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Joined 04-20-08, id: 1556242, Profile Updated: 02-20-14
Author has written 9 stories for Mass Effect, and Dragon Age.

Just your average girl-geek, who got engaged enough in a video game world to start writing in it.

I'm a long-time gamer of all varieties, though my current drugs of choice are tabletop RPGs and video games. I'm also a full-time armchair science nerd. I work in post-production for film and TV doing matte painting and asset creation. In my spare time I game, collect toys, paint miniatures, read, draw, and soak up every spare thing about the world that I can.

I'll happily answer any questions or PMs. Thanks for visiting!


All of my Mass Effect stories take place in the same universe, so there is continuity between characters and events. While an effort is made to make each story accessible to an audience that might not have read what comes before, variations and differences in details do start to stack up. The timing around each is deliberately vague, but they do have a loose kind of order. So, for the sake of clarity for any newcomers, this is it:

Iunctio - Covers the events of Mass Effect 1

Iunctio: Wrex - Companion chapters concurrent to Iunctio, from Wrex's POV.

Onus - Takes place shortly after the end of Mass Effect 1.

Domus - Takes place shortly after Onus.

Xun - Occupies a space somewhere between the two games, probably closer to the beginning of Mass Effect 2.

Exitus - Covers the events of Mass Effect 2.

Resono - Takes place shortly after Exitus.

Certus - Covers the events of Mass Effect 3. (Certus: Chapter 36, Extra Crispy version can be found here.)


All stories are also hosted on AO3.

My artwork is on DeviantArt.

My personal blog is on Tumblr.

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Interstitium by AssaultSloth reviews
Flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. A companion to ME2 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 30 - Words: 480,131 - Reviews: 778 - Favs: 738 - Follows: 625 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Shepard (M), Garrus V., Miranda L., Tali'Zorah
Sunset and Evening Star by ShadesOfMauve reviews
How ME3 might have happened if they'd stuck with the themes presented in the first two games, as perceived by This Arrogant Author. Featuring Rhi Shepard (still quite enamored of her pilot), and the expected host of allies, partners in crime, and assorted hangers-on. (sequel to A Star to Steer Her By).
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 57,185 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 4/9 - Published: 6/28/2013 - Shepard (F), Joker
The Cerberus Files Addenda : The Systems Alliance by LogicalPremise reviews
Being re-written: Cerberus's take on the SA. Follows the style of the the Cerberus Files for alien races.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,925 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 12/22/2013 - Published: 11/9/2012 - Shepard (M), Shepard (F)
Wishes by swaps55 reviews
During a Reddit AMA, Raphael Sbarge confirmed my suspicions he narrated a Disney vacation planning DVD. So naturally it came up on tumblr that Kaidan should take everyone to Disney World. OP delivers. This fic will give you cavities. I don't even know how it happened. Forgive me? Rating for language only, because Jack. Otherwise it's as rated G as it gets.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,955 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2013 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Breathe by waiting4morning reviews
Saorise is an undergrad student involved in the Charon Relay Rebuilding Project when pirates attack. The only hope the small science team has is the rescue from the famous crew of the SSV Normandy. No pairings; post-ME3. OC narrator. Gift fic for sinvraal.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,633 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/19/2013 - Kaidan A., Garrus V. - Complete
Erasing by Clodilla reviews
Mass Effect, FemShep. No one is prepared for what the battle on Eden Prime and the chase for Saren and the Reapers will bring. UPDATED 1 November - first part of Chapter 5 is up! Please R and R!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 85,782 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 11/1/2012 - Published: 3/10/2008 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Defying Gravity by waiting4morning reviews
What happens when a Shepard with no biotic ability in the fight against Saren suddenly find herself biotic thanks to Cerberus upgrades? She needs a good teacher of course. Kaidan/fShep reunion fluff.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,944 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Mind Over Matter by eyyowlf reviews
The adventures of the first human Spectre, the Butcher of Torfan, the son of Mindoir. Mild au for original subplots and sidequests. Ruthless Vanguard with concentration on biotics, aliens, milSF, and secondary crew. MShep/Ash, Shep Kaidan friendship.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 83,539 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 5/8/2010 - Published: 1/23/2009 - Shepard (F), Ashley W. - Complete
Harvest by Inyri Ascending reviews
In 2177, fifty-one Alliance soldiers landed on a planet called Akuze. This is their story.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,146 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/13/2009 - Published: 4/29/2009 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Profaned by Bladesworn reviews
Alistair introspects, after his encounter with the Witch of the Wilds. // Spoilers for endgame.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,389 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Alistair - Complete
Broken Angels by Knightfall1138 reviews
Many children were promised a unique future after their stay on Jump Zero, but not one day into their training, Kaidan Alenko finds out just how true those promises were.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 18 - Words: 31,300 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/13/2009 - Published: 2/24/2009 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
Easy as Life by Abbykat reviews
An interlude in the mess in the dark hours after Virmire: Kaidan, Shepard, and survivor's guilt.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,224 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/14/2008 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Snapshots by Lossefalme reviews
A fic filling in the gaps between what happens between Shepard and Kaidan in the game, hopefully gives their relationship more depth. They are both good soldiers, but can't deny what they feel...
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,679 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 9/28/2008 - Published: 12/27/2007 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
All in a Day's Work by impsy reviews
Or, "Five injuries Shepard suffered through and one she didn't." The development of Shepard and Kaidan's relationship shown through Shepard getting wounded. Oneshot; spoilers for entire game; Shenko.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,846 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/25/2008 - Complete
Buggy Trouble by Tomaka reviews
Prototype warships are bound to have their fair share of bugs, but as Kaidan Alenko's about to find out, some bugs are a bit more annoying than others.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,722 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/12/2008 - Kaidan A. - Complete
Tracers by Uilleand reviews
Because I know what a migraine really feels like. Kaidan oneshot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,024 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/27/2008 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
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Certus reviews
In the end, there's only one thing that really matters. Explorations, variations and off-camera moments from the Mass Effect 3 storyline. Multiple character POVs.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 273,738 - Reviews: 475 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 7/26/2012 - [Shepard (F), Kaidan A.] - Complete
Resono reviews
Even across the span of light years, sympathetic particles sing in tune. Take one part KSM, one part LotSB; blend, season liberally, upend, bake and serve. Post-ME2, post-Exitus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 11 - Words: 49,115 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/21/2011 - Published: 5/12/2011 - Complete
Exitus reviews
Explorations, variations and off-camera moments from the Mass Effect 2 storyline. Multiple character POVs.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 31 - Words: 121,954 - Reviews: 494 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 10/4/2010 - Published: 3/12/2010 - Complete
Purpose reviews
The trouble with winning is that you have to figure out what do to next.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,271 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Shale - Complete
Iunctio: Wrex reviews
Some storyline POVs from the inimitable Urdnot Wrex.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,862 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/12/2009 - Published: 1/7/2009 - U. Wrex - Complete
Xun reviews
The Normandy's outspoken pilot has an unexpected run-in with the other side. Post-game.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,095 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/30/2009 - Published: 6/1/2009 - Joker - Complete
Domus reviews
A sort of homecoming. Post-game Shenko fluff.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,707 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/16/2009 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Onus reviews
Sovereign is defeated. But now in the storm of aftermath, a shadow falls across the colony of Terra Nova. "Iunctio" followup.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,992 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/11/2009 - Published: 1/16/2009 - Kaidan A., Garrus V. - Complete
Iunctio reviews
Explorations, variations and off-camera moments from the main storyline. Shenko, multiple character POVs.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 25 - Words: 61,185 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 312 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 7/29/2008 - Published: 4/22/2008 - Complete