|Type:||Fan Writer, Fan Editor, Fan Publisher|
|Fandoms:||Blake's 7, The Professionals, M*A*S*H, myths and legends|
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Jane Carnall is a brave and idiosyncratic Scottish writer and editor who started writing, and even fan publishing (the slash and gen multimedia zine "touched") when she was still underage. Her first fanfiction was published in E-Man-Uelle. She's known for a rather dry writing style, and for almost never liking the usual OTP of a fandom -- on Star Trek, she was a Spock/McCoy writer, and a Bodie/Cowley one in The Professionals fandom. Also known for unusual crossovers, long before they were common: Cowley/Illya, Blake/Spock, Spock/Avon, and others.
- Two-up Truly Queered -- a Pros circuit story responsefic to a story called Two-up by Jane of Australia. A stunning bitch-slap of a story, done as a response to the perceived homophobia of the first story.
- "touched", the zine -- a mm zine, more overtly political and lesbian than usual for zines of the time -- also, published at a time when zine editors frequently inveighed against zine pirates, it was known for being "copylefted", free to copy.
- The Fox and The Wolf trilogy in The Professionals -- a Bodie/Cowley series (Lest These Dark Days, This Classical Dilemma, and As Games Are Played), that ends with them being outed, and Cowley finally realizing how deep (a) his own internalized homophobia is and (b) how great Bodie's love for him is. (Followed by a circuit zine of outtakes from the series, by Jane, but also by others, called Woven Patternings.
- Look Through My Eyes -- a get Cowley story once described as "all hurt, no comfort -- it's not a Wringer, a Blender, or even a Grinder. At the end, there's nothing but ash."
- Married Dance -- a novella-length slash Highlander, ST:TNG, The Persian Boy story -- an amazing crossover, marred only by, in some Highlander fans view, the author's too-evident disdain for Duncan. (See Hero Bashing.)
- Mirror M*A*S*H, referenced in Ellen Fremedon's widely read Id Vortex post.