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Updates: 07/18/2016- "Villager and the Scientist" is now finished. We added a couple edits and an addition to the last chapter, which should have a bit more of what everybody was expecting. Hope you all enjoy it.
06/24/2016- Would like to say thank you to Knight of Wind. Can't find you on FF, but we really appreciate your review and thank you for it! As for stories, we'll be finishing "Villager and the Scientist" soon, then it's onto a new idea we've had for a while.
04/13/2016- Quick update: The review system seems to be acting up, so we aren't able to reply directly to reviews. So we'll be pm'ing people instead. To those of you who have pm's closed, we do appreciate your reviews. Special shout-out to tekinaFICTION: Thank you for your review and for faving the story. We really appreciate your kind words. And yeah, we do struggle with vocabulary and when to use certain words or when to not sound like a thesaurus. :P But thank you. Hope you like the rest of the story.
03/22/2016- First, thank you to all the recent guest reviews and people who didn't sign in, but left reviews. We really appreciate it. Please, if you have an account, leave us your name. We'd love to be able to thank you. Second, we didn't expect "Nosey Neighbors" to be so popular. It's another in a string of stories we've had like "The Cerinian in Me," "Hero and Maid," "Hint," "Unexpected Guest," etc. that become suddenly popular and we don't know why. We have yet to find any solid connection. If you know why, could you please tell us? What is it you love about these stories? The plots? Settings? Tone? What? Because we want to entertain you people and write stories that you'll enjoy, but we feel like maybe we aren't doing that on a regular basis given these surges of activity. So please, tell us what it is you like about these stories and we'll write more like them, or at least ones using similar interests that drew you to them.
12/8/2015- Sorry that things are still slow. The moving has been more work than we originally thought. But since we're on a deadline this week, it shouldn't be as bad. I hope.
I guess the basics will suffice.
Name: Same as account name
Birthday and birth place: March 27. Red Lobster...No, seriously, behind a Red Lobster at a midwife's place.
Location: United States, Florida. If you mean specifically, take a guess.
Religion: Christian. I will respect your beliefs as your own. I just ask that you please do the same.
Bio: I've pretty much been writing for a while, but never let many people read my stories. So I decided to start letting people on here read them and see how well I do. Personally, I don't believe I'm a good writer period. I would place myself in the bottom tier of writers on this site, as there are many who are much better than me (see below). However, people enjoy the stories so I keep writing and doing the same thing, trying to improve the quality and hopefully entertain everyone who reads them. And I thank God most of all for that. Also, I like reading some of the stories on here as well, so if you want me to read your story, just pm me. I usually like to write romance stories for this site and I like reading romance stories on here. Even though I read action stories in real life. Figure that out, cause I can't. I don't really like using other people's characters because I'm afraid of messing them up. However, if you want to use one of the characters that I've created in my stories, just ask for my permission and please try to keep them from being OOC. I'm a hopeless romantic and have an unhealthy obsession with video games. Also, just in case you couldn't tell by some of the stories, yes I am a Christian, hence why I've been trying to tone down the mature content in my stories a bit. However, that will not affect our approach to trying to present the highest quality we can.
We are on fictionpress under the same name (where some of my more mature postings will be) and on DA (where we are still deliberating whether to post stories on there as well). If you want to message us on there or here about anything (examples in profile below), then go ahead. Any other sites using The Pen Vs The Sword name are not us.
Our free book:
Fictionpress Profile: http://www.fictionpress.com/u/708343/ThePenVsTheSword
Favorite Authors: Micheal Crichton, Stephen King, Charles Dickens, and James Patterson.
Favorite Book/Story: A Christmas Carol. This is hands down one of the greatest stories ever written. I believe it's impossible to read this book and not enjoy it and fall in love with the characters, the story, or the message.
Favorite Movies: Back to the Future trilogy, Hotel Rwanda, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Incredibles, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, All Batman movies (Including the animated ones. Excluding Batman and Robin).
Favorite Shows: 24, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Star Trek (all of them), History Channel Presents, Batman TAS, anything from the 90's or late 80's.
Favorite Game(s): Too many to count. Usually anything by Bioware, Bethesda, Valve, Konami, Capcom, Sega, Atlus, Nintendo and a couple of others. A few notable ones would be the Mass Effect series, Oblivion, Skyrim, Mario Kart Wii, Pokemon, Crazy Taxi, Star Fox, KOTOR, Streets of Rage 2, Megaman X, Ratchet and Clank, Phantasy Star, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, etc. Like I said, too many to count on too many systems. I'd love to play online with anyone if they want to. Just pm me for my Friend Codes or PSN id.
Friends (and people I consider friends even if they don't reciprocate it): Rufuszz, darkness wasted (mainly Sword's friend), Ziggy7332, Mike Prower the Fox, i88, Alyssacookie, silverdawn2010, Avalon the Assassin, Melody Moonlight, and all reviewers and collaborators. You guys make this worthwhile.
People I don't care for: Flamers and anyone with a stuck-up attitude who believes they are better than everyone else. No one is perfect, so stop acting like you are. Also, stop flaming people who are trying their best. They pour their heart and soul into their stories and they do not deserve to have you squash them. Also, people who post horribly written or summary stories; the kind that are only 100 words long, everything is misspelled, etc. Put more effort into it like everyone else or go away. And finally, people intolerant of others. This includes terrorists, racists, and anyone who hates someone purely because of their beliefs, creed, race, or way of life. Only exception is people who hate other haters, like people who hate terrorists, racists, etc.
Favorite Bands/Singers: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Thousand Foot Krutch, and others.
Usually writes stories for or found hanging out at: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sly Cooper, Star Fox, Kingdom Hearts, Phoenix Wright, Mass Effect, Super Smash Bros. and any others I find.
Communities: Sonic and Friends Find Love
Characters I've created (all characters I've created and their likenesses belong to me. Please do not use any them without my consent):
For those who keep wondering where I came up with the idea for Pen and Sword, the inspiration came from A. the pen name, B. comedy duos like Abbott and Costello, Pinky and the Brain, Sam and Max, Billy and Mandy, Angry Beavers, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, Prometheus and Bob, and Tom and Jerry, and C. Kal0-and-Summer. Those two left an impact that eventually, combined with all the other stuff, turned into Pen and Sword. So I'd like to thank them for that inspiration.
Pen: One of the two characters that helps introduce stories, he's quite educated and brilliant. Usually found reading poetry or some famous literature, but also found fighting with Sword a lot as well. He doesn't care for fanfiction, but would rather be doing something than nothing. Is critical of most fics and likes to be alone, but will tolerate Sword's company. Currently dating Sword. Comes from a dank, out of the way mountain town high in the hills.
Characterstics: He's a pen.
Sword: The happy-go-lucky, more dense of the Pen and Sword duo, Sword loves to have fun. She loves to read romantic fics, but cries for hours if anyone dies or she reads an angst fic. Loves to fight with Pen, but doesn't understand that Pen finds her annoying at times. Likes to mess with Pen and is dating him. Comes from the land of rainbow unicorns and sparkly bees.
Characeristics: A very sharp sword...In physical features, not in intelligence.
Gauge the Hedgehog- (A.K.A. Blur) A common thief who steals what he needs, such as clothes and food. Has an unusual ability to always find a lead pipe lying around when he gets in a fight. After an accident where he tried to help Sonic defeat Eggman, Gauge now absorbs power from electrical devices. It can give him power, but if he goes too long without absorbing any, he can become weak and possibly go catatonic. He's grey, but has yellow stripes after his accident. His spines are in the shape of a mohawk and look a little like lightning bolts after the accident as well. He has orange eyes and is learning to play the guitar.
Requests: Requests are not currently open.
Collaborations: Willing to do collaborations. Just send a pm. Unless we specifically state in this section that we co-authoring a story with someone in any way, any story that someone claims we are a co-author to is lying. Stories collaborated on so far: the first five chapters of "Faded Shade" with i88, and we wrote a chapter for XxSanitariumxX's story "Star Fox: The Fanfiction SuperFriends".
Story Stuff: Working on Street Speed
For those wondering why we tend to stray away from the angst stuff and write more happy stories, our answer is two-fold. One: there are already enough sad and depressing fics on here to make anyone cry for days on end and we'd rather not oversaturate or even add to it much except on rare occasions. Two: life itself is something to be treasured and happy about, during the good times and the bad. So we try to reflect that in the stories. Sure there will be struggles, hardships, and conflicts, but anyone can overcome them.
Favorite Couples:Not any in particular. If its a plausible couple and written as such, then chances are that we'll like it. But a some of the ones we usually read about are Sonic/Amy, Knuckles/Rouge, Tails/Cream, Silver/Blaze, Phoenix/Maya, Sly/Carmelita, Fox/Krystal, Shepard/Talia. We will read others though.
Reviews: Anonymous reviews will no longer be allowed, unless you sign your account name or some sort of name. We appreciate constructive criticism and helpful critiques. We try to do our best, but sometimes we do need help and by giving advice, you're also improving the quality of stories down the line. So everyone wins! Also, please don't hesitate to point out inconsistencies, plot holes, out of character behavior, spelling mistakes, etc. in the stories so that we can fix them. And I would like to thank all the people who take the time to review our stories, both new and old, because that really helps boost our confidence and gives us ideas about areas to improve on future stories. So please review and let us know your thoughts. Any intentional flames/trolling will be ignored.
Reviews for your stories: We never review anything without signing in. So, if someone hasn't signed in and puts our name in a review, it is not us
PM: Feel free to pm anytime. We like hearing from others on this site, whether you want to swap writing techniques or just want to chat in general.
Favorite stories and authors: Most of the stories we add are either full of fluff and romance or are good. Really good. Really and truly good. And the authors are great as well and we use some of them as a template to aspire to when it comes to writing. In our honest opinion, most of these people have far superior writing skills to many others, and us especially, and are worth looking into. And sometimes their stories give us an idea or a word to use in ours. We would suggest checking them out because, well, like I said: they're great. For more details on each, and other authors on here you should look into, see below:
Silverdawn2010- We cannot praise her work enough. Every one of her stories absolutely captures the characters in the Sonic universe and usually involves a unique plot or idea. Put simply, if you have not read her stories, do so now. Not only will you enjoy the romance in them, but you can draw inspiration solely from her work.
darknesswasted- Funny, but sweet stories that range from a decent length to quick stories that can give you your daily dose of fluff to start the day off.
pantedgieQueen13- A well-known author in several sections we would say and odds are you have read a story or two by her. Nonetheless, her work deserves merit and covers a wide spectrum of types and other stories. Even if you've read a story by her already, try another one.
Extra and Random Stuff No One Cares to Read:
"Love is never wrong. People everyday point and declare one love or another is against a rule, a law, a doctrine, or some belief. But what they point to is not love. They point to lust, infatuation, and disguised hate.
Lust and casual, or loose, morals I do believe are wrong. While others may revel in its pleasures, I shake my head and turn away, and agree that the casual promiscuity of it is revolting. But all we can do is keep ourselves from turning something intimate that should be shared between lovers into something as normal as a handshake, and preserve ourselves for only those we truly care for.
Infatuation is not wrong and there is no reason to bash others for it. In time it will pass and fade away like all other habits. Then those people will realize how silly they acted and how much better they have become.
Disguised hate is a form of hate disguised as love for something else. An example is love for one's country or people. While neither of these are wrong, if they are taken to the extremes of xenophobia or ethnocentrism under the reasoning of doing it for their "love", that is when it becomes a problem. And that is when it shouldn't be condoned.
But true, honest-to-God love should never be shunned. Such a pure love between a husband and wife, family members, two friends is the most beautiful thing one can ever witness or experience. Or even love and caring shown from one person to another, even if it is not reciprocated. Whether romantic, platonic, or something close to either, we should never fight against it or stifle it, but embrace it. Hold it near and dear to our hearts and share it with others everywhere. We should pass it on in the hopes of brightening someone's life and enriching both our lives in the process. And maybe, just maybe, in adding even a smidgen of this love to our interactions with others we care for, and letting them know how much we love them, we can make this world a wonderful place to live, for us and the future generations."- The Pen vs The Sword. If you agree, please pass it on and copy/paste it to your profile.
Being a Christian does not mean judging others based on their race, culture, or beliefs. It means loving your brothers and sisters in this world, embracing them, and accepting them just like God would accept anyone. After all, we're all part of this world and in it together. And our differences are what makes it so great.- The Pen vs The Sword. Please copy and paste if you feel the same.
Re-posted from SherryBlossom:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
Who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into the dead.
On the third day He rose again,
He ascended into heaven,
Is seated at the right hand of the Father.
And will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy universal Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.
For those of you who are Christians and are whole-heartedly for this statement and for those who would like to surrender their lives to Christ, copy and past this into your profile. You may also recite this as a prayer. Be blessed and Praise Him Daily!