Emerald Serpentt
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Joined 10-16-02, id: 281141
Author has written 3 stories for Manga, General, and Song.

This is where I dump all the crappy stories I wrote way back in grade school. (For perspective, I'm graduating from college in 2007.) I was going to start posting some newer work, but decided that I hate fictionpress so gave up. (Not on writing, mind you. Just on this site.)

Old stuff (which I have just posted for fun -- no need to review!)

The Purple Shells: A random, cheesy fantasy/sci-fi story I wrote for a yearly assignment in seventh grade. pokepoke

The Footstep of an Ant: A looooong, pointless, boring, predictable drama/mystery I wrote for the same assignment in eighth grade. Again, absolutely cheesy. (I lost the files for this, otherwise I'd post the rest...)
I do think some of the ideas I used in Ant were rather interesting, though, so I suppose there is a possibility that I will go back and rewrite this someday. (In the very distant future, haha.)

Reviewing Policy

Please don't feel compelled to review back. The work that I have up here is all stuff that I don't want reviews for, and I don't intend to post anything else here anymore.

I review very rarely -- when I do bother to, you can be assured that at least something in your story has captured my attention in a good way. If I fave your story, it means the same thing. I am otherwise a very lazy, and very picky reader with a super short attention span. I won't like your stuff just because you have hundreds or thousands of gushing reviews and a gazillion fans, and everyone on the site knows of your fic. This means, basically, that I'll only review if I like your stuff at some level and actually have something coherent to say about it and/or can actually be bothered to type up something. (Reviews from 2005 and prior should probably be taken with a grain of salt; I've changed a lot since then...)

What I generally do when reading here, by the way, is to first of all look at titles and summaries. If either or both seem interesting, I'll click. Then I'll skim quickly through first chapter. If it's one of those info-dumping prologues, I'll skip it. If the opening sentence says something about the weather or the scenery, I'll skip several paragraphs. If there STILL isn't anything going on, and the writing really sucks, I'll click the back button. If the writing is decent or above average, I'll either read the next chapter, or skip to the last chapter posted (or somewhere in the middle). If I'm intrigued, I'll go back and read from the beginning.

If you manage to get me to read more than three chapters, I'd say that's a pretty big achievement in itself. (And I will likely read the rest of the story if that is the case. Unless I lose interest halfway through because the story starts dragging and completely sucking. But this has only happened once... with a rather popular fic I shall not name here.) Because otherwise, my default reaction is, "Right, uh huh. And why should I care?"

Having skimmed through dozens and scores of pages of stories on this site, I can tell you several things: Openings are Very Important. And I could care less about the weather. Opening action scenes mostly make me snore. Opening dramatic angsty scenes make me gag. Especially when they're droning monologues. Mysterious, shadowy figures make me roll my eyes. And childbirth/prophecy scenes and infodump prologues really just ought to be banned. (Remember: "Why should I care?")

Well, that's the number one tip I think most writers here need, coming from this jaded veteran of . Have fun! Or not.

(Note: It is entirely possible for a story to be written most excellently and yet still fail to engage me. In those cases, I chalk it down to a matter of taste.)

I have taken down my Nano 2006.
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When Time Sleeps by temblance reviews
The true story of Sleeping Beauty, told by her Fairy guardian: The one who knew Sleeping Beauty would have been better off dead...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 775 - Reviews: 499 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 6/8/2005
Fantasy Parodies by Lccorp2 reviews
Fantasy parodies, mocking anything and everything about the genre. You want to read these. You just know you want to.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 15 - Words: 40,794 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 1/18/2008 - Published: 8/12/2006
Angels and Witches REWRITE by bex11 reviews
REWRITE of the original Angels and Witches. Much revised. The Angels and Mages are fighting for control of magickal people in a modern world- Thorn, Lian and Cass have been dragged reluctantly into the centre of events, and must prevent war at all costs.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 32,094 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/28/2007 - Published: 4/9/2005
Regimental Blues by Laiqualaurelote reviews
David never wanted to join the army. Then his regiment gets blown up, over half of his comrades have secret identities, the enemy keeps trying to disembowel him, and he's getting sick of all the plot twists. A tale of war, love, war, betrayal, and war.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 81,902 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/22/2006 - Published: 9/1/2005
Danny by Mystified reviews
REMOVED-- She's a teenager who's been raised by three criminals since infancy, with the toughened attitude to match. He's the guy she knows she never wanted. Still, it may have worked... had her three roomies not wanted him dead.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,859 - Reviews: 977 - Favs: 261 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 2/28/2006 - Published: 12/30/2002
Various Incidents of Little Importance, Really by Aidara reviews
Involving two questionable Men Who Are Probably Detectives, numerous Shadowy Characters, and bowler hats. Lots of bowler hats.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,066 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 1/13/2006 - Published: 2/26/2005
Wonderland by Rayona reviews
CHAPTER 75 UP She followed the White Rabbit to a city comparable to Hell. Her mission as an assassin is to do away with an evil dictator, but it's proving to be a harder task than expected.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 80 - Words: 272,773 - Reviews: 369 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/17/2005 - Published: 8/8/2002
Swords of the Yalu River by raiyuki reviews
Sun Hi, a trained Korean fighter living in Japan, disguises herself as a geisha in the Japanese court in attempts to kill the new Shogun for murdering her village and her teacher.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,228 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 5/23/2005 - Published: 2/25/2005
Silver Dawn by cosmo-queen reviews
The final dawn of the world.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/25/2005
How to Successfully Complete a Successful Story! by glitterjewele reviews
Can’t manage to finish the stories you start? Contracted writer’s block? Need a little help with summaries? Stop dodging flying vegetables. This is for you.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,843 - Reviews: 356 - Favs: 1,027 - Follows: 66 - Published: 9/29/2004
8 verses of orange summer mornings by sunkist deathmints reviews
an ode to the end of summer. kiss her goodbye before she leaves.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/23/2004
Oh, Spare Me the Closet Drama! by thosewhomustbecarried reviews
...too many people claiming to be angry over nonsense, and deciding to make poetry out of it. (But maybe this is hypocritical, who knows)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/11/2004
Don't Fear the Reaper by The Deacon reviews
A man runs over Death with his car... and the aftermath of that. Now going in a completely new direction
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,890 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 6/19/2004 - Published: 1/4/2002
Titles Are Difficult by Neon Tetra reviews
My satirical guide to writing and criticism on FictionPress. Rated PG13 for thematic elements.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Parody/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,896 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/29/2004
Constructive criticism by Werecat99 reviews
Tired of the 'plz r&r my stuff' reviews? Read these simple guidelines to constructive criticism. Tips on how to get more reviews included.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,032 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 139 - Published: 2/24/2004
Bitter Fruits by Werecat99 reviews
Alternate futures. One moment can change one's life forever. COMPLETE.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,294 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/27/2003
Welcome to Congress Cafe by tofujunky reviews
What can we get you today, Mr. President?
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 309 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/11/2003
Nitocris : Story of the Forgotten Queen by delphian reviews
"... braver than all the men of her time, the most beautiful of all the women." The story of a forgotten queen, and those who unwittingly stumbled on an ancient legend. R&R
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 9 - Words: 6,474 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/6/2003 - Published: 12/26/2002
The Invitation by Morcar reviews
What happens when you *do* invite the bad fairies to the christening.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,308 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/3/2003
Rule #1: Don't Rescue Virgin Sacrifices! by Gatekeeper reviews
They're sooo much more trouble than they're worth. Please R/R *New chapter*
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Parody - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,472 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 18 - Updated: 4/2/2003 - Published: 11/26/2001
The Bakery by Islandwalker reviews
A quirky little short story inspired by a photo of an old brick oven. Some intrique, some personalities, some sinister overtones, some literary experimentation, but ultimately the story of a building. Please R&R.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 5,421 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Published: 8/26/2002
Breath by Framling reviews
Not quite a songfic, but uses a song as a plot device, so *shrugs*. Robert, the son of a gifted guitarist and a cellist, must decide whose dreams to follow.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,623 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/18/2002
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Clouds reviews
"So many things we have left unsaid Beneath these azure skies and the drifting clouds..." A song of farewell, regret, and hope.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 297 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/17/2004
The Footstep of an Ant reviews
(old work) He was an obscure genius, a man with much potential but little ambition, and a tragic past... One day, he is found dead, just when he had begun to discover life once more, but was it suicide or was it murder? Or both?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,269 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/3/2003
The Purple Shells reviews
(old work) Two girls, two shells, and two identities... Twins Mikki and Lena have lived all their lives on Earth. When their mother falls ill and dies, they suddenly become tangled up in the troubles of the planet of their birth.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,072 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/20/2003