Thank you for the welcomes, everyone; now to reply to each thing you've all posted.
That was a lovely detailed post, nice to have an eye for detail hehe! Anyway let me be the 1st to welcome you to the forum Leigh, sounds like you'll fit in round these parts.....especially with Tracy with your love of Steve!
Medievalist eh? That sounds like interesting work. What kind of writer are you?
Oooh almost forgot i'm Becky.
I fell into being a Medievalist by chance; my advisor/lecturer at uni was running a Medieval studies module and when he went on sabbatical, he asked me to take over running it for a year because no-one else would do it, and I'd sat the module the previous year. I loved it so much that when I chose to do it for my PhD. The History dept then learned of this and asked me to do a lecture on the Medieval period for the year one compulsory module and it went from there.
The writing part came about when talking to my gran one day. The stories she told were so fantastic and out of this world that I was inspired to take some of them and develop them into a very weird and dark novel. One of my friends stole a couple of chapters last year and sent them to an agent and he loved it so much that he signed me to his books. He pimped it around a couple of publishers but was rejected so we decided to re-edit and re-write some parts so he can try other publishers.
I suppose you could call my style realism with urban fantasy, the fantastic/comic/grotesque element is there to stop the realism from being too, I'm going to hate myself for using this word, gritty. There's only so much one can write about the perils of growing up in a generic town with a dysfunctional family without it becoming tedious.
Tubby Little Titwitch wrote:I've just put the kettle on - brew?
Hiya, Hazel. A brew would be lovely, thank you; no sugar.
Beast wrote: Get sat down if ya like!
Thank you, I'm all sat down and nice and comfortable. My shoes are under the barometer
MrsBeasley wrote:Hello & welcome
Hello, and thank you for the welcome
Voodoo Lady wrote:On the business side of things, as it's mah job, please take a minute to look over our forum guidelines if you have not already done so.
The guidelines have been read and duly noted.
Most of our forum members have at least an anachronistic bent, if not a downright obsession. I suppose that's only natural, being Gents fans, and all.
From this alone, I think I'm going to like it an awful lot here.
Son of Tubbs returns! wrote:Who is your fave Doctor of all? Im a Peter Davison man myself.
My fave Doctor has to be Colin Baker *runs* His portayal had style, flair, and a fair bit of moral ambiguity. He really grew on me through the BF audios though.
tracy wrote:He was great as Daddy, but the Jed Hunter/Ned Huntem :Laughing: wig just does something for me...
Hiya Tracy. I see the appeal of that wig, yes.. sorry, where was I? My mind tends to wander when it comes to anything Steve related. It doesn't help that I tend to be attracted to men like him :Laughing:
South of Boldon and North of Seaham, eh? I could probably have a guess being from the North East myself, but I'm more familiar with Peterlee/Durham/Newcastle/Sunderland/Shields... giz a clue? Seaburn? (probably hopelessly wrong).
You're not hopelessly wrong at all! I live in Roker, right next to Seaburn. It's all the same really, apart from that there are more local nutters here than Seaburn (I'm most likely one of them).
Papa's new wife wrote:A lot of us have such similar tastes, it's like we're fated to be League fans
Hiya, and thank you
I've noticed from my lurking that our tastes are similar; my friends think I'm nuts for loving Hammer and Amicus films and drive-in movies. In fact, there are a lot ofthings that my friends think I'm bonkers for loving and it's so refreshing to find a place where there are others who like the same things I do. From my reading of old threads here, I squeed when I found a link to a website that sells 70s film soundtracks. I emailed the link to a friend and he replied "Only you could get so geeky about such a thing as this!".