openmoments: (Stock {love & other drugs})
[personal profile] openmoments

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."

The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return,

Amielle (Am-yell). French. A name her mother made up, or adjusted, from a journalist’s name she’d once seen. (Which might explain why she chose her college course.) She’s French, Scottish, Swedish. But decidedly Canadian.  Her favourite province is Quebec, and will go back for more than six weeks at some point. It was where she discovered her love of photography. Kenting, Taiwan is one of the most beautiful places she’s ever been. One day she’ll master French (a language she’s known since it was her first language.), she’ll learn Gaelic, Swedish. (Hopefully that will only be the beginning. Hopefully.) 02.20.92. She’s a Pisces, a Monkey, Amethyst. (She likes saying that. 022092022092. All the two’s running together.) She’s going into her second year of college this year. She didn’t know much about her program before she went in, and she can’t exactly tell you that she’s in love with it, that it’s what she’s going to do for the rest of her life, because, she doesn’t think so. But, she loves it. It changed her.

Photojournalism [foh-toh-jur-nl-iz-uhm]



1.      Journalism in which photography dominates written copy, as in certain magazines.

2.      news photography, whether or not for primarily pictorial media, publications, or stories.



1940–45; photo- + journalism

Her entire grade eleven year was spent wanting to become a Marine Biologist, which she’s still planning on doing. And a Literature course. If she could have her way, she’d be in school for a long time. Learning is the best thing she can think of doing with her time. So, no, she doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. (She never did, anyways.) People ask her where she sees herself  in twenty, fifteen, ten, five, two years, and she just smiles and says, “I don’t know.” Which is alright, because life has a funny way of working out. But, she knows that, no matter what she does, it’ll be good. Her Biology and History teacher always told her he had faith in her, and she knows that, if she ever gets published in National Geographic, he’ll buy ten copies. He always had faith in her, even when she didn’t.


the realignment with

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”


That is her philosophy, in full, about politics. She knows what’s going on and she’ll voice her opinion when she has one, but, for the most part, she’s not passionate about it. (Which makes her younger sister, the one who wants to become Prime Minister, roll her eyes.) She’s religious (she’s French, of course she’s religious). Roman Catholic, and though she doesn’t agree with every word, it’s in her blood (the tradition, the comfort, the faith), in her. Her friends accept it (she accepts theirs as well), and things go from there. Speaking of: friends. She has some. Not countless numbers, and a lot of them she met via LJ. That was when the internet was friendlier than real life, when having friends in real life wasn’t an option. But, that’s changed, and she’d do anything for her friends.[ profile] cagedlight


what had been before

Her fancy is easily tickled. Books, poetry, photography, rain. Streaming shows on her computer are how she watches TV and she gets at least two new shows a season. There was Bones and Robin Hood. Then Supernatural. Merlin. The Mentalist. Hawaii Five-0. Suits. Game of Thrones. Boys loving boys is usually how she rolls (the UST gets her), but GoT has started changing that just a little. Football (Canadian) is her national passion, but, if she ever gets a TV, she’ll watch football (European) like a madman. [ profile] cagedlight  has already turned her on Mesut Ozil and she regrets nothing. But, until that happens, movies are her kryptonite. James McAvoy is the man she’ll go the distance for, and has been since The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. He warms her heart, makes her happy, and she won’t lie about it. She’s had a girl crush on Natalie Portman for years, starting with Star Wars: Episode I (even though the movie was…um.) Which leads into her little nerdy secret: she grew up on Star Wars. Her father has seen every one in theatres, that must be where she got it from (along with the red hair, temper, and love of reading.) She’s read the books. Written the fan fic. Wished that Qui-Gonn would bring her to the temple for training. (She’s done that for a few fandoms, actually…)


and now seemed

Her real love, however, is books. Her father used to read them to her and her sisters every night before they went to bed. In English. In French. He even did all the voices. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is the bed time story she remembers relishing the most (which explains so much).  When she started reading by herself, it was with The Magic Treehouse. Then Little House on the Prairie. Quite literally, Harry Potter saved her and Hogwarts was the school she dreamt of going to (she still does). In grade seven she read The Lord of the Rings (it’s now been five times) and it opened her to everything books could be. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith are on her recommend list, every time. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger is perfect summer reading and Lolita, followed by King, Queen, Knave are Vladimir Nabokov’s influence on her list. However, the book that got her, the one that she always has a copy of, no matter what, the one that she turns to when she has nothing else to read, when she needs to be cheered up, when she’s bored, when she’s happy, that book? For her, that’s Atonement by Ian McEwan. Words can’t explain or describe why, but, it is. All the heartbreak, the descriptions, the smells, the feelings, the aches, the love, every single word from it, she knows them all by heart. Reading for her doesn’t stop with books. Two years and the affair she’s had with comics doesn’t look to be slowing down. Star Wars: Legacy, Black Widow, Batman, X-Men, Spiderman, Superman. They dot her shelves, and she saves each month for them. Well, those, and her magazines. They’re her downfall. National Geographic, Nylon, Nylon Guys,  Writer’s Digest, her list is endless. Her world, words are its foundation.

a little worse.

Tumblr: secreted

Twitter: openmoments

AO3: openmoments

Writing: onyxexistance

Photo Blog: AmieChristo Photography

Website: AmieChristo

Date: 26/5/09 07:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh.. you & I are so similar. :)

Date: 27/5/09 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's why we're friends. ^^

-hugs- <3

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 28/5/09 07:38 am (UTC) - Expand

Date: 21/8/09 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I suck and only just got around to reading this (I double suck for still having done my own) and I have to say...
" [&] I love grammar and proper spelling. I even text with proper capitilization and everything. ^^"
THIS made me just think you are more awesome. You are the only other person I am aware of who knows that proper typing is possible via a phone.
When I get "o hi m8" I want to bash them in with a dicitionary.

We have a lot in common, esp. since I've never dated a guy either. OK being a guy myself and straight doesn't mean much but hey I figured that was remotely funny... right?
*ahem* I'll go now...

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 22/8/09 07:01 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 22/8/09 11:27 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 23/8/09 02:13 am (UTC) - Expand

Date: 27/5/09 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We have a lot in common =).

Date: 27/5/09 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ii can't wait to get to know you better. Star Wars friends are always welcome. ^^

Date: 30/5/09 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, you are so cute! Friends for sure *adds*

Date: 9/6/09 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay^^ I love having new friends. ^^

Date: 9/6/09 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have a bloody lot in common, it seems that we do ;)

Date: 9/6/09 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay. That means that it'll be easier to talk to each other. :)

Date: 1/10/09 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've freinded you ,okay? I cant' send you a message any other way, plus you're pretty cool! :D

Date: 6/10/09 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, this is snow_drawn! Can I friend you on my new journal? :D

Date: 10/10/09 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, Han (fans self and swoons).
I don't know you at all as much as i'd like yet, but I think you're extremly nifty


Date: 11/10/09 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my gosh I know! Favourite non hero. Ever. Right by Sherlock Holmes. =D

Awww. Thanks. ^^ Hopefully we get to know each other better soon. ^^

Date: 29/11/09 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Guuuuuuuuesss who? And I still don't get why you don't receive any of my text messages.

Date: 29/11/09 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh I be seein you thar, you sexi Orlando Bloom.

Don't ask me why I don't. I'm not my shitty service provider.

thefuturequeen LAS reminder

Date: 5/2/10 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey there!

Sorry to hijack this post again. Your submission to the second LAS challenge is due tomorrow, at 11:59 pm PST, Friday February 5.


Re: thefuturequeen LAS reminder

Date: 5/2/10 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
AHAHAHA. It's not a problem. And thank you for the reminder! =D

LAS reminder

Date: 5/3/10 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi there,

Just a reminder that your submission to the fourth challenge of LAS is due tomorrow, Saturday March 6, 2010 by noon PST.

Thank you,

LAS Challenge 5 Reminder

Date: 20/3/10 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Just a reminder, Challenge 5 of LAS is due tomorrow at 5 pm EST. You can find the prompt and submit your entries via the "las competition" tag at [ profile] thefuturequeen


LAS challenge 6 reminder

Date: 3/4/10 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

A quick reminder that today is the deadline for LAS Challenge 6. Due to some confusion over the due date and my inability to send out reminders yesterday, the submissions will close at 11:59 pm EST (instead of our usual 5:00 pm EST). You should leave your submission here:


Date: 28/4/10 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you're a redhead? i'm so jealous. i've always wanted to be a redhead, but i can't even dye my hair a bright pretty red because i'm asian and that would just look wrong.

also, i love travelling, too :) not so much the 'going to see different places' aspect of it, though, as the 'getting away' part - a change of scenery is always such a great way to refresh one's mind and body.

(ps. that douglas adams quote is fantastic!)

Date: 28/4/10 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yuuupppers. =D AHAHAH. It's okay. You can be a redhead by association! How does that sound?!

That is very, very true. I just have a thirst for the unknown. There's so much out there that's been touched by other people and I want to see why they wanted to touch that. /corny-ness

Isn't it just? I've had it memorized for ages now. <3

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 28/4/10 09:32 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 29/4/10 02:58 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 29/4/10 03:28 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 29/4/10 04:02 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 29/4/10 04:11 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 29/4/10 04:26 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 29/4/10 04:56 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 29/4/10 05:19 am (UTC) - Expand

Date: 30/4/10 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for adding me as a friend. I've added you back. It's always nice to make new ones. :)

Feel free to read my bio that's in my info page. There's a link that goes to the post.

It was nice to read yours and your pic in your profile is really pretty.

Date: 20/5/10 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww you sound great! Hi new friend! :D
I love travel too, I don't like staying in one place for too long lol ♥
Edited Date: 20/5/10 08:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 20/5/10 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hello!!! I'm so glad you've joined this crazy place!!! =D

i can't wait to start travelling more often. =D

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 21/5/10 03:39 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 21/5/10 04:04 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 24/6/10 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ha! You totally have a Doctor Who icon! <3

Thank is all.

Date: 29/12/10 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, you. It's Victoria (anzati_aurora, bratislavas). Originally, I was going to ask you if you were all right as I hadn't heard from you in a few months, but then I went back and checked, and apparently we aren't friends on this account, though I thought we were. If you defriended me for any reason, I'll respect that. However, if this is a mistake, I'd really love to be able to read you again.

Date: 29/12/10 09:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh! YOU! I was wondering where you'd gone! I didn't know that you'd made a new account! Of course I'd love to be friends again. :)

How have you been, bb? Things going well at home? Been keeping busy? I'm so glad that you dropped by my journal again. :D

Date: 30/12/10 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Our only common fandoms are Criminal Minds and Bones.

And yet I still really think we should be friends. =)

Date: 13/1/11 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[ profile] cagedlight is one of my best LJ friends, we've known each other the longest. And she is amazing, no matter what she might make you try to believe. She writes words that make me want to cry.

Being serious though, I am crying inside. And have too many emotions that this is weird. See what you do to me. I think you did this on purpose.

Date: 14/1/11 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Of course I did it on purpose bb. That's the amount of feelings I have for you. :)


Date: 21/1/11 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey there. Just wanted to drop you a note to remind you that you have goodies at your stocking (

Happy New Year!

Date: 5/6/11 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hello I used to be gothic_elvis and when I changed my name it deleted everyone for some fucking reason. Gah.

I'd appreciate a friend back if you want to!


Date: 15/12/11 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your photoblog is perfect. Your post is flawless. I challenge anyone to tell me that reading slashes is a waste of time. If it wasn't for your Crozil one, I couldn't have found this post and everything who comes with it.

PS: Proud Parisian here, no wonder why I adore this picture in particular.

Date: 20/12/11 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww, thank you for all your kind words. They really do mean a lot to me. I hope we get to know each other better as the time passes. Welcome to my little spot on the web. :)

I didn't take the pictures on my LJ. Unless I specifically said I did. But thank you anyways. :)

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] - Date: 20/12/11 04:48 am (UTC) - Expand

December 2010

   1 234

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated 25/9/17 18:33
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios