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Joined 03-21-10, id: 2297117, Profile Updated: 10-25-15
Author has written 1 story for One Piece.

Hi people! I'm praeses.

Real Name- That's classified information.

Gender- I am indeed female.

Star Sign- Scorpio

Age- College Student. If you guess my correct age, you get a cookie of your choice.

About Me- I'm very laid back, almost lazy when it's something I don't want to do. I must admit I procrastinate when it comes to projects and schoolwork. I am a complete geek when it comes to anime, manga, video games, and books. Other than that I usually don't say much to other people besides my friends. Although since I don't talk too much, people tend to ignore me. I'm also bit of a perfectionist as well. It takes a lot to get me angry since I'm usually a very patient person. I hardly ever scream or raise my voice so me yelling is shocking to many people. I don't like yelling, it hurts my voice. As a common courtesy, please don't flame my stories. However, if you want to point out mistakes, like if someone is OoC, then please point it out and tell me what I can do to fix it. However, if you just vent your anger on me... I won't be too happy and I'll get mad... And I don't like being mad. And if you truly hate my stories, then DON'T READ THEM. No use in getting yourself worked up over one story out of like a million others. Please give me constructive criticism. I prefer that than to having anyone bash my characters. Also, give me some slack when updating. I do have school ya' know.


Quotes I've heard/read/etc.:

Writing:
"Writers have two main problems. One is writer's block, when the words won't come at all, and the other is logorrhea, when the words come so fast they can hardly get to the wastebasket in time." -I forgot.
"If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing." -Kingsley Amis
"Never let a domestic quarrel ruin a day's writing. If you can't start the next day fresh, get rid of your wife." -Mario Putzo
"Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care." -William Satre (Get it?)
"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it." -Moses Hadas (They forgot the 'in' so the meaning was changed.)
"Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger." -Franklin P. Jones
"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." -G. K. Chesterton (Have you ever seen a poem about cheese?)
"When a book and head collide and there is a hollow sound, is it always from the book?" -Georg Christoph Litchtenberg (Good question.)
"There are two kinds of books: those that no one reads and the ones that no one ought to read." -H. L. Mencken
"Exit, pursued by a bear." -Stage directions in Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' (I wonder how this worked out on stage...)
"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I took a course in speed reading and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It's about Russia." -Woody Allen
"A painter can hang his pictures, but a writer can only hang himself." -Edwar Dahlberg (...)
"The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing." -Martin Luther
"Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes." -John Le Carre

Environment:
"Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours.'" -Robert Byrne (True. I'm not a big fan of Winter. Of course I live in a state where there is a lot of freakin' snow in the winter. Hint: Not Alaska.)
"The weather forecast for tonight: dark." -George Carlin (Hehehe.)
"I shot an arrow into the air, and it stuck." -Graffiti in Los Angeles
"The town was so dull that when the tide went out it refused to come back in." -Fred Allen (Sounds like my town. Although we don't have a beach...)
"Help! I'm being held prisoner by my heredity and environment!" -Dennis Allen (This sounds like something I'd say.)

God:
"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards." -Mark Twain
"God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal." -Samuel Butler
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." -Napoleon
"Your chances of getting hit by lightning go up if you stand under a tree, shake your fist at the sky, and say, 'Storms suck!'" -Johnny Carson
"You make God sick." -Fortune cookie message received by Rick Reynolds
"If you don't count some of Jehovah's injunctions, there are no humorists in the Bible." -Mordecai Richler
"What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?" -Irv Kupcinet
"If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron." -Lee Trevino
"How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?" -Woody Allen
"Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer." -Mark Twain

Insanity:
"Schizophrenia beats dining alone." -Unknown
"When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're Schizophrenic." -Lily Tomlin
"When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane." -Hermann Hesse
"I don't really trust a sane person." -Lyle Alzado
"Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line of sanity and madness gotten finer?" -George Price (No, it has.)
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." -C. G. Jung
"After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, 'No hablo ingles.'" -Ronnie Shakes

Sarcasm:
"Ninety-nine percent of everything is crap." -Theodore Sturgeon
"If we see the light at the end of a tunnel. It's the light of an oncoming train." -Robert Lowell
"Wit is educated insolence." -Aristotle (Love this one)
"Cómo frijoles?"- Literally 'How have you bean?' -Unknown
"The big cities of America are becoming Third World Countries." -Nora Ephorn
"In San Francisco, Halloween is redundant." -Will Durst
"Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines." -David Letterman
"His performance is so wooden you want to spray him with Liquid Pledge." -A movie review from John Stark (Huh... Reminds me of Kirsten Stewart's performance in the Twilight Movies.)
"Is that a beard? Or are you eating a muskrat?" -Dr. Gonzo
"You can't beat City Hall, but you can drive by and egg it." -John Wagner (Note: Not a suggestion. Don't do it! Unless it's Mischief Night...)
"If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done." -Unknown
"As usual, your information stinks." -Telegram to 'Time' magazine form Frank Sinatra
"What the hell are you looking at?" -License plate slogan for New York as suggested by Steven Pearl
"It's a living." -Motto suggested for the U.S. Army by Mort Sahl
"You appeal to a small, select group of confused people." -Message in a fortune cookie
"The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television." -Unknown (Ever stay home during the day? Daytime TV sucks.)
"Life's bitch, and then you meet one." -Unknown
"When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults." -Brian Aldiss
"I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you." -Unknown

Food:
"Life is too short to stuff a mushroom." -Storm Jameson (WTF! I don't get it but it is funny...)
"I prefer my oysters fried; That way I know how my oysters died." -Roy Blount, Jr.
"Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat." -Garfield
"If it tastes good, it's trying to kill you." -Roy Qualley (True.)
"Where there's smoke, there's toast." -Unknown
"When compelled to cook, I produce a meal that would make a sword swallower gag." -Russel Baker

Stupidity:
"To err is human. And stupid." -Robert Byrne
"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."-Will Rogers
"Humorists always sit at the children's table." -Woody Allen
"Anything too stupid to be spoken is sung." -Voltaire (The philosopher not the singer.)
"Use an accordion, go to jail! That's the law!" -Bumper sticker
"A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't." -Unknown
"I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense." -H.L. Mencken
"The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of human civilization." -Attributed to Sigmund Freud
"People performing mime in public should be subject to citizen's arrest on the theory that the normal First Amendment protection of free speech has in effect been waived by someone who has formally adopted the policy of not speaking." -Calvin Trillin
"If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?" -Steven Wright
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein

Death:
"Death is nature's way of saying, 'Howdy.'" -Unknown
"The best way to get praise is to die." -Italian Proverb
"Defeat is worse than death because you have to live with defeat." -Bill Musselman
"There are worse things than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?" -Woody Allen
"Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult." -Edmond Gwenn on his deathbed.
“A young doctor means a new graveyard." -German proverb (Germans sound so cheery.)
"Assassins!" -Arturo Toscanini to his orchestra
"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should be challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him." -Mark Twain (Was he insane?)
"What died?" -Motto for New Jersey suggested by Steven Pearl
"Eat cheese or die." -Motto for Wisconsin suggested by Joel McNally
"I felt like poisoning a monk." -Umberto Eco on why he wrote 'The Name of the Rose'
"Nobody ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have while trying to write one."-Robert Byrne
"Why torture yourself when life will do it for you?" -Laura Walker
"Get out of here and leave me alone. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough already." -Last words of Karl Marx (allegedly)
"Grave, n. A place in which the dead are laid to await of the coming medical student." -Ambrose Bierce
"There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead." -Lord Thomas Robert Dewar (Very true)
"Psychics will lead dogs to your body." -Fortune Cookie (Imagine getting this as a fortune? The look on the person's face would be priceless.)

Cynicism:
"Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows." -David T. Wolf
"The cynics are right nine times out of twelve." -H.L. Mencken
"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock." -Will Rogers
"Keep things as they are-vote for the Sado-Masochistic Party." -Unknown

Love:
"Better a girl has beauty than brains because boys see better than they think." -Unknown (LOL)
"The greatest love is a mother's, then a dog's, then a sweetheart's." -Polish proverb
"Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists of principally dealing with men." -Joseph Conrad
“Brains are an asset, if you hide them." -Mae West
"Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke." -Lynda Barry
"Santa Claus has the right idea: Visit people once a year." -Victor Borge (Wish my cousins would do that...)
"Talking with a man is like trying to saddle a cow. You work like hell, but what's the point?" -Gladys Upham

Advice:
"Tell the truth and run."- Portuguese proverb (I find this one to be SO true.)
"Keep breathing."- Advice given by Sophie Tucker
"Never miss a good chance to shut up." -Scott Beach's grandfather
"We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." -Will Rogers
"An evil mind is constant solace." -Unknown
"Never mistake endurance for hospitality." -Unknown
"Remember that a kick in the ass is a step forward." -Unknown (very true.)
"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn." -Unknown (LMAO)
"Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person." -Unknown
"If you're already in a hole, it's no use to continue digging." -Roy W. Walters
"I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time." -Charles Schulz (So true, especially during finals week. Or the first few weeks of school...)
"The reverse side also has a reverse side." -Japanese proverb
"After three days, fish and guests stink."- John Lyly

Assorted:
"The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children." -Clarence Darrow
"Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt." -Herbert Hoover
"One day there will be only five kings left, hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs, and England."-King Farouk (Pick the one that doesn't belong.)
"Where but in Kenya can a man whose grandfather was a cannibal watch a really good game of polo?" -Marina Sulzberger (Wah?)
"Gardner's Law: Eighty-seven percent of all people in all professions are incompetent." -John Gardner
"There are 350 varieties of shark, not counting loan and pool." -L.M. Boyd
"The top T.V. shows in Russia are 'Bowling for You Food' and 'Wheel of Torture'." -Yakov Smirnoff (I'd watch 'Wheel of Torture'! It sounds good.)

Quotes From Books/Movies/and Abridged Series:
"They're looking at the wee little puppet man." -Spike from "Angel"- Episode: Smile Time
"'How to Come Out to Your Parents.' She read aloud. 'LUKE. Don't be ridiculous. Simon's not gay, he's a vampire.'" Clary -City of Ashes
"And then Buffy staked Edward. The End." -T-Shirt (Twilight needs to die!)
"Dead man found in Graveyard." -News headline (Lol)
"Riding with despair prohibited. Keep hopes up." -Subway sign
"Crap in bucket! I didn't plan for this!"- Marik Ishtar from "Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged" (*laughs*)
"For the last time we're not killing him! Even if we did those *EFF*tards would just censor it!"-Again, Marik Ishtar
"Mind Crush! Did I just kill a gay clown?"- Yami Yugi from "Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged"
"Screw the rules, I have money!"- Seto Kaiba from "Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged" (that was coming from a mile away...)
"In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five-hundred years of democracy and peace- and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock." --'The Third Man', it was a movie.

THE END: "If you have something important to say, for God's sake start at the end." -Sarah Jeannette Duncan



Top 20 Favorite Anime/Manga
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1. One Piece (I saw this before but never really got into it before I read about 490 chapters of a 650 series within a month while reading Rave Master.)

2. Ghost Hunt (Who doesn't like a good ghost story, also the Bloody Labyrinth arc FREAKED ME OUT!)

3. Ao no Exorcist/Blue Exorcist

4. Fairy Tail

5. Hell Girl

6. Soul Eater

7. Bleach

8. Blood Plus

9. Naruto

10. Darker than Black

11. Aquarion (Love the theme song.)

12. Rave Master

13. D.Gray-Man

14. Pumpkin Scissors (My aunt makes fun of this one...)

15. Fruits Basket (My family is cruel, they make fun of the title.)

16. Buso Renkin (I was glad to find a happy ending.)

17. Saiyuki (Kyaa! The guys in this show are kinda' hot. You know from anime perspective.)

18. Sailor Moon

19. Eden of the East

20. Black Butler/Kuroshitsugi (Sebastian, Undertaker, and Grell. That's all I have to say.)

A have a few more but, I won't list them. InuYasha is somewhere on my list, I guess I forgot about that one.

Video Games
- Kingdom Hearts, Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, Rune Factory, Muramasa the Demon Blade, and the Zelda series, to name a few. And Dark Cloud; I want a third one! Rogue Galaxy and Radiata Stories are my usual Summer time games. The Dragon Quest games are okay too. Also: Skyrim, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Persona 3, and Persona 4.

Favorite Books- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Howl's Moving Castle, Dragon's Keep, Going Bovine, and a lot more that I can't think of off the top of my head. I read a lot when I have the time.

Music- For Music sung in English I like: Evanescence, You Me At Six, Every Avenue, All Time Low, and Halestorm. I love Japanese music due to the lyrics. I love FLOW, ON/OFF, Do As Infinity, Tommy Heavenly6/The Brilliant Green, Abingdon Boys School, Stereopony, Spyair, Aqua Timez, UVERworld, Nightmare, 2PM, Funkist, and SCANDAL.

All Time Favorite Characters: (No particular Genre, show, Manga, or preference when listed)

1. Trafalgar Law (One Piece)

2. Ventuswill the Divine Wind (Rune Factory 4)

3. Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)

4. Portgas D. Ace (One Piece)

5. Rin Okumura (Ao no Exorcist)

6. Soul "Eater" Evans (Soul Eater)

7. Dylas (Rune Factory 4)

8. Leon (Rune Factory 4)

9. Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

10. Laxus Dreyar (Fairy Tail)

11. Zegram (Rogue Galaxy)

12. Shinjiro Aragaki (Persona 3)

13. Oliver (Ni No Kuni)

14. Kanda Yuu (D. Gray-man)

15. Kanji Tatsumaki (Persona 4)

16. Akihiko Sanada (Persona 3)

17. Grimmjow Jeagerjagues (Bleach)

18. Sieg Hart (Rave Master)

19. Urahara Kisuke (Bleach)

20. Sora (Kingdom Hearts)



My OC's

"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae."-Kurt Vonnegut
"A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it."-Danielle Steel

One Piece OCs:

Phantoms of the Underworld-

Mina:
An enigmatic twenty-one year old woman with a penchant for violence and sarcasm. She has sharp bronze eyes, dark brown hair that reaches just past her shoulders, and tan skin. She's a Grand Line native and seems to know quite a bit about a man named Simeon Conrad and how to spot fake maps. She used to work for a man named Alderman before he double crossed her and planned to kill her on the job. It didn't go quite as planned and now she's a member of the Heart Pirates. According to her, she's been strangled, tossed into trees, and even attacked by a tiger at one point in her life. No childhood information has been shared as of yet although she has spoken of being on a crew of treasure hunters before working for Alderman. She's a confirmed Devil Fruit user with the Tori Tori no Mi (or Bird Bird Fruit) Model: Harpy Eagle having been eaten. Her hybrid form features slate black feathers and large yellow talons. Gray plumage is on top of her head in the form. Full Transformation has yet to be seen. Further data is needed...

Arthur:
A rather intriguing man of unknown age and skills but is a former treasure hunter and an old acquaintance of Mina's. He's currently working as bartender for his bar "The Charming Angel". Claims to love people. All people to be specific, so he's a bit eccentric to say the least. He's in some sort of trouble with the King Pirates... More info will be added as he interacts with Mina and the Heart Pirates. Though I highly suggest reading Chapter 9 to get the full experience Arthur has to offer.

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Bones by Elielephant reviews
He saw her at Shabondy and found her interesting, so interesting that he wanted her on his crew. Thanks to her captain, his chance went flying by. But now, he found her at the most unexpected of places and he won't let that chance slip past him again.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 64,364 - Reviews: 1373 - Favs: 561 - Follows: 441 - Updated: 7/9 - Published: 9/10/2011 - T. Law, OC
Second Division Prohibitions by elvenarchress reviews
Crack!Fic The Whitebeard Pirates draw up a list of 150 things their beloved fire-using younger brother is forbidden from doing…He finds a lot more to do!
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 14 - Words: 14,267 - Reviews: 475 - Favs: 934 - Follows: 439 - Updated: 6/24/2013 - Published: 9/11/2010 - Ace - Complete
Loving Justice by Elielephant reviews
Returning back to Allison Base should have been easy for it was his home away from home, but it never did that. It caused him stress, and now this time, it will cause him even more stress thanks to a noisy little brother that thinks he can play match-maker.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,698 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/15/2013 - Published: 4/14/2013 - T. Law - Complete
Fireworks by roo17 reviews
Marco, Thatch, and Ace setting fireworks off. Marco begins to wonder why he even bothered to befriend the pyromaniac and the trouble maker. After all, nothing seems to go right when they're around. Especially when fireworks are involved.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,626 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/8/2012 - Ace, Marco, Thatch - Complete
5 Ways that Ace Didn't Die by evilchibis reviews
Five slightly crazy ways that Ace could have been saved.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,688 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 379 - Follows: 66 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Ace, Luffy - Complete
One Piece Marriage Prospects by xanimelover121x reviews
The essential little book of tips and tricks for those of you looking to land one of the numerous One Piece hotties.
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,347 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/15/2011 - Published: 2/5/2011
Zoro’s Directions by peroxidepest17 reviews
Correct file now! Zoro gives directions.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,098 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 1,561 - Follows: 161 - Published: 3/24/2009 - Sanji, Luffy - Complete
Phantoms of the Underworld reviews
Chasing legends usually gets you nowhere in life. Nowhere but in debt, broke, and running for said life courtesy of your former boss who just so happened to frame you for the murder of the head of the local black market. Piracy? In a yellow submarine? Eh, sure. It's not like I have anything better to do anyway... Warning: Violence, blood, and bad language! Law/OC eventually
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 83,103 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 174 - Updated: 10/25/2015 - Published: 6/4/2012 - T. Law, Heart P.