Rubedo Jr
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Author has written 4 stories for Romance, and Thriller.

"I see many branches waving, yet no wind blows."


Age: Early Twenties
Gender: Male
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Every so often, I feel compelled to fill out some of the chapters that fill my mind, and here you'll see the results. Short stories are my life's blood in situations like this, but I do try to tackle the larger projects as well. I won't lie, I'm a sporadic updater, if only because I'm likely to spend more time reading fiction than write it. In this way, I can learn methods that are tried and true, and avoid habits that spell disaster. Sometimes it works out better in my head than on paper, but no risk, no reward.

To understand the ideals and drives of others, see what concepts they've come across, to hopefully inspire with written review, that's my mission, and if I, too, must take up the mantle, it's not so hard a thing to do. The challenge is to continue what has been started, and often even more difficult is to convey the original idea across multiple chapters. Remember to keep a general outline of what you want to accomplish in the long-term on file, not just in your head - being able to reinforce your original idea with new ones is the key to maintaining a strong plot. Also, knowing what you intend in the end makes it that much simpler to control derailments instead of they you.

The worst thing writers can do to themselves is succeed too well. Make an amazing one-shot, for instance, and you might find that enough people enjoy what you've done that you'll start considering how you can expand, which always runs the risk of losing the original flavor that made your story special. Take care not to sacrifice your intentions to satisfy the fanbase, but also keep in mind that they are you supporters. Give back to them, from time to time, but don't feed them too much. You'll wind up with Neon Genesis Evangelion if you follow that route too far.

Don't be afraid to take risks, and if it draws incomprehensible flames, take it not as unwarranted criticism but as a mark of respect. That person might have spent a lot of time thinking about how you should do that impossible...something with a goat, and you should reward them for taking the time to flesh out that thought and tell you about it. In fact, if they've made it clear precisely what they found disagreeable, make sure to include it in your next chapter - it'll insure that you have at least one consistent reviewer, and it's rather entertaining seeing what people can come up with. If they remain committed, consider using some of their ideas, with permission, of course, in your own work.

Treasure reviews from readers who all but write a thesis on your work. They're a rare breed, and it's easy to just think of them as such. If someone spends that much time trying to tell you something, take note, pay attention. If anything, use them as fuel for your motivation in working on that difficult next chapter. It'll make it look like they had an input, and you want to foster that kind of thinking. It serves to keep you writing, and them reviewing. Theoretically. Um...try to foster two or three, for when they get tired of feeding your ego bubble - it will happen. No exceptions.

Never forget that you aren't working in a vacuum - if you know that you need help, find an author whose style or interests are similar to your own, and consider a collaborative effort. Ask them for tips or ideas, as well, and attribute their assistance where appropriate. It's only fair that everyone knows who helped you make your high fantasy, swords and sorcery world. And, if it happens to be a complete wash, you can rest assured knowing your good name isn't the only one tarnished. Sharing is caring, as they say.

Last, far from least, and possibly most importantly, if there's any advice that I could give you, based on advice that has been given to me in the past, it has to be this. Don't forget to wear sunscreen. If you don't take anything else from what I've provided, at least remember that. It's very important - if you want to know more, Youtube "Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)."

And now, with that, I leave you to your regularly scheduled perusal.

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Space Jockey by MomsDarkSecret reviews
An independent space hauler accustomed to working alone wonders what the hell he was thinking when he takes on a teenage boy, a former professional personal sexual companion, as his partner. The shipping business was never this hot!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 84,619 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 4/1 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Complete
The Scapegoat by Don't Look Now But reviews
Adolescent demons are the worst-hormones, bloodlust, and a complete lack of self control, all in the same package. Not that the adults are much better. Belial finds this out in his first days at the Academy. YAOI, SLASH
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 198,035 - Reviews: 730 - Favs: 440 - Follows: 488 - Updated: 2/16 - Published: 10/8/2009
Innocence by Honunjama reviews
Down for editing
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 4/9/2013 - Complete
Cobalt Blue by Daten reviews
Young pianist meets older artist and some soul-washing ensues. MM
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,920 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/7/2013 - Published: 11/30/2008
Skeleton by Honunjama reviews
Down for edits
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/21/2013 - Complete
Mafia Runner by Beautifully Shattered reviews
SLASH: Afton is at the point in his life where he faces constant barriers in his path of finding his own identity. Not only does he have to push past his parents' expectations, but he has to deal with the unwavering attention of a Mafia underboss.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 209,235 - Reviews: 1524 - Favs: 1,048 - Follows: 1,202 - Updated: 8/11/2013 - Published: 6/20/2009
Happiness by Jodiexxx reviews
SLASH / BROTHERCEST. The Big Fight started it all. It stemmed from jealousy, hatred and anger. Then again, it always does. "Happiness? ...Yeah, I'd like some of that."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 93,133 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 262 - Updated: 7/27/2013 - Published: 8/31/2010
Blood Flower by Ayzer Yarrow reviews
Lucan, a solitary vampire, searched far and wide for his soul mate. He finally stops at St. Peter Loire's Academy, and it turns out that his mate is Espen, a human boy, who is also his new roommate! What will become of their odd relationship? YAOI/WIP
Fiction: Manga - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 93,430 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 3/4/2013 - Published: 10/26/2008
My Brother and I by Lapari Caprise reviews
With the impossible task of figuring out love also comes identity. So what's a guy to do when he knows not which one he loves? Especially if both are forbidden loves - one MUCH more forbidden than the other. WARNING: Contains YAOI, BL, boy-on-boy, M/M, MxM, lemon, slash, etc. Also contains incest and threesomes. May cause heavy discomfort. Short collection of intertwined one-shots
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,126 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/30/2012 - Published: 11/9/2012 - Complete
Ink and Ballpoints by R. E. Winterayne reviews
Lusting after a student is wrong, isn't it? But it's not his fault that those gray eyes are always on his mind. Not his fault that he wants to reach out and trace the small frame, press it to him. Not his fault. What's wrong with a little indulgence? MxM.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 56,831 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/6/2012 - Published: 7/12/2011 - Complete
Right Now by Calico Trayce reviews
Right now, my brother's coming out of the closet. Not gonn'a lie, it's awkward. Mom's looking at him like he's just said the f-word and Dad's kind of silently stunned. Me? I'm staring at his supposed boyfriend and all I can think is, "I will rape him."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,086 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 15 - Published: 5/19/2012 - Complete
Band Aid by R. E. Winterayne reviews
"I'm not bleeding, am I?" William asked curiously, gaze alternating between the band-aid and the other boy, who shook his head slowly. "You're not bleeding, are you?" Again, Ryan just shook his head, smile on his face. "Then why do I need a band-aid?" MxM
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,629 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/29/2011 - Published: 7/2/2011 - Complete
Intrusive and Arrogant by Calico Trayce reviews
Slash/Yaoi/MxM - Finding out that the brother you hate is moving back into your life is tough. We know. INCEST/LEMON! COMPLETE!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 50,149 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 428 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 6/22/2011 - Published: 2/26/2009 - Complete
Cookies by stray cat reviews
A story about school boys, trigonometry, art, opposites that attract, japanese cliches, abuse of printers and cookies. Contains slash.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,097 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/4/2011 - Complete
A Different Kind of Feeling by Esquirella reviews
Femslash (Yes, you read that right! Yuri, fXf. Homophobes need to find their own way out.) Alex sits you down to tell you about how she discovered she wasn't straight. Do you have time for a cup of coffee or two? This might take her a while.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,433 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 7/2/2009 - Published: 1/24/2006
You Never Know by failte200 reviews
Slash. Can you find love on the Fruit-Loop? You never know. One-shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,018 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/18/2009 - Complete
Puppy Love by DJ Ayane reviews
I was quite sure that I shouldn’t like this. Not because Reita was my brother, but because he was a boy. I’ve only kissed girls. I’ve only ever liked girls. I was sure of that. But Reita made me feel like I had with a girl....
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,074 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/31/2008 - Published: 8/19/2008
NonConsensual Love by failte200 reviews
Slash, Coming-of-age. 15 y/o Ryan is forced to make a deal with a 50 y/o African man he calls "Sno", selling his body for passage. Turns out, neither of them will end up how they began.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 45,098 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 5/27/2008 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Complete
Spectrum by Aikida reviews
A series of PWP's using color psychology. /sex, m/m, f/f, rape, blood/gore, shouta, all that good stuff/
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,125 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/11/2008 - Published: 9/21/2006
The Road by failte200 reviews
Slash. Ty's boyfriend was old enough to be his father. But actually, he was Ty's best friend's father, instead. Oneshot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,838 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/26/2007 - Complete
The Sandman's Kiss by Lilias reviews
[Slash] Alek lives for the oblivion that sleep brings—and each day he drags himself through a life of abuse. What is a boy to do when he discovers he has unwittingly earned the attention of a charismatic walking myth: the Sandman? [complete]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 76,842 - Reviews: 562 - Favs: 649 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 1/8/2007 - Published: 12/18/2003 - Complete
New Kid by Esquirella reviews
Adam meets Gavin in the fourth grade. He wants to get to know him, but his two friends don't like Gavin. Time keeps passing. When will Adam get his chance? (Warning: MxM, yaoi, shounen ai, slash) Chap. 9: Gavin takes it from the top.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,745 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 10/25/2006 - Published: 4/8/2005
More than Friends by Esquirella reviews
MxM (yaoi, slash, shounen ai - whatever you want to call it. Homophobes, turn back) Ryan knows he needs to prove his love to Lee. Sequel to TMFTP: Kevin's Story! Chap. 9: The plot thickens.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,332 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 10/25/2006 - Published: 6/1/2005
Take Me From This Pain, Kevin's story by Esquirella reviews
Completed. MM Slash BE WARNED! Abuse, mentions rape. Kevin needs to escape his abusive stepfather and Jason provides that chance. Will he also be able to make Kevin see that love is in the cards? Chap 40: All good things ...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 72,072 - Reviews: 445 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 5/13/2005 - Published: 3/11/2004 - Complete
Take Me From This Pain, Brian's story by Esquirella reviews
Completed. MM Slash. BE WARNED! Abuse, mentions rape. Matt is a bully and Brian is his target. But one day Matt finds out something that changes their relationship forever. Can he save Brian from his pain, or is he already lost? Chap 40: Daddy dearest.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 81,794 - Reviews: 1001 - Favs: 549 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 5/10/2005 - Published: 3/11/2004 - Complete
HarperParkerTrue by Shimisaki-kun reviews
Nathaniel Harper is a freshman at Rosemoore High, he had never been very interested in history until he met Nick Parker, the kindest, cutest and definitely sexiest teacher he had ever met. Yaoi, shota, rape & more. Have fun reading -Chapter 5 is up!
Fiction: Manga - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,709 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/14/2005 - Published: 8/18/2004
Heaven by Orby reviews
I'm bad REALLY at summaries...er, yeah. WARNINGS: M/M Slash, some violence and harsh language.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,342 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/18/2004
Falter by I Try reviews
(SLASH, BoyXBoy) Tyler Oak may be a nobody at his all-boys prep school, but desguised as 'The Claw', he can say what he wants. But, when he takes on the school gang and their leader, Lucas Roy, things get tricky...(HEAVY R)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 49,459 - Reviews: 487 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/26/2004 - Published: 7/2/2004
Blurring the Line by Aphrael reviews
Brian Henderson's life takes an abrupt turn when a walk through the park leads to a strange meeting - with even stranger events to follow. (slash: boy/boy romance)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,734 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 7/9/2004 - Published: 4/23/2003
Key Sacrifice by D-chan reviews
Warnings: slash/yaoi, language, adult situations, shotacon, more inside. :: No matter how surreal a situation, there's always a hand to help, even if the owner doesn't realize it. Delos learns this quickly, thanks to a little schoolboy named Soren...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 34,621 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/31/2004 - Published: 4/15/2003
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Catalyst reviews
One little push, a world of possibilities. Change, progress, evolution; it can all start from the simplest catalyst. Two young boys will have to learn just what that means for them. Warnings: Minor/shota, slash/yaoi, fluff.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 5,942 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/20/2013 - Published: 6/23/2011
Ardent Vice reviews
Kidou Romani did one job; he found things. When the Syndicate requests his services, however, he finds himself caught between vice and virtue as he works to unravel the case - before it unravels him. Warnings: shota, loli, abuse, mature subjects.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 636 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/6/2011
Trust Me reviews
Every game has rules, and every rule has exceptions. To win, sometimes you have play a little dirty. Trust me, the rules can always change; it's all about the interpretation. Warnings: fast-paced, incest, minor/shota, slash/yaoi.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,071 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 2/5/2011 - Published: 11/13/2007 - Complete
My Sky, So High reviews
The sky is a difficult entity to benchmark yourself against. In a life of neglect and confusion, however, it could be just the thing to turn a wish into reality. Warnings: some double meanings, implied slash with minors.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 643 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/18/2009 - Complete