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Joined 01-31-10, id: 2238321, Profile Updated: 02-14-17
Author has written 4 stories for Legend of Zelda.

About Me:

I'm the sort of person who who enjoyed The Silmarillion more than any of Tolkien's other books. The deep history of the world, the depth of each character... if I occasionally (*cough*toofrequently*cough*) get caught up in lengthy exposition in Fused Kingdoms, just know I'm holding back substantially because I don't want to have 17 chapters that read like a history text.

Hmm, what else? I'm 20-something, working full time, and totes excited for Breath of the Wild. Wrote fanfic for like 2 years, then took 5 years off to finish Uni and get a job. and then work that job for a few years and I just started writing again.

My Stories:

Fused Kingdoms: (In Progress) A post-TP, LinkxMidna fic. Link tries to find purpose in his life after the events of Twilight Princess, but hears that his nemesis, Ganondorf, managed to survive their last encounter. Can Link overcome his demons and defeat the King of Evil by himself? SPOILER ALERT: No.

Simple Miscalculation: (Completed. Maybe. I keep changing my mind on what I want to do with this one.) Two one-shots that are barely related, both LinkxMidna, though nothing overly romantic in either.

Crack Playthrough: (Pretty much in the same boat as Simple Miscalculation) I'm slowly playing through the game, bit by bit, writing a first-person narrative centered around Link, but I've given him something of a sarcastic personality...

Royal Screw Up: (completed) OoT, One shot. Link meets up with Sheik after completing the Spirit Temple. Inside the sanctuary of the Temple of time, he rests, and opens up to Sheik about how he feels about Princess Zelda. Awkwardness ensues.

I once had the first few chapters for up for another story, Archipelago. I really liked the secular/non-magical world I developed for that story (the magic in Fused Kingdoms is my biggest qualm with that story -- I hate writing magicalness stuff), but i couldn't think of an appropriate plot. maybe one day I'll think of a good plot and resume working on it.

From this point forward, it is the equivalent of me thinking allowed now. Just misc. notes that I don't have anywhere else yet.

If you haven't read The Silent Kingdom by Freedan, you are doing Zelda fanfic wrong. That is an epic, stand alone piece of amazingness, and the best written thing I've come across here.

I find the problem with a lot of fan fiction is that Everyone has a different experience playing the games, their own interpretation of events and subtext and dialogue. There are 3 ways to handle this that I see, and they all kind of suck:
1) just have an author's note at the very beginning stating what assumptions you are making, what your interpretations are regarding characters' relationships and in-game events. It feels artificial to read and keep in mind for the first few chapters, but very efficient at getting this problem out of the way up front so you can jump straight into the story.
2) A chapter or two entirely dedicated to rehashing in-game events to illustrate how. This feels much more organic and has better flow, but it is tedious to read because we already know what happened, dammit.
3) Work in your characterizations and assumptions over a longer period of time so it's not as tedious for the reader. However, it is harder for the reader to understand the characters initially as we don't understand relevent bits of characterization yet, or it takes too long for the characters to become clearly developed.
I don't have a solution to this.

An OoT, AU Story:

Take that bit in OoT where they say there was this big unification war between all the races, during which Link's terminal mother sneaks him into the forest. Ten years later, the races are at peace with each other as Link sets out. Yeah right. There would be an array of violence still occurring with the different races, or at least a lot of diplomatic tensions that could be exploited by Ganondorf. This opens up a lot of ground for another story...

A 10-year-old boy, practically a foreigner to the vast country of Hyrule, one day finds himself with a secret quest given to him by the Princess of Hyrule. He must travel between regions inhabited by tribes still bitter about the so-called "Unification War", and secretly, they all contemplate conquering the lands for themselves. While the King of Hyrule tries to quell any uprising, secretly, Ganondorf, the leader of the Gerudo, further instigates the tension between the races. Unexpectedly to Link, he finds himself thrust into adulthood, seven years later, and witnesses the destruction that was Hyrule. As he travels the country, he begins to put the history together: Ganondorf succeeded in instigating a war between all the races but his own. Once all the regions of Hyrule were weakened, he and the Gerudo moved in and conquered everything.

I would really love to work on that story... maybe I can use this plot with the world and characterizations from Archipelago. Though, then I'd have to rewrite Midna's part to fit Saria... or make it really AU and keep Midna... Replace the Gerudo with Dark Interlopers/Twili...

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The Silent Kingdom by Freedan the Eternal reviews
One year after the death of Ganondorf, Link finds everything he cares for torn from him once again. In the company of Midna and Princess Zelda, he must travel to a faraway land to find an ancient magic power to save not only Hyrule, but the world...
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 143 - Words: 1,003,151 - Reviews: 1781 - Favs: 1,341 - Follows: 1,008 - Updated: 9/17 - Published: 1/30/2007 - Link, Midna - Complete
Ad Hoc by reathai reviews
"He's already beaten the twilight though," he stated slowly. "The hard part's over." I grinned at that. "Kid, the hard part doesn't begin until after the action. It's picking up the pieces that's challenging." SEQUEL TO PRECEDENT; MidnaLink, TP/OoT XOVER
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 66,441 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 7/26 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Dark Link, Link
Hyrule Academy by WhiteXIII reviews
UNDER REVISION. Zelda never thought about love in her high school career. That is, until she met her best friend's older brother, Link. And to make matters worse, strange things are starting to happen. As if trying to graduate high school wasn't hard enough! ZELINK. AU.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,073 - Reviews: 642 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 352 - Updated: 4/2/2016 - Published: 7/6/2011 - [Zelda, Link]
Insomnia by tikitikirevenge reviews
Sun-dappled glades, ash-coated worlds: a retelling of Majora's Mask.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 40 - Words: 197,587 - Reviews: 1047 - Favs: 852 - Follows: 740 - Updated: 6/23/2015 - Published: 5/10/2008 - Link, Tatl
From Shadow to Light by MikeMuir0178 reviews
Suffering from a strange illness, Midna has returned to Hyrule three months later. But the people of Hyrule still remember the darkness and fear what the Twili may bring should they return. Hunted down, Midna searches for the only one who can help.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 112,877 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 3/27/2015 - Published: 2/5/2009 - Midna, Link
The Legend of Link: The Scars of Time by Gargravarr reviews
Sequel to Heroes of Time. Time has moved on, the world has changed. From the shadows of ancient history, legends long since forgotten will awaken once more to shake civilisation to the core. Be careful what you wish for.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Spiritual - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,448 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 11/26/2013 - Published: 11/29/2010 - Link, Midna, Zelda
Group of Weirdos: Twilight Princess by Mr. Light Chicken Bulbs reviews
One day, an unfortunate farm boy is quite literally dragged into a world saving adventure against his will. Fortunately, to help him he is able to recruit the... unstable bosses that he beats to assist in his cause. This is fated to go badly.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 28 - Words: 87,159 - Reviews: 410 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 5/21/2013 - Published: 8/14/2011 - Link, Midna, Majora's Mask
The Present by Mudora reviews
Midna has destroyed the mirror of twilight, ready to leave everything behind for her people. But soon after her safe return home, she finds that Link has left her a little present. The kind of present that Midna did NOT expect. Link and Midna.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 68,554 - Reviews: 312 - Favs: 472 - Follows: 537 - Updated: 1/13/2013 - Published: 5/27/2009 - Midna, Link
Free as the Wind by S.R.H. Fade reviews
Link and Link find themselves on an island called Outset, where a young boy named Link lives. 'Nuff said.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 39 - Words: 210,051 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 253 - Updated: 3/25/2012 - Published: 8/6/2009 - Link
Odds of Ends by Mr. Light Chicken Bulbs reviews
Behold the alternate endings of the Zelda games, covering a wide range of genres and lengths. Submit your own idea today!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 8,419 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/20/2012 - Published: 2/2/2011
Rekindling Their Bonds by Viper Inferno reviews
After 2 years of traveling the world to search for Navi, Link returns to Hyrule and reunites with Saria. But are they just rekindling their close friendship, or perhaps something more? Soon, many twists and turns will put their special bond to the test.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 185,412 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 7/17/2011 - Published: 11/26/2009 - Link, Saria
Epic of Zelda by reathai reviews
This is the ninth time, and wryly, he wonders if he's finally reached a magic number – wryly, because he doesn't believe in that sort of magic anymore, only wonders occasionally, wistfully, if he's finally attained mortality... LoZ plus classical myths.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,335 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/3/2011 - Link, Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Reward by TennisWriter456 reviews
Ganondorf is finally defeated, but Midna's gone. Luckily for Link, Zelda is there and ready to give him anything he chooses as a reward. But before he can tell her what he truly wants, a new evil rises. One that threatens everything they know...one that threatens everything they love...one that helps Link truly understand what he wants from Princess Zelda.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Chapters: 55 - Words: 176,897 - Reviews: 1485 - Favs: 586 - Follows: 268 - Updated: 4/27/2011 - Published: 7/9/2010 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Child of Truth by Maannga reviews
She has lived under the well her whole life, until one day she is taken from her home. Suddenly, she has to serve the Princess Zelda, can see the ghost of Ganondorf, and must go against the laws set of Nayru to resurrect the dead hero, The Hero of Time.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,734 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/21/2011 - Published: 9/22/2010 - Link
Twilight's Silver Lining by ConGie reviews
Love found... Love lost... Love found again? With the help from an item of old, and The Golden Power. There is a way back to the Twilight Realm. But things aren't as they seem... Rated T for violence, language, and possible adult themes. Link x Midna!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 62,702 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 12/10/2010 - Published: 9/18/2009 - Link, Midna
The Legend of Link: Heroes of Time by Gargravarr reviews
Six months post-TP, a lost and broken Link must conquer his own inner emptiness as Nothingness itself threatens to swallow everything he cares for. With allies old and new, he must face his greatest enemy ever. TP/OoT spoilers. LxM, ZxOC. COMPLETE 7/11/10
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 211,290 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 334 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 11/7/2010 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Link, Midna - Complete
Precedent by reathai reviews
Despite Link's snickering, Midna tossed me her amused expression. "You're Dark Link, then. We'll come up with a nickname later, since you think that's such a cumbersome mouthful. Link, meet Dark Link. We can pretend he's your evil twin." SEQUEL POSTED.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 144,420 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 3/17/2010 - Published: 4/6/2008 - Midna, Dark Link - Complete
The Things That Cannot Be Fought by Paper Bear reviews
After witnessing Hyrule's fall from glory, Malon takes it upon herself to aid the kingdom in its darkest times. What happens when her fate becomes entangled with the Hero of Time? A Link and Malon story.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,409 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 9/23/2008 - Published: 1/1/2006 - Malon, Link
The Weekly Hyrule News by BatNeko reviews
What would you do if suddenly all the old stories and legends started walking the streets at night? Well, here's hoping you have friends as good as Link's. Complete!
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 110,498 - Reviews: 695 - Favs: 409 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 1/16/2008 - Published: 8/14/2006 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Heroes, Cross Dressing, and Why I Hate Hormones by BatNeko reviews
Spending seven years of your life as the opposite sex can really mess with the head. Especially when the hot new Hero of Time shows up...
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,348 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/4/2005 - Published: 12/5/2004 - Complete
Shadow Lord's Bane by Split Infinitive reviews
Link, succumbing to the corruption of power and fame, has become a somewhat eccentric dictator in his own right...or so Zelda believes. Is hatred inevitable between the pair...or does their bond run deeper than that?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 79,312 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/5/2005 - Published: 6/28/2004 - [Link, Zelda] - Complete
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Fused Kingdoms reviews
Link struggles with Midna's unexplained departure, wondering who he's become and if he can ever return to his old life. But just as a plot to undermine the Royal Family is put into play, Link must investigate a whisper of a more pressing issue: a weakened, but surviving Ganondorf.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 70,267 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 2/12 - Published: 2/2/2010 - Link, Midna
Royal Screw Up reviews
Link meets Sheik, and in an unprecedentedly open conversation between the two, Link shares with the sheikah his less than thoughtful opinions of the Princess.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,422 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/6/2011 - Link, Sheik
Crack Playthrough reviews
The beginning of Link's journey. Who knew he was such a snarky prick?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,845 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/17/2010 - Published: 10/10/2010 - Link, Midna
Simple Miscalculation reviews
Midna's propensity for dramatics doesn't work out to well for her for once. But maybe it's a mistake she can live with. Rated T for language.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,893 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/19/2010 - Published: 2/14/2010 - Link, Midna