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Joined 02-04-12, id: 3694037, Profile Updated: 02-07-13
Author has written 10 stories for Harry Potter, and Pokémon.

I'm no one special; an average kid in school, bored out of his mind and retreating into my books. Okay, so maybe not average in most places, but average for my school. I started reading fanfiction because I couldn't get enough of the real serieses and starting writing it because I was annoyed by all the horrible fics. I still need a consistent beta for my stories and still have time to beta for others.

Various names I go by on the internet include The Next Man (here), nxtm4n (reddit, Minecraft, youtube, Dark Lord Potter), and The_Raven_Lord (forums).

Interesting things about me:

If I were to write every day, without a beta, and had no homework or other unseemly demands on my time, then even without planning the story ahead I could put out a new chapter for any one of my stories every two days. Furthermore, only one day would be writing proper, the other would be editing and rewriting.

I enjoying creating worlds, and especially systems of magic, for fun. Crafting a system to fit most if not all of the canon of an established series? Even better!

I have altogether too many stories floating around in my head at any given time. Fanfiction wise, I have:
The Saga of the Staff series, currently on hiatus.
another Harry Potter series entirely, which is a direct sequel to canon (it starts the first term at Hogwarts after Voldemort's death), although it involves new main characters, and which would have four books covering nearly 20 years of time;
a series about Herpo the Foul, which would be short vignettes from his life in Greece, his rise to power and fall, followed by two proper stories which I won't spoil as I mean to write it all someday;
Soul of Silver, which isn't a total novelization of Pokemon SoulSilver as the plot is entirely original.
and a story about Minecraft with an entire history made up for it, although that history doesn't account for anything after the introduction of the End.
And that's just fanfiction stories! I have three original stories floating about, two of which would be duologies and one of which I have no idea how long or how many books it will take.

Favorite Quotes:

“Tell me, Harry,” said the Headmaster, “why do Dark Wizards fear death so greatly?”
“Er,” said Harry, “sorry, I’ve got to back the Dark Wizards on that one.”
“What?” said Dumbledore.
“Death is bad,” said Harry, discarding wisdom for the sake of clear communication. “Very bad. Extremely bad. Being scared of death is like being scared of a great big monster with poisonous fangs. It actually makes a great deal of sense, and does not, in fact, indicate that you have a psychological problem.”
- Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, by Less Wrong

"I reject your reality and substitute my own!"
- Adam Savage, Mythbusters

"Remember, kids, they only difference between science and messing around is writing it down."
- Adam Savage, Mythbusters

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science is a verb now!

Baking is science for hungry people!

Defeat awkwardness with maximum ridiculosity!


The final PDF version of Harry Potter and the Draught of Life (All chapters, formatted with occasional extra lines) is available for download now on Mediafire!

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Pokemon: The Origin of Species by daystar721 reviews
Enter the world of Pokémon from a rational perspective. Instead of starting his journey in ignorance, Red has spent his years studying the creatures so central to his world... and he doesn't quite agree with all the information in his books. No time for rookie mistakes here: he's on a quest to discover the true nature of Pokémon, and maybe even find out where they really come from.
Pokémon - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 141,191 - Reviews: 381 - Favs: 775 - Follows: 1,018 - Updated: 8/1 - Published: 10/25/2013 - Red, Blue O./Green O. (male), Leaf
The Hero Rises by Random Equinox reviews
When time has run out and the Reapers come to consume all in their path, then a hero must rise to lay old conflicts to rest, rally allies and enemies alike and challenge fate for the sake of the galaxy itself.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 156,328 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 7/27 - Published: 1/5 - Miranda L., Shepard (M)
The Last Spartan by DinoJake reviews
An AU fic in which the Halo and ME universes share the same galaxy. After a well deserved rest in Cryo-Sleep, Master Chief finally a whole new galaxy.
Crossover - Halo & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 457,589 - Reviews: 3233 - Favs: 2,736 - Follows: 2,779 - Updated: 7/21 - Published: 5/2/2010 - Master Chief/John-117
Applied Cultural Anthropology, or by jacobk reviews
... How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cruciatus. Albus Dumbledore always worried about the parallels between Harry Potter and Tom Riddle. But let's be honest, Harry never really had the drive to be the next dark lord. Of course, things may have turned out quite differently if one of the other muggle-raised Gryffindors wound up in Slytherin instead.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 130,578 - Reviews: 1583 - Favs: 2,667 - Follows: 3,428 - Updated: 6/21 - Published: 4/26/2013 - Hermione G., Severus S.
A Beginner's Guide To Pokémon by Thanos6 reviews
In which Professor Kudzu advises wannabe Pokémon owners on everything they'll need to know about owning and caring for these wonderful creatures. Will also include a profile on every species. Written with a light touch and tongue-in-cheek. Enjoy!
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 38 - Words: 54,799 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 351 - Follows: 274 - Updated: 6/9 - Published: 3/17/2010
Gun Play by Nick Chiseler reviews
Dorje finds himself squirming between the Paranet, the Outsiders, and his rediscovered father. Worse, Dorje must soon master the Outsider magic that infests his mind, before it turns him into the very kind of miscreation that he fears.
Dresden Files - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 48,268 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/29 - Published: 12/22/2014 - OC
Masses to Masses 4 by iNf3ctioNZ reviews
Entire colonies are disappearing. The only thing standing between humanity and the Collectors are an extremist organisation and a once dead Spectre. Ian Shaw may have survived Omega, but as a suicide mission looms and old faces emerge, he's about to find the future he thought he knew may no longer be so certain. And that the past is never far behind. Cover by GeneralHarryHousin.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 83,002 - Reviews: 580 - Favs: 633 - Follows: 774 - Updated: 5/26 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Thane K., Kasumi G.
Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past by S'TarKan reviews
The war is over. Too bad no one is left to celebrate. Harry makes a desperate plan to go back in time, even though it means returning Voldemort to life. Now an 11 year old Harry with 30 year old memories is starting Hogwarts. Can he get it right?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 409,130 - Reviews: 13469 - Favs: 17,490 - Follows: 16,600 - Updated: 4/7 - Published: 10/28/2005 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Blue Magic by Tellur reviews
Ancient prophecies are set into motion when Liara meets Harry during an illegal observation of the recently discovered Humans. A vicious cycle has to be broken in order for the galaxy to advance to the next level. However Harry has some unfinished business on Earth and school to attend first. H/Hr pairing, Sibling relationship between Harry and Liara. First part of two.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 18 - Words: 219,849 - Reviews: 1073 - Favs: 1,812 - Follows: 2,265 - Updated: 3/25 - Published: 10/26/2012 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] Liara T'Soni
Harry Potter and the Natural 20 by Sir Poley reviews
Milo, a genre-savvy D&D Wizard and Adventurer Extraordinaire is forced to attend Hogwarts, and soon finds himself plunged into a new adventure of magic, mad old Wizards, metagaming, misunderstandings, and munchkinry. Updates Fridays.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 72 - Words: 301,307 - Reviews: 5311 - Favs: 3,830 - Follows: 4,406 - Updated: 2/27 - Published: 5/7/2012
The Game of Champions by L. Lamora reviews
There are many trainers in the world; they exist in degrees, from dabbler to legend. But only one can be the very best - one man, one Champion. I am that one. I am that man. My name? Red.
Pokémon - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 128,413 - Reviews: 937 - Favs: 2,196 - Follows: 1,983 - Updated: 2/1 - Published: 9/4/2011 - Red, Blue/Green (unspecified)
A Stranger in your own Body by Vincent Argeneau reviews
Harry Potter in a new way. A young Harry, raised in an orphanage feels strange in his own body. The caretakers realize this, and help him to remedy this. Trans.Harry, probable homosexual situations, possible lemons. Rated M for mature content, don't like, don't read. No pairing as of yet, please read and review.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,853 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 442 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 8/22/2012 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G.
Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived by The Santi reviews
Harry Potter loves, and is loved by, his parents, his godfather, and his brother. He isn’t mistreated, abused, or neglected. So why is he a Dark Wizard? NonBWL!Harry. Not your typical Harry’s brother is the Boy Who Lived story.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 147,796 - Reviews: 3892 - Favs: 7,618 - Follows: 7,820 - Updated: 1/3 - Published: 9/3/2009 - Harry P.
In Times of Trouble by PurpleMoon3 reviews
An angel and a frost giant fall through space. Drabbles. Now with more Q.
Crossover - Supernatural & Thor - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Crime - Chapters: 34 - Words: 6,940 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 12/10/2014 - Published: 10/15/2012 - Gabriel, Loki
Forging the Sword by Myst Shadow reviews
::Year 2 Divergence:: What does it take, to reshape a child? And if reshaped, what then is formed? Down in the Chamber, a choice is made. (Harry's Gryffindor traits were always so much scarier than other peoples'.)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 152,578 - Reviews: 2869 - Favs: 6,475 - Follows: 7,992 - Updated: 8/19/2014 - Published: 5/26/2007 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G.
The Metropolitan Man by alexanderwales reviews
The year is 1934, and Superman has arrived in Metropolis. Features Lex Luthor as the villain protagonist as he comes to grips with the arrival of an alien god. Occasional point-of-view chapters/sections featuring Lois Lane. Takes place outside any established comics continuity. Complete.
Superman - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 80,698 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 585 - Follows: 475 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 5/18/2014 - L. Luthor, Lois L., Clark K./Kal-El/Superman - Complete
Depart Azkaban by ThinkingSpeck reviews
A strict single-point-of-departure fanfic of Lesswrong's epic fanfic "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality", diverging partway through chapter 81. If you haven't read chapter 81 of Methods, this story will spoil Methods for you in a big way. You have been warned. NB. This story is currently on hiatus - I'll get back to it when I can.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 31,343 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 7/1/2014 - Published: 8/11/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Back Again by Waugh reviews
Bilbo Baggins wakes up. He is twenty-one again, with all his life ahead of him. But first, there are things he must do. Time-travel, fix-it, friendship fic. Slow build. Cross-posted to Ao3. Currently under revision.
Hobbit - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 105,198 - Reviews: 711 - Favs: 1,673 - Follows: 1,733 - Updated: 2/11/2014 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Bilbo B.
The Serpentine Subterfuge by murkybluematter reviews
Harriett Potter survived her first year masquerading as a pureblooded boy, but sinister forces are now moving through the wizarding world, and when something sinister starts moving through Hogwarts as well, Harry and her friends are pulled into another maelstrom—whether Harry likes it or not. Book two. Alanna the Lioness take on HP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 338,096 - Reviews: 1155 - Favs: 782 - Follows: 527 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Harry Potter and the White Wizard by Cyberwraith9 reviews
In the wake of tragedy, Harry returns to Hogwarts with a new ally in his personal war with Voldemort. With the help of this unlikely hero, can Harry put an end to the scourge of the wizarding world for good? A Harry PotterDresden Files crossover!
Crossover - Harry Potter & Dresden Files - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 64,754 - Reviews: 412 - Favs: 429 - Follows: 666 - Updated: 10/17/2013 - Published: 8/31/2007 - Harry P.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Chaos by JBean210 reviews
A sequel to Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres owns a global corporation that is poised and ready for the Singularity, or so it seems, until a journalist appears wanting to question Harry's motivations.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 32 - Words: 243,520 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 7/26/2013 - Published: 10/14/2011 - Harry P., OC - Complete
Ghost Story by Norwest reviews
Harry Dresden and John Shepard are dead; of course, -being- dead doesn't mean -staying- that way. Trapped in alien worlds and surrounded by new, deadly enemies, they'll need every trick they know just to survive. You can't run from the Reaper forever - but you can make him work for it.
Crossover - Dresden Files & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 14 - Words: 76,660 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 262 - Follows: 301 - Updated: 6/6/2013 - Published: 5/12/2011 - H. Dresden, Shepard (M)
Growing Up Black by Elvendork Nigellus reviews
What if Harry had been rescued from the Dursleys at age six and raised as the heir of the Noble and Most Ancient, etc.? This is the story of Aries Sirius Black. AU. Part I complete. Part II in progress.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 69 - Words: 234,225 - Reviews: 4251 - Favs: 5,623 - Follows: 5,772 - Updated: 4/18/2013 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Harry P., Sirius B.
The Hero We Deserve by Random Equinox reviews
Humans are being abducted, probably because someone has really poor taste. Shepard has to find out why and stop them with the help of a band of misfits. They say it's a suicide mission. So what else is new? Well, getting killed for starters...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 441,612 - Reviews: 463 - Favs: 472 - Follows: 300 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 5/15/2011 - Shepard (M) - Complete
Trust Is A Relative Thing by Silverfawkes reviews
What if Petunia put the blame where it belonged instead of on Harry? OOC Petunia Dursley Rating for mild language
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 51 - Words: 219,068 - Reviews: 5384 - Favs: 5,587 - Follows: 6,323 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 12/31/2010 - Harry P.
Origins by Miranda Tam reviews
Ender traveled to another planet. He named it Gallifrey. Spoilers for up to Xenocide, ignores everything past that.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Ender's Game series - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 669 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Complete
A curse, not a blessing by Insane. Certifiably reviews
The golden power of the goddesses, the Triforce, was the greatest blessing they ever bestowed upon Hyrule and the worst curse that could ever be imagined.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 930 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 25 - Published: 5/17/2011 - Zelda, Link, Ganondorf - Complete
Nightmares of Azkaban by Owl344 reviews
You still dream of Azkaban, sometimes. A probably AU fic about the Aurors set in LessWrong's Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. DO NOT READ unless you've read up to at least Chapter 56; contains major spoilers.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,612 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 33 - Published: 4/1/2011 - Complete
His Own Man by Crunchysunrises reviews
In the station between Life and Death Harry makes a different choice. Now he is eleven again, nothing is going the same as before, and people are starting to ask questions, especially the Malfoys, the Hogwarts professors and, most worryingly, Mad-Eye Moody. Harry is beginning to suspect that he might not be up to this Master of Death business and everything that goes along with it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 31 - Words: 147,481 - Reviews: 4812 - Favs: 10,345 - Follows: 11,863 - Updated: 1/2/2011 - Published: 10/19/2009 - Harry P.
Project M by Water Mage reviews
After waking up on an alternate Earth Harry is tested and experimented on. They tried to turn him into a weapon. But he was no ones weapon. Not anymore. Where does he fit in this new world where things and people are a bit more...ultimate. HP/Marvel xover
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 44,915 - Reviews: 545 - Favs: 1,654 - Follows: 1,969 - Updated: 4/2/2010 - Published: 10/18/2008 - Harry P.
What Would Slytherin Harry Do? by Big D on a Diet reviews
An ongoing series of one shot stories exploring how Slytherin!Harry would have handled key moments from the books. Events will appear out of order, so don't be surprised if it jumps around. Small but important edit made to Chapter Five
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 44,417 - Reviews: 578 - Favs: 2,701 - Follows: 2,113 - Updated: 1/21/2010 - Published: 5/27/2007 - Harry P.
Contemplating Clouds by reviews
Apathetic Occlumency teacher twisting your mind out of shape? Never fear, there's a charming young girl in the year below to twist it back in the opposite direction. Just hope it doesn't snap.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,222 - Reviews: 473 - Favs: 1,434 - Follows: 1,551 - Updated: 1/5/2010 - Published: 10/28/2007 - Harry P., Luna L.
Dark Lord Potter Part 1 by The Santi reviews
Harry Potter has never known love or even kindness until he is rescued from his relatives by a pair of witches. How will the most talented wizard of his generation respond to those who have mistreated him? AU! Young!Tonks. Early chapters are being edited.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 273,098 - Reviews: 2443 - Favs: 3,318 - Follows: 2,232 - Updated: 2/15/2009 - Published: 3/28/2007 - Harry P., N. Tonks - Complete
Famous Last Words by IncandescentKitsune reviews
When Harry and his friends are captured by Nicodemus, Harry ends up choosing some rather...odd last words.
Dresden Files - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 911 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 390 - Follows: 55 - Published: 2/10/2009 - Complete
Yes, Minister by Taure reviews
A new Muggle Prime Minister has been elected, and it's time for him to meet the Minister for Magic. Only, things don't go quite as smoothly as normal...One shot
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,242 - Reviews: 201 - Favs: 951 - Follows: 174 - Published: 6/13/2008 - Complete
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A Final Battle reviews
In the end, some heroes lose. Rated T for language and violence.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,169 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/18/2013
A Longer Time Between reviews
In another world, Lord Voldemort's luck was great. But here, it took him far longer to return. Rated T for violence and language.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,871 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 4/14/2013 - Published: 12/28/2012 - Harry P.
Soul of Silver reviews
James doesn't want to be a hero. He doesn't want to "catch 'em all". He doesn't even want to become the Champion. But the world doesn't really care. Rated T for language.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,789 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/1/2013 - Published: 2/7/2013
Harry Potter and the King of Serpents reviews
Harry's survived first year, but Voldemort is out there, and the next year might be even worse. Sequel to Harry Potter and the Draught of Life. CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,299 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 12/18/2012 - Published: 10/28/2012 - Harry P.
The Unspeakable reviews
One of the most mysterious figures in magical Britain is the head of the Department of Mysteries. Now you get to see his life.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,639 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/5/2012 - OC
Harry Potter and the Draught of Life reviews
In another world, Filius Flitwick was a Gryffindor. In another world, Alice Longbottom was a Healer. In another world, Harry sought out more about his parents. In another world, things turned out quite differently... COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 74,148 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 10/28/2012 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Harry P. - Complete
Files from the Department of Mysteries reviews
The Department of Mysteries is finally answering them. Read mostly uncensored files directly from the hands of Ministry Unspeakables, on all subjects and definitely not for all ages! Rated T for mildly disturbing content.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,333 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/7/2012 - Published: 9/12/2012 - Complete
Ruminations on How to Be a Dark Lord reviews
I've been thinking about this, and I came to the conclusion that Voldemort was an idiot who didn't deserve to be in Slytherin. Okay, that might be a but harsh. But considering that he was the top student in Hogwarts, getting straight O's his entire time there, and that he was supposed to be more Slytherin than Salazar himself, he doesn't act very well as a Dark Lord.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,376 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Complete
Filius Flitwick, Head of Gryffindor reviews
ABANDONED We know that Minerva McGonagall was nearly Sorted into Ravenclaw rather than Gryffindor, and Filius Flitwick nearly into Gryffindor instead of Ravenclaw. What if it had gone the other way? ABANDONED
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,231 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 7/1/2012 - Published: 6/2/2012 - Harry P., F. Flitwick
Harry the Curious reviews
ABANDONED What would have happened if just a tiny little thing was different? What would happen if Harry tried to find out more about his parents? Well, let's see... ABANDONED
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 27,045 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 7/1/2012 - Published: 5/2/2012 - Harry P. - Complete