Saturday, October 14, 2017

Beautiful books 2017


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Hey everyone! 

So I was like, "lets post more!" and my laptop was like, "yes!" "but we're going on vacation!" I said, "then bring me!" my laptop said, so I brought it! and typed up this post! "now save and post!" I said, "LOL, no!" my laptop said! and proceeded. to delete. the post. 
Aaaaaaand decided to be wonky, so I couldn't get it to work until I got home. greeeeeaaaaaaat.
So sorry about that! And this post is for my nano project for this year, hopefully I can get it out of my head, so I can work on finishing my star wars fanfic novel. 

So, here are the questions!


1. What inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?
It's been simmering in the back of my mind for a loooooong time, but I thought of most of it one morning in the shower, and that afternoon I walked up and down the driveway, plotting. 

2. Describe what your novel is about!
Well, its about this girl, who's a bookworm, and ends up in a fantasy world, and gets a dragon. She goes to help rescue her new friend's brother, and later ends up saving the world. It's a little blurry, but I'm in the process of clearing it up. 

3. What is your book's aesthetic? Use words or photos or whatever you like!

4. Introduce us to each of your characters! 
The main character is 14 years old, and I don't have a name for her yet, but she has brown hair, glasses, and is, like I said, a bookworm. She's shy, and prefers to keep her mouth shut and observe before speaking. She's very attached to her dragon, and loves to fly with her. She's very caring, and will never leave anyone behind, even if she doesn't know them well. 
Aya (eye-ah) is her dragon. I'm not completely sold on the name, but it will do for now. Aya is very independent, rather bold and sarcastic. She's very protective of the main character, and would destroy the entire world to keep her safe. 
Mira is a tiny, sweet girl of 13. She's very kind and compassionate, also down to earth and prefers home to anyplace else. She quickly befriends the main character, and trusts her enough to ask for help to find her brother, when he appears to be captured by mountain trolls. (They find him...sorta.)  
Mira's brother doesn't have a name yet. He's 15, and his personality is kind of odd, but he pretty much just acts casual and confident about everything, and not much seems to rattle him. He causes a heck a lot of trouble though, for everybody. 

I need another character....but I'm not sure who else they need. 
Oh well, these will do for now. 

5. How do you prepare to write? (Outline, research, stocking up on chocolate, howling, etc.?)
A little bit of everything. Especially howling. 😆 

6. What are you most looking forward to about this novel? 
Finishing it.

7. List 3 things about your novel's setting. 
Deep forests, the dragon mountains, and a cliche evil fortress, a big black spiky castle with lots of lava. Like I said, it's cliche, but it serves its purpose. 

8. What's your character's goal and who (or what) stands in the way? 
My main character's goal is to help Mira get her brother back, or at least find out what happened to him. What stands in the way is about half the country, (it's along trip) and the fact that he's at the evil sorcerer's personal castle.......aaaaaand maybe the fact that he doesn't even want to be rescued.  *rubs hands together evilly* I told you he was trouble. 😸

9. How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel? 
By the end of the novel, she should be a budding warrior, and have heard at least a few tales of the legendary warrior, Charla seelom, and her dragon, Sheeril'la. (In book two she will have heard much more, and maybe figure out who she is, or maybe it will happen in book three. Not sure yet.) 

10. What are your book's themes? How do you want readers to feel when the story is over? 
Ooooh, my readers are going to be so mad! A nice happy ending- AND THEN THE EPILOGUE!!! *laughs evilly while thunder booms* 


I'm getting to be dangerous, folks.

Beware. 

😳

(better keep me away from Madi, or I'll get worse)😂

Well, I'll be off. See you later!

 Are you doing nanowrimo? What do you think of my book? Does your laptop/computer/device ever act wonky for no reason? 
Do you find it difficult to name your characters? 


Friday, October 6, 2017

A bunch of Istagram legos, ninja, and lego ninja!



Hey girls!
long time no see, huh? *hides*
I'm so sorry I haven't been posting, I don't even really have an excuse.
(unless you count school as an excuse)
Buuuuuut I'm back anyway! I have a few photography posts (none including dolls, unfortunately) but today I have some lego pics that I've posted on Instagram, but haven't shown on here. 🙂

Back in July, we went to the lego store for Wakko's birthday, and made custom minifigures. I made one to look like me, but they didn't have the right hair, so I picked the one she's wearing. For the sake of my sanity, I decided to call her Elena, which is my middle name. (Because its kind of confusing having a minifigure with your first name)

I took this photo on my birthday, and posted it with this caption:
 What a great birthday! I'm having an allergy attack, but cupcakes, a new doll outfit, a Lego set and sweet cards from grandparents make it all better. 🙂 also, mama said that she's shipping my new lego Lloyd and Elena, and I said "I know!" And all my siblings were like whaaaat?😂 

It was hilarious. 😁
I posted this photo before we went to South Carolina: 
 Elena: We're off to South Carolina!
Me: Elena, Lloyd, sorry, but you can't bring the car.
Lloyd; What??!!!
Me: I said you can't bring it. It's a long drive, and what if pieces break off? You wouldn't want that to happen, would you?
Lloyd: No...
Elena: But do we still get to come?
Me: Of course, but you're riding in the backpack. 
Both Legos: Oh noooo....

And this is the coke incident that Kit mentioned. 😛
Elena: How'd you manage to get up there? 
Lloyd: I'm a ninja, it's easy.
Elena: I'M a ninja to, and I'm not finding it easy!
Lloyd: You don't even like coke, so why do you want to get up here?
Elena: .....Just to say I can?
Lloyd: *laughs* tell you what, I'll help you get up if you get me a straw. 
Elena: You got a deal!  

Sometime after we got home, I got the idea for this pic:
Elena: This one?

Lloyd: No, the other one.
Elena: What, this one?
Lloyd: I think it's the one on the left.
Elena: That one? 
Lloyd: No, the one on MY left.
Snake goon: Can you hurry up? I wanna fight already!
Lloyd: Sorry, but not yet. I can't fight without some cool music.
Elena: It is universally acknowledged that a ninja can not fight without an amazing soundtrack.


And I recently posted this one:

And I haven't posted this one, so you're getting an exclusive peek. 😜

And I don't remember if I showed you these ones:


And the one that I'm using as a profile:

Aaaand we finished re-watching season 5 of ninjago, and I made a meme. (edit? idk)

And I think that's a good dose of legos, so we'll leave it at that. But don't worry! I won't disappear for a month again! 
until then,


How have you been? Have you done anything interesting? Which photo 
was your favorite? Do you watch ninjago? Do you have Instagram? 
Does it feel like fall yet where you live? We've had cool 
mornings but hot afternoons. 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

In which I, Kit, relate to you everything that has happened.



Hello, peeps! Kit here, come sit down on this comfortable chaise thing, just don't sit on mum, She's reading Harry Potter. Actually, go ahead and sit on her anyway, she probably won't notice. 
Wait, did I say mum??? Harry potter must be affecting me. 😳
Besides that! We are currently back in August, in a rented house, South Carolina, the day before the eclipse, whose date I can't be bothered to remember. We came with my mom's Oma, and two of Oma's friends; miss Jade and miss Julia. Miss Jade has seven grandchildren, and she told us about lego land, I really want to go! Though if we do go, mom better bring me. Miss Julia is a favorite of Daisy, Wakko, and Bubbles, she pushes them on the swing, and listens to their long rambly stories. And Oma is Oma, so nice. 🙂
(When mama graduates high school, Oma might take her on a trip! She better bring me then!)

 Its a very nice house, living room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, a deck, and this little screened-in porch. 

This picture didn't turn out how I wanted it to be.
Oh, and do you like my outfit? I got it for my birthday, which we celebrated right before we left. And actually, mom read That Harry potter book she's reading (it's The half-blood prince) on the drive here, then when we got here, she explored and then started reading it again, which she's doing now. My mom is very weird. She said she needed to be able to remember all the questions that are going to be answered in the last one. She also says its really good, but whatever they find out in the next one, she's never forgiving Snape. 

ooooh, this photo turned out much better!

There was an old car shed-thing in the back, it had a broken fridge in it, and this empty window that look out to this red crepe myrtle. 

Focus on me....

And on the plant...
hmmm, not quite.

Should I make one of these my new profile photo?
💙

Here is a lovely view of half the back yard. The front yard was really tiny and messy, but the back is big and nice- in care and looks. 🙂



There were some cute pink flowers growing along the fence on the other side of the yard. 🌼




Look! I discovered a secret staircase under the deck!

ALL HAIL THE GREAT EXPLORER KIT!!!
Then I go hot, and went back inside. I relaxed, and read Harry Potter over mama's shoulder. 😛

Then it was time for bed, and I changed, brushed my teeth, and grabbed my book to read before going to sleep. And yes, that is Unfogging the future. I have studying to do.

I wanted the chaise, but mom made me a bed on the floor with a few of the many pillows. There were like 8 of them! (I also got mom's throw blanket. It was very comfortable.) 

The next day was the day the actual eclipse happened. Mama had finished her book, and the whole family spent most of the day out, so I settled down on a pile of pillows and watched out of mama's eyes. Did anybody tell you that we dolls can do that? We may not have told you, but it comes in handy when you go to see a movie that we want to see, but you didn't bring us with you. 😡 Ahem. They went to a cute little deli, and used an adorable old coke machine that sold cokes for a dime, came back for a quick lunch, and then went to the playground down the street. Mama doesn't like coke, so I got in an argument with a pair of impertinent legos over who got to drink the coke. Whatever they tell you, know that I won. (no, no, I would never exaggerate) 
Anyway.
So I watched them walk to the playground, and miss Julia taught them how to play 'crocodile' where one person has their eyes closed, and they have to find everybody else. Everybody else can only stay on the playground equipment, and they get in corners, hang off, and climb on the outside to try to stay out of reach of the croc. The croc has their eyes shut, but they can go on the equipment and the ground. Grand-dad, (Mom's dad) made everything harder, like knocking on the bars where someone was standing, so then the croc would find them. Or picking up some of the littles when the croc was getting close, and carrying them over to a different part of the playground. But besides that, it was really fun. 🙂

Ivy and Thorin were jumping off the swings, not very high, but comparing landings and distance when mom was making commentary, acting as if they were in the Olympics. Then while the rest of the kids were checking out their new solar eclipse glasses, mama tried jumping off the swing. It wasn't that bad, but the swing had barely been moving so she tried again, going a little higher this time. Also not bad, but almost fell over. She got more confident and tried again, going at a nice comfortable pace. She landed---aaaaaand fell over backwards, getting sand in her pockets. How does Ivy do it? She usually looks like she's about to fall forwards, and Thorin lands like a sailor without his sea legs, but he stays upright. Well, mom tried it again, and this time when she landed one leg slid forward while the other slid back, and she ended up on one knee, with a hand on the ground, and the other in a dramatic flare. I was quite impressed, while mama stayed in that position for a moment, trying to figure out how she did that.
So mom, Thorin and Ivy kept practicing their jumping, pausing frequently to check on the moon's progress. It looked like a small puddle of melted cheese with a bite taken out of it.

But when it got dark was when it got really cool!
So all this time, you can't see a difference unless you have the glasses on. But then in the last thirty seconds before the sun is completely covered, it looks a little dimmer, like just before sunset. And you lay back and look at the sun though your glasses, and you can SEE the moon moving over the last sliver. And your glasses go dark so you pull them off and lo and behold! Its as dark as night, the street lights have turned on, the temperature has gone down, and there's a big black hole in the sky, ringed with a glow of light. Its SO cool. And you get to admire it for about two minutes, and then this little speck of light shows up in the corner, and it spreads a line of light cutting the dark circle in half, and it looks like the death star. 😛 And you're taking glances through your glasses at the re-appearing sun, but you're mostly just watching everything get brighter around you, its like watching the sunrise that you didn't get to watch this morning because you slept in. Oh wait, that was mom who slept in, not me.
But boy, was it awesome.
It was also awesome getting to eves drop on my mom's thoughts, even if they were mostly about sewing. Well, earlier they were about ninja, which was fun, but then she started thinking about sewing ninja suits, and she started thinking about patterns, and seams, and where could she buy black linen. I mean, come on. 😑
Anyways, I've talked for quite a bit, ad nothing interesting happened after that, (We went home the next day) and I'm hungry. See you later!




Well peeps, lets chat it up! Did you see the eclipse? Have you every played 
crocodile? Which of those photos should be my profile? How did you
 like The half-blood prince? Or have you not read it yet?
 How cool are your landings when you jump off the swing?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CWWC #8 (last one)





Hey everyone! I'm so sorry I didn't write the last one, and I have no excuse. 😕 But I'm doing this one. 😃

Loren, thank you so much for hosting this! It was fun. 🙂 I used all three prompts, and placed them where I used them. 

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I stepped inside the gas station, greeted by a warn blast of air that melted the snow off my coat and hair. It was empty, not strange, considering this time of night, except for the cashier, a bored looking blonde woman with bright pink eye shadow. 
I walked up to the counter, and she blew a large green bubble of gum, popping it as I reached her. "Whadda ya want?" She asked indifferently. 
"Well, I got lost, and I would like to know where I am please."
"And why should I care? No one stays in the Valley for very long. Why should I help ya leave?"  
thevalley
"Maybe they would stay longer if you were a little more polite." I muttered to myself. Luckily, she had chosen this moment to pop another bubble, so she didn't hear me. "So, is that this place's name? Valley?" 
"Yeah."
"I've never heard of it."
She snorted. "O'course ya haven't."
I was getting frustrated. "How do I get out of here?"
"There's a freeway exit around here somewhere, probably towards the north. Now listen hon, are ya leavin'? Or are ya goin' ta jabber all night?" 
I gave a small sigh. 
"Thank you for your help." I turned and walked out the door, I could hear her snort again behind me, and the sound of another popping bubble as I opened the door. I stepped out, instantly enveloped in a cold blast of winter wind. I shoved my hands deeper into my pockets, trying to retain some warmth. As I shuffled out to my car, I saw a blurry figure bent over the hood. What? Who is that, and what are they doing to my car? It's my only way out of here! I picked up the pace, but by the time I got there, the blurry figure was gone. The light snowfall has already given my car a dusting, and I see words written on the windshield: we should talk
Writing Prompt
I stand there, confused. How am I supposed to talk to them, whoever it is, if I don't even know who they are? And if I could find them, how do I know that they aren't really kidnappers? Then I notice a piece of paper tucked under the window wiper. It's a brochure for a hotel, I recognise it, we have one back home. It's large, popular, and safe. There's also directions, it's about 30 miles from here. I brush the snow off the windshield and get in the car, I could use some sleep. And this hotel sounds just about perfect. And if I find that person, maybe I'll talk to them.
Just maybe.   

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Ok, no more writing, don't worry, though Loren has kept me very busy with that. 😄 The next post will either be some pictures of the dolls ready for hogwarts, or Kit's account on where we went. 
Have a beautiful day!
bye,


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

CWWC #6




Loren, I used all three prompts, and placed them where I used them.

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A young woman was running. She didn't spare a glance for the sign propped against a tree:
DONT GO IN THE WOODS


As she ran, she looked behind her. People were coming into sight, shouting, carrying torches and swords. The young woman kept going. "I don't want you to find me yet." She muttered to herself. "Preferably never."
She slowed down to a walk, the woods had gotten thicker. There were no birds singing, just an occasional crow. As she pushed past thorny bushes, she grumbled to herself about wearing wedges. "Worst pair of shoes ever." "Why am I wearing these things again?" "I should go barefoot instead." "But then, some shoes are better than no shoes." A snarl tore the air, and she froze. She slowly looked about her, and her eyes lit up when she spotted a tree with branches close to the ground. But then she glanced back at her shoes and looked despairing. They were rather tall wedges, and held on with several buckled straps. Her face said that there was no way she was getting those off in time to climb. Another snarl, and she noticed a pair of glowing green eyes in the shadows. "Oh dear." It didn't matter if she could climb of not. It could climb as well. Then a 'thwap!' and a yowl, and the eyes disappeared as a large animal ran off. The young woman turned around, and saw a young man dressed in green and brown, lowering his bow.  "Ethan!" She cried, clearly delighted. 
"Helen, what are you doing here? Are you all right?" He asked, a look of concern on his face. "Well... I really don't know." She said, looking troubled. "I was at the market, and then I heard the strange horn again, and this time they all decided to arrest me, so I ran, and I'm really tired, these stupid shoes are killing my feet, and what about my family? I don't know whether they're being affected by the strange horn, or if the villagers are arresting them as well..." She started to cry, and Ethan came over and hugged her. 
"It'll be alright," He said, "I'll take you home, and then go check on your family." Helen nodded, her tears slowing. Ethan picked her up, and carried her, while she gazed out behind them, thinking, wondering, and remembering things that only she knew about.


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That was a little short and odd, but oh well. Expect a more interesting post soon! (that is, as soon as I finish reading harry potter)
Bye,


Saturday, August 19, 2017

CWWC #5




(come on girls, the shire is winning! step it up!)

*pants*

I'm getting tired
Mentally tired. 😛
But anyway, here's my story.
Loren, I used all three prompts, and placed the pictures where I used them.

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I hurried down the hall, unsure of where I was, or how I got there. I had curled up on the sofa at home, letting my mind wander, and then woke up here. It was very strange, and I wasn't sure whether I was dreaming or not. I had passed rooms full of old book, rooms of odd contraptions, and rooms full of glowing bottles. I glanced into another room and gave a start. 
Execution of the butterfly
A young man stood there, blind folded, wrists bound, and what where those on the wall behind him? Bones? Wing bones? No, no, they must be branches. But who would put branches like that on the wall? And then stand in front of them? I shook my head and continued. 
I walked outside and gasped.
The landscape was incredible. Mountains, beautiful waterfalls, and- gulp. And very far fall. And out on a rocky outcrop was a person in a cloak. "All this weirdness," I muttered. "and then there's you."
rainydaysandblankets: “ And Then You // Greg Laswell ”
I did not want to deal with this. I turned, and started making my way down the mountain. It was very narrow and steep, and as I scrambled onto an overhang, I slipped-
I screamed- and I woke up, whacking my head on the floor. I sat up, rubbing my head. Thank goodness it was only a dream.

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That was terrible. 🙈
Well, I'm off. I also won't be back for a bit, so I might miss cwwc #6. But when I get back, Kit will have a post for you!
Bye,
What did you think of my story? Do you think that first prompt is weird? 
Kind of cool, but still really weird. Me and my siblings just binge 
watched most of ninjago season 3 last night. Have 
you ever done something like that?