Author has written 23 stories for Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pokémon, Mass Effect, Naruto, and Batman Begins/Dark Knight.
I Apologize For My Continued Absence,
I have been reworking many of my stories over the past few months, having grown unsatisfied with them after experiencing some better quality works. Thus, rather than penning new material, I have been going back over my old stuff, trying to bring it up to my much higher personal standards. Nothing I have posted is being abandoned, but rather rewritten, in my spare time, of which I have little currently. I do not know when my next update will be, but I can promise that I will do my best to reward my reader's patience sometime soon. I would like to apologize because the new some have anticipated is not better.
Thank You To All And To All A Good Night,
Stories Being Revised:
Becoming Something More- Why?
- I seemingly ignored the fact that he had been kissed in the early chapters. Which is something I really shouldn't have, for obvious reasons.
- I arbitrarily decided to end his friendship with Ron and Hermione despite the fact that it was extremely OOC.
- My fanfic was turning into a convoluted mess that was just going on and on and getting really boring and tedious.
- The Horcrux. I've always thought that the Horcrux in his scar significantly altered his abilities and mental physique, and canon after it's removed seems to support this idea. I just don't think I captured the effects of its removal on him.
- And the biggest reason? Harry. Looking back, I feel like I really characterized him poorly, and spent way too much time on the conflict between him and Riddle. The result is a protagonist that is just too dark and broody.
-And I could go on. The point is, I think I can redo this fanfic in a much stronger and more entertaining way, so I'm going to. I feel like the feedback I've gotten and how my writing has grown means that my redo will be a lot better.
Harry Potter An Education- Why?
-Do I even need to say anything else about this disaster?
My Life In Another Dimension- Why?
-It was too much of a crack fic. I think it could have been an interesting plot-line otherwise, and I'm going to attempt to do it justice.
Choice Of A Hero- Why?
-The ending, in hidnsight, really didn't work well and the story wasn't a coherent as it could have been.
Not Forgiven- Why?
-I feel like this could have been the jumping off point for something a lot better than what I had in mind at the time.
I have no idea how long revision will take. All I can say is that I'm horrifically busy right now and no timetables for anything are forthcoming.
Redoes I Plan To Do Thereafter:
The Knight Becomes Me:
-After finding copies of Batman The Animated Series, I see this story as a mark of shame. I feel that I missed everything that made my all-time favorite show wonderful.
-The setting is bad: redo will probably commence while Harry is in Hogwarts.
-Characterization is awful: Harry is a psychopath, and Dumbledore is bland, and Alfred is just odd. And Voldemort doesn't really even serve as a villian. Not the way he should, I mean.
-Action- nothing like what I'd expect from Batman.
-Plot is convoluted and half-thrown together. Batman TAS deserves so much better from me.
-I feel ashamed of this fic. It needs to be redone. And I will do that at a much later interval.
Road To Becoming A Master:
-Recently seen Pokemon stories that seem to work much better. Lamora's The Game Of Champions comes to mind. If I can do it, I can definitely do it better.
-No uber pokemon right from the get-go in the redo. Feel Knight is too overpowered too fast
-Maybe a change of protagonist. Either way, much more in the way of characterization needed.
So Thank Your For Your Patience, and I'm Sorry For The News.
Harry Potter: An Education: I started the story with two ideas. 1. How to make a Ravenclaw Harry. 2. How to deal with such a small shift in the canon, such as an idea, completely destroying the world HP fans know and love. AU fic.
Choice of A Hero: A tribute to the Dark Knight, and it was created with the desire to show how a less insane Voldemort might have acted. Dark story. One-shot. Not a Harry Potter/ Albus Dumbledore pairing.
Our Time Is Now: A full length story dealing with Harry and Neville time-traveling, and not wanting to keep everything the way it was- something typical of time-travel fics.
The Fox And The Medic Nin: A one-shot (for now) looking at the choices a Kabuto free from the constraints of Orochimaru and Sasori makes. Will be a full length story in the future
The Weight of The World: A combination of ideas melded together to show a world where Naruto's sense of security is completely shattered in one night, and how he's left picking up the pieces.
Of Mentors And The Force: What would have happened if the Sith Lords's attempt to strip Kreia of her power failed? How would that have impacted Revan? This fic, which will be a full-length story, attempts to answer those questions.
Mentored By The Gray: Kreia was one of my favorite characters from Kotor. Now, she's back, and she has a new student... Harry Potter. Will be a full-length, two-part, two-universe story.
Sensei Of The Year: Another Naruto is mentored fic. However, instead of creating a new awesome character as seems to be the trend, I simply used Iruka. Will be a full length story in the future.
Perchance To Awaken: A combination of influences from Batman: TAS, Harry Potter, and Inceptions on those fleeting dreams we all wish were real.
Road To Becoming A Master: An attempt to write a Pokemon fic based on the games. Still undecided about whether to continue this or not. Postponed as I try and figure out how to properly retool the fic.
My Life In Another Dimension: An old, successful Harry Potter wakes up one day and finds himself in a new dimension. How the hell did he get here, and what's with Dumbledore? Oh god... what now?
In The Service of An Eagle: An attempt to write a Harry Potter Secret Agent fic, as well as a wrong-boy-who-lived fic. A blending of ideas into a new plot.
Becoming Something More: Another Harry gets Voldemort's memories fic. Takes place beginning in his third year on the Hogwarts Express.
Forging The Ultimate Sword: A fic looking at the origins of a superpowered Naruto and his ascension to freedom. Will be a full length story in the future.
Security Problems: A one-shot (for now) with Danzo training Naruto before the Chunin exam finals. Will be a full length story in the future.
The Art Of The Possible: A one-shot (presently) looking at the origins and development of a Machiavellian Slytherin Harry.
Not Forgiven: AU showing how a Nicolas Flamel who secretly discovered Dumbledore's previous relationship with Grindelwald reacts. One-shot.
The Knight Becomes Me: An attempt at writing the old Harry becomes the Dark Knight type fic.
Right Between The Eyes: An attempt to write a Shepard with all three backgrounds and all three distinguished services blended together story. Also, a bit angrier, a little smarter, and more sarcastic. Will be a full-length story.
More Time On The Clock: A new take on Naruto Time Travel. Instead of him coming back from a war torn future where Konoha lies in ruins, he returns accidentally from his former life as the Legendary Toad Sage.
Fanfic types I generally like and read:
Strong Harry Potter: Personally, I feel that Harry progressing through his life while not picking up any spells/types of magic/ tricks to use against Voldemort, is not that realistic. There are many types of strength, and I strongly believe Harry would have had to use one of them to defeat Voldemort rather than the pure luck he used in the canon.
Harry-gets-Voldemort's-memories: I happen to really like this type of story. Harry getting the memories, coming to terms with them, and then blasting away the HP world amuses me to no end. I think many fics among this category are very entertaining, like Ckil's My Life, An Adventure.
HP/Unusual pairing: There are many Harry/Hermione, or Harry/Ginny stories I find entertaining. However, I generally like unusual pairings, like H/Daphne, or H/Fleur, or some really out there pairings like H/Padma. Just because I do have some problems with those characters. But that's a rant for another time.
Fanfics I generally shy away from:
Slash: The only characters in the book who we are told have a homosexual orientation are Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindlewald. However, Harry/ with any other male, especially one of his enemies like Snape or Voldemort, seems like an insurmountable leap because Harry, from both his canon actions and speech, is not interested in men, and shows nothing but loathing and hatred for these people anyway.
Angsty Harry: We all know Harry's been dealt a really unfair hand in life. However, him constantly whining about it does occasionally get to me. Not to say his life doesn't suck or anything, but I just feel that it's not what I'd expect from Canon Harry and it's a bit of OOC-ness that I don't enjoy.
Fics with really bad grammar: There are many good fics out there. I understand everyone makes mistakes and uses bad grammar when writing. However, there are many fic up that poor grammar, suffixes, word choice reduce entertainment value for me (Take that last sentence as an example of what I mean).
Naruto Blatantly Hated By The Village: Last I checked, Konoha was a military dictatorship. There is no way the Third would have let any mistreatment fly. Even if his own Anbu disobeyed- which they would be killed for- he is still "The Professor" and quite capable of dealing with any problems- especially civilian caused problems- even as a senior citizen.
Complete Bashing: I may cast characters in a negative light, but I for one don't believe that a character has never, even inadvertently, done a positive thing or a negative thing. Ron Weasley has his faults, but he also has his own positives. He is a simple character, one who wants a peaceful life. Sasuke is compelled by a personal sense of failure and horror in watching his family being slaughtered to devote himself to revenge. Sadly, this- which is originally a form of strength- becomes a weakness when others figure out how to push his buttons to properly manipulate him. The point I'm trying to make is that I feel, for all their ups and down, they deserve more than just being a one-dimensional punching bag. And I've been guilty of this too.