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Author has written 17 stories for Stargate: Atlantis, and Merlin.
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 fandom of choice is Merlin and then Stargate Atlantis, 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...
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! Those are the best.
2. I love stories with Sentient!Atlantis and I'm a stickler for AUs (erm, realistic AUs), which I think are best with SG1 and SGA combined. I love the idea behind 2nd generation Atlantis and I would love to read Torren grown up but I have yet to find a story that is realistic and/or well written. (So if you've seen one tell me)
3. My other interests in stories... What I value a lot is humor. When It makes me laugh it's worth reading/watching again (why do you think I'm addicted to Stargate?) 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.
4. 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.
5. 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* Merlin) 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.
6. 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 was wrong.
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!
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.
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 ,(
Because of my fanatism (probably isn't a word but, oh well) I have made a list of "You may be addicted to Stargate (SG-1 and Atlantis) if..."
-You can look at the name of all 314 episodes and know exactly which one it is, several quotes from it, and which season, volume, disc, and number the episode is. You can also retrieve the episode without looking at the box in your hands.
1. You rewatch episodes weekly at least.
2. You've memorized the lyrics for the SG-1 theme song.
3. You actually know there are lyrics to that song.
4. You can play both theme songs on at least one instrument and they are on your mp3player.
5. You spend hours watching stargate music videos on youtube.
6. You own at least one stargate clothing item.
7. You've named one or more pet(s) after a stargate character (Seriously, my dog's name is Teyla)
8. When the book you're reading begins to get boring you start substituting the book characters for stargate characters or you take the book's characters to the SGC or Atlantis and your imagination runs wild until your mom asks you why your on the same page you were on an hour ago. Or if it's a textbook suddenly Daniel or Rodney are narrating and you can miraculously read faster...
9. You've researched Cheyenne Mountain.
10. You've been to Cheyenne Mountain and asked what was down 28 levels.
11. You've seen the door labeled 'Stargate Command.' (I wish)
12. Upon contemplation you realize that if faced with a doppleganger of yourself you would ask if they were a clone, from an alternate reality, or a replicator and it would seem completely commonplace.
13. You look at ancient drawings of Atlantis and indignantly tell the computer that is not what Atlantis looks like.
14. You've started lending your discs to extended family members and friends because your immediate family has already asked you to stop talking about stargate for once.
15. You can type stargate with one hand in less than a second. (I know, not that impressive)
16. You've written out the pros and cons of both the Milky way gates and the Pegasus gates and still can't decide which is you're favorite.
17. You always get frustrated when you draw stargates that are lopsided because your circles really suck.
18. You practice drawing stargates daily so you can better.
19. You know those doodles on your notebook? P-90s, Blasters, tac vests, gates, Atlantis, planets, stars, exploding solar systems and suns, replicator spiders, and the list goes on.
20. You say 'indeed' whenever you can (and have trouble keeping a straight face in the process)
21. The only reason you watch cheezy sci-fi movies and proclaim they are 'good' is because they have actors from stargate in them.
22. You attend the annual Stargate Convention in Chiacago
23. You've memorized the ancient alphabet.
24. You know that the code for the Atlantis holding cell is 'usuck' (Tabula Rasa)
25. You know the glowy bugs in SG-1's Prodigy (S4) are the same as the bugs in SGA's Defiant One (S1)
26. You have a hundred and one WIPs on your hard drive that are either too embarrassing or too dark for you to even considering posting but they keep multiplying...
27. You can link just about anything to Stargate.
28. You saw "I communicate in Stargate quotes" and scoffed at that thinking you don't actually communicate in Stargate quotes. An hour later you're realizing that everything you said came from an episode of Stargate.
29. You know that even though in the series Jack's son's name was Charlie, in the original movie his name was Tyler.
30. You get absurdly excited to see Stargate extras playing guest characters in other shows or supporting roles in movies.
I would love ideas on what to add! And feel free to repost in your profile if you want.
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