Author has written 24 stories for Yu-Gi-Oh, Inheritance Cycle, Dark Tower series, Young Wizards, and Kingdom Hearts.
Welcome to my lair! MUAHAHAHAHAH! (cough cough) I can never do that right...
Name: Gwendolyn (Gwen for short...Gwendolyn is a mouthful, don't you think?)
What I Wish My Name Was: Miriku. Dursh. ...Or maybe Sylvia... It means "From the Forest", but that's beside the point.
GAIA Online Screenname: Mutou_Miriku
Item: Millennium Dagger (Okay, so carrying a dagger around with you everywhere might be a little over-safety-concious, but hey. That's me for you. Paranoid.)
Gender: I am woman! Hear me roar!
Height: Umm...5' 4"? I dunno, I haven't measured my height in a long time...
City: Somewhere in Illinois. I know, but you don't need to. Hehehe.
General Looks: I wear glasses. I wear baggy T-shirts and jeans. My hair goes about halfway down my back. I'm in desperate need of braces--I mean, I look like a vampire with a bad case of overbite. The baggy T-shirts make me look wider than I am. I usually keep my hair up in a ponytail--sometimes in a pink, blue, or white bandanna if I feel like being different. Although lately, I've taken to using headbands...
Hobbies: Singing, writing, reading, writing, watching YuGiOh/YuGiOh GX, writing, drawing--and did I mention writing? Oh, and talking to myself. (Hey, it's not my fault that the voices talk back...especially Kimiru...)
Favorite Shows: YUGIOH! And YuGiOh GX! Avatar, Pokemon, Pokemon Chronicles, Scooby-Doo, My Life as a Teenage Robot (I've seen the movie--'Escape from Cluster Prime'! How cool!), Jimmy Neutron, Codename: Kids Next Door, Digimon, One Piece, Code: LYOKO, Transformers Armada/Energon/Cybertron, Ben 10, Johnny Test, Loonatics Unleashed, Danny Phantom, Spongebob Squarepants, InuYasha, Eureka 7, W.I.T.C.H.,Winx Club, Totally Spies, Naruto, Kyle XY, America's Funniest Home Videos, Animal Planet's THE MOST EXTREME, The Planet's Funniest Animals, Dirty Jobs, How It's Made, NOVA, Ghost in the Shell...what else? Yes, I'm an anime freak...my most favorite is YuGiOh, so most of my fanfics are on that subject...
Favorite Authors/Poets: J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Lloyd Alexander, Mercedese Lacky, Judy Blume, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Browning, Langston Hughes, Madeleine L'Engle, C.S. Lewis, Gertrude Chandler Warner, Brian Jaques, Eoin Cofer, whoever wrote Nancy Drew, whoever wrote Bobbsey Twins, T.A. Barron, David Eddings, Lemony Snickett, Stephen King, Diane Duane, Kathryn Lasky, Anne Rice, Johnathan Stroud, Kristen Klaudstrup, Avi, Anne McCaffery, Helen Fox, Ray Bradbury, MATTHEW SKELTON!!! Yeah, I read a lot, but nowhere near as much as I write or watch YuGiOh!
BEST DEBUT NOVELS EVER READ
Hair Color: Goldish brown
Eye Color: Depends on my mood. Usually brown, though.
Personality: Slightly paranoid, talkative around people I know. Shy around new people.
I will not openly flame a fic. Maybe a bit of constructive critisism here and there, but no open flames. Flames directed at my stories will be used to roast marshmallows.
Okay, enough about me--talk to the yami! NOW!
Age: 5016 (Counting the five millenia I spent stuck in the Millennium Dagger, of course...)
Gender: Female, of course--whoever heard of being the opposite gender as your hikari?
Hobbies: Practicing my swordsmanship and accuracy, reading poetry, polishing my daggers...that sort of thing.One constant habit of mine is of getting Miriku to slow down when she talks or reviews.
Personality: Hmm...calm, collected, thoughtful, usually quiet, and I have a tendency to sweatdropping whenever Miriku is yammering...
Hair Color: Mostly gold, with a little brown in it
Eye Color: Silvery blue
General Looks: My hair reaches my waist, and is straight--unlike that of my hikari. I have no need of glasses. I have cat ears...and a tail. Both are white. If I have to wear modern clothes, I wear a tight-fitting white T-shirt and tight-fitting black jeans. If not, I keep to my normal outfit--a linen tunic and breeches.
Weapons: Dagger, shortsword, shuriken, kunai
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Favorite Show/Book/Manga/Video GameQuotes:
"Well, when ya hang around with Yugi, dis is par fer da course..."
"Did the definition of 'genius' change over the past hundred years?"
"Okay, I've just totally inspired myself, so let's go see what the world has in store for us today!"
"I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me."
Yuugi: Tea...could you read me the story about that bunny?
"Be glad it's them trouncing your path to the top, and not Yugi-boy for the umpteenth time."
"Oh please, old man...Anubis is gone. No one could return after suffering a defeat so thoroughly devastating as that! Well, no one but Kaiba, that is... I'm sorry, did I say that out loud?"
(sarcastic) "Looks like someone needs a hug."
"Sure, I'll have to give up another five hundred of my Life Points--but then, you know what they say, Kaiba-boy! You have to spend Life Points to take Life Points! Of course, you know all about that--Yugi's been taking your life points for what, going on three years now? Ooh, I'm so sorry to keep bringing that up!"
"Well, I guess it's pretty safe to say his plan didn't work, right?"
"You're in no position to be making demands--so shut up and duel!"
"Darkness cannot survive without the light!"
"Kaiba...will you forget about yourself for once and LISTEN TO WHAT I'M TELLING YOU?"
"This place is crawlin' with stiffs!"
"Heads up, ya freak!"
"Kaiba--once again, your ridiculously over-inflated ego blinds you to the truth!"
"You're insane, aren't you?"
"At least I don't make muscles at myself in the water."
Tristan: Nice way to hold back that crowd, nimrod!
Marik: You could use a rest, little Joey!
Tea: If I had known we'd be going on a hike, I'd have worn better shoes!
"Hey, I'm just a simple guy with simple needs."
"I'm just a guy with a boomerang. I didn't ask for all this flying...and magic..."
"Oh--that was food? I used it to start the campfire last night..."
"Okay--you have just gone from wierd to freakish, Katara."
Katara: Why are you smiling at me like that?
"Dis wierd stuff always happens when Yuugi duels!"
Mokuba: I hope you know what you're doing, big brother...
"Sy, if they graded in melodrama, you'd get an A!"
"Oh, and in case you've forgotten--I live here!"
Jaden: You work here?
"That's the spirit, Jaden! I mean--that's how you beat a spirit! I mean--oh, you know what I mean!
"Not more running!"
Meowth: I'm starving!
Trainer: Let's have a match--unless you're scared to lose!
Brock: I didn't think Vikings still existed!
"I'm just here to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm out of bubble gum."
"Listen up--nobody but nobody calls me a nobody, ya buncha nobodies! Got dat?"
Joey: But you gotta prove yerselves first by duelin' a top contendah--and I t'ink I know one!
Alister: Your father destroyed my life--and now I'm gonna destroy you!
(Currently painting the inside of Bastion Misawa's dorm room with white paint and big paintbrushes)
"I think I liked you better when I couldn't see you."
"Uh, Proffessor Banner? I think you'd better call the school nurse..."
"...Make that the school psychiatrist!"
Syrus: Do you even know what the word "no" means?
(Currently in Academy sick bay, talking about how to defeat Camyula. Jaden is in the hospital bed; he's been pretty weak ever since defeating Nightshroud/Atticus)
Tristan: Hold on--why didn't Scapegoat disappear?
Joey: (pissed at the defeat Zigfried just handed him) So dat's how ya cheer me up? Den it's time fer me ta spread a little cheer of my own! (chases Tristan, Duke, and Tea) When I get my hands on you--!
"Why do old people's houses always smell like someone's cooking dirty socks or something?"
"Who knows what kinds of icky, slimy things are in that lake? (shines flashlight on Ben) I rest my case."
Cortana: I know what you're thinking--and it's crazy.
Cortana: It just repeats itself over and over. "Regret...regret..." Any idea what it means?
"For a brick, he flew pretty good!"
"Could we possibly make any more noise? (Master Chief pulls out rocket launcher) ...I guess so."
"Oh, great--my new family's already dysfunctional!"
Jaden: Look--there's the well!
Abedos: Just give up--none of you want to duel me!
Jaden: Well, it's a good thing he isn't around today--or that undefeated record of his would be going down!
"Well, we're not dead yet...(looks around corner; turns and runs)...We're dead!"
"Oh, brother...sometimes I wish I wasn't right!"
"Akthenath...someone's soul is going to writhe for this."
"Have a nice death."
"Wondered when you were going to say something useful.You think we keep you for your looks?"
"Gonna be a magician, huh? Make yourself vanish when they chase you?"
(response to above)
Kit: What's your name? I mean, we can't just call you 'hey you' all the time.
"Take a chill pill, short stack."
Dairine: You going swimming?
Dairine: And where are we going at six in the morning?
Nita: How did you do that?
Carl: (in the background, heard over the phone) Cut that out! --Look out, she's on the stove. Get her--oh, Lord. There go the eggs. You little cannibal!--
"Bad dog! Bad dog! Nonono!"
Tom: Look, don't panic yet--
Dairine: You're gonna get it.
"Don't you get it? There are some things in the world more important than doing what you tell me!"
"Kit, you wanna see a disaster? Come on over here and watch my folks try to hook up the Apple."
"Dari, some people like to sleep on a Saturday, y'know?"
"What I really need is a lightsaber..."
'Nita considered the image of Dairine facing down Darth Vader, lightsaber in hand, and felt sorry for Vader.'
"Hormones? Yes. Unfortunately."
"I am not scrawny! I am svelte!"
Yumi Ishiyama: Are you thinking what I think you're thinking?
Ulrich Stern: How much time do you need?
Kit: Any bad feelings?
"I am Kang. The Mad. I make things explode, and I make things fly, and I am very good at both. The things I make fly tend to survive. The things I make explode...not so much."
Tea: I think something's wrong with Bakura--
"Well, this is certainly foreboding. You really have to work to get that level of menace in a building."
Bastion: A bit odd--don't you think, Chazz?
Sam: We'll only be studying!
"After that stunt on the Cairo, I know you're not scared of heights..."
'She (Nita) would have punched him (Kit) hard, had he been in range. As it was, he flinched a little from what he felt her fist and arm wanting to do.'
(thinking) "Problems! Do I have problems! Sweet Powers that Be...!"
'Nita began to worry more than ever. Her mother was at her most dangerous when she was thinking, and it rarely meant anything but trouble for Nita.'
Nita: I don't know. Things are getting weird around here...
Ronan Nolan: You look like a sheet.
"Eat turf and die, Paddy."
Shaun (Johnny) O'Driscoll: Anyway, Doris says she told you the ropes.
Ronan: Johnny--this may seem out of turn--
Nita: But how can the Treasures be hurting people? They're good!
Kit: You said things around here are getting weird?
Kit: Look, let's go see Biddy.
"The last Power we worked with took on the Lone One after spending ten years in the shape of a macaw, sitting on a perch and eating sunflower seeds. So I woudn't sell myself short if I were you."
Ronan: That was your sister?
(staring at a sink full of dirty dishes) "They breed. I swear they do."
Aunt Annie: Rowan.
Nita: But this time it just seems more... It seems bigger this time, even though it's smaller. You know what I mean?
Kit: Neets...what happens if we do die?
"I don't want certainty! I don't want answers! I don't even know what the questions are yet! Don't I get any time to find things out for myself, before Saint bloody Michael the Archangel or whatever else He's been lately moves in upstairs in my head and starts rearranging the furniture?"
"What I really need right now in terms of energy is a candy bar, but the only thing I've got left in my backpack is a cat. And I can't eat that. Too many bones."
(to Ponch, his dog) "Sit down. Your tongue's gonna fall off if it waves around much more like that."
"But why is the rum gone?"
Jack Sparrow: How far are you willing to go for your bonny lass?
"Stop saving the world and get a hobby!"
"If I had a dime for every time you said the word 'destiny'...well, I'd be even richer."
"Certainty of defeat...small chance of success...what are we waiting for?"
"You'll find more cheer in a graveyard..."
"I would tell you to go to hell, but I think you're already there."
"I smell trouble! (nearby roar) --Now I hear trouble!"
"Tell your stupid lizard to spit out my brother before I force him!"
"You'd better make good on your promise to restore my brother. Because if you don't, I'll take great pleasure in separating your soul from your body in my own way."
Yami: Kaiba! Say something!
Wanda: Aww--you guys would let the world blow up just so I could have the day off?
"That's all, folks."
"It hurts, doesn't it? When you put your faith in the gods, and they let you down? If I were you, now's a good time to start praying for mercy--because from here on out, I'm planning to take you apart piece by painful piece. So let the torture continue..."
"Kaiba, my dear and devious friend--let the games begin!"
"What a horrible nightmare... That's it. No more white wine spritzers before bed time for me!"
"On my island, in my castle, in my dungeon, the only person who can make threats is me!"
"Spare me the pleasentries, Pegasus. You and I have never been friends, so let's not start petending that we are."
"True, I may not see as well as I once did--but it doesn't take a magic eye to see just how throughly Yugi has trounced your sorry behind time and time again. Quite frankly, it's embarrasing!"
Tea: Hmm--wonder what all the commotion's about?
"Told ya he's a lot smaller than on TV!"
Tea: So, what are you going to do? You know, now that you've saved the world and all?
(thinking) "Lewa, mysteryking of know-nothingness. That's me!"
(thinking) "But I can't just float here forever. I have things to do. ...If only I knew what they were..."
Pohatu (Toa Nuva of Stone): Sorry about that--I was practicing. Are you all right?
Pohatu: Wait! Listen, I have a feeling we're both here for the same reason. Why not team up? It makes things easier.
"Hmm. Do you think this big fellow is an ally or an enemy?"
"Whoa! That was so cool! I mean, I was pretty sure it would work, but still...!"
Jala: With all due respect, great Toa, you might want to watch where you point that thing.
"Of course I have a plan! I'm searching...I'm searching for the masks... Okay. Perhaps I don't have an exact plan as such. But I'm working on it."
"Dude, you are one seriously crazed-up fruit loop."
Walker: I am your judge, your executioner, your jury, your executioner, your jailer, and, if neccesary, your executioner.
Samantha Manson: Kudos, Danny. You've just set the all-time speed record for drowning in the shallow end of the gene pool.
"Great. Now she's going to kill us."
"You're doing very well, though I'm sure it isn't intentional."
"Oh, yes, fall to your death. That will help them immensely."
"Stop talking to yourself!"
"I think the Empress overestimated you."
Favorite Real-Life Quotes
"You know you're blond when you ask the teacher what she wants during role call."
"Rules of drinkable medicine. One; if it smells good, it tastes bad. Two; if it smells bad, it tastes like shit."
"But I like being strange!"
"You say psycho like it's a bad thing."
"Yes, I like potatoes. No, I'm not a human/female version of Eduardo."
"How can you beat me like a red-headed stepchild if I'm not your stepchild and have brown hair?"
"Well, how can it be a YuGiOh themed party without YuGiOh stuff?"
"No. Heaven on earth would be living out the YuGiOh series. Actually living it."
"I can touch the ceiling and you ca-an't! I can touch the lights and--whoa! They move!"
"Growing old is mandatory. However, growing up is optional!"
Amanda Smith: Kaiba's so hot!
"When life hands you lemons, make lemonade...WITH EXTRA SUGAR!"
"MY sexy bishie pharaoh! ALL MINE! NO TOUCH-EE!"
"What the crap?"
Nikkie: I'll be right back. Don't touch any of my stuff.
"GAH! Gwen only got a B on her essay! It's a sign of the Apocalypse! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!"
William Edward: Hey, where's my manga folder? It was right here!
"You know you're a blond when you trip sitting down..."
Nikkie: Aww! Gwenny gots a boy-fwiend!
Terrance: Umm...are you weird, or are you weird?
"There are three rules to fictional writing. The problem is, no one knows what they are!"
"Okay, Gwen? You scare me. A lot. ...Sort of."
Nicole: Seriously, Gwen, it's only a matter of time before you start putting Green Day pictures on everything...
"The departmental interpreters of law in Washington can always be depended on to take a reasonably good law and interpret the common sense out of it."
"I did not fail two thousand times. I merely found two thousand ways not to make a lightbulb."
Terrance Anderson: I AM BAKURA! I WILL KILL YOU ALL!
"Look, it works like this. If you kill yourself, then I'll kill myself--just so I can come after you and kill you again!"
"My one goal in life is to annoy as many people as possible. If you end up on the butt end of said ambition, then poor you. It's nothing personal--it's just a life dream."
"ZOMGWTF? Kaiba is a brunette, not a greenette!"
"Okay, he's not someone I'd like to bump into in a dark alley one night..."
"You're starting to look more like a girl than a board."
"A normal person wouldn't take forty kids on a three-day field trip involving theme parks, rides, restaurants, and all that. All I can say is; thank God I'm not normal."
Stuart: I'm confused. What happened to Harry's arm?
Cameryn (Kaetlyn's little brother): (dangles plushie in front of my face) What do you smell?
Mom: I need to run out the door for a few minutes.
"Sirius Black is seriously black."
"Random chaos? Sounds good. When can we start?"
(doors slam shut and lock resoundingly)
Anyway, great chappies. Oh no, Yami ran away because you were being a bitch! He started it though. You were being a bitch in RETALIATION!
This chapter was really good! And angsty... But good! And angsty... But I liked it!
(Me watching Code: LYOKO)
"I am not slow! I'm just moving very fast in the opposite direction!"
"Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end."
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
"A friend is a quiet angel who lifts us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."
"Okay, yeah, I'd better get out of my writer's block before Keely comes back and hunts me down with a flippin' pitchfork..."
Nicole: Miriku-chan, you are such a moron...
Me: Uh, let me see...there's Yami, of course, with the Puzzle...Mahaad with the Ring...Seto with the Rod...Akenadin (the evil priest!) with the Eye...Kharim and Shadaa, and I can't remember which one has the Scales and the Key...uh...Necklace. Who am I forgetting?
"Why are you using Life Drain on the skeletons? They're just skin and bones! ...Actually, they're just bones!"
Me: (after watching the JibJab clip 'Second Term') 'Bury the old hatchet', eh? Well, first I'd need a hatchet. Then I'd need someone's skull to bury it in...
(inside the clip 'Second Term')
"Lalala, I'm not lis--wait, what did you say?"
"...I meant to do that..."
"Are you mad at me? I haven't done anything! ...Yet!"
Me: I am not a pyro! I just like watching things burn!
"I shall now smite you with my almighty...uh...stick?"
"ZOMGWTF...is Danny wearing...pink nightclothes? What the heck!"
"Okay, so I've already used up four packets of tabs...and there were eight in each packet...so that means...I have...thirty-six? Omigod, thirty six st--no! Wait! Thirty-two! HAH! Eight times four is thirty-two, not thirty-six! I'm such an idiot..."
"If the Barbarian is smart, he'll stay where he is and let the Mummy come to him. Then again, the Barbarian is not smart. ...It also is no longer the Barbarian's turn... Okay, yeah, I'm finished, go ahead and roll."
"We are all the same in our uniqueness!"
Stuart: Can I have some more chicken?
"You could almost be the Barbarian. I mean, you're hard-headed enough..."
Me: ...Why is the Wizard attacking the Gargoyle?
"If it weren't for the Wizard, the Barbarian would be running into the room and getting slaughtered. (imitates man's voice) Heel, big guy, heel! Good boy. --Nah-ah! Hey! Stay! ...Good Barbarian. You get to kill the Orcs later."
"HOYEAH! THAT is what I'm talkin' about! Don't MESS with the pharaoh!"
"...(points at shirt, which has the Millennium Puzzle and 'Miriku' on it) Uh, I have the pharaoh on my side. Are you sure you wanna mess with me?"
"Oh, crud, it's the scary page..."
"HEYY! I didn't say you could touch that! Go buy your own copy--this baby's mine!"
Stuart: Hey, how come you get to duel with the Duel Disc?
Maureen-sensei: All right, so what do you do when someone attacks you with a sword?
Diana Hornik: Roxas says hi.
Me: You know, I just noticed something. Roxas is Sora with the letters scrambled and an X thrown in!
"cept... well... yeah. See, the Bakura fangirls'll be used to that and will be immune... yeah. So, they'll all become Yami-fangirls... yeah. And Yami can't protect you by sending them to the Shadow realm because as I said kanina, they're immune... yeah. therefore... in conclusion, you'll have hordes of screaming jealous fangirls that can't be sent to the Shadow Realm, courtesy of Bakura and the Millennium Ring... yeah. My condolences, hun."
Me: The Wizard can not be that stupid. It's absolutely impossible.
"FYI--just because he's my little brother doesn't mean he gets special treatment, Believe you me, I've chewed his butt out more than once and made him fix stuff."
"Happy Axel Day! WORSHIP THE RED-HEAD!"
"It's Roxas Day, it's Roxas Day! YAAY!"
"Where did the rainbowfied porcupine go? Erm...I mean, the Pharaoh..."
"Lovely, cheerful, evil spirits, aren't they?"
Wonnykins (RPing as Gary Oak): I'm surprised we haven't run into anyone yet. Usually that damn Team Rocket is around here somewhere.
NymusAnon: I prefer Sesshomaru, but despite his rough-and ready attitude, Inuyasha does have his charming moments...
"Crapola...that's...like...a molestation waiting to happen..."
None! There are a couple that I just get freaked out reading (like Tabloidshipping, for instance--Kaiba x Mokuba) and pretty much avoid. But I don't hate any of them.