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Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated,
Hello all, I’ve been busy with real life stuff and original works. I’ll be listing all my projects in my profile including original works… With a 250,000 word original novel finally revised and ready to send to an agent, I’ve been too busy to do much here. Now that it’s done and I’ve almost got my Masters degree, I’ve decided to upgrade my presence here and at this site's partner in crime... Fanfiction.net
I write a lot of different things, and all the published stories will also be simultaneously updated/released on my tumblr account… () which will also include original works, commentary, reviews, and maybe even a video blog from time to time… and the information will be released on twitter: where you can follow me @Paul_Naughton. The planned release schedule is at the very bottom of this page. Fanfiction isn’t even close to the majority of what I do, but makes for excellent writing exercises when I get stuck or just have an impulse to write something. I had originally intended to hold off updating these stories until they were complete, but…
Since it’ll likely be years before Break the Cycle is even close to done, I thought better of it. So what’s on my desk at the moment? What’s my plan? Well here’s a look.
Monthly update cycle:
1st Monday of the Month: "Titans Reimagined"
Other works may be updated at irregular intervals, based on when I have chapters complete. Current 'Irregular' projects: "Titans Broken"
American Kitsune - A YA/Urban Fantasy series revolving around Katherine Kota or "Kit Kat", a Kitsune Spiritkin, and her two friends: a Technomancer known as "Sparkplug", and the Necromancer Annabell Lee Higgins. As powerful magical beings, their trained in secret by the American Department of Paranormal Studies, but that doesn't make them safe... not in the least. Magical America has plenty of enemies willing to fight a war in the shadows.
American Kitsune: National Treasures – *In Planning* - They call her “Kit Kat,” and she’s the most powerful magical creature in the Western Hemisphere. The Dragons of the East want to kill her, and she has to rely on her two best friends: the Technomancer and Necromancer to keep her alive. She is the American Kitsune. Rated T for violence, language, and sexual themes.
Miles Ambrose Novel Series - A YA/Science Fiction series revolving around the character of Miles Ambrose and Astra Tanaka as they go from 13 year old midshipman to line officers in the navy of the United Stellar Empires. Inspired in part by Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels, several historical wars, and the technological revolution in naval warfare in the late 19th Century.
A Partner from the Stars: A Miles Ambrose Novel - *In Drafting* - 2073.01.17 AY Midshipman Miles Ambrose is assigned to the Peregrine-class Gunboat UES Hayaki a small ship with a crew of 20 (3 officers, 2 midshipmen, 15 enlisted). War is brewing between the United Stellar Empires and Grande Impérial République of C’hall. A fourteen year old apprentice officer, Miles is thrown into a war and forms impromptu partnership with his fellow Midshipman Astra Tanaka. Can he survive his first cruise on a boat older than he is? Rated T for violence, language, close quarters living, and graphic depictions of space combat.
Iron Storm – *In Planning* - The assassination of the President-elect Ronald Reagan in January of 1980 leaves the United States confused and impotent as the Soviet Union launches an invasion in Western Europe. By June, the whole of the United States military is deployed to Europe leaving no reserves as the Soviets invade the West Coast. Follow three resistance fighters and a soviet defector as they struggle against the Soviet Steamroller. Rated M for sex, violence, graphic depictions of warfare, and language.
Jenny’s Ship – *In Planning* - At a remote xenoarchaeological dig site run as a family business, a starship is found. When Jenny Jonsson, the head archaeologist’s daughter triggers a dormant piece of machinery it bonds to her. Now the teen is the key to the alien ship which Interstellar Defense Industries will do anything to study. Rated T for violence, language, and angst.
John Hawthorne Novel Series - An adult Urban Fantasy series, focusing on John Hawthorne, an FBI agent turned occult investigator and detective. Features a wide range of different stories of the detective sort. In many ways, it's sort of like a CSI series for a magical world living all around us. Plus, the first book asks the question... if a Vampire hunter kills a Vampire, is it murder?
The Dhampir Daughter: A John Hawthorne Novel – *In Planning* - The Omaha Nebraska FBI office was one of the dullest posts that John Hawthorne could imagine, that is until he’s called to a murder scene in a hotel room, where the coroner said the man had been dead for years. Now he finds himself standing between the man’s daughter and his murderer, a vampire hunter. Rated T for violence, language, and sexual themes.
A Fox's Tale - A YA/Fantasy series focusing on the stories of Ember Wülf and her companions Jonathan Smith and Drassus the Kobolt. Designed for the Young Adult and Teen Market, the stories are framed within an older, adult Ember telling a chronicler her history. The setting uses elements of the spiritkin and elemental mythos common to many fantasy stories, but also makes truly magical people like Jonathan and Ember rarities in the world. These magical talents are prized for their abilities and the constant search by powerful beings to find, enslave, or recruit them drives most of the plot.
A Fox’s Tale: The Warden’s Daughter - *COMPLETE* Awaiting Publication – They call her “Fox,” but to her mind she’ll always be Ember Wülf, the daughter of the Warden. Now as a chronicler comes calling, she sits down and begins to relay her story… from the start. Ember relays the story of her earliest years, the start of her trouble with Lord Drake, her parent's deaths, and her flight from the Fiefdom of Lord Drake along with Jona. Rated T for violence, language, and sexual themes.
A Fox’s Tale: The Smith’s Son - *In Drafting* – While the chronicler focused on Ember, her companions also drew his attention. The foremost of which is the Smith’s Son… the metal mage. The boy Jona who years later remains by her side. Rated T for violence, language, and sexual themes.
Stellar Magic Universe - Conceived as a sort of urban fantasy of the far future. Stellar Magic is primarily a YA/Space Fantasy series, focusing on Wizards and Witches who coexist with normal people in a high technology environment.
Stellar Magic – *COMPLETE* Awaiting Publication - Two thousand years into the future, magic has been rediscovered, as have the ancient enemies that are the source of our greatest myths. Follow Kirk MacMillan, Julie Venice, Drefma, Neku Dalla, Valdor, and Christopher Nellprin as the peace between our civilizations comes to an abrupt end. Rated M for sexual themes, violence, graphic depictions of warfare, and language.
Stellar Magic: Fleet of Despair – *In Planning* - They escaped Numra, but getting off the ground was only the first step in reaching safety. Follow Kirk MacMillan and Julie Venice as they travel with a fleet of refugees under the pursuit of alien forces while trying to redouble their studies of magic. Rated T for violence, language, and sexual themes.
Original Short Series – Fictionpress.net Publication in Monthly Installments:
The Greatest Game – *In Progress - Monthly Releases* - It’s 1932 and the Great War still grinds on as an Eastern Front reopens. Follow Unteroffizer Ernst Weissmann, Leutenant Mira Marder, and the pilots of the 54th "Green Hearts" Gruppe as they try to hold off the relentless advance of the Soviet Union and Soviet Republic of Poland. Rated T for violence, graphic depictions of warfare, and language.
Media Tie-In Projects:
EVE Online Stories
Tales from Akash Misra and Ai-Wei Song - My two favorite characters for EVE Online, Akash Misra the Intaki power engineer turned capsuleer and his partner in crime, war, and trading Ai-Wei Song a Jin-Mei propulsion engineer turned capsuleer. These stories are basically their ongoing adventures as they work through a dangerous universe
The Rose's Bounty - *COMPLETE* Published in EON Magazine, January 2013 - The three man crew of the FF-449 Rose's Bounty face a challenge unlike any other as their boarded by a Sansha frigate intent on taking them as slaves. Akash and Ai-Wei's first adventure as lowly crewmembers. 6,000 words, Rated T for graphic depictions of warfare and language.
Graduation - *COMPLETE* Entry in the 2012 Pod and Planet Fiction Contest - That last step to becoming a capsuleer, after years of schooling and other work is one of the most difficult and dangerous ones. Each and every capsuleer must die and be reborn in a clone as a final step toward graduating and becoming one of the immortals of New Eden. Most clones never wake up.
Into the Breach - *COMPLETE* - For the new capsuleers Akash and Ai-Wei being one of the few members of Salma Idama's corporation capable of taking life a war with a pirate corporation helps to prove to them that being frigate pilots isn't that bad after all.
The Serpent Run - *In Planning* - In an effort to improve their corporation's standing with the Gallente Federation, Ai-Wei and Akash take a job trying to destroy a Seprentis Convoy. Nothing in their contract told them their opposites would be Serpentis Capsuleers.
Null-Sec Trading - *In Drafting* - In New Eden, high risk often means high reward, and the highest risks lie outside of empire space. Salma Idama sees an immense opportunity for profit when two major powers in null-sec go to war and organizes an immense convoy to deliver goods to the combatants. Unfortunately, pirates aren't the only threat that plague such a run as the enemy powers would much prefer nothing arrived for their foes.
DC Comics affiliated Fanfiction Projects in Progress:
Titans Reimagined – An alternate universe and alternate character interpretation story with a more ‘pseudo-realistic’ approach to the New Teen Titans featuring a more Jonathan Nolan style world for the team. Join Dick Grayson, Koriand’r, Victor Stone, Garfield Logan, and Rachel Roth as they pull together to battle the forces of Slade Wilson, Mad Mod, the Brotherhood, and Trigon the Terrible himself. Set in New York City.
Titans Reimagined #1: Starfall - *In Progress - Monthly Releases* - Book #1 in the Titans Reimagined Series. Dick Grayson (Robin) leaves Batman at 16 for New York City. There he finds a new home, a team, and friends in three metahuman teens. Little does he know that an alien will soon crash into his life. Uses a 'pseudo-realistic' approach to the DC Universe like Nolan's Batman. Rated T for violence, language, and one nude tamaranian.
The Raven – Told from the perspective of Rachel Roth, the daughter of Trigon the Terrible, as she comes to grips with the changes to the world she once knew. As the daughter of an evil that transcends the multiverse she remembers what has changed and grieves for the world she knew, as Trigon’s minions work to force her to reopen the portal to the mortal world.
The Raven: Volume #1 *In Progress - Monthly Releases* - Volume one of The Raven. For a woman that's been reborn and the daughter of a dimensional conqueror, what happens when the world resets? Rachel Roth wakes in on in an alley in Central City to a world changed from her own, and finds herself alone facing minions and agents of her father. She finds one friend in this strange new world: Wally West. BBxRae referenced. Rated T for violence and language.
Earth-16 Go! – *In Progress - Monthly Releases* - A Young Justice – Teen Titans crossover. Mere weeks after the New Year the Team is sent to investigate an alien landing in Jump City and in the process pick up four new recruits. Over the next five years, they struggle against a plethora of new threats while the Light schemes to bring about their downfall. Rated T for graphic depictions of torture, adult subject matter, violence, language, and angst.
The Outlaws – *In Progress - Monthly Releases* - When the mercenary gunman “Red Hood” learns about a nuclear weapon being smuggled to the terrorists of the group known only as “The Base” in Qurac he brings the whole team to stop them. Little does he know that his team will never be the same as an old enemy of his Outlaws returns, and she’s got a different sort of weapon aimed at Arsenal’s heart than usual. Her affections. Welcome Jade “Cheshire” Nguyen to the place she should have been from the start… The Outlaws! Rated T for adult subject matter, violence, language and adult subject matters.
Unity Universe - Stories told from a 'Unified' DC Multiverse which basically acts as a reboot of the New 52 and is designed to incorporate stories from multiple parts of the separate 52 Universes into a single consistent whole. It is safe to assume nearly all storylines are true at some level and that the events of DC's publishing history have been heavily compressed. Essentially one year of comics roughly translates to a month in the character's lives (assumes a reboot in 2020 as the start of the universe). The Raven series will ultimately create this universe with one of it's volumes actually being in the universe...
Titans Broken - *In Progress - Irregular Releases* Batman, faced with a Starfire working alongside Red Hood and Arsenal and a Nightwing who he sees as a shadow of his first Robin, brings both of them in for a psychological evaluation. What they discover brings together the former Titans as a group to support their old friends, and find one of them to be little more than a stranger. Unfortunately for everyone, Batman has a plan. Pairings: Garfield Logan/Rachel Roth, Dick Grayson/Koriand'r, other pairings referenced. Rated M for angst, sexual situations, violence, language, and reference to suicidal thoughts.
Harry Potter Fanfiction Projects in Progress:
One World - In J.K. Rowling's first draft it wasn't Hagrid that found Harry Potter in Godric's Hollow, but a lowly dentist named Granger. What if he had? Harry Potter is brought before the muggle authorities, the son of two unidentified parents, an apparent orphan. With Daniel Granger named the child's temporary guardian, he disappears into the muggle world to be raised as any other boy. (Hermione - Harry sibling relationship)
One World - Alchemical Gold - *In Drafting* - A Philosopher's Stone AU. Harry Potter is raised as a muggle and sibling to Hermione Granger for most of his life, but when his name appears on the Hogwart's Student Roster alongside his sister. The Granger family find themselves hurled into a world hidden alongside their own filled with Dragons, Goblins, and three-headed dogs. Harry soon finds that sometimes, thinking like a muggle can be a boon.
The Auror Office - On May 2nd, 1999 Minister of Magic Kinglsey Shacklebolt signed Ministry Decree 7707B, creating the Seventh Section of the Auror Office. Its purpose was exclusively to identify, pursue, and prosecute Dark Wizards to the fullest extent of the law. Hidden within the magical decree was another purpose, to protect the magical world as a whole from any darkness or external threat. Only one wizard was trusted enough by the Minister to lead the new section… Harry Potter. In June, Potter selected six others to fill the department… These are their stories.
The Auror Office: Volume #1 - Section 7 - *In Planning* - They are the elite of the Auror Office, a small team tasked to handle the most dangerous of criminals. Join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Susan Bones, Tracey Davis, Theodore Nott, and Neville Longbottom as they work to make sure no Dark Wizard ever threatens the Wizarding World again. Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Neville/Hannah, and Tracey/Theo.
The Son of Prongs - Harry Potter is taken from the doorstep of the Dursley's by his Godfather Sirius Black and Harry Potter disappears. No one noticed the first appearance of the name Lawrence Lupin days later, as the ministry and the Order of the Phoenix searched desperately for the boy and his Godfather. What followed was what Moony and Padfoot would describe as the greatest prank to ever befall the Wizarding World.
The Son of Prongs and the Snitch and Stone - *In Planning* - Harry Potter, Messr. Blaze, arrives at Hogwarts with a full bag of tricks, a loving family at his back, and his first encounter with his arch enemy before him. Year 1 - A Philosopher's Stone AU. Inside: the Phantom Wolf of Hogwarts, Dumbledore gets a Howler, Muggle and Mundane, and Movie Night set this story apart!
Other Fanfiction Projects:
Popular Mechanics: Tali'Zorah Exclusive Interview - *COMPLETE* - After the defeat of the Collectors, the human magazine manages to track down the Chief Engineer of the SR-2 Normandy for an interview about the new ship, herself, and using omnitools in combat. Rated K.
Mass Effect: Break the Cycle – *In Progress - Monthly Releases* - Commander Jonathan Shepard’s tale begins as the XO of project Normandy, Tali’Zorah nar Rayya’s begins as a young woman about to venture forth into a dangerous galaxy, and Garrus Vakarian works as a detective in the Galactic Capital struggling with Red Tape. None of them had any idea they’d end up thrown together in a struggle against galactic extinction. Rated M for sex, violence, language, graphic depictions of warfare, and adult subject matter.
SHATTERED SPACE - You know those epic crossovers that are a dirty pleasure and you can't take seriously? What if one was written as a serious work? Inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's Time's Eye (READ IT!), this story follows the heroes and villains from Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, and more as they deal with a Galaxy that has been shattered and reassembled with pieces from a dozen different places and a thousand different times. Welcome to Shattered Space.
SHATTERED SPACE - The Wizards of Earth - *In Drafting* - Bad luck and worse fate besets the Skywalker family of 38 ABY as they are returning from a diplomatic conference in Chiss Space when they find their ship all but destroyed and crash in a meadow near Devon, England in 1991. What follows is 7 years that young Ben Skywalker would never forget. Harry Potter/Star Wars Crossover (with reference to Star Trek elements). A part of the 'SHATTERED SPACE' Universe. Pairings: Mara/Luke, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Jaina/Jagged, Ben Skywalker/Nomi Starkiller (OC?)
Note: I have Nomi Starkiller as an OC with a question mark because the name has appeared in old drafts for Star Wars multiple times and could appear in VII, we just don't know.
STAR WARS Infinite Rebellion - What happens when Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker end up working as a team from 0 ABY onward? Welcome to an epic retelling of the greatest and most classic struggle in the Star Wars universe, the Galactic Civil War. Now with more love, more force users, and a much more epic scale. Welcome to an Infinite Rebellion.
STAR WARS Infinite Rebellion - Book #1: Breaking Free - *In Progress - Monthly Releases* 2012 NaNoWriMo Project (45,000 words produced) - An Infinities (AU) story based on this question. What if Mara Jade met Luke during the Siege of Yavin IV. Two weeks after the destruction of Yavin IV... Mara Jade, Emperor's Hand, chases a defector to Yavin IV. During a battle over the moon, Luke and Mara crash in the jungle and are forced to work together as they make their way toward the Rebel Base while the Vader's noose tightens around the system. Pairings: Luke/Mara, Han/Leia. Covers the period from 0 ABY to 0.5 ABY.
STAR WARS Infinite Rebellion - Book #2: Imperial Pursuit - *In Planning* - After the Evacuation of Yavin IV, the war escalates and widens. Rogue Squadron, now based on the Mon Calamari Cruiser Liberty, fights a campaign to slow the Imperial Pursuit of the Rebellion across the stars. Commander Luke Skywalker, Captain Mara Jade, and Captain Wedge Antilles lead a struggle against the Empire, on the ground and in the air. Pairings: Luke/Mara, Han/Leia, and Tycho/Winter.
Sword and Shield - The continuation of the Full Metal Panic storyline from the final light novel. The stories tend toward a more realistic and gritty depiction of the FMP universe by combining elements from novels that the original author felt inspired by such as Tom Clancy's geopolitical thrillers. Multiple volumes are planned, but whether I get to them or not... well, that's up for debate. Mithril collapses after Amalgam's destruction and a new organization is formed from the ashes to protect the Whispered and develop black technology: Sword and Shield.
Sword and Shield: Volume #1 - Picking up the Pieces – *In Progress - Monthly Releases* - The mercenary organization known as Mithril stands upon its last legs as those they once protected are hunted once more by nations they had once considered allies. Rated M for sex, violence, language, graphic depictions of warfare, and adult subject matter.
Sword and Shield: Flashbacks - *In Progress - Irregular Releases* - Short stand alone stories in the Sword and Shield Universe depicting things that probably happened but we never saw in the anime, manga, or light novels. Rating varies by story.
Standard of the Stars: Volume #1 - The Destroyer Scourge - *In Progress - Irregular Releases* – Crest/Banner of the Stars continuation... The war escalates as an arms race begins between the Abh and their enemies. Jinto and Lafiel find themselves at the center of the conflict as the pendulum swings toward their enemies when United Mankind deploys the first in a new class of ship: the Assault Ship Destroyer. Inspired by events of 'Bloody April' or the 'Fokker Scourge' in World War I and the real world development of the Destroyer in the late 19th century. Rated M for sex, violence, graphic depictions of warfare, and adult subject matter.
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