Obscure Omen
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Joined 07-14-06, id: 532821, Profile Updated: 07-25-09
Author has written 12 stories for General, Nature, Horror, General, Essay, and Friendship.

Well... As is probably obvious, I am Obscure Omen...

There really isn't that much to say about me.

I'm a high-school graduate and soon-to-be freshman at Mount Holyoke, and I guess I would be described as a "Grammar Nazi," thanks to my obsession with editing, as pathetic as it may seem. I think I'm a pretty good student... But, then again, you never know--I know for sure that it definitely doesn't say that I have any common sense of which to speak. Most of my time is spent reading, but I try to write at least occasionally.

But, even though I do enjoy writing, editing, and the like, I am not particularly good with thinking of plots (I'm more of a "description" writer) ... which is definitely not a good thing, especially for writing plots. ._.

On that note: If anyone needs a beta, I'd be happy to help. Just send me a PM, and I'll see what I can do. (Although, I must give a warning: I'm going to be going to college soon, so I'm currently being bombarded with information relating to dorms, classes, and required readings for said classes, plus a supposed-to-be-part-time-but-seems-more-like-full-time job. Depending on how much work I have, I may not be able to finish every chapter within a few days.)

Also, I am completely anti-Twilight and anti-Dane Cook. I have no idea how anyone can consider the former a work of genius (as some have called it; I think it's a badly written self-insertion filled with sexism, the corruption of vampires, painfully flat characters, and a disturbingly superficial "love") or the latter to be funny.

About Me

Name: Obscure Omen
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Religion and Political Position: Atheist/Nonreligious; Democrat
Education: High-school graduate; soon-to-be freshman at MHC
Location: Eastern United States
Interests: Editing, manga, anime, novels (horror, suspense, fantasy, science-fiction, pretty much anything but historical or historical fiction), stand-up and improvisation comedy, religion, philosophy, biology, and psychology.
Favorite Authors: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Terry Pratchett, John Saul, and Michael Crichton.
Music: Hard rock and some metal. I like the instrumentals of metal, but I just can't stand monotonous screaming. I also like some pop, soundtracks (musicals), and a cappella. (The UC Octet of 2003 was absolutely amazing. They're all over YouTube; I strongly recommend everyone to look them up, especially their rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. Same goes for the MIT Logarhythms) Japanese bands/artists: Maximum the Hormone, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Miyavi, FLOW, Acid Black Cherry; English: System of a Down, SOiL, Skindred, Disturbed, Apartment 26, Stereomud, Dragonforce, Queen, Nightwish, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Stephen Lynch

Random Quotes/Instant Messenger Conversations
(Note: The quotes without someone's name at the end of them are mine--I thought it would be repetitive if I kept saying which were mine and whatnot... And random notes are in the italicized text...)

"If you used someone's intestines to make a noose and strangle them, wouldn't it be like a handle? I mean, they'd have it connected to their stomach and their neck! You could carry 'em around with you like a briefcase!"

"Hey, what's that word that means 'to cut off someone's head'? 'Castrating'?" ~My friend Nick"

"What is Life but just another Dream that will probably End in just another Nightmare?"

"My birthday will be the life of me!"

"I don't think that Hitler was evil. He was just being possessed by his mustache. There's no way a mustache can be that small and not be demonic!"

"... Hey... If normal people have personal-space bubbles, would that mean that mimes have personal-space cubes?"

"Exercise can be as mood altering as some illegal drugs." ~X-Play

"'Mow it, Richie.'
'Okay, Dad, sure,' Richie said, but a terrible suspicion had suddenly blossomed in his mind. Maybe his dad didn't mean just the front lawn.
Wentworth Tozier's smile widened into a predatory shark's grin. 'All of it, O idiot child of my loins.'" ~ It by Stephen King, page 329

"... I smell virgin..." (I meant to say "vinegar," I swear!)

"I'm not an idiot! ... I'm just selectively intelligent!"

"I'm like a prostitute, just with grammar!"

"Don't make me kick your Angle-Side-Side!"

"Friction: it's hot wood-on-wood action!"

"If Disney can give a lion a goatee, then I can give a squirrel a mini-mustache."

"Oral sex: your daily dose of nucleic acid!"

"Congratulations, your mind has just officially been molested."

"Never trust a moose!" ~A standard eighth grade test for English

"This guy is going really slow for a motorcyclist... I think he's gay. Either that or just cautious."
"Hey, he could be cautiously gay!" ~Conversation between my dad and my best friend, Olivia

"OH MY GOSH! IT'S GAY CATHOLIC SEX!" ~What my friend Jessie shouted at the top of her voice during lunch when reading the fourth volume of Descendants of Darkness/Yami no Matsuei

"This friend of mine, well, he gave me this virus scanner--"
"WHAT! A boy gave you a virus?"
"... A virus scanner... Y'know, for the computer? ...(O_O) MOM, WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU THINKING!" ~An awkward conversation, to say the least

"Don't make me snap algebra at you!"

"Is a comma just a sexually aroused period?"

"Y'know how people always have five-year-olds sit in circles? I think it's because they're geometrically challenged."

"Quincys: making 'geek' a hereditary gene for centuries."

"Cogito Eggo sum: I think, therefore I am a waffle." ~The first phrase my Latin teacher taught us in Latin 1 (It's a knock-off of the quote "Cogito ergo sum," which means "I think, therefore I am.")

"So, does that mean that 'Leggo my Eggo' means 'Read my waffle'? -snaps fingers- Read my waffle, BI-YATCHES!" ~The first thing that popped into my mind when I learned that "lego" in Latin is "I read" (Well, technically this would end up roughly translating to "I read my waffle," with "my" being English, but meh.)

"When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion." ~Robert M. Pirsig


"... Wow, the Atari symbol is an image of y-axis symmetry..."

"Y'know what? Half-truths round up." ~My friend Liz

"You know you're a band geek when you realise that it would be possible to replace the traditional 'seduction' objects (lollipops, popsicles, things that you have to lick in suggestive ways) with a clarinet and actually seduce someone with it."

"You can't destroy the governmental infrastructure of the United States with a mere JUTSU."

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The Separation between Church and State reviews
An essay arguing for the complete separation of church from state in the United States of America based on historical opinions and documents. Rated for reading difficulty.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,424 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/16/2008 - Complete
Never Forever reviews
Just because something is cherished at one point in time doesn't mean it will be cherished forever. Conservatively rated for semidark themes.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 343 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/3/2007 - Complete
Holocaust reviews
They're more common than you think.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/10/2007 - Complete
Gone, Gone, Gone reviews
Gone from normal life. Gone from common sense. Stuck in a nightmarish, haunting world, where the only freedom is death.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 373 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/1/2007 - Complete
The Stupidity Crisis: Internet Edition reviews
There is a deadly creature lurking inside of the Internet... We created it, and it may never disappear... This beast is known as... Chat-speak.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,238 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/18/2006
Ambiguous Tranquility reviews
Looks can oftentimes be deceiving—especially when nature is involved.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 762 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/18/2006
Sometimes things that seem innocent aren't so innocent once you get to know them...
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 192 - Published: 7/18/2006
Bloody Melody reviews
There is more than one reason to "commit suicide." Sometimes, you just don't know any better... Rated for descriptions of gore.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 830 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/17/2006
Ode to the Universe reviews
A simple ode dedicated to the not-so-simple world in which we live.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/17/2006
Wishing reviews
Giving inanimate objects thoughts, feelings, and voices isn't always a good idea... Especially if the objects are weapons...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/17/2006
Blinded reviews
Just because knowledge is treasured doesn't mean that you should try to learn everything...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Horror/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/17/2006
Horror reviews
Sometimes abandoned warehouses should remain abandoned... Rating T for implied gore, if that makes any sense.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/17/2006