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Joined 01-27-11, id: 762536, Profile Updated: 06-07-13
Author has written 7 stories for Fantasy, Nature, Life, General, and Mystery.

"Sir Stafford Nye had been a disappointment in diplomatic circles. Marked out in early youth by his gift for great things, he had singularly failed to fulfill his early promise." (Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie)

That's me right now. Or, it would be, if I'd ever been singled out for my brilliance at a young age. Or happened to be a Sir with an awesome name like that. So, basically, the part about failing... that's me. But hey, no need to get bitter.

What you might (or might not) want to know about me...

I have this terrible habit of PMing people a list of errors I found in their stories... If you don't like it, just ignore it!

I speak English, German and some Japanese; I can kind of read French and have been struggling with Latin for a long time now. I just started out on Korean. I'm 26 yet terribly immature and love Tea and Sweets.

Right now, I'm a university student hardly attending classes. A part timer in a job where you essentially get paid to stand and walk around at a leisurely pace. This April, I participated in Camp NaNo.

In German we have this expression for one's own weaker self or the lazy/bad part of ourselves: we call it "innerer Schweinehund" which is like one's "inner swine". Now I have the theory that my inner swine is, in fact, a dragon; and each time one of it's heads is cut, two new ones grow in it's place. That's how lazy I am.

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Books I've read recently

- The Secret of Chimneys . Gotta love Agatha Christie!!

- The Voyage Out Virginia Woo

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About my stories

The Dragon Princess

A story I wrote in 2002. Basically a fairytale. People said it was to short, and I totally agree. However, inspiration hasn't quite struck.

A door to other worlds

Part of an English assignment I did back in 2002. A short story. Not very original but I enjoyed rereading it after these years... Please feel free to check out the first two handwritten pages! They have drawn frames which I took some time to make and they are probably the best part of the story, to be honest.

http://grasuntermeinenfuessen.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/p50501244.jpg

http://grasuntermeinenfuessen.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/p50501271.jpg

I was asked to continue this story, but won't be able to do it any time soon...

Elster und Perle

Ich hatte die größten Schwierigkeiten, das Genre für diese Geschichte auszuwählen... Wenn jemand bessere Vorschläge hat, her damit!! Bitte :)
Auch sonst bin ich neugierig, was ihr davon haltet... Ich hab einfach mal so drauf los geschrieben!

Eerie Iry

A story I originally wanted to write for a friend to give it to her on her birthday; However, this has been dragging for many months now! But it's one of the two projects I'm really working on these days...

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My poems

They are quite short and mostly written just for the fun of it. I guess the one I like best at the moment is "Something worth saying". Maybe because it captures one of the conflicts I come across again and again. I keep stopping, keep hesitating... Keep doubting if what I'm doing is of any real worth. If it's legitimate to be spending my time on something that is purely superficial. Something I realize I'm mostly doing to please my ego. I keep wondering if there isn't actually something else I should be doing right now, some crossing where I failed to turn... well, you get the idea.

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There's a Boy Behind the Glass by Empty Orange Peels reviews
INDEFINITE HIATUS reasons why I am a scummy writer I'm really REALLY sorry!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 49,432 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 5/25/2012 - Published: 12/20/2010
Fangs by ThePlotDreamer reviews
She's not who she used to be anymore, but then neither am I. I didn't ask for this. I didn't want to restart my life. I didn't want this for my family. It's best you stay away from me. SO MUCH BETTER THAN MY STUPID SUMMARY!
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 41,652 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/12/2011 - Published: 1/14/2011
The Culture of the Desert by Studentialatini reviews
Inspired by literature on Arabic linguistics and Mr. Edward Said.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/16/2011
Afterlife Inc by Susan Ex Libris reviews
So Maat's a diva, Management's prone to favouritism, God's on the run from debt collectors and the angel's are biscuit hogs. But that's alright, I mean, you're only dead and it's not like this is hell or anything. Oh, wait. It is.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,512 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/27/2011 - Complete
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Beneath the cracks on the surface reviews
A regular day at her regular part time job in a regular museum. Or so Linny thought. But underneath this surface of normality something might be lurking. Just beneath this coat of paint... A lot of random musings and thoughts inspired by long working hours spent in a museum; Rated T for some violence and general ideas and musings young readers may find boring...
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,576 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/23/2013 - Complete
Eerie Iry reviews
Iry Alderkin has nothing to boast but one friend and a crazy talent for tailoring. Not that that would gain her any merit; However it might just be about to change when one day she finds herself facing these huge yellow eyes... Rated T just in case
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 30,271 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/8/2013 - Published: 5/18/2011
Elster und Perle
Sein Name ist Elster. Vielleicht, weil er dein Dieb ist. Vielleicht aber auch nicht. Die Erlebnisse eines Denkers in einem der *schlechtesten* Viertel einer Oasenstadt.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - German - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,168 - Published: 5/12/2011 - Complete
Something worth saying reviews
Its about the feeling that writing stories or poems just for the sake of writing them just isn't quite right. That there should be more to writing than proving to myself that I can write. That the content is essential, not the words it's being clad in.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2011 - Complete
Drenched in rain, warmed by the sun reviews
poem about being in nature... I wrote it like 3 years ago.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2011 - Complete
A Door to other Worlds reviews
To get her head clear of jumbled-up math formulas Carla sets out to examine that old book she picked up at the library. It seems to be some kind of picture album... or is there more to it? *badaaaaam*
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,498 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/5/2011 - Complete
The Rainbow Dragon The Dragon Princess reviews
Fairytale about a Princess that sets out to find the Rainbow Dragon.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,038 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/31/2011 - Complete