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Joined 06-25-11, id: 3019891, Profile Updated: 03-23-15
Author has written 8 stories for Mass Effect.

I am a gamer, techie, modder, software developer, and apparently writer :). I am a huge fan of Mass Effect and all things femShep. I spend too much of my free time creating screenshot manips () and writing about the best female character created in video games so far.

I started writing short character profiles for each of my Shepards as I played them, honestly mostly so I could keep them straight in my head. When I am playing I try to "inhabit" the character as much as possible within the confines of the game, and it makes replays much more interesting when each Shepard is unique, not just in her background but how that background influenced her personality and motivations.

Eventually those character profiles started taking on a life of their own. The Shepard featured in "A Purpose" was the first profile I felt developed a personality impactful enough to want to be shared; but she can be kind of depressing to play! However, the Shepard featured in "If It Meant Living" insisted that her story be told in full. Graceyn Shepard is a joy to play, and to write about. I believe she is a very intriguing, complex person, full of determination and spirit - I hope you agree :)

I have now published an original science fiction trilogy, "Aurora Rising." You can learn more here:

"If It Meant Living" eBooks are available for free, formatted and illustrated:

ME1 (ePub): / ME1 (Mobi): / ME1 (PDF):

ME2 (ePub): / ME2 (Mobi): / ME2 (PDF):

ME3 (ePub): / ME3 (Mobi): / ME3 (PDF):

Entire Trilogy (ePub): / Trilogy (Mobi): / Trilogy (PDF):

New * "If It Meant Living: Beyond" eBooks:

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Eulogy: A Love Story by moonmythology reviews
Kaidan Alenko retells his and Shepard's story. Complete. See "Cycles: A Love Story" for its continuation.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 42,657 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 3/16/2013 - Published: 9/5/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
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.
The Shepard Chronicles by Jade5233 reviews
A series of messages Kimbri Shepard writes to Kaidan throughout her adventures in ME2. Shenko themes. No ME3 spoilers.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 24 - Words: 9,294 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/7/2011 - Published: 6/18/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
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If It Meant Living: Beyond reviews
What do you do after you've saved the galaxy? Save another one of course! 7 years after the Reaper War, Shepard and her team embark on a journey into the unknown. Along the way they must confront questions about the nature of the universe, life itself and themselves. Sequel to "If It Meant Living" and "Tales." Manifest/Dossiers are a separate "story;' Ship Layout is on my DA page.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 23 - Words: 172,657 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/30/2013 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Beyond: Ship Manifest and Character Dossiers reviews
A companion ship manifest and individual character dossiers for "If It Meant Living: Beyond."
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,134 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Shepard (F)
If It Meant Living: Tales reviews
A series of one-shots set in the IIML universe, telling some of the stories that weren't told in the main trilogy. Any event, involving any of the main characters, any time between the First Contact War and 7 years after the end of the Reaper War, i.e., the end of IIML , is fair game. They won't be in chronological order, but they will be concretely placed in time and setting.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 49,685 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 4/25/2013 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A.
If It Meant Living: From the Beginning reviews
Mass Effect. The story of Commander Graceyn Shepard-life, death, rebirth, and life once again-in her own voice.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 72 - Words: 346,930 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 8/26/2012 - Published: 10/4/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
If It Meant Living: Parallel Realities reviews
Mass Effect. One-shot deviation from "If It Meant Living: From the Beginning", specifically from Chapter 27-Horizon. What if Shepard had run after Kaidan when he walked away on Horizon?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,703 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/17/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
Re: About Horizon reviews
If only the Mass Effect 2 messaging system had a damn reply button...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 623 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
A Purpose reviews
Mass Effect: Grace Shepard - Colonist, Sole Survivor, Soldier, Paragon. A small peek into the mindset and origin of Commander Shepard as she prepares to go through the Omega 4 Relay.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 426 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Shepard (F) - Complete
If It Meant Living reviews
Mass Effect: The story of Commander Graceyn Shepard - life, death, rebirth, and life once again - in the voice of Commander Shepard.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,175 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Shepard (F) - Complete