Michael J. Scinto
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Joined 12-24-10, id: 757518, Profile Updated: 09-30-14
Author has written 19 stories for Fantasy, Fantasy, Haiku, General, Humor, Humor, Nature, and Supernatural.

Stuff! personal opinons, biases, pet peeves, ect. ect.

Alright, #1: Vampires are passé! That being said, if your story is good, your characters complex, and your writing solid, I will read it.

I. Hate. Clichés. With the fiery passion of ten thousand burning suns (the irony is not lost on me). I will let you off with a few things, but I swear–– by all that is mighty––if you have a Spunky Princess, a Farm-boy With a Sword, a Mysterious Prophecy, a Dark Lord Rising, or a Mysterious Old Mentor, I will drop your story faster than the Patriots dropped Tim Tebow.

The same goes for getting your setting incorrect, e.g the presence of technology that is inconsistent with the supposed time period, or words that have not yet taken on the meaning you intended them to. (If there is no gunpowder, and guns have not been invented yet, why do your characters say 'fire an arrow' when the term 'fire' was invented specifically to apply to guns? And how can your medieval knight be sitting on a bale of hay when the baler wasn't invented until the 19th century?)

Also, most of the stuff on here isn't very good. That's because I haven't updated any of my stories since my sophomore year of high school.


I'm a sophomore Politics/English major at Messiah College. My hobbies are reading, writing, hiking, and daydreaming. Pretty lame, eh? Well, with all the reading I do for classes, I don't really have time to go out much (that's what I tell myself, at least–please don't break the illusion!)

All jokes aside, literature really is a big part of my personality.

I started reading in 4th grade, when I found a yellowed copy of Here Comes Charlie Brown in the basement of my Grandparents' house. After that, I read Artemis Fowl, because I was attracted to the shiny cover. Then, I started on Percy Jackson and the Olympians, except I read the second book first for some reason. The Inheritance Cycle came next, and after that, I went on a dragon kick. By the time 6th grade rolled around, I was a seasoned veteran of the Young Adult genre.

Unfortunately, things dropped off around 2008/9. For a while, I didn't read at all. I played a lot of video games, didn't go outside much, and listened almost exclusively to the Beatles. Their contributions to the music industry notwithstanding, it was a dark time.

What saved me?

The Wheel of Time.

After a particularly tough freshman year, I shut myself inside, intent to spend (waste, squander) the summer of '11 the same way I had its predecessors. But something was different. In an attempt to get me reading again, my parents had given a Kindle for Christmas. It went unused, largely, until the following June. None of my friends played World of Warcraft anymore, and the new Call of Duty wasn't my cup of tea. With my usual refuges of no use, I turned to other methods of entertainment. I decided to browse the Amazon store, in hopes that I'd find something to take my mind off then-oh-so-important girl problems.

I picked up the Eye of the World, because I'd seen if before at Barnes & Noble, and it looked interesting. From the first chapter, I was hooked. Less than three months later, I'd devoured more than 3,000,000 words of fantasy. And that was only the tip of the iceberg! Once I was caught up with the series, I bought everything Brandon Sanderson had to offer.

Thankfully, I branched out. I went through a phase where I read nothing but the classics–which I feel has, in the long run, benefitted me. I got back into SciFi with Dune, and discovered a love for military non-fiction by way of the Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

So, here I am. 19-year-old lover of literature.

Enjoy.

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The Legend of The Green Guardian by The Folk Extraction reviews
For centuries he has guarded the land that seperates the living from the dead, but the ages have weakened him. Now war is brewing and he must search for the one who is to replace him, unaware that his successor is already searching for him.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 32 - Words: 42,072 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/30/2012 - Published: 1/10/2011
Witch's Bell by Odette C. Bell reviews
Ebony Bell has a complicated life. She's a witch working for the local police department, she owns a possessed second hand bookstore, and she has a thing for loud red lipstick. When a new detective arrives on the scene, things annoyingly start going boom.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 71,438 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/20/2012 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Complete
Blazing Heart by Cole Culain reviews
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! A boy with nothing but a sword and a name stumbles into a desert outpost. And so the story begins...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 176,045 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 10/8/2009 - Complete
Twelve Stars by SJR reviews
- COMPLETE - When you kill a man, make sure you give him the respect of your gaze. Hold his eyes until he dies. And then, when the battle is done, remember only that every victory has its price.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 86 - Words: 143,373 - Reviews: 272 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Complete
The Writer by Cristian Mihai reviews
Jonathan Fisher is one of those writers that never seem to find a place in the world. But I think it's best that we let him describe himself: I just know that you have to be afraid to live your life in order to become a writer. Soon you realize that
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,766 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/13/2011 - Published: 11/6/2011
The Fellowship Rising by Cwiseman123 reviews
Azeir Hossam and Locke Weston are two very different people because they fight for two different sides, in different wars, thousands of years apart, but they are both going to learn war is all about perspective.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 976 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/2/2011 - Published: 8/21/2011
Brink by Rainy Day Dreamer reviews
A half-demoness with quite a reputation for herself. An intellectual wizard who notices things others don't. A rogue who doesn't have the foggiest idea what the feck he's doing, but does it anyway. And the world, the whole world about to burn... Tune in!
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,928 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/20/2011 - Published: 7/28/2011
The Element Rising, Part 1 of the Element Trilogy by Mister Brightside reviews
The final bastion of humanity stands tall in the midst of a shattered land. Humanity's end seems inevitable. For when the Element rises, tyrants will fall, prophecies will be fulfilled, and a new war will embrace the world. featured on Project Fiction lists! *Cover: "Gold Dust," by LadyChristina
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,404 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/28/2011 - Published: 6/23/2010 - Complete
Kuekuatsu Vol 1: The Fate of a Lycanthrope(old version) by Spriggs reviews
This is the tale of a young witch on the verge of becoming an adult. But before she could take her final test she meets a young werewolf by chance, and together they discover that fate has a plan for them and their true tests are about to begin.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 21 - Words: 126,270 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/3/2010 - Published: 5/25/2010 - Complete
Tarnished Gold by Lccorp2 reviews
(COMPLETE) Consuming Darkness. Blinding Light. One poised in the Balance, golden yet black.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 48 - Words: 144,280 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/4/2006 - Published: 10/27/2005
Excerpts from the Diary of a Dark Lord by Xabelle reviews
[COMPLETE] Dark Lords are not so different from you and me... except they are doomed to fail. (Any review will be appreciated)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 6,176 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/9/2006 - Published: 1/30/2006
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The Book of Ruin reviews
The end is nigh! The ancients whisper of darkness and death. The Six have broken free from their prisons, the Six Who Fell, who sought power and glory ten millennia ago, and instead brought the greatest empire reality had ever seen to ruin. They seek an artifact that will return their Mad King from his endless sleep, and if they succeed, the world will burn.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,781 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/4/2012 - Published: 9/15/2012
The Lunar Codex: Awakening reviews
The six have awakened. The barrier weakens. The worlds of Fae and Man are one once again.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 47,051 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 3/14/2011
The Realmwalker: A Coming Storm
They say he fell out of the sky, in a great burst of crimson light. A man who knew of things that were, things that are, and things that are still to be. No one knows his name, and no one knows where he came from. But we do know this: the moment he tumbled from his world into ours, history changed forever. Whether it was for the better or not, though, we've yet to see.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,580 - Published: 8/13/2012
Story Ideas and One Shots
This is a bunch of different manuscripts I wrote, the first chapters of various different stories. Let me know which ones you like, and maybe I'll continue some. Descriptions of the stories are in the beginning of each chapter. I return reviews!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,863 - Updated: 11/15/2011 - Published: 11/14/2011
The Problem with Writing reviews
To all my loyal fans, who have waited a MONTH AND A HALF for the next chapter of LC, with no news whatsoever. Here is an explanation as to why. Chapter 24 coming soon, I promise!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 840 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/31/2011 - Complete
The Cruelness of Time reviews
I used to laugh at the mortals, they never knew their own bounds. They strove to live their short lives to the fullest, and never once contemplated the realness of the unending eternity.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/10/2011 - Complete
Sotherport's Curse reviews
Nightly, the men of Sotherport fight for their home, beating back the darkness that tries to overrun them. Night after night, year after year. They do what their fathers did, and what their grandfathers did before them. They fight, and it is all they are.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 829 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/1/2011 - Complete
A Silent Night
Something is wrong. A killer is loose, a killer who leaves shredded piles of gore in his wake. Things like this don't happen every day, and Sophia Black knows it. So when fellow International Defense agents start turning up dead, she investigates.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,042 - Published: 8/20/2011
The Song of the Woods reviews
As they travel through an ancient forest, a man tells his companion a story about the history of the old woods, and the song they eternally sing.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2011 - Complete
The Shrouded Moon reviews
A wanderer's thoughts as he travels on a cloudy night.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/20/2011 - Complete
A Random Story Featuring The American Military reviews
Title says it all! A short little thing I wrote in about 3 minutes. It was originally for english class, but I decided to put it up on FP because it was actually somewhat... well... sorta... kinda... amusing... wh-- what? It's not? Well it is to me!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 319 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/16/2011 - Complete
The Silver Archway reviews
A soldier recounts his last moments as he dies on the battlefield.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 558 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/26/2011 - Complete
The Crow's Flight reviews
EDIT: Unfishished. I don't think I will continued it. It began as a little project but it really never took off. Oh well.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,193 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 2/2/2011 - Published: 12/28/2010
Why must I go outside? reviews
I ask this again. Why must I go outside? What does it offer me.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
The Silence reviews
The Silence beckons. Gently you sleep. Dream of tomorrow, count all your sheep. Enjoy the sweet silence-- it will go by fast. Enjoy your night sleeping--it will be your last.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Complete
The Hunters
They usually travel alone, as single agents working to do the things most can not; exorcize a haunted building, lay a ghoul down to rest, fight off the occasional Fae, and sometimes banish an Arch-demon back to the Twisting Nether. They are Hunters.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,701 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Complete
Winter's Vengeance reviews
There's a down side to every thing we do. Even if we think it's good while we're doing it.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/26/2011
An Assassin's Rhyme reviews
A little rhyme an assassin can say before he 'does the deed'
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Complete
The Fae reviews
Prototype of The Lunar Codex: Awakening - Chapters 12 & 13 - It's somewhat of a standalone story, but I suggest you just read LC instead.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,427 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2010 - Complete