Author has written 19 stories for Yu Yu Hakusho, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter, and Silmarillion.
My blue rose is: 24 years old, Californian, a crazy cannon purist, a Reformed Baptist, has a B.A. in Anthropology and is married to a rocket scientist.
My blue rose finds joy in many ordinary and esoteric things, including but not limited to: books, philosophy, metered poetry, biking, theology, children, conservatism, archaeology, bluegrass, fantasy, ethnobotany, deontological ethics, fiction writing, pathology, anthropology, epic poetry, the 1689 London Baptist Confession, scientific journal articles, lithic analysis, ontology, string quartets, science fiction, Christian apologetics, geology, special education, history, herbal medicine, Reformed dogmatics and writing about herself in the third person.
Things My blue rose doesn't like: Out Of Characterness (OOC) My blue rose reads fanfiction because she likes how the original creators made their characters. She also dislikes the spelling and grammar mistakes that, despite her best efforts, still manage to appear in her stories.
My blue rose's notes about her story update schedule:
Because she just got married and moved to a new city, all of My blue roses' stories are on temporary hiatus except Island in a Sea of Sun which she is currently updating once a month.
Some Quotes My blue rose likes:
"85% of internet statistics are completely made up. Just like this one." - My blue rose
"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk." -Henry Jenkins, in Textual Poachers: Media Fans and Participatory Culture.
“Pseudonyms are a good way of creating an identity, communicating something essential about yourself.” - Anonymous
Blue roses symbolize an appreciation for the enigmatic and inexplicable: the tantalizing vision that cannot be totally pinned down, a mystery that cannot be fully unraveled. Since it does not occur in nature, the blue rose also symbolizes the impossible, or the unattainable. A flight of fancy, an irrepressible imagination is what the blue rose is all about. - The Meanings of Blue Roses at www.roseforlove.com
"Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will." - Goethe
"Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten." - G. K. Chesterson
"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." GK Chesterton, Defendant, 1901
"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense."
"There are people. There are stories. The people think they shape the stories, but the reverse is often closer to the truth." - Alan Moore.
"Use your imagination. Trust me; your lives are not interesting. Don't write them down."
"Yes, killing evil people who deserve to die is good, true and beautiful." - Brian Godawa
“There cannot be any ‘story’ without a fall – all stories are ultimately about the Fall,”- Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, “Letter 131 to Milton Waldman”
"Fantasy is a natural human activity. It certainly does not destroy or even insult Reason; and it does not either blunt the appetite for, nor obscure the perception of, scientific verity. On the contrary. The keener and the clearer is the reason, the better fantasy will it make." - J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy Stories
“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” - Abraham Lincoln
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." - Edmund Burke (1729 –1797) in Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents
"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - Lord Acton
“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical,” - Thomas Jefferson
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." - Rev. Martin Luther King
“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” - George Orwell
“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.” - Robert A. Heinlein
"I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. - H. L. Mencken, "Why Liberty?" 1927
“If our civic attitude is more freedom, less judgment, less morality, less interference from the state, less interference from the family, less interference from the church and if we are working hard at silencing those very voices that give us protection in society we ought not be surprised when they cease to protect. It is to the degree that we encourage those institutions properly, that evil is controlled. The answer is God's answer. Government properly functioning; the family properly exalted and functioning; the church properly being allowed to function in culture instead of being made fun of and marginalized. That's when you are going to see some difference.” – Greg Koukl, Stand to Reason radio
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer. - Psalm 19:14
My blue rose's notes about her stories:
If you want to read Island in a Sea of Sand in French, Claire-de-plume is translating the story here: www.fanfiction.net/s/11206081/1/Une-%C3%AEle-dans-une-mer-de-sable.
Any story that is currently on hiatus is so because My blue rose doesn't have an outline written for it yet and, as such, she has no idea where the story is going to end. These stories are not abandoned (My blue rose doesn't keep abandoned stories on this site) but they will not be updated until she has finished writing an outline for them.
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