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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Posted by TNTOS , Nov 30 2010 · 22 views
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My oldest brother bought "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" a few days ago and - because you can use Gamecube controllers with it - my brothers and I have been playing it non-stop since.

So what do I think about the game overall?

The best Smash Bros. game yet. Possibly one of the best video games ever, IMO.

I mean, it's just about perfect to me. Lots of different stages, characters, items, and attacks. I even like the Final Smashes and Subspace Emissary, both of which I thought were going to be unnecessary gimicks that would make the game a lot less enjoyable. There are also a lot of references to both the first game and Melee, which is great. I only have a few very, very minor criticisms with it, but they're so unimportant I won't even bother to list them here.

I like it a lot and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a good fighting game for the Wii. It is simply awesome.

-TNTOS-



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Na No Wri Mo: Finished And Over With

Posted by TNTOS , Nov 25 2010 · 57 views
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That's right, folks. I reached the 50,000 word minimum for my NaNoWriMo novel, BIONICLE: The Legend Reloaded. However, the story itself is not yet finished, although it is extremely close to the end.

So yay and stuff. My third year of NaNo is a success. To celebrate, I shall go to sleep soon tongue.gif .

-TNTOS-



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Dimension Hoppers Preview

Posted by TNTOS , Nov 24 2010 · 21 views
General Fanfic
As I promised, here is the preview for my upcoming epic, Dimension Hoppers, coming early 2011. It is the first four paragraphs of the prologue, so it isn't much. However, I believe it is enough to get people excited for DiH.

So, without further ado, here is the long awaited preview for Dimension Hoppers (from Isarot's point of view):



I awoke dazed and confused, wondering what had disturbed my slumber. Looking around the room for the disturbance, I could tell that it was around midnight even in my sleepy state. The window on the wall opposite me showed a dark sky lit only by the stars, shining light into my room. I could see my tomahawk, mounted on the wall where I had left it a few hours ago; my stone chest, set right underneath my weapon, where I kept a few of my personal belongings. A small light stone sat atop the chest, although it was off at the moment, since I preferred it to be as dark as possible when I am asleep.

Shaking my head, I did not notice anything out of the ordinary until my advanced hearing picked up foreign sounds coming from somewhere deep in the temple. Being a Tagiki, my hearing abilities were considerably better than that of, say, a Toa’s, which I always used to my advantage.

Despite this, I still had a bit of trouble waking up completely and getting out of bed. My mind was still tired, but I forced myself to be alert and ready. The noises I heard did not sound like Kiriah or one of the other Toa training at this ungodly hour or anything else familiar or that I was used to. Instead, it sounded like there were explosions, metal tearing through stone, and other little clues that told me one thing:

There was a thief in the temple. And I had to stop him.

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Again, this isn't much, but I don't want to post too much, since the epic itself still needs to go through the editing process. Hopefully this will generate a lot of interest smile.gif .

-TNTOS-



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Uh Oh

Posted by TNTOS , Nov 18 2010 · 14 views
General Fanfic
The main plot for my NaNonovel, BIONICLE: The Legend Reloaded, technically ended about 4,000 words ago, 20,000 words short of 50,000.

So what have I been doing to stretch it out to 50k all of this time?

Threw in ninjas, of course. Sheet and goat ninjas, that is.

Thus far it is has worked about as well as everything else has, although I fear even sheep and goat ninjas may not be enough to stretch this baby out to 50k. We'll just have to wait and see.

-TNTOS-



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What Could Have Been: An Unlikely Alliance

Posted by TNTOS , Nov 16 2010 · 22 views
Shika Trilogy
As I said a couple of entries earlier, here is a list of old ideas that were present in previous drafts of AUA but never made it into the final story. There is also some information here that is technically canon but never made it into the story due to my own forgetfulness tongue.gif .

WARNING: There are MAJOR spoilers for An Unlikely Alliance here. If you have not read that epic yet, then I suggest that you do not read this. Or, first read AUA and then read this. Whatever you do, DON'T read this blog entry if you haven't read AUA, unless you like to have the biggest plot points of a story totally spoiled for you.












So anyway, here we go:

-The idea of dealing with the shadowed entity the Toa Shika faced in the first chapter was actually added very late in the writing of the epic. The first two drafts didn’t feature the shadowed entity, until I remembered he was still there and thus brought him back for the first chapter, just to deal with that particular loose end

-Originally, there was no connection between Toa Oggakia and the Tuikas. The first explanation offered for the Tuikas – that they were Brotherhood of Makuta creations captured and hidden under Shika Nui by the Order of Mata Nui – was in fact going to be the final, definitely true explanation. There was going to be no Dividing or Oggak supposed to be a Sacrifice or any of that, but I added it in due to the fact that it made the epic all the more interesting in my opinion

-There was also originally going to be a prologue that was essentially an info-dump, recounting the events of the last two epics. I dumped this when I realized it was a really boring and uninteresting way to start the last book in the series

-Ramoth the Fryke was supposed to be an explanation for the dead dragon the Toa Shika found when exploring the underground tunnels of Shika Nui back in The Tales of Shika Nui. The idea was that Ramoth belonged to the same species as the dead dragon and that dead dragon had been placed in the tunnels to make sure no one woke the Tuikas before their time came. The dead dragon probably died in the Great Cataclysm, as the Toa Shika were the first visitors of that cave in 100,000 years. Didn’t really work out, though, since I couldn’t fit this explanation anywhere into the story

-In the first and second drafts, Toa Barilo survived being possessed by Makuta Hajax. With aid from Toa Oggak Barilo would have defeated Hajax on his own and reclaimed his body. This I scrapped because the direction of the third draft made it clear Barilo was not going to survive

-Also, Nastan died differently in previous drafts. In draft one, he was stabbed in the head by the Tuikas Skik, in draft two he was not killed, and in the final draft Hajax killed him. No particular reason for either of his deaths; that was simply how the story went

-In reaction to Nastan’s first death, Toa Akuna would have effectively gone nova, killing Skik and forcing the rest of the Tuikas to retreat. I kept that part out of the story because Akuna does not seem like the Toa who would go nova due to loss of emotional control, even if it was because her boyfriend was murdered before her eyes

-Also, Barilo and Akuna would have gotten together at the end of the first draft. I threw this idea out because, although I felt Barilo and Akuna might have had some feelings for each other, it would be extremely weird if Akuna forgot about Nastan and got together with Barilo all of a sudden. Plus the scene where they become a couple was pretty poorly written in the first place, giving me a bigger incentive to throw it out

-When I first decided to give the Tuikas a back story tied to the Great Beings, I put in a flashback featuring Angonce and another, unnamed Great Being were discussing the Tuikas, the Mata Nui robot, and Oggak. This never made it in due to the confusing way in which I first put the flashback, which consisted of Hajax using his telepathy powers to access the oldest memories of the Tuikas Arija, which upon retrospect I realized didn’t make much sense

-Toa Oggak’s Kanohi was, curiously enough, never mentioned even once in the final draft, despite the large role it played in the climax of the last two drafts. Her Kanohi mask was the Mask of Dreams, which allowed the user to force a being into a sleep and give them dreams or allow the user to delve into the dreams of an already sleeping person. This is still canon, despite never being mentioned or used within the story itself

-The Mask of Dreams would have been used by Oggak to delve into Makuta Hajax’s mind to try to route him out and give Barilo dominion over his body again. This would have resulted in a battle between wills, which would have ended in Barilo realizing he was stronger than Hajax and defeating the Makuta with that knowledge

-The Dark Hunter Raider was added halfway in the final draft in order to stir things up a bit, despite never appearing in earlier drafts

-Kavi and Ramoth were also new additions to the third draft, although Ramoth himself would have appeared at some point, I am sure

-Toa Addis, like Nastan, experienced different deaths in different drafts. In draft one he was one of the few Toa Shika who survived, while in draft two he would have gotten sliced in half by Makuta Hajax, who would have been in possession of Barilo’s body at the time. His final death fit the story the best, so I used that one

-A bit of trivia: The only members of the Toa Shika who were never killed in any of the drafts are Toa Chimoy and Toa Akuna, who coincidentally ended up being the only members who survived by the end of the final draft of AUA

-An Unlikely Alliance was originally going to be called Fear. Part of this is still found in the name of the Tuikas, which means ‘fear’ in Matoran. It was supposed to be a horror-based story rather than one about secrets and loyalty, as the story turned out. Since the story never ended up being particularly horrifying in even the earliest drafts, I decided to change the name at the suggestion of my older brother

-There were originally going to be three Dark Hunter survivors acting as guards of Koro Nui. Besides Kigin and Death, Byki was going to be another one of the Hunters, but I cut him from the third draft because I felt he was too unnecessary and added nothing to the plot. Byki was also going to be shown to be something of a gentle giant and would have befriended the villagers Ferha and Dusa

-Reesha, the Chronicler of Shika Nui, was originally going to be more like the character Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. However, she did not get much development in the third draft, so she ended up acting differently than she did in previous drafts. Reesha was also going to be a Le-Matoran rather than a Ce-Matoran

-Koro Nui was originally not going to be the Dark Hunters’ fortress. Instead, it would have been a normal Matoran village with high, thick walls surrounding the huts. The fortress was going to be in ruins and visited only once during the whole story

-Also, Jokao and Oggak saved the Toa Shika from the Tuikas in the previous two drafts, rather than from the shadowed entity. The reason for this change is because of the alteration of the location of Koro Nui, but I think it worked better that way IMO

-Some of the Tuikas’ names changed, too. For example, Arija was going to be called “Omkil”

-No one seemed to notice, but a lot of the Tuikas’ names were very different from the norm (Skik is a prime example). The point is I tried to make those names as different as possible from normal BIONICLE names to emphasize the differentness of the Tuikas

-The epilogue was going to end differently. Originally, Raider would have heard a voice laughing in his head, but dismiss it as his imagination. In reality, it would have been Makuta Hajax, who had once again split his soul and placed it inside Raider’s mind so he could take it over. Dropped this idea because I felt Hajax had already had a good run in The Tales of Shika Nui and An Unlikely Alliance and bringing him back one more time would just be repetitive, especially since everyone else is still dead

-Addis getting a new mask before his death was not planned, either. Nor did I consider it symbolic that he died shortly after getting the Mask of Reanimation, although I suppose that is an interesting way to look at it

-The Po-Matoran doctor Telka played a bigger role in earlier drafts. In fact, I believe that in one draft he actually accompanied the Toa Shika to their final showdown with the Tuikas. His character would have been an eccentric doctor who did not seem to understand what the term ‘personal space’ means

-Ferha and Dusa would have been somewhat more important, too. Dusa was supposed to get killed when the Tuikas first attacked and be buried by Dusa and Ferha around the same time as Addis’ burial. I forgot to add Dusa died in third draft, but since I technically didn’t write it I don’t consider it canon. That’s good, because I do have some possible future ideas involving Dusa and Ferha.

Ferha’s importance was much larger in earlier drafts. In draft two, she joined the Toa Shika and Dark Hunters to their final showdown with the Tuikas, where she would have been unfortunately killed in battle by Hajax

-The Matoran in general were supposed to play a larger role than they ended up doing. However, I may end up writing a future story starring some of the Matoran who appeared in AUA, but we’ll see about that, since Dimension Hoppers will probably be my last full-length BIONICLE epic in the foreseeable future

-Also, the final battle in the climax took place in the ruins of Kra-Koro during the first two drafts, rather than in Ironos as it ended up being

-Akuna would have been kidnapped by Icetraz and then kidnapped by the Tuikas, who were going to use her rather than Oggak as the Sacrifice. This would have prompted the rest of the Toa Shika and Dark Hunters to head for the Tuikas’ main base in Kra-Koro. Left this out because only Oggak can be used as the Sacrifice, not just any old Toa and the Tuikas of all people would know that

-Icetraz’s death was different from the final draft. Originally he would have been pushed off a cliff by one of the Tuikas and fall to his death, whereas in the final draft he was killed by Raider

-Also, the Tuikas would have gotten much closer to activating the Dividing than they did in the final draft. In fact, in the second draft Zoil had been only one step away from sacrificing Akuna before Barilo/Hajax appeared and stopped him

-All of the Tuikas’ deaths changed between drafts, but I can’t remember any in particular besides Skik’s original death

-Death would have explained his origin and reasons for joining the Dark Hunters to Akuna at some point, but I cut this out of the final draft because it was just too much unnecessary info-dumping. Thus, Death only reveals bits and pieces of his past through dialogue and I am contemplating whether to write a short story explaining his past or perhaps somehow work it into Dimension Hoppers, if possible

-When I first began writing the Shika Trilogy, I had very different ideas for how the entire trilogy would have turned out. In the original, pre-writing phase I had not come up with the Shodios or Tuikas, for one, nor did I ever conceive of Oggak or other characters like her until the actual writing process.

An Unlikely Alliance, for example, would have built on the original plot for Tapestry of Evil, which was originally going to feature two Were-Toa (yes, like werewolves) that would have tried to join the Toa Shika but had secret plans of their own for Shika Nui.

In the original AUA, the island of Shika Nui would have been environmentally ruined by the battle between the Toa Shika and Were-Toa of the last epic. So the Toa Shika would have gathered up all of the Matoran of Shika Nui and headed south in search of a new island to call home. Unknown to them, however, they were being followed by generals of the Brotherhood of Makuta, who sought to use the Matoran of Shika Nui for their own plans. (This version of the story was never actually written, BTW.)

Not sure how that would have turned out, but as anyone who has read even the first few chapters of AUA can attest, few if any of the ideas presented in the above paragraph actually made it into the final draft.

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This list isn't necessarily complete, but it does contains the majority of major unused or scrapped ideas featured in previous drafts. Some of the unused ideas were cool, I guess, or could have been cool, but to be honest I am happier with how the final draft turned out than the last two drafts.

Next week will be a preview of Dimension Hoppers, so see you then!

-TNTOS-






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BZP Name: TNTOS (short for Toa Nuhrii: Toa of Sugar)
Real Name: Tim
Gender: Male
Country: United States of America
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Bionicle Epics

The Tales of Shika Nui (NOTE: Links to Shika Trilogy Omnibus edition)
Status: Complete
Rating: PG
Chapters: 16
Summary: When six Matoran thieves are transformed into new Toa heroes and are forced into combat with the Dark Hunters that rule Shika Nui, will they prevail? Find out in the first chapter of the Shika Trilogy of BIONICLE epics!


Tapestry of Evil (NOTE: Links to Shika Trilogy Omnibus edition)
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 23
Summary: After the events of the last epic, the Toa Shika find themselves in Wyoko, a land of shadow. Here they discover the ancient Kra-Matoran tribe and their six Toa, known as the Shodios, are attempting to leave their prison and renew their conquest of the universe as they did 100,000 years ago. Will the Toa Shika be able to defeat them, and if so, at what price? Find out in the second chapter of the Shika Trilogy!


An Unlikely Alliance (NOTE: Links to Shika Trilogy Omnibus edition)
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 30
Summary: In An Unlikely Allinace, the third and final chapter of the Shika Trilogy, the Toa Shika return to Shika Nui to find it has changed much since their adventures in Wyoko, and in more ways than one. Forced to ally with new friends and old enemies alike to stop an evil greater than any they have face thus far, the Toa Shika are about to prove themselves as true Toa and as true heroes. But will they learn to work with their new, rather unlikely allies or will their disunity allow the might of the mysterious Tuikas monsters to crush them?


Dimension Hoppers
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 20
Summary: When a valuable treasure is stolen from the island of Tanjo Nui, its two guaridans discover that the thief is a dimension hopper. In order to chase the thief and retrieve the Time Stone, Isarot and Toa Kiriah use a Kanohi Olmak to hop dimensions to go after the thief. Will they succeed? And if they do, will their dimension hopping give them the wisdom they need to understand the Time Stone's true purpose?


Dimension Hoppers: The Other Tale
Status: Complete
Rating: PG
Chapters: 10
Summary: Taking place during the events of Dimension Hoppers, Toa Nasis and Toa Ahova investigate the possibility of Dark Hunter involvement in the recent theft of the Time Stone. The Shadowed One soon learns of the Time Stone's theft and sends the Dark Hunter Raider to steal it. What will happen when the Toa clash with the Dark Hunter?


The Ghost King's Tragedy
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 10
Summary: Toa Akuna, Toa Kiriah, Toa Oggakia, and Toa Ahova have been gathered by a mysterious being known as the Master of Mist for a special mission. They will go to the island World's End to seek the secret to defeating Makuta Teridax, but will they achieve this mission or will the Ghost King's might destroy the four heroes?

Dawn of the New Century
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 29
Summary: Fifty-thousand years after the death of Makuta Teridax, a messiah-like figure named Masqouth appears seemingly out of nowhere in Zisar, the capital of New Zakaz, promising freedom and prosperity to the enslaved Skakdi people. He backs up his claims by miraculously healing wounded or sick Skakdi, all the while hiding his true intentions for these people.

At the same time, a Skakdi named Kafor is kidnapped by two Dark Hunters, one a Skrall codenamed Night and the other a Vortixx codenamed Heavyweight. Kafor knows the fate that awaits her at the foot of the Shadowed One's throne, but cannot escape her kidnappers no matter how hard she tries.

In the city of New Atero, detective Toa Niham investigates two similar kidnappings while trying to balance her precarious love life with the famous Glatorian Rubella the Red Star. Little does she knew just how intimately related these two kidnappings are, nor the hidden secrets they will lead her to uncover.

Meanwhile, Toa Kiriah, veteran guardian of the Time Stone, is summoned by the Almighty Ones in order to help them deal with a new threat. But an unexpected attack forces Kiriah to change her plans and work with people whom she never though she would find herself working with.

The lives of these people are destined to intertwine in ways none expect. And when they collide, they -- and their world -- will be changed forever.

In the End
Status: In progress
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 13
Summary: In this sequel to Dawn of the New Century, the Dawn Duology comes to its thrilling conclusion as the conflict between the Almighty Ones and King Atuje finally comes to a head with Atuje's acquisition of a new physical body. With his new body, Atuje goes to finish the Almighty Ones once and for all, as well as anyone who allies with them.

Night, Kiriah, and Jetrupi attempt to stop him, but Atuje banishes them to a universe none of them have ever been to before. Even worse, they must survive a dangerous maze created by a mad female Skrall who names herself after a trickster goddess, a maze so dangerous that only few have ever came out of it alive.

Meanwhile, Rubella the Red Star, a famous Glatorian fighter, enlists the help of the mysterious Toa Cina to rescue her girlfriend, Niham, from the clutches of Masqouth and the Echoes. Though Cina is friendly and helpful, she seems to be hiding something from Ruby, but Ruby may not find out what it is until it's too late.

As for Masqouth, he currently believes that all is well and that he will be reunited with his parents shortly. Yet doubt begins to creep in his mind as to the trustworthiness of Atuje, forcing him to decide who he is really loyal to.

In the end, all of these threads will come together for the grand finale. When they do, there is no telling who will live and who will die.

(Author's note: This is the FINAL epic in the Shikaverse.)

The Glatorian Chronicles

What is the Glatorian Chronicles?

The Glatorian Chronicles is a series of BIONICLE fanfiction short stories that star each of the twelve Glatorian characters released as sets in 2009. Each story is independent of the others and can be read by itself with little-to-no confusion on the reader's part. All of them are written in first person.

Glatorian Chronicles #1: Gresh's First Match
Summary: Gresh is one of the youngest known Glatorian. But how did he first become a Glatorian? What made him want to become one, anyway? Find out in the first in the series of Short Stories called the Glatorian Chronicles! (Author's note: GFM isn't called a Glatorian Chronicle in the topic itself because I posted this before I decided to make it into the first GC)

Glatorian Chronicles #2: Malum's Exile
Summary: Malum is an exiled Glatorian from Vulcanus and is considered highly dangerous by most. But how did he get exiled? And how did he end up leader of a pack of Vorox? Check out the second Glatorian Chronicle for my interpretations of these events!

Glatorian Chronicles #3: Intruders
Summary: Follow from the point of view of a female Vorox named Sril as she tries to get intruders out of her territory. Will she succeed in this third installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series or will she fail? Read it and find out!

Glatorian Chronicles #4: The Fallen Warrior
Summary: Tarix finds a strange message from a being supposedly known as "The Fallen Warior." Coupled with some mysterious murders and yet another message challenging him to fight in Sandray canyon, will Tarix discover the identity of the Fallen Warrior before it is too late?

Find out in the fourth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!
Chapters: 3
STATUS: Complete

Glatorian Chronicles #5: Honor Versus Greed
Summary: In the fifth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series, Strakk stumbles upon the identity of the traitor and makes a deal with him. The deal is that if Strakk betrayed the villages to the Skrall, then he would be allowed to live once the Skrall have taken over Bara Magna. The traitor agrees to the deal, but what will Strakk do when he learns that the Skrall have been defeated by the rest of the Glatorian?

Glatorian Chronicles #6: New Beginnings
Summary: With Tuma defeated by a strange warrior clad in yellow armor, the Skrall army has been scattered all over the face of Bara Magna, and the Skrall named Branar finds himself alone in the vast desert at night. Here he encounters a baterra, but will he survive his encounter with the shape shifting entity or wille he die in this final confrontation with one of his worst enemies?

Find out in the sixth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian Chronicles #7: Confrontation
Summary: Lead by Mata Nui, the Glatorian and Agori of Bara Magna take on the Skrall and Bone Hunters in one last battle. Vastus, the Prime Glatorian of
Tesara, is isolated from the rest of the group and engages the Bone Hunter Fero in combat. Will he defeat Fero or will the Bone Hunter walk away with Vastus'weapon as his prize?

Find out in the seventh installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian]Glatorian Chronicles #8: The Stranger

Summary: A mysterious Glatorian called Jetrupi has arrived in Tajun. Rumors that he has mysterious powers caused Kiina to believe he might be from another world. She decides to figure out for herself, but is she prepared for the truth surrounding the mysterious warrior or is she in over her head?

Find out in the eighth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian Chronicles #9: Reluctant Allies
Summary: The Core War has been rippling through Spherus Magna like a wave, striking everywhere its combatants choose to battle. One of these soldiers, named Ackar, is isolated from his troop after a clash with the Water Tribe army and has to ally himself with the Water Tribe warrior, Kiina, who has also been isolated from her army, in order to survive and return to their respective armies. Can the two learn to work together and reach their armies, despite their differences? Or will their distrust of each other be their downfall?

Find out in the ninth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!
Chapters: 6
STATUS: Complete

Glatorian Chronicles #10: For Fame and for Fortune
Summary: During the Battle of Roxtus, the elite forces Skrall Stronius escapes into the Black Spike Mountains after wounding the Glatorian Gelu. However, Gelu heads after the Skrall, but soon finds himself up against a foe he is not sure he can defeat. Will Gelu survive his encounter with Stronius or will he die?

Find out in the tenth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian Chronicles #11: Obsidian Among the Frost
Summary: Stronius and an unnamed Skrall find themselves separated from the rest of their squad following a fierce battle with the Fire army. They are stalked by a monstrous mutation that is attracted to sharp objects, of which they have plenty of. Will Stronius and the Skrall survive this ordeal or will they be eaten alive by the monster?

Find out in the eleventh installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian Chronicles #12: The Future Begins Where the Past Ends
Summary: After defeating Makuta Teridax, Mata Nui returns to the Mask of Life to figure out why Ignika, the mask's spirit, has been acting so aggressive toward him lately.

But when Ignika reveals his own plans, will Mata Nui be able to stop him before it's too late?

Find out in the twelfth and finall installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Miscellaneous Short Stories

This content block is for all of the other short stories that I have written, the ones that aren't part of a series like the Glatorian Chronicles.

The Recruitment of Axonn

Summary: Axonn is one of the greatest Order of Mata Nui members, even to this day. But how, exactly, did he end up joining that particular organization? What prompted him to join it? And what was his first mission? Read this short story to read one author's interpretation of events!

Icarax's Broken Heart

Summary: Originally an entry for Short Stories Contest #5, this short story focuses on Icarax as he realizes that he has feelings for Gorast during the time when Teridax had ordered the two Makuta to hunt down unloyal members of the Brotherhood. Will Icarax succeed in winning Gorast over or will he tragically fail?

Paranoia

Summary: In an alternate universe, King Brutaka has ruled the Matoran Universe for 2000 years. But in his old age is becoming increasingly paranoid and mistrusting of everybody, for he believes that Axonn - whom he had banished from the universe 2000 years ago - has returned to kill him. Is Brutaka correct in that assumption or is he simply paranoid?

S&T Contest #6: False Hopes
Summary: This story follows Mantax and Pridak as they attempt to steal what might be an important, previously unknown treasure from the Zyglak of the Pit. Pridak believes it will give the Barraki the ability to breathe air again, while Mantax privately thinks it is proof that someone had betrayed the League of Six Kingdoms all those years ago. Will they succeed in their quest?

Library Summer Olympics 2010: An Abrupt End
Summary: Makuta Koghi, the Makuta of the Southern Islands, attempts to take the island of Shika Nui by striking at what he believes to be its weakest defenses. But when the battle suddenly turns in the favor of his enemies, will the Makuta live long enough to regret his hasty decision?

BS01 Contest #5: A Change in Plans
Summary: When the Dark Hunter Flamer is defeated and jailed by a Toa team, Guardian is sent by the Shadowed One to eliminate the captured Hunter before he can reveal Odina's location to the Toa.

However, when Guardian arrives, he learns from a badly wounded Flamer that one of the Toa, a Toa of Psionics named Varian, managed to learn the location of Odina from him and has gone to inform her allies. This forces Guardian to go after Varian, before Odina's security is put at an even greater risk than before. Will he succeed in capturing her or will he fail?

SS Contest #8: The Triumph of the Toa
Summary: After escaping the destruction of their village, Turaga Mohadias and the few villagers still at his side are in a desperate situation, which is definitely not the time for stories. Yet Nurmaz, one of the Matoran, wishes to hear the story of the triumph of the Toa Avha. Mohadias decides to tell the story, but wonders if there is something wrong with Nurmaz. What are Nurmaz's motives for wanting to hear this story? Will Mohadias find out?

Two Tales
Summary: A compiliation of TNTOS's Flash Fiction Warm Up entries. Includes "The Curse of Vagueness" and "The Test."