Te

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Name: Te
Alias(es): thete1, Janete, Daddy793
Type: Archivist, Fan Writer, Moderator
Fandoms: Angel the Series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, DC Comics, Due South, Smallville, X-Files, X-Force
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URL: Teland
thete1 (LJ)
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Te has been a member of various fandoms for over a decade.

She is archivist for Lost Boys Archive, Remember Us, an archive "devoted to fanfiction about characters of color"[1], was moderator of a Five Things challenge in 2003, Little Black Dress Challenge starring Krycek, and ran the wereadshite livejournal for recs site updates. She wrote extensively in all her fandoms.

Her early writing partners were Alicia in The X-Files, Debchan and The Spike in X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel the Series, Jessica in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Jane St Clair under the name Janete in X-Men and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, though she occasionally cowrote with Branwyn (X-Files), Pares (X-Files), Sheila (Angel the Series), Lat (Due South), Jack Buggery, Linabean (Smallville), and Seperis (Smallville).

Te posted the first Spike/Xander fic, Post-Grad and Post-Grad II in March/April 1999.

She's currently very involved with DC Comics fandom.

History

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Notable Works

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Angel:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Cicatrix (Co-written with Debchan and TheSpike)

DC Comics:

due South:

Smallville:

X-Men/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover:

X-Files:

Interviews

Fan Reactions and Comments

[2000]:
One of the best authors in fanfiction, the excellent Te's work centers on The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a whole slew of assorted rarer fandoms. Te has the quality the better slashers possess of not taking hir work too seriously all the time. Story summaries reveal everything from "Mulder goes looking for Alex, and is found by him" to "An unfortunate incident involving T&A, a bottle of Finlandia, Bobo III aka Sam the Homosexual Slut Bear, and 12 (go ahead, count 'em) mystical trollkinds inadvertently ripped a hole in the fabric of space-time, leaving our own reality wide open and heartwrenchingly vulnerable to this exceedingly alternate universe. [2]
[2008]:
Okay, let's talk about Te a moment, since I can't think about DCU without thinking about her. Three points are required to form a stable surface, so I use that metaphor to talk plot and characterization--it takes 3 points to create an interesting characterization to me, as one-dimensional and two-dimensional characters don't hold my attention. [3]
[2008]:
I dissented violently and openly from many of Te's DCU characterizations--I think she actually annotated one of my stories on de.lici.ous with a comment like "Sarah hereby opposes my fundamental view of the DCU." Some of them bordered on the incomprehensible to me. But--for me personally--it's better to have a fandom with Te-like figures out there, throwing out weird radical stuff, than without. It tends to open up imaginative spaces in fandom for play that otherwise aren't going to exist. Te-like figures destabilize the space-time continuum of fanon, so to speak, and--for me personally--offset the strong tendency of fandom to go a little bit too far with the urge to have "more of the same." [4]
[2008]:
Oh, I didn't say those were your only two choices; I brought up Te because she did bring the diveristy of characterization to DCU, putting it front and center, and I think that "school of thought" if you will is still in play today. it had a big impact, which is what we agree on. It may not have produced stories I liked or wanted to read, but it did create a lot of diversity. It's just not a big win for me, and it made me realize that diveristy at that level isn't that important to me. [5]


References

  1. Remember Us
  2. from Homoerotic Fanfiction: Slashing Culture
  3. July 6, 2008 comment by wickedwords on something's lost in translation, livejournal post by seperis.
  4. July 6, 2008 comment by harriet spy on something's lost in translation, livejournal post by seperis.
  5. July 6, 2008 comment by wickedwords at something's lost in translation, livejournal post by seperis.


Related Links
People Debchan, Jane St Clair, LaT, Jack Buggery, Linabean, Livia Penn, Pares, Seperis, TheSpike
Places ClarkLex, ClarkLexFic, Due South Archive, Remember Us, Smallville Slash Archive
Things