Phoenix Ignition
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Joined 02-18-03, id: 343329
Author has written 18 stories for Life, Religion, General, Humor, Essay, Fantasy, and Fable.

-My Profile-

Gender: Male.

Age: 19 years, 4 months.

Height: About 5'8.

Weight: A miserable 127 pounds, about 20 pounds short of a desirable weight.

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee. Occasionally Cleveland, though less frequently now.

Natural Hair Color: Brown. Dark, or maybe light, depending on what I've used to wash it.

Eye Color: Hazel, with just a touch of green.

Nationality: Caucasian, rooted in various European ethnicities but basically just an American bastard,

Religous Affilation: No affiliation.

Popularity: I am liked by people, but my social network is not very broad. I'm okay with selectivity but would like to include more people in my life.

Love Interests: Currently none.

Likes:

Dislikes:

Personality: A tangled web of conflicting emotions. Some days I feel like all of the universe is working together to make my life amazing, other times I feel like it is conspiring against me. I range from quiet and contemplative to hyperactive and impulsive. I am perpetually addicted to coffee and we are often seen together.

Generic School Label: No real labels that I am aware of. I am generally looked upon as kind of mysterious, sometimes quiet, depending on the person. Someone once said that I looked like a serial killer. Someone else recently told me that I looked like the kind of student who would randomly open fire.

Generic Online Label: Heretic. I still visit Christian messageboards.

~Fears and other neuroses~

I have some fears. Judgment (which I blame on the church), bees and other buzzing, stinging, creepy looking bugs (fireants don't count, they don't buzz and aren't creepy looking), and vomit/vomiting are the main ones. I am a fairly stable person at the moment, except for undiagnosed ADHD which is driving me crazy and making me not write.

~My Hobbies~

Writing: When I do write, I usually journal or write fiction. My current project, 'The Unfamiliar', is a parable which was inspired by the unpredictability and illusory quality of life, which compelled me to look for wisdom and fulfillment in the places most would least expect to find it. The story follows the character of Ravin Belsough as he becomes alienated from his culture, yet is abandoned by everything he hopes will save him from it. It is a story of love, betrayal, and other such tired themes.

Reading: It is really hard for me to finish books, or even get very far in them, but I like theology, philosophy, and occasionally self-help, if I can turn my cynicism off long enough, and really good literature (it has to be good).

Internet: I read blogs: stevepavlina.com (a lot of different subjects related to personal development; this website has had an enormous impact on me), erinpavlina.com (Steve's wife, a psychic medium who is a little woo-woo for me sometimes, but worth reading), pickthebrain.com (intelligence and personal development), druidjournal.net (musings from a pagan in western Massachusetts), sladeroberson.com (a blogger here in Chattanooga and a friend of druidjournal.net), zenhabits.com (minimalist living, frequently updated). I do random websurfing quite often, but those are the sites I feel like advertising.

Video Games: Not a very common occurrence anymore. But I do like RPGs, old school and otherwise.

~My Favorites~

Color: I like Blue. Green is a close second. Autumnal colors are good, but only in combination.

Number: This is really a ridiculous question, but I do like 3, 7, 19, and 4096.

Sport: I don't do sports. If I had to pick, volleyball is a good one, and I might like to learn basketball sometime in the future.

Video Games: Final Fantasy, particularly IV (for the music), VII (Midgar is my favorite video game city of all time), VIII (I got very attached to the characters, and the music is really unique), and Tactics (amazing music and good storyline, although it does get progressively worse as Final Fantasy storylines seem to). Dragon Warrior (particularly III for gameboy, and V for SNES). Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross changed my life, expecially Cross. I can't speak a single ill of that game. I am also fond of Metal Gear Solid, for the old PSX.

Computer Games: The Sims (which I blame for losing much of my youth), The Sims 2, and Fable. I am also fond of some online games, such as addictinggames.com (Alchemy, Speedy Bubbles), and some RPGs.

Movies: Fight Club, The Butterfly Effect, Dead Poet's Society, Running With Scissors, Good Will Hunting, The Ring, The Sixth Sense, and some others. I'm not a big movie person but these have effected me the most.

Books: Fiction: George Orwell's '1984', Ray Bradbury's 'Farenheit 451', Goethe's 'Faust', Lousie Cooper's 'Indigo' saga, anything by H.P Lovecraft, occasionally Paulo Coelho, although his style is a little too simplistic for my tastes. Homer's 'The Odyssey' is a new favorite of mine as well. As far as non-fiction goes, I like various religious texts, popular theologians (Elaine Pagels is a good one), Philosophy (Thich Nhat Hanh, Bertrand Russell, Kahlil Gibran, Epictetus), some 'New Age' authors (Eckhart Tolle, William Buhlman, Robert Peterson, Margot Adler, John Michael Greer), and personal development books on whatever subjects I'm currently interested in. Just kidding, I don't have time to read.

Music: Staind, Trapt, Disturbed, Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Orgy, Thrice (Hence my pen name), Switchfoot, Killswitch Engage, Story of The Year, OneSideZero, Kittie, Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, and of course, The Ataris. Emo tear

~My Writing Information~

Best thing I've written: Possibly Burning Bridges, because it's the one I felt the most. You decide.

Worst thing I've written: Let's not go there, okay?

Longest thing I've ever posted: Don't know, but it's undoubtably been removed.

Poems I need more reviews on: I don't really need reviews. I don't write poetry to impress people.

Favorite Genres: Anything that I can relate to, and uses good imagery without relying on cliches or cheesy rhymes.

Favorite genres to write: Angst/spiritual.

Least Favorite Genres: That's too vague of a question.

~Progress~

I have finished uploading everything. Well, obviously not EVERYTHING,
but everything worth reading. I have also written some new poems that I
will post as soon as they are typed out and spell-checked multiple
times.

I currently accept any kind of review, including anonymous ones. But if you leave one, at least leave your e-mail address. And don't use 'u' as a word unless you want to see me lose my temper.

~News In my Life~

FP.net news: Look under ~Progress~.

Recent Uploads: Poetry. More is coming soon. Run!

~Quotes~

None right now.
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The Gingerhead Chronicles by Werecat99 reviews
A kitten sails away to the greatest adventure of his nine lives, from 16th century England to the Caribbean and ancient Egypt. A horror story from a feline POV. Chapter 6 Up.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,687 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 18 - Updated: 1/3/2004 - Published: 1/13/2001
The stench of Ancient Death by Werecat99 reviews
A necromancer, a mysterious scroll and the ruins of an ancient city. Not all that glitters is gold. *COMPLETE*
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Horror/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,012 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/15/2003
Stupidity by Narcissa Black reviews
A rant, exactly about what the title says. WARNING: Bad language!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,090 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/15/2003
Dreams and delusions by Alyx Bradford reviews
For anyone who's ever suffered a crisis of faith...
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 423 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/9/2003
Fantasies and RPG's by Tiefling reviews
A short poem about a conversation I had with a Christian girl
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 335 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/17/2003
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Angel Dust
Fear is the angel that never opened its wings, afraid that they were too small to fly.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Published: 10/7/2012
The Savage Vineyard
This is a parable addressing the dangers of social conditioning and the illusory qualities of life. It is rated for alcohol abuse.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,351 - Published: 12/29/2007 - Complete
The Unfamiliar
Ravin Belsough is convinced he has mastered the art of dreaming until nightmares shake his complacency. A quest to find the meaning of the art will lead him halfway around the world, until he finds the answer where he least expects it. Rated for violence.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,110 - Updated: 8/13/2007 - Published: 6/11/2007
Pirates reviews
A satirical proposition to end internet piracy.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 847 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/16/2006
Fallout of a Gender Schema reviews
Waking up to find that gender is not as absolute as we had previously assumed
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/14/2006
Prisons Without Walls reviews
Without walls, without bars, unguarded.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/4/2005
Totentanz reviews
A Dance With The Dead
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/1/2005
The Fallout
The consequences of repressing one's inhibitions and 'speeding' through life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Published: 4/1/2005
Siren
A man's encounter with a siren. This 'siren' is an avatar of his own vices, his own inclination towards evil, and his internal conflict as he chooses a life he knows is destroying him. Despite his claims to be 'naive', this is not his first encounter.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Published: 3/31/2005
Shades of Gray reviews
Shedding the preconceived image of the world around you, and embracing the deeper reality behind it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 271 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31/2005
Serenade of Stupid reviews
Written on impulse after being judged by someone who was obviously not fit to judge.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/31/2005
Order of Chaos
A battle of wits with an unarmed opponent. Such people will not listen to reason or even consider new ideas. But if you somehow break through their defenses, they will crumble like dirt.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Published: 3/31/2005
New Resolve reviews
'Locking horns' with a control freak only makes them feel threatened, thus tightening their iron grip. This speaks of reaching a mutual compromise or, more likely, leaving the relationship.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31/2005
Last Sunrise reviews
A slave to Death
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/31/2005
Infest reviews
Portrait of a decaying corpse, whose soul is too numb to depart. A hell in its own way.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2005
Eclipse reviews
A crisis of faith. However, truth is not dependant on one's faith in it.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/31/2005
Charade
When one trades the truth about themselves for a more socially acceptable image, they not only live a lie, but may eventually lose their original identity.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Published: 3/31/2005
Burning Bridges reviews
This speaks of coming to a point in a dysfunctional relationship, where one must burn the bridge between the tragic reality and the fantasy that brings only temporary comfort.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31/2005