Author has written 3 stories for Samurai Champloo.
Name:... wouldn't you like to know. Okay, okay so it starts with "K" and ends in "arina" if you still can't figure it out then your on your own.
Age: 23 years old soon to be 24 but no one believes me everyone thinks I'm 19 at the most, guess it's not such a bad thing I'm still hanging on to the whole fountain of youth idea for as long as I can!!
Nationality: Mexican-American and lovin' it. My ancestors did create the calender after all! I think we also predicted the end of the world, whoa scary...
Description: I'm not too tall but not too short either, okay so I'm 5'2. It could be worse, I could be 4'2, still doesn't help when I'm one of the shortest in the house. A lot of my family is shockingly tall, so depressing...anyways, I'm light brown skinned and have brown curly, curly hair. Used to be hard to manage but has gotten a lot easier to take care of what with all the new hair care products I have. My hair is pretty long especially when it is straitened! Dark brown eyes and I'm slender! So there you have it, and as for style I wear what ever feels comfortable, 'er well whatever isn't too wrinkled...not too much of a fan of ironing!
Hometown: Small town that is beginning to become annoyingly over populated, I really am more of a small town kind of girl!! By the way did I spell "annoyingly" right? Oh well, I should use spellcheck! _
Goals/Destination in life: To be a good if not great teacher/nurse which ever comes first, and I am open to traveling to a different state to fulfill my goals!
Hobbies: sorry to many to list but I am pretty open to doing new and exciting things, anything I can laugh about later!
Now to the good stuff...
...why did I join fanfiction.net? well I was really into this story by this really great author and I followed her story about the relationship between Uncas and Alice from the Last of the Mohicans when I came across some of her other stories that led me to fanfiction.net and BAMMM!! One thing led to another and I was hooked to a variety of stories! Some of the writing of these stories amazes me, I can't believe the depth to some of these stories. The writers really are inspiring, obviously they have some serious creativity to go off of one story line and create a whole new storyline! There are alot of gifted writers who are aspiring novelists, I mean seriously some of this stuff should be published and hollywood should be contacted, though very rarely is a good written story conveyed accordingly on screen! So now I am a fanfic.net addict and have a great number of authors growing in my favorites section!!
Favorite Movies: Last of the Mohicans obviously, I love my Uncas!! 13th warrior which was in my opinion an underrated film. Smoke Signals is an amazingly beautiful film. LOTR Trilogy, Harry Potter Trilogy (yes, yes I am a fan), C.of Narnia, mmmmm what else?...Oh yeah the Motorcycle Diaries, and I really loved Apocalypto! Mulan, Pocahontas, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Nothing to Lose...well I'm sure there are more but this list could go on forever!
Favorite books: Twilight series, THE HOBBIT, Amy Tan books, I thought that I would read Coopers LOTM just for Uncas but the book was hideously unreadable that I'll just stick to watching the movie and forget it ever happened, presently I am reading the book The Shack and it is truly beautiful. You have to read it!
Favorite Peom: Forgiving our Fathers by Dick Lourie, I was first introduced to it at the end of the film Smoke Signals, it is a must read peom and must see movie. This is the movie version:
How do we forgive our Fathers?
Maybe for scaring us with unexpected rage
Do we forgive our Fathers for marrying or not marrying our Mothers?
And shall we forgive them for their excesses of warmth or coldness?
Do we forgive our Fathers in our age or in theirs
If we forgive our Fathers what is left?
Favorite color: hmm...can't choose one, but I like summer colors and I do like the color red. Preferably on my nails!
Favorite Food: used to love chinese food but now I am doing my best to try one burger from every place in town, and no I am not hidiously overweight I eat them in extreme moderation. I do love Italian food, spagetti and garlic bread are my faves at the moment, and of course life isn't the same without grannies tamalies! Yes I am a Mex-American afterall, can't live with out tamalies and in my case the stereotype is true I love rice and bean burritos, please no cheap shots or low blows peeps!!...oh and before I forget I don't care too much for chocolate unless it's in my milk, ice cream, smore, or unless it's in a Twix candy bar!
Pairings I love: UncasMe (tee-hee-hee_) or UncasAlice(LOTM), ArwenAragorn(LOTR), AliceJasper,RosalieEmmett(Both couples from Twilight), PaulRachel (ALSO Twilight)
Pairings I don't so much like: JacobRennesme and EmilySam (sorry guys I just think that this isn't how it should have gone, For a few simple reasons ...1. I was really ef'ed that Jake spent all that time loving the mother only to end up with the daughter, 2. Leah deserved a better break, 3. Emily shouldn't have betrayed her fav cuz like that, and 4. Sam really hurt Leah!!
...sorry guys I don't mean to be a hater. I know this is the way it went and there is nothing that can be done about it but I still feel things could have ended differently, but I still like all the characters and I have nothing against them. In fact Jacob happens to be the guy I like better than that Edward Cullen, eeewwwwww!! Come on Bella, you should have stuck with Jake!! Go Team Jacob!! I run with wolves!!
Fanfics I am interested in are: those of Last of the Mohicans, Twilight, 13th warrior and I am trying to read other ones but for now these are what I am reading. If you can recommend anything feel free to!!
Favorite actresses (sorry for misspelling) Cate Blachett, Julianne Moore, Laura Linney, Susan Sarandon, Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Madeline Stowe, Tilda Swinton, Kate Winslet, THE LATES Audrey and Katherine Hepburn, and a great lady Lauren Bacall...and the list continues
Favorite actors(sorry again) Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Benicio Del Toro, Pacino, De Niro, Pesci, Harrison Ford, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Hanks who I think is one of the most gracious men alive, Paul Newman and Humphrey Bogard (RIP), and Wes Studi is another amazing actor who should have won an oscar for Magua in LOTM.
Lets have some fun...
Addams Family Values
Addams Family Values
Red: Why don't you follow his lead and just chill out, man?
Dale Denton: while hiding in the woods, on the run from Ted's henchmen Even if he found that roach, how could he find us?
Saul: Let's roll, man! I'm done with the woods! Let's go! C'mon, man, let's get the fuck outta' here!
Dale Denton: You killed my ear!
I'll add more quotes later...
Oh wait here's one:
From the Film: Were No Angels can be viewed here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcf62cO_TlE&feature=related
Father Browns (Sean Penn) speech to the crowd: In this scene he is in front of everyone not having prepared a speech and terrified because he isn't Father Brown at all but an escaped convict along with De Niro in this film. He is terrified because he has never been a religious man and doesn't know what to say, but he happens to have a brochure in his bible about an encounter with a bear, which he begins to read out loud:
Have you ever felt
"Alone in a world
"of danger, and no one
"Danger on every hand,
"and at the brink of death,
What did I find?
(flips the brochure over and realizes it's an add for guns, then has an epiphany, and realizes that he understands all too well how his fears are the same fears that the people have and openly expresses them)
There's nothing there.
It's all in your head.
Well, they can take the money
They can take the position
I don't know, they can whip you.
People turn their back on you.
Everything happens to everybody.
And you ain't gonna find nothing
that can stave it off.
Nothing can stave it off!
affliction... we say "power."
Power doesn't do it.
"Cause you'll never have enough!
You know anybody who has enough?
Everyone has that sadness
Some people are meant
It seems like they are.
Is God good?
I don't know.
All I know is...
And maybe you deserve it.
People have guilty...
But if that's yours, that you
Well, that's not so bad.
Now on to inspiration stuff:
The Serenity Prayer goes like this:
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference."
I just drove to Target and got the one, the only...!! Twilight DVD!! It came out today and I just had to buy it!! I got the 3-disc special edition, only at Target do they have the 3-disc special edition, everywhere else its 2-discs only!! I got it on sale too, it was like 17.98 plus tax
I can't wait to watch the special features, but alas, I have to work soon and have to wait until I get off work to watch it, woe is me!!(:p)
Go out and buy it, as soon as you can, I know that in some countries it isn't going to be released for a while and for those of you who are in that situation, I seriously feel for you guys! Still if you live in the USA then go get it!! AAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! I hate work!!
Updates: March 8, 2010
I'm barely updating?! AAhhhhhhhh!! Where have I been?! I got an email stating that I hadn't updated my profile in a while so I decided to do just that!
It's been nearly a year since I started visiting fanfiction.net and I still love it! My interests have however moved on. I still love anime, but the anime I am currently interested in is Samurai Champloo, my days of Trigun have fallen behind! I was also in love with Twilight and don't get me wrong I am still a fan of the series but I am focused on showing support to SamCham writers and I will continue to be for a very long time! I love the pairing of Fuu and Mugen! And yes...sorry but I am against the whole Fuu and Jin idea. These two do care for each other but it is more of a gardian type of relationship, sort of like little sis' big bro' relationship and best friend status. I know others will protest and say that they had many moments together such as the river scene but this was merely a moment where Fuu was feeling sad because she would part from Mugen and Jin and she especially didn't want to be parted from Mugen hence her line "that Jerk Mugen will..."
Fuu didn't want to be parted from Mugen because her feelings had developed into more than just some crush. Jin just wanted to comfort Fuu because he had already acknowledged her as a life long friend. I honestly believe that Jin is going to go look for Shino in three years time, these two need each other. Mugen and Fuu moments have always been strongest for me, her jealousy was at first like a little crush but it developed over time and as we saw in the later episodes she only cried when she believed Mugen was dead, but she didn't cry when she thought Jin was dead. Mugen was also the first one to always go and save her, and the final battle with him versus the three brothers he was in a state we have never seen him in. Giving up his weapon for her! That is what finally got me to accept that these two will definately meet up later on! Destiny just keeps throwing these two together again!
As for Mugen meeting up with Yatsuha later on in the future...she did say she was going to find him when their journeys were over but I find it difficult to believe that Mugen would become anything beyond a bed buddy with her. She works for the authorities and I don't think he would mend his ways to suit hers and I don't see Yatsuha changing her career for him either. Besides Yatsuha doesn't even know him, and I am sure once she found out how he really is she may not be so mind set in marrying him. It takes a special person to really love someone as hard to reach as Mugen, and it is even harder for Mugen to love that person in return, and I don't see any other person that could work for Mugen besides Fuu. Also, if some girl showed up saying she was going to marry Mugen, he would head for the hills! Of course he would first bed her then leave in the morning..LOL! Fuu on the other hand cares for Mugen as he is, she knows him and wouldn't expect him to completely change his ways. I think she would of course expect him to stop going to brothers thought!
Last but not least I DO NOT LIKE the Mugen and Jin pairings! I am sorry but these two didn't have that type of relationship with each other and I almost feel like people are getting the anime twisted. The creator of the SamCham show didn't intend for their relationship to become anything more than friendship. These two started as enemies and turned into rivals and then became friends/comrads (maybe still rivals...LOL). So it does bother me that there are so many fanfics trying to make them into a couple/lovers, if there are any couples/lovers it would be Mugen/Fuu, Jin/Shino, Mugen/Yatsuha, Jin/Fuu (I don't like the Mugen/Yatsuha pairing, or the Jin/Fuu pairing as I mentioned earlier). So I really hope that there is a rise in SamCham fanfics that really reflect the honesty of the pairings in the future.
Oh, and please no flames in terms of people not liking what I said about the pairing between Mugen and Jin, I am just stating the truth. - Luv4Uncas