The Forgotten Phoenix
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Joined 06-10-08, id: 1601382, Profile Updated: 05-02-14
Author has written 3 stories for Dragon Ball Z.

Disclaimer: I'm aware that if I ever was to get sued for writting fanfiction it wouldn't be a valid defense. Nevertheless, I still should say due to paranoia that none of the literature I create on this sight is owned by me, but by Shounen Jump/FUNimation or any other unidentified owner.

I. Preamble.


Now, with that troublesome venture out of the way, I suppose my readers deserve to know something about me outside of my pen-name.

My name is Steven and if you wish to address me in a pm or forum call me Steven or Phoenix. My age is something that I consider...disadvantageous to admit on an Internet site, but I'm older than the United States age of consent if your wondering about that useless tidbit of information.

I attend Portland State University in Portland, Oregon for secondary education, while pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in civil engineering. As such, most of my time will be devoted to my success in school. Fanfiction is merely a hobby that is expressed when I have the time for it.

I consider the pleasurable commodities in life to be acquiring knowledge, learning about other cultures, music, sports(both futbol and football, preferably), and cinema. My dislikes are pretentious ignorance, explicit arrogance/cockiness, and inflammatory/ad hominem arguments. In my view, if you can't debate with mutual civil respect than it isn't a debate worth having. It makes both parties look like fanbrats at best, and at worst Neanderthals masquerading as fanbrats.

I'm not a writer by profession. It's merely something I'm doing because certain ideas refuse to leave my brain until they are committed to paper. However, don't let this fool you. I'm not going to give a shoddy effort in anything I do. If it isn't my best work, I refuse to post it.


II. Reviewing Policy.

I'm not just a writer on this site, I'm also a reviewer. As such, I'll review any story which abides by one of the following criteria: 1--The author of an aforementioned story requests a review of a particular fanfiction from me. 2--I come upon your story and I come to the internal conclusion that the story has potential and the author is willing to listen to criticism.

For review trades, compacts and/or covenants, I've came to learn that I'm really bad at keeping up when somebody writes a ton of reviews for me and I fall behind severely. As a person that tries to live by his word, I don't think this is acceptable to any of my future readers/reviewers. At the same time, I recognize when a system doesn't particularly work for me and I have to establish a new one. With that being said, I feel I've gotten a more cohesive system that will hopefully benefit me and the people who hope to exchange critiques with me.

1. I review stories on a chapter-by-chapter basis. If you want me to review a chapter, I would appreciate you contact me (either through the Neo Z Fighters Forum or P.M directly). Please note that if you don't follow this part of the procedure I will consider your review a gift.

2. Please write up your review, but do NOT upload. P.M me when it's complete and I'll write up and upload my own review for you. Only then should I humbly receive your review.

3. There is no minimum review length. If you want to say 100 words or 1,000, I won't begrudge you for it. Just note, that my reviews will say what I feel they need to be said and no more. If that means the review is small or large, so be it.


III. My Writing.

I have two writing projects, although only one of them will be updated or be worked on for the better part of two years. These two projects are called Salted Ruins, Cognitive Dissonance.

I. Epiphany. My main project currently. All of my time is being devoted to it.

II. Cognitive Dissonance. My former main project currently. Sadly, I've found some of its inconsistencies have plagued me to the point I feel its best to rewrite it one of these days. When that will be, if ever, is unknown.

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Zarbon's Rebellion by FinalFlashX reviews
AU: I had always survived. For nearly 40 years I had done everything he asked of me so I could work my way up the ranks until I was untouchable. I thought I was safe then, but now it seems that even as his right hand man my life is forfeit even though I had served with unquestionable loyalty. Now, in order to survive, I must eliminate Frieza and become ruler of the universe myself.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 34,335 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 4/19/2014 - Published: 9/9/2012 - Zarbon
Cold World by jjgp1112 reviews
Gohan is kidnapped by Raditz and against his will, is forced to work alongside him, Vegeta, and Nappa under Frieza. These are his struggles, as he's exposed to a world no child should have to experience.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 191,792 - Reviews: 473 - Favs: 434 - Follows: 261 - Updated: 5/3/2013 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Gohan, Vegeta - Complete
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Epiphany reviews
Nobody said being a hero was easy. Gohan certainly didn't think he was up to the task, anyway. In comparison to his father, he wasn't much and he was resigned to that fact. Sadly, the universe doesn't care about silly things like confidence. Whether he wants to be one or not, he will have to make a choice: resist and pay the price or embrace it and thrive.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 35,136 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 4/27/2014 - Published: 8/25/2013 - Gohan, Piccolo, Goku, Tien
Cognitive Dissonance reviews
It was on a pleasant October day on which Gohan was abducted by Raditz; it was on a pleasant October day on which Goku began the arduous task of finding his lost son. As their paths diverge and cross, both meet heroes, villains and everything in between. And as the cloak of oppression and war rage to the surface, both find ways to embrace the world they were forced into.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 260,715 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 9/4/2013 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Raditz
Salted Ruins reviews
The Earth is in dire trouble: its savior is dead and one city has already been razed to the ground. In this bleak dawn-where hope is the only thing alive-everything comes down to the choice of a single individual. Just what will be the choice: life or death. In truth, nobody-not even the soul-knows the answer to that simple question.
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 18,984 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 10/28/2012 - Published: 8/31/2012 - Goku
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