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Joined 07-13-01, id: 93038, Profile Updated: 02-15-08
Author has written 15 stories for General, Fantasy, Friendship, Life, War, Fable, Nature, General, and Essay.

I suppose this is the part where I'm supposed to say a bit about myself, so here goes.

I'm 20, living in Texas and attending college. My house is in the middle of nowhere, but that's the way I like it.

I get paid to terrorize children. In the school district I work for, you only have to have a High School diploma to substitute teach, so that's my job. I find that it's much more enjoyable than other jobs I could have and it pays pretty well.

In my spare time, I read any book that catches my eye or that someone has recommended highly. My favorite genre is fantasy, though I'll read just about anything. I also like to draw (manga style and otherwise), and write.

Currently I'm working on Grandmother's Fables, an idea I had and started on a few years ago, but only recently have been posting. Honest critiques are highly welcome as it is probably my most serious work to date. I apologize ahead of time for not updating in regular intervals; I'm trying to make sure it is the best it can be before I post each piece. Of course there will be edits at a later date, but I will try to put out the best possible each time I write. I owe it to those who will spend the time to read my work, and to myself. (Oh, and on a side-note to those who have read it: I'm debating on whether or not to put the fable in Ch. 2 in front of the introduction I currently have in Ch. 1. If any of you have an opinion on the matter, your input would be appreciated.)

I mentioned that my favorite genre was fantasy. You may find it odd then that there aren't really any fantasy stories here. The reason? While I love fantasy, and have a whole world-- SEVERAL worlds-- formed and forming in my head, constructing original plots and characters is difficult work. It takes time, effort, dedication, and an absolute conviction that you know where you're going and how to get there. Until I have all of those, and I'm happy with the way I convey it (writing style, hehe) I'll not subject you to it. If you would like to meet the characters that live in my head, however, visit them in "The Melting Pot Tavern" in the fantasy forums. I've set it as my home page.

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Writing Speculative Fiction: A Nerd's Guide by Jave Harron reviews
Tired of looking for scifi and seeing nothing new? He's my attempt to help speculative fiction writers, as well as even give the pros a few new ideas. Going strong for years! Now, we cover sword and sorcery, and how to drive your enemies before you while you hear the lamentations of their women.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 103,506 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/17/2013 - Published: 3/10/2004
Silver Scrolls by Marie Silver reviews
A guide for fantasy writers to create three dimensional characters. Current chapters: Protagonist, Antagonist, Romantic Interest, Sidekicks, Mentor, Secondary Characters, Minor Characters and Minions.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 10,460 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 5/29/2013 - Published: 4/16/2007
Compulsive by My Once Upon A Time
Lonely never leaves.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 254 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/28/2010 - Complete
Erosion of Humanity by courtingcatastrophe reviews
The world, it is a beach. We are just pebbles, we are sand. We are hot, burning, scarring sharp sand with hearts and brains just as small, and we can only hope to be washed away from this world.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 300 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/27/2010 - Complete
Notes for the General Writer by NoSou13 reviews
I've encountered a lot of people who've told me they want to write, but they don't know about what, how to start, or lack inspiration. I've come up with notes that may help. Give it a look. Now includs notes on critiquing and grammar. Suggestions welcome.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,477 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 6/30/2008 - Published: 7/19/2007 - Complete
The Perfect War by Ephemeral Dreams reviews
An different look at Mary Sues, Author Avatars, and other such things relating to fanfiction and published works. Recommended especially for new authors.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,902 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/25/2008 - Published: 11/18/2003 - Complete
Burning You Way Through the Library by The Mumbling Sage reviews
A helpful, informative guide of what to scorch first, and why. Perfect for whenever you're stuck in a library and need some heat or light! Also known as 'what happens when the library pages get rebellious'
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,358 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/21/2007 - Complete
Bound Thoughts and the Merits of Timed Writing by the shadowlark
This is a poem I wrote this year about how much I disliked doing writing assignments in 11th grade English. I could never get above a C on them.
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/30/2007 - Complete
Just Some Friendly Advice by HazelSummer reviews
A short essay offering advice to teachers. Whether you choose to take this advice or turn your head the other way [probably the latter], it's up to you. Is it any wonder my teachers dislike me? [Satirical essay]
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,015 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/8/2007 - Complete
Canyoudiefromordinary? by ADSpencer reviews
Well? Can you?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/26/2007 - Complete
Out of Steam by Opal Imp reviews
Writing essays late at night is like...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 778 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/13/2007 - Complete
Assembly of the Gods by Tremaine reviews
Fumijin, Lord of Literature, has been neglecting his duties and is punished by his Lord and Father Izanagi MM romance, sex
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26,599 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/10/2007 - Published: 1/14/2007 - Complete
The Owl and the Scholar by Uncommitted reviews
Knowledge isn't everything. You need experience and purpose to make it useful...and sometimes you shouldn't teach animals to read and write when they know your secrets.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 847 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/20/2006 - Published: 10/19/2006 - Complete
Ignorance and Popularity in the Banning of HP by DemonDancing reviews
Although critics often cite religion as a reason to censor the Harry Potter books, the driving force behind the debate are the issues of ignorance and the popularity phenomenon.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,632 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/30/2006
Choosing by SkItZoFrEaK reviews
Man always has a choice. Its in the rules.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,525 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/22/2006 - Published: 4/9/2004
yA LoLz AIM sux0rz:P by leadlesspencil reviews
Although I respect everyone's right to type as they please, some things are just too vomit-inducing for me to remain silent about.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,056 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 8 - Published: 7/1/2004
The Downfall of Lord Soriss! by E. M. Grinlord reviews
Ridiculous epic about the downfall of one of those cliche big, bad villains. Includes exploding Goblin heads, a car that doesn't exist, and a wizard who...doesn't really do anything!
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,228 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Published: 10/15/2003
Spin the Wheel by Manic Typist reviews
Not really meant to be scary, my first time posting or even really writing. I think I have accurately rated it.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,065 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/9/2003
The Isolationist Manifesto by Autumndark reviews
Musings on achieving world peace. Light humour, I suppose, although it's meant to be serious. A cynical look at the world we are creating for ourselves. (Note: I might rework this - I still like the idea, but it's poorly written)
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 860 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/27/2002
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A Stranger Passes By reviews
A poem I was inspired to write after seeing someone I never wanted to see again.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/28/2010 - Complete
Grandmother's Fables reviews
Each storyteller, when they inherit the staff, carves their own story into it for coming generations to see. One day I will inherit that staff, and in my spare thoughts, I wonder how my story will read.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,314 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/14/2007 - Published: 7/19/2007
One Bad Day reviews
A narrative depicting one of my experiences as a substitute teacher, and what I learned from it.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 842 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/4/2007 - Complete
Shorts reviews
A depository for all my short experimental writings, snatches of prose handed down to me by my muse. Includes work in mood, atmosphere, and just generally odd ideas I've played with. Enjoy.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 1,267 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/17/2007 - Published: 7/6/2007
The Reluctant Bride reviews
A man once fell in love with a beautiful girl... What does a woman really want? Originally going to be included in a novel of sorts, but I liked it enough to post it on its own. Enjoy.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 432 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 11/1/2006
I Picked Up a Pebble reviews
Written when I was in a bit of a whimsical mood, though it's not exactly a humorous peice. Where do little beach pebbles come from? Why don't we ask them?
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 11/1/2006 - Complete
The Ostrich and the Little Sparrow reviews
Originally the opening of a novel I was writing. I never finished the novel, but I thought I'd put this up here. (WARNING: Sad ending. Don't shoot me.)
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 316 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 10/11/2006
They Left their Homes reviews
A poem about the men who go to war, and those they leave behind.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/11/2006
A Single Raindrop reviews
What happens when you let opportunities pass you by? A short piece.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 5/1/2004 - Complete
Drowning reviews
What would you do if a friend was drowning?
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/1/2004
Way Past Forever, Beyond the Rainbow reviews
Did you ever wish you could find a whimsical land of your own, far from life's doldrums? Written in a moment of silliness. I hope you like it.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/18/2003
A Gloom in the Darkness reviews
Kind of dark I admit, but very good for a short read and review
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/25/2002 - Complete
The Ballad of Lorelia Highwater reviews
Lorelia Highwater the notsofamous ranger decides to slay a dragon, just for fun.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/8/2002
A Writer's WORST Nightmare reviews
What's the worst thing that could happen to a writer? besides writer's block
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/11/2001 - Complete
History reviews
Ah... History, the most boring class of all. A little poem I wrote while I was bored.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/1/2001
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