Frieda van den Huetten
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Author has written 3 stories for Titanic.

About me:

Don’t they say you never forget your first love? I fell in love with Titanic after watching it for the first time at the age of 11. I can’t help but think that some sort of imprinting must have been going on that day. Today, I am a huge Titanic fan in spite of myself.

There probably aren’t that many Titanic fanfiction writers who don’t consider Titanic one of their favorite movies. I, however, would only give it a 7 or 8 out of ten, at most.

I don’t deny that the film does have its strong points: a great onset chemistry between the protagonists (the hilarious deck conversation and the spitting scene were ad-libbed!), a richness in metaphors and themes and a strong female lead, just to point out a few of them.

Yet again, there are tons of flaws that can’t be missed: Above all, awkward dialog (especially Jack’s scripted lines) and underwritten characters (Cal, Ruth, Jack…). There are, however, hints that there is more to it than just a banal love story, but those depths remain largely unexplored throughout the film.

So, why am I here at all? Firstly, I like to add some new facets and credibility to the story and the JackxRose relationship. Secondly, I love to read and review other writer’s works and to mingle with other fans. And thirdly… I don’t really have a choice. Just forget everything I wrote a paragraph ago! It doesn’t matter whatsoever. I am completely nuts over the film and I’ve been thinking about it every freaking day for almost fourteen years. Crazy, huh?

As a non native English speaker, I am hugely relying on beta-readers to straighten out whatever I wrote that doesn’t seem right. Nonetheless, if you come across anything that I’ve written and that sounds awkward to you, don’t be too harsh on me (reviews, PMs and this profile page have, of course, not been revised by beta-readers!).


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In fact, as we have argued, many girls are unable to simply or gleefully consume even those cultural materials directed at them, and are instead very aware of the stamp of devaluation their fandom carries in this society – or embarrassed by their peers’ lack of awareness. They are faced with the paradox of tainting (in the larger public eye) what they love and admire simply though the act of loving and admiring it. These girls are placed in the uncomfortable position of having to negotiate expressions of their fandom under the disapproving lens of the journalistic arbiters of (adult, male) taste and the begrudging (adult, male) recipient of their attentions. And many girls, for the same reason, are also faced with the complementary paradox of trying to remove their love and admiration of a public object into more private, supportive spaces, but with only partial success.

- p. 83 in Nash, M and Lahti, M. (1999). 'Almost Ashamed to Say I am One of Those Girls’: Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Paradoxes of Girls’ Fandom. in Kevin Sandler and Gaylyn Studlar, (ed.) Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

Stand firm for what you believe in, until and unless experience proves you wrong. Remember, when the emperor looks naked, the emperor *is* naked. The truth and a lie are not sort of the same thing. And there is no aspect, no facet, no moment of life that can't be improved with pizza.

- Daria

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Titanic: A Life Journey II by DreamUpAReality reviews
Sequel. Continuing the Dawsons' life through the difficult years of the First World War, and leading up to the 10th year anniversary of the sinking. SAME AUTHOR - G.W.Failure
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,177 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 8/9/2014 - Published: 5/29/2010 - Rose D., Jack D.
Consolation Prize by dizzynetbookgirl reviews
In the aftermath of the disaster, Rose learns that she's carrying Jack's child and makes the painful decision to seek help from a reluctant Cal. Cal/Rose. /UPDATED 7.02.14./
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 35,030 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 7/2/2014 - Published: 10/1/2009 - Rose D., Cal H.
In That Quiet Earth by RachelDalloway reviews
In 1930 Jack tells what he thinks is his and Rose's story, every twist and turn from 1912 on. What he doesn't realize is, it isn't over yet.
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,362 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/29/2012 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Jack D., Rose D.
A Life Filled With Laughter by Cursd818 reviews
Rose and Jack lost each other in the Atlantic, and found each other in a lifeboat. A one-shot describing what their life together would have been like and how they coped with the aftermath of the Titanic.
Titanic - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,812 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/5/2011 - Rose D., Jack D. - Complete
Stumbling Over You by RachelDalloway reviews
Rose marries Calvert, but does that mean she doesn't still want Jack? Oneshot
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,065 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/10/2011 - Rose D., Jack D. - Complete
Shameless by RachelDalloway reviews
A quick oneshot about Jack and Rose's first night together after they arrive in New York.
Titanic - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,546 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/8/2011 - Jack D., Rose D. - Complete
Here's the Tender Coming by RachelDalloway reviews
Jack's thoughts and reflections as he prepares for Rose's funeral. Set in 1928
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,205 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/2/2011 - Jack D., Rose D. - Complete
By Any Other Name by RachelDalloway reviews
Set in 1932 twenty years after Titanic. Jack and Rose have faced their share of trials, but can they handle what their children are about to throw at them?
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 34,866 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 1/10/2011 - Published: 11/7/2010 - Jack D., Rose D.
Gone Before the Leaves Change by RachelDalloway reviews
A snapshot of Jack and Rose's rambling life together. Oneshot. Complete
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,402 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/19/2010 - Jack D., Rose D. - Complete
Unfinished Business by Tabby J Skylark reviews
Rose has unfinished business in the afterlife. She thought she had closure, but she was mistaken. Rose can't rest in peace until she's dragged every skeleton from her closet, kicking and screaming...
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 25,752 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 10/15/2010 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Rose D.
Save All Who Dare the Eagle's Flight by Bardess of Avon reviews
They called it the Ship of Dreams. It certainly was the Ship of Dreams; I had nightmares about the Titanic for years after just barely escaping.
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Tragedy - Chapters: 22 - Words: 80,276 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/1/2009 - Published: 1/25/2009 - Jack D., Fabrizio D. - Complete
Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines by MellieLeonoudakis reviews
I've seen fire and I've seen rain, I've seen sunny days I thought would never end, I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I'd see you again." The obligatory "Jack Lives" story. Previously titled "Fire and Rain"
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,781 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/17/2008 - Published: 8/1/2008 - Rose D., Jack D. - Complete
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Obituary Of A Millionaire reviews
Set in 1930. Everybody's life is about to change, when Cal, impoverished and under a false name, is welcomed as a guest in Rose and Jack's home.
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,740 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/24/2012 - Published: 1/7/2012 - Rose D., Jack D.
Asylum reviews
AU, in which Jack only exists in Rose's head and Cal has to face some unpleasant truths about his marriage. COMPLETE.
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,551 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/7/2011 - Published: 7/21/2011 - Rose D., Cal H. - Complete
Recovery reviews
Jack lives story set in the months after the sinking. Memories are haunting Jack and Rose as they try to find peace in a small village. This is a story about their struggle to overcome the past and rekindle their exuberant passion for life - together!
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,215 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/7/2011 - Published: 8/27/2010 - Jack D., Rose D. - Complete