Author has written 11 stories for Pokémon, Twilight, Hunger Games, Het Huis Anubis/House of Anubis, and Divergent Trilogy.
~"I will not give up. Not on the quest, and certainly not on you." (Fabian Rutter, House of Anubis)~
So I've started a new story, Cursed, as kind of a third season of House of Anubis. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with it - swimming is really demanding, and I still have my grades and band to worry about.
Oh my goodness. Life. Gah. I start high school this year...four honors classes and aiming for straight A's...and I'm doing marching band...and I'm going to swim...dear Lord, kill me now...
New year, new obsession: House of Anubis. More specifically, Fabian and Nina, as a couple. Or, as they're called by most fans, Fabina.
I'm officially old enough to be on FanFiction. I just turned 13!!!! And I've been on the site for two years. XD
Everything but two of my one-shots have been deleted. I'm trying to work up some inspiration for a Hunger Games fic, which I hopefully will be starting soon. From now on, I'm going to post stories under the title ROUGH DRAFT OF: (story name) before I actually post the real story so I can have some feedback before I actually write the next chapter. Expect a story soon~
That was awesome. 7.2 earthquake yesterday. My city is on a freaking rock. Rocks aren't supposed to shake. We felt the earthquake. It was .2 LARGER than Haiti! That's freaking huge!
I am against:
Abusing drugs, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs and marijuana.
Too much alcohol at once.
People who abuse the English language.
Rap music that has bad messages.
I am for:
Concritters, who are generally categorized as flamers.
Love at first sight.
Living life to the fullest.
Long distance relationships.
Christianity and the belief that there is a God out there.
Some people say Christianity is wrong because we believe in one true God. Some people say that there can't just be one God who created all because then he would have created evil.
He didn't create evil. He created good.
As stated by a student in his philosophy class while being interrogated by his teacher about there being no God, is there cold? There isn't. If there was cold, we could make cold colder. There is only heat. You can have very, very hot stuff, but the lowest temperature you can hit is 458 degrees below zero. If cold existed, you could go below the boundary. But you can't.
Is there darkness? No, there isn't. Yes, the night is considered "dark", but that is just the absence of light. At night, we consider it dark because there's no light. You can have low light, bright light, and all kinds of light, but there's only one variety of darkness. That's because it's created by the absence of light.
The same goes for evil. Evil is the cold, chilling absence of God. But, if evil did exist, we could make the evil eviler. We have good, very good, even ultra good. That's God's presence coming into existence more and more. You can have bad, and that's where only a bit of God is there. You can have so-called evil, but that's the limit. That's when God isn't there anymore. You can't have negative God. It doesn't work that way.
By the way, the student was Albert Einstein.
People also say the whole "creation" idea is flawed. I agree; it is. But it's just a story to explain why the world's here. It's a myth. When God created the universe, I would think it would be a pretty big bang! God did create all the animals in the world. He caused the adaptations in the animals; all the mutations that caused bacteria to evolve into what we know as humans today. God gave the very material to spark life and to keep evolution going. God created natural selection. God has control over all. He probably doesn't have the power to make an aimal change overnight, but He has the power to create the environment and He has the power to make small mutations in animals. He has the power to create evolution over billions of years. He creates natural disasters. Do you really think God would just give Himself away by making everything sudden? He created science. He made it so there was a scientifical explanation for everything so humans could have separate beliefs. He gave humans free will to follow whatever religion they wanted to. He created everything.
He is the one true God.
Now type your name with your toes: Puurple Snowstorm (Awesomeness! Just took a while and my ankle hurts...)
Type your name with your elbow: Purple Snopwestortm (Epic!fail. At least I got the Purple right...)
Type your name with your nose: purple nswnowswtorm (What is it with me and failing the Snowstorm part?)
Type your name with you hands while not looking: Purple Snowstorm (That's really simple.)
Type your name with your tongue: Purple Snowstorm (Ea-sy!)
This is really sweet...
When a girl is quiet, a million things are running through her mind.
When a girl is not arguing, she is thinking deeply.
When a girl looks at you with her eyes full of question, she is wondering how long you will be around.
When a girl answers "I'm fine." after a few seconds, she is not fine at all.
When a girl stares at you, she is wondering why you are lying.
When a girl rests her head on your chest, she is wishing for you to be her's forever.
When a girl wants to see you everday, she wants to be pampered.
When a girl says "I love you." she means it.
When a girl says "I miss you." nobody could miss you more than that.
Life only comes around once, so make sure you spend it with the right person.
Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, and calls you back when you hang up on him.
The guy who will stay awake just to watch you sleep.
Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead,
Who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats.
The one who holds your hand in front of his friends and is constantly reminding you of how much he cares about you and how lucky he is to have you there for him.
The one who turns to his friends and declares "That's her."
If you read this, you have to repost it, guy or girl, or you will have bad luck for the rest of your life.
If you repost this, in five minutes your true love will call or message you.
Tonight at midnight, they will realize that they love you.
Something good will happen at approximately 1:42 pm tomorrow, and it could happen anywhere.
So get ready for the biggest shock of your life.
If you don't repost this, you will be cursed with relationship problems for all of eternity.
This is the stupid test! 100 stupid things that people do! (These are just the ones I remember doing. And I'm sure I'll do some of the other ones someday in my life)
1. Forgot to put the lid on the blender, turned it on, and had everything fly out
2. Gotten your head stuck between the stair rails
3. Broken a chair by leaning back in it
4. Had gum fall out of your mouth while you were talking
5. Choked on your own spit while you were talking
6. Had people tell you that you are blonde when you're not/or had had people tell you that your blonde highlights are going to your head
7. Been caught staring at your crush by your crush him/herself
8. Have looked for something for at least 10 min then realized it was in your hand
9. Tried to push open a door that said pull
10. Tried to pull open a door that said push
11. Have actually believed someone when they said that they knew how to make a love potion
12. Have hit yourself in the process of trying to hit something else
13. Have tripped and fallen UP the stairs
14. Have actually exploded marshmallows in the microwave
15. Have gotten gum stuck in your hair (marshmellow, just as bad)
16. Had gum fall out of your mouth while trying to blow a bubble
17. Have had the juice from a mini tomato squirt out and hit somebody else when you bit into it
18. Have had your drink come out your nose because you were laughing so hard
19. Have called one of your good friends by the wrong name
20. Have skinned your toe because you were playing soccer or kickball with flip flops on or you were barefoot
21. Have put a sticker on your forehead, forgot it was there, and went out in public with it on
22. Have fallen out of a moving vehicle.
23. Have run into a closed door
24. Have almost shot someone with a real gun while trying to shoot something else
25. Searched for your cell phone while you were talking on it
26. It has taken you longer than 5 min to get a joke
27. Have gotten your hair stuck in a blow dryer
28. Have gotten your hair stuck in a fan
29. Tripped on a crack in the sidewalk
30. Said o'clock after saying how many min after the hour, example: 5:30 o'clock, or 6:15 o'clock
31. After someone told you that there was gum on the ground, you stepped in it
32. Put on a white shirt even though you already knew it was raining outside
33. Have ever walked up to a stranger because you thought they were someone else
34. Ever been kicked out of a grocery store/off their property
35. Touched the stove, the curling iron, a hot pan, etc on purpose even though you knew it was hot
36. Picked out your change of clothes, took off the ones you had on and then accidentally put the old clothes back on
37. Wondered why something wasn't working then realized it wasn't plugged in
38. Put the cereal in the fridge, or put the milk in the cupboard
39. Walked into a pole
40. Wore two different earrings or shoes by accident
41. Put your shirt on backwards/inside-out without realizing it then left your house
42. Tried to take a picture of your/someone's eye with the flash on
43. Gotten a ring stuck on your finger because you put it on even though you knew it was too small
44. Walked out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to your shoe without realizing it
45. Went to go do something/go get something, then when you got there forgot what is was that you were going to do.
46. Picked up someone else's drink and drank out of it by accident when your drink was right next to it
47. Fallen out of your chair while trying to pick something up
48. Have poked yourself in the eye
49. Have gotten in the shower with your socks still on
50. Melted your hairbrush while blow drying your hair
51. Have done enough stupid things to make a test
52. Have accidentally stabbed yourself with a pencil
53. Have sung the wrong verse to a song without realizing it
54. Have given an odd answer to a question because you didn't hear the question in the first place and didn't feel like asking what it was.
55. Told someone you were the wrong age because you seriously forgot how old you were
56. Looked into an overhead light purposefully while it was on
57. Got up early and got ready for school/work/meeting, then realized that you didn't have school/work/meeting that day.
58. Have tripped on a cord after someone told you to watch out for it
60. Have ever laughed at a joke that no one else thought was funny or a movie
61. Done the Macarena to the electric slide or vice versa
62. Said funner, then had someone make fun of you for it
63. Have repeated yourself at least twice in the same sentence
64. Brought up an inside joke with the wrong person
65. Didn't do the backside of an assignment because you thought that there wasn't one because you had already looked and forgot that there was another side
66. Did more work than you had to on an assignment because you didn't read the directions
67. Corrected someone's grammar/pronunciation then figured out that you were the one that was wrong
68. Put something in a special place so that you would remember where it was, then forgot where you put it
69. Put ice in your drink after the glass was full of liquid and had it splash out-
70. Told a lie then forgot what it was that you had said and got caught
71. When wearing goggles, you pulled them away from your face and let go so that they would come back and snap you in the face
72. Forgot to make sure that the lamp was off before you replaced the light bulb
73. Ran into a door jam
74. Told someone that you hardly ever do stupid things, then immediately did/said something stupid
75. Told someone to watch out for something, then you were the one that ran into it
76. Have purposely licked playground sand
77. Have purposely and repeatedly flicked yourself with a rubber band
78. Gotten so hyper that someone actually thought you were drunk when you weren't
79. Have been so hyper you actually scared people
80. Put duct tape on your body then pulled it off to see if it would pull your hairs out
81. Put duct tape on your hair/someone else's hair then pulled it off
82. Put a clothes pin/hair clip on your lip, figured out that it hurt, then did it again
83. Sat and wondered why men’s dress shirts have a loop on the back.
84. Made up a code name for someone so that you could talk about them to someone else and no one else would know who you were talking about
85. Have gotten a hairbrush stuck in your hair
86. Used the straw to blow the straw wrapper at someone (fun fun)
87. Shaved your tongue because you thought your taste buds looked weird
88. When at a restaurant/cafeteria, you used your spoon to fling stuff at people
89. Have flung forks at people in a restaurant/cafeteria
90. Sucked on a cup and got a hickey from it.
91. As you were writing, you moved your head back and forth with your pen/pencil
92. Have drawn finger puppets on your fingers then named them
93. Have wrapped someone in a roll of toilet paper
94. Have used somebody else's toothbrush without even realizing it wasn't yours
95. Started telling a story and forget what you were talking about or what happened in the story
96. When you saw a ‘beware of dog’ sign, you told the owners to beware of the dogs not realizing they owned the dogs
97. You have spelled your own name wrong before
98. When lying in bed you look for pictures in the texture of the ceiling.
99. Have used your calculator as a form of communication in class
100. Have popped a balloon in your mouth
For people that hate stereotypes: If you think people should just shut up and stop, put this on your profile.
I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.
I'm EMO, so I MUST cut my wrists.
I'm a NEGRO so I MUST carry a gun.
I'm JAMAICAN so I MUST smoke weed.
I'm HAITIAN so I MUST eat cat.
I'm ASIAN, so I MUST be sexy.
I'm JEWISH, so I MUST be greedy
I'm a CHEERLEADER, so I MUST be a whore...
I'm GAY, so I MUST have AIDS
I'm a DANCER, So I must be stupid, stuck up, and a whore.
I'm a PUNK, so I MUST do drugs.
I'm RICH, so I MUST be a conceited snob.
I WEAR BLACK, so I MUST be a goth or emo.
I'm a WHITE GIRL, so I MUST be a nagging, steal-your-money kind of girlfriend.
I'm CUBAN, so I MUST spend my spare time rolling cigars.
I'm NOT A VIRGIN, so I MUST be easy.
I FELL IN LOVE WITH A MARRIED MAN, so I MUST be a home-wrecking whore.
I'm a TEENAGE MOM, so I MUST be an irresponsible slut.
I'm POLISH, so I MUST wear my socks with my sandals
I'm ITALIAN, so I must have a "big one".
I'm EGYPTIAN, so I must be a TERRORIST!!
I'm PRETTY, so I MUST not be a virgin.
I HAVE STRAIGHT A'S, so I MUST have no social life.
I DYE MY HAIR CRAZY COLORS, so I MUST be looking for attention.
I DRESS IN UNUSUAL WAYS so I MUST be looking for attention.
I'm INTO THEATER & ART, so I MUST be a homosexual.
I'm a VEGETARIAN, so I MUST be a crazy political activist.
I HAVE A BUNCH OF GUY FRIENDS, so I MUST be f*king them all.
I HAVE A BUNCH OF GIRLS WHO ARE FRIENDS, so I MUST be a player.
I have Big BOOBS, so I MUST be a hoe.
I'm COLOMBIAN, so I MUST be a drug dealer.
I WEAR WHAT I WANT so I MUST be a poser.
I'm RUSSIAN, so I MUST be cool and thats how Russians roll.
I'm a LESBIAN, so I MUST have a sex-tape.
I'm ARAB, so I MUST be a terrorist.
I SPEAK MY MIND, so I MUST be a bitch.
I'm a GAY RIGHTS SUPPORTER, so I WILL go to hell.
I'm a CHRISTAN, so I MUST think gay people should go to hell.
I'm RELIGIOUS, so I MUST shove my beliefs down your throat.
I'm ATHEIST so I MUST hate the world.
I don't have a RELIGION, so I MUST be evil and have no morals.
I'm DEMOCRAT, so I MUST not believe in being responsible.
I'm REPUBLICAN, so I MUST not care about poor people.
I am LIBERAL, so I MUST be gay.
I'm SOUTHERN, so I MUST be white trash.
I TAKE (or used to take) ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, so I MUST be crazy.
I'm a GUY, so I MUST only want to get into your pants.
I'm IRISH, so I MUST have a bad drinking problem.
I'm INDIAN, so I MUST own a convenient store.
I'm NATIVE AMERICAN, so I MUST dance around a fire screaming like a savage.
I'm GERMAN, so I must be a Nazi.
I hang out with GAYS, so i must be GAY TOO
I'm BRAZILIAN, so I MUST have a BIG BUTT.
I'm PUERTO RICAN, so I MUST look good and be conceited
I'm SALVADORIAN, so I MUST be in MS 13
I'm POLISH, so I MUST be greedy.
I'm HAWAIIAN so I MUST be lazy.
I'm PERUVIAN, so I MUST like llamas.
I'm a STONER so I MUST be going in the wrong direction
I'm a VIRGIN so I MUST be prude.
I'm STRAIGHT EDGE so I must be violent.
I'm a FEMALE GAMER, so I MUST be ugly.. or crazy.
I'm BLACK so I MUST love fried chicken and kool-aid.
I'm a GIRL who actually EATS LUNCH, so I MUST be fat.
I'm SINGLE so I MUST be ugly.
I'm a SKATER so I must do weed and steal stuff
I'm a PUNK so I must only wear black and date only other punks
I'm ASIAN so I must be a NERD that does HOMEWORK 24/7
I'm CHRISTIAN so I MUST hate homosexuals.
I'm MIXED so I must be screwed up.
I'm MUSLIM so I MUST be a terrorist.
I'm in BAND, so I MUST be a dork.
I'm BLACK so I MUST believe JESUS WUZ A BROTHA
I'm MORMON so I MUST be perfect
I'm WHITE and have black friends so I MUST think I'm black
I'm GOTH so I MUST worship the devil (So I’ve been told)
I'm HISPANIC, so I MUST be dirty.
I'm NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, so I MUST be a loser.
I'm OVERWEIGHT, so I MUST have a problem with self control.
I'm PREPPY, so I MUST shun those who don't wear Abercrombie & Hollister.
I'm on a DANCE team, so I must be stupid, stuck up, and a whore.
I'm YOUNG, so I MUST be naive.
I'm RICH, so I MUST be a conceited snob
I'm MEXICAN, so I MUST have hopped the border.
I GOT A CAR FOR MY BIRTHDAY, so I MUST be a spoiled brat.
I'm BLACK, so I MUST love watermelon.
I'm BI, so I MUST think every person I see is hot.
I'm an ASIAN GUY, so I MUST have a small penis.
I'm a GUY CHEERLEADER, so I MUST be gay.
I'm a PREP, so I MUST be rich.
I don't like the SUN so I MUST be an albino.
I have a lot of FRIENDS, so I MUST love to drink and party.
I wear tight PANTS and I'm a guy, so I MUST be emo.
I couldn't hurt a FLY, So I MUST be a pussy.
I support GAY RIGHTS, so I MUST fit in with everyone.
I hang out with teenage drinkers and smokers, so I MUST smoke and drink too.
I have ARTISTIC TALENT, so I MUST think little of those who don't.
I don't like to be in a BIG GROUP, so I MUST be anti-social.
I have a DIFFERENT sense of HUMOR, so I MUST be crazy.
I tell people OFF, so I MUST be an over controlling bitch.
My hair gets GREASY a lot, so I MUST have no hygiene skills.
I'm DEFENSIVE, so I MUST be over controlling and a bitch.
I'm a NUDIST, so I MUST want everyone to see my boobs.
I read COMICS, so I MUST be a loser.
I hang out with a FORMER PROSTITUTE.. So I MUST be a whore myself.
I'm TEXAN so I MUST ride a horse
I’m a GOTH, so I MUST be a Satanist. (goth-ish)
I’m a CROSS DRESSER, so I must be homosexual.
I draw ANIME so I MUST be a freak.
I am a FANGIRL so I MUST be a crazy, obsessed stalker.
I WATCH PORN so I MUST be perverted.
I'm an ONLY CHILD so I MUST be spoiled.
I'm INTELLIGENT so I MUST be weak
I am AMERICAN so I MUST be obese, loud-mouthed and arrogant.
I'm WELSH so I MUST love sheep
I’m a YOUNG WRITER, so I MUST be emo
I’m CANADIAN, so I MUST talk with a funny accent.
I'm a GUY, so I MUST ditch my pregnant girlfriend.
I'm CANADIAN, so I MUST love hockey and beavers.
I'm DISABLED, so I MUST be on Welfare.
I'm a FEMINIST, so I MUST have a problem with sexuality and I want to castrate every man on the earth.
I'm a TEENAGER, so I MUST have a STEREOTYPE.
I WEAR A BIG SUNHAT when I go outside, so I MUST be stupid.
I like BLOOD, so I must be a VAMPIRE.
I'm an ALBINO, so I MUST be an evil person with mental abilities and is MURDERER!
I'm ENGLISH, so I MUST speak with either a cockney or a posh accent, love tea and cricket, and have bad teeth.
I’m WHITE, so I MUST be responsible for everything going wrong on the planet: past, present, and future.
I don't like YAOI or YURI, so I must be a HOMOPHOBE
I’m not the most POPULAR person in school, so I MUST be a loser
I care about the ENVIRONMENT...I MUST be a tree hugging hippie
I have a FAN CHARACTER, so I MUST be an annoying Mary-sue.
I CHAT, I MUST be having cyber sex.
I'm PAGAN so I MUST sacrifice babies and drink the blood of virgins
I'm PAGAN so I MUST worship Satan
I'm CONSERVATIVE, so I MUST be against Abortion
I'm SWEDISH so I MUST be a tall blond blue-eyed lesbian.
I'm a LESBIAN so I MUST want to get with every single girl that I see.
I like CARTOONS, so I MUST be IRRESPONSIBLE.
I like READING, so I MUST be a LONER.(depends on the book)
I have my OWN spiritual ideology; therefore I MUST be WRONG or MISGUIDED
I am WICCAN, so I MUST be a SATANIST.
I DISAGREE with my government, so I MUST be a TERRORIST.
I am a WITCH, so I MUST be and OLD HAG and fly on a broomstick.
I love YAOI, so I MUST be GAY.
I'm a PERSON, so I MUST be LABELED
I DON'T CURSE, so I MUST be an outcast
I like GAMES, ANIME and COMICS, so I MUST be childish
I'm SWEDISH, therefore I MUST be WHITE.
I SPOT GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, so I MUST be a pedantic bastard
I'm GOTHIC, so I MUST be mean.
I’m STRONG so I MUST be stupid.
I'm Australian so I MUST hunt crocodiles and talk to kangaroo’s
I go to RENFAIRES, so I MUST talk weird, be a loser, and not be up with the times
I’m GAY so I’m after EVERY straight guy around.
I don’t want a BOYFRIEND so I MUST be Lesbian.
I CURSE a lot, so I MUST be a rebel.
I'm NOT CHRISTIAN so I MUST just need converting
I love marching band, so I MUST be a friendless freak.
I wear GLASSES, so I MUST be a nerd.
I'm a TOMBOY, so I MUST be lesbian.
I DRINK and SMOKE, so I MUST have no life.
I don't have many FRIENDS, so I MUST be unpopular
I'm a TOMBOY, so I MUST have no female friends.
I am AGRESSIVE, so I MUST be a bitch.
I'm a GIRL, so I MUST love pink
I write Fanfics, so I MUST be a freak
"I will not give up. Not on the quest, and certainly not on you." (Fabian Rutter, speaking to Nina Martin, House of Anubis)
"Sshhh! Amber, what are you doing here? And what's with the heels?" "I didn't want to miss out on anything. And these are my lucky heels." "Why aren't you wearing them?" "I can't actually run away in them." "Amber, what's with the cloves of garlic; this isn't Twilight!" "The Bible says always be prepared." "Amber, that's the boy scouts." "...oh." (Nina Martin, Amber Millington, Fabian Rutter, Amber, Fabian, Amber, Fabian, House of Anubis)
"Falls off his chair in amazement." (Alfie, House of Anubis)
"Ket means fire, or place of fire." "...Reverse that, and what do you get?" "Fire of place?" "Amber, what am I standing right next to?" "The fireplace. Ohhh!" (Amber Millington, Nina Martin, House of Anubis)
"You've got it!" "Got what?" "Looks, brains, charms. You know, all those things you don't have, Jerome." (Nina Martin, Jerome Clarke, Fabian Rutter, House of Anubis)
"Despite all the screaming, I trust you." (Nina Martin, House of Anubis)
"Don't worry, I won't tell anyone that a painting of a little girl made you scream." (Nina Martin, House of Anubis)
"I'm sorry!" "It's okay, probably just a mild concussion." =few moments of silence= "Hey, Romeo and Juliet" (Fabian Rutter, Nina Martin, Amber Millington, House of Anubis)
"You lot wouldn't know the truth if it jumped up and hit you in the eye." (Victor Rodenmar, House of Anubis)
"Just because it doesn't have Robert Pattinson on the cover doesn't mean it's not worth reading." (Fabian Rutter, House of Anubis)
"Well, of course! Ket, inferno, place of fire!" "Okay, English please?" "Inferno, hell. The clue means down in...hell." (Fabian Rutter, Nina Martin, House of Anubis)
"Why are you dressed as a duck?" "I'm a canary." "A canary dressed as a duck?" (Fabian Rutter, Amber Millington, House of Anubis)
"You genius, genius, genius girl!" (Fabian Rutter, while hugging Nina Martin, House of Anubis)
"Victor keeps on looking at me with his pointy face." ... "I think that's just his usual look." (Nina Martin, Fabian Rutter, House of Anubis)
"Amber Millington? Never. She hasn't got two brain cells to rub together." (Victor Rodenmar, House of Anubis)
You know you're a House of Anubis fan when...
You can't hear the term "party animal" without thinking of Alfie.
You can't listen to your history teacher talk about Lewis and Clark without giggling.
You can't think about prom without thinking about Fabian and Nina.
Whenever someone says you're insane, you say, "Very observant."
You want to go to a British boarding school just to see if some weird mystery starts unfolding.
You will ace anything you have to learn about Egyptian mythology.
You know your numerology number and have compared it to your favorite character's multiple times.
You compare yourself to Nina and try to figure out who the Fabian, Amber, Patricia, Alfie, Jerome, Mick, and Mara are in your life.
You think of Mick whenever anyone mentions a scholarship.
You think of Fabian when you think about astronomy.
You know what song Fabian and Nina danced to and are plotting to get your high school to play it at your prom.
You are constantly trying to figure out how to get deadly bugs into an hour glass to threaten your enemies with.
You have looked up what a degenerative condition is and you now feel very sorry for Mr. Winkler.
You have had at least one dream where you were Nina and your boyfriend was Fabian.
Copy and paste this to your profile if you have done at least three of these things.