Why I like Kate Beckett.
I've been a fan of Castle since I was introduced to it by my Dad a few years back (about the time season 2 was airing, I think), and since then Beckett has easily been one of my favorite characters in the series. One, because she's kickass and gorgeous, but that isn't the only reason. I find Beckett to be an interesting character and one that I can easily relate to. Because of that I greatly admire her. She gives it her all in what she does, and even if she can't make herself happy she can at least make someone else happy, which I think is pretty neat. She's also greatly stubborn, like myself, and will chase things down until she gets what she feels is the right answer. Her relationship with those she works with is also quite amusing (Ryan and Esposito in particular), and even her relationship with Castle is downright awesome.
About the site.
I have a friend to thank for my applying for Beckett's fanlisting because, at the time, I wasn't very active at the TFL forums and I had no idea her fanlisting was up for adoption. I'm so glad she told me, otherwise I'd likely be kicking myself because I love Beckett so much. I adopted the fanlisting from Shifaa in December of 2012. The fact that I was able to adopt her fanlisting makes me happy beyond words. When I adopted the fanlisting it went under the name "Tough But Savvy", and while I kept it, I wanted something that reflected all of the struggles Beckett went through throughout the series. That's where "Still Standing" comes in. I think it works, no? The fanlisting was finished and opened on December 27, 2012.
Currently we are on version 2 of the site which was made by me using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and then coded by hand using Notepad. The image used was found at this site and patterns used were a mix of patterns made by me and patterns from Subtle Patterns. The fonts used are called Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold and Constantia which were default with my computer. Previous layouts used may be found at my layout archive.
Here you'll find all fanlistings currently affiliated with Still Standing. If you are interested in being one, too, then feel free to contact me. Castle related fanlistings only please.