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Member since September 18, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
crime and punishment and house of leaves

My favorite story of all time is:
the Bog King's Daughter by Hans Christian Anderson

In bed I like to read:
i don't so much read before bed as much as i journal

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
bookstores, post secret, fmylife, and fimfiction.net. don't judge ;)

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
being ignored, loving and innocence, procratination, not meeting expectations, or anything about loving meat. my apologies to all the vegetarians and vegans out there

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
quit wasting time trying to decide if you have the guts to change the world. just do it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
oohhh boy. either blue lips by regina spektor, chasing cars by snow patrol, let that be enough by switchfoot, or dare you to move, also by switchfoot.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
psh nobody i know!

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“been exactly a year. made it.”

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