December 28, 2016

Christmas pictures

Hello there, and Merry Christmas a few days late. This Christmas was really nice. I didn't get many presents, but it was really warm outside. Like, 75 ish degrees. I was wearing shorts.
Now for pictures.
This is Ali cutting out some cookies. I love holiday baking because it is the only time that we make cookies into shapes and not just blobs.

The rest of these were taken at a Christmas party. I thought their decorations were amazing, especially compared to ours. A toddler lives at my house, along with two cats that like to climb Christmas trees, so no breakable ornaments yet.
Now, an announcement. I really want to do a q&a post, so if you have anything to ask me please comment! Leave as many questions as you like, because I don't think I will get many. The post will be out before 2017.
Until later,

December 17, 2016

Gemstone Dragons

I am almost sure that you have noticed by now that Evy likes dragons. And you probably knew that I (Gemstone) was a dragon. Evy's pet dragon, in fact.
But did you know that I'm not her only dragon? That's right. There's more of us.
(Evy's note: this is basically profiling of my Dragon collection. I do collect them.)
So far, there are eleven of us in the household, including me.


Gemstone (me):

(This is Evy's artistic rendition of me.)
I am Gemstone, a Precious Stone Dragon, with the ability to locate things underground easily, such as gemstones. I was Evy's first dragon, as well as being the only red dragon she has.




This is Gleam. He is an ice dragon, despite the fact that the Webkinz company believes that he is a storm dragon. *insert dramatic sigh here* They never get it right, do they?
He strongly dislikes being called Elsa for some reason, and he wears a fire amulet around his neck to keep his fire powers from being snuffed out.



Gray is a sea dragon. She is the only mother dragon in the house. She was made by Evy specifically to mother Glint, which seems strange to me. She never made mothers for any of the other dragons.
True to her motherly nature, she has healing powers that she uses very frequently for anything and everything.



One body just wasn't enough for Gretta. Even though she stays in her dragon form most of the time, she has also impersonated me, Mint, and even Frankenstein's monster on one occasion.
She is a shapeshifter dragon, in case you were wondering. She was the first dragon that Evy ever made, and the largest too. But that was back when she had a larger supply of clay...


Glow is a night dragon who guards dreams. Evy bought him at a craft fair last year, adding a third clay dragon to her collection. After she bought him, Evy named him Glow, then brought him home to discover that his hair and spots actually glowed in the dark. Who would have guessed?
He takes care of the rest of the dragons, fighting away night monsters with his trusty lantern. Does this sound like a superhero movie to anyone else?


Glint is a baby sea dragon. She was the first sea dragon, and was the fourth clay dragon to join our family. She is too young to be showing powers yet, unless she sneezes and something happens. That happened with Gretta, actually. It was terrifying.
Everyone says she is the cutest, even Evy. I think she might be Evy's favorite dragon. *insert jealous glare here*


Glenn is an earth dragon who likes to grant wishes. He is still developing that ability, being very young, and likes to help Grant out with his guard posts.
He likes to draw small doodles, and his fire is more like gentle sunlight. In general, he is a very sweet and friendly dragon.


Grant is essentially a burglar alarm dragon, but don't tell him I said that. Officially, he is called a guard dragon. He can detect unwanted presences, to a point.
His job is similar to Glow's, but he uses fire instead of just light to fight away monsters/robbers/toddlers/etc.


This is Glitter, and for once the Webkinz company sort of got her personality right.
She is a romance/friendship dragon. I don't know exactly what she does, nor does anyone else, not even Evy.
She loves glitter, and sparkles, in stark contrast to Evy's (and my) great dislike of them. 
The gemstone amulet she is wearing represents an important friendship to Evy. I am a little bit jealous that Glitter got to have it, even though it is a gemstone, which I excel at protecting.


This little guy's name is Rayne. He is a water dragon, not a sea dragon, and there is a difference. He has minor powers over water, but more often than not the water gets the best of him.
His small size is barely a disadvantage though, because it means he can explore almost anywhere. He has a great sense of adventure.


This is Selene, the Lego dragon. (Clouds is a Lego dragon too, actually.) I'm not sure what her specific abilities are. She seems pretty good at all magic, especially the very magicy kinds, like flight and invisibility.
She acts as a sort of mother to Clouds, even though he isn't a baby. I think she wishes she had a little one. Maybe someday she will.

Those are Evy's dragons and my roommates. Even though they are annoying sometimes, I do love them and am very good friends with most of them.
Signing off until next time,

Gemstone (who is sorta kinda considering getting a signature. Maybe.)

December 3, 2016

I have returned! (And the Sunshine Blogger award)

I'm writing to Muppets Christmas music. Some of their songs are so funny! And I pretty much have them all memorized because I have been listening to them since I was little.
Anyway, I have emerged from the depths of NaNoWriMo with a half-finished novel and the desire to sleep for a week (or at least be a Pintresting lump for a while.) I'm going to take a break, then when I am ready I will write a thousand words a day until Shadowed is finished. I still have no better title for it, but I haven't thought about it much.
As usual, the plot went right out the window around halfway through the month. I think the story is more interesting for it though. The beginning and end still follow the plot, but the middle is very different. (I also think that the MC's older sister is actually the antagonist!) I only made it to 35,000 words, but that is still a huge achievement for me. I hope to finish Shadowed by Christmas, so feel free to bug me about that.
That's pretty much it for the NaNo check up, so on to the other part of this post.


The rules:

Answer the 11 questions from the nominator.
Nominate 11 blogs.
Ask them 11 questions
Hmm... Well, thank you to the amazing Anika for nominating me. 
My nominees are: The first eleven people to read this? I guess if you comment I can tell but otherwise it doesn't matter.

So now the questions!

What is your favorite winter drink?
Hot chocolate is amazing (definitely my favorite) but I drink tea more because it requires less effort. 

Sleep in or wake early?
Sleep in. It's more enjoyable to get 10 hours of sleep from 11-9 rather than 8-6 for some reason.

What’s your favorite kind of pizza?
THE PIZZA KIND. I really don't know. It's all pizza to me.

Have you ever met any bloggers IRL?
No, unless you count my sister Ali, who does have a blog. 

What’s your favorite genre of books?
I have been really into romance recently. Futuristic/dystopia and some styles of fantasy are close behind.

Library of Book Store? Why?
Library all the way because it's pretty much free. Unless the book store has things the library doesn't.

If you had to give up one, would you stop blogging or watching TV shows? (Don’t worry, you can still watch movies, just not series or episodes.)
I would give up TV because I don't watch very much anyway.

Who is your bestie blogger buddy? (Yes, I stole that from Abby)
Probably Anika. I haven't really talked to many other bloggers.

If you met me (Anika) in real life, what do think I would be like?
All I can really imagine is your blogging identity, so I think you would be a lot like that.

If you could only use 1 word to describe yourself what would it be?
Artist. I consider drawing, writing, filming and ballet to be forms of art, and those are my favorite things to do.

How many words can you type in a minute?
Let's find out. (One minute later...) I can type seventy five if I'm not trying to keep a story going. Probably about forty if I am writing a story.

So that was the Sunshine Blogger Award! Have you noticed the background change? Did you do NaNoWriMo?
Until next time,