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Joined 10-26-11, id: 3373401, Profile Updated: 06-03-24
Author has written 13 stories for Mass Effect, Terminator, Kill Bill, Portal, Dragon Age, and Destiny.

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Hello everyone! As you've probably noticed I am not currently posting or updating my fanfictions. I have no idea when/if this will resume. I have started to publish my original works, with my debut novel Reboot coming out on Sunday, June 16th! It's a sci-fi post-apocalyptic/dystopian Last Man on Earth meets Groundhog Day/Edge of Tomorrow.


Unless we're good friends, please do not send me materials to read or edit. Please do not send me a premise for a story and ask me to write it for you. It's not that I'm not willing to do these things or trying to be a jerk, it's that my time is finite. I can either spend it writing my own work or I can spend it beta reading and editing other people's work. If I do that, I'm no longer a writer, I'm an editor.

If you have a fabulous idea for a all means, write it! No one can write your story but you.

I try to avoid reading fanfic on the subject or genre I'm currently working on. I don't want to be accused of taking anyone's ideas, and I definitely don't want to unconsciously call upon something I read and incorporate it thinking its mine without conscious realization that it came from elsewhere. That's not fair to me nor to the people whose writing I unwittingly stole.

Also, I usually do not take suggestions unless A) you're a very good friend of mine and B) I've asked for a suggestion because I'm stuck. If you make a suggestion in a review or a PM and it appears in the story then it's because you just suggested to me what I was already going to do: you did, in fact, just guess where the story was going anyway. IF you make a fabulous suggestion and I DO decide to use it, I will not only tell you so before I do it, I will put you in the A/N as having made the suggestion. I strive to give credit where credit is due, and everyone deserves to know where a great idea came from. If I don't tell you and I don't include it in the A/N, then you pretty much just had a good guess on where I was going with the story regardless, and its coincidence that you happened to be right.

About me and my writing:

I am trying to work steadily on my original fic. This is not to say I will never write fanfic again/won't ever finish the ones I have in process, but I can promise nothing at this time, and nothing coming anytime soon as far as fanfic. Please be patient with me.

I have been writing stories since I was five years old. I am a writer, it’s what I am, what I do, and what I can’t live without.

My specialized genres tend to be horror, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, and thorough blendings of all four. I rarely have more than a basic premise in mind when I write and I tend to let the characters and tale tell me where it wants to go. I’m a huge believer in the fact that stories already exist, it’s simply up to the writer to bring them to life. You will find that I write a lot of (hopefully) strong female characters. Most, if not all of my stories will have LGBT representation, and I strive to be diverse in my writing and my characters when it comes to race, ethnicity, background, mental, and physical health/ability.

I have written in partnership with the very talented Carissa Starr and have written in partnership with others.

I’m not out to make money at this (though it would be nice if I could make a living). I write because I must, and writing is never complete unless there is a reader to take the story in.

I am working to get my original work done and published. There is a lot of it!

I have decided to write my original fiction under the same nom de plume I use here, Melara Dark, for various and complicated reasons. My debut, Reboot, will be out on June 16th, 2024!

Links are:

Threads- @iammelaradark

Email- Melaradark@


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After by N.Q. Wilder reviews
Set post-ME3 and sequel to "All Things Pass," "Sub Specie Aeternitatis" and "Never Again." A story of the possible future for Commander Shepard and Liara T'soni.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 72,173 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 236 - Updated: 7/24/2015 - Published: 8/24/2011 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard
Of Sheep and Battle Chicken by LogicalPremise reviews
My AU retelling of ME1 in a darker, sinister universe. Much darker and more realistic views of the SA and the Citadel Council, a more dangerous, involved Cerberus, and a more conflicted Saren and Benezia. Changes much of the ME1 dynamic to remove plot holes with more focus on politics, military strategy, and space combat. Pairing is FShep/Liara. Rewritten through Chapter 65 so far.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Angst - Chapters: 123 - Words: 746,012 - Reviews: 1596 - Favs: 1,668 - Follows: 1,201 - Updated: 9/22/2014 - Published: 4/13/2012 - [Shepard, Liara T'Soni] Garrus V., Illusive Man - Complete
Catalyst of Fate by OriginalAlcy reviews
Commander Evangeline Shepard never asked to be brought back from the dead and she sure as hell didn't ask for the job of taking on the Reapers. The one thing she has asked for, she can't have. Mass Effect 3 redux with reflections on ME2. FemShep/Liara
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 36 - Words: 268,535 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 438 - Follows: 349 - Updated: 7/11/2013 - Published: 3/18/2012 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard] - Complete
Caduceus by Bladhaire reviews
Set several centuries after the events of ME3, Caduceus will follow the adventures of Liara through life, love and all things Prothean. More details in the A/N. Rated M for safety, will contain some violence and a bit of mild romance too.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 38,795 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 3/9/2013 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Liara T'Soni
Blind Hope by Bladhaire reviews
Short one-shot for fans of Melaradark's Dark Energy series to tide us over while Melara gets back to fighting strength. Occurs about the same time as events from the end of DE2, chapter 54. Love knows no bounds...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,214 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Liara T'Soni - Complete
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Dark Energy AU: The Monster Within reviews
5 years post DE AU: Best Left Said. Osco is gone. Spectre T'soni and Dr. Shepard are now scouring the galaxy for any traces of advanced exo-alien tech in order to preserve the safety of their home from similar such threats. But there is more than one universe out there; more than one T'soni, and more than one Shepard, as well. All just as determined, but not all heroes.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,618 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/4/2022 - Published: 2/11/2022 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard
Blood Sacrifices: The Sins We Suffer reviews
The tale of the Warden Nike Cousland and her journey through the events of the first Dragon Age game, to become the Hero of Ferelden. Told slightly left-of-canon. The first in a series of at least three planned DA stories under the collection Blood Sacrifices. DLCs and Awakenings expansion included. FWarden/Morrigan romance.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 196,626 - Reviews: 237 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 2/28/2022 - Published: 4/22/2015
Destiny: A Song of Three reviews
A left-of-canon fic following the storyline and events of the MMO Destiny. A new Guardian has just been revived from the remains of the Ancients. She's been awoken to a world she doesn't know, a war that seems doomed to be lost, with no memory of her past or self. Possible future romance included, possible F/F.
Destiny - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 53 - Words: 157,077 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 2/1/2022 - Published: 7/16/2015
Dark Energy: Citadel reviews
The events of the Citadel DLC- mission and party- set in the Dark Energy version of the Mass Effect universe. Del Shepard returns once again in this left-of-canon, untold chapter of her story, and the war she gave everything of herself to win.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 20 - Words: 63,030 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 8/9/2021 - Published: 4/4/2014 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard
Dark Energy 5: Inheritance reviews
The last and final chapter of the Dark Energy Saga. It is 100 years from the time of Del Shepard's passing, and the truth of a very old enemy that once threatened the entirety of the galaxy is now coming to light. Who created the Reapers and why...and what happens when those creators realize that their creations have been defeated?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 70 - Words: 254,891 - Reviews: 683 - Favs: 251 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 4/17/2015 - Published: 10/26/2013 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard - Complete
Dark Energy AU: Best Left Said reviews
An AU based on my DE series. What if Del Shepard's past had been different? What if she were the one who was the shy scientist...and Liara was the hardened commando? How would it change them, and would the love that so defined them in DE blossom once again? Old characters and new ones follow a story that is *NOT* ME or DE canon. Enjoy!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 49 - Words: 188,796 - Reviews: 506 - Favs: 518 - Follows: 417 - Updated: 10/20/2013 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard - Complete
Portal: One Last Test reviews
My left-of-canon take on the Portal Games. Follows the first Portal game without just regurgitating game play. Who is Chell and where does she really come from? Some harsh language, some violence. Exploring the reality of Chell and GLaDOS, their origins and what REALLY happened in the bowels of Aperture Science Laboratories.
Portal - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,358 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 7/23/2013 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Chell, GLaDOS
Dark Energy 4: Aftermath reviews
Covering my version of events for roughly two centuries following the War. The Reapers have been defeated, and a wounded galaxy rebuilds.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 29 - Words: 112,831 - Reviews: 485 - Favs: 395 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 3/9/2013 - Published: 12/4/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard - Complete
Dark Energy 3: End of Days reviews
The third in the Dark Energy Series. Covering the events of ME3 w/alternate 'fix-it' ending, follow renegade Del Shepard as she struggles to unite a galaxy...and stop a threat greater than anyone has ever before known. Rated M for language, violence.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 85 - Words: 393,423 - Reviews: 1563 - Favs: 600 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 12/1/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard - Complete
After Bill reviews
Twelve years after Beatrix Kiddo gets her revenge on Bill, she and her daughter BB finally have their normal life. But what happens if there were more DiVAS than just those at the Texas massacre? What if some of them have their own bones to pick with Ms. Kiddo? And what can watching a parent die right in front of you do to a four year old little girl...?
Kill Bill - Rated: M - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,121 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Beatrix Kiddo, BB K.
Terminator: Fall of Man reviews
AU fic taking place immediately after Terminator 3 and going on from there. Left-of-Canon, completely ignores Salvation and the TV series. My version of what happened after Judgement Day. Blood, violence, language, some shmexy.
Terminator - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 21,830 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/18/2012 - Published: 5/8/2012 - John Connor
Dark Energy 2: Trail of Shadows reviews
The second installment of the Dark Energy trilogy. Follow the continuing tale of renegade Del Shepard through the events of the second game as she comes to grips with dying, living, and saving the galaxy, all over again.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 72 - Words: 398,417 - Reviews: 885 - Favs: 641 - Follows: 290 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 12/22/2011 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard - Complete
Dark Energy reviews
Following a unique Renegade Shepard's story through all three epard is a real person, with real traumas...this is a side of her you have never seen. Will feature a Liara/FemShep romance.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 178,559 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 907 - Follows: 368 - Updated: 12/21/2011 - Published: 10/28/2011 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard - Complete