Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It comes slow, and It Goes so Fast

Its my 100th post you guys!!!

Thank you, all of you, for sticking with me, for putting up with my fangirling, my ridiculous rants and my crazy ramblings. I really appreciate it. 

This is going to be a quick post, but I needed to share this with you, espcially those who were nice enough to send links after my last post ------- I saw Season Three of Sherlock!!!! Yep, all three episodes in a week! I'd call that a bit of a Sherlock overload. I was - I am - on a Sherlock High.

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It. Was. Freakin'. AMAZING!!!! Moffat really delivered on this one, I have to admit. There wasn't a moment I was overwhelmed with fangirly emotion. It was beyond good. It was.... it was... Spectaculacular!

I was in love with Sherlock and John from their first scene together. I didn't realize how much I missed them until suddenly, there they were!! My favorite consulting Detective and War Doctor back together to battle the world! And, as always, They were remarkable and complicated and brilliant. Friendship stories man, I can't get enough of them. I found myself instantly liking Mary. She is sweet and funny and she is a brilliant match for John and I love that she and Sherlock got along - She was altogether just perfect. The season was perfect. There's nothing like being deprived of Sherlock for a few months to send you over the edge. Its hard though, because even as your watching, you realize its coming to end and its hardly started. The Sherlock Fandom is on a Hiatus 95% of the time. Which means coming off hiatus is a bit much for us....

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Poor Sherlockians. Why do I always pick the mental fandoms? I think Sherlock is the worst of all though. My other fandoms might be more traumatizing or have more sad episodes, but Sherlock is evil because it flits in for three weeks, messes with your mind and emotions, sends you insane, and then leaves you with a cliff-hanger for a couple years while you freak out waiting for the next season promo. If the waiting doesn't drive you mad then the return will. The real question though, is was the season worth the wait? ..........
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I'd say yes. None of the episodes were at all disappointing and Sherlock's returning from the dead was AMAZING! This season had a different feel, but it was different in a good way and I really loved it. John is my hero. Mary is clever and funny. Sherlock is ridiculous but you can't help but love him and sometimes he can be really sweet. He almost made me cry in one of the episodes. He's more... human this time too. I think having to leave John for all that time and having to go into hiding made him realize how much he took for granted. He missed Baker Street. He missed having a home. He missed his friends and he missed being alive. but most of all he missed John Watson, his best and greatest friend. And I firmly believe those years of isolation have brought out the softer side ofSherlock. I quite liked that.

Oh my gosh, I miss Sherlock already, and its only been a few days!! There is a rumor though, that Season 4 is suppose to return Christmas 2014. That's right. This YEAR. 
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I'm not to get my hopes up because this is Moffat, and Moffat lies, but if we really get two seasons in the same year I will be one very ecstatic fangirl. 


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I'll leave you with one of my favorite songs. It reminds me a lot of Sherlock and John and just the season Finale on a whole. I almost cried when I listened to it with them in mind.....



It's everything you wanted, it's everything you don't
It's one door swinging open and one door swinging closed
Some prayers find an answer, 
Some prayers never know
We're holding on,
And Letting Go
 

 
 


 
 

That's all till next time!
 
God Bless!
~Bella

Monday, January 20, 2014

In which I am very angry.

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Something terrible happened last night, something traumatized, enraging and hateful. Something so terrible that I don't know I'll ever be over it. My family was unable to watch The Empty Hearse. This was a devastating moment. I'd planned a whole, geek-y blog post, we'd made scones and tea and finally, had excitedly counted down the minutes until the long-awaited episode aired. See, we were told it would stream online, and you could watch it on PBS. Silly little us, we're so gullible. Of course it didn't show up. It never does. And the episode had disappeared from Youtube. We were going to miss Sherlock. After all this time, all the tears and patience, we were going to miss the return.

At first I just got really, really angry. The calm, shocked anger that only happens when you are deprived of Sherlock after expecting it for two years.
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But then I got depressed and emotional as it sunk in that I wouldn't be seeing and John and Sherlock moments, discovering the truth about Sherlock's death, finding out what's with the mustache, or meeting Molly. It hurt folks. It hurt a lot.
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 I was so upset I wanted to throw shoes and cry. I had waited Twenty-Four MONTHS for this flippin' episode, and for most of them I didn't even know when the waiting would end. Getting a release date was like someone lighting a match at the end of a very long, dark tunnel and asking you to come toward it. Not seeing the episode was like the person blowing the candle out just as you reached it.
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It was like the Day of the Doctor only way worse because at least we were able to watch that one. Maybe this is Moffat's way of punishing us for being so horrible to him. Don't put Sherlock online, even though you said it would be! The fans will love that!!"  Mwahahahahahaha!!!!!!
I hate Moffat. Sometimes I wish I could just, ya' know.......
We tried to make the best of our loss. We promised each other a glamorous Sherlock party with feasting and games, and we tried to lift our spirits by looking towards the fun we would have instead of thinking of the fun we were missing. It didn't help much. Its very vexing, knowing other Sherlockian's all over America are settling down and being astonished and overwhelmed with feels while you have to content yourself with Arrow to drown your devastation. It was all very, very vexing. I was so upset. Bitterly disappointed would be the better description.
Actually that's not fair to Arrow. Arrow is actually quite good. I can see it joining my fandom list at some point, though for now its just enjoyable. The fight scenes are really good, the villain is incredibly Hate-able (Well, he's Jack Harkness after all...) and I like most of the characters too. Its a good TV show and, as far as substituting for our Sherlock, it did okay. It helped me get through the night without yelling at least.


Tommy is my favorite, even though he's just a side character, but I like Oliver too, and Felicity is just adorable, she's so awkward and sweet. I lover her. Its also pretty clean, but there are some bad scenes in it, though its rated PG14 so I guess that's expected. If you ever have time, try it out. Its good.

Now I'll go. I simply wanted you all to know why I didn't post yesterday and why you aren't being showed with Fangirl Feels of Emotion. Don't worry, you'll get that post soon. I will find a way to watch that Sherlock, if it means going to the ends of the earth!!!
 
 
God Bless!
Bella


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to me! Happy BIRRRRTHHHDAAAY TO MEeeeEEEEE!!! Happy birthday to me!


I'm sixteen today!! Yep! The big, One Six that everyone is always telling you about. Yay!!! 

Surprisingly enough, it has been a lovely birthday, even though the great majority of my family was sick. Most of my older sisters were up and about, and all of us healthy, or semi-healthy people went to Mass, which started off the day nicely. Than we came home and spent a lovely afternoon feasting and talking about the wonders of life, the love for fictional characters and the traumatic effects of reading a book. 

What was the book of interest? That would beThe Queen of Attolia. 

Oh my gosh, that book was soooo hard to read!! See, I love Eugenides. I love, love, love Eugenides. But... I was very upset for most of the story, it was so hard! There was one point when I got so angry I whacked the book several times vehemently against the couch. Then I cried. 

I get very involved in my reading. 

after much consideration however, I have finally decided I did, in fact, like the book. It may take me some time to really, really, like it. It was just.... so very hurtful. But it was brilliant, and Eugenides is worth all the horrors. He is such a brilliant character! 

Aaaaaaaaand back to my birthday.....

I spent the remainder of my day being my ridiculous, Happy self because I am starting to feel well and didn't have to be super sick on my birthday, which was, you know, a big deal. My dad was kind of funny and sweet and turned on a bunch of You-are-Sixteen songs, during which I smiled awkwardly and wondered why my age was such a big deal. It was super sweet though, so I was happy. got to have a deLIcious meal and actually enjoy it, and I got to have cake and eat it with glee also. That was a big bonus. But I got really excited about my pressie. 

I got a Tea-For-One!!! You do not understand the thoughtfulness of this gift! I love tea, I have it almost every night, it is the British in me. I so excite, I was so excite, I was so excite I forgot the finer points of grammar!!! *ehem* Excited. It also goes well with my Christmas gift from my sister Mahri,  who got me a whole little coffee set with a bunch of nifty little nibblets, like cookies and chocolate. Those things also go really well with tea guys. 

I then finished off my special day with a grand Christmas movie of my choice, called A Christmas Cottage. People, I had never seen this movie before, and I was not disappointed. Its about Thomas Kincaid and his first painting in his local town. It sounds really boring but its really good and, except for a few swear words, its completely clean. Oh, and Jared Padalecki is in it. Did I mention that? He's Thomas. I am unashamed to say that he is the reason the movie caught my interest, and the main reason I watched it. I'm very glad that I did, because it was thoroughly enjoyable show on the whole, and I was even crying in a few places. But yeah, he was the best part. The movie itself is really really good, but..... he's the best part. 

Unashamed. Unashamed. *grin* 

Now I have to finish this post because its getting late and I have things I want to do with the rest of my evening, like sip tea from my new tea-cup and (maybe?) watch a Doctor Who. With Amy and Rory. Tea with the Ponds. What a lovely combination. *sigh* Okay, that settles it. I'm off! I have much to accomplish and the clocks do tick! Happy Birthday to me, and to all of you a very good night! 

God Bless! 
~Bella 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Having a wonderful time, wish you were here.

Sam Winchester

As I sit in my room, wearing my brown hoodie and sipping hot tea, I think back on my last week and wonder what about it was so awesomely EPIC that I could share it with the rest of the world.

The truth is, I have nothing.

Zero.
Ziltch
Notta.

I've just been sick and sad and sniffly. Except today. Today was nice because I got up and actually felt human again, and I was able to get dressed and eat breakfast like a normal person and not a zombie. I felt so lovely I flipped on Imagine Dragons and sang along while washin' up breakfast dishes - WHOA-O-O-O, WHOA-O-O-O-O, I'M RADIOACTIVE - RADIOACTIVE!!! I was seriously the only semi-healthy person left in my house, except for one sister. And she left me alone because she had work.

Too bad. We could have had so much fun. The only down-side to being sort-of-well again was that I had to do all the chores. But that was okay, I'd trade chores for sickness any day. Its the best day I've had since forever, it seems. I even went to the Library and checked out The Thief because I was never able to finish it when it first took its tour around the house. I'm loving it, and nothing devastating has happened just yet which is a good change. And now I've probably jinxed myself. Gen is gonna die. Or get mortally wounded. Or die. Or disappear. Or have something terrible happen to him. Or die. Or worse.
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Please don't let him die!!! **Headdesk**

I haven't written anything in my story all week. This makes me very sad and downcast - I'm still stuck at 6,000+ words or something like that. Maybe 6080. I'm feeling a bit stuck, but that happens a lot. I can do this, I'm a writer!! *crazed laughter* Seriously though. I am a bit stuck. All of you repeat after me.

I will not kill the character I am fond of even if he wishes to die heroically.

That's good. good for the soul. I'll do my best, though he's making it hard. He's too amazing when it comes to this type of thing. Why do characters become so amazing? I don't know. All I know is I wish they wouldn't. This is why its so hard for me to write. I create a world in my head, I create people and a story and a life and then I have to start scribbling on paper (Or a keypad) and I have to fill out, and touch up blanks, and sometimes the lives I create run off on their own and I don't have much control and I find myself doing terrible things to this world I created.

Then I cry, because how could I be so evil and terrible? Its the reason I prefer acting. See, I love telling stories. My problem is creating the story and making it work. To step into someone else's world, to become one of their characters and tell a story through your actions and your words, that is so much better than trying to spill your ideas out on paper. Because in acting you have a stage. You have a world you are in where you know every cranny, every ark. You know yourself, because you are a person created into this world, you have a role to play and you carry it out. Its safe. You aren't telling a story, you are the story. It isn't the same as being the overlord who tells the characters what to do and then they run away. Its hard, wanting something one way and getting it another. Its hard to write, and this story is going to be difficult to finish. I have too much I want to express and not enough words to use. Acting helps me express myself more, because I know all the words. and I can apply the emotion and make people understand the Created World and the people in it. I love being able to do that. For some reason with writing, its .... I dunno. Its a lot harder. I guess that's why its hard for me to consider myself a writer.
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Speaking of acting, the community college is going to put on a musical this Spring that actually sounds clean and fun and something I could act in. Its called Man of La Mancha. It sounds really fun and, as a bonus, my singing teacher is playing the lead role. And I love my singing teacher. and getting a chance to work with him would be amazing, he could teach me so much. People, I need you all to pray that, if I do audition, I get in. I'll probably try it out. please pray for me, it would really help. This is a .... a pretty big deal for me. I've been looking for something like this for a while, it would be lovely to be able to act and feel a part of something. Plus, I could actually act and not have a some sister come barging in and stare at me all like....

 
Besides those things, my week has been pretty lay back. I did have a lovely Epiphany though. For those of you who don't know, Epiphany is the day the Wiseman found Our Lord and presented Him with gifts, twelve days after Christmas. (See, the 12 days of Christmas are AFTER Christmas not before. Do take note.) We have a very special tradition where we set aside a present or two on Christmas and don't open them until the Epiphany, so we kind of get a little Christmas after. It keeps the anticipation in the house and it makes the Days of Christmas very special for my family. The wiseman even come and leave a few extra things under the tree. Its all very awesome.

We have a luscious breakfast
 

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And then we have our own, special little Christmas.

 
My gifties!!
 

The bowtie isn't actually an Epiphany gift but I wanted to show it off to all of you. Aren't they all so lovely?  Especially the Jamies Dodgers. I'm going to save them to have on hand when I watch Eleven regenerate; You know, something to console myself. I actually do want to watch that Christmas Special. Yes, its going to be heart-wrenching and sad and I'm going to sob and flail, but it also looks really good and as much as I hate to see Matt go, I am a bit excited for the Twelfth. I just wish we didn't have to say goodbye to the Eleventh to see him. Its going to be very hard goodbye.


We finished off the evening with Despicable Me 2, and you guys, it was adorable! I really enjoyed it and it more than met my expectations. I really loved Lucy too, she is so cute and crazy - the type of best friend I would have. You should watch it. Really. Go watch it.
 
 
 
Well, that's all for now! I'll probably be back soon with some sort of fun exciting thing that isn't so sad and sappy. Maybe by that time I'll be well again too. Until then!!--------

*KEVINLIVES!*
 
God Bless!
~Bella

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy Late New Year!

Rose Tyler


Happy Be-lated New Year all of you! I'm sorry I wasn't here for the big day, I had a nice post planned and everything, but I was quite, quite ill on New Year's and was sleeping for most of the day. which means I have to do yet another post a day late and a dollar short. Its becoming a bad habit with me. *sigh*

To celebrate the arrival of January and hope for the new page of the story, I've decided  to  do Ally's tag from last year.

What did you do in 2013 you'd never done before? 

Want to know something terrible? I can't think of anything! I.. erm... I finished Tenth Grade. I started a book that I actually might finish. I started making music videos.....

Real busy year.

Did you keep your New Year's resolutions and will you be making a new one? 

I don't do Resolutions. They never really work out for me and then I feel like a loser.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

No, but two of my sisters are expecting!!

Did anyone close to you die?

My best friend's dad passed away last year and he was a really good family friend so that was very hard.

What countries/states did you visit?

I went to Idaho for a couple of weeks where I met two of my bloggy friends which was very fun indeed. I also go to Nevada twice a month but that doesn't really count cause we only live about 40 minutes away from the border.

What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?

I'd like to have a better mind-set when it comes to school because... I'm really unmotivated when it comes to school. I would also like a role in a play/musical

What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory? 

August 31st, the Day our family reunion began - hands down the best day of the year.

Did you move anywhere

Erm...no.

What was the Best month?

September, the month my entire family was altogether and there was an overwhelming amount of adorable wee-ones rushing about the premises.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Passing 10th Grade Math.

What was your biggest failure?

I didn't finish NaNo :''(

What was the best thing you bought? 

Once Upon a Time Season 2. That show...*sigh*

Whose behavior merited celebration? 

I can't answer that......

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

A certain black man of high authority.

Where did most of your money go?

Christmas Presents!!!!

What's the best concert you've been to this year?

I didn't go to a concert this year :(

What song or Album will always remind you of 2013? 

Probably any song from Imagine Dragons, but especially River.

Compared to this time last year are you:
1. Happier or Sadder - Happier
2. thinner of fatter - About the same
3. Richer or poorer -  eh, so-so. We're definitely not rich

What do you wish you'd done more of?

I wish I'd been able to take a couple more acting classes, that would've been nice.

What do you wish you'd done less of? 

I shouldn't worry so much, I need to relax a little. Also, I probably shouldn't spend quite so much time on Pinterest... *blush*

How did you spend Christmas?

At home with my family, just like always.

How are you spending your New Year?

Well I spent most of my New Year napping because I wasn't particularly well, but I was able to come out and enjoy a lovely meal with my family and do a little bit of celebrating during the evening. I was really tired though, which sucked.

Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

My best friend Sammi!

What was the best book you read? 

I really loved The Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, and The Angels Command. Those were both brilliant books. So was Leap of Faith but that's not a new discovery or anything. I read it every now and then to life my spirits. Its so sweet and beautiful and sad ... *sniffle*



Did you fall in love in 2013?

Unless fictional characters count, no.

What was your favorite TV Show? 

Oh I had a couple....

Once Upon a Time is a fairly new show and I, personally, quite like it. It is really fun and exciting and it has some really brilliant characters in it. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a little fantasy with some magic, sword-fights and a truly amazing villain. But be warned - its the type of show that could have been EPIC, and as it is, its good and you enjoy it. My favorite characters are Rumplestiltskin and Belle. Love story aside, both these characters are interesting, well acted and fun to learn about. I also really like Neal and Henry.


Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate at this time last year?

No, but there are some people I don't really like anymore.

What did you want and get? 

A new Computer. Oh, and a brown hoodie. That was the best moment of Christmas Morning you guys.

What did you want and not get? 

I didn't get to take that Broadway class at the College which is really sad for me.

What were your favorite films of this year?

Does this mean New-Releases or movies I've only just watched this year? I'm going with movies I watched :)

Angel in the House- incredibly cute, family-friendly movie with a beautiful message and a touching storyline. Definitely worth your time.

Frozen - Disney's newest animated movie, enjoyable and fun to watch with just an undertone of seriousness and the little romance that Disney always has.

Monsters University - A prequel to Monsters Inc. Pixar delivered a wonderful cartoon that had you surprisingly emotional and gave you a nice, happy feeling everywhere. I loved it :)

Rise of the Guardians - One of the best movies you'll ever watch. Just go find it and you'll see why its one of my favorites!

Thor; the Dark world - I think Thor is an incredibly underrated avenger. I've always liked him and in this last movie he was really amazing and brilliant, and he and Loki were a lot of fun to watch. I do wish people would stop saying Loki is a hero, or that he's better than Thor. I love Loki, I do, and I think there is good still in him and he could be redeemed and make a turn-around, but he is a bad man and he deserves what he gets. That being said, I really liked him and Thor working together in this movie. Brother stories, man, they're the best. Brother and Friendship stories - nothing like them. They're my favorite.

What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?

Wow. Okay, give me a minute while I think back to January of last year. I believe I spent the day with my family, watched a fun movie and had my best friend over for the night. I can't remember the movie, but I think I got a Taylor Swift CD and some Pajama's. Anyway, it was a lovely day.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013? 

I tried really hard to adopt Belle's style from Once Upon a Time, But mostly I was all over the board.

What kept you sane? 

Well, I'm already insane, so the better question is; What kept you functioning? - My amazing friends, both on my street and online. My Family. My obsessions and Fandoms. My books. Looking forward to Christmas.

 What celebritie/public figure did you fancy the most? 

This is a tricky one, because there are a lot of actors I've seen this past year that I have quite liked/ I really like Matt Smith and his mates Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan, they are brilliant. But I suppose the two actors whom I just discovered and fell in love with would be these guys.
 
They just seem so sweet, so descent and normal.

What would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? 

Not freaking out so much over things I can't control. Well, no freaking out on the whole would have been nice :)

What Political Issue stirred you the most? 

I don't pay attention to politics but there was one thing that caught my interest. You have probaby all heard of the show Duck Dinesty. Its a Live-TV shows that feauture these firm, Christian men and their families and their daily lives. Well, one of these fellows was asked his opinion on the....queers, and he said he didn't agree with it. That's it. The station that asked the question went into an uproar and threatened to throw him off the show, but his family said they would stop the show if their Uncle wasn't allowed back on and the next thing you knew, the Uncle was in the next episode! But seriously guys, what the heck? If you ask a Christian who is obviously VERY DEVOUT in his faith, what his view are on immorality, what do you expect him to say? there were hundreds upon thousands of people defending this man, some of them being Queer people themselves. It was crazy.

Who did you miss? 

Oh, my family mostly. and a couple good family-friends that live a long ways away and whom we don't get to see very often.

Who was the best person you met? 

I don't meet a whole lot of people. I'm very isolated here, in this tiny neighborhood in the mountains. I didn't really meet anyone this year, but I got to know some people better - especially my bloggy friends!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013


 
I'm not so worried about what people think anymore. I've always been more outgoing then the rest of my family, but its hard sometimes, to just be me and not care, especially when people you know don't seem to approve. But I figure, God made me so he must want me the way I am, quirks and all, and I shouldn't try to be anyone but me.

Now I feel all cheesy and chick-flicky.....

Quote a song or lyrics that sums up your year.

 
Just because everything's changing
doesn't mean its never been this way before
 
All you can do is try to know who your friends are
as you head off to the war.
Pick a star on the dark horizon and, follow the light!
I'll come back, when you call me.
No need to say goodbye.
 
Five personal significant events.
 
I finished Tenth Grade
I started a story that actually has a plot
My whole family came together for an entire week in September.
I took an acting class

I discovered Imagine Dragons

Five things I want to do in 2014

Act in a play
Finish my story
Do Nano (maybe?)
Finish 11th grade.
Take the college Broadway class

Five people I'd like to know  better in 2014.

My bloggy friends!! So original right?

Now once again, happy late-New Year. The very best wishes to all of you, in your home and in your personal life, and may this year be better than the last - just remember, when times are tough; Christmas is coming!

God bless!
~Bella

Pile of good things

Pile of good things