Author has written 27 stories for Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy VII, Halo, Legend of Zelda, Command & Conquer, Firefly, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, F.E.A.R., Mass Effect, and Borderlands.
News: 6/25/12: Another thing I've been meaning to do: editing and rewriting. I've started on some rewrites of Renegade, and will move onto Tiberium Wars and, hopefully one day, tackle the monster that is Forward. These are all stories that would greatly benefit from me going back over them and applying some of my accumulated experience to improve them. One day I might go way back and fully rewrite the big buggers like Gunblade or Chimera. Indeed, I really want to fully rewrite Gunblade and Chimera and give them a new, improved, and much more coherent treatment. One day!
6/3/12: Been meaning to do this for a while now, but Tiberium Wars has been officially upgraded to "M" rating due to the copious amounts of realistic violence and language. If you don't spot it in the default listing for the C&C section, that's why.
5/28/12: Perfectionism goes hand in hand with passion. Passion drives me to write, while perfectionism drives me to maintain quality. And, scatterbrained as I am, I tend to shift rapidly between different ideas, often at a maddening pace. I have an attention problem (clinical) so that may be part of it, but really, what slows me down? I don't want to do anything half-assed. Because I demand quality from myself, I can only bring myself to write when I can do so without compromising quality. And lately, I've been heavily distracted and unable to focus entirely on writing, so updates have been sparse. Hopefully this summer will give me a bit more free time to actually work on my stories. I've put a lot of effort into them, and screw the sunk-costs fallacy; I'm not letting them go to waste, dammit!
1/6/12: I would like to apologize for the dearth of recent writing. I want to say that I'm dealing with writer's block, and that was a bit of the issue for a while. However, I've come to realize what has been hurting my productivity: passion, or rather the lack thereof.
Fanfiction, like any other creative art, demands a degree of love and passion from the author - at least, it does if it wants to be worth reading. But unlike other, purely original forms of creative art, fanfiction also requires passion and love for the work that it is based on, and I've come to realize that this is what I've been missing. For me, I need to periodically reexperience the original work to regain my appreciation for that work. I haven't played any Command And Conquer in nearly a year; I haven't touched Mass Effect for almost six months, and I haven't watched an episode of Firefly in nearly eight months. I've lost the connection I had to these works, which is in turn hurting my connection to the fanfics I've been working on. This is a problem I've only just recognized, and I'm correcting it. Hopefully I should be producing more work in the immediate future. In fact, January is going to be a high-production month for me as I try to shake off this fugue that's been slowing me down.
3/18/11: Yes, I'm still alive. I apologize for the lack of activity recently. I've been dealing with a combination of medical issues, schoolwork, and a massive dose of writer's block.
So, who am I?
The name is Peptuck. As of this writing, I am a 27-year old American, according to the barcodes and robot parts.
I have something of a reputation as a writer of action, although I've been shifting away from that as I matured and got better, focusing as much on the challenge of character drama, plotting, and exploration of various themes as I do on explosions and violence. I try to keep a good variety in what I write, covering a general mixture of different types of stories. If you look through my archive you'll see a mix of everything from fluffy shipping works to supernatural horror to one story that's pretty much a crime drama. If there's one thing I most strongly focus on, it would be military fiction. I also have a preference for contemporary material over older classics, so don't expect me to go quoting some obscure writer from the 17th century.
As a writer, I take everything I put on page with earnest seriousness. That's part of the reason why updates are so sparse; I do not half-ass anything I write and try to make sure it is of good quality before I publish it. It doesn't matter if it is fanfic or published work - I hold myself to strong, high standards. (believe me, there is no would-be critic of my work who has ever issued a review as scathing as my own self-critiques) Note that many of my older works are of a far lower quality than my contemporary ones; in fact, I would dare say that a lot of them are crap and drivel. I've been planning on rewriting a lot of my old stuff, but time gets away from me.
Note on updates: Updates are erratic; I work full-time now at a job that focuses on computers, which cuts into my mental processing and fatigues my brainI don't write well when my brain is mushy. I usually update on Monday. If I finish a chapter on Friday, I will generally end up posting it a week later. So, if the start of the week passes and there's been no update, don't expect one for the rest of the week. Imposing a schedule like that is something that helps keep me sane.
Story Status: Check here for status of current fanfics. Any story NOT listed here is complete, on long-term hold, or has been dropped.
-Forward (Firefly, Continuation, minor Alt. Universe) - In progress
-Tiberium Wars (Command And Conquer Tiberium series, Novelization) - In progress, temporarily on hold
-Ocarina of Time (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Novelization) - On hold, currently editing, will be in progress soon
-Renegade (Mass effect/Command And Conquer Tiberium crossover - Fusion, Semi-novelization) - In progress
-Drift (Mass Effect/Terminator SCC crossover - Fusion) - In progress
-Graveyard Shift (Mass Effect 1 Novelization) - On temporary hold until I can catch up to the equivalent point in Renegade
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