Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dog Food

Okay, so you've just read the title, and you're a little wierded out.  "'Dog Food?'" you exclaim, slightly worried.  "This won't be some metaphorical nonsense about a dog, I hope.  Metaphorical dogs are overrated," you say, as you suddenly harbor silent doubts as to exactly what "metaphorical" means and if you used it correctly.

Fear not, dear reader!  (Yes, I just called you "dear."  You got this far, an endearing term is justified.  Hug?)  I do actually have a story regarding dog food, y'know, those little dried kernels that domesticated dogs are commonly fed by their owners for sustenance.

Okay, now onto my story.

I should preface this by saying that my baby sister, Kiara, likes to eat the dog's (Holly's) food.  I joke that they have an agreement: they share each other's food.  When Kiara is up in her highchair or wandering around the house, she'll share with Holly, and Holly in turn lets Kiara eat out of her dog bowl.

My mom was in the laundry room the other day (that's where Holly's food and water bowls are, as well as her bed) doing something with the laundry.  I don't think she was folding it; she was probably sorting it or moving it from washer to dryer or something.  Exactly what Mom was doing with the laundry is besides the point.

Anyway, as Mom was working with the laundry, she heard some rustling, the kind of rustling that is characteristic of Kiara poking around in the dog food.  So, my Mom tells Kiara to stop.  And the rustling stops.

And then a few minutes later, it starts again.  Mom turns to find that Kiara is back.

With a spoon.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Zombie Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse is a popular topic into today's pop culture.  (Yes, I know that sentence was redundant.)  I am going to address that topic.

I shall first address the question of whether it is morally acceptable to kill a zombie.
The answer is, of course, yes.  First of all, zombies are already dead.  Second of all, it is always morally acceptable to kill to protect either oneself or the innocent if no other option is available.

Now I shall address what would actually happen in the zombie apocalypse.
First of all, there would be few, if any, casualties, as the majority of humankind can move faster than the plodding zombies.  The situation is akin to my distaste, bordering on phobia, of worms.  They are ugly, disgusting things and you could say I fear them.  Nonetheless, all I have to do to avoid contact with them is to watch out for them, and, when they come too close, simply to move out of the way.  The situation would be the same with zombies.  The person currently under zombie attack would certainly be afraid of them, but could in actuality go about his business, occasionally sidestepping the zombies when they come too close.  Of course, you might question what would happen if the human had got himself cornered.  One of two things could happen, operating on the assumption that the human in question is left to fend for himself.  The first outcome is that it would be one of the few casualties, and the second outcome is that the human in question, with the energy and strength caused by the natural bodily release of the chemical adrenaline in situations of great fear, would barrel his way past the clutching zombies blocking his way to freedom.
The situations and outcomes above described are that which would happen before government interference with the situation.  Once that happened, the zombies would quickly be rounded up and put into a secure area where they could harm no one.  Even if there was no organized government at the time of the apocalypse,  there would be bands of humans united under the common need to contain the zombies before they wiped out humankind.  These bands might even contain the situation faster than the government would, since they would have no bureaucratic hoops to jump through.  And lastly, addressing what would happen if there was no end of bureaucratic loops to hamper the government's response, there would be at least a few high-ranking people who would take care of the situation, even at the possible loss of their own lives as punishment for insubordination.  They would, of course, take action under the logic that if they continued to let the zombies run rampant, they would die anyway.

In conclusion, even if the zombie apocalypse were to happen, humankind has nothing to fear.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


You know, I never seem to be able to think up good post titles.  Accurate ones would probably be: "Randomness", "Randomness, Randomness, and More Randomness", "Random Stuff", "Random", "Random Things", "The Random Thoughts I Think", etc.  I could probably think up good post titles if I put some effort into it, but...
It's pretty hard to come up with a good title if the post itself isn't organized.

By the way, I applaud all of you who have organized posts.  You are amazing.

I am excited right now!  Actually, no, I'm feeling tired right now and perhaps a little sick/queasy, but it would be a good time for an excited feeling.
You see, many awesome things have happened lately.

I have finished my English for the quarter.  Halfway done with the English 11 course!

I have Christmas presents for all my three brothers.  I just need to wrap Dexter's, and I have the materials for Casey's and Grylls'.
I'm making Casey a Doctor Who shirt.  Well, to put it more exactly, I'm decorating a plain white long-sleeve shirt to look like the eleventh Doctor.  With suspenders and a bowtie.  *squeals* He's going to look so cute!
And I have no qualms about posting his present here because even if he somehow got to my blog, he can't read yet, so it's not an issue.
Grylls, on the other hand, can most definitely read so all I'm going to say is that he's going to like it.

I finished The Secret of Chimneys.  What. A. Plot. Twist.

Okay, I have more to say but I'm pretty tired now and therefore done.

I shall being seeing ya'll tomorrow; or not, depending on whether I get around to posting.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Random Blog Post Time!!!

I really need to get better about blogging.  I'm so bad at doing it regularly.

--proceed with random update on life--

I have been sick for an entire week.  But I am getting better.  Hopefully tomorrow I'll be 100% again!  I really think I will.

Current fun book: The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie.
Synopsis based on what has been read so far: What is the secret of Chimneys?  How are notorious jewel-thief, a murdered dignitary, and a waiter (with blackmail as a side job) involved?  No one really knows, but a beautiful widow, dashing adventurer, and a stolid inspector from Scotland Yard feature prominently in yet another brilliant mystery by Agatha Christie.  Two and three and one and five must make four...somehow.

Current work book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder.
Synopsis:  The famous Bridge of San Luis Rey snapped, tumbling five tiny figures into the abyss below.  But why those five?  Follow the characters, ranging from an infamous noblewoman, to abandoned identical twins, to an actress, and discover alongside these and many more brilliantly portrayed characters that there cannot be love without suffering.

Current song: "I Won't", by Colbie Caillat (listening through Pandora app on iPod)

Hm.  This is turning into a "current" list.

Current position: cross-legged on floor of bedroom, with laptop on lap.

Current shirt: grey Star Wars t-shirt with a (darker) grey sweater over it.

Let's end with a quote!  My friend Staples gave me this one:

"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if one only had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."
        -G. K. Chesterton, "On Lying in Bed"

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Whoo hoo! I'm caught up to where Mom says I need to be on Literature! Plus I painted my nails the awesome gold color. XD

Saturday, November 24, 2012

In a State of Slight Dissapointment

Why am I disappointed?   Well, I definitely won't make it to 50K on my NaNo.  It's November 24th, and I haven't even reached the 6K mark.  Which is pretty pitiful.  But, hey, at least I have something.

To be honest, my heart wasn't really in it this year.  Which is probably why I've fallen so behind.  Maybe next year.  Or maybe not at all.  But we'll see.  :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I just...don't know.

This morning, noon, afternoon...TODAY my bro showed me a computer article that said Lucasfilm was being sold to Disney.  My reaction?  "WHAT NO NO NO CHECK THE SOURCE IF IT WAS THAT SHADOW DUDE DISREGARD IT BECAUSE HE MAKES UP STUFF ALL THE TIME."

(Did I actually say that?  No, probably not, but I think I summed up what I said, basically. XD  Was I actually yelling?  ...maybe.  I was definitely talking loudly at some point.)

Seriously, though.  A reaction of horror and disbelief.

And when I came online later, THE WEB BLEW UP.


(Okay, I'm not being entirely honest here, it was on a few of the sites I frequent. XD)


So, just look around the fan sites, and you'll likely see people that are really excited about it, people that hate the idea, people that are trying to be optimistic.  Me?  I'm still trying to get used to the concept.

So, yes, my first reaction was something of horror, but really it was just because I liked the fact that Lucasfilm was a major company on it's own and now it's hooking up with another franchise.  I liked that it was on it's own.  Stupid, I guess.  So, not really horror, I suppose...something more like dislike, or disappointment.  But I don't think that was the prevalent emotion.  The prevalent emotion was more like disbelief, as I said.  I couldn't believe it.  I still am trying to wrap my mind around it.

A few other fans of the franchise have written on the subject.  Check out Amaranthine'sSavanna'sAutumn's, and Jamie's blogs.  There's also a Yahoo article that has some info.  (This article brings up an excellent point: the question of Princess Leia being a legit Disney princess!  That'd be cool!)

After writing this post up, and thinking on the subject, I think my statement is that I am tentatively optimistic on this subject.
 Let's face it: it's done.  There's no going back.  So, why do the whole "what might have been"?  "What might have been" is for storylines and's called fanfiction.  Real life "what might have been" is pointless.

And like my friend DSK said: "the earth will keep spinning and it doesn't really matter in the big picture".

And after all that about not knowing what to think (I am such a drama queen) you now know what I think! XD

Thanks for reading!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Did I say I'd post again today?

Yes.  I did.  That was a stupid thing to say, since...what do I say?

Um, I'm caught up on school, for once in my life.  Well, I have to discuss some stuff with Mom and then I'm--WAIT NO FORGET ALL THAT I HAVE TO READ THAT END-THINGY IN THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Literatue and NaNoWriMo

I am CAUGHT UP on American Literature!

...Okay, so maybe I didn't get caught up yesterday...exactly...but I caught up today so that's all good.  :)

NOW I just have to get caught up on everything else.  When I next report in, I'll be caught up on Religion, no?  Yes.  Caught up on Religion (and staying caught up on Literature!) shall be my goal. :)

By the way...
Yup.  NaNoWriMo, also known as NaNo, nano (when you're too lazy to capitalize), and National Novel Writing Month.

Yup, I'm a participant!

What's NaNo, you ask?  Well, the full, non-abbreviated title, the little diagram, and the link I provided (click here if you didn't see the last one) should furnish you with a good idea.  

Too lazy to click the link?  Still waiting for me to explain?  Okay, fine.  
So, basically, NaNo is this little project, group, idea, website, whatever you want to call it.  The goal is to write a full novel, 50,000 words or more, in a month (November).  You can write up characters, plot, an outline, anything really, to prepare for your novel...except the actual novel.   Nope, you're not allowed to start the novel until November 1st.  And if you write at least 50,000 words by November 30th, you WIN!!!!! :D  

Now, the smart people have their characters and plot all neatly planned out, with their outline prettily tucked away in a binder.  Me?  I have a basic idea of my story and a hazy idea of the characters.  I believe I shall be using this nifty name generator for at least some of the character's names.  

Am I freaking out over my almost total lack of preparedness?  Maybe.  Sort of.  

Okay, now I have no clue what to say.  Something random?  Yes.  Good idea.  RANDOMNESS FOR THE WIN!


Bowties are cool.  XD

I'll post again tomorrow! 

And now for a signature.  


Thank you, Snuffles (wow that looks weird written out...maybe next time I should say Snuffleupagus?), for mentioning Nano as a possible blog post topic.  :)  Look at Miss Procrastinator me, I got around to it like three months later!  :/
At least I did it.  YAY me! XD

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Hello, everyone! Glad to see all of you!

...Well, I can't see you, per se, but thank's for checking out this post! :)

I have been inspired by Autumn's wonderful post, and have decided to post something.

Now, what to blather about?
Good word, blather.  Blather. Bllllllaaaaatheeeeerrrrrrr. Blllllllllaaaaaaaaaatheeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  Blather.  Blatherblatherblather.  Blather.

Have you ever said a word so many times it doesn't even sound like a real word anymore?


I'm chewing gum right now.  It's nice gum: Orbit peppermint.

...PEPPER. :(((((((((((((((((((

I haven't even watched the trailer yet but it's supposed to be really...heartbreaking?  scary?  tear inducing?  I don't tend to be a very sad-emotion-cry-very-easily person.  Feel sad? YES.  Cry?  Um, maybe I tear up.  Maybe. Let's see how much this trailer gets my feels.  I'm going to watch it, I'll report back when I'm done.



In case any of you are wondering what exactly in that trailer made me react like that...everything.  It. Was. Terrifying.

I hope I can watch Ironman3 when it comes out.

I should get back to my school now.    I should have a goal.  Ummmm....get caught up on American Literature.

I'll report tomorrow on whether or not I reached it.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Bookstores are just...awesome.  Sometimes I buy a book, sometimes I don't, but it's so much fun just to go and look around!

My dad took me and my siblings to Barnes and Noble today. (Y'know, we really need to stop shopping on Sundays...)  I SAW DOCTOR WHO BOOKS!!!!!! But I decided to buy Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit: Siege, which is what I came for. The Doctor Who stuff was tempting, though.
I'll let myself read Siege when I finish week 6 of my school.  When I was in the science fiction section, I overheard a conversation. (I guess it's true that when Star Wars fans hear the words "Star Wars," you immediately have their attention.)  The guy talking didn't seem to like Star Wars very much.  Also at Barnes and Noble, there was a girl who was wearing an epic Superman shirt.  It was blue--Superman blue--with the Superman symbol on it.  IT WAS AMAZING.  Again, at Barnes and Noble, I saw FOUR SHELVES, four up-and-down sections of bookcases, branded with "Teen Paranormal Romance." Pardon, one shelf was "New Teen Paranormal Romance."
...what is our literary society coming to?  *shudders*

I love walking into bookstores.  They are gigantic rooms, filled with one of the best scents in the world--that of a book.  A bookstore is a portal to endless worlds.  Some are dangerous and must be avoided, but others of these paper-enclosed-worlds hold beautiful adventures worthy of any reader. A wealth of information, on subjects from the Taj Mahal to geometry to American literature of the colonial period, is disguised as an unassuming book.  Other books hold nothing, preparing to be filled with the thoughts of the owner.  Some books are naught but pictures; others are board books for a child's hands.  If one is looking for excitement, adventure, information, or even something to busy the chilrden with, a trip to the bookstore is recommended. 

I know, I know, libraries are the free bookstore, but I that wasn't my topic! :P

Thursday, August 23, 2012



I can finally post again!!!!!!!!!!!!! 



I have a billion trillion million things to say and rant about and I am SO excited I can post again!!!!!!!!  I hope I remember everything.  I possibly probably definitely won't. 

I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!


*acts ridiculously happy*

Short explanation: My computer-program-won't-let-you-see-bad-stuff and the various computers of my house have an...uh...interesting relationship.  There'd be blank white where my blog editing stuffs were supposed to be.  Or something like that.  But, obviously, now it's fixed so I can blog again!!!!!

Well.  Let's see...what to say what to say.  Oh!  I'm behind on school.  I'm supposed to be finishing up week 5 but I'm still on week 4.  I've finished week 4 for English, have 2 days of Government left to finish, a full five days of Religion, and 3 days of Literature.  And then I'll be done with week 4.  So, needless to say, it's gonna be a busy weekend.  I hate busy weekends. 

I went to my first college class today.  Dun dun DUUUUUUN.  It was pretty scary at first, waiting until the class would start.  And I'm so tiny and there are so many people... but once I got into the classroom I felt better.  And the teacher is really nice. 

I did a scene recreation contest on, and the winner would get a prize of a picture drawn by yours truly of the scene they recreated.  They would get to choose if they wanted me to draw it in "normal" or Lego form.  The winner was HH (that's what I usually call him anyway) and he wanted the drawing to be Lego form. The scene he recreated was...well, why don't I show the drawing?  Maybe you can guess what scene it is.

Ta-da!!!!!!!!  Don't worry, that's not the finished drawing.  It's from the Star Wars The Clone Wars TV show...but that's all I'm telling you!  You'll have to guess.  I will show you some pics (well, maybe scans) of my progress as the picture moves towars completion, so if you can't guess now you might be able to guess later.

My fabulous friend Staples is working on an AWESOME book, and she's nearly at a full-length novel!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I've been watching Doctor Who lately...more on that later.  I haven't watched it recently lately though...I watched a few episodes on...Sunday, I think. 

I have my brother Grylls birthday present now! Actually, I pre-ordered it.  Am I the only person that gets presents WAY ahead of time?  I already have Dexter's Christmas present.  Just have to wrap it.  It's an Avengers t-shirt that glows in the dark.  It is epic.  Wish I had one.  But I got a Captain America's shield shirt.  It goes so nice with my earrings.  Y'know, when I got those earrings, I was thinking (I actually might have said it out loud) something like, "Wow, these earrings are perfect for the Captain America shirt I have yet to get."  And now I have the shirt!!!!!  YAY!  I'm a happy person.  :P

Well, that was a short update on my life in general. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

London 2012 Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony was very cool. I started watching it during the Shakspeare part. 

Unfortunately, I don't know what "age" that was--I started watching too late.*  But after this "age"* (I'm going to call it the Peasant Age) came the "Industrial Age."*

I couldn't help but think of the One Ring...y'know:

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.**

Or something like that. It's not like I'm the only one to think that--there are plenty more Lord of the Rings fans out there, right? 

Erm...moving on.

Of course, one can't forget the little kids on the hospital beds!

And then there were nightmares. Whether all the kids supposed to be having them or just one little girl, I am unclear.  But there were nightmares. 

And then the ever-fantastic/fabulous/amazing Mary Poppins came!  No nightmare can stick around her for long!

Read the books.  Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers is the first one.
Anyway, somewhere along there the opening ceremony slipped into the Digital Age.*  There was a kid with a Nintendo:

And dancing.  There was dancing.  Alot of dancing.  It was rather strange.

Yup.  Dancing.  And it wasn't just during the Digital Age.*  The men in top hats danced...

Taking off their hats was apparently a favorite move. 

The children danced...

The nurses danced...

And I don't even know who these people are supposed to be, but look, they're dancing!

Moving on.  The music was very "thumpy."*

Now, I can't remember exactly where this stuff came in, but among the many epic things that happened in the opening ceremony, there was the enterence of the queen. 

Some enterence, huh?

And of course, Rowan Atkinson!!!

He's the actor of Mr. Bean, peoples.  He rocks
And then the lighting of the Olympic  I mean, 

This post is getting pretty long, so I'm going to stop here. 


*The channel I was watching (NBC) narrated the ceremony. That's where I get the "ages" thing (and the names of the different ages) from.  They also referred to the music as "thumpy."
**The Lord of the Rings: Part I: The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Loki and Thrawn are Related!

Loki is the antagonist in both Thor and The Avengers.  Both films are Marvel.  Currently, Thor is streaming on Netflix and The Avengers may or may not be still in theaters.  Loki is a Frost Giant who was adopted by the Asgardian king and queen, Odin and Frigga.  Loki is referred to as the god of mischief and lies.  Though normally he looks Asgardian (and the Asgardians look human) in certain circumstances (I believe it's touching something that came from the Frost Giant homeland of Jotunhiem) Loki returns to his Frost Giant coloring.

Thrawn, also known as Mitth'raw'nuruodo, is a character invented by Timothy Zahn.  He is of the Chiss species, and serves as the antagonist in many of Zahn's Star Wars works.  Thrawn is a brilliant military strategist and is rather eccentric (and very cool) in that he predicts his enemies moves through studying art: the art of their species and the art the opponent in question prefers. 

Now for some pictures of Thrawn: 

And now for some pictures of Loki:

And here is where you say: what's the big deal?  They're both antagonists, and they both have black hair. So?
The big deal is, Loki looks like an Asgardian in the pictures I've shown you so far.  Want to know what a Frost Giant looks like?

Blue skin.  Red eyes.  And black hair. 

And yes, Thrawn looks like a normal Chiss.  Here are some pictures of other Chiss if you don't believe me. 

So, let's recap.  Both Thrawn and Loki (in their normal forms) have blue skin, red eyes, black hair, and are antagonists.  Another thing to consider is that both could be deemed rather manipulative.

See, they're related!