Author has written 13 stories for Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Doom, Dragon Ball Z, and StarTrek: The Original Series.
Hi, As the name of the page says; I’m Bryan Dacote! Formally known as John Dacote and MetalshadowN64. I’m currently 25, I’m a hobbyist fanfiction writer who mostly writes stories for the Legend of Zelda since its what got me into reading fanfiction and if you look at my favorites you’ll see most of them are for LoZ.
I’m somewhat of a sperratic writer who will go for long periods without updates and then other times where I will be making updates frequently.
I’m pretty big into video games (mostly from the N64 and Gamecube Eras) I’m also a big anime/manga geek. I’m not gonna really bother listing all the games and animes I like since it’s a good sized list and it’s something I’d need to pointlessly update later. So basically the only major favorite games I have are LoZ: Majora’s Mask, Megaman Legends, Doom 3, Battlezone (1998), Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, Tales of Vesperia, and Skies of Arcadia. Animes are as follows: Steins;Gate, Eden of the East, FMA: Brotherhood, Case Closed, Ghibli movies, and various others. I don’t watch much “regular” TV anymore but I’ve been a Star Trek fanatic since I could walk, and I like M*A*S*H a lot. Favorite movies are as follows: Back To The Future trilogy, all Star Trek movies, and Castle in the Sky.
My Favorite books are “The Killer’s Cousin”, “And Then There Were None”, “Doom 3: Worlds on Fire”, Sherlock Holmes stories, and “Metal Gear Solid” (yes; the book adaption)
I can be pretty opinionated, but I always try to keep an open mind to anything. I tend to swear on occasion (I used to do it a lot more, I think) and this is reflected in my stories. I don’t drop F-bombs everywhere, just in parts I feel that could use it (usually in times of anger and such). I consider myself agnostic with a touch of fatalist (belief in fate/destiny) mixed in.
In terms of my writing style I notice I don’t write that much action and I tend to focus on drama and very little fantasy - so no characters who can go “OVER 9000!” at any given moment from me. Lately I’ve been writing shorter stories since I lack the patience and concentration to do long stories. I like to focus on family – especially relationships between fathers and their sons. But I also like to dabble in some romance and tragedy.
My current in-progress stories are:
“The Unwalked Path” (DBZ) – This is an AU of the what if events of Goku’s life if he was raised on Planet Vegeta instead of Earth (along with a large number of other changes) The story is mostly being told by Kakarot to Goku (will go into how they are even meeting near the conclusion of the story but I may do a fight between them at the end) This will cover the Bardock movie and Freeza saga in particular.
“Heroes Rise” (Doom) – I have been working on this off and on since I was in High School, I refuse to dump this story since I do intend to finish it one day. I have upleaded the rest of the old chapters as to show my early fanfiction writing career. I am restarting the series but the story will follow pretty much the same events as from the old chapters except with various plot differences, and more importantly; a much better writing style.
“Can A Villain Become A Hero?” (Zelda) – this is a reboot of one of my earliest fanfiction story attempts (actually its older than Heroes Rise by about a year) This story was originally just a means of making Dark Link a good guy and pairing him up with Malon. I originally dumped the story since I sucked at romance more than I do now and that I didn’t have the plot well thought out and it was riddled with plot holes – especially by today’s standard with the Split Timeline theory. This will be taking place after Ocarina of Time and linking into Wind Waker.
“Eye of the Saiyan” (DBZ) this is a short story that will be one chapter long that is a possibly canon fight between Goku and Bardock (and a smart part with Raditz) on King Kai’s planet during the Saiyan Saga. Basically King Kai has decided to test Goku’s progress with his training and to see if he can use the Kaio-ken technique in combat against Bardock. This story was going to be called “Son of a Saiyan” but I decided on “Eye of the Saiyan” since this story fits the song “Eye of the Tiger” more-so than “Son of Man” which it was originally inspired from.
Fanfiction Audiobook YouTube Channel
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I have started a sort of side project on Youtube where - with the permission of Fanfiction Authors - I download and convert the text from Fanfictions into Audiobooks with a synthesized voice. I have only just started this channel and I'm still learning my limitations with this but if there is one thing I am; its persistent when produced with a technical problem.
So far I received the permissions from:
And of course: Myself lol
Each and every fanfiction I upload will contain links to the story and its respective author.
Completed Works are as follows:
“Give a Reason”,
I also have completed 3 original short stories which you can find by googling “MetalshadowN64 Yola”. They are mostly set in WWII and one in Vietnam.
"Megaman Legends": This is a novelization to the game of the same name. It was a side project but I decided to instead dump it since it'd take me a long time to finish it and it would require a lot more attention than what I am willing to give. I am proud of what is already there though.
"Can A Villain Become A Hero?" and "Doom: Heroes Rise" are two stories that I have decided to restart fresh since at the time I don't think I was fully thinking out the plots of both as much as I should have. Plus I keep cringing to the poor writing. They are two stories with potential imo and they deserve better care.