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Author has written 17 stories for Companions Quartet, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Discworld, Maximum Ride, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter.
Due to various health issues, work on novels and actual work (which crept up whilst I wasn't looking, tapped me on the shoulder and told me to start refreshing my extraordinarily rusty maths...) I'm going to be a bit slower on my updates (if that is in fact possible). Apologies to the wonderful people who are persevering with my stories, I promise I will return at some point soon!
I'm Ellie, and my fandoms include:
The Discworld Series
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Dirk Gently Series
Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus
The Hunger Games
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
His Dark Materials
The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle
And a lot more on top of that.
I have a tendency to write far too many stories at once (hence the nine I'm currently working on, not counting the odd one-shots and songfics that are going on in the background), so I'm not very good at consistently updating, but I'm working on it. Any advice as to which ones I should update first would be welcome, thanks.
Okay, I have decided to write an update list in a vague attempt to convince people that I am still alive and occasionally writing. Here goes:
Bird Kid from the Big Apple: Astoundingly enough, I've found a plot. Not necessarily a very good one, but I digress.
How to Lose a Girl in 10 Days: Currently being rewritten.
I've Been Trying To Say...: Frankly, this one is anybody's guess. It's at points like these that I think maybe having an idea before you start writing is a good plan. Any tips, hints or verbal abuse to get me going again are welcome.
Locked In: We're getting to the exciting bit now...updates as soon as I find Secret of the Sirens again.
The Maximum Songbook: This is unlikely to get finished, ever.
The Ultimate Question: I've struck a bit of Writer's Block here, but bear with me because it's about to get interesting...(finally).
Universals: Right, I'm going to keep updating on this one, but once I've finished I'm going to take it down and rewrite it completely, because frankly Astrid couldn't be more of a Mary-Sue if she tried...
As always, any suggestions/advice/threats are always welcome :)
The Seemingly Endless Copy and Pastes...
If you have a really great friend(s) you've met over the internet and think that the paranoid people who say you shouldn't talk to people over the internet should go shove their megaphones somewhere unpleasant, copy and paste this into your profile and add your name to the list. Neassa, anime-adorer2006, WinterLoveSong,otherrealmwriter,thunderthighs, Angelmail, Mbali97
They say "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." Well, I think the guns help. If you stood there and yelled BANG, I don't think you'd kill too many people.
One day, will look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject
I'm not crazy! You're just jealous because the voices don't talk to you.
Don't follow in my footsteps, I tend to walk into lamposts.
I am the girl that doesn't go to school dances, or games, and when I do go, I sit in a corner and read a book. I am the girl that people look through when I say something. I am the girl that spends most of her free time reading, writing, or doing other activities that most teenagers wouldn't call normal. I am the girl that people call weird and a freak either behind my back or to my face. I am the girl that doesn't spend all her time on MySpace,or talking to a girlfriend on a cellphone or regular phone. I am the girl that hasn't been asked out in a year. I am the girl that has stopped to smell the flowers and jump and splash in the rain. BUT I am also the girl who knows and is proud to be who she is, doesn’t care if people call her weird (it's a compliment),who loves reading and writing and doing the things that no one seems to have the time to do any more, who loves and is obsessed with the Companions Quartet, who can express herself better with words than actions, who doesn't need a guy to complete her, and knows the importance of the little things. Copy and paste this onto your account, and add your name to the list, if you are anything like me, so the girls who are different, beautiful, and unique can know in their weakest time that they are unique but not alone.:HarryArtemis1220, edwardcullenissosexy, Mikiness-Teh-Goddess, Kawaii-Inu-Mimi, hungrylikethewolf1994, ellaoptimistic, Darling Summers, Angelmail, Mbali97
Pluto was declared no longer a planet on August 27 of 2006 just because it was 'too small' and 'off its orbit' for a couple scientists' likings. If you still think Pluto should be a planet then copy and paste this to your profile. LONG LIVE PLUTO!
Right, this is...The Quote Wall! Probably doesn't deserve the capitals, but you know, anything to bring excitement into my life.
"Nine hundred years of phone box travel and it's the only thing left that surprises me. You're ringing. How can you be ringing? You're not even a real phone!" - 9, The Empty Child
"Oh, this and that. Became the imaginary friend of a future French aristocrat, picked a fight with a clockwork man...Oh, and I met a horse." - 10, The Girl in the Fireplace
"This is my timey-wimey detector. Goes ding when there's stuff. Also it can boil an egg at thirty paces." - 10, Blink
"He saves planets, rescues civilizations, defeats terrible creatures ... and runs a lot. Seriously, there is an outrageous amount of running involved." - Donna, The Sontaran Stratagem
"Yeah, listen, listen, got to dash... things happening. Well... four things. Well... four things and a lizard." - 10, Blink
"I'm looking for a blonde in a union jack. I mean a specific one, I didn't just wake up this morning with a craving." - 9, The Empty Child
"We are now no longer the Knights who say Ni."
"And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats and large chu..."
" ...You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest... WITH... A HERRING! "
"The great advantage of the tiger in unarmed combat is that he eats not only the raspberry-laden foe but also the raspberries"
"Tarquin Fintim-Limbim-Whimbim-Lim Bus Stop-F'Tang-F'Tang-Olé-Biscuit-Barrel."
Interviewer: "Good evening. I have with me in the studio tonight one of the country's leading skin specialists, Raymond Luxury Yacht."
Things to do in an Elevator
1. Greet everyone with a warm handshake and ask him or her to call you Admiral.
Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity
1. In the memo field of all of your cheques, write "For smuggling diamonds".
2. Finish all of your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy".
3. Sing along at the opera.
4. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party because you're not in the mood.
5. Tell your children over dinner, "Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go."
WHAT TO DO IN AN EXAM YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO FAIL ANYWAY:
1. Get a copy of the exam, run out screaming "Andre, Andre, I've got the secret documents!!"
2. On the answer sheet find a new, interesting way to refuse to answer every question. For example: I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that it conflicts with my religious beliefs. Be creative.
3. Run into the exam room looking about frantically. Breathe a sigh of relief. Go to the instructor, say "They've found me, I have to leave the country" and run off.
4. Every 5 min. stand up, collect all your things, move to another seat, and then continue with the exam.
5. If the exam is math/sciences related, make up the longest proofs you could possible think of. Get pi and imaginary numbers into most equations. If it is a written exam, relate everything to your own life story.
6. Bring cheat sheets FOR ANOTHER CLASS (make sure this is obvious... like history notes for a calculus exam... otherwise you're not just failing, you're getting kicked out too) and staple them to the exam, with the comment "Please use the attached notes for references as you see fit."
7. Wear a superman outfit under your normal clothes. 30 minutes into the exam, jump up and answer your phone, shouting "What? I'm on my way!!". Rip off your outer clothes and run out of the room. Strike a pose first for added effect.
8. Complete the exam with everything you write being backwards at a 90 degree angle.
9. Order catering. The catering company should come in about halfway through the test, and should include at least three waiters, eight carts of food, and five candelabras.
I like you. When I rule the world your death will be quick and painless.
It's you and me against the world... WE ATTACK AT DAWN!!
Life isn't passing me by, it's trying to run me over.
I'm not so good at advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?
On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down." (Too late!)
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating." (As night follows day . . .)
On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." (But wouldn't this save me more time?)
On Boot's Children Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)
On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (One would hope.)
On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only." (As opposed to what?)
On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use." (I gotta admit, I'm curious.)
On Sainsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts." (Talk about a news flash.)
On artificial bacon: "Real artificial bacon bits". (So we don't get fake fake bacon. Oh no, we get real fake bacon.)
I'm that girl
The one that likes books more than boys.
The one who pretends not to be sad, just to make others happy
The one who always wonders what she did wrong
The one who writes to escape
The one who just wants to help
The one that really wants to make a difference
The one that sticks to her values
The one that refuses to believe that this is it
The one that will do anything to make a better tomorrow
The one who won't give in
The one won't give up
-by linguisticsrock, Copy and Paste if you can relate to this.
If you've made it this far, congratulations! I think most people give up after about twenty copy and pastes. I did.
Thanks to Darling Summers, Angelmail, CopyCatsHurtfulKisses, Sapphire Oceans, xpskl, Coloured-Mess, As If You Cared, GreatWolfFanatic, siriusly chibi, LemonBubble, Minimog16uk, Nimbus Llewelyn, Hornswaggler, Loads of Randomness and Call Me Bitter for putting up with my drivel.
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