Author has written 10 stories for Card Captor Sakura, and Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン.
FDD status as of 4/13/14: Chapter 28 is in progress.
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 over 12 years old; after 2002, life and the demands of having a family took its toll, and I stopped writing fic as I largely dropped out of anime fandom.
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.
A year and several hundred thousand words later, I'm still writing.
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. Act 2 is in progress. Work-in-progress scraps are posted on the Spacebattles creative writing forums here:
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.
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
From that, you can probably take a stab at my age, or at least my generation. Not that most people can tell--I don't look my age, and I don't think I ever actually outgrew my chuunibyou, at least not beyond what was necessary to make a living and not embarrass myself in public (much).
Let's see. 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. I love to create, and 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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