BrightestDarkness
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Joined 06-01-10, id: 2385615, Profile Updated: 05-07-15
Author has written 6 stories for Mass Effect, Marvel, RWBY, X-Com, Jade Empire, and One Punch Man/ワンパンマン.

What does it mean to be a bucket?

Everything, in short.

To understand such a statement, we must realize the fact that a bucket can contain anything, from water, to people, and even the world, but more importantly, buckets are holders of all our beliefs; they are what we think them to be.

Ponder the use of a bucket, and most would answer "to carry water" or some other application in the realm of simplicity, and thus, the problem is revealed to us, that it is not the bucket's fault that it is rarely meant to achieve greatness, but people for limiting the bucket.

When thoughts are merely mundane, when objects are locked into popular contentions and uses, when even ideas are synchronized for the sake of supposed harmony, are moments when the bucket loses its majesty.

Consider another object of less importance like a toilet bowl, or a cardboard box. These objects are low on the totem pole of wonder, but that is only because we limit them to be. Ask yourselves this: what would hold greater potential and spectacle, a car with four wheels going up to two hundred miles an hour, or a toilet bowl soaring across the night sky, leaving a line of fire seared into the blackness behind it. Though realizing that the rider of the toilet will never be able to steer their porcelain vehicle, remember also that drivers will never be able to pierce the clouds, and should we need it be, a bucket will make for a wonderful toilet.

Such is the reason why I aspire to be a bucket, but not a bucket that is meant to hold liquid or other materials of tangible properties, because I am a greater bucket than that: mine will be the bucket that shields the abyss from the piercing light because darkness fears going away too. Mine will the bucket that holds the brightness that the night cannot hope to deprive the world. Mine will be the bucket that, should terrible creatures of the great beyond invade, deploy legions of sentient Fried Chicken Commandos, each forsaken in life but exalted in death for their magnificent taste and prowess against the beasts man was not meant to comprehend.

I shall hold a bucket of madness, of insanity, of improbability, because my bucket is so much beyond a mere carrier, but a creator of abstractions past the point of comprehension.

My bucket is great because I believe in my bucket, in how it is greater than how most choose to perceive it; it is harder than any helmet and more mighty than any flail.

So in turn, believe in your buckets, regardless of what you might call them, or what popular purpose they serve, because one day, against all odds, your buckets may help you reach the moon, and should that time come, you would know that despite all the madness or stupidity in putting your faith in bucket, you are in the air.

Concurrently, should you realize that, I also hope that your bucket has a means of surviving the vacuum.

Sincerely, the Bucket that is Dark at night but Bright in day

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Ghosts of the Past by Nimbus Llewelyn reviews
Sequel to Child of the Storm. Harry's life has changed a lot over the past year, what with the return of his father, Thor, murder attempts by everything from HYDRA assassins to Elder Gods keeping him on his toes and making a few new friends. But while Chthon and HYDRA are gone, all sorts of dark things have been stirred up, things thought long gone. And guess who they're after...
Crossover - Harry Potter & Avengers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 17 - Words: 277,386 - Reviews: 1190 - Favs: 1,770 - Follows: 2,225 - Updated: 9/2 - Published: 7/12/2016
Child of the Storm by Nimbus Llewelyn reviews
Once, Thor was James Potter, New Mexico being a refinement of Odin's technique (being murdered didn't do Thor's sanity any favours). After a decade, a mostly reformed Loki restores his memories, introducing Thor's son, Harry, to new family and friends. But soon, ancient secrets emerge along with enemies both old and new as darkness rises. Harry is left with a choice: Fight or Die.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Avengers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 80 - Words: 823,550 - Reviews: 8003 - Favs: 6,941 - Follows: 6,731 - Updated: 7/12/2016 - Published: 1/11/2013 - Harry P., Thor - Complete
Silly but Killy by Palladius reviews
What if there were no Humans in Mass Effect? What if there were Orks instead? The Council would have a lot less sleep, for one thing.
Crossover - Warhammer & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 15 - Words: 47,002 - Reviews: 611 - Favs: 1,097 - Follows: 1,110 - Updated: 4/23/2016 - Published: 7/30/2014
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A Romance of Jade and Eezo reviews
Synopsis: As the Harmonic Sphere of the Jade Empire expands ever further, a bad decision by the Migrant Fleet sends them into a new galaxy where warriors stride across clouds and sorcery is as real as the stars are bright. From this opens a new era of tension and wonder as two grand civilizations stand across a divide of stars in a new cold war: the Romance of Jade and Eezo.
Crossover - Jade Empire & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,429 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 14 - Published: 8/2 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Admiral Hackett
The Fist of Remnant reviews
In the ruined crater that once held the Forever Fall, forces beyond Remnant's comprehension are stirring. Well, maybe more strolling around looking for Udon and the way home than stirring but that's beside the point; a bald justice has emerged into Remnant with his sidekick, seeking justice and defending the weak. After they fix the moon first that is.
Crossover - RWBY & One Punch Man/ワンパンマン - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 28 - Words: 135,639 - Reviews: 580 - Favs: 1,185 - Follows: 1,322 - Updated: 7/23 - Published: 1/1/2016 - Ozpin, Team RWBY, Saitama, Genos
Ambassador reviews
Into the disfigured Sol system, the races of the Milky Way flees from the Reaper onslaught nipping at their heels. Forced into a grudging coexistence with a battle-worn humanity, the many races now hiding within the Sol barricade must find a new beginning and move beyond the cataclysms of history past for the sake of another tomorrow. Mass Effect/XCOM/Blackadder/Mega Crossover
Crossover - X-Com & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,524 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 7/22 - Published: 6/20 - Dr. Vahlen, Van Doorn, Shepard (F)
Just Another Tuesday reviews
In the year 2154, the citizens under the Council suffered a rude awakening when they were assaulted by strange foes beyond imagining, and were aided by mighty allies, who operated beyond reason. The civilizations of the galaxy called this event the most unexpected discovery of all time. The humans called it Tuesday. AU/Fusion.
Crossover - Marvel & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 53,356 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 457 - Follows: 457 - Updated: 11/18/2015 - Published: 12/9/2014
Without a Semblance of Order reviews
Welcome to A War History of the Faunus Revolution. Taught by a Veteran of said revolution, students will learn of the events that transpired during the Faunus Revolution that happened not so long ago. However, it seems the past has a way of coming back and haunting the present, and one thing remains true throughout: in the presence of war, there is no order. OC/Darkhistory
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,897 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/18/2015 - Glynda G., OC, Team RWBY, Team JNPR
Commander Shepard, His Crew, and His Glorious Flying Brothel reviews
With the Reapers on their lovely world tour of destruction, Shepard needs to assemble his nagging teammates, insane allies, and stupid subordinates, to try and save the Universe from the Reapers so he can avoid going to court for the destruction of a Mass Relay and an entire system. Meanwhile, Cerberus uses every technique they know to break Hackett for Alliance secrets.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,829 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/30/2014 - Published: 1/25/2014 - [Admiral Hackett, Kai Leng]