Monday, July 29, 2013

Star Trek: Into Darkness Review

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
DirecterJ. J. Abrams
Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch 
Rated: PG-13
Time: 123 min.
Music: Micheal Giacchino (The music was very good.)

There were many humorous moments in Into Darkness, mostly concerning the unfeelingness and logicalness of Spock. (Dr.) "Please tell me we're gonna make it." (Spock) "That would be highly illogical and..." (Dr.) "You sure are a comfort." (I don't remember the exact quote.)

I liked the depth of the characters. I thought Khan was a very interesting bad guy. I love interesting faces and voices and sci-fi and Star Trek: Into Darkness is full of those things. There were some really fun Scottish accents and, of course, Benedict Cumberbatch's voice is really cool.

Khan and Kirk are both captains. They're very different from each other and yet similar in that they both would do anything for their crews. Their crews are like their families. Khan is very self-controlled (literally acting as his enemy's friend) where as Kirk seems to have very little self-control (hitting a man who has surrendered to him). Khan and Kirk were both trying to take care of their crews...and though their characters are as different as can be the story kept coming back to that one point of how important to a captain his crew is. They fought for their crews.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Ripple Came By And I Felt It

I've been forgetting what I made this blog for. Some things it's hard to pin down so I can't quite say what but I know.
I want to write freely here and that's what I'm going to do.
Maybe you could remind me now and then if you see me forgetting.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Blimey Cow

Those last two.... 
Ah, the joys of waking up at six to do school (in my PJ's) and then being freeeeeeeee....

Sink or Swim

And it slips, and it slides, until it finds the ocean; and I'm not such a great swimmer.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

In da Bean

Some "things" in le bean of le young derp writing (this may be somthing I do helps me think, sort of.):

{}Went to the Zoo.  Pandas and Elephants and Lions. Lions are so handsome. I love them.
{}I guess every family has its own codes. And it's just weird when people come to visit 'cause they don't know the codes and it's like they unknowingly interrupt this code langue. It's not bad or anything. Just...interrupted.
{}Having a near heart attack rushing around 'tidying' 'cause you didn't know She was coming and here She is.
{}I would like to officially thank Rose for getting me into Imagine Dragons. Thank you Rose. xxx

{}Stuff happening suddenly that's never happened before in my life.
{}Sleeping in mommy and dad's room 'cause they're gone and mine is being used as the guest room. #Loving having the nicest bed in house (with skylights - score).
{}Writing in my journal and finding that doing so is so NICE.


{}Wondering, thinking, hoping - praying - can't wait.
{}Why do I write best late at night or EARLY in the morning? #Why do I like the night so much??
{}Is it weird I like saying 'no' to myself? It's becoming one of my main reasons for staying gluten free....
{}Change is so strange. Seriously. I, ummm, dreams are so nice. Cup-of-tea nice.

//xx//I hope you all are having awesome times

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Six Word Stories


Generation is broken; it's the culture.
Girl, there is no going back.
Those that you cannot 

"It's" should really count as two words and those aren't exactly stories.... 
Tell me if you write any, I'd love to read 'em. 


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

At Wit's End

Hans Zimmer is my favorite composer. And this is one of my favorite songs ever.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Lone Ranger Review

Stars: Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer
Rated: PG-13
Time: 149 min.
Music: Hans Zimmer (The William Tell Overture was used perfectly...probably my favorite part of the movie actually.)

There was quite a bit of humor, though some some of it was rather...weird. I mean, really, what was up with those rabbits? They had some serious problems.

Apparently The Lone Ranger isn't getting very good reviews but I enjoyed it quite a bit. There were a couple of things about the film I didn't care for, such as how it was narrated, as well as how overall the movie was rather dark. And I don't care for sharp knives being held about the throat (or heart for that matter) area for extended periods of time. It makes le young tum of Yours Truly feel funny.

For a more detailed review you can read James's review here.

My rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Just me

I'm a ringleader type. I had 'SPY' clubs with some of the kids in singing class. At least two in AHG (when we did AHG). Clubs of which I was leader. I always want to be in charge. I always want things tidy. Just exactly where they go.  I'm a little too exact like that sometimes.
I forget sometimes that the highest justice allows for mercy*. And I'm sorry for all those times I've failed to remember it and act on that memory.
I forget that mercy triumphs over justice. I need to remember.
You know, it's funny with me. I have a really bad memory. It's like I don't remember anything unless it's about movies or writing, or I put it in my Mind Palace.
But I remember what I write. Which is probably why I'm writing this.
I have a hard time thinking when I try to. The wheels just stop. The little grey sells vanish. But habits don't. Not without you wanting them to.
Now I'll stop rambling. It's not really a ramble you know. It's more like a train of thought, part of a circle that I've never quite finished. Someday I will. And I've got a notion - a kind of idea in my head - that that day will be the day I finish my book.
I have one book inside me. If I ever write more than that...well, I don't know what that would be. I'm only fourteen you know, and I have no clue just how much change does.
The end.


*Les Miserables

Final Countdown

Apparently my brother thinks I'm a total goose for liking this song. But then there's always the strong likelihood that he never actually listened to it.... Not that any one has to like it just 'cause I do. Anyway, I think it has a good beat.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Master of your stories

It's one thing to create a character so real you can put him in a situation, stand back, and watch him act on his own. 
But it's an entirely different thing to let a story or idea run on out of control in your head.
You've gotta be master of your stories. You've gotta have self control. 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7


Friday, July 05, 2013

//songs of this country

Just some powerful words packed with glorious meaning:

You're a grand old flag,

You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

(You're a grand old flag, by George M. Cohan)

Dorothy Thompson

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

(The Star Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key)

What did you do for the 4th?

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog of mine. You'll are so sweet. 

Thursday, July 04, 2013

happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July!!! ...yesterday. I hope you had an awesome day.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

And Captain America, 'cause, I mean, what more appropriate
"...plant yourself like a tree beside the river of Truth..."


Monday, July 01, 2013

S. H. & J. W.

I read The Hound of The Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet <3 , The Speckled Band, and A Scandal in Bohemia, all by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, last week. I read The Hound of The Baskervilles first, it was the first Sherlock Holmes book I'd ever read. It was lying around the house. Waiting. You know what I mean. I loved the cleverness. I dug up more Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from the attic. I read some more. I loved the cleverness some more. Happy. So clever. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Marvelous. 

"You see," he explained, "I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones." - A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

S.H. & J.W. are awesome.


Natalia's Design

ELAN the Blog

Hello. :)

So you probably noticed the new design; Natalia made it. She's an amazing artist and I'm thrilled with the design she made for me.  (Her store: Elan Design.)

Natalia sent me an email of questions as to how I wanted my blog and what I liked. She kindly offered advice and was quick to answer emails. I know nothing about 'computer language' and she was very understanding.

So, basically, she came up with an original and beautiful design that exactly fits my blog, and I highly recommend that you go to her whenever you find yourself wanting a new blog design. Cons? There weren't any. The end.

Thank you so much Natalia, you're awesome.

Natalia's store: Elan Design; blog: Elan.


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