I got married a little while ago. and I know its not what my blogs about but I just want to share with everyone. Because it was amazing. And also there was copious amounts of mass effect references (so I can justify it).
Well, another year come and gone (almost), and you guys are still here? 2016 has been a year™ for all of us, me included. Though for the raging dumpster fire of a year 2016 has been, I’ve made some amazing new friends on here, started and finished my first ever longfic (!!!), and started on a new one and I’m so, so proud of both. But I wanted to thank you guys for being there for all of it, and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you.
Without further ado, a few special mentions:
@rebelprincebell - my best buddy and (now former) roommate. I’m so glad to have shared our time in LA together and it was such a blast. All well wishes in the new year, now that I won’t see you for months :( <3
@theathenanebula& @elenafishersgf - you two are among some of my closest and most cherished friends ever and I am so lucky to have both of you guys and talk with you every day. Love you dudes <3
@rociposse, @dustierhoades, @renlyslittlerose, and @omegastation - I’ll be real honest when I say that without you guys’ friendship these past few months, I probably would have deleted my tumblr and stopped writing and sharing my writing. But I didn’t, and I’m so grateful for the support you have given me. I cannot thank you guys enough.
And to all of you guys who make my dashboard beautiful:
This fic was inspired by this amazing render made by @commander-hot-pants as well as a prompt from her! I’m such a big fan of her work. She was absolutely wonderful to work with and I hope to work with her again!
It was very late and the Normandy was quiet, except for the constant hum of the engines.
Garrus had a bad habit of staying up far later than the rest of the crew. He enjoyed the peace and relative quiet of the SR-1′s lower deck at night. Ashley and Wrex were typically noisy during the day, Wrex constantly upgrading his weapons and Ashley writing mission logs on her computer, thinking out loud most of the time. Garrus was so close to being done calibrating this assault rifle, but truthfully, he was taking longer than he needed to. The alone time kept his mind off of-
Shit. Garrus thought.
Shepard exited out of the elevator and their eyes met, both of their expressions a mix of excitement and exasperation.
“Oh, hey Garrus.” Shepard said slightly awkwardly, scratching the back of her neck. “I didn’t think you’d still be down here. I came by to put that new scope on my assault rifle. I um, figured you’d be done with it by now.” Her eyes darted between the floor and Garrus’ eyes.
“Hey Shepard. Yeah, sorry about that.” Garrus looked over at the gun, grateful for the visual distraction. “I’m just about finished. Took me a little longer than I expected. You really put this thing through the ringer, heh.” Garrus laughed nervously, angry at himself for his uncharacteristic choice of words.
Shepard feigned a small laugh in response. “Ha, yeah. I guess I did.”
Shepard smiled. The sight of it caused Garrus to inhale a little too quickly and he began to cough. He cleared his throat, deeply embarrassed that he was unable to keep his composure around her for longer than a few seconds.
“Should I come back later?” Shepard asked, despite her eyes begging for the opposite.
“No!” Garrus said a little too quickly and a little too loudly. He ordered himself internally to keep it together.
“No, no.” He said, more softly this time. “I’m almost done anyway. You can go ahead and grab your scope, I’ll just be another minute.”
@mordinette: Field Training: I am actually working my way through this UA/AU right now and I am REALLY enjoying it. It’s unique and fun and the building rivals –> friends –> lovers is getting me REAL GOOD.
I am even worse with Shiara. It’s a pairing I definitely need to know more authors that write for this duo!
@defaultjane Has written some Shiara! I need to read it all, tbh because I love the way she writes!
I have been rec’d raedmagdon for Shiara in the past as an anon (sorry whomever you are) asked me for Shiara fics to read a month or two back. I guess that there is a bit of a warning that goes with Rae’s work as it can involve bondage/strap-ons and that sort of thing (this isn’t an issue for me, but it might be for others)? I do need to read some of her work as I am completely unfamiliar with it!
PLEASE fellow authors and fanfic readers, can you help @whoisdeh and I? I also would love some good recs for either of these pairings!
(I’d love Shrios and other rare pairs if you have them as well!)
Hey there, I just finished the first Mass Effect game and I just wanted to say that I really love your blog! Do you have any recommendations for some good Femshep x Kaidan fanfics? :)
Oh! Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for liking my little slice of ME heaven. ^_^ It means more to me than you know.
Oooohkay, so first and foremost, welcome to the rabbit hole. Secondly, I want to say that this list is by NO MEANS all inclusive as I know that there are a TON of great fanfic and Shenko writers that I don’t even know about and that I am probably missing on this list.
To my writer friends, please feel free to pipe up with your own recs and please ‘o please take no offense if my dumb brain fails you here. I just sat in traffic for over an hour in 90+ degree (35 C) heat, so I’m a bit of a mental mess atm.
if you’ve already read some of these. I’m linking some very well regarded folks here so it won’t be surprising if you know their names & works already!
Alphabetical order by author so that I at least have some method to my madness. I’ll be tagging the author here as well as the work on either FF.net or Ao3 (which will lead you offsite.) Most of these folks have MULTIPLE stories as well, so be sure to check out their fic site profiles too!
Here it is. You’ll have to excuse the poor header, I don’t have Photoshop right now. There are definitely a lot of Mass Effect blogs that aren’t in the masterpost: please contact me so I can add your blog (or sideblog) to the list. I’m hoping the masterpost will be useful so we can all find new blogs to follow or recommend. The only requirement to be added is that your blog/sideblog should have Mass Effect content, that’s it. I also add people myself, if you don’t want to be in the masterpost, contact me!
If you contacted me and you aren’t in the masterpost, my mistake! Same if there is an issue with a link. Don’t hesitate to contact me again, I’ll edit the post asap.
How do you keep up the energy to always be an eternally positive source of energy in the fandom? Coffee? Regular exercise? Selling your soul to the devil? (its witchcraft isnt it?)
OMG - this message was entirely unexpected and more welcome than you ever could have expected when you sent it. I had to take a minute to answer because sometimes I don’t feel so positive, you know?
My secret though? (shhh…don’t tell anyone)
My secret is that I wake up every day eager and excited to see what new and fantastic things are on my dash. I am continually blown away by the love people have for these games and talent there is in this fandom. Despite all the other shit going on around me, no matter just how frustrated I get with my life, I know that the tumblr Mass Effect fandom will be here to lift me up.
There is not a single day that goes by where I am not left speechless by a piece of art, or writing, or fan edit. I might just be an emotional person, but I am routinely brought near to tears with how much all of you care about the content you are creating and just how AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL IT IS.
I don’t ever want to see someone’s talent sink to the bottom of this blue pool. Every single person who participates here needs to be noticed and cherished. From those who are dipping your toe in for the first time or to those who have been treading the water for many years, I think everyone deserves their time in the spotlight.
Shepard (and we’ll be 100% honest here and say Kasumi & Kaidan too) means SO MUCH to me and my mental health. Being here with all of you is the icing on the cake. I just hope that I can give some of that back, in any small way possible.
Oh, I’d be lying if I didn’t give some credit to loads of coffee and maybe a little witchcraft, too.