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Not a writer, more of a reader of very good works, mostly of the m/m slash variety. Fun fact, username is semi-from an RP I do. I don't review often, let alone favorite something.

My Pet Peeves that writers do:

1. Not seperating dialogue belonging to different characters via a new paragraph. (total turn off for me, I skip the story.)

2. Romanticizing stockholm syndrome. *looks at stories involving slaves loving their masters for virtually no reason, even if they're not cruel to them or anything like that*

3. Being overly cliche that is so textbook like it's rediculous. Caveat: Being cliche isn't necessarily bad, they're just incredibly hard to pull off well. They're more of a guilty pleasure than anything.

4. Using defiantly instead of definitely. They mean completely different things.

5. Not giving an actual summary or do the whole "summary sucks" crap or similar.

6. Using apostrophes for dialogue instead of quotation marks.

7. Outragiously large amount of text talk when characters aren't texting/improper capital letters when needed/other major and frequent grammatical/spelling errors. Seriously, who doesn't have microsoft word or similar to at least do spell checks? It won't get everything, but it should get a lot of things...

8. Absolutely zero indications of a scene change.

9. Jumping right to the sex when it's not a one night stand, but just started dating.

10. Huge blocks of text. With no paragraphs or anything. Or extremely few paragraphs. And I mean without even a line between them.

11. The "Rape Kiss." See Stockholm syndrome. I read an essay recently about that and I agree whole heartedly.


Tropes that I usually do not stand, but could be guilty pleasure every once in a while:

1. Soulmates. I am a fan of choice. I have read one story that takes the concept, flips it on its head, and spins it to the point it is interesting. Any other time, I'm very hesitant on this one...it looks more like stockholm syndrome to me, especially with a set dominant/submissive subtext. *looks at Inside Out and Silverback Wolves and glares at them, especially the latter, great premise, but then succumbed to it...facepalm*

2. Vampire/werewolf stories. There are only a handful that actually seem good. *looks at the New Night series* there was another one that was discontinued, but I can't remember its name...it had a hybrid in it, thats about all I remember beyond parts of its plot, it wasn't m/m slash or even romantic. Another interesting one that is discontinued was My Dog, a Werewolf or something like that.

3. Arranged Marrages/matings. Especially when one or both hate each other, even more so when it is rightfully so. Stockholm Syndrome at its finest to me. There's been only one that haven't been like that. 2 technically, though it was very much early on before the author abandoned it.


Cliches that are done way too much:

1. Protag. falls for their bully. (I despise this one...unless it was a long time ago, this should not be happening. I've seen one story that actually does this right.)

2. Protag. falls for their best friend or vice versa.

3. Nerd/Jock

4. It all began with a move (protag moves, new kid comes in) (Admittedly, this one is kind of a favorite of mine...)

5. Popular/not so popular

6. Dominant/Submissive architype

7. Employee/Boss

8. Instant attraction/love (uh huh...I know some quick marriages happen *looks at my own parents, but they usually don't last...my parents' did, but they are the exception, not the rule.)


Hard to stomach situations that I...frown on, but may continue reading the story if it's okay to good:

1. Rape *looks at Tears of the Neko (caveat, yes it's a slave story, but is an exception to the stockholm syndrome trope and is actually fairly good) and All In both by craftingmom, with All In being very hard for me to stomach, but couldn't stop reading*

2. Abuse of any kind *looks at I'm with the Band by ThisIsSoAwkward and Still Suffering by Shady Shinigami*


Top 3 stories I wish would continue:

1. Getting Used to it by Waiting for Summer

2. It's not all Mary Poppins by Toasted Crumpet

3. I'm not Ready by Thisdizzydreamer (it is not m/m)


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The Reunion by Latinus reviews
Ten years after high school graduation, Gabriel runs into Barrett again: his high school bully. Barrett claims he's changed, but Gabriel can't find the strength to forgive him. Gabriel finds it impossible to ignore that he's starting to like him a few days after a fist fight jump starts their relationship, and it looks like Barrett feels the same way. (M/M romance, sexual themes)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 151,999 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 2/2 - Published: 7/1/2016 - Complete
The Crypt Under Shadow Avenue by Vain Villain reviews
Shadow Avenue had always seemed like such a quiet street during the day, and Lionel was just a lonely boy finding his place in a dull world. But after a chance encounter on a cold autumn evening, his dreary days have taken a turn for the bizarre. Now his nights are filled with all manner of monsters, and he's become intrigued by the creatures lurking in the dark. (eventual m/m)
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 17 - Words: 47,841 - Reviews: 1313 - Favs: 535 - Follows: 482 - Updated: 5/15/2019 - Published: 9/29/2006
Some Kind of Serendipity by AlyxSvoboda125 reviews
Irial Dorian's in his final year of university and doesn't need any complications. Cris Emerson's an international boyband pop sensation deep in the closet and certainly not Irial's type. A chance meeting and their improbable second meeting change everything. Finding a way to navigate love in the music industry might just be harder than working within it. (slash)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 61 - Words: 215,353 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 11/30/2017 - Published: 12/13/2015 - Complete
The Fortuneteller by Devine Deviance reviews
Tegan was born into a Christian family and attends a Catholic school, so naturally, he's still in the closet. But now, he's forced to confront his feelings and question everything when he meets Luca; a descendant of gypsies and a fortune reader. Luca keeps Tegan's secret, but what secrets of his own is he not telling? (MxM)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 52 - Words: 180,046 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/15/2017 - Published: 1/3/2015
Revenge by Ishotthealbatross reviews
"Chances are, if you're a gay guy in high school, by the time you're a senior, you've learnt how to take a punch." Ian Kennedy is angry. Angry at alot of people but most of all, he's angry at his best friend's teammates who beat him up last summer. Now he's back at school and he wants revenge. Warning: slash P.S. pls see detailed summary inside
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 19,644 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/3/2017 - Published: 12/24/2014
I Thought You Were Fool's Gold by Ventracere reviews
A lot of musicians dream about making it big and Chase is no exception. He has all the pieces to build a rocket ship to the music industry, but he's missing the key. The songwriter. Featuring a well-meaning friend, overbearing mangers, stunts, and a grumpy Reese Weldman. (Slash)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 82,020 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 2/4/2016 - Published: 6/11/2015 - Complete
Being Wrong by vitamind3 reviews
When Charlie's taken away from his drug dealing father and sent to live with his grandparents, things aren't suddenly okay. Charlie's broken. He's not sure he ever wasn't broken. Music is the only thing that gives him solace, and his new neighbour Travis happens to be handy with a guitar. [boyxboy, slash, m/m, yaoi]
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 57,207 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 1/23/2016 - Published: 2/7/2014
Starry Eyed by Devine Deviance reviews
Eben is a normal teen who keeps to himself, and prefers his solitude. But when a peculiar boy with blue hair and multicolored eyes stumbles into his life, Eben finds himself caring for someone else for a change as he agrees to help the boy find his mom he hasn't seen for years. The more time spent with him, the more Eben begins to crave a life where the population exceeds one. MxM
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 52,981 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/17/2016 - Published: 7/1/2015
Other by LJ58 reviews
Sixteen year old Marcus Starke just found out he has a surprising legacy that is going to open up a very shockingly different world to him. He only had to die to discover it. Only that was only the beginning of a new life that was going to fast become far more challenging than he could have ever imagined.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 59,708 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/16/2015 - Published: 6/12/2015 - Complete