TheStoryGypsy
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Joined 10-03-06, id: 1143951, Profile Updated: 08-07-08
Author has written 4 stories for Van Helsing.

Greetings! to my new and improved profile!

About me:

Inspiration for my penname: You should never be told a story--you should live it.

Age: 18 (ack! the beginning of the end)

Gender (just incase it's not obvious enough): female

Education: college this fall, bitches!

Things that make me warm and fuzzy inside: Vladdypants, writing, sarcasm, homemade chocolate-chip cookies, Tudor history, bookstores, Care Bears, Tangle toys, Greek mythology, hugs, "Unabridged," queens lacking their heads, plagues, Impressionism, Edmund Blair Leighton's art (The Accolade!), caffeine, hobbits, Vans, Shakespearian prose, Gir (Invader Zim), dolphins, lilies, swashbuckling, Zune (mp3 players), magnetic poetry (ah, refrigerator smut. ha.), the 80s, quizzes, icons/avatars... and, of course this must be said, reviews!

Things that make me want to kill: Breaking Dawn (EPIC FAIL!), "internet connection not found," teeny, tiny crabs (they are evil, evil creatures), trains (they make me nervous.. and they are loud), Napoleon Dynamite, Interview with the Vampire (one of the few books I hate. I haven't read anything else of Anne Rice's since), nearly all jazz, most rap, phones (I feel weird talking into them), Valentine's Day (I'm not bitter! ... Really.), James Blunt, Larry the Cable Guy...

Favorites (a small assortment):

Books: Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter), Dracula (Stoker), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), Little Women (Alcott), The Dress Lodger (Sheri Holman), The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova), the Twilight series (except for Breaking Dawn; Stephenie Meyer), Faust (Goethe), The Chronicles of Narnia (C. S. Lewis), Poe's horrors, Grimm's fairy tales, The Black Arrow (R. L. Stevenson), Harry Potter, The Aeneid (Virgil), Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable (so much better than Edith Hamilton), Shakespeare's plays, The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield), A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver (E. L. Konigsburg), Silver Woven in my Hair (Shirley Rousseau Murphy)...

Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean, Lords of the Rings, Moulin Rouge!, The Illusionist, Titanic, Memoirs of a Geisha, Van Helsing, The Breakfast Club, Sweeney Todd, You've Got Mail, Finding Neverland, Transformers, National Treasure, Black Hawk Down, October Sky, Pretty in Pink, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Clue, From Hell, A Knight's Tale, Juno, Atonement, the Star Wars movies (particularly the older ones), Bubble Boy, The Bourne Identity trilogy, Footloose, The Matrix, Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Disney's Peter Pan (for sentimental value)...

Music: Fall Out Boy, NIN, The Cure, The Wombats, Family Force 5, Depeche Mode, Evanescence, Paramore, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Lifehouse, Anberlin, The Goo Goo Dolls, Skillet, Nightwish, The Fray, Journey, Daughtry, Cobra Starship, Flyleaf, Relient K, Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Panic(!) at the Disco, Switchfoot, The Hush Sound, David Crowder Band, Carrie Underwood, Thrice, The Killers, Hoobastank, Daft Punk, AFI, Demon Hunter, Bowling for Soup, Good Charlotte, Hellogoodbye, Snow Patrol, Blessthefall, This Beautiful Republic, Hawk Nelson...

TV: The Tudors, Grey's Anatomy, Band of Brothers (HBO mini series)

Quotes:

1. "It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, but our choices." - Dumbledore, The Chamber of Secrets
2. "History is written by those who realize there is never a right way. Only a better way." - Rolex ad
3. "You can live with me in this house I've built out of writer's blocks." - Pete Wentz
4. "Time is not made out of lines--it is made out of circles. That is why clocks are round." - Caboose, Red vs. Blue
5. "We are what we repeatedly do. Exellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
6. "Common sense is not so common." - Voltaire
7. "I bet she's toughter than that... she runs with vampires." - about Bella in the second book of the Twilight series, New Moon
8. "Eat. My. Shorts." - Bender, The Breakfast Club
9. "Fortune helps those who dare." - Virgil
10. "I reject your reality and substitute my own!" - Adam, Mythbusters
11. "When words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Anderson

General Fanfiction stuff:

My neat, little list of stories and ones in-progress (all given info is subject to change at whim):

Before Eternity - posted/in-progress - (prevamp DraculaOC) When Sophia and her family are threatened, she is forced to become the worst thing possible in her eyes: Prince Dracula's mistress. Preconceptions and habits hinder them at first but trials teach that love isn't always a fairytale. - My goal with this story is to merge history with Vlad Tepes folklore, leading up to the conclusion when Dracula becomes a vampire. I'm uber proud of how it's coming alone. Slowly, but it's coming alone. If you are reading, please be patient with me and my inconsistent updates. I apologize profusely.

Dreams of Darkness and Azure - posted/complete - (oneshot DracOC) She saw herself as a nobody, keeping sane with stories dark fantasies that could never be real... But he had been watching her from the beginning and it was time for her to know the truth. This night she would be his. - I kind of like how this came out for having been written in a few hours. With a cold. I was slightly bored... haha.

Le Petit Mort - posted/complete - “How desperate you must have been…” Now, he was moving around Verona’s coffin as Marishka’s back hit the wall. “To sleep with Velkan Valerious.” – oneshot Marishka learns the hard way that infidelity is not tolerated. Especially with Dracula’s enemy. - Title meaning--because being informed always makes you look hot.

Letters to an Unborn Vampire - posted/complete - An unknown bride pours out her heart and soul to the growning progeny within her. - Wow. This was my FIRST POSTING and my writing has developed much since way back in the day. (I highly recommend checking out my newer stuff if this is the only thing of mine you read. ;D) I'll be honest, I feel slightly vulnerable when I read it over--probably because it's in first-person POV. Gah! So... much... fluff...

On Reviews: they are writing fuel. When I get them and see that my writing is enjoyed, I feel inspired. That means I write, which means you get more updates. So, by all means, review.

Honorable Mentions: I will guarantee that ANYTHING Anon E. Mouse writes will knock your socks off. The depth to her writing is mind-boggling and her storytelling is superb! Check out As I Lay Me Down To Sleep and see for youself! And, if you like brides' stuffs, see about Charmes Malheureux's stories. She has quite a sense of humor and a taste for the darker side of things.

~~~TheStoryGypsy~~~

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One Last Time by lieselmemingers reviews
Katniss and Peeta, and the process of healing. Post-Mockingjay, pre-epilogue.
Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,335 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 659 - Follows: 67 - Published: 2/4/2012 - Peeta M., Katniss E. - Complete
In the Dark Beside You by roberre reviews
When Nellie Lovett's world is torn apart, she discovers that it's much easier to make a new one than to try to fix the old. She never cared much for reality anyhow.
Sweeney Todd - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 183,186 - Reviews: 276 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 8/18/2010 - Published: 11/3/2008 - Sweeney T., Eleanor L. - Complete
To Trammel Some Wild Thing by Anon E. Mouse reviews
To save her brother’s life, Anna makes a desperate bargain with Count Dracula and finds herself playing a dangerous game on both sides of the board. Espionage, seduction, betrayal, love triangle...AnnaDracula. Read and review please! Rating will go up.
Van Helsing - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 65,404 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 6/11/2008 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Anna Valerious, Dracula
Panic by DramaDork21 reviews
Edward isn't the only one who has a tendency to overreact. Bella/Edward. Oneshot.
Twilight - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,436 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/22/2008 - Bella, Edward - Complete
As I Lay Me Down To Sleep by Anon E. Mouse reviews
Oneshot Drac x OC . She is always calling for him. She has been calling for him since the day she first wrote his name. Dracula's nightly visits to a nameless young woman come to an inevitable conclusion. On the darker side... Read & review please!
Van Helsing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,800 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/29/2007 - Dracula - Complete
Remember When It Rained by The Dancing Cavalier reviews
Thranduil must with the death of his wife. Legolas must learn to enjoy his new found gift. AU. Chapter 11. VERY LAST CHAPTER. ENJOY!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,429 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 11/19/2007 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Legolas - Complete
Fatal Kiss by mirrorOfsin reviews
A drabble. How would it feel to recieve a fatal kiss from a stranger in the shadows? Review and Rate. Turned into a video by me on YouTube. Check my homepage!
Vampires - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/8/2006 - Complete
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Before Eternity reviews
[prevamp DraculaOC] When Sophia and her family are threatened, she is forced to become the worst thing possible in her eyes: Prince Dracula's mistress. Preconceptions and habits hinder them at first but trials teach that love isn't always a fairytale.
Van Helsing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 49,995 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 1/12/2009 - Published: 4/1/2007
Le Petit Mort reviews
“How desperate you must have been…” Now, he was moving around Verona’s coffin as Marishka’s back hit the wall. “To sleep with Velkan Valerious.” – oneshot Marishka learns the hard way that infidelity is not tolerated. Especially with Dracula’s enemy.
Van Helsing - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,777 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/10/2008 - Complete
Dreams of Darkness and Azure reviews
[Oneshot DracOC] She saw herself as a nobody, keeping sane with stories and dark fantasies that could never be real... But he had been watching her from the beginning and it was time for her to know the truth. This night she would be his. Review!
Van Helsing - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,706 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/30/2007 - Complete
Letters to an Unborn Vampire reviews
An unknown bride of Dracula pours out her heart and soul to the growing progeny within her. Please review! COMPLETE!
Van Helsing - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 9,184 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/20/2007 - Published: 10/9/2006 - Complete