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Joined 01-25-07, id: 554338, Profile Updated: 04-07-16
Author has written 3 stories for Fantasy.

Real name, James.

Age, 22.

Occupation? I'm the host at a historical Jewish deli in downtown Ottawa, having tried and failed and realized the futility of getting an English degree. I've wanted to be an author since I was eleven, when I read Eragon and went, "Yeah this is okay, but I bet I could do it too."

I have three stories on here, a novella I wrote to piss off an annoying high school English teacher, and two versions of something called Time's Apprentice. Do you like Neil Gaiman? I do, and if you do too, you'll like Time's Apprentice. The "Contemporary Myth" is the first draft of this novel, set in Budapest, Hungary (where I spent most, but not all, of my high school years). The other version of TA, sometimes called Overture, is the second draft, with the beginning being moved backwards about six months, eventually leading into the Budapest events. Massive spoilers abound if you start with the CM, but as it's the actual finished novel, you might prefer to read that first, then go for Overture and rather than feel the impact of the reveals, spend the text going "Oh Jesus, Jasmine, don't listen to her!"

My books contain language, because real people swear, and people drink and smoke and have sex in them too, because that's also what real people do. If that offends you, then I'd love to meet you, because it means you're the weird type of Mormon who survived the preceding chapters only to take issue with a couple of kamikazes and a romp in the hay with a Fae, and that means you're fascinating.

Any questions, PM me. I'm quite friendly, and love reviews and fan interactions and criticisms of all sorts. Did I say fan interactions? I meant "fan" interactions, because I'm not Fierce Deity and I don't deserve fans yet.

Favourite Authors and Their Books: Neil Gaiman/American Gods, Christopher Moore/Lamb (The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal), Tim Pratt/Blood Engines, David Foster Wallace/Infinite Jest, Salmun Rushdie/The Satanic Verses, Carlos Ruiz Zafon/The Shadow of the Wind, Fierce Deity/The Legend of Zelda: Eternal Ark and Twin Gear: The Ruiner of a Thousand Years (Fierce gets two because his stories have influenced me more than anything else.)

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Advocate: The Last Judgement by Kitai Matsuru reviews
*UPDATED in APRIL* Sequel to Advocate-When something precious goes missing, it's up to the devil's advocate to find it, but behind the scene lies a deeper problem, and it's one that could destory the very foundation of their world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 75 - Words: 593,770 - Reviews: 640 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 4/6/2010 - Published: 12/16/2005
Bunny by VampireFanatic reviews
Bunny sees everything, Bunny knows everything. Bunny was the one who told me to kill the bad men, who told me to trust him. So, I did. The doctors think they can help me. But they'll see. There's nothing wrong with me. Just everyone else. Bunny said so.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,966 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/2/2008 - Published: 7/18/2008
Twin Gear: The Ruiner of a Thousand Years by Fierce Deity reviews
Safe for the timebeing inside the fallen freight container, yet with no hope of rescue, Ark, Riven, and Miridia set about finding their own way out. But it is not just the Ruined of the swamp they need to look out for...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 130,635 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/24/2007 - Published: 6/29/2004
Advocate by Kitai Matsuru reviews
COMPLETE-Full summary inside-Matt, a sorcerer, is collecting talismans to destroy a demon. Sarah, a thief, needs a lot of money. Davin, a hunter, just wants to have some fun, but behind every facade there's another,and some stories aren't meant to be told
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 248,634 - Reviews: 369 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/11/2005 - Published: 4/8/2005 - Complete
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Time's Apprentice reviews
It is the day before Christmas Eve, and Terra Benedicta has stopped counting how many weeks he's been homeless. How long since he was let go from his cushy office job and then forgotten by everyone from his friends to the government. When he saves the life of the time god Aeon, he leaps at the chance to start anew, entrenched in Ottawa's magical underground.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,795 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/9/2016 - Published: 10/31/2015
Time's Apprentice: A Contemporary Myth reviews
"Terra thought that that was alright; for him, for the banker with the dead and disappearing wife and child, to die as well, so that the English expatriate working for the mysterious Aeon, geriatric god of time, in Budapest, Hungary, could be born." New chapter EVERY DAY for the month of July!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 164,411 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/4/2015 - Published: 3/24/2015 - Complete
There Goes Johnny America
Through the frame story of his eulogy, Johnny America's life is told through several short stories and vignettes. From the lowly place of a revolutionary living on the streets of a fantastic New York to a lost soul wandering the United States in his time-traveling Mustang, Johnny America represents each and every one of us who has ever felt the pull of wanderlust.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 31,616 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/27/2012 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Complete
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