Author has written 5 stories for Phantom of the Opera, and Phantom of the Opera.
Hello! Welcome to my profile!
By reading my fanfic name, I'm sure you figured out that my name is Deanna, of course. I also have a youtube account, in which my name is NightDreamer37. I've made a couple of Phan videos, but not many - I'm still new to it. However, I also have a couple of playlists available for others to listen to; they're the sound tracks to my Drowning Phan-Phic's.
I also have a face book page for my stories. The page is called, "Drowning Series", listed under "book series". I would love to give a link, but fanfic blocks links. To make it easier to find, just keep in mind that the main icon for the page is the Cheshire Cat.
Favorite colors: I really like jewel-tones. I'm partial to violet, cobalt, and scarlet.
Fav animal: Cats. Don't hate on me, dog people. There's nothing wrong with cats, and if you honestly think that they're soulless, vicious things that do nothing but claw you, then you obviously didn't own a real friendly cat while growing up.
Favorite food: Chocolate. I'm pretty sure that I'm a chocoholic.
Favorite tv shows: I'd say Doctor Who, but I'm a new Whovian. I had known of Doctor Who, but didn't get around to watching it until my brother bought me all of the latest seasons for my birthday because he's awesome like that. By the "latest" I mean starting from the 9th doctor, all the way to the 12th. For a while before my birthday he was telling me how he had begun watching it, and was hooked. And now he's gotten me hooked as well! I don't watch too many TV shows like how I used to. The only other show I watched regularly was the Walking Dead until they killed off my favorite character. But they do that a lot, so they've killed off a lot of my favorite characters. I'm still grieving from the first gruesome episode of season 7.
Favorite movies: I love the Phantom of the Opera (Team Erik)! I've always quite enjoyed the Marvel movies. My favorite super heroes would probably be Thor and Captain America. Although I really like Bucky's character as well. I also enjoy Dracula movies, and during October I spend the month watching old Halloween classics (as in the old silent film or early "talkies" such as Bela Lugosi's Dracula). I used to be a huge Twilight fan (Team Edward), but I'm not as much. I still have respect for it though, partially because Twilight was got me into literature.
How about favorite games: As for video games, I like playing Call of Duty zombies (preferably the Nazi zombie's version). It's got one wild storyline that most people don't realize exists. Which makes me sad. There's almost no one to talk to about it, and no where to get merchandise for it! That's just pure torture. Anyways, my brother also got me into the Uncharted series. He knows all the best stuff apparently. xD Before I was into any of those games, I was addicted to playing Sonic the Hedgehog games. But of course, apparently the one I loved the most was hated by everyone else for some reason. Because that's how I roll.
Favorite story genre: Romance; I won't read a story unless if it has romance. . .As well as movies.
Favorite place: Disneyland!
Phantom of the Opera music (My fav is Music of the Night)
Florence and the Machines
Storytime by Nightwish
The End of Heartache by Killswitch Engage
Video game/ and movie soundtracks
And many more!
Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux): I've give it a 3 out of 5. To be entirely honest, I enjoyed Kay's version more so! Although I'm still very glad that Leroux wrote POTO because if he hadn't, who knows what other fandom I'd be attached to right now. However, whenever I read the original POTO novel, I find that it's either extremely interesting, or extremely boring. There's almost no in-between. And I'd have to agree with what Susan Kay said about it; I was left with more questions than answers!
Phantom (Susan Kay): Although it's not an original novel, and basically a fanfic of POTO, I would run into a burning building to save a copy of this book. xD I'd give it a 5 out of 5. I was intrigued with Erik's character to begin with, so this novel was a treat for me. I loved reading about his back story, and although I have a "to-read" list, I always end up picking up this book to re-read it again for the millionth time.
Dracula (Bram Stoker): To be honest, I'm still currently reading this. It's gonna be a while before I finish it because I almost have no time to read - I'm always trying to update. So far, I'd give it a 3 out of 5. It's either very interesting, or very boring. But it makes watching Dracula movies more interesting because I know the book details - and I get to point out to people where the Dracula movies deviate from the novel. xD
The Cellar (Natasha Preston): Definitely a 5 out of 5! I read it over a weekend (it's really not a long book - an average size for a Y/A novel), but I couldn't put it down. Probably one of the first books that kept me on the edge of my seat, and tearing me away from the book resulted in making me cranky. xD With the books I've read, most should have kept me on the edge of my seat, and probably would've, if I hadn't seen the movie adaption first. However, this one hasn't been made into a film (maybe one day). Still a great book though! I'm looking into possibly reading the prequel.
Radiance (Grace Draven): A delightfully intriguing story - I'd give it a 4 out of 5. It's unlike any other stories that I've read. More otherworldly, but it pulled me right in. Even the cover of the book is beautiful. I heard that a sequel is currently being made - another book to add to my "to-read" list.
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger): I read it in school, and it was probably one of the few stories that was assigned that I actually loved. 4 out of 5. I fell in love with Holden Caulfield. To be honest, not much happened in the story, but his inner dialogue and reminiscing kept my attention - I related a lot with him, despite the fact that I was never a rebel. xD I just LOVE his character though. I wanted to hug him all throughout the novel, but was torn apart by the end of it.
Twilight Saga (Stephenie Meyer): A lot of people bitch and moan at this, but I quite enjoyed these books - Twilight was actually the first novel that got me into literature. Yes, these vampires deviate from the traditional vampires, but if people would push that idea aside, they might enjoy it. I've heard of people watching Twilight and hating it, but I've never heard of anyone reading it and hating it. 4 out of 5.
Matched (Ally Condie): A good modern Y/A novel about a utopian society gone wrong. I'd read a few other similar novels such as A Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451, but this one is focused more on a love triangle, and isn't a classical (perhaps one day it will be *Shrugs*); it's a fairly new book. I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5. I know that there's more than one, but it's been years since I've read Matched, and after skimming through the sequel, I got a feeling that Matched was probably the best one out of the series. But I might be wrong for all I know.
The Immortals Series (Alyson Noel): To be entirely honest, I've only read the first three books. They were definitely good, however it was just a little too "witchy" for me. I guess it's not my thing. But it was written well, and I liked the characters and the story (especially Evermore and Blue Moon). I love, love love that the author loves Disneyland like me. xD But that wasn't the reason why I liked the story. It's a good Y/A read, but I got a little irritated with a love triangle that appeared in the third book when I was already invested with the main love interest that had been introduced in the first book. The first book I'd give a 4 out of 5. The second one a 4.5 out of 5, and the third one a 2 out of 5.
Timeless (Alexandra Monir): Ah, this one takes me back. It's definitely a Y/A novel. The downside to it, in my own personal opinion, is that it could've been written a little better. But I'm also someone who doesn't like simplicity in a story - I love a book with great details. However, I enjoyed the story very much. Looking back at it, it reminds me a lot of my own current story! Once I was re-reading it and was freaking out because I hadn't realized how much it was similar. In some parts of the book, it actually reminds me of other POTO Phanfics. I began wondering if it was a published fanfic, but specially one from POTO. But, it's impossible to know. And after googling it, I just realized that the sequel has finally been published. . .To the bookstore, I go!! Oh, and I'd give Timeless a 4 out of 5.
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott): I grew up watching the Little Women 1949 film, so naturally, I was excited to read it when I was in middle school. It was probably the only girly story that was ever assigned in school. I don't know why schools never focused on any romances. Little Women has some romance, but not a ton. I can't quite remember everything from it since it's been years since I've read it, but I remember enjoying it. 3 out of 5.
Between the Lines (Jodi Picoult/Samantha Van Leer): Yes, I finally got around to reading this, and when I did, I finished it up right away. Just as I expected, it was very fanfictiony, which I loved. It was like a fanfiction for a story that was imagined in the story. . .If that makes any sense. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. This story was written by a mother and daughter, which I thought was awesome. If you decide to give this book a try, don't be turned off by the cliche fairytale element to it - it's supposed to start off like a child's fairytale story. And bear in mind that it also has some pictures in it, which I generally hate, but it was relevant for this story. Besides the fairytale element to it, this story reminded me of my own POTO fanfic. . .I dunno if that's a good or bad thing.
My "To-read" List:
Temptation (R.L. Stine): I grew up reading "Goosebumps" so I had to read a vampire book from him. (already own it)
Vampire Kisses (Ellen Schreiber): If you hadn't noticed, I love vampire books, and this looks like one I might really enjoy, so I had to buy it. (already own it)
The Outlander series (Diana Gabaldon): My mom has been reading it for 30 years, and we've met the author - she's quite nice and very witty! I just have yet to read her books! (already own it)
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak): I watched the movie and enjoyed it. (already own it)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen): I've always loved the 2005 movie of it - I just need to read it!
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte): I discovered it when I watched the 2011 film - Mr. Rochester sounds very much like Erik, so naturally, I'm intrigued to reading it.
Welp, that's the end of my profile. Feel free to either observe my stories, or my favorites!