Author has written 60 stories for Mega Man, Street Fighter, Viewtiful Joe, Lilo & Stitch, Jackie Chan Adventures, Metroid, Kirby, Sonic the Hedgehog, NiGHTS, Invader Zim, Pokémon, Super Smash Brothers, Mass Effect, My Little Pony, Samurai Jack, Soul Calibur, Ben 10, Digimon, and Team Fortress 2.
Real Name: Nicholas Michael Grey...but you can simply call me Nick Grey, thanks!
Online Name: ngrey651.
Other place of e-hanging: Saintheartwing.deviantart.com
Current Place of Residence: I'm not telling. Go consult a magic eight ball instead, you'd get more outta it.
Hobbies: Let's see...drawing, writing, biking, skiing, goofing off, video game playing...and dreaming. I dream BIG.
Favorite Shows/Books/Movies/Etc.: My favorite shows range from CSI (the original is the best in my opinion) to Heroes to Lilo and Stitch to Pokemon. (It is the show that never ends...and it goes on and on my frieeeend!) I love Comedy shows like South Park and Scrubs, and old classics like MASH to boot.
That's right. And I'm not ashamed of what I watch. What many consider to be good shows is a matter of social pressure. Just watch what makes you happy man! Watch what'll make you better as a person, not teach you how to impregnate a cow or eat camel penises! (Unless you can learn a life lesson from that somehow...you never know, it could come in handy someday...)
I like reading a lot of books as well, from "Harry Potter" to "Kite Runner" to "Utopia". I've gotta say though, that the best book that inspired me was Michael Moore's "Stupid White Men". It opened doors.
My favorite movies are numerous, and it's hard to decide which one is my favorite. I guess if I had to pick one, I'd be "The Pagemaster". An ordinary kid, trying to overcome his own problems in life, entering a reality where fantasy is reality, and he discovers he has the inner strength to do whatever he puts his mind to...with the help of his friends. I've seen it eighteen times!
Likes: From deep things like a good painting to reading a satisfying book to trying to defend Christianity to a die-hard, cynical agnostic (I really DO like you, Sam. Don't let the "cynical" comment fool you) to watching butterflies flap around and seeing what a cloud resembles the most...I like a lot of things. Expand your horizons!
Dislikes: When people say "Crossovers and "Mary Sues/Marty Stus" are cheap gimmicks" They can be deep and wonderful in their own right. Look at it this way. A story is a story. But it's a work of art. How do you make it? With TOOLS. Crossovers are tools. If used right they can make a beautiful piece. Used wrong, and they look like "Snail Snot over Leningrad" or something. BIG Kudos to anyone who gets the reference.
Middle Ground: I usually don't like it when people judge others based on what a person looks like or likes to do. Judge not lest ye be judged...and YOU don't wanna get judged, do you? No. Course not. I believe that if you trust others nicely, and they'll do the same to you. That works whether you're a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, an Agnostic or a Hare Krishna!
My Reviewing Style: I will try and fairly review a work as best as I can, and will try not to "flame" or just bash a work. I will try and point out genuine problems whilst being as respectful as I can, and will point out ways a work can improve. If you do the same for me, I'll treat you fairly and decently.
People who have inspired me:
My ohana inspires me a lot too. In good and bad ways. And I want to say that I owe them a lot. You guys rock. All of you.
My favorite authors you can look at below in "Favorite Authors" and "Favorite Stories". They inspire me too.
One more person, a very special shout-out: To my Grandpa. You'll always be in my heart. Death can never truly take away the ones you love, for if they are in your heart, they're never really gone.
I miss you, Grandpa.
I'm not used to talking about THIS, but I guess I just write what's in my heart. For a lot of my stories I try to "get inside the head" of the characters I'm writing for. That can lead to problems: when you look into the abyss, the abyss looks into you. I then stick my tongue at it, it frowns, calls me a "fag" and heads off. Satisfied with this, I walk off. So let this be a proclamation: I DON'T believe, not even remotely, that people are evil. PERIOD. Their actions can be evil sometimes, but I truly believe that people are basically good. For every war there are protesters, for every murderer there's ten people who are looking after some orphaned kid who doesn't have a parent, for every dead puppy there's twelve more who have good homes...my own dog included.
Suck it, evildoers!
Memories of Staccato
Staccato, one of my original characters who lives in the Mega Man universe, visits his long dead family in the Robot Museum 300 years after they are all dead, but finds out in the end that the ones you love never really go away. Staccato is a very close character of mine, and I have big plans for him. I'm working on his break-out story as it were, which tells his entire story from the days of his activation to his current adventures. (Completed.)
The Strongest One
Dan Hibiki, founder of the self-proclaimed "Strongest Style", talks about how he went from a champion to a loser and then back to a champion all over again, redeeming himself in the eye's of his most favorite pupil and proving his strength not only to the world and to his student, but to himself. (Completed.)
Viewtiful Joe: Brand New Hero
In Movieland, Joe, Blue and Sylvia are unstoppable with their v-watches, but when JADOW and GEDOW forces untie, they lose their VFX powers and a new hero stands up, one who entered Movieland to save his family from a terrible fate...Nick Grey, an ordinary teenager from the Real World! Can Nick not only defeat the dangerous forces of evil, but prove to his family, to his viewtiful allies and to himself that he has what it takes to be a hero? Read and discover the whole adventure, and how Nick got first started on the path of the hero! The first in a long line of fanfics that will establish a great saga and create an incredible multiverse! (Completed.)
Lilo and Stitch: Ohana
Lilo and Stitch are a great couple. One's a Hawaiian girl who's not even in middle school, and the other's an illegal genetic experiment from outer space. They have a job: catch Stitch's "cousins" and turn them from bad to good. But recently the experiments have been acting up, and great evil looms on the horizon. Then, from the sky, a boy from the "Real World" comes, bringing not only a huge dose of eccentricity to the island of Kauai but incredible powers! Nick, Lilo and Stitch have to work together if they want their ohana to last! It's Nick's second adventure, and he has to not only learn more about being a hero, but about what it means to be family. Then, when a terrible tragedy changes the future of Kauai and possibly the world, Nick and Stitch have to band together with a misfit group of old friends to take down a dangerous dictator. And after all THAT'S done, there's still the matter of what's going to happen when all the experiments are turned to good and Hamsterviel's in prison. Greatly inspired by Watsonsword's works and the "Lilo and Stitch, The Defender" series. I am proud of this work. Oh yes. I am very proud. (Completed.)
Jackie Chan Adventures: Long Live the King
Just when you think life is good for the Chans, things go wrong. VERY wrong. Nightmares that plague them are only the beginning of a very long struggle against great evil! And when Nick ends up accidentally in the Demon Realm, barely escaping, he stumbles upon the Book of Ages, and decides he'll use it to teach the demons a lesson but good! But when he goes into the past to eliminate one or two before they become threats, he finds out...they're actually not that bad? Go figure! This is Nick's third adventure, and he will not merely develop as a hero, but as a person as he starts to befriend those that are literally "little monsters". But what will the consequences be of Nick's meddling when he bites off more than he can chew and ends up down in Hell, determined to shake up the status quo of the world? Meanwhile, the Heavenly Host and the Hordes of Hell are poised to attack each other, San Fran and much of the world's in chaos, and Jade's being eyed by two different demons, both with different plans for her. There's only one way to bring it all together...through soooonnnng! A story greatly inspired by the South Park movie, VampireNaomi's works and by religous lore, a musical action flick of sorts that also doubles as commentary on the way people think in terms of contemporary culture, religon and politics. Nothing was truly safe in this story! (Completed)
Super Smash Bros: Unity
Nick made a mistake. A big one. To atone, this means that he's expected to do something he would normally hate: diplomacy. However, since "diplomacy" in this case means visiting many a video game world and ensuring that peace reigns, he knows three things: One, there's gonna be trouble, two, he's going to have one heck of a time, and three, he'll be meeting some of the greatest heroes and villains around. However, things go wrong...horribly wrong. The Super Smash Bros tournament is soon to go underway and the worst villains in the Nexus are taking the chance to control all, as Nick must try and overcome the label he's been stuck with...the label of "enemy of all the worlds of fantasy". With the stigma of failure hanging over him and the fate of countless worlds and the entire universe at stake, Nick must unite the smashers, get them to trust him, and help them work together to conquer the great evil that is falling upon the worlds. Love, loss, angst, drama, action, adventure, humor, musical numbers and above all, more characters than you can shake a controller at, SSB: the Unity Trilogy is going to be epic. (Completed)
Invader Zim: The Series
Zim, a member of the Irken race, is considered a great threat AND failure to his kind...but he has no idea, and thinks he's the greatest Invader in the universe. To be rid of him, his Tallest send him to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, thinking he'll kill himself, but instead...he lands on Earth, and intends to take it over with his robot, GIR! Luckily for Earth, Dib Membrane, son of the super-genius Prof. Membrane, will stand in his way, as will his sister, Gaz...that is, if she's not playing a video game or something. Above all, Zim, Dib, GIR and Gaz will being going through school life and strange adventures together, and they'll be put into many dangerous situations. Luckily they've got a common ally: Nick Grey, substitute teacher, friendly neighborhood youth and almighty Narrator! It will be up to him to ensure that they reach their destinies, for their realm was "abandoned" by their "Creator" and it will take all his talents and skills to ensure that they get the chance to be happy they all deserve. Filled with doomy goodness, OCs sprinkled in here and there, lots of action, drama, laughs and fights with Jhonen Vasquez, this adaptation will give the critically-acclaimed series the due and send-off it deserves. (Completed, Part of the "Grand Tour Series")
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
Helen Cartwright and William Taylor both have big dreams...Will wants to be a great soccer player, Helen wishes to be a violinist...yet bit by bit they are drifting away from those dreams and from their parents, and nightmares are nipping at their heels! Yet there's salvation! Going to sleep, Helen and Will wake up in a strange place known as the Night Dimension, meeting an owl named "Owl" who informs them they are "Visitors", and that with the power of their "Red Ideya" they can save the paradise of Nightopia, get their stolen Ideya back, and reclaim their dreams! All they need is a certain partner...the lovable jester NiGHTS! But even then it'll be tough...can they defeat Reala, the Nightmaren Generals and Wizeman? An account of the Wii game "N:JOD" from beginning to end and then some, with the inclusion of Nick who's cast as somebody who's got one of the most thankless jobs of all...the narrator! In the end, Helen and Will's friendship and their bond with NiGHTS proved to be the stronger power of Wizeman...Nick left the boy and the girl, tearfully bidding them goodbye from afar, knowing they did not remember him and that he had to return to the others...(Completed. Half-part of the "Grand Tour Series")
Not Just a Hamster, Not Just a Villain
Dr. Rupert "Jacques" von Hamsterviel is not very well liked...in fact, he's mostly hated due to the many deeds he committed as a super-villain. What people do not truly know is that the person they know simply as "Dr. Hamsterviel" has had such a terrible history that it would make even Stitch feel pity for him. Stuck in prison and losing his sanity, he is barely able to hang on until Leroy tricks him into entering an escape pod that's booby-trapped to freeze and kill him...only he doesn't die. Landing in Kokaua Town in the future and discovering many years have past, he's forced to change and adapt a new persona, for while times have changed, some people haven't, and he's got to make sure he stays clear of them. And all the while he slowly begins to care for others once again as he tries to bring a torn-apart, island-wide ohana together, and who knows? He might just find his own "one true place" in the most dangerous of places he could have landed in. From discovering who he is and who he's meant to be to saving lives in and out of a medical clinic to hunting down villains on a mission from Stitch and Angel, Rupert and his new ohana were in for some amazing times. (Completed)
All Together Now!
Nobody Gets Left Behind
Rupert "Jacques" von Hamsterviel is now a successful doctor at Kokaua Town Clinic, the adoptive father of the grandchildren of his old "arch-rivals", and of the one person whom he saw a kindred spirit in. Now he has to deal with not only the everyday challenges of taking care of them, but the many dangers that come with being part of the "Pelekai" ohana. Sandy Pelekai, the son of Stitch and Angel, will one day shoulder a big responsibilty and take over for his father, Daveigh Pelekai and Ashton Edmonds are discovering that they're falling for each other. Rupert's found a woman of his own, and the mysterious experiment Grey has his past revealed. Past, present and future will collide as our heroes fight deadly monsters of science, stop the latest evil plan of Leroy, go through epic struggles to bring the dead back, and ultimately just be what they are: one big, kinda crazy ohana. And at last, a chance to break a cycle of cruelty and death was revealed, and Rupert and the others got a chance to live happily ever after. (Completed)
BS: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
The Irken Empire's solely based upon one basic idea: let the lions fight the lions. Criminals and psychos and monsters fighting each other. Unfortunately, there are also innocent people caught up in it. Former war heroes, soldiers simply doing their job, even ordinary schmucks kidnapped off the street. Not fair, true...and one person is trying to destroy it. Nick, a human turned into an Irken, has sworn to destroy it from within and get the people of Irk to understand the contest is wrong. But there are those who feel they NEED to win in order to save the ones they love, those who need to win in order to survive a death sentence...it's not just a clash of titans, it's a clash of morals and ethics, of iron wills, of dreamers and realists. Who will win? A grand work working hard to pay homage to many IZ artists. (Completed)
How did the "Sapients" come to be? Where did the emeralds come from? All shall be revealed in time, and the foundations of a world created...(Completed)
A meta-fictonal work examining all I both mole and hate about the Invader Zim fandom and canon, part tribute, part critique, part swan song, dedicated to Cassandra Thomas, a dearly beloved old friend. It is the tale of how Dib and Zim and this others discover the truth behind their world's existence, how a dark force wishes to change everything and make their world their own, and of the sacrifices one makes in the name of what is right. (Completed)
A tribute work to Sonic the Hedgehog and Fullmetal Alchemist, this is the story of two brothers who only wanted their mother to return to them. When their metallurgic experiment fails, they pay a hefty price. Now one is the "Blue Blur" of Mobius, a famous metallurgist, and he and his brother are embarking on a journey that will lead them to unravelling the dark secrets of their country and of Life itself...(Completed)
Mass Effect: Precedent of Paragon
A novelization/adaptation of the excellent Mass Effect series, beginning with the First Contact War and Commander Shepard's early childhood and adulthood. From the origins of the Illusive Man and Sarin to the adventures of the crew of the "Normandy", a deep look into the sci-fi/fantasy genre, a character study of how people in war and in great struggles act, and a heartfelt love letter to ME. (In-Progress)
The Karma Circle:
A tale of "Karma Circle" tales inspired by the author "Dibsthe1" here on FF.Net, done around those who have done wrong getting their just desserts to some regard...tales of horror and suspense, to thrill you and chill you!
A love letter to the horror genre. This is probably my most terrifying and darkest work, bar none. Lilo and Stitch's home realm has benefited greatly thanks to the multi-dimensional do-gooders named the Major Arcana, who's family has intermingled happily with their own ohana. And now one of their grandkids has discovered a pathway into a new world...a world turned upside-down, through a looking glass...a cracked reflection. Can our heroes set right what was gone wrong...and keep their own world safe? (Completed)
Friendship is Magic Stories:
I'm still working quite a bit on these. Some are more serious, others lighthearted. Check 'em out if you'd like. It's a new fandom I'm still getting used to.
GRAND TOUR SERIES:
Ridley and Samus Aran were fighting aboard an abandoned space station. Ridley lost and was dying until a certain kid showed up...a bond of trust has been forged.
Kirby is a glutton and a thief. A human promises to help change that...with Tiff, Tuff, Knuckle Joe, Dedede and Meta Knight's help, that is. Temperance rings out!
Sonic the Hedgehog: Courage
It started out with a human being in charge of a superstore that would sell chaos emeralds. Then it led to something much, much more...romance, drama, action, and above all, courage shone forth!
What do Pokémon think? Feel? Are they more like humans than we think? There's many secrets hidden in the minds of one group that befriended a special, plucky human that fought against cruelty across all the canons...but the truth will be known!
For starters, a lot of my stories build up steam as the story goes on, getting more epic and powerful until the end is finally reached. Thought you should all know that.
Also, I want to thank the people (yes, the PEOPLE, not the companies) that make the games and cartoons I write about. You inspire. Thanks.
And I also wish to thank the sites areand for their inspiration in creating "Ohana". Mahalo!
Oh, and to everyone else...
Just have fun reading my fanfics! I like writing, it really gives me a sense of satisfaction when I know that someone's read and enjoyed my work. So review and read all you want! I really appreciate it. Keep a song in your heart, keep your heart and morals strong, and be good to yourself and to those around you. I know it sounds corny, but it really doesn't take that much to make the world a better place. Just a little bit, one day at a time.
One more thing: To all the people on Livejournal who took the time to insult my profile page:
Hey, I'm not TOTALLY mature.
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