Scrawl Before You Write

This is a portfolio of a few stories I’ve written (and/or am currently writing). Some of these can also be found on my FanFiction.net and Archive of Our Own accounts, but I think it’s always nice to have a single, personal space where I can show them off.

Who am “I”, you ask? Whether you know me as “WillyFourEyes” or “Waltzoid” or some other similar-sounding nickname, I was once a GameFAQs game guide writer in the late 1990’s-early 2000’s who’s been writing original stories and fan fiction on and off for the better part of two decades. This is my “on” period.

Original Works

Fan Fiction


  • The Ghost of Ochs – fantasy adventure, based on the video game Fire Emblem: Three Houses; ongoing


Blog Posts

  • Ghost Chapter 41 is up!
    We’re now on Chapter 41 of The Ghost of Ochs! I didn’t mean for this one to come out two months after Chapter 40, but when Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes comes calling, I’m compelled to answer. Not much more to say today, except go read it! WordPress (this blog)Archive of Our OwnFanFiction.netDeviantArt
  • Ghost Chapter 40 is up + Three Hopes demo thoughts
    (The following post contains spoilers for Fire Emblem: Three Houses and the first few chapters of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.) About two-and-a-half years ago, I started writing The Ghost of Ochs with the intent of giving Monica, an NPC from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, her own backstory and personality, expecting the sparse information aboutContinue reading “Ghost Chapter 40 is up + Three Hopes demo thoughts”
  • Ghost Chapter 39 is up!
    A lot later than I was hoping, but it’s up. Getting Chapter 39 out on my now-usual monthly schedule didn’t go as planned for two reasons: I ran into that old enemy of enemies: writer’s block. I’d planned on fitting Lorenz and Lysithea into the story for a while, but I couldn’t figure out whatContinue reading “Ghost Chapter 39 is up!”
  • Ghost Chapter 38 is live!
    As I wrote this month’s new chapter, I scoured FEDatamine.com to find out who in the Black Eagles would be the most enthusiastic about the White Heron Cup. Dorothea (most likely to win), Ferdinand, and Caspar (least likely) were the only three who out-and-out beg the player to choose them, while Edelgard is on theContinue reading “Ghost Chapter 38 is live!”
  • Anything but “by the numbers”
    This entry has also been posted on my Dreamwidth blog, and can be viewed at https://waltzoid.dreamwidth.org/6379.html. It also contains some spoilers for both Fire Emblem: Three Houses and The Ghost of Ochs, so please proceed carefully. Going over the statistics for The Ghost of Ochs on FanFiction.net (I really wish Archive of Our Own went into chapter-by-chapterContinue reading “Anything but “by the numbers””