Cucumber-girl
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Joined 03-07-10, id: 715009, Profile Updated: 12-23-10
Author has written 3 stories for Nature, Sci-Fi, and War.

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Okay, so, starting at the beginning, I'm a cucumber - hence the name - and my Christian name is Larry. Here's some stuff about what I like, what I don't like, and other arbitrary stuff. YAY!

Likes: Science, Star Trek, Hetalia (the anime), reading and writing though only out of school, seafood, music (my favourite bands are My Chemical Romance and Muse), good grammar, geek culture, comic-book shops

Dislikes: Chocolate, English lessons, languages, emotional stuff (unless I'm writing it, of course, although I tend not to), my FictionPress friend Tuskface getting high and writing Spock + Cucumber + Spock on the inside cover of my Chemistry folder, a crime for which I shall never forgive her, use of the word "random" when you really mean "arbitrary". And trust me, ninety percent of the times you've said "random" in the past year you've meant "arbitrary". I know about these things.

Hobbies: Tennis, sprinting, listening to the same song for hours on end, staring arbitrary strangers in the eyes on trains until they get uncomfortable and look away (you should try it some time. It's fun.)

My stuff: I've published two poems, Silence and Moonlight, and The Night Watch, and the first couple of chapters of an absolute sci-fi EPIC, Corners. Coming up: a one-shot, 99 percent certain to be called "The Running Game".

Occupation: My full-time job? I'm Captain of the USS Enterprise. Yes, I said Captain. With a capital "C". Just because I'm a garden vegetable doesn't mean I can't be a respectable serving officer on-board the sweetest ship ever built... sigh - would that she were mine...

Appearance: Green

Location: Your salad bowl

You can find also me: on FanFiction.net as caramel729cucumber and as Cucumber-girl on deviantART. Or just look in the vegetable crisper.

Favourite quote: Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it. - Arthur Dent, HG2G

What I like in a story: Good grammar, good characters, a coherent plot, and an element of originality. Also, in the first person, pretty much all adverbs other than "slowly" and "quickly" are, despite what you may have been told about how sophisticated they make you sound, incredibly annoying.

What I don't like in a story: Bad grammar is literally my worst enemy. I hate it when people use more than one of any given kind of punctuation mark (e.g. !!), or more than one kind (e.g. !?), or use commas when a semi colon would do perfectly well (e.g. It's very bad grammar, I find it quite phenomenally annoying). Also cliches, Mary Sues, and too much description; it just becomes adjective/adverb overload, and that really sucks.

If you have anything to say about my stories, please tell me. Any suggestions? Feel free to PM me if you have anything to say!

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These Dreams Run by 91816119 reviews
I was Elizabeth Lake, daughter of Marianne Jenkins – first child of one of the poorest families in the city. I was just a poor girl, living in the slums of a big city, with an impossible dream." Real-life drama. Title has changed. Read, review and enjoy!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,009 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 2/27/2010
A Million Miles Away by CorvaCarolina reviews
Jasmine knows better than to chase rock stars. Jonathan knows not to look for true love backstage. What happens when they break the rules? 3/13: CURRENTLY BEING REWRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION ON AMAZON! WILL BE DELETED SOON!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 446 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 6/22/2011 - Published: 1/28/2009 - Complete
Is It Worth It by Adara Darville reviews
Was thinking about Justin Bieber when I wrote this, but can be applied to any teen star.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/16/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Fantastic Creatures by Black Cap reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on the creatures of fantasy, from dragons to hippocampi. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series. NOTE: Formerly The SWG to Fantasy, was split into separate parts.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/10/2010 - Published: 5/16/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: Titles by Black Cap reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on how to create titles that will attract prospective readers. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,638 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/12/2010 - Complete
The Sane Writer's Guide To: The Mary Sue by Black Cap reviews
A guide for all writers of fanfiction or original fiction. Focuses on the original Mary Sue archetype, from what they are to how to avoid creating them. Part of the Sane Writer's Guide series. NOTE: Formerly the SWG to Mary Sues as a whole.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,742 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/10/2010 - Published: 5/8/2010 - Complete
Shoes or love? by Whaaoouusses reviews
Everyone has an addiction. I have two: love and shoes. But do one make up for the other?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/11/2010 - Complete
In the Event of a Divorce by summers-end reviews
Two divorce lawyers sit down to write a pre-nup...their own. One-shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,552 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Complete
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The Night Watch reviews
A First World War sonnet that I wrote for my English class. Respectfully dedicated to the dead of WW1.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/13/2010 - Complete
Corners reviews
Rosalba is born into a world where mind matters over matter, where mirrors reflect your soul, where contrast is normality and intelligence is silence, where the number seven rules supreme... where nothing can stop you seeing once you've opened your eyes.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 467 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/13/2010 - Published: 4/24/2010
Silence and Moonlight reviews
When the sun goes down, photosynthesis does not take place and all the flowers are "asleep". This poem is not about that.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/14/2010 - Complete