Author has written 15 stories for Dexter, Bourne series, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Big Trouble in Little China, Firefly, Heavy Rain, and Last of Us.
"But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."- Don Juan
"Good writing is like a skirt, it should be long enough to cover the subject but short enough to keep things interesting..." -Vic Ketchman.
I have the same name on Live Journal, feel free to add me over there if you want to chat...
As far as my background, I am a stock trader and financial adviser by trade and have a major in History and a minor in religion. I lived in Florida my entire life and moved to New Orleans at the end of last year so my spouse could accept a huge promotion (scientist / engineer).
I have horrible insomnia and if something wakes me up I can't go back to sleep, but I have found that I do my best writing in the predawn hours right after I wake up. Maybe it's because I am still close to REM sleep, or that my mind is just uncluttered by day to day real life worries. I use to dread these hours of sleeplessness, but now I cherish them as prime writing hours.
When I write I usually listen to music through noise cancelling headphones, even if no-one else is around, because it helps me focus. Usually I loop one song per chapter: it helps to set the tone and I have often mulled the merits of listing the song at the beginning of the chapter for the readers, I read a story once where the author did this and it was kind of neat to listen to a soundtrack while reading it.
I love characters that struggle with dual identities or have serious mental or physical challenges to overcome, as well as the 'bad guy with the heart of gold' archetype. I love flawed characters and despise 'Mary Sue' or perfect characters that can do no wrong and always have things fall in their favor (Superman).
I often use OCs as tack on characters that have minor roles in order to have the ability to kill people off. I feel like its bad form to kill off canon characters no matter how minor.
I LOVE stories or movies with good banter, sarcasm, and dark humor. Star Wars (Ep 4), Big Trouble in Little China, the Cutting Edge, Moonlighting, Tombstone, Life (TV show), Firefly, Iron man (any), Romancing the Stone, 10 Things I hate About You, etc.
I have studied weaponry in depth and would love to go to an automatic weapon camp to fire military grade weapons. I have a friend who is a pilot (military) and another that is a priest and I often utilize their expertise. My degree in History causes me to research my fics to the point of zealotry. I try to remain as true to canon as possible, if not it irritates me.
Out of the Light, Darkness and Bourne Again were the first fics I wrote and the quality of the writing goes up significantly as they progress (I wrote them at the same time). Out of the Light- a Dexter story, almost feels like work at this point... I am close to the end but I am feeling a total lack of motivation. If that story brought you to my profile and you want to see it finished I would drop a review in. I really feel like it isn't any good at this point. For as large as the story is (like 80,000 words) to only have 20 reviews it makes me think people are walking out of the theater, lol. I have 0 passion left for that one, so it would behoove you to become my muse.
I have interest in writing for (but have not yet): the Walking Dead, Zombie Land, X-Men, Constantine (aka Hell Blazer), Conan, Harry Potter, Being Human(USA), and Falling Skies.
I Love the characters: Dexter, Lumen, Kyle Chutsky (Dexter novels), all four Zombie land characters, Kitty Pryde, Kurt Wagner, Han Solo, Gimli, Jack Burton, the movie version of Tony Stark, Frank Castle, Mad Eye Moody, Riddick, Jason Bourne, Nicky Parsons, R J Lupin, Data, Seven of Nine, Amanda from the Highlander, Glenn and Maggie from Walking Dead (series or comic), pretty much everyone on Being Human USA (the mains are awesome, but I really love Nora, Josh's sister, and the physic from the hospital nursery), Jayne and River on Firefly (but not as a couple), Derrick, Jessie, and Cameron on the Terminator series.
Favorite book(s) are the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy by Tad Williams: it puts Tolkien to shame (haters gonna hate...).
I love seeing that someone read one of my long stories in one sitting (80k words) and I feel that is the hugest compliment. I used to hate people that harped on not getting reviews, but now I understand how exposed it feels to open yourself up to ridicule and how vulnerable it feels to see a ton of people reading and not reviewing; it feels like your work is horrible. Always at least type 'thanks', it only takes a second. :)