Search For Pearls

....He who would search for pearls, must dive below. –John Dryden

This journal will most likely consist of a number of things- informal essays and writings on issues that mean something to me (most do, actually), some journal entries on different events going on in my life, writing advice, geeky TV show weigh-ins, and occasionally I might place a piece of fiction up here. (I write a great deal of fiction, but I'm more hesitant to share it)
As for who I am...I'm a high school student (before you click that 'back' button, I assure you that despite being a kid, I promise I only talk about what I know, or at least what I've heavily researched) who lives in New England with her family. I'm involved with my school's Amnesty International and G.S.A (Gay-Straight Alliance).
In my spare time, I do a lot of writing, e-mail and roleplay with friends, read books, and watch House, Lie To Me, and Star Trek.
The title of my livejournal comes from this quote here:

Let those find fault whose wit's so very small,
They've need to show that they can think at all;
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls, must dive below. –John Dryden

17th century europe, 1930s europe, a clockwork orange, algebra, amnesty international, ancient greece, ancient history, anime, art, asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, avenue q, b'elanna torres, baking, bill murrey, biology, books, boston, boston red sox, broadway, calvin and hobbes, cameron/chase, cheese and lettuce sandwiches, chicago, chocolate, civil rights, comedy, cookies, cooking, cuddy/house, current events, czars, death note, debating, depression, dido, e-mail, elena katina, elphaba thropp, elphaba/galinda, england, evanescence, facebook, feminism, femmeslash, fiction, foreign languages, french, friends, fruit, gay issues, gay marriage, gay pride, gay rights, gay-straight alliance, geeks, gilmore girls, glbtq, habsburg dynasty, harry potter, harry/luna, hebrew, hermione/ginny, history, house m.d., humor, ice cream, jewish culture, judaism, language arts, lesbian pride, lesbianism, lettuce, liberalism, lily/snape, literature, lorelai/luke, manga, maroon 5, mid-20th century united states, movies, music, mythology, new england, ninjas, not wearing shoes, obsessive compulsive disorder, p!nk, philadelphia, philosophy, poetry, politics, president obama, reading, redheads, remus/tonks, rent, robin williams, roleplaying, rory/logan, russian, sarah dessen, sarah mclachlan, science fiction, sirius black, sirius/james, sisterhood ofthe traveling pants, slash, sonya sones, star trek, suzanne vega, the beatles, the book of fred, the cranberries, the cure, the french revolution, the russian revolution, the united states, tom petty, vegetarianism, victorian england, wicked, wikipedia, wilson/house, women, world issues, writing, yiddish, yinglish