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IIML: Beyond-Ch1: Quantum Signals, Old Mysteries..IIML: Beyond-Ch1: Quantum Signals, Old Mysteries.. by GSJennsen
If It Meant Living: Beyond - Chapter 1
“Quantum Signals, Old Mysteries, and New Stars”
Title: If It Meant Living: Beyond – Chapter 1: "Quantum Signals, Old Mysteries, and New Stars"
Game: Mass Effect Trilogy
Disclaimer: Bioware owns all rights to Mass Effect and its characters
Content Warning: Language, Violence
“Far better it is to dare mighty things.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Eldir-za~Mli-Harmoné took several hours to admire the richness of the deep green hue of Tormo-B4’s sky. It was the green of the sprawling forests of Palacent, or perhaps the auroras over Namosta every twelfth cycle. One day, once this Hub teemed with life, once Tormo-B4 had received its true name, great poets would travel here to write of the sky.
Every so often he checked on the progress of the Constructors, thoug
The Soft War - Chapters 1 and 2The Soft War - Chapters 1 and 2 by sincebecomeswhy
Staccato bursts echoed among crumbling brick walls, then faded to silence.
"Freaking neurots," he grumbled.
"...a small band of renegades escaped the quarantine area this morning and managed to make it into the Buffer Zone. They carried ancient projectile weapons, but were quickly apprehended before they could enter the city. No citizens of Shore were harmed..."
With a sideways finger flick, Torbin muted the holographic projection hanging just in front of him. There was a light pressure against the finger, as if pushing a lever.
He continued to monitor a dozen news channels nearly simultaneously, periodically changing the volumes, or pausing some to concentrate on others. The movements of his hands and fingers were merely a blur. He felt vibrations, textures. Images coalesced, to be stored...somewhere. There was little distinction between mind and global library.
A pulsing hum in his ear indi
Blind Eyes: Chapter 1Blind Eyes: Chapter 1 by VortassianChick
In the dead space between planetary systems, hardly any of the light from the local star made it there. The bright pinprick was almost indistinguishable from the vast number of stars. Dormant comets moved slowly at the solstice of their orbit around the star, dark and silent. Among them, one artificial body stood out. Just as silent as the comets, the lone ship coasted on autopilot, scanning the nearby system idly.
Inside the dim cockpit, a solitary Yaut'ja dozed in the captain's chair. Just as his head was starting to loll back, a low frequency alert went off and brought him to attention. He tapped a few keys lightly and the nearest star streamed to the visor screen dangling in front of him.
Clicking in a f
Reclaiming Pandora, Pt 1Chris Field stared out of the observation decks of the ship that had housed them for the last five years. It had been a long voyage and was not to be in vain.Reclaiming Pandora, Pt 1 by KillerScarab
It had been nearly eleven years since the forces of the R.D.A. had been driven of the planet by the indigenous people planet side. Causing humanity to lose it grip on a most vital resource, unobtanium.
This mineral was in essence saving the human race. Refining all of their technology so as to halt the advance of global warming and indeed, turn back the destruction of their home planet, Earth. It had created Billions of jobs for countless humans and provided the beginning of a new golden age for all of humanity. Now all of that was gone.
Chris gazed at the swirling clouds beneath him on the moon Pandora. They were going to take back that place and secure humanity's future in this universe.
"Sir, all of the men are out of cryo and just getting their gear out of storage. They should be ready for briefing within the half hour." Stat
Mass Effect Ashes Pt 1 - IntroMass Effect Ashes Pt 1 - Intro by Talon313
MASS EFFECT: ASHES
Delta wasn't anything special he was born and raised in England by his mother; he went to school like any ordinary child and had an average child hood. At the age of nineteen he was enlisted into the systems alliance to help his family pay the bills, he trained and fought and was eventually spotted by N7 as a candidate for the N7 program.
In Deltas early years he was assigned to Raven Squad, one of the best marksman teams in the Alliance, this ended two years after joining when a routine mission went terribly wrong and ended up with the deaths of three N7 commandos in Raven squad, the only Commando to survive was Delta, he blames himself for his lapse in protocol that got his team killed.
Delta was a nickname given to him by his N7 superiors and after a couple of months of being called Delta the nickname stuck.
3 Hours before reaper invasion Earth, London (N7 Base Omega)
Delta slept in his cot, his short blonde hair waved in the breeze from a
What the Gods Fear- Chapter 1Normandy requesting shuttle docking in hangar bay six. Are we clear to land?What the Gods Fear- Chapter 1 by NotCras
Shepard, you hear that? All I'm getting is static... I just can't get used to that. It's just... creepy.
Their comms could be knocked out, Joker. We should still check the colony out for survivors. The shuttle is leaving now.
Shepard watched the monitor as the shuttle made its way down to the colony hangar bay. The shuttle rocked as it hit the atmosphere. The planet was mostly covered in water, with the colony located on a large island. Soon in the distance, they could see the shine of metallic structures. Gradually as the shuttle approached the structures got larger and larger, finally revealing themselves to be the colony that they were looking for. All the feed showed was destruction. Buildings with gaping holes and rubble were common sight, and occasionally a dead body made an appearance. Reaper troops, disgusting abominations, lay where they stood w
Mass Effect | Ragnarok Legion - PrologueSystems Alliance Military Installation 0163 – Arcturus Station
Systems Alliance Space
2186 CE – Approximately two weeks after the destruction of the Bahak System
Systems Alliance Major Kristopher Dietrich stepped off the Kodiak shuttle, savouring the freedom of being able to fully stretch out his tall frame for the first time in what felt like hours. The sound of his boots striking the vast landing deck vanished amidst the clamouring voices of the maintenance crew, their attention split across the fleet of starfighters and shuttles that filled the bay. Stepping to one side, the major shot a rueful glance at the rapidly cooling engines of the Kodiak. From the exterior she was familiar enough, though being one of the newer UT-47A models the shuttle’s front mounted mass accelerator cannons still appeared to be an oddity. He hid a knowing smile. The designers might not have fixed the cramped interior, but at least they’d addressed some of the complai
5028: Phoenix Rising Prologue
In the year 2970, Humanity has stretched its reach into the nearby star systems, but hasn't found anything of worth, no new species yet, scientists needed a way to get them out further, deeper in the milky way galaxy and so, the prototype, Sparrow class ship was created, the first ship to have a functioning FTL drive, (all others before it could reach the speed of light, but not surpass it) which created basically a wormhole between point a and point b, allowing far faster travel, over greater distance. At the same time, scientists managed to develop a material to recode the genes of a living life force, allowing it to regenerate from any injury, to an extent. A life bar on their arm represented how much energy or "life force" was left within them. The first system with actual life forms of numerous types on different planets was named locally as the Blackwater System. There were two planets that were most similar to Earth, Draenica, and Monteria. Both would be able to sustai
STC: From Romulus With Love: Prologue
Open Space, S.S. Calypso
April 16, 2270
Sitting next to a console in main engineering, Cera Rigel watched the roiling, shifting colours of the warp core. Although Calypso’s warp reactor was at least a century in advance of what Starfleet had, its fuel was the same: antimatter. It also used dilithium crystals to channel the antimatter. That said, its efficiency was outstanding. To say nothing of the fact that Cêtarii technology allowed them to regenerate the expensive crystals. Cera swivelled her chair and tapped a button on the control panel.
“Captain’s starlog, April sixteenth, twenty-two seventy,” she said, smiling. “It’s been fourteen weeks now since we left our Cêtarii hosts and began the long voyage home. And in that time we’ve covered an incredible six hundred light-years. My old ship would have required fourteen months to cross the same distance.”
Peaceful but an Impending Threat: Sol-nii X reader
It was a very long time ago when I was in my peaceful and normal state of releasing my solar particles. I kept observing all planets' motions in space. They were moving around my bright yellow shell. For me, I needed to keep this routine everyday. Indeed, it's a must to hang around with the other celestial bodies. I'm the most important being for them in order to receive sunlight and heat.
But, that very day, I never expected someone who came to our Solar system. I was afraid to see suspicious beings who entered like thieves in the night. They had large vessels and prepared to infiltrate at any moment. I knew that they were from a distant system. I saw their pale and dark faces as I carefully watched them. They were too powerful when they approached closer and closer. They were an army of evil sorcerers and chanted some spells of destruction.
They sharply stared and aimed at me, like I was their prey. I wanted
A Burden Shared 5A Burden Shared
A Transformers Prime Fanfiction
“When my brothers and I stood against Unicron’s forces they drove us down deep into the Well,” he began slowly. “We held them off until the Prime was able to defeat the enemy but it took us very close indeed to the source of life.” He paused and seemed to be struggling with what to say. “Primus, our creator, our true creator, he spoke to me there. He spoke to all of my brothers. I cannot tell you what was said but we were given a charge. The reward for defending the Well once was the responsibility of defending it for all time after. But we are so very young…”
Predaking paused to gather himself and Jack glanced at Miko. That confession had clearly cost the Predacon quite a bit of his pride.
“There is so much for us to learn and I begged Primus to teach us. He told me that his words and teaching were already written in the
Agent Y's POV Chapter 5: EVIL UPRISING
" According to our colleagues' statements, you had been involved with the WITCH," the brunette man with a weird top said as he directly looked at the blonde woman's eyes. " Is that true, Miss Rasputin?"
" Yes," Magik honestly replied. " We were responsible for summoning disasters in this world. We made alliances with the most despicable people in the universe, including HYDRA and the White Fang."
" Did you join their evil exploits, then?"
" I used to when I was young, but I got tired of doing the same thing. I decided to quit and join the Champions."
Suddenly, there was a slight vibration from the man's phone as he felt it inside his coat. He saw the message from his fellow MIB. Magik noticed him as she intently looked at him.
" What are you looking at?" he sternly glared.
" Let's just say, someone is warning you of a trouble happening right now, Earth Warrior," she grinned.
" Do you i
STC: Reservoir Targs: Chapter 2
May 23, 2270
There was a nearly endless list of advantages in being the captain of an ultra-advanced starship like Calypso, and one of the advantages on that list was the comm system. While all military (and some civilian) vessels could encode their transmissions, breaking those codes was possible – not to mention tracking the signal back to its source.
Not so with Calypso. Its technology was, at the very least, a century beyond anything the Federation had at its disposal; this of course included its subspace communications. Cera was an engineer and a damned good one. Her cousin T’Prin was a top-flight comm specialist, despite her last job with the Vulcan Science Academy which had been boring and routine. Both of them were seriously impressed with Calypso’s capabilities. It could maintain real-time communications over vast distances without booster relays; and with the press of a couple of buttons, those transmissions
P is for Pokemon Chapter 3: The Schemes
" This is not a good time!" NE the Neptunian anxiously said as he wanted to blow Team Rocket away from his sight.
" Thora! Use your thunder shock!" Agent UR cried.
" Pika...... Pika.... PIKACHUUU!!" Thora released her fatal shocks from her body. Killjoy and Jay-jay used a protective force field which they weren't affected. Thora the Pikachu attempted to create her most fatal electricty. She became too exhausted and quickly panted.
" Pika....." she weakly cried and losing all her energy.
" Sorry, boys!" Jay-jay yelped. " Too bad, your Pikachu can't make it to stop us."
" I'M GONNA BLOW YOU GUYS AWAY!!" NE yelled as he began to inhale.
" No, NOT this time!! Giant blowing kid!!" Killjoy grinned and released a sleeping gas. The Methane Boys repetitively coughed and hardly gasped to breathe. They instantly fainted on the ground. Killjoy and Jay-jay wore their gas masks to protect themselves. Th
Agent Y's POV Chapter 4: CHECKMATE!
A thumping sound suddenly awakened P in his bedroom within the MIB headquarters. He had drifted off to sleep earlier that evening after the exhausting trip from OWAC to Knight's Headquarters in Switzerland. He kept pondering on the Corvette's sudden malfunction as Agents Mackenzie and Arc spent fixing it. Yet, they found it too mysterious to figure it out.
It was 5:37 in the morning when he got up from bed. He heard the same strange noise from the other room. It was like someone putting mail through the mail slot in his door. He skidded and wondered who could ever do such a thing in this unholy hour. He saw an envelope on the floor and took his spectacles. It labeled " From A Friend". P was very curious to see it. He sat on the couch, opened and read it. The letter was in 3 blank pages. He was too tired to read it as he removed his eyeglasses and set it aside. He thought the Methane Boys were pranking him again. So, he went
Mass Effect/AEC- Watcher
He exhaled a long plume of cigarette smoke. He smoked because he predecessor smoked. He sat in the chair in an empty office because that was what he predecessor did. He read from data pads and watched information through a dozen holo displays because that was how he did it. He could have streamed the information through his neural network, Yet, inexplicably, he enjoyed to simulate his forebears affectations down to the attractive female assistant that brought him another data pad to read.
She handed him the data pad, "The report on Avernus station, sir."
"Thank you Caroline," he said. Caroline turned to leave, "Caroline, what is your assessment of the report."
Caroline stood in attention, "Your counterpart made several crucial errors."
"One, relying on batarian support. They are unreliable even in the best of times. Two, attempting to assassinate Commander Thompson-Ramos. Even if it had succeeded he has powerful friends that would have investigated his death and that would h
Mass Effect/AEC- Gehenna
Gehenna Desert, Libertas, Sphinx System, Argos Rho Cluster, Attican Traverse September 10, 2197
Miranda, Nyte and myself laid on our bellies atop an outcrop that overlooked the vast chalky expanse of the Gehenna Desert. It took seventy millions years to turn the caldera of a volcano the size of the western Mediterranean into a vast salty dead zone with temperatures at around sixty degrees Celsius. Luckily our hardsuits kept the heat and the salt at bay.
"So...married," said Nyte over the comm.
"Yes, married," deadpanned Miranda.
"I never expected The Viper to settle down," said Nyte
"The Viper?" I asked
"That was her nickname when we worked for Cerberus."
"Let me guess. It was because of her sharp and venomous tongue," I said.
"Yes and yes, commander."
"Excuse me?" asked Miranda.
"Well she has mellowed out a bit. She will only snap your head off you really earned it," I said.
"I'll have you know that-"
The Black Widow scope cut through the heat haze that shrouded the flat desert
All the World's a Stage - Part IVTitle: Mass Foundations: All the World's a Stage
Games and shows: Post-Fallout 3, Doctor Who (Series 9), pre-Soul Calibur V
Characters/pairing: Female!Lone Wanderer, 12th Doctor, Nightmare, Siegfried, ZWEI, Viola
Disclaimer: Since this is a crossover, Fallout belongs to Bethesda while Doctor Who belongs to BBC. Soul Calibur belongs to Bandi Namco.
The Stage of History
Transylvania. Like any other named European country, it had a dark and bloody history in part thanks to Vlad the Impaler. The terrain was flat, a valley floor between mountain ranges and thus perfect for invading armies. Not only did it go through a rebellion in this world’s time, but malfested hunts also plagued the region. Most of the victims in the hunt were never malfested.
The hunts drew support when it started years ago, but it quickly faded when Graf Dumas executed or framed anyone who questioned him. Despite the waning support, he held power over Hungary and the surrounding regions.
Mass Effect/AEC: Speakeasy
Bailey & Willingham Metal Works, 3rd Factory District, Capitol City of Progress, Libertas, Sphinx System, Argos Rho Cluster, Attican Traverse September 6, 2197
Our footsteps echoed through the abandoned factories. The moonlight from Libertas five small moons filtered through the broken glass panes above us. Broken robot arms lay dormant on both sides of the empty production line. The industrial decay clashed with Miranda's blue sequin dress and my silver trimmed black tux. But something was amiss.
"Not a single speck of dust," I said.
"I noticed. They probably employ maintenance drones to keep it that way," Miranda said.
I nodded, "Talking of which."
A blue spherical drone flew in our direction. It spoke after it scanned us, "Mrs. Lawson, Mr. Thompson-Ramos, please come this way."
We followed the drone to a cargo elevator at the back of the factory. The elevator took us down several levels underneath the factory floor. As the doors opened a mixture of dance music a
Species Database: Furins
Home Planet: Furelle
Star System: Blackwater
Sector: Syrius Supercluster
Supporting Governments: Solar Federation
Appearance: A taller more slender race. The Furin’s basic shape from the torso down is very similar to a Terrans. The Furin’s skin though, is very thick and tough to penetrate. With Three hearts, one in either side of the chest, and one within the lower torso. The thick skin helps to absorb impacts and protect the Furin’s hearts and other vital organs that would otherwise kill other species.
They have hair that grows out in tendrils similar to dreadlocks. The hair colors range in different tones of grey. A shell that wraps over the top of their head typically matches their hair color. Each shell is different, ranging in texture from smooth to rough like sandpaper. Each is different in shape as well, having spines or parts along the edge where the shell folds out into different shapes. Solid black eyes rest just under a s
The lessons of fanfiction so farI experiment with web content constantly as part of my work. I start new sites and fill them with content just to see how people react. That's what my post on the Bioware forums was, what this site I started originally was. Both surprised me with the audience reaction.
I've been learning a lot from these fanfic experiences. Here's what I've got so far:
1) Quality does not necessarily mean more hits/popularity; in fact, it seems like the lower the quality and more populist the topic, the higher the hits. However, the popularity is only temporary.
2) Regular updates (not necessarily fast updates) will bring more repeat visitors, even on a less populist story
3) Popularity and level of engagement (e.g. comments and follows) do not go hand-in-hand
4) Irregular reviews tend to be more helpful than gushing reviews for every chapter, but the latter bring more overall
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