|Luvergirl of Books|
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Need for Prayer
This spring break week has not been a very good one for me. Let me explain.
Yesterday (while out shopping for me a prom dress, no less), my mother got a phone call from the principal at our school, where my sister and I attend and where my mother works as a math teacher. The school board has decided to not renew her contract, meaning that after this school year is over, she no longer has a job. If they would have renewed her contract, she would have been tenured, meaning that she would then on have job security. Now, however, we don't know where she will work, how I will get to school, where my little sister will go to school...I don't know what we're going to do.
Today, I have been enlightened of many facts:
Apparently, my oldest cousin has been pregnant for at least two weeks that we've known of. I found out today. The way I found out, though, was my Grandma getting a call and, upon hanging up, informed me that she was going to lose the baby due to it being stuck in her fallopian tube, on which the doctors would have to operate. Her parents are on their way to go to see her and her husband, and be there for the operation.
About two minutes after that, I was informed that my second-oldest, recently-married cousin was also pregnant. She also recently lost the baby. Her father, with whom she has had a falling-out with for two years, is doing nothing that I know of. As far as I know, her and her husband are alone.
Just after that, I was told that my other cousin's girlfriend is pregnant, so I'm really worried and I genuinely hope that it'll turn out all right.
So please, pray for us. Please pray for my mother hopefully finding a job; both of my cousins getting through losing their unborn babies; and my cousin and his girlfriend's pregnancy hopefully turning out well. We need all the prayers we can get.
If anyone else has anything going on in their lives that they need help with, just shoot me a PM and let me know. If you want, I can post it here on my profile to get extra prayers, or I can keep it off and just pray for it myself. Just let me know, and please pray for us all. Thank you.
I have just started reading Hamlet. It is...crazy...and I've only read the first scene in Act I. It's Shakespeare, so it takes a lot more effort for the words to sink in, and it's sometimes difficult to understand. But I absolutely loved Romeo and Juliet, so I decided that I was going to have to read more Shakespeare.
The only reason that I chose Hamlet to be the first I read (not counting Romeo and Juliet) was because David Tennant plays Hamelt in the BBC production of the play...
It's really good so far, though. The play, not the movie; I'm not watching it until I'm done reading it. My favorite part (I laughed so hard):
Marcellus: "Shall I strike at it with my partisan?"
Horatio: "Do, if it will not stand."
Bernardo: "'Tis here."
Horatio: "'Tis here."
Marcellus: "'Tis gone."
I did; I laughed so hard! So, it's basically: "Should I hit it? Yeah, sure, if you have to. There it is! There it is! There it is! Oh, it's gone."
I am Luvergirl of Books, as you all can see. Some of you know me from anonymous reviews to your stories, but I just now got up the nerve to make my own account! And it's about time, too.
You guys can call me Aylah. I'm fascinated by the name, and it's the name that I use when I characterize myself in my stories, as you will see before too terribly long.
When I first started frequenting FanFiction, there were (of course) authors that were well-known staples to the site; names such as Rowena Renee, Lady Maeror, Obi the Kid, and others. And while I'm pretty sure they haven't really left, a new crop of authors have come along; Dodo 123, Bralt, Hibernian Princess, the like.
And I realized--I wanted to be one, too. That's how I ended up here now.
So I have frequented this site for about two years now, and have been writing fanfiction for the same amount of time. I have plenty of stories and such that have been made in that time frame, much more than what I have on the site now. I'll try to catch up, but...for now, I will attempt to create order in my profile.
Name: Call me Aylah. As I said, I'm fascinated by the name. Don't ask me why, I don't know. I think it's because of the 'y' there in the middle (but, hey, how would I know? I don't work for the BAU...I need Reid...).
Gender: I really hope that you figured out that I'm a girl just by looking at my username.
Age: I am a teenager, in high school, and can drive. *grins*
Appearance: Rather short, for one thing. I'm a brunette whose brown hair is on average about 22% red, 2% blonde, and 1% black. I have green eyes that have a bit of orange...well, look at Mater's eyes in the movie Cars and you'll have a pretty good representation.
1. Ranger's Apprentice
I am absolutely infatuated with Ranger's Apprentice, and have been for quite some time. Part of my mind is constantly running RA. I love all of the canon pairings, too. My favorite character would have to be Gil, but for stories, I tend to automatically think of Will, and then change to a different character. Which would probably be why I don't have many oneshots with Will as the main character; I force myself to give the others a better chance at the limelight.
These books have been in my life for about three years now, and I'm beyond glad that they have (thank you, Mr. Flanagan!). I am in love with all of the characters (the guys of course, not the girls in that way. Because, you know, I myself am a girl), but I would have to say that my first love of them all was Halt. At first, I was terrified of him, because when the main character feels some way, it's generally transferred into the reader as well. But before long what with the accent and the eyebrow-raise and the rest of the epicness, I very quickly grew to love him. The other guys followed shortly after (definitely Gilan right now), but Halt was my first. :)
Within my infatuation with RA I include my love for The Brotherband Chronicles, also. And I just found Book 3: The Hunters! I'm beyond ready to read it, but I'm already reading Black from the Circle series, which was recommended to me. So far, I'm really liking Black, regardless of the excessive weirdness...
2. The Hunger Games
This has kind of became a current fad, hasn't it? I bought and read all three books (by recommendation from a former teacher of mine) a couple of summers ago, before they blew up all over the place. I loved them all, and just couldn't put them down! They were great, I thought.
Everyone seems to have their own opinions on the characters. Team Peeta, Team Gale, the like. However, when Catching Fire comes out in theaters, I want to walk into the theater wearing a Finnick T-Shirt. Because Finnick is perfectly awesome. :)
And on a different note: Though I love the boy, Peetabread is just so much fun to tease! He's my little baker boy...*grins*
3. Inheritance Cycle
Oh, these books were great! I loved them all, I absolutely ate them up! I never was a big fan of Murtagh/Nasuada (then again, I never really was a big fan of either of them individually, even though Murtagh is good looking). But I always rooted for Eragon/Arya, even though I knew deep down that it would never work out. I loved Angela, though, she was great. I cried a river when *spoiler* I thought she had died in Inheritance.
Firnen is great though. :D
4. Artemis Fowl
Oh. My. Goodness. Heck yes, Artemis Fowl! I can't believe that I forgot to add these in before! All of the characters are just perfect in their own little way, there's no way that I could pick a favorite. But I love it when Artemis and Foaly...and Holly...and Mulch...and basically the whole gang get together, their banter is hilarious.
I just got (and read) Book 8 the other day, but I'm not going to give any spoilers there, just in case. I loved it, though; I just can't believe that it's over!
And guess what! I finally figured out how to crack the code that runs along the bottom of the pages! It's actually not a code, it's really runes in Gnommish, but the big thing is that I know how to read it! I've read all of it (multiple times, actually) for books 6, 7, and 8; I don't know if there's any for the other books. I only own those three, and 2 and 3 in paperback.
But, anyway, if you don't know the language, you really need to learn!
1. Doctor Who
So, I've been putting things for this up in my New area, but I've decided to move it here to Television infatuations; and it has stolen the #1 spot!
I have now watched a total of 5 episodes of Doctor Who, thank you! (Not to mention tons of research and assorted YouTube videos.)
So, in my opinion -- David Tennant is amazing and the best Doctor (*squeals*), and Matt Smith is a super-super close second in both rights! They are both such great actors that I can truly relate to, and their wit and charm gets me every time.
Blink terrified the crud out of me. No joke, after I watched it I stayed at my Gramma's house, and I was going all around the house turning her little statues so that they were all looking at each other. Otherwise, I had to watch them, and it was freaking me out. My 5-year-old cousin was calling me a crybaby because when there were angel statues that I couldn't turn, I made him watch them with me.
I'm not even kidding. But I love it all the more!
The last episode I watched (also in Chemistry 2) was when the 10th Doctor ended up going to the thing on Mars...I'm not sure what it was called...
I went to Barnes and Noble for the first time the other day (and fell in love with the entire store! :D), and guess what I found:
A TARDIS shirt that says "You Never Forget Your First Doctor," and the 11th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver! I've been amazingly excited ever since!
2. The Mentalist
This is a relatively new infatuation of mine. The very first episode I watched was back before I really knew what it was and my mom was watching it. The CBI team was in a casino, and Jane was explaining how he's so good at poker.
I now love it and can't get enough! Simon Baker acting skills superb characterization of Jane that sexy HAIR = gorgeous and amazing! Just look at his picture, girls; you'll understand what I mean. :D
And for you fellow Mentalist fans:
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright/In the forests of the night/What immortal hand or eye/could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies/Burnt the fire of thine eyes?/On what wings dare he aspire?/What the hand dare seize the fire?
And what shoulder? and what art?/Could twist the sinews of thy heart?/And when thy heart began to beat/What dread hand? and what dread feet?
What the hammer? what the chain?/In what furnace was they brain?/What the anvil? what dread grasp/Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
When the stars threw down their spears/And watered heaven with their tears/Did he smile his work to see?/Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright/In the forests of the night/What immortal hand or eye/could frame thy fearful symmetry?
AMAZING! I made myself memorize it all.
3. The Big Bang Theory
I can blame this infatuation on Hibernian Princess, who explained to me something about the show; then, of course, I had to check things out for myself. I really like all of the characters, but I guess I'll go with the masses and say that my favorite is Sheldon. You can't help but love him! It upsets me a little that Parsons is gay, but I still love Sheldon.
On the wallpaper on my phone, there is a picture that was taken while we were on vacation. It's me, grinning hugely, giving a thumbs-up, standing there...next to Sheldon! In the first store on this boardwalk we went on, there was a life-sized cardboard cutout of Sheldon, so of course I had to have my picture taken with him. *grins*
Also, a new addition: I was in Wal-Mart the other day, and I found a poster that I just could not pass up. It's Sheldon (or Parsons, whatever) just standing there with his trademark expectant face, and a bunch of bubbles with various quotes in them. I had to have it!
4. Criminal Minds
Reid. All the way, no doubt about it. I love the kid, he's absolutely amazing. What can I say, I have a thing for smart! I like basically all of the main cast; if you're new in the show, I don't like you. Example: Seaver--don't like her. Really don't like Elle, but I don't know why. But yes, Reid is my favorite.
I've gone about full obession of the show. I just love everything about it! So if anyone wants to talk Criminal Minds with me, I'll be happy to give my opinions (no one I'm around likes it like I do, except for my U.S. History/Criminology teacher [he's taught all of my high school Social Studies classes and, just like the rest of the teachers at my loverly, rinky-dink little school, I've known him forever]).
I've even gotten my five-year-old cousin into it. I'll cover his eyes during the scary parts. He'll look up and ask me, "What happened?" Usually I respond with something along the lines of "They fell down," or "They played some music." He knows that I'm infatuated with Reid (I'll ask him, "What does Reid say?" and he'll go, "Yale was my safety school!"), and he absolutely loves Garcia...because she's amazing, too. So he'll just be sitting there, singing quietly to himself "Reid and Garcia, Reid and Garcia," over and over again. It's beyond cute. And I've got him trained; I'll tell him to point out a character while we're watching the show, and he'll pick them out. He can do Hotch, Reid, Rossi, Garcia, and Morgan.
He's also gotten into the habit of running around the house with his finger pointed like a gun, yelling, "FBI! Drop your weapons!" *smiles fondly*
I can't help but like that show. I've learned so much medical stuff that I will probably never remember or need! I don't really have a favorite character here, I like so many of them.
I just about died when I found out that the entire SERIES was over! Man, I was upset! I haven't seen them all, of course, not even close to all of them, but still. The last episode I watched was Holding On, which was the SECOND-TO-LAST episode! Chase had already quit, and Wilson was dying from cancer, and I can't ever find House on T.V. anymore. I don't even know how it all ends! (But don't you dare tell me; I want to watch it to find out)
6. Dharma and Greg
I first started watching this not long after I got real big into Criminal Minds. I saw that Thomas Gibson (a.k.a. Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner) had played in another show not long before CM. Of course, I was interested. I saw that it still played reruns on TV, so I set it in my mind to watch it.
And now, I'm so glad I did! At first, I was just watching the show because it had Hotch in it (even if it was a different side of Hotch; always laughing *gasps*), but I continued to watch it because it's absolutely HILARIOUS! All of the characters are just so well played, not to mention witty and charming in their own rights.
So yeah, I felt this deserved a spot. :)
How I first got started on this site isn't that long of a story. I was looking up RA stuff when I saw Rowena Renee's Guardian Ranger (the first one, not her rewrite) on Google. I thought it sounded cool, so I looked at it. And here I am now!
The first stories that got me to where I am now are as follows:
Guardian Ranger by Rowena Renee
Legacy by Elfpen
Sick Day by Elfpen
Musings from the Shower by pixie blue
I thank you all!
I'm a proud Men in Cloaks member!
I spend my free time protecting Araluen, honing my Ranger skills, and performing epic Broadway musical numbers! Why? Because I'm a member of Ranger Corps: Men in Cloaks, founded by Hibernian Princess. Want to join in this fanfiction phenomenon and figure out what it's all about? Contact Hibernian Princess and read her story Ranger Corps: Men In Cloaks!
My Contradictory Self
I am absolutely full of contradictions. For instance:
1. My favorite genre in music is Country (born and raised on it) but my favorite band is Needtobreathe.
2. I'm a tough girl, but I'm very emotional, and a crier. I can cry happy, sad, angry, and so on.
3. My favorite color is green, but the most featured color in my closet is orange.
And many more...
Well, I consider myself a southern girl, pride and joy residing at the edge of Dixie, where a slight Southern accent colors everyone's speech, along with things such as "y'all," "yonder," and "you'ns" (I don't really think there's a correct spelling for that word). Long live the Y's!
I'm also a very patriotic little fart. I'm a proud citizen of the USA, land of the free and home of the brave. I enjoy songs like Courtesy of the Red White and Blue, For You, and That's Why I Pray; because along with being an American, I'm a Christian and child of a loving God. I'm Baptist...well, Free Will Baptist to be exact. God is Good!
I was born and raised listening to Country music, and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I love most any Country song and artist (except for select ones), and I usually care more for what a song says than who sang it. Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Nearly all of my family have something to do with music; whether it's playing, singing, or just plain loving it. I'm more in the last two categories--I love music, and love to sing, though I'm terribly self-conscious. Needless to say, I don't generally sing in front of crowds...or many people at all, for that matter. And though I've been told different, I know that I'm not really very good. I would love to learn how to play guitar, though--just like many members of my family.
Currently, my holy-crap-obsession songs (meaning I get excited when they start playing on CMT) are That's Why I Pray by Big and Rich, For You by Keith Urban, Goodbye in Her Eyes by Zac Brown Band, Come Wake Me Up by Rascal Flatts, and Wanted by Hunter Hayes. Those just touch my heart on a level that I can't recreate. I really enjoy most of our modern Country, with some exceptions, of course. :)
For me, the classics are things like Redneck Yacht Club (sang this on the deck of a houseboat with my family and family friends *grins*), Chrome, Front Porch Looking In, Meet in the Middle, and so on and so forth. Like I already said, born and raised, and ain't changing for a thing.
So...that's all I've got for now. I know that I'll be on here before long, though.
Aylah says bye!
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