Derdriu
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Joined 02-13-03, id: 342791
Author has written 6 stories for Humor, Life, Humor, Play, and Love.
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Major: Physical Geography

Religion: Hindu

Current silly interest: X-Men movies and comic books

Beliefs about writing: I value the process of writing more than the final outcome. I believe that if you analyze art too much and pick it apart, then you lose the meaning of what it truly is. And writing is art, except for academic essays, that is. Those are just annoying. But all other writing is art--and should be done for the joy of discovery. Art is a reflection of our perception of reality.

Here is a quote from Edgar Allan Poe:

"Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence--whether much that is glorious--whether all that is profound--does not spring from disease of thought--from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect."

And here is another quote, just for good measure. I love this one to death. It is from Jane Eyre, which was written by the late Charlotte Bronte. Edward Rochester (poorly disguised as an old gypsy) says to Jane:

"The flame flickers in the eye; the eye shines like dew; it looks soft and full of feeling; it smiles at my jargon: it is susceptible; impression follows impression through its clear sphere; where it ceases to smile, it is sad; an unconscious lassitude weighs on the lid: that signifies melancholy resulting from loneliness. It turns from me; it will not suffer farther scrutiny; it seems to deny, by a mocking glance, the truth of the discoveries I have already made,--to disown the charge both of sensibility and chagrin: its pride and reserve only confirm me in my opinion. The eye is favourable.

"As to the mouth, it delights at times in laughter; it is disposed to impart all that the brain conceives; though I daresay it would be silent on much the heart experiences. Mobile and flexible, it was never intended to be compressed in the eternal silence of solitude: it is a mouth which should speak much and smile often, and have human affection for its interlocutor. That feature too is propitious.

"I see no enemy to a fortunate issue but in the brow; and that brow professes to say,-- 'I can live alone, if self-respect and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure, born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld; or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.' The forehead declares, 'Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision. Strong wind, earthquake-shock, and fire may pass by: but I shall follow the guiding of that still small voice which interprets the dictates of conscience.'"

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Shenandoah
just a short little poem dedicated to a friend of mine
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26 - Published: 9/9/2004
The Beef Angel
from the Canterbury Beef Tales (which is mine and contains 2 poems), a compilation of poems about the lives of cows.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Published: 1/25/2004
Who's Coming to Dinner? The World of War reviews
History project. 8 famous people who lived from 1910 to 1950 come to a seance/dinner party. Who’s there? None other than Czar Nicholas II, Hirohito, Mao Zedong, Anne Frank, Agatha Christie, Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Amelia Earhart, & Einstein
Fiction: Play - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,123 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/19/2003
The Beef Chief
One cow's story: from the Canterbury Beef Tales, a compilation of poems about the lives of cows. Can also be read as a satire.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Published: 3/21/2003
Return from Solitude reviews
Dark as night within a room, the door was shut...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/12/2003
Tales of Intrigue and Mystery
An arrogant saxophone player enlists in the Marine Corps Band. Little does he know what government conspiracies await him.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,123 - Published: 2/28/2003