I came to Fanfiction mostly to read rather than write. The fan fiction franchise that I am mainly interested in is Fallout 3. Yeah I know, this is an old game and interest in it is declining. Its glory days are over. I acknowledge this, but I don't care. The D.C. Wasteland is the place I want to be. In my opinion, Fallout 3 is the deepest, richest and most believable video game world that I have ever encountered.
As I said, I am here on Fanfiction mostly to read and send reviews. I love giving my opinion. Although calling the feedback that I give "reviews" may be overstating the case. The feedback that I send to authors is not traditional constructive criticism. Rarely do I say, "This part of the story is good and that part is bad." My reviews tend to be more reaction based. I tell the author what emotions a chapter made me feel, what I was thinking as I read and other random stuff like that. I tend to allow my emotions to lead me around rather than being purely analytical. That just seems to be the way my mind works.
I very much admire the writers here on Fanfiction who have the courage to post their work for all of us to enjoy. I am actually working on a Fallout 3 novel of my own. Very briefly, the plot has to do with a young woman who seeks revenge against Jericho after he sells her into slavery. I like the way I am writing it and I think it is turning out well. Even though I like what I am doing with the story, I am not confident enough to put it on here for all the world to see. Maybe someday I will, but somehow I doubt it. Just the thought of taking such a daring step scares the crap out of me. I don't see it happening.
Because I do some writing, I can understand the writer's mentality to a certain extent. I am here on Fanfiction mainly to be a critic, but I will try to be a nice critic. I have absolutely no interest in tearing anyone down. Fiction writing is a beautiful art form and there are many amazingly talented writers here. My plan is to applaud, encourage and support a few of these writers to the best of my ability.