ElectricZ
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Joined 03-14-10, id: 2289288, Profile Updated: 09-18-21
Author has written 12 stories for Mass Effect.

9/18/21: Posted the penultimate chapter of the FTWD rewrite.

8/15/21: Up to chapter 69 (nice). In the original edit, Chapter 69 was the final chapter. This version isn't any longer. In fact, it will end up being almost 30K words shorter as I'm chopping on average about 400 words from each chapter. The chapter count has gone up because I've split up some 6,000-7000 word chapters into separate sections to make them flow better. As the last chapters were the longest, I've still got more culling and splitting to do, so there's still a ways to go.

7/13/21: Up to chapter 47 on FTWD re-edit, about halfway through. It's funny - when I started this project, I had no idea it would end up being as long as three full-length novels.

6/23/21: OK so you can't insert chapters here on FFN. I was editing For Tomorrow We Die in place and wound up having to delete/rearrange some stuff and long story short blew out everything past Chapter 32. I'll be dropping in the re-edited chapters afterward. It's mostly tightening up the existing text with a few new scenes here and there to replace expository dialogue.

Hi, I'm ElectricZ, ("Hi ElectricZ") and I write Mass Effect fanfiction.

In my fics, I tried to stay away from trying to retell the events in the games, mainly because they've already been done. Instead, I like writing about what happens behind the scenes and in-between missions, figuring out what makes the ME squad tick, and what might transpire to get a group of people who have good reason to kill each other work together to save the universe.

I originally wrote fics as loosely connected one-shots, but over time three of them have become an actual, connected trilogy. Taking place towards the end of Mass Effect 2, they focus the affects of Legion's arrival on the Normandy, turning the geth-quarian conflict into a flashpoint for the coming reaper invasion.

"For Tomorrow" Trilogy:

1. Dancer in the Dark
2. Tomorrow's Dawn (Remastered)
3. For Tomorrow We Die

Mass Effect 2:

1. Just Like Old Times (Garrus and Mordin have been recruited, and Tali has just been brought aboard.)
2. Friends Like These (A month or so after JLOT, Tali and Garrus are still adjusting to life on the SR2.)
3. Second (Prior to Miranda's & Tali's loyalty mission, but with a loyal Garrus and Jacob.)
4. The Lioness and the Bull (After Grunt's loyalty mission, but before Jack's)
5. Dancer in the Dark (Before Tali's Trial)
6. vas Normandy (Just after Tali's trial for treason.)
7. Tomorrow's Dawn (Original version, Days prior to the IFF activation, after both Legion & Tali's loyalty is earned)
8. For Tomorrow We Die (Immediately after the Omega 4 mission)

Mass Effect 3:

1. The Peanut Butter Principle (After Priority: Palaven)
2. Control, Destruction, Synthesis, Salvation (Alternate ending to ME3, written as therapy hours after finishing the game pre-Extended Cut)
3. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Annihilation (A humorous look at the pre-EC ending of ME3)

The last two fics are both alternate endings for Mass Effect 3 written as a way to cope with what I felt after finishing the game and aren't necessarily canon among my own fics.

Thanks again for reading, especially to those who've taken the time to review and comment on them.

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For Tomorrow We Die reviews
ME2- After surviving the Omega Four Relay mission, the Normandy returns to find the galaxy in political turmoil. Cerberus has been exposed, humanity has lost its council seat, and the geth offer a peace that no one seems to desire. To complicate matters, the Reapers are coming. Most characters present. AU as it invalidates Mass Effect 3. (Alternate ending begins chapter 84)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 90 - Words: 296,907 - Reviews: 1075 - Favs: 940 - Follows: 739 - Updated: 9/20 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard - Complete
Tomorrow's Dawn (For Tomorrow trilogy pt 2) reviews
ME2- Legion has been destroyed in battle, much to Tali's relief. When tasked with recovering the geth's memory, her hatred of the geth may prevent her from fulfilling her duty until she learns why it's so important. Most characters present. Part two of a trilogy following "Dancer in the Dark."
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,135 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 4/24/2020 - Published: 3/28/2020 - Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard - Complete
Dancer in the Dark (For Tomorrow trilogy pt 1) reviews
ME2: After losing Keiji, Kasumi Goto found a renewed sense of purpose helping Commander Shepard and his squad combat the collectors. During her short time aboard the Normandy, she'd never imagined anything could come between these people, until the day a geth platform showed up in their airlock - freshly delivered from a dead reaper. Most characters present.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 52,202 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 8/27/2019 - Published: 7/21/2016 - Garrus V., Legion, Kasumi G., Shepard - Complete
vas Normandy reviews
ME2: Tali saved her father's reputation and prevented a civil war. The cost? Exile from the Migrant Fleet. But as the saying goes, home is where the heart is. Rated T for some language. One-shot. Not a shipfic.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,451 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 18 - Published: 1/12/2013 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard, Garrus V. - Complete
The Peanut Butter Principle reviews
ME3 oneshot- A confrontation over selfish behavior almost results in a brawl in the mess before an old hand aboard the Normandy intervenes. Vega, Cortez and Garrus. T for language. Shepard-Free, no romance or fluff.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,663 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/26/2012 - Garrus V., James V., Steven C. - Complete
A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Annihilation reviews
ME3- Shepard is about to ruin the entire galaxy for everybody. Only Harbinger can save us now. Written before the EC, contains spoilers for ME3. T for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,946 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 264 - Follows: 67 - Published: 3/27/2012 - Shepard, Harbinger - Complete
Control, Destruction, Synthesis, Salvation reviews
ME3- It didn't have to end that way. Quickie one shot after the conclusion of ME3. Rated T for language. Contains massive spoilers for ME3.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,684 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 23 - Published: 3/13/2012 - Shepard, Samantha T., Garrus V., Liara T'Soni - Complete
Friends Like These reviews
ME2- After rejoining the Normandy, Tali notices Commander Shepard behaving strangely. Fearing Cerberus influence, she enlists the other members of the original SR-1 crew for a quest to uncover Shepard's deepest, darkest secret. Features Garrus, Tali, Joker, Doctor Chakwas, and Shepard.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,795 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 731 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 6/26/2011 - Published: 6/16/2011 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Joker, Dr. Chakwas - Complete
Second reviews
ME2-When Shepard is away from the Normandy, the squad begins to chafe under Miranda's authority. They look to Garrus to replace her as XO, but on a ship built by Cerberus, crewed by the most powerful mercenaries in the galaxy, he knows a mutiny could spell disaster for all of them. Garrus, Miranda, Tali, Jacob, Mordin and other supporting characters. Not a shipfic. Shepard-Free.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 21,028 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 414 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 12/1/2010 - Published: 7/10/2010 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Miranda L., Jacob T. - Complete
Tomorrow's Dawn reviews
ME2- Legion has been destroyed in battle, much to Tali's relief. When tasked with recovering the geth's memory, her feelings may prevent her from fulfilling her duties until she learns why it's so important. Most characters present. Ends with chapter 8, with alternate replacement ending in chaps 9-10. (Original, pre-FTWD version. If coming from Dancer in the Dark, see the remaster)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,445 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 430 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 7/6/2010 - Published: 5/9/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Legion, Shepard - Complete
The Lioness and the Bull reviews
ME2-The Normandy's two most unstable crewmembers are left on guard duty during a routine excursion. An attempt to relate to one another results in the only outcome possible between them. Shepard joins in Chapt 2 3. Rated M for violence, language
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,671 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 5/3/2010 - Published: 4/14/2010 - U. Grunt, Jack, Shepard - Complete
Just Like Old Times reviews
ME2- Tali'Zorah returns to the Normandy in Mass Effect 2 and an old friend helps her come to grips with being on a Cerberus ship. Shepard-Free fic. Some liberty is taken with providing crew quarters for non-humans on the ship. Not a shipfic.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,871 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 43 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Garrus V., Kelly C. - Complete