The Story Of The Past Three Years Of My Life

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My very first story that I wrote was about a girl who went to school. I was ten years old and have never been to a public school. When I posted the story I received tons of negative feedback and not even constructive criticism. This is what they told me.

 

"I honestly found nothing to like about this story."

 

"You shouldn't write about school if you've never been to one!"

 

"Why didn't you research a school then?"

 

This broke my heart. My very first story and they destroyed my dreams of being a writer. To distract myself I buried myself in things for a charity we work for. I had posters and flyers everywhere until my mom had me through them out because I was driving everyone nuts. And so I distracted myself with other things. Shows, books, anything I could think of. I was content to live with my head in the clouds. Alone. But then I had a dream that changed it all. I dreamed of myself, riding dragons. From that day forward I was not just content to stay in the clouds, now it's where I want to be. I learned everything I could and starting writing fan fiction. But no one even paid attention to those. No one wanted to start another argument. But in a desperate need for friends I enrolled in the school of dragons. I met many other Dragon Riders and started my own team. And this is how my first story that no one liked made me Shamara. However, despite my being happy, no one else liked Shamara. And so I am once again on a journey to find myself. But this time, I'm not alone.

 

Thank you fellow Dragon Riders, you saved my life.

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Name: Star The Navigator
 
Age: 18
 
Gender: Female
 
Appearance: Star has incredibly long Chestnut brown hair that when in a braid reaches down to her waist. Her skin is a light Carmel color and sure has a few freckles on the bridge if her nose. She has a slight scar across her left eye, but thankfully it does not affect her vision. She has amethyst purple eyes. 
 
By BoomBox74^^
 
 
By FireNightStar^^
 
Designed by Arrowalker, Vanilia Viking and I. Drawn by Arrow
 
Winter
 
Her shirt is a long sleeve olive green shirt with gold borders. She wears a brown leather chest piece and coyote fur wrapping around her waist. Her boots, wristbands and cape are lined with coyote fur also. Her pants are brown with deep brown buckles and she keeps her messenger style bag with her at all times. 
 
Summer
 
When summer comes she changes to a green three quarter length sleeve shirt with gold borders. Her wristbands are no longer lined with fur, and so are her boots. She removes the fur from her waist and only wears her cloak on the colder days or when flying. 
 
Background: Star was 9 years old when she joined the school of dragons. 
 
Upon joining she made many friends. She Trained many dragons and because of her, Snow Wraiths were welcomed​into the school. But still, something was calling her. 
 
She went on many journeys​ to find what was calling her, but she never found it. She did find, however​, many different islands. Including, an island with a mountain in the middle. The mountain is hollow and covered in ice. Star decided it was the perfect place for all of her dragon companions.
 
 During the summer months Star stays on the islands to keep her ice dragons healthy. 
 
Personality: Star believes in following her heart more than anything. She sees the world at a different angle and because of that has traveled FAR beyond where any Viking has gone before. 
 
Star has not limited herself to Dragons. She is the proud trainer of a pack of wolves, a bear, a pod of Orcas, several birds and even a family of rabbits​!
 
As you might have guessed, star does things very differently.
 
Weapon: 
Drawn by Mechfighter^^
 
Other: Star has a necklace with the chiefs symbol ingraved on it. 
 
Dragons
 
Name: Skyfire
 
Species: Deadly Nadderhead
 
Gender: Female
 
Appearance: 
 
By FireNightStar^^
 
 
There was some confusion. She's red and not pink. Still an amazing edit!
 
By Rrepetti^^
 
Personalize: Skyfire does not tolerate sarcasm in the wrong moment. Nor does she allow games when they are on a mission. Wish she is given a task she will get it done THEN play. Unless of course someone throws something. Yay if her only weakness: Fetch. She cannot resist retrieving things. Which she gets made fun of by Star's other dragons for.
 
Favorite activity: Fetch
 
Biggest fear: Eels
 
Origin: Star received Skyfire as an egg when she first joined the school of dragons. 
 
 
Name: Polaris
 
Species: Snow Wraith
 
Gender: Male
 
Appearance: 
 
By BoomBox74^^
 
Personality: Polaris is playful as can be. Once you get to know him or he sees that Star trusts you, he is caring as can be. But before you​ gain his trust, he might come off as cold (Pun Intended) He is playfully competitive and will not refuse a competition. 
 
Favorite activity: Snowball Fight
 
Biggest fear: Cabbage
 
Origin: During one of Berk's coldest Winters​ travel to the wilderness was banned due to a report of seeing Snow Wraiths. Star followed her heart and trained one anyway and aided Hiccup in defending the School from dragon hunters. Since then Snow Wraiths have been welcomed into the school. 
 
 
Name: Wolf
 
Species: Woolly Howl
 
Gender: Male
 
Appearance:
By ScarfyWings^^
 
By FireNightStar^^
 
 
 
Personality: Wolf is very protective of Star and the rest of her dragons. He is undyingly loyal to Star and overly protective. 
 
Favorite activity: Flying
 
Biggest fear: Dragon Hunters
 
Origin: Star found Wolf when she was in captivity in the dragon hunter's base. Wolf was trapped as well and had received a scar across his snout
 
Name: Journey
 
Species: Night Fury
 
Gender: Female
 
Appearance: 
Her eyes are neon green. Don't have any pictures right now. 
 
 
 
Personality: Journey loves to annoy people more than anything. She will play jokes (that aren't​ really funny) as is sarcastic. 
 
She is incredibly competitive and (just because is bugs Skyfire) will challenge Polaris to races all the time. However, she will do most anything to save Star.
 
Favorite activity: Racing 
 
Biggest fear: Losing everyone she cares about​.
 
Origin: Star found Journey on one of her trips. This time she flew farther than ever before. After weeks of travel she found a large section of land. It was too big to be a island. Upon exploration she made a surprising discovery, and met Journey. 
 
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You are never alone here. We're are all here for you till the end. Your story was an inspiration to me, to never let others desecrate my dreams. So thank you, I'll start the day off with confidence, thanks to you. <3

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I've read your first ever story, and honestly, for a 10 year old, it is still better than many of my friends could write today. My first ever story is CRIIINNNGEEE. So, you go! 

Plus, there was a few very good constructive criticism in those comments, and people also defended you from that one mean comment. You should look at the positive as well as the negitivite.

I do not read fanfics, mainly because I find them poorly written (although I have stumbled across a few very good fanfics in my life time) and I loose interest quickly. But, that is just me. So, you keep writing! I admire people who can start writing a story and actually hold interest. In m case; I am very good at writing but I quickly loose interest in the story. And when I loose interest, my writing turns sucky.

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Lynx

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Lynx is rather bold and loud She is like Luna Lovegood in the sense that she is rather... odd. Loud, shameless and weird. She is more animal like than human. Lynx enjoys being flashy, showing off her skills. Once she sets her mind to something, she is natrually good at it. The problem is that she loses focus easy and doesn't like setting herself to standards. She craves adventure and can grow bored easily. She is particularly fast on her feet, but has low stamina levels. She is strong and tall for her age. Lynx is stubborn and laid-back most of the time. She does not like to follow orders. Some of her skills include: being double jointed, the ability of being able to climb almost any surface, very good at mimicking animal sounds and is EXTREMELY good at sneaking around. However, there is a side to Lynx that she does not show very often. She is very lazy and selfish at times, mainly because she lacks compassion twords humankind, caring more about dragons and animals more so than humans. This tendency causes her to be merciless in the face of battle.

 

 

 

........Lyra

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Lyra is very concealed and secretive. She rarely shows emotion and looks down on those who do. She is insanely obervative and could possibly rub off as edgy. Lyra can be rudely scarcastic, and may accidently hurt you. Don't expect remorse.  Though in fights, she doesn't appear to have a sense of honor and isn't afraid to fight dirty. She WILL kill. Lyra is willing to do anything to ensure her well being, and the well being of her mother. Which could be a weakness. she values her self preservation. She doesn't talk much either. She usually has her hood masking her pale delicate face and long hair. 

 

 

 

 

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Okay but I love this.

 

Shamara, you're awesome!

 

You see, I was a little like you when I was younger, except I only discovered writing and reading when I needed it the most. I spent years feeling like an oddball, left out. I'm naturally hyperactive but was never athletic like my friends. I didn't have interest in things like sports and I couldn't draw in the slightest. Not fitting in was never, ever fun, especially because I was so young and antisocial. It was like being a Mandalorian pacifist.

Later, however, I discovered reading and writing. Reading became my retreat and my only company. The characters I watched and read about were like the friends I wished I had, and then I started getting into writing. Now I had the freedom to not only read and watch the characters I held so dear, but create new characters- even worlds of my own! It helped me become the person I am. Though I'm not antisocial any longer, thanks to the meeting of my youth group and the realization I could be me, and not the person everyone wanted me to be, the reading and writing still stuck with me. The characters I loved as friends I still do.

 

I'm proud of you. You just gotta push past the hate and the criticism and be YOU, not what everyone thinks you should be. It's your writing, it's your story, and I'll support you every step of the way.

 

And that's all I have to say. Adios!

 

-Squiid

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Meet Stormy Eyes, otherwise known as Stormy. As a child, she washed ashore Berk in a basket, and was taken under the wing of the Jorgenson Clan. It quickly became obvious that Stormy has pure Berserker tendencies, and most often, they're rather uncontrollable. Really, she means no harm- but running around the school with an axe, especially early in the morning, tends to have an effect on certain students around the school.

When she first came to the School, after encouragement from her clan, Stormy was viewed as dangerous and untrustworthy. She was only a teenager at the time, but she worked hard to make it obvious that she was much different than her bloodthirsty ancestors- though she's more closely related to the Berserkers than she would like to know.

Stormy's first dragon was a Skrill called Hurricane- she raised him from hatching, and the two have been best friends ever since. You might say the dragon and rider grew up together, and as Stormy won the trust of her fellow classmates and dragon riders, she also became well known for her impressive bond with the sometimes unstable dragon. Life was a challenge for a young dragon trainer and a Skrill, especially as a first dragon, but their equally hyperactive personalities soon forged a bond between them, which is something not seen often between a Skrill and a rider.

Now, at the age of 20, Stormy has grown a reputation as one of the most bombproof students in the School, heading up her own strike team called the Valkyrie Riders, and defending her "home" for the past 8 years. In the course of those 8 years, however, Stormy made a shocking discovery, that forced her to keep a deadly secret for a long, long time.

But she kept that hidden for many years, and the only one she ever told was one of the newest teachers to the School, and later, one of her partners in "crime": Eret son of Eret, former servant of Drago Bludvist. But that's another story....

 

 

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Stormy by the INCREDIBLE TohiLosi! TYSM AMIGO!

 

 

Stormy's Dragons:

 

Hurricane/Skrill/Male

Scaremaker/Screaming Death/Male

Shockwave/Skrill/Female

Dagur/Skrill/Male

Tempest/Monstrous Nightmare/Female

Smaug/Monstrous Nightmare/Male

Riptide/Deadly Nadder/Male

Scorpia/Fireworm Queen/Female

Earthshaker/Whispering Death/Male

Thorn/Sand Wraith/Male

Magni/Wooly Howl/Male

Gemini/Shivertooth/Female

Avalanche/Groncicle/Male

Majesty/Stormcutter/Female

Poseidon/Scauldron/Male

Cookie/Gronckle/Female

Drizzle/Raincutter/Female

Neptune/Raincutter/Male

Whiplash/Razorwhip/Female

Shard/Razorwhip/Male

Octave/Death Song/Male

Bubble/Hotburple/Female

Slash/Speed Stinger/Male

Sugar/Sweet Death/Female

Shieldstealer/Armorwing/Male

Bandit/Smokebreath/Male

Inferno/Typhoomerang/Male

Nidhogg/Night Terror/Male

Wave Rider/Tide Glider/Male

Borealis/Flightmare/Female

Blazer/Singetail/Male

Lavalout/Eruptadon/Male

Viggo/Devilish Dervish/Male

Vibrant/Flame Whipper/Female

Do I have too many dragons? Yes. Do I care? Not at all.

 

BEFORE WE CONTINUE
STOP EVERYTHING
and look at these two dorks who started it all

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Alright we can continue now.

 

Prepare to meet some of my favorite characters!

 

Squiid's Hall of Completely-Obsessively-In-Love-With-These-Characters

 

PREPARE TO BE SPAMMED WITH MY MOST BELOVED CINNAMON ROLLS.

 

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All you need to know about this section? These are all my innocent cinnamon rolls and I love them lots. DON'T TOUCH ANY OF THEM OR YOU WILL DIE.

 

The Valkyrie Riders

We live,

We die,

We fight,

We win,

Together.

 

I've never cared for castles or a crown that grips too tight,

Let the night sky be my starry roof and the moon my only light.

My heart was born a hero and my stormbound sword won't rest,

I left the harbor long ago on a never ending quest.

Now I'm off to the horizon,

Where the wild wind blows the foam,

Come get lost with me, love, 

And the sea shall be our home.

Cressida Cowell

 

... at some point ? | School of Dragons | How to Train Your Dragon Games

 

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Squiid's Favorite Quote Gallery!

"Don't listen to her. She's just making sure you shoot me first if things go south." -Gault Rennow (Star Wars)

"Impressive. Most impressive." -Darth Vader (Star Wars)

"Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We're just used to being the cat." -Dr. Henry Wu (Jurassic World)

"I've got a jar of dirt!" -Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

"The Captain said I had to." -K2-SO (Star Wars)

"I'm seeing dead people. Uh, why am I seeing dead people?" -Toran Eagleborn (The Quintar Chronicles)

"Trust is like a delicate bird with feathers of silk. And yours is dead!" -Tuffnut (HTTYD)

"A wild goose chase. Well, this is the only place in the world where the geese chase you!"- Ian Malcom (Jurassic Park)

"I was up the chimney with my good friend the senator." -Toothless (HTTYD Books)

"Fooooooooood." - Grover (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)

"She is far, far away. She walks in starlight in another world." -Kili (The Hobbit)

"A man will never know how far he's willing to go, until he steps to the edge and looks down." -Viggo Grimborn (HTTYD)

"Oh look, a rainbow!" -Gruffnut (HTTYD)

"Well, you're no fun at all." -Mirelei (The Siren's Lament)

"Destruction is perfectly okay as long as it's humorous destruction." -Stormstriker217 (here on the forums)

"May your cookie always be slightly too large to fit in your glass of milk." -I have no idea honestly

"Thank you, Tuffy." -Snotlout (HTTYD) 

"That much irony should be illegal!" -Tuffnut (HTTYD)

"I can't pft understand pft your accent pffft" -FloofQueen (Trashcan)

"You know what I always say. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And then beat 'em." -Skavak (Star Wars)

 

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Art done for me by splendid artists here on the forums!

 

Mirelei the Siren from my book, the Siren's Lament, done by the amazing TohiLosi!

 

Thank you, my good friend and wonderful artist, Stormstriker217, for this fabulous (and first ever) drawing of Skari!

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Skari done by the amazing donnala, thank you so much! 

 

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My adopted Infertide, Blazee, by alicornbrodie! Thanks ever so much!

My adopted Deepfisher, the sneaky and fish-loving Angler, done by the incredible hootowllighbulb!

 

 

Armaggedon the Doomfang by the amazing themasterplan47! Thankee (as we say in Dragonese)!

 

The Carribbean Reef dragon done by the incredible RedWind! (Click the photo to check out her profile!)

All hail the majestic Squiidergo

 

 

My Fandoms (in no particular order):

How to Train Your Dragon Franchise

How to Train Your Dragon Book Series

Star Wars

Wings of Fire

Jurassic Park

Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

Pirates of the Caribbean

Percy Jackson & The Olympians

The Kane Chronicles

Dragons in Our Midst

Indiana Jones

Harry Potter

The Chronicles of Narnia

Magnus Chase & The Gods of Asgard

Back to the Future

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Avatar: the Last Airbender

Warriors

Miraculous Ladybug (?)

 

Dear writers: You know when your characters are having a good day, and then you crash their party with an awful plot twist and its SO MUCH FUN? Yeah, the feeling is kind of like this:

 Ruff and Tuff (Ruffnut

 

 

Squiid's Characters

Well, here's where I put all my RP and non-RP cinnamon rolls. Enjoy.

Eternally under construction, probably, since I procrastinate :D

 

Skari

A treasure hunter, a scoundrel, and a grave-robber; can you get much more untrustworthy than that? Well, Skari sure can. Unreliable and shifty, Skari uses his quick wit and charming personality to wriggle his way out of the toughest spots. He has a particular liking for shiny objects and is considered a thief-for-hire, occasionally, risking life and limb (though he's not overly fond of that). Once acquainted with him, you either realize right away he's not to be trusted- or, usually, you realize that much too late. On rare occasions, though, you can break open his heart of stone and find a soul of gold inside...well, I could be speaking literally or figuratively.

 

Lenora

You won't hear much about Nellie on these forums, since I never RP with her, but in the rare case I say something about her, it's probably her superb shooting skills. Mildly terrifying, but if you're on her side, it's quite useful. She's got a lively personality, loyal to a fault and completely, blatantly honest. Though I mentioned her loyalty, it's true she's loyal to one person- her boss, of whom she self-appointed herself his personal bodyguard. Needless to say, he doesn't really mind. Especially since he sort of needs one.

 

Finn

Ah, Finn. Used primly in magic/cyborg/or-anything-like-that RPs, Finn is an interesting case. With the ability to shapeshift into a dolphin at will, you might say his name is apt...ha! Get it? Finn? Okay, I'll leave now. Anyways, he also has a metal arm, of which he's modified to do various things with. And yes, when he shapeshifts into a dolphin, he has a metal fin. It's rather funny. He's a huge sweetheart, which isn't saying anything for his rather bad past, and he likes long swims in the ocean in his free time...

 

Iduna 

Who said the Grimborn boys didn't have any family? (Well, no one, exactly.) I can't really say much about Iduna without giving a bunch of Race to the Edge spoilers, but she's observant, gentle, and quiet; and, honestly, no one exactly knows how she ended up marrying Viggo Grimborn and keeping a close eye on all his operations Beyond the Archipelago. She seriously can be scary if she wants to. Beware.

 

More coming soon! Whee! -dances away from all my impending tasks-

 

 

And here is the best Hiccup gif I have ever found. Enjoy.

oh Hiccup sweetie what are you doing with your face??

 

 

After watching Family on the Edge: 

 Paradise of Fanfiction

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A tribute to the fun personality-based choices you can make in Star Wars: the Old Republic.

I have two Sith Lord characters. One of them is sophisticated, collected, a devoted servant of the Sith Empire, and a really all around Viggo-style villain. The other is absolutely insane and defected from the Galactic Empire because they wouldn't let him have a pet Nexu. 

Meet Chayaraa Argos and Tavos Xan, the chaos and order of the Sith Empire.

 

Darth Vader dancing

 

Well, you survived to the end, and now you probably know way too much about me :D The more you know, right? No? Okay. Anyways...

May the Force be with you!