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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Just News

Yeah, not much interesting. But while I've been on the topic of a message board for so long, I should probably mention one of the reasons I haven't gotten around to making it yet - which I will, I promise! But a girl who I met one day and became great friends with then never spoke to again, sent me a link to a message board she had created. It's really cool, and I'm trying to help her get it going, so here's a little shout out. Join Prisoner of Reality, it's a really cool message board for people who like books! I'm there quite often actually, and when I make our message board then I might go and affiliate with them, (whatever that does but it sounds cool (; haha) and then it would be polite if you were part of theirs also, too, right? It might help!

Okay, that was my first news. Second is that Camp NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow! So I'll warn you that I'll be a bit slower on here, but I will also update my word count and let you all know how I am doing. Is anyone else doing it? I would love to be in a cabin with all of you!

Another thing - not very important. Some of you know how obsessed with Les Miserables I am. I've been begging my parents to get it for the longest time, but I doubted it would actually happen. Then yesterday they  told me I had to finish all my cleaning and work and then I would get a surprise! I also wasn't allowed to touch any electronics or books until I did so, so it wasn't as much of a reward as a getting ungrounded chore. Which is why I wasn't online yesterday, by the way. Anyway, I did my work and guess what! I got Les Mis! I watched it yesterday, and it was as good as it was the first time, if not better, now that I knew what was going on.

The Cbox is gone.

In other news, my spring break started on Friday. I like to think it was well earned, but if I'm honest with myself, I know that I don't do any work ever. Haha!

Lastly, I want to thank all of you who have been commenting on my posts! You have no idea how happy that makes me.

Let's make a topic for discussion. What are your Easter plans or break plans or plans in general? Sound off in the comments. Please?

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Clockwork Princess Review (no spoilers)

Looks like my Maze Runner review is going to have to wait just a little longer. Oh well.

And my excuse for not posting for so long, is once again, too busy.

So I finished reading Clockwork Princess about half an hour ago. And I feel so overwhelmed and I want to talk about it so badly - but I can't. Because no one I know has finished reading it yet. And I won't give out spoilers, no longer do I do that. So this review will be spoiler free. Maybe later I'll put up one with spoilers, when I can rant my heart out. For now I'll have to settle with drowning in my own tears in the safety of my room where no one can see me.

For those of you that don't know, Clockwork Princess is the third and final book of The Infernal Devices trilogy, by Cassandra Clare. Her books talk about the world of shadowhunters, a group of people with special abilities that hunt down demons and kill them before they cause trouble.

This series focused on the life of a girl named Tessa, who is unlike anyone ever seen before, in the mater of what is in her blood, and her, ah, power.

The entire series had been leading up to something, the tension increasing with each book. But the last thing I was expecting was the intensity in which it actually happened. So far it has been mostly action and humor, mixed with a tinge of sadness, but there was this feeling while reading the whole book, that made you sad and tense the entire time, and felt little relief at the humor hidden in the lines. It is difficult to describe the feeling. I think that Tessa does it best, with one of her own quotes from this very book itself.

"“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.”"

Yes, Tessa. I definitely know that feeling. I had it while I was reading this. The whole time.

I rate this book: ***** (out of five). I know, I am a bit generous, but it had me turning the pages, sneaking it in class. Today I was seen by four teachers reading it, two of which got upset and told me to put it away. My English teacher didn't really care, he lets me get away with everything, and in art we got pretty much a free period today. If my French teacher had caught me...*shudders* I don't think you would ever hear from me again.

Anyway. To those of you who know what I am talking about.

The Consul is having issues with Charlotte, for who knows why. Well I sort of do know why, but as if I'm going to tell you. (; the love triangle between Tessa, Will, and Jem continues on powerfully, and Will tries his hardest to hide his feelings to make sure Jem will never find out, or become unhappy. Meanwhile, Jem is getting, much, much worse and his chances of survival are lower than they have ever been.

I liked this book because of, like I already mentioned, the mood it put you in. You can't tear yourself away from it, but you can't stand reading it either, and you end up feeling as if you were about to cry, and would had there been tears in your eyes, It feels like you've already cried it all out, even though you haven't, and have no more tears left in you.

There was a lot of character development, and a lot of insight into everyone's mind, including those who didn't have anything in their point of view. You could see their feelings so clearly, so raw and exposed, and vulnerable. You can see how Jem's health affects Will, and find yourself hoping that no matter what, whether you are on team Will or team Jem, that you find yourself hoping against all odds that Jem will live.

And that epilogue! I was eating out at a restaurant while reading that, no doubt being a bore to my family, but what could I do? I finished the book there, and although my parents couldn't care less about what goes on the silly fantasy books I read, I had to tell them everything cause I needed to get it out. When I was reading that epilogue...well you'll know when you read it.

Hmph. I had had a lot of thoughts on this review before, but now I can't seem to find any. If I think of anything more, I'll comment it.

But basically, in all, I LOVED Clockwork Princess, and encourage you all to read Cassandra Clare's books, starting with The Mortal Instruments and then moving on to The Infernal Devices. And if you have read The Mortal Instruments, then read The Infernal Devices, and vice versa. Aaand, if you've read it all but not Clockwork Princess yet, then I assure you, this book was simply amazing.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I am not sure why I am even doing this. Why I am posting about this, why I am posting at all. Why do I have a blog? Usually it's meant for people to come and see, read, and comment, or even criticize or completely insult my writing and say I have no talent whatsoever. That's all very nice, but usually it only works when people come and look at it.

My last post has been up for a week. I put an actual meaningful post up, and no one cares. I would be surprised if anyone even bothers to look at this one. I even included some art in my last one, if you could call that art, but not a single person cares. The last time I put up one of my drawings, which was ten times worse than this one, I received so many compliments. This time, not even a single person said a word, not even a bad one.

This all comes down to I am disappointed and disheartened. Why do I have a blog anyway? I'm tempted to take it down. Actually, seriously, considering it. I write for other people to read, if it were for myself, then it wouldn't even be a blog. Tell me if you actually want me to keep writing on it.

I'll give one more week for the Cbox, too, tell me if you actually would like it to stick around.

Here's a crazy idea I had. I was helping my mom create a message board for her business last night, when I was hit with the sudden urge to make my own again. Yeah, yeah, I know, why should I make something else that no one would go to when already no one comes here? Well, I was thinking, that instead of it being "my" message board, it could be something for all of us blog owners. It could be a totally writing blog based message board, and we could each have our own forum. And all the blog owners could be admins. We could talk about books, writing, etc! What do you think? I really want to do something like this, and I think it could really help connect with a lot of people too. Opinions?

By the way, I finished The Maze Runner Trilogy and its Prequel, so I'll be putting up a review soon. A spoiler-free review.

Monday, March 4, 2013

There is Always a Catch (Snippet)

Due to the fact that I am trying to promote my new blog, whatever I post on there can only be read by those who actually take the time to go and read.

"I find it ironic how I apologize for disappearing, then reappear again after that after about twice as long. But that isn't really what this post is about. This post is about an observation I made about real life, and observation that could help me with my writing, and possibly yours. *speaks to the imaginary followers and evil minions who read what I say*

Basically, as my title suggests, there is always a catch. You can look at someone whom you wish to be, someone who nearly always has life good. Perhaps they have a lot of friends, a good social life, they are allowed to have fun a lot of the time. But behind that, there is always a catch. Perhaps they keep many secrets, perhaps their parents are too strict. Or maybe, on a more serious note, they are seriously sick. I know someone exactly like that, she has a really good social life, always has a ton of people listening to her, but she is extremely unhealthy, and every few days she has some sort of horrible ache or pain.

That makes me start thinking about everyone else. What is the catch that can ruin them? Just because I'm in a generous mood right now, I'll say my own."

And that's all I'll share with you for now. To read the full post, you can either click here: Hardly Alive or click on it in my blog list down below. Using that, you'll know whenever I post something new.

Oh, and follow me please! I have absolutely no followers, no viewers, and no comment-ers there yet.

I know I said I would post more of the Elnair backstory on Friday, but the entire weekend I was working on an art project. And like literally, I took it with me to dance and worked on it in my five minute breaks. I was working every minute of my days. So I'll post a picture of how it turned out. I think if you click on it, it gets bigger.

So this is a really bad quality picture, and I was editing it during school too, so this isn't the final copy, but very close. It's just missing a few outlines. It looks better in person, but nothing close to good. You know, I've always found it hard to define the word good.

Want to give me your own original definition of "good"?

Oh, and I'm thinking of taking the Cbox down. Opinions?