Author has written 6 stories for Harry Potter, and Megamind.
Mab is my nickname as they are my initials (and of course my love of Shakespeare and the reference to Queen Mab in Romeo and Juliet).
Mercutio's speech (Romeo & Juliet Act I, Scene IV)
"O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies’ midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep; Her wagon-spokes made of long spinners’ legs, The cover of the wings of grasshoppers, The traces of the smallest spider's web, The collars of the moonshine's wat'ry beams, Her whip of cricket's bone; the lash of film; Her waggoner a small grey-coated gnat, Not half so big as a round little worm Pricked from the lazy finger of a maid: Her chariot is an empty hazelnut Made by the joiner squirrel or old grub, Time out o’ mind the fairies’ coachmakers. And in this state she gallops night by night Through lovers’ brains, and then they dream of love; O’er courtiers’ knees, that dream on court'sies straight, O’er lawyers’ fingers, who straight dream on fees, O’er ladies ‘ lips, who straight on kisses dream, Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues, Because their breaths with sweetmeats tainted are: Sometime she gallops o’er a courtier's nose, And then dreams he of smelling out a suit; And sometime comes she with a tithe-pig's tail Tickling a parson's nose as a’ lies asleep, Then dreams, he of another benefice: Sometime she driveth o’er a soldier's neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths five-fathom deep; and then anon Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes, And being thus frighted swears a prayer or two And sleeps again. This is that very Mab That plaits the manes of horses in the night, And bakes the elflocks in foul sluttish hairs, Which once untangled, much misfortune bodes: This is the hag, when maids lie on their backs, That presses them and learns them first to bear, Making them women of good carriage: This is she—"
Queen Mab here makes me laugh - she isn't very nice but hey we didn't know when we were giving ourselves stupid nicknames... which still sticks even now... years later...
I am a wife and mum to three beautiful little children and we have one huge fluffy grey cat called "BJ" short for "Barrington Jefferson" (don't laugh!) we also have four chickens.
Any how here are some of my favourite books, tv series & movies:
Lord of the Rings (read the books and seen the movies) Peter Jackson is my cousins, husbands, cousin and I met him at their wedding - this is common as every one seems to be related to each other in New Zealand ha ha!
Sara Douglas books (awesome)
Stephen King (but not "Pet Cemetery" and "IT" - some of his books are just too much for me I'm afraid)
Harry Potter (of course)
Farscape TV series and the subsequent movie "Farscape the Peacekeeper Wars" - I adore this series and have most of the series on DVD.
Scorpius is super badass and my favourite character - my favourite quotes from him are: "Grunchlk, you can do one of two things with your mouth. The first is talk to me. (makes him bite off his own finger) Thatis the second." - see badass! and "You give me what I WANT, or I SWEAR! I WILL KEEP YOU ALIVE, SO THAT YOU CAN WITNESS YOUR HOMEWORLD'S DESTRUCTION!" - he had been pretty patient up to this point and even with the I-Yensch bracelets he still gave Crichton a bit of a beating - love the end of that scene when Crichton bangs his head and you hear Scorpius in the back ground go "Grraah". Another scene I liked was rare scarcasm "An attack that gives us an advantage in war WE ALL KNEW THAT WAS COMING!"
Favourite scene is when John drops the plutonium bomb down the Scarran lift shaft and then says "Oh I guess we should vote... all in favour hands up" (Scorpius, Aeryn and John put hands up) "All opposed" (D'Argo and chianna put their hands up), then John replies "Three in favour, two opposed - Sikozu abstains", so funny!
Chiana is also funny - my favourite quote from her "You saw a creature? What kind of creature? The kind we eat? Or the kind that eats us?". And to Jool "It would take me three tricks to get that money, probably double that for you"
Of course John Crichton is bloody brilliant and some of my favourite quotes from him are: "Crais, I want you to find the fattest target you can; Government House, missile site, McDonald's, whatever." and "Bill Gates can't guarantee Windows. How can you guarantee my safety?" and in Peacekeeper Wars "Scorpius: "So, how have you been, Crichton?" Crichton: "I'm good, Bob. You? The wife? The kids?" Scorpius: "Busy." Crichton: "Yeah, I hear business is booming." Scorpius: "You are right. The Scarrans and Peacekeepers are at war, and the Scarrans will prevail unless you help us to build a wormhole weapon." Crichton: "Gee, that all sounds reasonable, Bob. Only two problems. No matter what you may believe I can't do it. And just as important - I don't think that the Peacekeepers are any better than the Scarrans. So make sure you validate your parking on the way out."
...and of course
Firefly TV series and the subsequent movie "Serenity" (Nathan Fillion is fantastic!)
Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick
Most sci-fi/fantasy stuff really