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Created on 2011-04-07 17:13:10 (#747062), last updated 2014-05-10 (167 weeks ago)

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Name:twitchbell
Birthdate:Dec 23
Hmmm. I've always written stuff: I think my earliest story was about the TV series 'Ace of Wands' and featured correct spelling, punctuation and grammar - and a very lame plot that I wrapped up in a few dull lines because I got bored. Consequently I've been knocking around in various fandoms for a lo-ong time. I blame much of it on Bernard Cribbins, George Lucas, Piers Gaveston and Warwick the Kingmaker.

Bernard Cribbins: I was trying to read 'The Hobbit' for a course I was taking at the time and couldn't get on with the book at all. Then along came Bernard on 'Jackanory' and read it so beautifully that I was hooked. Then I read the book myself. Then I read 'the Lord of the Rings'and my love for Tolkien's world has never gone away.

George Lucas: back when 'Star Wars' was first released everyone went to see it, and then talked about it ad nauseum. I didn't want to see it because I didn't like science fiction - although John Wyndham's 'The Chrysalids' was one of my favourite books because I hadn't yet made the startling discovery that it was science fiction. Don't ask. But if I didn't see 'Star Wars' I'd be a social outcast - quelle horreur! So I went to see it and loved it. (Being me, I refused to swoon over Han Solo or Luke Skywalker and instead had a great big poster of Darth Vader in my room.) So George and I go way back. I rediscovered my love for 'Star Wars' with 'The Phantom Menace' - which is not something that most people say. But hey, it had Qui-Gon Jinn, young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul. What's not to love?

Having learned to love science fiction, I turned my attention onto 'Dr Who' where it happily stayed for many years as I wrote numerous fan fictions. It did wane a bit with Colin Baker, (Sorry, Colin), picked up with Sylvester and then reignited with the new series. I'm not a grumpy "Damn kids - get off my lawn!" writer. Self-inserts, Mary-Sues - not my thing, so I just scroll past them. But if the internet had been around when I was a young 'un, all my RPF about the Osmonds would have been posted on there ... thank goodness for small mercies, eh? (I abandoned my last effort when I'd trapped the entire Osmond family on a desert island surrounded by hungry sharks, and my Mary-Sue character and her palomino stallion were gallantly coming to the rescue. In a submarine. Commanded by her uncle and guardian. Even I knew I'd Gone Too Far!)

Piers Gaveston: I belatedly realized that he triggered my love of slash. Historical RPS, none-the-less. I once wrote an Ode about his death. A truly terrible Ode because although I copied a rhyme structure, I didn't pay any attention to metre and the last line goes on for-e-v-e-r.

Warwick the Kingmaker: I read 'Daughter of Time', became a Richard III fan girl (quite normal progression in those days, I assure you). And then I became a Warwick the Kingmaker fan. I may be the only one in existence! I'm not too sure why - Warwick wasn't particularly noble or tragic (except in my mind, obviously) but something about him has always appealed to me. And I'm rather attached to his brother, John, too. (And I'm still a Richard III fan girl just for good measure.)

I'm slowly putting up some of my old stories (no, not the Osmonds and the Mary-Sue, or the ghastly Ode!) at the website linked above.
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