So, I claim all the time that I only read like three or four authors because I've been burned by reading a great summary and a good first chapter and then the rest of the fic blows. I know I'm not the only one who has been plagued by this. And I'm not even saying that I know how to write fics that don't do the same thing.
But I've been trying to branch out lately. In fact, I read one the other day that was recced on Dramione. It was okay. Not the greatest thing I ever read, but it was fairly good, until the end. *sigh* I take issue with fics that throw in sex just because they want there to be sex. When your fic can stand up without sex being thrown in, then be happy with that. Don't fall back on that because you don't really know how to end it unless it happens. The fic, as I said, was very good. it went like 10 chapters, building on a relationship, a friendship, without sex being tossed into the mix and then suddenly, without warning, BAM there it was. And it was like a damn marathon after that, which kind of bored me. *sigh* I'm not saying that I don't like to read a smutty little thing here and there, I do. In fact, most of the writers I read write the best smut out there, but I'm just sort of disappointed that this fic went there when it really didn't have to. I thought it was great up until that point.
So, anyway, I guess what I'm saying is that I kind of like fics without it. I think it works with some plot lines. Draco and Hermione do tend to bring out the smuttiness in all of us, amethyst18
, I'm lookin at you! It's that volatile relationship where it's just all this build up and it eventually has to explode in a physical way.
Anyway, does anyone know what I'm talking about? Agree? Disagree?