Author has written 7 stories for Chronicles of Narnia, Bible, and High School Musical.
I'm a young guy, in college, and also an aspiring writer (that could've gone without saying, couldn't it?).
Just some things about me...I have 5 main interests:
I'm a college student, slated for graduation by December, '10. After that, I plan on joining ALERT (Air Land Emergency Resource Team), a Christian paramilitary first-responder organization based out of Texas. I will be going through all 3 phases of that organization, a process that will last around 12 months, receiving my formal law enforcement training through them. After I complete ALERT, I will join the ARMY as a commissioned officer, a position I will fill for at least 4 years. After my ARMY service is done, I intend on returning home and starting a career with our local police department, climbing through the ranks as far as my training and ability take me. I plan on being a police officer indefinitely, but may pursue a political career as early as the age of 35.
What once was lost, now is found...
I am J-- M--, and this is my story
If anyone wants to hit me up and talk about...whatever, here's one way to get in contact:
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There's Facebook as well...just click the Homepage link at the top...I wouldn't mind being your friend at all
For anyone interested in what I (usually) write about and what I (might) have upcoming, let me first say that I am MOSTLY a Narnian fanfic writer. I love Narnia and everything it portrays. In case anyone was wondering, in my POV, Aslan = Jesus Christ, and my characters will view Him as such. If that offends anyone, I won't be surprised.
BTW, here's the site that first got me hooked on Narnian fanfiction...you won't find a better Narnian site out there. Presenting, The Lion's Call! http://www.thelionscall.com/
Two genres of fanfic I will NEVER write: Slash or incest (or both). Everything else, however, is fair game...
Anyway, here are a few fics that I'll get to eventually...yeah, something like that :-) I'll update my progress as I go along.
Oreius Remembers: A week after the battle of Beruna, Oreius stands before a gravesite and reminices on a comrade he never knew. Completed
The End of Maugrim: WINNER OF THE LION'S CALL 2008 LION AWARD - DIGORY KIRKE AWARD FOR BEST DEVELOPMENT OF A MINOR CHARACTER. Peter forever thought that Maugrim's last words were directed to him. The boy never knew that the wolf was speaking only to himself. Movieverse, slightly AU, slighty dark. Completed (I'm also thinking of writing a companion piece to "The End of Maugrim" from the POV of Oreius...we'll see where that one leads)
Fields of Golden Barley: Songfic, based on "Fields of Gold" by Sting. Corin/Lucy. An angsty look into how a boy won the heart of a woman, and a Prince became worthy of a Queen. In Progress
Will You Remember Me?: Songfic of Tim Buckley's "Once I Was." Back in England, the High King remembers Narnia, and wonders if Narnia remembers him. Completed
Two Kings: Planning stages. Interaction between Peter and Caspian...Caspian (out of his hero worship for Peter) is more than willing to step aside for Peter to reign once again, but Peter rebuffs him...basically Peter expounding on his "I haven't come to take your place, you know, but to put you into it" line, explaining to Caspian exactly WHY he's not seeking the throne of Narnia. This will be a oneshot
Before the Wardrobe (or until I figure out a better title, lol): Awaiting release. My masterpiece (I hope). A fic I've had in my mind for a LONG time...a story C. S. Lewis didn't tell...and I'm sure you've all heard that before. I'll be writing this with a friend - however, I'm in college and he's in law school, SO this fic will be awhile in coming. I have the entire story from beginning to end in my head, but won't be writing it until my friend is available...which could be several years :-( But I intend to eventually finish this piece and can't wait to share it with you. FYI, I have several reasons not to complete this piece until my buddy can join me - 1. Because he's a better, more descriptive writer than I am :-), 2. Because his grasp on the English language is much greater than mine, and 3. Because I think so highly of the potential of this story, I want to ensure that it is written in the best possible manner. Between the two of us, I think my pal and I can turn this creation of mine into a masterpeice.
As suggested by the title, this fic primarily will take place during the Great Winter and will tell the story of a massive uprising against Jadis that took place 15 (Narnian) years before the Pevensies came through the Wardrobe. I've received permission from Elecktrum to use the characters from the "Sword and Shield, Jewel and Song" Community for this fic, thus automatically adding a great deal to the storyline (THANK YOU ETERNALLY, ELECKTRUM!!). Oreius is a major character, Kanell will figure in A LOT, Celer will make multiple appearances, Tumnus's father will have a role in flashbacks, and Cyn will be featured extensively. I will also be introducing a humanoid race of Narnians that matriarchally descended from the line of Frank and Helen and patriarchally descended from the only elf ever to set foot on Narnian shores. Throughout the centuries, these people had the lifespan of their elvish patriarch and took the names of their matriarch's line for themselves. The women of this race were healers, dedicated to saving lives. The men of this race were master swordsmen, commanded by Aslan Himself to be Narnia's protectors in battle. The Warrior Race was their title, for that is what they were. For centuries, these men were Narnia's shocktroops, the backbone of their military...until Jadis invaded.
That's all I'm going to tempt you with for now. The main character will be a young male Warrior named William (non-Narnian name, I know - but remember that this race took on the names of Frank and Helen's lineage) and his destiny as the fulfiller of a prophecy.
The Narniac's Creed
I believe in a Lion named Aslan
He is good but not safe,
At Aslan's roar, even the trees bow down.
He has another name in our world.
He's not a tame Lion, it's true.
So I will take the adventure that Aslan sends,
Until further up and further in
I also have in mind several fics of different genres. I'm thinking of writing a fic on Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi based on the victory celebration at the end, but that's still in the planning stages. I might delve into LotR fanfics before too long as well. I might write a few for the "Bible" fanfics, but we'll see. Here's a few more of non-Narnian genres:
In Memory of Him: In Progress. Newsies fanfic. David "The Walking Mouth" Jacobs silently eulogizes his closest friend and greatest comrade Jack Kelly at Jack's grave.
The King of Glory: Completed. Bible fanfic on Psalm 24:7-10. Christ comes back to claim the kingdoms of the earth for His own.
The 40th Martyr: In Progress. Bible fanfic. The story of Agleos, the jailer of the 12th Legion of the Eastern Roman Empire, as he is ordered to execute 40 Christian soldiers who will not worship the Emperor. Based on a true story.
With Him In Paradise: In Progress. Bible fanfic. The story of Dysmas, the penitent criminal who was crucified with Jesus. Semi-based on a true story.
When Free Men Shall Stand: In Progress. In a future mid-21st century America, Christianity is slowly being outlawed. In a quick strike against Christians, Congress has criminalized all forms of evangelism and is preparing for more heavy restrictions. But the government's plans on stamping out Christianity are set back when teenager Jack Denly, backed up by his best friend John Hewitt, leads a massive armed rebellion in California. As tens of thousands of Christian men take up arms (literally) and the United States Marine Corps moves in, Jack lets the nation know in no uncertain terms that he is determined to win American Christians back their liberty - or die trying.
I'm big on good quotes, so here are some of my favs...
"Just win, baby!"--Oakland Raiders slogan
"Every line of strength in American history is a line colored with Scottish blood."--Woodrow Wilson
"If all else fails, I will retreat up the valley of Virginia, plant my flag on the Blue Ridge, rally around the Scotch-Irish of that region and make my last stand for liberty amongst a people who will never submit to British tyranny whilst there is a man left to draw a trigger."--George Washington
"Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!"--Aragorn
"I AM William Wallace, and I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny. You have come here today as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight? Fight, and you may die. Run, and you'll live...at least awhile. And dying in your beds many years from now. Would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance - JUST ONE CHANCE - to come back here and tell our enemies, that they may take our lives, but they can never take our FREEDOM?! ALBA GA BRAUGH!!"--William Wallace
"You have bled with Wallace...now bleed with me!"--Robert the Bruce
"Are you with me?" "To the death!"--Peter and Oreius
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."--Edmund Burke
"We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box."--Larry McDonald
"That Book, sir, is the Rock on which our Republic rests." --Andrew Jackson
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph!"--Thomas Paine
"Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. and so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across centuries? Will strangers hear our names and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?"--Odysseus
"As long as I'm alive, chivalry is not dead."--Jared Myers
"I will die on my feet before I live on my knees."--Jared Myers
"America cannot and will not fully return to freedom and liberty until America fully returns to God."--Jared Myers
"If the American people return to our national creed (We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) as laid out in the Declaration of Independence, then maybe, just maybe, Old America will deliver the New."--Jared Myers
"Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients."--Alan Keyes
"Christ would not vote for Barack Obama, because Barack Obama has voted to behave in a way that it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved."--Alan Keyes
"I don't think that has to be our choice... This party was born in principle. This party will die if it doesn't stand by its decision of principle."--Alan Keyes
"I frankly don't care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God."--Alan Keyes
"It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family."--Alan Keyes
"One individual doesn't really accept the pro-life position of the party, and the other... says he supports it and takes a position that is logically inconsistent."--Alan Keyes
"Our first responsibility is not to ourselves. Our first responsibility is to our country and to our God."--Alan Keyes
"The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes."--Alan Keyes
"The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed."--Alan Keyes
"We must take away the government's credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts."--Alan Keyes
"We need to get rid of the 16th amendment, and return to the original system that funds government with a variety of tariffs and duties."--Alan Keyes
"When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom."--Alan Keyes
“Preferential affirmative action patronizes American blacks, women, and others by presuming that they cannot succeed on their own. Preferential affirmative action does not advance civil rights in this country.”--Alan Keyes
“For liberty, we need a respected judiciary. For the sake of preserving our liberty, we need to insist that the courts begin again to deserve the respect from a free people that makes their work possible. Bringing such discipline to the judiciary is, at bottom, a political task. It is one more essential job that only a principled and vigilant citizenry can accomplish.”--Alan Keyes
“Is this kind of pointless squabbling really what we want to see? We're talking about electing the president of the United States.”--Alan Keyes
“Phony politicians get tripped up on their own words, revealing that their hearts are not with the stands that they take.”--Alan Keyes
“The income tax is a slave tax.”--Alan Keyes
“I think it will indicate that there are a lot of people in Iowa and around the country who will believe in the message of moral principles.”--Alan Keyes
“I don't think the question is whether China should belong to the World Trade Organization. I believe the question is whether the United States should belong to an organization that violates every constitutional principle.”--Alan Keyes
“We shouldn't substitute air power for cooperation.”--Alan Keyes
“This is the advantage of having a candidate knowing where he stands on the issues.”--Alan Keyes
“It's time for courage to be restored - not by leaders like G.W. Bush, but by people like you.”--Alan Keyes
“I think if G.W. Bush or (John) McCain or anybody like them, if they are the nominees, we're gonna get so badly slaughtered we won't even know what hit us because the American people want to see the issues of character and moral integrity addressed.”--Alan Keyes
“Some people want to pretend we don't have an adversarial political system, but we do, ... We should not only tolerate it, we should encourage that kind of debate.”--Alan Keyes
“I wish I could applaud all of you in the media for such fairness, ... But I certainly can't.”--Alan Keyes
“Why am I here? It's because I'm the sentimental favorite."--Alan Keyes
"The thing I find interesting and a little disturbing as this discussion takes place about Christians and Black Liberation Theology and the Black Church is that there is so little talk about God and God's Word and God's will. We need to help people see through a lot of false rhetoric that the real issue isn't about how black folks are treated or how white folks feel. The real issue is what is God's will for all human beings. As we see that clearly, the rest falls into place."--Alan Keyes
"The Founders added the 2nd Amendment so that when, after a long train of abuses, a government evinces a methodical design upon our natural rights, we will have the means to protect and recover our rights. That is why the right to keep and bear arms was included in the Bill of Rights. In fact, if we make the judgment that our rights are being systematically violated, we have not merely the right, but the duty, to resist and overthrow the power responsible. That duty requires that we always maintain the material capacity to resist tyranny, if necessary, something that it is very hard to do if the government has all the weapons. A strong case can be made, therefore, that it is a fundamental DUTY of the free citizen to keep and bear arms."--Alan Keyes
"How phony can you get? ... Do they ever ask us before they raise taxes? ... I say let's not wait to see if their budget can take it. Let's just cut the taxes and have them figure it out like we have to figure it out after they take our money."--Alan Keyes
"It (welfare) is a concept that emphasizes human needs while neglecting human capacities. It stresses individual helplessness and weakness, undermining the sense of personal responsibility. It justifies ever greater concentrations of power in the hands of the state, leaving people each day more powerless to effect and improve their own condition. This bad concept leads to institutions and policies that disable individual initiative, motivation, and creativity. Faced with political and social structures that embody the assumption of individual impotence, individuals acquire the passive habits and expectations that go with it."--Alan Keyes
"I read American sagas (of the west) and I do not see people who went in search of material things. I see people who wrote down that what they sought was an escape from an old world which dictated their conscience and established their merit based on who their parents were. That is one of the reasons I oppose this whole Affirmative Action business. We are not supposed to be judged based on what our ancestors did or suffered. We are supposed to be judged as individuals, based on what we are able to achieve. And when you tell me that somebody’s skin color or gender is going to determine their prospects in this world, that is turning the clock back hundreds of years. Back to a time before this nation declared that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator; not by their ancestry, not by their skin color, not by their gender, not by Congress, not by the Constitution, and not by the laws."--Alan Keyes
"The money we spend on education should follow the choice of the parents, not the choice of educrats, bureaucrats, politicians, who, unfortunately, have been manipulating this process in their own career interests, not in the interests of our young people."--Alan Keyes
“Do our duty, and I believe we can leave the rest most confidently in God's Almighty Hand. And in so doing, we will find ourselves walking along the same path of hope to that future which America promises — not only to our children, but to the children of all mankind; not only to our country, but, as Lincoln said, to all the earth.”--Alan Keyes
“I appeal tonight directly to every American.”--Alan Keyes
"Evil may triumph, but not with my help."--Alan Keyes
And my personal favorite: "I will trust in God, and take my chances."--Alan Keyes
I don't know if you can see
Now I have moved and I've kept on moving,
Now I'm sitting here before the fire,
Let me tell you that I love you
Scots Wha Hae
'Scots, who have with Wallace bled,
Scots, whom Bruce has often led,
Welcome to your gory bed
Or to victory!
'Now is the day, and now is the hour:
See the front of battle lower (threaten),
See approach proud Edward's power -
Chains and slavery!
'Who will be a traitor knave?
Who will fill a coward's grave?
Who's so base as be a slave? -
Let him turn, and flee!
'Who for Scotland's King and Law
Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand or freeman fall,
Let him follow me!
'By oppression's woes and pains,
By your sons in servile chains,
We will drain our dearest veins
But they shall be free!
'Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty is in every blow!
Let us do or die!'
Flower of Scotland
O Flower of Scotland,
The hills are bare now,
Those days are past now,
By the cross our Andrew bore,
By the man whose faith was old,
By the arm that bends the bow,
By the fields that once were green,
Scotland the Brave
Hark! When the night is falling
High in the misty Highlands,
Far off in sunlit places,
Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland is Her Name
You wrapped her up in night and chains, ...
You thought you'd tied her up; ...
You placed a ball around her feet ...
Thought you'd tamed her like a pup. ...
Like winter winds so dry, aye...
You've stripped her back so bare ...
And then you looked her in the eye ...
And said "it's only fair"...
Now is it any wonder why...
We treat you like we do...
You strut about your mansions like...
You dinnae have a clue...
But you know who you are, aye!...
And you know what you've done...
So don't act so innocent...
When we rise and end your fun...
What will you do when the drought come forth ...
And you cannae bleed the north?
What will you do when your lakes dry up...
Will you turn and beg your pup?
What will you do when your houses freeze...
With nay oil in your seas?
Aye will you turn blind ignorance...
Or beg forgiveness please?
So maybe now you realize ...
Just how you've treated her...
Cause now she's mighty and she's strong...
It's too late to right your wrongs...
But maybe in the future, aye!...
She'll free you from your shame...
And then you'll look in awe of her...
For Scotland is her name!
Cause then you'll look in awe of her...
Aye, Scotland is her name!
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