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February Festival ~ Day 10 ~ Great Original Character:

I don’t know enough about canon to know whether or not Theresa is a real person who is a member of their PR team, or a "great original character." She is bitchy and funny and wonderful in What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful) by Lois (Howie followed him inside, meekly showing the fake ID Theresa had gotten him. To the Fairvilla staff he was Dora Howard, which wasn't very imaginative, but Theresa had said "If you want creativity, don't call me at seven-fucking-am and give me at least two weeks' notice before you turn into a damn girl.").

She also appears in Before You and Stacked by Synchronik. (I have vague, distant memories of one author thanking another for the loan of a character, but is it this one? I don’t know, and I can’t track it down right now.)

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Theresa and Nathan were original characters from Helen's The Same Inside, aka the first popslash genderswap. They were borrowed by a lot of the other genderswap stories. (:
synchronik posted a message explaining that she and Helen created Theresa and Nathan in their chats ("to stop the puppies from dressing like crazy pants homeless people") and then Helen was the first one who used them in a story. So Theresa is an original character, but not in the context of this story.

Edited at 2012-02-17 08:43 am (UTC)
You know, I was never clear on this either! I can think of at least three different authors who used the character, so part of me must have assumed she was somehow based in canon. (I never asked anyone, for some reason.)
I think I made the same assumption—that Theresa was at least based on someone on their staff. Excellent character!
synchronik posted a message explaining that she and Helen created Theresa and Nathan in their chats ("to stop the puppies from dressing like crazy pants homeless people") and then Helen was the first one who used them in a story. So Theresa is an original character, but not in the context of this story.

Edited at 2012-02-17 08:43 am (UTC)
synchronik posted a message explaining that she and Helen created Theresa and Nathan in their chats ("to stop the puppies from dressing like crazy pants homeless people") and then Helen was the first one who used them in a story. So Theresa is an original character, but not in the context of this story.

Edited at 2012-02-17 08:43 am (UTC)
True fact, Nathan and Theresa were the fantasy people that Helen and I were going to be to stop the puppies from dressing like crazy pants homeless people (remember the Naked lady pants?!). Jesus. Anyway, Helen was the one who really moved them from our chats into stories.
Ack!! So, Theresa is an original character, but not in the context of this particular story. (And Lord yes, they could have used multiple interventions. AJ's plaid pants? The pimp coats?) Thanks for clearing up the mystery.

Edited at 2012-02-17 06:20 am (UTC)
OK, so that explains why they popped up in so many stories: they were INCREDIBLY necessary! Saviors, really. Protecting the unsuspecting public from Naked Lady pants and all manner of glittery abominations. Everything makes sense now...