23 July 2014 ♥ 8,749 notes    Reblog    
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probablylostrightnow replied to your post “10 books meme”

Those are really good books. Hey, we have a lot in common! We should meet up sometime or something!

goofball. (when’s good for you? ;) )

loquaciousquark replied to your post “10 books meme”

your #2 though ;_;

I actually read the second book in the series first. That was a little confusing. I really like all of McKillip’s works, though, and this series was… really not like the other fantasy I could get my hands on as a kid in the late ’80s.

Massive Lego Mass Effect 2 Spaceship Is Massively Cool ›

syzara:

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Let’s do this! Lightning Holiday Giveaway!!
1 Winner (maybe 2 if I can get my hands on another armband before the end) will receive:

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msbarrows:

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Let’s do this! Lightning Holiday Giveaway!!

1 Winner (maybe 2 if I can get my hands on another armband before the end) will receive:

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That rules thing!:

  • Reblog with your Username and ID.
  • Do not have to be following me
  • Ends when the Carnivale starts (that’s Sunday after rollover)

Rapscallion, 29612

MsBarrows, #65352

jillyfae, #60806

servantofclio, #71194

eleneripenneth replied to your post “For prompts: Tali repairing her drone.”

Sublime!

Thanks! I didn’t know where it was going when I sat down to write the prompt, but I liked the direction it took.

fistfulofgammarays replied to your post “For prompts: Tali repairing her drone.”

Tali and Legion interaction is the coolest.

I’m glad you think so! I thought Tali needed someone to interact with, and Legion came to mind right away.

theherocomplex replied to your link “The Hour Come Round At Last (15099 words) by servantofclio [AO3]”

EEEEEEEE!

Thanks again for reading the draft!

Thanks also to syzara for the rec, and to everyone who liked or reblogged either story. :)

10 books meme

hornkerling tagged me on this one, and I’m going to try to list different books than I did before.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

1. Madeleine L’Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet

2. Patricia McKillip, The Riddlemaster of Hed

3. Guy Gavriel Kay, The Sarantine Mosaic

4. Justine Larbalestier, Liar

5. Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer

6. Dan Simmons, Hyperion

7. Karen Traviss, City of Pearl

8. Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses

9. L. M. Montgomery, Emily of New Moon

10. Mary Gentle, The Book of Ash

Well, that’s kind of a mixed lot of childhood favorites and more recent favorites. 

I’m going to forgo tagging because I have seen a lot of people tagged on this one recently, but if you’d like to play along, feel free to list your books and ping me back!

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Welcome, and thanks for reading!

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fistfulofgammarays said: For prompts: Tali repairing her drone.

Tali hunched over her workbench, muttering to herself. Her combat drone lay on the surface in front of her while she poked at its innards with her tiniest set of tools. She hadn’t been happy with Chatika’s performance on the last mission; her flight path had been a little wobbly, and Tali was guessing that the drone’s little mass effect generator was malfunctioning. “Come on, Chatika,” she murmured. “Where’s your problem?”

“Creator-Tali’Zorah speaks to the drone.”

Tali managed, just, not to shriek and drop the tool. She hunched her shoulders protectively over her work instead and scowled up at the geth. “What are you doing… Legion?” Shepard might be willing to play nice and give the geth a name, but Tali still had a hard time considering the geth anything but a threat.

The flaps are the geth’s optics twitched. Peculiar. “Why does Creator-Tali’Zorah speak to the drone?”

Tali sighed. “I’m just working on it, Legion. It’s not an AI. It doesn’t even have a VI, really, it just runs on algorithms.” Fairly sophisticated algorithms, to be sure.

“We have observed organics speak to inanimate objects, at times. We do not understand.”

“We organics like to personify objects, sometimes.” With a last wary glance at the geth, Tali resumed checking the connections inside the drone.

“We do not understand.”

“I can’t explain it all to you,” Tali said irritably. “I use my drone a lot, I depend on it for my safety, and it’s useful to have something to call it.”

“Is this a common response to organics?”

“Why don’t you ask Zaeed? I hear he named his rifle. He’s had it forever, and it doesn’t even work.” She’d offered to take a look at it, and Zaeed had threatened to vent her suit. She bent her head and activated the magnifier on her helmet’s screen. Ah, there it was, a loose stabilizer.

“Perhaps we see. Proximity and prolonged contact lead organics to personify commonly used tools.”

“I guess,” said Tali, tightening the tiny screw, and paused, wondering if that was how things had started, back when her people were inventing the geth in the first place.

servantofclio said: 1. Forehead kiss for Ward Shepard?

faejilly:

belated response to this, sorry for the wait, clio

The first time he’s close enough to kiss her, she threatens to kill him, and he just lifts his eyebrows, as if that’s normal

Fucker.

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I love the way faejilly writes Shepard and Jack, so much.

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mebigbang:

When Shepard is sent to Aratoht, the mission tests her will, her skills, and her relationships.

LJ Masterpost

Here’s the official post, and a glimpse of Celleno’s lovely art!

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That’s just how I roll.

buh dum dum TSH 

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The Hour Come Round At Last (15099 words) by servantofclio [AO3] ›

Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Mass Effect
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian
Characters: Female Shepard (Mass Effect), Garrus Vakarian, Miranda Lawson
Additional Tags: Mass Effect 2: Arrival
Series: Part 6 of Val Shepard
Summary:

When Shepard is sent to Aratoht, the mission tests her will, her skills, and her relationships.

I wrote a thing!

Okay, I write a number of things, but here is my fic for this round of the Mass Effect Big Bang. It has been brewing a long time—probably since the first time I played the Arrival DLC—I just had so many questions about how the crew might react, why Shepard would undertake this mission solo, and how the mission would affect her and her relationships. This year’s BB was just a great opportunity to finally finish the story, and there’s lovely art by Celleno to go along with it!

randompandemic:

So I played Miranda’s loyalty mission and the that screenshot happened, so I kinda went with it…

randompandemic:

So I played Miranda’s loyalty mission and the that screenshot happened, so I kinda went with it…

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