Dreamer In Silico
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Joined 09-18-10, id: 2543189, Profile Updated: 05-28-15
Author has written 8 stories for Labyrinth, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age.

Dreamer In Silico

Level 5 Graduate Student

Race: Engineer

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:

Complete:

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:

In Progress:

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.

Upcoming:

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.

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Of Whoresons and Nobles by DragonReine reviews
Love is no more than another tool in an assassin's repertoire, a charade to trick and deceive and murder, but even a Crow such as he was defenceless when faced with the real thing. Zevran-centric PoV, M!Cousland/Zevran
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 176,608 - Reviews: 561 - Favs: 402 - Follows: 416 - Updated: 8/5 - Published: 6/7/2010 - Zevran A., Cousland
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 30546 - Favs: 17,000 - Follows: 14,705 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
The Tale of Jaiden Tabris by Genjutsu-Dragon reviews
How the Hero of the Fifth Blight rose from nothing to become a legend - and found unexpected companions, and love, on the way. Fem!Tabris/Leliana. Update: A curse is broken.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 126,034 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 7/9/2013 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Leliana, Tabris
The Importance of Giving in to Temptation by sqbr reviews
"Sin" is a matter of perspective. Seven moments in the relationship of Fenris, May Hawke, and Isabela. Fenris/f!Hawke/Isabela, fluffier companion to "Blood Magic".
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,600 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/4/2011 - [Isabela, Fenris, Hawke (F)] - Complete
Heroes and Damsels by sqbr reviews
Isabela doesn't need rescuing...except when she does. Fenris/Isabela, very loose sequel to "That Night".
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,864 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/17/2011 - [Isabela, Fenris] - Complete
Say My Name by Sonata IX reviews
True names can grant power over the bearer, but Sarah's always been different and speaking HIS name will rescind the words spoken ten years ago. Jareth/Sarah
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,920 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/19/2010 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Forged in Darkness: A Dark Brotherhood Tale by Raven Studios reviews
Sarielle left home and walked straight into the arms of the Dark Brotherhood. Now with a traitor threatening the only family she can belong to, Sarielle finds herself one of two who can stop the traitor. Rated T for adult themes, violence, and language.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 73 - Words: 258,218 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 234 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 5/20/2008 - Published: 4/25/2008 - Complete
What You Wish For by KnifeEdge reviews
Some advice: The way forward is sometimes the way back. Take nothing for granted. Look before you leap. Things aren't always what they seem. Remember, Faeries bite. And most of all, be careful what you wish for... JxS. Now Complete.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 27,294 - Reviews: 681 - Favs: 1,328 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 12/31/2006 - Published: 12/19/2006 - Complete
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You Sang Me of Some Distant Past
Catrin Hawke and Morrigan were friends and lovers as young women before the Blight, their relationship spanning years of Morrigan's occasional visits to Lothering. After eleven years' separation, they unexpectedly meet again in Skyhold. (F!Hawke/Morrigan)
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,805 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/28 - Morrigan, Hawke (F) - Complete
No Moment Was Made to Last
F!Surana/Morrigan. Aeris Surana and Morrigan were close. Neither was comfortable putting a word to just how close. A six-part tale of their relationship through Origins.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,840 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/21 - Morrigan, Surana - Complete
The Names We're Given reviews
Mei Surana has a past far more colorful than that of the average Circle mage, and saving the world isn't quite ambitious enough. The unlikeliest alliances are sometimes the most fruitful, but their consequences are the true wildcards. F!Surana/Zevran.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 49,692 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/7/2014 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Surana, Zevran A.
Fear Me, Love Me reviews
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)
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,240 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/21/2013 - Jareth, Sarah - Complete
Love Without Your Heartbeat reviews
Alternate and much darker ending to Talespinner. Blame my beta reader. Much angst inside.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,965 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Talespinner reviews
Sarah enters college as an aspiring writer, but her father disapproves. A series of strange and wonderful dreams re-inspire her, and renewed contact with Jareth will reveal many things about the fae realms... and how Sarah's work affects them. COMPLETE.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 87,826 - Reviews: 623 - Favs: 592 - Follows: 301 - Updated: 10/31/2011 - Published: 9/23/2010 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
The Olive Branch reviews
COMPLETE. Sarah is not looking forward to spending Thanksgiving alone. A last-minute dinner invitation from Jareth means company for the holiday, and it may just be the thing to make their years of feuding take a turn for the better...
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,271 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 11/27/2010 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
A Starfield and a Photograph reviews
Only hours away from the Omega 4 relay, Mara Shepard must untangle her convoluted feelings about Liara and find hope for the future, should she survive the imminent mission. One-shot, with potential Shepard/Liara followup story. Fem!Shepard/Liara.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,693 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete