jsmulligan
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Joined 06-08-16, id: 7938826, Profile Updated: 02-05-20
Author has written 10 stories for Destiny, and Gundam Wing/AC.

Update: I recently set up an account on p a t r e o n. I am set up there as JSMulligan. If you have enjoyed my stories, I would appreciate any support you feel like throwing my way. Supporters will receive previews of work in progress, the ability to occasionally vote on what might be coming up next, characters appearing in stories, and my eternal gratitude. Those at the highest level of support ($7) will get a short story written just for them.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy reading what I share to the site. A little about me:

Name: Jeff

From: Texas

Hobbies: Writing, reading, acting, video games (X-Box One, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch)

Favorite (Professional) Authors: Isaac Asimov, Allan Steele, John Scalzi

I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I grew up on Spider-man comics and Star Trek shows and books (due in no small part to my dad being a huge Trekkie). Once in middle school and high school I started branching out more, finding all sorts of interesting stories in the library. Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy quickly became favorite and go-to books for me. I've read and re-read the first three books many times. Other books I would recommend include The Runelords series by David Farland (at least the first four, once it shifts to the next generation, the series loses its way, imho). The Old Man's War series from John Scalzi, the Coyote series by Allan Steele (The Days Between, one of the shorts in the first Coyote book is simply beautiful). I also really enjoyed The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I have recently been getting into the worlds of Warhammer and reading some of the fiction there as well.

If you like what you read, feel free to leave reviews. If you don't like it... I suppose you could tell me that too. Seriously though, I appreciate any feedback, so long as it is constructive. Also, I'm slightly obsessed with traffic stats.

I have self published a book of poetry through Amazon titled The Things I Could Never Say. It is a deeply personal work that deals with feelings of depression and isolation. Most of it was written when I was 18 or 19 years old, with a few entries written more recently. The book itself is divided in three parts: The Shadow of Death holds most of the writings dealing with the depression, Through The Valley contains religious content (my faith being one of the things that pulled me through some dark times), and Of Other Things is a collection of, well, everything else.

My Projects

Destiny

Dust to Dust and Memories is the latest in the series that began with A Not So Simple Patrol. Claney has settled in on the Farm and hings are going well for him and Zillah, but the good times don't last for long. When Celeste and the rest of Fireteam Painted Truth go missing on the Moon, the two of them attempt a rescue and have to face the phantoms of their past. In progress

Tales We'll Tell is a collection of shorts. Random bits from the universe. They will either flesh out bits of my character's backstory, expand upon things mentioned in my other fiction, or just tell completely unrelated side bits that might deal with other Destiny characters or the Destiny universe. These will be written in random formats, given the needs of each story or whatever is inspiring me at the time. In progress.

When the Sun Winds Down is a direct sequel to A Not so Simple Patrol. First person narrative from the perspective of Titan Claney Beamard as he leads his new fireteam on their first official mission. Runs parallel to the Destiny 2 main plot. Complete.

Down the Dark Staircase was going to be my take on everything that lead up to Eris and her fireteam attempting to challenge Crota. It was going to be more than just the story of the raid or of the Great Disaster. I wanted to touch on things leading up to it including Rezzyl, Burning Lake, and everything else. Indefinite hiatus, possibly cancelled.

A Not So Simple Patrol was my first full fiction. It follows my primary Destiny character through a series of events. It started as a one shot, but the next thing I would have written would have been a follow up, so I decided to just continue it as one story. It is written in first person perspective, giving the viewpoint of my Titan, Claney Beamard. Complete as of 4/4/2017!

Gundam Wing

I found a story I had started many years ago and decided to post it here for fun. I could continue if there is interest, though I'd have to find a way to familiarize myself with that world again.

My friends and I used to build Gundam models, and made our own custom Gundams and had fairly elaborate backstories for them. The story I posted was me practicing telling a story with them. We had alternated between having our own Gundam universe and continuing the story of Gundam Wing. This story comes from the Gundam Wing version, in which many of our original characters work with the Preventers following the events of The Endless Waltz.

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Rust and Water by kyokki reviews
Some Guardians' tales have been told, or hinted, or forgotten. The ancient dead become merely the ancient, known only by the shadows of secret memories behind the light in their eyes. Some secrets deserve discovery. Some tales need told.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 19 - Words: 21,211 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/13/2019 - Published: 5/3/2018 - Cmdr. Zavala
A Game of Cards at the Edge of the World by Thalius reviews
It's vivid and sharp, so clear that he wonders if perhaps he's dead instead of dreaming, and Hell is a bar with Andal and no deck of cards with which to clean his friend's pockets. Could be worse, he supposes.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,458 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/4/2017 - Cayde-6
Eliksni Alone: A Vandal's Quest to Know the Great Machine by In Darkest Tunnels reviews
A Fallen Vandal has served the House of Winter well for many years. When Winter falls to the Wolves, his crew leaves Venus and goes to the Moon, and the House of Exile. But, the Vandal grows unhappy. There must be more to life he thinks, than killing and looting. So, the Vandal looks to the Traveler, known to him as the Great Machine. He will know it, and the Light, or die trying.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,864 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 11/29/2016 - Published: 4/22/2016 - Ghost, OC, Traveler, Fallen
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Dust to Dust and Memory reviews
Titan Claney Beamard has found a measure of peace and happiness. However, when his daughter's fireteam goes dark on the Moon, he has to give it up to organize a mission to find her. Once there, he has to deal with ghosts from his past and face a Darkness greater than anything he has ever seen. Rated T for Destiny. Cross-posted to AO3. Do not post to other sites.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 11 - Words: 35,346 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/4 - Published: 1/31/2020
These Walls Grown Cold reviews
While training new Guardians, Titan Avgust receives a distress call from someone under attack by Fallen and rushes to answer the call. Part of a character/story swap with Wendigo E17. Rated T for Destiny. Cross-posted to fanfiction. Do not post to other sites.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,576 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/28/2020 - Published: 2/12/2020 - Complete
Tales We'll Tell reviews
Who is the Speaker? What set Eris on a collision course with a Hive god? What happens if Cayde-6 gets left alone for too long? Cayde-6 vs Lord Shaxx in the Crucible! Lord Saladin suffers a loss. Is there anything the Drifter won't eat? A collection of one-shots and side stories. Rated T for Destiny. Cross-posted to AO3. Do not post on other sites.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 24 - Words: 57,255 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 11/23/2020 - Published: 8/10/2016 - Lord Shaxx, Cayde-6, Lord Saladin, Eris M.
Wandering Comfortless Streets - Destiny-tober 2020 reviews
Using Destiny-tober prompts from Newbabyfly to piece together a story. A civilian of the Last City is dead, and a Guardian stands accused. Rated T for Destiny. Cross-posted to AO3. Do not post to other sites.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 21 - Words: 10,799 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/2/2020 - Published: 10/2/2020
Destcember Tales 2019 reviews
A collection of shorts and drabbles inspired by Destcember 2019 prompts. A glimpse of a possible future, and a legacy to follow. Darkness on the Moon. Revisiting an old acquaintance. How could things have gone differently? The Dawning. Major character death. Canon-typical violence. Cross posted to AO3. Do not post to different sites.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Family/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 13,090 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/1/2020 - Published: 12/3/2019 - OC, Lord Shaxx, Cayde-6, Eris M. - Complete
When the Sun Winds Down reviews
Titan Claney Beamard and a new fireteam are assigned a challenging mission. While they are in the field, Ghaul strikes and the Light is lost. Can they cope with this new reality? What does it mean to still call yourself a Guardian? Sequel to "A Not So Simple Patrol". Rated T for Destiny. Cross-posted to AO3. Do not post on other sites.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 97,772 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/21/2019 - Published: 8/13/2017 - OC, Cmdr. Zavala, S. Hawthorne, Devrim Kay - Complete
Husky
A one shot gift fic for NetRaptor. As the Last City struggles to rebuild after the Red War, one Guardian struggles with his own insecurities. Rated T for Destiny, even though there's little here to warrant the rating. Cross-posted to AO3. Do not post on other sites.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,775 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/6/2019 - OC - Complete
Down the Dark Staircase reviews
-This story is on indefinite hiatus- You've heard whispers of the tale. You've seen poor, destroyed Eris haunting the Tower. Perhaps you have even been her avenging angel. Now, we delve into the story itself, to see what lead a team of six Guardians to meet their fate below the surface of the moon.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Mystery - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,301 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/25/2017 - Published: 4/7/2017
A Not So Simple Patrol reviews
A Titan follows an unknown signal into a Hive warren and finds more than he bargained for. What follows pits Guardian against Guardian in a deadly showdown. Rated T for Destiny. Death of a major character. Canon-typical violence. Cross-posted to AO3. Do not post to other sites.
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 79,426 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/4/2017 - Published: 6/9/2016 - Cmdr. Zavala, Banshee-44, Lord Shaxx, Cayde-6 - Complete
Gundam Wing: The Gathering Storm
A story that takes place post "The Endless Waltz". After years of peace, a new threat looms. Can the Preventers do what they were made for and stop a new Mobile Suit War before it begins? Rated T.
Gundam Wing/AC - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,634 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/18/2016 - Published: 9/30/2016 - L. Une