Author has written 2 stories for Digimon.
The Beast: Master of the Untouchables, Duke of N, General of the Eastern Armies, Prince of the Wastes, Grand Cardinal of the Hunters, and Lord of the Dance.
Playstation Network ID: Il_Viaggiatore
Hey there, my name's Chris. I've been part of FF.net since I was eleven years old. Granted, this is not my first profile, otherwise you would find ten to twenty unfinished stories sitting below this about me section. From the beginning, I've limited myself to, for the most part, Digimon. I find myself attracted to the digidestined and their stories more than any other medium. I've also experimented with Yu-Gi-Oh!, but have found that it's quite difficult to write a duel and still keep it interesting. Most recently, I have started writing some Sonic the Hedgehog fiction, re-inventing the character, as it were.
If there's anything to be said about my early work, it's that it sucked. Ass. If I were to give you a pile of rotting dog feces mixed with old-man vomit and hairballs, it would not be as disgusting as my early stories. That being said, if I find any of it lying around in a floppy drive or a CD, I'll be sure to post it with my own version of the ever-so-popular flame.
Now back to the meat of things. As I am twenty-two years old and do have some semblance of a life. I am not limited to fan fiction. I have a novel (possibly a series of novels) in the works right now.
Aside from writing, I enjoy many other things. The first and greatest of which is music. I love music. I must have over four thousand songs in my library of all types and genres (except country. Don't ask me about country.) Whether it's rock, rap, classical, jazz, pop, symphony, techno, dance, comedy or any other sort (not a huge fan of soul, but I like it better than country), music is my greatest ally and friend. I also, like any male under 40, enjoy video games. My favorite genre is probably the RPG, but I'm always up for a good survival horror, shooter, or even a good platformer if the mood strikes me. I love movies and the movie theater, as well as this magnificent thing they call Netflix. I list movies I've seen and am looking forward to near the bottom of this page. As you will probably be able to tell, I enjoy fantasy and sci-fi movies, but I also have a special place in my heart for gangster flicks and crime dramas. I love to read, and try to get through at least 2 books per month. I play dungeons and dragons (technically Pathfinder, but close enough) with my friends (I'm the GM. Not surprising since I am a writer) and am a huge fan of the game. I find those who dislike the game shallow and narrow-minded. I even wrote a paper on the subject for my English 102 course (a paper that earned me a 4.0 in the class). I also have a fascination with magic tricks (though I don't have the dexterity to do it myself) and card games.
Fandom vs. Story
This is something I wrote for Ben Myatt's forum that I really liked and thought I should place here for all to see.
When you're dealing with fan fiction, this is a big deal. Which do you give more allegiance? I think it's debatable based on the type of story you're writing. Something that's just a small piece of fluff, or an obligatory shipping piece, for example, is much more likely to have its allegiance lie in the area of fandom. The first piece of fan fiction I ever wrote (which is, sadly, not on this site, and probably doesn't even exist any more), was a piece of trash about Kari falling in love with some random Original Character I had invented (my own Tyler Durden at the time. That may need more explanation, but it isn't appropriate here). It was all about cutesy fun and an epic, Michael Bay-esque fight with Machinedramon. There was no real story to it, and so I focused on exploiting my characters. That and I didn't know what I was bloody doing, so it ended up in the trash, anyway. The point is that with pieces like that, I think that fandom in general (and characters more specifically) should be given priority against story.
However, when one is dealing with something on a much more grand scale, (my own pieces, Goggleboy's, most of Glory's fiction, etc.) there is an obligation to story that cannot be met via catering to fandom. Of course, story is not the only point that should be paid attention to. Plot, characterization, narration, description, voice, even conventions. Everything must be given equal attention in order to tell powerful, well written, coherent fiction. Especially fan fiction. I think you're setting your sights even higher when dealing with another person's work, because you must meet and exceed the expectations that they established.
Is this to say that you should look directly at what's come before and copy that? No. Absolutely not. It's a matter of knowing the rules before you break them. You must know what's come before, else there's no rules for you to break. And you must break those rules. What other reason is there to write fan fiction other than to break the established pattern? If everyone just wrote the Dark Master saga over and over again, nobody would read anything because we would have seen it all before. No. Our job is to explore the untold stories, the insecurities, the darkness, and bring it to the light. If all we get is a story where TK is a beacon of hope, Kari is strong, yet troubled, and Davis is an impulsive jackass, then we haven't anything, have we? All we'd be doing then is catering to the canon, to the stories told. I say that TK must face his inner darkness, Kari must be torn to shreds by her insecurities, Davis must be forced to bloody think for once!
And so, with a grand piece, something that is above the standard fan fiction plaguing this site, yes. Story must be given allegiance over Fandom. But Fandom, I believe, does have its place. That place, however, is not amongst the "Dragonflies in the Mist"s or the "Davis' Tears"s or the "Lighthouse"s or, dare I stroke my own ego, the "War of the Crests"s.
Note: Below each story is a progress level of the story.
The War of the Crests
Taking place four years after the events that concluded Digimon Adventure 02, the digidestined are starting to grow up. But for a few, the title of digidestined has little meaning any more. But soon, they will once again be called to defend the digital world and their own, as a new shadow rises to power...or is it an old one?
Part 1: Light: History tells us that peace cannot last. Four years following the defeat of MaloMyotismon, the digidestined will face this truth. And though Light has always triumphed over Shadow, can it overcome itself?
Part 2-1: Miracles: No Summary Available.
Progress: Drawing Board.
Part 2-2: Ages: No Summary Available.
Progress: Drawing Board.
Part 3: Nightmares: No Summary Available.
Progress: Drawing Board.
These are other stories I'm working on. Each of these will have a short summary and my progress. I will supply summaries for those that are incomplete.
The World: A re-imagining of Digimon Adventure 01/02. A boy named Ken, in his attempts to understand a world inside his computer, stumbles upon an adventure that will not only change his life, but push him to his limits.
Progress: This will likely be my second major project alongside War of the Crests, so it will be multi-booked, and is currently on the Drawing Board.
Digimon Mini-sodes: Whenever I'm bored, I'll write something short, like a literary sketch. I'll post these here (unless there's information that pertains to another story's plot).
Progress: Continually in-progress.
Sonic The Hedgehog
Genesis: A re-working of the Sonic the Hedgehog continuity. Sonic is a young hedgehog, a loner without a path. But when he finds a girl that reminds him of his past and a people in need of help, he's forced to make a choice. Can he be the hero they need?
What am I...
This section is where I keep information like what I'm reading, writing, playing, etc. It's not really beneficial. Though I guarantee that I only read good books. I've never been afraid of putting down a book 100 pages in because it's bad.
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest and the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Beyond Good and Evil HD for Playstation 3
On Netflix: Robin Hood (BBC Series)
In The Theater: Nothing right now. Waiting for something interesting.
Looking Forward To: Sherlock Holmes II, The Avengers
Not Looking Forward To: Buffy the Remake
Sh*t I Want for Christmas (A Novel)
War of the Crests REDUX: Light - Chapter 8
Sonic the Hedgehog: Genesis
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