Author has written 48 stories for Suikoden, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Digimon, Gungrave, and Trigun.
Name: You can call me LB or Bio or just Biologist for short
MBTI: ISFJ - T (100% Introverted, 32% Observant, 34% Feeling, 76% Judging, 17% Turbulent)
Enneagram: 9w1 > 5w6 > 2w1
Instinctual Variant: sp/so
Random stuff: Wood Dog, Elephants, Cancer, Phoenix
I am studying at the medical faculty. Recently I am less focused on writing because I prioritize my RL. What languages do I know? Indonesian (primary), then English, Chinese (mainly simplified, though also know the traditional), and Cantonese. I know Japanese, Malay, and German, but not very much.
I also write at FP.
FUN FACTS ABOUT MY STORIES:
1. I like writing drabbles. Why? They're short. Very short. What is a drabble? It's a story that consists of exactly one-hundred words. Writing drabbles can be challenging because you have to trim things down so that the story has exactly one-hundred words long, but that's where the fun is.
2. Some of my works are philosophical. Examples include Flaws (humankind is flawed), Poison of Life (vengeance yields nothing good), and Mutual Affection (inspired by the ethical issues of euthanasia).
3. Descriptions and metaphors are my weaknesses in writing. Pacing isn't my forte either.
Have you ever asked why Guile is portrayed as different people in my Chrono Cross stories? It's because he has no real identity in the actual game, and the speculations about him are just fun to be played with.
One of my reviewers has ever mentioned that he is a wild card for fanfic authors, so I have written him as Magus/Janus (related to Chrono Trigger, see below), a retired doctor, and a flawed magician. More may be coming soon!
Guile is rather underdeveloped in the canon and his characterization is hard to be done. If you want to write a story about Guile (whether he's Magus or not), you may check this link to read about his characterization. This has been researched with numerous studies about Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Four Temperaments, and Enneagram of Personality for the references.
Otherwise, enter the Enigmatic Room, I dare you. I know you are curious.
Related to Guile's characterization, I have deleted A Study in Guile because it's full of wrong analysis due to my lack of understanding about Jungian Cognitive Functions. The updated analysis can be found here.
My recent fandom is Gungrave (anime-verse). Despite its flaws, it's currently my most favorite anime because of its philosophical value and symbolism, coming-of-age nature, and platonic relationship between characters.
From my stories, it's easy to know that my favorite character is Brandon 'Beyond the Grave' Heat, the street thug who later becomes a badass (undead) hitman who may be a quiet, heartless killer outside, but is incredibly gentle, selfless, and loyal inside. I am also an avid Brandon x Maria and Brandon (Grave) x Mika shipper. The latter is often portrayed as father-daughter relationship.
Do you know?
Gungrave Fanfic Timeline (anime-verse)
Gungrave: Aftermath (GGAM) Timeline
Betray Me Not (Tag: GGAM - BMN)
Rehabilitation (Tag: GGAM - R)
Loan Shark (Tag: GGAM - LS)
Guardian of a Lifetime (Tag: GGAM - GoaL)
Unclassified (Tag: GGAM - U)
Since my recent works are all related to Gungrave (anime-verse), I'll list the terms you need to know if you're fandom blind:
Yules - The currency in Gungrave universe.
West District - The slum where Brandon and Harry live during their teenage years. Some sources use 'Desolation Alley'.
Millennion - The biggest mafia organization in Gungrave universe. It was built by Big Daddy to protect the people he loved. It was later led by Harry, whose autocratic behavior went against Big Daddy's regime and wasn't well-liked by the majority of the organization's members. After Harry's downfall, it was led by Biscoe, who presumably went by Big Daddy's regime.
Sweeper - Another term for hitman.
Family - A term for the members of Big Daddy's inner circle in Millennion. Family also refers to Millennion as a whole. However, according to Gary and Widge, Family is a bond that exists between people as long as they don't betray each other. Mika learns the definition from Gary and Widge, but later, her definition of family is more like nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten, depending on the interpretation of the anime's ending.
Code of Iron - "Traitors must be punished with death." This code was developed by Big Daddy to preserve the harmony within Millennion.
Overkill - Bear's elite sweeper squad in Millennion.
True Grave - Brandon's elite sweeper squad in Millennion. It was later renamed as The Kugashira Group by Bunji, who took over the squad after Brandon's death.
Necrolyze/Necrolyzation - The process of reanimating corpses. Developed by Dr. Tokioka.
Necrolyzer - The initial product of necrolyzation. A necrolyzer has immense strength, endurance, and immunity to bullets (unless they are custom-made like the anti-necrolyze or large caliber bullets). A necrolyzer doesn't need to eat, but it must have its blood refreshed regularly; otherwise, it will dry up, decay, and finally crumble to dust. Dr. Tokioka regards necrolyzers as mindless tools of destruction. The exception is Brandon; with his immense loyalty and Mika's existence, he turns out to be gentle unlike other necrolyzers.
D-Point - A large caliber pistol that looks like a .475 Wildey. Brandon once uses this to incapacitate necrolyzers, but due to the strong recoil, he ends up injuring his arm.
Orgman - Stands for 'Re-organized Man.' The later product of necrolyzation. They cannot think on their own, since the creator's commands are programmed into them before their activation. Developed by Laguna Glock.
Superior - Orgman with a mind of its own. They are much stronger than orgmen.
Beyond the Grave (Grave) - Brandon's alias after undergoing necrolyzation. He earned this alias from Dr. Tokioka because he still tried to protect the organization even after death. Before dying, Brandon had asked Dr. Tokioka to necrolyze his corpse in case he died and deliver his letter to Big Daddy, which gave Big Daddy the authority to summon him when needed. In other words, Brandon's loyalty and desire to protect literally go beyond the grave. However, Mika chooses to call him 'Brandon' instead of 'Grave' near the finale, probably because she feels closer to him this way.
Cerberus - Grave's twin handguns. The name comes from the three-headed dog in Greek mythology, since there are actually three guns in Cerberus series (as revealed in the game universe): Left Head, Right Head, and Center Head. Grave uses Left Head and Right Head in both anime and games, while Center Head belongs to Fangoram in the second game. With 15mm caliber bullets as the ammo and 60 cm barrel length, these guns pack a punch.
Coffin - Grave's secondary weapon. It's a huge coffin-shaped case that contains various guns, including a missile launcher and a chaingun. In the second game, it's called Death Hauler.
The Trailer - A trailer that Dr. Tokioka uses to keep and sustain Grave's body. It contains various equipment and tools. Some sources say that it's destroyed after episode 22, but actually, it's still kept inside the warehouse where Grave and Mika live in. It's parked alongside Grave's motorcycle in episode 23.
References: discussions with impmontamer03 and DarkHorse26, endlessrage (dot) net.
And there's the wikia for Gungrave: Aftermath series: gungrave-aftermath .wikia .com
I appreciate any reviews to all works, but I won't be editing anything that was published prior to Betray Me Not (except Phantom Limb). :)
I also watch a LOT of animes and especially like: Gungrave, Trigun, Digimon (season 1-4), Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken), Gurren Lagann, Dragon Ball Z, Texhnolyze
Gungrave-y links in the forums:
Caesar's Palace - Fandom Primers
The Plight of the Little-Known Fandom - Anime/Manga: Gungrave
The Room - May Writing Challenge- PROMPTAPALOOZA! - Lessons from the Streets (The Drabble Fic Challenge, 1st place)
Caesar's Palace - Challenge: Summer Olympics - Mother Tiger and Her Cubs (Wrestling Freestyle, Silver)
Caesar's Palace - Challenge: Summer Olympics - Pain Perception (Boxing, Bronze)
Caesar's Palace - Challenge: Summer Olympics - For the Sake of Survival (Fencing, Silver)