I am Mary, (also known as Emmy or EmeraldSwan). I'm a wife, a mother, a student, a writer, an artist. This journal is friends locked. I have my reasons. Comment on the most recent public post to be added.
If you're looking for my fanfiction and/or graphics, go to emerald_design.
"“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!”" ~Jack Kerouac, On the Road
"There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense." ~Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window." ~ William Faulkner
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Poe
"America...just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable"— Hunter S. Thompson
The Bloggish Butterflies layout was created by grrliz. The "friendship is love" layout was made by me using artwork by Kurt Halsey. minty_peach made the coal 75 and obligation 58 layouts. lovetruthbella made the Bones header and, since the default icon and fo banner were made from that banner, she gets credit for those, too. khalls_stuff made the Supernatural Header and default icon, as well as the Dean Winchester header. spikeysgrl18 made the Logan/Veronica header, the Boondock Saints header and fo banner, and the Willow/Angel (secret love) header and fo banner for me, and they are so not for sharing. katekat1010 made the Johnny Depp and the David Boreanaz headers for me, and they are not for sharing. Carla made the Spike/Willow header, icon, and fo banner for my birthday. They are NOT for sharing. She also provided the coding for the layout. wurlocke made the Danny Messer layout. crackified made the mood theme from Kurt Halsey artwork; find K.H.'s work here. lidi made the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire moodtheme. lidi also made the Jack Sparrow moodtheme. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles mood theme by staranis lilbreck at indulging_breck made the FO banner in my user info. decimina made the little emeraldswan blinkie up at the top. Unless otherwise stated here, all other headers/default icons/fo banners were made by me, and may be snagged with credit - if you ask first.
I do occasionally make icons. Brushes, textures, gradients, etc., are all from icon_goddess, brokenicon, miggy, ones I made myself, or came with PSP9 or 10. All others will be credited as used.