Rebecca Mummery

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Rebecca Mummery

Location: Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, United Kingdom

Member Since: July 2010

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Currently trying to read my way through J.G Ballard's "The Unlimited Dream Company", and Franz Kafka's "The Castle". My favourite poem be either "The Raven", "Alone" and "The Valley of Unrest" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Darkling Thrush" and "The Ruined Maid" by Thomas Hardy, "The Lie" and "My Last Will" by Sir Walter Raliegh, "The Hollow Men" by T.S Eliot, "Be Drunk" by Charles Baudelaire, "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley or "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde. Some books in ascending order, of which I have liked, and read: The Omen - David Seltzer Haunted - Chuck Palahnuik The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and My Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson 1984 - George Orwell Moab Is My Washpot - Stephen Fry Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe Candide or Optimisim - Voltaire Carrie - Stephen King My all-time favourite films are: A Beautiful Mind , Amelie, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, Philadeplia, War of the Worlds, Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump. In terms of music, I like to think I have an eclectic taste, ranging from the likes of Joy Division and Bauhaus to Vivaldi and Captain Beefheart! I do find the likes of Prokofiev and Vivaldi helpful, when writing poetry. I am currently suffering from MDD, and I am treated by a home visit councillor, mental health doctor of whom I see on a weekly basis, and the combination of Sertraline and Aripipriazole. In reference to mental illness, I had previously suffered psychotic symptoms which went hand in hand with my depressive illness. I would like to write poetry upon my experience on Risperidone, as it was certainly a very tough time in my life, but as the saying goes: "You have to be cruel, to be kind".. It's only when I'm able to honestly reflect, that I certainly realise I had a very large problem in my mind, with reference to my delusions of grandeur, my paranoid delusions, and the idea that I was chosen for something, but couldn't quite pin-point what it was. I think I was saved by the tablets, I dread to imagine how much further my delusions and the slight hallucinations I experienced, could have escalated into. It would mean a lot to become a published poet, especially at this time in my life. I am 17 going on 18 in December, and managed an A in GCSE English Literature, and B in English Language. I also attained A grades in Art, I.C.T and an A* of which was awarded in GCSE Religious Studies. Other grades range from B's to C's. Bit of irrelevant enlightenment there. You can also find me at Last.fm, I think my username is Bec3333, it has been a while since I last logged on. And on here: http://bec33.deviantart.com/ I've yet to show direct real dedication towards another site, called "goodreads", I suppose when I'm feeling a lot better in the near future, I will make another account, and try my best to use it. I love/need to smoke, a terrible habit I know. My favourite drink is Stella, followed by Holsten Pils and Budweiser, mind I do love a pint of Strongbow on a warm day. A Southern Comfort wouldn't go a miss either. My evening ritual is that of sitting down with an iced latte and a minature cigar, whilst racking my brains for some verses. If I don't reply that often, it is probably because I am not on the internet an awful lot now, but nevermind. I really appreciate any comments, especially criticism, and will... here we go, cliche... try to take comments and advise on board. I will not make changes to my poetry already on display, that defeats the object, as in.. I want myself and others to see the improvement I've made, so. I'm from Merthyr Tydfil, in South Wales.. what can I say, I'd rather be somewhere else. Before my illness, I enjoyed comedy such as: Father Ted, Rowan Atkinson, George Carlin, Dave Allen, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Lee Evans, Flight of the Concords (big Bowie fan, love their impersonations of him..), and films like Airplane! At present, I admit I am a very confused and complicated individual. I show my poetry to my doctor weekly, and he has advised I try some children's poetry.. well, I've taken that advice, and wrote a few poems for a children audience.. I shall post them on here in due time. I have also entered two poetry competitions I accidentally discovered on the internet.. I'd absolutely love any feedback, but I'm not counting on it. I'm 17, but I don't necessarily feel it.. Am I trapped in younger years, destined for something bigger? I'd like to mention my parents, of whom at this time, I rely on greatly, as I have difficulty looking after myself, and motivating myself. Their support has been phemonenal, and without them, I don't think I'd be here now. I'd also like to mention my closest friend, of whom I haven't contacted in a while due to the demons in my mind. David Kildare is an aspiring young novelist, who I deeply admire. He hails from Liverpool, and introduced me to the Beatles, and the greatness of John Lennon. He attended Cyfarthfa High School with me, then moved out of my pathetic, narrow-minded town, and is now based in Stafford. I miss him greatly. I'm a terrible rambler, as my page shows..

It's a wonderful feeling to discover than there are others out there, that can appreciate and understand my poetry. I feel not so isolated, as opposed to feeling that the workings of my mind are simply coded with nonsense content. I'd like to think arrogance is not one of the unfortunate traits I possess, infact I have little confidence in myself. When I recieve a comment on my work, I am bewildered, surprised, flabbergasted.. (oops, think I spelt that wrong, nevermind..) And finally, I have just remembered another poetry site I used to use, you can check my cringe-worthy poetry on: http://poemhunter.com/rebecca-mummery/poems/ - I did these whilst I was in Year 9, so that would have made me... 13/14. I hope I've improved since then. Youtube channel "SpokenVerse" is great, the man's narrating voice is second to none. I want to end this information and nonsense, with this: "Then give them all the lie.."

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