Author has written 14 stories for Final Fantasy VIII, Suikoden, and Legend of Zelda.
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Got a twitter to post the update progress of my stories, or just another way for people to contact me. Not sure how useful it'll be but feel free to follow. Twitter
What do you prefer: Multi-chapter stories or One-Shots?
93% for Multi-chapter and only 7% for One-Shots. Pretty Definite.
As soon as you get on Fanfiction do you change the rating to 'All?
76% says Yes and 24% says No.
Anyone else think the Final Fantasy 8 Fandom is dying?
34% says "Yes it seems to be dying" with 30% saying "Little but nothing serious" There were others but they didn't come close to these two. So it does seem that others also think FF8 section is dying a little.
What should my next fic be? A romance fic or a new war fic?
Well it was 85% to 15% Warfic to romance fic. So looks like my next fic will be God's Forsaken Land. Check it out.
What would you rather read? Longer chapters every couple of weeks, or shorter chapters every week?
Hey 50/50 split. So i guess that didn't solve anything.
Hey It's been a while since I've updated my profile so just wanted to let everyone know what's going on. Fate Favors The Fearless is definitely still my top priority. I love writing it and I get a lot of support for it so I feel those fans deserve updates...however slow they may be. The war is finally here so lots of action coming up. I have been dying to write the battle scenes so really once I get started things should really move along.
Saying that, the next update I plan on is for God's Dirty Work. I am ashamed to admit it but God's Dirty Work hasn't been updated in over a year. I've begun writing the chapter and I hope it isn't too long before I get it out. There are't many chapters left for GDW, I'm not sure the exact amount but it will probably be around five as of right now. I've never been good at planning out my chapter length's though, so there is a good chance their may be more. Either way. I promise next update is God's Dirty Work and it will be soon...ish.
Don't worry you God Dirty Work fans, that's not forgotten. After my finals are over I want to update that next. (No promises) It's been a while and the next chapter I've had planned out in my head for a while. And oh man will it be bloody gruesome violence, exciting right?
And for those God Forsaken Land fans, who seem to be a growing cult i'm learning since many of you have literally told me to put God's Dirt Work on hold and write God's Forsaken Land instead. I have officially started the next chapter. Now, those that know me will know, this means absolutely nothing. I write most of my chapters in a matter of days, but there is a lot of in between time where I don't write at all for certain reasons. But (again no promises) I want to continue that story, i think everyone will like where it's going. The problem was when i started the story, i planned out like a huge long 20 or 30 chapter story, and there's no way i can do that now. So i've been trying to cut it down in my head while it still holds all the grittiness and substance without it being super long. But i think i've figured it out, so maybe i'll be able to start getting it back in the update rotation. Again - and i strongly emphasize this - no promises. These are just my thoughts.
Writing Progress: A lot of people ask me this so I figured I'd just put it in my profile.
Some people write a couple hundred words a day or every week and slowly get a chapter done. This is the normal route, I believe, and it is suggested by many people. Not me, I straight-up cannon ball it. That means, four or five months may go by without me typing a single word. Then, I just dive in and write the entire chapter in a couple days. Sometimes in one day, which happens more than you'd think. Now I know what you're thinking. "Why don't you update every week or every other week then?" I do actually have a life, part of the reason I just write a lot in a couple days is because often times, I only have a free day or two. Otherwise I'm tied down by my life. So when I get a free minute, I get down as much as I possible can. So, that's how I do it. Is it the best why? Most definitely not, but it's the way I've always done it for some reason, and I haven't been able to change it.
Story creation origins:
Well i was bored one night and needed something to do. So, i figured it would be kinda interesting to say how i came up with all my fic ideas...well i think it might be at least.
Forgotten Memories: This one has a simple background, after i beat the game i came up with this idea of Freyjadour trying to kill himself and Miakis stopping him. It really should've just been a one-shot but for some reason i made it a multichapter story. Honestly i didn't discover a plot until like chapter ten...no surprise there.
Pirate Prince: I watched all three Pirate of the Caribbean in a row and just really wanted to do a pirate story...that's about it. The reason i wrote it for Suikoden 5 is simply cause i was writing in that fandom at that time. Once again...this story wasn't thought through to well.
Bleed It Out: Alright this one is actually strange kinda. I was swimming in Lake Ontario and even though it's a lake, it is a great lake, so it has waves. And with waves comes the undertow...i was dragged under. Nothing serious, there isn't some crazy almost died story here. Just while i was under the water for some reason i got this flash to Rinoa falling off some peer in the ocean and Squall diving in to save her. Now those that read BIO know that never happened in the fic...strange ain't it. But that's the truth, i came up with that idea and when i started writing BIO everything just changed.
God's Dirt Work: Okay the song Handlebars by the Flobots. Well i heard that song like before it was on the radio a million times a day. I thought of a great idea of Squall and co. assassinating Caraway to that song...whaddya know that's chapter 2 but not with the song Handlebars. By the time i actually wrote that chapter the song was so popular it kinda annoyed me so i didn't use it. I used All Along The Watch Tower instead...which still worked. Still from that one song my mind started thinking about killing criminals and stuff and soon a story developed out of it all. Also it does need to be said that Boondock Saints is my favorite movie but i honestly didn't plan my fic off that movie or anything. Just happened to coincide with it.
God's Forsaken Land: Alright some might remember the poll i had in my profile. It was either going to be a war story or a romance/comedy (by the way i do have a romance story in mind but im not sure if i'm actually going to write it or not) War story won out so i agreed to write that one, but saying that doesn't tell you how i came up with it. I was watching the HBO series Band of Brothers and one episode follows a medic and i loved that episode. That's where i got the idea to make Rinoa a medic and have the battles be really gruesome and almost terrifying. That's why my story is kinda more like WWII than anything, simply because in do really enjoy the history and style around that war.
Fate Favors The Fearless: After i beat Twilight Princess i thought of how Ordon was shunned all the way down in the south. I decided it would be cool to have Ordon hate Hyrule and also since Link is always so strong, i decided to make the village itself a strong one. So really there was no thing that made me come up with that story, it just popped into my head. Well whatever works.
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I am currently writing a joint fic with Fantasy Fan Girl. As strange as this might be it's for the Full Metal Alchemist fandom. Something i've never written in before seeing as i only write for video games. It's an AU story about a psychopath murder that Winry is trying to find. Still there are a couple chapters up already and it's going quite well. You don't even really need to know anything about FMA either. It really is a great story and i strongly suggest you go read it. The link's below.
Forgotten Memories: The prince is trying to get on with his life after the tragic events, it takes place as if you got the bad ending. He is the same nice guy but a few things are different about him, as if he is more mature. He has been through a war and seen many bad things, he begins to find himself more attached to Miakis, and the story basically goes around that. COMPLETE
Pirate Prince: The prince gets tired of his royal life and decides to runaway. He knows they will look for him and figures he must leave the country. He flees to the Island Nations and some events occur (have to read and find out) causing him to become a pirate. Four years later Miakis hears something that causes her to figure out where the prince might be. As quickly as she can, she hurries to find him. (Not a crossover)
Bleed It Out: Squall is a badass and Rinoa is a little princess who has never done anything wrong in her life. Rinoa moves to Balamb with her dad and meets Squall who lives across the street. She notices that Squall is hated by a lot of people for acting the way he does, but for some reason he has a tight group of friends that he is always with. These friends don't seem as bad as him and Rinoa tries to figure out if there is more to Squall, does he have a soft side that lets him get close to people. If so, why does she hear all these bad rumors about him and his friends? COMPLETE
God's Dirty Work: This fic is all about Squall and his friends taking the law into their own hands. But really cooler then what that actually implies. There will be action scenes, humor scenes and of course romantic scenes. Also this story could possibly make you think a bit. For why things are done some ways and just some thoughts about religion and how it can really effect our lives. But this isn't some preachy little fic. If you can imagine, it is the cooler side that religion has. Like the Divine Commedy, Dante's Inferno style.
God's Forsaken Land: Yeah i know another religious sounding title but this doesn't really have to do with religion. Esthar and Galbadia's war spills onto the plains of Balamb. Squall is a mysterious master gunblader that is leading a resistance against both countries. Meanwhile Rinoa is a medic that finally gets her chance to go to war. She joins and elite team that only has one goal. Kill Squall Leonhart.
Fate Favours the Fearless: It takes place in the Twilight Princess' setting. Link is from Ordon which is hated by the rest of Hyrule. Ordon is thought of as brutes and savages. What starts off on a unwanted goat delivery to Castle Town turns into a spiral of events that grabs hold of Link and thrusts him into an epic adventure with fighting, humor, and love.
Melancholy Princess: Link has to go away from the castle for long periods at a time leaving a depressed Zelda behind. The only hope she has is to wait for a letter from her beloved. Except, there has been an unusually long absence between letters. Will she lose all hope of reality or will she finally hear from Link? Could Link already be dead? ONE-SHOT
Life's Funny Like That: Squall is a very successful solider in SeeD and has been promoted to Captain--making him the youngest Captain ever. Yet, he finds no enjoyment in life. He begins having dreams of a beautiful woman and decides he needs to find her. He follows a series of hints as he searches across the world to find his dream girl. He meets a lot of people all with their own little advice on life and starts to reflect on his own. But he won't be happy unless he finds his dream girl, that is, if she even exists. ONE-SHOT.
Find Me: Three months ago Rinoa disappeared. Everyone told Squall she was dead and that he had to move on but he couldn't. He refused to believe she was gone as he clung to desperate hope. One night, he received a phone call from Rinoa telling him to find her. However, no one else believed the call was real, they all think Squall lost his mind over the grieving loss of Rinoa. He goes on a desperate, vengeful search to find Rinoa, but is she really alive? TWO-SHOT
Squall's Soft Side: Rinoa know's Squall is going to propose and enjoys watching him struggle in mustering up the courage to actually say the words. (Coincidently, my one and only story that has no cursing in it, come on, now you're intrigued). ONE-SHOT
Disciplinary Committee: Squall is the leader of the Disciplinary Committee which is made up of the most powerful SeeDs to keep the other SeeDs in check. Basically, bullies to beat up the bullies. Rinoa is in the Disciplinary Committee and has loved Squall for a long time, but he doesn't love her back. ONE-SHOT
Fire Drill: This was a challenge fic that Fantasy Fan Girl told me to do. I had to include a couple things in it and it had to do with a Fire Drill. Story-wise I have Rinoa accusing Squall of kissing another girl. Things happen as expected. It's OOC fair warning. ONE-SHOT
Crazy Day at The Office: Its just a little humourish, fluffly Squall X Rinoa which seems to be the best combination for one-shots apparently. Takes about five minutes too read and since i fixed Rinoa's name it can actually be read without ignoring a main characters name. So give it a try, I'd love a review even if its years later. ONE-SHOT
No More: Squall has loved Rinoa for a long time but has always been in the "friend zone" since she's always dated Seifer. Can one night change everything between them? ONE-SHOT
Feel free to PM me at any time.. It can be a question about a story involving the plot or something along those lines. It could just be asking me my updating progress. Or, if you just wanted to say 'what's up' feel free. Don't worry, you aren't bothering me and I will always answer. I love hearing from you guys.
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