Author has written 8 stories for Discworld, Mass Effect, Heroes of Might and Magic, Temeraire, and Sherlock Holmes.
Alright...what could you possibly want to know about me? Ah yes, I know now...
As my stories might tend to make obvious, I have a deeply-set love (perhaps bordering on obsession...perhaps way over the line into insane obsession) with Discworld. Don't ask me why, I would have to list over a million small reasons, and several major ones. Before anyone asks, my stories also tell you who my favorite characters are. Namely, tied for first, Lord Havelock Vetinari and Sam Vimes. I also like Granny Weatherwax, Death, Susan, Moist von Lipwig, Adora Belle Dearheart, and the entire Watch...I think the Watch should go first though. *chuckles*
As my choice in favorite books may suggest, I enjoy some cerebral humor mixed with dark and sometimes more...bawdy sorts, coupled with a point. If you look for meanings in a book, you'll find hundreds. Look for valid points about life through the ages, you'll only find a few. Lord of the Rings made a point with Isengard and Mordor about the Industrial Revolution, and how it was destroying the little farming communities that were so lovely and nice. Discworld, it seems, makes hundreds of valid points about real society in every book. But I'm really forgetting a few favorites, I just know it.
I'm also, contrary to my first impressions every morning, a dedicated gamer, particularly of the Science Fiction and the fantasy genres. I adore the Mass Effect series and have played it four times on Xbox, 1-3, and twice on my PC. I also love the Heroes of Might and Magic (HOMM) series, though I haven't played VI yet. I also adore the Elder Scrolls series, and Spore, and Hellgate: London, Sid Meyer's Civilization series, Dark Messiah (An FPS/RPG set in the HOMM world), and the Zoo Tycoon series. Oh yeah, and Impossible Creatures, because who didn't adore that game? And Dragon Age: Origins and Awakening are also up there, but 2 really pissed me off. I'm hoping for better with Inquisition. Guild Wars 2 is also great, and I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting, just like in the books. If I write even a single fic about it, I like it a lot.
I have always enjoyed writing, and as I have been writing since I was in Third Grade, I feel I have gotten pretty good at it. However, my teachers and friends have noted that I try to compact as much information as possible into as few words as possible, so my word count is pretty...low, probably, compared to some other authors.
I think that's all you need to know, other than my beloved belief that we are all students no matter our age, and that reading each others works is one way we can come to understand things in our world around us. Oh, and that if you look below this you will see some quotes from Lord Vetinari and Vimes, because I couldn't resist.
'And is he a fair and just ruler?'
Like Death, which some of the city's less fortunate citizens considered he intimately resembled, the Patrician never got angry until he had time to think about it. But sometimes he thought very quickly. -Refer to the above.
And when the Patrician was unhappy, he became very democratic. He found intricate and painful ways of spreading that unhappiness as far as possible. -Guards! Guards!, about the Patrician in a bad mood.
'Never build a dungeon you wouldn't be happy to spend the night in yourself,' said the Patrician, laying out the food on the cloth. 'The world would be a happier place if more people remembered that. -Guards! Guards!, in reference to dungeons.
'Never trust any ruler who puts his faith in tunnels and bunkers and escape routes. The chances are that his heart isn't in the job.' -Refer to above. The Patrician practically admitting that his heart is in the job...because let's face it, would we trust any other man to run AM as lovingly as he does?
"I think [Vimes]'s got a sort of soft spot for the Patrician, in his way. He once said that if anyone was going to kill Vetinari, he'd like it to be him." Captain Carrot Ironfounderson on Vimes. Feet of Clay.
"It is not a good idea to spray finest brandy across the room, especially when your lighted cigar is in the way." Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay
"Thousands of years ago the old empire had enforced the Pax Morporkia, which had said to the world: 'Do not fight or we will kill you.' The Pax had arisen again, but this time it said: 'If you fight, we'll call in your mortgages. And incidentally, that's my pike you're pointing at me. I paid for that shield you're holding. And take my helmet off when you speak to me, you horrible little debtor.' " Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay, about Ankh-Morpork.
"I was talking about policing, not alcohol. There's lots of people willing to help you with the alcohol business, but there's no one out there arranging little meetings where you can stand up and say, 'My name is Sam and I'm a really suspicious bastard.'" Commander Samuel Vimes, Feet of Clay.
“Steal five dollars and you were a petty thief. Steal thousands of dollars and you were either a government or a hero.” Terry Pratchett, Going Postal, Moist's thoughts on stealing.
"Vimes lowered the ape, who wisely didn't make an issue of it because a man angry enough to lift 300lbs of orangutan without noticing is a man with too much on his mind." Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
"Anyway, what was there to be afraid of? [Vimes]'d stared into the jaws of death three times; four if you counted telling Lord Vetinari to shut up." Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!, Vimes thinking to himself.
"No bloody flying newt sets fire to my city!…if anyone ever sets fire to this city, it's going to be me!" Captain Samuel Vimes, Guards! Guards!
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