Pirates DEBUNKED // Common Misconceptions about Pirates, Ships, and Swashbucklery


Hello guys! So, today’s post is going to be a little different. I’ve been working on a project of mine that you might remember from previous posts called Sciamachy. It’s a fantasy novel with magic, vast icy wasteland, and pirates.

And, being the procrastinator that I am, instead of actually writing the thing, I’m doing research about pirates. Because why not, you know?

So, here are a few interesting factoids I thought you might like to know. Also, enjoy the gratuitous Pirates of the Caribbean gifs. ^_^

Pirates rarely buried their treasure

Pirates knew that their lifespans probably weren’t the…longest, so they usually tried to spend all their money as soon as possible. And sometimes, the loot wasn’t gold or silver, it was clothes, food, or animal hides. Wouldn’t really want to bury that, huh?

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Although, there are exceptions, Captain Kidd, being the most common example.

They had rules and regulations

In order to be a part of the crew, there were usually very strict rules you had to agree to before you were let on. Things like how loot would be divvied up, how to treat your fellow mates, and things that were forbidden onboard the ship.

Johnny Depp Pirate GIF

They didn’t walk the plank

The idea of ‘walking the plank’ was first mentioned in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe. In reality, pirates almost never made their prisoners walk the plank.

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If they were going to kill their prisoners, they weren’t going to waste any time getting it done…

There were women pirates

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Though rare, there have been female pirates. Just take Anne Bonny and Mary Read for example.

Piracy was better than the alternative

Most pirates became pirates just for the sake of going on exhilarating adventures and because they actually enjoyed being outlaws, right?

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huge majority of pirates were actually honest sailors who quit their jobs because the conditions were just too awful. Next to no pay, risking your life everyday out at sea, shackled to the ships walls below…  And many men were sailors only because they were kidnapped by the British Navy and were forced to work for them.

So if you were living in these conditions and a band of ‘rebellious pirates’ came to overthrow your ship, wouldn’t you want to join them?

Pirates didn’t say ‘Arrgh!’ very often

All the ‘arrgh matey!’ and ‘avast ye landlubbers!’ is thanks to Hollywood. Pirates most likely spoke in a manner similar to British sailors (since that’s what most of them were).

Guess that kind of ruins Talk Like a Pirate day…

Johnny Depp Pirate GIF

Being a pirate was often pretty boring

Being a pirate wasn’t all sword-swinging and plundering. Most of the time, it was really, really boring. Staying out at sea for days on end, searching for ships to pillage, it got old pretty fast.

So to amuse themselves, pirates drank, gambled (though sometimes that was forbidden), sang, danced, and put on plays.

Pirates Of The Caribbean GIF

Did you learn anything new? I should probably be writing right now, but… Research is important too, right? 😛 Do you think this would make a good series? Let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this down below!



My 2017 Recap


Well guys, it’s that time. 2017 has come to an end and 2018 looms ahead. Anyone else shocked at how fast this year has flown by? No? Just me?


The writing scene has been interesting this year, to be sure…

// I finished editing Imprint and gave it a few close friends and family for a prescreening. I’ve only gotten feedback from one person so far, but hopefully the others will be able to finish and tell me what they think.

After that, I’ll go through their notes, do a teensy bit more editing, and then I’ll be sending it to some beta-readers!! *confetti, cheering, merriment* 😀 I don’t know for sure when I’ll be ready, but let me know down in the comments if there is the slightest bit of interest reading it over. 🙂

// I did JuNoWriMo for a third (fourth…?) time! It was really fun because I decided to go rebel and work on several different projects. I wrote a total of 36,227 words that June! Even though I didn’t win, it was still really great finally getting some of these ideas in my head into rough outlines. 🙂

// I also attempted to do NaNoWriMo again! Though I fared much less successfully than JuNo. I had been going back and forth about what idea to go with, so I ended up deciding on writing a Snow White retelling for the Rooglewood Press Contest.

Well. That didn’t work out.

I think I was just so burned out from work and other matters that I just didn’t have the motivation. So I quit. Still a bit sad about that, but what’s done is done, right?

// Over the course of the year I came up with not one, not two, but FOUR NEW FULL FLEDGED IDEAS. And now I’m drowning in ideas help. XD

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Plot bunny invasion. Spoiler alert, that girl is ME. XD

Two of these ideas I shared with you back in June. Crown of Thorns and Pickpocket. They were only baby ideas then. Ha. Ha. Haha. HAHA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

The other two ideas will remain a mystery for now, though I will tell you that I’ve tentatively titled them The Ink Slinger and They Sit in Darkness. I’m so excited about them guys. But I should also probably work on all the things I’ve already started first. Just maybe. XD


RIP: The Novel, Literature, and Everything Else via Bookriot :: a tragic loss.

// I haven’t really announced this, I think I’ve mentioned it a few times in other posts, but towards the end of the summer I got a job at my local library! I work as an aide, shelving mostly, but also checking in books that come in the book drop and putting requested books that come from other libraries on the shelves. Some days are slow, while other days are WOW PEOPLE. XD I’ve gotten to know a lot of the regulars who come in though, and that’s nice. 🙂

// I got two new cousins this year! Two weddings last year, and now two new friends! 😀 For privacy, I won’t give their full names, but their first names are Jason and Jameson. They’re both boys and they are both adorable. ❤

// I watched a bunch of good movies this year! Some old for the first time and some new! A quick rundown:

Cars 3 | This was really, really good! I thought it was a perfect closing for the Cars trilogy. 5/5.

Spiderman Homecoming | GAH. I JUST. THIS MOVIE. TOM HOLLAND. *flails* SO. GOOD. 5/5.

Jumanji (1995) | I’ve always liked the book, but I hadn’t seen the movie up till now. Robin Williams did SUCH a great job! It was a really entertaining watch. 5/5.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Though I didn’t like this one as much as the first, it was still REALLY GOOD. It moved Peter’s storyline along nicely and I can’t wait to see these guys in Infinity War! 😀 4.5/5.

Thor Ragnarok | EASILY MY MOST FAVORITE MOVIE THIS YEAR NO JOKE. Though Spidey gets a close second. JUST. THE BANTER. LOKI. THAT EPIC DOCTOR STRANGE SCENE. *screams for 564984 years* 5/5.

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The Phantom of the Opera (2005) | I was recommended this movie by one of my coworkers and though there was too much singing for my taste (what was I expecting though, really?), it was still a solid movie. Phantom is so creepy… 3/5.

Divergent (2014) | Can you believe I hadn’t seen this movie yet? It was awesome. Four is awesome. Everything was just awesome. Yeah. XD 4/5.

Arrival (2016) | SO. FASCINATING. I loved this movie TO BITS. The atmosphere, the characters, the setting, it was all just so…fascinating. That’s the best word I can think for it. 5/5.

Nearly All the Bourne Movies (various release dates) | I’ve been watching these with a friend and they are SO. INTENSE. GOODNESS GRACIOUS. My favorite one so far has been the Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner. SO GOOD. 😀 4.5/5

Also, I just started watching Merlin and OH MY GOSH WHAT AM I GETTING MYSELF INTO. I just started season two but GOSH THAT SEASON ONE FINALE. EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO TO MELT INTO A PUDDLE. O_O

I love that gaius just let's him walk out when he says this!!!

// Reading scene was a bit weak this year. I read a grand total of thirty books this year. Sad, I know. But I’m not disappointed! Goodreads tells me that my average rating for the year was 4.5 stars. THAT’S PRETTY GREAT. It was the year of good books, I guess. XD

I won’t list all of the books, but here are a few high lights of the year:

Five Magic Spindles by various authors | LITERALLY SO GOOD. All the stories were so creative and AMAZING. 5/5.

Wires and Nerves by Marissa Meyer | I mean. It’s about Iko. And it has the whole Lunar Chronicles cast. What’s not to love? 5/5.

The Bright Empires series by Richard R. Lawhead | THIS SERIES GUYS. So beautifully descriptive and complex and witty and just EPIC IN GENERAL. 5/5.

Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans | So I’ve read the first three books so far and THEY’RE SO ADDICTING HELP ME. I’m itching to finish the rest of the books. SOON. O_O 5/5.

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine | On Goodreads this book has really been looked down upon for not being all that great. But I just LOVED IT. The twists were scream-inducing and the characters were so COOL. I don’t know why nobody likes it?? Like?? -_- 5/5.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon Hale | Okay, if that title doesn’t make you want to read it, I don’t know what will. There are footnotes. Three whole pages dedicated to names of squirrels. Text conversations with the Avengers. Still not convinced? 😉 5/5.


I haven’t even started watching Sherlock, but I love this so much. XD

Here are some nerdy stats you are all probably dying to see. XD

I wrote 70 posts this year! (Well, 71 counting this post. 🙂 )

My three most popular posts are my three Silmarillion posts which you can read here, here, and here.

I got 1,064 visitors, 134 followers388 likes, and 640 comments. (Also, a shout-out to my top commenters, Laurel, Deborah, Faith, and Abbey! You guys ROCK! ❤ )

I also have an announcement! This site is going to be going through a bit of renovation. Though I have grown to love the owls that I use as a profile picture and on my banner, I’ve decided that it’s time to retire them and bring in something new. I’m not entirely sure what that thing is yet, but it will be good, trust me. 😉

I’m also going to be redoing some of my pages at the top of the site, throwing some away and adding new ones.

And I’m learning to be very careful to only use stuff that is copyright-free, or that I’ve created on my own. I recently read an article (of course I can’t remember who wrote it now… XD ) about a blogger getting sued for copyright infringement, even though she had given credit and it put things in a whole new light for me. I’m going to step lightly now.

Goals for 2018

I really wouldn’t even call these goals, but I have to have something to go off of right?

My loose plans are to work on outlining a TON. I don’t think these ideas can stay in my head for much longer. I need to write them all out so my brain isn’t so strung up on details. XD


I have no plans to do JuNo or NaNo, but I’m not against it. I’ll have to see how open my schedule is at the time and decided from there.

And as a last goal, I really want to try and not put too much pressure on myself. I’ve found that I am VERY hard on myself and I don’t know when to stop. So if I need to take a hiatus, then I will. If I need to rework my blog schedule, then I will.

And that’s not just for blogging. Reading, writing, and life too.

We’ll see how well this works out. XD

Happy New Year, bloggers! I hope you have a wonderful 2018! Do you have any resolutions? Goals? Let me know down below!


A Spot of Christmas Poetry


Cookies baking in the oven, sweet smells wafting,

Happy faces waiting eagerly for the delicious treats.

Retro holiday melodies pouring from the radio,

Inciting dreamy waves of nostalgia.

Shiny bulbs dot the tree with sparkling color,

Treasured ornaments dangling from the branches.

Merriness fills our hearts, flooding us with joy and gratitude for

A child in a manger, our Lord and King,

Savior of the world, our first Christmas gift.


Christmastime is here.

The lights all aglow.

When all anger and hate disappear.

Christmastime is here.

When people are full of good cheer.

When Love was born a long time ago.

Christmastime is here.

The lights aglow.



Cold. Snowy.

Blowing. Howling. Stunning.

Whimsical. Magical. Grand. Glistening.



Beautiful paper

Covering a big box that

Holds a perfect gift.


Christmas is filled with candy canes, caramels, cookies,

carefree carolers, hot cocoa,

Christmas trees, covered in crystalline colors,

cranberry sauce, countless crowds,

cold, Christmas cards, candles at night,

candy if you’re caring, coal if you’re cross,

and Christ our King, Creator of kings.


Have a wonderful Christmas everyone! I won’t be posting the week of Christmas, so I’ll see you all in the coming year! ❤


A Much Needed Explanation // NaNoWriMo Week NONE


Hey guys! You’re probably wondering what’s wrong with me. I haven’t been updating my word count, I’ve been replying late to your blog posts, and I haven’t posted myself in a good while.

Well, this post is to answer all three of those questions!

As a lot of you know, I was planning on writing a Snow White retelling for the Rooglewood Press contest. It was set in the 1920s and had gangsters and mafia bosses and magic and epic-ness in general. XD

Well, I have to say, I love this story to bits and I would love to finish it someday.

But today is not that day.

I think part of the problem this month was just wasn’t in the right mindset. It seemed like work and family and life and writing was just coming at me in all different directions, and I couldn’t handle it. I couldn’t focus and my mind just wasn’t set on writing this month.

So, I probably won’t be entering my story in the contest, and I won’t be winning NaNo. I am SO GRATEFUL for all of your support and encouragement! ^_^ But I see now that I should’ve just given myself a respite this month, instead of just pushing through. And now I’m suffering the consequences. XD

So there’s my story. But enough gloom. Instead of wallowing in self loathing, I thought I would celebrate all you writers who are ACING IT at NaNo! I’ve seen all of you guys’ ideas and they just all sound so WONDERFUL AND I WANT TO GOBBLE THEM ALL UP. (Get it? Turkey pun? Thanksgiving? Oh, Thanksgiving’s over? …Oh.)



from Musings of an Elf

Christine!! ACK YOUR IDEA I JUST. *flails* Camera that takes pictures from the past? Creepy forest island? PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL JONAH? YES PLEASE. <333

from The Road of a Writer


Hayden!! Seriously, GO LOOK AT HER FIRST PARAGRAPH. *clutches heart* SO. GOOD. <333

from We’ll Be Fine

Laurel!! Your writing style is just so…*flails* AMAZING. THAT FIRST LINE. KELL. I JUST. Snippets please please please. <333

Mary!! Can I just? This line? “Getting involved in a murder plot was not how she thought her day would go.” *dies* I NEED THIS BOOK. <333

Savannah!! You little rebel. I BELIEVE IN YOU! <333

from A Writer’s Faith

Katie!! You do not know HOW MUCH I WANT A SUPERHERO NOVEL. O_O That blurb is EPIC-NESS IN A PARAGRAPH. I just want to fangirl over this novel so bad okay. <333

Also, all you lovelies who entered the Rooglewood Contest!!



from Sunshine and Scribblings


from Adventure Awaits


Tracey!! NORDIC-INSPIRED! I LOVE! Just, the names, the aesthetic, THE LOVELY CHARRIES. *sighs* I have a mighty need to devour this. <333

ACK, you’re all just so awesome! I’m so glad I’ve had the pleasure of meeting you all, and I just THINK YOU’RE ALL AMAZING. ^____^

Okay, wow, that was really gushy, where’d that come from… XD But it’s all true! You’re all doing so great! I’m rooting for you all! Also, how was your Thanksgiving? ❤


Temporary Schedule Changes // I Need My Sanity, Guys…

1484885598_fwd-arrowsHi guys! I’m so glad to be back from my mini hiatus, back in the blogosphere!

I do have an announcement though. And I hope this doesn’t cause too much of a stir. There are going to be a few (temporary!) changes here on my blog. For the duration of October and till the end of November, I’m only going to be posting every other week, instead of my usual once a week. I’ve been very worried about trying to prep for NaNo and it takes a load off my back not having to worry about getting a post up every week.

I’m working on a shiny new post as we speak and I will be back next week! I hope I haven’t let you all down, I’ve just been feeling really overwhelmed of late. This is only temporary, and I’ll be back to once a week come December. (Wow, it’s almost December already?! O_O)

And now, for your consideration:

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An adorable panda gif! 😀

Thank you all for understanding and I hope you’re having a glorious fall! ^_^


Mini Post // Small Hiatus


Hello guys! Just a quick announcement, I won’t be posting for the rest of September. I’m trying to focus on my writing, and coming up with content for this blog is distracting me from my goal.

But fear not! I will be back in October with posts, snappiness, and general mayhem. And, of course, I will still be reading and commenting on all of your lovely blogs. 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of September, fellow bloggers!


The 2nd Annual Silmarillion Awards // And the Winner is…


Welcome, one and all, to the second annual Silmarillion awards ceremony!! I thank you for attending, and I invite you to pull up a chair; relax; maybe even have one of the free cookies provided.

We had quite a turn-out this year! So many of you cast in nominations and seconds, and so many of you voted for your favorites. So, thank you again for all of your participation!

But enough from me. I think it’s time I introduced the man of the hour. Or rather…the hobbit of the hour. Ladies and gentlemen, give a round of applause to our presenter of the Silver Tongue Silmaril…

Bilbo Baggins of the Shire!

the hobbit an unexpected journey


Yes, hello, hello, thank you for having me present. You’re all too kind. *smiles* I must say, I was rather shocked when I was asked to present. I’m told this category of the awards is quite new this year, and I feel honored that I would be worthy of presenting.

Well, you are one of the most silver tongued people that I’ve ever met!

You flatter me. But that reminds me…would you mind terribly if I announced the winner in the form of a riddle?

Absolutely not!! That would be wonderful, actually!

Good, good, very well, then, I’ll do it. *clears throat*

I’m shiny like the moon, but only second best. I can be a dollar, but I’m not green. I am gray, but metallic. What am I?

And another…

I can taste, but I don’t taste good. I am often held, but never touched. I can cut like a knife, but I’m not sharp. I am wet, but I don’t rust. What am I?

There, we go. Put them together and we have our winner. How was that?

Wonderful! Can anyone guess the winner?


Yes? No? Well, Bilbo, those were fabulous riddles, but I think you might have to spell it out for the audience.

Oh, I suppose so. The winner of the Silver Tongue Silmaril goes to a man brimming with kindness. A man so loving, so caring, he would rather die than have his daughter harmed. With his natural love of words, his charming personality, and his magical voice, I present to you…

Silver Tongue from Inkheart!

Otherwise, known as Mo, which I will hereby call you, I present you with this lovely Silmaril. I couldn’t imagine a better person to have this award. Your name says it all.


Oh goodness…Thank you all so much! I can’t believe you would choose little me to be the winner. I’m nearly moved to tears. You’re all wonderful, thank you for your kindness! I will forever treasure this Silmaril!

You surely deserve it, Mo! And thank you Bilbo, for the lovely presentation!!

You’re very welcome, Madeline. I’m glad I came. I never expected to have so much fun. *smiles*

Thank you all for coming to this ceremony! Be sure to check out the other ceremonies going on at the other bloggers sites. A new one is posted everyday weekday until the 28th!

And for those of your curious what the result percentages were…

  • Silver Tongue from Inkheart – 33%
  • Puddleglum from The Chronicles of Narnia – 32% (Dear Puddlglum lost by one vote!)
  • The Florid Sword from The Wingfeather Saga – 13%
  • Eanrin from The Tales of Goldstone Wood – 13%
  • Leonard from The Tales of Goldstone Wodd – 8%

Well, what a great time! I hope you’ve enjoyed Bilbo’s presentation, and yay for Mo! Send your congrats to him down below! Thank you all again for participating! 😀


Silmarillion Awards // Voting Round!


Hello guys! And may I just say…WOW! Thank you all SO, SO MUCH for all of your nominations and seconds! It was a blast seeing all of you interact in the comments! 🙂

Also, shout-out to ALEX C. who won the giveaway included in my last post! Be sure to check your email, and congratulations!

Now, on to the voting! The top 5 nominees are…

Eanrin from The Tales of Goldstone Wood – Knight of Farthestshore and bard of King Ibudan, is a faerie of Rudiobus, able to shift between his two true forms, man and cat. He is famous across all realms for his poetic accounts of historical events and his tales of love – jilted and otherwise.

Lionheart from The Tales of Goldstone Wood – Also known as Leonard the Lightning Tongue, has always had a love for riddles and tomfoolery. His greatest wish was to become a court jester, and he did become one, but rather by accident. Him and Eanrin often butt heads with each other.

Puddleglum from The Chronicles of Narnia – Pessimistic might be the kindest descriptor. But in spite of his beliefs that it will start raining, that food that tastes good is bound to turn the stomach later, and his concerns that his companions may start knifing each other…you’ll not find a truer companion or guide. His words of wisdom may be a bit depressing, but that doesn’t make them any less accurate!

Silver Tongue a.k.a. Mo from the Inkheart trilogy – He’s a bookbinder that has the ability to bring fictional characters out of books and into the real world by reading aloud, therefore known to many as Silver Tongue.

The Florid Sword from The Wingfeather Saga – That mysterious swashbuckler, has some pompously magnificent monologue!

Now go vote for your favorites using ~> THIS LINK! Just remember: no voting more than once!

And, surprise, surprise! We’re doing something new this year! It is a scavenger hunt across the blogosphere! Your mission is to piece together the phrase running rampant across the other bloggers posts. Piece together the entire phrase and enter it in the voting form to be entered into a giveaway for this AWESOME grand prize!!

1 Grand Prize To Rule Them All


My snippet of phrase I give to you: Their radiance shone like the distant stars

Follow THIS LINK to find the next piece of the phrase…

Thank you guys for all of your nominations!! I’m so excited for voting round, and may your favorite character win… 😉


The 2nd Annual Silmarillion Awards // Nomination Round! {CLOSED}



Hello friends! Have I got a big surprise for you all! (Well, it’s not really a surprise since you probably read the title of this post…)

We are hosting our 2nd Annual Silmarillion Awards Ceremony!!! 😀

*cue applause, confetti, and general merriment*

I am so excited for this years ceremony! Many of the previous bloggers have returned to share in the festivities, but we also have two new bloggers joining us this year! Welcome Savannah and Kyle!

In case you’re new to this ceremony, here’s a little explanation:

The Silmarillion Awards have been created by DJ Edwardson and Jenelle Schmidt as a way to honor J.R.R. Tolkien as the Father of Modern Fantasy, open up a discussion about some of our other favorite fantasy works, and to have a ton of fun this summer.

When we started thinking about creating a sort of “Fantasy Oscars,” we found it difficult to fathom any award that wouldn’t be won by a character or item from The Lord of the Rings… so, to make things a bit more interesting, we decided to call them “The Silmarillion Awards” and have characters from LOTR and The Hobbit present the awards as examples of the ultimate standard for each award. Hopefully that will even the playing field a bit.

And here’s a gorgeous graphic done by the marvelous Deborah:



Nominate characters in the comments of each blog post. If someone has already nominated the character you would have nominated, you may either second that nomination, open a new nomination, or do both. We will be picking the 5 characters with the most “seconds” for the final voting period, so you may also “third,” “fourth,” “fifth,” etc any nominations you particularly like.

Here are the other bloggers links:


Wisest Councillor – Tracey

Least Competent Henchman – Kyle

Silver Tongue – Me!

Most Epic Hero – Abbey

Strangest Character – Savannah

Most Epic Heroine – Deborah

Most Mischievous Imp – Elise

Most Magnificent Dragon – D.J.

Most Loyal Friend – Zachary

Most Nefarious Villain – Jenelle


This year, I will be hosting the Silver Tongue silmaril here on my blog. Here is the criteria I’m looking for in this character:

The winner of the Silver Tongue silmaril should go to a character who held you rapt with their words. Their voice is full of riddles, wit, and a magic all their own. They hold you spellbound with their clever speech, leaving you wanting more. They are blessed with the gift of a silver tongue, and they wield it well.

The award will be presented by an individual who may be small, but his quick wit and clever riddles have helped him out of more than a few sticky situations.

Something new we’re doing this year is a GIVEAWAY! Here’s the link for you to enter your name in the drawing:


These are the lovely books you could win! However, the giveaway is only until July 9th, so enter soon!

Elle BurtonSongweaver's Vow


Just a few rules before I leave you to your nominating:

  • The Silmarils are LIFETIME awards, so previous winners cannot win them again. They may win them in a different category than before, but not the same. Since this is a new addition to the original lineup, there are no restrictions here.
  • No nominating LOTR or Hobbit characters. It would be quite awkward for them to have to present for themselves.
  • No nominating characters from your OWN books (if you’ve written any 😉 )!
  • In your nomination comment, if you could say what book the character is from, that would be very helpful to us.
  • And lastly, these are Fantasy awards, so nominations are only open to Fantasy characters. However, there is a bit of gray line running throughout all spec-fiction, so if you have a valid argument as to why your character is, actually, from Fantasy, I’ll allow it!

I think that about sums everything up! I can’t wait to see you go wild in the comments below! XD Just remember to have fun! GO FANTASY! ❤


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


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…

Image result for arthur showArthur

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!!

Image result for clifford the big red dog showClifford 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.

Image result for cyberchaseCyberchase

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.


Image result for dragon talesDragon 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


Image result for fetch with ruff ruffmanFetch! 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.

Image result for kim possibleKim 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

Image result for maya and miguelMaya & 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?)


Image result for pb&j otterPB&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!”


Image result for zoboomafooZoboomafoo

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. 🙂

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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!