Author has written 14 stories for Warriors Orochi, Dynasty Warriors, and Fallout.
Hi, everybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!)
I'm a thirtysomething software engineer with an assortment of hobbies that I get into as the mood strikes me. In addition to writing, I draw, compose piano music, sing, lift weights, play video games, and make a cosplay costume once in a blue moon. I'm living happily ever after with the ogre I married and two cats who think they run the place.
.: About My Writing :.
My Dynasty Warriors fandom started out as just another addiction to a video game with an entertaining cast of characters. At first, I came up with comic-style silliness to amuse my friends. Taking a detailed look at various characters and history inspired me to write more involved stories. Three Kingdoms fandom is a longstanding tradition of transformative pop culture, from folk tales and Chinese opera to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel and modern media of all stripes. Dynasty Warriors and other 3K variants inspire me to write fan-recognizable character interpretations with plenty of room for my own detail and influence.
My goofy humor is best enjoyed by people familiar with the fandom. Everything else is intended for a general audience. The historical timeline stories intend to be more plausible than not.
I welcome reviews, even a simple "Good job" telling me that you liked the story. My only request is that you give specifics if you notice some aspect of my writing that could be improved. Anonymous reviews are now enabled. Apologies for the oversight.
.: Projects :.
All of my works will be finished, even though I may update infrequently when writer's block hits me. I like to take my time and write each chapter to my satisfaction.
The Scholar and the Brawler is a modern alternate universe concept that grabbed my brain and refused to let go. Blame my shipping proclivities and a bunch of assorted blather about present-day interpretations of characters' personalities. Also features Cao Cao, Gan Ning, Lu Xun, and Xiahou Yuan, with some other character cameos as well. Within this same 'verse, Only Shooting Stars Break the Mold is a slice of Cao Ren and Xiahou Yuan's high school life. (Hopefully) features the sort of awkwardness that people look back on with amusement, not the cringeworthy memories they would rather forget.
Tempered Will is a tale of Cao Ren's maturation from undisciplined teenager into fledgling general, based on historical records and a broad survey of research about Han Dynasty life. It focuses on his earliest form of military leadership, in which he secretly raised an army to patrol his home region. Aims to be as plausible as an English speaking armchair historian can manage, both in terms of events and characterization. I would appreciate critique from anyone who is more informed.
Beyond the River is my take on a real life marriage alliance between the Cao and Sun families, including a more historical interpretation of Sun Ce, Sun Shang Xiang, and Zhou Yu. Lady Wu, matriarch of the Sun family, makes an appearance as well. As above, I welcome any critique that the history buffs may wish to send my way. Inspiration for this story has run into a brick wall. I'll pick it back up as soon as I can.
Interested in rubber reality psychological horror inspired by works such as Jacob's Ladder and the Silent Hill games? Check out Resonance at my FictionPress account. I've been wrestling with writer's block, but I am working on it. Slowly. (Last update - Chapter 15, posted 4/14/2010.)