Hello everyone. My names Alura, and I'm just a kid in a small town, in a big world, trying to make it through the days as best i know how. I smile a lot, laugh obnoxiously, and tell the most pointless and roundabout stories with the lamest punch lines, you laugh anyway. I've been writing for my whole life, and i couldn't imagine my identity without the dream i've been carrying along with me, of one day publishing my very own novel. I have a big family, there's six of us, and one of the best ways to work yourself into my heart, into my life, and get to know me, is through them. My Dad's a pastor for a local college ministry, spawning my depserate love for the Lord and a lot meaningful relationships with his students. From him i inherit my adoration for all things history channel, shark attack shows, and stuffy old books about philosophy. My Mom's a bubbly, wonderful, and deeply strong woman of God. We're almost opposites, she lives for interaction with others and just loves the fake conversations that smooth the way over while i speak my mind, whatever pops into it really, and will sit down with you and bring up the awkwardly uncomfortable pain, helping you sift through it directly. I have two older brothers, both have moved out and in with fantastic girls. While one is an amazing guitarist and once could claim being Abercrombie model, the other sifts through bins of old clothes at Good Will, along with records of Sufjan Stevens mingling in with a horrid habbit of playing Joy Division for days straight. My eldest sister, who is in her late twenties, is beautiful and frail in everything she does. She can't be over five feet tall, weighs in at barely one hundred pounds and will make you cower and bend to her will with a glare. They're my family, my love and joy, and i couldn't help but do anything for them.
My own interests include Art, painting and sketching take up a large percentage of my free time, Volleyball and running in general, and of course, writing. I've been working on fanficiton for three years now, and my olders ones are so bad it actually makes me shudder, although i am quite proud of my newest and favorite project, The Silver Lining.
For Music, my favorite bands are something along the lines of Broken Social Scene, Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Postal Service and a couple Death Cab for Cutie albums, Antony and the Johnsons, Billie Holiday, Yann Tiersen, anything with a cello and Bach, Bloc Party, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Utada Hikaru (mixed in with the soundtrack to Trigun, my favorite anime). . .
oh wow, so much music! anyway, i love talking bands, especially indie, so if you want to drop me some reccomendations i love posting favorites in my Author's Notes.
Love and Peace you guys, and please always remember, i love establishing relationships with my readers, feel free to email me ator with the subject as fanfiction and i'll be sure to read and reply!
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