Penname: centipede [Contact] Real name: Scolopendra gigantea
Member Since: February 14, 2007
Membership status: Member
Bio:

Best Overall Writer:

For all those who happen to jump onto my author page (and I know it's less and less likely as time goes on): I cannot shake the fact that I have an unfinished - barely started, even - story on here.  My interests shifted a bit, but I haven't forgotten and I do plan on keeping my promise.

In other news, I am working on original fiction at this point.  I'm only a couple of chapters into the first draft of a young adult novel, but it's eating pretty well into my extra time.  What does this mean?  In the long term: That someday, hopefully, I can announce to everyone that they should go check out the book in the stores.  But in the short term: it's still probably going to be awhile until I get back to Forget Me Not Blue.

As a parting shot, I have to thank every person that has ever left me a review (including those hard reviews I may not like - I read through some of my old author notes and I realized that I really do sound like an irritating swot).  I ride both the highs and lows of wanting to write for a living, and I've had many a long hour at the computer, staring at the screen and thinking how awful I am.  When I drive myself too far down, I'll pop onto the site, read some of the reviews, and remember why I love doing this.

Thank you!

2/1/2012

Awards: Best Reviewer
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Reviews by centipede
Summary:

One-Shot

Jules and Shawn go undercover...as a couple shopping for an engagement ring. With some surprising results.

As always, I LIVE on reviews so let me know what you think and how I can become a better writer! Thanks :-)

 

Oh, yeah. I have no affiliation with Psych or its creators. All characters are their property, no copyright infringement intended.


Categories: Season
Characters: Juliet, Shawn
Genres: Fluff, General, Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: One-Shot Wonders
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 712 Read Count: 3247
[Report This] Published: August 06, 2007 Updated: August 06, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

“I tell you, it wasn’t easy to hook this one,” Neville continued as they strolled towards the case, laughing and locking the girl in a playful headlock. “Not with a last name like that. But then I said to her, I said, Baklava…that’s her name, you know. Her parents were huge Middle Eastern pastry fans. Anyway, I said Baklava, you have a strange name. I have a strange name. What do you say? Let’s just do this! Will you please become Mrs. Baklava von Trappthehillsarealive?...And she said yes.”

Everyone has to have said this already but...brilliant.  Utterly, and wonderfully brilliant.  You have such a talent for dialogue--it's really an awesome gift (and a curse...wait, no).



Author's Response: Aww, well thank you. This scene was so much fun to write! I just let Shawn's personality take over. I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

Summary:

In response to my own LASSIE, MEET GUS challenge (which anyone can write for, BTW!). I figured I should make the first entry, though, to get the ball rolling.

What would happen if Gus and Lassiter found a common bond? How would Shawn react? What would that bond be?

As always, I am not affiliated with Psych...I don't own the characters...no copyright infringement intended...[/legalstuff]


Categories: Season
Characters: Gus, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Fluff, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Challenges: Lassie, Meet Gus
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1947 Read Count: 3948
[Report This] Published: August 07, 2007 Updated: October 01, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

This whole story is brilliant.  The humor in it is fabulous--again, great handle on the dialogue.  From the "aww, are you two in a fight again?" to “Well, as long as you settle your differences maturely. That’s the important thing, Spencer.”

You have such a great flair for comedy, and every one of Lassiter's lines is just gold.  I snorted/snickered my way through the whole thing, with an extra laugh for "I just made a date with Lassiter!" at the very end.

You doth need to write more and sooneth, pleaseth.  Eth.



Author's Response: Thank you! I so enjoy reading your reviews. I'm glad you enjoyed this piece. Yet ANOTHER one I need to continueth wheneth I geteth the chanceth. Eth. 

Summary: Shawn pesters Juliet about the state of their relationship.

Categories: Short
Characters: Juliet, Shawn
Genres: Fluff, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 100 Read Count: 2211
[Report This] Published: August 08, 2007 Updated: August 08, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Determined

One of the shortest psych fics I've read, and every single line is gold.  I'm not even exaggerating.  Every.  Single.  Line.

"I’m not attracted to you.” She’s determined, too.

“Yeah,” he says. “And I hate pineapple.”

She raises an eyebrow.

“You see how this works? I love pineapple.”

Absolute favorite bit.  I can't even explain how awesome this thing was.  Romance, but not, and all humor.  Mmmm, my favorite *grins*

Please tell me you're going to write more.  I may actually have to kill you if you don't.

...except that would sort of ruin the "writing more thing."  Ah well.  I'm creative.  I'll think of something.  Something with doom (tm).

*deep whine* Write more please?

Lessons learned by catseye Rated: E starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

All his life Shawn always learned his lessons his lessons the hard way


Categories: Pre-season
Characters: Shawn
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1204 Read Count: 1241
[Report This] Published: August 09, 2007 Updated: August 09, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Sneakily brilliant.  The story has very surprising and delightful depth, a perfect summation of the relationship between Henry and Shawn.  Henry teaches his lessons, Shawn learns them.

Only he's always learned exactly what he needs to, and never what he should.  A fabulous look at what the show has created between the two Spencer men.

Summary: Henry acts like Shawn’s bike is the root of all evil. And Shawn’s starting to believe it.

 

Awards:
Categories: Short
Characters: Gus, Henry, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3025 Read Count: 3086
[Report This] Published: August 09, 2007 Updated: August 09, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 06, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Guilt and Sorrow

Loved the entire feel of this story.  Very neat.  I don't know exactly how to desribe the great feeling I got from reading this.  Drama, yet not.  And with humor, of course, because I couldn't fully love you without it *grins*

Author's Response:

Thank you! It really is a thrill to know that the feel of the story was right for you. And humor - seriously, with Shawn and Gus, is it possible to write without humor? Maybe, but not for me :P. Thanks again!

Summary:

In response to the What Would Shawn Do? Challenge.

Gus is seriously injured in a car accident. How is Shawn going to cope with the near-loss of his best friend?

 

Reviews always gladly accepted, all feedback welcome. And oh, yes. I don't own Psych. All rights retained by creators. No copyright infringement intended.


Categories: Season
Characters: Henry, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, General, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: What would Shawn do?, My best friend
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1484 Read Count: 3552
[Report This] Published: August 11, 2007 Updated: August 12, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Really oddly touching.  The chapter made me "aww" voluntarily, which is not a thing I do lightly.  Shawn freaking out, being sure there's something he's missing, because of course there had to be some evil (tm) involved with Gus getting hurt.  An accident?  There are no accidents!

The chapter in Henry's perspective was a really nice touch.  We wouldn't see how bad Shawn is taking this but through the eyes of his father.  "

He can’t even walk a straight line, Henry thought to himself. This kid’s in bad shape."  Very nice line, it gave me a great feel for what Shawn's going through.  And then the inability to remember what color the typeface is?  So bizarrely sweet.

Translation: loved this.  Just...all of it.  Not just aspects.  It was all good. :)



Author's Response: Thanks, Centipede! :-)

Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

He closed his eyes, trying to forget that night. Trying to forget that the nurse behind the Emergency Room desk was wearing cheap perfume and white Danskos with two mud splotches, or that the doctor who told him Gus was in surgery and only a breath away from death had mismatched shoelaces and a name tag that was tilted to the left. After a lifetime of being trained to remember, he just couldn’t forget.

The epitome of what I loved about this chapter.  The absolute epitome, because it was so Shawn and so completely gut-wrenching at the same time.

Lovely.  Lovely, lovely *satisfied grin*



Author's Response: Aw, thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I love writing Shawn. He's so amazing funny and angsty all at once.

Summary: Shawn gets a late night call and has to rush to his father's house, but what's wrong?

 


Categories: Season
Characters: Henry, Shawn
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5175 Read Count: 2118
[Report This] Published: August 14, 2007 Updated: August 14, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Perfect Henry POV.  It really sounded like him, which made this an absolute delight to read.  Henry often proves a tricky man for people to gauge, but you handled him so well, even in this bizarre (for him) situation.  And Henry demanding that Shawn pay for the broken window even though he broke it to rescue him?  Ha!  Brilliant *grins*

Author's Response: *grins gleefully*  I'm so pleased you liked it and I'm delighted that you think I handled Henry's character so well!  I was a bit worried about that since it is a situation we've never seen him in in the show.  Again, I'm estatic that you liked it and thank you so much for reviewing!  :)

Keeper by windscryer Rated: T starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 160]
Summary:

Lassiter finally gets the proof he needs to bring Shawn Spencer's psychic charade to a screeching halt.

If only it was that simple . . .

 

Awards:
Categories: Post-season
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery
Warnings: Major Spoilers, Sensitive Material
Challenges: Revealed, Lassie Face!, On Your Marks, Get Set....WHUMP!
Series: Never Say Never
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 37481 Read Count: 48163
[Report This] Published: August 21, 2007 Updated: October 19, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 07, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Famous Last Words

See, any of you who have gotten reviews from me know that I badger and berate and threaten you to post faster and I know that most of you are posting as you go. You actually have an excuse to delay between posts because you're still writing the story.

Me? I'm just selfish. ;D

You've managed to make me feel better about myself.  Milk that review-cow, baby!

And big piles of WIN for using a scene I'd noted from the first time I saw it as a truly ominous line.  Heck.  YES.



Author's Response:

Do you know how much of an ego boost it is to come in here and see my reviews have jumped from like 66 to 72? Srsly.

And since you took the time to review each chapter (many thanks BTW) I feel doubly obligated to reply to each.  So here we go!

Wasn't the intent, but BONUS! :D:D:D:D  I'm milkin' this cow until a vacuum forms, Dude. :D

It screamed ominous.  No, literally.  My DVD version screams.  Not the iTunes, though.  Weird, eh?

Anyway, as talented as Steve Franks is I'm gonna be real surprised if this never comes back to bite Shawn on the butt. Srsly.

Thanks again for the review!

-M 



Author's Response:

I stand corrected.  Apparently it wasn't the DVD screaming.  It was me.  *shrug*  Go figure.

-M 

Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 07, 2007 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1: A Tangled Web Was Woven

Everytime I see a date like 2013, I always think it's like a hundred years in the future.  Hello, Kahn had been sent out into space by the 90s.  Doesn't NASA watch Star Trek?

There was a brief pause, for drama or because Lassiter had pissed him off the detective neither knew nor cared.

This is how I generally tell people things.  With dramatic pauses that, as it turns out, no one really cares about.  My family has gotten to this point where they just sort of raise their eyebrows and sigh.  They're just jealous at my timing.

Which evens out, because I'm jealous at yours.  This was a great sentence.

ACH, my head exploded the first time I read this through.  Obviously, this is why my reviews are so late in coming.  I've only just recently grown it back.  Such a great way to start any story.  With evil slow updates.

Good word, I hate you.



Author's Response:

Obviously not.  They're too busy with their 'lunar landings' and 'Mars' rovers' to have fun with space. :D

DUDE!  ME TOO!  Only . . . there are a lot of confused looks too.  Have you ever been accused of doing a soap-take?  And did you have to go look that up in an urban dictionary so you knew what they heck they were accusing you of? :D

Don't be jealous.  Be you! :D  (And, dude, DITTO.)

(Not on this sentence, but . . . on most of your stuff . . . yeah.  My eyes are greener than a drunk leprechaun on St. Patty's Day.)

YAYZ!  My first reader head explosion!  Wait . . . or is it my second?  Anyway, I'm really racking up the reader whump on this one.  SWEET!

Thanks!  I devote a lot of time between updates thinking up new ways to be evil.  Wait until you see what I've got cooked up in my next fic . . . *dire cackle*

Woo-hoo! *shovels the new load of hate into the bunker* Man, I'm gonna be takin' over the world in no time at this rate! :D

Thanks for the AWESOME review!

-M