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Author has written 20 stories for Mass Effect, and Naruto.
Still not dead. Not sure when I'll start writing again, though.
Current Status updates can always be found at logicalpremise dot org, but here's the quick hits:
TWCD: Started. The pain train is going strong. (The irony of the phrase pain train is exquisite, considering I wrote that BEFORE my back decided to explode).
ATTWN: COMPLETED WHAAOAAOOAAOOAO!!!!
Cerb Files : Humans: Right now, it's on hold. I'm at a point where adding things would spoiler things. And goddamn, I'm tired of writing as Minsta.
Cerb Files : Aliens : Batarian stuff going good.
STG Report Timeline : I've let this slide because I will get back to it later.
No Single Raindrop: Same as STG Reports...although I have pieces of a chapter sort of ready.
ANN Media Interviews: I only write on this at work, so it depends on how bad work gets. Dragunov is up next, if anyone is interested, after Wong trolls some more people.
Lions in Blue and Silver: burned out -- will come back to it later
Encyclopedia Biotica: burned out -- will come back later.
OSABC: Memories Long Forgotten: Still dead, but I need to write it at some point.
Naruto stuff: God, the ending of the series -- and that retarded movie -- have killed my ability to even write this anymore.
More detailed information can be found at my own website -- including additional artworks.
Also: you people at the darklordpotter forums : I am watching you. Keep up the criticism, I'll try to be less convoluted, but never compare my shit to ME: HR again. I'd have to be nine kinds of drunk to get that sideways. Also, you people must embrace grimdark.
All of my documentation type stories are free for anyone to use as a resource. If there's something you'd like to use from OSABC or one of my one shots, just shoot me a PM.
MY HOMEPAGE, with UPDATES, ART, SNARK and NOTES, is at : logicalpremise dot org
About me :
I write stories about Mass Effect, and Naruto. I am otherwise utterly boring, but since people keep pestering me...
I'm in my late 30's and I live in Texas. I've gone through some traumatic events in life (divorce, suicides, wife dying, mother having cancer, friends dying in war) that allows me to write about such things based on experience. I've studied biology, anatomy, cultural anthropology, psychology, geology, physics and chemistry, and I've dabbled in emergency medicine, transport, insurance, telecommunications and publishing. I hold degrees in psychology, management, and communications. I was in the Navy for four years and did my service in the Submarine Force.
I'm a non-denominational Christian who believes firmly that what you say is far less important than what you do, and the appropriate place for religion is in my heart and not splattered over a venue where people come for entertainment. That being said, please do not ask me to read things that are insulting to my religious beliefs.
I'm a black man, which is appearantly unusual in fan fiction, as I've only run across a few others, and they're just as fucking crazy as I am.
I write to entertain my readers. I am a massive Melaradark and jay8008 fanboy and if you don't read their works there is something wrong with your brain.
I am a cynic , a romantic, and a pessimist. Go figure. Murphy was an optimist.
My Favorite Authors and Muses
Each of these people inspired me to my works:
Jay8008, Melaradark, Setrus, Owelpost, Wordkrush, Bebus, and the Naked Pen.
My official idea-beta guy is Liethr, my co-pilot is Progman, the engineering guy who fixes all the fiddly bits is Michael1110, and my only approved fangirl is nimiraj12. Bebus, Hewhoislost, AlexN7, metaladdict, SLotH4, nogoodnms, 5 Coloured Walker, RED78910 and alienyouthct have also been instrumental.
The patrons saints of this entire work (and the two people who have encouraged me to keep going when I was about to quit) are Abyssal Shadows and Sherry E. Go PM them if I go missing for nine months again.
ART FOUND IN THE SERIES CAN BE FOUND HERE: logicalpremise dot org
logicalpremise dot deviantart dot com -- my DeviantArt account. Mostly crappy if done by me, but links to actually good art done by others.
Things I like: Romance, angst, humor, any two can serve. All three at once is hard to pull off right. My romances tend to be slower, more psychological, less sexually based. I've begun to like horror, as well.
Things I love: Snark, characters that are part of the environment, rich detailing, attention to the small things, and plot points that rear their heads chapters down the line. Oh, and conspiracies. I love me a conspiracy.
Things that can be good: minor OC's (always useful to flesh out story lines) and the like. An OC can be a major character as long as they aren't the focus of the story. Good battle scenes. Military jargon if you know what you're talking about.
Things I have never been able to like: Self inserts , mainly. I just can't see it. SI's that have LI's with the main characters are particularly grating. I'm sure some of the stories are probably way better than my drivel, but I can't enjoy it. I do not want to imply that they are bad, or that they are a sign of a bad writer. I just have never grasped the whole concept of an SI or made it work in suspending disbelief.
Things in Mass Effect I always wanted to change: Morinth, Grunt's relationship to Shepard, the whole Council-Shepard dynamic, Saren's doubts, Benezia's struggle, most of Shadow Broker, Miranda, Jacob, and Vega.
Things in Naruto I always wanted to change: Oh, god, where to start. Pretty much EVERYTHING in the Ten-Tails arc. Godtrees? REALLY? Kishamoto is insane.
Mass Effect Story I'm too scared to write: ME 1 , told entirely from Saren's point of view.
Naruto Story I'm too scared to write: What if Danzo was the good guy, despite his way of thinking? What if the alternatives were too horrible to contemplate?
Things I want to write a crackfic about: What if Shepard had died on Eden Prime, and it was up to Corporal Jenkins to save the universe?
Naruto Stories to write or that have been written:
I write a seriously screwed-up Naruto. He's still an idiot, but his idiocy is a front -- not so that he can fool his friends, but so that he doesn't have to answer the questions in his own head. Madara's Moon-Eye plan is a complete front to prevent the Ninja World from realizing his true goal .. if you have enough power to place the entire world in a genjutsu, you have enough power to pull off almost any other kind of jutsu as well. My Sakura is conflicted , my Hinata is weak and timid and very selfish, and lots of my stories involve conspiracies. Naruto grows up unhappy -- not assassinated, or poisoned, just ignored. Orochimaru is my favorite character.
Forgiveness Requires Regret : Still working on this one, it's basically how Naruto interacts with different people in the aftermath of the Pain fight, and why he is the way he is. Currently on hold.
When Silence Becomes Sin: Minato isn't an idiot. He has enough sense to know why the Third wanted him to be Hokage. Thing is. . . he doesn't feel ready for the job, and a talk with Orochimaru sends things in an entirely new and chaotic direction. Massive AU, many, many changes. Semi-evil but not bwahaha evil Orochimaru. Haven't even decided where to go with this yet, but it will be bizarre! Currently still writing on this one.
When Loss Becomes the Lesson: The whole idea of Godtrees and magical fruits ... no. Just no. Since Kishamoto appearantly has Uwe Boll writing his storylines, I decided to come up with my own backstory for the Juubi .. and the real reason why Madara is looking to put the world into a genjutsu. Still in outlining, about 85% outlined, probably will come out in 2016.
Mass Effect Stories to write or that have been written:
All of my ME stories have a female Shepard with an extremely violent, traumatic and scarring Earth background and history as the Butcher of Torfan. The primary mechanic is always Shepard and Garrus, although never romantically.
The main focus is always on enduring pain for what must be done, for what is right, for what things should be. There is not a happy ending. If anything, my endings will be more messed up and controversial than the ME3 ones. The entire story is SEVERELY AU, with a focus on realistic reasons and filling plot holes.
The name is ridiculous for a reason: you'll always remember it.
Of Sheep and Battlechicken: My AU retelling of ME1, with a more dangerous, involved Cerberus, a more conflicted Saren and Benezia, treachery, more snark from the Turian councilor (complete with air quotes). The evolution of a dangerous renegade with zero personality and all the empathy of a car tire to a real person. Completed, but currently being overhauled.
OSABC: And Then There Were None: A linking piece between OSABC I and OSABC II. Covers the span of time between the games, expanding on Shepard’s character and tidying up the methods of her death while adding fluff, badassery, and Zaeed. Complete.
OSABC II : That Which Cannot Die: My AU retelling of the events in ME2, with a completely new take on Cerberus, the Shadow Broker, and collectors. More psychological and angst driven than the first. Not a happy ending, including portions of Overlord, LofSB and Arrival. Starting.
OSABC: Faith is a Scary Thing : Short linking piece between ME2 and ME3. Mostly focused on the political fallout of Shepard, Cerberus, and the Collector defeat, and some of the events of Arrival. Also mechano-Tazzik vs. Richard Williams. Partially outlined.
OSABC III : Very Illusive : Highly AU retelling of ME3. Very significant deviations, and a complete rewrite of just about everything. Tries to keep match with the wild-ride feel of ME3, including a dual-claymore wielding Grunt and more meaningful interactions (or deaths) for lots of characters. Incorporates From Ashes as well. Also includes the real reason why the Reapers exist. Barely outlined.
Mass Effect One-shots and shorts to write or that have been written:
The Best Father a girl could wish for: Liara's meeting with Aethyta, start to finish, with some extra pieces (complete)
Mother's Tears : Grunt has his turn , a retelling of the fight against the Reaperized Rachni (complete)
No Single Raindrop: Liara, on the asari, love, life, and Shepard. In progress.
The Encyclopedia Biotica: My finest work, the only actual biotic document anywhere, that explains what biotics is and how it actually works and effects various races. In progress again, with the first expansion to biotics later on this year (2015).
An Engineer's Guide to the Technology of the Mass Effect Universe: Yet more documentation, this time a guide to the tech. Outlining is finally done, but don't expect anything before 2016.
The Cerberus Files: Two pieces, one about humanity, the other aliens. Constantly in progress. I may work on this from time to time, but do not expect regular updates, as each piece requires research. (Roughly 60% done) Currently on hold.
Lions in Blue and Silver: The story of the "Legacy" team as mentioned in OSABC. In progress (very slow updates)
Memories Long Forgotten: Rael'Zorah has to complete his Pilgrimage, but gets caught up in a whirlwind of political intrigue, inter-species romance, murder, and a shadow war between a Terminus Warlord and the Shadow Broker. Prequel to OSAB, with cameos by Saren. (dead, lack of interest)
STG Investigative Reports:One will be written every Christmas Eve! We've done the Thorian and Shepard, next up is the Volus! There is also now a whole series about the three main stories (Benezia Incident, Collector Incident, Crucible Incident)
Council Addenda: Internal Structure and Organization: A proposal by Seven Seven, a document covering the Citadel, C-SEC, the Ministry of Galactic Trade, Spectres, and the Citadel Fleet. Outlining is complete and three chapters are into second outlines. Maybe 2016? (Maybe not.)
Fear Unrelenting, Seen Darkly : My answer to what the Reaper Cycles are really about. What if the Reapers weren't the pinnacle of evolution? What if they were the hiding spots of a post singularity culture that tampered with things best left alone? A companion piece to the main story if you want to know more about the Reapers. (Completed)
THINGS I CANNOT ENJOY OR LIKE IN ANY FICTION (Personal Opinions)
THINGS I HAVE COME TO STRONGLY DISLIKE IN NARUTO STORIES: (Personal Opinions)
THINGS I HAVE COME TO STRONGLY DISLIKE IN MASS EFFECT STORIES: (Personal Opinions)