Penname: Swiftlet [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 10/20/13
Membership status: Member
Bio:
pulvis et umbra sumus
We are dust and shadows.
But that isn't really so bad.


[ - About - ]

    I'm different names to different people, but y'all are free to call me Swiftlet, Swifty, Rae, Raicho, etc. As is implied, my penname used to be Raicho Kurubi; but with the reboot of the site, I felt like a personal change was in order, too.


[ - Writing Stuff and Thangs - ]

    Updated as of December 16, 2015

    I'm currently consumed by work and University, the usual "adult-y" jazz one can get sucked into. (Thankfully, Christmas Break is starting in a week!)

    It's been so long since I was truly active in these communities, I'm not certain where to go from here. I'm trying to get my footing again, deciding what sort of fanfiction niche and/or interest(s) I truly want to fill. This could mean dropping fics I already have posted, rewrites, or flat-out new material, because much of my writing process and writing style has changed.

    I will say this: I've reached a point in my writing of fanfiction where I will not post everything I come up with, nor will I continue something, if there seems to be no active interest. This is not a condemnation of readers; this is simply where I'm at in fandom. I would not be the first author to hash out the lack of reviewing, commenting, and general support in the community for authors, and the issues have been laid out enough that I don't feel the need to repeat an argument when other's have voiced my thoughts far better than I could.

    Suffice it to say this: I write, and I do so all the time. That will never stop. It's just my participation on certain sites that may change. I love the people I have met here and over on Lunaescence over the years, but I've also come to value my work and my art, far more than tiny 11-year-old me ever did.

    But, enough of the downer shtuff. I've got some seriously self-indulgent stuff to post, and I'm planning out the coming year's focuses! So, have a great holiday everyone! Eat, drink, sleep, laugh, and be merry~ b29;


[ - Main Focuses - ]

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    Karma
    Reader x Rick
    Stage of Development: Rewriting Previous Chapters –100%
    Writing Next Chapter – 10%
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    Solvency
    Reader x Merle
    Stage of Development: Finalizing Outline – 8%



[ - Secondary Focuses - ]

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    Blood Lotus
    Reader x Sabal
    Stage of Development: Rewriting Outline – 5%



[ - Stories I Will Likely Upload Immediately - ]

    “Wilted” - Dragon Age: Origins; Alistair x Reader; 235 words
    “Patience” - Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children; Cloud Strife x Reader; 2009 words
    “Badland Blues” - Fallout 3; Mister Burke x The Lone Wanderer; 1770 words

    Ayyyy~ Finally all moved over from Luna, and it only took -- what? -- three years? Time to celebrate! /shot


[ - Stories I Will Post After Editing - ]

    “A Balm For Fools” - Dragon Age II; implied!FemHawke x Anders; 558 words
    “Aftermath” - Dragon Age II; Anders x Reader x Fenris; 2167 words
    “Fragility” - Dragon Age: Origins; M!Cousland x Anora; 901 words
    “Frozen Edges” - The Walking Dead; Rick x Reader; 2564 words


[ - Stories I Will Post After Adding More Chapters - ]

    “Solvency” - The Walking Dead; Merle x Reader







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Stories by Swiftlet
Summary: “If you knew that hope and despair were paths to the same destination, which would you choose?” ~Robert Brault

[Hawke-centric]
Categories: Dragon Age II
Characters: Other
Genres: Angst, General
Story Type: Flash Fic, Prequel
Warnings: Game, Spoilers
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 558 Read Count: 399
[Report This] Published: 02/17/14 Updated: 02/17/14
Aftermath by Swiftlet Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 1]
Summary: There are consequences to be had for loving a martyr.

Anders x Reader x Fenris
Categories: Dragon Age II
Characters: Anders, Fenris
Genres: Angst, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: One-Shot, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Character Death, Game, Language, Name Blanks, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2167 Read Count: 472
[Report This] Published: 10/26/13 Updated: 10/26/13
Badland Blues by Swiftlet Rated: T [Reviews - 0]
Summary: She is the phantom splatter of color in a world of perpetual gray, faded like a pre-war oil pastel, and yet the richness is never lost. She encompasses the entirety of his senses even as a shade of memory, carrying the faint hint of Wasteland dust and old world lilacs. She is a magnificent creature.

She is also supposed to be dead.

Mister Burke x The Lone Wanderer
Categories: Fallout 3
Characters: The Lone Wanderer
Genres: Angst, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: Reader-Insert
Warnings: Language, Spoilers
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1770 Read Count: 333
[Report This] Published: 01/31/14 Updated: 01/31/14
Blood Lotus by Swiftlet Rated: T [Reviews - 0]
Summary: You challenged everything he had ever believed.

In the end, you suppose that was always the problem.

Sabal x Reader
Categories: Far Cry 4
Characters: Amita, Other, Pagan Min, Sabal, Various
Genres: Angst, Romance
Story Type: Drabble, Ficlet, Flash Fic, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Adult Situations, Game, Language, Mild Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 937 Read Count: 181
[Report This] Published: 12/22/15 Updated: 12/22/15
Fragility by Swiftlet Rated: T [Reviews - 0]
Summary: It’s always in the last place you look…like stockings.

M!Cousland x Anora
Categories: Dragon Age: Origins
Characters: Anora Theirin, Other
Genres: Angst, Romance
Story Type: Flash Fic
Warnings: Game
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 919 Read Count: 339
[Report This] Published: 02/17/14 Updated: 02/17/14
Frozen Edges by Swiftlet Rated: T [Reviews - 1]
Summary: “And with every walker we eliminate, with every circle we run ‘round just to stay alive, I keep looking for something to brighten this constant feeling of loss and decay…”

Rick x Reader

For Renohotness
Categories: Walking Dead, The
Characters: Daryl Dixon, Rick Grimes, T-Dog, Various
Genres: Angst, H/C, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: One-Shot, Reader-Insert
Warnings: TV-Show
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2564 Read Count: 763
[Report This] Published: 10/26/13 Updated: 10/26/13
Gunshot by Swiftlet Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Love was a bloody snare the day the Devil stared you down from the other side of a gun.

Benny x Reader
Categories: Fallout: New Vegas
Characters: Benny, Courier Six
Genres: Angst, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: One-Shot, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Character Death, Game, Language, Mild Violence, Spoilers
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3524 Read Count: 698
[Report This] Published: 03/04/14 Updated: 07/11/14
Karma by Swiftlet Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 12]
Summary: You were prison bound the day the world ended, convicted for a crime you most certainly did not commit. Considering your uncanny luck before the apocalypse, you imagined this was Karma’s way of impaling you with righteousness. Especially when you meet a group out of Atlanta, led by Rick Grimes: He of Irritating Goodness and Angel Blue Eyes. Also, he brought his wife.

Ah, yes. Karma. And sweet, sweet righteousness.

Rick x Reader; For Renohotness
Categories: Walking Dead, The
Characters: Andrea, Beth, Carl, Carol, Dale, Daryl Dixon, Glenn Rhee, Hershel, Lori, Maggie, Rick Grimes, Shane Walsh, T-Dog, Various
Genres: Angst, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: Flash Fic, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Character Death, Crude Humor, Language, Mild Violence, Name Blanks, Spoilers, TV-Show
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8056 Read Count: 1668
[Report This] Published: 10/27/13 Updated: 12/20/13
Summary: Scorned and raging, Taibreah Lavellan has avoided her erstwhile lover since stopping the Qunari invasion.

Until now, that is.

Solavellan-Centric
Categories: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Characters: Cole, Solas, The Inquisitor
Genres: Angst, Romance
Story Type: Ficlet, One-Shot
Warnings: Game, Language, Mild Violence, Spoilers
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2327 Read Count: 67
[Report This] Published: 12/16/15 Updated: 12/16/15
Summary: Dead men tell no tales, they say. But then, those people have never experienced the topsy-turvy world of a discordant Wonderland out in the South Pacific; unmarked on any map, as if the islands were deliberately hiding themselves from the prying eyes of the world.

And from what you’ve seen, they were. The Rook Islands were alive, trapped in some strange time-warp where the dead walk and talk, and the living savage and smile. Like a psychedelic tumble down the rabbit hole, you find yourself reliving the part of Alice like so many before you.

Only this time, you have another Alice lurking in your shadow.

Jason x Reader x Vaas
[Snippet Collection]
Categories: Far Cry 3
Characters: Buck, Citra, Dennis, Dr. Earnhardt, Hoyt, Jason, Vaas, Various
Genres: Angst, Dark, Reader-insert, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal
Story Type: Alternate Universe, Collection, Ficlet, Flash Fic, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death, Citrus, Drugs, Game, Language, Mild Violence, Name Blanks, Spoilers
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 588 Read Count: 823
[Report This] Published: 11/11/13 Updated: 11/11/13
Patience by Swiftlet Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 5]
Summary: I said that the waiting wouldn’t hurt.
I lied.

Cloud x Reader

Prompt: “If My Heart Was A House” by Owl City
For: BunBunz

[Originally written for Luna Fic Trade Summer 2011 -- Round 2]
Categories: Final Fantasy VII
Characters: Cloud Strife
Genres: Angst, H/C, Romance
Story Type: Drabble, Ficlet, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Game, Mild Adult Situations
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2009 Read Count: 757
[Report This] Published: 12/16/15 Updated: 12/16/15
Summary: In the bowels of the jungle, you were all players in a grand cosmic farce. The only difference between the losers and the winners was perspective.

Vaas x Reader

Three-Shot For Renohotness
Categories: Far Cry 3
Characters: Citra, Hoyt, Vaas
Genres: Angst, Dark, H/C, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: Reader-Insert
Warnings: Abuse, Adult Situations, Citrus, Game, Incest, Language, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4699 Read Count: 2841
[Report This] Published: 10/26/13 Updated: 10/26/13
Summary: Meeting you is the most important thing that has ever happened to him.

Fenris x Reader
Categories: Dragon Age II
Characters: Fenris
Genres: Angst, H/C, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: Flash Fic, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Game, Lime, Mild Adult Situations, Spoilers
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1195 Read Count: 565
[Report This] Published: 04/22/14 Updated: 04/22/14
Wilted by Swiftlet Rated: K [Reviews - 1]
Summary: It no longer surprises you when the flower of love is destroyed before it can even begin to bear forth fruit.

Alistair x Reader
Categories: Dragon Age: Origins
Characters: Alistair, Zevran Arainai
Genres: Angst, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: Flash Fic, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Game, Name Blanks
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 235 Read Count: 441
[Report This] Published: 10/26/13 Updated: 10/26/13
Summary: In which I dedicate myself to writing at least 150 words everyday for the whole of 2014 or die trying.

Current Chapter Pairing:
Michael x Reader
Categories: Grand Theft Auto V, Kingdoms of Amalur
Characters: Alyn Shir, Enconeg Holn, Fateless One, Michael Townley
Genres: Angst, Fantasy, Reader-insert, Romance
Story Type: Drabble, Ficlet, Flash Fic, Reader-Insert
Warnings: Language, Spoilers
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2386 Read Count: 2067
[Report This] Published: 01/04/14 Updated: 01/07/14