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We Interrupt This World Cup Broadcast For Tagging

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 3, 2014, 10:13 AM

Before we get to the tagging, a bit of news:

Starshine is now available in audiobook! Get it on Amazon/Audible or iTunes. I also happen to be running a Rafflecopter Giveaway (through July 11th) of 10 codes for free copies of the audiobook. Blog post with all the details.

And I have a store on Zazzle with Aurora Rising merchandise, but nobody cares about that except my husband and me. And possibly my mother, but I haven’t told her about it.

NOW, about that TAGGING—thanks JulesHawke and ReelLifeJaneway2 and RiHouston :o (Eek) 


1) Don't think just share the love!!
2) Each person has to share 10 facts about themselves
3) Choose 10 people and put their icons in your journal.
4) Go to their page and inform them that they have been tagged by you.
5) Not something like "You are tagged if you read that".
6) You have to legitimately tag 10 people.(+ESPECIALLY yours waifus /hasbandos/mans or your Deviant Family)
7) No tag-backs.!!!!!
8)You can't say that you don't do tags.
9)You MUST make a journal entry! No comments.


1) I have a science fiction novel out Okay, that’s cheating, I know.

1) I am the biggest klutz you will ever meet. After living with me for a month, my husband observed thus: “You failed Scissors in kindergarten, didn’t you?” If they had given letter grades in kindergarten, I most certainly would have. I’ve lived a lifetime with bruises and scrapes and twisted ankles, and I still curse on every new one.

2) I have a very broken sense of smell. For the most part I don’t notice odors unless they are very strong, and I can’t distinguish between similar scents (perfumes, cologne, candles), but take me in a Yankee Candle Company and I will have a raging headache inside of a minute—which means my brain is smelling the cornucopia of aromas even if my nose is not.

3) But enough about things wrong with me. When I was a little girl I wanted to be Nancy Drew when I grew up, or at least someone very much like Nancy Drew. Sherlock Holmes   I devoured the books multiple times. Then one day a man who had gone to jail for stealing a bunch of materials from my father’s building supply store escaped from jail and tried to break into our house with a gun while we were home. I turned into a whimpering puddle of terror in the corner, and promptly decided I didn’t want to investigate criminals after all. I then decided I wanted to be an astrophysicist. Far safer.

4) I changed my Deviant Art name. You might have noticed that. No hiding the gamer, the nerd, or the fan girl from the public. :Portal: 

5) I’ve begun my big completionist playthrough of the Dragon Age games (heavily modded of course) in anticipation of the Dragon Age: Inquisition release in October (Graceyn Cousland is gorgeous, but oh how I wished she talked…). I’m also doing a full Insanity playthrough of ME3 (achievements FTW), with integrated MEHEM and Citadel Epilogue mods installed—no tears await at the end of this game—and a swank new hairstyle (stay tuned for visual evidence). Of course, I’m also writing Vertigo, which means in practice I’m playing one or the other game for all of about half an hour a day at most. But I’m PLAYING, dammit! OMG MOAR POEMS! 

6) I have…wait for it…25,664 screenshots from the Mass Effect Trilogy saved on my computer, totaling 54.3 GB: 3,491 from ME1 / 3,662 from ME2 / 18,496 from ME3 (yes, they are as a rule neatly organized in sub-sub-sub-folders). Now, some of you might view this as a problem—but thanks to the low cost of hard drive space these days, it’s really not. Nope. They're all out to get me... 

7) We’ve purged truckloads of books from our house—to Goodwill, used bookstores, anyone who would take thembut still have a full library (separate room in the house), floor to ceiling. And eBooks. Lots and lots of eBooks. We need help.

8) I swim laps four times a week. For the exercise, because it’s excellent zen meditation, and because I love the water. Not being within driving distance of the ocean is the one drawback of living in Colorado. Doggie Paddle 

9) I named my car “Joan” in tribute to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Tabula Rasa. My husband insists upon taking his seatbelt off slightly before we arrive anywhere, which makes Joan start beeping at him, at which point he yells “SHUT UP JOAN!” Every. Single. Time.

10) Deciding to a) write an original science fiction novel and b) bypass the traditional publishing gauntlet and self publish were the 3rd and 4th best decisions I’ve made in my life so far. #1 was marrying my husband, and #2 was moving to Colorado nine years ago.


And now I Pay It Forward. Poke!!  Tag, you're it:  theant4pestomonkeyRama-KayAllyxGEzri-Krios
andyroark NanahuatliRipleyNoxDelphiRose. I WOULD tag MzMarvelous and PistachioInfernal, but I see they've recently been punched—I mean tagged—so I won't torment them further. You know, unless they want to Wink/Razz .

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G. S. Jennsen
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United States
Writer, gamer, techie, modder, software developer, editor. While I am a huge gamer in general - particularly RPGs, action-adventure and MMOs - the Mass Effect series is my beloved.

Most of my art deviations are screenshots from Mass Effect (though other games appear from time to time), all modified to a greater or lesser extent - some are merely tweaked a little to be "better," others are heavily altered to create a mood or effect. Not quite art, still, but nonetheless my way of expressing appreciation for these wonderful games. I use in-game graphics enhancement tools like SweetFX and TexMod, as well as other tools like flycam and Fraps, then Photoshop for the post-processing.

Recently I have also begun creating original spacescapes; I'm still learning, and hopefully improving.

I have a Mass Effect fanfic, "If It Meant Living" - it is complete and covers the entire game trilogy - as well as a sequel, "Beyond," which is also complete. Links to free eBook versions are below.

"Starshine," the first novel in an original science fiction trilogy "Aurora Rising," has been published and is available on Amazon ( and other retailers (see them here: The first two chapters can be read for free here:

Find me around the web:

- Twitter: and
- Goodreads:
- Tumblr:
- Archive of Our Own:…
- Wattpad:
- Raptr:

"If It Meant Living" eBooks (free, formatted and illustrated):
ME1 (ePub): / ME1 (Mobi): / ME1 (PDF):
ME2 (ePub): / ME2 (Mobi): / ME2 (PDF):
ME3 (ePub): / ME3 (Mobi): / ME3 (PDF):
Entire Trilogy (ePub): / Trilogy (Mobi): / Trilogy (PDF):
*Beyond (ePub): / Beyond (Mobi): / Beyond (PDF):


April 2014:

Thank you so much to MzMarvelous for posting a wonderful review of Starshine here on Deviant Art:

March 2014:

Starshine: Aurora Rising Book One has been PUBLISHED:

Sci-Fi-Future featured "Heart of a Civilization" in their March Sci-Fi Feature:
Heart of a Civilization by GSJennsen

Freak-Angel56 featured "Scenic Series (Mass Effect): Illium" in his Journal "Cites of Dreams":
Scenic Series (Mass Effect): Illium by GSJennsen
January 2014:

One-Planet-at-a-Time featured "Trafero" in their 1st Quarter Journal Update:
Trafero, Large Magellanic Cloud by GSJennsen

November 2013:

SirTiefling created a gorgeous portrait of Alexis Solovy, the protagonist and heroine of Starshine and Aurora Rising: Radiance by SirTiefling…

October 2013:

Check out my interview with Sci-Fan-Horror, where I talk about writing, art and Aurora Rising:…

Now Nanahuatli has gone and drawn another beautiful image of Graceyn Shepard:… :love:

September 2013:

New website for my original science fiction trilogy, "Aurora Rising":


"IIML: Tales - We're Dancing Now"… won 2nd Place in the judging portion of in :#GamingLoveInterests: "Caught in the Rain" contest: gamingloveinterests.deviantart… :w00t:

Thanks to Nanahuatli for "Little Graceyn Shepard"!:…. She's the bomb :D

Check out my interview by Sacred-Literature, where I'm the Writer of the Month: sacred-literature.deviantart.c…

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reaver1992 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
whats your stance on adopting an abandoned story? 
GSJennsen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Writer
Well, I confess to not having given the topic a lot of thought. My sense would be that unless it had been abandoned for more than a few years, if possible getting the permission of the author would be best (and probably required if you intended to try to make any money off it).
reaver1992 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
i only ask as there is a particular story that i love, but the author seems to have abandond it a few years ago and my repeated queries into more chapters and adoption have all gone unanswered. as your IIML story is one of my favourite ME fics made, i was hoping you would consider adopting this story. it is one of those ones that takes a rather different path through the game by being an AU version. if you wouldnt mind reading it, and letting me know what you think and if you'd possibly be interested in adopting i'd be greatful.…

with how brilliantly you did IIML and IIML: Beyond, i'd LOVE to see what you'd be able to do with this story. 
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks for the fave on 'In The Moonlight' :heart:
GSJennsen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Writer
You betcha :D
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner 1 day ago
DVAS12 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014

Thank you for the watch!:happybounce: :) (Smile) 

GSJennsen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Writer
And back at ya grin wink . Thanks!
Archange1Michael Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave and the watch! :)
GSJennsen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Writer
You're most welcome :D
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