DreamUpAReality
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Joined 08-16-05, id: 878939, Profile Updated: 12-07-13
Author has written 2 stories for Titanic.

[Originally pen named G.W.Failure]


PLEASE NOTE (June 7 2012)

I know it already seems like I've taken a hiatus, and I apologize for not saying so sooner. I will continue this hiatus until late August. I am writing the MCAT this summer, so I'll be super busy studying in whenever I can. Wish me luck! (And thanks for your patience if you're still following my current story!)

UPDATE NOTE #2 (Aug 11 2012)

Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that I'm getting stoked to start writing again! As I mentioned before, I had to put this on hold to put other things ahead of me this past year. It's been wild, but I'm excited to get back into it :)

UPDATE NOTE #3 (Feb 16 2013)

WHOA. I know, 'you crazy liar, you!' Eh, what can I say, life happens. Went on a crazy ass trip to South America last fall--life changing, eye-opening all of that. Kind makes you take a step back and re-evaluate you life and where you're at. That being said, I had lost interest at that point in my little pre-occupations which sadly included writing while travelling, guitaring, gym-ing, working and schools applications took over my life. Getting back to it now! We'll see how this goes -- been awhile, ya know what I mean!


"99.9% of the world stay living in their own mundane lives, contemplating the what-ifs and what-could-have-beens in their pasts. Only a small fraction have the courage to break free and live something extra-ordinary."

Hollaaaa! I'm a twenty-three-year-old graduate who is passionate about music, meeting new people, trying new things, research, being active, and travelling these days. A quick way to sum up my character would be this: it's the small things in life that make me happy! :)

I initially got a membership to this site due to a love affair with the movie Titanic and related fanfics. I was captivated by that film; all those who are/have at some point been huge fans of the movie all feel the same way. We have that mutual understanding of how it affected us. Maybe for some, it was the ideal of love that James Cameron scripted, combined with the shared onscreen chemistry between DiCaprio and Winslet that drew us in and showed us the potential for power that love has to move people. Perhaps it's because that kind of love is hard to find, and we are all hopeful to find it someday for ourselves, I suppose!

I've changed a lot since the start of my membership to this site (obviously, 'cause it'd be weird if I was still the 16-y-o me!), and especially in the last couple of years. Titanic will always hold a special place in my heart as a time in my life, something to take me away from real life as one of those side gigs -- or hobbies, if you'd like -- to escape to for a while. We all know how awesome the escape is to the world of fiction :)

I'll continue to write from time to time--okay, I admit that's what I've been doing all the same for the past couple of years--but I'm willing to take on a collaborate or sort of accomplice for the sake of the loyal readers who've kept up for so long and would like to see chapters rolling out more regularly. If you are interested, feel free to message me and we'll chat details. :)

More about me:

Hobbies: water sports, snowboarding, music, gym, guitar, trying new dinner recipes, movies

I love: Snowboarding! A crisp, blue-sky day at the ski hills. Adventures :) Working out. A good winter storm. A good lightning storm. Winter nights. Summer dawns & sunsets. Autumn, for the changing colours of nature. [yeah, those were all pretty generic... so what! :) ] Cuddling with my dachshund. Guitaring by the bay on a sunny late aftenoon. People who are crazy self-assured and don't give a shit ;) Feeling fit. A serene fall trail run in the woods. The occasional lazy morning around the house drinking the perfect cup of latte and catching up on fanfics, watching a movie, or reading a good novel. Windy days on the water. Perfectly still, mirror like surface of the water with early morning dew. Paddling in thick fog... eerie, but soothing. Potlucks. Holiday cookie exchanges. Baking. Discovering new tunes.

I just want to travel and see new places, meet new people and live in the moment to find happiness. I want to stay healthy and active :)

Random things I dislike: -Spring in Canada: I know people love this time cause the white stuff is melting and things are growing back and the birds are singing again and lah di dah... But seriously, it's so nasty out. Most of the time the days are gray, the ground's always wet, the snow is a nasty gravelly-gray, the air's got that mucky smell, the grass is too muddy and squishy to enjoy, trees are still mostly naked and wet... YA. -Intolerance. But then again, I don't like people who have to be politically correct. -People who have no clue how good they have it. -People who take advantage of you for what you have, or because they perceive you as the type to give in. -People who don't respect the bottom man--"The faces you see on the way up are those on the way back down" -Those who lack common courtesy.

Really though, there is very little I "hate". Anyone who knows me describes me as optimistic, happy and cheery. :)

Words of Wisdom:

"Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another." - Marquis de Condorcet

"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down." - Jimmy Durante

"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar." -Raymond Lindquist

"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, but conformity." -Rollo May

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared." - Eddie Rickenbacker

"A man can be destroyed, but not defeated." - Santiago from The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

"Simple joys!" - Terrance Orlick

"Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; or you can live as if everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

MY STORIES

Titanic: A Life Journey (book I): Focuses on everything from the tragedy of the Titanic up until when the states officially enter the First World War. It's obvious what will be exhibited here beginning with the tragedy, but there will be a lot of "firsts" the characters experience, a lot of discoveries and a lot of life. The ending will be "partly cloudy" (if that makes sense) and an overshadowing of book 2.

( Complete - if you're reading after the fact, reviews are still appreciated :) )

Titanic: A Life Journey (book 2): This is from the point where American men are beginning to get drafted, until the end of the war, and then through to what marks the 10th anniversary of the sinking. This book looks more into character development. The main ones will experience an evolution and Jack will have some sort of revelation at the end that will have an impact on him and his relationship with Rose. You will see some of the tough times that our main characters experience, how they pull through (if at all) and how they change as a result. Stay tuned!

(Chapter 8: in progress!)

[tentatively] Titanic: A Life Journey (book 3): This is the period which follows the characters' evolution and ends basically when it seems like there will be a new story to tell (ie. someone else's life...). I want to give out a feeling of prosperity vs. loss in this one. I have some ideas planned, but that's as much as I can say concerning this book for now. It's the last of the series.

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Recovery by Frieda van den Huetten reviews
Jack lives story set in the months after the sinking. Memories are haunting Jack and Rose as they try to find peace in a small village. This is a story about their struggle to overcome the past and rekindle their exuberant passion for life - together!
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,215 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/7/2011 - Published: 8/27/2010 - Jack D., Rose D. - Complete
Love Isn't Always Beautiful by RachelDalloway reviews
They have each other, but will that be enough for what lies ahead? Is it even enough for everything that happens just during the first few years of their marriage? The epic tale of Jack and Rose's life together. Complete
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 152 - Words: 144,234 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 12/4/2010 - Published: 3/30/2010 - Jack D., Rose D. - Complete
Save All Who Dare the Eagle's Flight by Bardess of Avon reviews
They called it the Ship of Dreams. It certainly was the Ship of Dreams; I had nightmares about the Titanic for years after just barely escaping.
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Tragedy - Chapters: 22 - Words: 80,276 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/1/2009 - Published: 1/25/2009 - Jack D., Fabrizio D. - Complete
Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines by 40socks reviews
I've seen fire and I've seen rain, I've seen sunny days I thought would never end, I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I'd see you again." The obligatory "Jack Lives" story. Previously titled "Fire and Rain"
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,781 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/17/2008 - Published: 8/1/2008 - Rose D., Jack D. - Complete
Clara Dawson by Rory4 reviews
ON HOLD. When Rose found out she was pregnant, she kept the baby - a little girl. Now, nearly fifteen years later, both their lives are about to change forever...
Titanic - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 49,888 - Reviews: 497 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 1/22/2008 - Published: 8/13/2003
Nurse Dawson by Lady Marianne reviews
Set during WWI. Rose is a nurse in a little town near London. Everyday, she sees hundreds and hundreds of wounded men, but she never gets too close to any of them. What will happen when she finally opens up to someone? R&R, please!
Titanic - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,490 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/9/2008 - Rose D., Jack D. - Complete
Forever by the Sea by TrappedInPast reviews
SEQUEL TO HEARTS CAN BREAK! This is what happened to Jack and Rose after Titanic. They are not an immortal couple, so they must go through the scenic trials that all must go through while facing horrific memories almost no one has . . .
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 114,640 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/26/2006 - Published: 6/20/2004
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Titanic: A Life Journey II reviews
Sequel. Continuing the Dawsons' life through the difficult years of the First World War, and leading up to the 10th year anniversary of the sinking. SAME AUTHOR - G.W.Failure
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,446 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 3/25/2013 - Published: 5/29/2010 - Rose D., Jack D.
Titanic: A Life Journey reviews
COMPLETE. There was enough room on that piece of driftwood. Happiness, trials, passion, decisions, high emotions, love, forgiveness, personnal demons, past, present and future: it's Jack and Rose's life journey-together. - The sequel is now out!
Titanic - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 132,693 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 328 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 5/8/2010 - Published: 3/13/2006 - Rose D., Jack D. - Complete