Creator / Amoridere

Amoridere is a rather shy but otherwise candid writer and artist who had her start on deviantArt (where she is otherwise known as AkaiChounokoe). She mostly does fanfictions, the which can be found on Fanfiction Dot Net and AO3, however, she also does original fictions and poems.

Works by Amoridere (Alphabetically):

Tropes for Amoridere

  • Abusive Parents: She writes these a lot.
  • Adoptive Peer Parent: Played With in that the children she cares for are her cousins and little sister but Bunny is in early to mid twenties, though, she hasn't given birth to any children to speak of but she is considerably a bit young for motherhood. It is stated here that she didn't even finish college when Madgie came to live with her and is studying online so she can do so as to better provide for her youngest cousins.
    • It was noted that, at some point, when Madgie was nine and she was twenty, she was mistaken for being Madgie's mother, something that would be virtually impossible, seeing as Bunny is 11 years older than Madgie.
  • Adult Fear: A lot of her writing has this trope, however, no one really knows why.
  • All There in the Manual: Whatever she doesn't state in her works she does state on her tumblr or deviantArt pages.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She writes a lot of mentally ill characters.
    • Toki is an interesting case, as she had a few conditions diagnosed and they are known, however, she has the symptoms of several others undiagnosed, the symptoms being some obsessive compulsive tendencies, mood swings, fears of being abandoned, impulse control problems, and fits of rage and violence.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Toki, Jinx, and Spin had lost limbs in a landmine accident during the events of Landmines are Not Toys.
    • In A Cut for You, severing a limb occurs as part of Serial Escalation
    • Someone severing a limb occurs in a trio of pictures titled Mutilation.
  • Animal Motifs: In most of her works, she usually uses birds (i.e Rei in Kiryuuin Chronicles).
    • In poem, titled "Hyena", she compares someone she knows (but clearly isn't fond of) to a hyena.
    • According to her, she tends to associate herself with whatever animal she feels like at the time.
  • All Abusers Are Male: Averted, as in her stories, she portrays abusers as being also female, if Toki is a clue, as Toki likes to dole out hits for whatever reason (mostly because she can) and doesn't tend to discriminate.
  • The All-Concealing "I": How she writes some of her stories, which can serve as a source of unreveal. However, usually, as in the case of Through Thick and Thin, we have some cues revealing who is narrating by what the other characters are saying.
  • Art Evolution: Her art style changes from time to time.
  • Artistic License Biology: Usually, she tries to avert this, however, this is played straight with Toki, if you consider that, theoretically, she should have died shortly after being borderline submersed in that "vat of radioactive crap" (as Amo put it) due to the radiation destroying her insides, along with the fact that, because of chemotherapy being used to treat her leukemia and the radiation before, effectively speaking, Toki should be infertile.
  • Author Appeal: To list her interests would take up a page but she does incorporate whatever she likes in her writing, her favorites of which are winters, flowers, and various other things.
  • Barrier Maiden: Toki, according to some stories, is a self-appointed one, considering herself to be the guardian of the "border between this world and the next".
  • Bedlam House: Her poem Cure is implied to take place in one of these.
  • Beehive Hairdo: Toki was seen with this in a few pics.
  • Beige Prose: Her first Touhou fic Goodbye Chen was written like this.
  • Big Brother Instinct: While somwhat inverted, as Toki is older than they are, Jinx and Spin do care for her and will try whatever they can to look after her. Likewise, Toki is this to her twin sister.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Toki is kind and gentle to some but bitchy to others. Actually, make that abusive
  • Blind Without 'Em: Doki, however, she is something of a preposterous case, as without her glasses, she fits the criterion for being legally blind and is so given her white cane, at least according to one story.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Played for silliness in the poem Blood Running from the Mouth, where said character is angry and not injured. However, this is metaphorical in Visceral Needs, as the rat most likely feels like she's bleeding. In Beishang, bleeding from the mouth means whatever illness she had has gotten worse. Likewise, her angry art usually has these.
  • Bloody Murder: Toki's blood is apparently toxic, considering that it can turn you crystal [1] when it ends up someone that isn't her sister's (or baby's) bloodstream. This is a variant in that, while toxic, it has to get into a person for the effect to work. At the same, it also does this flowers, as demonstrated in one Madgie story.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Some of her characters, Toki in particular (Amo describes her as someone who "does what she wants, consequence be damned")
  • Bowdlerise: She changed up some of her stories in this series when she posted them on Archive of Our Own and posted said bolderdised versions FF.net when she got the chance.
  • Body to Jewel: Toki's blood seems to do this in terms of what it touches or gets into, as it turns things crystal, the which can be read in Shattered Glass [2], which can be Nightmare Fuel for some, and or Madgie, what did you do? X: Bloody Snow Angel [3], in which case it does that to snow. Bunny theorized this is probably because Toki's blood has extreme amounts of cysteine. note 
  • Break the Cutie: More often than not
  • Breakout Character: Sunnie the pikachu, The Baby of the Bunch of her pikachu group, has her own blog [5].
  • Broken Bird: If her poems are a clue, as a lot of them tend to be melancholic or bitter. Likewise, it explains why she writes some characters the way that she does.
  • Children Are Innocent: Sometimes. This is played to a hilt with Toki in the story, Landmines are Not Toys!, as she didn't know landmines could dangerous, in which case, her innocence may border on Too Dumb to Live.
    • Played with in Lost, Found with Ryuuko and Nui, who have very little understanding as to why they were being experimented on and can only speculate, along with knowing the consequences. Of course, they do have some understanding of how wrong their treatment was, likewise, however, they had some cognizance of how little they could deal with it.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The authoress seems to be, on some level or another.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Broken Gate on taskey.me has the dialogue of the characters highlighted in different colors
    • Toki is purple and Doki is in pink (in conjunction with wearing glasses)
  • Color Motifs: She employs these in her artwork, as seen in the pic, titled "Commentary", where the lady (with an exposed breast) is wearing a red nightgown (or dress), the color being to grab attention.
  • Companion Cube: According to her, on the Kill la Kill AU blog, her laptop is this. Likewise, so are her stuffed animals
  • Conjoined Twins: Yoki, as seen in a pic, and their bodies are not completely separated but neither are they completely fused, as they have two arms, four breasts, and four legs, along with two heads. They are treated as though they are one entity (the fact that they share a name), even though technically, they aren't.
  • Could Have Avoided This Plot: As noted in Broken Gate, Nezumi would have lifted her curse, had Ryuuji, her older brother, accepted his chance for forgiveness or had not have opted to abuse her in the first place (a reason as to why she put a curse on him), thus the below-mentioned Downer Ending wouldn't have occurred.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Brownie is usually drawn with them and, her most recent bit of work, has Ori, who has them but they are rather small.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Ori, who, as her description put it,"came out more cute than creepy".
  • Crapsack World: The setting in her stories, usually.
  • Creator Provincialism: As said below, usually, when she writes, her works take place in America, unless stated otherwise.
    Amoridere: I've never gone to another country, so, besides research, I know little about another country or their customs, thus its easier to set a story in America, unless, relevant to the story's plot, in which case the story might take place elsewhere."
  • Creepy Child: Mostly in her poems and artwork.
    Amo: "It would stand to reason that kids are weird."
    • Enfant Terrible: If kids aren't creepy, then they might be these or they might be both.
    "It would also stand to reason that kids are *really* mean."
  • Crossdressing Voices: She voices Soichiro, Gamagoori, Houka, Shiro, and all male characters in Kill la Kill AU.
  • Dark Fic: When she writes fanfictions
    • Death Fic: Right along with the abovementioned.
    • Lighter and Softer: Some of her fics, for example, Kill la Kill AU is this in comparison to the canon Kill la Kill. If they aren't dark, they are this
  • Dark Humor: Apparently, this pic [6] is intended to be this.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Writes these as a backstory, along with as a flashback. A few examples:'
    • Toki's past and if they are to be believed started is this, particularly so when she tried to runaway from them and, as Brownie put it She was once sweet and only wanted to be loved. Lets see? Here they are:
      • She was abused and then neglected causing her to almost die of leukemia, during the events of Flashbacks I, soemthing that caused something in her to drive her insane in the next incident (see below)
      • She returned to the place where she was once abused so she can get hold of the inheritance money but went insane during the events of Insanity and Resentment and has had issues eve since.
    • Frailine (the one Toki abused) is also an example as per these statements:
      • She was imprisoned for being criminally insane after the events of Little Girl's Revenge when she almost killed Toki and damaged the border between this world and the next. Kind of a Disproportionate Retribution, compared to what Toki did to her (abused her and then, sometime afterward, she sent to Alaska attached to a bus by a magnet with no means of getting home)
      • Sometime after being imprisoned, she almost kills herself twice and is never seen again, as per stated, in Diary of a Borderline Schizophrenic, driving Toki into more self-hate because of it.
    • Bunny and Madgie's parents died in an accident when Bunny was twenty and Madgie was nine.
    • Doki was separated from her twin sister Toki at when both were going on thirteen and was sedated and frozen.
  • Dead All Along: In Paper Cranes, Ryuuko was writing to a passed on Satsuki
    • Implied to be the case with the poem Waiting and another poem The Corridor
  • Death by Despair: Satsuki's death in Sunshine. On AO3, it's tagged as such
  • Deathbringer the Adorable: Her stuffed animal rabbit, the which she calls "Deathbringer"
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Her artwork based on her upsets are this with splashes of red.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: It would be safe to assume that she's somewhat inclined to this trope.
    • Don't pay rent in Toki's house, she puts a curse on you or she sues you and leaves you homeless. However, this is arguable, seeing as Giselle wasn't nice a person and had probably taken advantage of Toki's mental illnesses (the fact that Toki never did seem to remember why she let her live there in the first place supports this), in which case she probably had it coming, doubly so since she was warned beforehand.
    • Sure, what Toki was mentioned to have done to Frailine wasn't right, however, either way, the latter decided to raise an army of the dead to kill her. However, for getting hit with a rock, Toki did send her attached to a bus by magnet with very little means of getting back.
  • The Dog Bites Back: As seen in Kiryuuin Chronicles and a few of her poems.
    • Also, the subject of Broken Gate, as this trope actually triggered the plot.
    Nezumi: "Even someone weaker can become strong against someone who is stronger..."
  • A Dog Named "Dog": In Broken Gate, we had Nezumi a rat youkai, Ryuuji a dragon, and Tora being a tiger.
    • Bunny is a variant, as her actual name is "Ethelinda Berniece", leaving "Bunny" a nickname
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: This is a subject when Death is personified. One example is in a poem titled Sometimes, I Wait for Someone and another would be a piece of art titled "Holding Death's Hand", though, in the latter one, its sort of depressing.
  • Downer Ending: Some of her stories have this, she being cynical, this being especially the case with Broken Gate, as, shortly after resealing the gate, Nezumi dies, however, not without feeling her emotions in over 200-years, and her death is the last time her siblings, Tora and Miyako, see her again.
  • The Dragon: Brownie is this to Toki in any of any sort of stories where the latter of the two is playing an antagonistic role and she does almost whatever Toki tells her without question. One could basically define the two as master and dog, literally, as Brownie is an anthro dog and acts as dogs do.
  • Dream Weaver: Her poem series Lucid Dreams is a bit of a darker take on this and a Your Mind Makes It Real, as the titular lucid dreamer kills anyone she brings into her dreams (its not mentioned why she does, however) and is also capable of reincarnating.
  • Drives Like Crazy: According to Brownie's Profile, she is known for driving while under the influence of caffeine, which is the equivalent of either driving drunk and/or under the influence of PCP, thus, she usually gets her licence taken away. Apparently, she also has a habit of running her friend Toki over and tends to drive on the curve, as well as crash into buildings. Amoridere states that, somehow, she drives on top of buildings and was once observed driving on electrical and telephone wires.
    • In that vein, according to Amoridere, Toki is this to a degree in that she sometimes tosses traffic/driving laws to the side and does what she wants, which often involves doing U-turns, doughnuts, and driving in reverse, all mostly occurring on a freeway and/or in heavy traffic, along with driving on top of other cars, doubly so when she wants to go somewhere fast. She also drives while doing something else, like changing diapers, for example. Unlike the aforementioned Brownie, she doesn't seem to get any sort of punishment for that.
  • Driven to Suicide: A mentally ill Toki (outside of the Madgie series), Rei in Cellar Secrets and Frozen, and many others.
  • Dying as Yourself: Shiro, in As the Wind Blows, dying shortly after he starts to remember.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Her casts of characters have a few issues somehow or another
  • Eastern Zodiac: Her story Broken Gate has are a rat youkai, a tiger youkai, a dragon youkai, and a horse youkai, the which serve as an allusion to this.
    • Her poem Visceral Needs and Beishang alluded to this, particularly the former with the zodiac standing in for her and her relatives (it seems).
  • Emotionless Girl: Nezumi really seemed to have mastered suppressing her emotions in light of her situation, as examined in chapter 4, when it's noted that she lament doesn't feel painful (like it would for some), instead, it feels cold. It's to such an extent that she wished she could cry or, at least, shed tears, something to express her anguish in some way. Likewise, she hadn't felt cold in a long time, either, and is very detached from her own thoughts towards it. Naturally, her feeling lament for the first time made her realize how her pragmatism had its drawbacks in that she had shut her mind off to anything irrelevant to guarding the gate, her thoughts and feelings included, in which case she stopped feeling them.
    • To some extent, six chapters afterwards, this becomes a bit more extreme, as when she starts to feel the aforementioned, she decides to, as the story put it, "destroy" that feeling and doesn't feel it again for the remainder of the chapter (a move called disaffection). The reason as to why she does this was because she couldn't cry, thus, she refuses to allow herself to feel them once they come, as, if she cannot express them well, then there isn't a purpose in feeling them, almost invoking this trope more directly. In short, she would much rather be emotionless and not to feel emotions vs not being able to express them. When she finally does feel her emotions, it's when she's dying and its also when she cries.
    • This is also the subject of at least one poem, titled, I Can't Feel Anymore
  • Environmental Symbolism: The titular rain and the weather in general seem to reflect Satsuki's overall mood and depression in the aftermath of her sister's death in the fanfic Raindrops. Naturally, the raindrops are also compared to falling tears at the end, at the same time, she notes how it never seems to be sunny. In the sequel, Sunshine, the sunny weather serves a juxtaposition between weather that seems cheerful and somber days, as Satsuki announces she is terminally ill and later on dies both on sunny days.
  • Epistolary Novel: Kaguya's diary of the Gensokyo Diaries tie-in and her fic Paper Cranes, both doubling as diaries
    • Some parts of As the Wind Blows double as this as, from Shiro's end, he's writing letters to a passed-on Satsuki.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While she's not exactly evil, nevertheless playing antagonistic roles in her appearances, Amo states Toki, despite running the Yakuza, The Mafia, The Mafiya, and numerous other organizations, being mentally ill, running Blue And Orange Morality, along with being a Troubled Abuser, and Manipulative Bitch has some standards, as she seems to prefer intimidation over killing, doesn't allow the Yakuza to recruit prostitutes (breaking that rule is a colossal no-no apparently), and, despite being a Rich Bitch, she really cannot stand Giselle (then again no one can).
  • Extra Eyes: Ori and Yon, with one having six and the other four. This is justified as the former is a spider, which do have more than two eyes (usually they have eight), while the latter is a youkai, said extra pair cluing one in to her inhuman nature.
  • Family of Choice: Apparently, according to a few stories, Toki regards her friends as this.
    • Friends Are Chosen, Family Aren't: Toki and Doki would be something of a downplayed case, considering that they don't mind each other too much, however, there are some things that Doki doesn't like but, nevertheless, she accepts little she can do about it. Likewise, the same would occur for Madgie and Bunny, however, in their case, they can't stand each other.
  • Family Theme Naming: With her real name "Ethelinda", Bunny's parents are named Errikson and Esmeynelda.
  • Fat Girl: Madgie, after becoming a glutton, and is actually so fat, that she shattered a bed, broken a chair, along with crumpling one made of steel, and had to wear maternity clothes. Eventually, according to the description for "Madgie in Red Shoes" (or is it "Red Shoes"), Toki's had to tailor her a new dress (one without a pattern).
    • Bunny seemed to have put on some weight, however, she is more of a Big Beautiful Woman than a fat girl, as said weight gain has rounded her out rather nicely.
  • The Fatalist: Several of her characters, along with fatalism being a present theme.
  • Feral Child: Ryuuko in Lost, Found, albeit somewhat, regardless, she is described as one, considering that she was averse to being held (tolerating a hug when wrapped in a blanket), the fact that she doesn't talk and mostly grunted or squealed (earlier, she was mentioned as to be speaking, but Amo changed it), and that she killed a mountain lion with her teeth.
  • Foreshadowing: Nui's dream predictions in Lost, Found.
  • Forgiveness: Somewhat a theme in Broken Gate, considering that Nezumi did offer it to her brother Ryuuji despite having been abused.
  • The Four Loves:
    • Agape /Storge: As shown in multiple stories, Doki still loves and cares for her sister, Toki, regardless if mentally ill and or involved in illegal doings.
    • Eros: Toki's romantic but platonic love to her ex-boyfriend.
    • Philia: Toki and her friends.
  • Hair Decorations: According to this pic [7], she wears floral hairclips in her hair. Likewise, she portrays her characters with such.
  • Floral Motifs: In her stories, usually. Characterization-wise, i.e, for example, Toki is generally associated with roses, referencing a tragic rose, said flowers being typically associated with beauty and tragedy or, otherwise, it alludes to her being beautiful, yet harmful (most species of rose have thorns).
    • Broken Gate's Nezumi is associated with lycoris flowers, which lends more to her rather bleak situation considering that she dies in the end, the foreshadowing of said situation by the mentions that she had them growing around her home, her minion bringing her siblings a lycoris flower and their resulting grief, and, not too long before her demise, she gathers up a large group of them and replants them around the titular gate.
  • Friend to All Children: Toki is a played with case. Frailine was one she cared not for, while she's shown to be pretty loving and caring to orphans, the which she takes in. Her sister, Doki, is a more straighter example.
  • Furries Are Easier to Draw: She mostly does anthro artwork.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She does and stuffed animals are usually shown as her photo subjects.
  • Girlish Pigtails: A good chunk of when she draws girls, they tend to have these.
  • Gray and Grey Morality: How she might write her stories, where the characters' actions are not entirely justified but not entirely condemned, sometimes instances of Both Sides Have a Point
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Sometimes in her writing, particularly with her fanfics
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Played with. In an earlier works, Options and Considering and Toki's Baby , it's discussed and one of the characters talks about it negatively, whereas the others did bring up that, with principles against the procedure, one doesn't have too many options, making the opinion, in those senses neutral.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Brownie's red panties with hearts in a pic titled "Tramp Stamp"
  • Hikikomori: What she is and has written a few poems on the subject. However, according to her photos, she does venture out at times.
    • Satsuki (it's rather obvious) in The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's very shy, painfully so, and, as chapter five seems to point to, she is afraid of being and going outside. In conjunctions with her being shy and having a fear of being outside, she seems to have some kind of disorder.
  • Hospital Hottie: Doki, apparently, according to Amo, some of her patients injure themselves just so they could see them, which is something that she isn't too cognizant of.
  • Ill Girl: Most of her works involve this, either literally or metaphorically.
    • If her posts and descriptions are a clue, the authoress can get sick a lot.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: While the authoress herself isn't, cannibalism was a subject of two of her poems, I'm Hungry and Sleeping Forever
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Toki's is something of an odd case. Her elaborate hairstyles can be rather probable in the sense her extremely long hair can make it so, however, one would have to wonder as to how she can maintain them or, for that matter, take her street-length hair and compress it to a bun or few.
  • Infant Immortality: She plays with this.
  • Irrational Hatred: Toki's hatred of Frailine (then called "Jaynine"), as, while she was a brat, the latter was only a baby when Toki was suffering abuse and neglect. Similarly, we get Madgie and Bunny's hatred and their feelings towards one another are mutual (in later stories).
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Her characters usually see the world like this, though it usually doesn't come without reason.
  • Japanese Christian: Doki, as per this image where she can be mistaken as a nun (but isn't, that's just what she's wearing.) and it been noted that she does pray to God there is a crisis as in this story. Likewise, she's heard reciting Bible verses in the 56th and 57th Madgie, what did you do? stories, double the case in the former, as she's performing what she thinks are funeral rites, Psalm 21 being a common verse being said at funerals.
  • Jerkass: Her characters can be assholes, suffice enough way of putting it.
  • Karmic Death: Ryuuji's in Broken Gate. With him being something of a Jerkass and being Too Dumb to Live, he had that a long time coming.
  • Karma Houdini: Some stories tend to have Toki getting away with a lot of things that would normally put someone in jail.
  • Little Miss Badass /Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Chapter 5 of Lost, Found, has Ryuuko being one considering that she took down a mountain lion with teeth despite being severely injured. Chapter 17 is a bit more egregious as she goes up against a bear and wins, to the astonishment of Mako and her family.
  • Mad Oracle: Toki is something a of a downplayed case, considering that she takes medication to keep her coherent, regardless, she does have clairvoyant abilities.
  • Medical Horror: Two of her stories, Shattered Glass and Blood Rabies, the latter of which is narrated by Doki (who's a nurse).
  • Meganekko: Doki, granted on the fact it has been established that she is nearsighted and needs them to see so almost all of her pictures have her wearing them. Also, according to some, it adds to her cuteness. As is her daughter, Vielle, and, Bunny's cousin, Seraphina, both are just as Moe as Doki is.
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: In chapter eight of Broken Gate, this is inverted, as the mirror doesn't really show Nezumi's true self, actually, as Nezumi's reflection is the opposite of what she is, right down to being more emotive. The reason for this because said reflection is a manifestation of her madness, the which she talks to.
  • Moral Dilemma: Jinx in Resentment and Insanity when he contemplates whether or not it would have been better for him to let Toki's suicide attempt succeed. He saves her, anyway.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Toki, in thinking of her treatment towards Frailine, especially since the latter is currently staying in a residential facility, leaving the former no room to really atone.
  • Nice Girl: More often than not, in her stories, we have Doki, who can be the sweetest person one could meet, unless, you get her angry that is. Likewise, she's pretty forgiving towards anyone who does her harm.
  • Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book: Some of her artwork teeters on this, particularly if she draws/paints out of upset or is going through a "phase". However,she might call this trope downplayed.
  • Nipple and Dimed: She played with this, as censorship is in accordance dA's site rules
    • Averted in a piece of art she did, titled "Commentary", where the woman pictured has a bare breast lopped out of her dress and said breast has an uncensored nipple. According to the description, the reason as to why this trope is averted is because its her commentary towards the subject of censoring female body parts (more specifically breasts and nipples), regardless, however, because of dA's rules, it has a mature filter on it (it can be seen on her art and photo tumblr, though).
    • Otherwise, this can be play straight, as a nude Toki's "naughty parts" (down there parts and her nipples) are censored with either her long hair or something. The was recently averted with a picture of Toki titled "Bra" where Toki's nipple is exposed, considering she is topless from the bottom up (she's wearing panties).
  • Noodle Incident: According to Brownie's profile, one of the reasons to why she hates Madgie is surmised as "between her, Madgie, Toki, and the stairs".
    • The pic titled "Told you not to do that" [8] has a rather dark one, the which aftermath isn't pretty to look at. What lead to said aftermath isn't clear, although if you look closely, the girl has stitches in her neck.
    • How Toki let Giselle move into her home. According to a few stories, she cannot remember why she let Giselle live there, just that she wished she didn't let her live there.
    • "Batteries" is an odd case. The incident referring to the titular batteries isn't referred to in specifics in the story, however, we do know Satsuki and Ryuuko had a fight over them. According to the summary, what led to said fight was Satsuki hiding the batteries.
  • No One Should Survive That: Toki, for a number of accounts, however, the most noticeable, as mentioned above, has survived being submerged in "radioactive crap" , thus, as a result, she should have died of radiation sickness roughly hours, if not two days later, and, when she recovered from leukemia, the which was at its terminal stages. Likewise,there's also the fact that she lost practically her entire right leg to a landmine.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: In the fic, Lost,Found, we have this in chapters 9 and 10, laced with Fridge Horror, as some time ago, there was the first test subject and, according to Nui, as a result of whatever experiments there were, the girl, "Child 00-000-000-0001", was left as something "not human", saying "animal" could be the closest thing they could call her, which begs the question as to what the experimentation did to her and what it could have done to Ryuuko and Nui. What doesn't help that is that a good many of the children experimented on had died.
  • Not What It Looks Like: In chapter 11 of this story [9], in a dispute over payment when it came to buying liquor, Neesha had her husband, Soem, threaten Toki into giving it to them for free, which led to him grabbing her and her pulling away, tearing her dress in the process. Of course, when she calls the police and they come, they seem him standing over her, while her dress is torn, and, well, it doesn't take any guesses as to what happens next.
    Spin: "Did he try to take advantage of you?"
    Toki: "No, but the police saw otherwise."
  • Ohio: Where she lives, according to her photos and what she says.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Generally used to mark a change in the story. I.e, In chapter 24 of Concerning a Drifter, Satsuki doesn't typically call Ryuuko by her name, however, as she bids her goodnight, she does, her sister's name being italicized.
  • Odd Name Out: Meadow Rue's name to Delphinia and Patrinia's rhyming names.
  • Older Than They Look: If anything in Doki's Chronicles is to go by then Toki and Doki are really somewhere in their eighties or nineties, as back in the time when these two were born cerebral palsy and selective-mutism were not explainable and were beyond their birth-parents comprehension, except for by a horrible disease (Doki's case) and being a 'good child', as seen and not heard (Toki's case). To further point this out, they should not be able to have babies but did. However, there is a reason as to why the are older than they look and that is because they were frozen when they were 12 and a half years old, drastically slowing down their aging process and causing them to age as if nothing changed.
    • If asked, Amo'll relay a story of how she was mistaken for a child (probably in the range of 12-15-years) and had people assume, until she corrected them because she looks younger than what some'll assume.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Many of her characters, here's a few:
    • Bunny's real name, according to a few stories, is "Ethelinda Berniece"
    • Jinx and Spin, to which she states their real names are "Jinxers" and "Spinner" respectively.
    • Toki-Doki Rose is mostly called "Rose", even by her mother. However, that could be because the "Toki-Doki" part isn't really apart of her name any more than it probably is a title or an "optional extension", which is something that, apparently, doesn't have to be apart of her name.
    • She herself, considering that she's revealed her actual name to a few, otherwise, she's just "Amoridere" or "Amo"
  • Only Sane Man: In many stories, Doki usually plays this role when antics get out of hand.
  • Onmyodo: She's explored this with Broken Gate, as, apparently, given the setting, Nezumi is an omnyouji, the which is implied in the fact that she's sealed away something powerful behind a gate and has to reinforce those seals, along with placing a curse on her older brother.
  • Poem Fic: Some of her fanfics are written as poems, an example of which would be She Still Cried, which is a poem about then infants Satsuki and Ryuuko
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Doki is much different than her twin sister Toki. Both dress somewhat alike but wear different colors: black or purple for Toki, reflecting her enigmatic, yet domineering but secretly kindhearted personality, and pink and white for Doki, reflecting her kind, gentle, and angelic personality. It isn't just that, according to Amoridere, Doki is more morally grounded than Toki is (as in, she wouldn't stoop to schemes or anything illegal to meet her demands, whereas the latter probably and more often than not would), along with being more levelheaded, and, Toki, well, she is described as being one who does what she wants, whenever she so wants to do it, consequences be damned. It was also noted that, when the two were children, Doki was always the shy one, while Toki was more assertive.
    • Brownie is very much different than her sister, Brittani, in that Brittani is described as being prim and proper, while Brownie is described as tomboyish. Apparently, them looking different than one another is supposed to reflect that (to go further, Brownie is a blonde with blue eyes, while Brittani is brunette with magenta/pink eyes).
  • Promotion to Parent: Bunny has been this to Sweetheart and Speckles, Eglantine, and, of course, Madgie. Needless to say, understandably so, she was rather unwilling to take on these responsibilities but, with her younger cousins, she seems not to mind or mind as much.
    • According to Doki's Chronicles, Toki, the older twin, took something of a caregiving role to Doki when their parents died.
  • Purple Prose: Downplayed to a degree, however, while she doesn't often use flowery language (or use much of it), she is descriptive, especially when said story is told through a 1st-person narration (usually with how someone looks).
  • Rage Against the Reflection: Nezumi, in Broken Gate, somewhat, as she doesn't feel emotions as she shatters the mirror, however, as the narration cites, if she had felt any emotions, her actions could be described to be done out of "an annoyed rage".
    • Toki in the poem Fragmented Rose, the which she does out of self-hate
  • "Rashomon"-Style: Her Based on a Dream fic Second Story Window with Satsuki and Ragyo's perspective as how the two girls exited second story window and the events leading up to it. Satsuki's point of view claimed Ragyo was psychotic and would be prone to lashing out violently and the fact that her little sister jumped, whereas Ragyo's POV states that Satsuki was psychotic, although not violent and, actually, dropped her little sister out of the window before jumping herself. The traits that remains true to both point of views is that secretary committed suicide, the house they moved in, a missing little sister, the children being left in the care of a new family, and someone being mentally ill. Whether or not one of the point of views is correct is left up in the air for the reader to decide.
  • Reality Ensues: How she'd write some of her stories, especially her fanfics.
  • Rebellious Princess: Kamilah in The Story of a Disfigured Princess as something a downplayed version of this, as, initially, she was obedient to her loving but very overprotective and, subtly, overbearing family, regardless of their restrictions. However, because of her family's wants and expectations and the fact their relationship with her seemed to be one-sided, she decides, after an argument, to mutilate her face, grab as much of stuff and wealth as she can, change her name to "Barabel", and flee to another village. Her mourning family sends people to look for her but, because of her scars, they don't recognize her, leaving her to live quietly but happy with the villagers, said villagers loving her as much she does they.
  • Red Light District: "Batteries" mentions prostitution, as Ryuuko did strip and sleep around for money and, later, Satsuki was mentioned as to have worked in a red light district, however, we don't know specifically what she did (we do know she didn't sleep around or strip). Presumably, Ryuuko is living in an area akin to a red light district, as she's mentioned to be staying in a "shitass part of Tokyo".
  • Ripped from the Headlines: "The news can be interesting source of inspiration."
    • Ironically, she hates watching the news.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: She is prone to misspelling things when she writes, however, this mostly comes from the fact her word program doesn't have a spellcheck, regardless, she is quick to correct whatever errors she made once she notices or if pointed out.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: While her hair is red, instead of the usual pink and nor is she romantic, Doki is noted to be a sweetheart, at least, mostly in comparison to her twin sister, Toki.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Usually in her poems and artwork.
  • Sadist: Toki, in the sense, she would find amusement in causing someone else harm because she knows she can.
  • Seashell Bra: Clamshelle is the only one so far wearing a seashell bra, the other ones usually wear flowers or something akin to a bathing suit top, like Sing or Oyster.
  • Secretly Dying: The subject of Raindrops and Sunshine, however, in the case of the former, we can't really tell if Ryuuko knew she was dying or, rather, if she was in denial, regardless living out the remainder of her life with Satsuki.
    • Also the same with the fic Paper Cranes but played with, Satsuki is sick but Ryuuko is quite aware that she's hiding something and doesn't know what, regardless, knows that Satsuki seemed to be in denial about dying. In the end, we (and Ryuuko) find out why Satsuki kept the extent and diagnosis of her illness a secret, the reason being because she was dying of heart failure and the doctors offered to place her on a list to receive a heart transplant, even if there were no donors available, to which she declined, knowing she'd die before a donor is found and not wanting Ryuuko to kill herself, so the latter's heart could be used in a transplant.
  • Security Blanket:
    • Her stuffed animals
    • A concept darkly (but humorously explored) with a pic titled "Security Blanket", where a little girl is holding a severed leg.
  • Self-Harm: A subject of at least a few of poems and has occurred in her stories.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: She writes on the more cynical end.
  • Snow Means Death: A good chunk of her stories take place in the winter and are usually bleak
  • Shout-Out: Usually, to South Park, Family Guy, American Dad!, various movies, anime, and other fanfics.
    • According to the description of "Big Beautiful Bunny Dance", it was inspired by Marilyne's dance
    • Broken Gate character Mirai's line "For once, in centuries, I shall rest." is a subtle shoutout to Sleeping Beauty
    • She wrote a poem about Yayoi Kusama titled Dots.
  • Shown Their Work: She does like to research and would like to portray things as accurately as she can.
  • Sliding Scale of Gender Inequality: Her stories tend to have mostly females in them, the reason being, according to her, "It's easier to write from." At times, she does have males but females tend to outnumber them. Regardless, she tends to portray them as being rather equal.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: She writes more on the cynical end.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: While they did exist, social services didn't do anything for Toki throughout the time she was abused in Flashbacks I, until she was taken to the hospital for leukemia and even then Kaeda got off free for her crimes, as she was only charged in neglect. To make it worse, shortly after, she was sent back to live with her, despite almost dying or her injuries prior.
    • Department of Child Disservices: While social services may as well had been nonexistent for Toki, they were not for Jaynine and Sunflower, as they let her become their foster guardian, nevermind the fact that she has mental illness, a criminal record, and a long history of violence.
  • Song Fic: Asuka and Frozen, however, the former is different than most in the sense that the lyrics come after the story, while in the former (said fic also being a poem fic) has the lyrics interlinking as the song plays in the background.
  • Species Surname: Bunny's last name of "Rabbitwright"
  • Sunny Sunflower Disposition: Apparently, her pikachu Sunflower has this disposition, if her blog entries are a clue, as alluded to in her name.
  • Switching P.O.V.: Depending on the story
  • Taking You with Me: In Broken Gate, Nezumi and Ryuuji's demises. However, something a variant, as Nezumi dies shortly after the latter does.
  • Tangled Family Tree: It's hard to explain Bunny and Madgie's family tree but it is clear it is this trope, seeing that the two have so many relatives, it is hard to tell who is related to which, as well as the fact that they are so numerous they are scattered throughout the world, coupled with the fact that some of them are all younger than Madgie. The fact that they are anthro rabbits also has something to do with it.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Apparently, she's taken up Afghan crochet, considering she did make clothes for her stuffed animal cat, Jumbles [10].
    • Toki and Doki have similar hobbies, usually involving knitting and sewing.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Toki and Doki and Brownie and Brittani. The former is a play on Japanese word for "sometimes" (tokidoki) and in the case of the latter, well, we don't really know where that came from, though that could be used to to denote their personalities as well as physical differences (Brownie is a blonde and Brittani is a brunette).
    • Similarly, while they are not twins and are instead triplets, Patrinia, Delphinia, and Meadow Rue follow a theme of being named after flowers.
  • Too Dumb to Live: For plotline reasons, the characters' stupidity can land them (and, at times, others) in some unpleasant situations.
    • As we learn in one story, antagonizing Toki or failing to pay rent (when you live in her house, no less) will not end well for you, as Giselle didn't pay mind to consideration. To elaborate, she was cursed for not heeding the advice.
    • Despite warnings not to, Toki buys a possessed doll and it's quite obvious as to what happens next. To her credit, however, her sense of danger was suppressed by the medication she was on (Toki, sans medication, would probably be paranoid).
    • In the case of Broken Gate, Ryuuji, a total bastard, as per flashback, decided to antagonist his sister, Nezumi further, despite her offering forgiveness, nevermind the fact that she placed a curse on him for treating her so poorly, which wasn't a very good idea to start with, as she is an omnyouji and a powerful one at that, along with the fact that he's the reason that she had opened the gate in a fit of retaliation. Later in the story, he decides to antagonize her again and, unsurprisingly, while she's dying, she breaks the seal, opening the gate, and whatever was sealed behind had swallowed him, ending his life once and for all.
  • The Topic of Cancer: She's discussed cancer in her stories and has played around with it
    • Toki being ill with leukemia. This is more straighter and somewhat verging on Littlest Cancer Patient, as she, during her time in the hospital, would like to enjoy what little she had left
    • Ryuuko having Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Through Thick and Thin and, its prequel, Odds and Probabilities. Her case is a little downplayed, as Ryuuko takes the news rather well and has a rather realistic outlook on the subject, all while, looking to spend time with her sister.
    • Satsuki in Sunshine has Leukemia and she's rather matter of fact towards the diagnosis, along with already feeling like she has little to lose.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: In Toki, Jinx, and Spin in the Bronx, a lesson Toki had taken from her new friends, Barcelona (known as "Pup") and Holly is that bad behavior and criminal acts are tolerated and okay, considering that she somehow destroyed the front of a store with a brick and the latter two encouraging it.
    • Toki can be the same way with her friends, as Brownie will do almost anything the former tells her to and or that she goes along with whatever Toki's schemes are.
  • Troubled Abuser: Toki starts out like this and abuses her friends and then Frailine (real name: Jaynine). Her reasons for any of this: She's mentally ill and cannot always discern right from wrong, and another is that she was abused and almost died of leukemia as a result of her caregiver's neglect (something she can't let go and that drove her insane, thus making her ticking time bomb all through high school, in which she was borderline insane) and now wanted to be the one in control and the one to hurt. Her reasons for abusing Frailine is because its more like revenge and a slap to the face to her deceased adopted (technically foster) mother for abusing her after Frailine was born. Sad thing about that, she wasn't always like this and was once very sweet, making her sort of a Jerkass Woobie and her past a Break the Cutie.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Toki, when we were introduced to her backstory, however, the effects of abuse, negative reinforcement (i.e bad behavior was encouraged), and, later on, mental illness turned her into what she is now.
  • Vague Age: Due to her art style, as well as writing, its hard to gauge a character's age
    • Toki and her twin sister Doki are older than they appear but how old they are is never stated, though, going by Doki's Chronicles, they should be about either in their late eighties to early nineties, as the setting of one of the stories was in the nineteen twenties to thirties and their clothing from that point in time seems to suggest about that.
    • There is also Eglantine and presumably she is a toddler, as she is still in diapers and young enough to attend nursery school, though, if the passage of time is to go by, she should be four if not five and what is known is that she still a young child. Justified, in this case as no one has no clue as to how old Eglantine is because they don't know her birthday, thus they wouldn't know the year in which she was born in.
    • Brownie is stated to be "likely to be in early to mid twenties" though she was about twelve or thirteen when she met Toki, making that a tad more appropriate.
    • Magnolia is stated to be about 2-4
    • The authoress hasn't revealed exactly how old she is, although, we do know, through some cue or another, she's older than eighteen.
  • Virtual Soundtrack: Kind of a recent user to this trope. If read on AO3, there may be a link to the particular song playing in the background, otherwise,on Fanfiction Dot Net, its just mentioned. Apparently, she also does something of a meta-version of this, as, to pick a song for the scene, she listens to it.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Apparently, according to one story, Doki will not lie, even if she was "staring into the face of death". However, in parenthesis, this would depend on the circumstance in which she would have to.
    Narration:Everyone knew Doki would never tell a lie, even if she was staring into the face of death (though, it would depend on the circumstances in which she would have to lie), and surely no one, not even, she herself, can convince her to lie.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The workers at the "orphanage" mentioned in Lost, Found
    • Toki plays with this, as she seems more inclined to abuse a child, as she stops at little to harm Jaynine, yet, she is equally caring to other children in her care.
  • What If?: How she came up with the ideas for Kiryuuin Chronicles and Kill la Kill AU
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Generally, the locations of her stories are rather vague but, most of the time, she does portray them in an American setting (her home country), unless stated otherwise (i.e her fanfic Concerning a Drifter takes place in Japan). Likewise, while they take place in America, we don't know exactly where, unless also stated (i.e Jinx, Spin, and Toki, according to a few stories, stayed in the Bronx, New York).
  • Wrench Wench: Brownie, mostly, and usually being mentioned to be tinkering with something mechanical. Her profile to mentions her having a fondness for making guns
  • Writers Cannot Do Math: As she's stated, she's not very good at math and calculations in regards to someone's age in story, at times, are incorrect.
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