Helen (Helenish)

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Name: Helen
Alias(es): helenish
Type: Fan Writer
Fandoms: The Sentinel, The Phantom Menace, Sports Night, popslash, Harry Potter, Stargate Atlantis, Inception, Teen Wolf
URL: livejournal
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Helen is a popular slash writer who has written fanfic in several fandoms. She is also known as Helenish (her livejournal account name).

Fan Comments

When Helen arrived in Sentinel fandom, she was initially controversial due to her lack of capitalization and odd. use of punctuation; she often used a period in place of a dash or a pause in dialogue - It didn't take long for people to figure out that this wasn't some inexperienced newbie, but someone who was genuinely experimental with prose: who knew the rules [and broke them anyway].[1]
Yes, the punctuation and lack of capitalization take some getting used to, but she's worth it. If you read her stuff aloud, you'll see that she's perfectly captured the guys' speech patterns (well, okay, not their speech patterns exactly — the Jim and Blair on the show were never this funny or bitingly articulate — but the speech patterns they would have had, if only the show had had better writers). Read her for the humor and the honesty. [2]

Influential Works


  1. User:Speranza, 14 October 2008 edit
  2. from This is Katya
  3. http://helenish.talkoncorners.net/samep.shtml
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