- just because she comes off strong doesn't mean she didn't fall asleep crying & even though she actslike nothing is wrong, maybe, just maybe -- she's really good at lying -
Name: Miss Squirrel
Age: Wouldn't you like to know...
Life goal: become a pilot and travel the world
IMPORTANT NOTE: So, I have no idea if anyone will actually see this, but in the off chance that you do. I can beta, I guess, but last time I checked on here you needed stories, and I don't write, but I am very very good at seeing some problems I see a lot with stories on here (and fictionpress) but I'm good at seeing spelling words. Like really good, it's something that I have excelled at since I first could read. That and other things like if you write 'effect' instead of 'affect' or you wrote 'weather' instead of 'whether' or you made something plural that shouldn't be like 'the cats has two eyes' or something similiar to those. So if you ever want me to do that for you, because even authors who I know go over and check their stories miss a ton. And I know that sometimes someone who didn't write it can spot the mistakes, and that because you wrote it, your brain fixes the problems in your head for you without you, well I guess knowing it did. Oh, and if you see this profile has mistakes, yeah it probably does, I haven't even tried to read over what I have written (especially the long paragraphs on my views and pet peeves), so don't take that as something to go off of. I will try to do it in the next week or two, so by June 1st hopefull it should be fixed, and this note (or part of it) will be gone.
Favorite Books: Twilight series, The Great and Terrible Beauty series, Kissed by An Angel trilogy, Uglies series, The Theif Lord, Eragon series (although I don't like the movie much...), The Chronicles of Narnia series, Letter Perfect series, The five People We Meet in Heaven, and a ton more, but I can't think right now.
Favorite shows:So You Think You Can Dance!, Chuck, Made, MTV, NCIS, CSI, Burn Notice, Monk, Pysch, Numbers, The Mentalist, The Best Years, Degrassi, Kyle XY, Greek, ANTM, Bones
Favorite Movies:Titanic, Pride and Prejudice, 27 Dresses, Hancock, A Cinderella Story (the Hilary Duff one), A Princess Bride, Romeo and Juliet, Tristan & Isolde, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, What A Girl Wants, Fever Pitch, The Notebook, Shrek (1, 2, & 3), Pirates of the Carribean (1, 2, & 3), Kindergarden Cop, The Terminator (the 3rd is the best), Ever After, Fantastic 4 (1 & 2), The Chronicles of Narnia (1 & 2), Transformers
No we DO NOT live in Igloos.
Yes, we are part of the United States. The 49th in fact.
We do not have polar bears or penguins wandering around...
In fact penguins are from Antarctica.
No I'm not adding that because I think you're stupid. But I know people who have been asked question about that. And no, It's true, plenty of Americans don't think Alaska is part of Untied States of America, which is sad, (what happened to patriotism?), these people were also in High School, with 9+ years of schooling learning about America and all that other jazz of school. But let me tell you, that it is, it became the 49th state, right before Hawaii yes, that's a state too.
I don't really write anything. In fact, if I do, which I am thinking of a few stories, but I won't start one unless I know how the story is going to go, the beginning, the middle, and the end, and everything in between. I'm personally UN-happy when I read a great story, then they say they've never planned the story, and don't know where to go. But I am okay if there is a valid reason, like a person beyond close to you died. As a matter of fact, my grandma said I would be a great writer along with all my other family and English teachers but since she died on March 4, 2004, I pretty stopped writing. And that was because I'm not kidding when I say she was closer to me than any of my family, even my mom. Anyways, if I do it will probably be on FictionPress because I do not plan to write anything that has been from someone else, and is not my personal story.
These are the best stories in my opinion.
I wouldn't reccomend all my stories on favorites, simple because, there are stories there that aren't that good.
When I first started, I got this crazy idea I had to read everything that had a good summary, or looked remotely interesting, it's a problem of mine, thinking if I start something, I have to do it all, I'm over it. But because there are so many bad ones on my favorites, that I keep so I know not to read them again, I'm making a personal list, of what I consider the best. I've become picky, but probably less picky than other authors on this site (for example I excuse little mistakes like spelling or grammer, especially if you're beginning and even a little young, but please, author's out there? Watch how you type and learn!). So without further ado, my list of favorites.
I've only read Twilight series stories on FF.
I've read awesome ones, and horrible ones.
(list updated on 5/17/09)
As of 5/17/09 I have (started to) add authors, but as you know that can change and you can find them all on my favorites.
I recommed you chose it in alphebetical order (clicking title at the top)
The BEST in my opinion
(no particular order)
(normal and italics=WIP, with constant updates)
(normal=WIP with sporadic updating/many many months since last updated)
-You May Now Kiss the Bride (One Shot) By vjgm. CHECK IT OUT.
-The Storm by Cappella85
-Siren Blood by MidnightWalking
-Innocent, Vigilant, Ordinary by Oxymoronic8
-Wide Awake by AngstGoddess003
-The Illusion of Sanity by Brindalyn
-A Kiss at Midnight by Nollie Marie (i think)
-A World Without Sound
-Across the Airwaves
-Blood Drive (One-Shot)
-Between Love and Duty
-Breakfast at Tiffany's (Story & a One-Shot)
-Bring Me to Life
-Boycotts and BarFlies
-&it'ssequel Citizen Erased
-Dusk 'Til Dawn
-Healing Her Wounds
-Her Blood Sings
-I'm Not Falling For You
-I'm Not Yours
-Lady of the Knight
-Now and Forever
-That Damn, Sexy Crooked Smile (One-Shot)
-The Beautiful Hitchhiker
-The Luckiest Srvivors in History (One-Shot)
-The Meadow EPOV (One-Shot by twi-ction)
-The Past Comes Back to Bite You
-The Thirst for Midnight Sun
-The Wild and Wacky Adventures of Edward in PE!
-This Year's Love (One-Shot)
-This is Me
-Twenty Four Hours
-Upper East Side Story
-A Beautiful Lie
-Silence in the Stacks
-Being Schooled in Love
-Welcome to 1600 Penn. Ave
-&it's sequel Because I love you
-Welcome to Drama Academy
-&it's sequel Welcome to the Real World
-A Second Chance at Love
-Dramas of the Heart
-I Hate Myself for Loving You
-My Fairytale Ending
-Once Friends, Now what?
-When We Were Young
-Worth Fighting For
-The Beautiful Love
-The Vampire of the Opera
-Till we Meet Again
-&it's sequel My Immortal
-&it'ssequel True Love Conquers All
-In Six Months I Lost My Mind But Found My Heart
-Pretty much any story by Nollie Marie (check her out)
-Some Kind of Wonderful
-&it's sequel Beautiful Disaster
Although these stories have been taken down from Daddy's Little Cannibal they were very good.
I believe Cigarette Burns was put back up on her profile.
I'll come back and add authors later...but I don't feel like looking up the stories right now and finding the authors to all these stories...
I have rules before I start to read a story...
1. Must be regular pairings E/B, Em/R, J/A C/E
Although, I'm okay with Bella being with someone else, then going to Edward. Even if that someone else is Jacob.
And, although I'm okay with Edward being a player or having had relationships before whether a real relationship or player relationship I still don't like it as much, although it can be good, it just depends.
2. I don't like to read anything that is on it's first few chapters.
Why? Because, I've noticed that a lot of abandoned stories are usually within the first 10 or so chapters. So I really don't read it. Unless its at least 15 chapters and up, and the date the story was published and the last update is within a year of each other or very close.
The time I will make an exception..is if the summary is very good...and my little skim through of the first and sometimes second chapter is so good...that i can't get it out of my head and really just want to read it...then i do.
But I do want to say that if you have a story that is not past it's first few chapters, I am known to put on story alert, so if you see you have just one new story alert, that could very well be me. I put it on alert, so if you keep it up, I may read it, and I WILL review. I always review at least once.
My view on Jacob Black.
I don't get why people hate him. Well, I guess I kind of do, but I think it is a ridiculous reason. First, Jacob is about 2 years younger than Bella. And Bella is still very mature for her age to begin with. Making him what, about 15/16 in the stories. He's young, and he's only ever had crushes Yes, I said crushes as in plural, because if you go Stephanie Meyer's website, on one of the extras under Twilight or New Moon section I think, it has a short little section about Jacob. Like a Jacob summary although, yes his biggest crush is on Bella, he still doesn't know much. Also, a major fact in him wanting her to pick him, I think, is that if she doesn't, she will be killed, in his perspective, her picking him--means she will live. Which even if he wasn't in love with her, she still is his best friend. And seriously, are telling me that if you had Jacob's point of view that she will be killed, wouldn't you do anything to save her/him?
My view on Breaking Dawn.
Wow, what a loaded view. So I'm not going to lie, I'm not like the other people who sat and read this whole thing through, all at once. It was a shocking story for me, that's for sure, although not all of it. I did have a guess that a baby would happen, because I did catch on what, and how SM stated the pregnancy questions, and that didn't make me angry. Odd, maybe, yes maybe odd to me, but it didn't make me angry. But I got the book at my local Fred Meyers, which is like the local supermarket or whatever (clothes, food, gardening, seasonal, home, etc.) and I had to wait an hour. I was excited, although the wait was long. I don't know if you knew this, but they had to wait till someone from a certain company came by, in order to open the boxes. So I had to wait while they called everyone to get the approval, so I could buy it. Talk about an hour or so wait. I read the book and I did love, it had to grow on me in some parts, It took me 5 days to get through it. Although that is because before I even fully read Book 1 (amazing) I had known Jacob imprints, I had pretty much read the whole Volturi confrontation thing, and of course the last chapter. I knew how it happened, and it took me a few days to...idk accept it? No, it wasn't exactly accepting it. I had a few disappointments. First, I was really hoping for more Edward/Bella moments to last us because it was the last book, and yes twilight is the book with all the moments, because they were developing their relationships, but this was the last book, and I wanted more action. So I was disappointed in that aspect. The other aspect, didn't exacly make me dissappointed, but it took a little for me to get used to it. And that fact was, Jacob imprinting on Reneesme, or more the fact that he impinted on Edwards and Bella's baby, I found it odd. I mean here is the girl who he has loved for awhile, and tried to win over, have a kid with a man he absolutely hates (natural enemies and he stole the girl he loved) and he imprints on her. I'm not against it, it just took a little to wrap my head around it. So I loved the book, I'm not disappointed, besides the 1 point I mad above, and I jsut had to wrap my head around Jacob's situation. Basically Breaking Dawn was: AMAZING.
My view on Twilight the movie.
This is a very long description with many points to make, I'm working on it, and it will most likely be posted as a story that you can review on all you like. Considering it's now summer, and finals are over, I will probably do it in the next week or so, but it may be longer than that.
In Case You don't Know...
AU - Alternative Universe
AH - All Human
OC - Original Character
OOC - Out of Character
IC - In Character
WIP - Work in Progress
Lemon - Graphic sex scene
Lime - Intense fluff (but not a sex scene)
Fluff - A sweet moment shared between characters (like a kiss)
Story Pet Peeves:
One: The worst one has got to be when people don't update if they don't get reviews. UGH! That annoys me, I think if you're on here, then you just love to read stories (like me) or you love writing. I know some stories get thousands of revies (I've even know of a few that are 10,000 reviews and up) but that's because they WRITE, whether they get reviews or not and the more chapters their are the more people read & review...FOR EACH CHAPTER. So really if you want reviews...keep updating!... You'll get more people eventually. I especially hate when the story only has their first chapter up (for less than a week or two) and you get a note from them (or chapter), that they posted saying "I'm barely getting reviews and it's making me sad" or something like that. UGH. One word: Annoying. End of story. Yes, I understand that reviews...um... How should I put?... boost your writing confidence/ego/whatever. And I totally understand they make you feel good, but the stories I see with A TON have 30+ chapters, or have been around a long time (as in they have more than that story...and more than just a bunch of one-shots).
So basically...yes, reviews makes you feel good, but don't delay with updating just because you didn't get so many reviews for that chapter. Sometimes your readers may not have even gotten to reading yet, they didn't/couldn't review at the time, or something. But if you want reviews...UPDATE! Me as reader...will admit, I don't review a lot, especially on one-shots, unless it was perfect and awesome and exciting and funny and cute and...you get the picture. Wow, that was long, and I could add more points, but I hope you get the picture.
Two: Big paragrahs with NO spacing. Like my paragraph above with Breaking Dawn. The 'Jacob' one is okay, if it's used sparingly. Meaning not paragraph, after paragraph, after paragraph. But if there is all these huge paragraphs, I really don't want to read it, because it's on a computer, it's harder to keep where you are in the paragraph, a book is different, and in a book it's fine. But compter...it's not easy and it annoys me Greatly when authors who post on here or fictionpress do it.
Three: Author Notes. Yes, I find those annoying. ESPECIALLY if they ramble, and for example in the middle of a 'Jacob' size paragraph ( Look above at 'My view on Jacob Black' Paragraph ) and in the middle of that, there will be a note for something relevant to the story, that the readers will want to know. But then, because in the middle of their rambles, no on see's it, because they didn't make it obvious, so on the next chapter, you get another authors note of how mad they are readers didn't notice it. Okay, not to mean to the awesome (and some not so awesome) authors who post your aweosme (and not so awesome) stories, but honestly? I don't sit and waste 30 seconds per chapter of reading your notes about life and whatever you feel like rambling about. I came here, as a reader to read the STORIES, not information about your life. So, if you're an author, then know this, if there something important for the reader to read, then I recommend you put something like 'IMPORTANT FOR STORY' in big bold caps lock letters, at the TOP of the authors note (meaning it is the first thing seen) so that the readers see it, then separte that from your own rambling about life, and how reality hit you and you couldn't update or what not. Okay, there you have pet peeve numero tres.