About Me

An internationally renowned, bestselling author, D.L. Aiden has begun their foray into the blogging world, much to the delight of a million, screaming fans…

Well. Maybe one day.

For now, I’m just another ambitious writer, hoodie-wearer, chocolate and Murakami-lover, odd coin-collector, and face in the young, internet-addicted generation. Where by young, I do mean downwards of seventeen eighteen. Of somewhat lesser importance, I like the smell of petrol. Also, Florence Welch is amazing. Also, so am I.

I’ve started this blog not so much for attention, but as an outlet for my pent-up frustration at the workings of the world. I plan to blog about my writing, life, British politics, video games and whatever else I care to write about. Maybe I won’t always be anonymous, but for now it’s the only way I can express myself.

The blog is called a flock of crows, as I find it too commonly called a murder in an attempt by a lot of people to want to sound clever and knowledgeable. I call it a flock for some semblance of originality and individuality, and crows are highly intelligent creatures so I use them as metaphors for my generation–we’ve got the potential and yet, there are so many stereotypes and stigmas directed towards us. If you don’t mind reading me rant about this amongst other things, you’re more than welcome to join the flock.

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45 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thomas

    I love your blog! It’s refreshing to see another young individual use their ability to write well to express themselves and to create change. Once again, I’m so glad your post was freshly pressed, as it led me to this inspiring place. Looking forward to seeing what else is going on inside your mind!

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    1. dlaiden Post author

      Thank you so much! I’m surprised and honoured by all the attention, and I hope I really can make a change. Thank you for the support and encouragement; it means a lot and little over a week back I didn’t think I’d find such a warm community as this! 😀

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  2. Mind of Andy

    Hey dear Flock! 🙂
    You’re a very interesting guy, and I think you and I have a lot in common! I therefore invite you to come to my blog! ^_^
    Happy writing 🙂

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    1. dlaiden Post author

      Ha, call me Aiden. And I’m a girl. 😉 Thanks for your comment, I’ll definitely check out your blog, and give you a follow. 😀

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  3. geneshizz

    It’s weird to find someone who is almost like myself. Haha. I’m an ambitious writer too, but recently I couldn’t find time to write because of many reasons. Also, I agree with everything you have mentioned here. It’s like we share the same mind. 😉 However, I’m not as young as you are. I’m already 22! Haha! Good luck on your dreams! 😀

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  5. Les Petits Pas de Juls

    Hello D.L. Aiden, I’m interested… I’m intrigued… I’m confused… Surely, everyone is amazed by your 16 years of age and the way you already write, I’m just one more person… nearly twice as many years and not even the slightest talent at writing. Freshly Pressed and all, already, your words ring true and to lots of people. I’ll be happy to read you on.
    Keep smiling, life is beautiful! a stereotype, but oh so true, when you embrace it with your whole heart, just as you seem to be doing.
    Cheers!
    Jul’

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  6. Quintessential Musings

    Yes, I am also struck at how young you are. Let me be the last one to pass any advice, but use your youth wisely. With so much potential and so much opportunity out there, one just cannot fail at success. Especially for your generation. The way have been paved with many sweat and tears by the previous generations to make it so easy for the kids today, so therefore the opportunities are limitless if one is prepared to work hard.

    Like you, I am also delighted to use my blog for all my pent-up frustations at “eyes rolling” and “head-shaking” disbelief as I observe the world around me. My blog is aptly titled “This, That and the Next Thing”, where I opined on anything and everything. And I also cover fun things happening in New York. So it serves as a great journal for all things big and small, and I opine on issues close to my heart.
    Should you be curios, herewith a short link to my blog: http://wp.me/P1LWhS-2
    Keep writing!

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    1. dlaiden Post author

      Not much, to be honest. I respect that she stands up for gay rights, but I think she tries too hard to be “different” and comes off as obnoxious instead. She also seems to suffer from the Can’t-Keep-My-Clothes-On syndrome that a lot of other female pop stars do. Plus, I’m more into indie and alternative rock. 😉

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  8. Tinkerbell

    Not all sixteen year-old girls are alike. You’re probably the kind who impresses the older ones with your smarts, verbal skills and calm, “mature” demeanor. I mean, look, there it is happening on your blog. I loved that at sixteen; there was nothing cooler to me than to be mistaken for being older. Oh, ok, I still enjoy it (so long as it’s not about my looks of course, unlike how it was at sixteen).

    It’s easy to be “mature” if you’re a girl, I feel. They underestimate our brains a bit. But sixteen is sixteen and there is always that inevitable naivety that comes along with it.
    Stay humble, so when you make a mistake, it won’t be so hard to take.

    Ciao.

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    1. dlaiden Post author

      No problem, your blog looks pretty awesome (and it must be if you were recommended by Emily.) 🙂 Thanks (though I’m a girl 😉 )!

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  9. A Gripping Life

    Hey, DLAiden. Thanks for following my blog. I really like your “about” page. You seem like you have passion, a sense of humor and a lot to say. Great blog. I’m glad emily suggested you.

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    1. dlaiden Post author

      Thank you, I’m glad that you like it. 😀 I have to say, I really like the range of topics I’ve read on your blog, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more.

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    1. dlaiden Post author

      Haha, thanks! 😀 I think I actually have a backlog of awards at the moment which I need to sort out. Well, that’s Friday’s post planned. 😉

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  11. Holly

    Hullo! So I found you through the Sutton Trust 2013 thread on TSR (yes, I am randomly stalking anyone who says they write >.>). A young writer, a thinker, a supporter of alternative lifestyles, and a Murakami fan! Hey, I know a kindred spirit when I see one. 😉 I’ve singed up, and I’ll be checking out your posts.

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