I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Sharon, my very first fic friend and one who had a huge impact on me as a fan fic writer. We met back in the Alice fandom, where I got my start in fan fiction. We shared a mutual love of Hatter and left so many back-and-forth comments on each other's fics that we eventually moved to e-mailing and have been doing that ever since.
Sharon helped me evolve as a fic writer. For example:
- "I wrote a Sentinel fusion. You don't know what Sentinel is? Well, let me tell you..." (14 fics and all the DVDs later)
- "I'm writing an NCIS fic. What do you mean, you've never seen the show?" (1 fic and 8 DVD boxed sets later)
- "Now that you have some Sentinel under your belt, have you read Keira Marcos' Sentinels of Atlantis fic? Wait, you've never heard of Stargate Atlantis?" (10 fics and all the DVDs and some books and some action figures later)
Sharon is also the one that eased me into the world of slash, which as you may know is about all I write these days. And I'd never known about it before I started actively writing fan fic.
So as you can see, I owe Sharon a lot. And she's still my biggest fan. Happy Birthday, babes! All the love!