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Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby MickLifeCrisis » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:37 am

I settle in for my usual Friday night ritual. Ghost Whisperer at eight o’clock. Numb3rs at ten o’clock. Hmm, the ads during Ghost Whisperer for that Moonlight show look interesting, and that guy is pretty cute, but I’m not going to commit myself to three solid hours of television every Friday night. I might need my brain cells later in life. So at nine o’clock I turn off the television and work the Wall Street Journal crossword puzzle that is published only on Fridays. I look forward to it every week. Keeps those brain cells sharp.

Finished the puzzle. It’s early yet for Numb3rs, but I turn on the TV. Oh, that vampire show.

“You can’t feed here. We have rules.” A fight. A stake. A body in flames.

Two friends sharing a drink and a tale by the fire.

The good looking one, Mick I think his name is, nervously knocks on the blonde’s door.

“You’re the first human that I’ve told any of this to, about who I am or what I am. So yeah, I trust you.” The words. The touch. The music. She watches him walk down the hall. Wow. I have to see more of this.

Saturday morning. Fire up the laptop. Go to the CBS website to see if they show the full episodes. They do! Watch the first one. Boy, this is good. Watch the second one. I have to have more. Watch the entire third one. I am hooked. Who cares about three hours of television? This grabs me deep inside. Never felt like this about a television show before.

Oh, look. There is a message board on cbs.com and people are commenting about Moonlight. I’ve never used a message board before. Wow, look at all the people talking about this show! I come back again and again to read what people say. A guilty pleasure. Someone posts that there is a board especially for Moonlight, called Moonlight Fans. I’ll just take a peek. So this is what a forum looks like! I had no idea. Pictures. Screen names. Lingo. Other people who love this show as much as I do. Who feel drawn to it like I do.

I learn the vernacular. I lurk for a week or two. I come up with a screen name and get up the nerve to join. My name fits what is happening to me. My mid-life crisis. It has to be. What else could explain it?

Several board splits later. Same online friends. New online friends. New computer skills. So this is fan fiction. Wow, these stories bring the characters to life! I have a story inside me. Where did it come from? It bubbles up to the surface. I wasn’t so bad at writing in school; maybe I could try one. But these authors are so good. Dare I post one? What if no one likes it? I’ll just do this one.

The show ended before its time. Not the ending I wanted, but one I can live with. I have a DVD of sixteen episodes. I watch them over and over and over. Mick and Beth are everything to me. The emotions Alex can convey with a look, a gesture; they still move me.

Two years later, and I am still drawn to my computer every night. Every. Night.

Thanks to all of you.
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby lorig » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:49 am

:hankie: I loved it MLC. Nice to see your journey to where we are now. I see you every night. Every. Night. And I love it!! Talk to you later my friend!! :rose:
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby librarian_7 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:01 am

Thanks, MLC, for sharing. I think so many of us were new to the whole "fan" thing....discovering fan board, and fic, and all the other weird and wonderful joys of being part of an online community.

We're glad you're here, and we'll be here, too. Because, it's all about Moonlight.

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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby HotMicks » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:15 am

Glad it's not just me!!!!! Phew!!!!!

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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby cassysj » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:16 am

MLC - I'm certainly glad you're still enjoying the Moonlight journey. Two of your stories are some of my favorites fanfic. Double-Wide which I read on another board and still chuckle at every re-read and Mick's Memorial Day which is such a poignant tale.
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby GuardianAngel » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:18 am

I think most of our stories are similar. I was nodding through the whole thing, dsr. ESPECIALLY this:

Two years later, and I am still drawn to my computer every night. Every. Night.
Isn't it mind blowing? I think it will be this way for me for some time to come.
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby darkstarrising » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:25 am

Your story is one that many of us relate to. Every. Single. Night.

Thank you for sharing and for taking that chance at writing again... :hug:
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby allegrita » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:45 am

Oh, man, can I relate! :snicker: I wake up every morning, log in to Facebook, wake Beth up, and get her ready for work. Then I log in on MLA and check the board. And THEN I get ready for work. :gasp: :dizzy:

But would I change a thing? Nahhhh...
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby moonlight_vixen » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:30 am

MLC, thanks for sharing your journey with us! And I know each one of us can definitely relate :smooch: :flowers:
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby nutmegger911 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:54 am

Isn't it amazing the doors we've opened on this giant thrill ride? Strap in - Let's go around again!
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby MSJ_sunglasses » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:02 am

Like you, MLC, I'd never done the 'fan' thing before either - fun isn't it? Seeing cassy's post reminded me of your Double Wide fic and I've just gone back for a re-read - still makes me giggle, I loved the salesman :clapping:
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby MickLifeCrisis » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:17 am

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! :rose: It's been a wonderful ride together and I'm looking forward to staying for more! :hyper2:
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby francis » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:11 am

Yeah, I can relate, MLC. Stumbling over Moonlight, hooked for life. It wasn't just Mick, but it was Mick too. Thank you for your story.
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby Albra » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:17 pm

... drawn to my computer every night. Every. Night.


Me too ... :snicker:
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Re: Becoming MickLifeCrisis - 2nd Anniversary Challenge

Postby jen » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:16 pm

[quote]..drawn to my computer EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.[quote]

Yup. Me three.

And having a WONDERFUL time!!!

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