Author has written 3 stories for Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Fairy Tail, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
hmm...what to put, what to put...
I am 15, going to be a junior for the 2012-2013 school year, assuming we don't all die this December (and is it just me or does our supposed death date being the day of the winter solstice *which was a time of pagan celebration* sound like too much of a coincidence to have any credibility to you? No? Okay, just me then.), and I go by Danielle or Dani in real life, though I've been known to answer to Nicole, Willamina and a myread of other things throughout my life (don't ask. just...just don't.). I aspire to be a psycologist, as I like learning about how people work and think and such, and I would also like to write as well. I love horses, hoping to get a scholarship through the equine world in fact, and I want to set up a therepudic riding program at some point. Reading is also really important to me. If I wasn't so interested in Psycology and Creative Writing, then I would major in English Lit, just so I could have an excuse to read more. I also have a passion for music, which is why I almost never do anything without it. I can't stand silence. I drive my parents insane. he-he. :D
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you fail, you'll land among the stars."-Les Brown
"Everything I really like to do is either immoral, illegal, or fattening."-Alexander Woollcott
"We hate what we fear, and we fear what we do not understand. It seems to me there would be a lot less hate in the world if we would take the time to understand each other."-this one's actually from me, though knowing my brain I might have forgotten who it was that said it. If you know, tell me.
"We don't write because we want to, we write because we have to."-Unknown
"In the course of a lifetime, what does it matter"-Walk Two Moons
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."-Dr. Seuss
"Do not fear. Fear leads to hate, and hate leads to the Dark Side."-Yoda to little Anakin. So cute. Too bad he grew up to be a ruthless, cold-blooded killer.
Music: (I should probably warn you that this will take a while...sorry...but not really)
Music...what can I say? Its got a special place in my heart. I honestly don't think I would be the same without it. So without further adiue, lets take a look into my musical interests, yes?
I can't honestly say I've got a true appreciation for this style of music, as I've only got two Alternative songs on my overly crammed ipod, but recently I've been hearing some great instrumental stuff coming from this genera, and I sincerely hope that it will catch my attention the next time I've got five bucks on an itunes gift card to spend!
Blues and Jazz.
God I love this genera. The music in it is so unique and contaigous. Plus, if you're a musician, then you just have to have respect for the people who play it, cuz there is nothing harder than being classically trained while trying to play jazz rhythms. It changes everything. Urgh. But on a happier note, you end up with songs like Sing, Sing, Sing and Zoot Suit Riot. Or, with the more blues-y (yes, its a word! Of course it is, go check your dictionary. I'm sure its in there) sounds, you get songs like Soul Man, by the blues brothers.
Christian and Gospel.
I don't even know if you can make this all one category, because this genera contains so many types of music that its insane. They all have one thing in common though: Praising God. I don't know if those reading this are Christians, but I am, and I enjoy music that celebrates all that my god has done for me. Some of my favorites include Blessings, by Laura Story (I cried the first time I heard it), Courageous, by Casting Crowns (this is the theme song for the movie Courageous), and I can only Imagine, by MercyMe (this song...it explains it all. If you want more visual imagery, I suggest Revelations 22)
And now onto a lighter note, we've reached my personal favorite! I'm a bit of a cowgirl at heart so these songs tend to really get to me. I mean really, what's not to love about Country music? It ranges across a bunch of different subjects, not just the big nasty (as I will call it out of respect for the little ones who may or may not be reading this), which is really all I ever get by listening to pop stars. Some of my favorites include Homeboy and Springsteen, by Eric Church, Country Girl Shake It, by Luke Bryan, and Carrie Underwood. I love all her songs too much to pick just one!
...I'm not even sure why this genera exists. Don't people dance to all music? I mean come on! Really? Anyways, theres only two songs on my ipod under this genera so I guess those are the ones you're gonna get! They include Safety Dance (...I kid you not, that's actually what the song is called...Safety Dance...in the...Dance category...) and Kids in America. Because really, who doesn't like kids? And of course everyone loves America! For those astute ABC family fans out there, yes, that was a reference to 10 things I hate about you. And I'm not really sure how it got there, because I haven't seen that show in about three years...weird...
I'm not gonna lie, I only like two bands in this genera, and they have the same lead singer. Have you guessed it? Thats right, Linkin Park and Fort Minor! Yes! Although, Airplanes by B.O.B. featuring Haley Williames somehow found its way onto my ipod. Not sure how. Personally, I don't think this should even count. The only part I like is when Haley is singing. Some favorite songs? Remember the name, High Road and Kenji by Fort Minor. Thats about it.
...I'm not really sure why I have this. I don't speak Japenese (though that would be really cool!) and I certainly don't like pop music that much, and the stuff I do have...well we'll get to that later. Anyways, the one song I do have is called Shojo S by Best Scandal.
I've only got one song in this category, although its starting to become a bit more interesting to me. I'm more old school than this stuff though, as proven by the one song that I do have, which is The Final Countdown, by Europe.
Ah yes, pop. Not gonna lie, this is probably my least favorite genera, unless its the right kind of pop, and then its okay. When every sound isn't computerized, when the singer's voice actually sounds like a voice, and when the subject matter isn't about the big nasty (see my explanation in country if you can't guess), then pop music is good. Artists like Adele, Christina Perri, Jason Mraz and Soul Train are all acceptable in my book.
By now you people are probably questioning my aversion to pop music. I've got 3 kinds of it, so its understandable. However, this was a song used in my Spanish class and, well, it sticks in your head. Plus it was totally worth it when my brother stuck his head in my room, heard this song go on, and then have a look of total confusion on his face before looking at me and saying "I think something's wrong with my hearing." Needless to say, I cracked up. My brother, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I still love him, so life's good. Anyways, I should probably tell you what this crazy song was. Lluvia Cae, by Enrique Inglesias.
Again, I only have one artist in this category: Mary J. Blige. Woman's got a set of pipes. Not much to say about this stuff except that I want more of it for the soul purpose of it being awsome. It has the potential to be a new favorite of mine. Really.
This is my second favorite, right after Country. There are just so many styles and its all good. I really like rock from the late seventies to early nineties. I'm not an expert or anything, its not my passion, but I really like the sounds from that era. Its just awesome. Queen, Bon Jovi, Survivor, you all hold a special place in the rock and roll hall of fame.
This category is probably the one that comes as the biggest dissapointment when your ipod flips to it, because these songs are made to go with whatever scene in the movie they belong to. That is why, unless you're one of those people who simply can't stand silence, you shouldn't get the songs on your ipod, no matter how good they sound when you've just finished the movie. Some exceptions are (I've had) The time of my life (end song of Dirty Dancing), I melt with you, by Bowling for Soup (honestly, you'd think they'd come up with a better name), and The Climb, by Miley Cyrus. Now before you all have a heart attack for me actually liking this chick, I didn't pick the song based on who sang it. I like the song, Cyrus does it justice, and it has a great message. So be it.
Oh, and currently I'm becoming obsessed with the band Two Steps from Hell. If you're ever in need of a ridiculously epic soundtrack, look no further.
Well! That took longer than expected! Oh well, if you managed to get through all of that, then you win a prize! Want to know what it is?
You get to read the books category!
...sorry...but again, not really...
Books: (this gets two sub categories. Its that important. But I promise to keep it to just 3 each. No, really, I will.)
Hiroshima-This book sheds a different light than normally found by Americans on the atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima Japan and follows the events directly following five survivors, and what happened to them during their later years. I can honestly say its one of the most eye opening books i've read, and the reality of it is that its not fiction. Its real, it happened, and you want to know the worst part? (I'm giving away a major theme here, don't read if you hate spoilers) They don't blame us for their pain! At least, the five people in the book don't. They considered it total warefare and didn't blame the U.S. for what happened. Seriously. If you or I had gone through the same thing, I doubt we would have come out of it so honorably, and so forgiving.
Pendragon Series-Its the story of a kid who basically learns its his job to save all ten "territories", which is another word for worlds...sorta...and he's got to do it with only the aide of a few people (with no superpowers mind you), all while resisting the evil mastermind Saint Dane, who wants to throw all universes and territories-summed up in the term Halla-into mass chaos and create a new Halla from its ashes, in which he will be the supreme ruler of all. Sounds pleasant, no? I don't like putting characters into black and white, but as far as I've read (and I've read 3 of 10 books in the series), this guy is evil. Evil. I chose these books because my friend said the plot was really, really good, and so far, I know almost zero as far as how this will all end, and that almost never happens to me. I usually know by the end of the first few chapters.
Struts and Frets-This one didn't have a whole lot of action in it, but I liked it nonetheless. Its about this kid who's in a band who has this strange connection to music. He doesn't play because he thinks it will make him a lot of cash, or because he wants a bunch of girls hanging off his arm, he plays because he has to, because its the only way he can make people understand what he's feeling and what he sees when he looks at the world (and he's got a pretty unique perspective, let me tell you). Throughout the book, he starts to go out with his creative best (girl) friend, while teaching her to be a little more vulnerable and learning to be a bit stronger through life, helps his best (guy) friend come to terms with his homosexuality, and learns to face his steadily growing more senile grandfather, who was a musician in his life and is where he 'got the music from'. Its a great book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who really likes to watch characters grow.
All time favorites:
Harry Potter-This series...I don't even know what to say about it. Its just filled with so much. Harry grows from a boy to a man over the course of the novels and you get to see everything. You see his innocence, his confusion, his joys, his pains, his love, his hate and his sufferings as he learns to come to face his destiny and his responsibility-not because he has to, but because he wants to. Harry just teaches people so much about what it means to grow up, to live life to the fullest, and to create your own destiny, which is a major theme in the novels. I thank J.K. Rowling for gifting the world with these books. She gave a blessing to us all.
To Kill a Mockingbird-This is a beautiful book, if heart wrenching. It's told through the eyes of Scout, a ten year-old tomboy and the daughter of Atticus Finch, a lawyer. It follows the months preceeding and following a court case involving a black man and the supposed rape of a white woman. I say supposed because his conviction on this case was completely based on prejudice. The woman only wanted the attention and sympathy that her abusive father wouldn't give her, and a man died for it because he was black. It's sick. And its even worse when told through the eyes of an innocent child like Scout, who-along with her brother, Jem-also suffered prejudice because they were the children of the lawyer defending the black man. This book made people stop and really think about what was going on in their home towns. Its incredible.
The Chronicles of Narnia-These books...I can't even describe how much I love them. Nor can I explain how chalk-full (I'm pretty sure I spelled 'chalk' wrong when used in this expression...oh well...) of religious paradies they are. Seriously, every time I open these books, another aspect of the stories pops out at me as a lesson taught through the Bible. I'm going to have to write them down and take notes. C.S. Lewis was a friggen genius...
Least Favorite Books:
Twilight-I'm sorry, but really? Really? Vampires that sparkle? Oh, I'm sorry, vegetarian vampires that sparkle? Plus the whole mary-sueness of Bella...I mean really, the guy just told you that you're like heroine to him. Do you really want to take the chance that he's gonna stay away? I'm sorry, its just too much. And then the lack of a decent plot...okay, sorry, I'm rambling. I just don't like it, okay?
Hush, Hush-For all you paranormal romantics out there, are you noticing a theme? Look, I'm sorry, but I just don't like reading twilight over again with Edward posing as an abusive fallen angel sent to kill the female lead. I didn't even get past the first book.
I honestly cant think of anything i dislike as much as these two. Paranormal Romance all just kind of sounds the same to me now like a certain vampire novel listed above. Kudos to you Meyer and Fitzpatric! You win the YA Paranormal Romance award!
Its not a good thing...
Honestly haven't seen a lot. Just Bleach, Naruto and Fairy Tail, and I'm halfway through Ruroni Kenshin.
Criminal Minds-Have I mentioned that I want to study psycology? No? Well I do. This show is awesome, and it shows no signs of breaking steam, which is fantastic. I've heard rumors of season 8 people! Yes! Anyways, its amazing what these guys do, although I could never in a million years do anything like it. This stuff would never leave my head, and I would go insane.
Merlin-Okay, who doesn't like a little magic? Plus, it's aired by the Brits, and we all know that they have the best TV shows (as evidenced by Doctor Who). I only wish the seasons were longer. Anywho, I love the relationship between Arthur and Merlin. Plus, Merlin's secret is heartbreaking, especially aftter episode 4x03. I'm almost glad that Uther died though. He was a good, strong character who didn't look back on decisions. It was really sad to see him so broken. Not that I'm a fan of Uther or anything, but still. Its sad to see characters like that change so much for the worse. Plus, Arthur would have gone absolutely bonkers.
Mythbusters-I'm sorry, but scienceguys who aren't afraid to look goofy on national television=awesome.
Forest gump-If you haven't seen this movie, then i'm sorry I can't talk to you anymore. Best. Movie. Ever.
August Rush-This is such a great movie. If you're a music lover like me, then you've got to see it. Its about this orphan who is a musical genius and basically goes on a mission to find his parents. The kid is so sweet and innocent and actually extremely naive, but he doesn't give up and he eventally...never mind. I'm not gonna spoil it for you. Go watch the movie.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimaron-And now you guys all have big question marks where your heads used to be. Let me clear this up for you. This movie was my absolute favorite growing up. I had not one, but two copies, so that way I would always have one, because CDs had this nasty habbit of dissapearing on me or breaking. I must have watched this movie something like six hundred times. What can I say? I'm horse crazy and the soundtrack is AMAZING! Hans Zimmeran equine bid for freedom? Bring it.
Favorite Actor: Tom Hanks, no doubt. Have you seen the movie Forest Gump? If not then check my caption for it in the movies section.
Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman. The girl is like wonder woman. She can play romantic leads, action leads, and anything else that I can't think of right now. Her performances in Black Swan and V for Vendetta were absolutely stunning.
Maria-I wrote this because although everyone likes Pepperony, there's not really much said about Tony's mom. I wanted to rectify that, and ended up with this!
Coming Together-I just wanted to write my own version of the reunion. Thats all.
Giving-Although this started out strong, I quickly grew rather bored with it after I fell in love with the Merlin fandom. I'm sorry for that, but currently its on Hiatus. I can't seem to put pen to paper on this one. Maybe one day some time in the future when I've exhausted all of my Merlin ideas, but not before. Sorry.
So anyways, that's me in a nutshell. Happy reading!