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Hi, dear reader (whoever you may be) and welcome to Tigger101's profile page!
So - I've been reading fanfiction for (counts on fingers) 3 years now as an anonymous viewer, and after getting sick of not being able to review, I finally got myself an account.
A few people have asked me why I don't post my own stories if I'm able to give so much criticism. Two reasons...
1) Too lazy. Pure and simple. Reviewing and beta-ing are so much easier!!
2) Too cowardly. I would drive myself insane trying to perfect something before I ever had the guts to put it up in the public domain. It's a wonder I even get my assignments done. ;)
I like to consider myself a loyal reviewer - if I read the first chapter and I like it it goes on alert straight away and I'll keep reviewing. My "policy" is to give constructive criticism - I write a lot too and I know how helpful it is when I show my work to friends and they give me pointers and advice rather than just fluffing.
I think it works - a lot of people reply and tell me how much they like my honesty. Until recently I used to only review when I could find more good to say than bad - I didn't want to write something fakely nice, or be totally blunt and have people think I'm flaming them (I reviewed a terrible Clana fic once and told her so - she thought I hated the ship (which I do - lol. But seriously...) and sent me back a rather nasty reply. hehe)
This ESPECIALLY rankles when authors specifically beg for reviews and "helpful" criticism, and then backlash - don't be hypocrites, people!! Reviewers are only trying to make your story better - they aren't getting anything out of it!
You want to know about me? Probably, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this. Or you could be as bored as I am now; writing this instead of doing work.
As a Gemini - I tend to be a little fickle, and get latched to one fandom for a couple of months, before seeing something else and "moving on".
Update - My newest love? Supernatural. God, those boys are H.O.T!!!!
You can probably tell I'm a bit of a romantic (don't tell anyone - I'm known as a total pessimistic cynic!) and a dedicated shipper, but I have tended to enjoy the odd fanfiction fantasy and mysteries and I love some decent (often rather sarcastic, especially on Smallville at the moment) humour.
Ships? I have preferred relationships, yes - and I love reading well writte fanfiction on them, especially when there is chemistry, but it is unlikely to (or taking a damn long time. Daniel/Betty, anyone?) happen in the book/movie/TV show. I can't STAND slash - no offense, I respect people's choices, but its not something I could read.
Harry/Hermione - the only one I was willing to tolerate, before JK shot it down!! pouts
Draco/Hermione - there's something so romantic about the "badboy" and the "smart girl"...
Layla/Warren - Sky High - Gotta love that badboy with flame tattoos... (and Layla is such an awesome character in her own right. I'm SICK of Warren-chasing-Mary Sues!)
Clark/Lois - it's destined, right? Even WITH Erica Durance... - Smallville/Superman Returns (Brandon...)
Or Clark/Chloe - Smallville
PS - I'm starting to get sick of this ship. Chloe deserves someone better. Some people in this fandom have thrown up Oliver McQueen, Bart Allen, Bruce Wayne, and today I read one with Richard White (he's Lois fiance from Superman Returns, and nephew to the editor of the Daily Planet, Perry White). My PERSONAL favorite is a crossover with Supernatural - so either Chloe/Dean Winchester, or Chloe/Sam Winchester. If you want to check out some of them, get on the Winchullivan LJ community and have a read. I love the stories by Clarksmuse, Pen37 and Lunar Knightz especially. :)
PS: CLARKSMUSE IS NOW ON FANFICTION! CHECK HER OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chad/Taylor - High School Musical (Sssh! No-one must know how much I love HSM. Go Wildcats! ;)
And out of loyalty to a close friend, I must add House/Cameron :) even though I have a certain bias towards our darling blonde Sydneysider Dr. Robert Chase - from House MD
Lastly - can I give a big mention to the aforementioned close friend, who is known here as s.a.r.d (slam a revolving door) and some of my favorite authors, who always takes the time to reply to my reviews and respect my opinions- the amazing, talented and versatile Jeune Chat (check out War and Peace; it ROCKS), the awesome Lexie2 and Morvan Morhanlal; and darling KeeperChic (Her intriguing Eragon stories have made me see the original books in a... kinder light)
PS: I'm now beta-ing for Morvan Morhanlal's wonderful, if rather angsty, story "Darker Roads" in the Smallville fandom. Be sure to check it out and tell him what you think!
Oooh - can everyone PLEASE check out "We're all haunted" by slam a revolving door? This HHr angst fic was written on my request, and I absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check out my favorites page - it's small, but filled with only the best.
UPDATE - August 07 - On a bit of a hiatus, so I'm not around nearly as much as I used too. Got some time - check out the fanfiction communities around LJ ... the quality on LJ is very high, and awesome for looking for a specific ship or type of story.