Writer's Block: It's allergies ... really!

What was the last thing that made you cry?

I teared up at Keith Olbermann's Special Message about the passage of Prop 8.
Last time I full on cried was probably at the scene in The Golden Compass where Lyra's parents reunite and Mrs. Coulter won't go with Lord Asriel and it hurts her to do so. I actually felt kind of bad for her at that point...

happy surprise

So, I got on tonight to rant because I was in a bit of a bad mood, and, instead, I instantly cheered up after I logged in because my question was today's writer's block question! I'm so super happy right now! ^-^ That was the one thing I didn't expect today, and I think it'll carry me through to tomorrow... ^-^ 

Writer's Block: Googling Myself

Have you ever Googled yourself to see what other people can find out about you? If so, were you surprised at what turned up?

I've Googled myself and found a young woman from the UK with the same name. As well as someone who died in, like, the 1800s... I generally find it highly amusing! There are apparently quite a few people who share my exact name...

Seussical: the Musical - AGHS edition!

Okay, so the local High School put on a production of Seussical: the Musical this weekend. I saw it tonight and I loved it! It was so funny, but there were also some pretty sad parts... (Or it could just be I'm over-emotional due to sleep-deprivation...)  One of my favourite regular play cast members was The Cat in the Hat. He has to be one of the funniest people alive, I swear! He can always get a laugh out of the audience, even when it seems like a beloved character has just died... And Mayzie LaBird was such a great character! Although, I may be biased because she was played by a girl that I went to camp with and, when my so-called friends abandoned me that week, I talked quite a bit to her, and I'd like to think we got on rather well... Her singing was super amazing! Mayzie's songs definitely suited Haley's voice well. Horton was such a great character! He was just as I'd imagined him when I was a child reading the Horton books, and it was so very amazing to see all of my favourite Seuss stories come to life! The Wickersham brothers and their Wickersham sisters were wonderfully wicked. As much as I wanted to not dislike them (one of my best friends was one of the Wickersham brothers) they were just too good at being bad. The Mayor's wife was quite possibly one of my top favourite characters from this musical, right below Mayzie. Her actions were just so delightfully funny! Gertrude was adorable, and very likable. JoJo was a great character! The thinks that he would think! So amazing! General Genghis Khan Schmitz was rather amusing. He provided a few giggles to the audience. The songs were very upbeat and catchy. I'll probably be humming them for the next week. There were so many colours in this musical! I mean, colours are to be expected, it's SEUSS, for crying out loud, so it wasn't unusual at all. I think everything was perfect, and amazingly impressive from a cast of High School students. I'm used to their talent, though, I've been going to the plays and musicals for a couple years already. I recommend that anyone see this musical, it's so great! I can't guarantee you'll have my experience, though, unless you go to the Sunday afternoon showing of the musical. I'm hoping to go again, but, if I can't, at least I got to see it once. I'm so glad to have had this chance. I love seeing plays and musicals, it's just such a great time!

I tried to comment on all I remembered of the musical, but there is so much that has already slipped away... It's not that it wasn't a memorable musical, just that I'm sleep-deprived, and can't remember anything at all... I know I forgot a few people and characters, and I apologise. There is so much more I could say about this musical, but I'm mostly repeating the same words over and over again, so I think I should get some sleep. If any of the cast are reading this, you were AMAZING! Of course, AGHS plays are always, ALWAYS amazing!

Writer's Block: Best book ever!

Is there any book you can read over and over again without ever getting sick of it? Do you discover something new every time you read it?

There are quite a few books I can read over and over. The Chronicles of Narnia are included in that, as are the Artemis Fowl books, the Harry Potter books, The Thief Lord, Things Not Seen, Paper Towns, and there are probably so many more that I'm not even thinking of right now. And, yeah, sometimes I'll notice things in a later reading that I missed in a prior readthrough. But that's all the fun of rereading a book! ^-^

Writer's Block: Don't tease me bro!

Do you think good-natured teasing often goes too far? Have you ever gotten seriously offended by a joke that crossed the line? Have you been informed that your own teasing hurt someone else's feelings?

Good-natured Teasing can go too far, and all too often, it seems that it does. And yes, I have gotten offended by a joke that crossed the line. It's almost an unforgivable offense in my mind, but I've seemed to work past it. I can forgive, but I rarely forget. The joke, well, it wasn't really a joke so much as a statement, made at church camp, no less. It was about a year or so ago, and my friend and I were talking about the greatest movie ever made, Labyrinth, and trying to convince another mutual friend to see it. She said, and it's a scene that I don't think will ever leave my memory, which is why I can still quote it perfectly, "It sounds gay, so it is gay." Not only is that incredibly offensive to me as a gay gal, which I had remarked to her before, only to be completely blown off, but it's just plain out rude. A simple 'no, I don't think I would like it' would have sufficed. But even then, I would have persisted, because I really think she would have enjoyed the movie. I've known her for about 6 years now, so I thought I knew her well... but, I've since been proven wrong, not just that one time, but after, as well. I've learnt that you can never really know a person until they either stab you in the back or back you up after you've been backstabbed. I've learnt who my true friends are, and I'll treasure them for the rest of my life. As for me hurting people's feelings, the only time I can really think of my teasing hurting anyone's feelings is when I would tease my brother a lot. He would get angry at the slightest teasing from me. But we've since grown up and moved past childish teasing, and we actually get on rather well now. And, is it just me, or do I sound a bit British in this writing? Perhaps it's maturity and sophistication? Both generally are viewed as British qualities. That's not to say that peoples other than British can't be mature and sophisticated, just that, generally when people think of British, they think of sophistication and maturity. Of course, the British are just like anyone else. They can be mature, sophisticated, funny, serious, childish, irresponsible, etc. I've spoken briefly with a fair number of those in the land that is the most amazing, England, and I've seen quite a range. The British are always a delight to speak with, though. Unless it's a chav. I can't say I'd much enjoy an encounter with a chav... -shudder- and why have I gotten so off-topic? Ha, that happens with me a lot. I can start on one topic and end up talking about something completely different and then it's like 'Well, how did this happen?'. I'm always highly amused with my conversations because they can take such wild and radical turns of direction! Do I come off as conceited? I mean, I kind of called myself mature and sophisticated, which I can be, but I can also be completely the opposite. I can be insane and crazy and hilarious... Although, that's seeming to happen a lot less often recently. I think it's because I'm getting older and I just can't behave like a child much anymore. I do still love to have a good time, but I view a good time differently than some of my friends seem to... and again with the wild topic changes! Gah! If I don't force myself to stop writing, I'll keep going until I get carpal tunnel or something! So, this shall be the end of this particular post, but another should be up soon! And then, perhaps another? Depends on how I feel after my next post. (It will be another Writer's Block, because I have such fun with them)

Writer's Block: My Favorite Movie Quote

What’s your favorite movie quote of all time?

I'm going to be so hated for this, but, honestly, I LOVE the entire scene in New Moon on the beach about Jake's being a werewolf... It was so amazing! "It's not a lifestyle choice, Bella, I was born this way!"
How could the actors keep a straight face?!
Well, folks, there's your proof that our dear little Jacob is, in fact, gay... Sorry 'bout that...

Seriously, though, it sounds EXACTLY like they're talking about him being gay. Especially if you take it out of context!

Writer's Block: Book worms unite!

What are the three best books you have ever read and what are the three worst? What made them so good or bad?

Well, Paper Towns by John Green is one of them, most definitely. I love that book so much!
The Only Wiccan Spell Book You'll Ever Need for Love, Prosperity, and Happiness is also good...
Eoin Colfer's books are pretty amazing...
I really liked The Supernaturalist...
Damn, do I have to put ONLY three?
Cause I'd like to add Things Unseen, City of Ember, Spellfall, The Woman in the Wall, Poppy, and a LOT of other books I've read and just can't think of off-hand...

As for the worst...
I don't really know... There aren't many books that I read and think 'This is terrible...'
I suppose The Shack by W M Paul Young, because I can't seem to read it at all... I read a bit, but, for me, it just seems so boring...
It's just not the type of book I like, I guess... but I know others who like it...
I can't really think of any others... Like I said, I don't really read many books that I think are bad...

Writer's Block: Twilight becomes you

Have you seen New Moon? If so, how do you think it compared to the book? Was it better or worse than Twilight? Please, no spoilers!

I just wrote a long-ass review of this, but I accidentally hit the back button and now it's all gone!!! ;-;
In summary, I said: the movie was awesome, Taylor Lautner is fucking sexy as hell, Rachelle Lefevre looked good, too, even though I didn't much care for her in the first movie. (is it me or was her hair redder in NM?) Jaime Campbell Bower looked awesome. I expected to see him, but had no clue what he'd look like. I was pleased, definitely.
I think it kept to the book pretty well, especially in the beginning. I felt that it was almost word-for-word in many places.
I can't say if it was any better or worse than Twilight, but I know I preferred this one... possibly solely because Taylor Lautner (TayLaut) runs around shirtless A LOT. I wish I could rewind time and just replay that one scene where he first takes his shirt off over and over again. I swear, the entire audience of teenage girls probably feels the same.
I definitely recommend it if you liked the book.