ArcturusWolf
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Joined 07-24-13, id: 4920441, Profile Updated: 09-14-13
Author has written 13 stories for Elder Scroll series, Fallout, Mass Effect, Elfen Lied, X-Com, Harry Potter, Gate - Jietai Kare no Chi nite, Kaku Tatakeri, Left 4 Dead, Elsword, RWBY, Game of Thrones, and Stellaris.

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Okay, that aside. I'm a fan of fantasy. I'm also a fan of Sci-fi. I like my D&D, and I like my lawful neutrals truly lawful. I'm a fan of money (who isn't!?), and definitely a fan of good writing.

What I seek in fanfiction (or fiction in general):

- Good, BELIEVABLE characters. There is nothing worse than a character who is omniscient, omnipresent, omni who comes in, saves everyone's bacon, and then proceeds to soak up all the praise from anyone and everyone in the known universe, being worshipped virtually as a god, and somehow magically gets rescued whenever he/she is losing. If that is your character, then may he/she live forever. Because a good, honourable death is worth a lot more than a coward that lives forever.

- Love not for the sake of fanservice. It is one thing to introduce a relationship as a natural progression of long-term exposure, camaraderie, etc, etc. It is also in very poor taste to throw in 'love at first sight' or 'complete attachment for some completely trivial matter'. Relationships are, essentially, an unspoken contract of service exchange. One does not know what the other can perform until some time has been spent in each other's company. To fall in love at first sight is cheesy, it breaks immersion, and is otherwise indefensible plot-wise. If the objective of your fiction is to put it together, then PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF [whatever deity you believe in] put in some backstory, some plot, SOMETHING to make it believable!

- (crossovers only) Synthesis of plot. An insertion of a single character into another universe, I find, is the weakest form of crossover. Especially if the universes are of completely different eras; unless it was for comedic effect (c.f. medieval man gets put into modern New York, starts drinking from a toilet) then it makes little sense to have this character be transported across universes. A story which advances the less advanced side sufficiently to compensate for differences makes for a more engaging premise.

- The correct amount of description. Let's face it, nobody wants a 'tell' type of story - where the author writes 'x does y, z does w' for the next bajillion words. But it's equally disconcerting when we read about a soldier loading every round into a magazine, noting the placement of each shot for the rest of the story. Pace it appropriately; if the pace is slow, it makes sense for all the details to be absorbed. A soldier on the run is very unlikely to notice the colour of flowers growing by the roadside as he sprints past it to dodge bullets.

- NO NUMBERS. I don't mind numbers in Codex entries, in dictionary- or encyclopedia-style footnotes, but mixing in numbers is clunky and detracts from immersion. It makes more sense to call things by the characters' slang and then make a footnote later on about it. I don't care if the cannon is 120mm calibre - it's a heavy cannon to me. Add a footnote later on, and don't swamp us with statistics. It's a huge turn-off when I'm enjoying (potentially) good fics.

- PROOFREADING. I have probably one of the most common pet peeves of readers everywhere. I do not want to see 'definately'. I do not want to see 'there gun' when it was meant to be 'their gun'. Spelling errors, un-capitalised 'I's all fall into the same boat. OpenOffice, LibreOffice, MS Word - these all have spellcheckers. Why they are not used to their maximum capacity is beyond me. If an author cannot be bothered to proofread their work, then I do not see why I should bother to try and decipher what they had intended to write.

Remember that this is FANfiction - show your dedication by making your fic so good you would make the original author/creator proud! :D

NB: Fanfiction.net, please stop eating up my asterisk-linebreaks, my dash-linebreaks, anything in angular brackets, etc etc.

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An Arpeggio of Ice on Fire by Writer Nightpen reviews
Or: How to Speak Softly while Carrying a Big Stick. In which Mental Models do things in our favorite medieval world, chaos and mayhem following their wake. Oh, and katanas are overpowered in Westeros, discuss. (I will be stepping on toes wherever I go with this fic, so yeah, probably not gonna be sorry.)
Crossover - A song of Ice and Fire & Arpeggio of Blue Steel/蒼き鋼のアルペジオ - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 95,105 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 391 - Updated: 12/22/2020 - Published: 3/27/2017 - Tyrion L., Tywin L., Yamato, Hyuuga - Complete
Silly but Killy by Palladius reviews
What if there were no Humans in Mass Effect? What if there were Orks instead? The Council would have a lot less sleep, for one thing.
Crossover - Warhammer & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 15 - Words: 47,002 - Reviews: 714 - Favs: 1,609 - Follows: 1,523 - Updated: 4/23/2016 - Published: 7/30/2014
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At the End of the (Civilised) World reviews
A scientist was 'volunteered' to remain at an isolated biochemical research facility off the coast of Florida. As days turn to weeks, and weeks turn to months, a yacht containing infected finally crashes on the island. Finding herself unable to kill an unconscious witch while investigating the crash, she takes in the witch for study. Will this evolve into something more?
Left 4 Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,578 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 29 - Published: 4/29/2020 - [Witch, OC]
And the Meek Shall Inherit reviews
Humanity reached for the stars earlier than expected, their colonies reaching out far and wide before the turn of the 22nd century. Yet they had not encountered another alien species; that is, until an exploration ship enters a miscalibrated mass relay and crash-lands in the homeworld of an alien species. How would humanity evolve when welcomed with kindness instead of violence?
Crossover - Mass Effect & Stellaris - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 27,466 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 399 - Updated: 1/4/2020 - Published: 8/24/2019
Embers of a Fallen Empire reviews
An isolationist stellar theocracy stands alone. The rest of the galaxy has fallen to the AI scourge. Unwilling to die quietly in the face of the abominable intelligences, they search the Shroud for a way to escape their fate. They have it - a GATE, powered by millions of flesh, blood and soul sacrifices. Can the dying embers of a fallen empire reignite in a world beyond the GATE?
Crossover - Gate - Jietai Kare no Chi nite, Kaku Tatakeri & Stellaris - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,888 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 59 - Published: 1/4/2020
Genesis reviews
October 23, 2077. A date that would live forever in infamy as the day that man purged the planet of modern civilisation in nuclear fire. A prophecy is made that from the ashes, life shall rise anew. Yet the annihilation of order has warped everything that remains. Will the dreams of the past live on, or will a twisted nightmare be all that returns?
Crossover - Harry Potter & Fallout - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 35,254 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 8/3/2018 - Published: 12/11/2017 - Hermione G., OC, Daphne G., Tracey D.
Synthesis reviews
Evolution. It is the one thing that drives all things forward. While the Muggle world continues to evolve, the magical world stagnates in its firm belief that magical superiority trumps all else. When a magical child is created with the aid of science, what would it mean for the magical world? Would one prove supreme, or would a third path grow from their differences?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 27 - Words: 123,855 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 262 - Updated: 7/8/2018 - Published: 9/1/2017 - Hermione G., OC, Daphne G.
Exodus reviews
The end of the Second Blood War did not bring the closure that it was supposed to. A civil war began soon after, which spilled into the non-magical world, triggering a cataclysmic witch hunt. Faced with extermination, Fleur Delacour makes a desperate attempt to cross the boundaries of space and time to lead her people to a future. Can she survive the deadly Game that lies ahead?
Crossover - Harry Potter & Game of Thrones - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,937 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 6/29/2018 - Published: 6/20/2018 - [Fleur D., Hermione G.] Daphne G.
Synthesis (old) reviews
Evolution. It is the one thing that drives all things forward. While the Muggle world continues to evolve, the magical world stagnates in its firm belief that magical superiority trumps all else. When a magical child is created with the aid of science by an estranged Black and a Muggle scientist, what will it mean for magical society? Discontinued; being rewritten.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 110,919 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 8/24/2017 - Published: 3/14/2017 - Hermione G., OC, Daphne G.
Of Cookies and Liminal Barriers reviews
When a Khajiit Archmage experimenting with interplanar teleportation has an experiment go awry, she and her apprentice land in the world of Remnant. With the portal destabilised by a backlash in magickal energies, they find themselves stuck on Remnant for some time. Not everything goes as smooth as it should. For what can ever go smoothly with the Madgod watching?
Crossover - Elder Scroll series & RWBY - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 151,254 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 352 - Follows: 340 - Updated: 7/3/2017 - Published: 11/8/2016 - Sheogorath, Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Team RWBY - Complete
Mutare Ad Custodiam reviews
Abducted from Remnant, Team RWBY finds themselves caught in a war on an unknown planet. A war against aliens. With the alien threat looming over them, how much will they be willing to sacrifice to protect their friends and loved ones? How much will they be willing to change to protect everything they know? And will they ever find a way back to Beacon? [WhiteRose / Bumblebee]
Crossover - X-Com & RWBY - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 81,557 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 191 - Updated: 4/16/2017 - Published: 10/10/2016 - [Ruby R., Weiss S.] [Yang X.L., Blake B.]
Scarlet Lily of Sol reviews
In an alternate future, when Cerberus held captive the Diclonii with an iron fist, a lone Diclonius escapes into the vast emptiness of space. With only herself and her ship, what will the future hold for the fugitive? Can she find peace, or will she wreak bloody revenge as she was destined to?
Crossover - Elfen Lied & Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 72,512 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 4/4/2017 - Published: 7/4/2016 - Lucy / Nyu, J. Garson
Transcendence reviews
It has been six years since the El Search Party had been disbanded. Eve, seeking a way to revive her kind, retreats to her ruined base in Altera in order to find a way. Given the largest El crystal on Elrios by Elsword as a gift, her imagination leads her to turn to the stars for a solution. Will she be able to rebuild her race, or would she be doomed to fail once again?
Crossover - Mass Effect & Elsword - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,786 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 6/8/2016 - Published: 4/5/2016 - Legion, Eve
An Avenger's First (and Last) Hope reviews
Consumed by darkness, Elesis seeks to exact justice in her own twisted way. When a suicide mission is mounted against the demons of Feita, a severely-wounded Elesis is saved by the power of the Dark Elshard and is cast into a destroyed world, where the very concept of justice is anathema. Will she find hope once again, or will the wasteland destroy her, as it has done to others?
Crossover - Fallout & Elsword - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,227 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/1/2016 - Published: 2/14/2016 - Sole Survivor, Elesis
Imperium Aeternit reviews
Nirn has been unified under the banner of the Empire, and its subjects reach to the stars. Fearing contact by a hostile species, they build up their military might; what will happen when an intrepid Batarian slaver ring opens a Mass Relay and attacks this Empire? Will they ever accept peace? M: V/L
Crossover - Elder Scroll series & Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 166,991 - Reviews: 538 - Favs: 1,306 - Follows: 1,321 - Updated: 3/11/2016 - Published: 7/24/2013 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, J. Garson - Complete