Author has written 1 story for Horatio Hornblower.In order of general import, I am enamored of the following. I am in the process of writing fanfictions based on the ones with the triple dots after them.
Lord of the Rings (but I would not corrupt it by setting anything in it)
The Horatio Hornblower Series...
LXG (And the stories that inspired the characters.)...
Any number of other things which I am currently unable to remember.
I'm a Running Star Freshman, which means I'm technically a junior in High School but I'm taking classes at the local community college for both college and high school credit for free. Yup. That's right. Free college. All except the books, but still.
I am a hopeless romantic who thinks she manages not to be silly about it most of the time. However, I respectfully disagree with my friend's high school English Lit. teacher:Who killed who in what battle is so much more interesting than who slept with who and why. BUT no story can truly be anything without relationships, romantic or otherwise, and it's amazing how often in real history the who slept with who and why (sometimes figuratively, sometimes not) causes who to kill who in what battle, or vice versa. For those of you who have read 'LXG and the Quest for the Holy Grail,' Miss Camer is me. With a few alterations.
A note on the LXG characters - if you have not read any of the books (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, King Solomon's Mines, Hound of the Baskervilles etc.) you are missing out. Very badly. I couldn't tell you about the others, as I've never read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, or The Invisible Man, but Dorian Gray and Dracula are genius. I mean that completely. Dorian Gray is better than Dracula.
"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds, not bends with the remover to remove."
"I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing."
"It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned."
"Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice."
"I am not a 'democrat', if only because 'humility' and equality are spiritual principles corrupted by the attempt to mechanize and formalize them, with the result that we get not universal smallness and humility, but universal greatness and pride, till some Orc gets hold of a ring of power--and then we get and are getting slavery."
"I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of the reader. I think that many confuse 'applicability' with 'allegory'; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author."
"Even the wise cannot see all ends."
"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution."