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I'm orlamango (Real name Orla), and as you may have already guessed, I like mangoes. I also like the following authors:
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay
Bryce Thomas - Rhamin / Lucy Lockhart: The Awakening
Helen Grant - The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
Julie Hearn - Rowan the Strange
Laurie Halse Anderson - Chains / Forge / Wintergirls
Phillip Reeve - Fever Crumb
These are great books that I really recommend. Does anyone recommend other books? Please say, because I need some new books!
I saw some references to NaNoWriMo on other pages but didn't know what it was, so I looked it up and it seemed quite interesting, so I'm attempting it. Wish me luck!
Attention all! I want to form a storywrite family. I have no idea why, I just saw it on other people's pages and thought it would be a fun thing to do. The places are listed below. There can only be one of each. If you want to be one, you don't have to be one of my favorites. I don't even have to know you. Just tell me in the comment section below or IM me and say: I would like to be in your storywrite family. If you would have a preference as to which member you want to be, tell me, but if you don't I'll assign you one. So here are the family members you can be. There are certain requirements in my storywrite family. If there are some difficulties with the age requirements I may make exceptions. Check below which ones are free:
Mother (Must be older than any of the children): Lady Gloria
Father (Must be older than any of the children):
Little Brother (Must be younger than the parents and the big brother):
Big Brother (Must be older than the little brother and younger than the parents): Oromis Cryfder
Little Sister (Must be younger than the big sister and the parents): FezzesAreCool
Middle Sister (Must be younger than the big sister and the parents but older than the little sister): Orlamango (Me)
Big Sister (Must be older than the little sister but younger than the parents): scream skittles
Pet Rat One (Name: Mustard. Must have the letter M in their username or real name): Emily6LA
Pet Rat Two (Name: Whiskey. Must have the letter W in their username or real name):
Pet Bunny (Name: Breakfast. Must have a story with at least two gold trophies):
Pet Horse (Name: Lunch. Must have been a member of storywrite for at least a year): ChristieCupcake
Pet Dog (Name: Dinner. Must have a pet dog in real life):
Pet Cat (Name: Snack. Must have a pet cat in real life): Raider Freeson
Pet Gerbil (Name: Drink. Must have me or one of the other family member's as a favorite):
Fairy Godmother (Must be a member of another storywrite family): SnowyBiscuit
Crazy Auntie (Must have at least one thing on their page that makes no sense): Rain Dancer
Sensible Uncle (Must have a well organized page): Icetalon
Grandmother (Must be allergic to nuts in real life):
Grandfather (Must be twenty years old or older):
These are the storywrite authors on my favorites list:
Please visit their pages as they are all great.
Here are some stories from other storywrite authors that I would like to recommend:
Prologue + Chapter One by Dagger - Written for my contest
Prince(ss): A Monologue by Escritora
The incarnation of fears by MatinaL - An ongoing series
Chapter One: He Fell From the Sun by Oogle - Written for my contest
Blender by Oogle - An ongoing series
Tears of Silence by Solitarysnake457
Chapter One: Stranger by SnowyBiscuit - Written for my contest
Flightless ~ Chapter One by Shadowhunteress -Written for my contest
Dead by Bethany
We All Have Secrets by RadiantRainbow - An ongoing series
Chapter one - Expectations by OfLittleThings - Written for my contest
The One Who Learnt to Talk Prologue - And ongoing series
Before the Flight:
Before the Fight is my August 2012 Camp NaNoWriMo novel. my word count goal is 20,000. I am currently a few chapters in and am advancing steadily throughout the days. It's about a girl named Olivia who is told by her parents that she will be moving to New Zealand. She isn't happy about this and after a fall-out with her friend, she runs away into the woods and is kidnapped. But these kidnappers are more familiar than you would expect. To find out more just the read my chapters posted on my stories.
The Beginning of the Angel:
The Beginning of the Angel will be my 2012 NaNoWriMo novel. All I have confirmed so far is the title, the genre, Fantasy and the name of the main character, Gemma. The rest I am waiting to plan and cannot start to write until the first day of NaNoWriMo.
This is my currently untitled novel which is a collab between me and Dagger. I am writing through the eyes of the character Jaric and Dagger is writing through the eyes of the character Mirrabelle. I also wrote the prologue which is in thrid person.
If you're interested, my storywrite group is called 'The Storywriters' and it offers a chance to have your stories read, read the stories of others, collect prompts for your stories, talk to other members and much more. At the moment a chain of 'The Storywriters' contests are in motion. The one at the moment is called 'A Contest For Everyone: Part One'. Check it out for more details. You need to be a member of the group to enter, but anyone can join the group, and if you do you can enter the contest, so do it now, don't hesitate!
My Favorite Bands and Singers:
Chris Rene - A relatively new artist who auditioned for The X Factor USA and came third. Definitely one of my favorite singers. Here are his songs, Trouble and Young Homie.
Young Homie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyBXi9S1CJc
Joshua Ledet - Came third in Season Eleven of American Idol and, in my opinion, the best singer who has ever auditioned for the show. I know, I'm a super fan and he comes on my list of favorite bands and singers despite the fact he hasn't released his first single yet. Here are his American Idol performances of Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars and This is a Man's World by James Brown.
This is a Man's World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4babjH3QF8
Runaway Baby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKxKH2zFb2Y
And he's only nineteen years old!
Michael Buble - I just really love his music. Here's my favorite song of his, Hollywood.
Stooshe - Quite a new girl band with very catchy songs. Here's their songs Love Me (Feat. Travie McCoy) and Black Heart.
Charlene Soraia - She's not very well know but has a quirky style and is one of my favorite singers. Here are two of her songs called Lightyears and Wherever You Will Go.
Wherever You Will Go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-cS-P-9DPA
Dionne Bromfield - Also not very well know, but she's Amy Winehouse's goddaughter and is a great singers. Here are her songs, Don't Make it True and Ouch That Hurt.
Don't Make It True: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROObTTV_zhA
Ouch That Hurt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YugvkmZB10
ADELE - A lot of people's favorite singer because she's just very good. Here are my favorite songs of hers, One and Only and To Make You Feel My Love.
One and Only: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8glDy7OsHNs
To Make You Feel My Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0put0_a--Ng
Emeli Sande - She's quite a new artist but a very good one. Her are two of her songs, My Kind of Love and Read All About It Part III.
My Kind of Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_siYfZDh5w
Read All About It Part III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiwK5JcQbtM
Rebecca Ferguson - She came second in the X Factor UK and is one of my favorite singers. Here's her single, Nothing's Real But Love and her other song Glitter and Gold.
Glitter and Gold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j6LjxAaR88
Nothing's Real But Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViqCO35OfNU
Those are my favorite artists but I also have some other favorite songs not by any of those artists. Here are some of them:
It Wasn't Me by Shaggy (Feat. Ricardo "Rik Rok" Ducent): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g5Hz17C4is
Express Yourself by Labrinth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=III3G1egUcU
Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye (Feat. Kimbra): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY
Shine by Take That: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwC1Ctrj6Xk
Blown Away by Carrie Underwood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=762e1ct2wP8
Shake it Out by Florence and the Machine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN0nX61rIs
Ordinary People by John Legend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIh07c_P4hc
If I Die Young by The Band Perry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJqUN9TClM
Mamma Knows Best by Jessie J: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lH8NJyq2DQ
Dedication to my Ex by Lloyd (Feat. Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW1W34A-n4I
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHTsc9PU2A
Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ww-8jvxT5Q
Somewhere Only We Know by Keane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oextk-If8HQ
Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj5L9SYhoSE
And I Am Telling You by Jennifer Hudson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3lTXB4t2so
Turn Me On by Kevin Lyttle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP3Exc5tCtc
Rockstar by Nickelback: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmeUuoxyt_E
Yes, I know, I have a lot of favorite singers, songs and bands. Please no bashing my music choice, but if you share my love for one of these people, please tell me in the comment section.
Funny and Strange Stuff
Are you ready for some rather odd amusement? Well you've come to the right place. I do not claim. ownership to all of these things because some I took from the pages of others. Well, here I go.
Number One - Jokes:
Why did the chewing gum cross the road? Because it was stuck to the chicken.
What did the cookie say when it got run over? Oh crumbs...
Number Two - Hidden Message:
Number Three - Dave and Katie:
Dave felt like getting some work done, so he sat down until the feeling passed
Katie used to play lots of sports until she found you could buy trophies. Now she's good at everything.
Dave dreams of a better world, where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
Katie was beaten by her computer at chess but it was no match for her at kickboxing.
Katie was proud of herself. She finished a jigsaw puzzle in six months when the box said two to four years.
Number Four - Punctuation Animals:
( )_( )
( * * )
\ o /
I've been trying for ages and finally I've made a sort of rat!
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Number Five - Hand me Downs:
╔╗╔═╦╗ Put this in your profile
║╚╣║║╚╗ if you love to laugh!
│▒/▒/─┬─┐ Peace Out Dude
 Put this on your
 page if you have a
 love for music
\  /
If you've ever pushed a door which told you to pull, copy this onto your page.
(+'.'+) Copy and paste Bunny
('')_('') on your page to help him achieve
\/ ♪ Put this on your
 page if you have a REAL
 love for music ×♫×
\  /
╔══╗♫Place this on you profile
║██║♫if you love your music
║(O)║♫and don't care what other
╚══╝♫people think about it
██████ Page If
█████████████ Down The stairs
...../N//.....\\..... Please, put this on your
..../E//.......\\.... page if you are against
.../S//.........\\... any form of abuse
Number Six - Friendship Hand Me Down:
FRIENDS: Never ask for anything to eat or drink.
BEST FRIENDS: Helps themselves and are the reason why you have no food.
FRIENDS: Would bail you out of jail.
BEST FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you saying "DAMN... but it was fun!"
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
BEST FRIENDS: Wont tell everyone else you cried...just laugh about it with you in private when your not down anymore.
FRIENDS: Asks you to write down your number.
BEST FRIENDS: Has you on speed dial.
FRIENDS: Borrows your stuff for a few days then gives it back.
BEST FRIENDS: Loses your crap and tells you, "My bad...here's a tissue."
FRIENDS: Only knows a few things about you.
BEST FRIENDS: Could write a very embarrassing biography on your life story...
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing.
BEST FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowd that left you
FRIENDS: Would knock on your front door.
BEST FRIENDS: Walk right in and say "I'M HOME."
FRIENDS: You have to tell them not to tell anyone.
BEST FRIENDS: Already knows not to tell.
FRIENDS: Are only through school.
BEST FRIENDS: Are for life.
FRIENDS: Would ignore this letter
BEST FRIENDS: Will repost this asap.
Number Seven - Quotes:
'When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade! Chuck the lemons at life until it gives you something better. Like oranges. Everyone likes oranges, right?'
‘Keep calm and carry on’.
‘Simply living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower’.
‘Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you want, but you can only spend it once’.
‘Be nice to people on your way up, because you’ll meet them on your way down’.
‘There is no feeling that doesn’t find relief in music’.
‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened’.
‘You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough’.
‘To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exit, that’s all’.
‘All god does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never be boring’.
Number Eight - Keyboard Exercises:
Type your name - orlamango
Type your name backwards - ognamalro
Type your name with your eyes shut - orlanabfi
Type your name with your elbow - ofrloajaNHBGVOL
Type your name with your knuckle - orf,laango
Type you name with your forehead - 888888888888888888897777lkbvg, nc vngk6
Number Nine - Health Hotline
If you are an obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5, and 6.
If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want; stay on the line while we trace your call.
If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are a manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, no one will answer.
If you are dyslexic, press 969696961001.
If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the hash key until a representative comes on the line.
If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number, and your mother's maiden name.
If you have short term memory loss, press 9.
If you have short term memory loss, press 9.
If you have short term memory loss, press 9.
If you have short term memory loss, press 9.
If you have low self esteem, please hang up. All our operators are far too busy to talk to you.
Number Ten - Things to Do at the Supermarket
1. Get twenty-four boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they aren't looking.
2. Set all the alarm clocks in Electronics to go in ten minutes time.
3. When a clerk asks if they can help you, begin to cry and ask, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"
4. Look right into the security camera and pick your nose.
5. While handling guns in the hunting department, ask the clerk if he knows where the anti - depressants are.
6. Dart around the store suspiciously loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.
7. Hide in a clothing rack and when people browse through, say "PICK ME!" "PICK ME!"
8. When an announcement comes over the loud speaker, scream, "NO! NO! It's those voices again!"
9. Go into a fitting room and shut the door and wait a while and then yell, very loudly, "There’s no toilet paper in here!
Number Eleven - To Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity...
1. At lunch time sit on top of your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if any slow down.
2. Every time someone asks you to do something ask if they want fries with that.
3. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
4. When leaving the zoo start running towards the parking lot yelling "Run for your lives! They're loose!"
5. Tell your children over dinner "Due to the Economy we are going to have to let one of you go."
Number Twelve - What To Do in the Lord of the Rings Movie
1. Stand up halfway through the movie and yell loudly: Wait! Which one is Harry Potter?
2. Block the entrance to the theater while screaming: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
3. Laugh every time someone in the movie mentions "The Ring."
4. Ask everyone around you if they think Gandalf went to Hogwarts.
5. Finish off every one of Elrond's lines with "Mr. Anderson."
6. When Saruman is in Isengard, stand up and shout out "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down thy hair,"
7. Talk loudly like Gollum all through the movie. At the end, bite off somebody's finger and fall down the stairs.
8. In The Two Towers when the Ents decide to march to war, stand up and yell "RUN, FOREST, RUN!!!"
9. Every time someone kills an Orc, yell: "That's what I’m TOLKEIN about!"
10. During a wide shot of a battle scene, yell: "Where's Waldo?"
11. When they go into the paths of the dead, wait for a tense moment and shout "I see DEAD PEOPLE!"
12. Loudly imitate what you think a conversation between Gollum, Dobby and Yoda would sound like.
13. Release a jar of Daddy-long-legs into the theater during the Shelob scene.
14. Wonder out loud if Aragorn is going to run for Governor of California.
15. When Shelob appers, loudly exclaim how Jordan has really let herself go!
Number Thirteen - How to Scare Your Roommate
1. Buy some knives. Sharpen them every night. While you're doing so, look at your roommate and mutter, "Soon, soon..."
2. Collect hundreds of pens and pile them on one side of the room. Keep one pencil on the other side of the room. Laugh at the pencil.
3. Tell your roommate, "I've got an important message for you." Then pretend to faint. When you recover, say you can't remember what the message was. Later on, say, "Oh, yeah, I remember!" Pretend to faint again. Keep this up for several weeks.
4. While your roommate is out, glue your shoes to the ceiling. When your roommate walks in, sit on the floor, hold your head, and moan.
5. Make a sandwich. Don't eat it, leave it on the floor. Ignore the sandwich. Wait until your roommate gets rid of it, and then say, "Hey, where the heck is my sandwich?" Complain loudly that you are hungry.
6. Every time your roommate walks in yell, "Hooray! You're back!" as loud as you can and dance around the room for five minutes. Afterwards, keep looking at your watch and saying, "Shouldn't you be going somewhere?"
7. Talk back to your Rice Krispies. All of a sudden, act offended, throw the bowl on the floor and kick it. Refuse to clean it up, explaining, "No, I want to watch them suffer."
Number Thirteen - You:
If you are reading this, you have a very long attention span
A Little Bit of Information About Me
I thought I might as well do my own self survey thing, just to pass the time and make my page that little bit longer.
A little bit over five foot.
I'm in secondary school (for all you non-Britsh people on storywrite, and I know there's a lot of you, that's grades seven to fourteen... I think. We call them years not grades).
At the moment I am writing this (28/07/2012 at 8:56pm) I am typing this with my mum (my dads on a three day golfing holiday near Birmingham at the moment so he's not here) watching the London 2012 Olympics in a nearby room. I may going to see the athletics next Friday, I don't know.
Today (28/07/2012) the main thing I have been doing on storywrite is finding things to put on my page like the hand me downs you see above.
At the moment (28/07/2012 at 9:01pm) I am wearing a pair of denim shorts (It's very hot here lately, a big change from the previous torrential rain, and it peaked at around 32 degrees Celsius), a black and white striped t-shirt with a black and white bow in the middle that blends in with the rest of the t-shirt (that's not as babyish as it sounds) and a GAP zip-up jumper.
I have long brown hair. The brown isn't really, really dark, but it isn't really, really light. It's kind of in the middle. I have a long fringe which annoys me because it covers my eyes but needs to be that little bit longer to be able to tuck it behind me ears. I have quite long, very straight hair that reaches about halfway between my shoulder and the second joint in my arm.
If you couldn't be bothered to read the information about me at the side but you could be bothered to read all this, then I can tell you a few things. One, you're a strange person. One of the other things is that I'm girl, but I thought you would have known that from the hair bit above. The other things are that I live in England (which you also should already know from previous references) and I don't want to give away my age (can't be too careful, can I? You already know I'm in secondary school so that means I'm between eleven and eighteen, but from then on, you can only guess. Good luck with that.
I have two cute female pet rats called Whiskey and Mustard. My mum and my brother are allergic to fur so despite loving animals I can only have small ones, but still I would rather have rats than any other pet. No bashing rats!
I have an annoying thirteen year old brother who will be fourteen next month. He is VERY irritating.
I'm right handed.
Do you want to know more about me? You weird person. Well, if you're sure, then read on.
I have a few scars.
I wish my hair was a different color.
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
I have a tattoo.
I am self-conscious about my appearance.
I have or have had braces.
I wear glasses.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger.
I have more than 2 piercings.
I have piercings in places besides my ears.
I'm in school.
I have a job.
I've fallen asleep at school.
I've missed a week or more of school.
I've stolen something from my school.
Disney movies still make me cry.
I've peed from laughing (Don't judge me!).
I've snorted while laughing.
I've laughed so hard I've cried.
I've glued my hand to something.
I was born with a disease/impairment.
I've gotten stitches/staples.
I've broken a bone.
I've had my tonsils removed.
I've had my wisdom teeth removed.
I had a serious surgery.
I've had chicken pox.
I've been on a plane.
I've been to Canada.
I've been to Mexico.
I've been to Niagara Falls.
I've been to Japan.
I've been to Africa.
I've been to America
I've gotten lost in my city (I've gotten lost in a supermarket).
I've seen a shooting star.
I've wished on a shooting star.
I've seen a meteor shower.
I've gone out in public in my pyjamas (It was school pyjamas day so I went to school in my pyjamas).
I've been to a casino.
I've been skydiving.
I've drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
I've crashed a car.
I've been skiing
I've been in a play.
I've seen the Northern Lights.
I've sat on a roof top at night.
I've played chicken.
I've played a prank on someone.
I've ridden in a taxi.
I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I've eaten sushi.
I've been snowboarding.
I'm in a relationship.
I've gone on a blind date.
I miss someone right now.
I have a fear of abandonment.
I've gotten divorced
I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
I've had a crush on someone of the same sex.
I've had a crush on a teacher.
I am a cuddler.
I've been kissed in the rain.
I love to flirt
Death and Suicide -
I'm afraid of dying.
I hate funerals.
I've seen someone dying.
Someone close to me has attempted suicide.
Someone close to me has committed suicide.
I've planned my own suicide.
I've attempted suicide.
I've written a eulogy for myself.
I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
I open up to others easily.
I don't kill bugs (Why did God create spiders?).
I am not a morning person.
I'm a snob about grammar.
I am a sports fanatic.
I twirl my hair.
I love Spam
I've worn pajamas to school (School pyjama day).
I know how to shoot a gun.
I laugh at my own jokes.
I eat fast food weekly.
I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
 I'm good at remembering names
 I'm good at remembering dates.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Now, sit back, relax and enjoy (or absolutely hate) reading my stories.
P.S. If you are still awake, you have a VERY long attention span.
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