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My room is a black hole for books - I'm such an avid reader.

I first got hooked on fanfiction through Scribe's Legends of Middle Earth. Through the site specifically for those stories, I stumbled across this one - and my true addiction to fanfiction was born. My first fic is my longest: the Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings crossover, "Alone Facing Darkness." I've followed it with a few short LOTR fics, though Harry Potter fanfiction stories seem to come more easily to me at the moment. I post my stories on harrypotterfanfiction.com or Mugglenet's fanfiction section.

I also participate avidly in graphics making. Story banners, forum graphics, you name it. The website called "The Dark Arts" is the one I have used to learn. It's an excellent site, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to improve the Photoshop or PaintShop Pro skills.

So...one of the things I like is chemistry. Here's something my teacher gave to my class - it was an actual question given on a college exam, but the response was hilarious.


“Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Support your answer with proof.”

Most of the students wrote proof of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools when it expands and heats up when compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:

“First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So, we need to know the rate that the souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religions, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.

“With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has ti expand as souls are added.

“This gives two possibilities: #1 If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose. #2 Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

“So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Ms. Therese Banyan during my Freshman year, ‘That it will be a cold night in Hell before I sleep with you,’ and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, the #2 cannot be true, and so Hell is exothermic.”

The student got the only A grade.


There. Now you know what my sense of humor is like.