Author has written 7 stories for Atelier Annie, Vampire Academy, and Hunger Games.
Hi there! I'm Annie, a normal--albeit a little strange sometimes--fifteen year old from the emerald isles:D (that's ireland, fyi.) I'm pretty boring really, and there's probably going to be a lot of waffling while i try to think of something semi-interesting to say about myself:L
I'm a really shy person with a few close friends (hey guys!), interested in doing well at school, love books--both reading and writing them!:D--music, art. Dream job would be an author, or maybe a lawyer. Favourite colour's blue. In two minds about my favourite food:D Have a few weird obsessions with such things as Yu-Gi-oh!, Hayao Miyazaki's movies, Ace Attorney, Death Note, tea, wearing slippers, being scarily organised etc etc... i'll not weird you out any further :L
For anyone who hasn't seen my Author's Notes on both Hungry for You and Crossed Wires, I am currently revamping all of my stories until they are up to my standards. I was thirteen when I wrote them, what do you expect?! XD Hopefully will get something updated soon!
Some epic bands: McFLY, Elliot Minor, The All-American Rejects, Secondhand Serenade, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Evanescence, Escape the Fate, MCR, The Beatles, Queen, We The Kings, Mumford & Sons, Busted, One Direction, You Me At Six, Metro Station, Linkin Park, Black Veil Brides, Guns N Roses, All Time Low and Bon Jovi :D
My Favourite Books/series (in no particular order): Vampire Academy (obviously!), The Hunger Games, Bloodlines, Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol, The Twilight Saga, The Eternal Ones, Hush Hush/Crescendo/Silence/Finale, Conspiracy 365, Alex Rider, Young Bond, The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, etc etc etc... ;D
First Impressions Never Last- COMPLETE
Game Night at St. Vlads
Hungry for You
Dimitri Vs Adrian
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Stories that will be coming some time in the future!
Stolen - Vampire Academy (sequel to Crossed Wires)
A one shot of Rose's trials if Dimitri had been there (in progress!)
Another one shot of Dimitri's restoration... except in this he doesnt ignore rose :)
Sparks (A RosexChristian fic ;) - also in progress)
Annie and Hans Falling in Love rewritten (in progress!)
A top secret, confidential, FYEO story that i cant tell anyone about (also, i just gave you like three clues... think about it! Oh, and it's VA, too)
A Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices fic :P
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If you think TV Golf is the most boring thing on TV...Copy and paste this into your profile.
"I'm bringing sexy back..." Copy and paste this into your profile if you never even knew sexy was gone
If you haven't died yet, copy and paste this onto your profile.
Pluto was no longer declared a planet on August 27 of 2006 just because it was 'too small' and 'off its orbit' for a couple scientists likings. If you still think Pluto should be a planet then copy and paste this to your profile. LONG LIVE PLUTO
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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! If you are really random put this on your profile.
I like cheese. If two gooses are geese, then why aren't two moose meese, or when two foots are feet, why aren't two footballs feetball? People call me crazy, but I'm just random! If you're random and proud of it, copy and paste this in your profile!
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Too many people have smoked marijuana. If you haven't, put this in your profile.
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92 percent of the teenage population would die if Abercrombie and Fitch or Hollister said it wasn't cool to breathe anymore. Put this in your profile if you're part of the 8 percent that would be laughing their asses off while the preps died.
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It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but it doesn't take any to just sit there with a dumb look on your face.
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I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.
REMEMBER WHEN ..
Put This In Your Profile If You're Still 5 Inside...No Matter How Old You Are Now
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For me, crazy is a loose term. Crazy is when you stare at a pencil and laugh when someone asks you just what you find so interesting about the eraser. Crazy is when you have an hour long sob-fest, then start singing and dancing when your favorite song plays. Crazy is when you do or say a totally random thing, like "Do you ever wonder where the eraser bits go?" or start having a thumbwar with yourself . So if you're crazy, copy this onto your profile.
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I OWE MY MOTHER
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE "If you're going
2. My mother taught me RELIGION "You better pray that will come out of
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL "If you don't straighten up,
4. My mother taught me LOGIC " Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC "If you fall out of that swing and
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT "Make sure you wear clean underwear,
7. My mother taught me IRONY "Keep crying, and I'll give you something
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS "Shut your mouth
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM "Will you look at that dirt
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA"You'll sit there until all that
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER "This room of yours looks as if
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY "If I told you once, I've told
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE "I brought you into this
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION "Stop acting like
15. My mother taught me about ENVY " There are millions of less
16 My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION "Just wait until we get
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING "You are going to get it when
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE "If you don't stop crossing
19. My mother taught me ESP "Put your sweater on; don't you think I
20. My mother taught me HUMOR "When that lawn mower cuts off your
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT "If you don't eat your
22. My mother taught me GENETICS "You're just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS "Shut that door behind you. Do
24. My mother taught me WISDOM "When you get to be my age, you'll
25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE. "One day you'll
FRIENDS: Will comfort you when he rejects you.
BEST FRIENDS: Will go up and ask him, "It's because you're gay, isn't it?"
FRIENDS: Will be there for you when he breaks up with you.
BEST FRIENDS: Will call him up and whisper, "Seven days..."
FRIENDS: Helps you up when you fall.
BEST FRIENDS: Keeps on walking saying, "Walk much, dumb ass?"
FRIENDS: Helps you find your prince.
BEST FRIENDS: Kidnaps him and brings him to you.
FRIENDS: Will ask you if you're okay when you're crying.
BEST FRIENDS: Will laugh at you and say, "Ha Ha, Loser!"
FRIENDS: Will offer you a soda.
BEST FRIENDS: Will dump theirs on you.
FRIENDS: Gives you their umbrella in the rain.
BEST FRIENDS: Takes yours and says, "Run - beep - run!"
FRIENDS: Will help you move.
BEST FRIENDS: Will help you move the bodies.
FRIENDS: Will bail you out of jail.
BEST FRIENDS: Would be in the room next to you saying, "That was awesome! Let's do it again!"
FRIENDS: Never ask for anything to eat or drink.
BEST FRIENDS: Helps themselves and are the reason why you have no food.
FRIENDS: Call your parents by Mr. and Mrs. and Grandpa, by Grandpa.
BEST FRIENDS:Call your parents DAD and MOM and Grandpa, GRAMPS!
FRIENDS: Would bail you out of jail.
BEST FRIENDS:Would be sitting next to you sayin "DAMN!" we messed up!
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
BEST FRIENDS: Wont tell everyone else you cried...just laugh about it with you in private when your not down anymore.
FRIENDS: Asks you to write down your number.
BEST FRIENDS: Has you on speed dial.
FRIENDS: Borrows your stuff for a few days then gives it back.
BEST FRIENDS: Loses your stuff and tells you, "My bad...here's a tissue."
Friends: Bring you a tissue to dry your tears.
Best Friends: Have a shovel ready to bury the asshole who did this to you.
FRIENDS: Only know a few things about you.
BEST FRIENDS: Could write a very embarrassing biography on your life story...
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing.
BEST FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds ass that left you
FRIENDS: Would knock on your front door.
BEST FRIENDS: Walk right in and say "I'M HOME."
FRIENDS: You have to tell them not to tell anyone.
BEST FRIENDS: Already know not to tell.
FRIENDS: Are only through high school/college.
BEST FRIENDS: Are for life.
FRIENDS: Will be there to take your drink away from you when they think you've had enough.
BEST FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place & say "Girl drink the rest of that ! You know we don't waste!"
Random Vampire Academy Quiz.
Who introduced you to the books?
I randomly got them off the internet one day and then I didnt read them for years. I was bored one day, and I had no book to read, so I started reading them. Best call ever :)
Did you buy them, borrow them, or have them given to you as a gift?
Bought them X)
Are you most looking forward to, Blood Promise, Succubus Shadows, or Spirit Bound?
Spirit Bound definitely :)
What's your dream ending to Blood Promise?
God knows... :L
Who is your favorite character?
Who's your favorite Moroi?
What's one of your favorite quotes from the stories?
Some of my favourites:
"You did not just say that. I have the feeling were on the verge of hugging and coming up with cute nicknames for each other." -Christian
And than suddenly he was there, charging down the hallway like death in a cowboy duster.- Rose
"Hey Mason, wipe the drool off your face. If you're going to think about me naked, do it on your own time." -Rose
"I love pity parties. I wish I'd bought the hats." -Christian
"I'm not jealous I'm just-" -Christian
"Are you kidding? He's arrogant, sarcastic, likes to intimidate people, and" – oh. Okay. Maybe she had a point.- Rose
"Oh God," I said. "I'm Zmey's daughter. Zmey Junior. Zmeyette, even." -Rose
I'd said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass. -Rose
Rose:"And besides, you don't hang out with him 24/7."
Dimitri:"Why did you come here" he asked at last
Rose: "Oh God, that's horrible. And she... she just let it happen?"
What was your favorite Rose and Adrian moment?
Hmm... When Adrian recites his 'impromptu poem' for Rose xP
How about your favorite Lissa and Rose moment?
When they team up against Avery :)
What was your favorite adventure/battle?
The attack on the school where Rose and Christian work together :)
Which book cover was your favorite?
Are these books among your favorite books of all?
This or That?
Vampire Academy or Frostbite?
Frostbite or Shadow Kiss?
Shadow Kiss or Vampire Academy?
Are you more excited about Blood Promise or Spirit Bound?
Spirit Bound X)
Who do you want to see Rose with most: Dimitri or Adrian?
Dimitri all the way :D
Who do you like more:
Rose or Dimitri?
Rose or Adrian?
Rose or Lissa?
Lissa or Adrian?
Rose or Mia?
Christian or Lissa?
Christian or Dimitri?
Kirova or Alberta?
Adrian or Christian?
Janine Hathaway or Tasha Ozera?
Lissa or Mia?
Eddie or Mason?
Anna or Vladimir?
Adrian or Mason?
Eddie or Christian?
Eddie or Adrian?
Who's the better villain: Blonde Strigoi or Victor?
Moroi or Dhampir?
Dimitri or Adrian?
if you wish you could go to a vampire academy like rose and Lissa and meet a guy like Dimitri, put this on your profile
-if you cried like a baby through the last chapters of shadow kiss because you thought Dimitri was dead, post this on your profile
-if you are so angry at the freaking strigoi for turning dimitri and taking him away from rose, post this
-if vampires are real, post it
-if you have read every vampire book you can get your little hands on, post it up!
-If you support the ‘Rose somehow SAVING and NOT KILLING Dimitri’ club, copy this into your profile.
If you have ever dreamed or imagined being a vampire or a werewolf, put this in your profile.
If you have ever zoned out for more than 5 consecutive minutes, copy this into your profile.
If you have ever zoned out for more than 5 consecutive minutes about twilight, copy this into your profile.
If you think being weird is cooler than being cool. Copy & Paste this into ur profile
If you want to be a guardian, post this on your profile.
Boys are like slinkeys, useless, but fun to watch fall down the stairs.
All the good ones are either gay, married, vampires or fictional characters in books or movies.
Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away (if well aimed).
If you have ever forgotten what you were going to say, right before you say it, copy this into your profile.
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If you have ever been so obsessed with something that now everyone is scared of you because of its effects copy this into your profile.
You know what makes letting go of a crush so hard? The fear that the moment you let go, they'll catch on.
If you can connect anything to Vampire Academy, copy and paste this on to your profile.
By An Unknown Author
Some examples of why the human race has probably evolved as far as possible. These are actual instruction labels on consumer goods...
On Sears hairdryer:
On a bag of Fritos:
On a bar of Dial soap:
On some Swann frozen dinners:
On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert: (printed on bottom of the box)
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:
On packaging for a Rowenta iron:
On Boot's Children's cough medicine:
On Nytol sleep aid:
On a Korean kitchen knife:
On a string of Christmas lights:
On a food processor:
On Sainsbury's peanuts:
On an Amerian Airlines packet of nuts:
On a Swedish chainsaw:
On a child's Superman costume:
Being mature is overrated.
Slinky Escalator = Endless fun!
One out of four people is insane. Look at three of your friends. If it's not them, it's you
"What you're looking for is always in the last place you look" (Me: Well, DUH, smart one! After you find it, you stop looking!)
If you are against child abuse, copy and paste this into your profile.
People who say "nothing's impossible" have never tried slamming a revolving door.
If your friends are considering torturing you because you won't shut up about the Twilight series, copy and paste this in your profile.
Put this in your profile if you didn't know the ABC's song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star had the same tune...
If you have ever pushed on a door that said pull or vice versa copy this into your profile
If you are crazy and proud of it copy and paste this onto your profile.
Most people would be offended if someone asked them what was wrong with their mind. Copy this into your pro if you would be one of the few people that would answer, "Where to begin?"
If you are in lala land most of the time copy this into your profile.
If several inanimate objects hate you copy and paste this into your profile
If you have embarrassing memories that make you want to smack yourself/someone else, copy this into your profile.
If you've ever talked to yourself, copy and paste this into your profile.
98 percent of teenagers do or have tried smoking pot. If you're one of the 2 percent who hasn't, copy & paste this in your profile.
If you think Bella is out of her mind for saying no to Edward's proposal in New Moon and you want to hit her hard upside the head with a blunt axe, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever run into a door, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you're one of those people who get excited when you see just one review, paste this into your profile
If you have ever walked into the men's toilets instead of the ladies or vice versa, paste this onto your profile.
If your friends are surprised that you haven't given them A.D.H.D., Automatic Death by Hyperness Disorder, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever tripped up the stairs, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you adore chocolate and frequently suffer from chocolate cravings while you have no access to the heavenly substance, copy this into your profile.
If you and your friends have nicknames, titles, or anything else for each other copy this to your profile.
If you think you have too many of these "copy and paste this into your profile" thingies, but have no intention of stopping now, copy and paste this into your profile.
98 percent of teenagers do drugs and alcohol. If you like bagels, copy this into your profile.
93 percent of teenagers would have an emotional breakdown if someone called them a freak. If you are part of the 7 percent that would say "What was your first clue?” copy this onto your profile.
If you have ever walked into a wall, copy this onto your profile
If you get good grades and still know nothing at all, copy and paste this onto your profile.
You're just jealous because the voices in my head talk to me and not you.
I don't suffer from insanity... I enjoy every minute of it.
They say "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." Well I think the guns help. If you stood there and yelled BANG, I don't think you'd kill too many people.
I don't obsess! I think intensely.
If you haven't died yet, copy and paste this onto your profile.
When you get caught looking at him, just remember, he was looking back!
Anyone giving away a knight in shining armor? Mine turned out to be a loser in tin foil.
Before you criticize some one, walk a mile in their shoes. That way you’re a mile away and you still have their shoes.
You laugh, I laugh. You cry, I cry. You hurt, I hurt. You jump off a bridge, I get a paddle boat and save your stupid backside.
I called your boyfriend gay, and he hit me with his purse.
Parents spend the first part of our lives teaching us to walk and talk, and the rest of it telling us to sit down and shut up.
The dinosaurs' extinction wasn't an accident. Barney came and they all commited suicide.
I understand that Scissors can beat Paper, and I get how Rock can beat Scissors, but there's no way Paper can beat Rock. Is Paper supposed to magically wrap around Rock leaving it immobile? If so, why can't paper do this to scissors? Screw scissors, why can't paper do this to people? Why aren't sheets of college ruled notebook paper constantly suffocating students as they attempt to take notes in class? I'll tell you why, because paper can't beat anybody, a rock would tear that stuff up in two seconds. That's why when I play rock/ paper/ scissors, I always choose rock. Then when somebody claims to have beaten me with their paper I can punch them in the face with my ready made fist and say, "Oh, I'm sorry, I thought paper would protect you".
Sometimes I wonder, "Why is the Frisbee getting bigger?" Then it hits me.
If there are times where you just wanna annoy someone for the heck of it, copy this into your profile.
If you know someone who should get run over by a bus, copy this into your profile. If you have ever wanted to just SLAP someone, copy this into your profile.
If I was staring at him, then I looked away when he looked at me, he had to be looking at me to see me looking at him. So he was essentially staring at me staring at him... right?
You Know You're a Book Addict If:
You can randomly open to a page and know exactly what's going on.
Read the book until 4 A.M., then get back up at 7 to continue reading.
You write fanfictions about the book.
You try to get all of your friends (and everyone else) to read it.
Everything reminds you of the book.
You quote random lines all the time
You try to do things that the characters do, even though you know you can't.
You've gotten incredibly bored in class, and debated on doing something your favorite character can do to escape the class
You've got a book memorized.
You've read a book more than five times.
You've read a book with 400 pages in less than two days.
You've planned and prepared a siege on a writer's house because he/she killed a character you like.
You've found yourself trying to impersonate a character.
Your idol is a character from a book
God vs. Science 1921
In a College classroom with a professor teaching a philosophy lesson...
"Let me explain the problem science has with religion." The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. "You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'"
"Yes sir," the student says.
"So you believe in God?"
"Is God good?"
"Sure! God's good."
"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"
"Are you good or evil?"
"The Bible says I'm evil."
The professor grins knowingly. "Aha! The Bible!" He considers for a moment. "Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?"
"Yes sir, I would."
"So you're good...!"
"I wouldn't say that."
"But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't."
The student does not answer, so the professor continues. "He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?"
The student remains silent.
"No, you can't, can you?'"the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. "Let's start again young fella. Is God good?"
"Er...yes," the student says.
"Is Satan good?"
The student doesn't hesitate on this one. "No."
"Then where does Satan come from?"
The student falters. "From God"
"That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?"
"Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?"
"So who created evil?" The professor continued, "If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil."
Again, the student has no answer.
"Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?"
The student squirms on his feet.
"So who created them?" The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. "Who created them?" There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. "Tell me," he continues onto another student. "Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?"
The student's voice betrays him and cracks.
"Yes, professor, I do."
The old man stops pacing. "Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?"
"No sir. I've never seen Him."
'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'
'No, sir, I have not.'
'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?'
'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'
'Yet you still believe in Him?'
'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?'
'Nothing,' the student replies. 'I only have my faith.'
'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.'
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat?'
'And is there such a thing as cold?'
'Yes, son, there's cold too.'
'No sir, there isn't.'
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet.
The student begins to explain. 'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'
Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.
'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'
'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation. 'What is night if it isn't darkness?'
'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester.
'So what point are you making, young man?'
'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'
The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed? Can you explain how?'
'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains. 'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?'
'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes of course I do.'
'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.
'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?'
The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.
'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.' The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into laughter. 'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir. So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. 'I Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'
'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?'
Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'
To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.'
The professor sat down.
The student was Albert Einstein.
"And than suddenly he was there, charging down the hallway like death in a cowboy duster."- Rose Hathaway
"I'd said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass. "- Rose Hathaway
"Hey, Mason, wipe the drool off your face. If you're going to think about me naked, do it on your own time"
"No one had ever called me unnatural before, except for the time I put ketchup on a taco."- Rose Hathaway
"Good God, Men everywhere." -Rose Hathaway
"And I thought the whole point of my education was that violence is the answer." -Rose Hathaway
"Even I make mistakes. I know it's hard to believe, kind of surprises me myself, but I guess it has to happen. It's probably some kind of karmic way to balance out the universe. Otherwise it wouldn't be fair one person so full of awesomeness." -Rose Hathaway
Oh God," I said. "I'm Zmey's daughter. Zmey Junior. Zmeyette, even."
He's (dimitri) the kind of hot that makes you stop in the middle of the street and get hit by traffic. - Rose
Rose:"And besides, you don't hang out with him 24/7."
I hate you." (Rose)
"I love pity parties. I wish I'd bought the hats." -Christian Ozera
"Don't worry, I won't bite. At least not in the way you're afraid of." -Christian Ozera
"You did not just say that. I have the feeling were on the verge of hugging and coming up with cute nicknames for each other."
"I'm not jealous I'm just-"
"My cigarettes and I are going outside. At least they show me respect." -Adrian Ivashkov
"Aw you'd never hurt me. My face is too pretty." -Adrian Ivashkov
"Don't worry, little dhampir. You might be surrounded by clouds, but you'll always be like sunshine to me." -Adrian Ivashkov
"Oh my God. A kind word from Rose Hathaway, I can die a happy man." (Adrian)
"Great-Aunt. And I'm her favorite great nephew. Well I'm her only great nephew, but that's not important. I'd still be her favorite," Adrian
"I'd do a lot of things to protect you Roza."- Dimitri Belikov
"You're strong--so so strong, It's why I love you."-Dimitri Belikov.
"You're beautiful in battle Rose, like an avenging angel come to deliver the justice of heaven."- Dimitri Belikov
"I gave up on you. Love fades, Mine has." - Dimitri Belikov
"The Battle cry sort of gave you away. Try not to yell next time." -Dimitri Belikov
Rose: "Oh God, that's horrible. And she... she just let it happen?"
So I suggested to Dimitri that maybe he should let me off this time. He laughed, and I’m pretty sure it was AT me and not WITH me.
Deadlines aren't real to me unless i'm staring them in the face - Percy
Ever had a flying burrito hit you? Well, it's a deadly projectile, right up there with cannonballs and grenades. - Percy
"Grover was sniffing the wind, looking nervous. He fished out his acorns and threw them into the sand, then played his pipes. They rearranged themselves in a pattern that made no sense to me, but Grover looked concerned.
With great power... comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later. - Nico
"Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised. "Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?"
Dreams like a podcast,
Annabeth: Hey, Seaweed Brain.
"It's him," I said. "Typhon."
She glanced at the minotaur horn in my hands, then back at me. I imagined she was going to say, You killed a minotaur! or Wow, you're so awesome! or something like that.
"Percy (to Annabeth): If I was going to pick one person in the world to reattach my head, I'd pick you.
"Families are mess. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related, for better or worse...and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum." - God
"Monkey bars," Annabeth said. "I'm great at these." She leaped onto to the first rung and start swinging her way across. She was scared of tiny spiders, but not of plummeting to her death from a set of monkey bars. Go figure." - Percy and Annabeth
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