Geeky twentysomething with a penchant for period drama, romance novels, undying loyalty, true love, partners-in-crimesolving, anything penned by Heidi Thomas, David Weber, or Aaron Sorkin, and boys who love each other. (Also girls who love each other, and boys and girls who love each other.)
American by birth, but spent half a decade resident in Scotland. Very much a Hufflepuff, with all that entails.
Proud member of FoRKS.
See you around.
RoseAndHeather Exhibits The Following Tropes:
- Appointment Television: Call the Midwife and All Creatures Great & Small (2020). The Newsroom and Code Black were also this while they were 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).
- Come for the X, Stay for the Y: Repeatedly.
- Came to Call the Midwife for the Scottish nun and her doctor, stayed for... uh, literally everything else. It's that good.
- Came to Code Black for Marcia Gay Harden, stayed because it's the best medical drama to hit the air since ER.
- Came to Criminal Minds because it was on TV a lot, stayed because Aaron Hotchner is a dreamboat.
- Came to the Honorverse for the cute furry aliens and Space Opera, stayed for the political epic and extraordinary supporting cast.
- Came to Miami Medical for Lana Parrilla, stayed for Jeremy Northam and the buckets of Competence Porn.
- Came to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries because I'd watch it with my parents, stayed for Phryne, Jack, and Phryne and Jack.
- Came to The Newsroom because Aaron Sorkin wrote it, stayed because it's phenomenal.
- Came to Once Upon a Time for Queen Elsa, stayed for Regina.
- Came to The West Wing because I'm a politics nerd, stayed for — everything. Literally everything.
- 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.
- Geeky Turn-On: Show me a character who is both compassionate and outrageously good at their job, and I will probably fall at least a little bit in love with that character.
- Guilty Pleasures: Yes, I know all the criticisms of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals. I've made all the criticisms of his musicals. I am still absolute trash for just about everything he composes. The music is that addictive. It is crack for my ears and I'm not ashamed of it.
- Has a Type:
- Wave a compassionate, (relatively) conservative, honorable, emotionally reserved, older, military or law-enforcement 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.
- Military trauma surgeons. Particularly emotionally reserved/repressed ones. Cases in point — Ethan Willis, Berenice "Bernie" Wolfe, and Matt Proctor. Also Siegfried Farnon, even if he is a veterinarian.
- In general, older, powerful, stoic, incredibly competent, secretly-kindhearted men in positions of authority.
- I Knew It!:
- Predicted Castle's (real) middle name of "Alexander" months before it was made canon.
- Called the Melissa Mailey/James Nichols romance in 1632 in the space of about twenty pages.
- Just Here for Godzilla: I just watch The Conjuring series for Ed and Lorraine's love story.
- My Real Daddy: While I like a number of Doctors — albeit some more than others — my Doctor is Jodie Whittaker's Thirteen, and has been since the moment I clapped eyes on her.
- 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.
- 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".
- Weasel Mascot: According to Pottermore, my Patronus is a mink. I can't say the comparison isn't apt.
- Wiki Curator: For Amy Klobuchar and Jemma Redgrave, as well as everything All Creatures Great & Small (2020), Inspector Lynley, Honor Harrington, Code Black, and Call the Midwife.