Author has written 899 stories for Shakespeare, Red vs. Blue, Golden Sun, StarCraft, Halo, Sonic the Hedgehog, Metal Gear, Warcraft, Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Diablo, Mass Effect, Fire Emblem, Terminator, Resident Evil series, Blade Runner, Serenity, Warhammer, Harry Potter, Killzone, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Starship Troopers, Dead Space, Futurama, Command & Conquer, Resident Evil, Gears of War, Captain Planet, Firefly, Star Wars, Aliens/Predator, Resistance: Fall of Man, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Star Fox, Marathon, WALL-E, Grand Theft Auto, Power Rangers, Perfect Dark, Fallout, Advance Wars, Duke Nukem, Wind On Fire, Fable, Conker's Bad Fur Day, BioShock, Doom, Universe at War, Stargate: Universe, Dragon Age, Avatar, Chronicles of Narnia, House Of The Dead/Zombie Revenge, Left 4 Dead, Star Ocean, Stargate: SG-1, Ratchet and Clank, Battlefield, Battlestar Galactica: 2003, Interstellar Marines, Star Trek: 2009, Spyro the Dragon, Matrix, Assassin's Creed, Castlevania, FreeSpace 2, Wing Commander, Brute Force, Red Faction, Section 8, Merlin, Ace Combat, Star Wars, Portal, Army Men, Wess'Har Wars series, Greek Mythology, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Saga of Seven Suns, Game X-overs, Pirates of the Caribbean, StarFront, Battlefield Earth, Batman, Mario, Misc. Games, Stargate, StarTrek: Enterprise, Battle: Los Angeles, Hobbit, Mortal Kombat, Fairy Tales, StarTrek: The Original Series, Alice in Wonderland, Rift, SOL: Exodus, My Little Pony, 2012, Rowan of Rin series, StarTrek: The Next Generation, StarTrek: Other, Terra Nova, Half-Life, Transformers/Beast Wars, Alan Wake, Toy Story, Last of Us, Simpsons, Ultima, Spider-Man, Pokémon, Discworld, Medal of Honor, Prometheus, 2012, A song of Ice and Fire, Hunger Games, James Bond, Legend of Korra, Elysium, Ice Age, Soul Calibur, Elder Scroll series, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Avatar: Last Airbender, Dragon Heart, Spectacular Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, Final Fantasy I-VI, Ninja Turtles, Total Recall, 2012, Fuse, Ecco the Dolphin, Torchlight, Guild Wars, Path of Exile, Deltora Quest, Game of Thrones, Tron, Tomb Raider, Robin Hood, FTL, Dota 2, Dungeons and Dragons, League of Legends, Borderlands, Dragon's Dogma, Oblivion, Brave New World, Ender's Game series, Stargate: Atlantis, Troopers, Ghost Recon series, Castle, and Darksiders.
Latest Update (May 24th, 2013)
-Posted ch. 5 of The Spark of Life
-Posted High and Mighty (Ender's Game poem)
-Posted Blood and Stone (Titan (Respawn Entertainment) poem)
-Posted Alpha to Omega (Brave New World oneshot)
-Posted ch. 1 of Storm (WildStar story)
-Posted A Monument to All Your Sins (Doctor Who/Halo oneshot)
-Posted Long Shadows (Killzone oneshot)
-Posted Shadows in the Moonlight (Warcraft oneshot)
-Posted Armourines (Aliens/Predator oneshot)
-Posted Of Myths and Men (Titan (Blizzard Entertainment) poem)
-Posted Something's Cheesy (StarCraft oneshot)
-Posted Wolfpack (Destiny poem)
Section 1: General Info
Residence: Sydney, Australia
Section 2: Story Info
Due to circumstance, story info is located on my homepage profile. Basically my old profile had become so large that this site couldn't handle edits to it anymore. And since its size was driven by what I hope was informative material rather than quotes or requests to paste bunnies (nothing wrong with them, just didn't catch on), I've since copied and pasted the data, as wikia seems better able to handle it. I wouldn't say reading the profile is essential, but it does contain stuff such as my stance on certain canon, what amounts to OCs, upcoming stories, etc. The links to stuff I've written is of course on this profile, but I guess my main profile is the story behind the stories, if that makes sense. Read it if you're interested. If not, read what I've posted. Or preferably, do both. :) I update the homepage in sync with this one, with notable alterations/additions noted below.
I update weekly, in theory. Obviously this isn't always the case, but I aim to post whatever I've written in the week (plus chapters for multi-chapters) between Friday to Sunday (site time).
Homepage url is
-Writing of Storm complete, removed from writing order, Primordial (Halo story) now has writing focus
Section 3: Background Info
Feel free to skip this section, as a lot of it is supplementary. Still, may save you from asking questions since they're potentially answered here. Generally intend to keep this section relatively succinct, as I had to copy and paste it into a Word document after my profile became too large. Note that this still a work in progress.
My user avatar is standard to me on many other places on the Internet. Concerning story covers, I reserve covers for multi-chaptered stories, as it would be a nightmare to obtain one for the hundreds of entries I've made. General disclaimer in that I haven't created any of these covers myself. All covers fall under free use/creative commons license or have been used with the artist's permission. Such artists are listed below for reference and thanks:
Denial cover: BannanaHamma (source:)
Some users have effectively "sold" themselves, as to user/story hits, of getting published, etc. Nothing wrong with that, and I wish anyone who seeks to have works published the best of luck. Personally though, I'm wary of breaking in-originality is probably my greatest weakness, and it can work on a sub-concious level as well. Still, for what it's worth, I have undertaken a creative writing course with author Terry Dowling no less, posted some original works on fictionpress (named "Hawki" there as well) and have had a few works 'picked up' by others by semi-official sources. Still, don't expect anything greater than that for the forseeable future. Should be noted that there's quite a few pieces I've written which are essentially original fiction, with just bare-bones mentions of a setting to get through the relevancy guidelines. I'd rather keep everything on the same site.
How/when did I start writing? Probably around 8 or 9, but with stories that were a) crap and b) meant to be told vocally. Mostly based around Sonic the Hedgehog, though I did spend quite a bit of time on Resident Evil timeline deviation. Next stage occurred when I was 12 after writing a 15-plus page story for English titled Hall of the Mountain King, loosely based on Grieg's musical work but with more fantasy elements worked in. Quite impressed my teacher and while I unfortunately no longer have the original work, still provided me with a 'drive' of sorts, one that manifested again at 16 when I discovered this site and submitted my first piece 3 months after registering. Been posting here ever since.
Is there another stage, of me being published? Doubt it. Have joined a writing group that stems from the lessons I had with Dowling (the anonymous reviews seen in some fics I've written are often transcribed from feedback), but it's not really going to lead to me being published. Simply doing this for enjoyment really.
In my homepage, you'll often see the phrase "stage 5 of drafting." Basically, I don't post info on a story there until it's reached this stage unless it's a story that doesn't require drafting. Quick guide as to the stages-some alternation between them, but basically progresses in this order:
Stage 1: General-core ideas, key plot points, etc.
Stage 2: Character list
Stage 3: Chapter list-loose outline
Stage 4: Characters (as in development of them-in-depth development generally limited to POV characters)
Stage 5: Chapter outline-longest stage, progress is listed
Minor note is that yes, I consider it legitimate writing to do both, though obviously a degree of originality should feature.
While I can be lax with canon in oneshots, I generally try to stick close to it in multi-chaptered stories. While I'm willing to write AR stories (as in alternate reality) when there's an in-universe precedent for them (e.g. Marvel and DC comics, with all the Earth versions), I'm not willing to write AU stories (as in alternate universe), where there isn't a precedent. Two main reasons for this-I feel it in part negates the purpose of fanfiction (to write well within boundaries-a nice challenge) and saves me from comments on the 'realism' of an AU situation, of where the story should go. Same thing goes for crossovers-if they can canonically exist, I can write for them (e.g. television spin-offs) otherwise the only crossovers I do are oneshots. With multi-chaptered oneshots, too often the readers become obsessed with canon and technical details rather than the nature of the story itself, and as they're fundamentally non-canon when there's no in-universe precedent for the medias to cross over, I'm shooting myself in the foot in that outside the story, I can't really build off them.
Also note that I'm an inclusionist-if something can be canon for a media (e.g. licensed novels), they are canon. This can also include some recognized fan works. The extent of this varies for each media, and is explained in the sections of my homepage.
Requests and Deadlines
Basically, do neither. With requests, I find it just doesn't work. Oneshots are meant to blow off steam-quick fics that I'm not too worried about how they're recieved. Essentially, I couldn't do a requester jusice. And given the amount of time it takes to write multi-chaptered stories, let alone draft them, it's kind of moot to request them as well. Also note that I only start posting a multi-chaptered story once it's completely written, albeit one chapter at a time. Allows regular weekly updates, but also gives me time to incorporate feedback between posts.
Minor note in regards to epilogues/prologues in regards to stories, as to what distinguishes them from chapters in my mind. Basically, there's no set requirement for a chapter's length in a story in my mind, but a prologue/epilogue has to be comparitively shorter.
Favourites and Alerts
You may notice that the lists of favourite stories and authors aren't that long. Now yes, I do a lot more writing than reading for the most part, but I still try to review numerous fics on this sight. That being said, I rarely favourite arbitrarily. There isn't a set point as to what qualifies for inclusion, but whatever it is, it's quite high. Either a single fic needs to be exceptional, or the author needs to provide stories of a certain level of quality that I've read enough of. Also note that alerts are indeed arbitrary. Any fic or any author that qualifies is put on alert so I don't miss updates that I can add to my 'to review' list.
So yeah. Appreciate it damnit! :)
Why yes, I've not only written many stories, but also many medias as well. Got a problem with that?
Probably, or hopefully, not. Still, I will clarify that I do make an effort to branch out of my comfort zone in regards to media selection. Obviously I write for some medias far more than others, and this is due to a variety of reasons. Still, I like to diversify, firstly because it's a challenge, and secondly because it prevents me from developing a fanboy mindset. I think it's good to not be too attatched to any one media, to be able to acknowledge pros, cons and similarities/influences with other medias. Still have preferences of course, but these are opinions, and are no more valid than anyone else's.
Minor note in that I'm willing to write for 'kid's medias'-as in, settings designed for children and/or young adults. I don't really have a problem with writing for these, and I'm quite comfortable to having everything from Power Rangers to My Little Pony on my 'resume.' In such activities, as with any other tie-in fiction, I think it's important to keep their 'essence.' However, I will keep an adult's perspective when writing them.
While I record ideas I have for the above two forms of entries, very little planning goes into them. For the most part, I write oneshots/poems when the time available to me is too small to work on a multi-chaptered story in any meaningful sense. As such, don't expect too much from them. As a general rule though, I try to have more oneshots than poems in each posting. Also examples where I use oneshots to express an opinion on a giving topic. Even if one disagrees with my stance, hopefully they can enjoy it regardless.
And please, please stop asking me to expand oneshots. They're marked as being complete for a reason. Sometimes oneshots become multi-chaptered stories, but they're never posted in their original oneshot form beforehand.
Basic policy on reviews-I'll outright admit that I don't review everything I read. It's an irritation we all have to share. However, I do make a point of reviewing other stories on a fairly regular basis, though this is based on the concept of 'review repayments.' Basically, I repay reviewers for giving reviews, choosing entries and putting them on a 'to review' list. Favorite stories and/or authors automatically qualify for inclusion. The time taken for a 'repayment' can be excessive, especially if it's in a media I'm not familiar with, but I will get around to it eventually. Numerous other factors exist, but this is the basic gist of it.
Also note that I will not beta read. It's general principle I'm afraid, that I prefer to spread out feedback and not be bogged down by any one story. And there's the fact that I'm effectively beta reading for 6 other individuals as per the writing group I'm part of.
Minor note in that I sometimes assign supplementary titles to stories. While most stories are simply "x" (as in, whatever title), some follow "y: x" (with y being the name of the host media. Main reason is I use this to allow duplicate entries when I have a story of the same name already posted. So while "x" will be the same simple title between stories, "y" will actually vary depending on the host media, allowing me to post them. Haven't come across a situation where "y" is actually the same, where I write the same titled story for the same titled media, but I'll cross that bridge if I come to it.
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