"Open your eyes so wide that you let the entire world come in."Geeky twentysomething with a penchant for period drama, romance novels, undying loyalty, true love, partners-in-crimesolving, anything penned by Heidi Thomas or Aaron Sorkin, and boys who love each other. (Also girls who love each other, and boys and girls who love each other.) Fandoms include Call the Midwife, Honor Harrington, Code Black, 1632, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Babylon 5 and Robin Hood in its many forms. American by birth, currently resident in Scotland. Very much a Hufflepuff, with all that entails. Proud member of FoRKS. See you around.
— Richard Engel
Rose And Heather Exhibits The Following Tropes:
- Allergic to Routine: One of the major reasons I picked my profession was because you never have the same day twice.
- Appointment Television: Call the Midwife and Code Black. The Newsroom was also this while it was still airing.
- Approval of God: I once wrote a miniature essay on the relationship dynamic between two characters from the Honorverse which got the stamp of approval from David Webernote himself, much to my eternal pride (and admittedly somewhat swelled head).
- Bi the Way: Well, if the variety of characters under Perverse Sexual Lust wasn't enough of a clue....
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Certified genius. Decent-but-not-exceptional at school, except when I feel like trying.
- "When I start caring, I will be sure to let you know."
- "Christ on a bike!"
- "You people confuse me."note
- Come for the X, Stay for the Y: Repeatedly.
- Came to Once Upon a Time for Queen Elsa, stayed for Regina.
- Came to Code Black for Marcia Gay Harden, stayed because it's the best medical drama to hit the air since ER.
- Came to Call the Midwife for the Scottish nun and her doctor, stayed for... uh, literally everything else. It's that good.
- Came to Honor Harrington for the cute furry aliens and Space Opera, stayed for the political epic and extraordinary supporting cast.
- Death Glare: Reputed to have one that can stop a full-grown horse in its tracks. At the very least, it's good for quelling fathers who think they're funny.
- Entry Pimp: If an entry about Shep Smith or Richard Engel appeared anywhere on this wiki after mid-2015, I'm probably responsible. (If said Engel example regards his adorable friendship with Rachel Maddow, I'm definitely responsible.) And I'm not sorry about it.
- Game of Nerds: Natch. Red Sox Nation, baby. Baseball is the sport of the intelligentsia. No matter what the English say.
- Has a Type: Wave a compassionate, conservative, honorable, older military man under my nose and watch me melt like butter on hot tarmac. I eventually figured out that this stems from my preteen crush on one Lord Wyldon of Cavall.
- Hero-Worshipper: I adore Hillary Clinton without reservation or regret and count her as the most inspirational hero of my life.
- I Knew It!: Predicted Castle's (real) middle name of "Alexander" months before it was made canon. Also called the Melissa Mailey/James Nichols romance in 1632 in the space of about twenty pages.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Am good friends with several of my former teachers.
- Just Here for Godzilla: "Just here for Jeff Hephner" explains quite a bit about my TV habits.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Dogs are cool. I don't want to have one. Give me cats. All the cats.
- Perverse Sexual Lust: Don't mention Augustus Khumalo, Allen Higgins, Michael Oversteegen, Thomas Theisman, Eloise Pritchart, Barbara Havers, Regina Mills, Bruce Banner, John Simpson, James Nichols, Leanne Rorish, or Ed Harbert unless you are prepared to endure a torrent of innuendo-laden fangirling. It's for your own sanity.
- Running Gag: My undying love for Eloise Pritchart is something of a running gag on the official Honorverse forums, to the extent that David Weber himself has teased me about it repeatedly.
Weber: [introducing a snippet of a short story which puts Eloise through pure hell] Rose, put away the sharp pointy objects.
- Saw "Star Wars" 27 Times: To the extent that I am defined by my passion for one fictional series/show/universe/what-have-you, that thing is Harry Potter. Not because it's my all-time favorite work of fiction (it isn't), or because it's the one I'm most obsessed with (it's not), but because it shaped my literary and fannish childhood from the time I was ten years old. If you ask me to describe myself in one single word, nine times out of ten, that word will be "Hufflepuff".
- Serial Tweaker: And I'm not too bothered about curing that, either.
- Weasel Mascot: According to Pottermore, my Patronus is a mink. I can't say the comparison isn't apt.
- Wiki Curator: For everything Inspector Lynley, Honor Harrington, and Code Black, as well as Call the Midwife when it's airing.