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Joined 04-29-12, id: 3969309, Profile Updated: 01-01-15
Author has written 5 stories for Mass Effect.

Hm. Well.

I wasn’t happy with ME3, nor the prospect of ending the story just as it was getting interesting, so I finally took the plunge and started writing myself. The story even seems to be reasonably well-liked, for which I’m very happy and grateful. Love you all :)

In addition to the main story, Unity, there’s also a recent entry into expanding the universe via short vignettes, Coherence, as well as a short spin-off about two little asari girls in the aftermath of the war, Watch Over Her—and, of course, my scholarly text about the asari that I need to get around to updating with new parts. Soon!

If you have any input/critique/encouragement, please do share! :) I *love* criticism. Totally serious. That’s how you get better.

UPDATE: I’ve mentioned it to a few people, so here goes:

I loved writing Unity.

That said, I’ve many times wanted to continue the story… but I’m afraid it’s probably too late now and still be able to do it justice. It would take considerable effort to get back into the story and the plans I had, and I don’t know if I’d have it in me even assuming there were more than a handful of people still interested in reading. I guess I’d rather leave it good and something that could have been great rather than risk taking the good and ruining it with a half-hearted effort.

And *that* said, nothing is ever out of the question. Right now I’m kind of interested in starting a DA:I fic, and who knows… if I get back into the swing of things, maybe I’ll find the muse for ME again too.

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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: 134 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 7/24 - Published: 8/24/2011 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F)
Mass Effect: Beginnings by Lilivati reviews
"Spectres, well, that's what they look for- initiative, sound judgment, a dash of insanity." My novelization of Mass Effect 1, featuring Commander Nathaly Shepard and the rest of the crew, with an eventual Shenko romance. This fic takes a deeper dive into the story and characters, as well as adding or altering some events.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 469,494 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 12/22/2014 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
The Cerberus Files Addenda : The Systems Alliance by LogicalPremise reviews
Cerberus's take on the SA. Follows the style of the the Cerberus Files for alien races, but this time going into the dark and ugly history of the Systems Alliance, changes in human culture, and details about the government, politics, and more, written by Minsta. Sort of my take on Renegade Reinterpretations, except more like 'bloodthirsty lunatic reinterpretations with an axe'.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 78,051 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 10/30/2014 - Published: 11/9/2012 - [Illusive Man, OC] Kai Leng, O. Petrovsky
The Shepherdess and the Questing Beast by PMC65 reviews
The second installment of E.W. Shepard and Liara T'Soni's Story that includes the two finally meeting, Shepard becoming a SpecTRe, the hunt for Saren Arterius and the destruction of the Normandy. This is a blend of ME1 and AU ... Please be advised, as with A Thessian's Whisper, there are dark elements in this story as well as humor. Rated M for mature themes.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 117 - Words: 505,512 - Reviews: 1588 - Favs: 423 - Follows: 507 - Updated: 9/21/2014 - Published: 1/5/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni
News by LawGrad07 reviews
A different take on how Thane's romance could have played out through ME3. I am a believer in happy endings, love and the right to live. I will not, therefore, let Bioware simply kill the Drell. Not on my, or my Shepard's, watch.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 156,129 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 6/2/2014 - Published: 3/27/2012 - Shepard (F), Thane K.
Feathers by thedeadflag reviews
A weary marine gets pulled into a covert assignment by an old contact. A single explosion changes the course of her life, sending her racing through space to combat a threat to all galactic civilization. The Mass Effect Arc of A. Shepard. Sequel to Flotsam ON HIATUS as of 03/03/14: See profile for details
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 315,979 - Reviews: 465 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 11/17/2013 - Published: 9/14/2012 - [Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni]
Never Again by N.Q. Wilder reviews
Sequel to "All Things Pass" and "Sub Specie Aeternitatis," and the final part of the trilogy. A story of loss, promises, and love.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 86,434 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 1/8/2013 - Published: 5/1/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F) - Complete
Dark Energy 3: End of Days by Melaradark 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: 1539 - Favs: 489 - Follows: 312 - Updated: 12/1/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
Deepest Desires by psychotic-cat17 reviews
Liara's bane in the bedroom is that Shepard always has such perfect control, so she sets out to do something about it. What can she possibly do to finally push FemShep over the edge? Find a way to fulfill Shepard's deepest desire, that's what. PLEASE NOTE RATING. FemShep/Liara pairing
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,867 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 29 - Published: 11/14/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
Flotsam by thedeadflag reviews
A pre-ME1 backstory of A. Shepard's life as a young emaciated orphan, navigating the streets of an Earth metropolis. Rated M because it gets pretty violent. I'm also kind of bad at summaries. Now complete, with a sequel Feathers published.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 133,879 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/14/2012 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Gaius' Ambition by Eterna1Soldier reviews
"I came, I saw, I conquered." Julius Ceasar. In the 21st century humans make rapid advances into space, with individual nations striving to create their own interstellar empires. Space, for most people, was a means to escape, to leave a conflicted, divided and violent world. But wherever man went, devastation soon followed. (Title Changed)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,865 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 490 - Follows: 556 - Updated: 7/26/2012 - Published: 1/22/2012 - Councilor Tevos
Returned by themarshal reviews
More than anything, I felt cheated. Denied the life I had promised another, the life I had been fighting for. Denied because my choice had been taken away from me. Post-ME3 AU. FemShep/Liara later on. Rated M for language and sexual situations
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,429 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 169 - Updated: 7/11/2012 - Published: 4/5/2012 - [Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni]
version 1 by cellostargalactica reviews
version 1.0 - draft
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 64,315 - Reviews: 375 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 7/11/2012 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Complete
Striking by MidnightRaith reviews
Shy, awkward and lonely archeologist, Liara T'Soni doesn't know what to make of Commander Shepard. The human is alien, aggressive and has a knack for catching her off guard. However, Liara must admit that she finds her fascinating; academically of course.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,897 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 7/2/2012 - Published: 5/21/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F)
What's in a Name? by Salser reviews
No relation to any of the Bard's works. Shepard is stressed dealing with the aftermath of the Reaper War. Added to that, she now has to think of a name for her unborn child. Liara tries to cheer her up by enlisting the "help" of their friends. Ridiculously silly, light-hearted fluff.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 741 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
Nothing Gold Can Stay by ShadowBlazer reviews
Liara realizes how easy the dearest things in life can be lost. ME3-based oneshot. Pre-EC. FemShep/Liara.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,727 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
Picking Up the Pieces by ShaneforWax reviews
Post-ME3. The war is over, at least the Reaper War is. But the fight's not done. There is so much left to do. Commander Shepard and her crew must help rebuild the galaxy. Spoilers for all 3 games, naturally.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 50,431 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 5/16/2012 - Published: 5/3/2012 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni
Defiant To The End by iBayne reviews
Because, you know, there just aren't enough alternate ending fics out there. This was a way of venting which turned into creative rambling, and thought I might as well throw it into the pile. ME3 During/Post Ending. On Hiatus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 14 - Words: 15,734 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Shepard (M), Garrus V.
Dark Energy 2: Trail of Shadows by Melaradark 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: 862 - Favs: 521 - Follows: 240 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 12/22/2011 - Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni - Complete
Rebirth by Rae D. Magdon reviews
"Fix-It" Fic that takes place after the final battle of Mass Effect 3. Liara/Shepard pairing
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 18,872 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 4/14/2012 - Published: 3/7/2012 - [Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F)]
The beautiful indifferent by sparklef0x reviews
A take on the individual experiences that wove the story as we know it. What Shepard did, what she didn't do, who she refused or failed to be, and the meaning others ascribed to her presence in their lives. FemShep/Liara - Rated M for language/violence/sex
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 53,185 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 6/12/2011 - Published: 11/19/2008 - [Shepard (F), Liara T'Soni]
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Haven reviews
Fate has brought a war-weary commando to a new home on the flagship of the Citadel fleet. Its captain is reeling under her responsibilities and being held back from the war raging all around the galaxy. Can the two find solace in each other? Matriarch Lidanya/Velana T'Ria. M for smut.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 28,504 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 3/20/2013
Unity reviews
Victory is only the beginning. Shepard and Liara, their friends, families, allies, enemies, and the fate of the united galaxy after the end of the Reaper War. Gritty, sciency, often funny or teary, sometimes sexy. …And always hopeful.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 73 - Words: 225,583 - Reviews: 372 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 329 - Updated: 2/21/2013 - Published: 5/1/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (F), Kasumi G., Jack
Watch Over Her reviews
The story of a young asari girl, her baby sister, and the apocalypse. Set on Thessia about a week after the end of the Reaper War.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,561 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/1/2013
Coherence reviews
Vignettes from the edge. The webs inbetween spaces. —Chapter nine features Kasumi, Jack, Samara, Shepard, Liara… and a wedding.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,388 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 10/17/2012
Introduction to Asari for Humans reviews
A collection of documents introducing various aspects of the asari to a human audience. Topics include physiology, anatomy, procreation, psychology, culture, and any other suitable texts.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,322 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/1/2012