Author has written 1 story for Sentinel.
Welcome to my profile. Eventually I'll get more stories up that I have written, but in the mean time, I read a lot because I'm home-bound disabled.
What is how my C2 community started back in the days you could only could add 50 entries to your Favorites listing. Then C2 communities were introduced, and I decided that since a lot of stories at that time didn't have added notes as to whether they were finished or not, and the complete/uncompleted setting wasn't available yet, that I'd start listing stories that were complete so that readers didn't have to search through several hundred thousand stories in an attempt to find stories I already knew about, and could easily add to my C2 when I discovered new ones.
Story count on the site is now over a million and growing more each day. Which leads me to address a question I was asked in email: Why do the stories tend to cluster around particular characters and have both gen and slash?
I find stories to read in two different ways. The first is that I'll read a story, and then go to that writer's profile and read their other works, and follow that up by going through their Favorites listing, too. I've found some very, very... odd stories that way, but they do fit the criteria I use to chose stories for Zafaran's Choice. Namely, they are complete stories, and not absolute drek (though the author may get a note from me recommending they go back to a work and do a thorough copy edit to clean up the file and formatting). The second way I find stories is by reading the master category listings, but since there are too many stories posted for me to ever be able to read them all, even in just a sub-category such as Harry Potter. HP as a sub-catagory has over a half-a-million stories on the day I edited this profile, and I have to have some way of cutting that number down to something semi-manageable. I'll usually sort by a favorite character in order to cut the number of stories down. So... since a lot of my sorts are keyed to a male character such as Severus Snape or Xander Harris with no restrictions on the rating of the story I'll read, I end up reading stories that span the spectrum from general stories that you could let your youngest child read to some pretty racy stories that skirt the edges of the rating limitations on this site. Zafaran's Choice reflects the entire range of the story choice this site offers.
I do occasionally hit a story that I'll mail the author about and suggest that the story should more properly be relocated to Adult Fan Fiction dot net because it is really outside the ratings this site supports, and AFF is very strict about not allowing readers under 18 to read on their site. And it's not just for extreme cases of sex or violence. The last time I did this was for a story that had a very uncomfortably positive take on genocide. So, while I'm very definitely not pro-censorship, I'm very much of the approach that some extreme topics or viewpoints that positively support things like rape, or War Crimes, or Crimes against Humanity, don't need to be addressed on a site that is openly accessible to children, and the writer should act responsibly in his or her choice of site to post the story to.
|Community:||Zafaran's Choice: A Multiverse of Completed Stories|
|Focus:||General: All Categories|