Why hello there everyone, I was just reading a blog post by the amazing author of The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, which I happen to love. She just announced a contest to get an advanced copy of her latest book. Which is due to come out one day before my birthday, on October 18th, (this can be found on the goodreads page for The Scorpio Races). What do I have to do? Well I have to write this post and embed the book trailer on it. So that is what I shall do. But first I’m going to mention this site: http://www.fountainbookstore.com/autograph-maggie which is where you can pre-order the signed copy of the book. Now back to embedding the vid.
Let’s see if that worked…. woo hoo! It worked… well have fun watching the vid, and check out the rest of her books. You can find her site here: http://maggiestiefvater.com/
So I am taking full advantage of the August Camp Nanowrimo, even though I just did the July Camp Nanowrimo. Why you ask? Because I had a project that needs finishing and editting. It will probably be really terrible when I go to read it, which might result in me rewriting the entire thing. I’ll be updating the word count after I edit the entire thing and continue with finishing it. You will see these updates on the side of the blog, through the word count widgets.
These word count widgets were coded by Diana Peterfreund for her website: http://www.dianapeterfreund.com , but she was gracious enough to email the coding to me and tell me how to edit them to fit my blog. Anyway, the word count widget you should direct your attention to is the one in the middle, titled Utano: A Rivalry Turns Dangerous this title is subject to change however so if it randomly changes, don’t be alarmed. If you wish to join me in my quest to make a novel you should do Camp Nanowrimo found here: http://www.campnanowrimo.org . Well have fun I must go wait for Pottermore and then poof to bed.
Oh okay I forgot something on here so I’m adding an addendum: The title that is subject to change, I’m open to suggestions so if you wanna provide some title suggestions, feel free to comment!
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Alright so the goal of Nanowrimo is to write 50,000 words in a month, but this month has 31 days. So I started a week late like I usually do, and I have found that as i continue to do this my total word count goes down… It’s very weird. Anyway what’s the point of this? Nothing really I was just really bored.
I guess I should stop rambling about nothing important. But first I will say this, Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story was really very inspiring and if you need inspiration for anything I suggest that you watch it because I’m sure you will find it interesting regardless of whether you are a Harry Potter fan or not. That is what got me a new burst of inspiration for my Camp Nanowrimo story, which i hope will turn into something more than a stupid project that doesn’t end up going anywhere. If it does end up with some sort of following then I will probably make another post and share where you can find it or something… If you’re interested please say so!! I would love hear it an might just put a sneak peak on this site or my LiveJournal. This project is what the word count if for. I’ll make another one for the other project that I will be finishing in August.
Anyway, to all of you writers out there have fun writing your hearts out!! And I suggest Camp Nanowrimo for August, or actual Nanowrimo for November. Where can those be found? here: http://www.nanowrimo.org or http://www.campnanowrimo.org .
Monster High by Lisi Harrison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is about a score of monsters that want desperately to live peacefully in a world of “normies” or normla people like us, (think muggles vs wizards). Some of them think that hiding out will solve all of their problems, but there are others that want normies to be okay with the fact that monsters exist. This book follows Frankie’s struggle to be accepted, and Mellody’s fight to fit in and save the boy she has come to love. Basically it is the perfect highschool drama, mixed with the perfect fantasy.
It is like one of those train wrecks that you can’t look away from and the drama will keep the pages turning faster than your eyes can move. I totally recommend this to anyone who likes the classic monsters and has a secret guilty pleasure in highschool drama cases.
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So that was it… The end to the Harry Potter series had finally come to the movie screen. Does this mean that it’s all over? I think not! We still have Pottermore to look forward to. And the fandom will live on forever. I mean come on, we still have Trekies don’t we? Whose to say the diehard Harry Potter fans won’t still be around like the Trekies, or the Lord of the Rings fans? There’s also the theme park to think of. I’m sure that’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
But that has nothing to do with the title of the post now does it. So the movie itself, was amazing. Minus a few differences from the book, and a few glaring character changes. But all in all, I was happy with it. Me and my friends had to have a box of tissues between us so we could use them after we saw the movie. As fans since we were little seeing the end was sort of crushing, because that means something we’ve devoted so much time to, and so many tears and emotions to, is finally over. Finally gone. But I suppose all good things must come to an end.
I must say they executed everything perfectly, the effects were wonderful, the deaths perfectly sad, and McGonagal was THE BEST character out of them all in this movie. So if you are going to see this movie, do not begrude the people who laugh and cry, because to them it is not only a movie but it is the end of a era. The end of a generation’s love.
So the writing competition that I do every November is now offering a new opportunity to do Nanowrimo, just in the summer. This new opportunity is called Camp Nanowrimo. It is being offered in July and August this year, but the July one is already five days in. You can still sign up but I wouldn’t recommend it if you need all of the days to write. Now you’re probably thinking “Why would anyone be so crazy as to do this for three months? Isn’t one enough?”. Well the answer to that is, I am probably partially insane for doing this, but I find it quite fun. It is also really helpful if you are a nerd and feel like getting all of that creativity hiding in you flowing.
The site for this is http://www.campnanowrimo.org and it is not as good as regular nanowrimo only because it is brand new. I suggest you wait for August version because they say that the full site will be up and running. And if you have friends who would be interested in it you should totally get them to join! Also if you have any extra cash that you feel like donating, they accept tax deductable donations that will help make the site all that much better.
Alright so the amazing J.K. Rowling announced that she is giving the Harry Potter fans a safe site to be a fan. It’s to be kid friendly so all the pervs that happen to happen upon this don’t be PERVS! Anyway, this site can be found at http://www.pottermore.com and she announced it on Youtube. So if you search for an account under J.K. Rowling you will probably find the video but if you don’t want to take FOREVER! to find it you can just find the link on http://www.mugglenet.com .
Now if you are just checking this out you might not know that I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and I am SO EXCITED for this. It comes out as a fully functional site in October. And I really hope that I don’t get annoying comments bashing Harry Potter but feel free to discus this and voice your opinion. Especially if you are as excited for this as I am. Well have fun Potterheads and may Harry Potter live in your hearts for forever.
One more page in the story of the X-Men
So this movie goes back in time to the Cold War era, and even farther than that, to take you back in time to see the horrific conditions that the amazing characters had to live through. The effects and screen writing of this movie were absolutely amazing! So many things were just right and yet others were probably changed. I am definitely a fan of this movie, though having never read the comic books I suppose I’m not the one you should be asking. However, I have watch every single movie, as they came out, and have loved every one of them.
Their cast was perfect! The guy who played Mr. Thomas in Narnia as Professor X, the guy who played Jane Eyre’s employer as Magneto, and so many more awesome stars. I would completely suggest going to see it. So if you have time on your weekends or during the week, you should totally go see it.
So who else does not like it when sites go down in the most inopportune time. The site that’s down right now? http://www.scriptfrenzy.com why is it an inopportune time? Because there are approximately 10 days left in the competition and no one can access the site… Now this may be a problem for some who need to update their page count. So should anyone with influence over amazon.com and their bases read this… Fix your problems! Please?
On another note… I’m reading an insanely good fanfiction by Dracosoftie on fanfiction.net. If you would like to read this I warn you that it’s M rated, and it has slash so if you can’t handle guy on guy… don’t read it. And if you’re under the age of… we’ll say 15 at the absolute youngest… DON’T READ IT! Other than that, it’s a Harry Potter fic, it’s drarry, it’s a weasley basher, and I love it. Here’s the link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4626376/1/The_Next_Best_Thing
2011 movie poster
So our school took us to see Jane Eyre today for almost an entire day of school and it was AWESOME! Not only did we get to go see the movie but it was a private screening just for us and I got to see it with my friends. It was an amazing movie! On a five star scale, in terms of movies, I would give it 4.5 stars. It fell short of 5 stars because it was hard to understand some of the actors at times and the sound was sometimes overwhelming. On the other hand as far as the book is concerned it was missing a lot and organized differently but that made it new and interesting.
So what am I trying to say? I’m trying to say that you should totally go see this movie and yes you should always read the book first. Not because you’ll get less from the movie than you would the book, but because the book is just so good, and such a classic. It’s really an amazing book, and then the movie will just make it all that much better. So go see it! Oh one thing I didn’t like at all was his beard in the end… It looked disgusting… *shudders* Anyway click the picture above to get to fandango if you feel like ordering tickets… (U.S. only I think).
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