Shdwphoenix
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Joined 02-01-03, id: 336696, Profile Updated: 06-07-08
Author has written 5 stories for Supernatural, General, and Fantasy.

Hello! I'm currently a second-year anthropology major living and studying in Southern California. While I don't have as much time as I would like to write fiction, I do get hit with little bursts of inspiration from time to time and store those bursts away in a safe place (scattered Word documents in a special folder) so that I can elaborate on them later. If you review any of my stories, a big thank you. I'm not a great writer, so I gladly accept constructive criticism as long as the content remains reasonably civil. I also highly recommend the stories in my favorites list.

5/24/08 News: With the school year settling down, I'm finally ready to return to Fictionpress and I have a story idea lined up. This time though, I'm going to try something different. My biggest failure has been that I never finish any of the stories I start writing. Now, I think I've figured out why that is. Even though I have a general idea of where I want my stories to go, I don't write them down in an organized format, so my thoughts wind up all over the place and it's easy to lose direction. So for the latest story idea I have, I'm not going to post any chapters until I've finished them all. It will be a very simple and short piece. If I can't accomplish at least this much, I don't deserve to call myself a casual FPer.

As always, I've more than proven my inability to keep a consistent update schedule. I can't apologize enough for my sporadic updates or my long absences. Thank you so much for being patient with me.

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Preferred anime/manga: Naruto, Bleach, Ghost Hunt, Noir, Black Lagoon, Death Note

Preferred books: The Joy Luck Club, The House of the Spirits, The Hundred Secret Senses, Harry Potter series, John Grisham novels

Preferred styles of music: Instrumentals, Vienna Teng songs. I'll listen to pretty much anything though, except dirty rap.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, video games(!), forum roleplay, Chinese traditional dance, occasional fiction-ing

Preferred styles of fiction (not necessarily all in the same story, of course): First-person PoV, ample amounts of sarcasm, told in the vernacular, a healthy mix of romance/angst/violence

Screenname inspiration: In my freshman year of high school, my AIM handle was lil shdw drgn. Typical? Quite. So I just kept the 'shdw' part and switched to another mythical beast. Heaven knows why I didn't call myself 'shdwphnx', though in retrospect I'm glad I decided not to. So yeah. And no, I did not tYpE lYkE dIs, though I personally think it's natural that most teenage girls should go through a phase of odd chatspeak at one point or another.

Story Info:

Once Under a Blue Moon: Yes, supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves can be quite kick-arse and so deliciously evil. But I thought it would be interesting to see how a 'normal' teenager living in modern times deals with being different. This story has a decidely cheerful narrator and is part action, part romance. The plot starts with a little bit of both and will slowly develop them side-by-side.

Boulder: A weird little one-shot that came to me when my roommate had me listen to Vienna Teng's The Tower. As I thought about the lyrics, words of my own came to me, and it was one of those brilliant "light bulb turns on" moments that don't happen nearly enough. So, I ran with it and this entry is the result. The story in no way reflects my real life circumstances, though I'm sure we've all felt like that at one time or another.

Mikasch: A widow in her early thirties finds a wounded merchild in the tide pools. Her maternal instincts demand that she take in the poor thing and protect her, so she does, but it's not as easy as it seems. The State has a harsh policy when it comes to demi-humans, and the woman fears they'll force a terrible fate on this child. So she runs. This story shouldn't go for too many chapters and shouldn't have any intricate plot twists. I'm writing it mainly to appease my muse. Since it deals with non-humans, you might notice some similarities between it and Blue Moon.

Bronzework Dragon: I don't even know if it's fantasy enough to qualify; I'm considering moving it to Manga just so I'll feel more comfortable and so I can inject some manga/anime quirks--and I don't only mean the right to give Ritz green hair. XD Anyway, I'm exploring a different type of writing that's not so plot-driven: make some characters, put them in various situations, and see how their relationships develop. There is magic involved, as well as "creatures" called demons (misleading name), but the setting is a bit more modern.

A Duet of One: I was watching a Youtube video with two sisters playing a Chinese wind instrument, and their harmony was so beautiful that my thoughts turned dark and I imagined what it might be like if one of the sisters wasn't there. It seemed perfect for a one-shot, so I wrote about it. In this entry, a young flute player who has lost her sister tentatively picks up the music again and searches for her sister through the song. I think most of it is an extended metaphor or something. I'm not sure. Should've paid more attention in English class.


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson, "A Return to Love"

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Project Goddess by Kitzophrenic reviews
"It'd be funny, really, if not for the fact that they're all trying to kill me." Mirei makes her own brand of blissful ignorance, while Maiku prefers to steal the souls of the ignorantly blissful. They meet. Psychosis, violence, and a certain undesirable desire ensue, and now they can't go their separate ways, even if they wanted to.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 138,100 - Reviews: 590 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 3/21 - Published: 4/4/2003
ParaNormal by TheArchimage reviews
A normal girl with a normal life... right? Wrong. Ever since she gained the ability to hear people's thoughts, Toriko's world just hasn't been the same. Will her life ever get back to normal? *COMPLETE*
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 107 - Words: 197,986 - Reviews: 863 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/31/2010 - Published: 2/8/2002 - Complete
Roanoke by Narc reviews
Riley is serving a life sentence in an island prison when she is rescued by the crew of the Roanoke and sold her freedom in exchange for her assistance in a rebellion against the Iorian Empire. She just wants to survive, but there may be a reason to fight
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 96,684 - Reviews: 518 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 193 - Updated: 1/19/2009 - Published: 1/1/2007
Lethal Trust by Sweet Child reviews
In the end, she had been the fool. Letting a mafia boss talk her into going with him to Japan was not exactly a smart move on her side. But, while she was there, she'd make the best of it. Despite Koujis' bipolar enemy, Hiro... COMPLETE!
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 65,135 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/27/2008 - Published: 11/15/2006 - Complete
Quattrocentista by Nghi reviews
My calculator can do just about anything with its awesome, triple A battery lifeline! Except for protecting a little Asian Twinkie from her neighbor, of course. ...Oh, crap.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 93,654 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 11/3/2007 - Published: 4/22/2006
Too Far Gone by Narc reviews
Despite all reason, when Tanith's young daughter supposedly died in accident she becomes convinced that the death was a fake. Her search for Casey brings up long lost memories, abilities, and a threat from a dangerous force known as the Psionics.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 46,200 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/4/2007 - Published: 11/8/2006
Love Letter by Nghi reviews
Dear Tom Jones, I like you lots. I mean alot. No, wait, it's a lots... I think.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,263 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 14 - Published: 8/23/2006 - Complete
Monkey Wrench by Anne Academy reviews
COMPLETE. After one late night phone call, a sarcastic bookworm is pulled into a mysterious underworld rife with intrigue and violence. One man's desperate quest for freedom and an ancestral legacy will lead her to secrets wrapped in blood.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 115,506 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/3/2006 - Published: 12/21/2004 - Complete
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Mikasch reviews
A woman finds a young wounded mermaid and takes her in. The State considers demihumans a danger, but she won’t abandon this child to the threats of the sea.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,801 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/2/2007 - Published: 1/3/2007
Once Under a Blue Moon reviews
So. There’s this guy I like. I think he likes me, too. The only minor technical detail?... I’m a werewolf, and that doesn’t exactly scream compatibility.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 46,784 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 6/22/2007 - Published: 4/13/2006
A Duet of One reviews
[Oneshot] She and her older sister had always played their flutes together. When her sister dies, Yulan wonders if she can carry a tune for two alone...
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,341 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/10/2007 - Complete
Bronzework Dragon reviews
As student employees of a demonologist, Ritz and her partner, Monty, are expected to take some of his cases for him. And when you're not always sure what you're doing, interesting things tend to happen when you go out on assignment...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,376 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/5/2007 - Published: 3/3/2007
Boulder reviews
[Oneshot] I’ve always been strong, unyielding as a boulder on stormy plains. It’s only upon close scrutiny that anyone would ever notice the scars.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,273 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Complete
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