Marimba Buddy
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 05-11-11, id: 2913905, Profile Updated: 12-17-14
Author has written 7 stories for Alpha and Omega, and Danielle Steel.

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Former Pen Name: Gamer Blaze

Home: Farmington Hills, MI

Interest(s): Movies (Alpha and Omega, L&TT, Phantom of the Opera) and music (rock, pop, jazz).

Hobbies: FUPE, marching band (pit section leader), creative writing, music writing, meditation.

My Forum:Alpha and Omega-Chat Room

My Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002969795435

Songs I Like:Black Diamond, If I Owned the World-The Rippingtons

Sunset at Flamingo Park-James Last

The Art of Letting Go-Kenny Loggins (NOTE: The name of this song was an influence as to what to call the repentance that took place in Pain Is Strong, Love Is Stronger).

In Your Eyes-Peter Gabriel

Aurora Nova/The Wild Places-Dan Fogelberg

Favorite Composers: John Williams, Jack Wall.


IMPORTANT NOTE (7/28/14)

Hey. This is Marimba Buddy. For all fans of "Pain Is Strong, Love Is Stronger" who've noticed I haven't updated "Story of a Hero" in over a year, here's the deal. When I focused on the main story, my main concern was creating my own satisfying ending to the cliffhanger that "Dominance" left us with. I got so creative with how to do this I actually turned it into a Christian story ("letting go"=repentance). The thing is, I was so concentrated on making the story good that I failed to take into account my own life. Look, I'm not gonna lie, I myself haven't "let go" yet. I just got so wrapped up in the story it took me a while to realize that. I've considered deleting the stories in general, but I figured, "Well, I did still work hard on them and I know fans will still like them," so instead, I'll leave them up with this "disclaimer" or whatever you wanna call it. My advice: don't write anything promoting things your heart's not in, even if it makes the story nice and suspenseful.


PAIN IS STRONG, LOVE IS STRONGER-The Story Behind the Story

I'm sure there are many people out there wondering "Why did he write this story?" Allow you to take me through my journey. It was early June when I stumbled across "Dominance" by Random and Yet Not. I read through both chapters and thought, "Why is Kate doing this?" I checked chapter 3, only to find a small note about the discontinual of the story, which stirred my curiosity and mental torment a bit. When I first saw the trailer for the movie, I was hooked on the romance. I knew how Humphrey felt being in love with someone like that, and it was my desire for them to be together. Now, this story, I felt, began to tear that apart. Thus, I began thinking of possible plots in my head.

At this point, I wasn't even considering actually writing a story about it, but I just wanted to think of a plot. Within about six hours, I created and discarded three possible plots. They were similar but different. Essentially, all three of them involved Humphrey breaking free of the bondage and running off, meeting a wolf who had been similarly dominated by one of Kate's friends and was given a large scar on his leg (an idea I later applied to Reagan and Suzie). There was no enemy for these plots...just the heated arguments between Humphrey and Kate as well as the wolf and Kate's friend. None of them worked, so I got rid of them.

Over the next twenty-four hours, I had come up with two more plots, neither of which worked much, either. The first one, fourth total, still had Humphrey running off and meeting a wolf whom he befriends, but this wolf didn't really have any relevance to dominance. This was the first story to have an enemy who attacked Jasper. Humphrey has to save the day! Plot didn't work. The next plot was the official start of the Peacemakers idea, except at this point, it was only Reagan, Don, Dwain, and Chris (this wasn't his original name; I forgot it). They didn't have a base, they just traveled. Don is attacked and dies in the forest after the dominance, an idea I kept. This story actually involved two villains. The one who killed Don was more similar to Jack, because he didn't know exactly why he was evil and later lets go. The other one severely beats Humphrey but is taken into custody. Close, but still not exactly the right plot.

At this point, I began to slowly lose interest in the whole thing. I tried one more similar to the previous one, but I never even finished that one. For a few weeks, I gave up and began reading "For the blood of the South" by bravobravo. I was still thinking about that story even while I took a trip with my youth group to the Cumberland Mountains in Tennessee. While down there, "Dominance" began coming back. I thought, "I don't know what I can do about this!" Then, it hit me: the Peacemakers are a large group, they have a base in the cave, Reagan leads Jasper's wolves to it when William (un-named at the time) attacked, and Kate sees her dominated mate becoming leader of this underground group. The idea was the best one yet, and though I still had much of the exact plot to figure out, I knew that I had finally found a base for the story.

I thought, "It would be powerful to have Humphrey point out Kate's fault directly, but it would be even more powerful to have a series of events make her feel guilty even though Humphrey never grows angry." I created a character who was an omega, lower than Humphrey, and made it so Humphrey once grew angry at him and slashed him across the face, nearly killing him. Later, after feeling remorse, would return and help save his life. Both of them would learn to let go on that night. Not bad, but it had to be deeper. So, instead of an omega, I had the character be a strong alpha and gave him the name Robert. Also, it was Robert who started the fight, though Humphrey was involved by thinking he could handle it himself.

Having Robert find a mate named Chelsea kind of came naturally after that. I also wanted at least two more Peacemaker alphas, and one of them should be a former member of William's army. Bing...Sam and Bill came into the story. The rest basically fell into place until I eventually decided to actually begin writing the story towards the end of August. From there, it was pretty much writing and posting. Now the story is done, and I am completely astounded by its popularity. I never thought it would be this big of an impact.

Anyway, that's my story behind the story.


A teenage girl about 17 named Diane had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year. She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.

As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.

The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story. The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed. The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her. When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her."

This was from CGWOlf'13's profile page. I reposted it because I believe in God. I also believe that this could happen to anyone who believes in God, because when you believe, you are truly never alone. This actually reminds me of a similar tragedy reported on TV. An old woman was in the road and a truck came hurtling toward her. She asked God for safety and survived. She described her savior as a young man in all white who appeared right in front of her. She called him an angel. You're never alone if you only believe.


The white man said, "Colored people are not allowed here." The black man turned around and stood up. He then said: "Listen sir...when I was born I was BLACK, When I grew up I was BLACK, When I'm sick I'm BLACK, When I go in the sun I'm BLACK, When I'm cold I'm BLACK, When I die I'll be BLACK. But you sir, When you're born you're PINK, When you grow up you're WHITE, When you're sick, you're GREEN, When you go in the sun you turn RED, When you're cold you turn BLUE, And when you die you turn PURPLE. And you have the nerve to call me colored?" The black man then sat back down and the white man walked away...

This here came from Kswolf Productions' profile page.


A dad comes home drunk and mad. He pulls out a gun and shoots his wife and shortly after turns the gun on himself and pulls the trigger. Their little girl sitting behind a couch crying when the police found her. The police then took her to a new family. Two weeks later she goes to her first Sunday school at church. She walks past the building and sees a picture of Jesus on the cross. The little girl then asks the teacher "How did that man... get off the cross?" The teacher replied "He never did." Then the little girl argued "Yes he did! Because the night that my mommy and daddy died he sat next to me behind the couch, telling me everything was going to be alright." 80% of you won't re-post this. But remember what the Bible say's "Deny me in front of your friends and I shall deny you in front of my father". So re-post this, remember God saw you read this.

This was from Country wolf-dog's profile page.


The Bible is full of demonic possessions in which people were actually possessed by demons. Does this still happen today? Unfortunately, yes. If you don't believe me, go to youtube and search "The Excorcism of Carl Lawson" WARNING: Swearing is used by the demons a lot.


Why do we sleep in church, but stay awake through a 2 hour movie? Why is it so hard to talk about God, but so easy to gossip? Why are we so bored when we look at a Christian magazine, but find it easy to read Playboy? Why is it so easy to ignore a Godly Facebook Wall Post, yet we re-post the nasty ones? Why are churches getting smaller, but bars and clubs are growing? Think about it, are you going to re-post this? Are you going to ignore it, 'cause you think you'll get laughed at? Would you have read this if it said... Read This In God's Name.

This from Beta's profile page. Read some of the stuff he has on that page!


Songs I Recommend for Pain Is Strong, Love IsStronger

1. Digging in the Dirt-Peter Gabriel

2. Oh My Dear-Tenth Avenue North (recommended to me by parsonkid1)

3. Aurora Nova/The Wild Places-Dan Fogelberg

4. In Your Eyes-Peter Gabriel

5. Nexus-Dan Fogelberg

6. Don't Lose Heart-Dan Fogelberg


"Don't talk back, just drive the car.

Shut your mouth. I know what you are.

Don't say nothing. Keep your hands on the wheel.

Don't turn around. This is for real."

-Peter Gabriel-"Digging in the Dirt"


Favorite Quotes:

"You can't change the past...but you can use your present to create a better future." -Me

"Now I understand. Endings and beginnings are within the Fissure. ..that Riven cleft of stars that access both wall and bridge. And though I am unable to understand how the very flow of stars that brought my Myst book into worthy hands, I am sure served as a safe passage home for my friend. The Age of Riven is closed forever, but the people of Riven are free...and now I am at rest, understanding that in books and Ages and life, the ending can never truly be written." -Atrus, RIVEN

"This restoration of D'ni is not a restoration of the outside, of structures and stone. But of the inside...of hearts and truth." -Yeesha, MYST V: END OF AGES


Update: (4/24/13) I know I said that "Story of a Hero" would be another short story, but I plan on covering Don's life from birth to death, and it's probably going to end up being 20 chapters (I've made a storyline/chapter planning sheet).

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

A Second Ransom
A fanfiction about the story "Ransom." Ten years after the famous kidnapping and rescue of Sam Barnes, things get very bad when a second ransom is placed over an authority in San Francisco? How can the Pacific Delta Force stop it?
Danielle Steel - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,418 - Updated: 3/20 - Published: 3/16
Pain Is Strong, Love Is Stronger reviews
A continuation of Random and Yet Not's "Dominance" story. Is everything the way Kate wants it? Or is what's really going on more than what anybody wants to deal with?
Alpha and Omega - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 52,506 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/22/2014 - Published: 8/19/2012 - Humphrey, Kate - Complete
Pain Is Strong, Love Is Stronger-Story of A Hero reviews
Don's story from birth to death. See how he had his humble beginning, he pursued his calling, and rescued and helped many wolves while taking the brunt of the persecution. An emotional journey that you don't want to miss!
Alpha and Omega - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,724 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/3/2013 - Published: 3/26/2013
Pain Is Strong, Love Is Stronger-PREQUEL: Peacemakers' Origins reviews
This is a short story about how the Peacemakers came to be in the first place. The chapters may be short-medium lengthed. Also, don't read this unless you've already read "Pain Is Strong, Love Is Stronger" due to the small spoilers that may appear in this story.
Alpha and Omega - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,347 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/12/2013 - Complete
Return of the Black Assassins reviews
Jerry returns, and only Humphrey and Jason with the help of Kate, Garth, and Lilly can stop him.
Alpha and Omega - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,271 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/27/2011 - Published: 6/17/2011 - Humphrey, Kate
Friend or Foe? reviews
Humphrey has a secret. He was once part of a terrorist group known as the Black Assassins. Why? Only one way to find out.
Alpha and Omega - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,967 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/16/2011 - Published: 5/18/2011 - Humphrey - Complete
Moonlight Den reviews
Two men plan to capture and imprison Jasper Park's population. Only Joey, an eastern pack wolf, with the help of his friends can put a stop to it.
Alpha and Omega - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,484 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/14/2011
Manager of:
Community: Alpha and Omega-Battle & Peace
Focus: Movies Alpha and Omega