Author has written 54 stories for Final Fantasy XI, MASK, Wreck-It Ralph, Despicable Me, Transformers/Beast Wars, and Hellboy.
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"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway
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Lyrics from "Hard to Be the Bard" from the musical "Something Rotten"
Currently on my Desk:
Eden - Transformers (IDW) - So this one is a bit different in that Whirl isn't being Whirl. He's rescued from an interdimensional rift--and he's changed. While only five days passed aboard the Lost Light, seven vorns went by while he was on some unknown planet. And in that time he found a mate, birthed two children, and had settled down to a quiet, peaceful life on a rather pleasant planet. Whirl's protesting his rescue and both begs and demands that he be returned to his home and family. But during that process information comes out that shakes his faith in his mate. Meanwhile, Whirl's maternal state has excited Tailgate, who finds himself courted by a mech long wanting a family of his own. And it's neither Cyclonus nor Getaway.
Broken Wings - Transformers (G1) - Seven chapters posted - So I'm working on getting this story completed after a hiatus, and have just posted two more chapters. A sticky scene, one I decided needed to be in there on picking up this story again, is in the works for chapter 8. And once that's complete, I'll just have a few transitional scenes and the story ending to write. AND... the appearance of Highbrow, one of my favorite characters from the Headmasters series.
Obscurity - Transformers (G1) - 8200 words - none posted - Inspired by yet another TFAnonkink prompt. The war is over, political marriages are demanded to seal the deal. Optimus selects Soundwave. Megatron selects... Skids? WTF?
A Priori - Transformers (G1) - 33,700 words - none posted - I gave this one a rest for a while and am back to working on it. It seems I have about nine scenes to write, including a hand-to-hand combat fight between Cosmos and Windcharger. I'm just not a combat writer... sigh. but I'll slog through it because it's a key moment in the plot. Cosmos has to fight him to prove his devotion and strength regarding the femme he loves.
Ornament - Transformers (IDW) - 5400 words, none posted - Rung and Skids are on shore leave together when they find themselves being stalked. Skids corners said stalker, only to have the veiled figure undress to reveal a femme that could be Rung's twin. What follows is slightly based upon one of my favorite movies, "Frenchman's Creek." Rung falls madly in love with her even though he knows she's hiding something from him, and she's running from a past she won't talk about. I'm afraid it's a bit MarySue-ish, but it's very close to my heart--dealing with one of those things so few people understand about my own complicated personality. But no one cares that much about my writing so I'm going to work on it anyway. Oh, and Whirl gets to be Whirl being himself.
Understood - Transformers (IDW) -42,800 words, 41 chapters posted - Looks like this story will have 72 chapters when complete. I think that's enough; don't you?
Daughters of Men - Transformers (G1) - 2000 words - none posted - This is a piece I've been wanting to work on for a long time. It's set in an AU where the Autobots were on Earth seeking resources about 10,000 years ago. The ice age is over, the first civilizations are growing. Seaspray and Beachcomber are collecting manganese nodules off of the floor of the Indian Ocean. Seaspray has befriended a local farming community and has been teaching them things--effectively beginning a civilization. Soon they consider him their god and his high priestess as his earthly wife. And that's just fine with Seaspray, as long as they don't get too heavy into the worship part of things. The wife part is pretty good though. Though lately I've been having more thoughts about tying in the story of the Tower of Babel. It's difficult!
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This little bit of quoted script here sums up a lot of my tendency toward xenophilic stories:
The Girl: Didn't you just love the picture? I did. But I just felt so sorry for the creature at the end.
Sherman: Sorry for the creature? What did you want? Him to marry the girl?
The Girl: He was kinda scary-looking, but he wasn't really all bad. I think he just craved a little affection—you know, a sense of being loved and needed and wanted.
Sherman: That's a very interesting point of view.
- A discussion of “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” from “The Seven Year Itch.” 1955, Universal Studios.
Regarding FFXI, some of the characters in my work are based upon friends I have and have lost in game. I've changed the names in all cases and often the incidents. But I have purposely avoided the "this is the story of my character and the people he/she hung out with" sort of fanfic. There are plenty of that style in this archive, both good and bad. I aim more toward the classic short-story format, with the focus on emotions, interactions, and plot. I do encourage you to explore the stories in this archive, and to write your own as well.
Regarding M.A.S.K., I loved the show way back when, and I still love it today, much to my surprise. Yes, it was a fairly stock half-hour action-toy commercial show, full of flaws, impossibilities, inconsistencies, and moments of "huh?," but it had some really fun concepts and characters that are a delight to play with in writing. As I was stumbling through a MASK message board, someone posted the question in regards to what would fans like to see if there was ever a third season of the show. A response came in from someone named "Hideyaface" that was as follows:
"again, YES. i'm tired of companies bringing back old properties and aiming them at kids, when the adults who grew up with them are where the money is. at the heart of it all, M.A.S.K. would make a killer "grown-up" action/drama, provided they fleshed out the characters more, and made the situations a little more "realistic" (they can still be outlandish, but like IIcon said, there should be consequences, flawed characters, more mature/adult plotlines and situations)"
My thought? Isn't this what fanfiction is for? It can take the stories and characters to places the writers never could.
M.A.S.K. Pairings - So all the other (okay...way overgeneralized) fandoms have cute names for their pairings of characters, so why not MASK? And so here are a few suggestions:
Cliffshipping - Vanessa Warfield x Brad Turner - after the episode "Cliffhanger"...absolutely nothing to do with Cliff Dagger.
Clockshipping - Matt Trakker x Gloria Baker - after the episode "Counter-Clockwise Caper"
Garageshipping - Gloria Baker x Buddie Hawks - natural habitat for both of them
Coldshipping - Matt Trakker x Bruce Sato - after the episode "Cold Fever" and the lack of any steam or anything steamy
Amphibious - Gloria Baker x Dusty Hayes - Shark and Gator are both amphibious vehicles.
Whipship - Vanessa Warfield x any OC (or any character besides Brad for that matter) - "Please mistress...may I have another?"
Batteryshipping - T-Bob and anyone/anything - Whether it's a snowblower or a popcorn maker, Scott can convert him to any needed function.
Regarding fanfiction, I like well-told stories that fit in nicely with the canon. I read fanfiction because of my love of the characters and concepts from the original. But I can like original characters if they are believable and interesting and don't reek of Mary-Sue. There is a place for OC's, and I've created plenty of them. And yes it can be hard to create a character of my own gender and not put a lot of myself into her. My own defense to keep myself from the Mary-Sue route? Give the character flaws, different morals from my own, and different physical characteristics from my own (or those I'd want); and never, ever pair her up with the character I currently have a crush on.
As for AU stories, it's hit or miss. Sometimes the author can pull it off and it's a delight to read. Sometimes, it seems like the author took a random story set in another reality, switched the names, and tried to pass it off as an alternate universe fic.
I do like stories that use the lesser known or less popular characters from a canon. It's nice to have a bit more about them. I don't like a story with too many OC's that are intended as new characters to the canon. It's a fun thing to have a character off alone in a new setting meeting new people, but to fill up what would be the canon with all sorts of strangers is another. To me it's like: "who are all these guys and what are they doing at my party?"
And I like a technically well-written story. I happily forgive common or occasional mistakes, but if the author has no concept of paragraphs or punctuation, I quickly give up on reading it. There's always this groan if I open up a piece, and discover it's one giant block of text.
I think I wrote my first fanfics back in the mid-1980's...a friend of mine was crazy about this lead singer of a band she and I both loved (pre-teen crushes...gotta love 'em) and one day she showed me all these stories she had written about her and what's-his-face. They were all sorta backstage romances, and I thought I could do something much better. My story took place in Algeria, where I was an assassin out on a job and somehow ended up with this rockstar lost in the Sahara desert. No, I'm not telling who and hopefully nothing remains of this story besides the knowledge that once, long ago, I wrote it.
I remember a Legend of Zelda and some FFIII stories written in high school, but their text has probably been long lost to the annals of time. Later I wrote a lot of Pokemon Gen-1 & Gen-2 fanfiction (not posted to this site), and then set my fanfiction pen aside for a while, but picked it up again while playing FFXI. And recently, I've been rediscovering my love of the characters of the M.A.S.K. series and have been allowing myself to write-write-write!
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