Thursday, 20 December 2012

Epiphany number... something

I like this one
My plan in life was basically this
Study psychology at uni. Write Heroes of a Super Variety. Start YouTube channel. Couple of years break. Possibly write Stolen, if I can change it somehow (but not like it is now). Start The Hunted. Stop writing
So, not counting Stolen, let's add it up
Start writing at... let's say 25, because I'd want to have a good idea with what I'm doing with the series before publishing it. It's probably a trilogy, so end it at 28. Couple of years break for finishing studying (need a lot of years at uni for psychology). Then start writing the Hunted. That could take a long time.
So let's say I end my writing late 30's. Then what do I do? My plan was to stop writing, but what do I do? Continue my job as a psychologist for the rest of my life? Retire early?
So, I've finally made a decision I'm happy with. I'll write til I drop.
That's right, I'm never going to stop writing, or at least a lot later than that. But now begs the question, what do I write? What order? The Hunted was going to be my big finale, but that won't do. That's my golden ticket to being a best seller. People need to read that to read my other things.
So, what I'm, thinking, The Hunted first (this will mean I start writing later in life), then Heroes of a Super Variety, then whatever I can come up with.
Stolen, if I can improve? Sure, but at the moment it's just a worst version of Heroes of a Super Variety. Elements? If I can improve it, sure. Zombie Apocalypse story? I'm working hard on it so with any luck it'll be a good one. And as I go on in life, I'm sure to get thousands more ideas (seeing as I already have thousands but most I've rejected. And that may be an exaggeration, but I don't care)
So, good news in my life plan. By all rights this should be on Read This Mortals seeing as it's more relevant there. but everyone who reads that also reads this blog, so whatever
I'm happy now!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Adios Amigos, and Keep Smiling!

Well, that is it. Now the laptop is being taken, and I shall have to survive without internet (or limited imternet, depending on the amount of time my family spend at home)


This is not goodbye, merely farewell

See you on the flip side! (I can't believe I just said that...)

 

BYE

Friday, 16 November 2012

YouTube

Ah, yes, I just made my YouTube channel's first video, so maybe you might consider watching it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtsiFKs5DT4&feature=plcp
Still can't record myself, and can't find a good flash converter for my animations, so I'll be fairly limited to what I can do... But whatever

Friday, 2 November 2012

Damned

So, this a good a time as any to tell you people who don't know.
On the 28th or 29th of November, the school takes this laptop back. So, for the summer holidays, until late Janurary/ early Febuary, no laptop. I might, maybe once every two weeks, get to go on my computer... But that's it.
No posts for two months. No writing for two months. No hearing from me for two months. Except the few times I get on the computer
I'm going to have to unsuscribe to a few YouTube channels just to make sure my email doesn't overflow. It overflowed when I left for four days...

And I can't write by hand, I have to type. Writing by hand takes too long, I haven't the attention span. So no writing for a couple a months.

Just thought you ought to know

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Adventure Time

Do me a favour?
If you haven't watched every episode of this, do it now. NOW
If you haven't seen the least two episodes of AT, DO NOT READ THIS. Please. Even if you have no intention of watching it. Because you really should. So if you haven't, leave this blog. I'm serious. I will be angry if I find out you read this without watching the episodes

Now, AT (can't be bothered writing out full title) ranks second best on my favourite shows list, right after Avatar. Why, you may ask? BECAUSE IT IS MATHING AWESOME

It has humour- and more so than any show I've watched before. DAMN, this show is funny. It also has a good plot. Based on a post apocalyptic world after a nuclear war. But light hearted, not serious
This is also one of the few shows that has good music made by the show. But what makes a show a EXTREMELY good show? That it can make you feel for the characters, which is especially hard in a comedy based show. ATLA and AT are the only two shows that come to mind that can do this for me.
So, now for the last two episodes of AT. I'm not going to explain the show as a whole, because if you haven't watched it you shouldn't be here.

First- Remember Me

MY GOD!

This, my friends, is a quality episode. Maybe my favourite, maybe not, but it's up there let me tell you.
It starts off with Ice King singing "Daddy, Why Did You Eat My Fries?" (quite a good song). It's been on the mind of many a AT fan how Ice King knows Marceline's song, which has only been heard by Finn, Jake, Marce and Marce's dad. But anyway, he was singing it and he wants Marce to make him a song that will help him with the princesses. So he goes there and gets Marce all upset.
This, my friends, is where is gets brilliant.
Marce reveals that she actually likes Ice King, because after the war, when everyone was dead, they were the only two left. Ice King used to be human (anyone who's watched Holly Jolly secrets should know) and wrote down how Marce needed him, but his crown was changing him into a creature that is the Ice King.
I never do things justice explaining them, but damn, it was touching. Marce as a kid and Ice King as a human giving her a toy to make her feel better made me smile sadly (especially as this is the toy Marce said she loved the most ever before her ex sold it to a witch). But the way Marce sings makes me sad. She has a beautiful voice, and quite honestly makes me feel for her with every song she sings.
It was an excellent episode.

This, along with that episode What Was Missing are some of the best episodes in the show, because the songs very just make you feel sad, and are very good.

Now, on to the last epiosde of season 4. The Lich

The Lich is the villian of Ooo, the most powerful being ever. Finn bet him once, and unknowing to the characters, the Lich posessed a snail and didn't die.
The ep starts with Finn having a dream about him, Billy, a bear, Billy's girl and the snail all in Billy's cave. Finn is laughing at a TV, Billy's girl and the bear are playing, Billy is laughing with them and the snail is reading the Enchiridion. Billy frowns at the snail. It shows Finn is laughing at the image of the Cosmic Owl. Then the Enchiridion glows. It shows the shadow of the snail grow into something big. Billy looks frightened, attempts to run and the shadow gets him. Finn wakes up. Jake says that Finn has a premonition dream. They go see Billy, who seems fine, and he asks them if they want to help defeat the Lich. They agree.
The then gather all the princesses crown gems. After they collect all but one, they take a break. Jake, who is carrying the gems, asks how many more and Billy holds up one finger, not saying anything.
Finn goes into Billy's bag, trying to find food. Finn finds the Enchiridion, and asks Billy how he got it. Billy says he found it in the mouth of a bear. The bear Finn originally gave the Enchiridion to a while back. The book explains that the Enchiridion can open a dimensional portal when it has all the gems, and Billy says he'll push the Lich through there.
Finally, the last gem. Princess Bubblegum's. Finn burst into her room and without explaining tries to take the gem off, saying he needed it. Princess Bubblegum, who was carrying scissors at the time, slices Finn's cheek. After a moment where they were both stunned, she said it was an accident. Finn hisses and tears the gem out of her crown. When he leaves, she runs after him. Billy, who's outside, tells Finn to hurry up. Finn puts the last gem in the book, and it starts to glow. When Bubblegum sees Billy, she yells it's not Billy. Finn runs towards Billy. The Candy Kingdom's Gumball Guardians says "Lich Alert" and blasts Billy. Half of Billy's face is blown off, showing that he is the Lich. Also explaining why he didn't talk to Jake (Bubblegum previously stated that the Lich can't talk to anyone holding any of the gems)
Finn says the Lich 'messed Billy up' meaning he killed him. Finn smashes to book with his knee, but the Lich just smiles. When the book breaks, the dimensional portal opens. The Lich walks through. Jake grabs the Lich and tries to stop him, and Finn grabs Jake to stop him sliding into the portal. They both go into the portal.
It then goes to a scene with Finn having a nose, black eyes and a mechanical arm and Jake a regular non magic dog sitting outside next to a tree. The Other Finn's mom calls out to Finn, and Finn, in similar sounding but different voice asks Jake what he's done this time. They both go into the house.

This isn't the best episode, okay? But the cliffhanger is making me nervous. It is a good episode, don't get me wrong. I liked it a lot. Don't confuse me

Anyway, I just had to get those two episodes off my chest. Now people who shouldn't read this will comment, and I'll still be waiting for season 5 of Adventure Time

EDIT: I discovered Season 5 starts November 12th. Three weeks

Friday, 19 October 2012

Can't... Pick... Topic... Title

Welcome mortals, so my humble abode.
I'm in pain
Last week I had hurt the right side of my neck, It still hurts, but a lot less. Or maybe it's the same, but the pain in the left side of my neck is drowning it out.
Yep, my left is hurtinmg now. Going from my neck to shoulder to back. PAIN. Well, at least I can move this one.
Oh, guess what else? I may have broken my finger. It's swollen and was bleeding and has a bruise on it, which is a sign to me that it may not be broken. I dunno. Guess we'll find out.

I've started cricket again. I cannot do anything but field for my life, but anyway. Mt batting skills are improving somewhat.

Um...

HEAVY RAIN.
Watch Pewdiepie play it. It's right up there with my favourite Pewdiepie games like Walking Dead and To The Moon. And of course Slender.

UM...

Okay, I've run out of things to say, and typing is painful because sometimes I forget about the finger and use it for a letter

Peace out!

Friday, 12 October 2012

God... Help... Me

Is it wrong to complain about me when there are people in far worse pain? Maybe, but I'm going to do it anyway

My neck is literally killing me. I say literally because I can actually feel my soul die, piece by piece, from the pain. I can even move my right shoulder without wincing and freezing for a few minutes while my neck feels like it's breaking. And forget about turning my head in any direction. Or standing. Or picking anything heavy up. Or stretching. Or sneezing (and I have one heck of a cold). Or not being in pain, I can forget about that.

It's my damn bag. I gauretee you it's heavier than any other bag of yours.
Last year I had to bring all my school books back in the one day. This was before I had a laptop, so there were a lot of books, thick big books. My bag can sometimes be heavier than that.
How is it possible, you ask? Well, I have to give all the credit to this damn laptop.
A student once dropped his laptop and laptop bag on his toes, and broke at least two. I haven't met a student in my year level who has the same shoulder strap on their laptop bag as they did at the start of the year. They keep breaking. The thing-
Oh, I just saw a raven in my window.
... Shut up
The thing that breaks is the metal bit that connects the strap to the bag. First time I broke that I got a new strap and tried to pull the metal bit apart, just to see if it would break like the last one. It was brand new, never used before. It lasted a week. Only one metal bit broke, so I tried to pull apart the other one in anger. I couldn't do it. I connected it to my bag and lifted it up. I could see it being pulled apart, though it didn't break. I'm sure it would've if a kept it on longer.
So, if it's so strong I can't break it (and believe me, no to brag, but I can be pretty strong when I want to) how does it keep breaking? THE LAPTOP!
It puts a strain on the strap and metal bit, so it breaks. Can you imagine how it's putting a strain on me? I used to use the shoulder strap, but when my second broke I didn't bother getting a new one because my shoulder ached like mad. This was 5 months ago. My shoulder still hurts.
So there are little hand straps on it to carry it. I use those. After a few minutes of carrying it like that my hand's red and I have to switch hands, which can be awkward if I'm carrying books as well. The laptop by itself is heavy. The bag as well is painfully heavy. One of my teachers said it was heavy because it was shock proof. And he wasn't joking. I've seen the bags being thrown around like mad-
It's raining
-and the laptops haven't gotten any damage to them from that.
So every day I carry this laptop and laptop bag back from school to home. I have to bring other books as well.
Ever since the start of the year, when I started bring that laptop home, my neck and shoulders have been worse than ever. Halfway through May I had to go to the doctor's after I couldn't move my neck. At least that faded back to normal pain.
My year level's laptop is heavier than any other year level. These laptop's are not only preowned and heavy, but the worse quality. Other people have their own laptop, including the people who preowned them, so I'm one of the few who carry it home every day.
I'm not trying to complain. I'm glad I have a laptop. I just wish it was one of the other ones other year levels get.

My neck is feeling slightly better. I won't try try turning my head or standing, because I know that will bring that pain back.

Oh, and by the way, for those of you who care about my writing... Ah, I'll tell you later

Adios amigos, and keep smiling!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Well. Just one hole in the ground. OH MY GOD! A second one!

Yes. A decision was made.
First off, sorry for being a little stressed. I'll explain why in a minute. But I kinda got a little stressed when I said I couldn't watch the vids, and the most common answer was to find a way to watch them. I'm a very short fuse. I punched my friend in the stomach over him mispronouncing a word.
What? I have violent tendencies. Don't try and change me. You might get killed.

So, why I was so stressed. Regular reason would be because I had a decision to make. But you probably wouldn't understand. I have a inability to make personal decisions sometimes. Not just I find it difficult...
Once I thought for 45 minutes whether to have soup or bacon and eggs for dinner. In the end my mum just made me a toasted sandwich. I waited another three minutes to deiced if I should put sauce on it.
I'm better than I used to be, I'll give me that. When I was little I used to break down if I had to make a decision.
It's not always. Most of the time I can decide to do this, or do that. But when it's personal, and both choices are something I want, I have a really problem in choosing. I once walked around my house for three days carrying a pile of books because I didn't know which one I wanted to read first, and if I had to leave my room I took them with me in the hope the decision would just come to me. In three days I couldn't read three books (before I had the laptop, I just read every minute I wasn't eating, at school, talking or sleeping)
There's probably some medical name for inability to make decisions, or extreme difficulty to make decisions. Whatever.
All I know at the moment is that I'm getting extremely tired of typing decisions.

Now, for some news on the more political side. In other words, the darker side.
I've never been one for politics. I know which party I like and that's about it.
For those of you in Australia, you would have probably have heard about Julia Gillard's 50 minute vent in parliament. For those out of the wonderful land of Aus-
Julia Gilard is our Prime Minister. Following me so far? She's the first female Prime Minister in Australia, and between you me and the popsicle stick, she's been getting so much crap. Honestly, some people are so sexist. It's amazing how many of them work in politics.
So anyway, Tony Abbott (or is it Abott? I always forget) says something to the Prime Minister which was completely out of order in my opinion. I don't quite remember what he said, but I remember not liking it. So Julia Gilard stands up, and vents her anger.
Recently, a radio host said that Julia Gilard's late father died of shame because of his daughter. Naturally, this caused a commotion. Personally, I would have broken the man's arm. Julia just responded with a dignified silence, ignoring the radio host's phone calls and saying little on the subject.
I think Abott (or Abbott?) said the government was dying of shame, which clearly related to the earlier comment. Julia Gilard got angry, as any person would, and said that the government wasn't dying in shame, her father didn't die of shame, and she was tired of the sexist remarks she was getting from the opposition. It was impressive, in my opinion.
Yes, I support Labour (Julia Gilard's party). Maybe it's because I remember the last Liberal leader (Liberal being the opposition) and it didn't go well, maybe because I argee with Labour's plans and disagree with Liberal's, or maybe it's because if Liberal win the next election, my mother will most likely lose her job from government job cuts.
Whatever the reason, I think that Julia Gilard is a much better leader.

Now, to end of this post with no apparent fixed topic, I give you the miracle of Google Images


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

I need ya opinion

Okay, I have to make a decision, and it's very likely I'll have to make it before I can see your opinions, but on the off chance I do get to see these beforehand, I'd like your help.
On Friday, I have to do one of two things
One- Go with my uncle to Mida Mida (or is it Mita Mita...?) for a fishing weekend. We're leaving on the Friday because it is a four hour drive. I'd love to go, and in normal situations I'd go without thinking. However...
Two- Stay at school. Period 5 and 6, the last two of the day, there is a media presentation where all the media classes have their movies shown. For media, we had to make our movies. There are three media classes, and most of my friends are in one of those classes (none in mine- go figure). I'd love to see their videos, because I hear quite a few are really good. This is the only chance I'll get to watch them.
I'd hate to disappoint my uncle, who's been looking for a date for this fishing trip for a while, and who's very enthusiastic about going. I'd also hate to miss the once in a lifetime opertunity to see these videos.
So I need to choose one. Either leave on the Friday (can't leave after school, before you ask) or stay on the Friday. I know there'll be other times to go on the fishing trip, but my uncle doesn't always have the time, and this might be the only time to go for a long time. Maybe it's not. I don't know.
So help me out here guys

Monday, 8 October 2012

You guys are awesome

Another epiphany! Knowing my mood swings, this won't last, but I don't mind
My epiphany is- That you guys who actually read my posts are the sort of people I want as my friends. The people I don't nessesarily talk to the most maybe, but you're all kind and funny and just... People I get along with.
I spent a long time sulking that hardly anyone reads my blogs. But now I don't care. Because you people, who comment on nearly all of my posts- You're just awesome.
I wanted other people- I'm not going to bother with names- To read my blogs. But if they don't, they don't. You people who do are the best people, and the people I like.
I won't bother putting my links around for this blog unless I want someone in particular to read it. Cause a comment from you people, who actual read my stuff because you want to, that's a comment I know isn't forced.
So, thanks a heap again for putting up with my nonsense. I'm really going to try for a post once every three days at the least.
For those of you who want to read some of my awesome stories (they're just the essence of awesome) and don't already, here's the link
http://readthismortals.blogspot.com.au/

Thanks Eve and Eddie and Vlaedr and Mist and Thrust and Izz, because you guys read my stuff the most. Vlaedr, I know I haven't been commenting on your stories, and sorry for that, but they're sooo bloody long! I'll get through them someday. And yes Eddie, I read most of your posts. You're a good reveiwer. Thrust, I'll get through yours as well, okay? Izz and Mist, you know I read your posts. Eve, I'd read your posts, but there are a severe lack of them.

Thank you, for wasting your valuble life reading this junk for absolutley no reason. And putting up with my spelling.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Mark of Athena: Full Report

Spoilers will be included. Massive spoilers. I won't be stopping anything.

So, I finished it in seven hours. It would have been quicker, but I had to quickly post that last post on my blog, had to eat dinner, had to set up my back garden, watched a little TV (I'm easily distracted) and talk A LOT
My parents like to talk

So, anyway, Mark of Athena. Good or bad?

Well, I'll start at the beginning. Personally, I don't like a few of the characters in this particular book. Jason, because I just got the feeling he thought he was the leader, and he thought he was better than Percy. Frank, because he acted a little strangely towards Leo. Actually, that's about it.
I really like Percy, he's my favourite character, and Leo is my second favourite, so naturally when two other characters didn't get along with them (at least in my head they didn't. I know Frank and Leo didn't, but Percy and Jason got on surprisingly well) I won't like the other characters.

But enough about me!

From the start the two camps got on surprisingly well. I expected a lot more arguing. The Romans did eventually attack, but still. I expected more less getting on.
But then they seemed to not act as individuals. I know a lot of them would be pissed, but Percy had just saved their camp, and Jason used to be their leader. Surely a few would go 'Hm, maybe we should give them a go?' Whatever.

So Leo, Hazel and Frank. Yes, the book actually had a love triangle. It was obvious Leo was never going to go out with Hazel, especially after he found out Hazel liked him because she used to like his great grandfather and they look almost exactly alike. Now, if you haven't read the books, this would seem very much wrong to you. Hazel was born 60 years ago or something, to clear that up, bit died and was brought back to life in this time.

There was a scene where Jason and Percy fight because they are possessed. Fine by me. Except for the bit after the fight, when they're back to normal, that Jason says he could have killed Percy, and when Percy says he could have killed Jason as well, Jason doesn't believe him.
Percy defended Manhattan against Kronos' army. He fought they titan of light (I forget his name) and the actual king of the titans. Jason went to the titan's base when they weren't home and defeated one titan, the titan of southern stars of something. Very impressive. NOT.
Moving on.

So, I won't spoiler the plot, on second thoughts. The fight between Jason and Percy is pretty early on. Hazel liking Leo's great grandfather is near the end-ish, but honestly, I'm sure anyone who read the previous books could guess it would be something like that. I did. IT WAS OBVIOUS

I liked Annabeth in this book. In a few of the books, I didn't like her that much. She seemed a little selfish to me. But in this one, I actually liked her.

Oh, I will do one spoiler for the end. Someone (not saying who) that knows a lot says Percy is the most powerful demigod they've ever met. I could just imagine Jason's face at that point.
But Jason and Percy got on well. I thought they wouldn't, but they did. It was only near the end I got past my own thoughts of what would happen and liked all the characters.

Mark of Athena was great, absolutely brilliant. Especially the ending. I know HAVE to have the next book.

A few bits and pieces I didn't like, but it was really good.

READ IT NOW

Mark of Athena

I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WEEKS EARLIER THAN I EXPECTED (I'LL EXPLAIN LATER)

I'll complete a book review when I'm done. So tonight or early tomorrow. It won't be up if my internet's not working

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Reasons I like Avatar- The Last Airbender


Reasons I like Avatar- The Last Airbender
Where do I begin?

I’m going to start off with a little rant. I know some people don’t like it, and that’s fine. As long as you have a good reason, whether you don’t like the plot, the characters, the idea, or even you think it’s too childish I don’t mind. However, the main reason most people who haven’t seen it don’t watch it because ‘it’s not a real anime.’

People who don’t like anime confuse it with an anime and people who do say it’s not a real anime, which it isn’t. However, I don’t think that ‘it’s not a real anime’ is a good enough reason not to watch it. I’ll watch, or read for that matter (another day maybe), anything with a good plot. You shouldn’t cut it off because it isn’t an anime. People who think it is an anime and don’t like anime- broaden your mind and try watching a few different things.
Now to the reasons I actually like it.

This is really the best TV series I’ve ever watched. There are a few I count as favourites as well, like Adventure Time and Spectacular Spiderman (the latter of which has been cancelled. I’ll go on a rant about that on another day). This however, wins. I’ll go on a long post about why. If you don’t care for the series, you may leave. If you want to watch it later, there will be spoilers. If you don’t want to read this, that’s your choice.


First reason- The World

Ever since I saw this, I’ve been obsessed with anything that involves controlling the elements. For those of you who don’t know. The world in Avatar is comprised of four nations. The Earth Kingdom, Water Tribes, Fire Nation and Air Nomads. Born in each of these nations, some people have the ability to control their element (eg: earth kingdom person may control earth.)
I would go into more detail, but this is the reasons I like it, not a summary.
 
Second Reason- The Plot
This isn't the biggest reason why I like it, but it makes it good enough to be better than most stuff. The plot is the Avatar* has been gone for a hundred years, during which the Fire Nation has waged war on the other nations (even killing all the Air Nomads). Finally, The Avatar has come back from his hundred years of being frozen in a iceberg, and must learn all the elements (except air, because he was born as a Air Nomad and he already mastered it). It's not the nest plot, but just because it fits so well with the world, and the fact the althrough the series the plot doesn't fail, I'll count it as a reason Avatar is brilliant.
 
Third Reason- The Writing
This isn't the plot. By the plot, I mean the whole story plot. By the writing, I mean the smaller things that make up the plot. And some moments in the writing are brilliant. As I said, I've seen better, but the writing is perfect for the story.
 
Forth Reason- The Characters
This is my main reason for liking the series. The characters are some of the best I've ever seen, and even better, the character development is stunning. I'm going to devote most of this post to the characters
Okay, so we've got Aang, the Avatar. A goofy kid. He can fight, but he's childish, to the point where it annoys me. But the character development... He starts off goofy, then he begins to get more serious and wise, then he's determined and focused. I love how he was developed without changing him completely. Like he still has his morals. He doesn't kill, fights only when he has to, tries to get out of situations by being quick and clever. But at the same time, he's responsible.
Katara. A hopeful waterbender who, quite frankly, sucks. She can't fight, she's almost stupid in some situations, and is almost useless. She changes as well. She becomes responsible to the point where it's basically nagging, a very capable fighter. She's my least favourite character, but still, she got better than she was at the start.
Sokka- A Warrior from the water tribe, who's almost useless. He's basically the comedy relief in the series. At the start he couldn't fight, sarcastic and almost annoying in the way he treated people with such disrespect. They changed him so he could fight (I don't think this is character development, they just decided to change his fighting skills). He wasn't funny at first. A couple of humorous things happened to him, but he wasn't funny himself. They changed that as well. They also changed the way he treated people, not with more respect, but he's just not taking it as seriously.
Toph- This is one of the characters that doesn't develop really. She's a tough, stubborn fighting earthbender. But even if she doesn't change, we get to sometimes she her insecurities and problems, which is enough for me.
Azula- A cold blooded, sadistic firebender who seems to have no conscience. She sees herself as better because she's royalty, and she's one of the best firebenders alive. She doesn't change for nearly two seasons (she's only in two) but then, in the last four episodes, we see the change. Her friends, which she had bullied and terrified into liking her, betrayed her and she sent them to prison. She starts to slip, losing trust in everyone, from her servants to her advisers. She banishes nearly everyone, and actually goes insane, seeing her mother (who disappeared when she was six or so. We think she was either banished or killed. Azula doesn't like her mother either way) in the mirror, which Azula eventually smashes. When she's defeated, she's reduced to crying, and you can obviously see how insane she is.
Zhoa- A firebender admiral who is hunting the Avatar in the first season. He died at the end of the first season. Despite the fact he didn't change, he was so flawed yet good that I couldn't help feeling that he should have lasted longer.
Jet- A sixteen year old boy from the Earth Kingdom, who hates the Fire Nation completely. He was willing to flood a town just to destroy some of the Fire Nation soldiers that were there. He views anything, even innocent lives, as nothing as long as he stops the Fire Nation. The was the first season. Second seasons we see him again, claiming he's changed. Yet, when he suspects that Iroh and Zuko (look bellow somewhere) he tries to find evidence obsessively. Eventually, he gets frustrated and attacks Zuko in the hope he'll firebend to protect himself. I won't describe what happens to him next, because it would take too long, but he dies. He hardly changed, but I like that, despite the fact he was a great fighter, he was insane and so very, very flawed.
Ozai- The Firelord, leader of the Fire Nation, and best firebender alive. He's kept in mystery for two seasons. We eventually see him. He's insanely powerful and sadistic. Despite the fact he doesn't change and has little in the way of flaws, I like how powerful he is, and he's a great character for a villain.
Iroh- Many people's favourite character. He's Zuko's uncle. A wise old man, who takes care of Zuko. He doesn't change, for the simple fact he doesn't need to. We find out that he was a good person. Which explains why we never saw him act against the Avatar. His love for his nephew stopped him from helping the Avatar, who hindering Zuko. In season one he did almost nothing besides give good advice the Zuko. In season two he helped Zuko, and we saw him finally doing things. In season three, we saw him as the brilliant fighter he is. He has almost nothing in the way of flaws, and because he doesn't do anything major in the way of fighting, he doesn't need to develop or be less powerful.
Zuko- My favourite character. 'A fallen prince who's been stripped of his pride' is the best way I've heard him being described. He's a firebending prince, who's been banished. He'll be allowed back to the Fire Nation if he captures the Avatar. He thinks that he needs the Avatar to get his honour back. For season one, he hunts Aang. He never really gets close until the final episode, but even then, he doesn't succeed. In season two, he's on the run. He goes from prince (albeit a banished one) two a refugee. The Fire Nation is hunting him, and because he is from the Fire Nation, no one else wants him either. He hides in the Earth Kingdom. At the end, his uncle tells him that he has to make a decision. He has to stop hunting the Avatar, and be a good person. For a while (meaning a episode) it seems like he will be good, but then he betrays his uncle. In season three, he's allowed back into the Fire Nation because they thought he killed the Avatar. He's guilty about what he did, and confused about who he is. That's the first half of season three. The second half he chooses to help the Avatar, and sides completely against the Fire Nation.
I love seeing him go from a villain, to a person with nothing, to a good person. After a while, you realise that you actually care about him, mostly in season two, although a fair bit in season one. Even after he betrays everyone, you still care about what happens to him. I like him best in season two, because he had no idea who he was, and he seemed to be his own person there most, instead of someone who's life revolved around the Avatar. He's so very very flawed, and despite his changes he still has his flaws. It's because of the flaws he has that I like him so much.
 
Fifth Reason- The Humour
 It's not laugh at loud funny, but it's enough to make you smile at times, and it helps build the series into what it is. Without the humour it would be too serious, and that would completely take away from everything it is. It has the perfect amount of humour.
 
Sixth Reason- The Fighting
There has been better fight scenes, but the show isn't about the fight scenes, and what fight scenes they have are quite good. However, there is only three fight scenes that deserve mentioning. The first one is in season one, the last episode. Aang goes into the Avatar state, and joined with a spirit, turns into a huge water monster-thing. He doesn't fight as such, but  it sends shivers down my spine to see it. The second one, and may of you who have watched this would have guessed the last two- is Zuko and Azula's fight. The display of firebending is brilliant, and there's almost an art to it. The third is Ozai's and Aang's fight. The best way I've heard it being put it
"Now here they are
2 gods face to face
a battle which took a century to make
and now as they both do clench there fists
they create a force so big
that the whole world could feel it

and now as the ground begins to shake
people grit there teeth as they know the stakes

one fights to protect there lives
as the other fights to commit genocide"
This describes it almost perfectly. Two people so powerful fighting is just very awesome to see. I'd describe it, but it's best you see it for yourself. I say there have been better fight scenes, but even so, these are still very VERY good
 
Seventh Reason- The Setting
Not quite the world. The actual way they made the landscape look. Very good.
 
Eighth Reason- The Music
It's extremely good. It adds to the scenes so perfectly. Without the music, it would be very much bad. The music at times when you're meant to feel sad is actually quite sad music. But my favourite is the fight scene music. Zuko and Azula's fight scene music just makes it a thousand times better.
 
Those are the reasons I like Avatar. Characters are my main reason, but everything else just collects together and makes it so very awesome.
In conclusion, if you haven't watched it, DO IT NOW. The first season is my least favourite, and it gets better, so don't give up on it. Also, the video I found a few lines I mentioned from.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBdIfwqvQGw

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Rude

You know what gets on my nerves? Rude people. Call me a hypocrite all you want, but I don't set out to be rude.
I recently had someone on a role play wiki delete my character page. When I asked them why they did that, they said it's their "policy" to delete pages if the person has been inactive for 25 days.
One- I have a wiki talk page. Try asking me before deleting
Two- Why was I not told this policy?
When I said I never heard of this policy, they pointed out that I had a big message on my talk page that had a link to the policies.
It was one of five pages. I had a look at them- THEY'RE BLOOMIN' LONG THEY ARE!
Do they expect me to spend about two hours reading almost useless information? I read the whole welcome page, it took an hour and a half, and it never once mentioned that if I don't do anything for 25 days I'll get my stuff deleted.
That's not the bit that got on my nerves though. This was
"... so if you didn't bother to read them, that's not my problem."
The simple rudeness of this sentence makes me so angry. There's no need for it. Just point out that the pages were there. But f***, that is just plain rude.
Oh, and FYI, it is your problem, you take care of these things, you’re an moderator or whatever, you deleted my page. IT IS YOUR PROBLEM.
 
Also, on the forums. I got into a discussion about the rules of Necromancy. Everyone was saying that you could do it without your objects, and the objects were just to help.
I haven't got a problem with that. I disagree, and use a few quotes from the books to help prove my point.
Then these people all but calls me an idiot.
I said that it was never stated that Necromancers don't need objects. I also said Skulduggery said himself that they need objects.
One of the guys said Skulduggery wasn't even a master of his discipline (Elemental magic), let alone Necromancy. He also said what about Serpine? He doesn't use an object.
I said Skulduggery was a master of Elemental magic. He was the only one who could fly, use earth for something other than statue mode and Val said it was the first time she had seen streams of fire used that way when she saw Skulduggery use it in DD. And I said he was the Death Bringer, he should know about Necromancy.
I also say Serpine is an irregular case, like Melancholia. Serpine wasn't originally a Necromancer, he learnt the red hand technique when he took over a temple.
Then this other guy says that Skulduggery isn't a master, he might not be the only one who can fly, he isn't the Death Bringer, and called my argument flawed.
I then said the only one we've seen from the books fly, and Vile was the Death Bringer, which is very similar.
He then asked when he said that.
Dark Days, page 110 (my copy)
"You'll need to master everything else about Elemental magic first, but yes. If we live through this, and if you continue your training, and if you're real, then yes, I'll tech you to fly. I'll teach every Elemental to fly. It's fun."
And it mentions in Dark Days, Mortal Coil and Death Bringer that Vile was the Death Bringer. I also said a spoiler for KOTW which I won't include here. And one final quote: Death Bringer, page 515
"Well, I should. I was the Death Bringer before you were even born."
He then said Skulduggery was joking about being the Death Bringer. And that the Necromancer's confirmed this.
He then said it was a joke, completely ignoring me, and that the Necromancer's confirmed it multiple times. And he said that if Vile was the Death Bringer, would the Necromancer's just let him go.
I said I think they wouldn't have a choice. Lord Vile could kill them all. Maybe a few even tried to stop him, and he killed them
I've never found anything saying it was a joke
"Well, I should. I was the Death Bringer before you were even born."
When Melancholia says she doesn't get the joke, Skulduggery says it's not a joke, he was Lord Vile.
SPOILER FOR KOTW. HIGHLIGHT IF WANT TO SEE.
Then the first guy said that compared to Mevolent, Skulduggery was nothing, so he couldn't be a master.
SPOILER OVER FOR KOTW
Then first guy this guy agreed that Vile was the Death Bringer, but he said that didn't necessarily mean he knew all about Necromancy.
I missed a bit. He said before that Necromancers had to be able to use Necromancy without magic. How would they start then? I said maybe that it was known but unable to use until one day someone found a way to use it by putting the power in objects.
To this he said
But my arguments make a hell of a lot more sense then an entire magic discipline was created so that people could store the power of death and shadows inside items and go 'round looking cool.'
To my Serpine being an irregular case argument
He is an irregular case, but we can't throw away data because it does not fit our other pieces of information.
All Necromancy power needs to be stored in something, or none of it does.
You cannot use both arguments.
Either Serpine is able to ignore an item and just pour out pure death through his hand, wild and powerful and without finesse, or they all need to put their power somewhere, he chose his own body and the raw power stripped the skin from his flesh.
SPOILER FOR KOTW
I said the just because Mevolent was more powerful doesn't mean everyone weaker than him isn't a master.
SPOILER OVER FOR KOTW
I also said that I never said Necromancers put their power in objects to look cool. I said I think that they couldn't use it before they found out to put it in objects. I said it was my opinion.
To his Serpine argument
And we can't ignore the majority of data because there is one piece that may not agree with it
There are exceptions to everything. Serpine wasn't originally a Necromancer, so his ability was always going to differ from the others. He learned a Necromancy technique after the surge. It should be impossible, so it makes sense that it won't turn out like the majority
The second guy said that now I'm ignoring evidence, that I just shot myself in the foot.
I asked what evidence I was ignoring
The first guy said
Nefarian Serpine
"I haven't used this power in years. When I first learned it, I thought it was a wonderful thing..."
Learned. Not gained. Not obtained. Learned.
Also, pretty sure the High Priest says he is the one who taught Serpine that power.
A Master.
Knowing everything and having full control.
"To acquire complete knowledge or skill in."
SPOILER FOR KOTW
Mevolent has shown abilities that have not even been remotely demonstrated by Skulduggery.
If he can do something, and others cannot, he is the master. His knowledge and power is superior. He is a true master of the Elements. Skulduggery is good. Skulduggery is very good, but he is not a master.
SPOILER OVER
He also said
No, you didn't say it looked cool, I am aware of that. I just chucked that in.
It doesn't make sense for them to be unable to use magic without an item. Not one bit. Otherwise the discipline would never have arose in the first place.
Being an Adept is not about the one Discipline.
Serpine's Assassin, book 1. He had his immune to fire trick.
Tanith Low, manipulates gravity to walk on walls/ceilings and can also pick locks and seal doors.
Skulduggery says that "An Adept could have so many tricks up his sleeve, so many different abilities, that he could prove himself stronger than even the most powerful Elemental."
Some Disciplines are all or nothing, like Teleportation. Others can have small tricks adapted from and toyed with. Serpine chose to be an ADEPT after his Surge, not an Elemental. It is one or the other. As an Adept, he can learn as much as he wants about Adept magic.
Then the second guy said I was ignoring the evidence that Vile was the Death Bringer, as stated.
When I asked him when it was stated, he just said it was stated several times and refused to answer any more.
This is when I left. It was my opinion, I was stating it. Then they try to prove me wrong without even using proper evidence. I don't mind difference of opinion. I do mind when people are rude about it.
I read it after (though never commented)
The second guy's opinion this is how Necromancers got their power or something
Right, a bunch of weaker ones got sick of getting kicked around by the higher ups. They see this rebellion and they go: 'Whelp, we got Askadlkjadskl all to do.' So they join in. The strongest of these was known as the 'Death Bringer', and was relativity powerful. Eventually, they get cornered in a place of magic. Sensing their impending doom, DB decides to give the Ancients one last helping hand.
He gave them his power.
And there comes Necromancy. Like one of you said, it was uncontrollable. So the stick it in stuff, and boom, fully fledged Necromancy. They begun to worship a 'Death Bringer', saying he will rise again and all that good stuff. But it got changed as the years went past, so that's how the modern day ones happened.
The first guy wasn't too bad. He still annoyed me, but not as much as the second guy.
I swear, rude people are everywhere.
 
On Pewdiepie's Slender game once, I heard a rumour that Slender wouldn't catch you if backed away without looking away. To this, someone replied
"You f***ing c*** brained idiot. That doesn't work you retard. Just f*** off you p****.
 
This is why I hate people. This is just my post on rude people on the internet. Don't even get me started on rude people in my life.
If you'd like, please put your opinion on Necromancy rules in the comments. I'd love to hear them, as long as you aren't rude.
People have no manners. That's the simple truth.
If I offend any of you, I'm sorry, it's unintentional.
I'm going to try and be more active in my rants.
To end this off, I'd like you to think of this. Would it hurt to use some common courtesy to the people around us?
Thanks
 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

BAM

I just went through 4 epiphanies in the last ten minutes, and it's doing my head in. I wasn't meant for this much... MEH

Epiphany 1- I'm doing it again. I'm getting angrier and taking it out on the people of blogland. I'd like to distance myself, to leave for a few weeks and calm down. Small problem. I can't...
Last time I tried to leave for three weeks. I didn't last over one, and I... well, I didn't leave as such, I just didn't comment. Most of the time I was there. My whole life is on computer know. Writing, looking at videos, talking, watching TV... The only thing that I may count out is reading. No, wait, reading a book I can count, but just reading I can count out. I read lots of your stories on the blogs. I want to leave. But one, I can't, no matter how hard I try. Two, it won't calm me down. It just won't keep me calm...

Epiphany 2- Oh, well, that's personal. You'll probably never find out about that

Epiphany 3- I'm sick of being anti-social. I want to be normal, have normal friends in real life, think normal thoughts, do normal things. I want to be popular.

Epiphany 4- I do not have anything in common with the new people on the blog. I don't get along because I'm just not like most of them.

And while I was writing this, I had another epiphany.

Epiphany 5- I am taking life way too seriously. I don't know how long I've been like this, but I looked at all my old posts and saw how I looked at life. I'm taking it too seriously. So I'm not going to anymore. I feel better already.

Out of all of those, I only like epiphany 5, because after I had this epiphany I changed me outlook on life and started feeling better.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Meeting Derek

So, I'll start from when school ended.
The bus I take wasn't there, of course. So everyone that was waiting for the bus walked about a hundred meters, me as well, and I looked back and said "Hey, isn't that the bus...?"
So we ran back
Then I almost ran home. I got all 9 of my books, and left for the bus station, with my mum. After the bus was late by 20 minutes of course, we left and got to the city. My plan was to buy the special editions are the store, because anyone that could be bothered buying special editions should be at the store. I wasn't the only one with the idea, and there were 4 special edtions there, and $14. I decided to just get to the event and hope that all were there, and cheaper. Well, there was no long line and $10 a book. Got all 6 special editions before the event.
Then this woman started on triva before Derek got there. She didn't even know the answers, and had to check the sheet every second. Then the triva was interupted as Derek saunted into the room. He was awesome.
The even was held in a church hall, it was that overbooked. As soon as Derek got to the front, he said he felt like this is were he should be. He started rolling in with the jokes, all being tremindously funny. Then he started with some Q and A. He was just about to ask me, but the woman interupted him and said he should answer only two more questions. Derek didn't ask me, but that was okay because he answered my question when signing.
So, we lined up in a line that was practally laps around the hall. I was one of the first, and the place where they told us to start lining, but people started queing right in front of Derek's desk. May they grow fungi in their armpits.
So the women interupted the signing by starting the best dressed competition. It took about 15 minutes, and I was bored.
So, the signing started. I was now unfortunatly no longer at the front. Blame the armpit fungi people. This woman (different to the other one) asked people, one by one, what they wanted one of their books to be signed to and put a sticky note in the book saying the name. I picked Nixion in KOTW. The girl behind be noticed it was Nixion. Turned out she was Izz!
I was awkward, as always. I'm better at conversation when there's no presure, and, you know, not in real life. I pretty much failed at this conversation, but I met Izz! Hi Izz!
So, after 25 minutes or so, I got to Derek. I asked this woman who was passing the books along to Derek how many books I could get signed, and she said all of them. I have 15 books in total, now all signed by Derek.
When Derek saw Nixion, he looked at me and asked if I was the same Nixion. This was what I was asking! Did he remember me! And he did! I said yes, and he gave me a brofist? Am I watching too much PewDiePie?
Never mind. He said he'll see me on the blog. I gave him a few questions on paper and he said he'll answer them on the blog. I said I'd see him next time he comes, and he gave me the thumbs up. Let that mean he'll be coming again.
After that, I needed to sit for a minute. It was too much to take in.
This was, by far, awesome-er than sliced cheese

PRAISE THE GOLDEN GOD

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Worried

You all remember Dylan? That was his best known name. He was also Jasper at one point. I don't remember the rest...
A lot of you weren't very nice to him. I'm not saying all of you, but a lot. That was a bad time in Blogland. I admit I wasn't very nice to him. I also realised what I was doing, and treated him like he should have been treated. That was about the time everyone started treating him like that. But that was too late. His view of Blogland was not a happy one.
He was also suicidal. I remember once he tried to commit suicide. I haven't heard from in in months, he hasn't posted on his blog, he didn't even comment once that I could see. I know he left, but he said he'd continue with the blog.
I worry about him a lot. I'm thinking the worst, and if anyone has any means of contacting him, please ask if he's okay.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Denver- Derek's Post

Derek posted about the incident in Denver, which I'm sure you all know about. I'm not going to talk about that.
I think, as a mark of respect, we should leave that post empty of talk. I'm only going to go on the previous post, and I hope you all do that with me. It's a serious topic, and I don't think we should be talking on that post. I'm not saying don't leave a comment about it, hopefully your condolences, but please don't talk on it. Post this message on your blogs so people know about it, because not everyone reads my blog.

Thank you

Erebos

Erebos is highly addictive. That’s true in more than one way. In the book, also called Erebos, Nick is given a brilliant computer game, one that’s been going around the school recently. But not one person is talking about it. Nick’s friends are acting strange, and refusing to say a word. Nick gets the computer game, and is instantly hooked. But this game is different. Sometimes it will ask it’s players to carry out actions in the real world, and as you progress father in the game, the actions get more manipulative. As Nick loses his friends and all sense of right and wrong in the real world, he becomes more powerful in the game. But what really is Erebos?
The book is highly addictive as well. I bought it a few months ago, and never got around to reading it. I tried it yesterday, and I couldn’t stop. It’s fantastically written, it’s plot perfect and the book is flawless. I found myself wanting more and more of it, just like Nick. This book is one of the best I’ve ever read. You find yourself wondering everything, second guessing everyone. And I have to say, there is only one thing I don’t like about the book; it was too short, even at 418 pages.
I give it 4 and a half stars out of 5

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Not goobye, just a see you soon

Most of you may, and should, have heard that I’m taking a break, leaving for a couple of weeks. I want you all to know that you people didn’t drive me away, but are the reason I’m coming back. But this mostly goes to Sparky. Can someone show her the link? Sparky, I took my anger and grief out on you, and I’m sorry. You’re one of the best people I know, and I didn’t mean anything I said. I was mean and spiteful, and wanted someone to try and hurt the way I’ve been hurting. Please forgive me. Mist, I’m not leaving forever. I’ll be back, don’t worry. You’re still awesome. Eve, you’re a great friend, and I know you’ll have a pile of ovens waiting for me when I get back. You can always make me smile, and somehow make me feel better without just trying to get me to laugh. You deserve more than you get. I just wanted to say something to you three especially. Everyone else, it doesn’t mean I don’t care about you, you’re all worthy of being praised. I’ll miss you all.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Well, how about that

Well, as I just found out, I'm going for a while
Just a few days. I'm leaving tomorrow to go to my Aunt's, at Anglesea (spelling might be a little off). It's a beach town, small, about two hours from where I live. It's winter, so I don't think I'll be going to the beach, but whatever.
I'll be mostly reading, which is okay except I have no idea what to read, because 3 days of nothing but reading means I'll get through about... seven books? Nine? I dunno.
No wireless internet up there. My aunt has a computer, and there's a small chance I'll be allowed on. But the chance is so small I wouldn't count on it. I wouldn't bet a dollar on it. Not a ten cent piece. So, don't count on it. Even if I do get on, it's only to check email.
I'm happy about going, so don't make it out like I'm being forced. It's just I'm sick, and my email will pile up now I've got the Competition, and... Well, I like being here
Last time I was gone, you were all running around like headless chickens. So, you know, calm down. I'll be fine, unless I'm in a horrible accident. If I'm not back by Friday, you are allowed to panic. (Oh, and with the comp, I know when I get an email, so don't think you can fool me.)
I'll be on most of today
Just not the next few days
Okay?
Kinda ryhmes
Most of you won't care I'm gone
Try not to die when I'm gone
Bye!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

... *dies*

Lav, you must be praised from here on in. PRAISE LAVENDER, FOR SHE HAS DONETH THIS!
















At first I died. Then I screamed, causing everyone in my class to think me more insane. BUT I DO NOT CARE! Lav, THANK YOU! You are the best! And now...
*dies* 

Friday, 18 May 2012

A Poem

Feeling trapped. Feeling alone.
No one understands. They all think they do, but no one does.
Feeling the insanity close in on me. Feeling it take me down.
Mood swings taking me from angry to depressed. No one knows. No one understands.
Knows that my life is going to end as badly as it began. Knows that it will only get worse.
Yet I cannot end it. Whether this is strength or weakness isn’t clear. But I will see life to the very end.
Then I find a salvation. A sanctuary. A place where they seem to understand.
A place where things start to makes sense.
I belong there. I find myself living for the first time. But insanity always follows me.
I begin to look on. I find myself alone at times. I’m with people, but always alone.
I thought I had found somewhere. But the line is blurring.
What is reality? What is imagination? What is the truth? What are the lies?
I’m finding it hard to tell the difference anymore. The real and fake are the same to me now.
Insanity followed me. I know I will be forced to watch life from the sidelines.
The light in my darkness is getting dimmer. The faint hope is almost gone.
Nothing will save me. Nothing will help me. The best I can do is meaningless.
Knowing that whatever I try will fail. Knowing whatever I do will not help.
Knowing is the worst thing. Sometimes I ignore it, hoping for the best.
But it will always be.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Help! My tie is trying to kill me!

Please don't hurt me.
Anyway, I am hoping to start writing somethiung new. I will need a few people to give me permission to use them. Not there characters, them. And they can do magic, or something else, but nothng extreme. I don't want them to be able to control the universe.
Now, not all of you can be in it. Don't be offended if I don't choose you, it's just I don't think you'll fit into my story.
For people who want to join, I'll need the standand OC. Name, age, power, history, personality, yada yada yada. Not many people are in it, so be warned.
Also, anyone who gives me permission to kill them of would be helpful. Nothing personal, it's just it be better for the story. And just because you give me permission doesn't make you go in automaticly (though it would help your chances), and it doesn't mean i will kill you. It means I might.
So come one folks. Help me out. If you don't, I'll have to make up characters, and that'll be messy.
Peace out.

Movies

I have seen two movies recently. Hunger Games and Hugo. Hunger Games was a fast-paced, action packed movie that left me on the edge of my seat. The violence was a little to up close and personal for my liking, but a brilliant movie I have to say.
Hugo was quite the opposite. A small film that I was thoroughly surprised with. I went to see it with me expectations lowered, but by the end I loved it. Maybe not for the tastes for everyone, but I was captured by it. My only regret was that I didn't see it earlier, since this was the last day where I live. Many of the people who read this may not like it, but if I were you, I'd see it. It has to be seen at the movies for you to capture it all.
Both were great films. However, if pushed, I'd have to give it to Hugo. Many of you would be surprised, and before I watched it, I would have joined you in throwing rotten fruit. That's why I removed all rotten fruit and had you searched for anything that could be thrown as you entered. I noticed that many of you had pocket knifes. I will keep those.
Anyway, maybe it's because it was more innocent, or maybe because I've read the Hunger Games books and knew what to expect, or maybe I'm moon mad. But I did enjoy Hugo more. For those of you who haven't seen Hunger Games or Hugo... what is wrong with you. I wouldn't expect many of you to see Hugo, but who in their right mind... in their mind wouldn't see Hunger Games? Anyway, here's a quick thing about them:
Hunger Games is based in a futuristic America where 12 districts are ruled by the capitol. After a war where 13 districts rose up against the capitol, and the capitol won, destroying district 13 in the war, the capitol decides to teach the 12 remaining districts a lesson by getting two of their children aged between 12 and 18 to fight in a death match, called the Hunger Games. This story is based on Katniss, who has to play in this years Hunger Games.
Hugo isn't anything quite so dark. Based in France, quite a few years ago (It didn't say when, STOP NAGGING ME!) around when the first movies were being made. Hugo is a boy who lives in the train station alone, stealing to get by. The only thing he knows how to do is fix mechanical things, so he works with the clocks in the train station (the job is actually his uncles, but he isn't there, he left some time ago). The boy as this mechanical toy man, who he has been working on for some time. He steals parts to fix it, and is one day caught by a shopkeeper. The shopkeeper takes the boy's notebook, which is full of designs and information about the mechanical man, and says he will burn it.
I'm not doing a very good job describing Hugo, because it's a hard movie to explain without giving anything away. There's also a guard who picks up stray boys and puts them in the orphanage.
I'm not doing it justice, but It's a good movie. I find it weird that the French people have American accents, but hey, screw gravity
I give Hunger Games 4 stars, and Hugo 4 and a Half stars

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Timing is Everything

Okay. I have a basic idea of who is going. Although the people I mentioned a couple of posts down should be told (by email) about this, so I can get a better idea of who is going. I am disappointed that not many people told me if they could bring a chaperone. Please, we need to know this stuff. But the main point of this post is something different. Timing. I want people's opinions on when to go on this trip. I think that we should go early January, because it's the summer holidays in Australia, so we might be able to spend some time there. But I am also aware that it might not be the holidays in Ireland when we go. I still need everyone's name, the place they live (country), if they can go, if they can bring a chaperone, for how long, when they can go and so on. Some of you weren't very clear. And people who live in Ireland, I need you to see about a place for us to stay, preferably a hotel or something. Everyone, we need money. You need money for the flight there and the flight back, which is very expensive from Australia. Very. And we need money for a place to stay. I don't know about you guys, but i want to stay there for two or three weeks, to get the fullest out of this journey. We can only do this once, so I want to do it right. So to recap. I need you to fill this out:

Name:
Country:
Can you go:
When can you go:
Can you bring a chaperone:
How long can you go:

Any other details that you think should be on there put them on. The other thing is when do you think we should go? Give a month people. And start getting money for this. It's all well to say you want to go, but it's a few thousand from Australia, and you want to start getting that money. Get a job, I think. It's the best way to afford this. Parents might run out of money a few weeks before you go, or change their minds, or something. Ireland people. See about accommodation. There are a lot of people coming, and we need a place to stay.
Everyone got that? Got it? You! What was the first thing I said? You don't know? IDIOT!
Do it fools!