Miss Swoon
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To partake of Rich Hamper's indispensable advice on how to give (and receive) a fair, honest and constructive critique of someone's work, go here:

Ms Nitpicker's Guide to Writing Marginally Readable Fanfiction: - Ms Nitpicker gripes about everything from bad headlines to the mistreatment of innocent commas. Miss Swoon has a sneaky suspicion that she and Ms Nitpicker were separated at birth. (Thanks to cathrl for the link.)

Holy Mother Grammatica's Guide To Good Writing: - H.M.G. Knows Good Writing, And Is Not Afraid To Ask. (Thanks to Maryilee for this one.)

Dictionary.com: - Use it. Love it. (But don't be unwise and forget protection - activate your pop-up blocker!)

The Universal MarySue Litmus Test: - Does your story suffer from MSD (the Mary Sue Disease)? Spot the symptoms with this litmus test!

OC (Original Character) Analysis: - Just because the signs of MSD aren't there, it doesn't mean that the illness isn't lurking. Sumbit your OC to this great Livejournal community for an interactive evaluation.

Miss Swoon will NEVER:

- submit mindless reviews or flames merely to boost or shatter an author's or fellow reviewer's ego. This means that she will never:

- forget to explain WHY she likes or dislikes (some element or aspect of) a story

- resort to cynicism, sarcasm or sugarsweet gushing that makes your teeth rot

- use strong or offensive expletives

- exaggerate the use of exclamation points or question marks

- write 1 (one) instead of ! (exclamation point) at the end of sentences

- forget to spell-check her reviews

- use slang or Netspeak

- write less than two words in her reviews

- tell an author or fellow reviewer that they are stupid and/or ridiculous, that they should give up writing and/or that they have bad breath

- tell an author or fellow reviewer that they are more intelligent than Einstein, that they write better than Shakespeare or Jane Austen and/or that their singing voice will have Simon Cowell from Pop Idol/X-factor in raptures

Miss Swoon WILL, however:

- always give her honest opinion. This means that she will:

- offer positive and negative criticism of the constructive kind

- tell an author or fellow reviewer that something in their story or review (i.e. NOT the author or reviewer themselves!) is stupid and/or ridiculous, if she feels that such a comment is necessary for the improvement of the story

- offer home-made double-chocolate-chip cyber-cookies to everyone whenever she thinks that the occasion calls for it

How do I respond to Miss Swoon's (or anyone else's, for that matter) reviews?

A good example would be: (from an author in an anonymous fandom)

"thanks for reading and reviewing my story. I don't agree with all of what you said, but thanks for the tips and i will keep them in mind"

- Reply like this and Miss Swoon will happily continue to do everything in her power to help you improve as a writer. She will bring you cookies fresh from the oven (unless your ego is getting too big, in which case she will bring you carrot juice), she may even offer to become your beta reader.

A bad example would be: (from another author in an anonymous fandom)

"Nice you're trying to help, but you don't even have any stories posted. I write my stories my way and that's the way it is. Notice that only you and one other person don't like this story out of so many reviews. Give me a break, okay. It's freedom of speech on this site and I write how I like. If you don't like it don't review. Simple rule. Maybe you ought to follow it.


PS You're blocked, so don't even try to respond."

- This sort of childish reply will only result in Miss Swoon coming after you with a flyswat. If the abuse continues, Miss Swoon has an army of trained cybernet assassins that will come after your story and kill it off.

I detest Miss Swoon and her reviews. Is there anything I can do to get rid of her for good?

Yes, there is. Should you perchance succeed in slipping some essence of MarySue into her morning tea, she will die within minutes. Miss Swoon has a severe and inexplicable allergy to MarySues. Unfortunately for you, Miss Swoon passes all of her meals through a MarySueage detection device before consuming them.

I'm one of those who actually like Miss Swoon and appreciate her criticism, is there any way I can get in touch with her?

Sure, just email her at: miss_swoon@hotmail.co.uk

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Ever After by helenamarkos reviews
Every happy ending is just a new beginning...Sesshomaru X Rin PERMANENTLY ON HIATUS
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 23,380 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 3/29/2008 - Published: 10/30/2006 - Sesshōmaru, Rin
The Highly Clichéd Adventures of the Cooper Twins by A.T. Seawright reviews
The astonishingly perfect Cooper twins, Mystery and Krystylle, are swept into Tortuga in a mysterious incident that leaves them in a time and place not their own. Romance, adventure, and much Mary Sue bashing ensue!
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,836 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/21/2006 - Published: 8/9/2006
Laura Bell and the Commodore's Intended by lydia the eleventh reviews
Laura Bell, the childhood friend of Commodore Norrington, must face down hords of MarySues and GaryStus, a crazy authoress, gaping plotholes and outrageous occurances to finally win Norrington's heart. Need I say NorringtonOC?
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 26,884 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 10/6/2006 - Published: 7/18/2006
Entangled by alterfano reviews
After Naraku, Sesshoumaru rebuilds his father’s dominion. Rin is key to his strategy, but even Sesshoumaru’s maneuvering cannot guess her ultimate role in the entanglements of his plans and his heart. 3rd Place Best Drama IYFG 2Q06. WARNING: Dark Fic.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,535 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/30/2006 - Sesshōmaru, Rin - Complete
Lavender Flower by sinful innocence reviews
COMPLETE. Sesshomaru x Older Rin. Sesshomaru saves Rin from the whirlpool she was pulled into, and she comes back...changed. IC In Character
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,427 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 5/7/2006 - Published: 3/25/2006 - Sesshōmaru, Rin - Complete
Time Will Tell by Bombur Jo reviews
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to open a door to Tolkien's Middle-earth and become part of the adventures surrounding the Ring? In Time Will Tell, a girl of our time gets to do just that. Reviewed favorably by the PPC. NOW COMPLETED.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 239,324 - Reviews: 819 - Favs: 460 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 8/20/2005 - Published: 11/11/2001 - Frodo B. - Complete
Enchantment of the Heart by Velf reviews
A few more days in Chihiro's new life. Will her fledgling relationship with Haku blossom? Or fall fowl of the differences between immortal and mortal? An Epilogue to Courage of the Spirit.
Spirited Away - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 75,118 - Reviews: 1136 - Favs: 1,532 - Follows: 306 - Updated: 8/20/2005 - Published: 4/7/2005 - Chihiro O., Kohaku N. - Complete
War's Shadow by InuOtaku reviews
[COMPLETE] Sesshoumaru finds himself caught in a deadly feud with the Northern Lands and must protect the west and those important to him as they become targeted as well. Rated mostly for language.
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 282,433 - Reviews: 385 - Favs: 231 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/5/2005 - Published: 3/1/2004 - Sesshōmaru, Rin - Complete
The Pearl by asiancherries reviews
How much does forever cost? Sesshomaru must weigh the price that Rin must pay for his selfish needs. Rin must find her place in an everexpanding demon empire, without losing her humanity. Both must come to terms with death, life, and jewelry. post series
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 125,462 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 304 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 7/6/2005 - Published: 4/3/2005 - Sesshōmaru, Rin - Complete
Courage of the Spirit by Velf reviews
Chihiro is 20 and at university. Her brush with the spirit world still influences her life to today. She is trying hard to fit in with the “real world”, but she is finding this difficult and the cracks are starting to show.Note-Some unbetaed chapters.
Spirited Away - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 126,293 - Reviews: 2347 - Favs: 2,943 - Follows: 522 - Updated: 3/15/2005 - Published: 7/1/2004 - Chihiro O., Kohaku N. - Complete
The Price of Freedom by Erin Lasgalen reviews
AUAdventure. In the aftermath of the War of the Ring, Eowyn comes to the painful realization that the wounds of the heart she still bears cannot be healed by going back to the cage, however guilded, however loving the master. Four years and hundreds of le
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 147,915 - Reviews: 265 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 8/28/2004 - Published: 10/13/2003 - Eowyn, Legolas
Reflected Past by InuOtaku reviews
[COMPLETE] Sesshoumaru forms a friendship with Midoriko, the young woman who creates the Shikon no Tama, & becomes involved in a battle against a veiled foe...centuries later, a threat resurfaces to target himself & Rin, & he must find a way to destroy it
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 175,842 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 205 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/18/2004 - Published: 8/12/2003 - Sesshōmaru, Rin - Complete
Mark The Earth With Ruin by Gamine reviews
Sequel to 'Wait For No Man. 'So free we seem, so fettered fast we are' - Robert Browning. COMPLETE!
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 15 - Words: 32,703 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/7/2004 - Published: 9/9/2003 - Complete
Confessions Of A Broken Heart by dolphingirl0113 reviews
{Volume I in the "Confessions Trilogy} Kagome is raped, and Inuyasha is unexpetedly thrust into the role of being her emotional pillar of strength. But along the way he realizes that her path to healing could heal his own broken heart as well.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 84,597 - Reviews: 1026 - Favs: 539 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 12/11/2003 - Published: 11/9/2003 - Inuyasha, Kagome H.
Fukai Mori by RabidAnimeGurl reviews
Revenge, a kidnapping. A year has passed, Rin has changed. Seshoumaru must decide: Kill Rin or be killed. Find out why...Please R&R. This fic is COMPLETED!
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 25,286 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/3/2003 - Published: 10/7/2003 - Sesshōmaru, Rin - Complete
Wait For No Man by Gamine reviews
Now complete! Losing a wife is hard enough, but losing a child... some losses are too much for the human soul to bear.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 31,461 - Reviews: 346 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/30/2003 - Published: 7/25/2003 - Complete
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