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25 May 2007 @ 05:52 pm
Starting Out ...  
Okay, so I opened this LJ account over a month ago, and haven't put anything in it ... time to change that.

For those of you who find this, I guess that the salient things to know are that I'm a middle-aged federal government career civil servant -- a professional science and policy-oriented bureaucrat, not a politician -- with a love of writing and reading. I like to sing and I've got the voice for it, a Broadway-power, dark, dramatic mezzo-soprano. Airplanes, spacecraft, and my convertible make me particularly happy. I enjoy television and film production and would love to get involved in the business someday, telling stories with characters I care about and getting a chance to be a part, however small, of the process of creation.

These days, that television interest focuses on the underrated, underappreciated CW show Supernatural, created by Eric Kripke, which captured my heart and imagination in its first season despite being marketed as a "mini horror movie every week" to a woman with no taste for horror. What caught me was the indisputably real relationship between the two brothers who are the main characters, Dean and Sam Winchester, played to perfection by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, respectively. That relationship, combined with witty writing, superb production values, great music, and a lovely classic car, make for an irresistable date every Thursday evening. Try it, if you haven't. The show took me over so completely that I began blogging on it at the beginning of its second season, in October 2006. If you'd like to see what I've written on it, you can find my show blog over on the TVGuide.com website under the name Bardicvoice's Supernatural Descant. I do both episode commentaries and something I like to call Supernatural University, in-depth explorations of topics in psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and the like triggered by the show. I gather that these would be called "metas" over here on LJ. Maybe someday, I'll figure out how to bring them over and organize them here.

I've also been guilty of writing fanfic over the years based on various TV shows. I haven't written a lot, but I hope I can figure out how to give what I've done a home here, for whatever enjoyment people might derive from reading it. The collection includes a series of short stories written in the universe of The Professionals, a British TV show from, well, let's just say quite a few years back; a short and a novella written for Starsky & Hutch; a short in Stargate: SG1; a short-short for Supernatural (written just for fun on the Supernatural.tv website); and three failed scripts for Star Trek: Voyager (I didn't anticipate the advent of Seven of Nine ...). Stay tuned, and you may get to see them someday.

In the meantime, I'll try to remember to populate this spot. I hope you enjoy what you find here.
 
 
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Current Music: "Right Here" by Staind
 
 
 
mrshamillmrshamill on May 26th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Hey! There you are! I haven't managed to get over to the other blog to read your impressions of the season finale yet, and I want to. Both MissHamill and I were really blown away by the episode. We were hoping the CW was going to begin running reruns from the beginning of season two, but it looks like no luck there.

Anyway, I'm glad you're around. I don't update very often either (unless I've got something very concrete going on) but you're in on the main filters.
Cat: drivepossessedcakehole_cat on May 29th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
BV! *as I insist on calling you* I've found your abode, awesome! Ahh, the way you describe SN has me thinking "Gosh, I should really check that out" before I realise I already have. ^^' Kudos!

In this, I am beginning [what I hope shall become] a proud tradition of me finding and spamming other SNTV people.

Now I'm off to go and find you help about how to put up that banner I made you *because I'm a raging narcissist, and must have my "work" displayed* :P
A Girl Called Shannon: SPN - Hi!zimshan on August 4th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Hey there!

I'm not sure I ever actually got a chance to comment over on your TVguide.com blog, which is a shame because I've admired your SPN posts for a while now. I've never been very familiar with TVguide's formats. I found your site back in November (after searching for information on the composers, randomly enough) at a time when I had just caught up with the show myself and found your posts such a breath of fresh air to read. I'm so glad to see you've made the transition to LJ! I hope you don't mind me friending you, I'd love to keep up with your posts through my flist.

And once I get some time again, I'll need to catch up on your summertime meta. Looks like you've been busy!
bardicvoice: Formybrotherbardicvoice on August 9th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you have a lot of fun here! I'm a little behind in responding to comments ... sorry!