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Joined 04-27-06, id: 1035760, Profile Updated: 02-26-15
Author has written 19 stories for Dragon Age, Vampire: The Masquerade, BioShock, Elder Scroll series, Neverwinter Nights, Thief: The Dark Project, Walking Dead, Hobbit, and Half-Life.

Hi, I'm rednightmare and [400k words of speculative moral grunting about unlikeable characters nobody's heard of; they never shack up and everyone dies.]

General Update: Hey, FF gentlefolk! It's been a while, so I just thought I'd drop by and give you an update on what's going on. I haven't been around too often in the past year, as I'm working on closing out my degree and finishing my book. If you're interested, you're welcome to follow my new tumblr, which I've set up as an update tracker of sorts.

I haven't forgotten this place. I'm about halfway done with Byzantine Black - Version 2 (which is turning out to be a more massive rewrite than I originally anticipated), and I'm still as in love with the Bloodlines world as I ever was. StarGazers and I have been working on some side-projects here and there. The next upload from me will almost certainly be the final installment to He Does Not, the Hobbit mini-fic I've been writing for a friend. I am sadly overdue on this gift for her, so have given it full fandom priority for the time being.

If you've contacted me in the last several months, I almost certainly owe you an apology and a response (working on this!). I know I have been silent, often absent, and sometimes downright unresponsive; I've got the account backlog to prove it. I regret that. I can't promise a full return until I've got this degree in my hands, but I can promise I'm still here, quietly, under the surface of the lake. Thank you, thank you, thank you. -rn

THANK YOU to everyone who has offered feedback, commentary, observations, criticisms and other forms of aid on my works. This makes me a better at what I do. Your encouragement and input are always and deeply appreciated.

Folks, feel free to shoot me a private message, even if it's just for chat.

BLOODLINES C2: Got a Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines story, but you're not sure what to do with it? Consider our Bloodlines-only community! We ask for proofread stories, general competence in your posting language, criticism maturity and respect for your fellow fans; apart from that, anything VTMB goes. Contact me if you'd like your work added, and don't be shy. (You are also welcome to contact StarGazers if I'm unresponsive/on hiatus/you don't like me.)

(This lists reflects the pieces I'm currently pushing, not all works-in-progress.)

1. Byzantine Black [Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines] -- COMPLETE (Now working on what I'm calling Version 2. This is a heavy line-by-line edit... so, of course, it is a huge and agonizing undertaking. Strengthening voices and trimming fat. Some new stuff added. Some stupid stuff removed.)
2. Lumen Event [Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines] -- Chapter 8 (Horses of Straw)

Bloodlines Notes: Work on Lumen Event underway again, secondary to the new version of BB. Thank you for your patience. As always, thank you for all your food for thought regarding possible events, pairings, twists, rulesets, tweaks and dynamics. I give this input serious consideration.

Misc. Notes: Once I play DA: Inquisition (and decide how much canon I'll keep/change), I'd like to get Icarus going again.

Teasers and miscellany to be found right here. "Will update every so often," she said, disappearing.

(AKA: Thank You So Much You Guys Are So Awesome I Can't Even)
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PS: If you made me some art (have I told you that I love you, you beautiful human being?) but would rather not have it displayed here, let me know to take the link down. Likewise, if you've made art based on my work and would like it linked, please share!


Woeburne - Byzantine Blackby Saphyr88
Woeburne by thinman1


DA2 - Icarusby Lesatho
Cala Hawke (Portrait) by pickledpoopers
Cala and Anders by pickledpoopers
Meowby pickledpoopers
Runby pickledpoopers
Bloody Nose by pickledpoopers
Wicker by pickledpoopers

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Harlem Sunset reviews
Once he had a real name. A story of the city, bad magic, and Baron Angeltown before he was Nines. (Nines Rodriguez character backstory. Historical fiction. Highly speculative and completely overhauled.)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Crime/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 23,154 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/4/2013 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Nines R.
Lumen Event reviews
The legend says this: at the end of the world, when all the soldiers have gone, and the children are dust, and Carthage has become a scar too old to remember, Rome will stand last. VTM - Bloodlines political AU. Sequel to Byzantine Black.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 7 - Words: 46,468 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/25/2013 - Published: 9/8/2012
He Does Not reviews
You may doubt and whisper whatever you wish, for Thorin of Durin does not listen, and he does not care. (Character study: incessant lectures, frequent fight-picking, occasional song. Blend of movie-verse and book-verse.)
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,544 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/29/2013 - Published: 1/26/2013 - Thorin
Black Coffee reviews
He has to keep awake somehow. (Brazenly overgrown Barney Calhoun character spotlight. Rated T for violence, language and mild sexual references. One-shot.)
Half-Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,525 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/27/2013 - Barney C. - Complete
Running on Faith reviews
Sometimes it's the bare-bones actions that keep you going.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,496 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/3/2012 - Lilly - Complete
Byzantine Black reviews
A king will die in the castle he builds. VtM - Bloodlines political AU. (Substantial revision underway. Story will be kept in readable condition throughout.)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 80 - Words: 443,875 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/26/2012 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Prince S. LaCroix, Nines R., Ventrue, OC - Complete
Good Men reviews
"He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world." - Horace. A story of the Legion and one humble Legionnaire: Hadvar of Riverwood.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,906 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Hadvar
On White Shores reviews
A brief, earnest, intimate glimpse at the inner mind of Sebastian LaCroix. What baited the monster, and what still echoes of the man?
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,036 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Prince S. LaCroix - Complete
Icarus reviews
You must learn to run before you can fly. Anders & Justice revisioned.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 114,434 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 3/17/2011 - Anders
For Honour reviews
"I can no longer obey." - Napoleon Bonaparte. A personal history of Prince Sebastian LaCroix.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,817 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/3/2012 - Published: 12/12/2011 - Prince S. LaCroix
The Jackal reviews
History would say she was an animal. Myth would say she was a demon. The Good Thief would say she was foolish, belligerent, stubborn – blind. None of these are true. Viktoria always knew the cost of shaking Soulforge. She did it anyway.
Thief: The Dark Project - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,267 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Complete
Half Full reviews
There is a little more wine yet in the widow's goblet; there is a little more she has to say. Join the eerie Edwina Moira and a certain master thief as they sit down for a madwoman's toast on the tower sill.
Thief: The Dark Project - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,738 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/1/2012 - Complete
Regaining Balance reviews
When the wood nymph tears out Garrett's eye, his equilibrium and his world are thrown off-kilter. Artemus can help.
Thief: The Dark Project - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,371 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/18/2011 - Complete
Haggling Freedom reviews
In the late Korcari autumn, a strange man meets an even stranger girl. (Pre-DA:O. One-shot.)
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,700 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Morrigan, Anders - Complete
White Laurel reviews
"The Cousland history is long, indeed." A bloody realization of House Cousland and the end of a ruling line.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,716 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/30/2011 - Published: 1/30/2011 - Cousland, Eleanor C.
Mea Culpa reviews
"Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault." An ongoing attempt at expanding Casavir.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,646 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/25/2011 - Published: 6/18/2011 - Casavir
From the Grave reviews
A donnish Sarano cousin meets a would-be grave-robber. Vindictiveness and plenty of cussin' ensue in this eccentric Dark Elf romance played to the morbid tune of traditional Dunmer burial rites.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,656 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/21/2010 - Published: 9/11/2010
Dance to Your Daddy reviews
Charlie sings herself to sleep under the plate-glass eyes of Mr. Bubbles.
BioShock - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,698 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/24/2010 - Big Daddy, Little Sister - Complete
Cake reviews
A Dust Town bruiser and her fellow Warden recruits wind down over a lonely fire-pit and burnt rabbit. (A series of short vignettes and character exploration.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,915 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/19/2010 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Brosca
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