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I'm a Christian and I go to college focusing on Fine Arts and Mass Media Communications.

I was homeschooled my whole life and I'm a southerner without a southern accent. I love writing fiction even if I'm not that great at it yet. I wrote my first book at age 12.

I love graphic design, and every now and then do a small project professionally. I aspire to become an expert on Photoshop (though I only have Elements and CS2 right now) and I use it with my photography and to make digital art.


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Journal Entry: Wed May 6, 2015, 6:56 PM

:iconthewarofthering: tagged me sooo here goes:

What does your Deviantart name mean and why?
Laura is my real first name and Mizvaria is my fake last name because the internet.

What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?

LotR, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Narnia, and have since gotten into Avengers, Sherlock, and a few other things.

How many watchers do you have now?
139. Which sounds like a lot, but only a few frequently interact at all XD

Do you participate in clubs' contests here on dA?
I have before, yeah.

What is your most popular submission?

How to Hook a Reader
I should note that this article will be primarily concerning YA fiction, as that is what I know most about. You may notice that some of these openings use elements that I cautioned against in an earlier article. Told ‘ya there were bountiful exceptions to writing “rules.”

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”

This one is just awesome. I adore some subtle humor in a book, and it’s a great way to start out if you’re witty enough. This short and amusing opening line tells us a lot about the character in a very short time. His name also gives an indication that he is not from the land of Narnia, but is probably from England, if this book is to be similar to the ones prior to it in the series. We know something about his age in t
 This! 6k views. DD.

What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?
Sherlock and Agents of Sheild. 

What are the things you wish you could draw better?
People and horses.

What's your favorite type of music?
Indie New Age Chillstep Glitch Hop is one of my favorite genres, hehe. I like everything from Owl City and Two Steps From Hell to Imagine Dragons and the Postal Service.

PC or Mac
Using a PC but I like Mac a lot.

Anime or Manga?

Coke or Pepsi?
Don't like either one.

How many hours a day do you spend on dA?
This is the first amount of time over 10 minutes I've spent in a long time. It varies a lot, depending on how much school I have.

Name a talent.
Graphic design.

What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Chich Fil A or Pollo Tropical.

What are your top 3 favorite books (no mangas)?
Narnia, The Phantom of the Opera, Because of Winn-Dixie. Idk if those are my top but I like them!

Wii or PlayStation?
I don't do video games, sorry!

Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
Owl City, The Postal Service, Enya. We'll go with that today. 

Do you like Denny's?
Not really. I don't hate it but I wouldn't choose to go there.

What is your favorite smiley(SSSSSSSS)?

I use (XD) and (=p) the most

What is your favorite type of pie?
Chocolate pie. It's the bomb when made with enough cocoa.

Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
36 hours actually. Not doing that again.

Are you a member on any other sites besides DA?
Blogger, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and more. Kinda use them randomly, not a lot.

Fruits or sweets?
Depends on my mood, honestly. I love ice cream but I also love things like pineapple and kiwi and strawberries.

Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
Salted and buttered kettle popcorn, possibly with shining caramel drizzled on top beforehand. I should move on before I drool…

Have you skipped school?
Homeschooled. 'Nuff said.

Have you been on a plane?

Have you swam in an ocean?
Yes, many times in Florida and a few times in North Carolina!

Have you been ice skating?
Technically, yes, but only once when I was like, 10.

Favorite sport?
Biking? Does biking count?

Ever been on TV?
Several times, yeah. Kind of as an extra though, not being featured or anything.

Favorite salad and dressing?
Mixed greens with either olive oil or blue cheese.

What do you do to relax?

What is the last film you saw in the theatre?
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It was great, saw it in Imax. 

Favorite Sandwich?
Cuban sandwiches are good!

If you could go anywhere in the world…
Japan and New Zealand and a tour of Europe and popping in somewhere in the Middle East too.

What did you want to be when you were little?
An actor, a spy, and a forensic scientist.

What do you want to be now?
Famous movie star, university professor, TV travel show host, radio station music chooser and host, and novelist.

If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
My family are my favorite people so them I guess, but if we're talking famous people probably Adam Young from Owl City.

What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?
Jabba the Hutt. Ew.

Favorite type of ice cream?
Chocolate, obviously.

Last book you read?
In completion? The Prince by Machiavelli.

Which store would you max out a credit card at?
Barnes and Noble.

55. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
Okay so it used to be "have you ever cut your hair?" (i had really long hair) and "why aren't you in school?" and now it's "are you twins?" and "what grade are you in?" because no my sister is not my twin and I am in college, not gradeschool, thanks.

Favorite all time movie?
Pride and Predjudice 2005 was lovely. Return of the King was amazing. Too hard to choose!

What was your favorite show when you were a kid?
Arthur and The Wild Thornberries I suppose.

What are you listening to right now?
I'll Keep You Safe by Sleeping at Last

 What is the last thing you ate?
Curry Chicken :heart:

If you were a crayon what color would you be?
Blueish gray, probably.

What is the first thing you notice about another person?
Appearance and countenance.

Vanilla or Chocolate?
You should know this by now. Chocolate.

Favorite smells?
Autumn leaves, petrichor, chai tea, and brownies or cookies baking.

What inspires you?
Art, books, movies, music.

Do you have any piercings?
Nope, not even ears.

How many siblings do you have?

Bacon Bits or Croutons?

Favorite phrase?
I don't know...Okey Dokey Loki I guess. 

Favorite Restaurant?
There was a great Indian place where I used to live, and I also really enjoyed the few times I've eaten at really fancy places. 

Favorite animal?

 Favorite thing to do outside?

Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
Writing or photoshopping and drinking tea.

Favorite Disney character?
I dunno...Rapunzel?

Do you like coffee? If so, what is your favorite brand?
Yes. I don't really have a favorite brand though.

Tag 6 people.
I tag whoever wants to do this who is my friend or wants to be. Also I changed the questions a bit because I do what I want.

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Laura M
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United States
Formerly homeschooled Christian collegiate. I like writing, photography, and digital art. Ask me anything you want... I love comments!

I put watermarks on a lot of my photos but if you'd like to use one of my photos without a watermark just message me and tell me what you want to do with it!


Good artist offering commissions. I has no monies but I can help her out by promoting ;)
Hey everybody! This summer my hours at my part-time job are going to be reduced and I doubt I’ll be able to find another part-time job because the area of the city I live in just about shuts down when the students are gone. Not only that, but I will not have any hours at all at this job I do have during the entire month of August - that’s how slow it gets, here. 

But rent. And groceries. So - help a little art soul out? I’m open for commissions! 

My prices generally run in the $15-$75 range. But even a $5 headshot sketch of your OC or a $10 doodle of your favorite superhero would mean I get a meal. So if you're up for getting some art and supporting me in the process, go ahead and message me! 

Thanks a million! Your support means so much to me! I love you all! :) 

Bird by LauraMizvaria
This is actually an old picture but yeah....snapped a picture when my sister rescued a bird from being lost inside an old house ^_^
Purple Wildflower by LauraMizvaria
Purple Wildflower
I don't know what kind of flower this is but there were a bunch of them in a swampy area by the side of the road.


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FlyofDragon Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the fave! :)
dragonfuture Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave, darling! :hug:
LauraMizvaria Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
fableweaver55 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Again, thank you so so much for the watch :D
LauraMizvaria Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
:heart: :D
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding False Awakening to your collections. I'm happy that you like the piece :la:
CuteCat213 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Um... I was wondering if you might check one or two of my fics for the 'romance' litmus test you managed to come up with. I'm a fanfic author, but even if something is a person's favorite pairing, I want to know I'm writing it well and realistically.

But, uh, if you have no time or inclinations for that, I'm used to that and will not mind.

(And also... what is your take on yaoi? Because that tends to pop up even in my het works...)
LauraMizvaria Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
If it's something short I might be able to have a look at it, but admittedly I don't have a ton of time. Hit me up at if you like ^_^ as for yaoi I'm not personally into it and it's often terribly written, but then sometimes it's well written so...yeah!
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