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February 19th, 2005
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Returning Spring - Final Story

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Date:June 3rd, 2005 11:44 am (UTC)
torturing the more romantic of your readers is just sadism...

And here I thought it was the characters I'm torturing! I quote from one of my betas (about the story I'm working on now):

"Oh what you're doing to poor Scott! Well, you only hurt the ones you love."

I do plan to write a third and final series in my version of the Phoenix saga. But I have two other projects I need to do first. I'm in the middle of a story series that follows A Time to Every Purpose, and I have a ficathon thing due July 1 (but that's a one-shot and should be quick).
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Date:June 4th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
Well, you only hurt the ones you love.

Yes, yes, I've heard the theory, but I think your beta was being too nice! Sadism I tell you! :)

I do plan to write a third and final series in my version of the Phoenix saga.

Oh that is a relief! At first, I was just relieved that it really was not Jean (in spite of the way her character has been abused in the recent past, I still like her) but then I felt so worried that you may stop there.

Good luck on all the writing projects: I'll be right here, reading!
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Date:June 5th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
I like Jean, too. It took me a long time to warm up to her, but once I did I really developed a fondness for her. I even found her a fella :-) so she wouldn't be so lonely. Well, in my X1 stuff. Not sure what happens to her yet in the X2 series.
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Date:June 5th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Well, Jean as she has been portrayed in the past 15 years or so is not very likeable, but she used to be an ideal girl one upon a time: strong, loyal, smart and pretty, but able to recognize the intrinsic worth of a geek like Scott vs. a flashy boy like Warren in spite of the peer pressure... I admit I feel like she has been trampled on quite thoroughly ever since Chris Claremont took over. Obviously not his intent, but the guy cannot write a sympathetic woman character to save his life. This in itself would not a problem, if he did not insist on focusing on femal protagonists constantly; I think he was traumatized early on by someone telling him he was good at it... And all subsequent X-writers seem to have taken a page from his book regarding her character. Well, that's just my take on it, of course, I am not sure if anyone else -les biaised- would see it that way! :D

Certainly I do like the fact that in your X1 series you do not bash her needlessly but show her viewpoint with sensitivity: there is no need IMHO to abuse canon female SOs in order to clear the way for a slash pairing. There are better ways to deal with the issue in a civilized fashion which only require a modicum of imagination.
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