Strader
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Joined 05-01-09, id: 1920763, Profile Updated: 04-13-15
Author has written 6 stories for F.E.A.R., Dead Space, StarCraft, Zeno Clash, and Don't Starve.

I've always agreed with Pynchon: Stories work best with a faceless author - the less you know about the writer, the better. 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.

Even so, if you've come here, it means you're curious about me, and so I suppose I should give you a little more information about the man behind the curtain.

I first signed up for this site almost eight years ago - 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 newest will attest). I was in high school when I joined, and now I have two university degrees. In the end, though, 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 conform to any standards but your own. 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 (first got into writing, in point of fact) when I read the collected Diablo works of Steve "The Boojum" Dong on his website nine years ago (at time of writing). His works showed me that fan fiction could be fun and engaging - and, importantly, genuine and sincere. It's a philosophy I have taken to heart.

In the spirit of sincerity, then: if you've read and enjoyed anything I've written, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I mean that.

- Strader

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Game Mechanics: Autobalance by Hobbithearted reviews
The BLU Medic makes a quick decision that ends up turning his life upside down. An unexpected gesture of charity gives the RED Spy an idea for his next cunning scheme, and the Heavy tries his hand at subterfuge. The Sniper's advice is unasked for, and the Engineer is unamused. There are also Sandviches. (No actual pairings, though one is somewhat implied towards the end.)
Team Fortress 2 - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 94,530 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 249 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 4/19/2014 - Published: 8/14/2009 - Medic, Spy - Complete
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: 69 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/31/2013 - Published: 2/1/2011
Losing innocence by Nagaki-Pumpkin reviews
As Little Sisters grow older, ADAM isn't the only thing the Splicers want from them...
BioShock - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,811 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Little Sister, Big Daddy - Complete
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: 118 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 8/16/2012 - Published: 7/26/2009 - A. Wesker, Excella G.
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: 26 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/4/2012 - Published: 6/12/2009 - Ezri D., J. Bashir - Complete
Doctors and Strangers by DragonSteel reviews
Eleanor leaves Rapture with the Little Sisters, but what of the Big Sisters left behind, bereft of their charges as Rapture falls apart around them? Who's left to tell them to stop taking girls from the Surface?
BioShock - Rated: M - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,273 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/31/2011 - Published: 12/28/2011 - Big Sister, Little Sister
Queen Ruto by Lynny M reviews
Even as the Sage of Water, she cannot claim to understand what happened to the Hero of Time.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,054 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Published: 12/17/2011 - Ruto, Link - 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: 27 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 1/5/2011 - Published: 1/1/2011 - Jack R., Eleanor L.
Needs More Pargon by The Magic Pocket Turtle reviews
A 50 themes short-story collection, featuring several of the main and side characters. Current- #15 Immortal- This wasn't what she wished for.
Eternal Darkness - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 6,205 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/31/2010 - Published: 3/6/2010
Without Light by Alexa Bleach reviews
Fifty stories exploring the characters and settings of Eternal Darkness.
Eternal Darkness - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 1,489 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/7/2010 - Published: 3/6/2010
Awakening by BenignUser reviews
Deep within the pulsing chrysalis, Sarah Kerrigan dreams of her past and awakens to her future.
StarCraft - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,058 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/29/2009 - Sarah K. - 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: 26 - Follows: 4 - 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: 147 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 18 - 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: 20 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/11/2008 - Published: 12/16/2007 - Chuck B. - Complete
High Score: 1917 by Laszlo Korossy reviews
A Marxist critique of Tetris.
Tetris - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 402 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 29 - Published: 2/15/2008 - Complete
Sunglasses by Anakin McFly reviews
It's the life of the Smiley. Go into The Room. Play The Game. Die. At least, that's how things were... until one Smiley decided to change it all. FINISHED
Minesweeper - Rated: K - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,164 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 2/11/2008 - Published: 12/6/2002 - 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: 15 - 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: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/22/2006 - Published: 11/8/2006 - Kira N., Odo, Quark, G. Dukat - Complete
Descent into Darkness by J.S.Mallory reviews
Dr. Derek Raynor works at a mental hospital in Rhode Island with a shady past. When several patients are admitted with nearly identical paranoid delusions, the subsequent investigation might cost Derek his own sanity.
Eternal Darkness - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,534 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/1/2004
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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Terrorbeak
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
Bluff
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.
StarCraft - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,009 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Sarah K., Magistrate, Cerebrate
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: 11 - 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