Takano-Isorokyu
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Joined 02-04-12, id: 824506, Profile Updated: 11-01-12
Author has written 26 stories for Sci-Fi, Horror, and Historical.

OK, I'm going to stay here, but if you are following my stories, you might notice I've changed my screen name. Long story behind that, if meet IRL, I'll tell you about it over a cold beverage of your choice.

I do a lot of writing, mostly to express myself, and to get this stuff out of my head, and into a computer file. Normal people get an idea and write a story.

Me? It's more like, it seems like I have a cross-time scanner in m head, and I tune in on these characters talking to me. If I don't write their story, they keep insistantly yammerring until I do write it down. Trouble is, sometimes the signal fades in the middle of the story, and doesn't come back for awhile. So - I have a lot of story threads going at any given time, and I'll drop one for months or sometimes years at a time, while I might write 100 pages on a different one.

I started out writing fanfic, as I'm sure just about everybody does, but I'm trying to kick that habit. It is just not worth the effort.

So read, enjoy, And if you just want to leave some reviews, I'd really appreciate this, especially constructive criticisem. Traffic stats tells me lots of people are looking, lots of people are adding me to their ALERT lists and FAVORITE lists, but feedback is nice, too, you know?

Constructive criticism - I'd rather have a "I thought this was bad because -" and a good specific example of what you didn't like, that a dozen, "wow, this is great" reviews.

and a "you suck swampwater" is not very helpful if you don't tell me exactly WHY you think it is really bad. Of course - "I read 200 pages and I want the wasted time back" will make me laugh in your direction, if that is all you put. Or - an anonymous guest review - those really tend to make me get torqued - which tell me "this could never possibly happen" - when it not only could happen, it happened to ME - will really tee me off, OK?

On a different forum, I had an alternate History story where a character was discussing the forced relocation of Japanese Americans to Camps in Utah and Montana during WWII. I had a reviewer tell me that, "no matter how bad WWII got in the Alternate time line, the US would never do that." - sorry, Bubba, open a history book, it DID happen OTL.

And, I'll review other works, just not a real fan of High Fantasy or Romance Stuff. I like Hard Science fiction "with the rivets on" - and as you might notice, even when I try writing a little magic into my SF - it is still just a different form of Science...

I also like to experiment with characters from other cultures, and explore what happens when cultures collide - probably a result of my own upbringing, iin a family where my father was descended from a Scotsman who married into a Native American Tribe, and my Mother was Japanese, of an old Samurai family. My father was an Air Force NCO, and I had visited something like 15 countries and 34 states before i started Kindergarten. I spent 28 years in the US military, Seven in the US navy, as A Medical Corpsman, 21 in the Air Force, the last 18 of those years as an officer. I speak four languages decently, and three more well enough to get around.

Skill sets? One comment - often a complaint - is that my characters seem to be multi-talented, incredibly so. I personally don't think so, but then again, over the course of the last fifty-six years, I have, at one time or another, harnessed a mule to plow a field, chipped flint arrowheads and axes - and used them to hunt. My grandfather helped me locate iron ore on his farm, and we took limestone and coal, to forge a Bowie Knife. I've welded with oxy-acetylene, Arc, MiG, TIG and I'm decent with a plasma cutter, I worked my way through college as a machinist. the Air Force gave me some instruction in taking care of both nuclear weapons and the Missiles and Aircraft that deliver them. I've got an Electirical engineering Degree with a minor in Computer Science, along with a Master's in Management and I should be able to finish my second Master's in Education next year. As an Emergency Medical Technician, and as a Navy Corpsman, by the time I was twenty, I had already delivered three babies and zipped up more body bags than most people want to see in a lifetime.

So, no, I don't think my characters are geniuses or anything. They are no smarter than I am, and Lord knows, I am certainly no genius. i have met a few genius level people in my time, and I know I am not one of those people. But, at the same time, I can't see writing a story about a boring person. Why bother?

so, like I said, read, enjoy, comment - and if you've got some recommendations, PM and let me know, OK?

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Fortress Earth: Dreamland by Highspeed0516 reviews
The world is torn out from under Air Force fighter pilot Duke Devron as an alien interstellar war descends on the earth and he is called by a desperate alien defender to complete its mission and activate ancient defenses long hidden on the earth.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 65,040 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/2/2013 - Published: 1/12/2013 - Complete
The Silent Noise by D. W. Tyn reviews
This is the short story I wrote for my Graduation Project for High School. It is about an android assassin that developes a conscience. Please Read, Review, and, above all else, Enjoy. PS, this is a OneShot Story.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,575 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2009 - Complete
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The Dark Lord Raymond of the Barrel Makers reviews
OK, this is INTENDED to be a farce. It is from a Face Book Challenge, and the results were so funny that I had to try and make it into a story. Lots of in-jokes here, if you don't know the people in question, but I hope to make it comprehensible to anybody who DOES NOT know these folks.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,667 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/16/2013
Candle in the Wind from the files of the ZOMG reviews
This is a continuation of "Love you Long Time" – the further adventures of Joe Laub and his wife Meredith. In this case, the ZOMG agents must deal must deal with Iroquois Native Spirit Guardians, Environmental Protestors, Oil exploration companies, a reluctant succubus and South Bay Bessie - the Lake Erie Monster!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,004 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/21/2013 - Published: 5/10/2013
Little Dog Lost : Tales of the ZOMG reviews
This is a continuation of "Love you Long Time" – the further adventures of Joe Laub and his wife Meredith. In this case, the ZOMG agents must deal with gangsters, meth-heads, a lost child who happens to be a werewolf , some angry werewolves and vampires…oh, and the worst vile bane of civilized existence…reporters!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,345 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/2/2013 - Published: 4/28/2013
Real Vampires Don't Sparkle - from the Files of the ZOMG reviews
This is a continuation of "Love you Long Time" – the further adventures of Joe Laub and his wife Meredith. In this case, the ZOMG agents must deal with trans-dimensional abduction, flying monkeys, vampires, mummies and a Holy (or unholy) Ghost (of sorts).
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,630 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/27/2013 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Complete
Love you long time - from the files of the ZOMG reviews
Dr Joeseph Laub has a PhD in Particle Physics. He discovers a long-buried secret - communication across a dimensional barrier. Sixty years ago, a Top Secret Government project found a way to establish a stable wormhole and communicate with beings on another planet. He recreates the experiment - but the being he communicates with? - is not at all what he expected
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,863 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/1/2013 - Published: 2/26/2013
Learning Experience reviews
I've always hated that meme that "Aliens always abduct drunken slack-jaw yokels in the middle in nowhere, people with the IQ of warm sand, who have never read a Science Fiction Book in their life, and have never fought anything more than a school yard fight" So what, I ruminated, if the aliens came to Earth, and abducted a group of guys, say, Rednecks with a grasp of Science?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 64,680 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 2/15/2013 - Published: 11/18/2012
Go Ask Alice Part Three of Reboot reviews
At one point or another, everyone has wished, "Gee, I wish I could go back and do it over, knowing what I know now." Steve Stewart has that chance. He went from being an old man in 2012 America - to being a child in 1963 Japan. It is now 1966, and Steve is making his way through a world he barely remembers.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 38,925 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/30/2012 - Published: 8/25/2012
When The Going Gets Weird Part Two of Reboot reviews
A Sequel to "Reboot" - Did you ever wish you could go back to "then", knowing what you know now? Steven Stewart gets his wish - he is in 1965, with his knowledge of being 55 years old in 2012. Can he change the world to a better path? Should he even try? Or will his efforts make a bad situation even worse?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,611 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 7/28/2012 - Complete
Management Problem reviews
this story is a one shot, and it is a tribute to my Mother. The Doctors gave her two years to live, about twenty years before she died. She hung and when people asked how she manged to beat the odds she said, "Heaven doesn't want me, and the Devil is Afraid I'll take over." and so I got to thinking...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 676 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Complete
Reboot reviews
OK, everybody has had the thought, "I wish I could go back to THEN, Knowing what I know now" - but they usually want to be a teen again, or a young adult. But what if you're 55, and suddenly you're in a six year old body?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 60,109 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/27/2012 - Published: 2/25/2012 - Complete
A Soldier of Time The Alamo reviews
Gidney and Cloyd, the Alien Space Bats, have decided to make things interesting by testing the "One Important Man" theory of History. To that end, they will take one human warrior of our world, and let him roam the timelines, to change the time line as he sees fit…and then, see how much of a difference his changes make. First Stop - the Alamo...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,476 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/2/2012 - Published: 7/1/2012
Tales of the Strange: AF OSI Agent
Special Agent Jed Crockett works for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Along the way, he has seen some strange things. Some VERY strange things.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,223 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/1/2012 - Published: 6/19/2012
Jem, Miri and Kat
In the cold, blasted ruins of a city, a teenage boy, a little girl, and their cat struggle to survive.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 522 - Published: 5/17/2012
July 4, 2211 reviews
"The more thing change, the more they stay the same." Submitted for your consideration - a look at the Fourth of July in Small Town America, two centuries from now. One shot but Comments appreciated.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,481 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/17/2012 - Complete
Duck and Cover Don't turn your Back on the Wolf
An Alternate Universe - where ABLE ARCHER and Operation RYAN led to Global Thermonuclear War in the winter of 1984...and the survivors must dig themselves out of the ruins and begin again.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,216 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/13/2012
Option Zero reviews
An Alternate History - where - after 9/11 - a bioterrorist attack follows, striking down the Great Satan...but there are some unexpected consequences of the HellPox plague...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,940 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/19/2012
Global Reach reviews
A Stand Alone alternate Universe Tale, set in the world of Option Zero - Am ambush is sprung on the plains of Afghanistan...but is does this story end the way you thought it would?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,372 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/19/2012
Don't Mean Nothing reviews
An old Viet Nam Veteran with Flashbacks to a time he has been trying to forget for forty years...and a Grad Student, looking for answers about her past. Rated T for some graphic scenes and violence - and I'll move it up if you think it needs to be.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,371 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Complete
El Presidente reviews
Set in the Universe of "The Fox and the Eagles" -it is 1956, and Europe is under the Nazi Boot, but the two United States - the United States of America,and the United States of Mexico, have had just about enough of the Master Race as they can stand.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Western - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,488 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/12/2012
The Fox and The Eagles reviews
The Men of India Company, 101st Airborne, are on a C-17, bound for Libya on a Peacekeeping Mission to help the Transitional Government. Their course take them through the Bermuda Triangle, and they wind up going - somewhere and someWHEN, else.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Western - Chapters: 11 - Words: 45,400 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/11/2012
God is an Iron Old Joe
A biological project gone wrong - E. Coli Lipidov - results in an Apocalypse - but some people cannot stop the struggle to preserve and protect...Science Fiction - Horror...with a fair amount of Science
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,463 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 2/24/2012
Vignettes from the Crosstime Bar President Al reviews
In the world of Alternate History, if it COULD Happen, it DID happen, somewhere. Presented, for your consideration, is this picture of a world where young Alphonse Capone, Jr, has his life take a decidedly different turn.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,635 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/24/2012 - Complete
If It's flat reviews
Sam Hermano is putting his life back together - but life is never simple, and working for the CIA just makes it worse...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,176 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/21/2012
I will return reviews
Major Sam Hermano just wants to go home on leave. He foils a hijacking, but dies in the process. He manages to return from the dead - but in the body of a man he killed - and they have to share this body. Life can get really complicated after you're dead.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,566 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Complete
On Line Predator reviews
The trouble with being a Predator is that, sometimes, you need to make sure you're not the Prey
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,584 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Complete
Out of Nowhere reviews
What if there was suddenly an attack on earth - but no follow up?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,020 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Complete