Author has written 3 stories for Guilty Gear, and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Hey. Casino Nights here. I am a fanfic writer (obviously) who has too many ideas, so I'm finding it hard to write a story as a new idea for a different story will pop up while I'm expanding on one idea. Ah well.
Current Stories/Story Ideas: Holy Orders, Tribal Resurgence, Stolen Life, about 2 other Sonic fics and a Street Fighter fic
I'm now a co-author! Hopefully this will give me the experience I will need for writing my own fanfic!
I've started writing my own fanfic! It's called 'Holy Orders' and it's a Guilty Gear crack-fic, being written by me and an author called Says Emily, who wrote the first chapter and a little of the second. It's about the characters trying to run opposing restaurants- what crazy stuff will happen? Read and find out!
I'm writing something else... But I'm keeping it a secret at the moment (Partly due to flames and such). More info will appear later when I'm ready to show it.
Yup, I've just started to write my own Sonic fanfic, called 'Tribal Resurgence'. Give it a read if you're interested.
I've been editing a few of my Tribal Resurgence chapters to clear a few things up and to make them longer and more detailed so that events that occur later on in the story will make sense. Chapter 6 is on the way but will probably not meet the Sunday ideal update time because I've been trying to make that a lot longer too. Hell, I haven't finished writing the basic overview of what will happen in the chapter and it's already almost 400 words long...
I've just finished the brief of a new fanfic I'm writing- the first chapter should be up soon. :D
EDIT: It's just been uploaded, a Sonic fanfic called Stolen Life.
I just released the fourth chapter of that. I'm losing motivation for it, though... :( IDK why. I'm just stuck, and the writer's block isn't helping either.
Has it really been this long since I last updated this? Well, at long last the ninth chapter of Stolen Life should be out soon! :D
The ninth chapter of Stolen Life is now up, and writing of the tenth is now underway! :D
Stuff About Me
Age: Too old for this site...
I made my first fanfic when I was 10 (A 1,500 word crack-fic about Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games), and I sort of became addicted to reading and writing them after that.
I can play 3 musical instruments, the keyboard, the piano and the drums. I learn how to play piano music mostly by ear, and I only really play songs from video games. I can play:
Mario: Super Mario Bros. theme, the SMB underwater theme, the Starman theme, and the theme that plays when you rescue Peach in Super Mario Bros. 1.
Sonic: Green Hill Zone, Metropolis Zone, Ice Cap Zone, Starlight Zone, the Slot Machine Bonus Stage theme from Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Dreams of an Absolution, the SatAM theme tune (if that counts as a VG one)
EarthBound/Mother: The Drug Store theme, Pollyanna, the Mother 1 title theme, the House theme from Mother 1, the Hippie Battle theme, the Eight Melodies from Mother 1, Smiles and Tears from EarthBound, Yucca Desert from Mother 1, Snowman from Mother 1, Wisdom of the World (The castle theme in Mother 1), the Magicant theme from Mother 1, the Onett theme from EarthBound, the Mother 3 naming screen theme, and Fate (A battle theme in Mother 3). As you can probably tell from this, I love the Mother trilogy.
Other/Non videogame-related songs: Song of Storms (From Zelda: Ocarina of Time), Tetris, The Half-Life 2 Suit Song, 'Still Alive' from Portal, 'Still' by Ben Folds, Vega and Cammy's themes from Street Fighter 2, Blackadder's theme, Mad World (The song), The Pirates of the Caribbean theme, The Ghostbusters theme, the Mortal Kombat movie theme (I don't like the film that much, but the music's awesome), the Pokemon TV show theme (the first and best one) and the Angry Video Game Nerd theme song.
I'm learning how to play Ky Kiske's, Baiken's, and Dizzy's themes (From Guilty Gear) and the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Credits theme at the moment.
My Top 10 Favourite Movies:
1) Shaun of the Dead
2) Pirates of the Caribbean
3) Pulp Fiction
4) Kill Bill
5) Terminator 2
6) Men in Black
7) Back to the Future
9) Be Kind Rewind
My Top 5 Favourite Animated films:
2) Ice Age
3) Lilo and Stitch
4) Monsters Inc.
5) Wreck-it Ralph
My Top 10 Favourite Games:
1) Street Fighter III: Third Strike, PS3
2) Half-Life 2, PC
3) Team Fortress 2, PC
4) Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Wii
5) Half-Life 2 Deathmatch, PC
6) Street Fighter Alpha 3, PS1
7) Mortal Kombat Trilogy, N64
8) Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii
9) Garry's Mod, PC
10) Zoo Tycoon, PC
My Top 10 Video Game Soundtracks (The games with the best soundtrack, in my opinion):
1) Mother 3, GBA
2) Super Street Fighter II Turbo, SNES/PS1
3) Guilty Gear, PS1
4) Sonic 2, Mega Drive/Genesis
5) Street Fighter Alpha 3, PS1
6) Mother, Famicom
7) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, N64/3DS
8) Mario Kart DS, DS
9) Super Mario Galaxy, Wii
10) Animal Crossing: Wild World, DS
I'd put SSBB on the list, but most of its musical compositions are from other games
My favourite Video Game quotes:
"And I'm takin' you down, I'm taking you down, I'm takin' you out, I'm taking you out an' I'm takin' you out... for dinner!"- Johnny Cage, Mortal Kombat (PS3/360)
"Don't make me laugh." Shao Kahn, MK Trilogy (N64)
"Here lies Scout. He ran fast, and died a virgin."- The Spy, Team Fortress 2 (PC)
"Ooh, they're gonna have to glue you back together... IN HELL!" The Demoman, Team Fortress 2
"Duster! Don't look now!... It's not like I'm going to stick my butt out or anything."- Wess, Mother 3 (GBA)
"The Hippie took out a megaphone! "Your mother is calling for you!" And Ninten believed it!"-Mother (Famicom)
"You are... BIG fool." Gen, Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PS1)
"Profound... Sadness..." Guy, Super Street Fighter 4 (3DS)
Everything the announcer says in Street Fighter Alpha 3
"The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world." Gman, Half-Life 2 (PC)
My Favourite Movie Quotes:
"Call me an asshole... one more time."- Hancock
(A zombie barges in) "ARGH! Oh God... he's got an arm off!"- Shaun, Shaun Of the Dead
"But why is the rum gone?"- Pirates of the Caribbean
"I have a jar of dirrrt, and guess what's insiiide it!" Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean; World's End
My Favourite Guilty Gear Characters:
4. Dr. Baldhead/Faust
My Favourite Street Fighter 1 Characters:
My Favourite Street Fighter II Characters:
1. Fei Long
2. Dee Jay
3. M. Bison
My Favourite Street Fighter III Characters:
My Favourite Final Fight Characters:
My Favourite Mortal Kombat Characters:
2. Kung Lao
The Top 10 Videogame Characters I Hate The Most- In No Particular Order
1. Princess Elise- For being a stupid plot device, and spawning many a creepy human self-insert Sonic fic (Sonic 2006)
2. Ashley- For being annoying and a borderline-sexist female stereotype (Resident Evil 4)
3. Ryo- For being an obvious Ryu/ Ken clone (Art of Fighting)
4. The G Man- What does this guy want?!? (Half-Life)
5. Stryker- For being the most out-of-place fighter in MK history (Mortal Kombat 3/Trilogy)
6. Gill- For being an OP nightmare (Street Fighter III)
7. Justice- See above (Guilty Gear)
8. FPS newbies- For being on my team (TF2, Counter-Strike etc.)
9. Porky- You monster... (Mother 3)
10. Amy Rose- Do I really have to explain why? (Sonic franchise)
I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.
I HAVE STRAIGHT A'S, so I MUST have no social life. (Well, erm, about that... XD)
I like FIRE so I must be an arsonist. (Well, it helps to keep me warm so why would I hate it?)
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
Opening Credits: Unnatural Selection- Muse / Evil Woman- Black Sabbath
Waking Up: Time Is Running Out- Muse / Biding My Time- The Travelling Band
First Day of School: All Alone- Gorillaz (How fitting, LOL) / In Slave's Glory- Guilty Gear
Falling In Love: May Humps- Game Grumps Remix / Electric Funeral- Black Sabbath
Fight Song: Angel Island Zone Act 2- Sonic 3 / Elena's Stage (Beats in My Head)- Street Fighter III Third Strike
Breaking Up: Windy- Conker's Bad Fur Day / Akuma's Stage (Feel the Cool)- Street Fighter Alpha 3
Prom Night: Nova Baby- The Black Keys / Lava Reef Zone- Sonic and Knuckles
Life: Sing For Absolution- Muse / The Final Countdown- Europe
Mental Breakdown: Double Bass- Gorillaz / The Gonk- Shaun of the Dead
Driving: Boss Theme- Super Mario Bros. 2 / Feel Good Inc.- Gorillaz
Flashback: Arin's Moans, Jon's Screams- Game Grumps Remix / White Light- Gorillaz
Getting Back Together: Howlin' For You- The Black Keys / Opening Title- F-Zero X
Wedding: The Crystal Ship- The Doors / Assassin- Muse
Birth of a Child: Theme of Ryu- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom / Just A Thought- Gnarls Barkley
Final Battle: Chemical Plant Zone- Sonic 2 / Character Select Screen- Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Funeral Song: Ice Cap Zone Act 2- Sonic 3 / Diamond Flighted Arrow- The Travelling Band
Final Credits: Ending Theme- Super Mario Bros. 2 (That was lucky...) / The Attic's a Dungeon?!?- Mother 3
- That went better than expected, and some of them are pretty funny.
My Australian twin-and-a-half, Arctic Knight- The brother I never had
Matigers! This author I met through Hande's forum, and he's pretty nice. He shares the same videogame interests as me (that is- one interest- Street Fighter!) and we have online matches sometimes. Check out his fanfictions for an interesting read.
Spectacular Super Nova! This girl is really nice, and is a good author to RP with. I first saw her OCs alongside mine in one of Hande's fanfics, and then when I joined his forum I saw her posts and I thought, 'Have I heard of her before?'. Yes, I had, and we talk all the time now. I didn't want to number my Awesome People list, but you're near the top, Nova.
Unknown Legacy! Another author I met via Hande's forum. A good member to RP with and he has some of the most original OCs I've seen.
Flynt Flossy TKZ! Jermaine, or TKZ, is awesome. We both currently manage a forum post 'tuition' topic, and are doing it pretty well at the moment. He was the first person I met here and then talked to outside of FF dot net, and we get along really well. He also has a pretty good RPing forum- but it's secret, so I can't tell you any more. Nah, here's the link to it: http://www.fanfiction.net/forum/Secret-Society/119037/
56th Reg. Pvt. Epps Hande! Hande, without your forum I would have never met most of these awesome people. Thanks for sharing it on your profile! I first met/knew about Hande when I submitted Alex the Hedgehog to his first Left 4 Dead fanfiction in August of last year (Man, it's been a year already?). Unfortunately, the fic got abandoned due to an OC overload, and I began to forget about it over time. However, I got a PM from him earlier this year about restarting the L4D fic. I sent him my OC instantly and found his forum not long after. He mainly writes about his OC Levinski's adventures with the Sonic crew and other author's OCs. Definitely look at his list of fanfictions and give them a read!
PerkysAdventures! Thanks for giving me my first real fic-writing experience!
Swiftshadow123! The only fellow Brit I've met on this site so far (Woo!), and she has some interesting OCs, including Tachi, who has become kind of like a rival to Alex in Hande's Left 4 Dead fics. She also does RP with me.
Scourge's number one stalker!
Beat the Fox!
Beverly the Catgirl!
Epsilon Team Sgt. Mike!
Neko Hoshi Hime Okami!
This list could go on forever... Basically, everyone on Sonic OC Roleplay Station, Secret Society, and all the other awesome authors I've met through different means.
Secret Society OCs-
Name [First and Last: Michael Dane
Age [Between 14-30: 22
Weight: 9 Stone
Appearance: Michael has shortish brown hair, and has grey eyes. He has a very slightly muscular frame, so slightly that it's barely noticeable. He normally wears a black sweater over a long-sleeved shirt, and jeans with black boots. He also wears a shining silver necklace with a small strange red orb inside the pendant.
Personality: He is very mysterious, and doesn't give much of his personal life away to others, as his state of mind won't allow it. He will always be the sort of person to engage in a gripping conversation, only to turn the tables on them and press them for information. When he cannot find any, then he resorts to using his necklace.
Likes: People who give in to him, drinking wine
Dislikes: People who disobey his commands, the government
Biography: Michael was an ordinary man, with a small-paying job and a family. However, he was sent a parcel anonymously on a random day... although the parcel had no address, he opened it and found the necklace. Slowly but surely, the more he wore the necklace the less he was in control of himself, and the mysterious evil force inside the pendant on it eventually took over his body completely. At first, he went completely insane because of the raw power the necklace was giving him, which left him to have killed his family against his will. After a while though, he calmed down as the spirit replaced all of his thoughts and memories... Unleashing the evil within him. When he came across the members of the Secret Society, he decided to stick with them to see whether they would be worthy carriers of the mysterious force as well, to possess them one by one and gain a small army of his own.
Other [Sexuality, Health, Et cetera: He's straight, and has a varying health, just like anyone else. At the moment, though, he's healthy.
Power(s): In his possessed state, Michael can hypnotize others by tapping the orb on his necklace three times, and saying what he wants the person to do. As he does this, his eyes turn a deep red colour. The victims most often can't remember what they were told to do afterwards. When they have completed the task, if it is a dangerous one, he kills them by snapping their neck as to make sure that even if they were aware of what they were doing, they wouldn't be able to tell anyone.
League [Justice, Neutral, or Evil: Evil. He only sticks around with the other Secret Society members for company, and information regarding the things he wants to find out about.
Name [First and Last: Lucas Ashfeld
Age [Between 14-30: 21
Appearance: Lucas has shortish jet-black hair and blue eyes. He has a slight muscular build, and he usually wears a T-shirt with worn jeans and a pair of brown lace-up shoes. Normally, he doesn't wear anything other than those things.
Personality: Lucas is generally light-hearted and attempts to be kind towards all people he meets. (Unless he knows they're evil, where he can become quite harsh...) This means that he is able to make friends very quickly if needs be. He is also known to be helpful in situations where others may struggle coping in.
Likes: Meeting new people, playing sports
Dislikes: The government, being in danger of something bad happening to him or others around him, alcohol
Biography: Lucas grew up in a quite small house with his family, and as their income wasn't too great, he was forced to move out of the home to find a job. While job-searching, he came across a very... interesting offer for a seemingly normal desk job. It stated that the person applying must have knowledge covering a wide range of topics, including... mimicry? In reality, he had to work around a very tight schedule by pretending to be other people in order to gain criminal's trusts so he can turn them in for arrest. However, it was very well-paid and eventually he was able to afford a place of his own and continue to send money to his family's home as well. After doing that for a while, the authorities began to catch up with him, deeming his work to be, ironically, 'untrustworthy'. They thought that because he was so well-trained in the art of fakery, if he turned against them they wouldn't be able to tell until it was too late.
Other [Sexuality, Health, Et cetera: He is straight, and generally healthy. He has no allergies that he knows of.
As I haven't actually written a full fic yet, I can only state which stories my OCs have starred in: (M for a main character, S for a supporting character)
Alexis Miantra (Alex/Lexi the Hedgehog)- 'OCs Survival on the Killing Floor' (M), 'Left 4 Dead, Survival in a Zombie Apocalypse' (M) and its remake 'We're Left 4 Dead in Mobius' (M) by 56th Reg. Pvt. Levinski Prower (as one of the survivors), 'Vampire Bites' (M) by 4everLucky18, 'The New Recruits' (M) by Gnat1, and 'The Return of Charles' (S) by Charles Killmor (as an old friend of Charles and Chakra). She also made a very brief cameo in 'Sonic Generations Release Party' by SonicAmyTailsFan.
Kristoff Fox- 'Sonic Generations Release Party' by SonicAmyTailsFan. (S)
Chakra the Echidna- 'Sonic Adventure 3- The Rise Of Blackheart' (M) by Saix1234 (as one of the four OCs who would aid Sonic and his friends in the fight against Blackheart),'The Return of Charles' (M) by Charles Killmor (as a member of Team Omega), 'Missing' (M) by signature style red, 'Sonic Kids: High School' (M) by Phantomask (As the middle child of Knuckles and Rouge), 'Perky and Friends: High School' (M) by PerkyTommy, and 'Sonic and Friends at Elemental High' by The PKMN Ranger.
Scrapped Ideas and Interesting Facts
A Sonic/F-Zero crossover fic
First plans- February 2010
Actual Start Date- Late February 2010
This one never even made it to a computer!
CHAKRA (I, II, III, IV, and V)
First plans- Summer 2011 to August 2012
Actual start date- December 2011
I worked on these fics for ages, before realising as I got older that they were way too generic and followed many cliches. I tried to reboot them, but that only made things worse and so I eventually scrapped them all. They would have involved a very generic OC on Angel Island falling in love with Tikal just before he was to be executed for having dangerous powers. He escaped, meeting Sonic and Knuckles in the process before going his own way on Mobius below, meeting many other generic OCs along the way to get revenge on his former clan and stop Dr. Eggman's plans at the same time. Can you tell why I scrapped them?
First plans- Late September 2012
Actual start date- Early October 2012
A crack-fic starring the likes of Dizzy and Ky Kiske from Guilty Gear as they try to run competing restaurants across the street from one another. Chapter 4 pending...
First plans- November 2012 (Nine chapters planned)
Actual start date- November 2012
Another OC fic that was supposed to run in conjunction with an OC roleplay I was doing at the time, explaining certain characters' backstories. This was scrapped because the character had changed too much during the RP and I couldn't keep it consistent with the new storylines developing in the end. Also, there would have been little, if any, official Sonic characters in it which wouldn't make it eligible to put on this site in general. A shame, because if I were to go through with it it would have been my longest and most detailed fanfic so far.
First plans- October 2012
Actual start date- Late January/ Early February 2013
-It was originally planned to be OC-centered
-It was going to be called 'Esteban' in the plans for a long time (It's still the saved Word file name for the fic)
-The characters were originally planned to swear a lot
First Plans- Late April 2013
Actual Start Date- 21st April 2013 to 1st March 2014, 1st March 2015-
-The way Sonic first met Amy in the original draft was much darker. So dark I thought that it would be a pretty bad idea to make such light-hearted characters do that, no matter how different the overall setting is... Sonic was originally supposed to stalk her and literally just turn her against her will, and just expect her to cope with it. Yeah... That was changed pretty quickly.
-A lot of the more minor characters in the fic were random citizens of Empire City that I had made up on the spot in the original draft. For example, Jet and Storm, truck drivers in the final fic, were the replacements of a tiger named Jiah and a rabbit named Rynt. They were changed in order to challenge myself- How many official characters could I fit into the fic before I completed it? Wesley is an exception because I was unsure of who would fit the role of the Italian restaurant manager (Don't say Vector!). The names didn't go to waste though- I re-used them in the Sonic OC Roleplay Station.
In one of my first ideas for a fanfiction, Chakra, Alexis, Kristoff and Track were originally going to be in a band called 'The Casino Nights', which is where my pen name comes from. Unfortunately, I thought the idea wasn't too original and thought people were going to flame me for it (but this wasn't the only reason why I got rid of it), so the band idea, along with the early plot for the fic and some characters, was scrapped. I liked the name though, so it stayed. Chakra was originally called Chase, but I decided to change his name for that reason. The character development has changed a lot too.
For example, Alexis Miantra was originally a really bubbly, light-hearted girl, but I changed her personality to a much darker one. This was to eliminate all possible complaints that my OC was a recolour of Amy Rose, and I didn't feel that I could develop a character like that very well, as I knew then and I know now that there are a load of Hedgehog girl OCs with that type of personality on this site. Funnily enough, in the very early stages of her character development, she was intended to be related to Amy Rose. Kristoff Fox was originally supposed to be a crazy electric guitarist, but when I scrapped the band, I had to change his personality too. After that idea had gone, Kristoff and Track were also intended to have grown up with Tails, before he was found by Sonic. But, as I added more OCs and developed the plots more, that idea was slowly phased out. Chakra and Track's personalities remain largely unchanged, but Chakra's backstory was changed dramatically.
Ana was originally named Eleanor, and Alex was originally called Esme before the character of Esme was formed. I thought the name suited the newer character better and named her Alex instead.
Michael was going to be able to have full control of his actions, free of the spirit so that he remembers everything, for just one day of the year.