The Ponderer
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Joined 04-13-06, id: 520640
Author has written 22 stories for Life, Religion, Friendship, Family, Romance, General, and General.

Hey. I'm an aspiring writer from southern Africa for those of you who aren't in the loop, and I love books. So I decided to write one... Which is why I’m here (But we're all here for the same reason, right???)

Age: 18

Birthday: 7 September

Languages spoken/understood: All. Every single one on Earth. Nah, just joking. English, French, Shona

Interests: Reading, writing, listening to music, PC gaming, meeting people, eating good food, for that is what life is made of.

That’s out of the way. I also noticed that most ppl have a like summary of their fave stuff, so, I’ll do the same. Here is a non-exhausting list of my favourite things

Movies:

Scarface, 10 Things I Hate About You, Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels, Rat Race, Tsotsi, Saw, Saw II, Phone Booth.

Games.

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Mafia, GTA San Andreas, Railroad Tycoon 2, The Sims 1 & all of it’s expansions, Rome: Total War, Call of Duty, Commandos 2 Men Of Courage, Red Alert 1 and expansions


TV Shows.

The A-Team, Coupling, 24, The Best

Books.

The Judgement – Howard E. Goldfluss,

‘Master Harold’… And The Boys – Athol Fugard,

The works on FictionPress are:

Life Is Beautiful – arachibutyrophobia

All 4 You – grrrL

The Rosenbaum Memoirs – A.T.Chukura.

Crimson Eyes - wolfeh

Sea Shells And The Forget Me Nots – D.M. Ralte

And finally, the work which should be on FictionPress:

Storm Cloud Without A Silver Lining – I.D.A

All of the above are brilliant works. Please read them if you can.

Songs.

Sky, Teka, Give It Up (Passion Mix), Dontchange, Free Shores, Hidden Agenda, A Summer Song (Be My Friend) - Full Dub Mix, A Walk In The Park, What I Say, After The Rain, God Put a Smile Upon Your Face, and the countless other tracks that I can’t really remember.

Quotes.

The Gods Favor The Bold – Ovid

That which does not kill you makes you stronger – Freidrich Nietzsche

The greatest failure in life is not the man who did not succeed, but the man who did not try – Anonymous

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost – Charles Caleb Colton

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others – George Orwell

Guys, I’m becoming cranky. I need to get some. – My sister

People.

You know who you are.

The Literary Side

Review Policy: I think it prudent to mention my review policy. I aim to give constructive reviews that will aim to help people to write better. So, if I say something in a review that you don’t like.. Deal with it. If I like something, I’ll tell you. If not, I’ll tell you anyways. And if you don’t want the help, then don’t come here…Finally, if you review something of mine, I will review something of yours. Hopefully, this will mean we can all improve our writing talents.

My Writing

Saving the best for last (I hope???)… Basically I like to write about‘dark things’ (there’s not much fun in writing about the good side of life, although it comes out of me from time to time…) and so most of my writing deals with ‘heavy’ issues… Enjoy morbidity!!! By the way, I am sick and tired of reading all of this formal poetry in class, with pretty little stanzas and nice rhyme schemes. I refuse to write poems which stick to the norm, so don’t expect the above in my poetry; I am primarily a free verse writer.

By the way, if you do not understand any aspect of my writing, would like to discuss a review I’ve
left you, or simply wish to discuss the merits of eggs, mushrooms, and Pecorino cheese, feel free to email…

Well anywayz, I'll keep y'all updated as da time goes by...

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Sea Shells and the Forget Me Nots by D.M. Ralte reviews
The teen rebel with a catch, Chelsea lives the uncharmed life. A stranger within her own family, estranged from her former best friend, (Mr. Off-To-Change-The-World), she finds the strangest solace in a crippled young man with the strangest ideals...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 147,691 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 5/11/2013 - Published: 3/3/2006
Life Is Beautiful by arachibutyrophobia reviews
Story taken down due to piracy concerns. My apologies.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 2134 - Favs: 967 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 4/5/2010 - Published: 1/29/2005 - Complete
Crimson Eyes by Rhea Valente reviews
Please proceed with caution, demonic creatures lie within...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 25 - Words: 55,638 - Reviews: 318 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/12/2008 - Published: 8/3/2005
Clichéd Dreams by Rhea Valente reviews
Live life to the utmost, you never know when it may disappear.' [Is it so wrong to dream of a better life...?]
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,439 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/7/2008 - Published: 5/22/2006
Square Root of my Soul by Enchanting Catalyst reviews
song lyrics... random musings in what i call Format B, as opposed to regular poetry (Format A). Most of these were written a while ago...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 4,545 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/10/2007 - Published: 7/9/2006
Sweetness by Rhea Valente reviews
Sweetness is not all its cracked up to be...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 257 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/13/2006 - Complete
Masquerade by littlecelticwitch reviews
Based on the book To Kill A Mockingbird and a bit of Phantom of the Opera. Written for L.A. (All my best stuff is written when I need something for L.A...hmm..) Basically everyone's wearing a mask that hides the truth beneath
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/4/2006
How Could I Know? by kath14 reviews
Poem about betrayal, murder, suicide and love. A weird combination, but it'sa still my favorite poem i have ever written
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 943 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/4/2006
You Were by xForeverAndAlwaysx reviews
you were my oxygen when I fought to breathe. and in falling for you i lost myself.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 213 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/2/2006
Barren by DefineBeauty reviews
kind of an odd poem, but i love it!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/24/2006
Tryst by Marisa-Lynn reviews
[One-Shot] A woman who is longing. A man who has no clue. A lie that brings them together. Again.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,779 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/17/2006
What we have by EmeraldWolfChild reviews
What we all have to live for.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 471 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/17/2006
bleed by Puella Caeli reviews
letting it go.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/16/2006
Goodnight, Farewell by Ash J. Bartlett reviews
Severe angst warning. The effects of a simple mistake ring through many circles.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,046 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/15/2006
Electronic Curtain by Ash J. Bartlett reviews
Robert arranges to meet a girl from the internet in person. But something doesn't quite feel right.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,126 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/13/2006
I Believe by K. M. Thompson reviews
I don't normally do poetry...constructive criticism would be appreciated. Thank you!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 419 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/13/2006
Justice by Joshua Hartman reviews
Justice cannot always be objective. Please R&R.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/9/2006
Thinking by dancingintherain reviews
why are you always on my mind?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/6/2006
Autobahn by Alyssa Kaufmann reviews
A friend is made on the way to Berlin...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 453 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/4/2006
Crimson Tears by Angi3 reviews
Poeple are pretty blind when you need help...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/3/2006
Space Debris by underoath300 reviews
open to interpetation
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/3/2006
Fear by Writing Beauty reviews
The title kind of explains it
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2006
Sometimes Belonging by Windup Hopping Lederhosen reviews
Yeah, it sounds corny but really isn't. I hope . . .
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/31/2006
You'll Never Hear by NothingMoreNothingLess reviews
The title says it all, doesn't it?
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2006 - Complete
Broken by DefineBeauty reviews
about two teens and their baby...ok, weak summary, but please read! and review,lol
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 369 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/16/2006
The Screw's Edge by Charrbin reviews
Into the depressive mire, your lifelong slump, will your mind rise up? For anyone who's in a funk, down, depressed. Please R&R, as I will return the favor.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/9/2006
I Remember You by Angi3 reviews
People change... and most of the time you can't to anything when they change for the worst...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/30/2006
The War by DefineBeauty reviews
my feelings on a few relationships in my life...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/26/2006
Antifriend by Dollface Dead reviews
Pardon me, but isn't it obvious? I normally don't write stuff like this, since I know it happens to everyone, but it really gets to me. I'm sure you can relate.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21/2006
Does This Make Me Look Fat? by L.E. Kelly reviews
Amusing.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 506 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/15/2006
don't leave me by DefineBeauty reviews
not really sure why i wrote this, but its got a lot of emotion in it...so yea, R&R plz
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/12/2006
Pencils by Secretly Steve reviews
A theory of mine on the pencil
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 744 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2006
The Ramblings of a Heartbroken Idealist by q is for quirks reviews
Idealistic wishes got me into this mess [You review me, I'll return the favor]
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2006 - Complete
A Moment, A Lust, A Desecration of Innocence by Rominee reviews
[ONESHOT] As the title suggests... Not for people who are offended by 'taboo' subjects...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,161 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/29/2006 - Complete
The Gift by Unwritten Answers reviews
[oneshot] What you never knew can hurt you.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,125 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/12/2006 - Complete
Proud, Frail and Vicious by Samara-chan reviews
eep... i just wrote this now, for a project which is like, a day late... O.o; um, reading it and telling me what you think would be nice. please? pleeease?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 695 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/4/2006
Writings Of A Broken Pen by Rhea Valente reviews
Let me die peacefully...
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 357 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/17/2006 - Complete
The Devil's Rose by TheShadowAvenger reviews
COMPLETE- short and sweet. Actually, it's sad. I think it's a good mirror for what's happening around us now. Please R+R!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,245 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/16/2005
Poisoned by Kionesworld reviews
angsty..its my new habit. two people know only.. dunno if u can get it from this..kinna metaphorical.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2004
Betrayal by D.M. Ralte reviews
Is it in you I trust?
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/31/2003 - Complete
let me be a stranger... by PoisonDart reviews
why it is better t o let go..
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/2/2001
Hole Inside Of Me by Ice Princess1 reviews
Getting over someone and the lessons learned from it. R/R please!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 264 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/20/2001
My Objective by Eira Dea reviews
A poem about , well I'm not really sure what it is about. Please review!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/28/2001
One Special Moment by Calyna reviews
Ever wish time would stand still? A song/poem about it. PLEASE REVIEW
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2000
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4C reviews
Just how far does your hypocrisy go?
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,544 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2007 - Complete
Reach reviews
Reach for your dreams, before they vanish away
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 438 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2007 - Complete
Upon The Blacksmith's Anvil
Upon the blacksmith's anvil the hammer falls
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 505 - Published: 11/29/2006 - Complete
And Today's Forecast Is
[ONESHOT] Trust your instincts, not those of the weather man
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,035 - Published: 11/29/2006 - Complete
Rise Above
Rise Above the ties that bind
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 428 - Published: 11/29/2006 - Complete
Disenchanted
I am disenchanted with the world around me, and it gets stronger with every step that I take
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,193 - Published: 11/29/2006 - Complete
Safe Harbour
Once upon a time, there was a ship
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 312 - Published: 11/29/2006 - Complete
Distant Shores
These shores feel so distant now
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Published: 11/29/2006 - Complete
Tainted Love reviews
[ONESHOT]If only you realised just how far off the mark you are...
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,030 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Complete
The Poisonous Facade
The gilding on the mask cracks, and i see the rot beneath
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Complete
I Have A Question, If I May reviews
Do we really know ppeople as well as we think we do?
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 340 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/27/2006 - Complete
Lost reviews
I am a body without a soul... I am lost
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/7/2006
Addiction II reviews
[ONE-SHOT] We all crave freedom from that which we lust for the most…
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 853 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/2/2006
I Remember reviews
[ONE-SHOT] I remember, and I pray I never forget…
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,002 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/18/2006
A Prisoner of His Shadow reviews
I don’t want to be trapped anymore. Please, someone, set me free
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 469 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/6/2006
Embrace reviews
She destroyed me with her warm embrace...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 8/6/2006
The Death Of Conservatism reviews
A poem for anyone who’s too afraid to step out of their boundaries. This is in no way political, lol
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 531 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/6/2006
Blood reviews
[ONE-SHOT] I need to see the blood she saw; the blood she took from me…
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,125 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/30/2006
Paranoia reviews
Ever been gripped by an acute sense of paranoia? Ever had it consume every part of your being? This is what happens when paranoia sets in. Please R&R
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,114 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/8/2006
Addiction reviews
My view on the difficulty of escaping addictions
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/15/2006
In Times Of Utter Desolation reviews
This is a poem on how God remains in my life through thick and thin. Very heartfelt
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 365 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/8/2006
Sometimes I Wonder reviews
This is a poem describing the sometimes exasparating difficulty of family life
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/7/2006