Author has written 45 stories for World in Conflict, Halo, G. I. Joe, Star Wars, Mass Effect, Justice League, Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, World War Z, Tomb Raider, Interstellar, Forever, Crysis, Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon series, Dragon Age, and Deadpool.
Greetings! Andrithír here. How do you do?
Current Status: Why did I do this degree?
Contact me either on PM or on Tumblr; (the link isn't showing, just type in "andrithir" and then dot tumblr dot com, likewise with the deviantart account)
I'm also on deviantart: but I don't really post anything on there.
Also on twitter as well: https://twitter.com/Andrithir
I am a neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerd. I enjoy comic books (though the plots of the more outlandish ones do leave me scratching my head), a huge sci-fi fan, and a lover of poetry.
Just so we're clear, I'm not into the lovey dovey poetry, however I do get a good kick out of romanticism and metaphysical poetry. For those of you don't know, romanticism is a counter culture to the Age of Enlightenment, "Frankenstein" was a result of that era.
Anyway, romanticists are in essence, the precursors to hippies who in turn are the precursors to hipsters of today. Romanticists are wealthy people who mix a derivative of opium with rum, drink it, get absolutely high and then write a poem or story about it.
Though I should stress that Mary Shelley did not write "Frankenstein" as a result of being high or from being high.
Anyway... hoped you learnt something here. Tune in next time as I attempt to condense the explanation of the higher dimensions into a length people would willingly read.
I would also like to add that I am male... I think that puts me in the extreme minority of fanfic writers. Hooray for diversity and stuff.
Furthermore, I am NOT Lord Hierarch as some people believe. My pen name used to be 5thHierarch before I changed it to Andrithir - because I wanted a more LOTR-esque sounding name that doesn't need to have numbers.
Tips for story writing:
Show, not tell.
This is the number one rule of writing a gripping narrative. It immerses the reader into the world you've created. Do this right, and you can get away with a plot as outlandish as a bunny defeating a godking with a carrot. Of course, don't "show" too much, or you'll end up having the narrative drag on far too long. This is where you can start "telling". Though problem here is that you may face certain pacing issues.
Keep it short, concise and straight to the point. When people talk, there is always a mutual understanding between the two. Do not put exposition into the dialogue. The context should be shaped by the paragraph.
Epic storylines are all the rage, but there is one problem that I've been noticing amongst works sent to me to be proofread and other published works in general: there's no endgame in sight. Most writers are so focused on setting up how powerful their protagonist is, that creating a terrifying antagonist is akin to giving the protagonist an omnipotent god to fight. The story must be grounded by very relatable characters.
To make a character relatable, give them flaws, focus on a full range of emotions. Show them having good chemistry with other characters, and show them going through strife. Focus too much on angst or fluff, and the character becomes like a cardboard cutout. The characters must show some kind of development. It doesn't have to be like some drastic epiphany, but just subtle changes in how they perceive the world around them. This can be done by showing how they interact with characters.
Current (ongoing) Projects:
A successor to Lost Legacy
Go to, to ask questions and more:
(same as before, the link is not showing, so just type in "shadowcontingency" dot "tumblr" dot "com")
This will be a oneshot. Its a Tomb Raider/Halo Crossover. I won't release any details yet. - I really should finish this, I think I came up with this one back in 2012.
Unammed Mass Effect and Dragon Age Crossover
This one will be another attempt at creating a Mass Effect/Dragon Age crossover story.
Projects under Contemplation:
Resident Evil/and other... You'll just have to wait and see.