Author has written 33 stories for Harry Potter, Lois and Clark, StarTrek: The Original Series, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Doctor Who.
Just realized today that it's been an extremely long time since I updated this profile.
Anyway, hi, I'm Darcy. I'm currently active the Doctor Who fandom, but I've either written and/or read fanfiction from quite a few more. There are other things I'm an avid fan of, but I don't read or write fanfiction for them--a couple of them aren't allowed actually. For instance, Orson Scott Card is my second favorite author, and he doesn't allow fanfiction of his works. Also, Anne McCaffrey is my second favorite, and she used to only allow fanfiction as long as it was not posted to the internet.
I wrote one Star Trek fanfiction, but I took it off of here for some reason. It's now back up and posted somewhere in that jumble of stories below. It's called Eternity . . . It's a Long Story. I have never read any fanfiction for Star Trek, since the novels are fanfic-like enough for me, and even then I haven't read one in years.
I have a few Buffy the Vampire Slayer and/or Angel fanfics up here. Although I NEVER write slash, I did read quite a bit of BtVS slash back in the day--but it always squicked me, even if it was well-written.
As you can probably see below, I'm a Harry Potter fan, but have since lost interest in writing any fanfiction in that fandom. So, for those of you waiting for the next chapter of Slytherin Promise, sorry, but it's not coming. I can barely remember what it was about, and even with my notes, can't really remember where I was going with it. I'm a staunch Harry/Ginny and Hermione/Ron 'shipper, but I've been known to read Harry/Hermione fics, as long as they were well-written and I was in the right mood. All the characters in Harry Potter seem either too young or too straight for me to be at all interested in slashfic in this genre--though I have read some good ones.
I am a huge fan of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and have been since it first aired when I was ten years old. I re-discovered it at Christmas of 2005 when my dad got me the season one DVD set. I now have all four seasons, and am loving the FoLC-dom! I especially like the Lois and Clark Fanfic Archive () and the Lois and Clark Fanfic Message Boards ( ). If you like, you can go to the archive, and hear my fics--I read them myself for the archive's audiofic project. :) I also like Zoomway's boards and , a new place inspired by the Motivational Posters at the fanfic message boards. The only 'ship I REALLY support is L/C (although I have read some great other 'ship fics which explored literary possibilities quite well), so there really isn't a potential for slashfic here to me. And even if there was, I wouldn't write it. Though I HAVE read one or two "Clark and Superman get split into two people, and they get it on" fics--those were well-written, but weird.
Even though the series finale aired for the first time about four months before I was born, I still LOVE MASH. I was recently able to watch the whole series from the Pilot to "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," and I was surprised at how many episodes I'd seen four or five times, while there were also quite a few that I had never seen at all! My favorite pairing is Hawkeye/Margaret. I haven't written any M*A*S*H fanfic and have no plans to do so, but it's been a while since I read any as well. I've only found two sites with worthwhile M*A*S*H fanfic.:and . As a fellow LnC/M*A*S*H fan once said to me, the characters of M*A*S*H all seem profoundly straight--slashfic would just ruin the fandom.
A while ago, I read all of the MalInara (favorite canon pairing) and Rayne (favorite unconventional pairing) fanfic I could find here at FFN, and as you can see below, I've written two MalInara vignettes. They're just interludes for the episodes "Shindig" and "Our Mrs. Reynolds," really, and I have no idea on how to continue the second one, were I to do so with a shuttle scene. So don't ask.
I still have yet to write the next chapter of "The Pitfalls and Pleasantries of Kryptonian Multiplication," but I've come to accept the fact that the story is on indefinite hiatus. I do plan on finishing it, but have trouble focusing on it, what with getting into Doctor Who, for which I just wrote a fic. That fic turned out to be only the first in a series, which I also plan on continuing, but I want to finish writing an original story I've been working on since the beginning of November 2011 first.
Top fanfiction pet peeves:
generic characters with the names of my favorite fictional people (i.e. Mary Sues/Gary Stus with the names of canon characters)
bad grammar, or grammar in dialogue that's worse than the actual characters' bad grammar tendencies (a lot of Firefly fanfic has this, and it's extremely irksome)
not even bothering to check the spelling of the characters' (or established settings) names
mary sues/gary stus
author's notes smack dab in the middle of the story or chapter--if you're going to comment about something do it before or after the actual story or chapter! Putting the notes in the middle like that just jars readers out of the story!
ignorance of canon--if it's not deliberate, that's fine with me, but if it is deliberate and the author has no intention of getting up-to-date on the book/movie/show/etc, then that particular author has no business writing fanfiction for that fandom!
authors who insist they don't need beta readers--I used to just post my stories as soon as I'd written and polished them as much as I could, but I know the value of a beta reader--they're not just grammar, spelling and punctuation editors; they help you make sense of the story, if you ask them to! PPKM would totally suck if I didn't have my two beta readers for it! I'll admit, my two Firefly fics are unbeta'd, but that doesn't mean I don't know that they couldn't have been better with a beta! And my WhoFic was also un-beta'd, but that's only because I don't know any other Doctor Who fanfic writers well enough to trust them, who might be willing to beta for me.
deliberately ignoring canon without either
holding new chapters for ransom (i.e. "I'll only update if I get five/ten/twenty reviews on this chapter!") whether they're already written or not. Begging, pleading, and/or encouraging reviews is fine by me though--the muses need feeding, after all. It just shouldn't be forced. If the feedback is forced, the muses are forced, and that just makes for a lame, contrived story.
And that list goes for ALL fanfiction!
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