Hello. In case you are wondering, yes, I am a fireman -the volunteer type - in a small town in western Pennsylvania. (USA)
At 60 (yikes!), I have to be one of the older participants at this site. I didn't find my way here on my own. I came at the invitation of a very dear friend who is a writer - a very good writer, I would add. When I posted this profile the first time, I said the fiction was the best part of this forum. I was mistaken. Don't get me wrong, a lot of it is very, very good, and some of it is absolutely fantastic. Just as nice is meeting some truly nice people - writers who care deeply about the characters they write about and the stories they are telling whether in a humorous fashion or with high levels of suspense and angst.
The Winchester brothers as portrayed on TV are an fascinating and very likeable duo. For my reading pleasure, I enjoy stories that extend my understanding of those characters but don't stray too far from the images we hold from the TV series. I enjoy stories filled with riveting suspense, but not unnecessary violence and gore. I am more interested in the nature of the challenges the brothers face, the background of the demon and what Sam and Dean must do to defeat it, than I am with the boys' handsome features and, at times, devilish behavior. I will leave the gushing, swooning and squeeling to the young ladies who visit this site.
For the most part, I am a reader, not a writer. However, I have come to enjoy writing reviews. I would encourage all of you other readers out there to write reveiws for the material you read. Think of it as a small price for the the enjoyment you derive.
From my contact with some of the writers, I know they deeply appreciate the feedback, particularly when you take the time to express the reactions you have to their story. One very special group of writers/fans gathers at SFTCOL(AR)S The Society For The Continuation Of Limp (And Redeemed) Sam.
Good reading (and writing) everyone!