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Location: Ireland

Gender: F

Member Since: December 2012

Last online: August 2018

Open for read requests: Yes

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Dia duit,fellow stalkers!  (Pronounced 'dee-a-gwitch')

Read, peoples: https://www.booksie.com/non-fiction/novel/criss_sole/the-things-he-shattered/chapter/1 

*Yellow highlighter's important stuff, peeps; read its contents, if nothing else

I used to have a rather long and rambly profile, but I somehow managed to delete it without noticing and I can't for the life of me remember my 14-year-old-self's ramblings, so I'll just have to make do. So sit back, relax, and prepare to question why you're wasting your time reading this hurlamaboc*.

So, I'm a female who lives in Éire (the Republic, not the North, so I had no say in the mess that is Brexit). It's been a while since I last wrote anything; the Leaving Cert and now my course haven't left me a whole lot of time to think, much less spend hours berating myself 'cause I can't find the right word to fit a sentence, but now that I don't have to commute gach lá, I shall hopefully find a few moments to jot down quelques idées and whatnot. I'm a little rusty, so bear with me and I'll hopefully get back into the swing of things soon enough :P 

About what I like to read: I don't really like paranormal - you know, werewolves, vampires and suchlike; just never really got into it for whatever reason. I'll give it a go, but I wouldn't have high hopes of me reading beyond the first chapter if it's a novel. En plus, I'm not big into romance - if it's a subplot to a story, that's no problem; but one focused solely on 'omg does he like me or not???' makes me want to shred my laptop >.>

I'll read anything else: action, thrillers, horror, poetry - just maybe not religious things. My latest short story 'The Emptiest Station' may give an insight into mes sentiments vers religion (it was refused publication in my school's yearbook due to subject ... Sure, nothing wrong with a little controversary ;)), and as people don't always appreciate my anger towards the Church (look into the industrial schools in Ireland and you'll see), I tend to stay away from those topics; but if anyone's open to debate/discussion, feel free to drop me a message - about any topic, or even just to say 'hello'; I'm not as serieuse as I may seem in my writing :P

Oh, yeah; about that - NONE OF MY WORK IS FROM EXPERIENCE. Well, 'The Kid' and 'The Game' are my personal opinions, but my other not-so-happy works have no links to any personal experience. I have a great life and a great dog (who's my profile picture and he's just as adorable in person/doggy-form); I don't know why I write about the topics that I do: I do not feel the way of the characters in my poems; but I do appreciate the sentiment behind people asking; it's nice to see what a supportive environment Booksie is :) 

Also: I DON'T DO FAN EXCHANGES. Please don't fan me if you don't like/haven't read my work. I'm not on this site to have loads of fans; I'm here to write and share my work, and fanning me to get me to read yours is entirely unnecessary: my reading requests are always open. I don't see the point in having 1,000 fans who don't actually read the things I put up; I'm not saying I expect fans to read everything I put up - nothing like that; it's just if you want to fan me, please let it be because you liked what you read and not because you'd like me to read. <-- I'm giving conditions for prospective fans; how full of myself am I? O_O *please don't hate me*

So, yeah, that's about it, methinks. I'm open to reading requests and constructive criticism - and I mean that: I really do want feedback, be it negative or otherwise, and I'll do the same in return. That being said, if you don't want grammar/spelling mistakes pointed out, say so in your request. I know that it's disheartening to see them in a comment, but I'll never just leave corrections, I'll always comment on the actual content of the piece 'cause pourqoui pas? I'm here to lire and scríbh, and pointing out if a focail is spelled wrong isn't going to help us améliorer as writers. I'm all for feedback, so don't hold back ;) 

Rightio, I think that's me done, daoine (pronounced 'dee-knee', by the way, and it's Irish - I may have dropped to OL on the day, but I've spent 13 years of my life attempting to comprehend the damn language, so I may as well use it anois is arís). A few words through this are in Irish/French, even though many of the Irish ones may look made up L_L. *Hurlamaboc is a great word that means 'commotion', or something to that extent, but it's just fun to say - it's literally pronounced as it's written ('hurl-ah-mah-bock'), but nothing can beat Cáca Milis. It's a short video that's on YouTube, so if you want a taster (watch it and you'll see what a great pun this is; I frickin' love puns, if you have any good/awful ones, send me them and I'll be eternally GRATEful, as CHEESY as that sounds;)) of the Irish education system's curriculum, give it a go and be prepared to never look at cáca - or women in blue suits - the same way again *shudders* 

Anyway, daoine, that's more than enough from me. Keep on reading, good luck with your writing, and don't hate me too much for wasting several moments of your time ;) 

Some great quotes:

Follow your heart. (It's easy to track because it moves slowly and leaves a noticeable trail.) - NightVale

"Feck off, cup!"

"Time and events work to destroy everything we have ever comprehended; the decay of all matter as we know it, the decay of all life as we know it. One really has to wonder: what is the point of anything? Why continue? Why progress? Life even as its most advance state is doomed to non-existence. Why? Why go on?" - Fredrick the Bear. Another great video on YouTube titled 'The Missing Scarf'. Fredrick is legit me at 7am on a Monday morning for sure ;) 

"Surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme: about sticks and stones. As if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called and we got called them all. So we grew up believing no one would ever fall in love with us; that we'd be lonely forever; that we'd never meet someone who'd make us feel like the sun was something they built for us in their toolshed. So broken heartstrings bled the blues as we tried to empty ourselves so we would feel nothing - don't tell me that hurts less than a broken bone." - To This Day Project 

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