Archive for September, 2009
I was reading an interesting blog about Fanfic’s and whether it is crossing the line to read them if they are written about an actor rather than the character. I had no idea what a FanFic was so I ‘googled’ it (don’t you love how that’s a recognized word now) and found this site. It’s filled with stories that fans of different books or movies have written to continue where the original story left off – or to write off shoots of the story using characters that didn’t get much attention before. I started reading one so I could get an idea of what the stories were like. I couldn’t sop. There are actually some really, really good stories there. Some of them are so good that I swear they should get paid for them.
My favourite one so far – the one I think any fan of Twilight should definitely read – is called “A Wolves Moon” written by Tinkerbella C. The summary, found on the website, gives one a good taste -‘Nessie is struggling to deal with her changing feelings for Jake when he disappears. Returning a year later, he has gone feral and has forgotten his links to his pack, the Cullens, and Nessie. Can she help him remember who is he or has he changed forever?’
After reading about 3 other stories, which were pretty good too, I came across “A Wolves Moon” on a website called Alphas and Imprints, which reviews a few of the great Twilight stories found on FanFiction.
I was very pleasantly surprised and thought that I would just let all the Twilight fans, that may come across my website, know about it so they could benefit from her brilliantly written and completely original story, too. Although I should probably warn you, the story is not yet finished. It get’s updated chapter by chapter regularly though and it is totally worth the wait!
Geez, what a weekend! I sprained my ankle on Thursday evening (and I wasn’t even drunk enough to blame it on the alcohol! It was just pure stupidity…). We went to Wild Waters on Saturday. This is not such a good idea when you have a sprained ankle, I know, but I wasn’t exactly going to miss it. My ankle some how managed to survive though – after the ‘Raging Rapids’ I really thought I was going to be completely stuffed. I suppose there has to at least be one pro to the extremely cold water!
I woke up yesterday feeling as though I was dying. My ankle was still a bit sore (IS still a bit sore), and my skin felt like it was on fire ( I really did put sunscreen lotion on. I think my skin was just so shocked to see the sun that it decided to soak up as many UV rays as possible – “Screw the Sunscreen Lotion”) but that didn’t even matter. My left thigh muscle and my right calf muscle were aching! I could hardly walk – the two tiny little steps in my kitchen felt like Mount Everest! I figure it was because of all my hobbling around on Friday and Saturday. Next time, and there is always a next time, I will get myself a bell, sit on my ass all day and hope someone cares enough to bring me food and water and to piggy-back me to the bathroom whenever I ring!
On an up note, the pain from Yoga is all gone I am definitely going tomorrow, sore ankle or not. Hopefully, this time, the after effects won’t last quite as long!
I went to Yoga last night! Being a newbie to Yoga I can’t even begin to tell you how my muscles hurt – muscles I didn’t even know existed are hurting!! You should have seen me. Man, it was hilarious. I can’t even balance in the simplest of positions. I had no idea that my balance was that bad! I always sort of knew I was a bit clumsy and uncoordinated but geez… it really was a sight to see. I’m glad that I wasn’t the only newbie – that would have been enough to keep me away! Hopefully over the next few sessions I will strengthen my core muscles and will at least be able to keep my balance throughout the session.
It was a great experience though and I definitely intend to go again. My favourite part is the cool down. It’s kind of magical and having 10 minutes a week completely to myself, where I can free my mind from it’s over analyzing antics, is absolutely amazing!
We’re thinking of doing the kick-boxing as well – although I’m pretty sure my lack of balance and coordination will be so much more dangerous in that type of class! I can see it now – In an attempt to kick forward with my left leg while balancing on my right, I manage to completely loose my balance and fall flat on my butt! And that will just be the start of it – I already have problems distinguishing between left and right while in any of these classes, never mind the faster ones!
You know what, stuff it – everything is worth a try!
I finally added some of my drawings into my art gallery (see the ‘Art Gallery’ tab at the top of the page). Hopefully I will have some more to add soon. I will be putting up some of the photographs I’ve taken as well. Most of them are from the Game Drives I’v been on.
Well I hope you like it – let me know what you think!
*shudders at the thought*
Enjoy the evening!
I am so glad I took Friday off! It makes it so much easier knowing it’s only going to be a 3 day week!
This weekend was so relaxing. We were house-sitting for my sister and all we did was watch movies and give in to the laziness! It was fantastic.
One great thing that happened this weekend – Mr. Perfect agreed to read “Twilight”. Well actually, he agreed to let me read some of it to him – but I know he’ll get hooked too and then before I know it, he will have read all the books
In other news… my art gallery should be up soon. I have installed Photoshop on my gorgeous (I can’t help myself) new PC and I can now compress the photo’s and upload them! I must say it’s a bit nerve wrecking putting your work out there for the world to see… but I know that some times the scary things, are the things that get you further and teach you the most – they are also, most of the time, the things you really need to do
Well Happy Monday everyone! I hope the public holiday puts a smile on all of your beautiful faces !
I’ll be honest – I only recorded the VMA’s to watch the extended “New Moon Trailer” (No – the obsession has not yet died!) but after listening to Gareth Cliff this morning and hearing what happened with Taylor Swift and Kanye West – I was shocked.
I watched it this afternoon and I couldn’t help but feel utterly disgusted! How little class Kanye has. I mean, she’s only 19. It’s her first award. If every great artist, just kept winning every award, every year it would get boring. Beyonce is absolutely fantastic but being a new artist with a younger demographic and having done what she has done with her career – Taylor Swift deserved her moment! All ended up doing was shocking everyone (which I think was the point) and taking away Beyonce’s moment when she won her award!
I’m sure everyone agrees so I don’t want to get too worked up about it. I just wanted to have my say
Anyway… back to my obsession -the trailer was worth the wait! It was awesome. It’s one of the first times I have read a book and been happy that they’ve added things to the movie (don’t get me wrong – there was nothing lacking in the books – it’s just great to see the action translated into the movie). It’s hard to get all the emotions and background details of a book into a movie, but action scenes are always great to watch! I am looking so forward to seeing what other spins the new director, Chris Weitz, has put on the book.
In other news – I finally bought a new PC. I can’t wait to get it on Wednesday! It will be great to be able to use the programs that my 512MB RAM computer just can’t cope with! I am going to focus on getting all my website aspirations up and running
I also started painting this weekend – hopefully this is a start to “Operation Zero Procrastination!” All in all it was a very pro-active weekend!
Us humans are so complicated. With all the Grey areas it’s difficult not to be. Nothing is just black and white, as much as I would love to believe that it is. All these books tell you how simple it is to get what you want or to want what you have. Happiness. Isn’t that what we all want, when you look at the greater scheme of things? Isn’t that what everybody is after?
Contentment, peace and happiness… We all look for it in different ways. We all search in different places. But it is the same end result that we want and need so badly!
I do believe all those inspirational books. The ones that tell you that all you have to do is believe and the Universe will give you what you want. Believing it does not make it easy though. I want too many things. How do you focus on what you want when all you know is that you want to be happy?
I know the answer…. “Just be happy- everything else will fall into place”! But how do you let that happen when you’re someone like me. Someone who questions everything, someone with control issues, someone who doesn’t trust easily.
I am one of those people who wake-up feeling and thinking differently way too often. I can hardly trust what I think or feel because I know how flaky I can be. It’s difficult to explain. I think I might be crazy. An insane person walking among the rest of the world.
I have these thoughts… too many of them. Thoughts that stop me from acting. Thoughts that keep me sitting and waiting or thinking and hoping that the wind will guide me in the right direction. I have so many facets to my personality it scares me.
Or maybe I am just aware of it and everybody is like this, they just don’t know it. They don’t question everything.
That is why I have always been good at the sciences. I’m logical and curious. I like to know how things work, not just use them aimlessly. I like to hypothesize and ponder the workings of the world.
Yet, I’m not just scientific, I’m creative and artistic and I love drawing and painting and taking photographs of beautiful things. When I look at art I am awed by it’s beauty and I notice things like the composition, use of colour and try to decipher it’s meaning – what it means to me.
And as if that isn’t enough, I love nature! I love the way it works. I can watch it all day! I love animals, in all shapes and forms and I feel such a bond with nature, with the wind, water and earth. I love trees, they always seem like they want to tell me a story. It’s the strangest affiliation but it’s there none-the-less.
I’m also a people person. Not in the sense that I love talking to people and meeting new people. That is far from the truth. I’m actually an introvert. I am very loud and almost extroverted with my friends but I am completely opposite with strangers, especially people with authority or peers. What I mean by being a people person is that I am incredibly fascinated by the human condition. I am fascinated by people’s opinions and their stories. I am fascinated by the uniqueness that exists with each one of us.
I really think I am a crazy person.
I read the ‘Twilight Saga” again! I know, I know – it’s absolutely crazy! I feel like I’m addicted to these damn books. It’s ridiculous. I could probably start reading them for the 3rd and I only finished on Monday!
I don’t fully understand the pull of these books. I just know that I am not alone with this craziness. This is comforting considering how crazily obsessive I feel! I know I have an obsessive personality but this is worse than ever! (It even beats my Std. 2 obsession with ‘The Lion King’ – and that is seriously saying something, considering I watched the movie 3 times a day for at least a month, had all the action figures and crawled around like a lion!) Worst of all, this obsession is keeping me away from doing the things I should be doing – like writing, drawing, painting and posting here!
Anyway… speaking of art, I found one of the coolest things the other day (well for me in any case) – A CANVAS pad. Who knew that such things existed. I haven’t drawn or painted in so long. This mainly due to my lack of practice with painting (the last time I painted a ‘real’ picture was about 5 years ago!) and my tendency to not finish what I start (this applies to painting and drawing).
I was buying already stretched canvases which are quite pricey – especially if you are not sure whether you are going to get it right or even finish it! A canvas pad is perfect! It’s like a sketch pad but with canvas instead of paper and it isn’t even too pricey! (It’s about the same as one stretched canvas!)
With this new revelation, maybe my art gallery will be up and running sooner than I think! I will keep telling myself that so that I will feel guilty if I don’t get my butt into gear and actually draw or paint something! I will also eventually take some photos of the drawings I have already done and put them in the gallery! This might also motivate me to do more!
Well I’ll just keep my optimism up and try to avoid my natural procrastination gene!
This may be a totally absurd thing to post about but it’s too funny not too mention!
I went into the cubicle, in the ladies bathrooms at work, to find that the cleaning ladies had left the toilet ‘bubbling’ over! (Picture the kind of bubbles you get when you’ve put in a bit too much foam bath! -They obviously used a little too much cleaner!) So I try to flush the bubbles down but instead they come flying up all around me!
Now, I like bubbles, just not the kind that come out of a toilet! Seriously, it would have been hilarious if any one could see me jumping around the cubicle avoiding bubbles and trying to smack them away with some toilet paper!!
Anyway…Enough toilet talk!
HAPPY SPRING DAY EVERYONE IN SUNNY SA!! I’m so glad it’s finally here – at least we didn’t have to wait as long as last year!