fanvid friday | she will be loved {randy&sharona}

Fanvid Friday is something Eva, Miss Jane, and I do (almost) every Friday over at our other blog, feelsy feels. We’re working on getting more posts up, but we’ve all got busy lives. 😛 Check it out! We love comments and followers. 🙂

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So my siblings and I started watching Monk this past Christmas, after having it recommended to us by my awesome aunt and uncle. And now we’re on the sixth season. I think I can say that it’s pretty much one of my favorite TV shows ever. (Boy Meets World will forever be my favorite, though. Let’s not get crazy.) It’s got the perfect blend of comedy and mystery, with a dash of romance that isn’t overdone at all. Before Bitty Schram left the show, the romance between her and Randy Disher was just swoon-worthy. (And now we have to content ourselves with the peeks into Monk’s ongoing romance with Trudy. *sigh*)

(Obligatory rant: There’s a serious lack in Monk fanvids. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO BINGE-WATCH RANDY&SHARONA VIDEOS. GET ON THIS, PEOPLE.)

Anyway. Here’s my favorite Randy&Sharona that I’ve found. (If anyone’s found or, better yet, MADE better ones…

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Review – Captain America: The First Avenger

Reblogging this because of the awesomeness that will be CA:TWS tomorrow!!!! Gettin’ y’all in on the hype. 😉

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Dr. Abraham Erskine: Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man.

“It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers (Chris Evans, The Fantastic Four ), is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine (Stanley Tucci, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl ) recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany’s secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving, Lord of the Rings ) , a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot…

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Welcome to the new inklings press!

Hey, everybody!

If you’re a follower of the old inklings press and are reading this, you’ve come to the right place.

Why have I moved, you ask?  I haven’t been able to post, moderate comments, and be on the blogging scene as much as I want to, and I’m hoping that this will give me the opportunity!  I can’t guarantee that I’ll be posting a lot more than I usually do – hopefully at least once a week now! – but I hope to be a lot more attentive to my little ol’ blog.  (Also, please pardon the construction.  I’m still trying to get used to WordPress.  Keep checking back for updates on the layout, etc!)

Pretty please follow me here at the new inklings press – I’d love to have you with me along this crazy ride of life that I’m on!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some NaNo to do.


On NaNo and Curveballs

I took this picture late at night on October 31st.  I planned to post it as early as possible yesterday, November 1st, announcing to the world that I was doing NaNo.
I thought I was prepared.
Then, I got up yesterday morning and found out that my great-grandfather had passed away.
My plans for that day – this entire weekend, actually – were dissolved within seconds.  Instead of babysitting for six hours, writing for two, then going to a bonfire at a friend’s house, I babysat for three, then went to visit my grandparents and great-grandma.
And you know what?  With each thing that I remembered I had wanted to – with each phone reminder that went off – I gave in a little more.  By the end of the day, as I hit “Dismiss” on the last NaNo-related phone reminder, I had relented.
It was okay that I wasn’t getting what I wanted to get done.  It was okay that, instead of trying to figure out a good opening line for my fourth chapter, I was eating food that my great-grandma had placed before me.
It’s great to surrender.  Sure, it’s hard at first, but there are multiple blessings that come out of it when you’ve finally given God all of your expectations.
Even though I felt like I wasn’t getting anything done as I rode in the car, I checked my word count at the end of the day – when Jarvis (my laptop) gave me a low battery warning – I had reached about a hundred words over my daily word count goal.  No, it wasn’t the five thousand words I had wanted to come out of the gate with, but God had seen fit to allow me to reach my word count.
And that’s a blessing.

Tveiter-tot Day!

(The above picture pretty much accurately portrays my fangirl life.  Catch me, I’m falling….)
Yes, I’m a Tveiter-tot.  *nods*
What is a Tveiter-tot, ye say?  Well, I’ll tell ya.  A Tveiter-tot is a fan (a huge fan) of the actor Aaron Tveit (top picture, far right).
Moving on.
Today is Tveiter-tot Day because today is the Master of Awesomeness Himself‘s birthday!!
Now.  If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to make me some tater-tots and watch Enjolras: The Musical.  (You can, too!  Just pop in LesMis’12 and skip all the scenes that don’t have Aaronjolras in them.  You’re welcome.)

ever had a day like this?

“But… why?” I finally managed to ask.

Meg looked up at me and smiled sadly. “I have no idea.  Maybe the author just wanted to increase her word count by making something bad happen to me.  Why else would I be here?”

Gracious sakes, y’all.  I’ve had a mild case of writer’s block for the past few weeks.

I can’t find time to write, then, when I finally do, I can’t figure out what to write!  : (

So.  Here’s my question: What do you do to get over writer’s block?  Do you drink a gallon of coffee?  Eat a barrel of chocolate?  Follow Dory’s advice and “Just keep writing!  Just keep writing!” no matter how awful it is?  (That’s what I did during NaNo last year….  Now I’m having to go through that novel and eradicate any extraneous obfuscations.)

Leave a comment below with your tips – not just for me, but for anyone else who may be reading this!


IMHO: Junior Novelizations

The In My Honest Opinion Series (IMHO) is a series of posts for the purpose of declaring my opinion on certain subjects.  My honest opinion.  (Yes, thank you, Mary.)  These posts will be my totally unbiased, totally unaltered-on-any-grounds opinion.  Each and every one of my readers are entitled to the right to comment below with their own opinion and an argument, if they so desire.  Let us begin.
You’ve all seen them.  They’re those over-simplified novelizations of movies that are coming out.  These books are released as much as two months ahead of the movie and they’re full of SPOILERS.
I always see them at Target because I go there the most, but they’re probably at all major bookstores.
I find them super annoying.  I mean, what’s the point???  Do the publishers think that they’re going to boost their ticket sales by telling everyone the ENTIRE plot of an upcoming movie?!
I usually just look at the pictures.  Which is what I did earlier today, when my brother and I stopped at Target for some items.  Anyway.  We looked in the back for a certain CD full of songs from a certain blonde guy named Aaronjolras.  (It wasn’t there.  *sad face*)
I turned a corner and there they were.  Frozen books.  Now, I did what I usually do – went for the junior novelization, straight to the middle, and was pleased to see some new pictures.  Like always, no spoilers.  I was happy.
However.  Then, I made the mistake of looking at the toddler version for more pictures.  Sadly, my gaze fell upon a certain word describing a certain picture.
My heart probably missed a few beats as it dropped to my shoes.  ‘Noooooo!!’  I thought, utterly horrified at the mistake I’d made.  I can’t believe I read that!’
I’ll end by saying this:  DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, READ THOSE JUNIOR NOVELIZATIONS!!!  Or even the coloring books or the toddler versions!!!  If you want the plot of Frozen, or the plot of any upcoming movie, for that matter, to stay oblivious to you… Heed. My. Warning.
That is all.
Go see Frozen.  If not for Idina Menzel, go see it for Santino Fontana.  Cuz they’re both awesome.
That is all.

i <3 fridays

(Random Fact About Eowyn:  I didn’t find out that the texting symbol “<3” meant a heart until about a month ago.  I always thought it was kissing lips, so I never used it.  [Doesn’t it look like puckering lips?!])
I love Fridays.  They are, without a doubt, my favorite day of the week, with Sundays coming in as a close second.
Fridays are awesome.  They’re the end of something awful (the school week – ick) and the promise of something awesome (THE WEEKEND!!  WOOT!!!).
On Fridays, I usually have more patience with my schoolwork.  More resolve to Get. It. Done. so that I can move on to the three days of freedom ahead of me.
Every Friday, we hold our annual Friday Family Fun Night – chock full of movies, popcorn, ice cream, and laughter.  I love it to death.  Recently, however, Mom and Dad have been going to their Growing Kids God’s Way class on Friday nights, so Friday now means Friday Sibling Awesome PAR-TAY!!! Night.  : )
Today, I took a holiday from school.  (For multiple reasons, the chief of which being the fact that I was supposed to take a CLEP test today, but it didn’t work out, so I’m taking a break from studying so hard and enjoying some me-time.)  Today, I’m working on my new novel while listening to Josh Groban.  (I have all of his albums except the Christmas one, so it’s a long playlist.  PERFECT for writing.)
I haven’t written anything in SO. LONG, so it’s really, really nice to be writing again.  The novel is coming along well.  It’s extremely character-driven (much like Cranford, except a lot less death…. *cough*), so it’s a bit of a challenge, but I’m enjoying it.  : )  Plus, I’ve got an amazing cast of actors backing me up by letting me use their faces for my characters, so that’s awesome.  We’re talking Aaron Tveit (I’ve finally found a character worthy of him!), Eddie Redmayne, a very young Debbie Reynolds, Kiera Knightley, Ashley Clements, and I think Liam Hemsworth just stepped in to star as Aaron’s character’s older brother.  It’s coming along great.  : )
Well, I think Josh is calling me back.  (‘Hush now, baby, don’t you cry….  Rest your wings, my butterfly.  Peace will come to you in time, and I will sing this lullaby.  Know, though, I must leave, my child, but I would stay here by your side…  And if you wake before I’m gone, remember this sweet lullaby….’  Sighhhh….  Yups.)  I’ll leave y’all with a paragraph I just finished.
“He had that sort of boyish charm that she had always liked, but there was something different this time – something that made this boy different from all of the other boys she’d ever met. He wore shorts, a green t-shirt with an half-buttoned, checkered button-up shirt over it with the sleeves rolled up, and a brown baseball cap. His face was ordinary, with ordinary freckles peppered all over his face, and reddish-brown hair peeked out from under the cap. What struck Lou, however, were his eyes. They were a mixture of brown and green, and they delved deep into Lou’s soul. Within moments, she knew that her life would never be the same. She was in love.”


Hey, y’all!  Just a quick post to remind everyone that tomorrow is the second annual Sir Percy Day!!!
This tradition started last year when the lovely Anne-girl had a Hero Week and decided that the last day would be Sir Percy Day.  It was so much fun that I begged her to do it again.  We decided that it should be an annual thing.  So here we are.
Expect many festivities tomorrow, going on at The Day-Dream and here at inklings press!!

Contest Deadline Extended!

Hey, everybody!
Just posting to tell you guys that the quote contest deadline has been extended until next Friday.  Some of you know why and some of you don’t, but you’ll all know why I had to extend it within the week.  For now, just know that I’ll be busy and unable to do any posting until next Friday at the earliest.
So!  All that to say this:  If you’ve wanted to do a submission and attempt to guess (I’ve been told by a number of people that it’s hard…. Muahahaha….), you have another week to do so!
Good luck!!