Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A (Big?) Number Of Things You Might Not Know About Me:

This should be interesting!

1.) When I was two years old I was spinning around the living room. (I actually do remember this a little bit, as odd as that may seem.) I'm pretty sure I was pretending to be a fairy or something very close to that, and I was so caught up in my magic sparkles that I didn't see the coffee table until it was too late. I ran right into it and smashed my front tooth to smithereens. Seriously. It wasn't knocked out or anything normal. I rammed my face so hard against the glass that the pure pressure shattered my tooth and pushed the fragments into my gums. The Doctor said the tooth should come back within a couple years. But little old me was without a front tooth until I was about ten. When it finally started to come back it was a super weird experience. It was like losing a tooth, but in reverse. I have the tooth now (which is great) but it grew in crooked, and it will always be crooked. There is something wrong with my jaw or the bones or something, and my teeth cannot be set. Oh well. I don't mind it.



I was so cute.

2.) When I was a kid my favorite part from Sleeping Beauty was when Maleficent crashed down in front of Phillip and cried; "NOW SHALL YOU DEAL WITH ME, O PRINCE! AND ALL THE POWERS OF HELL!" I used to quote that line quite often, complete with dramatic arm-raise. Why did I like this so much? I'm not sure. I think it was the epicness of the villain threatening about Hell and then turning into a terrifying DRAGON and then Philip defeating her with the Shield of Virtue and the Sword of Truth - yeah, I really love Philip. That whole scene was so cool though! I just loved it so much! It was my favoritest of lines. Once I even did the thing in the library, and one of the librarians was like, "You told her about Hell???"

"No! It cannot be!"


3.) I have am severely conflicted about which side to join for Captain America - Civil War, because I feel like by choosing one  I basically tell the other he is a zero and I don't really care about him.



NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, WHY CAN'T WE ALL BE FRIENDS AND HAVE SHWARMA?

3.) I used to climb up on the shed roof in the back yard and fish for pine cones with my younger sisters. The shed was about a story high, but that didn't shake us. we put hangers on a long line of jump-rope and we just sat up there on the roof, trying to snag pine cones in the hanger hooks. It was intense.

4.) I wore jumpers growing up.

5.) I didn't play "Red Rover." I played, "BLOOD ROVER." Seriously. When my sisters and I played that game we didn't mess around. You locked hands up to the wrists. You planted yourself. You kept the enemy from crossing, if your arms broke doing it. One time we had friends over and they weren't used to our ways... and I could feel her hand sliding, and I just dug my nails into her skin like, "Don't let go."

6.) Peter & Edmund were the first brother story I ever cried over. *not counting Bro-Friends.



When are you going to learn to do as your told?


7.) I used to stand in the rays of sunlight that came through the living room window and pretend to be Mary, or an angel from heaven.

*cue heavenly voices singing*

8.) When I was super little I'd play this stupid game with my sister. We had a pitcher in the bathtub and I'd fill it up, and I'd slowly poor it out saying, "The mirror shows many things. Things that were. Things that are. And some thing that have not yet come to pass. Look into the mirror." I had the time the pouring perfect, otherwise I ran out to fast and had to quickly dunk the pitcher back into the water before I finished, or I was too slow had to dump the last of the water out with a splash. Once I finished, I'd pass it to Tiny and she'd do the same thing. And we'd do this the whole time we were in the bath. I don't know how we knew this quote at five and three... but we did. #TrueLordoftheringsfans

9.) I read so much in middle school that my mom threatened to take away my library card because I wasn't getting my chores (or my school) done.

10.) Once I put on headphones, turned on some loud, exciting music and went tearing through a giant rain puddle in the road, dancing and whooping like an idiot. My age at this time is confidential.

11.) I believed in Santa Clause until like, two years ago, and I still believe in Father Christmas.  I come from a long line of believers.

12.) I used to take my Dad's stud-finder out of his tool kit and wander around the house pretending to be Kirk, looking for signs of life (or danger) on some distant planet.

Their cute old/new technology 8-)


13.) I loved capes but I never owned one. I went on a lot of adventures. Adventurers had to have capes. This was a thing with me. So I would raid my big sister's closet and find a long flowing skirt to stick on my shoulders and run around in.

14.) Sometimes I would pick out a black skirt for my cape, grab Christine (an unfortunate younger sister) and drag her down through my lair, (the deck and the swing set) singing the Phantom of the Opera in a deep, masculine voice. She always knew the responses. And she put up with being dragged all over the back yard, singing and boating across giant lakes. She was a very good sport. *waves at sister* You know who you are.

15.) OH, OH, OH! I just got an instagram. You should check it out HERE.

16.) I have tea time every night, and when I'm with my family we have it together. We're all very British that way.

18.) I don't think Loki is a hero. I like him, but he's not a hero.

19.) I never finished the Harry Potter books.* What can I say? I thought the movies were better!

All the Potterheads be like....

*I know, I know. I want to try again somewhere in the soon-ish future. 


20.) I read The Hobbit when I was 10 and The Lord of the Rings when twelve. I cried over both.


"I will not say 'do not weep,' for not all tears are an evil."

21.) I fangirl over Original Star Trek.

22.) I always wear a Scapular. *

Our Lady's promise.


*A scapular is like kind of a necklace that is worn in honour of the Mother of Christ. The Catholic's have a tradition of wearing them, as it shows our devotion to the Church, and merits for us special prayers and protection from the Mother of God. 

23.) I never, ever wanted to be an only child. Like, ever.

24.) I always go barefoot in the summer time, for as long as I can.

25.) I sing practically all the time. Wherever, whenever, whatever time of day. I'll be there in the corner, singing like a lark. Or a chickadee. Or a toad, depending on your opinions and the state of my health at the time. (But I kind of like my voice, so if you hate it, that's too bad for you. *sticks out tongue*)

There! Twenty-Five things you might not know about me! I think I will be off now. I will leave with this song that I recently discovered. I really, really like it. You've probably all heard it before, but whatever. It's one of my many anthems. It makes me feel ready to be brave.


God Bless! Peace out y'all!!



*swings around cape and leaps off stage*

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I thought I published this post.

I found this post in my drafts and I was like,

How???

Last week I found out that Alan Rickman died. I was so shocked. I loved Alan Rickman as an actor. He was so incredibly good at what he did and there was something to him that you don't see in many people. He certainly made characters his own. He is the reason, "By Grabthar's Hammer..." Has so much meaning. He is the reason that I actually like Severus Snape. Yep. He is the reason. No one could have portrayed that dark, brooding teacher better than him. He did an amazing job with him. When I heard that he died, I sat down and just stared for a while. Then I got the sudden urge to watch Galaxy Quest and all of the Harry Potter movies. Then I curled up and felt sad all over.

And it’s a human need to be told stories. The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.
Rest in peace Alan Rickman. You taught me it's never too late to live your dream, and your dreams are never too impossible to go after. You were amazing and you will be missed.


*swings around cape and leaps off stage*





Bella

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A bit about stories and other stuff.



"He was too quiet or he was too loud. He took things too seriously, or not seriously at all. He was too sensitive, or too cold-hearted. He hated with every fiber of his being, or loved with every piece of his heart."  (Stacy Hunt)


I have seen this quote floating around for a long time. It is a line that has intrigued me since the moment I saw it. It sparked my inner writer, and for many months a thought lurked in the back of my mind, a thought I hardly dare consider. The thought was that a character like this would be something of a challenge, and I should attempt to write one. The thought would not leave me alone and eventually a character showed up that was angry, and bitter, yet he could love, if only someone would love him. He asked me to write his story. I agreed. But since this quote was a massive inspiration for this character I am a little terrified to write about him.

His name is Whip. And he is Shadow.

"Nothing in my life is constant."

This year I have to try to figure out Whip's story. At the beginning of the month I made myself a promise, a kind of resolution, to write more. Especially to write more of the stories that I have been so afraid to put down on paper. Whip will probably be the first I really work on, but I also want to work on the story about England in the 1600's during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The story about Cyril and the Keara. I want to write tell the story about a girl who gets her heart broken over and over again, but still wants to love.  I want to write the characters that have been drifting around in the dusty corners, just waiting to be let out. I want to go back to working on my plays and musicals, which deserve so much better than just being abandoned. I want to try to be a proper sort of writer this year. Though I'm not sure how well that will work out.


I also want to sign up for dance and try to find an acting school somewhere near by. I really need to start focusing more on my acting, looking at scrips, analyzing characters, working with emotion and response. I have to start driving again too, so I can get my license. I have a busy sort of year ahead of me, and that is a little daunting. But it is kind of nice to have plans.

I'm going to try really hard to do things this year. I need to be brave and just do things. I don't much like doing things that scare me, but I have to try. If you could all keep me in my prayers I would be most thankful. :)

Would you like me to start posting about my plots/stories again? Would you like to hear more about my new characters?  It's all up to you! PEACE OUT Y'ALL!


*swings around cape and leaps off stage*



Bella

Friday, January 15, 2016

Nobody has time for that!

I wanted to use the other phrase, but it's protected by copyright.

The reason for needing this phrase is this; I have bronchitis. For real. Bronchitis. My brother took me into a Doctor on Wednesday because this stupid cold would not let me go. (In fact it was just getting worse). It was like YOU SHALL NOT PASS. THIS IS THE BRIDGE OF HEALTH. YOU SHALL NOT PASS.

I admit it. I just really wanted a Gandalf gif on this post.


I was like, "But I really want to be well!"

So I finally went to the Doctor and got a medicine that would actually help me, and today I feel much better. Not well, but definitely better.

Yay health!

Right now I am blogging on a brand new computer that my brother bough me for my big First-Time-Adult birthday. (Reason #209 why my brother is better than yours.)

That's right folks. January 12th was my eighteenth Birthday! I am now officially an adult. I think I kind of hate that. It could hold good things, but on the other hand it's a little terrifying. Okay, a lot terrifying. However, I still don't really act like an adult, meaning I'm not all professional and socially brilliant, or really serious and stuff. I'm still a dork, and I still like being a dork, and I don't intend to give it up. So there. I think I'm going to be a dork my whole life. I can see myself becoming one of those crazy old ladies who has a terrible memory and hits people with her Gandalf staff that doubles as an Umbrella. 

I have no idea where that paragraph was going....

ANYWAY!

I wasn't able to do much celebrating on my birthday, unfortunately. I was so sick I couldn't do a lot fun stuff. I spent a lot of the morning feeling dizzy and exhausted, and rather too weak to move. I've felt this way for the past week, but I found it horribly unfair that I should still be this sick on my eighteenth birthday, one of the biggest birthdays a teen can have. I had plans for that day, guys. I did none of them. However, my Mommy and three younger sister came up to celebrate it with me. They arrived later in the evening, but it was still nice to see them. Tiny tried to make it fun for me. She made me a cake and turned on some Taylor Swift and we tried to be a little festive. By around seven, I wasn't feeling as bad, and I was able to sit down and eat with everybody, (which was great). Then Mommy demanded I open gifts. She, Dad and Tiny had picked out this fabulous dark black sweater that feels soft and feathery when you wear it. I don't have any nice sweaters, especially not soft feathery ones, so I fell in love with it. Jessie got me this amazing coat that looks like a feminine version of the Tenth Doctor's Trench-coat. I love that coat. It is so fabulous! Then, as you know, Joey got me an epic new computer because, in his words; "You have an E-Machine from like, 2003!"

My brother is so fabulous.

When I am feeling better, I will try to take pictures and post them for you. Right now I look like a zombie. You wouldn't want to see my shiny, white face. Or my terrifying chapped lips. Or my eyes, which are wreathed in flame.

This is accurate guys.

Well, fairly accurate.

After this gifts I watched Princess Bride, ate delicious, moist cake and it turned into a fun evening. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. It is so funny and ridiculous, and it never really bothers to explain itself much, but that is all part of it's charm. The fight scene between Inigo Montoya and Wesley is gold. And Inigo would have won if he hadn't panicked and started to swing wildly. I'm just saying.

Once the movie was over, we stayed up for a while and chatted about this and that, and my family stayed the night. That was very exciting :)

We went out shopping the next morning. We visited hobby lobby, and that place is so EPIC. WHAT EVEN! Tiny had so much fun she asked Mom if she could stay until Friday, and my Mom, (who is an amazing women) said yes!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

I kind of decided that I was going to celebrate my birthday all week because I was so sick on the actual day. This ended up being a good thing, because two of my friends want to drive up and visit me Today (I SO EXCITED! :-D) And they plan to bring me and Chloe and Sammi back with them to stay the night at my family's house so they can celebrate too! I'm so popular! All legally adult and stuff.

My friends should actually be arriving soon, so I should go now. I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and hopefully I'll be back with a post soon. Hopefully this one wasn't super boring.

Peace Out Y'all!!


*swings around cape and leaps off stage*



Bella

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Help me, you presumptuous climber! Nyaw, nyaw!"

Barry Allen.


Mine was page one of something different, kind of frightening, and also a little exciting..

Today I finally moved out.

It was a strange feeling. I didn't feel like it was really happening until I got into my brother's car and drove away. That when it sunk in that I would no longer being staying in my little green house for the majority of the time, but with my brother and his girls and... it was really weird.

I hugged all my sisters goodbye like, three times. They acted like I was going to the moon, and when I started to pull out of the driveway, a tiny part of me felt like that was exactly where I was going. In reality I am only an hour away, but it seems longer somehow, when I am in my brothers' house, listening to the silence and blogging. 

I thought I would be a lot more scared. I'm a little scared, a little nervous, but I think that is normal when you leave your home for the first time. Mostly I'm pretty okay with it - even a little excited.I know I will need time to adjust, but I don't think that will be as hard as I originally thought. I feel like this is page one of an interesting 2016, and I hope the others pages will be as nice as this one. 

My family tried to make my "Going-Away" as nice as possible. They even had Epiphany in the wee hours of the morning so that I could join in, even though we usually do that in the evening. I had a lovely Epiphany. We all woke up about six o'clock in the morning, and watched the tree blink for a bit, and soon Sausage-buns were being handed out, and coffee was served, and the Epiphany gifts were passed around. I got this epic light that looks like a candle holder and has butterflies and flowers all over it. Some of them come out a little, like they're 3D. It has a little tray on that top that you can put wax it. The light underneath burns the wax, and it smells amazing. Or at least, I expect that it would. Unfortunately I left my wax at home this morning. My sister said she'd take care of it for me, and bring it up on my birthday... But it seems so long.

I still love the light though. It is fun. (I'd show you a picture, but I don't have any right now. *sad face* )

 It was pretty cool. There is this little girl who comes over to play all the time. Her name is Lisbeth. (well... sort of.) Anyway, we asked her if she could come over on Epiphany at the beginning of December. She seemed thrilled about it, and promised to ask her parents. We planned to have her stay all month, and at the last minute her mom said no, she couldn't stay. But see, Lisbeth didn't have much of a Christmas, so we had to have her for Epiphany! So later that night, Lisbeth showed up with her Grandpa and my mom, who is brilliant, went over to Lisbeth's house and talked to her Mom. And her Mom let her come! Lisbeth was so happy!!! It was fun, because in the morning she had gifts under the tree, both from the Wisemen, and Father Christmas! She was so excited. It was adorable.

We have a habit and turning friends into family members. I guess we are a lot like that family in While You Were Sleeping. I knew we were... I just didn't realize how much.

Well, it's time I toddle off. I am finished with my tea and quite ready for bed. I figure it's good to go to sleep early, since my stupid cold still hasn't let me drown it in hot water and herbs yet.

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas Season and New Years! I hope and pray that this year is better then the last, and that God might grant us a good leader for our country.

Civil War is less than five months away!

Peace Out Y'all!!




*swings around cape and leaps off stage*





Bella

Friday, January 1, 2016

"Happy New Year - In jail!"

We made it to 2016....


HEY GUYS!!! Happy New Year!! What kind of plans do you have for today? My  plan is to curl up on the couch with lemon-tea and try not to cough or sneeze every ten seconds. This is the third year in a row that I have been sick on New Years... Maybe even the fourth or fifth. I'm starting to lose count. The point is I haven't been well on a big holiday for a really long time. (This includes Christmas, Easter, Epiphany, Halloween...) I hate being too tired to have fun. It's not fair.

Anyway, I thought I would try to celebrate a little bit. I decided to do a "New Years" Tag. It seemed like the way to go.


1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?

I graduated! *Dances with confetti*

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?

I don't do challenging.


I had to take my Drivers Permit Test and I had serious issues with it. But I passed... in the end. 

3. What was the most memorable thing?

I saw Mary Poppins live on Stage. It was just at a community theater, but the quality of the show was Amazing! It felt really professional and very "Big City." I fell in love with the musical and the songs. I hope that one day I will be able to perform in that show.... maybe on Broadway. (LOL.)

The other very memorable thing was when my brother proposed to his fiancé. That was adorable.
4. What did you get really, really excited about?

PRISON BREAK IS GETTING A NEW SEASON AND I SORT OF FANGIRLED A LOT.

AND JULIETTE LIVES.

AND TWELVE AND RIVER SHARED THEIR FIRST EPISODE TOGETHER. *FLAILS*

AND OH MY GOSH CIVIL WAR AND I'M SORRY TONY HE'S MY FRIEND - SO WAS I - AND YOU USED TO WEAR NEWSPAPERS IN YOUR SHOES.

Basically I got excited about my fandoms... *blush*

Oh, and moving out. I'm pretty excited about that.


What song/album will always remind you of 2015? 

Finding Neverland, A Tale of Two Cities, and last but not least, 1989 - Taylor Swift.


5.) How did you spend your Christmas?

I spent it at home and it was perfect. Seriously, it was so incredibly perfect, God was so good to us. we had a nice snow fall on Christmas Eve, and it had impecable timing because it snowed all afternoon and dispersed just in time for us to drive to Midnight Mass. And we had a full moon.  How cool is that? A full moon and a snowfall? That is wishing material right there. Christmas day was amazing. We lit the Christ Candle on the Advent Wreath and sang Joy to the World, welcoming God into the world. Then we had everyone crowded on the two couches in the living room and beautiful chaos as we passed out gifts. And there were sausages and lemonade and coffee and awesomeness! And we were fortunate enough to have a very good friend spend the morning with us, and later on that day her family came over, and another friend from the library, and we all ate and drank and talked ... it was SO FUN. We made Gnocchi and cooked the ham and had one of those loud crazy dinners only Italians can have. Then we drug our friend and all her brothers, AND the man from the library outside to play in the snow. At eight o'clock. In 18 degree weather. It was the first time we were able to have a "Boys VS Girls" Snowball fight. We've never really had boys at the house until this year. It was pretty epic. 


6.) What was a hardest thing you to face?

Oh! Uhm... I guess my hardest thing this year was realizing that there are some things I just can't fix no matter how hard I try. Sometimes I just need to have a little faith, a little hope, and just let go. My duty is to be a good friend, a good sister, a good daughter. I just need to trust in God and live like He wants me too, and let everything else work itself out. And sometimes that is really hard. That is something that has been very hard for me to accept. I'm still trying to accept it.

7. What were the best movies you saw in 2015?

Ooooooooooooooh.... Antman, Age of Ultron and The Scorch Trials. Marvel did a really good job on Antman. They made it more of a comedy and I think that was a good way to go. It needed to be funny. I was also surprised with  how they handled Scott (a.k.a. Antman) He was really likable. He was cute and awkward and kind of a dork. I didn't like the weird girlfriend, but otherwise it was good. I enjoyed it. 


Age of Ultron was basically Marvel trying to prepare us for Civil War. It wasn't anything close to that painful of course... it was mostly just intense and a little sad, but it also had a lot of funny parts.
Like this;



As for Scorch Trials... Dylan O'brien. Enough said.
Get out of here!

Bonus gif of Dylan cracking up because the bird would not go.

He can't even.

8.What were the best books you read this year?

Chalice - Robin Mckinley. Keturah and Lord Death - Martin Leavitt, A Tale of Two CIties - Charles Dickons, Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, and Dragon - Katrina DeLallo.


This book made me weep. But not in a bad way. It was just so beautiful... It was one of the few books that, when I was finished, I just sat there in my room, hugging it and crying. 


9. Was there any awesome/fun TV show you discovered this year?

This is Barry Allan. He is a dork.
 
I haven't found any 'new' shows this year. I just recently watched The Flash and Peggy Carter, both of which I really like. Peggy Carter is pretty great because, well, it's Peggy freakin' Carter. She is just the best of female characters. I love her. The Flash is funny, but it's super corny.  That being said, Barry Allan is a good reason to watch it. He's sweet, adorable... nerdy. Mhm. I like him.



She is so cute and incredibly awesome.

 

10. Did you discover any new musicals?

Oh yes! I've actually discovered quite a few, but my these are my top three: Mary Poppins, Finding Neverland, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. They're all really good! (A Gentleman's Guide is basically like Gilbert-and-Sullivan but dark.)

11. Did you write any new books?'

Ha. No. But I'm working on some.

13. Did you make any new friends?

Uhm... *eyeballs Christine* Do online friends count? I met someone on Pinterest. We're both incredibly Musical-Obsessive. She followed my musicals board. I followed hers. She geeked out. I geeked out. We fangirled over Sydney Carton. It was great.

Also, we recently welcomed a cute library-man into our family. He is sweet and super tall and he does things like salute you when you walk into the library, and bow before he leaves your house.

14. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?

My biggest change? Hmmm. That's hard. I've had a lot of change this year. One of the biggest was my two little nieces moving in with their Dad full time. That was hard. The house seemed so big when they were gone.

15. Is there some change you will have to go through in 2016? 

Oh yes. I'm going to move out with my brother and nanny for his kids. I'm nervous. Nervous and excited. Nervocited.

16. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?

Making Fan-Videos. Unfortunately my computer crashed so I wasn't able to do that thing the last couple of months. It was sad. But soon I'll be able to start again.

17. What was biggest thing you learned this past year?

I always feel weird doing this. lol. I've learned that the world is big and fast and complicated and sometimes impossible things just happen and that's what we call miracles. I also learned that the world is full of trouble and sorrow and anxiety, and we can never be certain of anything, not for one single day. You can't control what the world throws at you, but you can control what you do with it. Sometimes bad things just happen. It's all apart of the complicated mystery of good and evil, something no one really understands. Sometimes it demoralizing. Sometimes you have a whole string of bad days, bad weeks, even a bad year. Maybe even more than that. But you have to keep going and keep fighting, and most of all, keep trying. I've had to learn this over and over. I don't think I'll ever stop learning it. I just need to practice at it.

198 Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.





19.) What are five things you want to do in 2016?


1.) Take some acting classes
2.) Take Dance
3.) See Civil War on opening night.
4.) Start Saving up so I can see Phantom live on Broadway.
5.) Audition for my first play.

20.) Describe 2015 in your own words. 

This year was amazing, overwhelming and frightening. Bad things happened, but so did good things and some of the good was rather extraordinary. My best friend moved into town. I got to watch my brother propose to his fiance, something I've been wanting since he met Jess. She is so perfect for him! I now have a soon-to-be Sister-in-law. My one and only. My awesome brother-in-law, Dan, came for a short visit and it was fabulous. I tried sushi for the first time. I graduated, I got me driving permit, I took another singing class and I had my first "Boys VS Girls" snowball fight. I had an awesome Christmas, a magical Christmas. Honestly, this year has been pretty good. There were some dark parts, but mostly it was nice.




I tag:

Peace Out Y'all!


*swings around cape and leaps off stage*
Bella

Pile of good things

Pile of good things