|Rainstar of LightningClan|
Author has written 10 stories for Warriors, Wrestling, White Collar, Glory, Doctor Who, and Moonlight.
What's in a name?
Heyo. I'm Rainy, or Rainstar of LightningClan, if you prefer. Yeah...that's kind of a strange name, but, it's from the FOL(Forest of LightningClan) guild I'm in on Neopets. But, Basically, that's the only explanation I have of my pen name.
What About Me?
The number one answer you will always get if someone asked you about me is that I'm horse-crazy. And that goes for absolutely any stage in my life. I've always been obsessed with the four-legged beauties, and as I've gotten older, much to my parent's distress, I never grew out of it. They finally relented and got me my first horse shortly after my 13th birthday, a little over three years ago. He is, quite frankly, the love of my life. =3 His name is Dexter and he is a 15.2 hh, registered Quarter Horse, and a registered Lineback, Red Dun(Registered with the International Buckskin Horse Assoc.). We compete in a Warmblood and Thoroughbred World, in other words, English riding, where a QH is an odd site to see in an English arena, though they are becoming more and more common, at least in South Texas. We compete primarily in Equitation(where the rider is being judged on position, cues, etc.), Hunter(where the horse's movement and freedom in such is being judged), and Dressage, which is strictly flat(meaning no jumping) where a pattern is executed through a series of movments that are done in an arena line by letters(K-E-H-C-M-B-F). It is sometimes considered the ultimate connection between horse and rider because the horse has to be so in-tune to what the rider is telling them to truly get them to look their best and for them to look as if they are one entity. Dexter and I qualified for a national level competition through USPC-- United States Pony Club(essentially it's what 4H is to the Western World)--and this past summer we competed in USPC Championships at Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky!! It was some of the best fun I've ever had in my life and I met a lot of great people. In addition to that, we also got to ride in some awesome clinics during USPC Festival! It's definitely an experience I will never forget.
In the world of jumping, we ride in the two divisions I already mentioned, Equitation and Hunter. At the moment, we're competing at the 2'-2'6" jumping level, and schooling at the 3'-3'3" jumping level(those are the heights of the jumps). On occasion I used to ride a different horse, ironically, another QH. Her name was Shadow, and she was actually smaller than Dexter, but she has more "spring" to her, because with her we compete in the wild and crazy world of Jumpers. Jumpers are all about how fast? and how high? This little mare can turn on a dime and then jump 2'9"-3' oxers that are 2' wide. She's amazing, and she's FAST! She can get the horse-stride easily, and still have something left over. She's a great girl and I love her too. ;) However, I don't get to ride her anymore because we left the barn where her owner boarded her. I miss her everyday and I worry about her constantly, hoping that she's well.
Here are some pictures of Shadow and I jumping Cross Country:
And don't get me wrong, I love my baby boy(and to prove it,is a picture from a few years ago when we Dexter and I were schooling), but I only have impressive pictures of Shadow and I jumping, because Dexter was lame all through this past summer, and when I was supposed to go to USPC Summer Camp(which is where these were taken), so instead, I had to take Shadow. But she was a saint. ;)
This past Summer(August 2011), I bought a new horse. A sweet, beautiful, Off the Track Thoroughbred named Carter. He's only four years old, but he turns five this next February. He is so amazing. Everyday he amazes me with how much he learns. He is also incredibly brave, and I love him to bits for it!
If you ride, let me know! I'd love to talk horses with you. ;D
On a final note...
I got into Texas A&M University at College Station. Aggies class of 2016 baby!! :D
LIVE EVENTS I'VE BEEN TO:
While I do not largely follow wrestling anymore, primarily because Shawn Michaels retired and, quite honestly, I just got bored with most of the storylines because they all seemed either unbelievable or just...dumb. However, I still love Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker, they're my favorites by far. =3
WRESTLING (WWE) FAVORITES
--Shawn Michaels-- - My all time favorite wrestler, and he always will be. I first liked him because he was from San Antonio, TX; the best city in the world. Then, the more I watched wrestling, the more awesome he became in my eyes. He's inspiring, a really cool high-flyer when he wants to be, and to top it all off, he's beautiful. Also, SCM!! Need I say more? xP
~~Undertaker~~- He's just too cool for words. I actually decided I liked him before I ever saw him wrestle, and before I even became interested in wrestling. I saw him on the front of one of my brother's WWE magazines and he just looked so cool, that I instantly decided he awesome in my book. The only good thing Vickie ever did was bringing the Phenom back.
Favorites Slash Pairings For Everything...
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
~Mo/Dustfinger (My OTP)
Great Expecations by Charles Dickens
~Pip/Herbert (My OTP)
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
~Sirius/Remus (My OTP)
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
~Finny/Gene (My OTP)
~Hawkeye/B.J. (My OTP)
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (Note: I'm not a big fan of the Twilight Saga, but I read it to find out what the big deal was, and then I found a few slash pairings in it that I liked.)
~Carlise/Edward (My OTP)
White Collar on USA Network
~Peter/Neal (My OTP)
"Glory" the 1998 Movie
~Col. Robert Gould Shaw/ Maj. Cabot Forbes (My OTP)
Moonlight the TV Show
~Josef/Mick (My OTP)
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
~Logan(Wolverine)/Remy Lebeau(Gambit) (My OTP)
"X-Men: First Class"
~Charles Xavier(Professor X)/Erik Lehnsherr(Magneto) (My OTP)
~RDJ/Jude Law (Also my OTP)
~~James McAvoy/Michael Fassbender (My OTP)
"There are a number of mechanical devices that increase sexual arousal…Chief amongst these is the Mercedes-Benz 220 SE convertible." ~PJ O'Rourke
"What kind of mindless cretins would blind themselves to the gifts of sceince? How else would a Creator reveal himself, but through his creation; and to deny the mind of that creation is to deny the mind of God." ~Larry, NUMB3RS
"I have attempted to find just that perfect point of beauty and balance between science and spirituallity. Where they not only coexsist they complete each other." ~Larry, NUMB3RS
"One lives as if God exsists; if he does your gain is infinite, if he doesn't you've lost nothing."~ Larry, NUMB3RS
"It just that not everyone has the emotional, and intellctual resources to search for God in a supercollider. People look for answers in what's available to them, and when they're particullarly desperate they latch on to the closest answer that's available. It may make them wrong, but not necessarily evil." ~Alan Eppes, NUMB3RS
"That'd mean he drank his poison and he sat on his own bomb."
"I had this guy leave me a voicemail at work, so I called him at home, and then he emailed me to my BlackBerry, and so I texted to his cell, and now you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different technologies. It's exhausting." ~Mary, He's Just Not That Into You
"It was the least I could do. I always do the least I can do."~Hawkeye Pierce, MASH
"The written word is a powerful thing. You have to be careful with it." ~Mo "Silvertounge" Folchart, Inkheart
"I am sick of your foul language, your crude behavior and your sluttish manner. There are certain things a decent woman keeps private, and only a filthy slut would have done this and those who stood by and encouraged her are just as bad. I don't care who's responsible - you're all to blame. Now, I am going to leave this room for five minutes by which time that disgusting object had better be removed and the windows opened to clear away the stench. If you must play these filthy games, do them in your homes, and not in my classroom!" ~Mark Thackery, "To Sir, With Love"
"There are times, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders." ~Captain Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
"For many young girls, having a horse of their own ranks high on the scale of importance, right up there with breathing." ~Kim Meeder
12/21/2011-I'm trying to get my writings up to date, but no promises at the moment. I have a lot going on with college and such. :/
12/24/10-I have recently devoted most of my writings to the fandom for the movie "Glory," and have since posted two fanfictions, with the intention to continue "True Character" at least for a couple of more chapters.
I'm trying to keep on a regular writing schedule, as I've found it helps me to chill out and get my brain back in working order, however, I make no promises because sometimes Real Life gets in the way. (;
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Fictionpress: By the Moonlight
==(PROFILE UPDATED ON DECEMBER 21, 2011)==
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