Author has written 4 stories for Alex Rider.
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Introductions, we are identical twins from Narnia, Middle Earth, New Zealand.
We are both avid readers, between the two of us we could get through over fifty books a year, well used to. Since leaving school, books have been put on the shelf (unwillingly).
The names we go by are deviations of our real names, that's a internet safety thing.
We were born in 1995 and have graduated High School. Diana is working and Jean is doing a University degree in Early Childhood.
We are writing our own original story as well as Fanfiction, the story is Jean's but Diana has been doing setting design (Former Geography Student).
We've read some books where stories on Fanfiction were better yet somehow the author managed to get it published, so after some of your reviews, we have high hopes, sorta.
We don't do sappy, we try to make our characters as well rounded as possible but we are not romantics, in fact we would go as far as saying we are not emotionally driven most of the time.
Which is good in some situations but stunts us in writing more emotional scenes. Our stories have the ongoing theme of Family, or Family Dynamics. Romance is background or suggested if featured at all.
We have the belief that teenagers have this need to validate themselves by being in a relationship, no matter how short lived. We make our characters rounded with self validation and self worth and like to build lasting, healthy relationships, not necessarily (it took us far too long to spell that word) romantic. Sorry for getting serious, some things younger siblings learn from the older and elder are better than any self made life lessons.
Feel free to read through and secretly judge, we all do it.
And because we can't sign off a letter to save ourselves,
Here Endth this Note
Stories we are writing.
#Jam Transit Hyems, Translates to Now the Winter is passing, Post-Scorpia Rising, 'bout a year and a half has passed since then.
#Birthday Wishes, JTH universe. Pre JTH but can be a standalone
#Alphabetical: Truths About Alex, Drabbles in Alphabetical order, our personal cure for writers block, personal headcannons
Stories we have completed (short list)
#Of Curiosity and Barrels, JTH universe, Post JTH but can be standalone.
Our Rules of Writing.
1. No Mary Sues, for the love of all that's sane, every single one should be murdered very painfully.
2. The dead whose bodies were found, stay dead that means no Yassen, No Ian, No Ash etc. ( This is more of a guideline than a rule, it just makes things more simple, but we will go against it). Actually don't think we ever planned to follow this rule #JTH
3. No Slash! You know what we're talking about, those stories where the character is stripped of everything they are so they can paired with whoever to do whatever. Seriously, just NO! We're mentally disturbed enough as it is.
4. No Self Inserts! This has become very common and is now a pet peeve of ours.
5. We will name and shame, so don't Flame. (Or just laugh at it, we do that)
Constructive criticism however, is welcomed.
6. "Speak proper England, like what I do", Grammar, Correct us when we are wrong.
IF You Review, Please note this,
Diana is most likely to be the one that reads them first and reply as our account is connected to her email.
But reading off screens is difficult for her, so paragraph your reviews. Every four to six lines, or she can't follow it and will not read it through. If it's short, she'll try to read it but anything that is blocky and long is near impossible for her to follow.
RIP those who lost their lives in the Canterbury Earthquake on 22/2/11
Roses are red the chalice is blue,
The cathedral has fallen many buildings have too,
You can rattle our bones, you can rip streets apart,
But you will never defeat our red and black hearts,
For we are cantabrians and together we know,
...We stand tall together, through anything we regrow.
R.I.P Isaac Thompson, you left behind a massive crater, you will be and are very missed.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE FEBRUARY 22nd QUAKE
Dr Maysoon Mahdi Abbas, age 61, Christchurch ( NZ citizen from Iraq )
Lalaine Collado Agatep, age 38, Philippines
Dr Husam Sabar Al-Ani, age 55, Chrichchurch ( NZ citizen from Iraq )
Jane-Marie Alberts, age 44, Christchurch
Mary Louise Anne Bantillo Amantillo, age 23, Philippines
Jayden Brytane Andrews-Howland, age 15, Christchurch
Emmabelle Cabahug Anoba, age 26, Philippines
Marina Arai, age 19, Japan
Linda Isobel Arnold, age 57, Christchurch
Matthew Lyle Beaumont, age 31, Christchurch
Dr Dominic Joseph Gerard Bell, age 45, Chrichchurch
Valquin Decasota Bensurto, age 23, Philippines
Heidi Julie Berg, age 36, Christchurch
Carey Stuart Bird, age 48, Australia ( NZ citizen )
Andrew James Llewellyn Bishop, age 33, Christchurch
Nina Jane Bishop, age 32, Christchurch
Pamela Maree Brien, age 54, Christchurch
Rhys Frank Brookbanks, age 25, Christchurch
Melanie Jane Brown, age 54, Christchurch
Henry Ross Bush, age 75, Christchurch
Ivy Jane Cabunilas, age 33, Philippines
Yu Cai, age 31, China
Ian Neville Caldwell, age 47, Christchurch
Cristiano Carazo- Chandler, age 35, Christchurch
Helen Margaret Chambers, age 44, Christchurch
Yang Chen, age 29, China
John Kristoffer Villega Chua, age 24, Philippines
Suan Patricia Chuter, age 52, Christchurch
Stephan Cochrane, age 43, Christchurch
Rachel Elizabeth Conley, age 27, USA
Philip Graeme Reeve Coppeard, age 41, Christchurch
Patrick John Coupe, age 46, Christchurch
Donald Ashby Cowey, age 82, Christchurch
Andrew Christian Ross Craig, age 46, Christchurch
John Barry Craig, age 67, Christchurch
Estelle Marie Cullen, age 32, Christchurch
Dr Tamara Cvetanova, age 42, Serbia, Resident in Christchurch
Betty Irene Dickson, age 82, Christchurch
Joanna Clare Didham, age 35, Christchurch
Jennifer Ann Donaldson, age 55, Christchurch
Paul Clarence Dunlop, age 67, Rolleston
Marielle Farlardeau, age 60, Canada
Dian Mary Falconer, age 54, Christchurch
Adam Stephan Fisher, age 27, Christchurch
Maureen Valerie Fletcher, age 75, Christchurch
Ian Foldesi, age 64, Christchurch
Jewel Jose Francisco, age 26, Philippines
Samuel Reese Gibb, age 27, Christchurch
Jaime Robert McDowell Gilbert, age 22, Christchurch
Joanne May Giles, age 60, Christchurch
Baxtor Gowland, 5 months, Christchurch
Elizabeth Jane Grant, age 51, Christchurch
Natasha Sarah Hadfield, age 38, Kaiapoi
Yuki Hamasaki, age 23, Japan
Xiling Han, age 25, China
Tamara Lia Harca, age 59, Romania, Resident of Christchurch
Jayden Harris, age 8 months, Christchurch
Yuki Hasumoto, age 22, Japan
Yumiko Hata, age 29, Japan
Miki Hayasaka, age 37, Japan
Wen He, age 25, China
Jen/Jin Hii, age 34, Malaysia
Yuko Hirabayashi, age 28, Japan
Yoshiko Hirauchi, age 61, Japan
Marion Isabella McKirdy Hilbers, age 49, Christchurch
Christopher Grant Homan, age 34, Christchurch
Amanda Jane Hooper, age 30, Rolleston
Megumi Horita, age 19, Japan
Hifumi Hoshiba, age 41, Japan
Rika Hyuga, age 30, Japan
Toshiko Imaoka, age 34, Japan
Gabi Ingel, age 22, Israel
Thanydha Intarangkun, age 36, Thailand
Tomoki Ishikuro, age 19, Japan
Kyle Brandon Jack-Midgley, age 27, Christchurch
Man Jin, age 26, China
Kayo Kanamaru, age 19, Japan
Kyoko Kawahata, age 20, Japan
Beverley Faye Kennedy, age 60, Christchurch
Saori Kikuda, age 19, Japan
Yasuhiro Kitagawa, age 39, Japan
Chang Lai, age 27, China
Wai Fong Lau, age 87, Christchurch
Hsin Hung Lee, age 32, Taiwan
Normand Lee, age 25, Christchurch
Jinyan Leng, age 30, China
Ofer Levy, age 22, Israel
De Li, age 19, China
Wanju Li, age 44, China
Xia Li, age 42, China
Phimphorn Liandgchuea, age 41, Thailand
Adrienne Isobel Lindsay, age 54, Christchurch
Haruthaya Luangsurapeesakul, age 32,Thailand
Shawn Lucas, age 40, Christchurch
Scott William Emerson Lucy, age 38, Timaru
Catherine McNicol Lunney, age 62, Christchurch
Donna Merrie Manning, age 43, Christchurch
Kelly Lynn Maynard, age 43, Christchurch
Philip John McDonald, age 57, Ashburton
Matthew Stuart McEachen, age 25, Christchurch
Owen Thomas McKenna, age 40, Christchurch
Teresa Mclean (nee Elms), age 40, Kaiapoi (NZ citizen from the UK)
Heather Marilyn Meadows, age 66, Christchurch
Ezra Mae Sabayton Medalle, age 24, Philippines
Janet Dawn Meller, age 58, Christchurch
Adrienne Meredith, age 36, Christchurch
Ofer Binyamin Mizrahi, age 22, Israel
Kelsey Sinitta Moore, age 18, Christchurch
Emi Murakami, age 19, Japan
Jillian Lesley Murphy, age 48, Christchurch
Melissa Ann Neale, age 41, Wellington
Erica Avir Reyes Nora, age 20, Philippines
Blair James O'Connor, age 34, Christchurch
John Joseph O'Connor, age 40, Ireland
Noriko Otsubo, age 41, Japan
Linda Rosemary Parker, age 50, Christchurch
Joseph Tehau Pohio, age 40, Christchurch
Taneysha Gail Prattley, age 5 weeks, Christchurch
Wanpen Preeklang, age 45, Thailand
Jessie Lloyd Redoble, age 30, Philippines
Deborah Ann Roberts, age 39, Christchurch
Joseph Stuart Routledge, age 74, Christchurch
Lucy Rouledge, age 74, Christchurch
Saya Sakuda, age 19, Japan
Yoko Sakurai , age 27, Japan
Jeff Pelesa Sanft, age 32, Christchurch
Gillian Sayers, age 43, Christchurch (UK citizen)
Susan Lyn Selway, age 50, Christchurch
Emma Shaharudin, age 35, Lincoln, Christchurch
Dr Allan Alexander Sinclair, age 45, Christchurch
Christopher Patrick Smith, age 48, Selwyn District
Christine Patricia Stephenson, age 61, Christchurch
Reta Stewart, age 81, Christchurch
Beverley May Stick, age 71, Christchurch
Earl Nicholas Stick, age 78, Christchurch
Neil Glyn Stocker, age 58, Timaru
Michael Stuart Coulter Styant, age 41, Christchurch
Rhea Mae Sumalpong, age 25, Philippines
Yoko Suzuki, age 31, Japan
Te Taki Tairakena, age 60, Christchurch
Hiroko Tamano, age 43, Japan
Brian Warrington Taylor, age 66, Chritchurch
Isaac James Thompson, age 21, Rangiora
Desley Ann Thomson, age 32, Christchurch
Lesley Jane Thomson, age 55, Christchurch
Gregory James Tobin, age 25, Christchurch
Shane Robert Tomlin, age 42, Christchurch
Elsa Torres de Frood, age 53, Peru (NZ resident)
Asuka Tsuchihashi, age 28, Japan
Hui Yun Tum, age 22, China
Yurika Uchihira, age 19, Japan
Amanda Jayne Uriao, age 38, Christchurch
Valeri Volnov, age 41, Russia (NZ resident)
Jittra Waithayatadapong, age 40, Thailand
Limin Wang, age 32, China
Tao Wang, age 29, China
Graham Weild, age 77, Christchurch
Joan Dorothy Weild, age 76, Christchurch
Lisa Patricia Willems, age 43, Christchurch
Julie Kathryn Wong, age 37, Christchurch ( duel UK and NZ Citizenship)
Siriphan Wongbunngam, age 27, Thailand
Murray John Wood, age 56, Christchurch
Owen Morris Wright, age 40, Lyttelton
Stephen Robert Wright, age 46, Christchurch
Paul Khye Soon Wu, age 60, Christchurch ( NZ citizen from Malaysia )
Sisi Xin, age 28, China
Linlin Xu, age 26, China
Xiujuan Xu, age 47, China
Ayako Yamaguchi, age 30, Japan
Mina Yamatani, age 19, Japan
Didem Yaman, age 31, Turkey
Caiying Ye, age 27, China
Saki Yokota, age 19, Japan
Gilhwan Yu, age 23, Korea
Naon Yu, age 21, South Korea
Didi Zhang, age 23, China
Hui Zhang, age 34, China
Weiyu Zhang, age 30, China
Yantao Zhong, age 31, China
Xiaoli Zhou, age 26, China
You know you're in Christchurch when..
Geonet/ChristchurchQuakeMap is your homepage.
The rest of the country offers you a place to stay.
"Munted" and "buggered" are official technical terms.You go "pfffft" when Wellington has a 4.5 earthquake that's 40km deep.
You see a nice park in another city and think it would make a good evacuation point. ( or stand in a supermarket praying there ain't another aftershock, death by falling nappies isn't how you want to be remembered).
You sleep in one suburb, shower in another and collect water from yet another.
When you drive on the right side of the road and no one thinks it's wrong.
You are happy two Policemen came for a visit.
When your bike becomes your best friend.
You think it's fine for a soldier to be stationed at the end of your street.
You see armoured vehicles driving down the road.
It's normal to greet people with "Do you need a shower?".
A bucket of shit is no longer that old car you drive.
Every house is a crack house.
Instead of rushing to the clothes line to get clothes in when it rains, you put dirty washing on the line in the hope that it will rain enough to clean them.
Going to Wellington to escape earthquakes makes sense.
Your doctor recommends having a few stiff drinks before going to bed to help you sleep.
You know how to start and refuel a generator.
You have tied the pantry, liquor cabinet and all the cupboard doors closed and it's not to keep the kids out.
You prefer to sit under the table instead of at it.
You think electronics that have "shock proof" should say to which earthquake magnitude.
You know and actually understand the terms and conditions of your House and Contents insurance policies.
You can see irony in claims about houses made of "Permanent Materials"
Your en-suite has a vege garden, dog kennel and grass.
Your teenagers are all to happy to sleep in the same room as their parents.
You stop using the term "built like a brick shit house".
Dressing up to "head into town" means putting on a hi-viz vest, hard hat and boots.
Discussing toilet habits with total strangers is an everyday norm.
Wee boys don't get excited when they see (another) digger or dozer- but all the adults on the street cheer wildly.
Voluntarily staying in Timaru for five days seems like a good idea.
You know what that extra gear lever on your 4X4 is for.
Metservice includes a dust graph.
You have a dust mask tan lines.
You can use the term "liquefaction" in everyday casual conversation,even your three year old can.
When a massive group of students appears in your street, you are overwhelmed with gratitude..instead of calling the Police. What's more, the students leave the street in better
condition than when they arrived.
The answer to where anything is...it's on the floor. (An old NZ tv commercial from when we were little, you had to be there)
You smile at strangers and greet people like you're one big family.
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives,
but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do
that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King Jr
"When the doorbell rings at 3 in the morning it's never good news" The first time I read this sentence I did not expect to be so overwhelmed by the 9 book journey that followed. I must admit I'm scared to read the final book just yet, I don't want the journey to end. It's more than a book now, it's a part of my life, they're not just characters, they're are my family, these books are a part of me and reading them I can so easily be apart of them.
I am too positive to be doubtful.Too optimistic to be fearful.
And too determined to be DEFEATED.God give me serenity
to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change
the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones
who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance take it, if it changes your life let it.
Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised that
it would be worth it.
Dear mother nature, we’ve had enough
It’s been sixteen months of ‘doing it tough’
A year and a half of life in a uncertainty and tears
A city of people now bound in their fears
Our nerves are raw and our tempers in tatters
... As daily we endure the loss of things that really matter
Wondering what each day will take in its wake
We will still have power, water or stores if there’s another quake?
It’s so hard for every parent to endure the sight
Of their little ones so scared, so bound up in fright
You try to re-assure them, to soothe and calm
To wrap them in your arms to save them from harm
As the roar of a quake rips through the air
Glass and ornaments being thrown everywhere
The very earth beneath you violently surging and lurching
Their fear is alive, their cries are heart wrenching
Our older generation has never before
Been so afraid of what the future holds in store
‘Why don’t they leave’? outsiders ask
Leave for where?, pack up your whole life? To big a task
Is it possible to leave everything that has meaning in your heart?
To make new memories, to begin again from the start?
The reality is for some, there’s no choice left to make
Their houses have gone, all that’s left is heartbreak.
The resolve of the strongest is beginning to crumble
As we watch our loved city continue to tumble
The holes in the roads get bigger the patches not holding
The wrecking ball swings and buildings keep folding
Whole streets are abandoned the grass growing tall
The cliffs at the beach continue to fall
So why are we still here, refusing to live in pity
Because we know Christchurch will once again be a great city...
If You Read Down To Here, You Deserve A Medal
Stealth Dragon (89)