S'TarKan
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Joined 08-24-05, id: 884184, Profile Updated: 05-08-13
Author has written 8 stories for Shadowrun, Harry Potter, and Naruto.

Hello,

I'm a book and RPG junkie who's in his 40s and lives in the Southeastern United States. I started with basic D&D in 1978, so yes, that means I have characters old enough to legally drink. =) While I still hold a warm place in my heart for Gary Gygax's creation, I think Shadowrun offered me the most flexibility as far as game mechanics goes. R.I.P. Mr. Gygax...

Started reading Harry Potter around the time the Prisoner of Azkaban came out, and my wife and I have been hooked ever since. Other favorites include David & Leigh Eddings, Christopher Stasheff, and Robert Heinlein.

I've written a few original novels that I'm trying to get a publisher or agent interested in... right now I'm working on my collection of rejection letters.

Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past is an idea that started bugging me late in October. Harry finally tricks Voldemort and destroys him, but the cost is far, far too high. He makes a desperate attempt to go back and "do it right this time" - even if it means returning Voldemort to life. Now a traumatized and war-weary 30 year old Harry Potter is trapped in the body of an 11 year old, about to begin attending Hogwarts. Can he make it right this time, or will he be thwarted by fate? Plotline picks up after HBP. Canon pairings, H/G, R/H, N/L.

The Blackwand Chronicles is an attempt to weave an original story within the confines of JKR's canon... (I'm trying to take this as a serious exercise in writing discipline, so if you see me violate something from Canon, please drop me a review and let me know.) Her characters will make appearances, but the focus will mostly lie on a group of first year students who start two years after Harry and Crew (tm). Amazingly enough, they seem to have even worse luck than the Gryffindors. I flatter myself to think that I'm taking this story in a direction that I haven't seen done yet, but I could be wrong. (Due to reader response this is on Hiatus in favor of Nightmares.)

Clever Hans is a gaming piece I wrote involving the backstory to a popular NPC from one of my table-top Shadowrun campaigns. Technically, everything that happens is possible under the second and third edition rule-set. Feel free to email me with any questions or guesses.

-Matthew

Progress on the current chapters can be seen at my blog here:

http://www.viridiandreams.net it's also the only place you can read True Colours, a Harry Potter story I've been plugging away at in my odd moments. I post new bits every so often, and it's a bit... different in tone.

I've also recently added forums here: http://www.viridiandreams.net/forum/index.php so you can register and ask any burning questions you may have, or discuss the canon and how the stories have or have not diverged.

On a side note: One of the reasons my posting slowed down a bit lately is that I actually got a story polished up enough to be published in Jim Bernheimer's Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume Two: New Faces of Fantasy. http://astore.amazon.com/viridiandreams-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=17 (Look for Boomerang by Matthew Schocke.)

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A Thin Veneer by AlbertG reviews
Captain James T. Kirk Chancellor Gorkon rescues a group of Human refugees from the far side of the galaxy. That simple act of kindness will be the spark a war that ranges across the galaxy and reveal the thinness of the veil that separates civilization fr
TV X-overs - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 81 - Words: 439,731 - Reviews: 1585 - Favs: 739 - Follows: 588 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 7/3/2004
Best I Am by Iced Blood reviews
A series of misadventures starring the faces of the Tenth Division, Hitsugaya Toushirou and Matsumoto Rangiku. Their relationship started the same way any number of relationships start: awkwardly. But things, as they say, change. Nowhere is that truer than here. HitsuMatsu.
Bleach - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 56 - Words: 74,845 - Reviews: 1346 - Favs: 862 - Follows: 556 - Updated: 7/2/2012 - Published: 5/8/2006 - [T. Hitsugaya, R. Matsumoto] - Complete
You Can't Always Get What You Want by dave-d reviews
Naruto is drinking, feeling sorry for himself. Can a certain girl help him find what he truly needs? [NaruHina]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 88,445 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 453 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 7/15/2011 - Published: 12/15/2004 - Complete
Learning to Breathe by onoM reviews
Harry Potter is 16 years old. He already defeated Voldemort, with the help of his Godfather Sirius Black. Now he is in for the biggest challenge of his life: attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 151,978 - Reviews: 3361 - Favs: 3,598 - Follows: 3,272 - Updated: 7/19/2010 - Published: 8/31/2005 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Enter the Dragon by Doghead Thirteen reviews
It began with a quirk of timing. It continued because dragons, such as what 8-year-old Harry Potter just turned into, are large and difficult to control. Fortunate for everyone he's a nice kid, eh? Shadowrun and Rifts crossover. You have now been warned.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Shadowrun - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 41,653 - Reviews: 431 - Favs: 1,717 - Follows: 1,621 - Published: 12/16/2009 - Harry P.
Taking Control by fake a smile reviews
It's the summer before Harry's 6th year, and Harry is wracked with grief. But what happens when Harry makes a vow to himself to take control of his life? Harry's life takes a sharp turn when he gets an unexpected visitor one night. HPGW Independent!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 523,307 - Reviews: 2741 - Favs: 4,726 - Follows: 2,558 - Updated: 11/15/2008 - Published: 5/23/2006 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Harry Potter and Fate's Debt by Intromit reviews
Eleven year old Harry Potter is waiting to leave for Hogwarts. While he is waiting for the Dursleys to wake, he finds a letter addressed to him... from himself. It has a simple message: Get to know Ginny Weasley. Post OOTP. AU. HarryGinny.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 201,656 - Reviews: 2664 - Favs: 3,668 - Follows: 2,897 - Updated: 3/30/2008 - Published: 7/11/2005 - Harry P., Ginny W.
The Garnet Snitch by Shadow Dragon reviews
He had it all: the perfect bachelor pad, great friends, a Quidditch career any first-year ever dreamed of-and weekends free. Until Ginny Weasley came back into his life, Harry was quite happy to be alone. But if you play with fire, you get burnt. DONE!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 18 - Words: 156,558 - Reviews: 324 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 1/30/2008 - Published: 1/18/2004 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Mastermind Hunting by Louis IX reviews
This is a story of the life of Harry Potter. From his disappearance with his friendly relatives to Dumbledore chasing after him around the world, while Voldemort and muggle secret services loom in the background. Technology, Prophecies... one word: power.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 40 - Words: 616,225 - Reviews: 2306 - Favs: 2,609 - Follows: 1,196 - Updated: 1/12/2008 - Published: 6/8/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
Naruto: Way of the Ninja by Mikazuchi reviews
Chaos is approaching, as an unknown force seeks to envelop these lands in fire and blood. With his friends by his side and the path he has chosen, Naruto must fight against all odds to realize his destiny, and change the very world… [NaruHina]
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 123,244 - Reviews: 469 - Favs: 383 - Follows: 349 - Updated: 11/21/2007 - Published: 5/12/2004 - Naruto U., Hinata H.
In the Darkness by Roeschen reviews
In a world of terror Ginny is caught by Death Eaters. Her situation seems hopeless, until she meets the son of the Dark Lord...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 60,278 - Reviews: 494 - Favs: 1,020 - Follows: 266 - Updated: 6/11/2006 - Published: 3/30/2004 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
A New World by Finbar reviews
After the final battle, the weary survivors travel to a place where they can finally find some peace.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 69,975 - Reviews: 766 - Favs: 948 - Follows: 998 - Updated: 6/6/2006 - Published: 3/14/2005 - Harry P.
Harry Potter & the Azkaban Parody by Fangalla Marie and Eppy the House Elf reviews
Azkaban Story! After reading so many Azkaban stories, I have decided to write a parody of my own. This is about how everyone is demanding that Harry forgive them for betraying him without actually asking. I am going for humor more than anything
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 63,649 - Reviews: 2278 - Favs: 1,495 - Follows: 1,164 - Updated: 4/22/2006 - Published: 1/4/2005
Harry Potter: The Lone Traveller by The Professional reviews
After spending half his life trying to rid the world of Voldemort, Harry Potter finally succeeds. However, the price has been high. Too high. Unfortunately, when Harry risks his life to go back and ‘do things right’, something goes wrong...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 16 - Words: 55,605 - Reviews: 713 - Favs: 1,344 - Follows: 1,473 - Updated: 2/19/2006 - Published: 11/24/2005 - Harry P.
Catch 22 by The Sh33p reviews
Every chapter brings twentytwo quick, random glimpses into the world of Naruto. Sometimes poignant, sometimes utterly insane...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 27,946 - Reviews: 414 - Favs: 1,485 - Follows: 341 - Updated: 1/19/2006 - Published: 12/26/2005 - Complete
Lily Potter and the Worst Holiday by bobsaqqara reviews
AU Sixteen years to the day after her first born son was murdered, Professor Lily Potter must deal with the arrival of six unknown people. Post OotP. Reedited and reposted
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 28,439 - Reviews: 700 - Favs: 3,665 - Follows: 690 - Updated: 12/2/2005 - Published: 7/10/2005 - Lily Evans P., Harry P. - Complete
Backwards Compatible by Ruskbyte reviews
The war is over. Voldemort won. The light's last hope is a desperate ploy, concocted by an insane genius, that probably won't work anyway. Now Harry must find a way to win a war he's already lost once before.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 250,183 - Reviews: 2296 - Favs: 2,540 - Follows: 1,798 - Updated: 7/6/2005 - Published: 11/10/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Harry Potter and the Time Mage by MaxFic reviews
Completed - Harry finally understand the Power the dark lord knows not but now it is too late to use. Taking one final chance to succeed, Harry risks everything to secure a future. HarryGinny RonHermione
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 93,939 - Reviews: 1134 - Favs: 2,125 - Follows: 494 - Updated: 2/23/2005 - Published: 10/29/2004 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Harry Potter and The Judgement of Fools by Lilys1000words reviews
Harry Potter was sentenced to Azkaban for murdering 4 people close to him. Years later his innocence is proven and he is released, but is that a good thing? What will he do? Contains new powers, dark harry
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,035 - Reviews: 407 - Favs: 466 - Follows: 430 - Updated: 1/30/2004 - Published: 1/7/2004 - Harry P.
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Team 8 reviews
What if Naruto had been selected for a different team? What if he'd had a different mentor? Who would guess the consequences would be so large?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 255,693 - Reviews: 12792 - Favs: 14,628 - Follows: 12,140 - Updated: 9/6/2013 - Published: 1/1/2006 - Naruto U., Hinata H.
Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past reviews
The war is over. Too bad no one is left to celebrate. Harry makes a desperate plan to go back in time, even though it means returning Voldemort to life. Now an 11 year old Harry with 30 year old memories is starting Hogwarts. Can he get it right?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 390,734 - Reviews: 12046 - Favs: 14,371 - Follows: 13,025 - Updated: 10/19/2012 - Published: 10/28/2005 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Out of the Darkness: A Jinchuuriki's Tale reviews
People have asked for a sequel with Riley from There's Always A Way... So I got to wondering what someone with his sarcastic personality would be like in Naruto. Warning: This is darker and grittier.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 48,966 - Reviews: 578 - Favs: 878 - Follows: 868 - Updated: 12/1/2009 - Published: 8/6/2006 - Naruto U., Hinata H.
Snapped reviews
This is an AU oneshot from the Team 8 universe, prompted by Brandon's plot bunny. What would it take to make Hinata completely snap?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,100 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 557 - Follows: 111 - Published: 8/1/2006 - Naruto U., Hinata H. - Complete
Blackwand Chronicles reviews
Dumbledore, despite his misgivings, offers an opportunity to a boy temporarily lost in the muggle world. There are some disquieting similarities to another student he remembers from before... [rating may increase later in the story.]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 46,149 - Reviews: 413 - Favs: 381 - Follows: 443 - Updated: 10/24/2005 - Published: 9/16/2005
Your Problems Have Only Begun reviews
Voldemort is gone, but he was the least of their problems...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 952 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 100 - Published: 10/14/2005 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Clever Hans reviews
Set in 2050s Berlin, a teenage boy finds himself being chased, with a mysterious credstick, a painful head wound, and no memory of how he got either.
Shadowrun - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,846 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/11/2005 - Published: 8/30/2005
There's Always a Way reviews
This is my response to the Marriage Law challenge after hearing about it and reading some stories... and thinking about what MY reaction would have been if I was Harry. Oneshot, complete with epilogue.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,064 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 873 - Follows: 143 - Published: 10/10/2005 - Harry P. - Complete