|The Madman From The Bronx|
Author has written 21 stories for Goonies, Inuyasha, Misc. Movies, Stand By Me, Indiana Jones, Chronicles of Narnia, Swing Kids, Newsies, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, To Kill a Mockingbird, Family Guy, Les Miserables, Don Quixote, Lion King, Nancy Drew series, and Starsky and Hutch.
Name: Zoe-- with a zillion nicknames in tow
Commeth from Chicago. Currently, I live somewhere in Indiana.
My heart is stuck in the 40's and my mind in the 70's. I'm not sure whether I love singing or writing more, but I'm a vocal performance and philosophy double major at the moment. Also, I read something and my mind needs more information to envelop it, for I hate naked ideas. I do extensive historical and philosophical research, which may or my not include planning and writing arbitrary theses. (Proud nerd.) Since I've started this account, I've improved somewhat as a writer, so don't read what I wrote four years ago. I'm finishing up those stories right now but only to kill my guilty conscience. Anyhow, don't be put off by some of this stream-of-consciousness stuff. I'm not interesting; I'm interested.
What I Write: currently stuff for the Starsky and Hutch, Nancy Drew, and Les Miserables fandoms.
When I Write: (especially important) I am a college student. Ergo, I am busy. Things take a while sometimes. Sorry!
I used OCs extensively in my earlier fics, but I try to avoid them now. If there are new OCs in new fics, then they've got a lot of thought put into them. (Furthermore--If you want quality writing, read my more recent fics. My creative ability has matured somewhat since I was thirteen.)
It's The Mileage, Ferris Bueller's Day In, To No One Goes The Spoils - on hiatus
The Distressing Chronicles of Jaken, Weaponless Warrior - discontinued.
Goonies: Our Last Adventure? - in progress
POSSIBLY COMING SOON IN ORDER OF LIKELIHOOD...
Starsky and Hutch stuff- hopefully many things
Les Miserables: The High School version- adapted musical lyrics. What are Mizzies like if put in high school rather than 19th century France? Read to find out! Musical verse, of course.
The Gamine and the Bourgeois- a Jondrette girl once took a begging letter to Monsieur Leblanc. What had she told him that convinced him to help her family?
Of Edmund and Sea Serpents- a fic explaining King Edmund's great fear of sea serpents. Movie verse, of course.
Les Miserables: Eponine/Enjolras, some of Eponine/Montparnasse, a little of Eponine/Marius, Cosette/Montparnasse, Jehan/Feuilly, Combeferre/Courfeyrac
Phantom of the Opera (also serves for Love Never Dies): Erik/Christine, Erik/Antoinette, Raoul playing with himself HAHAHAHAHA I'm so mean.
Narnia series: Ramandu's daughter/Peter, Peter/Caspian, Edmund/Caspian, Corin/Lucy, Jill/Eustace.
Harry Potter: Harry/Draco, Lily/Severus, Lily/James, Ron/Hermione
And now: capricious facts, I salute you.
Marius is dead to me, and here is why:
I strongly dislike Marius because of his lack of intelligence. The fact that he knows three languages doesn't seem to help him in constructive political arguments if he compares Napoleon to every Greek god there is (I exaggerate, but surely you get my point) and gives a multiple-page rant that is deflected by three words by Combeferre. He has a poet's mind; that's fine. However, he shouldn't be shooting his mouth off when he doesn't know what the hell he is talking about. At least Jehan is lovable because he only talks within his areas of expertise (which are plentiful) instead of being pretentious about things outside of them. Also, I dislike Marius' pining over Cosette for six months. Cosette eventually did put him to the back of her mind while going on with her life. Above there is an Eponine/Marius pairing; I only really like this for the musical fandom, where Marius' idiocy is a little more lovable. I will give Marius this: he is brave, even if he is of the reckless sort (more like Eponine than perhaps he would like to consider), and it's admirable indeed that he didn't except his grandfather's money when making a new life for himself. Let's debate!
Favorite authors: John Steinbeck, Jerry Spinelli, John Knowles, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Edna Ferber, Sylvia Plath, Khaled Houssini, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Llewelyn, William Shakespeare
...and Samuel Clemens and François-Marie Arouet, of course. Brownie points if you know these guys. :P
Favorite novels of all time:
1. Of Mice And Men
2. Kite Runner
3. Les Miserables
4. The Red Badge of Courage
6. War and Peace
7. The Scarlet Letter
8. Brave New World
9. A Separate Peace
10. East of Eden
Other favorites (and favorite nonfiction works/plays): The Pearl, Stargirl, On Revolution, A Raisin In The Sun, The Crucible, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Metroland, Little Women, Winter, The Great Gatsby, The Prince, One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich, Night, To Kill A Mockingbird, Animal Farm, Kidnapped!, Dandelion Wine, The Things They Carried, Don Quixote, Tevye the Dairyman stories, The Last Valley
Favorite movies of all time:
1. Stand By Me (1986)
2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
3. Last Valley (1970)
4. To Sir, With Love (1968)
5. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
6. Ordinary People (1980)
7. The Great Dictator (1940)
8. The King's Speech (2010)
9. Empire of the Sun (1987)
10. Mosquito Coast (1986)
Additional note: Schindler's List is the best move I have ever seen, but it's not really my favorite movie for obvious reasons that concern excessive consumption of tissues.
1. Show Boat
2. Fiddler on the Roof
3. Les Miserables
4. Porgy and Bess
5. Little Shop of Horrors
Favorite television: Starsky & Hutch, Mork & Mindy, The Honeymooners, Dick Van Dyke Show, Brady Bunch, Hill Street Blues, Doogie Howser, M.D.
Favorite general quotes:
"You will know that you have not lived and died for nothing, because you will have become part of the great tradition of those who have responded to the amount of pain and suffering in the universe by trying to make the world a better place." Peter Singer
"The meaning of life is from within us, it is not bestowed from without, and it far exceeds in both its beauty and permanence any heaven of which men have ever dreamed or yearned for." Richard Taylor
"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." Victor Hugo
"Freedom of opinion is a farce unless factual information is guaranteed." Hannah Arendt
"We do not measure a culture by its output of undisguised trivialities but by what it claims as significant." Neil Postman
"War kills people and destroys human creation; but as though mocking war’s devastation, flowers inevitably bloom through its ruins." David W. Blight
"Some interruptions are worth having if they create a space for something to work in the fertile unconscious." Hanif Kureishi
"Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery." Aldous Huxley/Mustapha Mond, Brave New World
"Brevity is the soul of wit." William Shakespeare
"War has its own peculiar sounds. They are not really very much different from sounds in the world of peace. But they clothe themselves in an unforgettable fierceness, just because born in danger and death." Ernie Pyle
"Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge." Mark Twain
"It is action, not rest, that constitutes our pleasure." John Adams
"A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain." Mark Twain
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." Mark Twain
"Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable." Daniel Webster
"A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils." Daniel Webster
“A statesman is a successful politician who is dead.” Thomas Brackett Reed
"I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they've come up with so far." Neil Simon
"Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' The stranger is a theologian." Denis Diderot
"'Ease, luxury, and repose were invented for soft courtiers; but labor, unease, and arms alone were designed and made for those whom the world calls knights errant, of whose number, though unworthy, I am the very least.'" Don Quixote de la Mancha/Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
"'It is a wise man's duty to save himself for tomorrow, and not risk everything on one day.'" Sancho Panza/Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
“Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. And after I’ve finished ‘shooting,’ my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy.” Jimmy Stewart
“If music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare
“If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.” Frank Zappa
"I think The Force is in you. Force yourself." Harrison Ford
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Thomas Jefferson
"We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mindset, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success." River Phoenix
“The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.” Mahatma Gandhi
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi
"To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy." David Brooks
"When real music comes to me - the music of the spheres, the music that surpasseth understanding - that has nothing to do with me, 'cause I'm just the channel. The only joy for me is for it to be given to me, and to transcribe it like a medium...those moments are what I live for." John Lennon
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win." Mahatma Gandhi
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." James Dean
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi
"One of the things most quickly learned in theatrical work is that people as a whole get satisfaction from seeing the rich get the worst of things. The reason for this, of course, lies in the fact that nine tenths of the people in the world are poor, and secretly resent the wealth of the other tenth." Charlie Chaplin
Favorite movie/media quotes:
"Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird." - Chris Chambers, Stand By Me
"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" - Gordie Lachance, Stand By Me
"Gentlemen, we're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did." - Rufus T. Firefly, Duck Soup
"Accomplice? I'm going to tell them the whole thing was your idea." Bruce Wayne, Dark Knight
"You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." Harvey Dent, Dark Knight
"You thought we could be decent men at an indecent time. But you were wrong; the world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased. Unprejudiced. Fair." Two Face, Dark Knight
"The last time I saw a face like that, somebody was wiping it with toliet paper." Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion (the radio show)
"We starve look at one another short of breath, walking proudly in our winter coats, wearing smells from laboratories facing a dying nation." Gerome Ragni/James Rado, Hair
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