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Joined 01-13-11, id: 760545, Profile Updated: 06-21-11
Author has written 38 stories for General, Life, Friendship, Essay, Romance, Love, General, Sci-Fi, and Play.

I am not quite sure what to post on this profile, but custom seems to dictate that I should introduce myself in some non-identifying way. Therefore, my name is blank, I am blank years old, and I live in blank. Feel free to fill the blanks any way you prefer- your version is guaranteed to be more interesting than the truth.

However, if you actually have an interest in my life (and I don't blame you if you don't), or you're just really bored, here are some facts about me.

1) I like reading and writing. Unique and completely not obvious, right?

2) I do Karate. I'm not that good at it, but I'd like to think I'm improving.

3) I once rode in the back of a vegetable cart in Beijing, and later in the same day sprained my ankle running down the Great Wall of China.

4) I remember sequences by assigning them relative pitches in my head.

5) I am an agnostic, but prefer to consider myself a Pastafarian Sparrowist. For information, see http://www.srcf.ucam.org/sparrowism/home/

6) I am a "flaming liberal."

7) I am interested in physics (especially cosmology, no, not cosmetology) and psychology.

8) I love xkcd. If you're not familiar with xkcd, you should be. http://xkcd.com/

9) I can draw trees without leaves, basic geometric shapes, and the same horses that I drew when I was in 3rd grade. That's it. So, in other words, I don't have a deviantart.

10) My inner editor is horrified that 8 of the 9 above statements begin with the same word, and my conscience is horrified that the word is "I". There's nothing like grammatically unexciting self-centeredness, except perhaps all of society.

Favorite...

Movies: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (the rest all go downhill, although some are better than others), The Fountain, Music and Lyrics, He's Just Not That Into You, Love Actually, Atonement, Star Wars, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

TV Shows: Doctor Who, The X-Files, The Big Bang Theory, Bones, House, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Stargate SG-1

Music Artists: Muse, Placebo, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, John Butler Trio, Lifehouse, Metric, Guster, Say Anything, The Decembrists, Five for Fighting, Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, Mat Kearney, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Death Cab for Cutie, The Fray, Snow Patrol, Counting Crows, Dixie Chicks, Evanescence

Musicals: Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, Wicked, Rent, Assassins, The Secret Garden, Company

Books/ Plays/ Poems: Atonement, The Scarlet Letter, Death of a Salesman, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, Macbeth, To Kill a Mockingbird, Madame Bovary, Flaubert's Parrot, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, Huckleberry Finn, 1984, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Giver, Tamar, The Golden Compass trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Doomsday Book, Passage, The Road Not Taken, The Red Wheelbarrow, The Grapes of Wrath

And many more for all categories that I forgot/ am too lazy to list now.

Currently Reading: The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth and a lot of scientific papers about cyberbullying

Currently Writing: poetry and a short story for Machine of Death

Please read and review my work! Both legitimate praise and constructive criticism are accepted, flames are IGNORED. Any specifics you can provide about what you like or what you think can be fixed are greatly appreciated, because that way I know what to keep and what to change.

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Skin by RandomUser674 reviews
Lest it slip away.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2011 - Complete
Roses in the Iron by RandomUser674 reviews
I want to see the stars again. Found poem from an Anne Rice book.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/5/2011 - Complete
Homophobia by RandomUser674 reviews
I wrote this for the NCTE writing competition. The prompt: Choose a social issue that concerns you, and discuss the steps that can be taken to address this concern.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 802 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/2/2011 - Complete
The What by metal.lamp-silvertongue reviews
...Never really gave up on me/and if it did, I'll live a blindly naive dream/That all is good/That all is well,/That all is well."
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/29/2011 - Complete
When I Don't Speak by The Girl on the Ledge reviews
A poem written immediately after one of many fights with my dad and stepmum on the last night I spent at my dad's, before he drove me home. I live with my mum now. After a while, I learned that not talking was the only way to get them to stop screaming.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 395 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Complete
spaces by rebeccarebecca reviews
that do not exist.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/12/2011 - Complete
Like A Romantic Balcony Scene by Princess-anna57 reviews
This is a Choka! Enjoy! I review back everyone who reviews me.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/13/2010
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origins reviews
when i trod on fallen words, they crunch
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/20/2011 - Complete
tulipomania reviews
better to tend to the flowers in Heaven
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/17/2011 - Complete
Recalculation reviews
Secrets revealed save fewer economies than bombs.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/28/2011 - Complete
Math from a Burning Building reviews
A third grade exercise in math and compassion. About the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2011 - Complete
Fireworks
I will happily be cannon fodder.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Published: 7/4/2011 - Complete
Icarus reviews
Surrounded by sea the sun flames colder than the stone moon.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/14/2011 - Complete
Adeline reviews
Madness is a label, not a state of mind. A poem about Virginia Woolf, but which inevitably reveals more about me than her. Written for an English assignment, because I got bored of writing prose journals.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/8/2011 - Complete
Guilted Love reviews
Fulfilling a long-plotted fall.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/1/2011 - Complete
Sighting the Tsunami
A witches’ spell the water has spun." A rondel with no set meter.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 4/23/2011 - Complete
Crimson Kaleidoscope reviews
I can never find the Atlantis of your drowning mind.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/13/2011 - Complete
Left Behind reviews
This is a cinquain. And by that I mean it has 5 lines- no other format is followed. Written in about 10 minutes for a poetry workshop.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/13/2011 - Complete
It Takes Two to Waltz in Three
two is the number that lives to howl amorously at the moon
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Published: 3/27/2011 - Complete
Electron Wanderings reviews
If emptiness can travel faster than light.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/21/2011 - Complete
Celestial Revolution reviews
Pockmarks in monochrome.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 41 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/7/2011 - Complete
Whose Lion is it Anyway? reviews
Written and performed in a day for a fundraiser. Coauthored with RandomUser674, Acanthoid Android, and two of our other friends. Prompt: crime.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,379 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Complete
Crepuscular Romance reviews
Behold the skeletons, the corpses there.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/1/2011 - Complete
Painting reviews
Paint me pretty.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/27/2011 - Complete
Alien Hangovers reviews
The day the aliens landed, Sam stayed inside. Everyone else was out on the streets. The aliens had promised a handshake for every human who wanted one and, sure enough, that’s just what they were doing.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 971 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/22/2011 - Complete
The Beast
Inspired by a prompt from RandomUser674- "The beast lives under the floorboards."
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Published: 2/7/2011 - Complete
How the Clouds reviews
I shall not die beseeching the clouds to smile forever more. A triolet.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7/2011 - Complete
Lonely Soldier
Your nightmares are copyright Heaven.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Published: 2/3/2011 - Complete
Appreciation reviews
Written in 90 minutes for a competition. Prompt: Discuss two places or events and how one has helped you appreciate the other, or how they have both contributed to your appreciation of something separate.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 880 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/3/2011 - Complete
in vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua reviews
Cage your verbal caresses.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/25/2011 - Complete
Espousal reviews
Indelibly stitched smiling.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 42 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/22/2011 - Complete
Opacity reviews
Crafting permeable shadows out of silky wisps of sun.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/19/2011 - Complete
Handbag Requiems
If Charlotte’s only possession were a bag of coal, she wouldn’t know whether to feed it to the train engines or just throw it out the window. Inspired by an online short story prompt.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,477 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Shatter Glass Ceilings reviews
A reflection based upon my thoughts during January 10th's moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Arizona shooting. My opinions have slightly changed, but the legitimacy of a piece of writing is not dependent upon an author's current opinions.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 472 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
The Crack in the Rooftop reviews
The mothers sent their children to run and hide. A villanelle.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Seizing Heaven reviews
You seized her voice.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Portrait of a Hero reviews
A follow up to "Portrait of a Villain."
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Portrait of a Villain reviews
In his next life, he wants to be a hero.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Never Truly Touched reviews
Science is the religion of the faithless.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Naivete reviews
I am naive.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 331 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Materialism is Easier than the Truth Will Ever Be reviews
I've never been as good a liar by hand as by tongue.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Deconstruction
Breaking the fourth wall is beginning to do because nobody bothered to answer the e-mail to which you attached your prayers.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 224 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Adornment
There's no honor in adornment.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
A Warranty on Memory reviews
The only memories preserved are in the cold, hard, carefully calculated pixels of the digital age.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete
Misinterpretation reviews
I dwell not because I ponder her meaning.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Complete