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Joined 02-10-16, id: 1054220, Profile Updated: 05-27-20
Author has written 26 stories for Action, Humor, General, Sci-Fi, and Romance.

Hello! I don't have much to say about myself except I'm a writer/artist always looking to improve. Growing up, I've always been interested in cartoons and animation, that I can say it's heavily influenced my writing. If stories with chapters over 2-3k words aren't your thing, this is not the place for you. Feedback really means a lot to me. Unless it's a one-word comment like "cool" or "nice". It just comes off as lazy, it doesn't help me at all, and it gives me the impression that you didn't read the story in the first place. Comments like "this is good" or "this needs some work" will be deleted, please be specific but not to the point where you have to pick apart everything. Being vague in general doesn't help me either and I can imagine that plenty of artists feel the same way. It's annoying to receive a pointless comment on something you've worked very hard on and it's even more annoying when to not receive anything at all. If you want to support a writer, GIVE THEM FEEDBACK. It may not seem like a big deal, but it can really serve as motivation and encouragement to keep writing. And please no "lol random XD" comments. By that I mean, nothing that will annoy me, make me hate you, and make me lose brain cells from reading. Here's another thing I want to point out. When you leave a comment, don't say you didn't read my story just to say something stupid. I'll also do R4R, so just leave a review on one of my stories and don't spam me, telling me I need to check my PMs. You will get blocked if you do. If you want me to review your story, review one of my mine in return. Help me, help you. If you say you're going to review something, then DO IT so you don't waste your time and mine.

I'm also on Quotev, which I used to think was better than Fictionpress but it's actually trash. Follow me on Twitter @ink_pixelz. I may or may not follow back depending on what you post.

Current and Upcoming Works:
Done Like Dinner: À La Carte: Follow the lives of Colby and Sage with their children as they discover there's more to life than food-fighting and cooking. Updated Tuesdays.
The Brothers Manaka: An aspiring journalist creates a blog centered around an infamous clan of supernatural hunters, in hopes of changing the public's perception of them. Currently on hiatus until late 2020.
Drabble Collection: Updated sporadically.
Cookie's Cupcakes: A girl with dreams of having her own cupcake business finds inspiration in a book of supernatural ingredients written by her late grandmother. To be posted late-summer 2020.

The Puberty Diaries by CheddarBrat789 reviews
Tequila Rodriguez is a soon-to-be woman who is slowly wrapping up the war against her hormones. Even so, she is quick to realize that it isn't just her body that's permanently changed, but rather her entire world and the way she's treated and looked at by society. Oh, and did we mention that she's starting high school as well? Can't this girl catch a break, already? (c) 2017
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,587 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/6/2017 - Published: 2/13/2017 - Complete
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Done Like Dinner: À La Carte reviews
Taking place twenty-two years after the events of Done Like Dinner, childhood best friends Colby and Sage have grown into slightly maturer adults. He's a food-fighting master/professional wrestler, she's a best-selling author. With of children of their own, they're eager to help them grow as food fighters and people. But can Colby welcome his son to the King of Curry throne?
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 218,290 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/7 - Published: 1/15/2019
Shika's Drabble Collection reviews
Random one-shots ranging from humorous to dramatic involving the characters from my stories.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 20,946 - Reviews: 14 - Updated: 6/12 - Published: 5/22/2019
The Brothers Manaka reviews
Aspiring journalist, Mai Yoshida, is always looking for the biggest scoop and thanks to one of her college classmates, she just might have found it. After learning he was born into a supernatural hunting clan that's received a poor reputation over the years, Mai sets out to silence the naysayers by making a blog about them.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 147,637 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 5/11 - Published: 3/4/2019
The Surprisingly Productive Holidays of Drew & Stevie
Long Beach's slacker bros have proven that they can add a little more fun to their lazy summer breaks, but how do they spend holidays together?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 24,406 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/10 - Published: 10/31/2019 - Complete
The Surprisingly Productive Summer of Drew & Stevie reviews
Drew and Stevie are childhood friends who pride themselves on being a couple of slackers. After spending most of their summers doing absolutely nothing, they decide to have a constructive summer break by finding lots to do in the seaside city of Long Beach, Washington.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 81 - Words: 191,045 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/2/2019 - Published: 6/14/2019 - Complete
The Saviors of Statera City reviews
Statera, a once small, but strange town has transformed into a big, but bizarre city. Even in the year 2112, it's the target of many crimes which are left unresolved. But what happens when esteemed professor Prometheus Produco builds the city's newest heroes in the form of twin brother-sister robots? Can they successfully carry out their roles as the new Saviors of Statera?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 154,811 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/9/2019 - Published: 12/7/2016 - Complete
Done Like Dinner reviews
Food-fighting is a sport that combines the thrill of competition with the joy of food. In honor of his late father, a boy named Colby strives to become the best food fighter in the world while trying to prove that he's more than a weirdo who can cook. Will he be successful in achieving his dream or will he have to trade in his headband for a chef's hat?
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 63 - Words: 368,397 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/25/2018 - Published: 6/21/2017 - Complete
Mark & Mindy reviews
Mark and Mindy are twin orphans living and studying under a wise kung-fu master known as Master Grandpa. When the siblings are granted permission to go outside for the first time since they were taken in as babies, they quickly learn that their hometown, Statera, is in dire need of someone to stop the constant crime and craziness.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 78,294 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/17/2018 - Published: 2/11/2016 - Complete
Brock Diamond: Bounty Hunter Extraordinare reviews
Son of a famous bounty hunter, Brock Diamond becomes Chrom City's newest protector and he learns that the path to becoming an expert bounty hunter isn't an easy one. Brock has a bunch of wild adventures while trying to earn the respect he deserves. Can this young man follow in his father's footsteps and become a more seasoned bounty hunter in the process?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 45,115 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 11/7/2017 - Published: 9/14/2016 - Complete
Friends, Food, and Fireworks reviews
"That was the beauty of America. Where you could befriend anyone, regardless of race or gender, and truly make the most of a wonderful relationship." (REPOST)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,792 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/4/2017 - Complete
Cuckoo For Coconuts reviews
Aiden and Ethan are two young cavemen from the prehistoric town of Boulderville. When Aiden has a craving for a coconut, he and his best friend go to great lengths to retrieve one.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,715 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 4/15/2017 - Published: 2/27/2016 - Complete
Cindy & Clark reviews
From the peaceful city of Disparita, twins Cindy and Clark take pleasure in being troublemakers. After they lost their parents in a fire and left the taekwondo master who adopted them, the kids must do what they can to survive, including breaking the rules. But what happens when the twins find themselves in the odd town of Statera?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 81,807 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/30/2016 - Published: 3/24/2016 - Complete
A Poverty Christmas reviews
One-shot based on the Cindy & Clark series. See what happens when the twins spend their last Christmas all alone in Disparita before moving to Statera. Told in Cindy's POV.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,535 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/24/2016 - Complete
Cindy & Clark 3 reviews
For twins who've spent most of their lives together, Cindy and Clark are as different as salt and pepper. She's a sadist with a constant craving for sugar and destruction. He's a whiz kid with a penchant for sarcasm and small animals. The siblings spend their days in the kooky town of Statera, cleaning up whatever messes they find themselves in.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 67,941 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 12/8/2016 - Published: 10/4/2016 - Complete
The Big Helpers reviews
Van and Blake are two teenagers behind a small project called The Big Helpers, where they help out people with their problems. No matter how big or small. Join the two as they attempt to help their community one problem at a time.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,626 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/13/2016
Cindy & Clark 2 reviews
Cindy and Clark are twins living in the eccentric town of Statera, trying to escape from the criminal life they had in their hometown of Disparita City. The siblings have their fair share of strange adventures, all while putting their martial arts skills to good use. Because when you live in a town like Statera, you always to have expect the unexpected.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 79,068 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 9/8/2016 - Published: 6/23/2016 - Complete
Hi, Dad reviews
Similar to my other one-shot "Hello, Mom", Cindy reflects on her formerly close relationship with her father and the impact he had on her life before he died.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,004 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/19/2016 - Complete
In Good Company reviews
Mindy only considers Clark a friend and nothing more. But will a trip to the nurse's office give her second thoughts about their relationship?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,669 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/11/2016 - Complete
Everything Won't Be Okay reviews
Being a teenager in poverty can be difficult. Being a teenage criminal in poverty can be much more challenging.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,164 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/20/2016 - Complete
Hello, Mom reviews
Mother's Day is an important holiday to most families and for someone like Clark who lost his own mother as a kid, he still celebrates it as if she was alive and well.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/10/2016 - Complete
Mystery Stew reviews
Another M&M one-shot told in Mark's POV. When Mindy is dealing with a stomachache, big brother, Mark, steps in and tries to help her.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 954 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/23/2016 - Complete
Two of a Kind reviews
One-shot from the Mark & Mindy series, told in Mindy's POV. The younger of the twins looks back on her childhood and formerly close relationship with her brother, Mark, when he injures himself.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,313 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/22/2016 - Complete
Little Twins reviews
One-shot based on the Mark & Mindy series. Master reminisces about the twins as toddlers, having a little fun before bed one night.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 506 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/21/2016 - Complete
Mark & Mindy 3
In the last part of the M&M series, Mark and Mindy meet a pair of twins from Disparita, a city that contains a fraction of the chaos in Statera. Are the new twins good-hearted kids like Mark and Mindy or are they children with a mean streak? Will they be friends, rivals, or both?
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 63,300 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/18/2016 - Published: 3/7/2016 - Complete
Mark & Mindy 2
A continuation of the first collection of short stories centered around Mark and Mindy, twin orphans living under a kung-fu master known as Master Grandpa. When the siblings are granted permission to go outside for the first time since they were taken in as babies, they learn their hometown, Statera, is in dire need of a hero.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 56,988 - Updated: 3/5/2016 - Published: 2/25/2016 - Complete
From Yawns to Giggles reviews
Just a little friendship fluff involving the two characters from my other story "Cuckoo for Coconuts."
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,006 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/1/2016 - Complete
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