Pico the Great
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Joined 09-01-04, id: 433812
Author has written 16 stories for Mythology, Humor, Historical, Fantasy, Nature, Fantasy, Essay, Manga, and Sci-Fi.

5/11/06: This site has become a depository for my old writings. I don't think I'll be updating here anymore.

It was good while it lasted. But I've moved on, and I've grown up. Thanks.

-PTG


7/5/05: Dear everyone:

I will be on vacation til the end of August. Until said til, I will not be posting or popping around on this site. That is all.

You may have noticed that I have not posted anything on this site for quite a while. Those who have noticed this are intelligent people and shall be rewarded with cookies later (those who haven't: shame on you.)This is not to say that I haven't written. I've been focusing on rewriting the first thirty-nine pages of my novel from scrach - no small task, I assure you. In the way of small stuff, Ihave written a couple of fairy tales (stfu, yo, they're Original), which you are free to view on my Livejournal, provided you leave a comment.

Note, as well, that my livejournal is a source of fun, and does not necessarily reflect how I act. I do speak, on it, in netspeak every now and then, because I find it an amusing way to speak. If you need translation of something, again, leave a comment.

So. Novel, vacation, Pico away, writing more when back, and so on. I think that covers it.

Ta all!

-PTG


Contents!

1. Stories (Explanations, etc.)
2. Stats
3. Favorite books, chars, etc.
4. Review Policy
5. Other

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STORIES
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Lokasenna: This is me all-time favorite of the stories I've posted on this site. I had fun writing it, and once, in the middle, part of it just disappeared off my computer and I had to rewrite it from memory. Anyway, it is finished now, but if you're looking for a good yarn (and the norns are always looking for a good yarn), then read it. Even if you're not a Loki-type: the guy's cool, and it works.

The Second Loki: Old, but just fun. I stopped at a point, and will, when I reach/post that point, continue, hopefully in the same vein. The figth scene I shall hope to post some time this week! Plus I tweaked some its, so worry not, there shall be much action and stuff. Updates unspecified days.

The Loss of Orlandi: Inspired by Robert Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess." Note the word "inspired:" a lot of it is kept to the story I imagined behind Last Duchess, but it continues, and goes off on several thousand tangents. My first real political intrigue story (I'm so proud ). Also, indeterminate time period: Not exactly the Rennaissance, but certainly no later than eighteen-so. Updates less frequently now, because I'm still interested, but I've got stuffs to do.

Geoffrey Faulkner: Either on hold or finished, at the moment. I meant to do more, but I can't put the more into words. I guess it may just have been a one-day thing: think of it, write it, and forget about it. But it was fun to write.

Civil War Letters: I should put that last letter up, shouldn't I?

Why Do I Hate French?: I wonder if it was even noticed? Just a little autobiographical incident that explains my sentiments towards my french teacher. Names have been changed, and, no, I have no idea where the name "Infi" came from.

Three Curses: A manga my friends and I worked up when I was but a lowly junior. hehehe... Anyway, here it is, script-ised.

Nittany Fall: I have no idea what possessed me to write this. I was working on my novel, twhen all of a sudden I got writer's block. Then I tried to edit and got editor's block. Then (it was late) I went to brush my teeth, and I got bored, and started writing off the top of my head. ... ... ... This is not my first attempt at a Sci-Fi story, but it is the first one I've posted (I'm still working on typing out Shinji's Own). It was almost completely unplanned.I am not a very military-oriented person, so I apologize if those who are find mistakes/flaws. I'm also not so much a sci-fi person. I know some basics, I make up some basics, but if you're looking for technology, forget it. Really. My worlds focus more on the human aspect than on the technological or alien aspects, but this is still a fun tale. With that rant, enjoy Nittany Fall.

Stuff to look for: !!! Yeah, I'm writing stuff all across the board: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mythology, Essay, Poetry, Young Adult, History, alla that. SO wherever you are, whomever you are, I can cater to you.(I did not mean that wrongly.) Good times? Good times.

Loptursson: a possible sequel to Lokasenna, or maybe a stand-alone, Whatever. I"ll figure it out.

Shinji's Own: Sci-Fi. A one-day thing. I'll edit it up a bit, then post it. Maybe I'll even continue the story. Oh, I have Ideas there. Many, many ideas.

Kleis Wanderer/ Owen and the Crown: Should I call this after the heroine? Or should I go for irony and call it after the prick? E mail me with suggestions, KW or OatC as the subject-line. This is my novella, BTW.

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POEMS
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Indeed: Just a randomness poem. I was writing a review to someone, and it just came out.

The Crazy Old Man: Ah, the immortal Crazy Old Man On The Street Corner. We will never forget you. My favorite of my humor poems, simply because of the weirdness value.

Ballad of the Caitiff's Reprieve: Just entered this in the Reflections Contest for school. Theme: "A different kind of hero..." Well, Hel, if a demon's not a different kind of hero, I'll eat my moniter. Don't you love those Reflections themes? So...deep...and meaningful... (coughcoughchokehackdie.) Anyway, we'll see what comes of it. Update, 3/1/05: Yeah, I entered it. And d'you know what I got? A CERTIFICATE OF FRICKIN" ACKNOWLWEDGEMENT! Here, Pico, you EXIST! PAT ON THE FRICKIN" HEAD! Look, either tell me who won, or don't! DOn't give me a frickin' paper just to "make me feeel better about losing." If I lost, I lost. No biggie.Dumb--ts.

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ESSAYS
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A Study In Educational Jargon: Man, I'm hating on that jargon shit they try to force down the throats of students and teachers alike. Of course, I can speak and conjure it perfectly, thanks to the wondrous workings of Domenech (for those of you who have no idea, Daniel Domenech was the old Superintendant in our county. He retired recently, to a principal's job in some middle school because it made more money. Need I say ANY more?). Anyway, here's my response.

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STATS: (hey look! That's a palindrome!)

Name: You think I'd reveal that? What're you smoking?
Gender (Not sex, gender.): Female
Eyes: A dead-leaf-ish green in the center of the iris, cadet blue at the outside edge, and light brown toward the center. On forms, this color is commonly known as Hazel. And, no, I don't agree with the whole thing of knowing a person by their eyes. Eyes are useful, but they are not the whole person. And the whole "look-into-someone's-eyes,-see-their-soul" bit? No. No, I don't subscribe to that, either.Eyes can express emotions, but I have never seen an eye physically glint, or burn, or shimmer. And the weird-colored-eyes-mean-magic?Well, if you think about it, everyone's eyes are weird. I mean how often are you going to see a person with eyes the same striking brown as yours, or meet a person whose out-sized optical orbs exactly mirror your own? My guess is never. (Unless you clone a person, and even then, there's bound to be some difference, simply because the way they're raised, and so the vitamins or minerals they take in might affect their eye color in some small way, I dunno. So yeah. There's my eye-rant.
Height: 160 cm.
From: America
Religion: None.

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Favorite books: There are still way too many for me to list wihtout scaring people away. Here are but a few. Format: Book, author. -Favorite Character

Hyperion, Dan Simmons. -The Consul
Anything including norse mythology, assorted people. -Loki
Assorted Celtic stories, more people. -Dunno
Joan Aiken's series, Joan Aiken. -Dido, Yan
The Golden Compass, Phillip Pullman.
Petey
The Princess Bride, William Goldman.-Westley
Sabriel
Lirael
Abhorsen, Garth Nix. -Mogget!
Dogsbody, Diana Wynne Jones.
Across the Nightengale floor, Lian Hearn.
Kevin Crossley-Holland's Book of Norse Myths, Kevin Crossley-Holland. -Still Loki!
The Thief
The Queen of Attolia, both by Megan Whalen Turner. -GEn/Eugenides
Finn Family Moomintroll (hey, don't knock it til you've read it), Tove Jansson. -Snufkin
And of course, all chars in me own stories.

Animes:

Naruto -Gaara, Kakashi
Fruits Basket -Kyo! And Yuki, too, I guess.
Yu Yu Hakusho -Hiei, Jin
Trigun -Knives and Vash. (Why Knives? ask not.) Read or Die -Maggie.

Update: Get Backers is seriously one of the BEST animes I have EVER seen! Ah it's awesome! Go see Get Backers! Love that show. Love it, love it.

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Review Policy!
Alright, I'm gonna come straight out with it. Review me, I do my earthly best to review you.
That said! I believe reviewing a person's work to be a courtesy. I review every work I read, be it good or bad. Also, when I leave comments, they are not to be taken as evil-spirited. (Because as Nixon said, that would be wrong.)
I accept any and all reviews, because I want to hear what people think about my work. So please, if you come to my writing, leave a review of some sort.

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Writing:
I'm obsessed with writing, and do so constantly. That is my designated free time activity, because it is fun and I enjoy it and TV sucks. However, since I am currently working on a novel, I will be posting a mixture of older works and newer works (not that oyu can tell the diffenrence...) The newer ones I'll update only on weekdays, because they're on the school computers. The older ones, whenever.

My name:
Pico (peek-oh): the smallest unit of measure on the metric system. I like it much. (Has anyone noticed a trend, here?)

The Pooter thing?
Pooter: computer. (Pronounced: com-PYOO-ter, com-POO-ter) hence, "pooter".

Quote!
"Stop killing people, that's high-profile." -Dogma. (Gotta love that movie.)

By the way, people, I just started a livejournal, joy oh joy. So can poeple tell me what's going on there? I'm kinda leery about joining communities, etc, cuz I dunno if it'll work on my evil pooter. Anyway, leave me comments there if you care! YAY!

11/18/04: Total logged words? 44,640. Average words per entry? 4,464. Man, how cool is that!

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Loki, Son of Laufey by Amy Keeley reviews
A re-telling of some Norse myths with a generous helping of literary license.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 72 - Words: 108,536 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/25/2012 - Published: 11/10/2003 - Complete
To be Blessed by ByFireAndMoonlight reviews
A young demon exiled for looking different, but there's so much more to her than just that. R/R Plz. PG13 for language/violence. It's a crosses over with a story by my BFF Reggie called, Second Chances
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 45,209 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/10/2006 - Published: 7/23/2004
News to me! by Lemmuse reviews
Extra, extra, Girl Kills Future! Isn't there ever any good news anymore?
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/26/2005
The Wooden Leaf Face by Tempest Epilogue reviews
A short story about a girl who finds a box in her garden, and what she does with the contents of that box. I wanted to write a story that was sort of about the Green Man, so this is what I came up with.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,641 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2005
The Malemalum Cult by Loki Mischeif-Maker reviews
Ardick, the head of an ever-so-cliche evil cult, makes the mistake of leaving his next sacrificial victem alone in a room with his sixteen-year-old son. Parodic romantic comedy.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,761 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 12/12/2004 - Published: 7/15/2004
Dark Fate by Loki Mischeif-Maker reviews
At the end of his rope, he plotted the murder of the only man who forgave him. In doing so, he lost more than he's given credit for. Loki's Story.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 23,627 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 12/1/2004 - Published: 4/24/2004
Jentry and Morty by Mishachan reviews
A little dialogue with Death. Some people are way too irrepressible.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 800 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/8/2004
The Little Engine That by Typo Number 9 reviews
Remember the little engine that could? What about the little engine that couldn't, shouldn't have, didn't, wouldn't, or did and found it was overrated? And let's not forget the little engine that could rub its tummy and pat its head at the same time!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,005 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/27/2004 - Published: 6/23/2004
Tielle by Animalia reviews
Orphaned and wanted by the warriors of the Zamii race, Tielle, a young healer of the Amarilian people, embarks on a quest to uncover Ziahman's plot for conquest and save the Amarilian people. .
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,036 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 10/31/2002 - Published: 3/24/2002
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The Lady's Death reviews
She was not supposed to die. He was not supposed to try and save her.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 493 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/11/2006
Desert Msana reviews
The planet of Msana is being deserted. Ochala is willing to to kill to stop this.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,814 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 9/17/2005 - Published: 9/14/2005
Hel Found Me reviews
Why is Loki under a table?
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 730 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Published: 8/24/2005
Yellow Light reviews
An ill-favored couple is taken into the service of a group of Elvish assassins busy trying to protect their home. But a couple of betrayals in the right places may tear their system apart.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 851 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 3/30/2005
The Second Loki reviews
A ninth grade atheist named after Loki goes to a christian school and has...um, social problems. Oh yeah, and he goes to Asgard as well. More fun than my summary may suggest.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 24,498 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/15/2005 - Published: 9/2/2004
The Loss of Orlandi reviews
Inspired by "My Last Duchess," by Browning. A great lord remarries among the rumors and intrigues of court. Of course, nothing works out as planned, and nothing lasts forever. . .
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,111 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 2/2/2005 - Published: 11/3/2004
Ballad of the Caitiff's Reprieve reviews
Blood, demons, a quest. . . here's a ballad that's got it all! A boy, thorugh his misdoings, turns into a drop of blood, and his mother sets out on a quest to save him. On the way she meets a demon. . .
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,620 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 2/2/2005 - Published: 10/20/2004
Nittany Fall reviews
The natives of the island-world Ohivald want their land back. The new inhabitants aren't going to stand for that. Unfortunately, they have no idea what they're up against. Rated for war scenes, occasional slight swearing.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,012 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/18/2005
Three Curses reviews
Yeah, bar scenes, several quests (okay, one), and eventually, a tournement. I suck at summaries. Three people meet, and meet again, and decide, why not stick together? At least, that's what two of them think. The other one's rather more antisocial.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,169 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 12/15/2004
The Obligatory InterDimensional Rift reviews
Hey, everyone write one of these, right? Furthest thing from a Mary Sue you can get. Lian falls through an interdimensional rift, and...events happen. I wish they had a section for sarcasm...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,093 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/10/2004 - Published: 11/23/2004
Lokasenna: The Flyting of Loki REVIEW ME NOW! reviews
Baldur's dead, Fimafeng's dead, Loki can't stay in Asgard any longer. But before he leaves, he'll tell the gods exactly what he thinks, with great detail. The Flyting, Loki's POV. Reviews are welcomed and much appreciated. Rated because...it's a senna.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,975 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/3/2004 - Published: 9/17/2004
A Study in Educational Jargon reviews
Don't you love how teachers in school use Educational Jargon: that fake language where they try to say less but end up saying more with less content? Here's a small example of jargon in use.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 292 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/25/2004
Civil War Letters reviews
This was, yeah, a school assignment. I liked it much, and I got an A, so I decided to post it. Review, whatever. Will be all of 4 chapters long.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,778 - Reviews: 6 - Updated: 9/18/2004 - Published: 9/8/2004
Indeed reviews
I wrote this in response to another poem. It's profound. It's deep. And it's utterly devoid of meaning. Have fun reading it.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/14/2004
Geoffrey Faulkner reviews
Guy who just happens to be king of the falcons. And wants to destroy all of humankind, because he hates humans. Rated for mild language.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,397 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/9/2004
The Crazy Old Man reviews
Yeah, y'know those people that stand one street corners, shouting, "the world's going to end? Yeah...
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 209 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/3/2004