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sunshine awardOtherwise known as “I’m only replying to this nomination because Erin said I wouldn’t”

Ha!

Anyway, got the sunshine award. Again. Or some kind of double award hybrid… *shrugs*

Thanks a lot Erin.

  1. I’m in college and don’t have time for blogging awards
  2. I’m not a naturally neat person anymore. I actually have to work for it.
  3. I despise calculus
  4. I love English (which is surprising since I hated it in High School… curious…)
  5. Five is my favorite number
  6. I steal my best friends’ hats/covers. Beware.
  7. I own over 400 books. That’s me, not my family. My own personal library.
  8. I apparently walk a lot in college.
  9. I am very VERY competitive.
  10. My hair was short, but I’ve decided to grow it out a bit.
  11. My handwriting is atrocious.
  12. I finally know someone who has worse handwriting than me. 😛
  13. I’ve soloed in a plane. That’s right, flew it by myself.
  14. I’ve now finished this award.

No nominees, but feel free to nominate yourself if you want!

 

Mom! Phineas and Ferb Are In a Blog Post!

I am an 18 year old high school grad (as of one hour ago. WAHOO!) and I will sit in my living room and watch Phineas and Ferb by myself.

Why?

Because the show and it’s creators are the only original writers left in Disney Channel’s employ!

They are amazing!

Dan Pavenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh understand the beauty of creation, and the freedom of writers.

Phineas and Ferb is a Disney cartoon about two step brothers who are amatuer/epert inventors who build stuff in their backyard with their friends. They have an older sister, Candace, who’s quest in life is to be Jeremy Johnson’s boyfriend and bust her brother, not necessarily in that order. There is also a side plot involving their pet platypus (because a pet platypus is not already a side plot of its own) who’s actually a secret agent assigned to keep the tri-state area safe from Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

This show…

The theme song itself describes the show, with an original theme song for most of their holiday specials, and maybe the crossovers… I forget.

I mean, what haven’t they done with this show? It beats all others for originality!

They’ve done crossovers (Star wars and Avengers), holiday specials, episodes that take place in the future, episodes in outer space, a full length film, and no less then 4 alternate universe stories.

Canon AUs?!

I can only name one other series where there is a canon AU (Hatchet Series, or Brian Books, by Gary Paulsen. A must read)!

They even put the characters of Phineas and Ferb in other time periods.  One of my favorites is Tri-Stone Area/Doof Dynasty. In this episode the cast is first in the Stone age as cave man and the entire first halve of the episode is in cave man grunt-ish, and in the second half, Doof Dynsaty, everyone is in 16th Century China!

In the full length movie they see an Alternate universe where Dr D has taken over and they find out Perry’s secret life… but no, I won’t spoil what happens. However, later in the following season the creators return to the 2nd Dimension, as the AU is called, and follows that cast through an episode of their own that takes place post-movie.

My all time favorite most perfect episode is when the creators decided to skip ahead ten years into the future to the summer of the gang’s graduation that answered every fan’s question, what happen to Phineas and Isabella? Well, they answered a thousand more as well.. it was so amazing.

This episode was the second to last, the last one is happening tonight.

I, however, am at my graduation tonight, and won’t be able to see it for a couple weeks.

Oh the agony! The only thing I know is that Candace meets DR. D, uses his inator to re-do the last day of summer, and then Phineas and Ferb never exist! It sounds crazy… and I am heartbroken that this show is ending.

So many of the classic Disney show that were so great have ended, and some on a not so great note (Wizards finale? Pretty lame. The special they did following it did a pretty good job of making up for it though.).

I can’t/can wait to see how Phineas and Ferb rank on the scale of finales.

Right now Suite Life on Deck holds the record for most heartbreaking finale of all time.

Geek Out!

Okay, so it has been a while since I’ve done a completely fangirl reaction type post.

Warning: This post contains slightly major plot devices/spoilers for Star Wars Rebels Season Finale.

Read at your own discretion.

You have been warned….

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AHSOKA TANO IS BACK!

I mean, I’m sure we all assumed, or seriously hoped she’d be back, but there’s a big difference between hoping, and wishfully looking up Ahsoka tributes on youtube, and actually seeing Ahsoka Tano climb into the ghost, and hear the all too familiar voice echo in you living room as you scream your head off and throw couch pillows through the air in ecstasy.

I mean, come on!!!!!! How can anyone not react with unbridled joy and elation at seeing THE RETURN of AHSOKA TANO?!

And I’m sorry, but the Inquisitor’s death, plus Vader’s arrival, and Ahsoka’s return?

Obviously they are setting up Vader   sthe villain in the next season.

At least, I hope they are,…

And IF they are… frankly even if they are NOT… I will NOT be satisfied until I see Ahsoka vs Vader.

So yeah. That just happened.

AHSOKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February Movie Lines Quiz

Alright guys! Here’s the February Movie Lines quiz!!!!

Obviously, being February, there is a theme.

LOVE

And romance movies in general.

Some are rated PG-13… the movies I mean! Not the quotes. But hopefully at least some you will be able to make educated guesses based on hints provided in the quotes themselves, even if you haven’t seen the film. 🙂

On to the quiz!!!!

1. “As you wish.”

2. “Hello, ma’am. Your daughter, she’s done a great injustice, so we’ve come here seeking revenge. You see, we may not look like much, but between the three of us we have five legs, four eyes and two and a half pairs of working lungs, but we also have two dozen eggs, so if I were you, I would go back inside.”

3.  Ask her who she is, and what she’s a’doin here.”

4. “Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I’m sick. To help me through all this. You’re my angel.”

5. “Well, yes, ma’am, I do… I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or, who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.”

6. “Promise, everyday, come rain or shine, through Hell or high water?”

“…I promise.”

7. “And that put pain to it. I wonder who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love?”

8. “I can’t eat right now. I gotta find something to wear to the wedding.”

9. ” How does she know you love her?”

10. “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.”

 

Remember, no googling, but you can ask a friend if need be. And if they’ll agree to help you 🙂

Have fun!!!

And the answers will be posted the 13th.

For the First Time in Forever Parody: Novel Style

Okay, so I was technically working on my forgotten novel that I’m entering my third year of work on, and I got a silly little plot bunny for this gem.

Now, I’ve written parodies before. Me and my sister love writing parodies. Someday I may share our Hobbit/Frozen parodies.

For now I hope you enjoy….

For the First Time in Forever

Novel Style

The document is open,

So is my file,

For the first time in a long long while

I’d almost forgotten what I wrote.

For months I’ve ignored my calling muse,

Busied myself with school and news,

Finally I’m looking at my notes.

 

I’ll actually be deleting

Words that don’t make sense,

I’m going to regret this soon I bet

 

But for the first time in forever,

I’m working on my book.

For the first time in forever,

I’m daring to take a look

 

At what I wrote during

That crazy NaNoWriMo!

But for the first in forever…

I’m not saying no.

 

I can’t wait to fix these plot holes.

Uh oh! But what if I find, the Big Hole.

 

Yikes I see it coming now,

A big black void in my plot somehow

I know this is going to kill my soul.

My character’s escape does not make sense,

I blended both present and past tense,

How long until the madness takes its toll?

 

Cause for the first time in Forever,

I’m sitting down to write.

For the first time in forever,

I’ll be avoiding all sunlight.

 

And though I know its totally crazy,

To hope this will be any good,

For the first time in forever,

I’ll try to believe it could.

 

Don’t let them in,

Don’t let the see,

Can’t let my family read this catastrophe.

Conceal,

Don’t feel,

Put on a show.

Write one wrong word and all my hope will go.

 

But it’s only for this scene,

It’s only for this scene,

 

Then I’ll achieve my dream,

I’ll achieve my dream.

 

There’s the end, let’s write a few queries,

A few queries…

 

For the first time in forever,

I wrote the very last words.

I finished my whole novel

Now I can listen to the birds.

 

And I know it’s not a masterpiece,

But I’m sending queries off today!

Cause for the first time in forever,

For the first time in forever….

I don’t have to fear clichés!!!!

Yay!!

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I’m In shock, I’ve got a hoodie!

This post will not be very well composed as it is me trying to freak out in a calm post-like manner.
I can tell now it will fail.
Last night I saw Thor 2: The Dark World for the first time ever, and guys….
This movie has made me go more nuts then any movie previously.
I swear they must have gotten Moffat to come and give the directors and writers of the marvel movies a lecture series on playing with a fangirl’s heart, because it had everything in there!
Loki was more awesome then ever, Thor was much nicer then he was in the first, but I wish we got a bit more character development from him, and seen his frustration with being King a bit more then we did.
It was amazing to see Jane and I liked seeing how much she did to help the save day.
I continue to be unsure if I actually like Odin or not… and whether I want a particular fate for him…

THIS PART WILL CONTAIN MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THOR 2
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LOKI!
This will now be my fan-girl freak out.
Okay, as mentioned in my heroes and Villains posts of the past, I like a nice evil villain who has truly bad intentions. Loki is the only exception to the rule.
I love Loki. he had so much character development in Thor 2, and I’m sorry, but the scene where he finds out his mother dies, and then Thor comes to see him…. AHHHHH!!!!!! Heartwrenching!
I loved all the banter between Loki and Thor, it felt so brotherly, even when Thor and his friends were telling Loki they would not hesitate to kill him.

Now, I know what you’re waiting for… Loki’s fate.
That was, I mean… total Moffat right there! I nearly sobbed (okay, I did sob, and i hate crying at movies so that’s big). And Eric’s question… and Thor’s reaction… and did he know that was Loki sitting there?!
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END SPOILERS.

In conclusion, and for those of you who did not read the spoilers, let me just say this.

This movie was emotionally what a full length Sherlock movie would be.

7 Days Until 1989

What? is the world about to turn into a huge time machine? I wish!
But no, we are not actually going back to 1989.
This is the title of Taylor Swift’s new album that will be coming out in exactly 7 days.

I am super excited for this!

Taylor Swift’s music has been a constant companion of mine since I was 12 and first heard Fearless.
No matter what it is that gets me down, I’ve always been able to find a Taylor Swift song that hits the heart of whatever problem I’ve been facing recently.

Her music is inspirational.

I am a singer. I love to sing, I love music, I’m a naturally musical person (yet i don’t play any instruments.. odd right?).

In all the genres of music I’ve ever listened to (quite a wide spread to be honest) Taylor Swift is the only artist who’s music i must memorize and sing over and over again. I have never gotten sick of any of her music ever (though the radios were pushing it with I Knew you Were Trouble every hour two years ago).

There is something about Taylor’s music that is magical.

Every single one of her albums has a sound all it’s own! Not one song on any of them sounds like it came from another album. All To Well could only be from Red, and Sparks Fly is the perfect example of the feel of Speak Now.
It takes her two years to write out the last bits of her last album, and move on to finish a new one, but I don’t think anyone would complain after hearing the finished product.
If it takes two years to make that, then take another two, and do it again!

What’s also important about Taylor Swift is the message in her songs.

How many artists these days sing of Prince Charmings and true love and that feeling of being swept off your feet and into something new with just a hello? Not many, and it’s most often Disney (though most recently they’ve been shying away and patronizing the feminists… On that note, I retract the statement that it’s mostly Disney. Even they’re falling flat… but that’s for another post!).

This is a fact: Very few people any more believe in marriage, family, and love of the purest kind.

This is almost singularly a Christian viewpoint now a days, and that’s truly sad.

Taylor Swift has at least one song on every album dedicated to a happy ending, and true love.

Taylor Swift: Mary’s Song (Oh my my my…)

Fearless: Change, Love Story,

Speak Now: Mine, Ours,

Red: Stay Stay Stay, Everything Has Changed, Begin Again

Now, these songs alone would single her out from every other artist today. Her every album though breaks the typical mold of “popular music”. her albums have songs on family, and growing up, and I’ve yet to hear her bow down to political correctness, and playing to the minorities, and I pray she never does.
After her true love and happy ending songs, there are the family and growing up songs.
These describe the fear of growing out of childhood, and the comfort and love of family and friends.

Taylor Swift: A Place in This World

Fearless: The Best Day

Speak Now: Mean, Never grow Up

Red: 22, The Lucky One

And of course, we have the break up songs and temporary Red loves.

A word on these; most people claim all Taylor writes is break up songs.

Looking back at the past lists, do you think that’s true?
And even in the songs that are left on each album, about 50% of them are temporary loves that were happy and good while they lasted, and the songs reflect that. They didn’t end tragically because with someone cheating and getting caught, or anything similar. They just weren’t meant to be, and that was good. They were happy and full of good memories.

I really don’t like it when people accuse Taylor Swift of filling her music with sad break up songs based on her own life. It’s ridiculous, and quite rude to be honest.

Why I think Taylor Swift’s music is so special above all is she’s honest in it. She never writes anything unless she truly means every word of it, and it has some meaning to her, because you can feel that in the music! You can feel how much this song means because she poured herself into it, just like authors pour themselves into their novels.

To accuse her of only writing break up songs and being really depressing is rude because you aren’t insulting her music, you are insulting her personally.

So please, take this into consideration. You may remark that you don’t care for a specific song, and that’s fine! It may not be in the style you really like. If you’re a hard core country fan, you probably aren’t big on her latest albums, and if you’re a pop fan, you probably have never even heard her early stuff, and that’s fine! But don’t start calling her traitor to your genre of music, and start making personal attacks.

Note: I am mostly referring to people who’ve renounced all of Taylor Swift’s music, and started insulting it as a whole, not those who are critical of one or a few songs. There is a big difference, believe me, and I don’t want to insult anyone. I am not trying to force you to like Taylor. Just if you don’t, please do not insult her.

Okay, that is way more then enough doom and gloom!

Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 comes out next Monday! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can not wait!

Also, seeing as I get my SAT scores that day, I may or may not hope to convince my Mom of getting me to the store pronto after learning what they are, so I can either celebrate a victory, or mourn my further death in January.

Okay, this was a rather choppy post, and I apologize. I didn’t have much time to put it together. 😛
Also, when i get onto a topic I’m really patient about, my writing tends to break out of a nice mold and do exactly what we’re warned not to do when writing essays.

Award Time!

Okay, so today I’ve done very little that is actually productive besides NaNo and some school.
I wasn’t planning on posting, but the wonderful Robyn of Spiral Bound has nominated me for the Sisterhood of the
World Bloggers award.

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Thanks Robyn!

“Waste Not Want not”, as Kit’s Aunt Millie always, say I have wasted no time in reply to the award.

The rules are simple.
Thank the one who nominated you (check!)
Post logo on blog (also check!)
Answer ten questions.
Nominate ten Bloggers.
Ask them ten questions.

Ten Questions:

1: What is your favorite Musical

That’s cheating! You can’t ask me my FAVORITE musical! It doesn’t exist! I mean, I LOVE musicals. A singular favorite does not exist.
*sigh* I shall name one, however. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. this was the first musical I truly performed in (and so far the only one) and so it has a special place with me…

2: If you could guest star in any TV show, which show and who would you be?

Doctor Who. I’d prefer being the Companion, but that isn’t a guest star role. So I would guest star as the friend who helps the Doctor, like Jenny or Clara from the Victorian Christmas special before she was the companion, who the Doctor really likes, and is ready to ask her to come, and then dies tragically and he is left to hold her and cry and nearly kill her murderer from grief.
That’s not disturbing of me is it? O_o

3: Do you have a favorite number?

I do. *silence* Sorry, did you want to know what it was? Okay, well you didn’t ask… but I’ll say. it’s 5, actually. I love 5. Five is such a good round number, and is so often over looked.

4: What is your favorite thing about autumn?

The smell. Something about autumn makes it so different… all the other seasons have their perfumes, like flowers and cinnamon, but only autumn is tangible. It actually smells crisp. It smells how it feels and there is magic in that.

5: What’s your favorite girly thing to do with your sister/female cousin/best friend?

Hmmm… I’m not truly a girly-girl most of the time… but I love to fangirl and discuss movies and favorite *cough* actors with my sister, my friends, my cousins…. so yeah.

6: Best movie you’ve see this year?

Well… I must say either Iron Man 3 or How To Train Your Dragon 2. Both were amazing action packed tragic stories of awesomness.

7: If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

Hmm… I have always liked Leslie… I’d have to say Leslie or Clarisse.

8: How do you feel about chick-flicks?

I love a good chick-flick now and again, but I do steer more towards the action movies. I do love the Fault in our Stars and Charlie St. Cloud. Some Nicholas Sparks as well, but I’m not a huge chick-flick movie goer.

9: GIFs?

Love em! Don’t know how to post them or make them, but love them!

10: Favorite female author?

That depends on what time period we’re talking about… Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte if we’re talking 18th – early 19th century. Louisa May Alcott for 19th. Madeline Le’Engle for 20th. Suzanne Collins for 21st.

Now for my questions for the nominees!
1: What’s the color you associate most with autumn?
2: What’s the worst movie you ever saw?
3: What’s better? Regular Apple Cider or Hot Apple Cider?
4: What book are you reading right now?
5: Is there a Christmas radio station already going where you live? (There is where I live, and I just think that’s ridiculous! It’s not even Halloween yet!)
6: Would you like a question that doesn’t have to do with the time of year or the holidays?
7: What was your first fandom?
8: What’s your favorite childhood show that you would watch again today?
9: Greek Gods or Roman Gods?
10: Did you answer all these questions truthfully? Give and answer that does not include yes or no.

And my nominees are!

Aspiringwritter22

Proverbs31teen

Kayla

Roo

Icedmocha34

Okay… so that was just five… but five IS my favorite number! And I’m out of time to work on this.

Feel free to answer the questions in you comments even if you weren’t nominated!
If you were, answer them on your blog please. 🙂