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Joined 08-22-12, id: 866346, Profile Updated: 01-20-14
Author has written 8 stories for Fantasy, and Essay.

If you come to this page, please, please—for the love of calculus—read my stories! If you're truly as awesome as I think you are, you'll also post a review of what you read—and that'll make me the happiest guy on the face of this, or any other world! More importantly, if I've reviewed you, then I expect you to review me—otherwise, I'll just keep on reviewing your work until the tide of guilt overwhelms you.

Also, feel free to PM me about pretty much anything: I love (and need) the company, and I get kind of lonely from time to time...

Also, also—I expect you to reply to the reviews I give you. I. Want. To. Chit-Chat. With. You.


Name:
You may call me CV, Alexander, Nicholas, or James (or any variation of those names, except "VC", "Jim", "Nicky-Loo", "Al", and "Xander")—none of which are my actual name, and, the last of which ("Xander") is the name of a particularly nasty, minor character of mine. ] You may also call me Vulpix (as in the Pokémon); it's my nickname over at the Review Game in the General Forums. However, this may cause some slight confusion, seeing as—Pokémon-wise—I'm currently a level 21 Charmeleon. (Go figure... XD). If you happen to know my real name or nickname, you may call me by either of them, although, I prefer to be called by my real nickname rather than my real name—my real name is kinda formal, you see. Anywho, continuing: do not call me Robert (or any variation thereof), nor Murray, nor VC—I will passionately ignore you for as long as you insist on doing so. Nor, for that matter, are you allowed to call me by any of the names of any of my characters—although I will appreciate the fact that that would imply you've read—or, better yet, are a fan of—my work.


People tend to fall into one of two, mutually-exclusive categories. A) They think I'm the best darned thing since sliced bread. B) They think I'm [INSERT FIGURE OF ULTIMATE EVIL HERE]-incarnate. It's always been that way. I've never understood why. I just hope that, whoever you are, you're in Category A. I've always felt a nauseating mix of shame and regret, knowing that Category B isn't empty...


Age:

21 (for now). 21 is the smallest number that can be expressed in five different ways as the sum of three primes. Cool, huh?

Sex Chromosome Karyotype:
XY (e.g., I'm a guy). Apparently, that puts me in a minority on this site—or, so I've heard.

Location:
Somewhere in Southern California (40% of the time); Inside my own imagination/thoughts (35% of the time); Inside other people's imaginations/thoughts (20% of the time), with a 50-50 split between the imaginations/thoughts of people who are alive, and those who are dead; Real-World Places other than Southern California (5% of the time).

Location while on Fiction-Press: Either reading, reviewing, or chatting via PM, or at The Review Game; or at my forum The Madhouse.Go visit either if you want good reviews, good company (including, but not limited to, yours truly ;D), or the RG's "Review Marathon" (TM).

Hobbies/Interests:
Thinking, Learning, Dreaming, Writing, Reading, Mathematics, Music, Science, History, the Arts, Video Games, Talking, Watching Cartoons, Movies, General Craziness, Cooking, Flights of Fancy, More Talking, Being Helpful, Writing Lists of My Hobbies/Interests, &c., &c.

Current Profile Avatar: I think it's pretty self-explanatory. :3

Favorite Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Wind Waker's grotesque, misshapen burlesque of proper video game graphics can go suck on a bottle of fluoroantimonic acid. (WARNING: Do not, under anycircumstances get anywhere NEAR fluoroantimonic acid!)

Random Fact of the Month: Scientists have made the first-ever quantitative observations of the (awesome) electrical phenomenon known as "ball lightning"!

Things I Don't/Can't Understand The rules of grammar; "Bronies" (the "My Little Pony" fandom); why people drink alcohol (it's yeast shit, and it burns going down!); modern "art" and modernism (go to hell!); the 1980s; sports riots; why jobs such as teaching, fire-fighting, or engineering pay so little, yet jobs like acting, or professional athletics pay so damn much; contemporary free-verse "poetry"; religiously-motivated acts of intolerance (why?); twerking and other similarly viral pop-cultural phenomena; Fox News; male pregnancy in fiction (once again: why!?); how some people can write so much so quickly; the Vietnam War (seriously: WTF was that all about?); literary minimalism; why you'd ever call a child "illegitimate"; why fantasists continue to whore themselves out to Tolkien's methodological approach to fantasy; why people enjoy being selfish, etc.


I apologize. I have my biases—irritable little buttons that are far too easily pressed. You'll know whenever you stumble across one of them, trust me. I apologize. Likewise, I have my soft spots—things that I'll almost always start gushing over. I apologize.

I'm weird, and somewhat crazy.

I apologize.

Apologies make the world go round.


Featured Author: This guy: "Hashmalum". He writes non-sterotypical fantasy, and is recovering from a lot of things, including—but by no means limited to—a youthful infatuation with Dungeons and Dragons (Blech! xP). While you're busy reading and reviewing his stuff (AND YOU SHOULD! *glares*), I would appreciate if you nagged him to post his writing on FictionPress and to keep it here; literature on deviantART is but a sideshow attraction—a diversion from the main course. You can also tell him to favorite my main project here on FP, because he should've done it ages ago. Continuing, our featured author enjoys sarcasm, doing things that pester me, planning future tortures for his main character (a spirited centaur filly), and not posting his stuff on FictionPress. Seriously: nag him about it.

Reviewing "Policy": While roving through the electronic pages of this website, I will sometimes review what I feel like reviewing. Will gladly review works on request (Prose Only)—but, not if I get too many requests; I have lots of other things to do, including, but not limited to, figuring out what to do with myself, writing (for School and for my Soul), saving the world, brushing my teeth—you know, the usual stuff. I will give priority treatment to people whose stories have not been reviewed. Also—ahem!—I like to think that the people I review would have the courtesy to return the favor to me... Also, please stop by the General Forum "The Review Game"; it's good for your soul. And, not stopping by The Review Game, well... that's bad for your soul. It's been scientifically verified. Really.

Also: I consider it to offensive if you don't reply to a substantial review with a PM. A line or two doesn't really count, but, if someone spends the time to write a paragraph to you, you should give them the same courtesy. This works both ways: you review me, I reply to your review; I review you, you reply to my review. It's how we engage one another, and learn and grow as writers


I write my reviews with a pen dipped in acid. I don't hold anything back; I'll parade hurrahs at things that please me and gun down things that displease me. But, most importantly, I give suggestions. Many people feel put off, or even offended by my reviews. But let me be clear: I only say what I say in a review because I honestly want the story and its author(s) to be the very best that they can be. I choose to give your writing the same level of passion and depth of concern that I give my own; I do this in the hopes that you will do the same for my writing. Besides: If I really don't like something, I can't get myself to read it. So, if I keep reading and reviewing, then—obviously—I like what I'm seeing.


A Motto For My Opinions About Writing:
"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." (Percy B. Shelley, A Defence of Poetry)

My Own Writing:
Fantasy (albeit with the logos of Realism and Science Fiction); for some people, though, it'll read like Sci-Fi, regardless. I write novels and short stories; they're almost always set in my paracosm, Aurhìm (Copyright 1992).

Since my early tweens, I've been working on a huge, 6-or-7-book-long series set in Aurhìm called The Dahrian Chronicles (Copyright 1992). In a way, it's sort of my life's work—in that, I'll probably be spending most of my life working on it—at least 20 more years—and not just because of all the complexity and the world-building, but because of the depth of the themes that I'm writing about—the "big" questions that I'm trying to answer. These include, but are not limited to: the meaning of life, the "problem of evil" (a.k.a. Theodicy), the existence/non-existence of an absolute morality, what it means to be "human," the inherent moral character of human beings, and how all of this relates to the well-known facts of human nature and human evils. And, even more miraculously, I'm going to tackle these issues without taking the easy way out—that is to say, without becoming a parrot for any particular religion, unlike certain famous fantasy authors—ahem *clears throat* Lewis and Tolkien, ahem *clears throat*. My writing is the vehicle for my arguments, ideas, beliefs, and insights—all of which I desperately need to share with the rest of my fellow human beings.

Also, many of my stories will have footnotes to one extent or another—especially those set in Aurhìm. They are me, the author, speaking to you, the reader—and, I apologize in advance if any of them come off as condescending; I don't mean to come off that way. Anyways, I love footnotes; in my opinion, they're one of the best things to happen to writing since the invention of the novel. In my works on FictionPress, footnotes are indicated by a number in [brackets] and can be found at the bottom of the page.


There are few things more disappointing then a short review. They can only give accolades or complaints; they don't get at the substance of the reader's experience of my writing; they don't give me ideas, inspirations, or new insights. It's one thing to get a short review from a stranger, however, it's quite another to get a short review from a friend. If I took the time to write up 500 or 1,000 words in response to one of your chapters, it's only fair that you give me the same courtesy. And don't give me that "I'm not good at reviewing things" excuse—that's balderdash. If you can complain about the things that made your day miserable, or talk about all the things you love about your favorite TV show, then you can surely do the same for someone else's writing. Writing a review only requires that you have an opinion. If you need an opinion, I have plenty to share.


(Current) Favorite Passage that I've Written:

"From his place far above, Reayx could look down and see the whole of the cloud-tops laid out beneath him—a prairie in the sky. The radiant beams of the setting sun bathed the clouds below in golden, autumnal hues, streaked with passion—violet and crimson. The sky, too, had been painted by the sun’s eastern brush; it had become a great canvas—framed in billowing wisps of the coming dusk, colored by the solemn pageantry of the day’s last light. Gorgeous."
(From The Dahrian Chronicles - Book I: The Song of the Wind)

(Partial) List of My Influences (People whose work and ideas I agree with, and incorporate into my life, my thoughts, and my art):

Arthur Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Samuel Clemens, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Ray Kurzweil, Pelagius, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvorák, Charles Dickens, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Roald Dahl, Kurt Vonnegut, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Anton Chekov, Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Sondheim, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Franklin Roosevelt, Ambrose Bierce, Walt Whitman, Douglas Adams, Percy Bysshe Shelly, Irving Berlin, Frederick William III, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Hans Christen Anderson, Oscar Hammerstein III, Issac Asimov, Jean Sibelius, Homer, Alexander Pushkin, Richard Rogers, George MacDonald, Ovid, Giuseppe Mazzini, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, and so on.

(Partial) List of My Anti-Influences (People whose work and/or ideas I oppose, and/or will attempt to one-up/counter in my life, my thoughts, and my art):

Friedrich Nietzsche, George Martin (he perpetuates the medievalist fantasy stereotype, among other sins) Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Ayn Rand, St. Augustine, Terry Goodkind (because I don't like Ayn Rand), Pablo Picasso, Christopher Paolini ("Eragon" series = Star-Wars, but with dragons), Clive Lewis (reading "Narnia" = going to Sunday School), Herbert Spencer, Evil Dictators (Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc.), John Tolkien (although "The Hobbit" is unbelievably awesome, "The Lord of the Rings" is unbelievably boring), John Caldwell Calhoun, Robert Jordan (he's even worse than G.R.R Martin!) Stephanie Meyer ('nough said), Marcel Duchamp, Joanne Rowling (though the "Harry Potter" series is set in an amazingly detailed and immensely entertaining fictional world, it is weighed down by a relatively banal—though, still exciting—plot), Filippo Marinetti, and so on.


For me, both as a reviewer, and as a person who receives reviews, I feel that the most helpful, useful, wonderful reviews are those that let show (in detail) how a reader perceives the writing, and that give the author ideas as to what to do with their story. You never know when that kind of stuff could come in handy. Some of my best inspirations and writing sprees have come in the wake of reviewers who have had the decency to speak their mind about what they've read. And talking in generalities doesn't cut it—you need to be specific. I know I am.


Feel free to send me a Private Message. As you may have already noticed, I love to talk (both with, and without other people), and, I have a lot of things to talk about.

Suggested Topics to Talk to me About:

• Reviews/Writing Advice: I'd like to think that I'm a devilishly thorough reader/reviewer—I'll be happy to take requests via PM. I'll try to follow them up as best as I can—I can be a bit of a procrastinator, and, unfortunately, I'm not really in control of my muse(s)—they come to me, not the other way around. My reviews are legendary and/or infamous for their length, and their depth. But mostly for their length. xD

• "The Dahrian Chronicles", Aurhìm (the world they all happens in), and any of the other stories that I've written: Hopefully, this'll be as entertaining for you as it will be useful for me in getting my ideas down on paper. Please, though, no idea-stealing (ask about Idea Generation if you desire suggestions).

• Idea Generation/Things to Get You Thinking: If this profile page hasn't made it clear already, there's a lot of stuff in my head just screaming to burst out into the real world. I've been known to fabricate entire plots in mere minutes. I've also been known to give fantasy authors the kind of breakthrough where they completely re-work their epic story, having finally realized how to make it work perfectly. Also, I'm virtually guaranteed to be as interested in your story-world as you are, if not more so.

(On a related note, if I go the extra mile to get interested and curious about your world and the details of your story, I expect you do to the same for me. It's only fair. And, trust me, I need the interaction.)

• Stories, History, Mathematics, the Meaning of Life, Science, Art, Critiquing the Hegemony of the Haute Bourgeoisie, Talking About the Kinds of Food that Make me Nauseous, etc.: You know, just your average talking points.


I'm not gonna lie: I'm INSANELY jealous of anyone and everyone who has written more than me and/or who can write faster and more frequently than me. It's not fair, damn it! Oh well... I just gotta keep trying. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Riiiight???


All work on my account—as well as the fictional contents/ideas/worlds contained within—are copyrighted by me under the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. So don't steal from me—okay?

Also—as a warning—if you do steal any of my ideas about Aurhìm or the Chronicles or any of my stories, then, in the words of the Harpy Librarian of Boréno (a.k.a. "The Mistress of the Books"):

"I weel find you: I weel come for you een dee night; I weel fly eento your house… and I weel... GET you! Ha Ha! Ha Ha!”
(From The Dahrian Chronicles - Book I: The Song of the Wind)

In other words, you'll make me very, very, very sad, and I'll think mean things about you, so that, when I'm an old professor—penniless because you made money off stealing my life's work—I can have something interesting to complain about to my grandchildren—if I ever have any, that is.

Thanks for listening/reading. You've just become an honorary member of the Marish Psychotherapy Squad (well... not really, but... oh, what the heck...).

Also, Bubbles says: "Meef!"

(All content Copyright 1992 - 2013; MCS)


Note: As of now-ish, my focus is to work on Aurhìm and the Chronicles—specifically, writing more for, and filling in the gaps in The Song of the Wind. My dragon-rider parody story, Shanghaied!, is not top-priority, but, I am not abandoning it.

Other note: I'm a mathematician and a historian, among other things. I'm also somewhat boogalah-boogalah. You have been warned. XD

Other other note: I'm getting close to the point where my stupid neck injury will be pretty much healed. Maybe then I can start writing again. say. Oh well, step by step, as they say.

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The Fantasy Rants by Arin i Asolde reviews
The main problem with fantasy today is that so few people know how to write it well. There are so many different components to such a complex and diverse genre. I have been writing a series of essays on fantasy writing for a few years. These essay are the rants, and some of them are quite vigorous. Read if you want to write real fantasy.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,302 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/12/2013 - Published: 9/30/2013
Daughter of Light by Deserthawk reviews
The Doctor spent his life creating the perfect machine, the machine that would bring about freedom, the Man Machine that would save the world. But his creation abandoned them at the most crucial moment. Years later, a girl sets out to find the city's missing hero. Along the way, she meets up with a resistance group known as The Protomen.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,601 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/1/2013 - Published: 5/22/2013
A Train Ride with a Princess by Tallulah of the Triplets reviews
"Choose a title, pick up a pen and start writing. Tell my story… know and remember that I'm real- because you created me." We are the gods of what we craft. Theme: Inspiration
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,782 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/27/2013 - Complete
Viridian: The Fall by Highway Unicorn reviews
Viridian, a world plentiful with different species and land masses, is invaded by an outside force. Now, under a new form of government and religion, thanks to said invaders, the citizens of Viridian must either conform or rebel. Aliens vs. Fantasy creatures. War, rebellion, religions, struggle, adventure, dragons, butt probing of dragons, and everything else!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,646 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/30/2013 - Published: 4/20/2013
Dragon Marked by Amy B. R. Mead reviews
(Askairrea) Riyin's dragon mark is a mystery, until the day she whispers, "Go to the Gate". Hunted at every turn, Riyin's dragon forces him to find her brethren and lead them there.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 32,949 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/20/2013 - Published: 1/4/2013
The McGillpatrick Legacy by kvm reviews
While in Ireland tracking down distant relatives, Molly stumbles onto an ancestry that is tightly woven into the land's folklore. But there is more to the lineage than sixty-three generations of lovers, heroes and survivors. There is a legacy that may thrust Molly into battle against an evil that dates back to the days of Celtic gods, faeries and druids.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 72,661 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/29/2013 - Published: 7/29/2012 - Complete
The Twisted Staircase by Deserthawk reviews
He wanted me to burn it, of course. "Everything I leave behind me—burn it, burn it all, goddammit!" I believe were his penultimate words...I could not honor his request, of course. Instead I have chosen to lie these works at your feet, dearest reader, to present them to you, if you will, in the hopes they may be of some—use—to you—in a purely artistic way, of course!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,839 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 2/13/2013 - Published: 1/30/2013
The Rabbit King by VelvetyCheerio reviews
"Our mother used to tell the most fantastic stories about a mysterious man called the Rabbit King..."
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,337 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/10/2013 - Published: 11/5/2012 - Complete
Goodbye, Blue Sky (GBS) by Deserthawk reviews
"Did you ever wonder why we have run for shelter? With the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a bright blue sky?"
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 27,894 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 10/14/2012
Skullduggery by windhover reviews
Short, 300 word drabbles centered around the Beauty and the Beast inspired happenings of a young dragon and his keep, an ailing girl.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,658 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 12/27/2012
Vespertine by this wild abyss reviews
I was eleven when my third husband died. The people thought I was cursed but they didn't understand. They didn't understand that I was more than a wife—more than a woman. The Goddess had chosen me. / SKoW Best Non-Romance Winner / Featured on Project Fiction
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,167 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 2/5/2012
Laury Silverstrings Outfiddles The Devil by Atiaran
A dark night. A lonely road. A mysterious stranger. And a fiddle contest for the ages.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,837 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/27/2012 - Complete
The Ascension of Ikeli the Transcendent by inwardtransience reviews
No one knew exactly what the Ibiryan were. They were radiant beings of power and light. They were impossibly competent in all forms of magick, even in some disciplines humans could not begin to imagine, and nearly immortal. For reasons unknown, some decide to inhabit mortals, creating the emyoorxa. This is the story of Ikeli, the first Kipuu Emyoorxa.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,122 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Complete
Silence on the Sea by DistanceMaster reviews
Slaven has lived his whole life on a small island out in the northern Atlantic Ocean with only a man named Sir and the animals of the surround sea for company. The lighthouse in which he lives has been considered abandoned for years. When a man named Silas arrives on the island, Slaven's entire existence comes into question as do the strange abilities he possesses.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,633 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/12/2012 - Published: 8/31/2012
Piorun's Curse by aprocne reviews
Magdalena was aimless with nothing to show for herself except a University degree, until a deathbed request from her grandmother completely changed her circumstances. In a new country, surrounded by strange people and even stranger changes to herself, will she accept her new reality or shun the person she was meant to be?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,866 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/4/2012 - Published: 8/11/2012
The Trials of Lady Irian by inwardtransience reviews
After a war a generation long, the peoples of Korom and Andale have exhausted themselves. The adepts of the Order of Korom and the Andalea Gor'nil strike a treaty of peace, with the hope that, at the insistence of these magic-users, the fighting could be brought to an end. But not all adepts are so complacent with peace.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,983 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/24/2012
The Baby Necromancer by Solomon Sia reviews
Epic-Fantasy. The World of the Deathly Powers. Raised by a zombie dragon, a child grows into the legacy left by his father amid a backdrop of war, devious allies and implacable foes. Magic, fantasy, adventure, and a journey into the heart of darkness.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 38 - Words: 100,510 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/24/2012 - Published: 2/7/2012 - Complete
Human Dragon by Trinity Dragon reviews
Coren knew he wasn't normal. He knew it from the time he was able to understand. But that didn't mean that he wanted leave his normal life. Unfortunately, change is the only constant in life. And when things start changing about Coren it gets pretty messy
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 46,099 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/25/2007 - Published: 2/8/2007 - Complete
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A Walk Through the Night reviews
(Aurhìm) 'Ello officer. You can call me Clodd. 'Ere's all you really need to know 'bout me: I'm a man, I like the night life, puny snats piss me off, and I fuckin' 'ate elves. I just do.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,344 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/23 - Complete
The Song of the Wind reviews
(Aurhìm) [Dahrian Chronicles, Vol 1] Three youths must recover a stolen artifact to stop the outbreak of a war between two rival nations. But soon, things spin wildly out of control, revealing secrets beyond their wildest dreams—or, their darkest nightmares. (Now with more zombies!) / Updated 10/6. Reviews will be returned.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 109,493 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/6/2013 - Published: 3/15/2013
The Oblivion Etudes reviews
(Aurhìm) Elves were made to die. / Updated 5/21
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Horror/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,765 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/21/2013 - Published: 3/7/2013
New Findings in Metazoan Morpho-Homotopies reviews
(Aurhìm) "New Findings in Metazoan Morpho-Homotopies, and their Subsequent Implications for Neo-Praixalian Field Theory," by Rosalinde Cordellan and Bubbles. Citadel College Research Syndicate, Ryrell Citadel, Ryrell, Republic of Drexel: AY 1826.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 922 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/20/2013
Shanghaied! reviews
You know the story: boy meets dragon, boy becomes dragon rider, boy and dragon save the world from evil. This, however, is not that story; not quite. In this story, the rider is a tyrant, and the dragon, well... he used to be 16-year-old human high-school student from San Francisco. He's been shanghaied, and he's not happy about it! / Reviews will be returned! / Updated: 1/15
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Parody - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,481 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 1/15/2013 - Published: 9/17/2012
Voices in a Tomb reviews
(Aurhìm) A lonely old man waits and wants, on this, the first day of Summer. My entry for the Review Game's January 2013 Writing Challenge Contest.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,820 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/2/2013 - Complete
The Good Doctor reviews
(Aurhìm) A struggling Landlein doctor enlists during a time of war to provide for his family. He hopes to avoid the conflict by serving on the Champion, a medical supply ship, instead of an ordinary warship. Too bad the captain has something else in mind...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 696 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/26/2012
In the Brightness of the Sunrise reviews
(Aurhìm) A treaty between the States of Gaddeon and the Dahrian Republic has at last been signed; the reign of the Magi lords over the Gaddeonese peasants has ended. Bureaucrat Gridge MocYorrin is one of many officials tasked with helping the peasants adjust to their new lives. If only it was that easy! /Novellette - one more chapter to go. Please read and review.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,401 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/25/2012 - Published: 8/24/2012