I’m a twenty-something teacher & college student (still … yuck) and general sci-fi addict. I think I was fated to be a Trekkie since birth (grin), and thanks to the movies have become obsessed with X-men in recent years, too.
I started writing sci-fi stories & Star Trek fanfic when I was a kid, but never published any of it. Nowadays my plotlines just float around in my head, and maybe one day when I have lots of extra time I’ll post a couple of them here but I’m relegating myself to lurker status to keep my funtime from taking over my Real Life.
Fav Characters / Pairings:
Kirk/Spock (NOT slash!)
Paris/Kim (NOT slash)
Wolverine – whoever created this guy is an absolute darling!
Ororo/Logan (especially comics)
Rogue/Logan (IF well-crafted, not the wishful teen Mary-Sue stuff)
Scott/Logan (NOT slash – but I love the way they play off each other!)
Remy/Rogue -- LOVE my fellow Southerners!
Random Funny Stuff:
You Know You're From Louisiana If...
you think that crawfish is a direct gift from the Good Lord to us.
you save newspapers, not for recycling but for tablecloths at crawfishboils
You can properly pronounce Lafayette, Bossier, Natchitoches, Opelousas, Shongaloo, Pontchartrain, Ouachita, and you know that New Orleans doesn't have a long "e" sound anywhere in it.
you have ever had a crawfish boil, fish fry, etc outside during a hurricane warning.
you cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a "New Orleans-based" movie or TV show.
someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
a Mercedes Benz isn't a status symbol. A Chevy Silverado Extended Bed Crew Cab Truck is
you know everything goes better with Tony's or Tabasco.
You are 100 Louisianan if you have ever had this conversation:
all the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, insect, or mammal.
the local newspaper covers national and international news on one page, but requires six pages for local gossip and sports.
you know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.
you know whether another Louisianian is from New Orleans, North Louisiana, or South Louisiana as soon as they open their mouth.
you describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good gumbo weather.
fried catfish is the other white meat.
you reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads.
your ancestors are buried above the ground.
you sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says, "Don't eat the dead ones," and you know what he means.
you don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.
you believe that purple, green, and gold look good together.- you will even eat things those colors.
your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.
you know what a nutria is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.
no matter where else you go in the world, you are always disappointed in the food.
your town is low on the education chart, high on the obesity chart and you don't care because you're No. 1 on the party chart.
your Santa Claus rides an alligator and your favorite Saint is a football player.
you know what it means for food to come 'dressed'.
Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past-time known as "goin wal-martin" or off to "Wally World."
You have flood insurance.
If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
A tractor is NOT an all-terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.
“Onced” and “twiced” are words.
It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
“Fixinto” is one word.
You install security lights on your house and garage, but leave the place unlocked.
You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car.
You know what "cow tipping" is.
You only own four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco.
A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola, or pop . . . it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. "What kinda coke you want?"
You think the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
You find 100 degrees F "a little warm."
You didnt know what "counties" were until you moved but you always knew what "parishes" were.
if you mama ever said, "Imma slap the day-lights outcha.
If you or a close friend has ever muttered the phase, "Can I axe you somethin"
If u never say take, always bring
You eat sno-balls instead of throwing them.
Your grandparents are called "Maw Maw" and "Paw Paw."
You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras throws.
You measure distance in minutes.
You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
“Jeet?” is actually a whole sentence meaning "Did you eat?"
You like your rice and your politics dirty.
...and it's not go, it's GEAUX!
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