Sunday, July 15, 2007

A-hem, A-hah, and et cetera

A-hem, A-hah, and et cetera.
It was Tigger that said that, not me. Very original line, if you ask me. For the moment, my mind is a bit blank on what to write, but let me freewrite for a minute; that'll probably get me going.
Well, let's see; I did have a freewrite beginning, but that went blank. No, wait, it came back.
I was just thinking how maybe I won't have anything to say on the blog anymore because I have been using all my writing for my book. All my ideas and thoughts have been trapped in the green journal lately. (Although I have an immense amount of journals, the green journal is where most of my ideas go. The blue floral denim gets stuff like character sketches and book ideas for later stories in the series, and I recently made a notebook for one character. For writers and artists: An artist can never have too many sketchbooks, and a writer can never have too many notebooks or journals. Basically the same thing, although I prefer journals or notebook journals to plain old notebooks unless....never mind. I like both.)
The green journal gets most of my good story ideas and character thoughts (unless it is an official character sheet) and I am about to run out of room in it, so I'll get the joy of picking out another one. I'm sorry. This must be a very boring one, reading about what my writing journals look like. Really. Sorry. I'll try to get more interesting...as a writer, stuff like this is all so fascinating to me, but nobody has a mind like mine, so they might not see what could be so fascinating about it. Being a little artistic helps....there I go again!!! Okay really this time.

Hmm. A review? Okay yeah.
Movie Review:
A little over a week ago, my parents and I went to see Nancy Drew. I was impressed. I suppose I didn't know what to expect, but I found it very entertaining, and I liked Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew. Also the guy for Ned Nickerson (Max somebody, forgot his last name. something long I think; he was the creeper in the Pacifier.....)
for those who have read the books, the movie isn't really like it. Nancy Drew is far more innocent and sweet in the movie than she is in the books. Nancy is a strong, independent girl in the books, but she isn't quite as 'perfect' as Emma Robert's portrayal of Nancy Drew. Ned Nickerson was definitely not as shy and awkward in the books, but I personally like the shy, awkward, Max Somebody Ned Nickerson better.
Since this Nancy Drew movie is set in modern day, several changes were made; a couple new characters were introduced that I never noticed before. Corky was a lovable, rather fat little 12 year-old that got a minor (maybe it was major) crush on Nancy at the beginning and made friends with her soon after a trick he unsuccessfully tried to play on her. Corky was a good character....I liked him a lot, and I think he added a lot to the movie. He was very funny too; no, no, don't ask me his name either, I don't know who it is. I mean I know who it is, I just know that person's name.......anyway. I think Nancy Drew is a definite must see, especially for teenagers and moms, though I think some dads and maybe even boys would find Corky and Ned enjoyable, as well as the humor. So Dads, take your wives and daughters to see....it was really good. Or Moms, go by yourself or take you daughters. Or Daughters take your moms. OR.....single woman, take yourself. (LOL!!!)
Funny, right?
I give Nancy Drew a 4 1/2 stars out of 5......
so thanks for dropping by, TTFN!!!!
Anna Elizabeth Hedges

Monday, July 2, 2007

Hello, Readers!

Hello, bloggers!
I don't have a particular subject planned to write about. Maybe a free write...
Can you believe that it is July? It is amazing to me. About a month ago, I was staying at my grandparent's house, since my cousins were there, drawing, watching movies, and sending text messages to my poor friend. I say poor because my cousin was doing the texting; she said something like 'awsome cousin' in one of them. Poor friend.
Day after tomorrow is Independance Day. I better know it as the 4th of July, honestly. Independance Day sounds too historical.
Hmm, what else?
Have you ever walked outside when it is dark, and looked at the full moon? It is really a lot of fun. Here we go. On a nice roll here. Dark reminds me of scared, which reminds me of a conversation a friend and I were having the other day. I pointed out that it was really fun to be scared. In ways, it is. It is always fun to hear a ghost story or read a suspense novel, or watch a thriller. Even if you regret it later.
Which I do a lot. I remember when I first watched the Village, I was scared to death that night. All alone, no lamp on, no light, no fan. I always sleep with a fan. Strange room, strange house. And Those-We-Don't-Speak-Of lurking somewhere in a dark corner. I would hardly breathe, hardly move. My eyes were wide open though. Watching for them. I once heard tell that kids love to be scared. Let me rephrase that: Kids love to be scared together. Being scared by yourself is terrifying. I was just thinking the other day how sometime I ought to just do what I am afraid of. (Like go outside, by myself or with few others around at night.) I would only do this in a safe area, and if somebody knew where I was. I am not as dumb as I look. I tell my friends that all the time. But then, when it gets right down to doing something that is safe, but something you are also afraid of, you are too scared to do it, no matter how brave you are doing the day. If you are with somebody else, in the dark, it isn't as scary. Just some random thoughts. My thoughts personally, on scares.
Anna Elizabeth Hedges