Hello Twisters! It's Bianca here.
For a school assignment this week, I had to make a 'creative multimedia presentation' about the questions: 'What inspires me?' And there is a lot that inspires me. Like, a whole lot. That is why I've decided to do the top 3 topics that inspire me.
Number 1 - Photography
And there is a specific type of photography. If you've ever heard of Unsplash (Charisma and I use their pictures a lot) then you know what type of photography I like. Yet, why do I like this specific type of photography?
Now, what do you see?
â Some might see the train from the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Others might see a far-off fantasy world where trains are the only means of travel. Even still, others might see something completely different! There is infinite possibilities one could see with a single image. And Unsplash has thousands of images like this!
That's why I like it.
Number 2 - Books
I love books. Books are my future (literally) and they are a means of transportation from reality to get a new perspective of reality (does that make sense?). One of my favorite books (of all time) is Charlie and the Grandmothers by Katy Towell. I think I've done a book review on this, but if I haven't, I will most definitely find the time to re-read this book and give you my thoughts.
For now, though, I'll do a quick sum up of why I loved the book.
The main character, Charlie, is easy to connect with and he has such a sad backstory. After we're introduced to the characters, we immediately get into the plot. I have read plenty of books where the plot begins at the very start of the book, but then, we have to go back into the characters past to get background knowledge, which gets very repetitive. Other books have their plot in chapter 2 halfway, but oh ho ho! Not this book!
And the main villain was beyond amazing. I have NEVER EVER, and I cannot stress this to you enough, met a villain with such passion, vigor, and tactics that could tear a person apart. And, in all reality, this villain can't really die (I don't think).
So I was pleased. This book tickled all my happy spots of reading desires.
But I still haven't answered the question on why books inspire me. Well, let me ask a question. When in a tough situation, have you not asked for multiple insights?
It's the same for reading. I have an idea, but I read books to help grow that idea into multiple ideas and so on. And that's how books inspire me.
Number 3 - Music
If someone had to come up to me and ask me what my favorite type of music is, I would respond, "Classical and Trap."
Oh boy, oh boy do I love my music.
Music is like reading a book and looking at pictures, but you get to do this with your ears. And, the best part is... you can listen to music whenever.
Whenever I feel sad, I listen to music.
Whenever I'm happy, I listen to music.
Whenever I'm frustrated, I listen to music.
Now that you know the things that inspire me, I want to explain why they inspire me. Well, when I look at pictures, read a book, or listen to music, I have this overwhelming feeling of 'Nothing's Impossible'. And I love that feeling. So having that feeling all the time doing something so simple as just reading a few words strung into a sentence? That's absolutely amazing!
That is is for today Twisters! What are some things that inspire you? Why do they inspire you?
Until Next Time... Adieu.
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?
I guess by now everyone is wondering why we don't post everyday. The reason why is because we're either doing school, reading, listening to music, or checking out cool blogs. And now, I am ready to present some of the blogs we just love to look at!
I'm sure I've missed plenty of blogs, but that's all I can remember at this current moment in time. I hope all of you enjoyed looking/reading about all the blogs that me and my sister love and we hope that you enjoy them too!
What blogs do you like? Come on and tell us in the comments! Also, I asked my mother my mother if she would mind if Charisma and I did giveaway's in the future and she said that she wouldn't mind if we did that. So keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway.
A few days ago I realized that I haven't been posting much on the blog (Don't worry, I'm alive. If I wasn't, how would I be doing this post? Just things to think about.), which made me really sad because I had/have a lot to talk about! That's why I decided to do a post today.
As you all know, it's officially December. Winter doesn't begin until the 21st (Okay, how does that make sense? When it gets to December--in the United States--it gets COLD. Like really cold! So should winter officially begin on the 1st? I said it before, I'll say it again: Just things to think about.) but PFFT, who cares (duh, I do...)?
I have a high B in Math (for those people who don't have letter grades for school, I have a 88.7%). Although I have a high B (88.7%), I am very disappointed that I don't have, at least, a 90%. I guess I'll have to make do with the grade. I'm finished with LAC for the whole semester (*sings* I got it done really early, early, early.... Oh yeah, it's my birthday--NOT--my birthday! YEAH!) and History (kind-of, sort-of. I have to do a poster or brochure thing-y for it, BUT OTHER THAN THAT....). And math is getting really hard and I'm starting to dislike it... Like dislike-dislike-dislike it. >:(
Hmm... What else should I talk about? OH YES. (If you're wondering, yes, I am still obsessing over Japan. :D) I found this lady (whose YouTube Channel called: How To COOK That) and she is really fun. She makes these outrageous (if you've seen Jem and the Holograms show, you would understand that joke) sweets. She's made a Giant Snickers Bar, a Giant Kit-Kat, a Instagram Cake and TONS more!
Oooh! I find another web-comic! I usually read Battle-Dog and The Awkward Zombie (love 'em!) BUT Battle-Dog hasn't updated in such a long time (yet the creators are like "Oh! The Battle-Dog Charms are on sale NOW! Come get 'em!". IF YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR COMIC UPDATE!!!), which has made me sad and angry. You know, the usual emotions you feel when something you've been waiting for hasn't continued. The new web-comic is called Shadowbinders (main characters names are Crimson Rhen and Mia.... I OTP--One True Pair--or shipping them. :3 sshhhuuuussshhhh don't tell) and Awkward Yeti. Best. Web-Comics. Ever.
As you all know (if you don't know, that's fine. :3), a long time ago (like 3 or 4 years ago) me and my sister watched an anime called "Princess Tutu". It was literally the best show ever (tied with ALL those other anime shows) and my older sister (the one who we watched it with) said that we get to re-watch it during Christmas Break (but my mother said that we could start watching "Once Upon A Time" with her during Christmas Break... CHOICES).
I used to like this game called MapleStory, I still like it (and I still want to play it), and I re-found the MapleStory blog that I used to follow! The blog is called the Orange Mushroom (such a cute name!) and, currently, the six Heroes of Maple have come together to protect humanity once more! GAAAHHHH! Just writing it makes me happy! :D
Of course I'm still listening to music, I just thought that I probably shouldn't post any because Charisma would be doing that (*wink*). OH YEAH! I just watched the new Star Wars trailer (I know, I know, what's wrong with me) and I absolutely ADORE it!
Well, I guess that's it everyone! Tell me in the comments if you want more 'Let's Just Talk' posts, cause if you do then give me a few weeks and I'll have 'em! Thanks everybody! (And hey, if I made any grammar issues, tell me in the comments and I'll fix them...)
Hello everyone! I came to wish everyone a very happy start of December! :D
December is one of the greatest times in the year. There are the awesome holidays, the school break, seeing family and friends, etc. There is so much that's awesome in December?
I didn't do a post yesterday, so I'm going to give you some special stuff that I found! :3
This song is soooo great! I listened to it more than 3 times today!
Also, yesterday was ParkerGames's 2 Year Anniversary on YouTube. Because of this, he posted a video and it is so beautiful and sad! I cried because of its beauty.
Wasn't it great? :) Tell me in the comments! Also, tell me what your favorite part of December is!
Just to warn you all now, this is going to be a VERY long post. A super duper long post. What's going to happen in this post is I'm going to go over ALL the things that multiple posts should cover. Because I don't want you all to be super confused, I'm going to color-code them all, so you can find which one you want to read first or find out where you left off. Topics in this post:
Covers for Bianca!
A Writer's Life for Me Tag
New November Additions
More Writing Music!
A Career Poll
These are the beautiful things we are going to be talking about in this post! So buckle up and get ready for the ride! :3
Bianca asked 3 people from the Young Writers Program NaNoWriMo place to do her book covers. Her, loving all of them, but they didn't have this one aspect that she wanted was distressed. Then I asked her if I could try my hand at it, hoping that my creativity could spark up some good cover. She also created a cover from her own imagination and it looks great!
She loved my cover, her cover and the other 3, but she doesn't know which one to use for her story. That's why we've decided to bring it upon you readers! Yaaaay! Come on everybody, join me in the 'Yaaaay'ing! :P
Here are the pictures:
Aren't they all so pretty?!
Here is a poll so you can pick which one you like best! :3
Wonderful lovely Alexa from Summer Snowflakes tagged me to do the "A Writer's Life for Me!" tag! Thank you so much, Alexa! Here is Alexa doing the tag: A Writer's Life for Me! - Alexa
1. Thank the person who tagged you.
2. Repost the picture.
2. Answer the ten questions.
4. Tag 5-10 bloggers.
What Kind Of Writer Are You?
I... I really have no idea.
I get really attached to my character (both evil and good) and I want them all to live (unless the evil guy is supposed to die... well, that's another story :P). I want my character to have the hardest time he or she has ever had. And they do all these stubborn things to try to make it better, but it gets worse (because making your character suffer is kinda fun). Then, it's super cool when I get to see my characters develop into those awesome people I wanted them to be at the very beginning (but they thought it would be cool to let the readers see how they journeyed from horrible to dream-worthy).
When Did You Start Writing? What Made You Want To Try It?
I don't really remember when I started writing. I mean, I've written for school, so that's probably what started in my head or just reading all those cool books and I went like, " I want to write like that!" I really don't know. I'M SORRY!!!
Anyways, what made me start writing was either this quote: "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write is." - Toni Morrison
Or it was Bianca. Bianca's been one of the best people I've ever known in my life (you know, 'cause she's my twin), but she's the one who's pushed me through hard times, encouraged me to draw (which I'm going to show you all my drawings one day soon), and has shoved me to write for who know's how long. :3 Thanks Bianca...
What Inspires Your Stories?
I'm with Alexa on this one. Everything.
I just look around and see some cool aspect of life, or I'm looking at an awesome picture that I suddenly get inspired to write a book about it. What usually inspires me on a daily basis, though, is music. I imagine this awesome scene that plays in my head like a movie, then I want to make that movie into a book (so that some director or producer reads it then wants to make an awesome movie on it :P ).
What Themes Do You Like To Explore In Your Writing?
*Ahem* (If I'm understanding the question correctly..) I really like the love triangle situation (it's hilarious how everybody is so shy and what-not), I love the Fantasy Anthropomorphic theme; it's so imaginative! And I like Fairy-tale remakes. It's so interesting what people do to change to story, but still keep the original story visible.
Are You A Pantser, A Plotter, or A Bit Of Both?
I'm a bit of both. I pants my first part of the story (because I'm usually writing new stories in the Creative Writing class I go to), then once I've figured it out a bit, I write down what the plot is supposed to be, what the story genre is, the title, and some movie and books that I want it to be like. That gives me a clear idea of what the story I'm supposed to be writing is when I get around to writing them. :D
Where Are You At In Your Writing Journey? Querying? Agenting? Published?
For all of my books, I'm still in drafting. Yup, I haven't gotten very far. But that's okay! It doesn't really bother me. And when someone says that they're in their Editing stage, that just pushes me to get farther with my story(/stories).
Have You Ever Entered Any Writing Contests? Finaled? Won?
I entered in the First Chapter contest that Teen Author Boot Camp has, but I didn't final or win. But it was super fun! I'm still writing that story and I like where it's going.
Who Are Your Writer Heroes?
The only ones that keep popping up in my head is Bianca and Sarah Prineas. I've never met Sarah Prineas in real life, but her books impacted my life so much, so I've got to thank her for that.
Have You Ever Been To A Writing Conference? Share Your Best and Worse Experiences.
If Teen Author Boot Camp is a writing conference, then yes. I have been to one. Best experience was the whole thing. TABC does NOT disappoint! Worst thing was when this author asked me where I lived, I answered, he said my name, then I got so confused. -_- That isn't horrible, but that's the worst thing I got for you all. I didn't trip on an author (for those people who have, I'M DEEPLY SORRY!). I haven't done anything strange that would creep an author out. I haven't done any of those things.
And I'm quite happy.
Top 3 Tips You’d Give To Newbie Writers:
Tip #1: Don't hold back. Ever.
You all have a creative mind ready to be put to use. If you block one thing, you'll probably give yourself Writer's Block pretty fast.
Tip #2: Write what you want to read.
Aren't you writing that book because you wanted to read it?
Tip #3: Express yourself through your writing.
It doesn't have to be for writing a book. This could be for writing some school paper or just free-writing because you're pretending to take notes in some school class (why does everybody seem to target Algebra?). You need to write what you feel is you. It could be a book like Twilight (which I haven't read, and probably won't) with Harry Potter mixed in! That's what you like. That's why you wrote it.
Well, because I only know one person who would do it because she has some time on her hands, I'm going to tag Kirsten! I'll leave the tag open to anyone who wants to do it if I didn't tag you! :3
We are going to add 2 awesome new additions to the blog!!! YAY!
#1: Movie / Show Reviews!
Bianca and I really wanted to do this because we're watching movies and shows almost everyday and we want to give the world our input on these movies and shows. Some are so great, while others... I want to burn and bury in a really deep hole that is 1 cm away from the earth's core. -_-
#2: Game Reviews!
This is because Bianca and I can't play Minecraft (at the moment because we don't have an account). We are going to do reviews on PC downloadable games, games that require a console (like a PS2 or something), and games you can get for free that you don't download on the PC.
Do you want these reviews? Tell us in the comments! :)
So this year, I joined the Young Writers Program NaNoWriMo. I was so hyped and ready to go! I had/created a story idea on Thursday when doing a Creative Writing class, all I needed to do was create a sort of jacket summary and start writing it!
This is my story:
The Shard Race: Sapphire Shard - Book 1
26 Competitors - 7 Will Win
In the land of Elefthria, the last of the Griffin race is gathered to compete in the Shard Race, a long and hard set of challenges where a shard of a rare jewel is given to the winner. However, the Shard Race is no friendly challenge. Each Griffin puts their life at risk, but death is the smallest consequence they could receive.
Karthik, one of the last Anthropomorphic Griffins, has to complete the Shard Race whether he likes it or not. Getting a shard is every Anthropomorphic's desire, but this race has something even better in store for the contestants than that. The 7 winners will be taken under the wing of the New Council, the leaders of Elefthria.
As the Shard Race begins, Karthik's excitement turns to horror as he realizes there may be a darker purpose for the Shard Race. One that everyone else is blind to.
(c) All rights reserved. Please do not reproduce, plagarize, or dulicate any work on this site. Links back to the site are encouraged and welcomed.
That's my story summary. :D
I was writing and I wanted to listen to some music, but I didn't want to listen to the same music that I had been listening to. So that's when this music hunt started and I found some pretty awesome (and long!) videos to listen to!
I super love the Disney Collections one. It's so pretty! And the last song at the very end wanted to make me cry ('cause it's so beautiful!).
You all should listen to it! :3
Lastly, Bianca and I are participating in Ecybermission this year (we participated last year, too) and we have this poll that would be very helpful for our research. It's just a career poll. All you have to do is go onto the site and it will pop up our poll (it's a safe site), read the question [Do you know what career your doing? <-- Or something like that], then click Yes, No or Maybe. That's all you have to do:
Career Poll - Created on Boll
Thanks so much for reading to the end (if not, I don't blame you)! Hope you enjoy all the new stuff that's going to happen and if there's anything you would want us to do, tell us in the comments! :D
(I realize that not everyone celebrates Halloween, and I respect that, so I've decided not to have a Halloween picture.)
Hello everyone! I must apologize for not posting last week. We got a punishment for procrastinating two lessons of school and our consequences was that we couldn't do anything other than school and chores for the whole entire week. Again really sorry!
A LOT has happened since the last time I wrote a blog post, so this may or may not be a long post. Just expect the unexpected. :p The question is where to begin?
Hmm... let's see. Well, Charisma and I have become obsessed with this Youtuber called Parker_Games. He is a Minecraft player and he is so funny and makes my day every time I watch one of his videos. Do you want to see one?
Isn't he hilarious? :D We watch his videos at least every day. If not that, we make sure he's updating his Twitter. OH! There is only 2 days, 5 hours, 36 min, and 39 seconds 'till NaNoWriMo. I AM SO EXCITED! So expect a TON of posts in My Writing Journey... If not, I'm writing.
Teen Author Boot Camp has their 2016 TABC information up! I am SO happy. The keynote speakers are Margaret Peterson Haddix (Among the Hidden, Found) and Dan Wells (Partials). The sad part about all this happy is that.... I'm not sure if we're going or not. School's still going to be in and TABC raised their prices. I know they have to accommodate to the unexpected growth of teens and I value that they are trying to make everything better for the teens, it's just that I might not be able to save up that much (*laughs* I've already paid it all off except 10 bucks....).
Charisma and I will be changing our schedule (again) because it's becoming a little bit to hectic for us, posting everyday. Once we have our OFFICIAL schedule (I'm not sure when that's going to be) we'll update. But for now, I think we'll be posting when we have the time too.
I haven't written in my story in a long time, although I am prepared to start writing for NaNoWriMo (if you want to what I'm writing, click here).
I STILL HAVE ALL 'A's IN MY SCHOOL! It is literally the BEST thing ever and I am so thankful.
I was thinking the other day that all of you don't really know me. SO I decided to tell you a little bit about me as a person. I'm religious. I know to some people, it would make them feel uncomfortable and I don't want you to feel that way, that is why I don't post religious things. I enjoy going to church and attending youth activities, it's another way to express myself.
If you give me fifteen minutes to wake up. I will wake up (if you shake me really hard... if you don't, I'm Sleeping Beauty... 'till 10). For REAL. I know how to do karate... No, I don't know how to do karate at ALL. If a yellow belt came up to me and said, "Fight," I would laugh and then run.
I'm an emotional person. Like really emotional. There is this movie called 'Gravity' and I cried during the movie and I was still crying when I went to sleep. That was 2-3ish hours. That's a long time. I even cried to this (cause it's sad).
If you cried to that, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. If you didn't, I applaud you. You are very, very, VERY brave. I really want to play the game now. But I don't want to be MORE depressed.
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.)
Hello World! Sorry for not posting on our scheduled time. :3 Life's been busy.
Anyways, I've been in this crazy love for music. Lots of awesome music. At first it was instrumental (and still is), but then Bianca showed me some new songs. And I fell in love with them.
My heart has been broken and completed so many times!!! So Many!!!
Here are some of the amazing songs that Bianca and I listen to for writing or just needing something to listen too.
Snowman - Vocaloids Kaito and Len Cantarella - Vocaloid Kaito
I totally love both of these songs! *Starts to fangirl and twirl around showering confetti everywhere* *Clears throat* Hehe... :3 The Vocaloids are the best! :D
Here are some more awesome songs that I've fallen in love with in the past... week? Yeah, I think it's been a week.. :P
That's just some of the music that we've found/listened to in the past week. :D Aren't they all awesome?
And, while we're still talking about music.... Alexa from Summer Snowflakes did a blog post about this awesome song by the Script!
Here is the link:
Melodic Mondays: Flares by the Script
That song is just so amazing! :) Love the Script! :D
Well, what songs have you listened to in the past week? Tell me in the comments! :D
Bianca and I have craze for instrumental music. I probably love it more (>:D), but that's besides the point. :) There's this awesome instrumental group called Instrumental Core and we absolutely love them! :D
Here's the music we love by them (I'm not going to do them all, just some):
A Crowd of Gods
To me and Bianca, this sounds like the Narnia music (which it might be, but hey, we're not positive). :)
This next one is a collaboration (I'm guessing).
Supernova - Really Slow Motion (RSM) and Instrumental Core
Lovely, isn't it?
This one is called the New Era.
The next one I'm going to do isn't going to be by Instrumental Core, but it's still awesome.
Aren't they all so aweosme?! :D I totally love them all! :D
What are your favorite songs? Tell us in the comments!
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.