I am single now after twenty years of marriage. Two beautiful children. My son is 18. My daughter 20. Two cats, two dogs, and an aquarium. I love nature and animals. Could you guess? If I could live on a ranch I'd have a zoo. Two of everything. LOL. I am a dog groomer by trade. It is a very physical and challenging job, but I adore the connection I have with the animals. I like to write/read poetry. I like fishing, camping, hayrides, hiking, haunted houses, movies, scrap-booking photographs, picnics, sunsets, kids and cupcakes.
From the get go! I fell hard. Hook line and sinker from the first time the pilot episode aired. And from that day on, missing an S*H episode, was like missing your right arm, and your left arm, and maybe even an eye. LOL.
At first it was the eye candy. I was all about Starsky. He was so cute. But, not even half way through the pilot I sensed the special bond between the two. That is what truly kept me watching.
My favorite episode is "Shootout". Why? It's like watching the greatest love story of all time. The care. The tenderness. Such feeling for one another. Love comes in many forms, and watching it in action triggers something deep inside.
"Starsky Vs. Hutch"
Although it brings about many great stories, it is very painful for me to watch and I really have a hard time understanding it. I feel like the kid in the back of the class room raising her hand high and saying. "I don't get it!" When they tangle with each other in Kira's apartment, I physically cringe.
Both Starsky and Hutch of course. Like cookies and milk. Can't have one without the other. Why? The sheer force of their bond jumps out at you and drags you in. You can't run or hide from it. It's there. Out in the open. Full of truth and power.
I am not so sure Starsky could or would want to go back to being a police officer. I often think of the two of them becoming teachers at the academy.
I have to thank wolfpup here. She put the bug in my head to try to write. I had written her once saying how much I enjoyed the BCL, and all the wonderful stories. She gave me a push telling me I should try to write one myself. In 2000 I wrote: "From Heaven To Hell". My very first S*H story. I had fun and got some very sweet feedback and it became something I really enjoy doing. A great escape and way to express myself. Thank you wolfpup!!
Very hard to answer this. I love so many. Everyone has a story to tell and they are all worth while!
But To name a few writers that I read their stories most often are::
Sunny D. -- "Time In A Glass". It is a classic, and pure genius. I read it most out of all the stories.
Rivanna Michaels -- Her western AU series is phenomenal. The guys are so in character and I love her h/c. Not over powering or sappy. And there are horses too.
Tibbie B. -- "Gale Force". It is so clearly written. I can see it unfold in my head like I were there. Feel the wind. I love when that happens. And again great h/c. Not to sappy perfect blend.
Pinto -- Her "Criminal Clause" series is chicken soup for the h/c lovers soul.
Sue and Val -- "Night Of The Smoking Guns". What a team these two make.
I love to do stories where the guys are out camping with Mother Nature best. Or just generally getting into trouble and rescuing each other. I like action. Banter. And lots of feeling.
Crossovers. Because I don't have a good handle on any other shows that I would attempt to hybrid them with.
I think I do okay with sticking to the character, and with detail. I like to put little bits and pieces into stories. I am horrible at plotting. Who done it? Where? How? And why? Mrs. Peacock did it, in the kitchen, with the rope, 'cause Professor Plumb wouldn't pass her the salt. Horrible at that.
Story ideas are every where. I guess I am over active or on the hyper side. LOL. I see so much. Example: Something as simple as seeing an empty playground, and a swing blowing in the breeze triggered a story called "Foot Prints Upon The Heart".
Dummy me! At first I did not. But I learned real fast that a beta reader can take what you've tried to say, and spin it into something that has much more meaning. Makes more sense. And sharpens the picture/dream. And teach you to correct yourself. My hero's!
"Sweet Revenge". To many blank holes. Not enough scenes of Hutch by Starsky's bedside. And the parking lot scene was the worst white out yet. We didn't get to see Hutch running to his fallen friend. I dislike that most.
Death stories are very strange and peculiar creatures. I don't intentionally intend on writing them. They don't come to me often, but when they do, they come hard and fast, and from some place deep. Its almost like I have no control over them. I have often tried to place Hutch in the story as the one who passes away, and it has not happened yet. I really can't explain it. Maybe in my minds eye he is the 'White Knight' hero. And hero's never die. Cliche. I hope the muse will allow a death story for Hutch one day. I think she will in time.
'Em? I'm weird... LOL.
I love doing POV's. I like seeing things from the inside out. Through the back door and not the front. Always had an over active imagination. I've always given inanimate things life. My stuffed animals, Barbies, etc. as a kid. So, maybe from there. And may I take this opportunity to thank my friend, whom I shall call 'Pooh'. For she made me post the story. I thought it too far-out and almost deleted it.
I see so many empty spaces in the episodes. Blank pages. Like the black outline of a picture in a coloring book. They need to be colored in. So I try to color them in with words.
I have written poetry since the age of 12. That is the base line for my stories. But I love to do both. Poetry however, comes easier.
Its extremely important. We all want to be validated for our efforts in anything we do. If I didn't get feedback on that very first attempt; I may not have had the courage to continue. Without a reader there would be no writer.
Most positive? Not sure. I think a strange, and rather silly little story called "Casanova Times Two" got more feedback then I expected.
"Flying Home". It's a death story. About letting go. Saying goodbye. And that there is beauty in that sadness. We are never truly alone, and those we cherish will always be near. That we will see them again. For we all eventually fly home.
I love Hemingway. He is a difficult read, but well worth the extra time. He has a poetic flare. He writes a lot about nature and deep feelings. A worldly man.
I wish! Nothing... absolutely nothing has even touched the edges of what S*H have meant to me. I do however, love to watch 24. I love all the action and high powered drama. The unexpected twists and turns.
Anything H/C. "Sweet Revenge" stories. Outdoor stories where the guys are in the wilderness. First meeting stories. Missing scenes.
Almost always have a few stories on the burner. I have three right now. I hate to tease 'case it falls flat. But I have a small 'Hutch plague' story in Starsky POV that should post soon.
Simply open your eyes. There is magic. There is enchantment. We all have the heart of a lion, and every voice can be heard!