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Joined 08-08-12, id: 4184716, Profile Updated: 06-06-13
Author has written 9 stories for Mass Effect.

Hello!

I am a Canadian twenty-something currently halfway through my bachelor's degree in music (vocal performance - classical singing).

I am very much interested in art and humanity's interaction with it.

Artists who inspire me include Amanda Palmer, Andrew Hussie, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Neil Gaiman, Franz Schubert, Gabriel García Márquez, Samuel Beckett, Phil and Kaja Foglio, Martin O'Donnell, and many, many more.

Art about which I fangirl includes Mass Effect, Halo, Homestuck, Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter, Phoenix Wright, Portal, and so much more.

A small note: most, if not all, of my fics are based off prompts from the kmeme. Sometimes I remember to include the prompt in the fic - if I haven't, and you'd like to know what the prompt was, drop me a note and I'll edit the fic to include it.

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Sound the Clarion by Amber Penglass reviews
In the chaos of the ongoing First Contact War, the Alliance is contacted by a resistence cell comprised of captured humans on Palaven, and Shepard is drafted for a covert mission to make contact. Her cover lands her where? The Vakarian household, of course. Shepard/Garrus, AU.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 153,255 - Reviews: 892 - Favs: 1,123 - Follows: 1,027 - Updated: 6/1/2016 - Published: 8/12/2011 - J. Garson, Garrus V. - Complete
Sense and Flexibility by Roarkshop reviews
The story of Garrus and Femshep as told by me. Lots of off-canon. Sequels incoming. TW: It's been brought to my attention that some of Garrus' more animalistic behavior in some scenes have caused panic attacks for victims of abuse. I am so sorry for anyone who had a similar reaction. SO sorry. I would like to make any new readers aware of this beforehand. Thank you.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 51 - Words: 220,428 - Reviews: 1580 - Favs: 2,566 - Follows: 1,431 - Updated: 11/11/2014 - Published: 10/6/2011 - J. Garson, Garrus V. - Complete
Variations on a Theme, with Tank and Gunfire by servantofclio reviews
Shepard finds herself reliving the last few years, from the beacon on Eden Prime to the battle on Earth. Again, and again, and again. How much can she change? How much should she change? M for language, occasional sexual situations.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 38,574 - Reviews: 264 - Favs: 624 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 9/28/2012 - Published: 9/6/2012 - [Garrus V., Shepard] - Complete
Life Signs by tarysande reviews
When a routine reconnaissance mission goes awry, Shepard and Garrus are pushed to the bounds of their endurance.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,523 - Reviews: 381 - Favs: 491 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 7/19/2012 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Garrus V., J. Garson - Complete
High Class Hostage by FortyFourReasons reviews
After the events of ME3, Garrus Vakarian wanders Earth, lost and purposeless...until possible redemption arrives unexpectedly in the form of a human infant. Vakarian/Shepard...sort of . Also includes post-ME3 histories of Tali and Liara.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 69,481 - Reviews: 174 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Garrus V., J. Garson - Complete
Where You Belong by WastedHeart reviews
After the events of the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC, Garrus travels to Palaven with Shepard to visit his family. Together, they must face the reaction of his family and the rest of the galactic community to their relationship. Sequel to Home. Post-ME3 epilogue now added! Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 93,933 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 6/10/2012 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Garrus V., J. Garson - Complete
Mindgames by Thanatos34 reviews
Alternate ME3 ending. FemShep/Garrus. Complete. "I believe that was what made her so great: her refusal to accept that there was not a better way."
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 32,085 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 5/26/2012 - Published: 3/12/2012 - J. Garson, Garrus V. - Complete
White Rose of the Normandy by Tillian reviews
Garrus felt troubled by his growing affection for humanity's golden girl, so he left the Normandy after the events on the Citadel out of respect for her. Even two years has passed after her apparent death, the feeling didn't faded away.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 62,420 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 10/2/2011 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Garrus V., J. Garson
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Every One That Asketh reviews
The Reapers are defeated, and the galactic community is barely holding together after the presumed death of Commander Shepard and the disappearance of the Normandy. The return of both, with unexpected complications, prompts a whole lot of questions, and very few answers. WARNING: baby! Post-ME3, canon tweaking. Rated M for mature themes. **New content available on AO3!**
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 42 - Words: 69,734 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 339 - Updated: 12/7/2020 - Published: 8/27/2012 - J. Garson, Garrus V.
Good Night reviews
Garrus goes to find Shepard. Post-ME3, Destroy ending. One-shot. Based on some gorgeous fanart. Rated T for some slightly-suggestive mentions.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 950 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/11/2013 - J. Garson, Garrus V.
Strength reviews
Kaidan goes hunting in Shepard's classified personnel files to find out just what she was up to while working for Cerberus. Unfortunately, curiosity gets the better of him, and he discovers something Shepard would have preferred no one know. Early ME3, Earthborn/Sole Survivor Shep. Rated T for language and non-graphic substance abuse. One-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,874 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/6/2013 - J. Garson, Kaidan A. - Complete
If I Get Down On My Knees And Beg reviews
Commander Shepard really, really wants Garrus to talk to her ... but he's always too busy with his calibrations. One-shot, ME2, Shakarian. Rated M for ... a lot of rather coarse language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,692 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/22/2013 - J. Garson, Garrus V. - Complete
Sunset Eyes Are Smiling reviews
Thane watches Shepard get between Garrus and Sidonis. Being a drell, he sees parallels no one else does. And so he tells Garrus what he can't possibly know ... Rated K . Mid-ME2. One-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,743 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/2/2013 - J. Garson, Garrus V., Thane K. - Complete
Mothers and Fathers, Daughters and Sons reviews
The war has ended, and it is time to rebuild and to build anew. Garrus and Shepard consider a family amongst the myriad of projects they've taken on, but it can be naught but a daydream until they can adopt a child. Liara, however, might have a solution for them. Post-ME3, potential canon rewrite/tweak. Rated M for adult themes. On hiatus (focusing on Every One That Asketh).
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 21,983 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 1/21/2013 - Published: 8/27/2012 - J. Garson, Garrus V.
Lo! A Light Here Shines
Do you ever wish you knew? Do you wish that you could warn someone of their impending fate? Thane discovers the true meaning of a family secret which, truth be told, has nothing to do with his family at all. Set in Mass Effect 2/3. One-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,563 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/4/2013 - Thane K. - Complete
Cuddles, Because Science reviews
The Commander, as many would agree, is not a touchy-feely sort of person. Why she can't keep her hands off Garrus, then, is a mystery to her turian mate. Rated M for suggestive themes. Set mid-ME2 somewhere. Cute and fluffy. One-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,407 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/12/2012 - Garrus V., J. Garson - Complete
Cheers, Siha reviews
Commander Shepard is getting married, and Thane Krios is nursing a glass of wine and coming to terms with the fact that she is not marrying him. Rated T for potentially-suggestive mentions. Post-ME3 with tweaks to canon. One-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,712 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Thane K., J. Garson - Complete