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My name's Kelly.
Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (If you don't agree with my beliefs, that's perfectly fine. I hold nothing against you, as I hope you hold nothing against me.)
Hair Color: Dark brown.
Hair Style: Straight.
Eye Color: blue.
Piercings: Just my ears, one hole in each ear.
Right or Left-Handed: Both. I'm ambidextrous- right-handed when writing manually; left-handed when using a computer mouse.
SW Usernames I'm using and have used:
NOTE FOR EVERYONE ON THE SITE: I'm sorry. I really didn't mean to mess up. :'(
I've been through so much CRAP in my life, both physical health and disenfranchised grief, that I'd rather be ignored completely than have people mad and yelling at me. I'm not meaning to seem rude or distant by being quiet; I just don't want to say or type the wrong thing and get someone mad at me. I've done THAT more than once and now don't really know what to say to anyone.
"If you stay quiet you won't get chewed out" is my viewpoint. In groups (even with my family and the little political club I'm in), I let other people do all of the talking while I zone out behind a book. My idea of "talking" through life has always been either "hi" and "bye" or "It's good to see you; hope things have been going ok" then I shut up so I don't mess anything up.
The only place I know I belong is our ward building; I feel like it's more of a home to me than the home I live in.
I was born prematurely with a lesion on my right temporal lobe and had a seizure condition (mainly grand mal) for thirty years because of the lesion. Because of all of this, my short term memory's shot; usually in order for me to remember something someone tells me more than once or writes it down in front of me so I can read it more than once. I've always stunk at math. I've never been able to tell time unless it's on a digital clock. Since May 2011, I had a partial temporal lobectomy performed at the Shands Hospital in Gainesville. In either March or April; the part of my brain causing the seizures was removed. My memory's still bad, but not as bad as it was.)
I owe my life to a lot of people, especially:
my Heavenly Father, who loves me unconditionally and answers my prayers (My most asked one used to be "please take these seizures away", and He brought the people together for Mom to find Shands,),
my Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, who paid the ultimate price all those years ago in Gethsemane and Calvary,
Doctor Stephen Roper, the chief neurosurgeon who did the work,
his medical team,
Doctor Stephan Eisenschenk:
and the countless friends and family who had me in their prayers during the surgery.
I love animals (especially cats; I don't see them as pets, I see them as friends instead. I've shared my home with different cats all through my life and their lives. All of them took/have taken it upon themselves to be seizure-alert cats.
I only have two phobias: Palmetto bugs (SEVERE phobia) and heights.
==About my "writing"=
When I was little, my biological father and the teachers in school would bash the stories I tried to write, so I'm really nervous about putting them online. I've never actually shown anything to anyone until I found this site.
Mainly, I TRY to do fanfiction. I can create fanfic characters and detailed histories for them easily; it takes less than a half hour for me to flesh one out completely. However, when it comes to the actual stories themselves, my brain locks up ninety-eight percent of the time and I have trouble thinking. As a result of all of this and the above mentioned seizure condition, anything I try to write comes along extremely slowly.
Also, I'm having to do everything without a beta reader. When I do this stuff on my own, I have a habit of writing so far and getting stuck: I start on it, get halfway through and my brain goes blank on me in mid-word/type.
I can't just post anything the way I've written it out, either; I have to have it grammar checked, spell checked, ect. first. If I post un-betaed text it messes up.
I have a **BIG** problem with getting the non-original characters I write out of character (OOC). I try not to do it, but it happens. When I get OOC ideas, I bring in my own version of the three-fingered salute (ctrl, alt, delete) : I've said "forget this" to myself, abandoned it, then dumped it.
I've given that "three fingered salute" to a lot of my stuff. I *WISH* I could write without going OOC. But I don't know how.
It's hard for me to focus on doing more than one story at once. I'm trying to find out if there's any way to fix that problem.
All of the stories I try to write are in first-person viewpoint.
STORIES I HAVE ACTIVE AND ON HOLD:
ON HOLD UNTIL I CAN REWRITE AND GET IT IN CHARACTER: Invictus- I messed up and got REALLY out of character with this one. I know I have to rewrite it, but I don't know where to start.
ON HOLD UNTIL I CAN REWRITE AND GET IT IN CHARACTER: Flight of the Falcon- As of now, I don't know where this story's going. I wish I could continue it, but I don't know where to go with it or what else to do.
My Storywrite Family:
FAVORITE MOVIES (list might be unfinished) The Harry Potter series/The Wizard of Oz/Sense and Sensibility (1995)/the Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Princess Bride/ Monty Python and the Holy Grail/ the 1978 Martin Rosen animated film adaptation of Watership Down/Fried Green Tomatoes/The Greatest Story Ever Told/
Sherlock Holmes movies starring Basil Rathbone: My favorites out of these are: The Woman In Green/The Secret Weapon/Dressed To Kill/Terror By Night
PART 2: (DISNEY MOVIES) Newsies/Oliver and Company/The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy/
I also love anything by Mel Brooks. My favorite movies he's done are Blazing Saddles; Spaceballs; History of the World, Part 1 and Robin Hood, Men In Tights.
I love reading; I always have. I was reading and comprehending Tolkien when I was three.
Some of my favorite books and book series include:
The entire Redwall series by the late, great Brian Jacques
The Harry Potter novels
Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams
The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings
The entire Sherlock Holmes series
Favorite songs and groups
1: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
2: CASTING CROWNS: Praise You In This Storm/Set Me Free/Prodigal
1: OWL CITY: Fireflies/Vanilla Twilight
2: DISTURBED: Indestructible
3: CHRIS DAUGHTRY: Life After You
1: CRAIG MORGAN: This Ain't Nothin'
2: DAVID ALLAN COE: You Never Even Call Me By My Name
3: TRAVIS TRITT: Best Of Intentions/ T-R-O-U-B-L-E/Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde
(lists to be continued and thoroughly expanded at a later date)
Things I'm strongly against:
Racism. Any time I hear someone make racist remarks, it makes me angry enough to physically hurt the person who mouthed off.
Sexism. (same as above)
Abuse on every possible level, to innocents in any group, animals and humans alike. You name a means of abuse and I'll stand up against it.
I'm not per se against *eating* animals if the meat's already fixed and I buy it from a supermarket or a restaurant, but I'm against abuse and causing so much pain for nothing.
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