Author has written 5 stories for All My Children, and Twilight.
I didn't think about it before but I should have probably mentioned here that, though I'm leaving all of this up, I'm out of all fandoms at this point. I really appreciate the people who actually rec my little one-shots, thank you! But since this is the first time I've logged into FFn in over a year, I'll say you shouldn't expect any activity from me.
Thank you to the people who leave their fics up and understand that fan fiction isn't a cash cow enterprise and that "publishing" your fan fiction, in any form, is utterly and completely wrong. Period. I could go on about how awful this is at length. But I am not nice about it at all, and the kind of people who do this obviously don't listen to reason.
While having a pretty severe first-year law student mental breakdown I read the Twilight series, and it was just as, uhm . . . interesting as I had been warned (but, hey, it did let me shut off my brain, which was all I was asking for really). Yet, somehow, I have become hopelessly addicted to Twilight fanfic. I don’t know, I can’t explain it to you. Like eating my potato chips with a fork I think it’s just another of my weird idiosyncrasies. At any rate, I have read some truly great, or at least entertaining, stories here and found some amazing authors.
Common Word Misuse
"Anyone who uses the terms, 'irregardless,' 'a-whole-nother' or 'all of the sudden' will be sent to a work camp." Stewie Griffin
--Yes, these are all mistakes I have actually read (repeatedly and by several different authors).
Use commas before or surrounding the name or title of a person directly addressed. E.g., Thank you for pointing out my absolutely atrocious grammar, Alicia. Thank you, Alicia, for teaching us proper grammar.
Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession. E.g., Your poor grammar is on Alicia's last nerve.
To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe. E.g., The girls' irritation with your poor grammar is palpable.
An apostrophe followed by an "s" makes a noun possessive not plural.
"Internet" is capitalized.
The word “have” and not “of” should follow the modal verbs “must,” “should,” “could” and “would.” E.g., “I really should have continued working instead of going back to school.”
Numerals one through nine should be spelled out. Ten and above may either be in numerical form or spelled out. If a numeral is at the beginning of a sentence it is to be spelled out regardless of length.
Look, unlike some others I am not completely opposed to rape storylines. Hell, even though I don’t understand it, and I know others will disagree with me; I won’t even begrudge people rape fantasies (let me be clear, nothing resembling a real rape). However, if you are going to write a rape into your story you are obligated not to treat it capriciously. It is not a plot device to just have happen to cause some angst and then move on to happier times. Rape is an exceptionally psychologically damaging act. Afterward, the victim has a long road to regaining normalcy, if that is even entirely possible. If you aren’t willing to dedicate the time it takes to have your victim respond realistically to the trauma, DO NOT INCLUDE THE RAPE IN YOUR STORY. Your victim isn’t going to just get over it. They are not likely to want to engage in sexual activity within three months of the rape, and they are certainly not going to want to engage in sexual activity within two weeks. It is offensive and insulting to actual victims of rape for this horrendous act to be treated so carelessly.
I can’t even believe I feel the need to write this, but apparently some people really don’t get it. If one of your characters is altered (drugs, alcohol, not in their right state of mind) and your other character isn’t, knows this, and yet proceeds to have sex with the altered character; THAT IS RAPE. If your character consents to sex under duress (“have sex with me or face any number of undesirable outcomes from blackmail to death”); THAT IS RAPE. It does not matter if they are in “love.” It does not matter if, soon after, they “fall in love.” It does not matter that “consent” was given. You cannot give consent if you are altered, and it is not consent if it’s under duress. It really isn’t that hard to understand, and I can guarantee that you are in the minority if you do not agree.
Note: My "Favorites" list is not necessarily a reflection of my favorite fics (though they certainly are present). I also use it for bookmarking purposes of fics I want to remember for one reason or another.