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Joined 03-29-11, id: 2812388, Profile Updated: 02-12-14
Author has written 6 stories for Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.

I have a relentless internal dialogue (monologues are boring). I haven't written much fanfic, but when I discovered the amount of misguided people who thought a character with a real disability couldn't have a romantic relationship A Star to Steer Her By started to write itself (Our five year mission: To seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly prove that Joker is one hot BAMF).

I try to respond to all reviews, especially if there's something specific. I love critique. Be brutal.

Sunset and Evening Star is a sequel to A Star to Steer Her By, and a Mass Effect 3 fix-it fic of sorts. Currently updating every other week.

Big beta thank you: Tera Danielle stuck with me all through A Star to Steer Her By and deserves more praise than I can shower her with.

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The Cerberus Files Addenda : The Systems Alliance by LogicalPremise reviews
Cerberus's take on the SA. Follows the style of the the Cerberus Files for alien races, but this time going into the dark and ugly history of the Systems Alliance, changes in human culture, and details about the government, politics, and more, written by Minsta. Sort of my take on Renegade Reinterpretations, except more like 'bloodthirsty lunatic reinterpretations with an axe'.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 78,051 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 10/30/2014 - Published: 11/9/2012 - [Illusive Man, OC] Kai Leng, O. Petrovsky
Redundant by The Odd Little Turtle reviews
Saren? Geth? The total annihilation of all organic life? Pffsh. Don't worry! Rich Achievement Unlocked! Emphasizes side quests, hard science, technobabble, & military jargon with a side of Shenko & a helping of squad mate banter. Action, humor, flirting, drama, & brushes with death. Now with 100% more rampaging dinosaurs! (I regret nothing.)
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 68 - Words: 165,122 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 246 - Follows: 278 - Updated: 8/26/2013 - Published: 4/3/2009 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F)
Beyond The Sea by x-Kate.Winter-x reviews
Even with the final chapter of E-day written, they still didn't have any time. *Epic Games owns Gears of War and all recognizable characters. We're just dabbling in their sandbox* BEWARE SPOILERS!
Gears of War - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 90,080 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 3/25/2013 - Published: 10/19/2011 - D. Baird, Samantha B./Sam
Manipulations by akg.writes reviews
There was a line in one of her many psych evals about an impressive ability to compartmentalize. She supposed the psychologist hadn't been talking about her ability to dress an amputation in the field in under thirty seconds. Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 87 - Words: 372,788 - Reviews: 1035 - Favs: 590 - Follows: 595 - Updated: 9/12/2012 - Published: 2/22/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
Baby Steps by The Pale Bride reviews
Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it from someone more interested in the wording of your wish than the spirit. Joker explains to Shepard why'd he'd trade his brand-new, Cerberus-funded legs for the old broken ones in a heartbeat.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,804 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/28/2012 - Joker, Shepard (F) - Complete
Tiger By My Side by Introjection reviews
Commander Shepard isn't one to be confused. However, after the events on the remote colony of Horizon, she has no choice but to accept the things she does not want to face, and have the courage to start life anew. Pairing: F!Shep x Joker
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 68,583 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 234 - Follows: 263 - Updated: 1/11/2012 - Published: 11/13/2010 - Joker, Shepard (F)
For Such Loss, Abundant Recompense by kalenel reviews
And here we have a series of scenes exploring different facets of a developing relationship between FemShep and Thane. It's not love at first sight for these two, and like any two people they have to work at understanding each other.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 48,082 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 366 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 4/25/2011 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
The Man Your Man Could be Like DRESDEN STYLE by Taylor Hayes reviews
crackfic, wherein Harry's brother rewrites a certain Old Spice commercial and everyone seems to get the joke but Harry.
Dresden Files - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 18 - Published: 11/9/2010 - Complete
Mind Over Matter by eyyowlf reviews
The adventures of the first human Spectre, the Butcher of Torfan, the son of Mindoir. Mild au for original subplots and sidequests. Ruthless Vanguard with concentration on biotics, aliens, milSF, and secondary crew. MShep/Ash, Shep Kaidan friendship.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 83,539 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 272 - Follows: 194 - Updated: 5/8/2010 - Published: 1/23/2009 - Shepard (F), Ashley W. - Complete
What Happens in Denerim by bamftastik reviews
Alistair, Oghren & Sten wake up in an inn with no memory of how they got there, where they lost Zevran or whose baby that is... Based on the plot of The Hangover
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,956 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/3/2010 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Alistair, Sten - Complete
Hell of a Thing by Wutruffbeest reviews
A life saved and the favor returned make Zaeed and Shepard rethink their stance on each other.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,669 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 2/22/2010 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Shepard (F), Zaeed M. - Complete
On Being A Sith Lord by DarthAmmonite reviews
Having a Sith Lord in your head is bad...having a Sith Lord with a really foul sense of humor is even worse. KotOR 1
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,812 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 47 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Revan, Carth O.
Twilight On High by Knightfall1138 reviews
Two young lovers have a date with destiny on the fringe of Earth's sprawling cities.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,383 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Xun by sinvraal reviews
The Normandy's outspoken pilot has an unexpected run-in with the other side. Post-game.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,095 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/30/2009 - Published: 6/1/2009 - Joker - Complete
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Sunset and Evening Star reviews
How ME3 might have happened if they'd stuck with the themes presented in the first two games, as perceived by This Arrogant Author. Featuring Rhi Shepard (still quite enamored of her pilot), and the expected host of allies, partners in crime, and assorted hangers-on. (sequel to A Star to Steer Her By).
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 99,959 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 4/9 - Published: 6/28/2013 - Shepard (F), Joker
A Star to Steer Her By reviews
Shepard isn't quite the stable commander Joker remembers, and he's surprised to be the one helping her pick up the pieces. Follows the events of ME2, focusing on non-game scenes. NEW chapter: Epilogue.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 41 - Words: 192,625 - Reviews: 421 - Favs: 555 - Follows: 431 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 4/6/2011 - Joker, Shepard (F) - Complete
Mass of Drabbles reviews
This is a dumping ground for random Mass Effect drabbles. Mostly secondary characters, with special love for our favorite tattooed, swearing merc. NOT Star to Steer Her By universe. If you're looking for serious reading, look elsewhere!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 4,656 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/29/2012 - Published: 6/13/2011 - Zaeed M., Dr. Chakwas
StarStuff reviews
Deleted scenes from my ongoing slowmance 'A Star to Steer Her By.' Possibly amusing as drabbles/short-fic on their own, and certainly of interest to rabid fans of aStShB - all three of you.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,795 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 4/4/2012 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Shepard (F), Joker
Desperate Measures reviews
The crew sans-Shepard go out for a round of drinks. When things get out-of-hand, saving the day is a stretch for even Thane's impressive abilities. A crackalicious gift-fic.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,000 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/1/2012 - Thane K.
Dancing to Denerim reviews
Elisandre Cousland schools Alistair in some of the basics of kingship. Entirely fluff.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,268 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Alistair, Cousland