I'm harmless... I just want to read
Hi to all authors of fanfiction out there who prefer to 'friend' only people with active journals.
I just want to say that there are people out there like me who have no intention of taking your wonderful fics and doing god-knows-what with them - we're just avid fanfiction readers who enjoy reading other people's fanfics but aren't writers themselves.
In fact, a lot of times when I'm reading a really well-written and thought-out fanfic, I'm always wondering what this author does for a living coz it's pretty obvious her calling is for writing. I have always praised these authors in my head and thanked my lucky stars that I found out about their fics but I must admit it was only recently that I've started commenting on fics that I've read (but I'm a slooooow reader so it might take a while) - mostly coz I'm computer illiterate and never knew how to 'write' back - but also, truth be told, I always figured someone else will comment that the fics are great and that's what I think so too so no need to add in my two cents worth.
But now I know it's nice being told that someone out there likes their stuff so I do try to comment if I have something nice to say but I also feel embarrassed coz I don't have anything constructive to say besides just gushing about liking the fic and sounding like an ass-kisser. (yep, I work in an office where I'm the lowest on the rung and wish that all ass-kissers will get their comeuppance but get frustrated coz in real life, they don't)
Anyway, I digress, I just want to say that I'm a harmless 50 year old female who enjoy reading fanfics with happy endings for her favourite couple ... wait, wait, I do read death fics too ... but preferably with a happy, hopeful feeling like McLachlan's 'Counting Blue Cars'.
I really hope by writing this I haven't inadvertently caused more harm than good to my chances of being friended by wary authors.