Author has written 2 stories for Big Bang Theory.
My biggest influences have been Stephen King (his earlier works - "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." Best opening line ever.), Neil Gaiman, Max Brooks, Neil Stephenson, Guy Gavriel Kay, The Gift by Patrick O'Leary...the list goes on and on.
I have a soft spot for unusuial pairings: Snape/Hermione, Sesshomaru/Kagome, Sheldon/Penny, Hannibal Lecter/Clarice, Wesker/ANYBODY, Eric Northman/ANYBODY :D Anti-heros, outcasts, dark pasts, the fiercely intelligent, the ruthless, the cold, the cruel. I love stories about pain and personal tragedy, unfulfilled longing, and the star-crossed... It helps me lie to myself that I'm not reading it for the "romance" fluff (even though I clearly am! :D). Really though, I like exploring the personal flaws of characters and how they might emerge in a less PG-13 world. Fatal flaws are fantastic.
Resmiranda might be the best fanfic writer you'll ever see. Read her stuff, even if the genre/pairings aren't your thing.
I'm a lowly humanities major finishing up her bachelors. I love all things fantasy/sci-fi... but only if they are gritty and realistic. Which, I suppose, means I don't love all things fantasy/sci-fi. I'm a gamer: Dead Space, Bioshock, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Fallout and Condemned are some of my favorites.
I'm always on the lookout for new, good fanfics to read. Feel free to send me recommendations!