My name is Kaycee. I'm at an age between being old enough to type correctly, and young enough to still be on this site without being ridiculed. I had a story up here once, but deleted it because I began to dislike the fandom. I had a whole bunch of copy & paste things up here... I took those down too. I've no clue regarding what the hell I'll do with my life as an adult. I spend 1/2 of my time on the internet on this site; the other 1/2... blissfully immersed in the wonders of Youtube. I have few people that I call acquaintances, and even fewer that I call friends; I don't make them easily. My penname is pronounced
and means, "Always be on guard." It's my life mantra; you never know who you trust anymore.
I don't think that I have too many, but here goes.
Those who refuse to use spell-check and/or grammar-check are truly abominations. It sucks when you read a story with "the greatest plot EVAR" but has sentences like: "I has the chances to save the world. Everyone is defiantly counting on me."
Having different points of view in the story is awesome. You get to read between the lines in more than one person's perspective. But, if you don't know the person that's talking, what's the point?
- WHEN PEOPLE SPELL THE CHARACTER'S NAMES WRONG
Not even amusing. Specifically with HP stories. There are plenty of archives and Wiki's that have the correct way of spelling things. Great stories lose cool points when the characters' names are misspelled. Once or twice in the story is ok, everyone makes mistakes. Stumbling across "Sevrus Snap" (Severus Snape) or "Blaise Zambini" (it should be ZABINI) or "Hermoine Granger" (Hermione) multiple times in the same paragraph... that's not ok.
DON'T CHANGE, DO YOU
I am the girl that doesn't go to school dances, or games, and when I do go, I sit in a corner and read a book.
I am the girl that people look through when I say something.
I am the girl that spends most of her free time reading, writing, or doing other activities that most teenagers wouldn't call normal.
I am the girl that people call weird and a freak either behind my back or to my face.
I am the girl that doesn't spend all her time on MySpace or Facebook, or talking to a girlfriend on a cell phone or regular phone.
I am the girl that hasn't been asked out in a year. (or ever)
I am the girl that has stopped to smell the flowers and jump and splash in the rain.
BUT I am also the girl who knows and is proud to be who she is, doesn't care if people call her weird (it's a compliment), who loves reading and writing and doing the things that no one seems to have the time to do any more, who loves and is obsessed with Fanfiction, who can express herself better with words than actions, who doesn't need a guy to complete her, and knows the importance of the little things.
Copy and paste this onto your account, and add your name to the list, if you are anything like me, so the girls who are different and unique can know in their weakest time that they are unique but not alone.: Iheartjake1220, FaerieRose13, Dancer4Life15,Marigold Winters, SparklingTopazEyes, FairyNinjaPrincess, MyImmortal01, Twilightxfanatic21, Twilightloverforeverandever, futurecullen26, tanadhari
[7-7-2013] I decided to start putting my favorite story quotes on my profile. I'm kinda bored... and it's 2:20 am and I have no idea why I'm still up. They'll be added as I get to gong through my favorite stories list... which is really, really, really long...
(as of now, they're all from the same story)
"He realized that there was no way he could count on many to actually help him fight. He saw that people believed in concept that they could be invaded, but he could also see that they didn't really grasp the very real possibility of their own deaths. They'd been raised as sheep for too many generations, told that they should never fight, never defend themselves, always rely on the intervention of authority figures, always call the cops." (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
"Then stop. Parrots recite. Children react emotionally. True intellect shows through original thought. You are reported to have one of the finest minds in the building, and you continuously cram information into your head, and you know what it's for." His voice was calm once more, seeing that he had successfully made his point. "Now bring it with you, and turn it on." (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
Luna said, "The world isn't what we want it to be, or what we wish it could be, or what we pretend it is. It is what it is." (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
"Well, then... let me make sure I have this right... I should take the word of any one of you on this subject... because any one of you will tell me that... something you have never seen... is... slightly less good than something else... you have never seen." (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
"Only the dishonest fear truth." (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
"It's called 'critical thinking', Professor. It is the basis of the Scientific Method, and has been around since before Archimedes," Harry replied. "The easiest way to consider it is this; accept nothing. Question everything. Especially the 'known'." (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
"So to continue, wizards don't like pain, will go to any length to keep from having to feel it, and have no idea how to handle it. Muggle broken arms aren't healed in two days like mine was in second year. Depending on what kind of break, they feel the pain of a broken arm for six months." She was looking at him in horror, her mouth silently forming the words 'six months'. (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
Learning, however, was more than gathering and storing information; it was gaining the understanding of how that thing fell into its place in the universe. It was gaining a depth of understanding that showed not just what is so, but why. It was the difference between rote memorization and true education; the difference between just being able to use something in daily life, and being able to improve it or replace it with something better. (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
If necessity was the mother of invention, then comprehension was the father. Without understanding and ability, all the necessity in the world could not spawn progeny. Old Mother Necessity could be the biggest slut in the universe; but without an injection of "Oh, now I get it" from Mac-Daddy Brains, cute little Baby Invention would never be conceived. (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
He knew the difference because of his research into education. Students memorize and recite things that they don't really understand. Remember them long enough to pass the exam. And two months after that exam, that student couldn't tell you even the small fact they'd memorized. On into early adulthood, most wouldn't even remember that they had taken the class, until prompted by another. (HP and the Mind, by Overdog)
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