Author has written 9 stories for Twilight, Fairy Tales, and Office.
I love books and read whenever I can- even when I'm supposed to be doing something else, like homework. I read very quickly and can finish most books in little more than two days, if I'm not too busy. I enjoy classic novels a lot, like Jane Eyre (best book ever), Pride & Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, and Emma. Also, I loved Anna Karenina- it's one of those 'masterpiece' books that really deserves the reputation. Oh, yeah, and One Hundred Years of Solitude is amazing. It's so worth the length and the confusing names- the trick is getting a copy with a family tree in the front. I'm weirdly into science fiction: I started out reading HG Wells, which was awesome- I love classic science fiction. But I recently read The Handmaid's Tale, by Margret Atwood, which is more modern, and I loved it. It was creepy, though- I felt paranoid for weeks afterwards. That book would turn anyone into a feminist, I swear. 1984 is fantastic, also. Anyone who says science fiction is pointless has never read any of it. English Class faves- The Scarlett Letter, Poe, Ralf Waldo "To be great is to be misunderstood." Emerson (Yay Trancendentalism!). Huckleberry Fin is soo amazing. Sometimes I wish that I could leave all the stress and homework behind and float away on a river raft, sleeping under the stars. You know what I mean? Let's see: Tess of the d'Urberville's was really good, although very frustrating and depressing. Other favorites include The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak is a genius), The Uglies/Pretties/Specials series, anything by Alice Hoffman (I love the whole magical realism genre... The Probable Future is my fave.) and... omg there's just too many to name. My favorite non-fiction books include A Field Guide to American Houses (I'm an architecture freak) and Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (I really wish I had that book when I took sophomore bio. It makes all the science stuff make sense). All these books/authors come with my strong recommendation. I guarantee that anything on this list will make you think and will impact your life if you read it. Ooh, and if you want to talk books, MESSAGE ME! I looove talking about books. (As you can probably tell... lol.)
I wrote my first poem in third grade and have been doing creative writing ever since. I love writing! It is so important to me. I am very, very unorganized and don't understand perfectionists. I don't have the best spelling but at least I can type my stories so you all are not subjected to my handwriting...ack. However, I try to have good grammar. As I said, I take Latin, and as you can tell, I read a lot of old books, so I like to think that a good vocabulary and good grammar has rubbed off on me. I also edit articles for my school paper, and really weirdly enjoy it, so let me know if you want a beta.
Here's what I'll tell you about my life: I am (starting this fall) a student at a small liberal-arts college in Ohio. Nice to meet you.
On my fandoms:
(beginning of account - 2008)
I have to admit that I am much less involved in this fandom than I once was. However, I might start writing more stories in it at some point. It's hard to say. I love romantic stories, and I went through a huge phase where I couldn't get enough of imprint fics. So that's what you will mostly find me writing when I do write in this fandom.
I love this show!! Since I live in ohio, I follow the US version, not UK. I am a huge Jim and Pam person, as most Office fans are. They are such a great couple. As I've gotten older, I've realized that I'd prefer a realistic, down to earth, comfortable relationship like they have than an extremely dramatic, passionate, unpredictable relationship like the ones in Twilight. That's a big reason why I've come to be more interested in this fandom. If anyone has any story suggestions for romantic/cute/angsty JAM stories, please let me know!
Les Miserables (book and musical)
My newest obsession!!!
(musical) I happened across the 10th anniversary concert on youtube and fell in love. That's still my favorite version - the 25th had its moments, but I cannot accept Nick Jonas as a substitute for Michael Ball. The latter's characterization of Marius holds a very special place in my heart - I love how overexcited and nervous he gets, it's adorable. My other favorite singer from that musical is Phillip Quast as Javert, because he's So Intense, from his little arresting-people song (where you know he's being totally evil, but you also want to be like 'fuck yeah, javert!') to the incredibly lovely Stars. I went to see the 25th anniversary tour when it came to my city, which was super exciting because I got to geek out and I got a 'One Day More' T-shirt, but disappointing because I was seated in the back of the balcony and people were coming in late throughout the whole prologue and most of 'At the End of the Day' and kept blocking my view of the actors. I was like, 'guys! I'm missing angst!Valjean, would it have been so hard to get here on time?!' Anyways, the performance was pretty good, especially Valjean and Fantine and Eponine, although again, I think I have excessively high expectations when it comes to Marius. And the staging was gorgeous, especially since I've been used to seeing the actors standing in front of microphones.
(book) I read the Brick over Spring Break at a rate of about 100 pages per day. It was a great experience. I loved waking up every morning wondering what would happen next. I wasn't in a rush, so I guess I found the digressions more funny than irritating - 'Oh Victor, there you go again.' (yes I did talk to the book sometimes. it happens.) I thought there were some really deep characterizations and I loved the attention to detail. Despite his flaws, I still have a definite soft spot for Marius - he's clueless, but adorably so. I love his adolescent rebellion against his grandfather and his incredible awkward/shyness when he falls in love with Cosette. He's at his most relatable in that section - I mean, buying a new outfit to impress your crush and then consistently avoiding eye contact with them? story of my life, right? I pretty much always want to either giggle at Marius or give him a hug. Other highlights included the ambush scene (especially Javert's awesomeness) and the Friends of the ABC. If I knew the Amis in real life (dream come true), I would have a crush on Jean Prouvaire. Because he's the poet, and he's shy and sweet and quirky. so - ideal man. :)
So, I've started working on a story, still untitled, in which Enjolras meets a woman just as passionate about the revolution as he is, and they fall in love. I get that it sort of goes against canon, and that there's some pretty big mary-sue pitfalls involved with this kind of plot, but I think I have some good ideas and I want to give it a try. So look for the first installment soon - maybe a week?
Also - I used to be uncomfortable with reading slash, but I've recently expanded my horizons, because it seemed pretty narrow-minded and stupid to object to it. And I'm glad, because there's so much good stuff out there, especially when it comes to the Amis. I don't quite feel qualified to write it myself, but who knows, maybe one day.
Anyway, I have babbled for long enough. I really hope you like my stories. Please read and review.