Location: United States
Hello, everyone! My name is Lauren, also known as penname kaliawai512 on this site and FanFiction.Net.
My main interest is writing fiction, but I also am an avid pencil artist (I post under the username kaliawai512 on DeviantArt.Com). I recently also took up oil painting, pastel drawing, crayon drawing, and colored pencil drawing. My hobbies include computers, Photoshop, short-film making (no, I have not yet posted anything on YouTube), math, piano, cartooning, learning in general, walking around my neighborhood, and spending time with my friends. I'm currently working on my second Bachelor's degree (my first, obtained in December 2011, was in Creative Writing).
About my Work
The Phantom's Lullaby, my first published work, is my second completed book. The plot is difficult to explain, as it is a long book and has many storylines fitting into the larger storyline, but in a nutshell, it is a companion novel to The Phantom of the Opera. It tells the background story of Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, and what happened to him after he disappeared from the Opera Populaire. I base my story on the movie/musical. Disclaimer: I do not own or claim to own The Phantom of the Opera. All rights belong to Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Joel Schumacher.
Quotes - Personal and Other
"Dreams are no different than reality. They just haven't happened yet." - Me
"True beauty has nothing to do with how you look." - Me
"What is normal, anyway?" - Me
"Everyone does the best they can with the knowledge they have." - My Mom
"You may laugh because I'm different, but I laugh because you're all the same." - Author Unknown
"Life itself is a risky proposition." - Author Unknown
"There is no such thing as a weird individual. Some just require more understanding than others." - Author Unknown
"The function of the artist is to provide what life does not." - Author Unknown
"Why should everything be about who observes it? Why can't something be for the sake of doing it?" - A Very Good Friend of Mine
Copy and Pasted Stuff
Ninety-five percent of teenagers are concerned about being popular. If you are one of the five percent who aren't, copy this, put it in your profile.
98 percent of teenagers do or has tried smoking pot. If you're one of the 2 percent who hasn't, copy & paste this in your profile.
Weird is good, strange is bad, and odd is when you don't know what to call someone. Weird is the same as different, which is the same as unique, then weird is good! If you are weird and proud of it, copy this into your profile!
I like cheese. I have seen purple cows. If two gooses are geese, then why aren't two moose meese, or when two foots are feet, why aren't two footballs feetball? Milk tastes good. People call me crazy, but I'm just random! If you're random and proud of it, copy and paste this in your profile!
If you don't have a problem with homosexuality, copy this into your profile.
If you believe that the government should make levees, not war, copy this into your profile.
92 percent of American teens would die if Abercrombie and Fitch told them it was uncool to breathe. Copy this into your profile if you would be in the 8 percent laughing your butt off at the others.
Nerds are cool. Nerds are smart. Nerds will one day rule the universe. If you're a nerd and proud of it, copy this into your profile.
For me, crazy is a loose term. Crazy is when you stare at a pencil and laugh when someone asks you just what you find so interesting about the eraser. Crazy is when you have an hour long sob-fest, then start singing and dancing when your favorite song plays. Crazy is when you do or say a totally random thing, like "Do you ever wonder where the eraser bits go?" or start having a thumbwar with yourself. So if you're crazy, copy this onto your profile.
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If, for no warning, you have laughed during a movie part that wasn't funny, put this in your profile.
RACISM IS WRONG!
Racism is wrong and can often times destroy people's self confidence. It's a horrible and cruel way to treat people. To prove that we are all alike, try this simple experiment: Hold your hand up to a light of some kind. You'll see a shadow cast nearby. Now, have someone of a different race hold their hand up too. You'll see, essentially, the same image. Five fingers and a palm. Skin color doesn't matter when you get right down to it. If you are for racial equality, copy this message to your profile.
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R.I.P. Steve Irwin. Copy and paste this into your profile as a Memorium.
Pluto was declared no longer a planet on August 27, 2006, because it was "too small" and "off its orbit" for some scientists' likings. If you think Pluto should still be a planet, copy and paste this to your profile.
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