Hello all! I’m back from camp. : (
Anyway, I have two more days to blog about, but if you guys don’t want to see pictures of us at Stone Mountain or whatever (Haley…? : P), then I won’t post it. Comment away.
So! I have a lot of different projects going on right now – three, namely.
First of all is me and my brother’s Lego project. Well, it’s not really a project, but it’s something we’ve been excited about for forever. (Well, not forever, but a really long time!!) Anyway, we’ve decided to save up our money and buy ALL of the Lord of the Rings Lego sets and the video game. (Yes, I’m seventeen and love Legos. Your point is…?) We’ve been waiting and waiting for them to come out and we finally got the first two sets yesterday!! Wahoo! Shelob’s Lair and Weathertop were finished yesterday in about two hours and would have probably gotten them built faster if we weren’t quoting the movies and laughing and slapping each other – playfully, social services. It’s a slap of endearment, people.
So, without further ado…
I know I have some non-LOTR fans reading my blog, but you have to admit… the spider’s pretty cool. All of the legs are moveable and only took three seconds to make! : ) (Also, each set came with extra One Rings, so now we have six One Rings! HA!)
Now, before I move on, let me just say that I’d like to sue Lego. If I had a lot of money and personally knew a lawyer like Robert Whitlow (LOVE his books!), I would think a little more about it. What is my problem, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you.
There is no Faramir Lego man.
Need I repeat it?! ARGH!!! I can’t believe it! There’s a Haladir, whoever he is (yeah, I know who he is…). He’s not NEARLY as cool as Faramir! And I’m not just saying I like Faramir because I picked Eowyn as my online username and they get married in the end. Far from it. Faramir is my favorite character – by a lot. Talk about sacrificial love! When my friend came over to have a Lord of the Rings Extended Edition marathon with us, she screamed for Legolas, I screamed for Faramir. That’s just the way it works around here. Anyway…. I’ll have to do a post on him soon…. Hmmm…..
Project number two is an actual project. Some of you may recall (besides the strange affair of the Phantom of the opera, a mystery never fully explained… Whoops. Sorry. I had that memorized the second day after I saw Phantom… heehee) the fact that I’m doing a huge history project.
No? I never blogged about it? : P
Well, I am. The history course I’m doing (well, heehee, DID, because I started in eighth grade and now I don’t have to do history my senior year, WOOT!!) has a few projects you do in each year. A poem, a character essay, a thesis paper, and a persuasive paper, to name a few – all with a certain amount of pages you have to use. The last project of every year is called The 40-Hour Project. *cue creepy music* It has to take – surprise, surprise – forty hours and can be on anything you want, you just have to incorperate something you’ve learned into it. A few of my friends made diaramas, one made a wooden ship, one did theirs on Theodore Roosevelt… I’ve even heard that someone made a sword. Like, metal and seven times purifying it and everything! (You can bet that took forty hours!) Anyway… I’ve done two. Four years of history equals to projects… how did that happen? Well, the first year, I did it on Jane Austen. Researched her with friends, made a slideshow presentation, and sewed Regency dresses. We even learned a few Regency dances and taught them to the class!! (Interesting story… there were more guys dancing than girls. I’m not kidding. We had girls standing to the side while guys had to not dance because the girls didn’t want to. I’ll save my true feelings on that subject for later…) Then we moved and I just focused on actually listening to the lectures and doing the other projects.
Anyway. This year, since it’s my senior year of history, I’ve decided to actually DO it. Like, forty hours and all. I’m doing it Scottish-themed. I’m going to research my family’s Scottish heritage, research and make a real Scottish meal (minus the haggis…), and, last but not least, make a dress. : )
Now, we decided that this dress had to be able to go Scottish and Lord of the Rings because The Hobbit is coming out near my birthday and I’d like to do a Hobbit-themed party. (Not sure that will happen, though…) So we found a pattern that we think will work and got some fabric.
I can’t wait to see how it turns out! After last year’s Dixie Ball dress project (which turned out fabulously!!), I was really excited to start a new project… even though my sewing attention span is insanely short and I hate every minute of it. (We were cutting out the pattern and Arwen goes, “Yeah, the cutting part is the boring part. Sewing is fun!” That’s Arwen. I’m just like, “I prefer wearing it.” That’s me. : P)
I’ll let you guys know how it turns out!
And my third and final project… The June Crusade.
I almost stopped writing during camp. Yes, I had my laptop, but there were so many other things going on, I didn’t get in bed until midnight and then it was too late to write…. : P Anyway, I’m at 16,000 words. It doesn’t sound like much (actually, it isn’t much!), but I think I can get done in time. The greatest thing is that my novel is just coming along swimmingly!! It’s so great to watch it get longer and longer and I’m liking it more and more and enjoying every minute of it! I’m falling in love with my characters… yes, even the main guy character. : )
I think I might even be very brave and post a few excerpts… what say ye? WHAT SAY YE?! (Sorry, random quote from Return of the King… my favorite one! What can I say? All of this LOTR stuff is getting me into a LOTR mood!)
Well, that’s about it. My answers to The June Crusade Tag Questions are coming up. I’m going to attempt to post it in the queue (or whatever it’s called) and let it post in a few days. The spacing always gets messed up, but I’m going to try something different this time. Hope it works and I’m sorry if the formatting is wrong – I’ll fix it as soon as I can!!