K.S. Reynard
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Joined 05-17-13, id: 4730175, Profile Updated: 02-08-15
Author has written 9 stories for Star Fox, and Super Smash Brothers.

Hello, and welcome to my "new and abridged" profile page! (Version 3.3)


Bio:

Name: Call me K.S. or Reynard. Both are fine by me.

Age: Maturity is more important than age. Judge me by that.

Location: North Carolina, United States

Disposition/Personality: Myers-Briggs INTP (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting), Enneagram type 5.

Religion: Christian Humanism

Hobbies: Guitar, musical recording/production, writing (well, that was obvious)

Beta Credits: occasional beta for XxSanitariumxX, KaijuKnight, and Nail Strafer.


Current Projects

Parallax - Active. R&R if you so choose.

Completed Projects:

The Oasis - My most widely read and appreciated story. If you don't mind the sprawling length of it all, it's probably your best bet as far as reading my stories goes.

Escape to Cerinia - Complete. Thanks for the support for the tragedy that was 6:23, people.

Could Have Said No - Technically not my story. This one was a gift work from Emile the Watcher as a reward for winning the 2013 Christmas One-shot Contest. It's written in his style with a slight bit of editing on my part.

6 Days and 23 Hours - Complete. Read it and weep - literally.

Regret and Resolution - Although I suppose I could theoretically add something to this collection of stories, I'm pretty much finished writing the sort of fluff that made it into the three oneshots contained within the larger body of work. So, you might say that it's finished.

On Broken Wings - Winning entry for the 2013 Star Fox Holiday One-Shot Contest (It was technically called the Christmas contest, but Elarix's entry was New Years' themed, so...)

Beer Run - My one foray outside the Star Fox fanfiction universe, written in the Super Smash Bros. category. Finished shortly after 6:23, it was never meant to be taken seriously. Considering that, I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Falcon Punch!

Scrapped Projects:

Delta-Zero - Discarded for personal reasons. This story was written at a very dark point in my life where paranoia was a bigger problem for me than usual, and the underlying political conspiracy themes coupled with the dark and brooding atmosphere of the work did not do good things for me.

Star Fox - The Iridium Chronicle - Discarded to lack of quality compared to my other works. It's unfortunate, but I simply could not bring myself to work on it. Therefore, the project is now dead. Its spirit, however, lives on in several of my other works.


The Strange Case of "Cerinian Idealism"

I think this is kind of funny in a way, but it's something that I've noticed a bit of. Although there are - of course - exceptions, many authors tend to depict the destroyed planet of Cerinia (Krystal's homeworld) in a way that makes it look like their version of heaven on earth, so to speak. I've seen it done where all love is free and acceptable regardless of which genders are involved, and I've also seen versions like my own where it's centered on a form of theocracy that permeates the entire culture and defines it more than anything else, other than blue fur and loincloths. However, for the most part, depictions of Cerinia are normally intended to suggest that the location is the best place in existence. I say that quite a bit can be learned about the author who describes Cerinia this way, as it often reveals a bit about the way they think.


Q&A session:

Q: How did you end up here to begin with?

A: My writing 'career' (if you will) started when I finally decided to put my long-held idea for a Star Fox plotline into written form. I honestly expected it to be terrible, but it actually turned out much better than I thought it would. At the time, I was unaware of this website and didn't know that there was even the remotest amount of interest in fan fiction. The catalyst that got me writing was reading Kit-Karamak's stories "Reflections of Krystal" and "Reflections of the Future." I read over them and thought to myself, "I think I can do this."

Q: What do you focus on most while writing?

A: They say that the devil's in the details; and that's how I approach it. I try to avoid overloading the reader with useless information; but in my mind, the more I can put in to help describe what's going on, the better I can convey the story to them. I'm also a self-professed Grammar Nazi, so I'm always on the lookout for grammatical and formatting errors as I write. It's actually convenient for me because I catch most of my errors before the editing stage. The other thing I find important is the emotional connection with the reader. Physical description is only one part of the equation. Getting into the minds and hearts of the characters is extremely important to the story, because that's what keeps the readers glued to the page…er…screen. As far as writing goes, I try to write my stories as if I'm directing a movie. Everything that I'm seeing in my mind (at least what's important) gets transferred to the story.

Q: Who are your influences as a writer?

A: I'm really old school. Modern fiction never really made it into my childhood and teenage years; and most of what I read was written a very long time ago. At least to me, modern literature seems to lack a certain 'polish' that the old books have in spades. Nowadays, the trend is to eliminate adverbs and to strip down/simplify the work to make it more 'palatable' to the readers. I strongly dislike this approach—not because I'm a cork-sniffing, old-timey reader; but because I think that when you throw out some of the details that aren't entirely necessary, it causes the story to lose a bit of its soul, if you will.

As far as authors that have influenced me over the years, I'd have to list C.S. Lewis, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; and to a lesser degree, George Orwell.

Q: What motivates you to write?

A: I used to be driven by recognition, but I don't care as much about that now. Now, I simply get joy out of finishing chapters and stories. It's a good thing too, because not very many people seem to care about my most recent project Parallax (at least compared to The Oasis, which garnered over 20,000 views over the year and two months that it took me to write it).

Q: How does your faith affect your writing?

A: If you were thinking that my beliefs would cause all my stories to read like the plotline for a stereotypical Christian movie, you'd be dead wrong. I have absolutely no problems with writing in characters who don't adhere to the Christian mold, such as Oasis Fox, who (while not expressly stated as such) is portrayed as an agnostic the entire way through. However, if you know your religious lore, you'll be much more likely to pick up on some of the subtle references and Easter eggs that I like to hide in my stories.

Q: Will you beta my story?

A: Unfortunately, probably not. As it is, I rarely find the time for my own stories; and reading/proofing for others is not something that I can simply do on command. However, if you've managed to make it onto my Favorite Authors list or are someone who writes stories that I frequently read/review, then perhaps I might be willing to beta your story.

Q: I'm guessing that you consider yourself a gamer of some sort, considering that you've played all the post-SNES Star Fox games and whatnot. What are your favorite games or game franchises?

A: I don't play video games much these days, although I used to play them quite a bit. Actually, I sold my xBox 360 some time ago. However, there are still a few games that bring joy to me. Some of those include the Sly Cooper and Ace Combat franchises, Star Fox, Halo, Call of Duty, and Metal Gear Solid—specifically MGS4: Guns of the Patriots, which is on the road to becoming my favorite game of all time simply because it is less of a game and more of a cinematic experience. It goes much, much deeper than most other games that I'm familiar with and puts most of the movies that I've seen to shame in terms of depth and character development. It is also philosophically rich in ways that most video games can't compare with; and in a very poignant way, it convinces you to sympathize with the rapidly-aging protagonist Solid Snake, who knows that MGS4 is his last ride.

Q: Do you have any tips for your readers as far as writing goes?

A: Actually, yes. I have quite a few pieces of advice, but to cut down on space, I’ll stick to the non-technical aspects of writing for now. If you’d like a run-down of the grammatical rules of writing, perhaps Order and Chaos - Qui Iudicant's profile page could help you. Near the bottom of the page (which has gotten to be almost painfully long), he’ll have several of the most important grammatical rules outlined for your viewing pleasure.

However, almost anyone who paid attention in senior high English can outline a few basic rules in grammar. That is why I’m not going to spend much time on that. Since we’re on that topic right now though, I’ll address one of the most persistent errors that I come across when reading fan fiction. That would be errors with apostrophes, especially when placed on the end of possessive words such as ‘your’, ‘it’, etc.

For instance, “your’s” isn’t even a word! In this case, “yours” would be correct. It needs no apostrophe. Another common error is the confusion between “its” and “it’s.” The first example, “its” is another way of saying that an item belongs to ‘it’. It would seem to make more sense to say “it’s” in this case, but the reality is that “it’s” is another way of saying “it is.” You wouldn’t say, “Give the dog it is bone.” That’s nonsense. The same thing applies to “their” and “they’re.” “They’re” is another term for “they are,” while “their” applies possession to two or more people or things.

Great! Now that’s all the grammar I’m going to bother with. The rest will all be application.

Part 1. Make it Unique

Part of me wonders why I’m even bothering with this when I get the feeling not a great deal of people are even going to care. Anyhow, the summary here is that if you are going to write fan fiction, please dare to be different in some way. There are simply way too many stories like “Fox and Krystal fall in love and get involved in some kind of generic conflict that threatens to tear them apart.” Please, do something different. Generally speaking, if you do something many people have done before and you do it badly, no one will care about what you wrote. On the flip side, if you create a well-written derivative piece, you’ll probably get a middling response.

In contrast, if you create a highly original piece and do it well, you’ll either end up creating a powerfully successful story, or you’ll wind up with a ‘cult favorite’ that’s not widely read but is fiercely liked by a small group of dedicated fans. If you take a look at the most favorited stories in the archive, you’ll notice most of them are more likely to have spawned imitators than imitating someone else’s work. In fact, with the exception of the lemon-y top fic, almost all of the stories in the top 25 have a unique premise that separates them from the flock of derivative works. So, unless you’d rather blend in with the crowd and create yet another generic Fox/Krystal fic, make an effort to do something that no one else has done before. Even if your premise is similar to the other stories, throw in a surprise that will change it from being another lookalike story to being one that will stand out from miles away. However, the trick is to mix originality with familiarity. There is a certain amount of familiarity that your readers are expecting. Make it completely unrecognizable, and you’re likely to struggle. However, if you play it right, great things may be in your future.

Part 2. No conflict = No Purpose

I’ll make a concession here before I say anything more; and that is that sometimes, it really is nice not having the pressure of conflict weighing on the plotline. However, nine times out of ten, it is an absolute must for story progression. For some reason, literature is defined by conflict - probably because human history itself is a story of conflict of man vs. man, man vs. God, man vs. nature etc.

So, what that means if you’re not writing an action-based story such as a romance is that it would be to your advantage to throw in some difficulties or internal struggles - preferably ones that aren’t seen in all the other romance stories such as Fox struggling with his stupid nervousness around Krystal (Can’t you tell how cynical I am about those two now?). The conflict needs to resolve in some way at the end, even if the conflict is simply replaced with a different conflict. It’s how the story is driven forwards. Without conflict, the story more or less becomes a diary of events. Those can be nice sometimes, but if you want to create a real story, there needs to be some real conflict in there.

Part 3. No One Wants to Hear About Your Religion or Political Views

As a person who would be considered religious by almost everyone except himself (there’s a long story there), I found it much less difficult to write this than you’d probably think. If you were writing your own original novel, what I’m about to say could be happily disregarded; but since you’re probably into writing fan fiction in this particular genre, I’d advise that you pay attention to what I’m about to say. And that is this: no one wants to hear you preach a sermon or listen to your critique of consumerist capitalism. Since this is a sci-fi genre, I’d wager that a large number of your readers are trying to escape from the woes of politics and religion in the real world. By bringing up the same issues in your story, you may be effectively driving many prospective readers away.

As a general rule of thumb, especially in this archive, it is wise to keep references to the real world as minimal as possible. Even if you’re writing one of those “Star Fox meets the humans” stories that I despise ever so much, you’d be wise to keep modern day references a to minimum. As it is though, you should know that ff.net has rules about putting non-historical real life figures in stories.

Part 4. Purple and Beige Prose

Have you ever read a story where the author positively slathered the virtual parchment with a cornucopia of loquacious terminology that prompted your cranium to gyrate in befuddlement and mystification? You just did, and it’s called Purple Prose. Best known for being widely used before the mid 1900s, Purple Prose can be found in many of the great classics in history. Considering that those were the books I read when I was younger, it makes sense that I used to rely on an excessive use of advanced words to get my point across.

Why is that bad, though? Didn’t your school training suggest that using advanced words was the way to go? Well, unfortunately, people in the real world prefer brevity and conciseness over pomp and splendor. This does not mean that you need to dumb down your writing to a high school level, but it does mean that you need to keep your writing on a level where your average reader will be able to read it without being discouraged or frustrated with a sea of excessive words that neither he nor anyone he knows uses in the real world. Purple Prose is a rarity in fan fiction writing, but it’s worth mentioning anyway.

On the other hand, Beige Prose is the act of stripping down a piece of work to the point where it is downright minimalistic. Compare, for example, my example of Purple Prose (see above) with this example of Beige Prose.

“Have you ever read a story where the author put in too many big words?”

The vast majority of the time, ’tis better to be brief. However, when you’re tasked with describing a vast natural scene or a cityscape that isn’t based on anything in the real world, you cannot afford to keep things to a bare minimum. These are great opportunities to focus on world-building, and you are definitely excused for rambling a little bit. Just make sure to avoid the infamous info-dump. Very few things kill a story’s momentum more effectively than those. The challenge is to convey the most information in the smallest, most easily readable package possible. And please, don’t use advanced words just to make yourself look educated. I used to do that, and it’s honestly quite embarrassing to me now that I realize that it doesn’t matter one bit.

Oh - and one small thing that doesn’t really fit into any of these categories: don’t EVER use an exclamation mark outside of dialogue. It looks ridiculously juvenile in context, and as one writer (whose name I have forgotten) said, “It’s like laughing at your own joke.”

There will definitely be more of this to come in the future, but that’s all for now…


Various interesting quotes

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." -George Washington

"Failure is always an option!" -Adam Savage

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." -Søren Kierkegaard

"Das Beste oder nichts." (The best or nothing at all) - Gottlieb Diamler

"You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world - that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature; but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid." -Franz Kafka

"Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don't learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us." -Stephen Colbert

"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless." -G.K. Chesterton

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

"The answer to life, the universe, and everything is... 42." -Deep Thought

"Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day." -Jesus Christ

"The most powerful people on the face of the earth are those who have no fear of death." -Bill Gothard

"Great minds think alike, but extraordinary minds rarely ever do." -K.S. Reynard

"Hope can be a shadow fleeting - I would rather die believing." -Dream Theater, Illumination Theory

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong." -Mahatma Gandhi

"Be who you are, because the people who mind don't matter and the people who matter don't mind!" -Dr. Seuss

"What the mind can conceive, and believe, it can achieve." -Napoleon Hill

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." -Reinhold Niebuhr

"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort, you will not get either comfort or truth - only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair." -C.S. Lewis

"Remember, heroes are never as polished as the legends that surround them." -Naked Snake, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

"All great works are prepared in the desert, including the redemption of the world. The precursors, the followers, the Master Himself, all obeyed or have to obey one and the same law. Prophets, apostles, preachers, martyrs, pioneers of knowledge, inspired artists in every art, ordinary men and the Man-God, all pay tribute to loneliness, to the life of silence, to the night." -A.G. Sertillanges


The Oasis Character List (Beware of Spoilers)
Major Protagonists

Fox McCloud
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Species: Red Fox
Identifying Marks: None of note

Serves as the story’s focal character. Is mostly in it for the money, but begins to change his focus as his situation begins to change.

Cynthia “Shaiyau” Altruis (a.k.a. Scarlet)
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Species: Red Fox
Identifying Marks: Almost never seen without some variety of form-fitting catsuit, has long, black hair and black fur below her elbows and knees

First encountered by Fox on Tehraia, Scarlet is an infamous bounty huntress from the planet Skallis who is known for her improbable success at her career and her ‘devil-may-care’ attitude towards most things.

Felix Sparta
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Species: Red Fox
Identifying Marks: Has dull red fur and wears narrow-framed, modern glasses. Also has a penchant for long coats and scarves

Scarlet’s employer and former lover who still holds strong feelings towards her, Felix is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Gaia Corporation - one of the two major mega-corporations on the dystopian planet Skallis.

Minor Protagonists

Hanson
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Species: Arctic Fox
Identifying Marks: None of note

Hanson serves as Felix Sparta’s head of security, as well as acting as the manager of the Gaia Corporation’s massive private army.

Vincenzo
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Species: Black wolf
Identifying Marks: None of note

One of the Gaia Corporation’s most notorious mercenaries, he is responsible for providing Felix with protection as he meets with mob boss Salvatore Pietro.

Victoria Thane
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Species: Raccoon
Identifying Marks: None of note

Antoine Carache’s former secretary, responsible for alerting Felix Sparta to the presence of a malevolent third party working inside Asgard Industries.

Karen Altruis
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Species: Red Fox
Identifying Marks: Has a deep gash in her right thigh from being attacked by a Cerinian animal called a quihoph.

Karen Altruis is Scarlet’s mother. In spite of the damage Scarlet has done to her family’s name through her actions as a bounty huntress, Karen still manages to love her. Also of interest is that she is related to Vixy Reinard McCloud.

Antagonists (Arc I and II)

Antoine Carache
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Species: Iguana
Identifying Marks: None of note, rarely seen in the story

The owner and CEO of Asgard Industries, as well as Felix Sparta’s mortal enemy and chief business rival. Carache holds very little respect for personal rights, with the stance that his financial gain will justify everything in the end.

Salvatore Pietro
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Species: Gray Fox
Identifying Marks: Overweight, wears glasses, is always impeccably dressed

The mastermind of the Skallisian mob in District 7, Pietro holds significant control of the Skallisian puppet government and has many operatives in both major corporations on the planet. However, as Felix Sparta’s godfather, he holds respect for him and treats him with far more courtesy than Felix’s rival Antoine Carache. He also has three sons - Damien, Leonardo, and Eduardo.

Cerinians

Krystal
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Species: Cerinian Fox (High Order)
Identifying Marks: White spiral tattoos on her thighs, block glyphic tattoos on both arms

Krystal first enters the story after her ship crashes on Tehraia. With her closest friend Jasmine killed in the crash, she comes to rely on Fox for both comfort and protection and quickly falls in love with him. Although she behaves with more maturity than would be expected from her for her age, she is still lacking experience in many fields of life. Her last name is never mentioned, and there is a very good reason for her reluctance to state it.

Hyacinth
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Species: Cerinian Fox (Order of Nobility)
Identifying Marks: Shaves her pelt apart from her tail, her ears, and a patch of fur that covers her breasts. Rarely wears anything above the waist, and has dark purple tribal tattoos that cover most of her light purple skin

A friend of Karen Altruis, Hyacinth acts as Fox’s ‘tour guide’ when he arrives on Cerinia early in Arc III. She also knows Krystal from when she was younger, as she acted as Krystal’s surrogate parent when her mother and father had business to attend to and were therefore unable to care for their daughter.

Neron Tæro/Demiurge
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Species: Cerinian Fox (High Order)
Identifying Marks: Wears a hooded cloak that masks his ruined face, which has been reconstructed with a metal mesh framework complete with mechanical eyes

Revealed to be the main antagonist in Chapter 15, Neron is a former member of the Cerinian High Council who was expelled from the Order for his radical views. Long thought to have been killed by order of the Council, he survived - albeit with a mostly-mechanical body - and has returned to enact his vengeance on the Council and to accomplish his plan.

The General
Age: N/A
Gender: Female
Species: Cloned Cerinian Fox
Identifying Marks: Abnormally tall for a Cerinian, has white fur

First seen in Chapter 8 in the Tehraian warehouse, this unnamed soldier functions as Neron Taero’s highest ranking officer and the commander of his army.

The Cerinian High Council

Bio: The Cerinian High Council is the ruling body on the planet Cerinia, based on a combination of the 1st-Century Sanhedrin Court and the Jedi Council from the Star Wars universe. Has been in control of the planet for several millennia, but the order has begun to show signs of corruption of late...

Lylat United

Generalissimo S.M. Farris/Supreme Commander of Ichtos
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Species: Red Fox
Identifying Marks: Dark red fur, wears a gray trench coat and a commissar cap

The initial antagonist of the scrapped Iridium Chronicle, the Supreme Commander functions as the fascist dictator of the planet Ichtos in the neighboring planetary system. Despite his position’s inherent potential for tyrannical behavior, he is well liked by his people mostly due to his efforts in uniting the planet and reinvigorating the main civilization’s waning national pride and industrial might. Also, if the Iridium storyline is anything to go by, he is Fox’s half-brother. However, this is never brought up in-story and has no relevance in it, as the two never meet.

General Kato
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Species: Komodo Dragon
Identifying Marks: None of note

One of Supreme Commander Farris’s closest allies, Kato presides over the largely volcanic world of Mortora, a major exporter of valuable metals and industrial components.

Prime Minister Lago
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Species: Siberian Husky
Identifying Marks: None of note

As the leader of the Cornerian Progressive Party and the current (as of the story) Prime Minister, Lago is responsible for a significant number of the Cornerian Federation’s crucial decisions - a task he feels somewhat incapable of handling. An idealistic politician rather than a firm leader, he reveals his weaknesses when confronted with a major decision with the potential to affect life in more than just the Lylat System.

Irena Volkchelovek
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Species: Coywolf
Identifying Marks: Short for her species, has a prominent hammer and sickle tattoo on her arm

A brigadier general in the Ichtosian military and her Supreme Commander’s love interest, Irena is assigned with the command over the Cerinian campaign forces near the end of Arc III. Despite being generally level-headed, she can be prone to anger due to her own misgivings about her self-image and the way she is perceived by her forces.

General Pepper
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Species: Basset Hound
Identifying Marks: See canon character description

The highest-ranking general within the Cornerian military organization, Pepper has lived and served through several major conflicts. A capable (if somewhat heavy-handed) leader, his strategic knowledge and keen decision-making skills have made him a hero to not only his subordinates, but also to the people of Corneria itself.

Other

Archetype of High Iridium
Age: N/A
Gender: Male
Species: Unspecified variety of fox
Identifying Marks: Has silver fur, iridescent silver eyes, and a triangular-shaped birthmark between his eyes. Carries a wooden walking stick and wears a dark gray hooded cloak that obscures nearly everything about his appearance

A carryover character from The Iridium Chronicle, the Archetype reprises his role from that story, although in a subtler way. Not much is stated about him in The Oasis and he never announces his name, although it is hinted that Cerinians who are aware of his true nature are terrified of him.


On another (Star Fox-related) note: if you don't find this to be completely adorable; well - I'm sorry, but there's just no hope for you.

Krystal and the Firefly

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The Hunting Party by Elarix reviews
Phoenix trades his comfortable life as a college student for that of a criminal when he joins the Hunting Party, a team of hitmen and lawless bounty hunters. Through a number of missions, he will learn the true, darker side of a criminal's life, while also uncovering the hidden pasts of the Hunting Party's members. Who were they before they fell so low? I can only promise guns.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,646 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 9/19/2014 - Krystal, OC
The Perfect Escape by Mr. Skiperdoo reviews
Fox is spending the week at a beautiful resort on Zoness with his friend. He doesn't quite remember how he got there, but he knows that everything's perfect, a little too perfect.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 92,099 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 5/2/2013 - Fox M., Falco L.
Star Fox: The Dead Planet by Emile The Watcher reviews
A Mysterious Planet long thought destroyed has reappeared on the edge of the Lylat System, when the first recon team sent out to investigate the planet vanishes, the new General, Peppy Hare twists some arms to get Star Fox back in the air, unfortunately, the two star pilots are now racers, and they'll need the help of a bounty hunter, one named Kursed.
Star Fox - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 121,479 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 2/17 - Published: 1/1/2013 - [Krystal, Fox M.] [Falco L., Katt M.]
Attack on Cerinia by XxSanitariumxX reviews
Desperate to cut off the ties of his new and hollow life, Fox McCloud makes a blind jump into unknown space to find a new planet to start anew. Thinking the planet is devoid of sentient life, Fox settles down and starts his new life of solitude. Meanwhile, Krystal, a young Cerinian warrior and her tribe are fleeing their destroyed village while hordes of monsters are hunting them.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,049 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 12/13/2014 - Published: 12/21/2013 - Krystal, Fox M.
It Gets Darkest by Nail Strafer reviews
It was supposed to be a simple recon mission for James and the Star Fox team on Venom. But everything's gone wrong. Andross is still alive and has created his own military. Pigma betrays the team to Andross. Now James has been shot down, stranded on Venom, and he desperately needs a way off world. But it's not Andross' army he should be worried about..
Crossover - Star Fox & Slender - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,729 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/3/2014 - Published: 10/29/2014 - James M., OC, Slender - Complete
Star Fox: Destinies by Emile The Watcher reviews
A collection of one-shots set thought out random points in the Star Fox universe, inspired by other works on this site and lots of time staring at fan-art. Rated T for now, though that may change to a light M later. So come, take a few minutes to read some of my many ideas that never turn into full stories.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 23 - Words: 79,477 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/11/2014 - Published: 6/12/2013 - Krystal, Fox M., Katt M., Falco L.
Kurse of the Erinyes by Order and Chaos - Qui Iudicant reviews
Krystal McCloud has walked far along the Dark Path, drowning in her self destructing hatred for the human race. But Those Above All have not forgotten her, and will use any means to redeem her. Even if those means are painful and humiliating, those are the lengths They will go. -AU "original Hell Series"
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 32,446 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/8/2014 - Published: 10/22/2013 - [Miyu, OC] Krystal
Armageddon Chronicles: The Cerinian Earth by Order and Chaos - Qui Iudicant reviews
A simple rescue mission unwittingly turns into the means for ultimate salvation and reconciliation for three races: the Cerinian natives; the human outworlders; and the fallen Mage-Lords. ("Origins" story for Krystal.)
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 69,121 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/27/2014 - Published: 6/25/2013 - Krystal, OC
Wingmates by Boondock Jake reviews
With the new addition of Krystal to the team, Fox couldn't be happier as they find their affections for one another growing. But the rest of the team questions Fox's decision and Krystal's capabilities as an uneasy tension begins to form, especially with the recently returned Falco.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 66,250 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 7/1/2014 - Published: 5/8/2014 - [Fox M., Krystal] Falco L., Peppy H. - Complete
METAL GEAR SOLID: SNAKE EATER by Psifonian reviews
At the height of the Cold War, a CIA operative is sent to uncover the secret behind Metal Gear, a top-secret superweapon with nuclear capability. This is the story of "Naked Snake," and how he became one of the most legendary soldiers in military history. A novelization of the game.
Metal Gear - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 17 - Words: 46,746 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 5/15/2014 - Published: 3/20/2013
Star Fox: Legacy, Volume II by chaos Leader reviews
About 15 years after the first volume: What was supposed to have been a routine job finds itself up against a greater, more insidious threat than was thought possible. Yet in the midst of the turmoil, there is compassion, understanding, even love to be found. Don't miss out on this if you can help it. This Volume is Now COMPLETE! Special Announcement Afterward!
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 21 - Words: 119,467 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 8/29/2011 - James M., Vixy R. - Complete
What Troubles You, Falco Lombardi? by John Jude Farragut reviews
When Falco Lombardi begins to shy away from his friends at Star Fox, they intervene and discover a deadly secret in Falco's turbulent life.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,412 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/23/2014 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Falco L., Fox M. - Complete
Desolace by Snake of the Rose reviews
Chapter 16 - No matter how hard he tries, Fox can't seem to gather his bearings. The very landscape seems to thirst for his blood, and the twisting advance is beginning to induce something feverish inside of him...
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 16 - Words: 40,811 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 3/18/2014 - Published: 7/28/2007 - Fox M., Krystal
Minutes to Midnight by Elarix reviews
As New Year's Eve approaches, the now separated members of the Star Fox team must struggle with one question; If you only had moments to live... what would you do?
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,192 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/28/2014 - Published: 11/26/2013 - Fox M., Slippy T., Katt M. - Complete
The Scars That Heal by Firewolf99 reviews
The infamous thief Sly Cooper and the decorated Interpol agent Carmelita Fox have quite the collection of scars between them. Now, several years after hanging up their canes and pistols, the two explore their shared past and different marks together.
Sly Cooper - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 22,117 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 1/24/2014 - Published: 6/20/2013 - Carmelita F., Sly C. - Complete
Star Fox: Looking Back by general whitefur reviews
A collection of one shots in which the various characters of the Star Fox series look back on their lives. Stories written in first person. Rated T just to be safe.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,896 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/13/2014 - Published: 9/29/2013
Graduation by Serpent P reviews
Being the son of an interplanetary hero isn't all that it's cracked up to be. One-shot.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,739 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/13/2013 - Fox M., James M. - Complete
Hero's Return by Wolfsalvo reviews
Krystal has a new life on Corneria with the fabled starfox team. Her life is finally looking up from all the recent wars that had plagued the Lylat system, and now she has time to sit down, and relax... or does she? Rated for blood and sexual content.
Star Fox - Rated: M - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 24 - Words: 91,783 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/19/2013 - Published: 2/25/2013 - Krystal - Complete
The Cerinian In Me by The Pen Vs The Sword reviews
What if Fox's father had never died? What if Fox had instead joined his father's team to fight Andross alongside him? And most importantly, what if he met Krystal on a different planet? Namely, Cerinia. Fox/Krystal. Requested by lines22.
Star Fox - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 161,289 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 4/9/2012 - Published: 7/27/2010 - Fox M., Krystal - Complete
Rogue Fox Armageddon Soul by SyxxFox reviews
She is a member of Starwolf, but feels Fox's "accidental" death was her fault. Now Fox walks the path of darkness as Syxx and becomes everything he vowed to destroy and he hates. Only Krystal can make him see again. But can she? How far has Fox gone?
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 45 - Words: 157,537 - Reviews: 537 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 1/5/2012 - Published: 11/6/2007 - Krystal, Fox M. - Complete
An Unlikely Enemy by MrKrystal reviews
A horrible accident leaves Krystal clinging to life, forcing Fox to make a decision about her future. The implications of that decision have widespread effects on everyone.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,667 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 10/11/2011 - Published: 7/17/2006 - Krystal
Star Fox: Legacy, Volume I by chaos Leader reviews
Have you ever wondered how it all happened? How all Lylat turned against itself in war? How a scientist of all people led the charge? How one mercenary team became the icon we know today? This volume lays the foundations for a greater story to come.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 49,647 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/23/2011 - Published: 11/14/2010 - James M. - Complete
Happy Birthday, Krystal! by SchmEthan reviews
It's Krystal's big day and, needless to say, she's pretty excited! And, of course, she's looking forward to one thing most of all. Fox.
Star Fox - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,078 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/1/2010 - Krystal, Fox M. - Complete
Star Fox: Last Minute Christmas Shopping by XxSanitariumxX reviews
In no way could Fox have been happier, Christmas was around the corner, he is married to Krystal, has a kid with her and all the Christmas shopping was done. Or so he thought. In the rush he blindsighted Krystal! Now he must brave Christmas Eve shopping!
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,943 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/18/2010 - Published: 12/25/2009 - Fox M., Krystal - Complete
Swim by SchmEthan reviews
While Fox is having an early morning dip in the Great Fox's pool, much to his surprise and delight , Krystal joins him for a spot of swimming. Songfic based on Splash Turn Twist by Jimmy Eat World. My first ever, so any advice/corrections would be nice!
Star Fox - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,623 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Published: 5/11/2009 - Fox M., Krystal - Complete
Metal Gear Shopping: Tactical Grocery Action by Geriatric Yoda reviews
Snake enters an ordinary supermarket with a simple grocery list. Things start to esculate very soon as they do, and Snake finds himself in the center of another terrorist plot...or he likes to THINK he is. Please R&R and I'll try and R&R back.
Metal Gear - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 8,484 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/16/2008 - Published: 3/21/2005
50 Statements by blinkblink reviews
50 drabbles, one per state, focusing on Dave and Hal's experiences over the course Philanthropy's existence as they travel through America. Runs post Shadow Moses to pre MGS4. Covers most genres.
Metal Gear - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,627 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 42 - Published: 12/6/2007 - Otacon/Hal E., S. Snake - Complete
StarFox 4: REFLECTIONS of the FUTURE by Kit-Karamak reviews
This story begins after StarFox Assault ends. I follow Krystal, Fox and the rest of the gang through to the return of someone they thought long dead. Action, intreague, drama and a bit of romance leads us to the day Fox finally asks for her paw. R&R! Oddly, this story still receives an insane amount of views per month, despite its age and such. xD
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 93,547 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/1/2007 - Published: 9/28/2005 - Krystal, Fox M. - Complete
The Romantic Get Away by StarFoxChic reviews
Krystal and Fox go on a romantic vacation together. They get to know each other romantically and fall in love. FoxKrystal pairing. Chapter 10 up! Fox and Krystal go to the beach. R&R!
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 35,268 - Reviews: 375 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 3/10/2007 - Published: 8/2/2006 - Fox M., Krystal
Interview With God by almostinsane reviews
This is something good I found on the internet that I wish to share. God bless!
Bible - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 338 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Published: 10/9/2006 - Complete
Star Fox: The Mercenary War by Foxmerc reviews
When a mysterious figure hijacks Lylat's air waves and broadcasts a magnificent award for the capture or death of Fox McCloud, Fox discovers his true friends in the ensuing conflicts between mercenary groups. Chapter 18 up!
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 72,713 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 8/13/2006 - Published: 8/27/2004 - Complete
Like You by Boondock Jake reviews
Have you ever wished you could be someone who you thought had it all? Slippy does but Fox makes him see otherwise.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,455 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/8/2006 - Fox M., Slippy T. - Complete
StarFox 3: Reflections Of Krystal by Kit-Karamak reviews
The one that started it all. I wrote this years ago, people liked it, so I kept rolling with it. I've changed the format of the series over time but people really enjoyed a story about Krystal so... I hope you do, too!
Star Fox - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 14 - Words: 85,166 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/19/2005 - Published: 8/8/2005 - Krystal, Fox M.
Hope for the Lonely by FraGmenTd reviews
Krystal finally finds a Cerinian boy to call her own. It's just not who we all expected... The end is nigh! Chapter 6 is done. DING! Please R&R as always. [COMPLETE]
Star Fox - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,181 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/4/2005 - Published: 6/22/2005 - Fox M., Krystal - Complete
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Parallax reviews
Set four years after the Anglar Blitz. A secretive task from a clandestine Cornerian intelligence agency leads to an alarming discovery capable of altering the future of more than one universe. Reality may be nothing more than a persistent illusion, but whose reality is it to begin with? When all is made clear, nothing will ever be perceived the same way again. AU - or is it?
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 55,483 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/17 - Published: 8/31/2014 - [Fox M., Fara P.] OC, Krystal
Nexus Three reviews
Sequel to The Oasis. Two weeks after the Cerinian campaign, Krystal attempts to move on with her life, believing that the worst is behind her. But the past will be brought to account, and she, along with Star Fox and the rest of the Lylat System, will be forced to face her father's twisted legacy one last time. AU.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,065 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/8 - Fox M., Falco L., Krystal, OC
Could Have Said No reviews
Several years after Star Fox disbands following their failure to defend Lylat from the Anglars, Fox finds himself face to face with his long-lost teammate Krystal, whose years of work as a bounty hunter have changed her almost beyond recognition. Confronted with an undesirable choice, Fox must decide if he is willing to accept her for who she has become. A gift oneshot from Emile.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,064 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/4/2014 - Fox M., Krystal - Complete
The Oasis reviews
When Fox is sent to a desert world far outside the Lylat System to investigate a possible nuclear threat, he finds much more than he first anticipated. With his initial objective compromised, he is forced to work alongside a suspicious bounty hunter named Scarlet to prevent a catastrophe with the potential to bring all life in the Lylat System to an end. COMPLETE
Star Fox - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 230,400 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 6/14/2013 - [Fox M., Krystal, OC] - Complete
Regret and Resolution reviews
Through the brightest of joys and the most inexpressible of pains, love always finds a way to thrive. A collection of Fox/Krystal shorts spanning the full spectrum of emotions, from dark and depressing to joyful and uplifting. Rated T
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,562 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/21/2014 - Published: 9/23/2013 - [Fox M., Krystal] - Complete
Escape to Cerinia reviews
On a cold winter night, Krystal grants Fox the one wish that he never could hope to realize on his own - a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Cerinia. A special gift for to my readers. Rated T for suggestive content and mild sexual references.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,494 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/16/2013 - Published: 12/6/2013 - [Fox M., Krystal] - Complete
On Broken Wings reviews
Two lonely hearts, a cold night before Christmas, and the opportunity to change the future for better or for worse. In desperate times, even the most unlikely of people can come together; and the most difficult of decisions can bring about a resolution that none would have thought possible. Entry for the Star Fox Christmas One-shot Contest. Rated T.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,816 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/29/2013 - Wolf O'D., Fara P. - Complete
Beer Run reviews
Finding himself with nothing to do, Ike decides to host a party in his room in the Smash Mansion. All is going according to plan until Captain Falcon forgets to bring the beer. No problem, though- there's a mini-mart just down the street. What could possibly go wrong? One-shot. Rated T for alcohol, crude humor, and...Snake.
Super Smash Brothers - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,956 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Published: 9/14/2013 - Captain Falcon, Ike, Solid Snake, Wolf - Complete
6 Days and 23 Hours reviews
Five years after Command, Kursed has severed herself from the Lylat System and now works as a feared bounty hunter in a distant star system. However, after she contracts a terminal illness and is given a week to live, she realizes that in order to have peace before she dies, she must make amends for her actions by apologizing to the man who has caused her so much pain: Fox McCloud.
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,517 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/16/2013 - Published: 7/15/2013 - [Krystal, Fox M.] - Complete