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Author has written 6 stories for Mass Effect, and Thomas Was Alone.

About Me:

I'm a storyteller who loves the written word and the infinite complexities of the universe. My tastes do vary (as I'm sure the fiction I write will), however I enjoy stories that stretch the mind. Stories that create ideas we have not yet imagined and ask tough questions we do not want to ask about ourselves. I also enjoy stories that have multiple original characters, I feel as if these universes that authors create are too big for just the main characters to have adventures in. If Sci Fi, action, suspense, romance, asking hard questions, and psychological character studies are your thing we'll get along fantastically here, if not do not fret, there will be plenty of diversity in my stories.


Mass Effect: A Deteriorating Antiphon [ADA] (Complete)

Ten years after the Reaper War, Earth is still in ruin while the galaxy tries to recover. Marcus Tyson however, is a human who considers the political games to be irrelevant and foolish. In his anguish and hatred for a compliant society, he meets a strange man named Raven who promises to change the galaxy for the better. Little does Marcus know that the path he takes will be covered in blood.

This is first novel I wrote for this site. It is a psychological and philosophical piece which is still firmly rooted in the style of what made the game's narratives so amazing. Action, romance, suspense, intrigue, this story's got it all. One could call it a deconstruction of the games, which I can agree with the more I think about it. As well, it contains a plethora of original characters who form the main cast, though the tale is not entirely without the heroes from the games.

Mass Effect: The Moonshine Café [TMC] (In Progress)

Some say that with every cup there is a story waiting to be told. On Illium, there is a place where all who have worries on their backs can come to and rest their burdens. A place where a cup of coffee is a small price to pay for your story to be told. This is not the tale of the bar "The Moonshine Cafe", but instead of the people who have visited it.

The story was an idea I had for a collection of short stories focusing around a single location: a bar. Originally, this was to be a side project that I would occasional write a story or two for. However, I soon fell in love with the central characters and their dynamics with one another. Now I have a whole story planned out with a cohesive ending. The stories themselves, though connected by location, are also connected by theme. These themes are of love, the past, memory, acceptance, and regret all wrapped up in a film noir / jazz style. Original characters and canon characters show up from time to time, so expect plenty of surprises.

One Shots:

The Hunter [TH] (Complete) - Based on the game series "Mass Effect"

On his death bed, Thane Krios recounts all that he has lost as well as all that he has gained.

Written for the "Death of a Canon Character Challenge" on the Aria's Afterlife forum, this story deals with Thane's death in less than 1000 words. Originally the story was suppose to be extremely dark and depressing, but the more I wrote it, the more I realized that Thane's story in the games wasn't about despair, but reconciliation and hope. As such, I dealt with his death in a very similar manner.

Mother [M] (Complete) - Based on the game "Thomas Was Alone"

After the eradication of all the AIs, a young female scientists finds someone she never thought she would ever see again.

Once I finished the game Thomas Was Alone, I jumped onto the internet to find out what people thought about the ending. To my surprise, not a single piece of fanfiction had been written about the story so far. This story is my response, as well as an epilogue, to the ending of the game. It is how I perceived the ending thematically and on a literal sense. Though it mostly deals with original characters, one particular character does show up and causes quite a splash.

The Six Degrees of Separation [TSDS] (Complete) - Based on the game series "Mass Effect"

After the Reaper War has ended, EDI spends her days with her husband Joker on the Citadel. She questions life, her new-found existence, and the role she now must play in society. Yet forces are moving that will shape her life in ways she cannot understand. Post-Control.

This was written for the "Assuming Control September Contest" on the Aria's Afterlife forum. I wanted to take a look at synthetic life in a society that had recently been in a deep conflict with them. What changes would have to occur, what sanctions would be in place to maintain peace? These questions were the basis of the story, as well as my interpretation of EDI's search for the meaning of 'existence'. All in all, I think I did a pretty good job.

Under the Widow's Gaze [UTWG] (Complete) - Based on the game series "Mass Effect"

A spectre and his councillor, an affair only the vids could dream of. However, when you are Saren Arterius and Councillor Tevos, the romance is far less glamorous and far more dangerous.

Written for the "I Will Go Down With This Ship" July Contest on the Aria's Afterlife forum, this story really took hold of me and made me realize how powerful the crack pair of Tevos/Saren could be. It's a story I am really proud of and may perhaps be the precursor to a full-blown novel. If you like it be sure to read the alternate ending which shows a different side to the relationship displayed.




Author of the brilliant Mass Effect: Origins, this is a writer who I always recommend reading to people new to Mass Effect Fanfiction. If you still crave stories similar to mine after reading everything I've done, I point you towards Osage as her style of writing and storytelling are similar to mine. Highly recommended.


If a ShepardxTali fic is what you desire, Rockycombo wrote my favourite one on this site: In Love and War. A perfect mix of fluff, humour, and heart, Rockycombo is a fantastic author who I recommend reading if you want something to relax. His other work for Mass Effect is also hilarious and touching, so I recommend them as well!

The Naked Pen

If someone asked me what I thought was necessary for someone to read in Mass Effect Fanfiction, I would not hesitate to point them towards Mass Effect: Interregnum. Simply put, this is a publishable piece and only seems to add towards the universe as a whole. A fantastic introspective on Garrus and his time between Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2, The Naked Pen is a master of weaving words and plot lines towards a satisfying conclusion.


Aria's Afterlife

The best place to be if you want to chat to amazing authors, participate in well crafted roleplays, or discuss every facet of the Mass Effect Universe. I'm often on there, so if you want to know where I've 'hidden', you can check there first.


Massively Effective Originals

If you like original characters as much as I do in Mass Effect Fanfiction, then this is the community for you! I also am a staff for the forum so I am constantly adding new ones to the mix. If you have an original character driven story that you want to show me, don't hesitate to PM me or the community creator NaturalBornParagon.

Story Schedule:



UPDATE: 27-5-2014

I am alive. At least, I think I am. *pokes face* Yup, definitely alive. This little corner of the Internet has been quiet for quite some time and I'm going to change that very shortly. My computer had a hissy-fit so it'll be a bit longer before I upload any more Moonshine Cafe, but I just came on to say that everything will be up and running very shortly. My goal is to finish Moonshine by the end of the summer and to start up another project that should be very exciting. Maybe a few one-shots will sneak on by too. So here's my notice of return.

UPDATE: 13-3-2014

The reason why I love Science Fiction so much is because the phrase "Nothing is new under the sun" isn't applicable.

UPDATE: 26-12-2013

Happy holidays! I hope everyone is safe and having fun this winter season. More Moonshine will be coming soon . . . and when I mean soon, I mean today of course.

UPDATE: 18-9-2013

One of the best moments when you're a writer is when you lose yourself writing and think, "Where did all the time go?"

UPDATE: 9-9-2013

Thought of the day:

Like a painter preparing their canvas for their masterpiece, so should we (an author) prepare our own. For we may have the most beautiful paint in the world and the most glorious image of our creation, but a sullied canvas will only prove to be a detriment to our art.

UPDATE: 6-9-2013

Thought of the day:

Simple ideas explained well are more impressive than complex convoluted conundrums.

UPDATE: 28-8-2013

Cleaned up the author's page a bit. I feel it's a bit more organized and logical to read. Updates will continue again, everything has been written and is just going through the editing room. The wait is nearly over.

UPDATE: 27-8-2013

To get the most out of the ending of Antiphon, Descartes is a good place to start.

UPDATE: 14-8-2013

Thought of the day:

We all know the phrase, "if a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it, does it make a sound?" So then, in the same way, "if a character screams and there is no author to record it, does the character exist?"

If you want to send me a private message about anything at all I will be happy to respond.

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Mass Effect: Origin by Osage reviews
One year before the battle of the citadel Cerberus has completed their defection from the Alliance thanks to the enigmatic Armistan Banes. It is up to Commander John Shepard's brother Liam to keep them from getting stronger.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 42 - Words: 148,591 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/18/2014 - Published: 12/10/2012 - Shepard (M) - Complete
Mass Effect - Mercy by MizDirected reviews
Written for the Aria's Afterlife February contest. Lenka is a six-year-old batarian slave on the cusp of the biggest adventure of her life. Please take note, this story is about a child slave, with all the grim, dark, trigger-warning-ness that goes along with that environment. Just go in warned that it's about a bright light in a very dark world. Rated M - no explicitness
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,730 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/1/2014 - Published: 2/20/2014 - OC
Sister by bluekrishna reviews
A companion piece to Justicar, showing Sister's past and written in her POV. Full of fear and defiance, a slave girl carves a place for herself in the arena. But one day, all that changed. Will she rise out of darkness? Or will terror of the unknown hold her bound to its wheel? Dark, grim. May be triggering for some. OC.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,766 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/24/2014 - Published: 2/21/2014 - OC - Complete
In Love and War by Rockycombo 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: 399 - Follows: 389 - Updated: 1/26/2014 - Published: 5/19/2012 - Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah
Mass Effect: Contact by DoktorApplejuce reviews
The reapers are defeated, and the galaxy seems peaceful. That is until an advanced and aggressive race that predates the previous reaper invasion enters the galactic stage, demanding that blood be spilled.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,104 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/9/2013 - Published: 5/8/2012 - [Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah] OC
Bring out your Dead by MizDirected reviews
This is the part they don't show in the vids. What do you do when you can't find the strength to walk away and let the one you left behind get on with his life? Just a little one shot that asked to get out of my brain this morning.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 871 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/25/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Decrescendo by Orifiel reviews
The moment she seals her own fate, Nyreen faces her demise with courage and acceptance. And as ten seconds pass in the hush of the barrier, she reflects on a life of struggle, achievement, and lingering regret.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/29/2013 - Nyreen K. - Complete
Mass Effect: Interregnum by The Naked Pen reviews
The Battle of the Citadel has been won. Saren Arterius is dead. Commander Shepard is dead. Garrus Vakarian isn't. Alone on Omega among slavers, murderers, mercenaries, insane warlords and the worst of the galaxy's criminals, he does the only thing he can: declares war. The Archangel legend is born, but angels can fall. Nothing's ever easy...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Crime - Chapters: 55 - Words: 303,425 - Reviews: 374 - Favs: 572 - Follows: 325 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 2/25/2010 - Complete
Unspoken by Duelist 666 reviews
A love that can last a lifetime takes only a second to come about. These are the seconds that led to Carlos Shepard and Miranda Lawson falling in love. Kmeme fill, prompt inside.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,407 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/7/2013 - Shepard (M), Miranda L. - Complete
Mass Effect: A Fornax Production by Mothbanquet reviews
Short OC comedy. Acerbic erotic movie director Jon Freeman is in a bit of a pickle. He is tasked with creating Call of Booty, the most ambitious and expensive porn flick in Fornax's history. Can he and his long-suffering elcor producer Xantar deliver the goods or will they end up with their own private parts in orbit around Illium?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,264 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 12/9/2012 - Complete
Huntress by Kendoka Girl reviews
Two asari huntresses defend the landing zone as the planet Cyone is invaded by Reapers. Inspired by a multiplayer gold Reaper match.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,400 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Published: 1/5/2013 - Complete
Love Messages by Inkess reviews
In the aftermath of the war with the Reapers, Garrus is left wondering what happened to Shepard, his love. The answer might be easier to find than he imagined. (One-shot.)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,123 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/4/2012 - Garrus V. - Complete
ME Legends: The Silent Step by KFish1 reviews
Based on one line from Capt Kirrahe's inspiring Virmire speech, this is the untold story of a STG legend "who defeated a nation with a single shot." SHORT story with all original characters.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,200 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Councilor Esheel - Complete
Endlessly by NotLaura reviews
Five years since The Blight was driven back, and you have not returned to Denerim. Until now. Complete
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,576 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 398 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 12/20/2009 - Published: 12/9/2009 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
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Under the Widow's Gaze reviews
A spectre and his councillor, an affair only the vids could dream of. However, when you are Saren Arterius and Councillor Tevos, the romance is far less glamorous and far more dangerous.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,984 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/6/2014 - Published: 7/28/2014 - Saren A., Councilor Tevos - Complete
Mass Effect: The Moonshine Café reviews
"Everyone has a reason for being here," says the bartender. "The real challenge is finding out what that is." On Illium there is a home for every species, where all can grab a drink and find solace. Yet pasts have a tendency to catch up to you. Numerous short stories and drabbles in multiple genres from all eras of the bar's existence. OC and canon characters included in the tales.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 102,981 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 6/21/2014 - Published: 10/31/2012 - OC
The Six Degrees of Separation reviews
The galaxy is moving so fast, some cannot help but feel like they will collapse. I know my kind does. We question our new existence, our new 'freedom'. But how free are we? Are we alive if we cannot feel, both physically and emotionally? Perhaps the most pondered query is one I am still contemplating to this day: can we dream? I am EDI and this is my search for awareness.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,723 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/25/2013 - Published: 9/22/2013 - EDI, Joker - Complete
Mass Effect: A Deteriorating Antiphon 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: 15 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/17/2013 - Published: 7/24/2012 - OC, Garrus V. - Complete
Mother reviews
Spoilers for Thomas Was Alone. After all AIs are erased from existence, a distressed scientist gets an unexpected message from someone she never thought she would talk to again.
Thomas Was Alone - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,554 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/31/2013 - Complete
The Hunter reviews
Thane Krios's final moments as he lies in bed awaiting his fate with nothing more to do but consider his regretful past. One shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,061 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/26/2013 - Thane K. - Complete
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