Ardil the Traveller
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Joined 01-30-02, id: 162488, Profile Updated: 08-23-12
Author has written 14 stories for Silmarillion, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokémon, and Skies of Arcadia.

I'm Ardil the Traveller, more commonly known nowadays as Air Pirate Ris - the main reason I haven't changed it here is because people recognise this name. I write on FicWad as Air Pirate Ris, as expanded readership is always a good thing - should anyone come here from that site and recognise my work, I'm not plagiarising anyone, it's mine!

I'm a writer and physicist, and I'm interested in just about every aspect of how this amazing universe of ours actually works, a fascination that carries over into my stories, where I try as hard as I can to ensure that everything makes sense, at least within the rules of the story. I can be calm, sensible, and even philosophical, or alternatively completely hyper and crazy, but I keep that side of myself away from my stories, where I'd far rather be taken seriously. I also enjoy drawing, and a few of the results can be found here.


23/08/2012 Wow, is this profile outdated. That's what I get for not being here for a few years, huh. Well - so much for that! I'm back! And this time I intend to keep writing, even if it is a bit slowly. Also, whoever you are out there who's still reading, recommending, and even reviewing the old ones even after all this inactive time? You guys are AWESOME! Thank you!


Hope you enjoy my work!

"The future is like a dubious sausage - it's best not to ask what's in it!"


Companion art

Only in Death (black and white)


I'm supposed to be writing a total of 200 stories for a fanfic challenge on LiveJournal - 100 for Sonic and company, 100 for Skies of Arcadia's Silvites. Most of them probably aren't going to make it over here, since I doubt I'll consider them good enough, but if you're interested, the prompt tables and accompanying story links are:

Sonic
Skies of Arcadia - Silvites


Only Yesterday is finished! Yes!

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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 30011 - Favs: 16,302 - Follows: 14,427 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Hatchling by Eyes5 reviews
Samus. Metroid. Hatchling. A piece of planet SR388 has stabilized its orbit around a small star and Samus is inclined to investigate if the X still exist. She goes there despite protests from the Federation and the malfuntioning of her power suit.
Metroid - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 28 - Words: 87,932 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 260 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 2/6/2009 - Published: 12/24/2002
The Sound of Silence by CF-fanfiction reviews
AU, SONADOW: 'When browsing a travelling slave caravan, Shadow, Lord of the NorthEastern Province, procures an expensive and undisciplined slave thanks to an unfounded whim. Little does he know what trouble he's in for...'
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 34,082 - Reviews: 203 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 9/29/2007 - Published: 1/2/2006 - Shadow, Sonic
Cuts by Sparky Lurkdragon reviews
[Twilight Princess] Concerned about how Link is coping with his travels, Ilia has a talk with him.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 666 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/27/2007 - Complete
Requiem for the Dream by Aroihkin reviews
[DARKFIC] [AU] [WIP] The heroes have fallen and Galcian's time has finally come, but how long will it last? More to the point when you have all that you thought you wanted, what do you do then? Ramirez main POV, rated T for dark themes and violence.
Skies of Arcadia - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 41,582 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/28/2005 - Published: 3/8/2004
A Mary Sue Alphabet by Irony-chan reviews
A's for Amanda Our hero's twin sister Got lost as a baby and Gosh, how he missed her...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,497 - Reviews: 2641 - Favs: 6,279 - Follows: 400 - Published: 1/12/2005 - Complete
Eternity by Lael Adair reviews
You never really know how precious something is...until you lose it. -complete-
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Supernatural - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,403 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/4/2003 - Published: 7/26/2003 - Manic, Tails - Complete
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Silver Source Thirteen reviews
The engineers of Silver Source Thirteen, one of the highly refined Moon Stones that keeps Soltis aloft, are faced with an unprecedented blackout immediately followed by an attack on the vast city - but their true foe is one they could never have expected. The race to repair and safeguard their Source while maintaining the Dome of Light may give them one last chance as Soltis falls.
Skies of Arcadia - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,899 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 4/22/2013 - Published: 8/23/2012
Six Shades of Ruin reviews
The Rains of Destruction brought ruin to the Old World, consigning its once glorious civilisations to myth and leaving only scattered relics behind. These are the tales of their endings.
Skies of Arcadia - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,846 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/27/2008
Only in Death reviews
A lone Valuan wanders through Lower City, despairing and hopeless, his only aim to escape his life of servitude, but falls victim to an even worse form of slavery. For some, freedom can only be found in death.
Skies of Arcadia - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,404 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/7/2006 - Complete
Only Yesterday reviews
Sonic's been in a coma for years, completely unresponsive. Now he's awakened in a ruined world, ruled by Dr. Robotnik, all that he once knew gone or changed almost beyond recognition. Can he bring back yesterday's bright dreams, or is he doomed to fail?
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 65 - Words: 60,240 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/18/2006 - Published: 4/14/2002 - Complete
It's All Over If You Fall reviews
Sonic and Shadow see the same actions in a very different light. After the world is saved, their paths part irrevocably. Set immediately after SA2.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 472 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/26/2005 - Sonic, Shadow - Complete
A Single Wish reviews
It's been two months since Shadow died, burned up in the planet's atmosphere, but Sonic still can't get over the feeling that he should have been able to save him, somehow...
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,592 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/25/2003 - Published: 9/17/2002
Situation Critical reviews
Situation Critical... but even after the darkness, can a ray of light shine through?
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 327 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/1/2003 - Shadow - Complete
Shattered reviews
Sonic has given his own life to save Shadow's, stopping him from falling away to burn up in the atmosphere. Now, a few days after Sonic's heroic sacrifice, Shadow has to carry on...
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,312 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/9/2002 - Complete
The Black Crystal Project reviews
As Shadow falls through the sky, his fate balancing on a knife-edge, deep in an almost-forgotten base something is typing... and the results will sweep Sonic, Shadow, Tails, and Knuckles into a battle for life and freedom against a deadly opponent.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 8,295 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/5/2002 - Published: 4/14/2002
Sevenfold reviews
A girl and six Pokemon appear from nowhere, in the middle of an inhospitable mountain pass. There's something very special about them, but nobody else shares it, and they can admit no other to their wonderful link. So who, or what, are they - and why?
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,494 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/3/2002
Reincarnation reviews
The power of the Chaos Emeralds flowing through them will keep Sonic and Shadow alive indefinitely, but everyone else Sonic's ever cared for is long dead. Then a young fox turns up on the doorstep of Tails' workshop, claiming to be Tails reincarnate.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,048 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/18/2002 - Sonic, Tails - Complete
Loss reviews
A song based on the Sonic video, at the point where Metal sinks into the lava.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 225 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/10/2002 - Sonic, Metal Sonic - Complete
Fight Against Fate: In Honour Of reviews
If given the chance to change the past, what would you choose...?
Silmarillion - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 385 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/25/2002 - Complete
What have I done? reviews
After the Kinslaying, a lone elf stares back as the ships sail away...
Silmarillion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 589 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/30/2002 - Complete