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By giving out your name, you are giving them the ability to take your soul. By giving out your birthday, you have given over the control of your whole life. Yuuko Ichihara, XxXHolic
Pen Name: Skyla123.
Age: That is a secret between me, the Lord and my minions...
Location: North of the Sun and East of the Moon...I'm joking! I live in Yorkshire, England.
I have never been good at writing about myself, but none the less here goes...
Writing for me is an outlet, while most people take up sports or binge drinking I decided to be different and took up the infamous pen. Most of my writing ends up sitting on my hard drive for years as I work up the courage to publish it...in fact, I have at least 2GB of stories & fanfiction waiting to be published or deleted.
(Typing the above has made me realise I may need to start publishing more, or my computer memory will get too full.)
I am by no means the best writer in the world, and I constantly find faults in my work. Some would say that was the sign of a good writer, but personally I think it just shows I'm a perfectionist with high expectation levels that I'll never reach.
I suffer terribly from Writer's Block, and often find it hard to finish stories due to lack of inspiration or sheer laziness on my part. But this is something I am working on...with varying levels of success.
I like reading other people's work, since it makes me realise where I'm going wrong in my own.
I spend half my life stuck on my computer reading or writing, and it infuriates my mother since she wants me to start living in the 'real world'. But since the real world asks that we spend more and more of our time on computers, tablets & our mobile phones...I think I have achieved this, don't you?
My friends are complete nut cases, which probably explains why I've gone round the bend as well...and before you ask, no I have never been inside a mental asylum. But I have been inside a padded cell...don't ask, its a very long story.
Don't get me started on politics, or we'll be here for a while...
Anyway, thanks for reading this if you were bothered to do so!
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Shakespeare Sonnet 116
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
“We live and breathe words. ... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colours and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”
Cassandra Claire, Clockwork Prince
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey
Teller, teller, tell me a tale,
“Teller, Teller,” Troll Bridge, Jane Yolen
If you force the trail to emerge and turn with your every command, then most likely it will only become what you imagined. If you just enjoy the anticipation of each new curve and seize it as it comes, the road around the bend might lead to the unimaginable.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum, The Storyteller's Creed
Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark... In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.
Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character,
Trying their wings once more in hopeless flight: Blind moths against the wires of window screens. Anything. Anything for a fix of light.
"Moons and years pass by but a beautiful
“In time, we hate that which we often fear”
Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
In your hand, take this Key. So long as you have the makings, then through this simple act of taking, its wielder you shall one day be. And you will find me, friend—no ocean will contain you then. No more borders around, or below, or above, so long as you champion the ones you love.
Terra, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
And as imagination bodies forth
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
Weird is good, strange is bad, and odd is when you don't know which to call someone.
Weird is the same as different, which is the same as unique, so weird is good. Admitting you are weird means you are normal. Saying that you are normal is odd.
Friends are like four leaf clovers. Hard to find but good to have.
I agree with the dictionary. Girls before guys, partying before studying, and friends before love.
Death is but a door...it swings both ways.
Those that say nothing is impossible never tried slamming a revolving door.
The dark side has cookies. Join us.
Don’t piss me off. I'm running out of places to hide the bodies.
He who laughs last didn't get it.
I ran into my ex the other day, then I put the car in reverse and ran over him again.
So, you're a cannibal.
Rock beats paper. Always.
If Tylenol, Duct Tape, & a Band Aid can't fix it, you have a serious problem.
My life has gone from bad, to worse, to a little bit better, then it just fell off the damn cliff.
HEY GET BACK HERE WITH THAT STAPLER! SANTA WON'T GET ME A NEW ONE UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
You know what? Go play in traffic!
You kids and your crazy axes and fancy guillotines.
They laugh because we're losers...We laugh because they just figured it out.
The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90 probability you'll get it wrong.
God made man, knew he could do better, and made woman.
The person who smiles when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.
I'd tell you to go to hell, but I live there and really don't want to see you everyday.
Even if the voices aren't real, they have some good ideas.
Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. Stupidity killed the cat. Curiosity was framed.
Officer, I swear to Drunk I'm not God!
A wise man once said, "Ask a girl."
Fighting is mind over matter. I don't mind, and you don't matter.
Why be difficult, when with just a little bit of effort, you can be impossible?
If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.
Hate is just a special kind of love we give to people who suck.
Keep smiling; it makes people wonder what you're up to.
You have the right to remain silent, anything you say will be misquoted and used against you.
Chaos, panic, pandemonium, my work here is done.
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
If you don't like me, there is nothing I can do. Here's a newsflash Honey, I don't live to please you.
Don't knock on death's door. Ring the bell and run. He hates that.
Well the voices and I took a vote. It's unanimous; you suck.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, if well aimed, that is.
When someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles to frown about it but it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and bitch-slap them across the mother-- room.
They say guns don't kill people, people kill people. Well, I'm pretty sure the guns help because if you stood there and shouted 'BANG' I don't think you'd kill a lot of people.
Don't you dare tell me the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon?
Of course I'm talking to myself who else can I trust?
So what if we act immature idiots? We're having fun.
Give a man a match, and he'll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
The real trouble with reality is that there's no background music.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege
War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who's left.
I once prayed to God for a bike, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole a bike and prayed for His forgiveness.
If pro is opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress?
Sarcasm helps keep you from telling people what you really think of them.
You can't be late until you show up.
Parents spend the first part of our lives teaching us to walk and talk, and the rest of it telling us to sit down and shut up.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
Books have knowledge, knowledge is power, power corrupts, corruption is a crime, and crime doesn't pay..so if you keep reading, you'll go broke.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway.
A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station...
If you think things can't get worse it's probably only because you lack sufficient imagination.
Advice for the day: If you have a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: Take two, and KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.