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Joined 02-24-14, id: 5551559, Profile Updated: 05-03-15
Author has written 4 stories for Legend of Zelda.

Hi. DragonRing, at your service.

These are the News:

Screw formalities! I'll just can't hold still any more, have to continue the novel! To start, here a geographical excursion of Hyrule's climate and soils, a literally "basic" way to world build!

Old News:

I used some time off work to make a new cover for the Dolor Mortis Curse, which is the ink drawing in the leather book depicting the man holding his head in agony, while blood is flowing out of his mouth. You can find a longer description as well as the image in full size here.

Progression of The Dolor Mortis Curse:

I threw out the whole Reader's Questions thing to make room for this section. I want to keep you informed about the progression of my (sorta) studies in the art of writing horror, as well as the progression of the last chapters in The Dolor Mortis Curse. Maybe it will motivate me to write in it a little bit every day if I'm in direct touch with you, dear readers. So I'll try to post the progression I'm doing with date. Let's see if it works :D Ah, if there is written 'in progress...' then that means I'm not done yet, there may still be something coming that day.

  • Saturday, 2. May: I think I passed the most important events, can work on the end now ... FINALLY!!!
  • Friday, 1. May: the evening is the best time of the day to write, at least for me. Continued the chapter, pages slowly but surely forming ... the knot is loosening further, and even if today's the day where no one works, my Muse is definitely doing overtime today! It's bloody time, damn!
  • Thursday, 30. April: there, finally a clear shot ... wait for it ... nearly there ... *light bulb* GOTCHA! Hah, finally! You're not going anywhere, Muse! I need you, vacation is over! Let's get back to work, come on! We've got a Curse to break!
  • Saturday, 25. April: okay, twelve pages in total, but still not finished. I've still got the most important part to write... this is really difficult! Every word is painful and I have to tug it out of my brain... this is just not working... where's my muse?!
  • Wednesday, 15. April: continued, but it turned out meek and lazy. I'll try again another day...
  • Satuday, 11. April: I *finally* managed to continue this blasted Curse! I know it's been long, but now I think I'm on it again. Things have been going on lately that needed my full attention, and there was just no opportunity to write in all this. Will keep on to it from now on though, and hopefully I'll bring this story to an end that will both satisfy you, dear readers, as well as me. Damn I'm so sick of this story...
  • Thursday, 19. February: used a daily (I should rather say eveningly) routine/habit to find the right scene for the exorcising; theatre. By the way, this is a great method to find inspiration: just slip into the role of your protagonist (here Link), set the scene (my room becomes Link's room) and play the scene you'd like to write by completely improvising it. It's really fun, and already helped me a lot.
  • Tuesday, 17. February: after having regained my wits from last chapter (horrible, horrible...) and finished 'The Shining' (not really what I had expected from it, but okay...), picking up work again on the next, all revealing chapter.
  • Monday, 9. February: recovered from last chapter's writing (yeah, it frickin' took a toll on me). I think I'm done with writing depressing stuff. But, then you never know ...
  • Sunday, 8. February: ... morning. Re-read it, edited it, added more stuff, wrote the ending. Asked my grand-dad, who's a retired latin and greek teacher, about a fitting latin title. Finished chapter 52, uploaded it.
  • Saturday, 7. February: the one writer's day of the week has finally come: wrote for nearly seven hours non-stop on the next chapter, until half past one in the ...
  • Wednesday, 4. February: refined plotplan. Continued to write, but in need of the right mood to produce decent literature (it's not the right day). Continued 'The Shining'.
  • Tuesday, 3. February: continued chapter, advancing nicely. Continuing 'The Shining'
  • Monday, 2. February: continued 'The Shining' during school (school is sooo boring...); struck by a lightning bolt of inspiration (it's still smoking somewhere), made plotplan (very major spoils) and started writing chapter
  • Sunday, 1. February: continued to read 'The Shining'. It's getting interesting ...
  • Saturday, 31. January: read 'The Shining' by Stephen King (yes, ordered it with Amazon Prime so that it would be there the next day)
  • Friday, 30. January: watched The Grudge 1 and 2 again to find missed details; ordered 'The Shining' by Stephen King
  • Wednesday, 28. January: researched on how to write a horror story, with gore and without
  • Tuesday, 27. January: brainstorming for chapter 52. Major spoils, so keeping quiet
  • Sunday, 25. January: painted 'The Agonizing Man' for cover, taking inspiration and guidance from the book 'Early Medieval Art' by John Beckwith
  • Saturday, 24. January: read articles on Wikipedia about depression, suicide, mental torture. Watched Squeezie's (French Youtuber) playthroughs of horror games. Watched The Grudge 1, 2 and 3 entirely, with headphones and volume turned to full whack

  • About Me:

    The most important things: I'm a 18 year old female, my true name is Mara, I'm 1m 54 tall and I'm a lefthander. I'm fluent in High German, French and English and I currently live in Germany with my grandparents. Hobbies are writing, reading, sleeping and driving around in my Renault 5 called Louis. Küchenschrank hehehe! (that was High German for a kitchen drawer)

    First you have to know that my mother language is not English. I've so to say relearned it in about two years by reading in English, writing in English and watching English television and movies. So if ever you find a phrase or expression which you definitely can't say in English, please tell me! I'm always open for corrections and stuff to learn in this wonderful language, so feel free to contact me if you see anything.

    Before I wanted to start writing, I read lots of fanfictions already written for Twilight Princess to give me an idea of how to begin, and also to prevent writing the same as others already did. Next to many oneshots and individual stories before and after TP, I read two entire novelizations, Selphie Kinneas 175's great work which I follow eagerly every chapter, and la crème de la crème, the novel by Stephonika Kaye. I literally ate her story page after page, and it was her great work that made me re-learn English and start writing. Before, I was a real nut in English, but now, after about two years of hard work and reading her wonderful chapters, I improved a huge lot. I loved her story so much that I wrote some of my own chapters which I wove into her story, a little like an offspring. They are called 'The Dolor Mortis Curse' but are still in work progress.

    One major goal in my novel is the realistic side, so I'll totally restructure Hyrule to make it work like a real state. I'll build up a plausible trading system, add some new cities to make it bigger, make sure the transportation of all the goods and people is secured and provide each town and city with its very own characteristics, inhabitants, culture, delicacies and traditions. The novelization is, of course, based on the events of Twilight Princess from the beginning, so everything that happens in the plot will find its way into my story according to the new map. However, since the world of Hyrule is also touched by magic and a lot of actions, such as cannon-travelling, which simply don't work in real life as it does in Hyrule, I will focus on the realistic side of the kingdom and make the changes necessary in the plot (don't worry, the magic will remain.) The map of my realistic Hyrule is already awailable at my blog, which you really should check out while reading my novel.

    Since I'm a bit of a reenactor myself, I'll also do a lot of research in medieval life, for example about agriculture, medicine, clothing, building and travelling. This can also be found at my blog, yet since I'm still at the very beginning there isn't much work yet.

    What I will not be doing as well is copy the exact text from the game and put it in the interactions of my characters. That's copy-paste and boring. I will invent new conversations, new scenes and events without leaving the game-based story.

    Oh, I almost forgot! I'm currently playing Hyrule Total War, the amazing fan-mod created by Undying Nephalim. Since I need some names for characters and cities, I will base them on the ones found in Hyrule Total War, to stay in the Zelda franchise, but not completely.


    The Novel: currently in work progress and rated T, at least for now. I don't really know what I'll be up to in the following chapters, so rating may change.

    The Dolor Mortis Curse: very dark story, full to the brim with desperation and pain. But it has a happy ending, so no tragedy here. Rated M for a reason and still in work progress to get the best result possible. Find more stuff for it here.

    Arison Nakaru: She is also a FanFictionist at her beginnings and at the same time a passionate artist. Her drawings for her own story 'Shadowed Mask' are awesome, yet she never has had the opportunity to show the world what she can do due to a lack of computers and scanners at home. Check out her art here.


    It would be my greatest honour to invite you to my blog, which you can reach via this address: http://dragonring-tp-novel.blogspot.ch/

    It is the base of my novel, where you'll also find the reasearch and sketches I've done, as well as some artwork featuring The Legend of Zelda in common. Leave some greetings while you're there, it would make me very happy!

    Till next time! DragonRing

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    Stasis by The Wolfess reviews
    Book Three of the Doppelganger Trilogy: The Great Hyrulian Civil War has begun. Lines have been drawn and stakes made. Will light dawn upon this bleak night, or will Darkness finally have its day?
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,007 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 3/12 - Published: 10/5/2014 - [Link, Zelda] Fierce Deity, Dark Link
    A Hundred Oneshots by PhoenixCaptain reviews
    - - Various ratings depending on the oneshot, but rated T overall just to be safe. - - [Theme 33: Seeing Red] The sky is red again. On this day, when it feels as if the world loses its life, its very breath. And I lose my breath too, when I look up at the terrifying face of the moon.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 33 - Words: 67,057 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/15 - Published: 8/25/2014
    What Makes a Hero by Selphie Kinneas 175 reviews
    TP. Perpetual twilight; clandestine malevolence. Realms linked by an encroaching darkness. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance and only a hero can save them. A retelling of Twilight Princess.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 68 - Words: 424,586 - Reviews: 1845 - Favs: 641 - Follows: 553 - Updated: 1/30 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Link, Midna - Complete
    Shadow Kingdom by The Wolfess reviews
    Book 2 in the Doppelganger Trilogy: Link and Zelda have been forced into exile. Usurpers control the throne of Hyrule masquerading as the Princess and General Link. With the minds of the people of Hyrule poisoned against him, how can a hero in chains save them?
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 161,634 - Reviews: 529 - Favs: 401 - Follows: 447 - Updated: 10/5/2014 - Published: 4/7/2011 - [Link, Zelda] Dark Link, Wolf Link - Complete
    Shadowed Mask by Arison Nakaru reviews
    We know that Link left Hyrule after his victory over Ganondorf, but where did he go after that? What became of Hyrule's Hero? Crossover between Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 568 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/31/2014 - Link, OC
    The Peacekeepers by EquinoxWolf reviews
    Months have passed since Midna shattered the Mirror of Twilight. Link is a shadow of his former self, ruined by anger and depression. When a mysterious man knocks on his door with a job offer and a chance to see the Twilight Princess again, what will Link be willing to give up in exchange?
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 83,257 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 11/21/2013 - Published: 7/9/2013 - [Link, Midna] Fi, Groose - Complete
    Hit List by zestycrouton reviews
    AU. It all started as a typical day at Ordon High, until a sudden school shooting turns the life of Link Hero upside down. Now, surrounded by enemies, can Link save his friends and escape the school alive?
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 190,888 - Reviews: 396 - Favs: 396 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 2/12/2012 - Published: 3/25/2007 - Link, Zelda - Complete
    The Hero of Wolves by The Wolfess reviews
    Book 1 in The Doppelganger Trilogy: Link's adventure is over, but the former ranch boy isn't the same. Tempted by the wild nature of the ravenous wolf inside, Link is called upon to help revive a corrupt, rebellious post-war Hyrule and its Princess.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 202,191 - Reviews: 903 - Favs: 974 - Follows: 550 - Updated: 4/7/2011 - Published: 1/28/2007 - [Link, Zelda] Ilia, Wolf Link - Complete
    Historic Account: Return through Death by Foureyed-Pufferfish reviews
    I do not wish to toil in the details of those gruesome years that darkness plagued Hyrule. Instead, I shall begin my account with Link's return to the village after the Twilight War. And will continue until his death some years later. Warning: Multiple Major Character Deaths, Terminal Illness.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,245 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/14/2011 - Link, Rusl - Complete
    Predecessor by Shadsie reviews
    TP. After the defeat of Ganondorf and during the restoration of Hyrule, Link, now a revered Hero, seeks out a place of solace, a secret place where he feels humbled and can quietly reflect - the lonely, forotten grave of the ancient Hero of Time.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,107 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 9 - Published: 8/27/2010 - Link - Complete
    No More Heroes by Gargravarr reviews
    That's what Zelda has decreed. No more will lose their lives for the land. But somehow, a new and unknowing Hero sits in the wings as the spotlight turns to him. Sequel to M-rated 'No Happy Ending.' No pairings yet, if at all. Character death involved.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,456 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/26/2010 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Colin, Zelda
    Burn by Shadsie reviews
    The Goron Mines were filled with flowing magma that needed to be leaped over to get to where one needed to go. Midna did not know what was worse, falling into it and dying... or falling into it and surviving.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Horror/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,617 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/25/2010 - Midna, Link - Complete
    No Happy Ending by Gargravarr reviews
    Sometimes, there can be no happy ending. In saving others, I lost myself... I have no reason to be..." The tragic end of a Hero who gave his all and gained nothing but emptiness. Post-TP, oneshot, has sequel. Character death. M for content
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,185 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/18/2010 - Link, Midna - Complete
    Wolfhide by Shadsie reviews
    The small farming community of Ordon Village was never friendly to large predators. There are drawbacks to being a sacred beast...
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,211 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/21/2009 - Wolf Link, Rusl - Complete
    That's What Courage Is by Shadsie reviews
    TP. The beasts had come crashing through the village. Fearing the worst, Rusl grabbed his sword and went after them. They'd taken the children. Link was probably dead. He hoped that wherever Colin was, that he was being brave. Despite fear, Ordon stood.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,526 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/27/2009 - Rusl - Complete
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    TP Audio Book Project CANCELLED reviews
    Due to a totally miscalculated lack of time on my side ( job, school, writing, beta reading, family, car, personal issues etc etc...) the whole audio book project is cancelled, FOR NOW! More information inside.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/1 - Published: 2/24
    The Dolor Mortis Curse reviews
    You know It is there, somewhere in your numbed head. You don't see It, you don't feel It, but you can hear Its hissing voice murmur sweet cruelties into your ear. It is strong, It is powerful, and It has only one purpose. To let you succumb to madness, and perform the final strike. A horrorstory derivated from Stephonika Kaye's novelization of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 140,044 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 2/8 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Link, Midna
    The Legend of the Twilight Princess reviews
    Faron Woods feel strange lately. Dangerous creatures start appearing among the shadows and an eerie darkness befalls the land. Is he the only one to feel the danger? A realistic novelization based on The Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 139,212 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 1/2 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Link, Midna
    Ilia's Jealousy reviews
    Oneshot. Thrown out of the Dolor Mortis Curse a while ago. Context may be needed for better understanding. For Ilia haters. Ilia catches Link and Midna kissing in their room, and completely loses her mind. After that Link tells Midna of his origins and how he learned that he was adopted.
    Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,074 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/7/2014 - Link, Midna, Ilia - Complete