Author has written 26 stories for Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Persuasion, Emma, Tuck Everlasting, and Monty Python.
Hello, how long has it been since my last update? Too long. My computer crashed a while ago and I lost quite a few of my files. I don't want to get people's hopes up with a false update so I'll write this here.
What I had: Ch. 2 of Single Servings, the next chapter for all of my in progress works, new chapter stories anywhere from 25 to 75% completed, a few mostly finished oneshots, origanal stories in progess, some school work (but nothing too important, though I lost some speaches two days after I gave them).
What I lost: EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE!
So, where have I been? Well, have you ever seen months of hard work disapear without a trace? It really sucks. I lost most of my drive to write. So I'm taking a break from fanfiction for a bit. Sorry to everyone waiting for an update, but I just can't do it right now. Hopefully I will be back to work shortly.
No, my name is not Barney. I have yet to meet any girl with the name Barney. For any of you that are wondering, my user-name refers to the purple and green dinosaur (long story).
Some things about me, well... I don't know. My favorite color is green. What else do you really need to know?
I love lizards, spiders, bugs, snakes, worms and just about everything that stereotypically frightens girls. I can't stand dogs, cats or hamsters. I absolutely abhor shopping of any kind, especially clothes shopping. I can't draw to save my life and you never, ever want to hear me sing. I don't understand fashion, and if you find that I don't describe clothing for my characters, that's why. I have a 4.0 gpa and I want to become a published author for some of my original stories.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when authors put the numerals for numbers instead of writing out the word. I mean, seriously, it actually takes less effort to type the word ten, for instance, than to move your hand to the numbers and type 10. Really, how many of you out there can't spell ten, or four, or six? How much time and effort does it save? Plus, it looks so unprofessional. Grammatically speaking, you should spell out every number over two words long (according to MLA standards, not sure about APA). This means spelling out all numbers to one hundred and even some beyond. Please, please spell out your numbers. It makes your story much more pleasing to the eye.
I have never been in love, nor do I have much experience in mutual like. Most of my stories are romances, but most of my knowledge base for them comes from books, movies, fanfiction or my own imagination.
Reading and writing are my passions. I discovered FanFiction at the beginning of 2010 and have been hooked ever since. My search for fanfiction started after reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time. After I read that book, it quickly became my favorite book of all time, and exposed a romantic side of me I never knew existed. I read the book again, but I wanted more, so I looked up fanfiction and here I am. =) My first story (which was actually The Look of Love) was started before this, but I waited to post it, instead I posted the story that was farther along. Since then I have been following many P&P stories, but recently I have also branched out into the other Austen, Fairy Tales, Jane Eyre and North and South. P&P will always be my favorite. (Though I've written one, I've never actually read a Harry Potter fic. It's on my to-do list.)
Writing (past, present and future):
My first two stories (Sweet Dreams and The Look of Love) were both spawned from the same chapter. The Look of Love was written first, but I wanted to add in the fainting, so I changed it into what is currently published. Later I took the old draft and developed a plot line for it too. Just a random fact if you're interested.
I have yet to add a disclaimer to any of my stories. This is not done because I own anything, I just forget each time. So let me say it right here,
I don't own anything.
There, now there is no need for the disclaimers which I will, no doubt, forget to add to coming chapters and stories.
I will never abandon a story unless it is absolutely necessary. If I do abandon a story, I will leave an author’s note explaining the reason and make sure that it is absolutely clear it has been abandoned. If you don't see ABANDONED in bold letters somewhere in the story, but the update doesn't seemed to ever come, just relax and know that life has interfered and that I will continue as soon as possible.
I have received replies to nearly all of my One-Shots asking me to continue them. If you are wondering about that let me just put my opinion of that here. Eventually I may play around with the stories, expanding them, but for now they are going to stay as they are. If I had a story planned for them they wouldn't be published yet. It may still happen one day when I'm bored, but for now they will remain One-Shots. My reasoning behind that is stated below.
Being very scatterbrained, I have 50+ story ideas in various stages of progress, not including the ones published. And new ideas are coming all the time. I foresee many new stories being published in the future, mostly for P&P.
Books I like:
Far too many to be listed. But I can give you my top 15 all time favorite books.
1) Pride and Prejudice
3) Animal Farm
4) North and South
5) Much Ado About Nothing
6) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
7) Jane Eyre
8) The Hobbit
9) The Picture of Dorean Gray
10) The Phantom of the Opera
11) The importance of Being Earnest
12) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
13) The Count of Monte Cristo
15) Romeo and Juliet
Have any of you ever read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? That was easily one of the worst books I have ever read, (and I've read quite a few). Crude jokes and disgusting descriptions, that goes perfectly with Austin. NOT! I had to immediately read P&P again to remind myself that good literature does exist. If you've never read the book take my advice, don't. To someone who loves P&P as much as I do, the book was nothing short of blasphemy.
Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Orwell, Anne Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie, Lois Lowery, Tolken, J K Rowling, Roald Daul, Shakespeare, Alexandre Dumas
Darcy and Elizabeth (Greatest love story of all time!)
Least Favorite Original Parings-
Mr and Mrs Elton
Characters Who Didn't Deserve to Die-
Fred Weasley, Dumbledor, Twichtip, Lupin, Tonks, Boxer, Tick (or was it Tock?), Snape, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Boromir, Smeagol (Golem definitely deserved to die, but not Smegal.), Mr Hale, Mr Bell, Sybil Vane, Basil Hallward, the Little Mermaid, the Tin Soldier, Jo, Lady Dedlock
Fun Words to Say-
Hullabaloo, Foible, Spadix, Blubber, Gazebo, Bouffant, Macadamia, Edible, Spatula, Tuberculosis, Bulbous, Hubbub, Beluga, Mukluks, Galoshes, Gabardine
"The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution." -Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
"Do, or do not. There is no ‘Try’" –Yoda
"I can resist everything except temptation." -Oscar Wilde
"Those who do not complain are never pitied" -Pride and Prejudice
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." -Animal Farm
"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which." -Animal Farm
"Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much." -Much Ado About Nothing
"How much better is it to weep with joy than to joy at weeping!" -Much Ado About Nothing
"'A sailor chooses the wind that takes the ship from a safe port. Ah, yes, but once you're aboard, as you have seen, winds have a mind of their own. Be careful, Charlotte, careful of the wind you choose.'" -The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings." -Jane Austen
"Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he's got." -Josh Billings
"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time." -Steven Wright
"His heart was like a sensitive plant, that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind." -The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
"She sat like patience on a monument, smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed?" -Twelfth Night
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." -Twelfth Night
"It left us speechless, quite speechless I tell you, and we have not stopped talking of it since" -Emma (the 1996 movie)
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." -Oscar Wilde
"Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books, but love from love, toward school with heavy looks." -Romeo and Juliet
"Before you fall in love, make sure there is someone to catch you."
"God bless us every one."- Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol)
"There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live...the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope." -The Count of Monte Cristo
"All generalizations are dangerous, even this one." -Alexandre Dumas
"Birthdays are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live."
"But before balloons, save for spasmodic jumping and the inequalities of the surface, man had no freedom of vertical movement." -The Time Machine (Kinda an inside joke)
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility." -The Importance of Being Earnest
"Nothing annoys people so much as not receiving invitations." -The importance of Being Earnest
"Well, I must say, Algernon, that I think it high time that Mr. Binbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or to die. This shilly-shallying with the question is absurd." -The importance of Being Earnest
"Ignorence is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever." -The importance of Being Earnest