Name: Gypsy Silverleaf
Birthday: December 21
Grade: Eleventh (junior)
Location: A city in San Bernardino County, California, USA. I'm orginally from the San Fernando Valley, but I'm now about 40 miles from Los Angeles.
Family: Two parental units named Robert and Melanie, an older foster brother who lives around San Diego, and many other crazy relatives who live in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Germany (and some in New England and England whom I have never met). My immediate family has two cats, two dogs, some fish, and a neighborhood hawk. I'm also related to the slightly famous scientist/mathematician Norbert Wiener! :-)
E-mail: gypsy@ (remove the space) or use the Contact page.
LiveJournal: morrigain
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  • June 1998. Daily Bulletin: City News. Coverage on two awards for L.A. County Fair.
  • January 2000. Daily Bulletin: City News. Coverage on Martin Luther King Day.
  • June 2000. Los Angeles Times. Reporter Roy Rivenburg.
  • June 2000. USA Today. Reporter Elizabeth Weise.
  • July 3, 2000. People Magazine. Reporter Jennifer Wren.
  • July 4, 2000. ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Reporter Brian Rooney.
  • November 9, 2000. Daily Bulletin: City News. Coverage on Optimist club award for site.
  • April 2001. Eyespot Singapore (not sure if the name is correct).
  • April 2002. Daily Bulletin. Humour columnist David Allen.
  • November 4, 2002. Daily News & Daily Bulletin. Movie critic Glenn Whipp.
  • November 15, 2002. John Gormley Live. Talk show host John Gormley.

    The Highlight of My Life:
    < >Discovering the light switch. Really, it's a very amusing and amazing technological thing. You just knock it with your finger or your hand and POOF! the light goes on and off. It fascinates me. Really.

    Things I Find Strange:
    < >The Chia-Pet. Where you sprinkle seeds on the little clay pot and water it every day until foliage begins to grow. It's very odd. The Chia-Heads are worse, because they look like clowns with big, green afros.
    < >George W. Bush. Do you think he understands himself when he talks? I certainly don't.


    Book Series: Harry Potter (of course), Animorphs, Everworld, His Dark Materials Trilogy, Chronicles of Narnia, Dark is Rising.

    Books: The Giver by Lois Lowry / Bridge to Terabithia / The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman / Frankenstein by Mary Shelley / A Child Called It by Dave Pitzer; Lord of the Flies by William Golding / The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer / To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee / The Awakening by Kate Chopin / Native Son by Richard Wright / The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck / The Color Purple by Alice Walker / and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is also awesome. This is all besides the four Harry Potter books! Muwahaha.

    Poems: "The Valley of Unrest" by Edgar Allan Poe.

    Radio Stations (Los Angeles/Inland Empire, CA areas): KOLA 99.9 (oldies), K-EARTH 101.1 (oldies), KIIS 102.7 (pop), 92.7 & 104.3 (pop/soft rock), and 91.9 & 105.1 (classical). KFI 640 is my main talk show station. Can't go wrong with those guys.

    Movie(s): Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Dead Poet's Society (awesome movie!), A Beautiful Mind, Titan A.E., Stand By Me, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Interview With a Vampire, Deep Impact, Legends, Galaxy Quest, Labyrinth, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    TV Shows: Six Feet Under on HBO is my ultimate favorite! I also love Whose Line is it Anyway? (both British & American), Star Trek: Voyager, The West Wing, ER, Judging Amy, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the news. Hehe. ;-)

    Musical Bands: Hanson (::sticks tongue out at people who groan::), Matchbox Twenty, Lifehouse, Silverchair, Simon and Garfunkel, Beatles, Mama's and the Papa's, Savage Garden, Dixie Chix, Evan and Jaron, M2M, The Calling, Aerosmith, Incubus, Ravens, Eve6, Spriggan' (album coming out in the next year and a half), Orgy , the Corrs, Bon Jovi, and Nickleback.

    Musical Artists: Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, John Mayer, Pink, Bob Dylan, Kylie Minogue, Shania Twain, Nelly Fertado, Don McClean, Faith Hill, Rod Stewart, Elton John (crocodile rock . . .), Moby, and Enya.

    Musical Genres: Oldies (::sings happily to her radio::), Celtic, classical, pop, alternative, rock, some techno and really anything but rap and hard rock!

    Food(s): Very Cherry Jelly Bellies (my faves!), strawberry sour belts, and any kind of meat except shark. ::shudders and curses the cook at Vons/Safeway who didn't tell her until it was too late::

    Writings: (personal stuff I've written; Harry Potter fan fictions)
    < >The Spirit Room
    < >Death by Water
    < >Quiet Eyes
    < >Comets, Beards, and Men
    < >The Love That Shattered a Man
    < >Harry Potter and the Man of Unknown
    MThe Enemy Series (in order)
    < >Across Enemy Lines
    < >Amid the Encircling Gloom
    < >Advancing the Enemy


  • "Dude, it's the sky!" -Allison Krumwiede, walking through a field
  • "I didn't know there was such a thing as hairy pot!" - Ryan Rice
  • "Too Bad Ignorance Isn't Painful." - on a plastic license plate
  • "More crack for old people! . . . Just kidding!" - Ms. Lambert, world history teacher
  • "Suuugar!!" - Ms. Diehl, biology teacher
  • "Ewww, poopie!" - Samantha, complaining about the landing of the badminton birdie.
  • "I AM . . . a jaded monkey!" - Shayna to everyone she meets.
  • "Word." - Mr. Lanier, the driving instructor; he's just a weird dude.

    Colour(s): Violet, indigo, green, black, crimson, gold, & silver. (If you ever happen to meet me, you'll see this is true by the color of my nails. Reds, purples, blues, greens, etc.)

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