Xela Tokrub
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
beta: β Beta Profile
Joined 01-07-07, id: 551674, Profile Updated: 01-22-09
Author has written 18 stories for General, Historical, General, Life, Fantasy, School, Family, and Romance.

NEW PROFILE TIME!! WHEEEEEEEE (:bashes on delete key:)

The Blog

1/22/09 - I am so evil. YAY BARACK. New Year, new shtuffs. Perchance a play? Je ne sais pas. (Wheeeee... I had chocolate) Oh, and I'm sorry for the random emo bit, I was feeling emo. Hence the name "ranodm emo bit." But the situation has been rectified!

12/27/08 - Merry (late) Christmas, everyone!! I have just bridged the gap between Twilight and Machiavelli. Dios mio.

12/20/08 - Break! WOO! Working on stuffs, just hold on... I'm also learning how to play the viola, so add that onto everything else.

The Basics

Name: Xela Tokrub

Age: Pick a number between 1 and infinity...

Religious views: Jellyfish-ism/Satire/SM-is-God

Political views: Liberal Democrat/Silly

Fav Author: Neil Gaiman and/or Terry Pratchett

Personality debriefing: RANDOMRANDOMRANDOM, musical, imaginative, eclectic, creative, thoughtful, odd, happy.


Books: Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas, Il Principe - Machiavelli

Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Foul Play, The Simpson's Movie

TV shows: BBC America's Robin Hood, Robot Chicken, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Bands: Coldplay, Nickelback, AC/DC, (and Queen)

Genres: classical, alternative, comedy

Songs (not including the above): Rockin' the Suburbs - Ben Folds, Ikea - Jonathan Coulton, Pirates - Bullets and Octane

Operas: La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Composers: Dvorak, Schubert, Puccini

Musicals: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Spamalot, Hair

Instruments: saxophone, cello, bassoon (But I play the violin and the viola)

"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching." - Randall G. Leighton

"Friendship is one mind in two bodies." - Mencius

"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The Stories

(ToH) Token of Hope: COMPLETE - A short poem based off something my English teacher said while discussing the movie Awakening.

Heroine: COMPLETE - A five page poem I wrote for a project in my seventh grade English class. My teacher gave me an A, a feat damn near impossible. I feel extremely proud of this poem, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Rhyming is haaaaaaard... (NOTE: NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE DRUG HEROIN. I'M TALKING ABOUT A FEMALE HERO, NOT A DRUG. THANK YOU.)

Sculpting: COMPLETE - A short story I wrote for a project on the Italian Renaissance in social studies. It was supposed to be a short story detailing Michelangelo's sculpting process. For the record, I have ABSOLUTELY NO FREAKIN IDEA if he really acted like that. Call it poetic license.

Disbelief: COMPLETE - A true story. My dad's cousin's daughter was killed in the Virginia Tech Massacre. This was written to help get some emotion out.

Angels Never Die: PLANNING - Sybet and I have decided to do a co-written thing. It's about angels, and no, it has nothing to do with TFFG. Not posted yet, will be soon though. I hope.

(BC) Bunny Center: IN PROGRESS - Just a place to put all of my plot bunnies that jump out of my head. All ideas are up for adoption unless otherwise specified. There's gonna be stuff in here that I know I want to continue.

(1) TFFG - Prologue: The balance of power is about to be tipped... but to which side?
(2) A Girl Named Tex: Her name was Tex... and she was gonna let the whole world know it.
(3) Alex Sandwich: Two Alexes plus one Aaron equals hilarity, sugar, and annoying the hell out of Leigh.

(4) Eclipse: It was the end of the world, and she wasn't going to wait for him to show up.
(5) TFFG - Plans: A secret is out, and everything could be screwed up because of it.
(6) Seer - Daydreams: Not really telepathy, but sort of the same idea. Except not really.
(7) Astral Butterflies: She had a secret weakness for butterflies.
(8) Chairs: Chairs are EVIL! EVIL I SAY! ...And no, I'm not crazy.
(9) Abreotan: One word is all it takes... just one word.
(10) Seer - Silver Chain: Things like this did not happen to her, but the evidence was right there on her wrist.

(11) SILENCER: It looked so... real. So alive and real. And so young. I almost pitied it.

Turandot: PLANNING - "She was unattainable, and the large collection of severed heads proved it. A silly exiled prince would meet the same fate as all the rest... right?" For the record, yes, this is Turandot the opera in story form, with some of my bits added in. It's gonna be a fun ride...

(EoF) The Edge of Forever: COMPLETE - The sixth anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. This is my way of praying for those who lost someone.

(SD) Silver Dust: COMPLETE - A little something I wrote out of boredom when I was in Maine. Enjoy my random musings!

Secrets: IN PROGRESS - Ooh, original title. :shot: Anyway, something I really wish had happened to me in school. Dedicated to Meredith Kennington. And now I've turned it into something of a series. It'll end when the secret is out. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, you don't go to my school. So don't ask me about it. (I'm onto you, stalkers...)

Footprints: COMPLETE - Mm. Just a random thing.

Pennies: IN PROGRESS - Hey, I like this title. Anyway, this will be the 100 Themes challenge from dA. I know you're supposed to do it for a fandom but... IhadthisreallycoolideaforabunchofthemandnowIwanttodoitforeverythingelse... don't judge me. And it's called "Pennies" 'cos, like, it takes 100 pennies to make a dollar, and there's the old saying, "penny for your thoughts" and... yeah.
52. Deep In Thought - Writer's block sucks.

Hair: IN PROGRESS - A series of shorts heavily inspired by the soundtrack for Hair. And I don't care WHAT you say, THIS IS NOT A FANFICTION. Having gotten that out of the way... it's all from the point of view of some guy who I haven't thought of a name for. It'll probably be something biblical.

Thursday: COMPLETE - Yeah, I had a bit of an off day. So... don't take this too seriously.

(DoL) Differences of Light: IN PROGRESS - The sidekick story! Ta da! Chapters come slowly.

(WPB) Where Poppies Blow: COMPLETE - A Memorial Day tribute.

(SPW) A Study of Poetic Warfare: COMPLETE - My friend JC (not Jesus, as much as I wish it was...) wrote this weird poem on the English board, then he started challenging people to write their own poetry, and... it got crazy.

(NSYA) If I Never See You Again: COMPLETE - I was watching the YA acting class, and their last exercise got me thinking. Also, I tried styling the first part after Neil Gaiman's The Faery Reel. Don't know how well that turned out. You decide.

(TM) Theater Magic: COMPLETE - I love the theater. And Madam Butterfly. This was written in the middle of opera season. I've gone to see Butterfly four times out of four. Yes, I know I'm a nerd.

(OLD) One Lovely Day: COMPLETE - Hahaha, OLD!! That's classic. Anywho, a practice in romance.

“…And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
To show you how it all began,
Birds keep flying from the underground,
If you could see it then you’d understand,
Oh when you see it then you’ll understand…”

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

The Elemental Bend by Sybet Labach reviews
Sam is a regular 14 year old girl which, she hates. There must be something more! And when she finds it, her friends Jamie and Ryan are dragged along on the ride. Sam learns things about her past, her future, and Ryan. But Jamie isn't ready for this life.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,328 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/31/2008 - Published: 11/21/2007
Shadowwarrior by Sybet Labach reviews
Satchel Corrin lives alone just outside a small village. He works for the local farmer, and loves playing with the children in the town... he's not exactly the most responsible person... but when shadows terrorize his town, he's forced to grow up.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,752 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/23/2008 - Published: 9/25/2007
The Speed of Sound by Bluorange reviews
Open your ears, and close your eyes to hear at the speed of sound. What is listening? Really listening?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2008 - Complete
The Bastard's Choice by Minoan reviews
Symion, the bastard son of a king, grew up a mercenary. When the king is assassinated and the crown prince kidnapped by mysterious forces, he is faced with a choice, take the crown as part of a daring deception or run away from the duty he never wanted.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,977 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/8/2007 - Published: 8/16/2006
Beard by Confused Yellow Stallion reviews
It's only like... 6 words so just read it, or not, but I'd rather you read it.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 3/23/2007 - Published: 3/22/2007 - Complete
Wyn by Vesh-Nek reviews
I'm not sure where this is going...please read at least? Could use the support...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 662 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/13/2007
Pirates versus Ninjas by O.K.H reviews
The eternal question! The answer is not 42.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 440 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/4/2006
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Bunny Center reviews
Just a place for my plot bunnies. All bunnies are up for adoption unless otherwise specified. 11: It looked so... real. So alive and real. And so young. I almost pitied it.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 8,643 - Reviews: 13 - Updated: 9/22/2008 - Published: 7/29/2007
One Lovely Day reviews
A tragedy. "One lovely day, we will see a rising strand of smoke, over the far horizon on the sea, and then the ship appears... Do you see it? He is coming!" - Translation of "Un bel di vedremo" from Madam Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,443 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/2/2008 - Complete
Theater Magic
My life was changed by nothing short of magic.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,709 - Published: 8/18/2008 - Complete
If I Never See You Again reviews
You are leaving, as you must, but I don't want you to go... there's so much for us to do together... stay a little while... please.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/16/2008 - Complete
A Study of Poetic Warfare reviews
The poem on the white board in the English room was definitely a challenge, with a mocking undertone.
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/3/2008 - Complete
Where Poppies Blow reviews
In Flander's Fields, the poppies blow, between the crosses row on row, that mark our place, and in the sky, the larks still bravely singing fly, scarce heard amid the guns below..." - Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 836 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/26/2008 - Complete
Differences of Light reviews
Most people forget that there were more that helped him. Like Ama and Carmo and the various others that assisted along the way. There’s one other person whom I can’t seem to remember… oh yeah. ME.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 334 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/12/2008
So close to the end... but it's not enough, I suppose.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Published: 3/13/2008 - Complete
Pennies reviews
The 100 drabble challenge as issued on deviantART. There will be some humor, some angst, some romance, some horror, some history, some real, some fantasy...
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/18/2008
Hair reviews
Peace, love, harmony, sympathy, understanding... it all sounds nice when you talk about it, but acting on it is a whole other story. [1: Aquarius]
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 422 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/20/2008
Footprints reviews
A lingering memory vs. a modern repeat
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/7/2008 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
Secrets reviews
The irony of the whole situation was astonishing, and quite frankly, freaking hilarious.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,257 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/26/2007 - Published: 10/27/2007
Silver Dust reviews
If it hits the sunlight just so...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 9/22/2007 - Complete
The Edge of Forever reviews
We will never forget the events of 911, and nor should we. This is my way of saying that I am praying for those affected by this tragedy.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 223 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/12/2007 - Complete
Disbelief reviews
Things like this happened, but they never affected her directly. She wasn't sure she could handle it when they did. C'mon people, review!
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 4/17/2007 - Complete
Sculpting reviews
Sometimes, all it takes is a little insanity to achieve a goal.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,038 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/31/2007 - Complete
Heroine reviews
She was a heroine then, she is now, and she will be forever more.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 766 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/25/2007 - Complete
Token of Hope reviews
One man. One candle. Yet all the hope in the world.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/13/2007 - Complete