Author has written 135 stories for RENT, Glee, Struck by Lightning, 2012, and Misc. Books.
I suggest going to www.findagrave.com, searching Jonathan Larson, and leaving virtual flowers and a note for him. Pay your respects, RENTheads. And please, please, please do your best to spread the word about this...he deserves it. I didn't even know him...but I feel as if I've lost somebody close to me.
Some things about me (like you care):
I LOVE MOVIES:)
I'm Canadian. We eat moose meat for Christmas dinner. ;)
Name: Heather (which also happens to be the name of a purple shrub that grows in Scotland, I think...)
Middle Name: Anne
DOB: July 30 (born 3 months pre-mature.) I was originally due on Halloween. My sign is a Leo.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (not my main one, just an alternate. Feel free to send me a message through this address. My inbox for my fanfic account is VERY backed up because I've been gone from this site for so long. I don't log into my account very often. If you want to get a reply from me in a fast manner, your best bet is to send mail to this address.)
Orgin: Born and raised in Canada,eh? Moved to the USA (Colorado) a month before my 13th birthday.
Favorite Color: Red, pink,yellow,green.
Political Stance: A liberal, left wing Democrat.
Religion: Uh...tend to blend them. Kind of spiritual... I'm everything.
Hero: Jonathan Larson.
Hobbies: MOVIES, psychology, writing, baking, reading.
Favorite Holiday: Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve/Day, Easter.
Favorite Film Genres: Psychological dramas, suspense/thrillers, character dramas, social commentaries.
Favorite Actor: Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Edward Norton, Jesse L Martin, Chris Colfer.
Favorite Actress: Shirley Temple, Mary Pickford, Rosario Dawson, Lillian Gish,Marion Davies.
Favorite Movies: The Exorcist, RENT, The Bad Seed, Sybil, 3 Faces of Eve, Primal Fear, The Ring, Of Mice and Men, High Tension, Fight Club, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Wizard of Oz, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Monster's Ball, IT, The Defiant Ones, Bastard Out of Carolina,American History X,American Beauty...many more...
Favorite Season: Summer and winter.
Favorite Word: Lunch...
Music: Rock,techno and pop. Heavy metal and Christmas carols are cool,too! The Exorcist Theme "Tubular Bells" is the best film song ever!!(closely followed by the Suspiria, Halloween and Child's Play theme songs) I'm in love with the RENT soundtrack. I'm a sucker for anything and everything that Jonathan Larson ever did. Glee soundtrack.
Favorite Food: I have a thing for breakfast food.
Favorite Place: My house, my room, the movies, The Breakfast Palace. ;)
Favorite Thanksgiving/Christmas Sidedish: Mashed Potatoes! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
Family: Mom, Dad, older sister, a dog named Brandi, a cat named Magi. I'm the baby of the family. :)
Orientation: Lesbian...sort of.
Hair: Very dark blonde/light brown. Past my shoulders.
Eye color: Blue
Weird Facts: I am a human compass, I'm super ticklish(not weird...I just felt like sharing), I used to stutter as a young child, I'm flexible, I used to be hyper active, I can see auras, I can understand a tiny bit of French, I like the feeling of a hot car...I must have heat and sunshine or else I get lethargic, I'm probably legally insane, I almost died twice, I enjoy being a gentleman ;), my IQ is 130 and I'm painfully shy(it sucks,sucks,SUCKS!!). As a child, I was Special Ed...because of this I missed out on a lot of the basics...such as learning to write in cursive and socializing. I hate math with a passion.
Another Weird Fact: Apparently, I said "Don't sell me to the Gypsies" at six months old...
Oh, yes. And I hated eggs so much as a very young child that I insulted people by saying "You EGG!". That was before I learned how to swear.
I collect autographs...I'm trying to get as many autographed headshots from RENT actors (Broadway, tour, and film) as I can. It's kind of hard, though. Hardly anyone answers their fan mail. LOL!
Feel free to PM or email me 'cause I love chatting to new people:)
RENT (Yes,it has its own section because it's special!!) Jonathan Larson is a genius. An artist with a huge heart...
I dedicate all of my fics to him, his friends, to the RENTheads, and to the rest of the bohemians that populate the planet. Thank you, Jonathan, for righting all the wrongs.
I am in love with RENT. I saw the film in late November/early December of 2005 on a whim,not knowing what to expect, and it had me in its grasp from SOL right through the credits. It made me laugh,it made me cry. The most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Period. A fucking masterpiece.
Angel is my absolute favorite character in RENT. She is cute, sweet, funny, loving, giving, lovely, consideratre,...GAH! She is everything I want in a lover, and everything I want to be. I could go on and on. She is perfection. I love Angel equally as a male and as a female. I refer to Angel as both 'he' and 'she' in my fics because I feel she is comfortable as such. I also feel she makes a sexy girl and an extremley cute boy and we do not see enough of her out of drag...in her natural form. I have a huge crush on her and I'm actually quite convinced that my crush has turned into an sick,twisted (yet fun) obsession! ;) For the most part, I will never,never, EVER kill her off in my fics...I just love her too much and I'm still mourning her death (I still can't listen to 'I'll Cover You: Reprise'. That scene traumatized me.). 99 percent of my fics will be Angelcentric. I also enjoy RPing her. In my opinion, the best portrayals of Angel are done by the following actors: Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Justin Johnston, and Telly Leung. I saw a local production of RENT at the Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, Colorado a total of 6 times. The actor who played Angel is named Danny Harrigan and he was the cutest little thing...a favorite Angel of mine by far. I can't wait to see what MJ Rodriguez does with the role!
FAVORITE CHARACTERS: (in desending order)
1. ANGEL!! (if you can't already tell, I'm madly in love with her!)
2. Collins, Maureen
3. Mimi, Mark
4. Joanne, Roger
By the way, I'm going to include Jonathan Larson in a good number of my fics as if he were a 'character'...he needs to be appreciated. If I were to rank him on the scale I have, he'd be tied with Angel...maybe even slightly above her. There is no RENT or Angel without him, after all.
Now,for some more fanatic ranting about Angel! ;) She is about the cutest lil' thing I've ever seen! When I saw her as a boy,drummin' on that pickle tub, then helping poor Collins in his time of need, I cried out "Awwwwwww!" and melted into a puddle from cuteness overload from that kid! My jaw dropped at her sexiness and beauty as a girl (of COURSE I loved her as a girl)...yet, her natural beauty and cutness as a boy (remember,this is a lesbian talking! This was quite the shocker!). It's amazing. I've NEVER felt that way about a guy before. Angel was my first (and is my only) boy crush. I was literally sitting there in shock going "Wait...I'm a lesbain! WHY am I feeling this way??"
Bascially, when I call Angel a 'he' I just mean she's out of drag. And 'she' means, well, in drag. You'll notice that I write my stories with Angel being out of drag a lot.
And I'm sorry if I seem to make Angel rather Mary Sue-ish in my stories. I mean no disrespect. I just love her so much! I was captivated by her sweetness...I just love to exaggerate what I worship about her. My fics will be shameless vehicles for Angel and her greatness! She is the soul and heart of RENT and a character of sweetness and light...how do you not fall for someone who is so good?
As far as pairings go...I will always be a sucker for Angel/Collins. I'm a fan of Angel/Mimi as well. If Angel is in a fic, I will probably read it. I also like...Angel/Maureen. I know, I know...it's a guilty pleasure of mine...
When it comes to writing , I'm much more comfortable with humor than the more serious stuff. Please be gentle when reviewing one of my drama-genred stories. :) Don't feel shy about PMing me with suggestions or ideas you'd like to see me write...although, I've got five years worth of my own random ideas just floating around in my head...I'll probably work to get those done first! Call me crazy, but RENT fanfiction really is a massive part of my life...it's become a passion. I could really see myself doing this for...a very,very long time.
RENT fans should try giving Jonathan Larson's other musical "Tick,Tick...BOOM!" a shot...it's the only musical I love just as much as RENT.
Celebrating the spirit of RENT/Jonathan Larson:
Personally, I want to spend the rest of my time either donating to, working for or volunteering for charities/causes that I care about. Obviously, they're all equally important...but there are literally millions of them out there...and that's overwhelming. Anyway, I strongly urge that you guys pick a cause you're passionate about and just go for it. They can either be RENT-related or not...just the fact that you're helping someone/something is good enough. RENT is all about hope and love...and when you're giving that to someone else, it makes life a little easier to take...for all of us. You know what I'm saying?
Use the email: email@example.com
It's for free. It's non judgmental. It's like online therapy and it's private. What more could you want? They're a UK based group, but they take emails worldwide. They (along with RENT and a fellow fanfic writer) helped me through my darkest moments. They are amazing. If you know of anyone close to you who is going through these emotions, please give them this email. I know the subject is met with hate and ignorance, mostly because people are scared. Emailing the site in a time of need does NOT make you weak, it does NOT make you 'emo' or attention seeking, it does NOT make you crazy or freaky. It just makes you human.
Recently, I've also gotten bit by the Glee bug! I will write for Glee as well as RENT. As for the show, my favorite characters are Kurt and Rachel. Most of my Glee fics will be Kurt-centered.
2014 Update: I love to write for anything Chris Colfer has created. This includes Struck By Lightning and The Land of Stories. Obviously, I love RENT and Glee, so I will write for them. I'd like to try my hand at Tick,Tick...BOOM and The Red Band Society stories someday.