Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quick Update!


Writing is going . . . okay. I'm lagging at the moment and I need some sleep. I have not added on to Her Fear of Heights in several days-- a bad habbit I need to break!

I ordered Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead as well as Spells by Aprilynne Pike. Can't wait! :)

Must write about 200 words before bed. Writer-worthy updates are coming soon! See ya!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Way To Run a Blog!

I wish I could say I have an excuse for not blogging in . . . months. I don't.

Here's what I've been up to-

Feb and March went by so quickly . . . I don't even remember what was so important I had to quite blogging . . . Let's make a list of how I like to waste my time! :)


Yes, I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender around January. I'll post tons more on that soon (for real) but I am proud to say I'm glad I watched the show. It is by far the best Nick and animated show I''ve ever seen. It was dazzling and addictive in a way that I couldn't stop watching until I finished all three seasons. 5 stars!
Remember the X-Men movies? My best friend Sarah got me into the cartoon version of Evolutions. I haven’t seen the movie, but the series is something good to watch. Not as good as Avatar of course, but entertaining nonetheless.
Saturday, I watched my first Bollywood film. It was called Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na. It was very interesting, yet relatable. Though most of it was in Hindi, subtitles worked fine and the characters also randomly use English. Easy to understand. Plus, India seems to have a love for song and dance—am I right? :D
A few weeks ago, I watched a film called Slumdog Millionaire and fell in love . . . with Dev Patel!  On a serious note, the movie is about a boy named Jamal who grew up in the slums of India, fell in love with a girl, and participates in a game show like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? He was arrested under suspicion of cheating. Dev Patel (Jamal) is marvelous in this movie. So are his co-stars who played his brother Sallim, friend Latika, and Jamal at younger ages. So that makes 3 actors for Jamal, Sallim, and Latika. Those kids really carried the movie, too. Rubina Ali plays youngest Latika and she was brilliant! She and her co-star both actually live in the slums of Mumbai. For some reason, his name escapes me, though he is equally awesome! Anyway, all I can say is that this movie is breathtaking in every sense. Go watch it!
Eclipse (June 30th) I’ll be watching this solely to see how Kristen Stewart does. She is my favorite actress.
The Last Airbender (July 2nd) I MUST SEE THIS MOVIE!! More thoughts are coming soon, but would you look at the title? Sound familiar? It is! It’s the movie based off my favorite TV show ever! Can’t you tell I’m excited? :D Dev Patel is in this as Zuko, my favorite character . . . it should be a very nice day for me!
Ah, so many books. I only have two favorites so far from the past few blog-free months:
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Q&A by Vikas Swarup (the novel Slumdog Millionaire is based from)
In the mean time, a book called Spells by our loved Aprilynne Pike came out today! I'm ordering it along with: signed coppies of Spirit Bound and Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead, Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars by Rubina Ali, The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko's Story, and The Last Airbender Movie Novelization. :)
I finished part one of my novel Sleep, but have yet to do much more. No party yet, sadly.
Her Fear of Heights is lagging on at the moment. I have about 13,500-something words. As you know, this was started in November for NaNoWriMo and never finished. It is a novel for my family and friends so they’ll at least stop bugging me about writing more, blah, blah, blah. I only have May to finish before my Uncle David, who promised to print it, retires this summer. So it’s back to writing after this.
However, I’m not entirely useless—I did Script Frenzy this year! A sister to big event in November, SF challenges you to write a 100-pages screenplay in 30 days. April 1st- 30th. This applies to you even if you’re like me, and have never written a script before. It was a challenge even with the correct software, Celtex, and I only got 66 pages done. With the fail, however, came the hook for a great novel I plan to write in November for NaNoWriMo. I don’t have a title yet, but it’s basically about this girl named Jin who goes to live with this family she’s never met after living her entire life in the circus. She trains to be an acrobatic performer, cleans and elephant, falls in love, and engages in other fun activities.  One thing I found interesting about her is she’s half-Asian and half-white with blond hair. In a world where grey eyes are common and feathered horses roam the land, you’d think that would be less of an oddity. However, this girl looks to be Asian . . . with blond hair. Lol! She’s adorable, really, though the hair doesn’t look as good on her as it would her friends. The world, though entirely fictional, was inspired by China and India, using element from both cultures and sometimes adding my own twist on things. I’ll let you know how it goes!