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Joined 07-30-21, id: 1158132, Profile Updated: 11-13-21
Author has written 2 stories for Young Adult.

Survived the days of box TVs, Windows Vista, MS Clippy, bird flu, swine flu, four years in college, and now currently surviving COVID-19. What can I say? Here are some facts about me:

Favorite modern song: Demons (Imagine Dragons) -- the lyrics hit much harder ten years later.

Favorite classical (a.k.a. written by some old dude in a powdered wig) song: Fantasie Impromptu (Chopin)

Favorite TV show: Doctor Who

Favorite movie: Like Sunday, Like Rain

Favorite designer: Lee McQueen

Wattpad: Turtles5188

I'm also willing to be a beta-reader; just PM me first. I'm not picky about genre or anything because I believe in writers helping each other get better.


Works-in-progress

THE GREEN BINDER: Literary/contemporary; full manuscript complete (~98k words); will update once a week

SCORPIO: Contemporary/sci-fi/romance; full manuscript complete, but may undergo major edits (currently ~80k words); will probably update once a month


The greatest reveals in pop culture of all time, ranked:

1. "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" -- Inigo Montoya as he's closing in with a rapier blade on his lifelong enemy.

2. "Luke, I am your father." -- Darth Vader in his classic gravelly voice

3. "You're a wizard, Harry!" -- Hagrid the giant to a stunned, bespectacled orphan

4. I AM NUMBER FOUR (couldn't resist that one )

5. Hopefully, I'll write something that can eke in right here. Already planning something (a.k.a. Green Binder version 3.0)


Favorite books:

After re-reading bits of MR and Twilight because...ya know?...boredom during quarantine does funny things to your brain, I decided to separate out my list of favorite books into two lists. This is primarily because my favorite books from my childhood hold a special place in my heart, but returning to them about ten years later really made me cringe at what I had liked about them to begin with. Anyways...

[A] Favorite books from my childhood (in no particular order):
~ Everyday (David Levithan) ... Haven't re-read this yet, and probably won't in the future because I read this book at least five times over the course of one week my freshman year of high school after an exceptionally good friend graduated, and I want to keep that memory golden.

~ Maximum Ride series (but only up to Angel because the philosophical differences between JP and I are irreconcilable after that... Let's NEVERMORE talk about Nevermore) ... Was literally questioning my book choices as a teenager after re-reading the first 30 pages of this. I was like, WHY? WHY? Why did you think this was good writing back then? Then again, still a charming series.

~ Harry Potter series (the-author-who-need-not-be-named) ... May move this to list [B]; haven't re-read yet but am expecting good things.

~ Legend series (Marie Lu) ... Haven't re-read yet

[B] Favorite books from more recently (in no particular order):
~ The Princess Bride (William Golding) ... "Hello. I am Inigo Montoya..." Y'all know what comes next ;)

~ Fashion Climbing (Bill Cunningham) ... About a near-penniless milliner making ostentatious hats for constipated Hamptons ladies.

~ The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath) ... YESYESYES! Know the author has wicked good poetry, but this is an absolutely WONDERFUL book!

~ Tess of d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy) ... Gets a lot of flak from kids who were assigned to read it for English (I was never assigned this book), but I love the story. Goes really well with Fantasie Impromptu, by the way.

~ Les Misérables (Victor Hugo) ... This book will BLOW. YOUR. MIND.


Best books-to-songs match-ups (IMO):

~ Max x Fang from Maximum Ride = "Stand by You," Rachel Platten ("And love if your wings are broken, please take mine 'til yours can open, too...")

~ Grace x Sam from Shiver = "Wolves," Selena Gomez ("I've been crying with the wolves to get to you...")

~ Bella x Edward from Twilight = "Unconditionally," Katy Perry ("I will love you unconditionally...")

~ Katniss x Peeta from The Hunger Games = "Rise," Katy Perry ("Don't be surprised, I will still rise...")

~ Anastasia x Christian from Fifty Shades of Grey (haven't read this, but based on what I know...) = "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga ("You and me could write a bad romance...")...literally wrote a bad romance...

~ Astrid x Sam from Gone = "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons ("I'm radioactive, radioactive...")

~ June x Day from Legend = "Centuries," Fall Out Boy ("Some legends are told...")

~ The Notebook = "Mariage d'Amour," Paul de Senneville (incorrectly labelled as "Chopin's Spring Waltz" on YouTube, but WHATEVER -_-)


The MR Pledge:
I promise to remember Max whenever I must lead.
I promise to remember Fang when I would rather not speak.
I promise to remember Iggy whenever something explodes.
I promise to remember Nudge when someone just keeps talking.
I promise to remember Gazzy when it just plain stinks.
I promise to remember Angel when someone manipulates.
I promise to remember Jeb when someone is a traitor.
I promise to remember Ari whenever life's not fair.
I promise to remember Lissa and Brigid when they are a player.
I promise to remember these,
Cross my heart,
Hope to sing,
And take a chainsaw to my wing.


Favorite random quotes from decades-old FFN profiles:

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate.

I’m not sleeping. I’m just looking at the insides of my eyelids.

Why do companies offer you "free gifts?" Since when has a gift NOT been free?

If con is the opposite of pro, is "Congress" the opposite of "progress"?

Yesterday is history...tomorrow is a mystery...but today is a gift...that is why it is called the present.

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Palace of Oblivion by everywinternight reviews
Has it ever happened to you that the solution to a problem became your next problem and you had to find a solution to your solution? That happened to Lune Averell. Well, that and some more supernatural problems where the fae sense of superiority, unwanted love and lewd remarks are the least of the problems. All rights reserved
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 62,258 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/2 - Published: 6/4
The Power and the Glory by Nerissa-McC reviews
How to study necromancy, accidentally start the zombie apocalypse, and discover the skeletons hidden in your family's closet: a guide by Abihira Sinistrah. (Or, why you should always read the fine print before raising the dead.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 65 - Words: 160,138 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/18 - Published: 5/11/2020 - Complete
Like Never Ever by icaruswalks reviews
Lottie wants a boyfriend. Elías has experience, kinda, not really. Elías wants to confess. Lottie has no experience whatsoever. So when she strikes a disastrous deal with the notorious pretty boy-whore, she just might believe she's gotten herself mixed up with love and all its complicated, dramatic, deep, deep shit.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 142,028 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/26 - Published: 9/13/2018
phases of flight by anachronisms reviews
Mariel Cole harbors nothing but friendship toward mild-mannered Luke Rawlings. In fact, she thinks his girlfriend is absolutely perfect for him. She's perfectly content with all this. Until, of course, she isn't. Because that's how things are.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 36,576 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/3 - Complete
Four Seasons of Rainy Days by noveltealover reviews
When Lành (a.k.a. Renée a.k.a. Raini) Đặng & Patrick (a.k.a. Tripp) Wiley cross paths more than once, they never expect their lives to change in extraordinary ways. They meet in summer, become friends in autumn, confess their feelings in winter and fall in love in spring. Over the span of four seasons, they'll experience the ups and downs of friendship, love, and loss. [Dual POV]
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 94,200 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/4 - Published: 2/4/2017
Adoring December by Emoddess reviews
December Scarborough never saw it coming. But maybe she should have, considering how he scowled at her so hard in the music store that it might as well be permanent on his face. Throw in some cousins, friends, an estranged brother, a weird feud and a twin, she really should have anticipated it.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 208,213 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/1 - Published: 11/7/2015
Prelude by our-embossed-sky reviews
The untold story behind Rachmaninov's Prelude in D Major, Opus 23 No. 4
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,635 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/15 - Complete
Gakuen St Warriors by lirianstar reviews
Welcome to St Warriors Academy, where teachers toss grenades and hunt kids. Where student councils act like cults and kids with strange abilities do as they wish. Enter a fantastical world where outright insanity, weird friendships, and mysteries await! (Reviews returned!) Ch. 145: A Fiery Risk!
Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 145 - Words: 567,963 - Reviews: 728 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 4/10 - Published: 8/29/2017
Mother of Learning by nobody103 reviews
Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. 'Groundhog Day' style setup in a fantasy world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 108 - Words: 804,117 - Reviews: 6073 - Favs: 4,732 - Follows: 5,855 - Updated: 2/10/2020 - Published: 10/17/2011 - Complete
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Don't Mess with the Goat's Green Binder reviews
Bookish perpetual outsider Ari escapes small-town Appleton for Excelsior, a top-tier Ivy League university in the heart of a big city. To keep herself sane amidst all the insanity when the [redacted] hits the fan, she writes letters to a mysterious friend from her unresolved past.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 63 - Words: 56,555 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/27 - Published: 7/31
Scorpio reviews
A desert-town math whiz meets an ambidextrous artist, a Scorpio...in the wake of a best friend's death, a tornado tearing through the Mohave, two unmarked white envelopes of terror, a diamond pearl that might be LSD, and pencil sketches that look so real they could come to life.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,801 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/27 - Published: 9/30