Wai-Jing Waraugh
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Joined 04-10-09, id: 662827, Profile Updated: 03-22-14
Author has written 24 stories for Haiku, Supernatural, Nature, General, Fantasy, Song, Humor, Fantasy, Mystery, and Historical.

Hiya, thanks for stopping by!

I'm an Australian girl who was lucky enough to be born to a family of librarians. I am an absolute bibliophile. The only thing I like better than the written word is imagery and art. I'm currently working as a professional freelance graphic designer and illustrator, specializing in comics, graphic novels and manga - I love all forms of visual storytelling.

My main influences (and favourite writers) are Neil Gaiman, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Derek Landy, G. K. Chesterton and W. B. Yeats

I've got several stories posted and under way at FanFiction, so if you like what you see here, please nip across and check out my fan-based works. You can also find my artwork on deviantArt, I have a number of illustrations which relate to stories I've written.

Again, thank you for stopping by, and please:

- Enjoy.

Sincerely,

Wai-Jing


My interests:

Favourite things: Martial arts, visual arts, books. And music: current favourites are David Bowie, Damien Leith, Lior, Crowded House, Keane and Jake Bugg

Hobbies: Drawing (look me up on deviantArt!) writing (obviously), watching kung fu films, rollerblading, sewing, Chinese lion dance

TV shows: Sherlock, Ayakashi/Mononoke, King of Bandit Jing, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, CSI: NY, American Restoration

Films: Anything from Studio Ghibli; Once Upon a Time In China, Iron Monkey, Fearless, Zatoichi, 10 Things I Hate About You, Ever After

Books: Vampire Hunter D, Coraline, Skulduggery Pleasant, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, A Little Princess, Elephant Man

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Evergreen by Harriet Usher reviews
Frank Weatherly was at Oakfield House long before anyone else, and no doubt he will be there long after we are all gone. See, he understands that a job is for life.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 803 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Complete
Jazz Age Haiku by Cynthia Brent reviews
Five bittersweet haiku that celebrate the glamor and allure of the Jazz Age.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/3/2010 - Complete
Remorse by Kur'denras reviews
A villanelle.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/3/2007 - Complete
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MushiHime: The Lady Who Loved Insects
Lord Munesuke mourns the fact that his only daughter is not at all interested in marriage; instead, she spends her time studying insects, becoming gradually more eccentric in manner and appearance. He asks a young nobleman to help persuade her to consider matrimony, with unexpected results. Retelling of a Japanese fable; an indirect sequel to my previous story, 'Kitsune-Hime'.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,033 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/22
EyeLAsh: The Eye of the Beholder reviews
Bloomsbury, 1910. Laurence Eustace Asher, aka 'Lasher', is an artist with strange powers of perception. He turns his peculiar talents into a career as a detective; a literal 'private eye'. His client, a young lady, asks him to investigate a painting locked in a summer house, on the grounds of a dilapidated mansion. It leads him to a mystic cult that is hidden amidst genteel London.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,045 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/29/2013 - Published: 1/2/2013
Inward Ignorance reviews
Though you think you know it all, there is still a vital lesson left to learn...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 379 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/13/2012 - Complete
Hong Kong: A Villanelle
A villanelle about Hong Kong
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Published: 3/2/2012 - Complete
A Day in the Life: Twaiku reviews
Excerpts from the series of haiku and tanka which I post daily at my Twitter account. Shall add more as I write them!
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 3 - Words: 796 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/17/2012 - Published: 6/3/2011
The Misplaced Child reviews
Inspired by W. B. Yeats' 'The Stolen Child'. Troubled boys from broken homes may find sanctuary in the mysterious forest grove...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 528 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/13/2011
The Mourning Moon
The night mourns its unrequited love. Written after reading a book of Yeats' verses.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Published: 6/7/2011 - Complete
A Blinkered Life reviews
Is the meaningfulness of your life judged by what you see, or by who sees you?
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/2/2011 - Complete
Shackled
Even invisible shackles can bind us tightly - particularly when those restraints are self-imposed.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Complete
Ode to the Witless reviews
A little bit of sarcastic verse.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/6/2011 - Complete
The Artist's Muse reviews
A nature poem which deals with both art and conservation. Inspired by the Romantics, in particular W.B. Yeats.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 471 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/6/2011 - Complete
KitsuneHime: Lady of Foxes reviews
A traditional Japanese tale of demons and deception. Beneath a hill, foxes gather to relate how humans have mistreated them. However, even among foxes, not all is as it seems, and the foxes themselves are in for an unpleasant surprise...
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,398 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/5/2011 - Published: 7/22/2009 - Complete
Sandstorm
A waka to commemorate the start of 2011. Another year, and the universe takes one more tiny step towards eternity.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Published: 1/4/2011 - Complete
Crumpled Butterfly reviews
A 'waka' poem, based on a true-to-life incident.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/2/2010 - Complete
Song of the Autumn Wind reviews
A 'waka' poem, written for the recent change in seasons
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/2/2010 - Complete
Late Night Sale reviews
A song about the late-night ads on TV. Why order over the phone, when you can get it locally for free?
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 434 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/2/2010 - Complete
Tsuruhane: Crane Feather reviews
A young woman desperately searching for a lost loved one. A half-drowned warrior who wishes to lose himself. A reluctant thief who refuses to lose his faith. In a single night, their lives intertwine, as the past returns to destroy them all.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,284 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/5/2010
Soul Traider reviews
The 61st Century: civilisation has collapsed, and hunters known as 'traiders' hunt 'draakens', spectral monsters that can be used as an energy source. Two rather unusual traiders meet - and their destinies are changed forever. Rated T, violence & swearing
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,818 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/3/2010
Dreaming of Another Reality
When life is too much for her to bear, she colours her existence with beautiful dreams. When she finally wakes, what will she awaken to? Who can say, save those who still dream of what could be?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 313 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Complete
Ode to the Tedious Orator reviews
Haiku is 5 stanzas, dedicated to that scourge of society: the incessant chatterbox. We all know one; perhaps it is even YOU...
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Complete
Hanabi reviews
A haiku to celebrate the start of 2010. A belated Happy New Year!
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/3/2010 - Complete
A Mood in Transience reviews
Observations mixed with imaginings of a rainy afternoon.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 425 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/1/2009 - Complete
White Rice reviews
A brief meeting with a Chinese boy in a hospital cafeteria. He tells a story about someone he lost... but that person may not be quite as 'lost' as they seem...
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,599 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/19/2009 - Complete
A Haiku in Twelve Stanzas reviews
Exactly what the title says it is.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/14/2009 - Complete