The Abstract Dualist
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Joined 01-23-07, id: 554017
Author has written 6 stories for Family, Essay, Life, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy.

This comment was deleted when a bright man pointed out its inherent hypocrisy to me. It has been replaced by this innocuous statement.

Again, the profile is out of date. But here I shall attempt to rectify that.

A note, thanks to all our veterans out there who served in past wars and to the soldiers in our current conflicts. You have my deepest respect and gratitude.

Hell year has, unfortunately, not turned out to be conducive to writing at all. Ironically enough, English is the course that's killing me most, although US history and Physics can go flush themselves down metaphorical toilets as well. My writing has suffered greatly--in fact, I'm not sure I've worked on a long-term project at all since the start of the school year. I'm a little scared about what that might mean for my writing, but gyahonicnosdifhigerk. And yes, that is my noise of suffering.

My Plans have more or less failed totally to come to fruition, but hell, what can you do? Hopefully things will happen in the future, if not...well.

NaNoWriMo, will you taunt me forever with my inability to actually do work? Dammit, I meant to have started something by now (the twelfth). My theory being that even if I don't get all 50,000 words done, at least I'd have some material to work with. But no, instead my constant theatre work and homework will join forces to keep me from actually writing at all. Bleah.

And that about sums this period of time up: unproductive and annoying.

The debate forum seems pretty much dead right now, and I have no pressing issues, but if you have anything evenly mildly controversial, I encourage you to put it up there. I (and hopefully others) will certainly respond.

Story Updates:

The Hack-- /Stabs real life and procrastination with a huge sword/ DIE! DIE!

Something Wicked This Way Comes--Written for English class, the assignment was to take a title or opening line from Bradbury and write a short story based on it. I used both. This is a one-shot, so there's not that much to be said. I just figured if the only creative pieces I'm gonna turn out now are gonna be short stories for class, I may as well post those and contribute to the community.

Summer Rituals--Essentially the same as above, here the opener had to be a sentence from Dandelion Wine. Believe it or not, my teacher did not send me to the school psychiatrist after reading this--in fact, she gave me an A+ for content. Wondering why I say this? Read and review the story!

In an effort to get more reviews I am offering a special (but not original) deal!! IF YOU REVIEW A STORY (not a poem, please, unless you really want to--I don't care so much about those) I WILL REVIEW SOMETHING OF YOURS!! What's more, I'll actually review, rather than just saying "Wow, great story dude, you are teh bomb!" However, I do require that the reviews I am sent also live up to my standards. In simple terms, if you actually review and critique, so will I.

Review, dammit.

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Writing Speculative Fiction: A Nerd's Guide by Jave Harron reviews
Tired of looking for scifi and seeing nothing new? He's my attempt to help speculative fiction writers, as well as even give the pros a few new ideas. Going strong for years! Now, we cover sword and sorcery, and how to drive your enemies before you while you hear the lamentations of their women.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 103,506 - Reviews: 242 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/17/2013 - Published: 3/10/2004
Rants, Raves, and Reviews by SapphireIris reviews
Each chapter contains one rant, one rave and one review. Well, as far as I can get, anyways. From SapphireIris, who is most assuredly not dead.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 8,499 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/14/2008 - Published: 3/16/2006
the Marks of Sin by Jaded Optimism reviews
In the City of Danae, a rebellion is growing against the strict, totalitarian regime of the priests. The key to the rebellion lies in the hands of a young thief… who is currently inside the priests’ prison... R&R please.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,066 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/16/2007 - Published: 7/2/2007
How to Write a Fantasy Cliche by RoseMcCann reviews
Write original fantasy cliches that will turn your neighbors blue with envy! Evil Archmages, princesses and dragons galore in this simple, easy-to-use reference guide for all things cliche. Write your very own trite novella in the blink of an eye!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,700 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/18/2005 - Published: 2/21/2005
Ravenna the Stunning Elven Warrior Princess Mage by RoseMcCann reviews
Parody, 'cause I was feeling sarcastic. Ravenna, the stunning elven warrior princess of legend, is supposed to rid the land of Ice Demons. Her faithul servant doesn't want her to cut her hair. And don't forget Timmy. Or is it Vazhuxel? One shot.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,453 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 21 - Published: 1/6/2005
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Summer Rituals reviews
Written for English class. A young priestess contemplates the horrific ritual awaiting her, but not all is as it seems.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,426 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/12/2007 - Complete
Something Wicked This Way Comes reviews
Written for English class. A group of people locked in what was once their safe house are menaced by a mysterious presence. Oneshot.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,526 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/12/2007
The Hack reviews
Mel Ferron's worlds are all bound to follow certain rules. Rules that can make your fortune or ruin you. Rules that ensure that everyone plays fairly. Rules that can mean the difference between life and death. What happens when you break the rules?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,923 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 8/20/2007 - Published: 6/22/2007
Blackened Soul reviews
Written in a black mood, published in a black mood. I'd say enjoy, but that would make you some kind of sadist...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/25/2007
Huckleberry Finn Essay reviews
An essay I wrote for class on the banning of Huckleberry Finn from libraries or schools. Just in here because I'm trying to show some range and it got good reviews in class.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,183 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/20/2007
The Clock reviews
A brief poem that came to me inexplicably as I heard our clock chime. It's all true, which I like.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/19/2007