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Only in silence the word,
Only in dark the light,
Only in dying life:
Bright the hawk's flight
On the empty sky.
--The Creation of Ea by Ursula LeGuin
What if...authors stopped using the words "What if" in their *&?# story descriptions?! If you can't write a descriptive paragraph without the dreaded "What if", then please don't write at all.
Copied this from another profile. I don't think I got the same message from it as the other author:
A teenage girl about 17 named Diane had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year. She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.
As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story. The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed. The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her. When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her." Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you're never alone. Did you know that 98 of teenagers will not stand up for God, and 93 of the people that read this won’t repost it?
So apparently God is a petty douche-bag that helps sycophantic boot-lickers, and punishes non-worshippers with rape. I would have been more inspired if Diane had seen some guy have a heart attack and later found out that he was wanted for previous rapes, and realized that God had rewarded her faith by smiting the rapist. (Plus how stupid is she to keep walking down the alley after she saw the guy standing at the end!!!)
Copied from a different profile, for same reason:
If someone put a gun to your head, asked if you believed in God, and told you they would shoot you if you said yes, would you say yes? If you would, copy this onto your profile.
Yet another case of religion causing extreme stupidity. Apparently it's more important to pay lip-service to God by asserting his existence even when you will die as a result (despite the fact that this is suicide which is supposedly a big no-no).
Favorite Fan-Fic quotes:
"Don't you get it yet, my little wizard?" Tom mocked as he started to spell out his name in flames. Then he seemed to tap it and the letters rearranged themselves. As the words appeared Tom read it out.
"I AM LORD VOLDEMORT!"
"You were bored in History of Magic too, weren't you?"
from "Were's Harry?" by DobbyElfLord