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Author has written 48 stories for Wrestling, Lord of the Rings, Lost, and Mass Effect.
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I continue to offer my apologies for the long delay in updating my current fic but real life can often catch up with us. I am finishing it and am looking for a new beta reader so by all means, PM me if you're interested. I'm looking for a beta whose strengths are grammar, structure, context and clarity and who is also familiar with the Mass Effect Universe. I find that in my drafts, I know where I'm going and have good direction, but sometimes it doesn't come across clearly. I'm also more than willing to take critical advice. As a musician, I'm used to critique and will never be offended by honest and constructive criticism. On the contrary, I wish it.
The three stories I am currently working on all use a Male Shepard with Miranda as the love interest or main female protagonist. I know Miranda is not always a crowd favorite, but I find her one of the more fascinating stories of the ME universe. She is a true experiment in Science Fiction. What would humans do if we can perfect our faults, rid our genetic code of weak genes and become perfect? Where is the line between being a scientist and playing god? Some criticize her story as being flat "daddy issues" again. Perhaps this is true, but it is certainly on an entirely different level and in a mind that is unlike anything we could know. Would changing genetics, change thought? If her brain is more developed and she uses a greater percentage than the average human, what more is she capable of?
There is so much to be explored in her character and I find it fascinating that she is perceived as an ice queen when in fact all she is, is defensive and cautious. (If you notice, Miranda is the only character that cries if you break up with her in the 3rd game. That's not ice to me. The walls are high, but they still can melt.)
There are a few long stories I noticed on the site that I would love to read, and I will get to them and review in time. But I do not like to read other fanfics while I'm writing my own. I do not want another story idea or characterization to alter or affect my stories. Feel free to let me know what I've been missing and I'll be glad to check them out.
I'm opening a poll to see which of the two untitled stories below you are more interested in reading next. I'll keep it open for a while until I finish the Current Story "Sacrifice". I'm actually writing all 3 concurrently because I want to put the scenes down as they come to me. I don't want to lose them.
Seeking an End: I want to thank KayMarieRose for the beautiful artwork entitled "Here with you, Always" located on deviantART for the inspiration for this piece.. All of her pieces are beautiful and I highly recommend her works for any Miranda/Shepard fans.
Mass Effect Sacrifice Thanks to Cain69 for allowing me the permission to use his wallpaper for the picture of this fan fiction.
Mass Effect: Sacrifice - An expansion of Mass Effect 2 focusing on Shepard and Miranda and their growing relationship during their hunt for the Collectors.
Untitled #1: A sequel to Mass Effect: Sacrifice extending into Mass Effect 3. This story will focus on Miranda and her quest to stop her father and rescue her sister from his grasp. It will extend throughout the 3rd game and then into the aftermath of the Reaper war. What happens to the galaxy and Shepard's crew after his pivotal decision on the Citadel about the fate of the galaxy?
Untitled #2: I'm hesitant to call it "Alternate Universe" because it can easily fit into the existing storyline. However it is arguably, non-canon. In this story during Mass Effect 1, Shepard receives a lead from the Alliance that the geth have congregated in the Gagarin system. However, when the Normandy reaches the system, they are not the only ones interested in the geth and the moon around which they orbit. A Cerberus frigate class ship is also present. What are the geth doing in the distant system and what is Cerberus up to? It will also focus on what could happen if a neutral/renegade Shepard meets Miranda Lawson, who attempts to convince him to join Cerberus - a tempting offer after he was grounded on the Citadel.
Let me know what you think of these two pending untitled stories. After the luke-warm reception by many fans to Mass Effect 3, the ending and the forced multiplayer (though I do enjoy that aspect greatly), I wonder if interest in Mass Effect has dimmed. I'm not sure how Bioware and EA can top the Shepard trilogy because anything that comes out in the fourth game will be compared to the original trilogy. It could be hard to overcome that expectation.
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