Author has written 27 stories for Queer as Folk, Misc. Books, and Sherlock.
Formerly known as BritinsMaid...new name is JustBeAQueen, inspired by Lady Gaga! Still known as that on a couple other fanfic sites. And known as justbeaqueen2 on twitter and justbeaqueen10 on livejournal.
This is a totally revised profile because I just realized how long this was, not to mention has a bunch of info about shows that are no longer on air.
Don't think I need to list my fave actors, music, shows or anything else, you guys are here to read fun stories (or naughty stories, more likely).
Fave stories are Queers as Folk and BBC's Sherlock.
I've only written one Sherlock story, but have a whole bunch of QAF stories, along with a few miscellaneous stories that are either supernatural or fantasy. Most of my stories have happy endings, no matter how much angst, but there will never be tons of angst. We all have drama and angst in our lives, and personally, I read fanfiction to escape reality for a bit, and I like happy stories with happy endings and only a little drama or angst for plot or character development. Every once in a while I'll write an angsty story, but it's more cathartic for how I'm feeling at the time I write.
I've become addicted to Sherlock stories over QAF stories, but I still love both, two of my all time fave shows (along with Sleepy Hollow, but there's not that much fanfic, not to mention I'm not interested in reading it, I just really love the show). I ship Johnlock in fanfiction, and of course I would love it if the show did that. However, I'd like to think I have a very solid grasp of people and psychology, and in staying true to the Sherlock Holmes character, friendship to a select few is about as deep a relationship as he can have. And I believe the creators of BBC's Sherlock know that and wouldn't introduce anyone that could be a romantic interest for Sherlock. An intellectual interest, definitely (already been done), but not romantic, no matter the gender. Although I think if there were ever to be a romantic interest for Sherlock, that person would be male and have to be intelligent, not easily offended, with a sense of humor and be okay with all things dark, morbid, gross and unusual.
Now for a little about me: I'm thirty-something (no not the stupid 90s show... this is just easier to say than figuring out the actual number), wife, mother, student, and worker. I love reading, cooking, baking, eating healthy (when I can), being with my family, and my job. On a slightly different note, if my life had led in a different direction, I would probably be more involved in art, dance and music. I have a husband and two sons, but I'm not straight. Nor am I going to state my sexual orientation because labels don't matter, and some people wouldn't know what it was anyway. I was a homemaker for several years, then started working part-time and went back to school. I'm almost finished with the program I am in: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration.
I have a few WIPs, several completed stories, and a series that's still waiting to be finished. I will never abandon a story! It may take a while for my muse to kick in and inspire me, and while a couple years seems like a long time between updates, it's really just the blink of an eye and passes so fast I wonder where the time went. The saying the more things change the more things stay the same is really true, but you can only realize that after living and experiencing life at it's best and worst.
A quote on Quinn Anderson's profile that I had to post here:
“Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.”
—Lev Grossman, TIME, July 18, 2011
And now for something completely different (good on you if you know where this quote is from).
If you don't want to read the following, the video can be found on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI. But just take a moment and read it, it might possibly be one of the most amazing things you'll ever read.
Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '99 [this was originally an article written in the Chicago Tribune by an author who was asked what advice she would give to graduating seniors, if she could, and it became a cultural phenomenon:
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Don't waste your time on jealousy.
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.
Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.
You know you're obsessed with Queer as Folk, when...
...Positive has only one meaning.
...Babylon no longer has a biblical meaning.
...You actually look at guys and judge whether they would be a top or a bottom.
...You can't hear the song Save the Last Dance for Me without crying.
...You hate violin music and immediately think the worst of the person playing it. (Unless you're a Sherlock fan, too, then it's just confusing.)
...You start thinking up ways to piss off the heterosexuals... even if you are one.
...You think Gale Harold is the most beautiful man alive.
...You can no longer use the following words or quotes without giggling: come, straight, hard, ass, top, bottom, predicting, US open, pop, poppers, 'can't think straight', 'early bird gets the worm', geisha, clever, devil.
...Anytime you hear turducken you think of Vic's description: a three-way with poultry.
...You get giggly whenever you meet or hear someone called Justin or Brian.
...Your cell/mobile alarm is Brian saying either "Good Morning Sunshine" or "Rise and Shine Sunshine".
...Your ringtone is a QaF quote or song.
...You associate every song you hear to Brian/Justin and play mini-vids in your head.
...Your friends want to watch the show too just because you talk about it so damn much.
...You spend an endless amout of time reading or writing Brian/Justin fanfic.
...Your MP3 player is full of QaF related songs.
...You won't even let your best friend/soul mate/family member touch your DVDs.
...You will never look at a zucchini or a cucumber the same way again.
...You can barely focus on school/homework because you're so into QaF.
...You want to find yourself a cowrie shell bracelet.
...You have found inspiration to draw or paint again thanks to Justin Taylor.
...Your display icons are all QaF related.
...You actually get these jokes and pass them on to your other Queer as Folk obsessed friends.
I found these on other’s profiles and through online research:
I am the person who is afraid of telling his loving Christian parents he loves another male.
--IF YOU BELIEVE THAT HOMOPHOBIA IS WRONG... COPY AND POST THIS TO YOUR PROFILE-
If you can read this message, you are blessed because over two billion people in the world cannot read at all:
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.
If you could read that put it in your profile!
Of course I’m out of my mind. It's dark and scary in there!
Life's a circus ... and I’m stuck in the freak tent! (Copy and paste this if you are too!)
Life is random and so am I. (Copy and paste this if you are random)
If being gay is a sickness, can I call in Queer? (Saw this on a t-shirt… copy and paste if you want to do it.)
Being gay is not a choice, neither is being straight... but being a bigot is! [This is my own little twist on a couple of bumper stickers I've seen.]
Not only do I fall down stairs ... I trip up them as well! Now that takes TALENT! (Hee hee. Copy and paste this if you have ever done it!)
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me!
When life gives you lemons ... be naughty and read them!
I don't suffer from insanity ... I enjoy every minute of it!
There's nothing wrong with talking to yourself out loud, it's when you lose the arguments that there's a problem.
If you put your two cents in, and you get a penny for your thoughts… what happens to the change?
If you are insane, enjoying every second, and proud of it, copy this and paste it into your profile.
If you hear the voices of characters in your head, put this onto your profile.
...Things to do in an elevator...
1) When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.
2) Hold the doors open and say you're waiting for your friend. After awhile, let the doors close and say, "Hi Greg. How's your day been?"
3) Drop a pen and wait until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream, "That's mine!"
4) Lay down a Twister mat and ask people if they'd like to play.
5) Leave a box in the corner, and when someone gets on ask them if they hear something ticking.
6) Ask, "Did you feel that?"
7) When the doors close, announce to the others, "It's okay. Don't panic, they open up again."
8) Swat at flies that don't exist.
9) Tell people that you can see their aura.
10) Call out, "Group hug!" then enforce it.
11) Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering "Shut up, all of you, just shut up!"
12) Crack open your briefcase or handbag, and while peering inside, ask, "Got enough air in there?"
13) Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce in horror, "You're one of THEM!" and back away slowly.
14) Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.
15) Listen to the elevator walls with your stethoscope.
16) Make noises when anyone presses a button.
17) Grinning, stare at another passenger for a while, and then announce, "I have new socks on."
Thanks Sophie (XDevil-Wolf-ChanX) for some of the previous witticisms. Some I found, some I made up.
16 THINGS TO DO AT WAL-MART
1. Get 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they aren't looking.
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I used to post tons of updates on what actors are doing what, but the internet has grown so large so fast since I started posting anything on FF, that I think it's safe to say if you want to know something or what someone is doing, Google it. If it's not on Google it probably doesn't exist, and you'll be surprised how much you can find out about anyone for free, or a small fee.