Born and raised in the Bay Area, currently in San Jose (although I prefer the coast), I am hardly your stereotypical California girl. First of all, I don't know where people get the misguided notion that it's sunny 24/7 and that we spend all our time at the beach, because they obviously have never heard of the Fog Belt, which is where I've lived most of my life. We were lucky to see the sun by about 1 p.m. And tanned? Ha! I don't tan. (Damn Scandinavian ancestry.) I think a frog's underbelly has more color than I do. But I digress.
So born and raised in California, I worked as a journalist for our local paper for six years before I decided that it really wasn't what I wanted out of life and I'm now finishing the degrees I let myself get lured away from because, well, I was young and stupid and liked the money I was making. I just finished my journalism AA and my Culinary Arts AS and am now working towards a Nutrition BS with a concentration in dietetics.
In my spare time I love to write and am an avid reader. I also love biking along the coast, intimate dinner parties with good friends and singing. And funnily enough, while I do love the show Roswell (and a few other shows over the years), I don't watch TV. I mean, I seriously don't watch TV. I think I can name on one hand, how many times I've been in front of the TV in the last six months and I'd still have lots of fingers left over. But on the rare occasion I do, I prefer shows like NCIS and Criminal Minds.
I've been writing FanFic for about five or six years now, which is when I discovered fanfic in general while searching for the Roswell books; I stumbled on the The Crashdown at that time. Out of curiosity, I read a couple of the stories and was impressed. If some of the conventional couples writers had been writers for the show, I might not have ended up disliking the conventional pairings as I do. Maybe.
So why Polar? Well, as I've said before, I feel that Liz and Michael each have strengths that balance the others weaknesses. Liz tends to be very controlled, analytical to a fault and likes everything tied up in neat little bundles. Michael on the other hand is a force of nature. He's unpredictable, brash, brutally honest and the sort to do things and worry about the consequences later. Michael has the ability to shake Liz out of her carefully crafted, controlled shell, whereas Liz has the ability to ground Michael and keep him from running off half-cocked. Plus, to me, they aren't true polar opposites.
They are what I like to term surface polar opposites. They seem like they have nothing in common on the surface, but in truth, at the core, they have more similarities than most writers credit. At heart, they are both protectors, are fiercely loyal (in fact it's this trait that has most people saying that they'd never get together, but well, that's an argument for later), they both go against the grain to seek the answers they need, they're intuitive, almost prophetic. Even when Liz's powers manifest, they are more like Michael's than Max. Both have visions, both can blast people, both are tied to their emotions and tend to react violently under stress. Most of all? They have a deep, unspoken respect and trust for the other.