JR Gringo
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Joined 12-06-05, id: 504327
Author has written 61 stories for Life, General, Religion, Nature, Politics, Young Adult, Haiku, War, Friendship, Love, Humor, and Fantasy.

Hey y'all! March 4rth of '06 and I'm back in business!!!

I know you may be thinkin', "Where in the hell has he been all this time? He didn't put up a Feb. profile and only wrote like three poems. He lied to us! Let's form an angry mob with pitchforks and torches and everything, track him down, and burn his house to the ground. That'll teach him not to mess with us!"

Well, truth is I've been really busy lately. Now I know it's not much of an excuse, but (5 AP's + Fr. 4 in school, eagle project for Boy Scouts, Varsity Tennis, etc.) kinda does that to ya. Also, this is the fouth day in a row when I tried to post this profile, but had some technical difficulties.

I've also not visited FictionPress (or any other writing site for that matter) in a long while. I never wrote a Feb. profile and while I felt very prolific in Dec., I only posted a few poems last month. And although I did swing by a few times in Feb., I didn't read or review very much, so sorry to all who felt insert emotion here because I didn't read or review their work when I should have. Now that I have a little more free time I can hopefully catch up!

Nevertheless, lets get right down to it: I am currently writing two plays, five short stories, two haiku series, and a bunch more unrelated poems. The first play is entitled, Hearken to Thine Empire!, and is a tragicly comedic epic (?). The second is as of yet untitled, but will be much shorter and posed as a modern reflection rather than an epic (it's actually an ode to Robert Frost, one of my personal favorites and . The short stories are still in the plotting stages, and progress is rather slow. One of the haiku series will be titled Fresh From the Factory, and will offer a different approach from some of my previous series. The other is again as of yet untitled, and similar to the aforementioned series. Both haiku series look very promising.

Now, onto my new section called "Features", which will also be updated monthly:


Hey, hey, hey!! WOW has it been a long time since I've been here...more than a year in fact...

March 7, '07

Alrighty, so...FP has changed a bit, but looks like the gang is still all here! Anyway, enough rambling: let's get down to business! (BTW, things in italics are old, everything else is new).

Features:

Last Year (Feb.): Check out (if you haven’t already) the two haiku series, Of You, My Love, and Product of Society. If you had to read any of my Feb. works, these two are definitely worth reading. Not only were they my first haiku series, but, but...well, yes, yes, they were my first haiku series:). The first series was very "stream-of-consciousness-esk" with a romantic tone. It was something of a result of a dreamlike state generating what felt like very real and very plausible visions. Eh, it managed to get positive reviews, which inspired me to write more haiku series, so thank you all who responded. The second series was much less emotional, as it was inferably political and left a few gaps so the reader could use his/her imagination to make sense of it. It, like the first, received much positive feedback, so again thanks to all who contributed. That's all folks, I can't just tell you everything about them or you won't want to read them, now would you! Check 'em out; you won't be disappointed, I promise:)

This Year, This Month (March): This month look for three distinguished works in particular. They include my currently untitled play, my haiku series, Fresh From the Forest Factory, and my longer poem, Department Store Junkie. The play, being an ode to Robert Frost and all, will take after one of his later Masques (but I won't tell which one--you'll just have to wait for it). The haiku series will be different from the others from last month. It will most likely appeal to a broader range of people, and although most will seem irrelevant to each other, the series will end with a bang so as to tie everything together! Finally, the longer poem will be an attempt to capture the lifestyle--no, the very essence--of a department store worker going through rough times. To clear up some expected confusion, it should be noted that it will reflect the life of a fictional character who is an actual worker, it is neither someone who is real or modeled after anyone who is real, nor is it about someone who enjoys shopping at department stores and would be considered a junkie because they spend much time there. That's all! ...not quite: my Fresh From the Forest Factory haiku series is out and about, check out all haikus for the low, low price of (ABSOLUTELY) free!! The play is still in progress and probably won't be out for awile. Sorry to disappoint. As for the DSJ poem, it is nearly complete. Just finishing the last couple stanzas, so look for it within the month (hopefully).

Next Month (April): Hopefully my (solely in my opinion) masterpiece thusfar will be available in april: the epic play, Hearken to Thine Empire!. So far it is quite long and will probably be twice as long once finished seeing as how I am almost one half done with it. Again, to remedy some predicted confusion, it will be an epic, meaning it will feature an in-depth plot witha broad character list, narrative qualities such as primaries and secondaries, character entanglement, and much adventurous hardships! However, it will also provide much emotion--a little tragedy and comedic relief ought to do nicely! Aside from this play, there is a slight possibility will finish my second short story, Squinter, which will be a sci-fi, future-esk narrative. Enjoy! Here's the update: the play is a long ways off, but Squinter is close to being complete, so look for it coming to a FP webpage near you next month. Again, sorry to disappoint about the play :( ...they are kinda long and complicated to write.


By the way, I'll try to update this profile every month. I'll include news about my old works, as well as the ones I'm working on. I'll also do some kind of review of the previous month's update. Cheesy, eh? Well, I'm still gonna do it. Every time I update, I'll delete the profile from two months previous, too. That way you guys can get a chance to read my review and make some sense of it. The old update will always appear first and be italicized.

Comments, Criticisms, Cuestions: Can give it and take it, so feel free.

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE R/R!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, and thanks a bunch to butterflyofhazeleyes, Christian Witch, review, Rezdude, Runic Binary, pseudonym-of-mine, and final.waltz for putting me on their favorite authors list!! Check out their works sometimes, they're great! Kudos to all of you who put one of my works on your favorite stories list, too, you know who you are. Finally, a shoutout to Moondog Dozier, who, besides reviewing most of my writes (I'll bet he's reviewed one of your works, too), is one of the most prolific (and in my opinion) best writers here on FP. Thanks a lot man, really, its heartfelt appreciation. It's a pleasure to serve thou, master fans. o_O

Thanx, Joel Richmond


P.S.: please READ my works and REVIEW them!
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Haiku by Unready reviews
All my haiku written to date, conveniently grouped together. Share your mind.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 141 - Words: 1,847 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 5/2/2006 - Published: 6/5/2005
Precious Only When Lost by Devil Diaries reviews
I've been pondering about the saying my mother always came to use and the recent happening to one of my mother's friend. Putting both together I get this...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/21/2006 - Complete
Lost by nanashi-04 reviews
Hey long time no see. another haiku.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2006
Haikus by SKgus reviews
more haikus to comee
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 161 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/1/2006 - Published: 10/24/2005
Soundless by SKgus reviews
Spur of the moment.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/14/2005
Silence by Unready reviews
Angst. please keep that in mind. I'm in angst...If anyone can figure out what I really meant by this poem, you get a gold star.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/22/2005
Blue by nanashi-04 reviews
A poem about being Blue, yes Blue. Read and Review. (hey I rhymed)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/18/2005
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Insomniac Dreaming reviews
My mind lays in peace, content in the wee hours of the night.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/27/2008
Ikurei Conphas, I Hold the Mirror to the Wall reviews
Politics rule every man's heart...category somewhat misleading...I envy this ficticious man's ignorance...RR
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 530 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/21/2007 - Complete
Fresh From the Forest Factory reviews
Latest from the greatest...joking, I suck at writing...but seriously, check it out if you want. RR
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 9 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 6 - Updated: 3/7/2007 - Published: 3/6/2007 - Complete
Sore Serenity reviews
The truth is funny: it can be stronger than blood-bonds or as liberating as death...(From my short story entitled Truth) Please R/R
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/2/2006
Blinking Red Lights reviews
Walking home one night I looked up at the stars and had a vision...Please R/R
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 306 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/7/2006
The Never Ever Feeling reviews
This feeling chained in the deepest, darkest well inside haunts me...(Please R/R)
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 2/28/2006
Product of Society reviews
A wave of Anarchism in a stormy ocean of government...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 1/18/2006
Truth reviews
A tale of an aspiring writer's epiphany about truth...(when is someone gonna get offa their @#$! and R/R this?...Sorry, you may remain seated...R/R THIS)
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,075 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/16/2006 - Published: 12/15/2005
Of You, My Love reviews
Sorry for my last collection of haikus, they were crap...but these aren't...nevermind me, I'm just a rambling poet...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 15 - Published: 1/11/2006
PeiMeng Gu reviews
Need a little doodle-haiku-humor to lighten up after my last poem? (R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/11/2006
American Pride reviews
Screw those "humanitarian" pricks...(R/R)
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2006
She'll Be Nevermore reviews
A small collection of five emotional haikus...(R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 73 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 1/10/2006
The Clearing reviews
The one thing, the only thing I'll ever want is the one thing I know in my heart I cannot have...(please R/R)
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/5/2006
Close Your Mind reviews
Written as a rejection of the ordinary, the mediocre, and the mundane...(please R/R)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/5/2006
Windup Clock reviews
How can anyone think about life at 11:45 p.m.! But I was last night:)...(please R/R)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 255 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/31/2005
School Bus reviews
A bit of dark humor based on unsuprisingly true events...(please review)
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 12/31/2005
Inner Beauty reviews
Forty years from now, it'll still be there...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 12/24/2005
Outer Beauty reviews
Forty years from now it'll all be gone...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 12/24/2005
Conquering Love reviews
How I feel about us...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/24/2005
Reconciliation reviews
About the second coming...(gee, perfect timing, huh? Please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/24/2005
Ignorance reviews
The title says it all...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/24/2005
Pretty Good reviews
My twentieth haiku, o-O (please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 12/21/2005
Do It Better reviews
Everybody keeps pushing me...(please R/R)
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/21/2005
Mortal Soul reviews
They're back, the haikus are back!...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/21/2005
Perfect Little World reviews
Taking a break from haikus now...(please R/R)
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/21/2005
Success reviews
So many haikus!...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/21/2005
Failure reviews
More, more, more! More haikus that is...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/21/2005
Complex Life reviews
Si senor, its another haiku!...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/21/2005
Someone's Waiting reviews
Give up 'cause the haikus in the house...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/21/2005
Critical Thinkers reviews
Like, haikus are like, totally awesome, like, totally, like, you know what I mean?...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/21/2005
Heaven and Hell reviews
Yup, another haiku!...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/21/2005
Poetry's Quandary reviews
Long live the haiku!...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/21/2005
So Stupid reviews
I think it's another haiku day for me!...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/21/2005
Love to Hate:Hate to Love reviews
About people who use these words...(please R/R)
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/19/2005
Be Quiet reviews
My thoughts on those know-it-alls...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 12/19/2005
Inspiration reviews
Another haiku...(please R/R)
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 12/19/2005
They Call You Lord? reviews
Alas, I think I'm onto something!...(It's a good thing I'm not a realist and I don't have to see to believe...please R/R)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/19/2005
Ode to Friendship reviews
Everybody has problems...(please R/R)
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/18/2005
All JustDancing reviews
Hey, breakdancing is dancing too, right?...please R/R
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/16/2005
Iron Showers reviews
Space, some people just don't see what I see...please R/R
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2005
Metaphor of Myself reviews
All about moi...please R/R
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/16/2005
The GreenEyed Beast reviews
Lions are cool!...please R/R
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2005
A Single Soldier's Loss
Not actually about war-just read it...please R/R
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Published: 12/16/2005
A Wartime Hero reviews
My tribute to Douglas MacArthur...please R/R
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2005
I Is What I Am reviews
Always end your series of haikus with a bit of humor, that's what I say...R/R
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/16/2005
Relative Clocks reviews
Can you tell I was bored in s.h. today?...please R/R
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/16/2005
Forgiveness reviews
Yup, another haiku...please R/R
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/16/2005
Who's Poor? reviews
My fifth haiku yay...please R/R
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/16/2005
ExFriends reviews
Yet another haiku...please R/R
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/16/2005
Sore Revelation reviews
Just another haiku...please R/R
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2005
Distance reviews
Another haiku...please R/R
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2005
Trophies reviews
My first haiku, so please R/R
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2005
Pretty Rose reviews
Poem about...well, maybe you should just read it->golden star to the person who figures out what this means before the answer on chap. 2(please R/R like the only way you know how...)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 2 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/16/2005
Exeunt reviews
A poem about selfish suicide...R/R (T for language and suggested themes)
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/15/2005
Fears reviews
A short, "Who'd a thunk it" poem...R/R
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/15/2005
Mercyfire
One of my personal favorites...(please review)
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Published: 12/14/2005
Snow reviews
Another doodle poem, this time about snow...(please review)
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/14/2005
Christ the Savior reviews
A doodle poem about Jesus...(please review)
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/14/2005
Would You Create? reviews
A villanelle invoking the reader's views of art and of becoming an artist...(please review)
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/12/2005
Freedom Time reviews
A sonnet depicting human fallibility as the price of freedom for individuality...(please review)
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/12/2005
Law of Life reviews
A short poem emphasizing the value of one's life and carpe diem...(please review)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/12/2005