Friday, December 30, 2011

Panic panic scramble scramble......


It's almost the end of December and I still haven't finished either version of Script-A-Month-- this is very bad.

o_O

Argh.

Anyway, I'll do it somehow. I'll probably end up finishing the one with the girl named Mississippi first, because I really want to not mess up the other one, and if I rush it, it will be messed up. It takes a little more thought.......

The one with the kid named Mississippi is turning into a thriller of sorts, which is weird because I've never even seen a thriller......

Anyway.

How is everyone else's year wrapping up???

I'll leave you with a very deep thought:


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Guess That Movie! (again)


Hey you guys!

It's been awhile since I've done this.

Are you ready??

Two pictures for another Guess That Movie.

Here's how it goes:

Below are two partial-screenshots from two separate movies. It's not the complete frame.

You have to guess what movies they are from.

Better yet, tell me what scene, and who else is in the shot.

Hope you guys are one your toes! :D

Here you go:



Pretty vague... but if you know the movie this shouldn't be too hard.

This one though.....


Also extremely vague.

If you guys don't get it immediately, I'll drop a few hints in the comments later.

Now then, who thinks they know their movies?? :D

Answers will be revealed, um..... later. ;)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Soundtrack Giveaway @ The Ink Slinger- Don't Miss It!!


Y'all, y'all, this is really cool--

For a chance to win either the 2011 soundtrack Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows or the Captain America: The First Avenger- head on over to The Ink Slinger's blog and go comment! This is not something to be missed!!!

The giveaway ends on the 30th so be quick!

:D

Oh yeah, here's the link: http://inkslingerblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/soundtrack-giveaway-2011/

Right.

I'm off to make a fanvideo, write a few screenplays, listen to Amaranth and the Hugo soundtrack, do a happy dance over an outline and finish Jonathan Stroud's Buried Fire :)

See ya!

Catching Up On Things Related To Christmas, etc......


Merry Late Christmas, y'all! :)

I'm sure you've had your fill of Christmas posts, so I won't give you another ;)

However, here's a couple awesome posts that blessed me:

http://inkslingerblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/25/christmas-2011/

• http://furtherup-and-furtherin.blogspot.com/2011/12/stable.html

• http://teenagewritingrocks.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-is-true-meaning-of-christmas.html

Moving on......

Oh, and if you haven't listened to Jon M.'s Christmas Epic, please do yourself a favor and listen to it right now.


http://jonmmusic.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-epic.html

Here's a peek at a few presents I made this year.....

One was for my lil' bro, who loves that one Audiomachine song as much as I do.

He also likes The Clone Wars :)

So, I made him a little video for his iPod......



I think it's pretty cool :P

For Camille, I made an 11-page, 3-part violin arrangement of this hard rock song by Nightwish:




Probably one of the coolest songs ever :]

Anyway, I made it over the course of three days. I worked on Christmas Eve from about 7pm to 5 in the morning, if you count photocopying time.

Yeah.

And then woke up at about 7am Christmas Day.

Me got no sleep.

Here's a few pages of my amateur handiwork:





It's definitely not perfect, but I don't think it's half bad. It was my first time trying something like that ;)

But anyway, me, lil' sis, and Camille are all pretty proficient on the violin, so now we have a trio :D

After church, which was fantastic, we came home for a spurt and then we went to a friend's house for dinner.

I fell asleep.

Bear in mind, I had no more than 2 hours of sleep after working on writing music for about 9 hours straight.

Apparently that warrants a good enough excuse for never-sleeping-Abby to fall asleep in someone else's house.


I think I broke a record.

:P

Anyway...... that was most of the christmas highlights xD

Oh wait-- taking the family to see Tintin at the midnight showing in 3D- that was big present. I forgot xD Thanks Mom and Dad!

Eh...... this was sort of a random, pointless post... sorry o_O

How was your Christmas??

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ender's Game full cast revealed!


Wow.

For those who know the amazing novel Ender's Game, I have another piece of information for you:

It's being made into a movie.

Check this out: ("stolen" from ComingSoon.net.)

The Ender's Game cast looks to be just about finalized as Variety reports that Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin have officially signed on. Ford will play Colonel Hyram Graff, Steinfeld Petra Arkanian and Breslin Ender's older sister, Valentine Wiggin.

To be directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is set in Earth's Utopian future and tells the story of a young boy, Ender, a genius strategist, who is drafted by the International Fleet to destroy the alien Formic race.

Ford, Steinfeld and Breslin join Asa Butterfield and Ben Kingsley in leading roles. The supporting cast is now said to include Khylin Rhambo as Dink, Aramis Knight as Bean, Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak as Peter Wiggin, Suraj Parthasarathy as Alai, Conor Carroll as Bernard, Moises Arias as Bonzo, and Brendan Meyer as Stilson.

Ender's Game will go into production early next year in New Orleans, planning a March 15, 2013 release.






















Movie lover AND book lover as I am, I have my two cents:

Asa as Ender: oh YES.

Hailee as Petra: I don't mind. 

Abigail as Valentine: ....cool :)

Kingsley as Mazer: YEAH baby!

Ford as Graff: eh.... Jeff Bridges would have been better methinks....

Everyone else: they look great. I might recast a few, but I'm not picky.

I'm so thrilled.

What about you, oh wonderful people? Speak up! (Especially great people like EaglesWings and Pathfinder- tell me what you think about this state of affairs!)

Movie Review: The Adventures of Tintin (3D)

★★★★☆

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

The Rating and Cautions
Rating: PG (for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking)

Objections:
Violence- A large amount, including gun use, but no blood.
Language- nil unless you count Capt. Haddock's rantings...
Sexuality- none

Also- extreme action and peril, and drinking in excess (but it's Captain Haddock so who's complaining?).

The Credits

Based on the books, "The Secret of the Unicorn" and "The Crab With The Golden Claws" by HergĂ©. 


The Summary
The young reporter Tintin stumbles on a case of family vengeance, sunken treasure and drunken, hallucinating captains when he buys an antique model ship at a market. He meets Captain Haddock, and helps him discover the secret of an old ship, the Unicorn. But someone else is after the ship.... and the treasure.
Together, Tintin and Haddock fight the villainous Sakharine, encounter the Milanese nightingale Bianca Castiafore, and go on an adventure sure to satisfy old Tintin fans. 




The Director's Take
Need I tell how many times I literally was squealing in the middle of this movie??


Geez.

Tintin was an absolute treat.

What really sold me was how well they portrayed Tintin. (I mean, yeah, it's Jamie.... but for the vast majority of the movie I sat there in awe thinking, Oh my gosh, it's really Tintin!)  
He totally came to life. He's a pretty, dare I say shallow, character in the books, as in he's not overflowing with personality and little is known about him-- but he totally had personality in the film. He was fantastic.

Needless to say, the technology was fabulous- the entire mo-capped world looked fantastic. If you took the comics and thought, "What would it look like in real life?" Then take a look at the film. It was great. 


They kept pretty accurately to everything: the look, the story (it was definitely a blend of several books, and Calculus was nowhere in sight, but it worked), and the classic Tintin gags per Thomson and Thompson. Even Herge and his art gets a cameo.


The biggest change, I thought, was Haddock's character. I mean, yup, he drank and hallucinated and even told the story of Red Rackham while slashing a sword around the room just like the book, but........ he wasn't quite how I envisioned his character.


The Haddock of the film was a lot more foolish than my memory of the books (and pardon me if my memory has failed some...), gave a motivating speech and burped down a plane's engine. (o_O) In my memory, Haddock of the book was a bit more professional and unless he was extremely drunk, had a clear head on his shoulders. (Am I wrong? I might be wrong...)


Not that I'm objecting, don't mistake me-- I can get used to this bumbling Haddock. But he is probably the most significant change from the comics.

Cinematography: Fabulous. 3D isn't a must, but if definitely adds a little something to the spectacle.
Music: It's John Williams. 'Nuff said. Probably not a score I would listen to outside of the film, but in the film it was perfect, of course.
Editing: Two thumbs up.
Effects: Well.... the whole movie is one big effect now, isn't it?
Plot/Script: Fair, but I would have paced it with a little more breathing space and tried to incorporate the calmer side of the charm found in the books. It was very bambambamgo-go-go-ACTIONACTIONACTIONskreech!skid-stop!credits!!! 

To be fair, though, there were some awesome one-liners. The majority of the lines were pretty hilarious. Very well scripted in terms of dialogue. 



The Cameos (Biblical Application)
Can't say there was much, but Haddock's little inspiring speech was a nice uplifting touch. Not that it was anywhere in character with comic book Haddock...

But anyway, at one point Tintin is ready to give up the case, but Haddock tells him he can't call himself a failure, and if there's a wall, you push through it, and don't let failure defeat you, etc. Which was a nice little reminder to not give up... but that's probably the biggest application I can scrape out of it.

Because the movie, like the books, is just a fun something to just get lost in. 



10 Things I Learned from The Adventures of Tintin:
  1. Sakharine and Haddock would be great at video games. (Don't believe me? See: crane fight sequence in movie.)
  2. Tintin is really, really cute.
  3. Singing really high notes can break bullet proof glass. I had no idea!
  4. Snowy likes sandwiches (and alcoholic drinks, as we all know.).
  5. It is possible to completely lose all reason, and squeal and laugh and act like a maniac in a movie theater. I'm normally a controlled audience member....
  6. The day I watch Titanic I will bawl my eyes out. They are releasing it in theaters again in 3D, and after watching that trailer, the parts from the sinking scene made me want to just sit down and cry.
  7. If you buy a large popcorn or large coke at a Regal cinema you get one free refill :)
  8. No one here in the US knows who Tintin is...... judging by the empty midnight showing my family attended last night. It was sad, my friend.
  9. The Hobbit trailer is way cool in 3D in a theater.
  10. The opening credits of a film can totally sell it. (See: EPIC opening credits of Tintin.)


The Closing Line 
If you're in need of a rip-roaring adventure with plenty of one-liners and silly antics, go check out Tintin. It's high time the States met the boy reporter and his dog. 

If you can, get a hold of a few Tintin comics and give yourself a quick introduction before watching it if you're unfamiliar, because there's a whole dimension of the film that's missed if you don't have the background of the books.

But for those who already know and love the orange-haired reporter with the epic tuft of hair, the Herge "cameo" and the art straight out of the comics will delight, Thomson and Thompson's clueless way of handling matters will be something of an old friend, and the scenes straight from the panels of the books with make them fall in love all over again.

It may not retain the simplicity and calm of the books, but we'll fall in love with the movie for many of the same reasons: a swashbuckling story, a capable, smart young hero, bumbling sidekicks, and excitement that tugs at the adventurous side in all of us. 

And something else, too. 

For one hundred and seven minutes, we're right there with Tintin. We are Tintin. We can handle it; we can beat the bad guys; we are the hero of the day. And that's one thing that made it all the way from the comic page to the silver screen.

As a first Tintin film, I thought it was a brilliant tribute to the books and a great, brand-new Tintin story. I can't wait for the next one.

Now:

How's your thirst for adventure?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sneak Peek at Script-A-Month!


Hi y'all!

:)

Terrible, no??

***

Anyway, I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at not one script- but TWO!

I am working on a short based on Mishmash Maggie's (aka my MOM) idea, as well as another one blending and maybe tweaking ideas from Corey (the Ink Slinger) and Christopher.

Not to say that everyone else's weren't fantastic--- it was just those that seemed easiest to make a story out of at the time. I would love to revisit ALL of them someday.....

Anyway, just so you can keep up a little with the progress, here's a very short snippet of En Route to Mississippi based on Corey and Christopher's ideas:




And a little one from my mom's idea:


Whaddy'all think so far??


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Why am I spazzing out right now???


You may be wondering why I look like this right now:




Well......

BECAUSE I'M GOING TO THE OPENING MIDNIGHT SHOWING OF TINTIN IN JUST A FEW MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!


Review coming soon. Please don't be too jealous. My adrenal system will be wrecked tomorrow ;)

I love Tintin.

Heehee.

Heeheeheehehehehehehehehehehe.

I'm going to go die of happiness right now.

Love you all! Goodbye!!



:D :D :D 

Debut Trailer for THE HOBBIT! (And a poster, too!)


WAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Bagginses and Boffins, please enjoy the very first trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and a thousand other amazing people.... er..... dwarves.

Your viewing experience might be enhanced by imagining my excited and completely unsuppressed screams of delight during this trailer.

Or not.

:)



Expect a trailer analysis in a few days!! :D :D :D

But for now....

Whadddidyathink?!??!?!?!

***

The Hobbit Part I will be released December 14, 2012.

"The Hobbit" follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

"An Unexpected Journey" will be followed up by The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013.

The poster (see below) was a mess-up to me. It either looks like a paranormal suspense thriller or the eye of Sauron.

But whatever.

Nothing can wipe the massive grin off my face right now.

Consider me a very, very happy girl.




Monday, December 19, 2011

A little teaser before the trailer tomorrow...........


Ladies and gentlemen, universes and galaxies, please meet............





Bilbo freakin' BAGGINS!!!!

Yegads. 

*faints from awesomeness*

Update on the Hobbit trailer:


In addition to announcing that the the first trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will play in theaters with The Adventures of Tintin starting on Wednesday, December 21, Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that the trailer will be online at 7pm PST on Tuesday, December 20. So stay tuned!


Read more: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer Online Tuesday at 7pm PST - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=85252#ixzz1h29thqb3



I hope this makes people like a certain member of the Sadaar clan happy :)


Stay tuned! I'll be embedding it here once it's released so you don't have to hop around any strange sites :P

Random Question!


Yo peeps :)

I was sitting here searching for recipes online and planning dinner (and *cough* uh *coughcough* watching Kobato AMVs, yessss....) and I remembered a project I want to do sometime in the very near future.

I want to make a music video.

I've wanted to for awhile-- I was hoping someone around here that I knew would write a song, and then I could make their music video so people could be lip-syncing to their own song.

But if not, eh, that's cool, I'll have to pick a song and then just have someone lip-sync.... even though it would be a lie..... *gulp*

:P

Anyway, I was wondering..... does anyone have any good "music-video" type songs to share?? I was thinking a........ actually, you know, I wasn't thinking of any particular song at all.

That's where y'all can help a poor exhausted person like me ;)

I know Miss Raquel, her brother, and a film student group at MSOA did a music video using the Seabird song "Don't You Know You're Beautiful," if anyone needed an idea to get them going.

Of course, recently I've been extremely enamored of songs like OneRepublic's "Apologize' and Nightwish's 'Amaranth,' too.

But anyway.

Yeah.

That was my question.

Anybody got a good music video song??

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Poll


Just a "which of these books have you read" sort of poll, so I know how many people I'm leaving in the dark when I start jabbering about them :P

Alert! Alert! To all those not convinced that they should go see Tintin.....


Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed today that the first trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will play in theaters with The Adventures of Tintin starting next Wednesday, December 21st. The studio has not announced when the trailer will be online yet.


Read more: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer Confirmed for Tintin - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=85222#ixzz1gvnTUURT





Epic, no??


By the way, that's a fan-made poster, not an official one ;)


Anyway-- to get a first glimpse of The Hobbit, GO SEE TINTIN!


Two pieces of awesomeness in one :D

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Confessions of a writer.


Dear lady who was at the Fred Meyer Bakery Deli thing,
I'm sorry I kept staring at you. I'm not a stalker, or creep, or anything.
But you looked a lot like grown-up Keziren. And since I couldn't take a picture of you, I was trying to memorize your face before you left. Hope you don't mind.

Dear family,
Sorry I will randomly spaz out and start shouting sentences in the middle of a thought process. Sometimes it's completely necessary. I promise.

Dear very cold weather,
You know, it's funny. I'm rather grateful for you. Because when I forget to wear warm clothes and I step outside, I find I'm not complaining because Chance felt that cold every single night when he was journeying to Corbey, and you help me write his feelings a bit better.
So thank you for the secondhand experience.

Dear lonely-looking people I see when I drive down the the street,
Thank you for being there and letting me invent your story and your life and your current situation. It makes for great stories.
But please don't be as lonely in reality and I made you out to be.

Dear Clow Notebook,
I'm not entirely sorry I'm saying this. But I'm going to make it a point of writing first, and hopefully more, in my prayer notebook than in you. I may not have been a good example of this, but I hope you will understand that Jesus comes before you.

Dear characters,
Please exist somewhere so I can meet you in real life someday.

Dear Orson Scott Card,
I want to write like you.

Dear Charles Dickens,
I want to write like you.


Dear Ender's Game novel from the library,
Yes, I AM going to reread you for the third time straight in a row sometime this week. 


***

Dear Me,
You're such a........... conflicting person. Can't you be normal?

Dear Me,
No. I'm afraid it's just not possible.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Links and books and things... (a terribly rambly post)


Well.

First a quick update:

Sis and I have been taking ballet for.... five years now, I think. We've done Nutcracker every year.

It's mayhemic, but awesome.

I opted not to do it this year because I started high school and didn't want to get behind.

But then Sam, who is epic beyond all reason and one of the only boys in the school, didn't show up for a class a few weeks ago, and dress rehearsal was the next day.

So our ballet teacher made me his impromptu understudy in case he was sick or something.

Yeah.

It was really fun-- I've gotten to learn the whole opening party scene and all that.

And even though Sam is in perfect health, I did end up taking the place of one of the other little party boys yesterday, who was in the hospital.

Not good.....

Hopefully he'll be able to do the performances this weekend, but if not... at least they found a party boy outfit that fit me xD (All the boys are super little.....)

All that to say, Sis and I are under the craziness that is Nutcracker, which is why the posts have been short and to no point at all.

Excuses, excuses, I know.

Anyway.

Amaranthine posted an EPIC post.

Involving the release of this book:::


Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian

It's the final book.

*cough*

The words Artemis Fowl and last book should never be in the same sentence.

They should go on forever and ever.

Because they are awesome.

*coughcough*

Moving on....

I'm currently reading Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan.

It's great. Makes me laugh.

***

I read way too much manga.

I stayed up one night reading volumes 8 through 15 of xxxholic. 

That's a lot of reading. 

But it was epic.

I love the main character, Watanuki.




He is awesome.

Anyway, moving on......

Oh, and I love this anime/manga. But I almost like the anime better, except Fujimoto-san is epic wherever he goes so the score evens out.




^ this is Fujimoto-san btw.


Him and Kobato-chan are the cutest couple EVER.

:)

(Random: I'm also very excited because xxxholic volume 16 and Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead are both in at the library for me! Yay!)

***

Oh yeah, they're turning Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card into a movie.

Starring this epic fellow.


Asa Butterfield, recently seen as Hugo Cabret.

Playing Ender Wiggin.



Oh, yes.


There's also rumors that Ben Kingsley is playing Mazer Rackham.

But that's not for certain yet.

He'd been good though, after seeing those two together in Hugo.

Anyway.

I have to go do laundry and get ready for dress rehearsal, so I'll leave you with this:



I'd never seen one of these before.

It made my day.

;)

Thanks for reading a very nonsensical post! Love you all! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In Which I Fall In Love With A Song


I love discovering songs and falling in love <3

At our vocal party for all the voice lesson students, one of the gals sang a certain song.

I couldn't remember ever hearing it before.

But now I can't stop singing it.

:D





On the subject..... what's your favorite Christmas song??

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Script-A-Month: December's Title!


Script-A-Month

DECEMBER


Random happy thought :P

Okay, y'all, it's that time again!

You read last month's script, (or one of them.... the psycho edition is in the works right now....), based on stories YOU thought up!

Now... it's time to do it again for December! 

And the title is a little different this time.

You ready for it??

(If you're out of the loop, rules are provided in the following.)

Here is December's short's title:

En Route to Mississippi

Intriguing, no?

Personally, it sounds like a road trip movie to me. But there are vast possibilities!!!

Here are the rules in case y'all have forgotten:



•Make up a short story premise/loose outline based on this title. 

•Comment with your genius in the comment section of this post. 

I will then pick one (or a few) and turn it into a screenplay. 

And it will be posted by the end of December.

I really do hope to shoot these things someday :)

I was also wondering..... should I give out some sort of little prize each month that the commenter's are eligible to win? Like, pens..... or a book.... or candy or something??

Tell me if that's a good idea. I'll do a "P.S." post for this one if everybody likes that idea. 

If that doesn't fly or DOESN'T work on my end, I want to be able to do something else fun for you all..... any ideas??? 

Maybe everyone who comments is eligible for a *gasp* Guest Post or Blogger Interview!!! :D :D :D

Now, that sounds like an idea!!


Forget it, we're going to go with that. 

Physical prizes may come into play in later months. 

But this month: Everyone who comments for the December title with an idea has the potential to do a Guest Post here on the blog. The winner will be announced when the script is published. 

Alright? Is anyone's head fried?

'Cause that was confusing. 

o_O

Anyway, go on, thou genius folk!

1....2....3..... GO! Comment, comment, comment! 

Gosh, I really am hyper.....

In Which I Am Awarded Among Piles of Tissue....


'ello, mates!!

It appears I have fallen deeply ill.

Achoo!!!


Swallowing has become painful, and something in my head has decided to become a pendulum and swing around inside my skull whenever I move.

*grimace*

But, never fear!!! The Director always recovers!!!!!!

:D

Anyway, the wonderful Noah Arensault of... several blogs, I think, or at least this one, has bestowed the honor of the Versatile Blogger Award on me :)

Fabulous!


*music and fanfare*

*covers ears* Wait, stop, I have a headache.


-_-

Anyway, I am supposed to only accept this award under the following conditions:::

1. Thank and link to the person who nominated me.
2. Share seven random facts about myself.
3. Pass the award on to five blogger friends.
4. Contact and congratulate the nominated blogs.

Perhaps I shouldn't do step 4. I have strep and a sinus infection, after all. Contact is at a minimum xD

Anyway, moving on.......

Are you ready for seven strange, odd, scary facts about me??

Okay, maybe they're just a little random... nothing more.....

  1. I can quote the Disney film Treasure Planet from start to finish. Every. Single. Line. (Almost.... I might be missing one or two here and there.....)
  2. I like taking quizzes. It's weird. Especially those character quizzes..... I like those the best. :)
  3. My sister knows when I have a crush on an actor when I start watching their behind-the-scenes interviews.  (Yesss, I was watching Hugo interviews with Asa Butterfield...... shut up..... :P)
  4. The two languages I want to learn are Welsh and Japanese. Welsh because of Tolkien, Elvish, and Ioan Gruffudd.... Japanese, because..... well....... ANIME! :D
  5. I can almost never be reading only one book at a time. Normally, I have a 'slower read', a 'light book', most likely manga, and then I'm probably rereading something. And then the odd happy medium between a deep, slow read and a super light read. So that makes it four books at a time or something..... 
  6. The first movie I ever saw in theaters was the Dreamwork's animated "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmeron." I love it, even now <3 <3 <3
  7. My family all decided to pass out after church one day, and I was bored...... then they all woke up and lo! I had taught myself how to play the guitar. *palmface*

Well, there's THAT for you....... o_O

I now nominate the awesome, the crazy, and the epic......


MARIAN!!!


AMARANTHINE!!!!


EFC!!!! (if she has time....)


and


MIRIAM!!! 


Oh, boy, I KNEW I shouldn't have had that Peppermint Mocha.... I am hyper! o_O

okee, ttfn for now, folks :)


Monday, December 5, 2011

Becoming...... Dantere?!?


^^ because this is what awesomeness 
in my brain looks like. 

*****************************************************************

I sit on the front porch, enjoying the clear sky, cool wintery air and a plate of taquitos.

I sit.... and eat..... and sit..... thinking.

I think about Dantere's story.

I think about the fly I see sitting on a leaf on the sidewalk.

I don't like flies.

I think about the tip I heard recently about how important it is to get into your character's head.... so that when you write, you write as if you were them.

I realize I don't know what it's like to be Dantere.

So I finish my taquitos, set the plate on my knee...... and close my eyes.

I imagine his face, like I've drawn it a thousand times when I should be doing math.

I imagine the heat he would be feeling in a Caltilandish summer. I picture the sketches I've drawn of Caltiland clothes and imagine myself in them.

I stretch my shoulders out, trying to match Dantere's build. I lift my chin in the same way he does.

Suddenly my hand reaches up to push a lock of hair out of my face that I realize isn't mine. It's his. That big lock of dark brown, curly-ish hair that falls right between his eyes. I can feel it.

Now I'm not copying him. I've completely forgotten about myself, and I'm in Dantere's brain.

It's kinda cool.

I open my eyes.

Suddenly I almost have the vision Dantere has. I think I can see a Senrel, angel-like and amazing, standing in the street. Another hovers over the house across the street.

Now that I'm staring at my street and not the city of Scorian, I'm begin to lose my focus. But not all the way, yet.

Holding on to the image of the Senrels still, I stiffen in apprehension just like I know Dantere does every day. I feel myself begin to wear the expression he does.

Then that fly buzzes around my face, and my only thought is, "Yeargh! Flies."

But just like that, for a brief instant, I've become Dantere.

I almost feel capable of writing about him.

Almost.

But not quite yet.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Obsession concerning various songs....


A few of the songs I'm crazy over right now....


If I get an iTunes giftcard for Christmas this is the first album I'm buying. 
I'm in love. 



This song is epic beyond all reason. 



Especially when seen in this trailer:




And to break the mood.....

Anyone else want to become obsessed to the point of memorization with this song?
(minus the expletive :P)




Alright, that's all for now people. :D See ya latey!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

*palmface*




Don't get me wrong, I love my library site and the ability to request things online, etc. 

But when I put in this: 



Emphasis:


And I get:


I just gotta wonder.....

*headdesk*



No, I did not mean a typo. 

Thanks anyway.....?