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beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (BE, watcher tattoo be)

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Created on 2009-05-01 09:46:37 (#157279), last updated 2017-04-30 (2 hours ago)

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Name:beccaelizabeth
Birthdate:Aug 23
Location:Norwich
Second generation SF fan, learned to read from F&SF books. In fandom since at least 1997, first convention 1998, still going to several every year. I have a Watcher tattoo on my inside left wrist, from the Highlander TV series, and use it as my default icon. I was in college between 2002 and 2013, started with Art History, Sociology and Cultural Studies at Access level, went on to an English with Cultural Studies degree. 10 credits were from Film & Television Studies, on Doctor Who; I did rather well in that unit. College tells me I must have a plan for my career. I said, "Write for Doctor Who." They decided this was a fine and serious plan and keep giving me advice. I tried to do a Scriptwriting course but the UEA cancelled a lot of courses that year, that among them. So I just wrote a couple of fanfic scripts. Over the summers I wrote something to send to BBC Writer's Room; it got sent back without comment, but that happens a lot, so I should try again.

My favourite unit thus far, aside from the obvious, is the one on the Renaissance. I got 79% in an exam from that: best mark ever. After seeing David Tennant play Hamlet I'd been just a little obsessed with it. This gave me plenty to read - Shakespeare has a fandom, and it gets to use big words and award itself degrees. Second favourite texts were the Greek tragedies. But that was probably my least favourite unit, it was all group work and people complaining they weren't learning anything. I thought I'd like Intro Movies because the teacher said he'd use Doctor Who clips, but alas, it was serial killers and prostitutes films, and I got really bored. Studying Doctor Who is like studying a history of British television and production methods, and was probably why I passed Movies at all. My dissertation was on Doctor Who... and I ended up with a First :-D

That was some years ago, and I'm still trying to think of something to do next...

I'm autistic spectrum and used to be agoraphobic to the point I didn't leave the house except for conventions. Fandom saved my life. Fandom is my life. Between fandom, college, studying a subject I know really well, and going to conventions, I can now leave the house all on my own... sometimes. If I know where I'm going and have been there before. And get really motivated. Best of all when I went to Redemption '09 I talked, fluently, all weekend. It was brilliant. Now if I can only think of something to say...


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I used to be on geocities, then I magically found me copied on webring.com
also on oocities.org and reocities.com
It's a bit of a mess either way. And far beyond my power to edit. So it gets steadily more embarrassing.

Here is better, with almost all my work to date:
beccaelizabeth's fanfic on Archive Of Our Own.org
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