Pirates: The Best of the Best

Monday, January 30, 2012

Characters make or break a movie [or in this case, movies].
Here are some characters I love.

Jack Sparrow. Captain Jack is by far the best thing in POTC [Pirates of the Carribbean]. He totally makes the movie. He's funny, which is awesome--who doesn't like funny people? I do. He knows how to talk his way in and out of things.
"Did anyone see me do that, 'cuz I will not be doin' it again."
He is, "the best pirate I've ever seen."

Will Turner. I don't know a single girl who doesn't like Will... *cough* Anway, I abosolutely love Will in the first movie! The way he treats Elizabeth is so sweet. And he has some funny lines, too. But for the most part... He's just sweet :)
"I should've told you everyday since the moment I met you. I love you."
I was beyong squealing at that ^ point--I had sighed and fainted in raputre of how extremely sweet that was.

Elizabeth Swan. She's amazing. Elizabeth is brave, and is completely epic out in a battle. But she also knows how to be feminine. The fact that she isn't scared to stand up for what she believes in (like, not wanting to see Jack killed after he rescued her) is definitely a quality that I admire.
"Bloody pirates."
She's funny, too.


Captain Norrington. I felt so bad for Captain Norrington at the end of Curse of the Black Pearl. The fact that he took it so well even made it worse. I never really liked him. But he's cool. As a pirate and as a guy in the Royal Navy.
"He is by far the worst pirate I've ever seen."
Captain Norrington is cool and he's a gentleman.

Phillip. He wasn't a big part in the movie, but I loved Phillip. He was a true gentleman. The way he treated Syrena was sooo kind. And he stood up to Blackbeard [if my memory is right] when Blackbeard fried the one guy [literally]. Phillip is awesome.

Now--maybe you're wondering why Angelica isn't on here. Well... I'm not sure if I like her yet or not.
So... yeah, that's why. I'll have to wait until the next movie comes out :)

Pirates Part 1: What Makes Them so Good?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

What makes Pirates of the Carribbean so good?
There are tons of reasons. But I'll give you 5.

Reason 1:

Captain Jack Sparrow.

Need I say more? Jack Sparrow has numerous amazing qutoes, for a pirate--he's actually nice--and he's hilarious.

"But I love those moments; I like to wave at them as they pass by."--Captain Jack Sparrow

"Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate."--Cap. Jack Sparrow

"Jack: Why's the rum gone?

"I want you to know... I was rooting for you."--Cap. Jack

"There'll be no living with her after this."--Cap. Jack Sparrow

Reason #2:
Will and Elizabeth

A big critiscism of On Stranger Tides was that it didn't Will and Elizabeth. Yet, some people I know
were glad that it didn't have Will and Elizabeth. I like On Stranger Tides--but I missed the sweet romance
between Mr. Turner and Miss Swan.

Reason #3:
The Action

There are epic sword fights, battles between pirates (duh), and, as if a plain sword fight isn't enough, 
there's a sword fight on to of a rolling mill wheel!

Reason #4:
The Music

Come on. This is a no brainer. The music is absolutely amazing. Seriously. I could listen to it for hours. 
And hours. And hours. And..

Reason #5:
It's Awesome

Instead of dragging this post on and on, I'm just going to sum it all up and say that it's awesome.
Because it is.
It's funny, action-packed, there's romance, Jack Sparrow, awesome soundtracks... Really, I love these

So what are your thoughts?

But why's the rum gone?"
One because it is a vile drink that makes even the most respectable men do dishonorable things, two because that smoke signal is miles high. Half the royal navy is looking for me. Do you even think they will not see it?

A Proclamation of Nothing in Particular

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mood: Happy go lucky (it's a bright, sunny day. Sort of.)
Watching: The words type across the screen
Eating: I'm chewing up my story (metaphorically speaking)
Listening: To Rascal Flatts and Chris Tomlin
While: "You screamed like a little girl!" lol that never gets old...

I decided to set today aside as a writing day. Well... it's turned into a "things related to writing" day. I've been working on character sketches, and--of course--been playing around with book covers. I <3 Photoshop :) As a random side note, I've been playing Rascal Flatts nonstop.

My cover for Beginning of the End: Book 1 of the Rebel Saga. I love to play around.

And now, for Rebel Yell's cover. I've been playing and playing, trying to make one that I really liked. I started with this one:

But I wasn't too sure about the font. So, I ended with this:

And I think that I like this ^ one more. What do you think?

I've also been editing Rebel Yell. I'm finding problems with some scenes--but I still think that the story has
some promise. So... yeah, I'm happy with the first draft :)

I'm also obsessed with a new TV show. It's BBC's Robin Hood!!! And it has Richard Armitage in it!
[He's Mr. Thornton in North and South <3]. Yeah, it's awesome. I would watch it all the time, if I could.

That's about all. I've got a lot of writing to do, character sketches to work on, photo editing, music listening and--wait, it's lunch time?! Whoa... I'm so out of it... *facepalm*

I'll bid you a fond farewell, then, with my favorite photo edit.

P.S. Should I post an excerpt of Rebel Yell on here sometime?


The NEW Campsite

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Gang made it their business to fix up the old campsite. It's now our pride and joy.

We had some pretty fierce ice hockey matches. The teams were the Chicks and the Coca Colas,
but the names were changed. The teams are now:
Emily, Rachel, & Annie


Mark, Dylann, Rebecca

I'd discovered that I really like hockey. It's now one of my favorite sports. Of course, watching the Mighty Ducks 1,2,& 3 hasn't helped my obsession.

Our ice rink is really in bad shape. But it's better than nothing. 

The Campsite. It's so amazing. We all hung out back there--all day long--on Martin Luther King Jr. day.
It was epic.

Our glass bottle collection.

It's been amazingly nostalgic.

We toasted pitas over the fire, added some pizza sauce, with a little bit of cheese,
then put it back over the fire. Our mini pizzas were so good that it's ridiculous.

I don't know what I would do without this neighborhood. I've got so many memories locked up here.
This place has made my growing up experience better than I deserve.
I could go on... But I won't :)
Man, I can't wait for this summer. It's going to be epic.

Song For You

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I remember hearing this song on the Parent Trap when I was little.
So when I found out that Michael Buble did it...
Yeah. I was thrilled.
This song will be played at my wedding.
No doubt.


The Curtain

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You pull back the flimsy curtain. It's been playfully fluttering for all this time,
and you finally got tired of having to squint through the sparkling
sequins, trying to see your past.

You stand on the threshold for awhile, wondering if you should take the step.
You decide yes.

That's what I've been doing.

   This week has been one of the best weeks that I've had in a long time.
It started on Saturday. The gang was in the woods, burying a time capsule.

Sometimes, X does mark the spot.

We walked around for a while, and realized that the woods were too cool of a place to let go.
We're all growing up and won't have these days forever.

We put together a camp back there. There's a fire pit, a bench, a hammock, an ice rink...
Not to mention the coolest lake ever.
It's really enchanting. Almost like a fairytale. I'll always remember this past week and the
laughs that we've had back there. I'm going back to the way things used to be.

My Obsession With Peter Pan

Friday, January 6, 2012

Maybe it's because I never want to grow up.

Maybe it's because I grew up knowing his story.

Maybe it's because of no reason in particular.

But I have an obsession.

With Peter Pan.

It's true. Do you know that I want to live in Neverland, and refuse to grow up? I would always stay as I am--forever and ever. Why? Because sometime, at twelve years of age... I fell in love with Peter Pan.

I love the scene where Peter visits Wendy's house, and hears Mrs. Darling mumbling Wendy's name.
"We can't both have her, lady." *Siiiiiiiiiiiigh*

I've always felt bad because I'm not a big fan of Wendy. And the only reason for that, is because I was always jealous of her. Peter Pan was in love with her, and that made her my enemy. *rolls eyes* I'm sooo messed up.

I always cry here. So sad....

I would totally have convinced him to come back with me. Or stayed in Neverland. I would never have left Peter Pan behind. Stinkin' Wendy...

This part ^ is so sweet :)

"Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all."

"To live, would be an awfully big adventure."

"Oh, the cleverness of me!"

He's such a happy guy :)

Dancing. At night. In the air. Yep, it's pretty awesome.

Holding his hand out for a kiss.

Seriously, how could she let him go?

This is my favorite movie in the whole world. And probably always will be.

And this part is so awesome.

Playin' Around--And... Feedback!?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I have been writing, drowning myself in music, and photo editing. Life seems perfect right now.

And just so you know... The second quote is from Winnie the Pooh, and the next ones are from Peter Pan. Yes, I know, I'm obsessed with that movie lately; I can't help it. And maybe you noticed that there are two pictures with the same quote on them--which one do you like better? One picture has better quality than the other, but as far as the whole feeling of the pictures go (like, with the quote), which one is better? Also, the one is missing the word "up" in the phrase "grown up". Sorry about that. I'll fix it once I get feedback.

Hello, Farewell, Adieu

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's a bitter cold day. But there's still a beauty hanging in the air that I would never trade. I'm sitting her, listening to my Star Wars soundtrack, while my very talented brother makes a pizza. Remember how I used to get somewhat upset when someone called me a musician, because I wanted to be a writer? Well, I take it back. You can be two things at once. I will always be a writer, but I am a musican as well, and nothing can ever change that. Just sayin' :)

On Thursday, the neighborhood kids will be burying a time capsule. It should be fun to open in ten years from now and laugh at ourselves. haha

That's really all I have to say right now. Not much, I know... But I'm in a writing mood, and my fingers are itching to get working on a new story. So I guess I'll be leaving you now. Goodbye.

I Am Resolved

Monday, January 2, 2012

It's flurrying right now. That always puts me in my hopeless romantic mood. Here she goes again, you all say.

I can't help it, though. I'm a whimsical person. I've discovered that much this year. I love the feeling, too. I am the type of girl who believes in Peter Pan and wishes that I could go to Neverland.

Because I never want to grow up.

I wish I could've stayed a little kid forever. Sure, high school is okay. But everything is simpler when you're younger. When you're little, the only bad guys are in storybooks. And if there were bad guys in real life, they would certainly be wearing a black cape.

But there's no such luck in real life. Sometimes the bad guys are famous and well liked, and no one sees the evil in them.

As I stare out the window, and watch the flurries fall, I listening dreamily to my Peter Pan soundtrack and want to cry. There's no going back to the old days. I can never go back to my wonderful U.K.M. All I have now are memories. And memories have to be the most bittersweet thing in the world. Sure, we need memories--but when we remember something, isn't there a sting of remorse once we realize that memories are just that--memories? We can't go back, we can only replay what we've done, and watch sadly, wishing we had loved a bit deeper, enjoyed ourselves a little more--and held on a little tighter.

The years fly by and there's nothing we can do. I think that one of my problems this year was that I was so worried about the future--college, and things--that I forget to enjoy what was happening right then. This is one of my New Year resolutions: Live in the Moment. Because that's really all we have. We can't live in the past, because the past is gone; we can't live in the future, because we're not sure if we have one; but we must live now because that's all we've got for the moment.

Why Hello, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Yesterday was a superb New Years Eve. I discovered that I love sparkling grapjuice. I was on a sugar high the rest of the day.

The whole neighboorhood got together for a party. With Ashlyn Sound as the entertainment.

We had quite a bit of fun.

We went back to the woods, and Rebecca started digging through a pile of leaves. She saw this staring up at here. Freaky, much? She took it home. I named it Chuckie ;) 

That night, we went to my aunt and uncle's house. Londan was excited for the New Year, I think. 

Some of us played Twister. Then Jacob decided he was too old and infirmed to play. Which isn't cool, considering I'm a year older than him. lol

Londan loved Twister.

Afterwards, we watched slides of when the older cousins were younger. That was fun lol ;)

I ate dinner with Londan.

My goals for this year. I'm still working on my resolutions.

Happy New Year, folks