Author has written 51 stories for Good Wife, Ugly Betty, Body of Proof, and Major Crimes.
Basically, I write what I want and I have fun doing it. It does not necessarily mean I like the things I write but that could simply be due to the fact that I wrote them. I am quite adept at self-loathing. I am fluent in crazy. I like a lot of things and only truly love a select number of living creatures on earth. I laugh easily and I laugh at different things. There is a mischievous pain in the ass 12-year-old boy inside me that loves stupid things, stupid jokes and South Park. Truth. I love country music and I love Coke the drink, not the illegal substance. I love Star Wars and cats and dogs. I like sleeping but I also like being awake and never have enough time for anything. I am the youngest child and yes, that means what it means. I have brown eyes.
December 2013 Currently working on relief efforts for the victims of typhoon Haiyan that devastated areas in the Philippines.
May 2013 DELETED the message here as I'm assuming those who need to see it already have. Moving on and taking back the space. If you're a little late to the party, there was a scuffle with a flamer but that's been dealt with. Adios, whoever that was.
March 2013 Starting now, this account will be my main archive for my stories. Will be moving them all here, including the ones I have at AO3 (Archive of Our Own) so prepare for some alerts. Old works, mostly from between 2011-2012 but I'm more comfortable in this site so I hope nobody minds getting alerts for old stories.
April 2015 Well, it has been a while, hasn't? I know many people are not happy with my absence. I don't have a good reason other than I've been busy with my life. So much has changed since...well, I don't even know how far back should I go back. A year and a half? A year? I've grown, that much I know, and my priorities have changed. I must also confess that while I am still a stalwart fan of Christine Baranski, I no longer watch The Good Wife.
I got left behind during the fifth season I think and I was set to return at some point and truly catch up but then I'd heard Will Gardner was actually killed off. I remember it made headlines and I was at work at the time trying to make sure I don't call a potential Japanese business associate a drooling monkey in his language while showing off. I balked then and honestly, by then I didn't think it was worth it anymore. I was too behind and everyone else had moved on without me. So I kept away.
Since then I have heard a lot of things about the show--some good, some bad, some just too unbelievable and even more so because they were confirmed to be true--but never truly had the heart to return. I cheered on when I heard about Into the Woods for Christine Baranski and Meryl Streep. I was saddened when I heard about her husband and actually had my husband-not-husband send flowers. I don't know if they were able to reach her but I wanted to try at least. I was, once again, up in arms when she still did not get an Emmy for Diane Lockhart. I'm still in the fringes when it comes to the woman who I still so very much admire. It's just that I guess I'd left the show before I could even admit it to myself.
That said, I should be honest...while I will always hold Diane Lockhart, Will Gardner and Kurt McVeigh in my heart as well as the original characters I'd created because of them, it would be a lie if I said I'm going to come back for sure. I say never say never anymore, but right now, I will not be returning for this fandom. And yes, that means the stories that have been carelessly left unfinished by me, I cannot in good conscience say I will be picking any of them up in the near future. I don't have the heart. I should be honest about this, at the very least.
My life has changed in so many different ways in the course of such a short time. I've grown, become more mature and am actually embracing being a grown up. In the past, I ran like hell at the very mention of growing up--I was the poster child of the Peter Pan Syndrome. But I suppose I could only run so far...now here I am.
Guess what, I pay my own taxes now! Ain't that something? I have car payments and even travel for business. I have a lovely cul-de-sac with my husband-not-husband but we stay somewhere high above in the heart of the city, still in the very first place that were given to us as a gift not too long ago. I have taken over one of my family's business and so has he with his own. We travel though rarely together which makes us both sad and amused. And yes, the traveling is also one of the reasons why I don't have the time. But mostly, my work and my family keep me occupied. So does my husband-not-husband.
I would like to apologize to the people who were looking forward to my finishing my uncompleted works. That was never the intent. There was so much left to be written, so many things that needed to be shared with all of you...but I lost it, whatever it was, and I'm sorry it had to happen at your expense.
A lot was lost in the course of the change my life had to take. I let my readers down, I pissed off my friends and made them walk away, I missed crucial moments of joy, pain, sadness and heaven knows what else.
Too many things to be sorry for and maybe not enough words. But it is what it is.
I thank all of you for the time that you spent reading my works and to those who were so lovely to tell me how much they enjoyed reading them. I hold all of them close to my heart as well. You will never know how much you all helped in giving me the courage to make the changes in my life that led me to where I am now because while I am sincerely sorry about having left the way I did, I am happy with my life at the moment. I like who I have allowed myself to be.
People who read my works, who took the time to review...you have no idea what you did for me. Thank you for that. And for my friends who have long moved on, thank you as well for what we had. I hope you all find even more happiness than I have somehow stumbled upon.
I have not said my goodbyes to Diane Lockhart and I never will. She was and will always be one of the most amazing characters that will ever grace television.
That said, I must also share my admiration for two other characters I have come to admire in the same way. Laura Roslin of Battlestar Galactica and Captain Sharon Raydor of The Closer and Major Crimes. I don't see myself writing for the late President but there are a couple of stories I started a long, long time ago with the Captain. There is even one where The Good Wife crossed over with Major Crimes. I had taken Diane and Kurt to Los Angeles to meet with Sharon, Andy Flynn and Gavin Q. Baker III. Along with that, there is also a finished work that I edit on and off for fun with Andy and Sharon. That is pretty much all the writing I can do these days.
But some part of me is trying to change that.
It feels good to be writing this with an actual keyboard attached to an old desktop now. I am a creature of habit and I never could write easy unless it was in one of these old things...I sound like a dinosaur.
No promises are being made at the moment, but I might start publishing here again soon. Not under the same banner as before, unfortunately so I do expect I might be taken off alert lists, favorites lists and wherever else might qualify. I wouldn't take it personally. I'm more likely to start writing for a different show so it should be expected. Those who are actually willing to take the time to hop on in whatever new adventure I embark on, then you are more than welcome.
I have not written in so long, I'm actually not afraid. I feel new all over again. New in a way that I would not mind making mistakes. I am going to write again. I will write in ways that make me happy, write things that make me happy and for things that make me happy. I sound so selfish, but this is my choice at the moment.
Once again, thank you all for the time and the memories. If we should ever meet again, then don't be shy. Say hello. I'm always happy to say hello back.
Wishing you all the very best,
Bye11 - since I can't seem to link here on my iPad, just check out my favorite authors list for a link to her profile. I'm a former Diane-Lockhart-straighty but thanks to her I now dabble in her world where she has other pairings and aspirations way beyond my comfort zone. She is brilliant with a capital B and if wishes could ever come true, I'd wish I could be even a fourth as good as she is.
Also, she's largely at fault in terms of why I sometimes write stories that aren't centered on Diane Lockhart. Aim your pitchforks at her, but I warn you...she bites.
Okay, that was a joke. The pitchforks, I mean.
Also, the PM option has been activated so feel free to use that. I love hearing from readers and I am open to suggestions and constructive criticism but I won't stand childish flaming, alright? I went through that and while it wasn't damaging and was more amusing, I'd rather you do it personally via PM, that way we have more chances of talking things out like adults. If you prefer flaming via reviews, well, that's your freedom but don't expect me to give you the time of day as I have more important things that require my attention.