I never know what to put in these things which is probably why I never bother filling them out. However, I'll give it the old college try.
Me and TV
I'm a 29 year old college graduate with a B.S. in Biology, a B.S. in Microbiology (Infectious Disease specialization) and a B.S. in History. I'm also a bit of a computer nerd and have degrees in system administration, network administration and computer network security. That's always been one of my biggest problems, vast and varied interests but few that actually go beyond being just an interest. That is one of the biggest reasons as to why I am considering returning to a university for grad classes in one or more of those disciplines. I really hate talking about myself, at least when people aren't asking specific questions, probably one of the reasons why I absolutely loathed the job interview process. That being said, feel free to message me if there is something you would like to know. I do reserve the right to tell you "no" but I really can be fairly open about myself, but only when asked.
There are three reasons I own a TV: video games, sports and Bones. I used to watch NCIS before it turned into utter shit. Other than Friends, which after watching Bones doesn't seem nearly as entertaining, the only other TV shows I have ever watched are That '70's Show, any/all of the various Star Trek series that have been on over the last 45 years or so, with DS9 being my favorite, and pretty much whatever is on TV Land except Happy Days. I was introduced to Japanese anime in high school, and while I found it to not really be my thing, there were a couple shows/series that were somewhat entertaining.
On Fan Fiction
I am no author. Basically the only writing I have any experience with is research papers and lab reports. I'm told it does sometimes show when people read what I try to write creatively or for pleasure. It isn't an issue of lack of imagination. I can usually verbalize my thoughts fairly well but that doesn't translate to the written word for some reason. The most common criticism I received on the few "creative" writing assignments I've had to do was the my writing was robotic and dull, not in the sense that it wasn't interesting but more in that there doesn't seem to be any emotion or feeling behind the words. That simply comes from having to divorce oneself from one's thoughts and opinions lest they skew your research or results. As much as I would absolutely LOVE to put some of my ideas down, they remained locked away in my brain because of my inability to make my writing...entertaining, for lack of a better word.
So, while I may not be a writer, I am most definitely a reader. When it comes to Bones, I will read just about anything, at least until such time as rape/sexual assault is mentioned, after which I usually can't finish a story because the very thought causes this seething rage to bubble up. Torture I have no problem with but sexual assault is the one thing that I cannot stand, regardless of how much a part of the real world it is. Before I go completely off topic, as I said, I am a reader. For every review you see me write, I have probably read about 4-5 stories. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I'm not going to bother with commenting on a 3 year old story from an author that hasn't posted anything in the last year and a half. Also, I am not a fan of songfics. I completely understand the motivating and inspiring properties that music can have and I can think of a couple songs that I think should be used in the show and would make really good stories. I just don't really like the idea of the lyrics of a song driving the story. Supplementing a chapter? Sure, but not a whole story. Chalk that up to personal preference I guess.
Conflict is what drives good stories. While I like teeth rotting fluff as much as the next person, some semblance of reality must be maintained. To most, I would probably be considered an angst whore. Perhaps I am, but I don't read the story for that particular reason. When I'm reading something marked "Romance/Angst", I'm expecting a mix of both, not ten chapters of wonderful conflict that is all resolved with 6 sentences of dialogue. I HATE that and it happens far too often for my tastes. The other thing I HATE is when an author portrays Booth as some sort of spineless pussy/lap dog and/or when everything is his fault. Temperance disappears to Latin America for 2 months with no warning and no reason and he welcomes her back with open arms. They have a 2 minute conversation about how she was responding in an irrational way to irrational fears during which she somehow blames Booth for it, they kiss and have hot monkey sex and then everything is ok...WHAT?! I don't think so. Despite always being portrayed as the penultimate nice guy there must be limits to the amount of bullshit and abuse that one person (Booth) can take (from another person). This kind of thing even leaks into the show once and a while too (read: people pissed at Booth for being with Hannah).
On Sex and Smut
Put simply, my views on sex coincide greatly with those of Booth, minus the religious aspects. It isn't something to be taken lightly and frankly, you can tell a lot about a person based on their attitude towards sex. Not necessarily if they are "good" or "bad" but perhaps where their priorities lie, if you will. While it need not be "lovemaking" per se, it should never be mechanical. Emotionless sex is really just overly complicated masturbation.
Smut, while not a must, certainly acts as a conduit for both the author's feelings in general as well as his or her feelings about the characters and their (potential) relationship. As far as I'm concerned, put all of the kinky shit you want in there because I believe they'd be into in in some way, shape or form. Don't be afraid of it, think of it as the the sunny side of the coin that has serial killers, (gang) rape and sexual assault, abandonment...etc, you know the shitty stuff they have to deal with almost every day.
Words to Live by
"Sometimes your best just isn't good enough, but that's no reason to give anything less." - Unknown
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. " - Edmund Burke
“Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” - Dag Hammarskjold
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." - Alexis de Tocqueville
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln
A Political/Philosophical Aside
Fortunately or unfortunately, the time may be rapidly approaching where by the people may need to...reassert...their authority over those jackoffs in Washington. I, personally, am already close to not recognizing their authority (for whatever that might be worth). Like it or not though, this is a popularly elected government. Obama actually does represent the majority of Americans because he's clueless and/or an idiot. Then again, maybe I'm not giving him enough credit. I choose to believe that he and his cronies are just ignorant and/or stupid as opposed to actively trying to destroy the country as we know it. I hope not but then I remember that he's an ideologue.
"Most bad government has grown out of too much government." - Thomas Jefferson
Leave us ALONE. I know how to run my life better than you ever could so fuck off.
I'm sure I could ramble some more about things that nobody cares about but I think I'll quit whilst I am woefully behind. Feel free to message me about...yeah, pretty much anything. I'm generally not shy with my opinions when asked. If you're interested in possibly getting a different perspective on a story as an author, various ins and outs of the show itself, sports, the weather...whatever, just send me a message. When I'm not working I'm probably just sitting in front of my computer with my thumb firmly entrenched in my ass, thus ensuring that I'll likely get back to you fairly quickly once I notice I have a message. That said, if for whatever reason I do not get back to you, please don't take it personally. Most likely I am simply EXTREMELY busy, as usually happens when I'm actually wanting some free time. In that case, for what it is worth, you have my sincerest apologies.
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