Author has written 28 stories for Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Trigun, Bonanza, and Mass Effect.
UPDATE July 1, 2022:The website for Majin Seiryu Ki is published and ready to read. As for the fic itself, I'm currently working on the next chapter (Chapter 24), but Chapters 25 & 26 are done and ready! No idea yet exactly when the next chapter will be published, however, but it won't be long now at least.
UPDATE March 16, 2022: I cannot guarantee how fast I can start updating again, but I can offer a little good news; I'm slowly and finally getting my motivation back. To say that the last five years of my life have been... rough to say the least... would be an understatement. Honestly, it's still rough and I'm starting to accept that it'll be that way for a quite a bit longer. I even dare say that one of the reasons for my lack of motivation is how toxic many fandoms have become these days. I know, the toxicity was always there, but back in my early writing days, I at least always found a pocket of fans looking to just enjoy the fandom and have fun. They're not very easy to find anymore. Or maybe it's my age. I don't know. I also began to question my writing abilities due to certain events that goes as far back as 2017. I know I'm not exactly a top-notch writer to begin with - years later and I'm STILL struggling with tenses - but the events still didn't help.
Writing, no matter how good or bad I am depending on your personal opinion, was the hobby that truly got me through so much over the years. During my first year writing on this site, I was motivated every morning to get out of bed, get to school, and head down to the library to look at the reviews emailed to me for a chapter I posted the night before. I still remember the exhilaration of an idea popping into my head and writing it down, fleshing it out later and getting excited to type it out and publish it for the world to see. I remembers the many late nights of writing in my notebooks and/or typing out the next chapter, sometimes until dawn (fun fact: the entire Jin vs. Kenshi match in Chishio No Me was written until the literal crack of dawn).
These moments got me through my last year of high school, my struggles through college, leaving behind an emotionally abusive home and moving across the country, my Dad's passing, and the crap I had to deal with at one of the worst jobs I've ever had. It doesn't surprise me now, looking back on the last five years, that things got worse for me just as I began to question my writing abilities - 2018 alone was a doozy. It's like life took an opportunity to push me down a deep, dark hole just as I began to ask myself those questions.
I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm just stating the facts of my life.
So where did my new, growing motivation come from? Believe or not, nostalgia. I'm very well aware that I'm not likely to capture the old days like I used to, BUT... I was reminded quite recently what writing in general has done for my mental health. I may not be the best at writing, but you bet your ass I'm going to enjoy every second of it, even those facepalm moments where I notice an error AFTER publishing a new chapter. I have a small list of hobbies that I enjoy, but writing will always be at the top of my list.
In short, writing got me through a lot. I wish my writer's block wasn't so bad the last five years. Maybe writing would've made those years easier. Who knows. In any case, my motivation is slowly coming back, and I'm going to do what I can to keep it going from this point forward.
With all that say, I'm sure anyone who actually read this want to know the state of my current works, sooo...
Unfortunately, for those reading my Tranquility sequel, A Family Twofold, I've made the decision to discontinue it. To be frank, I never wanted to write the story to begin with. I'll leave it up for the time being, but I'll take it down eventually. And with the exception of a small collection of one-shots I'll post eventually, and unless there's a big change, I'm not likely to post any more Mass Effect fanfics.
For those reading The Ketsueki Quadrilogy: Majin Seiryu Ki, I have a confession... I cannot WAIT to update regularly again. What's REALLY motivating me are the events I've long planned for after the actual tournament itself. It puts a huge grin on my face and excited to get to that point of the story every time I think about it. But like I'm sure you guys have been for YEARS, I need to be patient. My current plan right now is to get at least the next five chapters completed before I start posting again. I did start on the first two at least, though neither of them are completed as of this writing.
And no, I don't know when I'll post next.
Interesting enough, I actually wrote the Prelude to Part 4 of the Quadrilogy a while back! The cast for Part 4 is also officially set, though there may be a future addition or two if a newcomer in the future interests me enough and they can actually fit into what I plan for the story. At the very least, I hope these statements kind of prove how much I want to see this series through to the end.
For those following my websites... thanks to the mess up of Google Sites, I basically need to start new sites from scratch. Luckily, I didn't lose a thing, so the only annoying part of getting the sites back up is time and formatting. The MSK website will be the first project since that's the current story. Getting this site back up will be my first step towards updating my series again.
Finally, I leave this update with three new rules of fanfic writing that I've personally established for myself. This occurred in light of two things; a couple of idiotic flame reviews (that I gladly gave to Havik to use to roast tasty marshmallows, as always =P), and my recent feelings of the Mortal Kombat canon... canons... or lack thereof... Next time I update this profile page, it'll be placed on top;
1) Dude, it's only fanfiction, it's not that serious.
2) If the creators behind the fandoms can't even keep their own story canon intact with all these reboots these days (I'm looking at you, Mortal Kombat!), then why should I?
3) Fuck off, I'll do what I want! Well, okay, I promise I won't ruin a character's core personality without good reason, but otherwise...
My name is Jami. You can also call me J, iceangelmkx, ice, icey, whatever floats your boat. I've been with fanfiction.net since September 2002, which is a pretty long time. A majority of my stories are based around my favorite video games as well as a couple of TV shows. I've always been fascinated with adding my own ideas to existing fandoms and exploring potential story lines. What better place to do that than here?
I try to update each story about 2-4 times a month, but it depends on how much my real life rears it ugly head and whether or not I'm hit with writer's block.
Mortal Kombat: Kenshi, Havik, Erron Black, Jade, Sub-Zero, Cyrax, Takeda.
Websites I Own (NOTE: ALL sites currently under re-construction as of March 16, 2022. The titles will be in blue as soon as they're ready to go)
Blade of Vengeance - The Unofficial Kenshi Takahashi Fansite
The Ketsueki Quadrilogy: Majin Seiryu Ki
A Family Twofold (Mass Effect Trilogy) - It was supposed to be the sequel to Tranquility that I, honestly, didn't want to write in the first place. I did try - I even planned the whole story - but after everything I went through in 2018 and, after so long of putting it off, I made the decision in 2022 to officially discontinue it. It remains posted for now, but it will eventually be removed.
COMPLETED STORIES With Comments (in order of completion):
The Outworld (Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat) - Okay, I'm going to be honest... this fic... it's Godawful. I mean, wow, I can't believe how I got away with such a story! I had only recently got back into video games and was still learning the storylines at the time, and well... I screwed up on a lot of things, and some of the plotlines didn't make sense at all. I'm not sure why people loved this fic at the time, but the reason I've kept it up here was because it was the first story that got me 100 reviews, and it was also the first story that gave me the confidence to write more fanfics. So, even though this fic is as awful as sin, it still holds a special spot. On a small note, if anyone was wondering why Kenshi's not in the story, that's because I didn't know who he was when the fic began. =P
Street Fighter II V: Resurrection (Street Fighter) - Written as a sequel to the awesome anime series. Then I thought, 'Hey, it'd be so cool if I had my own characters in it!' Three OC's plus a borrowed character were added... big mistake. Let's just say that, through this story, I learned exactly what a Mary Sue is. The two girls I created were failures. However, the reason I kept this story here was because this was Wagner's debut fic, and of all the OC's, he was the one who was very well received.
The Hero of Metro City (Street Fighter) - Since Guy was one of my favorites in Street Fighter, I wanted to write a story centered around him. The first chapter was written randomly during my creative writing class, the Christmas theme made due to how close the holidays were at the time I wrote it. Aside from tense errors, this was the first story I wrote where I felt mostly satisfied with. My one regret is adding the character Greg, which was definitely random and out of place. However, he was eventually replaced by Kyle, Cody's brother who appears in Final Fight: Streetwise.
A Trigun Christmas Carol (Trigun) - A parody, obviously based on Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' taking place in the Trigun universe. Originally, the story was only available on my website due to it being script format. It was available here, but due to the format, the site removed it. However, in 2011, I took the time to change it to regular story format. Now it is finally available on this site after eight years and just in time for Christmas.
Living in Darkness (Mortal Kombat) - My first Mortal Kombat story, which combines the main storyline of MK Deadly Alliance and specific character endings. I highly believe, as far as I know, that this is the first Kenshi-centric fanfic in existence since he debuted in Deadly Alliance. I also attempted another OC after my failed attempted with 'Street Fighter II V: Resurrection.' Though not as popular as Wagner, Alex was well-received. Aside from Chishio No Me, this was my favorite story to write.
The Life Flashing Before My Eyes (Trigun) - The thoughts of Wolfwood as death awaits him. Not much more to say about it, though this was the last Trigun fic I wrote.
Air Force Legacy (Street Fighter) - My only OC-focused fic featuring Wagner. This was supposed to serve as one one two sequels to Street Fighter II V: Resurrection, but naturally, one was cancelled. However, this story can be read as a stand-alone, so no need to read it's prequel (trust me, it's for the best). Written more for fun than anything else, but I do not plan to write a story like this again.
Her Protector (Mortal Kombat) - An MK Alternate Universe inspired by a friend's forum signature. Decided to experiment with an unlikely couple, Kenshi and Kitana. My regret is getting lazy after chapter 13. Initially, I was going to work on a rewrite, but considering how pleased I was with the first half of the story for the most part, I don't think a full re-write is all that necessary.
Sub Zero's Answering Machine (Mortal Kombat) - Based on a Vampire Hunter D fanfic, just me bringing a random fic to the MK section. It's my most well-received one-shot. Although follow-ups were requested (and still are to this day apparently), I do not plan to write any more.
I'll Always Be With You (Street Fighter) - A one-shot story. I originally planned to write this full-length, but it became what it is during a writing slump I was having at the time.
The Ketsueki Quadrilogy: Chishio No Me (Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat/Tekken/Soulcalibur) - My first crossover with more than two games. Originally intended to be just Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, but the other two ended up being added. This was intended as a bit of a rewrite of 'The Outworld' since I did not write that's story sequel (recently finding old notes for it... thank God for that!). With such an epic-like story, I decided to push to my limit plotwise here, trying out some things never been done and experiment with some rumored speculations and dream fights. Currently, it's my most popular fanfic.
Under The Purple Sky (Bonanza) - My first Bonanza story based on the Trigun episode, "Love and Peace."
The Forsaken (Bonanza) - A Bonanza story written for Halloween.
The Scent of Leather and Bay Rum (Bonanza) - A Bonanza story written for a forum challenge. My most popular Bonanza fic based on reviews from other websites.
Sharing is Caring (Mass Effect Trilogy) - This was a one-shot that was written for a prompt on the Mass Effect LiveJournal Kink Meme. It was really more of a writing exercise for me as well (especially since it only took me a half hour to type out). I'll say one thing... I never thought I'd write a Mass Effect story that focused on Grunt and Jack. Still, it was fun to write.
What is a Soulmate? (Mass Effect Trilogy) - I wanted to write a one-shot story to commemorate my 11-year anniversary on this site. The inspiration for this story was from a small comic on Deviantart by an artist named Oliveretta. She gave me permission to write the story and I ended up releasing it one day earlier than I intended. I definitely recommend checking out the artwork, which is called 'Soulmate,' hence the title inspiration.
The Ketsueki Quadrilogy: Ano Sentaku Bou (Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat/Tekken/Soulcalibur) - The follow-up to 'Chishio No Me.' I've attempted sequels to other stories before, but this was the very first time that I actually completed a story sequel! This is also my longest story to date as well as the story that took me the longest to complete (six years and three months) mainly because I got hit with 3 years worth of writer's block. Originally, this was going to be the final part of my series, but I've since planned two more sequels.
The Call of Sento (Mortal Kombat) - This one-shot story was actually written in 2011 as part of the now-cancelled story, 'The Path of Fate.' Initially planned as part of two introductions in one chapter, I found myself writing this out in not only one sitting, but it took 14 pages to cover. This story has truly shown me how much I've improved in the art of writing in the past decade, especially when compared to my earlier stories. After deciding to cancel 'The Path of Fate,' the last thing I wanted was for this chapter to go to complete waste so... I decided to re-release it as a one-shot story.
The Swordsman & The Maniac - (Mortal Kombat/Deadpool) - Link to story on title. This is my very first (and still will be very rare) collab story with fellow writer and friend, SpinoGuy Productions that was 5 months in the making. Despite all the writer's block and real-life crap that kept dropping on us... well... mostly on me (and hence why I gave him the honor to host the fic on his profile), the story was a lot of fun to write, especially since this was the first time I got involved with a project involving the Deadpool franchise.
Father's Day (Mortal Kombat) - In light of some... ignorant comments immediately after the release of MKX, I decided that one way that I would take a stand on the subject in question was to write this story. Initially, I intended this to only focus on the father/son relationship of Kenshi and Takeda, but as the actual holiday came closer, I decided to reflect on the other dads and their kids in the story. I really enjoyed writing this story, especially since it's a side of the MK universe rarely explored.
I'll Forever Be With You (Street Fighter) - This fic is a follow-up to my previous story, I'll Always Be With You, marking my second completed sequel. This fic was written for three reasons; 1) To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the prequel's publication. 2) To commemorate the new Street Fighter V game. 3) To commemorate the canon return of Charlie Nash since the Alpha games. This is also my first (non-crossover) Street Fighter fanfic in 10 years.
Tranquility (Mass Effect Trilogy) - What was originally planned as a collection of prompts ended up being a day-in-a-life story. For a while after Mass Effect 3 was released, I felt like I was reading nothing but depressing after-game fics when it comes to the Shakarian pairing. Nothing wrong with that of course, but for me personally, it did kind of get me down after a while. So I took it upon myself to write a 'happy ending' story, thus Tranquility was born.
Meridian Sunrise (Mass Effect: Andromeda) - I don't even remember the inspiration for this story except maybe the little story about someone's first sunrise in the Andromeda galaxy. All I know is that I wanted my first dive into the Andromeda universe (the game could be better, but it's not the doom and gloom some people make it out to be) to be about Reyes and FemRyder, a ship I didn't expect myself to jump onto.
In the Arms of Solace (Mass Effect: Andromeda) - It's been so long that I don't really remember what compelled me to write this. What I do remember was that this was originally going to be a three-chapter story, but I decided to end it at the second chapter.
Stars & Skies - A Short Story Collection (Mass Effect Series) - This is basically a collection of short stories I wrote on Tumblr (in 2018 and 2019) as an exercise during a period of both my writing slump and a very low point in my life. I had intended for some of these stories to be a part of some full-length novel fics, but I decided not to for personal reasons. The collection was posted here for the week of my 20th anniversary on this site.
Whiskey Gold & Ocean Blue - (Mass Effect: Andromeda) - A collection of prompts and drabbles about Reyes Vidal and my Pathfinder, Kira Ryder. Collection was originally exclusive to AO3, but I've decided to also present it here for the week of my 20th anniversary on this site.
The Shifty-Looking Cow Incident (Mass Effect Trilogy) - A one-shot story I wrote as a challenge and is, actually, the full version of a brief story told in Chapter 3 of my fic, Tranquility. Originally only on my Mass Effect Tumblr account, this fic was posted here for the week of my 20th anniversary on this site. This is - unless something changes - my final Mass Effect fanfic.
The Ketsueki Quadrilogy: Sukui No Tsubasa - The 4th and final installment to my series.
I am more than happy to accept any constructive feedback when needed. However, flames will be given to Havik, who will mock and laugh at them before using them to roast tasty marshmallows!