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Joined 11-18-07, id: 1423899, Profile Updated: 02-01-12
Author has written 6 stories for Marching Band, Shakespeare, Chronicles of Narnia, and Pride and Prejudice.

I'm Nanoing again this year (2010) under the alias of Strix_aluco. Find me and say hi :)

Bonjour! Welcome to my profile. I'm Christina :)

I am a sixteen year old oboist which means someone in a white coat really ought to come and lock me away very soon. In the meantime, though, I tend to write a load of rubbish. I try my hand at all sorts: satire, fantasy, historical, humour, science fiction, political (not all that I post on this site - or that I post at all, for that matter).

I enjoy writing it, though.

It's always a bonus for me if people enjoy reading it - although as of yet I've only really posted three (very uncompleted) stories on here. Hmmm. Never mind.

I love reading; my favourite books include the Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn, the Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan, the Tudor Court books by Philipa Gregory and Terry Pratchett's fantastic Discworld. Strangely enough, I don't tend to write fanfiction about my favourite books. I think that I'm too scared about ruining them.

But Captain Corelli's Manodolin by Louis de Bernieres is my favourite book ever. I have never read anything so... perfect in my life. I cry every time I get to the last few chapters. If you haven't already read it I recommend that you do so now. Understand?

I do tend to get ever so slightly obsessive with TV programs such as Lost, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Spooks and BBC's utterly terrible Robin Hood and Merlin. I do love them though. Being Human is also amazing (so is Aidan Turner). Incidentally, David Tennant is my future husband and I would thank everyone to stay away from him.

I have so much love for the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film and BBC's miniseries 'Sherlock'. Maybe one day I'll get round to reading the books.

Wicked is also amazing.

I hope to get around to writing more fanfics soon - the ideas are already there - but the time to do so keeps eluding my grasp...

Or my laziness overwhelms me and I find myself caught up with inconsequential things such as facebook.

I am a great admirer of the Chronicles of Narnia, yet unlike many who state this on their profile I am not a Christian - but an atheist (and my name's Christina - oh! the irony) Technically I'm a secular humanist. Look it up. Just because I don't believe in a judgemental supernatural being that may or may not exist doesn't mean I don't have morals :). On the subject of Narnia, I hold little respect for these 'Suspian' thingies. Caspian is mine.

My works in progress:

Letters to Miss Bennet: At various parts of the story, Miss Elizabeth Bennet finds letters express a vehement dislike for her. Puzzled and confused, Lizzie continues her story, wondering why the mysterious writer of the letters knows exactly what's going to happen to her... A ridiculous attempt to be vaguely humourous in order to get back at Pride & Prej. for making my summer holidays miserable.

A story of more woe: Five years on from the events described in that play, Romeo and Juliet find themselves married in Mantua, their life together falling apart. It would never have worked. Another of my attempts to get back at a text that we had to study for school, only not quite so humourous.

Blood of Kings: Set during the rule of King Caspian X, Miraz's son, Hartian, is a bit of a depressive, moody, sulky teenager, convinced that no one loves him and no-one cares who really needs to get a grip. Only, it's a bit more serious than that. A bit rubbish. Badly written and disjointed.

Prehistoric Pride and Prejudice and other peculiar takes on the timeless classic: Random shots of incredibly unlikely 'what if's that sound as though I'm either under the influence of an intoxicating substance or I'm completely insane. I'm not. Honestly. The voices in my head agree.

I can be quite critical of myself sometimes...

A Note: I am woefully inconsistent with updating my stories. Really, I'm terrible. I'll leave them alone for months and then write four chapters in a day or something ridiculous like that...

A short note: I'm currently attempting to write a blog:

If you feel like having a look at it, please do :) Not only is it pathetically rubbish, it is also lacking in followers.

If you are fed up to the back teeth with the 'copy and paste this onto your profile' things (and also have a sense of humour) copy and paste this onto your profile.

I have a fictionpress account ( under the same name. Mostly, it's got a load of pretty bad poetry on it. I wouldn't waste your time, if I were you. (remind me never to go into advertising.)

It should be known that Terry Pratchett is the One True Source of All Wisdom. To back up this somewhat bold statement, I have a few quotes from the great man himself.

"It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living."

"It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing."

"The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head."

"Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself."

"Gods like to see an atheist around. Gives them something to aim at."

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life."

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong."

"Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?"

"Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more."

"Knowing things is magical, if other people don't know them."

“Are you listening?”
“Yes,” said Tiffany.
“Good. Now...if you trust in yourself...”
“...and believe in your dreams...”
“...and follow your star...” Miss Tick went on.
“’ll still be beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy. Goodbye."

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Childsplay by vivelarevolution reviews
What if Guy, Marian and Robin had grown up together? What if Guy and Robin had gone to fight for the King in the Holy Land? Would they be able to hold true to what they believe, whilst remaining loyal to those they love? G/OC R/M Please R&R
Robin Hood BBC - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 69,167 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/25/2009 - Published: 11/28/2008 - Guy of Gisborne - Complete
Son of Miraz by youcantseeus reviews
When Miraz's nine year old son is discovered in a slave market in Calormen, Caspian must deal with the consequences.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 34,964 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 8/4/2009 - Published: 9/6/2007 - Caspian X
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The War of the Orchestra reviews
One day the conductor suddenly and mysteriously dies, leaving the instruments to fight it out for themselves. Somewhat silly, possibly vaguely amusing.
Marching Band - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 704 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/30/2010
Letters to Miss Bennet reviews
As Elizabeth goes about her life that has been rudely publicised by a certain Jane Austen, she recieves letters written on strange paper, with an almost foreign way of expression. Someone is not happy with Miss Bennet...
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 6,164 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 6/29/2010 - Published: 8/14/2009 - Complete
Blood of Kings reviews
After Miraz's death, his son, Hartian, is left in the care of his cousin, the king. Whilst no-one can deny that the blood of kings runs through Hartian's veins, so does the blood of a murderer. Can he ever step out of Miraz's shadow?
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,205 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/29/2010 - Published: 8/13/2009
Prehistoric Pride and Prejudice reviews
Prehistoric Pride & Prejudice and other peculiar takes on the timeless classic. Does just what it says on the tin.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 858 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/24/2009 - Published: 12/23/2009
A Story of More Woe reviews
For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo...' Romeo and Juliet five years on. Not quite the greatest love story ever told.
Shakespeare - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,157 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/14/2009 - Published: 5/28/2009
A short report on the nature of oboists reviews
Are all oboists really insane? Find out why they might be here!
Marching Band - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 230 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/18/2008