J. E. Burgos

Storyteller, Author, Reader,
Programmer, Gamer,

Hi, I'm Joan

J. E. Burgos is a 39-year-old, Hispanic, pansexual, transfeminine (she/her pronouns), autistic, and plural author of speculative, and often transgressive, fiction living in Denver, Colorado. The J stands for Joan, and the E stands for her middle name, which you may or may not know, but it shall not be spoken here.Joan was born in Miami, Florida, the daughter of Colombian and Cuban immigrants. She graduated cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2007, with a B.A. in English, a B.A. in Philosophy, a Political Science minor, and a concentration in Creative Writing. She graduated with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 2013 and worked for six years thereafter as a licensed professional counselor for two community mental health agencies.Joan has been a storyteller since before she learned how to speak her first word in Spanish, her first language. Early childhood trauma caused her muse to split from her, and with this unexpected gift, Joan was able to protect her storytelling self even from psychological harm. She told herself stories to soothe her turbulent inner world, and she told her friends stories in the form of “roleplayable” adventures—at times a LARP, or a Play-by-Email chain, or a tabletop RP, or inside the world of an MMORPG. And sometimes she wrote, a skill that was encouraged by teachers she expects to remain grateful to forever.Today most of Joan’s creativity is devoted to her closest group of friends on Final Fantasy XIV, where she runs roleplaying events, the stories of which run parallel to those of the game’s main story. She has begun submitting short stories and is preparing to write her first full-length novel.

Meet the Wolves is an index of carrds that describe, sometimes in exorbitant detail, the background and basic statistics of my main character on Final Fantasy XIV, Joan Abigail Wolf, and the various members of the family that she's built around her.The Wolves are the keystone for most of my roleplay on Final Fantasy XIV, and Joan and her family's epic adventures are the source for the stories I run for my free company and friends, including the saga I've lovingly named NieR: UniTy, which you can learn more about below.Why does Joan share my first name? It's a long story, but let's just say she had it first.

Joan sits in the center holding one of her twins, Noah. Lily sits to Joan's right and is holding Joan's other twin, LJ. To Joan's left stands SERA, Joan's personal assistant, and to Lily's right is Venom, Lily's avatar.
Two hands, one machine and one human, reaching for one another and a glowing blue light in the center. Above this, the words "NieR: Unity, the Second Machine War" are displayed in stylized lettering.

NieR: UniTy is a Final Fantasy XIV-based fan fiction saga that is being performed live as a roleplaying game within the video game itself. It is a crossover of Drakengard, NieR, and Final Fantasy XIV that continues the story of FFXIV's third expansion's alliance raid series, "YorHa: Dark Apocalypse." It is run largely like a table-top roleplaying game, despite taking place within an MMORPG.The saga took over a year of planning and is currently in its very first episodes. The Second Machine War on Etheirys is only just getting started.