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I'm just your ordinary guy who wants tell and share stories to people, and fanfiction seems to be a great place to start. I may not be the greatest writer out there, but what matters is that whenever others give me either praise and/or criticism, I keep on learning about how to be a better writer. After all, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Also, the reason my name is Theimaginenation is because I've always believed that imagination and creativity is one of the more important aspects of the human mind. Imagination is what gives the world that we live in "flavor", as well as brilliant & useful discoveries and inventions that make our society advanced today. Knowledge is great, but without creativity, people wouldn't be able to apply that knowledge to improve the world.
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination" -Albert Einstein.
That's actually one of the reasons I love fanfiction; your imagination roams free in your works and people come together to share what they have imagined.
There are no limits to your creativity; it's just a world with no boundaries. So keep dreaming.
(cliché right? Well, that's too bad because that's how I feel. I'm a pretty sappy guy)
I'm a junior. 'nuff said. My favorite animal is the owl. My favorite color is everything.
I don't want to reveal anything about my physical characteristics, but I'll give you a hint: I'm human, and that's all you really need to know.
I feel like I'm a very philosophical fellow, as well as a very outgoing and weird (which is sometimes good, sometimes bad).
I love it when I make people laugh. It's truly an amazing feeling, knowing that you're responsible for creating such joy in people and in their hearts.
I don't lie (at least, almost never), and I tend to be "too truthful" sometimes. I don't know why, but I just love telling people stuff and ramble on and on, even if it means revealing something really embarrassing or stupid about me, which always frustrates me. It's one of my prevailing flaws, and annoys me to no ends...
I have a really high aptitude for learning languages. I know some Deutsch, Français, italiano, español, 한국말, 日本語、and 中文。I'm a very diverse fellow...
I'm infatuated with fiction books. I absolutely love books that take me to amazing worlds, adventures, characters, and such. What really appeals to me, however, is a strong and powerful message behind the story as well as the discreet integration of intellectual thought and some sort of educational value in the book. For example, without the Percy Jackson series, I would've never have been able to get an A on my mythology final and essay (it literally saved my life). Not to mention, the Percy Jackson series also managed to show me the defining characteristics of a hero, and what it takes to become one. So if you see any books even remotely related to the description that I put above, make sure to tell me about it!
I also am utterly in love with words. I believe that there can be an appropriate word to any circumstance in life, so that is why whenever I see a word, I try to remember it as well as the definition and overall "feel" to it. So, in a way, I am on a quest for discovering new words, and if any of you happen to find one that I might not know, please let me know!
Also, very important, I want my readers, or whoever is reading this profile, to give me any criticisms or writing tips to help improve the delivery, description, and overall quality of my stories. So let me know how I could possibly improve my writing.
On a more personal note, I believe that there is practically no "age-range" appropriate for Children's and Young Adult books. Heck, you could be 25 years old and enjoy your favorite book that you've read as a child, say, the "Son of the Mob". So don't let your age discourage you from reading whatever books that you want to read.
Justice is an concept that I hold most dearly to my heart. Whenever I see or read about a bully using his great strength, or tact, or whatever to force another kid who doesn't deserve this kind of crud, I cannot help but want to somehow transport myself into the book, beat the snot about of him/her, and go back to the real world and feel satisfied with myself. However, since I cannot do that, I feel an enormous amount of relief and victory whenever the villain or bully gets justice served to him. I guess it's because I have this weird connection and ability to feel what others (whether they be fiction or nonfiction) are feeling, physically or mentally.
I hate superficiality. Period.
Life is challenging, and nothing will ever change that fact. However, unnecessary prolonging of events, never fail to annoy the sh* out of me.
As to why I love writing, there are numerous reasons. However, it all really ultimately comes down to the fact that when I write, I escape my reality. I can create new worlds, new people, who they are, etc. I hate the person who I am (how's that for self-confidence?), so in my stories, I can become someone more likable, brave, heroic, noble, etc. I can change who I am in my own stories, I can live out my own adventures. I can be anyone or anything that I want to be. Even though you could do this in real life (be whoever or whatever you want to be), it seems to be easier when writing. As a result, writing becomes my passion.
The funny thing is, creating new ideas comes easier to me in writing, so writer's block normally isn't an issue. However, what does manage to "block my writing" is writing the actual thing. The visual, the ideas, the characters, I've got that down (I tend to be a very detailed kind of guy when I think), but when I'm writing, I go like, "Let's do this!" and have no idea how I'm going to write the thing on paper. Bottom line is: I can't "interpret" my thoughts onto paper really well. Strike that, I suck at "interpreting" my thoughts onto paper.
The greatest thing about FanFiction, in my opinion, is that FanFiction gives you the permission to suck at writing. I generally try not to suck in my stories, but the greatest thing is, that when I do suck in some parts, it's okay. It's not like I get royalties or anything from writing my FanFiction stories or whatever.
Aside from writing, I love to play guitar and listen to music. For me, I tend to be unbiased when it comes to music... I don't judge music based on the social status of artists or whatever, I listen to music and judge whether it's good or not just by listening to it. So, if some disliked and unpopular artist were to make a song, I wouldn't bring his/her infamy and unpopularity into consideration when I judge his/her music. I just like music with a good message, feel, rhythm, beat, sound, and soul.
Deep Thought Corner:
Teenagers are living a golden age. They are in between the fine lines of adulthood and childhood; they have the best of both worlds (no Hannah Montana reference intended). While they have the mental awareness and intellectual development that reaches, or approaches, the level of adult thinking, they also have the ability to dream, to create, to imagine, and to be unafraid to attain their goals. When my Chemistry teacher said, "When teenagers respond to the question, 'Why did you (insert event here)?', and respond, 'I dunno', they actually mean it," I realized that this was true. I am a teenager myself, and I realize now that it's because I'm not afraid to do what I want, when I want it (whenever I feel like it). They have the proper tools: adult thinking & intellect, and childlike creativity & imagination. Teenagers are not a group of people, they are an ideal. They are the bridge that connects the worlds of the adults (the harsh, yet privileged life) and children (the innocent, adventurous, carefree life). They can never be irreparably broken. They are infinite. They are boundless. They are fathomless. We are unbreakable. (By the way, please don't take this as a rallying cry for teenage authors and FanFiction-lovers on the internet to rebel against authority and such. I'm just expressing an opinion here on the internet and thought that I'd let it out online, and show my deep respect and admiration for teenagers [Even though I am one myself]. However, what I am trying to do is to invoke any teenagers reading this bold text to do something productive in your lives. Go out and do something. Play games, make games, write books, write FanFiction, hang out with friends, make art, whatever. Just be active and make the best use of your time in the Golden Age in which you live in.)
Words have power. They can create worlds, they can make people feel powerful, they can provide escape, they can give you the most powerful thing there is in the world: knowledge. However, they can also break people, discredit people and institutions, create panic and chaos... Words are very powerful things, and the level of their importance is limitless. I guess that's why I love words. They have infinite uses, and have an unlimited supply of power behind them. So because words are so powerful, watch what you say!
I love stories with a good ending and proper closure. What I consider "proper closure" I suppose is the fulfillment of justice; if the bad guy wins or if the protagonist (or someone who has an important role in helping the protagonist) loses or continues to be bullied or something of the sort, I will literally burn up the book on the spot with my awesome fire powers! MUAHAHAHA!!
I am personally not a huge fan of the theme of jealousy. It's okay to have some themes of jealousy, as it is a normal human emotion that accompanies us in our daily lives. However, the repetitive use of the theme of jealousy only irks me... A lot... Jealousy can be likened to a cancer; this cancer will eat you alive as your own insecurities and blinding rage and anger eat you up alive and take over your identity. This only makes it worse for me because I tend to interact with the characters on a really intimate level, to the extent where I can feel their jealousy, rage, hurt, insecurities and such flow through their veins. Also, frankly, the repetitive use of jealousy is overused. So when I see a story written recently where they have a jealous person and an in-depth description on that jealousy in about 12 chapters in a row out of 13, I will most likely rip up the book and burn it with, yet again, my awesome fire powers!
I think I've already mentioned that unnecessary prolonging of events never fail to annoy the crap out of me.
I believe that I've also mentioned that I love stories and books that actually teach you something valuable (whether it be academic or moralistic), while having a good storyline accompanying it to help me follow along and get immersed into the book/story entirely. However, this does not mean, necessarily, that I don't enjoy the occasional action, adventure, and mystery novel that comes by.
My Favorite Movies: Inception, It's Kind of a Funny Story, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Karate Kid (2010), Peter Pan (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Tangled, Robin Hood (Disney), 101 Dalmatians
My Favorite Authors: Rick Riordan, Robert Muchamore, John Green, Gordon Korman, Brian Falkner, D.J. MacHale, Markus Zusak, Matthew Cody, Robert Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz, Andrew Clements, Harper Lee, Carl Hiaasen, Pseudonymous Bosch, Erich Maria Remarque, S.E. Hinton, Matt Myklusch, Ned Vizzini, Jay Asher, John Knowles, Katherine Fisher
My Favorite Books: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series), The Heroes of Olympus (series), Pendragon (series), No More Dead Dogs, Powerless, Looking for Alaska, To Kill a Mockingbird, Incarceron (series?), Hoot, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Tomorrow Code, Brain Jack, The Recruit, The Secret Series (series), Ungifted, Swindle Series (series), The Outsiders, The Odyssey, Jack Blank (series), Frindle, Cherub (series), Thirteen Reasons Why, An Abundance of Katherines, A Separate Peace
My Favorite Quotes: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination" -Albert Einstein.
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." -Thomas Edison
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas Edison
"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" -Hannibal
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas Edison
"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be." -Albert Einstein
"People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you" -Unknown.
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." -Albert Einstein
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself"- Harvey Fierstein.
"That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.” -John Green, Paper Towns
"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." -Steve Jobs
"If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level." -Bruce Lee
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." -Steve Jobs
"If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all" -John Green, Paper Towns
"Healthy curiosity is a great key in innovation." -Steve Jobs
"I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful." -John Green, The Fault in our Stars
"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities." -John Green, The Fault in our Stars
"The world is not a wish-granting factory" -John Green, The Fault in our Stars
"Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal" -Pablo Picasso
"Keep moving forward." -Walt Disney
"Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies" -Ann Landers
"Envy is ignorance... imitation is suicide" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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