TheIkranRider77, aka TheIkranRider, is an online adult that soars thru the skies of fantasy and cyberspace. She has chosen the Pokémon, Riolu, since its cute, loyal, though a wild companion, much like her own mind and imagination. Like her enemy, Fanfictiondreamer, she too lives with Autism, but also has other mental defects, while still having a rich fantasy life. She came up with that name for herself as she loves one of Pandora's creatures, the Mountain Banshees, also known as Ikrans. While the number 77 in her DA name may represent double luck.
She does immerse herself into fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers, though her fandoms and interests are sometimes in a constant flux, or she'd be stuck with them for a while showing how rare, nostalgic and valuable they are. That was until she reached her thirties in which her brain stopped developing, hence the phase in which she found it difficult to open up to newer things and found comfort in the old. Thus, there were the stories she has developed from the distant and recent pasts.
Writing has been a favorite hobby since 2010, and she became hooked ever since. Her main drive in writing fanfiction was when she feels something's wrong with the work she's into, as if there's a problem with their world or plots; as Morpheus from The Matrix once said, "Like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad." There would sometimes be a good movie or show, but no inspiration, as to her it seems either dull or just satisfactory. But filling in plot holes or rewriting and resolving conflicts has always been a way to deal with her irritation. As you'd see from her fics and other projects.
These triggers could all start since Ikran noticed Captain N and the Video Game Masters was removed from the air, ever since she was 3-4 years old. Then, she had that same urge when VR Troopers abruptly ended from Philly57 as she noticed it wasn't there at 5:30 on one weekday. Next, there was Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm from USA, whether it'd be from its Saturday morning block or in the very early morning. Soon was ReBoot as Season 4 was canned due to low ratings, and that stupid idea to air on Toonami during primetime back in late 2002. There was also F-Zero GP Legend as it was removed from the FoxBox (assimilated by 4Kids TV) one Saturday morning during March 2005, soon after she completed a state standardized test junior year; it was taken over seamlessly without a sneak peek by Sonic X and Winx Club! Then, Sleepy Hollow was canned in May 2017, thanks to the repercussions of the Dark Age of the series, as well as FOX's executive meddling (despite Season 1's tense finale). With those factors Ikran grew up with, she has relentlessly developed fics that represented the shows that died far too soon.
And the fics were also overcoming the things Ikran despises so much, such as standing against decisions left by the network executives, as well as making a few revenge fics against a certain...intruder, a series of characters, or some intolerable franchises or installments.
How it all Started
TheIkranRider first existed on Fanfiction.net. She had randomly stumbled upon that site during 2010 while she was looking for a Final Fantasy walkthrough, though at first she wasn't sure where she could post her stories at the time. She has already created a few old fics for the Fantastic 4 (2005) and its sequel, but they were private stories. Until that day she first discovered that site, she began to submit her work online for the first time. Soon, her personal repertoire began to grow like a weed as she also created works for The ReBoot Multiuniverse, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy IV, and The Bouncer Tetralogy.
She too would create her own OCs as well; she came up with this technique since she got into FFIV (SNES) as she was learning how to make one while her sis came up with two knights based on Kain and Cecil named Kale and Liber. They'd often be related to her in a sense as a method on immersing herself into her favorite series, or they'd be non-related. But either way, it was a method to help her cope with her stressors, and sometimes intensify them; it was just something she could use to assist her favorite characters, or sometimes base them on her own enemies and negativity, from her childhood ideas to the present day.
She does fantasize and daydream a lot throughout her life, though she wasn't much of a writer back then, especially since English was considered to be her worst subject next to Algebra. Without special training, she thought writing would just be way over her head, till around 2009 when she feverishly wrote down short stories for the superhero quartet because of how underrated it was. She always seems to be a sucker for the underdog and fascinated with her favorite shows, movies, and games, and those were the things that drove her interest, along with trying to find what seems to be irritating her mind, whether it'd be a cancellation, an anticlimactic scenario, or if it's just tension; writing seems to be the cure for that, or as Fanfictiondreamer calls it, Showitious, as it seems to be a creative outlet.
There were some bizarre, though vague, choices when she was young, but she was just playing with her imaginative side. It didn't become cohesive till around 2009-2010. See The Fantastical Memoir for details.
A War Between Fantasy and Reality
Like FFD, Ikran can relate to this condition, Showitious; an obsession of her favorite characters and media. Ikran has dealt with the same thing since she was a kid. She can't recall exactly what her first experience was, but her fascination would happen randomly, though they'd have the usual triggers, even when she sees or hears them, and they become entrapped in her mind. Every time she does, it's like she has been caught in between these two realms. Sometimes they'd seem so severe, that they'd interfere and cause more mental stress and fatigue. Often times, the only (negative) solution was to eliminate the things cold turkey even though she still likes these, as it made these stressors worse than better. It was as if her mind was her best friend, and her worst enemy.
It seems like some sort of stress disorder, and she can't find a way to cope with them well. Her fantasies won't help as long as she keeps them building up in her mind like a volcano; they need to go somewhere to relieve the pressure.
When she found FF.net, this was a good way to help her ease the anxieties, though they would still erupt again at times. Unlike FFD, she didn't have much support, especially from her family, and she didn't have a large system nor many friends. So, she pretty much was stuck in between, and her favorite characters, movies, games, and other media were like her only comfort...
Of course, she didn't want herself to go crazy, so she needed an outlet; thus, the first site. And there were some other things that followed...
Delving on DeviantArt!
This all began just several years later, within early 2015, after she got a brand-new laptop the Christmas prior. She had this idea when she encountered one of her good online friends, Cerb, and she noticed she had a DeviantArt page. From there, she explored "the world's largest art site," and that became an instant favorite! Since it had so much more options than the aforementioned domain, Ikran found her true home! Her works had skyrocketed there whether it came to digital pics, fanfics, personal journal entries, or an update to say what's on her mind. She works on there frequently, even to this day after almost 7 years; despite when it transformed into the new, tumultuous Eclipse.
There were still the battles within her mind, but thanks to DeviantArt, they became a lot more manageable!
Contributing to Wikis
At around 2017, Ikran was looking thru a Wikipedia page one day; a Category that symbolized media in terms of time travel. She noticed that some entries were missing, such as the plots in The Edge of Yesterday, a Jonny Quest episode. She had decided to make her own account, though she lost interest in Wikipedia. Instead, she chose to contribute to fandom wikis as they were designed for fans, rather than professionals. She had first come to the complex Multiuniverse fic, The Witnesses of Sleepy Hollow; while she liked how the TV series merged with the Tim Burton movie, it was too difficult for her to comprehend. She thought the LOTM wiki would be tough to get into, but thankfully, that was all wrong.
As she noticed stories and other OCs on there, she couldn't wait to add in her own material! The site was so much fun for her, and it was just free reign; as other wikis tend to stick with only one topic such as just Sleepy Hollow, or F-Zero, Villains/Heroes, etc. At least she would give some descriptions of her fics via Blogs to their corresponding wikis.
She has also contributed to other sites; the very first being The Chaos Theatre Wiki which was a wiki dedicated to certain YouTubers such as her favorites Fawful's Minion, CJszero01 and others and their circle of online friends. Till it shut down by its admin, Avaril, since they'd been getting some hatedom. Ikran was indeed outraged as she felt ignored on her work and how much she cared for them; at least the loss wasn't too great when she found Wikitubia and contributed her work there. This was a blessing from Avaril's selfish shut down during Halloween!
Soon, there was the F-Zero wiki; again, having those angsts on missing things, so too with the Sleepy Hollow wiki, the Squarewiki (mostly material for The Bouncer), the Mondo TV World wiki (which lasted for a brief period), and the NintendoCaprisun wiki (till her disinterest with Tim).
Although...on 2/25/21, she was permanently banned from the LOTM wiki, after about 3-4 years working there. All because of her post of a succubus that was introduced to her F-Zero timeline. And the heartless admin did just that, just putting buckets of salt on old wounds. She wishes that soon he shall get his from his cold-hearted nature!
Also...she lost interest on using the F-Zero wiki due to the new admin chastising her on inaccuracy of info, never using Discord, and having her blogs/messages clog up the wiki!
Reciting on YouTube
This idea came to Ikran as she was inspired by her favorite YouTubers in 2010; those include Fawful's Minion, the Great Clement, CJszero01, Phantomstrider, and those that she abhors too. Ikran wanted to do countdowns like they do, but she never had the material needed to create videos. She was always afraid those programs and equipment would be too expensive and difficult to use. Till she met her soon-to-be enemy, Fanfictiondreamer, a few years ago. She asked her one day on how she does her Ultimate Story, and OBS was the way to go. By early 2020, Ikran downloaded it, and she had a tricky time getting used to the setup. Her voice was often quieter and altered randomly, yet still, since this was something she can do for her projects, she pushed thru. It wasn't exactly what she wanted, but it was a start since she never had their first milestone, Windows Movie Maker. She does hope to achieve her dream on making countdowns, as well as AMVs in the future.
Role-playing was a good interest for Ikran when she was a kid, and she too often goofed around using a microtape recorder. She did grow out of the hobby as she hates making improvs, but she felt confident on doing the same creating videos. She first began on Feb 1, with her F-Zero oneshot, PJ, the Empyrean Colonist. Then, it started to grow on her like those other sites she has been using for her works. This was another way to help ease her mind and carry her projects forward. She, too, can use these vids on her wiki sites, DeviantArt, and even Tumblr. Also, she just released her first-ever AMV there, as well as her countdowns! Her channel intro can be found here!
Returning to Tumblr
Soon after the ban from the LOTM wiki, she decided to make a second Tumblr blog dedicated to herself, even mentioning, "Glad to be back! :3" She hopes, like FFD, it'll be used for archival purposes. Originally, she wanted to follow her rival, but she used to disable all access to her Fayelons Story blog, as well as deny any comments, asks, or likes to her Ultimate Story blog. Nevertheless, Ikran still uses it to build up her repertoire.
Arrival to Archives of Our Own (AO3)
On August 6, 2020, Ikran has created an account on AO3, inspired by a few of her friends from DeviantArt. Her first project was her F-Zero epic, Ending it All; better put her best foot forward. Since then, she had been releasing projects gradually, her fanfics originally posted on DA and Fanfiction. She has released her podfics there as well.
Ikran seems to have a slight grudge for that site, as it's the breeding ground of erotica and other disturbing material. While she doesn't plan to leave that site, she won't tolerate any abuse to her and her works. Since there was so much convoluted and untasteful works, she'll consider AO3 as a last resort for submitting her fics and podfics.
Starfox-Online probably for the short-term
In late November 2020, inspired by FFD, Ikran wanted to take a crack at that inactive site, giving it whatever sci-fi content she has, as well as some miscellaneous stuff along the way, such as describing her own Showitious. Sure enough it WAS! On March 14, 2021, she was booted off even after defending herself against her enemy's Fanfictiondreamer's, toxic words about her, including a maniac and how "nasty" she was while Ikran was just pointing out her flaws! No matter since the site itself was awkward to work with and she never had a lot of material to compensate there. In a way, it was a relief, not just from the atrocious site, but also no longer caring for the sociopath nor her works.
Tweeting on Twitter
On November 20, Ikran decided to expand her horizons more on a social media site. She was quite nervous as some Deviants warned her it houses a lot of users who don't have a good reputation. That never happened, till a little later, especially when she joined in and met a few people she knew from YouTube, as well as a couple celebrities, most notably her favorite VA, Greg Abbey, who's fate is dwindling on. She also encountered a fan group dedicated to her favorite franchise, the frontrunner, F-Zero! And slowly but surely, Mortal Kombat. Her popularity grew gradually, even in the middle of FZEROVEMBER. Since then, she's been Tweeting a lot of people there and she started to submit her podfics/pics as well, though it'd been tricky since Tweets have a very limited character count.
Although, she has had some rough encounters there. She was warned once that Twitter is home to people with a bad reputation and lacks free speech, and she can't blame them since it's been proven to be toxic. It's best for her to tread carefully.
Stopping by on Discord
At first Ikran was skeptical on starting Discord, as she was never into chatrooms (like those asinine ones in AOL), nor did she like the name as it mostly meant chaos, and gave her triggers on Chaos, the God of Discord. However, thanks to RetroKaiju (until the nasty fallout!!), he convinced her on Twitter to start one. Since links were temporary, she had to hastily make the choice. Some acquaintances in the past said she should join it, but Kaiju made it official in early 2022. She joined a few servers starting at Retro Island, Kaiju's former server, before he made a more personal, serene server for his close friends Home Sweet Home, and she got the DM for it. Until the nasty fallout by the end of July 2022...
Fortunately, there were also Ferocious Ones, the OC Discord (in which she doesn't go to often), 616Entertainment, The4thSnake, Biker Mice from Mars Fan Gang, and Psych2Go (another she doesn't go to often).
- Ikran's favorite time of the day has always been twilight. Ever since she was young, she always loved how the blue sky and the indigo clouds looked, even when buildings should light up. She also loves pink clouds.
- Her favorite season is autumn, ever since she grew older. Her least favorite is summer as she despises the heat and humidity so much!
- Her favorite color is green.
- Her greatest phobias are melissaphobia (fear of bees; never got stung) and astraphobia (thunderstorms; when outside or are too violent, and she never got struck).
- She has so many foods that're her faves, but it's mostly seafood, eggplant, and chocolate. She could relate to Kirby/Yoshi of her various food choices.
- She often dislikes cheesecake, guacamole/avocados, peas, eggs (unless scrambled/deviled/lukewarm egg salad), raw tomatoes without seasoning or something to override them (or in most cases cooked), baked ham excepting ham steak, other alcoholic beverages besides Mike's liquor, and yams.
- She would rather play games based on skill rather than luck, and she definitely despises casinos ever since she soon after turned 21. Exceptions though could be Coin Castle and pogo.com, the latter was a site she used to play a long time ago.
- She doesn't drive nor owns a car...
- Her all-time favorite animals include cheetahs, foxes, dogs, and rhinos. Favorite dinosaurs are the Ankylosaurus, and second favorite is pterodan/pterodactyls.
- Her favorite video game genre is action-adventure, platforming a close second, as well as sci-fi. Favorite genre of movie is also action-adventure along with thriller and drama. Though she hates FPS, boring crunch culture games like Candy Crush, romantic comedies (some are exceptional), and AAA/modern titles. She also hates series that go at a sluggish pace and go on too long to wear out their welcome. She's a firm believer that all good things must come to an end, being finished not cancelled.
- So far, she has completed 72 fics (74 counting 2 songfics), out of 73 with the dead fic, Firion's Past; ever since she saw the Great Clement's retrospective on FFII, she lost interest, though her crossover, Dissidia: Shadowgate settled some manners. Shinnok's Uprising's her current completed work. She holds herself more competent and successful than her enemy, Fanfictiondreamer, and does care for her audiences, unlike her self-centered, manipulative, narcissistic self who only complete 10 stories!
- Her favorite bands include Linkin Park, Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, P!nk, Weird Al Yankovic, and The Cars. She often loves pop, classic rock, parodies, video game music, movie/TV show soundtracks, oldies, etc. Though she despises country/bluegrass/Americana, metal excepting Disturbed and Rob Zombie, and offensive/disturbing rap and hip-hop.
- Ikran isn't religious, but agnostic, even though her family has a Presbyterian background.
- She hates confrontations as well as indecision, frazzle, tension, anxieties, grossed-out humor, bitter rivalries (even with FFD), and especially pornography and erotica!
- Speaking of which, she doesn't have many friends as she/they consider her to be socially awkward; she never plans on finding a mate since finding friends is hard enough. She also tends to be a loner, too. And she mostly despises stupidity, underhandedness, sloth, narcissism, and laziness.
- She can even relate herself to a sea urchin/porcupine due to their defensive, sometimes deadly, nature.
- She can always relate to her two favorite OCs, Tinsel Steelus Wheeler for the F-Zero series and Gavin Lucas for the Sleepy Hollow series. Trudy for Cowboy Bebop, Chita Comett for the VR Troopers, Aiko from Mortal Kombat, and Ayame for the Bouncer tetralogy are also good candidates. They are all mentally handicapped much like her. Her non-related OCs can be similar to her triggers in more ways than one.
- She can partially relate herself to Babydoll from Sucker Punch, Luigi from Super Mario, Tails from the Sonic series, Sion from The Bouncer, Groot and Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy, Odd from Code Lyoko, and of course her all-time favorite F-Zero pilot, Rick Wheeler.
- Ikran can relate to Fanfictiondreamer a lot; if only there wasn't that fallout in the end due to conflicting interests, inconsistency and incompletion with her works, grandiose delusions, toxicity, hypocrisy and bullying, etc.
- She was diagnosed with Autism, OCD/depression, tad of schizo, mental retardation and CP; she was diagnosed with these deficits since she was 18.
- She often describes her issues, as well as her depression, as a boomerang; as she starts getting immersed in something, it's like casting out the weapon, but it can still come back to haunt her eventually. While her CP acts more like a neuron traffic jam, as she'd have several thoughts go thru her head then nowhere, like several cars going thru at once and get stuck!
- She often compares her fics, and her drive to end them/series they're based on, to the missing epic finale of The Haunted Sonata, an episode/artifact in the Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.
- Or perhaps Apollo Creed in the original Rocky movie as his World Champion career's been stagnant, then decides to take a turn and give an underdog a shot, cause like her he's just as sentimental.
- Or often fueled by 2 things, pathos and spite. Like Shadow the Hedgehog she can be edgy and has a lot of pathos, especially with the things she loves that are swept under the rug or with society as a whole. As well as spite with the majority and the corporate, soulless writers and companies that don't give a damn about her inspirations like with F-Zero, Mortal Kombat, greed with Nintendo, etc. Or about her involving slackers and bullies.
- She dislikes drinking as she despises the tastes/aftereffects; however, the only exception would be Mike's Hard Iced Tea, Lemonade, etc. Though she hardly drinks at all, aside from New Year's and her birthday.
- She considers herself to be a tomboy, and is NOT into girly things like cosmetics, magical girls, etc.
- Her favorite Pokémon type is Dark, ever since Umbreon in her favorite Generation, 2. She also loves umbrakinetics.
- She considers herself to be retro, up to late 2010s, whether it'd be in games, music, TV/movies, etc. To prove it, her iPod has about 75% oldies on it, the earliest being from 1958 such as Jan & Dean's Jennie Lee and the Playmates' Beep Beep! She likes other retro forms of media as old as 70s-80s.
- TheIkranRider's favorite Tropes include I Know You're in There Somewhere Fight, Brainwashed/Mind Control, More Than Just Mind Control, Face-Heel Turn, Moral Event Horizon, Beware the Nice Ones, Heroic BSoD, Redemption Demotion, Determinator, Hurting Hero, Berserker, and Weakness Turns Him/Her on.
- The Tropes she hates are sometimes Mind Control/Brainwashed, Hentai with no logic and an absurd setup, Not Brainwashed, Screwed by the Network, Fan Dumb, Sex Slave, Horny Devils, God complex (both in fiction and nonfiction), Cancelled, and Quietly Cancelled.
Sleepy Hollow (TV series)
- The Grenhorn's Gamble
- Test of Wills
- A Crane's Bane
- A Saving Grace
- The Lucas Legacy - crossover with Night of the Headless Horseman
- Darkness Rising
- The Demon from Within - crossover with Rosemary's Baby
- Sleepy Hollow, the Missing Episodes - cameos of various media including Rosemary's Baby and Dante's Inferno
- Visions of Valentines - crossover with Supernatural
- Falcon's Followers - crossover with Yu-gi-oh
- The Samurai Returns
- Cold as Ice - crossover with Yu-gi-oh
- Rick's Lament
- Vulnerability of a Hero
- A Trilogy of Tension - crossover with Yu-gi-oh
- Tanaka in Trouble
- Ryu's Immigration
- Merry Christmas, Rick!
- Tinsel's Trial
- Tinsel's Interview with Mr. Zero
- Ending it All - cameos with Yu-gi-oh
- Man of Destiny - crossover with Resident Evil 2002
- An Action Point for Valentine's
- The Power of the Falcon
- The Bostonian Comes Home
- F-Zero Deleted Scenes
- PJ, the Empyrean Colonist
- To Be Married and Loved - cameos from Yu-gi-oh & Guardians of the Galaxy
- I Like it When...
- A Tragic Day
- Worriment of the Future - crossover with Guardians of the Galaxy
VR Troopers with Mutant League Football
- Revelations of a Warrior (FFI/Dissidia)
- Trials of a King (FFIV)
- Conquest of the Blue Planet (FFIV)
- Firion's Past (FFII, dead fic)
- Body of Dark, Heart of Light (Dissidia/012)
- Dissidia: Shadowgate (Dissidia/012, crossover with Shadowgate)
- Wintertime in Salamand (FFII)
Biker Mice from Mars
- Recessional of the Red Dragons - crossover with Megaman X and Pokémon
- A Trip in Paradise
- The Myth of Mars
The ReBoot Multiuniverse - ReBoot, Pokémon, Super Metroid, SSBM
- Attack on the Energy Sea - cameo with Metroid
- Psyduck's Night
- The Game Sprite
- The Great Web War - cameo with Metroid
- Guardian 2 the Graves
- Ready, Set, Firewall!
- A Lost Cause
- I Am Number One
- The Guardians Secret
- Interface's Odyssey - crossover of Super Metroid
- Ratt-tat-tatting on Mainframe's Door
- Mainframe Strikes Back
- System Shock
- The Last Hurrah
- Daemon Rising with a...SMASH!! - crossover with Super Smash Bros Melee
- Conclusion of ReBoot/Pokémon - plot synopsis
Ocarina of Time/Pokémon
- Ikran's Lost OoT/Pokémon crossover - plot synopsis
- A Night of Pleasantness
- The Lost Legend of Namira
- Brought Together, Torn Apart
- The Sheikah's Curse
- Coronation and Dreams
- Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Deku Tree
- The Inside Story of Terri Thatcher - cameos by John Myers
- Separation of the Four - cameos by John Myers
- Reed and the Mutant Island
- The Search for Shalla-Bal
- The Heroes of the Corn
The Bouncer Tetralogy - crossovers with The Bouncer & DBZ
- The Mikado Saga
- The Drabble of Dog Street
- The Black-Hooded Sion Saga
- The Yakuza Saga
- Falcon's Followers, including podfic marathon
- Cold as Ice
- A Trilogy of Tension
- Tanaka in Trouble
- Merry Christmas, Rick
- Tinsel's Trial
- Ending it All, including podfic marathon with Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and Finale
- Man of Destiny
- An Action Point for Valentines
- The Power of the Falcon, podfic marathon included
- PJ, the Empyrean Colonist
- To Be Married and Loved, including podfic marathon
- I Like it When...
- The Revelations of a Warrior
- Trials of a King
- Conquest of the Blue Planet
- Body of Dark, Heart of Light
- Dissidia: Shadowgate
- Wintertime in Salamand
- The Mikado Saga
- The Drabble of Dog Street
- The Black-Hooded Sion Saga
- The Yakuza Saga
- The Greenhorn's Gamble
- A Saving Grace
- A Crane's Bane
- The Lucas Legacy
- The Demon from within
- Sleepy Hollow, the Missing Episodes
- Visions of Valentines
- Recessional of the Red Dragons
- A Trip in Paradise
- The Myth of Mars
VR Troopers/Mutant League Football
- Top 10 Animals in Video Games
- Top 10 Doppelgangers in Video Games
- Top 12 Petites in Video Games
- Top 10 Summer Levels in Video Games
- Top 10 Underappreciated Video Games
- Top 12 Favorite Video Game Villains
- Top 10 Teams in Video Games
- Top 12 Creepiest Enemies in Video Games
- Top 10 Tribal Characters in Video Games
- Top 10 Arctic Levels in Video Games
- Top 10 Black Characters in Video Games
- Top 10 Favorite Video Game Couples
- Top 10 Forest Levels in Video Games
- Top 10 Favorite Rodents in Video Games
- Top 10 Video Game Characters I Can Relate to
- Top 10 Desert Levels in Video Games