Author has written 53 stories for Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, StarTrek: Other, Star Wars, CSI, Saving Private Ryan, StarTrek: The Next Generation, 24, Rurouni Kenshin, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Grand Theft Auto.
Who we are
Oct 2013 - Happy Halloween. Update - I am sort of a boss now :P . I've been flying my butt off and building ridiculous hours. I just performed in an Iaido demonstration and received great comments.
We are also students of the Eishin Ryu style of Iaido (an ancient Koryu or old martial art) or the art of drawing the katana, having earned a Nidan rank in 2012. Sandan rank in Kendo.
Thus far, we have learned the Shoden, Chuden Tatehiza, Okuiai, Okuden Tachiwaza and I waza and the Bangai or "secret" waza, which are done very quickly and aggressively. We just did kumitachi with wooden bokken where you pair off and do the waza, delivering strikes to your partner to train you in distance, timing, tempo, strength. What does it take to deliver gyakugesa under someone armpit or kesagiri through someone's shoulder.
Now, we're learning Daishozume, or grappling and disarms with sword and the Tachiuchi no Kurai or controlled sparring with bokken.
I spent eight years training in Aikido - Aikikai. My favorite techniques were - Ikkyo, Nikkyo, Sankyo, Tenchinagi, yonkyu, shihonage, kotegaeshi.
In the learning of Budo we have learned that, above all, everything begins and ends with 'rei.' (respect)
Standard disclaimers apply...this is purely for entertainment and no profit is made in this endeavor. These fan fictions contain copywrited characters and settings that belong to other individuals, businesses, or entities. These stories are not meant in any way to tread upon, violate, upset, insult, or offend anyone, anyone's rights, or anything for that matter. It is hoped that these fan fictions bring positive attention to the genres in question and promote discussion or positive business for the genres.
These stories will not reveal anything cosmic except the wacky mind of the writers. Some original characters are fictitiously based on composite personalities of actual persons, but not meant in any way to reflect any one individual. As such, any resemblance any character has to any one person, living or dead, is purely coincidental. All events and characters portrayed in these stories are purely fictional. Some of the techniques utilized by the characters were inspired by ideas in the real world, but are purely fictional and no inference should be drawn as to how do perform such techniques in a real situation.
I thank Evan for that glorious legal shpiel.
We also like to review and will be respectful and helpful. We're not afraid to leave concrit if we see any issues. We readily and gladly accept concrit and suggestions and are always open to useful dialog. However, if someone is just going to be a knucklehead and demonstrate hypocrisy or pathology, we respectfully suggest that they skeedadle and annoy someone else or lighten up and not take this so seriously. We honor all requests to read and review...we are slow, however.
Ultimately, this is all in fun and is just a hobby of ours. We are also extremely anti-clique-y.
Evan and Alice's Favorite Games - Chess, KOTOR I & II, Medieval Total War, War of the Ring, Call of Duty - modern warfare, Mass Effect, ME2, Dragon Age
Evan's Favorite Sports - run/swim/bike, mountain bike, karate, SCUBA (divemaster), Kendo and Iaido with Alice. Recent purchase of a Daisho (katana/wakizashi) that was hand forged and folded numerous times. The Shinken (must have more than 10 folds/1024 layers of steel to be a Shinken) is very sharp and the Koshirae (fittings) are magnificent.
Alice's Favorite sports - Fencing (foil - C/epee - C/sabre - B), Aikido (ni kyu), swimming, running, bicycling (finished my first tinman triathlon 2/07), pistol shooting (some IPSC, bullseye, action pistol - Glocks 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, Sig Sauer P226, 228, H&K USP, Colt/Kimber/Springfield M1911A), SCUBA (got my divemaster years ago now), horseback riding...now, Kendo (Sandan), Iaido (Nidan) - all fingers are still attached.
Here's a summary of our schtuff -
Knights of the Old Republic - My first foray into fanfic and now done and done. All stories completed
Lord of the Rings - my true fictional love
The Lost Kingdom of Cardolan - LOTR fiction based on the early Third Age during the time of the Dunedain on Middle Earth. The Kingdom of Arnor is fractured, leaving three sister nations, who fall to squabbling until the arrival of the Witch King of Angmar. Focuses on Aragorn's ancestors, the King of Arthedain and the Princess of Cardolan. It focuses on a small group, a soldier, a healer, and a mercenary, who survive the destruction of Cardolan's army at the hands of the Witch King. In the aftermath, Cardolan stands on the brink of civil war as factions vie for power.
Demon Night - LOTR fiction and prequel to Lost Kingdom. Focuses on the Witch King's offensive and near destruction of Rivendell and the Dunedain Kingdoms. The story is from the point of view of a mage for the Witch King, a mercenary from Rhudaur, and a merchant.
The Court of Ardor - LOTR fiction based on the events of the First Age/Silmarillion. Morgoth deceives many of the Eldar and recruits them in a terrible quest to destroy the Sun and Moon, casting Middle Earth in darkness. To accomplish his heinous task, he must recover Feanor's jewels that were devoured by the demon, Ungoliant. The story is from the point of view of the exiled Noldor and the fallen elves in Morgoth's service as well as a Balrog.
Mass Effect - now wandering into ME 2 territory
Dragon Age - working on Vengeance, a story about the destruction of the Cousland family and its vengeance on Arl Howe.
I may be working on another collaboration with Son Kenshin soon with a ME/KOTOR crossover.
Mahalo and thanks for the opportunity to express my imagination. We wish you good reading and writing in the name of fun.