James Golen
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Joined 02-01-06, id: 982491, Profile Updated: 04-12-14
Author has written 8 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender, Evangelion, and Mass Effect.

I don't write for accolaids, for money, for fame. I write because I need to. If I don't, the stories in my head start to drive me insane. So here I vent.


Children of the War series complete. Didn't even take me that long, considering. Three Families, also complete, creating my first Doorstopper at more than 1.2 million words. An Elegant Solution, which was to me a drabble at a mere (ha!) 3,000 words, also finished, to unexpected popularity.

Current Project:

Avatar of Victory: The Avatar is already the most important person on Earth. Pity she's not on Earth anymore. A cross-over between Mass Effect and Avatar (seeing a trend here?), where Mass Effect takes place in the future of the A:tLA universe. Some things (names, mostly) kept Mass Effecty mostly to eliminate unnecessary mental translation. Expect less updates than the above, and feel free to keep tabs via the Spacebattles forum thread.

Potential Future Projects:

Learned Helplessness: It was expected that Shinji Ikari would fail against the Third Angel that night in the Fortress City. But when he failed in a way that nobody had accounted for, it threw all of Gendo's plans out the window. Now, he's got a useless Unit-01, the linchpin of The Scenario is catatonic, and he's got to find some way to recover. If nothing else, he can't let somebody else win, now can he?

A Three Lobed Heart: Samus Aran woke up with blood on her armor. It wasn't the first time, and she didn't know who's blood it was. In her mind, it was the worst of all fears. Fifty five years ago, she got gene-spliced by the Chozo to survive... and gene-splicing has a lot of profoundly negative long-term consequences. Now, still working despite pushing sixty years old, Samus has to accept that her mind may not entirely be her own anymore. But there was something far worse than dementia looming in the shadows. Somebody wanted that blood spilled.

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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 33345 - Favs: 20,862 - Follows: 16,429 - Updated: 3/14/2015 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Natural 20 by Sir Poley reviews
Milo, a genre-savvy D&D Wizard and Adventurer Extraordinaire is forced to attend Hogwarts, and soon finds himself plunged into a new adventure of magic, mad old Wizards, metagaming, misunderstandings, and munchkinry. Updates Fridays.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 72 - Words: 301,307 - Reviews: 5588 - Favs: 4,804 - Follows: 5,460 - Updated: 2/27/2015 - Published: 5/7/2012
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Avatar of Victory reviews
The Cycle of the Avatar has held for thousands of years. Other Cycles can stretch far, far longer. An A:tLA/Mass Effect Cross-Over
Crossover - Avatar: Last Airbender & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 81 - Words: 1,880,239 - Reviews: 595 - Favs: 574 - Follows: 553 - Updated: 1/21/2016 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Shepard (F)
Three Families reviews
Three Families seek the Avatar. Three Families find the Avatar. Three Families use the Avatar. The story of how three sets of siblings are changed by the Avatar, amidst an endless war. AU, Want of A Nail.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 61 - Words: 1,236,700 - Reviews: 384 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 12/5/2013 - Published: 7/19/2011 - Aang, Azula - Complete
An Elegant Solution reviews
Shepard isn't a soldier; he's an engineer. ME3 Ending-spoilers
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,843 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 542 - Follows: 120 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Shepard (M) - Complete
The War of Flames reviews
The sequel to Children of the War, Part 3. Six years after Sozin's Comet, Azula finally awakens from her madness, to find she is going to be used as a figurehead. But she has a nasty surprise in store for her puppetmasters. AU, Ty Lokka, Complete.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 302,200 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 5/20/2011 - Published: 1/6/2011 - Azula - Complete
Children of The War, Book 3: Fire reviews
Sequel to Children of The War, Book 2. Aang wakes up after six months comatose with the summer of Sozin's Comet looming close. Will he be able to stop Fire Lord Ozai in time? Slight AU, Ty Lokka, all else canon...ish. Complete.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 236,606 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/6/2011 - Published: 9/9/2010 - Complete
NGE Nobody Dies: Axiom reviews
With all of the confusion surrounding the brutal battles with Raziel and Zeruel, one Angel slipped under the radar, hovering benignly over the Amazon Desert. But it has a purpose. It is looking for something. A Nobody Dies side-story.
Evangelion - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,721 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/21/2010 - Complete
Children of The War, Book 2: Earth reviews
Sequel to Children of The War, Book 1. Aang's journeys in the Earth Kingdoms come upon unexpected obstacles, and old friends become new enemies. AU. Hints of Ty Lokka.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 180,337 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/9/2010 - Published: 8/5/2010 - Complete
Children of The War, Book 1: Water reviews
Thirty years ago, a good man gave in to his own evil. Because he did, everything changed. Now, the Avatar must navigate a harsher world, less friends, more peril. But there is hope: An accident left an acrobat where she ought not be. AU.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 52,139 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 33 - Published: 7/31/2010 - Complete