Author has written 8 stories for Spyro the Dragon.
Aim high in life, but watch out for flying boxes.
In the News this Week...
Hiya. I've taken a big break, haven't I? Life has taken some big turns this year and I've been struggling with my writing for a long time. But as I start to sort myself out, I'm slowly trying to crawl back into the writing scene. I miss it and I miss my characters and I miss sharing my stories with people. I can't say when I'll be back up and posting, but I'm going to do my best to make it as soon as possible. If you're a reader of mine, new or old, thanks for hanging in there. I hope what comes next will be worth the wait.
In the meantime, check out my DeviantART account (link below). I'm drawing a sketch every day for October and a lot of it will be Firelight/Balefire-related!
Currently taking a break
Chapter 12: In progress (~5000 words)
Current word count: 90,000
Last Update: 27 June 2018
Next Update: check back later
I am a River
Who Am I?
Call me River. I've had this online nickname for so long that it's as familiar to me as my real name. I am River.
As you can tell from my selection of fanfics, I write selectively for the Spyro the Dragon Archive. I'm also somewhat of a very lazy artist, and you can find plenty of story-related art on my DeviantART account – especially for the Firelight series!
I love to write, I love to read, and I love fantasy, adventure, magic and dragons. I have been writing seriously for about 8 years now, and I still have a lot to learn. But I enjoy every moment of it, and I hope my writings bring some joy to your day, too.
Sometimes I don't reply to reviews, but I will always, always read them. Your words will never go unappreciated. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
And thank you for reading.
Find Me Here...
Deviant Art: missriverstyxx.deviantart.com
The Words I Write
I'm primarily a writer of fantasy and adventure, my two favourite genres (and also my favourite to read!). Things you will find in my stories:
– Fantastical landscapes
– Strange fantasy creatures
– A whole lot of adventure
When I first dipped my toe into the Spyro Archive, I became somewhat well-known with my very clichéd fanfics Tears of an Oracle and Residual Darkness. While far from my best works, these fics helped me learn how to write and gave me the confidence I needed to continue writing. They can still be read today. Despite their many flaws, I am happy I wrote them. I wouldn't be where I am now if not for them.
These days, I'm working on the Firelight series: a group of fics that follow the story of my own character, Charla, as she has adventures in the background of The Legend of Spyro. I started writing this series after ToaO and RD taught me what it was that I liked to write about. They're long frolicking fantasy adventures, full of magic and mythical creatures and the effect that friendship has on our lives, and they are somewhat of an excuse to expand and enrich upon the beautiful world and lore that the TLoS series gave to us. Consider them my love song to The Legend of Spyro.
I don't know if I'll continue writing fanfiction once I have completed this series. My ambition is to one day write my own original stories removed from Spyro and fanfiction, and to create fantastical worlds entirely my own. Someday, I hope to achieve that.
For now, though, please enjoy my fanfics! It's all I could ever ask.
A Short Silly Summary of My Stories
Tears of an Oracle – An angsty teenage oracle tries to kill everyone because the world didn't end. But you're just here for the SpyCy, aren't you?
Sleepless Spirits – Spyro fights some spooky scary skeletons. Why? It's Halloween!
Residual Darkness – The dragons of Warfang get caught up in a very large family fued between felines. Meanwhile, a swarm of OCs tries and fails to stop Spyro turning evil.
Threads of Existence – Spyro fixes the world and meets The Ancestors. They reward him with an exposition dump.
Spirit Gems – Oneshots and snippets that belong to nothing and nowhere.
Distance – Cynder angsts about long-distance relationships. At least she makes some friends in the process.
Firelight – Some Kid goes on adventures in the very large backyard of TLoS. A New Beginning happens in the background.
Balefire – Some Kid leads her friends on an expedition to figurative Hell to save some apes. The Eternal Night happens in the background.
Consider all criticism. Use what works for you.
Just don't fuck with grammar.
Links will take you to Google Docs.
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."
- Pablo Picasso