I can't help it. I
am absolutely, and without a doubt a sucker for the
kinda entertainment. I will probably never be able to
get into more sophisticated television programs. Such
things would take too much of a commitment on my part.
If I want a mystery, I'll pick up a book. If I want to
unwind, I'll watch Thunderbirds.
Thunderbirds after a hard day at school. I was home, on my
own and after doing six circuits of the channels, I threw the
remote on the couch and walked into the kitchen for noodles.
When I came back, there was a small, yellow submarine on my
TV. Being a Beatles fan, I was immediately infatuated with
Thunderbird 4 at that point. This is probably where my
The marionettes, to be
honest, freaked me out at first. But I couldn't change the
channel, and I turned it on again the next day. After a few
episodes, I got a feel for the characters and began to look
past the strings and the plastic. They had personalities,
quirks, and characteristics that made them human. And plus,
they blow stuff up on a regular basis, which is always an
attractive feature for any show.
Finding fan fiction has
been great, especially since I can't get a fix of
Thunderbirds on TV anymore. It's been a lot of fun,
putting work out there to be read (and hopefully enjoyed) by
other Thunderbirds fanatics. If nothing else, I have
met some very interesting people, many of which are fantastic
writers who offer great encouragement.