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Joined 02-16-14, id: 965550, Profile Updated: 04-30-15
Author has written 24 stories for Fantasy, Mythology, and Essay.

Yosup! My name is Amy, but you can call me Certified or something similar if you really want to. I'm about 5'4", long curly blonde hair - think blonde Merida with a side shave and you're probably close - gray blue eyes, purple glasses, palest skin you've ever seen, and probably the wickedest grin to go with it. My side shave is very important and I will refer to it as 'The Shave', 'fuzz', 'fuzzy', etc. Things of that nature. If you aren't sure, it's probably the fuzz.

I've roleplayed for probably 6 and a half years now. That's how I got into writing - first it was fanfiction, like so many of us, and then branched into original works that you can see below. I run an internet group...thing...and I have for 5 years. It's the best thing I've ever done. Shoutout to my Retreat fellows.

Let's see. I love reading. Favorite books would be the Chronicles of Narnia, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Night Circus, Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Rings, etc...not necessarily in that order, but the Narnia books will always hold a special place in my heart. There's also an unhealthy obsession with bad fanfiction. My Immortal, the Prayer Warriors, I love it all. So much. God bless the Holy United States of God-fearing America. Folk music is taking over my life. Mumford and Sons will destroy me in the end, just you watch. Webseries are super important to me (new media is fascinating!), but especially the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and that influences what and how I write a lot.

By now, most of what I write is either Retreat or Circus. I have a few newer projects, but the Retreat and the Circus are kind of my life, so let's talk about them. Onward!

Ongoing Projects

The Retreat of the Gods is the story of a group of demigods that form out of necessity of punishment; Amy is banished from Olympus to start a training site for illegitimate children of the Gods. After her initial punishment - 2 years - is over, she decides to stay and the Retreat grows from a training facility to a home for wayward children. Tagged in summaries as RotG.

The Underground Circus is the story of a group of peculiars that gather out of desire for freedom; after abandoning the Soviet military for fear of being caught as supernatural creatures, Anya and Liev return to the Circus Anya visited as a child. Shortly after, they are given the Circus by the owner. Taking on new names - the Lady Master and the Commander, respectively - they shoulder the Circus and it's oddities. Tagged in summaries as UC.

Five and Council is the story of a group of musicians that band together out of a thirst for adventure. Fresh out of college, they decide to travel together and perform. "Travelling musicians? I guess, but we prefer the term 'bard'. Bards tell stories, that's what we try to do. Tell stories through our music." Tagged in summaries with F&C.

Other places I am: Deviantart, Tumblr, Pinterest, FanFiction (though the things on my ff account are old and probably gross but I don't have the heart to take them down). I put up drabbles and shorter fics on my writing tumblr sometimes. I also have an account for my characters and inspiration and stuff.

I work a lot with LadyInteresting. The Circus is her Circus - we are very good friends and she works with my Retreat, I work with her Circus, it's a great time.

Twelve by isthiswalrus reviews
A retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Please read and review!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 31,230 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Updated: 2/3/2011 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Complete
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Warriors
A look back over the years and warriors of the Retreat. Songfic, ROTG. Happy 6th anniversary, guys.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,128 - Published: 7/1 - Complete
Three Times Aayla Pretended To Be Married
(And One Time She Didn't). One-shot, ROTG.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,540 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/18 - Complete
Accidental Engagement
He, honestly, had no idea how he kept getting into these situations, but Snake just wished he could stop. One-shot, ROTG.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,047 - Published: 6/4 - Complete
After The Storm
When the storm of the Citadel passes, what else remains? Songfic, RotG.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,411 - Published: 4/30 - Complete
Milestones
There are two years between Hamster and Amy, but they grew up together with the milestones in their relationship. One-shot, RotG.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,843 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/6 - Complete
Five Times Amy's Jacket Was Not Her Own
(And One Time It Was). One-shot, RotG.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,058 - Published: 3/25 - Complete
Victory
The absolute last thing Aayla needed right now was a phone call from Fang's school. One-shot, RotG.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,606 - Published: 2/15 - Complete
First Born
Being the only Xanthis in the family left Chaud feeling out of step with his parents and siblings. Coming home after travelling with his uncle, though, he recieves news that seems to put the nail in the coffin: Chaud is not truly apart of the Ashikaga family, and never will be. One-shot, RotG.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,706 - Published: 1/25 - Complete
Carols
Christmas Fic 2014. RotG, connected drabbles.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,525 - Published: 12/26/2014 - Complete
Sealskin
The last thing Flynn Braden expected to see when he went out for his morning jog was a woman laying on the beach, unconscious and seemingly naked. In which Flynn finds a displaced selkie and can't help but be drawn to her. One-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,108 - Published: 10/5/2014 - Complete
Months
In the months after Arcilla decided to stay, they became better friends, and Arcilla was able to go and be in town for longer amounts of time. One-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 632 - Published: 10/5/2014 - Complete
Pick-Me-Up
Arcilla and Flynn only have one car between the two of them, so they trade off picking each other up from work. One-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 685 - Published: 10/5/2014 - Complete
Four Times
By nature, Arcilla was a very creative person. She sang, she baked, she knitted and sewed and embroidered. So of course she had to find different ways to announce her four pregnancies to the world. But especially Flynn. He was hard to surprise, as a general rule, but all four times, she managed. One-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 740 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/5/2014 - Complete
Sacrifice
One moment he was stock-still, the next he was tearing after that voice, that voice that was too high and young to be here. Fang was eight years old. His son - what was he doing out on a battlefield? His heart was in his throat by the time he skidded to a stop in front of the big legionary with a brown haired boy with terrified eyes in a headlock. Chapter fic, RotG.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,917 - Published: 10/5/2014 - Complete
The Importance Of Being There
Commander has baggage, she knows that, but she needs him to be there. It was rough on everyone, and she just...she just needed him to be there. One-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,536 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/7/2014 - Complete
Soft Emotion reviews
This was a writing exercise/experiment I did at school a while back, to see if I could portray 'softer' emotions as easily as I do 'strong' emotions. T for safety.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 454 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2014 - Complete
An Arm and a Leg
None of them - Fitz, Lawrence, or Karin - remembered popcorn being this expensive. One-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,156 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2014 - Complete
Desperation
A supply run turns interesting when the Lady Master finds herself under arrest. Back at the Circus, however, there are people counting on her and they race to rescue their ringleader before the inevitable meltdown someone is bound to have. Chapter fic, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,399 - Updated: 4/4/2014 - Published: 2/19/2014 - Complete
Leave A Light On For Me
And if Amy and Aayla are closer than sisters, that makes Snake her brother. When he gets back from a particularly-harrowing trip, the ninja is greeted by his friend - and indeed, his sister. Drabble, RotG.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 465 - Published: 4/4/2014 - Complete
Mother Knows Best
A day turned very, very sour. This will haunt the Ashikaga family for the rest of their lives - and in Aayla's case, that's a very long time. One-shot, RotG.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,350 - Published: 2/19/2014 - Complete
Say Her Name reviews
Being a ninja, he isn't unused to being woken in the middle of the night. But this is the absolute last thing he wanted to be woken for. One-shot, RotG.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,939 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/16/2014 - Complete
Mine
Kryler doesn't take kindly to people who try to hurt Lovelace. One-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,700 - Published: 2/16/2014 - Complete
Firsts
Aleks and Eri had a set of...interesting firsts that led to their relationship taking off. Connected drabbles, one-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,809 - Published: 2/16/2014 - Complete
Rooms
Matvey was not the first to live in that room, and neither was Raina. Several people passed in and out of those spare bedrooms in Milady and Commander's apartment - but each had a significant occupant, beyond the children of the leaders of the Circus. One-shot, UC.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,269 - Published: 2/16/2014 - Complete