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Joined 11-17-10, id: 2620413, Profile Updated: 05-17-15
Author has written 4 stories for StarTrek: Voyager, Mass Effect, Fallout, and Elder Scroll series.

So I'm 6thfloormadness, a twenty-something male living in the United States.

I got into fanfiction in high school (Baldur's Gate stories from the Attic over at Gamejag, if you're curious) but didn't start writing it until halfway through college. I mostly only read fanfiction about Bioware games though I've expanded into Bethesda games as well as Avatar The Last Airbender.

I make it a point to respond to all reviews, be they good, bad, long or short. Because of that, it really annoys me when I get anonymous reviews, especially if they say something I want to reply to. If you want me to review one of your stories (or hell, beta it) I'll happily do it but please notice the requirement I listed in the previous paragraph.

Some behind-the-scenes information about my stories:

A Technological Singularity- It originally started as what-if exercise but it has become something different over the course of writing it. I discovered that I enjoyed writing humorous character interaction (well it's humorous to me and some readers, some people find it annoying). I also found out that the Borg presented me with the opportunity to look at the philosophical implications of their situation. I try to avoid Author Filibuster in favor of showing different perspectives of the situation but I don't know how successful I am in keeping my opinions out of my work. Furthermore, the longer the story goes on the further my Borg get from canon Borg, mostly because, while canon Borg are very iconic, they are rather stupid in their adherence to their image. They are utterly reliant on assimilation because they can't do anything themselves, if they were to take over the galaxy, stagnation would occur. Hence why I've changed things.

People have complained that the story takes too long to get going, that I waste too much time with the set up when I should have just done a timeline. This was deliberate on my part. To me, a timeline feels like a cop out. A timeline is just an excuse to jump right to the action which, if all you want to do is write a story about the Turians getting curb-stomped, works fine I guess. I am not just having the Borg happen to be in Mass Effect, I am merging two series technology and lore. I want to create a believable universe for my characters to inhabit. That requires time and backstory.

Late Night Worries- Like I mentioned in the story, this was inspired by reading a similar story about Miranda staying up late at night in Shepard's quarters. I wanted to see if I could write romance with any degree of skill and at the time there were very few MShepard/Jack stories on the site (heck there still aren't that many) so I decided to use n7walker's story premise and just swap out the love interest. I like to think it turned out well but I am a little biased in that regard. I have the sort-of-almost-a-story idea for a sequel where Jack and Shepard go on a date on the Citadel but I have no idea if that will ever get written.

Anthropophagy- Why is the story called Anthropophagy and not Cannibalism when they basically mean the same thing? Because Cannibalism is too obvious and I thought it sounded stupid. Simple as that. The story started when I dug up an essay about hunger I had left over from a creative writing class so I decided to tweak it and see if I could turn it into a first person narrative. I created a problem for myself with this story in that the first chapter works fine as a stand-alone but the second chapter hints at a story arc so I forced myself to write the third chapter as a resolution. I'm not particularly happy with it but it was bugging me leaving it unfinished.

Cold Blooded Love- This story suffers from the same problem as Anthropophagy: when I first started writing it I planned it to be a one-shot but I very clearly set the stage for arc that needs to be finished. This story remains unfinished, not because I don't know how to end it, but because I don't want to. I lost interest in the story shortly after posting it. I've been debating whether or not to delete the story because I could eventually get around to finishing it, just not anytime soon.

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Tankards and Tempers by Useful Oxymoron reviews
The story of the elven Bhaalspawn Laska Leafwalker and her friends, as they stumble through Amn and beyond looking for adventure, fun and a kidnapped little sister. Contains femslash and various forms of absurdism.
Baldur's Gate - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 139 - Words: 622,676 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 9/23/2012
Tattooed Romance by ZenWriterZero reviews
Extended scenes between Jack and Shepard. Because there was a severe lack of Jack in Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,089 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 15 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Shepard (M), Jack
Mass Effect: Requiescat by Bombsquad reviews
Requiescat: A prayer asking that the soul of a dead person might be at rest. There must be an end...to all things, to all battles, to all struggles. Those who have given everything must know peace.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 28,856 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 4/8/2012 - Published: 3/12/2012 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah
Skin Deep by Ryoko Metallium reviews
Arayna lives the life like any other average teenager. Her life is as normal as it can be, excluding the fact she's the daughter of the two most famous people in the galaxy: Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian. Warning: Occasional flashback
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 29,066 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 11/22/2011 - Published: 10/13/2010 - Garrus V.
You'll Need to Hear the Whole Story by SonicH2O reviews
Varric told Cassandra much of the Champions story, but he left out some bits…and didn't know others. The full story of Garrett Hawke, Apostate and Champion of Kirkwall covers a full decade…not just three years of a decade. M Later. Hawke/Isabela.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 51,509 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 8/21/2011 - Published: 4/2/2011 - Hawke (M), Isabela
Fallout 3: Modus Operandi by commandocucumber reviews
A supermutant ambush leaves Sentinel Sarah Lyons stranded in the middle of the Capital Wasteland with no supplies of any kind, and only one way home: Work alongside the enigmatic Lone Wanderer, who has his own agenda.
Fallout - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 68,171 - Reviews: 346 - Favs: 583 - Follows: 235 - Updated: 6/21/2011 - Published: 4/20/2011 - Sarah Lyons, Lone Wanderer - Complete
Mass Effect: A new past by Bombsquad reviews
A different history to Mass Effect in which Human technology develops along different lines than anything the Citadel knows...an Alternative History of Mass Effect.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 137,294 - Reviews: 631 - Favs: 1,174 - Follows: 615 - Updated: 5/18/2011 - Published: 12/11/2010 - Complete
Of Beards and Elven History by Madam Grey reviews
M!Hawke/Merrill. "And I would know dirty," she added, and he got the distinct feeling from the lecherous grin spreading across her face the note of unabashed triumph in her voice was at his expense.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,253 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/22/2011 - Hawke (M), Merrill - Complete
Razor's Edge by Tairis Deamhan reviews
Mass Effect 2 novelization, the life of one spectre that's seen more than his share of the galaxy's dark side. If you've already died once the question becomes what's worth living for? It's the question that will have to be answered to save a galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 37 - Words: 260,290 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 816 - Follows: 305 - Updated: 3/11/2011 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
About Horizon by FightfortheLost reviews
Shepard hid the emotional wounds inflicted on Horizon from the crew, but someone can only be pushed so far before something in them breaks. A message was the final push. Prior FemShepxKaidan. Signs of possible FemShepxGarrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,545 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
In The Dead of Night by n7walker reviews
Miranda can't sleep. So she does what we all do. She messes around on the net. She writes a letter. She makes some personal discoveries. One-Shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,067 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 14 - Published: 12/6/2010 - Miranda L., Shepard (M) - Complete
The Essence and Nature of Attraction by Alphawolf69 reviews
Set in Chapter Five -mild spoilers. ‘It was a terrible, nightmarish dream come true.’ -the course of True Love never did run smooth, as one hero knows all too well. As if being a Bhaalspawn wasn't bad enough...
Baldur's Gate - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,692 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/17/2008 - Complete
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A Technological Singularity reviews
AU. How did the Borg Collective come to be? What if the Systems Alliance had the Borg as allies during The First Contact War?
Crossover - StarTrek: Voyager & Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 119,339 - Reviews: 448 - Favs: 535 - Follows: 615 - Updated: 2/7 - Published: 10/3/2011
Anthropophagy reviews
The Lone Wanderer has an addiction and he hates himself for it.
Fallout - Rated: M - English - Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,186 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/12/2014 - Published: 10/13/2012 - Lone Wanderer - Complete
Cold Blooded Love reviews
The Dragonborn's wife has been kidnapped by vampires.
Elder Scroll series - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,961 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/23/2013
Late Night Worries reviews
One-shot. Jack has concerns about her relationship with Shepard. Rated M for Jack's language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,245 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/2/2012 - Jack, Shepard (M) - Complete