Kyndred.Raven
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Joined 09-24-01, id: 114303, Profile Updated: 04-28-15
Author has written 15 stories for Inuyasha, Dragon Age, Shall we date?: Ninja Love, Shonen Onmyouji, Kuroshitsuji, and Star Wars.

UPDATE 4/28/2015

It's been a month since my last profile update. It feels like a lot longer. Things have been really hectic. Sickness, moving, computer meltdown, and top of everything - school and finals. Despite everything, I'm still thinking about my stories and trying to find time to update them. My eternal love - Dragon Age - remains always at the top of my thoughts, and Star Wars: The Old Republic is not too far behind. I want to update more frequently, and I'm sorry for the lack of activity. I know readers wonder if some of my stories have been abandoned. To answer that, I've updated my list of active stories to reflect my current schedule and pipeline. I've also moved that section up so it's more visible.

I know that this is old news, but reviews and private messages really do help spur me along and inspire to keep updating. If you are reading a story that you would like to see updated, please shoot me a message. I'd love to know what is still being read and followed :)

UPDATE 3/28/2015

Hello readers! With the release of the new DA:I DLC and Spring Break, I've had some time to sit down and play through the game again. I'm happy to say that the new content is exciting and inspiring, so much so that I've decided to add it to the lore in Path of the Dreamwalker. I'm currently working on cranking out chapter 11 and hope to be finished with it sometime this week! I'll see you guys very soon with the next installment :D

UPDATE 2/23/2015

Hello everyone! I'm not sure if anybody actually visits my profile page to check for updates, but I thought I should post this here anyway in case my readers are wondering why updates are taking so long. I see that many are still adding my stories to their favorites and alerts lists, and I want to reward that by saying - "these stories are not abandoned!". School is taking a lot out of me, and between that and my daily activities, I've had very few opportunities to sit down and work on the writing that I enjoy. Don't worry, though. The updates will come! Thank you for sticking with me :)


Project Status:

Active Stories: (These are updated at least once a week to two weeks)

Path of the Dreamwalker, Astray, De Profundis

Semi Active Stories:

Amaranthine Wrath (currently being reworked and remastered)

Temporary Hiatus: (I will resume these when the above are completed)

Under the Sky, Unfettered Aberration, What Binds Us, Limerance, The Saarebas, The Griffon's Cry,

Unknown Length Hiatus:

My Hatred My Obsession, Undefiled Sin


About Me:

Hello,

My name is Kyndred Raven.

That's a good place to start this introduction, isn't it? I'm the average, semi anti-social, introverted, college student struggling to find my place in the great wide world. I can't say I have a specific dream or goal that I'm striving for. Maybe that throws me out of the running for being categorized as an ambitious, driven, human being. However, among all of my apathy, there is one thing that makes me truly happy.

Writing.

If I had the chance to go back to the beginning of college, I would have chosen to get a Bachelor's degree in English. Writing is the single thing in my life that makes living worthwhile. I have a few friends, a significant other, and a few relatives who care about me. They also make me happy. But, what truly fills the unexplained void in my heart is the written word. Reality is, well, reality. It's a set of rules that we can't bypass no matter how good we are at hacking. However, writing gives me a chance to make my own world and to share that world with my readers.

I'm still struggling to get over a few obstacles with this hobby, such as feeling dejected when I don't hear back from readers. Life is busy; the majority of readers are lurkers; just because many people don't reply doesn't mean my work isn't good - I know, right? The logic is there, the spirit is willing, but the emotions weigh me down (I guess that just proves that I'm human after all).

Currently, I'm in the middle of finishing up my first novel that's due to be published at the beginning of next year (if all goes well). While this project is taking up most of my time, I still find myself wanting to expand and work on other things. I've been writing fanfiction since middle school, and although many of my stories have been very successful here, I have a bad habit of getting discouraged in the middle of projects and leaving them unfinished. I took a long break from FF.net recently, you see, and felt terrible for leaving one of my most popular stories unfinished. However, I've recently had a few moments of enlightenment that spurred me to start over. So, I figured it was time to start something new - to turn a new leaf on my writing so to speak. To actually finish something.

If you do like my writing, let me know. I always love to hear from my readers, and I always respond personally to each review. Yes, I'll say those things at the risk of being labeled a "review [insert impolite name for loose woman here]". What can I say? Sometimes I need that little "oomph" of inspiration to help me stay up a few more hours and finish the chapter. Suggestions that lead to my improvement are always welcome.

If you've read this profile text all the way though, I'm very impressed. Feel free to grab a virtual cookie from the virtual cookie jar - organic, gluten free, low fat, and full of genuine affection.


Ways of Finding My Work:

I've recently started expanding across the net in an effort to get more exposure for my writing. Below, I can provide some links to the websites where you can find more about me and my work. These links will take you directly to my profiles.

Archive of Our Own - this is a very interesting website where many talented writers post both their fanfiction and original work.

WDC - this website hosts primarily original work instead of fanfiction.

Nefraj Studios Creative Hub - this is my personal website where both my art and literature are hosted.

Tumblr - I actually just started a blog here and I'm still trying to get used to the layout. This will host pages for my Fateshapers saga as well as Dragon Age fanart, fanfiction, and screenshots.

Kyndred Shorts - A place on Tumblr where you can find all of my Dragon Age short stories and request fills of your own :)

Deviantart - Yes, I love drawing too! If you're curious or want to see my art, please visit my profile here. I'm planning on posting lots of screenshots and fanart for Dragon Age and SWTOR here as well.

SWTOR Official Forums - I recently posted my fanfiction here and received many wonderful replies. If you'd like to visit my thread there, please click the link.


Beta-Reader Requests:

I'm sorry to say that at this time I can't take any more requests to act as a Beta reader. I've been quite swamped with work and writing, and my schedule just won't permit me to make such commitments. However, if you would like your piece reviewed in detail, please let me know. I can provide such reviews and suggestions for smaller works. In fact, I would be very happy to!


On Reviewing:

As the world of fanfiction has grown and evolved over the years, I've seen a change in attitude towards reviewing. I remember the days when writers would hold their chapters "hostage" until they met a certain review count. This has always puzzled and confused me. I don't feel that readers should be forced to rate/review any works that they read online, even ones they pay for. As writers, we are all here to make others (and most importantly ourselves) happy with our trade. Needless to say, I'm glad those days are in the past.

I do miss the days when my stories would receive more responses than they do today. A lot depends on activity and popularity of the fandom we choose to write for, of course. But, in modern times, more and more readers have become "lurkers" who prefer not to leave a trace of their passing. There's nothing wrong with that. However, I wanted to write a little blurb here about my personal take on reviews and what I feel is the most important question:

Why should you consider leaving a review? - I've been asked this question several times (well, maybe more than several) during my career as a writer by both readers and writers alike. As I moved from lurking into active writing, I noticed that I, myself, often didn't leave reviews for things that I read. Becoming an active writer gave me a new perspective on the topic. Since I realized how important reviews are to me, I began to stop and leave more detailed reviews on people's work in the hopes that someone would be kind enough to do the same for me.

So what's the big deal about reviews? I believe that reviews play several very important roles.

--Reviews give an author confidence. I can't emphasize this enough. If there is any reason to leave a review - even the smallest of encouragements - then this is it. Writers work tirelessly on their stories, especially longer projects. This often involves heavy research and planning. Even the best of writers have down days, and this is when reviews can make the most difference for us.
--Reviews inspire authors to keep going. Let's face it. Nobody is getting paid for writing fanfiction. All of us have hundreds of reasons why we choose to spend our time and write anyway. My motivation is the joy I get from weaving tales and interesting plots. For someone else, it may be other things. But, at the end of the day, life often gets in the way of our hobbies. When we come home tired from work or other issues are weighing heavily on our minds, it helps to know that we have readers who are waiting for us to update. It helps to visit our reviews page and see the words of encouragement there. This support is the best gift you can give us as readers. We're here for you, after all, and if we know you're waiting we will work that much harder to update.
--Reviews help authors understand their readers and build relationships with them. This is especially true if a writer is working on original work that he/she seeks to publish. These days, it's important to understand your target audience and connect with them. Social media and the evolution of the internet has given us writers new tools that help ease this process. Before, fan mail was the best way of communicating with our readers. Now, we can do so at the touch of a button. It's really quite amazing. So don't be afraid to PM your favorite author and share your opinions and suggestions with them. Even if you think that what you have to say isn't important, I can assure you it is. We love hearing from our readers!
--Reviews give insight into the writer's work and can help them improve. Flames were in style back when I first started reading fanfiction, but as the years passed I saw them taper off and die out almost entirely. These days, people are usually polite when they leave comments on works of writing. Constructive criticism can go a long way to helping us better ourselves as writers.

These aren't the only reasons, but I feel they are the most important. If you've read this far, then I hope you have a better understanding of why we always ask for reviews. I hope that this will encourage more exchanging of such kindness in our community.


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Aftermath and Ascension by pseudomoi reviews
After betrayal rocks her to the core, Lord Torilya Tisonne must overcome the fallout in order to halt her corrupt master's rise to power - even as she is forced to reconsider her place in the Empire and her role as a Sith. Begins with the SW storyline just before Corellia. (See profile for notes regarding updates.)
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 80,187 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/24 - Published: 6/11/2014 - [Malavai Q., Sith W.] Vette, Pierce
Breakaway: SkywalkerSaga 1 by DawnsJediWind reviews
R&R! SW,TCW AU. After Ahsoka leaves him a year into the War, the Council assigns another padawan to Anakin. Can he get over his loss to train her? Can she heal him and save him from the Dark Side? Can he love again? Read to find out!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,632 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 3/8 - Published: 3/26/2014 - Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala
A Shadow in the Glass Episode IV: A Glimmer of Light by Esther Huffleclaw reviews
Sixteen years after the events of Episode III: The Fading Light. Lucia Skywalker discovers that her mother was a Jedi Knight, and her destiny is to learn the ways of the Force as well. Little does she know how dark the whole truth is, though, and how much pain—and joy—is in her future.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 11 - Words: 18,158 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/14/2014 - Published: 4/23/2014 - [Leia O., Han S.] Luke S. - Complete
The Son Grows Dim and The Sky Turns Black by HK-Revan reviews
In fantasy it was Ahsoka who turned him from the dark, in reality he never had a chance to meet her. Ahsoka Tano is transported to another world where everything has changed.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 11,144 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 7/7/2014 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka T.
Moonlight Change by Crystal Night reviews
The smallest choice, can shift one's fate. Not blinded by her feelings for the Knight Allen, Hitomi finds herself pulled closer to Van. This was how their story was meant to be told. VxH
Escaflowne - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 103,652 - Reviews: 448 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 8/6/2012 - Published: 12/5/2004 - Hitomi K., Van F. - Complete
Time Well Spent by cool-chick-rae reviews
InuYasha and Kagome fall down the well and they expect to wind up in Kagome's era like usual. Soon they find out they've gone farther in the past. Can the lord of the west help them? Will Miroku and Sango be able to travel down the well to save them?
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,116 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 8/27/2011 - Published: 7/15/2005 - Inuyasha, Kagome H. - Complete
Burning Desires by RoyEd Shipper reviews
Edward has gotten into a bit of trouble again, this time very wounded. While healing in the infirmary, certain feelings are discovered from a fellow military officer. Can someone who committed a great sin experience the joys of love? [RoyEd]
Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,698 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 1/22/2006 - Published: 11/4/2005 - Edward E., Roy M.
Belonging to You by Priestess Saphire reviews
When Sesshômaru fights Inuyasha, Kagome accidentally bites him on his neck, making him Kagome's mate! What is to happen when one is in love with another and the other simply is not interested? First pic, plz Review and no flames Warning:rape and lemon FI
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 45,882 - Reviews: 875 - Favs: 483 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 10/30/2004 - Published: 3/12/2004 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Everything is Possible by IcyAsh reviews
She always hid her emotions. She always had a mask on. Yet she was the only one who saw him for what and who he really was. Changed rating back.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,233 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/26/2004 - Published: 8/2/2004 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Say What! by WildcatYST reviews
The gang gets the wrong idea when Kagome and Miroku have been behind closed doors for awhile. What are those noises?...
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/5/2004 - Kagome H., Miroku
A Demon's Heart and Ultimate Sacrifice by Kilala81 reviews
Naraku takes Kagome, intent on her bearing him a child. InuYasha can't save her. Sess doesn't want such a child born, and takes Kagome to his castle. First just a playmate for Rin, but after she is nearly raped the demon becomes fiercly protective. IC R&R
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 57,901 - Reviews: 781 - Favs: 908 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 6/27/2004 - Published: 6/17/2004 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Unexpected Allies Part I: How to Train a Taiyoukai by Striking Falcon reviews
Sesshoumaru needs Kagome's help in getting back something stolen from him. In the events that follow, something changes between the two, and what was once fear becomes something different. Part One of Three Complete
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,282 - Reviews: 907 - Favs: 1,120 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 7/23/2003 - Published: 6/17/2003 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
To Live Again by Rurouni Star reviews
[SK]Inu Yasha sends Kagome back to her world with harsh words... but worse consequences. Kagome refuses to give up Sengoku Jidai despite the danger to herself and ends up with the most unlikely of companions.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 42,075 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 648 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 5/31/2003 - Published: 5/12/2003 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
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Star Wars: The Amaranthine Wrath reviews
[CHAPTER 6 UP!] You know the story of the Wrath. Or you think you do. You probably think I'm a hero. The reality is much darker. I offer you the truth now. All of it. Yes, I saved the Empire, but I lost much more along the way. I hated, I conquered, I failed, and I loved. In the end, it was my Empire that betrayed me. My tale isn't over. This is only the beginning...
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 42,151 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 5/16 - Published: 6/20/2014 - Vette, Malavai Q., Jaesa Willsaam, Sith W.
De Profundis reviews
The Fade isn't stagnant. It has a will and life of its own. When Aliyah Lavellan suspects that someone may be stalking her in her dreams, she risks much to find out the truth. Is this another trick of the Fade? Or is her life - and her destiny as Inquisitor - about to change? (Solas/Lavellan)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,490 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/16 - Solas, Lavellan
Astray reviews
Even if it costs me everything, I must know the truth. For months, I've searched. For months, I've failed. As my life ebbs away, my obsession grows. It's beautiful - the color of a setting sun. It sings to me - promises to show me the reason why I was abandoned. Being led astray has never felt this frightening...and this fulfilling. Help me. Someone. (Abelas/Lavellan)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,370 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 4/10 - Published: 1/14 - Solas, Lavellan, Abelas
Path of the Dreamwalker reviews
[CH 10 UP!]Scarred by war, torn apart by conflict, and tormented by chaos, Thedas is falling into shadow. The land's destiny has been broken, and there is only one who can reshape it and set things back on course. Mortals fight for power while ancient Gods fight to be remembered. Can one broken Templar's wish change the flow of time? (CullenxF!Inquisitor) (SolasxF!Inquisitor)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 73,966 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 1/6 - Published: 11/24/2014 - Cullen, Inquisitor, Solas
In You reviews
All one needs to conquer fear is to keep company with fear itself. That is what you've taught me. But perhaps today, we will both learn something new. (Solas/Lavellan)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,848 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/1 - Inquisitor, Solas, Lavellan - Complete
Judgment reviews
Holding the scales in your hands isn't always simple. Judgement isn't always straightforward. As the Inquisitor struggles to understand herself and her decisions, she finds that she doesn't need to be alone in doing so. (Cullen/F!Lavellan)
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,722 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 12/30/2014 - Published: 12/21/2014 - Cullen, Dorian, Lavellan - Complete
Bottles of Thedas reviews
When Inquisitor Lavellan tries to relieve some stress with Qunari spirits, chaos ensues. What's a Commander to do but find a way out of the situation? Perhaps some pandemonium is just what is needed to spur things along between a shy ex-Templar and his Inquisitor. (Cullen/F!Lavellan)
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,508 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/17/2014 - Cullen, Inquisitor, Lavellan - Complete
The Saarebas reviews
[HIATUS] To the Qunari, she was Basalit-an, or Saarebas - a creature to be feared and respected. As the their uprising takes a dangerous turn, Hawke must make a decision that will change her life forever. Submit to the Qun or face the end of Kirkwall. When she makes the ultimate sacrifice for those she loves, it is up to them to save her. [Fenris/F!Hawke/Anders]
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 38,391 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/16/2014 - Published: 5/20/2014 - [Anders, Fenris, Hawke (F)]
The Griffon's Cry reviews
When Arianwen makes a vow to protect Ferelden and the Cousland name, she sacrifices all she is to become someone she is not. Can a child lead armies against a Blight? Can a child fall in love? Can a child shape fate itself and forge peace in a country tearing itself apart from within? To find the end of destiny, you must search for a beginning...(Alistair/Warden)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,750 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/6/2014 - Published: 5/27/2014 - Alistair, Morrigan, Cousland, Flemeth
Undefiled Sin reviews
(AU) Japan's Heian Era - A young priest, the prodigy of the Imperial Court, is murdered by his rivals in cold blood. A sinister plot. A thirst for revenge. A conviction to sell one's mortal soul, and a demon that will do anything to obtain it. The pieces are in place. Let the game begin... (CHAPTER 3 POSTED! Sorry for the confusion earlier!)(Sebastian x Ciel)
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,725 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/4/2013 - Published: 9/1/2013 - Ciel P., Sebastian M.
What Binds Us reviews
Seimei has paid the ultimate price to save Masahiro from his selfless choice. Unfortunately, Touda has awakened without any memory. A whim sends the master of flame back to the mortal realm after years of absence, bringing him face to face with Abe no Masahiro, the young prodigy who is said to be even stronger than Abe no Seimei was in his prime. (Guren/Masahiro)
Shonen Onmyouji - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,143 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 39 - Published: 8/31/2013 - Guren/Touda, Masahiro
Under the Sky: A Noble Flame reviews
Japan, 1581 - A tyrant guides the country into a new age. Few dare to stand up to his might, and those who do meet a terrible fate. Honor, glory, duty, impossible odds, and a love that rises from the ashes of chaos. A man who molds fire and a girl who fears the flames. Can emotions shape fate? Perhaps they can, somewhere under this burning sky. (Goemon/MC/Kotaro)(CHAPTER 4 UP!)
Shall we date?: Ninja Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,289 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 8/31/2013 - Published: 8/29/2013 - Kotaro F., Goemon I., OC
My Hatred, My Obsession reviews
She had seen his one moment of weakness, and he hated her for it. He tried to kill her, and she defended herself, hating him even more. But when he saw her so near death that night, he knew that he could not let her go. (ON HIATUS FOR UNKNOWN SPAN OF TIME)
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,391 - Reviews: 1396 - Favs: 727 - Follows: 582 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 1/8/2005 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Limerance reviews
In the wake of death and a wish that should have consumed a life, there was only a phoenix left w he would face the greatest choice in the hundreds of years of his existence–to capture it and burn, or leave it behind and regret it for eternity.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 49,301 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 9/21/2012 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru
Unfettered Aberration reviews
Tevinter was renowned for its depravity -his master even more so. Slipping into a half-existence felt easier than fighting the inevitable.Nothing remained but blind obedience - until the appearance of the unfettered aberration. Nothing moved him, until now. Nothing stirred him, until now. Yes,Tevinter was depraved, but so was he if he allowed himself this one obsession. AU F!H/Fen
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,414 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/23/2012 - Published: 6/22/2012 - Hawke (F), Fenris
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