Three Books at Story Time

I had the random idea to do a random fun thing because fun things are fun. Yes.

Okay, so here's what's going on: I took three books and I'm going to find a random sentence in each of them. Then I'll use those sentences and try to put them all in a tiny story. That has probably been done before, but meh.


1. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
3. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

Random Sentences:

1. The walls, the floors, the ceilingseverything glittered and glowed.
2. "Dragon Army did all right against Rabbits."
3. He picked up the phone with a quivering hand.

Story Time:

She scrubbed the glass vigorously, seeing imaginary stains and trying to make sure that everything was extra clean. The walls, the floors, the ceilings—everything glittered and glowed. But it wasn't good enough, not for what was going to happen there. No, it wasn't good enough at all. If possible, she scrubbed harder.

But that very room, where a negotiation was to take place, became instead where war was declared. This war was to last years, and had she known so, she would rather have trailed mud all through the room and let loose thousands of large crawling insects. The declaration of war should not be honored, and if she knew what was to happen, she would not have done so by making the beautiful room sparkle with the colors of life. War was not life.

But it was war, and it went on through generation after generation. Opinions of it varied with every new person. One child was known to call the two armies dragon and bunny, bunny being their own side and dragon being the other. The child would explain that the other side was like a dragon because it was powerful and scary, and that their side was like a bunny because it was small but quick. As the child grew, it become dragon and rabbit, but the concept remained the same.

The child had a parent who worked in some part of the government, so he often knew about political happenings before anyone else. He knew that the war was drawing towards an end, but he didn't know which side was going to win. So when the parent called one day, he couldn't help but be worried. He picked up the phone with a quivering hand.

The voice on the other side said, "Dragon Army did all right against Rabbits."

His grip on the phone tightened. "But?" he asked, hoping it wouldn't be an "and" instead.

"We did better. And it's over now."

Well...it's kind of odd. Your turn!


Books and Erasers of Magic

Books. Books. Books. Books! BOOOOOOOKS.

The explanation for that involves two awesome books: Dragon Spear and Rooftoppers. I haven't finished the latter of those, but it's awesome so far. The former is what I just finished today. It's really good. The only problem with it is that it's the last of the series. D:

No spoilers, though, so I have to talk about other stuff. So...other stuff! Okay. Um...magic erasers. Yes. How do you make a magic eraser? It's very simple.

1) You get an eraser. Pink, hopefully with nothing printed on it. Make sure it's the normal kind of eraser and not some tiny flower or a part of some pack that, put with all the other tiny pieces, turns into a giant, erasing...book. Or anything else, really. That probably doesn't make any sense, but basically, you need a boring pink eraser probably in the shape of a parallelogram.

2) You get a pen. Or a relatively thin marker. Or something like that. Yes.

3) You draw a face on one of the wide sides of the eraser. But not just any face! It's a happy face with a tongue sticking out. :P Like that!

3) You—oh wait, this isn't the third.

4) You flip the eraser over to the other wide, flat side. Then you draw the same face, except frowning with the tongue sticking out and with x's for eyes. So it isn't really the same face.

5) You ask your eraser a yes-or-no question and throw it. The dead face means no and the happy face means yes. It may not be an alethiometer, but it's as close as we'll get in this universe! Maybe! It may lie sometimes, though. *nods wisely*

6) You notice that each of these instructions  begins with "you." This somehow ends up with you thinking about secret codes that may or may not be present in this post (hint: books).

I probably have to tie in books with magic erasers now. Okay, here's a suggestion: Don't use erasers on good books. *nods wisely again* Books.


When School is Murdered for a Week

Google put up a rather creepy turkey up for Thanksgiving.

Anyway. Here's a summary of my week.

We finally watched The Croods, which was pretty good. It had really awesome characters. I think the ending could have been better, though. It was too happy. And predictable. Spoilers: someone tries to escape, is too late, should be dead, and then survives anyway. They could have had a perfectly good ending after the family was painted on the wall, but nope.

We also watched Mockingjay part 1. The beginning was a bit rushed, and I barely followed what was happening since it's been a while since I read the books. It was pretty boring until they got to the part where (this is a spoiler) Katniss agreed to be the Mockingjay. It was actually exciting after that, and the ending was great. I won't spoil it too much, but it was kind of sad and now I can't wait for the second part to come out. Except I'm waiting right now, so I guess I can wait. *waits*

I also had Dippin' Dots this week. And went on a roller coaster, among other rides. I now have a green...giraffe thing that was earned through a *deadly war. I wasn't the one who won that game. Oh, and we now have a new caricature, too.

Other stuff that happened includes that we went to other people's houses and had fun. At one of those houses, we spent Thanksgiving. There was a turkey named Bob. I ate red velvet cupcakes, pistachios, and Bob.

If I didn't mention it, there was also a lot of sitting in cars. A lot. As in, it took an hour to get anywhere and an hour to get back. Except for the ride to the state we were in and back; that took the whole day. The one time that it would have only taken two minutes to go where we wanted was when no cars were available and we had to walk 1.8 miles.

Oh! And I also finished a book. It was The Wide-Awake Princess. The book was awesome and I want to read the whole series now. :D

*This is an obvious exaggeration. We had to spray a target to make the giraffe things go higher. Still, maybe it really was deadly and I just happened to choose the spray thing that wouldn't electrecute me when I lost! Yay!


Sisterhood of the World Blog Award Thing!

Thankee, Shim (magicandwriting.wordpress.com)! :D

Um...so rules, right? These are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions they've set you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten people.

Now questions...

1. What color socks are you wearing right now? (Yes, that was seriously the first question I thought of.)
No socks. :P

2. Would you rather have fudge or marshmallows?
Marshmallows covered in fudge! :D
...oh, wait, that wasn't an option.

3. When you play tic-tac-toe, do you use the normal X's and O's, or do you use other shapes instead?
I used to use things like happy faces and coloring in the entire space or making little spots, but now I think I usually use the normal stuff. Boring...

4. If you had to describe yourself using one movie/book/tv quote, what quote would that be?
Um...oh, I know! From Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life: "'Do you ever think if people heard our conversations, they'd lock us up?' 'All the time.'" If that counts...I think it does. :D

5. Who is your favorite female protagonist (in books, movies, or any story-telling medium)?
Tris Prior from Divergent, maybe, and Callie from Seeing Cinderella. :D

6. If you were stuck on an island with only one other person, who would that person be?
A pilot, so that we could fly off the island.

7.  What is the scariest, but most worth it in the end, thing you've ever done?
...told a kid in my class to be quiet, which is kinda big since I almost never talk in class except to friends. He was kind of bullying the kid two or three seats to his right, though the kid didn't realize it. When I told him to be quiet, he turned at me and was like "You're telling me to shut up?" and it felt great. Which sounds kinda odd, but still.

8. What is the last book you read? And did you enjoy it?
I read Persepolis. I haven't ever really read graphic novels before, and I definitely don't read autobiographies for fun, but it was pretty good.

9. What's your favorite thing about blogging/being a blogger?
Writing stuff, I guess?

10. Do you like two year olds?

Okay, so now my own questions...

1. If you could be the hero of any story you've ever read, who would you be?
2. What villain would you be?
3. If you could bring any sort of fruit/vegetable to life, which would it be and why?
4. What would you do if post offices had a secret plan to rule the world?
5. How weird are the last two questions, on a scale of one to ten (ten being the most)?
6. Do you prefer past tense, present tense, or future tense in a novel (wait...future tense...)?
7. Do you prefer first person, second person, or third person, or a mix of two/all of them?
8. Do you have something that you wrote a long time ago that makes no sense at all now?
9. What's your favorite button on a phone?
10. Can I skip writing this question?

...who am I supposed to nominate now?


Awesomeness Begins...

Q: Chocolate.
Why chocolate?
A: Because...CHOCOLATE.

Q: Well, why words?
A: Because writing is awesome, duh.

Q: Why would you dip words in chocolate?
A: Because. Because, because.


Anyway, here are some things to know:
  1. You're awesome.
  2. I'm a novel-writer who has too many fandoms to count.
  3. You can call me many names including Peace, Myth, Starry...
  4. Chocolate is amazing.
  5. There's something behind you.
And that is all. For now...

Peace out! (Get it? 'Cause one of my nicknames is Peace...)