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Joined 01-09-08, id: 595467, Profile Updated: 11-30-09
Author has written 4 stories for General, Love, and Essay.

Okay. I read. A lot - I read absolutely anything that has a decent storyline and well thought out characters, and all the rest of it. I started writing my own stories when I was very, very small - I found a journal once where I'd written a small, simple story about living dolls and whatnot. Very strange, very embarrassing. I was always the imaginitive kid - my father produced a letter I'd written to the fairies when my dog got sick. He produced it in front of a bunch of friends.

Thanks dad.

Anyway.

One of my favourite poems:

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

WB Yeats

Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths,

Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

I also really enjoy the poem "Prayer Before Birth" by Louis MacNeice - it's exactly what appeals to me: brutal and dark, just like the human race in general. A lot of people believe this poem to be almost entirely negative, but I beleive that there's a postive message to be found from it - retain your individuality in the face of all the bullshit life throws at you. It's a beautiful poem.

Right.

My name is Emma.

I am 19.

I have a C2 called First Edition - check it out.

I used to write what pleased me. Now I'm aware of how good it feels to please others with the same piece of work. I would like to take up writing as an occupation, because there is nothing I enjoy better than to take up the pen to paper and let it all go, just for a few hours a day.

I enjoy getting feedback, so go right ahead. Trolls will be eliminated.

As a child I was the misfit dreaming about giants, reading about the Norse gods - I wasn't interested in the classical gods. I was into the blood and flesh of humanity, not the dream of elevation.

What I've written so far (and have submitted) is pretty mediochre. I'm working on a number of pieces for various competitons. I'll put them up when the competition ends - I'm not promising anything but that doesn't stop me.

"Reading, reviewing, whatever you're doing..." ~ my friend, Rebecca. CHECK OUT HER STORIES UNDER THE NAME OF "COOLREB". You'll love them.

Home: Northern Ireland (the middle of nowhere, the centre of everywhere)

Favourite books (by no means exhaustive, in no particular order): The Handmaid's Tale, The Da Vinci Code, The Victorian Chaise-Longue, Amadeus, Wide Sargasso Sea, Peter Pan, The Historian, Interview with A Vampire, The Red Tent, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Laws of Evening, The Gormenghast Trilogy, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, ...will add more as they come

Favourite movies: Peter Pan (with Jason Isaacs), Lord of the Rings (all), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Sunshine, Dodgeball, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (!!), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Interview with A Vampire, Monty Python (all except The Meaning of Life)...the quest goes on

Favourite bands: SYSTEM OF A DOWN(!!), Nightwish (especially now Tarja's gone), Serj Tankian, Coheed and Cambria, The Distillers, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Ramones, Queens of the Stone Age, Anti-Flag, Korn, Sigur Rós, Horrorpops, Bandwagon (a local band), Slashforth (ditto), ...same rules apply, douchebag.

I'm going to see Anti-Flag 18th May. Hallelujah y'all I wanna hear a couple of hallelujah's...afternote - Good Lord I really haven't been on this site for LONG time...

J'apprends le francais en ce moment, donc quelquefois je laisserais les (reviews?) si je lis un récit (en francais) que j'aime.

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The Camp by SickButPretty reviews
Three months. 90 days. 2,160 hours. It's either 'emotional rehabilitation' camp with 30 other juvenile girls or a jail cell, for three years. The worst thing is Ray didn't do anything wrong... how bad is grevious bodily harm anyway?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,869 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/23/2008 - Published: 2/17/2008
The Infoduel: A Novel of Decentralized Conflict by Jave Harron reviews
Two subversive groups compete for influence around the world. Governments, corporations, mercenaries, terrorists, and criminal organizations become pawns in an invisible world war for the hearts and minds of the next generation. Completed.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 71 - Words: 78,334 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/13/2008 - Published: 11/24/2007 - Complete
Sedan by Probably Jason reviews
A very short story. Took about a year to write. Takes about 5 mins to read. Any comments are greatly appreciated, especially regarding the final paragraph. Specific to that, what do you think about the clarity and/or the affect of the final paragraph?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 674 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/15/2008
Fred: The Tale of a Rabid Hamster by Neschume reviews
I got fed up with a math problem involving our friend Fred. I therefore decided to kill him.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,289 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2008 - Complete
Ready? by Molly isn't reviews
First I've written in a while. I'm still unfamiliar with my own style, to be honest. C&C welcome.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/8/2008 - Complete
Battle Hymn of the Terracrat by D351 reviews
A short possibly unfinished poem written from the viewpoint that all technological, sociological, and political systems should be destroyed, granting humanity to a supposedly peaceful existence, living more in tune with the land... It's a strange concep
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/11/2008
Childhood by praes reviews
I'm trying to motivate myself to write more. 500 word essay once a week.here is mine for the week of 3-05-08.They will be ragged and erratic but they will also serve as a visual of my writing maturing again to the level it once was.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 596 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/5/2008 - Complete
Ramblings of a Writer by shayna cale reviews
As the title suggests, this is a writer's rambling thoughts, let go, to free flow, on this site, that you may like! LOL! It's more prose than poetry, but at least attempt to read it for the laughter it will surely provide. Reviews are welcome. Thank You.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 598 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Complete
Bright Boy by ki-riseup reviews
Inspired by the images of child soldiers in the beginning of 'Casino Royale'. "he's seen / six winters / five summers / four falls"
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/22/2008 - Complete
Helena & Albert by Katrina Barnett reviews
When she’d refuse to cry in front of him even though they’d lived together for 4 months, for god’s sake, he’d suddenly find her taste in clothes contrived, especially her obsessive care for her “trademark” army jacket. It made her look like a lesbian.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,605 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
Fantasy Parodies by Lccorp2 reviews
Fantasy parodies, mocking anything and everything about the genre. You want to read these. You just know you want to.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Parody - Chapters: 15 - Words: 40,794 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 1/18/2008 - Published: 8/12/2006
The Magic Pen by Jesse the Storyteller reviews
The little girl was given a pen that could create whatever she wanted she decided to create you.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 467 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/19/2006 - Complete
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Love? reviews
I wrote this in one minute so the grammer is a bit off. I wanted to kick start my brain into thinking about the possibilities, and even limitations, of love. I'm entering a competition where the theme is "teenage love". I'll be adding to this.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 327 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/9/2008
The China Doll's Heart reviews
A first draft, hence a work in progress: constructive criticism, if you please.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 285 - Reviews: 8 - Updated: 4/9/2008 - Published: 3/3/2008
Woodsmoke reviews
Fairy Tales as they are meant to be told: by the fire, with woodsmoke to deliver them. This was a short story I entered for a school competition. The limit was 500 words, but I do enjoy a challenge. A bittersweet little thing. Read and review.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 487 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
The Unusual Resident reviews
Just a playful little thing. I wrote it when I was 14, so there are a few things that are...off kilter. Read my other story Adelstadt for a better view of how I write now. R'n'R if you please.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,092 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/22/2008 - Complete
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