Monday, September 26, 2011

Thank You! Giveaway #2


According to the poll, this is what you people wanted most:


This notebook is (in centimeters) 11x15

Detail on pen:





This one is 16 1/2 x 24 (cm)


Inside:


These are seriously cool notebooks.... Seriously, I'm considering keeping them for myself XD

Now, to win this giveaway, all you have to do is....

......comment.

Ok, to be a little clearer: this is a Kill the Thread giveaway. Thus, if you want to win you have to be the last (or second to last) commenter to comment on this post after 24 hours.

Which means, if 24 hours go by and no one has commented, the last two commenters (not necessarily the last two comments) will win these notebooks.

So, there is no button, or any other way to win but comment. Make yourselves at home, start a discussion (or 3 or 4) and comment away!
(Your comments must be meaningful, and not just "Comment!" -_- Know what I mean?)

You guys ready?? On your mark, get set, GO!


NOTE/EDIT: Since there's such a lack of communication (my bad...) you have to be the last/second to last person to comment for 24 hours to win. [Meaning, theoretically this could go on for months :P] This is not restricted to the 24 hours after this contest started. Kapish? ;)

Note: guys, if you are one of the winners you will not get the rainbow/butterfly notebook unless you want it. If there is a girl winner and boy winner, the girl will get the butterfly one. ;)

See y'all later! I become very sick yesterday and am now going to go languish in bed and watch Inception and LOTR, surrounded by a sea of tissue. So pity me :P

398 comments:

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Josiphine said...

What a clever idea. I've never seen this on a giveaway before, :)

Eldra said...

Ugh. Beging sick is no fun. I'm just recovering from coming down with a cold last Wednesday myself. Maybe you got the same one...?

Wayne Thomas Batson did this sort of contest on his blog last year. We kept the thread going for several months before he finally decided to kill it himself.

Lainie said...

People... she is not kidding when she says "sea" of tissue. My poor peanut :(

Jess said...

Random topic: Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year? It's going to be my first year doing it and I'm terrified.

Hannah Joy said...

I don't pity you, I envy you! LOTR rules!:-D But get well soon!

And of course I'm doing NaNoWriMo...But you knew that, sistah, didn't ya? ;-)

Contemplating putting a certain character in my NaNovel ...but does she work for the setting? :-S

Well anyway.

Eldra said...

Sea of tissues... Nasty.

Yep. I'm doing NaNoWriMo for the first time ever. Anyone who's done it before, have any advice on how to win?

Jessica said...

Oh, kill the comment war! Whoo! Totally fun. *laughing* You have all my deepest sympathy and pity as you languish in bed with tissues - I did that for the last two days and now feel much chipper though after 5 hours of sleep and watching 3 kids for several hours I am ready to crash again though I think my movie choice might be something with Knights in it...I am not sure which one though...however on something meaningful....

Butterfly's remind me of hope, hope is the one word I could not live without for without hope I am nothing. Hope in God, He will never leave thee nor forsake thee...yes. Hope hope hope always and forever. Which leads me to something sort of important - at least for me. For several years I've been asking God for a verse for my Birthday and recently they've been on a word theme too, which is really awesome because I love words! 2 years ago it was Hope, then the this past year it was a combination of Love and Grace and this year it's back to hope with the verse found in Roman's 15:13
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Which was really sweet, because my mom and dad gave me a tea set with that verse on it and my brother's card had that verse on it. IT was just sooo sweet and coincidental, God is amazing.

Hope that wasn't too thoroughly long and random for you - if you are anything like me when I have a cold you'll probably give this a glazed glance turn over and get some really good sleep. Praying that you get better!

Jessica said...

Ha :P well...I started typing that last comment when there was only one other comment - then we had dinner, ha! Oh, but I have to jump in on the NaNoWriMo thread!

Jess, (love your name btw! :D) I did NaNoWriMo last year and really loved it. It was a daunting task but really worth it - the challenge the need urge fighting problems head on. It was really worth it. What is your genre and your preferred method of attack? Are you a pantser or outliner?

I am sitting on the fence about doing NaNoWriMo I want to do it but, I already have so much on my plate but...not to do NaNo. It just sounds like such a sad story!

Have a lovely evening all!!!!

Jessica

Helen said...

Haha! I am a little late on the comments, but all I wanted to say was that I am so sorry you are sick. :( I missed you at ballet.

The Director said...

Thank you, you guys. You're so sweet!

And yes, Helen, I missed you all too :'(

And to all those discussing NaNoWriMo, I did it last year and will be doing some posts on it to encourage and inform those doing it this year. I'm not, because that was what pushed me so far back in schoolwork last year -_-

Hannah Joy said...

Cool for all who are doing NaNoWriMo! Does...er...anyone want to be my buddy? :-)

And Jessica--what an amazing comment that was. Reminds me of a time God just made me crack up. I was pondering my faith and the end of the world...trials and testing and if I would be good enough. And I was wondering what good it was waiting on earth. Then I looked up, and above me, in my closet, in our clear bead boxes, a green bead with the word "HOPE" on it. I cracked up. Because God's so unpredictable! :-D

Anyway, thanks for the rockish comment. :-)

Jess said...

Jessica (love your name, too): I've always been a huge rebel against outlines because they force you to do them for school and, to be honest, I can research, write, and edit a research paper in about four hours total and outlines just mess me up. So when it came to my non-school writing, there was no way I was making outlines. And I'm writing this in the past tense because... I figured out that I'm better at writing novels when I know where I'm going. So I'm slowly working out an outline for my NaNovel (good thing I have a month to go). Just goes to show that schoolwork can make you hate something that really is helpful just by forcing you to do it. I always want to tar-and-feather the curriculum writers.

Helen said...

Oh by the way... I watched Star Wars last night to any star wars fans! Do any of you love star wars?

Jess said...

I'm going to risk being lynched and say... I don't like Star Wars. *huddles in corner with arms covering head*

Hannah Joy said...

I'm not sure if I'm gonna do an outline...We'll see when the time comes.

And I don't mind Star Wars...not my favorite movies of all time, but they're not the worst either.

Helen said...

Do any of you guys like LOTR then? I actually have never watched it, but my sister keeps me informed. I also read the book ten times every year. :D

Helen said...

I was going to mention this in my other post but I forgot. :P This is so much fun. I think we should have like a comment marathon and the person who comments the most gets a container full of abby's famous chocolate treats! lol

Anonymous said...

Helen - I definitely enjoy the classic trilogy star wars, not so much the newer three though...and I ADORE LOTR :D

-'Slippers

Hannah Joy said...

Helen-I LOVE LOTR!! The movies are awesome, and the books rock. I just reread them this year. Tolkien is a master author! :-) And I think the movies are a really good rendition of the books. Very good, very good. :-D Even though I still imagine Merry and Sam different when I read the books...Thats a good thing, though.

And stop making me hungry with chocolate treats. MMMMM.

Helen said...

Great guys! I love you! :D :D :D Now I don't feel like I am and odd ball! Who likes The Princess Bride?

Jess said...

If you don't like Lord of the Rings, either you're insane or you haven't read them. ;-) I'm planning on re-reading them soon. And the movies are great, especially the extended versions. Hannah and I drive our mom crazy by constantly asking, "So when can we watch Lord of the Rings again?" :-)

Hannah Joy said...

I like Princess Bride!!! Do you happen to like Horatio Hornblower (the TV series)?

Jess said...

Princess Bride is awesome! At least, the movie is. I've never read the book. Inigo Montoya is my hero.

Helen said...

"Hello my name is enio montio. you killed my father! Prepare to die!"
That is the best part! Who agrees?

Jess said...

Either that or "Stop rhyming, and I mean it!" "Anybody want a peanut?" hehe. Or, of course, "Mawwiage. Mawwiage is whot bwings us togebber, todawy."

Helen said...

hehehe
FYI I do a lot of school on the computer so I just keep it up and comment. :D I don't exactly want to win but it is some fun talking with people like you guys. :D

Hannah Joy said...

And wwwove, twwue wwwove...

Helen said...

*so much

Helen said...

What about the Chronicles of Narnia? I really liked the first two but then it got kinda weird.

Jess said...

I like the first Narnia movie, and the second one is fun to quote, and Will Poulter, the kid who plays Eustace in the third one, is a great actor. But I didn't think that the third one was that good otherwise.

I do school on the computer, too. And now I'm going to eat lunch because I'm starving, but I'll be back. :-)

Jess said...

Or were you talking about the books? I like all of the first six, especially accompanying them with The World According to Narnia by Jonathan Rogers (great book), but when it comes to The Last Battle, I haven't finished it ever. I tried 2-3 times but it's kind of hard to get into.

Helen said...

No I was talking about the movies. :)
How many of you play the violin and for how long? I have played the violin for 7 years and play in a orchestra. (Metropolitan Youth Orchestra) I am currently playing a ballet suite, which is like 8 pages long :P). I don't use suzuki, but if I did I would probably be in the 9th book. (?)

Jess said...

I'm back, Mr. Nickleby!

I don't play violin. Fin Button does, though! Of course she would, being the main character of The Fiddler's Gun and Fiddler's Green. My two favorite books, by the way. :-)

Hannah Joy said...

I play violin! I've played for about three years...and I am on the 4th suzuki book. I love violin. And you are so lucky for being in an orchestra! Too cool!

Helen said...

I used to play the piano, but I got tired of it. Besides I don't really have piano fingers. :D Do any of you guys do Art History? I love it!! It is so much fun. (If you are a person who appreciates art) How many of you can draw?

Hannah Joy said...

I *do* have piano fingers...but they are well-used on the violin. I don't do Art History, though I'd like to!

I can draw...not especially well, but I really like to, so I do! :-)

Jess said...

I have short, stiff fingers that are hardly any good for anything. ;-) I'm taking Art Appreciation next semester. This semester I have Music Appreciation, which is a lot of fun.

Helen said...

Sounds like fun. :) I am running out of topics here. lol Have any of you read the Mysterious Benedict Society?
It is a fabulous series (by Trenton Lee Stewart) about four amazing and talented kids who save the world. It sounds really cheesy, but I could totally see this happening in today's world. They are awesome. :D

Hannah Joy said...

We've read all the MBS books! Actually, I read them aloud to my siblings...complete with Australian accents for the Ten Men. :-)

Jessica said...

Wow, this is so much fun. It has exploded!
Hannah Joy Thanks for sharing that! I loved it! Green is the color of hope. Sooo meaningful, and I'd love to be a NaNoWriMo buddy, not sure if I'll write but I'd love to cheer you on if nothing else. What is your user name so I can track you down? (You can find me at Safirewriter)

Jess I hate outlines too. How can anybody do it for nonfic? *dies* but for fiction I have to have an idea where I am going...or I get lost. Yes, I had a month last time to outline and it wonderful especially since it took that for the guy MC to decide what his name was. o.O He was a real loveable pain - but worth every minute of it.

As to all Star Wars and LOTR comments Call me weird, unusual, cursed...take your pick they give me horrible nightmares - like wake up in a sweat thinking someone is going to come kill you- irrational fear kind of nightmare, and that is only watching tiny bits. Sooo no idea what a whole movie would actually do to me. Sleep with the light on maybe? :P

Narnia is cool at least the two movies I've seen...I've never read the books...so that is all I have to say for now. :)

Have a lovely afternoon all!

Jessica

Hannah Joy said...

Jessica--my username is SirRaynal. I'll request to be your buddy! :-) Glad you liked that. :-)

Ok, I won't stone you. You have a good reason for not liking them. :-)

Hannah Joy said...

Oh poo, you must be on the adult site--I chickened out and did the kids site. Well, if you do sign up for the kids one, tell me!

Helen said...

Jess~your posts are really fun to read! :D And for the LOTR and Star Wars... the first time I watched Revenge of the Sith... I seriously woke up thinking that general grevious was on my bed and I tried to kick him. lol
As for the Chronicles of Narnia, you need to read the books! They are so good. Have you read anything by C. S. Lewis? Such as Out of a Silent Planet or something like that?

Helen said...

Oops! I just realized that there is a Jessica and a Jess. O_o I meant that for Jessica. Not saying that your comments are boring Jess because they aren't. :D AAAAAAHHHH! That didn't mean that other people's comments are boring. They aren't. -_-

Hannah Joy said...

Anybody but The Director and me and Jess excited for Tintin??? :-D

Hannah Joy said...

Oh and I've read the whole Out of the Silent Planet Trilogy--very good stuff. :-)

Jess said...

Hahaha Helen that is hilarious! Hmmm... Randominity question: Anyone taking a foreign language? Which one? I'm done with my foreign language credits but I did two years of German... I love the language. And I love the food. Hehe.

Hannah Joy said...

German food rocks. Schnitzel = MMM

Jess said...

Good news, Director Abby. If both Hannah and I win, then you have only one address to send the notebooks to. ;-)

Hannah Joy said...

Oh, oh! Call me geeky, but we just started the Xbox LOTR: Conquest Game. It's...really hard. :-P But it's fun! I'm not even that much of a video game person--LOTR games and Nancy Drew games are for me.

Hannah Joy said...

Ohhhh and one more thing--if we win these, do we not get a chance at winning the other prizes?

Jess said...

Where is everyone else? :-( I am lonely. Hannah is boring to talk to. Mostly because everything she says I already know. ;-D

Jess said...

... silence ...

Hannah Joy said...

Have both Helen and Jessica deserted us? :-(

Hannah Joy said...

And...if my time's not messed up, that marks the end of the giveaway. Am I right?

Jess said...

Hmmm. None of my comments are meaningful. I am so epicly meaningless it's not even funny. A haiku:

I am meaningless
I say nothing worth your while
Sad it is but true

Helen said...

I think Tintin will be an awesome movie! Especially since it is being directed by Peter Jackson. ;) I take Latin for whoever asked that question. :D :D :D Do any of you know how The Hobbit is coming along? I rely on Abby to tell me, but with so many give aways she doesn't have time for that. lol Who likes the way she changed it to a pale blue? I do!!! :D :D :D I am working in Literature and History. :P

Helen said...

Oh I am in Beaverton, OR. ;)

Helen said...

CALLING ABBY IN THE LAND OF TISSUES AND BAD COLDS!!! HI...ABBY...WHEN IS THIS THING OVER?




(I don't really know what your meaning is for the 24 hr thing :P)

Anonymous said...

Helen- I'm not sure, but I think the twenty four hour thing works something like this: people comment forever and ever, and the thing keeps going until there are absolutely no comments for a twenty four hour period, even if that doesn't happen for a month. THEN the thread is dead and the last two people that commented are awarded their prizes... I think :P

-'Slippers

Helen said...

That's what I thought though I wasn't quite sure. thanks :D JTSD?

Anonymous said...

Helen- You're welcome :)
In answer to your question, yes, I go to JTSD -In fact, you know me... :P

-'Slippers (Joryn)

Helen said...

I thought so... S F?

Anonymous said...

Erm, not sure what you mean by "S F?" ?

-'Slippers

Helen said...

Sarah???

Anonymous said...

Oh, haha, nooo.... I'm Joryn...I guess I maybe know you more than you know me, cause I'm in adv. 1. but I kinda feel like I "know" some of your class, especially from nutcracker since I've been a party girl the last two years...

Helen said...

Oh of course! You probably wouldn't know what S F means then. lol I think Sarah Fankhauser follows the blog too so that threw me off. :D

The Director said...

You guys are awesome :)

@Jess
Your comment where you said, "I'm back, Mr. Nickleby!" MADE. MY. DAY. :D

@Everyone talking about NaNo and outlining-
I outline too much, so I scrapped pretty much all outlining FOR NaNo, but as far as general writing, for me, whether I outline or just fly by the seat of my pants depends on the story, actually.... I'll do a post on that soon, too...

And yes, for all those still wondering how this works, Slippers got it right ;)

And if you guys are fumbling for a topic, how about we play a game?? I (or someone else) will throw out a made-up title for a story, and everyone else has to make a story based on the title :P

Like this: somebody, come up with a story that has the title, "I Swallowed The Force Field."

XD

Mary Lou said...

So how are you feeling missie!?! Are you feeling any better? My sweet girlie is a little under the weather as well. Ziacam (or however you spell it) seemed to work to stop it in its tracks. Have you tried any?

The Director said...

Mary Lou, thank you for asking! Sleeping all day yesterday seemed to help a lot, and I have been taking all my medicines and vitamins ;) [But not Ziacam, I've actually never heard of it!] This is the time for my annual sinus infection so I've been irrigating my nose three times a day :P

The Director said...

Also, give your baby a get-well hug from me! Poor girlie :|

Mary Lou said...

At the first "sign" of a scratchy throat or the stuffiness or whatever you get, you start popping these every two hours. You can also use Zinc tablets. The Ziacam (or however it is spelled) can be spendy but I cannot believe how much better she is feeling as compared to a little over 24 hours ago.

Anonymous said...

Helen- gotcha ;)

Director- sounds like fun :) and I take it that since you've commented again that you're currently still alive? Cause that's fantastical :P

-'Slippers

Mary Lou said...

By the way I don't comment often but read all the time. You dangled that lovely butterfly notebook out there as a prize. Incentive enough to get me to comment. ;)

The Director said...

@Mary Lou
Heehee ;)

@Slippers
Yes, I'm very much alive, and emailed you back too ;)

Mary Lou said...

When exactly did the "contest" begin anyway? I know it was yesterday but time? ;)

Anonymous said...

Director- YAY!! *throws confetti for alive Director*
I emailed you back too :P

-'Slippers

The Director said...

It started at 3:49 PM, when the post was published.

Hannah Joy said...

OHHH, ok, now I get the whole thing. *smacks forehead*

Too fun...

Tintin RULES. I don't know how many times I've said that, but, unfortunately, it's true! Tintin is my hero! :-D

Star-Dreamer said...

Ooo fun! Another Kill that thread contest! I love these. And I really like the looks of that butterfly journal as well.

But besides that, I really hope you get better, director. GET BETTER! *hugs* <3 ^_^

Jessica said...

Sorry I abandoned you all for the afternoon - I have a ton of sewing to do *headdesk* and it's not getting done so now that I've been away from internet for 9 hours I'd see what was up.

Hannah Joy THANK YOU FOR NOT STONING ME!!!!!! I REALLY APPRECIATE IT A LOT!!!!!! Oh cool user name! Ha, I'll have to check out the kids site it might be easier and what I am looking for. I chose the adult one because of the prizes!!!!! :D sooo much fun!

Helen So, glad you enjoyed my comments and yeah...I was totally freaked out that someone was going to come in and shoot me - I can't imagine what it must have been like to think he was on your bed *screams and hides under covers* I've never read C.S. Lewis - there was no fantasy in my childhood though I am starting to branch out a little on my own and then I started writing a fantasy - shared it with a friend who forbade me to read Chronicles of Narnia until I had finished writing my books...so I watched the movies instead. I guess I can see where she saw the similarities...Huge White Tiger - Big (amazing) Lion, Rescued from another world - Various transports into another world...yeah there are a few similarities though I am having a dreadful time figuring out how time works between the two countries....I know 30 years has passed in one but how much in the other? I am torn between 100's and almost none. Fantasy....SOOOO Fun and soooooo confusing.

Wowsers I can gab...okay I'll be quiet for now!

Jessica

Helen said...

ooooooookay... what did I miss out on? (Jessica, I don't know how you are able to think of so much stuff to type! That is amazing!) Ever heard of dancing with scarfs? It is really fun. :D That was sooo random!

Jessica said...

Helen I think it's called being a writer, however dancing with scarves on my list of things I would like to try in my life time. I put it in a story once after watching some random things on youtube and totally loved the way they did but as to dancing in general I have two left feet as far as talent go...
And random is the best!!!!

Jessica

The Director said...

Speaking of dancing with scarves.... Helen, Charlotte showed me the new free movement exercise you guys learned today. I so can't wait to do it tomorrow! :)

Riah said...

Aww dang, I guess it's too late to comment now.. Oh well. I've been reading over all the conversations. They are hilarious. I wish more commenting was like this? Don't y'all agree?

Helen said...

Jessica you are totally right! :D I am pretty good at writing, but I lack the motivation. :P
@Abby, we were supposed to be picturing a pool with our scarf and then we all of a sudden pick up all the water and dance with it. Totally wrong. *shakes head sadly*
Reading about Henry VIII's six wives. So depressing!!!

Anonymous said...

Helen- just read what dance you guys are learning right now with scarves...I loved that dance :D I kinda just felt a need to share that...but you have a good point, the idea of picking up the pool of water and dancing with it is really weird/wrong :P

-'Slippers

The Director said...

Helen and Slippers-
It's not wrong if we are SLYPHS!!!! Dead unmarried girls can do ANYTHING! :P

@Riah
It's not too late! What are you talking about??

Anonymous said...

Abby- *laughs* YES!! :D
I miss grade seven....sooooo fun....

-'Slippers

The Director said...

Heh, Jory the girls in my class have all been cracking up about the whole "dead" thing. Whenever we do that porte de bras (did I spell that right?!?!) I always tell everyone, "Think dead." SO funny!

Anonymous said...

Too funny :D I really, realy miss grade 7 now...no more being an awesome dead unmarried girl who can look graceful somehow :P

-'Slippers

Hannah Joy said...

Hahaha, you guys all crack me up. :-D

Jessica: You're very welcome. ;-) And I'm glad you like my username...especially since it's a character in one of my books! :-)As for the kids one, it's nice because you get to choose your word count. So I can start a little lower, and then as the years progress (assuming I continue to do it) I can work up to doing the 50,000 word count adults one. I mean, seriously, I've only finished one book in my entire life--and that needs some serious rewriting. Not to mention it is only around 30,000 words...and it took me over a year. :-P Anyway, if you sign up for the kids one, I'd love to be your buddy! :-D

Jess said...

Good morning, people. *yawn*

@TheDirector (going waaay back to speaking of Mr. Nickleby): I thought you might like that. ;-)

Does anyone in this neck of the (internet) woods like hiking?

Jessica said...

Morning Hannah Joy, Yeah, totally first novels are always an experience you should see my first novel....on second thought you shouldn't. It only took me 5 years to go back and decide it needs to be torn apart completely and rewritten from the ground up - dropping 3 characters for the good of the story. Yeah, difficult - but worth it. Keep it up! What do you like to write about? And what is your ambitious word count?


Morning Jess, How are you? Yes, hiking is lovely. I just don't like really looooong ones. My favorite one to hike is one where you can hike up the actual river. My family and I have done it several times, from rock to rock an up the riverbed or rather I did rock to rock since I had hiking boots on and they had sandals so they walked in the water. Surprisingly I walked faster zigzagging from stone to stone across the riverbed than walking straight up it, but it was really fun toward the end we came to cliffs with just a bit of an edge and I had to skirt these in a climbing like style clinging to slippery green moss and thanking God we didn't live in a poisons climate - oh yeah and I did it all in a dress. :D Those are the things I stow in the back of my brain for stories...and I think I might have just the one.

TTYL!!!!

Jessica - who still has tons of sewing to do after yesterday. :P

Hannah Joy said...

Jessica--Good morning! Except that I got a smelly grade on a science quiz, I'm quite pleased this wonderful day! I like to write about...well, everything! :-) It depends on my mood. I write fantasy, realistic fiction, etc. What about you? My...er, "ambitious" word count is probably going to be somewhere around 20,000-30,000 words.

And I like hiking too. I love hiking. The mountains, well, should be my life. I wish I could hike EVERY DAY! :-D

Helen said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!
Back to another day of comments. lol
Who woke up today and the first thing they thought about was commenting. That's what I did. :D

Helen said...

Hey Abby! I saw that you watched Soul Surfer. :D I love that movie. Who's watched it?

Hannah Joy said...

Helen--I am waiting for it from the library. I'm number 200 something. Yeesh

Helen said...

Oh I just watched it with my friend who bought the movie. It is so cool though I was wondering if it was going to be like Jaws.lol

Hannah Joy said...

Haha, never seen Jaws either, but it sounds...um, creepy.

Jess said...

Helen, I woke up thinking about my dream, in which my leg got blasted off by Voldemort and Colin Firth carried me off the battlefield. :-D

Helen said...

Jess, you are funny! :D I want to watch Inception... Even though people say it is pretty intense.

The Director said...

Helen- my whole family watched it. We loved it ;) Post soon, school first -_-

Jess said...

Haha Helen, I didn't even tell you the best part. Colin Firth had inherited a house from his grandma and he was worried that since I lost my leg I wouldn't be able to climb into the attic and see all of the old pots and pans.

Hannah Joy said...

Hahahahaha, Jess. That sounds just like a dream :-D

Helen said...

@Abby... great!!
Jess you are so so funny. lol do you dream stuff like that every night?

Jess said...

Well, my most frequent dream-subject is Jars of Clay (my favorite band!!), but yeah, I have quite a few that are really, really random like that. :-) Ever dream about your own book characters? I've been doing that a lot lately, too.

Hannah Joy said...

I think the weirdest dream I've ever had included a couple of my book characters on a cruise ship. They had to sleep on top of all the food. People were being kidnapped and, funnily, there was always a loom involved. Then my characters got kidnapped and guess who was their captor--Gollum! Yeah, it was weird.

Anonymous said...

I would join the chorus of good mornings, except that it is now afternoon :P
I'm loving the randomness of the conversations going on today... :)

Random dreams = awesomeness
too bad I can barely ever remember mine...

-'Slippers

Helen said...

I hardly ever dream unless I have done something really epic that day. I remember that one night I dreamed about somebody taking my recycling bag (just a trader joe's paper bag) and I called the police and was chasing her all over the world. It was really wierd. :P (that was after picking up my recycling bag which had fallen on the floor lol)

Abby said...

I'm guessing no one will stop commenting....

The Director said...

It'll end eventually....

Speaking of dreams, though, I've had a dream with each of the LOTR cast in them...... I mean, one, Elijah Wood and Sean Astin were at my house; in another we went and visited Orlando Bloom in his apartment, and in this other one Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan came over for dinner, etc..... yeah...... o_O

Anonymous said...

I decided to get in on this not because I want to win(although the notebooks look awesome) but because you all seem like awesome people. :D I was reading all the comments. I love the whole dead sylphs thing and dancing with water. It made me laugh. :)
-Balletgirl

Leah said...

Hey! It's almost midnight!

Helen said...

@Anonymous: JTSD?

Anonymous said...

-Helen
How did you know 'Slippers' was from JTSD? And yes, you are quite right. Can you guess who I am? You know me. :)
-Balletgirl

Jessica said...

yup...it's almost midnight. It's been a loooooong day...I am tired and I bet so are most if not all of you. If you're good you're already in bed if your *ahem* Never mind lets not go there. Yes. I am being entirely random but I felt like saying something.

Dreams are awesome! I love mine. (most of the time) I usually remember my dreams...I think the weirdest one I had recently was I was being passed by speeding turtles. Something is just wrong about a turtle passing you. Is that even physically possible?

The Director said...

@balletgirl
(are you my bacteria buddy?)
About Helen knowing about Slippers- she'd say that to anyone who breathed the word BALLET :P

Helen- don't scare anybody away by assaulting them with JTSD the second they poke their heads in! *giggles*

Just kidding. Carry on, girls ;)

The Director said...

@Jessica
Unless the turtle has a jet pack strapped on him then yes, it is very wrong XD XD XD

Jess said...

Helen, are you saying that picking up a recycling bag off of the floor is really epic?

And Jessica, if you are being passed by turtles, it's just a sign that you are walking slowly and enjoying life. Happens to me all the time. ;-D

Hannah Joy said...

Huh. You guys crack me up. Last night I had a dream that was a mix between real life and The Eagle. Like...er...my town was this battle encampment. My uncle was an archer, but he got wounded so he had to sit on a stage. Then my dad came and said, "You need to help me cook." So my uncle, me, and my little brother followed my dad to the pantry. Then we were gonna walk through the town, but it was all deserted except the ice-cream shop, which was for some reason open. It was weird...

Jess said...

Oh, last night I had another dream about Harry Potter. And I'm not even reading it currently! It was actually a mix between Harry Potter, the TV show Top Gear, and miniature golf. And my little brother broke his arm. (In the dream.)

Helen said...

@Anonymous: Oh great not again. :P Sarah?

Helen said...

Actually... the bag was really full and papers were all over the place. But no I don't think it's epic. lol Abby, I like terrorizing people, even if I don't know them. :D

Abby said...

Just commenting cause i'm bored. hi!

The Director said...

Yo! Just remember, commenting makes to eligible to win ;)

Hannah Joy said...

Huh. Just reminiscing on 2004. What's up with you guys?

The Director said...

YOU, not to.... oops....

Waasup Hannah?? I'm still a wee bit sick, and tired of doing school and want to go watch some anime :P

What were you reminiscing about from 2004?? (OO)

Helen said...

Abby handed the cold down to me. :( Now I am stuck in bed watching star wars and chronicles of narnia. :)(Thanks Abby)

The Director said...

Oh my gosh are you serious?? I'm so sorry! *cries*

However, you ought to be grateful for a good excuse to sit around and watch movies ;)

Hannah Joy said...

I was reminiscing the time the Red Sox broke the Curse. That was so awesome. :-)

So sorry, Helen. Get well soon! (And don't get too bored)

Yay!!! My mom got me an A-string!! (mine broke and I didn't have a backup) So now I can play violin again! Hallelujah!!

The Director said...

A-string be a very good thing to have :D

I'm such a mess today XD I don't wanna do anything XD

Anonymous said...

Haha, Director, meeee too....(about the not wanting to actually do anything) :P

-'Slippers

The Director said...

Heh :P

BUT, I have to rigorously practice my violin, work out some math with my mom (WHICH WILL NOT BE FUN- math that is, not my mom :P) and do other un-fun things...... I don't wanna do nothing, people.... ohmaniamsuchamess........ *headdesk*

Helen said...

achoo! *collapses on bed*
Thanks a lot Abby. Now I got to watch movies all day !!!(which never ever happens lol)

The Director said...

*double take*

Wait, the only way you could have gotten it from me was from my BLOG. (OO)

I freaked out because I thought I passed it to you at ballet, but you weren't ever THERE yesterday...... *suspicious look*

Jessica said...

@ The Director, nooo jet packs....just walking past. o.O

@ Jess, ah! Thank you for that explanation! I feel much better about that!!!!

@ Hannah Joy (because I forgot to answer earlier). What do I write? Well I "file" it under Christian Speculative Fiction. I was a Fictional History lover for a long time (still am just haven't read a lot of that recently). But trying to be Historically accurate I found rather difficult so I've made up my own countries based roughly around historical dates and made up my own stories instead of toying with history.

I've written one western - though it doesn't have any of your typical western stuff in it so maybe it's not. *shrug* No Indians, cattle drives, yeah my own version of the old west. :P Maybe it's a speculative western?

Then I am toying with a fantasy but the time line is giving me pain.

TTYL!!!!

Jessica

Jess said...

My fingers are cold.

I know you were just dying to have that information. Admit it.

Anyway, I'm in a good mood today because I started off with twenty minutes of Fiddler's Green (by A. S. Peterson for those in ignorance). Second time reading it, and it never fails to fill my chest up with hope and wonder. :-)

Hannah Joy said...

I woke up this morning, groaned, and tried to go back to sleep except I couldn't because I felt so bad about not waking up at 6:30 like I usually do. :-P

And now my feet are cold. But the sky is a nice blue.

@Jessica: Cool! I am interested in Historical Fiction...I love to research, so I think it'd be fun. But I have so many book ideas that...well, aren't historically correct, so....

Anyway. I've been working on my NaNoWriMo characters and...I...LOVE...one of them! :-) And that's really good because, well, I'm doing something NEW with NaNoWriMo--writing it in a modern setting! (Not sure if it will be the real world or just a parallel world yet).

Helen said...

Abby, your sister, who is immune to everything ;), passed it on to me.

The Director said...

Heh. Well, SHE'S sick now so you two are twins (OO)

Helen said...

:( That is to bad... I just watched Secretariat. It's pretty good. (I don't think I spelled that right. :P)

Hannah Joy said...

We watched Rango yesterday. It was pretty good. :-)

Star-Dreamer said...

So... writing.... Just found out that I am extremely redundant. Wow... never saw that coming! lol! :D

Jess said...

Oh yeah, Star-Dreamer, I can totally sympathize. I go into three-day periods of depression after I read my writing and realize, YET AGAIN, that it is... not as good as I thought it was. Actually something I've been working on (somebody, please give me three easy steps to letting go of my perfectionism).

Hannah Joy said...

I can sympathize with you too. I, too am a star dreamer. ;-)

The Director said...

@Jess
Three easy steps to let go of perfectionism? = NaNo.Wri.Mo. (OO)

I kid you not......

Hannah Joy said...

By the way, when does the other contest end--the one with the Bronze Bow in it?

Jess said...

In the words of Pippin, "Well that's good, then!"

Hopefully it works. I will probably still cry when I get 99/100 on a test, though. ;-D Okay, just kidding, I'm not *quite* that bad.

Abby said...

Courageous came out today. Eeep!

Helen said...

Watched the old tv show: I love lucy. :D

Millardthemk said...

Goodness, I'm commenting too :) Sharp looking notepads!

The Director said...

*waves to everyone*

I finally got my first blood wound from pointe shoes.... but it was because I lost one of my ouch-pouches and thus, the tops of my toes weren't protected in the shoe. But hey, battle wound.......not......

Yo Mil! How was the writerly workshop with the legendary Sir Davis??? (OO)

@Hannah Joy
October 5th I think.... I put the date in the post ;)

The Director said...

@Jess
Haha ;) But really, it just cures perfectionism in writing......... o_O

'Kay, gotta go Write or Die :D :D :D

Helen said...

Abby, welcome to pointe shoe injuries. :D (Everybody was bleeding during the intensive :P) Would you like to go on a strike with us to destroy pointe shoes? :D If somebody actually destroyed my pointe shoes, I would scream!!!

The Director said...

Hey, it was because I lost my Ouch Pouch! :P

Anyway, yeah, I know...... but no way am I going on strike! How would I be tall then??!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Abby- Pointe...*sigh*
I don't get too many blisters anymore, but pointe still is painful/not the most fun thing usually, and I can't imagine doing point without the ouch pouch things! (or, in my case, lambswool toe pad thingy's :P) I'm impressed that you stuck it out long enough to get fearsome wounds! ;)

I would agree that it's nice to be tall on pointe, but, with my tall buddies in class, I am doomed to never feel anything remotely related to tall... oh well...

-'Slippers

The Director said...

Jory did you see the day that Elyssa was on pointe and I was on pointe standing next to each other? Oh man, that was a painful day........ *laughs - I mean dies....*

Anonymous said...

For some reason I don't remember that...but the image is funny anyways *grin*
At least you don't have to stand next to her on pointe every week...it's rather bad for self esteem :P

-'Slippers

The Director said...

Heh, true. (OO) (We learned the 3rd Allegro for Int. Foundation 2 today- it was EPIC. We were learning those kick thingys (like, jette passe devont/jette passe derierre or something....) and we were doing them from the corner in pairs and everyone was getting the timing wrong but Sam and I, so Miss J had us do it for the class and we were all, "High five moment!" It was awesome :P Oh, the little joys in life....

PS sorry to all those who must be feeling very left out/confused right now..... to change the subject, who's writing right now? I made a New Fall Resolution XD And I am going to write 12500 words a month- starting in August/September every year, basically turning out one book a year. Just 'cause I want to :P (I would stop the 12500-word process about May... then during the summer I have a 3-month long screenplay process XD XD XD)

Anyway, so I've made it my bare minimum goal to write 500 words a day, between 8 and 9pm, so now I have a set writing time, AND I pulled out 650+ words my first day of it! I'm happy..... considering I was so rusty.... O_o

What about the rest of you??? (OO)

Anonymous said...

For some reason (I will claim the excuse of sickness) I can't seem to think which particular kick things/jette things you're talking about...but, I CAN visualize an awesome happy high-five moment. Lucky :P I don't seem to get those in ballet much...*sigh*

In response to your writing - YOU GO GIRL! I'm impressed. And I feel guilty now, cause me and writing have been an epic fail lately...though I DID write a whole sentence today! :P

-'Slippers

Hannah Joy said...

Grahh, I havem
t been writing much--school, dreadful school. But I am going to today! :-) I usually try for 300 words per day (I know it's piddly) but once I start, it's hard to stop! :-)

Jess said...

Well, I wrote 340 words this morning... I woke up, was reading, and then I randomly said to myself (I said, Jolyon, I said to myself, because that's my name, you know, Jolyon Wagg... I said, Jolyon, old boy... haha, anyway...) "I really feel like writing. I'm going to go write." Which was weird because 1) I don't write in the mornings and 2) I hadn't written anything in my book worth speaking of since... the middle of August (that was because of perfectionist writer's block--the reason I'm looking forward to NaNoWriMo). And what was even weirder was that I was pleased with what I wrote (oh joy).

Anyway. I gotta go.

Abby said...

Today I slept in till 11:00....

Abby said...

Then we went to Pike, Walmart, and Home Depot. Wheeeee.

Abby said...

That was sarcasm, by the way.

Leah said...

I'm going to eat a hot dog.

Do you like hot dogs or burgers better?

Burgers are the best! Sorry cows.

The Director said...

Working on (overdue) English assignment right now... -_-

Helen said...

Hey guys. :D What did you do today? Me... went to orchestra, then felt sick, then went home, then watched movie in bed (I can't believe that my parents are letting me do this!), now I will go eat dinner, and go to bed. Sound good?

Helen said...

Hey abby... i was reading your comment about the jette stuff and everything. You know why everybody didn't get the timing right? Because the best musician wasn't there to pound everybody back to sense! :P The only reason you and sam got it right is because you play the violin. *claps* (I just wanted you to know that I am making this all up.)

The Director said...

You're so funny Helen :D

Helen said...

Thank you Abby. :D

Hannah Joy said...

Wow. Lotsa comments!

@Leah: Burgers. By far. Even though I like hot dogs. :-)

Huh. Yesterday we watched an episode of Top Gear. And figured out that Christopher Lee (Saruman, Count Dooku (sp?), Willy Wonka's dad...if you don't know him you are strange) is 89 years old! Isn't that crazy? O_o He was born in 1922. Sheesh! And...well, Friday night we watched Sense and Senseability not for the first time (the one with Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, and that French guy from Hornblower: Loyalty as Willoughby (Though he's not French in S & S)....I'm not even sure if there is another version) I love Col. Brandon!!! :-)

Um..I just rambled. :-)

Jess said...

Yes, Hannah, you rambled. And your use of parentheses is completely unacceptable. If you NEED to have parentheses inside of parentheses, make the outer set brackets [like this, you see (I am giving you a hard time but you could still use the advice)]. >:-P ;-)

For those who want to know, I choose burgers, as long as they don't taste like meatloaf. Although German hot dogs (the ones that crunch) are the bomb.

Hannah Joy said...

Oh poo to your grammar. :-)

Jessica said...

@ Hannah Joy, oh yes, period dramas are marvelous, I adore them and there are more versions of S&S available. The "new" (it's a few years old now) one is done by BBC starring Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, Dan Stevens...I really like that one other than the fact that there is a fast-forward scene in the first minute or so of the movie. :P HONESTLY!!!!!!! JANE AUSTEN DOESN'T NEED A FAST-FORWARD SCENE!!!! Okay...I am done screaming now but I totally was watching Jane Austen movies yesterday while I was sewing my colonial costume - wrong time period I know but... *shrug* the only thing I have from Colonial time period is The Patriot and well...*giggling* lets just say it's not terribly accurate. But my favorite Jane Austen movie ever isPersuasion. (the one with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones)all of the other Persuasion versions - in my personal opinion are lame! I've watched 2 other ones and o.O well you just can't compare it.

Have you watched P&P? Which versions and what are your opinions of them? I like both versions though the long one is my favorite - though the 2005 one was when I finally saw something in Mr. Darcy - I've never been a Darcy "fan girl" and never shall be - I don't think, it's not the plan at least. I like Mr. Knightly and Capt. Wentworth - her one W character that has a good reputation. Willoughby and Wickham being bad guys and soldiers not a sailor. (Jane Austen's brother was in the Navy - I think we can find a prejudice there...and maybe a bit of pride? Apparently she was never fond of red coats...)

Col. Brandon is a great guy and I love him in both versions. (That wasn't a random thought at all was it?)

Hmmm I think we might have found a subject I am passionate about just maybe?

@ Leah Hamburgers! Hot dogs just aren't the thing.

@ Jess, I think I might have killed grammar in this comment - forgive me, I beg you!

Have any of you taken the Jane Austen character personality quiz?

http://www.strangegirl.com/emma/quiz.php

Who are you? I'd love to hear that.

Jessica a.k.a. Elinor Dashwood...sort of....

Abby said...

I love Jane Austen's books! Or rather, her books that have been made into movies. We just recently finished... I think it was Sense and Sensibility. ♥ Love it!

Hannah Joy said...

We watched Pride and Prejudice....the one with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy (Oh my gosh. That = handsome). I really liked it. But that, S&S and Emma (The 1996 one with Mark Strong) are the only Austen movies we've seen.

I came out as Elizabeth Bennett...though I don't know if that's the perfect fit. :-) Ah well.

Aqua said...

Ello. Hi. Ya know all that. I'm Aqua, (Not really but lets go with that shall we?),a aspiring actor and a sick person too Abby! :0

The Director said...

Hello there Aqua! Do we know you by another name as well or is this your first time on the blog?

Also, hope you get better soon! :]

Helen said...

I have been out of it for awhile. :D Ummmm...I don't know what to talk about. *covers head with hands* Oh! I finally get to see the Director tomorrow though! (right?)

Hannah Joy said...

Good morning folks! What's up? I'm...tired. But not too badly rested. I had a dream I was flying on this big, black bird named Eclipse because I was trying to escape this army of field mice and Dumbeldore. Weird...

Abby said...

181 comments... that's a lot...

Helen said...

Yes Abby, 181 comments are a lot!

Hannah Joy said...

Let's get up to 200!

Helen said...

Hey guys! New Hobbit video!!!!
http://www.thehobbitblog.com/?p=3133
enjoy :D

Hannah Joy said...

Darn. I can't see it. Oh well, I'm excited anyway. :-)

Helen said...

That's weird...I tested the link and it worked for me. :/

Jessica said...

189 - and cOuNtInG....right? How was everybody's day?

I am nice and tired. I stayed up until 3 reading and went to work at 8 :P bad idea....very very bad idea.

But I am doing much better now...

Jessica

Hannah Joy said...

@Helen--it's probably just my computer...it blocks online videos. :-P In the words of Ace Ventura: "I bet it was something nice though!"

@Jessica: Not a good idea at all. *Shakes finger warningly*

Anyway, what's everyone up to this fine morning? Other than school...

Jess said...

Hannah: school. ;-P Taking a day off for little bro's birthday when several big assignments are due = not a good idea.

What I WISH I was doing... sleeping. Haha.

Jessica said...

@ Hannah Joy. Yes, I probably deserved that scolding, but I am still sewing...these dresses are killing me - almost. Not really, I think I just like being dramatic.

Hannah Joy said...

I wish I could sew well...:-P

Abby said...

I definitely understand what Abby meant by 'a sea of tissue'. I'm surrounded by one myself!

Helen said...

Look what you are doing Abby! You are spreading the cold to everybody through your blog. How could you! So far: me, your sister, Abby, and who knows who else got it. lol :D

Hannah Joy said...

Oh...get well soon everybody. I'm enjoying good health...for now.

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I'm so sorry... the last three comments were totally messed up... ugh. :p I wanted to ask, how many pages are the notebooks?

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