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Author has written 7 stories for Mass Effect.


Yeah, that's a picture of me. Well, me from Masses to Masses, anyway. Thanks to GeneralHarryHousin on DeviantArt for it.

Hey there.

I'm a British fanfic writer, who's most famous (and only) work is the Masses to Masses series, the first three 'acts' of which are complete, and the fourth will be in progress soon! Give them a read, you might enjoy 'em!

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Want to follow me on Twitter for some reason?: @iNf3ctioNZ_UK

I'm on TVTropes?: Y'all feel free to update it and stuff. Seriously.

Amateur DeviantArtist? Prepared to do fan-art for free? No? Damn. In all seriousness, I realise that won't be many people...but if anyone wants to do some Ian and Garrus fan-art for Masses to Masses out of the goodness of your heart, then please, get in touch. Here's a link to all the authors who've done one so far, along with my DeviantArt page where I'm putting all of them in my favourites:
My page/Gallery:

Masses to Masses 3 Character List (so you know who's who):

Erash: Turian male. Biotic, rare for the species. A sniper, he claims that he can calculate the trajectory of a bullet on the fly, and 'never misses'. An avid reader of books, enjoys human literature.

Monteague: Drell male, and the squad medic. Close friends with Melanis.

Mierin: Salarian male with a slightly nervous disposition. Slightly uncomfortable about some of the squad's practices, but wants to make a difference on Omega. Part of the infiltration squad.

Grundan Krul: Batarian male, tech expert. Doesn't talk much, but always acts seriously and takes an instant dislike to Ian.

Melanis: Female turian. Specialises in stealth and infiltration (she's the infiltration squad's leader), but also an extremely competent fighter in a full on battle. Has an antagonistic relationship with Ian, mainly because they often don't see eye to eye on issues, and her initial mistrust of him joining the team out of the blue.

Laet (Ripper): The cheery and borderline cocky male turian in charge of the squad's equipment, armour and weapons. Already introduced in Masses to Masses 2, he's close friends with both Garrus and Ian, who he claims is his 'favourite customer'. Also produces his own gadgets for the squad to use.

Vortash: Turian male, the squad pilot. Very serious, and talks extremely little.

Butler: Human male, hails from Glasgow in Scotland. A soldier through and through, he's extremely capable with all weapons and invaluable in assaults. Married, with a wife back on Earth. Good humoured, and gets along well with Ian and most of the squad.

Weaver: Salarian male, explosives expert. Takes a lot of pride in his work, and has a serious demeanor, though there's signs of a slight sense of humour underneath. Enjoys mocking Butler.

Sidonis: You should all know who this is.

Updates. And stuff.

18/02/12: Got way too much stuff on at the moment, I'll explain in the A/N next chapter.

29/04/12: Normal service with MtM3 will resume in June, after my exams. Thanks for your patience.

23/05/12: So I might actually be able to start writing again on Saturday. I hope. :)

13/08/12: Oh yeah, I've got to update chapter is in the works, I'm back from holiday. Shouldn't be too long now.

08/11/12: The Masses to Masses 3 ebook is out! Link at the top of my profile.

27/12/12: It's that time of year where I'm busy with exam stuff, so it'll take until maybe the 24th January for me to be free to write. So I'm probably gonna have to push back the release of MtM4 until around then, and focus on getting everything together. Sorry guys. I'll try and make the wait worth it :)

07/05/13: I know I haven't updated this in forever, sorry. I've had some personal stuff happen in the past month which has kind of kept me off the site (as the reviewers will know now that I've gotten your replies done), and I'm back just in time for the exam period to start. I will try to update this month, but right now I'm a victim of circumstances. Really sorry everyone. Real life is a bitch sometimes.

About me?

Well, I'm a student, and enjoy rock music, epic orchestral music, and drum and bass, Deadpool in whatever media he's appeared in this time, and the Scott Pilgrim series. I don't enjoy Justin's unhealthy for a boy of his age to sound like that. Just saying. Erm...filler, be honest, you'd probably find out a lot more about me by reading Masses to Masses. But who comes onto this site to read, eh? I'll just give you the Cliff notes.

Gender: Male.
Age: Erm...pass?
Height: Frustratingly small. I'm not tiny, but not tall. The annoying point inbetween.
Consoles: Xbox 360, Playstation 2 (still the world's greatest console), Wii (yeah, I actually bought one), PS3 (I don't own it, but play at my cousin's.)
Music: That's kind of a big question...Anamanaguchi, The Script, The Killers, Train, Two Door Cinema Club, Biffy Clyro, Celldweller, Daughtry, The Fray, Snow Patrol, Persona 3 FES soundtrack, Circa Survive, Pendulum, Feeder, Deadmau5, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Temper Trap, Neon Trees, Train, The Wombats, The Libertines, Travis, The Goo Goo Dolls, Wolfmother...the list goes on and on.
Films: Toy Story (all 3 of them) , Dodgeball, District 9 (fookin' prawns), The Bourne Trilogy, Black Dynamite, most Bond films, Zoolander, Shaun of the Dead, The Monty Python movies, Airplane!, Avatar (beacuse of the effects, not the plot), Shrek 1 & 2 (3 was absolutely terrible, 4 doesn't look any better), A Serious Man, Inglorious Bastards, Anchorman, Hot Fuzz, Inception, Scott Pilgrim, Kick-Ass, In Bruges...There's more, but I can't remember them at the moment.
Games: Mass Effect (obviously), Resident Evil, Persona 3 and 4, Silent Hill, Call of Duty (single player, not a huge fan of online though I do enjoy it occassionaly), Ratchet and Clank, Guitar Hero, Final Fantasy XII, Burnout Revenge and Paradise, Heavy Rain, Dead Space, Time Crisis (in the arcades), Dead Rising, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted, Alan Wake, Jak and Daxter, Minecraft, Left 4 Dead, The Witcher 2, Super Meat Boy and other stuff I can't remember.
Occupation: Student. Glamorous, isn't it? Also amateur athlete, but that's more of a hobby than anything.
AIM: inf3ctionz
Twitter: @iNf3ctioNZ_UK

You're still reading this? Go and read my fics already! Some people...


3 untrue clichés about the British

1. No, we do not all drink tea. It's disgusting. 'Tea is not like vodka, which you can drink a lot of.' (Russian proverb)

2. No, we don't all sound like Hugh Laurie, or Hugh Grant. Even if that would be quite cool.

3. No, not all British people are meglomanical villains. That's just the idea Hollywood seems to have of us, though to be fair we do make good villains.

Masses to Masses: The Sonnet (all credit to TheRev28 for this):

A man from Britain did one day arrive
And find himself in way over his head.
Upon the Citadel he must survive
Unless he wishes to become quite dead.
So Ian goes to C-Sec on a whim.
Upon approach he gets a nice surprise:
The leader, Pallin, is expecting him.
Turns out that Ian gets a nice big prize:
That as the first human detective guy,
He gets to work with the Vakarian,
That good old Garrus, and always defy
The man to help the proletarian.
Such a pair you've never seen before.
Like brothers they do everything, and more.

It takes true skill to get kills in online FPS games by shooting people repeatedly in the toe. If you're pro enough to do it, copy and paste this to your profile!

Survey? This ought to be good.

One: Grab the nearest book, open to page eighteen. Whats line four?
Can we be a band for a minute? Like, play a song, or something.

Two: Stretch your left arm as far out as possible, what’s there? laptop. Now I've smudged the screen, nice job.

Three: What is the last thing you watched on Television?
The West Wing

Four: Without looking guess what time it is?

Five: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Circa Survive: Everyway

Six: When was the last time you stepped outside, what were you doing?
6:00pm, athletics.

Seven: Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
The computer screen. ZING.

Eight: What are you wearing?
Red and grey checked shirt, sleeves rolled up, long sleeved t-shirt underneath, jeans, thin belt, socks.

Nine: Did you dream last night?
Yeah. The screams still haunt me.

Ten: When did you last laugh?
What is laughter?

Eleven: What is on the walls of the room you are in?
'They want our bodies' scrawled in blood.

Twelve: Seen anything weird lately?
The walls of my room.

Thirteen: What do you think of this quiz?
Life changing.

Fourteen: What film did you last watch?
That one film with that one guy. No, not that one, the other one.

Fifteen: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

Sixteen: Tell me something I don't know about you:
I'm outside your window.

Seventeen: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of the guilt or consequences, what would you do.
Introduce the death penalty for people who walk really slowly in front of you, and swerve when you try and overtake.

Eighteen: Do you like to dance?
Depends who with.

Nineteen: George Bush:
Junior or Senior? Oh, wait, I don't like either...

Twenty: Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her

Twenty One: Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Isaac. Or Garrus. Or Ahriman, I'm bringing it back.

Twenty Two: What do you want to say to God when you reach the pearly gates?
I'm sorry, I think I've got the wrong address.

BONUS QUESTION: When did you stop taking this seriously?
About question nine, with a short break for eighteen and nineteen to answer properly again. Twenty two is probably genuine, as well.

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Dragonrend by Myrielle reviews
Because there was a deeper, darker version of Dragonrend… Now Alduin must learn to live again, not as a devourer of worlds, but as a man.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 54 - Words: 258,514 - Reviews: 1542 - Favs: 1,418 - Follows: 1,529 - Updated: 8/10 - Published: 2/25/2012 - [Alduin, Dragonborn/Dovahkiin]
Welcome to the New Family by TheRev28 reviews
Saren is dead. Shepard is dead. But when she comes back, Ian and I will be waiting. Let's see the Omega 4 relay try to stop us...assuming we even make it that far. Sequel to Welcome to the Family. Rated T for language.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 140,917 - Reviews: 808 - Favs: 401 - Follows: 485 - Updated: 6/1 - Published: 5/4/2012 - [Shepard (F), OC] Garrus V., Kaidan A.
Melting the Ice by Kassandra Black reviews
With the weight of the world on her shoulders, the last thing on Lara's mind is relaxation and fun. Can one certain soldier break through her icy exterior and look into her heart? Princess/Ben!
Fable - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 28,258 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 12/10/2013 - Published: 11/5/2010 - Prince/Princess/The Hero of Brightwall, Ben Finn
Mass Effect: Vindication by Kraidle reviews
It's not easy waking up on Omega in 2183 with no clue of who you are. Even worse when you are being hunted for a crime that you can't remember. Join Ben Karos in his journey to be freed from his forgotten past.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 129,534 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 11/15/2012 - Published: 7/3/2011 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)
No Strings Attached by quantumparadigm reviews
Part 1 of the 'No Strings Attached' saga. Shepard and Alenko meet each other on Trident while on shore leave. After a chance encounter leaves them instantly attracted to each other, they abandon all caution. No names, no dates, no strings attached. But once it's over, is it really over? Shenko. Pure fluff, no plot. You've been warned.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,156 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
The Spar by One Over Infinity reviews
Fan-Poem of Masses to Masses 3 . This is a short poetic recount of Ian and Melanis' sparring match.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Complete
True Identity by porcupinetheater reviews
Tom's life seemed ordinary. But, as he awakes on an exploding ship, with death close behind and his memories evaporating, even as he finds himself in possession of inexplicable biotic powers, all that is changed. A S/I fic, with multiple canon changes.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 41,013 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 4/22/2012 - Published: 9/28/2010
Welcome to The Family by TheRev28 reviews
After a very unfortunate turn of events, I find myself hip deep in the Mass Effect universe. Why could I possibly be here? How can one teenager and an unexpected companion possibly have an effect in Mass Effect? I hope I find out soon. T for language
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 169,136 - Reviews: 815 - Favs: 470 - Follows: 322 - Updated: 4/12/2012 - Published: 7/15/2011 - [Ashley W., OC] Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Relentless by Kassandra Black reviews
The story of Shepard from childhood to soldier. Eventual Shenko.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,166 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 4/4/2012 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Mass Effect: Comatose by Hadij Drake reviews
Going into a coma is much scarier than you think...and trust me, when you go down, your brain isn't dead. It's just...somewhere else at the time. Mass Effect Self-Insert, not for the faint of heart. Lots of differences from the game.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 58,558 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 4/1/2012 - Published: 2/11/2011 - Shepard (M)
Mass Effect: Dead Echo by Thunderfury12124 reviews
What begins as a horrific experience ends with me and my friends forming an elite mercenary squad in the Mass Effect universe. Begins before ME1, but will eventually progress through the game events with Shepard.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 20 - Words: 120,985 - Reviews: 250 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 2/20/2012 - Published: 3/5/2011
The Dummy's Guide to Afterlife by quantumparadigm reviews
The best tip for success at Afterlife is to maintain a low profile, carry yourself in a confident manner, and refrain displays of stupidity and ego. Should these guidelines be kept in mind, your experiences at Afterlife will be positive in nature.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 846 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/2/2011 - Complete
After the Reapers by porcupinetheater reviews
Shepard conducted his exit in a blaze of glory to destroy the reapers. Two great powers fell together. However, as a new threat arises, and members of his old crew begin to die mysteriously, it is evident that he will always be needed. Tali/Shep pairing
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 96,987 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 6/19/2011 - Published: 6/21/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (F)
These Roles We Play by Animesage reviews
After a certain incident, our 'hero' winds up in a locked room in a universe he thought only existed in his videogames, stripped down, and with his kidnapper as his only form of assistance. And to think it was such a normal day too. Self-Insert
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,225 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 6/18/2011 - Published: 1/24/2011
The Vakarians by jhoom reviews
Series of one-shots about the lives of Garrus, Shepard and their two adopted sons after ME3. Based on two OCs. My story "Shepard's Son" fits in with these one-shots.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,285 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 4/18/2011 - Published: 4/3/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Leads by Herr Wozzeck reviews
A single lead can change everything. So can following one lead over another. A look into what could have been if Scott Shelby was not the Origami Killer and did some genuinely good investigating.
Heavy Rain - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 51,707 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/16/2011 - Published: 5/12/2010 - Scott S., Lauren W.
Second by ElectricZ reviews
ME2-When Shepard is off the ship, the squad begins to chafe under Miranda's command. They look to Garrus to replace her as XO, but Garrus isn't sure mutiny is the answer. Garrus, Miranda, Tali, Jacob, Mordin and other supporting characters. Not a shipfic. Shepard-Free.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,768 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 299 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 12/1/2010 - Published: 7/10/2010 - Garrus V., Miranda L., Tali'Zorah, Jacob T. - Complete
God Hand: Eye of the Badass by Hizumi the Ninja reviews
This tells the tale of Gene shortly after getting the Godhand, adapting to his new power as he takes on a gang rumored to worship demons... none of it his choice, of course. Set as a prequel before the events that happen in the game.
God Hand - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,859 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 10/8/2010 - Published: 7/21/2010
Mass Vexations by Herr Wozzeck reviews
Vexations. Music of Erik Satie. Somehow, it transported me to the Mass Effect universe. Might as well make the best of it, and by that I mean help the crew stop Saren and the Geth, all without telling my real origins. Self-insert. Kaidan/Shepard
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 22 - Words: 187,688 - Reviews: 264 - Favs: 658 - Follows: 222 - Updated: 7/20/2010 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Shepard (F), U. Wrex, Tali'Zorah, OC - Complete
Invictus by Fever Dream reviews
Jillian Shepard travels to Palaven in an attempt to convince the Primarchs of the Turian Hierarchy that the Reaper threat is real. However, after a PR disaster concerning her unconventional personal life, complications and cross-cultural conflicts arise.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 89,571 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 287 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 7/12/2010 - Published: 5/12/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Drifting by CannedCream reviews
One Chapter Story: Under the blackmail of Cerberus, a once normal man named David Bastian is forced to spy on the galaxy's greatest hero and first human Specter in this tale filled with espionage, romance, and murder.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 45,053 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/17/2010
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Masses to Masses 4 reviews
Entire colonies are disappearing. The only thing standing between humanity and the Collectors are an extremist organisation and a once dead Spectre. Ian Shaw may have survived Omega, but as a suicide mission looms and old faces emerge, he's about to find the future he thought he knew may no longer be so certain. And that the past is never far behind. Cover by GeneralHarryHousin.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 83,002 - Reviews: 584 - Favs: 654 - Follows: 800 - Updated: 5/26 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Thane K., Kasumi G.
Task Force Hydra reviews
Task Force Hydra. The four greatest spec ops troops in the galaxy. Against all foes, their greatest enemy may be themselves. But in times like these, they must fight together or die together. Welcome aboard the SSV Marathon. Welcome to the task force.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,618 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 3/20/2013 - Published: 4/16/2012 - Admiral Hackett, Shepard (M), Councilor Sparatus
Masses to Masses 3 reviews
With Shepard gone and the crew disbanded, it should have just been two years waiting. Instead, Garrus and I face a new squad, a new station, new enemies, and a web of crime that's gonna take a hell of an untangling. Welcome to Omega. Welcome to Hell. Thanks to wielkiboss on DeviantArt for the cover.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 66 - Words: 396,438 - Reviews: 2382 - Favs: 683 - Follows: 473 - Updated: 11/6/2012 - Published: 6/24/2011 - Garrus V., Aria T'Loak, Lantar Sidonis - Complete
Meet Me at the Bar reviews
Garrus Vakarian has a burning fear; losing the one thing he has left in the galaxy. So when Shepard leaves him behind to finish her mission, Garrus is determined not to let her go. Begins from the end run to the Crucible, continuation of the cliffhanger in the Destroy ending. Garrus/Shepard, oneshot, EC spoilers.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,335 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 22 - Published: 6/30/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Masses to Masses: Case Zero reviews
There's a story behind every detective duo. Set a day before Masses to Masses, Garrus Vakarian faces an investigation into illegal weapons...and what should have been just a simple day in the office quickly turns into precisely the opposite.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,849 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 10/7/2011 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Garrus V.
Masses to Masses 2 reviews
After two years with Garrus at C-Sec, it's finally time. Shepard's here, and we've got a rogue Spectre to stop, a Reaper to defeat, a missing girlfriend to the only way we know how. With plenty of gunfire, one-liners and romance! Sequel fic. Thanks to wielkiboss on DeviantArt for the cover.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 40 - Words: 241,183 - Reviews: 1224 - Favs: 617 - Follows: 259 - Updated: 3/17/2011 - Published: 10/5/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., U. Wrex, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Masses to Masses reviews
After a freak event sends me into the ME universe 2 years before ME1, I find myself working at C-Sec. As if dealing with serial killers, drug smugglers, and Garrus Vakarian wasn't enough, I need to work out why I was sent here, and I need to survive. Thanks to wielkiboss on DeviantArt for the cover.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 34 - Words: 102,397 - Reviews: 641 - Favs: 803 - Follows: 285 - Updated: 9/25/2010 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Executor Pallin - Complete