Unexpected

Apple for the Teacher. To help celebrate the return of Unexpected to “active” status, we’ve added an apple pattern to the shops. Up until now, I focused on giving fandom book covers to completed stories. Over the next few months, we’ll fit in ongoing serials, then work our way through odds-and-ends, right down to the last drabble. ::twinkle::

Summary: Kagome is the principal of an elementary school. Inuyasha is one of their two janitors. [Contemporary AU. Inuyasha x Kagome] STORY LINK.

For those of you who don’t have much interest in my fandom writing, the only real connection you’ll care about is that … Unexpected is the story I borrowed a few things from for Tamiko and the Two Janitors. (Mostly an apple orchard, a local college, some town names, & two janitors, one of which indeed has red hair.) Honestly, the plot of Unexpected bears NO resemblance to Tamiko’s story. It’s unique. And I’m ready to see it through. Many thanks to readers who’ve waited more than a decade for an update. To quote the tale, “Courage has its reward.” And so does patience. 

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Affinity

Tuesday’s Tote. (Yes, I’m a day late, but that’s how it goes some weeks.) Every week, I’ve been posting a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site. As an added bonus, the new pattern is available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Affinity.

Summary: He was the last thing Kagome expected to discover in the modern era… a youkai. When Kurama cannot turn his back on the loneliness in her eyes, she’s slowly drawn into his world… and he into hers. Kagome & Kurama/Youko. Canon Divergent. IY x YYH Crossover.

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I’m not a fan of crossovers, so of course I had to try one. Back in the day, Kurama x Kagome was a huge ship, but I wouldn’t say I went into it for the romantic potential. I was more fascinated with the differences between a hanyou like Inuyasha, who is half of two things … and someone like Kurama, who is both two people and one person.  The serial is now complete.

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Troved

Tuesday’s Tote. Once a week, I’m posting a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site. As an added bonus, the new pattern is available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Troved.

Summary: Everyone knows that a hanyou comes from the union of a human and a youkai. In this case, the union of a human and a youkai is brought about by a hanyou. A Valentine’s Day oneshot. Alternate Universe. [Sesshoumaru x Kagome]

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Valentine’s Day. Yes, this is the oneshot that I borrowed from in order to create Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal (Amaranthine Saga, #2). Little Inuyasha’s (show-stealing) performance led to the birth of Ever Starmark in Bk1 … because Eloquence would also need a little matchmaker. I’d hardly call it copying, though, given that the original fic was a mere 4,500~ words. It caused a stir & inspired much art. Even then, people were begging me to continue the story because they wanted to see the whole courtship. ::cough:: While I don’t plan to add to Troved, you can look forward to Kimiko and the Cycle of Moons (Amaranthine Interludes, #2) once I hit my community goal over on Patreon.

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Pale Shadows

Tuesday’s Tote. Once a week, I’m posting a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site. As an added bonus, the new pattern is available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Pale Shadows.

Summary: It’s Halloween, and Kagome keeps catching glimpses of something … or someone … out of the corner of her eye. An imposing presence, an implicit threat, and a message from beyond. Oneshot. Canon Divergence. Modern Era. [Sesshoumaru x Kagome]

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Ghost Story. This oneshot (8,000~ words) was written for a Halloween fic!exchange thingie over on Dokuga. The story is ooooold, but it holds true. (Just reread it, and I’m proud of how it turned out.) I’m pretty sure that it was shortly after I posted this fic that I started getting requests for a Kagome x InuPapa stories. Eheh. Can’t deny I’d have fun with the pairing. ::twinkle::

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Elevenses

Tuesday’s Tote. Once a week, I’m posting a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site. As an added bonus, the new pattern is available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Elevenses.

Summary: She’s an officer and a lady. He’s an assassin and a gentleman. A collection of moments that bring them close to something like friendship… and closer to something like love. Canon Divergent. Misaki Kirihara x November 11.

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Darker than BLACK. When I started this fanfic, I was taking part in a drabble challenge community called fanfic_bakeoff as a part of Team Cake (pitted against Team Pie). Thanks to the multi-fandom nature of the group, I diverged from my first fandom (InuYasha) and began both this story & Guardian (for Spirited Away). Elevenses counts as a fix!it fic. Jack was so charming, I wanted to give him something … more.

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Clumsy

Tuesday’s Tote. After a holiday lull, we’re back! Tuesdays are for posting a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site. As an added bonus, the new pattern is available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Clumsy.

Summary: She was the most sought-after demoness at court, but no suitor could conquer her. He was only trying to feed his family when his stray arrow felled a mythical beast. A kind-hearted man. A fierce lady. A romance told in bits and pieces. AU. Genderbent SK.

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Genderbent! On a whim, I decided to see if Sess/Kag still worked as a couple with their genders flipped. Sesshoumaru became Sesshoume, the unconquerable demoness with ambitions to lead the Western Lands. And Kagome became Kagomaru, a well-meaning if clumsy young man whose ill-timed arrow shatters her plans.

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Lord Charming

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been posting a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Well, okay. I missed last week.) As an added bonus, the new pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Lord Charming.

Summary: More than Sesshoumaru’s pride took a blow when he lost his arm. He’s in a delicate position… and desperate enough to seek the advice of a self-proclaimed expert. Canon Divergence. [Sesshoumaru x Kagome]

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Longest Story. Based on chapter count (not word count) Lord Charming is my longest fanfic, coming in at 800 chapters. Random Fact: Every chapter title is two-words long. Just because.

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The Cursed Monk

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Hooray for weekly cover reveals!) As an added bonus, the new pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, backpacks, zipper bags, journals, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to The Cursed Monk.

Summary: Kagome finds a brochure describing a cave with the statue. Thinking it might be Midoriko’s cave, she plans a trip to revisit the site. However, this cave doesn’t contain the legendary miko; instead, it’s an amorous monk. Canon Divergence. [Miroku x Kagome]

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OTP. My longest of longtime readers know that Monk x Miko is my “official” OTP (one true pairing). It’s where I started, anyhow, so they get nostalgia points. Truth be told, I have another Mir/Kag fanfic plot!biddie keeping warm in ye olde incubator. We’ll see if it ever hatches. ::twinkle::

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New Merch

Threadless & TeePublic Shops. We added new merchendise to the storefronts this week, in large part because Threadless debuted neck gaiters! (Yay!)

You’ll find Amaranthine & fandom patterns on all sorts of products:

  • spiral notebooks
  • flat journals
  • note cards
  • zipper bags
  • tote bags
  • drawstring backpacks

SALE! TeePublic is currently running a sitewide 35% off sale. Take advantage of these savings.

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Imperceptible

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Think … weekly cover reveals!) As an added bonus, the new pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Imperceptible.

Summary: A story told through a series of drabbles and oneshots, tracing the slow and steady progress of trust. Canon Universe. [Sesshoumaru & Kagome]

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First Effort. Imperceptible was my FIRST foray into a story featuring Sesshoumaru and Kagome. At the time, I’d mostly goofed off with Mir/Kag, but a new Sess/Kag community (ebony_silks) opened up on Live Journal, and I wanted to participate in the weekly drabble contests. My only real goal was to keep things as canon as possible & in-character. Which naturally meant … exploring “my” Sesshoumaru’s personality. An intriguing prospect, considering how little he lets on. I’ve been tossing him into improbable situations ever since. ::twinkle::

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Clutter

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Think of it as weekly cover reveals!) As an added bonus, the new pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to Clutter.

Summary: Mrs. Higurashi decides to help her daughter put her life together; enter Sesshoumaru, professional organizer extraordinaire. A romantic comedy told in 100-word snippets. Alternate Universe. [Sesshoumaru x Kagome]

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Can Confirm. As many of you know, when I was plotting out the Amaranthine Saga, I intentionally borrowed bits and pieces from my fandom stories (mostly settings or scenarios) so my longtime readers could enjoy guessing what’s to come & catching allusions. The Saga diverges vastly, but I’m sticking to my plan. Which is why I can confirm that Bk5 borrows a teensy bit from Clutter. Look forward to Fumiko and the Finicky Nestmate. ::twinkle::

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The Bargain

Tuesday’s Tote. I’ve been adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site each week. (Expect that trend to continue.) And as an added bonus, the revealed pattern becomes available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. Totes, masks, and note cards are available. This week we’re adding an homage to The Bargain.

Summary: Lessons learned in childhood last a lifetime. They mold young minds and shape their futures. The things that left the biggest impressions on Sesshoumaru were his father… his teacher… and an egg. Canon Divergence. Oneshot.

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Childhood Days. This short story is notable because it introduced Hisoka-sensei to the world and inspired Unspoiled, which is arguably my most famous fanfiction. If you take it a step further, it could be argued that without Hisoka-sensei, the Amaranthine Saga wouldn’t exist. But I honestly love this little ficlet for its own sake.

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The Kissing Bandit

Tuesday’s Tote. And more, really, because patterns are currently available on totes, masks, and notecards. As previously mentioned, I’ll be adding a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site every week. AND then make the pattern available in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. This week we’re adding an homage to The Kissing Bandit.

Summary: An art thief with an unusual calling card is after a set of priceless statues. The Taishos take steps to protect the Four Souls, but the cat burglar is elusive. When Sango steps forward as a witness, she’s asked to help catch the Casanova crook. Alternate Universe. [Miroku x Sango]

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Can Confirm. Maybe you noticed those fleeting references in the Amaranthine Saga to the Gentleman Bandit? Yep. Totally a nod to this story.

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Guardian [Spirited Away]

Tuesday’s Tote. Okay, technically, it’s more than a tote. Patterns are currently available on totes, masks, and notecards. But alliteration can be nice. The PLAN is to add a new fandom book cover to Goodreads & to the fanfic site every week. AND add the pattern to the offerings in my Threadless & TeePublic shopfronts. This week it’s Guardian‘s turn.

Summary: Chihiro spends a long, hot summer in a tiny seaside community, minding an old auntie’s store, but a legend whispered by locals leads the young woman on a quest of rediscovery.

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New Shop, New Merch

Threadless & TeePublic. Twinkle Press has expanded onto a second site in time for my Fandom Anniversary. You can now compare prices (TeePublic is pretty good about running SALES) before you splurge. To make your life easier, I added a Shops! tab >>

What’s in store? New patterns from my fandom book covers! We have totes, of course.

They are available on masks, too, should you wish to add a subtle nod to fandom to your accessories.

And because someone requested it, we went the extra mile and added note cards, which are available on the Threadless site. Yay!

We’ll add new covers/patterns every week (on Tuesdays) to my fanfiction profile, to Goodreads, and to the merch on these sites. Enjoy!

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