Author has written 4 stories for Stargate: SG-1, and Smallville.
In theory this space is for me to tell you about myself. I'm using it partly to reduce my insanity a smidgen by getting some of my thoughts just out there.
First, and most importantly, I love fanfiction. The authors write for enjoyment rather than money and it makes a world of a difference. It is well worth the time it takes sifting through everything out there to find those rare amateur authors who give us stories that are more creative, of greater depth, and truer to the characters than most of what the so-called professionals grace us with.
General Rant(s) (Warning: May include strong opinion):
1) Three very commonly misspelled words. It's spelled c-o-u-r-t M-A-R-T-I-A-L, not m-a-r-s-h-a-l. A 'marshal' is a law enforcement officer. It should be r-e-v-e-l-l-e-d not r-e-v-i-l-e-d. I'm mentioning this one because the context and the exact way it's misspelled is a continual source of amusement ("He reviled in her taste"). One more, it's "p-i-q-u-e-d your curiosity", not p-e-a-k-e-d or p-e-e-k-e-d.
2) A line I am getting really sick of seeing, and it shows up with little to no variation: "I love you, I always have/will." Don't get me wrong, I love skinning cats, but there's more than one way to do it. Another oft repeated phrase: "It's about time!" (Across all three fandoms I read!!) All I can say is it's about damn time to come up with a new line!
3) How To Thoroughly and Completely Kill an OTP Romance in Two Easy Steps:
a) John and Jane are 'meant for each other'. However, for some 'tragic' reason Jane marries Other.
b) After the marriage "Fate" (coughauthorcough) then kills Other.
Voila! Dead romance! Why? Via her actions John becomes Jane's second choice (even if consciously or subconciously that isn't true), and because Other is dead...she no longer has any way to actually prove otherwise. For the record, this goes for John too; it's just that 98 percent of stories (that I've read) with this one-of-them-gets-married slant have Jane doing the marrying. True romance is as much about choice as it is about the stars aligning.
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