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Joined 11-05-04, id: 699487, Profile Updated: 08-29-21
Author has written 3 stories for JAG, Harry Potter, and NCIS.

I am a 50 year old, female, South African fic reader. I have written (and aborted after a scant few chapters when I couldn't get the plot to work as I wanted or envisioned it to) a JAG/Bridget Jones's Diary Xover fic on the JAG shipper site at Yahoo and I beta read for two fic authors, in the Harry Potter fandom on this site and GottaHaveMyNCIS in the NCIS fandom on this site.

I wrote a oneshot JAG songfic - though I generally LOATHE songfics with a passion, because I hardly ever know the (mostly very new) songs that they are based on - based on Alanis Morissette's song "Your house" (the hidden track on her wonderful CD 'Jagged little pill' - but the version on the original 'Jagged little pill' of that song is IMHO FAR better than the version that is on the acoustic 'Jagged little pill'). This oneshot is now loaded on this site at:


In retrospect, my aborted JAG/Bridget Jones's Diary Xover fic should also have been a oneshot, but maybe with a oneshot-length A/N.

I read All Souls Trilogy/A Discovery of Witches, Bridget Jones, Harry Potter, JAG, Janet Evanovich, NCIS, Outlander, Pride and Prejudice and West Wing fics. I started reading NCIS fics again (after stopping for a while) on 19 July 2008. My favourite pairings are Kibbs, Gabby, Gabbi (meaning Gibbs and Coast Guard agent Borin), McAbby, McGiva, and though I haven't read any yet, I would probably like Fornell/whoever, as he should have someone, don't you think? I very rarely read anything with DiNozzo as a part of the pairing, as I find him so odious that I can't fathom how anybody would even GET into a pairing situation with him. Though they're scarcer even than hen's teeth, I like McKate fics too. I also like reading fics that has Jackie Vance, director Vance, Sarah McGee, Timothy McGee's little sister (from the season 4 ep 'Twisted sister'), Jethro (Tim McGee's dog) and Jackson Gibbs (el jefe's dad) and Tobias Fornell, Diane Gibbs-Fornell-Sterling and little Emily Fornell in them. Since the second week of July 2008 or 2009 (when DSTv, a South African satellite TV service provider, started broadcasting some season 1 eps, which I got into to the extent of buying all seven seasons on DVD) I read West Wing fics as well. I've read and loved all of the eight current novels in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and I've seen every episode of season 1 and season 2. I have thus read and reviewed a small amount of Outlander fics. I have read and reviewed all of the All Souls Trilogy fics on this site.

My favourite pairings in all of the other fandoms I read are: West Wing - Jed/Abbey, Charlie/Zoey, Josh/Donna, Sam/Ainsley; JAG - Harm/Mac; Harry Potter - Harry/Hermione, Neville/Luna, Harry/Tonks, Remus/Tonks, George/Angelina, Fred/Alicia, Katie/Oliver, Sirius/Remus, quite a selection of the Harry harem fics and James/Lily.

I held off for the longest time from reading Bridget Jones's Diary fics (I LOVE all four of the books, but the first movie is IMO far better than the second one, as is the third movie) and only started reading BJD fics (I ship Mark/Bridget) after reading some of the IMO uber-crappy columns that there were rumours the third movie was going to be based on.

NCIS fics I would LOVE to see written and that I would read are any and all with Holly Snow in it (I find her fascinating, though I have more or less the same ethical/moral/women's kind of issues as Abby did with what Ms. Snow did for a living before acquiring the monitoring device around her ankle).

I beta read for Gottahavemyncis, an NCIS fic author on this site, David Robin (whose author name I have forgotten! Sorry, David!) and Chris400ad, a Harry Potter fic author on this site.

Whenever I read HP fics, the mental pic I have of Albus Dumbledore is Richard Harris, unless it turns out to be a manipulative and still evil sort of Dumbledore, then the mental pic is Michael Gambon.

I seem to have a weird kind of obsessive-compulsive thing about food in fics, in that I want as much detail about any food that gets mentioned. I suppose it is a bit like watching the cooking shows on Food Network or BBC Lifestyle (channels on DSTv with only or a majority of cooking shows): If the food mentioned has enough detail and seems appetising enough, I do not even have to eat! At first I was just like that over food mentioned in HP fics, but now it is all my fandoms.

And I have a total thing against any of my favourite characters in any and all of my fandoms getting or sleeping cold after a harrowing experience I had as an eight year old of having to sleep cold myself for four consecutive nights.

I read a limited quantity of Pride and Prejudice fics, Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy pairing, obviously. I think it was one of the authors in this fandom that recommended to me Linda Berdoll's two published sequels to Pride and Prejudice. I had so much fun reading that. Thank you, to whoever it was that made that recommendation to me.

Regarding fics of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series: If I were Stephanie, I would have long since hurled out the window and into the parking lot those people who constantly break and enter into my apartment, except Ranger. I ship Stephanie/Ranger.

I was laid off/retrenched/made redundant from my job of the previous 17 and a half years as a copy editor in the night production department for an Afrikaans group of newspapers in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 31 October 2020. I started reading fics on this site in the year I joined the night production department, where I have been laid off, as a trainee copy editor. I am reading and reviewing less fanfiction than what was normal for me when I still had a full-time paid job at this time in between submitting job applications (with a version of my resume that now has the web address of my Twitter profile, my LinkedIn profile and my profile on ff dot net on it). I got my first assignment as a freelance proofreader on 18 January 2021. The manuscript was delivered to me during the weekend of 31 January 2021. I earned $19.62 (ZAR300) an hour for the 11 hours of freelance proofreading work on 31 January and 1 February. I got one more freelance proofreading job in early March and on 19 March 2021 attended my last Zoom class of a basic proofreading and copyediting course. I have given up on ever receiving my post-course assessment and grades back after my course because the facilitator emailed me in early May, wanting me to email him copies of the assessments after I emailed him the completed originals in the middle of April. I had a freelance proofreading job during May 2021 which has carried on into June for a PR firm in Bellville in Cape Town. I invoiced them at the end of May at the rate of ZAR150 ($10.83) an hour and will do the same thing in June and every month I work for them from now on. The night of 8 August 2021 I was still only a freelance proofreader. By the morning of 13 August 2021 I had morphed into a slasher: Freelance proofreader/translator/desk researcher/social media and other content writer. Since 28 August 2021 I have morphed even further: Freelance proofreader/desk researcher/social media and other content writer/subeditor (copy editor).

Everybody whose fics I am reading, I am very new to reading and reviewing fanfiction on the app on my phone. Please bear with me while I figure this out. Though, on 25 May 2021, my laptop decided, all of a sudden, to open ff dot net on it again after having Privacy errors for months, which I found weird. So, I took the opportunity to update my profile and check out more fics to read (the app on phones is very unfriendly/dictatorial about allowing fanfiction readers to check out other fics to read in their chosen fandoms).

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Representing Strider's People reviews
In this AU and gender-flipped HP ficlet Harriet Potter, whose parents are still alive and who live with them in Johannesburg, South Africa, has her first encounter with magic a year before she turns 11. I wrote it as part of a language proficiency test on 5 July 2021. if I pass the language proficiency test I could get an interview for my fourth ever full-time paid job.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 399 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/8 - Complete
Where the cliff and lake went reviews
Gibbs alleged in season 1 that Ducky "pushed a French flic off a cliff into a lake", but why is there no such cliff or lake?
Crossover - Harry Potter & NCIS - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 572 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 16 - Published: 8/17/2011 - Albus D., Ducky M. - Complete
Your house reviews
Harm reacts to hearing a song, somewhere in between 'ATW1 and ATW2' and 'Back in the saddle'.
JAG - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 432 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/4/2008 - H. Rabb - Complete
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