Nestalgica
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Joined 01-28-04, id: 395159, Profile Updated: 12-15-08
Author has written 4 stories for General, Family, Love, and Young Adult.

Hello!

Well, for whatever reason and in whatever manner, you've stumbled upon the page containing my poetry and prose, and even if by accident did this occur, I thank you for your presence. I do appreciate it, even if you leave no trace whatsoever of your visit. :)

I am a 18-year-old writer who has a hazy idea of what he'd like to do when he grows up, but generally just goes with the flow. My writing focuses on little vignettes, little happenstances that help people appreciate their worlds around them and the people with whom they interact. The appreciation can be either positive or negative, but the fact that attention is being paid in the characters' directions can help people not only understand those characters, but maybe a little about themselves. I love details, and I love the little imperfections in people that make them so goddamn real.

My philosophy is that Every story is true, even if there is no fact. It's why I write, and it's why I read: to reveal, and have revealed to me, truth. If you can reveal to me some kind of truth, then you have (in my eyes, of course, which are small and isolated) succeeded as a writer.


A little about me:

My name is Max, and I was born on August 24th in Lawrence, KS. I lived six years there, then twelve in Portland, OR, and I'm now going to college in Kalamazoo, MI.

I'm greatly influenced by the music I listen to, so check out my Most Played at last.fm/users/Nestalgica.

I am also a member of the art site deviantART.com, where my username is exactly the same as it is here. This website was my first love, however, back when I was thirteen and still writing absolutely terrible fantasy stories that I thought were the absolute best things since Harry Potter. Clearly, we all change. :B I do Fractal Art, which is mathematically-based swirly things that look fairly pretty.

Some of my favourite books include: Spilling Clarence by Anne Ursu, The Wayfarer Redemption Series by Sara Douglass, The Stones Of Summer (only parts 1 and 2) by Dow Mossman, His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman, House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski, The Disapparation of James by Anne Ursu, How Soccer Explains The World by Franklin Foer, The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier, The Lost Years Of Merlin Series by T. A. Barron, A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, and about a hundred other books that are currently sitting on my overstuffed shelf next to my bed.


My AIM username is StarDrifter90

My MSN address is Nestalgica@hotmail.com

My e-mail is StarDrifter_90@yahoo.com

If you have questions or requests, feel free to ask, but PLEASE, if u type liek dis dont bother me k? k.


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The Brilliance of the Eastern Path by The Manifesto reviews
I did not want to leave you...but destiny had other things in mind.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 204 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/19/2006
Barbie Dolls, Fried Chicken, and Fly Away Hair by deeper-meanings21 reviews
This is an editorial I submitted to my school paper...It's about self-image and whether or not God cares about our physical appearance. PLEASE R+R!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 596 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/8/2005
Dust Mote by Draketeeth reviews
Short story. Light and Dark, Truth and Lies, What's real?
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,257 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/1/2005
The End of the Next World Over by welchs828 reviews
It's the end of the earth as Isaac knows it. For the undemanding suburban girl Sasha, who lives a universe away, it's the beginning of a new world of crazy-ass fun. Not really.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 745 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/9/2005
sunshower by sunshower reviews
The darkest time of my life. Nothing can fully comprehend it and the full meaning behind my acquired name. Not even I.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/25/2005
Kill a Star for Me by Letalis Fortuna reviews
Just a random poem that is sort of celesital themed.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/31/2005
Letter To The Cutter by deeper-meanings21 reviews
This is a letter my counselor made em write to "the cutter"...my second identity that controls my body when i cut...R+R plz!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 522 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/29/2005
Mommy Died by deeper-meanings21 reviews
sad poem i wrote. inspired by francesca (RIP we love and miss u)..plz R+R
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/21/2005
The Realm of Rain by Caim reviews
Earth is made up of elements and losing even one - can be tragedy. Humans have become pawns of the hidden God and Ophian has become a puppet on strings. Stopping a sin is just causing one; saving lives...is killing another.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,236 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 4/21/2005 - Published: 3/13/2005
Stronger Than You by deeper-meanings21 reviews
I think I wrote this more for me to feel stronger...but idk...I want to know ur opinions! R+R PLEEEEZ!
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/10/2005
Miss Me Now? by Suicidal Skies reviews
Will you miss me when I'm gone?
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/30/2005
Thoughts of A Deep Mind by deeper-meanings21 reviews
You would be amazed how bored I am! These are my thoughts...Hope you find it somewhat amusing! R+R
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/26/2005
The Letter That Said It All by deeper-meanings21 reviews
Story I Wrote. It was my first FINISHED short story. It's about a guy who kills himself and this letter he wrote to his gf...it's strong.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/23/2005
The Halls by deeper-meanings21 reviews
Somewhat disturbing. A lot of my stuff covers a topic most are uncomfortable to speak about.
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/23/2005
Paint by bleeding subterfuge reviews
Paint a world that's perfect, then put it on a shelf... don't let them see the truth, your desperate cry for help...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 203 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/26/2005
The Forbidden Room by forever in blue jeans reviews
One-shot. When Jadyn Reynolds attends a party at a creepy old mansion, she reveals one of the house's many secrets.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,708 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/3/2005
Messing With Me by emolosesgirl reviews
What's up with these chain letters
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 398 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/6/2004
Eternal Vow by Ina-Shiri reviews
"Even if it takes forever, I’ll find my way back to you..." A vow that promises to overcome even death just to finally join together in another life- but what could be done if the two lovers were torn apart and born into two different worlds?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,057 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 7/9/2004 - Published: 4/1/2004
A Wolves Quest by LordUltima reviews
Life as a human was too tough, now we spend our days as as Anthromorophs
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 38 - Words: 77,950 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 5/15/2004 - Published: 1/25/2004
Reminiscence by Kristyne reviews
Aidan remembers the best thing in his life... (It was written quickly... so don't expect anything too much. Short Story.)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 495 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/9/2004
Wild Ones by brandysauce reviews
Surrealist short story. Metaphorical. Had a bad night on the mental ward...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 288 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/17/2004
The Rain Belongs To Me by kurai-kitsune reviews
The rain always brings me such a high, just a small thing about rain. It's better than it sounds, I think.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 453 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/25/2004
Passing by FAKEromances reviews
A one-shot in which the world ends, and one man previously taught not to think ponders. Review if you want to. :) [STORY EDITED! much has been added. still a one-shot, however :).]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,456 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/1/2004
A Light by Repair My Wings reviews
The idea behind my penname.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/3/2003
Anatomy Of A Cutter by Enmity reviews
Just some thoughts on myself and my supposedly bad habit of cutting. Yes, more intersing that I'm making ti out to me, I swear.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 727 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/11/2003
Writer's Block by Anarril reviews
A poem about writer's block-how ironic.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2003
On a Winter's Eve by SheepiChan reviews
Just a little something I wrote up. Please R&R. Flames will be fed to Bob the Evil Purple Llama.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/30/2003
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Those Last Days reviews
One-shot. Been working on it for a few weeks, looking for wider critique now. Basically finished. I fail so badly at summaries. It's a story about intimacy without the romance.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,055 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/15/2008
Afternoon Alexithymia
I decided to write a poem about my favourite word, Alexithymia. Look it up if you have to. :p This is about a couple whose relationship is slowly dying. Complete.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Published: 4/8/2008 - Complete
You Tell Stories With Your Fingers reviews
A poem about a boy finding some history with his craft. We'll call it In-Progress, 'cause I may or may not add more to it. I'll see how it goes.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2008
Orange Sky
A character sketch, per se, written in the 2nd person. I wanted to experiment a little with this, so I hope you like it. :D
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 690 - Published: 4/8/2008 - Complete