Author has written 40 stories for Star Ocean, Harvest Moon, Super Smash Brothers, Game X-overs, Legend of Zelda, Fire Emblem, Soul Calibur, School Rumble, Final Fantasy XIII, Kingdom Hearts, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
...Hello, and thank you for wasting your time for looking at nothing important.
I am known as OneWingedHeron53. But you may call me Heron if you wish. I am a twenty-something year old Native in Ontario. I'll be honest, I forget my age sometimes, I mean at my birthday earlier, my sister baked me a cake and she labeled it Happy 2?th Birthday!" Being a writer is one of my goals, using fanfiction as my stepping stone.
Favored Couple as of right now.
LinkxLightning. Why this couple? You may say. Why not? I say. Both are heroes, experienced hardship on their journeys. Personally, assists their respective Goddess's. They were both forced out of their childhood to take care of another. They both are calm and collected, plus have a side you don't want to mess with. So why not?
Philosophy of the Year
I have begun to tell myself to write. Not just for people's entertainment, but my own. While I'll still take suggestions, I'm going to write on my own accord. I have begun to tell myself to forget about reviews. If someone likes it, then they like it. I view that as a huge weakness to various writers. Fanfiction and whatnot. They work hard and when they finish, they want reviews and huge praise they think they deserve. If they receive none, however, they begin to lose heart and interest in their story. That then leads to them dismissing their talent as a writer. The way I view it now. Write big. Write big all the time. Who cares if you get no reviews or praise? If they like your story, then that's good. That's real good. Don't write big, expecting huge things to come from it. Write big and expect to write even more. Surpass your own expectations. You're the one running the show, not your readers. Don't let your ego get the best of you, keep it at a reasonable size. You should be proud to be a writer, not a prodigy. I'm not saying just turn away all advice. Accept advice from whatever readers manage to read your story, mold it into your writing style and continue to break your limit. The human mind is a powerful weapon, we can think, we can adapt, we can bring to reality our dreams through our writing. Don't stop writing. Don't stop improving. Don't stop. Just don't stop.
Current Running Gags
These often appear in my stories as common jokes. These may not change over time, but who knows? They also involve Link for some reason.
1: Link without the Master Sword. Often a quick quip saying "They (The Goddess') didn't give him the Master Sword."
Stories written/updated in 2017: 2
100 Crossover Couples (Various Games/Anime)
Sword's of Worlds Collide: Link has appeared in the land of Elibe, He meets Lyn in rather the hard way, and seems to have taken some sort of interest to her. Lyn is also of the same thoughts. LinkxLyn.(Link = Legend of Zelda - Lyn = Fire Emblem 7)
Chain of Memories: Cloud finds himself in a different world. Collapsing after fighting off a huge amount of Lizardmen. Luckily, Sophitia was nearby and tended to his wounds. Now traveling together; with Cassandra as well, Cloud finds out that there are more ways to forgive himself. CloudxSophitia. (Cloud = Final Fantasy 7 - Sophitia = Soul Calibur)
A Hero's Storm: Lightning enters a near death situation by sleeping in a cold cave in a harsh snowstorm after getting injured in battle and walking in it for a long time. Fortunately, a curious hero appearing out of nowhere and saves her. Feeling some strange comfort around him, she experiences some emotions with him, whether she wants to or not. LinkxLightning. (Link = Legend of Zelda - Lightning = Final Fantasy 13)
Heaven Chosen Warriors: So Link saved his homeland from the forces of Twilight. What does he do now? He plans to lead a simple life in his village. Unfortunately, his Goddess' had other plans as they transport him to another world. Now he has to work with a dumb blonde and an even dumber blonde to accomplish whatever quest his Goddess' gave him. LinkxSophitia. (Link = Legend of Zelda - Sophitia = Soul Calibur)
Purifying of the Darkness: After saving her friend from darkness, by placing her in his place. Aqua remains inside a cave where darkness rules. When all hope is lost, a bright light appears and out comes a man who may be her only hope of escaping this plane. CloudxAqua. (Cloud = Final Fantasy 7 - Aqua = Kingdom Hears: Birth by Sleep)
The Radiant Princess and the Hero of Blue Flames: Nel comes to the Ancient Ruins of Surferio after receiving info that the Executioners were attacking again for some unknown reason. However, things get interesting when they began to summon other people from other worlds. Among these is a young man named Ike; who requires her help to get back to his world. IkexNel (Ike = Fire Emblem 9&10 - Nel = Star Ocean 3)
The Angel of Darkness and the Last Priestess of Winds: Talim met up with a strange being from another world who is like her, but with one major exception. This young man named Kalas; has wings. She initially thought she met up with an angel when things take a different turn when he began speaking to himself...or his Guardian Spirit who insists that they travel together. Talim however, senses a deep darkness within him. KalasxTalim (Kalas = Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean - Talim = Soul Calibur)
The Final Discovery: After being killed by Vermiforms; Faina is transported to an area called the Lifestream, where a man named Cloud, revived her. After collecting her thoughts, Faina follows Cloud out of the Lifestream where he promises her a place to further gather her thoughts and what to do next. CloudxFaina (Cloud = Final Fantasy 7 - Faina = Infinite Undiscovery)
From Shadows to Light: Continuously being the lapdog of Queen Zelda. Link starts to yearn for freedom when his presence starts to take a turn and he's kept on curfew. Receiving a mission to investigate ruins that the Resistance Crew discovered far away from Hyrule. Link gets to the main chamber and discovers a mirror that acts as a portal to another world. Rescuing a mysterious blue-head from the other side, he begins to see that she may be his ticket to the freedom he desires. LinkxAqua (Link = Legend of Zelda - Aqua = Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
A Lonely Flower: During the war with the Time Witch. Queen Zelda closes in on her to end the war. However, using the last bit of her strength, Cia sends Zelda and her Hero to another world entirely. Finding herself in a strange world, Zelda must survive in another world where its inhabitants are struggling to survive a mysterious illness. (Zelda = Legend of Zelda - Cloud = Final Fantasy VII) (I will update this summary later.)
Starting Chapter 23: Monsters from the Monster Hunter Series will start making appearances. They will be a cameo at best or even as a simple "boss battle" The story won't revolve around them and the characters won't be making armor or weapons out of them. (maybe) Elder Dragons will appear every now and then, but they will be reduced to cameos like the other monsters.
Nargacuga: A Pseudo-Wyvern with sleek black fur, bladed wings, and a retractable tail. When agitated or angered, it eyes burns a bright red. Appeared in From Shadows to Light. Slain by Aqua.
Willing to do requests. Just no yaoi or yuri or characters within the same universe. Characters from different series: Like Yuna and Sephiroth or Ike and Lyn counts as a crossover.
If you want to request a story of me. (Not just for 100 Crossover Couples.) Here are the rules I will follow.
1: I won't do yaoi or yuri. You can try reasoning, you can try to suggest that I genderswap one of them, you can try to persuade me, but just know that I'll say no.
Link's Journey Notes
Before you go ahead and read these, just know that it's entirely crack and may not be for the light-hearted as it contains domestic abuse, rape as comedy, and a severe drop in insanity. The only thing keeping it from being an M rating is the fact that I don't write out the scene, but leave it to your imagination. "What the hell did I just read?" You may say. I will answer, "A fraction of my insanity!" Before you even ask, no I don't do drugs, nor do I drink. So I can't be high or drunk when I write these. (Drugs are bad!)
How to get struck by Lightning
How to overcome loneliness
The Second Coming (Sequel to How to get struck by Lightning)
A Touch of Innocence (Branches of How to get struck by Lightning and is no way related to The Second Coming)
Not related to Link's Journey Notes, but served as an inspiration to start the damn thing.
Link in my stories: I usually use the Twilight Princess Era Link in my stories; appearance wise at least. His personality usually differs from different stories to the point where if he has the same personality as another story of mine, you can expect him to be the same one. He may also be more adept than the usual only sword and shield. Don't be surprised if I all of a sudden make him use a staff or a war hammer occasionally. He'll also be more adept at magic, able to utilize the three magics in Ocarina of Time. Din's Fire, Farore's Wind (He'll use this one the most.) and Nayru's Love. In addition, he can learn more magic just by simply observing. I also more or less make him a blood knight. Not your typical only existing for battle blood knight, but rather resistant to anything that hinders his fighting ability. Any attempts to subdue him through any magic means will be futile. I'm not saying he's outright immune to anything that hinders his fighting prowess, he can get affected, just not as easily. I do make him talk because I see that Link does in fact talk. When given choices in the games, I see it as him talking there. We just can't hear him because I think the developers wanted us to speak for him. Therefore, he is the link between us and the fictional world. That is how I see it. (Updated) There are times when I may have a Link that has knowledge and memories of his past incarnations at the same time. Usually, this is Hyrule Warrior's Link whose transportation between dimensions causes him to inherit more than memories. At times, he can and will forget which memories are his.
To the hardcore Zelda fans: I sometimes see that some Hardcore Link fanboys/girls never want to see him lose. I will accept that he is a very skilled swordsman, but he is not invincible. If I come across a story that depicts him pulling off God-Mode; I will be a good sport and just leave instead of flaming it. Every incarnation of Link has to relearn how to use a sword and various ages; he has the excuse of having an associate that have taught him once he has shown interest. (WW had Orca, TP had Rusl, SS has him as a knight, etc,) I will have him pulling off nice skills in the few fights I have with him; (In case you haven't noticed, I usually like to avoid writing action scenes of swordplay...at least until I reach a level of vocabulary where I can use different words instead of the same one over and over again.) but he is as vulnerable to blows. So you can expect me not to Mary-Sue him because I know some people claim that Mary-Sue Link never gets old, I beg to differ. I don't like invincible heroes. Like in A Hero's Storm (100 Crossover Couples) I could have Lightning beat him, but I chose to have her lower her guard because of his ability to teleport and seemingly absorb some of her magic. As much as a swordsman I can respect, I'll never have him at the end of a curb stomp battle either. People say that people like warriors that know magic and summons could easily overwhelm Link in combat, but I like to keep it on even grounds like above example. Where he was able to defeat Lightning in a duel because he can absorb and learn her magic. (As well as use his respective magical abilities like Din's Fire, Farore's Wind, and Nayru's Love.) Magic seems to be the advantage various characters have over him, so I got rid of that advantage by making him resistant to magic.
ZeLink: Now I notice that some people have qualms of pairing Link with any other girl that is not Zelda a lot. However, while there are other girls that fall for Link in his respective games, people seem to always resort to having him choose Zelda. Because of this, ZeLink has more stories than many would think. While I have no qualms about it, I refuse to be like others and dedicate my writing on an OTP. (One True Pairing.) At least within a canonical universe. As of right now, I seem to favor LinkxLightning a lot more than I would to any other pairing. (Which is funny since I would never have thought of it until a very good reader requested I write this...from there I included her in Link's Journey Notes...although I should consider writing a more serious piece of the two.) To get my attention, you'll have better luck with a Linkx any other girl beside Zelda and as I put it, the crackier the better, so I like reading crossovers which may include him as a love interest to someone completely different. While I haven't watched the series, Lucy from Fairy Tail seems to become a thing... (Although this may be because of one guy.) I'll read a ZeLink fic if I manage to get interested in it. I'll probably write a piece if I feel up to it, but don't expect it too much.
Waifu's: Meaning wife...I think. Since Lucina has appeared in Super Smash Bros. Lucina x anyone seems to fly away as many people who played Awakening knows that Lucina can be your wife...or rather Robin's Wife. (Or if you want to go the parental approach, Robin can be Lucina's mother as well.) As such, they seem to deny the fact that Lucina will approach anyone else romantically. (She probably won't, but still.) So pairings like LucinaxPit or LucinaxLink doesn't seem to surface much. (Unlike ZelIke which quickly escalated.) While I have no qualms against that, it does annoy me a bit that people always clamor "That's my Waifu!" at any possible fanart/fiction that involves her hooking with anyone that's not Robin. (I personally married Say'Ri in my first playthrough, Aversa on the second playthrough for Shadowgift, and either Cynthia or Lucina onwards...actually that's a lie, I actually played as female Robin first and didn't know that marriage would happen and I married Chrom. Even almost missed Cynthia because once I discovered the marriages, I started marrying people left and right before realizing that Sumia has the least potential spouses and Henry was all that was left. I was about to marry him off to Tharja.) Of course, the entire argument above could go the other way as well with Robin being the mother.
Crossovers: I love crossovers, really I do. So much that it prompted me a couple years back to write "100 Crossover Couples." You'll really gain my attention if you go that approach. Within that fiction stands really outlandish pairings such as LinkxLightning and AlbelxSeungMina to the more "common" ones. IkexZelda and CloudxYuna. Every now and then I would practice my writing by freewriting a massive crossover, however, I don't publish those as I delete once I am done (Or rather don't save.) I have in fact; due to a request, uploaded one of my freewriting where I only limited it to two worlds and it was in fact already a crossover. I usually free write when I'm extremely tired (And can't sleep) and as a result, I write random things and take it from there. That one story I uploaded? Link's Journey Notes: First Steps. (Although I sort of based it off of Mating Season...which is a mystery on how I wrote such a thing.)
Link's Journey Notes: A LinkxHarem piece where instead of having them all in one place, they each get their time as Link is (Usually forced) in another random world. As a Harem fic, Link can get any women he wants...although it is more like they get him; despite his protests. While I treat it as comedy, just know that it is a far cry as what would happen in reality. Link also gets no qualms about it and is still on friendly terms with them. This allows the girls to get him more than once, as is the case of Lightning who got two Journey Notes and as a preview, Aqua as well. While he is skeptical on how he is treated, I treat it more of an annoyance than anything else. As the above note stated, this started with Sophitia when I free wrote it. So no, I wasn't high or drunk when I started these series, just extremely tired. Also, know that Link is essentially a chew toy and butt monkey in this series. Why doesn't Zelda have a Journey Note? Good question, I'll get to you on that as soon as I can.
...While it can be explained with my reluctance to write a Zelink piece, I could explain it as Hylians emit a pheromone that can reduce the opposite sexes cognitive ability and drive them in a primal state of sorts. The reason why they don't notice this is that the pheromone cancels out each other. Now I'm going to stop here before I get bad(er) ideas.
OC's and self-inserts: While I make it a rule to not use OC's as much as possible, I may slip one or two in every now and then. Now I understand that many OC's, especially the ones that are created by beginners will have ridiculous abilities or past. While I do try to make an interesting past, I will not make him/her something like being granted powers from the gods to do their bidding in an otherwise normal scenario like writing an OC for a School Rumble fic. Unlike many other OC's who are otherwise the suppose lost twin from the main character or someone from a characters past or even just created for the sole purpose of being a love interest, I will not do these things. When I create OC's, they are from scratch with as much as little ties to other characters. As such, it won't be the typical, "I saved you, can I get a kiss now?" I really despise those kinds of OC's. And you can be as sure as hell that I will never do a self-insert. I know that some characters are very attractive to the point that you think they belong to you and you only, I respect characters as a whole and will never write a self-insert of having an affair or relationship with that character. The closest Self-Insert I'll do is to point out various things I have done. Like the characters themselves teasing myself or perhaps even try to kill me. Within a certain series, I have yet to update (Getting to it soon) the characters of Smash have access to my account and they themselves will upload their own stories. (Figuratively speaking.)
My relation with fictional characters: With the above note, the only distance I'll place between myself and fictional characters is just simple gestures like one would have with a friend coming over for some tea. The certain series noted above is in fact called "SSB Crew tries and fails to teach writing." I started that bit two years ago, right before SSB4 was announced. In there, the various Smash Characters (Mainly Captain Falcon, Wolf, and Marth with a couple of guests.) have access to my account and they try to teach others how to write. Figuratively speaking. Of course, I write myself as not home at the moment so they use my account to upload their own stories. Of course, the safety between fictional and reality is something to speak of. The characters themselves are in constant danger in the real world by the most savage of monsters and villains they have ever encountered. Fangirls. So every time I write myself as coming home, my house is wrecked by their constant stampeding. That's how far I'll go as a self-insert. Not some God who can erase any individual with just a lift of an eyebrow. Oh, and they'll be trying to kill me in certain situations.
Love and Hate: I really hate hating...so to speak. I'm just a really nice guy, so in any scenario, you can expect me to be in the middle. I like to point out pros and cons, but I like pointing out the pros first. If I read and review your fic, even if it's a first time writing, you can expect me to be nice and even point out tips and suggested actions. But otherwise, it is up to you to confide in them, you're writing the story, not me. With all the above statement, something you really hate will only be something that I think is nothing. Like the Twilight series, I know many hate the series, but I see it as pretty much nothing. Like I said, I hate hating. I view hatred as a wasted emotion.
My problem with a whale eating my laptop: In various fics of mine; particularly ones that haven't been updated for the better part of the year or more. I will make a statement saying that problems came up involving a whale eating my laptop. That's a figure of speech, in case you didn't get it, it basically means that something came up; ie: a virus attack, a flu attack, file corruption, accidental sabotage from my nephews, etc, so when I say that I don't mean that a whale actually ate my laptop. I don't even live in an area close to the ocean, much less where whales would dwell.
Criticism: Something that I've seen every now and then. Especially on stories that were written; for lack of a better term, by newbies. They can't handle criticism and even have their summary saying something along the line of "NOT LOOKING FOR CRITICISM!!!" Of course, not to be mean, that just means you make a lot of problems that make people cringe and if you can't handle criticism, then maybe writing isn't your thing. Criticism is a huge part of writing. Even if you're just writing just because then you should at least handle some criticism.
Tips for deciding a Crossover Ship
First; look around various art or fiction communities have has certain crossover ships. (Youtube also helps from time and again.) See if you can spot a random couple you may base yours off of. I came up with LinkXLyn ever since I found two old pictures. One was of LinkxSheeda and the other was RoyxZelda. I spotted the latter first and it was a terribly long time ago, so I don't even know if it's still around. I came across the former on Da some time after that.
Second; Think of reasons on why they would be a good read. If you want, you can just base your reason on their appearance along. I came up with LinkxLyn just based on Lyn having green hair and slightly green clothing. (It is more blue than green though.) As well as having brown boots. However, if you want to make it work better, think of their personalities. It would help if they somehow contrast with each others. Having one mirror someone the other knows may help a lot better. I thought Albel would work with Seung Mina mainly because I have Seung Mina see Albel almost like Yun-Seung.
Third; That's pretty much it. But if you want to go further. Keep reading. Their histories can also contribute to your reasoning. Like LinkxLightning as servants and personal warriors of the Goddess. Like personalities, if they can related, it'll be easier to have them interact with each other. Additionally, you can just foregone all of this and base it on a simple request, as I did for LinkxLightning.
Fourth; This one is not entirely needed, but it can help to come up with more outlandish pairings. Take away one of the partners and replace it with someone who closely resembles that person. Like for fun, I can probably turn LinkXRosalina to LinkxElsa from Frozen. As I said, you can pretty much have fun with any pairings as long as it is tolerable.
Fifth; Again, not needed. Have a random pairing you came up with in your sleep? Want to spread it but don't have the skills to write or draw a decent work of art for it? Don't worry, as long as you have money or people owe you favors, you can just ask them to write up a piece or draw a piece for you as a favor. Like LinkxLucy from Fairy tail. While I respect everyone who can come up with a random pairing like that, special mention goes to that one guy who managed to get people to draw LinkxLucy for him. While I do not know his reasoning, I bet it will be an enjoyable pairing at the best. (Although personally, I would pair him with Erza instead. But that is just me.)