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Author has written 53 stories for Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Torchwood.
About me: There isn't much to tell honestly; I am as ordinary as they come. Work full time, write when I can, taking life day by day. Besides, who really reads these profiles anyway? You're here for the stories, and so I hope you enjoy them.
Branching out: I've posted my first Torchwood fic, which may be one of many "other" stories I attempt other than Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Though Bioware will forever have my heart and passion, there are just too many other fandoms I want to delve into. Hopefully my Bioware fans will find something else we have in common and enjoy the new stuff as well as the old!
A special thank you: I am very lucky to have the most amazing sister in the world. She is my rock, my inspiration, and the only reason I ever found this site to begin with. Though she refuses to write Dragon Age, I still love her. To my uber beta Erana, thank you for everything you have ever done for me.
In addition to what is listed below, here's another story I am currently working on:
My journey on this site:
1 Year Anniversary: Hard to believe it's only been a year; seems like a lifetime ago I joined! Within this last year I have met some wonderful writers who have become some of my closest friends. Through the love of a game called Dragon Age, a bond has been formed with so many amazingly talented people, and I am happy to be a part of it.
My stats for year one are: 68 members have me as a favorite author, 82 have me on author alert. I have done 710 reviews and written 365,784 words within 31 stories.
2 Year Anniversary: Two years already? Sheesh, unbelievable! I have managed to maintain said friendships from above, which I am forever grateful for, and this year I played and fell in love with Mass Effect, branching out into writing for those awesome characters as well.
My stats for year two are: 147 members have me as a favorite author, 154 have me on author alert. I have done 1,441 reviews and written 585,835 words within 47 stories.
3 Year Anniversary: Three years at this site have shown me what a wonderful community this place is, what kind and caring people are out there, and that coming together for the love of something is the greatest experience I have been given. The excitement of DAI is in the air and I look forward to the next year.
My stats for year three are: 189 members have me as a favorite author, 184 have me on author alert. I have done 1,956 reviews and written 640,895 words within 50 stories.
An Open Letter to Bioware/David Gaider
I had written this journal entry to the above basically thanking them for all that they had done in writing, creating, and producing such an amazing world for us to play in. I just wanted to put it out there, in the hopes that maybe, someday, someone over there would read it and know how much what they have done has shaped what I do as a writer.
I never would've imagined the amazing events that have occurred from doing so. Many from the Bioware team have indeed read it, sent me messages on Twitter thanking me for it, and the Maker himself David Gaider commented on the entry. When something like this happens, it not only validates what I had to say, but it shows me what an amazingly awesome group of people are behind such an amazingly awesome world that I love to play in.
Favorite Authors: Check out my page of favorite authors; I've selected a handful of brilliantly talented people that inspire me in different directions, styles, and ideas.
Favorite Stories: I also have a list of favorite stories; some are complete, some are in progress, and some are sadly on indefinite hiatus that I am always hopeful will begin again. I highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for something good - I try to favorite anything that I know I'd read more than once!
Facebook: You can find me by clicking here, though I've pretty much abandoned it for now (possibly forever).
EMail: FenZev1 at Gmail.
Twitter: Useless rants and stalking of Bioware/Voice Actors can be found here, which is where you can find me most days.
New avatar courtesy of Smilika. Full view of this epicness here.
1) A Mage's Kiss
3) Dearest Father
Screenshots for each chapter can be found here (chapters 1-59 only; the story however continues).
4) Endless Love
Examples of a few of Solona's drawings as well as a map for Chapter 13 can be found here.
5) In the Arms of a Crow
6) Return to Me
7) Shadows of the Heart
8) The Lioness and the Wolf
Two artists took on the request to give Fenris some shoes (from Chapter 33):
a) by EkoCentric
b) by AndAgain
Arielle's sanctuary within her mind (from Chapter 36) can be seen here.
Anders list of topics from Danarius' book (from Chapter 40) can be seen here.
I have recently changed most of my stories to M rating, and I'll explain why:
This site has guidelines for their ratings, but they are very vague in what can go where. "Some violence" and "minor suggestive adult themes" can be interpreted differently by everyone.
Dragon Age and Mass Effect are both labelled M with a very clear description on their packaging: 17, Blood, Intense Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Content. All of my stories have at least one of those, and since I'm assuming my readers are 17 based on the rating of the game, I am giving my stories the same rating.
Now I am not so ignorant that I actually believe there are not people 16 and younger reading my stories; heck I know some of them. But as far as "policing" my story according to this website's standards, I've done that with the M rating. The rest is out of my hands since this website does no pre-screening of their own as far as asking for age or any kind of confirmation that the viewer is an adult. That's on them, not me. I've done my part with this change.
Favorite Pairing: I can no longer pick just one: Cullen/Amell, Anders/Amell, Anders/Hawke, Fenris/Hawke, Morrigan/Alistair, etc...
Music that Inspires: Dragon Age Soundtrack, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Manowar.
A note on Reviews: Although I won't really beg for them (too much), quietly deep down inside they keep me motivated.
Legal Notes: None of my stories would be possible without the awesomeness of Bioware, EA Games, David Gaider, and all those who had a hand in the characters, games, books, music, rpg, comics, or movies. I in no way claim to own the ideas, stories stemming from, graphics, or characters developed by those far greater than I. Credit goes to all of the above for content and characters as well as images. Credit for Hoarders goes to A&E.
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