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About: Hi there. The name's Shadow Horizons, but you can call me Shadow. I'm currently an unpublished author living in [UNDISCLOSED]. Hopefully in the near future I'll get a book published. (If I do I'll post about it here) I recently became a major gamer (Something I never expected to be honest) and spend my free time when I'm not working or writing playing video games. I'm a huge fan of the Kingdom Hearts series and have been since the first game came to the States. I'm a bit of a sucker for action/adventure/comedy/romance stories so you'll see that a lot in my works. I also enjoy cooking, but that's irrelevant.
The Looming Darkness Saga:
Looming Darkness: Nightfall
Expanded summary: After the events of Daybreak, our heroes are back and ready to do what they have to. Sora departs on a mission from King Mickey to learn what it truly means to be a Keyblade Master and a symbol of hope. Meanwhile, Riku embarks on a mission of his own; to explore the anomaly he had discovered during his last journey in the hopes of finding a way to gather the previous generation of Keyblade Wielders. Time is not on their side, however. Maleficent not only has six of the seven Princesses of Heart, but she has the Cornerstone of Darkness in her possession as well. All she needs now to complete her plans is Kairi.
The Looming Darkness Saga:
Looming Darkness: Daybreak
Expanded summary: After the events of Kingdom Hearts II Sora, Kairi, and Riku all have hopes that life will settle back down. However, the forces of Darkness are looming on the horizon. Maleficent and Pete have joined forces with a powerful group of revolutionaries known as the Apostles of the Star led by the mysterious Creed Diskenth. Master Yen Sid and King Mickey have come to the conclusion that Master Xehanort's return is inevitable and they need to make sure they're ready. Maleficent and her allies move against the worlds in the Queen of Darkness' quest for revenge and control of Kingdom Hearts. All the while, Master Xehanort's allies lurk behind the scenes, working to move things in their favor. The board is set and things are looking bleak for the trio of Wielders from Destiny Islands. The dawn of the infinite night is at hand.
Upcoming Projects (Note that all titles are tentative and subject to change or removal and should not be considered official... yet):
Looming Darkness: Along Darkened Shores
Looming Darkness: Returning Through the Dark
Looming Darkness: Infinitas Noctis
Looming Darkness: One Final Effort
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Iron Man Trilogy
The Dark Knight Trilogy
What Happens in Vegas
The Princess Bride
Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog (Highly recommended)
Harry Potter Series
The Inheritance Cycle
The Keys to the Kingdom Series
The Secret Histories Series
The Night Angel Trilogy
The Atlantis Code
The Robert Langdon Series
The Mortal Instruments Series
The Infernal Devices Series
Simon Canderous Novels
The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Forerunner Trilogy
Favorite Video Games:
Kingdom Hearts Series
Assassin's Creed Series
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (I and II)
Portal (1 and 2)
Dragon Age Series
The Mass Effect Trilogy
The Final Fantasy Series
The Elder Scrolls Series
Grand Theft Auto V
Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
Your past doesn't define who you are. It just gives you the starting point for who you're going to be.
That was the worst throw. Ever. Of all time.
Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame. Whatever the cost.
But perhaps victory is in the simpler things that you've long forgotten. Things that require a smaller, more honest soul.
"Caution's nothing without charisma! For if a man plays the fool, then it's only fools he'll persuade. But appear to be the Devil, and all men will submit." "And would you be the devil?" "For an audience, aye. It's all a big show. Give your quarry something to fear, some hellish thing from a fever'd dream, and men will drop to their knees pleading for their Lord before aught else!"
What I did, I did without choice, in the name of peace and sanity.
He drinks damnation.
We all change when you think about it. We're all different all through our lives. And that's okay, that's good. You've got to keep moving. As long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day. I swear.
Being a team leader isn't just a title you carry into battle, but a badge you wear constantly. If you are not always performing at your absolute best, then what reason do you give others to follow you?
You can't take the sky from me.
Ooh! We'll break his legs!
In a world without gold, we might have been heroes!
Strangers are just friends you haven't met yet.
For it is in passing that we achieve immortality. Through this we become a paragon of virtue and glory, to rise above all. Infinite in distance, and unbound by death, I release your soul, and by my shoulder, protect thee.
The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.
A man unwilling to fight for what he wants deserves what he gets.
Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.
"Please tell me you have a plan." "No, I have a thing. It's like a plan, but with more greatness."
Scars on the back are a swordsman's shame.
Evil isn't born, Dearie. It's made.
Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong.
Me and my recon officer were always at each other's throats. So we settled it in the ring. I had the reach, she had the flexibility. After nine rounds the judges said it was a tie. Alot of pissed of betters in the other room. After that we had a tie breaker in her room. Lets just say I had the reach, and she had the flexibility...
When you run with the Doctor, it feels like it'll never end. But however hard you try, you can't run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever, for one moment, accepts it. Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call, everybody lives.
"Oh, every human knows about Utopia! Where have you been?" "Bit of a hermit." "A hermit. With... friends?" "Hermits United. We meet up every ten years. Swap stories about caves. It's good fun... for a hermit."
Ooh. It's dark down here isn't it? They say that the old caretaker of this place went absolutely crazy. Chopped up his entire staff... of robots - all of them robots - they say at night you can still here the screams... of their replicas. All of them functionally indistinguishable from the originals... no memory of the incident... nobody knows what they're screaming about. Ab-solutely terrifying. Though obviously not paranormal in any meaningful way.
Oh, you like to think you're a god, but you're not a god. You're just a parasite eaten out with jealousy and envy and longing for the lives of others. You feed on them. On the memory of love and loss and birth and death and joy and sorrow. So...so come on, then. Take mine. Take my memories. But I hope you ve got a big appetite, because I've lived a long life, and I've seen a few things. I walked away from the Last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe, and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time, no space – just me. I've walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. I've watched universes freeze and creations burn. I have seen things you wouldn't believe. I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things. Secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken, knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So, come on, then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!
The road to success is always under construction.
Twilight isn't literature.
"Daleks be warned. You have declared war on the Cybermen." "This is not war! This is pest control!"
"We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?" "Four." "You would destroy the Cybermen with four Daleks?" "We would destroy the Cybermen with one Dalek!"
"You are superior in only one respect." "What is that?" "You are better at dying."
Damn that G.L.E.E (Galactic League of Extraterestial Exploration)! They're always making twisted abominations of everything!
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
A penny saved is ridiculous.
No matter how skilled and talented you are, you're still outnumbered by the mediocre.
Why is the rum always gone?
For a brick, he flew pretty good.
Our enemies are not going to kill themselves, you know.
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
We're not retreating, we're advancing! Towards future victory.
89% of magic tricks are not magic. Technically, they are sorcery.
In Victorian England, a commoner was not allowed to look directly at the Queen, due to a belief at the time that the poor had the ability to steal thoughts. Science now believes that less than 4% of poor people are able to do this.
Halley’s Comet can be viewed orbiting Earth every seventy-six years. For the other seventy-five, it retreats to the heart of the sun, where it hibernates undisturbed.
The first commercial airline flight took to the air in 1914. Everyone involved screamed the entire way.
I hope you brought your wallet... 'cause the rent in Hell gets paid in advance!
Sounds like he took some of the furniture when he left. And the carpet. And the drapes. And I wouldn't expect to get that deposit back, if you know what I mean.
PROTECT ME CONE!!
I feel defeated. Yet inexplicably rejuvenated!
You picked a hell of a day to join up.
If you have a dream, don't wait. Act. One of life's little rules. Got it memorized?
"You fight like my sister!" "I've fought your sister! That's a compliment!"
Hold my frog.
You're putting points into your delusion skill right now, aren't you?
Listen, like I told your captain, that orphanage attacked me. It was self defense.
I'm afraid that your position as my closest and dearest companion is being replaced by the fellow who just tackled a dragon.
"We have a long road ahead of us yet, I think." "Let's litter it with bodies!"
"What now?" "Take a step forward and see if it eats you." "What will that tell us?" "That it's hungry."
Rejoice. For very bad things are about to happen.
Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts.
Top 10 Heroes:
10. Captain Jack Sparrow
8. Ezio Auditore da Firenze
7. Edward Kenway
6. Team RWBY & Team JNPR (Rooster Teeth's 'RWBY')
5. The Doctor
4. The Reds and Blues
1. Master Chief John-117
Top 10 Villains:
10. Emperor Palpatine
9. Roman Torchwick
7. The Master
6. Creed Diskenth
5. Darth Vader
4. The Meta a.k.a. Agent Maine
3. Master Xehanort
1. The Flood
Important Evil Overlord Rules:
-I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation.
-I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would provide a fatal distraction at a crucial point in time.
-I will not have a daughter. She would be as beautiful as she is evil, but one look at the hero's rugged countenance and she'd betray her own father.
-As an alternative to not having children, I will have lots of children. My sons will be too busy jockeying for position to ever be a real threat, and the daughters will all sabotage each other's attempts to win the hero.
-If one of my daughters actually manages to win the hero and openly defies me, I will congratulate her on her choice, declare a national holiday to celebrate the wedding, and proclaim the hero my heir. This will probably be enough to break up the relationship. If not, at least I am assured that no hero will attack my Legions of Doom when they are holding a parade in his honor.
-If I have children and subsequently grandchildren, I will keep my three-year-old granddaughter near me at all times. When the hero enters to kill me, I will ask him to first explain to her why it is necessary to kill her beloved grandpa. When the hero launches into an explanation of morality way over her head, that will be her cue to pull the lever and send him into the pit of crocodiles. After all, small children like crocodiles almost as much as their grandparents and it's important to spend quality time with the grandkids.
-Prior to kidnapping an older male scientist and forcing him to work for me, I will investigate his offspring and make sure that he has neither a beautiful but naive daughter who is willing to risk anything to get him back, nor an estranged son who works in the same field but had a falling-out with his father many years ago.
-If I burst into rebel headquarters and find it deserted except for an odd, blinking device, I will not walk up and investigate; I'll run like hell.
-If I am recruiting to find someone to run my computer systems, and my choice is between the brilliant programmer who's head of the world's largest international technology conglomerate and an obnoxious 15-year-old dork who's trying to impress his dream girl, I'll take the brat and let the hero get stuck with the genius.
-I will only employ bounty hunters who work for money. Those who work for the pleasure of the hunt tend to do dumb things like even the odds to give the other guy a sporting chance.
-I shall make all of the doors in my secret hideout standard-sized. Even though sixty-foot high double-doors impress the masses, they are difficult to close in an emergency.
-I will provide funding and research to develop tactical and strategic weapons covering a full range of needs so my choices are not limited to "hand to hand combat with swords" and "blow up the planet".
-I will explain to my Legions of Doom that guns are ranged weapons and swords are not. Anyone who attempts to throw a sword at the hero or club him with a gun will be summarily executed.
-If an attractive young couple enters my realm, I will carefully monitor their activities. If I find they are happy and affectionate, I will ignore them. However if circumstance have forced them together against their will and they spend all their time bickering and criticizing each other except during the intermittent occasions when they are saving each others' lives at which point there are hints of sexual tension, I will immediately order their execution.
-I will not use any plan in which the final step is horribly complicated, e.g. "Align the 12 Stones of Power on the sacred altar then activate the medallion at the moment of total eclipse." Instead it will be more along the lines of "Push the button."
THE KH SURVEY
(Please copy and paste this onto your profile and answer the questions! Spread the KH fever!)
SECTION ONE: The "Favorite" Questions
1. Your favorite KH guy?
Sora. He's a character we can all relate to in our own ways.
2. Your favorite KH girl?
Kairi. She's got a lot of personality, she's caring, and is willing to put herself in harm's way for her friends.
3. Your least favorite KH guy? Why?
Saïx. He's an ass. Plain and simple.
4. Your least favorite KH girl? Why?
Larxene. She's a horrible person, especially without a heart. She deserved the death she got.
5. Favorite World? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden
6. Least Favorite World?
Isn't it obvious? Monstro. Enough Said
7. Favorite Weapon? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
Oathkeeper and Oblivion simultaneously. Gotta love the light and dark look.
8. Least Favorite Weapon?
Sora's toy sword that can't hurt the Heartless.
9. Fav. Summon? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
Genie. He flat out kicks some serious ass.
10. Fav. Form? (aka. Sora's Forms)
11. Favorite Pairing? (includes yaoi coupling) Why?
Sora and Kairi. I kept wanting them to get together during the game and they never did, even though it's so obvious that they're in love with each other. Sora knelt before his enemy and begged to see Kairi and she jumped into the darkness to find Sora. Plus her heart chose his to keep hers safe. Plus, they both drew themselves sharing a paopu fruit.
12. Least Fav. Pairing? (includes yaoi couples) Why?
Sora and Riku. Can't two guys be good friends without being in love with each other?
13. Any cool crack pairings you've heard of? List 'em.
14. Weirdest Pairing(s) You've Ever Heard Of?
15. Any "Kh-pet-peeves" you have?
People who call Kairi annoying.
People who think the members of the Organization are gay (No hearts, not possible)
The major differences in Port Royal from the original POTC. It makes my job harder. (Btw, this reason is one of the ones that led to how chapter two of Looming Darkness, came about. Read and you'll see what I mean)
16. Fav. Partner in KH? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
Riku, hands down
SECTION TWO: Do you believe it, or not believe it?
17. Do you believe in the Xemnas/Saix theory!
No. They have no hearts.
18. Do you believe that Zexion is emo?
No. He just looks the part. He's actually pretty cool and as far from emo as you can get.
19. Do you believe that Marluxia is gay?
No, he was supposed to be a woman originally, so he appears more feminine. I blame all the manicures he got as a somebody.
20. Do you believe that Kairi is the most annoying character in KH?
Hell no. Kairi's awesome.
SECTION THREE: Answer Yourself!
21. If Roxas had to choose either Namine or Olette, who would you root for? Why?
Namine. They look better together, they seem to get along better, and they're Sora and Kairi. Why not?
22. What's your theory on KH: Birth by Sleep?
Played it already. My original theory was that it took place in the future after Sora's time and that Terra, Aqua, and Ven were Sora's and Kairi's descendants. I now know that to be false.
23. Was Chain of Memories a waste of time?
No. But play Re:CoM. It's much better in terms of graphics (obviously).
24. If you had the choice of meeting ONE (and ONLY ONE!) KH character, who would it be?
25. Which KH character do you relate to the most? Why?
I would have to say Axel, I'm friendly and enthusiastic, I'm a little sarcastic, and I can be serious and dangerous when necessary.
26. What's the most embarrassing moment that ever happened to you that had something to do with KH?
I got lost in Seadrift Row and spent five minutes trying to get my bearings and never once thought to just rotate the camera or use the map.
27. Have you ever cosplayed as a KH character? If so, who? If not, who would you like to cosplay as?
No. And I'd cosplay as Vexen just to have a giant shield to hit things with.
28. The Funniest Moment in all of KH would be...?
Genie mistaking Pete for Aladdin, Donald whacking Goofy in the shin for making everybody worry about him, and Goofy realizing Mulan was a girl while Sora and Donald thought she was a boy.
29. The Hardest Enemy/Boss was...?
Xaldin. And Demyx, but only the first time you fight him in Hollow Bastion. Then he's predictable.
30. What was a good addition in KH2 that made it oh-so-addictive?
The darker plot, rum, new worlds, blood, the battle system, and rum.
SECTION FOUR: Decisions, Decisions...
Note: You MUST only choose one! "Both" or "Neither" in unacceptable!!
31. Hayner or Pence?
32. Zexion or Marluxia?
33. Riku or Roxas?
34. Roxas or Sora?
35. Axel or Demyx?
36. Kairi or Larxene?
37. AkuRoku or SoRiku?
38. Namixas or Namiku?
39. Zemyx or AkuRoku?
40. SoKai or SoRiku?
41. Sea Salt Ice Cream or Paopu Fruit?
Sea Salt Ice Cream, nobody special in my life to share a paopu with at the moment.
42. Cloud or Leon?
43. CloTi of Clerith?
44. Simple and Clean or Passion?
Simple and Clean
SECTION FIVE: The Last Section!!
45. List all the KH characters you've fallen for. (This includes Final Fantasy charcter as well)
Kairi, Aqua, Namine, Olette
46. What crossovers would you like to see with KH?
I'll end up including them in Looming Darkness. (Most likely)
47. Does anyone in KH look like another character? List 'em all!
Terra looks like Xehanort (With brown hair not silver) Ven looks like Roxas, Aqua bears resemblence to Kairi, Axel looks like Reno, and Xion looks like Kairi
48. Which new KH game can you abosolutely NOT wait for?
Kingdom Hearts III
49. Do you like KH1 or KH2 better? Why?
KH2. Consult my answers to question 30
50. LAST QUESTION! What makes Kingdom Hearts one of the best games in the world!?
It brought back memories of the movies I watched as a kid and included a decent amount of cartoon violence, crossovers, originality, an ever evolving story line that all ties together and revealed in just the right sequence to keep people interested and wanting more, and topped it all off by throwing in some Final Fantasy. What more could you ask for?