I am quite an old lady but I was a teacher of teenagers for 48 years and I feel in tune with them and love reading their work.As a widow I live alone with my little dog and a large collection of Teddy Bears. I found Cirque du Freak very useful for reading with reluctant learners -one of whom kept a pet tarantula-and I get the books on the date of publication just to keep tracks of Arra Sails. My favourite character in all literature is the lady pirate, Joanna da Silva , in Martin Conisby's Vengeance which I read when I was 14. I had to wait another 50 years before I found another character I really loved.
In my time I have been called 'sweet' or 'cute' by my fellow students in college and my pupils, 'eccentric ' by my friends,' a good laugh' by my pupils and 'a very formidable lady' when fighting on behalf of my special needs pupils.
One of my colleagues told me I played the complete idiot to perfection! He guessed correctly but I do try to keep it hidden. I have an MA degree and I'm a member of Mensa so I'm not as thick as I pretend.
Rich Hall - my fantasy toy-boy!
John Lithgow - as good in 3rd Rock from the Sun as he was when playing a serial killer in Dexter.
Mandy Patinkin - Chicago Hope and Criminal Minds. He sings too. I have most of his CD's
Claudia Black- Aeryn Sun in Farscape (Arra reminds me of her) and Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG1
Mary Stuart Masterson - Fried Green Tomatoes and Some Kind of Wonderful.
Blakes Seven - too long ago for many fanfiction readers
CSI Miami - I could knit Horatio Caine woollies (actually a euphemism for something completely different!)
Dexter - especially series 4
Criminal Intent - Bobbie Goren and Alex Eames episodes
I don't have anything in the way of game playing machines or i-pod thingies. I can just about text on my phone but use complete sentences. I am learning emoticons so I can do a wink ;) for Arra and a pirate :ar! for Joanna da Silva - for me that's real progress.
In texting I'd love to use LOMBARD and FLUID but I doubt if I'll get the opportunity.
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