Author has written 6 stories for Mass Effect.
5 September, 2012 - GAH! Why is life so crazy? I am still alive, for anyone who's been curious. Just not writing, as I've come to realize that being a SAHM with two kids in school is WAAAAAAAAY more work than any "real" job I've ever had.
But the muse is a knockin'. I won't promise updates, cause Goddess knows I'm fickle about being able to do anything anymore. But by the Spirits, I'm gonna try! And it'll probably be mass chapter posts to boot!
Thanks again for everyone who's stuck around. *ginormous hugs*
19 September, 2011- So... I've been gone a while. I good while, as I dealt with some rather fun everyday things. I won't go into details, other than to say that I've missed all of you immensely, and appreciate all the comments and complements that you've sent my way. I AM writing again, though whether or not I produce anything post-worthy remains to be seen. In the meanwhile, I only have one (quite serious) question...
Is everyone still interested in the continuation and completion of Tenebrea?
So, want to know where this freaking awesome picture came from? We have Shalizeh to thank for her wonderful work on this. The original is . Her deviant art account is , and is our official illustrator for all things Teandraverse related! Somehow, she managed to tirelessly keep up with Lunamax and I week after week; not sure how, really, but i love her for it!
Also, for anyone looking for my writing partner in crime's individual work, LunaMax1214's FFNet profile is here. Or, alternatively, you can find either of us at the Writer's Enclave over on the Bioware Boards, a community established just for writers (and appreciative readers)!
ALSO! There are two hilarious comics over on deviant art by RestARose13, titled "Me Gift Exchange" and "Where Does She Keep Them All?" The links are and . Please remove all drinks and spillable material from the vicinity of your keyboard before opening these links. You have been warned of their insanity!
360 Gamertag (and my handle EVERYWHERE else): MitisVenatrix
About me: I'm a 29 year old wife and mother of two. I've been writing compulsively since high school, but never for anyone but myself. Always prefer to write from the first person POV, since I love getting into the characters heads and finding out how they think in a situation. Often, I'm surprised by what I find, and even more by what the muse (she's a fickle lady!) puts to paper through me. I am also a non-practicing Wiccan who cannot stand intolerance in any form. And to clarify, criticism and debate do not denote intolerance; hating someone simply for expressing themselves in a manner you don't like does. This also means that you can BET I love criticism and critiques, and try very hard to use them to improve my work.
Why I write: I write as a way of expressing emotion, of getting out of my system the frustrating running dialogue that is always in the back of my mind. I also strongly believe that a relationship has to develop over a thousand little events, a thousand obstacles or shared insights. I try to make my writing reflect this. It helps that I have an incredibly mindless job that gives me plenty of time to work through plot elements.
Having an innate love and passion for the written word helps too.
I'm also a very avid Mass Effect Addict.
Completed Works (In revision):
Omega: An original account of the two years between Garrus's loss of the Normandy and Shepard, and their fateful reunion on Omega.
Partners, Comrades, Friends: A story of the developing friendship between Garrus Vakarian and Teandra Shepard, with hints at eventual romance. Coauthored by LunaMax1214.
To Tame a Mercenary: Commander Shepard thinks she knows everything about Garrus Vakarian... but his deepest secret may tear them apart, one revelation at a time. How will a renegade deal with betrayal? Chapter 4 *explicit*
Current Works in Progress:
E Tenebrea Et Lux: A continuation of the story of Garrus and Teandra, and their struggle to balance the darkness and light in themselves, and each other. (Chapter 16 will post on February 18.
Only a Moment: A collection of one-shots from the point of view of each of Garrus's team members from Omega, as they were established in my story by the same title. CHAPTER 1 UP!
Possible Planned works:
It Came From Below: A suspense story following Teandra Shepard's experiences on Akuze
Tales of a 10th Street Irregular: Teandra Shepard is an Earthborn orphan learning to survive on the streets. This is her story, as told by her surrogate parents, Elayne and Jackson Shep.
The Krogan Emissary: so LunaMax bugged me until I added this. The story of a Krogan Emissary to Palaven at the beginning of the Rebellions, set in the tone of Jud Apatow.
That said, I love any kind of review. I haven't written consistently in years, so any comment is appreciated. Criticism only improves my work, trust me, and I respond to every review fervently.
Book Series I love: I am constantly reading new series, but there are certain books that can influence you in ways that last beyond the endnotes. For me, these are: The Study Series- Maria V. Snyder, The Beekeeper's Apprentice (and all associated works)- Laurie R. King, The Lord of the Rings (been a fan since I was 10)- JRR Tolkien, The Paladin of Shadows- John Ringo, The Darkest Powers series- Kelley Armstrong.
Movies/Shows I adore: Pirates of the Caribean, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Castle, Dark Angel, Burn Notice, The Holiday, Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, In Plain Sight, Full Metal Alchemist, What Not to Wear, White Collar, Alphas, and The Boondock Saints to name just a few. I have a rat-trap brain when it comes to films. Anything that is well acted/written that is character driven will usually pull me under it's spell for a while.
Games I'm in love with: The Mass Effect franchise, Mirror's Edge, Alan Wake, Left 4 Dead franchise, KOTOR, Borderlands, Elder Scrolls (I've lost several months of my life to these games), and Halo.