Spootasia Tomoe
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Joined 08-30-02, id: 260564
Author has written 59 stories for Humor, Life, Supernatural, Love, Fable, Religion, Politics, Sci-Fi, General, Essay, Friendship, War, Song, Family, Haiku, and School.

I am 19, female, a bit off the deep end and currently embroiled in the wonders and dear-god-what-is-that-thing terrors of college life.

My policy: you review my work, and I’ll review yours... sometimes it takes me a while to get to it, though, so be patient. I’ll get there... eventually...I have amazing forgetfulness skills to be proud of.

I’m a friend to constructive criticism, so be brutal as long as it's not shameless flaming. I’m a friend to shameless flaming, too (it makes me laugh), so feel free to do that as well (although it might not get you a responding review, because, seriously... you flamed me).

A fair amount of my work is not based off anything I have experienced myself, so let me know if it doesn't ring true.

Other than that, feel free to e-mail me if you want. Unless you're a stalker. If you are, go away. I’m busy with college work and have no time to deal with the restraint orders.

That’s about it. And so, I shall leave you now. Have a lovely day, my fellow humans! (all non-humans and free-floating entities, included, as well. no offense meant, obviously)

UPDATE as of 03/22/07 : I have two poems, six fictions and one short story in the works, but I honestly don't think I will be posting anything for a couple of months yet. At least, not until summer rolls around.

Scattered Across the Earth by Raven Monarch reviews
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Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/13/2004
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Comminuted reviews
comminuted: adjective, 1. being a fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed into numerous pieces, 2. comminuted; divided into small parts, 3. powdered; pulverized. verb, 4. to pulverize; triturate [definitions from dictionary.com]
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 388 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/4/2006
They drown in the middle reviews
It's a game where every one is possible prey, save you; you've pulled away. you're tired of being bitten and left for dead so now you watch and laugh instead as they fall into the same ditches you used to know.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 533 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/21/2006
in the end reviews
13+ for slight swearing. on a disintegrating friendship. sometimes all you can do, when your pleads go unheard, is to look on and try to not say "I told you so" at the funeral, because you did, you did, but it was you who was pushed away.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/12/2006
down reviews
everyone falls. In war, in bars, basements filled with smoke, in dirty bathroom stalls with strangers; everybody falls, you can't avoid it. But you'd think, seeing as it's so common, that someone would notice.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/4/2006
The Storm reviews
found it loitering among my word files the other day. was written after a particularly messy fight with my mother.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/4/2006
lost reviews
without direction or movement, we stand still in wonder
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/31/2006
beyond their reach reviews
I have no words for this. It just spilled out of my head like a robot in FLCL. I think it has something to do with society eating away at my brain.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 303 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/31/2006
Yes, I am calling to you, human reviews
another poem designed to hopefully lead its readers to the realization that what we need is acceptance.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/31/2006
Untitleable reviews
On suicide and a friend’s failure to leap the hurdle of genetic tactlessness: I have not even the ability to title this, nor give it a proper summary just like you couldn’t smile and your cousin couldn’t live. for liz.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 383 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/27/2006
The Hero
and every year Oedipus is read and taught and put on parade and we revel in his sorrow and in his tragedy, because we knew it was coming and expected nothing less.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 378 - Published: 1/22/2006
Prophetic reviews
because your preconceived answers are prophetic, aren’t they? I’ll look to you to see myself, because, you know, I get such a thrill out of all you can come up with.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/22/2006
it's the chemicals reviews
you hand me the bottle and say, this helps, really and as I grab it from you all I want to do is scream, if this is how you think I should deal then why don’t you just give me a goddamn frontal lobotomy?
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 827 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/10/2006
Yes reviews
We try to gain an ally, perhaps reform a foe, but all we end up doing is loosing ourselves in the oil wells with AK-47's welded to our sides. I didn't think they'd receive us like this and I never though fire could reach so high.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/8/2006
Without Turning Back reviews
whispering, you drive away into your world beyond
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/5/2006
fallen reviews
if you turn back, I swear, you can have as many kicks out of me as you want.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 589 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/2/2006
You don't understand reviews
we'll always be different and we'll never get it. so don't say he deserved the death penalty, don't leave her behind because she can't smile. don't tell them they're wrong or how to feel, because, kid, you're just like us and we're all too blind to see.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/2/2006
Just Listen reviews
look, it’s not much once they’ve taken it all but it’s still better than death, so take care.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/11/2005
permission reviews
we can cope if we pretend it's nothing. [haiku]
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/4/2005
go ahead, i'm waiting reviews
on racism and acceptance. a call for equality with the smallest bit of humor at the end to soften it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/4/2005
the white holes that elude us reviews
and it's when you are bound to nothing that you can finally see. and it's staring back at yourself across space that you wonder if you should mourn for your lost blindness. your hands itching in their bandages, you let yourself be torn away.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 343 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/3/2005
twisted reviews
we’d rather let them suffocate these days then risk being sued for saving their life the wrong way.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/20/2005
a cage of my own making reviews
they always say, "he who hesitates is lost," but i just had to find out the hard way, didn't i? sometimes it's better to take a risk and loose than to remain safe and wondering, "why didn't i just..."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/17/2005
The Wake reviews
We leave our homes for foreign lands and let things disintegrate and fall from our open grasp like dust through fingers. And then we return and expect all to remain the same for us, but for how long can we sustain this fantasy before all our ties are lost
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/9/2005
they had a funeral for Roger reviews
for all the good little girls and boys who do what they're told and get wasted; a reminder about the ones you didn't go looking for
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/6/2005
It’s called dancing reviews
that's it, girl who thinks she can fly, i'm never speaking to you again, 'cause you're bringing me down in the eyes of the public. they don't want us to follow our hearts, so why can't you just sit still?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/6/2005
breadsticks reviews
it's cocktail hour and we're all hungry, but who will get to eat?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/6/2005
For the State reviews
go forth to our enemies' country, your fellow humans, and fight and die but don't ask why. maybe the glowing napalm and the broken song of firing rounds will distract you when you're broken.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/6/2005
don't reviews
and every time you make me feel this way i force myself to remember, because it's something you deserve
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 367 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/27/2005
i can dance reviews
sometimes, no matter how bad it gets, people still find reasons not to leave. excerpt: “you want me to sing?/ it doesn’t matter who’s around/ my voice’s lacking sound/ or if they laugh ‘cause if you smile/ I’ll never falter/ if that’s what you want”
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/22/2005
the drug reviews
it's a drug, an addiction. it is the undeniable rhythm of our souls.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 331 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/25/2005
reliable reviews
slightly repetitive, but then, it IS supposed to be a song: “bones crack/ and shake /they splinter/ and break/ they aren’t that reliable/ like you”
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/24/2005
untitled
from the POV of the captured, tortured and fast-fading. on the verge of breaking, a final plea.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Published: 9/24/2005
broken reviews
there’s nothing wrong unless there’s blood/they never realize that something’s broken inside/if he doesn’t get some help/if he doesn’t treat the wound/if he doesn’t wake up soon/his shattered heart may die.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/24/2005
The Working Life reviews
the essay question i got on the new SATs this year wasn't too hard to answer and even managed a 12, but, more importantly, it made me think...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 552 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/10/2005
The Wronged reviews
fiction on abortion from the point of view of the children. some with abortion legal and some illegal; some chapters pro-choice, some pro-life. i'm here to help show the blur in the line between
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,040 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/10/2005 - Published: 8/7/2005
Sol's passing reviews
the death of the sun comes slowly, but that doesn't make it any less hard on humans. a short bit on the survival of our kind.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 523 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/10/2005
the bemused reviews
and the differences between us should make us better and the similarities should let us laugh. and how ridiculous we all are, and how i love it so
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/4/2005
I reviews
a poem on non-conformity from the point of view of the uber conformed. “they are the deranged/ the abandoned/ the diseased/ they will end the world to save it”
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 390 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 5/19/2005
the price of misplaced love reviews
there is a price to pay for every stolen kiss; “...and we’ve been repaid for our sip of lust/ when what we longed for was love’s deep drink.”
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/14/2005
all we are reviews
“it’s an interesting way/we have, we young/of drowning out our sorrows/and deafening ourselves to pain/and lectures that we always hear/but some how need to hear again” will we all survive these unhealthy crippling tendencies and, please, won't you try?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 509 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/10/2005
I will smile reviews
"I have always told myself/ that I would rather ride the hearse/ than ride their ambulances/and their empty words/ that they pretend mean something/ at least you will always be empty/ you never fooled me"
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 292 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/8/2005
Destroy Me reviews
and i suppose this is what i fear when i think of what we call 'love.'
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/8/2005
empty klaxons reviews
for the woman who walks down my street at 7pm, the night before recycling day, collecting cans as is her living. an attempt at an apology, an explanation of why i do not reach out as best i could, though it is really just an excuse for my being a disgrace
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/9/2005
them stars
PG13 for swearing. a humor piece of military-issued soldiers on speculating about the stars. the humor is a golden nugget at the end of the trail and you have to stick to the trip to get the reward!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,266 - Published: 2/3/2005
The Victors reviews
from another older, life-weary doyle: 'if only the immortal years/could have lasted forever./ if only I could have died young/if only I had tried,/and if only I had won.'
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 342 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2005
squicked reviews
PG13 for a milisecond of bad language. "it’s a crazy world out there, boy/ it’s madness and chaos/ they’ll eat you alive..."
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 192 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/24/2005
allergic reviews
there's so much wrong with the world today and it's beginning to make me feel sick
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/16/2005
In Memory: thrown to hell reviews
for the victims of the 9/11 attack on the world trade center, USA, and their families who lost them. sorry, it's a bit late, but here it is.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 299 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/16/2005
In Memory: lost and waiting reviews
for all those who died and lost so much in the tsunami that recently plauged the area around Sri Lanka, the Indonesian islands and Thailand
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 540 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/1/2005
intangible
I think, therefore I am an illusion, an allusion to the ignorance of the spinning of the wheel, the wielding of the sickle, the ending of the circle as we step out of the line; we fade away, we forget, we go on in our limited prose about the rotting tapes
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 594 - Published: 11/1/2004
the red tide reviews
PG for cutting. when one becomes full of another's problems with no one to talk to themselves, one must find different ways to let everything out...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 337 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/24/2004
condemn me reviews
to the few who believe i am to burn in a place i cannot imagine for what allows me to remain sane, for I need to believe in chaos because it is the only way I can make sense of life. i only wish they'd understand
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,094 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/24/2004
sun sinks low reviews
'my silent feet trace down a path I've traversed a million times before that leads to nowhere A place where all ends meet'
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 272 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/31/2004
I was life
the story of mother earth and her tragic love for her children. "Perhaps I will give and take and pursue life with the vicious cycle until you stop the wheel and I cease within, dead cold stone my last gift to you."
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,183 - Published: 8/8/2004
twelve reviews
'All I can do is hope and pray that you can hear my weeping and feel my tears and pray my pain will tear away your wings and throw you back to me'
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 307 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/19/2004
The Soul's Last Lament reviews
PG13 for it concerning suicide. A soldier looses faith in all around him and considers suicide. ‘I… I cannot be saved. This world cannot be saved. This world is falling apart.’ Slowly he stood, steeling himself for the act.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,192 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/18/2004
a fine predicament for a wandering mind reviews
parody of stream-of-conciousness writing. a young student rushes to a class she's late for, but she never reaches it. an encounter with an inatimate object of amazing prowess sends her reeling...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,455 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/23/2004
pain will not raise reviews
only PG because of it concerning suicide, though vaugely. please r and r if you're up to it. sampling: "that is life. what is death? that is love. this is pain."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/28/2004
As graceful as a buffalo reviews
a parody of the homeric simile based off the scentence my teacher gave me: 'the man was as graceful as a shot buffalo.' this is the story behind that scentence gone to the extreme.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 542 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/10/2004