Author has written 37 stories for Batman, Awake, and Kuroshitsuji.
Author's Note by the eponymous Mr. D
I am an Englishman currently employed by the British Army. I have always enjoyed writing stories and, although the work showcased on this site will predominantly be Batman orientated, I have several dozen stories based on other popular works in all forms of media.
One of my lifelong ambitions is to become a published author and celebrated for my characters and works of fiction. By first publishing my work here, I am already taking first steps to achieving that goal.
Even though I do not explicitly mention it in my works, I appreciate reviews of any kind as it is constructive criticism, not wild praise that improves an author's writing ability. I am only 27 after all and have much to learn. I am particularly sensitive about grammatical accuracy and would greatly appreciate any reader's input in correcting minor mistakes for my own piece of mind.
Due to the nature of my job, I cannot disclose many more details about my personal life due to security. I will say however, that my favourite books are Catcher in the Rye by Salinger and Lord of the Flies by Golding, a man whose glittering literary and teaching career I wish to emulate in later life.
Since I began writing as an eight-year-old, I have amassed a catalogue of well over 10,000 stories of varying length and the majority dealing exclusively with characters and settings of my own creation. They are all stored on my laptop hard drive, with a back-up of all the files located in a safe place.
My final point pertains to support of you readers who take the time to read and review my work: I am forever grateful for your patronage. I do not thank you, my fellow story enthusiasts and writers very often even though as one myself I ought to. So I will take this opportunity to acknowledge your readership and offer thanks from the bottom of my heart. Without you kind people reading my stories, I would never know if what I penned was awful or good, insightful or blunt in its tone, grammar, delivery or presentation. This is my passion and it has remained my passion because of your support. So, once again, thank you very much for humouring me.
NEW EDITION: 24/03/15
I will admit to being genuinely stunned. Since I have not written anything new in months, when I glanced at the story stats today, I expected virtually no real numbers to appear. 996? Really? I write nothing new and people still read my stories? February over 1,250. January, over 1300 views? Are they really that good? I open my emails and every week I find new subscribers favoriting my stories, adding me to their Favourite Author's list, reviewing my work and almost begging me to write more? I'm humbled, truly I am.
So I'll make a promise: Endgame, Respite and Forge will get new chapters. I will try to write Chapter 2 of Descent if it kills me. My foray into Black Butler fiction has not discouraged me enough to quit writing more of that. I'm going to try and write some more for you people who value my work highly enough to keep me flirting with the idea of returning to write on this site full-time. I won't because I have an English Language and Literature degree to conquer and ridiculously busy job to keep my head above water in, but I appreciate the requests.
Here we go again...
NEW EDITION: 14/02/16
Here's how this'll work: I'm going to update and complete the following stories at some point this year: Descent, Luke, Respite, Alois and Claude and Ciel and Sebastian, His Butler, New World.
I'm going to update the following stories sporadically throughout the year: Moving Forward, Brick, Tim, Drunk, Puberty and Comfort.
Everything else is fluid. You have suggestions on what you'd like me to do, private message me and I'll consider creating stories based on your ideas. I have thus far archived 575,000 words on this site. I will quit when I reach 1,000,000. By that logic, there's still at least four more years worth of publishing to be done on this site.
One additional comment to make is that I like reviews of my work, even if they echo things that people have already said. If you read my work but don't feel you have anything to contribute by voicing your opinions, think again. Everybody's opinion is different and everybody's opinion matters. With them the world would be a very dull place. So if you like a story, a chapter or a character of mine, please say so. Nobody's wrong. Just review it. Any opinion is better than silence.