Author has written 8 stories for Labyrinth, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age.
Dreamer In Silico
Level 5 Graduate Student
Alignment: Chaotic AWESOME
Special abilities: Frequent All-Nighters (takes reduced penalties for sleep dept; further reduced by availability of coffee), Matlab-fu, bad physics jokes, can do calculus while intoxicated
Weaknesses: Minecraft, nerd-sniping, the Internet, alarm clocks
Likes: Books, gaming, the color blue, thunderstorms, MAD SCIENCE, vegetables, MS Excel, swords, cats, modern dance, and deriving the laws of thermodynamics in fictional game worlds
Dislikes: Bigotry, apostrophe abuse, dialogue where the characters say each others' names every three sentences, MS Word, sunlight, bubbles in my @*&$#& agar plates, decaf coffee (is abomination)
*Find me on Tumblr! (dreamerinsilico.tumblr.com/tagged/fic) I write a lot of things that don't get posted here, either because they're short and rough (Tumblr seems positively made for drabbles, whereas I'd see them as clutter on my ff.net page), or because they're more explicit than I think is technically supposed to be on this site. ;) It all ends up either posted on or linked to on my tumblr, so if you're bored, feel free to peruse. (You'll find work from Labyrinth, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Star Wars: TOR fandoms there.) Exhaustive fic index:
Talespinner (Labyrinth) - Sarah is an aspiring writer, and despite her father's disapproval resolves to pursue that goal through college after an unexpected token from Jareth appears in her room one evening. After she begins to have vivid dreams of the Underground, an eventual confrontation with its King is inevitable - and informative. Sarah learns many things about the fae realms, and even how her work can affect them for the better... but both she and Jareth are playing a perilous game, and it may be that neither fully understands the stakes. (Inspired by Pika-la-Cynique's reverse-illustration challenge, and snowballed out of control from there!) Jareth/Sarah... of course. AMAZING COVER ART by DragonReine:
Love Without Your Heartbeat (Labyrinth) - Alternate ending to Talespinner. For those who like their fantasy several shades darker. (Jareth/Sarah)
The Olive Branch (Labyrinth) - Thanksgiving hijinks, humor, and a hint of romance. (Jareth/Sarah)
Fear Me, Love Me (Labyrinth) - From a prompt on Tumblr. Sarah has returned to the Labyrinth to be Jareth's queen. He thinks he has a pet bird on a chain, but Sarah learns too quickly and too well to remain a royal plaything for long - somewhere along the line, the tables are turned. (Goblin Queen!Sarah/Jareth)
A Starfield and a Photograph (Mass Effect) - Short piece looking at the calm before the storm in ME2. (F!Shepard/Liara implied)
No Moment Was Made to Last (Dragon Age) - Aeris Surana and Morrigan were close. Neither was comfortable putting a word to just how close. A six-part tale of their story through Origins, written for the Dragon Age Holiday Cheer 2014 event. (F!Surana/Morrigan)
You Sang Me of Some Distant Past (Dragon Age) - Morrigan and Catrin Hawke were friends and lovers as young women before the Blight. Eleven years later, they meet again by chance at Skyhold. Written for the Dragon Age Big Bang 2015, and set in the continuity of The Names We're Given, though it can stand alone easily. (F!Hawke/Morrigan) Artwork by thereinafter:
The Names We're Given (Dragon Age) - Mei Surana has a past far more colorful than that of the average Circle mage, and if she's going to save Ferelden from the Blight, she'll be damned sure to use her influence to shape the country along the way. The unlikeliest alliances are sometimes the most fruitful, but their consequences are the true wildcards. Spotlighted companions are Zevran, Morrigan, and Alistair. (F!Surana/Zevran) - Effectively on hiatus at present, but not dead yet, I promise.
Dreamweaver (Labyrinth) - Sequel to Talespinner. Writing is in-progress, but I'm not going to start posting it until I've gotten more of it ironed out and on a page.
Betaing: I do it! I like it! Shout-out to the awesome writers I've been working with recently - you should check out their work!
Blackcross-Taylor (Day's End) - A fantastically epic story set around the events of the Baldur's Gate II Throne of Bhaal expansion; I put down the novel I was reading for two weeks to catch up on the story when she first asked me to beta, and enjoyed every minute of it.
kalenel (For Such Loss, Abundant Recompense and At the Violet Hour) - A matched pair of lovely f!Shepard/Thane Mass Effect fics that are rich in detail and charged emotions, and have the best characterizations of the alien races that I've yet seen. The first story is from Shepard's point of view; the second from Thane's.
Busty Galore (Moments In Between) - A look at the gaps in the timeline of Dragon Age 2, full of interesting and sometimes unexpected encounters, and deliciously cheeky humor.
Exia (Synodic Day) - An imaginatively detailed look at some key points in Thane's growing-up years, transitioning into a f!Shepard/Thane romance.