Penname: Vindicata [Contact] Real name: Cate
Member Since: March 19, 2012
Membership status: Member
Bio:

 

I'm a very music based person, I always have music playing when I'm working, writing, sketching, cleaning, studying... Okay, you get the idea. I always have music. And a lot of story ideas are inspired by a song, either it's lyrics, or melody, or theme. The titles for my stories correspond to the inspiring song, so please go to youtube and listen to the song and maybe google the lyrics. It may enhance the story, or, well... not. But I'm betting it will help. I usually listen the inspiration song on repeat or as part of a playlist while writing. If there are other songs that become inspiration songs during the writing, or for a specific chapter, I'll try to include the titles to those. I also sketch and draw, actually more than I write. If I draw something that goes with a story, I will try to post the link for that as well.

 

Since the first part of my bio is just a blatant copy/paste from FFN, I need to add this in... I'm a firm believer in checking to see if your story fits any challenges that have already been issued, regardless of whether or not you knew that ahead of time. Many challenges go unanswered despite there actually being stories that fit for a response, it drives me nuts because I'm always using challenges to find similar stories to the ones I like. So that's why a lot of my stories will have a bunch of challenges tagged onto them, mmkay? :D

 

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This is Edward (no, not after the guy from Twilight >_<). He's my constant source of amusement and inspiration <3 (and just for a size reference, that platform on his cat tree is 2ft by 2ft... so you can see just how tall the fluffball is... like a pudgy, feline Buzz XD)

 

I now have a twitter account with real time (ish) updates on how writing is going on my stories! Go check it out! <3


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Stories by Vindicata
Summary:

One hundred scenes from Shawn Spencer and his adventures with the LAPD

 That's right, the 100 Themes challenge is coming to the Yesterday Was Hard on All of Us universe. (Reading YWHOAOU not required, but this won't be quite as funny/sad/awesome without it) And each chapter will have it's own inspiration song too.  

1. Introduction : "Twenty-seven Strangers" by Villagers

"So, who the heck are you?"
 


Categories: Pre-season, Short
Characters: OMC, Shawn
Genres: General, Humor
Warnings: None
Challenges: 100 Themes
Series: Reverberations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1024 Read Count: 305
[Report This] Published: March 27, 2014 Updated: March 27, 2014
Summary: Feature 

What if the secret that Shawn is a fake psychic isn’t the whole story?


What if the truth is so much more complicated than they ever realized?


When a case takes a strange turn, Shawn faces a difficult decision while his friends and family struggle to come to terms with the secret behind the secret.

 

Inspiration Music: “Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us” by Fink

 

“Where do we go from here

Where do we go

Is it real or just something we think we know

Where are we going now

Where do we go

‘Cause if it’s the same as yesterday, you know I’m out

Just so you know...”


 YOU DIDN'T REALLY THINK IT WAS OVER, DID YOU? ;)


Categories: Season, Alternate Universe
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, OFC, OMC, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Casefile, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Warnings: None
Challenges: Revealed, Wanna Be Cop, Shawn's Secret Skills!!, The Right to Remain Silent, More Than is Seen, MOAS, The Secret Life of Shawn Spencer, Make My Day, Punk, "10-4", Shawn's in trouble now!, No Psych, Just Detective, Not everything is as it appears to be, Shawn of Skillage, Awesomeness, Angst, and Just... Pineappley?
Series: Reverberations
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 124932 Read Count: 72373
[Report This] Published: May 23, 2012 Updated: March 21, 2014
Summary:
Just a little thing about Gus and, more specifically, his friendship with Shawn.

Categories: Season, Short
Characters: Gus, Shawn
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 910 Read Count: 321
[Report This] Published: March 05, 2014 Updated: March 05, 2014
Summary:

If it wasn't for Ms. Vindi this idea would have never popped into my head.

Thank you.

Shawn survived his deal made with the devil, well physically anyways. A major piece of his soul was taken by that man, but he's not the only one who lost something the day he was 'rescued.'

Must read Running Up That Hill by Vindicata first!!!!!

WARNING: LOTS OF ANGST AND TORTURE.

 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Casefile, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Suspense
Warnings: Graphic Violence, Sensitive Material, Tear Jerker
Challenges: Running Up That Hill... And Back Down Again
Series: Coming Down The Hill Was Harder Than Running Up It
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 14216 Read Count: 3953
[Report This] Published: June 01, 2012 Updated: December 28, 2012
Summary:

“What happened..?”


“You don’t remember?”


Trapped in a dangerous situation, Lassiter and Shawn can do nothing but wait to be rescued. But what the head detective might learn about his ‘psychic’ counterpart in the meantime will lead to a lot of questions that may never be answered.


Inspiration Music: “Be the Song” by Foy Vance

 

NOW COMPLETE!


Categories: Season, Alternate Universe
Characters: Juliet, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Suspense
Warnings: None
Challenges: Revealed, More Than is Seen, The Secret Life of Shawn Spencer, Not everything is as it appears to be
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2991 Read Count: 4361
[Report This] Published: July 03, 2012 Updated: July 06, 2012
Seven Devils by Vindicata Rated: T starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 23]
Summary:

The first time Shawn met John Winchester started with an awkward phone call and ended with a fight for their lives.

 

“You seem awfully insecure about that title, Dean,” Shawn replied glibly, grinning at him. “Do feel threatened by my awesomeness?”


Inspiration Song: “Seven Devils” by Florence and the Machine

 

A Supernatural / Psych Crossover


Categories: Pre-season, Alternate Universe, Crossover
Characters: Other, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense
Warnings: None
Series: The Adventures of Manslut and Freakazoid
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9072 Read Count: 2715
[Report This] Published: June 03, 2012 Updated: June 13, 2012
Summary:

“This wasn’t a hail mary pass.


This was a deal with the devil at the crossroads.”


Just how far is Shawn willing to go for the ones he loves?


Inspiration Music: “Running Up That Hill” by Track and Field


Categories: Season, Post-season, Alternate Universe
Characters: Gus, OMC, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Tear Jerker
Challenges: What would Shawn do?, Running Up That Hill... And Back Down Again
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2045 Read Count: 1308
[Report This] Published: May 30, 2012 Updated: May 30, 2012
Handlebars by Vindicata Rated: T starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 50]
Summary:

Everyone thinks Shawn needs Gus and the SBPD to investigate.

 

They were wrong.

 

When Shawn works around the system to hide a case he’s working on,  the secret might just blow up in his face... or show truly capable he is to the people who always underestimated him.


Inspiration Music: “Handlebars” by Flobots

 

NOW COMPLETE!



Categories: Season, Post-season
Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Drama, General, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Suspense
Warnings: None
Challenges: Shawn's Secret Skills!!, No Psych, Just Detective, Shawn's Skillage, Not everything is as it appears to be, Shawn of Skillage, I Can Do It All On My Own
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5592 Read Count: 7609
[Report This] Published: May 16, 2012 Updated: May 24, 2012
GHOST TOWN by Vindicata Rated: T starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 26]
Summary:

What are the chances of a guy on a Norton motorcycle running into a guy in a ‘67 Impala as they each crisscross the country? Pretty damn high.

 

"You're awfully perky for a guy who was just freaking out a couple of minutes ago."

"And you're awfully bitchy for a guy who just had his life save by a courageous bystander with fantastic hair"

 

“Time to roast a ghost?”

“Couldn’t have said it better myself.”

 

Inspiration music: “Ghost Town” by Shiny Toy Guns

 

A Supernatural / Psych Crossover

NOW COMPLETE!

 


Categories: Pre-season, Alternate Universe, Crossover
Characters: Other, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Supernatural
Warnings: None
Series: The Adventures of Manslut and Freakazoid
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11671 Read Count: 3850
[Report This] Published: April 06, 2012 Updated: April 18, 2012
Summary:

One summer day, the deadliest duo that Chief John Fenich was never able to apprehend held up the whole of the Santa Barbara Police Department.

 

Young Shawn fluff!  


Categories: Pre-season
Characters: Henry, Juliet, OMC, Shawn
Genres: Fluff, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Challenges: The Adventures of Young Shawn and the Santa Barbara Police Department
Series: Reverberations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 928 Read Count: 1588
[Report This] Published: March 31, 2012 Updated: March 31, 2012