Our Writer Trademarks:
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Awesome??: Yeah. Also,
- Serious Business and Up to Eleven: Duh.
- Nakama: And the two nakamas are friends with each other, to boot.
- The Verse: Greyson City is where both of them are set.
- Where The Frak Is Greyson?: Apparently somewhere where an oceanside beach, a desert, some ice-capped mountains and a climate where snowing is just as common as it being sweltering hot within the same week.
- Deadpan Snarker: Most of the protagonists are, though Brad from The List is a huge exception.
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Violets are blue
You think this might rhyme
But it ain't gonna
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- Revenge is a pretty consistent theme in anything I write, though to greater or lesser extents depending on the story. I've had some anger issues in the past, and looking back I realize writing about this sort of subject matter was a big help in mellowing me out.
- Obsession/addiction, often addressed in a metaphorical sense, or in relation to revenge elements.
- Verisimilitude. I like to play around with weird ideas and genre conventions a lot, but I can be extremely over-analytical, and it drives me to work out the details of any given setting until I'm convinced it's as "real" a world as I can make it, even if it involves such outlandish concepts as superheroes, giant robots, magical martial arts, or transhuman AI Gods.
- Grand Finale. I've never quite bought into the notion that "it's the journey, not the destination that counts." To me, a great story needs to build up to a big finish, at least insofar as such a thing is appropriate.
This post was thumped by the Eldritch Flyswatter of Horror
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Freshly sponged spatial vectors enable propelling through sensory implosion default.
- Loss or serious injury of limbs and occasionally eyes— in different stories, I have one hero who cuts off her own arm; one hero missing both arms (she has robotic implants); one character missing an arm and a leg; one character missing an eye who walks with a limp; one character with a crippling limp when he loses his powers.
- Bizarre love situations— for example, falling in love with the evil emperor's daughter; a psychopath falling in love with the hero; two people love each other, but he's in an arranged marriage and anyway he's the reincarnation of her father; he likes her, she's married, but her husband dies horribly; two frequent enemies eventually deciding they're in love; zombie romance.
- Really strong, capable female fighters paired up with less-fighty-more-thinky male characters— I have, gosh, four of these, two of which are Battle Couples.
- Epic battles in walled cities— three.
- Walking the Earth— I think I have two stories set exclusively in one place. I know I have at least eight where the heroes travel around their land.
- Blending of reality and fantasy.
- Including lots of different settings so as to have Scenery Porn.
- Playing around with ideas of gender - for example inverting traditional roles, characters who don't seem to fit the usual gender binary, that sort of thing.
- Getting introspective. I am an incorrigible navel-gazer.
- Creative ways of killing characters.
- Historical scenes that try to be accurate. I hate Politically Correct History and that kinda stuff.
- And, for that mandatory Author Appeal, Buxom Is Better. Also some other Fetish Fuel that doesn't appeal to me personally, but is there for the benefit of potential readers.
- Action Girl
- Badass: And by Badass, I mean a complete and utter aversion of The Cape and all related tropes. Badasses don't let their enemies get back up, and the villain deserves to die anyway.
- World of Badass: I don't just mean that one character in each work is a Badass. Almost all of them are.
- Black and Gray Morality: See above.
- Character Overlap: The Moorcock Effect is in full, um... effect.
- The Combat Pragmatist: Again, see above. A dead enemy is an enemy you're not going to have to fight again.
- Ethical Slut
- Fetish Fuel: Usually a mix of stuff I'm actually into and stuff that would Squick me out in Real Life but I know my readers might like.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Most of my female characters are bi, and a few of the ones who aren't bi don't fancy men at all.
- Gorn: Cruel and Unusual Death is the only way to go.
- High Octane Nightmare Fuel: Unavoidable with all the Gorn and Squick involved. Plus, one of the main genres I write in is Horror.
- Holy Shit Quotient: I try for an off the charts value.
- Parabombing: I do it enough to where it can be considered a Signature Style, but hopefully not enough to be annoying.
- Rated M for Manly
- Refuge in Audacity: My written works don't just Cross The Line Twice, they cross it at least five or six times and then cover it with so much blood and breast milk you forget where it was.
- Speculative Fiction: I almost always write sci-fi, fantasy, horror or some combination thereof. I have plans for one mystery novel that has no fantastic elements in and of itself but has Character Overlap with a fantasy series, and plans for one series of Porn stories that have only one fantastic element and take place entirely in the mundane world. Other than that, though, magic is real, aliens exist and an Eldritch Abomination is probably going to try to have sex with you at some point.
- Squick: Between the death scenes, which are quite capable of inducing this reaction in fans in and of themselves, and some of the really, really weird sex that takes place, I recommend you don't read my work if you don't have a strong stomach.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.