August 16, 2017

Evy Is Obsessed

I'm obsessed guys. Someone stop me before I go completely broke.
With what, you ask?
Well.
American Girl's CUSTOM DOLL LINE!!?!! It's the answer to the dream I didn't even know I had. I almost screamed when I saw the catalog.
Here is the link, if anyone wants it.
This thing is amazing. You can put together combinations of face molds, eyes, (you can even do odd eyes, how cool is that?) hair colors and styles, and pick from a few pre-set outfits and accessory sets.
I already have Maryellen, Kaya, and Alissa, and joint custody of Disney and Rileigh with Allie. I really don't need to spend $200 on a doll. Or anything, for that matter. Also, the custom line is twice as expensive, likely because it can't be as routine as the regular lines. Everything from AG is freakin' expensive.

These are my creations:


The dolls look a little awkward because it's just images layered together.
This is Nina. She plays a bunch of sports and loves dogs. She never wears her hair down and carries four extra hair ties everywhere.


This is Olivia. She likes sparkles and flowers, and she collects snow globes. Sunrise is her favorite time of day.


This is Louise. She could be likened to a nature spirit. She loves plants and could spend hours in the woods. Shoes are her mortal enemy.

Cerise is an animal-loving daydreamer. She loves to sew (and she made that dress herself.) She also has odd eyes, one gray and one blue, but it's hard to tell in the screenshot.

And lastly, my favorite:


This is Evan Clara Mackenzie. I cannot get over how adorable she is. Evan is a nerdy journalist who wears a lot of friendship bracelets. She loves bright colors and rollercoasters.
I really want to buy Evan. It's very tempting. Don't be surprised if I have a doll box show up on my porch before Christmas.

August 10, 2017

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated for this tag three times total, which is cool because the questions change every time. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Thank you to Sage @ My Little Galaxy for these amazing and super unique questions! I really loved answering them.


 Rules:
1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog. 
(Thanks again Sage, you're awesome!)
2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

I tag:
Sophie @ Lunar Reflections
Charlie @ Picking Pineapples
Daisy @ Caught Daydreaming

At least I have three nominees this time, right?
Now for the questions.

1. Where is your favorite place in the world?

This is such a hard question. There are a lot of places in the world.
However, I'm going to say the summer camp that I go to every year. (no name because location and stuff) It's so peaceful and beautiful.
Or just in the woods somewhere, with good friends.

2. Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

only one? Allie and I created a city of them when we were little. Everyone was a superhero. I was married to Harry Potter and had five kids, Jordan, Lolipop, Alissa, Alice, and Aylya. My two best friends were Superzap and Dependia. It was fabulous.

3. What’s the strangest or best dream you’ve ever had?

Oh my. I've had some strange dreams, and I remember them really well. Here's a recent one that isn't too long.

I was at summer camp again. My group this year was all girls, and that stayed consistent, except for one person. Frank Iero from MCR had joined my group. No one questioned his presence, he just belonged there.
Half of the group was out hiking, including Frank. My half was sitting on the floor in our cabin, talking or something. On the floor in front of me was a two liter bottle of pink lemonade, and an empty water bottle. I was thirsty, so I decided to pour some into the water bottle and drink it.
I had just taken a sip when the girl next to me said, "That's Frank's lemonade!"
I replied, "Whatever, I'll just finish it before he gets back."
Of course, as soon as I said that, the half of the group that he's with comes back up the path. I panic and lunge for the larger bottle. I barely manage to pour the lemonade back in and get back to my seat before Frank comes in. I'm still afraid he'll notice the missing lemonade, because apparently he has superpowers, but he doesn't. Instead, he sits down, picks up the bottle, and empties it over his head.
I just go, "I COULD HAVE DRANK THAT?"

So. Lemonade showers. Yeah.

4. What’s your nickname?

*scowls* Emo Spicy Girl. If you were wondering, Sam has actually addressed me with that.
And a number of variations on my real name, including Miss A, what my dad calls me.

5. What is your favorite day of the year?

I mean... They're all days. I don't really have a favorite.

6. What’s the earliest memory you have?

I'm in my next door neighbors' house. Someone traverses the stairs (up or down, I don't remember) to go make me microwave popcorn.
My dad says this might be the day Allie was born, which would make me a little more than two.

7. What’s your favorite Disney movie?

I always answer Robin Hood but I actually don't know. Cars is good.

8. Do you have a strange talent? If so, what is it?

I have double-jointed shoulders. Is that a talent?

9. Why did you decide to start blogging?

I saw Doll Diaries and thought it would be cool to write and take pictures of my American Girl Dolls. Thus, Evy's Little Corner was born. I only posted about dolls twice before it became a personal blog.

10. Describe yourself using only words that are under five letters.

Tired artist. Music. Dance. Love for all.  
Does this make sense?

11. Lastly, what is your favorite number and why?

Seventeen. It's prime and the only "teen" number with three syllables.
Also it appears in the song S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W by My Chemical Romance, but it was my favorite number before I knew that.


These questions were amazing and so fun to answer. Hopefully mine can match in quality.

  1. What color is  your favorite shirt?
  2. What song comes to mind when you think of the word "love"?
  3. Do you wear makeup? Do you want to?
  4. What is on your phone/tablet case?
  5. What happened in your most recent dream?
  6. Can you skate?
  7. Title of the last book you read?
  8. Chocolate popcorn or caramel popcorn?
  9. Do you collect anything?
  10. What is on the walls of your room?
  11.  Shorts or skirts?
I look forward to seeing your answers! As always, you are free to do this even if I didn't nominate you. :)
Until later,
Song of the day: "Nothing Left To Say/Rocks" by Imagine Dragons. It's long, but mostly it's beautiful.

August 5, 2017

Happy National Watermelon Day!


“Dria!” Laura shouted, bouncing into her bedroom while Dria was trying to get dressed. It was only seven thirty, and although Laura was usually ready first, it was never this early.
“What?” Dria inquired when she was finished pulling her shirt on. She reached for her hairbrush. Instead of replying, Laura grabbed her by the wrist and dragged her into the guest room. She pointed to the calendar on the back of her door. Today's date, August third, was circled three times in pen. Dria stared at it in confusion.
“It's National Watermelon Day!” Laura explained.
Dria thought for a minute. Of course Laura would celebrate National Watermelon Day. It must be like her birthday all over again. “What do you do?”
Laura shrugged. “Eat watermelon? I'm wearing my shirt.” Dria hadn't noticed that her girlfriend was decked out in full watermelon attire. In addition to her favorite shirt with a smiling slice of watermelon on the front, she had on her charm bracelet, the necklace Dria had given her, and a pair of tiny red-and-green striped earrings. Dria felt underdressed.
“We don't have any watermelon,” she said.
“A tragedy,” Laura replied. “We do, however, have money. Right?”
Dria nodded slowly. “Just let me brush my hair.” Laura practically shoved her out the door with excitement.
Dria brushed her hair quickly and swapped her gray-and-blue striped shirt for a dark green one. She looked in the mirror before she left, then remembered her watermelon necklace, buried in her jewelery box that she never opened. She dug it out and fastened it around her neck.
Laura was waiting in the kitchen. Her eyes lit up when she noticed Dria had her necklace on.
“You remembered it!” she exclaimed.
Dria smiled. “Yeah, I thought you'd appreciate it.”
“If you hadn't I'd make you go back upstairs and get it,” Laura said, handing Dria her purse. Dria took it, but gave her a questioning look.
“We can get breakfast on the way,” Laura explained. “If we wait too long there won't be any left.”
“Breakfast?"
“No, watermelon.” Laura picked up her own purse and car keys. “I can drive.”
Twenty minutes later, they had pulled up in front of a local bakery. Laura pushed the door open and held it for Dria, inhaling the scent of warm muffins. She let go of the door and grabbed Dria's hand. Dria squeezed back, smiling. She admired the cases full of perfect cookies and pastries. They looked as delicious as they smelled.
“Happy watermelon day!” Laura said cheerily to the cashier.
“Is it?” he asked distractedly, still punching in their total.
Laura nodded. “Best day of the year.” The cashier just smiled and handed her the order.
As they were walking to their table, Dria said, “Laura, I think you're the only person who celebrates Watermelon Day.”
“So what? It's about the novelty.” Dria forced back her stupid smile, choosing instead to roll her eyes.
Dria finished her breakfast quickly and spent the rest of the time with her head on Laura's shoulder. She had almost fallen asleep again when Laura stood up suddenly. Dria startled but caught herself.
“It's almost nine,” Laura said. “We should get going.” She offered Dria her hand. Dria took it and stood up. They cleared their table and got in the car, setting course for a small farmer's market about five minutes away. Laura considered herself a bit of an expert on produce, and one of her rules was that if she bought it directly from the farmer, it was automatically better than anything she could have bought at a store. In Dria's opinion, she was usually right.
The clustered stands were more crowded than Dria had expected. It was set up in the very edge of a shaded field, with trees between almost every table. People strolled leisurely between stands, occasionally picking up a peach or tomato to inspect it. Young children held their parent's hands, older ones sat at picnic tables with paper cups of lemonade or ice cream cones.
Dria noticed two young men holding hands at one of the vegetable stands. They looked only a few years older than Laura and herself. She took this as a cue to take Laura's hand again. Laura pulled her towards a pickup truck with watermelons in the back. There was a short line of people waiting to pay for their fruit.
“Happy Watermelon Day!” Laura greeted the man behind the table.
The man smiled knowingly. “Good morning Laura. The usual?” He reached for a half watermelon with a paper towel over it.
“Not today,” Laura said. “I have company. This is Dria.” Dria waved politely at the man.
“Nice to meet you, Dria,” the man said. “I'm Alex Madden.” He reached to shake her hand, which she did. Alex handed them a melon. Laura paid, and Dria carried it back to the car.
“So we have watermelon,” Dria said. “Now what?”
“We eat it and spend the rest of the day together?” Laura suggested.
Dria nodded. “That sounds amazing.”

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A little late, but it's here! Happy Watermelon Day.
A huge thank you to Shuffle for inspiring this with her comment on my other piece. This is clearly Laura's favorite holiday.
Until later,
P.S. Song of the day is "Let You Get Away" by Electric Century. I love it very much.

July 28, 2017

'A Beautiful Disaster' Blog Tour

Today I am interviewing Daisy Paquet from Caught Daydreaming about her soon-to-be-released book, A Beautiful Disaster!

When Wither is crowned king of the faerie, he knows that it is up to him to free his people from the UnderKingdom, a vast network of mines that his people have been confined to for a thousand years. In a desperate attempt to prove himself, he kidnaps the pyxie princess and swears that he will stop at nothing to convince her to help them.

When Aspin, princess of the pyxie, finds herself in the UnderKingdom, her first instinct isn't fright- she has never been frightened of anything, for there has never been anything for her to be frightened of. When she meets the faerie, she agrees to help them into the world- into the light. A thousand years is far too long; no one should be in the dark that long.

Together, Wither and Aspin launch headlong into an adventure, setting off a chain of events out of their control.
I think her synopsis and cover are absolutely fantastic. I have not read the book yet, but I'm very excited to when it comes out on August first. You can find it on Goodreads HERE.

Here are the questions I asked.

What inspired Beautiful Disaster?

I honestly have NO IDEA. I had had a kind of rough day, and I came home feeling depressed. I was sitting on my childhood swing set, just kind of looking at the sky... and there it was. A faerie king kidnapping a pyxie princess. It was a real God-thing because all the pieces just fell into place after that.


Who are the main characters, and which was your favorite to write?


Wither and Aspin are the main characters- and Wither was 100% the most fun to write. He's a bit arrogant but he has a good heart. :)


Do you have a playlist or song for it? (I have to ask because I always do this)

Yes, actually! (all of these are clean)

These Are the Days- Love and the Outcome
All Alright- Fun. (This is actually like their cleanest song)
Paradise- Love and the Outcome
In Awe- Hollyn
Vanilla Twilight- Owl City (This song <3)
Stars- Skillet (I just love Skillet and this one is particularly beautiful.)


When did you start writing Beautiful Disaster?

Around two months ago. I don't remember what exact day. I wrote it in a little under a month and did second and third drafting for around fourteen days while a few friends alpha-read. :)


Do you have a favorite scene?

Probably near the end- There's a particular conversation between Wither and Sliver when they're being held by the pyxie authorities that makes me smile. Here it is:
            “Why do you care?” he asks. “Do you care?”

            “Because if we’re dead I can’t say I told you so.”

            Wither blinks. “Was that a joke? You know what, never mind. Aspin is out there, and it’s my fault. Let’s go.”

            “Without a plan? That is not what I meant!” Sliver says, as the wall of boxes collapses next to her. She coughs, as dust rises.
           “Isn’t that how we’ve done things so far? We might as well maintain some level of consistency.”

ARE YOU EXCITED?? (This barely counts as a question)

OF COURSE YES SO MUCH 100% ON ALL THE LEVELS.

maybe a bit. :p I've been dreaming of this since I was about seven years old, so...

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Thank you Daisy! I'm so glad we could do this. I look forward to reading!
You can check out Daisy's blog for more info about 'A Beautiful Disaster' and the blog tour.
What do you think about 'A Beautiful Disaster'? Does it seem like a book you would read?

July 24, 2017

The 30 Song Challenge

Inspired by Mason (Read their post HERE)
I'm not gonna make this longer than it has to be, because it's going to be long. Explicit songs are bolded.

Your favorite song
At the moment I'm really enjoying Bye Bye Beautiful by Nightwish and Jesus of Suburbia by Green Day (which is nine minutes long, what the heck?)
Both songs I wholeheartedly recommend.

Your least favorite song
I am not a fan of Let Her Go by Passenger. It's not a very good song? In my opinion, although Allie loves it.

A song that makes you happy
Walking The Wire by Imagine Dragons. I love it so much. (I still plan to review Evolve)

A song that makes you sad
Brother by Gerard Way. This isn't sadness exactly, but I feel a deep emotion that closely resembles sadness? But like happy sadness, if that makes any sense. It probably doesn't.

A song that reminds you of someone
Mama by My Chemical Romance reminds me of Scarlet.
Ride by Twenty One Pilots reminds me of Allie because she hates it. XD
Bad Blood by Taylor Swift reminds me of my friend Nema.

A song that reminds you of somewhere
Uh...  Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons reminds me of my grandmother's bathroom? That's the best answer I can give.

A song that reminds you of a certain event
KILL ALL YOUR FRIENDS by My Chemical Romance.
the bold makes it sound so bad
They aren't actually encouraging murder, don't worry. Please do not kill your friends.
And oh yeah it reminds me of my great-aunt's birthday party because I listened to it for the first time on the way there.

A song that you know all the words to
Laura Palmer by Bastille. And like eight dozen other songs but I'm not listing them all here.


A song that you can dance to
Firstly: You can dance to anything.
you'll dance to anything, you'll dance to anythinggg  
Hurricane by Panic! at the Disco, simply because of the above lyrics.


A song that makes you fall asleep
I have no songs specifically, but I once fell asleep with headphones in and woke up to This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race by Fall Out Boy


A song from your favorite band
I have two.
America by Imagine Dragons
Na Na Na by My Chemical Romance


A song from your least favorite band
How does one determine their... Least favorite band? Anything I can think of I like. 


A song that no one would expect you to love
Scarlet was surprised to find that I loved MCR, so most of these, really.
But, Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift is a great song. Completely honest.


A song that describes you
I actually have no idea. Most stuff I listen to just... doesn't work for that. If you have any ideas, let me know!


A song that you used to love but now you hate
Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time by Panic! at the Disco. It was my favorite song for like, three days.
But now, can I please delete it from the universe? Why does it exist.


A song you often hear on the radio
Switching genres here entirely but Jesus Take The Wheel by Carrie Underwood. I hear it all. the. time.


A song you wish you heard on the radio
Tiffany Blews by Fall Out Boy. Or anything from Follie A Deux, really.


A song from your favorite album
[Coffee's For Closers] by Fall Out Boy, from Follie A Deux. I love that album so much.

A song you listen to when you're angry
Fallen Angels by Black Veil Brides. BVB has good angry songs, mostly because they are kinda scream-y.



A song you listen to when you're happy
Poet by Bastille is really pretty, but also anything because music is good.



A song you listen to when you're sad
Famous Last Words by My Chemical Romance, if I want to feel better. Because "I am not afraid to keep on living" is so powerful? It has saved me from a good many crying breakdowns.
Otherwise it's Disenchanted, also by MCR.


A song you want to play at your wedding
I don't know. I'd want to have something pretty but also something that reflects the person that I'm marrying. 


A song you want to play at your funeral
Jokingly, The End/Dead by My Chemical Romance. (Have you heard the news that you're dead?) Actually? I have no idea. Will I even die? Maybe not.


A song that makes you laugh
The first time I listened to Teenagers by MCR, I cracked up. I'm not sure what was so funny about it?

Then there's Young Volcanoes by Fall Out Boy, with the line "We will teach you how to make boys next door out of a****les." I think it's supposed to be like "summer romance with the boy next door," but all I can think when I hear it is "Fall Out Boy's guide to getting an a****le to move in next door!"
Not something I'd like to try, thanks.


A song that you can play on an instrument
Old Macdonald Had A Farm, on the piano. That is the extent of my musical talent.


A song you wish you could play
I have no interest in playing an instrument, but I'd like to be able to sing Early Sunsets Over Monroeville by MCR. I'm working on it, but I'm not there yet.


A song in a foreign language that you like
I don't know.

A song from your childhood
409 by the Beach Boys. I loved it when I was little.

Your favorite song this time last year
The Silence by Bastille. For a song called "The Silence" it's pretty loud. It is still among my favorites, but the cloud has grown bigger.


That's all! Go listen to all of these and your life will be improved, 100% guaranteed! Maybe. Do you like any of the songs/artists on this list?
Until later,

July 17, 2017

Watercolor Roses

I'm listening to some Imagine Dragons stuff that I haven't heard in a while. I'd forgotten how good it is.
Evolve is amazing, by the way. I finally listened to all of it and ahhhhhhhhh. My favorite track is Walking The Wire, by far.
Ya know what, I'll review Evolve in another post. :P This is gonna be a ramble-y post with some art mixed in.

Sam wants to rename our sister chat to "Emo Spicy Girl and her gang." I'm not sure what I think about that being an actual nickname.

Watercolor paints are fun. I don't have much talent with them and I don't use them much, but when I do I really enjoy it. I should paint more often.


This was what made me realize that watercolor paints are really cool.




Water! Just because.


And another rose. This doesn't look like a rose exactly, but I'm not sure what else to call it.

Do you ever want to write the exact way something sounds? To make the type read exactly like the music?
I do. But it's so hard. You can't emphasize words and stretch them the same that you can when you're singing.

I painted three of my toenails purple and then picked it off, but it won't come off my little toe in two places, so now it looks like my toe has eyebrows.

I would love to choreograph stuff and put it on youtube, but I'm not allowed to post videos of myself. It's a shame. You could be watching me Ballet to Fall Out Boy instead of reading this. Or in addition to it, more likely.

I think I need to wrap this up now. I'll have a real post out soon, I promise.
Until later,

P.S. My cousin Charlie has a new blog! It's called Picking Pineapples. [<-- Link] She has only posted once so far, but maybe if you go leave her some nice comments she'll post more. ;)

July 8, 2017

The Sister Tag! (kind of?)

Daisy at Caught Daydreaming (indirectly) tagged me for the Sister Tag! This post is pretty long and filled with inside jokes, so if you are staring at something in mild horror/confusion, chances are we were laughing our butts off writing it.
If you're especially concerned, I can explain it to you.

I give you *drumroll*
The Sister Tag!!
With my two awesome sisters, Allie and Sam.

Sam: Hey.

Allie: Yo.

Which of you is older?

Sam: No way is Evy the oldest.
(to Allie) Both of us are the middle.

Evy: I'm the oldest, then Allie, and then Sam. Sam isn't the youngest by much though.


What's your favorite thing to do together?

Evy: Make weird LPS videos. Do stupid stuff like dumping a bucket of water over our heads.

Allie: You (Sam and Evy) like to plan weddings and be mean to the bride and take over.

Sam: Make ridiculous LPS videos where some of the jokes get really offensive.
Kill people and throw funerals. We do that on the daily. I don't have any sisters who don't kill people actually.
Also forcing people to get married and throwing their weddings.
Put on stupid makeup using black eyeshadow and lipstick because Evy is emo.
And we sing Ride by Twenty One Pilots to make Allie mad.
Ya know just normal sister things.

What are your sisters' favorite foods?

Evy: Sam likes Thai food.

Allie: Sam likes sushi.

Sam: It's Thai food.

Sam: Ali loves tomatoes. WAIT IS IT BANANA MUFFINS? Or cookies cooked in a muffin tin. Those make your house smell like heaven farted.

Allie: It's the muffins or mango

Evy: I don't know if I have a favorite food. I like so many things equally.

Allie: Help I should know this.

Sam: She loves so many things equally.

Evy: Cheese its are my favorite snack food. I don't know about other food, but I really love vegetables.


What's a character trait your sisters have that you appreciate?

Sam: I like that Evy is an emo spicy girl (WTH does that mean???), and I like that Allie is a bride and that she helps me torture people.

Allie: That Sam comes up with amazingly random quotes as shown in this post.

Evy: What do you like about me?

Allie: I don't like you

Evy: Yes you do.

Allie: I like that you don't take my jokes too harshly, and you know no matter how evil I am I'm still willing to give you a hug.

Sam: I'm not. It's okay Emo Spicy Girl, it's okay. Can I call you that for the rest of the blog?

Evy: It's my new nickname. I like how you two argue over stupid stuff and Allie  says Yo all the time. And Sam is pretty good at nicknames. Like St. Allisene.

Sam: You should call this the Emo Spicy Girl Blog.


What is a character trait your sisters have that you don't appreciate?

Sam: First I'd like to say that I hate you both equally. For Allie I'm gonna say the fact that she has a boyfriend. For Emo Spicy Girl over here I actually can't think of anything. She's mostly flawless. The only thing I don't like about her is her dislike of burps.

Evy: Wow. What a compliment.

Allie: *fake sobs* I dislike that you're always mean to me. For you, Sam, I dislike that you fed me spicy food in that 'What's In My Mouth' challenge. Emo Spicy Girl..... I'm still thinking about that. Maybe that you're so nice that I can't think of anything.

Sam: When she gets mad at you for burping?

Allie: problly.

Evy: I hate when they burp, but Ali burps worse. It's so gross. And when you make me wear stupid costumes and attend the funeral of someone who isn't dead. Tyler is alive I'm telling you.

Allie: Rest in pieces TJ

(None of these were really character traits but whatever)


What's one hobby you have that your sisters don't?

Sam: Evy draws, I do tae kwon do.

Allie: I'm not unique

Evy: You like the reborn baby dolls. I guess that's a hobby?

Sam: Oh I know! Lovingly brushing Striker's hair?

Allie: I don't actually brush his hair

Sam: Then obsessing over Striker.

*Ali sighs dramatically*

Allie: That's the thing I don't like about you. You're always obsessing over me and Striker.

*Allie does something and swears*

Sam: That's her hobby! Swearing!


Who keeps a cleaner room?

Allie: Sam.

Sam: Then Evy, because she doesn't have much stuff.

Allie: Mine is the worst, because Mr. Turtle sleeps in there.

Evy: Yeah

What's the biggest way your sisters annoy you?

Evy: Belching. For both of them.

Allie: By singing Ride (the Twenty One Pilots song)

*Sam starts singing Ride*

Allie: Stop, you know what happens when you do that

Sam: Allie annoys me by swearing. And it annoys me that Evy knows all the words to every Twenty One Pilots song ever and I'm just sitting there humming until the chorus.

Evy: I don't know them that well. I just know the popular ones.

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Allie: Here's the time when you insert a random yo.

Evy: Three questions left YOOOOO!

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Describe each other in three words:

Sam: For Ali, loving, crazy, and mispronunciations. *laughing maniacally* Evy is emo, sarcastic, Gerard

Allie: *nasally* really? she's sarcastic? I would nevera thought

Evy: Gerard is not an adjective and I'm not as obsessed with him as they make me out to be.

Allie: I just tried to call him Bernard.

Evy: Bernard Way. 

Allie: Smam.... Imma say.... fangirl, obsessive, funny

Evy: Sam is random, voice-imitations, insistent. Ali is funny, energetic, and loud.

Allie: *quoting the Lego Movie* Honey? Where are my PAAANNTS??

Sam and Ali: IF BERNARD WAY JOINED ONE DIRECTION.
๐ŸŽถ HONEY IT LOOKS LIKE BARTHOLEMEW NEEDS TO BARF ๐ŸŽถ


How do the three of you differ personality wise?

Sam: I'm the random fangirl, Evy's the Emo Spicy Girl, and Ali is 'the anime version of Marilyn Monroe happily mourning the death of someone for the cover of an MCR album.'

Evy: That is the strangest inside joke. Sam's answers sum her up pretty well. I'm the most serious of us three. Ali is random but in a different way then Sam.

Allie: I don't understand myself.

Sam: You need to get in touch with your emotions.

Allie: I change my voice with my mood, I guess? And I also can get really hyper.

Sam: Yeah Allie is the hyper one.


Why do you love your sisters?

Evy: Because we get along so well and both of them are amazing people. They are both really sweet and funny. We're sisters and best friends.

Sam: I love Evy so much because she's very relatable and she always understands my stupid jokes. I love Allie because she joins me when I burp and we burp together and it's a really great bonding experience.

Allie: *weird southern accent* I love ya'll 'cause you understand me. Sometimes. Most of the time you don't mind when I go crazy. Because you accept me for being a weirdo and also join me. And it's a really great bonding experience.

Evy: Can you tell I'm the serious one here?

Sam: For some reason I want to be in Texas right now. I just really want to eat food there. Don't ask me why. I just wanna eat food in Texas.

Evy: Texas is great.

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That's the tag! With one bonus thing we came up with while working on this.

"Alright Alright Get The Heck Off My Sleepin' Bag" by Pink Pants at the Disco
Sung by Bernard Way featuring One Direction

Well this has been a lovely conversation filled with only the normallest things to say. Peace out y'all.
♡ Sam 

Alright, alright, get the heck off my sleepin' bag, 'cause this is the end of the post. Yo.
☮ Allie ☮

Until later!

July 1, 2017

That Kid With Blue Hair

I'm not dead! (I promise) I assume most of you know that, but it feels like forever since I wrote a post. It hasn't been, but being at a dance intensive warps time a little. It's also exhausting. Going from dancing six hours a week to four hours a day is quite a change. I think I've gotten better, but I also hurt my knee so.

I've got seven drawings (plus a bonus doodle) to show you today! Half of them are of "that kid with blue hair," otherwise known as Glitter. All together they showcase her entire shirt collection.


We'll start with this one, because it's my favorite. The posing and the colors and the gas station in the background! She's carrying a motorcycle helmet.

This is where she introduces herself. DIGITAL ART YAY! You can see on the sides where I was playing around with the brushes.


Another digital doodle-type thing of Smoke Sky. 


Glitter again but from the side! The tiny writing says "fruit cocktail" because that's what she's eating and also the title of the drawing. 
I hadn't drawn many profile shots of people before this, but it came out pretty good. I'll get better with practice.


In her signature shirt. The story is that Pixie saw it in a shop one day and said "It's you!" And of course they weren't leaving without it.


 Party Poison. Colored in ink pen and colored pencil. I couldn't seem to decide if I was shading or not, so their shirt looks a little weird when compared to the rest of their body.
Tiny writing says "Jacket? garbage bag? who knows." I'm leaning towards garbage bag because their jacket isn't black anyway.


Kaya in her absolute favorite dress. She loves it so much, she wants to set it on fire.
Tiny writing says "NO."


 This is Raina, Glitter's adoptive daughter. Otherwise known as Spectra Spider. In this picture she's about age thirteen. 
Her shirt used to be Glitter's, but then Raina needed some clothes so Glitter gave this one up.


Bonus doodle of little Raina! Done in pen and pencil because it's cool.
Her hair is messed up on one side because she accidentally set it on fire. Long story.

Which drawing is your favorite? You already know mine. I'm getting inspired to do more stuff like the Raina doodle. Those are pretty quick but they're fun.

Until later,

June 25, 2017

The Cramm Award

Good morning! (or afternoon or whenever) I'm currently listening to Walking The Wire by Imagine Dragons. It's such a great song go listen to it!

Anika Joy from This Journey Called Life nominated me for the Cramm Award.

Rules:
  • Tell who created the award and a little about them. 
  • Mention who tagged you
  • Share three things that motivate you to blog
  • Share three people who inspire you to blog
  • Share one thing you hope to do to improve the world
  • Answer your challenge question
  • Nominate 10+ bloggers and give them a challenge question

 This award was created by Olivia from Your Rose Awaits, although her blog appears to be currently inactive.
I'll go ahead and do my nominations now, since you all know who I'm choosing. YOU: 10+ BLOGGERS READING THIS. DO THIS AWARD! Please. (If you do, tell me!)
Now for the questions.

Share three things that motivate you to blog

1. Getting comments. It means so much to me when someone comments, even if it's just "This was cool! I really liked ___."
2. I feel really motivated to post art and writing that I make.
3. This is probably going to sound weird, but I feel like I owe you (my readers) something? I don't know if this is motivation exactly, but it's a desire not to quit so I'm counting it.

Share three people who inspire you to blog

Loren

Sophie

Emma

Share one thing you hope to do to improve the world

I just want to lift the spirits of everyone that comes my way. I think small, I know.


I have two challenge questions, one from Anika, and one from Sophie because I really liked it.

What is one dream you would give anything to make come true?

(From Anika)
I really want to publish a novel. I'd have to finish it first, but then if I got it published with a major publisher and really recognized, I think I would die of happiness. It would be amazing.

What is one experience you have had that shaped your mind and heart into what they are today?

(From Sophie)
Spiritually, I think that being at summer camp has changed me the most. The camp I go to is a Christian camp. Mostly you do normal summer camp things but with morning and night chapel added and with a more God-centered focus. The whole place is so peaceful.

My challenge question for you is:
What place do you feel most at home? (besides your own house of course)

June 20, 2017

In Which I Glitter Everything

So, two weeks ago I bought some nail polish at a yard sale. It had some really gorgeous colors and glitter topcoats and to top it all off, it was only a dollar. I love nail polish, so it was pretty awesome.


So I go all out. I started with just my fingernails. I put two glitter topcoats on, one pink and one green.


I love this look. I am absolutely doing it again.
Then I glittered my toenails with pretty purple polish and purple/blue glitter. My feet are gross, so I'm not sharing a picture of them. Sorry.
The purple polish was borrowed. I can't remember what brand/color it was, which is disappointing because I absolutely love the color. Again, I really love nail polish.
AND THEN. Then I use half a bottle of nail polish and glitter my phone case. No joke.


It looks pretty awesome, doesn't it? I'M IN LOVE HONESTLY.
Now I have minty blue polish with green glitter on my nails.


They match my headphones.
My left hand is good, but my right is a disaster because I'm impatient.
I also have a patch of the same color on my leg because it seemed like a good idea. 
I really love glitter nail polish. This is the best thing I have ever bought. What should I glitter next? And I will glitter everything. Today, my nails. Tomorrow, the world.
Until later,

June 14, 2017

Watermelon!

I can write romance. I think. This is the first time I've written something like this. Give me feedback please!
I promise I haven't forgotten Nameless. or maybe I have oops


♡♡♡♡♡
Title: Watermelon
Perspective: Dria (from Shadowed, but a few years in the future)
475 words

    The sun beat down on the party, warming Dria through her shirt. The twins were playing nearby, probably driving Samantha crazy. Sam was the closest cousin to their age; she was fifteen and they were nine, and they bothered her endlessly. She dodged the twins again and went to sit next to Cleo. Thomas frowned, then bent down to pet the dog. He wore his hair in two braided pigtails to match Brayleigh. He even had little bows with stars and stripes, bows Brayleigh had gladly given up to style her brother's hair. Although Dria barely saw them, being in college, she loved her little siblings with all of her heart.
    She pulled her phone from halfway under her leg. She checked the contact name: Laura, with little hearts around it. She looked up, searching the scene for her girlfriend. Laura was sitting in a folding chair about ten feet away, with her feet propped up on the picnic table, eating green beans from a plate in her lap. She turned and grinned at Dria, who waved back. She was still in her sequined bikini top from earlier, when the two girls had walked ten minutes down the road to the neighbors pool party. Dria had opted to put a shirt on since, but Laura loved the feeling of sun on her skin and didn't mind the questions.
    Thomas and Brayleigh and Mrs. Payne had been invited, but didn't want to come because Brayleigh was expecting other friends. Dria and Laura had gone instead. The Baty family had not been expecting two twenty-one year old girls instead of the twins, but they welcomed them all the same. The two had left after an hour though, half because Dria's aunt had texted her to say that hamburgers were ready, and half because Laura had noticed Mr. Baty giving her dirty looks about the amount of watermelon she was eating.
    Laura's favorite thing was watermelon. From the watermelon “BFFs” necklace Dria had gotten her for Valentine's Day (“You know we're more than that,” Laura had giggled, then kissed Dria's cheek), to lip gloss and her favorite Jolly Rancher candies, to popsicles, and actual watermelon. It was her favorite scent, flavor, pattern. Dria had noticed the first time she walked into Laura's room. Almost every piece of dรฉcor was watermelon themed.
    The furniture that wasn't watermelon themed varied in shades of vibrant oranges and pinks. Laura loved summer: the sun, the beach, even the hundred-degree temperatures didn't bother her. Her cheeks and shoulders were covered in freckles. Dria loved her freckles. Combined with Laura's shimmery hazel eyes, they were the most beautiful things she had ever seen.
    Dria stood up and walked over to Laura, hugging her from behind. Laura's tangled blond hair smelled like sunscreen and pool water.
    “I love you,” Laura said.
    Dria grinned. “You too.”
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Please tell me what you think! I hadn't gotten to write Laura until now, and I enjoyed exploring her character.
Laura's watermelon obsession inspired by Charlie's obsession with pineapple. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Until later.

June 4, 2017

The Writer's Tag!

I'm definitely not eating refried beans just for the heck of it. Nope, not me.
Anyway. The subject of this post is not my strange food choices. (Although they do taste really good...?)
I was tagged by the amazing ShuffleCat to do the Writer's Tag!

What genres, styles, and topics do you write about?


Well. Shadowed is fantasy, Caught Outside is futuristic/dystopian-ish, HotPinkHair is YA contemporary, and Nameless is... I don't actually know.
I also like to write romance. Not that you would know, because I haven't shown you any of that. Shipping my own characters is a thing I do quite frequently.
I'm actually going to post a short piece about Dria with some romance in it, so stay tuned for that!

How long have you been writing?


Forever. In kindergarten, the only year of public school I attended, we had a writer's workshop time and I would write actual stories. They weren't very original, ("The Prince and the Princess went snorkeling" was an actual thing I wrote) but it was still writing.
I guess since I could write, about age four.

Why do you write?


My brain is filled with stories. I write because I have to get the stories out. Because I love to see the little pictures I have in my head unfold on the paper. Because I love to see character names scribbled in colorful ink in my notebook. Because I don't want the things I've created to fade and be forgotten.
I write because I love it.

When is the best time to write?


When it's half past midnight and the house is quiet. When I'm so angry I feel like I could murder someone. When "what if?" pops into my head. When a song makes me feel so much I have to put it somewhere.
Anytime is good for writing.

What parts of writing do you love and hate?


This is weird, but I hate actually plotting. I don't like being tied down, but I have to be, or else the story never gets finished.
I love everything about creating a world. I love creating ships and characters and families. I really love writing. I don't even mind editing.

How do you overcome writer's block?


Move on. I pick up an old story, or I write a short something featuring the characters. I add a plot twist. I skip that part.
And sometimes I just take a step back and do something else, until I'm ready to write again.

Are you working on something at the moment?


......?? Is this even a question??? OF COURSE I'M WORKING ON SOMETHING I'M WORKING ON EVERYTHING.
More specifically, I'm trying to fix Caught Outside because it kinda fell apart, I'm plotting the Hazernian Chronicles (the storyline Shadowed and The Final Princess are in), and I'm writing two short ship-y pieces. And Nameless. I can't forget that.

What are your writing goals this year?


Finish something. Nameless. Shadowed. Caught Outside. I honestly don't care. I just want to type "the end" and hand it to someone else to read. I know it can be done, but it seems so far away.

Now I think I have to tag people. Uh.
Everyone I know has already done this. If you want to do this, go ahead. I can't stop you anyway. If you do the tag, tell me.

That's it! Do you like refried beans? What inspires you to write?

May 23, 2017

Ya Know, Whatever

It's basically summer at this point in the year. It's warm enough, school is almost over, my dance recital was last Saturday, and I'm leaving for summer camp in less than a week.
I think that really does make it summer.
Recital day was great, a little crazy and stressful, but my best friend got to come to one of my shows and that was amazing. I have been wanting her to come to one since I started dance, and I guess this was the year.
It's weird to think that I won't have dance in the evenings again until September.
My drawing motivation has abandoned me. I hope it comes back soon, I miss it. I've been writing some, but not on any of the projects that I need to finish. I promise I haven't abandoned Nameless, I just have other things I'm writing. Most of it is stuff about my Danger Days OCs. All of it, really. If for some reason someone wants to read it, just ask.
Anyway.
I'm really writing this post to tell you that I may not post anything until June fourth or fifth. I won't be home or with internet access. I'll probably do a post about camp when I get back.
Until later,

May 11, 2017

Kittens! (or really just Mint)

Do you, by chance, want to look at fifty pictures of my cat in various positions? If so, you have come to the right post. Welcome.
This post is dedicated to my wonderful cat Mint, who likes to sleep on things.

JUST LOOK AT THIS CUTIE SLEEPING ON MY ESSAY!! I have a lot of good pictures, considering how much she hates the camera. Seriously. She despises having her picture taken.

Selfie faceee! Or resentful glare at the camera, whichever you prefer.

"Leave me alone."

"You're not going to, are you?"
Yes, she is sleeping in a flowerbox. If you look you can see Amber in the one behind her. It's like, her favorite bed. 

Just look at Amber, being so photogenic. (and also my backyard. It's wonderfully green.)

Mint offers you a car and a garbage can.

Cute sleepy Mint! Go!
Light flare.

Bookshelf.

 Windowsill.

With my leg.

This is my phone background.

On my coloring sheet while I was trying to color it. But she was too cute!!

Not-so-sleepy-Mint on my Dad's car.

LOOK I HAVE A CAT IN MY LAP!

"u woke me up. rly?"

"Hello to you too."

Amber, guest starring Ali's legs. She so sweet and cuddly and ahhhhhhhh!

Amber likes the stuffed animal couch. She fits right in.

CURLED UP CUTIE SLEEPING IN A CHAIR!!!

 This is my Grandmother's cat, Harper. He's about a year old, as opposed to Mint and Amber, who are three years old.

 And to wrap up this post, my friend Stephanie's cat, Happy. Happy is very happy in general and I think she likes me.

Do you love cats as much as I do??
      -Evy (I've had enough images for one post.)