Author has written 15 stories for Gallagher Girls, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Vampire Academy, Twilight, and Bloodlines Series, Richelle Mead.
Thank you for clicking on my profile. I assume this means you genuinely want to know something about me or you are looking for some story I wrote. If it's the latter than feel free to scroll down. If you genuinely want to get to know me then I'll provide a substantial amount of information so you can feel connected to me in a way.
I'm sure in other people's profiles they list things about themselves. It's not very definitive about a person's character. Every interest, every favorite color, every favorite out there has a story behind it. I'll be the one to explain the what and the why.
My name's Reya. Well it's not my real name, but I prefer to be called that. I am seventeen years old, a senior in high school. This summer I will begin attending SUNY Albany to further my education as a currently undecided major. Sadly, I don't know what I want to do in my life, unlike my peers.
As I'm still a teenager I tend to act a bit immature but I act appropriately when the occasion calls for it. I often get lost in my own thoughts and ask myself questions. Most of my inner struggles stay in my head unless I'm feeling particularly unusual. Then, I start tweeting my inner thoughts which are quite random and don't make sense. In any case, no one really cares because Twitter is the place to talk to strangers. Ironically talking to strangers is more comforting than talking to people I actually know. I met a stranger through FanFiction.Net and because we took our relationship to Twitter she's become a good friend.
Which brings my next point. One morning, I decided to create a book blog. I thought it would be a good idea at the time. It seemed like it would be fun. However, I soon found out managing a blog is a lot of work. It took about a week to get the right design. And then I had to start writing up blog posts. The format of Blogger was confusing at first and I had no idea what I was doing. So I asked for help. (that's another thing about me I'll discuss) My FanFiction now Twitter friend offered to help me. If you guys would like to check the blog out here's a link:
If you want to follow me on Twitter my tag is: @ReyaP30
I am a person of many contradictions. I say things that don't make sense and I also change my opinions a lot. I absolutely hate asking for help. If someone tells me I can't do something by myself I would probably spend the rest of my life trying to prove them wrong. I get really determined and prefer doing things my way. I work independently and though I don't enjoy working with others I can manage that.
I am not a recluse either. I just prefer being alone. Over the years I've made my fair share of friends and enemies. From when I was about 13, I thought I was all cool and stuff. About 30 people sat at my lunch table and they all seemed to like me and be my friend. We did crazy things together that I am NOT proud of now and in high school we still stayed friends. But by my sophomore year, I started to meet other people; more responsible and intelligent people. Those "smart" people I had been in class with over the years didn't seem so bad anymore. So my life was kind of the opposite from usual. I went from having a lot of questionable friends to having a few really good friends. I wouldn't change that if I had a chance.
I've always been hardworking. My friends that are in regular classes deem me smart and a nerd just because I've been in advanced, AP, and college courses in school. I am not smart. I work to learn things. To make matters worse, my ethnicity is Indian. My parents are from India but I was born and raised in America. Being an Asian means that people expect you to be naturally smart. And our parents don't whip out their belts or ground if we get B's in our classes. At least mine don't. I can't vouch for other parents.
I fortunately have a life outside of school. Thankfully, I don't have a job because then I'd have no time to be typing this profile, which is getting quite long. But no one really reads profiles anyway. It's nice to just ramble about myself for once. Don't get me wrong, I'm not vain but it's not everyday I get to type out the little details of my life. Anyway, I have a life. No really, I do. I'm in a few Honor Societies so volunteer work is mandatory, and really cool. You'd think doing volunteer work would be boring, and some days it is, but it's really satisfying to put your effort into something that helps the community. I'm not saying that I'm changing lives but it's just nice to help people out.
I have a boyfriend too. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Indian girls are NEVER allowed to date! Technically speaking, I'm not allowed to. He is the son of some of my parents' friends. His sister is like my sister. Before you think it gets cheesy, here's our story. My boyfriend and I have known each other for a little over ten years. And when we became teenagers, I didn't like him at first. If you didn't know him you'd think he's like those obnoxious types. He's a bit popular at the school he goes to and he's on his school's football and track team. I am nowhere in the league he is at my own school but I think he thought I was. I dress nicely and wear makeup. So despite the fact that we don't see each other very often because we go to different schools and live about 1 and a half hours away from each other, we ended up dating. And then about six months later we split up. And then two years later we started dating again; February 27 of this year I believe. I won't say what happened between us because it's personal but I myself can't comprehend how happy he's mine again.
Tennis is a huge part of my life. When I was about 12 years old, I was going through this tomboy phase, as most girls do. I had been playing basketball for five years prior to this but it really wasn't my sport. Also, I'm fairly short for my age and we all know that is horrible when you're better playing defense than offense in basketball. So, I picked up a racket. Tennis to me, was probably the only other sport I managed to get interested in. I don't even remember how it happened or when. All I knew was that I enjoyed playing it. I love watching it on TV and following my favorite professional players (Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Roger Federer) too. I joined my high school team during freshman year, and I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions in my life. You know how all the adults tell you to join a club or sport because you'll make friends with similar interests? They are wrong. You're not going to make friends; you're going to find a family. My tennis team and I have been through it all together. When I made the decision to not continue tennis this year, I felt like my heart was being ripped from my body. I'll admit I shed a lot of tears.
I also tend to dramaticize things, but honestly if I didn't, would you be reading my stories?
I love color red. When you're young, everyone always asks you what color is your favorite. Mine would change everyday because I loved every single color. The bright hues of yellow, orange and red mesmerized me. The coolness of dark blues, greens, and purples found their place into my heart. My father would become really annoyed that I just loved all of them. He told me to just pick one and stick with it. After taking time to think about each color, I determined it would be red. Red, in my culture, is the color of celebration and happiness. I'm the kind of person that likes being happy. I'm the type of person that'll fake being happy because I would be ashamed if anybody saw that I was sad or angry. I'm the kind of person that goes out of their way to make people happy, even if it means looking stupid in front of a large crowd. That is why I love red. It inspires me to spread my joy.
I am a huge fangirl and have gone through many phases in my life. Most of them are really embarrassing so I won't talk about them. Hehe. But I believe my fangirl side of me reflects my ability to feel strongly. I'm passionate about things I care about and that causes me to have strong opinions. I see it as an asset to my overall character. So thank you to the Jonas Brothers, specifically Joe Jonas for being the ones that developed my inner fangirl. You were the first ones I fainted over.
Speaking of music, I don't listen to American music...anymore. Well I do, a little but I don't like it anymore. I used to. I've gone through so many phases in American music. I'll admit I grew up with Disney artists like Aaron Carter, The Cheetah Girls, and stuff. Then everything changed (when the Fire Nation attacked lol just kidding) when I heard the song Paralyzer by Finger Eleven. I think it made me branch off and listen to stuff that wasn't Disney. It was then Paramore and I became acquainted with each other. Not literally, I meant that I started listening to their music. I've tried to listen to them but there's something stopping me. I do listen to Bollywood music when it's from a good movie.
K-Pop. Now K-Pop and I will be in a monogamous relationship for the rest of my life. Don't insult K-Pop, and don't say anything remotely rude about my idols. Cuz I promise you I will bust you up. (imitating police officer from Transformers. I have seen that movie way too many times.)
Speaking of movies, my absolute all time favorite movie in the whole world is The Godfather. Everything about it is perfection. Because of my villain complex (which I'll discuss in the next paragraph) The Godfather is the perfect movie. The Corleone family are the bad guys but they're also the good guys. It's tragic, dramatic, the plot is complex. On top of all that it's a story about mafia families. Other than The Godfather, I enjoy superhero movies. I was a bit of a comic/cartoon nerd as a young child. (favorite superhero will be another paragraph) I also enjoy Disney movies except for Cars. I mean, who wants to watch a movie about talking cars? I also hate all the Shrek movies. He's an ogre with the worst love story of all time. (I would have not let Kanye finish.)
Okay, so my villain complex. In literature and media and all that stuff, I'm attracted to the villains. I don't even know why. They do bad things, they try to ruin the world and in most cases the media and authors (if it's a book) make them look sexy while doing it. In the Harry Potter series, my favorite character happens to be Tom Riddle Jr. I happened to like Loki more than Thor when I saw that movie. Don't even get me started on the Joker from Batman. My mind is twisted and if I have disgusted you I am sorry. If anyone else feels this way let me know because I'd love to chat with you.
Okay so for my favorite superhero story. I have an intense love for Batman. I like him because he's a superhero that doesn't have super powers. Yeah, he's not as powerful as Superman but he doesn't need need to have powers. His villains are crazy people that either belong in the Arkham Asylum or have escaped from it. Batman's rich strong and insanely smart. And he's got tithe best butler/best friend in the world. My point is that I like him because he's a superhero that doesn't need super powers to beat the bad guys.
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