So, not much lately?

Well, we’ve been deep into some really good stuff lately.  Stuff that hasn’t needed CBN to jump in, put our hands out like a traffic cop, and pull a writer over for crimes so abominable against the English language, they shouldn’t be allowed to write.

One thing got passed between two of the people here.  A cute story.  Really cute.  I love the premise and everything.  The author’s pretty darn good.  It’s just that this particular story is in “rough draft” form; it says right in the title that it’s not betaed.  I take that into consideration when reading things.  And trust me – “Daughter” by velocitygrass is cute.

I just – me personally – have a hard time reading the following without wanting to claw my eyes out.

Ugh!  When speaking, you don’t say “Lt.” and you sure as hell don’t tell someone “btw”.  But yes.  It’s not betaed, so we’re not going to come down on the author.  We just hope it gets betaed sometime soon!

When it’s not horrible, but it can be better

So I was reading a story (found here at this link).  It’s actually kind of cute; the premise is good.  Of course we’re suckers for John Sheppard and his stunted emotions.  There’s actually a lot of intriguing things about this piece of fic.

It’s just that I, personally, cannot get past the idiosyncrasies of the story bits themselves.  Things like this:

“Oh, and Lt, next time you try a stunt like that, you’ll be on inventory duty for the next six months.”


(snip)… he had the other man’s back and knew his 2IC had his.

See, these would be considered a distractingly improper use of abbreviations.  That, and several bits of word choices in the piece just are irksome.  This author could very well have use for a beta to sort these things out.