Author has written 13 stories for Harry Potter, Avatar: Last Airbender, and Lord of the Rings.
EDIT: 1/2/13- For those of you who follow Nan Annun, I just wanted to let you all know that I am planning on editing all current chapters, and hopefully posting new ones. I don't know how quickly they will come out, but seeing The Hobbit has inspired me to start writing regularly again.
NEW PEN NAME* I used to be The Songfictionistas, but I decided that I hated it and so changed it to what you see before you: Pennethril the Tale Weaver!! I don't know if it sounds as epic to you guys as it does in my head, but I like it a lot better. And for all those curious: Pennethril literally means "tale weaver" in Sindarin :)
Side note: Author B has gone to college half a state away, so we shall assume that anything written from this point on (12/27/10) shall be of Author M's creation.
I have changed my icon! Again! It is no longer a picture I did of Jak from Jak and Daxter by Naughty Dog. It is now a drawing of the Companion Cube from the game Portal I did that was actually supposed to be a template for pumpkin carving.
Also, go check out An Aspiring Author's stories. They're wicked awesome!
Us (I and her)
aka Author M and Author B
"A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail. A best friend is the person sitting next to you in the cell saying, 'Man, that was fun.'"
Author B, you are the person I would want sitting in the cell with me. You are my best friend who started me on fanfiction. Thank you so much.
Author M is my bestest friend ever! I may have introduced her to fanfiction, but she has kept me going even when I wanted to give up, which I am so grateful for.
N.B. (nota bene) nolite sequi lupum in silvam.
For all you non-Latin scholars, that translates into "Don't follow the wolf into the woods." We think that this is an important bit of wisdom for everyone. Make sure that you follow it (the axiom, not the wolf).
Now for some entertaining quotations from one of the authors:
We present to you the Author B-isms!
1. If scientists put soap in the clouds, then when it rains we could all take showers.
(came about from watching snowflakes fall outside of a Barnes and Noble)
((P.S. the snowflakes looked like soap suds!))
(((P.P.S. I have recently been informed that I am not the only person who has ever said this!)))
2. My pants are buzzing!
(because of a phone in Author B's pocket set to 'vibrate')
3. If scientists put food coloring in the clouds, would the rain change colors?
4. It's like a waterfall going backwards.
(when something goes over your head- like Author' Bs statement to her good friend Author M)
4.5. Which would make it a waterup!
(the waterfall going backwards)
5. It could be worse; you could be digging a ditch with a pencil.
(for the record- Author B meant to say spoon, but since the authors were in math class, the word pencil came out instead; making it hilarious!)
6. I need to invent really super hydro-allergenic cats.
(the authors were discussing the Author B's allergies to cats, and how Author B wanted a cat so she decided to invent a new kind. This was also in math class, but we aren't sure why hydro came out in this one instead of hypo.)
7. Your Bible stands up like my hair when i use a balloon.
(you know- static electricity and all- stand-up hair... right?)
8. Voldie can't stop the rock. Author M
Voldie can't stop my collar either. Author B
(from being popped)
9. "We can be dwarves!" Author B
"I wanna be Gimli!" Author M
"You can be Gimli-ette, like Juli-ette but with Gimli!" Author B
(Gimli is a male dwarf from Lord of the Rings, and Author M is female, so of course her name would have to be changed if she were to be Gimli- Gimli-ette being the best choice.)
10. All people in the year 3000 are man-women; it saves on gas and health insurance.
(we're not sure where this came from; but it's really funny!)
11. Slash and burn... like a tree in Isengard!
(another allusion to a place in Lord of the Rings; the owner of Isengard ordered his orc minions to slash and burn the trees in Isengard)
12. Brad Pitt... I bet he doesn't even know his middle kid's name... kid's middle name...
(well at least she tried to correct herself this time- everyone (being Author M and co.) still laughed though)
13. I say "Jump!" You say "How high?"
I say "Run!" You say "How far?"
I say "Jump off a bridge!" "You say "Which one?"
(Author B was feeling rather controlling this day)
14. It's hard to come up with stuff like magical creatures; people already came up with all the good ones, like talking beavers.
(The talking beavers can be found in the Chronicles of Narnia; and Author B was feeling rather discouraged because the muses were not supplying her with any inspiration for new magical creatures on this day)
15. That's the oddest thing I've never seen.
(we're not really sure what this is even referring to...)
16. Meatloaf is my best friend... and my dinner. But I hate meatloaf.
(the Meatloaf with the capital M refers to the singer; the meatloaf with the little m refers to the weird food. Author B hates the food, not the singer.)
17. It's rocky... like Bulwinkle.
(Author B was at the beach and the sand was rocky. Unfortunately Author M was not there, but Author B filled her in at a later date. And Rocky and Bulwinkle refers to the animated kid's show from several years ago.)
18. When I breathe I get wet.
(we're really confused about this one- it might have something to do with a really foggy day... when the air is kind of wet...)
19. We're freshmen; we get the shaving classes.
(I think that was supposed to be something like 'morning classes' but shaving was said instead... well I guess some people shave in the morning, so same thing, right? Morning, shaving, they're interchangeable.)
20. How many coffee cups have you had today?
(For the record, Author M does not eat coffee cups, styrofoam or otherwise, nor does she drink coffee...)
21. I'm friends with friend.
22. If I didn't know myself better, I'd say I was drunk.
(luckily Author B does know herself better and she wasn't drunk but instead just really high on sugar or laughter or something... not drugs or alcohol)
23. If you had to be a french fry, what kind would you be? Author B's brother
A French... fry. Author B
24. If you had to be a pizza topping, what kind would you be? Author B's brother
A Hawaiian Pizza. Author B
(so she'd be a Hawaiian pizza pizza?)
25. You crossed the brick wall. So I guess it's like the wall at Platform 9 3/4; it's not real.
(crossed the line maybe...)
26. Ahhh! The Voices are touching me!
(If hearing voices is the first sign of insanity, what number sign is it when the Voices touch you?)
27. Was France a certain French teacher's first language?
(No, but we're pretty sure it is her native country)
28. I have bags under my eyes when I'm 16, imagine what it'll be like when I'm 40. It'll be like: "Would you like some eyes with those bags?"
(Author B was up late for a while doing homework and writing fanfiction to avoid doing homework; and so she got bags under her eyes, apparently very big ones.)
29. Is my butt really that sound-proof?
(Author B wanted to turn her phone off in a place where it shouldnt have been on, so she pressed the button to turn it off and then sat on it so that no one would hear the little song the phone plays when it's being turned off. No sound was heard- witnessed by Author M)
30. I'm very disappointed with this street's lights display. Author B
Well, maybe the people on this street aren't Christian. Author M
Just because they aren't Christian doesn't mean they can't put up Christmas lights! Author B
(during the month of December)
31. It's like tie-dyeing the snow. Author B pours blue pixie stick on a spoonful of white vanilla frosting
(Can someone say "sugar rush"?)
32. "I tired. Like 'I, Robot' except 'I, Tired.' That would not make a good motion picture. I'm pretty sure Will Smith would not sign up for that." Author B
(It was after work at The Store for 6 hours.)
33. If you had an Indian name right now, it would be "Sunburn on Face."
(I don't know what this one is about, though it might have something to do with a sunburn on someone's face..."
34. It's like a tank... except it's an ice cream scoop...
(Authors M and B have a friend and she's really into ice cream and has this diesel ice cream scooper and Author B just had to comment.)
35. You know how you can tell that some people are just large? You look at them and you're like- you're a beast! I wouldn't want to meet you in a dark alley when you're drunk because you would block my exit. You're like a door or a rock to a cave.
(Author B: Hockey players- enough said.)
-(1-30-10) Wow! three in two days! Author B is on a roll-
36. They have room darkening curtains, but I wanted shower darkening ones!
(Authors B & M were in Bed, Bath and Beyond with some friends, and Author B was looking for some red shower curtains for her mother, needless to say there were none.)
37. I have a new way to torture people: we can call it hamster torture.
(Author B has recently re-taken up running and is feeling it. After sitting in a restaurant for a while, then standing, this came about.)
((The hamster part is making people run for long periods of time like hamsters running endlessly in their little wheels))
And more to come we're sure!
One more thing to add, though. This was a short conversation had between Author B and Author M:
Author B- Is there such a thing as a sour orange?
Author M- I believe that's called a lemon.
Now, we know that we've run short on Author B-isms, but here's a song that Author B wrote during a car ride back from the beach. We hope you enjoy (and don't think we're too insane).
This song was composed by Author B: Sing to the tune of whatever you want
Oi Christmas tree!
Get your scraggly green butt off my lawn!
We don't accept no granola here!
Give us lean buff drinks on the beach!
Chop down them telephone poles!
There's no need for pina coladas now boys!
Singe off his eyebrows!
She won't need them where the children are going!
Eat fast fast slow faster!
Ya never know when a swirling vortex might
Creep up on you and spit on your hot dog!
Citgo's where da party's at!
If only she would realize!
The bloody git loves cars more!
Brilliant people are only librarians in power suits!
Why bother jumping off a hill when you can climb a mountain!
Love yourself; sleep more!
Touch the toe, but don't lick it!
Dead grass is dead dreams!
Don't spread the yellow too slowly!
She savored every tree!
I knew a guy named Bill once!
Ties are built in escapes!
Thank you gutter water sludge!
Rejections are dreams waiting to be discovered!
Random is art!
I wish gravity would go on a holiday!
Jenny Jenny had a snake!
Leaving is the only way to come back!
There is also a lovely picture to go along with this song drawn by Author M, but it's not here.
Please, we really aren't that crazy on most days. Only sometimes.
Hey look! A little short story that has practically absolutely nothing to do with anything that Author B wrote:
Author M Stroking Scenario:
Author B: "Author M you're acting weird... weirder than normal. Is something wrong?"
Author M: slightly dazed "No."
Author B: "No I think something is really wrong... you're almost acting like a normal person!"
Author M: "No."
Author B: "Let's play a fun game! It's called "let's see if you've had a stroke!""
Author M: "No."
Author B: "Put both hands above your head."
Author M: "This ain't no gym class!"
Author B: "Smile at me then."
Author M: "No. You're evil."
Author B: "Well do something to show me that you didn't have a stroke!"
Author M sticks tongue out- it's crooked
Author B- forgetting about this new development in stroke-finding, becomes offended and walks huffily away. "Fine! Be that way!"
Author M looks confused (she did just have a stroke after all...)
Gorgeous blonde with looks similar to a Norwegian god comes over.
"Miss, it appears you've had a stroke- your tongue is crooked."
Author M hastily puts her tongue back in her mouth and just stares in awe at the chisled planes of the man's chest.
Norwegian god man: "I will save you!"
NGM picks up Author M and carries her off into the sunset. It turns out he is a doctor at the hospital only three miles away- where he carries her. He saves her immense brain while simultaneously falling in love with it. They get married and have beautiful demi-god babies.
P.S. Author B approved of NGM, mostly because he introduced her to his friend- Greek god man. Oh and Author M totally forgives Author B for walking away because as Author B tells the story she saw NGM in the distance and knew he would save Author M if she went away. Author M believes this since her stroked brain had no memory of the incident.
The real end.
And now for an actual quote that gave us much inspiration:
"Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
(Our Personal Hero. sigh)
And here's another really great guy/ doctor not really- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
"Faith is taking the first step when you can't see the whole staircase."
And here's another pretty inspiring quotation:
Knowledge is power.
And one for all you people out there with big imaginations like us:
"Imagination is intelligence having fun."
And since Author B hates the saying, "Shoot for the moon because even if you miss you'll land among the stars" (she doesn't take missing/ failing very well) she provides this quotation about the sky/ things outside the atmosphere instead:
"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon."
A different person
"Life is a tale told by an idiot . . . signifying nothing."
For those of you who watch 30 Rock:
"I've got some tricks up my sleeve." - Liz
"Good, good." -Jack
"No, I mean I've got Trix, the cereal, up my sleeve... they're sticking... to the fibers..." -Liz
3rd rock from the sun:
"Ass right there, freezehole!" -Don
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant (or a commercial for something similar):
"You're sister gave birth last night."
Naruto Shippuden: epi "The Fake Smile"
"If you keep staring at me like that I will hit you." -Sai
A Naruto fanfiction: "New Wind Nation" by Kyogre
"And friends don't let friends be controlled and misled." -Naruto
"It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!"
"The Karate Kid (2010)"
"When fighting a blind man, it's best to just get out of the way." -Mr. Hahn a.k.a. Jackie Chan
"The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King"
"I know you're face..." Theoden to Eowyn
Avatar: the Last Airbender (cartoon)
"Where there's tea, there's Uncle Iroh" Avatar extras
Words of Wisdom from Author M
Since Author B has her -isms, I decided I would impart some useful info onto those who read this profile.
If you're a guy and you decide you are going to wear tight, skinny jeans, that's fine. Just don't try to wear them like one would wear any other kind of pants (with your boxers showing, the crotch down to the knees, and what-not) because then it just looks like you a have a saggy butt, and that's not a good thing.
Drink Drugs. Don't Do School. Stay In Milk. (Yeah, can you unscramble the sayings? If you can't, well... you need help.) (Also, this isn't my little clever saying; I took it from someone in my eighth grade class who wrote it in my yearbook. I just thought it was clever.)
I, Author M of the Songfictionista duo, do solemnly swear to review all the fics I read, regardless of the number of reviews, its age, or anything else.
I have joined the review revolution.
BTW: Author M thinks it's really sad when she's reading a story with atrocious grammar and decides to see if the author of said story is actually from a different country and not used to writing in English, which would explain the atrocious grammar, only to find that said author is in fact from the US and should be quite familiar with the English language...
(This one isn't mine, but I thought it was good, so I put it in.)
Found this on Fowl68's profile, and loved it:
I am the girl that doesn't go to school dances, or games, and when I do go, I sit in a corner and read a book. I am the girl that people look through when I say something. I am the girl that spends most of her free time reading, writing, or doing other activities that most teenagers wouldn't call normal. I am the girl that people call weird and a freak either behind my back or to my face. I am the girl that doesn't spend all her time on MySpace, or talking to a girlfriend on a cell phone or regular phone. I am the girl that hasn't been asked out in a year. I am the girl that has stopped to smell the flowers and jump and splash in the rain. BUT I am also the girl who knows and is proud to be who she is, doesn’t care if people call her weird (it's a compliment), who loves reading and writing and doing the things that no one seems to have the time to do any more, , who can express herself better with words than actions, who doesn't need a guy to complete her, and knows the importance of the little things. Copy and paste this onto your account, and, if you are anything like me, so the girls who are different and unique can know in their weakest time that they are unique but not alone
New addition! (4-16-12)
To set the scene, Brooklyn (the red one), Lexington (the little green one), and Broadway (the large blue one) are cavorting in the courtyard of Castle Wyvern, and a little boy curiously approaches them, he tells them his name is Tom, and asks them for their names.
"We don't have any," Lexington (though he has yet to be named thus) tells the boy.
"Well how do you tell each other apart?" Tom asks, even more curious than before.
"We look different."
"Well what do you call each other?"
This exchange made my heart warm and fuzzy :)
(This is where Author M posts all of the quotations she was able to glean from the Docu-Drama about Gandhi that is being shown in her World Religions class.)
- "They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, but then they would have my dead body, not my obedience."
- "If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth."
- "We're all such sinners we should leave punishments to God."
- "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
Our favorite quotation from all 6 (soon to be 8) movies:
Conversation between Prof. Snape (Alan Rickman) and Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton), fifth movie:
Umbridge: "So, you originally applied for the Defense Against the Dark Arts post?"
Umbridge: "And you were unsuccessful?"
This was great; just the way that Sevvie says "Obviously." is fantastic.
Haha! Nan Annun has finally surpassed Can You Feel the Love Tonight in number of hits! Yay! :)