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Joined 03-28-08, id: 1536508, Profile Updated: 08-17-18
Author has written 16 stories for Fire Emblem, Advance Wars, Pokémon, Warhammer, and Final Fantasy I-VI.

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Metallover's Self Insert Adventure (or, metallover ruins Fire Emblem Awakening)

Future's End (the sequel story to Invisible Ties, set in my Fire Emblem Awakening AU)

Blazing Trinity (a loose adaptation/novelization of Fire Emblem Blazing Blade)

My current profile artwork is fanart of Self-Insert me from the Self Insert Adventure. Thanks to XcelltasticX for drawing me so bad-ass.

Well, that previous update was weepy as hell. Whoops. My bad. You'd think I'd be better with tone, what with being a goddamn writer and all.

So, let's look back and see what I learned so far as a fanfiction author. In nice neutral tones this time.

Invisible Ties was legit my first long-running story, which I wrote the majority of with no editor and very minimal planning. I think I did okay, but I will agree with the comments on the fanfic recs page of TV Tropes. The story had issues, mostly born of no planning/oversight. Also, you can really tell when my breakup hit me hard during the Valm conflict. It got so prevalent I had to do substantial rewrites. Do not let your emotions effect your work. And pacing, good lord I had problems with pacing back then. I learned a lot from IT, and came out the opposite end better for it. I'm proud of what I've done there. It doesn't hold up, but it's not bad for someone's first long-ass story.

I shouldn't have pulled Future's End for so long, and I definitely should have planned the story better before working on it the first time around; as good as it's become, and I am very proud of the story I've written there, I hurt my reputation bad with the convoluted mess it started as. People: PLAN. YOUR. WORK. I'm also a little salty that I didn't feature Lucina or Aversa more prominently in this story, but in the end it's Robin's tale, and I needed to cut a lot for pacing concerns. See? I learned.

I was in a bad place during A Song of Dusk and Dawn, and honestly? I didn't actually want to write it, and I think that showed. I was so desperate to stay relevant that I went with the story I didn't care about over the one I did, trying to convince myself I could force it. I could not. This also drove a wedge between myself and a lot of longtime readers, for which I hold a deep regret. I think I did okay with the pacing in this one; it was Intelligent Systems that messed up the pacing this time, not me. Yo, I.S., pay attention: WORLD-BUILDING IS NOT OPTIONAL. But yeah, I acted like a pretentious dick-waffle with this story. For which I appologize.

And lastly, the Metallover Self-Insert stories. For a long time I was embarrassed by these stories. But honestly? F*ck it. They're fun to write and fun to read. And more importantly, easy to write. Have I offended some people with them? No more so than the creators of South Park. These stories taught me you can't please everyone. So don't try. Be true to yourself! Also, harems are hard to write.

People make a big deal about wanting to know their favorite artists and writers. There's not much I can say, but I can talk about the four most influential things that shaped me the most in my development to the person I am today. SO HERE THEY ARE, in chronological order!

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park's debut album is probably the most influential musical thing I have ever listened to ever. In my life. This was the album that catapulted me from kiddie pop music into rock and metal, and it was a BIG jump. Basically the first time I heard One Step Closer on the radio my life changed from that very moment. My love of rock and metal comes right back to this album. I still have all the old CD singles they released off it somewhere, too. Crawling was the soundtrack to my 2001, and I still sing along to In the End every time I hear it on the radio. I wouldn't call it an essential album for metal lovers to own (see what I did there?), but it was definitely a big turning point for me. RIP Chester. We miss you.

Neon Genesis Evangelion - I mean the original, not the Rebuild. This anime series from the late 90s didn't make its way to the West (or Australia, anyway) until the early 2000s, but it was life-changing for me when I finally watched it. It confused the ever-loving-crap out of twelve year old me. So I started reading psychological papers online to try to understand it. Which just confused me more, so I started Googling pictures of the anime instead. This series not only served as a gateway into the world of the more adult anime out there for me, but also kick-started my own mental development so I could cope with what I was watching. Doesn't really hold up all that well, though, if I'm totally honest... But it was also my first introduction to doujin works and fanfiction; Eva-R was my first and is probably the best, most amazing fanfiction project I've ever seen in my entire life.

Eisenhorn - Dan Abnett - The omibus edition of Abnett's Inquisition stories Xenos, Malleus and Hereticus, this tome is literally responsible for me beginning to write. I read it, I think, in the summer of 2005 after borrowing it from the library. Then I read it again. And again. And bought my own copy and proceeded to read it again. I read it so many times I had to have it re-bound (and it is now in the care of my baby brother). I took my copy to Japan. I took it to Canada. I read the digital version in New Zealand (I was traveling light). It's one of the best novels I've read in my life, if not THE best. The story chronicles the career and downfall of an Imperial Inquisitor in the Warhammer 40k universe, and it's essential reading for anyone who wants to write in the first person perspective. It's also part of an over-arching Inquisition story, with numerous other entries, including a fourth actual Eisenhorn novel, but the original is my favourite.

Fate/stay Night - I was a little reluctant to include this one on the list, honestly, but it makes the cut. While I make no secret that my first VN was Katawa Shoujo, after I played the crap out of it I wanted a new VN to love. So I got sucked in by marketing and bought the blandest, most boring school romance story that is School Days, which honestly put me off the genre for quite some time until someone on a Katawa Shoujo Facebook page started talking about Fate. I gave it a go, playing a bootlegged fan-patched copy. Needless to say I now own two copies and every other game in the series, as well as novels and manga and thousands of dollars of merch. Even though Evangelion was responsible for bringing me to anime, Fate is responsible for bringing me to 'otaku'. Also, as much as Nasu-sensei hates the west, I still love his work. Tsukihime remake 2017 2018! C'mon, Nasu!


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Dimensional Links by ChangelingRin reviews
Centuries after Demise was sealed in the Master Sword, he reforms himself to find that his Hatred Incarnations have been utterly useless. He decides to take things into his own hands-and in the process tears holes in reality itself. To save the Universe, the Goddesses turn to their last hope: the Hero. Except this time, they're not sending just one - they're sending all of them.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 58 - Words: 326,554 - Reviews: 1283 - Favs: 638 - Follows: 652 - Updated: 9/16 - Published: 3/18/2015
Fire Emblem: Awakening - Another Again by Yosei Ranbu reviews
The second time Robin woke up in the field, he was crying.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 134,603 - Reviews: 537 - Favs: 805 - Follows: 1,082 - Updated: 8/11 - Published: 11/28/2015 - [Avatar/Robin, Lucina]
From Ruins by Celsius009 reviews
War doesn't end for a witty tactician or duty-bound princess. But when swords break and armor fails, bonds stronger than fate or time remain.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 135,409 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 245 - Updated: 8/10 - Published: 12/25/2015 - [Avatar/Robin, Lucina]
What Makes a Hero by Selphie Kinneas 175 reviews
TP. Perpetual twilight; clandestine malevolence. Realms linked by an encroaching darkness. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance and only a hero can save them. A retelling of Twilight Princess.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 67 - Words: 422,196 - Reviews: 2010 - Favs: 1,073 - Follows: 706 - Updated: 11/23/2017 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Link, Midna - Complete
Homecoming by lavellanpls reviews
Clan Lavellan comes to visit Skyhold. Well, shit. (Alternatively titled, "your worst Thanksgiving but in a castle and somehow worse for it," now with more elves.)
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 82,245 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 9/24/2017 - Published: 11/29/2016 - [Lavellan, Solas]
火焰纹章觉醒:无形的羁绊 by Bullar reviews
A Chinese translation of metallover's story Invisible Ties.A loose adaption of Nintendo's game Fire Emblem Awakening.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - Chinese - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,011 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/22/2017 - Published: 7/8/2017 - [Avatar/Robin, Lucina] Chrom
How to be a Parent by Elyvern reviews
Life is more than witnessing a world fall to ruins while racing to prevent the same from befalling the past. Lucina never realised that going back in time would give her a future she thought lost to her. But how would she make a family work when all she knows is war? A story of Lucina's trials as wife and mother to Robin and Morgan.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 116,299 - Reviews: 189 - Favs: 529 - Follows: 551 - Updated: 2/11/2017 - Published: 1/4/2014 - [Avatar/Robin, Lucina] Morgan, Tharja
Splintered Dreams by Fairheartstrife reviews
A retelling of FFVII in a "What If" story where it is Cloud that dies on that rocky hill en route to Midgar and Zack that survives. Tifa x Zack. For note: Rating has been changed to M
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 193,738 - Reviews: 1208 - Favs: 686 - Follows: 573 - Updated: 1/15/2017 - Published: 4/26/2008 - Tifa L., Zack F.
Razor's Edge: Requiem by Tairis Deamhan reviews
John Shepard has only one truth left. That the cycle must be broken no matter the cost. The price will be more than anyone should have to bear but the prize is the future, for those he cares for and for all life in the galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 43 - Words: 419,528 - Reviews: 1339 - Favs: 1,094 - Follows: 1,024 - Updated: 11/16/2016 - Published: 3/23/2012 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Kasumi G., Shepard (M) - Complete
The Mission Stays the Same by Broken Trident reviews
DISCONTINUED. A joke of Chaos daemon sent two unlikely allies - an Eldar Farseer and an Imperial Storm trooper, through the Warp and into another Universe. In this place, everything is alien to them. Except for one thing - war. War is something they know very well.
Crossover - Warhammer & Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 263,964 - Reviews: 1866 - Favs: 3,144 - Follows: 3,312 - Updated: 4/25/2016 - Published: 10/4/2011 - Shepard (F)
The (Cruel) Mother's Gift and other Tales Through Time by Dane Namor reviews
A character centric series of tales dealing with numerous possibilities and "What ifs?" throughout FE:A. LATEST CHAPTER: As far as Robin knows, he's happily married, with a wife and child. So then why is his wife meeting other Shepherds to talk about him? And why is Morgan so worried? A lighthearted Robin/Say'ri story, looking at just what it means to become Emperor of a country.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 428,809 - Reviews: 556 - Favs: 806 - Follows: 636 - Updated: 7/25/2015 - Published: 7/5/2013 - Tiki, Avatar/Robin, Lucina, Tharja
The Peace We Have Found by Draknal reviews
Not everything always goes as planned, and not all stories have happy endings. But we also must not forget that we are the authors of our own stories. One need only change the fate that life has dealt them.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 27,279 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 2/24/2015 - Published: 10/2/2013 - Avatar/Robin, Lucina, Chrom
Sense and Flexibility by Roarkshop reviews
The story of Garrus and Femshep as told by me. Lots of off-canon. Sequels incoming. TW: It's been brought to my attention that some of Garrus' more animalistic behavior in some scenes have caused panic attacks for victims of abuse. I am so sorry for anyone who had a similar reaction. SO sorry. I would like to make any new readers aware of this beforehand. Thank you.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 51 - Words: 220,428 - Reviews: 1555 - Favs: 2,347 - Follows: 1,333 - Updated: 11/11/2014 - Published: 10/6/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Origin of The Prince of Light by Scuttlest reviews
All tales have their beginnings, all legacies have their roots. This is one such story, the origin of Marth, the Prince of Light. FE11/Shadow Dragon. SERIES COMPLETE.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 46 - Words: 520,634 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Marth - Complete
Escaping Fate by Arashi Leonhart reviews
Even if he is betrayed by his ideals, the life he saves may be worth it all. On the victims that Shirou may save and what he could mean to them. Post-Fate. Edited for Fate/Extra CCC info.
Fate/stay night - Rated: M - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 31 - Words: 80,306 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 401 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 8/27/2011 - Published: 5/2/2011 - Complete
Razor's Edge by Tairis Deamhan reviews
Mass Effect 2 novelization, the life of one spectre that's seen more than his share of the galaxy's dark side. If you've already died once the question becomes what's worth living for? It's the question that will have to be answered to save a galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 37 - Words: 260,290 - Reviews: 430 - Favs: 1,059 - Follows: 399 - Updated: 3/11/2011 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
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Metallover's Self Insert Adventure REDUX reviews
AU. OC. SI. It's ba-ack! That's right, one of the most irreverent, self-important, ridiculous Awakening stories is back! Join our intrepid Self-Inserter Ben as he bumbles his way through personal relationships and battlefields as we make our way to the conclusion of Awakening!
Fire Emblem - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 13 - Words: 127,872 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 335 - Updated: 8/26 - Published: 3/2/2017
Future's End reviews
AU, OC. Five years after the defeat of the Fell Dragon Grima the world has returned to some semblance of peace, and in this new age Robin trains students to be multi-faceted tacticians like himself. However Grima's taint is not yet gone from this world, as he and his students discover when man's grasp exceeds his reach and Robin is forced back into battle alongside the Shepherds.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 26 - Words: 247,657 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 255 - Updated: 8/5 - Published: 11/15/2015 - [Avatar/Robin, Lucina] OC
Blazing Trinity reviews
AU. When the world of Elibe is threatened by an ancient darkness it falls to four young heroes, the Lycian Lords Lyn, Eliwood, Hector and their dour strategist Mark, to stand firm in the face of chaos and madness. Once more the blood of heroes rises to defend the realm! A loose adaptation of Nintendo's classic Fire Emblem game – Blazing Blade.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 28,799 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 8/5 - Published: 3/8/2016 - Lyndis, Tactician/Mark
Metallover's Self Insert Valentine reviews
SI. OC. Ah, springtime in Ylisse. The weather is great, birds are singing and flowers are in bloom. It's the season of love! Join our intrepid, somewhat salty Self Inserter as he struggles to survive Ylisse's biggest couple's day as a single man. Contains foul language, crude humor, and dangerous levels of salt.
Fire Emblem - Rated: M - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,127 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/13
Metallover's Self Insert Christmas reviews
AU. OC. SI. Oh yes, ladies and gentlemen of the jury! Metallover's back to ruin another Christmas! Snow is falling, booze is flowing and everyone's favorite self insert is just trying to survive the holidays without any permanent liver damage. Warnings for swearing, sexual references and crude humor. Also, minor amounts of holiday cheer.
Fire Emblem - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,505 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/23/2017 - Complete
A Song of Dusk and Dawn reviews
AU. A sheltered prince is thrown into a world on the cusp of war, torn between the family that birthed him and the family that raised him. What repercussions will his choices have on the world? Will he choose the path of his birthright? Or will he choose the path of conquest? Can he rise to lead the world to peace? An expanded prologue for the fourteenth game in the series, Fates.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 101,608 - Reviews: 445 - Favs: 265 - Follows: 312 - Updated: 8/10/2017 - Published: 3/8/2016 - Avatar/Corrin - Complete
Pride of Ylisse reviews
AU. One-Shot. In a futuristic version of Ylisse the Southtown Military Academy is where the best and brightest from around the world are sent to study the ways of war. But with rumblings in neighboring Plegia, what will happen to Morgan and her squad of cadets when the hammer finally falls and war breaks out? A (very) AU retelling of Awakening's first chapter
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,204 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/23/2017 - Morgan - Complete
The Truth of the Heroes of Light reviews
AU. One-shot. Everyone knows the tales of the four Heroes of Light that defeated the Fiends and saved the world. Brave, chivalrous warriors and mages that would lay down their lives for the common man. But just how accurate are these tales? Who knows better than, say, the man that journeyed with them, specifically to chronicle their trials? Let the truth of the Heroes be known!
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: M - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,354 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2016 - Complete
Metallover's Self-Insert Adventure reviews
Ever wonder what happens when an aggressive, foul-mouthed, broke-ass geek gets transported into his favorite Fire Emblem game? Yeah, I'll bet you do. A light, humorous self-insert crack re-telling of Awakening starring me, the author of Invisible Ties. Warnings for swearing, violence, sexual content and bad pop-culture references. And why the cat, you ask? I don't know either.
Fire Emblem - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 14 - Words: 111,940 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 355 - Follows: 290 - Updated: 3/31/2016 - Published: 7/25/2015 - Complete
Invisible Ties reviews
AU. When Robin wakes in the middle of a field with no memory of his past nothing could prepare him for the adventure that awaits. With the Prince of the kingdom of Ylisse Chrom and his faithful band of Shepherds, Robin rises from a humble tactician to one of the saviours of the world. A loose (very loose) adaptation of Nintendo's thirteenth Fire Emblem game - Awakening.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 67 - Words: 668,905 - Reviews: 1248 - Favs: 1,501 - Follows: 916 - Updated: 11/14/2015 - Published: 8/27/2013 - [Avatar/Robin, Lucina] Chrom, Morgan - Complete
Invisible Ties Prelude: Desert Wind Requiem reviews
After the death of his wife Exalt Roland falls into a deep depression, only coming out of it to wage a disastrous war when news reaches him from Plegia that a child has been born to bear host to the Fell Dragon's essence and end the world. The official Prelude story to the Invisible Ties saga! OC, AU.
Fire Emblem - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,729 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 19 - Published: 9/26/2015 - Complete
Justified Means reviews
A powerful Xenos artefact lies all but forgotten on the dying world of Targia V, doomed to be consumed by the Tyranid swarms of Hive Fleet Leviathan. Inquisitor Rane Acerbus is tasked with retrieving the artefact with the assistance of a squad of Deathwatch Space Marines, the greatest warriors the Ordos Xenos can muster. *My entry into the 2015 Black Library Open Submissions*
Warhammer - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,414 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/28/2015 - Deathwatch, Inquisition - Complete
Daily Lives of Retired Pokémon Masters reviews
We all know the song and old song and dance; catch the Pokémon, fill the Pokédex, beat the Gym Leaders, become the Champion. But what then? What happens after the adventure ends? This is the question Ethan, sixteen years old and now retired Champion of the Indigo League, has to face as he lives the rest of his life. (one-shot)
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,298 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/19/2014 - Complete
Twelfth Battalion reviews
After meteors rain from the sky and destroy the world as we know it, Will, a lone survivor from Rubinelle's military academy, ekes out an existence any way he can, eventually finding a place amongst the legendary 'Brenner's Wolves', the Rubinelle 12th Mechanised Battalion. A re-telling of the first few chapters of Nintendo's Advance Wars: Dark Conflict.
Advance Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,501 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/6/2014 - Will/Ed, Brenner/O’Brian/Brown, Lin, OC - Complete
A Very Invisibly-Tied Christmas reviews
It's Christmas time in Ylisse! Follow the tale of Robin's first Christmas in his amnesiac memory with his friends among the Shepherds as he struggles to adapt to the concept of the winter holiday and buying presents for his closest friends and family. A fun, seasonal tale full of fluff. Lots of fluff.
Fire Emblem - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,277 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 33 - Published: 12/14/2013 - [Avatar/Robin, Lucina] - Complete
Time Child reviews
Morgan and her father Robin are hiking through the mountains on a training exercise for her when they come across a frozen Fortress and are seperated, leaving Morgan to fend for herself against a darkness from another world. A one-shot detailing the forgotten origins of Robin's future daughter from a third timeline.
Fire Emblem - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,162 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 13 - Published: 10/21/2013 - Morgan - Complete