Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!




The sun rises again, another day comes. But today is not just any day. The sun shines brighter. It's Christmas.

I remembered making that collage last year dedicated to my readers and most especially my loyal followers. (By the way, thanks for commenting on the post last year, Shena) I didn't make a new one this year, since I've been gone on vacation and I just came back. Hope you guys like it.

There's not much to say. Just enjoy your holiday, and think of Star Wars every now and then like you always do.

How has your Christmas been? I'd love to hear about what you want, what happened, and how happy you all were. This is mines.

Here it's sunny; always sunny. Even in Christmas time. My family doesn't really celebrate Christmas, but when December first came I set up a small old Christmas tree I had from my childhood. The lights made it look so magical. For one moment I can pretend that nothing happened since then, and maybe I was even back at the time when I was so eager to grow up. 

Which reminds me, I want to share a song or two with you guys. I know that you guys aren't really crazy about Taylor Swift and singers and so on, but these two songs are really good. It's not Christmas songs (though Frosty the Snowman is really good, makes me feel like I'm five). One is about childhood, which is what I was talking about, and the other is about how a man just wants to find special things inside of him and didn't want to be a hero. Please take your time to listen to them! 

Warning: It can make you cry. Sometimes it does to me.






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I would give anything for a Christmas as magical as the one here in the Great Hall. I don't tell anyone here though, they think I'm just deluded to believe Harry Potter is real. To me, it will always be real in my heart.


This is how I look like seeing something I want for Christmas. I don't have lots of things I want though, and I don't think about what I want often because I just want to be content with what I have. Sadly, we don't really do exchange gifts in Christmas time. I got a few things this month that I will consider Christmas gifts, though technically it's not.

I got not one, but TWO of my first ever Star Wars shirts from my mom (even though she just brought it with me in the store, not gift-wrapped), which freaked me out. One is a hipster Yoda listening to music, all in black and white except for the pink in the cool shades. Another one has Vader saying 'Join the Dark Side, we have cookies'. There's always The Hobbit too. That was a really nice gift- to go see it in the theaters. I have to thank my parents for the tickets! A friend gave me a nice keychain and I got LEGO Star Wars death star (which is now hanging as a Christmas ornament) and TIE fighter to assemble. I'm really grateful for that. 

The only thing I actually want for Christmas (that I didn't get) is something that can't be gift wrapped. Well, except for maybe the One Ring which you can buy off the Internet, but I'm saving that for my engagement ring. Hehe. Anyway, I want to learn to play piano or guitar. I want to play and song or a soundtrack. I wanted it for some time now, but it's pretty expensive to learn.

I have other things that I want but are pretty impossible to get, like horse riding or taking a trip to New Zealand to see The Hobbit productions. I won't even go into that.

I gave some presents, including a cute, small hippo doll to my 15 year old brother. He still likes dolls, especially ones with fat noses, which everyone finds a bit weird. Usually I hate him, but hey, it's Christmas. He also got a gun that shoots out small plastic balls that won't kill you, but hurts like a rubber band.

Here's two versions of Harry Potter "Twelve Days of Christmas" I want to share with you guys.


Version #1


Version #2
On the first day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the second day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the third day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....
three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the fourth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the fifth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the sixth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the seventh day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the eighth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the ninth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....nine Elves a-dancing, eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the tenth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....ten stampeding Centaurs, nine Elves a-dancing, eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....eleven trees a-burning, ten stampeding Centaurs, nine Elves a-dancing, eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....twelve destroyed paintings, eleven trees a-burning, ten stampeding Centaurs, nine Elves a-dancing, eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

To sum it all up, Merry Christmas, Happy Life day and Merry Force be with you! And depending on your fandom, May the blessings of the Elves and Men be with you, May the odds be ever in your favor, etc. :D

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Hobbit Review

Wow... Where do I start? 

This is what I expected. I expected that I won't know what to expect. But this is beyond that too. This brings back the magic of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. There is always things that enchant us, but there are few things that goes out of its pages or frames and delivers to us an experience that would last a lifetime. The book have never seemed so alive to me. This is much better than my imagination.

The Hobbit won me over on the first frame. In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. That simple sentence means started so much. Bilbo Baggins was an ordinary hobbit, an ordinary person, just like us.  He never held a sword, he was never a hero, he just had a peaceful life. Until he sets out on an unexpected journey.

The movie adds much more to the book. Ragadast, the Necromacer, and the company was brought to life. Martin Freeman seemed to breathe as Bilbo. The animation was excellent, and I especially like Gollum's innocent look. The music was also awesome. I heard an echo of Rohan theme and others in LOTR, and also a completely new hobbit music. Connections to Lord of the Rings makes me feel more inside the story; more familiar with it, and more... at home. This is truly part of me now.

The plot of the story was simple to follow, yet it was complex. There was non stop action, and every event seemed to follow another almost immediately. There is humor every now and then, lighting up the dark story.

It seems impossible to find one bad thing about it, since "bad" and "hobbit" can't be fitted in the same sentence properly. I can say, though, that sometimes the camera movement is so much like a roller coaster ride. It makes it more real, which is good, but it'll also give you a headache if you're not careful.

In conclusion, this is something I will be thinking about over and over, marveling about how much my life seemed to change. It dazzled me with its sheer, utter brilliance. Once I stepped out of the theaters, I had more appreciation for the meaning of home. This is something you don't see every day- a story with passion and unexpected heroism woven on a journey.

So this is me right now, trying to take it all in, and my heart went over to fangirling.


I won't say more, since it will spoil the story, and I know this review would look poor describing the movie, no matter how hard I try to capture it's epicness. Since this is Lord of the Rings stuff, May the blessing of the Elves and Men be with you. Thanks for reading this, and hope you enjoy the movie! Please leave a comment; it'll make my day.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Book Tag

First of all, before I do anything, I would like to thank you all for giving me 70 followers! You guys rock!

Now that that's done, let's get on with the book tag. Thank you Rebecca for tagging me!



What is the working title of your book?

Sapphire's Blood

Where did the idea of the book come from?

Several places. It started with one sentence actually, which I owe to Star Wars, not for the first time. "Every Saga has a beginning" somehow really inspired me. So I wrote the fan fiction with that as a starting sentence, but then I wanted to do much more. I found a quote on Facebook saying "It is darkest just before dawn". Before I knew it, a whole story was forming in my head when I lay in bed.

What genre does your book fall under?

I'm not really sure but I'd guess it will go to Adventure and Young Adult, though it has a bit of Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

What actors would you choose to play in a movie rendition?

This one's easy. ORLANDO BLOOM. At least, as one of them. Shena, you would be nice in there too... I have a character in mind for you... Who else? Jennifer Lawrence is nice as well as Keira Knightley and others, but I don't know for sure. Just as long as Orlando is in there. If I can be in there, I would be too, though I confess I'm not that good at acting as I want to be. I'm good at lying though. *guilty look*

What is one sentence synopsis of your book?

I'm not that good at this, but here goes: Sirita's destiny is certain, but can she follow it when she unknowingly gave someone enough love-and power-to break the core of who she is? 

That doesn't even come close to what it should be, because she doesn't even know if her destiny is right for her. But I guess that will suffice.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I'm leaning towards self-publishing.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

As I said, two words: Star Wars. Other books like Harry Potter and LOTR may bring a part, but mostly Star Wars.

What else in this book might pique the readers interest?

I'm not sure... but I guess there are somethings that may be different from other books. Firstly, the main character the EVIL. She's heartless, she kills without a second thought, and she could make a perfect Sith. Of course she would undergo changes in the story, but still. This tale is about choosing what is right and what is easy, and choosing between duty and love. To make things more complicated, what exactly is duty to her? She always thought she knew, but it's time for her to stop being naïve. I don't wanna give away too much.

The tagging!

Shena... and whoever else want to do it. I'm not sure if there are any other writers that aren't already tagged.

That's it... May the Force be with you!



Happy Birthday Voronda!


I wish you a VERY happy birthday!!! May the blessing of the Men and Elves be with you! And of course, May the Force be with you too!


How lucky we are to have found one another,
I couldn't spend so much time with any other.
I will always be there to watch over you,
To keep you safe and happy too.


Well my dear I wish you Happy Birthday once more,
An abundance of good wishes for you are in store.
A new year filled with lots of happiness and laughter,
And only the very best for you from here on after.




Today let's just smile and be friends like this.

But when you're birthday's over we'll go back to fighting him like this.

Hehe! Since we both want the same man, let's not look beyond today right now. I'm really glad to have you here, Voronda!



I hope you have a belated birthday and an awesome year to come!


PS- That doesn't change the fact that Legolas is MINE. :P Forget I wrote that. Just enjoy your birthday.