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

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Trial Run by windscryer Rated: E starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 22]
Summary: What happened in that meeting between Karen and Henry from the pilot episode?

 


Categories: Season
Characters: Henry, Karen, Shawn
Genres: Missing Scene
Warnings: None
Series: Never Say Never
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3107 Read Count: 2306
[Report This] Published: July 18, 2007 Updated: July 18, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 07, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Trial Run

Love this behind the scenes stuff.  And I can't believe I haven't nattered on about any of your stuff yet.  I've been trying to catch up with my reviews, going in alphabetical order, and, much to my horror, some of the stuff I was most looking forward to reviewing was written by an author with the ridiculousness of starting her username with a w.  Utter foolishness.

I'm thrilled at the direction you decided to take this.  I've suspected such a thing myself for sometime, and lo and behold! someone has picked my brain before I could.  Better than I could, which irritates me.

Is there something wrong with me that I both love you for writing so fabulously, and yet hate you with a passion that may or may not be linked to fierce jealousy?  We may neither confirm nor deny these rumors.

GRAAR *snorts, clawed and behemoth-like arms dragging on the ground as the centipede (who has apparently developed arms) stalks off to write further death threats/reviews*



Author's Response:

Ohhhhhh.  So *that's* it.

I was srsly beginning to worry that my stuff sucked so much you didn't *want* to review because then there would be a connection, no matter how tenuous, between my crap and your exalted name.  WHEW!  I feel better now! :D

Dude, the letter W rocks. The first 22 letters of the alphabet are *SOOOO* overrated.

Well except for Q.  But only because *he* rocks. :D

Blame . . . Jenn1984 I think.  She's the one that suggested it in the forum. :D  And it doesn't seem to be so much a matter of picking your brain as picking the collective brain that you and Luna and I all share. :D (And it is so *not* better.  Just first.  I dare you to prove your point.)

(Well?  Is it working?  Are you gonna write your own version? :D)

Since I feel the same way about you, CERTAINLY NOT! :D:D:D:D:D

Admit nothing. Deny everything. THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!

Sorry.  Out of fandom experience.  @_@

What is genetic manipulation for? :D  With as many feet as a centipede has it's about time someone added arms. ;D

SWEET!  More for my collection!

Thanks so much for the AWESOME review!

-M 

Summary: Past Featured Story

In the midst of a nightmarish wait, with an agonizing decision hanging over his head, Henry learns some truths about his son he never imagined. It's not the life he wanted for Shawn, it's not the life he envisioned...but has it really been a waste?


Categories: Season
Characters: Gus, Henry, Other, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Sensitive Material, Tear Jerker
Challenges: All It Takes Is A Bullet
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 21546 Read Count: 25845
[Report This] Published: July 26, 2007 Updated: September 16, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

This story is aboslutely wonderful.  Brilliantly written, awesome characterization.  I'm just waiting (very impatiently, I might add) for an update.  Wherefore art though update?  A rose by any other name is not an update, so Romeo can keep it to himself.

Love.  Lovelovelovelovelove.

Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 06, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

He barely resisted the urge to break every one of the doctor’s fingers.  Slowly. 

I love Henry.  Heny is the love.  Henry is the win.  Your clever use of one word sentences makes my heart go "hell, yes."

The whole concept behind this story is just fabulous.  And each of your OCs is realistic, hilarious, and a welcome sight everytime I see them.  Which is, you know, every other day, when I'm re-reading, waiting impatiently for an update.

SRSLY.  RAWR.  UPDATE.

Fractures by VampKira Rated: M starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 174]
Summary: Past Featured StoryShawn's mother pops up yet again, prompting an unpleasant conversation between father and son.

Categories: Season
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, OFC, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Sensitive Material, Tear Jerker
Series: Fractures
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 30127 Read Count: 48204
[Report This] Published: July 28, 2007 Updated: August 19, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 06, 2007 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

This entire story is horrible.  Horrible, horrible, horrible, twisted, disturbing, and I lapped up every second of it.  Good heavens, woman, you know how to do angst.  And I'm pretty sure you're the only person on here who has really managed to earn that M rating.  Holy crap, brilliant.

This is probably coming out less complimentary than I was hoping :).  This story is such a guilty pleasure, and I mean that in an eating chocolate in the middle of the night, reading murder mysteries when I should be studying sort of way.  Fabulous, and so much twisted fun.



Author's Response: Wow, coming from you that's great.  Actually, it was your stories that I "lapped" up when I first got to this website.  "Four Floors" left me in a walking coma at work when I just had to finish it before going to bed at 1am --- when I had to be up at 4.  This was probably the easiest story that I have ever written actually.  It was one of those perfect moments where it just poured out for the most part.  My newest attempt, crawling crawlin crawling!  UGH!  Anyway thank you so much for the review!  It really means a lot.  Oh, and write more fic already!

Summary:

Despite appearances to the contrary, Shawn Spencer is possessed of a certain bravery.  Is he brave enough to take a bullet for someone?   


Categories: Season
Characters: Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4505 Read Count: 2088
[Report This] Published: August 05, 2007 Updated: August 05, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

"I picked on Lassiter first, just because I wanted an excuse to use the title."

Completely good excuse.  Particularly for the title in question, which inadvertently made me snort Pepsi.  Fanfiction writers need more "do not attempt to operate heavy machinery...drinking not recommended..." etc. type of warnings for their stories.

"Gus, what does that remind you of?"

Gus did not understand Shawn's verbal shorthand. Unlike his friend, Gus did not pretend to be a psychic, nor was he able to read minds (particularly when it came to Shawn). He inquired, "What does what remind me of?"

Shawn clarified, "Lassie."

Gus deliberately misunderstood. "A dog. A collie, to be precise. Although Lassie was supposed to be a 'she,' in reality she has always been portrayed by male dogs. It seems that the bitches …"

Gus had not noticed Chief Vick approaching. Shawn had. He knew that the Chief would have only heard the last couple of words uttered by Gus. Shawn being Shawn, the psychic decided to take advantage of her arrival to torture his friend. He raised his voice loud enough to draw attention, and in indignant tones scolded, "Gus, you shouldn't talk about the women of the police department like that!"

So maybe quoting your entire story doesn't necessarily make for a good review, but I couldn't help myself.  The entire bit made me laugh, in large part because it was so ridiculously in character.  The reference to Shawn's verbal shorthand was gold, Gus, scientific nerd that he is, would most certainly use the term "bitches" when referring to female dogs, and Shawn would use it to his advantage.  Though I was relieved that Karen already knows her psychic and his partner-in-crime well enough to realize Shawn was at the bottom of all that.  Gus tends not to get breaks, poor guy :).

"I need to get back to work if I want to keep my other job." He felt it necessary to add, "And I do."

The "he felt it necessary to add" is what did me in.  The IC-ness of this entire thing is what grabs me and delighted me through the whole thing.

There's a crap load of stuff I skipped between the last line and this next favorite of mine, but I want to get to bed sometime tonight.  Some specifics would be Gus refusing to help Shawn stake out a woman who had rejected him, Lassiter showing up anyways, Shawn not appreciating Lassie's taste in woman...blah blah blah, again I'd like to get to bed sometime tonight *grins*

And then of course Lassiter's calm in the face of Shawn-going-into-shock.  Followed by this:

Shawn was too woozy too appreciate Lassiter's attempt to convince him that being shot was not as bad as it sounded.

Favorite line, and I couldn't even tell you exactly why.  *toothy, slightly manic grin, roommate backs off*

Gus was understandably contrite. "Shawn, the next time you need backup, you call me, I'll be there."

Being well acquainted with the people nearest and dearest to him, Shawn deduced, "My Dad talked to you, didn't he?"

"Oh yeah."

Good word I don't think people properly understand the horror it is to not only be Shawn's best friend, but to be Shawn's best friend and have to deal with his father.  Sympathy, Gus.  That's all I have for you.  >>shudder<<

Shawn directed, "Just tell him he's a big ninny and to get over it."

*snicker* The use of the word "ninny" wins you big points.  Referring to Lassiter as a ninny wins you my heart and an offer to bear your children.

Okay...that may have been a little creepier than I was going for.  Heh *grimace/shrug/hopeful grin, roommate pretends to be sleeping, but I can see her shooting me disturbed glances*

Loved how this ended out.  Very lovely one-shot, and I hope very desperately for me.  You have such a brilliant handle on the characters!  Ack! *explodes*



Author's Response:

Thanks so much for your enthusiastic feedback.  It means a lot when the response is from a talented author such as yourself.  Kind words like yours help to keep the muses well-fed and proddy.  Now that I've finished my 29,000+ word story in another fandom, I was going to take a break and do some reading.  Instead, I've got a couple thousand words written on another Psych fic. (Down, bad muses!) I self-edit to the point that I don't post a story until I've written all of the chapters, but it seems as if there's more fic to come. 

BTW, my nursing license comes in handy if you need any advice in re: how to inflict injuries that won't permanantly cripple or kill someone.  Should you be inclined to hand out some fictional character abuse of your own, feel free to drop me a line. 

Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 03, 2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

NO, I don't desperately wish for me.  I desperately wish for more.  MORE, gosh darnit.

 For the record, I really need to go to bed.

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: 2985
[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: 3696
[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: 2009
[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: 1133
[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.