Biff McLaughlin
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Joined 05-15-10, id: 2364615, Profile Updated: 04-18-13
Author has written 8 stories for Dragon Age, Elder Scroll series, Mass Effect, and Assassin's Creed.

I may as well put it out there right off the top...I am a middle-aged woman, or a late blooming nerd, take your pick, with a love of computerized RPG game, namely Dragon Age: Origins, although that series has been sadly neglected for a while. I am attempting to get back into it, however. I'm also a major Mass Effect Trilogy fan (Shenko, with a little Shega one-shot on the side), and I've done a little Skyirm.

Errors I hate to see in writing (so please point to any I make in my own story if you read it, because one should practice what one preaches):

Its versus it's. Its is the possessive, it's is the contraction for it is.

Confusion over plurals and possessives. One Warden, two Wardens, one Warden's armour, two Wardens' armour. I hate seeing stuff like "The Warden's did this..." or "The Wardens blade...".

Compliment versus complement. Think of it this way: if you LIke something, use compLIment. If you mean one thing compLEtes something, use complement.

Then versus than. Then refers to a moment in time, or something in a sequence, as in when. "First this happened, then that happened." Than is a conjunction used in comparisons. "This is better than that."

Their and there. The first is a possessive, the second a location. Hear and here...self explanatory and a silly error to make.

Trust me when I tell you it is grammatically correct to write "try to", not "try and". The second you add the conjunction 'and' you are talking about a second thing or action.

Split infinitives, although I'm not sure why they bother me. The most famous is "to boldly go where no man has gone before" from Star Trek. The marker 'to' has been split from the bare infinitive 'go' by an adverb and should be written "to go boldly...".

People are 'whos' not 'whats'. "They were the people who..." not "They were the people that...". Drives me nuts how many people do that.

With spelling, I use my word processor's spell check feature and use Google Chrome, which also spell checks. Very handy things so it amazes me some people don't use their spell checkers. Finally, sloppy proofreading and editing, to which I sometimes fall prey when I get too obsessive and keep revising. In my case, one final read through without any revising (other than to correct errors) is essential.

That said, errors I've recently found in my writing: hoard instead of horde (dammit, still need to fix that!), lead instead of led (what the...I know the difference, really!), missing or mismatched quotation marks, missing articles, redundant unnecessary repetition ( :-) ).

Okay, grammar lesson is over.

If you read any of my stories, please consider taking a moment to let me know what you think of them. Cheers!

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Shades of Grey by ProsePrincess reviews
SPOILER WARNING.DA:O Awakening. Newly appointed Warden-Commander Alyxandria "Falcon" Cousland has loved and lost. Now she must fight a new generation of darkspawn with companions both old and new. Anders/Nate/FemCousland love triangle. Rated M.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 53 - Words: 219,333 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 4/5/2018 - Published: 4/18/2010 - Cousland, Nathaniel H.
DragonAge: The Halla Reborn by Eva Galana reviews
A young elven craftswoman, friend of the queen, respected member of the Elven community. A nobleman's obsession causes her carefully planned future to diverge upon a much different path: To unite a nation against all odds and stop the Blight.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 83 - Words: 459,582 - Reviews: 541 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 3/5/2016 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Alistair, Tabris - Complete
Post Blight Management for Dummies by Zute reviews
Lucy, vastly pregnant, is ordered to Amaranthine to become the Warden-Commander. "I'll delegate a lot," she told Zevran. "It'll be a piece of cake."
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 256,070 - Reviews: 587 - Favs: 221 - Follows: 212 - Updated: 2/17/2015 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Zevran A., Loghain M. T., Anders - Complete
The Old Codger and the Virgin by Heiwako reviews
Delvin is taking a moment alone in the Flagon reflecting on how things have changed over the years when young Barri shows up and tells him that she's going to go investigate a rumor involving the Dark Brotherhood. Delvin fears for her and does anything he can to convince her to stay. PWP.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,180 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 13 - Published: 11/18/2012 - Delvin Mallory, Dragonborn/Dovahkiin - Complete
Apostates of Amaranthine by Amhran Comhrac reviews
With Amaranthine safe, Maggie Amell hopes she can finally focus on rebuilding the order and her home. Obviously nothing in her life could ever be that simple. Postgame, with lots of OCs. Spoilers for Origins/Awakening
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 109 - Words: 529,125 - Reviews: 1545 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 327 - Updated: 2/5/2012 - Published: 4/18/2010 - Amell, Anders
Blue Skies, Fresh Air, Freedom, and Darkspawn by Amhran Comhrac reviews
Before Maggie Amell became the Warden Commander she was just a big-mouthed mage happy for any chance to leave the Circle. Being a Grey Warden isn't easy, but it's certainly better than the tower! Set in the Never Boring/Apostates of Amaranthine universe
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 208,310 - Reviews: 496 - Favs: 202 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 2/4/2012 - Published: 8/12/2010 - Zevran A., Amell
At Your Side by mille libri reviews
Hawke came to Kirkwall to protect her family. She isn't ready for the changes ahead or the men who will help her through them: the dwarf who becomes her best friend and the elf she can't resist. Together they'll solve a dark mystery and change Kirkwall.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 46 - Words: 172,867 - Reviews: 623 - Favs: 699 - Follows: 379 - Updated: 1/27/2012 - Published: 3/25/2011 - [Fenris, Hawke] - Complete
Dragon Age: The Kill by Shadow of Light reviews
Zevran, friend of Warden Commander Asleena Cousland. Shianni, elf of Denerim. Xai, Crow turned Warden. Shale, once dwarf, once golem. Ciela Tabris...who never had Duncan attend her wedding. The Tevinter Imperium. Blood Mages. Sequel to 'The Hunt'.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 84,633 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 12/27/2011 - Published: 7/1/2010 - Zevran A., Tabris
A Place to Call Home by Cadsuane reviews
Several years after the Blight, a drunken Alistair finds a chance at a new life.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 39,922 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/18/2011 - Published: 1/4/2011 - Alistair - Complete
A Southern Californian in King Cailan's Court by Zute reviews
Elissa's soul is misplaced and a earth woman becomes a Grey Warden without even knowing what one is. How a modern, earth woman adapts and solves Ferelden's problems, like the Blight and the lack of flush toilets.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 65 - Words: 288,459 - Reviews: 828 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 8/10/2011 - Published: 9/8/2010 - Alistair, Zevran A., Loghain M. T., Riordan - Complete
Saving Us by Pre-Reform-Voice reviews
Sequel to By Any Other Name. Rated M for safety. Contains storyline of Awakening and well beyond. Epilogues not disregarded but twisted, might be considered very very VERY slightly AU. Very.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 107,383 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 3/31/2011 - Published: 6/3/2010 - Tabris, Zevran A. - Complete
Two Sides of the Same Coin by Nightsfury reviews
Love hurts, metaphorically and literally. That lesson is one every Crow learns early. But there is another side to that particular sovereign. And sometimes you learn it in the last place you expected. Goes AU in places. m/m
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 102,758 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 3/6/2011 - Published: 5/3/2010 - Zevran A., Tabris
When Fate Summons by mille libri reviews
Sequel to "No Armor Against Fate". When the daughter of the Warden Commander and King Alistair goes missing, a band of adventurers must assemble to find her. Contains spoilers for Origins/Awakening. Alistair/f!Aeducan.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 83 - Words: 138,291 - Reviews: 528 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 2/25/2011 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Alistair, Aeducan - Complete
A Child Unexpected by skybound2 reviews
Kallian Tabris decides to leave Ferelden for Seheron with Sten, but a night spent with Zevran prior to the fall of the Archdemon has a lasting impact.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 68,356 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 2/10/2011 - Published: 2/14/2010 - [Zevran A., Tabris] Alistair, Sten - Complete
Duty's Burden by zevgirl reviews
Sequel to A Sense of Duty. Zevran/Elissa at Vigil's Keep, and beyond, after being kicked out by Alistair. Includes some Awakening story and characters Nathaniel/Cousland/Zevran. Lots of Zevran romantic goodness.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 96,976 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 10/14/2010 - Published: 4/12/2010 - [Cousland, Zevran A.] [Alistair, OC] - Complete
Duty's Choice: The Bastards of Ferelden by Willowstead reviews
After the pain of "Duty" and the trials of "Duty's Journey" Elinora Cousland has finally returned to Alistair & is ready to take up command of the Wardens of Ferelden. But the ghosts of the past will not stay quiet & something new is on the rise...R&R!
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 46 - Words: 77,732 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/12/2010 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Alistair, Cousland
The Road Ahead by Kilyra reviews
aka, Horrors and Joys: A dark tale following the end of the blight, while rebuilding the Grey Wardens, the main character must deal with a new development that would usually be a joy...
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 47,585 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/6/2010 - Published: 2/15/2010 - Tabris, Zevran A. - Complete
Dragon Age: The Hunt by Shadow of Light reviews
The Blight has ended, the Archdemon slain, but the Hero of Ferelden does not yet mean to rest. Alistair fled Denerim before the siege and she intends to track him down. Either he will return with her, or she will burn that bridge forever.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 130,211 - Reviews: 594 - Favs: 424 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 6/12/2010 - Published: 1/8/2010 - Cousland, Zevran A. - Complete
Darker than the Black City by Doxx reviews
A dark m!Cousland story, set after DA:A. A rather angry Aedan cousland tracks down Zevran, his lost lover. M/M, non-con, violence, angst and smut. Spoilers for Awakening plotline, and if you had a relationship with Zevran.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 43,642 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/9/2010 - Published: 4/5/2010 - Zevran A., Cousland - Complete
By Any Other Name by Pre-Reform-Voice reviews
After the catastrophic events in the alienage, Núria Tabris finds herself conscripted into the Grey Wardens, surrounded by humans, and forced to carry a weight on her shoulders that threatens to overwhelm her. Author chooses not to warn.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 101,982 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/26/2010 - Published: 3/29/2010 - [Tabris, Zevran A.] - Complete
Duty's Journey by Willowstead reviews
Sequel to "Duty." Alistair & Elinora must walk their paths apart & only by fulfilling their duties can they reunite. Rated M for sex & violence. Thanks everyone who had followed, favorited, alerted and reviewed!
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 49,849 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 5/18/2010 - Published: 4/9/2010 - Cousland, Alistair
No Armor Against Fate by mille libri reviews
When honor and happiness go in different directions, how do you salvage yourselves from the parting? Alistair/Fem Aeducan.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 37 - Words: 42,532 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 4/18/2010 - Published: 2/16/2010 - [Alistair, Aeducan] - Complete
Sensible Creatures by Maeve's Child reviews
Pragmatism has its own rewards.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 57,256 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 3/28/2010 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Loghain M. T., Amell - Complete
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For Gain and Glory reviews
Edward Kenway's search for gain and glory would lead him on many adventures, but at what cost? When all is said and done, who will be at his side to enjoy the spoils of his labour? Rated M for language, violence, and mature themes.
Assassin's Creed - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,221 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/18/2014 - Published: 10/2/2014 - Edward K., Edward T./Blackbeard, Mary R., Adéwalé
This is What Matters reviews
The story of Kathryn Shepard and Kaidan Alenko, spanning all 3 games. Will stray from canon. Rated M for suggestive scenes.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 93 - Words: 182,411 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 10/7/2014 - Published: 4/16/2012 - J. Garson, Kaidan A.
Companions and Lovers reviews
Vilkas asks Brynja, the Dragonborn, to accompany him to Driftshade Refuge to wipe out the Silver Hand and retrieve the fragments of Wuuthrad. The journey takes an interesting turn. Written for Zute as part of a holiday gift exchange.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,602 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 24 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin, Vilkas
I Owe the Man a Drink reviews
A prompt fill for a scene after Commander Shepard has a drink with Vega, when some PWP or romance ensues. Safe for work!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,033 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/23/2012 - J. Garson, James V.
A Second Chance: Awakenings reviews
AU. Sequel to "A Second Chance". Commander Kallian Arainai moves to Vigil's Keep to rebuild the order. As the birth of their child nears, tragedy strikes, threatening what they have built together.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 120,008 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 7/6/2012 - Published: 1/31/2011 - Zevran A., Tabris
The Chronicles of Isobel Navale reviews
This is a series of one shots based on the adventures of Isobel Navale. Rated M for suggestive scenes. F!Dovahkiin/various pairings.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,728 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Dragonborn/Dovahkiin
A Second Chance: OutTakes reviews
Complements my "A Second Chance" stories. Rated M for suggestive scenes. Various pairings.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,268 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/9/2011 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Zevran A., Tabris
A Second Chance reviews
A telling of the romance between Zevran and Kallian Tabris, rated M for suggestive scenes. Zevran/Kallian. Complemented by "A Second Chance: The OutTakes" and the sequel "A Second Chance: Awakenings.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 126,582 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 5/1/2011 - Published: 5/22/2010 - Zevran A., Tabris - Complete
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