Amanyar
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Joined 01-27-06, id: 511057
Author has written 11 stories for Essay, General, Spiritual, Life, and General.

Hello! 'Tis I, Amanyar, a slightly abnormal, bookwormish, sporadic, rather detatched teenager in the wonderful country of the United States, where I have subsisted my entire life. It gets rather dull, and I find myself wishing I could go to England and Spain and Italy for a while. Not that I really have much to complain about... I am patriotic, but one can have a wish to travel and still love one's own country.

My pen name is from Lord of the Rings: it means "Those from Aman." It's another name for the Calaquendi, or the Elves of Light. And of course, from this, you can obviously make the inference that I am obsessed with Lord of the Rings. Well, okay, I can't exactly claim "obsession," not when there are people who change their names to Frodo and Aragorn and walk around in medieval-looking clothing, but really, how many better books have there been published? I can only think of a couple. I am also an avid fan of the movies, though I have a few critiques I could give them...

I'm not going to tell you my real name, even though I know that the idea of internet stalkers is a shameless lie our parents tell us to keep us from spending so much time on the computer; I very much prefer to be known by the mystical name of Amanyar. The graceful elves from Tolkien's world are far more fascinating than a little high schooler at home who has nothing better to do than write fanfiction and the occasional original story.

Actually, I do have something to complain about--LET'S DEMOLISH THE POLITICAL PARTIES! They drive me nuts! They make our country so divided that we could just separate into two nations: The Democratic States of America and the Republican States of America--both are far more fitting than "The United States of America." I can understand two sides to issues, with candidates taking different postions and view points, but when we get to the point where we hate our neighbor across the street because he's a liberal and we're conservatives, we're going too far. What happened to all the banners that went up after 9/11? You know, the "United We Stand" ones? Well, we're not united. Go back and read Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech (http://libertyonline.hypermall.com/henry-liberty.html) and tell me this--does he call his opponents idiots who have their heads in the clouds or "flip-floppers" (as President Bush so delicately described Kerry in the last presidential election) or stupid men who only got through college because of their fathers' reputations? No. In fact, he says of his opponents (and I quote), "No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House." He goes on to say that he respects their views, but his differ and he would like to expound upon them, if they would be so kind as to allow him time. We revere Patrick Henry as a national hero for his resounding speech and efforts on the behalf of our newly-formed country, so why don't we follow his example? George Washington, in his last address, specifically warned us against political parties. Let us take his advice! Surely the founding fathers of our country should held highest in our esteem, and yet, we esteem them not. So here's my two cents: I'm not a Democrat. I'm not a Republican.

I am an American.

And now, some of my all-time favortite quotes because I love quotes and have become obsessed with them. But only a few because my fanfiction accoutis overrun with them, and I wouldn't want to bore you twice. Or myself, for that matter.

"Fairy-tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." ~ G. K. Chesterton

"But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries has prayed for the one sinner who needed it most?" ~ Mark Twain

"We read that we ought to forgive our enemies, but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends." ~ Cosimo de' Medici

"Our sunsets have been reduced to wavelengths and frequencies. The complexities of the universe have been shredded into mathematical equations. Even our self-worth as human beings has been destroyed." ~ Dan Brown

"All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it." ~ Mark Twain

"There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

"Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." ~ Harper Lee

"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds." ~ William Shakespeare

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Smart reviews
“You don’t know how to read,” he told us, “and that’s what I’m going to teach you.”
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 984 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/20/2008 - Complete
The Venerable Deity reviews
I belong to a cult.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 827 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/20/2008 - Complete
Learn to be Lonely reviews
I had to admire his fortitude: he fought heroically through half of the meal before the tears won the battle. His composure melted; his frame shook; his right hand clenched tightly over something he had just slipped off of his finger.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 634 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/20/2008 - Complete
Pinwheels reviews
Like stars that shine through night's tattered blanket...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/4/2008 - Complete
Us? Inhumane? Well, I never reviews
As humane individuals, as we pride ourselves on being, we would help those in need because we have so much. Right?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 535 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/11/2007 - Complete
United We Stand? reviews
More and more lately, I've been compelled to ponder the truthfulness of this statement. United We Stand? Give me a break.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 741 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/6/2007 - Complete
God's Little Sparrow reviews
I met her only once, but she changed my life because of her compassion. The world was a better place because she was in it, and she cared.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 772 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/13/2007 - Complete
Why is it? reviews
The world could be a better place...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 302 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/30/2006 - Complete
The Lily's Gift reviews
Why is life not fair?
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 518 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/18/2006
Hell Tempted Me reviews
I was always a good kid. Until that one fateful night, when my best friend asked, "How 'bout a dare"...the night that would change my life.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,996 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/22/2006
True Courage reviews
What is courage, really? Is it the ability to face one's fears? Or is it the ability to face oneself?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 648 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/8/2006