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Joined 12-23-11, id: 3558786, Profile Updated: 03-26-15
Author has written 15 stories for Spyro the Dragon, Twilight Zone, Cars, Mork & Mindy, Dragon Ball Z, How to Train Your Dragon, and Rise of the Guardians.

The...1...up...guy: (noun) slang; Term used to describe that guy who always seems to one up your stories, regardless of how full of shit he is.

Name: John

Alias: the1upguy, Dragon Man, Doobie Brother

Physical Characteristics: Oddly, being born and raise in Leonardo, NJ, though I no longer live there. People say I look like Silent Bob from Clerks(Kevin Smith). Could be considered his Doppelganger.


I'm am a 40 year old man living in NJ, trying to teach myself how to write via imagination. Hoping my addiction to writing will help save my life again.

Those of you who have followed me from the start, know this obsession began from a drastic weight loss, and to date I am still a hundred pounds down from where I started. However, a new threat has emerged, and this fight will be harder than just losing a hundred pounds.

A few weeks back, I suffered a minor stroke(T.I.A), and this has scared the hell out of me. I will first start by saying...DON'T SMOKE. If you have started, please stop, and if you've never picked up a cigarette...DON'T F*ING DO IT!

I cannot see anything in focus in my right eye, because a small vessel in that eye has suddenly sealed itself off. Nicotine is the main factor for this and there is nothing I can do to fix the damage I've done.

That being said...I am still alive, and I have been smoke free since...3/15/15.

I will continue to about Spyro and DBZ and other fantasy genres because they are a way to escape the grind that is life to help break an addiction.

Dragons, talking Cars, Super-heroes, or even Harry Potter (if that's your thing) is a distraction from the crap that is going on around us, but what a great distraction. So enjoy what you read or write, because the real world awaits when you click that red X in the upper right corner of the screen

A favor, if you please: I ask you to be patient when you read my first stories, as I was clueless to punctuation, grammar, structure, hell everything that makes a good read. Except the story itself.

As a full time worker and a care giver to a disabled mother, I don't have the extra time to go back and fix what I have done wrong. But in a way, I kinda like seeing what I was only three years ago. It is odd for myself to see the progress made.

I want to give a special thank you to a few people;

NotMarge: my beta reader, my sis, and in my humbled opinion, the actual source of the word inspiration.
Dragonmaster000: you are very helpful when it comes to critiques, and of course, one hell of a writer.
Alec the Dark Angel: good writer, supporter, and fellow Spyro fan
HolyCross9:
another valued supporter and fan of the purple and gold dragon.

Thank you for reading this profile, and I hope you enjoy the stories below

My story 'This Broken Soul' revolves around this video, go check it out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF0FyFFygXQ

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Charles' Raven or Mystique by NotMarge reviews
She was once Raven. She will one day be the powerful Mystique. For now, she's somewhere in between, trying to find her way.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,423 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 12/28/2014 - Raven/Mystique
The Snare of Darkness by DragonMaster000 reviews
The Dragon Realms have survived Nexus's attacks, but now Ragnor's wrath has been awakened. Spyro and his friends will now have to join forces with an unlikely ally in order to survive, and in the process Spyro may be forced to come to terms with a difficult truth: the truth of the purple dragon.
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 277,242 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 3/6 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Spyro, Cynder
A Winter in Wisconsin by NotMarge reviews
Madison, Wisconsin. 1947. Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet of Curiosities has extended its stay a little too long & lost their Tampa spot for the winter. Twenty year old Jimmy Darling & his troupe are about to experience their first winter together. Inspired by Jimmy's story reference in 'Test of Strength'. Drama, humor, & maybe some angst all rolled up into a wintery wonderland.
American Horror Story - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 20,200 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/6 - Published: 11/26/2014 - Jimmy D. - Complete
Just One Moment More by NotMarge reviews
April and Jackson take all the time they are given for their newborn son.
Grey's Anatomy - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,145 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/18 - April K. - Complete
Just People by NotMarge reviews
All Jimmy Darling wanted was for them to be seen as people. Was that really too much to ask? A Jimmy-centric perspective of the show.
American Horror Story - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 29,755 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/10 - Published: 11/10/2014 - Jimmy D. - Complete
One shots and story ideas by JadeRoseStar reviews
A series of one shots and mini arcs of the Guardians, and other characters. I will also be posting one shots of story ideas I have, some of them might even be crossed over with something else, if you wish me to continue them just let me know and I will.
Rise of the Guardians - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 64 - Words: 65,868 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 11/28/2014 - Published: 1/13/2013
By the Whim of the Dragon Man by NotMarge reviews
To Spyro, Cynder, & every fan of the dragon world...I wish to share my pride. A follower, whom I touched with words, now stands by Spyro's side. This poem strong, inspiring, and though it's meant for ME. She speaks of things we all love, & I want the world to see. A poem for that dragon that fills a special part, the one that lies in all us, beating within our hearts. -the1upguy
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 492 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/4/2014 - Complete
Guardians of Childhood: A User Guide and Manual by NotMarge reviews
Congratulations! You have just purchased your very first BUNNY unit. In order to ensure a happy Guardian future with your unit, we have taken the time to create this user-friendly manual.
Rise of the Guardians - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,416 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/8/2014 - Bunnymund - Complete
Promise by joelcoxriley reviews
A dragoness worries about her special needs son as she thinks about her death. The Guardians deem him a lost cause, but she believes her baby is beautiful, and touched by the Ancestors. The others just do not understand why he is beautiful. They do not see what his mother sees.
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,275 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/2/2014 - Published: 2/23/2014 - OC - Complete
Precious Minutes Ticking in the Clock by NotMarge reviews
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day they say. And this fic is like Baby Bear's bed. Not too hard and not too soft.
X-Men: The Movie - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,983 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/24/2014 - Hank/Beast - Complete
Before the Legend: the Story of Solaro by Solaro the watcher reviews
The Third Age of the Dragon Realms - a thousand years before Spyro's time - was an age of peace and prosperity for the Dragon Realms. The Dragon Temple was a reknowned academy for all of Dragonkind, until the first Purple Dragon in living memory turned to darkness. Solaro was one dragon who experienced this event firsthand. This is the story of Solaro, the Watcher...
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,165 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/15/2013 - Published: 6/22/2013 - Malefor/The Dark Master
Fade Away: Before the Legend by GoldenGriffiness reviews
Cynder's egg lies safe with the love of her surrogate parents. Spyro isn't so lucky. Damned by Ignitus' moment of weakness, he is left in the shackles of an army set on seeing him only as a tool of cold-blooded murder. Awaiting an unknown fate in the arms of the only mother he will ever know, they are left to seek comfort only from each other... And the most unlikely source of all.
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 39 - Words: 5,238 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/1/2013 - Published: 8/1/2013 - Spyro, Gaul - Complete
The Adventures of Alec and Spyro book 1 by Alec the Dark Angel reviews
A teen named Alec had built a portal that led into a videogame's world...the Spyro universe. He befriends Spyro and Cynder. But he longs to return home...But can he? (This is Book 1 of a series.)
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,806 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 4/21/2013 - Published: 7/13/2010 - Spyro, Cynder, Malefor/The Dark Master, OC - Complete
The Broken Line by DragonMaster000 reviews
Spyro and Cynder thought that it was over with Malefor's defeat. They thought wrong. As dragon-kind tries to rebuild following the war, a new threat emerges, one that is more connected to Spyro than anyone could ever imagine.
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 35 - Words: 399,854 - Reviews: 378 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 3/25/2012 - Published: 10/24/2011 - Spyro, Cynder - Complete
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Life of the Party reviews
What gift can you get for the woman that has everything? When Bulma turns forty, she decides to make sure she receives this gift by inviting the only one who can provide it. *SPOILER ALERT* follows the newest movie 'Battle of The Gods' and the coolest antagonist in the history of DBZ, Lord Beerus. (NO cursing. Fighting will keep the rating at K plus.) Please, Enjoy and Review
Dragon Ball Z - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,539 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 13h - Published: 2/14 - Goku, Vegeta
A Proud Warrior Within reviews
Feeling depressed about his life, Vegeta will find what he never thought he had inside, with the help of a few new friends. Rated T for violence, course language, and some other things that kids probably shouldn't read. Don't worry...no gratuitous sex scenes, no gore, and a limited amount of cursing. But with Master Roshi around...I must keep the rating at T. :)
Crossover - Dragon Ball Z & Spyro the Dragon - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 33,385 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/21 - Published: 1/9 - Goku, Vegeta, Spyro, Cynder
TLOS: Malefor's Legacy reviews
After 10 years of peace and prosperity, the former Dark Master, and King of the Dragon Realms, is suddenly confronted with a haunting dream about his wife, killed long ago by his own Dark paw. Sequel to TLOS: Sparx the Dragon. Rated T for violence. I will keep the swearing to a minimum. Please review, even if you're not enjoying, because I would like to know what needs improvement.
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 36 - Words: 204,812 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/31 - Published: 3/11/2014 - Spyro, Cynder, Malefor/The Dark Master, OC
This Broken Soul reviews
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and here are mine. This is a 'lyric' story that was only supposed to be a one shot, and may continue to get bigger, but I will need your help. Think of a good song that can make this sad moment better and I will do my best to produce a happy ending for This Broken Soul. For now it is complete...for now! **I own nothing but my life**
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,340 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 2/25 - Spyro, Sparx, Cynder - Complete
A Helmet is Just a Helmet, Or is it? reviews
A question had been brewing inside the young chief's mind, one he has had trouble finding a way to ask.
How to Train Your Dragon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,612 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/24 - Hiccup, Toothless, Valka, Cloudjumper - Complete
A New Guardian reviews
Merry Christmas to one and all. This is my present to all you writers out there, wondering if you are making a difference in the world. MY answer to you is YES. A one shot story, that shows what power we, as Authors, are capable of. I rated the story K plus just to be safe, but I am sure it is fine for all ages.
Crossover - Spyro the Dragon & Rise of the Guardians - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,464 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/16/2014 - Spyro, Jack Frost, North, Pitch - Complete
With Arms Wide Open reviews
A simple story of Spyro greeting his first born son, set to the lyrics of Creed's song with the same name.
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: K - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,224 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2014 - Spyro, Cynder - Complete
Useless reviews
Just a thought that came to my head, and wondering if anyone else finds it odd.
Cars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 291 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/1/2014
Nanu Nanu, Mork reviews
Thank you Robin Williams
Mork & Mindy - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/12/2014
I Choose You reviews
Cynder must make her move quickly, or lose the only one she has ever felt love for. Another song parody, but unlike my first, this does not go well with the music itself. Hope you enjoy.
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,198 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/23/2014 - Complete
The Peterbuilt Kidnapping reviews
When Mater gets a call from someone in the past, he shows his new wife the strength he has inside for anyone in trouble, even if they broke his heart years ago. An evil Mob boss has taken the Trucking Giant's son. Can Mater, with the help of his British connections, find the Peterbuilt boy in time, or is there something else to this crime. Rated T for intense situations.
Cars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,160 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/25/2014 - Published: 2/5/2014 - Mater, Finn M., Holley S., OC
Overhaulin' reviews
As the title implies, what would Chip Foose do to restore a car from Cars: A young pony car finds new life years after his first is taken by a terrible accident in this slight cross-over between Pixar's Cars and Overhaulin'. I have rated this story K plus for a reason. There is no cursing of course, but moments of depression and sadness may be too strong for a younger audience.
Cars - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Tragedy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 39,288 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/30/2014 - Published: 12/24/2013 - Doc/Fabulous Hudson Hornet, Mater, Ramone, OC - Complete
A Nightmare Fare reviews
A story I wrote recently about my job, driving a taxi. I think it makes a great Twilight Zone skit, but let me know what you think. Rated T for moderate language.
Twilight Zone - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,098 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/26/2013 - Complete
Engagement reviews
A song parody one-shot... I always wanted to try one of these things, and Nickleback gave me the perfect song. This is how Spyro proposed to Cynder, hope you enjoy.
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: K - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 865 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/28/2013 - Spyro, Cynder - Complete
TLOS: Sparx the Dragon reviews
What if Malefor was not the Dark Master, but just a servant to do his bidding. After losing to Spyro, the real Dark Master has decided a new 'puppet' to control the Dragon Realms is in order, and what better choice than the one that defeated Malefor. However, born in the fires of hell, a new dragon could prove to be a more powerful choice. T for violence and mild language. COMPLETE
Spyro the Dragon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 49 - Words: 288,878 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/14/2013 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Spyro, Cynder, Malefor/The Dark Master, Ignitus - Complete