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Joined 11-03-08, id: 1732882, Profile Updated: 07-04-16
Author has written 1 story for Punisher, and Saw.

After a long hiatus, I have returned to this little corner of the cyberworld with a pared-down list of projects:

Shades of Gunmetal
-Once known as Long Time Dead but eventually renamed after discovering that, somehow, there's a movie with that name, Shades is arguably my pride and joy as a writer, with innumerable hours of work put into its construction since 2009. It started as a collaborative project with one Kalika Barlow; though we don't actively write it together anymore, she remains instrumental in its planning, and in keeping my ridiculous mind in check. Presently, Shades is slated for six installments, as follows:

Dangerous Game: "2006. A lot has changed since the man who used to be Frank Castle cut his bloody swathe through Howard Saint's criminal enterprise. After being run to ground by an overwhelming coalition of crime syndicates in New York, he faces an altogether different enemy on the streets of Los Angeles: Jigsaw." Predominantly Punisher/Saw crossover, but the world heavily features Sons of Anarchy and The Darkness, with in-universe ties to everything from X-Files and Person of Interest to Black Hawk Down and House of Cards. For those who remember it from the old days: Frank/Amanda, still. Spoiler alert, it may end tragically- doesn't it always, for those two?

Kitchen: A more-or-less direct sequel to Dangerous Game that merges our many divergent Punisher timelines together by presenting a rogues' gallery of familiar villains from Barracuda to Billy Russoti to the Kingpin, and introduces a new nemesis a long time coming: Jackie Estacado, bearer of the Darkness.

Dead Man's Hand: The first foray into the larger Marvel universe pits Frank- and a new set of allies- against both the corrupt Xavier Institute and the extremist Brotherhood of Mutants. A ghost from Los Angeles returns seeking answers, but may not find them in light of the Chitauri invasion. Answers the question of how the street-level heroes and vigilantes of the city fought to repel Loki's incursion.

The Vampire War: Strange circumstances make for strange bedfellows as the Dead Man's Hand join forces with Blade and his Nightstalkers... among other, more unexpected allies. Things start getting huge. Rest assured, every vampire mythos you can think of makes some appearance in this piece. Even that one. If you know me, you know what will happen.

Heart of Darkness: Casualties suffered in the Second Battle for New York lead Frank into a descent through an ancient, arcane hellscape. Good thing he has a guide. Establishes the cosmology of this particular universe, and starts making a little more sense out of the supernatural crap that seemed, up until this point, shoehorned into an otherwise-grounded setting.

Serpent And the Saber: HYDRA makes their move against the newly-minted SHIELD Director of Asymmetric Warfare. Frank takes a hands-on approach to crushing them. The series finale throws most of the rules out the window, trading a little of its tone for a lot of Army of Two-style mayhem. Crosses everything over, from Captain America to Watch Dogs. I assure you that Frank and Steve will wage a two-man beatdown on someone.

Deniable Operations
-As with any story, small pieces tend to get lost as the great wheels keep turning. Deniable Operations is something of a "director's cut" collection of Shades drabbles, alternate endings, and little sections of the universe that got overlooked in the interest of the core narrative but deserve a moment in the limelight all the same.

The Death Gods
-Something of a spinoff from Shades, The Death Gods follows Mike "Blackjack" King, my erstwhile Author Avatar idealized, from Iraq to Portland to New York. The Shades-compliant version of Mike, Scarlet, and Ava's backstory.

Red
-Something of a love letter to both the franchise that spawned her and the one and only fictional girl to steal this withered old bastard's heart: Amanda Young. People tend to think of her in simplistic terms: a maniac, a martyr, a killer. No one ever asks how she got there. I think she deserves a chance to say her piece. Saw with a little dabbling of Sons of Anarchy for good measure.

Fates Untied
-Non Shades-compliant piece following Mike King once again, this time in his own ordeal with Jigsaw. This is a reboot of Ties That Bind, my other collab with Kalika. Might, just maybe, reunite the dream team for this one, gods willing.

The Blackguard Campaign
-Blackguard is a fun little shtick meant to follow SoG: Serpent in which Saber Team are yanked from the Shades 'verse and thrown into whatever the hell suits me that particular day. Some vignettes may be connected, some may not. I'll start by telling you this: "Day One" is Starship Troopers. "Day Two" is Resident Evil.

Eight
-"Mark Hoffman has escaped. No one knows this- that is, until people start going missing. Amidst the terror, a copycat emerges, determined to lure the bastard apprentice back into the light." Rather than change what is, Eight seeks to address what could be in the Saw 'verse, continuing the series from where its last installment left off... roughly.

Chasing Ghosts
-A foray into one of my other favorite fictional settings, Ghosts tells the story of the investigative team sent to study the wreckage of SSV Normandy. It's Mass Effect with only a handful of familiar faces, and none in particularly important roles.

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Anvil of Fates: HALO vs AvP vs STARSHIP TROOPERS by Beta Fett reviews
Ch 8 posted. The crew of the Sentry of Eons fight to regain control of the ship to rescue those left behind on the planet surface, who now come under threat from an ancient enemy that is as deadly to predators, aliens and arachnid as it is to humans. But one of them has faced it before. The battles fought thus far are but the opening shots of the war about to erupt...
Crossover - Aliens/Predator & Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 8 - Words: 94,419 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 5/5/2013 - Published: 2/27/2008 - Master Chief/John-117
The Chronicles from Within: Within Jigsaw by bellatrix.nerfherder reviews
AU: Evil shall with evil be expelled. Caitlin Rose is not evil, but John Kramer is. Isn't he?
Saw - Rated: M - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,285 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/27/2013 - Published: 2/15/2013 - Jigsaw, Amanda Y.
Zaeed Massani and the Coward Vido Santiago by thesarge400 reviews
Full Title: The Assassination of Zaeed Massani by the Coward Vido Santiago. Set when both Zaeed and Vido ran with the Blue Suns and how their friendship slowly frayed as differences between the two begin to boil over.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,089 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/27/2012 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Zaeed M.
Punisher: Justice by Punish-The-Guilty reviews
The Punisher has been framed for the murder of an innocent judge.
Punisher - Rated: T - English - Crime/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,657 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/16/2012 - Published: 6/22/2011
Hightstown Showdown by Tears of Deathwishxxx reviews
The Punisher comes to a borough in New Jersey to investigate the rape of a mentally challenged teenage girl. Based off the Glen Ridge rape of 1989.
Punisher - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,927 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/5/2012 - Published: 8/12/2010
Playing Doctor by ROBOTURBOT5000 reviews
Rated EXTREMELY M for the second part. Jack and Kelly, because I can. A little bit of plot, because why not?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,411 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/18/2012 - Jack, Kelly C. - Complete
The Last Game by AgnesDei reviews
Hoffman has been released from the bathroom to find a changed world and a chance of redemption in the kindness of strangers. However, there are three people on his trail, one of whom will stop at nothing to keep their promise to a dead man.
Crossover - Saw & Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 30 - Words: 68,363 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 5/8/2011 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Hoffman, Andrea - Complete
Punisher vs Predator: Blood Summer by enRAGEd reviews
Frank Castle hunts the guilty, and makes examples of criminals. The Predator hunts the strong, and makes trophies of warriors. When one stumbles across the other, who will emerge victorious, and walk away with the spoils? One-shot.
Crossover - Aliens/Predator & Punisher - Rated: M - English - Crime/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,237 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/12/2010 - Complete
Taking Out the Trash by Kate Lynn reviews
Dexter and Rorschach talk business.
Crossover - Dexter & Watchmen - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,625 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/23/2010 - Walter K./Rorschach - Complete
Saw: The Torturers' Apprentice by Jarryl reviews
Victor, a human trafficker, awakens to find himself in a wide awake nightmare. He must play a twisted game to survive, and before the night is out, he will come face to face with the many facets of his own evil. But can he learn his lesson in time?
Saw - Rated: M - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,322 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/29/2009 - Complete
Shades of Gunmetal: Dangerous Game
2006. A lot has changed since the man who used to be Frank Castle cut his bloody swathe through Howard Saint's criminal enterprise. After being run to ground by an overwhelming coalition of crime syndicates in New York, he now faces an altogether different enemy on the streets of Los Angeles: Jigsaw. Rated for bad things. Eventual Frank/Amanda... does it hurt your brain? It should.
Crossover - Punisher & Saw - Rated: M - English - Horror/Crime - Chapters: 5 - Words: 30,681 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/9 - Published: 5/5 - Amanda Y.