I'm a nurse, so I enjoy the medical stories and hurt/comfort most. I'm a single mom with a 12 year old daughter, and have two cats, Mousie and Tegan.
I'd love to say since day one but I honestly don't remember if I saw the pilot when it was originally shown, or as a repeat. I know that I saw The Fix on it's first run through -- so I've definitely been watching since 1975. One thing that sticks in my mind was watching on nights when we had sleep-overs at our house. Starsky fans (myself and a woman who is still a friend to this day) got to watch from the couch. Hutch fans (my younger sister and her friend) had to sit on the floor. I have no idea why, but probably because I was the oldest!
Gorgeous guys. I first watched because I knew who David Soul was from Here Come the Brides, but I was immediately more attracted to Starsky. I liked buddy cop shows, and they were so close and enjoyed being together so much, which made even the most intense episode fun.
Oh, a toss-up between Shootout and A Coffin for Starsky. Starsky's hurt and the race is on to save him -- that says it all! Save him from the bad guys or the poison, Hutch will do it.
Again a toss-up between Huggy and Turkey and Golden Angel. Neither has enough of the guys for my taste, and neither has much of a discernible or logical plot, either!
I'm a Starsky girl -- love his quirkiness, his sense of fun, but when he's on a rampage and Hutch is in trouble, watch out.
I know -- from a medical stand-point, he probably should have retired from the force, but I want him to go on, partnered with Hutch, forever.
I was already writing fanfiction (although I didn't know that term) before S&H started, so I immediately started writing about my favorite cops. I still have the original copies of stories I wrote in '77 and '78. My story "Make Believe they're Brave" which I just realized may not be posted here and will have to remedy, is a rewrite of one of those early fics.
So, so many. Ellis Murdoch is right at the top. Brit, Rebel, Sue and Valerie -- I can't always remember the authors or titles, but when I find them, I just go 'aaah'.
Whatever comes to my mind! I once said I could probably write a fic for every day of Starsky's recovery after Gunther.
I'm not at all good at Starsky and Hutch fall in love with women and get married -- I don't do romance at all well. Even in "Bad Moon Rising" where Starsky is dating Meredith, I couldn't even keep her in the same state as he was!
I think I'm pretty good at dialogue and plotting.
I have no idea. They come after me and attack me! lol. I never lack for ideas.
I would never post without an editor having gone over the story first, mainly because I am a terrible speller. Spell check doesn't catch all the errors. Plus, an editor can find plot holes, point out oddly worded sentences and help smooth out rough spots. But I always have the final word.
Continuity. The '70s were just not known for that. I like the way current series have a flow from one episode to the next so there is a sense that when a character is hurt, he's still feeling the result the next week. That time passes. We should have heard about Starsky's brother before -- or after the episode. What did Durniak tell Hutch and why didn't Starsky and Hutch ever discuss that?
I am so blessed by the readers, I always get wonderful feedback. "The Last Time I saw Igor" has been very popular and I've heard from so many people that they like that story and the character of Brick.
I was really proud of "Bad Moon Rising" because I don't think I write villains well -- but many people have voted that he is a great original bad guy! It was also a difficult one to write because I still don't understand prejudice behavior and I knew nothing about Judaism when I was writing the story.
My all time favorite author is Dick Francis. I want to be able to write like Johnathan Kellerman.
Numb3rs would come the closest, I guess, since the brothers are sort of partners. And Bones, too.
I write for the virtual season in The Invisible Man and dabble in about five other fandoms, with an occasional story posted.
Hurt/comfort! Stories that have a good crime/police plot and don't forget that the guys are detectives.
Just in the process of posting "It's Not Easy Being Green" which was written for a frog challenge, and turned into an early look at the guys on their first day as detectives together.
Enjoy writing -- or reading. If you write, find a good friend, and a better editor/beta. If you read, give yourself a wonderful present every week and indulge in our favorite guys in a fantastic story. Their lives will never end if we keep writing stories that show their friendship, love and joy in each other.