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.