Sunday, August 23, 2009

Books, the love of my life.

Well, truly, I have lots of loves of life, but reading and books are a very special one to me. I have memories of books like 'Go Dogs Go' being read to me when I was little, along with other books like 'Are You My Mommy?', the Bugg books, 'Bears in the Night', etc.

And then I was around 7 and my sister Jamie agreed to read me the first Harry Potter book. She would sit down with me and read a chapter.

...But as soon as she read the first one, I was so in love with it, I didn't want to wait until Jamie had time to read to me again. I was learning to read, but I wasn't that great.

Guess what I did?

I read it. The entire thing. I don't remember how long it took me, but I loved the whole thing. Sure, I got some words wrong like 'Prefect' and 'Ronan', but I remember loving the characters, the plot, everything. I went on to read the rest of the books and joined the mob in my house for the 4th book up to be released. I pre-ordered the last two books and I am now the proud owner of the first two.

Harry Potter wasn't the only thing I read. I moved to other books. I read almost everything I could get my hands on. I don't know about anyone else, but the adults in my life seemed impressed that I was reading Anne McCaffery and J.R.R. Tolkien by age 8. A lot of the trouble I got into when I was younger was disappering into the bathroom with a book when I was supposed to be cleaning. Mom constantly had to take books away from me and my siblings. At least half of us siblings are book addicts, though I know we all love books to some degree.

There's something magical about books. Something not even films can compared to. The pure magic of words is amazing. A good writer is able to make any world appear so real to you, leaving your active imagination able to delve in and look in between the writing, making things up to make it even more real.

I love alternative realities. Something to escape to. A fantasy just at your finger tips.

I still love books. Patricia C. Wrede, Diana Wynne Jones, Robin McKinley, Tamora Pierce, Orson Scott Card, and all my other escapes. I adore them. When I was little, I wanted nothing more then to write like them. Creative writing is still a passion of mine, but I now accept that I do not have the pure talent these people have.

There is a dark side to writing. Cults! Yes, I am talking about Twilight. I'm sorry, but it's not worthy of all the attention it is given, for many, many reasons. Reasons, I won't list because I get very heated about this. Anyways, please, kids, if you're going to read something, read something worth more then a piece of dirt.

...Okay, yes, I'm done on that.

Anyways, it's something I wish other kids loved as much as I do. I don't always have time to read, but when I do, I always enjoy it.

It's something I will always love, reading, though I am going into it's 'nemesis'. Film is what steals attention. It takes less time, less thinking, and less imagination. But words are still what makes a movie, right?

The English language is difficult, but also so lovely. I want to learn other languages, but well...I speak english, and that's what I'll continue using it, right?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

In this instance, I feel kind of like a failure.

So today is my cousin Matt's homecoming. He's been gone on his mission for two years now and has been back for a few days. Time to partay! I can't wait to see him and the rest of the Ex-Tex gang. It's been years, really, even though we're in the same state.

And the reason I feel like a failure is...well, I never wrote him. I didn't write Jasmine, Ladd, or Karl either!

I don't know what it is, but I have an aversion to such things. I can't actually write mail! I can comment, blog, email, and even text (when stealing someone else's phone), but I don't write mail.

One reason is because I have bad writing. I'm a much better typist then I am a writer. Or whatever you call it. Italics are the bane of my existence, and my printing doesn't really look that much better. So really, I'd rather just type something funny and have it be a little less special. As long as the other person can read it, that's all the matters.

Another thing reason is...half the time I don't even know what to write. Take my missionary cousins. I love hanging out with them, but when away, we don't exactly interact much. I've gotten better at keeping in touch through Facebook, but really, I don't talk to them much. What to write to cousins on mission? I never had a clue. So those letters never got written.

Who knows, maybe someday I'll actually write a missionary. There was one person I totally would have written, but he isn't able to go on a full time mission, as much as he'd like to.

So again, those letters will never get written.

I don't know, I find it kind of funny. I remember all of my older sisters writing several missionaries and I haven't written a single letter. Is this a good thing? Probably not. Am I okay with it? Totally.

That's just me though.


Oh! For my music corner. Meet my new creation, Candy Pop Remix. This was a test video to help me figure out parts of AVID, my video editor. I still have a long way to go, but this test clip is finish!

Aqua's Candyman meets Big Bang's and 2NE1's Lollipop music video. Love both songs and they just really go together...This clip has several really off parts, but I'm moving onto new projects. So enjoy this and remember that you got to be among the people who got to see my early movies before I was famous. *winkwink*

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sunrise, Sunrise...I don't really understand the rest of the words.

Back in Ohio, adjusting and all that stuff. At least it's been cool! I've only felt like I was dying for maybe an hour or so. It is really weird and I get sticky because it's wet here. Straaaaaange!

Other then that? Well, my new-found sewing skills have caused a sort of spree. I've been repairing/modifying a bunch of stuff. It's fun though...Sewing is kinda therapeutic. I mean, not that I need it, but it's still nice.

Other then that, I'm remembering how to run around being a vet's assistant, milking, etc. No glam for me right now. But it's all good.

The play I'm in is majorly messed up. My part is small...Haha, my part was made up! But we'll see how it goes. I dunno. I just missed all my drama geeks.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ugh and Guh are spelled the same.

And kind of have the same meaning. Very much unlike FTW and WTF. Not so similar.

But that's not why I'm posting. It's the day of final exhibition and flight out of here...

But that's not why I'm posting either.

There you go! Comment, rate, tell all your friends to watch it! :D I know it may not seem like much to you, but I love this project. As said in the movie info, I would have done so much more to it but...sadly, it wasn't possibly right then. Maybe someday I can go back and fix all that I wanted, but for now, simply enjoy my very first film project!