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Joined 05-01-09, id: 1920763, Profile Updated: 11-26-13
Author has written 6 stories for F.E.A.R., Dead Space, StarCraft, Zeno Clash, and Don't Starve.

"But," you ask me, "Who are you, really? Who is Strader?"

To which, I reply: Thomas Pynchon had it right, in my opinion. Stories work best with a faceless author - the less you know about the writer, the better. Borges, similarly, once argued that the author and the writer are very different people - the person I am when I write is different than the person I truly am. I subscribe to this philosophy. To this I might add that I, personally, am not all that interesting - nor especially given to blowing my own horn. So you will of course understand why I'm reluctant to talk about myself.

Granted. This is fan fiction. But still - principles.

For some, however, this will not be answer enough. For some, to know the author is to define the work, or to give one a new means of appreciating it. I understand this viewpoint as well. I am, then, a 22 year old man from Canada, currently doing my Master's degree in Modern & Contemporary English Literature at the University of St. Andrews. I first signed up for this site six or seven years ago now - strange to think it was that long ago, and how different I was back then (as a brief comparison between the tone of my oldest story with that of my newer ones will attest): I was in high school when I joined, and now I have a university degree. In any case, I might say that I came to write, and stayed to write. So it goes. I enjoy writing, and one of the advantages of fan fiction is that there are no expectations here: to write fan fiction is to write for the sake and the mere pleasure of writing, without the need to publish, to share, or to be marketable. There is a certain freedom in that - one absent from other forms of writing. It's why I've stayed.

I first got into fan fiction when I read the collected Diablo works of Steve "The Boojum" Dong on his website seven years ago at time of writing (the man is a genius and I strongly recommend his works to everyone reading this). His works showed me that fan fiction could be fun and engaging - and, importantly, free of pretension. It's a philosophy I have taken to heart.

So there you have it. A little more detail.

And if I may turn off the pithy wit for a moment - if you've read and enjoyed anything I've written, then I thank you.

I mean that.

- Strader

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The Lieutenant and the Assassin by Tobias Corvinus reviews
While Michael Beckett was being stalked by Alma through the hospital, Keira Stokes had her own unwelcome follower. Will try to keep this as true to the games as possible but it might verge into AU.
F.E.A.R. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,863 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 7/31/2013 - Published: 2/1/2011
Phantom Dancers by AlwaysBetOnVoid reviews
Former Alpha Squadron wraith ace Tom "Iceman" Kazansky has been reduced to Dead Man's Port after a falling out with the Dominion. With a chance to escape with his wraith when Raynor comes looking for Col. Orlon, he's offered an unexpected deal by Raynor himself. Iceman will finally have someone to call "Commanda" and what's worse is that he's got a banshee and a spectre on his six!
StarCraft - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,939 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 3/4/2013 - James R., G. Tosh
The Devil's Queen by the crazy hobos of doom reviews
She didn't mind dancing with the devil, as long as it suited her needs. Pre-RE5, Excella/Wesker
Resident Evil - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 47,448 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 8/16/2012 - Published: 7/26/2009 - A. Wesker, Excella G.
The Open Box by crackedradio reviews
The box is open but she refuses to be Pandora. Janice Polito, SHODAN, the Many and a very final decision.
System Shock - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 405 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/5/2012 - Shodan, The Many - Complete
Healing Wounds by Inyri reviews
Ezri Dax has decided to have her zhian'tara, the Trill ritual in which each of a Joined Trill's hosts are embodied by family members and friends. This causes some tension on the station when the ritual includes the embodiment of Jadzia. Some E/Ju, K/O
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,533 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/4/2012 - Published: 6/12/2009 - Ezri D., J. Bashir - Complete
There is a rapture on the lonely shore by Hotpoint reviews
Eleanor Lamb returns to Rapture, Jack Ryan reluctantly tags along
BioShock - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,697 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 1/5/2011 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Jack R., Eleanor L.
Game Mechanics: Autobalance by Hobbithearted reviews
Newsflash! The Medic switches sides. Its... probably fairly obvious that that's where this story is going. I tell you so in the title. But, the fact that he does isn't important. The how, the why, and more importantly the *consequences* of it... is.
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 85,693 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 10/10/2010 - Published: 8/14/2009 - Medic, Spy - Complete
Infectious Charm by 95Headhunter reviews
An alternate ending based on what could have happened if certain people had used a little more common sense, and certain others used the gift of speech. Very much AU. Mild language and violence. Moderate hints of romance. May contain parody traces.
Dead Space - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,924 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/10/2009 - Complete
Saetwo's Story by that one little guy reviews
A novelization of Logical Journey of the Zoombinis. Witness as Saetwo and her friends escape from the tyrannical Bloats and embark on an incredible and semieducational quest in search of a new home! I command you!
Zoombinis - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 80,111 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/19/2008 - Published: 10/6/2006 - Complete
Chuck vs the PieMaker by Notorious JMG reviews
What happens when Sarah is given a second chance at life? Crossover with Pushing Daisies. Prelude to Chuck vs. the Past.
Crossover - Pushing Daisies & Chuck - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,347 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/11/2008 - Published: 12/16/2007 - Chuck B. - Complete
All At Once by riesling reviews
Not long after defeating Gannondorf, Link sets out on his own after all of his service to the Royal Family of Hyrule. It's time for him to finally make himself happy, though what he finds in the process is really just another adventure waiting to happen!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,369 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 11/13/2007 - Published: 11/20/2006 - Link, Ruto
Gallitep by The Fink reviews
Gallitep didn't just imprison the workers there, it trapped their overseers and their rescuers too... [tag to the episode Duet]
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,558 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/5/2007 - Kira N., B. Sisko - Complete
Dealing With The Devil by MizJoely reviews
An alternate ending to the episode Civil Defense, in which Gul Dukat offers Kira Nerys a more personal alternative to save the station.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,038 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/22/2006 - Published: 11/8/2006 - Kira N., Odo, Quark, G. Dukat - Complete
A Sky Not His Own by Djinn1 reviews
Sometimes you can't take it back. O'Briens/Kira fic, yes, that adds up to three.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,836 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2003
A Zergling's Observations by Violetlight reviews
I wrote this as a school project, believe it or not. Zerglings observe an "oddity" of Terran behaviour.
StarCraft - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 586 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/1/2001
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A brief, bleak poem by an insane Wendy about fear and shadow.
Don't Starve - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/27/2013 - Wendy - Complete
In which Ghat must defeat a Corwid using his wits. Rated T for risqué humour, and for violence on par with the game itself.
Zeno Clash - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,467 - Published: 10/27/2013 - Complete
The Creed
A brief drabble containing Met'amoq's reflections on the life of a Corwid, as dictated to a certain character from Zeno Clash 2.
Zeno Clash - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,269 - Published: 10/8/2013 - Complete
Misplaced Affection reviews
A series of romantic oneshot vignettes set in the Starcraft universe. Currently containing a meditation on why the Cerebrate is gone by Starcraft II, and a possible world in which Kerrigan and the Commander have an affair. Currenly taking requests - and please read and review! (Note: I had to increase the rating to M due to content in the second part of the second story)
StarCraft - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,009 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Cerebrate, Sarah K.
Bed Space reviews
So you think you've seen it all? You are wrong. I present for your edification my Dead Space erotica/romance collection, for your entertainment. God help us all.
Dead Space - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,477 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/16/2011 - Published: 4/24/2011
Wake Up reviews
What if Alma Wade lived a normal life? It’s a question that’s been asked many times before. But what if that life wasn’t necessarily perfect? Or even necessarily real? Any reviews appreciated.
F.E.A.R. - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,065 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/13/2009 - Complete