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To write is to mirror your mind, to take a picture of your soul at the instant each word was conceived. It reveals the invisible thoughts of your heart; it deciphers meaning from the infathomability of the universe. If I could write, my world would be a well of infinite inspiration. Each everyday action and routine would have significance, would become my message on the mundanity of modern life. Each petty insult and cruel jibe would, as ink on a white page, teach of the basic indifference to all but self; the essence of humanity.

If I could write, my life would have meaning.

If I could write, I would know that I am worth something. My talent would be inimitable, because it draws on the essence of who I am. How many, in our world, could say that they are irreplacable?

If I could write, I would no longer be alone. The filter through which I view my world would extend, encompassing any and all of those I influence. For a few minutes or hours or days, they would understand how I feel. Why I am, in the midst of thousands, alone. Why I feel, when I look at the world, despair. They would understand my interpretation of life – which, in the end, is all I really am.

If I could write, my readers would watch through my eyes, and sigh as I sigh. They would not cry, because I will not cry. But they would feel inadequate and helpess before our wondrous society, and they would be the doubters, because I cannot help but doubt.

All we seek, in this world, is to be understood, down to the bottom of our hearts. True understanding brings no judment or condemnation. If I… if I could lay myself bare under the scalpel of words, if I could let my pretentions and conceits and self-deceits all slowly fall away to leave naught but truth…

If I could write, I would still be nothing but a doubter – but I would be believed.

If only I could write.


Hi, I'm Darklinger. And this is my profile. In case you hadn't noticed. And yes, I wrote the above.

I live in Auckland, New Zealand! Exciting, ain't it? Down here in the great blue yonder... where everything is upside down...

My age doesn't have any bearing on the quality of my writing (defensive much? sorry). But I'm 15.

My gender makes me a slight anomaly on this site. You've got one guess. Female is wrong.

I have deep-seated psychological problems. Most involve teachers and homework (which I never do, anyway). Because of these problems, updating regularly is going to be an issue.

Work and responsibility are two words I simply do not know the meanings of.

Updating is a third. To my hordes of loyal fans - please, try not to despair over the lack of new chapters (or, indeed, any chapters). Don't do anything drastic after the heart-wrenching realisation that you might not be able to experience the sublime joy that is my writing (or, mostly, my lack thereof) for a few more decades while I get to work on the next update. :P

Ask me any three questions (excluding contact details IRL) and I'll answer whatever you ask. Post this to your profile and see what people want to know!


Novel: Ah... Ender's Game. Catch-22. Northern Lights. Dreamsongs. All are must-reads.

Short Story: A Song for Lya is absolutely brilliant. And perfect.

Poem: No Second Troy by Yeats, and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by Eliot

Author: Definitely George R. R. Martin of A Song of Ice and Fire fame. The rest of his stuff is awesome too, though.

Movie: Dark Knight forever.

Song: Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's

Artist: Muse, Eminem

My picture... it's a tasmanian devil. From... Tasmania (I kid you not). I chose the Tasmanian Devil because it is apparently a vicious rabid bastard that bites anything that moves and many things that don't. Not that I would be in any way comparable...no, of course not! - but I admire the sentiment.

Come visit me at Fanfiction.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1693673/

Pen name: Valar Morghulis

Yes, this entire profile was basically copypasted from over there (where I'm far more active) which accounts for the slight anomalies like references to my writing, which is nonexistent as far as non-fanfiction is concerned (hoping to change that, but could be a while).

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Mother of Learning by nobody103 reviews
Zorian, a mage in training, only wanted to finish his education in peace. Now he struggles to find answers as he finds himself repeatedly reliving the same month. 'Groundhog Day' style setup in a fantasy world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 108 - Words: 804,117 - Reviews: 6086 - Favs: 4,768 - Follows: 5,883 - Updated: 2/10/2020 - Published: 10/17/2011 - Complete
Swish by lovelyhead reviews
He was her rival, on and off the court. He can get any girl he wants, and she doesn't know how to lose. In a battle of basketball and the heart, Taylor Hampton won't let James Stirling win. Dallington High School never saw this coming.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 120,357 - Reviews: 3501 - Favs: 2,913 - Follows: 1,666 - Updated: 1/6/2016 - Published: 7/23/2005 - Complete
Heart Lotion SPF 20 by Vena Cava reviews
The moment Honey Smith sets foot in South Merritt Academy, she unknowingly becomes the target of an unspoken challenge, setting into motion a self-fulfilling prophecy that will forever change the lives of South Merritt’s Elite Five.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 26 - Words: 127,124 - Reviews: 2211 - Favs: 1,739 - Follows: 1,940 - Updated: 3/13/2013 - Published: 6/6/2008
The Champagne Gang by punkturnedwriter reviews
..."Does that kiss have anything to do with why we're on a train to New York in the middle of the night?"
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 23 - Words: 197,541 - Reviews: 4090 - Favs: 3,467 - Follows: 1,481 - Updated: 1/18/2010 - Published: 6/18/2006 - Complete
The Matchmaker by StormDancer reviews
It is said that if you put your name in locker 420, the Matchmaker will find you your perfect match. So what happens when the arrogant spoiled brat is captivated and the matchmaker meets her match?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 39 - Words: 137,441 - Reviews: 3507 - Favs: 4,200 - Follows: 1,464 - Updated: 8/19/2008 - Published: 11/3/2006 - Complete
Beating the Game by Lord Iron-Balls reviews
Patrick Morrison had it good. He was socially invisible, ignored by the Neanderthals around him, and on the fast track to MIT. Then he made the mistake of getting involved in Marielle Pason's social games. But to Patrick, the only way out is to win.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 83,282 - Reviews: 1173 - Favs: 1,020 - Follows: 730 - Updated: 8/1/2008 - Published: 1/3/2006
Moon River by pixy-dizzy reviews
Pen is not earth mother. And the boy is not gentle. But he is lovely and broken and if she could stop being a chickenshit she could call him up and ask him to take her to Casablanca. This is how the world begins.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,872 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/23/2008 - Complete