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Joined 02-28-01, id: 46508, Profile Updated: 01-05-23
Author has written 12 stories for Card Captor Sakura, Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン, and Aldnoah Zero/アルドノア・ゼロ.

FDD status as of 5 January 2023: The final chapter of Act 3 was published on the fic's 10-year anniversary, Nov 6, 2022. Outlining and planning for Act 4 is ongoing, and is not on any particular timeline.

I occasionally update the above blurb or my FFN profile with notes about the amount of progress towards the next chapter. But if you don't mind spoilers, story scraps and chapter segments in progress are posted for feedback on the FDD discussion thread at the creative writing forum. Did I mention beware of spoilers?

Unfortunately you'll have to Google for it or use the link on my site, because nothing that smells even remotely like a URL is allowed in FFN profiles or stories.

I can't force myself to write; the inspiration is either there or it's not.

As you can see below, I've got some older one-shot stuff, most of it from CCS. Do bear in mind that those fics are quite old; after 2002, life happened and I stopped writing fic as I largely dropped out of anime fandom for a time. Before that I ficced variously for Harry Potter, Pet Shop of Horrors, Karekano, Transformers, and all sorts of other random things that don't exist on the Internet anymore.

A decade later, I found myself completely sucked into an anime called Sword Art Online, based on a series of light novels by Reki Kawahara. The timeskips and narrow character focus of the official SAO canon leave an almost unlimited amount of room for original stories and characters to play in; the series is practically begging to be ficced, and I was compelled.

Over five years and five hundred thousand words later, I'm still writing. Just slowly as I deal with the needful. Life has been a bit of a struggle in recent years, and that's made finding creative energy a struggle as well, but I'm doing my best.

I have two main areas of focus for my SAO fics:

Fairy Dance of Death: an AU reboot of the entire SAO storyline, starting from the premise that Kayaba Akihiko was obsessed with high fantasy and Norse Mythology rather than swords and melee combat, and created the death game of Alfheim Online rather than the floating castle of Aincrad. This third person multi-POV epic is divided up into major arcs, or Acts--the first of which spans chapters 1 through 13, and the second of which runs through chapter 30. Work-in-progress scraps and reader discussions are posted on the Spacebattles creative writing forums.

Kadyn and Camilla: the adventures of a husband-and-wife team through the game, told from Kadyn's first-person perspective. My aim is to make them believable, flawed human characters and give their perspective on some of the other characters and events in canon without involving them in an intrusive way. Although there's an understandable prejudice against stories that focus on OCs, I think this is where most of the more interesting and original stories can be told, and I hope you'll give mine a chance. Start with The Unraveling, which is their origin story.

My quick-and-dirty SAO page contains more information, including links to original hi-res maps of Alfheim and the 11th floor of Aincrad as depicted in my stories, as well as a considerable amount of information about Majutsugo, the language of magic I created for FDD.

Update: FFN apparently just keeps getting more and more pointlessly draconian about stripping out anything resembling an external link; now they're not even allowed in profiles. Piece together the following in your browser if you want to visit my SAO page: ayashi DOT net SLASH sao

For those who care about such things, a bit about who I am.

Let me put it this way: when I first got into anime, there was precious little brought over commercially, most of it bad, and almost all of it dubbed. If you wanted fansubs, you had to acquire them by finding someone (or more often, someone who knew someone else) who had them--without the Internet--and give them money to dub VHS copies and mail them to you. Crunchyroll? Torrents? We live in a goddamned golden age, as far as I'm concerned. XD

I'm a bit of a renaissance man in the classic sense, in that I pursue a very broad set of creative and intellectual disciplines. Among other things, I'm a linguist by hobby with a focus on Japanese and conlanging, and by trade I work in IT (which will come as no surprise to anyone who's read my SAO fic), where I've had roles anywhere from call center tech support to administering server farms for a multi-billion dollar e-commerce site to data visualization. I love to create, especially the written word. I live in the Pacific Northwest with a cat and an absolutely ridiculous amount of Lego parts. I've had some of the Lego stuff I created go viral; if you pay any attention to such things and have any interest in video games, you've probably seen at least one of them.

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Monochrome Duet by Solid Shark reviews
After the brutal 25th Floor Boss Raid, Asuna has left Kirito's side to join the Knights of Blood. With his partner gone, Kirito resigns himself to returning to the life of a solo player-until a familiar face from the lower floors unexpectedly reenters his life. The strangely-human NPC Kizmel, despite her quest being over, has returned to his side... Kirito/Kizmel.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 38 - Words: 662,440 - Reviews: 1028 - Favs: 2,181 - Follows: 2,329 - Updated: 8/16 - Published: 5/6/2016 - [Kirito/Kazuto K., Kizmel]
Dauntless by Allora Gale reviews
Lelouch had been quite happy with his life. Sure they were living in obscurity, but he and Nunnally were safe. All of that changes however, when his identity is revealed and Lelouch is forced back into the fold of the Imperial family.
Code Geass - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 103 - Words: 712,438 - Reviews: 9062 - Favs: 7,367 - Follows: 6,697 - Updated: 11/4/2021 - Published: 7/25/2010 - Lelouch L.
Mass Effect: Human Revolution by IgnusDei reviews
Adam Jensen finds himself in a time only dreamed of in vids, humanity is now part of a great galactic community that fears synthetics, and he struggles to find his place within it. Note: Primarily a DX/ME crossover, with elements borrowed and integrated from other Square Enix franchises.
Crossover - Deus Ex & Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Supernatural - Chapters: 91 - Words: 876,978 - Reviews: 2703 - Favs: 3,037 - Follows: 3,079 - Updated: 6/14/2021 - Published: 3/12/2012
A Dead World by Laluzi reviews
He had been captured; Alex Mercer knew that much was obvious. But if that was the case, why had his captors just left him there without security? How had he ended up in a bunker buried in some kind of giant desert? Where was everyone? And when the hell did bottlecaps become currency?
Crossover - Fallout & Prototype - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 42 - Words: 588,752 - Reviews: 2574 - Favs: 3,710 - Follows: 3,826 - Updated: 10/3/2019 - Published: 10/11/2012 - Courier, Arcade G., Alex M./Zeus
Twisted Fates by Flailing Orchid reviews
Volume 1-The Dragoon(Complete): A young man visiting Japan is tangled up in SAO's incidents. Using somewhat shady tactics, he stays at the forefront of the leveling curve. After stumbling onto a Unique Skill, he catches the eye of a certain guild leader. Volume 2-Coming Soon.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 53,165 - Reviews: 189 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 369 - Updated: 12/24/2016 - Published: 9/12/2012
The Tale of Gary Stunning: A Typically Obnoxious SAO Self Insert Story by HarrowedBow1 reviews
Gary Stunning, both the Mr. Universe and Stephen Hawking of the VRMMORPG community, is just an average teenager. He is normal as it gets: he plays RPGs, drives his Jaguar E-Type V12, wins kendo competitions while blindfolded, protects his bombshell babe of a sister, and is criminally handsome. But what will he do when he's dragged into the mysterious Death Game of Sword Art Online?
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Parody/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,581 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 10/14/2016 - Published: 2/16/2014 - [OC, Asuna/Asuna Y., Lisbeth/Rika S., Silica/Keiko A.] - Complete
Link to Reality by Queen of Corners reviews
Reboot of ALfheim Arc. After everything they'd been through in SAO, Kirito and Asuna find themselves trapped in yet another virtual reality setting. This time, however, they don't quite know the requirements for getting out.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 222,189 - Reviews: 464 - Favs: 1,610 - Follows: 905 - Updated: 6/27/2014 - Published: 1/13/2014 - Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y. - Complete
Lelouch of Britannia by Cal reflector reviews
History often hinges on a moment. What if young Lelouch avoided the fate of exile and remained with the royal family? All roles become reversed. The tale of Lelouch's quest for power and vengeance as the Black Prince of the Empire.
Code Geass - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 138,685 - Reviews: 3152 - Favs: 5,207 - Follows: 4,609 - Updated: 6/21/2014 - Published: 10/2/2007 - Lelouch L.
On the Wings of an Eagle by FernandelDeLaFrance reviews
Near the end of his life, Ezio Auditore, once Mentor of the Assassins, decides to serve his order with his dying breath by retrieving an ancient artefact. To his surprise, it whisks him away to a strange country of magic, where old eagles fly again...
Crossover - Familiar of Zero & Assassin's Creed - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 146,667 - Reviews: 817 - Favs: 3,170 - Follows: 3,292 - Updated: 2/26/2014 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Louise, Ezio A.
Moments by momoxtoshiro reviews
A compilation of short drabbles about Kirito and Asuna during some of the simplest of times, which also prove to be some of the most important.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 60 - Words: 131,008 - Reviews: 1351 - Favs: 1,331 - Follows: 823 - Updated: 1/3/2014 - Published: 11/16/2012 - [Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y.] - Complete
Side By Side by momoxtoshiro reviews
"In order to meet the school admission date, Asuna had been going through severe rehabilitation. After her awakening, I frequently visited the hospital, seeing Asuna grit her teeth while tears flowed as she struggled through her training to walk..." -Volume 4 ch 9. A story of the untold hardships Kazuto and Asuna faced during those 5 long weeks. [Thank you for 6 years of support! ]
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,909 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 430 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 9/18/2013 - Published: 8/14/2013 - [Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y.] - Complete
Birthday Gifts by XxEllexX reviews
Asuna receives a gift from her best friend Rika that leaves her blushing to no end! What will she make of such a gift, and what will that entail for Kazuto? Very fluffy plot line with descriptive love scene ;)! Two shot, long fic. *LEMON*
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,300 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 440 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 8/14/2013 - Published: 8/13/2013 - Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y. - Complete
Next Time 'Round by RosaLui reviews
MSNBC Breaking News: Heir to Stark Fortune Snubs Merger with Billionaire Walder Frey; Frey Retaliates with Vicious Attack on Twitter.
Game of Thrones - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 36 - Published: 6/5/2013 - Complete
Until You Fall Asleep by momoxtoshiro reviews
As Nanami recovers from her illness, Mashiro stays beside her all night. However, the artistic genius can't seem to realize she's getting a little sick herself. Who is on duty to take care of her other than Sorata?
Pet Girl of Sakurasou/さくら荘のペットな彼女 - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,433 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 39 - Published: 11/18/2012 - Complete
Postnuptial Disagreements by Zalgo Jenkins reviews
Years after his parents survived Heaven's Feel, the son of Kayneth and Sola-Ui finds himself in a different sort of supernatural tournament. But can he survive superpowered alien females, scheming businessmen, and his own partner's urge to strangle him?
Crossover - Fate/stay night & Sekirei - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 28 - Words: 87,727 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 818 - Follows: 441 - Updated: 6/20/2012 - Published: 5/1/2012 - No. 105/Benitsubasa - Complete
The Hill of Swords by gabriel blessing reviews
When Louise Valliere performed her summons for her familiar, she certainly didn't expect for it to be a human! Strangely enough, the boy she summoned, Shirou Emiya, didn't expect to get summoned so soon. He hadn't even died yet!
Crossover - Fate/stay night & Familiar of Zero - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 23 - Words: 356,642 - Reviews: 2935 - Favs: 10,027 - Follows: 4,883 - Updated: 11/17/2010 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Shirō E., Louise - Complete
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Fairy Dance of Death reviews
AU reboot of the entire SAO storyline, beginning from the premise that Kayaba Akihiko was obsessed with magic and Norse Mythology rather than swords and pure melee. As a result, he created the Death Game of Alfheim Online rather than the floating castle of Aincrad—a world in which PvP is not a crime, and the nine player races are in competition to escape. **SPOILERS IN REVIEWS**
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 53 - Words: 781,009 - Reviews: 2755 - Favs: 5,063 - Follows: 5,160 - Updated: 11/6/2022 - Published: 11/6/2012 - Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Klein/Ryoutarou T., Argo
Diavel's Advocacy reviews
In the first month of SAO, one man stepped forward to rally the players to defeat Illfang the Kobold Lord—a self-styled knight named Diavel. Who was he? Where did he come from? And what were his motives? Behind the answers to these questions lies a story, and that story begins with a junior detective from the Tokyo MPD.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,312 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 33 - Published: 10/8/2014
Midwatch Training reviews
Kept awake by his demons, Lieutenant Kouichirou Marito wanders the halls of the Deucalion. On a whim, he decides to face his fears by climbing into the cockpit of the KG-7 simulator and trying his hand against the computer while no one's around to see—and gets caught anyway. MariYuki one-shot. Mature subject matter warning inside. Mild early spoilers about Marito's past.
Aldnoah Zero/アルドノア・ゼロ - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,261 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/18/2014 - [Yuki K., Kouichirou M.] - Complete
Man in the Middle reviews
[AU] A month into the death game, the SAO Case Victims Rescue Force recruits an unwilling member with a personal stake in the game to help unravel the life-or-death mysteries of the technology behind Sword Art Online. But when a daring rescue plan goes horribly wrong, time is running out—for her, and for every one of the players at Kayaba's mercy.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,527 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 219 - Follows: 73 - Published: 5/17/2013 - Complete
Behind a Curtain of Clouds reviews
Short stories and one-shots from the perspective of Akihiko Kayaba, creator of the Nerve Gear and SAO. Updated whenever I have a new stand-alone idea I want to post. *** MAJOR SPOILER ALERT for LN vol 1 and anime eps 11-14. ***
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,574 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 4/23/2013 - Published: 10/19/2012
The Red Valkyrie reviews
Kadyn and Camilla continue their adventures in Aincrad three months after the events of The Unraveling, contending with the consequences of their actions and the impact of having a reputation that precedes them. First-person OC viewpoint but fits within canon. Canon characters include: The Black Cats, Thinker, Yurielle
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 63,165 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 12/10/2012 - Published: 9/27/2012 - Complete
The Unraveling reviews
The first month of SAO as told from the perspective of a husband-and-wife team, Kadyn and Camilla. First-person OC viewpoint but fits within canon. Canon characters: primarily Diabel, Agil and Kirito; minor roles for Argo, Kibaou and others not explicitly named in the story.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 61,976 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 9/24/2012 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Complete
Troubles Shared reviews
Kadyn had never needed to party with anyone but Camilla, his real-life wife and longtime gaming partner. But when a risky dungeon run goes horribly wrong, he's forced to seek help from unexpected sources to set things right. First-person OC viewpoint with appearances by some canon characters. Note: this was my first SAO fic and could really use a rewrite.
Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,464 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/17/2012 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Complete
Sand Castles reviews
CCS characters react to the terrorist events of Sept 11. If you are trying to avoid this subject, do not read this fic. READ THE WARNING FIRST.
Card Captor Sakura - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,228 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/14/2001 - Complete
Polygons reviews
One-shot ficsnip that arose from a thread on CFFML, poking at the idea of a S/S/T three-way relationship.
Card Captor Sakura - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 729 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2001 - Complete
Mistah Clow reviews
What if Clow owned a strip joint? Highly silly and AU.
Card Captor Sakura - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 763 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/30/2001 - Kero/Cerberus, Spinel Sun/Suppi, Yue - Complete
The Gift That Keeps On Giving reviews
Eriol and Tomoyo go shopping for a Valentine's Day gift for Sakura...
Card Captor Sakura - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 541 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/30/2001 - Eriol H., Tomoyo D. - Complete