Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Sherlock

"Stop talking, you're lowering the IQ of the whole street."
"Look at you lot, you're all so vacant! Is that what it's like to not be me, it must be so relaxing!"
"Dear God, what's it like in your funny little brains, it must be so boring?" 
"Shut up! You're thinking, it's annoying."


In case you don't know, these are all quotes from Sherlock Holmes in BBC's Sherlock. It's a wonderful, wonderful, addicting television show, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.

 It's all set in the 21st century, so there's of course differences between it and the Sherlock Holme's movies, which are all set in the Victorian era, but they remain fairly cannon to the books. If you have any interest in anything Sherlockian, you most definitely want to check it out.

 If you don't get BBC (like me), you can try your local Barne's & Noble for season DVDs. Season one and two are available, but Season three has yet to be realeased on television, let alone DVD.

It's my current obsession, so you may hear a bit more about it. I'll try to avoid fangirling, but you may want to check these out: Dr. John Watson's blog and Sherlock's Website. They're really really neat. Oh, and if you live outside of the UK, to view the videos on Watson's blog go to youtube and look up The Blog of Doctor John Watson. There will be three video's that come up first, those are the ones you want :)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Imagination


Go ahead, Spongebob it. "Imaginaaaaaation." It's a gorgeous and wonderful thing and it needs to be encouraged more. Especially in small children.

This starts with a babysitting story for me. The one little girl has the greatest imagination I've ever seen. I mean, this child is nine, and she took the woods by her house, added some benches, a fire pit, cleared out some walkways, and made what she and her brothers call "The Village." It's amazing! Each of their friends has a "house" which is a smaller clearing outlined by trees/sticks/planks of wood, there's a park, and a "community center" which consists of a fire pit and some benches. It's amazing! 

Then we see kids that can look at a squiggle in a tree and say "it's a rocketship!" It just makes me smile. Then it makes me wonder: Will these kids have the same sense of imagination when they're 16? I know I don't. It makes me sad, actually. So my solution is to write more. 
Yes, I write. You can find me here on figment.com. Check out some of my stuff because a) it will make me happy ;) and b) Some people seem to think that it's pretty good. And if you're an aspiring writer, you might want to join the site. It's pretty fly. 

Where am I going with this? Argh, I should probably draft these things first...or maybe vlog...idk. Thoughts? Comments are appreciated. :)

Monday, 23 July 2012

My Purple Chair is Broken :(

It was jumped on. Now there's two holes, then the edge is torn and fluff is falling out. So sad! :'( So, until it's sewn and fixed, it'll be stories from the leather couch. It will be fixed though, and then all will be right in the world!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sweet 16


Recently, on July 20th, I turned sixteen. I had the traditional party, saw the new Batman, etc, but that's not what this post is about. A question has been haunting me lately: What makes Sixteen so special? There's nothing legally special, except for Driving. I think that driving is probably the biggest part of turning sixteen. To me, driving is freedom, in a way. Once I get my license, I can (legally) go pretty much anywhere I want. Given, I can't go with anyone I want until I get a Sr. License, but that's 18. But with freedom comes responsibility (no pun intended).

Ah, responsibility. Some people look forward to having more. I'm not so sure that I do. I'm nervous to have more things that I must be responsible for. The thought kind of scares me, to be quite honest. When you have the freedom to drive, there are so many things that could go wrong where you would have no one to blame but yourself. I don't know about you, but I have issues forgiving myself for anything. Other people? Most of the time, they don't even have to apologize to me. But me, myself, and I can have self-forgiving issues.

So I'm nervous. But I think I can handle. To quote Mr. John Green, "Emotions demand to be felt." I'll make it through the nervousness behind the wheel, or any other responsibilities my parents may give me. And I'll enjoy my new freedoms!

I'm not entirely sure the point of this post. Just my thoughts, I guess. Same as the others, I suppose. :)

Monday, 16 July 2012

Hufflepuff and Proud

Lately, I've been hearing a lot of crap about Hufflepuff.

I mean, honestly. I understand that maybe the House itself wasn't that important to the story-line. I get that. And I get that the other houses get "noble" qualities, like Gryffindors are Brave, Ravenclaws are Smart, and Slytherins are Ambitious. People argue that Kindness isn't a noble quality, and that we're useless, and we're pushovers.

First off, although kindness isn't seen as great of a quality as bravery, intelligence, and ambition, it's still an important quality! Chances are, if one member of each House were stranded on a desert island together, while the others argued over what to do, the Hufflepuff would be working. The Gryffindor might help, but the Puff would be doing the most work. (By the way, I'm not trying to offend anyone, I'm just stating my opinions.)

Hufflepuffs aren't useless, either! Just because we value kindness over anything else, doesn't mean we aren't brave, or smart, or ambitious! Take Hermione Granger, for example. She was in Gryffindor, but she was the smartest witch in her grade, smarter than any Ravenclaw. Her bravery just outweighed it. It's the same with the many of the Hufflepuffs I know. Like me. I'm really smart. I was actually expecting to be in Ravenclaw.
I'll admit, I was disappointed at first. I mean, I think very few people actually want to be in Hufflepuff. But now that I'm actually in the House, I actually like it! We're a really nice group of people, and we make really good friends. You just have to give us a chance.

Don't believe me? Watch the video below, made by the girls at Not Literally.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Crazy Me Starts A Blog


So the other day, I was describing my vacation to my friend, and jokingly said, "Haha I should start a blog." With the next few bits of our conversation, the joke became more of a serious thing.

It took me a while to convince myself to do this. I mean, open my private life to to whole interweb?! That's a big thing, for me anyway. And yeah, I get that I'm not gonna every single detail, only the bare surface and somewhat exciting things, but still. No offense, but pretty much all of you are complete strangers!

Also, I really have no idea what I'm doing. Really. None at all. I've never done a blog thing in my life! So basically, it's going to be like a little journal of my thoughts on things, and exciting/interesting things that happen in my life. So yeah. I hope this isn't a complete fail. 


And if it is? I'll have some fun anyway :)

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