Author has written 10 stories for Harry Potter, and Phantom of the Opera.
All I can say is that I have an obsessive personality. I graduated college in the spring of 06, getting my B.A in history.. Usually I can seem to work something involving my professional obsession into my personal ones. Hint, hint, Gettysburg PA is often the setting of various pieces; as is Rhossili in south Wales... Of my many obsessions, the ones that top the marquee are The Phantom of the Opera, the beautiful country of Wales; Gettysburg, anything by J.R.R. Tolkien, Wicked, and Harry Potter. Though currently, Doctor Who has become a vested interest of mine. Maybe it's because they film in Wales...
I am fascinated with real life personalities from the Civil War. Which is why the battle of Gettysburg ranks as one of my permanant fixations. The other is The Phantom of the Opera. So much so that I've got the mask tatooed on my back. Yeah, I think that counts as obsessive. I'm twenty-eight, born and bred on the wilds of the Illinois prairie. I vacilate between my natural Dark Irish looks, and a box of red hair dye when I'm bored. Currently I'm shading towards my natural dark color, with a few highlights earned while mowing for my grandparents, but that may change in a month or so. But sadly there isn't much I can do about the pale as moonlight skin, and I really don't want to change my freaky blue eyes with the golden rings 'round the pupil.
I am, as my brother calls me, a tree huggin' hippie. And when he calls me that, I tell him that I will turn him into a ringtail lemur. But I never do. The Rule of Three will always come back and bite you in the ass... But anyway, I am a witch and damn proud of it. And though they aren't likely to admit it, I've got quite a few practitioners of granny magic in my family tree. I learned magic (though they didn't call it that) at the knees of both my grannies. But the only love spells I want to weave are for the Phantom... He deserves them more than I do.
I like to quote Dorothy Parker and Lucy Maud Montgomery, and pretty much anything that pops into my head. Remember, the mask is a turn on, and I've never gotten a perfect rose, much less a perfect limosine.
I've seen it! I've seen it! I've seen it! And it was almost everything I could have hoped for. Nearly everyone in the theatre was crying by the end, myself included. I wanted to slap that girl for not loving him! Tell me, ladies, that you could look into those eyes that are so green they make your heart hurt, and NOT tell him, "yep, whatever you want, sugar!"! Inconceivable. But anyway... Once I'm out of my daze, and back to being capable of writing coherent passages.
All Through The Night is finished. Thanks to all those who have reviewed so far. The name comes from an old Welsh lullaby that was sung to me when I was little.
Gerard Butler is thoroughly delectible, but it is the mask which makes him irresistible. And you can quote me on that.
I've studied in Wales, and the pieces that I've written there are posted on www.fictionpress.com , so if you're really bored, you can go look at them. I'm especially proud of "I'm Not That Girl", and "Whar's M'Teeth?" (Please? Pretty please? looks soulfully out into cyberspace...)
And for the piece de resistance: I've been to Paris. Had some adventures in the Opera Garnier, and sat nearly atop Box Five (albeit three stories above- in the quatrieme loge)! And for future reference, the Opera Garnier is haunted. Whether or not by poor, unhappy Erik is still under debate; but after my experience... I tend to believe in the Phantom of the Opera.
Some Favorite quotes:
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise to perfect light. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." -- "The Old Astronomer to His Pupil"
"If you scratch the surface of a cynic, you will find a frustrated idealist." ( I don't know who wrote this, but I love it)
"You're pirates, go pillage something! Soap! Go pillage some soap!" (From my in the works Pirates fic)
"Wales is like a watercolour- all misty blues and greens"- From my essay for Creative Writing on "An American Student's Impressions of Wales"
"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." Sarah Williams "The Old Astronomer to His Pupil"
"In great deeds, something abides. On great fields, something stays..." Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
"...in our youth our hearts were touched with fire... the one and only success which it is his to command is to bring to his work a mighty heart.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm." Dorothy Parker "Fair Weather" (My current favorite quote.)
"Lips that taste of tears, they say, are the best for kissing." Dorothy Parker- "Threnody"
I'll add some more when I feel like it.
I've been writing more original stuff than fanfics lately, but never fear- "All Through the Night" is nearing completion... and I'm still working on "For What It's Worth"
2009 update: Also check out my DeviantArt works- they're under Battlefield-Angel
2010- Still trying to finish the last chapter of "All Through The Night"... it's well under way, I just have to fill in a couple gaps and polish it up a bit. I'm also working on a new Phantom story- "Northbound Train", in which Christine, driven to desperation by her two suitors, gets a letter offering her a chance to end things on her terms. All she has to do is gather her courage and board a northbound train.