Happy New Years, Twisters!
It's a new year and that means new goals and a whole lot of new opportunities~ This past year, I regret doing so little regarding everything I did. School, I could have put a whole lot more effort into that, my Japanese class, I could have had a higher grade than my 96%, and I could have used my Bujo a lot more. Also, I regret not posting on the blog when I had the chance. I spent so much of my free time on YouTube or on Instagram that I didn't even have the decency to say, "Just A Quick Update!". That is why, this year, I'm going to change a WHOLE lot in my life.
And those are my resolutions! I'm so ready for this year. I feel as though it's going to be a great year and I really think that my goals are actually achievable.
What are your goals for 2018? Tell us in the comments below!
Guess who's back! It's us! Or, me rather. I apologize for not writing for such a long time. I've been consumed with school, writing (preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo!), and I'm an assistant at a Summer Art Camp which runs for eight (8) consecutive weeks, five days a week, from nine (9 am) in the morning to twelve (12 pm) in the afternoon.
I've been busy.
Okay, let's go down the list and explain:
Welcome (I guess) to my busy, busy summer!
I missed blogging.
Oh, yeah! Before I forget, Charisma and I have Instagram accounts... So, check them out!
School, for me anyway, starts August 17th. Unbelievable right? We've had 3-ish months of summer and, to be honest, I am so glad to be going back to school. I've missed it really badly. Why did I miss it? Because I wanted to be busy, I wanted to keep myself occupied and when someone gives you no chose but to occupy yourself, I find it very encouraging (especially if I want to do it!). The best part about school is that I'm taking mostly 10th-grade classes. Biology, Geometry, Honors English, Art in World Cultures (ELECTIVE), HOPE (this is P.E.), Civics (Charisma and I could've taken this in 8th grade but my parents didn't want us too), and Digital Literacy (it's required. Trust me, I tried to get out of it....). :D I'm going to be so busy! :D
My Japanese is going well, although I would like better sources for vocabulary and grammar (those are the two things I'm currently working on). Or maybe, I don't know, a teacher? As some of you might know, it's my goal to take a college course for Japanese at my local community college while in 10th grade. That is why I must get all A's on my report card. I'm an over-achiever when it comes to school. If I don't get an A or a B, I will be absolutely shattered, but I would still tell my parents that I got a low score, because they'll either help me, remind me of my goal, tell me to get help from a teacher if I'm really struggling with a certain concept, and a whole lot more.
I'm digitally editing a character that I drew! And let me tell you, *laughs*, I don't have anything fancy. No SAI, no Wacom Cintiq or Intuos, no Photoshop. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. All I've got is my handy-dandy, scanner, Paint (which is already installed on every computer), and my imagination. And truthfully, I am terrified. This is the scariest experience of my artist life. (I have several lives: Writer's Life, Artist's Life, Blogger's Life, Over-Achiever's Life, Crocheter's Life, Reader's Life, OTAKU's Life, Family Person's Life, and Outstanding-Amazing Friend's Life. I have nine lives unless someone can see more of my lives that I can't see... One might say I have nine lives. :D) Since I've never done this before (and since I have ZERO LAYERS. I didn't know what layers did before, but now I know that layers ARE A BLESSING!!! Do not take those beauties for granted!) I'm watching my sister (who is digital editing too) while she gives me tips, and I'm re-doing everything for the Umpteenth time. Though, I will survive.
I read a variety of good books this summer (don't worry, I'm gonna do some Book Reviews before school starts) and now I have found my favorite Female author: Katy Towell. I love her so much, that reading the two books she published were satisfaction for a week. Her books are all the scary, friendship, terrifying-suspenseful moments I could ever want in a book! :D Her website is called Skary and, I believe, she's working on another book (oh am I excited!).
I've had one for a while know but, I'm finally on Miiverse! I've put several posts from my gaming experiences on Demo's and full games, although they're all from Nintendo. I've posted some Style Savvy: Trendsetters and Fashion Forward, some Pokemon X and some other games as well. I'm trying to earn the money to buy some games (Animal Crossing: New Leaf is NEXT on my list. Unless someone convinces me otherwise), yet that's taking a whole lot longer than anticipated.
So yup! This is life. I hope all of you have a great rest of summer break!
Life, people. I love it. I have NEVER had such a fun/happy/crazy summer like this one. And let me tell you, I have literally done NOTHING to laugh. I just laughed at everything. Music, pictures, animes, cartoons, food, I don't know how I do it, I just love to laugh.
Schools starts August 17th for me and Charisma. I am so steamed. I wanted school to start on August 15th and then I totally forgot about this 'stagger start' thing. Ugh. When I want school people, I want school. But, now that I think about it, I'm actually quite thankful. I can get ahead in Science (the subject that doesn't love me and I don't love it) and so that way I can better understand the content that I'm being taught and then I can get an A! :3 I'm ready school (except I don't have my planner just yet....).
My Japanese is going good. I'm trying to find a teacher on the site called iTalki, I have the teacher (is she a tutor?) that I want to study with but a one hour session cost 9 dollars. I'm not worried about the nine dollars part, I'm just worried that my mother won't let me use iTalki.
Capital Kings, an American pop, electronic and Christian pop group, released an album called (II) last year in October and I absolutely love this album. My favorite song so far has to be Northern Sky, then it would have to be Live For The Drop.
I haven't been writing lately, that's the reason I haven't updated My Writing Journey in quite some time. I'm thinking about editing Another Imagination soon, I just don't know how I'm going to print it... Why is that still a problem for me?
Surprisingly, I have NOT read much of anything this summer. I've read some Pokemon manga, but that's it. Well, now I've got something to do. I need to go see what books I can get at the library...
Well that's pretty much it! How's your summer going?
みなさん、こんにちは! (Romaji: minasan, konnichiwa!) -- (English: Hello, everyone!)
Every time summer rolls around I feel like doing absolutely nothing. Which is bad because I want to learn Japanese, I have a blog to keep updated (which reminds me, I recently watched X-Men: Apocalypse several days ago and did a movie review about), and I work for a lady from my church. Ugh, it's terrible.
I got my school report card! I have all A's and one B (thankfully, this B is in Science, not math). Like I've been telling you all, if I get most to all A's in 9th grade, I will be able to take a college course of Japanese in 10th grade. Eeeh~! I'm so excited.
My Japanese is going very well. I'm proud of my progress and I am planning on taking the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) N5 next year (2017), but I have to run it through my parents first. Although, it's going to be tough because the JLPT only does it once a year (not twice like in Japan and some other countries) and it's ONLY on the first Sunday of December. That's going to be a big problem for my family. (Kemushi-chan/Loretta did a video about the JLPT)
I haven't done any writing at all lately. I'm thinking about doing some this week or some time next week. I just want to write. I want to edit Another Imagination, but it's like 48 pages and no one is willing to print it for me. I've got to find some way to print up those pages, that way I can print and edit that fantastic book. Honestly, I don't remember much about the book, so it's going to be a lot of fun re-reading a book I wrote. :3
Oh! Me and my family decided to start watching Once Upon A Time. Let me tell you. This show is greatly terrible. The only reason I say terrible is because this show is way messed up. But I love it none the less. One of us should have a show review for it soon.
Well, that's it for today, thanks for reading!
Hey everyone, I'm back! I've gotten back into the groove of writing ( I think...) and now I'm back to writing blog post again.
Life is going really great. I'm finished with math, literature/G.U.M. (G.U.M. is grammar, usage, and mechanics), and I'm finished with science! I need some help with Geography (my mother's going to help me with that) and then I'm finished! It feels good to be done. Also, Charisma is going to take a break from activities for a while, meaning she won't be blogging (or drawing) until she's finished with school.
Me and my sisters watch this youtuber called Matthias and he is amazing. I watch him daily because he makes me laugh (a lot) and I also LOVE watching his daily vlogs that he does with his wife (who happens to be the outstanding Amanda Faye, I love her channel too!).
My Japanese is going really well, although I had to pause because my parents thought I was going to too many Japanese sites (I kept getting done with school early. I'm sorry that they didn't like my good grades). My parents are really glad that I have good scores, they just wanted me to be finished with school first. And honestly, it didn't bother me that much. I could get done with school quite early and that's what I planned to do with Charisma (AND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE... WE'RE ALMOST DONE).
I've got a question, does anyone know what a sunshine package is? Some call it a Sunshine Care Package, but usually it's to brighten someones day. I want to send a Sunshine Package to Matthias and Amanda Faye. :D I'm excited. Like really excited. So, who would you send a Sunshine Package to and what would you put inside the package?
Alright, thanks everyone! I'm going to be posting soon in Writing Journey, just to let you know! :3
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We're going to audition to be a part of High School Musical 4. And, boy, am I excited. And nervous. And really happy. Okay, I'm have a lot of feelings towards this, but hey, I'm gonna give it my best go and I'm going to love EVERY MINUTE.
And if you didn't know that they're doing auditions, you should go do it (btw, you need to be around 14 - 17, have the Disney Applause app, find a song that fits your vocal chords--only do a verse and the chorus--, and practice the script. More info about auditioning here). I've always wanted to be a part of Disney, it would amazing if Charisma and I were part of the cast. :3
School's going really good. I've got a A's in everything but science (I've got a low B which I need to start getting a high B.... because bad things are going to happen if I don't). I'm trying to get done with school around May 18th, which, if I do, would be GREAT. The only thing I'm having trouble with is my Geography assignment. I have to plan a dream vacation. Sounds easy, right? Well, I still think it's kind-of easy, but I've been hitting some bumps. I've got to plan this vacation down to the slightest detail and that's going to be really hard (mean finding pictures of certain places, I have to record the weather, the average precipitation, etc.). And my maximum budget is 10,000 dollars and the minimum I have to spend is 8,000 (keep in mind I can't go over budget, 5% can be spent for gifts/souvenirs and 10% can be used for food, while the rest must be used for hotel, airline tickets, car rental, etc.). You get the idea.
I'm still having my major writings block (wanting to write something, but avoids writing at all times, you can read my small post at My Writing Journey). Although, early this week I was able to write a small bit for a new story. That made me really happy. I'm actually really surprised that I wanted to write this blog post, because I've been wanting to do it for a long time now.
Yup! I'm still at it. I've master hiragana, I'm working on katakana (although I need some more index cards... -_-) and I'm working on kanji (slowly, but I'm getting there).
The site's that I'm using (apart from the first Learning Japanese):
Today, I'm going to tackle something you all might be wonder what it might be. On the post "The Best OTPs" (OTP = One True Pair) that Bianca did, she covered a lot of show OTPs. One of these shows was Miraculous Ladybug. Now, before I tell you what it is, we're going to have a little history lesson! :3 Just because history is fun. ;P
But to warn you all, there are spoilers in this post. Some are pretty decent spoilers, and some are just eh, but still. They're spoilers. Just to let you all know. :3 But with that, we can continue.
How We Discovered Miraculous Ladybug
Bianca was browsing this person's YouTube channel looking for some how-to videos for manga, and she stumbled upon a speed-paint drawing of Ladybug from Miraculous Ladybug. Intrigued, she started watching it. Now, Bianca and I sit right next to each other on this little table, so we see what each other is doing. (I don't know why we do so, because there's a long table right next to us. I guess the small table is more cozy...) So, I turned to look at her computer screen because I saw movement, and I saw the speed-paint of this really cute character. I asked Bianca what she was watching, and she answered she was watching some person draw Ladybug from this show called Miraculous Ladybug.
Another thing you should know, I have a very, very weak spot for anime's/manga's. So if I see any drawing or book or show that is in any way close to the Japanese art style, I go search for it. This speed-paint was, in fact, being drawn in an manga-looking way, so I searched what Ladybug was. There was a Google description, and I was looking at the pictures. I scrolled down and saw that there was a trailer for the show, so I watched it. Here it is:
So here's the video/trailer thing that we watched. I was really interested in the characters. It looked as if it had a good story-line and the animation was really well done. And after watching this, I instantly wanted to know more about Chat Noir (because he looked super cool in the trailer). So I searched for Chat Noir clip (clip meaning a clip-it from the show).
I saw this blonde boy and was like, "I searched for Chat Noir, not this boy. Who is he and why is he blocking my search?" (This was obviously in the image section of Google.) (Little did I know that blonde boy was Chat Noir, just outside of his superhero outfit...)
So I found this clip of the show where Chat Noir was looking for Ladybug and he had this super pressing matter he wanted to tell her. He had so much snazz and kindness it was kind of overwhelming for an introduction to the show. So I continued watching the clip. I'm not going to tell you what he was going to tell her, you all can just watch it yourselves (the episode was called "Dark Cupid"), but it was fabulous!
NAH! I'm gonna spoil it so you all can feel what Bianca and I felt because IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! CHAT NOIR WAS GOING TO TELL LADYBUG THAT HE LOVED HER, THEN HE GOT SHOT BY ONE OF THOSE DARK CUPID ARROWS TO MAKE HIM DISLIKE LOVE. AND BECAUSE HE HAD A BURNING PASSION OF LOVE FOR LADYBUG, THOSE FEELINGS GOT TURNED INTO A BURNING PASSION OF HATE.
O.O You can see why we freaked out and needed to find more on this show that suddenly just ripped our hearts our and stole them.
W-we still haven't gotten them back. Hehe...
And they celebrated their 1st Anniversary! It was on September 1st, so mark all you're calendars for next year (technically this year)! :3
Do you all know what Miraculous Ladybug is yet? OH! I forgot this one part that I wanted to tell you all about!
The Troubling Love Square
Because a love triangle just wasn't enough.
So this love square is just one of the reasons why us Miraculer's (that's what the people of the fandom call themselves and I love it!) are so crazy about the show.
There are 4 parts to the love square: Ladrien, Adrienette, Lady Noir, and Marichat. And to break it down even further so you all don't get confused.. (because I get confused. On a daily basis, just because Marichat keeps escaping my head!)
*As time passes...* LOL, I'm trying to find a picture of the Love Square that isn't by some artist because I don't want to not credit them...
WELP! Can't find anything, so I guess I'll just explain it... Hopefully it'll make sense, but pictures would be very helpful.
Miraculous Ladybug Plot Line
Miraculous Ladybug is where these two heroes fight this evil mastermind called Hawkmoth (in the American/English version). He creates these akumas (white pure butterflies that he changes into dark butterflies) to influence someone who gone through a tough time and is vulnerable to that type of power. They are given a disguise and these abilities with one objective in mind (well, actually two, but we'll get to that in a sec):
That Ladybug and Chat Noir's miraculous' (the thing that allows them to change into a superhero and grants them all those awesome abilities).
Though the person doesn't do that because they see their personal needs come first before Hawkmoth's. So he doesn't get his wanted Miraculous' from the heroes. His intentions are still a mystery to everyone, but a lot of it is unmasked (heh, get it?) in the season finale, which was the origin stories of Miraculous Ladybug and how Adrien and Marinette came to be with those miraculous (heh, I'm all over the place with this stuff...) powers.
And because Thomas, one of the show's creators (or the show's creator, I don't know), didn't want people to come into an episode and not know what was going on, ALL of the episodes are in a random order. So the Miraculous fandom/fan base had done it's best to unravel how the episodes are organized using hints and how Marinette and Adrien act towards each other to create a timeline. (Because believe or not, Marinette can actually talk to Adrien in a few episodes...)
Anyways, this post is getting a bit long and I don't want to ruin anymore than I already have. Good for all of you who read through that
post I think I've ever done! I'm sorry you all had to suffer through that. :P
And to just let you all know, the blog is still slightly under construction. We need to finish putting up the pictures (which isn't as easy as you might think). With school back in session, we might update less on the blog (not like we updated on a regular basis anyways), though I have a few blog posts that I can finish up that doesn't take as long.
Well, have you seen this show? If so, what's your favorite part about the show? If not, are you interested in the show? Tell us in the comments!
P.S. This blog post was done over a LOOOOT of months, which is one of the reasons for its inconsistency. So sorry 'bout that. Hopefully you can make it through this crazy mess of a blog. I'll try to update once a week to the blog in ALL sections, but I'm going to definitely try to do ONE post somewhere once a week.
It was coming sooner or later. You must have all guessed it by the title, but today I am going to be talking about my favorite OTPs. EVER.
Mytho + Rue = Rytho (Princess Tutu)
(Mytho is pronouced Mew-toe, so they're shipped name would be: Ruto. :3)
They are literally one of the cutest couples. The prince, Mytho, is cursed with a shattered heart and the young girl, Rue, is in love with the prince, yet is daughter to his enemy, the Raven King. But this match... Let's just say they had a very, very tough relationship (from the VERY beginning).
Eugene Fitzherbert + Rapunzel = They Have No Shipped Name (Tangled)
GAH, everytime I look at them I want to smile. I mean COME ON. Look at the way Flynn (Eugene) looks at Rapunzel. HE LOVES HER. Enough said there.
Luminous + Lania = Luna (MapleStory)
Although Nexon has never said if they were a real couple or if they were just friends or family, I don't care. I have a fanfictionous mind and I declare them a couple (they both deserve one another anyway...).
Phantom + Aria = Phania (MapleStory)
I couldn't find any pictures of Phantom and Aria (because they were either REALLY sad or REALLY sad), so that's all I could give you. So Phantom used to be a thief until he met the former Empress Aria. He then came to visit her very often on her balcony and I'm pretty sure they were going to marry... until she tragically passed away. So now, he fights along side the greatest heroes of MapleStory, not only to get revenge but because he knew Aria would want him too. (This whole entire paragraph was what I had gathered over the years soooo yes.)
Age + Patema = Agema (Patema Inverse)
So the whole plot of this movie is that there are two worlds. And they're both inverted. If one walks on the ground, the other floats in the air. Yes, it's complicated, BUT these two main characters break the boundaries of these two worlds. Best complicated movie ever.
Marinette + Adrien = Marien or Adrienette
Who We Are
We are twin sisters who like to do almost anything! Inspiring people to get out their creativity is our forte and we strive to travel on magnificent journey through words on a page. Exploration is the doorway to opportunity and the endless possibilities of helping and reaching out to others is something that we endeavor to create. This crazy blog of ours is one of the many ways we hope to achieve that goal.