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Author has written 6 stories for Chemical Garden Trilogy, LXG, Heartland, Inkheart, Sorcerer's Apprentice, 2010, and Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak.
The name's Bookworm, but if you'd like you can always call me Axelea, Flame, Bridgette, Sage, or even Story. I was always partial to the name Story... You can even call me b--h if you'd prefer, as many people do, just know that I really won't give a crap. You're not the first to hate my guts, chances are you won't be the last either. And, for all of you wondering which one of these is my real name, the answer is...None of them. And if you're wondering what my real name is, you could be wondering a long time, because I've no intents of telling you.
I'm not kidding though. Please, feel free to call me any of the above listed names (though if you call me b--h, I probably won't respond). And for whoever figures out the trick with the first name and what it's referencing, kudos to you. Have an internet cookie. And while you're having the internet cookie, please tell me how to make them. They sound tasty. Even though I typically hate cookies...
April 3, 2013: So...An update on Life.
For those of you reading Fade- Contrary to how it would seem, I'm not dead, nor am I close to it. I am just lacking inspiration on this particular chapter. NO, this is not on an undetermined hiatus. I am working on it. I just can't bring myself to update the story until I know the next chapter is good enough to post. I'm so sorry if my sporadic update schedule is bugging you guys...I appreciate you sticking with me. I will update Fade as soon as I can. Please don't hate me...
On my other stories, the challenge themes.
I can't guarantee update times on those. The good thing about challenge themes is that, for me, they're never connected because, as I'm learning with Fade, multi-chapter fics don't always go well for me. I do try to update those as possible, but they're not top priority at the moment. It won't be a cliffhanger ending on any of them, for those who don't like that kind of thing, but if you really like speedy updates...reading my one chapter out of twenty and one chapter out of a hundred challenge fics...Not a good idea. You've been warned.
So...That's where my story writing is at the moment. I just thought I'd let everyone know.
And for the authors whose stories I've been favoriting and not reviewing, I am working on catching up. I do review everything I read, but when I favorite something...The reviews tend to be long, and I need a chance to sit down and reflect on them so I can tell you exactly what I liked and didn't like about the story. Of course, since I favorited it, the "like" list will be longer than the "dislike" list, just so you know.
Okay, this is just getting put out there for anyone who might be wondering. Here are my standards, policies, etc. on writing fanfiction, reviews, what I’ll read and such.
My writing standards: I'll be the first to admit, my stories are not always clean. I do curse, and I know it's an absolutely horrible habit of mine that I need to break. However, I swear I will never let canon characters who don’t usually curse go into it. I’ll keep that in my mind. I try to keep everyone in character, and I am more than willing to accept constructive criticism if you feel I’m failing to do so. I really don’t write romance- if you want to know why, you’ll find a perfectly good reason if you find my profile on FictionPress. I’m known as The Thirteenth Flame on there…That’s where you can find original works and my standards for original stories. Most of my stories will be rated T for themes and cursing, or just because I’m paranoid.
I will not abandon any stories, but updates may be slow in coming. Writer’s block sucks.
What I read: I read a lot of AU’s for fandoms I’m in, or platonic fiction. I’m always open for a good, SENSICAL romance if written well. However, note my definition of good. Good, adjective; 1. Not Lemons or Limes. I will never read these, so don’t even ask. 2. Character development on both sides, not just “She saw him, fell in love and kissed him.” I hate those kinds of stories. I love romances that start out with people hating each other and then they retain their personalities but fall in love.
Why I’m here: I’m an aspiring writer. I have always loved the idea of writing and words. I live in a book, as anyone who knows me will tell you. And it has always, ever since I was like, five, been my dream to become published and affect one person’s life with the stories I tell. I know that sounds sappy, but it is and always has been my goal. And when I’ve been chasing it this long, I refuse to give up on it now. I love to help people who share my dream come along and progress in their lives as writers, and love to see their growth.
Giving and receiving reviews: I made this vow on Fictionpress as well. I will do my best to review every story I read. I will try to be honest and give you the best feedback I can, balancing the positives with the negatives. However, if I think your story is absolutely horrible and sucks, I won’t review. I can’t stand to give people such harsh criticism because it has happened to me before. I was told that it was hopeless and that the story had no plot, the characters were too OOC, I was an idiot and the whole thing was a fail. And though it was put in very constructive terms for criticism, it still really sucked to be told that. Thus, I won’t put anyone through that kind of stuff, and will leave it to those who are willing and able to say that. Sorry. I try to really think about the pros and cons of the story and what I’m getting out of it when I review as well, rather than just saying “nice story”. As far as receiving reviews goes, I love it, even if they are just “Nice story” reviews. I love detailed reviews, simple reviews, getting reviews in general… I’m trying to get better with responding to them as well, and I thank everyone in Author’s Notes for reviewing. What I don’t like is flames. If you don’t like my story, tell me so in constructive criticism. But I can’t possibly know how to make it better if all you tell me is “This sucks”. I will never flame you. Ever.
For anyone who is wondering what fandoms I'm writing for, considering writing for, or inhabiting these days and some random things on those fandoms, here's the deal on that.
Right now, my main fandoms are Kingdom Hearts, M*A*S*H, and The Infernal Devices. However, I do meander in the following fandoms as well - Tangled, Cirque Du Freak, Divergent, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Inkheart, and Blood Red Road.
A fandom that I will, on the very odd occasion frequent is The Hunger Games.
I will never go into the Twilight fandom.
So, those things said, here are some reasons and the promised rants.
Why I will never go into Twilight: It just doesn't interest me anymore. I read it shortly after it became popular and fell in love with the series. I thought it was a lovely story and a great way on Stephenie Meyer's part for having the characters overcome the cruelty of being vampires, and that the entire thing was perfect, minus the fact that things started sparkling in the sunlight because bursting dramatically into flames didn't fit in the storyline. However, I started to read other supernatural romances after that, including the Paranormalcy trilogy, Anna Dressed in Blood, and Hush Hush, and as I read these, particularly the second mentioned, I realized just how relatable and life-like their characters were, leaping off the pages into my mind. The horrors and supernatural elements were deliciously familiar and seemed so realistic that it was amazing to me. And it began to occur to me that Bella was quite a bit of a MARY SUE and a damsel in distress, and my respect for the series went down from there. It was a love triangle. There was very little conflict to keep things interesting. Edward was a brilliantly angsty, wordy, and brooding individual that was a little too obsessed with maintaining his depressed view on being a monster to be a good character in my mind. And so, I didn't like it anymore. By the time I found Fanfiction, the entire series had been screwed over for me. So, my view on Twilight is that it was a decent series to read once, but I will never likely read it again, and I am neither a die-hard fan or hater of the series. To quote a character in question, "I'm Switzerland." Which is to say, neutral. If you love Twilight, great. If you hate it, that's great too. But I won't ever venture into this fandom because I just can't get into it like I used to.
Why I rarely go into The Hunger Games: It's too popular. I've read this trilogy thirteen times, and it never gets old. Every time I read the books, they tug at my emotions and make me feel a lot of really complicated stuff. I love the series, but I think that when series get too popular, sometimes things go haywire and the fandom is overrun by the fandumb. I was starting to see the telltale signs of that when I was last there, from people who thought that because they've seen summaries of the last two books on Wikipedia and saw the movie (Which, kudos to Lionsgate, followed the book astoundingly well), they completely grasp the series and the raw emotion it throws out there and can write fanfiction with ninja-style awesomeness. Sorry, darlings, it's not true. Now, contrary to how it would seem from my profile thus far, I am not always by nature a cruel person. Thus, I just can't bring myself to leave nasty reviews, even if they aren't flames. So I stopped wandering the fandom as much. Then, the stories got repetitive. It was another story on Peeta and Katniss' children. It was another story on the first victor of District 12. It was another story with poorly written OCs who the main characters swooned for, vice versa, or in both directions. If there's one thing I hate about fanfiction, it's Mary Sues. If you ever feel I'm using one, TELL ME. But after so many stories such as these, I got fed up with the mess that was the Hunger Games fandom. On the odd occasion, I'll still wander in there and look for some good stories, but it's no longer a main fandom of mine because I can only take so much of certain things.
As for the fandoms I do frequent these days, here they are in order, except Kingdom Hearts, because that has a long rant for it. M*A*S*H and The Infernal Devices come later too...
As far as Tangled goes, I still pop in here about once or twice a month to see if there's anything new. I am considering a fanfiction for this category, but am not entirely sure about writing it. I love this fandom so much because I think it's a beautiful story. I'm a sucker for the innocently naïve people falling in love with the street smart guys. Which is why, as you might guess, I love the pairing Rapunzel-Flynn. I always think of him as Flynn rather than Eugene for some reason though. I don't know why. And it is and always has been my personal belief that the Queen's name is Eleanor and the King's name is Peter. They just look like it to me. I don't really like any other pairings for this fandom...Sorry.
In concerns of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I have a similar schedule for hopping around here. My current fanfiction for this is Fade. However, a note of CAUTION: This is not updating as fast as I'd like it to be. I haven't updated in a few months...Ugh...I love the action of this fandom. I think it's a great combination of historical inaccuracies from hell and a great plotline, even though I usually hate this kind of movie. A story I'd definitely recommend for this fandom is Beyond Family by Bookworm Gal. She does a ton of research for her stories, and it is amazing the result. Lovely, and very well written. My favorite characters of the League, in order, are Skinner, a tie between Allan Quatermain and Sawyer, Henry Jekyll (His bipolar throws me off...XD), Wilhelmina Harker, and Captain Nemo. If you'll notice, someone is missing. That's because I don't count Dorian as a League member. In my rankings, he's somewhere below the dead spider in the corner of the Nautilus. My ships for this fandom are Mina-Jekyll, Mina-Sawyer, and that's about it.
Regarding Inkheart, I only check in here about once a month. I like the platonic stuff that some authors write, and their little stories (some great examples are in my favorite authors section), but that's about it. I think that the trilogy is amazing, and I've spent weeks trying to read things out of the book, to no success. Which is horrible, because I've got a terrible character crush on Dustfinger. This is one of the fandoms I don't go into as much though due to it irritating me. But before I get into that, I'll let you know of the pairings I do ship for that. I like Resa-Mo, Meggie-Doria, Meggie-Farid, Farid-Brianna, Black Prince-Violante, Dustfinger-Roxane, and, when it's written in a dark romance, threatening way, Basta-Resa. Now, for the pairings I hate and a little on why. I can't stand the pairings of Dustfinger-Meggie, Dustfinger-OC, Dustinger-Resa, and any yaoi or yuri pairings for this fandom, especially Dustfinger-Black Prince. My thing against Dustfinger-Meggie is easily explainable. It makes him a pedophile. She's twelve years old and naïve. He's in his what, late twenties, early thirties, with two daughters and a wife. It just doesn't work. As far as why I don't like Dustfinger-OC is that I have issues with all the Mary Sues. They're all either helpless damsels in distress, action-girls from hell, or they're miraculously fire-dancers too and SOMEHOW Roxane has disappeared. NO. In regards to Dustfinger-Resa, I have no problems with the ages. It's just mentally screwed up. She's mute, has a husband and a daughter, and they're all in the same world. He has a wife and two kids in a different world. Clearly, they do not belong together because it will screw over their entire family lives. And Dustfinger-Black Prince pairing...Two words. PLATONIC. FRIENDSHIP.
I don't have much to complain about with the Divergent fandom. I don't read it a lot, but I love the canon pairings of Four-Tris, Will-Christina, etc. Outside of that...Like Inkheart, I just don't think it's a fandom where yaoi and yuri belong. However, a story I'd love to see written for this is a crossover between Divergent and Kingdom Hearts.
There isn't much to rant about in the Blood Red Road world either. But even though it's now canon, I still hate the idea of Saba-DeMalo. The only real pairings I like here are Saba-Jack, Ike-Molly, and Emmi-Tommo, and the last one, it's because I feel there's some ambiguity surrounding Tommo's age that leads it to where this can be twisted into acceptable age differences.
And, a fandom that I don't read much for but absolutely love- Cirque Du Freak. I love the vast array of characters, the ever-exciting plotline, the unpredictable air to the series, the vampire laws, and the realism. Good doesn't always win. People die. Sacrifices are made. I'll be the first to admit, I don't like Darren though. He's kind of a super-sue. The reason this was bearable is the other characters. Especially character like that of Larten Crepsley. When he died in the ninth book, I threw the book against a wall and sobbed for about an hour and a half. To add to that, I couldn't read it for a week. Every time I tried, I'd think of Mr. Crepsley and start crying again. When I could finally read, I ended up crying through most of the tenth book, and was good until Mr. Tall died in the eleventh, from which point on I sobbed through the rest of the series. Darren Shan is evil. But dang, he writes some good evil stuff! Some favorite pairings for me are Vancha-Alice, Darren-Debbie, and Larten-Arra. I don't mind Gavner-Arra either. I don't really pair Kurda, Paris, or to a large extent, Vancha with anyone because they just don't seem like romantic characters to me. Not that the others really do either, but whatever.
And now, Bookworm Presentations gives you one of her main fandoms - Infernal Devices.
Oh, my cheese. I love this series. If you ask me, it beats the crap out of Mortal Instruments. Like, seriously. I like Jace, Alec, and all, but Infernal Devices...The whole parabatai thing between Will and Jem. I love the complexity of Will's character. And I adore the dynamic between him and Jem, how both are willing to step back so the other one is not hurt. This love triangle is the one that I have absolutely loved. Out of all the series I've read with a love triangle in them, this is the best, because there is no pointless squabbling between the boys. They're both selfish and lovely, and I just want to die because it was so. Freaking. PERFECT.
My main pairings are (for obvious reasons!) Will-Tessa, Jem-Tessa, Cecily-Gabriel, Sophie-Gideon, Charlotte-Henry, Jessamine-Jem, Jessamine-OC, Cecily-Jem (because I think Will's reaction would be priceless) and Jessamine-Will. Basically canon pairings, I guess. The only thing about Will-Tessa is that I want Will!!!! Seriously, he's one of my favorite fiction characters in history. Like, even better than Mr. Crepsley almost. And Charlotte Henry needs more love, people. (Not that kind!!!)
Now, for my other main fandom and the incredibly long rant associated with it - Kingdom Hearts.
It's overrun! There are tons of insane yaoi fangirls who have decided that every time one person interacts with another, they must instantly want to screw said person. NO. NO. NO. The wacky pairings I've seen here...Horrifying.
However, this is the only fandom where I ship some yaoi pairings. That's because there's so few straight pairings. However, I still can not stand yuri of any kind. Here's my problem with some of the more popular yaoi pairings- they're disgusting. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against those who are gay or lesbian as they have chosen to do that with their life. It's their business, not mine, and I'm not going to treat them like trash because of it. So that's not why I hate most yaoi. My problem with them, and this is big with AkuRoku is the fact that they're often poorly written and have other elements than just the so-called, "out of the ordinary" romances. Such as a ten year or more age difference. Seriously, Axel and Roxas are just friends! If you're going to write a romance between them, do something to fix the ages at the very least. And a mini rant on a pet-peeve of mine- people who think that Axel needs to curse every sixth word. He cursed maybe once in the games to say "It's about time you gave me one hell of a show!" Do not make him into the typical teenager who has to punctuate everything with profanity. You'll drive me nuts. And my main problems with the pairings of Zexion-Lexaeus and AkuSai rest with the same problem of every platonic relationship not having to become a maddeningly in love deal. For the crazier pairings, such as Zexion-Demyx, because I for one don't see them particularly easily at first glance, it can turn into an amazing story, and even AkuRoku can be alright if you put in some friggin' character development. A good example is Inertia Creeps. Outside of that…Just don't write a fic just for the sake of two sentences in, having two people who hated each other suddenly decide to screw each other. No.
And now, here's the part where I become a hypocrite and tell you my pairings for Kingdom Hearts at the moment and a little on why I ship them. Like said, this is the only fandom where I ship yaoi. The pairings I like are unrequited Xemnas-Saïx, Vexen-Demyx, Zexion-Demyx, and Axel-Demyx, in concerns of yaoi. Straight pairings I like are, with the first being my favorite, Xigbar-Larxene, Zexion-Naminé, Axel-Aqua, Kairiku, Riku-Naminé, Demyx-Larxene, Larxene-Marluxia, Terra-Aqua, Roxas-Xion, and, hysterically enough, Aqua-Braig. Pairings I absolutely hate are Somebody-Nobody pairings, such as Lexaeus-Aeleus, because it just seems wrong to me. And I refuse to read any Lemon or Lime fics in this fandom or any fandom, SO DON'T ASK.
Now, why I like these pairings.
As far as unrequited Xem-Sai, this is one of the few yaoi pairings that I think works alright. Both Xemnas and Saïx redefine Nobodies, so emotionless and cold to others. They have no way of expressing any kind of emotions towards another being, except in their mind. Thus, I think it makes a nice tragic relationship because neither one can show their feelings, even if they do feel them at all. I don't know...I don't like it as a kissing relationship though. Just as an angsty sort of thing.
With Zexion-Demyx, I don't know why I ship it any more than I know why I like Axel-Demyx. The only thing I think Axel-Demyx is kind of interesting is in relation to their elements. Don't hate me...I just think like that. And the same thing goes here for it being a kissing relationship.
And, my favorite (and most unlikely) yaoi pairing - Vexen-Demyx. I'm alright with Axel-Vexen, but something about one killing the other just screws the mood for me. I think these two could, in a well written story, make an excellent pairing. Vexen is his element- ice cold and calculating, he redefines The Chilly Academic. He has no patience for slackers or disrespect. On the other hand, you have care-free, slack off Demyx, always moving and flowing all over the place. He's just so insanely...interesting...The two are polar opposites (no pun intended), which is why I like them as a pairing. Vexen needs someone to get him to loosen up a bit with life, realize it's not a controlled experiment and he's not the puppet master. Demyx needs someone to make him a little more serious. Despite the weird ages, I think it makes a good pairing, if done right.
For non-yaoi pairings, there is a reason why I like Xigbar-Larxene so much. They both are such violent individuals. Xigbar couldn’t be serious to save his life, but for as laid back as he is, he’s also incredibly tough. He’s a real fighter. Larxene is a major witch, and she keeps people held off quite well with her attitude. She too is a fighter, and she has a serious “don’t-screw-with-me” attitude. I think then that those two would be perfect together, especially since he’s one of the few people who could probably put up with her.
As for Zexion-Naminé and Riku-Naminé, I think they make a very interesting pairing. Naminé to me has always seemed like someone who can fight but wouldn’t be very good at it. Riku then is street smart, so it could be a kind of relationship that worked out. And Naminé and Zexion are both so quiet but smart…I just like the pairing. It’s also awesome as a father-daughter platonic pairing.
Call me weird. I don’t care.
Axel-Aqua…I don’t know why I like it. I just do. I guess it’s just because I think they both have similar personalities, with both being so willing to do anything for their friends and protecting them.
Kairiku I like because I think their personalities are compatible enough to work, their ages are not pedophile like, and the best part- the name. How many other pairings do you know of that have both character’s name in them? See it?
And then we have Demyx-Larxene. I think this is an entertaining pairing for a few reasons. One of them is their elements. If you mix lightning and water, you get electrocuted. Doomed romance, anyone? Not to mention, their personalities are so far opposites that I think for them to fall in love would be awesome.
Larxene-Marluxia, Terra-Aqua, and Roxas-Xion are really just awesome pairings, I think. I mean really. Larxene-Marluxia is just like this sly, under the table romance. Terra and Aqua are…perfect for each other, even though he’s kinda a bonehead, because they both help each other out and are always there to keep the other person on their feet and in their mind. And let’s face it, Roxas-Xion is just adorable.
And what people probably think is my strangest non-yaoi pairing…Aqua-Braig. I know this isn’t a popular pairing, but I think it would be awesome if people did write it, and did so decently. Because after everything Braig/Xigbar pulled on Aqua and her friends, he would have a hell of a lot of growth to go through before she would probably forgive him. And I think that process would be great to read about, especially since they’re both…well, stubborn.
Now, a note of caution here. None of these could in a million years work if people didn’t know how to write it. All of these have to have character development. Otherwise they’re just random lovey-dovey stuff. And I like lovey-dovey sometimes, but I love it when people write good romances for these pairings.
And that concludes my fandom rants!
Now, just because I know how much people love it, I’m putting some copy and paste stuff here.
If you have ever tripped up a flight of stairs, copy and paste this to your profile (Every day, without fail…)
If you have ever spent so much time reading that your eyes crossed and you got a neck ache, copy and paste this to your profile. (Every time I find a good book…)
If you’ve ever read a book or more in one day, copy and paste this to your profile. (My record is four. Or is it five? I think four.)
If you have ever crushed on fictional characters, copy and paste this to your profile. (Axel, Will Herondale, Snow Villiers, Eugene Fitzherbert…)
If you think that books got all the cool guys, copy and paste this to your profile. (Oh, yeah…Will Herondale is there, isn't he?)
If you have more friends from books than you do in real life, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you have ever gone into a depression after a character death, copy and paste this to your profile. (Larten Crepsley. His death was the worst…I cried so hard…)
If you have ever gotten into a heated argument about the value of reading, copy and paste this to your profile. (We almost came to blows on that one…)
If FanFiction and FictionPress are to you what Facebook is to everyone else, copy and paste this to your profile. (I have no desire or want for Facebook, just for the record….)
If you have ever given death threats to your computer or other inanimate objects, copy and paste this to your profile. (Be glad you couldn’t hear them.)
If you couldn’t cook to save your life, copy and paste this to your profile. (Hope that zombie apocalypse survival doesn’t depend on feeding them something other than my brains…)
If you have so many nicknames for your friends, you don’t even bother with their real names anymore, copy and paste this to your profile. (Let’s see…One has 27 at last count, I believe, the other has about 15.)
If you are known for your fill-in curse words, copy and paste this to your profile. (Son of a flying Frenchman!)
If you write and read more than is probably healthy for you, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you are annoyed by copy and paste items but you do them anyways, copy and paste this to your profile. (Ah, nothing like a healthy dose of hypocrisy…)
If you know your librarian’s name and they know yours and you frequently get into conversations over books, copy and paste this to your profile. (Ah, so refreshing…)
If you think that it would be awesome to live in a fictional world, copy and paste this to your profile. (Oh man, Kingdom Hearts, The Dustlands, Narnia, The inkscape… Panem, I could live without though…)
Most teenagers hear “Edward” and instantly think “Cullen”. If you’re one of the few who still thinks “Scissorhands”, copy and paste this to your profile. (Damn that movie! It made me cry.)
If you have ever laughed at the most awkward moment possible, copy and paste this to your profile. (Curse Kelly Creagh and her comments on talking hamburgers! Bad timing, Dave!)
If you think that writing could not exist without music or drawing, copy and paste this to your profile. (If I could not listen to Evanescence, Final Fantasy XIII music, Blackmore’s Night, or instrumental pieces while writing, I would die.)
If you have ever felt that plot-bunnies are a curse and not a blessing like writers make them out to be, copy and paste this to your profile. (They always attack in the night, and come in the most wacko order…)
If a world without books to you may as well not exist, copy and paste this to your profile. (Without those…NO!!!!!!!!!)
If you think Jack and Saba are the best couple ever, copy and paste this to your profile. (Awesome sauce!)
If you would absolutely love to live in The Infernal Devices, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you would love to be a Shadowhunter, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you desperately want a parabatai, or you think you already have one, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you think William Herondale is the best character Cassandra Clare has created to date in both Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices, copy and paste this to your profile. (Gah, I cried so hard when he died...It was Mr. Crepsley all over again...)
If you are Team Will, copy and paste this to your profile. (I like Jem and all, but he's a little too complacent to me. Will, I have always loved his character, even in Clockwork Angel when he was a jerk.)
If you love M*A*S*H and think that it was one of the most real television shows and still is, copy and paste this to your profile.
And, if you are done with copy and paste things for now, copy and paste this into your profile.
Sorry, I had to do that.
How to Tell if You're a Writer
-If you talk to yourself.
A girl and guy were speeding over 100 M.P.H. on a motorcycle
Girl: Slow down, I'm scared!
Guy: No, this is fun.
Girl: No, it's not. Please, I'm scared.
Guy: Then tell me you love me.
Girl: I love you, now slow down!
Guy: Now give me a big hug.
She gives him a big hug.
Guy: Can you take off my helmet and put it on yourself? It's bothering me.
In the newspaper the next day, a motorcycle had crashed into a building because of brake failure. Two people were on it and only one survived. The truth was, that halfway down the road, the guy realized his brake wasn't working but he didn't want the girl to know. Instead he had her hug him and tell him one last time that she loved him. Then he had her put on his helmet so that she would live even if he died. Copy this onto your profile if you would do the same thing for someone you love in a heartbeat.
Heya, whoever is still reading this! If you want to know some more about me, read on! If not, thanks for reading what you have read and enjoy my stories. Thanks you guys.
That said, I can go on to tell you some stuff about myself and my writing. But one last matter of business before that.
I apologize if I offend anyone with what I write on my profile. I have an opinion. Usually, it is a VERY strong one. If you disagree with it, I’m not going to try and persuade you otherwise, but don’t get your knickers in a twist and give me hell about the way I think. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.
Now, stuff about me.
Some likes and favorites of mine…
Authors: I read a lot. Some of my favorite authors I’ve run across so far are Margaret Peterson Haddix, Dan Poblocki (He is an AMAZING horror writer), and Darren Shan, though I love him and hate him in equal measure for what he did to his characters in Cirque Du Freak. Nancy Yi Fan is my absolute role model. Just…wow. Her first book, she published when she was twelve. And the prequel to the damn thing still makes me cry.
Books: So far, I have yet to be able to pick a favorite book or book series- here’s a list of some of the best I’ve read thus far though. I love the Dustlands series (Jack and Saba are a kick-a couple!), Divergent, Hunger Games trilogy, Inkheart trilogy, Kane Chronicles, Speak, Wintergirls, the Virals series, Beastly, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The 13th Reality series, Anna Dressed in Blood, the Nevermore trilogy (The Kelly Creagh one), Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and Cirque Du Freak. Of course, that’s just part of the list, or all I can remember right now. Count yourself lucky that you don’t have to read the whole thing.
Reading: I love to read. That’s why my profile name is bkwrmnlvnit, or Bookworm and Loving It. I read a lot of realistic fiction, dystopic fiction, horror, fantasy, holocaust memoirs, and such. There has only been one book so far in my life that I have not been able to read, and that is Little Women. I think it is the most pointless, plotless piece of literature that was ever published. I hate stories that have no plot, or where everything is just cheery happy. For the love of all things precious, give me some darn problems, alright?
Movies: I am in love with Tangled, the Hunger Games, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (I cry EVERY stinking time Quatermain dies!), Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Cirque Du Freak
Drawing: I love to draw, even if I’m bad at it. I often try to draw characters from books I read or am writing. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But there is a fair amount of the ones that didn’t work that look like something Picasso would have made, in a non-professional sort of way.
Libraries: I love them! They’re my own heaven on earth- mine even SMELLS good.
Country Music: I like Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, and those kinds of people. Don't ask me about the new Kesha (Did I spell that right?) or Usher or Green Day Song. I will ask you who they are, and in the case of Green Day, I will ask you when that holiday is. I don't know who they are, and honestly, I just really don't care to learn.
Taylor Swift: Go Tay! Everybody thinks I'm wacko for knowing the words to pretty much every song she's ever put out on an album, but hey. There are worse things to be called crazy for, I suppose.
Cirque Du Freak: Okay, this is one of my favorite and least favorite series at the same time. I love the series itself, because I consider a good series one that makes me laugh, makes me cry, and keeps me in suspense. Cirque Du Freak did all three, but boy, did it make me cry hard. Every single twist kept me on my toes, and I thought that it was well written. But at the same time, I hate it. So many good people, good characters died. Arra Sails. Gavner Purl. Mr. Crepsley. Kurda Smahlt(I had mixed feelings on him, but I can’t help thinking that his intentions were the best though his means were flawed.) Sam Grest. There was so much tragedy in this series, but in a way, that was what made it so stunningly, beautifully good, if you could read through the tears.
Larten Crepsley: Just had to put a separate spot for this character in Cirque Du Freak. He was the best of them all. He had his flaws, but his good so desperately outweighed the bad that it wasn’t even funny. Even when he was bad, he was still good within it. I cried so hard when he died. I physically COULD NOT read the series for a week, and then when I did, I ended up crying through almost the entirety of the last three books. I’m actually making a memorial for good old Larten. Poor guy… R.I.P. Larten Crepsley- Even in Death may you be triumphant!
Disabled children: There are so many people that may see the children with paralyzing disabilities as useless, but I feel they are so wrong. The children who have these disabilities are the most beautiful, innocent people you will ever know. They have great laughs, and they are never cruel. All that we take for granted is the biggest accomplishments for them, and those accomplishments are hard earned. They try so hard, and I have never seen one who is anything less than beautiful in their soul and spirit. They’re far better people than most of society, myself included, could ever hope to be.
Selfless people: The world needs more people like this. You know the ones- they’ll stand up for you when they don’t know you, throw themselves in front of a bus to push you out of the way. They’ll tell you hello and give you a shoulder to cry on, and help you pick up your papers when you drop them all in the hallway during passing period. They’re the people who go around, being the best that they can be, not because they want praise but because it’s the right thing to do. They are among the best of us all, and if the world was full of people like that, maybe we wouldn’t have the problems we have today.
Miscellaneous: Bubbles, neon colors, cupcakes, making up words, Germany (Jelly doughnuts for the win! Don’t ask.)
But, not everything in my world is sunshine, rainbows, and things I like. You know what I do like. Now here are some things I don’t like, hate, or loathe with my entire being.
Chocolate: Blech! With some rare exceptions, I can’t stand chocolate- it’s just too sweet! Everyone thinks I’m so weird for that fact, but I’m weird for many other reasons as well. Trust me, chocolate doesn’t even START to cover my insanity. :O)
Spelling errors: it drivs me crazee wen u cant reed sumthing becuz peepul cant spel and reli on spel chek. how can u reed it if u don't understand it becuz uv spelling? (Apologies for the terrible spelling here, I'm literally freaking out because it drives me nuts. For those of you who read this, do you get my point?)
Math: In my future, nine out of ten careers I've thought about going into will never in a million years require me to know how to solve for x using square roots, exponents, and all those wonky formulas. Besides, who was the goofball who decided to throw the alphabet into math anyways? I can do addition, subtraction, basic skills, figure tax, everyday life skills. I really don't care if the square root of x times pi is linear.
Wrong Terms: It is not your, it's you're! People really need to look at their work and find the right form of 'to' and 'your' and all those other fun words that most people can't seem to get right. It drives me crazy! (Well, crazier than usual.)
Nasty People: You know what? If the only thing you have to do is to make some smart-aleck comment on another person just to bring them down because you obviously lack the self confidence and moral capacity to stand out and stand tall on your own, just get a life and stay out of mine.
Analyzing stuff: Does it ever occur to English teachers that the author really could have had the character walking outside into the sunlight just because they wanted warm weather in the story? Not everything has ten tons of symbolism behind it, and it drives me crazy to no end when people pretend it does.
Cliff Hangers: Oh, come on. You can not end a book RIGHT THERE!
Stereotypes: Just because I’m a person, IT DOESN’T MEAN I NEED A LABEL!
Sad endings: Movies, books, whatever. I know that they are fake, and they didn't happen, but I absolutely hate sad endings. I will cry, look like a complete idiot, and half hyperventilate depending on how hard I'm crying. I get that life doesn't always have happy endings, but can't I pretend? Then again, I am a culprit for this in my own stories, but only if I have to and it really moves the story along. I even cry when I kill off characters, and then it's even more embarrassing when people ask me what's wrong, because I have to reply that I killed someone. Can you say Awkward Dot Com?
Judgmental people: I really, really, DETEST the people who walk around acting like they know everything. You know which ones- the queen bees who go about, talking about how much of a b-- so and so is, and how this person is so mean, and blah, blah, blah, blah, BLAH. Shut. The. Heck. Up. Did you know that so and so has grown up with no mother because their mother is in prison for drug abuse? Did you know that the boy who you ignore is quiet because he’s dealing with depression and cuts himself so he can feel? Did you know that the girl in the corner doesn’t trust people and keeps them away because her father is abusive? Did you know that the kid who everyone calls a loner has a sister who died in a car accident and a brother who killed himself? I didn’t think so. So why do you think you have some divine right to pass judgment on them without knowing their story? News flash- you don’t. And if you have nothing better to say, get some duct tape, do the world a favor, and use it on yourself to shut your piehole.
TEXTING ACRONYMS!: I do not text, I type in real words. I can not read what you write if you write it in a bunch of acronyms. Reading comments on YouTube, I have to go onto Google half the time just to read what it says. If I have to go to another website to translate what you're typing, I may not ever get around to reading it. Type in real words, please, at least when you are typing at me!
War: Not to be unpatriotic, but why can we all not just shut up, get over our pride, and work on helping the world as a whole, like with water shortages. Isn't that a tad more important than shooting someone?
Songs of the Now: Echo, by Jason Walker, Memories by Within Temptation, Kiss it Better by He is We, and Darkness by Blackmore's Night
Obsession of the now: Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy (Of which I vaguely understand the first and have no understanding of the second.) And, of course, M*A*S*H.
Artists of the now: He is We, Blackmore's Night, Within Temptation, Taylor Swift forever.
Quote of the now: You both think you can do whatever you want! Well, I'm sick of it! Go on, you just keep running! But I'll always be there to bring you back! Axel from Kingdom Hearts
Lyrics of the now: Will you play this game? Will you fight or will you walk away? How long will you let it burn? - Red, Let it Burn
Theme Song: Cold as Stone by Lady Antebellum. (J, J, E and S...I miss you so much...)
Book of the now: Blood Red Road (This is on par with the Hunger Games, I kid you not.)
Series of the now: Infernal Devices, by Cassandra Clare
Just finished reading: Clockwork Princess. SPOILER ALERT!!! I now hate Cassandra Clare, for making me cry. First she killed Jem, sweet, loving, selfless Jem, then brought him back as a Silent Brother. Then she paralyzed Henry and killed Jessamine. Had Will and Tessa get married just for him to die in the end, and she could only see Jem for an hour a year, and even that was illegal. I absolutely loved the character of Will, with his sarcasm and joking and his love of books and...It was bad. Like, first time I read about Mr. Crepsley dying bad. I was pretty much an emotional train wreck... Why'd you kill him, Cassandra? Why?!? SPOILER ENDED. I totally recommend this series, just know that the last book is really kind of depressing...I'm going to go mourn Will now. Goodbye. Ave atque vail, Gwilym. Hail and farewell, William.
Current reading material: Out of my Mind (Oh, my gosh. This one really hits home.)
And now, one last sappy bit about me..and who I am.
I am Bookworm. I am someone who is always struggling to live up to my own expectations, whose greatest fear is failing those that are important. I am someone who loves deeper than I should, and who thinks that humanity isn’t a hopeless cause. I am a person who believes in equality, who will always be there to reach out and save those who I can. I am someone who looks for those who are outcast and lives to give them someone to depend on. I am someone who has almost given up on life before, and has come back to keep fighting and survive. I am a person who is talkative and random, who cries for books and humanity. I am a person who believes in second chances, but won’t take crap from anyone. I am someone who has many faces, the one of cold sarcasm, the one of warm friendship, and the one I try to make sure no one sees. I am someone who does their best to make sure no one sees them cry, because I am someone who needs others to worry about themselves first. I am bad about talking about my feelings, and I solve my problems on my own because I don’t trust others easily. I am someone who lets their temper get in the way more than I should and is far quicker to lash out than heal. I am undeniably flawed. I am the one who was named for someone brought out of the rubble and ruins of man’s cruelty manifested, and who tries to live on in that person’s name, as a memento to the one who didn’t survive, and a rock of support to the ones who did and do.
I am Bookworm. And that will never change.
If you’re still reading this, thank you. I appreciate the time- PM me so I can read yours too and get to know you. I already read the profiles of all people I RP with or who review, follow, or favorite me or my stories. I’m always willing to meet new authors on here.
Regards and always yours,
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