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Author has written 42 stories for Gilligan's Island, Bewitched, Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Scooby Doo, Monkees, Brady Bunch, Time Tunnel, Get Smart, Josie and the Pussycats, Lost In Space, Land of the Giants, Misc. Movies, Hogan's Heroes, Nanny and the Professor, and Dusty's Trail.
Whoever put my stories "A Nightmare of a Different Kind", "Just Yesterday", and "Take a Giant Step" in the Monkees community, thank you so much! What a wonderful compliment!
And speaking of the Monkees, after much rumination, I've decided to go on permanent hiatus from the fandom, writing-wise. Thus, it has been removed from my list of primaries. However, I will still be reading and reviewing. I am uncertain whether I will go back to it at some point; I suppose I'll just see what the future holds.
Another note: I've removed "Night of the Gig" and "If I Were Your King" and feel so much better for having done it. I felt like those were really the shames of my collection and I didn't want anyone reading them. They may appear reedited someday, but I wouldn't count on it, especially in the case of "Night of the Gig."
Gilligan’s Island: This is one of my oldest and favorite fandoms and was a reason I joined FanFiction.Net. My current GI story count is eleven, with five complete and six incomplete. Most notably, I have several chaptered stories in the works, most of which haven't been updated for a good while, with "Devastated" as the main exception. Shipping-wise, I'm most certainly an MAP at heart but see no reason to bash MAGs or PGs and their shipping choices; besides, I just love Gilligan and Mary Ann as friends. Teobi and Tabitha12 have definitely been great inspirations for me here.
The Time Tunnel: For a while I was pretty active here, but I haven't been much as of late. I have twelve stories in the TT archive (nine complete, three incomplete), and I'm currently building up my background story for Tony, which will definitely be fleshed out more as "Memory Lane" and "And Though They May Be Parted" progress. I'm also fascinated by Althea Hall, who is taking a big part in "Only Once." The two authors who have been most inspirational to me in this fandom (and are also my most faithful reviewers) are Cruelest Sea and Ygraine vom See.
Get Smart: I have three pieces so far--a poem, a one-shot, and a will-be collection of one-shots--but these characters are just so fun, so I hope to be writing more soon. I really, really, really like the Chief, and I'm pleased to say he will have a more prevalent role in "Hilton and Clark," my newest story. I also have a soft spot for Hymie, so I hope to have something about him up in the near future. I write exclusively for the original series, not the remake, which I have never seen and frankly have no overwhelming desire to. Thus, I don't consider that series canon and my stories will be written accordingly.
Land of the Giants: My new favorite drama; I only have one piece up so far, but hope to be doing more. Betty, Mark and Barry are my favorite characters, and I'm also something of a Mark/Betty shipper (that originally stems from "Seven Little Indians," "Deadly Pawn" and "The Unsuspected," but I really love "The Golden Cage" and "Graveyard of Fools" because of some fabulous moments they have). It seems, however, that I have practically originated this ship, as almost everyone else I've come across is into Mark/Valerie (and sometimes Steve/Betty). Oh well. I can still dream, can't I? Anyroad, hopefully I'll have a shippy fic up soon.
Dusty's Trail: My newest fandom, which I have one piece up for. I'm working on another one now, but there's no telling when it will out from "under the knife," so to speak. These characters are fun - like "Gilligan's Island" in some respects, but perfectly different in others. I'm a Betsy/Andy shipper (not that that ought to surprise anyone...)
I have some ideas for most of my fandoms kicking around in development hell; whether they'll ever get out is anyone's guess.
(As of February 4, 2014)
And Though They May Be Parted (The Time Tunnel)
Dear Gilligan (Gilligan's Island)
Memory Lane (The Time Tunnel)
A Nightmare of a Different Kind (The Monkees)
Only Once (The Time Tunnel)
(As of February 4, 2014)
Amazing Reflections: Youngest to Oldest (The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan)
The Case of the Creepy Gig (The Monkees and Scooby Doo crossover)
Just Yesterday (The Monkees)
Pineapples and Oranges (Gilligan's Island)
Take a Giant Step (The Monkees)
Whatever Happened To Mary Ann? (Gilligan's Island)
Alexander/Valerie (Josie and the Pussycats)
Mary Ann/Professor (Gilligan's Island)
Louise/Salt (Penny Parker series)
Scotty/Uhura (Star Trek: TOS)
Tony/Althea (The Time Tunnel)
Betty/Mark (Land of the Giants)
Betsy/Andy Dusty's Trail)
As you can see, I'm no great patronizer of popular ships.
"But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity..." --"Homeward Bound" by Paul Simon
"What I've got they used to call the blues. Nothing is really wrong; feeling like I don't belong. Walking around, some kind of lonely clown; rainy days and Mondays always get me down." --"Rainy Days and Mondays" by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols
"What's the use in trying? All you get is pain. When I needed sunshine, I got rain." --"I'm a Believer" by Neil Diamond
"All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray."-"California Dreamin'" by John and Michelle Phillips
"I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A."--"California Dreamin'" by John and Michelle Phillips
"...And I pretend to pray." --"California Dreamin'" by John and Michelle Phillips
"But something touched me deep inside the day the music died." --"American Pie" by Don McLean
"I have time for tomfoolery. Dick and Harry foolery too." --Ginger Grant, Gilligan's Island Season 2, Episode 18 "The Postman Cometh"
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." --Sydney Smith
"The sun’s gone dim, and The moon’s turned black; For I loved him, and He didn’t love back." --Dorothy Parker
“A woman wears her tears like jewelry.” --Unknown Author
"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea." --Isak Dinesen
"What we remember from childhood we remember forever: permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen." --Cynthia Ozick
"In England, he always visits a special hospital for blind children. There's a little girl there who has sort of taken him over. One day, she took him for a walk in the garden to show him the flowers she planted, just as a strong wind came up. He told her, 'Don't be startled - the wind's blown hair over your eyes - I'll pull it away.' She asked, 'What color is the wind?' He was stunned for a moment, then he said, 'Sweetheart, the wind moves so fast that nobody has ever been able to find out.'" --Frank Sinatra's wife, quoted in Look magazine
"It gave Penny a tight feeling to see the covered typewriter, for she and Jerry had shared many grand times together." --Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred Wirt
"Don't bother Doc. Doesn't hurt a bit."--C.C. Baxter, The Apartment
"The main thing is that I got here in time and you're going to be alright."--C.C. Baxter, The Apartment
"I said I had no family; I didn't say I had an empty apartment."--C.C. Baxter, The Apartment
"Mildred! He's at it again."--Dr. Dreyfuss, The Apartment
"Our home office has 31,259 employees, which is more than the entire population of uhh... Natchez, Mississippi." --C.C. Baxter, The Apartment
"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."--Gil Stern
"Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone."--Paul Tillich
"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life." --William Faulkner
"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." --John Adams
Fran Kubelik: Would you mind opening that window?
C.C. Baxter: [opens window] Now don't go getting any ideas, Miss Kubelik.
Fran Kubelik: I just want some fresh air.
C.C. Baxter: It's only one story down. The best you could do is break a leg.
Fran Kubelik: So they'll shoot me - like a horse.
C.C. Baxter: Please, Miss Kubelik, you've got to promise me you won't do anything foolish.
Fran Kubelik: Who'd care?
C.C. Baxter: I would!
Fran Kubelik: [pause] Why can't I ever fall in love with someone nice like you?
C.C. Baxter: Well, yeah, that's the way it crumbles...cookie-wise. Go to sleep.
Tony: Althea, what are you doing? The ship is sinking!
Althea: It doesn't matter for me.
[ship rumbles and both are knocked off balance]
Tony: Althea! [tugs her hand]
Althea [tears away from his grasp] : Tony, you don't understand! I’ve no right to take a place on one of those lifeboats. I’m not a rich girl on holiday; I’m just an ordinary schoolteacher. I spent the last penny of my savings for this trip.
Tony: What difference does that make?
Althea: The difference is I’m going to die soon anyway.
Tony: What are you talking about?
Althea: I’m… ill. There’s a… growth inside my head. It’s just a matter of months.
Tony [sits down] : Are you sure?
Althea: My doctor in London is sure. He said there’s a doctor in New York who’s working on a new type of brain operation. It’s called… neurosurgery, I think. But it’s just a matter of months. There’s really no hope.
Tony: Of course there is. Neurosurgery is not a fad and it’s not hopeless. Althea, some brain operations have become as commonplace as taking out tonsils.
Tony: Althea, you’ll just have to trust me. The chances that you can be helped are probably much better than you think.
Althea [smiles] : You're a doctor too?
Tony: No, I am not a doctor and you've no right to play God.
Althea [defensively] : I'm not even attempting to play God.
Tony: You’re deciding when it’s time for you to live or die. You don’t have that right.
Althea: And you are asking me to believe in miracles.
Tony: I’m asking you to believe in life, not death. [pause] Althea, please, believe in me. [Althea looks at him and silently agrees; she grabs her coat off the back of the piano and they take off]
--The Time Tunnel, Season One, Episode One, "Rendezvous With Yesterday"
Grandson: See, Grandpa, I told you she'd never marry that rotten Humperdinck!
Grandfather: "Yes, you're very smart. Shut up."
--The Princess Bride
Thank you all most kindly, and please, check out some of my favorite authors and stories. They're really quite fabulous.
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