|Fandoms:||Angel, Stargate SG1, Battlestar Galactica (2003), Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, Star Trek (2009) and others|
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Rheanna is a well-known fan author who writes in multiple fandoms. She entered fandom in 1998, in The X-Files fandom, and published her first fanfiction for Stargate SG1. By 2000, she had entered the Angel fandom, where she soon became one of the best-known writers. Rheanna moved on to other fandoms after 2003, and has subsequently written in the Battlestar Galactica (2003), Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, and Star Trek (2009) fandoms, among others.
Rheanna writes: "My main fannish activities are writing and reading fic; I'm monofannish by nature, and tend to stick with one fandom for a couple of years at a time. I've written gen, het and slash, although I think of myself as a gen girl at heart. Above all, I love a good story, and so most of what I write (and read) is long-ish and plotty."
Most of her Angel the Series stories were novellas or novels which centered on the character Angel. She wrote gen ensemble pieces, as well as Angel/Cordelia (under the pseud inamorata). She co-wrote two AtS novels with Yahtzee. Almost all her AtS stories were very widely recommended, and Rheanna twice won the Best Angel Story category of the Halo Awards. Yahtzee writes: She captures the flavor of the show's dialogue better than just about any other writer out there.
A selection includes:
- Another Life (as inamorata) -- dark alternate universe. Doyle writes: My favourite A/C story.
- Crave -- Nestra writes: A great story that could be an episode, with a plot that gets to the heart of Angel's nature.
- For One Night Only -- Astrid writes: Of all the Angel fanfic I've read, this one probably comes closest to an actual episode of the show.
- In the Waiting -- original character point of view. Firerose gives this as a good example of a realistic, fleshed-out OC. Awarded Best Angel Story in the Summer/Fall 2002 Halo Awards.
- Splinter -- novel co-written with Yahtzee. Vonnie writes: an inventive, original and truly moving new fic by the two of the best Buffy and Angel writers in the fandom.
- Vivere -- Nestra writes: this story, in my opinion, illustrates the best thing about fanfiction: a well-written story can make me believe just about anything. & She's got all the characters dead cold. She's got a plot that I would kill for. She's got emotion and angst and joy. It's transcendent.
Rheanna's best-known story in this fandom is probably Ulysses, a thoughtful AU.
- The Hard Prayer -- probably SGA fandom's most popular apocafic. meishali writes: After read many post-apocalypse books and seen quite a few of those movies, I can honestly say The Hard Prayer is one of the best in this genre.
- Theory of Everything -- story with a similar premise to Tao of Rodney, written before the episode aired, also includes elements Kripked much later in episode The Shrine.
- Teenage Kicks -- de-aging story. wickedwords writes: It's a great character study of both John and Rodney at sixteen and as adults, showing a really lovely combination of vulnerability and adult behavior.
- Rewind, Reboot, Restore  -- SG-1-era Rodney McKay in Atlantis (amnesiafic). thady writes: And I love how we see the contrast, how beautifully in character he is, no matter the 'stage' he's at. We truly see how much he has grown. And John, who has lost the ability to deal with Rodney. And I ache for him.
- Fear of the Dark -- fancomic, art by astridv. Jennifer & Teyla friendship
- Fieldwork -- remix of Homework by busaikko. John/Ronon
Star Trek (2009)
- Fringe - Help Wanted, Astrid character study.
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Galactic Miscellany
- The Top-of-the-Journal Post (accessed 11 October 2011)
- "I am always thrilled when anyone wants to respond creatively to one of my stories, and so I give blanket permission for podfics, fan art, remixes, or anything else anyone might want to do with my fics." From Rheanna's AO3 profile page. (Accessed 5 Jan 2012)
- Better Buffy Fiction Archive (accessed 11 October 2011)
- Ice Cream for Freaks: Angel/Cordelia (accessed 11 October 2011)
- Polyamorous Recommendations: Angel (accessed 11 October 2011)
- Who's Afraid of the Mary-Sue? (accessed 11 October 2011)
- Halo Awards: Winners (accessed 20 April 2012)
- meishali in epic_recs. The Hard Prayer by Rheanna (PG-13), 14 October 2009. (Accessed 03 June 2011)
- wickedwords in stargateficrec, Teenage Kicks by Rheanna (R), 1.11.2008 (accessed 11.10.2011)
- thady in stargateficrec, Rewind, Reboot, Restore, by: Rheanna. (PG-13), 25.9.2008 (accessed 11.10.2011)
- fic rec (nuTrek): Lunch and Other Obscenities by Rheanna (accessed 11 October 2011)