Sentinel Slash Virtual Season Interview with KimAnne

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Title: Sentinel Slash Virtual Season Interview with KimAnne
Interviewer: Sentinel Slash Virtual Season
Interviewee: KimAnne
Date(s): 2000?
Medium: online
Fandom(s): The Sentinel
External Links: author interview is here; author reference link
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KimAnne was interviewed for Sentinel Slash Virtual Season as an author, and then again as a beta reader.

Part of a Series

See Sentinel Slash Virtual Season Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

I found fanfiction when I first go interested in Hercules and Xena. From there I found archives of stories for the X-Files fandom, and found my way to other fandoms and slash.
I was introduced to Jim and Blair at my first time at Connexions, it was love at first sight <g> Afterward, I went and looked for it on TV and on the internet. I read a lot, I don't write all that often, at least not yet.
I've never written a threesome, but some of the stories I've found are wonderful. I tend to like Simon with Jim and Blair most of the time.
Hercules and Xena [are my other fandoms I wrote for], but I haven't written there in a while either, and if I did it's under a different name so I guess that doesn't really matter huh? Why? I like the characters, and I feel a sorta nostalgic for it, it's the first fandom that I was active in - on mailing lists anyway.
I like to read the stories slowly, and look into things, make sure everything is consistant. I also like discussing storylines, characters, I tend to delve in deeply at times. <g> Also like the sneak preview, and the fact that I've seen something no one else has. I hope that I'm able to help the writer flush out different ideas and thoughts, that's what I like most.
I don't think a background is necessary, but beta's should really care about the characters and story itself. Sometimes one beta can't do the grammar and such, just the plot, characterizations, etc. So you have two, usually beta's will know their limits, or at least what their specialty is. Patience and honesty is also needed, and above all a good way of suggesting your thoughts. As a beta you don't want to insult the writer, so politeness is also needed.
I like to hope that I'm able to help maintain a characters actions, make sure the plot was believable in terms of what was laid out in the beginning, and that the writer gets more ideas from my comments or just learns a different way of saying something.