Good afternoon!I saw your work Desmond ex Machina on the Archive of Our Own website. I incredibly like the works of this couple, but there are very few of them in my native language. And if you don't mind, I would be glad to translate your works into Russian.

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So as long as you only post it on Ao3, that's okay.

For the Mass effect/Assassins creed thing, will the fact that Quarians worship their ancestors have any fun things happen in regards to Shepard and his suddenly very much alive great great great grandfather? (Or the fact that Desmond ALSO has a whole thing when it comes to ancestors?)

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You know what I totally forgot about that but that's a very good point, I will have to retcon a future chapter a bit, maybe. Very good point. 👍 We shall see how it works out.

I love your sci-fi crossovers because Desmond experiencing the past through his ancestors to the point where he feels like he's a thousand years old, and THEN being yeeted so far into the future to experience it, COMBINED with how in comparison he hardly ever lived in the time he was actually born and grew up in? Absolute Top Tier, 10/10, *chef's kiss*

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Favourite genre of Assassin's Creed fic; Desmond is Very Confused and Also Lost.

It's weird to think that Desmond died at 25. Like I'm 24. Bro was only a year older and saving humanity from the Sun. And then on your current fic Shepard is older I think. 28 to 29 in the first game according to Google. I wonder if that's gonna affect the dynamic.

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Desmond was born in 1987 and lived for 25 years. He experienced 1 year as Altaïr, 36ish as Ezio and 23ish as Connor. So he's either 25, 85 or 198 in the fic, haha. But yeah, technically, Shepard is older than his great great great great grandfather.

"There might be pairings, there might not be. We shall see."

-- THIS. Has me thinking of all the possibilities. In most of my playthroughs of ME, I go for Kaidan as a male Shepard, mostly because the game won't let me romance Garrus. (He's the main reason I ever play as fem Shepard.)

But you and your fics give me wild ideas and never before have I imagined Desmond and Garrus as a couple. And it's in my head now. O.O

Anyway, looking forward to reading more of your fic no matter if it has pairings or not. Your fics are awesome either way.

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Spoilers maybe

Have you played Horizon Zero Dawn? I feel like it would mesh really well with some of the concepts you've done before. If you've played it you may know what I mean.

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I played a little bit of it at some point and then probably lost interest since I remember almost nothing about it.

Do you think you'll ever write more hank/connor in the future(years, months, it doesn't matter)? Just read your Reassembly work, and really appreciated your skills, but I see you tend to lend to a more general, just world building and crossovers, than relationships type. :)

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Dunno. It could happen.

Have you seen the new Sandman series on Netflix? What did you think of it?

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I watched couple of episodes and I think I'm probably being held by Preconceived Notions. I will have to set those aside and try again, before I can be fair to it. It looks good, but I'm completely distracted by Morpheus'... everything, haha.

Hi, I just wanted to double check something…

On AO3 you said you don’t allow adoptions, but what about continuations of abandoned works? Like I wouldn’t copy anything, just have the first chapter be a link directly to your story and the second chapter be me picking up where you left off? Does that count under the other things you approved? It would only be on AO3. I just wanted to double check.

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Yeah that's perfectly okay. All my ideas are free to use and people can totally do sequels and prequels and whatever they want - so as long as they use their own words and no copy-paste happens, it's all a-ok :)

I finally got Mass Effect Legacy edition, lmao. Didn't take me more than, uh. A year? Haha.

I have finished Mass Effect 1. It was good, very... nostalgic, if that makes sense? I liked it. Just started Mass Effect 2. Very excite.

...I actively have to tell myself I can't start writing anything until after i finish all three games, though, haha. I have So Many Ideas ಠωಠ

I have finished Mass Effect 2. It was also good, very well paced, great characters, high stakes ending. Very nice.

The urge to write stuff is still there, competing with the urge to start Mass Effect 3 right away, but also, I've been playing almost a week straight now and logically I know I probably need a break, haha.

Hello! Would you mind if I translated your work "I was born for this" and posted it on another site? With links to the author and the original work, of course. I would be happy to share this work with more people. I'm surprised that it's still not translated into russian, actually. I'd like to liven up the AC fandom a bit. And if you agree, where can I leave you a link to the translation?

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I don't really like to have translations or other derivates of my work posted on other sites than ao3. I know people have done that previously, but it wasn't with my permission. I can't really stop you, but I'd prefer if you didn't.

Sooo apparently, there is an article called "Funerals and Politics of Gender in Early Renaissance Florence" that talks about how prostitution was basically made legal in order to combat the rampant homosexuality in Florence and encourage men back to a woman's bosom, and I needed you to know this immediately.

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Oh I already knew. Florence even had actual officials handling it - Ufficio dell'Onestà. Office of Decency, I think. I even mentioned them in one of my fics, though it was just a one off line. I read actual academical history texts for Authenticity, sometimes, and the stuff that went on in Florence is fascinating X3

Also homosexuality was supposedly so common in Florence (or ended up on public eye so much) that it ended up being a used descriptive term for it elsewhere. Florenzer, or something like that.

(Personally I think it might've been a bit of a Florida Man situation, where the way certain things were published to the general citizenry made it seem like Specific Things of Certain Nature just happened more in Florence than they did elsewhere, but no, there's been gays everywhere always, most people just tried to hide it more. Don't quote me on that, though, I have no idea really.)

Anyways, history is fun sometimes.

I finally got Mass Effect Legacy edition, lmao. Didn't take me more than, uh. A year? Haha.

I have finished Mass Effect 1. It was good, very... nostalgic, if that makes sense? I liked it. Just started Mass Effect 2. Very excite.

...I actively have to tell myself I can't start writing anything until after i finish all three games, though, haha. I have So Many Ideas ಠωಠ

I will never not be obsessed with how Desmond is Your Most Blorbo. Love me a man who has it all.

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Technically I think Desmond is my Third Blorbo. First was Yugi Muto and second was Cloud Strife. But their time has passed and Desmond is definitely my Most Blorbo.

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Reading your fic made me appreciate Desmond. While playing the games, I kind of dismissed him for the most part, since the sections in the past were so much more interesting and fun. But after reading a couple of your fics, I started to see him in a new light. He really just wanted a quiet life, but he's the Chosen One. By the end of his character arc, he has all these skills and knowledge, and has gained a lot of confidence, but personality wise, he's still very unassuming. He probably would have still been content with a simple life, but has all this responsibility to mankind thrust upon him. Since most of your fics takes place post ACIII with Desmond time traveling or something, we get a chance to see what he could do if he actually had some control over his life. It's kind of a power fantasy, but it feels earned after everything Desmond went through. At this point I've read and reread just about every fic you've written with him.

Yess. I'm all about that power fantasy of what of Desmond got to use the stuff he so painstakingly learned. And got a happy ending. And Lived. And was Happy. And Lived!