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A not-so-brief intro to this LJ

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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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