Welcome back, Twisters!
It’s been a while since I last did a blog post (a while is an understatement) but I’m back and I’m back with a bang!
This is all about The Obligatory Family Friend.
This is the friend, more like an acquaintance for me, that I actually despise. Like. I hate this. This is where some random kid walks in and then your entire family loves them except you.
Let me explain. When you have a guy that’s friends with everyone but you, you are under an unspoken family obligation to befriend this individual. And since I was a fun, happy, naive young child, I was all for it. Because why not? If everyone is friends with him, then why can’t I be friends with him? And it’s perfectly fine for you to be friends with this individual. However, you never should befriend a guy under family obligation if he is shy, clingy, and sheltered.
I befriended this guy and he was fine at first. He was shy so we didn’t really talk a lot. I would say ‘hello’, he would say ‘hello’, and that would basically be the extent of our interactions. But, my family liked him so much he would come over here and there throughout the week. Yet, the only person who would entertain him was either me and/or Charisma. And I cannot express how much that aggravated me. My family was friends with him first, yet they couldn’t spend time with him and I had to take their place in being his friend, that just made me feel a little weird. Because they were always busy, I had to talk to this guy in place of them. Since he didn't really have any conversations with me, he basically became a One Topic Friend, which I didn't need a repeat of.
Every other day this Obligatory Family Friend would come over and Every. Single. Time. I had to host. I didn’t want that. I didn’t like that. I didn’t appreciate it. Whenever we went to an activity, he would come and stay around us. Whenever we went to a church event, he would stay with us. Whenever we were at work, he would spend his free time with us. The only time I was free was at school, but since school was at home, all he had to do was ask my mother to come over and, since she thought he was a good kid, she always. Said. Yes.
I can’t even express how much this aggravates me. It’s not even the person that aggravates me. It’s what he did. The clinginess is what got to me. I couldn’t stand him always coming to me and just existing around me and not putting any effort into making conversation with me. It made me feel anxious and extremely uncomfortable. I remember telling this to him and, because I expressed my feelings, I was scolded. So, not only could I not share my feelings on how I felt with him, I needed to keep it to myself and proceed to be his friend.
It was, overall, very frustrating.
But let’s talk about facts.
The Obligatory Family Friend | Statistics
The Obligatory Family Friend can either go two ways—they can be really good or, just, ‘nope’. But it’s their personality and their relationship with each of your family that really ices the cake.
The thing that I should have done with this individual would have opened myself partway, find some common ground (enough to create a better conversation), then shared more of myself and, overall, we would have a better friendship.
The Obligatory Family Friend | The Tricky Part
The further we go into any of these relationships, know that the more involved you are with the individual, the more your efforts reflect the result of the relationship.
I didn't know that when I was younger and I wish I had. But that's what life is! A learning experience. So my advice for you is to always take an Obligatory Family Friend slowly, much more slowly than normal friends. Just to be safe.
Obviously, this isn't the end of my amazing adventures with males, so I'll keep you all updated in part 3!
Until Next Time, My Friends.... Adieu
Yup! This is the momentous day that Bianca and I wanted to come super slowly. We really liked being 13 and now we're 14, so we have to start learning how to be 14, then we'll turn 15 right as we got used to being 14. Isn't that with all ages? Nope. Bianca and I were prepared for 13. We got to do so much more! Like watch PG-13 movies, and get more responsibility. You know, normal stuff.
With 14, though, we can start going to dances, we get even more responsibility and some other stuff that I can't quite think of right now. And it's kind of scary.
But, Bianca and I are prepared to face this new challenge of the ages with as much strength, will power, and might that we can possible conjure up. :)
Now, some happy things about being 14! :D
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Hmm... What else about me... I want to make people happy. If I find out they're sad for ANY reason at all, I will immediately contact them and strike a conversation to make them happy. Being sad is a terrible thing. And I don't like bullying.
I think that's it. But I will open myself more to all of you. You have helped me grow not only as a person, but as a warrior elf princess (because we're all royalty).
Thank you everyone for what you do!
Watashi wa Bianca desu. Watashi wa yunīku desu.
(I am Bianca, and I am unique.)
So I'm going to share those wonderful powerful songs! :D
Steve Jablonsky - Arrival to Earth
Steve Jablonsky - Optimus
Steve Jablonsky - Ender's Game [Full Soundtrack]
Hans Zimmer - Time
Hans Zimmer - Time [Instrumental Core Remix]
So, what do you all think? I love the sense of absolute strength, though your just listening to a song! Those are the songs that I love! Songs that uplift me and make me feel like I can do anything! :D
What's you're favorite? I don't have one, but I'd love to hear what your pick is! Tell me in the comments!
So we watched it and we started crying.
That ran down our cheeks.
And probably dripped onto the desk.
It was the most beautiful thing Bianca and I had ever seen. We absolutely loved it. So after that day, we searched it on Viewpure and we added it to our favorites.
Here's the video!
There is the beautiful proof that anyone one of us can change this world. Even if it is a small act of kindness, we can do the unbelievable. All we have to do is believe in ourselves and do it with all of our might and strength.
I hope this inspired you all! This post will be under Inspiring Art for the Categories, but this post itself won't be in Inspiring Art. Sure, this isn't art, but it's still awesome.
Please comment to tell us what you think of the video!
But! There is another wonderfulness to the Star Wars saga! :D
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS
I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!
There first is a movie called Star Wars: The Clone Wars. You watch that, feeling the rush of excitement, then you start watching the show which is also called Star Wars: The Clone Wars. You get a lot of insight in the first movie, but you don't have to watch it to start the show (it makes so much more sense if you do though). Bianca and I didn't watch the movie first and we were wondering where this character from the show came from (trying not to ruin anything). It's all explained in the movie. Bianca and I also thought that the movie fit in somewhere in the show, and not at the beginning. One night, we wanted to watch the movie, so we did and completely freaked out when we realized that it was before the show.
Yup! :3 Anyways, the show is in-between the 2nd movie and 3rd movie for Star Wars. It's before Anakin goes all creepy (3rd movie), but after whatever is in the 2nd movie. :D It's a pretty epic (AND SAD) show.
And then there is a Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie called Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lost Missions. And what's so epic about this is the fact that there is Protocol 66 (bad guys) and I'm guessing (because Bianca and I still haven't seen the movie; we aren't finished with the show) that the Jedi made and thing called Order 66 to stop the Protocol. :3
THEN THERE COMES 2!
This connects with the whole Order 66 thing:
STAR WARS: REBELS
Star Wars: Rebels starts out with a movie, then a show. This show takes you after the Empire totally took everything over. So when Darth Vader is in control. The main character is Ezra and he reminds me a lot of Aladdin. I'll show an extended preview I found on Oh My Disney.
ORIGINAL POST: Star Wars' Newest Show Draw Inspiration from the Franchise's Oldest Art
It's a pretty epic post, you should all check it out. :3
Go check out Star Wars: The Clone Wars and (if you can catch some episodes) Star Wars: Rebels.
Charisma has cried for this song many times... It's just too beautiful, and yes, it's instrumental.
Thanks and please comment!
(Did ya like the song?)
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.
So, you ready to get crazy?
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