Penname: AcaciaJules [Contact]

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Member Since: 08/01/10

Membership status: Member

Bio: The fic I've posted was written WAY back in 2001, prior to the movie even coming out. I was 16, and in high school at the time, so I'll admit, the characterizations and writing is probably childish. When I have the time, I'll be re-writing it, but I currently have a full load class wise, with plenty of homework to keep my busy.

I don't really post many reviews, as I have been reading fan fiction for years. I don't bother replying much any more, because not much inspires me to. It takes something very good, or very bad for me to reply. The few great stories I found here, were before I had a confirmed account, so they aren't signed.

I also noticed I'm one of the few brave enough to post non-anonymous reviews here. I don't know where you got the idea that all reviews should be positive. That's never been the way these things work, nor should it. If your story sucks, you deserve to know. And Mary Sue's ARE considered the bane of fan fiction. Just Google "fan fiction Mary Sue" and see what you get. Readers HATE Mary Sue's.

As you might of guessed, I have some fan fiction pet peeves, I've developed over the years, and I know I'm not alone in my hatred of certain things:
1. Mary Sue's. What is a Mary Sue? Today "Mary Sue" carries a connotation of wish-fulfillment and is commonly associated with self-insertion (the writing of oneself into a fictional story). True self-insertion is a literal and generally undisguised representation of the author; most characters described as "Mary Sues" are not, though they are often called "proxies"[7] for the author. The negative connotation comes from this "wish-fulfillment" implication: the "Mary Sue" is judged a poorly developed character, too perfect and lacking in realism to be interesting. Such proxy characters, critics claim, exist only because authors wish to see themselves as the "special" character in question.
The term is also associated with cliché such as exotic hair and eye colors, mystical or superhuman powers, exotic pets, possessions or origins or an unusually tragic past, especially when these things are glaringly out of step with the consistency of the canon. These features are commonplace in "Mary Sues", though even a character who lacks them may be labeled a "Sue" by some critics. The term is more broadly associated with characters who are exceptionally and improbably lucky. The good luck may involve romance ("Mary Sue" always gets her man); adventure ("Mary Sue" always wins a fight or knows how to solve the puzzle) and popularity (the "right people" seem to gravitate towards the character). These characters have few problems while attempting to achieve their goals. "Everything goes her way" is a common criticism regarding "Mary Sues", the implication being that the character is not sufficiently humanized or challenged to be interesting or sympathetic. (Wikipedia, yes, there is a Wikipedia entry on this fanfiction epidemic.)

2. Self-Insertion: Used by those who don't even bother hiding their wish fulfillment of being in the story.

3. Writing Slash stories that make EVERY couple gay or lesbian. It's unrealistic, and stupid. Mix it up! Just because you're writing a slash story, doesn't mean everyone has to be gay! RENT rules because it deal with the entire spectrum of sexuality.

Affiliation: Pretender

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Reviews by AcaciaJules


Summary: Past, present, and future collide when the ultimate Centre betrayal comes to light, changing Jarod and Miss Parker's lives forever.

Categories: Season 4
Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, General, Romance
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 36343
Read Count: 3816
[Report This] Published: 22/04/05 Updated: 22/04/05


Title: Chapter 1: ch 1

Um, the child thing already happened. It's known as Baby Parker, born via Brigitte

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed
Date: 11/01/10
To End The Evil by icd
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary: It started with a letter and it turned into a struggle to end the evil.

Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: All the characters
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, General
Warnings: None

Series: To End The Evil Series
Chapters: 62 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 92876
Read Count: 101458
[Report This] Published: 25/04/05 Updated: 02/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Rememberance

Very well done. I'm also truly impressed by the length of your story, which allowed you to truly explore the characters, and tell a well rounded story.
There seems to be a small number of fics of this quality in this fandom, and I am so gald I was able to find yours. If the favorite stories area of this site actually worked, you would be listed with in mine.

Author's Response: *blushes* wow. thank you for those words. I'm glad you like it that much. if the favorites page doesn't work, do use the 'contact' button. I'm sure our lovely mod Jacci will take care of it if she can :)

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 18/01/10
Seizing Destiny by Phenyx
Rated: PG 13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 8]
Summary: Sometimes, to win the game you first need to surrender. Alone, we accomplish nothing.

Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 29309
Read Count: 21968
[Report This] Published: 29/04/05 Updated: 29/04/05


Title: Chapter 12: Office

Liked most of it, HATED the end. I don't like what you did to Sydney. He wouldn't have done that, EVER.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 13/01/10
Destiny Unfolding by Phenyx
Rated: PG 13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary: This story is a sequel to Seizing Destiny. If you haven't read that story first, you'll be completely lost. This first chapter is a bit harsh. Please abide by the PG-13 rating.



Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: General
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 2633
Read Count: 2001
[Report This] Published: 29/04/05 Updated: 29/04/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

Wow, how childish that you disabled PM's on your fanfiction.net account, you created JUST to reply to my fan fic. And how is a plot old and tired, when I wrote MINE back in 2001. Did you miss that part?
Oh, and the reason you don't see many positive reviews, is I have been reading fan fiction for years, I don't bother replying much any more. It takes something very good, or very bad for me to reply. The few great stories I found here, were before I had a confirmed account, so they aren't signed.
I also noticed I'm one of the few brave enough to post non-anonymous reviews here. I don't know where you got the idea that all reviews should be positive. That's never been the way these things work, nor should it. If your story sucks, you deserve to know. And Mary Sue's ARE considered the bane of fanfiction. Just google "fanfiction Mary Sue" and see what you get. Readers HATE Mary Sue's.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed
Date: 18/01/10
New Beginnings by Airam
Rated: PG 13 starstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: New friendships, new alliances, new discoveries... New Beginnings.

Categories: Indefinite Timeline
Characters: Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Original Character
Classifications: Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 56637
Read Count: 26737
[Report This] Published: 29/04/05 Updated: 30/04/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

This is a...stupid story. By stealing Lyle's daughter from him, that makes Jarod no better than the Centre. You've now made Jarod, just as bad as those he professes to hate. Nice move.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed star
Date: 13/01/10
Keep Cool Parker by M N
Rated: PG 13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Family Business

Categories: Season 3
Characters: Jarod, Miss Parker, Original Character
Classifications: Genres: General, Romance
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 40200
Read Count: 8927
[Report This] Published: 01/05/05 Updated: 04/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

Needs a lot of work. Poor plot line, poorly written, especially the opening. You have no reasons behind the character's actions, and Jarod wouldn't be stupid enough to date someone, especially not a woman with a child. AND he takes jobs to help people, he wouldn't just abandon his chosen target.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarhalf-star
Date: 13/01/10
Der Pakt by foxee
Rated: PG 13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Was wäre, wenn Jarod im Centre gefangen und in der Hand von Mr. Lyle wäre und Miss Parker NICHT in irgendeinem Krankenhaus läge... Würde sie so weitermachen wie bisher? Oder würde sie ihm helfen? Und wie weit würde sie gehen? Inspiriert durch die erste Folge der 4. Staffel

Categories: German
Characters: Broots, Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Mr Parker, Mr Raines, Sam, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: Romance
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 35857
Read Count: 5910
[Report This] Published: 03/05/05 Updated: 03/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Kapitel 1

This should be posted in the Non-English section.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed
Date: 13/01/10
Tapestry by SireesAnwar
Rated: PG starstarhalf-star [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Jarod is looking into a new Centre Project but isn't having the best of luck. Miss Parker and Broots realize the Centre has gone further than even they can take... will Miss Parker turn to Jarod and leave The Centre?

CHAPTER: Miss Parker and Broots discovers what the Centre's been up to and stumbles across Jarod and Ethan... the chase is on... or is it?

Categories: Post Season 4
Characters: Broots, Ethan, Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Sam
Classifications: Genres: Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 17765
Read Count: 6137
[Report This] Published: 03/05/05 Updated: 04/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: 1. The Chase

Your plot seems jumbled, and thrown together. You're rushing things along, and half the time, it's hard to figure what's happening, or why character's are acting the way they are. On top of which, your characterizations are OC.
It's a great idea, but your execution needs lots of work.

Author's Response:

Yeah, not one of my best.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarhalf-star
Date: 10/01/10
Delusions by Krystal McDermott
Rated: PG 13 [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Jarod, MP, Syd and Broots invade my reality, when Lyle decides to come after my family and I.

Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Original Character, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: Comedy
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 34756
Read Count: 13362
[Report This] Published: 05/05/05 Updated: 05/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

Self insertions, the only type of story that is LOWER than a Mary Sue. Shame so deep, your children and parents, and all you know, feel embarrassed by you.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed
Date: 15/01/10
Summary: Sequel to "Retrospective" & "Picking Up the Pieces". Seven years have passed since Jarod vanished. Now he's back - with a plan to even the score.

Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Baby Parker, Broots, Miss Parker, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 204810
Read Count: 19024
[Report This] Published: 07/05/05 Updated: 07/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The Return

This has to be THE BEST fan fiction on this site. Bar none. I mean seriously! How many people even BOTHER to invest so much thought, time, plotting, and effort into writing a story anymore. Especially in this fandom, which seems so bereft of well written, unique, beautifully plotted stories.
It is definitely my favorite in the series as well, as it focuses on Jarod and Miss Parker. Debbie almost hijacks the rest of the series after the incident. Which would be my only complaint. (besides that minor error of switching Crystal and Cricket halfway through one of the later stories in this series, which is easily fixed.)

I truly hope you write another epic for Jarod and Miss Parker. Maybe one that gets them together sooner! (so they don't lose so much time that they could be together!)

I had to reset my rating scoring system, because THIS is a 10, and what I've read before definitely doesn't measure up.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 18/01/10
Summary: Lyle's actions have left a child without a father. Can anything be done to turn back time and set what once went wrong right....or maybe God has plans of his own

Categories: Season 2
Characters: Broots, Jarod, Kyle, Lyle, Miss Parker, Mr Parker, Mr Raines, Original Character, Other Centre Character, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, General
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed:No
Word count: 20038
Read Count: 5341
[Report This] Published: 07/05/05 Updated: 07/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

Oh. My. God. You wrote a Mary Sue! Possibly a SELF-INSERTION Mary Sue! You should feel sooooo much shame. SHAME!!!

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstar
Date: 13/01/10
Summary: It started out as a challenge & developed a life of its own. Who is Baby Parker? And what happens when his real parents want him back? Please R&R

Categories: Post Season 4
Characters: Baby Parker, Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 40517
Read Count: 26838
[Report This] Published: 12/05/05 Updated: 13/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Mommy's Boy

You've already got my unsigned review, but I want to make sure you know, that while I left a critique, hopefully you noticed that I gave it a rating of 8. I truly enjoyed the story, and was very impressed by the plot.
The idea of Miss Parker giving up her child, and any claim to it, for it's safety, and the safey of Jarod is such a beautiful idea. I am a Baby Parker addict, and I just wish there were more good, LONG stories out there about him, and his existence!
I will definitely add this to my re-read list of favorite fics. Nice job!

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 18/01/10
Gray Areas by Nicky
Rated: PG 13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Lyle meets someone who changes his entire life. That new life is threatened when Jarod's actions, although done for the right reasons, turn out wrong for all involved.

Categories: Season 4
Characters: Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Original Character
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 27786
Read Count: 3895
[Report This] Published: 26/05/05 Updated: 26/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Gray Areas (1/4)

I liked it! Would have been better if Carly had shown up, cause Carly rules! (though she belongs with Jason. Always did, from the moment she came to PC...*sniff*) That said, I doubt anyone who wasn't so fond, and familiar with GH would really enjoy the story. You used the PC character's and locations too much. It's only due to my familiarity with the people and places that a lot of it made sense to me.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 16/01/10
Sleight of Hand by KB
Rated: G starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary: A woman with a few tricks up her sleeve may know more than she's letting on.

Categories: Post Pretender 2001
Characters: Angelo, Broots, Debbie, Ethan, Jarod, Jarod's Family, Lyle, Miss Parker, Mr Parker, Mr Raines, Original Character, Other Centre Character, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: General
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 204645
Read Count: 29288
[Report This] Published: 26/05/05 Updated: 26/05/05


Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

People who write Mary Sue's...ugh. Shameful that you even had the audacity to post this. Ick.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed half-star
Date: 13/01/10
Music of the Heart by KB
Rated: PG starstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary: The murder of a Centre employee has Miss Parker and Sydney on the run.

Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Angelo, Broots, Debbie, Ethan, Jarod, Miss Parker, Original Character, Other Non-Centre Related Character, Sam, Sydney, The Clone
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 70121
Read Count: 24212
[Report This] Published: 31/05/05 Updated: 31/05/05


Title: Chapter 4: Part 3 – Andante

No, no man would sacrifice HIS DAUGHTER to let his colleagues live. Broots made it VERY clear in the first season, that his daughter came first. Her safety, was what enabled him to stand up to Miss Parker in the first place (and she scared the shit out of him).
Poorly done.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed
Date: 11/01/10
Summary: "Transformations" was intended to be a spoof "It's A Wonderful Life," but grew into something else entirely.

Categories: Season 2
Characters: Baby Parker, Jarod, Miss Parker, Mr Raines, Original Character, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 12258
Read Count: 3888
[Report This] Published: 06/08/05 Updated: 06/08/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

Baby Parker is the baby Brigitte had, Season 4, Episode 9.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed
Date: 13/01/10
Summary: Miss Parker and Jarod become allies in order to help Ethan; Mr. Cox captures Zoe and Major Charles on their way to see a slowly improving Emily. Mr. Lyle and Mr. Parker have new job prospects coming their way

Categories: Post Season 4
Characters: Broots, Ethan, Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Mr Parker, Mr Raines, Sydney, Zoe
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, General
Warnings: None

Series: You're Unpredictable Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 13828
Read Count: 2041
[Report This] Published: 28/08/05 Updated: 28/08/05


Title: Chapter 1: You're Unpredictable

Ok, I'm not reading ANY Of what you claimed in the summery, AND you stated this was completed.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starhalf-star
Date: 10/01/10
Life Uncommon by Callisto
Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Miss Parker finally gets out of her prison.

Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Baby Parker, Ethan, Jarod, Lyle, Miss Parker, Mr Raines, Sydney
Classifications: Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 34314
Read Count: 6353
[Report This] Published: 08/10/05 Updated: 08/10/05


Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

I adore this fic, ever since I first saw it on another site. It's nice to see Ethan traveling to find his sister for a change!
It's a wonderful story, and has been placed in my links, as a story to read again and again.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 18/01/10
Retired
Free Falling by slowly
Rated: R starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 27]
Summary: Miss Parker is forced to rely on Jarod for help when she is hurt fleeing Centre Sweepers.

Categories: Post IOTH
Characters: Baby Parker, Broots, Ethan, Jarod, Jarod's Family, Lyle, Miss Parker, Mr Raines, The Clone, Zoe
Classifications: Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Warning: Sexual Content

Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed:Yes
Word count: 45768
Read Count: 58463
[Report This] Published: 22/07/07 Updated: 22/07/07


Title: Chapter 1: Wounded

I love and adore this story. I truly wish the favorites section of the site worked, so this could be on my list.
Great job on the characterization, especially with Miss Parker. I will definitely be on the look out for more from you, and be reading this over and over agian. It's a fine example of what other authors should strive to produce.

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 18/01/10
Title: Chapter 5: Kissing and Shopping

It was Broots. It was awesome. He called up the hotel, pretending to be Sydney, doing a BAD imitation of Sydney's accent, and requested they be left on Miss Parker's pillow. He hangs up, acting all smug, the phone rings, and he answers hello in the accent, only for it to turn out to be Mr. Raines. LOL!

Reviewer: AcaciaJules Signed
Date: 18/01/10