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Jun. 7th, 2010

queensjoy, Sherlock Holmes

Intro post and All That Jazz.

Okay, so I thought I'd write a bit about myself so people know what type of person they are adding. Haha. I should've done this a lot sooner, but I tend to procrastinate - a whole effing lot.

Firstly: I don't watch Glee. I have never been into Lost. I have an intense hatred for all things Twilight. Lady Gaga annoys me. I know, I know, half of you will want to watch me burn.

Name: Amber
Age: 21
Residence: California

Actors / Actresses: Natalie Dormer. Andrea Riseborough. Johnny Depp. Kate Winslet. Cate Blanchett. Vivien Leigh. Lauren Olivier. Katharine Hepburn. Sandra Bullock. Cary Grant. Michael Fassbender. Christoph Waltz. Katie McGrath. Colin Morgan. Bradley James. Ben Barnes. Eva Green. Daniel Day Lewis. Angel Coulby. Matt Smith. Juno Temple. Julia Roberts. Henry Cavill.  Rita Hayworth. Benedict Cumberbatch. Martin Freeman.

Movies: The Philadelphia Story. Gilda. Moulin Rouge! Phantom of the Opera (1930s and 2004). The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Camille. Penelope. Pirates of the Caribbean. Harry Potter. Sherlock Holmes. Howl's Moving Castle. Spirited Away.

TV: Justified. Merlin. Psych. Legend of the Seeker. SmackDown. Raw. Doctor Who. Gavin and Stacey. Being Human. Miss Marple. True Blood. Veronica Mars. The Tudors. Bones. House. Community. Sherlock. Boardwalk Empire. The Borgias. 

Books: The Phantom of the Opera. Vanity Fair. A Great and Terrible Beauty. Harry Potter. Lord of the Rings. Wolf Hall. Sherlock Holmes. Goldengrove. Fever series. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. Deathless.

Ships: Arthur/Morgan. Katara/Zuko. Sookie/Eric. Hermione/Draco. Blair/Chuck. Kahlan/Richard. Lancelot/Gwen. Merlin/Gwen. Doctor/Amy/Rory. Anne Boleyn/Thomas Cromwell

Occupation: Student. Writer. Caffeine addict.

Interests | Likes: Books, writing, anthropology, film, acting, history. 

"How tired I am of stories, how tired I am of phrases that come down beautifully with all their feet on the ground! Also, how I distrust neat designs of life that are drawn upon half-sheets of note-paper. I begin to long for some little language such as lovers use, broken words, inarticulate words, like the shuffling of feet on the pavement. I begin to seek some design more in accordance with those moments of humiliation and triumph that come now and then undeniably. Lying in a ditch on a stormy day, when it has been raining, then enormous clouds come marching over the sky, tattered clouds, wisps of cloud. What delights me then is the confusion, the height, the indifference and the fury. Great clouds always changing, and movement; something sulphurous and sinister, bowled up, helter-skelter; towering, trailing, broken off, lost, and I forgotten, minute, in a ditch. Of story, of design, I do not see a trace then."  -Bernard in The Waves by Virginia Woolf

Jun. 2nd, 2010

queensjoy, Sherlock Holmes

Reviews.

I don't like to review stories.

As a writer, I understand how important reviews are to the process. They not only help boost the author's confidence, but double the effort that goes into every nuance. Reviewers can make or break an author, depending on the feedback and the resiliance. A bad review could put a halt to an entire story, or push enough that it is completed in record time.

I write lackluster reviews. I forget grammar, and throw spelling out the window. I loose focus after a single sentence. I know what parts I like, or what scenes I thought were silly. I know when a character gets on my nerves, or when I feel like cheering for another. When it comes down to execution, writing something meaningful, I fall short. So, to save face, I don't leave a review. I'm lurker, I guess. I just don't see the point of leaving a crap comment.
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Mar. 17th, 2010

queensjoy, Sherlock Holmes

Gettin' my leprechaun-fairy ob

Movies:

Fairytale: A True Story
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)
Luck of the Irish (2001)
Thumbelina
 

Books:
The Summer King by O. R. Melling
The Hunter's Moon by O. R. Melling
Tithe by Holly Black
Valiant by Holly Black
Ironside by Holly Black
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

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Jan. 11th, 2010

queensjoy, Sherlock Holmes

Danger, Danger.

My cosmetic shelf just tired to take me out; I've got a pink soon-to-be-bruise right under my eye. The couch also tried to kick my arse by going after my fecking hip. I am now going to avoid all household items, and hope that nothing else goes after me in the next 24 hours.

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