June 22, 2016

Visiting With My Cousins

Hello. It is Evy today, yet again. I have not posted in a while because I have been
 a) Forgetful
b)  At my grandparents' house
c) All of the above

The answer is, of course, all of the above. I have been forgetful, but with the excuse that I was at my grandparents' house having fun with my cousins.
I have three cousins on my mom's side, two boys and a girl. The girl is the oldest, three years younger than me and one year younger than Ali. She runs a blog, too, Charlie's Hoopla, under the alias Charlie Evans (Guessing that's short for Charlotte, but not sure). There she calls her two brothers Mason & Braxton Evans.
I am not quite sure which is which, but I think Mason is the older boy and Braxton is the younger one. I had no part at all in naming them.
Anyway.
Charlie and I had a lot of fun. I brought Maryellen with me and she brought her doll Emily. They shared some clothes and we did a fashion show/photo shoot with them in each other's clothes.
On Monday we went to a state park with a really fun creek. It had a waterfall that was a lot of fun to slide down. There was moss on some parts of the rock, and it literally felt like fur. It was crazy. If you started at the top of the waterfall, you could slide all the way down into a shallow pool at the end. Charlie was the only one wearing an actual bathing suit, so she got the best slides. After the shallow pool, in a part we named "the lazy river" you got sucked down between two rocks. There was a really deep part that came up to my waist, and then you could slide. After that there was another part that came up above my waist, and it was really cool because we could actually swim in it.
We decided to call this place the "Really River Resort" because it was a cool name and because of the slides.
Up at the top of the waterfall, after Charlie and Ali had gone to the playground, Mason made a weird discovery. He found a dead fish. He picked it up and was showing my mom and aunt. Then he went up to the playground and showed Charlie and Ali. They said:
"Eww, Mason! Is that a dead fish?" Then every other kid on the playground  came over to look. Mason had a fan club for a minute. I guess little kids find dead fish intriguing.
Mason kept dragging it around, and Charlie told him to get rid of it. I determined that we should hold a funeral and send it down the waterfall. The natural equivalent of flushing a fish, I guess. So we had a funeral procession and said something almost nice about the fish. Then Mason threw it and I threw a carrot after it.

That was my story for today, I hope you liked. Have you ever held a funeral for something that likely didn't care? I have held four-ish funerals for vanilla wafers, as well as the fish.

June 5, 2016

Fun with Poem Generator

Hi guys! Guess who? It's Gemstone! Yay for me.
But anyway, I have been playing with a poem generator. The link is HERE if you want to try it yourself. It is fairly straightforward, in terms of using it. It literally just generates random poems, and some of them are very funny. I'm going to test each setting and theme and see how the poems turn out. The funniest ones I will share.
The first one is a Nonnet. The first line has nine syllables and on syllable is taken away each time. This one is sort of random.

truck stops in the rust belt brace the earth  
 the shallow birds of paradise  
 his false shadow, painted skin
catharsis of water  
tar black feather ball  
  the war tattoo  
calling birds
christmas  
leaves

This next one sounds like a really creepy halloween story.

jack o'lanterns burn   
a nightjar in a tree screams  
engines left to rot  
trapped in the constellations  
time claims its victory now

This one sounds like someone chasing a wild turkey. It almost makes sense.

sun
  turkey
beating wings
she will tumble
straw

This one is just funny. That last line!

the slow brown river flows on
  she chases her tail   
gasoline 

To me, this one is kind of sad. It's a haiku.

wide flat dusty road 
  the dead and green leaves clutter  
elephant alone

Is this one a story of a war? I especially like the last line. I can see a story in this.
eye  
rusting  
  if she falls   
  scraps of blue paper   
checked shirts, red necks, shotguns  
  grey hide in the undergrowth     
found in the broken pulse of time  

Wow. There are probably tons of combinations I haven't tried yet, so go try it out for yourself. What do you think of the last one, or the rest for that matter?
Gemstone