Author has written 86 stories for Lord of the Flies, Sue Thomas: FB Eye, Bible, Chronicles of Narnia, Bridge to Terabithia, Law and Order: CI, Teen Titans, Fillmore, Misc. Plays/Musicals, CSI: Miami, Secret Life of the American Teenager, X-Men: Evolution, Covert Affairs, To Save A Life, and Hunger Games.
April 23rd, 2011: It only took freaking seven months, but guess what? First of all, Happy Easter (a day early)! (If you celebrate.) Second of all, if you've seen To Save A Life or read the book and know anything about Andrea, Last Night Before Freedom (which is an iffy title BTW) might be something you want to check out... :) I
September 15th, 2010: Good Lord, over a month? Well. Six Words is now up. CA, Annie-centric during 1x09. I started it over a month ago, when I saw a promo pic, and didn't get around to posting it until today. Don't ask why. And the idea has probably already been used, but whatever.
August 11th, 2010: Added Saint Bernards Are Dependable, my second CA fic.
August 9th, 2010: Just uploaded my first Covert Affairs fic, Baking and Babysitting. It's an Auggie/Annie. That's all you need to know.
July 28th, 2010: Added A Special Christmas, an STFBE fic deaing with why Sue ends up in Wisconsin with Jack.
July 27th, 2010: Kay, just realized I lied in June. TSAL is in the Movie categories. Took me a month to figure it out, but it's there. The only story posted there so far doesn't seem to have anything to do with the original book/movie characters, that I can tell, but whatever. I'm hoping to get some inspiraton and post something, someday. The move comes out on DVD in a week, and I'm totally buying it!
June 15th, 2010: OMGYAY! I got FFnet to add a category for To Save A Life, a movie I adore. If any of you have seen the movie or read the book and have ideas, PLEASE post them. It's under Books with a word cat. for Movies. I'm hoping to get some ideas typed out so that there'll be something in the category... And if you haven't seen this movie, it comes out on DVD on August 3rd, so GO RENT IT. I know I personally will be buying it... I saw the movie twice last summer at screenings, and my mom bought me the book, and then our church made it possible for anyone who wanted to to see the movie for FREE on opening night, and we got the greatest response. It was amazing. It's a super-powerful movie, based on real life. So WATCH ITTTT.
I have a one-time gift. A beautiful gift that many people are ridiculed for in this day and age. A precious gift that many people throw away. It's called "virginity", and I plan to not waste it on some jerk of a boyfriend who's just gonna dump me later. I choose to be faithful to my future husband, the man who will love me for the rest of my life, and to wait for the wedding day!! If you have chosen to save your one-time gift and are PROUD of your purity, paste this into your profile and add your name to the list: Dearheart, BabyBeaver
"If you believe in God, copy-and-paste blah blah blah..." So what? What does believing in God mean? Lots of people, Christian and non-Christian believe He exists. Even demons "believe in God." What makes you so different? I, for one, don't merely believe in Him...I TRUST in Him. I don't just "believe in God"...I believe in JESUS! I believe He is the ONLY Way, the ONLY Truth and the ONLY Life and without Him there is no salvation! If you believe in Jesus and have His Joy in your heart, don't just copy-and-paste this into your profile...SHOW IT!
Both of the above were taken from DearHeart's profile.
My penname is, obviously, BabyBeaver, but IRL, I go by Becca. Or Bec if you prefer. Whichever.
"BabyBeaver" came from a conversation with a friend from several years ago, discussing the nickname she had given me, "BB." If you're curious. =)
I'm a self-proclaimed Narnia nerd, love to read and write, adore music but can't play or sing, and am an all-around different person.
If you're familiar with me at all, you know that I am a Christ-follower, adore my church family, am involved with the 12-14 year olds' events, hang out with the media guys (one of two girls on the crew--aren't I special?) on the occasional Sunday, and draw a lot of my inspiration from songs (typically "Christian") and sermons, as well as some humorous media (commercials, quotes, etc.) and my own imagination.
You'll also notice I'm what you might call a Grammar Nazi: I'm obsessed with grammar and punctuation and often correct spelling and punctuation mistakes made by others.
I typically get obsessed with one fandom for a few months and kick out a bunch of fics dealing with that fandom, then get bored of the show/book/movie/whatever and move on to something else. Currently, I am becoming enthralled by To Save A Life and The Hunger Games (a new fave! Collins is a freaking genius). I've also been watching reruns of Sue Thomas: FBEye, and I've decided I love Covert Affairs.
Fandoms I have written for include The Bible, Chronicles of Narnia, Fillmore!, Sue Thomas: FBEye, Bridge to Terabithia, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Secret life of the American Teenager, CSI: Miami, Teen Titans, Lord of the Flies, and X-Men: Evolution. I also wrote something in the Plays/Musical category about Les Miserables.
My Fics and Poems (newest to oldest within categories):
Bible: A Strange Savior, A Conversation Before Creation, Worship, Everlasting Forgiveness, Freedom, Be The One Who Gets It, I am a C, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah, Abuse Verus Love, I AM, Letting Go, Because (neither of these two are mine, but I uploaded them).
Chronicles of Narnia: Coming Back to You, Aslan Poem
Fillmore!: The Blanket, Just Like You, Cupcake, A New Addition, Their Girl, A Grande Valentine's Day, Butterfly, Sunshine Girl, Time To Say Goodbye, A Matter of Approval, Or Maybe Something More, Ready to Let Go, Tears Can't Bring Her Back, The Good Girl, The More Boys She Meets, For Better or Worse, Sunday Dinner, Becoming Somebody
Sue Thomas: A Special Christmas, What They Said, Wedded Sleeplessness, Greedy Cheating Jerk, Prodigal Thoughts, United 93, Know Your Stars: Sue Thomas: FBEye
Bridge to Terabithia: Faces and Pasts, His Light, Escaping Darkness
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: CI: Owner's Guide and Instructional Manual, Yogurt, Sherlock, World That Breaks, Indestructible, Alterego
Secret Life of the American Teenager: Cinderella, Untitled For Now, Missing Scenes, Amen Drabbles, Keyboards and Memories, Not Saying Goodbye, Homework and Dreams, Her Prince, Worth It, Abortion: The Only Option?
CSI: Miami: Reasons for a Tidal Wave, Carwashes (might take C down)
Teen Titans: More Than Just Friends (might take this down)
Lord of the Flies: Lord of the Flies Journals 11 & 12, Lord of the Flies Journal Number Seven, Lord of the Flies Journal Number Six, Lord of the Flies Journal
X-Men: Evolution: Borrow Mine, Out of Hibernation, Uprising: After Evan, Falling: Animal and Goddess, Cherishing the Moment, Timing is Everything, Falling: Black and Blue, Not So Alone Anymore, Falling: Fire and Ice, Logan's Eyes, Proud, He's Not Like Other Guys, Lucky X-Men, Enlightenment
Covert Affairs: Six Words, Saint Bernards Are Dependable, Baking and Babysitting
Plays/Musicals: Forgiveness (Les Miserables)
To Save A Life: Last Night Before Freedom (Andrea-centric)
A few of my favorite things include, but are not limited to:
NCIS, Fillmore!, Sue Thomas: FBEye, Psych, Law & Order (SVU and CI), Glee, CSI (all three), Animal Cops/Heroes
Clive Staples Lewis, Victor Hugo, Randy Alcorn, Hannah Alexander, Terri Blackstock, Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Lee Strobel, Joshua Harris, Lori Wick, Dee Henderson, Tim LaHaye/Jerry B. Jenkins, Beverly LaHaye, Sharon K. Gilbert, Jodi Picoult, Suzanne Collins...
Music from PraiseFM and K-LOVE, not to mention my worship pastor's originals!
Chocolate, reading, writing, Facebook, Revolution (youth group), grammar, etc.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Goren/Eames
Untruths/misconceptions that may apply to me. They're things people might think of me that are off-base.
BB as an Author/Reviewer
I'm not one of those authors who flips out and cancels a story if I don't get reviews. I don't go "I need (#) reviews before I update!" No. That's just dumb to me. I update when I feel satisfied with my chapters. Granted, I don't have too many chapter-fics, but I update them when I can. Number of reviews doesn't matter. Reviews are nice, and can be helpful, but they're not my life. I'm here to entertain, not dictate. If I only get one review per chapter, I'm okay. I'm not going to die if I don't have a thousand people reviewing my stuff. Some people prefer not to read works-in-progress; they'd rather read a completed fic. I understand that. That's how I used to be; still am at times. Number of reviews doesn't matter to me. What matters is the reaction of the readers and how well I'm writing.
Sometimes I go weeks or years without updating, because life gets hectic and/or I lose my creativity. But with enough time and inspiration, I usually come back to things. (HINT:
I decide within the first few paragraphs whether or not to continue reading a fanfic. If the grammar and sentence structure are good and the plot intrigues me, I'll continue reading. Otherwise, I click the Back button and move on to something more intriguing. That might seem harsh, but... it's how I roll?
I don't mind OCs in stories as long as they're not boring or perfect. If they're realistic and you can make them fit in the fandom, more power to you!
With that in mind, I've created two of my own OCs for the X-Men: Evolution fandom. I'm hoping they're not too unrealistic. You can read about them in "Changing and Blending." ...If I ever put it back up.
I don't go for same-sex relationships in unless they're the parental-figure, sibling, BFFL kinds. Romantic male/male or female/female fics are just not my thing. I don't read or write them, really. Especially in certain fandoms. There are certain shows/movies/books/etc that those kinds of pairings just don't work for. Some of them make absolutely no sense, and would make the creators cringe. I say "No thanks."
I don't always review everything I read. Sometimes I stop reading partway into it (see third "paragraph" in this section)--either out of boredom or because something comes up and I can't finish right away. Sometimes, if it's a multi-chapter that's been around for a while, I read until I feel like reviewing or until I reach the last chapter/last updated chapter. It's typically because I'm so interested in the story, and I do typically tell you that when I do review.
I don't always reply to every review. Heck, sometimes I don't read reviews! I'm one of those Crap, what if they hated it?? types of people. I cringe every time I see "Review Alert" in my email inbox. I'm working on it. But sometimes I just don't feel like being ripped apart. And sometimes I don't feel that a review warrants a reply, either because it's just non-descript "Oh, I loved it!" or because it's a flame and I'd rather not reply.
I absolutely LOVE Narnia. And Disney/Pixar. I'm pretty much still a kid at heart. ...And yet I'm incredibly serious most of the time. I think I grew up too fast.
I'm almost no longer a teenager. Eek.
I live in the US. You don't get to know which state or anything, just that I live here.
I have a strange obsession with accents. Specifically British, Scottish, Irish, French, and Australian. Not necessarily in that order. More likely Australian first. I dunno why. I have this fantasy of meeting and marrying an Australian guy. Just 'cause.
I have friends who obsess over actors. I don't really join them in their obsessing.
The only R-rated movie I've ever watched willingly is The Passion of the Christ. Twice. At church. At the beginning of Lent.
I hate crowds. I prefer being alone. Especially if I'm watching a movie.
I don't wear makeup, nor do I wear anything too revealing just because it's "trendy" or "fashionable" or whatever. Laaaaame.
Er, rant? : When you get to the point where you just can't leave your house without makeup and freak if people see you without it, I want to slap you. I never want to be that kind of person--the too-insecure-for-words person who has to wear a mask to feel good about herself. Puh-leeeeaze. Find someone who loves you for you instead of your cover-up.
Speaking of love and security, I'm not the most secure person, and I sometimes doubt that "True Love" exists for me. ...And then I read Song of Songs (Song of Solomon) and daydream and realize, "Well, maybe someday..."
That said, if I ever do get married, I'm not sure I want kids. I just... eh. I'm not sure I'm parent material.
I've decided that alcohol is not for me, even in moderation. Alcohol screws up your brain. I lost my best friend to a drunk driver. Nuff said.