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One of the "substitute people"
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
Okay... I don't usually get blunt on-line
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geekmama From: geekmama Date: July 11th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not into snippets, drabbles, prompts, long sentences, whatever you call them. They're like Tic-Tacs--satisfying for about 20 seconds and then they're gone with no lasting impact. But hey--that's me.

No, you're not the only one who complains about that. We have a member of Black Pearl Sails who really gets annoyed at having her appetite whetted with drabbles and never getting into the "meat" of a story. That's one reason I was persuaded to continue Dark of the Moon, which was originally a double drabble (200 words exactly), as I recall.

I'm certain there will be more Will/Jack and Will/Jack/Elizabeth (and possibly even Will/Jack/Elizabeth/Norrington, which was my thought on first seeing the swordfight), but longer stories take time. Meanwhile, you have read tessabeth's Will/Jack stories, haven't you? She just posted them to her journal recently (they used to be on the Parlay Archive and on webcrowmancer's now defunct but much missed site). I assume you've read fabu's stuff (she writes great W/J/E) and the_stowaway's. And then viva_gloria's fics are always worth rereading (over and over).
araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Good--so it's not just me. You see, I come from fandoms that are known for very long fics (they shall remain nameless--I'm not uttering one of their names here under swordpoint) and shorter snippets/drabbles/whatever aren't so prevalent. It makes me nuts to see stuff that's 300 words or 500 words--that's not a fic--that's a memo. ;)

Yes, I've grabbed a bunch from tessabeth and fabu, as well as viva_gloria and a few others. I believe the_stowaway is new, but I might be wrong. I'll go check her out now. I found a few things on Parley and was in the middle of checking it out fully when it went down. *sigh* Took me forever to find *that*.

I honestly don't begrudge anyone their pairings. I don't. The more fic there is, the happier everyone is. But me personally? I wouldn't read a Norrington fic if you paid me. Not with anyone. I can't say why, just that he's not my cuppa. So right there, half the fic that's out there is out for me. And I really just thought there would be more J/W after the release of the new film, but alas--not so much.

It's really just a disappointment and me venting it on lj. Sorry If I've offended or annoyed. 'Twas not my intent. *hugs*
geekmama From: geekmama Date: July 12th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Well you certainly haven't offended me!

But the_stowaway usually includes Norrington in her fics, so maybe that won't work (although they ARE exceptionally good. But still).

I'm not so much with the J/W, I'm afraid. tessabeth's are my favorites 'cause she can talk me into it. And I love shrift's Hurricane Jack -- cracks me up every time.
araestel From: araestel Date: July 12th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad I didn't offend! *hugs*

Yes, I checked her out but her fics, while I'm confident they're well written, just aren't my pairing. And "Hurricane Jack" I just found last night so I have something to read!
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