Author has written 13 stories for Warriors, Deltora Quest, Rowan of Rin series, Harry Potter, Young Wizards, and Hunger Games.
BEFORE I SAY ANYTHING ELSE . . .
I am putting all my stories—except the ones I'm co-writing or beta reading—on "unpredictable" hiatus. What I mean by that is I can't get on FF that often anymore (as in, I can barely manage once in three or so days) and I just don't have the time to write. "Unpredictable" is there because I'll still try to update them, as I'm as anxious to get to writing the good parts as you all are to reading them, but I can't guarantee the quick updates I used to have. My endless apologies to those who have now put me under their "writers to kill for not writing" section of their hit list . . . I will still co-write, beta read, and read/review other stories as best to my ability, but I just don't have enough time. Again—I'm so sorry about this! I feel like I'm ditching all my friends and fellow same-fandom obsessers . . . Luckily I can still co-write and beta read and PM and so on, but barely. Ugh. T.T
Plus . . . I'm working on my original story. Yeah, talk about procrastination . . . More details about my story (temporarily titled) Sidewinder at the bottom!
-Note: For those few of you reading and looking forward to updates on The First Four, I've put that on official hiatus. I mean . . . I can try to update it, but I can't guarantee anything even close to a new chapter. I'm really sorry and I do apologize to everyone!
Re above hiatus notifications: Once this hectic portion of the year has passed, April should be much less busy and I think I will be able to make some time to get back to my fanfictions. March is, to put it simply, that time of year when everyone assumes you're "done" and every competition/assessment for every extracurricular activity imaginable is dumped on your head. If I'm lucky, I may even update sometime in the middle of March . . .
Oh, before I forget: My disclaimers.
Now, I am NOT Scholastic or Jennifer Rowe or Diane Duane or anyone like that. I only own what I have written, OCs, plots, summaries, and ideas included, and the rest of the franchises shall go to the publisher and their rightful owners. Sooo authors, publishers, admin, anyone: Please don't come after me screaming, "YOU DIDN'T CREDIT US IN YOUR STORY!!!" . . . Yeah. I'd rather not get sued, thanks very much! And I would also very much appreciate it if no one chose to take my ideas and call them their own. (I've heard horrific stories about writers on here who'd had their stories copied under a different pen name. *Shudder* I can only hope that never happens to me!)
"One mistake cannot ruin a life or a kingdom. It is what is done after that mistake, that decides. Remember the lessons of history. Despair is the enemy. Do not let it defeat you . . ."
Hello everyone! Welcome to my epic (and super-long) profile! Honestly, you guys seriously have no idea how often I wonder about who's reading this. I'll update this every time I get onto FanFiction (or, I'll try to)—and for other users out there, this is an excellent place to get some copy and paste stuff: witty and wise quotes, random truths, weird/funny stuff, and fandom-relative creations are among the many. Anyway, check back as often as you want (since there will always be something new, removed, or changed!), and good luck reading! :D
ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SOPA AND FANFICTION.NET:
There are currently rumors abound that SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), a legal fringe targeting the copyright laws of fanfiction/fanart/fan works, is "coming back with vengeance."
In other words, THERE ARE RUMORS THAT FANFICTION WILL BE SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF THIS.
I know, I know! (Edit: You know what? There are enough of us fellow fans on here to storm them. Really, why not? Defiance is my greeting, Fairest and—! . . . Whoops. Wrong quote . . . I meant, Defiance! Heh . . . And kudos to those few of you who understood that almost-reference! Anyway, to the point: this is government of the people, for the people, by the people, right? (Or whatever order it's in . . .) If we're not happy, the government still has to listen to our opinions! If we tell them we don't think making fan works is "piracy" and back it up with enough evidence/people (same thing), then they'll have basically no choice but to let us have our way. Right?)
Personally I don't know whether this is true or not, but because of the tricky standing fan works have on the law of copyright it could—possibly—be true. I haven't been active lately but The Sea of Emerald (see "Other Accounts" (below) for explanation) saw an update in one fanfiction (actually, lots of authors on FF are now discontinuing their stories due to the rumors about SOPA) in which the author warned that there would be no more updates using this site. Being the person I am I won't stop updating, but the fact that SOPA is rising again is rather troubling, to say the least. If FanFiction is taken down, then . . . well. It will not be good, will it? Hopefully I'll be able to get more info on this rumor later.
At best, this will be merely a rumor or the SOPA falls (again). At worst, it could mean taking down entire fanbases such as this site—any website that has fanmade work that uses anything canon. (Sad, huh? Hopefully it won't come to that; I know this site serves as a fanbase for the smaller fandoms and to see that ruined . . . well, being part of some smaller fanbases I definitely don't want that to happen!)
If SOPA has truly started to target websites again (one person said that they were allowed to take down websites just because of one "illegal" link), then it WON'T ONLY BE FANFICTION: IT WILL ALSO TARGET DEVIANTART, TUMBLR, YOUTUBE, AND TWITTER. Yeah, you heard me right. Anywhere with fan content: If SOPA's active, beware! (AKA, they could be taking down entire fandoms. Ugh. I don't think the authors will be happy about that . . .)
(Edit: And if these rumors are true and SOPA does become the famed Devastatrix it is (yet another reference; boy, am I on a streak today), then what will these authors do? I mean, look at publishers like Scholastic and HarperCollins who've used their websites as their home base, sharing tons of amazing books and information and extras with fans. Authors create websites for their works all the time. So if it belongs to them—rightfully, of course—then will SOPA be able to do anything? Will it be "allowed" because what they've written is "theirs"? Well the fanfictions we've written and the fanart we've made are "ours" too, so shouldn't we be allowed to create and share "our own" work? But it seems piggybacking on the creations of others are strongly discouraged by—go figure—the government. Which, might I add, was created on the ideals of liberty, freedom, equality, limits of government interference, etc.: the same as the ideals expressed in, what, the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, and laissez-faire? (Muahahaha . . . Social studies skills! Eighth grade American history finally comes into use!) So technically isn't the government itself a "fan work," just in a slightly different (and much older) sense? The Founders based it on about ten other ideas of other governments and, in fact, books—didn't they? Ah, the irony . . .)
On the other hand, people are also saying that SOPA is not becoming active; just that there's a new adjustment made to the copyright law(s). (Those same people also complain about people overreacting and exaggerating. I honestly have no idea if they/I are/am or not.
I will do some more research about this but meanwhile . . . Hope for the best! If they do start tearing stuff down, we'll definitely hear about it! (Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, right?)
CURRENT STATUS ON MY STORIES (also see the top of my profile . . .)
The First Four—Chapter eight yet to be started; on official hiatus, as previously stated (and also in the summary . . .)
Calm Before the Storm (cowritten by Skystar5 and me)—Not sure exactly where Skystar5 and I stand on this . . .
—Second chapter yet to be started (as I said, this is my "work-on-if-hit-a-writer's-block" story, so don't expect updates every week . . . T.T In fact, don't even expect updates once a month!)
Finished the YW one-shot,! (At one or two in the morning . . .) Also added a (less thought-out) one-shot entitled , a one-shot under YW as well!
Current main focus story/stories: DQRDQ . . . Somewhere in the beginning. (Heh . . .) And a (long) one-shot that will go under the Unwind Dystology archive as Unwritten. ;) Oh. Not to mention another YW one-shot (I know, I know; this is what happens when you reread, see) that will appear as Gravity. (Current planned summary that came in a flash of inspiration: "Because sometimes, you have to fall to keep standing. Sometimes, in order to hold on, you must let go. And all are subject to gravity . . ." :D) I have a faint glimmer of a plot bunny for a Divergent Trilogy fic, and the title just appeared to me a few minutes ago: Resurgent. (Yes, I shall continue the title tradition . . .) I also have, under the said "faint glimmer" category, a story idea titled Come What Will. It's for DQ, as usual. Short, I hope . . . I just got a new idea titled Clockwork for the Giver Quartet, which is still a plot bunny that's in the early stages of development . . .
CURRENTLY I AM NOT ABLE TO GET ON OFTEN, SOOO . . . Don't expect me to update often. At all. Like, wait a week or two. Sorry!!! T.T I know, I know, I have a bajillion chapters I promised everyone . . . Ugh. Sorry, guys!
If it comes to worst-case scenario, I'll give up my (more popular?) stories for adoption and discontinue the rest. (Highly, highly, HIGHLY unlikely. I'm not the sort who likes to give up months of hard work just like that . . .)
However, I now have my own laptop (which I have to share with my sister) so I MIGHT be able to update faster! :D
RECENT NEWS (. . . where I ramble about why I'm not on, "real life," etc., etc.)
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE!! The spelling bee is officially over!
And let me tell ya, I did not finish in first place . . . More like fifteenth-or-so. (And it was all my fault . . . ARRRGGHHH. But really; when you say indigenous you don't pronounce it as if it's endigenous! Bluegh to the pronouncer. But I have no self-confidence whatsoever onstage, sooo . . .) But it was still worth it. Very fun—whenever we finished some preliminary revenue early, the volunteers/test administrator(s)/judge(s) would let us do random games that we haven't played in ages, e.g. Simon Says and Heads-Up-Seven-Up. :D (Ah, the memories of those games . . .) Met a bunch of great people, too, so I'm happy. It's one of those situations when the journey mattered more than the destination . . .
The reason I haven't even touched FF is that the "Busiest Week of My Life" Award goes to the week of February 23rd thru March 1st. (And I know that wasn't technically a "week.") This was my week: The most time-taker-upper (see what I did there?) was actually the school musical (Beauty and the Beast, Jr.) because we missed two half-days of school for two performances and performed both days at night as well. (Approximately five to six hours of performance, put together . . .) In second place came Odyssey of the Mind (in which my team will get to go to the state competition!! 8D), which took up every day I didn't have musical rehearsal/performance. And the little time left over was devoted to homework, studying, extra credit, studying spelling words, and filling out mock tests for the upcoming piano Certificate of Merit Musical Knowledge Examination.
(Fun, right? Welcome to my life.)
Anyway. I should be totally freed of time-consuming extracurricular activities (other than piano and band, of course) by the time May rolls around. Expect some updates then! ;D
General Info . . . If you can call it "general."
Oh yeah, warning: Some of this is ancient and was typed when I first joined this site, which is, to put it out there "roundingly" (sorry, I just did math and then got back to this . . .), circa summer of twenty-twelve. Which can also be identified as "age where my writing had not yet reached the style/skill I demonstrate today." So if this sounds weird, or OOC in the sense of my "normal" writing, or anything parallel to those: it was because I was, what, eleven? when I wrote all that. And I honestly don't have the time to go through it all and retype everything—much as I would like to. (See, that's what summer's for . . .)
I used to be known as dudanni5 (and for a day or so as Crystal Silverdrift), but—I changed my pen name! Everyone else can call me Silvera or Crystal, I honestly don't mind. . . . Though I do know some people on this site are extremely picky about what others call them. (Not me. :D) My intended full name on this site is Crystal Veritas Silvera, Veritas being the amazing, epic Amethyst dragon of Deltora. >:D And, in case you're one of those serial killer stalker types (don't take it personally if you're not), there are riddles and hidden information . . . of a sort. Yeah, DQS really got to me. DQS also must be credited to my friend who is very annoyed with my obsession of Deltora Quest and my talking about it and this very site 24/7 (HI THERE!! Oh crud, you're reading my profile?!)! ;D
For those of you who wonder about my profile picture/avatar . . .
Okay, before anyone gets really confused: My profile picture/avatar will get changed every now and then (. . . in other words, whenever I get tired of looking at it, which should take awhile), but they'll always be cards from the horse game Bella Sara so you guys don't get confused—which I do not own, in any way. (SO THERE'S MY DISCLAIMER!) Currently (check when I updated my profile to see just how current "currently" is!), it's Inupiat. I also don't use covers for my stories, either, so my profile picture/avatar will be on those as well.
(Plus, I just recently checked out the newer Bella Sara cards . . . Can I be the first to say "cool but weird"? What is it with all the new herds and stuff though? I'm pretty sure that there's a new artist on the company too, judging by the cards and the illustrations. Lots of them look amazing though! And I saw the new Bella Sara movie thing. What. The. Heck?! All of a sudden Bella Sara seems to be posing as an insane obsession for little five-year-old horse-crazy girls . . . (Well, I'm not five and nor am I little, but the rest of the statement rather defines me well . . . XD What? The cards are so cool!) Emma's Wings? Seriously? I saw the first ten seconds of the trailer and in that short span of time (mentally) facepalmed myself more than I ever have in my life for anything.)
Other accounts. (And no, I'm not on much of those "social" . . . things. Do not try to find me on Instagram or Facebook or whatever else you think I may have—'cos you'll be getting blanks or random people with the same name. And no, that is not an invitation to start bombarding those poor, innocent people with questions about when I'll be updating . . . !)
I'm on Gmail as firstname.lastname@example.org, in case anyone would rather email me than PM or something (plus, I'm always available for a chat on there as well, if you'd like!). I dabble on the YW forums every now and then (mainly viewing (ancient) posts rather than actually posting) as Rae Silvera. I'm also on YouTube, on that I made a "double account" or something alike—I'm not even sure what I did. Anyhow, I'll either come up under DeltoraRules or Aurilelde Veritas. (Ridiculously easy to tell which one's older and which one's newer . . .) HOWEVER, I don't make any videos. I only comment on things, and lately I haven't been using it all that much. Oh, and I'm on Animal Jam (but I hardly go on anymore because of FFnet), mainly as SecretKeeprofDeltora (that wasn't a typo) and (sometimes) garnetstar49. (Edit: I never go on Animal Jam now, but you can find Magicalarcticstar, my sister, who has also taken all of my rarer items . . .) Also, I'm the sister of The Sea of Emerald (who changed her pen name; she used to be Lime Green Squirrel), currently writing a Warriors crackfic! If you want, go and check it out: Randomness of WingClan. It's very funny, according to most of those who've read it. (Although I'm pretty sure it's on (unofficial) hiatus, so.) I also have a Fictionpress account under the same pen name, and I MAY post my original story on there. Maybe. Currently I'm spontaneously working on a short story idea that popped out of nowhere, so I'm trying to get that down before it goes away. (Hahaha . . . Like time'll allow that!)
RELEASE DATES THAT I AM AWARE OF . . . AND THAT I FELT LIKE WRITING ON HERE!
*The accuracy of these release dates CANNOT BE GUARANTEED, since I found 99% of them on the Internet! Although I'm pretty sure most of them are right . . .*
Once-before-asked question: What's the book you want the most to hurry up and come out already? Well, see the bottom of the list . . . my ramble is there. -.-
Older release dates:
June 1st, 2013 (6/1/13)—The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire, book three) release date
July 2nd, 2013 (7/2/13)—Warriors: The Untold Stories release date (which includes Hollyleaf's Story, Mistystar's Omen, and Cloudstar's Journey)
Also July 2nd, 2013 (7/2/13)—Tallstar's Revenge (Warriors Super Edition) release date
August 7th, 2013 (8/7/13)—Release date of the Sea of Monsters movie! 8D I went and saw it and, well, it's light-years better than the first one! (Although yes, they still did change/insert/get rid of many things . . . COUGHCIRCE'SISLANDCOUGH. And the random abandoned amusement park (called . . . Circeland. Go figure). But it was still epic! :D Way better than The Lightning Thief movie, so give it a chance demigods!)
September 26th, 2013 (9/26/13)—The Third Door release date for USA!! 8DD So getting this . . . somehow! (As of 2014, I am still trying to get ahold of this book . . .)
October 8th, 2013 (10/8/13)—House of Hades! (My comments for this vary greatly!)
October 15th, 2013 (10/15/13)—UnSouled! 8D Read it, and it is the best one out of the three . . . Even though the beginning's kinda slow. And it's a half-cliffie ending. But it's still amazing! (And then after initial epicness wears off: Okay . . . there were some things I seriously feel were left out or just implied or weren't resolved or was kind of out of nowhere . . . Example: The oh so very mysterious clapper organization suddenly offers Starkey's Stork Brigade a deal. I mean, really? And, above all: WHAT HAPPENED TO MIRACOLINA?! She was one of my favorite characters! *Glare*)
October 22nd, 2013 (10/22/13)—Allegiant release date—conclusion to the Divergent Trilogy! Side note: ARRGHHHH I READ IT . . . Details under my opinions for series, way below . . . T.T
October 29th, 2013 (10/29/13)—The Dark Secret, book four of the Wings of Fire series! Wings of Fire is amazing and, yeah, I like it better than Warriors. :P
November 5th, 2013 (11/5/13)—Dawn of the Clans book two, Thunder Rising
November 22nd, 2013 (11/22/13)—Catching Fire movie, of course! I SAW IT AND IT'S SO AMAZING—!!! Seriously! They beat the first one and I thought that was impossible, but it's simply stunning! Absolutely loved it! It was one of those rare movies where you walk out thinking, That fifteen dollars was so worth it. Do. Not. Miss. It. 8D (And that one certain site that lets you watch free movies has it too . . .)
More current release dates:
March 21st, 2014 (3/21/14) (also saw date as Mar. 31st. Unless my eyes were deceiving me?)—Divergent movie! Yeeeaaah . . . I know. Should be very interesting to watch. :P (This is the first book-to-movie movie that I actually hope they change a few things!)
April 8th, 2014 (4/8/14)—Dawn of the Clans book three, The First Battle, will be released.
April 29th, 2014 (4/29/13)—Book five of the Wings of Fire series, The Brightest Night, shall be released! (It's about Sunny and the SandWings! Yay!! . . . Though I still haven't read The Dark Secret . . .)
(Tentative? I dunno) October 7th, 2014 (10/7/14)—Book five of the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus! (Yippee . . . ONE MORE YEAR OF WAITING . . . ARRRGGGHHH!)
November 21st, 2014 (11/21/14)—Release date for Mockingjay: Part 1 movie! And since this is already here, the release date for Mockingjay: Part 2 is November 20th, 2015 (11/20/15). Yes, they already have release dates . . .
Sometime in 2014 (at best)—The New Millennium Editions for all the YW books coming in print (eBooks already released); should be the first quarter of 2014. I know I know, I want specific release dates too . . . The 39 Clues movie (title: The Thirty-Nine Clues: The Movie. Saaaaaaad. I mean, really? Who's gonna watch it except the book series's fans? Are they combining, like, all eleven books of the original arc into one movie?) will come along and hopefully the TodHunter Moon series/trilogy (I don't think Sage is sure as of yet) will join all these.
And I found out the Unwind movie is scheduled for sometime in 2015 and the next PJO movie (The Titan's Curse) is tentatively scheduled for October 2016. ;)
AAAAANND last but not definitely not least: the book I want to get released soon the most?
GAMES WIZARDS PLAY!!!
(Hah. You knew it was coming . . .)
I am extremely annoyed/dying/waiting (patiently or not so patiently, depending on my mood) for/about the release date for this book—or, more accurately, the lack thereof! I read the synopsis Duane wrote, and it just made me want to read it so much more! Hopefully, it will be released sometime in (best-case scenario, in which I will totally fangirl and celebrate) late 2013 (Edit: AHAHAHAHA— No.) or anytime in 2014 (which is the normal-case scenario, in which I will still fangirl and celebrate!). And if she releases it in 2015— Well. Let's just say that "beam-me-up-Scotty" spell is going to be really useful! . . . Then again, she published the first book in 1983. That's twice as old as I am and some more even then! So GWP is currently in the state of being published, or something. I think. She left us at a cliffie, and just— Aaagggghhhh!! Dying, absolutely dying. . . . Although, looking at the list of Duane's books, she's probably like me: writing whenever/whatever she feels like (it). Heh.
. . . That makes a bit more bearable, as I totally understand that. So I shift constantly between vast patience and the polar opposite of said patience, and that . . . well, I'm kind of used to that. XD So while I wait, I entertain myself by reading (ancient) forum posts, chat transcripts (ancient as well . . .), and various fanfictions. Which all help! So all in all: Your Eminence, Your Excellency, Your Lordship (Ladyship?) (and that thing was a reference) Diane Duane . . . As soon as humanly possible whenever Time and the Powers allow, please, please, please get around to releasing the tenth book!! I can be patient but who knows how long it'll last . . .
(Congratulations, you just survived one of my innumerable rambles. Brace yourself for more. ;))
If anyone's interested in a good Warriors forum, then please check out A Whole New World by Skystar5! (Roleplaying, chatting, and StarClan-knows-what discussions about Warriors. ;D)
Plus, I recently found a petition to delete signed reviews (member reviews). If you're interested, click this link right here! If you approve of it and can type your own profile, please copy and paste the link so it can be shared with others interested in it! http://www.fanfiction.net/topic/2872/6030605/1
And now, a bit of inspiration for all those aspiring writers out there and to all who may hear (or read):
(All credit of this beautiful speech goes to Nic-n'-Nyx, and my own thanks to the profile of KJtheELMtree as I found it there!)
To all other young fiction authors out there. Copy and paste if you wish. It just needs to be said, and needs to be heard;
You may be a reject. You may not be smooth with the spoken word. You may be the most popular kid in school. You may be the boss at your office. You may be short or tall or heavy or light or anorexic or white or dark or struck by an unfriendly label. You may be the homeless guy on the corner or the one inside the store signing books as you hand them out. You may listen to Justin Bieber or to Three Days Grace. But what you are is a writer; never doubt the power of what you can do. Tell me, what did you learn more from this year; the President, or the Hunger Games? The senator or Rick Riordan? The public speaker or Clarissa Fray? Your boss or Pi Patel? American Idol or the Twilight Saga? A list of facts or Harry Potter? Which of them stole the most of your time? Which is more well-known?
It's the book. Every time. People fail to realize flaws in our society in their own lives, but they see it in District Twelve and in the Capitol. Books make clear what we can't see with the naked eye, they make everyone look closer. Authors are the ones that speak to people's hearts. Writers are the ones people turn to for lessons and entertainment. It's been this way for thousands of years. We are the teachers of every child who opens a book. The themes we write are the themes they learn. We are there in every life, a quiet influence bound in a pretty cover, months' worth of work and reading, colored with imagery built around the lightning rod of an unforgettable plot line. A story spent months reading is memorable more than a speech listened to for just five minutes. I can't name all the leaders of the world right now, nor what they've decided to preach about, but I can tell you all the characters from Percy Jackson, and every little thing they taught me. And they are things worth learning.
So don't think there's a better way to make a point. Don't think there's a better way to reach your audience. Fiction stories have been striking the hearts of their readers farther back than anyone alive can remember. And striking the heart is what makes literature so different from everything else. Don't ever doubt your ability to show someone something new, to teach them a life lesson, or the importance of what you have to say. Say it in this foreign language everyone knows. Decorate it with characters and light it with sights and smells and sounds and touches and tastes and give it to the public gift-wrapped with your finest effort. Because I guarantee you, someone is bound to hear you clearer than they've heard anyone else before.
I hope you've found some words of inspiration. The world needs it desperately. Do us all a favor, all you writers, and come out of hiding. We've had the greatest influence of all over people of the past, and as we act now, we are the ones influencing the future. We have more knives and pens than the BVB Army, more sway in society than the Senate (whom we have proved this to before), more power than any celebrity you could name. I'm calling on you now. Rise up. I dare you to write something today that readers won't forget. I challenge you to make someone cry with one thin little page of text. I urge, no, I demand you to put something down on paper that'll be copied and produced and remembered for longer than Ancient Mythologies have been. I dare you to slam a revolving door. I demand you to write a message in the folds of a book and watch how, in awe, people unwrap it. Watch your footprints stand bold against the falling snow and refuse to be covered. It is all possible, I assure you. You have no idea just what power you hold in a pen—or a keyboard—until you use it.
And right now, the world needs you to use it more than ever.
We, writers, have made history. We were the ones to record it. And that ability has not changed at all, just our awareness and will to use it. We were given the gifts of language and storytelling for a reason.
This is that reason. It's calling. So ask yourself what message you want to send. Ponder about what you want to say. Because the world is listening to us above all other beings currently on this earth. Us, not the movies, not the official-labeled politicians, not the superstars. And it's our job to give it a story worthwhile.
I'm putting this here because it's under Skystar5's account, but I'm co-writing . . . :D
Title: Calm Before the Storm
Status: In progress
Summary: Magic is in the air. StarClan tricked, darkness rising, one hero from each Clan will rise from the shadows and wait— Where's ThunderClan's hero? The element of air is missing, with time running out. Love and betrayal, hopes and dreams, forgotten cats will rise to the surface in a battle that puts them all at risk.
I got rid of my "Upcoming Fanfictions" heading because, well, I haven't been able to get on much lately. So I have no idea if I'll even be able to finish my current stories and get annoying little one-shot ideas out into cyberspace. T.T
Yep, I'm just as depressed about that as you are. I might become more active next summer . . . ? (Ah, wishful thinking . . . who knows.) Although, I do want to do quite a few one-shots and a HP/YW crossover. And finish my Faith in the Stars Trilogy. . . . Oh boy.
EDIT: Currently though, I have a possible (as in, very possible as I'm that kind of if-I-don't-feel-like-it, I-won't-write-it person for chapters) upcoming fanfic. (No, not the one-shot I told you all about. Something even better!) Soooo be on the lookout for Entropy's Running and Nothing Is Forever! (Yeah, the title might be changed. Might.)
EDIT TO EDIT: The story was scratched, due to the author's lack of a good plot bunny. Or the plot bunny ran away. Either way, I hit block a few hundred words into the first chapter—never a good sign. I shall stick to, for now, writing/finishing my already-started stories and side-project one-shots . . .
*If anyone would like to use/adopt any of my ideas (which aren't posted on FFN), please PM me for the summaries, permission, extra info on plot bunny, characters, etc! Same goes for my OCs, which you can find if you read my fics, since I pretty much have entire stories of them and I am way too lazy to list all of them. Main ones . . . eeeehhh. Just go see for yourself. Please. XD Besides, I don't like posting every little detail about my characters on my profile. It just makes them too—fake. And to me that's a total invasion of their own respective privacy. :P
Although, I will tell you the OC that represents me most is Dragon/Ambershine/all her other names from Belonging Only to the Wild. ;D Or, she represents who I wish I am . . . As one of my bolder aliases, if you will.
BEFORE I CONTINUE . . .
FanFiction is a huge part of my life. Some may think it's weird, some may think it's silly. Well, I think they're weird and silly. FanFiction is important to me because it allows me to take characters and settings that I know and love, melt them all down, and then re-forge them in my own way. I get feedback on my writing, play with other universes and realities that I enjoy so much, and it's a great way to practice and develop my writing for the other ten or so novels I'm working on as well. So yes, FanFiction is a massive part of my life. It helps me escape. Post this on your profile if this fits you!
(Which is why SOPA had better not be active again, because that means the destruction of my passion and that of very many others . . . And I actually do know quite a few people who are complete bibliophiles but have strong opinions against fanfiction. It is an odd feeling, at first, to be reading about those characters and worlds and customs you think you know so well in a non-canonical style and, well, story. I think that one great thing about fanfiction though is that by reading only the canonical works, the characters and settings seem almost stiff and immovable, that canon is all that there will ever be and all that you, the reader, will ever know. Well, fanfictions reverse that theory and make them flexible, real people/creatures/embodiments/objects—if you get what I'm saying. (Ah, me and my 1700s-style way of speaking . . .) Whenever I finish a new series and then scroll through the fanfiction archive(s) for it, I get that weird feeling all over again. But soon you get used to it and you start enjoying it, no matter how ridiculous the situation of the fic is or how absurd the plot might be . . .)
Today, writers are scorned because of those too unversed to know.
Disdained, because of the those too ignorant to believe. Despised, because of the realists who are too afraid to dream. Misunderstood, because others are too unsure to try.
But we, as writers, know them to be wrong.
A writer is a person who dreams. A writer is a person who wishes. A writer is a person who escapes. A writer is a person who lives. A writer is a person who is not afraid. A writer is a person who strives.
A person who expresses. A person who believes. A person who understands. A person who knows.
I am a writer.
I dream of a world where anything is possible. I wish for a world where war is just a myth. I escape into a world where I can predict the future. I live in a world of joy and mystery. I am not afraid of the world I create. I strive in the world where others give up.
I express myself in ways others dare not try. I believe in things others are too afraid to trust. I understand things others cannot, in a way that others cannot.
I know, in ways that others deny.
Let's all go back to our first story. You'd signed up for your account, waited patiently for the waiting period before new users could post stories— And then, finally, you hit the post story button, and waited. Don't we all remember how excited we were when we checked the review count to see if we'd actually gotten a review? We didn't even care if it was a three-word "Good chapter, update" (even though we wished for more). And as the reviews came in, you felt that smile creep across your face. The excitement (however small) you get when you see the review count go up is always enjoyable.
Are we really so cruel as to deny someone that feeling? It only takes five minutes tops. Swear to review: Join the Revolution!
I, Crystal Veritas Silvera, do solemnly swear to review every story I read, regardless of the number of reviews, its age, or anything else.
I have joined the Review Revolution.
Copy and paste this into your profile to join the Revolution! (Because everyone knows how much it sucks when you have 500 hits and 3 reviews . . .)
(So don't be surprised to get loads of reviews from me!)
Okay, next . . . Here's the deal: About six months ago or so, I wrote a little speech on why reading is so important to us FanFiction users/writers/readers. I thought it was so amazing at the time (haha, aaaand now I don't; go figure), but I realized sometime later that I never said anything about that joy and pride we writers feel when we write. So here's what I have to say, and this is where you marvel at my precise word choice and so very vast vocabulary. :D
As for writing: It's that other side of reading. And, so it happens, it's also an overlooked passion that most people disregard with the same disdain as reading. Here's my copy-and-paste-ready message as to that:
WRITING. Commonly defined as it's too hard, usually punctuated with a tiresome whine. Often associated with boredom. Always seen as a tedious task. Or, the other side of the spectrum, as the true writers themselves see it: Commonly defined as a fine art, usually punctuated with a knowing half-smile. Often associated with heart-singing joy. Always seen as an escape, a relief, a power to call our own.
SO WHO WOULD? There will always be the writers. The masters of language. The storytellers who teach with everlasting tales. We will always remain, always be there to record, create, recall. We are the scribes of eternity, the artists who sear their canvases with strokes of not color but words. We know the power of the stories we create or retell and how to wield the weapon handed to us by Time, the one talent we hold transcendent. And no, we don't always seek to single ourselves out and declare our greatness. We are different, but we know well enough that power, or anything perceived as power, can damage even more easily than it creates.
AND WHY? Ask yourself this: Why live? Why do? Why try anything? Not because you "want" to—not always. Not because you "have" to. But because you simply are what you are, because you can: you are the embodiment of your own ability. You are the one who can prove this is not it. You, and you alone, know that you are who you are and what you can do. And so we write simply because we can. We write to satisfy the need to create with our words, to make the world understand, to put our message out there, to declare in such a way so that it can reach further than our voices alone ever could. We write to express, to heal, to change, to share our knowledge with the world.
BUT WHAT IF I'M NOT GOOD AT IT? There are the writers. There are the readers. . . . And then there are those who are none, or both, or in between. But are we truly a group of bigots to be feared for our abilities? Are we some distant cult that shuts others out and enforces a strict code of you must be this and this in order to be a human? You know as well as we do that we are definitely not. We are understanding. We are tolerant—or, at least, we try to be. But we know that we all must find our own little niche or purposeful role in the world. It's just that in writing, we have found ours at last, and we are reveling in the glory of the acceptance. Find yours, and then decide . . .
IS IT EVEN IMPORTANT? If you truly want to, you can see it as "just a bunch of words." Humanity is flexible, and perception even more so; try seeing in a different way and, after a time, it will be that way to you. Writing is no different. Writers just see it differently, and our perception of it is that it is of utmost importance. And the truth is, what would we be without a way to put our thoughts and knowledge and everything in front of us, expressed into reality? What would civilization be without writing? We would still be able to communicate, still speak a language. We might still be able to understand simple phenomenons. But could we remember every detail of a monumental event? Relate every bit of knowledge to our descendants? Would we have such an advanced society? Would we continue to live and know at the level we are learning? Perhaps not, perhaps so. But expression . . . There would be no true, no better way to channel our feelings, thoughts, our emotions. We would blunder through life, our feelings trapped or bursting out at random, our hearts forever wondering how it could have been better.
AT THIS POINT, DOES ANYONE EVEN CARE ANYMORE? We're all still human, despite the onslaught of technology modern times has brought down on us. Homo sapiens. Intelligent, revolutionary creatures. We've surpassed quite a few species in overall understanding of the world. And some of us would care to maintain that understanding, and treasure it forever. Writing can seem to be a lonely endeavor, a wild leap of faith and trust that someone, somewhere, sometime, will read your words and spare a few thoughts on it—or, if we have to tell the truth, even like it. We all want to be seen and heard in this world, just like everyone else. We all want to make a huge difference . . . just like everyone else. We all want to stand out. We long to be a part of something far larger than ourselves alone. We want to be accepted for who we are. And some do care to see that others get all of this, and writing is a way to achieve these wants, whether the writer is consciously trying to do so or not.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE ANYWAY? Difference? Difference? If it weren't for writers and our creations, where would intelligence be? (Primal.) Imagination? (None whatsoever.) Creativity? (Please.) And don't even ask if it's "worth it." We devote our time and attention to writing because we know it changes lives, redirects destiny, and reaches the farthest corners of the Universe. Besides: if the tiniest flutter of a butterfly's wings can be the last push a hurricane thousands of miles away needs to whirl to life, then who are you to say that we and our words are too small to make any difference?
WE ARE THE WRITERS. We are those who believe in the power, glory, and strength of words. We are, in short . . . The creators. The activists. The recorders. The predictors. The voices. The expressive. The passionate. The explorers. The tinkerers. The understanding. The eternal.
And if you agree . . . Well, you know the drill.
ONLY, THIS TIME: Sign with the reasons you write, and then does your signature appear.
WRITE TO . . .
Express; to change; to reach; to know. Crystal Silvera
So there's that for all to see/read. :) See, I can be eloquent!
(Now, here comes those rambles I warned you about:)
I work really hard on all of my stories, so I usually will get quite annoyed at anyone who flames. Constructive criticism, however, is a very different matter—if you balance the bad with the good, I'll find it much more tolerable and will do my best to take the criticism to heart! But if you don't like my writing style, don't like my plot/absence of romance as a main focus/certain other things of my own opinions, then please do this writer a favor and don't leave a flame screaming, "OMG I HATED IT!!! I HATE YOU AND YOU AND YOUR STORY TOTALLY SUCK!!!" (Which, really, is what that first flame I received meant at heart. See ya in the Dark Forest, Guest! Ooh, and: Too bad unsigned reviews can be deleted!) Believe me when I say that if I get that unreasonable bias from anyone, I will go to any length to get rid of it and block the user. So what are you waiting for, random flamers who are weirdly on my profile? Scram, please! As for all the others, well, welcome!
Another thing having to do with the above is the fact that yours truly is not the most modest person in the world (like Twilight the wonderful Great Grey—GoG'H fans anywhere?). I take great pride in everything I write (with the exception of some serious junk) and I do not take kindly to insults. I, however, also don't believe in revenge or anything (that much) so if I do pursue to ruin your life then—oh boy, you must've done something really offensive to me. (Yes, Angelica, Yasmin, I am thinking of you two. Get this in your little hamster-on-the-wheel brains: My sister and I do not like you two, and we know you were making up lies. . . . How'd you find this, again?) And for something like that, I will take drastic measures, rest assured. (E.g. Stampede of Vraals, stuff like that! Oh, and did I mention? I have a pet named Fred, he's a Vraal! And a vicious one! Yes Fred and other Vraals, I command you to attack Angelica and Yasmin!)
-Note: Sorry about that ramble-like bit. It's just that those two have done unspeakable things. . . . In my opinion (and that of many others), anyway. (Ereny, keep away from them. It's for your own good!) . . . Ahem.
I read fanfictions involving pairings and ships and such, but I find myself absolutely unable to write them to date. Well, all right, I'm able to mix it in as a minor element, but whenever I read it over I tend to want to kill myself out of embarrassment at the absolutely horrible quality. (That made no sense.) However, I do respect the people who write them and their own respective pairings (seeing as I'm such a dud at it), so don't worry about that. Another thing is how everyone seems to obsess over whether or not they support the ship in the story. Well, this is how it works for me: If it's a ship I like, excellent, bonus for you! If not, it doesn't matter—the story will be judged by the story itself, not the pairing.
As for pairing info . . . Well, I'm not a lover exactly of slashes of the same gender; I tend to avoid those. (And so far, I have.) Most of the time I agree with canon pairings, but sometimes I'll decide that there's a better character or the like and read a different shipping if I find the non-canon-ship story more interesting, or I just don't agree. Favorite ship? Ah . . . I dunno. They're all pretty much the same to me, as I also try not to take sides on "teams" in various fandoms. Oh, and I don't ever try to come up with "original" or "crack" ships. (The most popular example I can think of off the top of my head is Dramoine . . . which I find very strange. And I still cannot fathom the reasoning behind "Drapple(s)." Really! I just can't . . . It's Draco and apples?) I can't even be bothered to try creating ship names. I'm not great at writing fluff, seeing as all I can do is copy what I've read. Well, not copy exactly. More like take the example, alter it to fit my preferences, and then write it. I'm still rather shifty about that though, so don't expect any pure romance/fluff stories from me. You'll have to squint to find it, if there's any at all. (Most likely, fluff will be vaguely implied, I guess . . . ?)
Now, I know there's a lot of you out there who are very religious. I must tell you that I've no religion, but I do respect those that follow one and I don't stereotype or bias people by that. But PLEASE, I don't want to be preached to. Please. So my profile is religion-stuff-free. No offense or anything. . . .
I don't really hate anything, bookwise. There are those people who think certain books get too "boring," too "creepy," etc. I'm not one of them. Well yes, sometimes I'll decide it a book is a bit over-the-top or I just don't want to read it anymore, but I'm rather easy to please. Mostly. Which is why I have way too many books on my to-read wishlist . . .
The Twilight saga? . . . Well, since you can't really hate what you don't know, I'm planning on reading the first book. Wish me luck, my friends, for this is one journey from which I may never return. . . . (Okay, if you're a Twilight fan and on here, then . . . um . . . no comment. (That you I sense on here, Lilystar?) Read on if you want, but I will bash Twilight (every now and then), being a HP fan. Don't say I didn't warn you!)
To those LawlClanners or people who report/try to delete stories just because they broke a single rule: I have exceptions!!! If the fic is very well written despite the fact that it breaks (a) rule(s), I will make no move to report it and do quite the opposite. HOWEVER, if it's a fic that absolutely screams to be removed and/or pollutes the archive in any way, then believe me when I say the moderators will be hearing from me. That message was intended for LawlClanners especially!
My computer use is kinda limited, so don't be surprised when I get on for two hours, get off, then get on again an hour later. (Heh.) It really can't be helped. And recently, it's honestly a miracle I can get on at all . . .
I am NOT one of those people who demand a certain amount of reviews/favorites/follows to upload a new chapter or reveal something in their profile (yeah, some people actually do that)! I think that's absolutely ludicrous, although I may use the amount of feedback I get as whether to continue the story or not.
There's also a lot of series I read—and don't read. I'm trying to keep my brain from exploding from trying to remember all these things that I MUST know about certain stuff. O_o Not fun at all. You ever try to keep your brain from exploding? Don't. I guarantee it's not a good excuse to get out of school.
I don't read things that contain (huge) spoilers (okay so basically, if you don't warn me beforehand I'll still read it . . .), extremely pointless fluff, "inappropriate-for-my-age"-sort fics (well, depends on my opinion), CERTAIN slashes or pairings that I don't support (once again, my opinion, so I won't be flaming you just because of that), (nearly) anything rated M or higher/worse, and I tend to avoid horror/angst fics unless the summary gets me. Oh yeah, and lemons. Seriously? . . . Sorry, but that is WAY out of my comfort zone. Just sayin'. Fluff and slightly content-ish fics (I'd say my limit's about the equivalent of this one book called Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia or something. Yeah. Don't read it if you're under, oh, fifteen) I can read but lemons . . . No. I don't need that kind of stuff mutating my thoughts. (How the heck does writing lemons improve your writing skills?! I know that's a popular belief out there but I honestly don't know. Oi . . .)
I do not take sides unless I really support it. So basically, I'm a neutral all around, like Tom (DQ anyone? ;D). Especially when it comes to teams and what-other-annoying-things-not. Yes, I may lean towards one side of the argument, but no, I will not sign the petition or join you in storming the people who support the other side with rude PMs or anything. Well, unless you're doing all that in protest against certain LawlClanners or something. Just, no—and that's my final decision.
Now, for a turn in the bio: A few things about my own fanfictions!
For the upload(ing)/starting dates of Strange Horizons, Alone In Flight, and Different, I can only guess at—and right now I have an awful feeling I'll never even get to start them. I plan on making each one of the fanfics listed above around novel length, take or leave some, which is another reason it will take so long. And the fact that my parents aren't so happy with the huge amounts of time I spend on the computer, reading and writing. -.-' Uuuuuggggghhhhh. . . .
I get (a bunch of) people who only favorite or follow. C'mon, review! I mean, of course I appreciate favoriting and following (and my gratitude to those of you who've done so), but I would appreciate it more if you told me exactly what you thought of the fanfiction! And not-saying-anything, stone-silent plain old viewers. Ahem . . . ! Here I am, writing my (nonexistent) tail off and pouring all this effort into my stories, and you don't even leave so much as a "Great story!" for me to revel in. Gah! >:I Appreciate my effort!
-Also, The Sea of Emerald, AKA M . . . Your reviews don't count. Heck, you're my sister! We live in the same house! And leaving ":3" doesn't count. At all . . .
I am always willing to receive and answer PMs, since it's nice to start conversation with other users of this site. You'll find me in a variety of fandoms/archives (as most people either can guess or know), because I read many series, and enjoy nearly all of them.
My goals on Fanfiction: Have one of my fics become the most reviewed fanfiction in any archive, since I saw the a few that took the "most reviewed" place and let's just say I'm not exactly liking it. (Yes, I'm rather competitive . . .) My second goal is to write a one-shot at the least for majority of the series or books I have read. Which might be a bit of a problem, seeing as I've read a lot . . .
Oh, and if you get a flame from me, I will ALWAYS have a reason for it. (Actually, now that I think about it, I don't exactly flame. More like, "I don't really like this story but I'll give you these reasons for it, and hopefully you won't take too much offense because my point isn't to offend, it's trying to help.") I'm not a dirt bag, Deltora help me if I am! I will only flame if the story is not properly written (i.e. chatspeak, improper grammar/spelling throughout the fanfiction/chapter(s), useless spamming (which I have seen!), et cetera. (I won't mind script format as much, since I personally think it's rather illogical that FanFiction doesn't allow it. I will flame script format if it uses any of the horrific techniques mentioned above)).
I'm a sucker for (really) funny fics, "what if" stories/one-shots, one-shots from another character's POV (well, depends on the plot), fics/one-shots that explain things that weren't explained in the book(s), fics with complex and deep plots, prophecies/fate/destiny and so on, and stories with strong, interesting, three-dimensional characters. Just so you know what I like to read. :) I also tend to write like so, but I'm working on the characters thing. Ooh, and I really like stories with deeper thoughts and themes and symbolism, stuff like that. Deep stuff. :P (I am in the Amethyst Tribe, after all: got full points!) And those amazingly neat ideas that seem to click in so perfectly into the canon just stuns me—it's the main reason I love reading one-shots.
And fluff? Eh. Sometimes, if I'm in the mood for it. Depends on the pairing(s), summary, author, fandom/archive, etc., etc. . . . But yeah, I'll read it. As long as it doesn't have, you know, way too much content. (Cough. Lemons.) But I do read them, just not as constantly as the ones mentioned above. Usually one-shots or continuations/what seemed to be missing from canon, stuff like that. :) Aaaaaand there are those archives with nothing but fluff stories, so that rather limits my options doesn't it?
As for what I write specifically . . . Well. I would say that I write the most amazing fanfictions in the world, but that's me, and you're not here for my opinion are you? (If you are, well, there it is for all to see.) Honestly? I try to write deeper than most I know—I try to include at least some symbolism in my stories, along with actual themes/author's messages (which most fics I know don't) and/or some kind of thing I want to express about life. Usually I do that for my longer, more continued fics, but I've also done it for various one-shots/short stories, like Belonging Only to the Wild and Rulers of the Sky, as well as my recent Crossings and Counting the Same Stars. ;D Though a lot of times, I do feel like writing random, totally pointless who knows what . . .
Generally, I like to write fics that pretty much are parallel to what kinds of fics I like to read (which is two paragraphs above). Destiny of Four, my first fic, was kind of a stab at seeing how great I was at writing fanfictions and, judging by everyone's amazing reviews (I didn't say so in chapter two and so on, but you guys are great people and I really do appreciate you all!!! 8D), I did a really good job of it. I still can't believe my first chapter, though; I don't know how I did it. I really don't. I guess it was one of those times when the genius within me chose to surface.
. . . Okay, that sounded lame. (And totally proved that statement wrong!)
Anyway, re-reading the first chapter of my very first fic made me shiver. If you want stuff like that for every single chapter of every single fic I write, then . . . Mew. I wish. X3
As for what's easiest to write for me, well, this is going to be odd but it's easiest for me to write Warriors fics. O3o Which is why I have the Faith in the Stars Trilogy for that and also my (if I must say so myself) rather successful short story Belonging Only to the Wild. . . . Which I am extremely proud of. I also think I'm pretty good at one-shots focusing on (a) different character's/characters' point of view(s), which is what my one-shots are pretty much centered around.
Oh, also: another commonly asked question is, What in the summary will make you not want to read a story? Well, for me I'm usually kind of (haha, not really) lenient about that. However, if there are mistakes such as using periods instead of question marks (very common), wrong spellings of names/non-capitalization (even more common), ANY variation of "READ PLEASE I SUCK AT SUMMARIES!" anywhere in it (to me, that just says, Hey look, the writer's too lazy to even try at a summary!), and so on. And I'm sorry if that offended anyone, but that's simply the truth. It wasn't my intention to offend, so try not to take it too literally . . .
Now that I'm nearing the end of this about-me section of the profile, I would like to put this out into the world: I, unlike many others, have established my beliefs and views of the world. So if I don't agree, or think of something a certain way, well . . . let's just say you've been warned, and that it's not likely I'll change those within a moment of notice. (On second thought, it'll probably take a few years if the argument's good enough. ;D) And one of those beliefs is that we are indeed the first generation to be able to create something for others and have it in millions of people's hands at the click of a button, and the first generation to be able to experience the incredible feeling that comes with it. Which is the main reason I love FFnet!
A little random bit of info I discovered: the word "fan" originates from a Latin word meaning "insanely but divinely inspired." And as they say, nothing is a coincidence! Accurate, huh?
IF ANYONE CAME HERE FOR ADVICE ON WHAT FICTION SERIES TO READ NEXT: I had a list on here for about a week. Then I got rid of it 'cause it simply didn't extend to fit what I needed. So all the central ideas of the series that follow below are listed right under their names. Hope it helps! :)
One last warning: My profile is insanely long, although not as long as some people's. (Hello, Squirrel In A Top Hat. Or Otterhope. Or whatever your pen name is now. Her profile is WAY longer than mine!) So, read if you dare! (Wait, you're not leaving are you?!)
"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened. After you finish reading you feel as though all that happened to you, and those feelings are forever yours to relive through another read: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, the sorrow, the characters and places . . . and how the weather was."
I think that's all . . . NOW FAVORITE SERIES WHOSE ARCHIVES I WILL DEFINITELY BE ACTIVE IN (unless it's an archive I'm still rather new to—that may take awhile)!
WARNING: BIG GIANT BLOCKS OF TEXT. (Side effect of the Obsession Syndrome(s)!) ;D You have been warned . . .
Deltora Quest/デルトラクエスト/The Three Doors Trilogy; Emily Rodda/Jennifer Rowe
Those evil take-over people are never satisfied, are they? They just can't take over one city, or one state, or even one country . . . Noooo, it has to be the whole entire world!
Well. What can I say? Overobsessed with DQ, all-around Deltoran (and a full-points scorer of the Amethyst tribe!), and, oh yeah, someone who has big complaints against the anime. (Ramble warning.) I mean, it was okay, but seriously? American voice actors were awful ('specially Jasmine and Lief's voices . . .); the actual animation was great, but they just didn't capture that sense of surreality that Deltora has; lots of OOC-ness; FILLERS (coughThaegancamebacklikeTHREEtimescough); Dain's entire character (icky way he died and was portrayed in general, his voice acting ("dayger"? Seriously?), his appearance (where's his nose?), and so on); and the opal. Like, what is that, a moonstone? A smoke crystal?! Same goes for the emerald . . . It looked like aquamarine or something. T.T Yeah. I wasn't that happy with the anime . . . But on the other hand (there's always "the other hand," isn't there), there were some nice things about the anime. Now, I know everyone's biggest complaint (usually) is the fact that, well, Lief is a blonde. (HA!) My opinion might be a bit biased, as that was actually exactly the way I visualized him ever since I started reading the series. So there's one score for the animation team. Another appreciated addition was the scene where Thaegan and her children get a chance to show they're not completely horrible characters and the lapis lazuli finally has a power. Even though that part of the anime was a very obnoxious, intrusive filler, it was—entertaining . . . in its own way. And even though I hated Dain's portrayal/character, it gave us Deltorans a chance to laugh at his lack of nose. >:D (If anyone hasn't seen it, YouTube comments can vary from blaming it on makeup to Voldemort references. My all-time favorite: Hey Dain, you know who else doesn't have a nose? Voldemort. I think it's safe to say that you can't be trusted.) Anyway, turning away from the anime: To those of you extreme shippers (come on, you know you're there!) of J/L (well, 'least that's canon), B/L (ditto), D/J (this one just offends/annoys/confuses me . . .), etc., I first read DQ when I was in third grade. (Yes, you heard/read that right.) So when I read the last book and Rodda finally revealed her main ship, it seemed kind of out of nowhere to me, as all the clues Rodda dropped everywhere had gone straight over my head. So imagine my surprise when I first discovered the DQ section of this fanfiction! (My reaction was a kind of WHAT THE HECK?!/did NOT see that coming/I'M TOO YOUNG!!/I wonder what the age range of the FF writers are . . . ?/this is really awkward . . . -sort thing. So if I seem hesitant towards writing fluff, well—now you know. Plus, I always keep thinking: WHAT IF ONE OF MY FRIENDS GOT HOLD OF IT?! (Horrors! Let's hope they don't look that closely at my writing!) I think people underestimate and completely, wrongly, utterly unacceptably judge this series. They see the cover (and sometimes the author) and go, "Oh, it's one of those books with just plot line and no development and depth." AHEM. As I've said before, I live and breathe that kind of "deeper" writing and, well, that's one of my reasons for being obsessed with these books! My favorite book out of the fifteen (not including stand-alone/extra books) would be The Sister of the South, as it a) gives the dragons the credit they deserve; b) is the conclusion with an epilogue-like ending (which I loved!); and c) is the book which finally reveals the full extent the incredible web-like plot Rodda has created. 8D And my favorite character is Jasmine. Or Sharn. Or . . . wait for it . . . Veritas! ;D Oh, a quick must-know: I don't like Neridah. (Hah, understatement of the year!) Just saying! I know other Deltorans are with me on that. I mean, she's just not likeable. At all. Not to mention she tried to ruin everything for the trio (multiple times, in the anime and the books!) and was just plain annoying. (I dunno if anyone bothers to remember but from the anime: "HEY I WANNA BE INVISIBLE TOOOOOO!!!" Thus ruining the entire plan . . . T.T) Aaaand: Did anyone notice the new covers for the first arc?! Well, not really new covers; just a new, I don't know . . . feel. Or theme. Or formatting. . . . Something But it just doesn't have that epic old thing to it that I totally loved . . . Urk. It looks all—I don't know. The best way I can describe it is "kiddish," and that's not even an accurate description . . . And don't ask me if this is international, or limited-edition, or anything like that because I have no idea. (Heck, I don't even know if these are "officially" new or if they just felt like changing the websites' images!) So: see the new covers
Last little comment that happens to be an inside joke for the DQ-anime-scorners: I WANNA BE INVISIBLE TOOOOO!!!
Rowan of Rin series; same author as above
What you see is not what you get; if that were true the world would be a wasteland.
Pretty good series, though not that obsessed. I have a weird fascination with the grach (see that one-shot) and the Dragon of the Mountain (see the same fanfic). Also: Zeel is awesome! I like her so much better than Sharaan . . . The bukshah are also very interesting (especially in Rowan and the Ice Creepers/Rowan of the Bukshah) and the thing I love most about this series: THE PROPHECIES! 8D And Sheba. She's absolutely hilarious! (And she reminds me of so many of my other favorite characters . . . (*Cough*Peach!*Cough.*) Also, I do wonder: Is Rin somehow also linked to Deltora and Dorne, in any of the faintest ways? There are fanfics saying so. And it's Emily Rodda's work, so I would definitely be "yep, I saw that coming"-ing if she did that. Favorite book for this was Rowan and the Zebak (where we meet the grach, the Dragon of the Mountain's amazing powers and majesty, and the epic Zeel)!
Rondo Trilogy; yet the same author
This is why you pay attention to details: Otherwise, you'd miss out on all the plot twists.
The only series I've read of Emily Rodda's that uses a bit of humor . . . XD The pan who kept screaming, "CONKIE!!!", probably my favorite character. And the Blue Queen or whatever her name is . . . Oi. She creeps me out. I really need to reread this series. And I CAN'T FIND The Battle for Rondo! And then I look online and it says you might have to order it internationally . . . Ugh. Out of the first and second books, I like The Wizard of Rondo the best. :P It had the pot in it!
Young Wizards; Diane Duane (AKA my "current obsession," as I read A Wizard of Mars and, well, let's just say I got re-obsessed with this . . . :D)
Death is just Life's way of telling you, "YOU'RE FIRED!" (So true, right? 'Cept the Lone Power would never say that . . .); Basic definitions of science: If it crawls, it's biology. If it smells, it's chemistry. If it doesn't work, it's physics. (Or: If you can't make heads nor tails of it, it's the Powers' doing!); and Save the Earth. It's the only planet with CHOCOLATE. (Ahem! Carmela . . . !!)
This is the second-to-first series I'm obsessed with! HIGHLY SUGGESTED FOR HARRY POTTER FANS, SEPTIMUS HEAP FANS, AND PEOPLE WHO LIKE WELL-DEVELOPED AND/OR COMPLICATED, IN-DEPTH BOOKS (and still have a lot of humor in them)! And this series is very well-researched, for that matter! So now I must complain—because if I love it, it gives me the unlimited right to criticize it! Aaaand, begin: ARRGGHHHH WAITING AND WAITING FOR A RELEASE DATE FOR Games Wizards Play! (Full rant way above. Heh . . .) Yeah. The cliffie kinda killed me . . . Major understatement. Honestly though, GWP just sounds so exciting in the synopsis and all the things it hints at is just—aaagh, it makes me so so sooo excited! 8D Okay, so, turning away from the nonexistent release date: For favorite characters, I'd have to say Macchu Picchu/Peach tops all, but honorable mentions include Spot, Ponch, Liused, and Dairine. Oh and what'shername . . . Tualha. You know, the cat-bard from AWAB . . . I think. (I seriously need to reread.) Yeah, weird combination, but they're just all so epic! (Especially Peach . . . spouting prophecies and annoying everyone at the same time! Little cannibal!) And I loved (and totally saw coming) the twist about Ponch. (Ha, "Wasn't it kind of a hint your dog was not normal when he started pulling you through universes he made up himself?"—or whatever it was. :)) Favorite book for this would have to be A Wizard of Mars, although a very close second is The Wizard's Dilemma and So You Want to Be a Wizard. (Again, a mini-ramble about the same topic: book 10 just can't come along fast enough, can it?! Dying, dying, dying. . . .) Ooh, by the way—I saw the "New Millennium" Editions for the YW series. My first (instinctive) reaction: Eye twitch. WHAT DID THEY DO?!?! Followed by some more eye twitching and overall shock—but lots of appreciation for the obvious effort. (Timeline issues. Age problems! The ancientness of the series! Oh finally, to see those fixed . . . ! It makes me (want to) cry with joy. XD) Cover-wise: I liked the paperback editions too . . . although some of the New Millennium covers are a huge improvement. (E.g. A Wizard Abroad, The Wizard's Dilemma, and Wizards at War—all of which now have AMAZING covers, even though Dilemma already had a pretty good one. I find AWAB's NME cover simply epic, though, so I can't complain too much.) But others . . . just, oi. No offense to the publishers who redid the covers or to the amazing Mrs. Duane herself (who all definitely put tremendous effort into the revisions!), but, uh, SYWtBaW has a bit of an anime-ish touch to it, don't you agree? (Ha, "a bit." See the covers of the NM Editions
(Random note: Seen on FanFiction: I WANT A WIZPOD!!!
Hunger Games Trilogy; Suzanne Collins
A secret admirer is only a stalker with stationary. (Peeta . . .) Oh, and: Me: I hope nothing bad happens to my favorite character. Author: HAH!
Yep, I read "mainstream" books as well as minor series . . . I've probably read the weirdest array (yes I just said "array") of books anyone has ever seen. Anyway; those of you who really like these books will probably also like the Divergent Trilogy and/or the Unwind Trilogy, just a quick suggestion because so many people keep asking. I'd have to say my favorite character's Wiress (although notable characters (majority of whom died!) include Rue, Cinna, and Buttercup) and my favorite book was Catching Fire, like ninety percent of the rest of the fandom. And I did like Mockingjay, but it was kinda slow and had a lot of political-propaganda-sort stuff in it, you know? But the epilogue really got me, so I have to give her credit for that! And this is one of the rare book series with simply epic movie adaptations. :D
Underland Chronicles; same as above
I'm a lover, not a fighter, but I'll fight for what I love.
I was reading this series and the whole time I was thinking, Wow, these are the first books Suzanne Collins wrote? . . . You can totally tell! Great series (loved the prophecies!), but what was up with all the Greek-mythology names? Eh well, they sounded pretty cool. Too bad about two-thirds of all the characters died. (Again.) . . . Then again, same applies for THG. (What else did I expect . . .) Favorite character would be Twitchtip (hey, she was epic!—Until she died. Severe complaints about that!), and favorite book would have to be Gregor and the Code of Claw. Although I'm still annoyed Twitchtip had to die. . . . And before I forget: I only read this series 'cos it came up under "suggested" when I visited the DQ Scholastic website. Soo, Deltorans: I highly recommend this series!
Harry Potter; and we all know who wrote this series
That moment of horror it takes for your mind to register what just happened to your favorite character. (For me, it was Hedwig. D:)
Biggest fandom in (fiction) literary existence and yet I've seen and met (and sadly am somehow friends with) about a bajillion haters . . . T.T Well, this is one of those must-reads (it is the most popular series of our generation!) and I just don't understand why some people despise it. Anyway: I believe my House is Ravenclaw and my Patronus (when I took the quiz on the Scholastic site about four years ago) is an owl, although I think it should be a dragon or a unicorn or something. XD Oh yeah, this is a series that I think has AMAZING movie adaptations. Seriously! (I mean, next to PJO, it's so much better.) The poor cast, though . . . they've been doing this for pretty much forever. XD My favorite character's Luna and out of the seven books I'd have to say Order of the Phoenix is the best, even though it's one of the saddest.
-Note: The other day my friend brought up that her teacher said JKR announced there's going to be another HP book and, well, my friends and I kind of started screaming and demanding the date of release, title, etc., after she added that her teacher said it was about seventy-five percent complete. Aaaand then I decided to do some research and oh looky, it's a hoax. . . . Is it? Anyway, all I know is that JKR isn't closed to the idea. That's it! Don't kill me! (And I also know the movie rights are already sold . . . I think.)
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn/Eona: The Last Dragoneye (duology); Alison Goodman (Well, that's the name in the USA; not sure about the rest of the world. I think Wikipedia said something about the String of Pearls?)
You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me. (And: the dragons only appear to me . . .)
Before you decide to read these books, I highly suggest you double-check your maturity level. . . . Ahem. Bit of mature content, and if you want an idea, well, about the same level as the Divergent Trilogy. XD (Good luck!) Anyway, these two books are two that I'd suggest to people who liked dragons but didn't want the same old thing (you know, they turn out to be so wise and powerful and stuff and someone can totally control them and blah blah blah) over and over again, likes twists and, as I call it, hold-your-breath "power play." ;D (Reference!) Now, to those (extremely) few who've read these: my favorite character would have to be the amazing Mirror Dragon (she does count, doesn't she?), as the human characters were—well, rather not say. I like the second book that much better than the first, since they were both epic . . . :P But the ending. Kinda lame, but not the worst I've seen. (COUGHINHERITANCECOUGH! Well, actually, not only that . . . but that was the first book that came to mind. XD)
Divergent Trilogy; Veronica Roth
You don’t know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Ah, yeah. Another mainstream series (and one I would not let fifth-graders read!) that's to be modeled after the dystopian-/utopian-genre books that seem to be in high demand lately. (I'm not saying I hate mainstream, as this series absolutely defines "page-turner," but I have been wondering about the new trend.) I wonder: Has Veronica Roth ever met Suzanne Collins? They both write almost the same way . . . major character death, people-versus-society conflict, symbolism, strong main character. (You've got to admit both of them also seem to love character torture.) Well, my favorite character is probably Christina and as for my favorite: I would have to say Allegiant, despite my complaints about it (right below).
Unwind Dystology; Neal Shusterman (I know. When I saw "dystology," I thought Huh?? too.)
They say guns don't kill people, people do. Well I think the guns help. I mean, if you just stood there and yelled, "BANG!" I don't think too many people would die. (Heheh I saw this and thought of clappers . . . Difference is if clappers clap, then lots of people would die! XP)
There are virtually no fanfictions for this series! Everyone says this is a really creepy trilogy and I'll admit it is, but I like how it's centered around the question of Does anyone really have the right to the lives of others, even if it's for a good cause? and it offers a different look at the world, but then pretty much everything does. (Note: If you really liked this series, I think you'll also like the series below . . .) Reading UnSouled, and wondering what happened to Miracolina . . . XD My favorite character is Sonia (heheh, when I saw that name I kept thinking about the other Sonia from the Three Doors Trilogy) and I actually liked UnWholly better . . . although the things I liked about it are a bit different from the things I liked about Unwind.
Jenna Fox Chronicles; Mary E. Pearson
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils in the end . . .
The thing I think is amazing about this series is its depth and the perspective it presents. :3 Although the idea of minds trapped spinning forever . . . Eurgh. Creepy, absolutely creepy. It's very different from the way most other books are written . . . I wonder, is she going to write more? I'd have to say my favorite character is Dot—and of course, she had to die. T.T Oh well . . . it was a noble death, I guess. (That came out badly . . .) Out of the three I think I like Fox Forever best, because it brings everything to a close and, well, I'm a lover of last books—and don't ask me why because I honestly don't know. :P
Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus as well as the Kane Chronicles; Rick Riordan
Do NOT follow in my footsteps. I tend to walk into walls and off the occasional cliff. (Yeah, and into a river . . .) and: It's you and me versus the world . . . We attack at dawn.
First thing: I live with The Sea of Emerald, so if I seem irritated about this fandom, it's due to her overobsession. ;D So! (Oooh before I forget: Do not read if you haven't read House of Hades, okay?) The news that's been relayed around the fandom about a million times, the whole thing about Nico . . . Well, major plot twist, but I'm not judging, okay? I feel sorry enough for him as it is . . . (That was pointed to you haters. . . .) Probably the most hilarious series I've ever read and I must say, in HoH Riordan's writing style changed dramatically. Well, not for the worse, but it just isn't the same. Honestly, the difference between PJO and HoO was already huge, and then he shoves HoH in our faces. XD Now for my PJO movie reviews (AKA movie complaints): First one they bombed. Absolutely killed it, changed everything, centered it around the pearls—which weren't even that important!—and the casting just didn't fit with (most of) the fans' imaginations. Second one they did so much better . . . BUT THEY GOT RID OF CIRCE'S ISLAND! DDDD8 And there was a random abandoned amusement park—and guess what its name was? Circeland. Oh, and everyone's saying Riordan is doing Norse mythology after he finishes up HoO. Norse mythology? What the heck is that? I've never heard of Norse mythology at all! I thought he'd do like . . . I don't know, English mythology? Or even maybe Irish mythology would be acceptable! (REFERENCE!! ;D) Favorite character . . . I debate between the snakes of the caduceus (George and Martha) and Arion. Favorite demigod character, however, will always remain Annabeth! As for book, I'd have to say I actually like House of Hades best, despite all the weirdness that takes place.
Maximum Ride; James Patterson
I've reached the top of the mountain. It's time for me to make a pair of wings and FLY HIGHER.
Yes, this is a series about six flying kids and their talking (and flying, for that matter) dog. But that makes it sound so bland, which—well, if you've read MR you know "bland" is the antonym of this series! PJO fans/demigods, I highly suggest this for you . . . Oh yeah, the Maximum Ride movie! Am I the only person who's so scared of how badly this will get butchered? Like, what if this turns out to be The Lightning Thief, Jr.? T.T Hopefully, with Patterson himself as directer (or, at least, that's what everyone's saying), it won't die . . . Favorite character would be Dr. Martinez (hah, she was hilarious in the first book!) and my favorite book . . . Well, can I just say that after Fang left the flock the whole series just started going downhill really fast? And the last book. Honestly. The world ends and everyone who survives is trapped underground except Max (leader of the group, whose attention was/is vied for by two certain people—ahem, mutants), Angel (who can read minds, control people, etc., and has a tricky standing in honesty and loyalty), Fang, and Dylan (who hate each other)? Is anyone else thinking that they won't last that long . . . ? And I thought I might've had at least a shadow of a happy ending, or something. Guess not. :I
The Giver Quartet; Lois Lowry
"There are 1000 ways I can kill you, and 951 of them hurt." "So what do the other 49 do? Tickle?" (Sounds like something Trademaster would say and then what Gabe would say back to him . . . XD)
I swear, no one has read this series! This is another one of the deeper series (like Jenna Fox) and it's set in a utopian and dystopian world, so people who like reading about "perfect" worlds and/or seriously messed up ones: read this! Given, it's kinda weird at first, but it's an amazing series. :D Anyway: I read the first book as part of a class. Does anyone have any idea how many people started snickering and/or dying? T.T I was like, Be more mature! Well, I went on to read books two through four, and I loved them, as I only have the one complaint that Matty had to die! >:I Well, my favorite character is probably Alys (she only appears in Son) or Annabelle (not Kira's daughter; I mean the first Annabelle) and my favorite book would also have to be Son. It ties everything together! :D
Inheritance Cycle; Christopher Paolini
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.
I have so many complaints about this series. . . . (Sorry, Paolini!) Firstly, directed to the fans: IT'S NOT "THE ERAGON SERIES." I heard another author refer to this as "the Eragon series" and I killed myself mentally facepalming. (I don't know why calling IC the "Eragon series" gets me so annoyed, but it does . . .) Secondly, directed to Paolini himself: What was it with your ending?! So the protagonist leaves the country forever (also sinking the main ship) and tries to find new lands? What happened to the rest of Angela's predictions? /)(\ But besides that, this is a great series for those of you who love what I call "traditional through-and-through" fantasy: dragons, magical land, tyrant king, elves and dwarfs, etc., etc. And Eragon has a pretty amazing movie adaptation, so kudos to everyone who contributed to it for that! For this series I'd say my favorite character is Angela (Lol: "Its real name is Albitr, which means exactly what you think, but I call it Tinkledeath!") and out of the four I'd have to say I like Inheritance best—just get rid of the awful ending. Heh.
Wings of Fire; Tui T. Sutherland (the American member of the Erin Hunter team!)
I'm the author of my own life. Unfortunately, I'm writing in pen.
Another series about dragons and prophecies! :D Except this one's a bit different from all the other ones. So, for this series, I say it deserves more fanfictions and readers in general. (Can't wait to read The Dark Secret, even if the title is a bit of a cliche . . .) I love the prophecy and the idea of the 'Wing tribes in general, although I do wonder when the line about "the power of wings of fire" will come into play. Out of the tribes I like the SeaWings best (heheh Riptide . . . and not the sword, you PJO nutters), and it fits that Tsunami is my second-favorite character, right after Glory. NightWings are so annoying (but Queen Scarlet is even more annoying), even though they're so powerful and all . . . They're just so ugh. Although Starflight's horror at discovering the lack of scrolls in the RainWing kingdom is, to me, completely understandable. Out of the three books I like The Hidden Kingdom the best. :D Glory!
Warriors; Erin Hunter
SHUT UP VOICES OR I'LL POKE YOU WITH A FORK! (Or, you know, a certain handy stick!)
This is the series I find easiest to write for . . . :3 I don't know why but it is. Anyway: I do wonder where the Hunters got the idea about the Clans. I mean, groups of highly organized cats could live in the English countryside and no one would notice? Uh, no. But very unique idea. (To say the least . . .) Out of the five Clans (SkyClan included) I would be in WindClan or RiverClan. Most likely StarClan, though . . . Lol, I'd probably get myself killed real quick. Again: I'm NOT reading the Dawn of the Clans arc, since I like my own theory and I'm kind of tired of Warriors as of current preferences. So anyway: my favorite character is Bluestar (you've got to love how she went crazy in the end, although it was a bit annoying) and my favorite book out of the million would have to be The Last Hope.
Guardians of Ga'Hoole/Wolves of the Beyond; Kathryn Lasky
I'm not lost, I'm exploring./Not all who wander are lost.
I know some people that call Guardians of Ga'Hoole and Wolves of the Beyond "boring." Well, I shun you. XD I haven't read Guardians of Ga'Hoole in forever, but I was at the bookstore and saw this new book or something . . . Oh yeah, The Rise of a Legend, which apparently is about Ezylryb's backstory and so on. Interesting . . . I'll probably read it. (Did she get a new cover artist for this one? It looks so . . . different.) About the movie adaptation (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole), I say it was another one well done. :D I've seen this a couple times and I say it's epic! Yes, they changed quite a few things, but I think it was for the better. They had to fit the material of an arc into one movie and make it followable. (And I had a weird fascination with the flecks anyway—but Glaux forbid that I become a picker for St. Aggie's!) They should totally do a Wolves of the Beyond movie. Haha, I wish. My favorite GoG'H character is Gylfie but I relate to Otulissa the most. Or maybe even "good" ol' Nyra . . . (Just kidding!) I liked The War of the Ember best, but I can barely remember a thing about it. Except for "You may have won this battle, but we will win the war." —which I think was Nyra's quote. As for WotB, my favorite character is the Sark! I was so annoyed/depressed when she died—but at least she became a new constellation. :D The Sark lives on among the skaars! (Get it? Skaars, Skaarsgard? Oh, my fantastic attempts at Old Wolf . . .) My favorite would have to be Star Wolf, even though that's when the Sark dies. T.T And they leave the Beyond for the Blue. Buuuut there's a horse of all things in the end! Now that made me happy . . .
Septimus Heap; Angie Sage (TodHunter Moon series/trilogy or whichever one it is will also hopefully join SH soon . . .)
If you don't understand how someone could love their sibling and want to wring their necks at the same time . . . you were probably born an only child. (Ha, and the Heaps have eight kids! And yes, Jenna counts. Why not? The Queen is, as she said, an utter control freak and the Heaps are so much better . . .)
Another series on my to-reread-list. XD Well I read Fyre pretty recently and I'm pleased to say it's my favorite out of the entire series and is absolutely epic! 8D Someone said they didn't like it because it was too complicated and Jenna was too bossy and, well, I kind of got annoyed at that response . . . Ha, when I was reading Fyre, the little girl who waved at the Dragon Boat caught my interest and I was going to write a fic about her, but then I read the Endings and I was like, Seriously? T.T Oh well, the more (canonical) books the better! Yay for being able to look forward to the TodHunter Moon series! Fans of YW and HP, I think you would really like this series—although it puts an original twist on magic and spells and so on. :D My favorite character would actually have to be Marcia or Alther. Or the Dragon Boat herself. (Itself?)
Fablehaven; Brandon Mull
They may be "just stories" to you, but they're kind of my life . . .
This series actually reminds me a lot of PJO . . . I guess the writing styles are sort of similar? Anyway, this is also on to-reread and I've reread up to Rise of the Evening Star. You know, the one with the frog that says "DO NOT FEED THE FROG" and then happens to get fed and— okay, Olloch the Glutton. XD I highly suggest this series to PJO, SH, and maybe even YW and HP fans. As I was saying: this involves quite a bit of mythology, so yeah. I'd have to say my favorite character is Raxtus (the fairy dragon! Best idea ever!) and, of course, my favorite book is Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary. (Heheh (SPOILER ALERT!), Gavin gets eaten . . . serves him right! XD)
-Also, I saw this thing on the Scholastic website that said something like: "New from the creators of the 39 Clues!" and was advertising the new series Spirit Animals. Weeeellll I saw the first book at the bookstore and, go figure, it's not by Riordan, but Brandon Mull. . . . Did I miss out on something? 'Cos I'm pretty sure Mull wasn't ever involved in the 39 Clues franchise. (Right??)
Matched Trilogy; Ally Condie
To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
This trilogy is actually quite a lot like the Giver Quartet, so if anyone's read that, I highly suggest this series! (And vice versa, of course. :P) I loved reading these books because of the question about choice and above all, expression through works of art. Seriously, she's amazing at working those bits and pieces into the books. 8D Absolutely epic! (You'll see what I mean if you look at the quotes I put down from Reached down below.) However: I don't read the series for romance-y fluff or lalala because that's just the side stuff; I read it for the theme, the poems, and the general ideas. (That answer your question, -insert name of friend-?! XD) Of the three I like Reached best and my favorite character . . . Well, I must say Anna. She reminds me of this other character with the same name . . . COUGHDQCOUGH. ;)
Redwall books, also known as Tales from/of Redwall; Brian Jacques
I don't think I could ever stab someone. I mean, let's be honest. I can barely get the straw in the Capri Sun! (Sounds like a Redwaller, doesn't it?)
You know what I find so appealing about this series? The food. I swear, this is the one series that can make me starve because of the feasts they have every two chapters! T.T Cake and everything . . . Arrgghh . . . Plus those hares always devour it all. Now that's annoying. XD I have quite a bit to say about Redwall . . . Tsarmina and the wildcats remind me way too much of Warriors (am I not right?!). Martin seems to be (a bit of) a Gary-Stu and overused, but he's a pretty good character. The plotline never really seems to change. I mean, really; searats attacking the Abbey and then getting stopped by someone is kind of getting old, you know? Although Pearls of Lutra (my favorite out of all of them!) offers a bit of a twist on that. And the riddles in that thing! Oh, heaven! I have quite a few favorite characters, as there's a whole ton of them to choose from: Cracklyn (she's really smart!), Verdauga Foeseeker (I think that's her name. Well you know, the "insane" black squirrel), Rose, Dotti (the amazing little haremaid who beat another hare at his own eating game! Dotti was her name, right?), and . . . great, I can't remember any more names. Well, let's keep it at them and that the Salamandastron hares provide endless entertainment, shall we . . .
And if anyone is so kind enough to STILL be reading this, these are more series whose archives you may find me in or series/single books that I like. THE LIST WILL BE LONG. . . . Okay here it is:
Pokemon! (Hey, don't judge! You were once obsessed with it too, admit it!) I am more in the crossovers section of this fandom than the main . . . (As in, I'm reading one or two Pokemon crossover fics, but that's it. :3)
Dragon Slippers Trilogy; Jessica Day George
Silverwing trilogy; Kenneth Oppel (plus the prequel, Darkwing)
Dragon Keeper (in the back of the book it said that there was a sequel called Garden of the Purple Dragon, but I can't find it!); Carole Wilkinson
The Little White Horse (long time no read, so I'm planning to reread . . . sometime)
The Blue Roan Child; Jamieson Findlay (a book ALL horse lovers should read, 'cos it's amazing!)
The Perfect Distance; Kim Ablon Whitney (another wonderful horse book. . . . More YA-ish, but still amazing!)
Red Kayak and the sequel, The Journey Back; Priscilla Cummings
The Mostly True Story of Jack; Kelly Barnhill
The Wednesday Wars; Gary D. Schmidt
Every Soul a Star; Wendy Mass
Hatching Magic and the sequel, The Dragon of Never-Was
Keys to the Kingdom; Garth Nix (suggested series for DQ fans! Also, KttK people check out DQ! PLEASE! :D And those two hilarious fics in this category under my favorites list!)
Unicorn Chronicles; Bruce Coville
Animorphs; K.A. Applegate (I used to be obsessed with this series . . . Lol. I'm still (somewhere hidden) in this archive as well!)
Series of Unfortunate Events; Lemony Snicket
Secret Series; Pseudonymous Bosch
Fly By Night/Fly Trap; the author who also wrote The Lost Conspiracy. Both books are super confusing . . . I was lost the whole time, but they were good. :P (Well, I didn't read TLC, my friend did. She told me she was utterly lost as well.)
Stargirl (NOT the Starkid series, whatever that is . . . planning to re-read this, as I remember nothing about it 'cept for the fact that I thought it was pretty darn good)
Most anything written by Mary Downing Hahn, too . . . (Including Deep and Dark and Dangerous, The Old Willis Place, and All the Lovely Bad Ones)
Ruby Holler, Walk Two Moons, Heartbeat and some other books I can't remember by Sharon Creech
Enchanted Forest Chronicles; Patricia C. Wrede
Spiderwick Chronicles (although it's been a really long time since I read them)
Fever Crumb; Phillip Reeve. (It said that there's a sequel called A Web of Air, but my library does not have it. Unless it's not released yet?) Ooh, and Here Lies Arthur is really good too
Swordbird series; Nancy Yi Fan (made up of Swordbird, Sword Quest, and Sword Mountain)
Emily Windsnap series (been a long time. There's this new book in this series called Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun. Sounds interesting and I might read it)
Paint the Wind and also Esperanza Rising; Pam Munoz Ryan . . . And I had to read Riding Freedom for Battle of the Books. All three were really good and two of them had to do with horses! 8D
Dovey Coe; Roald Dahl
The Egypt Game and The Gypsy Game, both are really good
12 Again; Sue Corbett (I liked the black bunny with one blue eye and one green eye! I think that's another form of Bernadette's mom . . .)
Tangerine; Edward Bloor (the explanation for everything freaked me out a bit, but otherwise great!)
Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia; Cindy Pon (eh, it was all right. Kind of left me mentally scarred, though. Jeez, content much? Although I like the whole theory about the cycle and souls and all that, so that was okay)
Journey to the West/西游记 (ACTUALLY, I only know these because they're Chinese . . . and I didn't read them, I only watched most of the Chinese show. How interesting it would be to read the translations!)
Series I am currently in the middle of reading (in which case I am not waiting on the next book to be released or trying to get the just-released book):
Feline Wizards series (ya know, the spinoff of Young Wizards? That one) by Diane Duane (in the middle of To Visit the Queen/On Her Majesty's Wizardly Service . . . Still. T.T)
Warriors by Erin Hunter (yet to start reading Warriors: The Untold Stories)
39 Clues by—aah—various authors (i.e. ten different authors—at the least!), shall we say. I think they credit Rick Riordan for the series, though. (Looking for The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis)
Redwall/Tales of/from Redwall, also known as the Redwall saga by Brian Jacques (I'm reading this completely out of order, but I want to read High Rhulain and Triss. Putting this series on hold)
Daniel X series by James Patterson (will soon read Game Over . . . Lol yes, I am reading this series. What? It's really funny)
Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson (although I read the cliffie ending in Shell Game because The Sea of Emerald kept bugging me to . . . one of the biggest cliffies I've ever read in my entire life; glad Dark Passage is here to build a bridge) (looking for Shell Game)
WORDS TO LIVE BY! ;D AND FUNNY PARTS!
"[Books] were among the most important affairs in the world. . . . One could take a pen and set down what one thought, and . . . nobody accused him of 'showing off' by doing so."
". . . [W]hy does anyone create? You feel a . . . need to make something new, something no one else has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. . . ."
"Either things happen for a reason, or they happen for no reason at all. Either one's life is a thread in a glorious tapestry or humanity is just a hopelessly tangled knot. . . ."
["Okay, hold it right there. I've been meaning to ask you about that," Kit said. "Since when do aliens know about chocolate?!"
Also, some random favorite YW quotes (that are most likely not at all exact but hopefully have the same ideas), all credit of which shall go to the epic Diane Duane: (And if the NME's change these . . . Well . . . Merp. How am I to blame?)
"The dog wants to know what the meaning of life is."]
—can't remember where that's from . . . Maybe Wizard's Holiday? Heh. Ponch!
"'Destiny.' Half the time the word's just code for 'what someone else wants you to do without asking any inconvenient questions.'"
—Wizards at War
—A Wizard Abroad
(I don't know,) Fred said again. (How am I supposed to judge? But you're wizards, you should know how terrible a power belief is, especially in the wrong hands—and how do you tell which hands are wrong? Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the way it works?)]
—So You Want to Be a Wizard
"Could you start with a more tactless question?"
"Sure. Your IQ?"] —from the amazing banter between Kit and Carmelaand
["Despite the fact that you're about five billion years old—"
"I am not!"
"Okay. Four point five billion, give or take an eon."] —from what I call the "Showdown" (see? I worked in a reference from another series! Septimus Heap fans anywhere?) between Nita and Aurilelde
["Those are your strawberries"—fling"over there!"
"These are my strawberries"—fling"over here!"] —aaaahhhh, Tom and his snails . . .
["Come on Mamvish!" Nita said. "You ought to be past being shape-proud by now! A wizard like you has the power to look any way she wants, and you ought to know the seeming's not the self." She started snickering again. "So act the dignity of your role. Snort it up!"] —Nita to Mamvish after the little shape-change upon arrival to Mars . . . the City of Eilith, I think. Well, it was when Mamvish got out of florescent-Komodo-dragon shape. :) I love Mamvish . . . and her affinity for Earthly tomatoes . . .
and (wow, AWOM IS the most quotable book in the series!)
"Anybody got an idea that doesn't involve us all bailing out of here and completely disgracing ourselves as wizards?" —. . . It was either Kit, Darryl, or Ronan. XP Yeup, I need to re-read.
and (don't go away just yet!!)
["You owe me a fiver," he said.
Ronan rolled his eyes, dug around in his pocket for a moment, and came up with a bill, which he stuffed into Darryl's held-out hand. Darryl accepted it with a smirk, then stared at it as he unrolled it.
"Oh, man," Darryl said, annoyed, "this isn't even from Earth!"
"So stop whinging," Ronan said, "and go get it changed!"
and now . . . for one of my favorite parts of the Showdown:
"There’s a full implementation of a transoceanic pass-through hanging over your heads right this minute, and I’m in a mood to use it if I don’t get my partner back right now. If I go too, when the hard rain comes down, big deal, because life without Kit doesn’t look so hot right now!" —Nita, upon Aurilelde's interference with Mars's kernel to try to get rid of her . . . And in retaliation, guess what happens? Pellegrino spell! (AKA (much longer, more complicated name) the Gibraltar Passthrough Intervention.)
—and all of that was from . . . A Wizard of Mars. 8D
"Change your thoughts, and you change your world."
From the Song of the Twelve (mainly in Deep Wizardry (Young Wizards, book 2) by Diane Duane):
(From the Silent Lord's part)
"yet what I do now binds to it
"Let the teeth come! As they tear me,
(From the Blue's part)
(And now, for a bit of a mood change:)
[". . . For I am the Mother of Monsters, the terrible Echidna!"
[Akhlys lunged at Percy, and for a split second he thought: Well, hey, I'm just smoke. She can't touch me, right?
"Weirdness is epic[ness]."
"Why am I surrounded by half-wits and dunderheads?"
["So, the thing we're all not talking about," he says. He gestures to me. "You almost died, a sadistic pansycake saved you, and now we're all waging some serious war with the factionless as allies."
"Maybe we should try a different approach . . . Maybe this time we could not barge in yelling, 'We're the dragonets of destiny! We're awesome and special! We'd make terrific prisoners!' Just an idea."
Are there some things I will never know?
"Hope = Hoping that the next book that you are going to read is in the library."
It is better to remain silent and be assumed an idiot than to speak and and remove all doubt.
["I did it!" Soren gasped as he lighted down on a branch.
"Hope for the best and prepare yourself for the worst. Just please, don't tell everybody in the whole entire freaking world that you're preparing yourself. Yeah. Apocalypse and end-of-the-world people? That was directed at you guys."
"Okay, update. When I see Poindexter and Morticia on the plane? I freak. I'm, like, what happened to my kids? I think, they've, like, eaten you. Then they tell me what happened. Bragging. They're, like, fourteen and eleven, but they talk like they escaped from a Clue game. 'Forged the tickets, ho-ho!'—Anyway, they try to threaten me, yada yada, and of course I argue and I'm figuring in my head, 'Ha-ha, the next thing is they put poison in the drink'—but I'm, like, 'Nahh, of course they're not that skeezy.' Then I see her actually doing it, like two inches away from me—uh, hello? So I get kinda mad—you know, act like I'm going to drink it, and then zam, I spritz the stuff all over their faces. Well, I'm, like, 'Nyah nyah, this is really funny,' but they start to totally wig out and fall over each other to get their carry-on—they're, like, 'Eek, our faces have schmutz on them!' And I'm, like, 'Dudes, grow up!' So I take their carry-on and sit on it. Um. Baad idea."
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
["How is it you always manage to be present when something interesting is about to occur?"
["Alther, he won't believe us," Septimus said in a low voice. "Think about it. The two people Merrin hates most—me and Simon—turn up on his doorstep at night and say, 'Oh, hello, Merrin. You know those Darke Wizards who were in your ring? You know, the one we cut your thumb off to get back? Well, they've escaped and because you have worn the ring, you're on their hit list. But don't worry. Because we like you such a lot, we've come to take you to the Wizard Tower, where you'll be safe.' I don't think he's going to say, 'Thank you so much. I will come with you right away,' do you?"]
"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us . . . Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
"A lot of times success is about hanging on where others have let go."
"I'm a lover, not a fighter, but I'll fight for what I love."
[Do not go gentle into that good night.
Even if it's a Society sympathizer who takes them down, he will see the words as he pulls the papers from the tree. Even if he burns them, they will have slipped through his fingers on the way to fire. The words will be shared, no matter what.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
There are many of them in the world, I think, good men and women with their frail deeds. Wondering what might have been, how things might have danced, if we had only dared to be bright.]
PS: When I say "unknown," I mean a) I really don't know who it belongs to; b) I think they'd rather remain anonymous; c) I forgot; d) the quote's in a PM or email or something private; or e) it's my own quote and I'd rather not say. Aggh crud! . . . You totally did not just read that . . .
Quotes that make me ever thankful that I found this website:
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.
I write for the same reason I breathe—if I didn't I would die.
We should all take a lesson from crayons: Some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, some are new and some are old, and all are different colors, but they still learn to all live in the same box.
Weird people are like rainbows—colorful, unique, interesting, and sometimes even mysterious against the plain old sky. The sky is like normal people—same old, same old all around, at first interesting but then boring after too long and always being covered up by clouds.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils in the end . . .
SHUT UP VOICES OR I'LL POKE YOU WITH A FORK!
Be nice to people. They outnumber you 6.5 billion to one. And that number gets bigger every minute.
It doesn't matter if the cup is half full or half empty—it's poison both ways!
Dinosaurs getting wiped out wasn't an accident! Barney came along and they all committed suicide.
There are three types of people in this world: those who can count and those who can't.
I'm not clumsy! The floor just hates me!
I tried being normal, but I didn't like it.
I don't obsess; I think intensely.
Not obsessed. Just extremely dedicated.
Whenever you think your life sucks, think of a tree that took fifty years to grow up only to be cut down and turned into a Justin Bieber notebook.
When everything in life is going "your way," you know you're in the wrong lane.
Me: Wow, I actually like being alive right now! Life: Lol, hold that thought . . .
I'm not paranoid . . . WHICH ONE OF MY ENEMIES TOLD YOU THIS?!
What you see is not what you get; if that were true the world would be a wasteland.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. Reality, I'm not so sure.
Please do not annoy the writer. She may put you into a book and slowly torture you to death.
WARNING: Do NOT walk in my footsteps. I tend to walk into walls and off the occasional cliff.
At my lemonade stand, I used to give the first glass free and charge five dollars for the refill. It contained the antidote.
Life and Lemons:
-When life gives you lemons, it better hand you water and sugar. Otherwise your lemonade is going to suck.
The statistics of insanity is that one in every four Americans is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If it's not them, it's you.
I didn't fall, I just threw myself on the floor!
Doctors say I have multiple personality disorder. We disagree with that.
Don't mess with me: I've got a stick. (Jayfeather . . .)
Worst excuse for not turning in homework: I couldn't find anyone to copy it from.
Forgive your enemies—it's what will annoy them most.
Real girls aren't perfect, and perfect girls aren't real. You want a perfect girl? Go buy a Barbie or make up a Mary-Sue.
If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished.
If at first you do not succeed, destroy all evidence that you did.
Think about perfection this way: If everyone was perfect, we'd have a world of Mary-Sues and Gary-Stus. Now that, my friends, is what I call scary.
Best friends are the people that know all about you and still put up with you.
It takes 42 muscles to frown, 28 to smile, and only 4 to reach out and slap someone.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Yes, I hit like a girl. You could too if you hit a bit harder.
The world is full of crazy people. They made me their leader.
Bending the rules is good . . . Breaking the rules is bad.
I dream of a better tomorrow—a tomorrow where chickens can cross roads and not have their motives questioned.
Just say no to drugs. Because if drugs are talking to you, you've probably had too many.
In order to lose your mind, you have to have one in the first place.
Flying is easy. Just throw yourself at the ground and miss.
I have not yet begun to procrastinate.
PROCRASTINATORS, UNITE! . . . Tomorrow.
Two things are infinite; human stupidity and the universe. And I'm not so sure about the last one. (Derivative of Einstein's many quotes . . .)
They say guns don't kill people; people do. Well I think guns help. I mean, if you stood there and yelled "BANG!" I don't think you'd kill too many people.
Whoever said words don't hurt never got hit by a dictionary.
Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.
Stupidity killed the cat. Curiosity was framed, I tell you!
Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.
Person #1: Happiness is just around the corner! Person #2: Too bad the world is round!
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Whoever said "nothing is impossible" has never tried slamming a revolving door.
Wanna know how to keep an idiot busy? Take him into a round room and tell him to sit in a corner.
People who think they know everything annoy those of us who do.
Chocolate is the answer no matter what the question is. (Including "What's the meaning of life?")
Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.
I have a photographic memory too. It just takes a day to develop.
Death is like Life's way of telling you, "YOU'RE FIRED!"
IT'S THE SUGAR TALKING, I SWEAR!
Money does not truly buy happiness, but it pays for my Internet, which is pretty much the same thing.
Money doesn't really buy happiness . . . But it does buy books!
I'm the author of my own life, and unfortunately I'm writing in pen.
This is NOT Subway. You can't have it "your way."
You say I'm not cool. Cool is another word for cold. If I'm not cold, I'm hot. I know I'm hot. Thanks for embracing it.
We're not retreating! We're advancing in a different direction!
I used to think that the whole world was against me. Now I know that's not true. Turns out some of the smaller countries are neutral!
I don't think I could ever stab someone. I mean, let's be honest. I can barely get the straw in the Capri Sun.
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half!
Please note: Christmas is canceled. Apparently you told Santa you were good this year—and he died laughing.
"Sir, we're surrounded!" "Excellent, we can attack in any direction!"
Don't you dare tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon!
If you don't like me, there's nothing I can do. Here's a newsflash honey: I don't live to please you.
Normality will be restored as soon as we figure out what it is.
Okay, I'm weird! But I'm saving up to become eccentric.
Don't knock on Death's door. Ever heard of ding dong ditch? He hates that.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
The newscaster is the person who says, "Good evening" and then tells you why it's not.
Forecast for tonight: Darkness.
A recent survey stated that the average person’s greatest fear is having to give a speech in public. Somehow this ranked even higher than death, which was third on the list. So, you’re telling me that at a funeral, most people would rather be the guy in the coffin than have to stand up and give a eulogy.
An idiot is a window washer on the forty-fourth floor who steps back to admire their work.
I don't have a short attention span, I just—ooh look, a kitty!
Love your enemies. It gets them really confused.
I am NOT saying you're stupid . . . I'm just implying it.
Some people say the glass is half empty and some say it's half full. Me? I just want to know who's drinking my dang soda.
My imaginary friend thinks you have some serious mental problems.
I'm not lost, I'm exploring.
Last night I was lying in bed, looking up at the stars and I thought . . . WHERE THE HECK IS THE CEILING?!
Smile—it makes people wonder what you're up to.
Always proofread to make you sure you don’t any words out.
It takes skill to trip over flat surfaces.
When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's actually a meteor hurtling toward Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor.
"There are 1000 ways I could kill you, and 951 of them hurt." "So what do the other 49 of them do? Tickle?"
One out of four people is insane. Look at three of your friends. If it's not them, it's you.
Be insane—well-behaved people never made history.
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it!
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
You laugh now because you're older than me by mere months, but when you're 30 and I'm still 29, who'll be laughing then?
Of course I'm not normal! Where have you BEEN for the last two decades?!
I didn't lie! I just created fiction with my mouth!
Why isn't chocolate considered a vegetable, if chocolate comes from cocoa (or cacao) beans, and all beans are a veggie?
I'm the type of girl who will burst out laughing in dead silence over something that happened a year ago.
On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
If FedEx and UPS merged, they would become FedUP.
It's you and me versus the world. . . . We attack at dawn.
Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you just keep on talking.
There are no such things as stupid questions; we just have too many inquisitive idiots.
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
If you don't like my driving then stay off the sidewalk!
You say psycho like it's a bad thing . . .
Sarcasm isn't an attitude, it's an art.
Knowing I had to crawl all the way up the mountain makes the view so much better.
I've reached the top of the mountain. It's time for me to make a pair of wings and FLY HIGHER.
If you don't understand how someone could love their sibling and want to wring their necks at the same time . . . then you were probably born an only child.
One day we'll look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject.
Sometimes I lie awake at night asking myself what I've done wrong, then the voice in my head (ANGEL!) says, "This is going to take more then one night . . ."
After Monday and Tuesday, the calendar always says: W T F
I don't get even; I get odder.
Move on. It's just a chapter in the past. But don't close the book, just turn the page.
I'm not so good with the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?
If you always stop and smell the roses, sooner or later you'll inhale a bee.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
If the world didn't suck we'd all fall off.
Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people seem bright until they speak. (Pretty sure that's Einstein's quote, but eh)
If I had one wish, obviously I'd wish for unlimited wishes!
Whatever you do, always give 100% . . . Unless you're donating blood.
Don't upset me. I'm running out of places to hide the bodies.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
Software engineering today is a race between programmers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe striving to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. (Yeah, and I think I know Who are behind it all . . .)
Relax, I'm just as sane as I look . . . which is not very sane at all.
Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
There are three types of people: Those who learn by reading, a few who learn by observation, and the rest who must test the electric fence for themselves.
If zombies eat brains, you and I are safe.
If the dark side has cookies and the light side has chocolate, does the middle have chocolate cookies? Go Middle!
The voices in my head may not be real but they still have some pretty good ideas . . .
Never take life too seriously. No one comes out alive anyway.
Excuse me while I attempt to find a container for my joy.
Your multiple personalities are freaking out my imaginary friend!
I'm not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing.
The problem with democracy is that some people are stupid, but the problem with dictatorships is that all dictators are stupid.
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.
Math is the only place where you can buy seventy cantaloupes and no one wonders what the heck is wrong with you.
If you want to say something and sound smart, put the name of a famous philosopher after whatever you just said. —Aristotle
They couldn't repair your brakes, so they made your horn louder.
When I die, I want to go peacefully like Grandfather did, in his sleep—not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
When you talk to God, that's religion. When God talks to you, that's something entirely different.
I'm not in denial. I'm just selectively picky about which reality I choose to accept.
There's always a light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, it's usually an oncoming express train.
Life isn’t passing me by, it’s trying to run me over.
They’ve promised dreams can come true, but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams too . . .
He who laughs last thinks slowest.
They say the truth will set me free. Then why is it that every time I tell the truth I get sent to my room?
A clean house is a sign of a broken computer.
Don't keep calm! You're a freaking fangirl!
And one final thing I saw online:
"About the stories. They'll last, even if nothing else does. They'll be like a light in the dark, and they'll burn as long as the dark lasts and go on out the far side of it into the morning."
Now copy and paste things! This is probably the longest part of my profile. Feel free to copy/paste anything from here! So . . .
FIRST UP: The things where you bold certain stuff:
How to Know if You're Addicted to FanFiction
11. You check your profile every ten minutes.
10. You no longer refer to comments as "comments." They are now known only as "reviews."
9. Pens are for idiots, and you wouldn't be caught dead with one. How on earth are you supposed to erase when you want to rewrite? (Half, 'cos I like using pens)
8. You start laughing at the most inopportune times because you remembered something funny from a fanfic. (And various books)
7. You pretend to take notes, but really you're getting a head start on your latest ficlet. (I'm too serious about school to do that, but I do run ideas in my head)
6. Short disclaimers are for losers. Whoever thinks up the craziest gets a cookie. (Half . . . XD)
5. You can't write for English class because you've used up all your ideas for fanfiction. (Hasn't happened yet but I can totally see it in my future)
4. A story idea isn't a story idea. It's a plot bunny. Get it right.
3. You hear people talking about a ship (the water variety), and you jump, like, five feet in the air and act like you've never heard the word used outside of the fanfiction context.
2. Whenever something inspiring happens, you screech, "Ooh! Fanfic idea!" and then immerse yourself in writing/plotting for the next three hours.
1. You were too busy reading to notice that the numbers were backwards! SO REPOST IF YOU FELL FOR THAT!! Or if you just want to repost it! :D
You Know You're a Book Addict If (Bold those that apply):
(Deltora Quest, of course! 8DD And now, Young Wizards . . .)
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. (Only a few times though :P)
You write fanfictions about the book. (A bit rhetorical, that one . . .)
You try to get all of your friends (and everyone else) to read it. (STALKER!!! XD)
You accidentally call everyone by the characters' names. (Done it a few times :P)
Everything reminds you of the book. (Ever read my You Know You're Obsessed With DQ When? Yeah. Gives you a bit of an idea right there!)
You quote random lines all the time. (In my head, anyway . . .)
You try to do things that the characters do, even though you know you can't. (Once again—in my head.)
You've gotten incredibly bored in class, and debated on doing something your favorite character can/would do to escape the class. (You're a stalker AND a mind-reader?!)
You have pictures of your favorite characters on your iPod. (Don't have an iPod . . . and that's a scary idea to me. Well, depends on the characters, I guess.)
You've got a book memorized. (Most of it counts, right?)
You've read a book more than five times.
You've read a book with 400 pages in less than two days. (Actually, I read Order of the Phoenix in three days . . .)
You've planned and prepared a siege on a writer's house because he/she killed a character you like. (Well, I live too far away. Why are my favorite authors all living in Australia or Ireland or something?!)
You've plotted to murder a character and steal his/her boyfriend/girlfriend. (Um . . . no.)
You hate it when someone calls your favorite character fictional. (YEAH! Just, you know, real in an alternate universe.)
You blatantly deny it when someone calls a character fictional.
Your idol is a character from a book. (Correction: My idol is an author. But kinda similar . . .)
Most of the things you lose wind up in the library.
Even the library checkout ladies know you by your first and last name. (At my public library, no. School library, yes.)
The librarian and the library check out ladies know all of your friends, even the ones who never come into the library! (Not sure about the latter)
You (and possibly your friends) are the librarian's favorite. (Haha, although I think they might hate some of my friends . . .)
I am a book addict and proud of it!!! If you are one too, copy and paste this on your profile!
Know I'll Be An Author Because . . .
You talk to yourself (Sometimes)
You talk to yourself as if there is another person in front of you, but you know there isn't (Once again, sometimes)
The keyboard letters are fading because of over typing (Because I always use different computers, so they don't really. But they're partly-gone on certain ones!)
You love to read (Noooo, really?!)
It's not hard to find paper and pen near you
One of your idols is an author (Please, all my idols are authors! Not dropping hints or anything, but y'know, Emily Rodda/Jennifer Rowe and Diane Duane . . .)
You spend most of your time on FanFiction
If someone asks "What are you doing?", you'll answer either writing, reading or whatnot.
If the library is one of your favorite places. (I WANT TO LIVE THERE . . . ! Or the bookstore. Yeah, Barnes and Noble or something!)
You want to be an author when you grow up. (Part time though. I still want to study/be something else at the same time)
If you got 4 or more, then you want or will become an author. (PLEASE let it be "will become"!!!)
Copy and paste with percentage things:
Did you know, 97% of percentages are made up on the spot?
A large percent of writers don't know the difference between "your" and "you're," "its" and "it's," and "their," "there," and "they're." If you're one of the writers who does know and wants to slug them, copy and paste this into your profile.
95% of the girls in the world would cry a river if Justin Bieber was chosen for the Hunger Games. Repost this if you are the 5% that would just volunteer as tribute just to chase him around with a (VERY) pointy stick! (Although he'd be a useful ally—just have him sing and anyone within earshot would die! Well, as long as you don't forget to bring earplugs.)
95 percent of the kids out there are concerned with being popular and fitting in. If you're part of the 5 percent who aren't, copy this, put it in your profile, and add your name to the list: AnimeKittyCafe, Hyperactivley Bored, Gem W, Bara-Minamino, Yavie Aelinel, Crazy Billie Joe Loving Freak, Shadow929,SweetNCrazieSugarmuffin,The Komodo Dragon Phoenix,Bust_A_Groover, Tecna, Triggonseed, The Only Innocent Writer Here-Yumi, Kikyouhater118, Midnight-angel-of-darkness, adngo714,cyber-porygon, the aku dragon of light, PirateCaptainBo; Ski Bo, pyro_manic19, ImmaLickYou, BloodredAngel808,tmmdeathwishraven, Spottedpool, oOHawkpathOo, Crystal Silvera
95% of teens would cry if they saw Justin Bieber at the top of a skyscraper about to jump. Copy and paste this in your profile if you are part of the 5% that would sit there with popcorn and a camera and yell, "DO A FLIP!!!!"
95% of people would go nuts if Edward Cullen jumped off a building. 4% would yell "JUMP!" If you are the 1% that would push him, copy this and paste it and put it on your profile!
97% of teens would cry if they saw Robert Pattison standing on top of a skyscraper, about to jump. If you're one of the 3% who would sit there eating popcorn and screaming, "DO A BACK FLIP, YOU SPARKLY* IDIOT!" then copy and paste this on your profile.
Ninety-five percent of the kids out there are unconcerned by the dismal state of their education, or the fact that their fanfiction is raping the English language. If you're part of the five percent of fanfiction writers/readers who do care about such things, cut/copy and paste this, and then leave reviews for those poor souls who know not what they do.
90 percent of teens today would die if MySpace/Facebook had a system failure and was completely destroyed. . . . If you are one of the 10 percent that would be laughing, copy and paste this to your profile.
Less than 1 percent of female teenagers don't use makeup. Are you one of those who don't? BE PROUD AND GLUE THIS THING IN YOUR PROFILE!
93 percent of American teens would have a severe emotional breakdown if someone called them a freak. If you're a part of the 7 percent who would ask the person, "What was your first clue?", copy this into your profile and add your name to the list: Sunlit Goddess of the C.O.C.A., Moonlit Goddess of the C.O.C.A., Evil Genius of the COCA, Invader Miley Phantom, dAnnYsGiRl777, BloodySalvation, Lady Lost-A-Lot, bellabookworm9, GoodyGoody23, -xIxHEARTxEDWARDx-, sakurabloom1124, AzarathianWarrior, Wolfofdoom, guard of the twilight, 1238904756, Crystal Silvera
92 percent of American teens would die if Abercrombie and Fitch told them it was uncool to breathe. Copy this in your profile if you would be the 8 percent that would be laughing your head off.
About 95 percent of girls would scream if Edward Cullen jumped over a cliff, 4 percent would yell "JUMP!" and 1 percent would push him off. Post this on your profile and tell us: Which side are you on? ONE PERCENT WHO'D PUSH HIM OFF, THEN THROW A BRICK DOWN WITH HIM TO ENSURE HE DIES! TRAITOR TO HARRY POTTER!! O.o
95% of girls would scream if Justin Bieber went missing: Copy and paste this on your profile if you're one of the five percent that would poke your new prisoner with a stick (for eternity)!
If you are part of the .0000001 percent of people who don't have a MySpace/Facebook, copy this onto your profile. (Personally I don't think that percentage is valid but . . . eh well.)
98 of the Internet population has a Myspace. If you're part of the 2 that can resist stupid fads, copy and paste this into your profile.
The things with . . . Oh, you'll see!
Fanfiction is a site for people who have been called at least one of the following—Weirdo, Loner, Nerd, Lick, Geek, Shy, Silent, Creepy, Crazy, Insane, Eccentric, Psycho, Odd, Mental or Different. (I am different. Definitely. XD)
Fanfiction is a site for people who've ever compared their classmates to characters from books.
Fanfiction is a site for those of us who can't express ourselves in life.
Fanfiction is a site for people talk to themselves . . . even if it's just in their heads.
Fanfiction is a site for people who laugh at jokes that no one else gets.
Fanfiction is a site for people who get funny looks for reading in class—a lot.
Fanfiction is a site for people who admire the guy who tries to be different.
Fanfiction is a site for people who say/write long words that other people don't normally understand.
Fanfiction is a site for people aren't afraid to sit alone and read at lunch.
Fanfiction is a site for girls who don't need guys to complete them.
Fanfiction is a site for people who ditched reality and went for something different.
Fanfiction is a site for people who are emotionally attached to characters and settings.
Fanfiction is a site for people who hang onto dreams—and chase them to become true.
Fanfiction is a site for people who are different, but don't care because they know it's who they really are.
READ THIS!: Ten-year-old Warriors fan, Emmy Grace Cherry, was a Warriors fan who had warrior spirit. Emmy and her parents, Dana and Jimmy Cherry, were killed in a tornado in February 2007. On Wands and Worlds, a fantasy fiction forum, several fans agreed that she deserved a warrior name. One fan performed the ceremony and named her Brightspirit. Other fans agreed this was the perfect name. The Erins placed her along with her parents in the book Long Shadows as Brightspirit, Braveheart, and Shiningheart—the proof is even in the dedications page of Long Shadows. Please pass this message along by copying and pasting it into your profile and adding your name to the list of people who will always remember a true warrior: Wolfgrowl, Rainshimmer, Hawksky, Leopardheart, Winterthaw,Newlife, Rory's Greatest Fan, Redwolfvirus, Otterhope, Crystal Silvera
IMPORTANT— Teenage girls who are NOT in love with Robert Pattison or Taylor Laughtner are fast becoming an endangered species. If you are part of this endangered species, copy and paste this in your profile. Quick, we need sponsors! (I'm endangered! XD)
Scary Things Little Kids Love
1. Santa—A big fat guy sneaking down your chimney stealing your cookies and milk who knows when you're sleeping, when you're awake, and if you've been bad or good? Can somebody say stalker already?
2. Halloween—364 days of the year your parents tell you not to take candy from strangers, yet on Halloween it's encouraged? Also, who knows if one of those weapons are real?
3. Fourth of July—Children are allowed to play with fire and explosives. Real smart, parents, real smart.
4. The Tooth Fairy—A magical being who sneaks into your house at night and encourages kids to sell body parts. 
5. The Easter Bunny—A bunny who sneaks into houses giving away candy-filled eggs. Well, actually this one isn't that scary. Just plain not right.
6. Barney—He's a big purple dinosaur who sings happy songs about "I love you, you love me" and once took kids to the moon. Need I say more?
 Hey, sounds like the black market in UnWholly! XD
Hilarious way to "learn" Chinese!
LEARN CHINESE IN 5 MINUTES (I saw this on Google Plus, too . . . Oh, joy)
Say the words out loud.
Things to Ponder: (I love this thing. 8D)
Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?
I wonder why people say "life is so short" when life is the longest thing that you will ever experience?
If curiosity killed the cat, then what about its other eight lives? (Haha, only if it were a Clan leader!)
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
Why is it that doctors call what they do a "practice"?
Isn't it funny how the word "politics" is made up of the words "poli" meaning many and "tics" as in the bloodsucking creatures?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
If a person with multiple personalities threatens suicide, then is that considered a hostage situation?
So what's the speed of dark?
How come "abbreviated" is such a long word?
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station . . .
If quitters never win, and winners never quit, what fool came up with, "Quit while you're ahead"?
Why don't they just make mouse-flavored cat food? (. . . Why are there two already about cats?)
Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an "s" in it?
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
If the opposite of "pro" is "con," then would "congress" be the opposite of "progress"?
If money doesn’t grow on trees, then why do banks have branches?
Why be difficult, when with just a little bit of effort, you can be impossible?
What disease did cured ham have?
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
Why do alarm clocks “go off” when they start making noise?
Why do we yell “Heads up!” when we should be yelling “Heads down!”?
How can something be both “new” and “improved”?
Why do we shut up, but don't quiet down?
How did the “Keep Off the Grass” sign get there in the first place?
What happens when Pinocchio says that his nose is going to grow? (Lol, sounds like the "when truth and lies are one" thing from DQ!)
What color does a Smurf turn when you choke it? (Hot pink . . . duh)
Do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
If knees bent the other way, what would chairs look like?
How come Superman would stop bullets with his chest, but ducked when people threw stuff at him?
If it's zero degrees today and it's supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?
Why is it an adult with the mind of a child is locked up and put in an asylum, while children are allowed to run in the streets?
How come schools say they don't allow weapons but give all students textbooks?
So when did time begin, and when will time end?
Why do parents tell their kids not to accept candy from strangers 364 days and then on Halloween they encourage it?
If two foots are called feet, then why do we say "footballs" instead of "feetball"?
Why is the word "cheese" considered random? (And "cookies," for that matter.)
If silence is golden, then what color is loud?
How do scientists know the colors dogs see in?
Why are apartments called "apartments" when they're all stuck together?
How come we drive on parkways, and then park on driveways?
If swimming is so good for your figure, then how do you explain whales? (Haha Rachel . . . S'reee . . . All those wonderful multi-fandom whales I know!)
Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour? Nothing really rushes, right?
When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it?
Why didn't Noah just swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that's used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?
Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?
If the #2 pencil is the most popular pencil, why is it still #2?
If sleep is so good for your brain, why isn't it allowed in school?
Why are snacks called "fun-sized" when there's nothing "fun" about getting a smaller potion of food?
If Cinderella's shoe fit perfectly, then why did it fall off?
How do you know if your pen's out of invisible ink?
If Walmart is lowering prices daily, then how come none of it is free yet?
Why does the psychic hotline ask for your credit card number? Shouldn't they already know it?
Why do they report power outages on TV?
Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
If scientists were ever going to figure out how to travel through time, wouldn’t we now be seeing people from the future?
Why do we teach kids that violence is not the answer and then have them read about wars in school that solved America's problems?
Why is it called quicksand when it sucks you down very, very slowly?
Why are they called marbles if they’re made out of glass?
If everyone lost five pounds at the same time, would it throw the Earth out of its orbit? 
What color hair do bald men put on their driver’s license?
How do you know when it’s time to tune your bagpipes?
How do you throw away a garbage can?
Why do we put our suits in a garment bag and our garments in a suitcase?
When two airplanes almost collide, why is it a “near miss”? Shouldn’t it be a “near hit”?
Is there another word for "synonym"?
Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
If truth is stranger than fiction, then how strange are lies?
If a taxi has to go backwards, does the driver owe you money?
 That actually should be answerable . . . Well, in my opinion, I don't think it would affect our planet's orbit at all. Considering the Earth's shifty history, I don't think it would do anything. I mean, the gravitational pull between the Earth and the Sun and other celestial bodies should remain the same, if it's the actual mass relationship that matters and not the mass that's on the mass. The essence would still be the same . . . Right? T.T Oi. I'm definitely no astrophysicist, though; hey, someone should go ask DD! XD
Why losing your pen is a death sentence:
Lost your pen = no pen
Lesson: Don't lose your pen, or you will die. XD (And what happens if you have too many pens? You live longer?)
Letters the Mailman Forgot to Deliver
(Same goes for Bing . . . LOL, LET'S BING IT! . . . Ha, Yahoo! still sounds more stupid.)
Dear Twilight fans,
Dear Lost Keys,
Dear Cursed Black Hole At the Bottom of My Backpack,
Dear Slowest Walkers in the World,
Speaking of Voldemort . . .
If Harry Potter > Voldemort
IT'S SIMPLE MATH.
Well, after reading the following anagrams, I think someone had too much time on their hands . . .
DORMITORY: When you rearrange the letters: DIRTY ROOM
PRESBYTERIAN: When you rearrange the letters: BEST IN PRAYER
ASTRONOMER: When you rearrange the letters: MOON STARER
DESPERATION: When you rearrange the letters: A ROPE ENDS IT
THE EYES: When you rearrange the letters: THEY SEE
GEORGE BUSH: When you rearrange the letters: HE BUGS GORE
THE MORSE CODE : When you rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS
SLOT MACHINES: When you rearrange the letters: CASH LOST IN ME
ANIMOSITY: When you rearrange the letters: IS NO AMITY (Heheh amity . . .)
ELECTION—RESULTS: When you rearrange the letters: LIES—LET'S RECOUNT
SNOOZE ALARMS: When you rearrange the letters: ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S
A DECIMAL POINT: When you rearrange the letters: I'M A DOT IN PLACE
THE EARTHQUAKES: When you rearrange the letters: THAT QUEER SHAKE
ELEVEN PLUS TWO: When you rearrange the letters: TWELVE PLUS ONE
TIMOTHY MCGEE: When You rearrange the letters: THOM E GEMCITY
MOTHER-IN-LAW: When you rearrange the letters: WOMAN HITLER
-Whoever made that is a GENIUS!
Repost this joke if you find it funny:
Harry Potter fans: "I want to go to Hogwarts!"
(Well, Panem is just depressing and the arena requires no words. Sooo even though there's a pretty good chance you can get yourself killed in/at Hogwarts/Camp Half-Blood/Narnia . . . I think I'll take my chances. XD)
THINGY FOR PJO PEOPLE . . . Yeah, you demigods and so on . . . :
You like being in charge.
You feel at home in the water. (I'm a pretty good swimmer)
Total: 4 and 1/2
You’re not that much of a people person.
Total: 2 . . . wow.
You own a garden.
Total: 4 and 1/2
You often start fights.
You have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. (Insatiable? Not that much . . . but on certain things, yes)
Total: 5 . . . hoped for more D:
You’re very creative and artistic. (Sure)
Total: 5 and 1/2 O.O NONOONOOONOOOO . . . DON'T DO THIS, FATES!!!!
HUNTER OF ARTEMIS
You dislike boys in general. (Uhh . . .)
Total: 5 and 1/2 . . . Eek! O.o I'm getting really worried here . . .
You have a way with tools.
Total: 0 SORRY HESPHAESTUS!! O3O
Every guy/girl swoons for you. (I exceed at failing at that!)
Total: 0 No love for love! XD
You like pickpocketing your friends. (That's mean)
Total: 1 and 1/2 Heh . . .
You’re the life of the party. (NO)
Total: 1 and 1/2. . . . Definitely not Dionysus.
HECATE (YEEESSS!!! 8DDD Personally, I think I'm gonna be Hecate. >:D)
Being called "crazy" is a compliment.
Total: 8 and 1/2!!! 8DDD YES!!!!
So, Hecate! 8D YAY!!! Also thanks to DawnShadowQueen, whose profile had Hecate when most everyone didn't! (And [reluctant] thanks to The Sea of Emerald for finding her and telling me about this. -.-)
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Calpol, sun lotion, or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
ONLY IN AMERICA...
...can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance
...are there handicap parking spaces in front of ice-skating rinks
...sick people go to the back of Walgreens to get their medicine, while healthy people get their cigarettes in the front
...people buy hot dogs in packs of 10 and hot dog buns in packs of 8
...do the banks leave both doors wide open and then chain the pens to the counter
...can people order a double cheeseburger, large fries, and a Diet Coke
...do people leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway, and keep their junk in locked storage garages
...do people use answering machines to screen calls, and then have call waiting so they won't miss the calls from somebody they don't want to talk to in the first place
...is the word "politics" used to describe the progress so well; "poli-" in Latin means "many" and "tics" means "blood-sucking creatures"
...do we have Fourth of July, where explosives and fire are encouraged and treated as entertainment and a holiday
THINGS YOU NEVER WANT TO HEAR WHILE UNDERGOING SURGERY:
1. "Better save that. We'll need it for the autopsy."
2. "Someone call the janitor—we're going to need a mop."
3. (My favorite XD) "Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord of Darkness!"
4. "Bo! Bo! Come back with that! Bad dog!"
5. "Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what's that?"
6. "Hand me that . . . uh . . . that uh . . . uh . . . thingy."
7. "Oh no! I just dropped my Rolex." Pause. "Shall I fetch it?"
8. "Oops! Hey, has anyone ever survived 500 ml of this stuff before?"
9. "Damn, there go the lights again . . ."
10. "Ya know, there's big money in kidneys. Hell, the guy's got two of them."
11. "What do you mean you want a divorce?!"
12. And the by far worst one: "Oooooooops!"
Kids Are Quick
TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
TEACHER: Glen, how do you spell "crocodile"?
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with "I."
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louis, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on "My Dog" is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
-Side note to the above: Not always . . .
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
7. My mother taught me IRONY.
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
19. My mother taught me ESP.
20. My mother taught me MORE IRONY.
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
Professor Flitwick . . . does not know where Snow White is.
Professor Snape . . . has no wish to get in touch with his "feminine side."
Professor Moody . . . The best "teaching" Hogwarts has seen in a long while.
Professor McGonagall . . . does not take herself too seriously. It is a very bad idea to tell her.
Professor Dumbledore . . . should be referred to as "Professor," "Headmaster," or "Sir"—not, under any circumstances, "Dude," "My Leige," or "Tim the Enchanter."
Hermione Granger . . . has PMS and a wand.
Ron Weasley . . . is very afraid of spiders.
Luna Lovegood . . . is perfectly sane, thank you very much.
Ginny Weasley . . . still wants her Hogwarts toilet seat.
Fred Weasley . . . knows if he and his twin giggle at an idea for more than fifteen seconds, they may assume that it’s against the rules and therefore should not carry it out.
George Weasley . . . knows he and his twin will carry it out and are not even remotely sorry.
Oliver Wood . . . has heard every single joke possible about his name. No, that is not a challenge.
Lily Evans . . . swears she is not in love with James Potter.
James Potter . . . doesn’t believe her.
Remus Lupin . . . would prefer less jokes about "his time of the month."
Sirius Black . . . escaped Azkaban, evaded Dementors, outwitted the Ministry—and was killed by drapery.
Andromeda Black . . . is going to marry a Muggle—screw the consequences.
Gryffindors . . . will jump off a cliff.
Slytherins . . . will push someone else off.
Hufflepuffs . . . will call five hundred others and build a staircase.
Ravenclaws . . . will get hold of a flying carpet. (That's me!)
Now, something else I found!:
Note to Self x100 (really, really weird but usually funny):
1. Do not introduce self as roleplaying character in public
2. Do not talk to fictional characters in public
3. Do not answer fictional characters in public
4. Do not talk to inanimate objects in public
5. Do not go out in public
6. Disregard above note. Perform numbers 1 to 4 (Fun!)
7. Note expressions
8. Don't die alone. Take many people with you
9. Floor is slippery when wet
10. Lake is slippery when dry
11. Only talk to strangers you know
12. Strangers you don't know are spies. . . . Kill them all
13. For legal purposes be sure to delete above note
14. Tell people about the spies that are trying to kill you
15. Kill them for security purposes
16. Crying does not solve anything. Try violent mood swings
17. Make a scene whenever humanly possible
18. The men in white coats are not your friends
19. Ask them for a room with lots of sharp, pointy objects
20. When that doesn't work, ask for a designer jacket
21. Chicken soup, although good for colds, is not the best cure for drowning
22. Flammable and inflammable mean the same thing . . . right?
23. Unlike fine wine, milk does not get better with age
24. Always remember, um . . . um . . . Darn
25. Train an army of flying monkeys
-. . . This ring a bell to anyone? Flying monkeys? (Then again, I have an Ozian friend . . .)
26. Goldfish don't like milk. Rather, they will die upon contact
27. Do not maim people. If you already have, kill them to avoid lawsuits
28. Find out who invented the word "pianist"
29. People are staring at you
30. So act insane
31. People are weird, but not as weird as me
32. Do not taunt animals at the zoo. They have feelings . . . and teeth—lots of it
33. Little people are aggressive. Stay away from little people
-Side note: That reminded me of something my friend (Elphaba Lynn Daae) told me about Les Mis . . . "There's this kid in Les Mis and he's like, 'LITTLE PEOPLE ARE STRONG!!!' Guess what? Five seconds later into the movie, he dies."
34. Going through other people's stuff is a bonding experience. Do this as much as possible
35. You'll sometimes notice shadows late at night. Don't worry. It's only me . . . bonding
36. Never pet a burning dog
37. Never make eye contact with a naked man. Especially if you are wearing a parka
38. Naked men dig parkas
39. Beware the naked man who offers you his parka
40. You know what would look good on you?
41. Immolated cockroaches
42. Don't worry. It's only a harmless pimento bug
43. The size of Danny DeVito
44. Making an amusing facial expression. Like this
45. Numbers are evil. Count in clovers
46. Stalking is fun. Do it more
47. Make a large sign saying, "Look at me, I'm a gumnut tree!"
48. (Another favorite) No matter what anyone says, there is a way to get to your fantasy world
49. . . . And that way is rum
50. You cannot kill the elements
52. Likewise, you cannot kill the snow
53. But the elements and the snow can both kill you (LOL SNOW)
54. Grass can also kill you
55. The leprechaun on the cereal box said I can't get his lucky charms . . .
56. Catch and castrate leprechaun
57. HE is real. . . . No matter what the men in white coats say
58. Staple paper in the middle of the page
-Side note: That happened in my class once . . .
59. In case of blank looks, laugh maniacally
60. You are not haxxor l337 or an uberhacker or anything like that
61. Pretend to be so around teh n00bs
62. Do not go out with voice #7. He is a sadistic, soul-sucking demon
63. Disregard last note. Go out with demon. Who needs a soul anyway?
64. Ask Senior Diablo for a bigger pitchfork
65. Remember to kill HIM . . .
66. Tell the small children in Toys 'R' Us that the dolls have an insatiable thirst for blood
67. Note reactions. Avoid parents and their lawyers
68. The blood of infants gives unholy superpowers according to Jhonen C. Vasquez. Test theory
69. Scream, and if the doctors don't like it, they'll give you a shot of something nice
70. Hide the bodies, otherwise people ask embarrassing questions
71. Eat all evidence
72. But not if it's broken glass
73. When in the presence of someone much wiser than you, point in a random direction and yell, "Look, a distraction!" Then run
74. Do not tell children that Santa is fat because he eats kids
75. Disregard last note
76. Note reactions and avoid parents
77. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year
78. Stock up on ballpoint pens
79. Learn to fly. Tell no one
80. The secret to flying is throwing yourself at the ground and missing
81. Do not stick fingers into blender
82. Blender . . . Bad . . . Ouch
83. Blood loss is bad
84. Find way to reattach fingers
85. Scream as much as humanly possible at 2 A.M.
86. Answer every question with a question
87. Ask people what gender they are
88. Note reactions
89. Refer to people as "mortals"
90. The Seagull From Hell is out to get me
91. Kill all enemies in most disturbing way possible
92. Start by drowning them in fire ants
93. Find the creators of pop-up messages and annoying ads
94. Kill them
96. Teachers don't like finding notes on world domination
97. Dunk head in boiling water
98. Disregard last note. Was written by Voice #7
99. Gullible IS written on the ceiling!
100. Investigate this whole "critical mass" thing when the klaxon dies down. . . .
-Side note: I don't get number 100 . . .
The Things That Make You Worry About Human Intelligence:
On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down." (Too late!)
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating." (I thought it'd be cold!!)
On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." (But wouldn't this save me more time?)
On Boot's Children Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)
On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (Tell me why I bought the medicine again . . .)
On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only." (So, I cannot use it in outer space nor any extra dimensions? Dang it!)
On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for any other use." (I gotta admit, I'm real curious.)
On Sainsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts." (Talk about a news flash.)
On artificial bacon: "Real artificial bacon bits". (So we don't get fake fake bacon. Oh nooooo we get real fake bacon.)
On a Myer hairdryer: "Do not use while sleeping." (Darn, and that's the only time I have to work on my hair!)
On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts." (For the bubbly idiots!)
On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly". (Awh, that's the whole purpose of buying the costume!)
On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals". (Genitals . . . ? Was this happening somewhere???)
On a package of pasta after the cooking instructions: "Put on fork and eat." (No! Really? We're supposed to eat food?!)
On a bar of Palmolive soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." (And that would be how?)
On some frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." (But, it's just a suggestion . . .)
On a Korean kitchen knife: Warning: keep out of children. (Something must've gotten lost in the translation. Like, big time.)
On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (The shoplifter special!)
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Eevee Power! Help Eevee take over the world by pasting this on your profile. Credit goes to EeveeInHeat! (I also made a few edits of my own. :D)
THINGS I ADAPTED FROM Google Plus POSTS:
THIS IS AMAZING!
COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR PROFILE
within 3 minutes
I TRIED IT TWICE AND IT WORKED BOTH TIMES
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAPPENED!!!!
THIS REALLY WORKS!
PASS THIS ON MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW!!!!!!!
-Note: And that is what I think of things like, "POST THIS AND YOUR WISH WILL COME TRUE!" and whatever. I also highly disapprove of those things like the story of Carmen Winstead (we all know her, don't we?) and other posts where someone dead will supposedly haunt/kill you if you don't repost something. No offense, but that's seriously illogical . . . Plus, I'm alive, aren't I?
Who are we?
What do we want?
TO ASK OUR KIDS TO DO STUFF!
When do want it?
WHEN THEY'RE PLAYING ON THE COMPUTER!!!
-Come on, we all know that's true!
My only concern whenever I go anywhere:
Is there food here?
Best childhood memory:
Your mom's here! Quick, go and hide so you won't have to go home!
Seen on a sign:
This sign has SHARP EDGES
Do not touch the edges of this sign
(In tiny print at the bottom:) Also, the bridge is out ahead
AND THE REST OF THE STUFF!:
Writing is an art, a form of expression, a culture element, a beauty, an emotion, an ever-changing force. Writing is a way of life. If you don't understand, you aren't a true author. Copy & paste this if you're a true author.
If you fix typos in copy and pastes, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you ever wished you could live in a story, copy and paste this to your profile.
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If you would (even though you're not allowed to), live in a bookstore so that you would be the first person to get all the new books, copy and paste this into your profile.
Did you know the average American only reads 3 books a year? If you don't believe that it's even possible to read that little, copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you ever wonder if other websites have these "copy and paste" things, but don't know because you spend about 90% of your time on FanFiction anyway, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you actually take the time to read other peoples' profiles, copy this to yours.
If you are weird, insane, crazy, odd, not-normal, a freak of nature, psychotic, random, or anything similar, copy this into your profile
Nerds are cool. Nerds are smart. Nerds will one day rule the universe. If you're a nerd and proud of it, copy this into your profile.
If you've ever wished you could go into a book and strangle some of the characters for being so incredibly dumb, evil, or just plain old annoying, copy and paste this into your profile.
If FanFiction shut down and you would go insane because of it, copy and paste this onto your profile. (Are you kidding? "Insane" is an understatement!)
If you hear voices of the characters in your head . . . copy and paste this on your profile.
I am a Deltoran. If you are a Deltoran and proud of it, copy and paste this into your profile!
If you ever forgotten what you were talking about in a conversation copy and paste this into your profile.
If you've ever wondered what you are like in another dimension/universe, copy and paste this into your profile. (I always did that after I learned that there's possibly an infinite number of universes (or was it galaxies? Eh, can't remember) out there and that there's most likely copies of you going around doing stuff in those extra universes/galaxies, since it's more than likely that your DNA sequence will reoccur at least once—or some other theory like that. Fascinating, isn't it?)
If you sigh at the fact that because your profile is so long there is little chance someone would actually take the time and read it, copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you're a person who is longing for an adventure like the ones you read in books, copy and paste this to your profile.
If drawing and writing are your passions, copy and paste this into your profile. (They are my passions but not my only ones! HORSES RULE! XD)
If you spend multiple hours each day reading or writing or a combination of both . . . copy and paste this on your profile.
If you have ever wondered why you exist and/or why your name is what it is then copy and paste this to your profile.
Lief: *gasps in shock* "Barda, I think we're in the wrong story!"
If you believe in magic, copy and paste this into your profile
When you ship Rowan/Zeel, and the author throws in a wild-card Shaaran, and you're all like, "STOP BLOWING HOLES IN MY SHIIIIP!!!!!"
If you can say that you have dreamed about your favorite book, copy and paste this into your profile. (Look down, down below at number 25 of 50 random things about me.)
If you're one of those people who get excited when you see just two reviews, paste this into your profile. (LOL, I die of joy when I see one!)
Admitting you are weird means you are normal. Saying that you are normal is odd. If you admit that you are weird and like it, copy this onto your profile.
If you have deja vu a lot, copy this into your profile.
If you think that writing Fanfic stories is fun then copy this onto your profile!
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: the fear of long words. Now who the heck came up with that? If you think that's really funny, but can't pronounce it (at all), copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever read a 250 pg book in less than one day, copy and paste this into your profile
TSUCGTGWWKTSPTWSTTOCWE (The Super Ultra Cool Group of Teen Girls Who Want to Kidnap Twilight Stars and Poke Them With Sporks and Torture Them in Other Creative Ways for Eternity) Join Us! Our acronym makes no sense . . .
If you're against animal cruelty (horse slaughter, bear baiting, dolphin hunting, chimp slavery, etc.) then copy this into your profile! (I saw "horse slaughter" and died. Also, if you're somehow not against any of those, watch this one documentary called "Dolphin Cove." It will definitely change your mind.)
IF YOU WANT A WARRIORS MOVIE, COPY AND PASTE THIS TO YOUR PROFILE AND ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST AND BOLD THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW, HAVE SEEN ON FFNET, OR HEARD OF: Squirrelflightlover, Dreamnorn.uplate, Nianque, AuthorAnomalous, Mosstail21, Brightsun, Avatar-state craziness, Fluttersong, Kawakage,Echosky Of ForestClan, Rory's Greatest Fan, Redwolfvirus, Otterhope, Skystar5, Mysticsparkle, Lilystar and AWESOME KITTEH, Quintian, Crystal Silvera
If you have ever been so obsessed with something that now everyone is scared of you because of its effects, copy and paste this into your profile. (My friend says I have DQS—Deltora Quest Syndrome. TOO TRUE!)
If you think being popular sucks, copy and paste this on your profile.
If you've been on the computer for hours on end, reading/writing numerous fanfictions, copy this onto your profile, and add your name to this list: danyan, zElDaPhAnToM-bLiNdBaNdIt-RaVeN, Firehawk, Rainfire, Snowfur, Firestar's Gal, Amberstar-Leader of SkyClan, Guard of the twilight, 1238904756, Crystal Silvera
If you love FANFICTION.NET, add your name and copy and paste this into your profile. Rainstorm007, mysterys, Adderstar, Glissoning Raven, EspeonSilverfire2, owlreader, Stealthclaw, Celeste Night, Dappleflower, anipwrites, TinaFrostDahMuffinburger,SwiftStar1, Crystal Silvera
If you have ever laughed so hard you either choked, hyperventilated, had your sides cramp, or all of the above copy and paste this on your profile. It has been scientifically proven that every time you get a good laugh you gain at least 1 more second of precious life! So heck, laugh!
If you've ever wished you could go into a book and join the fun in the adventure copy and paste this into your profile.
Some people say they are big readers. That they're so into books it's not funny. However the only way to tell is if they 1.) Suddenly gasp when something exciting happens in the book; 2.) Start talking to the book because that's not how they want the book to go; and 3.) Hurl the book across the room when one of their favorite characters dies. Copy and paste this if you are one of these people.
If you've ever read past two in the morning, copy and paste this to your profile.
You call me crazy like it's the ultimate insult but I just stare at you blankly and say "So?"
If your profile is way too long, copy and paste this into it to make it even longer!
There are tons of people that are extremely concerned about couples/ships/pairings/slashes in fanfiction. If you like or dislike certain couples/ships/pairings/slashes, but still have nothing against those with different views, copy and paste this into your profile!
When the love of Hermione's life left her, she continued to search for the keys to destroying the world's most powerful dark wizard. When Annabeth knew that she could be losing Percy to Rachel, she still fought alongside him in an effort to save Olympus . . . and maybe even save the boy she called her brother—even though he had gone to the enemy. When Katniss's love was taken from her she still led the rebellion against the Capitol as the Mockingjay. When the love of Bella's life left her, she curled up in the fetal position, went numb for months then jumped off a cliff. . . .
If you have ever cried when a character in a movie, T.V. show, or book died, copy and paste this into your profile
If you love writing, copy and paste this into your profile!
If people tend to misunderstand you copy this to your profile.
Copy and paste this on your profile if you ever felt bad for someone in a book even knowing they are a fictional character.
If you think makeup isn't that far from war paint, copy and paste this to your profile. ("Isn't that far from"?! It is war paint! XD)
If you’ve used bold, italics, and underline all at once just to see what it looked like, copy this and paste it in your profile.
If you were simply dying to know what happened with Allun and Marlie's baby, copy and paste this onto your profile. (Yeah, it's like she totally forgot to write about what happened . . .)
If you have an obsession, post this on your profile to tell all those who think that you aren't normal to get stuffed, because obsession RULES! (Once again: DELTORA QUEST!!!)
If you still wonder sometimes why Emily Rodda never wrote that sixth Rowan of Rin book that is CLEARLY missing, copy and paste this onto your profile. (No offense, but that was a total cliffie!! D8 Like, what happened when they got back "home"? Most importantly, what happened to my ship and did Shaaran die?!)
Most people would be offended if someone asked them what was wrong with their mind. Copy this if you would be one of the few people that would answer, "Where to begin?"
If you wish that a fictional character was real, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you believe in your right to like/dislike what you like/dislike without the express approval of society or your local fangirls, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you can raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Can you raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed erveylteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Cpoy and ptsae tihs itno yuor pfrolie if you can raed tihs!
If you have ever yelled at the book you were reading because the characters did something stupid post this on your profile.
If you think being called weird is a compliment, post this on your profile. (And I'm not weird. To be exact, I'm an ODDITY.)
If you're against any type of cruelty that exists in this world, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you ever wished you could talk to animals or be an animal (or both), copy and paste this into your profile
Paste this in your profile if you're a procrastination addict. (Or do it later.)
If you respect and honor the dragons, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you think that being unique is better than being cool then put this in your profile.
If you obsess over correct grammar/spelling when you're writing, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you read your own stories or profile just for the heck of it, copy and paste this to your profile.
If you've ever felt like something was watching you and then turned around to find nothing, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever been on one train of thought but got distracted for a few seconds and forgot what it was, copy and . . . what was I doing again?
If you've read people's profiles looking for things to copy and paste into your profile, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you hate when people don't continue their stories (unless it's a one-shot), copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever seen a movie or show or read a book so many times that you can quote it word for word, and you do at random moments; copy and paste this in your profile.
If you think that animal abusers are jerks, copy this onto your profile!
If you have ever gotten temporary memory loss and then suddenly remember at a total random moment, copy this into your profile.
If you think most flamers are dirt bags who spend their day thinking of ways to insult people, copy and paste this on your profile.
If you are wondering what it would be like to have wings, copy and paste this into your profile!
If you have ever gotten so completely sidetracked in a conversation that you don't remember why you were talking in the first place, copy this into your profile.
If you have a book you intend to publish, copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you think that horror films are just sick and wrong, copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you absolutely KILLED yourself laughing when Gazzy said, "I vill now destroy de Snickurs bahrs!" then copy this to your profile!
If you are aware that so many people nowadays pretend to be someone they're not, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you like animals, give one a home if you can. If you already have or can't but want to spread the word, copy this into your profile.
If you think that school budget cuts are evil and must be stopped right NOW, copy and paste this into your profile!
If Fanfiction is your way of escaping reality and the rest of the boring people in the world and truly "unleashing your imagination" then paste this in your profile and add your name: Emerald Princess 14, StardustFromThePlanetGallifr ey, NarnianLady, KingdomHeartsNerd, Lady Alice101, TheOnlyMarauderette, GodofAWSOMEstuff, Katerina Riley, Aguilita Cruz, TailsDoll13, Crystal Silvera
If you have your own little world, copy and paste this into your profile.
If when life gives you lemons you make grape juice then sit back and let the world wonder how you did it, copy this into your profile.
If you want to learn Japanese, copy/paste this into your profile. (Well, I'm already fluent in Chinese, but Japanese would be plain EPIC! Then I wouldn't need dubs/subs for watching DQ anymore! Oh, and it is true that the Japanese voice actors are WAY better than the American ones!)
Copy and paste this if you're still waiting for your Hogwarts letter to arrive. After all, the owl just just got lost . . .
Mental anxiety, mental breakdown, menstrual cramps, menopause, did you realize how all our problems begin with MEN?
If you've ever threatened your computer, copy and paste this into your profile. (Sadly, so many times.)
If you loved DH, HBP, OotP, GoF, PoA, CoS, and SS/PS, and know what all those initials stand for, copy and paste this on your account.
If you think it's stupid that girls are automatically labeled with the color pink, copy and paste this into your profile. (Because, about some hundreds of years ago, it was the other way around! Girls were blue and guys were pink. Don't believe me? Well. Consult Google. Or one of those Little House series's books . . .)
If you are obsessed with something considered childish for someone your age, copy this into your profile. (Which are—Deltora Quest and fiction/fantasy books. My parents and (some of) my teachers are all like, "Read more nonfiction!!" HONESTLY WHAT'S WRONG WITH FICTION?! -.- And besides, that's pretty much all they got in my school library. So it can't be that "childish."—Oh yeah, I'm also obsessed with Deltora Quest, often labeled as "second grade reading level books." DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER NOR ITS READING LEVEL!!!)
If you think Ferncloud has had too many kits to remember, copy and paste this into your profile. (If she died, the entire ThunderClan population would go extinct!)
If you have ever wondered what the afterlife is like, copy this into your profile (Or, if it exists at all . . . I have this brain-numbing theory about the whole thing. T.T)
If you think High School Musical is evil and brainwashes little kids, copy and paste this in your profile.
Pluto was declared no longer a planet on August 27, 2006, because it was "too small" and "off its orbit" for some scientists' likings. If you think Pluto should still be a planet, copy and paste this to your profile. LONG LIVE PLUTO!
If you've ever asked a really stupid, obvious question, copy and paste this one your profile.
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If sometimes your fanfics seem to write themselves, copy this into your profile. (Lots of my stories seem to . . .)
If you write your own copy & paste things, copy and paste this into your profile. (Who doesn't?)
To my friends who suffer thanks to others, and to the world:
Spread the word and stop depression
If you stare at those people who wear nothing but black, who spend their lives in silence, separated from others, or who always cry when they think you aren't looking at them . . . If you make fun of them, what kind of person are you, bullying and hurting simply so you can feel better, while these people who can barely feel any worse have much of their remaining hope destroyed. Depression is the worst thing the world has. It eats away at one's life until there seems to be no happiness left. Depression can be caused by hundreds of things. But what escalates them most is society. Bullying kills. Literally. But beyond the people suffering directly from those idiots are those who are afraid, unable to tell anyone how they feel. Those who hide their sadness, lock it away, transform their hearts into chests for tears. Until those chests sink, and try to burst open. That's when most people would cry. But when even your family teases you, when you have grown up with so much bullying that it seems everyone is judging you and no one cares, you cannot. You turn your sadness into something only actions can remove; anger. Anger at those who bully you, anger at those who are supposed to care.
And then it comes back to the bullying. One cannot destroy some random thing without stares, without silent laughter. One cannot harm another without deep trouble. And then you hurt yourself. You start off with something small. Scratching your arms; biting your finger. Throwing all your sadness and anger at the one thing you have: yourself. For some that is enough. People around you find out, and you see they DO care.
Some are alone. Some are better at keeping secrets. But even scratching cannot stop the anger and the sadness, or the cutting, or the burning, or whatever else you do. After time it becomes too much to bear. Nothing matters, not that your best friend is crying before you, not that you have decades ahead of you. At that stage, if you are brave. If you are given a time of such depression nothing matters but that it stops . . .
Please. Stop bullying. Go to that lonely girl in the corner. Soothe the guy crying as he walks past you. If you see someone alone, someone sad. Remember that the greatest gift one can give is proof that you care, and that all one needs is someone to care for them.
If you feel such a message is true, please, PLEASE spread it any way you can. If you want recognition for this, to show people who read this how many people DO care (I recommend you do this) please put your name beneath the list, or tell me, so I can hear.
1. Real name: Guess! I dare you! ;D
2. Your nobody name (take all the letters of your first name, mix them around and put an"x" where you think it should go): Andilelex. . . . First reaction: Ha. Second reaction: WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE "Aurilelde" to me?! O.O (And kudos to those (EXTREMELY few) of you who read AWoM and know who Aurilelde even is, which just might explain why I'm slightly freaked out . . . Heh. Understatement!)
3. Your gangsta name (the first three letters of your name plus "izzle"): Danizzle (I just died)
4. Your detective name (fav. color and fav. animal): Red Unipega (long story . . . although I'd be glad to PM it!)
5. Your soap opra name (your middle name and the street you currently live on): See, THIS is what happens when you don't have a middle name. But I'll use my pen name middle name then—Veritas Seahorse! ("Pen name middle name." Wow. Is there any way to reword that though?)
6. Your Star Wars name (first three letters of your last name, first two letters of your first): . . . Can't really do that, my last name's two letters. And I am definitely not giving away my last name!
7. Your superhero name (2nd fav color, fav drink): Silver Sierra Mist (. . . Wooooow)
8. Your witness Protection name (middle names of your parents): Urk. This stinks. My parents don't have middle names either . . .
9. Your Arab name (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your mom's maiden name, 3rd letter of your dad's middle name, 1st letter of your sibling's/siblings' first name(s), last letter of your mom's middle name): Alvums . . . wow. By the way, I skipped a lot of stuff, or substituted my pen name. (So no stalkers can find me! Nah, mainly the whole middle name business killed me)
10. Your goth name (Black plus the name of one of your pets): Black Garnet (Garnet was my beta fish. . . .)
To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity:
1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.
3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
4. When caught sleeping at school/work/wherever you are not supposed to be sleeping, and you are woken up, shout, "AMEN!"
5. Put decaf in the coffeemaker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
6. When you drop a pen, don't pick it up. When someone reaches to pick it up for you, scream, "YOU THIEF, THAT'S MINE!!!"
7. (My favorite) Finish all your sentences with "In accordance with the prophecy."
(Haha sounds like something from the Underland Chronicles! Or, now that I really think about it, YW, Wings of Fire, or even Warriors . . .)
8. Skip down the hall rather than walk and see how many looks you get.
9. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
10. Specify that your drive-through order is "To go."
11. Sing along at the opera.
12. Put mosquito netting around your work area and play tropical sounds all day.
13. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party because you have a headache.
14. When the money comes out the ATM, scream, "I won!! I won!!!"
15. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling "Run for your lives! They're loose!!"
16. (Another favorite, as it sounds like something that could totally happen to me) Tell your children over dinner, "Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go."
17. And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity . . .
Copy and paste this to make people who read bios smile.
Add this to you profile if you think it's funny (and pretty darn realistic):
Father: "You’re in big trouble Miss!"
Child: "I didn’t do anything!"
Father: "YOU KICKED HIM!!"
Child: "It was an accident!"
Father: "In the face . . . ?"
Child: "My foot slipped!"
Father: "Five times?!"
Child: ". . ."
See that boy doing his homework in homeroom? Last night he talked his friend out of suicide. See that girl you just called fat? She is starving herself. See that old man you made fun of because of the ugly scars? He fought for our country. See that young boy you must made fun of for always being sick? He has to walk home in the snow because his family is too poor. See that girl you made fun of for wearing lots of makeup? You bullied her for being ugly without it too.
Repost this if you are against bullying.
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. Quote it. Now! "You must accept once and for all you cannot see Sharn."—The Sister of the South (from Dragons of Deltora! And as for you, Doom, if you did let Josef see Sharn we might've saved ourselves the whole Hira scenario! . . . Oh well, I guess everything did turn out for the best . . .)
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What's there? Blinds on a window. Plus the glass of the window.
3. What is the last thing you watched on T.V? Uh . . . something on Animal Planet, maybe? (I don't have proper cable anymore, as you can tell.)
4. Without looking, guess what time it is! 4:00?
5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? 4:05, yay . . .
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? My sister typing noisily upstairs due to the odd keyboard.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing? Uh, like, six hours ago. And I was tagging along with my mom and my sister to register my sis for school. :3
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at? Some boring old math practice pages my mom's making me do. Ugh—80 to 100 problems per page and NO room to show my cramped work in. . . .
Hilarious and amazingly epic stuff from Reader's Digest (yes, I read it . . . in the past tense. Our subscription—well, my dad got rid of it. D8 Ooh and: major disclaimer. In no way do I own these!)
From Laughter, the Best Medicine page 15 of RD July/August 2012
My girlfriend is a vegetarian. She said that I'm not a real animal lover, because I eat meat, and that if I really loved animals, I would only eat lettuce, vegetables, and grains. I said, "If you really loved animals, you'd stop eating all their food."
(That is actually one of my favorite quotes from RD . . . Defines my life right there. I can't live without meat. . . .)
From the previous page:
Researchers have developed a "red wine pill" that gives all the benefits of red wine without the alcohol. It's called a grape.
From Humor: Life in These United States page 16 of RD July/August 2012
Believe it or not, I just received a check from Medicare for all of one cent. Why, I don't know, but concerned that some arcane regulation—complete with penalty—would apply for not cashing in a government check, I took it to the bank. The teller looked at the amount, checked the endorsement, and the asked, "How would you like this, heads or tails?"
From Laugh! :) page 184 of RD March 2011
If you are always straightening things, you have OCD. If you are always eating things, you have OBCD.
Huh?? Dumb Book Titles from page 124 of RD June/July 2011
The 411 on 911 from page 82 of RD October 2011
Dispatcher: Nine one one. What is your emergency?
Dispatcher: Nine one one.
Oh, Sweet Justice!: A Facebook mom teachers her son a valuable lesson from page 98 (Life's Funny That Way) of RD October 2011
Hi, this is XXXXX's mom. I wanted to let all of you know that he is no longer allowed on Facebook because of choices he made today. He posted on Facebook personal information about someone that, regardless if it was true or not, was rude. Because he chose to try and make her mad by spreading personal information, I thought he should know how it feels when the tables are turned. He wet the bed until he was eight.
From At Ease!: The RD/Stars & Stripes contest for the funniest military story on page 138 of RD October 2011
It was Easter Sunday at our military chapel. The pastor called the children to the front and told them the story of how Jesus was crucified by the Romans, his body placed in a tomb, and the front covered by stone. "But on the third day," he said, "the stone was rolled away, and Jesus was not there. Do you know what happens next?"
(I'm not religious so I found this particularly hilarious! HA, the Romans!)
My favorite Bella Sara quotes (I DO NOT OWN BELLA SARA OR ANY OF THEIR HORSES AND CARDS!):
(Lol, yes. I like Bella Sara . . . So what . . . 'Cept some of the new things they added are weird/confusing. Like the herds. Moonfairy Herd? . . . Seriously? I get that BS is like a little-girls-obsessed-with-horses game, but honestly. . . . Just, no. And I only like them because their illustrators/illustrations are amazing!!)
"Let your ideas flow. They are meant to be used." —Clio
"You are perfect just as you are!" —Hecate's card (HECATE!!! 8DD)
"Believe in your worth. You are valuable." —Skipper
"Follow your dreams. Feel the happiness it brings." —Blackie
"Life is not about anger. It is about peace." —Bukefalos
"Enjoy what you have got. You don't need what you have not." —Filippa
"If you really want it, it will come to you." —Grey
"Believe in the goodness of life." —Kelpie-Pooka (yeah yeah yeah, weird name . . . but don't judge!)
"Understand the past. Hold on to the great things and move forward alone." —Sheng
"Don't be afraid. Show who you are." —Yung
"Be yourself, be free, and allow others the same freedom." —Athena (honestly, lots of the Bella Sara horses are named after Greek/Roman . . . individuals, shall we say)
"Life is a gift. Receive it and love it." —Bello
"Look for the peace behind power and energy." —Dino
"Be the hero in your own story." —Fiona
"Life is magical. Embrace it." —Froya
"Be yourself . . ." —Melusine
"Take what is good from the past and wrap it in the future." —Neptune (heck yeah, Neptune! He's a water horse on the card too!)
OKAY THIS IS A SPECIAL LITTLE THING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL READING! 50 random facts about me, yay! And I highly doubt ANYONE is reading this . . .
1. I just turned thirteen! Hah, I'm a teenager now . . .
2. If you haven't guessed already, I am Chinese. Lol. Did any of you guys out there guess?
-To those of you who think us Asian people are lucky for brains or whatever— Here's a little insight on our lives: go on YouTube and watch "What Asian Parents Do" by the Fung Brothers . . . a ton of it is so true!
3. I live near some mountains and I attend the best school in the area, DCIS, which I think is an AMAZING place and the best school ever!! So yeah, I like going to school. Plus the librarians know me really well, so it's always interesting to talk to them about books . . .
4. I tend to repeat stuff I've already said . . . have you noticed?
5. I like mind games and riddles—as long as they're not too hard. And I can solve them. Unless they're really well-written and when you tell me the answer I'm like, "OOOOHHH . . . duuuh!"
6. Is anyone else here in the Battle of the Books? Just curious, because I am . . . not sure if it's an international thing though, but I've heard some accounts of it. (Note: My Battle is a school district-wide one, not like national or anything. Although that would be so fun!)
7. If anyone lives in Australia, you have no idea how jealous I am of you! Seriously, so many of the authors I really like live there! (Okay fine, three. But still!)
8. I think all the archives on here deserve more humor/parody fics! And some more well-thought-out one-shots would be nice, too . . .
9. I repeat: I HAVE DQS! Oh, that wasn't necessary? Well, I'm sorry . . . I just wanted to warn you!
10. I love horses, unipegi (unicorn mixed with pegasus), unicorns, pegasi, water horses/hippocampi, dragons, birds (specifically cardinals, peacocks, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks, swallows, swans, Ashton waterfowl, hummingbirds, all kinds of birds-of-paradise, cock-of-the-rocks, and a lot more), wolves, dolphins, snakes/[sea] serpents, grasshopper mice (explained later in number thirty-five), many mythical creatures, etc! :D And a newer edition: chimeras! (See number 15 for explanation!)
-Dragonslayer people better not talk to me . . . dragons are a symbol of good fortune to Chinese, and ESPECIALLY for me since I'm a dragon according to the Chinese zodiac! So technically, I'm a dragon, AND YA DON'T MESS WITH DRAGONS!! Rawr. . . .
11. I don't listen to the radio so I don't know anything about the more "modern"/"popular" songs, except the popular ones and a few oddities. But I do love instrumental music, especially when I drive my friends nuts by humming band songs. XD (Currently obsessed with "Into the Storm" . . . it's a must-hear!)
12. I can play four different instruments, if you count the recorder, although I'm not sure how those skills will help me much except my years in piano. . . . (Darn it!)
13. I am a HUGE font nut. I know that certain series have same fonts, what series/book is written in what font, etc. Example? FanFiction.net uses Verdana in an edited form for the quotation marks and apostrophes, unless you use a newer computer in which they changed the font format completely. Plus, DQ and The Three Doors Trilogy are both written in Palatino (Linotype) (as well as some versions of Redwall books, The Blue Roan Child, and Tangerine). Oh, and a note: I am dead tired of the Goudy (Oldstyle) font. I had to read about three or four thick books in a row with that same font and my eyes died. (I think they were Rise of the Evening Star, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, and The Red Pyramid. . . . Yeah. All big giant within-the-two-hundred-to-four-hundred page range and all printed in about, oh, six size font. . . . Nah, just stressing. Maybe ten. Hm.)
14. I tend to easily cry when someone dies in books/movies. Doesn't everyone?
15. I once took a test (on HelloQuizzy) to see which mythological animal I'd be and at the same time it also found out which two elements dominated my personality. I got . . . wait for it . . . chimera. (Ha, I didn't see that coming!) And for the elements, water and fire, more water than fire (67% water, 22% fire, 11% air, and 0% earth). I ish a chiiiiiimmeeeerrraaaa— Wait, what's up with the zero percent earth?!
-To take this test, clickor go to helloquizzy(dot)com/tests/take?testid=16496001559243728725 if that doesn't work. (Just replace "(dot)" with, you know, an actual period.)
16. I've been writing since . . . Eh, I don't even know how long ago I started. I have vague memories of writing about a family of orcas (AKA killer whales. How pleasant) and, as my sister tells me, some princesses. (I know. Mind-blowing.) But the first story I consciously tried to write was about a unipega named Chrystla. ("Unipega" is not a typo—simply a "creative name"-sort product of my eight-year-old mind, my version of the word "alicorn"—which is one word I hate, might I add.) The first version of it I wrote was such an epic fail, I've rewritten it countless times. And I still haven't finished my, oh, fifth or sixth rewrite. 'Course, I finally got some sense into my head and discontinued it after that . . . Yeah. It took about four years for that sense to get knocked in there . . .
17. I have nothing against slashes and lemons but I will most likely never, ever read them. . . . Can you blame me? I saw a PJO lemon's summary once and was scarred forever. Didn't the rules say the summary and title have to be K or K plus?! What I read definitely landed both in the M category, no question!
18. I think I'm pretty skilled at a lot of things (but true master at none), but maybe writing is one of the abilities I've sharpened best.
19. There is a nature preserve literally right behind my backyard. And not long ago a hiker got lost in a canyon there. X3 Dunno how that's possible, seeing as the trails are all connected to each other, but eh.
20. I'm in Southern California! :D And we do get quite a few earthquakes, yes, but it's your bad luck if you get stuck in a big one. So far I've only experienced small ones that lasted less than a few seconds. :I Nothing that knocked stuff around, really. (Also, I don't know any movie stars or whatever. They're all in Hollywood and don't really talk with us lowly ordinary citizens of CA or anything.)
21. The words my friends would use to describe me: Deltora Quest, Michigan, Nebraska, Florida, [overuser of the word] epic, and a big reader. There's a long story behind the state names and you don't want to know—especially since my friends even get tired of hearing it. Friends have also called me a (partial) perfectionist, which is very true! ;D
22. Sometimes I wonder if I could make my library books overdue just so I could give them some money to support the library . . . XD and I often get lots of overdues. (Combination of forgetfulness, procrastination, stupidity, and want-to-reread-that-book-again-and-again urge.)
23. I tend to forget things, then remember them at a totally random time. And deja vu doesn't help that, I've got some things so mixed up!
24. A lot of times people think I'm half Chinese and half American because I don't have the classic tiny Asian eyes—they're quite large, but they're still brown. Plus, I have bronze-black hair. That throws them off too. I find it highly amusing. XD (My friend's relatives, who also happened to be Chinese, thought I was Japanese. I was like, Really?!)
25. The way I know I'm obsessed with something: I dream about it. (Yep you heard that right!) And I rank my obsessions by how often I dream about them, too. Which isn't the usual method of choosing what's in first, second, third, et cetera places, but dreaming will be my way!
26. Out of all the books I've ever read, my favorite character is Jasmine (from DQ). She's everything I want to be, and I really mean that! 8DDD
27. I don't understand the thing about blondes being stupid . . . I really don't. I had/have blonde friends, and none of them were stupid. Well, basically, I can't understand most stereotypes. (Plus: Just look at Hermione and Annabeth! Or watch Legally Blonde! Heheh . . .)
28. People tell me I have a good voice when singing, but I say I only do well when I'm accompanying myself on piano.
29. I daydream. A lot. What, is that a problem? I'm pretty sure that's where I get majority of my story ideas, anyway.
30. I'm one of those people others call deep thinkers . . . I guess I'm a sort of philosopher, but I won't share any of my deep thoughts with the world. . . . Yet.
31. I think I am horrible at taking notes, which is why I tend not to for writing/reading. Now I've started to, though, because I simply can't remember everything.
32. I'm not sure, but I think libraries have the strangest ways of choosing which books to purchase.
-I mean, they have Island of Shadows but not Fire In the Sky (Seekers by Erin Hunter) . . . they have all the Seventh Tower books except Castle, book 2 . . . they have Key to Rondo, The Wizard of Rondo but not The Battle for Rondo (okay well I kinda get that, they're just slow—but they already have The Golden Door! Like, WHAT?!).
33. Epic, epic, epic, epic, epic, epic, epic . . . I love the word epic. It's epic! (Have you noticed? :D)
34. I believe that everything has a beginning and an end except five things: space, time, numbers, circles and knowledge. . . . Oh wait, I forgot [human] stupidity. So six things. (As YW wisely says: Entropy's running and nothing is forever . . . !)
35. I love watching documentaries on nature and arts! They're just . . . awesome! 8D There was this one documentary about desert animals and they talked about a grasshopper mouse, which can actually howl (I'm not kidding) like a wolf in a squeakier tone! 8D It was so cool! Go grasshopper mice!!
-Oh, documentaries I recommend: "Home," anything about the thirteen crystal skulls, "Africa: Eye to Eye" (it's very pretty), and "Dolphin Cove" (although that one's really sad). I dunno if you can find those online . . .
36. There's a theory that people evolved from first fish, then lizards, and then monkeys. I completely agree with it. After all, it's an excellent explanation for our behavior. (Fish: Why some people prefer water to land. Lizards: Why some people are really quick on land. Monkeys: Why some people like fruit, climbing trees, and scratching their heads. And acting rather eccentrically in general, and an addiction to bananas. :P)
37. I love stones, glass, beads, feathers, dreamcatchers, and shells. Is this typical behavior . . . ?
38. My worst fear? Not knowing, simply put. I fear not knowing—it explains my fear of the dark and basically everything else that I'm scared to death of.
39. I believe that seven is indeed the lucky number, despite the Chinese belief that eight is the lucky number and seven is the "ghost number" (eheheheheh . . . yeah don't ask, I honestly have no idea either).
40. People often think I like pink . . . it's RED. RED!!!! D8
41. I love Ramen/instant noodles, most any kind. And I know I'm not alone! (SplashKittyArtist on YouTube is with me! XD)
42. I'm the oldest child in my family, and I swear my sister is a copycat of everything I do and likes anything I like. Weird, but oh well. As long as she also likes Deltora Quest, I'm happy. XD But she is currently obsessed with PJO/HoO . . . Just great. -.-'
43. I talk a lot, and heck, I love to talk about my obsessions! Have you noticed? :D (Believe me, I know how to ramble!)
44. I am one of those people who love to type nearly anything, and can type pretty fast. I can also type without looking, which makes everyone stare . . . (Fun! Not.)
45. I spend a lot of time imagining what it would be like to become a famous author. . . . Yeah, I know. Daydreamer, but once it becomes reality I'll be the one laughing.
46. I'd love to be an animal whisperer or anything alike. In fact, I wouldn't mind it at all if I ended up being a vet.
47. People at my school are always asking for me to draw stuff for them. Even some teachers did, to my surprise. And the funny thing is that I can only draw horses, unicorns, pegusi, water horses, dragons, (sea) serpents/snakes, wolves/coyotes, and any mixes of those. Yes, I can draw people, but they're (inside joke) god awful! D8
48. I wear contacts and occasionally glasses too. It's a really long story.
49. This is my favorite number! And not long ago, I realized that 49 is also the square of 7, the lucky number! 8D
50. I want to learn how to oil paint (and also get proper drawing lessons since I'm self-taught) so badly, but I never got the chance.
Actual court dialogue (this is hilarious!) that proves human stupidity:
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of impact?
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old one, how old is he?
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
Something I have to say to those non-book-reading-and-insulting-readers people:
I am a book freak, yes.
While I hole myself up in a good story,
you're off reading things from Facebook.
While I lose myself in unknown worlds,
you're off playing Minecraft or World of Warcraft.
While I learn things you cannot imagine,
you're off failing school and your teachers and family.
I know more about some characters than I do myself—
characters you will never know.
I can survive my whole life in a world—
a world you will never see.
I know the secrets of people, places, and creatures—
all of which you will never meet.
I could ruin your life, if I had the heart to and if you and I were in one of the worlds I know—
and you would never stand a chance.
I create worlds, people, creatures, but most of all lives with my words that you call another boring subject—
something you will never experience the joy and pride of.
I have ridden on dragons, outwitted darkness, eluded Death a thousand times . . .
I have saved lives, used magic, unraveled hidden secrets that could start wars . . .
I have swum with the serpents, flown with the pegasi, howled with the wolves . . .
I have stood upon the moon, fought in great battles, discovered new universes . . .
I have relived long-gone lives, shaped new destinies, guided the paths of others . . .
I have stepped into other worlds, become other creatures, experienced unimaginable things . . .
I have lived through wars, living nightmares, the worst of tragedies . . .
I have felt the joy, pride, and elation of just—knowing.
Knowing the fact that you would never learn what I have.
And never have I moved a single inch, as long as I read.
Yet you claim that all of this is boring—
Boring, stupid, sad, uncool, dumb, even embarrassing.
You say that this is something no one can like.
And yet, here I stand, holding a book.
If you agree with what I have written, copy and paste this into your profile and add your name to make our voices heard: Crystal Silvera
Umm . . . I guess I was in a good mood for writing retorts to all those people who've called reading some bad things? :P Well anyway, most of you amazing FFnet users should agree with me!
But it expresses my concerns for those who've shunned reading as something alienate. Someone show them this site, please, just so I can see the looks on their faces (like, Oh, so people do read . . .)!! Honestly, someone start a book club at my school already >:I WE NEED BOOK ORDERS TO COME BACK TO MY SCHOOL, I SWEAR!!!!! And they are trying, except (apparently) they're super expensive . . .
Anyhow, books are pretty much my life. One of the main reasons I look forward to summer and other such breaks: SO MUCH TIME TO READ AND GO TO THE LIBRARY!!!!
Oh, something I discovered for DQ fans:
For all those Deltorans wondering what the heck Filli is: Take out Secrets of Deltora, turn to page forty-six, and read. Maybe you'll catch the hint, maybe not, but Veneesla (hai! *Waves*) told me that other fans on other sites also confirmed it. I feel like such a genius! (Heh . . . No.)
My (more positive) opinion on the anime: Meh. It's good by anime standards, but by DQ books' standards . . . they could've done a better job. Plus, they didn't kill Neridah. That CANNOT be forgiven!! Are there any DQ fans out there that even like Neridah anyway?! Although in the anime they did do certain things that I liked (e.g. the gross way Dain died), so I guess that sort of makes up for it! (And Dain himself. Ahh, that one comment on YouTube comparing him to Voldemort absolutely made my day!)
Plus, I WANT TO READ THE MANGA. But I can't find it. *Glares at library and nearby bookstores* Well, I saw it on Amazon and I was like, "I WANT IT!!! Wait . . . WTF WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?!?!" And then I saw: Imported from Australia. -_- As for the stand-alone books, I own a copy of Secrets of Deltora and I've read Tales of Deltora and The Deltora Book of Monsters, but that's it. I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REEEEAALLY WANT TO READ The Ultimate Deltora Quiz Book, just to see my results. Once again, a lot of impatience and annoyance directed to the publishers and whatnot who (probably) won't ever release it to the USA. Why you all torture me . . . ?!
Oh yeah, something I noticed about the fanfiction archive for Deltora Quest: It seems to have fallen prey to stories that just have Lief and Jasmine go off on some adventure with a ton of fluff mixed in. As to that . . . I believe that if you're going to write fluff, could you just please develop a good explanation for why they're going off on the adventure or whatever? :I Well, this actually occurs a lot to certain fandoms . . . And a bunch of those stories don't even have good summaries! Grammar and capitalization, people! And putting "Sorry I suck at summaries" is not an excuse!
And that ends my little DQ ramble—I really needed to get it out of my system.
Oh, and something else a few other writers have asked me: Do I have an original story? YES, YES I DO! (And so far, the drafts are absolutely KILLING me. I feel like I'm trying to draw water from a dry well, as the expression goes . . . and I really am starting to doubt the potentiality of the idea(s). Yerp, I really should've blocked out the plot first . . . *Facepalm*)
It's just that I haven't let anyone except certain people read it. But it revolves around a prophecy (of sorts), and so . . . here's the prophecy (tell me what you think (via PM or maybe even review))!!:
Take the Art of two Legends and create
Darkness rising, Darkness rising—
Bring back the Spirit gone away
Darkness rising, Darkness rising—
Darkness has one fear and one fear only:
Darkness rising, Darkness rising—
Nothing now is what it seems;
Dun dun duuuunnnn!
Well that sort of sums up my little original piece (called Sidewinder, unless I change my mind for the umpteenth time)—which I'm still working on. If the prophecy is confusing, well, it's meant to be! ;D If this thing ever gets published, well . . . I plan on having a part in the "acknowledgments" section (wherever, whenever, and whatever that may specifically be) dedicated to thanking FF and the amazing people here. (Yeah, I plan ahead . . . And I like to daydream!)
As for the current status on this story, though, I am doing what I call "writing blindly." I.e. I have no solid plot as of yet, lots of very cool but all-over-the-place ideas, and am simply writing what I feel is right. I'm somewhere in the rising action, though, and I know what my main and minor conflicts, theme(s), main idea, moods, and tones are going to be, so that's done.
But the plotline . . . Majorly underdeveloped. I have no idea what's going to happen to my main protagonists (although I do have plans for my antagonists—isn't that just sad?) and I'm just making it up as I go along. (Yeah, 'cos that's worked well before.) I can say, however, that this story will deal with the human Spirit and the brightness and darkness of it, identity, belonging, reality vs. fiction/dreams, and belief/faith. It will also deal with time (using what I call the chicken-and-egg problem/theory as a metaphor of sorts), memories, the universe in general (yay, more complexity . . .), and so on. . . . Now is it understandable that I'm writing blindly? The whole time I let this story sit, brewing more and more ideas, I was thinking, I'm only thirteen! WHY AM I GETTING SUCH BRAIN-NUMBING IDEAS?!
Might have to do with my philosophical attitude when it comes to writing, though. (Mew.)
Oh, and these are my messages to people who might be reading this:
Annie and R: HAI! Why're you guys on my profile . . . ? Anyway, R make an account! It'll be fun! Although I dunno what you'd write.
The Sea of Emerald: Same as always: Meh.
Rhea/D1RECTIONER: O.o I'm so sorry, I can't remember how to spell your name! Did you change your pen name? I can't find you! And PM me soon! Please!
Any of my friends from school who (whom?) I told to go on here: Haaaaiii . . . I'm surprised you survived all that!
Aaaand you've reached the end of my profile, either through 1) scrolling down just to see my stories; 2) scrolling down while reading everything/most of/part of/some of what I've written in my bio, or; 3) . . . you just scrolled down, enough said. One, okay . . . Two, great! 8D Three: . . . Mrow. No comment available.
Well, whatever way you used, congratulations for reaching the end and I will see you again! Hopefully!
Dai stiho/Hunt's luck/baaaiiii/etc., etc.,
—Crystal (Veritas) Silvera
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