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Joined 10-14-03, id: 470386, Profile Updated: 10-18-09
Author has written 8 stories for Digimon, Mechwarrior/Battletech, Love Hina, Witch Hunter Robin, Oh My Goddess!, Naruto, and Avatar: Last Airbender.

Ahhh, time to get the profile written fresh!

So, I've been on now for seven years. In that time, two stories have been completed, both of them one chapter. Six more sit on the burner, trying to be written and then re-written.

Unfortunately, being a writer has never been the top priority in life - there have always been obligations such as work and school that have required my time and attention. Recently, though, I sat back down and realized just how much I like writing - when I can force myself to sit in front of the computer and write. (Having ADD sucks)

So, some who read this know me already, some do not. Let's set the record straight once more:

I am Vortex, psuedonym for a 25-year old living in Indiana. I work full-time as a manager for an IT company. The details are irrelevant. (Trust me, you'd be bored to tears)

What is relevant is that I have a great deal of interest in five things: Meteorology, anime, reading, writing, and computers. When I am not at work, I'm usually doing one of those five.

My anime collection is extensive, though I have slowed down on collecting series recently since there is not a lot of high-quality stuff hitting the mainstream at present (or so it seems to me). I am a fan of countless anime (don't ask me to list them all), and have close to 100 titles along with 20 manga series.

The Top 10 of anime (in no particular order) is:

1) Bleach
2) Naruto
3) Hellsing
4) Trigun
5) Ghost in the Shell
6) Witch Hunter Robin
7) Ah! My Goddess
8) Tenchi Muyo
9) Love Hina
10) Trinity Blood/Cowboy Bebop (tie)

So, why do I write? I write because I love to read. It helps that I have a very large library of books in my house. Favorite genres are sci-fi and fantasy, but I do enjoy non-fiction history as well and some good biographies. It's hard to nail down specific favorite authors - Mercedes Lackey is a good fantasy writer, David Weber is a great sci-fi writer, and Tom Clancy is a good fiction writer in general. There are more, but I don't want to bother with another list.

As a writer, I find that my style leans less in the direction of Lackey and more towards Weber/Clancy. I like to write events as they are and give insight into the characters' thoughts as well. This may make my writing a bit bland and dry and for that I apologize. I am also a Post-Series writer primarily; most of my ideas come after a series is over and seek to continue what was a great story whose ending remains to be told. Unfortunately, as we have seen from sequels such as Gundam SEED (Destiny), sometimes continuing a story requires new characters to drive that along. To that end, I have to occasionally introduce original characters into the story to continue it along. I am well aware of the discussion in fandoms over the use of OCs, particularly from a Mary Sue/Gary Stu angle, and I try to avoid the Mary Sue/Gary Stu aspect if it can be helped. All my OCs have their strengths and weaknesses - none is perfect.

As an author, I am always seeking ways to improve my writing and better myself. Thus, I welcome any and all commentary and request it for stories of mine that you read. Your feedback enables me to see through the eyes of you, the reader, and find and fix any flaws that I or my betas miss. Also, since my muse tends to frequent Florida a lot, it gives me a chance to put more comprehensive updates together and reconsider where my stories are going in the downtime.

For those of you seeking to contact me by instant messenger, here are my preferred means of communication:

AIM: ProjectVORTEX or gitsaramaki

I am also a writer at with the pen name Vortex. Readers of legal age are welcome to view stories there.

Currently Being Written:

Witch Hunter Robin post-series involving the familiar faces of STN-J and some new faces as well.
STATUS: Complete story overhaul. Chapter 1 complete. Chapter 2 in progress.

"Lost Roads"
Avatar fic that takes place during Season 3 and carries past current episodes involving Katara being programmed by Princess Azula and the Dai Li, but for unknown reasons.
STATUS: Complete story overhaul. Chapter 1 complete. Chapter 2 in progress.

"Digital MechWarriors: The Mercenary Chronicles"
Digimon/Mechwarrior fic which is a side story of Darklight02's "Digital Mechwarriors" series
STATUS: Complete story overhaul. Chapter 1 in progress.

"Hidden Denial"
Post-Series Avatar fic involving a familiar foe and new challenges.
STATUS: Chapter 1 complete. Chapter 2 in progress.

On the Drawing Board:

Angelic Layer PS fic - involving AI enhancements to the angels, among other things
Love Hina/Tenchi Muyo/Ah! My Goddess crossover - How many nice guys can you stuff into a universe before it explodes?
"Where Evil Lurks" - Chapter 7 currently in planning and development - Post-OVA/Movie Ah! My Goddess fic involving a marriage… and some demons trying to stop it.

Finished Works:

"Trouble at Hinata" -- Love Hina drabble
"Signs" -- Naruto drabble


"Sacred Time, Sacred Space" - Digimon future-fic combining seasons 1-3 of Digimon along with interesting future technology and timeline interactions

Good reading!

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Narutotachi Goes to Hogwarts! by Yarochisai reviews
An abandoned Harry Potter/Naruto Crossover with awful crackish humor. I have not updated since mid-2008. Please stop PMing me for updates. And don't bother reviewing either, because I'd feel bad if you kept reviewing for no reason.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 369,154 - Reviews: 1608 - Favs: 728 - Follows: 567 - Updated: 5/25/2008 - Published: 8/30/2005 - Harry P., Naruto U.
Snowbird Ascendant by sentinel28 reviews
As the Clans invade the Inner Sphere in summer 3050, a young woman and her friends come of age in a war that leaves no one untouched. Third chapter up! R&R or the Jade Falcons will get you.
Mechwarrior/Battletech - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,562 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/17/2007 - Published: 6/15/2003 - Complete
Mononokehime Continuation by Mikazuki Yuriko reviews
The Battle for Iron Town is over. But one victory does not halt the greed of men. Now, without the protection of the Forest Spirit, it is up to humans to keep the balance and peace between Nature and the world of men...
Princess Mononoke - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 174,068 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 1/3/2007 - Published: 9/20/2003 - Complete
The Burning Time by delectate reviews
Complete AxR Post episode 26. Amidst this Burning Time, I see flashes of memory...a dream. This location calls to me, beckoning...bringing me back to the place I have called home.
Witch Hunter Robin - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 21 - Words: 193,064 - Reviews: 1117 - Favs: 721 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 12/31/2006 - Published: 1/20/2004 - Complete
A Cobra's tale by Sphinx8 reviews
A retired merc relives a particularly hazardous mission when his old unit touches down in his territory. The atmosphere turns highly explosive when the meanest attack chopper ever shown on screen comes crashing a party!
Mechwarrior/Battletech - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 15 - Words: 57,903 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/23/2006 - Published: 7/25/2003
Come What May by animefreak5483 reviews
The end of their trials is near, but can they find their memories and each other when other forces seem to interfere? Now Complete.
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,317 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/14/2006 - Published: 5/31/2003 - Keiichi M., Belldandy - Complete
Rangiku Advice Catastrophe by Scottie-195 reviews
Basically, little Hinamori discovers she has feelings for a certain short, white haired captain. She does the worst thing she could ever think of: Ask Rangiku for advice.
Bleach - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 18,392 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 1/5/2006 - Published: 9/20/2005
Onegai Bounty Hunter by Hobie reviews
A Gingeramen bounty hunter comes to collect Mizuho.
Please Teacher! - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,381 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/23/2005 - Published: 11/1/2005
What She Feared Most by Gigai-Gurl reviews
What happens when Rukia encounters the thing she feared the most? Set way after the Soul Society Arc in a time where only fanfictions can tread. Chapter 8 is up! Entitled: Choice
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,732 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/26/2005 - Published: 7/26/2005
Veneficus, Draconis, et Fetialis by BlueMew reviews
No one expects the Iscariot Inquision, least of all them. . . . . Harry PotterxHellsing crossover cowritten with KharBevNor
Hellsing - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,901 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 3/8/2005 - Published: 1/18/2004
Onegai, Megami–Sama! by MusedMoose reviews
Onegai Teacher crossover. When Matagu dials a wrong number and Peorth answers, he knows what his wish is. But things almost never go as they're supposed to, especially around goddesses, demons, and halfaliens. Complete!
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 65,680 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/25/2004 - Published: 5/9/2003 - Peorth - Complete
Heaven is a place called Hinata Sou by Deaths-Head reviews
Crossover fic, of Love Hina and Oh! My Goddess. Tragedy strikes, yet amongst the darkness, another appears with a simlar burden. So does some 'celestial' help. Chapter 14 is up.
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 21,272 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/18/2004 - Published: 2/27/2003
Digimon Digital Mechwarriors by DarkLight02 reviews
Takari. A tail of a forbidden love, warring worlds, insane leaders, mystical organoids, and some REALLY Destructive Weapons of War!
Digimon - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,771 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/9/2004 - Takeru T./TK, Hikari Y./Kari K.
Once In A Blue Moon by beege reviews
When a blue moon causes dramatic changes in the life of Kaolla Su the other inhabitants of the Hinata Inn find their own lives will never be the same.
Love Hina - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 20,602 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 5/24/2004 - Published: 5/3/2004
Virtual Surreality by petran reviews
Keitaro and Co. are trapped in virtual reality world, created by Su, where anything can happen.
Love Hina - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,532 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/4/2004 - Published: 4/26/2004
Halloween Ball by KharBevNor reviews
The other knights invite Integra to a Halloween ball...unfortunately for them, she's allowed guests. It's going to be a night to remember...(COMPLETE)
Hellsing - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,528 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/25/2004 - Published: 2/2/2004 - Complete
Urashima Keitaro SuperVillain Extraordinaire by Chris Oddland reviews
A little accident turns Keitaro into a diabolical and deeply psychotic villain in his own mind at least . Vengeance is sweet.....
Love Hina - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,283 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/21/2004 - Complete
Dear Foolish Little Brother by solderini reviews
Like all good boys, Itachi writes home occasionally.
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,061 - Reviews: 1790 - Favs: 5,065 - Follows: 660 - Published: 4/2/2004 - Itachi U., Sasuke U. - Complete
That Foolish Wish by wittylibrarian reviews
A Goddess of Discord intervenes at a key moment in Belldandy and Keiichi's life, actually TWO key moments, threatening the love between them. Valentine's Day present! Please R&R!
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,318 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/13/2004
the Writes of Man by Phantomess of the Opera reviews
The Author invites a co-author to join her in her fic. Picard gets some advice from Guinan on how to get rid of them.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,342 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/22/2003 - Published: 5/26/2003
The Angels: Descent by AngelsColonel reviews
The story of the Angels Mercenary Regiment's garrison of St. John
Mechwarrior/Battletech - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 35,851 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/15/2003 - Published: 8/30/2003
The Right Answer Game by Wakingupto42 reviews
For the love of God, don't harm me....
Angelic Layer - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,114 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/19/2003
The Dream is Here by Kaji Hikage reviews
Shuu's health was regained. Oujirou and Misaki have been together for several years. Everything is perfect...until something happens to Misaki. This conflict leaves only the question: what will her loved ones do to keep her with them?
Angelic Layer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,940 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/26/2003 - Published: 2/25/2003
Heero Yuy, Seventh Grade Teacher? by Kala Mekiv reviews
Heero gets a job as a Seventh grade teacher....
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,186 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 5/17/2002 - Published: 6/17/2000
The Empire Underneath III: CONCLUSION by StorymasterQ reviews
The final Showdown! This is it! The end of the Trilogy. This fic covers everything, revealing all the unrevealed secrets. We know the MechaTama was first created by Suchan, but up to an Empire? Someone's behind this! But who? And how's Shinsei and Shino
Love Hina - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,525 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/21/2001 - [Keitaro U., Naru N.] [Shinobu M., OC] - Complete
The Empire Underneath II: REVENGE by StorymasterQ reviews
The MechaTama returned to have revenge! They had evolved a new way to acquire the emotions the direly wanted. But one of them made a decision of its own and ended up having an emotion deeper than its boss. How can the Hinatasou residents handle this? Sh
Love Hina - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 17,176 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/23/2001 - [Keitaro U., Naru N.] - Complete
The Empire Underneath by StorymasterQ reviews
The MechaTama from the Empire Seta found captured our friends and made them experiment materials. Of what? Why? Some curse words and mild 'action' between Naru and Keitarou scattered evenly on Chapter 2
Love Hina - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,404 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 5/13/2001 - Published: 5/11/2001 - [Keitaro U., Naru N.] - Complete
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Falling reviews
STNJ rebuilds following the completion of the anime, but nothing is ever as it seems when facing witches. Facing a threat greater than they have ever known, they turn to some unlikely allies from overseas. Post-series.
Witch Hunter Robin - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,492 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/17/2009 - Published: 1/28/2005 - Amon, Robin S.
Lost Roads reviews
Events happening immediately before the downfall of the Earth Kingdom's most powerful city will have a rippling effect on the future to come. At the center of the ripples, is Katara - no longer who everyone thinks she is anymore.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,879 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 10/12/2009 - Published: 4/4/2008 - Zuko, Katara
Hidden Denial reviews
Four years since the "Hundred-Year War" and the world is beginning to be rebuilt and lives restored to normal. But evil lurks out of sight in the shadows, and a familiar enemy will soon surface in an effort to undo what has been done.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,460 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/8/2009 - Published: 4/1/2009 - Zuko, Katara
Digital Mech Warriors: The Mercenary Chronicles reviews
The story of an elite mercenary unit in the Inner Sphere. Seemingly ordinary, are the Dark Rangers really what they seem to be? This is a part of Darklight02's Digital Mech Warrior story arc, meant to be read with his work.
Mechwarrior/Battletech - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,206 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/16/2008 - Published: 10/27/2003
Where Evil Lurks reviews
The wedding of Bell and Kei is rapidly approaching, but the forces of evil have no intent of allowing such a union. Will the two get married, or will evil triumph? Post OVA and movie.
Oh My Goddess! - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,679 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/20/2005 - Published: 2/1/2005
There are signs everywhere... some are easy to see, but others are well hidden. Drabble, PostFour Sound arc
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 711 - Published: 7/14/2005 - Complete
Trouble at Hinata reviews
A nice one-shot that takes place somewhere late in the series... what happens when you take a bored author and Love Hina and put the two together? Chaos!
Love Hina - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,084 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/7/2004 - Complete
Sacred Time, Sacred Space
It is the distant future, and mankind has evolved. But a shadowy threat looms over society; a threat that can only be eliminated by understanding the past... firsthand. (PLEASE READ AND REVIEW!)
Digimon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,609 - Published: 10/14/2003