Hello, NMA, or do you prefer "the Dark, Unforgiving Side of the Fallout fandom" these days? Have I just signed up to post this? Absolutely, but I've also been reading posts on and off for some time. Compared to many here, I'm a latecomer to Fallout, in that I really got into it a year or so after NV came out due to age, hardware, and localization constraints, and then went back to play the original title as I found them on Steam. Anyway, I've been working on an AU series for a couple of years now, very unimaginatively dubbed "Wasteland Legends". The first three stories (sort of) are going pretty well at the Madhouse, aka Fanfiction.net, and I've been lucky enough to find a solid group of repeat reviewers who give me consistent feedback. As much as I love those guys, however, different people hang around different websites, so I'm submitting the stories to different audiences to get different opinions on the matter. The outline for the stories, as it goes, is the following: - WL: Conception: the One-shot point of divergence for the whole series during Fallout 1 (Complete) - WL: The Thin Line: First part of the largely AU adaptation of Fallout 3 (Complete) - WL: Claw Marks: Second half of the Fallout 3 AU adaptation, currently being outlined. - WL: Missing in Action: The sequel I've started before the prequels, beginning as a NV fic but incorporating elements from most of the games. (Book I Complete, past halfway through Book II). All stories are on Fanfiction, of course, but I'd like to repost them here chapter by chapter if people are interested. As far as the series is concerned, most of Tactics is canon and actively incorporate, and so are elements of Van Buren (The Hounds of Hecate, Derek Greenway, Diana & the Nursery, Victor motherfucking Presper and the Prisoner, and so on). At the same time, I've started writing this before I actually processed some of the design shifts between the original games and the Bethesda generation, so feral ghouls exist and run, even though they shouldn't (and that nearly causes cognitive dissonance in the "Lone Wanderer"), and there are probably (only a scant few, I hope) minor lore breaks here and there for the sake of storytelling and narrative cohesion. I'll start by posting "Conception", which so far is the only piece taking place directly during the Fallout 1 timeline.