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Joined 03-12-13, id: 4594914, Profile Updated: 06-29-14
Author has written 10 stories for Mass Effect.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check things out! There's tons of Mass Effect stories out there, so I appreciate you taking the time to browse mine.

STORY GUIDE

Exordium is my Mass Effect retelling, and was completed on 6/29/14. Thank you SO MUCH for reading. It's been a ton of fun, and all your comments, encouragement and support have meant the world.

A sequel to Exordium is planned. Writing will begin in a couple of weeks, and the first chapter will likely post late summer/early fall. Check back with my profile, keep an eye on my tumblr, or even better, hit the follow button so you don't miss it!!

Other stories in the Exordium-verse:

  • 'Reparations' is a stand alone short that should be considered 'canon' for that story.
  • 'Not Fine' is a stand alone short that looks ahead to ME2. I don't know yet if this is something that should be considered Exordium 'canon,' but I wrote it using Exordium's Shepard.
  • The Happily Ever After series:

  • 'Noel' is a Christmas story I wrote as a gift to dissertation-reaper for the Mass Effect Holiday Cheer exchange on tumblr
  • 'Wishes' literally takes Mass Effect to Disney World. Started as a joke, then turned into kind of a neat story. It's sweet enough to give you cavities. Shenko.
  • Misc. Stories:

  • 'Snow' - Shenko oneshot
  • 'The Headdress': Shepard/Liara story I wrote for a friend
  • 'Scars' - A Jack story written for a friend
  • I post random ficlets, headcanon, prompts, etc. on my tumblr that do not get posted either here or on Ao3, so come check it out!

    Thanks to all my followers for your support! You're all fantastic, and I'm thrilled you're here.

    Iunctio by sinvraal reviews
    Explorations, variations and off-camera moments from the main storyline. Shenko, multiple character POVs.
    Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 25 - Words: 61,185 - Reviews: 243 - Favs: 330 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 7/29/2008 - Published: 4/22/2008 - Complete
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    Holy Night reviews
    Holiday Cheer gift for tumblr user askmasseffect! They've spent Christmas in worse places. Problem is, none of them are really coming to mind.
    Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,035 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/23/2014 - Kaidan A., U. Grunt, Javik - Complete
    The Life Cycle of Butterflies reviews
    There's a room in the house Shepard doesn't know how to explain.
    Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,515 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/28/2014 - Shepard (M) - Complete
    Exordium reviews
    "...there are empty spaces between the stars, a cold interstitum of utter dark, where blood runs black and monsters lurk. In the silence something broods, waits, watches. They are patient, constant, relentless. And they are far, far older than the infants now taking their first halting steps across the galactic sand." Events of ME:1. On/off screen moments, multiple POVs.
    Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 56 - Words: 263,038 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 6/29/2014 - Published: 5/26/2013 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)
    Noel reviews
    It starts with a mug of hot chocolate. That in itself isn't unusual; the decadent Earth beverage is something Shepard has an odd fondness for, and he fixes it for Liara on occasion. But this one is different. He brings it to her in a red mug with a green conifer painted on the side, and there is a strange red and white striped hooked cane lolling around the rim like a straw.
    Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,034 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/18/2013
    Not Fine reviews
    He doesn't even look up at the sound of EDI's voice, instead taking in the glitter of shattered glass and hunks of brightly colored polymers now scattered across his desk with a vague sense of amusement.
    Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,732 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/17/2013 - Garrus V., Shepard (M) - Complete
    Wishes reviews
    During a Reddit AMA, Raphael Sbarge confirmed my suspicions he narrated a Disney vacation planning DVD. So naturally it came up on tumblr that Kaidan should take everyone to Disney World. OP delivers. This fic will give you cavities. I don't even know how it happened. Forgive me? Rating for language only, because Jack. Otherwise it's as rated G as it gets.
    Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,955 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2013 - Shepard (F), Kaidan A. - Complete
    Snow reviews
    A cold gust of air wakes him up, slipping in under the sheets and raising goosebumps on his skin. The pillow next to him is empty but still contains traces of warmth, the covers on her side of the bed kicked back with the same reckless abandon she applies to dirty dishes and discarded laundry.
    Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,589 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/25/2013 - Kaidan A., Shepard (F) - Complete
    Reparations reviews
    Ashley sees a side of Kaidan she didn't expect. (Stand alone short in the Exordium-verse. Don't need one to read the other.)
    Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,460 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/18/2013 - Ashley W., Kaidan A. - Complete
    Scars reviews
    "The universe as she had known it began and ended with the same four gray walls and a window that looked down on a world loath to her existence." Stand alone work focused on Jack around the time of her ME2 loyalty mission. For Ironman088.
    Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,463 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 10 - Published: 5/23/2013 - Jack, Shepard (M) - Complete
    The Headdress reviews
    Spacer/Ruthless/MaleShep, Liara romance. Stand alone short. In the aftermath of Noveria, Liara and Shepard contemplate things. For Zac.
    Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,054 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M) - Complete