Penname: Nyxelestia [Contact] Real name: Miah S.
Member Since: May 29, 2007
Membership status: Member
Bio:

Hello. I'm Nyxie (short for Nyxelestia).

A little something I do on my FFN profile is "Tip of the Week". I'll post a tip and change it every week (or try to, anyway) and if you want the past tips, just PM me and I'll send them to you! So, here it is.

Tip of the Week

Ah...mushy men.

Come on, admit it: we all love the sensitive man.

But one thing you have to be careful about is making sure a man with a gruff personality doesn't get TOO sensitive, even in a special moment. I've seen a few stories go almost completely down the drain because a man with a tough, macho, and gruff personality was suddenly gushing out his 'feelings' and crying happily/sadly and going all mushy-gushy.

Wrong move. No matter HOW MUCH everyone loves a sensitive man (assuming whoever's reading this is a woman, though male writers should still keep reading), gruff to sensitive men is a hard transition that needs to be handled delicately.

If a gruff man is...oh, I don't know...let's just say he had a bad fight with a friend (someone who IS sensitive, male or female) and they're finally settling it down, the gruff man (or woman, but for now we'll use man for functionality's sake) won't just suddenly start apologizing like crazy. They'll be more hesitant and embarrassed about it, and it won't be some long speech - they'll say a one line apology and get it over with.

Now, if the other character doesn't know them that well, they might pressure them a bit more. But if the other character does know them well, try and get into their head about understanding how much it means that the gruff character is saying even a single line in apology - because I have a 'gruff' personality, and it's hard to apologize and admit when you're wrong.

If it's a serious situation, a gruff character will be quip and monosyllabic. If it's a serious discussion (though not necessarily a serious situation), they'll probably be sarcastic (though that can also replace quip and monosyllabic). If there's love (for a child, for a love partner, for a friend) in the situation, they're probably going to use humor. If they're worried, concerned, for feeling protective, or they're hurt or love someone who was hurt, they're also probably going to react with anger.

The thing is, they're just about never going to break down crying and gush out all their thoughts and emotions and feelings, so make sure to be delicate and careful with that situation.

For more 'Tips of the Week", please PM for the rest.

 

My website leads my FFN profile, where I not only uploaded my Psych fanfics, I also write Harry Potter and Scrubs fanfiction.

My updates might be a little slow due to school. Hopefully, I'll get back on track soon. Until then, please forgive me!


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Stories by Nyxelestia
58 Minutes by Nyxelestia Rated: E starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Shawn watched Abigail for exactly 58 minutes at the end of that pier.

Drabble. 


Categories: Pre-season
Characters: OFC, Shawn
Genres: Drama, General, Missing Scene, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 425 Read Count: 813
[Report This] Published: July 26, 2008 Updated: July 26, 2008
Summary:

Yep - I took on the 100 Themes Challenge, too. I'm even going to do them in order. Want to know what my common theme is?

Angst.

What else did you expect? 


Categories: Short, Pre-season, Season, Post-season
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Other, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, General, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Suspense
Warnings: Character Death, Tear Jerker
Challenges: 100 Themes
Series: None
Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 30912 Read Count: 31589
[Report This] Published: December 01, 2007 Updated: April 15, 2008
Raccoon by Nyxelestia Rated: E starstarstarstarhalf star [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Years after their last camping trip, Henry, Shawn, and Grandpa Spencer go camping again...and meet an old friend of theirs. 

A sort of spin-off sequel of collegekid's "Male Bonding: Spencer Style".


Categories: Short, Pre-season
Characters: Henry, OMC, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Crack!, Drama, Fluff, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 997 Read Count: 817
[Report This] Published: March 20, 2008 Updated: March 20, 2008
Summary:

“So let me get this straight,” the younger man said a moment later. “It’s midnight. We’re stuck in a warehouse, inside a crate, dodging a sharpshooter with a lot of bullets that’s after our camera of dirty-cop-drug-dealing evidence. No one knows we’re even still on this case. No one knows about our last lead. No one knows we’re here. And we have no food or water or cell phone signals, and only three rounds left in our gun. Am I right?”

“Yes,” the older man said. “Except you forgot to mention the bomb that’s going to go off in about eighteen hours, taking out us, the evidence, the shooter, and almost an entire street block of suburban homes.”

Seriously - how the hell do Shawn and Lassiter get themselves into these situations in the first place?


Categories: Season
Characters: Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Suspense
Warnings: Graphic Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17486 Read Count: 11038
[Report This] Published: August 16, 2007 Updated: February 04, 2008
Lifeline by Nyxelestia Rated: T [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Shawn's kidnapped by some old criminals with a vengeance, and Henry enlists the SBPD to help him get his son back.

Combined and extended versions of "Silence", "Questioning", and "Blood" from "Angst Junkie's Fix", and this is also an answer to GBFreak1's challenge "Gratuitous Violence".


Categories: Short, Season
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Suspense
Warnings: Graphic Violence
Challenges: Gratuitous Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4018 Read Count: 3129
[Report This] Published: January 16, 2008 Updated: January 16, 2008
Summary:

Some people don't take too kindly to being arrested...or to being shown up...by a psychic. And things don't go too well when they get the revenge they wanted.

How will everyone react to the loss of one of the most dynamic people in their lives?


Categories: Season, Alternate Universe
Characters: Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Character Death, Graphic Violence, Tear Jerker
Challenges: All It Takes Is A Bullet
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 18100 Read Count: 10196
[Report This] Published: September 14, 2007 Updated: January 12, 2008
Summary:

A good friend will bail you out of jail, but a best friend would be sitting in that cell right next to you. It's a good thing that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

I'll take this fic as proof that I need to lay off the crack a bit more. :D


Categories: Pre-season, Short
Characters: Gus, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluff, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2251 Read Count: 1002
[Report This] Published: November 07, 2007 Updated: November 07, 2007
Summary:


When Shawn had gone to bed that night, he hadn't expected to wake up to a world of flames.


Categories: Season
Characters: Gus, Henry, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: Mother Nature at her best, Blame Away
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4726 Read Count: 2418
[Report This] Published: October 26, 2007 Updated: October 26, 2007
Summary: Gus's boss at Central Coast Pharmaceuticals isn't that happy with Gus's splitting his life down the middle, and makes him make a decision he might not be able to handle: Them...or Psych. He has to pick one...and only one. Who will he choose?
Categories: Season, Post-season
Characters: Gus, Shawn
Genres: Drama, General, Suspense
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4005 Read Count: 985
[Report This] Published: October 18, 2007 Updated: October 18, 2007
Summary:

 

Jules is having a bad day, but Shawn cheers her up by showing her that life isn't about trying to wait out the storm, but about learning to dance in the rain.

 


Categories: Season, Short
Characters: Juliet, Shawn
Genres: Fluff, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2381 Read Count: 1218
[Report This] Published: September 10, 2007 Updated: September 10, 2007