Author has written 1 story for Kim Possible.
Occupation: U.S. Navy
Hobbies: RPG & Tactical Strategy Games, Reading, Writing.
Favorite Fandoms: Kim Possible, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Teen Titans, Tranformers, Slayers, Neon Genesis Evangelion,
Ruminations on a nature of a Fanfic
I think the biggest reason that I am so enraptured with the fanfic community, is that it lets you explore that which may have been allowed to go unexplored.
I first arrived on the scene while reading Teen-Titans stories. I have to admit that I was disappointed. The popularity of Teen Titans at the time meant that there were an awful lot of stories posted. I chose the term awful lot for a reason. Most of them were just that. I had to wade through many crappy stories that were ridiculously out of character, or just plain bad. I find that the percentage of bad to good was not in favor of me sticking around. And so I didn’t.
I have returned, and have found myself addicted. Maybe it’s the new fandom(s) I have embraced, maybe the quality control is getting better. I don’t know, but I am liking it here now.
But, I have been reading enough to have developed some opinions, and for what that’s worth, I will share those with you.
Stay in character
We love these characters. We have to, or we wouldn’t be prowling the net for more interaction with them. So if I am reading a Kim/Ron story, and the only similarities I see are in the name, then I don’t like the story. Characters should behave naturally, in both action and dialogue. I know people grow and change. I know that they cannot nor should they be, the same at the end of a story as they were at the beginning. But make sure that the reader is along for the ride.
In the same note, do your research. If all evidence shows that a character has brown eyes, and you write them with blue, that can be an incredibly jarring thing to deal with. Nothing quite like slamming the brakes on a story right?
Where else but in the fandoms can you decide who ends up with who. I have to admit that when it comes to shipping, I am not as rabid as some. Perhaps I have passed the threshold beyond keening fanboy. Or, I am just mellow in my old age.
As far as the Kim Possible universe goes, I am hardcore Kim/Ron. Accept no substitutes. Other pairings I like are: Tara/Josh, Felix/Monique (It’s nice to see second and third string characters get some recognition) and Wade/Yori (ask Commander Argus) Ron/Yori is acceptable, but only if it is not at the expense of the Kim/Ron dynamic (turning Kim or Yori into snarky vindictive b_hes, is against their character. KiGo I am not a fan of. I commend anyone who can write this well, but it is not a pairing I support at all. I think Shego/Drakken, or Shego/Senor Senior Junior make a better pair.
There is a lot of material to sort through, and not everybody has an encyclopedic knowledge of the source material. Try to stick as closely to the source material as possible. Some of the stuff the fans have come up with has been accepted by the creators. As far as I am concerned, the following things are Canon in my own mind (Things may be added as I see fit).
Mrs. Dr. Possible’s first name is Anne.
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