Ian Otter
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Joined 01-25-13, id: 4505474, Profile Updated: 07-11-20
Author has written 11 stories for Halo, Command & Conquer, Half-Life, and Gears of War.

Avatar image is Finnbarr Galedeep from the book, The Bellmaker, written by Brian Jacques


Halo Universe

- The Life and Death of Moss Shen (Title subjected to change)

[As the name implies, this series of stories follows the adventures of Moss Shen as he tries to survive the madness that is the Human-Covenant War]

- Missing in Action (Complete)

Taking place in 2545 (seven years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved) during the Battle of Actium, Sergeant Moss Shen and his squad attempt to accomplish their mysterious objective, all while the world around them threatens to tear itself apart by the seams.

- Last Round (Complete)

Taking place a few months after Missing in Action, in the aftermath of the Actium Campaign, Sergeant Moss Shen is left struggling to move on from the nightmares and horrors he witnessed and did in the name of survival. (Direct sequel to Missing in Action)

- Last Man Standing (Complete)

Taking place in 2547 (five years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved) during the Battle of Skopje, Sergeant Moss Shen and his squad find themselves cut off and surrounded by Covenant forces. There is only one recourse of action left: fighting until the last man standing.

- Other Halo Stories

[These stories are all standalone stories, but (most) are intended to take place in the same universe as the Moss Shen stories. As such, characters, events, and technology will appear in these stories, as well as the aforementioned ones.]

- Noble, Vi (Complete)

A one-shot set during the Lone Wolf level of Halo: Reach, Lieutenant Viola "Vi" Noble; a.k.a. SPARTAN-B312, a.k.a. Noble Six; reflects on life's little ironies. (This story is not directly connected with my other Halo stories, but can be viewed as such)

- Halo: Atlantic Resolve (Complete)

An alternative universe one-shot: a single Covenant battlecruiser is accidentally sent back in time to Earth, 2015. Now what? (This story is not connected with any of my other Halo stories.)

- Swamps (Complete)

A one-shot set in 2546 (six years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved) during the Battle of New Llaneli, a special operations unit is sent down to the surface to recover a high-risk personnel before she can be captured by the Covenant. Unfortunately, as the team is quick to discover, not everything is as simple as it initially appears.

- Other Universes

- Of Airplanes, Wolves, and Kane (Complete)

- A story set in the Command and Conquer universe, this was a challenge between myself and my editor, Darkfire7881 (see my favorite author's for a link to his profile)

- Gears of War: Last Hope (Complete)

A "fusion" story between the Gears of War and Halo games, this was a request from a reader of mine who had wished to see a story regarding the (then) recent addition of the Kat and Emile skins to the Gears 5 multiplayer. As I was not familiar with the new GOW trilogy, this story instead takes place during the original GOW series.

- Half-Life: Opposing Force 2 (Complete)

A one-shot story written in celebration of the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx, Half-Life: Opposing Force 2 will attempt to further the story of that of Adrian Shephard, the protagonist of the original Opposing Force (note: despite having the same name, this story has nothing to do with the Opposing Force 2 mod.)

- Abandoned Stories

- A Day in the Limelight (Halo)

This story was an attempt to depict other aspects of the military not generally seen in most media. It proved to be much more difficult than I anticipated and as such, has been abandoned. While some elements and chapters have been salvaged and re-purposed for other stories, this story is not to be considered part of my universe's canon.

"Mostly Dead" Stories

- Battle: Actium (Halo)

This story was an experimental story where I could explore different concepts and writing techniques I otherwise wouldn't have tried. Originally was never planning on finishing it, but then once I got halfway through, I changed my mind and decided I would. However, by the time I reached chapter 38, I reached the conclusion that the story itself had gotten way too bloated and complex, and would require a major re-write. As such, it was abandoned, though potentially, it will be rewritten as some point in the future. (Awaiting rewrite)

My Editors

- Darkfire7881

- TheWildCanuck

(see my favorite author's tab for links to their profiles.)

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Animorphs: 2010 by Lady Kino reviews
The year is 2010 and the Yeerks have only just arrived on Earth. Jake, a veteran in his mid-20's, must put his career plans on hold when he and his friends discover a dying alien who warns them about the coming invasion. AU
Animorphs - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 57,394 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 8/12/2019 - Published: 9/29/2010
Last Picture of Man by Darkfire7881 reviews
A small one-off based on a challenge between myself and IanOtter. When mankind is on the brink of extinction, what else is there to do but stare death in the face and show your defiance?
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,554 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/7/2019 - Complete
The Fighting Spirit by smart grid reviews
Spartans never die, they say. When Jorge gave his life to save his home planet of Reach, he never imagined that he would survive. But now he finds himself neck deep in the troubles of another universe; he will do what he has been trained to do, what all Spartans do best: fight.
Crossover - Halo & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 40 - Words: 176,374 - Reviews: 793 - Favs: 1,376 - Follows: 1,343 - Updated: 3/4/2019 - Published: 12/1/2011 - Jorge-052/Noble Five, Shepard - Complete
Compromised (the art of being unmade) by foolondahill17 reviews
"Well, now that we're no longer trying to kill each other… Natasha Romanoff, I'd like to introduce you to my wife, Laura Barton." Or, the love story of Laura and Clint as seen through the eyes of Natasha Romanoff, who is certainly not in love with Clint herself. A series of vignettes chronicling Natasha and Clint's relationship. Contains at intervals adventure, angst, and whump.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 48,571 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 1/4/2016 - Published: 6/27/2015 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Hawkeye/Clint B., Hulk/Bruce B., Laura B. - Complete
Stray by Speakfire reviews
There's a difference between surviving and living. Natasha/Clint *NOW COMPLETE*
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,580 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 7/17/2014 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Hawkeye/Clint B., Black Widow/Natasha R. - Complete
Tingo (Pascuense) by scribblemyname reviews
After the fall of SHIELD, Clint didn't want to move in to the Avengers Tower. Natasha thought it only practical.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,749 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 10 - Published: 5/15/2014 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Hawkeye/Clint B. - Complete
Interstitium by AssaultSloth reviews
Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 33 - Words: 535,038 - Reviews: 927 - Favs: 1,117 - Follows: 776 - Updated: 4/30/2014 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Shepard, Garrus V., Miranda L., Tali'Zorah - Complete
Heroes Don't Come Home by oncethrown reviews
Set during # 54 The Beginning. The mothers of the Animorphs reflect on the changed world and their changed children.
Animorphs - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,893 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 5/11/2013 - Published: 4/13/2013
Forward by Peptuck reviews
Following the Miranda broadwave, there's only one direction for Malcolm Reynolds and his crew to go. Part Nine: Wrath: Cornered on Persephone, River faces both the dark products of the Academy, and her own inner demons. Post-BDM, Series.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 78 - Words: 508,361 - Reviews: 1739 - Favs: 1,472 - Follows: 1,274 - Updated: 5/4/2013 - Published: 2/27/2008 - River
And Baby Makes Eight by tielan reviews
The curious tale of how the Avengers adopted Maria Hill and her daughter. [Avengers as family, kidfic, background Clint/Natasha, background Tony/Pepper, eventually Steve/Maria][COMPLETE 29th March, 2013]
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 31,579 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 3/28/2013 - Published: 3/11/2013 - Agent Maria Hill, Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S., Pepper P. - Complete
Mass Effect: Interregnum by The Naked Pen reviews
The Battle of the Citadel has been won. Saren Arterius is dead. Commander Shepard is dead. Garrus Vakarian isn't. Alone on Omega among slavers, murderers, mercenaries, insane warlords and the worst of the galaxy's criminals, he does the only thing he can: declares war. The Archangel legend is born, but angels can fall. Nothing's ever easy...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Crime - Chapters: 55 - Words: 303,425 - Reviews: 380 - Favs: 626 - Follows: 353 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Complete
The Woman in the Crosshairs by Frea O'Scanlin reviews
In which Clint has a new hobby and Natasha isn't curious, until she is. Black Widow and Hawkeye, their partnership—and what it means—throughout the years.
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,805 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 313 - Follows: 43 - Published: 10/24/2012 - Black Widow/Natasha R., Hawkeye/Clint B. - Complete
Idyllic by Sarah1281 reviews
It was a secret war they pretended didn't exist for so long but eventually they all became aware of it and then there was no going back for any of them. The ending was almost inevitable but it's the journey that matters. Snapshots of the Berenson family.
Animorphs - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 100 - Words: 230,913 - Reviews: 541 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/21/2012 - Published: 11/19/2010 - Jake, Tom B. - Complete
Self Defense by SLynn reviews
Even Tony knows when it's time to admit defeat. Movieverse. Tony, Clint, hints of Clint/Natasha
Avengers - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,963 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 39 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Iron Man/Tony S., Hawkeye/Clint B. - Complete
Do Unto Others by Halcyon5 reviews
AU. A small group of Jedi flees Coruscant after Sidious's purge, making contact with unexpected allies who may be able to help them regain what was lost.
Crossover - Star Wars & Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 22 - Words: 171,436 - Reviews: 757 - Favs: 1,076 - Follows: 1,092 - Updated: 4/6/2012 - Published: 4/8/2011 - Anakin Skywalker
insurgere by Silver Pard reviews
Hufflepuff is the house of the leftovers, the losers, the forgotten. Well, Tom Riddle thinks, it's time to change that.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,414 - Reviews: 513 - Favs: 3,644 - Follows: 720 - Published: 3/27/2010 - Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Unrealized Peacekeeper by OneEye the DRD reviews
AU: In the fourth season episode "Unrealized Reality", we saw an alternate John Crichton who became a Peacekeeper captain. This is the story of how that might have happened.... Work In Progress
Farscape - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 178,804 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 191 - Updated: 1/3/2010 - Published: 11/15/2002
Dead on Delivery by Dr. Bross reviews
No one gets a break in the Koprulu Sector. Not even a nobody like Walter Raleigh. He thought he was getting the easiest job of his life. Instead, he set himself up to meet the nastiest Zerg and Protoss forces in the sector...
StarCraft - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,749 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/13/2004 - Published: 8/24/2004 - Complete
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Swamps reviews
It was supposed to be a simple mission. Find the doctor and get out. But in the swamps of New Llanelli, Sergeant Izabella Trokán and her team will soon discover: nothing is ever that simple.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,684 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/11
Halo: Atlantic Resolve reviews
Even for the Covenant, the secrets of slipspace remain locked. In 2552, en route to participate in the ongoing invasion of Earth, a temporal displacement event sends a single Covenant battlecruiser 500 years to the past: to Earth, 2015. This time, there is no UNSC to stop them, only the disjointed armies of the past. Will humanity be able to survive this invasion?
Halo - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,723 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/30 - Complete
Battle: Actium reviews
Before the Fall of Reach, the Battle of Actium was one of the bloodiest land battles of the Human-Covenant War. Experience the fighting through the eyes of those who fought, and died, in her defense. (Companion piece to my other story, Missing in Action) (Abandoned.)
Halo - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 46 - Words: 475,073 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 5/15 - Published: 11/2/2018 - Complete
Last Round reviews
The Battle of Actium is over. While Sergeant Moss Shen was able to survive the horrors of a full-scale Covenant invasion, many others… weren't. With his friends dead and his family gone, Moss is faced with his hardest battle yet: the one against himself. Does he have it within him to fight one more round? (Sequel to Missing in Action)
Halo - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 46,930 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/27 - Published: 12/20/2019 - Complete
Half-Life: Opposing Force 2 reviews
For Corporal Adrian Shepherd, he would have thought with the destruction of the Black Mesa Facility, that would have been the end of it. That the nightmare would end. Unfortunately, it seemed as though fate had other plans for him. The right man in the wrong place indeed...
Half-Life - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,054 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 17 - Published: 3/6 - A. Shephard
Gears of War: Last Hope reviews
Fourteen years of warfare against the Locust Swarm has left the world of Sera broken and scarred. For Gears Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago, there is no hope left, only death. However, the arrival of an ancient and forgotten force might change all that. But only time will tell if these newcomers are angels of salvation... or harbingers of death.
Crossover - Halo & Gears of War - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 34,580 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 2/7 - Published: 12/27/2019 - Emile-A239/Noble Four, Catherine-B320/Kat/Noble Two, Marcus F., Dominic S. - Complete
Of Airplanes, Wolves, and Kane
An unauthorized flight of a civilian plane into a Tiberium Yellow Zone. An unexpected infiltration of a GDI military intelligence center. And the discovery of a possibly new and terrifying Nod operative. Can General Jack Granger of GDI command unravel the Brotherhood's newest plot before it's too late? (Sort of a crackfic based on a challenge between myself and Darkfire7881)
Command & Conquer - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,027 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/9/2019 - Complete
Noble, Vi reviews
In the last moments of her life, Noble VI reflects on life's little ironies
Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,661 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/18/2018 - SPARTAN-B312/Noble Six - Complete
Missing in Action reviews
(Human-Covenant War) After two months on the frontline fighting the Covenant, Corporal Moss Shen and his squad were counting on some well-earned R&R. Unfortunately, the Covenant weren't so considerate. Embroiled in a fight for their lives once more, they'll soon find out that the survival of a simple colony isn't the only thing at stake…
Halo - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 24 - Words: 261,347 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 8/1/2018 - Published: 11/1/2017 - OC - Complete
A Day in the Limelight reviews
Spartans. They were the apex of human evolution. Their accomplishments were the stuff of legends. Yet, all together, they barely made up a single percentage of the UNSC military. So, what about the other 99.99%? What were they up to? This fic attempts to explore the struggles that the other, not so special people may had to face.
Halo - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 30,278 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/1/2015 - Published: 2/16/2015
Last Man Standing reviews
Surrounded. Cut off. This is how a paratrooper fights. This is how a paratrooper dies. UNSC Army/No Spartans
Halo - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,116 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/11/2013 - Complete