Author has written 17 stories for Fire Emblem, Warhammer, Warcraft, Dragon Age, Advance Wars, Pokémon, and Final Fantasy I-VI.
They say 'most people die at 25, but aren't buried until 70'. I refuse to be one of those people.
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My current profile artwork is fanart of Self-Insert me from the Self Insert Adventure. Thanks to XcelltasticX for drawing me so bad-ass.
If you don't look back at your old work and cringe then you're not growing as an artist. Cross lines. Like, tapdance across those little f*ckers. Everything is fair game. Nothing is sacred. You won't make people laugh or cry or feel anything if you're afraid of offending them.
Fire Emblem Awakening - Invisible Ties (which let's face facts, is probably the reason you're here) IS DONE! It took more than a year, and the story is worth four full novels, but it's done! Thank you everyone that helped me finish it! Given that this was my first multi-chapter story EVER I think I did okay with it. I mean, I made a lot of mistakes, learned a lot, burned out twice, but... I forgot where I was going with this. It was a trip, and a trip I was proud to have taken with all of you.
Metallover's Self Insert Adventure - is done! It didn't quite finish the story of Awakening, but hey, whatever, I found a good spot to end the story. Thanks to all the people that reviewed and supported this one; without you all, this never would have made it past the one-shot it was planned to be.
Fire Emblem Fates - A Song of Dusk and Dawn - a re-telling of the prologue for the fourteenth Fire Emblem game, with my usual AU flair. This was originally going to be a full novelization, but when I realized it took me twelve chapters just to do the game's prologue I figured "f*ck it" and decided to finish the story as an extended and expanded prologue. So yes, it's done now and I don't have any plans to continue it. It was fun, though.
I'm currently working on:
Fire Emblem Awakening - Future's End - the sequel to Invisible Ties, starring Robin and his eccentric class of student-tacticians in the ensuing peace-time after Grima's defeat. This is where I'm putting the Future of Despair DLC story. This story is back on hiatus for reasons known only to the subterranean mole-people...
Metallover's Self Insert Adventure REDUX - Boredom and alcohol are a bad mix, especially when they make you start writing this kind of crap again... an alternate continuation of Metallover's Self Insert Adventure, starting from the time-skip and eventually following the story to the end! Now with 50% pointless wish fulfillment! Yay!
Fire Emblem Blazing Blade - Blazing Trinity - Oh yeah. It's finally happening. My third (yes, third) attempted novelization of the seventh game in the Fire Emblem series, Rekka no Ken. First chapter has been re-worked (so that Mark isn't as much of a Robin 2.0) and second chapter is
Future Plans/Stuff I'd Like to Do
There's a number of series' I'd like to do some work in, and other games I just want to novelize like I have with Fire Emblem. I'd like to novelize the first two Golden Sun games (would call the first one The Broken Seal. Sounds cool, right?), as well as do a creative re-imagining novelization of Metroid Fusion, but give it a darker, more horror-esque tone. I'd also like to do more work with the classic Final Fantasy, but that one's way down on the list. Zelda? I wouldn't mind throwing my hat into the Legend of Zelda ring. And the Tales of series; I'd love to do some work with that.
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. 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.
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! C'mon, Nasu!