Author has written 4 stories for Harry Potter, and Chronicles of Narnia.
This Day's/Week's/Month's Quote (Random):
”Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It’s kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.”
Hi people, it's me, AlwaysABrandNewDay. I've been on the site about three years and only have four stories up, but I hope to have more up soon (and more chapters!)! (All words I say will be in bold, btw, unless it's a quote, or the quote is in bold, or some such thing.)
Now, before anything else, I would like to give a huge thank you to Hannah (monsterinourheads). In becoming my beta she has helped me greatly, as well as taking on more trouble than she could ever have imagined I could be. She's encouraged and inspired me, and helped me in so many things. (And I value most the help she doesn't even know she's given.) For that, and for her friendship (at least friendship such as can spring from purely virtual interactions), she has my eternal gratitude. May she always stay strong and never stop writing!
She also happens to be an amazing writer, so go check her out! :)
I'm currently accepting (short) beta requests, previously beta-ed Angel of Mercy '96's fic Marching On, and am now beta-ing 123lovestory's Dear Augustus.
11/3 - I'm nearly done an Avengers/Natasha origin fic called Natalia. I hope to have it out next weekend!
The Hunger Games:
Ad esse franci ('Crib' oneshot) Susan's little girl (who is around fourteen) looks something like a slightly younger (and obviously more human) version of this (except with a more of a heart-shaped face):
Also- the bed- it's around the size of the bed in the first pic, but obviously looks more like a bed from that time might. (The headboard is at the top instead of the side, of course.)
*I've decided to actually follow the copyright rule as far as my story pics go, so since I don't want to use my avatar, all pics will be my own. This means it will be a while before I have any up.
A Special Note About Me And My Writing:
I fully admit to having issues that affect my writing and how much I can do of it. I also have a busy life. My writing often has to be put off because of this. Basically, I'm sorry, but I won't be updating even slightly regularly unless it's summer. To all of you that have stuck with me, thanks so much. To those of you that have given up, I understand, though I would be ever so happy if you just dropped in once every few months or so.
Spread the Word
#loveislouder than feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone.
#loveislouder than feeling not good enough or hopeless.
#loveislouder than rejection, disappointment or loss.
#loveislouder than sadness or anxiety.
#loveislouder when we take actions to support ourselves or others.
The Love Is Louder Movement
The Love Is Louder Movement was started by the Jedd Foundation, Brittany Snow, and MTV, after the lives of so many teens were lost in the suicides of September 2010. TWLOHA started with just one person's intent to help another, and has come an international organization/movement. They both support those who are struggling emotionally, especially those with mental/emotional and eating disorders. TWOHLA focuses on supporting such people, actually.
I had 'love is louder than the pressure to be perfect' written on my hands for a few days a while back, and hope to get a video encouraging it up fairly soon. I encourage you to do something similar.
If you support this message, put this on your own profile, and type in a message or two of your own.
LOVE IS LOUDER...
PM me, and I will talk to you about pretty much anything. Except when I'm busy, like when I'm supposed to be doing homework. Then my mom gets really mad. *Smiles sheepishly*
But really, I practically sit around waiting for people to talk to me.
OK,OK, that's a bit of a exaggeration.
I'm an extremely adaptable little thing, really. Hyper and very outgoing-ish is, as I say below, sadly occasionally becomes my default for when I'm slightly nervous, so if you're kind of scared by it, you should still PM me if you want to. I don't always act like that when I'm PM-ing, anyway. It depends on my mood and, as I said, who I'm talking to. I'm really a serious, down to earth little thing. And deep. I swear. So, as you can tell, I can talk with pretty much anyone... and I'm rambling…
Just PM me. Please? *Blinks eyes and makes a puppy dog face*
... And now I'm just being absurd.
Mentions in my (now closed) Prompt Challenge:
My most wonderful beta Hannah has posted the first TWO submissions for the challenge!
Here's her sweet sibling fic, 'Divine':
And here's her Jadis in The Garden fic, 'Conform':
And lemonsmania, 'the number one Hunger Games fan' with her (for lack of a more overused (at least in this sense) word) awesome quotes who has posted a fic for the prompt 'Complexion'.
You can find the humorous little fic here:
Ghanaperu has also posted DEUX submissions:
You can find her sad fic of the too-logical Susan here:
And here's her sweet, spiritual post-LWW sibling fic:
My FFN profile! Hello people of the world!
AlwaysABrandNewDay (n) - Def: a writer. a dreamer. a believer. a musician. hopelessly lost. in love with imagination. bound to the earth by her difficulties. lifted to the sky by her books. Kind of afraid of death itself and all that comes before and after it. a thinker of logic. a lover of music. a girl. a name. caity.
Enter Caity - a young girl with hopes and dreams that reach for the sky, a diary filled with secrets, and a mind filled with provoking thoughts that she would never dare to share with anyone. Cooped up in her bedroom in a town in California, typing away and scribbling furiously with new ideas blossoming in her mind.
-- That's - me --
I live on my secrets. I live on my pen, my journal and my computer.
...I ' m - a g a i n s t - s t e r e o t y p e s...
-- m u s i c - i s - m y - l i f e --
-- w r i t i n g - i s - m y - a d d i c t i o n --
I am that girl,
Name: Before I tell you ANYTHING, I would like to say this: I know that I must have hundreds of crazy fans, and I don’t want anyone stalking me because that... would be kind of weird………. But I’m rambling now, so I’m just going to say that I will not be giving out ‘personal information’. You may call me by my penname or Always, or call me Dreamer or Caity (or Caitlyn) (which is what I usually call myself). Some of you know me as Song or Melody. You can call me those names, too.
Gender: GIRL POWER!!! :) Wow, I didn’t know that Microsoft Word has emotes (though apparently FFN doesn't). (From now on Caity will be using emotes incessantly.) Yes, Caity talks in third person just for the joy of it. If you don’t like it, then, well…tough.
Age: I’ll tell you when I graduate high school. Maybe.
Place of Origin: GO CANADIA!!!!! Anyway, I was born there, in the same providence as Mandi96 (who doesn't know me in the slightest and probably has no idea she's on my profile), actually, and still think of myself as a proud Canadian! I currently live in ‘sunny California’, though.
Personality: OK…………… you should know this is kind of my alter-ego. Mostly, anyway. I can be all energetic and bubbly and have my blond moments and be happily insane - in a good way, of course - or I can be quiet and poetic. And occasionally distant. Or dark, but I try to stay away from that bit. Most of the time when I talk to people all they see is the quiet part… umm…. I’m working on that……….
Anyhow, either way, a few things are certain. I am sarcastic, a major procrastinator (which is why I neeeeeeeeeeed reviews - not to mention the boost in confidence and inspiration). I am also quirky and often see things in different ways than other people… probably because of the poetic part. I'm poetic (or just random/self-proclaimed happily rather insane, call it what you want) most of the time, though sometimes in strange ways. I'm also extremely ADD. As if you hadn't noticed already.
My Hobbies, Interests, etc. :
Girl Scouts: … who are not affiliated with any organization, company, religion, political party, etc. And are besides just plain awesome. (And the daisies are so cute!)
Music: My life. Enough said. I honestly don’t know where I would be without music. I love anything to do with it, and different genres, too. I like classic rock, pop, jazz, folk, even some classical! I sing them all, and I'm honored to be able to sing in one of the best choirs in the area. Many of my stories are inspired by music that I’ve heard around, also. So music=inspiration, life, and just amazingness all around.
Writing: I’ve always done it and I really do enjoy writing about a lot of different things. By that I mean I enjoy doing couples as well as character-centered pieces. I like challenging myself with new things and pieces. I write for me because I enjoy it and if you read it and happen to like that’s fantastic. By the way-
CHECK OUT MY FICTIONPRESS.COM PROFILE, ButterflyFlyForMe!
What I write - I write Narnia, which I De-Disneysize, and Avengers. I plan on expanding into other fandoms (like the Hunger Games, and Sherlock) eventually (like when my Narnia obsession lets up a little bit – if it ever does). I lead a very busy life, so I probably won't update frequently, except in the summer.
Now, one last thing before you go on to the rest of my profile. These people write great stories (which you really should read) and also “contributed” to my profile. Which basically means I copied something off their profile, and possibly revised it. If you find something from their profile which wasn't copied from another person's profile then tell me and I'll put you in the acknowledgements. Likewise, if you copy something from my profile and someone tells you it's plagiarism, or whatever, then tell them you copied it off my profile and I'll and him or her to my acknowledgements.
I would like to thank: Deb0610, ChannyIsDestiny, Enigmaforum, Lirenel, SWAC4Life, monsterinourheads (my lovely beta!), Caleon and TikiTyler9.
My thoughts, wonderings, descriptions, etc.:
Here's to my little sister Dev, the self-proclaimed 'major DANCE-A-HOLIC!!!!!!'
She found her way onto the site under the name IHopeYouDance101 a while ago, and I'm sure she'll kick up a whole lot of mayhem. (Who knows, maybe I'll help!) I hope she knows that, since her profile is up for anyone who has internet access to see, I have found a loophole in my promise not to quote and attribute to her anything she says. Heehee. Anyway, check her out!
.:Reviews are like the sun... without them, all these great writers on FanFiction, wouldn't shine like they do:. Carmen (Please copy and paste this onto your profile if you think it's true.) I believe this applies to FictionPress as well.
"People are more intrigued than they're willing to admit by the underworkings of society, those kinds of dark secrets" - Rooney Mara
PM me if you have any story requests ;)
TO ALL MY WONDERFUL READERS/SUBBERS/FAVORITERS (Yes, that's a word now.)
You guys are awesome. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! Your reviews, subs, and favorites are what keep me going :)
This is basically my opinion on Narnia fics as well:"Basically I would say about 7 out of 10 fics are Susan/Caspian. 2 out of 10 are slash/incest usually. That leaves about one fic that I can actually stand reading, if it's not a Mary Sue or badly written. Now I understand shipping in most fandoms. I even accept that people like slash, though it's not to my taste. But the excessive number of fics that propose that Susan and Caspian have 'twu wuv', or that the couple should have a double marriage with Peter and Edmund or something, just makes me want to bash my head against a wall. And I am not someone usually prone to violent actions. Yes, in movie canon Susan and Caspian share a flirtation. I will accept that in movie canon. But to believe that a brief flirtation/admiration between two young teenagers means that they are soulmates and that the two would turn emo and angst over losing each other like some kind of warped Romeo and Juliet goes beyond the realms of canon.
So, if you are going to accept movie canon, keep it in the realms of possibility. If you write book canon, keep it in the realms of possibility and in book canon. I suppose all I can hope for is that Ramandu's daughter in Voyage of the Dawn Treader is really "hot" and has such good onscreen chemistry with Caspian that everyone forgets about Susan. Please.
Also, please remember that Susan is the one with the attraction to Caspian in the movie. Not Peter. Not Edmund. If you must use movie canon (well, or book canon for that matter) please remember that.
As for the incest fics: Stop. Stop it right now. If C.S. Lewis had known what you are doing to his characters I think he would never have written the stories in the first place. In simpler terms: Lewis would not like incest fics. In fact, I'm pretty sure he would despise them as sad travesties. Lewis, and most cultures, have moral and religious reasons for finding incest disgusting. And for those who dislike seeing the world in terms of "right and wrong", at least concede that scientifically and genetically incest is not acceptable (for lovely examples of this, please see King Charles II of Spain and the rest of the Hapsburgs, and the recent discovery that incest killed King Tut).
In conclusion: This is not Narnia. You could probably get away with these sorts of thing in other fandoms, fine. I accept that. But seriously, it doesn't work with Narnia, not if you truly love the characters and stories that Lewis created. It just...doesn't. There is shipping, and then there is complete desecration of an entire fandom. Hate me and my words if you like, but please act like intelligent people and learn something about your fandom before you write in it." - Lirenel
YES! YES! THANK YOU LIRENEL! (Makes worshipping movements) THANK YOU! DOWN WITH THE INCESTS! DIE! DIE! DIE!
...Excuse my rant. But seriously, if I mistakenly start reading another incest fic in the next half hour or so, I will bash my head against the wall. Or my hand. Or the floor. Or something, anyway! (Oh, there goes that annoying little voice in my head again!)
I do realize that some of this may offend some people, so there are a few things I would like to say:
A)I did say basically, there are some exceptions.
B) If you're still offended with me, there's really nothing else I can do. I'm not trying to provoke anyone, but I won't change my views. I don't want a fight, and literally won't fight you. I'd much rather just agree to disagree. Unless you're into incest. Then I'm going to be a bit argumentative. And worried about you (and those you interact with), frankly. But I won't search you out. Unless actually manage to enrage me... in which case, you really should be worried.
Also- I you want a slightly more easy-going and/or humorous view of it, here are two fics/ fic chapters you can search (Which I do love so.):
Calyn's Dear Authors, Chapter 26
Willow Dryad's A Royal Proclamation
Quotes and sayings and stuff!
"All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their own peril."--by Oscar Wilde, Preface, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
"Language gives a fuller image, which is all the better for beings vague. After all, the true seeing is within; and painting stares at you with an insistent imperfection. I feel that especially about representations of women. As if a woman were a mere colored superficies! You must wait for movement and tone. There is a difference in their very breathing: they change from moment to moment.—This woman whom you have just seen, for example: how would you paint her voice, pray? But her voice is much diviner than anything you have seen of her" -Middlemarch
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that the words make. Truman Capote
If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don't remove it - I might be writing in my dreams. Terri Guillemets
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. James Michener
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. Vladimir Nabakov
'I want to write poetry. I feel restricted by rules, regulations and syllabi. Who are you to tell me what I feel, what I think, what I may create? Why is the didactic nature of this country's education not questioned more often? The only recurring example which springs to mind is the questioning of box and whisker diagrams in Mathematics year in and year out... Why then, do we accept that rote learning of the nitrogen system is imperative if we wish to succeed in this world? Why do aspiring chemists trudge through endless Religious Studies lessons? Why can't I write poetry? The word 'school' is derived from the Greek (phonetic) schole-leisure-yet, the reality is one of countless children feeling as if attending such an institution is a chore. Sadly, I count myself among this pathetic majority. I find it sad that in days gone by; education and study were vocational pursuits, and noble ones at that. The advent of endless examinations has, in my opinion, devalued the worth of learning. When asked, today's average student will answer that they work hard in school 'to get a good job in the future'. I ask you this: What happened to learning for the sake of learning? Why does it seem like we are turning into robots, devoid of emotion, flair, and most of all, authority over ourselves? Why do we learn to secure our safety in future? Our lives are fleeting as they are already, why do we focus on the distant horizon and neglect to stop and appreciate the finer and infinitely more beautiful details right by our noses? These are the best days of our lives, why waste them away studying something to safeguard our monotonous future as bankers at our mahogany desks, wearing our bland pinstripe suits?
This writer is taking a stand, no more will boring analysis of mundane intricacies be on the top of my priority sheet. I want to write poetry, and so I will. It is much better to enjoy one's life to the fullest, while only moderately successful, than to be a mindless automaton blindly working for that ever distant medical position. If society in her wisdom wishes to exclude a free thinker, so be it, she will be the less colourful for it and I shall be much happier for her sorrows.'
-A very wise friend of MissShakespeare72's - This quote is just me. (Except for how she seems to be talking about taking poetry in college in some places.)
Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don't do it for money. That's not what it's about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They're fans, but they're not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.
—Lev Grossman, TIME, July 18, 2011
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
People always ask me, 'Were you funny as a child?' Well, no, I was an accountant.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something's wrong with me.
If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
I think they should have a Barbie with a buzz cut.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
I rant, therefore I am.
I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.
Get your facts right first, then you can distort them as you please.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.
"It's official. Grandma's Ipad has, in fact, confirmed that it's dark outside!"-Me Yes! Yes! *bows down with a sarcastic look on face* It has been proven! Apple is a god!
"Oh god. I just sounded incredibly like Sarah Palin, didn't I?" -Me I accidentally mimicked the 'I can see Russia!' quote. I think I might have accidentally put some of my family into hysterics. Oops.
'Sister: So, I wanted to ask-
Dad:-if we would stop speaking French?
Sister: No, but that's just as good. What I meant to say was-
Me: -you want us to speak French with subtitles?'
I definitely put most (if not all) of my family (including myself) into hysterics with that one. (NO, this is not all part of a diabolical plan to weaken and exploit my family. Psshhh. Of course not.)
'"I'm sitting in a laundromat reading about myself sitting in a laundromat reading about myself sitting in a laundromat. My head hurts."' - Dean, Supernatural, 4.18. 'The Monster at the End of This Book'
"Not until I'm dead...and sometimes not even then." -Daniel Jackson, Stargate:SG-1, 8.17. 'Reckoning Part 2'
"Of course I dare mock you." -General Jack O'Neill, Stargate:SG-1, 8.4. 'Zero Hour'
"You're hostages! We're your... We're your captors! We're heavily armed! There's rules! There's a whole school of etiquette to this... Don't eyeball me." -Daniel Jackson, Stargate:SG-1, 10.16. 'Bad Guys'
"Murderous rebels, come in please."
(Daniel looks at walkie-talkie and raises eyebrows)
-Daniel Jackson, Stargate:SG-1, 10.16. 'Bad Guys'
The truth is always trying to speak to us." -Lagoon Engine
"Many confusions are linked to a single truth." -Lagoon Engine
"The world is filled with darkness, and yet, that is not all there is." -Lagoon Engine
"The mane of the sun pouring down erases the footprints on thin ice. Do not fear deception, the world already lies atop deception." -Bleach
"Your shadows, quietly, like a vagrant, poison needle, stitches my footsteps. Your radiance, lithely, like lightning striking a water tower, cuts down the source of my life." -Bleach
Jin was more than happy to untie the note and read it out loud, "Ahem. 'Sengoku. You are a jackass. Love, God.'" It was only by supreme effort that Jin didn't snicker. For this and this alone, he loved his job.
- 'Paved With Good Intentions' by Aishuu (Chapter 8)
'He poked the quill. "Scribble a note."
The quill rustled itself over to the pad of paper and poised, waiting.
"Dear God. Most high, god of hosts, creator of the world, etc, etc. Jackass is outdated. I prefer the term asshole. Praise, honor, and glory forever and ever, etc, etc. Love, Sengoku." Jin ripped the paper off its pad as the quill flopped back on the desk and rolled it up for the dove to fly off with. Which it did, with great puffing of smoke.'
-'Paved With Good Intentions' by Aishuu (Chapter 8)
'4th Dr.- You're improving!!
"The trouble with computers is that they are sophisticated idiots."
'Captain Jack: "Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks 'Oooh, this could be a little more sonic'?"
'The 4th Doctor: "756! That's not old... that's just mature."'
"You don't want to take over the universe. You wouldn't know what to do with it beyond shout at it."
'8th Doctor: "I remember a meteor storm - the sky above us was dancing with light. Purple, green brilliant yellow - YES! These shoes! They fit perfectly!"'
'9th Doctor: "That won't last, he's gay and she's an alien"'
"Sad really, isn't it? People spend all their time making nice things, and other people come along and break them."
"Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority."
"Don't worry. I always channel my emotions into my work. That way I don't hurt anyone but myself." - Cinna (Catching Fire)
"I love love. Love is like your best friend that you don't see a lot. You know they're always there but they're just hard to get a hold of. And when you finally do find them, it's just great and you want to hug them and never let go." Cassie Ainsworth "Skins"
- "Sometimes it can be liberating to be lost." Effy "Skins"
I've actually never seen/read Supernatural, Lagoon Engine, Bleach, Paved With Good Intentions, Doctor Who, Catching Fire, Skins or Stargate:SG-1. They must each be one heck of a show/book/fic, though. :)
"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy
"The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night." - Otto von Bismarck
"Only two things are infinite. The universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
"Stop it! We can't giggle! We're at a crime scene!"
"You're a doctor. Actually an army doctor."
“Isn’t that the phone from a Study in Pink?”
“That's the problem with girls: Can't carry a map in their heads."
Balthazar Blake: Keep it subtle. Civilians must not know that magic still exists. That could make things complicated.
Dave Stutler: Are you insane?
"Life is pain, Majesty! Anyone who says differently is selling something." -The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Princess Bride
"But why? Why would he do that?"
"Because he's a lummox. We shall throw a magnificent garden party and he shan't be invited shall he?"
-Jack Sparrow to himself, Pirates of the Caribbean the III
"Up is down. Well that's just maddeningly unhelpful. Why aren't these things ever clear?" -Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean the III
"The problem with being the last of anything, Jack, is that eventually there's nothing left." -Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean the III
"We fear that which we cannot see."
This quote's for my 'AWESOME!!!!' Doctor-Who (and dragon)-loving friend Tristan Drake:
"Do not annoy the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup."
‘If we really learned from our mistakes, I'd be a freakin genius by now!’
"Words have power."
"Blood is thicker than Water."
"I want to burn it into my memory. Then forget it all."
"I am losing myself. As I delve deeper into these tattered words I lose myself."
"They say; 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people.' Well, I think the gun helps because if you just stood there and yelled "BANG!", I don't think you'd kill very many people."
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." Elton Pope
"I refute it thus!" -kicks something- Hehe. This reminds me of SnoodleyTurtle. :)
When Life gives you lemons, squirt them in Life's eye, then see how much Life likes lemons?
“I seem to have lost my mind, which is a shame because it's such a little thing to be wandering around unattended."
"Everything here is edible. I am edible, but that, my children, is called cannibalism, and is frowned upon in most societies."
One word. Locavore. (Inside joke. I think Echo (Tristan Drake) and SnoodleyTurtle would remember/understand, though. :))
With Sacrifice comes Power.
With Power comes Awareness.
With Awareness comes Compassion.
With Compassion comes Sacrifice.
Or so we fervently pray.
"To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act." -Anatole France
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep, because reality is finally better than your dreams." Dr. Seuss
'Sarcasm is a beautiful thing. See the beauty in it.' So, so, true.
'Stop using magazines/media as your bible.' I agree wholeheartedly.
"Sometimes the walls you build to keep out sadness keeps out the joy too."
Does this darkness have a name?
Does this darkness have a name?
6 billion people
At this moment, there are six billion, four hundred seventy million, eight hundred eighteen thousand, six hundred seventy one people in the world.
One Tree Hill Peyton Sawyer
I have never seen One Tree Hill, but I like the quotes.
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. The remarkable thing is that the cessation of the inner dialogue marks also the end of our concern with the world around us. It is as if we noted the world and think about it only when we have to report it to ourselves.
There is no land promised to any of us other than the land already given, the world already here.
If the ego is about how we are separate, then the spirit is about how we are connected.
We are interrelated participants in the big picture that is the universe. Process philosophers call that big picture 'God.'
1 Timothy 4:12- "Let no one despise your youth, but set an example to believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."
For our life is a matter of faith, not of sight.—II Corinthians 5:7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened unto you. For everyone who asks shall receive, and anyone who seeks shall find, and to those who knock, the door shall be opened.—Matthew 7:7-8
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that has found such an one has found a treasure—Ecclesiasticus 6:14
Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and whither thou livest, I will live…Whither thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried. Let naught but death part thee from me—Ruth 1:16-17
...And back to the (mostly) less philosophical stuff.
Warehouse 13 Quotes!: (Spoiler alert!)
Artie: Artie's Law of Artifacts states that the worst thing that can happen with an artifact will happen.
Amanda: Pete, if this is about me getting remarried...
Claudia: Oh, oh, I get it. So the CDC is your Bruce Wayne daytime face, but you spend your Dark Knights with the Warehouse.
Steve: Firing a ray gun isn't as easy as it looks in the movies.
Myka: So W.C. Fields' juggling balls make you drunk and pass out.
Myka: The world is such a scary place. The most innocent objects can cause destruction and mayhem. A person sees enough of that, and maybe they decide they don't want that much responsibility anymore. A person might think, walking away... okay, not a person. Me. I left. "Life or death" all the time, it was too much. But as a wise and also psychotic woman recently told me, you can't walk away from your truth. So I'm back. Am I ready? The "life or death" thing never goes away. The world is a scary place. First day back. I guess we'll see.
Artie: Claudia, I did not come here to spy on you, not the way you think, anyway.
ATF Agent: Yeah, yeah, yeah. You can always tell when somebody's lying. Lucky you and your special gift.
Claudia: Artie likes to think of this place as "America's Attic," but that's really the nickname for the Smithsonian so we need a new subtitle. He pitched "The World's Junk Drawer," but I quite like "The Library of Crazy," or better yet, "Artifact Roadshow." Don't touch the bombs.
Artie: Agent Steve Jinks, meet your new partner. This is Pete Lattimer.
Pete: Artie, this kid's got no sense of humor. He doesn't laugh at the jokes.
Artie: The statues of Zeus and Hera--the very ones that we've got in the warehouse. Those were the very statues that were involved in the Battle of Corpendium! Now, this is fantastic. Picture the scene. It's 306 B.C.
Myka: Congratulations. You were almost killed by an artifact. You are now officially a Warehouse agent.
Claudia: I got you something very special, and I think you're gonna like it.
Isadore: (about Claudia) She's not yours, is she?
Pete: She sent me some pictures... with her and a little puppy. Look, she's powdering its nose. Look at the little puppy. Okay, it's official. I'm a girl.
Pete: Myka! Guess how many croissants I shoved into my mouth at once.
Myka: A grappling hook?
Claudia: This is a list of ways to kill me.
Artie: Why did you let him touch all those things?
Myka: Do you know every former Warehouse agent we've ever known is either crazy, evil, or dead?
Pete: Soda pop go boooomm.
Claudia: We're the two biggest techno-brains in the Dakotas and we're totally getting our asses kicked by Colossus.
Claudia: I like you, Fargo, I do. But when we kissed, I was totally thinking of Todd. I really like him. He's not just some guy. He's the guy I think about when I impulsively kiss guys I just met.
Pete: Oh, man. I knew this was going to happen some day. The computers have taken over. Step one, kill Pete and Myka.. Step two, unleash the nuclear arsenal, and then bam! Pretty soon we're all in human breeding camps wearing fur bikinis.
Myka: Okay, some girls took fencing lessons, right? And, and read books and studied and became Secret Service agents.
Pete: Oh, nice, Artie. You sure know how to take the fun out of believing in legends.
Myka: I just don't understand why I have to be the model.
Pete: Why does Artie want us to meet him here?
Kelly: Who's your supervisor? I want a name.
Pete: You are looking at a one-man Iron Shadow encyclopedia. Pick an issue, any issue.
Claudia: Okay, well, the flames only go up eight rows. All we have to do is climb 20, run across the top, and climb down.
Pete: Okay, let's go over what we don't know.
Artie: Ladies first.
MacPherson: Walk out of here with me now... and follow what you know to be true in your soul.
Artie: Look, we were following a lead.
Theadora: Hi, there, welcome to Ted's. I'm Theadora, but everyone calls me "Ted." Party of one?
Artie: You really expect me to believe that...?
Myka: We need to get back to the office.
Claudia: It's sealed with an Omega level security code.
Artie: So am I fired?
Artie: How long did you have before the warehouse was gonna explode?
Claudia: Would it have killed you to put a warning label on this thing?
Mrs. Frederic: I apologize for doubting you.
Artie: And if somebody were to acquire those artifacts, then somebody would have immense power over...
Artie: Shouldn't you be in college or something? Don't you want to be with people your own age?
Claudia: Yeah, I'm here. I'm here. Wait, I'm here? You took me to the inter-dimensional space? You were supposed to get him out, d-bag.
Artie: Yeah, just out of curiosity, by the way, how exactly did you figure out the secret-panel thing?
Pete: You know, if you were gonna ask me how I would die, I would say that being beaten to death by my partner would be really low on the list.
Pete: So, okay, who are these guys?
Artie: And that is exactly what we do here. We take the unexplained.. and we just safely tuck it away in this super-sized Pandora's Box
Twisting Fate Quotes: (One of my fav sibling/brother bickering/sarcasm fics. I said bickering - wow. Weird, right? P.S.- Spoiler alert!)
'"Then I'll go," interjected Susan. Before either of her brothers could interrupt, she defended herself. "I'm a good archer, and I know my way with a light sword. I haven't been out of the castle in ages, Edmund is sick, and apparently we need someone to keep Peter from killing himself. So before either of you begin any speeches no doubt grounded in gender-based stereotypes, think about that."'
'"I don't know about splitting up…" he said reluctantly. "We don't know what these people want from us."
"All they want is our fresh, living flesh," said Edmund darkly. "What could we possibly have to worry about?"
"We'll be okay. If anything goes wrong, we'll scream," said Lucy reassuringly. [...]
The scream didn't come for another half hour.'
'"Hello," she said pleasantly. "How do you do?"
"Er," he said. "I…don't know? Who are you? Where am I?"
"I am Lucy Pevensie," she told him. "You are in the Wood Between the Worlds. And I believe you have my brother's ring, so if you could please give it here, I would be most grateful."
"Oh, this?" he asked, pulling the yellow ring from his finger. He handed it to her without question. "I was wondering how I got that."
"You actually beat my brother into unconsciousness and took it from him."'
'"Are they always this…this…" the man fumbled.
"Loud?" Lucy offered. He nodded. "No, not always. Just most of the time."'
"And do you have any idea where the edge of it is, much less the center?" Edmund countered before muttering, "Boys. They never ask directions."
"Um," said Lucy. She left it at that.
'"Excuse my ignorance," Timothy cut in. "But what is the Void?"
"Vast, uncharted wilderness that no one's ever managed to cross," Edmund said, waving one hand dismissively. "Without dying, that is."'
'"Ah," Peter said. "You see, that's our trouble, we'd rather like to reach the city before the wedding. What I meant to ask is, how would one cross the wall just behind us?"
She fixed him with an odd look. Edmund rolled his eyes behind her back.
"One wouldn't," she said confusedly. "It simply isn't done. What a silly question."
"Yes, how silly," Edmund said dryly. Peter looked as if he would have dearly loved to bury his head in his hands. Thankfully, the sarcasm was obviously lost on the old woman, and she nodded politely at them before hurrying on her way.
"Edmund," Peter said as soon as she was out of hearing distance. " Never touch alcohol again."
"My head doesn't hurt anymore. This is just my natural impudence."
'"We're almost there," Peter called. "Just twenty yards, hold on now."
"Bloody hell!" Edmund exclaimed, nearly dropping his sword and hopping on one foot for a moment.
"Language!" Peter shouted.
"Sunshine, rainbows and butterflies!" Edmund said angrily, beating at the undergrowth with a renewed ferocity.
"Let's not repeat that," Edmund suggested irately.
"Oh, I thought we could use the exercise," Peter said. "Let's go back and do it again."'
'"You could have hit my knees!" Peter said, aghast.
"What, you don't trust me?"
"Well I've never seen you throw a knife before, Edmund, all I knew was that you were chucking cutlery at my appendages!"'
-Unknown Bridge, Toronto, Canada
Warning: May cause drowsiness. Do not operate heavy machinery after taking.
-Prescription Ambien Sleep Aid My, really?!
Do not use as an ice cream topping.
-Unknown Hair Coloring AWWW! But it looked so yummy!
Warning: Do Not Hit This Sign
-Rim Drive, Durango, CO
This product not intended for use as a dental drill.
-Dremel Electric Rotary Tool
Warning to tourists: don’t laugh at the natives. I’m gonna drive through that part of town pretty quickly.
-Highway 26, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Safe to use around pets and children, although it is not recommended that either be permitted to drink from toilet. [Picture]
You cannot save the world!
-Power Puff Girls Halloween Costume I thought that was why you gave this to me. MOTHER!!!!!!
(Warning display on the side) This may contain nuts
-Betty Crocker Tender Bar (Nuts and chocolate)
Parking for drive-thru service only And you wonder why the lot’s always empty.
-McDonald’s in Johnson City, NY
And now, the wonder that is:
My HP Series Section!
Which is your favorite Harry Potter book(s)?
- Deathly Hallows, Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince not necessarily in that order. =]
What house do you prefer to be in? -
Griffindor or Ravenclaw, Huffelpuff, then Slythlerin. In that order
But what house would you think you'll be in? -
Well probably Ravenclaw.
Which ghost(s) within Hogwarts is/are your favorite? -
Nearly Headless Nick and the Grey Lady.
What subject(s) in Hogwarts do you like the best? -
DADA, Transfiguration and Charms.
Who is/are your favorite teacher(s) in Hogwarts? -
Minerva McGonagal and Remus Lupin. =] And Mad-eye Moody! Go crazy peoples!
Which position would you want to be in for Quidditch? -
Which position in Quidditch do you think fits you the most? -
Probably none of them.
Who do you want to make friends with? -
Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna and Ginny. Of course.
If you were in Hogwarts, who would be your best buddy?
Ginny, Luna or Hermione.
Why would he/she be your best buddy?
They seem to have the most similar personalities to me, or my alter-ego.
Which character in the book can you relate to?
Ginny, Luna or Hermione.
What pet would you get?
An owl so i could send letters to my friends. =]
Characters: Harry, Hermione, Ginny, Ron, Luna, Bellatrix (go crazy people!) and Sirius and Prof: Slughorn (He's so hilariously ridiculous). I'll probably add more later.
Places: The Burrow, Hogwarts and the Forest of Dean. I'll probably add more later.
Pairings: Ron/Hermione, Lily/James and Harry/Ginny
"Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have." -- Hermione Granger
"Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words, and here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you!" -- Dumbledore
"Wand still in your jeans? Both buttocks still on? Ok, let's go." -- Tonks
"NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU #*#*@!" -- Molly Weasley
"We did it, we bashed them, wee Potty's the one. And Voldy's gone moldy, so now let's have fun!" -- Peeves Yeah, pretty much everything on this list applies to me (it was quite scary reading it and realizing how obsessed I actually am!):
oh, and there are spoilers if you haven't read all the books.
For any crazy person who has come to realize they really are in love with the Harry Potter books.
...but wait, that really isn't all that crazy.
For anyone who sat up late into the night because they had to figure out what happened next.
MY COPY AND PASTE SECTION!!!
OHMIGOSH. I ran with scissors! And I lived to tell the tale!
If you're one of those people who get excited when you see just two reviews, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever been so wrapped up thinking about anime, anime fan art, or anime fanfictions that you zoned out and came back to reality 5 minutes or more later with no idea of what's going on, copy and paste this to your profile and add your name to the list Athame Kunoichi, Sugarmonkey778, A Ninja Named Frank, Banryuwielder244, angelic memories, philippinocherryblossom, Nyanonymous, craZy_goth_friendZ, jinxedpixie, SkywardShadow, Gaaras1Girl, Hail-Knight, ShinoAndMe, KariandNole, Shiroi Maroboshi!!, VampireWolfGirl,AKATSUKICHIBI789, IceCrystal7, AlwaysABrandNewDay.
If several inanimate objects hate you copy and paste this into your profile
If people think you are mentally insane...copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you ever felt like just running somewhere, copy this into your profile.
If you have an odd sort of love/hate relationship with your computer, copy and paste this into your profile.
I h8 it wen ppl tlk or txt liek dis cuz its so annyin. Am I rite or am i rite? :P :P Copy and paste this if you think text speech is damn annoying.
If you are guilty of sometimes using a British accent, even if you're not British, copy this onto your profile.
If Fanfiction is your way of escaping reality and the rest of the boring people in the world and truly "unleashing your imagination" then paste this in your profile and add your name: Emerald Princess 14, StardustFromThePlanetGallifrey, ElizabethPendragon and AlwaysABrandNewDay.
If you are hardcore obsessed with a show or movie or book, copy and paste this on your profile.
If you've ever burst out laughing in a quiet room, copy this into your profile.
If you have ever said something that has nothing to do with the current conversation, copy and paste this into your profile
If you have ever had a mad laughing fit for absolutely no reason, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever pushed on a door that said pull or pulled on the handle on the door that said push copy this into your profile.
If you like chocolate as much as I do copy this in your profile.
There's nothing wrong with arguing with yourself. It's when you argue with yourself and LOSE when it's weird. If you agree, copy this and put it in your profile.
If you have ever had a mad laughing fit for absolutely no reason, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you actually take the time to read other peoples profiles, copy this to yours.
If you have your own little world/s, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you think that Writer's Block sucks, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you are weird, insane, crazy, odd, not-normal, a freak of nature, psychotic, random or anything similar, copy this into your profile.
If you get a kick out of explosions, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you love rain, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you've ever wondered if you were adopted because of your sibling, copy this into your profile
If you've ever read past two in the morning, copy and paste this to your profile.
I like cheese. I have seen purple cows. If two gooses are geese, then why aren't two moose meese, or when two foots are feet, why aren't two footballs feetball? Milk tastes good. People call me crazy, but I'm just random! If you're random (Or can be at times) and proud of it, copy and paste this in your profile
If you ever went to get something, then got into the room and forgot why you were in there, copy this into your profile!
If you talk to yourself, copy this on to your profile.
If you hear voices in your head, copy and paste this onto your profile!
If Fanfiction is to you is what Twitter/MySpace/ Facebook is to other people, copy this into your profile.
If your part of the .0000000001 percent of people who does NOT have a Twitter/ MySpace/ Facebook, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you like stuff that you are too young for AND stuff you are too old for, copy this to your profile.
If you talk to inanimate objects, copy and paste to your profile.
If you like it when your room is a mess, but your mom/dad disagrees, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you are obsessed with FanFiction, put this into your profile.
If you hear the voices of characters in your head, put this onto your profile. Voices?! I have random fantasies in my head about them! Sometimes I even become one of them! (Which puts a very interesting and very odd twist on matters) Of course, these fantasies, etc. do often make very good stories. I really should write down that ongoing one... but that's a little too complicated/fragmented for me to write it all down... though I hope to use the most major bits/ bits of storylines and make a fic... sometime... (JK. Mostly, anyway. My ideas do come to me in the form of a weird sort of daydream… occasionally. Like you know how sometimes a phrase or a scene just pops up in your head and won't go away...)
Anyway, I'm rambling on in the middle of my copy paste section... see ya!
Ninety-five percent of the kids out there are concerned with being popular and fitting in. If you're part of the five percent who aren't, copy this, put it in your profile, and add your name to the list. AnimeKittyCafe, Hyperactivley Bored, Gem W, Bara-Minamino, Yavie Aelinel, Crazy Billie Joe Loving Freak, Shadow929, The Astrology Nerd, brown-eyed angelofmusic, piratesswriter/fairy to be, The Gypsy-Pirate Queen, deathxbyxdawnxgurl, weasleybabe24, ga nat nat, evil older sister, Frozenfan, slygirl16, Raxacoricofallapatorius, zotlot, StardustFromThePlanetGallifrey and AlwaysABrandNewDay.
If you're against animal cruelty (horse slaughter, bear bating, dolphin hunting, chimp slavery etc.) then copy this into your profile!
Admitting you are weird means you are normal. Saying that you are normal is odd. If you admit that you are weird and like it, copy this onto your profile.
If you are aware that so many people nowadays pretend to be someone they're not, copy this on your profile.
Weird is good, strange is bad, and odd is when you don't know which to call someone. Weird is the same as different, which is the same as unique, so weird is good because unique is good. If you are weird and proud of it, copy this onto your profile.
If you believe in tolerance, acceptance and civility towards people of all races, ethicities, financial statuses, religions, nationalities and sexual orientations, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you think homosexuality is totally normal and not disgusting, copy and paste this onto your profile.
Congrats! You got to the end of my uber-long profile.
Copy and paste this if you remember a time when people actually said uber. Just kidding (I don't remember. Why should you?)
Now, to the fics themselves!
MY WARNINGS, DISCLAIMERS, ETC:
UNIVERSAL DISCLAIMER: The stories presented here are works of fan fiction inspired by the original authors, actors, directors, and/or crew involved in the original works, and are intended only for entertainment and self-instruction in writing. The author does not claim ownership of any of the characters or settings appearing in the original works (with the exception of original characters and settings), nor is the author profiting from these fan fiction stories in any way. The characters appearing in the original works are used here with all due respect and admiration for the original works. No infringement is intended.
AN EXPLANATION OF MY REASONS:
I know I'm young, but, in essence, I write for myself. This means the teen/adult world. All of the things above happen (or have happened, however long ago,) in real life, and I pride myself on being fairly realistic. You've may have noticed I added 'sexual content'. I have only a few things to say about this: no, there's no specific reason, I just forgot to put it up. And no, this doesn't mean I'm going to be spouting out a fic where people randomly start making out (and that's all that happens), or anything like that (since I know that would be the first thought of some if they read that). It just means that I might be writing something with that in it. Again, it's perfectly normal.
Lately I have seen more and more authors putting trigger warnings on their profiles/stories. I have always known that some people are 'triggered' by certain darker or more mature elements, and looking back I really should have posted this sooner. So here it is. My stories are to be read at your own risk. There will be a more specific list at the begginning of each fic unless there's no triggers, but here are the triggers that may be in my stories:
death (non- suicidal; including children)
torture (It's not likely there will be anything other than references for quite a while.)
severe physical and/or emotional injuries
depressed thoughts/severe depression (I probably won't write much to do with this for years, if anything at all. Excepting references, of course.)
self-harm (I probably won't do anything at all to do with this for years, if anything at all. Though there may be a reference or two.)
suicide attempts (This is probably going to be purely referenced, if written about at all. For now, at least.)
mental unstability or disability (Probably just referenced. For now, at least.)
insanity (Probably just referenced. For now, at least.)
scenes of warfare and war injuries
alcohol consumption and/or addiction, including by minors (consumption, that is, not addiction) (they do drink liqour (mostly wine) as a common beverage in Narnia, and there's the possibility I will reference it, though I don't think I would ever do a fic about someone addicted to it)
drug consumption and/or addiction, including by minors (probably not something I would do either, though I might reference it)
sexual content (I may reference something more mature occasionally, but it's likely it will remain mild)
references to all of the above
This Day's/Week's/Month's Quote(s) (Lyrical/Inspirational/Thought-provoking):
'Love means always saying you’re sorry. Nobody will ever be perfect enough to never make mistakes. That is why love cannot possibly be never having to say your sorry unless you only love yourself. If you really love somebody it should mean always saying your sorry yet knowing that you never have to.
Love is like a real kiss. A real kiss is like coming home. You know that there, in that one place, you will always belong.
Love doesn’t always end the way we want it to. But it always ends the way it is supposed to. If one love is lost, it only means that another one, sometimes better…sometimes not, but always, another love is waiting for you just around the corner.'
A comment by a girl who identified herself as 'Callie', written on the quotes on love found at
'Do you ever put your arms out and just spin and spin and spin? Well, that’s what love is like. Everything inside of you tells you to stop before you fall, but you just keep going.'
Someone who identified his-/herself as 'Ho Su', on the same page of the same site. Don't you find it strange that the comments are better than the quotes?
Unsafe External Link