Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dear New Blogger...

I pretty much hate  you. But I'll try and get used to it.

Oh, and the giveaway closes May 5. Sorry I forgot to mention it before :/

Friday, April 20, 2012

And it's here! Abby's Anti-Angsting Blog Giveaway :P

Y'all ready to get some books?

Check it out!

Okay, so let's get this started with the prizes. (And if you know any Star Wars bloggie friends, alert them now!)

First Up:

Paperback (and used...) copy of Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques


Brand new paperback of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

(the following books I have not read)

Paperback Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force buy Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta


Star Wars: The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster. Hardcover.


Star Wars: The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes. Hardcover. 

and Lastly:

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide by Michael A. Stackpole. Hardcover.
I started reading this, and it's not bad ;)

Now for the rules:

The way to win these are in the comments. But it's a little different this time. 

Here is the FIRST MANDATORY comment you must submit: 

Comment with the names of the books you wish to
 be entered for. If you want to be submitted for all of them, just say so, you don't have to go by title. This comment gives you one entry point per book you want. 

The SECOND MANDATORY comment is this:

Answer the question, 'What is the book you've most re-read, and why?'

This gets you two entry points per book you want.

The following are not mandatory, but will earn you points. You MUST comment separately for each entry or it will not be counted. 

~follow me (+1)
~link to this post on facebook/twitter (+3 for each)
~blog about this giveaway (+3)
+add one point for every extra post you mention this giveaway in
~comment and rate the song I wrote on YouTube (+2)
~put the button featured below in your sidebar (+4)

Book Giveaway

Well, I think that's it! Good luck everyone! :)

Oh yeah: update.

Giveaway closes May 5th

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

So... I Wrote A Song...

I'm sure you all know where this stemmed from. You've read my angsty posts :-)

Anyway, things just came to a head (or a serious low, rather...) the other night. But the Lord was able to speak truth to my heart, and this song came out.

Hope it blesses and/or encourages you! Please look past the poor recording quality/guitar playing.... -_-

By the way you guys.... I LOVE YOU. I got twenty-one lovely, encouraging, sweet sweet sweet comments on my last post that made me laugh, cry (in a good way!), smile, and just feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I hope one day I can be such a blessing to each and every one of you.

Anyway, thank you so much for being so amazing. You all are Godsends <3

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

a jumble of thoughts, if you'd care to hear them

Hey y'all.

Not much goin' on here.

Just tryin' to do my schoolwork, and recover from getting platelet injections last Thursday.

In case you have no idea what I just said, I got my blood drawn and shot into the ligament in my ankle to repair it.

It really hurt.

But hey, experience points ;-)

For some reason I've really liked listening to pop music lately.... hm. I think it's pop anyway. Maybe pop/rock.

Did anyone else watch American Idol tonight? I really love Skylar Laine. She sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" and killed it. Her voice is gorgeous. And her dress was gorgeous.

She's like, the coolest girl in the world. I think it would be awesome to be her.

I'm writing a pirate story with the help of a very good friend. It's really fun.

I wish I was a pretty ballet dancer. But I'm just a ballet dancer. Whatever.

Is this what they call angst?

For our voice recital for spring, I think I'm gonna sing "How to Save a Life" and dedicate it to Sierra.

I'm so gonna cry if I do it.

^ this says book idea all over it.
or movie idea.

Being injured and basically an invalid for a week has improved my disposition, I think. I'm way less grumpy these days.

Suffering just does that to you.

I really like this guy's motorcycle.

I also like this guy a lot. His name is Cloud. Incidentally, he's not actually real.

I amaze myself. I seriously fall in love with fictional characters. It's almost frustrating.

Is this whole thing too girly for my guy readers? Sorry.

I wish I was somewhere else a lot of the time. Okay, not really. But when I wanna go somewhere else, I really wanna go somewhere else. Someplace pretty.

I've been super emotional lately. I've cried for no reason twice in as many days.

Yup, I think I'm angsting.

Apparently that's not a word. I don't care.

For some reason, seeing pictures of planets, or galaxies or nebulas... anything off my own planet... makes me really emotional.

I think I would want to be an astronaut if I didn't have to wear all that stupid equipment.

Which leads me to my life wish... to live in a sci-fi novel.

Probably an Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel.  Maybe I could go tag along with Ender and Valentine across the universe. That would be cool.

Life is changing around my place. I'm gonna get my permit one of these days. I'm thinking about what I want to do with my life. Another person is coming to live with us. Granted, he'll be staying at my grandparent's house, which is next door... but our family has been bumped up to 9, not counting the pet.
It's gonna be a new chapter of life.

I don't handle change too well. This new season of life will be a blast, I know.

But things change. I angst. I have to grow up. I angst. I wonder about the future. I angst.

I'll get over it, I promise. Just lemme finish crying first.

Girls just do that.

You know, cry.

I really feel bad that this wasn't really edifying or encouraging... except (maybe) for the pretty pictures.

I guess I just needed to let things out somewhere. I'll be fine.

anyone else's heart ache a little?

If you're still reading, you're wonderful.

Just drop a comment and let me know how your life is going, huh? I wanna hear how the rest of you are doing.

You all are the best followers ever <3

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Finished Product & Winner of March's Script-a-Month!

I failed. I'm two days late.

Sorry, sorry :(

Anyway, first I shall present to you the short (which, I apologize to say, was not taken from any of your very, very wonderful story ideas. In the future I hope to write every single one of those. But this one is.... *cough* not one of them.).

In fact, it takes place in Germany in WWII.

Now I'm sure I've thrown y'all for a loop :P

Anyway, here goes:

Oh, by the way it's meant to be a silent film, which is why there is no dialog, and only a few sound effects noted.

And SUPER means "superimpose." Like when you put a title or location over the picture.

Okay, I'll stop talking now...

Now that you've read that and have either gotten emotional or very bored, let me announce the winner of the giveaway :P

Let's see..... 5 of you submitted ideas.... *runs over to*


And, wow, it's Chris yet again! 

Alright, Chris, you get to choose one of the following prizes:

A copy of "In The Shadow of His Hand" and "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas."
Both are paperback, easy reading, and in the WWII period (since we're on the subject...)

Basically new, but both have a local library's sticker on the side.

A paperback, new copy of Ender's Game

A very used, but still readable copy of "Castaways of the Flying Dutchman" by Brian Jaqcues


I'm very sorry there are no pictures. Our camera's charger got left in Alaska :/


All of those books are very good, and I would recommend any of them if you're looking for a good story. 

Email me your mailing address and prize of choice.

For the rest of you -- don't despair! I shall host a giveaway in the near future to determine the winners of the remaining books :D

Thanks for hanging around and being awesome, dear people :]

Oh, and your thoughts (critique is welcomed with open arms) on yon script would be much appreciated if you have time! Thanks!