Long time no journal! I have been popping in, trying to catch up on notes and keep a rough idea of what folks are up to. I've pretty much failed on both counts, but I'm TRYING.
I've been working on an original novel for the last year or so. I was really good, getting my head down and getting on with it - forsaking all others. I'm now at the 'screw this' stage and am on a break. Its sort of a 'busman's holiday' as we would say in the UK, as my second Mass Effect novel, the follow up to Resolution ezri-krios.deviantart.com/gall…
is now positively screaming at me for some attention.
But... oh, no! Its been so long I really need to catch up, listen to the voices of the characters, recall their individuality, before picking up the pen. I'm nearly through another play of ME2 - purely for research purposes, you understand. After that I'll be reading Resolution, then I'll be able to throw Shep, Thane, and the rest of the crew, back into a few impossible to survive situations, dealing with That Wedding, and generally having lots of nail biting fun, while poking fun at Garrus and his damn calibrating OCD. Look out for an old crew member returning from the dead! If it's good enough for Shep...
And of course, look out for Axios, and other original characters created by you guys who entered the competition. Check them all out here: ezri-krios.deviantart.com/favo…
If you thought I had forgotten, hell no. I also intend to complete the ME/Res Evil (movies) story too. I can't say when the first part of Res 2 will be out, my brain may swing back to the original novel at any point, and it takes priority. But, with the game we can't call Mass Effect 4, due out next year, I have time to send Shep to her death and snatch her away a few more times before she retires.
If you're waiting for me to get back to you on something, thank you for your patience, and please feel free to kick me in the ass for a swifter reply.
Finally, in celebration of Mass Effect stories, I'd like you guys to post links to your fave fics here. One of your own, if you have one, and one by someone else. I'll feature these faves in the future. Get posting!! :-D
My original stories.
Absolute Power."Are you aware, Anin?"
"Do you recognise my voice?"
"Yes. You are Practitioner..."
"That's right. And why can't you..."
"I know. It's ok, I'm not looking for you, but your voice is my guide."
"Good, Anin. Very good. Where are you? Describe your surroundings, please."
"Ok. I'm... Oh! I'm here in the park, again... Practitioner?"
"Sorry, Anin. I'm here. You recognise your surroundings?"
"Yes. I've been here before... Haven't I?"
"What do you see, Anin?"
"Er, there are... the tall things either side of me..."
"They're trees, Anin."
"Yes! Trees. And seats made out of the same... similar material as the trees. It's difficult to see clearly, as if through a haze or mist..."
"It is fog, Anin. What are you feeling?"
"Chilly... Its... winter. Damn! This is the same place I keep coming back to, isn't it?"
"You have... visited this place before, yes."
"Focus, please, Anin. We have a job to do."
"Sorry. Wait! There's something... moving, up ahead."
"Oh, fuck! Look at that one. She looks like the bride of Frankenstein!" Tom chuckled.
"More like the bride of Chucky." Craig added as he watched the Zed ambling down the road below. It slowly walked past the apartment building they were holed up in, a piece of its torn wedding dress trailed along behind it like a white flag on a piece of string. It was just one of hundreds of dead bodies that were currently shambling along the city streets these days.
"What's she got in her hand there? She holding something?"
Craig put his binoculars down on the windowsill and rubbed his eyes. "Probably her bouquet. Guess she never got chance to throw it, poor bitch." He was about to suggest they figure out their next move, when Tom muttered, "What the fuck..?"
Mass Effect shorts.
Mass Effect novel. Resolution.
Synopsis and all 13 chapters @
Resolution: Alternative ending short.