Serendipity strikes again

Hi - after a fairly rapid and rather spontaneous dive into a pool of unknown depths and intriquing (but friendly) hazards that I now know as Peer Review - I feel my h2g2 virginity is fading fast.
I/we am/are pleased to receive the mantle of a newly honed researcher number 14205267* and thanks to all peers for the warm welcome, advice, cakes, tea chocolate, fizzy and beer.
*(apologies to John Drake who fought so hard to prevent this kind of thing)

I'm a Criminologist (ex- LSE/Bedford College) & a writer about true crimes that have a certain twist and character that really proves the old adage from Mark Twain that, 'Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.'
My recent writing/reading involves the supernatural - began as a sceptic but the evidence I personally encountered was overwhelming in support of the continuing existence of a 'supernatural essence', or some form of residual memory.
I am constantly surprised by what reality throws up.
Research is an adventure and now having just discovered h2g2, I cannot wait to get involved. What a brilliant creation in honour of Douglas Adams.

I have a great love of localities and the minutia of village life, customs, memories of the elders & linguistic aspects of changing cultural traditions. I am now keen to study history again and when I searched for details of The Rankian School of Thought, the first Google item was a piece by Kyra for h2g2 - so I arrived here as if it was supposed to be - so I joined immediately.
In support of my serendipity theory, I have also written a children's fantasy adventure story with a lead character called Peta - a lo and behold, Peta also pops up as an h2g2 stalwart, confirming that I should be here after all at 9.44am on a sunny Saturday morning in early November

I love comedy and have been fortunate enough to be a commissioned writer for some BBC comedy programmes and learnt so much about the 'structure of the spontaneous' Always joy to hear your comedy heroes speak your lines as if they've just thought of them - miss the great comedy legends Ronnie Barker and the brilliant Kenny Everett - what a loss.
Hero comedy writer is Barry Cryer.

I look forward to the next serendipitous adventure (or perhaps I have already had another without realising it)



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