Author has written 16 stories for Animorphs, Road Rovers, Spider-Man, All Dogs go to Heaven, Dragons in Our Midst, Treasure Island, Balto, Sly Cooper, Zootopia, and Bolt.
Hey, Omnitrix 12 here (you knew that). Decided my profile was overdue for an update.
I do a lot of writing, and although I tried to leave fan fiction behind to focus on writing books (as yet unpublished, but I've made a promising contact), I just couldn't stay away. Got a lot of projects in the works (ask if you want to know; I've got so many it's not even funny anymore), but the main ones at present are for Balto and Zootopia. Hope you like 'em once they're up.
Just a little info about me (none of this is exhaustive, naturally):
First of all, fair warning: I'm a Christian. I won't say I am or am not a religious fanatic because that term and its applications generally will come down to personal opinion. Do I protest at funerals or wave a Bible around all day? No; no I do not. Can I get along with people who aren't Christians? Certainly, if they can get along with me. The bottom line is, I believe in Jesus Christ; that He's the Son of God and the only way to God. I say this as a courtesy to pople who don't like that, so they can feel free to have nothing more to do with me or my stories (because they're tolerant or something).
I like Christian stories, clean romance, and comedy. I try to avoid dirty stuff because it dishonors God and the human body. Also because I want to be a children's author, so I'm trying to keep my head clean.
Please do not ask me to read stories which try to paint wrongdoing (e.g. lying, stealing, cheating) as good, or which paint good things as bad. I won't like them, which means you probably won't like my feedback unless you're a troll. I'll assume in good faith that you are not a troll.
Jesus had no servants, yet they called him Master...
He had no degree, yet they called him Teacher...
He had no medicine, yet they called him Healer...
He had no army, yet kings feared him...
He won no military battles, yet he conquered the World...
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him...
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today
And now a few things about me:
Hobbies, Interests, and Skills: I collect a few things, including books (I love to read), swords and knives (you read me right), art, and Bakugan. The last I blame my little brother for; his love of the game kind of rubbed off on me. I also have some skill in woodworking and landscaping, an interest in professional writing, and I like to design things. I'm very much into dragons.
Games: Chess (when I can find an opponent), Zoo Tycoon, Skyrim.
Favorite Authors: Bryan Davis, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many more.
Education: I graduated from the Word of Life Bible Institute, and am holding off on further studies until I manage to pay off my existing loans. I have been advised to pursue a degree in journalism, and I may minor in the culinary arts or something pertaining to construction/home repair.
Current Endeavors: Various stories, mostly of the fantasy genre. I'm trying to get a book published, but it's slow going.
A few movies, books, and shows I enjoy:
Balto: I liked the story years before they even had a movie, let alone three. Admittedly, the story is about as true to the facts as Barack Obama's claims of progress, but it's enjoyable in its own right and doesn't have an insidious agenda. Besides, I always like to root for a noble-hearted underdog. As for the sequels, it's true they lack some things when measured up against the original. But then, half the sequel-slammers I've met would rather have seen Jenna choose Steele anyway, so who cares what they say? In and of themselves, the sequels do have their good points. The shamanism in Wolf Quest and Stella in Wings of Change are not among them. Projects in the works relating to Balto are White Legend Reborn and What's Love Anyway? The Toby series is on hiatus.
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The original's a classic, the sequel is fun, and they as well as the series, while not at all maintaining a consistent storyline, are enjoyable. I find the second movie more entertaining to watch than the first, and have a hard time understanding people who make a big fuss because it's not like the original. As for the series, granted the storyline is out of whack. But the episodes do have some fairly engaging plots and a good lesson here and there. No current projects for it, but I have one on hold and a fun crossover idea.
Road Rovers: I grew up watching the show, and the characters are fun to write about. 'Nuff said. I hope to write a series of fanfics showing how a reboot would go if I was in charge.
Wishbone: It's too bad the show's not on anymore, because we really do need to encourage kids to take an interest in classical literature and older things in general. Besides, as you may have guessed, I'm a dog person. I have one Wishbone project (trying to get some co-authoring worked out for it) called Pilgrim's Pawgress, a book-length Wishbone take on Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan.
Spider-Man: I've always had a thing for climbing; rocks, trees, even the house I grew up in. So I find it pretty easy to connect with Spider-man. Then there's his strength, agility, spider-sense, and webs, all of which have their handy little uses. Most of all, there's the fact that he always keeps trying no matter the odds, always following his motto: With great power comes great responsibility.
Dragons in our Midst and Oracles of Fire: I still remember when I first saw Raising Dragons in the book store. Between it being about dragons and being in a Christian bookstore, it had my attention at once. And thanks to Bryan Davis' literary genius for combining timeless truths, ancient legends, and contemporary characters, he's kept it from that day to this. One story on hold; Inside This Armor.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Another world that could be entered just around the next corner or just through that door on the left. Magical creatures and ancient prophecies. And the story of God's love for mankind as it would play out in such a world. Epic win.
Bloodhounds, Inc.: What do you get when you combine a town full of mysteries, two kids determined to solve them (plus a dog with a nose for trouble), Biblical values, and an assortment of disaster-prone gadgets? You get Bloodhounds, Incorporated, the funniest mystery series since Scooby Doo.
Adventures in Odyssey: John Avery Whittaker, retired teacher and now owner and manager of Whit's End, teaches kids and families alike about the power of God's truth in our world in any and every situation. From selling ice cream and teaching Sunday school to solving crimes and stopping syndicates bent on world domination, Adventures in Odyssey is a radio series like no other. Exciting stories, solid teaching, and fun moments just about anyone can enjoy.
Spy Kids: Family movies, awesome gadgets, and exciting action. The world's greatest secret agents... fun-sized. It's like James Bond for all ages.
Animorphs: What if you had the power to turn into any animal you could touch? What if you had to use that power, because a race of evil aliens were threatening to enslave every human being on the face of the earth? Sounds like my idea of fun.
Danny Phantom: The son of the world's two greatest ghost hunters accidentally gives himself ghost powers and then has to use them to fight all kinds of other-dimensional beings invading his town and our world. As a Christian, I'm leery of ghosts in the standard sense (as opposed to the science fictionalized variety in the show). As a guy who's always forgetting his keys, on the other hand, I'm easily fascinated by anyone who can walk through walls. And as a guy who has been caught going out on the roof since age five, flight has its appeals as well.
Pokemon: Yeah, it's juvenile sometimes. It's still fun. Two concepts on hold.
Hannah Barbera's Stories From the Bible: While excavating some ancient ruins, two young archeologists, Derrick and Margo, and their nomad friend, Moki, fall into a whirlpool of sand and discover a chamber filled with ancient relics. And, at the far end, a door which will lead them to the greatest adventure of their lives: the Bible!
I'll just save you a list and tell it plain and simple. If a relationship is canon, I usually support it. I don't support same-sex romances, ones with a significant age gap, sibling romances, or ones where the individuals involved are of different species (I'm a bit flexible on that last one depending on the context of the story. I definitely don't support relationships where one party is a psychopath or an egomaniac, or where one of them wants to kill the other's alter-ego.
Favorite Dialogue and Quotes:
Other people may not think much of me, but Jesus says I'm to die for. Anonymous
Danny: What do you want, Skulker?
Bolt: Don't move! If I stare at the lock really hard, it'll burst into flames and melt.
Will Stronghold: If life were to suddenly get fair, I doubt it would happen in high school.
Falcon: What would you be without me?
Doctor Octopus:Do you EVER SHUT UP?!?!?!
Peter Parker: (over the phone to Norman Osborne) I don't know what to say. (thinking) Except, "Sorry Norm, you give me the creeps."
Fanfics on hold:
Toby Part Two: Steele's Revenge Steele is back, and he knows the secret Luna's family has been hiding. So when Taya goes missing, it's up to Copper, Luna, and Toby to save her. But even they can't save her from the demons of her past. In Progress
Fanfics I'd Like to Write:
Redemption You've read The Silent War. Now find out what came before, and after, as one girl's blind wanderings lead her into a trap, and a guiding light reveals her one hope of survival in the closest the world has yet come to a living Hell. Post Pending
Paw-grim's Progress When Joe finds a strange little book and starts thinking some strange things, everything gets, well, kind of strange. Wishbone is reminded of a classic story about another man whose life-changing journey began with what he read in a book. Post Pending
Pokemon: By the Book Ash, Misty, and Brock encounter a trainer named Noah with some training techniques that prove extremely unusual and extremely effective. Is he just a brilliant strategist, or is there something more to his methods? And what's up with that book he's always carrying around? Non-canon. Post Pending
...And Sin No More Sandman battling terrorists? Molten Man saving Spider-Man's life? The Vulture running his own company to produce flight harnesses? What the heck is going on here? And what does it have to do with that elusive man who's been making the rounds? Post Pending
Pokemon: Spectrum My own version of how the Pokemon games should be, told in story form. Douglas Owens, a young fanatic of all things underground, takes on the League Challenge in order to unearth the truth of his father's four-year disappearance in a place only the greatest dare to go. New Gyms, new battle techniques, quite possibly a new region, and a world of new trainers and styles. Gaming details chapter by chapter. Post Pending
And just to round it out, a few fics I'll recommend by other writers:
The First Day, a decidedly dramatic take on Nick Wilde's first day in the Zootopia Police Department by forgetthosewords
Wilde Academy, a funny and promising take on Nick Wilde's days in the ZPD, written by my friend AngloFalcon. Please get after him to finish this one, folks; I'm aching to see where it leads.
If you'd like to have something put up on here, feel free to ask and I'll check it out (I prefer to share finished works, but if I like what I see at the start I may make an exception). Fair warning: I don't even consider fics with explicit/excessive sexual material or grotesque violence - and if there's a lot of pointless cursing, drug use, etc., especially by good guys, your chances are slim there too.
Anything else you want to know, just ask! :)