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uge Harry Potter and Glee fan that has been reading fanfiction for years, but has just now started writing. Constructive criticism is always welcome, and I love reviews. Improving is so important to me; the more you enjoy reading my fanfiction, the more I enjoy writing it! Here's a little background about what I like and don't like to read/write.
Favorite Genres to read:
Romance, angst, drama, and hurt/comfort.
Pairings that I ship:
Hermione/Ron: With the right writing and the proper understanding of the characters, Hermione and Ron are really cute together.
Harry/Hermione: Yes, I do know that I just wrote that Hermione and Ron are one of my favorite couples. However, I really love Harry/Hermione. Yes, they mostly work only in one-shots, comfort fanfiction, or fluff pieces if they're well written and realistic. Still, Harry and Hermione are adorable, and they might've made a great couple. However, J.K. Rowling didn't write it that way, and I can see why.
Hermione/Neville: These two are a once in a blue moon couple for me, but I still kind of like them. One-shots or stories mostly to do with Neville's confidence, rewriting the Yule Ball, or Department of Mysteries...basically any moment that could've sprung into romance for those two in the books if it had been taken farther, I enjoy reading/writing. Fanfiction about Neville's self confidence are also great.
Brittana: Brittana is one of my favorite in-canon Glee ship. Although their break up in season 4 is incredibly realistic for high school couples, I think that they, like Klaine, should get back together. That is a little difficult with Brittany being written out of the show for the near future and with Glee ending in one season, but I'll explain why I think so. Santana brings up her experience with the "Virginia Woolf girl" in the library as her reason, explaining that one of the two will eventually cheat on the other because they aren't constantly with each other. That being said, Brittany was completely faithful to Santana and nothing happened between Santana and the library girl. Heck, after the break up Santana didn't date anyone for the rest of the year. My rationale is that Santana was scared. She was scared that things weren't going to work out with Brittany, so she did the one thing that she has a track record of doing when she gets scared: pulling away from Brittany and hurting her. She does this by not sharing her concerns with Brittany, instead having made up her mind to break up with Brittany before Brittany has a chance to even open her mouth. The whole thing didn't happen for the right reasons. Overall, I think these two are too important to each other for them to break up. So, whether or not it happens in the show, Brittana is in my official head canon. =)
Quartie: My absolute favorite Glee ship..Possibly my favorite ship of all time. I think Artie and Quinn would be good for each other. Artie could help Quinn be more honest and open, and I get the feeling that Quinn has a secret nerdy side that she's hiding that Artie could help bring out. Quinn could help Artie expand his interests, become more self-confidant, and get Artie to expand his wardrobe. Both of them could also use an attitude adjustment sometimes.
Faberry: My other favorite choice for Quinn. I think these two would make a very good couple if they ever came around. I'm frustrated to see that Rachel and Quinn haven't really used their train passes in the show.
Finchel: I hardly ever read Finchel stories, but they're canon and they were a big part of the show as are Cory and Lea. RIP Cory!
Pairings that I haven't touched and never will touch, even with a 10-foot pole:
Any professor, teacher, or adult with any student (in both Harry Potter and Glee): No. Just..No.
Draco/Hermione: Draco and Hermione are not, and nor will they ever be cute together. Draco's feelings towards Hermione were defined as "I'm mercilessly teasing you and hurting you because I think you're disgusting." pretty quickly, and there's not much room to think of Draco as a schoolboy teasing a crush.
Male slash pairings in Harry Potter: I have nothing against gay guys, and the Dumbledore-Grindelwald relationship is very intriguing and interesting to me. However, the way that J.K. Rowling wrote a lot of the male characters makes visualizing a male slash couple difficult for me. My opinion here might change in the future if I find a really good fic, but this is it for now.
The cool thing about Glee is that they work the same way any tightly knit school club does. Everyone dates pretty incestuously in high school clubs, and the students in Glee are a very diverse group, so there are very few student ships in Glee that I'm really against.
Things I will not do to Harry Potter characters:
Demonize Harry or Ron: Yes, Ron can be insufferably pig-headed and misogynist. Yes, sometimes Ron doesn't seem to understand how to talk to Hermione. Yes, Harry/Hermione are a couple I really like. No, that does not mean I would make Ron evil in any way, shape, or form just to further a plot. Deep down, he's a good guy. Harry can sometimes be slightly insensitive and rude. That being said, the entire series is written around the physical and mental journey of this young boy named Harry who is kind, giving, and has a heart for justice. Demonizing him feels wrong.
Make Hermione sleep around: Plain and simple, Hermione is not like that. Hermione is neurotic, insecure, prim, proper, fairly prude, and a perfectionist. Sure, all teens aren't perfect. Sure, all teens have fairly natural urges. I don't mind that, and you'll notice that my favorites list is pretty smuttastic. That being said, any story where Hermione is banging half of Gryffindor Tower is just ludicrous.
Make the Deatheaters, Voldemort, or anyone who has truly evil tendencies, nice: Voldemort and the Deatheaters torture, and kill people every day without a second thought. Unless there is a loophole in the books for it, making any of these characters nice feels like too much of a stretch.
Things I will not do to Glee characters:
Demonize Finn: Yes, I do think that Finn can be a blithering idiot sometimes. However, out of respect to Finn and Cory I'm not going to stretch Finn into someone who causes grievous intentional harm to the other characters.
Make any of the main characters into a rapist, or have a character raped: There are some things that I just feel are too delicate to write about, unless you've been through it yourself. Rape is one of those things.
Make Artie bitter about his disability: I use a wheelchair because of an impairment called Spina Bifida (I'm just not able to walk.), and this theme in Glee fanfiction (and every day life) bugs the hell out of me. Yes, when a person loses something they are going to miss it. Yes, this is true for some people. However, that feeling is not perpetual. Feeling that way is part of a grieving process, and everyone feels differently about it because all disabilities are different. I'm much more interested in seeing Artie face his insecurities, and come to accept himself for who he is. Also, I'd like to see him realize that even though there will always be physical and social barriers, our world is always changing and improving.
Characteristics of some fanfics that irk me:
Before I go on, I freely admit that I do have my own problems in writing. Heck, I originally wrote this profile when I was seventeen, and went crazy editing it when I decided to look at it again at age twenty. Also, although I'm a published writer I'm fairly new to writing prose and narratives. These are just examples of what I find in some fanfiction that I feel is unrealistic or takes me out of the story.
Sudden confessions of love: Sudden confessions of love feel random and unrealistic. Unless a character is randomly confessing for a particular established reason (i.e. nerves or anxiety), confessions of feelings should be well thought out, developed, and explained.
Sudden changes in emotion: Unless there is a reason that you've explained or are planning to explain, most people do not have emotions that develop randomly or at the drop of a hat. (Dear Twilight writers, Edward shouldn't be randomly weeping about his feelings for Bella just because you think it's sweet.)
Spelling and grammar: Spell check is amazing, don't forget to use it! Betas are also all over this site to look over your story. Find a beta that is friendly to you, but harsh about your writing. If you do, you can't go wrong.
Gratuitous anything: fluff, sex, violence, angst, drama, etc. are all great elements to a story, but the presence of these elements should not overwhelm the plot in a story. For example, characters don't need to say how much they love each other in every other sentence, and unless the story calls for it at certain points you don't need to have copious amounts of blood and gore.
Problems I have:
character voice- Particularly with characters who are from other countries, like in Harry Potter. If any British people who read my fics would like to critique my Britishness or tell me more about English slang or dialect, please do! You'll make my writing more realistic.
Well, if you've made it all the way through my profile, thanks! Happy reading and writing!
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