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  • Birthday 02/14/1991
  1. I finished the rough description of Spellwright, and added another one of my favourite trilogies! Thank you all so much for the wonderful feedback and contributions! Please, keep them coming!
  2. The first book by Garth Nix I ever read was Abhorsen. That was what got me into Nix, and I never regretted it once! I would definitely suggest looking into the Keys series though. Very nice! I've been re-reading Drowned Wednesday as of late. Also, wow! I wasn't expecting so many replies in such a short timeframe! I'll definitely have to continue this list when I get home tomorrow! Thank you all for the replies! I'll try not to disappoint.~
  3. Dat alliteration doe, right? Anyhow, onto the point of this topic! A small detail pertaining to my background, that I may or may not have mentioned in my introductory thread: I work at a gas station. Bear in mind however, that this is a gas station that's not on a major highway or four-lane. It's a small store on a road that's relatively far off the beaten path, so business on some days can be scarce. What is a girl to do to entertain herself? Read, of course! It dawned on me earlier while I was reading though, that some people may not be familiar with the books I've been reading in order to pass the time. Because of this, I have decided to take it upon myself to recommend some of my personal favourite titles! [align=center]The Redwall Series[/align] [align=center][/align] [align=center]by Brian Jacques[/align] [align=center]It surprises me that not many people know about this marvelous series. On par with other novels such as Watership Down and The Wind in the Willows, Brian Jacques' Redwall series takes place mostly in a place called Mossflower Wood. There books do not particularly take part in any single timeframe, but rather at various intervals throughout the entirety of the series' history.[/align] [align=center]A character in a previous book may be a historical -- or even legendary-- figure in the books to follow it. Many of the characters in past installments are featured in future ones, and it is done in such a way that it permits just about any reader to jump into the series wherever s/he so chooses, and things will make enough sense to continue. Then, for future clarification the reader can, more times than not, go read the book used to describe the events in greater detail.[/align] [align=center]For another bit of clarification, yes, this series' history is very wonderfully pieced together and highly consistent.[/align] [align=center]The one thing that may dissuade readers from reading the series: yes, it is generally aimed at older children. They are technically considered children's fantasy novels, but I implore you: please do not let that stop you. Brian Jacques is an amazing writer. His books have kept me happy and entertained since I was in middle school, and they have the same effect on me now as they did back then.[/align] [align=center]Currently, there are twenty-two books in the series. If so desired, I can post them in chronological order for everyone.[/align] [align=center] [/align] [align=center]The Keys to the Kingdom Series[/align] [align=center][/align] [align=center]by Garth Nix[/align] [align=center]The premise of the series is relatively simple: the books chronicle the adventures of a 12-year-old boy named Arthur Penhaligon. He is chosen to become the rightful heir of "The House," or the center of the universe. The Trustees of the various houses, one for each day of the week, are the main antagonists of each book (also named after each day of the week), and attempt to stop Arthur from assuming his place as heir.[/align] [align=center]While the core storyline can be relatively easy to follow, I would be remiss not to warn everyone that much of the magic and technology in the series can be difficult to comprehend at times. [/align] [align=center]Then, on the same note, the storyline is complex. There are a great many characters and events that the reader needs to know as they continue, so it is strongly suggested that you start at the beginning! There is far too much to try and explain here, so if you'd perhaps like to delve a little more into the aspect, do some research into it![/align] [align=center]While certainly not as well written as the series above, it's still highly entertaining.[/align] [align=center] [/align] [align=center]The Spellwright Trilogy[/align] [align=center][/align] [align=center]by Blake Charlton[/align] [align=center]I'll admit: back when I first read Spellwright, I'd originally heard nothing about it. I was simply flipping through my girlfriend's Kindle one day, found it, and started reading it. Let me start by saying that I was not disappointed in any way, shape, or form.[/align] [align=center]The book's protagonist is Nicodemus Weal, a boy who lives in a fantastical world where spells are written into books, and then literally pulled out. As in they grab the words and pull them out of the book. How cool is that? Nicodemus was prophesized to be the Halycon, a powerful wizard predicted to stop an event called the War of Disjunction.[/align] [align=center]However, there's one problem... when crafting spells, runes must be carefully put together in order to correctly form a spell. Any deviations or changes in the order are called misspells. Some can be goofy, while others can be catastrophic and lethal. Nicodemus suffers from a disability called cacography, which causes perfectly good words and spells to become misspells simply by touching them.[/align] [align=center]All in all, a wonderful series that I would recommend to anyone and everyone.[/align] [align=center] 12/30/14[/align] [align=center]The His Dark Materials Trilogy[/align] [align=center]by Phillip Pullman[/align] [align=center][/align] [align=center]I can already hear the raucous boos and hisses of disapproval because of the total, complete failure of a movie. Hold your sneers, people! Remember the phrase about not judging a book by its cover? Well don't judge this book by its movie! ...And then there's the phrase about books always being better than their movie counterparts, and this is no exception![/align] [align=center]This trilogy follows two protagonists, though the primary (and first mentioned) is a young girl named Lyra Belacqua. She's an orphaned girl who lives at Jordan College, living a carefree life until the visit of two of the most powerful individuals known in their universe: her uncle, Lord Asriel, and Mrs. Coulter, a woman whose usually kind disposition belies the sinister, evil motives behind her.[/align] [align=center]Every person has something called a dæmon, external manifestations of their souls, or their inner selves, that typically take on the form of an animal. They are fully cognizant beings, who are of human intelligence and capable of human speech. They are capable of changing shapes at will while the person they are bound to is still a child, and have a connection that allows one to feel what the other is feeling, whether it be sadness, happiness, and even physical pain.[/align] [align=center]Anyhow! I've droned on enough about this series! Honestly, His Dark Materials is a wonderful trilogy, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone![/align]
  4. I could always bring my amnesiac, Jodeth, by. She's initially sort of difficult to get along with, but if you manage to make her warm up to you, she can be friendly enough. I currently don't have a reason to make her go to Limsa Lominsa, but that's not something a little brainstorming can't fix.
  5. The following entry is an excerpt of the journal of Jodeth Tresdin, currently under the alias of Iqhii. I know not the day, and it is solely by the benevolence of the Twelve that I may recall the season. I imagine 'twas also by the benevolence of the Twelve that I was ever discovered. A young miqo'te girl, by the name of Kepeh, found my body crumpled and battered in the Southern Shroud. She told me that I had been unconscious, and had she not found me... I surely would have bled out, and left victim to the scavengers of the woods. She resuscitated me, and that is the first thing I remember. The pain, like a fiery inferno, slugishly crawling over every fiber of my being. When I tried to cry out in agony, I could make no sound. It was naught more than a scratchy rasp, before Kepeh graced me with the taste of water. She then took it upon herself to grace me with food and a place to sleep. Truly I am far indebted to her. My injuries were many, and even as I write this I find myself subconsciously touching at the grotesque scar gashed into my face as a permanent reminder of that awful day. As Kepeh tended to my injuries, she inquired about who I was, where I was from, and what happened to me. These questions I could not, and still cannot answer. I know not my name, where I am from, or how I came to be in the dire situation I was in. I was stupefied with startled alarm, to an almost paralytic degree. Though much of the initial shock has since faded, I find it jarring to try and reacquaint myself with a lifestyle among the people of which I am now wholly ignorant. The young miqo'te took it upon herself to name me. Iqhii. A peculiar name indeed, but it is a name nonetheless, and I don't think Kepeh will ever fully understand the extent to which I am grateful. Because of her kindness, and her kindness alone, was I permitted to live. To survive. I am Iqhii, and my past shall not be kept from me.
  6. Most notably, I got my Naga Razer. I also got two of my favourite movies of all time: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and The Aristocats. I also got a metric ton of food, because my family knows that the quickest way to my heart is through my stomach.
  7. I will! I've been playing lots of Team Fortress 2 at the moment, breaking in my new Naga Razer. I should be online later tonight, so if you're still around I'll make sure to drop you a line! You're more than welcome to take your pick on who you'd like to interact with. All of you.
  8. *Purrs because facerubs* I'm listening to it now, and it is nice! I'll give her a look! New people already turning me onto new music. I already know I'm going to like this place. To answer your first question: Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, so do words. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest of hearts. Whether it's English, Russian, German, or Chinese, words are singularly one of the most powerful things in existence. I am both fascinated and terrified by them and the power they wield. By obtaining knowledge and proficiency in the use of words, I hope to one day pass it on to others so that they may become great in their own ways. Find solace, find happiness, find their calling. If I can do that for others, as words have done for me, then I will consider my life a success. To answer your second question: I am indeed new to the game! I just bought it last month, and my miqo'te is my highest character. She's an archer, and I intend on going into bard as well. Healing and support classes have appealed to me in every game I've played, and it's really no different here. :3 I am also immediately available for some RP though, but will never, ever turn down a leveling buddy! It's not fun playing DPS Wait Queue Simulator 2014. If you like Doctor Who, we most certainly can be. Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey.
  9. Thank you! Yes, I just found Blackmill the other night. I need more of them in my life. Thank you very much! Merry Christmas. :3
  10. As I told Steel, you're more than welcome to send me a message here on the forum, or in-game! My characters are H'elah Sohn, my miqo'te, and Jodeth Tresdin, my hyur. I also feel that the community here on Final Fantasy XIV is indeed better than any other I've seen so far, although the community on Wildstar was splendid as well. As I said before though, you're more than welcome to hit me up for some roleplaying any time! Thank you for the warm welcome!
  11. Oh no, did it really? I may have to add a different image, then. I don't want to make people go out of their way just to look a GIF I posted. Thank you kindly, though! I'm generally pretty available to RP at just about any given time as well. I currently have a miqo'te and a hyur, although the hyur is currently battling a bout of amnesia. It would never hurt to open up some potential avenues for new friends to help her ease into her new life. Until she remember her old one, anyway. Feel free to drop me a message (or say here) if you'd like to! Whether it's in-game or elsewhere, I'm fine with either! Thank you again for the equally warm reception and offer. :3
  12. Here! Have a music to star things off with: -xA84aIAWEk Now, onto introducing myself. As you can see, my username is Sorivity. However you are free to address me by Sori if you so please, or even by Ana. I'm completely comfortable with both, and will answer to both. Pertaining to me, there's not a whole lot to talk about. I'm twenty-three years old, currently going to college for an English major. I am employed at a gas station, and while it's not the fanciest place to work and doesn't pay the best, it's a job I love. If you have a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life. I have been an avid and enthusiastic roleplayer since I was little. I started approximately 10 years ago, back when I still played Runescape. I paid a visit to their forums, found the roleplaying subsection, and ended up going to town. I spent a lot of time on there, considering that my account has over 5,000 posts on the forum. Since then I've migrated to countless other games and forums, some of which include World of Warcraft, Wildstar, TERA, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and so very many more that I could drone on forever mentioning. Suffice it to say I've been around the block, and now my new enjoyment is Final Fantasy XIV. I have several different characters, all of whom are on the Balmung server, and I found this website through a very close, very dear friend of mine who linked me the profile for their miqo'te. Seeing the bustling community, and an opportunity to whittle away time fleshing out characters in a more permanent facility for others to enjoy, I couldn't help but register and join on in the fun. If anyone has any other questions they'd like to ask me, please feel free. I encourage you. I'm a pretty open person. Whether it pertains to me personally, my characters, or just anything really. I hope to get to know you all soon, and I hope I come to meet some new people and develop some new friendships. Last, but most certainly not least:
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