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Author has written 23 stories for Batman, and Mass Effect.
I'm a self-confessed nerd/geek who balances those pleasures with the demands of my inner muse and the joys, trials and tribulations of real life. Mostly by faking it, with the occasional bit of serendipity.
Tales from the Citadel--Chapter 8 Teaser
Castle Arcade was more or less the same as the arcades I'd spent way too much time in as a kid: neon lights blazing everywhere, a deafening barrage of noise from the various games and packed with people ready to spend their credits—or someone else's. Kinda like Omega or Illium, only way more cheerful and much less likely to end with a firefight.
Seeing how Jacob seemed to know where he was going, I let him take the lead. We ignored the claw game that had caused Zaeed so much grief. We ignored Relay Defence, which I only noticed because the high score was held by Thane's old contact Mouse. I was mildly relieved when he passed by Towers of Hanoi. I had to employ a sequence very similar to that game to reactivate a VI core during my first mission to Noveria. Considering how that mission resulted in killing a ton of rachni, several asari commandoes and Liara's indoctrinated mother… let's just say I didn't need the reminder.
Jacob confidently led us through the crowd until he finally came to a stop. I looked at the game in front of us and raised an eyebrow. "This is your game of skill? Shattered Eezo? I thought it had gone the way of the dodo bird."
Apparently nostalgia had brought it back, and it seemed to have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. The top scores to date were Aria T'Loak herself (1024. First Armax Arsenal Arena, now this. She must've been so bored!), Jordan Noles (896), someone named 'Shifty Cow' (714), Al-Jilani (possibly Khalisah, also trying to fill time when she wasn't at Armax Arsenal, at 630), Barla Von (with 450, because being a financial adviser, a Shadow Broker agent and the sponsor of an Armax Arsenal team wasn't enough) and James Vega (256).
I didn't see Jacob's name anywhere, which made his response all the more surprising.
Mass Effect Timeline
At this point, I'm doing enough bouncing back and forth in my fanfics that readers (new and old) might be confused. Here is a list of my fanfics (complete, in-progress and (immediate) future) in chronological order:
The Prankster's Hero: takes place at various points throughout the timeline. From Shepard's POV.
The Hero Who Came In From The Cold: takes place before the Battle of Elysium. From Shepard's POV.
Have Yourself a Hero's Little Christmas: takes place sometime between The Hero Who Came In From The Cold and Accidental Hero of the Galaxy. From Shepard's POV.
Accidental Hero of the Galaxy: a novelization of Mass Effect 1 from Shepard's POV.
Run, Hero, Run: a oneshot occuring at some point during Accidental Hero of the Galaxy from Shepard's POV.
Something from the Citadel: what really happened before Garrus went to Omega and became Archangel. Takes place between Accidental Hero of the Galaxy and The Hero We Deserve. From Garrus's POV.
The Hero We Deserve: a novelization of Mass Effect 2 from Shepard's POV. Includes the ME2 DLC Overlord.
The Hero's New Clothes: takes place during The Hero We Deserve, before Shepard recruited Jack.
Archangels of Light and Darkness: another adventure starring Garrus (from his POV), Shepard and a couple lucky (or unlucky) souls. Takes place during The Hero We Deserve.
The Hero Who Loved Me: scenes and events from before, during and immediately after Mass Effect 2 from Miranda's POV.
In the Hero's Shadow: a novelization of the ME2 DLC Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC from Shepard's POV.
Hero's Dozen: takes place between In the Hero's Shadow and The Measure of a Hero. From Shepard's POV.
The Measure of a Hero: a novelization of the ME2 DLC Arrival. Mostly from Shepard's POV.
The Woman with the Raven Hair: takes place shortly after The Measure of a Hero. From Miranda's POV
The Naïve and Sentimental Hero: takes place between The Measure of a Hero and The Hero Rises. From Shepard's POV.
The Hero Rises: a novelization of Mass Effect 3 from Shepard's POV.
Heroes of Future Past: takes place during The Hero Rises, before Priority: Thessia (Chapters 41 and 42).
Aria's Lament: a novelization of the ME3 DLC Omega from Garrus's POV. Takes place during The Hero Rises (between Chapters 46 and 47).
A Hero By Any Other Name: a novelization of the ME3 DLC Citadel from Shepard's POV. Takes place after The Hero Rises.
Tales from the Citadel: a continuation/novelization of the ME3 DLC Citadel. Takes place after A Hero By Any Other Name.
When I first started out, I wrote a few stories taking place in the Cat-Tales universe, an alternate take on the DC universe by the brilliant Chris Dee. In case anyone's curious, she's also responsible for the cover pictures that grace some of my fanfics. For more of her work, I encourge you to check out http:///.
One of Those Days--a oneshot showing how the Riddler just can't get a break. Takes place at any point in Cat-Tales.
WoZ--a oneshot involving a group of individuals who occupy a valuable and oft-overlooked niche in Gotham's underworld. Takes place sometime between Cat-Tales#53 and Cat-Tales #60.
Don't Fear the Z--a spinoff to Cat-Tales #60: Don't Fear the Joker.
Thanks for reading. I hope there's something here to help you pass the time.
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