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Joined 07-29-19, id: 12586699, Profile Updated: 04-25-21
Author has written 13 stories for Mass Effect.

I write odd, quirky fanfic set in the Mass Effect universe, mostly comedic stuff that speculates on what was happening behind the scenes of the original trilogy. The stories focus on supporting characters like Jack, Grunt & Major Kirrahe who never quite got the spotlight that they were due. I also write Mass Effect stories with original characters. Mostly, I'm just trying to make people laugh, because that's always a good thing.

My current project is 'Her Majesty Is Not Pleased' a comic novel about Aria T'Loak living in exile on the Citadel while she plots to take Omega back from Cerberus. It is a collaboration with my friend & fellow writer Magpie Covidae and serves as a sequel to both her story 'Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News' and my own 'One Tough Cloaca.' The story will have comedy, mystery, romance & action and feature original characters from both of our stories as well as several familiar faces from the original trilogy. Feedback, suggestions, requests are all encouraged, so go ahead and send me a message.

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The Cost of Doing Business by BladeWriter65 reviews
This anthology focuses on the lives of those that call Omega their home and find themselves wrapped up in the ambitions of a particular Turian matriarch.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,959 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/6 - Published: 1/16
Mass Effect: Inevitable by Lara Jayd reviews
LT Nathan Briggs was on his way to N school before being transferred to Alliance HQ in Vancouver, on guard duty. Commander Shepard was probably one of the last people in the galaxy he wanted to meet. **Femshep** (tags still broken). My take on ME3. Rated M for language, violence and suggestive themes. Also will contain some major character death.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 66 - Words: 291,573 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 432 - Updated: 1/24 - Published: 3/17/2015 - [OC, Shepard] Garrus V., Miranda L. - Complete
Fianchetto by SomethingProfound11 reviews
Emilia Shepard wakes up missing her ship, crew and two years of her life. Stuck in an alliance with her enemies, she struggles to deal with her own death and the mistrust of her government and the woman she loves. But someone has to stop the Collectors, right? Novelisation of a reimagined ME2, past Ashley/Shepard.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 46 - Words: 218,132 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 1/18 - Published: 1/7/2019 - [Ashley W., Shepard] Garrus V., Miranda L. - Complete
Turian's best varren by Vahditar reviews
Spectre Nihlus is one of the best. But even he has sometimes unlucky days, when a mission gets a bit more complicated and all odds are against him. This time however he seems to have company in form of a strange, varren-like creature which has a peculiar obsession towards him.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,345 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 5/18/2020 - Published: 12/9/2019 - Saren A., Nihlus K., OC
Living Legends by Magpie Corvidae reviews
Mass Effect. Two centuries after the Reaper War, Liara and Shepard live a reclusive life far from civilisation. To the rest of the galaxy the reapers have become little more than a legend, but for those who lived through the war Shepard is still a hero and when the asari decide to reclaim Thessia, she finds herself drawn back into galactic politics.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 196,293 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 285 - Follows: 412 - Updated: 5/16/2020 - Published: 2/6/2018 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] Aria T'Loak, Councilor Tevos
Thinker Traitor Soldier Spectre by Smehur reviews
The tale of how Saren and Nihlus first met and became friends.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 91,138 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/24/2019 - Published: 10/5/2019 - Saren A., Nihlus K., OC - Complete
Black Tie Affair by kanukoris reviews
[Zaeed/Daro'Xen] Zaeed is on a heist job and needs a classy date to the Opera. And this pretentious, high society, 'better-than-you' Quarian is perfect - even if she can't stand him.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,933 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/16/2019 - Zaeed M., Daro'Xen - Complete
Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News by Magpie Corvidae reviews
Set during Mass Effect 2. In an attempt to make Khalisah likable we delve into her dark past and discover why she is the way she is. Set predominantly on the Presidium, Khalisah tackles Citadel politics, armed mercenaries, angry interviewees and kisses the occasional asari. Enjoy!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 29,388 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/7/2018 - Published: 9/13/2017 - Shadow Broker, Khalisah - Complete
Because Quarian Pirates Will Look Better on the Paperwork by TheXGrayXLady reviews
In which Shepard attempts to help Garrus plan a surprise for Tali and shenanigans ensue.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,379 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/18/2017 - [Garrus V., Tali'Zorah] J. Garson - Complete
Infiltrait0rN7 by Ranubis reviews
We all know that Legion is deadly in combat. Rumors are he also is a gamer. Let's take a look at his interactions on the extranet...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,733 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 810 - Follows: 421 - Updated: 4/19/2014 - Published: 5/11/2011 - Legion
Ask Shepard: An Advice Column by Shootingstar7123 reviews
A Galactic Enquirer online exclusive-Commander Shepard answers YOUR fanmail and questions in her very own advice column!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,417 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 9/22/2013 - Published: 6/4/2012 - Shepard - Complete
Mass Effect: A Fornax Production by Mothbanquet reviews
Short OC comedy. Acerbic erotic movie director Jon Freeman is in a bit of a pickle. He is tasked with creating Call of Booty, the most ambitious and expensive porn flick in Fornax's history. Can he and his long-suffering elcor producer Xantar deliver the goods or will they end up with their own private parts in orbit around Illium?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,264 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 12/9/2012 - Complete
Sex and the Citadel by sqbr reviews
In which Joker and EDI go shopping for clothes. Joker/EDI fluff, based on a kink meme prompt.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,473 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/26/2012 - [Joker, EDI] - Complete
Something That'll Last by popehippo reviews
A small glimpse into the life of those outside of Commander Shepard's story; based on the interactions of two NPCs in Illium.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,055 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 444 - Follows: 59 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Complete
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Her Majesty Is Not Pleased reviews
Co-written by Magpie Corvidae - Aria T'Loak will stop at nothing to take Omega back from Cerberus. The key to her secret plan is... Hanar action star Blasto's next blockbuster vid? Yup, but keeping this quiet gets harder when a certain human reporter starts poking around. A comic sequel to both Magpie's 'Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News' and Fred's 'One Tough Cloaca.'
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 60,298 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/2 - Published: 2/14 - [Khalisah, OC] Aria T'Loak, Shadow Broker
Leading By Example reviews
When Tali'Zorah makes a dramatic announcement during the Normandy crew's annual reunion party, Commander Shepard must decide how to react.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,029 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/31 - Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard, James V. - Complete
Only The Shadow Broker Knows reviews
An operative for the Shadow Broker discovers one of her employer's secrets.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,057 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/17/2020 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] Shadow Broker, OC - Complete
One Tough Cloaca reviews
It's Major Kirrahe's most challenging assignment for the Special Tasks Group yet: serving as military consultant to the Blasto vid being made about the assault on Saren's base on Virmire. A comedy-adventure spy story set within the Mass Effect universe's entertainment industry. Art by Choco-Minto.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 99,416 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 8/6/2020 - Published: 11/4/2019 - Blasto, OC - Complete
Embracing Eternity at Armali Vineyards reviews
Did you know that Emily Wong's great-great-great-grandmother was a journalist too? And that in 2020 she wrote an article about visiting a remote winery run by blue-skinned women? A one-shot humor piece.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,808 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/20/2020 - Emily W., OC - Complete
I Survived Open Mic Krogan Night At Omega's Club Afterlife reviews
He's taken down a thesher maw on foot, survived a suicide mission into the Omega Four Relay and destroyed the rachni in the Attican Traverse but now Urdnot Grunt faces his greatest challenge yet: His stand-up comedy debut. - This is just pure, goofy humor, folks. Nothing more.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,421 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/13/2019 - U. Grunt - Complete
An Alternate Plan Of Action To Discreetly Resolve The Situation reviews
It's not every day that Commander Shepard gets a message from C-Sec saying, 'Your presence is needed in regards to a rampage in a hotel lobby by a krogan wielding a giant sex toy.' A one-shot humor piece.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,738 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/24/2019 - [Joker, EDI] Tali'Zorah, U. Grunt - Complete
Thank You For Your Submission reviews
Everyone on the Normandy SR-2 is an aspiring author but only one of them is having any luck finding a publisher. A short, one-shot humor piece set during Mass Effect 2.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,732 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/20/2019 - Complete
Tomb Of The Inusannon reviews
A four-part existential horror story set in the Mass Effect universe about a group of Alliance marines stranded on a mysterious, uncharted planet. My attempt at a H.P. Lovecraft-style tale.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,349 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/27/2019 - Published: 10/26/2019 - OC - Complete
The Casefiles of Mordin Solus, Detective - An Itch To Be Scratched reviews
When an outbreak of scale-itch occurs on the Normandy, Detective Mordin Solus vows to find the culprit.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,394 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/22/2019 - Mordin S. - Complete
Story Time On Deck Four reviews
A behind-the-scenes look at what happened in the downtime between missions in Mass Effect 2. A lost diary kept by Jack reveals the odd friendship she developed with another violent, maladjusted misfit. Rated M for language. Cover art by Choco-Minto.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,954 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/10/2019 - Published: 8/30/2019 - Zaeed M., Jack, U. Grunt, Kelly C. - Complete
Guess I'm Just Lucky Then - A Short Story reviews
A lost scene from the Citadel DLC in which a certain krogan learns of a certain human holiday.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 794 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/23/2019 - U. Grunt, Shepard - Complete
Do It For Sovereign! reviews
A darkly comic take on the events of the Mass Effect original trilogy as viewed from the perspective of the reapers.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,745 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/9/2019 - Harbinger - Complete