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Muses of a Soul Yet Incomplete

A soul is not complete, till it knows its own voice.

Lady Jane

I Am

Generally absentminded

I Like

Classical literature & music
Manga & Anime
Walking through the woods
Organizing things
(Don't ask me why.)

I Dislike

Little yapping dogs in sweaters
Tall counters
(Can you tell I'm short?)
Bad grammar
Inaccurate book cover art
Inaccurate "historical" fiction
(I sound like an old lady.)

I Am Studying

Library science
Japanese language and culture
Western & Japanese literature
(for fun)


I mostly use my journal for writing, reccing, and shameless fan-girling. If you follow my writing, you're more than welcome to friend me, as I always post new fics and progress updates to my journal first. I also occasionally post prompt requests, so if you'd like a fic written by me, sign up!


A Few of My Favorite Things


Queen's Thief series
Megan Whalen Turner
The Squire's Tales series
Gerald Morris
Kiki Strike series
Kirsten Miller
Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey
Anne Rinaldi
Sweet Seasons
Debbie Vigue
Sisters of the Sword series
Maya Snow
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lemony Snicket
Enola Holmes series
Nancy Springer
Hollow Kingdom trilogy
Clara B. Dunkle

Twelve Kingdoms
Fuyumi Ono

Television Programs

Veronica Mars
White Collar
Doctor Who
Drop Dead Diva
Gilmore Girls
Twelve Kingdoms
History of Britain
Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) J-Drama
Pushing Daises
Pretty Little Liars


Much misconstruction and bitterness
are spared to him who
thinks naturally upon what he owes
to others, rather than on
what he ought to expect from them.

-Elizabeth de Meulan Guizot

I was listening. I thought about telling Atadoris he needed a hair-cut.
That would have been impressive. Not only speaking but speaking in your sleep.

-The King of Attolia (Eugenides & Irene)

I believe we both agreed that the monkey seemed very well trained at the time.

-Heist Society (Hale)

He had to be forcibly persuaded from strangling his son.
So have we all. From time to time.

-The Queen of Attolia (Helen & Irene)

What'd you talk about?
Jane Austen. But he dissed Pride and Prejudice, so I had to throw a beer on him.

-Veronica Mars (Dean & Veronica)

Why is it I have to thump people I don't want to thump, but I can't thump the people who would really be better off with a good thumping?

-The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady (Terence)

Very clever, nice trick! Who were they then, students? Is this a student thing or what?
Why would they be students?
I don't know...
Well, you said it! Why students?
'Cause... to get that many people dressed up and being silly... they gotta be students.

-Doctor Who (Rose & The Doctor)

How do you know he wasn't lying?
Because his nose didn't grow.

-Gilmore Girls (Luke & Loralie)

Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything, creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle, and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild. Because after disaster strikes, the important thing is that you move on. But if you're like me, you just keep chasing the storm.

-Veronica Mars (Veronica)

He's skipping parts.
Nothing in the rules against that.
How would you know? You're making this up as you go.

-The Squire's Quest (Dinadan & Terence)

I could be a convenient sort of milemaker, I thought. Get to the thief and you know you are halfway to Methana.

-The Thief (Eugenides)

There's got to be a way. How would you do it?
Hmmm...well, first, I'd break into someone's office, act really weasly, and then ask their advice.

-Veronica Mars (Tim & Veronica)

He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing. The fury of the Time Lord. And then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he'd run away from us and hidden--he was being kind.

-Doctor Who (Baines)

Tech lab has another cool gadget for you. This mini-breather will give you five minutes of air. Just in case the system is triggered.
Five minutes worth of air... What's your response time?
Roughly... five minutes.

-White Collar (Neal & Jones)

She mixes her blue pens with her black pens. Like... mixes them together.
Umm... Okay... But is there anything that umm... someone like... like someone normal might find strange?

-Leverage (Parker & Sophie)

Oh, she's running a con. That's why she's dressed like a nun.
You thought she was dressed like a nun for no reason?
It's Parker.
Fair enough...

-Leverage (Eliot & Nate)

It's like in the films. You step on a butterfly, and you can change the fate of the human race.
Well... I'll tell you what. Don't step on any butterflies. What did butterflies ever do to you?

-Doctor Who (Martha & The Doctor)

I mean, how would I pass the time until my one and only offspring, the fruit of my loins…
Too early.
…loin-fruit that she is, straggled out of bed to grace me with her presence? But then I asked myself, "WWTBFCD?", and it came to me in a flash: I'm gonna make waffles!
"What would the Barefoot Contessa do?".
Barefoot's one word.
Shut up, loin-fruit.

-Gilmore Girls (Lorelai & Rory)

Boy, Kentucky sure had it in for Betty but, who had it in for Kentucky?
The Terrifying Bee Man.
What if he was made entirely out of bees and that's why she couldn't see his face, because he didn't even have one. I mean, what if there's a whole "Bee-folk society" who walk around shaped like people?
You're thinking about how you can train your bees to walk around in people shapes, aren't you?

-Pushing Daises (Ned & Chuck)



Awarded to Stolen Moments: A Love Story

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Awarded to Heart of the Tanglewood

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Awarded to Broken Mirrors

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Fanfiction Written for Me

Domino Effect by hollow_echos for the Leverage fandom

Changing the Past by telaryn for the Leverage fandom


My Crowning Glory

Due to this absentminded comment of mine Gerald Morris (one of my favorite authors of all time) credited me in the author notes of the final book in his Squire's Tales series, Legend of the King. To view follow this link and scroll to page 286. Yeah... Life just doesn't get much more awesome than that.


My Communities


A historical discussion forum.


A fan-com for The Squire's Tales by Gerald Morris.


What does ninedaysaqueen mean?

A little linkage should clear that up.