Author has written 13 stories for Bones, Angel, and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.
I'm not going to post my name, age, or where I live or anything like that. If we happen to get into a conversation, and I decide you're not a complete psycho, then sure. I'll tell you..but I'll still reserve information. :) I like my privacy, especially over the internet. There are a lot of creepers out there.
I have recently gone from "I don't write Fanfiction" to "I now have several stories brewing in my head."
I wish to thank everyone who has ever written a story. Without you, we here with Fanfiction weaknesses would be completely and utterly lost.
Not everything that people post here is good. I hate to sound mean, but it's true. So many people that are posting seem like they have no clue of the definition of the word 'grammar,' which just simply ticks me off.
If you know of any fabulous Angel, Bones, Castle, Merlin, or Twilight (and, most recently, The Hunger Games and Downton Abbey) fanfiction that you don't see on my profile, let me know. :):) If suggestions are made, I would prefer completed fanfictions, or at least in-progress fics that are regularly updated..
Also: Sometimes, in my case, a simple alert is a silent review. :) However, I now realize how frustrating this notion is. While I still fall victim to the "Awesome story. I'll put an alert on it. The author will know that it's awesome enough to continue if there are alerts on it, right?" I cannot convey how annoying it is to see that people are interested, yet either don't have time, aren't interested enough, or are simply too lazy to actually leave a review.
A complete hypocrite, I know. I hate it, too. But, that's life.
No longer recently, I have accepted that I have a 'Damsel In Distress' Complex, otherwise known as DiDC. :D Now, don't get me wrong: I firmly believe in woman's lib. There's a feminist lurking somewhere deep inside me... But there's just something about that proverbial knight in shining armor (sometimes it's a "knight in standard FBI-issued body armor". (Angela Montenegro -- Bones))
I think it's incredibly ridiculous for authors to expect and ask for reviews and then not respond to them. If you ask for your readers' time and thoughts on what you put forth, then you should be willing to sacrifice your own in order to let them know personally that you appreciate that they DID take the time to review.
I was going to write something here, but I completely forgot what it was. :) Hehee
Note: I don't mind if you want to add a story of mine to a community, or even if you want to request that a community take it. However, I do ask that you ask me before you simply place it somewhere. I like to think that, as the author, I would be granted the choice to say yea or nay when it comes to where my stories are distributed.
Note (in regard to the above note): I have since rethought my initial opinion. While I still maintain that I would like to know where my stories have been distributed, I have no qualms about having to be asked if they can be placed in communities or the like. I simply ask that I be alerted as to where they are. This does not mean that whoever it is needs my permission to put it there, just that I'd like to know where it is going.
I apologize if I came across as dictatorial or anything of that nature. It certainly was not my intention to do so.
Now that I've sounded like a completely horrible and terribly mean person, I'd simply like to say...
'When at night I await her coming,
Anna Akhmatova, 1924
Unsafe External Link