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Hello to all!
Some of you may be familiar with me as the Loose Screw, a name my brother gave me a long time ago because I "had a few screws loose". While that is certainly still true, I am not the same person anymore. I've had an interesting life the past several years, and in light of a recent personal tragedy, I have decided to pick up writing here on fanfiction where I left off. I feel that I have outgrown my old "name", and since I always imagine myself in the story I am writing, perhaps as an anonymous character who is really there, I choose to call myself TheCharacter.
A little about me:
I love to write.
Anything. I love to write anything. When I was in school, I loved to write essays. When I took a stage acting class in college, I wrote a short play for my final exam. I wrote news stories for my high school newspaper and then my college newspaper. I have written short stories, poems, and songs for most of my life, and finally, after working on a novel on and off for upwards of a decade, it looks as though I will be published.
I think that's all you really need to know about me, but here's a little more.
My favorite books are (in no particular order):
The Harry Potter Series
Angels & Demons and The DaVinci Code (but not the Lost Symbol. Not up to snuff compared to the original two)
Eragon and Eldest (but not Brisingr or Inheritance, for obvious reasons if you've read them)
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.
A little known novel called Hush by Donna Jo Napoli. I can read it over and over, and the depth of the story never gets old.
Anything and everything by C.S. Lewis
It is worth noting J.R.R. Tolkien, not because I enjoyed his books (I didn't. I couldn't get past the first couple chapters) but because I love the stories. I can listen to my husband talk about them for hours on end, and I always feel as though I have to go read the books befor I realize, I'd tried that already. But the stories...
I have not read Divergent, Insurgent, or Allegient, but I probably should. My understanding of them is that they're right up my alley.
My favorite TV shows are (in no particular order):
Gossip Girl (don't you judge)
Lie To Me
My writing style is mostly realistic, but I'm pretty sadistic. You know it's bad when the priest you confess to every week says so. Therefore, there will be fluffy bits, and straight up story bits, but a whole lot of Whump. Mind you, I intend to do whump within a story, but who knows, I might do some one-shots. I have a kid, and an even bigger kid that I'm married to, so there's only so much time. One-shots might become my best friend. You know, as an outlet for all my sadistic tendencies.
(NOT that I fantasize about hurting people in real life. I'm not a true sadist in that sense. I'm a masochist in real life.)
As for updating... well, I used to update every few days, but that was in college. I was far less busy then. And far more bored. I don't usually find myself bored nowadays, usually just bewildered at whatever my toddler has managed to do. (Where did that bruise come from?) And I don't have nearly the time. I would really like to update once every week or two, but for the love of God, don't bite my head off if life gets crazy and I can't manage it, m'kay?
(How did a frog end up in your diaper?!)
So, here I is, and here I'll be. If you haven't guess already, I try to be a humorous character. Although usually, I just end up being weird, and you love me for it or you wouldn't still be here. So, I love you all, I appreciate your encouragement and your constructive criticism, and I look forward to making your days just a little bit better with whatever half-baked stories end up here.
(Is that a coffee bean stuck in your nose? WE DON'T EVEN HAVE COFFEE BEANS!!!)