Author has written 47 stories for Harry Potter, Twilight, Psych, and Criminal Minds.
Hi! I'm Alexis. Basically, my life consists of school, reading, writing, and tea. I'm a 21-year-old college athlete, which means that I have approximately zero free time, so this is my advance apology for gaps in updates. I'm also a chronic insomniac, so that might make up for it a little? (Probably not.)
I'm a perpetually-late, eternally-exhausted lover of books, softball, language-learning, tea, antiques, chocolate, cats, junk food, sarcasm, photography, words, history, philosophy, writing, and life. Aspiring neuroscientist, traveler, author, and scholar.
"Laughter is the evidence that we're still here, the proof that our tragedies will not define us forever. Laughter is the language of the survivor." (Josh James Riebock)
"When you're a kid, they tell you it's all... grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better." (Doctor Who)
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up." (Louise Erdrich)
"Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there." (Sarah Dessen)
"The most fascinating people in the world are the people who are most fascinated by the world, and those same people are the ones who change the world." (Josh James Riebock)
"You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change." (Harper Lee)
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us." (Charles Bukowski)
"You can't make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that." (Warsan Shire)
"Life is a matter of knowing which vows matter most and which ones you're better off without. Sometimes it's the broken vows that let us know how far we've come." (Josh James Riebock)
"It's only impossible if you stop to think about it." (The Pirates! Band of Misfits - adorable movie btw)
"When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'One word at a time,' and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That's all. One stone at a time. But I've read you can see that motherfucker from space without a telescope." (Stephen King)
"Relationships can't ever really start over. Can they? Yes, in song lyrics, in big promises, in a metaphorical sort of way, but not in actuality. Hearts don't work that way, like an Etch A Sketch." (Josh James Riebock)
"Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose." (C.S. Lewis)
"I've always had a bit of a crush on words, admired them, envied them, the way they can come together as the ultimate team, the ultimate organization, elastic in every way, capable of so much, capable of anything. Words can walk through walls. They can make things disappear. They can raise the dead. Words are giants, able to lift people up, carry them to the stars, and tear planets apart, grinding even the strongest person into dust... Words, stories, imagination - they've sustained me. They've sustained all of us." (Josh James Riebock)
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), / It's always ourself we find in the sea." (E.E. Cummings)
"As a six-year-old, you're called a liar when you tell a story that you know isn't true. But if you can keep telling stories and wait just a few more years, people will eventually call you a writer. Even when they know your stories aren't true." (Wiley Cash)
"The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it SHALL NOT deter me." (Abraham Lincoln)
"The fight must go on. The cause . . . must not be surrendered at the end of one or even one hundred defeats." (Abraham Lincoln)
"A friend isn't someone who lets us be ourselves. No! A friend is someone who will die to keep us from becoming anyone else, someone who fights for us against a world that is constantly trying to shrink us into shelved canisters labeled 'how you're supposed to be.' A friend does everything possible to make sure we become who we are made to be - nothing less, nothing more." (Josh James Riebock)
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." (Thomas Jefferson)
"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth, now go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers and saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, her, or anybody. Cowards do that, and that ain't you! You're better than that!" (Rocky Balboa)
About a Boy is FINISHED! (*distant screaming*)
Stars: Chapter 8 is coming soon!
There's a few new stories I'm writing, but probably won't start uploading until I have them mostly completed. So..
Yes. I believe that is all.