Author has written 2 stories for StarTrek: Enterprise, and Bones.
I am a heavy shipper: Angel/Cordy, Mal/Inara, Harry/Ginny, Jack/Sam, John/Aeryn, Olivia/Elliot, Trip/T'Pol, Paris/Torres, Rogue/Gambit, Connor/Kat (from Roar), Cloud/Tifa, Clark/Lois, Xander/Anya, Willow/Tara, Wes/Fred, Booth/Bones, and pretty much every other canon ship. I especially like fics that can deliver some fluff and shippage along with a great story (e.g. Two Bodies in Denial by sarramaks and Just Going With It by pinkdigi).
The Brits have the best writers in the history of the world: Jo Rowling, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carrol, John Donne, William Shakespeare, H.G. Wells, J.R.R. Tolkein, Ian Fleming...I could go on for days. That being said, America can claim Joss Whedon, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, and Stan Lee, so we ain't weak. I have been lurking, reviewing, critiqueing, and flaming in the fanfics for a long time, and I finally have put up my own stories to be reviewed, critiqued, flamed and enjoyed. Please y'all, be nice.
I am from the Heart of Dixie: American by birth and Southern by the grace of God.
20 Ways to Know You’re a True Alabamian...
1. You can properly pronounce Conecuh, Cahaba, Opelika, Sylacauga, Oneonta, and
Eufaula.((by the way, we also pronounce Lafeyette differently than the rest of the world))
2. You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.
3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a
4. You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the
distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
5. Stores don’t have bags or shopping carts, they have sacks and buggies.
6. You’ve seen people wear bib overalls at funerals.
7. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.
8. You measure distance in minutes.
9. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean. ((I think it's better))
10. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.
11. You know cowpies are not made of beef.
12. Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.((especially the Iron Bowl))
13. You have known someone who has a belt buckle bigger than your fist.
14. You aren’t surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, beer, and bait all
in the same store.
15. A Mercedes Benz isn’t a status symbol. A Chevy Silverado Extended Bed Crew
16. You know everything goes better with Ranch Dressing.
17. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.
18. You actually get these jokes and are “fixin’ to" send them to your friends.
19. You have used your heater and air-conditioner in the same day.
You are 100 Alabamian if you have ever had this conversation:
20. “You wanna coke?" “Yeah.” “What kind?” “Dr Pepper.”
The sad thing is, I fit all of them.
Advice for Northerners moving to the South:
Save all manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed on how to use it shortly.
Just because you can drive on snow and ice does not mean Southerners can. Stay home the two days of the year it snows.
If you DO run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in the cab of a four-wheel pick-up with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them. Just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.
You can ask Southerners for directions, but unless you already know the positions of key hills, trees and rocks, you're better off trying to find it yourself.
Remember: Y'all is singular. All y'all is plural. All y'all's is plural possessive.
Get used to hearing, "You ain't from around here, are you?"
Don't be worried that you don't understand anyone. They don't understand you either.
The first Southern _expression to creep into a transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective "big ol' ," as in "big ol' truck," or "big ol' boy." "Fixin'" (as in "I'm fixin' to go to the store") is 2nd, and "Y'all" is 3rd.
As you are cursing the person driving 15 mph in a 55 mph zone directly in the middle of the road, remember: ALL Southern folks learned to drive on a John Deere, and this is the proper speed and lane position for that vehicle.
If you hear a Southerner exclaim, "Hey, y'all, watch this!" get out of his way. These are likely the last words he will ever say, or worse still, that you will ever hear.
Most Southerners do not use turn signals; they ignore those who do. In fact, if you see a signal blinking on a car with a Southern license plate, you may rest assured that it was already turned on when the car was purchased.
If it can't be fried in bacon grease, it ain't worth cooking, let alone eating.
If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the most minuscule accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store. It does not matter if you need anything from the store. It is just something you're supposed to do.
Satellite dishes are very popular in the South. When you purchase one, it is positioned directly in front of the house. This is logical, bearing in mind that the dish cost considerably more than the house and should, therefore, be prominently displayed.
One last warning but probably the most important one to remember: Be advised that in the South, "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.
Subject: United States Redneck Special Forces
The Pentagon announced TODAY the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting
unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF)
These Alabama boys will be dropped off into Iraq and have been given only the
following facts about terrorists :
1. The season opened today. 2. There is no limit. 3 . They taste just like
chicken. 4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus. 5. They
are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt.
The Pentagon expects the problem in Iraq to be over by Friday.
I know a little about alot of things, especially in the sciences. I love hearing about other cultures. I know a smattering of Latin and hints of Spanish and Arabic. In my 21 years, I have done more than most of the people I went to school with including willingly jumping into a salt water marsh to gather specimines, talking in depth with an engineer from the Mercury and Apollo missions, travelling to heaven (aka New Zealand), digging up dinosaur bones (mostly pterodactyl with a few ceratosaur pieces), and more farm work than most rich city folks (which is what my entire high school graduating class was, except for three of us "normal" people) would even dream of doing.
I am a proud brother of Lambda Chi Alpha, the Phi Kappa Zeta. Xalepa ta kala.
There are two things I can't stand in this world: people who are intolerant of other peoples cultures and non-canon slash!
Characters I hate: Draco Malfoy, Connor (the one with the Oedipus complex), the Groosalugg (aka the Groosafck), Nina, Riley Finn, Kennedy, Pete Shanahan, Lana Lang (Kruek is hot, but the character ain't got much in the way of personality), Scorpius, Buffy (I only hate her when she is being a bitca), Kathy Stabler , Neelix (yeah, yeah, I know, but something about him annoys me), and Paula Abdul (please don't tell me that is how she is in person!)
Songfics get on my nerves...except for "Te Quedaste" and its sequel "Te Amare" by luli27. If they are done well, I can tolerate them, but for the most part, they're kinda cheesy.
Characters I like outside of ships: Angel, Cordy, Gunn, Willow, Tara, Oz, Jayne, Inara, Zoe (is anyone noticing a pattern here?), Kaylee, Wash (sniff),Mal, Fred, Krevlorneswath of the Deathwok Clan (got the pattern yet?), Wes, Giles, Anya, Xander, Ginny, Gred and Forge, Luna, Remus, Tonks, Angela, Booth, Temperence, Aeryn, D'argo, Chiana, Elliot Stabler, Oliva Benson, Fin, Lenny Briscoe (I miss you Jerry Orbach), Connor (from Roar), Kat (from Roar), Chloe, Lois, Lex, T'Pol, Trip (cross him with Elliot Stabler and you have me!), James Bond (I'm a straight, red-blooded American male, of course I idolize him!), B'lanna Torres, Idun Asmund (from the Stargazer books), Jack O'Neil, Samantha Carter, Teal'c...well you get the idea.