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Joined 05-17-12, id: 4009423, Profile Updated: 06-09-13
Author has written 6 stories for Mass Effect.

Greetings! I am simple worker man from Russia, good family man, any moneys are appreciated.

Nah, just kidding. I'm an American college student living in Colorado. I love writing, have since about fifth grade, and creative writing is my favorite. In case you couldn't tell from my avatar, I absolutely love Tali, and she's involved in, if not at the center of, basically everything I write for this site. Writing is a passion of mine, and I hope to develop my skills with feedback from the readers here. I've been deeply involved in my Mass Effect story, but plan to branch out to Dragon Age at some undecided point in the future. Enjoy the reading!


Best forum on this site: http://www.fanfiction.net/forum/Aria-s-Afterlife/124455/

Awesome lady who drew my avatar: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1952209/Orifiel

Favorites of various categories are listed below if you're curious, and always feel free to PM me about anything. I love a good nerd talk.

Games: Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Bioshock, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Borderlands, Team Fortress 2

Authors: Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, Michael Chrichton, Joel Rosenberg

Movies: Dark Knight, Lord of the Rings trilogy, A Knight's Tale, Pirates of the Caribbean (first one), Princess Bride, Die Hard trilogy, Sandlot, Zoolander

Shows: Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Lie to Me, Sherlock, Psych, How I Met Your Mother, Ed Edd n Eddy, Whose Line is it Anyway

Bands: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Foreigner, Pink Floyd

A message about In Love and War:

I've seriously considered going back to write the first four to eight chapters in my fic, but upon investigating, I've actually found my growth pattern for writing fanfics is traceable by every eight chapters. The first eight are me trying new things, getting my bearings, etc. The next eight are my own straight up Tali love. The next eight are probably the zenith of making it my own, where I change the ending and set up where I'm going to be going. The next eight I dabble in putting in more meanings, the most obvious one probably being the prolonged poke at people who have obsessions over celebrities. And I can already feel myself delving into deeper issues with this next set (chapter 37, anyone?). Not a hard fast rule, I throw in Tali love still (29) and try new things occasionally (35), but the general trend and progression is definitely there. Anyway, just something I found interesting, and what caused me to decide against reworking my first set of chapters, even if I lose a bit of readership.

But it's to the readers who stuck with me, and more specifically those who gave insightful reviews, that I want to thank most. You guys are an inspiration, one of the main drives for me to write, and a source of both entertainment and constructive criticism that I couldn't have gotten started without. Thank you!

Life's been keeping me busy, so updates to come when I can.

-Rocky

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I Should Go by Nevery reviews
Speeches, farewells, denials, howls of grief and of rage. Those that knew Shepard in life remember the Commander in death. Shepard's gender and any interpretations of romance are intentionally ambiguous and left up to you. Disclaimer: Reading these shorts whilst listening to "An End for Once and For All" carries with it a heavy risk of tears.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 57 - Words: 22,191 - Reviews: 338 - Favs: 255 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 3/13/2016 - Published: 3/1/2013 - Blasto, Oriana L.
Gabby and Ken by JoeLaTurkey reviews
Will the Normandy's favourite double-act ever realise their potential as a couple? Let's find out. Kenneth/Gabriella
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 26 - Words: 104,104 - Reviews: 342 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 10/7/2014 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Gabby D., Ken D.
Adamo by Andrio reviews
A fanfic series focusing on Shepard and Tali's friendship, romance, and love, spanning Mass Effect 1 through speculative Mass Effect 3.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 167,125 - Reviews: 752 - Favs: 1,044 - Follows: 735 - Updated: 4/29/2014 - Published: 5/30/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Family Doesn't End With Blood by ColossusProblematic reviews
After he awakens to find his life upended and his friends scattered, Shepard continues the struggle against the hidden enemies that threaten the galaxy while he tries to reclaim the family he lost. M for language, violence, adult content. Being progressively rewritten as new chapters are added.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 214,381 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 304 - Updated: 9/25/2013 - Published: 7/8/2012 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah
Mass Effect: A Deteriorating Antiphon by Aeternix reviews
The Reapers are dead. As Marcus Tyson (a human who hates the monotony of his life) just begins to accept the galaxy's peace, he finds himself involved with a rogue syndicate led by the enigmatic Raven. To the syndicate, this peace is a lie and all that remains is complacency. To Raven, no one is innocent and the message he brings will rattle the universe to the core.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 33 - Words: 186,929 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/17/2013 - Published: 7/24/2012 - OC, Garrus V. - Complete
The Knife and the Turncoat by Mr.Vaz reviews
Tali is torn between her feelings for the commander and the gravity of a horrible mistake, while Miranda comes to terms with the organization that she's championed for years. Follow-up to Levi Matthews' "Finding a Way". M!Shepard/Tali ON HIATUS
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 174,537 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 8/6/2013 - Published: 4/28/2012 - [Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)] Miranda L.
Keelah Se'lai by Full-Paragon reviews
In her twilight years, Tali is interviewed and tells the story of her life, and the man she would love. Focuses on Tali, and her relationships with the Normandy's crew, as well as the destiny of her people and the geth. Contains language, violence, romance, religion and spoilers. Officially AU now. Updates every four days, rain, shine or apocalypse!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 72 - Words: 278,088 - Reviews: 1330 - Favs: 500 - Follows: 499 - Updated: 7/19/2013 - Published: 7/28/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)
Galactic Life, and Reapers by LegionN7 reviews
What if we actually lived in the Mass Effect Universe? How would our lives translate into this rich universe? This collaborative self-insert shows how, even coming from all walks of life, some things can bind anyone together. How will this sundry group of unlikely heroes cope? DISCLAIMER: Nonoriginal characters and locations not owned by any authors; all Bioware/EA. Starts pre-Me1.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 31 - Words: 216,100 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/14/2013 - Published: 3/8/2013
Welcome to Earth, 2013 by Bronzey the Mystical Foxxx reviews
I was headed home from work one night when a crazy lady in cosplay stuck a gun in my face as she tried to steal my car. After realizing that it was Commander Jane Shepard, I'm now on a mission to take her to Bioware in Canada with my brother who can't seem to keep his hands off of her and his mouth shut.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 60,627 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 6/21/2013 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Reminiscence by anonymous moose reviews
"Primarch Vakarian? Uh, sir? I'm here to ask you about Commander Shepard." Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 46 - Words: 104,927 - Reviews: 427 - Favs: 609 - Follows: 688 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Embrace of A Hero by Mirari.Divinus reviews
A story of Emily R. Shepard. Finding love, friends and becoming a hero. Femshep/Kaidan, Femshep/Garrus with one sided Femshep/Thane. Rated M for language, and fluffy lemons. From ME1 to ME3.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 69,287 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 4/3/2013 - Published: 2/12/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Hold On to Love and Carry On by TenyumeKasumi reviews
Kasumi and Keiji spend Valentine's Day together, not knowing it would be their last but knowing that what they shared was a deathless love that defied all bounds. A submission for the Valentine's Day competition at Aria's Afterlife forum.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,754 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Published: 2/14/2013 - Kasumi G. - Complete
The Quarian-Princess Bride by thebluninja reviews
Mordin: Inconceivable! The Illusive Man: Who said life is fair? Where is that written? Shepard: Collectors of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist. Thane: Hello. My name is Thane Krios. You killed my father. PREPARE TO DIE! Legion: Marriage. Marriage is what brings us together in consensus today. Yes, the Princess Bride, done with Mass Effect characters! Read it now!
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,021 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/27/2013 - Published: 1/23/2013 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
Regret by TheRev28 reviews
The most iconic scene from Mass Effect 1 told from a very different perspective.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 731 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/8/2013 - Ashley W., Kaidan A., Shepard (M) - Complete
Hypocrites by Trishata96 reviews
Shepard gets very insulted when the crew say she can't drive the Mako anymore as they all think she's terrible. So she dumps them on a planet and sets a driving course so they can decide who will become the official Mako driver. Problems ensue very quickly. Intro chap, then a chapter each for each crew member's turn, then a epilogue.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 7,951 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/17/2012 - Published: 11/4/2012 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Skyllian-Five by Caliburn91 reviews
A game of poker between Tali and the captain she admires reaches its conclusion. She reflects on their previous matches together, and how she learned to love the game. For a story supposedly about poker, it has surprisingly little poker in it.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,792 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/4/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
You Came Back to Me by T. Bryson reviews
After the events of ME3, Commander Shepard awakens on Earth and is taken to a hospital for care. His friends, all of whom thought he was dead, go to the hospital to be at his side as he recovers. Heavy on character development/interaction. Tali/Shepard focus.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 113,303 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 595 - Follows: 304 - Updated: 10/23/2012 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
My Big Fat Quarian Wedding by Andrew Joshua Talon reviews
Shepard promised he'd build Tali' a house, and by God he's gonna do it! No matter how much of a mess it causes. One shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,157 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 192 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 8/7/2012 - Published: 7/22/2012 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
Honeymoon by Miraza reviews
The Reapers are dead, Shepard and Tali were just married, and they're already on their honeymoon. It's a romance, it's rated M, and it starts with their wedding night.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 41,849 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 287 - Follows: 222 - Updated: 1/27/2011 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)
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In Love and War reviews
Shepard and Tali's relationship grows during the fight with the Reapers, but that doesn't mean their story ends after they deal with the ancient synthetics. Reapers were simple; you can just shoot them in the head area. But that doesn't work for fans, admirals, or the past. Focuses on Tali/Shep pairing, rated M for sexual content and language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 51 - Words: 168,589 - Reviews: 526 - Favs: 407 - Follows: 393 - Updated: 1/26/2014 - Published: 5/19/2012 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah
Joke's On Who? reviews
Miranda started it, and Shepard will end it. But not nearly as soon as you'd think. Lighthearted piece for the April Fool's competition on the forum Aria's Afterlife. It still counts even if it's not April First!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,532 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/10/2013 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah
Pulp Effect reviews
Zaeed wasn't entirely truthful when he told Shepard how his rifle Jesse went out of commission. Based on Bruce Willis' role in Pulp Fiction, for the Yippee-ki-yay competition on Aria's Afterlife. If you haven't seen Pulp Fiction, go watch it. Seriously.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,243 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/18/2013 - Zaeed M. - Complete
Full Body Massage reviews
It's amazing how much you can mean with only three words. And as Tali relaxes with Shepard after they defeat the collectors, she figures that out for herself. One shot for the Valentine's Competition on Aria's Afterlife.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,740 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 15 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah - Complete
What's For Dinner? reviews
Gardner finds the score of a lifetime on the Citadel: a live chicken! But when he returns to the Normandy, he discovers that it may be more trouble than it was worth. Crack one-shot, rated T for one word.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,937 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/1/2013 - Complete
Adventures of a Space Hamster reviews
How did Kaidan survive the collector's attack on Horizon? Why did Harbinger not fire on the Normandy when it came to extract Shepard's injured crew during the final charge? Why did Harbinger fly away from the beam? Find out here. Non-serious non-canon one-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,160 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/15/2012 - Shepard (M) - Complete