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The Shepard Files: Sole Survivor Cover by Gigi-FenixPhoenix The Shepard Files: Sole Survivor Cover by Gigi-FenixPhoenix
Second part of the second installment in the Shepard Files. The background option I'm doing is sole survivor. Since bioware provides an idea of what happens, I worked on filling in the gaps but still taking some creative license.

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The Shepard Files
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*the first link would be the fanfic, the second the image that goes with it

[ONE] Colonist [link] [link]
[TWO] Colonist/Sole Survivor [link]

[THREE] Spacer
[FOUR] Spacer/Ruthless

[FIVE] Earthborn
[SIX] Earthborn/War Hero

* For those who would rather read/follow through fanfiction.net, you can find the story here: [link]


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Shepard Series
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[link] Commander Shepard -- Doubt
Commander Shepard -- Resolution
[link] Commander Shepard --Synthesis
[link] Commander Shepard --Destroy
[link] Commander Shepard --Control
Commander Shepard --Peace
[link] Commander Shepard --Regrets
Commander Shepard -- Refusal

BONUS:
Wallpaper (coming soon)
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
The idea, the lighting, and the story are perfectly done. A very powerful work. And close to me since the Colonist/Sole Survivor bio is often the one I choose.
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I think this background gives the more interesting result, a Shepard that has to live with the guilt of surviving, but which also makes her want to keep living (in memory of those who could not). The other 2 backgrounds I've used because of the interesting combinations: Earthborn/War Hero (the orphan, drug dealer nobody would think has potential, ends up winning a battle? Interesting...) and Spacer/Ruthless (she has military parents, perhaps they ingrained in her the importance of discipline, of falling in line, on following orders... so she never deviates from that, except she takes it to the extreme and becomes a child of Machiavelli: the end justifies the means. Interesting.)
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Yeah, you put it an interesting way. And Colonist/Sole Survivor makes you a universal survivor. Makes sense with Destroy when Shepard survives again. Like Garrus said: "I'm hard to kill".)
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I agree. Although for me, colonist/sole survivor led me to pick Synthesis. Because no matter how strong you are, there's got to be a limit where you just want respite. Shepard has survived so many times, had lost so much... that I can see her reaching the end of the line and choosing to die this time. To die so that nobody else has to die, yes. But also, to die because she has cheated death one too many times and she's tired. She's tired of carrying on when she shouldn't have. And she's ready to meet those who died before her, because of her, for her. So she chooses the only ending that gives that promises an end to her guilt, and trials, and problems. Synthesis.
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
That makes great sense. I've never thought this way before.
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DorianPavus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Your ideas are more than brilliant. I'm so amazed!
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Thank you! I'm glad you like the pieces :)
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Debbysh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
#ArtSupporters has featured you!
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TreeWyrm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Wow this is a really cool idea. I just wish I had time to read fanfics! :( I don't even have time to write mine for a while - writing up my PhD thesis instead :S Anyways... Loving your picture here, and the idea for the others. Spotted the Colonist one too and like it, although I'd like to see Shep living with the ghosts of the living... the ones who were taken, who she sees in Batarian slaver chains etc. perhaps. That'd be frightening...

Anyway love and request to upload to Mass Effect Female Shepard's albums on Facebook (it's a page I admin). Maybe when you get your other pics up for other fan fics, I can put them all up in a special album, with links to your fanfic for each or something. That'd be pretty cool (or at least to note how you've linked them together or something).
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thank you! I understand how hard it is to have time. I'm having trouble starting the next fic precisely because of it. These two fics I've done are more about what Shepard's feeling (how she's dealing with everything) than anything else. I've had fun writing them. Remember, though, that Shepard doesn't know anyone else survive until much later. She might think that all those people taken are already dead (though only a woman survive who you meet much later in the second game --or was it the first game?).

Anyhow, yeah, I wouldn't mind having them on fb so long as there was a link back to here :). My only concern is that, according to facebook's contract (the one you click on accept when you make a page) they say that once you upload any pictures, they become the property of facebook. So I just wouldn't want these drawings to become fb property. Am I wrong? Or did they change their rules?
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