Author has written 18 stories for Silmarillion, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokémon, Skies of Arcadia, and Legend of Zelda.
I'm Ardil the Traveller, also sometimes known as Air Pirate Ris. I write on Archive of Our Own as Ardil the Traveller, but on FicWad as Air Pirate Ris, as expanded readership is always a good thing - should anyone come here from either 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.
Until recently, most of my fanfic writing was focused on Project Blur: the big Sonic project my friend Sparky and I are working on under the pen name Chaotic Alliance. Fundamentally, the premise is this: the games up to Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 were amazing, and then a lot of rather strange and terrible things happened - but inside each of those often rather awful games is a nugget of something that can be nurtured back to life as, we hope, a story worth reading. We love Sonic far too much to just give up on him and his friends over a few sucky games!
Currently, I appear to be on a massive Zelda kick. I'm kind of amazed I never got around to posting any of my Zelda stuff before! In my current project, Sword of the Goddess, there are / will be three interlinked stories: one that hasn't yet been titled, Out of Time, and A Hunger to Swallow the World. (Yes, in that order. There will be a complex reading order eventually, but it doesn't hurt to read them out of sequence, and I can't set up the sequence until they're all complete, so I'm not even trying.)
Many thanks to all those who are still reading the old stories! I don't know how you find them at this point, but wow, thank you!
I hope you enjoy my work!
"The future is like a dubious sausage - it's best not to ask what's in it!"
Ages ago, I was 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. I never finished, and most of them will never make it over here, since I don't consider them good enough, but if you're interested, the prompt tables and accompanying story links are: