Monday, May 31, 2010

Meh....

I wish that everyone WOULD have to pay for Facebook as of August 15, 2010 so that this horribly addictive time waster/brain melter device would be obliterated, and I would have a good excuse to get rid of mine.

I'm contemplating not getting on facebook AT ALL for the entire summer. It's not as drastic as deleting my account, and people will still be able to get in touch with me through e-mail, if they have to.

I'd probably save myself an entire day - or two - of time if I decide to do it.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mmm...

1. I lost some clever lines last night when the internet failed to work and the computer failed to save what I had copied when I restarted it. I can't remember them, only that they were really good. Jack Sparrow epic-ness.

2. Reading/watching Romeo and Juliet. The DiCaprio version...I've seen the other one so many times. I like it. The soundtrack is a-m-a-z-i-n-g.



3. Painted outside with Dad all morning. It was fun, in a hot, sweaty kind of way.

Monday, May 24, 2010

LOST

1. I liked the Series Finale. A lot. No, that's not how I would have done it, but I like it. It's alright with me.

2. Except for one thing.

3. BEN DIDN'T GO INTO THE CHURCH!!!!! He should have. I'm not happy about that.

4. I have a great idea for a Ben t-shirt....now in the makings. I'll either design it on cafe press or buy a t-shirt and do it myself. It will be epic Benry.

5. Desmond could really be a great Doctor Twelve.... I agree with Mythopoeia on this. :)

6. Plans for a gigantic MUSE art project. It's actually prolly gonna be a painting. *Gasp* I haven't painted in forever. Not a good one, anyway.

7. Plans for a Sherlock Holmes art project. Not painting. Either pencil or ink or both. *gasp* on coffee stained paper. We'll see about that one....

8. Must stop blogging now.

9. Oh. NEW BOOKS! So much to do! This is why I must stop blogging now.

10. :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Never a day without a line of writing

I read this advice long ago in the same writing books for kids that inspired in me the passion for a good writer's notebook.


I wrote too lines today, and they go together in the same story. They were:

Har har. Too bad.


Brilliant. I could rival Shakespeare.

..........

Not really.

I found out that Doctor Who fanatics have a name. Whovians! I love it. I am a Trekkie as well. I wonder what Star Wars fanatics are called? If anyone knows, I'd love to know. Star Warriors? Haha, idk.

And now, I'm off for a shower. The best part of my day is the one or two times when my hair is sopping wet and partially tangled. I dislike my hair being dry. After that, a big, lovely snack and Lost with Dad. Wonder what happens this week...? ???? Something amazing, I hope.

I'm loving Season 5 of Doctor Who, but I'm only watching them as fast as BBCA puts them out - once a week. I'm only caught up to Flesh and Stone; if anyone has links, that'd be awesome. :)

Psych art project. Super secret. O.o

Has a Doctor Who bug at present - I need to get a holt of some books and work on drawing Doctor Eleven. I'd draw Doctor Ten, but my friend has already done two brilliant ones which I LOVE. Can't wait to see her second one completed!

Must look into photo shop.

Must consider Prismacolor art markers as b-day present.

Terrified about the idea of a SAT test.

Must stop blogging now. All this useless information. It's almost as bad as facebook....

Anna

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Story Sort of Day

Mmm...today it was wonderfully rainy outside.

It was a good day (unproductive as far as school went, but....after next week, things should slow down. Or I'll stop doing things to make it slow down.)

I was just thinking today in the car that when clouds settle over the world, stories do too. Who hasn't felt more creative on a cloudy day? Reading a good book, watching a good movie, burying yourself in an art project, writing a story - stories settle over the world on days like this and mix in the air. Thunder = the voices: laughter, screaming, talking, crying. Lightning = moments of heightened emotion or drama: love, hate, happiness, joy, sadness, death, life. Rain = the magic that ties it all together. It's the latin spells from Harry Potter, the elvish words of The Lord of the Rings, the music from Narnia, the sound of the Tardis, the stars in Star Trek and/or Star Wars, the wonder in every Steven Spielberg movie you've ever seen. It's the kiss in the romantic comedy. (Happens in the rain all the time). The mist is the mystery, the conflict, the villain, the hidden treasure, the alien, the adventure. You've got everything you need to be creative on a rainy day.

Romance, compassion, drama, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, action, comedy, plays, poems, novels, reality, short stories - it's all there. Just go find it. :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A plea for the lurkers...if I have any.

I wrote this post a long time ago, and only one person commented. This makes me think that all of my lurkers are cowards (haha, just kidding) or that I only have one reader that checks regularly.

Here's the old post (edited) - I'm asking again. If you're a blog lurker, just comment already, leave an anonymous comment if you want your identity to remain secret. (I won't publish most anonymous comments, but I will this time if you actually post something about short stories. ) Thanks! But my gratitude will be in vain if you don't comment. So make it worth while.


I want to get into short stories this year - as in, I want to read them and I want to write them.

Here's what I'm interested in:

Short stories that use the same characters over and over (like Sherlock Holmes)
Anything fantasy or sci-fi
Adventure/archeology type stuff
Any collection of short stories/vignettes/entries that are continuous and in the same book (parts of The Prestige are written in diary form)

But I'm also open to other things. Very open. Especially that stuff, but I want to read all kinds of short stories.

So if you are a lurker that rarely comments, now is the time to be heard! What are some of your favorite short stories or favorite writers of short stories? I like long comments. So leave long lists.

Anna

PS (me again, not the old post) I have actually started what I am going to call my first short story. I'm proud of it. It hasn't got a title yet, though.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Crazy

Crazy things *do* work. And even on the days they don't, it's something that something crazy was tried.