Author has written 3 stories for Bloody Jack Adventures, Leviathan series, and Young Samurai series.
Good day to you who has decided to click here.
Personally, I'm sure you should have better things to do...
Name: Laura. Laura Jayne, if you include a middle name, hence the Jay in my username.
Age: 16. :)
Appearance: A couple of inches too short for my liking. Hair's THICK, straight and blond-ish - bright in summer, murky in winter when there's no sun. Sea coloured eyes. (I know, random description. But they're almost blue and almost green and a little grey, so this is the best I could come up with, alright?) Um... Narrow face, pointy chin. I eat loads, but stay relatively thin. Apparently this is because I never stay still. Fair point, that...
Oh, and the picture? Not me. Just a manga doodle I did. Love drawing manga - only thing I CAN draw.
Nationality: English. *Checks family tree for any evidence of more interesting background, such a Scot or an Irish person*. Nope. Just English.
Favourite Authors: This is a long list... Hmm... Paul Dowswell (Powder monkey trilogy = fantastic), Elizabeth Laird (Mixture of fantastic historical novels and more gritty stuff), LA Meyer (BLOODY JACK!), Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games - duh), Scot Westerfeld (They fly around in a giant whale. How cool?!), Rober Muchamore (I SO wanted to be a Cherub agent at the age of twelve), Alex Scarrow (Timeriders rock), Nicola Morgan (She wrote two books about a highwayman/girl. How can you not love that?), Ceila Rees (Pirates and witch hunts. Cool.), Laurie Halse Anderson (I love her writing style, whether it's in modern settings or historical ones), Catherine Jinks (Pagan's the cutest book character I've seen for ages, if you don't count Bovril.), Chris Bradford (Ninjas and samurai and shipwrecks. Need I say more?).
Favorite Music: Meh. Anything. I play uke, clarinet and piano. Also I sing in choirs. WAY too many choirs...
Also, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. What do you mean, you haven't heard of them?! Go to YouTube and check them out. Insanely good on what is genuinely the coolest instrument in the world. (Yes. I also play ukulele.)
I have five of the most fantastic friends ever to grace this earth. Suzanne, Kate, Chloe, Ellen, Tara.
You lot rock.
~WORDS/EXPRESSIONS MY FRIENDS AND I HAVE MADE UP~
"We're having fun...in the same hammock" (I should never have lent Bloody Jack to Ellen)
"You being special?" (Meaning "are you having an early lunch?")
That entire conspiracy theory about Mr. Robertson controlling all world natural disasters...
Tara, yelling down the phone at Ellen: "I was having a mass textiles session at Laura's house, so no, I did not check FaceBook! Next stupid question?!"
English Teacher: "Never believe me and never quote me."
Michel, King's Shilling: "All's fair in love and war. And pillow fights."
At Explorers ~ Nigel (leader): "Now, what things should a knot be? Yes, Jake?"
In Music ~ Music Teacher: "I've seen they're going to do a special Glee concert at the O2 soon..."
*Class responds by talking a lot*
Music Teacher (wistfully): "I want to be in Glee..."
Ellen (in physics): "Have you ever touched an electric fence?" *pause* "I have. It made me feel warm and fuzzy."
Music teacher, showing the orchestra how to bow: "Down, two, three, up, two, three, smile, two, three..."
In North Sea in April, Me: "Jesus, it's freezing! What's the first sign of hypothermia again?"
Brother: 'Feeling cold?"
YOUR GIRL SIDE:
You wear lip gloss/stick. Nope.
You love to shop. Unless it's for books/manga art stuff/music, I HATE IT!
You wear eyeliner. Ew.
You wear the color pink See previous comment
Go to your mom for advice. I can sort out my own life.
You consider cheerleading a sport. Erm... No.
You hate wearing the color black. Black's cool.
You like hanging out at the mall. Don't call 'em malls. And I've got better places to go than shopping centres.
You like getting manicures and/or pedicures. Gerrof my hands! (or feet)
You like wearing jewelry. Not fussed.
Skirts are a big part of your wardrobe. I own ONE skirt, and that's compulsory school uniform.
Shopping is one of your favorite hobbies. Not going to comment.
You don't like the movie Star Wars It's alright.
You were in gymnastics/dance? Yep. Me = dancer. Until I joined cadets instead...
It takes you around/ more one hour to shower, get dressed, and make-up. No.
You smile a lot more than you should... But that's just me.
You have more than 10 pairs of shoes Trainers, school shoes, fake ugg boots, flipflops. That's me sorted.
You care about what you look like. Nope, not in a glittery-pink-impressing-boys way
You like wearing dresses when you can. NEVER!
You like wearing body spray/perfume/cologne. Stinky
You love the movies. Thery're ok, but I live quite far away from a cinema, so I can't go so often, because it would mean effort to get a train.
Used to play with dolls as little kid. Guilty as charged
Like putting make-up on someone else for the joy/joke of it. I have a life...
Like being the star of everything. Not everything :)
YOUR GUY SIDE:
You love hoodies. Yup
You love jeans. See above
Dogs are better than cats. Sorry, cat lovers. But dogs are cooler.
It's hilarious when people get hurt. I shouldn't say this. But it is, especially as it's normally ME who's done something daft and ended up bleeding.
You've played with/against boys on a team. Boys make PE so much more interesting. Especially in dodgeball.
Shopping is torture. Haven't you worked it out yet?
Sad movies suck. What's the point?
You own/ed an X-Box. Can't afford.
Played with Hotwheel cars as a kid. They belonged to my brother. I adopted them and made cool tracks. Nuff said.
At some point in time you wanted to be a firefighter. Blame Fireman Sam, OK?
You own/ed a DS, PS2 or Sega On two quid a week?
You used to be obsessed with Power Rangers. THAT was my brother. He liked the dinosaur ones.
You watch sports on TV. World cup count?
Gory movies are cool. Not squeamish, me.
You go to your dad for advice. Well, if I had a problem I would actually GO to a parent for, yeah, it'd probably be my dad.
You own like a trillion baseball caps. Not that I actually wear them...
You like going to high school football games. Not really applicable, as I go to a SECONDARY school (not high), and our sport's rugby rather than football anyway.
You used to/do collect football/baseball cards. Um... No.
Baggy pants are cool to wear. Assuming this means trousers as opposed to knickers.
It's kinda weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people. Uh-uh. Sleepovers = craziness
Green, black, red, blue, or silver are one of your favorite colors. Don't have a favorite colour. I'm open-minded.
You love to go crazy and not care what people think. Yeah.
Sports are fun. Depending on what they are. Basketball with boys = fun and violent. Netball = boring and COLD
Talk with food in your mouth. Yucky. I try not to, but...
Sleep with your socks on at night If I'm camping. Especially in Yorkshire.
Well, that's slightly worrying... I am apparently the wrong gender...
This is Bunny.
Copy and paste Bunny to your profile to help him achieve world domination!
On the other hand, this is Kitty.
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Kitty is Bunny's nemesis. Or evil accomplice. Nobody really knows. Either way, copy and paste Kitty as well, or Bunny will get lonely!
Go the bunny!
OK, I have to say it . Who made these little dudes?
Loved this quiz:
Write Down Ten Random Characters.
1.Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack)
2.Jaimy Fletcher (Bloody Jack)
3.Kit Smith/Catherine de Jalignac (Secrets of the Fearless)
4.John Barr (Secrets of the Fearless)
5.Bess Irvine (Highwayman’s Footsteps)
6.Will de Lacey (Highwayman’s Footsteps)
7.Jack Fletcher (Young Samurai)
8.Akiko (Young Samurai)
9.Deryn Sharp (Leviathan)
10.Alek Ferdinand (Leviathan)
1 Four invites Three and Eight to dinner at their own house. What happens?
Kit: We’re married. Why did you invite me to dinner at my own house?
Kit: And who’s this... Akiko, anyway?
John: Ah - I promise I can explain.
Kit (glaring): You’d better.
2 You need to stay at a friend's house for a night. Whose house, One or Six?
Hmm. Will’s house is likely to be very posh, being as he’s high born, and also very nice. However, as he runs away from home before the start of the book, it’d be more likely to be in some damp hut either on the Yorkshire moors or in Scotland. Probably get less sleep with Jacky around, but I don’t mind that. I’ll go for One, then.
3 Two and Seven are making out when Ten walks in. Ten's reaction?
Alek: Ah... (Backs away) I’ll...um...just leave you to it, shall I?
(When he’s out of the room) That’s... That’s... THEY’RE GAY?!
4 Three falls in love with Six. Eight is jealous. What happens?
Not quite sure why Akiko would be jealous, being as she’s Japanese and from the seventeenth century and hasn’t exactly been jet setting off to Europe on a regular basis. Besides, I think Kit and Will would go alright together if they weren’t with their own partner. They’re both pretty high class, so maybe even their parents would approve. Checks nationalities. Ah. French and English. Well... It was worth a try...
5 Four jumps you in a dark alleyway. Who rescues you, two, ten, or seven?
I’d hope John wouldn’t jump me in a dark alleyway. He’s a good guy. But anyway... Jaimy would probably be decent with a sword and pistol, being as he’s an officer in the Navy, but then again, so’s John. Alek can fence, but my money would have to be on Jack. Not only is he trained in Two Heavens technique – meaning he can use two swords at once – as well as being good at hand to hand combat and archery, he’s been trained by ninjas. And samurai. So I don’t much rate John’s chances there...
6. One decides to start a cooking show. Fifteen minutes later, what happens?
The TV studio is in flames.
7 Three has to marry either Eight, Four, or Nine. Who do they choose?
No brainer. Eight is Akiko, who’s female. Nine is Deryn, who (despite popular opinion), is also female. Besides, Kit would see through the disguise pretty quickly, being as she’s not against a bit of boy-disguise herself. And she marries John anyway. So Four.
8 Seven kidnaps Two and demands something from Five for Two's release. What is it?
He would probably demand the rutter – the logbook that he seems to spend half his life chasing after, as it keeps getting taken by ninjas, corrupt priests, daimyos, ect. Actually, why would Bess have this? Maybe she stole it on a highwayman jaunt. But I don’t think she’d care too much for Jacky’s being let loose. And knowing Jacky, she’d probably manage to get away with from Jack without too much trouble. Even if he IS a samurai.
9 Everyone gangs up on Three. Does Three stand a chance?
Frankly – no. Charming as Kit may be, and while she might have served as a powder monkey aboard the Fearless... Well, think about it. Jacky and Jaimy both fight well, as do John, Bess, Will, Deryn and Alek. Akiko is definitely kick-backside, and the same goes for Jack. She might get a bit of sympathy if she starts crying, but really... Uh-uh.
10 Everyone is invited to Two and Seven's wedding except for Eight. How does Eight react?
Akiko: Why are you marrying this man?
Jack: I don’t know what you mean.
Akiko: He’s... He’s a he!
Jack: We love each other.
Akiko mutters something about crazy Englishmen and stalks off to have a cup of green tea.
11 Why is Six afraid of Seven?
Duh. Seven eight nine. Anyway, er... Will is probably afraid of Jack for reasons mentioned above, namely martial arts training that means he can decapitate any random man without blinking if he wants. Though he wouldn’t do that, because he’s the hero of the story. He has to have a REASON for decapitating people.
12 Nine arrives too late for Two and Seven's wedding. What happens and why were they late?
Everyone turns to look at her. Deryn’s excuse is that they ran into a couple of Clanker dreadnoughts and had to fight them.
REALLY, she was kissing Alek.
13 Nine murders Two's best friend (Has to be someone on the list). What does Two do to get back?
Deryn murders Jacky. Wonder why? You’d think they’d get on, both being midshipmen who are really girls (alright, so Jacky goes through about six different ranks. But midshipman’s the important one). Anyway, I imagine Jaimy would do pretty much everything he could to get back at Deryn. Or failing that, kill himself. I mean, Jaimy’s whole role in the books is to wait patiently for Jacky despite all odds. What else is there from him to do?!
15 Six and One are in mortal danger. Does Six save One or themselves?
Ah, Will’s a gentleman. He’d try to save Jacky. Even though, knowing her, she’d probably have already have escaped from afore mentioned mortal danger.
16 Eight and Three go camping. But they forget food. What do they do?
Kit: Where’s the food?
Akiko: Didn’t you bring any?
Kit: Weren’t you bringing it?
Akiko: Oh, well. *Gets out bow and shoots unsuspecting rabbit*. Here’s food.
Kit: I so want to be a ninja too.
17 Five is in a car accident and is critically injured. What does Nine do?
Tries to get her conscious again, probably by slapping her. Doesn’t work. Deryn starts panicking. Tries calling 999, realises it’s 1914 and 99 doesn’t wor- Wait. If Deryn’s from 1914 and Bess from 1761 how the hell did they end up in a car accident? Whatever. Bess’d probably get done anyway if this did happen – after all, she’s badly injured in Highwayman’s Footsteps, and gets bitten by a snake in Highwayman’s Curse. Thinking on this, what does Nicola Morgan have about hurting Bess?!
18 The quiz is over. By the way, how did Two and Seven end up?
Jack: *blinks rapidly* Huh? What happened?
Jaimy: I don’t kn – why are you naked?!
Bovril: Hee, hee...
Yeah – when in doubt, blame it on the meerkat.