Jamelia

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Name: Jamelia, JA Toner
Alias(es): Jam, Auntie Jam
Type: Fan Writer
Fandoms: Star Trek: Voyager
Communities: ASC, ASCEM, PTFever
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URL: http://members.aol.com/Jamelia116/meander.html
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Jamelia is a prolific Paris/Torres write in the Star Trek: Voyager fandom. She wrote many of the earliest and most influential stories for the pairing. She was an active member in the PT Collective messageboard, PTFever mailing list, ASC, and ASCEML. She is also archived in Trekiverse.

She was closely associated with Katie Redshoes.

Fans Comment

What can I say about the woman who drew me into fanfic. Jam has an amazing mind which delves so deep into each of the characters, drawing me into pairing I would never support otherwise and making me love them. I first discovered amazing fanfiction with last year's Warmth and thought that it couldn't get any better. I was so wrong as I took a look at this years Those Who Are Left Behind. That story had me crying and smiling, all in the same paragraph as I actually felt what the characters were feeling. Jam has the amazing ability to draw the reader into the stories and keep them there. Her characterizations are so close to canon it is amazing. Whether she is writing something like TWALB or a simple episode coda, she is impossible to put down. She is my inspiration and my salvation as I constantly reread her stories when I need help with my own or just a little pick-me-up. Thank you for all your hard work. [1]
Auntie Jamelia wrote one of my favorite 1998 Voyager fanfiction stories, "Those Who Are Left Behind" in which she re-wrote 4th Season canon in a plausible and wonderful way. More than many P/T writers, Jam writes Tom Paris beautifully, embracing his flaws, celebrating his virtues and creating a man we fans can adore. Jam is a driven, focused writer who crafts fun stories as well as the more serious, introspective pieces like "Quid Pro Quo." She's incredibly versatile and deftly writes multiple pairings. I can always pick up Jam's stories and know I'm in for a terrific ride, not to mention a thought provoking, carefully thought through piece of fiction. She is a wonderful mentor to younger writers and always has words of encouragement. The P/T universe would be in sad shape with out Jam! [2]
Auntie Jam! WOW! Um DangerMom want to share to title? Jam does know how to get jamming with words. Don't ask me how but the first time I found Jam's page I missed her Left Behind story. Shot me, but I did. Well what a treat it was to find it months later! Multi-tissue BOX story. One of those what ifs that really gets you thinking. Super storytelling. [3]
Janet writes the Voyager characters like she inhabits them, and her versatility in jumping from romance (besides her excellent P/T and J/C, by far the best K/7 in existence that I've read), to individual character pieces is amazing. She's explored both Tuvok and Janeway's characters with great insight. And her AU series "Warmth" is one of the best around. [4]
Ooh, Jamelia is another favorite. She doesn't do much short stuff -- her stories tend to take on lives of their own :-) -- but they're very much worth the time. I had the honor of being a beta reader on "Log Entries," and it made me despair of ever writing a decent followup to "Torrid" (I got over it, though I haven't done it yet!) -- and ambitious telling of the Voyager story from Caretaker through Day of Honor, from B'Elanna's POV. Outstanding! Not everything Jamelia's done has been posted on ASC yet, so forgive me for mentioning anything that hasn't been put up here yet -- but she's shown an impressive range, from the sweet and soulful "Moonlight and Shuttlecraft" to the angst of "The Mercenary" to the rollicking high spirits of "Satisfaction" to the intensity of "Quid Pro Quo." Not to mention her epic "Warmth" (which she swears to me is coming soon to the newsgroup, right, Janet??) [5]

Notable Works

References

  1. alt.startrek.creative, April 1999
  2. alt.startrek.creative, April 1999
  3. alt.startrek.creative, April 1999
  4. alt.startrek.creative, April 1999
  5. alt.startrek.creative, March 1998
  6. Ended before 2001

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