The Saga

Monday, March 26, 2012

It's not an allegory (though, I can see that it might be headed there). It's not a fantasty or sci-fi.

But the Rebel saga is a little deeper than a story. It's my way of disagreeing with how things are being run and what's wrong in America. It's the story of a brotherhood. It's a story of Rebels who join together to capture back their country, their America.

After I had a chance to really think and sort out some of my ideas (believe me, they aren't all sorted out, even now!!!), when I get down to the core of my story, I realized that it's very much like a modern Robin Hood (I didn't mean it to be that why, honest--I started the book before I watched Robin Hood). It's about good vs. evil. It's about a band of people who stand up against a corrupt government.

The Rebels in the story have an army of about... Well, I haven't quite decided on the numbers yet :) But in the large army of Rebels, there is a smaller group--a special fighting force. It's called the Kearney (which is an Irish surname that means "fighting group" hehe). It's lead by Vince Mason (the main character's cousin). Anyway, the saga mainly follows the Kearney's story :)

Here's a list of all the important characters.

And an excerpt....

Brynn threw a rock onto the ice.
"What are you so steamed about?"
Brynn knew it was only Riley. Why should he be so concerned about her?
"Vince blew me off. It isn't fair. Everyone gets their chance to shine. Everyone but me." Brynn threw one more rock. It broke the ice and sent echos into the rest of the woods.
"Sure it isn't fair. But life is a total let down." Riley picked up a rock and joined Brynn in throwing things onto the ice.
"I guess. Vince would say that's very pessimistic, though."
Riley shook his head. "In my opinion, Vince is an optimist. Which it ten times worse than a pessimist."
Brynn dropped her rock and stared at Riley. "Now how does that work?"
"Because when you're an optimist, you expect something good to happen. So when a tragedy comes, you're left heartbroken. A pessimist, though, always expects the worst, so when tragedy strikes, you aren't as heartbroken. And when something good happens, it's much more enjoyable since it's a surprise."
"I see your point," Brynn said. "But Vince is fine just the way he is."
"He's your cousin; I didn't expect you to agree with me."
Brynn sat down. "I do agree with you somewhat. I only said--"
"Let's not fight, Brynn. Alright?"
Riley sat down oppisite Brynn. They both stared out over the ice.

This story is going to be so fun to write. I just want to jump up and down and clap my hands. =D heehee


Monday, March 19, 2012

I had a Robin Hood marathon... Awesomeness.....

Anyway, it's been a beautiful week. The weather has been amazing the days were all so beautiful (which I guess falls under amazing. heehee). All in all, the week had a lot of scope for the imagination.

Imagining and dreaming go hand and hand; they are both so dangerous. And yet without them, life would be so dull. It wouldn't really be life at all, no would it?

Dreaming makes the gray days better.

Ever cloud has a silver lining.

Yes, I wish on stars. Because it's good to dream.

I dream because anything is possible.

Always dream. Always look for the butterflies and castles in the clouds.

Never stop hoping that something good is going to happen.

Dream. Dream no matter what.

When We Become Silent

Friday, March 16, 2012

Now that I'm [somewhat] working on Beginning of the End, I am stocking up on quotes that are... well, relatable... from the "Rebel's" point of view. And the above quotes ^^ are so cool :)

Anyway... this weekend, two of my friends are coming over and we plan on having a Robin Hood marathon. ;) Ooooohhhh yeeeaaaaah......

That's all for now. I need to get my rest---Ashlyn Sound has an open practice tomorrow and I don't want to look half-dead due to lack of sleep =D. So night, all.

                    Oh! And Happy Birthday to Morgan, one of my bestest, bestest friends!!!!!!!!! She's 16!!!!!

Meet Allie

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yesterday was an amazing day. I ate lasanga and homemade bread for dinner.
I had Death by Chocolate cake for dessert.
And I got a car.

Yesterday was awesome.
Yesterday was beyong awesome.
Yesterday... was epic. 

My car--has a sunroof!!!! [Insert yell]

After school, I ran outside (it was a bee-yew-ti-ful day, was it not?) and just sat in the driver's seat,
listening to the radio and enjoying the day.

I finally have a key to put on my key-chain :))))

I decided to name my car Allie. 1) because it just seems like a girl-type of personality. 2) because Allie
is a feminised version of Allan.... as in Allan a Dale.... yeah.... moving on.... ;)

This is so blurry.... sorry.

The speedometer and such =D

I just about died when my grandparents gave me the car.

I'm so happy it's not even funny.

So I would say that this is may just be the best birthday present I've ever got!! ;)


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Oh, Captain Jack, you never fail to amuse me.

I {heart} Photography

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Enter Ellie (aka Ellie Belle)
She's a sweet little Cavapoo :) Although, I highly doubt that Jane thinks so.
(Ellie is my Mee-Mee's pupp, Jane is Aunt Kim's dog)

(One of my new favorite Michael Buble songs)

Peace and Hairgrease <3

Every Story...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's the classic beginning. There's just something magical about the words "Once Upon a Time." Maybe it's because those words usually lead to a brave hero triumphing over an evil dragon and riding off into the sunset with a damsel in distress. But no matter how nice "once upon a time sounds"... It's just a little worn out. You can't start stories with that anymore.

It's true---and it's also true that you have no idea just how exactly hard it is to write the beginning of a story. The beginning is possibly the most important part of the story. Why? Because the beginning makes the reader decide whether or not the book is worth reading. The beginning makes the reader ask, "why should I go on reading this?" The beginning is very much like a movie preview, in the way that it should draw in the reader. And trust me--it ain't easy.

As I edit Rebel Yell and prepare to start work on Beginning of the End (which is the 1st book in my Rebel Saga), I'm realizing how important and hard it is to write the beginning. It's frustrating, too. And yet, it's so fun!!! I'm getting really excited about Beginning of the End: remember how I said that I was having some difficult in planning out my story? Well, I think I've overcome that :) I'm pretty excited. In fact... Maybe... Would you mind if I shared some of my ideas with you? Really??? Well I'm going to make you read them anyway.

Name: Brynn Delaney Mason
Meaning of Name: Honor//Swarthy Challenger
Nickname: none
Birth Place: Mason Valley, USA
Age: 16 (August 9, 2063)
Nationality: American/Rebel
Hair Color: Dark, dark blonde/brown
Hair Style: Cut to the shoulders; usually hanging loose; naturally straight.
Shape and Features of Face: Heart shaped; regular nose; beautiful; almond shaped eyes
Eye Color: Very dark blue, almost black
Skin Tone: In between tan and pale
Scars or Distinguishing Marks: People always remember her eyes
Disabilities: none
Build or Body Type: Medium height; slender and strong
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 110 lbs.
Gestures: tilts nose upward when she is offended or challenged,
Weakness: When people question her abilities
Special Abilities or Powers: Expert shot with gun and arrow; sword master
Bad Habits: Bursts out in anger sometimes; does things impulsively without thinking
Good Habits: When something is right she does it; forgiveness
Best Characteristic: Bravery
Worst Characteristic: Impulsiveness
Proud of: The Rebels
Embarrassed by: Any show of weakness
Education: Trained by Erik Masterson as a top class fighter
Family: Father: Peter; Mother: Becky; Cousins: Vince--22; Erik--32
Special Knowledge: Secrets plans & moves of the army & Kearney, what's going on in the Kearney (thru Erik, Vince, Phil, Aaron, Riley, Maverick)
Strong Points: Courage, intelligence
Temperament: "Like a ticking bomb"; in between pessimist and optimist; knows her abilities and limits; self-confident; patriotic; loyal; sometimes skeptical
Attitude: "I'm going to do what I can, to do what I can"
Fears: She doesn't really have any. She worries about her cousins.
Phobias: none
Feels Vulnerable When: Someone questions her abilities
Motivation: Pride; proving she can do things just as well as anybody else
Introvert or Extrovert: Extrovert
Optimist or Pessimist: Somewhere in between--a little bit of both
Greatest Want: To fight with the Kearney
Greatest Need: To calm/slow down and look around her.
History: Parents were killed when Brynn was a baby, & she was raised by her cousins Erik & Vince. Erik trained Brynn as a soldier & Brynn is just as good a fighter as most of the men in the Rebel camp.

Brynn Mason is the daughter of Peter Mason, the murdered leader of the Rebels. She was rasied by her cousins, Vince Mason and Erik Masterson and because of that very reason, she is one of the best fighters in all of the Rebel army. She feels that she is just as capable of fighting as any of the men, but her cousin Erik won't let her. She isn't afriad to sneak into battle, though Erik threatens so send her away. She grew up along side Riley and Aaron Kale, Phil Searson, and Maverick Alston.

And there you have it. My main character. I'll try have have some more character sketches on here later :) Mabe some from Rebel Yell, too.

Quotes for You

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Yesterday was amazing. My cousin Jacob came over and we made a campfire, roasted hot-dogs and had Cookie S'mores (which are so amazingly beyond-awesome and indescribable that I'm not even going to try).

I've been enjoying my Michael Buble CD so much :)

[That was the random fact for today :)) ]

Anyway, I've decided to share with you some of my photoshop creations. In the form of quotes. What would I do without quotes?

Also........ This is an epic soundtrack that is already on my music player.... But turn off my music player anyway and listen to this because this song makes me want to do a ton of flips and knock out some bad guys ;) It makes me feel like I could take on the world. And it's just awesome. So please. Listen to it. You'll be happy. And guess what? It's from Robin Hood ;) *evil smile* I love it!!!

Yes... Most of these quotes are from Robin Hood. Don't judge me.
Because I obviously think that these are cool quotes.