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Joined 03-15-03, id: 346441
Author has written 9 stories for General, General, Love, Friendship, Family, Religion, and Life.
I wouldn’t waste my time with this, but it’s your call (and if you make it to the end…well, you’ll see)…

Name: Bethany *last name bleeped out*

Age: 14 (15 on August 30, baby)

Grade: 8, wait...going into 9th

Religion: Christian Reformed (yes, that’s right, I’m a Jesus-freak. Say what you will, nothing’s gonna change my mind).

Favorite Bible verses:
All of Romans 8 (esp. 37-39)
I Corinthians 13:13
John 14:27
Hebrews 11:1
Jeremiah 29:11
Philippians 1:9-11
Psalm 27
Genesis 1:26&27
Genesis 3:15

Siblings: Kati (11) and Nathan (3)

Best Friend: Girl named Mary Helen. (Pen name: NatashaRostof)

Why my best friend: Honest, Fun, Kind, Caring, Compassionate, Sense of Humor, Smart, Christian, Beautiful inside and out, Loving, Friendly…need I say more?

Other friends: Too many to name them all. But I love you all and you know who you are.

Hobbies: Writing (duh!), Reading, Singing, Sports (occasionally- bastketball and softball are my favs.), movies and TV.

Choir: Yes, I am in a choir. Since I was five. North American Choral Company!!! I love to sing and one of the coolest parts about choir is you get to meet all these totally awesome people!

Places I’ve been: All over the US. I’ve also been to Canada (YEAH!!!), China (to get my little brother), and Ireland (on a choir tour. Most beautiful place on earth!!!).

And now…Entertainment! (my favorite thing)

Favorite Movie: Chicago!!!!!! (I LOVE IT!)

Sad Movies: One True Thing (esp. the Christmas tree scene) and Sophie's Choice (the climactic scene, can't tell you what happens or I'll give it away, but it's super sad).
Funny Movies: Bridget Jones’ Diary, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Down With Love, and Bringing Up Baby
Scary Movie: What Lies Beneath and The Ring (ahhhhh, just saw it!!!)
Music Movie: Music of the Heart
Musical (other than Chicago): Moulin Rouge
Old Movies: Kramer vs. Kramer and The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Fantasy Movies: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship and Two Towers
Action Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
Sci-Fi Movie: The Matrix (hello!), but NOT Reloaded (bleck!)
Kids Movie: Finding Nemo (love it!)
Depressing Movie: The Hours (the book is even worse. Their both well written there's just something very important missing- Jesus. Without that, there's just this big hole that makes it horribly depressing.)
Other Movies: Far From Heaven, Jerry MacGuire, I Am Sam, etc.

Favorite Actress: MERYL STREEP!!! Dude, she’s like the best actress ever! She’s been nominated for 13 Oscars!! She’s a history-maker!!! She’s the only actress who can make me cry one minute and laugh the next (though Katharine Hepburn comes close, but sorry peeps, I still think Meryl's better). In my opinion, her best movies are Sophie's Choice, One True Thing, Kramer vs. Kramer, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, and Music of the Heart. If you haven’t seen them, I HIGHLY recommend them. Sophie's Choice is a such a sad and powerful movie and Meryl is phenomenal beyond words. She speaks tons of Polish in it, too! It's amazing.

Other Favorite Actresses: Renee Zellweger (She sings, she dances, she’s funny, love her!), Catherine Zeta-Jones (another Chicago babe), Michelle Pfeiffer (What Lies Beneath, whoop!), Cate Blanchett (Meryl jr.), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, and, while I hate to admit it, she did rock in The Hours), Julianne Moore (if you’ve seen Far From Heaven, you’ll love her), Sandra Bullock (funny lady), Carrie-Anne Moss (*cough* Matrix *cough*), the late Gilda Radner (SNL!), and, of course, the First Lady of Cinema, Katharine Hepburn.

Favorite Actor: Uh, Dustin Hoffman. Not for looks, but for talent (I mean, c’mon, Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man, and Tootsie!)

Other Favorite Actors: (based purely on talent, not looks) Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire!), Hugh Grant (ok, he’s pretty cute, but also v. funny), Nicholas Cage (have you seen Adaptation?), Richard Gere (CHICAGO!), Robert Redford (blame my father), Robert DeNiro (also blame my father), Ewan McGregor (he's hot, he sings..what more can a girl want!), Orlando Bloom (isn't it obvious?)…and many more.

Other Stuff:

Favorite Book: Well, #1 is definently the Bible (duh!) But also love Bridget Jones’ Diary!!! And One True Thing.

Favorite Group: Evanescence

Favorite Song: Anything from Chicago, particularly All that Jazz, Roxie, and I Move On. Also, anything by Evanescence, esp. Bring Me To Life and Hello.

Favorite Choir Song: Carrickfergus (Absolutely no one knows it). And if you've ever heard a talented choir perform Franz Biebel's version of Ave Maria, you have to say "wow". Oh, and Ave Maris Stella. Absolutely breath-taking.

Favorite Hymn: Children of the Heavenly Father and How Can I Keep From Singing?

Finally, here are some quotes:

First, my favorite quote:
"People will forget what you say, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

"Sing every song as though you never want it to end."
~Lauren (my friend from choir, can you tell?)
This quote is probably the motto for everyone in my choir. For me, singing is the greatest way of praising God. I always feel closer to Him when I sing. Its an amazing feeling. So amazing that I can't explain it.

"You want advice, well here it is, direct from me to you: Keep your paws off my underware."
--Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) in Chicago

"The sea monkey has my money!"
--Dory in Finding Nemo

"Oh, the truth, I do not even know what the truth is...after all these lies I have told."
--Sophie (Meryl Streep) in Sophie's Choice

"You're a pontificating old poop."
--Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

"It's not that I don't like you Susan because, after all, in moments of quiet I'm strangely drawn to you, but...well, there haven't been any quiet moments."
--David (Cary Grant) in Bringing Up Baby

"Oh, we're going to talk about ME, are we? Goodie."
--Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) in The Philadelphia Story

"Drink up me hearties, yo ho!"
--CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in Pirates of the Caribbean

"...He [Vile Richard] thinks we are the Bitch Queens from Hell- which, as Jude points out, is a misapprehension because, although we have discovered our Inner Bitches, we have not yet unlocked them."
--Excerpt from Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding

Ok, if you actually read all of that, then you are one of a the following:

a.One of my friends, most likely Mary Helen or Liz.
b.Lacking a life (Mark, this one’s you)
c.Bored, or possibly boring
d.Extremely Nosy (mind your own business!)
e.In love with me (this one’s my favorite)
f.Plotting to kill me (this one’s my least favorite)
g.Meryl Streep (ok, maybe not…although you could be Meryl Alice Rose Smith-and don't worry if you don't get that-lol!!!...)
h.A Publisher who has read my story and wants to publish it (in which case, please email me. My email address is located at the top for your convenience).
i.A Psycho
j.Putting off your homework
k.All of the above (is that possible?)

PS- Why did I say PS? This isn't a letter or anything! Anyway, if you have any interests similiar to mine described above, dude!!! Email me!
Oh, and reviews are loved!!! No flames though, please, but constructive critism is very much appreciated. I promise to review your stuff if you review mine!

One more thing: Check out Ben (PainKiller) on fictionpress. He's an awesome writer and a wonderful Christian.

Ok, one more thing, and then I'm seriously done.
Recomendations of my stuff:
1. The Gift of Love (my best story, I know it's long, but it is the best I have!)
2. Hope (for my dear friend, Katherine)
3.Simplicity (for all the Christians)
4.Underneath the Hijab
5. Save Me (it's not long, even though it is a story)
6. When First We Met
7. Forgotten
8. Lunchtime Sisters (the only funny one. If you know me from school, definently read it)
9. I Will Remember (September 11, I wrote it for English, so am not exactly thrilled by it)
10. The Guy (took me less than a minute to write. People, read my GOOD stuff!!!)

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Life in general by Wasted Postage reviews
These are several of my stanza and regular haikus, so read and review if you want. *Complete*
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 51 - Words: 3,267 - Reviews: 307 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/12/2003 - Published: 5/30/2003
Fiona's Story by NatashaRostof reviews
Fiona is an imperfect girl in this world of imperfection. Forced by her circumstances to be self-sufficient, her life has settled into a monotonous pattern. What happens when a wrench is thrown into her stable independence, only to be yanked out again?
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 18,749 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/11/2003 - Published: 3/2/2003
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The Gift of Love reviews
How do you forgive and forget the past, deal with the present, and still have hope for the future? -The story of a family. "...And if you stick with that person and love them, despite their faults, then THAT is true love." *Complete*
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 42,263 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 7/20/2003 - Published: 3/15/2003
Simplicity reviews
*Updated: The Trees in Their Seasons* Open your eyes and your heart, and you'll be able to see God in everything. A collection of poems about the simple things in life, and how God makes them miraculous.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 549 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/13/2003 - Published: 6/2/2003
Hope reviews
"You were my hope." God always puts people into our lives and just the right time.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 325 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 6/12/2003
Forgotten reviews
When you're young, you look at the life ahead of you, and you're filled with hopes and dreams. Looking back, it's never the way it once seemed.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 6/7/2003
When First We Met reviews
A mother first meets her newborn daughter.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/20/2003
Save Me reviews
Two girls, two lives, two pairs of sad eyes, two hearts yearning for a friend.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,097 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/20/2003 - Published: 4/25/2003
Lunchtime Sisters reviews
For the girls in my class. If you're not one of them, you probably won't get this at all...but still feel free to R&R.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 262 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/20/2003
The Guy reviews
About a guy I don't even know, save for a few stuttered words and a moment of eye contact. Please R&R!!!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 15 - Published: 4/17/2003
I Will Remember reviews
A poem about the horrors of September 11.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 4/13/2003