DontMakeMeOver
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Joined 11-01-04, id: 442182
Author has written 31 stories for Politics, School, Humor, Life, Fable, Young Adult, Family, Friendship, Love, Fantasy, and Romance.

Hey, I'm Kristen. I'm 18 and I live near Chicago Illinois. That's it about that... Most of the stuff that I write is very random, except in the case of school stuff, obviously. I hope you like them... They rhyme, so that's okay I suppose...

They don't all rhyme any more.

I decided I'd tell a little more about myself, just to personalize things a little bit. For one thing, I'm an English major, so very rarely will you ever find spelling/grammar errors in my writing, which is good, I think, especially considering I write on WordPad and do all the corrections off the top of my head with no SpellCheck.

My Pen Name: My pen name, DontMakeMeOver, is a name I use a lot, including on my LiveJournal. It comes from a Burt Bacharach song that I really like.

My Favorite Movies: There are some movies out there that have quite well-written stories, even when the premise itself isn't necessarily philisophical or serious. Among these movies, I would include Garden State, Bride and Prejudice, and How to Deal. I know, you're saying to yourself, "Bride and Prejudice? I could have sworn it was Pride and Prejudice." You would be correct, except that Bride and Prejudice is the name of the Bollywood movie based off the Jane Austen novel.

Favorite Songs: I love songs with a clever rhythym and interesting words, such as "Build God, Then We'll Talk" by Panic At the Disco and "No Life Without Wife" by Anu Malik.

Favorite Thing to Read About: I really like the themes in YA (that is, Young Adult) literature, so I read a lot of that, especially Rachel Cohn. Also, I do like some adult fantasy, such as Stephen King's Christine.

Writing Quirks: I didn't notice until recently, but a lot of my stories have at least one character whose name starts with an "A". Just to name a few: Andrew, Anna, Allison, Ashley. Other than that, certain characters seem to pop up again and again, physically at least. Most of the girls I write about, for example, have long brown hair and light olive skin. This may be a case of "author injecting self into story", but who can say?

Certain Interesting Facts I Think Everyone Should Know Because They Interest Me:
The shortest recorded war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War. Apparently, England spanked Zanzibar in about 45 minutes and then made them pay for the ships they destroyed on top of it.
Supposedly President William Howard Taft once got stuck in a White House bathtub.
Pretzals were invented by Christians as something to eat during Lent, as foods such as meat were verboten.

Well, that should have told you a lot about who I am as a person, but as far as who I am as a writer? I guess that's something you'll have to discover by reading my stories and poetry. I do have to make note of the fact that I have several unfinished stories posted right now. I do mean to get back to all of them, but I have bad problems with writer's block, so it's anyone's guess when I actually will. Of course, I'll be more motivated if I see that people are interested in what I have to say.

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Father
A receipt tape poem written at work. What I think of my father's smoking habits.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Published: 1/3/2009 - Complete
Division
When you're apart, what can you do?
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Published: 10/8/2008 - Complete
Chris reviews
I wish I could think of a summary or a title that would accurately reflect this story...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,953 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/10/2007
Letter to Bobby reviews
This was a letter I wrote a while back, but never actually sent. Reading over it, I might make it the beginning of a story, as I quite like it.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 931 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/10/2007
Spy
I really couldn't write any summary that would tell you what this story is about, especially since I haven't figured it out yet myself. That's not really the title, I just don't have a title yet and that's what I saved it as on my computer.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,961 - Published: 3/10/2007
Romeo & Juliet If They Don't Kill Each Other First
Abra and Nicholas are on opposite sides of a war that's been going on for centuries. When they meet before they discover their familial differences, can they ignore their destinies?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,519 - Published: 3/10/2007
Library reviews
UPDATED The whole running idea is fantasy and reality and when they collide. That's not really the title, I just don't have a title yet and that's what I saved it as on my computer.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 689 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/10/2007
Scottish
When Rebecca and Andrew went to the fair to find a little culture, that wasn't all they found. That's not really the title, I just don't have a title yet and that's what I saved it as on my computer.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,985 - Published: 3/10/2007
Solo reviews
This was a challenge. The word was solo.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/10/2007 - Complete
I Want To Come First, Just This Once reviews
I'm just feeling really sad about a situation. Maybe after writing this I'll get up the courage to actually talk about my anger.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 395 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/10/2007 - Complete
Tattooed Teardrop
Loosely inspired by the boys of Panic at the Disco and the like.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Published: 2/11/2007 - Complete
Blind reviews
A blurb in 60 seconds. The word was blind.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/11/2007 - Complete
The Irony of the Boy Next Door reviews
I think the title says everything.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/11/2007 - Complete
112607 Amanda
Just a little something I was thinking about today.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Published: 1/26/2007 - Complete
What's Going Through Your Mind? reviews
Just some thoughts I've been having about this guy I've met recently.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/6/2006 - Complete
Wake Up and Smell the Indignition reviews
About this guy I know.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/13/2006
The Basement
About my room.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Published: 9/13/2006
A Poem About Nothing reviews
I needed to write a poem but I had writer's block. This is what resulted.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/13/2006
Foreign Visitor
There was a foreign exchange student at our school last year that everyone was completely enamored with. This is about him.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/13/2006
I Don't Want to Love You Any More reviews
Re-reading over this, it was really emo, wasn't it? But that's how I felt about this guy a while back.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/13/2006
I Am a Quiet Hamlet reviews
A poem I wrote about a couple of people I know and how they interact.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/13/2006
Moving reviews
My thoughts as my family was moving to a new house
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/13/2006
Just An American? reviews
Basically me musing about my ethnicity
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/13/2006
Life As We Know It Is Over reviews
A little story I wrote a while back. Sorry for the mush of later chapters, I was in that mood. Anyone who's having trouble following it, it switches from present to past every other chapter.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,453 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 11/25/2004 - Published: 11/14/2004
El Enano Bigote
A Fairy Tale I wrote in Spanish last year with Tanya (I'll translate later)
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - Spanish - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Published: 11/14/2004
No Sense of Belonging
When you don't fit in
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Published: 11/14/2004
KFC reviews
Randomness from Freshman English
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/14/2004
Hope in Cary reviews
Probably a lot funnier to someone who lives in Cary or Fox River Grove
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/14/2004
Some Freshmen Boys reviews
I randomly wrote this in my head during art class when some freshmen boys were making me angry...
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/1/2004
PSATs reviews
I wrote this during this year's (2004) PSATs. It was too easy...
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/1/2004
The Democrats reviews
Something that I wrote for a history class assignment on the present political parties
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/1/2004