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Vague Characters – September 9, 2017

Hello! Hey, y’all! Welcome to a(nother) post where we literally have no idea what to talk about. 😉 Sometimes life just isn’t that interesting or sometimes it’s so filled with serious things we struggle to know what to talk about on here where we try to keep things lighthearted. However, we always to wish to grace you with our presence. 😉 ❤ Of course, and normally we can at least come up with a list of some sort, but neither of us have a list idea tonight. That’s not to say that we don’t have ideas.

 

Alas, these ideas are simply not the kind to be contained to our public, but rather those we turn into epics of love and woe. Or…something like that. That sounds dramatic and pretty spot on. 😉 What she is talking about are our current story projects. It’s been a while since we talked about them, so we figured we’d bring them back up this week. Vaguely, of course. If we told you our secrets we’d have to kill you. 😉 I’m really just kidding; we don’t kill people. Only characters. 😉

 

Until next week, drive safely and use your pens and powers of creativity with the care and wisdom they deserve.

Keep your characters in the pages and your words on your hearts. ❤ 😉 O.o ;P 🙂 😀

PS – I blame ACG for this one, no offense. 

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Check the Wondertasks – January 7, 2017

Hey, y’all! Hello! (First thing first, I’d like to congratulate you for making it a full week into the new year. Amen. I hope it’s going well for you. Now…)

 

At the beginning of winter, we made a list of things that we planned to accomplish before winter (or at least our winter semester break) ended. We have the list, and were going to analyze which ones we did or didn’t complete. (Spoiler alert: things got done.)

 

Below is our original list of things we intended to do. To the right of each item, in all caps we will inform you of which things were done.

  1. Decorate a tiny Christmas tree that may or may not be alive. (DONE – and if you haven’t seen it, check out our December 24, 2016 post 😉 )
  2. Bake all the things! (seasonal and unseasonal) (DONE, though we don’t quite have cookies out our ears, we discovered cookie butter AKA MAGIC IN A JAR)
  3. Meet up with old friends, and eat lunch, and get all the coffees!!! (DONE – we even did this three times over #) )
  4. Make a million and two words. (Okay, not quite literally, but either or both of us writing large chunks on our current writing projects over our winter break is definitely a goal!) (DONE, I wish it wasn’t too much work to add up the actual amount because it was a lot (a grand total of: 51,265 to be specific))
  5. Ice skating with my younger brother who will probably make us look like baby giraffes because he is naturally that balanced and coordinated sometimes. (DONE – this was a TON of fun, even if ACG had to be a responsible driver and not break her ankle and I may or may not have accidentally danced circles with said little brother. (Good news: no injuries occurred.))
  6. See the anthropomorphic movie Sing at some point between now and January 8. Yesssss!!! (sorry to cut into her point but YES (It’s actually ACG’s idea, but I’m on board… We saw Moana this past Thursday, so it’s her turn) (DONE, The movie was actually more sad than it looked in previews, but it was great along with Moana)
  7. Wear flip flops as many days of December as possible, because why not? (DONE – Ha! ACG did wear flip flops. Granted, this is the first weekend it’s been below freezing here, I think @) Sighs @ Alabama. )
  8. Wear sweaters as many days of southern December as possible, because why don’t we have normal seasons? (DONE, Even I wore a sweater at least two times, so I consider this a huge success)
  9. Spend as many days as possible with your Best Friend before the c-word rears itself again. (DONE – even if it was not as much time as I wish we could have, the time we got to spend together was amazing and I feel so, so lucky. Same, it was wonderful.)

If you were keeping track, there should be one teeny tiny detail that is standing out to you. WE DID ALL THE THINGS! We did, and I am a little proud of that fact.

 

There you have it. Until next time, keep your lists on the inside of the bucket and your chicken fingers in the cage. 😉 😀 🙂 😛 O.o ❤ 😉 😀

 

It’s bitter out there (and also cold! ha…haha) so don’t forget to drive safely during the potential icy season and be kind! ❤

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Blurbs, Summaries, and Words

HAPPY WEEKEND! It’s always weekend when we post, but this has been a good weekend. Hey, y’all! I want to quote the Brantley Gilbert song “The Weekend,” but I cannot remember a relevant line. I want to make a joke about the musical artist The Weekend now (now that ACG has brought up music), and why Snapchat is insistent on telling me he’s dating Selena Gomez!!! Buuuuut that’s not what this post is about.

 

Nope. It’s been a while since we talked about our stories and personal projects. Therefore, tonight we want to share what we’re working on currently. Instead of us summarizing our own projects, we thought we’d summarize each other’s with no rebuttal from that person, no chance to really explain 😉. I’m nervous about this, but let’s do it!

 

AJA likes to write contemporary, and she actually finishes those stories. I don’t understand, but she does. From YouTubers to photographers, she’s done multiple things. Right now, though, she’s writing about real people with serious problems. Her main characters all have mental illnesses, and they are really struggling. It isn’t like some stories that make it seem pretty or cool or fun; it is raw and painful to read at times because of how it shows the characters hurting. These girls (and guy) don’t want to be defined by what they are dealing with and each have a method to try and do that. Different ages, personalities, and interests, all of them are trying to do the best they can with the cards they’ve been dealt, and her story is about 2/3s through and showing that well. I’m so glad to be allowed to witness this sister queen’s writing (and all the other writings she’s shared in the past)!!!

 

How to describe ACG’s current project? Hmm… I do not recall if we have ever described it on this blog before or not. This project is the final “book” (manuscript) in a trilogy. Therefore, I’m leaving out a lot of background information. That being said… Basically a chick’s dead not-brother husband comes back to life after she’s gotten involved with a new dude and given birth to the not-brother, no-longer-dead ex-ish husband’s child. The chick is also a political figure for their “country.” It’s fantasy, so the terms that would be used don’t make sense in real life, so “country.” So was her not-brother husband…since he was kind of her brother and kind of her husband. That being said, everyone has accepted his death and moved on…sorta, so the new guy and the chick are planning to get married.Then not-brother husband comes back and derails those plans. The chick is kind of afraid of not-brother husband with good reason. He pitches a couple fits. He’s very aggressive and needs to be punched very hard. She tries hide her relationship with the new guy, and her child is very uncomfortable around his biological dad because he doesn’t know him and considers the new guy his dad. Basically the overall plot is: how do we react to dead not-brother husband’s return and get married and interact and blah blah blah. It’s all very awkward and dramatic. But really well written and I’m in love with the new guy. It’s great, and I am proud of ACG for writing this much/almost being done with three consecutive, full manuscripts.

 

I hope you got a sense of what we spend most of our free time doing (or pretending to do). 😉

 

Keep your stories on sealions and your fish on shelves!!! 🙂 ❤ 😀 😉 😛

Drive safely ❤

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Previously UnAired Post: “Winter Wondertasks”

Hey, y’all! Hi! *waves furiously* (Yes, it’s one of those nights.) So, last week we were wordsmiths. Tonight, though, we want to share with you a more “action based” set of ideas. Ideas that might chill you or that you might just find very chill ;). That was a bad pun (doesn’t mean I didn’t laugh). We are going to share with your our list of top December/winter-bucket-list-ideas, so they should be very chill.

  1. Decorate a tiny Christmas tree that may or may not be alive.

  2. Bake all the things! 😀 (seasonal and unseasonal 😉 )

  3. Meet up with old friends, and eat lunch, and get all the coffees!!!

  4. Make a million and two words. (Okay, not quite literally, but either or both of us writing large chunks on our current writing projects over our winter break is definitely a goal!)

  5. Ice skating with my younger brother who will probably make us look like baby giraffes because he is naturally that balanced and coordinated sometimes.

  6. See the anthropomorphic movie Sing at some point between now and January 8. Yesssss!!! (sorry to cut into her point but YES (It’s actually ACG’s idea, but I’m on board… We saw Moana this past Thursday, so it’s her turn 😉)

  7. Wear flip flops as many days of December as possible, because why not?

  8. Wear sweaters as many days of southern December as possible, because why don’t we have normal seasons?

  9. Spend as many days as possible with your Best Friend before the c-word rears itself again.

That last goal is my absolute favorite. 😉 But to reach that goal, she has to drive safely as you all should. ❤ (This one was a stretch. My apologies…)

Keep your goals sober and your eyes wild. ❤ 🙂 😛 😉 😀 O.o

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Creative Process: Deep Meanderings

Tonight we found it fitting to show you a portion of our process. Without further ado: {Hold on to your trackpads.}

Hi, are we talking about toes or nose or pose or pole or coal or stupid book endings where you are entirely too satisfied and not all at the same time or stream of consciousness or rambling or a combination of those…or or or, humidity and walking outside while your hair is drying equating to cosmetic suicide not a bad idea at all….. Haha… Ummmmmmm idk… *We COULD talk being old grannies (grannys?) compared to fifteen year old infants tho! Idk how to say that either…grannies I THINK…we could…idk WHY IS IT SO HARD TO PICK TODAY/NIGHT/WHATEVERTIMETHISIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Idk… but it is insanely hard… we could talk about being indecisive that we could….but where would we go with that???? We’re already writing that post technically tbh if we took the thing about chat out we could probably just roll with this…clean it up a tiny bit and go…title it “deep meandering creative processes” or something weird. I mean, it’s a rather interesting process.

*{Also feel that y’all should know we were at a volunteer ending party thing with the fifteen year olds, we weren’t legit grannies. Nor were the fifteen year olds suddenly actual infants. Yeah, no, we just felt old.}

 

So, I think, this wraps up the creative rabbit hole that is our process. AKA: AJA’s unattended babbling. 😉 HEY I SHOWED UP EVENTUALLY IT’S NOT MY FAULT YOU DIDN’T TEXT ME YOU SPORK! Yikes, it really wasn’t intentional. Miscommunication and dying phones hit hard. :/ TRUTH. ❤

Ahem, as I was saying,  hopefully next week we’ll pick an actual topic to write on.

Keep your heads in the sand and your clothes in the rain. 🙂 O.o ❤ 😀 😉 😛

And as always, don’t forget to drive safely. ❤

 

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Words…Words…Words.

Welcome! For once, we plan to actually blog about, like, things that have happened instead of, like, not having time to blog. O.o I know, I know… It’s shocking. Still shocking considering things are only going to get more busy from here, so hold on tight. *grips the handrail with both elbows* I mean, I feel like they aren’t going to get more busy on a weekend though. Like, you might could argue next Saturday we have one commitment during the day and Sunday will be insane that week, but… We have busy senior stuff tomorrow night, too. TRUE, but hopefully that won’t prohibit us from blogging.

ANYWAY, that is not the point of this post. This is our escape from the world tonight. We are going to talk about our word worlds. 😀

The best way to go about this is to literally jump right in and introduce each other’s projects in the manner one might introduce themselves at a group therapy. So, this is ACG’s project, and it is actually a sequel to another story of hers with a very, very, very confusing and vaguely messed up and incestuous family. You see, this hoodoo chick loses her sorta brother/boyfriend/sorta husband because of a magical competition where they must either compromise her values or die. So, her husband kills himself by magic? To save her? And now she’s trying to live her life while pregnant (which wasn’t supposed to happen but what can you do?) with her dead husband’s son, and she’s like eighteen and she hates everything and everyone and is very depressed and vaguely frightening so I think after she gives birth she goes on a weird killing spree? But then falls in love with a cuddly person who she is not vaguely related to? And splits herself in half, but I’m getting ahead of this book.

This is AJA’s project, and it is the story of the long time boyfriend of the girl who has her own novel about the fact that her brother is suddenly dead. It is following the boyfriend’s relationship and interactions with the best friend of the girlfriend’s brother who is also very distraught (obviously, it was his best friend). It is a “before” of the before and after (which is the not-title) style novel from the sister’s perspective, showing from an outside source the havoc the original death wreaked on both sister and best friend of the depressed college student who took his fate into his own hands because he did not think he could continue to handle it. This boyfriend and brother struggles to know how to best help his girlfriend and brother cope and move on then learns a hard lesson that a boy cannot always be helped and “fixed” by yelling at them and telling them to get it together. He learns that even the people that are not perfect can still be loved to a degree of debilitation, no matter how he personally feels about the character and standards of the object of this love. In the end, though, he still does have his brother and his girlfriend and things are looking up and ready to get through the summer into his girlfriend’s perspective of the first year of college life without her older brother.

Now that ACG has become a professional summarizer and I have become a confused tween again and end all of my sentences with a question mark? (To be fair, my mouth runs a lot more about the future of my plot than hers, which means that there are more variables from the future that can change, which is where most of the question marks came into play, that or questioning my goofball character’s intents which I barely even know. Yeah, yeah, you’re just being humble.)

Anyway, I hope this has given you some insight as to what we do with our free time, which seems awful…unstable and vaguely hyperemotional. Until next week, drive safely and carry a big stick, or something like that. ❤

Always put your words on a page and your nose in the binding of your favorite book. 🙂 😀 😉 😛 ❤ O.o ;D ;P

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Shakespearean Senior Time Warp

Speaking of last week’s time warps, an end of the year senior English paper is kind of the same. (Knowing about it for a month and waiting 27 days helps that, but whatever.) Basically, we are lame humans of the female variety with broken minds and pained hearts that cannot take the extra time to work together to get lost in the wonderfully crazy rabbit hole that we will talk about next week. That is a promise. For now though, Shakespeare is calling my name in a super witty fashion.

Duces (or however you spell that)! Keep your nose in the blender and your tongue on the frozen pole! ❤ 🙂 😛 😉 😀

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Allegiant….o.O

Hey, y’all. I would like to say that tonight’s topic is because we have done the two previous movies before this one (technically we’ve only done the second because this blog was not around right after the first ;), but… it is still tradition whoops). It will not be a review, just a bit of commentary on it. As you may know, yesterday was the release of the third Divergent movie, “Allegiant.” The quotes are both grammatical and ironic (in the colocalized use of the word). This movie was definitely…a movie…based (sort of) off a book.  

Being the slight tech geek that I can be from time to time, the future tech and special effects were amazing. In my opinion, they were wasteful and irritating, but I guess they were sorta pretty. The movie in itself was not necessarily bad, it just really did not need to be called the third in the series. It seemed to have become the playdough version of the clay model–being the plot from the book–which means it did not dry as well so when it was moved into the camera, it squished and deformed a bit.

Okay, we disagree entirely because I thought it was a bad movie overall. I mean, it wasn’t awful, but if you hadn’t read the series to understand why a few things happened I can’t imagine it made a ton of sense, even if you had read the book it didn’t make a ton of sense. I wish I were an objective viewer, though. I’m pretty sure I’m bias. I don’t know. My feelings were hurt. I was disappointed. I don’t know why they’re prolonging the end of the series. I don’t understand that part either. They could’ve ended it on this movie. Easily. I keep going back and forth on how I feel about it when I separate it from the books or compare it to them. As a fan of more than just the series and ultimately the writer behind the series, I’m grateful that this is happening for Veronica Roth’s sake and the fact it gets the concept of the work to to other people (and encourages them to read the actual books), but personally I wish there weren’t movies at all to wreck this amazing series.

My sense of details is not strong enough to be a good person to really give an opinion because a lot of it is based on the fact that it was pretty (sorta) and the graphics were high quality (like basically all movies are now, but still). I will share my favorite quote, though. It is from Christina: “Keep your hands to yourself or I will throw you out.” They were about to take off in basically a helicopter. It was very her and very amusing. The first movie stuck to the plot line pretty well (well, kinda well–Uriah, Lynn, and Marlene have been missing the entire time), and as a reader of the series, I wish the trend would have been continued. Uriah is a whole other can of worms I try not to think about, though.

Remember when escaping from a bizarre airport turned research lab to drive safely. ❤

Keep your hands, feet, and all objects in the vehicle at all times and your toes in the air like you just do not care. 😀 🙂 ❤ 😉 😛 :O :/ 😦 -_- ;P

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If I Were Famous (Media, Social)

Aloha! I would like to ruin the mood for everyone right off the bat: we lose an entire hour tonight. We are cheated! VICTIMS OF A HEINOUS CRIME, I TELL YOU! (Thanks, Benjamin Franklin.)

Hey, y’all! I will add to that by saying that I really wish I understood when the minutes of the hour just started back at zero and went through the same hour again. However, I have never stayed up to find out, and that would probably be lame anyway. Truly, it’s not that lame–okay, it kinda is. BUT, I have done it. Just…sleep instead. Please. But, that means that we get sunshine for longer (YAY!!!), too, at nights.

That is not the only news from the week. I have now been corrupted (slightly) by the internet {social media} and AJA is to blame for the poor, poor socialites that have to deal with me now. Oh, please, you’re doing a better job than I am and I’ve been working on this for YEARS–like, legitimately six. SIX YEARS, MAN! (Why am I yelling this entire post? Who knows.) Maybe…it’s a lot of banter with the fashionista drama queen version of myself from the other side of the county. Either way, it feels strange, and Twitter is a weird little bird all its own. I mean, I strongly dislike Twitter because I’m not witty enough to be effective in less than 140 characters, but she is doing well! No one should doubt ACG’s abilities.

Awww, thanks. ❤ I’m honored. I still feel a little weird telling anyone who has bothered to hit follow random facts about where I am and what I’m doing that I’m 90% sure no one really cares about, but I am getting to the point where I at least like to think about cool moments that people would care about if I were famous. I mean, that’s basically what social media is for. You just pretend that everyone is hanging on your every action and press post. My main problem is that I prefer to live in the moment than try to post about it, so I don’t post often on social media. Most of the time it happens when I’m bored and there is something other than my face to post a picture of or talk about. o.O Not that you can’t do both, but I feel distracted often. BUT… We’ll see how this goes from here with ACG contributing to the world’s mass communication with itself.

 

Don’t tweet and drive, which is another way of saying “drive safely.” ❤

Keep your thumbs on the bulb and your hair out the window.
 ❤ 🙂 😉 😛 :O :/ 😀 ;P

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A Week on Poetry

Hey, y’all. Happy day…I guess. I am probably being a cheery sunshiney optimist, but hey at least we had a day today. It could have been night or the zombie apocalypse or fire or ice. Anyway, I digress. Sort of.

Sorry about last week. My computer likes to murder things, which is actually somehow relevant to this week’s topic: poetry. In the past two or three weeks, we’ve studied poetry in our English class, and poetry tends to have one of two focuses: death or love.

We sort of had a week of ice. Or a few days of ice to ruin social plans. It wasn’t even really enough ice to count here (if any). There was snow, yes. It was sort of just enough to be annoying, though, in my opinion. Okay, I am done being a brat about that, now. Go read Shakespeare’s “Winter” for more information.

The poetry we discussed was often about pining, but I do have to say “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” has become my favorite despite the fact it’s mostly romantic and I’m not too keen on love poems. I think it’s because it features math and also poetry.

I like the name of that one and the fact that they are connected even when they are apart; it’s a sophisticated kind of love. My favorites are more towards “To His Coy Mistress” because I interpret it all kinds of not like my teacher; “Death, be not proud” because I like the fact that the speaker is not afraid of death because it is not as permanent as it likes to pretend to be; and “Snow White and the Seven Deadly Sins” is kind of too edgy for our high school class, but I found it and really liked the thought that she got away. I don’t know that I could make myself pick a favorite though because I liked most of them that I read on some level.

Another one (that was a fan favorite and a long time personal favorite) was “Do Not Go Gently into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas. It’s pretty popular overall, too, and a good reminder as any to drive safely.

And don’t freeze. As always, keep your face in the dryer and your quill in the doorframe. 😉 😀 😛 🙂 :O ❤ 🙂 😀