Author has written 29 stories for Treasure Planet, Skies of Arcadia, Big O, Kim Possible, Star Wars, StarTrek: Other, Godfather, Avatar: Last Airbender, Infinite Ryvius, Gundam Wing/AC, Halo, Elder Scroll series, Gundam Seed, Gundam 00, Witch Hunter Robin, Full Metal Panic, and How to Train Your Dragon.
http://dearing.deviantart.com(my Deviantart account)
http://www.youtube.com/user/LoneManProductions (Youtube Account)
http://starbasedelta.50megs.com/(site for Star Trek: Infinite Ryvius, no longer updated despite what it says)
28/2/14-New Chapter of Dragonoid uploaded. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: ZAFT's Archangel and A.V.A.T.A.R.: Hunt For The Courier put on temporary hiatus. The Matter of Choice is now considered complete. No Demo fics are currently being worked on.
13/4/11-Status updates for Dragonoid, A.V.A.T.A.R.: Hunt For The Courier and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: ZAFT's Archangel in the Incomplete Story Status section
1/7/11-New Chapter of Dragonoid uploaded. Removed story from Demo list.
3/12/10-Last chapter of demo fic Dragonoid has been uploaded. Will continue story in the new year if I think people will enjoy it.
26/11/10-Demo fic Dragonoid updated.
Basic Author Profile
Name: Daniel Dearing (Aren’t I imaginative in the Pen Name Department?)
Primarily a Writer of: Science Fiction, usually involving some from of piloted robotic suit of the Real Robot kind. I dabble in fantasy occasionally, but I don't publish those very often. I've also taken a recent interest in Steampunk and Gaslamp Fantasy.
Random Stuff About Me: I'm a British citizen with a screwy accent (Seriously, talk with me. Chances are I might go through three different accents depending on how tired I am.) I love to write and read, as well as play games in my spare time. I'm a fan of Japanese anime, especially of the Real Robot variant (eg Gundam or Code Geass). Not Hentai though because that stuff's just wrong. I also have a fairly big interest in science fiction and the future in general, and a mad love for Romantic subplots! This shows up a lot in my writing, and I hope to publish one of my many unfinished novels in the future. My grammar’s a little shaky at the moment and I'm only now beginning to sort it out, so if you read my old stuff, don't be surprised if it's full of errors I missed. I do enjoy shipping as much as the next fanfic writer, but I have a tendency to sit on the fence during shipping wars (eg Avatar's Kataang Vs. Zutara). This is mostly due to the fact the pairings I like are very rarely canon, and at the end of the day it's just a tv show/cartoon/anime/book so it's not that big a deal to me.
My Policy on Flaming: You flame me, I ignore you, and delete the review if I can. When someone spends time and effort on a fic, it's not nice to char-grill it is it? Constructive Criticism I approve of, but flaming is just a pathetic waste of everyone’s time. Besides, if you really think my work is that bad, why on earth did you even read past the first few lines?
My Policy on Requests and Collaborations: Recently I've received several Pms regarding the prospect of doing requests or collaborating on a story together. While I am flattered that people would want me to write a story for them or write one with them, at present I cannot take on any new stories outside of my own work. This is due to two major reasons. The first is that I currently have very little time to work on my stories. I'm unemployed, on Jobseeker's Allowance and what little time I set aside for writing I want to use for my own original works. The second reason is I actually have problems writing up works that are not my own ideas. This isn't to say that I can't do it, but I feel that (at least at present) every time I try, the work feels forced and unnatural. With that said, I am always willing to listen to other people's ideas, and can give feedback on them if you want to PM them to me.
Incomplete Story Status
Category: How To Train Your Dragon
Notes: The first Demo fic that is a demo no longer! Progression is moving smoothly. At present I estimate there will be 14-15 chapters in total. Will begin updating weekly once the story is finished.
Name: A.V.A.T.A.R.: Hunt for the Courier
Category: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Notes: I am sad to say this story is gong nowhere fast. I read through what I've written and I just cringe, even the stuff from Last of the Black Core (Which I realise now should have been Black Corp). It is in desperate need of a rewrite and time and effort which I just can't put into it at the moment. Like Legends of Arcadian Skies, I would like to finish what I started, but I just don't know when that will be.
Name: Legends of Arcadian Skies
Category: Skies of Arcadia
Status: Indefinite Hiatus
Notes: I've already written down the reasons for this being discontinued for the moment in a Author's letter at the end of the fic itself. In short though the reasons for putting it on hiatus were the massive rewrite I would have to put it through and a general lack of interest. Perhaps one day I might actually come back to it, but I just don't know at the moment.
Name: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: ZAFT's Archangel
Category: Gundam Seed
Notes: Same reasons as above really, although unlike the two above, it's less about writer's block and more about time. When Dragonoid is complete, ZAFT's Archangel will probably be next on the list to be completed.
Name: The Matter of Choice
Category: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Notes: A lot of people keep asking me when or if I'm going to update this fic, but to be honest I feel as though the current ending is good enough. The main reason is the more I read over this fic, the more I think it's got a good enough ending as is. Most loose ends have been tied up, Aang gets the girl and everybody wins...except the Fire Nation, but at least they loose gracefully. I just don't really know how I could finish it any better short of having a big sappy where-are-they-now sort of epilogue. If inspiration hits me one day for something more then that, then I'll write it up and upload it, but it has been around three years, and I don't want to disapoint any readers that have been waiting that long.
Category: Gundam 00
Status: Active...sort of.
Notes: This is one of my more sucessful oneshot-turned-short-stories. Like A.V.A.T.A.R. above progress is slow, mostly because I feel the chapters I've written are a bit samey. Once Dragonoid is complete I will have another look at this story and see what can be done with it.
This is an idea I had to try and suss out which stories people actually want to read. The fact of the matter is I have several novel-sized stories in the works, and I don't really want to write a doorstopper like Star Trek: Infinite Ryvius only for no one to actually want to read it.
Which is why I came up with these demo stories I've currently got in the works.
Basically, like most demos the gaming world churns out these days, each Demo Story will consist of the first few chapters of a prospective story and no more. If people like the story, then I'll focus my attention on it, write it out completely and upload it in weekly installments.
UPDATE: I am not currently working on any of these stories. I'm not joking when I say I tried to work on all of them at the same time and I suffered a burn-out for my troubles. Right now the only fanfiction I'm working on is Dragonoid, and once that is complete my fanfiction time will be devoted to ZAFT's Archangel and maybe the A.V.A.T.A.R. rewrite. If time becomes less harsh, I may try and work on these again some day, but right now I'm sad to say it's just not happening.
Name: The Industrial Effect
Category: Mass Effect
Status: Demo Chapters Prologue and 1 complete. Chapter 2 nearing completion. Chapter 3 in planning stage.
Summery: A blend of post-apocalypse, steampunk and gaslamp fantasy with a hint of cyperpunk attatched the post-apocalypse bits. The Industrial Effect takes place on the Broken Earth, our world ravaged by a cataclysm known as the Day of Blood. In the uncounted years since the disaster, the human race has become devided and changed into new species. Of these resurging civilisations, the Newmans of Bretonia are the latest to return to the international stage. But when the Newman colony of Eden Prime comes under attack from an unknown force, Commander Jonathan Shepard and the crew of the airship HMS Normandian find themselves caught up in unraveling the mystery that has plagued the Broken Earth since Humanity's successors began to grow again.
Name: Pokémon Advanced Colosseum
Status: First chapter outline completed, pending write-up
Summery: Two stories collide in this inter-universe crossover. Wes and May are thrown together in this remake that fuses elements of Colosseum, XD and Pokémon Ruby/Saphire/Emerald into one new story.
Name: Ace Attorney: Marcus Wayneright
Category: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Summery: An alternate universe story that begins in the year 2015 (The year before the first game), the story follows Marcus Wayneright, a moderatly sucessful defence attorney with an Edgeworth-like personality who believes any case is winnable as long as the party is innocent. The story would currently include four cases (One based on a Manga, two originals and one based on Rise from the Ashes. This fic would be based in the universe of the GBA games, as in Phoenix didn't take that case because it happened a year earlier.) Right now the status of this demo is up in the air because I don't know whether or not to write it up as a novel, visual novel, webcomic or full blown web series. Main characters would include Marcus Wayneright, Ema Skye and Bruce Goodman.