Sigh. . .
Along with my best friend for life (long time girlfriend, and fiance), I am a hard core Faberry Fan. We love the perfect combination Of Quinn Fabray and Rachel Berry. And because of the unusually close association with Santana and Brittany, we are drawn to those two special women as well.
We generally have the same outright dislike of Finn Hudson (I was just encouraged by someone sitting on the couch in this room, to actually use the guy's name rather then my nicknames of choice). I am not going to comment on my feelings about other characters like Puck, Kurt, Mercedes, Artie etc. This is because they are written so differently from story to story. There are however general stereotypes that all of these characters follow. At a later date I may offer my take on the specific characteristics that FF authors tend to give them.
I have been reading Fan Fictions for just about a year, and I will actively review those particular works that I have become invested in. Because of my insane work schedule I am not always able to review every single chapter, but when a story catches the interest of either myself or my very much better half, I will stay with it until the end.
Although my fiance will usually not submit her own reviews, we discuss, and for the most part agree about what I submit. This is in no way showing dominance on my part, because as a person, her intellect and intelligence is so superior to mine that in comparison She is a professor with multiple Doctorates and I am a babbling simpleton. A Finn Hudson if you will.
I tend to write reviews that are longer then what most people are experienced with. I do this because if an author is willing to put themselves out there and share their creativity, I believe that every reader owes that author some sincere thought regarding how the work impacted me as a reader.
Because we are selective in what we read. Most of my reviews tend to be quite positive. However, I will occasionally share some thoughts that some authors just don't want to hear. In those situations, I attempt to be intellectually honest in my feedback, while trying to keep any negativity out of my comments. After all, the review button does not ask for only happy thoughts. Remember, If we did not judge the story to be worthwhile, we would not be reading it. As of this morning there were 7,241 Faberry stories on the website. Being selective is a good thing.
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