I owe her everything. She gave us the two characters that have literally provided my life something totally fantastic, and for that, I love her. Without her, I wouldn’t have Rizzles. I wouldn’t have any of the basis for the fanfic I write, and there wouldn’t have ever been any basis for any of the fanfic I read. She allowed for my favorite fandom to be possible; a fandom which introduced me to some of the greatest people I have ever met.
With that said, she annoys the shit out of me. Continuity is terrible, and her lack of understanding of our fandom is insulting. How can she not see the chemistry that she herself created!? I mean, I understand if she doesn’t want to make it canon. But at least acknowledge that the chemistry is there, and then either confirm or deny clearly whether she plans on pursuing that relationship or not. And have some respect for us! We make up a significant portion of her audience, and she needs to realize that.
The way she treats some of the people that come to her inbox is somewhat horrendous. But with that said, I don’t think she’s trying to be snide. I think she just isn’t as familiar with online communication as we are, and may not realize how some of what she says may come across.
So overall, I don’t think people should hate on JTam. I think she does her best, and I think she is a good person at heart. I think it’s completely fine to criticize her writing, and the lack of continuity in her show, but as a person, I think she is more good than evil.