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Author has written 20 stories for Legend of Zelda, Slender, Person of Interest, Star Wars, and How to Train Your Dragon.
(Profile Updated 12-10-14)
This is not aimed at anyone in particular, but rather a general notice to everyone who comes in contact with me.
I have recently received quite a few "story requests" from several different people.
So I'm posting this to say: Please don't ask me to write a story for you.
That means sending me summaries and expecting me to make something out of the synopsis you're giving me.
Sorry, but I don't take other people's plot ideas and write stories with them.
It's not because I'm not capable of doing so, but rather because my hands (and brain!) are already full of stories of my own that I'm trying to finish.
I already have precious little free time as it is; I don't want it cluttered up with projects that aren't mine.
If you have a story that you want to get written, then write it yourself; don't ask me to do it for you!
I am not a freelancer.
ARTWORK FOR MY FANFICTIONS (MORE LINKS WILL BE ADDED AS MORE STORY CHAPTERS ARE PUBLISHED):
LEGEND OF ZELDA:
NAME: Dakota Malkyn Colton
CURRENT AGE: Eighteen (This number is changed yearly)
CURRENT OCCUPATION(S): Herpetoculturist, rescuer & rehabilitator, reptile breeder, writer, creationist, swordmaster, climber, photographer, novelist, poet, survivalist, songwriter, inventor, insect breeder, knife nut, retail worker.
MY OTHER NAMES FROM AROUND THE INTERNET: JentherophisGuttatus (cornsnakes.com, herpcenter.com, iansvivarium.com, iHerp.com), VoadorChama (deviantART.com; FictionPress.com), Nightfire (redwallabbey.com), MasterOfTheShadows (TVTropes.org). If you see any of these names, or my real name, Dakota, around the internet, then chances are that it will be me.
FANS OF THE REDEMPTION SERIES: READ THE FOLLOWING!
I created a website for the Redemption Series! :o) This is purely for fun; obviously, I in no way make any money off of this. Pretty much the same thing as a fanfiction, only with a lot more than just words; there, you'll find character profiles, bonus artwork, a glossary of the Shaekar'i language, a way to send me emails, the story of how I began writing the series in the first place, and, most importantly, a complete list of every story in the Redemption Series, including stories that haven't even been published yet. If you like my AU Redemption Series, then I'm pretty sure that you'll like the site! Oh, and guess what? If you ever decide to draw fanart of the Redemption Series, then I'll happily include it on the website, along with your name and online profile. It's a way of giving you guys a bit more publicity, while opening the series to more artists other than myself.
A LIST OF EVERY STORY THAT IS OR WILL BE IN THE REDEMPTION SERIES:
For convenience, I have put the list here so you don't have to travel to a different website to know about the stories.
THE DESCENT TRILOGY:
1: Forbidden (Available to read; In-progress; Being revamped)
2: Into Evil (Not published yet; Being revamped)
3: Ikana (Not published yet; Being revamped)
THE OLD HYRULE SAGA:
4: Dragon Sword (Original draft available to read; Being revamped)
5: Under the Mountain Sky (Not published yet; Being revamped)
6: The Mountain Swords (Not published yet; Being revamped)
7: Time (Not published yet; Being revamped)
THE NEW HYRULE HEXALOGY:
8: More Than Meets The Eye (Not published yet; Being revamped)
9: Rauta Aave (Not published yet; Being revamped)
10: Winter's Dark (Not published yet; Being revamped)
11: The Smallest Light (Original draft available to read; Being revamped)
12: Guide of Darkness (Original draft available to read; Being revamped)
13: Forgiven (Not published yet; Being revamped)
DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS ACCORDING TO CEU PRACA:
FantasyFiction: Fanfics that are written for the sole purpose of pairing two characters that would realistically NEVER fall in love. Examples: Link/Nabooru, Link/Saria, Zelda/Ganondorf, Samus Aran/Adam Malkovitch, Samus Aran/Anthony Higgs, etc.
Rabid fem!Sheik people: Fans of the Legend of Zelda universe who insist that Sheik and Zelda are the same person, and have a passionate hatred for those people who may think otherwise. Note that I am not hating on any of you fem!Sheik fans that may be reading this, I just don't understand why you have to get so angry when people like the idea of Sheik and Zelda being separate people, and Sheik being male.
Rapid Mousers: People who favorite and follow stories, but never leave any reviews.
Legendaries: Hardcore Legend of Zelda nerds/geeks.
Questioners: Those people who are always asking me "How did you come up with that idea or story?" or "How the fjsbnjablak did you invent an entire language?!" The answer to this, people, is quite simple. I-M-A-G-I-N-A-T-I-O-N. Most of my stories simply pop into my head quite randomly with no precedent. Sometimes, these random ideas form into a cohesive series.
Gnats: People who constantly say nothing but "Update! Update!" If I have literally just posted a chapter, how do you think I feel if, not ten seconds after I post it, someone is already telling me to update again?! I simply cannot write that fast, and thus, if you keep begging me to "Update soon," I can guarantee you that you will be disappointed when it takes me over a week to finish the next chapter. I have a real life outside of fanfiction, people.
If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then asdahasdasjenasdkdhkaenfkaenudjksaj.
The love of my life is a fictional character.
Out of my mind; be back in five minutes.
The graphics don't have to be advanced for the game to be beautiful or fun.
eBooks will never replace real books.
Do you really have to hate people who have a different opinion from yours?
I survived the Mayan Apocalypse.
Never judge a book by its movie.
Please use proper grammar in fanfics!
I don't have to agree with you, and you don't have to agree with me. Isn't that AWESOME?
I am a fan of Celtic Thunder.
Faves with reviews mean more to me than just faves alone.
I'm smiling. That alone should scare you.
The real trouble with reality is that there's no background music.
There is no excuse for immature behavior!
I support Blimeycow.
I love what America once was, not what she has become; you can't expect God to bless America if America doesn't bless God.
"Earth" with "art" would just be "Eh."
Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the EMT's.
I hate the sound of vacuum cleaners.
I text in complete sentences.
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
I love all python breeds.
My pet snake is more misunderstood than your pit bull.
I am protected by dragons.
Constructive criticism is appreciated by real writers, but kids who never want to improve can't stand it.
I'm actually doing something useful with my life.
Stand back! I'm going to try science!
I'm not paranoid! Which of my enemies told you this?
Don't hate without knowing what you are talking about.
Stop Typing Like This, PLEASE. That is not how capital letters work.
Don't tell me the sky's the limit...when there are footprints on the moon.
When in doubt, push random buttons.
I hate tyops.
1 Review. It may not seem like much, but it means the world to me!
I love video game music.
It is impossible to discourage a real writer because we don't care what you say, we will continue to write.
Cussing doesn't make you cooler; it makes you sound uninventive and stupid.
I tend to notice my mistakes after uploading.
If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is higher.
I'm sick of perverts on FanFiction.net!
My generation makes me ashamed to be a part of it.
Age has little to do with maturity.
Please don't use textspeak on FF.net!
Punctuation: use it; it's great!
I do grammar good.
The purpose of written language is communication. If I can't read what you're writing, you're doing something wrong!
Talking to myself...it's how I stay sane.
If my OC's were real, they would strap me down and kill me VERY slowly.
I support owning a sword.
Space Pirates haunt me in my sleep.
The cuccos are after me.
As I always say, if you can't laugh at your fandom, then you aren't a true fan.
I like Zelda, and I like Link, but I'm anti-ZeLink.
Logic is key to making a good OC, no matter what their origin is.
You don't have to pair off EVERY character in a story!
No time to talk; creating another world!
If your vampires sparkle and live in a forest...dear, that's a FAIRY.
A great hero makes the story interesting, but a great villain makes it legend.
I support royals who actually DO something.
I give my OC's their own theme songs.
Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi.
My characters have no respect for their creator.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away...if you throw it hard enough.
Characters should wear PRACTICAL outfits! Function is more important than fashion, people.
I'm a gamer and I have a life! In fact, I have 52 lives, and for every 100 coins I collect...I get another one!
Keep your friends close, keep your enemies tied up with fishing wire in the basement.
Character building is an art.
I live in my own little world...but that's okay, they know me here.
No one ever said that I'm a human.
I always reply to the reviews I get...if you didn't post the review as a Guest, that is.
A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered drawer.
It'd be weird if I DIDN'T hear voices.
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
I survived Order 66.
Clones are people too!
I have a passion for telling stories.
Left-handed Link or right-handed Link...why does it matter? Ambidextrous Link rules!
Yeah, I'm short; it's not my fault that gravity prefers me.
I support some characters being SINGLE!
I am a member of Assassins Inc. We aim to please.
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
I support fanfics that have the characters sticking to their original personalty or as close to it as possible. Stop mutilating characters!
I love both old and new game consoles.
I hold politically incorrect beliefs.
Face it, we've all tried to balance the light switch between on and off.
You wouldn't want me to say that YOUR pets are ugly, gross, mean or scary...so why do you say that about my pet snakes?
Sometimes I read fanfics and wonder, "Did you fail in Language Arts?"
There is more to true love than sex and attraction.
Enough with all the "victim" OC's!
I over-analyze stuff.
Dear fanfiction writers...please know about grammar and spelling BEFORE you write a fanfic.
It's okay to write just for fun, but never use that as an excuse to not improve.
Who needs vampires? I have a Time Lord!
I had friends on that Death Star!
Don't steal! ...the government hates competition.
Less porn, more genfic, PLEASE!
I do all my own stunts.
My characters have minds of their own.
Yes, my OC is paired with a canon character...no, that is NOT the only reason my OC exists.
I may not be the best writer in the world, but I still work hard at what I create.
Hate groups are pointless.
I want my own Monstrous Nightmare.
I love ALL animals, not just the pretty ones.
OC stands for "Original Character," not "Obnoxious Copy."
I've always wished that Navi was my traveling partner.
Love is more than just sex.
In my opinion, Sheik is NOT Zelda.
True writers write for FUN, not FAME.
Why is the game called the Legend of ZELDA, if the main character is named LINK?
"Powerful" does not automatically mean "Mary-Sue!"
"Immortality" does not mean "Mary-Sue."
Aliit ori'shya tal'din.
There should be a huge Timeshift stone somewhere; I want one.
My characters are my best friends; don't steal them!
I support looooooooong, detailed reviews!
I have too many projects!
Why lie? It's just another thing you'll have to remember.
If you think you know everything about it, you know nothing.
If you ask for an honest opinion, don't get upset if I give you one.
Why do I come up with all my best ideas at 1:00am?
I don't write to appeal to the masses.
You hate me? Yeah, have fun with that.
I speak in tropes.
From here on out, I'm going to be answering a lot of FAQs. That means questions that I get asked a lot by my readers/reviewers; these are the questions, along with the exact answers that I have given people before.
WHAT FANDOMS DO YOU WRITE FOR?
I dearly love the Legend of Zelda, Person of Interest, and Metroid. I did publish a Slender oneshot, a How To Train Your Dragon oneshot. I also have a lot of stories that have yet to be posted, such as stories for Metroid, How To Train Your Dragon, and Star Wars.
The fandoms I love come and go as my 'most favorite' in phases, but the Legend of Zelda remains consistently the one I write the most about. There is a small chance that I might *someday* write something for Doctor Who, but it won't be anytime soon, unfortunately.
WHAT DOES YOUR USERNAME MEAN? HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH IT?
My username is Brazilian Portuguese, and, roughly translated, means 'Sky Soldier.' I originally came up with it as the name for a character in a novel of mine, and later on decided to use the name here.
WHAT ARE THOSE FOREIGN WORDS IN SOME OF YOUR STORIES? I CAN NEVER FIND THEM ON GOOGLE TRANSLATE OR OTHER SEARCH/TRANSLATOR ENGINES!
I have a few original languages that I invented out of my own imagination; obviously, none of them would be on Google Translate or anything similar. Only one of them appears in my fanfictions, and it is called Shaekar; I put a glossary at the end of each chapter where this foreign languages appears, with a translation, so that you don't have to be confused. Take the time to read the glossaries, please. Shaekar is also strictly for my Legend of Zelda series, so, no, it won't be appearing in my non-LoZ stories. I'll also have random words in Gerudo or Zora languages, but again, these are completely made-up.
DO YOU MIND IF I PM YOU JUST TO TALK OR ASK ABOUT ONE OF YOUR STORIES?
If you're bored and want to talk, then go right ahead. :o) Don't worry, I'm friendly; I don't bite. Feel free to talk to me if you want.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL?
Pretty much all snakes, but boa constrictors are my absolute favorite.
WHILE WE'RE ON THIS SUBJECT, HOW MANY ANIMALS DO YOU HAVE?
Personally, I have one cat, 20 snakes, nine lizards, one betta fish, and a turtle. XD
HOW OFTEN DO YOU UPDATE YOUR FANFICTIONS?
Well, I don't have specific days that I update on like some writers I know of. That aside, I tend to write a lot throughout the week, and because of how fast I can write, I might have two or three chapters finished in one day. Or, if inspiration is slow for me (or I'm too insanely busy to write), it might take me a month to finish one chapter. So, if you have found a story of mine that you like, but it isn't complete yet, then wait patiently. Trust me, I always finish what I've started, but sometimes it may take me a while to do so.
Occasionally, I'll put one of my stories on hold, but I plan on finishing it someday. I never trash a story unless it is actually deserving of the title 'trash.' If you have found a story that I put on hold, then know this: I will finish it. I just have more pressing matters to do first.
WHAT WRITING PROJECT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
I am working on my AU Redemption Series, revamping and reworking the ones that have already been published, and writing the ones that haven't been published yet. It's a pretty massive undertaking (there are 13 stories in the series, not including the oneshots!), but I'm confident that it will go along smoothly. Right now, the only one of my stories that is being updated regularly is Book 1, Forbidden.
IS DRAGON SWORD ABOUT LINK OR THE GUARD?
It's actually about both of them; the guard, Tannin Starflare, is the protagonist, and Link is the deuteragonist. They both get pretty much an even amount of "screen time," and both of them are incredibly important and central to the story itself.
SO, WHAT'S WITH THE NUMBERS IN FRONT OF THE TITLES OF YOUR LOZ STORIES?
Nearly all of the Legend of Zelda stories I write are actually part of a large series; the numbers tell you which book in the series it is. For instance, take 4: Dragon Sword. It's the first book in the "Old Hyrule Saga," but it's the fourth book chronologically in the Redemption Series. And 11: The Smallest Light. It's the fourth book in the "New Hyrule Hexalogy," but it's the eleventh book in the entire series. And so on and so forth. The numbers are mainly for my benefit, to help me keep track of when each story takes place, so that I can avoid writing in major spoilers that would ruin future books for you.
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