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10 March 2010 @ 02:50 pm
ME2 fic ideas  
I haven't wrote fanfiction in years, but Mass Effect is too beautiful a creation to not indulge in. *o*
so, here are some ideas that have been rampaging through my head, for those interested. :D

They were three solitary warriors, worn with battle. A fight against a Thresher Maw drags up some unpleasant nightmares for Commander Shepard, and it's only through the teachings of an Asari Justicar and a Drell Assassin can she find peace.
(Samara/SoleSurvivorFem!Shep/Thane) (Romance? or might just keep it as a Gen!Fic orthreesomesmut) (one-shot)

2 -- In Due Time
Whilst Thane plays catch-up with Kolyat, Shepard justifies why she helped to Captain Bailey, leading into a discussion into both of their murky pasts.
(Gen!Fic) (Hinted EarthbornFem!Shep/Thane) (one-shot)

After the battle against the Collector's, Shepard must prepare for the oncoming onslaught of the Reapers. She sets off on a search to find a Prothean Cipher rumoured to contain the weaknesses of the Reapers - but it doesn't go quite to plan.
(Action/Adventure/Romance?) (Fem!Shep/Thane) (pretty much includes all the crew, and how they act to save Shepard) (chaptered story)

4 -- Rude Awakening
Set after Garrus' loyalty mission, Shepard lets him take the shot and explains why she didn't interfere. 
"This is how the blood and regret of vengeance feels on your hands. That's your responsibility now. "
(Gen!Fic) (Fem!Shep/Garrus friendship) (One-shot)

5 -- Redemption City
A series of drabbles about the various personnel who've worked under Shepard and their interactions with the Commander.

6 -- Sublime
During the build-up to the war against the Reapers, Grunt returns to Tuchanka to learn more of the ways of the Krogan, but the stigma of his birth still hangs over his head.
(Krogan!Centric) (chaptered story)

MORE MAYBE ADDED because those darn plot!Varren run through my mind like nobody's business. x3
(list needs more Shep/Thane. and Samara/Shep. and less angst. and more funnies, I know, I know.) 
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Taraiccara on March 10th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Oh my gaaah, all of those sound incredibly interesting! I'd love to read all of them. especially those with Shep/Thane flavoring
wigstand: sexy badass lightningwigstand on March 10th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thank youuuu! :D I absolutely adore Shep/Thane, it's like a drug, and I'm totally excited to write something about them. x)
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wigstand: stokely shepardwigstand on March 11th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel. I think we've all got this defined idea of what /our/ Shepard's like, that reading about someone else's can be really weird sometimes. x3 The Krogan's I'm particularly keen on, since they're... well, /Krogan/. And there has to be so much back story into their culture, the various rites, etc~ I just love the aliens! xD
Kirstie / Roo: mass effectinsidethe_skies on March 11th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
[Hello! Seen you around on the ME comm before, though I'd pop in and see what's going over over here in your journal, hope you don't mind.]

Ooh, I hope to see these get written! You've got some great ideas there. I'm especially interested in the Garrus one, although that may be because he's my new favourite alien ever since ME2 came along. I've seen lots of fics dealing with interaction between Shep and Garrus when she stops him taking the shot, not so much from the other perspective, so this would be refreshing to read.

Also, I'm interested in the Grunt one. Perhaps the thing I love most about ME is the aliens - I wish we could see even more of their culture and ways through the games and the tie-ins.
wigstand: pissed shepwigstand on March 11th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
(I don't mind at all! thanks for stopping by! 8D)

Thank you very much! It was after seeing all those fics in question that the idea popped into my head - my main!Shep always lets him take the shot, for reasons I hope to explore in the story, and it would be nice to explore how the differences in choice would change Garrus' character and if it /would/ alter him in the end.

I share your love :D the aliens are my favourite part of the story, and how their ways of living differs from ours. I particularly love the tribal, clan culture of the Krogan and the various rites they go through. Muwaha! <3
naraishimura on March 17th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
After the battle against the Collector's, Shepard must prepare for the oncoming onslaught of the Reapers. She sets off on a search to find a Prothean Cipher rumoured to contain the weaknesses of the Reapers - but it doesn't go quite to plan.
(Action/Adventure/Romance?) (Fem!Shep/Thane) (pretty much includes all the crew, and how they act to save Shepard) (chaptered story)

This is my favourite idea of yours. I love the Protheans, there are so few stories about them. Fics which include the whole crew are also rare - but what really makes me love this plot bunny is that THEY are saving Shepard from whatever threatens her, and I imagine them to be both worried/caring and badass/butt-kicking to do it, especially Thane and Garrus.
naraishimura on March 19th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
*is embarrassed now* Ugh, sorry, I barraged here in when I found this entry and talked without even introducing myself. ^^' I know you from the Mass Effect community and then stumbled over this, and I was hooked. I hope you might try this plot idea some day.
wigstand: smarmy hanswigstand on March 19th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about it at all! :D I'm honoured that you visited :)

And thank you for the comment! I'm also fond of the Cipher idea, I've always wanted to explore more about what sort of information they contain, and the Protheans themselves in general. It'll also be nice to have the crew being the ones to save the day, rather than Shepard. :D This is probably the most likely fic to happen, haha. <3

Thank you again! :) feel free to drop by anytime!
naraishimura on March 19th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.

The cipher and beacon messages were my favourite plot device in the first game. It gets just so much meaning once you learned what the last remaining Protheans did and sacrificed to ensure that following species wouldn't fall victim to the Reapers. They couldn't have cared, but they did.
There's a progressing fic at masskink about a Prothean that survived in a stasis pod and is found by the crew probably post ME2 ending. The premise is about Shepard sharing what she learned with the Prothean via mind connection. http://masskink.livejournal.com/346.html?thread=518746#t518746

In fictional verses, you can't imagine how horrible particular the vision about the Collectors' creation were for Shepard even when she gained the cipher - or more because of it. Of course, for her the conclusion is near that the Protheans might found a weakness of the Reapers. I missed the other characters' reactions to her having the visions from ME1, so this gives much potential for care scare with the new crew, especially for Paragon!Shepard. And for care berserk buttons pushed.

So yes, I like the idea it's likely to happen. :D And will do certainly visit again.
snappyqusnappyqu on July 22nd, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)