Author has written 60 stories for Redemption of Althalus, Inheritance Cycle, Inuyasha, Harry Potter, Bitterbynde Trilogy, Fullmetal Alchemist, Doctor Who, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Warcraft, Toy Story, and Norse Mythology.
Hello, and welcome to my profile.
Name: Shadowcaster01, but I'm fine with being called Shadow.
Reason for joining the site: My muses wouldn't leave me alone with certain stories; I've still got about half a dozen I haven't started yet... (scary, right?). I also love writing stories - length doesn't matter.
Pet peeves: Misspellings, grammatical errors, incorrect usage of words or phrases (to/two/too, etc) - I'm a grammar nazi, it's an ingrained thing (not hard to believe with a family full of teachers)... Also don't like when someone doesn't properly research the historical/geographical/mythical context for their fiction, it can get really annoying. And last but not least, the dreaded in text author notes that break up the story's flow...
Likes: the colour green, thunderstorms, stargazing, and a really good book.
Reads: too many to count, so I'll name a few of my all-time favourites... Terry Pratchett's Discworld series; David and Leigh Edding's Redemption of Althalus and The Elder Gods; Rowling's Harry Potter books; Cecilia Dart Thornton's Crowthisle Chronicles and Bitterbynde trilogy; Alison Croggon's Pellinor; Terry Brook's Shannara and Kingdom of Landover series; Patrick Rothfus' Name of the wind; Traci Harding's Ancient Future; JRR Tolkein's The Hobbit; Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series; Mary Shelly's Frankenstein; Bram Stoker's (spelling?) Dracula; Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Naomi Novik's Temereire Series, Trudi Canavan's Black Magician Trilogy, Joanne Harris' Runemarks...
I'm not a big fan of the Twilight series, can't stand the thought of shiny Vampires being unaffected by sunlight... it's like they're a beacon to all Vampire Hunters everywhere. It would be just as obvious for them to hold a big, flashing, neon sign that reads: "I Am Here" in huge letters, and several arrows too. Wasn't all that well written either, definitely a "tween" book, as people call it. I apologise to any Twilight fans who come across this part of my profile, it's just my personal opinion.
Shows/Movies: I like a variety of types, but for now I'll list a few... Harry Potter 1-5, Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl, Hogan's Heroes, And Then There Were None, Some Like it Hot, Bewitched, Inuyasha, Fullmetal Alchemist, Singing in the Rain, Pacific Rim, Lord of the Rings, Ouran Host Club, Saving Private Ryan, Sword Art Online, Log Horizon, Star Wars, Finding Nemo, Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, Back to the Future, Law and Order CI & SVU, The Inspector General, The Court Jester, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Doctor Who, and the list goes on...
Communities/Forums: I'm hosting a forum for FMA called Fullmetal Alchemist A Bit of Everything. It has discussions, chat, challenges and competitions, a self plug ad thread, and even a review tag topic that gets you free reviews. The forum is pretty much an anything goes kind of setup, so you can pick and choose what you want to participate in there. Anyone's welcome to join, so feel free to drop by, look around, post ideas, etc.
I have several different ones set up at the moment including:
For a better description of each, follow this link and see for yourself.
I contribute to HPFC, The Basket of Books, Doctor Who Roleplay, and the Offical Time Lord Registry forums. I'm also contributing to the Hunger Games 24-24 author collaboration (Forgotten Children: 8th annual Hunger Games)
I've also joined FictionPress if anyone wanted to find me on there.
You can also find me on AO3 under the name: The_Nebula
Ragnarok: Detailed biographies and family background, powers, skills and talents, appearance, age, personality, goals and fears, fatal/major flaws, quirks and habits, ethnicity and hometown, and how they discovered and reacted to their powers.
Include how that character was surviving the war going on around them, and their strategy for doing so in the future. Also the way they think things through, and their life creed (or a quote that best describes them as a person).
Unexpected: Detailed biographies and family background, skills and talents, appearance, age, personality, goals and fears, fatal/major flaws, quirks and habits, ethnicity and hometown, species and home world, values, how they deal with pressure or life-threatening situations, occupation, home era, other stuff not listed (each character would get their own mini-arc, so I need lots of detail for everything)...
If inventing an alien, please give some info about their world and their species. If you want some questions to help brainstorm this, let me know.
By order of the Official Time Lord Registry,
Let it be known that on the date January 12th 2014,
Shadowcaster gazed upon the Untempered Schism and saw time in all its infinite possibilities and eternity, and was inspired.
Her chosen name is The Nebula, for her personality and great interest in the wonders of the universe.
So it was chosen and so it shall be,
The order is stamped with the Seal of the Time Lords
Some interesting quotes...
"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute." - Josh Billings
"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's still on your plate." - Thornton Wilder
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony" - Mahatma Gandhi
"If you're going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill
"Everything you do prepares you for the next thing." - John Abel
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." - Japanese proverb
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere." - Albert Einstein
"I will dress in bright and cheery colours, and so throw my enemies into confusion." - The Evil Overlord List
"Finally, to keep my subjects permanently locked in a mindless trance, I will provide each of them with free unlimited internet access." - The Evil Overlord List
"Some woman puts Dante through Hell. The End" - Book a minute Classics
"The allegorically named Goodman Brown is GOOD. But, at the protests of his allegorically named wife Faith, he visits the devil and unwittingly becomes BAD. Then he dies. The End." - Book a minute Classics
"How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?" - Lawyer (from courtroom quotations) from Things people said site
"You were there until the time you left, is that true?" - Lawyer
"Were you alone or by yourself?" - Lawyer
"The angels have the phone box." 10th Doctor, Doctor Who
"You may be a Doctor, but I am the Doctor. The definite article, you might say." 4th Doctor, Doctor Who
"Whoever takes the Pandorica takes the universe." 11th Doctor, Doctor Who
"Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!" 9th Doctor, Doctor Who
I'll stop here, or it will dominate the page (sorry about that...)
Because of all of the oneshots I've been posting here lately, this will now simply be for my Works in Progress. The completed ones would take up too much space...
7/2014: I know it's been a while since I've updated most of the following, I'm still working on finishing each one - I won't abandon them, I promise. Just have had a few issues with inspiration recently that I'm hoping will sort itself out soon. To all my followers, thank you so much for your patience!
Name: Old Truths, New Beginnings From: Harry Potter and World of Warcraft
Status: Hiatus Characters: So far it's a Sirius story, with a cast of OC characters.
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Type: Crossover
It's a huge work in progress at the moment, and thanks to everyone who's reviewed/faved so far...
It also has a small companion fic that I'll be updating sporadically called A Leafy Interlude.
Name: Grey Skies and Troubled Waters From: Harry Potter
Status: Temporary Hiatus Characters: Mainly OCs and the new generation cast
Genre: Drama/Adventure Type: chapters
Name: Wandless in Seattle From: Harry Potter
Status: Hiatus Characters: Mainly a Sirius story at the moment
Genre: Drama/Adventure Type: Chapters
This is in response to a challenge by LookAPuppyMadeYouLook.
Name: Agree to Disagree From: Harry Potter
Status: Temporary Hiatus Characters: Snape and the Marauders
Genre: General Type: Drabble Series
In response to another challenge from HPFC
Name: Mascot From: Harry Potter
Status: Hiatus Characters: Mostly Hannah and Susan, but other characters make an appearance
Genre: General Type: Related drabble/oneshot series
Name: Displaced From: Harry Potter and Fullmetal Alchemist
Status: In Progress Characters: Harry, Maes
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy Type: Crossover
Name: Unexpected Plausibility From: Doctor Who
Status: Hiatus Characters: 10th Doctor, Rose, and OCs
Genre: Adventure Type: chapters, syoc
Name: Discoveries and Revelations From: Harry Potter
Status: Temporary Hiatus Characters: OCs, with possible appearances from canon characters
Genre: Horror/Drama Type: related Oneshot/short story series
Name: The Bartender From: Doctor Who
Status: Temporary Hiatus Characters: OC and the Doctor, with possible appearances from other canons
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy Type: Oneshot/short story series, memoir
Name: Imperio From: Harry Potter
Status: In Progress Characters: Everyone on the cast will probably make an appearance
Genre: General Type: Oneshot/Drabble series
Focuses on less than happy moments in the HPverse which may or may not be canon
Name: Ragnarok, Order and Chaos From: Percy Jackson and Norse mythology
Status: In Progress Characters: Magni, Modi, Mimir, and OCs
Genre: Adventure Type: Chapters/Crossover, syoc
Name: This Is How We Live From: Fullmetal Alchemist
Status: In Progress Characters: The whole cast
Genre: General Type: Oneshot/Drabble series
Focuses on canon/non-canon moments
Future works (ideas): Bitterbynde, FMA, DW, and Inheritance stories, and other FMA/HP crossovers.
I'm also a registered beta, so if you require any betareading services, I'd be glad to help you out.
That's all folks (for now)... Since you've read this far, feel free to take a look at my fics. Review/critique about it if you want; but most of all: enjoy.