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Author has written 7 stories for Halo, Metroid, Elder Scroll series, and Mega Man.

If you're reading this, you probably only have one question:

What's going on with Negative Halo?

On the off-chance that you're a new reader, welcome! New chapters will be added on or adjacent to Thursdays.

But—and more likely—you're a returning reader, wondering what happened to the stories I wrote. The short version is: I took them down. Sorry.

The long version is that I'm replacing them.

A few years ago, I decided I should edit some of the Negative Halo stories. While they mostly represented the best of what I could do at the time, they were terribly uneven, containing both the best and worst writing I'd ever done. My hope was to fix them up to be a bit more palatable, while resolutely not fixing the canon. (I started writing these in 2003, so I made a lot of assumptions that didn't pan out. I wasn't interested in changing my story then, and I'm still not.)

So I reread them, started making some notes, tried out a few changes. Suffice to say, it quickly snowballed into a complete rewrite.

It still wasn't my intention to delete the existing stories and start over, but as I kept going I realized that the story would drift. A lot of the reviews people had kindly left over the years wouldn't match what was actually happening. And, more importantly, I didn't want to feel like I was a slave to the existing story beats, even if I didn't intend to change what happened generally.

So this is the result. I'm doing a complete rewrite. I've already done several chapters, so I have a nice little buffer going. And with things the way they are, I expect I won't have any trouble keeping up with my schedule of Thursday uploads. I'm also simultaneously publishing on AO3, so you can go find them there, too.

That's it.

Okay, fine. If you're a returning reader, you probably have one more question:

If you're rewriting it anyway, why not change it to match canon?

The first part of the answer is that it would change too much. Negative Halo is a story about family, and a lot of what we now know about Sangheili society prevents me from telling it. The amount of work I'd have to put in would make it a totally new story, and I like the one I drafted years ago. I just want to make it better.

The second part is, I just don't care about canon anymore. I know I had a reputation for writing stories that fit into the existing canon, and I even did some literary gymnastics to make it work on the first time around. But seventeen years later, that doesn't matter to me as much as telling a good story.

If you want a story that matches canon, have a look around. I'm sure there are fics here that will scratch that itch. Or just read the novels and comics; Rtas only knows that there are enough of them now.

And yes, if you're wondering, I guess this means I've come out of retirement. Expect to see other new stuff, maybe.

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The Legend of Samus by Insomniac By Choice reviews
There once was born a Girl who became a Knight. There once was a Dragon whom the Knight would slay. There was no Damsel in Distress.
Metroid - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,090 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/5/2012 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Samus A., Ridley - Complete
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained by ghost.713 reviews
Guardian angels have never been perfect creatures, but a one-time hitman might be stretching things.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 80,800 - Reviews: 362 - Favs: 384 - Follows: 329 - Updated: 12/14/2010 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Kolyat K., Oriana L.
Halo 3: Collapse by an REG Omega reviews
As Earth prepares to make its last stand against the Prophet of Truth, an Unggoy uprising and domestic unrest threaten to tear the fledgling Human-Sangheili alliance apart. Chapter 20, Revelations, is now online.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 22 - Words: 267,035 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 11/14/2010 - Published: 12/15/2005
The Enemy of My Enemy by Katsuhiro reviews
"Of all the conflicts recorded in the latter stages of the Human-Covenant War, perhaps one of the most interesting was that which occured on the Outer Colony Crassus, c.Nov.2552. Interesting, and with an entirely unexpected outcome.." ONI Case-File 428/
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 115,331 - Reviews: 263 - Favs: 832 - Follows: 302 - Updated: 3/21/2009 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Complete
The Deserters by ghost.713 reviews
On hiatus. Surrounded by death and abandoned by the gods, one small group of Covenant traitors fights a losing battle during the final hours of Halo.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,849 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/6/2009
Hatchling by Eyes5 reviews
Samus. Metroid. Hatchling. A piece of planet SR388 has stabilized its orbit around a small star and Samus is inclined to investigate if the X still exist. She goes there despite protests from the Federation and the malfuntioning of her power suit.
Metroid - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 28 - Words: 87,932 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 339 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 2/6/2009 - Published: 12/24/2002
Vestige by ghost.713 reviews
On hiatus. What separates the holy from the heathen? Perhaps it's as simple as the question, "Why?"
Halo - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 548 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/7/2008 - Published: 8/31/2008
The End of a War by Mr. Clark reviews
Truth has taken the Forerunner ship and is on his way to the Ark. Keyes and Johnson have stopped Installation 05 from firing, but the failsafes have been activated. Janissary James and the others on Earth are ready to take the fight to the Covenant.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 28 - Words: 205,027 - Reviews: 679 - Favs: 261 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 9/18/2008 - Published: 12/11/2004
Star Fox: Trial By Fire by Unryu reviews
Following his father's death, Fox McCloud began a transformation from a talented, young pilot in the Cornerian Defense Forces to a mercenary entrusted with the fate of an entire star system and its billions of inhabitants. This is another look at the cla
Star Fox - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 51,601 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/28/2007 - Published: 3/20/2003
Eve of Fate by tru7h nd 0rd3r reviews
It has been 35 years after the HumanCovenant War, and now, the Master Chief must fight to protect humanity as well as uncover the truth behind the mysterious Eve of Fate and what his role in it may be. [UPDATE]Chapter 12 is now up.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 85,379 - Reviews: 287 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/2/2006 - Published: 10/4/2003
Mist by PMOHWinters reviews
Karla Wellings and her platoon are in a continual battle against the Covenant on a fog choked world for what may be Humanity's last chance, but the strange mist hanging in the air hides more than just the enemy... COMPLETE
Halo - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 42 - Words: 63,521 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/31/2005 - Published: 7/31/2004 - Complete
I Am The Last by Khellendrosiic reviews
The chronicle of an Elite that survived Halo. Read the story for the best picture of what it's like. Please R&R. It has been completed.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,809 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/29/2004 - Published: 1/7/2004 - Complete
Dead on Delivery by Dr. Bross reviews
No one gets a break in the Koprulu Sector. Not even a nobody like Walter Raleigh. He thought he was getting the easiest job of his life. Instead, he set himself up to meet the nastiest Zerg and Protoss forces in the sector...
StarCraft - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,749 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/13/2004 - Published: 8/24/2004 - Complete
Eyes of the Enemy by Rashal reviews
See through their eyes...
Halo - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,633 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 7/16/2004 - Published: 7/14/2004
Blackdie by Dr. Bross reviews
After Metroid Fusion, the Federation has just lost contact with a facility producing a dangerous new substance. A substance known as Zonagen. Now Samus is hired to track the group down, before the Space Pirates or anyone else can find them first.
Metroid - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 47,495 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/28/2004 - Published: 4/17/2004 - Complete
The Faded Triforce by Celebanna reviews
Three guardians, three jewels. One man, Ganondorf, longs for power. A third child of destiny. *sighs* Sounds like most fanfictions, but I could really use some help with the english if you'd like to read it ^-^
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63,599 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/29/2002
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Negative Halo, Part One: Institution reviews
(AU: canon divergence. Rewrite.) A soldier, a believer, a martyr. Oriné 'Fulsamee wants to serve the Covenant as a warrior, and he relishes the opportunity to lay his life upon the altar of sacrifice in service to the Great Journey. However, as he takes up this mantle, he will pay a price in blood and innocence which may consume him and his family.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 28,415 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/5 - Published: 4/29 - Rtas 'Vadumee
From Tulane reviews
In 2549, the Covenant attacked the colony Tulane. PFC Sylvester Bishop was stationed at outpost Bravo Orca Six Sierra, along with the rest of November Company. This is the story of their doomed resistance.
Halo - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,127 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/20/2012 - Published: 5/12/2011
Metroid Renegade reviews
After the BSL incident, Samus returns to Tallon IV to find a renegade group of Pirates. But when she turns her back on the Federation and joins the Space Pirates, all hell breaks loose... Finally complete.
Metroid - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 40,523 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/17/2009 - Published: 3/31/2004 - Complete
Love and Eternity, Part One: Disturbed reviews
In the year 2151, the Eternal series has been declared Maverick and must be hunted down. However, in order to take down one Eternal, the Maverick Hunters are going to need the help of the other six. Repost.
Mega Man - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 64,377 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/13/2008 - Complete
The Sculpted reviews
A quick freeverse poem: humanity's postmortem message to the Covenant.
Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/7/2006 - Complete
The Summitmist Murders reviews
An assassin reflects upon his gruesome job with glee. Short, Oneshot.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 354 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/23/2006 - Complete
Negative Halo reviews
See the story of Halo through Covenant eyes...
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 19,533 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/17/2004 - Published: 12/23/2003 - Complete
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