|Rhythm of Four|
Author has written 1 story for Horror.
I reject your reality and substitute my own
Alright, so I had another account on here but I have since deleted it for various reasons. Not liking the stories I had posted being a major reason. Writer's block killing the only real story I had being another. So this isn't by any means my first account, I've been writing on FictionPress for about 4 and a half years now and writing in general for nearly ten years. (Though unfortunately, the internet is the only place I've been published)
Anyway, a little bit about me:
Name: Rachael (and yes, the extra 'a' is apparently necessary)
DOB: September 13
Location: 221b Baker Street (I'll admit that's probably only in my dreams...)
Muse: Lola, a spider who's lived in my head since I was 12. I'll admit she's really more of a FanFiction muse; she likes to distract me from original stuff.
Religion: Agnostic Theism
I'm a 19 year old college student (on the verge of turning 20) who loves to write. I'm studying criminal psychology in school - just finished my first year actually - and unfortunately college does take away a lot of my writing time. Luckily, I'm on Summer Break at the moment (Woohoo) and free of school, tests and homework until August.
I'm obsessed with Crime Shows, Science Fiction, Supernatural, mysteries and horror stories. I refuse to watch gory movies because Saw makes no sense to me, especially after 7 movies and also because I find those moves less scary, more disgusting. Psychological and paranormal scary movies are much better in my humble opinion.
In all honestly, Doctor Who is my religion, the Doctor is my God and his companions are the angels. I'm not sure if The Master is Satan or not... I suppose he is. Which means the Daleks are the demon minions and they wouldn't like to hear that.
And yes, my pen name IS a Doctor Who reference. If you don't know what it's a reference to, then you haven't seen Doctor Who before and I pity you, but will explain it: The Master hears constant drums beating in his head to a rhythm of four. *tap tap tap tap* *tap tap tap tap* *tap tap tap tap* *tap tap tap tap* Also, if you listen to the Doctor Who theme song, you can hear that underlying rhythm of four there as well. I'm not sure if that was intentional or not...
Dr. Spencer Reid doesn't know it yet, but he's my future husband.
I have a thing for geniuses, especially arrogant geniuses (Reid being the sole exception to the arrogance rule). Some of my favorite fictional characters are:
Sherlock Holmes (the stories, the movies and the BBC production, "Sherlock")
Dr. Gregory House (House, M.D.)
Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
The Doctor (Doctor Who)
Dr. Owen Harper (Torchwood)
Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
And of course there are others, but those are my favorite arrogant geniuses (again, Reid being the exception). I think all of them could do with a good ego-puncher, especially Sherlock and House. Owen's not technically a genius, but he's smart enough to have become a doctor and he's a real bastard too. But one thing they do all have in common: they're damaged as hell and probably not gonna be fixed. Even Reid is broken. Maybe that's why I love them... Oh crap. That makes me the equivalent to Dr. Cameron (House)! I don't wanna be her. Jeesh...
Anyway, I love writing and making up my own little worlds and I'm fascinated by the way the human mind works. It's probably why I love Criminal Minds above all other crime/dramas. Criminal Minds goes into how the UnSubs think and why they committed the crimes and did the things that they did. Also, Criminal Minds is just awesome. Seriously.
I detest mushy romance stories. I hate Mary-Sues and I believe that every human being is flawed and I don't believe in love at first sight. Which should tell you right there what my opinion on Twilight is. (I've read all four books and suffered through the first two movies, they're trivial, pointless, plot-less drivel and that's all I can say).
I have a weird thing for superheroes. Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman. Any superhero except Super Man. Super Man can rot. I hate him more than any evil bad guy ever created.
I'm technically an adult, but I still love cartoons and some of my favorite shows are Disney shows... A.N.T. Farm, So Random!, Wizards of Waverly Place, Phineas and Ferb, etc. I love iCarly and Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. I used to live on Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon. Obviously, I wasn't a "typical" little girl.
Harry Potter is my longest obsession/addiction/love. Half of my life has been devoted to Harry Potter. Since I was 10 I've been reading the books and watching the movies. I've grown up with Harry Potter and nothing anyone can ever say will ever change my mind or make me dislike it. JK Rowling is a genius, a brilliant writer and one of the brightest minds of this generation. I love her for writing Harry Potter and know that if you insult it I will murder you. Violently.
I write a lot of diverse stuff. At least I try to anyway. I love Science Fiction, Supernatural, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Crime/Drama... Anything except romance I have written before. And I HAVE written Romance, just not what I'd consider "good" romance. I'm still iffy on my ability to write honest romance.
However, I'm a huge slash fangirl (slash = man/man, boy/boy, homosexual couple) and have written quite a lot of it.
Lately most of my writing is for FanFiction, however and it's tough work getting Lola to let me focus on anything else (she's currently obsessed with Sherlock). But I have been and always will write my own original stuff as well, so just be patient with me if updating my stories seems to be taking a while. That's Lola trying to get me to write more fanfiction.
I'm a sucker for happy endings, but also a realist and know that not everyone can always live and sometimes, the girl doesn't get the guy. Sometimes the guy's a dick. So I TRY very hard to keep my stories grounded in reality (yes, even stories about ghosts and aliens and wizards) as much as possible. I don't want people's emotional reactions to come across as ridiculous unless that character would have honestly reacted that way.
In all honesty, it's easier to keep a fanfiction character in character than it is my own characters sometimes. I let Lola and my characters write the story, I just listen to the voices tell me what to type next. So sometimes, I struggle over how a specific character will react to something. It's weird, but that's just me. Lola is secretive, she doesn't like to tell me everything. Sometimes I know what's coming in the end, sometimes I'm just following along until the end smacks me in the face.
One thing I rarely do is plan a story out. I might have the entire story in my head, I might only have bits and pieces and scenes and dialogue from somewhere far down the line. But I never sit down and write and outline. It has never worked for me before in all the years I've been writing.
I've grown quite a lot as a writer thanks to FanFiction - I shudder just thinking about some of the crap I've penned in the past. My only real defense is that I was young and stupid. I'm still young and still pretty stupid sometimes, but much smarter and hopefully a much better writer than when I was 10.
So I hope you enjoy my stories and please, please review if you read them. I am open to any kind of criticism as long as it's honest. Don't be rude about it, but don't hold back in fear of hurting my feelings. I want to know what you think. If the dialogue was stiff, if the plot is silly, it there's a plot hole, if I made a mistake. Do me a favor, TELL ME. I want to be a writer, I take my writing seriously. So tell me what you liked, what you didn't like. Rip the story to pieces if you must, just be honest.
I'm on Facebook:
If you send me a friend request on Facebook please let me know that you're from FictionPress and who you are so that I'll know.
I've got a page on Facebook with my best friend, Beth. I post information about coming stories and ideas on there and we talk about random things like TV shows and actors and movies. If you're interested:
Like us if you want ;)
And I (obviously) have a fanfiction. Currently there are 70 stories (and I'm always writing more) ranging from Criminal Minds, to Being Human to Doctor Who, to Sherlock and crossovers as well. I'd love for you to check them out, they're my babies (and if you do, please don't forget to review! Anonymous reviewing is enabled here and on FF if you don't have an account!):
My friend Laura, who is both on this site and on FanFiction as SlasherrGirl also has a Tumblr blog called Ask the Geniuses that includes Sherlock, The Doctor, Reid, Jane and Brennan (Sherlock, Doctor Who, Criminal Minds, Mentalist and Bones respectively) on the TARDIS (Sherlock, Reid, Jane and Brennan are the Doctor's new companions). It's really interesting and funny and seriously amazing:
Current Stories In Progress:
Nightingale A Sherlock Holmes-esque Supernatural/Horror/Mystery story with Zoey Nightingale, former Homicide Detective turned PI as the main character. Currently two chapters posted. Last Updated May 28, 2012
Feel free to PM me and ask questions or give me advice (or ask for advice if you think I can help). I'm always happy to help if I can and always open to suggestions and ideas as well.
(Do me a favor though and don't ask to do collaborations unless I know you VERY well, and probably not even then. I'd rather only do those on FanFiction and, again, with people I know well. I've had some people ask me to collaborate with them and I didn't even know them at all! Please do not do that, my answer will be a polite no.)
You … you told me once … that you weren't a hero. Umm… There were times when I didn't even think you were human, but let me tell you this. You were the best man, the most human ... human being that I've ever known and no one will ever convince me that you told me a lie, and so ... there. I was so alone ... and I owe you so much. But please, there's just one more thing, one more thing, one more miracle, Sherlock, for me, don't be ... dead. Would you do that just for me? Just stop it. Stop this…
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