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Member since April 10, 2014


Right now, I'm reading:
Too much.

My favorite story of all time is:
One of my own. Although, I don't take credit for it.

In bed I like to read:
Until morning.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Gunnerkrigg Court, Kahmith.com, The bright Side comic... I like webcomics.

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?
People accusing me of hating them.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Too early to say.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Oh, that's a hard one. I've got a few that would work: Missing by Eliza Doolittle: ...When I fall, nobody helps me up and when I call, nobody's picking up the phone... Lost by Coldplay: ...Just because I'm hurting doesn't mean I'm hurt... Why Do I keep Counting by The Killers: ...There's a plane and I am flying, there's a mountain waiting for me... Harlem by New Politics: ...When it gets loud, I turn it up... Little Talks by Of Monster And Men: ...Don't listen to a word I say, the screams all sound the same... Glory by Radical Face: ...You split my skull and reached inside my head, pulled out the pictures I'd been wishing I'd forget... There you go, that's me in music.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone with similar stories.

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