Amanda Bizeau-Nicol

Amanda’s love for video games started way back when she used to watch her brother play the NES; one day, she decided to pick up the controller herself, and the rest is history! She's currently working to upload her longtime fanfic work - The Fluffy Tadpole - to Archive of Our Own. In her spare time, she writes fiction, cross-stitches, whips her husband at puzzle games, and creates Myers-Briggs profiles for fictional characters. (Shh… It’s all perfectly normal…)

Social Stewardship

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / March 10, 2019 /

I don’t interact much with my neighbors, but I did meet one some years ago when he randomly knocked on my door to let me know he enjoyed hearing my singing through the (apparently paper thin) apartment walls. “So few people do that anymore,” he said. “Never stop, okay?” I saw him again a few…

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A Cool Story…About Boogers

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / February 3, 2019 /

When writer’s block and wedding plans rear their ugly heads, you go to friends for inspiration. And then you shamelessly copy/paste their stories into a blog post (with full permission, of course). I’ve known Carla since we were (un)cool homeschoolers in our early pre-teens. Our friendship solidified over a shared armpit joke and later a…

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Blindly Into the New Year

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / December 30, 2018 /

When I was about seven or eight years old I had this “game” I would play where I’d close my eyes in my bedroom and walk my way down the hall, through our entertainment room, and past the basement stairs railing using only my fingers as my guide. My thought was, “Maybe someday I’ll be…

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No Achievements Required

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / November 21, 2018 /

We have quite a few themes in November: Thanksgiving, NaNoWriMo, Peanut Butter Lovers Month – where do I start? It IS National Novel Writing Month (though I think Peanut Butter Lovers Month is severely under-celebrated), and we of the word-crafting ilk sometimes use this month to challenge ourselves to a goal of higher output. Crank…

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Command? >Fight >Item >Run >Love

By Amanda Bizeau-Nicol / October 7, 2018 /

The thing about being an INFJ is random bumper stickers seen on my drive home will send me into deep philosophical musings. “♥ God, ♥ People” the sticker on the truck ahead of me said. How funny someone feels the need to tell me and other drivers to do that, I thought. A non-believer wouldn’t see…

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