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Joined 04-17-13, id: 4670835, Profile Updated: 09-16-17
Author has written 3 stories for Pokémon, and Monster Hunter.

Hey, info 'bout me! Well, if you care about it, anyway. I won't hold it against you.

Name: Jack (Obviously)

Gender: Male (Quite obvious, honestly.)

How I'd describe myself: Just your everyday 18-year-old, and an occasionally vulgar Joe Schmoe with a secret hobby of working on fanfics, or just writing to get my mind off something or burn time. Honestly, I know I'm not the best out there, but I know I'm not the worst. So yeah, if you want to stick around, I won't say don't, but I'll say you could be reading better fics. Unless you think mine are really good, in which case... Thanks? I'm not sure if I deserve it, but thanks.

How I'd describe my fics: They're whatever pops up on my mind, and they're kinda(?) lacking in the description department. Slightly justified as, if you reading my fics, I tend to use locations from the source, so I feel no need to write how something looks if it's already been described by word or visually (in the case of games and possibly anime). Again, not the best, but not the worst out there.

I have a FictionPress account, if you're interested in original works I'll have in the future. Here's the link: https://www.fictionpress.com/playerjack


How do I work on my FanFics?

I used to use my phone or the cruddy family laptop (when nobody was around), but I now have my own laptop to use. It's great since now I can work when I want to without being encumbered by a phone in my somewhat-large hands.


Double-Edged Sword (Monster Hunter series (more specifically, MH4/MH4U)): I feel the story description tells you enough. Eventually, as more chapters come out, I'll put something here. (UPDATE (5-13-16): Yes, this is still going on! I just have to co-ordinate this with stories from a few other authors, so this'll be updated whenever it does. I apologize, but that is where it stands now.)


Update Section

Place where I just give you beautiful bastards (Or bitches, I don't discriminate gender here. That goes for all inbetween as well, you are welcome here) who read this some things going on in my life, whether it's a on-the-fly vacation, ideas of a new story, or maybe me asking for help.

7/28/15- I'm trying my hand at another Pokémon story. Because I want to actually have one I really like and hope you really like, I want a bit of help from any other FanFic writers/account owners (the rest are exempt, unless you have something and make an account just to tell me). I'm writing a story where a trainer embarks on their journey. Not suprising, but all you really need to know is that I feel inconfident writing Pokémon battle scenes, so I want a recommendation of a COMPLETED story with well-written battle scenes for a bit of inspiration and a good idea of what a good battle scene would be. PM me any ideas, and I'll take a look when not busy with work and if I actually do something else other than YouTube on the lazy, do-nothing days. I'll also post the first chapter soon if you need more context, but for now, thank you in advance, and I'll see you all soon with the first chapter... Once I think of a good title. All I have it labeled as is "Working Title (PKMN)," so title first, then posting the first chapter.

11/1/15- Still seems like I'm on hiatus, doesn't it? Sorry everyone, let me explain.

So, yes, I have been working on the stories. There are days where I make tons of progress, some where little is made, and some where no progress happens, or even things end up cut out, but I am writing, that much I guarantee. Now, why nothing has happened here.

First, school. Yes, I participate in nearly nothing at all, but I still have work to do in school. Namely, September brought about the Summer Reading stuff, not to mention "I hate my teacher," so that's why nearly nothing happened. Second, we have October. Let me tell you why "October."

In October, my Psychology teacher had us write our "Psychology Personality Project," a massive paper about yourself over 14 or so sections like "Who am I?," "Where do I come from?," things like that. She assigned it on October 3rd, it was due the 22nd, and mine ended out to be 29 pages long. I hate talking about myself, but I had no problem typing it other than starting it. With that done, I can- Nope, now my English teacher finds it hilarious to assign an essay on the book I barely read or cared for (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Yeah, I see it's importance, but I couldn't care for it.) right after, which we had only a week to type. So now I have to scour a book for things that the author did which counteracted with the assumptions of 1820-1850's white Americans, so that's why I haven't been around as of late.

Now, with that explained, I also have to say that I have made two stories (which have not been posted) and removed one that was posted. Why I removed the one, I don't feel like I've the skill to complete that yet. The other two pertain of a Fire Emblem story and a different Pokémon story. They'll be up when I feel like they're ready and remember to post them, I promise. So, with that said, thanks so much for sticking with me in this dead period of mine! I'll see you soon, that much I promise.

5/13/16- Where to begin...

How about saying I'm sorry? That sounds like a good place to start... So, yeah, sorry for not updating in like... 11 MONTHS! Way to fucking go, Jack, you suck at updating!

Sorry for the self-deprecation, just needed to say it. Now, let me actually explain...

I wanted to update over my winter break, but something came up and then I visited my family and, long story short, I couldn't. I then wanted to update by my birthday, but, again, something came up, so I couldn't. I then resolved to update during my spring break, but- Y'KNOW, I'LL JUST SAY THAT, WHENEVER I PLANNED TO DO IT, SOMETHING HAPPENED AND I COULDN'T, OKAY?

Yes, I have been working on stories, I just haven't updated... Again, sorry, but this is why I never plan until it's like a spur-of-the-moment thing: it always seems to get ignored for something I don't have control over (Visiting family is included. They live, at minimum, 2 hours away from me, so my mom makes it a point to drag us out with her to visit 9/10 times). Like this update section entry: it's been six months since I last let you all know my whereabouts, and I've the time to do it, so I'm putting this here.

Now, the big question: When am I officially coming back? Honestly... I'll be back whenever. I won't be like, "Oh, I'm here! Let me just update every once in awhile to say I'm here...", but more like "I've got some time, let's update some," especially with lifeguarding season coming. It'll mean I update in sporadic bursts, but it's better than a near year of nothing. Again, way to go, Jack, you shouldn't be proud...

Overall, I'm alive, I've been working, but I've been too lazy to update outside those planned days (which ultimately get subverted). I'm still here, I'm aware of things (somewhat), and I'll be here when I can. Okay? Good.

Now, if you excuse me, I need to go buy myself a new 3DS system. Old one broke its R Button just yesterday, someone got an (accidental) face full of shovel in school today, and it's raining. This week's just been total fun for me...

9/16/17 - Gee, this seems to be a recurring thing...

Sorry. Again. I'll be honest, 11th grade was just tough throughout, and 12th grade was only slightly less nightmarish in the workload. Regardless, that means I haven't updated in two years. That's, umm... Ouch. That even hurts me to say.

So, where am I now? Short answer, not where I expected. Long answer, well...

If you can't put 2 and 2 together since my last update, it's been over 2 years since I last updated any of my stories. Last update said 11 months, and that was May of 2016. It's September of 2017 now, so that means I've been "inactive" for two years and about 3 months. In the update before that, I mentioned that 11th grade was being a bitch to me, and that was November of '15. It's September two years later. 2 and 2 together, I'm in college now (thank fucking you, powers that be). My schedule at the moment gives me totally free Tuesdays and Thursdays, which is a boon for writing, honestly, so I can do this "regularly." And by "regularly", I mean "whenever I have the muse to write and get enough to post a chapter." But I digress.

What have I been doing?

Seeing as I made no updates in senior year, guess I'll start there. Senior year was... interesting, to say the least. Like usual, didn't like my English teach, had Chorus for the fourth year, but other than that... I grew notably more. I did Dramatic Arts 1, which eventually led me to be a part of my school's spring production, Les Miserables (I was several things: a prisoner on two occasions, the farmer who fires Jean Valjean, a drunk in Master of the House, and a townsman in several various scenes afterward). I did a gym class I did last year, since I apparently like exerting myself but hate sports. I was Senator Mark Warner in my Senior Issues class' Mock Congress, which was really enjoyable. I took Accounting 2 to round out what I learned two years prior in Acct 1... Overall, past English, enjoyable year.

As for me now, I finished lifeguarding season a few weeks ago (netting about a gross $3000, which is both awesome and what I expected since I made about the same in the last two years). Started college and- whoawhoawhoa, another English teacher I like? It's a miracle! Yes, I like Adam, my English Composition teacher. Monsieur Mazinett is great as well, though my problem in the class stems from not having the textbook yet; Rex, though his class grading still eludes me, he and his class is great; and Intro to Information Technology was not what I expected (I asked for a class, not a lecture). Overall, I like college so far.

Have I been writing?

Yes, very much so. Despite the burdens of 12th grade, I started a Fire Emblem Fates fic. I actually decided to stop writing it for reasons I will expand on later and to let you all know that, yes, I will get it on here soon (if not later today), so look out for Dissonant Views! And, as for how far I got in that, heh heh, well... I'm currently pre-Chp. 6 in Fates, which is the branching point of the story. If you're reading this update, then congrats, you're going to know that I'm going to open polls to direct the direction of the story before I let the people who solely read the story learn! And, not only that, the fates of the three Avatars (yes, three; original concept was to have each one take a different path and have all three paths exist at once, but that has since changed) is going to be in your hands. Polls will be opened on this page later on in the story, probably about Chp. 13 or so (I have up to Chp. 21 done, which is all before the Branch of Fate in Fates), so you will have to wait for a little before you can cast your vote, but you all will be the first to know of this plan, and, if you keep checking for these updates, the first to vote. However, I want you all to know that I, myself, recommend waiting until about Chp. 19 or later before casting a vote. Voting sooner may make you feel like you made a hasty decision when you read the later chapters.

Other than that, I haven't written much. Dissonant Views was what I wanted to work on, and I did work on it. I worked on it for the majority of probably 6 or 7 months now (Chapters 12-21 were the last two months, to put it into perspective of how feverishly I wrote), and I only recently nearly burned out, my saving grace being the release of Monster Hunter Stories about a week ago. Good game, by the way, I recommend it if you like Pokémon and RPGs of that ilk.

But, to list some of the goals I had when writing this:

  • To improve at writing. Not saying I was shit at the start, but it's not as great as stuff I've recently put in in my opinion.
  • To write a story on my own that I would eventually complete. I like Fates, I really do, but the plot is from the gutter. Different stories inspired me to start writing this, and I aim to make the plot a bit more tolerable, if not better.
  • To make the characters seem more like people. Not everyone is as great as Nyx or Xander (in his supports), and I want to make the "one trick ponies" seem to be more human or give them more meat to the character.
  • To research things I'm interested in. I am fascinated by war, and those of medieval times are what draws me (as well as WWI and II). I also want to learn about Japanese culture, and seeing how Fates draws from both... It felt kinda perfect.
  • To show battles to be more realistic. I'll try to avoid getting too gore-y, but I already have a decapitation in the story, so heads may fly.
  • So, in totality, I'm sorry for just dropping off the face of the earth. I'll try not to do that again.

    Dissonant Memories by pixeljam reviews
    When the arrival of an ancient evil goddess causes the gods to start losing their memories, Pit knows that he has to find a way to restore balance. But the adventure won't be easy, even with help from his friends. Even so, he's willing to go all the way around the world if necessary to make sure that everyone is safe. Sequel to Grounded.
    Kid Icarus - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 94,382 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/24/2016 - Published: 6/4/2014 - Dark Pit, Pit, OC
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    Double-Edged Sword reviews
    Who'd of guessed that an innocent egg gathering quest to protect the egg from it's Frenzied mother would turn out to have me care for the Seregios that hatched from the egg before I could retrieve it? No one, that's who, not even me. Just my luck that this happened, isn't it? Rated T for language, may change due to content.
    Monster Hunter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,147 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/3/2015 - Published: 5/19/2015
    Magala's Tale reviews
    Magala, the name assigned to the beast of the Cataclysm. Just a fun thing I chose to do, do not take this as fact. There is some fact on the Magalas in here, but not all of it is true. Also, MH4/MH4U spoilers do appear, though I do not tell you what is a spoiler or not. Tread with caution. Rated T for the game it comes from. Note: This is more of me making a backstory, not a story.
    Monster Hunter - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,847 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/14/2015 - Published: 4/25/2015
    Sayonara reviews
    This is my retelling of that final scene in Pokémon Black and White.
    Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,888 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/25/2014 - N H./Natural H. G.