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all about me
I'm Jen. I'm a 43-year-old stay-at-home-mom to five kids between nine and nineteen and now one grandon (born in 2019). I was born and raised in Chicago but now live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. I met my husband while working at Walmart after I quit college in April/May 1999, got engaged on June 5, 1999 and were married January 7, 2000. We never dated. We went from friends to engaged to married in a span of 8 1/2 months. We're kind of crazy. Literally... I'm crazy. I have bipolar which is just tons of fun.

what I like
I like a lot of creative things: writing, photography, graphic design, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking. I design book covers and make icons. I also play the violin. Or, more precisely, I pretend I play the violin--a skill I learned in high school and have since forgotten.

my writing
I started writing when I was a kid. My mom used to tell me that I was always making up stories and as soon as I could write I'd jot them down in my mixed-up, crooked kid writing. I, personally, remember writing my first story at around seven: The Little Ant. The manuscript and the illustrated book I made have both been lost over the years, but I remember the basic storyline (a selfish ant steals a pie and blames his friend). I really didn't do much writing (despite creative writing classes in college even) until 2005 when I discovered fanfic. Since then I've written hundreds of stories. I've also written four novels, although three of them have been hidden away in the metaphorical desk drawer until a later date. My most recent one is still being worked on. I credit NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for my novels.

my fandoms
There are so many shows that I like and I'm primarily a "shipper". Even before I knew what that was I picked couples from my favorite shows to fall in love with.
Fandoms I write/wrote for:

  • That 70s Show--Jackie/Hyde

  • Firefly--Mal/Inara

  • Angel--Angel/Cordy

  • Buffy--Buffy/Spike

  • Stargate SG-1--Sam/Jack, Daniel/Vala

  • Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries--Clare/Russ, Hadly/Flynn

  • Stargate Atlantis--Elizabeth/Sheppard

  • The 100--Bellamy/Clarke

  • Red vs Blue--Carolina/York, Carolina/Wash

  • Girl Genius--Gil/Tarvek, Gil/Agatha/Tarvek

    Other fandoms I enjoy:

    • The Walking Dead--Daryl/Carol

    • Castle--Castle/Beckett

    • Sleepy Hollow--Crane/Abby

    • Lucifer

    • Longmire

    • Psych

    • Doctor Who

    • Torchwood

    • Dark Matter

    • Helix

    • Eureka--Carter/Ally, Jo/Zane

    • Enterprise--Trip/T'pol

    • Falling Skies

    • Farscape

    • Leverage

    • Revolution--Miles/Rachel

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angel, angel/cordy, anne with an e, atheism, avengers, baby names, bellamy/clarke, buffy, buffy the vampire slayer, buffy/spike, cam/vala, carolina/york, castle, castle/beckett, cats, chicago, chicago bears, claire lazebnik, common law, crocheting, cross-stitiching, daniel/vala, daryl dixon, daryl/carol, diet coke, digital scrapbooking, divergent series, dollhouse, dr. pepper, enterprise, eureka, fairly legal, falling skies, fanfiction, farscape, fiction, firefly, football, fringe, george lucas, gil/agatha/tarvek, girl genius, guardians of the galaxy, han/leia, harry potter, iced tea, ikea, intelligence, iron man, jack o'neill, jack/sam, jackie/hyde, john/aeryn, joss whedon, julia spencer-fleming, kids, kingdom of loathing, kirksville, knitting, leverage, longmire, lost, lucifer, magnus/nikola, mal/inara, marvel, mcu, millers kill, missouri, nanowrimo, oregon, peanut butter cups, pirates of the caribbean, pittsburgh, pizza, pokmon go, portland, psych, quilting, reading, red vs blue, revolution, romantic comedies, russ/clare, rvb, rwby, rwby chibi, sam/jack, sanctuary, sci-fi, scrapbooking, serenity, sg-1, sga, sgu, sim city, sims 3, sims 4, sleepy hallow, star wars, stargate, stargate atlantis, stargate sg-1, sticky notes, subway, target, thanksgiving, that 70s show, the 100, the coast, the dragon prince, the river, the walking dead, tony stark, trip/t'pol, tris/four, truman state university, turkey club sandwiches, umbrella academy, vancouver, veronica mars, walking, warehouse 13, washington, writing, x-files, zoo

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