Firaga Bird
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Joined 12-06-03, id: 499232, Profile Updated: 01-21-18
Author has written 8 stories for Ranma, Mass Effect, and Justice League.

Status Update, Nov. 21, 2012: Okay, not exactly on hiatus right now, since I'm technically working actively on Stormstruck (despite my better judgment and finals looming, gah.) Still, for my long-term story commitments, it seems I need to warm up (and find more time) before jumping back into them. For those who have been waiting for forever to read the continuing adventures of a reforming psychotic biotic, an inebriated Quarian, or a generally Batman-esque Commander, I'm afraid it'll be a little while longer yet. I'll get back to them hopefully by Christmas.

Status Update, Jan. 21, 2018: On hiatus since Nov. 21, 2012

Main Write-up

Kind of like our favourite Commander, I'm back from the dead. Tada!

Yes, after a much-disappointing hiatus of half a centu- uh, half a decade, Firaga Bird has lived up to his name sake. I've returned to write fanfics for my new love affair, Mass Effect. It's been a long time since I've even browsed these nostalgic halls of ; my head is still very much swimming with stories. I just seemed to really lose my stride once I got distracted and never regained it. Playing Mass Effect and, more recently, ME 2 has been a miracle worker for me, though. My mind has exploded with passionate imagination once again, and I'm looking to make a comeback.

I need to do what I can, when I can. College life is hectic and demanding, but my love of stories and (to a slightly smaller extent) the Mass Effect Universe shall prevail! Yeah. I'll release stories as they come, and will also take in the surprisingly substantial amount of ME fanfic material to be read and loved around here in order to catch up on the FanFictionist stride once more. Wish me luck.

Update, 11-21-2012: My newest "new" love affair is officially the DC Universe, specifically the JLU series and the mainly stories pairing Batman and Wonder Woman. I'm currently observing if this new fling (though I've been an avid comic fan for a while already) develops into something more stable.


Mostly thinking up on short stories emphasizing the lighter, more humorous aspects of ME 2's dark premise. It's these feelings that will help me build a strong foundation as I slowly venture into more epic and dramatic genres of fiction.

I'd like to publish stories just to help me exercise my writing and storytelling skills, but will always do my best to keep it all high-quality. I'm gearing towards a style suited for short stories. And I love reviews like cheesecake.

For the foreseeable future at least, I'm planning on making stories that generally target a smaller market than usual (e.g. Shepard/Tali or Shepard/Garrus), with exceptions if I have an idea coming that just needs to be written. That also means I might dabble with the less written aspects of normal characters, like Jack being more sensitive or EDI being less, uh, robot-y.

I'll include some lines or situations from other stories - with permission and citation, of course - in order to construct a unifying sense of metareading among the huge pile of stories. I hope it will at least entertain a few readers. Of course, I'll try to borrow themes to add a sense of nostalgia, but I'm not trying to create a coherent Universe. Okay, maybe a Multiverse...

For plot devices, I really want to build on some stuff that the ME-verse has, like using Volus, Elcor, and/or Hanar characters for slapstick comedy.

Ongoing Projects:

The Misadventures of Subject Zero - I'm currently working on the second plot arc of this humorous but touching portrayal of Jack and Shepard's ongoing relationship post-ME2.

On the Liberating Effects of Alcohol - This story stars a distinctly different type of John Shepard than most people are accustomed to. He's accomplished what he did, survived what he has, due to pure mental and logical prowess. He lives life like a gigantic Chess game, with thousands of players whose moves he constantly evaluates and plans for. It's lonely at the top, though. During the celebration after the Collector offensive, he sees a chance to speak his mind for the first time. Just not in a way he anticipated.

Update, 11-21-2012: Stormstruck - A BM/WW story. Notable for being my debut in this field of fanfics, as well as my debut making a story with explicit sexual content in it. Trying to channel my inner Grant Morrison where appropriate, and to steer clear of the stereotypical "Diana's an innocent princess and Bruce is a brooding playboy with issues" characterization. They're both strong-willed, confident characters, and honestly want to be with each other.

Upcoming Projects/Story Ideas:

Commander Rockstar - I've been mulling it over my head, and I really would like to make a story involving John Shepard picking up a guitar and rocking out all over the galaxy. The challenge will be describing/narrating the music aspects of it, how to depict Shepard as he loses himself into the thrill of the moment of the song. Will not turn into a songfic. Blech.

The Rumor Mill - I put a severely lacking proto-chapter up once upon a time, only to pull it back down because, well, it was rushed and sucked in the tenth dimension (that's an inside joke to all us geeks; in laymen's terms, "suuuuuuuuuucked"). When I put my mind into it, however, it will be a series of short stories revolving around an inauspicious datapad possibly carrying crewmembers' deepest, darkest secrets... or maybe just pokes fun at them.

(Untitled Joker/EDI Story) - This will be an ongoing story of Joker and EDI's exploration of their relationship, and ought to be a mix of funny and heartwarming moments. I'm imagining the challenges of each character's limitations and quirks, and would also like to introduce several other characters along the way as kind of a "progress check", the first of which is a certain glorified mail checker...

(Untitled Male Shepard/Aria Story) - A short story involving Omega's "Queen" Aria T'Loak, and a complex relationship between her and the Commander. It will be dark and handle some mature themes that might throw off some, but I for one am not in the business of making sad endings or straying into depressing things. As a much more control-addicted personality, Shepard will need to break through much stronger emotional barriers than with Subject Zero. And neither will come out unscathed.

(Untitled Male Shepard/Harbinger Story) - What would be more epic than discovering that Reapers, besides the whole galaxy-genocide thing, aren't all that different from normal sentient beings? And even more, if they even have similarities in culture with us? What if Harbinger was similar to Legion in its obsession with a particular Commander? Wouldn't it be simply awesome just to imagine what a normal conversation between the two would be like if they weren't out for each other's necks, and even more shocking, if that Reaper's voice was just their species' equivalent of a much higher, feminine one among other species? I know it's really hard to sell just by my pitch; I'll try to flesh it out when I can.

Update, 11-27-2012: Some other pairing-oriented stories I want to write about (mostly DC Universe-based) are:

Batman/Hawkgirl - One lost his parents, and the other lost her whole planet. GL did say he wanted to refuse to be destiny's puppet, and the way he actively tries to pursue Mari despite Shayera's advances makes him come off as a bit of a jerk. How would a bat and a hawk regard one another?

Batman/Harley Quinn - Widely regarded to be the most sane of the "criminally insane", how long would it take for a rational mind to become disillusioned with her misguided love for a being of pure chaos? And how would it affect her outlook on his polar opposite, and ultimate counterpart?

Robin/Raven/Starfire - There's no question who the canonical couple in this group is, but what if Dick just wasn't as appreciative of bubbly, mirthful girls, and found a more willing and fitting companion elsewhere?

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Hunter's Moon by Christy T reviews
Alkyone, an Amazon jealous of Hippolyta's motherhood, steals baby Diana from Themyscira, fleeing to Man's World. She decides to raise Diana in a place no proud Amazon will think to look: the corrupted Gotham City. AU BMWW. The sequel, HUNTER'S NIGHT, is now posted.
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 220,026 - Reviews: 1928 - Favs: 1,451 - Follows: 903 - Updated: 5/20/2013 - Published: 2/21/2009 - Bruce W./Batman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Acerbus Praeteritus by deathunit100010 reviews
Raised by quarians, exiled from the Flotilla, Shepard left his past behind him, refusing to speak of how or why he was the way he was. One quarian becomes the first to attempt to find out everything, and more.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 88,176 - Reviews: 251 - Favs: 351 - Follows: 252 - Updated: 9/24/2012 - Published: 7/13/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Eidolon by Psyche613 reviews
The close bond that quickly developed between the Amazon Princess and the Dark Knight was strong and undeniable. Will discovering its true source strengthen that bond or sever it forever? Cover art by Jasric - From the Gods
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 17 - Words: 56,602 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 248 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 8/6/2012 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
Warmness of the Soul by Secret Writter reviews
No longer a one-shot but a full-on story, Commander Shepard faces several strings of love among several different quarians. His decision to love each equally leaves him a shady future.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 39,680 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 195 - Updated: 5/14/2012 - Published: 11/25/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah
Immortality by Ronnie James Dio reviews
A closer look at the lives of Shepard and those closest to him. Written from multiple perspectives: Shepard, Miranda, Garrus, Thane, and Samara. Rated M for language, violent imagery, and sexual themes. Shepard/Miranda. Updated!
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 63,658 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 281 - Follows: 260 - Updated: 5/14/2012 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Miranda L., Shepard
Puzzle Pieces by kittykattle90 reviews
Adam/Megan: Smutty, slight AU - set after the end of DX:HR. Megan's research with the Illuminati has fallen apart and she has attempted to pick up her life from where she left it... Except Adam isn't the same man he was before.
Deus Ex - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,890 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 37 - Published: 5/8/2012
Two Shepards by KroganVanguard reviews
Crackfill about how Paragon and Renegade Shepard might meet. And want to get it on. Don't judge me! KMeme prompt. Oneshot. Reviews would be awesome.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,713 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/6/2012 - J. Garson, Shepard - Complete
Parallel Realities by InHarmsWay reviews
Shepard is a being from a parallel universe who came to the Mass Effect Galaxy to bring Cerberus to justice after the crimes they committed against his galaxy, only to find a greater threat to not just ME's Galaxy but his own. ME1-3. AU.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 287,688 - Reviews: 391 - Favs: 552 - Follows: 292 - Updated: 1/10/2012 - Published: 10/14/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
Cornerstone by Long Tongue Liar reviews
Selina and Bruce have kept away from each other as much as possible after learning each other's identities. But one night when Selina finds herself in trouble, Batman swoops in to save her, more broken than she last saw him.
Batman - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,481 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 12/5/2011 - Published: 5/4/2011 - Selina K./Catwoman, Bruce W./Batman
Atlas by Witness Gaxkang reviews
Shepard and Miranda deal with the aftermath of ME2. Final chapter now up! Didn't expect that, did you?
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 35,805 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 3/26/2011 - Published: 1/30/2010 - Shepard, Miranda L. - Complete
Observing Starboard Observation by SerineCeline reviews
Morinth and Male Shepard, NSFW, quite a lot of rough smex and things, the name's pretty terrible but it'll be alright. Enjoy anywho. One shot at the moment, might find a way to carry it on another time.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,802 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 21 - Published: 1/12/2011 - Shepard, Morinth - Complete
Going With You by J. Finch reviews
Samara visits Shepard in his cabin for a talk. My first foray into something romantic, so go easy. Reviews are always welcome.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,964 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/1/2010 - Shepard, Samara - Complete
Defining Luck by Commander Copyright reviews
A Series of OneShots, concerning, for the most part, two individuals: Ms. Miranda Lawson, And Commander John Shepard. First Fic. Implied Miranda/MShep.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,711 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 7/11/2010 - Published: 2/17/2010 - Miranda L., Shepard
Renegade by College Fool reviews
Now a collection of oneshots. Various encounters and viewpoints offering a glimpse of a True Renegade, the Butcher of Torfan, a man defined as "a Good man, but remember that Good isn't Nice and Nice isn't Good." On temporary but indefinite hiatus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 24,993 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 6/30/2010 - Published: 2/14/2010 - J. Garson - Complete
A Creed Unhinged by RaxusLives reviews
The Collectors can continue their harvesting. The Reapers can return. To Shepard, it no longer mattered. He had made a promise, and not even the gods arrayed against him could prevent him from keeping it.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,783 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/5/2010 - Published: 4/8/2010 - Tali'Zorah, J. Garson
Micro Effect by PsylentFox reviews
Throughout both games, all of Shepard's actions, no matter how large or small, coalesce into one Mass-ive outcome. Micro Effect is a collection of short stories that focuses on different takes of the smaller choices. Cannon and non-cannon. Mostly random.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,927 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 5/2/2010 - Published: 2/15/2010 - J. Garson
Morinth — Desire by glenarvon reviews
Morinth muses on Omega, a special sort of prey and the nature of firsts. ME2 Spoilers. One-shot. Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,657 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 25 - Published: 4/24/2010 - Morinth, Shepard - Complete
Floor One, Floor Two by spymastery reviews
ME kink meme fill: Jack's comm unit gets frazzled, so Shepard and Thane have a little fun.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,879 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/3/2010 - J. Garson, Thane K. - Complete
Therapy by Katherine Shepard reviews
Jeff "Joker" Moreau is treated to one of Yeoman Kelly Chambers "special" visits. What started out as professional interest quickly turns into something neither had expected. Rated M for adult situations and descriptive, tasteful erotica.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,568 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/20/2010 - Published: 3/18/2010 - Joker, Kelly C. - Complete
Questions and Answers by chapellefan reviews
After the defeat of the Collectors, Jack is still unconvinced about Shepard's dedication. Will the Commander step up or step out of a relationship with a Convict? Jack/Shepard Rated M for harsh language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,579 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/19/2010 - J. Garson, Jack - Complete
The Thane Krios Experience by littleblackdog reviews
Nervous about the mechanics of blowing off steam with a human, Garrus seeks advice about the bane of xeno-loving turians throughout the galaxy— how is this kissing thing supposed to work, especially when you’ve got no lips? Garrus/Shepard, Garrus/Thane.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,090 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 192 - Follows: 22 - Published: 3/13/2010 - Garrus V., Thane K. - Complete
Dosed by Juliette Louise reviews
In the process of apprehending Morinth, Shepard is dosed with an illicit substance. Thane is forced to trip-sit. Can he defend himself from Shepard's wandering hands for an entire evening? Does he even want to? Companion piece to "Probed".
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,779 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/12/2010 - J. Garson, Thane K. - Complete
A Rich Kid With Issues by The-Lady-Isis reviews
Morgaine Le Fay doesn't turn them back into adults - so now Batboy, Superboy, Wonder Girl and a very young Green Lantern have to turn themselves back. What could go wrong? Apart from Wally finding out...
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,808 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 237 - Follows: 265 - Updated: 3/11/2010 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Bruce W./Batman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman
Paragons,Ammo Warping,and Sexual Biotics by Pride of ZAFT reviews
A rather simple Jack/Male Shepard oneshot, for the simple reason that there are too few of them here. Warnings include lime,language and possible OOC, as Jack's character is a bit difficult to get down right.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,989 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Jack, J. Garson - Complete
In Translation by KSCrusaders reviews
The most precious part of being alive needs no words. FemShep/Garrus smut, post-endgame. Very minor spoilers for Garrus romance, sidequest, and ME2 endgame.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,609 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 17 - Published: 2/10/2010 - J. Garson, Garrus V. - Complete
Mercy by The-Lady-Isis reviews
Clark was under for hours, Bruce for less than five minutes. Both would have fallen to the insidiousness of the Black Mercy without Wonder Woman. So what will happen to Diana...when she is taken for over a month? Can she surrender paradise? Will she?
Justice League - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 39,092 - Reviews: 419 - Favs: 431 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 8/2/2009 - Published: 3/23/2009 - Bruce W./Batman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Complete
One Last Chance by rhuobhe26 reviews
A dying Ranma makes a wish that gives him the chance to make things right in his life, revisions underway and new chapters soon to follow.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 115,825 - Reviews: 374 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 2/14/2005 - Published: 11/17/2002
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Stormstruck: A Batman Fable reviews
As a storm crashes all around, the cries of a goddess in the throes of her beast's passion will shatter the chains of something ancient. BM/WW. M for sexual content.
Justice League - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,698 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 3/21/2013 - Published: 11/20/2012 - Bruce W./Batman, Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman
Slip of the Tongue: An ME2 Interlude reviews
Ashley finds it in herself to apologize for her treatment of her former Commander after the events of Horizon. A bizarre reply in an otherwise heartfelt discussion leads to some confusion, though. (Building a story around an inside joke from Youtube, specifically the "Gamer's Poop" series.)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,269 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/2/2012 - Shepard, Ashley W. - Complete
The Shadow That Follows Us All: an ME Interlude reviews
Set after Virmire. Shepard reflects on a seemingly insignificant object with curiosity, and realizes how it symbolizes his effect on those around him. But is his cathartic epiphany true? One teammate doesn't think so. Suggestive themes and mild language.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,751 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/20/2011 - Published: 2/18/2011 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah - Complete
On the Liberating Effects of Alcohol: an ME2 Short reviews
John Shepard: Commander of the Normandy, Survivor of Mindoir, Awardee of the Star of Terra, Hero of the Citadel, Savior, Model, Icon... There's a heavy burden on his shoulders, and a loneliness he can tell no one. Or is there? Language, Suggestive Themes.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,264 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 4/23/2010 - Published: 4/15/2010 - Shepard, Tali'Zorah
The Misadventures of Subject Zero reviews
Who knew that the galaxy's most feared biotic would actually meet her match in the worthy opponent that is social interaction? As Jack attempts to turn a new leaf, what sort of obstacles will she face? Set after ME 2. First plot arc complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,402 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/10/2010 - Published: 3/12/2010 - Shepard, Jack
When Robots Feel: a Mass Effect 2 Interlude reviews
EDI isn't behaving normally. As Joker contemplates whether her change of disposition is due to her developing a personality or not, he is abruptly confronted by her in an... unexpected way. Set after ME2. Joker/EDI. Fairly strong OOC (with hopefully believable explanation). Suggestive themes.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,925 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/5/2010 - Published: 4/2/2010 - Joker, EDI - Complete
That Was a Joke: a Mass Effect 2 Interlude reviews
A little scene that could have taken place anytime after the Collector attack on the Normandy. It's a short but sweet exchange between Joker and his ever-present companion for better or for worse : EDI.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 683 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/11/2010 - Joker, EDI - Complete
Vampire Savior reviews
His unknown heritage is of a race that is as ominous as it is dying. With this knowledge, he must also carry its burden; the burden caused by foolish men, and... something else. On Indefinite Hiatus
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 21,599 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/5/2005 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Ranma, Akane