|This user, Distant Tide, was voted as the Breakthrough User of 2017 in the Tenth Annual Halo Fanon Wikia Awards.|
|This user, Distant Tide, was voted as the Best Writer of 2018 in the Eleventh Annual Halo Fanon Wikia Awards.|
Distant Tide, often referred to as Tide, is an active member and Site Patroller of the Halo Fanon wiki, joining in May 2017. Sometime in 2013, he attempted to join under the username RiptideOriginsZ but lost interest due to time constraints. After a two year hiatus from writing Halo fan fiction, Tide's first formal article on Halo Fanon was Colt Blaster HDW Mk.15, a twenty-sixth century interpretation of the American AR-15 rifle that earned several qualitative wiki awards that same year.
Before coming to Halo Fanon, Tide was a frequent contributor on Fanfiction.net, starting in 2010, and participated as a moderator in several related writing forums and roleplay servers. Tide's honed writing style is self-described as military science fiction, western-oriented with an interest in exploring, developing overlooked and underappreciated concepts for Halo fan fiction and other fandoms. On Halo Fanon, Distant Tide's main focus is the SPARTAN-III Delta Company child-soldiers, Andra-D054 and Merlin-D032. His current projects include a variety of short stories and novellas, including a few projects outside Halo lore. Beyond writing, Tide enjoys swimming, traveling, video games, and airsoft as hobbies.
- Halo: Dare to Love (2018 April Fools' short story, Warning: content inappropriate for children)
- Survival of the Fittest: Season Seven (2019 canceled season of SOTF)
- Halo: The Silent Fall of Wednesday Ghosts (2020 April Fools' multi-chapter parodic short story)
- DT 2020: Other Homeworld Theory (2020 short story)
- DT 2020: What Follows The Rangmejo (2020 short story)
- Halo: Invisibles, Insignificant Short Stories from the Halo Universe (2020 short story anthology)
- DT 2020: Christmas In A Graveyard (2020 short story)
- Fanfiction.net: RiptideZ (Old account)
- Fanfiction.net: Distant Tide (Current Account)
- Halo Fanon: Category: Distant Tide
- Halo Fanon: RiptideOriginsZ (2013 defunct Fanon account)
- Halo Fanon: Gregory Bearson (2018 parody Fanon account)
- Twitter: Distant Tide
- What Follows the Rangmejo: In a time before the Flood or Halos, a human survey team landed on a Forerunner reservation world. The events that followed might best be described as a textbook encounter.
- Umibozu: The UNSC's Wet Fleet might be puddle pirates but even their skeletons have a sinister edge.
- Invisibles: Insignificant short stories from the Halo Universe.
- Axios - First Semester: Before Cadmon Lasky's death, Hastati Squad carried a different reputation and a warmer heart.
- Itter Rock: Despite the horrors of war, Army Ranger Viktoria Bradford found her home between the glassed landscape and plasma fire.
- Other Homeworld Theory: A fringe conspiracy theory claiming Humanity’s homeworld to be other than Earth; often perpetuated by post-settlement Outer Colonials with intent to discredit Earth’s history and prestige.
- Mad Dog: Simon-G294 just wanted to leave the galaxy behind. But at some point, one must stop running and fight. Especially when it takes the last person who understands you.
- Aliens Make Bad Neighbors: The Human-Covenant War ended, but the aliens never left Earth. Instead, they stayed and things got complicated fast. Enter Bless-G189.
- Corporeal Delta: Onyx's destruction was supposed to be to be the death nail for the SPARTAN-III program. It won't be. Jazmine Utah will make sure of it.
- Tempered Scalpel: Team Boson left Delta Company thinking the galaxy was theirs for the taking. Then they met VIOLET-III.
- Arizona Backroads: A wet-behind-the-ears Spartan team's first visit to Earth involves a road trip into the Arizona backcountry. There they found home.
- Bewitched Paragon: Daniele-D003 was once a fugitive; he thought he set that life aside. It's been years since Jefferson Korn saved his life. Now Korn's AI warns of the end times and Korn's approaching death. Unless he acts now.
- Where Did The Galaxy Go: It's 2558. The voices of Mankind should fill the heavens. But its quiet now. Dead quiet.
- Lonely Frontier: The Created have arrived yet life continues unabated on the Frontier. For one lost Spartan, it means finding his way home and to trust in his companions. For another lost Spartan, the first step to being her own person is not knowing the way forward.
- Lasky's Grave: [REDACTED].
- Silent Garden: The Created woke something up. An ancient network seeking to connect, and the galaxy will once more answer, starting with Merlin-D032.
- The Pale Blue: Defeating the Created only created a more dangerous galaxy. Merlin-D032 and Andra-D054 know this better than anyone.
On behalf of the Halo Fanon administration, you have been formally recognized as a distinguished member of Halo Fanon, and have been awarded the following medals:
The Red Legion of Honor, awarded by Brodie-001 on January 1, 2018, for outstanding and selfless acts towards other users of the community. This medal marks you as a role model of Halo Fanon.
The Colonial Cross, awarded by Brodie-001 on January 1, 2018, for acts of tenacity and perseverance. This medal indicates the high level of commitment you have placed towards upholding the quality of Halo Fanon.
The Eagle Superior Service Medal, awarded by Brodie-001 on January 1, 2021, in recognition of your long-term service at Halo Fanon as a site veteran.