Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Again: a song written by Middle Earth Musician



I am wondering 
When
You’ll be back
Again.
I’ve been so long
Without your voice
In my ears 
I’ve almost forgotten how it sounds.

I know why you left.
Why you picked up that gun
And boarded that ship
And left me.
But I still miss you.
I’m thinking ‘bout the time
When you’ll come back
And I’ll see you again.

I wonder how you’re doing
Over there.
Have you gotten my letters? 
I write to you often. 
One day this war’ll be over 
And we can talk face to face again.  
Oh, I’m thinking ‘bout the time
When you’ll come back 
And I’ll see you then
We’ll be together again.

I just heard the news
About that bomb
I heard that you saved the life
Of your best friend
By shielding him from the blast.
There’s no greater love
Than that.
I know I’ll see you again
Someday.  
But it’s hard, and I’ll miss you
Here on Earth.
War tears families apart.

Oh, I’m thinking ‘bout the time
When you’ll come back 
And I’ll see you then
We’ll be together again.
And I’m thinking ‘bout the time
When you’ll come back 
And I’ll see you again.
We’ll be together again.
We’ll be together again.
~Middle Earth Musician~

I wrote that song last year and haven't shown in to anyone outside of my parents. I hope you all liked it! :-)
Happy Valentine's Day! <3
Namarie, 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wrap Up January\Hello, February!


Greetings, all!

(Guys, I’m actually on time with my wrap-up post. Something must be wrong with me.)

It seems like January just started!!! And now it’s February!!! Where does time go? Can you believe it’s already one month into 2018? I can’t. I’m still in 2017. Probably by the time it’s almost 2019 my mind will be caught up.

January’s Songs:


Mad World covered by Peter Hollens
So beautiful, and so sad.

Wonder Woman’s Wrath by Rupert Gregson-Williams

This song is amazing. I haven’t seen the movie, but I LOVE the soundtrack.

Barbossa is Hungry by Hans Zimmer

Mildly disturbing title, but awesome song. I love the rhythm.

January’s Movies:


(We watched a ton of movies this month because I had to babysit my siblings more than usual. Not that I’m complaining…)

[Disclaimer: I am not recommending all of these movies; I watched some of them on a video filtering service as there was some content involved. Just F.Y.I]

Spider-Man Homecoming – Loved this movie. Peter Parker is awesome, and the plot was really good.

Inkheart – This is a great movie for any writers, readers, and book lovers…because in it the characters of different books come alive. How cool is that?

LEGO Ninjago Movie – Not as good as the LEGO Movie, but still great. 

Batman Begins – LOVED THIS. BATMAN IS AWESOME. AND YOU GET TO SEE LIAM NEESON IS A NINJA.

Rise of the Guardians – This is a sweet movie.

LotR: RotK - <3 <3 <3 Need I say more?

The LEGO Movie – EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

January’s Books:


(I unfortunately didn’t read as much as I would have liked to this month, as we didn’t go to the library at all.)

Tales of Redwall: Doomwhyte by Brian Jacques

Saint by Ted Dekker (still reading)

LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring (still reading)

January’s Events:


(To read about some more exciting things that happened this month, check out this post from last week.)

New Belt in Kung Fu: My brother and I earned our yellow\black stripe belt in Kung Fu last Monday. The belt tests just keep getting harder…

GIF of the Month of January:

See the source image

Wish I felt this good after doing only three jumping jacks…

January’s Writing:


(This is a new section of my wrap-up posts. I’m hoping to have something new written every month.)

I wrote about 816 words this month. Not exactly the WC I was hoping for, but at least it’s something. I’m continuing my blog serial story, Mission: Metal; as well as writing a screen-play for a movie that my dad and I are hopefully going to make this year. Starting next week, I will be writing my new WIP, Of Silver, Shipmates, and Strange Tides, that I introduced in last week's post.

Okay, now that that’s over with, tell me; how was your month? Did you watch any good movies or read any good books? How is your writing going? Do you like The LEGO Movie or The LEGO Ninjago Movie better? And does anyone else think that time goes by too quickly?

Namarie!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

An Update on Life=Braces, LotR, and a New WIP


Greetings, all!


It seems like it’s been ages since I last posted! I always forget how crazy the post-holiday season is; catching up on school and sickness leave little time for blogging. Anyways, I’m back from my unexpected hiatus with a couple of updates and some exciting news:

I GOT BRACES!!!

Apparently, I was supposed to get them sooner (according to the orthodontist) but at least I have them now, and they already making a difference in my smile. I also got a palate expander which is making life…interesting…to say the least. I can’t talk right or eat right with the expander. I’m hoping I only have to have it in for a little while longer.

Another exciting thing that happened last week was that my brother and I got to go see The Return of the King in a theater!!! There’s an old opera house near me that was turned into a movie theater where they only show classic movies such as Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, It’s a Wonderful Life (we went and saw that in December), Home Alone, LotR, and others of that type. It was so much fun to see RotK with tons of other LotR fans; we even dressed up (I went as Tauriel and my brother as Frodo) and got to go up on stage! The audience voted on which costume they liked best (my brother and I did not win; unfortunately) and the winner got a beautiful copy of one of Tolkien’s works. During the movie, the audience would cheer for the heroes (Sam got TONS of cheers) and boo for the villains (Denethor was booed quite often), and recite all the lines. We had a great time.
I also officially have a new WIP: my OYAN (One Year Adventure Novel) assignment-

Of Silver, Shipmates, and Strange Tides

(title to potentially change sometime in the future)

I wasn’t thrilled about starting this novel; it’s not my greatest story idea and the characters are not going to be easy to make believable, but I’m starting to get excited about it.

Here’s the story synopsis:

Eden Claire is an orphaned serving girl in England. Living her lonely life working in the library of a boarding school, she begins to think that she must always settle for less, and that her dreams of comradeship, adventure, and sailing to unknown lands must slowly dwindle away to nothing.

 However, when an old forgotten acquaintance shows up on her doorstep with a note left to Eden by her father, those dreams might just become rekindled; dreams that will take Eden to wild escapades on the high seas.

Eden must outwit the notorious Damian the Black Hearted and his gang of pirates in her quest for her father’s treasure, but she cannot do it alone-she will need the help of others. Can she learn how important true friendship is, even at the cost of losing the treasure…and possibly her own life?

And here are some aesthetics (because I can’t start a story without making an aesthetic first XD).



And, before I go, I would like to share a quote that a friend shared with me by C.S. Lewis.  

Isn't that awesome?!?! XD

Now, let’s talk! What’s been going on in your life? Does anyone else have braces? Which LotR movie is your favorite? What do you think of my new WIP?

Namarie!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Wrapping Up 2017: Welcoming 2018

Greetings, all!


Well, everyone else is doing posts about wrapping up 2017, so I guess I’m doing one as well. ;-D

I personally also had a good year, overall. I deepened my relationships with my family and friends, rediscovered my love of writing, and discovered blogging. I joined OYAN, became a Nano-er, read tons of new books, watched awesome movies, listened to great music, and became more physically fit. Not everything was perfect this year; I’ve had to work through some responsibilities and relationship problems and they were definitely not easy; I also became pretty sick around October. However; God is faithful and has helped get me through those times. I’m incredibly grateful to Him for His unfailing love.

I thought I’d share some events that happened this year with you all, as well as some of my favorite movies, books, and musicians from 2017.

Events that Happened in 2017:

(March) Track- I started track in Spring of 2017. It’s definitely not my favorite sport; but I did do very well in long jump and sprinting.

(April) 15th Birthday-I turned 15 on April 25th, 2017. I feel like I’m getting old. :-Z ;-D Just kidding.

(June) Bible Bee-Every year we participate in the National Bible Bee. I was a senior this year for the first time, and we studied Genesis 1-3, the theme this year being “Created”. I always learn so much about God during this time of study.

(July) Camp Nano-I did Camp Nanowrimo for the first time! Being in Jane’s cabin Fellowship of the Keyboards was so much fun, and I even succeeded with my word goal! I also met a ton of new friends through Nano. XD *hugs you all*

(July) Starting Music, Mystery, Middle Earth and Mitochondria- I started this blog! I hope you have been having as much fun reading my posts as I’ve had writing them. I’ve also met several wonderful friends through this blog. *more hugs*

(August) Piano Guys Concert- I went to the Piano Guys concert!!! It was absolutely amazing, especially because it was my very first concert. Thanks for bringing me, Dad! <3

(September) Family Camp- I went to our Church’s family camp and had a blast with my friends and family. Nothing beats fresh mountain air, freezing lake water, campfires and staying up late. ;-D

(October) Kung Fu- My brother and I started Kung Fu. We are now yellow belts and have had so much fun learning how to defend ourselves, use weapons, and meeting new friends.

(December) Christmas- My family went up to a cabin in the mountains with my grandparents and cousins for Christmas. We skied, watched Princess Bride (inconceivable!), and opened presents. It was a lot of fun.



Movies I Watched for the First Time:

Jurassic Park movies 1-3

Jurassic World

Arrival

The Giver

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek: Out of Darkness

Ironman 1

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Megamind

Star Wars: The Last Jedi



Books and Series I read for the First Time:

Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Prisoner and Yet by Corrie Ten Boom

The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson-3 books

The Baker Street Mysteries by Jake and Luke Thoene-4 books

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer-8 books

Viking Quest series by Lois Walfrid Johnson-only read 4 books

Tales of Goldstone Wood books by Anne Elizabeth Stengl-only read 5 books

Showdown by Ted Dekker

Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon-only read 5 books



Music I Listened to:

Acapella Pop i.e. Peter Hollens, Pentatonix   

Epic Instrumental Music i.e. TSfH, Audiomachine

Instrumental Pop and Hip-Hop i.e. Lindsey Stirling, Simply Three, Piano Guys

Movie Scores i.e. PotC Soundtracks, LotR Soundtracks, Star Wars Soundtracks

Video Game Scores i.e. Assassin’s Creed Soundtracks, Legend of Zelda Soundtracks

New Age Piano Music i.e. Helen Jane Long, Michele McLaughlin

(I don’t know what genre these musicians fit into) i.e. Rich Mullins, Caedmon’s Call



I am super excited for 2018 and all the wonderful things God has in store for my family and I. I’m looking forward to turning 16, watching the new Han Solo movie, and possibly going to California for a vacation. XD XD XD

So, tell me; how was your 2017? Did you do anything particularly fun or memorable? Watch any good movies or read any good books? Is there anything you’re looking forward to in 2018? Talk to me!

Have a Blessed New Year!

Namarie,

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Versatile Blogger Award + Little Announcement + Star Wars Fangirling

Greetings, all!



I'm so excited!!! XD I just got nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!!! 
I quote:

So, for those who don’t know what the Versatile Blogger Award is, let me tell you. It has been created to feature and recognize blogs/bloggers that have unique content.
The Versatile Blogger says;
“Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.”

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the VBA.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Thank you so much Kendra Lynne for nominating me!!! *hugs you and gives you kit kats*

Um, I don't think I could do 15 bloggers...but I'll do my best. ;-D 


Okay, never mind, geez; that's over 15 bloggers. I didn't even do all the ones I follow. XD
If you've already been nominated, don't worry about doing it again. That's fine. ;-D

Okay, now 7 facts about myself...

(I'm going to try and find facts you may not already know, Kendra. ;-D)

  1. I love the movie "It's a Wonderful Life". 
  2. I hate sneezing. 
  3. I used to be ambidextrous.
  4. I love cats. 
  5. I do not like mashed potatoes. 
  6. I don't really like musicals. 
  7. I think that Anakin Skywalker is awesome. 
So, that's done! XD Thanks again, Kendra, for nominating me! <3

And I have a little announcement: 
I WILL NOT BE POSTING ANYTHING UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS. 
(Just F.Y.I.)
Right before Christmas is CRAZY, and I have a Kung Fu camp for eight hours a day for two days next week. :-Z XD So I have no blogging time. 

Oh, one more thing...
I WENT AND SAW STAR WARS EPISODE EIGHT THE LAST JEDI TODAY!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!! XD XD XD *screams*

These are the cutest Star Wars creatures ever. <3


Ahem, so: Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you have a great Christmas. 
Has anyone else seen Episode Eight of Star Wars? If so, did you like it? What are you doing for Christmas? And come on guys; someone else has to not like mashed potatoes. ;-D

Merry Christmas!!!

Namarie!


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