Penname: shadesmaclean [Contact] Real name: Scott
Member Since: 12/08/10
Membership status: Member
Bio:

aliases: Shades MacLean, Scoot the Ko’An, Neko-Sen’nin
(in case you should run into me elsewhere in cyberspace)

interests: the 3 R’s, Reading, Writing and Rock & Roll

hobbies: writing, walking, video games, designing sigs/avatars and Winamp skins

Shadesmaclean is a college graduate who has been writing since high school. Currently working on the Tradewinds series...

Okay, okay, that last part read way too much like the beginning of a bestselling author’s bio, so let’s get real. I’ve been making up stories since I was a kid, and have been writing since I was in middle school. I wrote a couple books in high school… that never saw the light of day and never will, and the world’s probably a better place for it. In college I co-wrote the Book of Hondo with several friends’ collaboration, and later several short stories. In recent years, I’ve turned my attention to something that started in high school.

…Though it might be more accurate to say that it started way before that. When I was a kid, especially in middle school, I had several friends that I used to role-play with— nothing fancy, no profile sheets, no dice, no sourcebooks, hell, I didn’t even know what D&D was back then— my friends making up their own characters within a certain world, and me making up scenarios and other characters along the way. Much of the series I’m currently writing, Tradewinds, is loosely based on the world(s) of The Adventure (as we used to refer to it), adapted and written for an older audience. This is the third “incarnation” of the series, rewritten from scratch, with older drafts only serving as notes, and I can only hope it does justice to all my old friends’ imagination and the sense of adventure we shared at school and playing out in the woods when we were kids.

But enough about me, this place is really more about the writing than the writer. I just hope this shed some light on where I’m coming from when I’m at the keyboard.


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Stories by shadesmaclean
Summary: A collection of assorted poetry and verse I've written over the years.
Categories: Poetry/Songs
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Science Fiction, Supernatural
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9406 Read Count: 1848
[Report This] Published: 09/24/14 Updated: 07/05/17
Summary:

Wherein a plane wreck is only the beginning of their ordeal…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 56208 Read Count: 815
[Report This] Published: 10/02/16 Updated: 03/13/17
Summary:

Wherein the erstwhile crew of the Maximum try their hand at bounty hunting, as both they and their host attempt to get new partnerships off the ground…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 32811 Read Count: 904
[Report This] Published: 09/03/15 Updated: 08/06/16
Summary:

Wherein a passenger ship becomes a cruise ship becomes a cargo ship becomes a pirate ship becomes a prison ship…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 26510 Read Count: 1515
[Report This] Published: 03/14/13 Updated: 08/09/13
The House by shadesmaclean Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 0]
Summary: A sequel of sorts to The Attic.
Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1772 Read Count: 127
[Report This] Published: 01/13/13 Updated: 01/13/13
Summary:

Wherein the crew of the Maximum meet a familiar face in the ancient city of Alta, leading them on a stern chase, from the highest towers to the deepest ruins…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 35839 Read Count: 1401
[Report This] Published: 07/04/12 Updated: 11/22/12
Paradigm Shift by shadesmaclean Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 1]
Summary: A day at work goes sideways, right along with reality as they knew it. Waking dream, delusions of divinity, or reality derailed?
Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Fantasy, Humor
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1079 Read Count: 130
[Report This] Published: 04/18/12 Updated: 04/18/12
Summary:

Wherein the crew of the Maximum take another shot at that tropical vacation thing, and Trouble ensues…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 39863 Read Count: 1258
[Report This] Published: 12/07/11 Updated: 04/05/12
Summary:

Wherein a new challenger appears, and Max faces a bet that can’t be won…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27134 Read Count: 916
[Report This] Published: 10/31/11 Updated: 11/30/11
Lost and Found by shadesmaclean Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 0]
Summary: A child finds what was lost, but loses himself…
Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Suspense
Warnings: Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4012 Read Count: 119
[Report This] Published: 10/29/11 Updated: 10/29/11
Summary:

Wherein tomorrow is a long time coming…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 46446 Read Count: 1917
[Report This] Published: 10/02/11 Updated: 10/27/11
Summary:

Wherein it came from out of the fog…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense
Warnings: Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15173 Read Count: 856
[Report This] Published: 09/19/11 Updated: 10/01/11
Summary:

Wherein the crew of the Maximum try to take a tropical vacation. Yeah right…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 41853 Read Count: 1958
[Report This] Published: 08/20/11 Updated: 09/18/11
Summary:

Wherein an unexpected encounter brings things full circle…


Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Warnings: Death, Graphic Violence, Violence
Series: Tradewinds
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16713 Read Count: 1291
[Report This] Published: 08/06/11 Updated: 08/19/11
The Attic by shadesmaclean Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 0]
Summary: A little sister's prank goes horribly wrong...
Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Genres: Horror, Suspense
Warnings: Death, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2163 Read Count: 173
[Report This] Published: 08/05/11 Updated: 08/05/11