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Author has written 4 stories for Pokémon.

You might know me as Spiteful Murkrow over on Serebii Forums and Thousand Roads, or Fobby from Archive of Our Own until May 2021 when I belatedly synchronized the name spelling of my account there with my FFN account. Don't be fooled by the different names, that's all me, and it reflects in the content hosted. I'm not super chatty, but I pop up here and there on some writing Discords where I can be chatted up if I'm online and available.

My Stories

Fledglings: (In-Progress) - The fic that I'm most known for, an original setting PMD fic starring baby Lugia and a fledgling Rescue Team in a battered "7.8 - Too Much Water" world where thar be pirates and island-hopping adventure with (mostly) Saturday Morning Cartoon vibes. This a joint project between me and Virgil134 here on this site, who hosts a gaiden story from the same setting he took point on called Casting Off on his profile. FFN unfortunately is kinda dumb about handling attribution between stories with multiple authors, so if you want to make Virgil134's day, shoot him an author fav if you liked the story enough to give me one over it.

As you might have gathered from the word count, this story's kinda long at this point. For those of you feeling dicey about a story that big, it's structured in an episodic nature modeled after TV shows that's a bit more obvious on other platforms due to supporting image headers. If you want to tackle things in organized chunks, these are the following episodes and their corresponding chapter runs as specifically numbered in their titles (and not by FFN index number) in the chapter listing:


- Episode 1: Prologue & Chapters 1-3
- Episode 2: Chapters 4-8
- Episode 3: Chapters 9-13
- Episode 4: Chapters 14-19
- Episode 5: Chapters 20-25
- Episode 6: Chapters 26-32
- Episode 7: Chapters 33-38
- Episode 8: Chapters 39-43
- Episode 9: Chapters 44-49
- Episode 10: Chapters 50-54
- Episode 11: Chapters 55-61
- Episode 12: Chapters 62-67
- Episode 13: Chapters 68-74
- Episode 14: Chapters 75-79
- Episode 15: Chapters 80-83

Additionally there are some chapters that much like Casting Off (best enjoyed either immediately before or after Episode 11), function as stand-alone stories in the same setting. Three of which are canon one-shots to the story and referenced in following chapters, and one is an April Fool's Day crossover with Ambyssin's Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Guiding Light that while not canon, is a fun ride in its own right and written so that it could be understood even if you've never read anything of Guiding Light. While these chapters were written assuming everything beforehand had already been read, you can jump right to them via the following chapter numbers in the on-site index:

Special Chapters:

- Special Chapter: Auld Lang Syne ( FFN Index Chapter #27 )
- Special Chapter: Swinging the Lamp ( FFN Index Chapter #46)
- Special Chapter: The Deepest Wounds ( FFN Index Chapter #66 )

Bonus Chapters:

- Bonus Chapter: Turbulent Roadtrip ( FFN Index Chapter #64 )

As an author's note, since Fledglings is an ongoing story, everything in the above section is subject to being change as more content is uploaded.

Context Switch: (Complete - Pending Rewrite) - A little six-part story following a hapless desk jockey's journey developing Ruby and Sapphire at the Cove Lily Motel in Hoenn alongside his Corphish and a new companion found on the job. Also the story of how you got stuck with Wynaut stationary for going through the trouble of getting a fully completed Pokédex back in the day.

NO AUDIO: (Complete) - A one-shot originating from a site challenge on Serebii Forums to write a story that has exactly zero dialogue in which weird stuff along with the occasional very unsubtle video game reference gets picked up on the surveillance footage of Sinnohan gas stations. Published as a gift fic for Umbramatic from this site using a piece of Pokéverse headcanon that he uses in his writings.

Dragonspiral's Children: (Complete) - A little three-shot story of camaraderie with a family in Icirrus City and the process of growing up with them across the years, with a perspective twist. In sore need of a rewrite, but if you can tolerate somewhat clunky prose from my earliest days as an author, it's a cute and short little pick-me-up.

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Shiver Me Timbers by ShadowVulpi reviews
A human-turned-Totodile is ready to live his new life in typical PMD fashion: finding his partner, joining a guild, going on expeditions and rescue missions, saving the world, all the like. At least, that's what he was expecting. Too bad he's abducted by pirates before he and his partner can even get to the guild.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 9 - Words: 52,781 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 48m - Published: 1/9 - Mudkip/Mizugorou, Totodile/Waninoko
Places We Call Home by Windskull reviews
[PMD] Haru is more than happy to live the slow life of a hard-working bidoof. But when a strange, injured sneasel from far-off lands throws Theran Village into disarray, a chain of events flips her life upside down as she deals with pokemon with morals far different than her own, and with strange pokemon from beyond the sea that will stop at nothing to capture the gods.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 109,504 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 2/5 - Published: 3/31/2019 - Bidoof/Bippa, Mawile/Kucheat, Sneasel/Nyula
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rebirth by Shadow of Antioch reviews
[PMD] The primeval Lords have fallen. The new Gods are powerless to stave off the Empire's collapse. Amidst a wave of devastating portal storms, and with barbarian invaders threatening to turn its ancient lands into ash, a Charmeleon with no recollection of his past is hurled into a scheme far greater than he could ever imagine.
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 267,298 - Reviews: 228 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 191 - Updated: 1/22 - Published: 5/3/2015 - Grovyle/Juptile, Charmeleon/Lizardo, Dragonair/Hakuryu, Dragonite/Kairyu
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Guiding Light by Ambyssin reviews
Stop me if you've heard this one before. You wake up somewhere you don't recognize, only to find you've been turned into a Pokémon! Before you know it, you're off on a globe-trotting adventure. Dream come true, right? Well, for one human, that dream quickly turns into a waking nightmare. Can he fend off an otherworldly force threatening to rip the fabric of reality apart?
Pokémon - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 126 - Words: 1,045,235 - Reviews: 1407 - Favs: 544 - Follows: 476 - Updated: 11/6/2020 - Published: 10/15/2017 - Riolu, Type: Null, Alolan Vulpix - Complete
Casting Off by Virgil134 reviews
A short three part PMD story about a Cranidos finding his way and starting off his adventure.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 57,873 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/15/2018 - Published: 1/28/2018 - Cranidos/Zugaidos, Ponyta, Sandshrew/Sand - Complete
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Silent surveillance footage from a gas station south of Eterna City captures glimpses of an otherworldly visitor. Reality-warping antics ensue.
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,342 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/13 - Complete
Fledglings reviews
A young Nidoran unearths the ancient guardian of her home, one of a kind lost to the world. Will her home, and the world at large, cope with his return?
Pokémon - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 88 - Words: 938,633 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 109 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 4/5 - Published: 3/1/2015 - Lugia, Growlithe/Gardie, Nidoran, Druddigon
Context Switch reviews
A tale of troubling projects, programming, and of glimpses into what Game Freak is up to in the world of Pokémon.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,031 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/19/2014 - Published: 10/16/2014 - Tropius, Corphish/Heigani - Complete
Dragonspiral's Children
A story of camaraderie, and of a family and its Druddigon growing up together across the years.
Pokémon - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,344 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/16/2014 - Druddigon - Complete