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Joined 01-26-05, id: 456563
Author has written 17 stories for General, Life, Fantasy, Love, Haiku, and Fantasy.

(((((Last updated: 10-22-06)))))

Ok, before you even look at my profile, let me just getting on knees say I really, really think you should read my "Eyes of Violet, Heart of Gold." How long could it take you? There's only one chapter up so far. Oh? Really? Thanks! I'm so glad you decided to read it, along with some of my poetry. :-)


SHORT PART FOR QUICK READING

Can you tell I had a lot of spare time on my hands?

There are three things that I really want to tell anybody/everybody who sees my work:

~-~ My philosophy: You review me, I'll review you. Simple, isn't it?

~-~ My request: In the review that you leave (so graciously!), PLEASE tell me how you found my story. (Just in, recommendation, returning a review left by me, etc.)

~-~ My explanation: In the summaries of my works, you'll see a "B" or an "L." Here's what they mean:

B- I think this is one of my Better works

L - I think it's Lacking something and would GREATLY appreciate some advice.

PLEASE, please, please, read one of BOTH groups!



FULL PROFILE FOR EXTENDED READINGv

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1. Introduction

2. Fictionpress-reviewer-related Goals

2a. Separate, Bigger Goal

3. Of Reviewers And My Poetry

4. (NEW)Haiku Information

5. Comments From Me

6. Me as an Editor For You

7. An Important Afternote


(1.) Introduction

Hi. Welcome. I don't know what to say here. Basically, reviews are a great thing. They are like recorded compliments and advice. I love to get them, and I love giving them out even more!


(2.) My (FictionPress-related) Goals:

- Get 300 Reviews
- Get 40 Reviews on One Story
- Leave 300 Reviews

(3.) Of Reviewers and My Poems

I'll try not to repeat myself... Thank you to everybody who has even read my poems, but THANKS to everybody who has read my work and left a review!

Reviewed Everything I Have Posted As Of Now:

- HgBookworm You must have boundless patience; you have reviewed every, single poem that I have posted (as of this date). WOW! Also, this writer writes great stuff; check it out one time!

- Jesse the Storyteller Wow. I never deserved a reviewer like you! You read everything of mine. I am definitely going to come and read more of your stuff. You even read my profile! is amazed Hopefully, somebody will see this and check your stuff out. By the way, I read every letter of every review you left. still amazed

Shout-outs:

-Whispered Secrets First person to add me to your favorites!

- Mlle. Daae Leaves great suggestions! Also, read her profile; you'll see what I mean!

- HgBookworm Has also reviewed everything I wrote!

- JamezThanks for the reviews! I'll come check your story out ASAP.

- Jesse the Storyteller Mille grazie! A million thanks!

(4.) Haiku Information

Ok, yeah, I'm really bored.

As quoted from http://freespace.virgin.net/haiku.presence/essays/lucasessay1.html:

A haiku is a short poem which contains a season-word (a conventional reference to the season of composition) and usually also a cutting-word (spoken punctuation marking a caesura). The typical form is 5-7-5 Japanese syllables although variations are commonplace. Most haiku are best read as being in the present tense. The typical subject matter is nature, or nature linked with human nature. The tone is sincere, usually detached.

A senryu is a poem to the same 5-7-5 pattern as haiku but lacking the seasonal reference. The subject matter is social comment, usually presented as comedy. The tone is ironic.

A tanka is a poem to a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables. Seasonal references are common but not obligatory. The typical subject matter is human relationships, with feelings often being expressed by the use of natural imagery as an "objective correlative". A minority of tanka more closely resemble lengthy haiku, with a purer focus on nature. The tanka allows for a greater subjectivity than haiku, with more "poetic" diction. The tone is passionate.

A renku or renga is a series of linked poems built into one long poem, written in co-operation by a group. The pattern is alernating links of 5-7-5 and 7-7 syllables. There is an elaborate framework of conventions governing the placement of seasonal verses and other kinds of content. The overall aim is not narrative but a scattered mosaic covering a wide range of subjects and employing a variety of tones.

(Added from dictionary) A cinquain is a five line poem, invented by Adelaide Crapsey, and based on Japanese forms such as haiku and tanka. The cinquain has a total of twenty-two syllables in lines, respectively as follows: 2, 4, 6, 8 and 2


(5.)Comments From Me!

Please review and feel free to leave (polite) criticism and suggestions.

Another (nice) thing to do is, every day you get on the site, read one random thing from the "Just In" section. Leave the first review- it gives the writer some support / helpful criticism / feelings that somebody actually reads their writing.

Thanks for dropping by my tiny section of eternity!


(6.) Everybody's work on this site is so great, I shouldn't even mention this, but I will anyway. I actually LIKE editing people's work; it makes me feel useful. (Don't even try to pretend to understand me; I've been told it's impossible.) Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I cannot access any email. What I am trying to say is: If you want me to edit your work, and you can think of a way for me to do it that doesn't include email, LET ME KNOW! Wait- how are you going to do that? Leave me a P.S. on a review. Believe me when I say I read every word of every review I get. _

(7.)
P.S. TO EVERY REGISTERED WRITER ON THIS SITE: unless you have a specific reason to disable it, I think you
should be sure that you are accepting anonymous reviews. It is defaulted to not recieve unsigned reviews, but many people I've talked to are unaware of that setting. Look under "account setup"!
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Flying With the Odd Birds by SharontianJam reviews
A series of oneshots based around friendship 1.Flight and Falling are used to descibe the lives of young outcasts in a metaphor about birds. 2. The death of a young girl inspires her friends to become better people
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,513 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/19/2007 - Published: 10/21/2006
Old Man Krane by Jesse the Storyteller reviews
Every day is just the same. He is a mere ghost of what used to be.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,593 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/22/2006 - Complete
Forgive Me by OnyxDawn reviews
...for caring. 'I pledge allegience to the flag...with LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL..." Why isn't this true?
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 464 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/4/2005
A Mighty Fortress is our Hate by Jesse the Storyteller reviews
And our selfishness, our revenge, our bitterness, our unforgiveness, our apathy, our ignorance, our anger...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/2/2005
Anonymity Sucks by TheDonutMistress reviews
Just read it, mmkay? And review, cause it makes me happy.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/2/2005
Dear Diary by The Lonely Vampire reviews
Erm. Paper cuts are evil. They made me do this... R&R
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/1/2005
Life Can't Be Based on Dreams by CL Le reviews
yep.. this poem explains its title
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/25/2005
Paradise for Sale! by The Lonely Vampire reviews
Oh, lookit, there really IS poetry all around us.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/24/2005
Company by LauraKM reviews
Somtimes people can be incredibly short sighted and somtimes irritatingly observant.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/21/2005
Reserve by LauraKM reviews
For a friend who told me there were things he couldn't ell anyone.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/18/2005
My Baby by Cerii-chan reviews
Why do you want to take my baby off of life support? So he can die? So he can stop costing the hospital so much money? Well, I won't let you. Based on a true story.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,461 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 3/17/2005 - Published: 3/15/2005
Trapped Within Obsidian Glass by Alcyone23 reviews
What goes through a person's head when they spiritually die?
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/15/2005
The Man Who Looked Like A Banker by Stesha reviews
My first poetry posting, please tell me what you think!
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13/2005
Lovers' Tiff by asyousaid reviews
Patronised and left withot an explanation for his own crimes
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13/2005
Something by Thimble reviews
three entries, not a single review, i felt lost and wrote this
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 32 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/12/2005
Everytime by HgBookworm reviews
Ever feel like people just won't leave you alone? This is how I've felt many times over...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/11/2005
The rhyming words by Luna-Faye reviews
Words that rhyme but where's the meaning?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/11/2005
There by Constantly Searching reviews
'I’m your invisible kite string that keeps you tethered to this plane'
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/10/2005
53787 by Laura Chambers reviews
An unusual phone number. God.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/10/2005
I Remember You by VIKKI NEMORIE reviews
I remember you but just too late...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/9/2005
People Say by HgBookworm reviews
Have you ever felt alone in life? Then I'm dedicating this poem to you...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/5/2005
Like A Rose Without Water by PyroChica reviews
The comparison of a Rose to a person who has been taken for granted.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/4/2005
SPELLING OUT FEAR by Karma Chameleon reviews
A very intellectual person once asked me, "How do you spell fear" At first, I was a bit confused by the question, seeing as it is only a four letter word. But eventually I got to thinking about that question, and this is what I came up with. R&R
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/1/2005
How To Be A Successful Fanfic Writer by TheDonutMistress reviews
A joke. Obviously. Inspired by an online writing aptitude test I found. More in-depth summary inside. Give it a try, k?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 920 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Published: 2/26/2005
Neverland by Whispered Secrets reviews
...What if I don't want to grow up?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/21/2005
It's just a FETUS! by Eboniccinderella reviews
PRO-LIFE BABY!YEAH!I am proud of this poem,and no one can bring me down.Especially since this poem does not reflect who I am,just how I feel.REVIEW PLZ
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/17/2005
Outcast by indigo symphony reviews
You wait, in the gentle, sad rain. Just outside of what could be, just past what is set in stone. You wish...but you don't know what for.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/17/2005
Don't Let the Music Stop by Whispered Secrets reviews
Please, don't let the music stop.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2005
The Fairy and the Dwarf by Mlle. Daae reviews
A night fairy lay on a flower so fine...While a small dwarf toiled on an upturned vine...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/5/2005
One by Opium Hex reviews
A solo artist :)
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/24/2005
Paper by Alcyone23 reviews
You look at me. What do you see? A girl, an ordinary girl with nothing special about her. You know what I see? A paper.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 261 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/30/2004
Metrophobia by Shinji Boi69 reviews
Well, I was reading from a list of phobias when i found this and decicided it would be funny to write a poem about it. YOu'll see what's so funny when you read it. afterwards. lol. R&R. Thanks. Well, you'll know what metrophobia is by the end of this po
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/3/2004
Victory '04 by XantheXanthias reviews
Yet another of my political rantings. A truly republican perspective on this past election. R+R per piacere
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/5/2004
I'll Always Love You by DarkFireMaiden reviews
Boy visits girl after three years of not speaking to each other. Sounds like your typical romance story, right? Well you're wrong...dead wrong. One shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,207 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/27/2004
Infinite Falling by Rionarayne reviews
A poem about a dream I had, and then my own little analysis. (It's definitely my favorite)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 244 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/20/2003
Secrets by Cryptonym reviews
Two childhood friends made a pact to tell each other their secrets. One breaks that pact by keeping a deep secret which leads to suicide. Please R&R! One shot fic!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,528 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/17/2003 - Complete
I Can by Jason Daniels reviews
im not normally patriotic it just kinda came out that way r/r
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/19/2003
Playing God by eviltama reviews
AS it sez
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/29/2002
Midnight Death by Midnight Wolf reviews
Kotori's emotional life has been shattered by her brother's constant neglect. One night she decides to change it all. (one shot deal)
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,518 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/8/2002
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A Year of Haiku reviews
An expression of the year through a set of haikus. Easy reading!
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 545 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/23/2006 - Complete
Eyes of Violet, Heart of Gold reviews
New: Chapter 1 Just Put Up. Princess Nicolina gets a so called present on her birthday that she never would have expected, and may even change her life. Please read 'n review! B
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,570 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/21/2006
Sincerely, Me reviews
I wanted to express myself in a poem, and this is what I came up with. I'm not proud of this, really, but it needs help.L
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 334 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/30/2006
My Mark reviews
May be entered in a contest...leave honest reviews!
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 522 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/5/2005
Consistency reviews
If I tried to summarize this, the summary would be longer than the haiku itself!
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/4/2005
Depression reviews
I can almost give a 100% guarantee that this poem is not about what you think it's about. Read and find out; all review will be returned. (B (Explained in my profile)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/4/2005
Remember reviews
"Remember..." There is something here that is often forgotten in this day'n'age. (B (See my profile to understand this letter)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - Italian - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 4/3/2005
Haiku reviews
A senryu titled 'Haiku' Read it and see what it's about! (B (See my profile to know what this means)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 4/3/2005
No reviews
Read this poem about standing up for yourself. Also, I review all my reviewers! (B (See my profile to learn what this letter means)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 33 - Published: 3/9/2005
Regets reviews
Just another emotion that I put into words. Please R/R- I always review my reviewers. (L (See my profile to see what this letter means)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/7/2005
ESCAPE! reviews
Please read this- it is something we have all felt at one time or another. (L (See my profile for an explanation on this letter)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/6/2005
Light reviews
A brief little poem. It's a thirty-second read; please R & R! (B (See my profile to see what this letter means)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Reviews: 23 - Published: 3/1/2005
This Feeling Inside reviews
This is about that strange feeling, that feeling you get sometimes...read this and tell me if you know what I am suffering from. (B (See my profile to see what this letter means)
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/20/2005
Fantasy reviews
Well...read it and see! (B (See my profile to see what this means)
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/16/2005
A Glimpse Of Life reviews
Well, I thought this was a new topic, decided to write something about it... Please read! (B (See my profile to see what this means)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/16/2005
Life is reviews
My outlook on life...put into words. Read and review, please! (B (See my profile to see what this means)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 348 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 2/11/2005 - Published: 1/30/2005
We Are reviews
We are... (B (see my profile to see what this means)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/30/2005