How Strange You Bear A Resemblance To This Character In My Story…

 

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“How have both the people in your life and your own personal experiences impacted your writing? Do you ever base characters off of people you know?”

Heck yes.

I sometimes even write stories about them. For example, last year in Creative Writing Class (awesome, right?) I wrote a pathetic story about Justin Bieber and his minions kidnapping my teacher and making her work for them in their drug dealership. (Don’t even try to argue, it stinks, which is why I recycled it.)

I also have another story I really like about me and shonti where we assume our false aliases and wreak havoc. It’s quite a good story, and very fun to write, too.

And there are a few others where I write about my family (there’s one about my mom the giraffe who hates mush and opens a cooking restaurant for example) that are really fun to write because usually I can poke fun at them and they don’t mind because I’m kidding. That’s what I did for Christmas presents last year. They were fabulous.

Not many personal experiences of mine have found a way into my stories, mostly because my brain comes up with much better things, like for example, “once upon a time there was a duct tape man and he was evil because he crept into people’s homes and tied them up with duct tape” and yes, I came up with that on the spot.

Wow, this prompt is actually really hard, John. I don’t mind much though because it’s making me think and that’s probably a good thing over summer break.

Sometimes when I write, I mix a bunch of people I know together and get an entirely new person, which is a lot of fun and I really like doing that. Plus, they don’t know you’re writing about them (which is sometimes a good thing.) (And sometimes a bad thing.) Obviously, you’d tell them if you wanted them to know though.

Sometimes I even use people I know’s names. This is usually because I really like their names, although sometimes it’s not. *cue evil laughter* MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Not many experiences (because usually I want to go where my characters go, although not in the case of Fluffy the Frog. By the way, his life stank. I kind of killed off his wife and family, but it’s okay because he got Lord Voldemort to reincarnate her.)

But lots of people, I guess that’s the way I like it.

Now go forth and read the other participant’s posts.

5th – http://alifeonmission.wordpress.com/

6th – http://thelittleenginethatcouldnt.wordpress.com/

7th – http://musingsfromnevillesnavel.wordpress.com/

8th – http://miriamjoywrites.wordpress.com/

9th – http://katiathewritergirl.blogspot.com/

10th – http://charleyrobson.blogspot.com/

11th – http://fida-islaih.blogspot.com/

12th – http://www.indianawriterblog.wordpress.com/

13th – http://charlieeatmybook.blogspot.co.uk/

14th – http://notebooksisters.blogspot.com/

15th – http://dearsaul.wordpress.com/

16th – http://bloodoverithaca.wordpress.com/

17th – http://realityisimaginary.blogspot.com/

18th – https://weirdalocity.wordpress.com/

19th – http://insatiablebeforedeath.wordpress.com/

20th – http://theloonyteenwriter.wordpress.com/

21st – http://myswordandpen.wordpress.com/

22nd – http://dreamerheadquarters.wordpress.com/

23rd – http://www.documentaryofateenagewriter.wordpress.com/

24th – http://www.brookeharrison.com/

25th – http://themagicviolinist.blogspot.com/

26th – http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com/ (We’ll be announcing the topic for next month’s chain.)

Evil People Really Need To Take Better Care Of Their Stuff

Because this is what I found today.

EVIL MAG

Some poor evil…being…must have dropped it. It stinks for them, but t’s really quite good for me because it’s actually really interesting  It’s like ‘People’ for evil people. It’s the underworld’s gossip magazine.

Gollum’s new movie sounds interesting. I’d go watch it, but the closest location it’ll be shown is at Malfoy Manor, I think, and I really am not going to go all the way to England to watch one movie.

It was also really interesting that they mentioned the GSA. I don’t think they did a very good job describing it though. Look:

The GSA, also known as the Good-Sinful Alliance, is a cooperation started by one blogger who wanted to foster good-evil connections. We’re not entirely sure if it’s working or not, because we’ve been asking around for information and nobody’s responding.

Actually, Severus Snape, a confirmed member, threatened to hex us to the moon and back if we ‘asked him one more dumb question about the GSA’. 

We’ve only gotten one person to sit down with us and discuss their experience with the GSA, whose identity we’re trying to protect. We’re using her real name, because everybody  will think it’s fake, so they won’t actually go looking for her–ANYWAY: Her name is Aunty Sponge. 

Evil Magazine: Hello, how are you? We’d like to talk to you about your experiences with the Good-Sinful Alliance. 

Aunty Sponge: Okay. 

EM: So I’ve heard you attended the GSA’s annual conference a few months ago. How was it?

Sponge: Good. These cookies are fantastic. 

EM: Um, thanks. I also heard the Miraz answered your advice question at the conference. Were you glad your question was answered?

Sponge: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEVERRRRRRRRRR!

Unfortuntaly, Aunty Sponge had a total mental breakdown and was unable to complete the interview. Also, she was sent to a psychiatric hospital.

Um. Well. They really could use some writing skills. It’s hard to read. It’s like they just recorded it and stuck it on paper. Well, actually, they probably did.

I also learned a lot. Apparently, Rosaline is the name of the witch in Hansel and Gretel, and she became a millionaire after she sold her life story to the Grimm Brothers. She’s also a witch, which is how she survived the fire that Gretel threw her into. Apparently a basic Flame-Freezing charm did the trick.

Bellatrix’s article is quite interesting as well. She’s a very dramatic person. Apparently, she got a divorce to her husband Rodolphus Lestrange. And then ran off with his brother Rabastan. Or maybe it was the other way around. I can’t tell the two apart. It has the Wizarding World in quite an uproar, the magazine said.

It said on the cover that it was my trial issue. The people at Evil Magazine seem to be harboring under the delusion that I’m evil. Well, sometimes I am, but I’m not really evil like Sauron or Voldemort or the White Witch or anyone.

I signed up to get it anyways. Told them to take the gold from my Gringotts vault. I picked a random number  for my vault. I just hope it’s the Malfoys….

Sometimes My Brain Scares Me….

I was all prepared to write you people a GREAT post today, to celebrate my return to the blogosphere.

Right?

Right.

But then, as if my brain was controlled by the Imperius Curse…..it opened Paint.

And proceeded to make this.

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I mean, seriously. I have no idea where on the good green earth this came from.

Sometimes, my brain scares me.

And I think I’ll…erm…go think of some actual post ideas now.

It’s Almost World Book Night! (Well, Not Really.)

Hooray! It’s almost World Book Night! Well, not really. But still! I’m excited for it!

What is World Book Night? It’s AWESOME. But to provide a fuller explanation, this is basically what it is. World Book Night (WBN) is pretty much a day where people apply to receive 20 copies of this one book. Then, on the particular date (April 23) those people who got the books go hand them out to adults in their community! According to the website, there are a lot of programs to get kids to read, but not as many for adults. So they made one.

Even though it’s for adults, there are a lot of books on their booklist for this year that I know and lots of others of you probably will too. For instance, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Pretty much 95% of all Americans have heard of it.

But ANYWAYS. So then on April 23 they go out and give the books to the community. I know this thing has happened before, but I think this one is awfully cool in particular because it’s multi-country. (Is that a word? I don’t know.) Besides the U.S., it also takes place in the U.K., Germany, and Ireland. And the people who run this whole shabang want other countries involved as well.

But what really intrigues me is why they chose April 23. It seemed really close to Earth Day. But it was chosen because it’s the International Day Of The Book. Duh. And it’s Shakespeare’s birthday. And the day that Miguel De Cervantes (you know, the Don Quixote guy,), died. Well, now that makes sense.

You have to be 16 to participate, which made me sad because I am not yet 16, and therefore will be unable to do it. But don’t worry, when I’m 16, guess where I’ll be on April 23? Somewhere well populated handing out books.

Well, what do you think? Great idea? Terrible idea? You like? You not like? You do? You not do? Let me know below! 😀

I Try The 100 Word 100 Day Blog Challenge

I found this meme the other day and it was really interesting (I thought!) so I’ve decided to try it. Apparently what you do is write down a list of 100 random words and then in the next 100 days you write a post about one of the 100 words. This is going to be……interesting.

My list of 100 words for the next 100 days(I hope!):

  1. Pancakes
  2. Snowmen
  3. Australia
  4. Cereal
  5. Curtains
  6. Fish
  7. Jaws
  8. Hippos
  9. Balloons
  10. Peppermint
  11. Semi
  12. Fern
  13. Burrs
  14. Royalty
  15. Headphones
  16. Ketchup
  17. McGonagall
  18. Deer
  19. Plugs
  20. Beachball
  21. Pinecone
  22. Door
  23. Window
  24. Rootbeer
  25. Plates
  26. Floorboards
  27. Baskets
  28. Watercolors
  29. Cheese
  30. Packers
  31. Popcorn
  32. Lights
  33. Three
  34. Traditional
  35. Surgeon
  36. Knives
  37. Kitchen
  38. Wood
  39. Chicken
  40. Toenail
  41. Flint
  42. Lava
  43. Offices
  44. Blue
  45. Doorknobs
  46. Indonesia
  47. Radio
  48. Pickles
  49. Tissue
  50. Lotion
  51. Ice
  52. Milkshakes
  53. Garbage
  54. Driveway
  55. Porch
  56. Grass
  57. Happy
  58. Marbles
  59. Candle
  60. Barn
  61. T.V.
  62. Paint
  63. Peacocks
  64. Fuzzy
  65. Yuck
  66. Cardinal
  67. Pepsi
  68. Straw
  69. Envelope
  70. Island
  71. Cows
  72. Milk
  73. Fireplaces
  74. Trees
  75. Forks
  76. Orange
  77. Bread
  78. Square
  79. Frogs
  80. Tarp
  81. Leaves
  82. Tulips
  83. Submarine
  84. Pop
  85. Sticks
  86. Arrows
  87. Willow
  88. Ugly
  89. Fancy
  90. Stairs
  91. Knots
  92. Glasses
  93. Knuckles
  94. Sandwich
  95. Cupcakes
  96. Yellow
  97. Movies
  98. California
  99. Surfing
  100. Confetti

That took a while to write, but I think it was worth it. It’ll be interesting to see if I remember to do this every day. I probably won’t but who cares? This proves to be a very…….. interesting……meme.

But How On Earth Did You Find Me With *THAT* Search Term?

I stole Nevillegirl and Miriam Joy’s idea about posting their search terms. (Check theirs out too, they’re incredibly funny and had me laughing to pieces.) I, too seem to have an awful lot of weird search terms so here goes.

dracula cape silver   As far as I know, he had a black cape. I don’t know anyone with a silver cape except Gandalf or Dumbledore maybe, to metch their beards.

annoying sister   Yes! I have one! Do you want her?

old junk and vocabulary   A lot of people seem to have those things, although not together I wouldn’t think.

funny love writing pictur   I haven’t got the faintest idea what you’re talking about, but by all means continue.

joke about junk drawers    Here’s one—-

Q: What did the junk drawer say to the cleaning cupboard?

A: NOTHING! Junk drawers don’t talk and neither do cleaning cupboards, silly.

better world    I want one too.

dandy children wallpaper   (And TWO individuals searched for that?)

funny happy birthday uncle quotes     Too many adjectives, my friend.

how to dessup a drawer inside    I don’t know. Why would you want to dress up the inside of a drawer, anyways?

tporry black      “No, I don’t know who that is, maybe Sirius does though.”

transportation inside the mall   Yes. It’s called legs.

free picture of mad man       Are you talking about this picture?

a short story about tomte    I haven’t written any, but that’s a great idea!

short story about octopuss     Yikes—a cat crossed with an octopus? That does NOT sound like a good idea.

dressing up a can of spam     I’m not even going to ask why anyone would want to do that.

television button     And what exactly would that be?

the junik drawer spell check software     Seriously? What is this supposed to mean?

a really short story about an octopus     Here you are, mysterious un-named searcher.

money is inside the drawer      Ooooh, really? Where? Can I have some?

story writing on funny pictures     Wouldn’t you want to write the story on a regular piece of paper, though? Why ruin the funny picture?

make the world a better please      Yes, I can try but I really can’t do it until I know what sort of better you want. Like, better books? Better cars? Better swimming pool diving boards?

address of modes mall     Are you a stalker?

malikiliki how to spell   You didn’t spell it right, but there’s about three people in the world who can so don’t feel bad.

halloween is over ???   Yes.

turnip *tomte    Last time I checked, I wasn’t a vegetable so stop calling me one.

Well then. I think I’ll just leave that for now and see if I get any more weird terms.

Looking Back On 2012!

So the WordPress stat helper monkeys prepared me a 2012 stat report, and this was my first full year of blogging so it’s my first stat report. Yay! I’m excited.

In it, it lists the five top commenters and the top three countries, so if you’re any of those, give me a shout out 😀

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.