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Author has written 22 stories for Stargate: Atlantis, Merlin, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and How to Train Your Dragon.
About me as a writer
I usually write gen as I'm a bit of a failure in the romantic world, though I admit I haven't practiced much. But slash isn't my thing so I definitely won't write that. I prefer close friends and family relationships more. I also love AUs because it's so much fun to play with the what ifs in our own 'verse, as evidence by four different universes already uploaded. My fandoms of choice are Merlin, Stargate Atlantis, How to Train Your Dragon, and Percy Jackson (a little), though there are a few others I peek at (SG1, SPN, Thoughtcrimes, Avengers) but I have yet to actually write anything concrete for them.
I go by my nickname June around here, and I fully admit to being a procrastinator. I know, not what you want to hear when it comes to updates. But I feel way to guilty about abandoning stories so I most likely will never do that... hopefully.
One last thing. I am working on my own original novels now so updates will be pretty scarce. Hopefully they'll still be there, I love you guys, but fanfiction has become a bit of a side thing since these novels are really important to me.
1. First and foremost, I'm a firm believer in hugs. Lots of hugs. All the time. Sheppard hugs with anybody. Merlin and Arthur hugs (there's only been like... one!), Hiccup and Toothless hugs. HUGS!
2. My other interests in stories... What I value a lot is humor. When It makes me laugh it's worth reading/watching again. It doesn't necessarily have to be a laugh though, it can be a smile. :) That being said I enjoy tons of angst and hurt/comfort as well.
3. Next on my list, I enjoy a tiny bit of romance but anything beyond a kiss is too much for me. Personally, I enjoy less in that area. And slash is seriously not my cup of tea so, no.
4. Don't ask me why because I guarantee you I will not have a satisfying answer but for some unearthly reason (or maybe its earthly and that's the problem? ... nevermind that doesn't make sense) I like stories when the good guy (*cough* Sheppard *cough*) gets beat up... and then still comes out of it alive. Of course, it must be believable. I understand forgetting things, I do sometimes, but such blaring discrepancies as he ran a marathon while he was bleeding out... well you get the idea. I really enjoy the comfort part though, you know, friends got each others' backs. Okay that's probably my favorite bit.
5. Lastly, I like unexpected surprises... which is a bit of a given. Seriously, who doesn't love irony? Who can not love irony!?
Things that seriously annoy me
1. Fics that are literally painful to read because they're so OOC and grammatically wrong. I honestly never thought it was possible to hurt from reading bad writing. I stand corrected.
2. When I'm looking through stories and the summary says something like, "A normal mission goes wrong/turns out to be not so normal" - "The team encounters an mysterious device and things go bad" - "The team encounters some trouble offworld," - "attacked by bandits," I'll most likely skip over because a) those are seriously overdone, unless I like the author and they generally write something exciting and b) I've already read enough of those that they aren't anything new and I prefer to read stories different from one another. Now if it says something more unique I think, "Hey, that's different, I think I'll give it a go." Seriously people summaries are important! I don't care if you suck at summaries get someone to help. FF is composed of a lot of friendly people, including myself. Ask for help, please! And if you can't, just use a quote from your story, it works!
4. When people promise me that the story is better than the summary. Well, that story doesn't have much to live up to if that's all it needs to beat. I mean really, it sounds desperate and lazy. It is not a reason for me to read the story. I actually don't ever read stories that have that in the summary. I can't recall doing that once.
3. One of the most important things is that I absolutely loathe reading a Mary Sue or a Marty Stu. Some original characters are awesome but others, whom I will not mention, kill me to read.
4. I don't think bad language is extremely terrible, however, it annoys me when a character or the narrative is cursing every third word because the author thinks it's cool. It tends to distract me from the rest of an otherwise well-written story.
5. K stories that should be rated M. Honestly, K means kindergarten through tweens. If these people would truly let an seven year-old read those...
6. Author's notes in the middle of the story. Sadness. Honestly, it's like that annoying sibling giving running commentary and no matter how often you ask they won't shut up!
7. Amazing and abandoned WIPs. I've been scarred.
8. When people don't put character tags on their story because they don't want to give anything away. I understand the thinking behind it, I used to think that would be cool. But why are there character tags? So that people can read about their favorite character. So what's the result? a) Someone who would've read it had there been a character tag skips over it and misses out on another potential enjoyment of the character. b) Someone who wouldn't have read it had there been a character tag is bored to death and/or stops halfway. c) Someone skips over it because there isn't enough information to capture their interest and they move on to a story with a better summary and character tags.
9. The issue of the word bemused. It means 'confused' not 'amused'! I've come across this so many times it isn't funny!
Thanks for your time, guys! Feel free to talk to me anytime, you don't even have to have a reason! I seriously love you guys. All ya'll :)
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