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I've set this journal up as a back-up to LJ, should there be any problems. At the moment I do not envisage updating it on a regular or even semi-regular basis, I just wanted the security of having it here. Nonetheless, being the kind of person I am, I still wanted to make it look a little representative of who I am/what I enjoy.
ABOUT MY JOURNAL
This journal, as the sub-title suggests, is a slash friendly journal. This means it will contain material, discussions, fanfiction, pictures, etc., of a homoerotic nature. Thus, if the idea of a romantic and/or sexual relationship between two people of the same gender offends or upsets you, and/or you are under the age of consent within your country, then this journal is not for you.
As far as friending me goes, if you wish to do so go and ahead and friend me, there's no need to ask first. Providing that we share at least one interest in common, and/or your journal is interesting to me, then I will almost certainly friend you back. At the moment the vast majority of my posts aren't locked, and I hope to keep to that policy.
If you choose to read my journal either on a regular or semi-regular or indeed just now and again, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing it. The posts in it vary from quite intense and involved discussions right the way through to fun little posts and memes - it all depends on my mood on any given day, not to mention how much time I have to spare. There is also quite a lot of fanfiction, either posted here directly or with links. All of my own stories that appear on-line can be found in the Memories section of my journal, under the relevant fandom, or at my website - Partners Forever - which also contains some timed out zine stories, as well as other information pertaining to my fandoms.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
As you'll see from my location, I'm British. Until 2005 we lived in England, but with both my husband and I being medically retired we decided to move to Scotland. I'm happily married with no children, we do have a Norfolk Terrier, and I was a University Administrator before my disability forced me to take medical retirement. I'm an ultra organised person for whom parallel processing comes as naturally as breathing, which is why Administration was a natural career for me, as it allowed me to wear many different hats (personnel, training, office management, stock control, project management, etc.) in one job.
Due to my disability and being pretty much confined to my home, fandom is my main hobby. It has kept me sane and I have made some wonderful friends and met some lovely people.
My interest in fandom and slash isn’t just that of a writer, reader, list owner/participant, it is also academic. I subject of my Master’s Degree dissertation was Media Fandom and included a chapter on slash, and my biggest problem was keeping it within the word count. I enjoy discussions on fandom in general as well as in particular at all levels, from the simple ‘did you see that look’? to the more complex and involved comparisons and reasonings, the history and the future.
For me fandom is so much more than the specific shows I love.
Outside of fandom my main hobby is reading. I’m a bibliomaniac and we have more books and zines in our house than we know what to do with, but we keep buying more. I’m the classic ‘if I haven’t got anything else to read I’ll read the cereal packet’. My first love of mainstream fiction is the mystery/crime/detective story genre. However, I'm an eclectic reader and read in a wide variety of genres, fantasy, sci fi, romance, children's books, thrillers, non-fiction, to name but a few.
My current obsession is NCIS. I love the show and the characters (with a couple of exceptions). And most of my fandom related time is spent involved in the fandom, or more specifically my particular pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard.
In fandom I go by the name Nikki Harrington, and I write/have written in several fandoms under various names. The vast majority of my stories are slash and I read in the fandoms in which I write, again only slash. I will also occasionally read in other fandoms if I know the pairing and the story is recommended.
I also enjoy other TV shows - Buffy, Angel, MASH, Babylon 5, Stargate SG-1, House, Grey's Anatomy, Hustle, New Tricks. However, I do not consider any of these fandoms, even the shows are a more than watch once and I will read the odd bit of fanfic. Abby/McGee, Buffy/Angel and Lynley/Havers are the only non-slash pairings in which I have any serious interest.
Current Fandoms and OTPs*
- NCIS (Gibbs/Ducky & Abby/McGee). My writing name is Ashleigh Anpilova.
- SAPPHIRE & STEEL (Silver/Steel). My writing name is Ashleigh Anpilova.
- THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (Napoleon/Illya). My writing name is Ashleigh Anpilova.
- THE PROFESSIONALS (Bodie/Doyle). My writing name is Darby Brennan, although I have written a few stories under the name NH.
- DUE SOUTH (Fraser/Vecchio). My writing name is Nikki Harrington, although I have written a few stories under the name Donita Vonette.
There are also a few minority slash pairings on which I am keen. These are: Neil Burnside/Willie Caine from the British series The Sandbaggers; Dalgliesh/Massingham from the TV adaptations of P. D. James's novels and Raffles/Bunny from the Raffles novels/TV adaptations of the E. W. Hornung. When I write these pairings, it will be under the name Nikki Harrington.
I have also written several Starsky/Hutch stories (my first venture into fanfic) and I wrote these stories under the name Nikki Harrington.
*For me OTP (One True Pairing) means that the pairing are together and that one doesn't read/write about half of the pairing with another character, unless it's before the OTP get together and by the end of the story they are indeed together. They are the pairing and are not put with other characters.
Note: This does not mean that, in my eyes, they are the only viable pairing in the fandom and that anyone who doesn't like this pairing is wrong, simply that they are my slash (or in the odd case het) pairing within the fandom.
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