Author has written 3 stories for Persona Series, and Pokémon.
ALL STATUS UPDATES TO STORIES CAN BE FOLLOWED HERE (damus1cmahn.wordpress.com/fanfiction-works/)
Greetings, fellow readers and writers of fanfiction! Ever since I had read my first fanfic in January 2012, I just couldn’t stop reading. Now, I feel compelled to step into the world of fictional composition and write my own takes on celebrated franchises. I hope you all enjoy (and criticize) my works. I live off of the opinions of others as I believe we all can help each other reach new heights. Also, don’t be afraid to PM me if you have any questions or confusions about elements of my work.
Currently, I am a Network Engineer in Northern Virginia/Washington, DC. I live by myself, which enables me to have a lot of quiet space to think. I specialize in information technology, specifically networking. I have worked and interned for many technology companies including Cisco Systems and iland Internet Solutions.
Other than reading and writing, I am a classically trained musician. I play electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass, violin, piano, and I also sing (which includes screamed, growled, and death metal style vocals). I own a small recording studio at my house and regularly record original works as well as covers (my current cover project involves select songs from the Persona 3 and 4 soundtracks). For guitars, I own a Fender Telecaster with active humbuckers and a mahogany body with a set-neck, a Schecter Blackjack SLS C-7 A 7-string guitar, an Ibanez BTB675 5-string bass, and an Ibanez SR500 4-string bass. I have a custom-built computer to handle the processing power of recording projects.
Other things I like to do are weight lifting, running, tennis, [American] football, photography, and car-modding. For photography, I own a Nikon D7000.
My goal in writing fanfiction is to express my love and passion for these particular franchises. My style of writing doesn't involve meeting goals for word count per chapter; I will write until it reaches a good stopping point (or present a good cliffhanger). I usually like to outline a story until the end before writing all of the details; this way, I will not be swayed too much by changes and stray away from the original idea. I cannot free-write an entire story like some authors can. I also like to develop various “articles” and “tools” to help me envision what is happening in the story, such as maps, building designs, and guides.
WordPress (for any and all updates regarding my FanFiction Works) - damus1cmahn.wordpress.com
Self Against Shadow (my solo music project) - selfagainstshadow.bandcamp.com
Twitter (for updates to stories and cover/original projects alike) - twitter.com/da_mus1c_mahn
YouTube (for music covers) - www.youtube.com/user/damus1cmahn
SoundCloud (for music demos) - soundcloud.com/selfagainstshadow
Preferred Fandoms I Write for and Read:
All of my works take place in a custom universe per franchise. See below for details.
Pokémon – My works in here are meant to be read chronologically
My Take on Ships:
Although many shippers pair based on “cuteness” and “do they look good together”, I tend to ship based on logic, reasoning, and evidence in the plot lines. If the ship is made blatantly known, I will consider that canon; if not, I will not say that “ship” is canon or want it to be canon. That being said, many theoretical ships do work (however conflicting they may be), but they have to make sense to me.
Preferred Ships (bold pairings indicate favorite paring):
Pokémon – Anime (all ships are theoretical):
Pokémon – Manga (Pokémon Adventures) (all ships are theoretical):
Pokémon – Game:
Persona 4/Golden (all ships are theoretical):
Persona 3/FES/P (all ships are theoretical):
Dragon Ball (most ships listed here are canon; these are my favorites to read and write):
Shingeki no Kyojin (all ships are theoretical):
KILL la KILL (all ships are theoretical):
Oregairu (all ships are theoretical):
Ships I disapprove of:
I have this section because I have no idea who thought these pairings up, but these just downright don’t make sense. I will still read them if lumped with other ships I do approve of.
Pokémon – Manga:
Shingeki no Kyojin:
KILL la KILL (all ships are theoretical):
Works in Progress:
ALL STATUS UPDATES TO STORIES CAN BE FOLLOWED HERE
Stories here have their outline approved and are being written.
Pokémon – “Pokémon Alternis: A Journey’s Beginning” – This is a large scale project where I attempt to take elements and ideas from each of the universes and throw them all together to make an adventure of the lifetime. Ash will be merged with Red, Leaf with Green/Blue, and Gary with Blue/Green. You can pretty much tell which characters came from which universe. All main characters’ personalities are going to be slightly altered to fit the scope and nature of the plot. There are also going to be new elements added to this work not seen previously in any of the universes. This is an attempt to make Pokémon more in tune with the real world. This work is the Kanto Arc of the project; there are five planned arcs (for each generation). Parings: Ash x Leaf, Ash x Misty, Ash x Amber (Yellow); Red x Blue/Green (female), Red x Misty, Red x Yellow; Luckyshipping/BurningLeafshipping/Furthershipping, Pokeshipping/Pokemangashipping, Specialshipping
Persona Series – “Persona 4X: The World’s Universe” – This project is a crossover of Persona 3[FES] and 4[G] and will detail the life of Shadow Ops and The Investigation Team after Persona 4: Arena (and the soon-to-be-released expansion). This specific work is the first arc of three arcs. Pairings: Yu x Rise; Akihiko x Mitsuru; Makoto x Yukari; Yosuke x Chie; Kanji x Naoto
Persona Series – “Persona 4X: The World’s Beginning” – Prequel to "The World's Universe". This is a novelization on Persona 4 [Golden] including scenes from the game, the anime, and the Golden anime. This has a very heavy emphasis on the Lover's Social Link, as the main pairing is Yu x Rise. There is minor Yosuke x Chie and Kanji x Naoto shipping.
Dragon Ball Z – “DBZ: Change of Fate” – This project explores the possibility of Videl as a Saiyan and Erasa as an Android, all while looking into the life of Gohan Son and his attempt at adaptation into high school. This takes place in an alternate universe where some events are similar, but some change due to the nature of the story. There will be some familiar elements as well as new elements not seen or previously overlooked by the canon universe. This is one part of a 3-part series that will focus on pairings through the Majin Buu Saga. The main pairings in this work are Gohan x Videl and Erasa x Sharpner.
Persona Series – “Persona 4X: Horizons Unleashed” – The Shadow Ops (former Investigation Team) go to college. Set 2 years after “The World’s Universe”. This is the second arc of the three arc series.
Dragon Ball Z – “DBZ: Never Alone” – A look into the relationship of Krillin and Android 18, and to a lesser extent, Vegeta and Bulma. This is set 7 years before “Missing Pieces” and travels through the 7 years between the Cell Saga and the Majin Buu Saga.
Pokémon – “Pokémon Atlernis: Rocket Retaliation” – The Johto Arc of the Alternis project.
Dragon Ball Z – “DBZ: Fates Collide” – A look into the lives of Trunks and Marron. Set during and after the Majin Buu Saga.
Persona Series – “Persona 5X: Breaking Chains” – The high school life of Nanako Dojima as she and her friends deal with an old threat, which the Shadow Ops set out to end it once and for all. Set 5 years after “Horizons”. This is the final arc of the four arc series. May include material from Persona 5.
Persona Series – “Persona 3X: End of Days” - The novelization of Persona 3 [FES]. This will be a Makoto x Yukari fic.
Fun Facts (bold are favorites):
MyAnimeList for any anime updates!
My top 10 anime:
Note: [x] denotes multiple seasons and the name of the subsequent seasons
Games Completed: Persona 4: The Golden, Pokemon (up to Gold and Silver)
Games in Progress: Persona 3 FES (I know the entire story, just wanted to experience the game play), Persona 4: Arena
Games on Hold: Gravity Rush, Kanon, Rewrite
Future Games: Pokemon X and Y, and maybe some of the older Pokemon Games post GSC-era, Persona 5 (when released), Persona Q (when released), Person 4: Dancing All Night (when released), Persona 4: Ultimax, Clannad, Little Busters!
Survey (haven't done these in 6 or so years) (As of 1/05/2014):
1. Write stories? Yes; I also write and compose music and lyrics
1. Thing you drank? Champagne…don’t really remember which one though
1. Color? Red, Black (in a combo); Blue, Black (in a combo)…I guess it has to be Black
Things You Dislike Most
1. Kind of person? Judgmental and the Prejudice. Also, the Pretentious
How You Feeling?
1. Feel happy? Meh
Things About You
1. Think you're crazy? At times where I purposely act like a douche/idiot xD
1. Friend? Kenny?
Better With Opposite Sex?
1. Shorter or taller? Shorter
Have You Ever...
1. Shoplifted? No
Do you believe...
1. In yourself? Quote: “How can you help someone when you can't help yourself?”
Did you answer everything truthfully? Truthfully