My name is
Sue and I'm from Reno, Nevada (it's not pronounced Nev-aaahhh-da, think
"bad ass"). My obsession with Moonlighting began when
I saw the pilot episode way back in 1985. I had always liked Cybill
Shepherd so I tuned in just to see her. But the minute I saw Bruce
Willis on the screen, well, I think Mike Meyers said it best:
SCHWING!! From that moment on I was hooked. I loved the
writing and of course the chemistry between the actors was the greatest
ever. I managed to get married and have a kid (C.J.) in there somewhere,
but I never missed an episode. Hey, it was a great show…for awhile.
I have to admit I even watched when it got abysmal, although now
it's painful to watch that last season.
show limped off the air I'm sure I must have cried and mourned but then I
decided it was time to get a life so I had another kid (Sara).
Needless to say, I was quite busy with my family so I never saw any
Moonlighting reruns, and I never even missed it. I even lost
my infatuation with Bruce when he became an action hero.
children and husband made life interesting, but all those years of
diapers, Barney and PTA meetings left me wanting. I just didn't know
for what. Then a couple of years ago, I walked into my living room and
there was my son - watching Moonlighting! I screamed, he ran out of
the room and I was hooked all over again. I rediscovered the banter
and those wonderful, insane, complex characters. I was really
getting back into it again when Bravo yanked it from the air, and I was
very depressed. For some stupid reason I had never taped any of the
episodes and I found myself really missing the show this time around.
wonderful son once again showed me the light. He led me to the
Internet where I found such wonderful sites as Fanfiction.net and
Moonlighting Central (my all-time favorite ML site). I loved the
Virtual Sixth Season and finally got up the nerve to post messages on the
Forum (I'm pathetically shy) and try my hand at writing fan fiction.
That's when I found the creative outlet my life had been lacking.
After I'd posted a couple of stories on Fanfiction.net (they're
still there if you're interested), I was encouraged by the response I
received. Then the most wonderful thing happened. Diane asked
if I'd be interested in writing for Virtual Season Seven, and I very
calmly emailed her that, um, yes, that might be fun, all the while doing
cartwheels in my pj's.
write constantly, and I pay no attention to those pesky people I live
with, except when they crawl out of the kitchen looking like Nazi death
camp survivors begging to be fed. My daughter thinks all us crazy
writers should be locked up far away from the rest of society where we
can't hurt other normal people. Maybe she's right. Actually,
that sounds kinda fun, as long as I can have my VCR, my computer, and my
other ML buddies for company.