Bryon Nightshade
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Joined 10-21-02, id: 283944, Profile Updated: 12-12-22
Author has written 99 stories for Sonic the Hedgehog, Gundam Wing/AC, Yu Yu Hakusho, Inuyasha, Ranma, Warcraft, Naruto, Mega Man, Harry Potter, Phantasy Star, Teen Titans, Star Wars, Overwatch, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, and RWBY.

I'm an old fart by fanfiction standards, as I've been writing for over twenty years now. I've written in distinct phases: a Sonic phase, a Mega Man X phase, and most recently a RWBY phase. While those universes captured most of my attention during their times, stories from a dozen different fandoms are interspersed throughout.

I've written in many genres, from comedy to horror, although I mostly write action-drama type stories. I prefer to write in a fashion I call "canon-plausible": the story may not be part of the canon, but it fits in with/alongside canon, or at least doesn't contradict it. I have written a few AUs (mostly the darker stuff) but it's not my default mode.

For years I used this space to comment on recent stories-- their genesis, how I went about writing them, and so on. Unfortunately, it's gotten to the point where I have so many stories I can't cover them, or even the most recent. I've shifted a lot of that to the epilogues of my longer stories.

Considering how thin the plot tends to be in Mega Man games, it's proven to be quite fertile ground for me to write in and tackle heavier issues. Or is that more a function of my experience growing? Hard to say. Maybe it's a matter of universe. My primary inspiration when I started out was the Sonic universe, which I cast in mostly heroic terms: the struggles there are intensely personal struggles of will. The stories I've written for Mega Man have contrasted with this. The X games, in particular, have always seemed to incorporate a dynamic wherein all the heroism in the world can only tweak the course of history rather than truly change it. This vibe is strongest in the music of "The Megas", a group I've quoted freely and shamelessly and which propagates the theme of "History Repeating". By their nature, then, my Mega Man stories have featured broader issues, social awareness, and a keen sense of desperation.

In my Sonic stories, particularly those based on the SatAM-verse, the idea is best captured by the notion of "This is our city-- and we're going to get it back!" (Credit to the immortal Dan Drazen.) The heroes know the battle will be hard, but it can be won, the challenge is clear, and they believe it's achievable. When I write for X, the predominant image is that of people trying to hold together a world that's coming apart at the seams.

My RWBY stories don't have the same feature of me hitting the same beats, mostly because I've written in different modes to reflect how the show has different modes. Vol 1 feels different from Vol 4, which feels different from Vol 7, and all of those feel different from RWBY Chibi. When I write fics set in these different timeframes, they'll necessarily feel different themselves. Still, there is a thematic unity that undergirds it all: the characters don't always win, but when they do, it's because they are trying to love and understand each other. You can hang a lot on a frame that sturdy.

I enjoyed "Teen Titans" when it first aired, and I had some story ideas, but for the longest time I wasn't able to translate any of them into a fic I actually wanted to write. To be honest I don't quite recall what changed to make "Purgation" possible, but I'm glad it did, whatever it was. Awkward teenage non-romance never gets old. I'm much clearer on what happened with "Parenting No Jutsu": Hyuuga Hinata is my second-favorite character in "Naruto" after Nara Shikamaru, I wanted to give her a Moment of Awesome that she never really got, and as I age I find different things funny and interesting. This is a clear trend in my writing: as I've become a parent, issues of parenting have crept into (or taken over) my writing. It's a process that got started with parental angst in "Robotnik's Mercy" and became very prominent in, well, half of "Abyssal".

My Mega Man X library has gotten quite extensive. While I claim the "canon plausible" mode for most of it, I've tweaked things enough that people are starting to ask if "my canon" has a name. Okay, I'll come clean: I do make a few changes, one of which isn't obvious until the X5 timeframe, while the other (the lack of teleportation) is a mechanical change more than anything. If I were to give "my canon" a name, it would probably be "The Legacy of Cain", secondarily because of the importance I place on Dr. Cain as the disruptor in history but primarily because it's a joke for Laryna6.

My trouble is that, as time has gone on, I wrote stories out of chronological order. I wrote the final story in the series, "A Heavy Load to Bear"... and then came back to the well, and back, and back. The universe has grown richer and more detailed, but AHLtB is stuck in time without that input. If I were to rewrite AHLtB, there are things I'd do differently (and there are *definitely* things I'd do differently with my first story, "Lost in the Land of Nod", even though it's still the purest distillation of my X-series thesis). However, I'm extremely hesitant to do that. A story is in no small part a reflection of who you are, and AHLtB, for better or worse, reflects who I was and what I was thinking at the time I wrote it. No do-overs. Besides, no one wants to draw unkind comparisons to George Lucas.

The actual timeline goes like this:

End of Classic: Supernova
Pre-X1: Impertinence, Red Awakening, Standard Deviation
X1: False Dawn, Lost in the Land of Nod
Post X1: A Foundation of Sand
X2: Fratricide
Between X2 and X3: Maintenance, Move, One Link In the Cable, Imposters, Credo, Downtime
X3: Zero Sum
Pre-X4: Broken Glass, Cheesecake, Hearing Voices
X4: Shattered
PostX4: Consequences
X5: A Heavy Load to Bear

AU stuff: Abyssal, All That Is Required, Worse, In the Musem, Unclean Spirit, Of All Things Great and Small, Thanks for Nothing Dad, What's In a Name, An Imp's Breakfast

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Reign of Steel by MahinaFable reviews
In a world threatened by Grimm of titanic scale, mankind designed enormous war machines to face them head-on: the infinitely modular Armored Cores! All his life, Jaune Arc wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, the legendary pilot of the first Armored Core. When tragedy strikes, will he be able to live up to his family's legacy, and defend the people of Vale?
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 168,089 - Reviews: 405 - Favs: 525 - Follows: 631 - Updated: 7/30 - Published: 7/18/2021 - [Jaune A., Ruby R.] Pyrrha N., Taiyang X.L.
Something Like Family by Jixie reviews
It's been so long since Wily cared about anyone other than himself, but this insufferable robot is wearing him down. Meanwhile Bass keeps trying to prove he's worthy... of what exactly, he hasn't quite figured out. Somewhere in-between the push and pull is this thing that isn't family but sure is starting to feel like one. An anthology of short stories and ficlets.
Mega Man - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 22,646 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/6/2020 - Published: 5/14/2019 - Proto Man, Dr. Wily, Bass - Complete
Recursion by Jixie reviews
In a peaceful future, the reformed Dr. Wily now works for Dr. Light. He's been unable to repair Bass, damaged by his creator's own insidious program. When his counterpart arrives from the past, Wily is ready to strike a deal. It's a hideous betrayal, sacrificing Light's son to save his own. But faced with such a terrible choice... what father wouldn't do the same? - One shot.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,765 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/3/2019 - Dr. Light, Dr. Wily, Bass - Complete
The Maverick Prince by Ysavvryl reviews
Being the story of an extraordinary reploid trying to live an ordinary life, searching his soul for answers no one will give, and doing his best to help the lives of others. The life story of Black Zero from MMX2.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 25 - Words: 121,852 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 6/10/2016 - Published: 1/1/2012
The Sonic Wind: The Beginning of Everything by Cookirini reviews
Sonic wind: the wind resistance encountered by pilots when nearing Mach 1.0 also the 'wall of air'. It is also the wind that accompanies the speed of a certain hedgehog. A historicallybased experiment in Sonic fanfiction. Complete.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 22 - Words: 86,826 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/23/2004 - Published: 6/22/2003 - Complete
The Storyteller by Roland 'Jim' Lowery reviews
In a dark future where Robotnik reigns supreme over Mobius, robots of all walks of life gather to hear the one known as the Storyteller weave tales both real and imagined.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,719 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/15/2003 - Complete
Because by 32-bit Mandarin Orange reviews
Rin, almost 18, is burned with a question that only Sesshomaru knows the answer to. But when he defies her beliefs, Rin is torn between two loyalties and learns the real definition of unconditional love…
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,979 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/5/2003 - Published: 4/13/2003 - Rin, Sesshōmaru
Beginning by Lael Adair reviews
Short story. No added characters. True Sonic spirit. Can you really ask for more? -oneshot-
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,421 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/26/2003 - Sonic - Complete
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Schnee Dust Reborn reviews
Jacques Schnee died early; Willow ran the SDC into the ground before her own death. The SDC is no more, its name synonymous with incompetence and graft. If you think Weiss and Winter are okay leaving things there, you don't know Schnee. Surrounded by hostile competitors, they'll start from rock bottom to build something new and better. This is Schnee Dust Reborn.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 105,652 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 9/24 - Published: 5/14 - Weiss S., Winter S.
The Truth She Saw in the Forge reviews
Post V9. Ruby learned a lot in the Ever After- including a secret Qrow Branwen would have taken to his grave. But maybe, just once, birb dad gets to be happy about something.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,257 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/21 - Ruby R., Qrow B. - Complete
Where It Grows reviews
Post-V9. As everyone celebrates the return of the fallen, Ruby pulls Oscar aside for a chat- one important enough that she needs Oz to mind his manners while she has it.
RWBY - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,354 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/7 - Ruby R., Oscar P. - Complete
For Those Still to Fall
A "Two Minutes' Silence" side-story. As the time-traveling RWBY-J visit Argus, a certain statue from Jaune's memories is conspicuously absent. Meanwhile, no matter how many times Saffron snickers things about "meeting the parents", Jaune and Pyrrha are very insistent it's just not like that! And would someone please stop Nora from reverse-adopting Pyrrha's mom?
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,510 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/15 - Jaune A., Pyrrha N., L. Ren, Nora V. - Complete
No Silence At All
A "Two Minutes Silence" side-story, providing another look at what RWBY-J were up to after falling from the Central Location and returning to Beacon. Weiss blurs the line between "education" and "blunt force trauma", while Ruby and Jaune team up for a confrontation they expected with a flavor they really didn't.
RWBY - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,356 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/15 - Ruby R., Weiss S., Jaune A. - Complete
Burnout reviews
"Hi. My name is Summer Rose, and I don't have a semblance." It was the first thing she said to the newly-formed Team STRQ. It was also the first lie.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,651 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 4/9 - Published: 2/26 - Summer R., Raven B., Qrow B., Taiyang X.L.
Pride's Ruins reviews
Obi-Wan never imagined his post-war exile would be interrupted by Assajj Ventress. It's entertaining, to be sure- she's always been one of the few who could match his wits- but what could she be after? Two things: one obvious, the other unexpected... and impossible.
Star Wars - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,552 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/26 - Obi-Wan K., A. Ventress - Complete
Suckered reviews
Prequel. The disciplinarian at Ren and Nora's combat school sees them all too often. That doesn't mean he understands them- or what they mean to each other.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,402 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/8 - L. Ren, Nora V. - Complete
Protoman is not a name. Protoman is a title. Blues lives the difference every day. Or: one day's worth of applied philosophy.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,708 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/1 - Rock, Proto Man, Bass - Complete
The Secret Lives of Glynda Goodwitch reviews
Why, exactly, was Glynda Goodwitch out on the town the night Ruby fought Torchwick? Team RWBY doesn't know for sure, but they're more than willing to guess. The wilder the guesses, the better.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,900 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/18/2022 - Glynda G. - Complete
Event Horizon reviews
Ciel Soleil failed her mission to mind Penny, and both died at the Fall of Beacon. The Fall of Beacon hasn't happened. Stuck in a day full of horrors that won't let her stay dead, Ciel slowly determines there's only one way she can break free: Team RWBY must win the Battle of Beacon. Maybe, by helping them, Ciel can save Penny- and herself.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 95,862 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 12/11/2022 - Published: 9/11/2022 - Ruby R., Penny P., Ciel S. - Complete
Downtime reviews
Loosely connected sketches from Hunter Base between wars. Topics include: learning janken-pon; boredom as a life goal; Zero's list of the most dangerous things; recreational heckling; failing one's Intimidation roll; and more to be added over time.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,456 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/2/2022 - Published: 10/28/2018
Jumping In With Both Feet
It wasn't until JNR settled into their routine in Atlas that they got a chance to breathe. To think about what had grown amongst them, and that was still growing. When they got that chance, though, the next step seemed clear, and Nora never used only half her heart.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,551 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/4/2022 - Jaune A., L. Ren, Nora V. - Complete
Ruby Survives reviews
The chase ends at the shores of the grimm pools. (A very dark work of pure despair. Do not read.)
RWBY - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,183 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/14/2022 - Ruby R., Yang X.L. - Complete
It's a Metaphor reviews
When a Huntress' soul is her sword, everything to do with weapons takes on an added degree of intimacy. When the Beacon syllabus brings a lesson requiring partners to swap weapons, it's a sure thing that these hormonal teenagers will deal with the assignment in a collected, mature, professional manner... in Glynda's dreams, maybe.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,083 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 15 - Published: 7/3/2022 - Complete
The HuntsMan versus the Red Huntress: Noon of Nonsense reviews
Picking up where RWBY Chibi left off, Vale's worst superhero and the most reluctant nemesis ever have been warily circling each other for weeks now. So have Jaune Arc and Pyrrha Nikos. Surely this is a coincidence. (Spoiler: It's not a coincidence.)
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,974 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/3/2022 - Published: 4/17/2022 - Jaune A., Pyrrha N. - Complete
(In)Attention To Detail reviews
An Atlas military analyst working for General Ironwood discovers, to his horror, that the worst case scenario isn't the General reading his work, nor the General refusing to read it. The worst case is the General reading only the parts he wants to see.
RWBY - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,359 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/8/2022 - J. Ironwood - Complete
Worst Road Trip Ever reviews
During the V3-V4 timeskip, the members of Team RNJR try to keep each other safe and sane on the road to Mistral. An anthology fic, featuring feels, humor, Renora backstory, villages variously helpful/hurtful/on fire, and lots (and lots) of walking.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,806 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 4/10/2022 - Published: 11/21/2021 - Ruby R., Jaune A., L. Ren, Nora V. - Complete
OBM reviews
As often as Ruby goes around helping people, Weiss wonders if she even realizes when she's helped. Weiss didn't love her scar. Meeting Ruby changed things.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,900 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/26/2021 - Published: 11/14/2021 - Ruby R., Weiss S. - Complete
Still and Quiet reviews
On the road to Mistral, Team RNJR's rations run low. This drives Nora to make a sacrifice Ren can scarcely comprehend.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,954 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/31/2021 - Ruby R., Jaune A., L. Ren, Nora V. - Complete
Street Rats reviews
A Mistrali huntress plucks a couple of street rats out of the gutter. On a whim, she decides to interview them, and sees something unexpected: potential. Nora Valkyrie and Lie Ren will get a chance to be something more than vermin.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,106 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2021 - Complete
Stories In the Sky reviews
As Team RWBY camps in the field late in their first semester, it comes out that Weiss doesn't know from constellations. Ruby cannot let this opportunity pass. So why is it that Blake and Yang are the ones out of sorts? Everyone has stories of one kind or another...
RWBY - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,489 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/29/2021 - Ruby R., Weiss S., Blake B., Yang X.L. - Complete
Teaching Qrow reviews
The new instructor at Signal Combat School is a problem. Not his credentials, which are impeccable, or his resume, which is pristine. No, the problem is that he's Qrow Branwen with his wagon trains of baggage. But Signal needs someone to fill the slot, and anyone who can survive Qrow as an instructor can weather whatever the grimm throw at them, right? ...It was a nice thought.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 118,189 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 8/16/2021 - Published: 12/27/2020 - Ruby R., Yang X.L., Qrow B., Taiyang X.L. - Complete
You Can't Stomach the Truth reviews
(Humorous one-shot.) Don't you hate when you're having a nice bull session and someone makes it all too real? Some of pre-Beacon Nora's peers ask her opinion on a matter of survival. They won't make that mistake again.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,717 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/6/2021 - L. Ren, Nora V. - Complete
A Time to Forge reviews
Featuring Vol1-2 Weiss and Blake. It was no coincidence that Weiss had a pistol magazine with Dust in Gambol Shroud's caliber, any more than it was a spur-of-the-moment decision to trust Blake to defeat Torchwick. That kind of trust takes time and effort to build, though, and it was a rocky road getting there...
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,649 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/14/2021 - Weiss S., Blake B. - Complete
Ablative reviews
X can never keep an Assistant Squad Leader for long. Between the nature of hunting, the 17th's mission profile, and Sigma's vindictiveness, no one survives more than a few months. Being X, he takes this personally. Or: four times X's Azzles lied to him, and once one told him the truth.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,028 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/7/2021 - Complete
Maiden of Wrath reviews
A short Vol8 what-if fic. Penny wouldn't wish the burden of being a Maiden on anyone, let alone the people she cares about. But someone is willing to take up that mantle... to do something only she can do.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,893 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/31/2021 - Ruby R., Weiss S., Nora V., Penny P. - Complete
We're of Two Minds About It reviews
(Tipsy one-shot.) Everyone knows about the creatures of grimm- the soulless devourers that stalk humanity. Very few people know of their more... intellectual side.
RWBY - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 927 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/17/2021 - Complete
You Could Do Worse reviews
(AU, trope subversion.) Weiss expected some culture clash when she went to Beacon. She knew that less-civilized kingdoms wouldn't share Atlas' perfectly reasonable positions on matters like, say, soulmates. But that was no excuse for Ruby to be making *that* face at her.
RWBY - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,491 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/20/2020 - Ruby R., Weiss S. - Complete
Ruby's RWBY-JNPR Sports-a-thon reviews
Ruby's love of team-building activities sparks an ongoing sports competition with Team JNPR. There will be thrills and spills as the teams bring to bear their auras, semblances, and very loose understandings of the rules. Featuring basketball, football, and… chess? Okay, who let Jaune pick a sport?
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 28,155 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 12/13/2020 - Published: 11/1/2020 - Complete
The Biological Imperative reviews
After three years of superheroics, Adrien and Marinette- on the verge of finishing high school- have learned each other's alter egos. They're now (ahem) deeply involved with each other. With that involvement comes even more teen awkwardness and questionable decision-making, along with new powers, personal development, and maybe- just maybe- some plot resolution. Complete.
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 77,420 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 10/25/2020 - Published: 7/12/2020 - Complete
Drift reviews
My entry in the soon-to-be-obsolete "Oz talks to Oscar" sub-genre. As Oscar takes a breather beneath Atlas, he has some questions about how Oz came to be this person- and what kind of person he may yet become.
RWBY - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,692 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/18/2020
An Imp's Breakfast reviews
Zero lets Axl talk him into leaving Hunter Base for a spell. He even lets Axl plan the activity for the trip. Yeah... he won't make that mistake again.
Mega Man - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,861 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/1/2020 - Complete
Hearing Voices reviews
One-shot. X performs a social experiment upon his fellow high-ranking Hunters. How will they respond to human social mores when those social mores are being broken down in a dialectic? Or: how X dragged his friends to see a ventriloquist.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,649 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/27/2020
The Longest Step
Symmetra had many words to describe it- foolhardy, disgraceful, and traitorous for starters. So why couldn't she quit it? (Relationship fluff between confused, conflicted natural enemies.)
Overwatch - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,305 - Published: 5/14/2018
Beer and Theology
Short fluff-fic, in which a monk and a priestess... agree to disagree, mostly.
Warcraft - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,689 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2018
Of All Things Great and Small reviews
One-shot. There are two robot masters in the Light household. One faces the daunting challenges of a singular era on a daily basis, and overcomes them with endless energy and cheer. The other one is named Rock.
Mega Man - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,483 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/4/2018
Imposters reviews
(Fluffy one-shot.) She didn't want fame, or recognition, or anything like that. She just saw X in danger, and acted. That was her mistake.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,203 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/28/2018 - X - Complete
Shattered reviews
One was built to kill. One was built to supplant. One was built to correct. One was built to be. Zero and Colonel, Iris and X- were their purposes better fulfilled when history brought them together, or when it tore them apart?
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 104,878 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/7/2018 - Published: 5/28/2017 - Complete
Lost in the Shuffle
The only thing harder than doing the impossible is figuring out what comes next. (Rogue One alternate ending.)
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,111 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/10/2017
Cheesecake reviews
Light-hearted one-shot. Maverick hunting is serious business, even for an empath like Iris, and Zero is the most serious-est Hunter of all... which is why the other Hunters never saw this coming.
Mega Man - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,455 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/11/2016 - Complete
Worse reviews
A one-shot from between X and Zero series, following the original notion of X5 leading into Z. The Fifth Maverick War has taken a grievous toll on the Maverick Hunters. If only that were the end of things.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,632 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 8/21/2016 - Complete
Forward Unto Dawn reviews
SatAM prequel. At the cusp of adolescence, Sonic and his childhood friends join the fight to save their world. Not all the challenges that await them are on the battlefield. How mature are the children? How adult? And how resistant to tragedy?
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 45,372 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/14/2016 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Complete
Broken Glass reviews
X4 prequel. People are practicing politics with the new Repliforce. The fallout includes a newbuilt Iris, who believes she's damaged goods- which puts her in good company, since Zero's always thought the same about himself. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,805 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/14/2016 - Published: 5/29/2016 - X, Zero, Dr. Cain, Iris - Complete
In the Museum reviews
A mood piece from one of my darker moods. To some, working at the museum was just a job. To others, the museum- and particularly the X Exhibit- meant everything. History is written by survivors, and to a certain kind of survivor, a museum is a weapon like any other.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,197 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/17/2016 - Complete
Move reviews
When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. When all you have is a buster, every problem looks like a target. And when all you have is the law, every problem looks like a Maverick. Except that's absurd- and X will have to face up to that absurdity in a world made rigid by fear.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,444 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/20/2016 - Published: 3/7/2016 - Complete
Maintenance reviews
One-shot mood piece. The Second Maverick War is over, and Zero is less dead than he was before. There's still a lot of work to do, though- systems checks, reassurances, and not getting promoted, for starters.
Mega Man - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,109 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/22/2016
All That Is Required reviews
Alternate version of "R Destruction Order". Wily's plan was elegant and demanded a minimum of sacrifice. But Light and his children always were too selfless for their own good.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 21,672 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/8/2015 - Published: 9/27/2015 - Complete
Thanks for Nothing, Dad reviews
A snapshot of a much nicer X-verse, one with such high concepts as social justice and basic decency. This fic isn't on crack, but it might be a little tipsy. Maybe more than a little.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,219 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/22/2015 - Complete
What's In a Name? reviews
Light-hearted one-shot. Reminder: robot masters are not human. Language is mutable. And Mega Man is... not quite what one very flustered news anchor might otherwise expect.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,958 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/17/2015 - Complete
Parenting No Jutsu reviews
They said the years of peace had left her soft. They said that being a mother had dulled her edge. They said a lot of things they really shouldn't have said. Because all those words led the thieves to make a fatal mistake: they messed with Hinata's children.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,501 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 10 - Published: 5/10/2015
Abyssal reviews
A very dark reformulation of the X story. X's long hibernation had two objectives: first, to ensure that X had an ethical grounding before he woke up; second, to delay X's awakening until some future time when the world might better appreciate intelligent robots. The first objective was met. The second was not... oh, was it ever not. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 36 - Words: 218,709 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 4/26/2015 - Published: 8/3/2014 - Complete
Purgation reviews
Fluffy one-shot. Raven keeps people away as a matter of course. It catches her off-guard, then, that someone might know her so well. Well enough, at any rate, to give her something she secretly wants.
Teen Titans - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,431 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/28/2014 - Complete
Unclean Spirit reviews
X-series, creepy, one-shot. In the aftermath of Eurasia's fall, a revived-again Zero returns bearing new information. Being Zero, he treats this information as a weapon. Little does he know that it's a two-edged weapon... and he won't be the one to pay the price.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,156 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/28/2014 - Complete
One Link in the Cable reviews
Being a Maverick Hunter is depressing work. The hours are long, the job thankless, the mortality rate sickening, and the pay terrible. But there are times when it's not too bad... like when it's time to break in some newbies. Newbies that don't appreciate just who, or what, X and Zero are. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,614 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/22/2014 - Published: 6/15/2014 - X, Zero - Complete
Credo reviews
Zero. A priest. A corpse. There are far more questions than answers surrounding this tangle of bodies. It's not a good combination for an android who prefers things simple. In his stubbornness, Zero will venture far outside his comfort zone to find answers. Just don't expect him to be happy about it. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,081 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/15/2014 - Published: 4/20/2014 - Zero - Complete
A Foundation of Sand reviews
X1 aftermath. One-shot. Sigma claimed his revolution was necessary to usher in a new age. He failed, but the damage is done- the old world is gone. What will come next is, as yet, unclear... for the one being that would have the most to say about that doesn't want the job.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,869 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/13/2014 - X, Dr. Cain - Complete
False Dawn reviews
X1 prequel/intro. Loyalty: it's a concept early robots couldn't understand, as there was no alternative; disobedience was impossible. X and his progeny are cursed to be more than that. At the moment of crisis, X, Sigma, and Zero must decide where their loyalties lie. Their choices will shake the world. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,670 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/6/2014 - Published: 3/2/2014 - Complete
Standard Deviation reviews
X1 prequel. "This is the most important thing to know about me: I am Sigma, and I am always right." Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,266 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/26/2014 - Published: 1/6/2014 - Sigma - Complete
Red Awakening reviews
X1 prequel. For X, the newly-discovered red robot will be many things. A puzzle to be solved. A peer to be challenged. A friend to be embraced. And a harbinger- the herald of darker times. Because, in the end, X and Zero are as different as sun and moon. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,771 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/27/2013 - Published: 10/20/2013 - X, Zero, Dr. Cain - Complete
Supernova reviews
Rock is dead. Thomas Light is dying. But there's a little time left- time enough for one last incandescent burst of genius. Time enough to right one last wrong. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,204 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/13/2013 - Published: 9/16/2013 - Dr. Light - Complete
A Heavy Load To Bear reviews
Total X5 re-write. The four Wars that have come before were merely a prologue. Under the shadow of cataclysm, the old order is coming apart at the seams. Neighbor will fight neighbor, two robots close as brothers will battle to the death, and nothing will ever be the same. Don't think you know what will happen. Complete.
Mega Man - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 75,432 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/10/2013 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Complete
Impertinence reviews
X1 prequel. One-shot. Question: How is a humble archaeologist able to create a new breed of robot? Answer: he also happens to be a world-class roboticist. Question: why is a world-class roboticist digging around in the dirt? Answer: well... it's complicated.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,530 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/25/2013 - Dr. Cain - Complete
The Extinction of Shinobi reviews
Set shortly before the latest Ninja War began. It was such a plain-seeming study to contain such dire news. It was fascinatingly forboding. As frightening as the words were, the hokage couldn't shake the feel of truth they contained...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,429 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/29/2013 - Shikamaru N., Tsunade S. - Complete
Consequences reviews
After X4. The Fourth War has badly shaken the Maverick Hunters. X and Zero find themselves able to agree on less and less even as they grasp at the straws of their friendship. The world is devolving into armed camps, and the two Hunters will soon be driven to extreme- and contradictory- choices.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,576 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/21/2013 - Complete
As the Sonic characters gather for a new high-school themed production, things take a turn for the surreal. Parody, songfic (sorta).
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,628 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/8/2012 - Complete
Zero Sum reviews
Immediately after X3. X and Zero have walked the same path thus far, but as they reflect on the legacies of the Maverick Wars, X gets a terrifying premonition of wars to come... and a day when Zero is no longer his friend.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,659 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/7/2012 - Complete
The Sonic Seven reviews
Adaptation of "The Seven Samurai". Sonic and six others make a hopeless stand to protect starving peasants from bandits. Each warrior hopes to gain something by doing so. Each will pay a price. Complete.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 27 - Words: 124,151 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/17/2012 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Complete
Don't Fall In reviews
PSIV, quickie. Small talk leads to disaster. Some things shouldn't be discussed.
Phantasy Star - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 619 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/5/2012 - Complete
The Sky Is Orange reviews
He'd heard the rumors, of course- that Harry Potter was drunk with power, or had become senile, or had gone mad. But none of it prepared the aspiring Auror for his encounter with the Head of the Auror's Office.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,590 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 13 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Complete
Fratricide reviews
Set during MMX2. It was a deliciously villainous plan- set Zero as Sigma's guardian against X. How far would X go to beat not only a superior robot, but his brother-in-arms?
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,367 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Zero - Complete
Robotnik's Mercy reviews
SatAM, very dark. Never doubt what Robotnik is capable of, as a mother and her child learn first-hand.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,252 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/5/2011 - Dr. Robotnik/Dr. Eggman
Lost in the Land of Nod reviews
During the first Maverick War, Megaman X confronts Dr. Cain about the creation of the Reploids. Dr. Cain's response challenges X's most fundamental beliefs.
Mega Man - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,290 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 24 - Published: 4/15/2011 - X, Dr. Cain - Complete
How To Fail At Laziness reviews
Set right before Naruto's return to Konoha with Jiraiya, this story follows Team Asuma on what should be a routine mission but, of course, is not. Shikamaru sighs. A lot.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,823 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Published: 11/3/2009 - Shikamaru N. - Complete
The Passion of Illidan Stormrage reviews
As his domain crumbles around him, Illidan finds a moment to pause and reflect. Mood piece.
Warcraft - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,022 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/2/2009 - Illidan Stormrage - Complete
Home is Where Our Journies End reviews
Amy is thrown into another world. There are some familiar faces, but everything seems wrong, somehow... Crossover, and a study on how our worlds affect our characters.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,987 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/2/2006 - Complete
Shadow, Falling reviews
This is a reprinting of a removed story and a monument to Sega's failures as storytellers. It's the reality of what happened to Shadow at the end of Sonic Adventure 2.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 614 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Complete
That I Want reviews
SatAM. Mood piece. A short, sentimental story, as the Freedom Fighters discuss wishes. But why is Sally avoiding the discussion?
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,552 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Complete
Elegy reviews
I have been told numerous times that Princess Sally Acorn should die. A response.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,574 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/5/2005
Rehearsals reviews
To conquer the world, one must have good help. That was the point of OZ. This story is a look into the past, and the trials and travails of two men as they prepared the greatest coup of all time. Complete.
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 64,862 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/31/2004 - Published: 11/6/2003 - Complete
Conscience of Echidnas reviews
Alternate Segasonic. Knuckles has guarded the Master Emerald for longer than he cares to remember. Now his greatest threat arrives- in the form of a weakling. Now he must contend with both a mystery and his own emotions.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 21,601 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/3/2004 - Published: 9/22/2004 - Complete
Ranma, Dazed but not Confused reviews
After yet another Happosai raid, Ranma turns to Soun Tendo for advice on how to deal with the pest. Soun teaches Ranma a technique he invented. It can't be that simple, right?
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,548 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/24/2004
Sonic's Vignette reviews
Short mood piece. As he runs from Robotnik, Sally in his arms, thoughts flood Sonic's mind.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 521 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/23/2004
Amy's Diary Special Edition reviews
A revised verion of my atypical SonAmy, removing the "controversial" opinion pieces and leaving the story.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 10,711 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/21/2004 - Complete
Amy's Diary reviews
A now-adult Amy sets her sights on Sonic once again. Not your typical SonAmy, and a reminder that love isn't all hearts and joy.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,781 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 8/11/2004 - Published: 7/17/2004 - Complete
Gift reviews
Mood piece. Jaken wonders why Rin is there; Rin has no doubts. Sesshomaru tries not to think about her, and fails. It comes to a head over a gift from his father and a child's request.
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,505 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Published: 7/17/2004
Hunter's Honor reviews
Knuckles and Rouge parted harshly. When she returns to Angel Island, they immediately resume fighting. But at the same time, they feel something in each other noone else can provide.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 28,660 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/17/2004 - Published: 1/22/2003 - Complete
Pushing reviews
With Robotropolis reeling, Sonic, Sally, and the Freedom Fighters move to follow up on Robotnik before he can recover. But the risks and costs become all too apparent—especially for Tails.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,616 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/20/2003 - Published: 8/4/2003 - Complete
Johnny FanChar Saves the World! reviews
This is my semi-satirical response to the recent flood of fancharacter-obsessive fanfiction.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,071 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/15/2003
The Final Directive reviews
At the end of Sonic Adventure, two robots fought. One fought because it was programmed to do so. The other fought for quite another reason...
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,209 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/24/2003
Intermission reviews
In the aftermath of Yusuke's defeat of the Saint Beasts, the characters ponder all that has happened, and difficult questions hang in the air.
Yu Yu Hakusho - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,703 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/24/2003
Mind Games, or, The Competition reviews
In a strange twist of fate, Snively and Robotnik end up going head-to-head. Can anybody win?
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,678 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 7/14/2003 - Published: 5/11/2003
Not an Accident reviews
In AC 193, a young second lieutenant met a major of similar age. From that day, the two set out to rule the world.
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,511 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/11/2003
There's so much Sonadow out there now, I decided to make my own subversive entry into the genre—something akin to "Shadow, Falling". Enjoy.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,054 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/28/2003 - Complete
The Difference a Day Makes reviews
Two very different groups struggle against Robotnik. In Knothole, Sally prepares a raid so desperate she's resorted to training Tails; while a thousand kilometers away, animals fight just to survive.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,886 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 1/18/2003 - Published: 12/16/2002 - Complete
The Negotiation reviews
Before SA2, the government contacted Rouge to have her trail Eggman. What they might not have expected was just how much it would cost them. Inducing sticker shock is one of Rouge's favorite pastimes.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,199 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/22/2002 - Rouge - Complete
The Envoy reviews
The arrival of a stranger splits Sonic and Sally just when they need to work together most. But the stranger has an agenda of her own.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,883 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/9/2002 - Published: 11/3/2002
The Price of Trust reviews
On a mission to Robotropolis, Sonic and Sally are seperated and sent away. Now both must earn the trust of those around them if they are ever going to return home. But they also have to stop Robotnik's newest plan- if they can figure out what it is!
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37,477 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/21/2002 - Complete
The Calm of the End of the Year reviews
A short mood piece. Rosie explains to Tails about Mobian New Year's customs-- and a few things about himself.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,568 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/21/2002