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Joined 07-29-08, id: 1650527, Profile Updated: 02-13-13
Author has written 2 stories for Twilight, and Harry Potter.

Name.

Gaby. My lovely cousin made this account for me (pen name and email) when she discovered this site several years ago and forced me to read a Twilight story I don't even remember the name of lol.

Education.

Graphic Designer and still studying. Though I work as a freelancer I sometimes have a lot of time in my hands so updates may come faster during that time. Currently I'm doing the layout for a magazine, it takes about three weeks up to a month to get everything done, during that time I don't sleep and pretty much work myself to the ground to reach the deadline. So once I get around that time updates will be non-exisent.

Favorite TV shows.

Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, Sex and the City, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Nip/Tuck, Smash, White Collar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, NCIS.

Favorite Movies.

Back to the Future, The Godfather, RED, Die Hard, Star Wars, Labyrinth, Sleeping Beauty, The Emperor’s New Groove, Pirates of the Caribbean, Fast and Furious, Scarface, The Shining, The Devil's Advocate, The Hunt for Red October, Romancing the Stone, Lord of the Rings, Gone with the Wind, My Fair Lady, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and the list can go on forever.

Books/Authors.

Harry Potter, Stephen King, Peter Straub, J.R.R. Tolkien, Gone with the Wind, Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy, V.C. Andrews, Little Women among others. I tend to be really picky when it comes to books so my list is actually short.

Favorite Music.

Well, I like a lot of stuff from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Queen, Kiss, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Boston, Guns n Roses, Van Halen, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Yes, Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top to Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Adele, Katy Perry, Bitter:Sweet, The Black Keys, One Republic, Coldplay and Foo Fighters among many others.

Believe it or not I also have some fascination with classical music. Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak, Grieg, Strauss, Orff, Rachmaninoff, Rossini, Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Verdi, Wagner and Tchaikovsky are my favorites.

And to add more weirdness I love movie scores. Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), Elmer Bernstein (The Age of Innocence, The Magnificent Seven), Hans Zimmer (Days of Thunder, Pirates of the Caribbean), James Horner (Batteries not Included, Cocoon), John Williams (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars), Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), Trevor Jones (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth) Trevor Rabin (Armageddon, National Treasure) Dario Marianelli (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon, Rio).

I know I went all out with the music but in my line of work I need music to concentrate, even when writing on my spare time there’s always music in the background to help.

Likes/Dislikes.

I like order lol. Once a month or so I get freaked out and clean all my room thoroughly, moving furniture and everything around, (I weight around a hundred pounds and all my furniture is really heavy, I’m surprised I haven’t injured myself already) even when we have a maid that comes every other day to clean around the house.

I like to get into arguments with anyone who will listen, topics range from politics to education and religion, which normally are a big no-no if you don’t know the person you’re talking with very well jaja. I’ve gotten in trouble several times when my mouth got carried away after several drinks.

I love football. From August to January/February my face is plastered against the TV watching the games, the rest of the year I’m bugging my friends waiting for the season to start again. Packers fan all the way.

I love to read, even when lately I don’t have much time to just sit and read a good book. I also love to draw, which comes with the career choice. Hmm there’s also ballet, but had to leave it once I busted my left knee (it was a great way to exercise).

I love to get dressed up (make up, hair, the works) even if it takes me a couple of hours to do it. Though I have a record of 10 minutes and still come out looking presentable jaja.

Hmm dislikes, I don’t like it when people can’t accept when they’re wrong, it bugs me to no end. I also don’t like hypocrites or people who think they're better than others for whatever reason. And I hate close minded people, the world around us is changing, so if you don’t adapt you’re out.

My stories.

Well I just recently got the courage to sit down and write my own story. I know it’s not an original but I had to start somewhere. I don’t plan to let any of my stories unfinished so don’t worry if I take my time to update, it's usually because I got swamped with work or school.

Bloodlines.

Harry's friends abandon him after his name comes out of the Goblet of Fire. He finds an unexpected ally and an underground secret society that shows him that not everything is what it seems.

This story is being written a chapter at a time. Though I do have a vague outline, it still pretty much changes with each written chapter. I’m planning to go farther than the fourth book but it all depends on how much you guys like it.

I decided to go with an unconventional pairing. Although the Harry/Daphne ship has a lot of followers, Daphne is a character that can be molded by the authors here into pretty much whatever they want.

I have to admit I love bashing characters to create drama. The Weasleys fell from my good graces practically since I read the books. I don’t know, but I feel there was something fishy going on there with Molly shouting in a sea of muggles asking about platform 9 3/4 when she had to know by now were it was. For any of you who love Ginny Weasley sorry, but she is nothing but a fan girl in my eyes. As for Ron, I’m not even going there lol. Hermione Granger, where do I begin? Well I actually like her character though probably in real life I wouldn't be caught dead being friends with someone like her and before people jump in her defense I was really mean and vain back in high school. But people grow up and priorities change so maybe now I still wouldn't be friends with her since I still don't like that kind of bossy people but to each their own.

As for Hermione's character in my story, I’m still undecided and it could go either way. I know I went out of my way to portray her in the worst light but if you read closely I only took Ron and Hermione's faults and amplified them.

Anyway if any of you want to discuss the story or have any ideas feel free to send me a PM or leave a Review and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

My Heaven, My Hell.

The life of Lauren Mallory is turned upside down, for better or worse, thanks to the supernatural world that revolves around Bella Swan.

I have roughly twenty chapters mapped out with no end anywhere near. Chapter 10 is halfway written and I got stuck even with an outline.

I know the main character I chose is not liked and there are very few stories out there with Lauren as a protagonist. I like going against the tide and didn’t want to create an OC so I picked her. There is so little known about her that she’s practically an OC anyway.

I’m going to say it and hope that people don’t hate me for it but Bella Swan is the worst example to follow for young girls. When I finished reading the novels the first thing that I thought was 'goodbye to women’s rights' lol. The girl lets anyone boss her around and the author paints her as a weak helpless girl surrounded by the supernatural. She’s selfish and not the sharpest tool in the box and yet gets everything she dreamed of without losing anything on the way (she still gets to keep her best friend because he 'imprinted' on her daughter, she got to have a baby when Rose and Leah got the shitty end of the stick and got her father when everyone else had to say goodbye to their former lives). She says she loves Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights and yet she’s the complete opposite from the strong characters from those books. And honestly, a guy watching you sleep is way creepy and in no way romantic.

Anyway enough with the rant, if any of you want to discuss the story or have any ideas feel free to send me a PM or leave a Review and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I don't know when the next update will be but I'll update someday.

Song for chapter 1
The Beatles - In my Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuXoDVPDpz0

Song for chapter 2
Billy Joel - She's Always a Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBdmqazkp_A

Song for chapter 3
The Alan Parsons Project - Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn1RPFBXRP4

Song for chapter 4
The Who - Drowned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_NM8387dDQ

Song for chapter 5
Kiss - Reason to live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxXpx4sadcM

Song for chapter 6
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpzxf_flm8M

Song for chapter 7
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BmEGm-mraE

Song for chapter 8
Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTi19MPOvDw

Song for chapter 9
Bread - Everything I Own
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTi19MPOvDw

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The Gift of Ilúvatar by Caitlinlaurie reviews
Love survives past death and stretches across dimensions. Death was her gift, and she was always marching towards Glory's tower. However, as slight mistranslation during the Spirit Quest, opens a whole new path to Buffy, and leads to places she only could have dreamed of. First in my Echoes of Númenor series.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Silmarillion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 43,884 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/27/2012 - Published: 9/30/2012 - Buffy S. - Complete
As Good As Dead by Im2xshy reviews
AU - Eric discovers QSA is sending Bill Compton to procure a human from his area and gets to her first.
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 137,924 - Reviews: 1485 - Favs: 1,086 - Follows: 1,005 - Updated: 8/14/2012 - Published: 2/12/2011 - Eric N., Sookie S. - Complete
You an' Me Against the World by sweetprincipale reviews
Set immediately after Something Blue. A run in with commandos ends up modifying Spike and Buffy's memories and isolating the pair. Believing themselves to be estranged lovers, they try to reconcile and still beat the Initiative. Spuffy, eventually M.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 217,460 - Reviews: 308 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 7/14/2012 - Published: 8/7/2011 - Buffy S., Spike - Complete
Thank You Ms Bones by old-crow reviews
Post OoTP Harry's life takes an unexpected turn when Fawkes provides Harry with a means of mobility. Ch 32 concludes the final six-chapter arc. Forget Book 7.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 154,157 - Reviews: 2240 - Favs: 2,925 - Follows: 1,477 - Updated: 9/14/2008 - Published: 11/5/2006 - Susan B., Harry P. - Complete
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Bloodlines reviews
Harry's friends abandon him after his name comes out of the Goblet of Fire. He finds an unexpected ally and an underground secret society that shows him that not everything is what it seems.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 72,320 - Reviews: 529 - Favs: 1,467 - Follows: 1,990 - Updated: 3/6/2013 - Published: 12/21/2012 - Harry P., Daphne G.
My Heaven, My Hell reviews
The life of Lauren Mallory is turned upside down, for better or worse, thanks to the supernatural world that revolves around Bella Swan.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 36,906 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 12/21/2012 - Published: 9/5/2012 - Lauren, Jacob