J. N. Laerasyn
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Joined 09-24-05, id: 495390, Profile Updated: 10-06-09
Author has written 17 stories for Life, General, Fantasy, Friendship, Spiritual, and Work.

((10/6/09: Yeah... I kind of dissapeared. I won't make any concrete promises about reapearing, either; I've always kind of meant to, but nothing ever happens the way I want it to and life has gotten in the way. And it will most likely continue to do so. I may pop in to shoot off a review or something every now and then, but I don't know how much of my writing will make it up here. Just thought I'd say something on the off chance that anyone does happen to see this.))

About Me:
Oh, come on. You don't really want to read this.

I'm boring.

Seriously. Go away.

Don't waste your time.

Are you still here? Well, okay, I suppose I might have something to say:

I'm Janine. I'm in college, but I'll be out shortly. I'm 21. I like rain, chocolate, google-ing random things, and music in almost any form. I'm opinionated, but reserved; I'm passionate about things, but laid back; I like people a lot, but most of them scare me. I prefer observing to participating and listening to speaking. If I'm going to do something, I have to do it well or else not at all. I have a different mode of thinking than most of this world. I am a stubborn idealist- sometimes disillusioned, but never disenchanted. I am a lover of Truth and a violent hater of that which is false. I believe in Faith; I believe in Hope; I believe in Love. With capital letters. I have set my heart on Heaven and I intend to get there by the road that has been carved out for me, through whatever difficulty, at whatever cost... and I love the One that carved it with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength.

Yeah... that's pretty much me. I told you it was boring.

About My Writing:
I write only what I see, but I don't always see things the same way others do. I suck at titles and am always open to suggestions in that regard. I believe in the principle of reciprocity: if you review me, I will review you. Always. I will also try to be as blunt and as thorough as I can. I would appreciate the same from you.

FICTION: In the past, I have tended to lean towards the fantasy genre, but lately I have been coming away from that for no reason in particular. I also like to do short stories. Fair Warning: I am a slow and picky writer, and things often don't get finished. I've never finished a story before... except for one, but it wasn't very good. My brain just isn't wired for the concept of "closure." I've been working on correcting that, but know that the more you bug me about it the less it makes me want to do it.

POETRY: This will probably be my largest section, since poems are short and easy to finish. I don't really like to do freestyle, as I think most people do these days, mostly just because I'm not very good at it; I'm more into playing with rhyme schemes and classical styles. I also like to use classical allusions and things like that, but some of them might be more obscure than I realize, so if something doesn't make sense, always feel free to ask.

Current Projects:
The Farender Saga: This is my baby. It is undergoing major surgery right now, but I may post some of it soon... some may have already read the first bit, but when I post it, it will be changed in varying degrees. Plot: A mysterious man, belonging to a loosely-tied order of travelers called the Farenders, walks into an isolated and hostile little town in the northern forests. The townsfolk make it clear that he is not welcome, but a new problem arises when they realize that he and his fellow wanderers might be the only ones who can save them...

Note about this one: I just want to say a ginormous, super huge THANK YOU to everyone who reviewed the Wanderers. You were all so helpful, and I considered every one of your suggestions in my re-writing. Sorry for being lame and abandoning it without a word, but hopefully the revised version will not disappoint.

Invisible (working title): Technically part of the Farenders universe, but not really a sequel. A more speculative and symbolic story where nothing is as it seems. Plot: One day, a girl shows up to the town of her childhood after a few years' absence. Wounded, near death, and half crazed, with no memory of the past few years. She eventually decides to seek to enter the courts of the King, who lives across the forest (blatant allegory alert), in hopes of finding the secret of her past and finally healing her wounds...

The Wasteland: Short story about living in a desert and the promise of water.

His Name Is...: Semi-sequel to the Wasteland. Notebook was destroyed by a flash flood on a camping trip, so some of it is lost. It's almost finished, though...

Toy Soldier (working title): A short story that may or may not turn into something more. Plot: An awkward little Victorian girl is bored at her Aunt's wedding, and wanders off to explore a mysterious-looking garden, and suddenly dreams are blurred with reality. Based on a dream I had.

Come to Me (working title): Short story. An illustration of why I feel so at home when it rains.

untitled: Telling the story of a past exploit of the main character of the first Farenders tale. Upon hearing about the death of an old friend, he makes the long journey to attend the funeral. Once there, he begins telling the other wanderers of how he and the deceased met and their adventures together... A proposed sort of prequel to the Farenders, with an Asian twist.

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Double Edged Swords by ice flyer reviews
She's a spy for two countries; she's in the middle of an international crisis; she's trying to prevent civil war...basically, she's up to her eyeballs in trouble and...romance? COMPLETE!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 91,137 - Reviews: 774 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/16/2006 - Published: 6/30/2005
Butterfly by Pheobe Meryll reviews
A young girl, taken as a slave after being maimed by enemy forces, finds herself involved in a war necessary for the freedom of an oppressed people. A story of lost hope & redemption...COMPLETE
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 27,390 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/7/2006 - Published: 8/17/2005
Ventulus by Supa Ren Ren reviews
A young man famous for aiding in liberating the world, but more famous for the loss of the one who helped him. It is apparent that this man's adventure is just beginning. (Final Fantasy-ish)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,516 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/1/2005
Wyndriders by Verus-nomen reviews
Conspiracy and blood flow freely in Renithir. Two people searching for identities find themselves caught up in a massive political struggle that is tearing apart their world. To save Renithir, they must find their names and their past.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,316 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 9/11/2005 - Published: 8/9/2005
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The Sleepwalkers
Have you ever looked around you at the people coming and going, and wanted to cry because they are all dying?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Published: 11/9/2008 - Complete
My Side of the Window
A series of word pictures, written during my time working as a secretary at a Drug and Alcohol addiction rehabilitation center. The "window" refers to the window in the wall that separates the office from the lobby.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 713 - Published: 5/28/2008
Fight the Tide reviews
Though it's hard, I will not give up. Though sometimes it feels like I'm drifting, lost on a dark sea, I will never sink beneath the waves: I will always Fight the Tide.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 396 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/24/2008 - Complete
His Name Is
What may have been a fairly decent piece of speculative fiction, written late night early morning after a crazy dream, had it not been for some massive water damage to my notebook. Full tragic story included inside. Title sbuject to change.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,927 - Published: 10/24/2006
Lasto Beth Nin reviews
Yet another Elvish work... this time translated from English but tweaked a little. Even if you don't speak the language, you may still be able to apreciate it's beauty. Read and enjoy, mellyn nin
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Poetry - Chapters: 2 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 5/23/2006 - Published: 3/8/2006
Speak To Me reviews
Have you ever felt like the rest of the world knows something you don't? Or is speaking a different language than you? Just another simple little thing; the style is purposely confusing.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/23/2006
Reach reviews
Sick of this world telling me I can't live my dreams... sick of them telling me that faith is all relative and won't help me. I'm done listening. I'm going to reach higher...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 362 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/19/2006
I Walk reviews
Now begins another part of my journey... it's not going to be easy... Words written on the eve of a change in my life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/26/2006
Man Anglenna? reviews
A short poem in Tolkien's Sindarin Elvish. Just an excuse to try out my skills in i Lam Edhelen, really.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 2 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/8/2005 - Published: 11/26/2005
The Dance reviews
Even I'm not really sure who She is who dances in the glade in the Wood. Me? The woman I wish I was? A character from one of my stories? Somone I know? Or someone else?
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 259 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/27/2005
Pandemonium reviews
I DARE YOU to try to understand this. Seroiusly. I don't think it can be done.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 322 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/19/2005
Ars Poetica reviews
Written after doing a small study on Sylvia Plath. Why do all the geniuses of poetry have to sacrifice their sanity for creativity?
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 10/18/2005
Winter reviews
"Wandering beauty does not have a name..." Life is hard. What's it for? Is it worth it? Just some musings on that thought.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 10/18/2005
Eyes of a Child reviews
" Show me the child whose eyes could see" About life and turning callous.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 10/2/2005
Wonder reviews
"When all is stripped away / there is only love- and resistance is futile."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 10/2/2005
Purpose reviews
"Nameless, I run / Unshakable, unbreakable /... through winter and dust I run."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/28/2005
Run and Hide reviews
"and if you tried to reach for me / I'd run and hide from you."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/28/2005
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