Author has written 7 stories for Avatar, and Mass Effect.
Yep. So, thanks to, most likely, having nothing better to do you are now staring at my user profile on Fanfiction.net. Congratulations.
Since you're probably expecting to read something about, well, me here, I suppose I can put down some information about myself and what I'm working on, though I do want it noted that this seems like a large amount of effort on my part to minimal on yours.
I'm twenty seven years old, male, and from and currently living in the state of Wisconsin. As most people who know me will tell you, I'm calm and quiet to the point of usually being overlooked in most situations, which suits me just fine. Thanks to having more than a few teachers in my family, I have a deep rooted interest in history, especially of the military variety (Particularly of the obscure and largely useless types, I can still identify the main batteries of most, if not all, battleships of the second world war age. Yay me.).
My abiding love of science fiction began when my father bought me a copy of Wedge's Gambit, the second book in the X-Wing series, and I was forever hooked, going so far as to create my own little universe and language while in grade school, a universe I am still expanding upon in the hopes of on day writing full sized tales for it.
Currently I work as an a glorified software consultant, but hope to eventually become a writer or a video game programmer (the latter of which is actually what my degree is in).
I also have an account on "Archive of Our Own", with roughly the same user name. Copies of my stories can be found there, including more explicit versions of the Another Realm series.
Massive thanks to GreaterGoodIreland for creating a Tropes page for my Another Realm series. If the link doesn't appear below (The links in my profile don't always seem to work appropriately) it can be found at: tvtropes . org / pmwiki / pmwiki . php / Fanfic / AnotherRealm. Remove the spaces, of course.
Please, if you have the time, take some of it and edit the page. I would love to see what my readers think of the tropes in play within the story. If you don't have an account there, or don't want to make one, feel free to PM me with your thoughts and I'd be thrilled to add it for you.
With the already grey area that all of us here are writing in, given that this is Fan Fiction, if anyone wishes to use characters that I've created in my stories within their own please feel free to do so. All I ask is the following;
Preferred Writing Music:
What I like to read: Anything that's well written that catches my eye really.. in terms of published stories, that currently means the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, and Destroymen by Taylor Anderson. Waiting for the next ones in either of those series is always painful because I want them the moment I finish the latest one.
As far as fan-fiction goes.. my taste is a bit eclectic. The first criteria is that is has to be well written, and despite my own occasional grammar failings, has to be reasonably well done in that regard. Usually I find new stories on TV-Tropes when I elect to dive into a new universe, although since I've hit most of those I've gone back to the old stand-by of looking up pairings or scenarios that I like. I suppose my biggest road block is that I like it to be believable and relatable to canon. OOC, even sometimes minor bits of it, can be a huge turn off.
The Semper Trilogy
"We don't want more war. But if it comes down to the survival of humanity, or the survival of the Na'vi, there is only one choice."
Semper Victoria, and Semper Furor (Finished)
My first fanfiction story, and one that I am quite proud of. It was, funnily enough, both born and written quickly. The first chapter was posted the day it was written, and the same for the last, a pace of writing I have since tried to recapture without success.
It began when I was watching Avatar, shortly after the special edition came out, and reading Avatar fanfiction. I will not lie, I'm not the largest fan of much of the other works that take place in James Cameron's universe, with almost all of it being pro-Na'vi, and the majority of what little pro-human fanfiction typically resulting in curb-stomps (to note, this is realistic, but i find it to be rather boring reading).
My hope was to create a story from a more pro-human perspective, but one that did not portray the Na'vi as truly evil, nor humanity as being powerful beyond measure, and I like to think that I did a half-way decent job with it. I was also, I must say, both flattered and blown away by the continuous and largely positive responses that I earned during the review process, and I must send out special thanks to Khaos974 for placing the first two stories of the Semper universe onto the TvTropes recommends, and to LadyGeekGirl for praising my work on her blog.
Semper Furor, the sequel to Victoria, now finally finished after some years, was difficult. It was born largely out of my belief that my readers expected a sequel, and began at a steady enough pace. Unfortunately, several events conspired against me here. Firstly, the outline for Furor grew massively in scope, and had I finished the story according to it, it would have been a monster in the 300k word range, with a prelude arc, a major arc, and no fewer than three minor arcs.
As everyone who followed through the process knows, I rather botched it, thanks in part to getting a programming job, which demands far more of my time and energy than the cashier supervisor role that I held while writing Victoria. Eventually, and with significant input from my reviewers, I cut Furor off after the first arc, leaving it as a stand-alone story. The original major arc from Furor, with all of the minor arcs that began to clutter up Furor removed, will now be the story Semper Vitae.
Semper Vitae (On hiatus)
Summary: Six months after the Battle of the Riverbed, the lives of those involved have yet to return to normal. Within Tartarus, the debate rages as to the fate of the young rebels still held prisoner, and worried eyes begin to turn to the south, were rumors and tales of gathering tribes have begun to grow. Nearby, an exhausted and weary Jake and Neytiri are doing all they can to keep their people together, and must balance their grief of the past with fear for the future.
Currently on long-term hiatus due to lack of motivation. Perhaps when Avatar 2 comes out I will be inspired to resume.
Stories: Mass Effect
Another Realm - Series
"Things have gotten... complicated."
Hopefully the first of a self-insertion series into the Mass Effect universe. This largely began as a private effort to improve my ability to write in the first person without having to worry about universe creation, but I liked it enough to start posting the chapters here. As so many do, have to credit Mass Vexations and Masses to Masses for inspiring the idea and giving me a rough idea of how to start this out.
Tried to shake it up a little bit with the protagonist arriving on Illium several years before the first game, and also not being the person 'chosen' to join Shepard and her crew. That isn't to say that the Normandy won't become involved in the story, but that things will get.. complicated as the story progresses. Right now projects have this series running as long as seven separate stories, each with two to three arcs within them. I'm contemplating on ways to cut that down, but right now it's likely that this is going to be a long haul.
Another Realm: Arrival (Finished)
Summary: So, I've woken up with a pounding migraine and a million questions, and no answers are in sight. The best I can do is learn to survive as I try to get ready for the invasion that I know is coming. But like everybody knows, Illium is not a safe planet. When all I've got for friends are a jaded mechanic, a bitter matriarch, and a Batarian exile, even survival can prove to be hard.
- For those of you looking for the explicit version, please see the copy on An Archive of Our Own. I will note in my author's section at the end of each chapter if explicit material was cut from that chapter.
- For those looking for a better understanding of his power armor, it is not on the Atlas mech scale. The inspiration is partly from the Mk1 Iron Man suit, along with inner sphere standard armor from battletech. A google search of the latter would give you a decent idea, just remove the laser cannon for another hand and get rid of the jump jets.
Another Realm: Terminus (Finished)
Summary: It's been six months since our part in the war against the Blue Suns ended on Illium, but just because we think we're out doesn't mean that our enemies feel the same. Between Batarian politics, strange assassins, and reluctant rescue missions.. it would seem that my life is going to become extremely complicated yet again. Which figures, I was just starting to get comfortable.
This story is in the process of being written. Currently my goal is to maintain a two chapter 'buffer' between what I have done and what's been posted. At a minimum expect an update once per week.
Massive thanks to The Blocked Writer for consenting to act as my beta for this story. He was massively helpful in cleaning up both my outline and focusing my thoughts on what I wanted to do in this story.
Another Realm: Rōnin (Writing in Process)
Another Realm: Vengeance (General Outline Completed)
Another Realm: Chevalier (Plot Set)
Another Realm: Hellhounds (Planned)
Another Realm: Götterdämmerung (Planned)
Another Realm - Spinoffs
AR: Huntress (Outlining in progress)
A vignette exploring the life of the Matriarch's Chosen One after her own arrival into the Mass Effect universe.
AR: Exploring the Galaxy (In Progress)
The collected Author's Fun Facts from Arrival and Terminus, as well as other information that expand the divergences between the canon Mass Effect and the Another Realm verse.
The Realm Wars - A Bleach fanfic where the Seireitei was just one of three different cities in the afterlife, each corresponding to different areas of Earth (One for the americas, one for Europa and africa, and one for asia and oceania). It was similar to Semper Furor in the POV switching several times within one chapter to cover as much of the plot as possible, but the response was tepid both of the times I posted it. What reviews I had were positive, but there tended to be rather few of them. That the chapters tended to be beastly may not have helped either.
I might try to get it going again after the AR series.
Semper Obscura - An attempt to develop some of the OC's from Semper Victoria and Semper Furor, and go into a bit of things that I didn't have time to do in those stories. I rather liked the few chapters that I did, but discontinued it after they got a very lackluster response.
A Hollow Duel - Cute little one shot of Ichigo and Shinji sparring. Wasn't all that well written, might clean it up and repost if I can get any inspiration to work on Bleach again.