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Jan. 1st, 2009 | 12:04 am
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Good day, gentle readers!

If you're here, it's because you followed a link from some fanfic community or other, or perhaps someone else's LJ. Welcome aboard!

So I'm ratherastory, and this is my fanfic/fandom LJ. Basic facts: I'm 32 (as of January 2011), Canadian, living in Montreal, and French is my first language (though not by much). I ventured into fanfic very briefly in September of '09 to write a yet-to-be-finished Dresden Files story, and then got SUCKED into the Supernatural fandom, kicking and screaming. The show has eaten my brain. I can't begin to explain it, but I'm having a blast and choosing not to question it.

I'm pretty prosaic as a person. If you want poetry, some of my fic will provide it, but in everyday life I'm as straightforward as they get, if a little quirky. I'm also stupidly neurotic about my writing and other creative endeavours. I'm trying to keep a lid on the worst of my public waffling, but be warned, there's a fair bit of it here. If you don't take it seriously, you'll be fine.

Note on friending: This is a fandom and fanfic-only LJ, so it's not like I want to hide my writing. All new people are welcome, but with the sheer number of people out there on the internet, I can't guarantee I'll friend you back unless I find we have a lot in common, or if we start interacting regularly on LJ. If I don't friend you back, you're not missing anything anyway since 99% of my content is public (with occasional f-locked posts about trips, personal information, and posts whose content I don't want on the anon meme). If you feel strongly that I should friend you back, feel free to drop me a line either here or by PM and I'll do so.

You should know that if you post uncut spoilers, I will not friend you, or if I have you already friended, I will unfriend you lickety-split. The same goes if you post content that contains nothing but hate/character bashing for any of the shows I watch and love. Fandom is my happy place, and I reserve the right to avoid people who harsh my squee.

A not-as-brief note on etiquette in this LJ: Everyone is welcome here, but be advised that this is a wank-free zone. Just so you know. I know fandom can be a contentious place at times, and I encourage healthy conversation and debate in my LJ, as long as it remains respectful. Anonymous comments are welcome, under the same rules. If you come in here and bash characters or real people, or try to start a flame war, I will not hesitate to ban your negative posterior from this place. Please keep discriminatory comments to yourself, if you happen to have them. My LJ, my rules. So far, everyone here has been stellar about keeping things civilized, so I'm not too worried.

Is There Really Only Fanfic Here? Uh, mostly. I am a literature geek, so there will be recs, occasional posts in which I witter on at length about the authorial process, wordcount meters, and wibbling about fanfic deadlines. I might also ask for advice and random other things in the context of producing stories. Because that's just how I am. Neuroses R Us. ;)

:::ETA:::

Oh, fandom, what have you done to me? So now there's podfic, too. Also some memes, episode reaction posts, random chatter about fandom happenings, and polls because I like the shiny poll feature. This LJ is still all-fandom, all the time, though. Be warned.

But Who Are You Really? I do exist on LJ as a "real" person too. If you think you might want to read about the mundanities of my existence (with bonus bizarre conversations with clients at work and letters from my mother, which are very entertaining), then drop me a line and I'll let you know my other identity. It's not linked directly to this LJ, but it's not exactly a closely-guarded secret, or anything. I also don't post there nearly as frequently.


This post used to be my master list of fanfic. If you're looking for that, you will find it here, in its very own LJ entry, because it got too long and unwieldy to all be in the same post.

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fuzzytale

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from: fuzzytale
date: Apr. 4th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Hope you don't mind that I friended you so I don't miss any future additions to this list, and now I'm going to start wading through everything above. :D

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Apr. 4th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
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Not at all! Welcome aboard. You're still getting in on the ground floor, as it were, since I only started writing fanfic last November. :)

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roque_clasique

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from: roque_clasique
date: May. 8th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
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You've written as many fics in like six months as I've written in two freakin' years. WOAH. Although I didn't write anything outside of the drive 'verse 'til last April, so, one year, kind of. But not really.

What I mean is you are damn prolific and it's all good.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: May. 8th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Oh, uh, hey Roque!


What brings you to my master list? Seems kinda random.

And, uh, yeah. SPN makes me want to write-write-write. I really don't know why, but I'm not questioning it too hard. :)

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davincis_girl

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from: davincis_girl
date: May. 12th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm a spn big bang artist and just wanted to say that your summary sounds wonderful. I'm going to be reading and pointing my friends in that direction as well. I was already full up or I would have picked it.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: May. 12th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Aww, thank you!

That's really awesome to hear. I had a bit of a stressful time this year because artists kept signing up and then dropping my fic. Luckily it's all sorted out now. :)

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zenamydog

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from: zenamydog
date: May. 18th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
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Hi hon, thanks so much for friending me back, however friending me won’t allow you to read any of MY supernatural stuff. You need to go to my community ‘user info’ page and “join”

Click HERE and Join and I will add you as soon as I can. Then you will have full access to my stuff, too.


*hugs*

Z

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: May. 18th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
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Oh, hey! I knew I was forgetting something. ;)

Will go do that ASAP.

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running_hot

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from: running_hot
date: May. 30th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
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OHMYGOSH

You wrote the Foam Hearts story?

I loved that so hard! It was awesome! Now I'm gonna wade through your other stuff, and probably not sleep at all tonight. And I don't mind at all! Do you mind if I friend you, to track updates?

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: May. 30th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
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*blushes*

Friend away! I'm glad you liked the story. I think it's the shortest thing I've ever written. :)

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Colonel Joshua Chamberlain & the 20th Maine

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from: eschatologies
date: Jun. 8th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
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*waves*

So, you are awesome. "Silent Night" is fantastic- any chance you'll be continuing the 'verse?

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jun. 8th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
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Hi!

Thank you. *blushes*

And yes, I do plan on continuing the 'verse. I have two stories in the works, but they've taken a back seat to some more pressing commitments. I haven't abandoned them, though, never fear!

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callowyn

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from: callowyn
date: Jun. 18th, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
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Hi! I was just on twoskeletons's Stonehenge crossover meme, and anyone who can make five incarnations of Misha get stoned and have sex with one another is someone that I am pretty much obligated to friend immediately. :D

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jun. 18th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
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LOL

That's the first time I've written anything like that, so please don't be too disappointed by the rest of this LJ. :)

Welcome aboard!

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when you know it, it's alright

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from: fuflowers
date: Jul. 24th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
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Hope you don't mind...I followed a link from one of the many Supernatural coms on my friend's list over this way and found myself in fic heaven!

So I'd like to add you as a friend so I don't miss any future additions to this list or any future stories of yours.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 24th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Hi there, and welcome aboard!

By all means friend, and I shall friend back, though everything here is public, so you don't have to worry.

Hope you enjoy your stay. :)

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trinaaron

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from: trinaaron
date: Aug. 24th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Hi! I am friending you because you are AMAZING! (Hee, how is that for sucking up?) But seriously, I got here from ohsam, and it took me about about an hour to finally realize that you actually wrote what is, in my opinion, the best Big Bang from this year. So I really want to be able to keep up because I am notoriously bad at remembering authors.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Aug. 24th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Hey there, and welcome aboard!

I'm so pleased you liked my Big Bang. I worked very hard on it and totally lucked out and got a fantastic artist, and I am very proud of how it all turned out.

Glad to have you here. :)

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Goodnight monsters, everywhere

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from: honeylocusttree
date: Sep. 6th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Hullo. I've just recently created a fic journal and am running around trying to remember the authors whose stuff I genuinely enjoy--like yours! Hope you don't mind my friending you, but I've enjoyed a lot of your writing and would very much like to keep tabs on it. :)

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Sep. 6th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Hey there, and thank you!

Welcome aboard, the more the merrier! :)

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vie_dangerouse

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from: vie_dangerouse
date: Sep. 8th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
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So, I've been reading and enjoying your work for a long time now (mostly on the forum, but sometimes here), and now that I have an LJ of my own I figure it is HIGH TIME to friend you! Plus also I love your intro about being dragged kicking and screaming into the SPN writing, because same story here... Lots of kicking. Much screaming. Only now it's the happy kind. :)

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Sep. 8th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Hello there! Welcome aboard! :)

I'll add you back as soon as I'm home. For some reason the firewall here doesn't like the "friending" feature on LJ and pitches a fit every time.

I'm actually in the process of cross-posting the fic I had on the forum here. Funny, how the timing works out!

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Sep. 10th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Uh, really?

'Cause that would be weird. If you're that spirit who's haunting my apartment, this isn't funny! ;)


On a more serious note, are you a Montrealer too?

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Brose D'Shield

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from: brosedshield
date: Sep. 25th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
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So, I came over to friend you because I've read a double handful of your fic (recommended from a friend) and it was lovely (the lastest is Fusion, et. all) and now I learn that you have read the Dresden Files, and you have become an even more awesome person. I'm glad I'm finally saying hi.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Sep. 27th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
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(Catching up on comments after a weekend away.)

Hello, and thank you! I'm so pleased you're enjoying the fic. Welcome aboard! I am a HUGE fan of the Dresden Files. :D

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Tversan

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from: tversan
date: Oct. 2nd, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
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so..
I was just wondering if it's okay to friend you. I think your fanfiction is just wonderful and I've been lurking for a long time. I kind of actually just started to try to write thing on livejournal, and comment.
And I thought, maybe I can get over my fear of contacting people and friend you, because you're awesome =)

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Oct. 2nd, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
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Hi there! Of COURSE you may friend me, and welcome aboard! De-lurkers are more than welcome. :)

I'm so pleased you've enjoyed my little fics!

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Lisa

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from: asilia
date: Nov. 25th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
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I just wanted to say 'hi' and that I friended your journal, mostly because I read your Fusion 'verse (a while ago on FF.net, only came across you on LJ recently) and it's one of my favourites so yeah, that's pretty much it.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Nov. 26th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
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Oh hey, thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Welcome aboard! :)

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Mymuseandi

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from: mymuseandi
date: Dec. 11th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
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This is the first time i wandered over to this entry - though not the first time to your LJ - and i see that you read Dresden Files too!!!!! \o/

Can i befriend you???

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Dec. 11th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Of course! Glad to have you aboard! :)

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It's a lid and it's black.

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from: blacklid
date: Dec. 11th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Just let me know where to Paypal my money for the swear jar. :)

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Dec. 11th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
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Swear jar?

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Susan

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from: sjames_centre
date: Jan. 13th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
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I have friended you because I have some totally insane (yet hopeful) belief that because we are both in Montreal, your amazing writing might owe something to the air or the water or maybe the poutine and I can grab a piece of that too. I have mostly written in another fandom but have written a few SPN things and just signed up for the Big Bang. I just finished the Fusion verse and am totally in love with it. Tell me there are more coming.

And I'd love to read your RL LJ too.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jan. 14th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
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Hi there! I saw your comments, which are always appreciated. :)

Another Montrealer! Hurray! There are a few of us floating around.

It's very exciting that you signed up for Big Bang! I did too, it'll be my second year, and I am psyched.

I'll PM you my regular LJ handle. :)

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Merrov

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from: padfootthegrim
date: Feb. 3rd, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
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NO IDEA why we weren't friends before this, LOL. Friend me back? I've a few basic H5O fics so far, am signed up for the Five-O big bang, and write a lot of SGA kink. Will be writing Five-O kink in the very near future too!

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Feb. 3rd, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Woo! MOAR KINK!

I have five H50 fics so far (if you're curious, you can click the H50 link in this entry), am signed up for two of the Big Bangs (because I signed up for one accidentally when I meant to sign up for the other, then shrugged and figured 'Why the hell not?') and I'm actually in the midst of writing a helicopter crash for a Steve/Danno challenge.

I used to be a gen writer, but H50 corrupted me. I foresee way more slash in my future.

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salutations d'une anonyme

from: anonymous
date: Feb. 28th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
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je prends mon courage à deux mains. si j'ai bien compris tu comprends le français et ça m'arrange parce qu'écrire en anglais c'est un peu difficile pour moi (par contre je le lis bien). Je suis une anonyme qui ne comme jamais (plutôt par timidité qu'autre chose) mais là ça me brûle les doigts depuis que je t'ai trouvé. Je voudrais te dire que j'adore ton écriture, et que "fusion" est probablement une des pièces les mieux écrites que j'ai lu, et j'en ai lu beaucoup. En plusieurs langues. C'est la classe intégrale. Il y a une sensibilité là-dedans qui m'a ému aux larmes. Tu es pile poil dans les personnages sans tomber dans le pathos, tu arrives à dessiner les liens entre les frères sans tomber dans le Wincest (chacun fait ce qu'il veut, hein, mais moi je préfère comme ça). C'est vraiment très proche des caractères que je vois dans mon ordi toutes les semaines. Bref, j'en fait des caisses mais j'ai été soufflée par ton talent, j'espère continuer à te lire longtemps. Tu m'as ému comme ça faisait longtemps que ça ne m'était pas arrivé. Merci.

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ratherastory

Re: salutations d'une anonyme

from: ratherastory
date: Mar. 2nd, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Merci infiniment, chère personne anonyme! Le Français est en fait ma langue maternelle, même si je préfère m'exprimer en Anglais lorsque j'écris.

Je suis vraiment profondément émue par ton commentaire. Je ne peux pas te dire à quel point ça me fait plaisir d'entendre que j'ai pû toucher quelqu'un avec mes histoires et j'espère moi aussi continuer longtemps à les partager ici.

Merci encore!

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sw0rdy

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from: sw0rdy
date: Mar. 24th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
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I hope you don't mind me friending you, but I want to keep an eye out for any new Hawaii Five-O fics you might write because your Danno/McGarrett dialogue is AWESOME. Please tell me you're going to write more (preferably ones where you're mean to Danny)?

Anyway, thanks again for sharing!

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Mar. 24th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Hi there!

Welcome aboard. :)

And yes, there will be more fics, and I definitely plan on being mean to both boys in equal measure. They whump just beautifully. ;)

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bookworm0401

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from: bookworm0401
date: May. 3rd, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
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I hope you don't mind, I am going to try and friend you (I am new to LJ and do most things wrong :-) so that I can keep up with new stories as they are posted. I truly enjoy your writing and can't wait to see more. You actually got me to read a Gabriel long-fic...amazing! I also love the 'fusion verse and Perry is wonderful. Best wishes in your writing and all else.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: May. 5th, 2011 09:10 am (UTC)
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Hi!

I don't mind in the slightest. On the contrary, welcome aboard! :)

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Chrissy

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from: chrissy_ny
date: May. 6th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
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friending so I don't miss any updates!

Just poured through the Fusion verse ♥

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: May. 6th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, and welcome! :D

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quintenttsy

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from: quintenttsy
date: May. 27th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
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I'm not even really in the SPN fandom (or Hawaii Five-0 but I'm not actually sure what that is please don't kill me) but I would like to friend you because you seem like a rather awesome person AND CANADIAN and I may or may not be downloading all your podfics purely because of that. And I like your policy on wank because, seriously, that shit ruins fandoms for me, so yeah, hi. :D

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: May. 27th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Hey, no problem! Welcome aboard!

Hawaii Five-0 is a remake of an old cop show from the 70s. It's basically a buddy cop show filmed in Hawaii. It's fun and light-hearted and pretty, and worth watching for the chemistry between the characters and the really fun banter.

I hope you enjoy the podfic. :)

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oh these heroes come and go;

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from: micheleeeex
date: May. 31st, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
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I love Supernatural, Hawaii Five-0, Haven & White Collar. Add? :)

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: May. 31st, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
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Ooh, Haven! What a fun show. :)

Add away!

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