Saturday, October 31, 2009


Rode the most rockiest horse in the entire world and now my butt and legs are SORE.

Haunted a trail and hurt my throat.

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow.

I'm feeling really weird.

End up update.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


So, one more post after this to reach my goal. Probably I'll do one closer to Halloween.

But NaNoWriMo is almost heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere!!! I'm so excited!

For those of you who don't know, NaNoWriMo is National November Writing Month. Shortened to NaNoWriMo and then just down to NaNo.

In short, NaNoWriMo is where a bunch of people try to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. Challenging? Heck yes!

I participated last year and I only got 8,000 words, which is roughly 14 pages. And it was hard to do that much!

One thing you should keep in mind. Don't nitpick over the story. Just get a vague idea and write it. It's quantity over quality in this game. I had a problem with that last year, so my story wasn't that great and neither did I finish. Or come close to finishing.

But now I have my trusty laptop Jin! And another year of writing experience. I'm so going to do this. I might kill myself, but Oh. My. Gosh. It's such a challenge and it's one that I know I could actually do! I'm not that great of a writer, so ones about quality of writing gives me no chance.

So anyways...I'm excited for this! I think there are prizes for those who win, but really, I don't care about that part. I just want the victory of winning it, period!

Off to go draft an outline or something. :D

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

You lose. I win. Or in my own story, it would be. If I were fiction.

Oh wow, it's been a while since I last posted! I need to post at lest two more times before the end of the much to reach my goal, huh?

Halloween is on it's way!

What are you dressing up as?

I'm trying to be Alucard, but I don't think I'll be able to do that...I can't find his coat. Wah! Anybody have a long, red coat?

One a slightly different track, what kind of Halloween do you like? I like cool Halloweens with amazing decorations, food, and costuming. Lots of games too! I also love it when Halloween is cute. Little kids running around as pumpkins and butterflies and just looking so ADORABLE as they trick or treat. What's not to love about it?

One thing I greatly dislike about Halloween, which some people might say I'm against the main point of Hallowen, is the scary parts. I hate the fear factor of the whole thing. All the horror movies and scare houses and gross-ness. Please, keep away, thank you.

I am a very easily freaked out person. I had nightmares over Legend of Sleep Hollow WISHBONE-style when I was a child. I am that pathetic, yes. I do not like. At all.

Really, blood and guts aren't that bad...when they're in war settings like Lord Of The Rings. But when someone is being a freaky chainsaw man, that's just...uh, no.

Another problem is that I'm high empathetic. It's easy for me to imagine things that I hear. Listening to torture is really, really freaky, because my brain automatically starts trying to make me feel the same things. I will happily stick to Harry Potter and feel like I'm playing Quidditch.

So yes, I much prefer traditions of running house to house and getting candy and being cute, or even just cool. It's much more preferable! Another thing I love is how cheap candy is after Halloween. Hello, yes please, I don't care if it's late, candy is candy!

One book I just have to mention is Ray Bradbury's 'The Halloween Tree'. I found this book in the Athens Library last year, one of those limited/special editions. Signed copy and it had all the various drafts and notes he wrote. The story itself was brilliant, as all Bradbury stories are. It's a must read, especially around this time of the year. Get a mug of warm apple cider (not hot chocolate, it's not really that kind of book), sit next to a window where you can see all the leaves change color, and enjoy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall is coming along~!

So, it's well into a week of this month and I haven't posted for over a week. Time for a new post!

Today, I'm going to talk about my role-models. Or rather, one in particular. I hesitate to post about people I admire in person, simply because...well, I find that awkward. (:  So obviously this is about someone I don't know. But I still admire him very muchly. In fact, I'd love it if one day I was called the girl Teddy.

Because yes, his name is Teddy.

Teddy Park is 31, an idol and now one of Korean's hottest music producers. And honestly, he's just freaking amazing.

Meet Teddy~!

He debuted 11 years ago as the lead of the korean hip hop group, 1TYM. They were a top boy band, the predecessors of Big Bang, who Teddy works closely with. He's written songs for artists like Se7en, Big Bang, and 2NE1. Right now, he's working on producing Taeyang from Big Bang's solo album and 2NE1's full length album, which will both released soon enough. I can't wait!

Sometimes I'm not so sure why I admire Teddy so much. I mean, it's not like songwriting is my thing. His character itself is simply fascinating, though. Recently Interscope Records asked him to produce a song for Lady Gaga, which he declined. While I think this is a great thing all by itself, since...well, I like Poker Face, but Lady Gaga herself sickens me.

But his reason for declining was something that really caught my attention. This is something I pulled from an article written on, concerning the matter.

In a recent interview with Star News, Teddy revealed that he has a rule that he keeps without fail when producing music for an artist. In order to give a song to a singer, he must first know that singer very, very well. It's only after he knows the singer really well that he can produce music that he believes fits the singer's style and personality.

Teddy explained,
"I think that the music producer plays the part of setting a middle ground between what the composer was aiming for and the singer's intention. There were a lot of times when I was offered a large amount of money to compose and produce, but I turned the offer down because I didn't know that singer perfectly. I think that's why I've only worked with YG artists so far."

I found that really neat, really. He's got a lot of talent and he still says there's so much more for him to do. And he's got such an obvious passion and affection for music, it's his life, not just professionally.

He's also got some quirks, like how he always wears hats or headcoverings because he thinks they make him look less weird. Personally, I think he looks great without them, but the headwear is amusing to see.

In any case, it's hard to put down in words how amazing I think this man is and how much I wish I could end up more like him. He's just.....yeah, okay, giving up on that.

I will admit, I do wish I could have a song written for me by him. I doubt that'd ever happen, but I'll keep a hold onto that wish and dream. We'll see what we can do about it. (;

Here's some songs that Teddy's written or appeared in.

Lollipop - Big Bang & 2NE1

I Don't Care - 2NE1

Sunset Glow - Big Bang

One Love - 1TYM

Prayer - Taeyang

The Leaders - G-dragon (Feat. Teddy & Cl)
(This one never had a MV, but I love it so much I couldn't resist posting it)

/end of Teddy post.

Just be happy I didn't do a Danny fangirl post. Because while Teddy is my idol, Danny definitely has the fangirling attention.