2037: A Branch of Burden – Chapter Two

SC’s Note: This riff was written prior to a conversation between Ravager Animas and I which revealed that they’re actually really cool, and I should probably be less of a dick. So, you know, keep that in the back of your mind as you read this chapter.

Title: A Branch of Burden
Author: Ravager Animas
Media: Video Game
Topic: Etrian Odyssey
Genre: Adventure/Friendship
URL: Chapter Two
Critiqued by SC

Hello, and welcome back to “A Branch of Burden,” by Ravager Animas! I’m your host, SC, and last time, I talked everybody’s ears off about how Atlus are bastards and Etrian Odyssey is a colorful game series about evil trees, human hubris, and some random group of assholes rising to heroic status just for going from point A to point B without dying. We were then introduced to our stupidly-named protagonists, who I will instead be referring to as Little Miss Landsknecht and Theodore Logan, Spock, The Rock, Doc Oc and Hulk Hogan-

…Uh…

I mean, Little Miss Landsknecht and Little Miss Runemaster all came out of nowhere lightning-fast, and they kicked Chuck Norris in his cowboy ass-

Okay, so, I might have watched The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny again before writing this riff.

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2030: A Branch of Burden – Chapter One

Title: A Branch of Burden
Author:Ravager Animas
Media: Video Game
Topic: Etrian Odyssey
Genre: Adventure/Friendship
URL: Chapter One
Critiqued by SC

Hello, and welcome back to the Library of the Damned! I’m your host, SC, and after finishing up Foreigners and Templars, I think I’m about tapped out on my interest in Dragon Age fics for the moment. It was a mix of Light Sorcerer’s writing being really frustrating (and also creepy) to read, my own information overload extravaganza, and the fact that had Jack not called them off, the Inquisition would have strung me up by my nuts for all those acronym tags I used.

Everybody’s a critic.

So, since this is the case, I’ve decided to move on to a riff from a somewhat more obscure canon that I enjoy – Etrian Odyssey!

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1929: Secrets Revealed – Chapter 8 & Epilogue

Title: Secrets Revealed
Author: River Styx1201
Media: TV Show
Topic: Danny Phantom
Genre: Friendship/Romance
URL: Chapter 9
URL: Chapter 10
Critiqued by: Ghostcat

 

 

 

 

Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome to the final installment of Secrets Reveled! All the secrets were revealed ages ago, with little to no repercussions, but the fic keeps meandering along so whatever.

In the last chapter, Isis Sue and Danny got detention but blew it off when Papa Sue was attacked by a group of dark angels at home. They raced to help, while calling reinforcements, and quickly won the fight. While cleaning up the shattered remains of a television, Isis Sue lightly touched a piece of glass and her hand, like, exploded in a bloody mess so Danny decided to give her first aid. When Papa Sue saw Danny innocently patching up his bleeding daughter, he decided to force-choke Danny and slam him against a wall. Isis Sue talked her father into letting Danny go and then everyone went back to cleaning up like this psychopath didn’t just try to murder their friend.

Onward to the fic!

A/N: Finally figured out how I want to end this. Sorry for the long wait and thanks for all the encouragement and support.

Honestly, I’m surprised the fic didn’t just fizzle out and get abandoned. That’s usually the case with this type of fics.

Isis smiled as she exited her car and saw Danny, Sam and Tucker approaching her. “Hey guys,” she said as she stuck her keys in her bag.

Greetings, fellow humans! How are you faring this time-part?

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1923: Secrets Revealed – Chapter 7

 

Title: Secrets Revealed
Author: River Styx1201
Media: TV Show
Topic: Danny Phantom
Genre: Friendship/Romance
URL: Chapter 8
Critiqued by Ghostcat

 

 

Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome to the second-to-last installment of Secrets Revealed That’s right, just one more of these to go after this!

But first we have to get through this chapter. Hoo-ray.

Nothing very important happened in the last chapter, just a little more background into why Amethyst went all cray-cray. (Amethyst and Papa Sue’s families arranged a marriage between the two of them because they were such good friends but Papa Sue hooked up with Mama Sue instead and Ameythyst took it about as well as one of those tryhard mansplainers who bitch on social media about how treating a woman with basic human decency should entitle them to unlimited sex.)

A/N- Sorry for the wait. High school is a drag and I have been swamped with homework and orchestra UIL rehearsals. *sigh* Well, here’s chapter seven. Hope you enjoy and please review.

Oh, honey. I know high school feels like the worst thing ever at times, but things can get so, so much worse than that.

Chapter 7

Two Weeks Later

Isis Sue woke up from a coma to discover that she missed a zombie apocalypse?

Danny’s POV

:eye-twitch:

I really need to screen these fics better.

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1918: Secrets Revealed – Chapter 6

Title: Secrets Revealed
Author: River Styx1201
Media: TV Show
Topic: Danny Phantom
Genre: Friendship/Romance
URL: Chapter 7
Critiqued by Ghostcat

 

 

Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome to another chapter of Secrets Revealed! The secrets have already been revealed, namely that Isis Sue is an angel with lots of very useful superpowers that she never uses even after being kidnapped and tortured for three days. Isis Sue was rescued (and quite quickly once Papa Sue actually did something) and the ‘evil’ dark angel Amethyst – who turned out to be a jealous ex-girlfriend – was beheaded by Papa Sue.

That’s one way to deal with a crazy stalker ex.

Most of what little plot there was seems to have been resolved, but there’s still a few chapters to go. Yay. And now, on to the fic!

A/N-Just a filler chapter and to clarify some details about why Amethyst felt justified for her actions.

:rubs forehead:

It really aggravates me when I see stuff like “Oh, this is just a filler chapter” because the author is essentially saying that this chapter has no meaning and is just taking up space. If a chapter – or a paragraph, or a character, or even a sentence – serves no purpose then it DOES NOT BELONG. Ninety percent of editing is cutting shit like this out of a work.

And what was wrong with Amethyst’s motivation? She was a scorned ex, which is one of the oldest forms of motivation in the world. It’s clichéd as hell, but it really doesn’t need any elaboration.

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1912: Secrets Revealed – Chapter 5

Title: Secrets Revealed
Author: River Styx1201
Media: TV Show
Topic: Danny Phantom
Genre: Friendship/Romance
URL: Chapter 6
Critiqued by Ghostcat

 

 

Welcome back, dear Patrons!

I hope all of our American Patrons are enjoying/enduring the annual Festival of Consumerism that is Black Friday, and that all of our international Patrons are amused/alarmed by my fellow countrymen’s antics. I have plans of my own – I’m going to be chilling at home, snuggling with kitties under my super-plush down duvet and thanking the Fates that I work banker’s hours instead of working in retail.

But first, the fic!

In the last chapter, Isis Sue witnessed Danny’s transformation and immediately dragging the three main cast members to her home where she filled them with Doritos while she explained her Tragek Backstory – she’s an angel and her mother, brother, and a former boyfriend have been killed by a faction of ‘dark angels’ because the Sith rarely explain their actions reasons. Even after revealing that she has several very useful superpowers, Isis Sue was easily kidnapped by series villain Vlad Plasmius and a dark angel called Amethyst.

I think that was everything, let’s move on to the next chapter.

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1907: Secrets Revealed – Chapter 4

 

Title: Secrets Revealed
Author: River Styx1201
Media: TV Show
Topic: Danny Phantom
Genre: Friendship/Romance
URL: Chapter 5
Critiqued by Ghostcat

 

 

 

Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome to another chapter of The Adventures of Isis Sue (with special guest Danny Phantom). In the last pair of chapters, Isis Sue went over to Sam’s house, where she hung out with the gang and beat them at Shoot the Filthy Communists Call of Duty, and then got knocked unconscious when one of the stock ghosts made a half-hearted ‘attack’ that didn’t really serve any purpose except to make Isis Sue suspicious of Danny. The next morning, after Danny offers Isis Sue some of his pants-candy – which, oddly enough, is not a euphemism – there was yet another attack by a different stock ghost that led to Isis Sue hiding in the Suddenly Appearing Bushes to witness Danny’s transformation and confront him about it.

Now, on to the fic!

A/N-Finally, a long chapter.

This chapter is much longer than the previous chapters, which averaged out at under a thousand words each while this chapter is nearly twice that. As we have stated before in the Library, there is no set length to a chapter, provided that you convey the information you want to within that chapter – but since the first few chapters of any work should set the stage (so to speak) by introducing the audience to the world and the characters they probably should not have whizzed by like the fic was set on fast forward.

There isn’t much action in this chapter, but there is some more information on Isis for those who wanted it. So, without further adieu, chapter 4.

I think I just figured out why the chapter is longer. Would probably be a good idea to brace yourselves for some more Sue-stroking, gentle Patrons.

Chapter 4: Secrets Out

Gee, I wonder if there’s going to be some big secrets revealed in this chapter?

Danny’s POV

:eye-twitch:

Great.

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