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

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!


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Summary: Past Featured Story

Shawn is investigating the murder of a highly respected psychiatrist when some odd behavior and a near death experience leave him shaken.

And the fact that he finds himself face to face with the murderer doesn't help the situation.

Categories: Season
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, OMC, Shawn
Genres: Drama, Humor, Mystery
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16904 Read Count: 39895
[Report This] Published: July 11, 2007 Updated: September 20, 2007
Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 06, 2007 Title: Chapter 11: Run, run, why are you running from another conversation?

Nothing? Not one word of disapproval? "It must be a trap," she thought, eying him warily.

And people wonder why Shawn is so weird.  I'm surprised he didn't turn into that guy who stands on the street corner shouting "Big Brother is watching!" only without ripping off George Orwell.  Or maybe they would.  You never know how well read those street corner guys are.

"You'll do whatever I tell you to do, or I'll arrest you."

Cole gaped at him. "Arrest me for what?"

"For pissing me off!"

Seems like a good enough reason to me.  Lassiter is like the Chuck Norris of law enforcement.  Laws?  He eats laws for breakfast.

He threw out his arms and held back Mr. I'm-Going-to-Strangle-Him Spencer.

LOL.  I never say it unless I mean it, and seriously, LOL.

Reid screamed and threw the phone across the office, where it slammed into and shattered the television.

Shawn, if he was conscious enough, would probably take offense to this.  "Dude.  The tv.  Really?"

Gus would probably be more annoyed.  He probably paid for it.

Whee!fun UPDATE NOW.

Author's Response:

Laws?  He eats laws for breakfast.

Holy crap, I can't stop snorting.  And I really mean it, I'm snorting.  Here, in front of my computer.  Out loud.

And I thought of that!  If Shawn wasn't in the state he was in, he would seriously be pissed. 

Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 19, 2007 Title: Chapter 12: You've got that seed in you

Shawn could see that Gus was livid (he had been the one who paid for the now broken Plasma TV that sat across the room, emitting sparks).


But anyone who really knew Gus, as well as Shawn did, knew when he was mad (really, really mad) things turned ugly.

And Gus was mad.

Gus is secretly the Hulk.  Only he probably turns deep purple and throws pharmaceutical samples at people.

He strode over to the nearest police officer and ripped the gun out of his holster.

Some poor rookie is now all "hey!  You can't do that!" but doesn't really want to insist.  So he's more like "hey!  You can't...just, you know...give it back when you're, heh, done with it...if you...uh, can." 

Lassiter nodded and sprang into action.

This line shouldn't have made me laugh, but it did.  The visual of Lassiter literally springing into action with those long, lopey legs of his...ahh, laughter, as usual, inappropriately ensued.

He let out a breath (because it was the best laugh he could muster under the circumstances) as the image of a bumper sticker ran through his mind, reading: "Friends Don't Let Friends Get Shot."

There's always that one specific line in your chapters that makes me LOL and here it is.  "Friends don't let friends get shot" LOL.

His dad's hands on his face...

Those were the last things he remembered before his mind shut down.


Author's Response:


Can I just tell you that I visualized Lassie "springing" as well?  And I burst into laughter.  My roommate knocked on my door to ask if I was OK.  LOL!

AWESOME REVIEW once again!!! :D:D:D:D 

Reviewer: centipede Signed
Date: September 19, 2007 Title: Chapter 12: You've got that seed in you

Look.  I broke psychfic.

Author's Response: *snorts* LOL

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: 2299
[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!


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: 25777
[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.


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: 48135
[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!


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: 2085
[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.



Jules and Shawn go 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: 2976
[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 :-)