Penname: Lyssa [Contact] Real name: Lyssa
Member Since: 03/16/2013
Membership status: Member
Bio:
I must have been about eight or nine when my love of Japanese anime started. I lived in a small town, no more than a thousand people. The road in consisted of fifty kilometres of gravel in the dry season and the same of mud in the wet. Did I mention only one TV station? At about six at night, every night of the week, it though itself very innovative and showed a si-fi show. After all it was the eighties.

Dr Who became a staple, but I remember Battle of the Planets first capturing my imagination. We wore aprons as our capes, paper bands on our wrists and ran around our outdoor play equipment for ever after dubbed The Phoenix transmuting to our hearts content. They were carefree days of childhood. Then along came Starblazers. You couldn’t miss an episode in case something occurred and you, quite literally, lost the plot. My father, as much a child as the rest of us, sat transfixed.

At some point, my mother, sick of the monotony invested in an old beta recorder (well ahead of the rest of the population or we would have gotten a VHS). My Grandmother taped Voltes V. I think I wore the tape out but my love of all things space and futuristic had started.

Now I have both Starblazers and Battle of the Planets on DVD and watch it with my own children. They love it as much as I did. Even my father still sits with us to remember the good old days. We even managed to download a copy of Voltes V. How time repeats itself.

I know there are newer and most probably better quality anime’s available but you can’t beat those old favourites. I watch them now through the eyes of a child, my child and secretly cringe. Then I laugh as I remember something that once again takes me back to my happy, carefree childhood and imagine once again, what if……

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Who am I?

My real name is Melissa, but I like to be known as Lyssa. I am 40 years of age (in 2011). I have had several career changes over the years. I trained as a research Immunologist, only to find no funding for medical advancement. So I applied for a position at a bank and became a manager in short order. Although the position taught me about customer service, I wasn’t unhappy to be retrenched in 1998. Lost, I traveled the world for four years in the guise of finding myself before returning home to Australia. I went back to university and trained as a nurse. I now work at one of the major hospitals and love my new career. I’m not married, although I had a close call once, believe me once was enough. Unless I one day enter a fantasy world…

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Where do I live?

I live in the Southern suburbs of Perth. Being the capital of Western Australia, it is situated on the Swan River and an ideal place to live. We have more sunlight and great beaches here than any place in the world I have seen. Added to the quiet, relaxed lifestyle, its no wonder I finally realized this is my home and the only place I want to live. There is population of about 1 million people in the greater city which gives the best of both worlds. Although I will travel again, (currently plans are for New Zealand and China) I will always return here. After all it is my home.

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Stories by Lyssa
Summary: Sequel to Manipulation. The rest of the team know what’s going on between Princess and Jesse. The questions is, does Mark?
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Flux Field
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Jason, Keyop, Mark, Tiny Harper
Genre: Angst
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Other
Universe: Cross-Over
Word count: 1667 - Read Count: 1013 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 11/21/2013 - Published: 11/21/2013
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Summary: Shot down while on a recognisance mission, Princess discovers her every move might prove her last. The intelligence reports couldn’t be further from the truth, the society she’s forced to live in nothing like she’s ever experienced and to top it all off, the life of her Commander is in her hands.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: None
Chapters: 8 - Table of Contents
Characters: Mark, Princess
Genre: Angst, Character Study, Drama
Story Warnings: Mild Sexual References, Mild Violence
Timeframe: Sequel
Universe: Canon
Word count: 14780 - Read Count: 4127 - Completed: No
Updated: 08/23/2014 - Published: 12/12/2013
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In response to the World Tour challenge, Princess finds herself in an altered reality.  Everything is mixed up, topsy-turvy and completely strange.  How did she get here, worse still, how will she get home?  Will she even want too as each chapter reveals how her life might have turned out?


Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: None
Chapters: 9 - Table of Contents
Characters: Chief Anderson, Jason, Keyop, Mark, Princess, Tiny Harper
Genre: Plot-What-Plot, Romance
Story Warnings: Mature Content, Mild Adult Situations, Mild Sexual References
Timeframe: Other
Universe: Alternate Universe
Challenges: World Tour
Word count: 11649 - Read Count: 4521 - Completed: No
Updated: 11/05/2015 - Published: 04/03/2013
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Summary: Called into the Chief's office, Mark discovers more than his secret is about to be revealed.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Love and Other Catastrophies
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Chief Anderson, Mark, Princess
Genre: Angst
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Mostly Canon
Word count: 1901 - Read Count: 875 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 02/06/2014 - Published: 02/06/2014
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- Conculsion by Lyssa - Rated: 13+ - - starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
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Summary: Unrequited Love III - I thought this would be the conclusion of the Unrequited Love series. I've been proved wrong. Initially a fluffy piece, it's turned into something more serious and dark. In this installment, Joe corners Jun to make a move on Ken with unexpected results.
Categories: Gatchaman
Series: Unrequited Love
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Joe Asakura, Jun
Genre: Humor/Comedy
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations, Mild Sexual References
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Canon
Word count: 510 - Read Count: 691 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 08/27/2013 - Published: 08/27/2013
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- Contemplation by Lyssa - Rated: 8+ - - starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
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Summary: Unrequited Love I - Ken sits in the Snak J and considered life and love and loss.  The three are intertwined in his mind.
Categories: Gatchaman
Series: Unrequited Love
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Jun, Ken Washio
Genre: Angst, Character Study
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Canon
Word count: 574 - Read Count: 647 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 08/23/2013 - Published: 08/22/2013
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- Conversations by Lyssa - Rated: 13+ - - starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
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Summary: Unrequited Love II - Joe catches Gatchaman at the end of his contemplation.  Taking the opportunity, he attempts to force an issue close to his heart, only Jun and Ken seem oblivious to his match making plans.
Categories: Gatchaman
Series: Unrequited Love
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Joe Asakura, Jun, Ken Washio
Genre: Humor/Comedy
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations, Mild Sexual References
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Canon
Word count: 871 - Read Count: 698 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 08/25/2013 - Published: 08/25/2013
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- Desolation by Lyssa - Rated: 13+ - - starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
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Summary:

Planet Ordan is situated half way between Spectra and Earth.  The Regent of Ordan choses to help the Earth by giving up her most precious gift - her daughter and successor.  How will his affect the team and Princess specifically?  How will the death of Keyop bring about Zoltar's down fall?  Read on to find out. 


Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: None
Chapters: 9 - Table of Contents
Characters: Chief Anderson, Colonel Cronus, Jason, Keyop, Mark, Princess, Tiny Harper
Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Tragedy
Story Warnings: Death
Timeframe: Other
Universe: Canon
Word count: 12463 - Read Count: 3500 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 10/28/2013 - Published: 07/05/2013
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- Disbelief by Lyssa - Rated: 13+ - - [Reviews - 0]
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Summary: Unrequited Love IV - I thought the Unrequited Love Saga at an end. However a review by Springie and Chris White finally forced me to add another chapter. The Condor on learning Jun’s gay can’t leave well enough alone. This is the last of the "fluffy" vignettes. Things will start to get darker from here on in.
Categories: Gatchaman
Series: Unrequited Love
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Joe Asakura, Jun, Original Character
Genre: Humor/Comedy
Story Warnings: Mature Content, Mild Adult Situations, Mild Sexual References
Timeframe: None
Universe: Tenuously Canon
Word count: 601 - Read Count: 683 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 08/09/2014 - Published: 08/06/2014
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- Flux Fields by Lyssa - Rated: 8+ - - starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
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Summary: While testing the new X-15 ion drive engine, the Thunderbird 2086 team disappear. One hundred years later they encounter the Pluto Early Warning System while limping back to Earth. Chief Anderson mobilises G-force, concerned this might be a new and ingenious way for Spectra to attack Terra.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Flux Field
Chapters: 7 - Table of Contents
Characters: Jason, Keyop, Mark, Other Crossover Character, Princess, Tiny Harper
Genre: Drama
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Other
Universe: Cross-Over
Word count: 10904 - Read Count: 3297 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 11/21/2013 - Published: 10/20/2013
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- Frist Mission by Lyssa - Rated: 8+ - - [Reviews - 2]
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Summary: Spectra is at it again. G-force, together with the Thunderbird team must learn to act as one on this first mission as a single team.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Flux Field
Chapters: 2 - Table of Contents
Characters: Jason, Keyop, Mark, Other Crossover Character, Princess, Tiny Harper
Genre: Drama, Vignette
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Other
Universe: Cross-Over
Word count: 5676 - Read Count: 1202 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 12/07/2013 - Published: 11/30/2013
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- Growing Pains by Lyssa - Rated: 13+ - - [Reviews - 2]
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Summary: Princess needs to talk to Jill about her relationship with Mark but isn't quite sure how to approach the topic. Set in the Coffee Break Universe with a Pre-war sixteen year old Swan.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Coffee Break
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Other Canon Character, Princess
Genre: Angst
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations
Timeframe: Prequel
Universe: Canon
Word count: 1675 - Read Count: 658 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 02/08/2014 - Published: 02/08/2014
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Summary: I couldn't help imagining what would finally get our Swan and Eagle together.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Love and Other Catastrophies
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Mark, Princess
Genre: Plot-What-Plot, Romance
Story Warnings: Adult Situations, Explicit Material, Mature Content, Sexual Situations
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Mostly Canon
Word count: 2673 - Read Count: 144 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 10/12/2013 - Published: 10/11/2013
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- Keeping Secrets by Lyssa - Rated: 13+ - - [Reviews - 1]
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Summary:

Spectra's been too quiet lately. Zark uncovers a new plot and the team are called in to wait the official analysis. Secrets are revealed, affections questioned and the team placed in disarray. Not all of it over Spectra's latest plot to decimate the Human race. Tune in for another exciting episode.


Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: None
Chapters: 4 - Table of Contents
Characters: Chief Anderson, Great Spirit, Jason, Keyop, Mark, Princess, Tiny Harper, Zoltar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Other
Universe: Mostly Canon
Word count: 11080 - Read Count: 2544 - Completed: No
Updated: 04/06/2013 - Published: 03/18/2013
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Summary: Anderson reflects on bring up five teenagers.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Coffee Break
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Chief Anderson, Jason, Keyop, Mark, Princess, Tiny Harper
Genre: Humor/Comedy
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Prequel
Universe: Mostly Canon
Word count: 430 - Read Count: 690 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 07/10/2013 - Published: 07/10/2013
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- Manipulations by Lyssa - Rated: 8+ - - starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
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Summary: A side story in the Flux Fields Universe. Kallan takes Princess aside to discuss love, life and what the young woman is missing out on. The older woman might even stoop to manipulating the situation.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Flux Field
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Princess
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Other
Universe: Cross-Over
Word count: 3129 - Read Count: 737 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 11/12/2013 - Published: 11/12/2013
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- Phantom Lover by Lyssa - Rated: 18+ - - starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
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Summary:

They’re members of G-force, the galaxies most élite fighting squad.  Five young people spending their days defeating Spectra’s deadliest machines sent to destroy Earth.  But in the depths of night, they lay alone and lonely in a cold bed.  Raging hormones unable to be spent – or are they?  In the darkest, most tumultuous parts of the night, enters a Phantom Lover.

Rewritten


Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: None
Chapters: 6 - Table of Contents
Characters: Jason, Mark, Princess, Tiny Harper
Genre: Drama
Story Warnings: Adult Situations, Mature Content, Mild Adult Situations, Sexual Situations
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Mostly Canon
Challenges: It was a dark and stormy night, Fog, Fire
Word count: 3700 - Read Count: 2806 - Completed: No
Updated: 06/28/2013 - Published: 06/28/2013
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- Private Liaison by Lyssa - Rated: 18+ - - starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
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Summary: Set after “Private Messages”, Princess goes to talk to Mark.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Coffee Break
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Mark, Princess
Genre: Romance
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations
Timeframe: Prequel
Universe: Mostly Canon
Word count: 723 - Read Count: 747 - Completed: No
Updated: 07/09/2013 - Published: 07/08/2013
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Summary:

Ever wonder about those very private messages Mark sends Princess sometimes.


Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Coffee Break
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Princess
Genre: Vignette
Story Warnings: None
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Mostly Canon
Word count: 370 - Read Count: 608 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 07/06/2013 - Published: 07/06/2013
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- Retaliation by Lyssa - Rated: 13+ - - [Reviews - 1]
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Summary: Unrequited Love V - Jun reflects on the situation she’s created and how it will affect the team. She’s more afraid of Joe’s reaction than Ken’s feelings.
Categories: Gatchaman
Series: Unrequited Love
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Jun
Genre: Angst
Story Warnings: Mild Sexual References
Timeframe: None
Universe: Mostly Canon
Word count: 616 - Read Count: 634 - Completed: No
Updated: 08/09/2014 - Published: 08/06/2014
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Summary: Princess is having a great time “dating” Thunderbird Captain Jesse Rigel. What could possibly break up the couple? How is Mark involved? The answers lie in a most unusual set of events which might just lead to Our Eagle and Swan finally mating for life.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Flux Field
Chapters: 2 - Table of Contents
Characters: Mark, Other Canon Character, Princess
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations
Timeframe: Other
Universe: Cross-Over
Word count: 3304 - Read Count: 1358 - Completed: No
Updated: 12/09/2013 - Published: 12/08/2013
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- Tangled Web by Lyssa - Rated: 13+ - - [Reviews - 3]
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Summary: Jason's to slow to stop Keyop interrupting a private moment between Mark and Princess.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Love and Other Catastrophies
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Jason, Keyop, Mark, Princess, Tiny Harper
Genre: Vignette
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations, Mild Sexual References
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Canon
Word count: 1647 - Read Count: 739 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 02/01/2014 - Published: 01/31/2014
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Summary: Jason heads over to the airfield shack after a drunken night out with his Commander. Checking on Mark, the Condor gets more than he bargained for.
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Series: Love and Other Catastrophies
Chapters: 1 - Table of Contents
Characters: Jason, Mark, Princess
Genre: Humor/Comedy, Romance
Story Warnings: Mild Adult Situations, Mild Sexual References, Sexual Dialogue, Sexual Situations
Timeframe: Mid-Series
Universe: Mostly Canon
Word count: 1976 - Read Count: 935 - Completed: Yes
Updated: 01/13/2014 - Published: 01/13/2014
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