V-rcingetorix
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Joined 05-20-13, id: 4735165, Profile Updated: 09-13-16
Author has written 14 stories for Mass Effect, and League of Legends.

When I have some time during vacation, I write, and I'd like to improve my writing style. Plus, there have been some good samples of creative writing here. Check out my follows if you don't believe me :)

Name: V-rcingetorix, but you can call me Chuck

Occupation: Full time student, musical mercenary, lover of good books, amateur photographer, beta reader (on occasion), Lab worker, liberator of tasty snacks and barbecue aficionado.

Hobbies: Games, books and hiking. I love Mass Effect (even if I consider the ME3 ending to be terribly written), Dragon Age, the Batman Arkham series, XCOM, SWTOR, Planetside 2, and most recently, League of Legends. Look me up as Chucklestheelf if you want a match :)

Favorite books: I read pretty widely, but love the classics. Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, The Counte of Monte Cristo, Rangers Apprentice series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, His Majesty's Dragon series and more.

Reason for writing: Whatever doesn't kill you makes you ... stranger. I enjoy writing, and am trying to improve my skills. My collegiate career requires me to have at least a modicum of analytical writing, and I'd like to improve that with some constructive criticism. Destructive criticism is acceptable as well, but more than likely ignored.


Updates

September 13, 2016; More up, more writing, and more homework. Working in a lab for now as a part-time job. If you ever have the opportunity, do it! Also doing some clean-up on Early Discovery; if you see any holes, let me know!

August 25, 2016; Can't believe it took me over 2 months to get the next chapter out. Sorry, been out of town a lot, over half of summer tbh. On the other hand, I've written a lot more than I anticipated; one-shots that won't get published, ideas, a few codices ... probably publish those.

School has started, and times are good. See ya down the lane!

June 14, 2016; Another chapter up before the month is! Love having time to write; it helps with so many things. There is another chapter in the works, and I hope it will be done in similar fashion, but I'm getting tired of posting so haphazardly. After the next chapter (no cliffie from me, if possible!), I will probably just start writing as fast as I can until I finish a decent number of chapters. Then, I'll release them in a more orderly fashion.

In other news, I am doing some beta work for the illustrous F13D, and participating in the Aria's Afterlife Forum as often as possible. Stop on by, they're great! For non-literary pursuits, I have been given a position for lab work involving insects once more. Love being employed :)

If there is no chapter in time, happy Fourth of July, or respective holiday!

May 25, 2016; Two chapters in one day, I feel accomplished! Finals went alright-- not perfect, but not failure either. Got a research job going for this summer, and a lot of traveling to do as well. Life is good!

On the literary front, I am writing a lot, and doing some beta work with F13D. Politics is a bear for me to write, but he has been a champ about it. I also figured out the next chapter has over 12k words, so I beat my previous estimate by over 2000 words, hoopla! Hopefully, I'll have another chapter done a lot sooner than last time, but I won't make promises I can't keep. Or at least I'll try not too ... see y'all down the road ;)

April 24, 2016; Dead Week, as my college calls it. The week before Finals begin, which is also the timespan where no professor can assign tests/quizzes/hw, so that we can study. Well, I'm studying, and taking breaks to write the next chapter of Unwelcome Discovery (10k words in), so I hope it will be coming out soon.

I also found out I am the subject of 198 Follows and 128 Favorites; a nice round number. I also have about 20,000 readers on Unwelcome Discovery, and over 200 follows for that particular story. Thank you, I really appreciate it!

March 12, 2016; Classes are going well, and I am getting writing done! My beta has my next chapter for Unwelcome Discovery, but it will likely need another rewrite before I'm happy with it. In the meantime, I've taken to writing a few drabbles on League of Legends, and would appreciate any improvements you think they could use.

Also of note, Dawn of Titans has reached its first stopping point. F13D has been fantastic in his attention to detail, and willingness to shoulder the majority of writing. Check out our collaboration here!

Note: I changed the title of one story series from "A Fate That's Twisted" to "Tales of the League," and can be found here: here


Here is a list of my published works, along with a brief description:

Mindoir 2170

My very first fanfic. Canon Shepard, Mindoir survivor.

To the Nth Degree

Continuing Canon Shepard's journey as an N school operative, not my best, but entertaining in part at least :)

Skyllian Blitz

The culmination of Canon Shepard's N school journey. An experiment on how far I could take Shepard without losing the Shepard feel.

Akuze

Shepard on Akuze. How far can Shepard go without cracking?

Just Another Job

A story about one of my fave characters, Wrex!

Unusual Hunt

Thane's meeting of Irikah. There aren't enough Thane fics on here, so I added my humble efforts to the fray.

Worst Mother's Day

Entry for the Aria's Afterlife Contest, Canon Shepard's mother recounts her experiences to a descendant.

Foreign Affairs

Shepard is required to train with members of the Asari Elite. Awkwardness abounds.

Home Early

Thane makes it home in time to save his wife from being murdered. Logical progression from there.

Early Discovery

AU fiction I am currently working upon. Humans discover the Ruins soon after landing on Mars, rather than waiting 40 years.

DYNA

A little story for publicizing a rare medical condition.

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Stormbreaker by dominicgrim reviews
Alim Surana, Surana the Stormbreaker, the Hero of Ferelden, lightning was his sword the wind and rain his shield. The stories of his adventures during the Blight. Male Surana and Leliana pairing. Teen now, maybe mature later, not sure yet, I don't own dragon age of course.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 133 - Words: 359,002 - Reviews: 493 - Favs: 234 - Follows: 282 - Updated: 9/27 - Published: 1/5/2013 - [Surana, Leliana] [Alistair, Morrigan]
Dawn of Titans by F13D reviews
There is nothing fair, just, or honorable about war. There is only winning and losing, the living and the dead. Humanity has learned this truth and has ascended to the stars. What effect will this have on the rest of the galaxy, one that has experienced a millennia of peace? Will it be able to maintain the peace or will it be ushered into a new age of war? Let the end begin.
Crossover - Mass Effect & EndWar - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 221,423 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 494 - Follows: 630 - Updated: 9/27 - Published: 7/15/2015 - D. Anderson, Admiral Hackett, OC
Starquake Saga by YunikoYokai reviews
Endellion Shaik is struggling to answer why she is nearly 200 years in the future. In her search, she finds only promises of destruction, of continuing a cycle. Determined to not fall under the same snare, she has one mission: Save the galaxy from the Reapers and their sleeper agents. Individual blurbs are on my profile. Book 3 in progress. Slight AU at start, extensive AU later.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 102 - Words: 402,847 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 9/23 - Published: 9/17/2013 - Shepard (M), OC
With Lions by Wolfstar888 reviews
Shepard is probably the strangest person Liara T'Soni has ever met. He jokes at inappropriate times and doesn't take anything seriously. Luckily for Shepard his past hasn't caught up with him yet and his lighthearted personality can cover almost anything up.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 87 - Words: 260,528 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 8/26 - Published: 11/22/2012 - Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)
Becoming A Hero by baldwide reviews
After the murder of his grandfather, the revelation of the prophecy, and the costly victory at the Department of Mysteries, we catch up to our young hero as he learns to embrace destiny and become the true embodiment of a Gryffindor. *AN* Read and Review, let me know how I am doing. This is poised to be a multi-chapter story, and keep in mind that this story is character-driven.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 50,710 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/12 - Published: 6/18/2015
The Transmigration Effect by Twisted Platypus reviews
After I died, I was born again. Is this for a purpose, or an accident? I don't know. But in this new galaxy, I need to survive to find out. Self-Insert of Mass Effect 1. Increasingly AU. Part Three: The Resurrection Effect now up!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 216,671 - Reviews: 584 - Favs: 592 - Follows: 513 - Updated: 7/22 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V., Liara T'Soni - Complete
Interludes by Eowyn77 reviews
MoS 'verse, set between a superhero being brought to his knees and a certain, fateful introduction. It would take months for Metropolis to return to normal, and while Superman is patient, Clark isn't quite THAT patient. Lois is either smitten or in denial, but regardless, a world-class reporter never stops asking questions.
Superman - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 67,778 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 268 - Updated: 6/27 - Published: 7/9/2013 - Lois L., Clark K./Superman/Kal-El, Perry W., Martha K. - Complete
Omega's Queen by SinsandSecrets reviews
Shepard and Aria have been able to make the alliance last for now, but Aria is hardly going to stand back and watch as Shepard causes such a stir on Omega. She begins to create different ways to stop Shepard, but is power really what she wants? Picture by Eddy Shinjuku.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,706 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 4/28 - Published: 7/23/2014 - Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Aria T'Loak, Shepard (M)
Transcendent Humanity by Solaris242 reviews
Humanity never developed FTL. The Prothean archives contained no technology, no Element Zero, just a warning. Isolated from the rest of the galaxy for two thousand years, restricted to their only system, how will humanity have changed when they first meet the Turians? AU, alternate history of humanity and First Contact.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 18 - Words: 40,604 - Reviews: 1836 - Favs: 5,056 - Follows: 5,956 - Updated: 3/1 - Published: 5/7/2013
Mass Effect 3: Into the Unknown by Fainmaca reviews
With the defences around Arcturus breached and the homeworlds of the strongest races under siege, what hope remains? One man faces the oncoming storm. The Reapers will know defeat. They will know fear. They will know Commander Shepard.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 57 - Words: 1,010,268 - Reviews: 327 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 1/4 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Shepard (M), Jack
Flames of the Dragon Mage by LoneWolf218 reviews
Thrust into the middle of a nation threatened from without and within, William Surana must lead a ragtag band and find it within himself to be the flame that holds back the darkness while dealing with the fallout from his past. Pity Ferelden if he fails. Eventual SuranaxLeliana.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 280,759 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 12/31/2015 - Published: 6/15/2011 - [Surana, Leliana]
Massive Shock 2: Infinite Mass by Mockingbird79 reviews
In late 2181, I woke up on the Citadel, in another Universe. Of course, that's not so strange, considering I'd just spent 6 years in Rapture. But now, one year later, it's time for Shepard, Saren, the Reapers... Mass Effect. The epic continuation of the Massive Shock Self Insert Series. Cover by Skyline19.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 24 - Words: 171,254 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 291 - Updated: 6/1/2015 - Published: 12/20/2012
Illium Dreams by Joryn282 reviews
Jackson Carver, a former N7, wakes up one day on Illium with no idea why he's there and no way to leave. The only person willing to help him is a quirky, quarian merc, but can he trust her?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 38,302 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 4/12/2015 - Published: 10/5/2013
Future History by edclancer001 reviews
Alternate Universe to the canon Mass Effect Universe. This story takes place in "our" timeline, as such, Mass Effect games and other Mass Effect works exist and are known by humanity. How has humanity moved to prepare the galaxy in the 70 years since the discovery that fiction had become fact? Will eventually reach the Mass Effect time period.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 17 - Words: 77,485 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 852 - Follows: 1,058 - Updated: 2/8/2015 - Published: 11/2/2013 - Shepard (M)
Heart of Sol by F13D reviews
When mankind landed on the moon little did they know that the hopes of trillions of lives would rest on their shoulder's. A/U NOTE: Spirit of Luna, sequel to Heart of Sol is now up.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 28 - Words: 134,370 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 236 - Updated: 12/18/2014 - Published: 6/19/2014 - Garrus V., Saren A., Shepard (M), OC - Complete
Shepard's Proposal by Rogen80 reviews
Shepard has finally decided to pop the question to the love of his life. An alphabetic poem with enclosed rhyme scheme (ABBA).
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/3/2014 - [Shepard (M), Tali'Zorah] - Complete
The Cupboard Under the Stairs by Stargon1 reviews
A mysterious green inked letter banished Harry from his cupboard. But does taking the boy out of the cupboard also mean that you've taken the cupboard out of the boy? A first year fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 51,301 - Reviews: 499 - Favs: 1,439 - Follows: 774 - Updated: 8/28/2014 - Published: 6/14/2014 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Rise of the Terran Empire by StarSerpent reviews
Empires and races rise and fall. Some empires last longer, and achieve greater things. The Progenitors are long gone, but their legacy remains. A legacy that would propel a new empire to unimagined heights...the Terran Empire. Reboot of Veni, Vidi, Vici, inspired by East Bridge's fics. Cover is the Flag of Terran Empire, based off Cybran Nation (SupCom).
StarCraft - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,983 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 8/4/2014 - Published: 7/19/2014 - Terran
The Empire of Man by Holland93 reviews
Humanity's reaction to the discovery of the archives on mars was very different from what happened in the games. The militaristic Empire of man is preparing to expand. But how will they react when they discover that they are not alone in the galaxy. And more importantly. How will the galaxy respond to humanity? First contact story. Rated T for language and gore update this week.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 100,952 - Reviews: 433 - Favs: 686 - Follows: 787 - Updated: 2/5/2014 - Published: 6/16/2013
Hero's Dozen by Random Equinox reviews
You would think that going planetside to pick up a package would be fairly straightforward. But when the planet is Illium, the package is intended for Cerberus and the man sent to intervene is Shepard, all assumptions go straight out the airlock.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 63,099 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 12/2/2013 - Published: 8/12/2013 - Shepard (M), Miranda L. - Complete
And the Meek Shall Inherit the Galaxy by Full-Paragon reviews
Due to a shift in turian and quarian patrols, first contact for humanity is friendly; Rael'Zorah and Hannah Shepard become friends, as do their species. But the galaxy is not a safe place, and schisms develop when the Council steps in. As humanity finds new allies among the stars, something darker stirs. The Meek must beware, for it is nearly harvest time. AU, lots of worldbuilding
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 49 - Words: 232,286 - Reviews: 3600 - Favs: 2,687 - Follows: 2,115 - Updated: 11/16/2013 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M), Hannah S., Rael'Zorah - Complete
The End of A War by Machinist's Guardian Archangel reviews
After waking up from his indoctrination, Shepard is the only one who can still win the war with the Reapers. And after it's over, what then? Will feature the relationships and choices he's made until then, with a focus on Shepard and Tali. M rating only for brief language. Any reviews would be very nice. Picture: Mass Effect 3: Movie Poster by Arkis on DeviantArt.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 72,447 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 11/4/2012 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M) - Complete
Mass Effect: Interloper by M.B.Liddle reviews
Follow the adventures of Michael Liddle as he quite literally falls into the ME universe. A self insert covering the events of the first entry of the series. Follows the story of the Normandy crew and more as they strive to save a changing galaxy.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 40 - Words: 98,798 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 162 - Updated: 9/26/2012 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Complete
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Tales of the League reviews
A little ficlet on one of my favorite League of Legends characters. What else do the Champions get up to during a match?
League of Legends - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,266 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 9/26 - Published: 1/7 - Twisted Fate, Braum - Complete
Unwelcome Discovery reviews
Humanity discovered the Ruins over Forty years earlier than they should have. After the First Contact War, they have earned the respect of the galaxy and are respected as equals. But Shepard, survivor of Mindoir, stumbles onto a secret spanning through the millenia, and now the Powers want to control his discovery. Alternate Universe, see Early Discovery for the Backstory.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 134,003 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 283 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 8/29 - Published: 8/21/2015 - Garrus V., Ashley W., Liara T'Soni, Shepard (M)
Early Discovery reviews
Humanity discovers the Prothean Ruins soon after the first Mars Colony. Discovery of alien life jumpstarts their space program ... and the saga begins. A series of cameos, covering approximately 50 years worth of various characters. Rated T for safety.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 27 - Words: 125,837 - Reviews: 523 - Favs: 676 - Follows: 732 - Updated: 8/21/2015 - Published: 6/15/2014 - D. Anderson, Admiral Hackett, Illusive Man - Complete
DYNA reviews
An OC suffering from a condition meets Commander Shepard. A publicity work for the Dysautonomia Youth Network of America.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,480 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/27/2015 - Shepard (M), OC - Complete
Wrex's Farewell reviews
Entry for the Aria's Afterlife Competition, November Edition.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 816 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/19/2014 - U. Wrex - Complete
Home Early reviews
Contest entry for Aria's Afterlife, September: 5 chapter AU. Will publish as I can, then edit by the end of September. Enjoy!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,702 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/26/2014 - Published: 9/13/2014 - Thane K., Kolyat K., Shadow Broker, Irikah K. - Complete
Skyllian Blitz reviews
Shepard is taking a vacation on the colony world of Elysium ...surf, sea and sun, what could go wrong?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,801 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/8/2014 - Published: 6/6/2014
Akuze reviews
So this is a one shot I wrote as an alternative to my Mindoir, and it's a lot longer. I'm putting it up here instead of leaving it at the end of Nth Degree, mostly because I think this is better written.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,023 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/4/2014 - Complete
Worst Mothers Day reviews
A little piece I put together for the Aria's Afterlife Forum Contest. Also, for making sure I still remember how to write. It's been a looooong semester.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,070 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/2/2014 - Hannah S. - Complete
Unusual Hunt reviews
The drell's usual routine goes awry...but why?
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,540 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/17/2014 - Complete
Foreign Affairs reviews
A short story depicting Commander Shepard in a mission set with an asari commando squad. Own characters used, and no, I do not own Mass Effect, or receive benefits from telling stories. So there. Rated T for innuendo, and that I have no clue what the rating system here mean. Let me know in a review or PM, eh?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,524 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Shepard (M) - Complete
Just Another Job reviews
A one-shot, based on Wrex.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,174 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/7/2014 - U. Wrex - Complete
To the Nth Degree reviews
Following John Shepard on his path from colony farmboy to one of the elite combatants in the galaxy. Some cameos. -COMPLETE-
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 11 - Words: 57,773 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/26/2014 - Published: 5/23/2013 - D. Anderson, Admiral Hackett, Shepard (M) - Complete
Mindoir 2170 reviews
A look at the Mindoir Attack (Colony Origin)
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,214 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/20/2013 - Shepard (M) - Complete