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Author has written 4 stories for Mass Effect, and Hunger Games.

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Teddy - Jaybird - Jacob


Atmosphere: 64th Game. Complete.

Victor: Trance Berrill, District One Male

Sand Castles: 81st Game. Ongoing. Estimated time to completion: 4 - 5 months.

Victor: TBA

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Post-canon SYOT information:

Setting the Stage: The Third Quarter Quell That Never Happened

Ruthlessly powerful and unspeakably cruel hands twisted the Seventy-Fifth Hunger Games to serve a single purpose: strangle the rebellion in the cradle before hope, the most virulent of all afflictions, spread to those poor and desperate souls who toiled endlessly in the districts.

Of all the mistakes made by Coriolanus Snow in his omnipotence-induced blindness, condemning all but one of the Capitol's most darling victors to certain death ignited unheralded public outrage. No longer could the cracks in the establishment be concealed.

On the eve of the seventy-fifth game, as Capitolites and Districters alike rioted in the streets, Plutarch Heavensebee acted behind closed doors in order to save as many rebel lives as possible. In conjunction with Capitol Vice-President Thaddeus Hyperion and District Thirteen President Alma Coin, Heavensbee ordered a hit on President Snow.

It was only after the white roses dripped with red that the architect of the Seventy-Fifth arena realized his trust had been misplaced.

Hyperion, motivated by a desire to protect his people and their way of life, and Coin, lusting for power and revenge against the districts that so willingly abandoned District Thirteen after the First Rebellion, agreed to protect each others' interests. After killing Heavensbee, they called all District Mayors to the Capitol in order to forge a new covenant, a government that would grant freedom and equal treatment under the law to all citizens of Panem. But as the mayors learned upon arriving in the Capitol, the equality was nominal. The freedom wasn't enough. What they had hoped would end the decades-long oppression merely proved that the Capitol hadn't been run by bloodless monsters.

It had been run by men and women, the very same that could be found all throughout the districts.

And when the mayors of Districts Two, Five, Six, and Twelve were publicly executed for failing to comply with the whims of their new leaders, it became apparent to the rest of Panem that maybe place of birth or ridiculous clothing or having too much food to eat doesn't turn men and women into monsters.

It is power, especially the love of power, that corrupts the mind, insidiously twisting delicate virtues and noble intentions into unrecognizable horror and unjustified suffering.

The Coin-Hyperion Agreement
Effective December 31st, Year 75

1.) The Capitol shall immediately be stripped of "favored city" status, and will accept the new title of "District Zero".

2.) Overarching restrictions on travel between districts previously instituted by District Zero are hereby lifted.
-2A. Each district shall have complete authority over its own travel restrictions.

3.) The residents of District Thirteen shall relocate to an above-ground, livable environment free of nuclear damage.
-3A. They shall not relocate to land already inhabited by citizens of another district.

4.) District Zero will suffer no retaliation in regard to previous master-servant relations between the "Capitol" and the districts.

5.) The Hunger Games shall continue as ordained after the First Rebellion.
-5A. Districts Zero through Thirteen shall each send two randomly-picked tributes, one male and one female between the ages of 12 and 18, to participate in the annual Hunger Games.
-5B. The Hunger Games shall continue to be held in District Zero, unless otherwise authorized by a majority vote (eight or more) of district leaders.
-5C. The Hunger Games, as well as victors' annual salaries, shall be financed by a 2% tax on all goods produced in Panem, regardless of district of origin. The responsibility of monitoring and enforcing this tax lies with the leadership of District Zero and District Thirteen.

6.) District Zero and District Thirteen shall hold popular elections every two years on the first of January to determine their own leadership. Mayors of Districts One through Twelve shall be appointed under the authority of District Zero and District Thirteen.

7.) The practice of prostituting victors shall be immediately abolished.
-7A. Violators will face charges up to and including execution.

8.) Career Districts shall be given nominal recognition and permission to open academies for the express intent of training future victors.
-8A. A "Career District" is any district that accrues four or more victors over a thirty-five year period.
-8B. The status of "Career District" can be revoked if the district fails to meet the requirement stated in 8A.

Victor's Purge and the Current State of Affairs

To ensure the longevity of their newly-forged empire, Thaddeus Hyperion and Alma Coin implemented the Victor's Purge, a method of containment proposed by the late President Snow: kill the cultural icons before they garnered enough support to rekindle the rebellion.

Between June 18th of the 75th year and February 29th of the 76th year, eighteen victors were ripped from their families and taken from their homes. Some were beaten, some were tortured, but all were tried, convicted, and executed for their involvement with the failed insurrectionist movement.

Rapture Rezure - District One
Lyme Detrus - District Two
Beetee Meridan - District Three
Wiress Maywell - District Three
Mags Edolwyn - District Four
Orion Atlanta - District Four
Meriam Forscythe - District Five
Dynamo Cress - District Five
Blight Cooper - District Seven
Johanna Mason - District Seven
Woof Loom - District Eight
Buckwheat Farro - District Nine
Sophia Goldwater - District Ten
Brand Pollard - District Ten
Esperanza Huntington - District Ten
Chaff Sod - District Eleven
Haymitch Abernathy - District Twelve
Peeta Mellark - District Twelve

Katniss Everdeen, Finnick Odair, Nero Stafford, and Chase Harson, all known collaborators, were graciously allowed to live - an unwarranted and completely contrived demonstration of kindness, goodwill, and compassion toward the wayward children of Panem.

The caged Mockingjay, the abused Beloved, the beaten Elitist, and the silenced Messenger.

Behold the mercy of the new regime.


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Misconceptions by the melon lord 2.0 reviews
AU. His contribution to the rebellion was supposed to secrets and slander. Haymitch decided taking on a wife would be more appropriate. She wanted to forget the Games ever happened. Then she's told of a fiance who'll never allow her to do so. And he isn't Peeta and she isn't Annie, and surely that means everything. Just maybe not quite in the way they'd thought.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 52,832 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 389 - Updated: 3/22 - Published: 6/22/2013 - Katniss E., Finnick O.
Fight For Your Life by JabberjayHeart reviews
"On the one-hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that their soldiers were but children, all tributes will reaped from pools of eighteen-year-olds only." Welcome to the 125th Hunger Games!
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 20 - Words: 134,226 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 2/2 - Published: 8/23/2013 - Complete
From the Ground Up by Cashmere67 reviews
"Survivors aren't always the strongest; sometimes they're the smartest, but more often simply the luckiest."
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 25 - Words: 135,481 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 11/9/2013 - Published: 12/2/2012 - Other tributes - Complete
Paper Wings by Atreyu429 reviews
Being a cop is never easy. Neither is being thrown into a world of fiction. And after reluctantly joining C-Sec, I'll have to learn both lessons the hard way. Drug rings, psychotic gang leaders, blackmarket organ dealers, slave runners. It's all standard fare here. And beyond all that, powerful forces follow my every step. Surviving it all may not be an option...
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Crime/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 137,406 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 7/23/2013 - Published: 8/21/2012 - Garrus V., Executor Pallin
Twenty Four Victors, Twenty Four Tributes by aimmyarrowshigh reviews
"Twenty-Four Victors, Twenty-Four Tributes: Meet Your Quarter Quell Contestants." This is how they survived and why they died.
Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,980 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 526 - Follows: 41 - Published: 2/20/2011 - Finnick O., Wiress - Complete
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Sand Castles reviews
"Let them perish amidst the ashes of their humanity." Welcome to the Eighty-First Hunger Games.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 67,577 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/17 - Published: 12/8/2013
Atmosphere reviews
"My arena, my creation, has one sole purpose: destruction. My arena is a paradox, just like the Capitol."
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 40 - Words: 168,450 - Reviews: 243 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 12/15/2013 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Other tributes - Complete
Nothing More than Echoes reviews
Snippets detailing a brief experience of one tribute from three separate past arenas as they fight for their survival and come to terms with their situation.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,022 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/29/2013 - Complete
Left Alone reviews
After Falere chooses to stay behind at the Ardat-Yakshi monastery, she must rebuild her home while learning to lead a solitary lifestyle, though the monastery may attract more attention than Falere or her mother could have ever anticipated. Takes place during and post-ME3.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,189 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 1/1/2013 - Falere