Author has written 64 stories for American Dragon: Jake Long, Bible, Star Wars, High School Musical, Emergency, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures, A-Team, White Collar, Covert Affairs, Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.
My name is Jennifer, but most people on this site know me as Squeaky, and someday the world will know me as Jasmine A. Thrash. I'm an aspiring TV writer with a journalism degree and more sarcasm than is conceivably healthy. I'm 22 years old, and I consider Chicago my home, even though I'm currently stuck back in the crappy small town in Louisiana where I grew up. My current goal is to get back up to Chicago.
I've been writing fanfiction since before I knew there was a name for it, and until recently, most of what I wrote was absolute crap. Yee-gads, my Jake Long fanfiction was awful! I don't know whether to laugh or cringe when I go back and read it now.
Right, so previous favorites aside, my current obsession is the Buffyverse, and pretty much anything else written by Joss Whedon. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is my number one all-time favorite fictional character, which is not an easy thing to achieve. Neal Caffrey held that spot for three years. Even I was surprised when Neal got displaced. But I mean, have you seen Wesley? I don't think I've ever resonated with a character as deeply as I do with him.
My top five favorite fictional characters
1. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel)
2. Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
3. Auggie Anderson (Covert Affairs)
4. Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
5. Topher Brink (Dollhouse)
My friend Sherry says I have a type, and I don't think she's wrong. All of these guys are damaged geniuses, three of them (Neal, Barney, and Topher) are sociopaths, they all go through way more than their fair share of angst, and they're all total sweethearts underneath their hard or cocky exteriors. I could go on and on about these guys, and literally any other fictional character that I'm even remotely interested in. Oh, and don't even get me started on my original characters!
Seriously, I'm pretty sure the main reason I decided to be a television writer is because I've been obsessed with TV shows for as long as I can remember, and I don't really know any other way to be. So I can either go through my whole life being that pathetic person who works a lot of dead-end jobs and loves TV more than real life, or I can turn my obsession into a career and use something I love to create things that will impact and influence other people the same way my favorite shows have affected me. And that sounds like a much better alternative.
My parents think I emulate the bad behavior of my favorite characters, but they've got it backwards. The truth is, I'm drawn to characters who have the same negative traits I see in myself, because they serve as a reminder that I can still be a hero and do great things, despite my flaws.
Aside from the shows listed above, some other favorites of mine include Firefly, Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, NBC Life, In Plain Sight, The A-Team, and Doctor Who.
I'm currently in the process of writing a whole series of Wesley-centric fanfics, so be looking for those in the near-future. In the meantime, if you ever want to fangirl/fanboy over fictional characters, shoot me a message and I will be more than happy to talk endlessly with you about why they're amazing and adorable and awesome and lots of other words that start with A.
Check out my Tumblr if you're interested. FFN won't let me hyperlink to it for some reason, but it's carry-on-my-wayward-wesley dot tumblr dot com
I was 13 when I first signed up for this site, and it took all of three fanfics before I decided I didn't like writing disclaimers for each individual story, so I just wrote this instead, and it's graced my profile with it's wonderfully sardonic presence ever since. I haven't been arrested for copyright infringement yet, but I attribute that less to this poem and more to the fact that the authorities don't actually give a crap about fanfiction.
I don't own any books or shows
But when I do, I'll let you know
If I owned this stuff I wouldn't be here
I'd be making the shows, and millions per year
So when you read my fanfics, rest assured
I'm not breaking laws, I'm probably just bored
I'm writing for fun, and it's good practice, too
And for lack of anything better to do