Lockea Stone
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Joined 01-23-02, id: 159145, Profile Updated: 06-12-12
Author has written 4 stories for General, Spiritual, General, and Fantasy.

I pretty much deleted everything off my account save a few things. Because, really, I'll be honest. I don't care that much about fictionpress anymore. It was a great site when it first stared almost ten years ago, but now I find I'm much more successful at getting feedback when I post on sites like Livejournal so I post more often there than I do here. I might come back and start posting again here regularly, but I'm just not that invested in it. The work-to-payoff ratio sucks.

Yes, I'm updating Blood Promise over here, but even that's a chore to remember to do. Livejournal's just easier for me. If by some chance you enjoy either "Blood Promise" or "Unspoken", you can check out other Demestrian Oligarchy stories from their link page at http:///11436.html. I may eventually post "Senera Valley", "Flowers for Isabella", "The Space Between", "The Knife" and the others over here, but I somehow doubt that will happen anytime in the near future.

Likewise, on my LJ you can check out several one-shots and short stories, including "The Sun, the Moon, and the Silence" (The story goes that Queen Solara murdered her brother to obtain the throne, but a single mute slave knows a different story; one of betrayals, madness, and misplaced affections.) and "Seven Gold Coins" (Mark doesn't know much about Luka, only that a necklace with seven gold coins holds important memories for the young refugee trying to build a life for himself in a new country).

So, if I haven't completely bored you to death with my pessimism and lack of enthusiasm, here's a few stats about me.

Name: Lockea (pronounced Low-Kay-Ah in American English)

Gender: Some persuasion of the female kind.

Age: 22

Occupation: Graduate student / roboticist and artificial intelligence builder. AKA, she who will create Skynet someday.

Hobbies: Crafts, video games, story writing, electronics, writing/wiring up useless subroutines (such as making a robot dance or sing) to annoy my coworkers.

Favorite book: Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Engdahl.

Favorite genre: Science fiction. Especially space fiction.

Favorite online writer: None, really, but if I had to pick someone I'd probably pick Ocotilla (Esperanza) or freece (Captive Prince), or maybe maculategiraffe (The Slave Breakers) but then I also have to consider remyheart (Northern Corporate Dominion) oh but berthablue (The Other Side of Mercy) is so talented as is peony_black (Keplar)... and now you can see why you can never pick one absolute favorite when surrounded by talented people.

When I Grow Up I Want To: Design space colonies. Maybe even live on one of them.

One Fun Fact: I probably know more about life in space and space travel than you do. :)

Story from my days as an engineering student: A group of professors were invited onto an airplane. When they were all seated comfortably on the plane, they were told that the plane had been designed by their engineering students. All but one professor quickly got off the plane. When the one who remained was asked why he didn't disembark with the other students he said, "They may fear that the plane will break in the sky, but I know that any plane designed by my students will not even turn on."

Something my coworker posted in our lab: Theory is when you know everything and nothing works. Practice is when everything works and nobody knows why. In our lab, we combine practice with theory, which is why nothing works and nobody knows why.

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Blood Promise
Camp NaNoWriMo June 2012. After a political revolution turns the free Democracy of Demestris into a classist, slave-holding Oligarchy, two soldiers bound by a blood promise to each other attempt to navigate life in a society they barely understand. Slash, steampunkish/historical/Victoriana type setting, read the warnings inside.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,365 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/13/2012 - Published: 6/3/2012
Unspoken reviews
NaNoWriMo2009. Slash ish . In an Oligarchy where the rich hold all the power and a strict caste system allows for slavery, a noble and a slave find their lives intertwined by past mistakes, bitter regrets, and words unspoken.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 45,684 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/26/2009 - Published: 11/1/2009
Angels By Day reviews
A month after her friend dies in an accident where she was behind the wheel, a girl writes a letter and leaves it on his grave. Mistakes, hope, love, strength. Grant me safety in the Shelter of your Wings
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 410 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/26/2005
It's Been A While... reviews
Just a short poem for my friends. It's kinda sad. Not teary eyed though. If you're looking for something to send to someone a long ways away. Here it is.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 8/9/2002