ME: Nail CareME: Nail Care3 years ago in Romance More Like This
On her first night together with Garrus, Shepard had been mildly concerned about the talons that she knew turians possessed. She trusted Garrus with all of her heart and knew that he never intentionally harm her, but there was that instinctual distrust of sharp claws near her softer human flesh. Of course she had been thinking of entirely different things by the time that evening reached the stage where his gloves came off, and then she didn't' have the luxury to think about minor details until after they had blow the Collector base to bits.
Being under house arrest had given her more than enough time to think, and Garrus was one of the happy memories she had she to stave on the crushing boredom. One of the questions those memories brought up was if turian anatomy charts and Alliance descriptions of turian talons as 'vicious natural weapons' were overly exaggerated or if Garrus had blunted his just for her.
The cast so farThe cast so far3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The cast so far:
Tali: Cute nerd that fits in with the geeks and the cool kids
Jack: Hot punk girl always sneaking in to clubs underage. Laughs in the face of authority and always in detention
Miranda: Prim and proper honor roll student and leader of the cheer squad
Mordin: Super geek. Big glasses. Loves video games
Garrus: Captain of the football team
Thane: Soft spoken out of town kid. Big in to philisophy and maybe a bit of a hippie. Studied at a monastery where he learned martial arts. Liked by all
Kai Leng: Goth kid everyone hates. Hates Thane for being so likeable
Zaeed: Grizzled old crazy groundskeeper
Anderson: Principal who is just but fair and liked by the students
Udina: Vice Principal always scheming to get Anderson fired as he thinks he'd do a better job melding the childrens minds
TIM: The creepy science teacher who is quietly doing experiments on school children
Samara: Hot biology teacher
Kasumi: Gossip girl of the group. Wears a hoodie and always SMSing gossip around
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 1The transport shook rather violently as it reentered normal space and she exhaled the breath she hadn't realized she was holding. She was used to being in space, space wasn't the problem, but making a jump in a small transport was quite different than doing so in a ship of respectable size. She looked around the compartment and the faces told her that at least she wasn't alone, the apprehension lay thick.Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"First jump, blue?" Asked the lanky young human to her right, a small chuckle to his voice
"I'm an asari traveling on a transport from Earth, what do you think?" She snarled in response, regretting her tone almost immediately. The boy just stared at her, surprised.
"Sorry..." she sighed "just not used to making the jump in something as... unstable as this. Usually I'm on something more sturdy"
"Unstable?" he responded, banging the bulkhead with a smirk "Alliance' finest! Nothing but sweat, steel and quality. Size isn't everything." his smirk growing wider "Oh, I'm David by the way...
Traditions, Beginnings and Happy EndingsTevura Hotel, outside Armali, ThessiaTraditions, Beginnings and Happy Endings3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Shepard, it's late and you should get some sleep", Garrus sighed, looking up from the datapad on which he was handling multiple matters of turian state security. Since becoming Primarch he'd found that even in the rare moments where he found himself alone with friends, rather than surrounded by the rest of the Hierarchy, there were still some things that simply could not be put off. Right now, he needed his best friend to stop glaring out of the mirrored window at the assembled press below and go to bed so he could get some work done before turning in himself.
"I know, but for some strange reason, I can't", Captain Kira Shepard replied. "Something to do with oh, I don't know, getting married tomorrow?". She turned toward him, arms folded across her chest and smirked at her bulwark, her brother-in-arms, as he wrestled with yet more reports of fleet strengths and reconstruction efforts that were only now hitting their stride, almost a
Who are You? Ch. 9Leaning out of the door to her quarters, Shepard groggily looked to where Garrus now stood in front of the elevator as if her saying his name had somehow frozen him. She was tired but was busy working on paperwork and mission reports. While she wasn't technically required to do them anymore, it was her way of keeping track of what she had done and where she had been, just in case she did have to answer to someone one of these days.Who are You? Ch. 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard noted that Garrus was wearing what she assumed were some sort of night clothes, though if Shepard was to be believed Garrus never took off his armor. As he finally turned around, Shepard could tell he had not only been having trouble sleeping but was also intoxicated. Shepard sighed, but before she could say anything Garrus immediately jumped to speak.
"Shepard... Didn't mean to wake you." Garrus sounded extremely uncomfortable, though he was trying to sound like his usual nonchalant self. "Didn't realize the time, sorry. I'll just let you get back t
Dragon Age: A Bard's Love 1Dragon Age: A Bard's Love 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: A Bard's Love
Game: Dragon Age Origins
characters/pairing- The Warden, Leliana, Wynne, Alistair, others
Disclaimer- DAO (c) BioWare
Dragon Age: A Bard's Love
The group had been lost within the Brecillian forest for several days, trying to find a strange herb that could only be found within the deepest depths of the forest. The forest seemed to grow on their armor now.
"Ughh what I would give to have a wonderful bath!" Leliana said as she swiveled her head from side to side trying to fix her hair. Alistair rubbed his hand over his scruffy chin, his beard beginning to annoy him at every twitch of his face.
"There has to be some source of water around here." Wynne said as she looked around, annoyed as well of the filth they had gathered from the wild. Everyone's nerves seemed to be twisted. Cogdale was silent, he had been since leaving the Dalish camp days ago. His Silverlite armor glistened green from the treetops that let what little sunlight escape thr
Vae Victo part 2This picks up approximately two weeks after the first part. There will be frequent time skips throughout this part.Vae Victo part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Victus had never run through a mission so fast in his life. An assignment to shut down a up-and-coming krogan merc group, that should have taken nearly a full month to complete, barely took two weeks. By the end of it, he and his men were are exhausted, run to the bone, but grateful to be on the transport back to Palaven in such good time.
As his men tussled around the shuttle, lightly play-fighting and stretching their tired muscles, Victus found a seat in the corner and rested his eyes. He was startled awake by one of his younger recruits, a soldier who was only a year out of basic.
"Captain," he said. "A question, sir?"
Victus blinked to attention. "What is it?"
"Was that merc group a bigger threat than they seemed?" the young soldier asked. They didn't seem that tough
The Pilot's Hat: YouxJokerIt was a quiet day aboard the Normandy.The Pilot's Hat: YouxJoker5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Too quiet for your taste.
You were determined not to let cabin fever set in, and so gave yourself a task to alleviate the boredom.
Initiating retrieval process.
You leaped, snatching the object in question. Target retrieved.
Joker turned in his seat, surprised etched on his face when he saw you.
Surprise turned to indignation when he saw what you were holding.
"You-that's my hat!" he protested.
"Nope~! 'S mine now," you told him, clutching 'your' new hat to your chest.
You grinned at him, keeping out of his reach.
Soon though, seeing his agitated look, you relented. "Weeeell I suppose you can keep it. But I want to borrow it now!" you added.
" Fine," he grumbles.
You grinned. "Thanks, Joker!" you sang. You bounded over to him, and slung your arms around his neck, planting a kiss on his cheek, "I owe you one!"
And with that, you were on your way back to your cabin, where you would conveniently forget to
The Quest 1NOTE: READ THE DESCRIPTION FIRSTThe Quest 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A loud click made Natalia Hawke smile. She hadn't been expecting this job to take too long, but she internally knew that she was late to meet Varric at his bar, The Hanged Man, for drinks. But, she was usually late and thought nothing of it.
"Is it done?" asked the nervous customer.
"Yeah, next time write your combination down or memorize it before you shut and lock the safe," Hawke smiled. She took her money and settled herself into the beat-up pick-up truck that had Hawke's Locks written on the side. Flinging her tool box on the passenger seat she answered her ringing telephone.
"You're late," It was Isabela; Natalia almost forgot that she had agreed to come to drinks with them as well.
"I don't see the big deal, it's just you, me, and Varric," Natalia sighed into the phone.
"Actually I invited everyone,"
"What?" Natalia asked, confused.
"Well, everyone has been so busy; I thought it might be nice to meet up again,"
"And that maybe it's time
To Hell and Back, Chapter 1Chapter 1- The Night ShiftTo Hell and Back, Chapter 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Nick tossed and turned in his bed. There was a piercing ringing sound that wouldn't stop. He tried to stay asleep, to ignore it. He groaned, finally opening his eyes. An alarm on his omni-tool was ringing. He flicked the device on, blinking his eyes at the sudden bright light.
"Ughh, damn it..." he rubbed his eyes.
"You coming?" a turian voice spoke, only a couple of feet away from his cot.
"Yeah, yeah..." Nick mumbled, sitting up. He read the holographic text as he fumbled for his boots. "Why do they always call right as I fall asleep?"
"The galaxy must hate you." Vox said, checking his equipment. He made sure the seal on his helmet was airtight, and that the filtration system was working. Catching he plague that was ravaging parts of Omega could be avoided if one took the necessary precautions. He hated wearing the claustrophobic clothing all the time, but if it kept him from coughing up blood, he could deal. The turian was already in full gea
On the Normandy ch.6-7On the Normandy ch.6-74 years ago in Romance More Like This
On the Normandy by Woodelf71
disclaimer: I don't own Mass Effect nor its characters and I don't make a profit of my FF
6. THE POWER OF LIFE
She heard a loud buzzing, an insupportable shrill whistle. Opening her eyes, she saw only a large, white, blurred spot. She realized that she was lying down, but it was not her bed she touched with her hands. Then, into the buzz, she started to distinguish words, and in the middle of the white patch she saw what could be a face.
"Oh, hello Shepard, back with us?" she heard a familiar voice asking.
"Mordin. Who...What...happened? Where am I?"
"Infirmary. Found lying in third floor corridor, brought here. Indeed, first to my lab, now here."
Robin tried to focus on him, but kept seeing a light brown blur instead. "In your lab? Why?"
Mordin was more frenzied than usual, talking faster than his usual machine-gun bursts.
"Why? Had to take advantage of this opportunity for medical c
Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 1 Tali and Shepard's Citadel Date FanficTali and Shepard's Citadel Date Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Citadel was a complete mess. Buildings still had holes in them. The blood of the fallen still covered the walls. But people still lived on as though nothing had happened a few weeks ago, they still went to shop at the local stores, they still went to see the new Blasto movie, and they still gossiped about John Shepard's relationship status.
Maybe he's into Asari, thought some.
Maybe he likes only humans, hoped others.
But they were all wrong. He did not enjoy any of those as mates. No he had preferred the most unbelievable of choices. He had preferred Quarians. Specifically Tali Zorah vas Normandy.
Unfortunately no one but a few of the crew of the Normandy SR2 knew about this relationship. The rest of the universe was completely oblivious. They still tried to get with the Universe's Hero.
Mass Effect: Indoctrination Chapter 1Mass Effect: IndoctrinationMass Effect: Indoctrination Chapter 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard took a deep breath, he could smell the cool, but sooty air of London, as his vision and hearing returned he could hear the sound of warfare going on still, he could hear the sound of Banshee's and Brutes in the distance. The sky was dark and cloudy, and high in the sky he could see the Citadel closed but intact and undamaged. There were quick wisps of light that raced over head from the gunfire of the enemy, "Shepard," a girls voice said, it took him a moment but he eventually recognized that voice, it was Arcee one of his friends from his academy days; she was wearing blue and pink N7 armour and aiming down the sites of a Black Widow sniper Rifle and had a katana style sword on her back with a phalanx pistol on her left hip.
"Arcee," Shepard said confused, "what is going on?"
"The reaper invasion of course or did your head get hit hard enough that you forgot," Arcee said aggressively, "you along with your team were knocked
Reality Check: PrologueDA: O PrologueReality Check: Prologue5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That letter from the college tore me apart. The letter that said I failed and can't go back for another year. Suspension. It hurt so much that I couldn't look my family in the face, I moved to a new city for a new start, so I wouldn't have to look at my parents and tell them I failed, so I wouldn't have to tell them why I failed. I planned on working, so I could raise money for next year and to continue paying off my loans, my only company being my new kitten Momo, whose fur was the same dark brown color of my hair. But while working I didn't know I'd meet a girl who'd help change my life, me change hers, and two people who we never thought we'd ever meet but have an equal impact on our lives.
Mass Effect: Phoenix Chapter 2-Hackett"Search the East side of the wreckage, send up a flare if you find any survivors in need of medical attention. If they are able, escort them to the nearest refugee shelter. If you find causalities, military or civilian, tag them."Mass Effect: Phoenix Chapter 2-Hackett3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The chorus of "Yes, sir's" that followed were of little comfort to the admiral. There were too many dead, too many that had to be tagged. The morgues throughout the city of London were going to overflow with the dead. If they weren't careful, disease would spread through the city like the Black Plague that had happened centuries before.
He didn't know how Shepard had managed to make it inside The Citadel-it was a miracle, a miracle that spared the galaxy. The dead Reapers around London served as a morale boost to the citizens of Earth, but also acted as a testament to the courage of the soldiers who fought in the terrible war. The Reapers were gone; the galaxy was safe.
Hackett cast an eye over the his remaining troops searching the rubble. Many soldier that
Shepard Family Stories - Samara"Hey Mommy?" Rinyn stands on her tiptoes peeking out the window at the woman sitting cross-legged on the lawn. "Who's that?"Shepard Family Stories - Samara3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Liara walks over to the window and lifts her daughter into her arms so she can get a better look. "That, sweetie, is Samara. She's a good friend of your father and I. She's a justicar."
Rinyn looks up at her mother with a puzzled expression. "What's a justicar?"
"They're an old order of asari warriors. They are proud, noble, and selfless. Actually, they're like the heroes in the stories your dad reads to you."
Rinyn's eyes widen in wonder, her gaze moving back to the justicar. "Wow....she's like a superhero."
Liara chuckles to herself. "Not exactly sweetie. She's a hero to be sure, but she'd tell you that she's not any different than you or I."
"What's dad doing out there with her? They're just sitting there."
"It's called meditation sweetheart."
"I know, but it's actually really good for you. It lets you clear your mind and helps your focus. Why
ME 1 Andromeda Series: Chap 1ME 1 Andromeda Series: Chap 14 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA SERIES CHAPTER 1
"ETA to the Mass Relay, 15 minutes. Destination: Citadel," An officer aboard the Palaven I spoke out. Nihlus nodded his head in acknowledgement, but his green eyes never left his focus out in space from the window aboard the ship's bridge. Despite his years in the military, he couldn't wait to touch solid ground, even if that meant talking to a bunch of diplomats aboard the Citadel. As much as the Turians wanted to avoid conflict, he was hoping for a little bit of action: Batarian protestors .anything! He spent the past few months on a surveillance mission under his mentor, Saren. He was hoping now as a Spectre, that he would see more battles than he did in the Turian military.
"There's a transmission coming through from the Council. Do you wish to take it, sir?" Another Turian asked out.
Nihlus silently praised the ship's spirit and turned to reply to the officer. Just before
Shepard Family Stories - Remembering MordinThe sun glistens off the crystal blue sea. The waves lap lazily on the pure white sand. Kaycee turns to her daughters. "Alright go have fun girls. Don't go too far."Shepard Family Stories - Remembering Mordin3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Four streaks of blue later and they're off. Shepard walks slowly into the shallows, feeling the sand between her toes, when something shiny catches her eye. Bending down she picks up a beautiful white seashell. A memory surfaces as she rubs her fingers over the grooves. "Would have liked to run tests on the seashells."
"Mordin, I'm sorry."
"I'm not, had to be me....Someone else might have gotten it wrong."
A tear runs down Kaycee's cheek at the thought. "I miss you Mordin. You were always crazy, but I never knew a gentler soul. Wish you could have had your retirement. The kids would have loved you."
More tears begin to fall."I'm so sorry Mordin. I should have found another way."
"Daddy? Are you alright?"
Kaycee quickly brushes the tears away before turning to face her daughter. "I'm fine Sweetie, just remembering an old fr
Losers - Taking the BaitLosers - Taking the Bait5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Taking the Bait
Cougar was drunk enough to be completely confused by the presence of a bear trap between his rack and Jensens.
A bear trap. An actual bear trap. Baited with a two-pack of Reeses peanut butter cups.
Pooch snickered. Man, the look on your face right now
Cougar waved an uncoordinated hand toward the trap. S a bear trap. Igual que un dibujo animado.
You are wasted.
He made a face. It makes sense to you?
You kidding? Pooch snorted. Its Jensen, man, nothing he does makes sense to me. Yall missed the fun earlier, thoughhe pulled off the toilet thing remotely, so he was off-base by the time it went down. Whole place was in an uproar, like thered been some terrorist attack instead of just another one of Jensens pranks. Clay
Title: Jack and Miri Part 11 Jack's nameTitle: Jack and Miri Part 11 Jack's name2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Title: Jack and Miri Part 11 Jack's name
Translated from German by: bashzorahvasqwibqwib and CrystaliqEffects
Game: Mass Effect
characters: Jack "Subject Zero", Miranda Laswon, Commander Shepard, Liara T'Soni
pairing: Jack "Subject Zero" and Miranda Laswon, Commander Shepard and Liara T'Soni
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare
Jack and Miranda entered the courthouse and hastily went to the front desk. Better said: Jack ran in front, pulling an incredulous Miranda behind her. Behind the desk sat an official-looking asari, who friendlily greeted them immediately.
“Sorry, where can I register a bondmate?”
“Yeah, some retailer needs us to be a married couple.”
“Married?” The asari looked perplexed as she watched one person pull the other around.
“Third floor. Room 304.”
“Thanks.” Jack muttered, then went to the elevator pu
I IVAN CHESNOKOV EXPLAIN TO YOU GUN OF MASS EFFECTAlright, as promised on NS, I will debunk the weapons of Mass Effect in proper IVAN CHESNOKOV style!I IVAN CHESNOKOV EXPLAIN TO YOU GUN OF MASS EFFECT2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
(I'm going to ignore the obvious Applied Phlebotinum of "Mass Effect" technology because... well, it's Applied Phlebotinum and arguing with it would be kinda pointless)
(For those unaware, Ivan Chesnokov was the assumed name of a delightfully amusing troll who frequented the /k/ board on 4chan for a while, masquerading as a Russian and dispensing firearms advice in all-caps and terrible grammar to anyone who cared to read his rants)
FIRST! THERMAL CLIPS! THERMAL CLIPS ARE OF BULLSHIT! CLIP IS DEVICE FOR LOADING OF CARTRIDGES INTO MAGAZINE! MAGAZINE IS DEVICE FOR LOADING OF CARTRIDGES INTO CHAMBER OF SYSTEM! IF ONE CAN CALL SILLY "DISPOSABLE SINKS OF HEATING" CARTRIDGES, THEN CORRECT TERM IS THERMAL MAGAZINE. EVEN IGNORING POINTLESS USE OF INCORRECT TERM BY MAPLE-SYRUP GUZZLING CAPITALIST AMERICA HAT-COUNTRY, USE OF THERMAL MAGAZINES IS OF STUPID! FIRST, CODEX SAYS MASS EFFECT GUN IS MAS