Author has written 5 stories for Supernatural, and Gilmore Girls.
When I was younger, much younger, I was a trekker. I was an original Star Trek fan and a huge ST:TNG fan. Also, I lurved Star Wars! (The theme is: I like sci-fi). So, when the original Battlestar Galactica came out, I was hooked! Loved it! But, sadly, it got cancelled. In a friendly show of support to BG fans, the network gave them the opportunity to finish the series. And the bastards made an ending that TOTALLY SUCKED! I was in tears and I never watched the show again. Ever.
Flash forward a few years and a new show came on: Quantum Leap. It didn’t hurt that one of its stars was gorgeous! It’s on for a few years, but the ratings were never very good and it got cancelled, too. Again, the networks gave them a chance to finish the series and this time, this time! the bastards made an ending that TOTALLY SUCKED even worse than Battlestar! I was literally hysterical!
I get attached and I want the happy ending.
After that, I learned my lesson. I leave a show before it ends so that I can’t be pulled in by the bastards that like to make TOTALLY SUCKWORTHY endings. Hence, I never saw the seventh season of Gilmore Girls on regular network television. They lost me the moment Lorelai slept with Christopher at the end of the season 6. (I mean, come on! Luke and Lorelai belonged together!)
Now, I’ve come to the SPN fan family late. Like the middle of Season 6. I got hooked with TNT in the mornings after I got laid off from my job. (To be honest, TNT has me hooked from about 8am – 3pm.) I am and always shall be a CHARMED fan. They also pulled me in with Leverage, but it took a bit of time for that to happen because one of the stars stabbed Sam in the back!
TNT was okay, but I decided to get all five seasons of SPN (everything that was available at the time) and watched them start to finish with my kids. I got them hooked, too. :>) I missed most of Season 6 since I didn’t get into the show until February (I caught up in September '11 when the season 6 DVDs were released). Despite that, I had enough information from spoilers and peeking at the web site Supernatural Wiki to write “To Put Things Right”. It was pretty off target to begin with, but it remains my favourite. I’ve fixed it now, though, and only one thing remains really wrong with it. (Honestly, I never noticed that they didn’t have the Colt anymore. I have no idea how I missed that!) Eventually, I’ll fix that, too.
Having bought all five seasons of SPN, I then turned my attention to Gilmore Girls and bought season 1-4. Season 1 is my favourite, hands down. A young Dean Forester caught my attention – for no reason really. ;>) So, I was watching that (my kids didn’t take to GG, but what do they know?) and watching SPN reruns on TNT and DVD and the two ‘marathons’ caused me to write “Black Smoke and Revelations”. I’m really kinda proud of that title considering it took me weeks to actually come up with it. (I got it from the album title “Black Holes and Revelations” by Muse. Forgive me, but I like ‘Supermassive Black Hole’.) That story and “Bridge” were written all at once. I had the title to the sequel long before I had the first one’s title.
Then I had an urge to write a sequel to “To Put Things Right”. That is “To Fix What’s Wrong”. It turns out much was wrong with it, but I rushed to post it, anyway. I shouldn’t have. I had to pull it and re-write the entire thing. I’ve vowed to never post another one until the entire thing is ready to go - which is why I haven’t posted anything lately. The next story is about 85% done. The beginning and ending are there, but getting from alpha to omega is the problem… I keep trying. (Screw this, I'm taking back my vow - the damn story is about 90% done now. I need help...)
It’s kinda, sorta in the GG universe in that a character crosses over for about a minute in the first chapter, but otherwise it’s all SPN. It’s set in Season 4, about four months after “Bridge”. It had a working title, but that one pretty much gave up the whole plot, so its actual title will be “The Wise Woman”. It has witches. Dean and Sam hate witches –don’t they?
Here’s a little about me personally:
I have two kids. I'm divorced. I take care of my elderly parents. I can be a complete bitch.
My favourite TV shows are, in no particular order - Supernatural, NCIS, NCIS LA, Hawaii Five-O (new and old), Charmed, Bones, Dark Angel, Gilmore Girls, Star Trek, (Original, TNG, DS9, & Voyager), Phineas and Ferb (no, seriously, its hilarious), um... Big Bang Theory, Remington Steele, Fringe, Justified, Moonlighting, M*A*S*H, Barney Miller, WKRP in Cincinnati, and Alcatraz (mainly for Rebecca’s car, but also the story :>)
There's probably half a million other shows, too and as I've said, I’ve started to watch Leverage, too. Despite the fact that one of the stars stabbed Sam in the back! Okay. Okay! My sister tells me I should just let it go...
Did you notice that Battlestar Gallactica and Quantum Leap aren't on the list? I haven't watched either one of them since they went off the air.
Favourite books include: Harry Potter (of course), Twilight series, Percy Jackson, the Red Pyramid books and the other set with the Roman Gods, East of Eden, Testimony of Two Men, my all time favourite - To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, and I love quirky mysteries and romance novels. Add my name to the Hunger Games fan list, too.
My favourite music is so eclectic that to list it would be seriously difficult. But here’s a go – pretty much everything except Rap, Punk, Bluegrass, Jazz and almost all of the shit that came out during the disco era and the crap directly after.
I have never been able to decide on a favourite movie. I like them all? I rewatch movies all the time and sometimes over and over. My kids get sick of them before I do. Notable examples are "Live Free or Die Hard" and "Speed Racer". Don't know why I do that, really.
Back to Supernatural:
I admit I was fairly bummed about what happened on SPN just before the Christmas hellatus, but it has been handled and hopefully it will be more permanently fixed soon. I also miss Baby; The Impala is such a beautiful car and she is missed. (It should be noted that I’ve always loved old, classic muscle cars – long before I discovered Supernatural, but it was Rebecca’s car that was my favourite until I saw The Impala.)
I can’t explain why Supernatural caught my attention and my imagination so thoroughly; only Harry Potter and, to a lesser extent, Quantum Leap have done so in the past. It could be the relationship between Sam and Dean; it could be the stories; or it could be that Jared and Jensen are quite lovely to look at; or maybe it’s the car. I don’t know, but I do know that I’ve got the DVDs, so I can watch them to my heart’s content; revisiting old favourite episodes while I anxiously await new ones. They’ve given me hours of laughter, tears, quivers of excitement, excruciating agony (I refer, of course, to S and D trying to act in ‘The French Mistake’), shock and even a few nightmares. I can quote some episodes almost verbatim and I’ve practically memorized the episode titles. (Hell, I can’t even do that with Harry Potter.) My life isn’t in the best place, but I have my health, my kids, my parents, a safe place to lay my head and Supernatural. Perhaps that’s a bit pathetic and I hope someday I can say I have my job. But right now, the SPN family is helping me to keep going. It's my happy place.
Ummm, I follow Jim Michaels on twitter along with a crap-ton of other people (including nearly everyone involved with the show) and saw that SPN was renewed when it was tweeted prematurely. That was a happy day because awhile ago, I read an interview with Robert Singer (the producer, not Bobby) who spoke of the potential 8th season. He said that he wanted to lighten things up, maybe get back to the beginning, so to speak. This would actually make a good ending to the series and I can live with that. However, I have this image of the boys dying and being greeted in heaven by their family and friends and hearing ‘Chuck’s’ voice saying “You did good, boys, here’s your reward.” I could live with that ending, too. (This was written before Season 8 was started. Now, of course, we're gonna have a Season 9... YaHoo!)
Anyway, if you want, my twitter handle is @SaliHall2. I rarely tweet, but I sometimes respond to other people's tweets and occasionally, I accidentally tweet crap from GetGlue. (I literally have no idea what the purpose is behind GetGlue, but its stupid fun, so whatever.) I also have a LJ page and a Tumblr account of which I have done exactly nothing with either. If I ever do anything with them, I'll post the link here 'cause I know y'all are just dying for me to post something...
BTW - my first claim to fame with Twitter is that Jim Michaels responded to me - twice! I had a big, stupid grin on my face for a while. But you can thank me when a new video of Baby is put up - if it is... They have been posting a lot of pictures of her and I hear they restored her so that they don’t have to ‘foley’ her engine sounds. She supposedly sounds great now! That badass engine rumble is part of what makes her so awesome – well, that, and her door squeaks, and the trunk, and the box of cassette tapes...
My first re-tweet was by Kim Rhodes – I just love her! Here's the text:
Her response: @SaliHall2 Hells to the yeah!
I'll try to get that to trend again sometime...
My ultimate goal is to be re-tweeted by Bragging Jackass, though. Go look at their tweet history– they. are. hilarious! They re-tweet self-aggrandizing statements from the famous, the not-at-all famous and the only-think-they're famous. It's a riot.
Anyway, that’s me.
P.S. I do follow Aldis Hodge on Twitter, BTW, despite the fact that he stabbed Sam in the back!
Deep Breath. Hold it. Now let it go...
It's quite possible that I've overreacted - he seems like a nice guy. He regularly answers questions from his followers. I like it when they do that.
Here’s my Disclaimer:
The characters and storylines do not belong to me. I’m just borrowing them. I’ll give them back – I promise (okay, slightly the worse for wear, but still, perfectly useful…).