Author has written 17 stories for Danny Phantom, Harry Potter, and Ben 10.
BOOK 6, ALBUS POTTER AND THE CHAOS CONTAGION, IS COMPLETE. Book 7 is to be concluded by the end of the year!!
I just did a profile purge and deleted most of the stuff that was here, since most of it has since become irrelevant. Probably the only thing that people might be upset about my deleting would be the character blurbs for the characters in the Albus Potter series, but those were way out-of-date anyway. I may make a briefer version of the character blurbs, or a character map showing everyone's relations, but my main focus right now is on finishing the series and I don't want to distract myself from that.
I've had a few people ask if The Dark Revival is dead. No, it's not! It's just taking a backseat to the Albus Potter books. I'm kind of regretting starting it now instead of waiting until the series was done, but I'm thinking the whole Albus series is actually going to be finished up very soon... by the end of the year, in fact! So the Dark Revival will begin uploading again as soon as that's done, and I'll upload a lot and often to make up for the time.
Current works include a completed ten episodes of Danny Phantom, with which I am beyond happy, and five chapters of a Ben 10/Danny Phantom crossover, which I may or may not continue. (Feedback will have an effect on this.) I also have several one-shots on my series and more will be coming.
Future projects may include a situation in the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe where Aang is actually killed in Ba Sing Se in the end of the second season, and his friends must carry on without him. I've had a fair few ideas for that, so it may happen sometime soon (but it will not interrupt my current project, it would come between books if at all.) I also love the Legend of Korra, as you may or may not have gathered from my profile picture, so there may be some stuff about that soon. Other things that might start appearing when I'm done with the Albus Potter series, or may become one-shots in my free time: Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Percy Jackson, Wheel of Time.
I named my profile after an original character I introduced into the Danny Phantom world, with "Phantom" after it, but my actual name isn't Noah. It's Cody.
Also, I read everything that anyone writes in the comments, at least three times each, and I take it all to heart. I really appreciate the constructive criticism. That's why I'm here--to practice my writing while I have a little fun and share it. So if you have anything you think I could improve on, please speak up! Don't let any advice go unsaid. It can only help.
I've had some questions regarding my beliefs, so here are my personal "higher power" beliefs: I don't care what anyone else believes, as long as those beliefs aren't harmful to others.
When I first wrote this profile, I said that I'd be happy to receive ideas or suggestions on collaborations. I still would, but I probably won't be able to budget much time, considering my Albus project. You can still PM me though and I'd see what I could do!
So... Hope everyone enjoys my stuff!
In Andy's and my Albus Potter universe, we decided to introduce the concepts of two wands (Diwandology). We also decided to further the concepts of wandless magic that JK sometimes hinted at. There were inherent problems in this, though. The first was that if using two wands made you a more powerful duelist, why doesn't everyone learn to use two wands? That could possibly be explained by "it's hard to concentrate on two wands at once," but no matter how difficult it was, you still would see it more often, because there are a lot of people willing to try difficult things and there are a lot of people who SUCCEED at difficult things. The next problem was that if there was someone who mastered two wands, they would appear to be unbeatable. How could we give a weakness to the use of two wands? And the last problem was that wandless magic appears to be possible, but it's extremely difficult and thus not usually taught. Why?
Andy came up with something he had always imagined was in the works of the original series, but never explicitly explained--just accepted that, like physical combat, magical combat could tire you out. This concept was given the name "Kinesis," meaning in a sense "energy."
Kinesis is, in the dictionary definition we constructed, "the potency factor of the manifestation of a spell." What this means is that Kinesis is the name given to the energy jets you see blasting out of people's wands when they use Expelliarmus or Stupefy or Avada Kedavra. It is the energy of the spell made physical. You have in your body a natural "Kinesis level," which is the source of the magical energy--AND the normal energy--in your body. You can use this energy to use magic, just like you can use it to exercise or think or fight off sickness. But if you do too much magic, your Kinesis level decreases. You get tired. Just like you can't run too much without getting tired. And if you ran too much, you would probably also be too tired to use magic a bunch. However, it is a different muscle, so you may still be able to do some magic: like doing a bunch of push-ups may tire you out of being able to do too many push-ups, but you might still be able to do some sit-ups because it uses different muscles. This is also why the seventh years' Wizarding Tests are "Nastily Exhausting." Practicing magic increases your Kinesis level, though, just like you can run a little farther every day.
Wands come in because it is extremely difficult to channel your Kinesis outside of your body without help from some sort of magical instrument. There is a factor called Resistance. Just like going through water will slow you down, you can't send the magic outside of your body so easily. Wands are used because they provide a channel through which we can more easily send our magic; it's like how wearing fins in water eases your movement more. It decreases Resistance, because the wand chooses a wizard and they share an emotional bond. Without that bond, it will be much harder to perform simple spells, which is why Harry's usage of the blackthorn wand was less than successful. Sharing two wands means you share the bond, so it is actually more difficult to perform spells when you are using two wands, but these effects usually do not occur unless you are using them concurrently--holding both and using both, as you might do during a duel. Now, wands are matured--that is, put through a final stage of development which has been proven to decrease Resistance even further--making modern wandlore better. The extra decrease of Resistance has become extraordinarily important, because it is all that was needed to give double wands a more widespread usage. Before this point, it was difficult to use two wands because Resistance actually increases when you own two wands. Now, though, that increase in Resistance has been somewhat diminished because wands are better, and so owning two wands has become more commonplace.
Wandless magic, on the other hand, does not have the benefit of decreased Resistance, and so it takes a lot more energy to manifest the spell, which drains your Kinesis level faster. That is why wandless magic is so difficult. The way to minimize Resistance to its lowest possible effects is to use a single wand, and that is why the common method is only one.
Hope that cleared up the ambiguous concept of Kinesis. It took a while to develop this concept fully, and so I doubt it will automatically click for you guys. But if anything else becomes important, or something I've already said becomes crucial, I will restate it in a chapter and try to make it as clear as possible so that you don't miss any important details. Thanks for reading!
Q&A: The Dark Revival
Here is where you will find the questions and answers from the most recent few chapters of The Dark Revival. If it's too much of a spoiler, I won't answer it, of course. If you think I've missed your question, PM me and I'll post it (if I can answer it). If a question is asked and I take down the response before you get a chance to see it, PM me and I'll tell you what the answer was.
-Dark Revival is temporarily on hiatus. Uploads (and Q&A) will resume by the end of the year.