Author has written 13 stories for Harry Potter, Twilight, and Doctor Who.
My name is Shandra. I live in Indiana. I go to the University of Evansville. Whoo! Go Aces!!
I started reading Harry Potter around the time the 6th book came out. After Deathly Hallows, I decided I really wanted to know what happened between the last chapter and the epilogue. Especially how harry and ginny and ron and hermione got together and about their weddings. When I told my friend Courtney this, she called me a pathetic romantic, but I told her I preferred the term hopeless romantic. Or even hopeful. You know like in the movie, Romancing the Stone. If not you should watch it.
Soo I started to listen to The Leaky Cauldron's PotterCast where I was introduced to two things: Wizard Rock (Fave bands: Harry and the Potters and The Moaning Myrtles) and fan fiction. So after reading hours (several hours really even a couple whole days) I decided to write my own. My first story is loosely based on a short story I wrote for english last year. (it went to a contest where it got 7th place, I would've liked better, but that is what I get for procrastinating)
Goblet of Fire
Order of the Phoenix
Fave Personal Moments with Harry Potter:
Me and my sis were watching the end credits on Chamber of Secrets and my mom (extremely drunk) said "Haha. Chris Columbus directed this movie, you know, like the guy that found America!"
Me and my sis sitting in the living room playing a Harry Potter Word Game that We made up for an hour and a half. in which I, in my best British accent, said "Bloody Brilliant" causing us to giggle uncontrollably for at least ten minutes.
Me and my friend Courtney house sitting while reading Deathly Hallows, she was half way through when I had just started and I was laughing at the 7 harry's and she was crying. She was like wait till you get to page 476. For the record I didn't cry till her turned the stone...all before that I was too anxious to cry, I didn't want Harry to die, literally made myself sick over it.
P.S. I am astounded with the number of hits I get for my stories. If only they would review so I know what you guys think...
i don't put alot of these in here, but if I do, I have a story with it...
If you think rock, paper, scissors solves everything, put this in your profile.
Seriously, you guys wonder how I make decisions, guess how I decide which gas station to go to, where to put the next clue, what to put on my Pre Cal homework...etc. Btw...do you know how hard it is to win against yourself in Rock paper scissors? My hands have the same mind, they never get anything solved...im not joking...
If you've ever tripped where there is a Watch Your Step sign put this in your profile.
do this too. This one time when I was in Spain...well I can't tell it very well, just think...old building, Moorish irrigation and foot width trenches everywhere...ask my friend Jeremy, lol he'll gladly tell you the story
If you've ever spent too much money at Barnes and Noble's put this in your profile.
I asked for B & N gift cards for christmas and the day after I spent 52 there. Afterwards, I was like "wow, what was the point of getting all that?" oh well
Joke: In chapter 5 of Let Me Show You The Ways, I wrote about a "muggle joke" and since no one seems to have got it, here it is...
What is black and white and red all over?
A Newspaper! Get it? It is read all over.
Fine don't laugh, just so you know, I could've been mean and told my corn joke...it's absolutely hilarious.
Thanks to The Other Dobby for these jokes:
Whats black and white and red all over?
a zebra with a sunburn.
Whats black and white and red and black and white and red and black and white
a zebra with a sunburn rolling down a hill.
Updated 4/20 So I know I am randomly updating but I felt like it. A few things: I just realized I missed 4/20. What is up with that? I always remember 4/20 even if I don't do drugs. Anyway, I don't know if anyone reads this, but I am just going to let you know that I will update soon! Prom was last weekend, and I have spent the last week recovering emotionally and physically, and have been so busy, plus I have no motivation, so thats why updates are slow. BUT I did think of an awesome one shot that is a spinoff of LMSYTW, so that is exciting. Also, I finally read Twilight, and no one told me it was SO HARD TO PUT DOWN!! I read the whole book in like 9 hours. and I am dying b/c I read the first chapter from New Moon and I'm going nuts wondering what is happening next. and I can't even get New Moon until Monday (its Saturday now. Thats right I read all day saturday, and I am a self proclaimed dork). So that was my minor rant. And I'm like a total Twilight freak now. I'm considering reading it again...
Updated 7/8 Haha I just read my last update, and wanted to update you again. I have read all the Twilight books, loved them bought them, read Twilight and Eclipse 5 times each. I only read New Moon 2 times. It's not my favorite. I got my friend to read them and now we are both Twilight fans and we are going to the midnight party for Breaking Dawn. whoo!
Anyway! The reason I am updating my profile is to tell you that my one-shot: Lawn Mowing With An Overactive Imagination was chosen to be in a collection of one-shots by Horse-James-Book-Lily-Worm called The Lives of Lily And James Through Our Eyes. It is an excellent collection of one-shots (and I am not just saying that because one of mine is in there). You should check it out. Mine is chapter 30, I believe.
So I was re-reading Lawn Mowing, since I hadn't read it for awhile, and I was surprised at how different it was to how I remember writing it. I didn't remember half of it, and I even made myself laugh out loud at some of my 'jokes'. Is that weird? I'm not sure. But anyway, the point of this was to...actually I forget the point...I'll get back to you.
Oh! Story update!! I have one more chapter to write for Through The Veil, then I am done with that story line. Squee! I have a oneshot halfway written, tentatively called Can't Get You Out Of My Head. It's a J/L story so keep an eye out for that, AND if I ever get around to it, I have a half-thought out idea for a Percy/Penelope story. I know this probably won't be cannon, unless I go against the norm and make it sad, but I have high hopes for this story, especially since I just told everyone that I am going to write it, now I have to! hehe
No one probably read that, but that is ok. I might tweak this and put this on LiveJournal, that no one reads either. lol.
8/9 (technically 10, but whatever) Squee! I leave for college in less than 2 weeks! yay! I'm so excited , but so nervous! whoo! I almost have a story done! maybe i'll finish it tonight! that would be nice...lol.
so I read Breaking Dawn (went to the release party actually) and I liked it. It reminded me a lot of fanfic, but whatever, its like all the small things that I thought would be cool to happen, but don't make since did happen, if ya know what I mean.
but the reason of this update is to let you know that I 'ship' the button: "Throw Me the Shimmy" thats right, I ship a button. take me in all my awesomeness.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, go read the Twilight story "If Every Word I Said Could Make You Laugh" by carmelinagunn. she rocks! and her story is amazing! ooh. this is new I've never done PR for someone who is not me...
9/20 Hello my lovely readers, you probably don't read this, but if you do, lucky you! you'll get an insight in to the crazyness that is my mind...
So I have quotes! I'm taking an American Writers course and I have to read Emerson. I find him exhausting and rather annoying, however, I have discovered that he is very quotable, therefore, here are my profound statements of the month:
"Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst...They are for nothing but to inspire"
"The one thing in the world of value, is, the active soul,-the soul, free, sovereign, active."
"To create,-to create,-is the proof of a divine presence."
"It is remarkable, the character of the pleasure we derive from the best books." ~Emerson
In other news, I'm loving college it is freakin awesome. but living on the 4th floor is torture if ya know what I mean...lol. I'm in Quidditch Club, which is the Harry Potter club on campus, and I can't wait for Monday, cuz that is the Sorting Ceremony...I'm hoping for Ravenclaw...I'm trying to write a story this weekend so that I can post it Monday night so I can tell you guys what I am...hopefully it will be Through The Veil...I'm really trying to update it, I swear...
So my friend Dani and I were watching The Office (my new addiction thanks to her) and we were watching the episode about the Fire, and Jim starts the Desert Island game and so me and Dani decided to play it, and it took us a long time to decide what we would bring (eventually we decided we would have to sleep on it) So we chose 3 books, and 5 DVDs. Here's mine:
Books: Twilight, Eclipse, and Love Story (I have all the HP books memorized, and besides, I couldn't choose)
Movies: When Harry Met Sally, League of their Own, Pride and Prejudice (the one with Keira Knightley), Funny Face (with Audrey Hepburn), and The Italian Job
Oh, and Dani and I decided that when we graduate from college we are going to go on a trip to NYC so that we can visit the NBC store and stock up on The Office souvenirs...lol.
Thats it for now, I really am going to try and write this weekend...
10/21 So I decided to update cuz I have some important things I want to say: 1) I will eventually get to the last chp. of TTV...I just postponed that project because of item # 4
2)I don't think I ever told you guys how the Sorting Ceremony went for Quidditch Club. I'm a Ravenclaw, and I have taken on the persona of Moaning Myrtle...
3)I saw Marauder look alikes today. no joke there was this guy in front of me in the sub line at dinner and he looked EXACTLY like James Potter, glasses, messy hair...etc. and was talking about his girlfriend and...certain...situations...lol. and then, one of his friends looked like Sirius, long hair and everything, the only different thing was that he was not black haired...but I was like freaking out, and wanted to say something soooo bad, but I didn't cuz I would have looked like and idiot if I would have...lol
4) I'm working on writing another story (and have been for a few days, it didn't use to be this hard...) so that I can enter it in to the Quidditch club fanfic contest. I wanted to turn in Popped Right Out Of My Mouth, but I can't b/c it has to be written this semester...unfortunately...
5)I'm planning on going to England in the Spring of 2010 for school, and I am soooo excited!! I get to stay at a huge manor. I'm not lying! Heres a picture link:
hmm. I think that is it, oh, hey mary, if you happen to be reading this, hi!! (lol)
I Hear A Symphony links
Photobucket Album if the link doesn't work, just go to photobucket.com and search ahrocks08 and then on my profile you should find the album I Hear A Symphony...I'm usually computer literate, but photobucket just stumps me...
The Telephone Hour - Bye Bye Birdie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKhR8QtQ4do