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Name: Edwina "Eddy" Carson

Age: 22

I'm from: Germany

email: eddy15634@onlinehome.de

Hi everybody! I'm Eddy, and I welcome you to my website!

Here are a few things you might like to know about me:
(And if you don't, just skip this and enjoy the rest of the site!)

I am a ...

hopeless Quantum Leap and Star Trek addict

great admirer of the English language

aspiring wannabe novelist (I do write lots of essays, and someday I'll start that novel, big promise!)

geek (and proud of it, too!)

bookworm (mostly scifi and mystery novels, QL fanfic, and articles on science or creative writing) (it's such a pity my professors always have a completely different opinion about grand lit than I do - makes my literature classes a little taxing!)

hobby psychologist (but don't worry, I only psychoanalyze characters from TV shows, not real people ;) )

fan of happy endings

woman in black (honestly, it's only a freak of nature that my hair is blonde)

mind person (sometimes a little too much), who likes to hold intelligent conversations and loves pondering "what if..." questions

member of the ice cream addicts anonymous

person with an own opinion

I want to ...

publish mystery novels

teach English and creative writing to adults

live in San Diego, California for a while

learn to play the piano (I'm just waiting for the day to keep repeating itself)

get feedback for my HP

I always try to be ...

(and unfortunately not always succeeding - but I'm working on it!)


the kind of friend I'd want


creative and imaginative

someone who says what she means and means what she says

I believe that ...

you never cease to learn in your life

Q is the coolest Star Trek character directly after Reg Barclay

Italians are the best cooks (for giving us all those brilliant dishes, such as pizza, pasta and gelati)

you can program websites in a way that they work in all browsers and still have a cool design

I hate ...

spelling and grammar mistakes (yes, I'm a nit-pick, but I guess I was born that way; I just can't help it)

being shy

political topics (I couldn't care less - *snore*)

when you can't rely on someone

my faculty's reading list

the BA program at German universities

when I tell someone that I study language, lit, and culture of the US and am asked whether the US has a culture in the first place (you are sooo funny, guys! We are just not amused.)

people who have no manners

My Top 5 ...


  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Men in Black I
  • Not Quite Human I-III
  • Unconditional Love
  • Just One Of The Guys

  • scifi
  • mystery & detective
  • (romantic) comedy & dramedy
  • 1980s teenager movies
  • vampire flicks

  • Lost Souls in the Hunting Ground (Penelope Hill)
    (although it's not a published novel but a fanfiction, it's as long and much better written than many a novel, so I think it counts)
  • Star Trek: I, Q (John DeLancie, Peter David)
  • Quantum Leap: Pulitzer (L. Elisabeth Storm)
  • How to write damn good mystery novels (James N. Frey)
  • everything by Bill Bryson

characteristics of a good book
  • good style
  • you learn something
  • you like the characters and/or can identify with them
  • enthralling
  • witty and humorous
  • philosophical (to be or not to be, that sort of thing)
Thus, you know you've read a good book when you are drawn into the story so that you forget everything else and when you turn the last page and feel as if you've lost an old and dear friend.

TV shows
  • Quantum Leap
  • Star Trek
  • Stargate (SG-1 & Atlantis)
  • Desperate Houseviwes
  • Life on Mars

music genres
  • rock'n'roll
  • "angry girl music" (e.g. Pink!, 10 Things ... soundtrack)
  • pop rock
  • soul
  • country (though almost exclusively Randy Travis - well, almost)

My life's mottoes:

(I collect good quotes, so this is really just a very small selection):

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
- Jack London (1876 - 1916)

They say you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself.
- Ricky Nelson, singer

You should never allow your emotions to rule your humor or your actions.
- Sherlock Holmes

I'm a firm believer in doing something for your own reasons, and not someone else's.
- Kat Stratford, 10 Things I hate about you

A life lived in fear isn't much fun.
- Victor Fox, Unconditional Love

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
- Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926), The Happy Life, 1896

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
- P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly

Before giving someone a piece of mind be sure you have enough to spare!
- bumper sticker

Don't let schooling get in the way of your education.
- bumper sticker

Everything is possible, just not too probable.
- bumper sticker

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
- Albert Einstein