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Okay. I read. A lot - I read absolutely anything that has a decent storyline and well thought out characters, and all the rest of it. I started writing my own stories when I was very, very small - I found a journal once where I'd written a small, simple story about living dolls and whatnot. Very strange, very embarrassing. I was always the imaginitive kid - my father produced a letter I'd written to the fairies when my dog got sick. He produced it in front of a bunch of friends.

Thanks dad.


One of my favourite poems:

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

WB Yeats

Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths,

Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

I also really enjoy the poem "Prayer Before Birth" by Louis MacNeice - it's exactly what appeals to me: brutal and dark, just like the human race in general. A lot of people believe this poem to be almost entirely negative, but I beleive that there's a postive message to be found from it - retain your individuality in the face of all the bullshit life throws at you. It's a beautiful poem.


My name is Emma.

I am 19.

I have a C2 called First Edition - check it out.

I used to write what pleased me. Now I'm aware of how good it feels to please others with the same piece of work. I would like to take up writing as an occupation, because there is nothing I enjoy better than to take up the pen to paper and let it all go, just for a few hours a day.

I enjoy getting feedback, so go right ahead. Trolls will be eliminated.

As a child I was the misfit dreaming about giants, reading about the Norse gods - I wasn't interested in the classical gods. I was into the blood and flesh of humanity, not the dream of elevation.

What I've written so far (and have submitted) is pretty mediochre. I'm working on a number of pieces for various competitons. I'll put them up when the competition ends - I'm not promising anything but that doesn't stop me.

"Reading, reviewing, whatever you're doing..." ~ my friend, Rebecca. CHECK OUT HER STORIES UNDER THE NAME OF "COOLREB". You'll love them.

Home: Northern Ireland (the middle of nowhere, the centre of everywhere)

Favourite books (by no means exhaustive, in no particular order): The Handmaid's Tale, The Da Vinci Code, The Victorian Chaise-Longue, Amadeus, Wide Sargasso Sea, Peter Pan, The Historian, Interview with A Vampire, The Red Tent, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Laws of Evening, The Gormenghast Trilogy, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, ...will add more as they come

Favourite movies: Peter Pan (with Jason Isaacs), Lord of the Rings (all), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Sunshine, Dodgeball, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (!!), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Interview with A Vampire, Monty Python (all except The Meaning of Life)...the quest goes on

Favourite bands: SYSTEM OF A DOWN(!!), Nightwish (especially now Tarja's gone), Serj Tankian, Coheed and Cambria, The Distillers, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Ramones, Queens of the Stone Age, Anti-Flag, Korn, Sigur Rós, Horrorpops, Bandwagon (a local band), Slashforth (ditto), ...same rules apply, douchebag.

I'm going to see Anti-Flag 18th May. Hallelujah y'all I wanna hear a couple of hallelujah's...afternote - Good Lord I really haven't been on this site for LONG time...

J'apprends le francais en ce moment, donc quelquefois je laisserais les (reviews?) si je lis un récit (en francais) que j'aime.

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