Author has written 3 stories for Sweeney Todd, and Lord of the Rings.
First off, I'd like to say that I LOVE constructive criticism!
The main reason I decided to get on FanFiction is so people can tell me how I can improve my writing. I would really really really appreciate it if you guys tell me how I can make it better! Be as specific as you want. Just...please be nice about it.
I like to give constructive criticism as well. Please let me know if you have a problem with that, and I won't do it again.
I'm just your everyday girl. I think nowadays, the former "abnormalities" of the world have become pretty normal...so I'm not going to pretend to be super unique. I'm a High School senior who's unsure about my future. I like to write, so I got on FanFiction. Simple as that.
I AM a grammar nazi. I will read one chapter over and over again searching for grammar or syntax problems before finally submitting it. It's like freaking OCD...
I HATE reading stories that are complete crap. The ones where the author didn't show any attempt of correct vocabulary or grammar. (I'm sure you know what I'm talking about).
I'm bad at making small mistakes (misspelling names or getting names of places/things confused). Let me know whenever you catch one! I do it quite often and it drives me insane...
Well, I hope you like my stories and I hope you will criticise them!
Here's random stuff about me, if you'd like to know:
Favorite Movies (in order)
Sweeney Todd (My OBSESSION)
The Phantom of the Opera (Becoming an obsession)
The Lord of the Rings
30 Days of Night
Many many more scary movies...
Favorite Books/Authors (NOT in order)
Escape From Furnace series by Alexander Gordon Smith (favorite)
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Bonechiller by Graham McNamee
Gathering Blue by Louis Lowry
The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy by Carrie Ryan
V.C. Andrews (author of the Flowers in the Attic series)
Neal Shusterman (author of the Everlost trilogy)
Ellen Hopkins (author of the Crank trilogy)
Books with Victorian-like settings (along with the classics like Jane Eyre)
I LOVE post-apocalyptic books!
I love musicals (obviously), so I stay listening to ST and POTO.
Other than that, I'm a metal head and rocker. I listen to mostly mainstream hard rock...bands like:
Paramore (their old music)
My Chemical Romance
30 Seconds to Mars
Three Days Grace
...the list goes on, so I'll stop...
"Take pride in your pain. You are stronger than those who have none."
-Louis Lowery, Gathering Blue
"To love another person is to see the face of God."
-Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“Things wither and die before us so that we may better savor that we live.”
-Ann Benson, The Plague Tales
"Rejoice as summer should...chase away sorrows by living."
-Melissa Marr, Darkest Mercy
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost..."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one.”
-George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons
"You shine like the Milky Way. Now, there are those who might try to take that from you, but you don't have to give it away. Keep on shining."
-Ellen Hopkins, Burned
"Real power comes not from hate, but from truth."
-Tim Burtons' Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
"Villany wears many masks. None so dangerous as the mask of virtue."
-Tim Burtons' Sleepy Hollow
"Broken things can be made whole again. Perhaps not as they were before, but maybe stronger this time."
-Carrie Ryan, The Dark and Hollow Places
"Nature is not tailored to man. It exists for itself."
-John Smelcer, The Trap
I love Sweeney Todd. I love the broadway show, the history behind it, the different actors and singers who have played the roles...I love everything about it. Stephen Sondheim is a genius. He saw a play with such a twisted and crazy plot, and he was able to turn it into a VERY successful musical that's both dark and comical...that is pure genius! He is my idol.
But here's the kicker...Sweeney Todd is NOT Johnny Depp.
I can't tell you how tired I am of hearing people go on and on about Johnny Depp, Helene Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, or Tim Burton. Yes, they are wonderful people. Yes, they ARE some of my favorite people in show business. But Sweeney Todd is soo much more than that! It's a Broadway show that enables the audience to be disgusted but still be able to laugh. It's a tragedy about revenge, love, hopelessness, and longing. It's a story that makes the audience have alove/hate relationship with the characters. It's a musical that won two Tony awards from the beginning, and has been lauded since then for 34 years!
Keep in mind, I'm only 17. The first time I saw anything about Sweeney Todd was when I saw the Tim Burton movie. AND I LOVE IT! That's what first got me started on the craze; I watch it and listen to the soundtrack all the time. The movie doesn't bother me at all. What bothers me is when I Google "Sweeney Todd Tattoos" and a whole bunch of pictures of Johnny Depp's freaking face with Sweeney makeup is engraved into peoples’ skin. Or when I'm having a conversation with someone about it and ALL they talk about is Johnny Depp...sometimes, they don't even know who Stephen Sondheim is!!!
So if you are a Sweeney Todd fan, PLEASE don't be so closed-minded! I understand Depp is a beautiful and wonderful actor...but the greatness of Sweeney Todd goes way beyond the movie and way beyond him. Educate yourself...trust me, you won't regret it. Thank you.