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Joined 12-09-08, id: 1765914, Profile Updated: 08-10-14
Author has written 13 stories for Star Fox, Star Wars, Elder Scroll series, Pokémon, and Redwall.

Hi there, chaos_Leader here. Welcome to this humble profile page. Pull up a chair, kick your feet up and make yourself at home.

I suppose I'm one of the Star Fox archives resident cynical old grumps. Sure, okay, I'll take it, but don't let that stop you. Cranky old literature wonk I may be, but unfeeling meany I am certainly not. Just because I'm labeled a "good writer", and take time to do my writing doesn't mean I'm set in my ways and totally "above it all". For goodness sake people, that's never been the point of writing ever. I just happen to enjoy the craft of writing, of telling a good story. We all write what we want, how we want; this is what I do.

The only rules that truly matter in writing are the rules you choose to stick with. Also, just because you can't find a way to give criticism to someone's writing doesn't mean you ought to not review at all. If a reader reads a work that an author has spent several painstaking hard-working hours (at least) penning away at to create, surely, a few lines from this reader about their reaction isn't unreasonable. It's always a good thing when you have the courtesy to let the writer know what you thought of their work, never forget that.

Feel free to shoot a PM my way if you ever want anything: a review of your story, advice, counsel, just idle chat, whatever you need (within reason). I almost always answer my messages pretty quickly.


A little about me if you're into that:

Name: Anonymous, goes by the pseudonym "chaos_Leader" when online.
Age:
Old enough to attend college but young enough to know how all this newfangled technology works, mostly.
Gender:
Male, I'm a guy, one X and one Y chromosome, and that's not about to change.
Current Profession:
Film / Theater student. Have ambitions to someday be a Film/TV/Theater Producer. For the time being though, I'm pretty well set up to work as an audio engineer.
Interests/Other Hobbies:
Science, Economics, Politics, Literature (especially Science-Fiction and Classic), History. I also enjoy carpentry, electrical/mechanical work, and other kinds of handyman activity. I Don't go anywhere without my Leatherman multitool on my person, since it comes in handy so often.
Location:
Behind a computer screen typing this... For argument's sake though lets say I'm somewhere in the USA, like the beautiful state of Oregon or something like that.
Philosophical outlook:
I think of myself as a pragmatist. Ask me about it if you're curious to know what that means to me.


Just a few quotes and things if you like.

Perfection is a goal, not a state of being.
-Sith philosophy, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic-

Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
-Best bumper sticker I've ever seen-

Seek counsel from those who make you weep, and not from those who make you laugh.
-Arabic Proverb-


About My writing:

-Star Fox: Legacy-
-スターフォックスの遺産-

The Star Fox games only offer the vaguest possible storylines, and the writers need not be blames for their vagueness. Star Fox is an arcade shooter after all, not a deeply story-dependent game. That said, the Star Fox series is also an incredibly deep well of untapped storytelling potential. There are simply so many questions left unanswered, and so many ravenous fans of the series eager to know more, or so fill in the blanks themselves.

My inspiration for writing this story, taking on the monumental challenge of telling the series' backstory, comes from a number of places. Most notably: History and Science Fiction; the past and the speculated future. One of my all-time favorite literature courses was a course on Science Fiction, which opened my eyes to the potential literary power that can potentially be punched by Science Fiction, where the fundamental question is so often "What if...", and explores the possibilities of that question. After playing the games, reading the comics, and armed with this Science Fictional way of thinking, I was able to extract a gigantic "What if..." from Star Fox, you'll know it when you see it.

Star Fox was played by more than just kids, and the kids that were playing it back then are growing up now. They want to see these heroes do something more intriguing; they want them to make sense; they want to keep the part of their inner child that was drawn to these games before, and bring that inner child through adolescence into maturity.

Image Gallery:
All links (so far) go to deviantart

"Mom and Dad"

"Owen Phoenix: Visionary"

"Undiscovered Possibilities"

"The Test of Prowess"

"A Darker Shade of Gray"

"One Last Mission"

An in-depth explanation of my story's title, and a short lesson in Japanese:

A good title says a great deal about a story, and so does the title I chose for mine.

"The Legacy" was the title of the fourth issue of the Star Fox Nintendo Power comic series, which barely touched on the Star Fox backstory. Considering the principal subject matter of the story, I found the title of "Star Fox: Legacy" appropriate, not to mention it sounds impressive coming off the tongue. However, I've gone a few steps further, and translated the title (as well as the title of each chapter) into Japanese. I've taken a couple courses in the Japanese language, and so I felt it appropriate to bring Star Fox back to its roots with, at the very least, a meaningful title in its native tongue. Thus: スターフォックスの遺産 (Sutā Fokkusu no Isan).

"スターフォックス" is the simply the English language "Star Fox" written out in katakana phonetic characters, and retains its original English meaning like all Japanese loanwords. "の" ("no") is a conjunction equivalent to the English "of" (The order of the words is reversed in Japanese). Now, the most important part of the title is the word "遺産" ("isan"). It is comprised of two Kanji characters, each of which carries its own deep and complex meaning. Anyone who has some understanding of the Japanese language should know that the meanings behind individual Kanji can provide a much greater insight into a word than a simple definition...

The first kanji, "遺" (pronounced "i" when used as a prefix), represents death. More specifically, it represents something left behind. In it's direct verb forms 遺る/遺す, it literally means "to leave behind", or "to be left behind".

The second kanji "産" (pronounced "san" when used as part of a noun), represents birth, or creation. Many of its common verb forms have to do with childbirth and delivery. The kanji's other meanings include and individual's assets and possessions, production. In general, the kanji "産" is associated with the fruits of work and labor, whether it be a newborn child, a product, or a hard-earned reward.

Together, these two kanji combine to form the word "遺産" (isan). In the Japanese Language, this word is defined as what the deceased has left behind for others. The meaning often encompasses not just the physical, but also the intangible, such as memories, sometimes handed down from generation to generation. 遺産 (isan) is a fairly complex concept, and translates into English a number of different ways, including: Bequest, Heritage, Inheritance and of course, Legacy. Thus title of my story: スターフォックスの遺産 (Sutā Fokkusu no Isan), Star Fox: Legacy.

A meaningful title, while not essential to a good story, is a very handy thing to have. Every word someone writes in any story is remembered by the title attached to it. Hopefully this little spiel has opened up a greater degree of insight into my principal work on this site, what I have in mind when I'm writing it.


-Lombardi's-

I know how intimidating 100k word stories can appear at first glance, and how often we pass over a huge chunk of text like that. This is my attempt to alleviate some of those doubts by supplying the audience out there with a kind of "free sample" of my writing, so you don't have to dedicate yourself immediately to a huge work. If you like Lombardi's, then there is plenty more where that great quality came from. If you don't, then you haven't wasted much having read only 2.5k words.


-Silhouette- (Star Wars)

This is a side-project, and a concept I've had for some time. It is set during the rise of the Rebellion.
The Bothans were always referred to as being integral and deeply involved in the Rebellion's operations, but rarely does any story -fan or otherwise- delve into what that actually entails. "Many Bothans died to bring us this information" -Mon Mothma, Star Wars VI.
Well, what does that mean? Who exactly were these "Bothans"? And what exactly did theydo? Through this story, I intend to put a heritage to the namesake; I intend to show how this ambiguous, virtually unknown species and the organization they are famous/infamous for (the Bothan Spynet) were essential to the rise and success of Rebel cause. I will show the triumphs, troubles, tribulations as well as the terrible choices that had to be made.

I plan to tell the story of a Bothan Spynet agent, codename: "Silhouette", formerly Jedi Knight Mashir Ivei'lya. The major plot points are going to converge around Operation Skyhook (the plan to capture the Death Star schematics), and the Imperial subjugation of the planet Bothawui.


-Untitled- (Assassin's Creed)

It's an idea I had a while ago: place one of these "Assassin's Brotherhood" stories at a pivotal moment(s) in world history, the way the game developers seem to want to go. In this case, I'd place something shortly after the French Revolution, during Napoleon's sweeping military/political campaign across Europe. I thought for sure the game developers would've used this period in their games, as it is ripe for the kind of storytelling they strive for. But that's what fanfiction is for, isn't it?

Edit: Actually, I haven't updated in over two years, and now we have "Assassin's Creed: Unity" for the French Revolution. I always guessed they'd go for it, and now they have. Good on them I say!


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Star Fox, Chaos Effect by Vexed reviews
Lylat, a cluster of habitable worlds circling a shared star. On the surface, an advanced, star faring civilization of disparate races united under the Cornerian Federation, guiding light of civilization and culture. In truth, a volatile ad-hock government, shaken by decades of war, racial tensions, and crime. Many vessels ply its spaceways. A lone mercenary finds what work he can.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 55 - Words: 229,222 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 2/21 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Fox M.
Reptilia by Serpent P reviews
Exhausted and bitter three weeks after the Aparoid Invasion, Fox finds himself drifting away from his team. He thought accepting a harmless mission from a Space Dynamics researcher would calm his nerves; instead, it forces him to rediscover himself and thrusts him into a world of piracy, politics, stalkers, business wars, and romance. Complete!
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 75,414 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 9/5/2013 - Published: 2/14/2010 - [Fox M., Wolf O'D.] - Complete
Between You and Me by Phoenix Ray reviews
Miyu retires from the Lylat Wars a rich mercenary, but the emotional scars are deep. A collaboration with Chaos Leader.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,696 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2013 - Miyu
Star Fox: Mercenaries by Irish Redd reviews
A mercenary's life is hard, thankless, and lonely. But let a man taste that freedom, and he's like to never part with it. So when war threatens Lylat's fragile peace, Fox must fly with friends old and new to protect all that he holds dear. Post SF64.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 39 - Words: 311,199 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 7/4/2012 - Published: 8/12/2006
Six to Bereavement by Jaslazul reviews
New version! Immediately after the Aparoid War, an attempt on Fox's life leads to a tryst that spirals out of control. Fighting his reticence, he struggles to satisfy himself, his rival, his teammates, and all of Lylat.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 42,389 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 7/2/2012 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Fox M., Wolf O'D.
The Ghost Map by Madam'zelleGiry reviews
Over his lifetime, Sherlock Holmes has likely encountered more sinister crimes than there are stars in the sky. But now, it seems that he pales in comparison to this new microbial killer that threatens to destroy London forever.
Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 14 - Words: 29,735 - Reviews: 397 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 6/4/2012 - Published: 2/9/2012 - Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes - Complete
The Patriots by Phoenix Ray reviews
Set in Tobias Umbra's fiction. A young cheetah girl is adopted by the Phoenix family and soon becomes entangled with the heroes of the Lylat Wars. Soon, she will fight her own war in the shadows for the freedom of Zoness. Done with permission.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,586 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/12/2012 - Miyu, Fara P.
Imperial Center by SiriuslyPeeved reviews
Beginning one year before Ep. IV, an inexperienced bureaucrat learns the truth about the Empire she has faithfully upheld while navigating her professional rivalry with Senator Leia Organa. OC/OC, features both canon and EU characters.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,997 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/25/2012 - Published: 2/29/2012
Until We Close Our Eyes For Good by pixileanin reviews
Severus Snape has finished Hogwarts and is well into his advanced potions training. Just when he thinks he's finally escaped the wrongs of his past, he gets thrown into a future he wants no part of, all because of the blasted mark on his arm. (Teduced rating to T based on reader feedback. There is war. There is love - sort of -, and a little mind torture, but nothing graphic.)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 84,544 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/29/2012 - Published: 1/9/2012 - Severus S. - Complete
A Cold Night in Hell by Tobias Umbra reviews
In this sequel to "A Great Day to Die", Fox McCloud tries to put his team and his life back together and Wolf starts to question his choices as both become tangled in a web of intrigue surrounding a long-lost battleship and a vigilante known as "Kursed"
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 244,880 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 3/19/2012 - Published: 1/15/2010 - Fox M., Wolf O'D. - Complete
Ghosts of the Past by JVNemesis reviews
An old friend, thought dead, returns in the middle of a new crisis. When the fight with Venom intensifies and loyalties are questioned, which side will she choose? Rated for violence/language. Chapter Fifteen up.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 152,142 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/7/2011 - Published: 6/26/2008
Canis Lupus by The Lone Deranger reviews
Life can be cruel, and can twist and mold even the most stalward heart into something horrible. The Story of Wolf O'Donnell before Star Wolf. CANCELLED
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,425 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/6/2011 - Published: 1/1/2010 - Wolf O'D., Leon P.
Project Destiny by Foxkong reviews
Chapter 10: Everyone gathers as Phoenix sets the stage for the battle against The Dark Hand and a old friend returns.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 72,653 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 3/17/2009
One Death Away by Foxmerc reviews
With Andross' defeat, Venom space becomes home to pirates, remnant soldiers, and other isolated dangers. Corneria responds by deploying the most advanced warship ever conceived, unaware of the dire threat awaiting it-a threat unimaginable even to Fox.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 325,224 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/14/2010 - Published: 8/14/2008 - Fox M. - Complete
War Stories by Tobias Umbra reviews
The Lylat War seen in StarFox 64 was a conflict of heroes, villains, ideas and emotions. In three stories from the war, see the conflict through the eyes of those that suffered and fought in it, from the dark beginning to the triumphant end.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 121,302 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/11/2009 - Published: 1/15/2009 - Fox M., Wolf O'D. - Complete
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Star Fox: Legacy, Volume III reviews
The third installment of the Legacy Series. James and the team are together for the first time as a real squad, preparing for their first major job. There's friction, there's romance, and there are problems to solve. Little does anyone know that it's all about to unroll into something far bigger than anyone bargained for, as the seeds of something greater begin to take hold.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,878 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/23/2014 - [James M., Vixy R.] Peppy H., Pigma D.
Isenulf reviews
A mysterious new force arrives from across the Great Norther Sea. Are they the greatest threat ever to be leveled at Redwallers? Are they a great opportunity? Or are they both? They will need to find out quickly if they are to address the matter, before it all goes out of hand, before good beasts die needlessly. chaos Leader presents a Redwall Tale: Isenulf
Redwall - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,347 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/6/2014
A Sine of Things to Come reviews
Meet Peter Sine: a perfectly ordinary radio and telecom maintenance worker, who has long outgrown the childish, Idyllic fantasy of the Pokémon trainer on the great journey. However, circumstance, luck, and maybe a bit of fate just may convince him that the "fantasy" isn't nearly as fargone and futile as he has long dismissed it as.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,652 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/20/2014 - Published: 3/13/2014
Star Fox: Legacy, Volume II reviews
About 15 years after the first volume: What was supposed to have been a routine job finds itself up against a greater, more insidious threat than was thought possible. Yet in the midst of the turmoil, there is compassion, understanding, even love to be found. Don't miss out on this if you can help it. This Volume is Now COMPLETE! Special Announcement Afterward!
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 21 - Words: 119,467 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 8/29/2011 - James M., Vixy R. - Complete
Sasha Zura: Red Dust reviews
It's a short time before the Lylat war. The Star Fox mercenary team is devastated, the Lylat Union Disbanded. The forces of Venom and Corneria square off in a bitter cold war just waiting to be set off. Sasha Zura, officer in the Macbeth Military, finds herself caught in a deadly crossroads: both in her military career, and in love. A story with very strong romantic elements, enjoy
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 62,911 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/5/2014 - Published: 12/19/2012
Stealing Destiny: the not-exactly-heroic story of I'shiátt
The best things in life are always "taken". One "takes" an opportunity, "takes" chances, "seizes" the moment... Well, that's the ideal, anyway. This is the tumultuous account of I'shiátt, formerly an apprentice alchemist, beginning shortly after that one incident with the Senchal skooma cartel and the Thalmor Justicar. Things only go downhill from there.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,293 - Published: 3/7/2013
A Glimpse of the Grim reviews
Immediately after the Saurian Crisis, Krystal is aboard the Great Fox for the first time, on the way back to Lylat, but there's something wrong. There seems to be something aboard the Great Fox that Krystal remembers, or perhaps it is something that seems to remember her...
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,902 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/21/2012 - Krystal - Complete
Silhouette reviews
The Jedi are all but extinct, and the Empire has risen to power. Within the darkness, the sharpest ears in the galaxy begin to hear the faintest whispers. They are the voices that will ultimately grow into a raging war-cry. It is the call for Rebellion...
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,424 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/17/2012 - Published: 4/27/2009
Star Fox: Legacy, Volume I reviews
Have you ever wondered how it all happened? How all Lylat turned against itself in war? How a scientist of all people led the charge? How one mercenary team became the icon we know today? This volume lays the foundations for a greater story to come.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 49,647 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/23/2011 - Published: 11/14/2010 - James M. - Complete
Glory Dazed reviews
Well, it seems "Satire" isn't one of the categories that are allowed to be posted under. Of what exactly I believe will be readily apparent upon reading. I hope, if nothing else, that you may at least find this short piece an intriguing read.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,135 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 5/30/2011 - Complete
One Death Away: The Unsung Heroes reviews
From the author of "Star Fox: Legacy" comes a thrilling, chilling, alternate ending written for Foxmerc's fanfiction magnum opus: "One Death Away". Posted with Foxmerc's consent
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,153 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/30/2011 - Fox M. - Complete
Star Fox: Legacy ::Archived Edition:: reviews
This story is being almost completely rewritten from the ground up. I am keeping this version of the story here for the purposes of hanging onto the reviews, and for the curiosity of the interested reader. You'll be able to see how much I'm improving.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 33 - Words: 167,041 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/24/2010 - Published: 3/26/2009 - James M., Vixy R. - Complete
Lombardi's reviews
From the writer who brought you "Star Fox: Legacy" comes this standalone scene. He left Star Fox for independence, but made the choice to return. See how that choice was made as he confronts his first and long-forgotten past that he left once before.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,154 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/6/2010 - Falco L. - Complete