Saturday, September 28, 2013

Word Count

Word Count for The Princes of Ventweno (yup, the one with the Ventwenoian language!). I figured 5000 seemed like a reasonable goal, because then POV will be slightly longer than the first book in the series, which was 127 pages long. POV itself (the fourth book, unless I merge the very short books of two and three) is 51 pages.


20000 / 50000
(40%)

I'm Tired

I'm very tired.

I also have a cold.

So I can't concentrate on my schoolwork. I've started logic, Latin, and literature, but I can't finish any of them. :P

However, I've found this, to learn as soon as I get better:

Ogham and ancient Celtic script

It's "Ogham and ancient Celtic script". That's all I know about it.

Translating Disney songs into different languages and alphabets is very fun! Grant it, the only languages I know are English (which the songs are already in, of course), Latin, and Ventwenoian, a language I made up for the books I'm written. There are five other countries besides Ventweno, so I've still got more languages to make up sometime.

For alphabets, however, I know more than two. I know Tengwar (Elvish), Uruk Runes, and a little bit of Aurek-Besh. I'm certain that I know another one, but I can't remember it. :P

I'd love to learn the Vulcan  and Romulan scripts, but they look extremely difficult. No matter. I shall learn them someday.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What?

Remember my last post, where I said that some people seem to think I have a higher brain capacity or something?

Apparently they really do think that.

As in, a guy said that girls's brain mature faster than boys's (which is why my table finished first in my Latin class's first group translating of the year. :P), and then someone else said that my brain is probably four years ahead of the boys's, while the other girls's were only two years ahead.

Seriously?

Now to go learn more about the brain.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Emma Watson



At first I was like, oh honey, what she's saying isn't going to be very important. She's getting all emotional and I won't find this very interesting.

But then.

Oh Emma honey, don't worry, you're not the only person who feels like they're always the
"smart" one, as if their brain capacity is somehow higher than others (I mean, that's a possibility, but I seriously doubt it).

If I like Latin and logic, that is entirely my choice and nobody else should have a problem with that. I mean, for goodness sakes, there are some people who love math and science but people don't mind that.

Seriously though, foreign languages are awesome. Amo Latinum! (I think that's how it's said.)

Monday, September 23, 2013

School Year (Rough Draft)

Here's a poem I just wrote! This is only a rough draft, so bear with me here.

School Year

New clothes, books, and grades
Oh how I love today!
School rushes
Days passing
Bringing us to winter.

Oh winter! Cold winter
Bright and sharp
Numbing our toes
But never our brains.
School rushes
Days passing
Brings us to spring rains.

Lunch we eat inside
Munch! We play outside
And get wet.
Oh rain, lovely rain
Drizzling down our faces
Oh rain, chilling rain
Running off the leaveses.
School rushes
Days passing
Brings us to the play.

Oh play! Quick play
Actors singing, dancing
Oh play! Quick play
And then the final bows.
School rushes
Days passing
brings us into summer.

Oh summer! Hot summer
With its sweltering heat
Oh summer! How summer
Until our friends we greet
As the school year comes again.

And there you have it! Feel free to comment what you think.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

YESTERDAY

GUESS WHO'S HOME FROM COLLEGE?!?!

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(Picture stolen from here, as usual. Princess is the one with the orange dress {Seriously hoping she doesn't mind that I put her picture in mah blog.}.)

THE PRINCESS!!!!!

My Confirmation sponsor of awesomeness.

All bow.

*Trumpet blows*

There I was, innocently talking with Ria's brother and one of the middle schoolers outside because play practice was going on, when BAM! A car drove up and people came out! I glanced over, screamed, and ran across the parking lot. (No, there were no cars coming. But even if there were, do you think that would stop me?)

Obviously, I was crying and following and hugging her for the rest of the time. Seriously, I could not stop crying.

I missed her. A ton.

Because my two best friends are last years graduates, I've been super lonely without them. But I didn't know how badly I needed them until I saw Ria in the parking lot with her yellow shirt, brown jacket, and...brown skirt? I'm pretty sure that's what she was wearing.

Oh Ria honey, you're home for the weekend!!!!

And she's promised to come home more often.

Good.

*Epic screaming*

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And when I got home, there was a LETTER for me!!! From my other best friend.

She's amazing.

And friendly.

And beautiful.

And loves tea.

And books.

And gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card.

*Excitement mounting*

ISN'T SHE AWESOME?!

Yes, yes she is.

And she's one of my best friends.

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So yeah, yesterday was an awesome day for me. :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

INTJs

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That does not mean I dislike you. That does not mean I dislike the work. That does not mean I dislike the teachers.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

1003 Views

Woo! 1003 times this blog has been viewed! (A lot of them were by me, 'cause of all the times I had to go to here and link with someone else, or just otherwise see how my blog looks.)

But here's a picture of Tom Hiddleston as an elf:

That would work.

You know, I think he'd be pretty good at that.

And here is a needle being threaded as seen through a scanning electron microscope:

A needle being threaded as seen through a scanning electron microscope

Ta-da!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

INTP/J/FJs

how-to-recognize-intp

They literally got my nose right.

Also, I'm often glaring at people. I try not to do that in class, 'cause I don't want to make my teachers mad. But when I'm alone, I glllllllllllare a fabulous glare.
  1. The INTp [generally] has a small frame and wears well-fitting but unremarkable clothes. This is true of males and females. Many INTp's have a proportionally large nose and will most often have a sullen or gloomy expression on their faces.
I don't know if I have a small frame because I don't really know what that is. I'm just normal sized.

Here's the one for INTJS: INTJ

  1. The INTj is [usually] thin and physically clumsy. This is true of males and females. They tend to dress conservatively and their wardrobes are typically very repetitive. When interacting with people, especially strangers, they are prone to nervousness.
I'm not thin, but sometimes I trip while I'm just walking across the floor.

My wardrobe is very repetitive.

Black.

Purple.

Others (that I wear much less often.)
  1. The INTj is confident in work, less confident in relationships. In their area of expertise, they can be consumed by work and will be driven to get results. They prefer to work independently and without hinderances (i.e. corporate politics or bureaucracy) but will find ways to be successful, if they are interested in their projects. However, in their personal lives, INTjs have problems understanding feelings and emotions and thus avoid frivolous socializing--they will usually have a narrow circle of long-lived friendships.
The INFJ one
  1. The INFj is kind of a pushover, up to a point. Unfortunately (I say "unfortunate" because I'm INFj), they find it hard to refuse other people's requests. They have a mentality where they'll accept other people's troubles at least the one time (often this turns into many times). However, they will build up a quiet resentment towards those who have unreasonable demands, eventually reaching a breaking point where they will quite abruptly cut off contact or have an outburst.
(Dear person who is looking at this and wondering if you're the person I get annoyed with, you're not. You, my dear, are fabulous {you are the person I just sent a letter to, in case you're wondering.}.)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Coffee and Tea

I should be thanked.
I'm a big help.

What a fascinating Star Trek mug ;)
Spocky xD

Rune mug
Rune mug

YES!!!!
YES!!!!


Not ever. (I actually have this quote on my bedroom wall.)


C. S. Lewis: The Proper British Man

Coffee mug. Coffee bean seasonal candle. Made this from a clear mug from the dollar store, ok coffee beans and some ribbon we got on sale at michaels, and a tea light. This was an easy craft to make that took like 15 minutes, it looks great, and smells great!
How to make: Put coffee beans into a clear mug (with a ribbon, it'll look fantastic), then add a tea candle. I really want to try this!

Don't come near unless you have coffee the way I drink it!
Please?


Tea is amazing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Highs of this Summer

1. The play
St. A's did A Midsummer's Night Dream in early May, and it went awesomely! I was a fairy.

Dress rehearsal with Meastro
(Picture stolen from here.)

2. My Confirmation!
Not showing a picture, 'cause I looked funny in it. But the Confirmation in itself went really well, except for when I said "and also with you", instead of "and with your spirit". :P

3. The Graduations
This is not a good thing. Nope.
Well, I guess it was for the graduates, but considering now I don't have them anymore, it is not. My two closest friends graduated and now I'm rather lonely.

But here's a picture:
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(Stolen from here.)
What can I say, that blog's got awesome pictures.

4. I've been babysitting a ton, and bought these books:

The Classics Collection: Six Volumes of Classic Fiction (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-classics-collection-various-authors/1111326789?ean=9781435126657
They are awesome. I'm going to buy some more soon, I hope!

These are the ones I want to get:

Jules Verne: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/barnes-noble-leatherbound-classics-jules-verne-jules-verne/1106658814?ean=9781435122956

To Kill a Mockingbird (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/barnes-noble-leatherbound-classics-to-kill-a-mockingbird-harper-lee/1106658793?ean=9781435132412

The Bronte Sisters: Three Novels (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Series)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bronte-sisters-charlotte-bronte/1112439599?ean=9781435137202

5. Star Trek came out :D

Good Heavens!!!
Baby Spock is so cute! xD

6. We've been buying books for school!
I can't wait for it to start! School is awesome.
I'm getting a bunch of new teachers, one of whom is actually new to St. A's. He'll be my Latin teacher. Really hoping that we'll get along.

7. Ze baby
My li'l bro is doing awesomely! Getting quite big.

8. Knowing that Ria R. is doing fine at college and has found where the coffee is there. That's always a good thing.

9. Sending books to people
I love giving people presents, and buying books is fun, so sending books is quite enjoyable. :D Also, I usually get some for myself while I'm at it. ;)

10. My church's rummage sale, ice cream social, and parish picnic. Those were fun!

11. Reading a ton.
Over summer break, I was assigned to read A Tale of Two cities

and Northanger Abbey.

I didn't find out about that until mid August, but I've finished both books already! They were amazing. I definitely suggest them.

12. This post turned out to be much longer than I suspected. Well, that's a good thing. Thank you, Iris Hanlin, for the great idea about writing of the highs of summer.