So I went off camping no internet and you finished the story. It was an awesome story loved it. But you didn't answer the paternity question though with that woman I am not sure I would believe the results if I ran the test myself. Awesome story thank you for posting it.
Author's Response: LOL I'm sneaky that way. I hope you had fun camping. I am jealous. I have to admit that I don't recall settling that paternity test, or worrying about it for that matter. Thanx for pointing it out. I hope I speak for most readers when I say that Jack, being as wise as he is, must have felt certain that the pregnancy was a ruse or that the baby was not his. Anyway, if you don't mind, let's leave that question behind and move on to bigger and hopefully better stories. Thanx once again for all your reviews. If I don't respond to each one, it is because I am busy decorating my new house and writing another Captain Jack story. Now stay tuned for another blast from the past.
To be honest, one of the things I love about AU stories is that it is a chance to see my favorite characters in different settings and scenarios that I wouldn't get to see on the regular TV shows. If I wanted to see the SG1 characters in the same settings and roles, I would just watch the reruns over and over. But again, sites like this one give fans a chance to see more possibilities and sides to their favorite characters. With fan fiction and AU, there are no rules by networks, actors' contracts, or Nielsen ratings to hamper the writer's creativity. And I love that because you truly never know where the storylines on this site will take you. And you, Ms. Ziva are the queen of the twists and surprises. And I mean that in a good way. You always keep me guessing with your storylines and just when I think I have it figured out, you throw in another curve. I mean, I normally HATE westerns, but yet, I just adored your stories about SG1 in the great west. And trust me when I say, to get me to enjoy that story took extreme talent by you, Z. :-) Okay, I hope this isn't rude, obnoxious, or over stepping, but you co-wrote a story and a sequel with the equally awesome PaulineFitz, I believe it was called, "If Only" I was just wondering if there was any chance that you might consider posting those 2 stories here. Thanks again for your amazing stories. Another Captain Jack story? YEAH!!!!!! Can’t wait! :-)
Wow! I am so glad I was told you had reviewed. I have never gotten automatic notifications of reviews, because I didn't want my inbox to be crammed with them, but I will get them from now on. I wouldn't want to miss any of your nice, heartfelt reviews. Anyway, thanx for saying so well what I have been trying to say for years. Your support means a lot to me.
I will see if I can find that story you mentioned. If I do, I will post it next. xo
Loved your story, and liked that it was a long one. You had so many turn of events just when things seems to going nicely for Jack and Sam, you added a bit more excitement. Thanks for sharing, and am still a loyal fan to your stories.
Author's Response: You made me smile, and for that and your loyalty to my stories, I thank you. My only reward for all the time I spend writing, editing and posting is reviews like yours. xo
Read it because was giving it a chance and if I thought it was good I was say so. I praise as more than negative.Not getting into an argument with you. But I have a question for you. If it is AU and you decide to take it away so far from the original characters, it it really stargate and Sam and jack? Or is it two completely different characters with the same name and look the same?I agree with nature and nurture to an extent. Although I admit nature plays a big part in life, and is something which the stargate franchise identified in episodes like Möbius. However even those alternate realities characters reverted back to those origional qualities they possessed in the real reality. The qualities that they possessed naturally. Therefore how much of that was nurture?It is a debate that has been discussed by many for a long time.I did apologise in terms of not wishing to upset you and take offence. The critism was meant to. E constructive.
Yes this story is about the Stargate program and a Sam and Jack who work there. They may look the same, but that's where the similarities end. They have not had the same life experiences as the characters described by the writers of the show. If I had written the show, the two characters might have been more like those in this story. I don't know. I can't say, because I was never allowed to write for the show. But I wish I had been, since then we fans would have had the romance most of us who come here would love to have seen.
But not all of my stories are about the stargate program. Some of them, like the Captain Jack series, are about a Jack and Sam who live in a universe where they have made different choices. You probably haven't read those stories, or if you did, you must have disliked them. However, I know that many readers enjoyed them, because the numbers don't lie, nor do the emails of the readers who wrote to tell me how much they enjoyed them.
I write to please my audience, and myself too. After all, no one is paying me to imitate TPTB. Yikes! What fun would there be in that? If you want the characters of Jack and Sam to be predictable, always behaving like the ones on the TV show, then you will frequently be disappointed by my stories. I am having fun writing, and many people are having fun reading what I write. Having fun is why we are all here, or at least it should be.
I disagree. Constructive criticism is by definition educational. You presented an opinion which differs from mine. As you say, this matter has been debated for a long time. And as I said before, you are welcome to your opinion. I see nothing educational about your reviews or about our little debate, so I would like to see them end here.
For those of you who care, I am working on another Captain Jack story. Sorry my progress has been so slow. I will try not to become distracted again, so that I can finish it soon.
Look im really sorry but I have to say this.
I like the whole alternate reality thing and some of the plots in your stories are pretty good, but the thing is I feel that alot of the time they arnt true to the characters. Even through they are in an alternate reality the character would never act like that.
You mentioned about Jack fixing a car, but Carter is also an engineer who builds nuclear reactors and fixes her motor bike. She is very independant and not as needy as you make her out to be. She always thinks before acting considering every possibility, with rational actions.
Jack does have a concence and would never like that towards friends let alone someone he loves. Sometimes he is made to look like the bad guy with selfish actions and that is far from who his character it. Youve made him look like a selfish guy who will just take what he wants from a woman.
Both of them have problems expressing feelings and I like that you are trying to put that across.
Sorry for the bad review but I just feel that their words and actions are sometimes not true to the characters.
In an alternate realtiy anything can be true. Even a person's moral code, their personality can be different. A person is not born with a personality. It is gained through interaction with others. It is nurture over nature. A person is not born bad or good; they learn how to behave from their environment. A different environment results in a different personality, and that is one of the things I love about writing AU stories.
If you don't agree with me, that is your right. I have one question for you; if you don't like my stories, why do you continue to read them? I don't mind 'bad' reviews. I simply wonder why the people who make them never review unless they have a complaint.
Oh my not a twist I wanted to see. Sandra not even a nice person and I thought the implication was he didn't sleep with her and she is the type that can Jack be sure. Oh this is just plum evil and you left us there. More rope cause my hands are slipping. How will he get out of this one???? Next!!!!!!
Author's Response: I'm glad you are enjoying this one. I am always getting requests to make Jack a bad boy. Have I succeeded with this one?
LOL yup they are hopeless cause they just can't get it that they need to talk and be clear and honest with each other. So frustrating they are. Thanks for the chapter. loved it.
Okay Jack is being the jerk now. Don't like him in this chapter he doesn't deserve Sam. Ugh Off to see if he has a brain jolt what am I doing moment. oh the drama.
So much better when they talk and don't keep secrets. Moving along nicely now just need to drop kick her admirer to the curb. lol Sweet chapter so love it but somehow I am sure this moment of peace will not last long. lol
Author's Response: LOL You know me so well.
Boy Sam sure likes to make assumptions in this story. lol What a dolt. Poor Jack lost in his desire for her and totaly blind as to what is going on!!! Waiting for the rollercoaster to reach the top of the hill cause man it is gonna be a trip!!!
My Sam is sure trying to show a lot of self restraint here. lol She won't be able to stay that way for ever! Can't wait to read more it must be tomorrow somewhere.
Author's Response: It's tomorrow! I know how much you love cliff-hangers, so I gave you one. LOL Seriously, thanx for reviewing! I wish more people would.
LOL now there is an interesting insight into Sam's mind of course she gives not thought to the fact she never gave the man a chance just made choices. Waiting to see where this is going. Love it so far some angst that I can imagine Jacks reaction when he finds out about the Baby. lol Paitence is fidgeting around a wee bit. Tomorrow is a long way away!! ;)
Author's Response: I love your comments, so please continue. xo
Now that explains things. Sweet but secrets always blow up in ones face. Can't wait to read more. Jack will figure it out I am sure. lol very interesting.
Interesting but I wouldn't have taken Sam as a runner. Interested to find out what is going on with her.
Author's Response: You'll know soon. Now go read! :)
Okay don't recognize this one as yet but must say I am very curious looks like it is going to be very interesting unravling the plot. Can't wait to read more.
Author's Response: This is fun! I almost feel like I'm posting this story for the very first time. The only difference is I used to get a lot more reviews. I liked hearing from so many readers. The readers who come to this site, and also samandjack.net, don't review nearly as often. It's a shame, because I made a lot of friends that way...and a few enemies too. *looks around sheepishly*