Thursday, May 30, 2013

Aye, there's a picture a brewing!

 Now say it with a Scottish accent. You know you want to. :D

I find a lot of my stuff on Pinterest. I found out that my Uncle is on Pinterest...OH YAY FOR DAYS!! I basically live there. All I need to survive there is internet, a water bottle, and some oyster crackers. You know, those little octagon ones that you put in soup? I am kind of addicted to those...


This is me, everyday of my life.

This is awesome. Precious...

The comment on the bottom, and I quote, "My OCD hero, ladies and gentlemen." This comment is true. I hate it when they stack it in a mess! Because then, you cannot find what you are looking for! And then there's me. Who waits in the pharmacy straightening all the vitamin bottles on the shelf because they aren't straight...I am OCD...No, that would be CDO...Alphabetically in order.

I ripped that off of somewhere. I am not original. ~bawls~

I don't watch Spongebob. I think it's kinda...uh...really stupid. But this was funny and basically me on bad days...

This is something that relates to the last post...It's true. So you yell at your sister and the random teenager sitting on the floor by the manga shelf at the library --he's reading Bleach-- and he's like...? Never mind.....*so many feels*

This here, horrified me. I don't know why. I just...don't know why. I mean, I am not an Elvis Grandma loves him...this just struck me as...yikes. It was funny though. :O)

Oh dear...saw this and facepalmed. Really. Really? Clever wordplay, I will give them that. Oh gosh...

Speaking of Benedict Cumberbatch, I found this picture on Pinterest yesterday. Someone morphed him and Robert Downey Jr. They both play Sherlock, and this is what they got:

I thought it was pretty cool.

Pretty cool...yeah.... ^.^

I realize now, how depressed I am over the series finale of Merlin. We started BBC's Robin Hood the other day and I can't not watch it and think Thorin. It's like, in the first episode, he gives you one of those, "Thorin stares" as I call it and then everyone respects him. But I can't get over how negative his attitude is so far. It's so angry/mean almost.

But it's also hard to not sigh over Richard Armitage.
I am such a bloody fangirl.
Needless to say, Guy is my favorite character. Out of 3 whole episodes...YEAH.

 I must go now, I guess. It's late. 
 I was reading with my dying flashlight on my bed until midnight. 
 Then, in the morning, around 10:30, I fell asleep during my Science. Bacteria is boring! I got in an excellent nap though. It was so short lived--

 Oh, I forgot this awesome painting of Fili I found--

I wish I had the program and the talent to do stuff like this. I think it's amazing. Kudos to the artist!!

Man, I love it.

I am such a fangirl. 

♫I don't care! I love it!♫


It's so hot in the Northeast--

 I told you I would be back. Granted, it wasn't around Tuesday like I expected...I have been super busy. I guess not busy. I have been doing stuff like reading and I am trying to work on my novel and school and other extra things and crafting (I am in the process of binding a book that I made out of printer paper) and Pinterest and etc...

 There is just too much to post and I either don't have enough time to post it or I am just too lazy.  I guess it doesn't matter...for I am here now. ~gleam~

To explain the matter further--this is a picture I took of all my library books. I did it to prove my point.

There are 7 books here. The one on the top however, I decided not to read. The rest of the pile includes titles such as Cathing Fire, Mockingjay (both the sequels to The Hunger Games) The Looking Glass Wars, (book 1 and 2) and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing-Traitor to the Nation- Book 2, and last but not least, Clockwork Princess. I think they are all going to be fairly awesome books. I had read The Hunger Games last summer. It thought it was alright--at that point I wasn't much into the Post Apocalyptic books. Funny how things change in a year--and I decided to get the last two. I guess the adds on the internet of Catching Fire (movie) had reminded me that I hadn't finished them yet. I will have to blog that movie poster. Katniss's dress is AWEEEESOME!

As for The Looking Glass Wars...I am a complete Wonderland fan. They struck me as interesting. I guess the story is that Lewis got it all wrong and this was what really happened...I don't know for sure. I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. I don't know what I was thinking when I got seven novels...and then I only have 3 weeks for them. And apparently I will be busy and not be able to read them except for in the wee hours of the morning...Ugh.

The Life of Octavian Nothing. I had just recently finished the first one. Let me explain how I came across this.

A couple months ago--and now still, as it would seem--I was really into books written in first person. Mainly because I was trying to write one. I still am. And then I started another. Then I had two stories started and now...I have started another one. Sometimes, I wonder if this is was being a writer is like. 

Anyway, I stumbled across Octavian Nothing while searching the library shelves. The thing that struck me as cool  was the pages were kind of ripped. Not the pages in the book...rather, the sides of the pages. They looked as though they were meant to be older looking and worn. Well, that effect certainly worked. The book itself looked cool, but the inside was a little cooler.

Here's the summary, I am not very good at typing those up.

The greater part of the story is told by a boy named Octavian, who grew up with his mother Cassiopeia, an African princess, in a house full of philosophers and scientists in colonial Boston. Under the watchful eyes of Mr. Gitney, also known as 03-01, Octavian has received a classical education as well as a musical education which has made him into an extremely skilled violinist. Octavian eventually comes to understand the price of his powdered wigs and education: he is not only the "property" of Mr. Gitney, but he is also being used as an experiment to test whether the African race is inferior to the European race.
In time, Cassiopeia angers the scientists' benefactor and the Society loses its monetary support. The two are forced to go under the new watchful eye of Richard Sharpe, who cuts Octavian off from his books. It is later revealed that Richard Sharpe works for a group of colonial businessmen, who now fund the house where Octavian is held. These businessmen own slaves, and it is strongly implied that Sharpe is attempting to bias the experiment with Octavian in order to prove that Africans are inferior. He does this by stopping most of Octavian's education and making him work in the house.
When the political unrest that would later spur the American Revolution begins to seep into the Gitney household, Gitney decides to move into the countryside outside of Boston, and then hold a Pox Party. Each attendee is infected with the pox, with the hope that under this controlled circumstance they will have only benign cases. Gitney also wants to both weaken and quarantine his slaves when he begins to hear talk of a slave revolt. Cassiopeia, however, is killed by the pox, and after her death is dissected by the scientists in the house. Octavian discovers what the scientists are doing and in his anger flees the house, and ends up in the Colonial Army. 
Octavian's military adventures are narrated mostly in epistolary form by Private Evidence Goring in letters to his sister Fruition. Octavian is eventually recaptured, and back at the Gitney house he is kept chained and completely alone. When Sharpe and Gitney, as well as his former classics teacher Dr. Trefusis, eventually decide to speak with him, Octavian is furious to discover that, with many of their funds coming from plantation owners in Virginia, they are counting on Octavian to fail, and to prove the "inferiority" of the African race.
I apologize for basically spoiling the book, but I thought it was cool and I didn't know how else to put it. :/ I thought it was really interesting. Overall, I enjoyed it!

Then there is Clockwork Princess. The third--and I believe final--book in the Infernal Devices series by Cassie Clare. I am only 4 chapters in and a lot has happened.

But I swear, if my favorite character dies...I will NEVER read books again.

That reminds me of a conversation I had with my Mom...earlier this month...

Me: [Sitting on the couch, just finished Entwined by Heather Dixon] [I toss the finished book aside.] The book is over, my *life* is over. I am never reading again.

Mom: [Who was walking through the living room, looked at me.] No.

She was right. I have read maybe two books since then...I don't know.

But that is completely irrelevant. Entwined was an AMAZING book, BTW. There is a character called The Keeper...He started out amazing...and He was still cool, even as he was going down hill. That's totally a book I would recommend.

This here is a book I bought at the book sale they were holding at the Library the day I went. I love book sales--mostly because I am trying to up my book collection so I can have an amazing book shelf. It was interesting because a few weeks ago, I wrote the name "Dorian Gray" on my whiteboard. It was a reminder to find the book at the library and put it on hold. Well, I didn't get it on hold, but I got it nevertheless...I am a happy girl indeed. I have wanted to read this book for a few weeks now.

That, and my goal this summer is to read A LOT. I know...that's all I did last summer. But all I read last summer were Historical Fictions, Inspirational Fictions and the like. This year, I am going to go more for classic stuff. Stuff like Wilde, Dickens, Poe, Voltaire, Shakespeare...must I go on? Then I want to read EVERY single thing that Tolkien ever wrote. That is my biggest goal for this summer.

It's going to be fantastic. 

And this well, I decided that I am going to randomly post the pictures of what ends up on the whiteboards...This was something my sister made. It's


And there's a Unicorn there, so, yeah. Believe it.

I have more picture to post.
Be right back.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Just a real quick one.

Well, I have a load of Library books to read. There was a book sale yesterday and...I will save that for another post. Today, I just wanted to say that I will be back--probably around Tuesday or Wednesday. Also, I wanted to post this because it made me smile.

Nori and Bofur. As it would seem.

Have a great Holiday weekend.
We thank those who do so much for us!
Happy Memorial Day!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013


 I have had a song stuck in my head for days now. It is called, "Falling." By none other than The Civil Wars. I know, I have been a little obsessed with them lately...So, maybe if I post the video and lyrics, it will be out of my head. I doubt it. Highly.

Haven't you seen me sleepwalking,
'Cause I've been holding your hand
Haven't you noticed me drifting
Oh let me tell you I am
Tell me it's nothing
Try to convince me
That I'm not drowning
Ooh let me tell you I am
Please, please tell me you know
I've got to let you go
I can't help falling
Out of love with you, ooh
Why I am feeling so guilty
Why I am holding my breath
I'm worried 'bout everyone but me
And I just keep losing myself
Tell me it's nothing
And try to convince me
That I'm not drowning
Oh let me tell you I am
Please, please tell me you know
I've got to let you go
I can't help falling out of love
With you
Oh, won't you read my mind
Don't you let me lie here
And die here
Oh, please, please tell me you know
I've got to let you go
I can't help falling
Out of love with you
With you, oh
Haven't you noticed
I'm sleepwalking

There we go. That should do it.

I think that if I could ever get myself to learn the guitar, this would be the first song I would learn. Oh heck, I would learn the whole album first. It is a change from posting about Thorin. So that's good...I think.

Speaking of Thorin, since Merlin is ending, my sister and I were in search of a new BBC drama. We looked at things such as Doctor Who, Sherlock--sister freaked when she saw the trailer because she read the book and it was just like it (I was just confused because Martin Freeman was there...and I was like, Bilbo? Why are you Watson?? Where are the Dwarves?)--and Robin Hood. I think in the end, we decided on Robin Hood first. I was scrolling down on the cast list on IMDB and a name struck me as familiar.

It was Richard Armitage.

This guy.

And I was like, isn't that Thorin?

There I go again...


Your argument is invalid...

But I was right, anyway, so that's all that matters.

So, I stepped back and said, "We are watching that."

Enough said.

He's even kinda majestic without being Oakenshield....


I must go get my sanity back.
It's way too hot outside to be sane.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Another Thorin thing?

 Yes, well, I will make it short. I was on Pinterest again. I seriously need to get myself to a..uh...healthier Pinterest schedule...But I found some funny Thorin things...And that makes up for all the crazy. So, there!

Well, I can honestly only point out Captian America and Tony Stark...I haven't seen The Avengers yet so I am not sure who the Eye-Patch guy is...But I thought it was so funny. I will get to The Avengers some day. I will see if the Library has it.

These. Are. True.

I guess I have been posting a little bit too "much" of Thorin. I need to post about something else. I don't know.

We shall leave that for tomorrow.

Good night.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Merlin things. Comic con. Funny faces.


 But, there was a DVD that had extras on it. sister and I, and my dear puppy, Ginger, sat down and watched them. Beyond the hilarity of Bloopers, there was some funny business on the Comic Con video. I have some screenshots from it. I think it would be great to go to Comic Con...I have found out that there is a Hobbit Con as well...~laughs maniacally ~

This was just Anthony and Colin laughing hysterically at something. It's hard to look at it without laughing, or at least smiling. :D SEE!? IT BE COMIC CON!

Margaret, my sister, and I were like, "OH MY GOSH THIS IS SO SO SO TRUE!" when we heard Colin say this. For it is completely true. His Father was in one episode. At the end of the episode--DEAD. A girl that was a love interest for Merlin (Lady of the Lake)...One episode--and we were so happy for him because only Arthur gets pretty girls or whatever--and then...end of episode...DEAD.


Bradly being a goofball behind Colin. Too funny not to take a screenshot of. Haha.

Then there was this. I don't know what was going on, or what they were looking at, but it just never gets old. I believe we watched this blooper scene...3 times...? Maybe? It just was funny every time! And it continued to be funny...

I might as well post my other funnies here while I am at it. They are also screenshots I took. I mean, what do you think I did last night for two hours? I wasn't sleeping...


He likes much as the next...Hobbit, but he really likes to know who they are before they come...visiting. I just thought it was funny. All of my screenshots aren't in order, but they still make sense...if you are clever enough. I am jesting. :)

It seems I have a comment for all of these. I don't like how this one's a little smushed and blurry, but I use paint...I don't have GIMP or Photoshop or the fancy things. Paint suits me just fine. Anyway, I just thought it was funny what they were discussing. You have to listen really hard (or have the captions on) to hear it. Hehe.

Bilbo. In the background. Where are they coming from?

What I thought was funny here was, that, it may be eaten by the block, but Bofur has an entire ham...

Again, the background words. Captions are awesome.

These weren't in the same sequences...but it saved me time putting them together rather than saving them in...etc. I don't know how to explain how it saved me time. It just did. I loved the top face, and the bottom one as well. He is just a sad, funny little dude.

Me on bad days. Face and all.

Comment here, same as the one above. Just kidding. Bebother and Confusticate are excellent words though...

Bilbo--in the back. Ha.

Me, trying to remember the dwarves.

Gloin's comment in the background. Classic.

I say this every day. I kid you not.

Nori's comment. 

That was a very, very long and picture filled post. I think I may need to take a nap after that one. It was worth it thought.


Because of Thorin...

 The other day, I was trying to remember all of the names to all 13 Dwarves. I get pretty far...maybe 10 of them, and then I can't remember. My little sister--who is standing next to me--goes, "Sleepy!" It was super cute. So now, when I get past the few I know, I just continue with Sleepy, Dopey, and Doc. Hehe...

Why Thorin, you ask? Well, I have already done a post with Ori in it...I do believe...and I had a discussion with one of my sisters on how majestic this guy is. There is this board game--it was one of my Dad's old ones--called "Mad Magazine-The Game." My sister said something about it...and...yeah, here:

This is the box-front of the game.

This is a spot on the board.

Needless to say, he can go anywhere on the board...


I shall be back, I have many, many Hobbit and Dwarf things to post...


Monday, May 13, 2013

Sic semper tyrannis.

 I came up with "Sic semper tyrannis" as the post's name because it has been stuck in my mind since last Thursday.

Here is something from Wikipedia for those who are not familiar with the term:

Sic semper tyrannis is a Latin phrase meaning "thus always to tyrants." The full quotation, Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis(literally : "Thus always I eradicate tyrants' lives"), or "death to tyrants" or "down with the tyrant." The phrase is often said to have originated with Marcus Junius Brutus during the assassination of Julius Caesar, but according to Plutarch, Brutus either did not have a chance to say anything, or if he did, no one heard what was said:"Caesar thus done to death, the senators, although Brutus came forward as if to say something about what had been done, would not wait to hear him, but burst out of doors and fled, thus filling the people with confusion and helpless fear..."[1] 
The phrase has been invoked historically in Europe and other parts of the world as an epithet or rallying cry against abuse of power. It is the official motto of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania. In the United States it is best known as the words John Wilkes Booth said that he shouted during his assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Now, I had originally thought that it meant, "Long live the tyrants." But now that I think about it, that thought it basically the same as "Thus always." I am not very good with my Latin. I got maybe 6 lessons in the book before I wanted to switch to Italian. I like Italian much better.

 Though, it is true that Latin is pretty much the "base" for languages such as Italian. Latin is also a base for Spanish too. Some words in Latin are very similar--if not the same--to some words in Italian and Spanish. I am not sure if French is included in this, however. That would be something I would have to look up.

 For example, Gratias is Latin for "Thanks." Such as Deo gratias--which is Latin for "Thanks be to God."

"Thanks" in Italian, is Grazie. It's pretty close to the Latin word for thanks. Granted, I am not very good with my Italian--yet, and I did think it was spelled g-r-a-t-s-i...Nevertheless, I will continue to work on it. As for the Latin, I know a good deal of it from things I have memorized over the years. I cannot speak it fluently like I can English, but I mentally know a few things...such as prayers and the like. But if you asked me to say them out loud, well, I am not a public speaker. :)

Anyway, to finish up what I was saying, the Spanish word for "Thanks" is gracias.


I believe them to be fairly similar.*

I didn't think this was to be some sort of lesson on the similarities of "Thanks", but I guess that's what it turned out to be!

I believe it was originally some sort of rant on a News post my Dad sent to me about Merida.

Another day, I guess.

I's a beautiful day outside. It's cold though. I am inside because I have been feeling under the weather. Figured I would read something before I either took a nap, or watched a movie. My dog didn't want to watch anything with me today. ~sob~

I found a "Pajama Diaries" comic in one of the gazillion papers my little sister saves for me--I cut the funny ones out and put them in a scrapbook. Like the ones used for photographs. Weird? Nah--and it was totally, totally true.


I gotta go. I might watch/read something that has to do with Lord Of The Rings...

I don't know.

Have an awesome day now.

*This is my opinion of the languages. It may be true, it may not be, I read it in a book somewhere...I apologize if it's wrong. ^.^

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pippin's Song.

 Now, if it wasn't mentioned before, Peregrin Took is my favorite Hobbit. I think it's because of his attitude, or his accent...I don't know. I just found out that he was the youngest...I didn't realize how Hobbits age differently...I am so bad with my LOTR knowledge...Oh geez.

I found this Sherlock video and the song on it was really cool. So my sister looked it up and found out that it was the same song that Pippin sung in Return of The King.

I looked up Pippin's song. And here it is. This was my favorite part of the third movie. Save Aragorn's wedding and Sam's wedding. ♥

I must go to bed soon. Merlin was fantastic. The dragon is getting old...I really hope that he doesn't die.

Morgana, well, she's still crazy.




 SO! Last week, around Wednesday, I ordered two cd's from Amazon.

After a week and a half of waiting...




It came.

 So what did I order, you ask? Well, after getting The Civil Wars album from the library, I listened to it about 7 times all the way through in the two weeks I had it. That is what I got today. And if I am reading the correct sources...THEY ARE COMING OUT WITH A SECOND ALBUM!!~insert fangirl squeal here~ I cannot wait! Cannot wait...cannot wait...

The other thing I got was The Lumineers album. I loved "Ho Hey" so I bought the album. Makes sense. Totally. Hopefully the album in itself is as amazing as the single. :)

In other news: I saw a man today that looked like Hayao Miyazaki. Then I texted my sister about it. But I doubt it was him. I don't think he would have any good reason to be here in the northeast...Unless he was coming to visit me...

I also finished painting my brothers room. And I am now currently watching Merlin. Yes, it's back on the SYFY channel. I could cry with happiness.

I should be returning...


Monday, May 6, 2013


So, I was on Pinterest again...I have almost 400 things that I repinned...

This was one of the best. I don't know why...oh yeah, because it's true.

I know I said something about screenshots of Fili...but in my defense, he's in this one! LOL.

I haven't been on much because I have been busy with family related stuff and I was repainting my bedroom. I have pictures of before and after. So when I get the time, I will post them.

It's amazing what primer will do!

Ahhhhaa...I love that picture...


Friday, May 3, 2013

It's Midnight. I am blogging. Let's get crazy

 Well, it is obvious that I am pulling an all-nighter.

And I don't have my DVD copy of The Hobbit downstairs, so I can't take screenshots of Kili...

Hum. Another day (psst, tomorrow, most likely.)

Instead, I will burn this one up with GIFs of....


This is my favorite...
Have you ever noticed that Aidan Turner kinda looks like Josh Groban? I wonder if he can sing?

Ohhhhhhhhh...ho...ho..hooooo. Oh.

Happy Saturday ya'll!



Signing off, a very tired,
~Natsu ♥

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I'll come out and say it, I don't really have a good post title. There.

 Okay. Due to internet problems--and my own constant laziness, I haven't been doing much blogging. But I was reading all day yesterday, basically, so I was doing something.

  So today's post is going to be different than what I have been previously posting. That meaning: it will probably be full of music videos and maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I really don't know.

This song is called "The Bells of New York City." It by Josh Groban. I few weeks ago, I got the "Illumintaions" album from the library. I know that it was an earlier one, but I am not sure what year. Anyway, this was my favorite song from it besides, "War at Home."

I like the part of War at Home when he gets to the chorus, the vocals are awesome! The lyrics, if I can remember correctly are these: "You see these hands they're bruised and brown."

Now this is the lyric video for a song called "Poison and Wine" by my new favorite duo ever, The Civil Wars. Why don't I post the official video? Well,  it's a fine video--I check mostly every video before I post it, ya know, try to keep this blog mostly G-rated--but when I posted it, it landed on a... weird spot. SO! If you want to see it, it's in this link. It's a fine video, as I said before. I was hoping that they would do a video like this one. I like the simpler ones with the piano and guitar. It's so much better than what an acted something or another would be.

Maybe one of the facts here is that I cannot play the piano or guitar...even thought I REALLY WANT TOO. Hah. I do have a guitar...but my fingers weren't made for fretting. That's what my mind is for. :D (See, that was a joke.)

Then it's like, "you really gotta get better with the jokes, Mutant."

"I'm laughing on the inside."

I will give a medal to whoever gets that reference.

Okay, so, it's a theoretical medal.

Fine, it was Molly Mahoney and Henry in "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium."

Awesome movie...

Anyway, I went off track there.

Isn't funny that Word will spell-check Aragorn, but it doesn't spell-check Bilbo Baggins? I thought it was funny.

Again, I went of track.

Bad girl. Bad. ~smack~

 Then there was this certain thing I wanted to post because I thought it was incredibly epic. Now, I am not so much into pop/rock music and the like, but I am open to any kind of music. The song in this music video totally worked with the whole theme of the show and whoever made this video did a stupid awesome job. I have never seen movement and music combined so well...

I found it on a blog that I think I have posted before. (BTW this is the site.) So, this is what he had to say about it.

I was beyond impressed. Radioactive is the type of song that really gets your adrenaline rushing and the message within really compares well with The Legend of Korra’s storyline. All the sound effects and animation clips fit together well and it looked like the creator really put a lot of time and effort into it.
What he was talking about was a little thing called Legend of Korra AMV (Radioactive).

When I saw this the first time, I kinda chilled over. You know, like you do, when something is completely and utterly awesome. Then, when it was over, and I could talk again, I declared that I was going to blog it.

And I will continue to sing this song for the rest of the day.  

I don't know. I love Legend of this is just as epic as anything could get.

Man, it's awesome. I think I have watched it 7 times, maybe?

 Well, I think that does it for this post.
I shall be back.

Have an awesome day.