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Author has written 51 stories for Tales of Symphonia, Legend of Zelda, Valdemar universe, David Eddings, Green Rider, Okami, Avatar: Last Airbender, Bleach, D.Gray-Man, Pandora Hearts, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fairy Tales, Fate/stay night, Kekkaishi, and My Little Pony.
HI, I guess you came upon my profile because you read one of my stories and decided you would like to know more about the strange person who wrote something like that, or I reviewed one of yours and we started an interesting discussion. Or just read my pen-name and thought you'd like to know why I chose it (or maybe you wanted it for yourself?). Either way, you're very much welcome to look around. Hope you enjoy the stay! =)
In case you wonder, there is reason behind my pen-name. 'Religion0' means that I have no religion, hence the '0', though I myself mean I could have a religion if I could find one convincing enough, hence the 'religion'; most seems too craving of me, too stupid, or outright smarty-pansy-like. I do believe there is some sort of deity, I just haven't heard of any way of worship that made any sense to me. I don't care about religion, as long as I'm not getting hit by a dead fish because of it. And no else has ever used it on the websites I've wanted an account on...
Avatar: A picture I took of my little puppy, Havana the Havanese.
On Reviews and Favourites:
From me: When I review something, that means it's worthwhile. If it's a critical review, that means I see potential (usually it sums down to "get a beta, pay more attention while reading"), and if not... Well, you can probably guess (hint: You were right the first time). I don't like to favourite without a review, and if I do that, feel free to slug me over the head so I can promptly go do your work justice by writing a page's worth of thoughtful analysis.
For me: A favourite, in and of itself, tell me that you liked the story, and that makes me happy and flattered. But I'm here to get better technically! I'd love to know what I did that was just right! What part of the story made you say "You know what, this is worth faving!", was there any part you didn't like or you thought I could do better? As I said above, if it's worth faving, it's worth reviewing. If it's even worth really reading, it's worth reviewing. I can do better, those who read my work deserve me to get better, so if you think I can do something better, tell me! I'll love it. Or I might reserve the right to disagree with you for stylistic purposes, but then we can debate style. In a nice and orderly fashion of course, without the intent of changing the other's opinion.
I aim to reply to every review I receive, sometimes it might take a (long) while because I'm mulling it over or life happens.
I write because I love to write (and read!), and I want to do it right because I love it.
I have often read a really good story of one category by an author, only to see that that's the only one for that category they've written (I doubt anyone thinks that much of me, but it's just so annoying), so here I will write how many of each category I have written*
Avatar: The Last Airbender: 1. (1 one-shot.)
Bleach: 8. (7 one-shots, 1 two-shot.)
D. Gray-Man: 3. (3 one-shots.)
Fairy Tales: 1. (one-shot, Danish.)
Fate/Stay Night(/Zero): 2 (1 one-shot, 1 one-shot collection.)
Fullmetal Alchemist: 3. (2 one-shots, 1 one-shot collection.)
Green Rider: 2. (2 one-shot collections.)
Kekkaishi: 1 (one-shot.)
Legend of Zelda: 9. (4 one-shot collections, 5 one-shots.)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: 2 (2 one-shots.)
Okami: 3. (2 one-shots, 1 one-shot collection.)
Pandora Hearts: 7. (6 one-shots, 1 one-shot collection.)
Tales of Symphonia: 4. (1 one-shot collections, 2 one-shots, 1 story.)
Valdemar Universe: 2. (1 one-shot, 1 one-shot collection.)
*Numbers may be inaccurate by one or two stories, as it's a lot to count through and my numbers muddle at the count of 32.
I write in bursts, so chances are if you see something from me in one category, it won't be long before I upload something else along the same lines. Or update the same collection.
I aim to reply to every review I receive, sometimes it might take a (long) while because I'm mulling it over or life happens.
My FictionPress account, http://www.fictionpress.com/u/626388/. With essays/short-stories for Havana.
And here are the quotes and sayings I like so far:
1: Elbert Hubbard: An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
2: Mithos Yggdrasil: Farewell my shadow, you who stands at the end of the path I chose not to follow. I wanted my own world, so I don't regret my choice, I would do all over again. I will continue to choose this path.
3: Presea Combatir: You blame people for their birth and upbringing, things they cannot change, it is you who are not human.
4: Thomas Szasz: The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
5: Kratos Aurion: Do not speak ill of the dead!
6: Lloyd Irving: There's a significance in being born.
7: Dr. Suess: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
8: Unknown: Hate is just a special kind of love we give to people who suck.
9: Kratos Aurion: Feel the pain of those inferior beings as you burn in hell.
10: Agatha Christie: One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one
11: John Holmes: A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
12: Andy Rooney: If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
13: Gilda Radner: I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
14:Corey Ford: Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend
15: HoldOnToYourTunaCans: People might call you stupid if your wallet WASN'T in the last place you looked.
16: HoldOnToYourTunaCans: You might be a writer when: (1) You find yourself in the dead of night with a pencil in your hand and you don't know how it got there (2) You wake up at three in the morning to scribble down a story you thought of in your sleep (3) You find yourself still sitting at your computer at four in the morning and notice you've been writing for the better part of six hours (4) You find yourself editing and revising your emails (5) If you don't think of a story in over a week you wonder if something is wrong with you
17: Norris (Twilight Reckoning): Wisdom is not knowing, but understanding.
18: Unknown: I've been waiting in the dark for a long time, shining my beacon of hope through the shadow. If you see me, don't you hide your eyes from me.
19: Me: All authors are just a tad insane, though not all are geniuses... Or any good at writing at all.
20: Yvaine: You have a Babylon candle?- Tristan: Yes, I have a bubbling candle.
21: Edgar Allan Poe: I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
22: Unknown: He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your DOG. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last breath of his heart. You ow it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
23: Mme. de Staël: The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.
24: George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog": Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog.
25: HoldOnToYourTunaCans: Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. BUT it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and bitch slap that bastard upside the head.
26: Me: The world is not made to make sense, humans simply try to see something that does not exist for the sake of their poor minds.
27: Pearl Buck: There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
28: Fran Lebowitz: If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater... suggest that he wear a tail.
29: freakyanimegal: Popularity is for cookie cutter mindless drones!
30: G. K. Chesterton: I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.
31: Lyude: You may call me what you like, but I stand only for justice.
32: Will Rogers: I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
33: Edward P. Morgan: A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.
34: William Styron: A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
35: Paul Beaty: If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.
36: R. D. Cumming: A good book has no ending.
37: Anna Quindlen: I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
38: Groucho Marx: Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
39: Chinese Proverb: A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
40: Unknown: Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
41: Eric Hoffer: The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
42: Kenko Yoshida: To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare.
43: Madeleine L'Engle: When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.
44: Paul Sweeney: You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
45: Stéphane Mallarmé: In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.
46: Unknown: Sometimes we build walls not to block out people but to see who cares enough to knock them down.
47: Mithos: Humans are... so arrogant.
48: Helen Exley: Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."
49: Henry Ward Beecher: Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
50: Shining Ducky: 'Cause Mithos is cute and cuddly and fluffy and rainbowy and awesome and shinyful. And evil. But that's a minor detail.
51: Marina Tsvetaeva: There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?
52: Gilbert Highet: These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice... and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.
53: Isaac Bashevis Singer: Children don't read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation. They have no use for psychology... They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff... When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don't expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish illusions.
54: Talen: I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look another bowl of chicken soup in the face again.
55: Ehlana: Write down ‘happy as pigs in mud,’ Lenda. I may want to work that into some official communication.
56: Samuel Butler: The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
57: Me: There's nothing more fun than entering a room saying: 'I'm bringing in the computer, what do you want to listen to? 'Islandica' or 'Lord of the Dance'?
58: Khalad: That's just a myth, Sparhawk. If you want a smart animal, get yourself a pig. I've never yet been able to build a pen that a pig couldn't think his way out of. - Sparhawk: They're built a little close to the ground for riding. Let's go see how breakfast's coming.
59: Unknown: You all laugh because I'm different. I laugh because you're all the same!
60: Augustine Birrel: Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
61: Edmund Burke: To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
62: Me: Again, I know that pants are very, very strange, but... - Brother: Don't worry about it. I don't get it either. - Me: Put some on.
63: John LeCarre: Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.
64: Zachary (First Rider's Call): Karigan, as much as I'm enjoying this, I can't breathe.
65: Unknown: I’d much rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I’m not.
67: Unknown: True beauty shines from the soul and warms the world with its kindness, compassion, and integrity.
68: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross: People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.
69: Unknown: You never lose until you quit trying.
70: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: If I am not better, at least I am different.
71: John Lyly: Far more seemly were it for thee to have thy study full of books, than thy purse full of money.
72: Arabic proverb: He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.
73: Jeff Allen: Teenagers are God's revenge on mankind. God looked down one day and said, 'Let's see how they'd like to create someone in their own image who denies their existence.'
74: W. Somerset Maugham: To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
75: Asai Ryoi: Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, sun, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves... this is what we call the floating world (ukiyo-e).
76: Herb Caen: The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
77: Oscar Wilde: There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book; books are well written or badly written.
78: Me: Oh great, I'm talking to myself again. I wonder if that's really a bad thing?
79: Gildor of House Inglorion: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
80: Unknown: Home is where the heart is.
81: My mother: The fridge has its back to you.
82: Cetchum: Thank ye, sir. Good speed to ye. - Karigan: You're welcome. Ma'am.
83: My sister: You're a mac in a PC world; fully functioning computer, just a different design. (She was talking about asperger syndrom... among a lot of other things...)
84: E. M. Forster: Books have to be read (worse luck it takes so long a time). It is the only way of discovering what they contain. A few savage tribes eat them, but reading is the only method of assimilation revealed to the West
85: Albert Einstein: Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
86: Found on the side of smoothie bottle: Raspberries and blackberries? We know them well, like brothers. Their annoying habits, their drumming on the table in meetings - we've got it all under control. They're family. But boysenberries? What's a boysenberry, anyway?Who said they could join the gang? They'd better have some smart moves or they're not going to cut it around here. Are you listening, boysenberry? Remember what happened to Fredo. Shape up or ship-shippity out. Capisce?
87: Kristin Kreuk: It's not that easy to find someone I can relate too. I'm tough to crack because I'm shy.
88: Unknown: Don't judge a book by its cover.
89: Unknown: Its better to have someone think your an idiot, than to open your mouth and prove it.
90: Unknown: I'm not strange, I'm gifted.
91: Unknown: Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, because you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
92: Alice Walker: Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for?
93: Doctor Who: There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
94: Unknown: To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
95: Unknown: What do you do when the only person who can make you stop crying is the person who made you cry?
96: Unknown: The best things in life can't be seen, that's why we close our eyes when we cry, kiss and dream.
97: Me: Freaky is cool and cool is freaky! That's awesome! Ow, strangeness.
98: Me: No doubt, no fear, just practice and a heart filled with love for fiction! Such a cheesy thing to say...
99: Bernice Johnson Reagon: Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
100: Henry David Thoreau: A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint... What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
101: Unknown: If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them. I'd be at the bottom to catch them.
102: Walter Pater: Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.
103: Judah Ibn Tibbon: Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh.
104: Chinese saying: To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.
105: Sutton Elbert Griggs: It often requires more courage to read some books than it does to fight a battle.
106: Lenalee Lee: When you close your eyes and think of the World, what do you see?
107: G. E. Woodberry: What holy cities are to nomadic tribes - a symbol of race and a bond of union - great books are to the wandering souls of men: they are the Meccas of the mind
108: Holbrook Jackson: A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.
109: Buddha: If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
110: Dag Hammarskjöld: Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
111: Rodrigo Biscoletti: As sure as pasta's pasta, I am! Like I said, I like you!
112: William Styron: Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
113: Rodrigo Biscoletti: I like you! You're solid. As solid as a stale panini!
114: Kellen Tavadon: I will rise... But I refuse to shine.
115: Dave Barry: You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
116: Janet (/Link/): You have love to give and fancy a cute four-legged companion, but soon you will find the man in your life. (I'm not sure why or how, but this really hit home within me... I'm grateful for that. She was wrong, though.)
117: Albert Einstein: How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
118: Blaise Pascal: The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.
119: C.S. Lewis: Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
120: Regal Bryant: You manifest your will in the words you speak, and that holds power.
121: Neil Gaiman: Writers are liars my dear, surely you know that by now?
122: G.K. Chesterton: Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.
123: Me: I'm not saying animals are people too, I'm saying humans are animals too.
124: Me: Animals are like children, and nothing is worth more than the life of a child. (This, and the one above, is part of one of the most ridiculous conversations I've ever had...)
125: Harold Bloom: Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
126: Saber: I feel that there is an unexplainable reason for me to be angry.
127: Holbrook Jackson: The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practised at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
128: Izumi Curtis: You helped bring a new life into this world, and that's an invaluable experience. - Edward Elric: Naw... we just ran around, screaming our heads off, thinking she was gonna die.
129: Logan Pearsall Smith: This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication.
130: Barry the Chopper: I like strong women. - Hawkeye: Don't change the subject! - Barry: I think I'm in love! - Hawkeye: ...Huh? - Barry: Aw, c'mon, sweetie! Let me chop you up! - Hawkeye: Hell no! - Barry: Then how about the guy that's coming here? - Hawkeye: Not a chance!
131: William Ewart Gladstone: Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books - even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.
132: Robert Brault: The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.
133: Anne Tyler: Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
134: Jeremy Collier: Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
135: Mustang: How stubborn. You must follow your orders no matter what. - Hawkeye I am proud of my pigheadedness.
136: Edward: It won't work, Lieutenant! Bullets don't hurt them! - Hawkeye: Not again! They don't work on anything these days...
137: Benjamin Hoff: Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen, though... That's the problem.
138: W. Somerset Maugham: A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her...but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account
139: Jane Rubietta: Someone may have stolen your dream when it was young and fresh and you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible.
140: Unknown: Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.
141: Ethel Barrymore: You grow up the day you have your first real laugh- at yourself.
142: Linda Knight: The best blush to use is laughter: It put roses in your cheeks and in your soul.
143: John Steinbeck: I have seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that dogs think humans are nuts.
144: Voltaire: Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
145: Soifon (Bleach): Don't be mistaken. We haven't come here prepared to die. We're fighting to live. All of the protecting the world nonsense is nothing more than a grand cause with a nice ring to it. We're fighting so that we can live. So that you can live and to protect everyone else from Aizen's grasp.
146: The Doctor (Doctor Who): Nobody else in this entire galaxy's ever even bothered to make edible ball bearings. Genius.
147: The Doctor: I can't stress this enough: ball bearings you can eat? Masterpiece! (Both courtesy of WingedWithFieryMana.)
148: My stepmother: The reason we know you so well, my dear, is that you're the most honest person I know! It's a pleasure to know you!
149: Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice): You are very cruel, you will not let me smile, and are provoking me to it every moment.
150: Saber (Fate Stay/Night): Empty stomachs are our enemies.
151: Attorney: Chico, when were you born? - Chico: I don't remember. I was just a little baby. (Courtesy of Lady Legend Maker.)
152: Unknown: The only way you can do better than your best is to try doing something you haven't a 'best' in doing. The alternative is never trying anything new and never improving in things you haven't a morsel of natural ability in.
153: Bulgarian proverb: Crazy men don't get tired, they just get sweaty. (It can be noted that the same goes for horses.)
I'm EMO, so I MUST cut my wrists
I solely did this for the last line, because it made me laugh (no 'S or D). And the others that made me laugh. And as far as I'm concerned, that's a perfectly good reason.
Till we talk next, live well and be healthy
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