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Author has written 55 stories for Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.
Update 02/27/15: Temporary hiatus: dealing with a few medical issues that are preventing me from writing at this time. Hope to resume soon.
About me: In case you haven't noticed, I am a Dragon Age fan. I have played all games and expansions, and also host a monthly campaign of the role playing game. I am also obsessed with fact, and will use as much of it as I can in my stories. Research first, write last...unless I am clearly twisting things for my own amusement! In other news, I'm just like anyone else, on their own personal journey through life.
On DAO: I fell in love with the game when it came out, mostly because of Claudia Black. I am a huge fan of hers from Farscape, and Morrigan was so amazingly written that I immediately jumped in with both feet. My first play through I was a city elf, romanced Alistair, and was heartbroken when he dumped me. I literally cried when it happened, restored, and tried every option possible for this not to be! When I realized the game had emotionally scarred me to such a level, I knew I would be playing it again and again.
On DA2: It wasn't until DA2 came around that I began considering fan fiction. There was so much lacking in the story they had given us; so many things left unexplained, or unexplored. I fell madly in love with both Fenris and Anders, but was frustrated that I couldn't interact with them like you could with your interests in DAO. So here I came, looking for answers, and then decided to begin creating my own. Below is the result of the suffering Bioware has bestowed upon me! But I do love them dearly.
On DAI: We asked for a larger, more expansive game, and Maker did we receive it. As of the new year I have completed romances with Cullen, Dorian, and Solas, and am currently working on Blackwall and Cassandra. I'm finding inspiration in every corner of this game, for both new and older stories. DAI brings a new part for Endless Love, as well as an update for Return to Me (coming soon). The stories I have read inspired by this game so far have been phenomenal, and only good can continue to come from this epic adventure.
On ME: With the extended break from DA2 to DAI, I needed a new game to get into, and figured there was no better place to look than Bioware. Late to the franchise, and apprehensive as I am more of a fantasy girl than a sci-fi girl, I couldn't help but fall in love with the story from the very beginning. I am currently in the middle of several playthroughs of all three games, and loving every minute of it. I still have a lot more play to go, so it's probably safe to say there will be more Mass Effect stories written in the near future. I don't know if they'll have the length of my DA stories, since I am not as comfortable or familiar with the lore as I am with DA, but I never say never!
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.
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 writtento 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.
None of this would have happened though if it weren't for a handful of amazing women writers that consistently have my back and are supportive in all I do. So in addition to the thanks I already gave to the creators, I also thank Csorciere, Erana, Eve Hawke, Jaden Anderson, and Wintryone for sharing in this adventure with me.
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: If you wish to follow me on Facebook (For info on updates, frustrations, and general Dragon Age fun) you can find me by clicking(must be logged into Facebook for link to work).
EMail: FenZev1 at Gmail.
Twitter: Useless rants and stalking of Bioware/Voice Actors can be found.
New avatar courtesy of Smilika. Full view of this epicness.
1) A Mage's Kiss
Amazingly awesome cover art for this one-shot can be found EkoCentric., done by
Used with permission, this beautiful picture of the Arishok done by olivegbg can be found .
3) Dearest Father
Screenshots for each chapter can be found(chapters 1-59 only; the story however continues).
4) Endless Love
Commissioned cover art by the amazingly talented. Full picture can be viewed .
Examples of a few of Solona's drawings as well as a map for Chapter 13 can be found.
5) In the Arms of a Crow
The inspiration for this one-shot came from its cover art, found olivegbg., done for me by
6) Return to Me
Once again,has brought my characters to life. Full picture of cover art can be viewed .
7) Shadows of the Heart
Beautiful drawing of Anders and Nathaniel done by EkoCentric. Full picture can be viewed .
8) The Lioness and the Wolf
Two artists took on the request to give Fenris some shoes (from Chapter 33):
Arielle's sanctuary within her mind (from Chapter 36) can be seen.
Anders list of topics from Danarius' book (from Chapter 40) can be seen.
9) Welcome Home
Full view of this amazing Nathaniel art can be found olivegbg., done by
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. I'm also a stat stalker - when I see the amount of people reading my stories gets lower and lower, I become a very sad panda. So here is where I will plead, get down on one knee, and beg beg beg - please review, even if it's just a smiley face, so I know there's a reason to keep writing. With the new guest reviews you don't even have to log in!
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.
Vote: There's a poll up top - vote for your favorite elf!
My Other Stories:
In addition to what is listed below, here's another story I have worked on:
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