Monday, October 30, 2017

Yates mill (I think???)

duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, GOOSE!!!
I disappeared.
I won't even try anymore.

A few months ago we went to Yates mill, (I think) with a bunch of homeschool friends, and I got lots of pictures. 

 lilypads. 🐸


 A snowy egret.
verrrrrrrrrrry tiny. look in the back.

 that's better.

A small friend of Daisy, and Ivy's legs there in the corner.  

There's the mill!

 Yeah....we were on the rocks. a LOT.

 The rocks!

The mill!

The water!

 The dam!
(anyone else thinking about Percy Jackson?)
We had a picnic on the rocks, and discovered a snake, and the fact that we didn't pack enough lunch. 

We found a tiny turtle. ♥🐢 

 The top of the dam.

The rocks were really fun to climb on. We climbed for a long time, while the mom's were talking, but than this lady came and told us we weren't allowed on the far side of the rocks, where we were climbing. hmph. 
So we climbed on different rocks.
 There were stairs going up the hill past the mill, (lol) and it had stone walls for railings. More precarious, and therefore more fun. 
(The flowers were growing by the path)

 There were some nice plants on top of the hill, as well as a door into the mill. (locked)

 There was also a little place to stand over the dam and water wheel.

And some cute little red flowers. 🌹

Until next time!
 What would you like to see more on this blog? Did you like the 
pictures? Have you ever been to a mill? 
Have you read any good books lately? 

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.



(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.