Martin III
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Joined 12-14-06, id: 1181764, Profile Updated: 03-14-14
Author has written 31 stories for Shining Force, Riviera, Golden Sun, Misc. Games, Nostalgia, and Xenoblade Chronicles.

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News 3/14/14:

Happy Pi Day, everyone! Unfortunately, I couldn't find any way to work Pi into this month's update, the latest (and in all probability, final) tale in the "Write Me No Sonnets" series. But perhaps that would have just gotten in the way of the story. In this tale I attempt to wrap things up with a bang, in a high-paced adventure which nonetheless says a few new things about Pad and Melody's relationship. Enjoy, and don't forget to leave a review! Also, I may as well give a plug here for the fanfic I'm currently Beta reading, ImonZ's "Far Above the Skies". It's in the section for Skies of Arcadia (a game which Nostalgia bears no small resemblance to), and it's a very entertaining read from a veteran Skies of Arcadia writer.

News 2/14/14:

In celebration of Saint Valentine's Day, the next tale in the "Write Me No Sonnets" series is now up! As explained in the author's notes, this will be the penultimate tale in the series, as I close this chapter of my writing career up and move on to other things. I've already started work on a new Shining Force CD novel, and I'm hoping to give better attention to my non-fanfic writing career too. Anyway, enjoy the new tale, and leave a review please!

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To Anyone Who has had their Fiction Reviewed by Me:

1.If you updated your story a while ago and still haven't received a review from me on the new chapter(s), don't be afraid to nudge me with a little PM. Unless I specifically said in my last review that I may not be continuing to read your fic, then I do want to read and review that new chapter. I sometimes lose track of the stories I'm reading here, so every now and then a reminder may be in order.

2.If you're here to thank me for giving your story constructive criticism, please go ahead and drop me a PM. Also, take heart: I've noticed that every writer who has thanked me for my criticism has continuously improved in their quality of writing. And no, it's not because of my criticism (though that does help a little bit). It's because they're open to the idea that aspects of their writing can be improved.

3.If you're here to defend against a criticism that I left for your story, feel free to drop me a PM. However, be forewarned that generally I make criticisms for good reasons, and am quite capable of debating their validity. So if you realize your story has a problem and just want to explain how it happened, or if you think I'm wrong about your story having a problem but are willing to consider that I might be right, go ahead and write me that PM. Heck, even if you're dead certain that I'm wrong, write me that PM if you want; just be advised that I can probably still argue back. I have no problem with people wanting to defend their work; I do it myself all the time. However, read #4.

4.If you're here to complain about the fact that I gave your story constructive criticism, buzz off. I don't force you to read my reviews (though it would be nice if you did, considering that I took all that time to read your story and explain where improvement is needed). And frankly, if you're not willing to improve your work, you probably shouldn't be posting it in the first place. Every writer starts out writing stuff at the quality level of cat vomit, so if you never even accept the possibility that your work isn't sheer brilliance, then everything you ever write will be at that cat vomit level.

To Anyone Who has Read any of my Fics:

Do not under any circumstances hesitate to review. I welcome any sort of feedback, including vehement attacks. Criticism, even non-constructive criticism, is just one more way to see how people feel about my work, which is essential for a writer. I have only two rules for reviewing my fics:

1.Follow FF dot net's rules. In other words, no spam, and no comments that are inappropriate for children to read. Anonymous reviews which break this rule will be promptly deleted. Signed reviews which break this rule will be reported to FF dot net's administrators.

2.Show some indication that you've actually read the fic. For example, the following would be a perfectly acceptable review for The Lord of the Rings: "The world would be a better place if you had died before writing this ludicrously quaint, snooty, well-mannered excuse for a fantasy adventure. And that ending - Gollum trips and falls into Mount Doom? Talk about contrived." A needlessly venomous review, but still acceptable. The following, on the other hand, is unacceptable: "This fic had a few good points, but overall it's pretty stupid." If Tolkien got that review, how could he tell that the "reader" wasn't just someone with a grudge against him? (Yes, there are people who review fics they haven't read as a method of revenge; an associate of mine got a review describing his story as "freaky", when in fact it was a staple romance fic. Pathetic, but true.)

Other than those two simple rules, anything goes. So please, don't feel that if you can't write a nice, polite review, that you shouldn't write one at all. To express your hate for bad fan fiction is your right.

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Hello there, and welcome to Martin III's web page, home of Shining Monthly! (Sorry, but something about a web page for my writing brings out the showman in me.) Every month we bring you a fresh new installment in the Shining saga, ripe with revealing characterizations, devastating tragedies, uplifting triumphs, teary-eyed romance, and even a bit of sword-swinging action on occasion. Each of the Shining tales may be read and enjoyed independently, but as many of the characters appear in multiple tales, there are rewards for reading them all. We sincerely hope that we have caught your interest... if so, move your pointer to the tale of your choice and click... a rich literary experience awaits...

Now leaving showman mode: In general, this is my home for writing video game fanfics. I have many other interests, of course, but video games are the best basis for fanfics. (I'll never understand what would make a person write a fanfic based upon a novel or series of novels or shorts. The prose is already there, for crying out loud!)

Let me know if you like my work, and (of course) I'll be motivated to write more.

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A Hunter's Life by The Exile reviews
The Profound Darkness may have been defeated but, as Chaz soon discovers, a Hunter's work is never done.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 38,307 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/1/2011 - Published: 8/19/2009
Scythes by Avenvia reviews
Menardi runs a finger down the curved blade of the scythe, testing its sharpness. The finger comes away bloody, though Jenna cannot tell if it is the blood of a Proxian or a monster. Vindictively, she wonders if there's even a difference.
Golden Sun - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,898 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/8/2011 - Jenna, Menardi - Complete
The Final Curtain by The Exile reviews
Garian and Carbon Garian are squaring up for their final battle.
Dark Savior - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,546 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/4/2010 - Published: 11/8/2009 - Complete
Shining Legacy by Demonic Weasel reviews
Destiny and prophecy meet when the Shining Force and their allies wage war on Mishalea and her allies, but no one may triumph unless the gods will it...
Shining Force - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 52 - Words: 270,375 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/14/2009 - Published: 7/1/2004 - Complete
Loving You Too by Laa Chase reviews
A Lemon-Flavored 4th OVA. Two-Part One Shot revised on 3/17. /// Momiji finally turns 18. Her childish figure has long since been replaced with a woman’s physique, and Kusanagi can’t hold himself back anymore. He wants her.
Blue Seed - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,810 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/17/2009 - Published: 8/21/2008 - Complete
Restoration by Demonic Weasel reviews
As the backdrop of war in Rune has ended, kingdoms must be rebuilt against a new lack of consensus. The heroes of Cypress and Guardiana must work around new fissures in their relationships with each other and the world.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,220 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/1/2008 - Published: 7/28/2008 - Complete
Moments of Time by Demonic Weasel reviews
Garian escaped Jailer's Island after defeating his Carbon counter-part, however, the contradictions in his existence did not end there. The first of several inter-connected tales exploring Garian's fate.
Dark Savior - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,162 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2008 - Complete
Fina's scheme by ImonZ reviews
Why is Fina acting so strange? What’s she planning? And why won’t she let Vyse and Aika know?
Skies of Arcadia - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,419 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/24/2007 - Published: 12/22/2007 - Complete
Artificial Reality by Renji Akai reviews
When the boundries of video games and real life are broken, this is what could happen.[note: basically a parody of the video game industry, the games they produce, and the typical gamer stereotypes.]
Misc. Games - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,389 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/7/2007 - Published: 6/30/2007
Tea for Two by Whitewash reviews
Yggdra's invited a certain someone over for tea. Unfortunately, Rosary comes around before he does, and she cannot make life any easier for either of them, can she? [RosaryxYggdraxMilanor]
Yggdra Union - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,548 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/3/2007 - Complete
Raiders of the Lost Heart by ImonZ reviews
A young mercenary has to join forces with Vyse, Aika and Fina to find a long lost pirate treasure. Aika sees a dark shadow that dwells within him. Can she help him overcome it? What secret is he hiding from them?
Skies of Arcadia - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 59,832 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/17/2007 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Aika, Vyse, Fina - Complete
Junk Mail by Salacassera reviews
Ash and Marona wake up one morning to find their modest home completely besieged by Sea Mail bottles.
Phantom Brave - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,204 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/11/2007 - Complete
Dreamer Awakened by Ruri Hoshino reviews
Kusanagi has disappeared and Momiji returns to Izumo where she finds her life endangered a circumstance that is, in part, responsible for drawing Kusanagi back into her life.
Blue Seed - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 340,760 - Reviews: 584 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 8/21/2004 - Published: 4/4/2001 - Complete
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Write Me No Sonnets reviews
A series of short romantic comedies from throughout Pad and Melody's relationship, occasionally with angst for flavor. Tale #10: Melody has decided to leave the adventuring party forever. But Pad has a few objections to that, And so, the chase is on.
Nostalgia - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 30,435 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 10/18/2011 - Melody, Pad - Complete
Our Deepest Fear reviews
-SF CD- When Mayfair challenges one of his deepest beliefs, Nick must return to the site of a past trial to find the truth. But that truth may prove too hard for even him to face.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,095 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/3/2013 - Complete
Ten Years Later
-SF CD- Ten years after the events of Shining Force: Sword of Hajya, some old friends reunite. And Deanna has an issue dating back eight years that he'd like resolved.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,107 - Published: 1/3/2013 - Complete
Night of the Resurrection
-Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller- Rachel was right: It doesn't make sense that the Hand of God would go to such exorbitant expense and risk just to make two new people. So what is the real reason she and Gideon Eshanti were marked for death? Can Gideon solve this final puzzle before it's too late? At long last, the truth about The Night of the Re-entombment!
Misc. Games - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,956 - Updated: 11/16/2012 - Published: 11/7/2012 - Complete
The Cruel Heart reviews
Melia reflects on her poor taste in men and her means of dealing with a certain romantic rival. Luckily, she has one friend she can confide in.
Xenoblade Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,789 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Melia - Complete
Shadow of the Future reviews
-SF CD- Natasha confronts Mayfair about her pragmatic marriage. Cypress mages employ desperate measures to free May from bondage to Iom. Nick's son is born. And the first part of the prophecy about Deanna and Natasha's son threatens to come true.
Shining Force - Rated: M - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 38,318 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/4/2012 - Published: 8/22/2011 - Complete
The One I Haven't Lost reviews
-SF1- In the wake of Kane's death, Mae confronts Max about their feelings.
Shining Force - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,755 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/14/2011 - Complete
How the Barefoot Gentleman Pursued the Free Woman reviews
Post-TLA. Felix goes to Prox to find Karst and Agatio, despite his fear that Sheba will hate him for it. But Sheba will be the least of his problems, as Felix's search for love threatens to end in tragedy. Rated T for violence and Felix's heavy cursing.
Golden Sun - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 38,142 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/1/2011 - Published: 9/7/2010 - Felix, Karst - Complete
Dark Nativity reviews
-SFG Final Conflict- How did Mishaela give birth to Mephisto in the midst of her battle with Ian's force? How did he end up in the hands of Zeon's minions? The Shining Force may be better off not knowing. Rated M for graphic violence and adult themes.
Shining Force - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,870 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/17/2011 - Complete
Shining Force: Battle Across Dimensions reviews
English translation of "Shining Force: La Batalla de las Dimensiones" by SulfuroXP. AU crossover with incarnations of characters from Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force Feather, and just about everything in between.
Shining Force - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 13 - Words: 12,759 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/24/2010 - Published: 3/20/2010
Celebration and Negotiation in Iom reviews
-SF CD- It's a grand gathering of the rulers of Cypress, Iom, Guardiana, Sharland, and Emild as they usher in a new era of peace. No peace is perfect, however. Rated M for sexual references and other adult themes.
Shining Force - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,679 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 9/14/2010 - Published: 5/7/2010 - Complete
The Headless Knight reviews
-The Lost Age- The origin of Dullahan. An English translation of NebilimK's tale, rated T for disturbing violence. Another shipping-free fic brought to you by Martin III!
Golden Sun - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,154 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/15/2010 - Complete
Making a Good First Impression reviews
-Shining the Holy Ark- The tale of the first meeting between Arthur, Melody, and Forte.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,606 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Complete
Half False Prophet reviews
-SF1, SFG Final Conflict- What sort of person was Kane before he became possessed? Who was the prophet who warned him of Darksol's revival? And why was Kane consulting him? The answers are found in this story.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,598 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Complete
Hope for the Nations reviews
-SF CD- Chester and May look for a way to placate Emild's king. Deanna and Natasha struggle to rebuild war-torn Iom. Sharland seeks an advantage over Cypress as the alliance with Guardiana tenses. Can Nick hold it all together? Rated M for sexual content.
Shining Force - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 189,887 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/6/2010 - Published: 6/12/2008 - Complete
Into Harm's Way reviews
Wachenröder. The complete version of a scene left incomplete by the game. Bellebete joined the final fight against Vlad for Lucian's sake. But was Lucian right to let her come? Rated T for minor adult themes.
Misc. Games - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,542 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
In Mysterious Ways reviews
Building a family was always an uphill battle for Kyle and Dora. But one obstacle in particular made Dora doubt if even their love could pull them through. Bouldershipping. Written for rounin's fanfic contest. Rated T for several adult themes.
Golden Sun - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,904 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 9/10/2009 - Dora, Kyle - Complete
Terror in the Night reviews
-SF2- The peaceful sleep of Granseal's residents is shattered by the coming of a monstrous creature. What it wants: Bowie.
Shining Force - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,858 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/31/2009 - Complete
Of Gods and Mortals reviews
Sheba has a side to her that, in retrospect, Felix should have expected before they landed in Lalivero to drop her off. If he had, he could have avoided this whole mess. A shipping-free fic, rated T for minor adult themes and electric shocks.
Golden Sun - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,773 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/23/2009 - Felix, Sheba - Complete
Anhelos
Shining the Holy Ark. Aunque la búsqueda de Arthur, Melody, y Rodi para ser Innovators no empezó de verdad hasta que Arthur y Melody arrinconaron a Rodi en la cueva de Desire, las semillas de su destino fueron sembradas años antes.
Shining Force - Rated: K+ - Spanish - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,132 - Published: 5/17/2009 - Complete
Not Important reviews
-SF CD- During Nick's adult life, already several events have changed him forever. The first was the murder of his family. This is a tale of the second. Rated T for minor adult themes.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,494 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 12/21/2008 - Complete
Valentine's Day in Riviera reviews
Serene and Ein are geared up for Valentine's Day. Fia has never been interested in the holiday...but that was before she met Ein. No, my loyal readers, this is NOT a joke,NOT a hoax,and NOT by a ghost writer!
Riviera - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,297 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Published: 8/21/2008 - Fia/Fiaa, Ein/Ecthel - Complete
Loyalties reviews
-SF CD- Dantom was always sure of two things:that nothing could stand against King Gadrios, and that he would serve Gadrios and his heirs until he died. But other loyalties would arise to make demands. Rated T for violence and adult themes.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,694 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/5/2008 - Complete
Not Quite Alone reviews
-Shining the Holy Ark- Arthur takes on a simple mercenary job, but when some old friends get involved, it's not only the job that gets a notch more complicated. Rated T for violence and offensive language.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,830 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/5/2008 - Complete
The Proposal reviews
SF CD Nick has made up his mind: Mayfair is his ideal wife. There could be no better queen for Cypress. But can he make Mayfair herself see things that way? Meanwhile,the new enemies of Cypress and Iom are gathering... Rated T for minor adult themes.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 35,778 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/5/2008 - Published: 11/21/2007 - Complete
The Old Order Passes Away reviews
[SFG Final Conflict, SF2] Parenthood is always a big step. For a now middleaged Ian, always more accustomed to the battlefield than to family, it may be an insurmountable one. Rated T for adult themes,violence,and offensive language.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,496 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/21/2007 - Published: 9/20/2007 - Complete
Maggie May reviews
[Shining Wisdom] During a quick rest stop at an Odegan village, Kazin rethinks his relationship with Sarah and comes to an unpleasant conclusion. Rated M for sexual content.
Shining Force - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,533 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/21/2007 - Complete
Longings reviews
[Shining the Holy Ark] Though Arthur, Melody, and Rodi's journey to become Innovators did not truly begin until Arthur and Melody cornered Rodi in the Cave of Desire, the seeds of their destiny were sown long before. Spoiler free.
Shining Force - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,449 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/18/2007 - Complete
While You Guys Were Out reviews
[SF CD] Nearly all the adults at Castle Cypress have headed off to war with Iom, except for Mayfair... who has suddenly gone missing. What are a bunch of adolescents left in charge of a castle to do? Rated T for minor adult themes.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,052 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/24/2007 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Complete
Deanna and Natasha reviews
[SF CD] He was an Iom soldier,psychologically crippled since boyhood by his late father. She,a Cypress mage hopelessly lovestruck by her king. Yet their mutual love forged them into two of Cypress's greatest heroes. Rated T for violence and adult themes.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 22 - Words: 67,456 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 5/21/2007 - Published: 2/11/2007 - Complete
The King's Friends reviews
[SF CD] The Cypress army is mustering,but it will take more than brute force to defeat Iom. To save his kingdom and his arm,Prince Nick may have to deceive his own friends. Fortunately,this is nothing new for Nick. Rated T for minor adult themes.
Shining Force - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,063 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/18/2006 - Complete
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