Arathorn73
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Joined 10-29-08, id: 1728307, Profile Updated: 03-15-10
Author has written 16 stories for Chuck, Twilight, and Kingkiller Chronicle.

I am not really a professional writer wanna-be. I'm awfully happy with my full-time job (which involves lots of math and would probably bore most people to tears). But I do occasionally get bitten by the writer's bug and need a forum to publish my works. Thank you, fanfic.net!

The one thing needed, as always, is more feedback! :) It doesn't matter how old or complete the fiction, I love feedback. Review or PMs or whatever! FWIW, my favorite story of my own (at least today) is "The New Year's Kiss". I think it's one of my more creative and well-written pieces.

I love to read all kinds of things, as long as they're well-written. I have a very low tolerance for low/no polish, no patience for m/m slash, and extremely variable time to read/write.

Passions: Church, board games, video games, card games, Titanic, Lord of the Rings (but not for fanfic -- I'm all for canonical stuff), Scrubs, Veronica Mars, Friends, etc.


My Chuck rant…

In 2007, a new TV show titled “Chuck” hit the air. I missed the opportunity to watch then and only caught the fever in spring of 2008. I caught a few episodes on hulu and was hooked. I bought the first season on DVD and watched intently. Then I bought more copies and sent them to friends and family. Other friends bought it on my recommendation.

That first season had it all -- fun and interesting characters, action, romance, comedy, 80s references, geek references, interesting mythology. I was excited when I found out a second season was coming. IMO, it’s extremely rare for a TV show to have the potential to be great. “Chuck” had potential in spades.

I started writing fanfic early in season 2. The early episodes were working on some of the potential, but something was a bit lacking and off. New arcs came in with pointless love interests that not only killed the romance but overshadowed the comedy, destroyed characterizations, and sucked the life out of the show. Fanfic provided an outlet and a place to read about better plots. Eventually, I got angry -- to the point where thoughts about the show were keeping me up at night. I decided to take a hiatus.

My hiatus ended after about a month when I got quite sick and was desperately bored. I once again watched a few episodes and saw some glimmers of some of the earlier potential. I decided to give the show another shot. Sure, the fanfic had better characters, better plots, and better dialog, but the show was … marginally watchable again.

Season 3 was in doubt. I contributed to the fan effort to get it renewed. We were successful. Chuck got a season 3. And Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak decided to reward fans like me, who had saved their jobs, by creating an abomination. They couldn’t have done a more effective job of driving me away if that had been their sole ambition.

I write this not because I am looking for attention or to ask others to join me in my boycott of not only Chuck but all things Schwartz or Fedak. I write this to explain why I’m no longer writing (or reading) Chuck fan fiction. I completed my stories (except Chuck vs. the LONG BREAK which is intentionally left open -- the show I loved is never coming back) to the point where I feel I have satisfied my personal sense of obligation to my fans. I can no longer enjoy most Chuck fan fiction, however, because of the disastrous influence of the show’s creators. Reading or writing makes me angry about all the wonderful ways the story could have gone that were ignore - and angry is no way to live.

I know Fedak and Schwartz don’t care, so you don’t need to tell me. They have made it eminently clear through actions and interviews that the opinions of fans like me, who supported the show financially and via free advertising like fanfic, are no longer desired. I am a stubborn guy, but I know when to quit. They win. I will leave.

I may continue to write fanfic. I might try my hand at some original fiction. I know I have really enjoyed the community here. Thanks to everyone. Feel free to send me a note anytime! I am thinking about making a blog for random writings. If/when I do, I will post a link here.

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Chuck vs The Fake Relationship by BillAtWork reviews
A new agent is assigned to control Chuck by getting close to him. Sarah is forced to decide. Does she save the love of her life from being hurt or does she stay true to her duty? And after she decides, is it too late?
Chuck - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 87,236 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 5/15/2010 - Published: 10/7/2008 - Sarah W., Chuck B. - Complete
Revelations by MySoapBox reviews
When their young adult son is recruited for the CIA, Chuck and Sarah decide that it's time to tell him about their past. If he knew the sacrifices they had made to be together, would it make him change his mind about joining the agency? Chuck/Sarah
Chuck - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 50,907 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 5/15/2009 - Published: 2/27/2009 - Sarah W., Chuck B. - Complete
Chuck vs the Demon by Mystlynx reviews
Sarah wrestles with a crisis of identity. A mission has led to unforseen circumstances and it all hits her very hard. Includes the regular cast of characters with a guest appearance or two. My first ever story attempt, now complete.
Chuck - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,313 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/12/2009 - Published: 11/22/2008 - Sarah W., Chuck B. - Complete
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The Final Interlude reviews
The story of his past complete, Kvothe has a bit of a run-in with Chronicler. My vision of how the first trilogy might end ... and how it would lead into additional stories. One-shot.
Kingkiller Chronicle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,238 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/30/2011 - Kvothe, Devan Lochees/The Chronicler - Complete
Charles vs His Destiny reviews
AU. The CIA and Fulcrum never reached Stanford in 2002. It has really changed Chuck, Bryce, Sarah, and others. Will the future be significantly different, too, or are some things just inevitable?
Chuck - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 102,970 - Reviews: 868 - Favs: 201 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 3/15/2010 - Published: 1/16/2009 - Chuck B., Sarah W. - Complete
Chuck vs the Volturi reviews
Chuck and his team run into unexpected difficulty on a mission. Edward and Bella are trouble by a new vision from Alice. Multiple viewpoints. Spoilers through Chuck season 2 and the Breaking Dawn novel. No prior knowledge of either series required.
Crossover - Twilight & Chuck - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 37,809 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/8/2010 - Published: 5/9/2009 - Complete
Chuck vs the New Intersects reviews
The CIA and NSA have succeeded in creating a number of new Intersects. This just might spell the end of Team Bartowski. Written like an actual episode.
Chuck - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,996 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/2/2010 - Published: 11/6/2008 - Chuck B., Sarah W. - Complete
Chuck vs the LONG BREAK reviews
This will be a series of unrelated drabbles. They’re little mini-ideas that would make fun commercials or webisodes to keep the Chuck spirit alive, while we wait for the show to come back. They’ll all be appropriate for showing on primetime TV.
Chuck - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,422 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/19/2009 - Published: 6/1/2009 - Chuck B.
Chuck vs the Impossible Question reviews
Season 3 spoilers have me in a bad mood. This story tells a DARK tale of a conversation between Chuck and Sarah going all wrong. This is not my normal positive style. Be warned. Short and the opposite of sweet. Rated T for violence.
Chuck - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,359 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/7/2009 - Chuck B., Sarah W. - Complete
Brole reviews
What happens when two men scorned by Sarah Walker get together? They find comfort in each other, of course. Bryce/Cole crackfic. Not graphic. Illustrative of the danger of reading TWoP forum threads over your lunch hour and the power of medicines.
Chuck - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,206 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 5/14/2009 - Bryce L. - Complete
Chuck vs the Season Finale reviews
Alternate ending to Chuck vs. the Ring season 2, episode 22 which ends the season and maybe the series. One-shot. WARNING: SPOILERS for Chuck vs. the Ring.
Chuck - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,337 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/28/2009 - Chuck B. - Complete
Chuck vs the Cookies reviews
Christmas has passed and Chuck is catching up on his online activities, when Sarah discovers him looking at questionable pictures. The day looks up as she offers to bake with him that afternoon. Pure Chuck/Sarah. Low-end M rating for adult situations.
Chuck - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,628 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/11/2009 - Published: 12/24/2008 - Chuck B., Sarah W. - Complete
Chuck's Journal vs the Psychiatrists reviews
Chuck is required to keep a journal for analysis by the government. The actual journal is in Chuck vs. the Journal. This companion piece explores the government psychiatrists' reactions to the journal entries.
Chuck - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,122 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/6/2009 - Published: 12/8/2008 - Chuck B. - Complete
Chuck vs the Journal reviews
Chuck is required to keep a journal for analysis by the government. Will follow the timeline/storyline of the show as much as possible. Updated daily. Not plot-driven but introspection-driven.
Chuck - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 17,815 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/31/2008 - Published: 12/1/2008 - Chuck B. - Complete
The New Year's Eve Kiss reviews
A kiss at midnight is traditional on New Year's Eve, even for cover but really real couples. Pure Chuck/Sarah one-shot holiday fluff.
Chuck - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,574 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/30/2008 - Sarah W., Chuck B. - Complete
Sarah vs the Chocolate Croissants reviews
In a touching scene in "Chuck vs the DeLorean" 2.10 , Chuck shows up at Sarah's door with breakfast. This piece more fully explores Sarah's thoughts during that scene. Some touches of Charah but mostly friendship.
Chuck - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,873 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2008 - Sarah W., Chuck B. - Complete
Chuck vs the Practice Kiss reviews
Fuller exploration of the practice kiss scene from Chuck vs. the Graviton. Chuck's thoughts and Sarah's thoughts, with a very Charah bias. One-off. Now two chapters!
Chuck - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,435 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/25/2008 - Published: 11/24/2008 - Chuck B., Sarah W. - Complete
Chuck vs the Crazy Night reviews
This takes place immediately after 2.06. Was going to be a quick Charah piece but grew exponentially. Each chapter shows a different viewpoint of the progressing story. Angst/romance with Chuck/Sarah.
Chuck - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,106 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11/15/2008 - Published: 11/13/2008 - Sarah W., Chuck B. - Complete
Chuck vs Her Thoughts on Chuck's Wish reviews
What was Sarah thinking at the end of episode 2.05 -- when she gave Chuck a wish? One-shot stream-of-consciousness.
Chuck - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 483 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/31/2008 - Sarah W., Chuck B.