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Review of chapter "a couple of girl girls" from orangemike
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I assure you, the idea that one spelling or the other is gender-specific is mythical. I spent quite some time working for the office in Wisconsin that registers births; and the name appears on both sides of the gender lines with both spellings.

Neither name, in either spelling, comes up in the Top 100 for England+Wales in any year I can find such tables for.

In Scotland, in 1975, Tracy was 16th for girls; Tracey was 37th; neither shows up in the top 100 for boys. But by 1998, both spellings disappear from the girls' top 100 and still are not in the boys.

The States has much better online information available.

For girls, during the 1980s, Tracy was the 102nd most popular (in the U.S.) and Tracey the 303rd.
For boys, Tracy was the 468th and Tracey wasn't in the top 1000.

So for a Yank born between 1980 and 1989, Tracey is way more likely to be a girl's name than a guy's. The figures are somewhat similar for people born during the 1990s, except that the name (both spellings) is less popular for girls and boys.
Review By [orangemike] • Date [25 Aug 06] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "a couple of girl girls" from EllandrahSylver
Review:
Oh. Sorry. I was just curious. The name thing aside, I like the story. I love most of your fics. As a rule of thumb, if I don't like a fic, I simply close the window. I don't bother to review. Didn't mean to offend. And like I said before, my own confusion about why you made Tracey a her aside, it's a very GOOD fic. I don't usually read femslash, although I've written a VERY little bit of it. THIS is a good story. You don't need ME to tell you so, but I am anyway. I was just curious.

Honestly, I liked the way you handled your couple's dealing with Blaise at the end. It was funny!
Review By [EllandrahSylver] • Date [15 Feb 05] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "a couple of girl girls" from EllandrahSylver
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This story is cute, but I have one TINY complaint. The spelling of Tracey is gender indicative. Did you know? Tracey, spelled with and 'ey' rather than an 'i' or an 'ie' is the MALE spelling of the name. There is exactly one instance I personally know of where it's spelled that way for a female, and she HATES having her name spelled in the masculine.

Okay, that aside, I suppose the grump is similar to the confusion over whether or not Blaise is male or female, huh? Moot point either way, I suppose. Truthfully, I can't see Dawn ever going to bat for the ladies team, but the story was well written anyway. Nice job.
Comments from author:
*groans* Am I really going to have to defend the spelling of someone's name? The HP Lexicon (not that the Lexicon is always 100 percent correct) lists the name as Davis, Tracey. I so don't need the gender lesson. I don't know if you meant it to be, but this whole thing came off a bit... condescending. I wrote the fic as a favor and partly as a going away present. *I* usually have Tracey as a male, but the person I wrote the fic for requested female Tracey. I usually avoid f/f, especially with Dawn, but that's what he wanted. Good grief. And people wonder why I don't write any sort of slash more often... because there's always someone wanting to give me some flack for it because they can't see it... because I have not done it right, but I'm glad to know that despite my obvious shortcomings it was still well-written.
Review By [EllandrahSylver] • Date [15 Feb 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "a couple of girl girls" from organicmagic
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I really liked this, Blaise had me laughing quite a bit in that. I liked seeing Dawn as a lesbian as I personally haven't seen that much of it.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I usually do not write dawn as a lesbian. This was my first attempt at that.
Review By [organicmagic] • Date [15 Feb 05] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "a couple of girl girls" from CPTSkip
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Your story was sexy, funny, and in character. Nicely done. Will there be any more to this universe?
Comments from author:
Thank you. As of yet, no.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [14 Feb 05] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "a couple of girl girls" from Arokka
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*giggles* *cheers for Dawn and Tracy* *votes for threesome-y goodness* *looks hopeful* ^^
Comments from author:
Thank you. Sorry, no continuations planned as of now.
Review By [Arokka] • Date [14 Feb 05] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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