Jane Rucker

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Fan
Name: Jane
Alias(es): Obsidia Greaves, Jane6, jane_rucker
Type: fan writer
Fandoms: Harry Potter
Communities: Checkmated
Other: retired
URL: jane_rucker on LiveJournal (deleted)
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Jane Rucker, best known as simply Jane, was a Harry Potter fan writer. She was also known as Obsidia Greaves (also the name of one of her OCs) on The Sugar Quill, where she was a reviewer but did not post stories, and on FictionAlley.[1][2] She posted as "Jane" at Checkmated, Gryffindor Tower,[3] and at FanFiction.Net,[4] where her name was later changed to Jane6.[5]

In early January 2006, Jane removed the last of her fanfiction from the internet. She has requested that her stories not be saved or shared among fans.[6]

History

Jane joined FanFiction.Net in December 2002,[5] Checkmated in March 2003,[7] and FictionAlley in April 2003.[1] In May 2003, she wrote:

"I read Harry Potter by accident and am now obsessed. I found checkmated because I read Sugar Quills by ShellyK on ffnet, and I could only continue it at checkmated, and I'm glad I did, because hey, nothing like a little tasteful porn at work."[8]

Jane primarily wrote Ron/Hermione stories, several of which also featured Harry/Ginny. One of her stories, Lotharius, contained some slash content: an OMC had unrequited feelings for Ron, and they were forced to be intimate in an AMTDI-type situation. The sequel, Clock, explored the OC's fantasies about Ron. Jane also wrote one Harry/Hermione story, an outtake to ThaliaChaunacy's (R/Hr endgame) Just Desserts.

Retirement from Fandom

Jane appears to have taken her stories off FictionAlley around September 2003,[9] and deleted her LiveJournal and her stories from FanFiction.net around September 2004.[10][11] On January 4, 2006, all her stories except Black Christmas (a collaboration with Portkey) were removed from Checkmated. Black Christmas was also removed when Porkey took her own stories off Checkmated, though it can still be found under friendslock at Porkey's fic journal.

Portkey, the Checkmated administrator who removed Jane's stories at her request, reported that Jane had struggled with the decision to delete her stories from the archive since March 2005. Portkey also asked fans to "honor and respect Jane's wishes that her fics not be saved, reprinted, or distributed in any way or form without her express permission."[6]

Fanworks

  • The Heat Series:
  1. Hot Day -- A short summer ficlet. Harry takes a swim and Ron gets in trouble. Summer before 5th Year.[12] (March 2003 or before)[13]
  2. Torch -- Harry spies on the girls and gets more than he bargained for. (29 April 2003)
  3. Long Night -- Harry can't sleep and ends up spending some quality time with Ginny; Ron and Hermione have it out. (09 May 2003 - 11 June 2003)
  4. Birthdays - A progression of firsts for Ron and Hermione, on their birthdays. (30 September 2003)
  • Injury -- Ron gets hurt, Hermione gets upset, and Harry makes a friend. (March 2003 or before)
  • Therapy -- At Dumbledore's insistance, Harry & Co. get some professional help. (26 March 2003 - 31 March 2003?)
  • Conversations With Dr. Hammond -- Sequel to "Therapy". The Three Musketeers talk to the doctor through his enchanted diary. (01 April 2003 - 06 May 2003)
  • Window -- Ron doesn't want to miss his window, so he visit's Hermione's late at night. Set summer after Seventh Year. (25 June 2003)
  • I suck at titles -- A parody of the worst of HP Fandom. Not intended seriously. It's funny! I'm funny! Read it. Please. (29 July 2003)
  • Lotharius -- Something strange is lurking in the Forbidden Forest, and it needs Hermione... and the consequences of refusal and betrayal are deadly. (18 July 2003 - 15 September 2003)
    • Sequel: Clock (06 February 2004)
  • Black Christmas (co-written with Portkey) -- We all know what happened during the Christmas holiday at Grimmauld Place, but what could have happened?[14] (05 October 2003 - 12 December 2004)
  • Path -- Ron looks back in his old age. (01 March 2004)[16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Profile For Obsidia Greaves at FictionAlley Park. (Accessed 16 October 2013.) [WebCite]
  2. From a 05 May 2003 post at Checkmated Forums: "My name isn't really Jane, but it's my favorite name, so I chose it as my pen name for checkmated and ffnet (which I am growing to hate). I'm still trying to figure out if it's dumb to have my pen name on a ff website be a real name instead of something more clever, like SparkleTronSeventyFive. Over at the Sugar Quill, where I can't post stories, and at Fiction Alley, I go by Obsidia Greaves. " (Step up and say Hi: post #70, accessed 16 October 2013 via Google's cache)
  3. Jane at Gryffindor Tower, archived by the Wayback Machine 17 June 2003. She joined in April or May 2003 (see Authors I-J, where Jane is not listed as of 19 April 2003, and The Library, where Jane is listed as updating on May 26th.).
  4. Hello at FictionAlley Park, What's YOUR Favorite Fanfic? II: Post 904561, posted 8 February 2004. See also: LavenderBrown's author note on The Book of Morgan Le Fey, posted December 2003. (Accessed 17 October 2013).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jane6's FanFiction.Net profile, archived 29 September 2004. Account created 24 December 2002. It stated: "Yo, they changed my name without even ASKING me. :P I am now Jane6, apparently. No longer just Jane. I'm searching the back of my neck for a microchip right now."
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Jane specifically requested that I make it clear she does not want copies of her stories being kept or shared with anyone. Period." Portkey at Checkmated Forums. Say Farewell To Jane's Fics. 04 January 2006. (Accessed 21 August 2011; also available via Google's cache as of 15 October 2013.)
  7. She was not in Checkmated's Author Listing as of 08 March 2003, but was as of 22 April 2003, though she appears in the site's Member List as of 10 March 2003. Her first stories at Checkmated were published on 20 March 2003.
  8. Jane at Checkmated Forums. Step up and say Hi: post #70. 05 May 2003. (Accessed 16 October 2013 via Google's cache.)
  9. A link to her story on FA was posted on 13 August 2003 (KitSa at FictionAlley Park, Post 700995 at R/Hr ...cruisin'... thread). On 29 October 2003 another posted reported that the link was dead, but that Jane's stories were still available at Checkmated and FanFiction.net (Angelfeather at FictionAlley Park, Post 797023 at R/Hr ...cruisin'... thread). (Accessed 17 October 2013.)
  10. ThaliaChaunacy reports on 23 September 2004 that Jane deleted her LiveJournal (Just Desserts: post 97 at Checkmated Forums, accessed 18 October 2013 via Google's cache). The Wayback Machine last captured Jane's journal on 16 June 2004.
  11. Her stories were available at FanFiction.Net as of September 29, 2004 but deleted as of November 10, 2004. (As archived by the Wayback Machine.)
  12. Summaries by Jane, as they appeared on Checkmated.
  13. Dates according to published/last updated dates on Checkmated. Jane joined Checkmated in March 2003, so stories posted to Checkmated in March may have been written (and published on FanFiction.Net) before then.
  14. Portkey at portkey_fics on LiveJournal. Master List. (Accessed 19 December 2012.)
  15. ThaliaChaunacy at Checkmated Forums. Just Desserts: post #76. 09 January 2004. (Accessed 18 October 2013 via Google's cache.)
  16. Rec by gwynlen. Ron Recs, posted 31 January 2005. (Accessed 18 October 2013.)