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Author has written 3 stories for Legend of Zelda, and Star Wars.

I like to write. Also, villains are fun. Currently obsessed with Skyward Sword. Star Wars is really fun too.

A Formatting Poem

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Squashed sadly near Munch's elegy to existential angst. Er, lorem ipsum?


Firstly, I would like to say thanks to all of my reviewers. I have received such a wonderful amount of not only enthusiasm (which I love), but also feedback on my story, which has been of immense value.

Also, I did receive a small part of a post-beta read* for Ascent from Andrea Foxx, however after talking with her it seems she will not be finishing this. I might look for a different beta reader later but in the meantime I'll just continue on as usual.

(A post-beta read is just like a beta read except that the author, AKA me, is a rather impatient sort and asks for advice after the work is already posted instead of before.)

About The Author

So, I think what is probably most interesting to the people who visit author's pages are my thoughts on feedback and writing. So I thought I'd talk a bit about that here.

I appreciate all forms of feedback. I am always most interested in what my readers are thinking about my writing, even if the comments aren't of the sort that detail what they liked or disliked specifically. However I do also hope people will tell me what they like or dislike (or both) about my stories, and why. Though I will admit that, like many people, I am quite partial to praise especially. I also think that people sometimes underestimate the value of praise in critique. Far from only encouraging the writer to continue making the types of stories the reviewer enjoys, praising specific story elements can also encourage them to more fully integrate those elements into the storyline. I do have a keen interest in improving my skills in any way possible, however, so I like to make an effort in understanding what others view as the shortcomings of my stories as well. I've learned a lot from the critiques of other writers especially, but even if someone has never written a story they might still have important insights on what can go wrong with one. This does not mean I will always agree with every criticism, but even criticisms I disagree with can be valuable. What kinds of feedback interests me? Feedback about characters, narrative, voice, themes, pacing, grammar, spelling, anything really. I don't think there's going to be any point where I'll want to stop trying to be a better writer. There is always, always room for improvement.

As a writer, I naturally have quite a lot of thoughts on writing. I could hardly talk about all of those thoughts here, but I will expand on a few of them. I think the most important key to success in story-writing is to write about what interests you. As such, it's vital to ruthlessly cull story elements that don't interest you, yet still somehow end up in your story because 'they need to be there', or 'that's just how these types of stories go'.

When writing complex characters, I prefer to consider them in terms of their motivations, their dreams, their hopes, their fears, their experiences, and their personal philosophies rather than simply their name, age, hair color, eye color, likes, dislikes, and skill-sets. In fact I consider the second list more relevant to world-building and plot than to actual characterization. It's a list of cool factoids that, if not leaned upon too heavily in terms of identifying the character, can tell you a little more about the kind of world that character lives in that they would be Mary Sue, 16, red hair with purple eyes, likes animals and candy, hates caterpillars, and is an expert accountant.

I enjoy writing action/adventure, romance, suspense, and mystery, which is coincidentally the same types of things I enjoy reading. With regards to romance, I generally either really like a pairing or don't feel strongly about them either way. If somehow I do encounter a pairing I really dislike, I tend to just avoid interacting with anything related to that pairing. I think making hate art or hatefic about pairings is immature and a waste of time. I love action and adventure and suspense and all the types of plots that keep me turning (or writing) pages. I also love a good mystery because, much unlike in my actual life, I love surprises in stories.

Well, that's all for now. Might add some more later. Feel free to send me a PM if you want to talk! I love meeting people and sharing common interests!

Other Places you Can Find Me

Tumblr page: unspeakablehorror dot tumblr dot com

Contains my Legend of Zelda ramblings and other miscellaneous things.

Livejournal: unspeakhorror dot livejournal dot com

I don't post here as much as I do on Tumblr, but it receives occasional use. And yes, that's unspeakhorror, not unspeakablehorror. Alas, for Livejournal has such a short max character length for usernames.


Aug 28, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 25 Added

Chapter 25, Keep Your Enemies Closer, was added today.

Aug 14, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 24 Added

Chapter 24, Internal Discord, was added today.

Aug 6, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 23 Added

Chapter 23, Jedi's End, was added on Aug 6.

Jun 22, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 22 Added

Chapter 21, The Geonosian and the Giant, was added today.

Jun 20, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 21 Added

Chapter 21, The Laws of Motion, was added today. Also at some point earlier chapter 20 was added. Looks like I forgot to add an update for it here.

May 21, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 19 added

Chapter 19, Aboard the Invisible Hand, was added today.

May 9, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 18 added

Chapter 18, Reunion at Munnilinst, was added today.

April 28, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 17 added

Chapter 17, A Podrace on Coruscant, was added today.

April 21, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 16 added

Chapter 16, A Collection of Vendettas, was added today.

April 17, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 15 added

Here we go again! Chapter 15, The Uninvited Houseguest, was added today.

April 2, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 14 added

Chapter 14, Sith Assassin, was added today.

Mar 27, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 13 added

Chapter 13, The Librarian's Lead, was added today. I like how easy these short chapters are to edit.

Mar 20, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 12 added

Chapter 12, A New Hope, was added today.

Mar 17, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 11 added

Chapter 11, the Council's Decision, was added today.

Mar 9, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 10 added

Chapter 10, the Interim Chancellor was added on this day. This text was not, however. But now it is here.

Mar 4, 2016 - Cut Strings Section Added

I don't know how it happened, but somehow the entire last section of Chapter 1, Battle at Raxus went missing! *internal screaming* Anyway, I've fixed it now. It's baffling to me, though, because my AO3 crosspost had that section, just not this version. I can't help but wonder if it was always like that, or if it somehow got eaten along the way.

Feb 29, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 9 Added

Forgot to mention this when I updated, so I thought I'd mention it now--Chapter 9, Visit to the Manor has been added.

Feb 22, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 8 Added

I've added Chapter 8, The Chancellor's Office to my General Grievous fanfic.

Feb 18, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 7 Added

I added Chapter 7, The Sith Lord's Message. I've never been predictable with my updates, but lately I've been posting them fairly rapid-fire since I still have content I've written that I haven't posted yet. I have 12 chapters written so far, and I just need to do the editing for those before posting. Though I do want to make at least a few changes to chapter 8, so let's see how long that takes.

Feb 14, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 6 Added

Today I present the very action-packed Chapter 6, Confrontation with the Count.

Feb 12, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 5 Added

Here's Chapter 5, We Meet Again. I've really been busy the past few days with adding updates for this story. The reason for my swift updates were because I already had about seven or eight chapters completed before I started posting this. So my updates will probably be a bit slower later on, since I'll have to actually write and edit the chapters before posting rather than just editing them.

Feb 10, 2016 - Cut Strings Chapter 4 Added

This is my, ah belated update notification for my Ch 4 update, An Unusual Collusion. Apparently I forgot to add it earlier.

Feb 9, 2016 PM-Cut Strings Chapter 3 Added

Hey, it's a same day update for my new Star Wars fanfic. I've added chapter 3, which is called This is the Droid You're Looking For.

Feb 9, 2016 AM-A New Story for Star Wars

I've added another new story, this time for the Star Wars universe. The central character is going to be General Grievous, though I expect many other Star Wars characters to make an appearance in the story. Characters do tend to accumulate in my stories.

This doesn't change any of my plans for my other stories, especially Ascent. I am currently working on the next chapter of Ascent even as I work on continuing this new story of mine. I don't plan to abandon my Hyrule Warriors fanfiction, either, but I expect that my other two stories are going to get a bit more attention for now.

None of these stories are going to be short.

Jan 16, 2016-Ascent Chapter Progress

I finished another chapter! At 13,887 words (not counting author's note and summary), it's just a little bit of a monster. Hey, looks like I'm edging up really close to my 200,000 word milestone. Can't wait until I can post the next chapter! Just need to get myself to write faster!

Oct 31, 2015-Ascent Chapter Progress

Just wanted to let the five or six people who even read this author profile know that Chapter 26 of Ascent is well underway at 6,254 words. Also hopefully my anonymous frantic 200th reviewer will see this and know that I haven't by any means given up on this story. Don't panic, mystery person! I can just take a while to get things done sometimes.

Also, Chapter 26 is going to be called Judgement.

July 5, 2015-A New Story Added

Hey, guess what? I started a new story! For anyone reading my other story, don't worry, I'm still planning on continuing Ascent. But I've started a Hyrule Warriors adaptation which I've called Second Chances. You can read more about it in the author's note at the beginning of the first chapter. Anyway, this also means I get to write twice the amount of GhiraLink and ZelImpa than I otherwise could!

May 25, 2015-Ascent Chapter Progress

Chapter 25 is complete! Sorry it took so long. At a mere 6,445 words, it hardly seems like it should have taken this long. But I guess these things take as long as they take. Many thanks to all who commented!

Feb 9, 2015-Ascent Chapter Progress

Hey, chapter 25 is well underway now! I have 4,200 words right now and I feel like it only needs some editing before I can feel ready to post it. This will be quite a short chapter compared to the previous one. Not sure how long the editing will take but I have a good feeling about the possibility of finishing much faster than it took me to write my previous chapter.

Dec 18, 2014-Ascent Chapter Progress

It is done.

Dec 1, 2014-Ascent Chapter Progress

Well, I didn't finish my chapter in November as I had hoped, but I am continuing to write it, and I definitely made a lot of progress on it! I now have 14,410 words. I think there's more editing than writing left at this point. At least there will be plenty of stuff happening in this chapter!

Nov 16, 2014-Ascent Chapter Progress

I'm still working on it! I have 11,062 words for this chapter so far, so I've made some progress since my last update! There is a lot going on in this chapter and all the main characters will have very important parts. NaNoWriMo has helped jumpstart my writing up for this. Ha, I'm just going to write in this story for NaNoWriMo instead of starting a new one! I don't think I'll get 50,000 words but maybe I will finish this chapter. I sure hope so, anyway!

May 17, 2014-Ascent Chapter Progress

Ascent is not forgotten! It has merely been delayed. I’ve been working on it, though admittedly very slowly. I have 5,274 words so far for the next chapter, Gate.

Still has a ways to go, but it is slowly, slowly getting there. I really do need to find a way to get myself to work faster. I’ve had some stuff going on lately that I’ve needed to deal with, but the problem isn’t the lack of time, nor a lack of interest. It’s more a mental energy thing, I think. But I’m working on it. I have trouble with consistent writing speed, apparently. Right now I have an enormous collection of disjointed ideas, and I am trying to get them to all fit together nicely.

But if you’re waiting for the next chapter, don’t worry. I haven’t given up on it, and I’ve been working to make it happen!

Mar 3, 2014-Ascent Chapter Progress

Just want to assure anyone who doesn't check my Tumblr blog that I am indeed working on Chapter 24! There's so many exciting things I have planned for this chapter, but I want to try to find the right words to capture it all.

Aug 19, 2013-Ascent Chapter Progress

Chapter 23, Shifting Sands, is now complete! That, uh, took a long time. Final word count at 8,474 words. So much for writing a short chapter, haha. Oh well. Here it is!

June 28, 2013-Ascent Chapter Progress

Chapter 23 is well underway! Just thought I'd post an update for it here. I've posted a couple on my Tumblr page but I admit I have been neglecting to post them here. Anyway, current word count is 5936. I am in the process of both adding and removing things, so we'll see how that goes. Also, overall, there is something kind of nagging me about this chapter. Something I feel it is missing right now, but I can't quite figure out what it is. So I'm going to try to figure that out and fix it if I can. But since I don't want to keep anyone waiting indefinitely, I'll just stick with what I have if I get really stuck on it. I think part of improving one's writing is moving forward even with such uncertainties. And there are so many scenes I am looking forward to writing, so I don't want to just get stuck and not be able to write those.

Apr 2, 2013-Ascent Chapter Progress

Chapter 22, Sandstorm, is now posted! After much editing, this chapter is now at 12,722 words. And I did decide to divide what I had into two chapters. This one just got the larger portion of what I had written.

Mar 18, 2013-Ascent Chapter Progress

Still working on Chapter 22. Undecided about whether to divide it into 2 chapters or not, but I did do a significant amount of writing this weekend. Also removed quite a bit of stuff I didn't like. Apparently wrote more than I removed, though. Currently at 13,227 words.

Feb 19, 2013-Ascent Chapter Progress

Chapter 22 is at 11,391 words now. I think I'll only need to flesh out some of the sections and then I can do the editing.

Feb 5, 2013-Ascent Chapter Progress

Just wanted to give an update on the chapter progress for chapter 22. If you've been following my Tumblr blog, you know it will be titled Sandstorm. If not, well now you do! Also, I have 6360 words written for it so far, but it's probably going to be longish. So, um, not finished yet. I have a lot to try to fit into this chapter. Link and Ghirahim will learn some more about each other. Also, I will intro a minor canon character from Skyward Sword this chapter. Can you guess who it will be?

Dec 17, 2012-Ascent Chapter Progress

I have now successfully pried this chapter away from my obsessively editing self and posted it. Hooray! Alas, so much for reasonably sized chapters. This thing is ridiculously long. Anyway, Chapter 21, Hourglass, is now finished!

Dec 1, 2012-Ascent Chapter Progress

Still no title. Still not finished. I have 14,556 words. Why am I not finished? What am I going to do with myself?I am hard at work on this chapter, it's just--really, really long. Sorry for the wait.

Nov 15, 2012-Ascent Chapter Progress

Current word count at 8092. Still haven't decided on a title. Very excited about this chapter, though. Lanayru is one of the more unusual (and large) locations in the game, and I really want to do some fun things with it. Also I am really enjoying writing certain scenes for this chapter.

Oct 29, 2012-Ascent Chapter Progress

Working on chapter 21 now. Haven't decided the title yet, but I have 5100 words now. That's maybe even halfway done.

Oct 7, 2012-Ascent Chapter Progress

Here it is! Chapter 20, Mercy, has now been posted!


Listed by chapter, in case you want to avoid spoilers:

Ascent Fanart


Full image of the cover by me: unspeakablehorror.tumblr.com/post/36051456162/lord-of-the-surface-portrait-of-ghirahim-not


Sketchy image of prologue scene by me: unspeakablehorror.tumblr.com/post/35904705549/just-a-practice-sketch-to-work-on-my-drawing

Chapter 11: Clues

Epic fanart of a scene with Link and Ghirahim by destroying tokyo: destroyingtokyo.deviantart.com/#/d4tcl0z

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Our Mutual Enemy by Houndeye reviews
The Empire is on the offensive. The Rebels are fleeing for their lives...and General Grievous is caught in the middle of a war he doesn't understand. Post Rebels Season 1 AU, rated T for violence
Star Wars Rebels - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 21,975 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 9/30 - Published: 9/8/2015 - Ahsoka T./Fulcrum, Ezra B., G. Orrelios/Zeb, Hera S.
Reflections Over a Broken Apprentice by marly4077 reviews
Darth Sidious' thoughts after retrieving Darth Vader from Mustafar. A practice in Sidious' point of view for a future story. Please read and review.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,275 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/13 - Darth Vader, E. Palpatine - Complete
Sticks and Stones by EnsignRicky reviews
Darth Sidious's rise to power was supposed to be smooth and efficient.  Grievous, being the stubborn cyborg that he is, refused to roll over and die.  Now Darth Vader is chasing him around the galaxy, Grievous is bashing droids, and canon is completely, utterly, screwed up. I still don't own Star Wars.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 31 - Words: 56,553 - Reviews: 174 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 6/29 - Published: 10/8/2014 - Darth Vader, E. Palpatine, Obi-Wan K., General Grievous
Flesh Is Weak by Micmarj reviews
What would have happened if Padmé had been taken as a hostage in Episode "Destroy Malevolence"
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,149 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 6/6 - Published: 9/27/2015 - Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan K., Padmé Amidala, General Grievous
Infernal Tempest by Lovingyourillusion reviews
And, in desperate times, desperate measures are taken. A group of reincarnated souls, born of the Twilight Realm, returns at last to Hyrule and becomes ensnared in a malicious scheme alongside a reluctant and humble Hero, masquerading as an Advisor for the surreptitious Princess. A storm of legends is brewing on the horizon, threatening to destroy all in its path.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 113,495 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 5/27/2015 - Published: 5/12/2012 - Link, Vaati, Midna, Ghirahim
Dangerous Games by the-writer1988 reviews
Fascination with Obi-Wan Kenobi leads Count Dooku to capture the Jedi Master. Taken to Serenno, Obi-Wan finds himself caught up in a battle between two Sith Lords, enduring trials as the Count seeks to turn him and fighting to survive as another wishes for him to die... all the while Anakin seeks his missing Master. Complete!
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 98,405 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 8/10/2013 - Published: 1/17/2013 - Obi-Wan K., Count Dooku - Complete
Forceborn by Alexian Cale reviews
A re-imagining of James Luceno's "Darth Plagueis" novel. In his quest to master death, Darth Plagueis defies a thousand years of tradition, recruits a scheming apprentice, and threatens the very balance of the Force.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,039 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/2/2012 - Published: 11/11/2012 - E. Palpatine, Darth Plagueis
The Art of Deception by Luvisia reviews
**Currently in the rewriting process!** What if Impa had not been the one to save Zelda from the Earth Temple? The sky child finds herself charmed by the so-called "Servant of the Goddess"... little does she know that he is not who he claims to be. GhiraZel, ZeLink.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,926 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 3/24/2012 - Published: 11/28/2011 - Ghirahim, Zelda, Link, Impa
Eternity by Forgotten-Ballad reviews
I never did understand him, he was so pompous, arrogant, and ego-tistical. Yet, there was a strange alluring arua around him. One-shot Fi/Ghirahim/Ghirafi/FixGhirahim/GhirahimxFi-Skyward Sword
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,778 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Fi, Ghirahim - Complete
Cupidity by DM-sama reviews
Zelda had no idea of the chaos she had willingly let lose upon her life. But though she becomes pawn to a wicked plot, she learns that even in the midst turmoil, one can find peace. GhiraxZelda AU
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,525 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 1/16/2012 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Ghirahim, Zelda
What's Your Game? by JereduLevenin reviews
Oneshot speculative GhiraLink. Link is unsure of the Demon's motives, for all that Ghirahim seems to be telling the truth. What could the dethroned Demon Lord possibly want from him?
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,158 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/29/2011 - Link, Ghirahim - Complete
The Essences Of Life by Heimchen reviews
The fate of General Grievous could have been so different if only he'd learned the truth behind his extreme makeover. In this version of his career, spanning the events of the Clone Wars and ROTS, he does.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 137,197 - Reviews: 385 - Favs: 238 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 3/8/2008 - Published: 6/6/2005 - General Grievous, Count Dooku
Legend of Zelda: The Return by Rose Zemlya reviews
Takes place after OoT with the assumption that Link lost all of his memories of the events in the game when Zelda sent him back in time. COMPLETE
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 232,633 - Reviews: 1557 - Favs: 2,080 - Follows: 406 - Updated: 10/31/2003 - Published: 7/7/2001 - Link, Zelda - Complete
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Cut Strings reviews
After his success in an important battle, General Grievous is made an offer he can't refuse in the form of upgrades to his cyborg body. But the surgery is more than what it seems, and leads to some startling revelations about Count Dooku and Darth Sidious.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 66,454 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 10/3 - Published: 2/9 - [Obi-Wan K., General Grievous] E. Palpatine, A. Ventress
Ascent reviews
Set in an AU where Ghirahim rises from the lowly Fool of the Demon King Releris to the ruler of all the Lower Realms. But as the demon lord tries to destroy the Seal and take the sunlit lands of the surface for the demons, he encounters resistance...
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 196,277 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 1/16 - Published: 1/4/2012 - [Ghirahim, Link] [Zelda, Impa]
Second Chances reviews
A powerful witch takes matters in her own hands to prevent the destruction of a world, and to save the remaining denizens of several other worlds on the brink of their destruction.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,216 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/5/2015 - Link, Zelda, Impa, Cia