Beautiful People #21 + NEWS

 

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Yep, it’s that time again!!!😀005c16dab37e95f43907b6af857cfcfd

(Like always, click on the picture and follow the link to get to Cait’s blog!)


Welcome to the stage, Sawyer Ali!

Well, I type for him.

So he’s not actually here.

Yeah.

How did you come up with this character?

Well, really, I just needed a character to fill in for this brilliant story that I had about mirror/dimensional travel (I swear I hadn’t yet read Beyond the Reflection’s Edge!).

It was July of Twenty-Fifteen, and NaNo had come around. I had just succeeded at my first NaNo that April, so I was feeling good. I had two names for two siblings: Nathan and Alice.

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Basically Sawyer and Alice as kids

Alice was my MC, and Nathan was her younger brother.

Thaaaaaaaaaaan after a page I saw about Bryan Davis’s book Beyond the Reflection’s Edge, which was a lot like the little I had planned/written. And his MC’s name was Nathan. So I trashed what I had written, and just barely kept the mirror and made the new MC Sawyer, and Alice his cousin.

Thus, I had Sawyer. But I had a problem: I had a cool story, but my MC was cardboard. And it was 1st person (though the first few pages weren’t). It wasn’t ’til page 60 or so that Sawyer had a personality.

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No, I don’t think so. I mean, sure there were times when his mom was gone and he didn’t really bother to eat, but growing up with a millionaire aunt&uncle has its perks.

Do they have a talent or skill that they’re proud of?

No, not really. Sawyer’s just your average gentle guy. So, maybe how he’s so kind and soft and stuff? Though that’s more what other people consider him.

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Okay, a note about Sawyer: He doesn’t really lose his temper. It doesn’t happen.

Buuuut maybe some kinds of injustices.

(Actually, I think that there was a time when he lost his temper … but I can’t remember if it’s true or what caused it. So … yeah.)

What is their favourite type of weather? Least favorite?

Sawyer loves spring. He loves going outside and smelling the breeze (for only a brief time, mind you), and having his eyeballs sneezed out by allergies. The rainy seasons that causes him to not go outside. The thawing after winter.

But he also likes winter ’cause it’s full of his favorite color (more on that below).

(Note: You can’t actually sneeze your eyeballs out.)

What is their Hogwarts house and/or MBTI personality?

8548ee0a6e5c37c8e1282c88422aff7fThe other day (or a few weeks ago, you know) when I saw Cait post about BP, I went straight from reading it (’cause, I obviously read it in full), to testing Sawyer.

Honestly, I was kinda nervous. I’ve tested Meryl and two others from her story and, ehhhh. It wasn’t the best, ’cause Meryl’s too similar to me, and her brother is too similar to my sister. (But the third guy was EASY.)

During the question-answering, I was very skeptical and didn’t think that it’d work at ALL and I felt like I was constantly contradicting myself. I got his MBTI, and started reading about it and BAM.

ISFJ-A. Completely. Here’s a quick snippet of it:

The ISFJ personality type is quite unique, as many of their qualities defy the definition of their individual traits. Though possessing the Feeling (F) trait, ISFJs have excellent analytical abilities; though Introverted (I), they have well-developed people skills and robust social relationships; and though they are a Judging (J) type, ISFJs are often receptive to change and new ideas. As with so many things, people with the ISFJ personality type are more than the sum of their parts, and it is the way they use these strengths that defines who they are.

~16 Personalities

So you know, that describes him perfectly.

And the Hogwarts house? I would go with Hufflepuff, mostly.

Are they more likely to worry about present problems, or freak out about the unknown future?

Present, definitely. He’s a pretty passive guy, so he doesn’t freak out a lot (or worry – they’re basically the same thing.), but he’d be more about present issues than the unknown future.

What is their favourite thing to drink?

Hmm. Milk or hot chocolate. But he doesn’t like milk hot chocolate, only the 3mtm-scotchcaltm-glass-finish-frosted-blue-7725-327water/package kind.

What is their favourite color? Least favorite?

Blue. A kind of frosted sky blue.

What is a book that changed their life?

Sawyer *gasps* is not a big reader. I know, I know. Before all of you, my fangirls (or boys), mob me, Alice loves to read. And she tells him all about them. But, he’s never really been changed by a book before.

And believe me, I say that all with a very heavy heart.

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Aaaand, guys, I have some exciting news!!!

Thanks to the lovely Simi’s pestering, I’m starting back up Broken Reflections! Yay! Isn’t it exciting?? I’m getting some editing (hopefully) done a decent bit this September/October, so that for November’s NaNo I’ll be ready to FINISH Broken Reflections! Yep. I’m aiming high.😉

I’d like to give a nice thanks to Writefury and Simi for being so positive when I was writing and for lovingly (I hope) pestering me afterwards.🙂

So, if you’d guys like to refresh yourself (which you probably should … sorry), or are going to be beginning anew (aka: just starting. It sounded cool so I said it.), than check out the previous parts, please!

Part onepart twopart threepart fourpart fivepart sixpart sevenpart eightpart nine, and part ten.


Hey guys! So, are you excited for me to be starting back up? Or are you dreading it?? (I know that it can sometimes be kinda really annoying when people do blog serials.) Tell me your thoughts in the comments below, along with your favorite color!🙂

 

Greater Than Gold – David Boudia

Hey guys!

Well, when you can’t think of a post, do a review! Haha, yeah. That works.

And I’m a little late for the Olympics, but here’s a review for Greater Than Gold: David Boudia!


27840646One of America’s most heralded young divers, David Boudia twice went for Olympic gold, training obsessively and whole-heartedly for success. In his first Olympics, he failed miserably, not winning a single medal. Four years later saw a different story: he mounted the podium twice, winning both gold and bronze. The difference? In the intervening years, he’d changed the focus of his quest from seeking glory for himself to giving glory to God. In Greater Than Gold, Boudia provides a behind-the-scenes access to the rarefied world of world-class athletics while also showing readers that when they place their hope in God, they receive what they’ve been seeking all along.


The Good:

This book is by twice Olympian, David Boudia. I thought that I’d try a book that’s a little different than what I’ve recently been reading. And this was as good as any.

For what I’ve got from this book, David was a very self-centered, competitive child (so imagine sending him to the Olympics…).

Really, this was a good book! You get to see some behind-the-scenes of the Olympics, and an awesome journey of redemption through David’s eyes!

And after I read this, I now feel very confident and informed about diving terms because, obviously.

Also, you finally solve the mystery of those … swimsuit things divers wear.

Randomly, he and his wife (and daughter) are soooo cute!

Overall, I really liked this!🙂

The Bad:

In the middle of the book, it was very preachy. Like, that’s the kind of book that it is. But still.

For me, sitting (or laying … in the nighttime reading case) through this was a little long for me.

And it was kinda annoying how it’d start explaining something, than say that he’d finish later.

Anyways, I really enjoyed this and recommend this book to teens who’d like to read an autobiography of an Olympian.

Three and a Half Stars ∗∗∗


Thank you, BookLook Bloggers for the book!!! Every view and word and awesomeness is my own … blah, blah, blah, etc.


Hey guys! What post would you like to see next? And sorry that I was a little late for the Olympics! Oops. And now for the BIG QUESTION: If you were an amazing athlete, what would you like to compete in in the Olympics? I’d definitely be archery!🙂

Ten Shows That You May or May Not’ve Known That I Love

So…

I was going to do Top Ten Tuesday (though on a Wednesday) a couple weeks ago when they were doing Ten Whatever about TV shows. Then you would’ve learned all of my favorite TV shows.

But I didn’t do that.

But! I’m doing it now!

First, I’m going to quickly say something.

I don’t watch a lot of TV. I mean, I do more probably than you should, but still not a WHOLE lot. And it is VERY rare for me to watch something on my own (‘cept maybe a YouTube video), so I tend to sit in at times when my mom’s watching The Office, or a show’s episode every couple days. (We also don’t have satellite TV, or whatever it’s called. Only Netflix and dvds and Amazon Prime and stuff.)

Now, to the good stuff! PSYCH! Not yet.

Note: These shows are not in any particular order. Just the order that I put them in. And I don’t LOVE all these shows, I just needed ten shows. So there.

And if you click on the titles, you’ll have a surprise!😉

Now to the good stuff!


1. Avatar: The Last Airbender

 

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This is basically the whole show.

Peoples.

I just finished this a couple weeks ago and AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Ahem.

Two of my siblings and I started watching this together (well, my brother started it, but I a110bfaa81865bfe0a35fe20f8fbc930made him restart and brought my sister with me), and kinda binge-watched it whenever we’d “babysit” the youngers (siblings).

I ADORE Zuko and Aang and Sokka and Appa and-and-and-and-

Seriously, though.

(Also, the same thing as Twinepathy, I am a shipper of Mai and Zuko, ’cause Mai and I have the same MBTI, and it’s the closest I’ll ever get to Zuko. #logic)

2. MARVEL’s Agents of SHIELD

agents_of_shield_season_3-1920x1200We’re now on the third season of this and it’s amazing! (Oh, and, FitzSimmons is one of my favorite ships of ever.)
After season two, I was kinda hesitant about starting the third season … but it’s still amazing!

I love all things MARVEL, and this definitely didn’t disappoint!

(Are there any MARVEL fans who CAN’T WAIT for Inhumans in 2019???)

3. Doctor Who

3749be58798e2dc5154668e6ddbc2675‘Kay, so … I’m pretty sure that all of you none of you knew this, but I am a Whovian. What? Don’t look so shocked.

I’ve been watching this with my family (😥 ) for just about 4 years … maybe. (Don’t question me, I’m always correct. You all know it.)

And for the record, Tennant is my favorite Doctor (though Capaldi and Hartnell follow), and I love Amy/Rory (not Amy by herself … blah) and Clara. My favorite episode is Midnight. Yeah.

4. Psych

giphyGuys. This show.

Basically it’s this guy who’s SUPER observant and pretends to be psychic by using his “skills” and joins the SBPD.

Did I mention that Shawn’s hilarious?

Yeah. (Oh, and the last episode has a reference to MONK!!!)

Jules and Shawn forever, though!😛

5. The Pretender

pretenderThis is a show that my parents – well, mostly my mom – use to watch, and convinced us olders (oldest three kids) to watch.

So, when it comes to crime shows, I don’t usually like them. (Yes, I know that I have a lot of crime shows on this list, but my mom and sister (the ones who usually choose the shows) are practically obsessed with them.) To me, they’re just the exact. same. episode. repeated over and over again. This show was no different, but I loved at the end of the season Jared and two spoiler-y peoples’ relationships.

And the second season is ALMOST bought. (Mom bought it … but there was a problem so it wasn’t actually bought…)

6. NUMB3RS

41b7a291d54396fc24bcfff1ead8c278My mom and (sometimes) dad watched this show YEARS ago (okay … not that long ago), and a year or so ago, my sister became obsessed with it, and watched them all in no time.

I didn’t start watching them ’til November (riiiight during NaNo), and I watched a few episodes. And I think that I’ve watched maybe two or three episodes since then (remember, I don’t watch much on my own), so I’m maybe 9 episodes in. But I love the show!!!

Basically, it’s this genius (who played Bernard the elf in Santa Claus) who loves math. His brother is a police officer (maybe a higher-up guy?). Charlie (math guy) helps Don (his brother) by using math and stuff. There’s brotherly stuff and it’s ADORABLE. Seriously, though.

(Honestly, I really want to watch this again, now!😉 )

a5a588d211087bb606d4648cb59f88c47. The Flash

Barry. Allen.

Really, guys, that’s all that you need to know. Grant Gustin did Barry PERFECTLY. Like, he’s this geek who likes his best friend (a little cliche) and has to hid his secret identity.

I got to watch the first couple episodes of season two, but I caaaaan’t waiiiiiiiiit ’til the next season comes on Netflix!!!!

8. Sherlock

6702a5666e7ffbb8b538d77186fce068Yes. If you watch Doctor Who, than, inherently, you watch Sherlock. I blame Moffat.

Anyways.

I love Sherlock! (And yes, yes, guys, I’m GETTING to reading the books … I read the first one or two books in the kid’s series, and I have all the regulars on my phone…) Benedict Cumberbatch (who is going to be Doctor Strange … ACK!) did Sherlock PERFECTLY, in my opinion. And Martin Freeman? Once a hobbit, always a hobbit. Yeah, that makes sense.

Each episode is, like, and hour and a half long, and each season only has three episodes in it. AND IT’S A TWO YEAR WAIT BETWEEN EACH SEASON. *dies*

9. Merlin

Actually, our family finished this series a few years ago, but STILL. I kinda want to go back and watch all of them…

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This was legitimately in an episode.

This is another BBC show (you guys are AWESOME!!!), and I love it! All the characters are amazing! ‘Cept Arthur’s father … uh-uh.

The ending, though. Really?! That can’t be the end!!!!

(And for any Merlin fans, who thinks that Merlin and Gwen would’ve been ADORABLE together??!!)

10. Monk

763f608a9d888149fdaed49c38a50abdTo quickly put something into perspective, I watched my first Monk episode when I was six, just saying. And that was at my grandparents who are VERY strict about that kind of stuff. Way to go them.

And later that year (when Monk was still on Netflix), my sister, who was eight at the time, started watching all the episodes. So I joined in on it when I was maybe seven. Really.

Anyways, so this show has very fond memories for me. I. just. love. it.

(Did any of you who watched the show get uber annoyed with how Trudy’s death changed every season? I mean, ugh!)


So that was a longer post. Did y’all like it? What are some of your favorite TV shows? Do you share any of mine (fangirl with me in the comments!!)? Please comment below!😀

TLOTV

Hey everyone! So … I kinda freaked out last week ’cause I thought that I was suppose to post this review (’cause that’s what this post is) on my other blog on Tuesday, but I am still good!🙂

Anyways, I got the AMAZING chance to beta this book (though I don’t think that I did much good…), and now I’m reviewing it for the log tour going on! Yay!

So.

The book is The Lady of the Vineyard by Kellyn Roth (her blog is here, and you can see some cool videos that she did!).

(Also, we’re on a “vacation” of sorts, and I didn’t bring my computer, so I stole my sister’s (who’s “n’s” ad “b’s” do’t work) and it’s 11 something here … so sorry if it’s a scattered review!😉 )


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Judy has lived with her egocentric mother since her parents divorced when she was a baby. When her father, Troy Kee, shows up at her sixth birthday party and whisks her away to his vineyard in France, Judy is more than happy to go with him. But Adele, Judy’s mother, isn’t quite ready to give up her daughter. Can Judy forgive Adele? More importantly, can Troy?


The Good:

Over here I reviewed Kellyn’s other book (The Dressmaker’s Secret), and at the exact. same. time. I was beta-ing this book! So … I really got a taste of Kellyn’s writing style.😉

Anyways. So as a decent helping of you know, I’m not usually one for historical or romance, and this book is both, but I really did enjoy this book!

But it is late, and I am tired, so we’re just gonna make this into a list!

  • Troy (the father) and Judy (the daughter) had such a cute relationship! Troy walked into Judy’s life, when she was six, for the first time, and it’s just sooo sweet seeing them interact! Kellyn did a really great job.
  • Adele was really connectable. Like, she’s sorta the “bad guy” in this book (though not really), but I feel that most of us can really relate to her: worrying firstly about ourselves.
  • Judy was just ADORABLE. Really. Kellyn did an awesome job with writing a character that young.🙂
  • And overall, it was just a really sweet story.

The Bad:

More lists!!

  • Admittingly, it took me a bit to get use to Kellyn’s writing style. She’s has kinda an ominous POV, and it switches between a lot of people. But once I got use to it, I quite enjoyed it.
  • It took me a bit to like Troy. *hides* Like, he’s a really cool character, but, I do’t know… I think that I’m in the minority, though.
  • And, as with all historical romances (in my opinion), it had a quite convenient ending. Like, it was sweet and all, but still…

Anyways, this was a really good novella, and for all of you who like sweet Christian historical romances, this is definitely for you!

This is definitely a Christian book: prayers and Bible verses and the such.

Romance didn’t really go beyond maybe a kiss or hand holding? Honestly, I can’t remember.😉

Three and a half stars ∗∗∗


 

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Kellyn Roth lives with her parents, two little brothers, incredibly needy cat, and faithful border collie Gidget on a ranch in the country. She’s a Christian, country girl, and professional skydiver (yes, we are playing two truths and a lie here). Ever since she could talk, she had a fascination with words, always making up songs and poems. Now a homeschooled highschooler, she spends her spare time (away from the real world) writing novels when she’s not procrastinating or blogging (which is just a higher form of procrastination) at kellynroth.wordpress.com.

 

Author blog:https://kellynroth.wordpress.com/

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Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/KellynRoth

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Kellyn-Roth/e/B01B0W0O7U?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060


So … how are you all doing? Talk to me below! What’s your favorite review of mine? Let me know down below! (And tell me an interesting fact about you! Though I think that I’ve done that before…)

The (Surprisingly Short) Guide to Everything You Need to Know About…

The (Surprisingly Short) Guide to Everything You Need to Know About…


Whovians.

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Let’s all face it, we all know someone (or are someone) who is a Whovian. What is a Whovian? Well, that, my friends, is why I am here.

A Whovian (hereby known as X) is someone who is obsessed with the sci-fi show known as Doctor Who.
Firstly, you must understand me, there is no way to “fix” someone of this obsession. Now say it with me, there is no fixing X. Good.

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Now that we have that understood, we may get on with this guide. How to understand and interpret what X is trying to tell you. Here I have a basic translation that can help you understand X a little better … maybe.

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Moffat is a troll: Okay, this is one of the most common. Moffat is one of the show’s writers, and a main cause as to why X’s favorite characters are now wiped of all memory or dead or so on and so forth. Just nod and agree.

Rory is Alive. Again: Rory is one of the favorite characters who Moffat (see above) keeps torturing. He also cannot stay dead. At all. For the life of him.

Still Not Ginger: The Doctor (an extraterrestrial who killed off his species and when dies, reincarnates in a way; the main, lovable character.) in each carnation can never get the hair color right.

Fish Fingers and Custard: The Doctor has odd eating habits, making X have some, as well. Just rush to the store and buy X some. Don’t question it.

BLANK is Cool: Bowties are cool. Fezzes are cool. Stetsons are cool.

Doctor Who was taken off of Netflix: Well, something along those lines, because, really, there is no understanding what was just said by X in their sobbing and gushing. Please, go buy all 9 seasons of Doctor Who without question. (And if you’re feeling generous, do the same with Old Who (see below).)

Time And Relevant Dimension In Space: A flying blue police box with a broken chameleon circuit.

There is a Gap Year Until Next Season, Now I’m Going to Take Go and Get Into a Show Called Sherlock: DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT let X get into Sherlock without the valuable knowledge that Moffat is, indeed, a troll. Heed my warning.

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Now that we have the basics out of the way, let’s get into how to treat X.

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If X pleasantly asks (or ties you to a kitchen chair and glue your eyes open … you know) to join them in re-watching Doctor Who, please join them. Than you will be reading this guide for different reason entirely.

When there is no ice cream in the fridge and X keeps on repeating “I don’t want to go,” just please, please do not break X. X is very fragile at this point, and you need to be gentle. Probably go and buy ice cream (and if they have Celiac Disease, than you may have to find a substitute) and kindly redirect them to their favorite episode.

Say you ask X about the show and X takes a deep breath and asks if they should start from the beginning, than always say yes. But buckle up, it’ll be a long ride home (both figuratively and literally … you know, whichever). There is over 50 years of history, and X’s little lungs are bigger than they seem. By the end, you’ll know how the Master is … now different, and how the Doctor only chooses young British lasses and (occasionally) their boyfriends to travel with him.

If X (who can be – and most likely is – an introvert) approaches you and tells you that BBC is holding auditions for the Doctor’s Companion (remember those young lasses?) and X says that they’re going to audition … despite having a heavy Arctic accent and having no acting skills whatsoever, just encourage them, than volunteer to watch Matt Smith’s Doctor Who run with X. (For distraction purposes.)

And for those of you who are outside of the British division, your X may take on a horrendous British accent. Don’t criticize … they all go through this phase.

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Can you see a pattern starting to form? Well, I think that now you’re starting to get the gist. But now, if you ever need to distract X, or need to make them weep like a baby in public (hey, it’s useful), or you need to keep them from going to an audition (see above), or they’re just you’re average Sally Sparrow (“Sad is happy for deep people”), than please repeat these poems to them.

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Demons run, when a good man goes to war

Night will fall and drown the sun

When a good man goes to war

Friendship dies and true love lies

Night will fall and dark will rise

When a good man goes to war

Demons run but count the cost

The battle is won but the child is lost

When a good man goes to war

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How many tears did the Doctor cry?

A River

Enough to fill two Ponds

At least enough to water a Rose

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Rose went away, so the Doctor is blue

Ask Donna, “Where’s the Doctor?”

She’ll say, “Doctor Who?”

Martha Jones left to earn a Ph.D.,

Because with the Doctor she could never be

Sarah Jane lived on after proper amends,

And K.9. was a good dog to the bitter end

Captain Jack said farewell, but to the Doctor unknown

His face he would see in that of Boe’s

The Ponds had their fun with the Raggedy Man,

But even their fun came to a saddening end

So ask me again,

Why is the TARDIS blue?

There’s a real sad man inside

With two hearts torn in two

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One day I found a Rose,

It was special in its own way,

I took that Rose with me, until it wilted away.

Than I found a River,

With its rapids, rocky but swift,

The River lead me to a Powerful Pond,

Where my spirits, it did lift.

But my Pond disappeared into thin air,

And my River flows through time,

Now I have no River, Rose or Pond.

But don’t worry, I’l l be just fine.

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I don’t want to go.

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Anyways.

You may hear your little X chant something similar to this: Don’t blink, don’t forget, don’t breath, don’t think, well than what can I do?

Please, do not be alarmed. This is normal behavior for X.

Also, to keep X sane, do not repeat them. DO NOT REPEAT THEM. This will signal their, and in return, your, doom. Trust me.

It is also normal for X to disappear in their room (or where ever an electronic advice is available) for days on end with a tissue box in hand, and fish fingers and custard (see above) right next to them. Be calm, they are just preparing for that Doctor Who marathon.

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So in the end, X is a very fragile flower (but not a Rose … never a Rose) that needs to be handled with utmost delicacy.

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You know how two years ago X was the most calm and level-headed person that you’d ever met? And how now whenever X hears the words doctor, who, phone, blue, blink, etc., they turn into babbling little monsters?

Well, that’s the thing with this mystical, almost cult-like group called a “fandom.” I’m sorry, but they’re gone. Never coming back. You just might as well join them.

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I hope that so far you’ve learned something about X, and if not, than I guess you’re just hopeless.

Breaking the Myths of Morning People

Good Monday, everyone!

I’m writing this post intermittently with doing my school work: foreign language stuff (Portuguese and a touch of Russian … what? I multi-task!).

And I ask of you something for a moment (yes, what I bad blogger I am!), but you should either (A) listen to this song while reading this post, or (B) watch this video before/after you read this post. (Honestly, I recommend both options to you.)

Now, moving on.

4c50ccff2dc049e79a9a7d6def7644f5I’m not sure how many of you knew this, but I’m a morning person. And after going to youth group (my only social outlet besides blogging and interacting with y’all in the comments), I realized just how little morning people there are. And I’ve grown up hearing all these myths or lies or whatever about morning people

So, here I am, to break some common myths that I’ve heard about my kind! (Haha … watch your backs, night owls.)

(Though I will say, NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE THE SAME; and if you’re a morning person, you may not be as much so as you think, if you go against my answers.)


We Get Everything Done in the Morning.

Um … NO.

So, there was this time that me and Big Sister and Oldest Younger Brother stayed home while the rest of our family went to the house we’re trying to sell to work on projects. Of course it is 9 or so in the morning, so I asked Mother for chores that we could all do, and kept asking for more until we got a list of 10-15 or so. (Let’s just say that I didn’t get the Best Sister Award that day…)

THIS IS NOT THE TYPICAL.

could be considered a lazy teenager, and I would rather not have any work. But like you “normal” people, we like to spread out our work (when you can get us to do it) throughout the day.

We Can’t Stay Up Late.

Confession Time: I can’t.

Seriously, people.

Like my dad, I can tell when it’s 10 p.m., ’cause I’m getting sleepy, and the movie is hardewolverine-movie-posterr to watch or whatever. 10:30 p.m., I’m a yawning mess and struggling to stay awake during
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. 11 p.m., I don’t even know, I’m always asleep OR at least in bed by then.

But that’s not for all people! I know an awesome college student at our church (who is a very awesome introvert AND morning person), who was telling me that if there’s something worth staying up for her, that she can do it.

And I guess that’s the case with me.

So moral of the story: if you want to do something with your Morning Person friend, invite them! Sure, they might reject you with a sleepy glare if it’s past their bedtime, but whatever!

We Always Wake Up Before the Sun.

*cough*

Um…

This is only PARTLY true!

Morning People like mornings, but that doesn’t mean that we want to get up at 4 a.m. every single day! We may be sick or want to ignore 5 siblings (two of whom you have to share a room with) or just want to finish that good book or whatever!

Sunrises are beautiful things, and us Morning People love them! (Unless you’re a hermit vampire, then, well…)

We Love School. And Mondays.

There are those days when Mondays come and you don’t want to drag yourself out of bed to go to school/work (at least I presume that’s how it works…), and since us Morning People don’t stay up late (check above, please), that we are perfectly fine with starting the slum day know as: Monday. And since after the freedom of the weekend, no one wants to go to school I do!, those Morning People who have no life find it no different than any other day.

Well then.

Not all Morning People are brainiacs, or math geeks, or World-War-Two-Know-It-Alls. *gasp* Some dread school just as much as you. And even if you think that they have nothing to do on a Sunday night, they still might not want to start out the week and loose their little bit of all-day freedom, just as you.

I, though, happen to be one of the lucky ones who likes loves school, and doesn’t mind Mondays

We are Hyper in the Morning and Way, Overly Friendly.

Um, no, guys.

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I get hyper at night, which is why people sometimes always confuse me as a Night Owl. I ramble. I need to stare at an acquaintance’s phone with a picture of blueness on it. (True story.)

If you’re like me (which if you’re a Morning Person, then you obviously are), you are hyper on the inside. We can – and will – still snap at you and give you professional death glares, but on the inside we’re skipping around a library. Silently.

All Morning People are Introverts and Bookworms.

Sadly, this one is true.

PSYCH.

Not sadly!


So how’d you all think of today’s post? Do you like me busting the myths (meaning … another post coming on???)? And if you’re a morning person: do you agree or disagree with me on these points? Do you have any to add? And night owls: what are some common myths about you? As always, please comment below!

Another Short Story (Finally!!)

Hey everyone! Guess what? I finally have another short story!

I’m entering (entered) it in a contest that my friend Simi is having in honor of her 3rd blogiversary (enter it, please! You only have ’til the 22nd… Oops.). You write a short story or poem with the theme betrayal and a 500 word max. (Yikes!)

Anyways. This was a short story that I had already planned out, but I … modified it for her contest. (Believe me, the original was emotionally painfully awkward. Yeah…) So, here is the short story!


Amy swiped the back of her hand across her forehead, smearing a bit of paint across her face in the process.

Looking down at her boyfriend who was crouched on the floor, she said, “James, you’re sister’ll love it.”

Amy, James, and Amy’s older brother – Mozart – were all painting an ash tree mural on Marie’s baby nursery why she was visiting family.

“Yeah, she will,” James agreed. “But it’s a shame that we have to go home. I mean, I’m not looking forwards to the driving part – six hours with me having to take a shift.” He shivered in an adorable way.

“I’ll try to stay awake so that you won’t be stuck with just Mose for company.” She sent him a wink.

They worked in silence for a moment, Amy working on the leaves and James on the tree’s detailed root system.

“Hey, Amy…”

“Hm?” Amy looked down and her heart-rate accelerated. James was kneeling, his hands fiddling with something. She tried to keep her grin in check. They had been dating for two years now, ever since her 19th birthday, and she was kinda expecting this, but…

James said something, but Amy was zoning so that she had to ask him to repeat himself.

“Could you get me the paintbrush over there? You know, the tiny one?”

“What? Oh, yes. Of course.”

Amy’s face flushed and she mentally chided herself as she went in search of the missing brush. How could she have been so foolish? Of course James wouldn’t propose, not here. It’d probably be like how Xavier proposed to Marie – at the drive-in theater during The Avengers. That made for an eventful first drive-in experience for Amy.

She found the brush, and brought it to James, who was still kneeling and fiddling with something.

“Found it.”

“Oh, thanks. Amy?”

“What?” she asked, exasperated.

James scratched behind his ear and shrugged one shoulder, so that it was nearly touching his jaw. “I, uh, wanted to ask you something?”

“Yes?” Even though she was still slightly annoyed, Amy had to admit that when James was flustered, he was absolutely adorable. Wait…

His hand reached to his pocket. “Will you-”

The anticipated words were cut off when James fell over, face first, at Amy’s feet and a small box tumbled out of his jacket pocket, along with a washer from his fist.

Amy gasped. It took her a moment to notice that there was a small dart sticking out from the back of his neck, peeking through his collar-length brown hair.

Stunned, Amy collapsed at James’s side.

“It’s no use. He’ll be dead in a moment.”

Amy’s head jerked up to see Mose standing in the nursery entrance.

“What did you do?” Amy shrieked. She felt for a pulse and found none.

Mose shrugged nonchalantly. “Never liked him anyways. Too full of jokes and all.”

Tears blurred her vision. “So you killed him?”


So … how do you all like it? It’s exactly 500 words … my ending count was 700 and some, so I had to cut out the ending.😉 Why do you think Mose killed him? Let me know in the comments below! And it’s not too late to enter Simi’s contest! (I’d love a little to the death competition friendly competition.)