What on EARTH do you call it when you don't have the mojo to write on your blog?
Is it blogger's block? Since you're a blogger and it is preventing you from blogging?
Or is it writer's block? Since you're technically a writer writing the post?
By this point, I'm really confused, but this is my topic for today!
I have Blogger's/Writer's Block!
I honestly have no idea what to write/blog because nothing really has been happening??
I've been accepted for a job (yay!), but I haven't started working, so I can't really talk about that. I was going to talk about YouTubers I watch, but I want to research all the ones I want to feature and such.
I've been just drawing a lot lately, WHICH I LOVE!
I need to be drawing more digitally, but I'll take what I've got! Traditional drawing has been really fun lately. I've been pushing towards adding more colors to my traditional pictures so that I can understand what I'm more attracted to, how I color, etc. So that's been good.
I suppose this has just been another life update. Bianca and I have so many amazing things we're working on and planning, but right now, those ideas are just taking shape! Once we get rolling and feeling the flow more, we'll let you know all the exciting things that will be coming! You Twisters are not PREPARED for what we have in store!
But that's all for now! Sorry that this wasn't really anything, but thanks for reading!
Catch ya later, Twisters!
Sorry for not being here Twisters! To be REALLY short, we moved! It was a nice move, although somewhat chaotic, and was really what I needed, to be honest.
Life's been good so far! Nothing really new's been happening, just job hunting. Finding a job is actually really hard? Didn't think it would be so difficult, but eh. A girl's gotta learn sometime, you know? I've applied to a few places and I've had an interview, but I gotta keep applying and searching! Other than that, nothing new has been happening. Been settling in pretty nicely.
We also have a schedule finalized! We're going to be starting small, which means that we only be focusing on updating/posting on the Twisted Two Blog, so all of the other places will be down in construction/in hiatus.
TWISTED TWO - MONDAY
Yup! We'll be posting every week with some new, cool content! Look forward to all the new things that will be happening!
And if you ever miss anything, make sure you check out the Official Twisted Two Instagram for all of our updates!
Until then, catch ya later Twisters!
The Legend of Zelda games are held dear to many gamer's hearts, and I'm quite sure that this game is going to join that fast growing list.
Treehouse members, who was joined by the amazing Mr. Aonuma and Mr. Miyamoto, said that this game was to break the barriers between all past Zelda games. This got me super excited because in the trailer the super long bridge that was shown was seen and used in Twilight Princess. Then my mind got theorizing about how all the games could be connected and this timeline was created: (Spoilers Ahead!) Ocarina of Time - because it's the beginning, Marjora's Mask - Link is searching for Navi because she left him at the end of OoT, Hyrule Warriors - Link's admittance to the Hyrule Knights, Twilight Princess - reason being the Hero's Shade is said to be Link from OoT, then Skyward Swork - The floating islands were also in Twilight Princess, also it's a great progression with technology, lastly this game. It all sort of ties in. You know, with creativity. But anyways, moving back to the report.
The rest of Day 1 for Nintendo's E3 was spent viewing gameplay of the long awaited Legend of Zelda game. Because of that, I have a lot of points to go over on my list. So instead of completely boring you, I'm going to shorten them quite a bit:
- HUGE Open World - And I mean massive. It's crazy huge people. For the whole game preview, we only got to see what the E3 Demo area was, which was the Plateau. Guys, they didn't get to explore all of the Plateau because it was that big. And, according to IGN, Breath of the Wild's open world is 12 time bigger then Twilight Princess's. Twilight Princess was unbelievable big. So this, this is crazy big. Kudos to the designers. That takes a lot of time and that detail, crazy amazing.
- Outstanding Graphics - The detail in every is gorgeous. They actually to their time to deliver the awesomeness that the fans and players have been craving for. Everything is subtly bright, nothing too eye shattering, but it does instantly grab the attention of the player because of the color and the detail of the surroundings. You really do feel as if your there, exploring the changed world you awoke to.
- Survival Game - This game is very different from previous Zelda titles. When you cut the grass, hearts nor rupees come out, you're really just cutting the grass. Because of this, you'll need to find different ways to regain your hearts, and that also means you can't just start hitting enemies. They don't drop hearts either, so you'll have to think strategically to survive. To add to to the element of survival, to regain hearts, you must find and/or cook food. But there's more! There is a day to night cycle and also a weather cycle. These cycles affects the enemies in that area and also the terrain. So seriously, you will need a strategy. Though that's not the end! :P You scout out enemies camps and, using the Sheikah Slate, you can evaluate and identify the power and health of an enemy. Once you attack an enemy, they will probably always drop their weapon, and you can use their weapon against them. But, like I said so many times before, this is a survival game. So all weapons that you gain will eventually break after a certain number of uses. You can gather multiple different weapons, but they'll all break in the end.
- Amiibo Compatible - This game also has Amiibo compatibility. The Twilight Princess Wolf Link and Midna Amiibo can be used in this game. If you tap it in, then you can get Wolf Link as a adventure companion, because you are really going about this whole game alone. If you've played the Cave of Shadows, the hearts that you have saved on that game will transfer over to this game (that was my understanding, in the least). If Wolf Link dies, then it will take 1 day in real life for you to able to use the Amiibo for Wolf Link to come back. There are also some new Amiibo coming! Archer Link, Rider Link (Link is wearing a hood... :P), and a Guardian. These Amiibo that are coming are absolutely beautiful!
- Creative Element - A lot of creativity went into the creation of this game, so I wanted to say just a little bit about it, because I can't whatsoever portray the creativity that game has into words. The Treehouse members noticed that the art-style of the game was deeply based off of Japanese-style animation. You get that feeling when playing through the game, or watching someone else play. Most Japanese-style animation puts a lot of time an effort in giving the viewers/player the best that can be given (or all the things I've seen). Also, in the background there is piano music. This gives the game an emotional effect, and it also matches the surroundings you're in. Again, kudos to all the people who worked on this game.
There's more game excitement coming up in a few days. Because Day 2 of Nintendo's E3 covered a lot more games, I'm probably going to put Day 2 into quite a few parts. So be on the look out for those! The other posts will be in the "Game Reviews," just to give you all a heads up!
Also! I want to know all of your opinions on what Bianca and I should call you. Like Parker Games' followers are called Jeffery's, so we wanted to do something like that. Here it is:
Are you looking forward to any of these games? Tell us in the comments!
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.
The site's that I'm using (apart from the first Learning Japanese):
- This is an online Japanese dictionary (which I tend to go to often) and I love it. It looks slick, clean (meaning that it doesn't look like your gonna get a virus and you won't) and has absolutely everything.
- Rikaikun/Rikaichan (depending on what browser you use. -kun is for Chrome and -chan is for Firefox)
- THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. This is an add-on for Chrome or Firefox (which I literally just stated...) and, what it does, is when you roll over any kanji, hiragana or katakana (if the hiragana and katakana are NOT in a sentence, I don't think it'll pop up anything), and it'll tell you the pronunciation and the definition.
- The Japanese Page
- Basically just like every other Japanese learning site. Has some good resources, but it's a bit cluttered (which, to me, always looks like it's going to have a virus), but it's not that bad. I've gone to the site several times and I haven't got a warning.
- Japanese Level Up (Jalup)
- This website tries to make learning Japanese into some role-playing game and it looks like a really good way to learn Japanese but I like more interactive methods of study... And when I really want to learn something, I don't have a lot of patience. Cause, I want to learn now.
- Japanese Lentil
- I absolutely love this place. I'm working on Words for Kanji - Top 25 with this site and it is so helpful. Repetition is truly your best friend when learning a new language, so this site is quite helpful. Once I'm finished (no one is ever truly 'finished') with learning the kanji, I'm going to try and give my hand a go at katakana.
Tomorrow, yes tomorrow, will be the beginning of 2016. Janurary will begin, school will start the second semester, a lot of exciting shows and movies will be coming out, people will be wishing that the holidays weren't over, and it's going to be the year of the presidential election.
Wow. Put it like that and 2016 sounds scary (except for the show/movies part). I don't want to bore you with why I put the 'presidential election' thing-a-ma-gig-er up there, but this years wanna-be presidents don't thrill me. At all. And I don't like politics much so I guess that could be a reason why too.
I'll try not to think of 2016 very much (how can I not think of 2016?!!???! It's literally tomorrow!!!).
Charisma and I have started our Marvel movie watching! Meaning we've only seen Hulk (2003 version), Iron Man (you know, the one with Robert Downey Junior? The very first one?), and Thor (the one and only Chris Hemsworth is in it). Our next movie is Captain America with the dreamy Chris Evans. Eeep! I am so excited! :D
Charisma and I have been working on collaborative stories together for a good while (none of them seem to be going, if you know what I mean) and I've been wanting to make this RPG board game for quite some time (maybe something like Dungeons and Dragons?). But the question that's been stopping me from making the game (all you need is rules, character classes and a pair of dice.... Right?) is should I make it into a book before I make it into a game (I have made some characters that I really want people to enjoy and have fun reading, but would it be cooler that the characters I made were mentors and went on journeys with the RPG-er's?) or should I make the game first and incorporate that into a book? Yup, I know. C-O-N-F-U-S-I-N-G.
Does anyone have their New Year's Resolution written down yet? I don't (because I usually write it down at night time).
Well, I must be off! I'm a late little bunny and I have things to do.
I am hilarious and I deserve a applause (just kidding... Well, I am hilarious, but you don't have to give me an applause. :D).
Okay, NOW I can begin. Yesterday, Star Wars officially came out in to US. I am bouncing happy. Like super happy. I mean come on! WHO DOESN'T LOVE STAR WARS? (If you love Star Trek more, I get that. You're cool.) All the characters are so original, BB-8 is just do cute that is is humanly unbelievable, AND there's a new villain (who doesn't love a good villain to scream at?).
I am so excited to see it! (I've been pumped up for this movie for such a long time and I didn't see it on its release date.... That is really funny. :D) My mom said that we could watch it as our Christmas movie. As a family tradition would tell, we would always watch a brand-new movie (usually Narnia) at the movie theater but since Narnia has paused (meaning that the kids have to grow up) we would watch other movies. But I don't think we did this tradition last year.
Google made this really cool website for Star Wars and it was amazing (click here to check it out!).
Well, I've got to go and clean up, but I promise, I'll do a post next week! See ya!
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...)
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
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:
Here is a poll so you can pick which one you like best! :3
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
#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! :)
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.
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You all should listen to it! :3
Career Poll - Created on Boll
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.
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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.)
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