Author has written 5 stories for Harry Potter, Sisters Grimm, and Mythology.
Occupation: I decided, after some hard thinking about my happiness in my job, to return to school for a law degree. As anyone who knows someone who's gone to law school, I didn't realize how much of my time it would take up. HOWEVER. I am not abandoning my stories. It's just taking me forever to update. Rest assured that I continue to discuss and develop my stories with my beta, libaka, I just have not necessarily written them down.
Likes: I love to read and write, and firmly believe that reading well is the best way to become a better writer. I like quotes, be they from famous people, movies, books, whatever. I like buttons/pins or whatever you refer to them as.
Dislikes: Flames are stupid and rude.
Manga: I like shonen and shojo. I don't read as many new series as I used to, but I continue to re-read the series I already know and love.
Books: LOTR, Harry Potter, Ranger's Apprentice, Sisters Grimm, anything by Tamora Pierce except for the Alanna series, Black Beauty, Sherlock Holmes, the list goes on. I read from many genres, and often.
Fandoms: Harry Potter and Sisters Grimm for the moment. Also Mythology. In my head I have written for just about every book I have read or movie I have seen (and enjoyed), much to my beta's amusement as I have told her about them. I have notes for stories in Eragon, more Harry Potter, Naruto, Off*Beat, Sherlock, Kingsmen, Merlin, and so on.
What I might write in future?
I have loads upon loads of ideas in my head, some of which I have written down. I would like to write them all, but who knows...life hasn't been easy the past few years, due to illness in the family. I am working on making a writing schedule to help me begin writing again! This is ongoing struggle as I seem to insist on beginning new endeavors, which distract me from writing.
I'm planning on putting up stuff over the summers. I will probably continue writing or jotting down notes during the year though.
My OC's: Sasha/Nachshon/Nach. Apolla and her mom from my HP story "Apolla." There are others yet to come.
Please don't use them without permission.
Favorite Quotes (I encourage you to skip these if you dislike long lists of quotes. I know I do in other people's profiles. Oops. :P ):
"Don't knock on Death's door, ring his doorbell and run, he hates that." -Unknown
"Curiosity killed the cat and satisfaction brought it back." -Aly of Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce
"There's a small difference between smart people and stupid people. Smart people do stupid things and live. Stupid people do stupid things and die doing it...or get saved by the smart people doing stupid things." -Me, while walking across a street and not looking. Thank goodness for libaka.
"In the ninja world, those who break the rules are scum, that's true. But, those who abandon their friends are worse than scum." -Kakashi of Naruto
"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." - Margaret Mitchell
"Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness. For you see, greatness is but a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs."- Sherman Finesilver
"Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; and all good things are yours."- Swedish Proverb
"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."- Madeline L'Engle
"Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time."- May Sarton
"The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live."- Norman Cousins
"Dream as if you're going to live forever. Live as if you're going to die today."- James Dean
"If you don't run your own life, someone else will."- John Atkinson
"It is usually wiser to stand up to a scary-seeming experience and walk right into it, risking the bruises or hard knocks. You are likely to find that it is not as tough as as you had thought. Or you may find it plenty tough, but also discover you have what it takes to handle it."- Norman Vincent Peale
"Our strength is often composed of the weakness we're damned if we're going to show."- Mignon McLaughlin
"Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."- Winston Churchill
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."-Thomas Edison
"If you are going through hell, keep going."- Winston Churchill
"The positive always defeats the negative: courage overcomes fear, patience overcomes anger and irritability, Love overcomes hatred."- Swami Sivananda Sarasvati
"Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."- Martin Luther King
"Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional."- Unknown
"When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."- Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."- Mark Twain
"It's better to be a first-rate version of yourself than a second-rate version of someone else."- Marilyn Monroe
"I love life. I wake up every day excited to wake up. You want to know what I think? I think you have to stop feeling sorry for yourself, and start thanking the day instead of scowling at it."- Goldie Hawn
"I can live for two months on a good compliment."- Mark Twain
"Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable."- Fran Leibowitz
"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."- Dalai Lama
"How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on."- Unknown
"It is never too late to give up prejudices."-Henry David Thoreau
"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."- Sam Levenson
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning."- Catherine Airs
"Love your enemies. It makes them so damn mad."- P.D. East
"One good mother is worth a thousand good teachers."- Unknown
"Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction."- Anne Sullivan
"Intense love does not measure. It just gives."- Mother Teresa
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction."- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Don't take life seriously because you can't come out of it alive."- Warren Miller
"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."- William James
"If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends- you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it- that's the time to hold your tongue."- Alice Duer Miller
"The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for."- Henry Home
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won'ts, and the can'ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything."- Unknown
"I'm an inverterate optimist. And I hate people who are not optimistic around me. The ones who try to clip your wings, you know?"- Unknown
"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."- Booker T. Washington
"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."- Edmund Burke
"Scratch a victim and you'll find a tiger."- Susan Forward
"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance."- Dave Barry
"Should I describe it to you...Or should I fetch you a box?"- Legolas Greenleaf of LOTR
"You know, talking to yourself is a sign of insanity." "Yeah, but insanity is a sign of genius, so it's not as bad as it seems."- Me again, in some random conversation with someone about insanity
"Nobody is perfect. I am nobody. Therefore, I am perfect."- I don't remember
Feel free to ask questions, I may choose not to answer.
p.s. To everyone who has faithfully reviewed or favorited Moments in Time, I promise you that it's NOT abandoned! I will hopefully have some free time in my life again soon, and I will be able to update again. I am so sorry that it's taken so long, and you guys are the best for continuing to review and favorite! --Tam, 4/13/12
p.p.s And once again, I need to thoroughly apologize for not updating in YEARS. As stated in my profile above, things have been difficult in the real world, and I'm afraid I lost a lot of motivation to write for a long time. I am working on getting back into the groove of writing frequently, and will begin updating stories soon! --Tam, 2/9/2014
p.p.p.s One more apology to go. I started law school this fall, and should be falling into a more stable lifestyle. There is still some illness in the family, but hopefully I will feel more motivated to write instead of telling my beta the stories verbally soon. --Tam, 1/16/16