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Colors_of_the_Wind

Hi. Just completely deleted the run-on blabber that was once here. My name on here is Colors_of_the_Wind. My legal first name is Aria. I have been writing for a decade and I still come up with some crappy ideas and some wonderful ideas so I don't think that really goes away ever. My characters run around in my head all day, most of the time just making a ruckus nowadays, but sometimes actually yelling at me to write something. Philena is famous for that.

I'm that writer that loves writing cliff hangers, but hates to read them.

I write realistic fiction that usually starts as an awareness piece and evolves into something larger, as well as poetry and the once-in-a-blue-moon song. I love reading fantasy, but have tried and don't really enjoy writing it, though I do enjoy supernatural, post-apocalyptic and the occasional romance.

As of Aug 4, 2020 I'm unemployed and my little biz The Wandering Squirrel is my only source of income so if you wanna support it, link is below! I make bar soaps, beard oils and am working on some lip care as well.

I'm currently ironing out the lore, language and backstory for a Supernatural fiction novel [or two or three], so you may see some bits and pieces as I figure out how to write those characters and such. Maybe. I'm mostly just trying to survive right now though.

Consult below for any other questions you may have, or message me. I don't bite [much].

~A

Name:
Aria L
Sex:
Female 
Sign:
Aquarius
Relationship Status:
Single
Location:
Washington, United States
Local Time:
26 Oct 2020 09:01
Interests:
Music is Love <3

•Creating in General, but especially: Writing, Character Creation, Fragrances, Soapmaking, Cosmetic Potions, Baking, Cooking, Cocktails and currently reading up on Canning.

I've always loved spreading awareness because ignorance breeds bigotry and hatred and there's too much of that in the world as it is.

I enjoy the outdoors; hiking, camping, just sitting around a fire and chatting with people.

Psychology and Criminology are interesting to me as is Anatomy, though I don't believe I could make careers of these.

I love history, because there's always something to be learned from others' past mistakes.

I adore tattoos, colorful hair and all the funky fun things in life and I DREAM of traveling the world <3 I have lots of plans and I hope I get to at least half of them :D
Favorite Books:
Nearly EVERYTHING, but my current favorites are:

•Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielson; a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Occupied Poland from the point of view of a Jewish courier for the resistance.

•In Another Time by Caroline Leech; historical fiction novel from the point of view of a young lady in the Women's Timber Corp, set in Scotland during WW2.

•Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling. The author may be a no-good TERF, but the series & its characters will always have my heart.

•Looking For Alaska by John Green; a YA novel.

•13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher; a YA novel. This one has a bad rep and while I understand that side, I read it at my lowest point 11 years ago and it brought me out of it. I also see it as a great way to start tough conversations [in safe spaces!] because it doesn't shy away from the gruesome events that can happen to *anyone*.

•Any other Historical Fiction novels you wanna recommend!

Favorite Poets: Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, and Alan W. Jankowski (or as we knew him, DirtyMartini) <3


I also have a couple favorite non-fiction pieces, all of which seem to be memoirs:

•Being Ana by Shani Raviv
•Denial: A Memoir of Terror by Jessica Stern
•Night by Elie Wiesel.
Favorite Authors:
I love a lot of them, but my favorites are:

•Stephen King, of course
•John Green
•Rachel Caine
•Ellen Schreiber
•Anne Rice
Favorite Movies:
SO MANY. But I'm gonna limit myself to five:

•The Invisible Man; a woman finally escapes her abusive partner and then he dies... and things get weird.

•Fern Gully; fae & a bat with Robin Williams' voice protect the forest from being cut down by humans and destroyed by evil.

•Mulan; animated and 2020 remake. The remake is meant to be closer to the actual Legend of Hua Mulan and is a beautiful story of loyalty, honor, bravery and empowerment.

•I Am Malala; one fierce girl against the Taliban. A documentary/memoir.

•Midnight Sun; A love story under moonlight from the point of view of a girl with Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP).
Favourite TV Shows:
Many, many, many that I love watching. Current Favorites, tho:

•Cursed; Fae people including Merlin vs religious wackjobs killing everyone

•Crazy Delicious; think food competition meets Willy Wonka's factory!

•The 100; 100 kids sent to the ground (Earth) and everything that happens after.

•Lucifer; he's the Devil but he's tired of running Hell & torturing bad guys all day, so he takes a vacay to LA.

•Grey's Anatomy; the best medical drama out there that actually has medical personnel on its board to keep everything mostly realistic.

•Hannibal; hannibal the cannibal who works with the federal agents and doubles as a shrink. What could go wrong? [Everything]
Favorite Music:
I'll listen to nearly anything, so if you have suggestions, send them to me.

Current favorite songs change by the DAY and sometimes by the hour, but I've been loving:

•Commander in Chief by Demi Lovato

•F2020 by Avenue Beat

•Fight Back & Badass by EFFEX

•Loyal Brave True by Christina Aguilera from Mulan

•Queen of Me by LIZ

•Graveyard by Halsey

•OK Not To Be OK by Marshmello & Demi Lovato

•Level of Concern by Twenty-One Pilots

•Funky Town by Lipps Inc

•Diamonds by Sam Smith

•Unbreakable by New Years Day

•Reflection (Mandarin) by Yifei Liu
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Topic: Flash Fiction Contest 100 Words: Reduced Submission Fees Until April 9 2018: Theme: When I Lived
Posted: 04 Mar 2018 13:03

Atom Bomb 2018, Single Prize of $5,000:
https://fictionwar.submittable.com/submit
1 Entry: $6
2 Entries: $10
3 Entries: $12
Link above will take you to the Rules and Submissions page.

Topic: Writing A Court Scene
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 02:31

Hey y'all. It's been a while since I was on here. I've recently started writing the sequel to my Tomorrow story. Philena is doing as well as can be expected in this sequel. I've written the first chapter which is quite a bit longer than I thought it would be and now am on to the second where I feel I must describe the legal process she is going through with Stepmonster, but I've never written anything of the sort.

I was wondering if any of you may know, whether from experience of being in a court room in one role or another or just from writing a lot of crime stories, the order in which one may go. Who will speak first? Will they try him for her mother's murder and all the abuse she's suffered in the one go or no? What kind of questions will they ask, both the prosecution (her side) and the defense (his side)?

As always, if there are any tips or extra details/info you can offer me, I certainly welcome it.

Thank you :)

~Aria

Topic: Why Do You Write?
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 02:15

I used to write to let all my emotions and thoughts out onto a page, figuring if they were here or on deviantART, they couldn't hurt me too bad.
Then I wrote strictly for awareness reasons on subjects such as eating disorders, depression, ptsd and various other disorders, not to mention diseases like the various cancers that are out there.
Now... I don't write often, but most of my writing pops out as a musing or a rant about something or other, though I am working on the sequel to Tomorrow right now. I have yet to decide whether to share it here. If ever I find it worthy of publishing, it should probably have never been publicly available, correct?
I still write for awareness occasionally and every once in a while I'll need to get out a few anxious thoughts, but most of my writing now is centered on a story I started previously.

Topic: What is on your mind?
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 01:14

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dQJq0PdByfI

Topic: What's in your mug?
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 22:38

Very easy, yummy homemade hot cocoa.

About 2 cups of half n half to 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa to 1/2 cup sugar and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Mmmm

Topic: What is on your mind?
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 00:54

Andrew. Moving out. Permit. License. Car. Work. Life...

etc.

Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 00:50

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mSBiJQEGEgQ

Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 00:51

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9NjKgV65fpo?list=PLzvRx_johoA8n9OK-T3U9NkTvmnJaUO_f

Topic: What music are you listening to?
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 02:11

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YSZWfIH892s

Topic: Ask and Answer
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 03:07

OF COURSE. I found a costume, I found a costume. Heehee. Very flowy red dress + black cloak + boots + white foundation + red lips + black and red hair = sexy, dangerous vampiress. ^.^

Ummmm same.

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Philena: So Tired

"Come here, 'Lena. Come over to your stepfather."  He beckons to me and I walk over, thinking maybe, just maybe, that day at the Zoo was a one-time thing. Maybe... maybe he wouldn't hurt me any more. Maybe he'd be a new Dad- not so much a replacement for Daddy, but a new one. Someone to keep his spot warm. "That's a good little girl. Come on."  He removes my pants and holds me...

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"...and you've gotta lie. They call me Doc, but I ain't got no degree. When it hits the fan, they're callin' for me." ~They Call Me Doc, Walker McGuire. "Thanks for serving" ,  they say to the obvious heroes,  the ones on TV, the combat vets,  the ones with all the medals,  but the ones that really  make a difference to us out there? The ones that make sure  those heroes survive  ...

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storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
20 Jan 2020 00:20
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Survivor
Have a lovely birthday, Aria.
20 Jan 2019 06:58
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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fuzzy1954
Hello ☺
18 Nov 2017 20:40
Survivor
Hope you birthday is lovely.
20 Jan 2017 07:23
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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Survivor
Happy birthday, Aria.
20 Jan 2016 07:46
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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akatsuki_dragon
You got to accept what you see in the woods isn't something you see every day.

26 Oct 2015 05:55
Survivor
Nice musing.
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Thank you for your friendship! You are a great writer!
04 Jun 2015 14:10
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