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Author has written 4 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Scooby Doo, and Rise of the Guardians.
Hello. I am LePhantomessa, a girl who is also on Youtube under teh same name, but who cannot for the life of her figure out how to upload videos and post them. Here are some facts about me:
I am a _ year old female starting my _ year in _.
I am currently single and w/o boyfriend.
I keep to myself and hate all those who pry into my life (This means YOU, you nosy parents).
I am currently (hoping to) major(-ing) in either criminology or production animation, and enjoy writing as much as I enjoy listening to classical and celtic music or Andrew Lloyd Webber (the fallen former genius driven mad by greed).
I love both the violin and the piano with a passion, as well as opera, and would love to learn how to perform with all three; but if my parents ever found out I and my reputation would be dead.
I live (on my own) in an apartment with my dog.
I often end up (or hope to, anyways) writing serious, dramatic, or (possibly one day) erotic stories, so beware to all of those out there who are prude, unserious, obnoxiously fluffy and cheery, bubbly, and/or know nothing of the world beyond the bedroom. However, I am prone to a few funny ideas, so be prepared.
I highly enjoy Phantom of the Opera, and believe that Erik got a rotten deal, as do many others.
I prefer silence and solitude to loud and noisy crowds.
I live in Seattle because I love the rain and love watching people complain about it.
And finally, I have a little sister on here, age 15, and a stepcousin, slightly older, with whom I've connected really well with actually.
You Know You're an Author When:
1. You talk to yourself
2. You've spaced out for more than five minutes
3. You always seem to be typing in your head, and sometimes find yourself doing so on an imaginary keyboard.
4. You don't have a favorite song, you have multiple theme songs!
5. You have read a 250+page book in less than a day
6. In every book/movie/show you have read/viewed, you make up at least three fanfictions about them in your head. (Or actually write them.)
6. Your writing teacher hated you.
6. You failed English class
7. You didn't notice there were two #6's.
Your One and Only Wish
Do it one by one, don't look ahead!
1. Write the name of a person of the opposite sex.
2. Which is your favorite color out of red, black, blue, green, yellow?
3. Your first initial?
4. Your month of birth?
5. Which color do you like more, black or white?
6. Name of a person of the same sex as yours.
7. Your favorite number?
8. Do you like California or Florida more?
9. Do you like the lake or the ocean more?
10. Write down a wish (a realistic one).
Are you done?
If so, scroll down
1. You are completely in love with this person.
2. If you choose:
Red: You are alert and your life is full of love.
Black: You are conservative and aggressive.
Green: Your soul is relaxed and you are laid back.
Blue: You are spontaneous and love kisses and affection from the ones you
Yellow: You are a very happy person and give good advice to those who are
3. If your initial is:
A-K: You have a lot of love and friendships in your life.
L-R: You try to enjoy life to the maximum and your love life is soon to
S-Z: You like to help others and your future love life looks very good.
4. If you were born in:
Jan.-Mar.: The year will go very well for you and you will discover that you
fall in love with someone totally unexpected.
Apr.-June: You will have a strong love relationship that will not last long but
the memories will last forever.
July-Sept.: You will have a great year and will experience a major life
changing experience for the good.
Oct.-Dec.: Your love life will not be too great, but eventually you will find your
5. If you choose...
Black: Your life will take on a different direction, it will seem hard at the time
but will be the best thing for you, and you will be glad for the change.
White: You will have a friend who completely confides in you and would do
anything for you, but you may not realize it.
6. This person is your best friend.
7. This is how many close friends you have in a lifetime.
8. If you choose...
9. If you choose...
10. This wish will come true only if you RE-POST THIS BULLETIN in one hour and it will come true before your next birthday
How You Know You’re Addicted to Yaoi/Slash
1. You start mentally pairing up random guys on the street.
2. You wish you had gay friends just so you could perve on them kissing their boyfriends.
3. You don’t remember the last time you read a heterosexual fanfiction.
4. You have developed a sexual fetish for handcuffs, leather and BDSM.
5. If you are a heterosexual girl, you keep trying to seme your boyfriend, despite the fact that you don’t have the necessary parts.
6. You suddenly become interested in gay rights, thinking this will increase your opportunities for voyeristic activities.
7. You try to get your friends into it, simply so you can talk to them about it without them getting that bored look on their face.
8. You keep lying about the number of hours you spend each day on the computer reading slash fanfiction, watching yaoi anime etc.
9. The most exiting moment of your life so far was when you discovered hentai manga.
10. You celebrate turning 18 not because you can watch R movies, but because you’re old enough to watch movies with explicit gay sex scenes.
11. It’s the only aphrodesiac you need.
12. When your boyfriend tells you he’s gay and has been dating another man, you immediately ask if you can join in. (:D)
13. Your gay son wishes he had a normal, homophobic mother who didn’t ask him questions about his latest sexual exploits. (Uhhhhhhhhh...a little freaky there. Not that crazy...)
How to Tell if You're a Writer
-If you talk to yourself.
-If you talk to yourself about talking to yourself (i.e. ‘I wonder why I talk to myself so much?’)
-If, when you talk to yourself, you sometimes speak as if talking to another person (i.e. ‘Okay, so have you ever noticed that the word ‘deliver’ could mean removing someone’s liver?’)
-If, after uttering a profound piece of wisdom like that above, you stare at the cookie in your hand in awe and say, ‘Wow, this is good stuff for sugar highs!’
-If you live off of sugar and caffeine.
-If people start to notice that you tend to check your e-mail every day for a week, then suddenly disappear off the face of the planet.
-If your e-mails tend to be pages long and incredibly random.
-If, when replying to someone else’s e-mail, you are sometimes so random that you fail to address the original message altogether.
-If you tend to collect the Bic Stics people leave lying around, kind of like picking pennies off the ground.
-If, no matter where you are in your room, you never have to so much as get up to reach a pen/pencil and paper.
-If the letters are starting to wear off on the keys of your keyboard.
-If people think you might have A.D.D.
-If you think it’d be cool to have A.D.D.
-If you start constantly talking in third person, past tense.
-If you think about making lists like this, and start giggling for no ‘apparent’ reason.
-If your friends don’t even bother to look funny at you anymore when you start giggling for no apparent reason.
-And finally, the number one way to tell if you’re a good writer: If you failed English 101
1) Gay marriage is not natural, and as Americans, we always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and liposuction.
2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans...
Have PRIDE! Support Gay Marriage!
My Descriptions of Common Favorite Eriks:
Leroux Erik: Horrific, insane, and tragic
Kay Erik: Poignant and deep and emotionally-scarred
ALW Erik: Sad, proper, passionate, polite, and adorably cuddlable with a beautiful voice
Gerik: Sexy, powerful, lonely, VERY misunderstood by phans, and quite possibly a little off-key
Charles Dance Phantom: Witty, Sarcastic, romantic as hell, and still close to the original version if slightly different.
As you can tell, I am a Phan of both Charles Dance Erik and Gerik, and I think that if they were combined, all Phans would find themselves irrestistably controlled by their combined wit, voice, sexiness, and overall romanticism and devotion and love towards Christine. I believe that this is how all of my story Phantoms shall be like. Can you imagine? Half-mask Gerik's sexiness with Charles Dance's sharp wit, voice, and romantic ways? -Drools in awe and vivid picture that comes to mind- Awwwwlll...
My thoughts on POTO:
Fav Phantom: Now a tie between Gerik and Charles Dance's Phantom. Now I absolutely ADORE Gerik, I think because he was the first Phantom I ever saw. After that, I and my sister became obsessed. I went online to check out the live stage version clips of Crawford and Brightman, and I just didn't connect with Crawford like I did with Gerik. Michael has a beautiful and wonderfully angelic voice, but I still adore Gerik, and not just for his looks, naysayers. Say all you want, but Gerard Butler's portrayal of the Phantom was deep, emotional, and sensual, as well as incredibly human. Just as the Phantom's voice has been described to be, even if more by Kay's description. Leroux was that of a tragically tormented angel's, so MC's cute little self fits more over there. But Butler's was human, powerful, emotional and tumultous--Just as the Phantom has been described many many times before in phanfiction. BUT--due to my recent exposure to Yeston and Kopit's Phantom starring Charles Dance, I find that I am very fond of his voice, which is both powerful, beautiful, and rather angelic in its own ways; also, his sense of humor is amazingly droll and overall enjoyable, as is his lair and romantic ways. Plus, he's a little out of it to match the Phantom's slightly unmental state. So the percentages of different Phantoms used for my typical, perfect Phantom are: 42 percent Gerik, 38 percent Charles Dance, and 20 percent ALW Broadway version. Mainly because I like the fedora, and much prefer the deformity, as well as the power in Michael Crawford's voice.
As for Gerik's deformity, I do admit that it was much less worse then it should've been. However, in the movie, if ALW (for he DID work with them on that 2004 movie) had portrayed it as he did in the onstage version, I believe that many of the critics would've gone after him even worse then before, saying that he made the deformity much too unrealistic, as Broadway is one thing (i.e Beauty and the Beast, fiction, that sort of thing and affecting sight at distances alone), but film another entirely. SO he made it more realistic and probable a deformity as one would likely be born with back then, and he made it very similar to a disease known as Sturge-Weber's Disease, I believe, which afflicts the face in a similar manner to that which was seen in the movie. Plus, it heightened the effect of the vanity of the Parisian culture and how it influenced the entire culture and nature of the characters as seen in the movie, AS WELL AS made the Phantom's story that much more tragic; he was hated and shunned for his entire life by one small flaw which he could not control having. But, as I said, I do agree that it was a LITTLE under-done, so in my stories, picture it as a much worse affliction, combining stage version, Destler horror version, Gerik, and a little bit of acid wear perhaps. But always Broadway half-mask, and on Gerik. ;) Think of it as this, if you will: 65 ALW deformity, 33 Gerik deformity, and 2 Destler unfortunality.
Fav Christine: A cross between Brightman, Polo, and Rossum. Here are my thoughts: Brightman had a very beautiful, powerful, and lovely voice, but Rossum had more innocence about her, and a much clearer, albeit much less stronger, voice. I agree with the looks though, so my Christine will usually be chocolate curls, blue/brown eyes, and fairly young and slender. I am also partial to Teri Polo's performance, as her voice was absolutely lovely in opera when she sang some herself. Also, when it comes to Christine, she WILL usually have some form of control and brain about her. Usually. Percentage: 40 percent Brightman, 35 percent Teri Polo (for voice and brain), and 25 percent Rossum.
"Fav" Raoul (blegh): Patrick Wilson meets the guy who did Phillipe in the miniseries Phantom. I am like any Phangirl; I do not like the Fop, and believe that he should die. However, I do possess some sympathy towards him, and believe him a victim of the 'wrong place at the wrong time' philosophy. In my opinion, he would've been better off with Meg or some dancer in the movie then Christine, but such is life. But to please all, usually at some point in my stories, he will get minorly hurt, like stepping on a rake, getting hit with a rampant branch or rock, hitting his head on the roof of a carriage or car, getting slammed in the face by a door, tripping and falling flat on his face, breaking a nail, and etc. ;P
I like the 2004 Meg and Madame Giry, the managers, Buquet, and Carlotta (if someone could even like that little toad, LOL). But I also like Kay's Nadir and usually will include him in my stories, because we all admit that Erik needs a friend and some form of sensible conscience. So...yeah.
Now, as I have recently been profile-searching, in desire of finding what funny, deep, poignant, or downright random quotes people have posted so that I may have something interesting to say or bring up or ponder over the next day, I came across this particular argument defending the movie as posted by VampPhan, formerly known as ECvampirephantom. I found myself intrigued and amused, and so, to show my support for her opinions and the 2004 movie, I post the argument she has made below. If you agree with this argument, copy the above paragraph, and make sure to include that it was VampPhan who came up with these brilliant responses to those obvious, overused arguments that people take against the genius that was the 2004 movie. Enjoy it, for I most certainly did.
Okay, this is what I have to say...despite what you may think, it was made for more reasons than than to attract younger audiences and make "stupid, hormonally-charged, squealing phangirls" take over. Actually, there are less 2004 fans than Leroux OR MC. Before you start screaming at me for my views, your statements have most likely been answered:
Statement: "Gerard's voice sucked"
Response: Since that is a matter of opinion, here is mine...Michael Crawford was previously a comedy actor. Gerry has done many different genres. Seriously, high, squeaky, comedic voice vs. deep, emotional, human voice...hm. (I disagree slightly with this myself; if any of you have heard Michael's voice before which i am positive that you have, you will know that he has a beautiful voice. But I still like Gerry's a lot because most people are preferential to their first Phantom)
Statement: "His deformity wasn't bad enough" (and you still think that sunburn joke is sooo original)
Response: Think about the time period. People back then were not phangirls who know about science and have probably seen worse. Those people were very religious and thought any deformity (especially of the face) was a curse of the Devil. Also, the musical's version was made for distance, so the far-away audience could see it better. The movie has close-ups, which doesn't require such dramatic make-up.
Statement: "Emmy looked like a goldfish/Deer in the headlights"
Response: Erik is supposed to be entrancing her, luring her in. She doesn't have many thoughts. Also, if you thought you had seen an angel, you'd be staring too. And Sarah stared more than Emmy did. At least Emmy looked more entranced and seduced than Sarah--Sarah just looked shocked. (then again, I would be too if MC was feeling up my boobs.) (Although, to be fair, I think that a LOT of Phangirls on here would die to have Michael feel them up)
Statement: "Emmy was too young"
Response: Hello! She's sixteen in all versions! Of course she's going to be young!
Statement: "Gerard was too muscular"
Response: He travels five flights of stairs to get anywhere, he can climb ropes, AND has the capacity to kill a person. I think a person who could do all of that would be very well-built.
Statement: "Gerard was too tan"
Response: Did you notice how dark the kid version of him was at the fair? He already had a dark complexion, which he cannot change. And I personally would rather him be "too tan" than covered in so much white make-up (MC!!) that you can't tell the difference between the mask and the rest of his face. (This I kinda agree with, cause in the Broadway version, they mention that the Phantom went to Persia and built a torture chamber, and seeing as how Persia is very very hot and sunny, MC would've gotten a lasting tan, or at least one would think so, anyways).
Statement: "That movie caused all of the Phantom world to turn into screaming teenage girls who can't spell for crap and write dumb stories.
Response: Oh really? Just because you are a glorified Leroux-thumper or MC-fan doesn't mean your stories are automatically a gift from god. Some of those fans write poorly too. It depends on the person, not their preferences.
Statement: "You're stupid if you like that movie."
Response: You're stupid if you think this entire paragraph was directed specifically to you.
If you laughed at anything in the above argument, send your praises to VampPhan. She is, indeed, the bomb.
Most of my stories will probably be modern, because most of my ideas/plot bunnies occur in that time span. However, the longer I am on this sight, the more ideas I keep getting for alternate endings, plot twists, etc.
On, and just to clarify... no, I do not own anything according to rights from Phantom of the Opera. Just posters, a couple books, movie soundtrack, poster, and shmexy dreams involving Gerik (or Charles Dance, depends on the mood; even on occasion Michael Crawford), showers, red roses with black ribbons, silk sheets, chocolate, and a video camera. -blushes- ;D
Well, I will now bid you good day. Good day!