"Action is the enemy of thought." -Human Stain "What are angels, but ghosts in drag?" -Stan Rice "Until the very end." -James Potter "Joely, don't ever leave me." -Clementine My name is Elle, I'm 21 years old, and I've been writing little stories and poems since I was in third grade. I learned to read and write early and used it to my advantage. I'm a big fan of movies. There are two movies tied for first place on my list: V for Vendetta and Black Swan. Just a few other favorites are Quills, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 500 Days of Summer, anything Quentin Tarantino has touched, Lost in Translation, Gone With the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Valley of the Dolls, Little Children, Shutter Island, Will Ferrell movies, MirrorMask, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Water Boy, Harry Potter movies, Superbad, the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, etc. I love music a lot as well. My favorite band is Cloud Cult and my favorite singer is Dido. I also love Florence and the Machine, Morningwood, Borgore, Brand New, The Unicorns, Tullycraft, Mother Mother, Sparklehorse, Alkaline Trio, Say Anything, Regina Spektor, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Mountain Goats, Ani DiFranco, Modest Mouse, etc. I have two tattoos: the V from V for Vendetta, and a black feather on my wrist to represent Black Swan. I have one side of my nose pierced, my septum pierced, Monroe, and bottom side lip pierced. I plan on getting more tattoos and piercings. My favorite author is Wally Lamb. I fell in love with him after reading She's Come Undone in ninth grade. It became my favorite book. My senior year, I read I Know This Much Is True and just fell even harder. His writing amazes me to no end. I read The Day I First Believed and loved that also. I'm a very big Harry Potter fan and have read the books countless times. JK Rowling is a god. I also like Chuck Palahniuk, Chuck Klosterman, JL Bourne, Charles Bukowski, Tucker Max, etc. I haven't written anything in a long time. My creative energy has almost just...zapped out of me because of working so much. I joined to add some old stuff, and hopefully get my creative juices flowing again and start writing once more.