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An alumni Electronics Engineering Student from ITT Tech (Top of his class), 'Admiral Tigerclaw' is known in the fanfic community for his work on Sleeping With the Girls and Arrow 18.

With approximately a decade of fanfic writing experience, ATC has seen it all, from MSTs, to garbage SI scenarios, to more 'unmentionable' genres, there is little he hasn't experienced or at the least, doesn't know about in the world of fanfiction.

Admiral Tigerclaw strives to write for quality and entertainment, often citing the famous line from gladiator 'ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?' as his primary goal.  His work has had its ups and its downs, but agree or disagree with his work, he believes that if he made a reader stop and think, or smile, or cry, he's done his job.

As an engineer (in mind at least), ATC strives to put the 'cause' into 'causality'.  He believes staunchly that no story exists in a vacuum, that a lot happens behind the scenes where readers and viewers can't venture, and that characters/events are the way they are for a reason.  Through this element, he strives to build upon even the most seemingly insignificant elements to create a whole that has greater depth than the sum of its parts.  

Though one may disagree with his opinion, he asks that his attempts to world building are respected, and that even through his efforts, he's not perfect and mistakes occur.

ATC also claims the loose title of Sound Engineer.  He has composed no less than three-dozen songs in the last decade and has had professional advice on his mixing skills from a member of the music industry.  (Credentials of said member include doing work for Stevie Ray Vaughan.  Member's identity will not be disclosed.)  ATC's work can be found here as his primary music account, while additional 'scrap' work from him can be found here.

ATC's music may now also be purchased here at Band Camp.  Please lend your support.

Admiral Tigerclaw claims expertise in no field, but would like to consider himself strong in the fields of Electronics Engineering, Aerospace, Aviation, Space Travel, Audio/Music, and creative writing.  (ATC also considers it presumptuous to claim expertise in anything unless years of experience and agreement by peers elevates him to that level.)


Tagging FtFoNR because medical shenanigans...

So, interesting experience today.  I'd like to think I know how to handle dealing with vitamins and supplements.  I do my research, I check safe doses, antagonists, read warnings.

But sometimes, something just slips through in a moment of complacency.

No, I didn't almost kill myself.  But the following quick ramble is a lesson that had it been something else, I could have.

I usually take either a Centrum, or a combination of C, and B vitamins since my diet is weak in those areas.  Recently, we were going through the medicine cabinet when my mother started getting confused about several bottles of niacin.  Still good, barely touched.  Two, giant bottles of the things.  She doesn't want them.  So I'm like...  Oh, Niacin.  Vitamin B3.  Giant bottle.  That shit's expensive.  I'll take it so it doesn't go to waste.

Mind you, this is a month ago.

This morning I went to take my Vitamins before cleaning out my small fridge.  I haven't taken my vitamins in a few days, the Niacin bottle is right in front of me.  I pop one, and I pop a centrum.  "It's a B vitamin, if there's too much, I'll piss it out."

So, come about, oh, an hour ago.  I lay down to take a nap before work.  I'm laying there for about a minute when suddenly my face starts to feel dry and scratchy.  At first, I think it's nothing but a phantom sensation.  Maybe a reaction to my cat, not a foot away from my face.  So I turn away from the kitty, but the sensation grows.  Starting to BURN...  Starting to BURN a LOT.

Starting to burn a lot, and moving to my arms?

I'm out of bed and throwing adequate clothing for going outside on.  Burning sensation is spreading.  I feel like I've spent a day at a nude beach exposed to the sun at this point.  ...Or five minutes in a US Army CS Gas training chamber (CS burns).

Mental checklist.  I'm red as a tomato, I burn all over.  Eyes are fine, breathing's fine.  No welts or hives...  Not sure if industrial chemical in the room or not, but not taking chances.  Get out of the building.

Outside, I'm skyping a friend on my tablet.  Immediate secondary checklist.  Any chest pain, breathing difficulties or pressures?  No, I'm not having a heart attack.  I'm coherent, everything's clear.  I'm just... red as Big Mac.

Waiting for anything else to happen.  Burning sensation eases a little.  Go back inside, still a tomato.  No telltale welts or hives, pretty certain not allergic reaction to anything.  Review what I've had today.  Recall Niacin.

Five minutes of research and I have the reaction.

Niacin flush.  Caused by a large intake of Niacin as it helps to open up the blood vessels in the body.  Used in large doses for treating various cardiovascular conditions over time.

I review the bottle, 500 mg tablets, time released, and check the daily rec. dosage online.  

The daily recommended dosage of niacin is 14 to 18 milligrams, with an upper level of about 35 milligrams.

"Well...  I just took enough niacin to go for a MONTH."

Review the rest of the information on the page.

"Okay, that bottle isn't the daily vitamin dose of niacin...  That bottle is the 'There's something WRONG WITH YOU' dose."  The cotton in the bottle should have been a red flag that wasn't a 'supplement' geared bottle.  It didn't get me earlier this morning because I took a time-released tablet.

So it just goes to show you...  Even if you think you know what you've got.  Double check it.  That was just a common vitamin, but I goofed in procedure for handling things like that and it burned me.  And that's why I don't even remotely screw around with real medicines.  Not only can they hurt you if taken incorrectly, it can come on so fast you don't have time to react.

It's been an hour since then at this point.  The burning's pretty much died down, but I'm still nice and warm, and look like a good advertisement for sunblock.  Stay safe people.

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#149 · 21h, 8m ago · · ·

Have a hug.


Maybe cuz your stories always give me a smile when I'm feeling down. Or maybe just because :)

#148 · 10w, 5d ago · · ·

What ever hapend to. That. Story err continuation. Of. Arow 18

It was about what happens. after he wakes up ...?

#147 · 13w, 5d ago · · ·

What's with "Change is Good"? Is it on hold or just cancelled?

#146 · 20w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Curious as to whether

Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Sparkle's Notes
is on a permanent or temporary hiatus, will it ever be finished?

#145 · 23w, 6d ago · · ·


The damage would not be undone, but mildly mitigated, which is better than it is currently.

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