Author has written 11 stories for Ranma, Harry Potter, X-overs, Girl Genius, Naruto, Shadowrun, and Misc. Tv Shows.
Status update the probable second-to-last:
After nearly five years without logging into this site bar one occasion a week or two ago during which I answered one private message which annoyed me so much I looked no further ('there is no conceivable way wizards would not be able to nosell bullets' my hairy Scottish arse) and I forget how long (but it's into the years) with the site set not to forwards private messages or reviews to my email account, it's come to my attention (via slightly disconcerting effort on the part of someone I presume is a fanfic reader as they used info I'd unthinkingly dropped here) that some people have been wondering if I am dead.
Suffice to say that I am not.
However, there is a roughly 99% certainty that my fics are in fact dead, for varying reasons. It's now somewhat over a year since the last time I so much as opened a fanfic file; my creative juices have almost exclusively been going into original work for years at this time - an original work that I am coming quite close to ready to launch, though as per usual I will not put a set date on it as I really don't know. I'm pretty sure I have all the puzzle pieces but may discover some needing made before everything's fully assembled.
I am not calling my fics definitely abandoned as said original work is intended to become a webcomic, and once I have it written and am instead beginning to draw it, I may very well need something to put my writing urges into - but I am not willing to make any promises I'm uncertain if I'll be able to back up.
If you're wondering why, basically the limitations of fanfic (what few I've ever accepted) got too much so I decided better to build my own sandpit. Top Dog I wrote myself into a corner on; I started going long before I had the core plot worked out, with the result that if it's ever going to go any further it's going to need fully rewritten and replotted, an amount of work (we're talking thousands of hours) I'd rather put into something I can potentially earn a few quid from; Book of Dobby and its various variants were all, at the end of the story, a one-liner joke without the substance to carry an actual story; Enter the Dragon ran headlong into the difficulty of trying to make a Calvin and Hobbes knock-off protagonist grow up without losing that essential Calvin-ness; and The Sea King is, happily, hundred-percent complete.
Just to be clear: I do not receive private messages or reviews from this website and I will not be logging back into this site until it's time to note that I've began publication of my Big Original Project as I dare say a few folks here would appreciate hearing about it. You'll know it's launched a few minutes after I do.So long guys, and (to quote one of my favourite-ever books) thanks for all the fish.
- Doghead13, November 13th 2015.
Unexpected update: A user of this site has taken it upon himself to continue Enter the Dragon. It's really quite good and I wish him well.
- Doghead13, 26/07/2016.