DeadMansBell
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Joined 04-14-07, id: 1260148, Profile Updated: 03-24-16
Author has written 4 stories for Final Fantasy VII, Dragon Age, Star Wars, and Mass Effect.

Before I go on to introduce myself, I feel the need to ramble a bit, so I ask that you excuse it. I find this is the best place to place it, and it might give some context to anyone who has any interest in me or my work. I published my first story here almost ten years ago and then I returned again and turned out a handful more only three years ago when I needed a new outlet for all the ideas inside my head. Of course, I've always been a bit fickle and ended up abandoning the one ongoing story I managed to start. Now I'm back again, a little more mature, and determined to finish what I've started. And without further adieu, the true ramblings of a silly writer:

It's amazing how much one's sense of writing composition can improve in just three years, no? I recently returned to the site on a whim and ended up reading through my old publications. I had to cringe at some of the horrid pacing and all of my run on sentences. I've always been a bit critical of my own work, but I suppose I'm also a little older and a little wiser now and all that. My standard of quality is higher than it was before, and that goes doubly for my own projects. And of course, that's the point I'm eager to get to. In the past several months I've resolved to revise and work on many of my old story ideas I never had the patience or focus to fully pursue. My original ideas I've begun slowly but surely refining in the hopes of eventually turning into visual novels. Now, I've decided I also want to add my fanfiction to that list of projects I've resolved to complete, namely my Knight of the Citadel Mass Effect / KotOR crossover fic. I had planned many intriguing character dynamics that I'm still interested in exploring. And why stop there? Certainly my one-shots are complete, but why shouldn't they get a face lift as well? Not to mention all of the unpublished pieces I have collecting digital dust bunnies in my documents folder. So there you have it. I want to fix my bad habit of leaving unfinished projects, both in my art and my writing, and I'm determined to succeed.

Well that's the end of my little stream of conscious, I should talk a bit about myself before I go any further. I think one of the best ways to describe myself is as a dreamer. Not so much in the sense that I want to change the world or anything so profound, but it's the best word to describe what makes me: me. As far back as I can remember I've always interacted with stories I encounter by daydreaming and self-insertion. I'd imagine in my head how I would react to certain events, and how the story would change if I was a part of it. As I've gotten older, it became less about how I myself would react, and instead about how different characters I invented would behave. It's a part of who I am, why I love storytelling in all its forms, and why Bioware games always hit such as strong note with me as an individual. It was like taking what I'd always done in my head and applying it to something real and crisp and clear. So yes, Bioware is one of my biggest inspirations, and as I continue to complete and approach more projects, Bioware games will probably end up taking up the majority of my fan works.

I can continue on, but I think that's enough to wet your whistle for now :3 Lets instead take a quick little sneak peak at my plans for my projects here before I leave you.

Knight of the Citadel

Like I mentioned above, I caught the old muse bug in regards to this particular story. First things first though, I need to refresh myself on the lore, story and timelines of both games. I've been on a particularly strong Star Wars binge lately, but most of of that has revolved around the Rebels TV series and Timothy Zahn's Thrawn novels: i.e. Rebellion and New Republic Era Star Wars. I'm going to replay KotOR as I start to revise what I've already written. After that, I'll start sketching out the direction I want the story to head so I can pace and structure everything properly. I'll probably end up tackling the whole of the Mass Effect Trilogy as well, although that will likely go more alongside the writing of the new chapters. I have no sense of when I'll get these things done, but it will probably become something that earns the most of my attention during the summer.

Yes, Kadan?

The only one of my works I see no real need to modify. It was meant just as a quick little banter, and I am still quite happy with it. I might give myself the mini project of making a nice cover to go with it, but until I finish some of my other projects I think I'll leave it alone.

Lockpicking

This one I want to go back and just revise. Mostly it has a lot of little errors I want to fix from a syntactic stand point. The pacing is also pretty wonky and rushed in some places. I know how to fix it, and I think it will be good for me to tackle it. I'm also thinking about adding a nice little cover to go along with it.

Crimson Orbs

I'm not touching this atrocity, and I still have half a mind to delete it... but it's humbling in a way, and a bit nostalgic. I haven't the slightest clue where I intended to go with that idea, and honestly I'm surprised I managed to write any of it down. It's a classic example of one of my old daydreams from when I was particularly infatuated with the FFVIII series.

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Fated Love: Fire Emblem Fates Reimagined by daniellalovestowrite reviews
An arranged marriage between Princess Corrin (Avatar) of Hoshido and Prince Leo of Nohr was made under mysterious circumstances. A mutual enemy lurks in the background.
Fire Emblem - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,970 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 217 - Updated: 7/10 - Published: 3/3 - Avatar/Corrin, Leo, Xander
Love and Sex and Magic by daniellalovestowrite reviews
Leo is afraid to take his relationship with Corrin (Avatar) to next level. Corrin thinks she's not attractive enough to entice him. With a little help from Camilla and some magic, the two find the courage to cross the line. [As the title suggests, there will be explicit sex. Kids, close your eyes.] [Fire Emblem Fates]
Fire Emblem - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,499 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 5/1 - Published: 3/3 - Avatar/Corrin, Camilla, Leo - Complete
The Acceleration Multiplier by TheZorker reviews
An unknown event knocks the Normandy SR2 from the Mass Effect field, causing it to arrive in a new, strange part of the universe. Now new enemies - and allies - stand between Shepard and her crew.
Crossover - Star Wars & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 46,257 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 1/8 - Published: 1/23/2012
Unshaken by the Darkness, Book Two: Lights in the Shadow by Herebedragons66 reviews
Rhianna's duty weighed heavily as she turned 18, when she was promised to a king, rather than the man she loved. Now, a blight threatens to destroy her homeland, and her life will take a turn she never expected. Sequel to Unshaken by the Darkness: The Teyrn's Lovely Daughter. Follows and expands on canon events; AU in some ways. May contain spoilers for all books & games.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 48 - Words: 359,479 - Reviews: 346 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 7/8/2015 - Published: 8/17/2013 - Cousland, Loghain M. T.
Into the Woods by mille libri reviews
When the Teyrn of Highever shows up at Jennie Hawke's door asking for her help finding his brother, the search will take them to the ends of Thedas in a race against opposing forces and bring them something they'd forgotten how to look for.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 127,759 - Reviews: 478 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 6/13/2014 - Published: 2/2/2012 - Hawke (F), Fergus C. - Complete
Blood Song by xseikax reviews
Lilyth was the opposite of what a hero should be, a manipulative blood mage who wanted nothing but power, to survive. She had risen up from a bitter past, forged her will into iron resolve, and knew the cruel lesson of life: only the strong survived.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 129,875 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 12/11/2013 - Published: 1/12/2012 - Surana, Zevran A.
Dragon's Rage by MB18932 reviews
Meredith, furious with Champion Garret Hawke's support of the mages in Kirkwall, sends Ser Alrik, who somehow survived, after Hawke's lover, Merrill. She quickly recives a nuclear response. Heavily inspired by fangirl42's story, The Tranquil Solution.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 52,656 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 11/10/2013 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Hawke (M), Merrill
Unshaken by the Darkness, Book One: The Teyrn's Lovely Daughter by Herebedragons66 reviews
As the daughter of a teyrn, Rhianna Cousland is no stranger to duty. But as she leaves childhood behind, she fears her duty - to family, king, and country - may come into conflict with the desires of her heart, and her relationship with Loghain Mac Tir. Cover artwork by Epsifawnshawn (please follow the Extras link on my profile for additional information).
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 80 - Words: 518,738 - Reviews: 722 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 8/17/2013 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Cousland, Loghain M. T. - Complete
I Found You by TheMightyZan reviews
Lyna Mahariel gets sucked into Marian Hawke's life, and the events of act 3, when she reunites with Zevran. (Currently in the process of rewrites)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 72,608 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 3/31/2013 - Published: 5/14/2012 - [Hawke (F), Fenris] [Mahariel, Zevran A.] - Complete
Broken Hallelujah by Paperclippe reviews
She's the Warden-Commander. She's the Arlessa of Amaranthine. She's the Hero of Ferelden. And she's never been good at keeping out of trouble, so it's no surprise Mahariel finds herself in Kirkwall in a time of upheaval, and that she can't help but get involved when old feelings stir.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 23,077 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/5/2012 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Mahariel, Anders, Justice, Fenris - Complete
An Apostate? Me? by Sarah1281 reviews
Emma Hawke has never been the most subtle or sane of apostates, much to the annoyance of the brother that can only watch in amazement and horror as she stumbles her way from refugee to noble to champion in a city as bizarre as she. Eventual AndersXHawke.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 44 - Words: 135,221 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 11/1/2012 - Published: 3/26/2011 - Hawke (F), Carver H. - Complete
Stars Tumbling From a Burning Sky by Shakespira reviews
Hawke doesn't believe in destiny and refuses to believe in love. Ser Bryant believes in both. But, sometimes, love and destiny walk separate paths. Hawke's story, slightly AU, from Lothering to Kirkwall. Rated M
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 90,917 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Hawke (F), S. Bryant - Complete
Eyes of a Stranger by xseikax reviews
One defiant and bold, the other timid and abused. Two women with nothing in common except their race are suddenly pitched together, the only hope for Ferelden. Our differences can sometimes teach us about ourselves. Mahariel/Tamlen & Tabris/Zevran
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 48 - Words: 298,854 - Reviews: 368 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 10/15/2012 - Published: 10/3/2011 - Mahariel, Tabris - Complete
Not Quite Prince Charming by LunaCangiante reviews
When little girls think about their prince charming. The last thing they have in mind is a bastard prince exhiled from his home to become a wandering drunk. Sparrow, unfortunately learned that the hard way. Sparrow/Alistiar rating subject to change.
Crossover - Fable & Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 32,206 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 7/15/2012 - Published: 8/20/2010 - Sparrow/The Hero of Bowerstone, Alistair
For All We're Worth by Mars Scriver reviews
"We've never managed, either one of us, to get all the way into life." Sequel to Worth All the World. Fem!Shep/Garrus Romance. Rated M for strong language & adult themes.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,321 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 7/2/2012 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
The Heart Asks for Pleasure First by Chi Kyoku reviews
A month after taking down Saren, Shepard spends Christmas shore leave with her favourite turian C-Sec officer on the Citadel. Movies are watched, gifts are exchanged, and two war heroes celebrate their unlikely friendship.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 58,751 - Reviews: 738 - Favs: 427 - Follows: 495 - Updated: 5/21/2012 - Published: 4/11/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
The Keening Blade by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
She hesitated-"Mostly, I couldn't kill you, knowing that I cheated. At the Landsmeet. Our duel." There was a heavy silence. Loghain said slowly, "You do realize that I am holding a naked sword at this very moment?" M for sound reasons.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 427,041 - Reviews: 1507 - Favs: 687 - Follows: 546 - Updated: 5/20/2012 - Published: 4/6/2010 - Cousland, Loghain M. T.
Thy Rod and Staff by PlaidButterfly reviews
After being rescued from the Collectors, Luke Skywalker finds himself aboard the Normandy - with little hope of returning home. Sequel to 'Yea, Though I Walk'.
Crossover - Star Wars & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 27,186 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 212 - Updated: 5/13/2012 - Published: 7/26/2011 - Luke S., Shepard (F)
With Noble Intent by Shakespira reviews
What happens when a mage who believes in nothing meets a man of integrity? It isn't all roses and raindrops. The story of an irreverent mage and a true noble. Rated M for later chapters. Moving into AU territory.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 52 - Words: 234,827 - Reviews: 883 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 4/22/2012 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Amell, Teagan G. - Complete
The Jedi Kind of Had it Coming by Sarah1281 reviews
All Revan wanted was to avoid any and all responsibility but the Force drags him back to the middle of the action once more. The Exile is probably the most dedicated Jedi ever and so she'll need all the help she can get... Sequel to 'So Not My Problem.'
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 30 - Words: 95,727 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 578 - Follows: 298 - Updated: 4/16/2012 - Published: 2/8/2011 - Exile/Meetra Surik, Revan - Complete
Two to Tango by Hewhoislost reviews
I heard a phrase once: It takes Two To Tango, and I got to thinking, behind every Great Man is a Great Woman, so why not in Mass Effect. Heres their story.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 107,673 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 253 - Follows: 274 - Updated: 4/14/2012 - Published: 4/13/2011 - Shepard (M), Shepard (F)
Commander Shepard, You've Got Mail by Chi Kyoku reviews
Every day, starting when Garrus rejoins C-Sec up until the destruction of the Normandy, Shepard and Garrus exchange emails. After all, good friends stay in touch.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 27 - Words: 42,626 - Reviews: 537 - Favs: 547 - Follows: 425 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
Supernova by Just Some Fellow reviews
Bright and beautiful, supernovae can briefly outshine an entire galaxy, before they fade from view forever, and their shockwave changes everything. Nihlus/Shepard
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 56,631 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 332 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 11/29/2010 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Shepard (F), Nihlus K. - Complete
The Garrus Vakarian list by LockDown reviews
People stuck on ships have to come up with ways to entertain themselves. Here is one such means of entertainment from the Normandy crew about our favorite Turian. G/T and J/EDI if you squint.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 13,063 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 297 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 10/30/2010 - Published: 3/8/2010 - [Garrus V., Tali'Zorah] - Complete
The Destroyer1 by windeer reviews
Unedited version of The Destroyer.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 100,634 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 9/11/2010 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
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Knight of the Citadel reviews
What would have happened if what Revan found in the Unknown Regions was a bridge into the Mass Effect Galaxy? What if the whole point of the Jedi Civil War was to prepare the Republic and warm up a weapon intended to be used against the Reapers? (Currently under reconstruction.)
Crossover - Star Wars & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,488 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 3/24 - Published: 11/25/2012 - [Revan, Shepard (M)]
Yes, Kadan? reviews
What happens when the Warden decides to question Sten about "The Qunari Act"? Just a little banter between the Warden and Sten after hearing the banter between him and Morrigan.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 308 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Sten, Tabris - Complete
Lockpicking reviews
Just a little fluff piece centered around the fact that Zevran starts with absolutely no lockpicking talents when you first receive him as a companion, and why I suspect this might have happened. Kind of sort of ZevranxF!Tabris.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 764 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Zevran A., Tabris - Complete
Crimson Orbs reviews
This is an old story from when I was much younger, so read at your own risk. Takes place during the events of Advent Children. VincentOC, VincentxOC Discontinued.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,254 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/23/2007 - Vincent V.