Author has written 51 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
Currently on my Desk:
Understood - Transformers (IDW) - 26,600 words, fifteen chapters posted - In an alternate universe, Tailgate and Swerve are streetwalkers in Kaon. It sucks. Not as bad as the refugee camp sucked. But their lives are at a low point. This may change when a Decepticon officer (tall, dark, and purple) with a thing for minibots takes a liking to Tailgate. It's rather unsticky for a sticky story about prostitutes.
A Priori - Transformers (G1) - 32,800 words, none posted - This began from a prompt on TFanonkink, and turned into a decent drama as I worked on it. Cosmos is accidentally reformatted into a seeker, and suddenly has to contend with "seeker magnetism" and "seeker desires"which are so alien for 'space chubbles'. And worse yet the higher-ups want to turn the peaceful little communications mech into a warrior to counter the Decepticon seekers. This one contains a lot of crackalicious pairings simply due to the nature of the beast. I've based it around the album "A Posteriori" by Enigma if anyone wants to listen ahead. Fans of my work know I love those ethereal soundtracks.
Mysterious Ways - Transformers (G1) -4,000 words, none posted - Vector Sigma has a mind of its own, and when Megatron wakes it, presents five empty frames, and asks the god to bestow life upon them, the mega-computer obliges--and decides that four of the five should be femmes. Megatron is aghast to see his new combiner team prancing and polishing and flirting and being... well... femmes. How are the Stunticons supposed to rule the roads on Earth with their seeming weakness? And just wait until Optimus Prime appears with five frames of his own and the same request.
Broken Wings - Transformers (G1) - 20,500 words, four chapters posted - My headcanon says that Red Alert is the one in charge of hacking Decepticons for information. And this time he's given a severely damaged seeker to hack, and manages to accidentally harm him further during the process, which causes Red Alert endless grief. Told mostly from a jealous Inferno's point of view, we watch the two deal with Red's broken pet and his pet's "seeker needs." It's kinda bittersweet, and I'm not sure how things will work out in the end. I'll probably decide after getting some feedback from readers. If the PM's I get want it to end happy, I'll do that. If PM's say they want it to end in tragedy, I can do that as well.
Melting - Transformers (G1) - 8,200 words and growing - A backstory for Cosmos, from a time when he belonged to one of the most critical components in the Autobot war machine. He and his fellow satellite brethren were plentiful and valuable and very well looked after for soldiers. But that high point can't go on forever... nor can his secret, forbidden, and unrequited love for a fellow member. I'm afraid it's gotten rather sticky.
Grapple's Choice - Transformers (G1) - 20,100 words, eight chapters posted - An old form of Autobot combiner team is found frozen into an asteroid in deep space. Three of the four members have survived the stasis-lock, and after they prove themselves in battle, an official search for a replacement member begins among the Autobots on Earth. Grapple, one of the candidates, is wanted by the team. He faces reformatting and a new focus to his work. Hoist/Grapple, Grapple/OC's
Thundercracker's Fate (G1) - 12,000 words, six chapters posted - Not sure where it's going--sorta a guilty pleasure fic. I may never complete it--the joy for me in this one is in the journey rather than the conclusion.
Stung - Transformers (G1) - Transformers - 60,000 words and filling in, first eleven chapters posted - This was supposed to be a short fluffy story, but it got out of hand. I've put it on hold for a bit to work on some of my other stories. If anyone is interested in how it all turns out, let me know, and I'll be encouraged to get back to work on it sooner rather than later.
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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!