Metrophor
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Joined 08-18-08, id: 1670900, Profile Updated: 03-09-12
Author has written 6 stories for WALL-E, and Elder Scroll series.

Hello everyone. It is I, The Artist Formerly Known As Metro. Welcome to my repository of fanfic and mouthwords.

I grew up in a tiny, tiny town (seriously, I mean tiny. As in 'population was in the double digits' tiny), in the middle of nowhere, North California, USA. With a brother six years older than I was, and one of my parents a teacher, I spent most of my early years either reading or playing video games (well, watching my brother play them, really; I only started picking up his games when I was around twelve or thirteen). Perhaps inevitably, I became a writer. I suppose I fall into the 'female gamer' demographic as well, but I think of myself more as someone who loves interactive storytelling. That the characters are pixels on a screen is really incidental.

I have a BA in English (what do you do with it, anyway?) with a minor in Creative Writing. I've also studied folklore, psychology, and history (particularly the Industrial Revolution through to the Roaring Twenties), and I've been a practitioner of Aikido for about ten or eleven years.

I have a deep and abiding love of dystopias. My heart is made of steel and clockwork, and all the arteries are rusted over. Rain-drenched streets and decaying buildings are in my blood, sharing space with glittering cybernetics, broken neon lighting, and totalitarian regimes built on the backs of corporations and the downtrodden underclass. A lot of my reading material was passed down to me by my brother, so I've drawn a lot of influence from writers such as Lovecraft, Poe, Neal Stephenson, Philip K. Dick, and Harlan Ellison. I love fantasy, science fiction, noir, and horror in more or less equal measures. Most of my favorite characters are antagonists. Even the heroes are morally ambiguous, at best.

I self-identify -as far as real life is concerned- as asexual. A friend of mine once asked me why, if that's so, I write (and draw) so many adult and/or shipping-oriented pieces, and the answer's simple: human relationships fascinate me. They don't have to be romantic or otherwise explicit in nature; they could be family or platonic friendships. It doesn't matter. The intricacies of the mind, and the motivations that drive people toward (or away from) one another, are a puzzle I never get tired of playing with.

(Also, I have two Achilles heels: good voice acting, and three-piece suits. Whether that counts as being asexual, or just a deeply, deeply closeted heterosexual who lives vicariously through her characters and has weird taste in men, I leave up to you to decide.)

As far as the fanfiction community goes, I'm probably best known as the lady who fills all the prompts for Mercer Frey, over at the Skyrim kink meme (I can't help it. He's Stephen Russell. I'm practically compelled to write him; seriously guys, you have no idea how many hours I sunk into the Thief games growing up). I'm currently in the process of moving them over to this account. Whee!

I also have a DeviantArt account, over yonder: http://iofiel.deviantart.com

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Persuasion by Aelia Douglass reviews
Brynjolf wants the Dragonborn in the Thieves' Guild, but the Dragonborn is having none of it, until Brynjolf starts to play dirty.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 6,741 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 1/22/2013 - Published: 2/10/2012 - Brynjolf, Dragonborn/Dovahkiin - Complete
Gears of War 2: Crimson Cross by Fire Kunai reviews
Jennifer Anderson is a meek, spineless and cowardly COG medic. She's a disgrace to the uniform. So how the hell did she end up with the esteemed Delta squad? *Gears of War 2 novelisation with some twists and mild B.Carmine/OC* *As of 29.06.2012, Chapter 1-6 edited*
Gears of War - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 91,662 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 6/11/2012 - Published: 7/16/2009 - B. Carmine, Marcus F.
Strange Relationship by Fire Kunai reviews
"When love is suppressed, hate takes its place" A look of the shared world between the Knight Commander and the First Enchanter. *Meredith/Orsino vignettes*
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,272 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/28/2011 - Published: 4/24/2011 - Meredith S., Orsino
Fallout 3: The Good Man by Fire Kunai reviews
*Set after the Main Quest* She was the Lone Wanderer. He was the Enclave Colonel. Together, they form an unlikely and fragile alliance. *Oneshot quest Drabbles*
Fallout - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,109 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 15 - Published: 10/11/2009 - Colonel Autumn, Lone Wanderer
Fallout 3: The Wayward Soldier by Fire Kunai reviews
To find her father Alex will go to the ends of the earth. But she won't be polite about it. *Fallout 3 story with some tweaks and changes. Rated T for a bratty kid and Lone Wanderer/Burke* *Under COMPLETE reconstruction
Fallout - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 11 - Words: 106,873 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 7/20/2009 - Published: 12/8/2008 - Lone Wanderer, Mr. Burke
Sounds From Underground by s-s-s-snakebite reviews
And if El Capitán is determined to dismiss every last childish fancy that crosses his path, let it be known that he does so with very good reason.
Pan's Labyrinth/El laberinto del fauno - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,459 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/4/2008 - Complete
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Cloak and Dagger reviews
Thanks to a certain Daedric Prince of Revelry, a perpetually-angry master thief, and an easily-sidetracked idiot of a Dragonborn, the trip to Snow Veil Sanctum doesn't go quite as planned. Shenanigans -and sweetrolls- ensue. (Minor spoilers for the Thieves Guild questline.)
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,783 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/26/2012 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Mercer Frey - Complete
The Crooked Way reviews
She should have listened when Mercer told her he'd break into her house the next time around. Skyrim; sequel to 'The Dovahkiin Always Rings Twice'.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,054 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/7/2012 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Mercer Frey - Complete
Lessons reviews
They say you can learn a lot about a person at the point of a sword. Mercer intends to test that theory. Originally written for the Skyrim Kink Meme.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,526 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/22/2012 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Mercer Frey - Complete
The Dovahkiin Always Rings Twice reviews
*SPOILERS FOR THE THIEVES' GUILD QUESTLINE* When the Dragonborn goes to investigate Riftweald, Mercer isn't long gone: He's waiting for her. Originally written for the Skyrim Kink Meme.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,352 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Mercer Frey - Complete
Sky, Spring, Summer reviews
*MAIN QUEST SPOILERS AHOY* In the end, the only choice left to her is whether to follow the path of birth, or the path of blood. Originally written for the Skyrim Kink Meme.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,360 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/8/2012 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Paarthurnax - Complete
Ex Machina reviews
*NO LONGER UPDATED* After a mysterious ship crash-lands on the outskirts of the new Earth settlement, WALL-E, EVE, and the people of the Axiom are faced with a sinister plot nearly seven hundred years in the making.
WALL-E - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,760 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/31/2008 - Published: 8/20/2008