Author has written 11 stories for CSI.
I'm Moonstarer, and any Grissoms out there will have already spotted the anagram!
I'm a massive fan of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, although I only discovered the show about four years ago, unfortunately just after my brother went to Las Vegas on holiday, otherwise I'd have sent him with a long shopping list for CSI: souvenirs. Thanks to Living, Five, DVD purchases and the Internet I've now seen every episode up to the end of Season 9. I'm currently waiting for the official broadcasts of Season 10 in the UK to catch up because a certain character's departure means I'm less inclined to bother using 'alternative' means to see the show. I do intend to continue watching, even in you-know-who's absence CSI: has still got to be better than a lot of the TV that's out there, so as long as it continues to be better than CSI: Miami (JMHO) then I'll continue to watch. I must admit, however, that some of the 'remedial' actions being taken with the show at the moment have left me feeling a little, well, incredulous.
I write British English and some of you may find my spellings odd, or that my idioms don't make sense. I'm happy to correct the latter to something more appropriate for a U.S. based series if you tell me specifically where I've gone wrong in a review or PM, but regarding my spelling, as they say in the CSI episode Who Shot Sherlock -
BRASS: You know, I think you ought to drop the accent.
FROST: I can't. I'm English.
I'm a fan of angst and Hurt/Comfort involving Grissom, especially where he's the 'victim' because, as Grissom is a man who is usually in control, it's interesting to consider how he'd react if he lost some of that power. However, in spite of how my own Cottonwood House series worked out I'm not a huge fan of 'ships other than friendships, or Mary-Sues, although I will admit to making the occasional cameo in my own stories. I'm not a fan of "Sara's pregnant" or "Geekbaby" fics, especially if they're fluff pieces without a serious plot, but each to his own. While I don't object to reading slash or even smut, you won't find me writing either. BTW, if you can recommend any fanfic where Grissom is hurt, captive, ill, deaf or disabled in some other way, please PM me, particularly if it's on a site other than fanfiction.net or Geekfiction, where I'm less likely to have seen it.
My biggest bugbear is bad spelling (I'm not referring to regional variants such as centre and center or grey and gray, but things like site and sight which change the meaning completely,) and grammar (their, they're and there all mean completely different things and missing or misplaced apostrophes can warp sentences completely), I've had to give up following stories with promising plot lines just because I find them so difficult to read, which is frustrating. Obviously I make some exceptions, I have great respect for those who write in a language other than their native tongue - however those people often seem to have a better grasp of English than most! Sorry, sorry, sorry, rant over.
I'm not as horrible as I might appear from what I do to Grissom in my writing, honest. I have a pet hamster named Honey and I also have a number of Teddy Bears, including one with blue eyes and brown and white curly fur. His name is Grissly and he has his own "Furensics" jacket. I also have another bear called Gary, who wishes me to point out that he is, in fact, The (now Internationally Renowned) World's Cutest Bear. His brother Martin is my official ghostwritebear (see my icon). All of this is pretty soppy, I suppose, for someone who's now on the wrong side of forty.
I hope I'm managing to make a good contribution to this site, but my mental and physical health can sometimes get on top of me, so please give plenty of feedback to spur me on!
I'm lucky enough to have been nominated in the CSI: Fan Fiction Awards for three years running for Cottonwood House and its sequels, Lost For Words and The Hand You're Dealt in various categoriesand for Prisoner 4929 twice, once as a Work In Progress and then as a finished story when itwon in the Vegas Character Study: Gil Grissom section in 2009.
As of September 2009 I also have a qualification in Forensics from the Open University in the UK. OK, it was only a short introductory course, maybe the equivalent of a bronze junior Grissom badge if they had such things, but I'm still very pleased, now I've added a few more subjects at the same level and, once I complete my current archaeology course I'll have completed a Certificate of Contemporary Science.
Finally, although I'm CSI: LV obsessed, I also have an interest in other fandoms, most notably Blake's 7 and House M.D., although I don't feel I will be starting to write for them in the near future, my heart very much belongs to Grissom and I'll continue to write for him whether he actually appears on screen or not!
In case you were wondering... Moonstarer = Astronomer, a hobby of mine since I was about seven years old.
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