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Joined 02-06-10, id: 2244771, Profile Updated: 03-13-11
Author has written 2 stories for Mass Effect.

Real Name: Josh

Location: Philadelphia

Age: 23

Occupation: Teacher and Critic

Interests: Video games, movies, HDTVs, writing, differentiated lesson plans, obscure Heavy Metal bands, Geekiness, being a heavily tattooed professional.

Music: The Red Chord, Between the Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, The Black Dahlia Murder, Darkest Hour.

Movies: The Big Lebowski, Pulp Ficiton, Jaws, Ghostbusters, No Country for Old Men, Adventrureland, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Social Network, Taxi Driver.

TV: Lost, The Wire, Chuck, The Office, Community, True Blood, Futurama (I miss it dearly).

Games: Mass Effect 1 & 2, BioShock (BioShock 2 was kind of disappointing), Brutal Legend, Assassin's Creed 1 & 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Grand Theft Auto IV, Dead Space & Dead Space 2 (2 is better); I enjoy pretty much any game that values storytelling over everything else, although I despise most RPGs ironically.

Books: Watchmen, Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies, 1984, Lords of Discipline, Lord of the Rings, As I Lay Dying, Scott Pilgrim

About Me: I'm an intense perfectionist when it comes to my writing, often times re-writing the same sentence 3 times over because I don't like the way it sounds. At the same time I'm quite unsure of my ability to write, it took a lot of guts for me to make this account to begin to post pieces on here, I don't like being judged, but it is part of the writing process so I'm trying to suck it up. Any and all criticism is welcome, as long as its constructive, so please let me know what you think. I'm using this site as much for posting my ideas as I am for getting over the "Imaginary Audience Syndrome" I suffer from. Wow, reading this back I'm really coming across as very neurotic...I swear I'm not usually this bad.

Haven't updated this in a long time so I do some catch-up: I don't really have much time for writing anymore as my job as a teacher takes up most of my time for obvious reasons. My story Convalescence is probably going to be in a constant state of limbo for the rest of eternity. I don't want to abandon it but I really don't have much of a desire to return to it. My guilt keeps me from closing it down. If you want to chit-chat for some reason you can find me on the Tali'Zorah Foundations Forum in the Fan Fiction section. I can usually be found complaining about the state of FF.net over there in between discussing Tairis Deamhan's Razor's Edge story with the locals over there. On the writing front, I have some one-shots in mind, but that's all so far...I generally prefer critique and editing to writing, I enjoy the collaboration, anyway...stay tuned.

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Mass Effect 2: Dark Rendition by Mothbanquet reviews
Set in ME2, this is the story of a bitter, scarred Shepard coming to terms with the depression that has followed the loss of his beloved Normandy. Salvation, however, comes in many forms, and his so happens to take the shape of a certain quarian machinist...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 32 - Words: 117,731 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 7/14/2011 - Published: 2/13/2010 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
Of Humans and Quarians by Ganja Naraku reviews
Impractical? Maybe. Impossible? Not by a long shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,319 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 9/4/2010 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Shepard (F), Tali'Zorah - Complete
Forbidden Fruit by hope4laughsxX reviews
What do you do when you want the fruit so badly that it hurts? Do you let it slowly let it eat away at you? Or do you dare to reach into the flames to touch it.....even for just a moment? *Chapter 6 is smut* Tali/Shep
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 45,804 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 8/13/2010 - Published: 3/1/2010 - Shepard (F), Tali'Zorah
Reunion by Andrio reviews
An alternative, more dramatic, version of Tali and Shepard reuniting and becoming romantically involved.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,932 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 4/26/2010 - Published: 3/12/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Five plus Three by AGJ reviews
Another take on the relationship between Tali and Shepard, starting with Mass Effect 1. Rated T for future proofing.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 36,409 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 4/18/2010 - Published: 3/13/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (F)
Calling of the Drive Core by Stickki reviews
Collection of one-shots turned into a whole blown story by public request. Emphasis on Tali and Shepard. Important characters as well: Thane, Garrus. Changed the rating to M for violence and language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 48,515 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 4/6/2010 - Published: 3/11/2010 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
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Convalescence reviews
Commander Shepard died with two pieces of unfinished business. The looming threat of the Reapers, and his unspoken feelings for a certain Quarian Machinist. Now with a second chance at life and love, he will make the most of both. ME2 Spoilers.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 30,631 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 4/22/2010 - Published: 2/8/2010 - Shepard (F), Tali'Zorah
What is it About Elevators? reviews
Slow elevators. The bane of Commander Shepard's existence. Well, maybe not...perhaps all he really needed was the right company to occupy the time? This is one elevator ride he won't forget. ME2 One-Shot
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,588 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/11/2010 - Shepard (F), Tali'Zorah - Complete