Author has written 45 stories for Mummy, Space Cases, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Leverage, Alien Nation, Dead Zone, Bones, Avatar, Warehouse 13, Race to Witch Mountain, X-Men: The Movie, Criminal Minds, Grimm, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Avengers, Fast and the Furious, Andromeda, In A Heartbeat, Jurassic Park, and Sliders.
Female, late 30s, major sci-fi fan although I've been known to get into other genres on occasion. My current stories in progress are:
Long (30 or more chapters, or at least they will be)--
Occasionally I'll also do a one-shot if inspiration suddenly strikes, but those tend to come at fairly random intervals and across fairly random fandoms.
Most of the writing I do is in the friendship/family genre just because those are the character interactions I'm most interested in. There might be a passing reference to a romance on occasion, particularly if something is canon, but I don't generally write stories where it's a major plot line.
However, fair warning, writing is one of my hobbies, not my career. When real life gets busy it can sometimes be a while between updates.
Philosophy on reviewing and reviews--
Despite the size of my book collection, I don't read all that much fanfiction (after 8 hours in front of a computer at work, when I get home I'm generally ready to run screaming from anything with a keyboard or a screen), but if I do read something and like it or think I can offer something constructive, I'll leave a review. I don't agree with reviewing everything...if twenty people have already pointed out that sentences are supposed to start with capital letters and end with some form of punctuation, I don't see that the twenty-first review is going to cause someone to suddenly see the light. And if my main reason for disliking a story is a different take on the characters involved, then I generally just don't read any more. People have different interpretations; leaving a review that says basically 'this isn't to my taste' is kind of pointless.
For reviews I receive, if someone likes a story and is letting me know, thank you very much. Realistically I probably won't respond individually just because I'm not online all that often (even my writing is done offline with a pen that downloads into my computer), but it is appreciated. If there's a particular question that isn't or won't be answered in the story I will try and answer it, but I'm sure I've missed a few.
If someone has constructive criticism or just doesn't like a story and expresses his/her opinion politely, thank you also. If it's a specific issue, i.e. 'this is spelled wrong', I generally try and fix it when I get the chance. If it's more in terms of a writing style issue I may try and incorporate it into future chapters/stories. Please note that that is a 'may,' however; these are my stories so my opinion gets to win.
If someone doesn't like a story and isn't capable of expressing it politely, I either ignore the review or delete it, depending on the language involved. A professor of mine once spent a couple hours talking about anonymization on the Internet and how people feel 'freed from societal constraints', but if a person isn't capable of expressing himself with at least basic courtesy, I'm not going to waste my time. I mean, seriously, if a story drives you to profanity, stop reading.
Current favorite quotes:
This above all: to thine own self be true.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
"Okay, it's a computer bomb. I know computers. It's a computer bomb, uhh... we, we gotta reboot the system!"
The National Rifle Association says that, "Guns don't kill people, people do." But I think, I think the gun helps. You know? I think it helps. I just think just standing there going, "Bang!" That's not going to kill too many people, is it? You'd have to be really dodgy on the heart to have that.
To the engineer, all matter in the universe can be placed into one of two categories: