Author has written 9 stories for Star Fox, and Super Smash Brothers.
Hello, and welcome to my "new and abridged" profile page! (Version 3.8)
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 ISTP (Introverted, Observant, Thinking, Prospecting)
Religion: Christian Humanism
Hobbies: Guitar, musical recording/production, writing (well, that was obvious)
Personal Philosophy: "If the way forward is paved with gimmicks and idiosyncrasies, them your definition of progress needs to be reevaluated."
Q: Where did your Q&A go?
A: I decided that it made my profile unnecessarily cumbersome and a bit self-indulgent as well, so I canned it. I've still got the contents saved elsewhere, but I felt it would be better to get rid of it.
Parallax - Semi-active, depending on my interest at the moment. Nearing completion.
Nexus Three - Sequel to The Oasis. Currently active.
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. (Edit - 14 June 2015: Two year anniversary! Thanks everyone! I thought about doing some rewriting and editing for the special occasion, but life's been way too busy for that. Maybe later)
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!
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.
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
"It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure." -Albert Einstein
"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
"Great minds think alike, but extraordinary minds rarely ever do." -K.S. Reynard
"We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience." -George Washington
"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)
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)
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.
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.
Hanson serves as Felix Sparta’s head of security, as well as acting as the manager of the Gaia Corporation’s massive private army.
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.
Antoine Carache’s former secretary, responsible for alerting Felix Sparta to the presence of a malevolent third party working inside Asgard Industries.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Generalissimo S.M. Farris/Supreme Commander of Ichtos
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Archetype of High Iridium
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.