Laura Jacquez Valentine
|Name:||Laura Jacquez Valentine|
|Type:||fanwriter, meta, reccer|
|Fandoms:||Due South, Harry Potter, Highlander, Lord of the Rings, The Sentinel, Smallville, Star Trek, Star Wars, X-Files, Sherlock (BBC)|
|Communities:||No Warning mailing list, Vulcan Reforged on DW|
|URL:||http://www.dementia.org/~jacquez/ (devilmonkey: laura jv's fannish home, defunct)|
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Laura Jacquez Valentine is a slash fan fiction writer. She began writing fan fiction in her teens in the mid-1990s, writing in both Star Trek and Beauty and the Beast fandoms. The first Star Trek story she posted was a Spock/female piece called "Lonely Words" in the summer of 1996.
A fan wrote: "She's a pull-no-punches writer, with a sharp, edgy, and occasionally hilarious take on whatever fandom she's gracing at the moment. I love her characterization; this is a woman who recognizes the existence of a y-chromosome, and depicts its effects accurately in her men. 
In 1999, she participated in an interview series on the COCO CHANNEL: "[My stories] have a very dreamlike quality, which is deliberate. Sometimes it slips into the surreal. I like to write psychological pieces, and the vast majority of my work is first-person. The insides of heads are peculiar places to be, but that's where most of my stories are set--inside someone's head. And the people aren't always reliable, or sane."  Also see An Interview with Laura Jacquez Valentine.
In 2002, she wrote: "I really enjoy complicated emotion and a great deal of intensity in my fictional relationships, and I find that it can be harder to get that in gen fanfiction. So when I find it, I tend to be all over it like a pack of wolves. :D I think, at some point, a lot of people (probably me included) start to find it difficult not to see certain kinds of intensity as sexual, whether it actually is or not. I'm not talking about subtext here, not really--I think a lot of slash is more than justified by subtext--just that people can become so narrowly focused on sex that that's what they see, rather than seeing other possibilities. Which is why I like to write stories that hover in the grey area between slash and gen. :)" 
Laura has totally blown me away with her Vulcans in "De Re Vulcania". She's obviously done a lot of thinking about what Vulcan culture would have to be, extrapolating from the clues in TOS and building an integrated and believable vision of a *very* alien and scary race of people. When I read the installments in this saga, I can almost feel the sting of windblown sand and the heat of an unrelenting sun. It's a masterpiece in the making and, no matter what series makes your heart pound, you should go read it if you haven't done so yet. And, as if that story wasn't enough, she's given us a lyrical glimpse of Uhura in "Angel of the Morning", a sensuous K/S PWP in "Winning and Losing", a submissive McCoy in "The Sound of His Voice", and a lovely Sarek/Amanda vignette in "Cranberry Wine". She's definitely on my scan-the-group list of authors. 
- Dog Tags series, a The Sentinel fic that assumes Blair did not lie when he said he flew helicopters in Desert Storm, and sort of anti-fanon at the time it was written, but was then followed by others with the same premise from other authors
- Zombie Hand of Rob Lowe, a fanfic critique
- The Wrong Tree, a Sherlock fic, "He didn't see why John wouldn't be interested, but John was peculiarly picky about some things (such as firing guns in the flat and going on dates with people who were not Sherlock), and he did not have enough data to know for certain whether John was, perhaps, only interested in burly men, or blond men, or non-sociopathic men. (On the other hand, John found shooting people pleasant and steadying, so he didn't have any room at all to object.)"
- from This is Katya
- 'An Interview with Laura Jacquez Valentine, September 1999
- Re: Mutant, April 21, 2002
- alt.startrek.creative, April 1999