23: My Life in Six Words

Tried to study late. Ha. Ha.

I thought I was smart, before

Some music and doughnuts? English class.

“English project!” Best evasive answer, ever.

Walks wildly through forest, dancing vaguely.

Was an engineer, then got sane.


Depression: also known as my happiness.

When you’re in love with Cybermen…

Living my way through book worlds.

I write songs. … When fingers cooperate.

Sherlock has taken over my mind.

I enjoy messing with friends….Bad?

Live life to the fullest. Sometimes.

Fell in love with my voices.

London calls. Alabama tugs. Where, heart?

21: Writing, Metaphorically Speaking

  • A Thousand Rules and Three Principles
    Utmost Application + Greatest Patience + Steadiest Energy (http://www.hownottowrite.com/lessons-from-great-writers/charles-dickens-three-principles-of-writing/); or Unity, Order, Variety (http://www.english-for-students.com/Paragraph.html) [and another one: http://writing2ucsb1wp3.blogspot.com/2012/05/thousand-rules-and-three-principles.html]
  • Show and Telepaths
    Some stories about telepaths, perhaps? http://ask.metafilter.com/219541/Need-some-telepath-stories-stat-You-may-already-know-this
  • The Little Green Ball and Some People: Doing Details Right
    Here’s a site that actually has the literal example: http://writing2ucsb1wp3.blogspot.com/2012/05/little-green-ball-and-some-people-doing.html
  • Lost Money and Thank-you Notes: What’s in an Audience?
    Communications is key (http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=19)
  • Pink Houses & Choruses: Keeping Your Reader With You
    Aaaaaaaand you should recognise this blog again… http://writing2ucsbwp3.blogspot.com/2012/05/pink-houses-choruses-keeping-your.html
  • Fruit Jell-O: Balancing Arguments & Examples
    A boring way of putting it: http://writing2ucsbwp3.blogspot.com/2012/05/fruit-jell-o-balancing-arguments.html, and actual fruit jello: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.boomantribune.com/site-files/froggy_fruit_jello.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2008/9/4/22267/29007&h=194&w=240&sz=14&tbnid=sKLlDIi5W6CHtM:&tbnh=95&tbnw=117&zoom=1&usg=__xiNqdHpHax5pCqLzWH_-YZmnRW0=&docid=aik1HTanv-fXdM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AutJUaSuEpDW9ASyxYGABg&ved=0CDsQ9QEwAg&dur=993, and an essay about jello: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/06/today-essay/
  • Wash-and-Wear Paragraphs
    Possibly a good example of this point: http://writing2ucsb1wp3.blogspot.com/2012/05/wash-and-wear-paragraphs.html …
  • Hey Hey Hey and the Textbook Conspiracy: Annotating Your Reading
    A textbook conspiracy theory: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-college-textbook-conspiracy; Annotating text: http://faculty.bucks.edu/specpop/annotate.htm
  • Short-Time Writing: Use Your Higher Brain
    Higher brainnnnnnnnnnns: http://www.livestrong.com/article/122124-higher-brain-functions/; Writing in a short amount of time: http://writing2ucsb1wp3.blogspot.com/2012/05/short-time-writing-use-your-higher.html
  • Rules vs. Rhetoric, or The Five Paragraph Essay vs. “Try Something!”
    Rules: http://writing2ucsb1wp3.blogspot.com/2012/05/rules-vs-rhetoric-or-five-paragraph.html; more rules of rhetoric: http://junketstudies.com/joomla/11-rules-of-writing/the-rules

17: The Story Behind It All

Just another quick update on how I’m doing on my writing project, and also a tiny bit about a video we watched for class. The video is a TED video (yay!) of a talk given by Andrew Stanton, the man who wrote and/or directed Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and Toy Story movies, about the importance of story in everything. And this plays in to the writing project that I’ll be posting shortly. Memorials and monuments tell stories, and telling about memorials is an even greater story. I think I’ve discovered the story behind the memorial that I’ve chosen, and I cannot wait to tell it to you. Soon I’ll post it, and we shall discover more about it together!
Read on!!

16: Progress Report

Hello lovelies! My apologies for not having been on in a while; schoolwork and all. *smacks forehead*

This is a very quick (required) post about what I’m doing to do research for the big scary project that’s coming up in English. Basically, um… Reading the captions under the pictures in the library. The memorial I’m doing the report on is an exhibit in the library lobby about Starr Smith, a Montgomery travel journalist, and I’ve sort of read one of the informative plaques under the photographs, but I’m literally about to go read the rest of them, and then I’ll also search for Starr Smith online, and possibly the guy who painted the portrait that’s hanging in the library, and maybe some other stuff that was on that plaque.

I’ll speak to you again soon! (After I’ve done some more research…)

As always, dears, read on!!

The Bookworm Re-Emerges

Although, bookworms eat books, so if a bookworm has re-appeared, is it really re-emerging or re-entering?


This is just a quick note to say that though in the fall I succumbed to schoolwork and the beautiful dangers of the BBC on Netflix, over Christmas my ever-hungry bookworm reemerged in full force. At my best guess, I acquired 16 books over the Christmas holidays. So, yeah… John LeCarre (accent on the “e”) is absolutely brilliant, Lois Lowry is such a powerful writer, and I’m seriously addicted to book series. XD So read on dearies, and I shall update you next either with the latest in my book addictions or with a post for Honors English. Most likely the latter, actually. Cheers! 😀