Mischief & Musings

AlishaTorn. Writer/illustrator. Glee. Mass Effect. Teen Wolf. X-Men: First Class.
gratuacuun:

This is the second piece from my Three-piece-Series of Fanart for AlishaTorn’s story [In These Walls].
Like the first piece, lighting and position of the characters were very important to me. I actually spent a lot of time studying old oil-paintings, see how they put the light and what story was told in them. Here, I wanted to show a very desperate and frustrated Kaidan, who -though he’s back at home- still lingers in a darker place. Shepard on the other side is Kaidan’s anchor, protecting him and shielding his back side. The term “I’ve got your back.” came back to my mind all the time.
First Piece here

Absolutely stunning work from Lucy, for my fic “In These Walls”. Her use of light and shadow really brought out the emotion in this piece, and I’m so SO happy with it. Thank you, darling! <3
"In These Walls" - Mass Effect - John Shepard/Kaidan AlenkoSecond part now posted!

gratuacuun:

This is the second piece from my Three-piece-Series of Fanart for AlishaTorn’s story [In These Walls].


Like the first piece, lighting and position of the characters were very important to me. I actually spent a lot of time studying old oil-paintings, see how they put the light and what story was told in them.
Here, I wanted to show a very desperate and frustrated Kaidan, who -though he’s back at home- still lingers in a darker place.
Shepard on the other side is Kaidan’s anchor, protecting him and shielding his back side. The term “I’ve got your back.” came back to my mind all the time.

First Piece here

Absolutely stunning work from Lucy, for my fic “In These Walls”. Her use of light and shadow really brought out the emotion in this piece, and I’m so SO happy with it. Thank you, darling! <3

"In These Walls" - Mass Effect - John Shepard/Kaidan Alenko
Second part now posted!

#mshenko #kaidan alenko #mass effect #john shepard

Mass Effect: K. Shepard/Kaidan Alenko (MShenko)

Finished up the last of a series of four commissions for K.Shepard today! It’s sort of a bittersweet end at this point, as I’d spent so much time studying his custom Shepard’s face that I’m really going to miss drawing him. :)

The commission was to depict each milestone in their lives after the game: from Shepard and Kaidan reuniting in the hospital, to getting married, and (in the top image) talking in their apartment as they finally decide to have a child.

Thank you for letting me be part of your story, Kenneth. :3 It was a pleasure working with you!

#mshenko #shenko #kaidan alenko #mass effect art #art
gratuacuun:

This was done for AlishaTorn and her awesome story [In These Walls]. It’s about Shepard visiting Kaidan in the hospital while Kaidan was suffering PDSD. After many years, they finally were united but not everything is simple when you went through Hell. I did my best to create this picture due to AlishaTorn’s writing. Putting emotion into this picture provided a challenge for me, but I mastered it as good as I could. I have planned a three-piece for this whole story and will upload the following pieces as AlishaTorn continues with her story. (Don’t want to spoiler anything so wonderful. XD)

Fic: In These Walls (1/3)Summary: An AU where the Reaper threat does not exist, and John Shepard never joined the Alliance. His partner, Staff Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko, is found on a Batarian slaver ship after years of being missing and presumed dead. With the scars of his imprisonment still fresh, Kaidan struggles to cope with his newfound freedom and John makes certain that he does not face it alone.Notes: With illustrations by the wonderful heavenonfire. &lt;3 You are marvelous, sweetie.Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/571152

gratuacuun:

This was done for AlishaTorn and her awesome story [In These Walls].

It’s about Shepard visiting Kaidan in the hospital while Kaidan was suffering PDSD. After many years, they finally were united but not everything is simple when you went through Hell.

I did my best to create this picture due to AlishaTorn’s writing. Putting emotion into this picture provided a challenge for me, but I mastered it as good as I could. I have planned a three-piece for this whole story and will upload the following pieces as AlishaTorn continues with her story. (Don’t want to spoiler anything so wonderful. XD)

Fic: In These Walls (1/3)
Summary: An AU where the Reaper threat does not exist, and John Shepard never joined the Alliance. His partner, Staff Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko, is found on a Batarian slaver ship after years of being missing and presumed dead. With the scars of his imprisonment still fresh, Kaidan struggles to cope with his newfound freedom and John makes certain that he does not face it alone.
Notes: With illustrations by the wonderful heavenonfire. <3 You are marvelous, sweetie.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/571152

#mass effect #mshenko #fic

ART MASTERPOST: THE LOST PRINCE

Based on and created for “The Lost Prince” by wook77
Fic Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/552443
Created for the 2012 Mass Effect Big Bang

Notes: If you’re a fan of swashbuckling adventures, intriguing mysteries, and downright impressive disguises, you’ll definitely enjoy reading “The Lost Prince”!

Art Notes: I used PS CS5 and my Wacom Cintiq for all of my work.Animation was done within PS as well, and because exporting it as a GIF dulled down the detail quite a bit, I included “film strips” of the key frames in JPG format so folks who were interested could take a look, too. As per usual, all backgrounds are my photomanipulations of in-game screencaps, textures, and/or stock photos.

#mebigbang #art #mshenko #mass effect art

ART MASTERPOST: SHADOW IN THE STARS

Based on and created for “Shadow in the Stars” by joasakura
Fic Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/534699/chapters/949112
Art Link: (Tumblr) | (Livejournal)
Created for the 2012 Mass Effect Big Bang

Notes: Jo’s fic was truly an enjoyable thing to read, and I can only hope that my viewers will enjoy my art as much as I enjoyed reading her fic. <3 (Fans of heart-stopping action and romance alike will NOT want to miss this!)

Art Notes: As always, I used PS CS5 and my Wacom Cintiq for all of my work.
Animation was done within PS as well, and because exporting it as a GIF dulled down the detail quite a bit, I included “film strips” of the key frames in JPG format so folks who were interested could take a look, too. As per usual, all backgrounds are my photomanipulations of in-game screencaps, textures, and/or stock photos.

#alishatorn #joasakura #kaidan alenko #mass effect #mebigbang #mshenko #shepard #art #mass effect art
Previews for three out of four of my art claims for the MEBB! I&#8217;ve got two MShenko claims and two fem!Shep femslash claims. I&#8217;m still coloring the last fem!Shep piece, but I should be able to post it within the week. Whew!

Previews for three out of four of my art claims for the MEBB! I’ve got two MShenko claims and two fem!Shep femslash claims. I’m still coloring the last fem!Shep piece, but I should be able to post it within the week. Whew!

#mebigbang #art #mshenko #liara #femshep #kaidan alenko #joasakura #wook77 #mass effect art
Wrapping up two commissions this week, both of which are from Mass Effect. Kenneth&#8217;s custom Shep is a lot of fun to draw because he&#8217;s such a looker, but I have to admit&#8230; Miranda&#8217;s dress totally stole the show in this one. XD

Wrapping up two commissions this week, both of which are from Mass Effect. Kenneth’s custom Shep is a lot of fun to draw because he’s such a looker, but I have to admit… Miranda’s dress totally stole the show in this one. XD

#art #commissions #mass effect #mshenko #kaidan alenko #shepard #mass effect art

For the Mass Effect Romance Initiative: MShenko, based on the Embrace by Egon Schiele.

The Romance Initiative’s parameters were that artists should replicate classic works of art featuring ME characters. I picked the Embrace because I always thought that there was a certain aura of desperation in the original piece, and it was something I hoped to capture in my own rendition.

Since the objective of the RI project was to create enough noise that Bioware would consider making character-specific romance DLCs, I wanted to convey what I thought was canonical MShenko— it’s bittersweet and more than a little sad, but no less beautiful in its innate tragedy.

Without mods, Shepard’s story is that he just pretty much pines for this guy for the length of two games, and JUST when they finally get together… well. Suffice to say that happy endings are hard to come by for these two, but it doesn’t deter from the beauty of their relationship.

Desperation, love, and maybe just a little hope.

The star that burns twice as bright, burns half as long.

#mshenko #art #mass effect #shenko #kaidan alenko #mass effect art
More Kaidan/K.Shepard! Another commission from the same lovely individual as before; I think I&#8217;m finally getting the hang of drawing his custom Kenneth Shepard, hehe. &lt;3

More Kaidan/K.Shepard! Another commission from the same lovely individual as before; I think I’m finally getting the hang of drawing his custom Kenneth Shepard, hehe. <3

#art #mshenko #me3 #kaidan alenko #mass effect art

MShenko Comic: “TREAD NOT” (4 pages, COMPLETE)

WARNINGS: PLEASE READ!!

This comic is my fill for a non-con ME kink!meme prompt. It is: NC-17, VERY NSFW, and DUB-CON


SPOILERS BELOW:
ORIGINAL PROMPT: Renegade!Kaidan/Paragon!ManShep - Non-Con: Yep, you read that right. I want some evil!Kaidan. So maybe everything plays out the same until their date on the citadel where Kaidan confesses his feelings for Shepard, only this Shepard isn’t into dudes and thinks of Kaidan as a brother. Regular Kaidan would simply move on here, but not evil!Kaidan. Shortly afterwards, evil!Kaidan decides the best way to get Shepard to return his feelings is by force. So he subdues Shepard (I’m thinking soldier class so he doesn’t have biotics) by drugging him or using stasis on him (preferably stasis), and rapes him. Bonus points if Shepard, despite not thinking he’s gay, gets really into it, causing him all sorts of confusion.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is not normally the type of prompt I fill, but once I started think about this prompt, I couldn’t stop. It’s one of those things that sticks to the back of your head, and it bothers you and bothers you until you have no choice but to put your pencil to paper and just get a fill out. I toyed with the notion of filling it as outright non-con, but in the end my love for MShenko won out and I ended up adding an ambiguous ray of hope at the end of it.

I appreciate that this kink is not everyone’s cup of tea, so again, if you are in any way triggered by non-con or dub-con, it’s best to give this one a skip.

Add: Hooray, finally finished! OP, I hope this was what you were looking for. :D

#mshenko #nsfw #me #mass effect #kaidan alenko #shenko #art #mass effect art

Final update on Four Years Later now up over at AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/372418/chapters/801588

A/N: FYL is the longest thing I have ever written, in fandom and outside of it, and I would never have finished writing 45,000+ words without the support of the lovely, lovely MShenko fandom.

I started writing it because I wasn’t happy with how Bioware ended the trilogy, and by the time the EC rolled around (which I actually was happy with), I’d already reached the final chapters of the fic. I decided to finish it anyway, partly because I wanted to see the story through, and mostly because I had some very kind readers who’d stuck through missed updates, my penchant for action movie cliches, and my horrible, horrible cliffhangers. You guys are awesome, seriously.

I was ambivalent towards Bioware for a little while after ME3 came out, but as I began to write this story, it proved to be my catharsis: If Bioware had not put out that sub-par ending, I would not have written this fic, and thus I feel that I should thank them also. So thank you, Bioware, for writing those terrible endings, so that ME fans from all over would be inspired to write and draw and dream and think of better endings for their Shepards. (Also, THANK you for taking the time to make the extended cut DLC. Had they released those months ago, FYL would never have been written, which is a testament to how much I liked them, I think.)

That said, thank you again to everyone who has stuck around to the end. Thanks for your patience and kind words, and for not kicking my ass for all the cliffhangers I put you through. XD

#mshenko #art #shenko #mass effect #kaidan alenko #shepard #me3 #mass effect art
"Four Years Later" chapter update: http://archiveofourown.org/works/372418/chapters/794904
Ending on an unforgivable cliffhanger because I didn&#8217;t have time to finish the illustrations for the next chapters! D: It was either put up this little bit or nothing at all; terribly sorry for the inconvenience, guys. ;_; Update again next Sunday, hopefully.

"Four Years Later" chapter update: http://archiveofourown.org/works/372418/chapters/794904

Ending on an unforgivable cliffhanger because I didn’t have time to finish the illustrations for the next chapters! D: It was either put up this little bit or nothing at all; terribly sorry for the inconvenience, guys. ;_; Update again next Sunday, hopefully.

#mshenko #art #me3 #mass effect #me #mass effect art
Custom!MShep+Kaidan. Watermarked because it&#8217;s a commission, sorry!

Custom!MShep+Kaidan. Watermarked because it’s a commission, sorry!

#mshenko #me #art #mass effect #kaidan #shepard #mshenko #kaidan alenko #john shepard #kaidan #mass effect #art #mass effect art
"Four Years Later" finally updated! (Parts 54 through 57 linked below!)
http://masseffectkink.livejournal.com/3710.html?thread=16431998#t16431998
http://masseffectkink.livejournal.com/3710.html?thread=16432254#t16432254
http://masseffectkink.livejournal.com/3710.html?thread=16432510#t16432510
http://masseffectkink.livejournal.com/3710.html?thread=16433022#t16433022
A/N: Work&#8217;s been kicking my butt for the past few weeks, but it looks like things might finally be evening out. Also, the Extended Cut DLC coming out absolutely lit a fire under my butt, so I&#8217;m hoping I can finish all my WIPs for this fandom asap. If anyone is still following this fill, thank you so much for sticking with it! &lt;3

"Four Years Later" finally updated! (Parts 54 through 57 linked below!)

http://masseffectkink.livejournal.com/3710.html?thread=16431998#t16431998

http://masseffectkink.livejournal.com/3710.html?thread=16432254#t16432254

http://masseffectkink.livejournal.com/3710.html?thread=16432510#t16432510

http://masseffectkink.livejournal.com/3710.html?thread=16433022#t16433022

A/N: Work’s been kicking my butt for the past few weeks, but it looks like things might finally be evening out. Also, the Extended Cut DLC coming out absolutely lit a fire under my butt, so I’m hoping I can finish all my WIPs for this fandom asap. If anyone is still following this fill, thank you so much for sticking with it! <3

#mass effect #mshenko #shenko #art #mass effect art