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Joined 09-20-03, id: 458001, Profile Updated: 02-07-14
Author has written 5 stories for X-Men, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

These are my main interests when it comes to stories in general: rationality, science, infodumps and transgender issues. In fan fiction, I usually appreciate canon characters who are in character, some kind of plot and a world that is "in character". I don't mind original characters or casts or changing the world or characters more rational; in fact, I think I like them. What I generally don't like is romance and love themes, possibly because I have such a hard time understanding them.

These are some of the fandoms I'm familiar with and might read fanfic of: X-Men comics and other Marvel stuff, The Left Hand of Darkness book and other Hainish stuff, Fullmetal Alchemist comics, Harry Potter books, Babylon 5 TV series and Order of the Stick comics. These are fandoms I'm familiar with but a little less interested in reading fanfic of: Metroid games, Legend of Zelda games, Elfquest comics and TV series Stargate, Farscape, Earth: Final Conflict and Star Trek. I'm also familiar with other fandoms, but I suspect that I'm not that interested in reading fanfic about them.

Some links to my pages for perusal: picture collection at Elftown, adult art, fan art at Elfwood and stories at Elfwood.

Maybe more about me is in order. I draw humanoids, write weird stories, like sci-fi and fantasy, role-play (table-top and play-by-post), read books and comics, watch films and TV, play video games, hang around in IRC a lot and study stuff related to computers and physics. I'm good with languages (grammar, not speaking).

Speaking of languages, I attempt to write my stories with all the grammatical correctness that I can muster, so don't be hesitant about pointing out any oddities. This goes for any language. Furthermore, I'm not very good with descriptions and synonyms, so I would appreciate it if any reader can come up with a nice word or a better way of describing something. When I review stories, I almost always touch the subject of spelling or grammar. So if you need help with that...

I don't do gender. Feel free to call me "it". (Go on this TVtropes page, expand Literature and find "Bel Thorne".) My choice would be the Spivak neo-pronouns (ey, em, eir).

And finally: I want to read any story that features an actual androgyne / hermaphrodite / monoecious person / gynandromorph / intersex person / epicene / manwoman / insert-synonym-here who doesn't consider emself to be of either sex! Original fiction, any fandom, all goes. Well, okay, it needs to be reasonably well-written so that I can understand it.

Finished fan fiction projects

  • Forged in Ice: A relatively serious story about Envy being in Fort Briggs. It isn't entirely humourless either, though compared to the original FMA manga, there are fewer funny moments. I tried to keep the (very few) canon characters as close to canon as I could. The story isn't very strong plot-wise as it mostly concentrates on Envy doing stuff and stuff happening to it. If you're interested about the fic's writing process, read my LJ post about it. In a way, the story is like a giant prologue to...
  • Forged in Ice 2: Similar in style to Forged in Ice, it picks up right where the first one left. It has a considerably better plot than the first one (or so I hope). I wrote most of the content for it for NaNoWriMo 2012 and the story is now finished. Currently, I have no plans to make another sequel, but provided a good and big enough idea turns up, I might write more of it. So I won't say no to suggestions!
  • Fan fiction projects on hold or invading my brain

  • "The Right Hand of Light": ...yeah. In planning, slight chance of becoming a story of some kind.
  • Abandoned and incomplete fan fiction projects

  • Jarkire: A HP fanfic that haunted my brain until I drew and wrote some. It's probably outright plagiarism since I'm sort of "rewriting" the books while inserting my horrible little Mary Sue (though I suppose it's harder to notice the blatant Mary Sue tendencies because I'm kind of weird that way) in there. I can share it on request, though, but I won't publish it on the net or anything unless someone manages to convince me that it's not plagiarism. Here's Jarkire's bio.
  • Leader: A sort of embarrassing beginning of an X-Men fanfic I wrote when I was about 15–17.
  • Original stories

  • Tales from Kyerrion, my biggest story at the moment.

  • The covers for my stories are drawings that I have made.

  • Cover for Forged in Ice / Jäästä tehty finished on 2013-02-11.
  • Cover for Forged in Ice 2 finished on 2013-03-16.
  • I also have a dedicated gallery for Fullmetal Alchemist related art.

    2014-02-07: I edited chapters 25 and 26 of Forged in Ice 2 a bit (just changed a few words). I changed the part in chapter 26 where Shrike first talks to Envy. The story should now be in its final form.

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    Phylactery by Shade40 reviews
    Six years after the Promised Day, Selim is Homunculus and child. As he studies alchemy, Selim realizes it is possible to resurrect his family. The Homunculi deserve the same second chance that he was given, but while they struggle to embrace their newfound humanity, an unknown player comes with a deal that divides them. Post-FMAB with bits from 2003 series. For Homunculi-lovers.
    Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 39 - Words: 250,666 - Reviews: 426 - Favs: 394 - Follows: 374 - Updated: 2/12 - Published: 8/7/2012 - Envy, Pride, Mrs. Bradley, Selim B.
    Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
    Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
    Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 34024 - Favs: 22,269 - Follows: 17,084 - Updated: 3/14/2015 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
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    Forged in Ice – alternatives and extra chapters reviews
    Here are some alternative chapters and courses of action that could have but didn't happen in Forged in Ice and Forged in Ice 2. Read Forged in Ice before this! Updates sometimes. (If you're wondering why there are fewer stories in my listing, it's because I decided to finally use this story like I intended. All bonus stuff to Forged in Ice is in here!)
    Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: M - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,541 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/7/2014 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Envy, Olivier A., OC
    Jäästä tehty
    Envy haluaa todistaa itselleen ja muille olevansa ihmisiä ylivertaisempi. Hän päätyy Briggsin linnoitukseen ja yrittää vaikeuksista huolimatta kestää ihmisten keskellä olemista. Sisältää muodonmuuttamisen (muka)tieteellistä analyysiä. (For the English version, see the story Forged in Ice.)
    Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - Finnish - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,778 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 12/10/2012 - Envy, Olivier A., OC
    Forged in Ice 2 reviews
    An interesting chain of events starts with a vacation from Briggs. Envy goes suspiciously far in making a friend and finds itself defying Olivier Armstrong. (This story happens after Forged in Ice.)
    Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 26 - Words: 121,585 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 10/18/2013 - Published: 11/4/2012 - Envy, Olivier A., OC - Complete
    Forged in Ice reviews
    Envy goes to search for itself in Fort Briggs. Expect some scientific exploration of shapeshifting. (Suomenkielinen versio on Jäästä tehty.)
    Fullmetal Alchemist - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 51,888 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 5/7/2012 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Envy, Olivier A., OC - Complete
    Leader reviews
    What if the X-Men had really died in the issue 113? This far, Ktelor is the only original character of my own and the others belong to Marvel. NOTE: this fic is abadoned and unfinished! Sorry.
    X-Men - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,058 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 3/23/2004 - Published: 9/20/2003