Fenschway
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Joined 05-12-11, id: 2915749, Profile Updated: 04-07-14
Author has written 3 stories for Sekirei, and X-Men.

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Fenschway = a lowly and humble minion of the Writing Muse doing battle against the Gods of Boredom while struggling to learn the proper fen shui balance between pathos, joy, and pure bullshit for enjoyable storytelling

4/7/2014... in response to quite a few inquiries ... Chap 40 is still being worked on ... however this is once again the busiest season in my job that requires a lot of travel ... so there will be a delay in new posting ... not sure how long as job assignments can literally come to me overnight and I'm on the road for several days and even weeks after ... very hard to find writing time then ...

NOW on to some fun stuff for Sekirei fans! and SPOILER ALERT FOR NEW GAME CHANGER READERS! .. some late aspects of TGC will be now discussed ... don't continue if you want a fresh and unspoiled read of TGC first! ... :-)

... during a recent PM discussion with fanfic member EXTORTION, a very good and honest critic, I responded to a few points Extort made about Cash being too much of a Gary Stu type of hero ... and the unhappiness/unbelievable choice from some TGC readers of having Miya and Karasuba being brought together in Cash's Prime Circle ... here is the meat of that discussion...

"...as pertaining to a few Gary Stu issues raised in TGC from some reviewers about Cash Joesph Archer, TGC's OC hero... versus Cash just being a fairly believable OC a little more powerful/attractive than Minato or Seo ... as I have always intended ... without Cash being a super powered Naruto, Harry Potter, Shirou, or Ranma type ... here is where I'm coming from in Cash having what attributes he has that seem to be causing a few fanfic face palms here and there ...

first ... as pertains to Sekirei ... all Ashikabi as described in canon are by definition "special" -- human/Sekirei hybrids that can make an unbonded Sekirei react to and then be bonded/winged by them ... therefore ... all Ashikabi step into possible Gary Stu territory just by being Ashikabi ...

second ... what differentiates Ashikabi from one another as far as Sekirei are concerned? ... ability to love deeply? manliness as according to Kazehana? physical attraction? purity of heart? courage? ruthlessness as in Natsuo and Higa? raw psychic talent and/or potential? ... whatever the traits are ... canon clearly says some are inherently stronger and able to wing multiple Sekirei ... and with additional aliens bonded ... more psychic strength is accumulated to bond more powerful Sekirei ... therefore ... there must be a few or even one Ashikabi already near or at the top of the hybrid power ratings and they can get even stronger ... so like his better personality traits, what few psychic talents Cash has can believably grow in time as does his use and partial mastery of them ... AFTER a few powerful Sekirei force their winging onto him ...

third ... to address why those power Sekirei types would resonate with Cash initially ... are current Ashikabi just historically random Sekirei/human hybrids by some willy nilly or even nil mating scheme? ... OR ... have their ancestral lines been at least monitored by their original and subsequent generational parents? ... and maybe even manipulated? ... canon doesn't say as far as I know ... however ... we do know that royal and ruling dynasties from ancient times in almost every human culture practiced selective mating for their offspring to maintain and consolidate power as well as breed for selective traits in some cases ... i.e. beauty, strength, prowess, etc... therefore ... in my opinion ... a loose and underground world hybrid society breeding program for psychic strength, longevity, leadership, and even different psychic powers is not much of a historical stretch to produce a few very talented Ashikabi today ... nor that society doing all it can to keep their offspring in advantageous mating programs and using them to consolidate fraction power within that society ...

fourth ... in canon ... Sekirei are individual personalities and as such have their likes, dislikes, and preferences in an Ashikabi ... they can even view the same shared Ashikabi differently ... Ashikabi also have different personalities, shaped by their upbringing, family environment, culture of origin, growing experiences, emotional hangups etc ... therefore ... there are no "perfect" Ashikabi ... they all have their strengths and weaknesses and maybe even a small pecking order similar to the Sekirei they winged ...

fifth ... canon says there were different warring factions of Sekirei from different rock ships in the ancient past ... therefore ... it is no big stretch to assume that there are hybrids and Ashikabi from countries other than Japan ... even a secret world coalition of same that has had a very long time to acquire financial and political power ... i.e. Templar Knights, Free Masons, Illuminati etc ... therefore the existence of The Order of Dryas Octopetala is not some historically way out there concept, nor Cash being a flawed product of same ...

sixth ... Cash as an Ashikabi ... physically he's a decent looking, professional athlete, from Midwest America ... no super physical powers or unusual attributes at all ... educationally he has a B high school education .. not a genius but not a moron ... he had a semi troubled childhood raised by females ... but balanced that with coaches and an elderly male neighbor ... his strong emotional commitment to pacifism, life, and true love is realistic and understandable in light of his Dad's tragic death... Cash does have a couple of strong but passive psychic powers ... nothing in an all powerful category ... and quite realistically a typical Midwest, laid back, compassionate "nice guy" type with some flaws and warts as it relates to female relationships ... therefore ... it is no stretch to see that he physically and emotionally attracts a few of the strongest Sekirei and is admired/liked by the weaker as their eventual Prime Leader ...

seventh ... a test taken at website ... http://quizilla.teennick.com/quizzes/24134038/is-your-oc-a-mary-suegary-stu ... rated Cash at 78% ... and it advised:

"Balanced OC
Congratulations! This is excellent! According to your answers, your OC is a well-balanced and interesting character! ..
It is generally difficult to create a balanced OC, so well done! * Bows*
You shouldn't need to tone down your OC much or alter them in anyway, so I think your OC is successful.
You have a believable character that could work well in many stories/ fanfics! -
Keep up the good work!"

... therefore ... I submit that Cash is not much of a Gary Stu at all ... or a very minor one at that ... he's much more of a poor schnook humorously (hopefully) caught up in events WAY over his head and abilities ...

also ... it is my contention in TGC that canon Miya and Karasuba are both criminally insane ...one homicidal ... and the other totally shirking her protective duties as Pillar ... as well as not using her #1 powers to thwart Minaka and Karasuba in the Sekirei Plan from the beginning as the only Sekirei who could... SO .. all bets are pretty much off on what those two crazy females can and can't do in any OC story... in TGC ... they first meet Cash and immediately and willfully decide to use him in their mutual war against each other ... which backfires big time mostly thanks to Murphy's Law ... Cash being able to later nominally integrate them into the same Prime Circle with drunk Kazehana, brain damaged Akitsu and Natalie, lesbian Uzume, bi beotch Toyotama, insecure Himeko, and OC klutz Riko ... well ... that doesn't make him much of a Gary Stu in my world either ... more of a guy to be simply pitied IMHO ... :-)"

Again, many thanks and a giant hat tip to Extortion for helping me clarify and finally express my response to a couple of TGC criticisms that I have pretty much ignored until now ... anyone wanting to further discuss them in a rational pro and con fashion ... feel free and PM me ... I can't guarantee fast returns due to the nature and uneven time demands of my job ... but I will do my best to answer all serious inquiries and points made ... Thanks again for your help Extort!

... after TGC is finished... then ... I will return to updating Starry Starry Nights where some VERY interesting Marvel characters do appear in the next outlined chapters ... and I'm also outlining the next few chapters to the House of L... these are tentatively titled ... "Cabin Fervor", "Frosty Animosity", "Nesty Habits", "Danielle Cage Rage", "House Louse" (Deadpool crashing the prison's opening day transfers), "Nexus Hex Us" and "Feral Peril"... as I say these are tentative ... and maybe not necessarily in order and not all that are planned ...

I want to acknowledge RykOakwine's invaluable help in editing/advice in these latest chapters of TGC as well as providing some great ideas and plot points to polish things up while I 'm pressed for time. Thanks Ryk! Also check out his preview of No Game For Old Men as Chapter 37.

... I must really again thank RykOakwine for his invaluable help, collaboration, and encouragement in winding TGC up ... here are links for his visuals of #67 Riko... also check out his pics for Sekirei that will be in his coming Sekirei fanfic entitled "No Game For Old Men" ...

http://fav.me/d64bxsp

re: The House of L

... I have started a complementary companion piece to my "Starry Starry Nights" X-Men/ Sekirei crossover entitled "House of L" ... the new piece will be dealing with the near future interactions of Logan with female Avengers, X-Women, and their ever nefarious female foes such as Mystique, Typhoid Mary, Lady Masterminds, Ms. Sinister, Titania, Red She Hulk, Madam Hydra(s), Chimera et al ... Starry and House story lines will run in conjuncture with each other until both pieces come together in one grand finale ... I hope ... this kind of epic planning/outlining is something new for me and and a pretty big chunk to bite off at once and do it right ... especially since comic fans can be pretty intense about their favorites deviating much from their canon character

... mild spoiler alert ... the main premise of "House" is that in the near future and adjacent to the Jean Grey Academy, Logan will be forced by circumstances, old loyalties, and a new government to build and run an insane asylum/hospice care/prison for mutant/human females designated as extreme security risks to the new government's peaceful status quo ... and of course none of the homicidal, suicidal, and rebellious/revenge plotting inmates like their new designation, forced internment, care managers ... nor each other ... ummm ... think AvX v Foes ... all with permanent PMS and menopausal issues on steroids ... and Logan, trying to keep his head down in his little lake cabin retreat between the two institutions, is caught in the middle of each daily and nightly crises ... the old and greatly troubled/conflicted Canucklehead Wolverine faces each one with his usual cigar chomping and beer drinking total lack of tact and savoir fare ... nuff said ... hope it enjoyably goes the way I envision ...

re: The House of L ... AND ... Starry Starry Nights

Author's note:... since both stories have multiple Marvel and Sekirei characters ...going into great depth of each will be nigh impossible and make the plot drag too much ... a really neat and fast cliff note search of my Marvel characters on http://www.comicvine.com should help for their origins, backgrounds, story arcs, issues appearing, powers, personal stats, and especially images ... i.e. from chapter 2 ... type Ava'Dara into the site's search box and click on large right side image to access a nice gallery ... you can also find Jessica Jones' Alias and Pulse detective series at the top of her page ... search "X-Women 2010" ... for a quick image of the somewhat controversial one shot issue involving Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, Psylocke, and Emma Frost on their "Greek" and Madripoor vacation "adventure" ... for more info and images and even reading character relevant comics .. then I guess an in depth internet search is your friend ...

... for more in depth info on Sekirei as well as images ... use the search field at http://sekirei.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

... for those unfamiliar with Sekirei characters... here is a link for the introductory image of Miya Asama and her original gang ...

http://www.due2life.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/Pictures/SekireiPureEngagement7_F512/SekireiPureEngagement7.jpg

(Miya's the one in the center ... Karasuba is the gal to the right with male Mutsu on the end ... Kazehana with her arm raised and Matsu the redhead with glasses... both to the left)

... to those of you who have asked ... messages, reviews, and all the omakes you want to write for my House, Starry, and Game Changer stories are totally welcome! ...enjoy!

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Ashikabi No Shinobi by The Engulfing Silence reviews
Unable to move onto the next life, Uzumaki Naruto travels the world. He comes back to Japan, the place where Konoha once stood, and soon finds himself sucked into a game of battling busty women. It all started when a girl fell on top of him. Literally.
Crossover - Naruto & Sekirei - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 478,866 - Reviews: 3744 - Favs: 4,198 - Follows: 3,730 - Updated: 4/18 - Published: 1/24/2012 - Naruto U.
In Flight by gabriel blessing reviews
Honestly, Shirou was beginning to think that he should be used to this; being unwittingly selected to take part in brutal tournament that he had no idea existed until he found himself in the middle of it. Then again, second times the charm, right?
Crossover - Fate/stay night & Sekirei - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 44 - Words: 762,492 - Reviews: 7904 - Favs: 4,202 - Follows: 3,059 - Updated: 12/21/2013 - Published: 12/14/2010 - Shirō E. - Complete
Bellflowers and Wagtails by Zero-Sennin reviews
Minato Sahashi, thanks to his father's patient teaching, had been given a strong body and a stronger spirit. As he is drawn into the mysterious Sekirei Plan, he must rely on both to see his way through to the very end, with his Sekirei at his side. Covers the events of the first anime series. Complete.
Sekirei - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 155,110 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 344 - Follows: 272 - Updated: 5/10/2013 - Published: 6/1/2012 - Minato S. - Complete
Feeling Sorry by Karl Stahl reviews
Minato is feeling sorry for himself, after failing the university entrance test for the second time. Soon he will have a lot more reasons to feel sorry - and a few to feel happy.
Sekirei - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,883 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 71 - Published: 1/7/2013 - Minato S., No. 18/Ichiya
The Wizard Ashikabi by plums reviews
Harry, forced into exile to save his heritage from thieves, begins traveling the world. While in Japan, Harry happens upon an intimidating woman dressed in black, and gets thrown into a plot he could have never seen coming. Harry / Multi
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sekirei - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 127,597 - Reviews: 546 - Favs: 1,963 - Follows: 1,977 - Updated: 1/5/2013 - Published: 2/27/2012 - [Harry P., No. 04/Karasuba, No. 106/Haihane]
The Hill of Swords by gabriel blessing reviews
When Louise Valliere performed her summons for her familiar, she certainly didn't expect for it to be a human! Strangely enough, the boy she summoned, Shirou Emiya, didn't expect to get summoned so soon. He hadn't even died yet!
Crossover - Fate/stay night & Familiar of Zero - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 23 - Words: 356,642 - Reviews: 2099 - Favs: 3,631 - Follows: 1,188 - Updated: 11/17/2010 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Shirō E., Louise - Complete
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The Game Changer reviews
In all the best laid plans of madmen and aliens, there always seems to be at least one obtuse oddball and screw up that comes out of left field and just doesn't follow the rules of the game at all, and then, naturally, screws up everything...or does he?
Sekirei - Rated: M - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 39 - Words: 582,736 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 2/16 - Published: 8/3/2011 - OC, No. 03/Kazehana, No. 01/Miya A., No. 04/Karasuba
House of L reviews
A crude drunk survives a bloody war's final battle that saves a slew of worlds from tyranny. Logan is a big hero. His reward? Blackmailed into running a sanitarium/prison/hospice for grief crazed super heroines and loony female mutant criminals while dodging angry ex-girlfriends, lonely, jealous X-women, and love starved, alien female warriors. Naturally, they all hate each other.
Crossover - X-Men & Sekirei - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 66,140 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 3/5/2013 - Published: 12/17/2012 - James H./Wolverine/Logan, No. 01/Miya A.
Starry Starry Nights reviews
It seems an assassin named Logan has just literally dropped into Tokyo, but he can't remember who or what he is, let alone his mission. A few beer swilling, cold alien females then make this big, warm, crude, and not so cuddly nor clear thinking guy their mission for romance, not knowing an old sad song was everyone's greatest enemy.
Crossover - X-Men & Sekirei - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 115,295 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 174 - Updated: 2/16/2013 - Published: 7/24/2012 - James H./Wolverine/Logan, No. 01/Miya A.