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Author has written 120 stories for Kim Possible, American Dragon: Jake Long, Harry Potter, Phil Of The Future, Princess Bride, Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew, Great Tree of Avalon trilogy, Drake & Josh, Aaron Stone, Twilight, Merlin, Flight 29 Down, Legend of the Seeker, Pirates of the Caribbean, Phineas and Ferb, Wizards of Waverly Place, Tangled, Avatar: Last Airbender, Sherlock, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Danny Phantom, Psych, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Minecraft, Ironman, Suite Life series, Lost Books series, Alex Rider, and Rise of the Guardians.
*PLEASE READ!!! Effective immediately, I am adopting the no-posting-until-story-is-complete policy. I hate when I'm reading a great story that hasn't been updated in months, and I hate to think that I'm doing it to other people as well. That being said, as soon as I finish one of my current stories, I'll start posting on it again so that you can be assured timely updates. Thanks for your patience!
Thought I'd put this out there, in case anyone is interested. I don't swear. I'm not judging people who do; I just don't, and don't have a desire to. When I stub my toe, the first word to come to mind isn't "s--!" Instead, it's "OOOOWWWWW!!!!" or if it really hurt, "Crap, crap, crap, ouch, crap, crap, pooker-nonners!" (Don't ask. It could be weirder.) This has a lot to do with the fact that as a Christian, I believe that I need to choose my words carefully and that swearing is something that I shouldn't do, but it also just something that doesn't appeal to me, so I don't do it. That being said, when it comes to stories, fan-fictions in particular, I also believe that if I'm not voicing the characters right and using milder language where it obviously wouldn't work, then it's a disservice to the characters I'm trying to portray and to the story itself. Example: Ron Weasley would NOT say, "Bloody heck!" Completely out of character, and it lessens the credibility of the work. Lassiter wouldn't say, "Spencer, get your darn feet off of my coffee table or I will kick your butt!" He just... wouldn't. And while I do try to keep the cursing to a minimum in my work, if it is necessary to use a swear word, I do it, but only when using the voice of a character or am exploring their thoughts. And I will never use God's name in vain; that is something I feel very strongly about not doing, even in character. I also don't use any language stronger than that which is used in canon, so you'll never see me using the s-word or the f-word in my stories. I just wanted to kind of let you guys know where I stand on this issue with swearing in my life and in stories, and like I said, I'm not saying anything against people who swear or who use strong language in their stories. This is just where I stand.
My story collection "Sesquipedalian" is a conglomeration of several one-shots (and a few multi-shots), with each one of them based on a big, unusual, or uncommon word. If you're interested in reading it, or in simply reading certain stories within it, I'm going to make it easier by listing the summary of each story here, along with the word used and the genre of the story, just as a quick and easy guide. If you appreciate these efforts, make sure to let me know in your reviews, lol! Oh, and this is an ongoing project, so I'll be updating this list as I update chapters. Hope this helps some! :)
NEW: Merlin gets injured and Arthur is left to dress himself one evening for a dinner date with Gwen. But much like his father, the prince has been cursed with terrible fashion sense... WORD: bedizen GENRE: Humor/Friendship
1. Arthur tires of Merlin always calling him a prat, so Merlin takes it upon himself to remind Arthur of all the other names that he's called the prince over the years. Arthur is not impressed.
2. Arthur can't stop daydreaming about Gwen long enough to get anything done.
3. Arthur can't get to sleep, so Merlin helps him out in an unexpected way.
4. When someone is burned at the stake, part of Uther wants to turn away, but the other part is fascinated. Death fic.
5. Merlin is getting paler and thinner. Arthur doesn't knew what's wrong or how to help. He watches helplessly as his friend seems to waste away. Part 1.
6. When Arthur tries to confront Merlin about his feelings, Merlin doesn't want to talk. Part 2.
7. Arthur goes to Merlin as a friend, and Merlin tells the truth. Sort of. Part 3.
8. Morgana casts a spell on Uther that causes him to be terrified of words with more than two syllables.
9. Morgana hates them. Every single one of them.
10. A mixed up fairy tale parody where the war against magic began because of men's clothing, Morgana is an unbalanced princess, Arthur is a five-inch-tall knight, and Merlin plays chess with the dragon.
11. Arthur reflects on his manservant, Merlin.
12. Uther doesn't understand the bond between Arthur and Merlin.
13. Shortly after Merlin's father dies, an understanding Gwen comforts him.
14. Uther reflects on his decreasing hairline.
15. Merlin is seriously injured while protecting Arthur, throwing himself into danger without a second thought to himself. Part 1.
16. Merlin fights for his life after his injury while Arthur watches helplessly as his friend struggles. Part 2.
17. Arthur decides to have a little talk with Merlin and his apparent longing to die for his master. Part 3.
18. Little Merlin's mother talks to him, trying to explain to her young son that he is different and special.
19. Morgana gives Arthur a piece of her mind about how he treats Merlin.
20. Merlin steals Arthur's "cool," and Gwaine tries to teach the prince how to be cool again. Arthur's awesomeness is now in Merlin's hands.
21. Merlin gains the ability to talk to animals for a day.
22. Merlin is sentenced to death for sorcery, and Arthur is determined to save him.
23. Arthur tries to find out the truth; meanwhile, Uther is determined to extract the truth from Merlin before his execution in any way he can. Part 2.
24. Arthur finds out more than he's bargained for, and Uther can't seem to get Merlin to confess. Part 3.
25. Morgana's revenge on Merlin reaches its crescendo, and Arthur is faced with a terrible choice. Part 4.
26. The climactic finale of this mini-series: Arthur must make his decision and either choice will have great consequences. Finally, all is revealed.
27. In which someone gets thrown out of a window.
28. Merlin needs Arthur to know about Morgana's betrayal, but is afraid Arthur won't believe him, so he cooks up a plan. How far will go to make Arthur see? Kidnapping himself seems like a good start...
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Fan-Fiction 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. Fan-Fiction 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. It is a great way for me to get feedback on my writing, allows me to play with other universes that I enjoy so much, and it's a great way to practice and develop my writing for the novels I'm working on as well. So yes, Fan-Fiction is a massive part of my life. It helps me escape. Post this on your profile if this fits you. :D
I have decided that introducing myself will be much less awkward if I start out with a hilarious joke to break the ice. Are you ready? Oh, man, this is rich! I can't wait to see your reaction to this. Are you ready? Do you have your funny-pants on? Are you ready to laugh your posterior off? Okay, here it is, the most amazingly funny joke in the entire history of the whole wide world and even Mars:
Okay, can you breathe? Have you stopped gasping for air? Are you done tee-heeing and ho-hoing and ha-haing? Good. So now things should be decidedly less awkward...That is, unless you just so happen to be a fan of Ms. Meyer's saga, for which I will forgive you only if you give me a cookie.
This being said, I don't hate Twilight. And I don't hate Stephanie Meyer. She can't help that her books are inconsistent. But that's not the point; if you want to see the most amazing blog about Twilight ever, then I suggest you go to Sparknotes and look up Dan Bergstein's "Blogging Twilight." I was just explaining that my joke wasn't meant to be mean or spiteful. In fact, it was meant to be funny...that's why it's called a joke...duh.
So now that the ice is broken (AH! Help, I'm slipping through the broken ice and am getting hypothermia from the frigid Arctic waters as we speak!), I will introduce myself.
Hi, my name is Elizabeth but on I shall go by the alias Emachinescat. Why?
When we got the Internet for the first time, I was making my first e-mail account. As I was just a wee girl of eight or nine, my dad decided to help me think of a name. We had an Emachines brand computer at the time, and I love cats more than is probably healthy because they're so cute and fluffy and independent and cuddly, and, and... Okay, exibit A. Sorry. So we combined the two, and now I'm Emachinescat! Whoopeee!
Alright, let's see...Me...
Okay, I've got one!
I'm an English major in my second semester of Sophomore year at college. I love to write and want to be a famous author someday. I am a Christian and I fully believe in the sovereignty of God. I am not going to judge you because of what you do or what you believe, I will be your friend regardless.
I tend to go through "obsessive stages" although that sounds kind of creepy, so we'll call them "Squee-Attacks...of DOOM!" Anyway, I get really into a book, show, movie, whatever, and it's all I want to talk about. I just got over Legend of the Seeker. Now Merlin is in the forefront of my mind. I don't think I'm going to get over Merlin for a while (like FOREVER because, come on guys, if you're reading this, you've obviously WATCHED the show and it's just fantabulous!), so you'll have to stick with me. If we are having a conversation about why if naked mole rats are called naked mole rats, then shouldn't hairless cats be called naked mole cats (that really is a good question, please let me know the answer as soon as possible), and I suddenly remark, "Oh my gosh, Merlin is amazing and he killed a griffin and a basilisk and then he lifted a car and went to the moon and proposed to me," just ride it out. I'll get out my excitement eventually.
Like I said - right now my big obsession is the BBC show, Merlin. I love the bromance between Arthur and Merlin but I am NOT a slash fan and I will tell you up front, NONE of my Merlin stories, nor any other story from any other fandom, will ever be slash. I only write friendship. So if you're ever reading something of mine and you think "this is borderline slash" then that's fine - it's your interpretation and I won't begrudge you your opinion. But know that I only mean it to be friendship. If you wanna put on your slash goggles (or shloggles, as I like to call them) be my guest.
As far as Merlin pairings go, I was a big fan of Merlin/Gwen in the first season but now I'm Merlin/Gwen friendship and Arthur/Gwen. I find a fascination with Merlin/Morgana even though it will probably never be. I thought Uther was quite lovely with Catrina the Smelly Ugly Troll of Doom. He finally found someone he's worthy of. Maybe. I call that ship "Utrina" or Catruther" or "Utroll" or better yet "Epic Hilariousness." Ha. Morgause/Cenred was kind of cute in a weird way until (SPOILER ALERT!) Morgause offed him. But yeah.
Oh and I'm the captain of Team Merlin. 'Nuff said.
With Harry Potter I'm full-fledged Ron/Hermione. I may make a character from a crossover like Hermione or Ron, but I will never ultimately pair either one with anyone but each other. They are meant to be. Period. I'm Harry/Ginny as well. HATE Harry/Cho. Actually, I hate Cho. She's so annoying and whiny.
With the Hardy Boys I'm a Joette and I like the Joe/Iola pairing although I use Joe/Vanessa a lot in my stories. I don't care for Callie at all but it's almost always Frank/Callie anyway. What can I say? I'm a stickler for canon? Yeah, we'll go with that... In Nancy Drew, I'm for the original, canon pairings. No Nancy/OC or even worse, Nancy/Joe. Gag me with a spoon! Frank/Nancy is hardly any better in my oh-so-humble opinion, but ANYTHING is better than Nancy/Joe. Blech! Joe/Bess is kind of cute, although I've never written a Nancy/Hardy crossover. I prefer Bess/Dave and George/Burt. I'm just a yellow-spine kinda girl.
That being said, there are other things that are always in my mind. Like cats and squirrels and Harry Potter. I also like platypi? Platypusses? Platy-people? No clue. Which brings up another question: if some sick, terrible excuse for a human being decided to cook up some Platypi in a pie, what would they call it? "Platypi Pie?" Or maybe "Platy-Pi squared"? I'd name it Gilderoy, but that's just because I think Gilderoy Lockhart was a platypus in another life. ANYWAY...
See what I mean? But I honestly believe that is a big reason I can be entertaining...
Oh, I'm scared of a lot of stuff. Like elevators. Spiders. Storms. Stupid people in large groups. A group of stupid spiders waiting for me on a stormy night inside of a haunted elevator. Stuff like that. Oh yeah, and black rocks. Don't ask. Just go watch "The Knowing" with Nicholas Cage. Yeah, I'm a bit of a wimp. So what?
Alright, I'm running out of things to say, but that is mainly because my feet are cold and I have vowed not to move or even put socks on until I have finished this introduction. And as my toes are turning a lovely shade of blue, I think it's about time I allowed you to truly let in what I have told you here today sink in and speak to your soul.
Now that you know me a little better, do you know what you should do? READ MY STORIES! REVIEW! MESSAGE ME! SEND ME A PET PLATYPUS NAMED GILDEROY! What? You know you want to.
Happy reading. :)
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Inspired by the scenarios on Ultra Geek's profile and using questions/scenarios from the board game "Imaginiff," I'm going to list 8 characters from multiple fandoms... and then answer the questions about them. Should be fun. You can try it too! :D
1. Merlin (Merlin)
2. Flynn Ryder (Tangled)
3. Arthur (Merlin)
4. Jack Sparrow (Pirates)
5. Halt (Ranger's Apprentice)
6. Gwaine (Merlin)
7. Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson)
8. Gaius (Merlin)
4 and 8 had a thumb wrestling match. Of the two, which would arise victorious?
There is an air guitar contest. Which character would dominate with over-the-top moves and relentless energy?
All of the characters are arrested during a bank heist. Which would talk first?
All of the characters are trying to give something up. Which character would successfully go cold turkey?
What if the characters were Hostess snack cakes? o.O Which would be a Twinkie?
What if the characters were mythical creatures? Which would be Pegasus, the winged horse?
What if the characters were cavemen? Which would have invented the wheel?
What if they were pairs of slippers? Which would be a pair of fuzzy slippers?
What if they were bodies of water? Which would be the Fountain of Youth?
The characters are all on a camping trip together. Which would most crave the conveniences of home?
What if the characters were pieces of sporting equipment? Which would be a bowling ball?
What if the characters were games? Which would be a Barrel of Monkeys?
What if they were all pairs of shoes? Which would be flip-flops?
It is a blustery, snowy day. Which character would most likely brush the snow off the boss's car, hoping to win brownie points?
All of the characters are contestants on a reality TV singing show. Which would make it the furthest in the competition?
At this point, I realize that I've got all guys here so I'm going to add a few girls to the mix. :D My new and improved list of 12 people:
11. Will Treaty
Now, back to the show! :D
All of the characters are in girl scouts (hmmm...). Which would earn the "Write All About It" badge first?
All of the characters go camping together (again, but we've got some newbies so maybe that's why) and suddenly see a UFO landing. Which character(s) would board the craft?
Everyone is competing in the Summer Olympics. Which would take the gold in the high jump events?
What if the characters were answers from a Magic 8 Ball? Which would be "You can count on it!"?
What if they were precious metals? Which would be platinum?
Each of the characters have purchased a brand new computer. Which would call everyone else needing an explanation on how to use it?
These next few questions I found on LilacSky128's profile although I also saw them on Ultra Geek's. Just thought they looked like fun. :D
1) You're out on a night out with 8 when you're savagely and drunkenly attacked by 2. What does 8 do?
2) What would happen if 9 got 5 pregnant?
3) 6 and 11 go to a strip club. What happens?
4) 7 and 12 are making out when 4 walks in. What's 4's reaction?
5) 10 falls in love with 3. 1 is jealous, what happens?
6) 4 pulls up beside you, and offers you a lift. Will you take it?
Heck yeah. It's Percy freakin' Jackson. I'd be crazy not to!
7) Why is 6 afraid of 7?
Because her meager sarcasm and wit is no match for his.
8) 10 is getting ready to marry 5, when 9 runs in to stop the ceremony. What is 9's reason?
9) Give a title of a romance movie about 3 and 12.
10) Fill in the blanks: "(1) and (9) are in a happy relationship, until (9) runs off with (2). (1), brokenhearted, has a short relationship with (11) and a brief unhappy affair with (6), then follows the wise advice of (8) and finds true love with (3)."
I'm a bit of a bromance addict, so here's MY list of my 10 favorite "bromances" in the fiction world :)
The Top 10 Bromances (According to Me!)
10. Drake Parker and Josh Nichols (Drake & Josh)
9. Zack and Cody (Suite Life of Zack and Cody/Suite Life on Deck)
8. Joe, Kevin, and Nick (JONAS and JONAS L.A.)
7. Rico and Jackson (yes, I know, it's Hannah Montana but those two make the show watchable - they're SO funny!)
6. Percy Jackson and Tyson (Percy Jackson)
5. Jack Sparrow and Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)
4. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
3. Charlie and Jason Landers (Aaron Stone)
2. Frank and Joe Hardy (The Hardy Boys)
1. Merlin and Arthur (Merlin) - DUH!!!
My Top Ten Favorite Guy Characters
10. Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
9. Sir Leon (Merlin)
8. Thomas Hunter (Circle Trilogy)
7. Fred Weasley (Harry Potter)
6. Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson)
5. Arthur (Merlin)
4. (Captain) Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
3. Flynn Rider/Eugine Fitzherbert (Tangled)
2. Gwaine (Merlin)
1. Merlin (Merlin) - OF COURSE!!! :D
Funny Newspaper Headlines/Typos (Source: alphadictionary.com)
Autos Killing 110 a Day: Let's Resolve to Do Better
Blind Woman Gets New Kidney from Dad She Hasn't Seen in Years
British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Dealers Will Hear Car Talk at Noon
Drunk Drivers Paid $1,000 in 1984
Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax
If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly it May Last a While
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Queen Mary Having Bottom Scraped
Robber Holds up Albert's Hosiery
Smokers Are Productive, but Death Cuts Efficiency
Something Went on in Jet Crash, Experts Say
Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim
Stolen Painting Found by Tree
Two Sisters Reunite after Eighteen Years at Checkout Counter
Two Soviet Ships Collide - One Dies
War Dims Hope for Peace
Man Struck by Lightning Faces Battery Charge
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Typhoon Rips through Cemetary: Hundreds Dead
Man is Fatally Slain
Milk Drinkers are Turning to Powder
Miners Refuse to Work After Death
And my two personal favorites:
Panda Mating Fails - Veternarian Takes Over
Never Withold Herpes from a Loved One
"I don't want Lancelot. He's too whiny. I mean, come on: *assumes mock Lancelot voice* 'Oh woe is me, I can't be a real knight so I'm going to go off and prove myself by falling into a pit of despair in which I fight off giant rats of doom and almost get myself and the woman I love killed. Horrifically.' Waa waa waa, blah, blah, blah."
"Facebook is like jail. You sit around, waste time, have a profile picture, write on walls, and get poked by guys you don't really know..."
ME: (to my friend) Pro-ongs! You got me sick! (sticks out lower lip)
"Merlin, your faith in my all-seeing knowledge is both touching and wholly misplaced. Now if you've finished your work, maybe you should go to bed and leave me to mine."
RON: Spiders... the spiders... they want me to tap dance. And I don't want to tap dance!
"Now, I wonder. If I tell you where I am, can I claim the twenty pounds? That would be a pound or so for each family here. You can eat a whole winter off that."
ME: (to my roommate) I'm too sick to eat. I really don't think I can.
RAPUNZEL: Who are you? And how did you find me?
"I have dreams like you - no really! - just much less... touchy-feely, they mainly happen where it's warm and sunny, when I'm all alone on an island that I own, surrounded by enormous piles of money!"
"Frying pans! Who knew, right?"
"Of course, after finishing Twilight, I find myself marveling at the wit and creativity of a Burger King menu."
"In the words of Severus Snape: 'No, vampires do NOT sparkle! Ten points from Hufflepuff!'"
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