|the kid from colorado|
Author has written 4 stories for Artemis Fowl, Teen Titans, and Gargoyles.
Hey, everybody, it's the kid from colorado! Bet you can't gess the reason behind the name, hehehe. Actually, I'm livin' down South, where it never snows and the mountains are hills compared to the Rockies. But it's all good; the people I meet are great inspirations. But back to the subject.
I am a strong, strong supporter of the Dry Tears Campaign. There are places in Africa where there is not enough water. A little half-pint bottle of water won't last one of us a single day. In these places in Africa, a person has to live off of less than one of those bottles for a week... if they're lucky. And it isn't spring fresh, either. The water is so polluted and there is so little of it, that people live in the fear that the single sip they take will end their life, or that they won't find the sip that will save it. When kids are pushed to extreme dehydration, they can't cry real tears. They choke and they sob, but nothing comes out. They cry Dry Tears. A few of the guys from my church found out about this and they said, "That's not right." And they've started a bracelet campaign to raise money to build wells in Africa. Each bracelet costs two dollars. They started this campaign back in September.
They've now raised over ten thousand dollars and three wells are on their way, with a fourth almost paid for.
Incredible, huh? It's amazing what a difference a small group of determined kids can make. If you want to check out the Dry Tears boys, their myspace is. Other great organizations out there making a difference in the world are Loose Change to Loosen Chains ( ) and Invisible Children. Curious? Take a look. You'll be glad you did.
Anyway, back to the fanfiction thing. I like the Teen Titans, and at this very moment that's the only fanfic I've got going. If you want to read a decent Titans-go-to-school story, I recommend it. (I also recommend Dance of the Skeletons by CalliopeMused--one of the best fanfics I've ever read.) For a whole bunch of really great Titans stories, check out my C2: The Colorado Archives. My own story is in there as well.
A couple of things about School Daze:
It's long. And it's only getting longer. I plan on being a novelist, so short just doesn't work for me. But, based on what I've read from my few reviewers who are willing to sit down and read a book, it's worth it. I've got a whole bunch of OC's, NONE of them Mary-Sues. These are characters from my head that have their own stories going on, with pasts and futures. However, writing School Daze is helping me develop them and get to know them better. Everyone is enjoying the new characters a lot (including the Titans themselves). If you want to get to know Phantom, Livewire and the wonderfully hyper Joey, read my story.
I'm sure you can tell which characters are mine and which ones aren't. If you take any of my characters... well, things will turn out most unpleasantly. I'll get Livewire mad and sic her on you. DO NOT TOUCH MY CHARACTERS. You have been warned.
My favorite author is J.K. Rowling. I just thought I'd throw that out there; for all you Harry Potter haters, YOU'RE NUTS! She's a genius! One day I hope to be just as good as Rowling. Probably not gonna happen, but hey, reach for the stars.
My second-favorite author is Rick Riordan. I've fallen in love with his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. If you are a lover of Greek mythology, this is your series. If you love fast-paced adventures, wonderful and heroic characters, totally wicked villains, and an absolutely hilarious style of writing, then you'll love this.
Um... I'd also like to say something about my reviewing policy. Usually, if I don't like a story, I don't review. I know, bad, bad me, but I don't like to say negative things. But if I DID leave a negative review, let me assure you that I really did try to find something positive in the story, and couldn't. Sorry. Go back, figure out what you did wrong, and fix it. It can only help you. And if you're feeling especially vengeful, leave me a flame. I will consider it and try to improve on whatever you didn't like.
Here are some funny quotes from random places: my life, the TV, and books (I read a LOT). So, read and enjoy.
From Random Titans episodes:
Cyborg: Raven, you LIKE waffles, don't you?
Raven: More than life itself. (Crash)
Beastboy: Now, why did the aardvark cross the road?
Raven: To beat up the idiot telling jokes about him? (Aftershock 1)
Raven: And now I smell like rhino butt. (X)
Beastboy: Who wants tofu woffles?
Cyborg: Man, nobody wants tofu waffles!
Beastboy: I do, pass me the soy milk.
Cyborg: I'm not letting you anywhere near the soy milk.
Beastboy: Dude, gimme the soy milk!
Cyborg: Is there any meat in tofu?
Beastboy: Of course there's no meat in tofu, it's TOFU!
Cyborg: Then nobody wants it! (Apprentice Part 2)
Cyborg: The next time a creature goes down the sewer, I say we just let it go. (Things Change)
Cyborg: Maybe we should show him who he's up against.
Raven: He's totally gonna freak this time. (Titans Together, awesome episode)
Terra: You can't keep following me!
Beastboy: Why not?
Terra: It's the girls' locker room. (Things Change)
Beastboy: So... she's trapped inside the pie?
Raven: Sure, we'll go with that. (Mother Mae-Eye)
Logan :"Stranger things have happened. Trust me, I'm one of them."
Joey: "Oh, crap, I feel like a leprechaun."
Robin: Did you know that there are thirty-six ways to kill someone with a pillow?
Livewire: You mean that this little guy--this little guy--did this? Dude, I hate your villains.
Beastboy: Man, why do we have to hide our true identities? Robin: Well, first of all, we'll be a distraction for the other students in class. Secondly, we'll get made fun of for some reason or another, and third, we'll get mobbed by fans. Beastboy: ...And this is a bad thing how?"
(On the morning of the first day of school) Cyborg: 'Morning, Star. Sleep well? Starfire: Yes, my sleep was most enjoyable. However, I was awoken once or twice by the sound of thumping. Would you happen to know what caused such a noise? Raven: I do. That was Beastboy, banging his head against the wall.
If you would like to read more humorous conversations (and trust me, the ones I haven't put on here are much funnier) go read School Daze!
When life hands you a lemon, say, "Oh yeah, I like lemons. What else ya got?" --Henry Rollins
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes. --Frieda Norris
Hey, squirrels are going to take over the world someday. --Me
Michael, reading ride description for Achrophobia and making fun of my height: "Taller than the Tower of London! Taller then the Arc de Triumph! But not taller than Brittani!"
Chorus classmates: "Catch the toe!"
All people love me. They just don't know it yet. --Billy
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but that they tell us that dragons can be beaten. --G.K. Chesterton (I really love that one.)
Do not attempt to smack me, because if YOU smack ME, I smack BACK! --My little brother
Me: Did you know that cockroaches have two brains, one in their heads and one in their butts?
Forrest: Really? That gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "smart ass."
"Shut up or I will gouge out your eyes with a spork." --Katie
"I'm not short, I'm fun-sized!" --Katie
"How do you say OMG in spanish?" --Emily
Your chances of getting hit by lightning go up if you stand under a tree, shake your fist at the sky and yell "Storms suck!"--Johnny Carson
Me: Duct tape can fix anything.
Ty: It can't fix marriage problems.
Me: Sure it can. Just duct tape the couple together and eventually they'll work it out--or one of them will kill the other, and then hey, problem solved.
My brother: Why do the gnomes in Harry Potter 2 say "Geroff me!"?
Me: Well, what would you say if someone picked you up by your ankles, spun you around and threw you over the garden wall?
Mom, talking to my brother: No, you cannot karate-chop the peanut!
Dad (we were talking about my fanfic): So what's the title?
Me: School Daze.
Dad: Please tell me you didn't spell it D-A-Z-E.
Me: ...Yes. What's wrong with that?
Dad: It's been drastically overused. I mean, it's been beaten to death, buried, dug up, set on fire, eaten, thrown back up--
My Brother: And pooped on by mutant vultures?
Dad: ... That too. (yes, my brother is unbelievingly random. But it does keep things interesting.)
(Me and cabin mates at the pool at camp, referring to the inflateable rings)
Me: They remind me of doughnuts. Big, floating doughnuts. See, the yellow ones are the the regular doughnuts, and the blue ones are the glazed doughnuts.
Lauren: What about that green one?
Me: That's a moldy doughnut.
Lisa: What about the clear one?
Me: ... That's a no-calorie doughnut.
Carey: Oscar Wilde was a homosexual, and I'm not into that.
Mrs. Parker: Now, in this line it says "Graves yawned open and giving up their dead." Do you know what that means?
Danielle: ZOMBIES! (This extraordinarily humorous bit of conversation resulted from discussing Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in Honors Lit class)
(Another hilarious bit of conversation from Lit class, only this time it was a tangent on a discussion about Le Morte d'Arthur and the relationships between men and women. This is more geared toward us girls.)
Mrs. Parker: A few years ago there was a discrepancy about whether or not women should be allowed in the army. Supposedly, women can't stay in the foxholes as long as men can because of certain... hiegene issues.
Me: I dunno--if you're PMS-ing I'd think you'd be a pretty good shot.
Um... that's it for now, but no worries, I'll think of more. The people in my life can't go one day without saying something that makes me bust a gut.
I have a single rant on this, and that is that on the Avatar, Zuko and Katara should be together. Zuko, when he's not being all crazy "grrr, must capture the Avatar!" is sweet and has a good heart, and they both have lost their mothers, which gives them something in common. Plus, if he joined the Avatar team, Aang could learn Firebending and all four forms of the Avatar cycle would be on the team--Water, Earth, Fire and Air. Plus, put Zuko and Toph in the same thirty-foot radius, and hilarity will ensue. That, or they will kill each other, which will be hilarious anyhow. But anyways, I love Zuko and I think he and Katara could work out after they screamed at each other over their problems for a bit. End rant.
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