Author has written 31 stories for Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Tales of Symphonia, Star Wars, Star Wars, Chuck, and Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Featured Definition: Manglificate:(MANG-lif-AH-kate) verb. To garblerate or otherwise screw-upitize a word by adding unnecessary prefixes, suffixes, and/or syllabables. Origin: Davin Sunrider's demented sense of humor.
Now that I've established myself as a man who doesn't take himself too seriously, here's some more about me, if you're interested:
Personal Info: I'm 25 years old, I live in Nevada, and I am a huge nerd. I can wiggle my ears, something I'm irrationally proud of, and I also have a beard. I'm irrationally proud of that, too. ;P
You can follow me onif you like for a daily dose of my aforementioned demented sense of humor. Like a lot of folks around here, I'm also on , which mostly serves as a blog where I talk about my stories and assorted other stuff. You can find some of my original stories there, too.
I've been lucky enough over the last few years to have a number of highly talented artists make some awesome art based on my stories. (My current avatar is a portrait of one of my OCs, Arnak) You can find all this cool stuff in my DeviantArt favorites in the galleryIf you would like to make some art based on my work, send me a PM or drop by my DA page. Currently, I'm interested in more character portraits and cover art, specifically for my 'One Missed Strike' Star Wars series. I'm broke as a joke and can't pay for any of this, but in return I'll beta read your story or do you some other kind of (legal, preferably writing or art-related) favor.
General Disclaimer, Of Special Interest For Grumpy and/or Litigious Types: The intellectual properties in my stories that were created and are copyrighted by individuals other than myself belong solely to said individuals. My stories are for entertainment purposes only, and I make no attempt to profit from them in any way, but all original material belongs to me.
There, I think that about covers all the legal mumbo-jumbo. Translation: I write fan-fiction, meaning that somebody else came up with the general basis for my stories, but I came up with the stories themselves, including the plot and any original characters and settings. My stories are just for fun, to show appreciation for things I like and to entertain myself and hopefully other people, as well. Please don't sue me; I'm a college student and therefore have no money for you to take. ;)
About My Style: And no, I don't mean what I wear. I'm definitely not a good source of fashion advice (flannel and denim make up a disturbingly large part of my wardrobe...), but that's beside the point.
I mean my writing style: I tend to tell stories from many different points of view. So, part of the chapter might be about what the main character and his or her allies are doing, and another might be about someone who doesn't seem to have anything to do with the main narrative, but be assured, it all ties together eventually. My stories are usually pretty complex, filled with foreshadowing and sneaky plot twists, and with many different points of view. I write this way because I try to write stories that I would want to read even if I hadn't written them, and these are the sorts of stories I enjoy. There are still a few things I'm working on, but I like to think I'm pretty good. The writer's motto (mine, anyway) is, 'Always try to do better than your last story,' so that's exactly what I'm endeavoring to do here.
I am fully willing to admit that I am still not that great at writing convincing romance, so there is little of it in my stories. I've been focusing on it a little more recently in an effort to force myself to get better at it, but on the whole, my stories are mostly plot, character, and action-oriented. Action, intricate storylines, and humor are my strong points, so if that's your thing, you've come to the right place.
That leads into my stance on 'pairings': Romance is not the primary focus of any of my stories. It's an important element of any story, to be sure, but it is always secondary in my work, supporting the character development and plot rather than driving them. Therefore, the 'character' tags on all of my stories are to indicate the primary characters of the story, not the main 'romantic relationship', so keep that in mind when browsing through the list down there. It's a fact of this site and fan-fiction in general that a lot of people are here to write romance stories, but I personally prefer adventure.
About My Stories: Aside from the various smaller stories, I have two main series, one 'Legend of Zelda', and one 'Star Wars', more information below. The oneshots are almost all self-contained. Some are serious, some are funny. Some are funnier than others. ;)
Legend of Zelda: I also have a few humorous oneshots, but most of my 'Zelda' fic belongs to my monstrous epic series, which I spent almost five years writing. My suggested reading order is:
'Hero's Origin'->'The Fourth Piece'->'The Hero of Lightning'->'The Secret War'. ('Secret War' has been abandoned for reasons explained in the last chapter. If you're curious how it would have ended, you can find my outline notes
'Lights in the Darkness' is a spinoff of 'The Hero of Lightning', and can be read at any point after you finish it.
I also have a trilogy of self-insert parodies, in which I, well... parody self-inserts. You see that 'definition' up there that says I have a demented sense of humor? I'm not kidding. Read 'Merciful Nayru, Not Another Self-Insert!', 'Gentle Farore, Not a Sequel!', and 'Flaming Din, Not a Trilogy!' and you will see just how delightfully demented I am. Have fun!
Star Wars: My other monstrous epic, the 'One Missed Strike' series. It was born from an idle thought in January 2009: 'What if Darth Vader had escaped Mustafar unscathed and took over the Empire?' Over four years later, I'm still writing that story, having now moved into the New Jedi Order era. Anything Star Wars with 'One Missed Strike' in the title is set in my AU; everything else is more or less set in the canon universe.
The reading order is: 'Part I'->'Tales From the Rebellion'->'Part II'->'Tales From the Empire'->'Part III'->'Tales From the New Republic'->'The New Jedi Order'.
I intended 'New Jedi Order' to be the end of the OMS series, but as I finished it, I just had too many ideas for further adventures. So, here's what's coming up next:
'One Missed Strike: Vector': A Jedi expedition to the Unknown Regions encounters a mysterious oubliette on a forgotten planet. Inside is the guardian of the Muur talisman, an ancient Sith artifact which holds terrible power. Others seeking the talisman threaten the Jedi group from without, and the temptation of power threatens from within... This story will be short, roughly 10 chapters, and serve as a lead-in for:
'One Missed Strike: Backlash': Thirty years after the Treaty of Alderaan, the galaxy has once again settled into uneasy peace. But peace is a delicate, fragile vase, difficult to craft and all too easily shattered...
Terminator: You know how 'Firefly' fans feel about that show? Well, 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' is my 'Firefly'; I watched it in its original broadcast run, and I was and continue to be extremely aggravated by its cancellation. An official continuation or even conclusion of the story still seems rather unlikely, so I went ahead and wrote my own, in the form of 'Chuck Versus Judgment Day' and its follow-up, 'After The End'. Being, as I am, me, I decided to have some fun with it and put my own spin on things while still staying true to the characters and the overall spirit of the show.
'Chuck Versus Judgment Day': A 'movie-length' crossover between 'TSCC' and 'Chuck', born from an idle thought one morning that it would be interesting if the secret agent 'Greta' who Summer Glau played in one episode of 'Chuck' was really her 'TSCC' character, Cameron. As ideas often do, this quickly snowballed into an actual story, which has turned out to be one of my favorite things I've ever written.
'After The End': Set just after 'Chuck Versus Judgment Day'. As John deals with the aftermath of April 21st, 2011, he wonders: now what?
I have no current plans for more 'Chuck' fanfic, but the 'TSCC' bug has bitten me pretty good, and I have preliminary ideas for at least three more stories:
'Cameron Baum's Day Off': Short, roughly 4-chapter, mostly lighthearted story set in Season 1. John, Cameron and Morris skip school for a day at Cameron's urging. What could possibly go wrong?
'Blood, Steel and Sand': an AU story in which an error in the time jump from the bank vault sends the Connors and Cameron to 1887. Now, they must survive in a world almost as lawless and brutal as the one they hope to prevent, and try to find some way to get home...
'Luminosity': A sequel to 'Chuck Versus Judgment Day', and crossover with at least two other sci-fi universes. All humans are people, but not all people are human. The rise of artificial intelligence seems to be one of the few truly inevitable courses of history. Now, John Connor and his allies must do their best to persuade machines and man to coexist, or see the nightmare future they helped prevent arise after all...
The 'Metroid' stuff isn't very good, so don't bother with it. The only reason any of those three are still up is because I refuse to delete my old stories. The 'Tales of Symphonia' one is just a silly humor story I abandoned a while ago.
Other Stuff: I am always willing to answer questions about my stories, so if there's something you want to ask me, feel free to drop me a PM. I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can, though I am often busy with school and work.
Since I've been writing for a while, I'll leave you with some advice for those just starting out on the path of writing:
Never stop practicing. Every word you write down is another chance to improve your writing style, so always keep on the lookout for ways you can do better. Don't be too proud to take criticism or advice from others, because aside from the occasional jerk, most of us are here to help. And also, even more important, don't ever give up on writing. Sure, you may have a story here and there that just won't work and you have to drop it, but what you do in that case is move on to something else until you get un-stuck. Inspiration is fickle; you never know when it's going to come or how long it'll last, so just write down your ideas in as much detail as you can when you get them. Trust me, it helps a lot later on.
And finally, if you're a new reader, and you're reading some of my older stories for the first time, don't be afraid to leave a review, and please be honest. I'm very curious to see what other people think of my writing; if I wasn't, I wouldn't be putting it up on the Internet, now would I? ;)
Finally finally: DFTBA!
(Don't Forget To Be Awesome!)
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