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Joined 12-09-09, id: 2173991, Profile Updated: 03-18-13

My favourite writers in no particular order:-

Iain M Banks, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, P.G. Wodehouse, Philip Pullman, Garth Nix, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, J.R.R.Tolkien, Anthony Horowitz, Naomi Novik, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mervyn Peake, Rose Tremain, Anthony Trollope, Joss Whedon (et al :) ).

I cannot write like any of these people. Mine are incoherent, childish scrawlings on the back of a lemon-soaked paper napkin by comparison.

Gaming is my other favourite thing. Mass Effect and Dragon Age being the ones I've dabbled in fanfic with. Currently heartbroken about the Mass Effect saga coming to an end having just played Citadel. Am considering forming a support group. ;) "It's been a damn good ride."

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Desert of Ghosts by rednightmare reviews
VTMB Jyhad AU. Hero-free, multi-POV, big fat Bloodlines redux – loose souls can't let go of their low-down LA dreams. (AKA: Byzantine Black V2.) [UPDATE COMPLETE. Good lord, folks. 500,000 apologies for the unavoidable but shockingly obnoxious FF notification spam. I'M SO SO SO SORRY.]
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 95 - Words: 358,468 - Reviews: 477 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 11/1/2017 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Nines R., Prince S. LaCroix, Ventrue, OC - Complete
A Handful of Dust by tarysande reviews
Ten billion people over here die, so twenty billion over there can live. After the war, there are pieces to pick up, and lives to rebuild. And even with the Reapers gone, nothing is easy.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 191,039 - Reviews: 1072 - Favs: 744 - Follows: 949 - Updated: 9/15/2016 - Published: 3/21/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
The Power of Blood by Sresla reviews
Because Sandor tried to help a friend, he faced imprisonment or death – until the Grey Warden intervened on his behalf. He was alive, free of the Tower. It was enough; all he could hope for. Then he met Zevran Arainai and realized how wrong he'd been...
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 43,539 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 5/31/2016 - Published: 4/25/2010 - Zevran A., Surana
Reminiscence by anonymous moose reviews
"Primarch Vakarian? Uh, sir? I'm here to ask you about Commander Shepard." Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 46 - Words: 104,927 - Reviews: 424 - Favs: 605 - Follows: 685 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Just Like Old Times by tarysande reviews
Garrus Vakarian's past and present, told through interconnected short stories one letter of the alphabet at a time.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 54,228 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 2/20/2013 - Published: 10/17/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Something Like Home by tarysande reviews
Shepard's in lock-up, the Reapers are coming, and Garrus isn't going to sit idly by while the galaxy is lost. Garnering turian support means returning to Palaven, but returning to Palaven will involve answering questions—and facing stark realities—he's been avoiding for years. Written for the 2012 Mass Effect Big Bang.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 38,672 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 38 - Published: 11/5/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Life Signs by tarysande reviews
When a routine reconnaissance mission goes awry, Shepard and Garrus are pushed to the bounds of their endurance.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,523 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 452 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 7/19/2012 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Long Distance by anonymous moose reviews
Even in peacetime, the nightmares keep her up some nights. But he's always there for her, even when he's not. Shepard/Vakarian. Post-ME3. Pure, unabashed romantic nonsense.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,377 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 15 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Unfortunate Liminality by orchidcactus reviews
Shepard and Garrus deal with the implications and consequences of fraternization. Angst with a healthy dose of schmoop and gunfire.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,994 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/3/2012 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Awake by anonymous moose reviews
Dying is easy. Living is hard. She hoped she wouldn't have to do it alone. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,031 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
The Proposal by anonymous moose reviews
He'd been putting it off, and when he'd finally worked up the courage to ask, their quiet moment was rudely interrupted. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,971 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Impregnable by anonymous moose reviews
Certain conversations are like mighty fortresses - you don't want to approach them without a plan of attack. Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,531 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Getting Physical by anonymous moose reviews
This was the first time they'd done this, and Shepard was in some serious pain. But it could be worse. Shepard/Vakarian. Rated M for... language?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,933 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/25/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Well Woven Net by MisfitPaperMage reviews
Alessar Tabris must overcome his own inexperience, and the disadvantages of his race, in order to help unite Ferelden against the Blight. He's assembling a motley team to do so, the latest addition being someone who just tried to kill him...
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 68,573 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 7/12/2011 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Tabris, Zevran A.
A Grey Wardens Honor by TanithAeyrs reviews
This is the story of Aithne, a Dalish rogue, contains spoilers for DA:O and Awakening. Wielding sword and dagger is much simpler than navigating the intricacies of honor, duty and love. Contains adventure, intrigue, humor, and lots of Zevran.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 60,120 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 2/7/2011 - Published: 1/4/2010 - Zevran A., Mahariel
Dragon Age: The Hunt by Shadow of Light reviews
The Blight has ended, the Archdemon slain, but the Hero of Ferelden does not yet mean to rest. Alistair fled Denerim before the siege and she intends to track him down. Either he will return with her, or she will burn that bridge forever.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 130,211 - Reviews: 557 - Favs: 403 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 6/12/2010 - Published: 1/8/2010 - Cousland, Zevran A. - Complete
Cake by rednightmare reviews
A Dust Town bruiser and her fellow Warden recruits wind down over a lonely fire-pit and burnt rabbit. (A series of short vignettes and character exploration.)
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,915 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/19/2010 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Brosca
Surprises by kosiah reviews
After the archdemon is slain, the good King and Queen of Ferelden turn their hands to the task of uniting their fractured kingdom. Or at least, that is the plan...
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,818 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/2/2009 - Alistair, Zevran A.