Author has written 4 stories for Saints Row, and Dishonored.
I'm MDGeistMD02. That's not my real name, but ya know...
I like fanfiction (good ones anyway) and I like Saints Row and Dishonored (two of the best game worlds out there).
Jan 10, 2012
I finally started publishing my first story - Woo-Hoo! Thanks to everyone who helped me, and told me to go for it.
August 31, 2013 (update)
Trying my hand at first person writing in a fic (A Dishonored based fic centering on a young aristocrat turned Assassin). Ugh! Call it a test of my skills. We'll see how it goes...
July 27, 2014
Added a one-shot story featuring some of the characters from Being a Saint. My first completed story. Yay! Go me!
February 1, 2015
Started another Dishonored fic entitled Favors... this time from third person. Lo and behold, its OC-driven as well... -chuckles-
About my Stories:
I tend to take a different approach to writing my stories. While most fanfiction stories revolve around the primary characters of the game/comic/cartoon/etc written, albeit from the author's point of view, I prefer to deal with the secondary or even tertiary characters and tell their stories. (Please understand that I have no problem with other people's versions of these characters - if I did, I wouldn't be here.)
For example, in my Saints Row story 'Being a Saint' the tale is told from the point of view of the regular no-name Saints (although I do name them in my stories), not the Boss or Johnny Gat or even Pierce. I try to let the original story canon stand, but I add details that some people wouldn't necessarily think about (like what's going on with all those Saints when they're not hanging out at the crib).
Its all in the details
I go really in-depth with some of my backgrounds for characters. Sometimes this causes a story to stall or slow down and for this I apologize. I usually have a lot to say about the characters and try to work it in without bogging down the story, but it does happen - I'm trying to improve this, however.
Another thing I enjoy writing are conversations. I try to make mine sound like actual people talking and I think I do an okay job at it. I don't like a lot of fanfictions wherein the characters don't seem to communicate well - usually its hard to follow what's being said and by whom. That being said, my characters' conversations tend to take up a good portion of the length of my chapters.
The Stephen King effect
I am not Stephen King, nor do I believe for one instant that I will ever be as good as he. However, there in one aspect of his writing style that people have compared mine with. Stephen King loves to go into great detail about a lot of things - mainly his characters and their backgrounds. I read one story where he literally introduced a character and then in the next page and half told the reader this guy's life story. The paragraph after that, the guy gets killed and is never mentioned again in the story.
I have done this, and will probably do it again. I have a tendency of building up a great amount of detail for a character and then - BOOM! - dude's dead. I was told by certain friends of mine that I shouldn't just wipe out everyone because I could. People get invested in characters and want to see them grow. To this end, I have changed my style to allow characters to continue on and grow.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to PM me. I work a lot, but will try to get back to any and everyone that takes the time to either review my work or send me a PM.
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