M. Tullius Cicero
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Joined 04-13-11, id: 2841536, Profile Updated: 05-30-12
Author has written 2 stories for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Mass Effect.

About me


Hi there, I'm a law undergraduate student in London who often likes to let the imagination loose. I write for pleasure, and thus I may be very likely to be bad at writing since I don't have any formal training whatsoever. So I'm sorry in advance if the quality doesn't meet your expectations. However, I do take pride in the fact that I can write without having any typos. Bear in mind though, I write in British English, not American English. So those typos with 's' instead of 'z' are completely intentional.

Also despite my efforts trying to make my updates more frequent, law is a very demanding academic course, and so please be patient with my inevitable slowness. I work around the clock for the subject, and sometimes even more during British term time dates (September-December, January- March, April- June). Yes, we have three terms or 'semesters'. Law does get very black letter and dull, however, and I find that creating my stories are very soothing for the soul. Well, it always has been, but I never took this hobby very seriously until now.

In addition, I am working on several projects simultaneously- I get bored very, very easily with mundane, repetitive tasks- and so again, please be patient with me.

I am also working on how to combine music with my stories, because I believe it is a bit one dimensional to encounter stories with just text. I want to experiment with how to combine senses, just like how multiple senses are engaged when you are watching a movie or television. I want to recreate the feeling of synaesthesia, a condition I have (look it up on Wikipedia, it will do a better job of furthering your understanding of it), and I am stimulated by music to hear colours. I want to paint colours within the stories, like it is a blank canvas, waiting for me to make my mark. I also think music helps you get engaged with the story a lot more than without music. I am thinking of posting all my stories on FanFiction on a separate website- maybe tumblr or blogspot- so that when you scroll down to a certain place in my story, the music immediately comes on and fades away. Currently at this stage though, I will only have to make do with giving you the artist, song title and where it is from (album, game etc.). I am planning to create a Dropbox folder full of those music files once a story is finished.

I hope you understand what I've been trying to say so far. It is very confusing, but quite cool at the same time I think. Maybe I'm being too ambitious, but hey. I like setting high goals for myself. Whether I can be motivated enough to fulfill those goals is a different story- so PLEASE MOTIVATE ME BY LEAVING REVIEWS AND CRITICISMS FOR MY STORIES EITHER BY PUBLIC REVIEW OR PRIVATE MESSAGING! I would be extremely grateful for all your feedback, and I will reply to each and every one of you by private messaging.

Oh, and one more thing about my style: most of my stories are going to be written in present tense unless otherwise intended to. They will also most likely be written in a script format. I want to convey the immediacy of the scene by putting it in the present, and I like writing things in the script format.

So thanks for reading this very long introduction about me, and I hope you enjoy my works. I certainly enjoy writing them!

Yours truly,

M. Tullius Cicero

PS: My handle, M. Tullius Cicero, was a famous Ancient Roman senator and advocate of the courts. He lived during the Republican times, and died just before the full transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. A great place to start learning about him is on Google. He and his rival Hortensius were phenomenal in the arts of advocacy and political intrigue. If modern day politics were as exciting as the Roman times...

Works in progress

City of Men- Ace Attorney series

Interlude- Mass Effect series

999: 9 Days, 9 Persons, 9 Vices- Final Fantasy XII

Me and the Devil- Final Fantasy XII, Resonance of Fate, Resident Evil & Deus Ex: Human Revolution crossover

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Had We Met Before by VHawke reviews
What if Sebastian really HAD met Hawke before being sent to the Chantry? And at the Blooming Rose, no less. Things are different when they meet again, but once they're together, their history is difficult to ignore. Fun and drama ensues. F!Hawke/Sebastian
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 84,820 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 4/27/2012 - Published: 7/12/2011 - Hawke (F), Sebastian V. - Complete
Court In 500 Words:Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney by Greenx91 reviews
Is it possible to summarize parts of the game in 500 words? YES! It's done isn't it? Note:Please don't read, unless you are finished with the game, or else you'll suffer from confusion. Status: Complete
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 18,758 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/20/2011 - Published: 7/3/2010 - Phoenix W./Nick - Complete
The Long Way by snappleducated reviews
In which the hero is, at the very least, rich. And a proper woman knows the benefits of financial security. Or so he hopes. — TomajPenelo
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,240 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/17/2010 - Penelo, Tomaj - Complete
Origami Heart by xSummonerYunax reviews
Wesker and Claire become acquainted one evening after Claire is locked out of her apartment. Wesker gets a night of headaches from her while Claire receives insults, a biology tutoring session, and more lust than she can handle from him. Wesker/Claire
Resident Evil - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 42,329 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/15/2010 - Published: 1/18/2010 - A. Wesker, Claire R. - Complete
The Life of a Demon Attorney by Je Love You reviews
Everyone has a life. Everyone has things to do or people to see, socially and professionally. Miles Edgeworth has a courtroom, with truths to find and verdicts to declare. It's all he knows. But people want to take that away from him.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 14 - Words: 45,675 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 7/21/2010 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Miles E., Kay F. - Complete
Unfortunate Circumstances by snappleducated reviews
The fifth time they’re found in a broom closet together, the best excuse Draco can think of is that he’s stealing her lunch money. — DracoHermione
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,201 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 368 - Follows: 37 - Published: 12/26/2009 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
A Thousand Miles by snappleducated reviews
In which Larsa Solidor conducts himself with great dignity and poise. — LarsaPenelo
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 944 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/24/2009 - Larsa, Penelo - Complete
Behold! There's my Enemy by rafaell reviews
Fate can be cruel & fickle; outwitting Vayne can be quite challenging. Noah/Ashe, Vayne. Part one of this series is complete. Warnings for dark themes.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 69,676 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/9/2009 - Published: 5/7/2009 - Gabranth, Ashe - Complete
The Picture Perfect Heist by Spikey44 reviews
You need someone to be your conscience, she said, you were obviously born without one. He raised one eyebrow. Do you mind? I'm trying to commit a crime here. With that exchange Penelo knew it was all happening again. Another picture perfect seduction. P&B
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 99,315 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 2/11/2009 - Published: 8/18/2008 - Penelo, Balthier - Complete
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City of Men reviews
Set in London (not in US!), Phoenix, Miles and Franziska are brought together by a series of events. They strive to find out what the truth is, while being challenged by others. Is the truth really worth it? Mediafire link to a folder with all the music used in this story coming up shortly. PS: City of "Men" - plural of Man, as in homo sapiens. In progress.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Rated: T - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,851 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/19/2012 - Published: 5/11/2011 - Phoenix W./Nick, Miles E.
Series of oneshots in ME universe, from background stories to fictional events in between the games to crew banter. Tagged both MShep and FemShep to explore all possibilities. Will come in a variety of genre and structure. In progress. Enjoy!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,696 - Published: 4/4/2012 - Shepard (M), Shepard (F)