Arcade Melon
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Joined 07-20-05, id: 486473

This is me, returning to Fictionpress under a different name because my old one was far too recognizable for my shy and insecure tendencies concerning my habit of reading and reviewing sappy teen romance on this site. Also, if I ever write anything, I'm even more shy and insecure about that.

Anyway. I am a reader, and not so much a writer, though I dabbled in it for a while, and failed miserably all the time. Reading, though, is a passion, and on those days when my friends ditch me or my boyfriend is not in town, 90 percent of the time, I'll be reading.

As to what I read:

As previously stated, I read a lot of sappy teen romance here. I do not expect extremely high quality writing from Fictionpress, although, every once in a while, I find it anyway. However, if I start reading something, and the quality is low enough that it hurts my brain, no, I won't read it. Mostly, this site is an outlet for my boredom, in much the same way that other people surf Youtube or something. Primarily, because of my tendency to visit this site a lot in a short period of time and then not come back for a while, I'll read already-completed stories, though most of the stories on my favorites list have been there for quite a while, and may not reflect this tendency. If I review, it will likely be long, and critical, and since long, critical reviews take some effort, I don't review often. If it makes you feel any better, I don't write anything for anyone else to review, either.

One of the side effects of reading all this sappy teen romance on Fictionpress is that I come across amaturely written stories and such, read them anyway, and then think, "Well damn, I could do better than that." See, I have in my head this delusion that I'm kind of good at writing, which I guess I am, up until the point where I realize I'm writing a cliche and it's boring me to tears and I don't know what else to do with it. Then I abandon it and don't touch it for long periods of time, and when I do go back and look at it, I decide I hate it and delete it forever.

So the point is (and there is one, I swear) that if I start posting anything, don't trust me. I think if I ever try to post anything again, it will be something already at least majorly outlined, if not already written in at least rough draft form, but still - don't trust me. I am not likely to finish it. Do not get your hopes up.

Other than that, there is not a lot that I have to say about myself. I am seventeen, and I live in Alaska, and I like music and people that aren't retarded and San Francisco and art. (This is 2007, and I am dating this so you know when I haven't updated it for years and this is no longer completely true.) And I think that is all.

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Hiring a Hooligan by Deena reviews
Determined to put the fear of God into the racist homophobe who messed up her best friend, mild-mannered Jane Hazelton resorts to hiring a thug to do the job. Trouble is, said thug isn’t interested in money, he’s interested in her. **COMPLETED**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 110,036 - Reviews: 2291 - Favs: 3,206 - Follows: 704 - Updated: 8/23/2013 - Published: 9/3/2005 - Complete
Through Me by Maeven reviews
So his friend was the one who got the crossdressing girl in the all boys school. Like Tristan Harland is ever the type to lose out, especially not to some girl who stalked him all the way from China. Problem is, she isn't exactly the type to lose either.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 176,563 - Reviews: 2515 - Favs: 1,497 - Follows: 1,041 - Updated: 5/31/2012 - Published: 5/21/2006 - Complete
Life Is Beautiful by arachibutyrophobia reviews
-fin- The mostly lighthearted story of Rafael Montgomery, who has been accidentally enrolled into a girl's boarding school.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 2131 - Favs: 975 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 4/5/2010 - Published: 1/29/2005 - Complete
Snippets by squiggle-line reviews
He's a self-proclaimed videogame freak. She thinks the library is her second home. Together, they're going to take over the world...er...right after he figures out what she did with his box of cereal...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 60,424 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 5/21/2009 - Published: 8/9/2005
False Facades by Maeven reviews
Sam Westlane is the new kid in the famous all boys Crestan High School for the rich and the spoiled ... There's only one problem. Sam is a girl.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 114,525 - Reviews: 7164 - Favs: 5,809 - Follows: 798 - Updated: 1/5/2009 - Published: 9/5/2003 - Complete
Chemistry by stroke in a can reviews
REMOVED // He’s Adam, she’s Eve. How could this not work?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,848 - Reviews: 1376 - Favs: 771 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 1/27/2008 - Published: 6/5/2005 - Complete
Reason and Romance by Myrika reviews
Adrian Blake is tired of looking for that perfect romance, but when she meets Alex Montgomery, she forgets all reason. And yet she can't forget he's her new stepbrother. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 4,293 - Reviews: 4338 - Favs: 1,552 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 8/15/2006 - Published: 12/15/2005 - Complete
He Punks Me Not by Slideshow reviews
I'll chase and stalk him until he is mine. I'm pretty determined. Unfortunately his best friend thinks my existence is pointless and I'm unworthy. And, well, he's pretty damn determined too. / Left up just for comparison with my writing then and now.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 165,111 - Reviews: 4184 - Favs: 2,454 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 6/1/2006 - Published: 10/9/2003 - Complete
Everybody Hates Logan by Myrika reviews
Spin-off of Against All Odds. Logan Henderson has it all: looks, money, and brains. Or so that's what people think. His life's going down the drain, and he doesn't know how to stop it. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 3,828 - Reviews: 3320 - Favs: 1,299 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 4/19/2006 - Published: 10/18/2005 - Complete
When You Own the Universe by Secretive reviews
He’s perceived as a spoiled rich kid that always gets what he wants. She’s seen as a cynical loner with an anger issue. But neither are truly what they seem what happens when they begin to notice this? What happens when he “buys” her for a week?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 112,384 - Reviews: 3610 - Favs: 3,305 - Follows: 328 - Updated: 3/25/2006 - Published: 10/16/2003 - Complete
Mating Habits of the Popular and the Petty by Myrika reviews
A certain prom night's events tore apart six friends. Loyalties splintered and love spoiled. Newcomer Jas Lindsay must figure out what really happened. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 4,194 - Reviews: 3862 - Favs: 1,443 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 12/20/2005 - Published: 8/22/2005 - Complete
This Storm by Jazzy Kitty reviews
Zack is arrogant, mysterious, and he loves to irritate her. With him, there are always things left unsaid and under the surface. Yet when he leaves unexpectedly, Zack leaves a hole in her heart that she didn't know was supposed to be there. [Complete]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 163,049 - Reviews: 962 - Favs: 984 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 12/18/2005 - Published: 8/2/2004 - Complete
Hilton Academy by Harmonized reviews
Bright, stubborn & independent Jesse hates her peers at Hilton. Titled, chilled & handsome William fits in just fine. Can he convince her that not everyone hailing from wealth is shallow? Can he convince everyone else that class doesn’t matter?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 38 - Words: 196,933 - Reviews: 1898 - Favs: 860 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 9/2/2004
Against All Odds by Myrika reviews
Raleigh Chase thinks guys are dogs. Her older brother's best friend Ryan Henderson claims that he can make any girl, including Raleigh, fall for him. Their bet's on for four months. Can they prove each other wrong? //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 4,929 - Reviews: 6862 - Favs: 3,527 - Follows: 315 - Updated: 7/27/2005 - Published: 8/23/2004 - Complete
You're Too Wonderful to Die by Shampoo Suicide reviews
I've recently become aware of the fact that I no longer hate the number nine.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,472 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/6/2005 - Complete
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: 345 - Favs: 961 - Follows: 49 - Published: 9/29/2004
Break by glitterjewele reviews
COMPLETE On graduation night, Carson Morgan gets drunk . . . and wakes up the next morning strapped to Sahara O'Brian's back on a motorcycle in the middle of the desert. Not that she's terribly pleased about that...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 94,641 - Reviews: 551 - Favs: 437 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/30/2004 - Published: 12/19/2003 - Complete
Free Love by Random Acts of Authorship reviews
When her brother-in-law Luke turns up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Amy learns that sometimes love has a price. Complete. This story was a SKOW nominee in the Best Love Triangle category in July 2007.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 33,531 - Reviews: 280 - Favs: 393 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 2/21/2004 - Published: 1/3/2004 - Complete