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Joined 12-19-10, id: 2662865, Profile Updated: 05-26-15
Author has written 17 stories for Mass Effect, RWBY, Red vs. Blue, and Destiny.

Howdy-do folks. My name's Dylan, and I'm a student from Lancaster, PA. Before you ask, no...I'm not Amish, nor do I drive a tractor to school every day. As of 8-16-12, I'm now at college in Nashville.

Good news, everyone! If you've ever felt that you want Welcome to the Family on the go, you're now in luck! I've turned WttF into an ebook, available here at It's free!

Check me out on tumblr! It's honestly where I do most of my writing now (what little there is):

If, for some reason, you want to know more about me...well here ya go.

Gender: Male.

Age: Enough

Height: About so-so

Consoles: The gaming kind

Music: Yes.

Films: The one where the team has to get together to stop that one dude from doing the thing and fucking up the place. No, not that one, the other one.

Games: The kind I can play.

Books: Anything that doesn't take place on Earth.

Occupation: Academia


Wonderful Praise for Welcome to the Family

Herr Wozzeck: "So far, you're the author of the only fanfic I've ever yelled at in my life. Think about that: there's that much investment going down."

The Cursed and Torn: "I have to say that this is a very engaging story, and one of the better written SI stories I've seen. Its right up there with Masses to Masses, Team MilkyWay, and Mass Vexations."

Sarge1995: "...you've taken this all and made SI writing fresh once more!"

S3ek: "This story is number two in my top three, just under Masses to Masses."

CuHnadian: "Fantastic and unexpected drama, [spoiler] in particular was one of the best scenes I've read in any FF."

porcupinetheater: "Dylan feels absolutely real, without succumbing to one of those bullshit Mary Sue types."

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Masses to Masses 4 by iNf3ctioNZ 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: 580 - Favs: 633 - Follows: 774 - Updated: 5/26 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Thane K., Kasumi G.
The Spirit of Redemption by Myetel reviews
The Spectres fight against threats to both the galaxy and their families on Mindoir. Shepard/Garrus, multiple OCs, largely expanded universe. Includes Redemption, Hunt, Unity, and Victory.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 162 - Words: 3,404,794 - Reviews: 2003 - Favs: 638 - Follows: 365 - Updated: 10/14/2014 - Published: 2/11/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
With Jane as My Shepard by Bronzedamazon reviews
After finding Jane in the year 2013, we've assimilated a new crew from our time that is forced to face the world that is Mass Effect with those that have already lived the tale. A continuation of "Welcome to Earth, 2013" featuring the same rag tag team of beloved characters that you have come to know through the previous trials and tribulations in the first story.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 31,861 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 6/29/2014 - Published: 7/3/2013 - Shepard (F), U. Wrex, Liara T'Soni, Garrus V.
Mass Vexations 3 by Herr Wozzeck reviews
We kicked the Collectors' asses. But now, we have the Reapers coming, threatening galactic extinction. Good thing we have the crew of the Normandy to try and stop it. And I'm in it to the end. Self-insert, sequel to MV2, various pairings.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 48 - Words: 603,088 - Reviews: 601 - Favs: 348 - Follows: 306 - Updated: 2/7/2014 - Published: 8/21/2011 - Shepard (F), Tali'Zorah, OC - Complete
Bedside Manner by Orion Matrix reviews
Ruby suddenly falls seriously ill, and Weiss is there to help her. But during this time the heiress starts to think about her interactions with Ruby, and realizes that things have to change, even as she tries to find out why Ruby is sick in the first place. Ruby x Weiss, White Rose, updated to Multiple chapter format.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 23,572 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 407 - Follows: 156 - Updated: 11/5/2013 - Published: 11/4/2013 - [Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee] Ozpin, Glynda Goodwitch - Complete
Welcome to Earth, 2013 by Bronzedamazon reviews
I was headed home from work one night when a crazy lady in cosplay stuck a gun in my face as she tried to steal my car. After realizing that it was Commander Jane Shepard, I'm now on a mission to take her to Bioware in Canada with my brother who can't seem to keep his hands off of her and his mouth shut.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 60,627 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 6/21/2013 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Task Force Hydra by iNf3ctioNZ 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: 38 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/20/2013 - Published: 4/16/2012 - Admiral Hackett, Shepard (M), Councilor Sparatus
Mass Effect: Dave's Latest Playthrough by Jed Rhodes reviews
Dave has been playing Mass Effect for years now – he's done it all. So how will he react to a new character in his latest playthrough, who shouldn't exist? SI with a difference. Oh, and look there, I'm continuing.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,573 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 3/14/2013 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Shepard (F)
Death of Heroism by Setrus reviews
The Reapers have arrived and Michael will do anything to end them, but how far can one man go before losing himself? Hate and love, despair and hope, a clash of extremes on the battlefield and within his very soul will now begin. The third heroism tale.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 70 - Words: 338,450 - Reviews: 888 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 2/23/2013 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
Masses to Masses 3 by iNf3ctioNZ 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: 2381 - Favs: 673 - Follows: 469 - Updated: 11/6/2012 - Published: 6/24/2011 - Garrus V., Aria T'Loak, Lantar Sidonis - Complete
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: 176 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
To Survive: Terminus by Calinstel reviews
Shepard, with the help of Tali and the rest of the crew of the Normandy, attempt to unite the people of the Terminus Systems in his desperate attempt to save the galaxy from extinction. While still trying to understand what it means to love a quarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 80,698 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 4/24/2011 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Spirit of Heroism by Setrus reviews
Michael Shepard died, but can his spirit? The story of Mass effect 2 as it should be. Sequel to 'The shell of heroism' M for lots of things. Now with the Arrival DLC.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 74 - Words: 238,601 - Reviews: 867 - Favs: 272 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 10/30/2011 - Published: 2/10/2011 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
Mass Vexations 2 by Herr Wozzeck reviews
It's been two years since Saren was stopped. And now that Mass Effect 2 has come around, it's time for me to help Shepard stop the Collectors. Self-insert, sequel to Mass Vexations. Tali/OC, F!Shepard/Thane, Garrus/?, various other pairings.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 607,709 - Reviews: 1079 - Favs: 471 - Follows: 254 - Updated: 7/17/2011 - Published: 8/11/2010 - [Shepard (F), Thane K.] [Tali'Zorah, OC] - Complete
Alone On the Water by MadLori reviews
Sherlock is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Warning: angst like whoa.
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,210 - Reviews: 5065 - Favs: 11,630 - Follows: 1,342 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Meetings by Stickki reviews
A young quarian is saved by an Alliance soldier. What will happen? And why? And what about these other strange aliens around the soldier? Who are they? UPDATE: Mostly Tali POV, continuing in ME2.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 26 - Words: 100,246 - Reviews: 209 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 4/10/2011 - Published: 4/28/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)
Masses to Masses 2 by iNf3ctioNZ 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 save...in 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: 1218 - Favs: 601 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 3/17/2011 - Published: 10/5/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., U. Wrex, Tali'Zorah - Complete
The Spirit of Truth by Myetel reviews
This story is a bridge from ME2 to a postulated ME3. Assumes female paragon Shepherd and Garrus relationship. Contains implied human-alien sexuality and implied erotic content in chapter 12. Some language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 14 - Words: 61,169 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 372 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 2/11/2011 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Shell of Heroism by Setrus reviews
What makes a hero? His renown? His actions? His sacrifices? His character? His motivations? And who judges this? His enemies? His allies? The people? Or his friends? The mass effect main story as it should be. M for violence and potentially other stuff.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 66 - Words: 192,096 - Reviews: 492 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 1/30/2011 - Published: 9/19/2010 - Ashley W., Tali'Zorah - Complete
To Survive: Alliances by Calinstel reviews
The story continues with John and Tali as they move forward with one goal in mind. Build a fleet able to stop the Reapers.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 109 - Words: 350,384 - Reviews: 579 - Favs: 381 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 12/22/2010 - Published: 6/19/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Masses to Masses by iNf3ctioNZ 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: 634 - Favs: 781 - Follows: 272 - Updated: 9/25/2010 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Executor Pallin - Complete
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: 263 - Favs: 632 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 7/20/2010 - Published: 3/21/2010 - Shepard (F), U. Wrex, Tali'Zorah, OC - Complete
To Survive by Calinstel reviews
Escaping the collector base and moving forward. The ongoing story of John Shepard and the fight to survive and also what it means to fall in love with a quarian. T rated after shown the errors of my way :
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 38 - Words: 92,241 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 387 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 6/8/2010 - Published: 5/30/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Loss by Stickki reviews
The Collector base is destroyed, but the cost is horrifying; only two members of the team survive. Will they fall apart as well?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,952 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/28/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Garrus V. - Complete
The Hundred Year Distance by fondleaf reviews
She is fast as lightning and burning just a bright, pushing him across the hundred year distance they have crossed since meeting and beyond. Femshep/Garrus, written for the masskink meme on LiveJournal.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,625 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 462 - Follows: 47 - Published: 5/15/2010 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
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Song of Light and Dark reviews
Adeen Flanagan has just been reborn in the Light. What she does now is up to her. Where will her choices lead her? Will they bring her closer to the Light, or send her spiraling into the Darkness?
Destiny - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,759 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/8 - Published: 6/24 - Hive, Human, OC, Ikora Rey
Welcome to the New Family 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: 804 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 453 - Updated: 6/1 - Published: 5/4/2012 - [Shepard (F), OC] Garrus V., Kaidan A.
A Sappy Story reviews
Nora's been known to love fully and with abandon. Why should she restrict her heart to just one person? Fluff without plot, polyamory.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,145 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/26 - [Nora Valkyrie, Lie Ren, Pyrrha Nikos] - Complete
The Best We Have reviews
After the events at F.A.C. Outpost 22, Tucker, Felix, and Polomo return to the New Republic base, and Tucker must face the consequences of his decisions. Spoilers for Season 12, Episode 2.
Red vs. Blue - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 734 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/6/2014 - L. Tucker - Complete
A Walk In the Cold reviews
Blake goes for a walk, but forgot to check the temperature. Luckily for her, Ruby comes along to offer a helping hand.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 963 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/21/2013 - Ruby Rose, Blake Belladonna - Complete
That Sounds Grand reviews
Headmaster Jaune Arc and his assistant Pyrrha Nikos have been together for a long time. But not *together* together. Though it seems that some of their students think they should be.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/10/2013 - [Jaune Arc, Pyrrha Nikos] - Complete
Other Plans reviews
After a long week of security detail, Blake is ready to unwind at The Sundrop Lounge. Once there, though, she comes up with some...other plans. Written as part of Funblade's Future!AU over on tumblr.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/8/2013 - Ruby Rose, Blake Belladonna, Yang Xiao Long - Complete
A Cloak in the Woods reviews
They find a familiar cloak in Forever Fall, but not the one who usually wears it. Now the search is on before it's too late.
RWBY - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 757 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 15 - Published: 11/28/2013 - Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, Yang Xiao Long - Complete
Tending the Wound reviews
Yang treats a wound that Blake received during a routine hunt. Neither one expected what would happen next.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 909 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/18/2013 - [Blake Belladonna, Yang Xiao Long] - Complete
One Life reviews
Could one live possibly be enough time with the one you love? As Ruby lies on her deathbed, Weiss decides it's not.
RWBY - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,970 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/17/2013 - [Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee] - Complete
The Grey reviews
The crew of the Normandy crash on an arctic planet that holds a dangerous and possibly deadly surprise. Completely stranded and cut off from all technology, can Shepard lead his crew to safety? A Mass Effect take on the movie The Grey.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,521 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/21/2013 - Garrus V., Ashley W., Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Across the Sea reviews
It's time for Commander Shepard to make the choice. With Thane gone, it's likely to be her last choice before joining him across the sea. With her ultimate mission accomplished, can Shepard survive in a world without Thane? Does she even want to?
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,225 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/11/2013 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Regret reviews
The most iconic scene from Mass Effect 1 told from a very different perspective.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 731 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/8/2013 - Ashley W., Kaidan A., Shepard (M) - Complete
Undefinable reviews
"But then there was this beautiful, fierce creature who didn't let anyone define her." Nyreen's words about Aria can easily be flipped. Nyreen is a woman all her own, forever faithful to her ideals. This is her story. *Massive Omega DLC spoilers.*
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Published: 11/28/2012 - Shepard (F), Aria T'Loak, Nyreen K. - Complete
A Final Message reviews
The galaxy is saved. The Reaper threat is eliminated. But her Skipper is gone. How can Ashley deal with the loss of the man she loved? Can she deal with it? Can something like this be overcome? As Ashley tries to recover from the loss, a final question arises. Cover pic courtesy of Ladywinde on DA.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,688 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/23/2012 - Published: 7/6/2012 - Ashley W., Shepard (M) - Complete
Welcome to The Family 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: 814 - Favs: 450 - Follows: 314 - Updated: 4/12/2012 - Published: 7/15/2011 - [Ashley W., OC] Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Scientist Salarian reviews
The final goodbye between two old friends: a human commander and a scientist salarian. Spoilers within
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 662 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Mordin S., Shepard (F) - Complete
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