My JuNoWriMo Game Plan // I’M GOING ROGUE?!

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Hello guys! This is that reason I hinted at when I said there wouldn’t be any CC posts in June. IT’S JUNOWRIMO TIME. *gulps*

Okay, so, originally, I had planned to write a first draft of my newest plot bunny, Crown of Thorns, but…well, that kinda fell through because I didn’t finish my outline in time. I wasn’t even close, actually. *face-palm*

So, I came up with the wonderful idea of working on several plot bunnies aside from just one. (Which is probably a good idea, considering they’re all very close to eating me alive…I FEED THEM. WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT.) So, I’m going rogue this year and writing a bunch of outlines for my novels instead of…the actual novels. *heh-heh*

I’m trying to go with a way more laidback feel, so as not to get too stressed out this summer. (I got a volunteer job at the library! So I’m trying to get my license and…yeah, it’s going to be an interesting summer. XD ) I’m super excited about it, and I thought I’d give you guys a bit of an overview of what I’m working at this June:

Crown of Thorns

 

My poor little story. First it thought it was going to be a nice and simple short story. HAHAHAHAHA nope. Okay, so maybe it would’ve adjusted to being a novel, but then I actually started getting the intense, emotional FEELS about it, and then, well…Let’s just say I’m not the nicest author to this book. BUT IT WILL END WELL I PROMISE. *slaps hand over heart*

Here’s a little blurb thing, I don’t know:

All of Jerrick’s life has been him being overshadowed by his slightly older twin, Merrick, the high prince of Lauderdale. Outbreaks of a strange thorny disease have been taking people’s lives in their sleep. After a particularly dangerous accident, the king and Merrick set off to warn the Ruler of Fanastasia.

But when the king returns, Merrick is missing. The whole kingdom goes into uproar. Everyone except Jerrick. He has a feeling something is up.

So with his sharp intellect and unusual weapons, he sets off to find his brother. But the longer he’s gone, the stranger things seem. And soon, things become more dangerous than Jerrick could ever have imagined.

That probably didn’t make sense. I’m still trying to figure this thing out myself, so…

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Oh goodness, guys, I don’t even know with this story… XD Well, I guess there’s a little backstory. I once had this really weird nightmare about a creepy old house that I was trapped in and people were chasing me. Afterwards the next morning I didn’t really think anything of it. But then, almost a year later, I had it again. I don’t know why. But this time, I managed to rein a little more control and it didn’t turn into a nightmare. At least, it wasn’t scary. And so the dream turned into this story.

That was really boring. But anywho, I don’t really have a blurb, so here’s a…little tidbit of what the story’s like:

Sydney (our main character) bumps into a man while invisible. They talk a bit.

“How come I haven’t seen you around?” he said.

Sydney said nothing.

“Oh, right, stupid question.”

“Oh, and it’d probably best if you didn’t tell anyone about me. They might think you’re…” Sydney spun a finger around her head and then realized Howard couldn’t see her.

He evidently got her meaning though. “Oh, I won’t.”

Yeah, it’s basically nonsense. But it’s fun nonsense, so I’m sticking with it. 🙂

Wanted for Time (The Six Thieves #1)

 

This is one of those ideas that keeps you up at night because it plays like a movie in your head, and you HAVE. TO. FINISH. IT. O_O Needless to say, I’ve been wanting to write this thing for a long time, but I kept putting it off (because I’m a professional procrastinator. Email me for tips). So, I’m FINALLY writing the outline! It follows one of my favorite characters of my creation. He’s a character in three of my other trilogies, so I already know him pretty well. This is his backstory, of sorts. How he came to be the way he is. And it’s a very interesting story… XD

Here’s a blurb of sorts:

Drilidric lives with his family in a small village in Fanastasia. It’s a nice life, living there, going to school with his friends, and causing mischief with his unusual amount of Gifts.

When Drilidric and his friends are excepted into the prestigious school known as The Gifted, they’re ecstatic. This is what Dril always wanted, the perfect way to show his family that he’s really a good boy.

But one night, after a peculiar encounter, Dril finds a book sitting on his bed. Never before had he seen a book. They weren’t real, Dril had always been told. But there one sat before him. Curious, he takes it the librarian, who then cautiously shows him a dangerous secret. Before he knows it, Dril is spiraling deeper and deeper into a scheme he never dreamt possible. But what’s one little theft? Especially to save time?

More things that don’t make sense.

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I’m also giving myself permission to work on these two as well:

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There’s also a couple Wattpad stories I’m considering too. Look at me, writing maniac here. 😛

 

This one’s about a guy named Drew who has a bunch of friends who like to go out and…*ahem* drink. So. Not the most pleasant setting, but it’s good, I swear! Things get interesting when a new bar opens where you can get a mysterious new substance called vuvine. Hint: it’s not good. Things start happening, and well, Drew has to fix things with the help of a man called Mr. Doctor. I may or may not have stolen this from Doctor Strange. DON’T JUDGE ME OKAY.

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This one’s about my boy Jake (from The D). It’s a little backstory and it’s basically heart-wrenching, but I love it anyway. Because I apparently love having my feels punched in the gut. Am I alone? Okay. It’s hard to explain without being spoilery, but there’s a car accident, and thankfully Jake survives, but…things are different now. Yeah.

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I’m going to try and schedule a bunch of fun posts ahead of time, so I’m not scrambling this summer to get you guys content. I have lots of ideas, so there’s something.

And I’m also going to be sharing my experience and possibly some horribly unedited snippets this JuNoWriMo.

I also plan to post about my time at the Young Writer’s Workshop that’s being held in Minneapolis. I’m super stoked, because one of my all-time favorite authors is going to be there…Shannon Hale!! 😀

Finishing and Editing Imprint

Yes. I need to do this at some point in my life. Let’s hope it’s this June. XD I’m so close, and yet I keep putting it off. Like I said, professional procrastinator here.

Yeah, so those are my June plans. They’re really loose, so hopefully I’ll feel more relaxed about it, since I’ll be busy working at the library this summer. Wish me luck, and I hope you have a fabulous June! ❤

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Character Conversations // Bastien

Character Conversations

Hello all! This week’s character is a…well, he’s an interesting character. You’ll have to see what I mean. XD (Also, it might help if you know a little Spanish. 😉 )

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Me: Hello, Mr. Edaurdos.

Bastien: Hola, senorita. Just Bastien is fine.

M: You speak Spanish, then?

B: Si, I grew up in Texas, but my roots are in Mexico. I speak Mexican Spanish.

M: Interesting…I…I can’t help noticing…

B: Mi ojo, si? It was an accident. I was trapped outside in a lightning storm and I was struck in my left eye. It’s forever green and does strange things.

M: Um…cool. What kinds of strange things?

B: It sees through the lies of this world. I know when people don’t speak the whole truth to me. I know them as they truly are.

M: *slightly freaked out* That’s…nice. So, you’re a Super, then, right?

B: Super? I suppose, si. Ever since I was struck, people treat me different. I get in trouble more. But it is no matter. They do not know the real me. *looks down* Maybe they never will…

M: *sadness* Do you have a family down in Texas? I heard that you’re only here in Fallcoast on a…business trip.

B: Si, mi familia. They live down south. I miss them. Mi hermana, Valeria. She’s the light of my life. *eyes become unfocused* But she doesn’t feel the same way.

M: What is this business trip really for, Bastien? *squinty eyes*

B: *says nothings for a moment* To take care of things so bad things don’t happen back at mi hogar. It is the only way.

M: *curious, but doesn’t push it further* Let’s talk about something…not so depressing. I heard you study meteorology.

B: Si, I do. *eyes sparkle* I have been fascinated with it ever since I was a niñito. I especially wanted to learn more after I was struck by lightning and survived. I learned a lot more than I thought I would.

M: How so?

B: *smiles* After the accident…I think a little part of the weather was stuck inside me. I nurtured it and it became a gift. I learned to control it and use it for myself.

M: You can control the weather? *AWESOME*

B: Si, puedo. Sometimes it is more of a curse than a gift. Like when I was sentenced to jail for three years.

M: …You were what?

B: I escaped though. *mischievous smile* And then I disappeared. For a while, anyway.

M: Wow…Fallcoast must be a dangerous place for you then, huh?

B: Si, lo es. I must be very careful what I do around here. La policia are not too kind here.

M: You can say that again…Okay, here’s a few parting questions. What’s your favorite food?

B: Macarrones con queso.

M: Is that a fancy Mexican food or something?

B: *laughs* No, it’s macaroni and cheese.

M: Oh. *blushes* You speak English well. Where did you learn?

B: Mi madre was Spanish, and mi padre was English. I spent my young life with her, and later grew up in the cities with him. I had to learn it.

M: Huh, interesting…Okay, do you know Jake and Lena?

B: I do, but I don’t think they know me. *mysteriousness*

M: Well, thank you Bastien for answering my questions!

B: De nada, senorita.

So…What’d you think? He’s a nice guy, a little strange, but I like him. 🙂 Let me know down below! And also, just a heads up, I won’t be posting any CC posts in June. I’ll explain in a later post, don’t worry. 😉

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The Prettiest Dresses of Fantasy

The Prettiest Dresses of Fantasy

Hello all! Today’s post, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite fantasy book covers!

There is so much you can do with the cover of a fantasy book. Though perhaps not my most favorite route, lots of designers use girls in pretty dresses to attract people’s eye.

When I was younger, I always thought it’d be fun to wear a big fancy dress and go to a ball and meet a prince. (Prince Eric, from The Little Mermaid, in particular, in case you were wondering. 🙂 ) Not much has changed, (though, I maybe wouldn’t be too excited about going to a ball…), and princess dresses will continue to make me happy.

So in honor of pretty dresses, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite dresses on fantasy covers. ❤

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This book was so fabulous, so it only makes sense that the cover would be gorgeous! I love the autumnal colors and falling leaves. Autumn is my favorite season. ❤ The dress is simple, yet pretty. I love the lacework at the hem, and the loose, flowing fit. It rather looks like a wedding dress! Though, I wouldn’t go barefoot at my wedding, especially if it was in autumn…

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I haven’t read this book yet, but I know it’s about Lady Daylily (who always annoyed me…so we’ll see how I like it…) But I have to give her props for her gorgeous dress. It kind of looks like it’s colored in an ombre style, and it looks really cool with the sleeves and train blowing in the breeze.

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This dress transports me to a steampunk age, with ruffles and hair in buns. I wouldn’t have minded if there’d been some cogs or clockwork designs somewhere on the bodice or hem. I’M ALL OVER STEAMPUNK STYLE. I think in a previous post, I shared a picture of this book with my pair of goggles wrapped around the pages. Can we modernize steampunk clothes? Please?

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The edition of this book that I read looked like this, but Goodreads shows me the paperback version, which I don’t like as much as this one. I love the patterned and loose sleeves. Though, that corset looks a bit uncomfortable. But all for the sake of style, right? Though, knowing our main character, it won’t look that nice for long… XD

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These books were recommended to me by Goodreads a looong time ago and I’ve still never read them, BUT LOOK AT THOSE COVERS. What more can I say? They just look so COOL. I believe these are historical fiction type books, and the first one is about the Titanic. THEY LOOK GOOD, both cover-wise and synopsis-wise.

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Another book/series I haven’t read yet. From what I’ve heard of it, it looks REALLY good. Plus, how could you go wrong with a cover dress like that? I’ve always been a fan of the black and white combination, so I LOVE this dress. Plus bows = cute.

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Deborah has mildly flailed over this book over at her blog and I thought it looked SUPER AWESOME, so now it’s on the TBR-pile. I love the warrior-princess type look going on here, with the hefty crown and the shield. I’m all about simplicity, and this dress looks both practical and pretty.

Well, those are my favorite dresses on fantasy covers. What are some of your favorites? What about other books, not just fantasy? Let me know down below!

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Character Conversations // Villane

Character Conversations

Hello all, and welcome to the next installment! This week’s character is a bit snobbish, but that’s just what makes him so entertaining. XD

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Me: Hi Villane.

Villane: *sighs* Just call me Vill, okay? Villane is so misleading…

M: Um…Okay. Sure. So when did you first realize you were a Super?

V: *shoves glasses farther up onto face* Back in grade school, actually. I was playing hide-and-seek, and when nobody could find me for over an hour and the police showed up, I knew something was wrong.

M: So, you were invisible?

V: What else? A little while later, I learned that I could also manipulate the shadows into doing what I want. I’m what you would call…special.

M: Really. *rolls eyes* So where’d you get a name like Villane? Sounds kinda…evil.

V: *groans*

M: It says here on this paper that your full name is Villane S. Gye. *chokes* Was that really intentional?

V: Yes, and I don’t want to talk about it. My parents thought’s it’d be hilarious. Well, I’m sure they’re regretting it now. *smiles smugly*

M: You’re living up to your name, then?

V: What else could I do, really? Nobody trusts a guy like me, not with a stupid name like that.

M: So I take it you don’t have a very good relationship with your parents?

V: *scoffs* I hardly call it a relationship. I haven’t talked to my parents in years.

M: Don’t…don’t you even miss them a little?

V: I don’t miss them. *pauses* I miss having a family.

M: *sympathy* You must have other family, somewhere, right? Any grandparents? Aunts or uncles?

V: I have an aunt that lives around here. She says she ‘suffers through’ housing me. Apparently I’m snobby.

M: I wouldn’t have guessed. Do you know any other people in town?

V: I know a few. Mostly other Supers. One in particular I know well. He calls himself Zero. We bond over our strange names.

M: *swallows* Zero? You know him? Isn’t he, like…crazy?

V: *rolls eyes* It’s a farce. He’s totally sane and super smart. Unlike that idiot Hypnesia…

M: Ooookay…Do you have any interests aside from being a criminal?

V: *glares* As a matter of fact, yes, I do. I’m taking an online class in web design. I’m told I excel greatly in it. I even designed Fallcoast High’s site.

M: *quickly looks it up on computer* It looks really nice. Simple but complex. I like it. But don’t you work at The Book Stop too?

V: Yes, part time. Whenever Mrs. Meredith’s daughter can’t.

M: *mutters* It’s sure a good thing you don’t work together…

V: Why’s that?

M: Hmm? Oh, you just probably wouldn’t get along. You’re not much of a…people person, from what I can tell.

V: Introvert and proud. In fact, is this interview almost over?

M: I see you’ve been enjoying yourself. Fine, a few last questions. What’s your favorite food?

V: Eggplant parmesan.

M: Of course. Do you know how to cook?

V: Are you kidding?

M: …?

V: No!

M: Sheesh, sorry…Last question. Do you think something strange is going on in Fallcoast?

V: Of course. Something strange is always going on in Fallcoast.

M: Okay, well thank you, Vill, for allowing me to interview you.

V: *nods and leaves without a word*

…Interesting guy. He’s a bit of a pain, but apparently I really like writing these kinds of characters. XD Let me know what you think down below!

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The Writer’s Life Tag

Hey guys! I saw this tag going around a bit ago and thought it looked like so much fun! I don’t remember if I was tagged by anyone…oops. But, if I was, I thank the blogger who did! XD Now, onto the questions…

Write-Fuel: What do you eat/drink while writing?

Um, I don’t usually eat while writing. I wouldn’t get crumbs all over my precious laptop!

But I do like a drink while I write. I’ve been known to have cold tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, and lemonade whilst diddling away at the keys. 🙂

Write-Sounds: What do you listen to while writing?

I LOVE listening to music while I write. I listen to a lot of Pandora, (since YouTube is super distracting to me. XD ), but I have lots of playlists featuring Lindsey Stirling, David Garrett, ThePianoGuys, Alan Walker, and lots of intstrumental covers.

Write-Vice: What’s your most debilitating distraction?

THE INTERNET. YouTube, in particular. Once I enter into there, if I’m not careful and head safely to my playlists, it tends to have a blackhole effect. I may never return. XD Other sites known to keep me from writing are Pinterest, Goodreads, and WordPress. (That’s right. Sometimes, (okay, most times), I’d rather be blogging about writing, than actually writing…)

Write-Horror: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you while writing?

One time, I thought my laptop would never turn back on. And this was before I had a thumbdrive, so it was even more panic-inducing. It just wouldn’t turn back on, even though I had thought the battery was full. Luckily, I managed to turn it back on and everything was still there. Thankfully, I haven’t had too many traumatic writing experiences.

Yet.

Write-Joy: What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you while writing, or how do you celebrate small victories?

Well, to answer the first question, I would have to say when I finished my very first draft. It was SO exciting! (Looking at it afterwards, I felt like cringing, but we won’t dwell on that. XD ) Also, whenever something that’s really been frustrating me, such as a character or a plot point, magically works itself out. That’s always wonderful. 🙂

I celebrate small victories by taking a break. Whatever I feel like doing, watching videos, stepping away from the computer and reading a book. But sometimes when I’m on a roll, I don’t want to stop. (Even though I maybe should…) I just keep writing and writing, words flying onto the paper. That’s an award in and of itself. ❤

Write-Crew: Who do you communicate with or not communicate with while writing?

I have a desk up in my room, so I don’t usually talk to anybody when I write. (Well, except myself.) I do like talking to people about it when I’m away from the desk. My family doesn’t usually understand what I’m talking about and why I’m so excited though. (Understandable, since I usually don’t exactly know what I’m talking about either. XD )

Write-Secret: What’s your writing secret to success or hidden flaw?

Once I figure out what the secret is, I’ll let you know. 😉

As for hidden flaw…well, I don’t know how hidden they are. XD But I do struggle a lot with imagery and description. I love the characters and dialogue and plot SO MUCH I usually tend to overlook the setting and such. Which is…not good, since that’s kind of an integral part of the story…But I’m working on it!

Also, procrastination is a thing.

Write-Spiration: What always makes you productive?

Hmm…Hearing a really interesting song, or reading a really good book, or watching a really good movie, or having a really interesting dream. It’s not a sure-fire thing, but that usually makes me motivated to write, which, in turn, makes me more productive. 🙂

Write-Peeve: What’s one thing writers do (or you do) that’s annoying?

Clichés like insta-love and ‘the chosen one’ tropes are SUPER annoying to me. Also, grandiose, unnecessary description is super frustrating too.

Write-Words: Share one sentence from a project, past or present.

Ooh, let’s see…

“Celthic?” Paige said, “Remember when I said that you were going to help me? Well…I don’t really have a plan…”

She saw his shoulders stiffen. “You brought me all this way…”

“…Well, technically you brought me…”

“…And you don’t have a plan?” He stopped walking and whirled around. “Are you insane?” he fumed.

“Fine, here’s my plan. We head to the Fortress, break in, rescue Markus, then escape. You can add embellishments where you see fit.”

“You’re infuriating.”

“You’re ridiculous.”

Celthic balled his hands into fists, his breathing shaky. “Why am I arguing with a child?”

“I’m fifteen!”

“I’m an adult!”

“Well good for you!”

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That’s the tag! It was a lot of fun answering these questions! Do you listen to music while you write? What’s your writing pet peeve? Let me know down below!

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Character Conversations // Kass

Character Conversations

Hello and welcome to this week’s installment of Character Conversations! Today’s character is maybe what we would call a bit…commandeering. But there’s a soft-center there, somewhere. It might just take some time finding it… XD

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Me: Hello Kassandra.

Kass: Just Kass. I hate Kassandra. My dad calls me Kassandra.

M: …Um…okay? You seem to have a…tense relationship with your father. Why?

K: *laughs mirthlessly* Don’t even get me started on that. He only ruined my life. Give me a different question.

M:

M: Okay. Are you a Super?

K: No. But I could kill you in five different ways.

M: *trembles* How so?

K: Knife, sword, baton…Oh, you mean how, like how did I learn to do that? Dad taught me. I hated every minute of training.

M: You’re really making Alex out to be this horrible monster. He can’t be all that bad, can he?

K: We moved thirteen times when I was growing up. I never had the chance to make friends, become acclimated to my house, even memorize the layout of the city. Not to mention he broke up with Mom. She was the only one who understood. *voice cracks* Ugh, but I’m just ranting now. Next question.

M: *frowns* You seem pretty comfortable here in Fallcoast. Don’t you like it here?

K: Yeah. Who knows how long I’ll be staying here, but yes, I do like it. There’s even this guy I kinda like…

M: Yes, I know. Don’t remind me. Please. *cringes*

K: You don’t even know who it is.

M: It’s Jake Kauffman. It’s pretty obvious you like him.

K: *eyes widen, but plays it cool* Fine. So the secret’s out. I’m pretty sure he likes me too. If that Lena girl would quit following him around…

M: Next question. Are you a criminal?

K: What kind of question is that?!

M: It’s a fair question, I’d say. Your dad is. Wouldn’t that make you one too?

K: *looks furious* I am determined not to walk in my father’s footsteps! He’s a thieving, malicious, coward. Why would I be like him?

M: *cries on the inside* You really don’t like your father, do you? Well, okay, so you’re not a criminal. But your dad trained you for a reason. If that reason wasn’t to steal, what was it?

K: *blushes* Just because he trained me to, doesn’t mean I have to.

M: *smiles* You know, you seem kinda lonely. Do you have many friends?

K: *looks up, angry* What’s it to you?

M: Um, I’m the one interviewing you?

K: *defensive* I have friends. At school. We hang out. At lunch.

M: And pick on everyone else?

K: Well if they didn’t give me so many opportunities, I wouldn’t be tempted!

M: *fights rolling eyes* Okay, fine. How about some parting questions? What’s your favorite food?

K: Mom used to make this chicken noodle soup, when I was sick. *looks distant* It was so good. I miss it…

M: *feels sympathetic* Do you do anything after school?

K: *frowns* Dad insisted I be in sports, so I’m on the soccer team. And I take karate classes.

M: Okay, finally…Do you really think your Dad left your Mom?

K: Well, yes, duh. That’s always what he’s told me! What else could it be?

M: Hm. I was just curious. *shrugs* But anyway, thank you for allowing me an interview.

K: Sure, whatever.

What do you think? She’s a bit harsh, but I still kinda like her. Let me know what you think in the comments down below! 🙂

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A Trip Down Memory Lane // A List of My Favorite Old TV Shows

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Hello all! I was recently looking up some of my favorite TV shows from when I was little, and I got extremely nostalgic. (Yeah, I’m only 16, but I can get nostalgic, okay?) So I thought it’d be fun to share some of my childhood with you all. Maybe you remember some of these shows too…

Arthur

This was my all-time favorite show as a kid. I knew most of the episodes by heart and I’d always get excited when the little number would roll onto the screen, meaning it would be a new episode!!

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Another great show. I remember I would always get frustrated with Cleo and Mac, and I remember thinking that Birdwell Island being shaped as a bone was the coolest. thing. ever.

Cyberchase

This show legit taught me math, not even kidding. XD And I remember loving the episode that was a huge Harry Potter rip-off (though I didn’t know that at the time XD ). It was one of those shows that I always watched everyday, without fail. That, and Arthur.

Dragon Tales

I loved this show too much. XD I like to think it inspired my love of dragons and fantasy, but you just really can’t know. I always wanted to be like Emmy and have Casey as my dragon to fly around on in Dragon Land. *sighs* Good times… XD

Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman

This was a half-real, half-cartoon show that I would eagerly wait to come on. I loved it because it was real kids, who got to do really cool stuff. I always wanted to be on the show.

Kim Possible

She was the superhero that I looked up to in my youth. (I…actually still kinda look up to her… XD ). Her sidekick, Ron Stoppable, was hilarious and I loved that he was the confused, scared one who had no idea what to do. I relate to him a lot… XD

Maya & Miguel

My upgrade from Dora the Explorer. XD No, but seriously, this was a great show! I always wanted to be friends with Maya. She just seemed so perky and friendly. I also love now that they included such unique characters. (Andy, anyone?)

PB&J Otter

We’re going waaaaay old school here. I remember this from when I was only a wee little one. Butter was always hilarious to me. And so was Flick Duck. “Cheese and quackers!”

Zoboomafoo

Without fail, I always watched this at lunch time, sitting in the living room with my lunch. My favorite part was when the “Who Could it Be?” song played, and you had to guess which animal would appear at the end. 🙂

Zoom

This was like the show you watched if you were cool. At least, in my opinion. XD As with most of the shows, it was always my dream to be on it, doing cool experiments and being in each of the segments. 😛

Well, that was my childhood in a nutshell. What about you? Do you remember any of these shows? Which ones did I miss? Let me know in the comments down below!

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Character Conversations // Alex

Character Conversations

Hello guys! Today, I have for you a very interesting character. He’s changed a lot from my original idea, but I’m quite happy with how he turned out. (Even if he is somewhat of a villain…shh, don’t judge. 😉 ) He’s not a talker though, so I just barely managed to squeeze this interview out of him…

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Me: Welcome, Alex.

Alex: Yeah, sure.

M: So…Your full name is Alexandro Valdez, correct?

A: Yes.

M: Um…cool. Can you tell me about your daughter, Kass?

A: *sighs* She’s a feisty little devil. Can’t blame her though, since that’s how her mother was. Before she…

M: I know. You don’t have to talk about it.

A: …?

M: Never mind. Tell me how you became a Super.

A: It’s pretty obvious I am one, isn’t it? With all these scars.

M: Enlighten me.

A: Fine. I was on an airplane one time, and I was worried I wasn’t going to make it to my meeting on time. And to make things worse, it turned out there was a group of terrorists on board. I didn’t know that until too late though. They had poisoned all the food and water with something I later learned was glytaecin. My body reacted aversely, but I lived.

M: So, you didn’t die on the plane? I’ve never heard of glytaecin. And what about the scars? How’d you get those?

A: Slow down, first of all.

M: *scowls*

A: I did make it off the plane alive, but I’m not going to bother telling you how. I’d never heard of glytaecin either. And the scars…every Super has them.

M: I knew that last bit, I just wanted to annoy you. *smiles* All Supers have them and they glow when your powers are in use. Yours just look like normal scars right now.

A: I’m told I look quite fearsome when I’m all glowing.

M: *mumbles* Who told you that…?

A: *angry face*

M: Oh, heh, you heard that, did you?

A: Yes, as a matter of fact, I did. I have very sensitive hearing.

M: Super senses, right? Is it annoying sometimes? Not quite being able to shut them off?

A: *shrugs* Yeah, I guess it can get annoying. Kass thinks it’s super annoying.

M: I can only imagine she would. So, I’ve heard tell your a villain around this here Fallcoast.

A: Villain is a strong word. I think I’d prefer anti-hero.

M: …Anti-hero as in, you’re against heroes? Or, like, an actual anti-hero?

A: Whichever one fits my mood that day.

M: Right. You seem like a nice enough guy. Why would you choose to be of the villainous type?

A: *eyes harden* I didn’t choose. I was forced too. Nobody likes Supers. Thinks they’re only out to get people.

M: I know a few people who know exactly how you feel…

A: You’re talking about Lena and Jake, right?

M: He’s perceptive too! What can’t this man do?

A: *frowns* You’re lucky I’m not angry. Because if I was…

M: Let’s not think about that, huh? I’d rather ask some parting questions. What’s your favorite food?

A: *blinks* …Kass is a good cook, even if she won’t admit it. She makes really good lasagna.

M: *smiles* Do you have a job?

A: I don’t know for how much longer, but yes. I do. I’m a psychologist.

M: That makes sense. Okay…Do you own a cat?

A: *eyes widen* Don’t you even bring up that subject! You know I-

M: Alright, Alex, thanks for the interview! You can leave now. No cheesing off in my office, please. *smiles*

What’d you think? He’s a little cranky, but I still like him. He’s a great character write and I really love his backstory. Let me know what you think of him down below!

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Five Magic Spindles // A Review

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Hello all! I just finished this fabulous collection of stories, so I thought I share my review! All spoilers are in white text. 🙂

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INITIAL RESPONSE
Okay, now what am I supposed to do with my self?

THE MAN ON THE BUCKSKIN HORSE
Initial Response
Emma is absolutely hilarious!

Emma, a good-hearted midwife, rushes to warn a neighbor about the hired gunman headed to his ranch but can’t prevent the catastrophe in store for his daughter.

High Lights
– I really love the setting in this story. The old west is always a fun place to write about.
– Emma is actually my favorite in the whole world. Really. (Although, I was kinda picturing her older than she actually was…?) Her internal monologue is yes.
– Rosalind is the perfect choice for a sleeping beauty. She’s so gentle and quiet and I really loved her in that role.
– Palmer. Enough said. Surgeon/Gunman that is also incredibly sweet and gentle. What’s not to love?
– Victor is actually pretty awesome too. He will stop at nothing to ensure that Rosalind is safe. I love strong familial relationships.
– …VICTOR AND EMMA. Totally adorable couple!!

Low Lights
– Mrs. Mortimer is basically the bane of my existence. She is so preposterously horrible, I just can’t. (Which, I realize is what the author was going for, but still.)
– Yeah. That’s all I got.

Conclusion
This may be one of the shorter stories in the book, but it is ADORABLE and AWESOME. Palmer is the nicest person on the planet and I could relate to Emma in scary amounts. This is a great kick-off for the anthology!

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ out of ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

GUARDIAN OF OUR BEAUTY
Initial Response
CAN I GIVE NERIYA A HUG OR SOMETHING. PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

Palli, the prophesied daughter of a king, is fated to rescue her people from the destruction called forth by a vengeful priest.

High Lights
– This is such a creative idea!! That Palli can still see what’s happening around her and even interact with people even though she sleeps. YES.
– Palli is such a brave main character. I love how actually nice she is. I mean… she helps some freaky golden-eyed woman get some food. I would be running the other way if I were her.
– NERIYA. He is literally the bravest man that there ever was in the history of ever. Seriously. Giants? No problem. Snakes? Scorpions? Nope, this guy just keeps going. Insane evil sorcerer? COUNT ME IN.
– The world-building is amazing! It’s not an easy thing to incorporate into a short story, but the author does it so amazingly well. I really got a feel for where I was and felt entirely immersed in the story.
– Perakha is goals as a mother. Just saying.

Low Lights
– Ashui annoyed me to no end. I found myself glaring at the page whenever she was around. (Again, that was the point, but still.)
– Shokorru was SO. FRUSTRATING. *shakes head* I couldn’t stand him.
– Likewise with Etlu-kashid.

Conclusion
I LOOOOVED this story!! The setting was wonderful, the characters delightful (for the most part 😉 ), and it was an all-around fabulous read. BRAVO!

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ out of ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

THE GHOST OF BRIARDALE
Initial Response
*hugs story forever and an eternity*

Roselee, a ghost with a faulty memory, flits through the halls of an insane asylum in search of the mortal boy who can help her save the day.

High Lights
– WHERE TO BEGIN.
– FRANZ. He’s an adorkable little honey roll that is actually really smart and knows things and is a logical bean. He’s wonderful, in short.
– Roselee is a poor little ghoul that is in dire need of a hug and some hot chocolate. I sympathize with her A LOT.
– CRETE AND EIDOR ARE THE BEST THINGS OF ALL THE THINGS OKAY.
– Paisley is actually really sweet and I feel kinda bad for him, poor thing. …I personally think he’s too good for Maralyn. Like, really.
– The magic system was really well thought out and it made SENSE. I loved it.
– Kingdoms on pins are pretty awesome.
– Also, …THAT CLEVER BIT WHERE FRANZ SAVES SAID KINGDOM, making him a True Hero?! YES.
– I actually really liked the setting. What with it being an insane asylum, I thought I wouldn’t like it as much as I did. But LOVE IT I DID.
– The three fairies. So. Much. Yes.

Low Lights
– Lady Mara is the perfect personification of evil. Which naturally means that I hated her to the utmost ends of the earth. …I honestly wished the Slavering Swamp Beast had accidentally killed her or something. Am I a bad person?
– Um…yeah, I can’t think of anything.

Conclusion
POSSIBLY MY FAVORITE STORY OUT OF THIS COLLECTION. You really just need to read it to understand. It’s epic, to say the least.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ out of ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

SPINDLE CURSED
Initial Response
EDMOOOOOND.

*ahem* Yes. Edmond is delightful. Quite so.

Arabella, a living spirit trapped in her own comatose body, helplessly watches from the realm of dreams as her usurping cousin plots to destroy her once and for all.

High Lights
– Well, Edmond, duh.
– …
– What else is there to speak of?
– Oh, okay, well, I really like Martin too. He was great.
– Arabella is SO. BRAVE. If I were stuck in a tower for a hundred years, I would totally go insane. I mean, I already am insane, so that probably wouldn’t help matters.
– Lona is the perfect crazy fairy who kinda doesn’t make sense but is still so lovable and hilarious. She’s great.
– DRAGONNNNNNNN. I loves it.
– But seriously, back to Edmond, he’s awesome. He can fight like nobody’s business, (I LOVED all the fight scenes), and he’s the picture of chivalry.
– Can I have him? XD

Low Lights
– Lady Rhoswen is absolutely despicable.
– Nicol too. I dislike him so much. …I wish he’d stayed a frog.
– Nothing. A story with Edmond in it can’t have low lights.

Conclusion
Characters were fantastic, (I really like Edmond, in case you couldn’t tell), setting was super neat, and it was just such a fun little read!!

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ out of ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

OUT OF THE TOMB
Initial Response
Tomb raiders! Sci-fi tech! Long asleep princes! YES!

Tanza, a tomb raider on a distant planet, struggles to make a living and doesn’t need a long-lost prince to complicate her difficult life.

High Lights
– AUREN, FIRST OF ALL. He’s so innocent and confused and I loved him so very muchly.
– Tanza is epic and doesn’t need any help whatsoever. (Haha, just kidding, she needs MAJOR help, but she’s still awesome.)
– I loved how the roles were switched, (it’s a sleeping prince, instead of a princess). I thought it a very fascinating twist.
– Auren’s…out-of-it-ness. XD …He wakes up like a hundred years in the future and has absolutely no idea about anything. I don’t know why this entertains me, but it does. Immensely. XD
– I really loved the concept of virtue names. It was a neat little world-building bit.
– Auren and Tanza need each other. Really badly. …And I’m SUPER glad they didn’t die. ‘Cause, you know, that would ruin the whole being together thing.

Low Lights
– Keffer made me super mad most of the time. …Especially when he SELLS AUREN to BERIMAC. *growls angrily* … Which brings me to…
– Berimac. I cannot even begin to express how annoyed I was with him. He’s nothing but a cowardly old buzzard that cares nothing for anyone but himself. Needless to say, I disliked him immensely.
– But yeah, other than that, I got nada.

Conclusion
Auren is my favorite, Tanza is an adorable little spitfire, and basically this story was a whole lot of YES. A perfect way to end this collection.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ out of ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

CONCLUSION
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO END?! I WANT MOOOOOORE. *cries* I really loved this collection so very much and I’m so glad I own it in paperback so I can hold it and be a happy little bookworm. I highly, HIGHLY, recommend this book. (I also recommend the other two collections by Rooglewood as well. They are AMAZING.)

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ out of ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

That’s the review! I hope you enjoyed and tell me down below if you’ve read or are planning to read this AMAZING collection! ^_^

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Pitiful Prose // Villain Mayhem

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Hello guys! So, I’ve decided to make this a monthly thing (at least for a while), sharing with you my not-so-great early writing years. I hope I can make you laugh, or at the very least give you an idea of how NOT to write. XD

“Come with me Madsha. Can I call you Madi? Madsha is kind of a mouthful, don’t you think?”

I had never conversed with a villan, but I just nodded.

“Well? what do you think?” he pressed with an all Villany accent.

“Yes.” I replied curtly “very long.”

He didn’t say anything for a moment, but then broke the silence with the jangle of his key to his lair.

Yes! Now that we were in, I was free to go whenever, But I want to see what he has planned.

“OK now, Madi, give me everything you’ve got.”

“What do you mean?”

“You know, bag, tools, food perhaps? Cheese preferably?”

“Look, I don’t have any cheese if thats what your looking for.”

“What?”

“I said, I don’t have any cheese!” I almost shouted. And with that I snapped the ropes and ran away.

But he didn’t try to chase me or anything. Whats going on? Something tells me this is all an act. And that Jackal is trying one of his newest schemes.

I walked Down the road. Well, I guess I might as well find a place to stay since I’m Obviously not leaving anytime soon. But even if I could leave I would have to stay and stop whatever Jackal was trying to pull off.

I kicked a rock and it went farther then I wanted it to. Up ahead, I saw an Inn. I hope they take coins.

“Hello, may I help you?” said the Innkeeper.

“Um, yes, I need a room for 5 days.” That should hopefully be enough.

“All right, lets see, any openings for 5 days….”

I glanced at the guestbook.


Jack Al – 5 days


This meant 2 things for me. I had to be watchful, and I had to watch out!

“Alright miss, that will be 20 dollars.”

Great. Now what? I need to watch Jackal. Whatsoever the matter. “Um, I don’t have that much, but maybe I can earn my keep? Maybe help around the Inn, work at the desk?”

“I think thats a great Idea. You can start in the Cellar. Its awfully messy down there.” And with that he shoved a mop and bucket of water in my hands and walked away.

I silently looked for the Cellar. I guessed it was an old, rust door, so I listened for creaks. None.

Wait, there it is! Finally.

Wow its cold, musty and dark in here, although, I feel a strange sense that someone was or Is in here.

Well, on to work. I could probably take on any monsters down here.

“Hello, Madi.”

I whirl around, mop in hand, and see who but Jackal showing off his latest invention.

“What are you doing here, and why does Dr. Nefarious know about me.”

“Because, I need him for my plan.”

At this point, I just…I couldn’t go on. It was too painful. XD I hope you enjoyed this silly little snippet and I hope you have a wonderful May!

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