Author has written 23 stories for Stargate: SG-1, NCIS, and Stargate: Atlantis.
Why write fan fiction? For me, it's the characters. Who are these people who appear and disappear on our television/movie screens again and again? Who give us tiny glimpses into their pasts, hints and teases and tastes of a neglected childhood or a family tragedy, a one-off story about growing up with five brothers or a sad smile whenever they watch a child play? What goes on behind those green or blue or brown eyes when their hero pats them on the back, or tells them off, or disregards them so easily? I want to know - and if the television screen isn't going to tell those stories, isn't going to give me the insight and background that I really want, then I will fill it in myself. Giving all credit and ownership and props to those who had the imagination and creativity to create them in the first place, and put them there on the screen so that I could get all wrapped up in them, I will, with thanks, turn these characters loose to tell their stories. I hope, sometimes, I get it right and do them justice.
And if, every once in a while, some word or phrase or situation in which I place them resonates with you, I would be very, very happy to hear from you.
Stargate SG-1 - Although I admit to writing my first fanfiction piece when I was about 10 years old in quite another fandom, Stargate first touched my adult muse and forced me to put pen to paper again. It was the team, the friendships, the sadness in Daniel's blue eyes and the spark of amusement in Jack's brown ones that stirred me, and that odd, endearing friendship that dragged me back to writing. With gratitude and appreciation - and at times anger and frustration - towards the creators and writers of SG-1, I love taking these guys out for a spin. (After all, spinning is so much better than not spinning.) I hope they don't mind too much.
NCIS - Ah, Tony and Gibbs. Gibbs and Tony. The odd couple of television detective shows. I heart a vulnerable Tony, but even more, as the seasons go on, I enjoy writing/reading a competent, bad-ass Tony, one who is more than a 'class clown' and who earns and receives respect. That's how I write him. Showing the meaner side of Gibbs, the Gibbs who earns his second "B" before he realizes his mistakes is also a great time.
Torchwood - Ianto Jones will live in any Torchwood story I read/write. He was the heart of the hub, the tea-boy who delivered both hot beverages and much needed sarcasm and a healthy dose of practicality. He'd shoot Owen in the shoulder to prevent another rift opening like Canary Wharf, and he'd defy Jack and everyone else in order to save someone he loved. I've traveled from my home near Washington DC to Cardiff, Wales and stood betside the Ianto Jones Memorial Wall. Yep, Russell Davies had better move to the other side of the street right quick if he happens to see me pass.
That's me. Retired English teacher, lover of cats, coffee, good grammar, bromances, sci fi, and criminal profiling. Oh, and writing, in case you didn't figure that out. Many thanks to eilidh17 and samantilles for coercing me deeper into the Stargate fandoms, and to iiiionly for friendship, concrit, sanity, and hugs - virtual and otherwise - whenever I need them most.
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