Astercia
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Joined 04-15-14, id: 5663018, Profile Updated: 02-13-15

Welcome to my profile, my alias is Astercia, and I’m probably older than most of you kiddies here. This is my second fanfiction account. I haven't visited my old one in so long that I forgot the password, lol.

I must be one of the only people on this site who recognizes that the review button is not just for giving mindless praise, begging for updates, and pointless encouragements. It is there for others to give their opinion on your work. That you are posting your story online automatically makes it open for criticism. I understand that currently we are living in a world where children think that they are entitled to praise for every pointless thing that they do, but welcome to real life kiddies, not everyone thinks you’re the sweetest little honey-darling ever. You are one in billions. Chances are not everyone will like your writing. And the further up the egocentricity ladder you are the farther you fall when someone does have sense to point out a flaw. If you truly wanted to better your writing then you'd accept criticism and work on continuing to improve yourself. Writing is like experimenting. It is full of trial and error. The critic points out your errors and you as the writer try again, and there you have it, progress.

Criticism is not flaming, nor is it bullying or trolling. If I criticize your work it is usually not meant to be mean, but intended to help with your writing. Jeez, some people act like a toddler crying to his mommy because I didn't smile at him. Aaaand, you only flame when you review, not when you're responding to a review or a pm!

I'm a no nonsense guy who's really hard to please, but I can write a positive and encouraging review for those stories I like. I'm not looking for perfection, mostly I look for originality and quality in what I read.

Also remember that the rules are there for a reason. If you don’t want your stories reported then don’t post any that violate them. You agree to the ToS when you first make your account. No one is above the rules.

Poor excuses for bad writing or for breaking the rules:

- I’m just having fun. - yeah, like most teenage miscreants these days.

- I’m only 13, you can’t expect me to write well. - Hah, my niece is 12 and she writes decently for her age. I don’t see why you can’t get someone to help you out.

- Who listens to the rules anyways? They’re just guidelines. - Does that apply to all laws then? You’re fine with stealing and killing etc? Big difference you say? No. Rules are rules.

- I don’t care. Everyone else is doing it. - this one I call the mindless lemming.

Yaaahhh-no. Excuses don’t cut it. If you can’t follow the rules, take your work somewhere else. If you can’t be bothered to proofread then get a beta to assist you.

What I can’t stand about fanfictions:

Incorrect grammar: It makes it difficult to take the story seriously. Every grammatical error I find causes me to wince. It disrupts the flow of the story and overall makes it not as enjoyable. The occasional error I don’t mind (I’ve found such mistakes in published novels), but we have grammar check for a reason.

Self inserts: I will just not read these at all. I’m not here to read about you, about all the trials you go through, about how great and powerful you are. It just makes for a poor read.

Mary-Sues: Self-explanatory. Self inserts are usually classified as these.

Random insertion of japanese words: Really guys, I should not be seeing in the legend of zelda section. If it's written in english, keep it in english! It disrupts the story when all of the sudden the reader is faced with some japanese word that could have easily been replaced by an english one. It bothers the reader, and it makes it look like you, as the author, are trying to appear smart. Trust me, it doesn't work. Mostly when mature readers see this they automatically peg you as a newbie writer and will overlook your story or read it to point out the rest of the flaws and further mock you as an author.

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Devious by Darcie11 reviews
It was not enough being the hero. He was the queen's champion, a knight of the highest order; nothing was out of his reach but for his greatest desire. No, in order to win the heart of the queen he had to be devious. Post Twilight Princess, Zelink. Villainous prequel.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 26 - Words: 243,669 - Reviews: 483 - Favs: 465 - Follows: 608 - Updated: 11/18 - Published: 6/13/2015 - [Zelda, Link]
Forged by darksidecoug reviews
"'Do not act as if you know who I am,' I commanded. Link looked into my eyes for the first time in over a year. 'But I do.'" Zelda schemes to finally understand why this one soldier refuses to acknowledge her, not realizing she might be better off not knowing. Set several years after Link was sent back as a child in OoT.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,892 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 1/16/2019 - Published: 7/16/2014
Antumbra by chininiris reviews
Shadow and light, two coexistent sides of the same coin, united in holy matrimony. Giftfic for my dear friend.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 116,199 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 11/28/2018 - Published: 11/28/2014 - [Link, Zelda] Midna, Zant - Complete
Dead Inside by Darcie11 reviews
Seven lifetimes it's been since we've started remembering. Each time we'd vanquished the evil, and each time afterwards we had each other. We'd marry, we'd have children, we'd age, we'd be together. And then the cycle would start anew. But never did I consider what would happen if one of us were to die early. And what if they weren't reborn? Zelink AU. Rated M for violence.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 375,463 - Reviews: 878 - Favs: 523 - Follows: 539 - Updated: 9/10/2017 - Published: 2/17/2014 - [Link, Zelda]
From the Dust by zestycrouton reviews
The long-awaited sequel to Hit List. A year has passed since the Ordon High Massacre, and what was meant as a harmless class trip results in a horrifying struggle for the fate of mankind and the secrets kept so long in the dark. "History cries, as one from the dust, raising a silent voice of warning... There is much we could learn, if we would but listen." AU
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 551,903 - Reviews: 592 - Favs: 387 - Follows: 322 - Updated: 2/4/2017 - Published: 5/26/2014 - Link, Zelda, Sheik, Midna - Complete
Fighting Fate by Allendra reviews
Zelink AU Princess Zelda knows she is destined to join with the chosen Hero and defeat a great evil. But she doesn't know what form this evil will take, or who the Hero will be. That all changes the day she goes to the public execution of a criminal named Link.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 66,028 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 483 - Follows: 450 - Updated: 3/13/2016 - Published: 3/1/2013 - Link, Zelda - 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? (Edit 10/2015)
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 197,738 - Reviews: 483 - Favs: 801 - Follows: 299 - Updated: 10/20/2015 - Published: 3/25/2007 - Link, Zelda, Sheik, Midna - Complete
Clandestine by Darcie11 reviews
She had waited for him, and in the end he came too late. Forced to marry another to carry on the royal bloodline, Link no longer had a place in her life. That is, before she was met with his unrelenting persistence! Post OoT, Zelink.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,855 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 9/14/2015 - Published: 12/3/2014 - [Zelda, Link]
Villainous by Darcie11 reviews
In which Link tries his hand at playing the villain. A fluffy Zelink novella that takes place after the events of Twilight Princess.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 83,727 - Reviews: 412 - Favs: 938 - Follows: 551 - Updated: 6/17/2015 - Published: 10/8/2014 - [Zelda, Link] - Complete
Majora's Mask by FakeJake93 reviews
Death hangs over Termina, drawing closer each hour. When the fabled Hero of Time pursues a thief to this cursed land, he only has three days – to save himself, his memories, and the citizens of Termina. The demon Majora casts a shadow over them all. [First in series]
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 81 - Words: 693,881 - Reviews: 1166 - Favs: 573 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 2/18/2015 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Link, Skull Kid, Tatl, Happy Mask Salesman - Complete
Strangers by darksidecoug reviews
"You know, they call you the Ice Queen." Rooftop conversations between Link and Zelda a few months following Hyrule's escape from Twilight. Now continued.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 51,201 - Reviews: 401 - Favs: 674 - Follows: 276 - Updated: 8/13/2014 - Published: 11/19/2013 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Bright as Night by Allendra reviews
Zelink AU - Unfinished business in the past comes to haunt the present, a princess trains to be a Sheikah in the Rebellion, and Link finds himself caught in a struggle amongst agents of evil - each wanting to use him for their own purposes. A tale of forgiveness, redemption, love, and inner darkness that proves the absence of war is not the same as peace. Strongly rated T.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 254,165 - Reviews: 754 - Favs: 380 - Follows: 211 - Updated: 11/4/2012 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Horsing Around by Skyward Princess of Time reviews
A year after the events of Twilight Princess, Link and Zelda still aren't together. Epona decides to take matters into her own hooves. Post TP, Zelink. Oneshot.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,352 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 30 - Published: 7/25/2012 - Link, Zelda - Complete
Her Majesty's Wolf by Airplane reviews
Greater men than he were fated to trail her like lost puppies.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,460 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 36 - Published: 1/8/2012 - Zelda, Wolf Link - Complete
Burned by embyr-75 reviews
He slept sitting upright against the trunk of a narrow tree with barely enough cover to shield him against the rain. She frowned; the Hero of Time deserved better than to spend his nights in the open air of Hyrule Field.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,314 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Link, Zelda - Complete
A Love Story by Allendra reviews
Post OOT Zelink. A young Link moves into the castle with Zelda, thus starting a friendship that grows into more as the years pass. They'll face pirates, old enemies returned for vengeance, and a prince intent on Hyrule's throne. But their biggest battle is the fact that Zelda is royal and Link is not. Rated T for violence, torture, and sensuality.
Legend of Zelda - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 45 - Words: 125,836 - Reviews: 866 - Favs: 590 - Follows: 228 - Updated: 4/29/2010 - Published: 11/4/2008 - Link, Zelda, Impa - Complete