Monday, May 22, 2017

"I've got a bad feeling about this."

 Wherein Jack is sorry.

 Last week was extremely weird and stressful. But now it is over and I am back. Now I have to get back into the swing of things, which won't be so hard.

 But this is my start, just a short post to let you know I am back.


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

"At my age every breath is a cliff hanger."

 Wherein Jack could use a little less feeding, if you know what I mean.

 I was going to go with something completely different there, but then I heard Hiccup's voice and went, "What the heck."

 I am currently multitasking to the extreme. I am painting my nails, reading, and blogging - all at intervals. Not at the exact same time. Oh, and studying.

 Anyways, it is May at last. Winter went out with a rush here and summer jumped out of nowhere. One day we had piles of snow, the next it was all gone. (I'm pretty much serious about this.)

 May brings new Marvel movies, less school, more chances to read, and the mysterious disappearance of all my shoes....Hmm, guess I will just have to go barefoot. Shame.

 May is looking busy for me, but not in any horrible way. I have company and travel plans and beach plans and water plans and gardening. 

 This will be my second year living on my own. It's been an odd experience but not overly horrible. There have been rough bits. Loosing jobs, finding jobs, working too little and then over working, dealing with an angry neighbor, and decorating my place the way I liked best. I feel settled now and snug, 

 I think I have managed to adult pretty well on my own, considering. I don't think I pass for a full blown adult yet, might have something to do with marching down the road with Ben and a rake over my shoulder as if I was some eager child off to rake all of town....but you never know. Either way, I managed to pull off some pretty daring adult feats. Such as getting insurance, a car in my name, going to the DMV which is daring even without the adult side added on. Let's not forget the very fact I managed to go food shopping once a month.

 I don't know if there is really a point behind this post. Just a ramble I guess. And I needed an excuse to use the final quote I remember from The Secret Lives of Pets.

 So....I have a book waiting me. TTFN!

 P.S. Anyone interested in helping with a title reveal for my newest book?


Tuesday, May 02, 2017

"Maybe the related to wolf thing is wrong. Maybe some kid asked his mom, 'Where did we come from?' and she said 'woof.' And he was like, 'Wolves?! Cool!' and she was like, 'Yeah, sure.'"

 Wherein Jack raked her yard.

 With a tiny rake borrowed from adopted sisters. Not that it mattered since I have a tiny yard and it took me all of two minutes to rake the whole thing.


 If I finished my breakfast in time...*Coughcoffeecough* then I can take the frame in early and walk to work rather than drive. But that means motivation to go to the dump rather than sit in bed with hot drinks and a good book. See my problem?

 Anyways, I was tagged by Ben. Therefore I shall do it. Mostly because it is a fun tag and not so much because she tagged me.

 1, We are never ever getting back together.
 (Pick a book you were in love with but then wanted to break up with.)

 I am looking at my book shelf which is dumb because if I did have a book I loved and then hated it wouldn't be on my shelf.
 This is hard, because the series I loved I still loved. I just hate the second, connecting series.
 Percy Jackson.
 I still love Percy and I love the first series from his view point. But then in the second series Rodian ruined Nico, and I quite loved Nico as Percy's little brother. Now. PFFT. Just, how dare he?

 2. Red
 (A book with a red cover.)

 This is easy. One of my Narnia books, The Horse and His Boy, has a red cover and I love that book. Then there is The Shadow Throne, Larklight, and Sandman - from the Guardians of Childhood series.

 3. The Best Day
 (A book that makes you feel nostalgic.)
 Narnia, Lord of the Rings, and Winnie the Pooh even though I didn't read any of those until I was older. I have wonderful memories with them. Oh! Also the Peter Rabbit series, which I did read when I was a bit younger. And Go Dog Go, the first book I read on my own.

 4 Love Story
 (A book with a forbidden love.)

 I don't really have an answer for this. I don't read romances and I don't think the few I've read have a forbidden love. Except maybe The False Prince series. I guess those two romances could be considered forbidden.

 5. I Knew you were trouble
 (A book with a bad character you couldn't help but love.)

Mott from The False Prince. Though you find out things at the end of the book about him, at the beginning he was the "bad guy" and I loved him right off. Same with Break from Pandora Hearts

 6. Innocent
 (A book someone ruined the ending on.)

 The False Prince. In fairness the girl who did it thought I was to the part when she spoiled it, and I had all but guessed it, but still.

 Also Pandora Hearts, but I asked my friend to tell me. Reasons

 7. Everything Has Changed 
 (A character from a book who goes through extensive character development.)

 Sorry, Ben, but you knew it was likely I'd pick him too.

 Break from Pandora Hearts. Also Oz, because he did as well.
 But Break. That weird man I didn't trust at first. Ouch.
 (I could have said the same thing for Vincent BUT THAT GUY IS A CREEP.)

 8. You belong with me
 (Your most anticipated book release.)

 The final Guardians of Childhood book, the one about Jack Frost. So. Long. To. Wait!

 9. Forever and Always
 (Your favorite book couple.)

 This is so hard! I don't read romances.

 Okay, I am going to be a rebel here, but you know. I haven't read the books yet, but I know there are manga which the anime was based off. So I am going with Ed and Winry from Fulmetal Alchemist and Mustang and Hawkeye. While I don't typically ship people - I didn't even really ship Oz and Alice from Pandora Hearts - Mustang and Hawkeye obviously like each other. EXCEPT SHE DIDN'T TAKE ALL HIS FLOWERS! Sheesh girl.

 Questions added by Ben because she is a nut. *Smiles sweetly at her.*

 10 Never Grow up
 (A book you read when you're feeling sad/emotional)

 Winnie-the-Pooh. Narnia. The False Prince. Pandora Hearts.

 11. Begin again
 (A book you've read multiple times but always go back to.)

 Prisoners of the Sea. I love that book. I mean I stole the fellas last name as my own last name, that's how much I love it. Also Vango and Prince without a Kingdom.

 12. Starlight
 (A book you hid in bed with/ fell asleep reading.)

 Vango, though I was living on my own so I didn't really have to hide. Also I hid in bed and read The Book Thief and Code Name Verity

 13. I know Places
 (The number one book you would take on a long trip away from home.)

 Vango. Also Prisoners of the Sea. But mostly Vango.

 14. Change
 (A book you've never read but want to and plan to.)

 Shakespeare, because I am a weirdo like that. Also a book by the author of Vango, which I can't read yet because it hasn't been translated from French. The same can be said for my Pandora Hearts Extras, which I can't read because they are in Japanese. Curse my sudden but inevitable dyslexia.

 That is all. Quote is from The Secret Life of Pets and is probably one of my top new favorite quotes.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

"Great, you're in love. How disgusting for the rest of us."

 Today is Music Monday and I've run out of songs. Mostly because I don't listen to new music and I've posted all the music I do listen to while writing. (By new music I mean I don't tend to find new music on my own. Someone always sends me songs or artists and I go, "I LOVE THIS SONG!" and listen to it non stop. No one has done that in a while so therefore, I've not hunted any down on my own.).

 However, I did spend a lovely weekend involved with books. I finished Before Tomorrowland, started and made it halfway through a book called Moribito - such a good book so far - briefly started The Accidental Highwayman, and read a bit in We Were Soldiers Once - and Young. I also worked on my Vietnam story and the story I've nicknamed "The Hard One." Don't worry, it has a real title.

 I also watched a movie, which I've not done in ages. The Secret Life of Pets. It was much more fun than I thought it would be and had some fun quotes, including my blog title quote, which sums up my  general feelings of romance.

 And that is all I have. TTFN


Friday, April 28, 2017

"We're going to need a bigger boat."

 Wherein Jack did things

 Review things.

 As in catching all my reviews up.


 I would like to say I did other things as well, like cleaning out my car, taking a broken bed frame somewhere so it isn't leaning against my cabin, and raking my yard. But Jack can't do all the things all at once. *Blink* 

 I did clean my house though. And wrote some more in my new book.

 I didn't study all my languages this week, but I did start studying again. And journaling. And researching. So I guess I should take what I can get and get everything else done next week.


 Like go on a hike. Or go find beads. Or maybe, just maybe, be really unJack like and go shopping, and not for books but a dress. *Gasps and falls over.* There there, breathe, dear reader. Yes, even Jack sometimes buys clothing and not just books. Its rare....but it has been known to happen. Once in a blue moon.

 As for right now, I will be off. And away. OFF AND AWAY! Because I am reading a good book, Beyond Tomorrowland, and would like to hide in my warm blankets and listen to the wind rattle my wind chimes and read all snug and warm. 

 Quote is from Jaws. Just because.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Never say never."

 Wherein Jack is working on catching up book reviews but is also kind.

 As if I am somehow popular and fabulous. *Flips hair*

 Anyways, take it as you will. I thought I would share the plot summary of my newest book.

 Growing up they never played Cowboys and Indians but Soldiers and Doctors.

 Hunter and Dean West grew up in the back hills of the Ozarks, hearing stories of a war far away in a place called Vietnam. Though different from each other, the brothers are as close as brothers can get and spend all their time together.

 Hunter works to become a doctor while Dean spends his days dreaming of the day he can join the army like his dad and uncle did. Dean's only fear, that the war will be over by the time he is old enough to join. It comes as no surprise to Hunter that on Dean's 18th birthday he signs up to fight in Vietnam.

 Though they've never been apart, the brothers prepare for an overseas separation. During their farewell things go terribly wrong and Hunter's rash actions make Dean an enemy of his commanding officer. When Dean makes it to basic the officer makes his life a living nightmare, a nightmare which follows him all the way to Vietnam and the nightmare which is called the war there.

 Skilled as a sniper, Dean's missions are already dangerous. But when his officer seeks revenge Dean is taken prisoner, where chances of survival are slim.

 Back home, when Hunter learns of his brother's capture there is only one option for him. Leaving behind his own little office, he joins the army as a medic and ships overseas with one mission in mind. To find his little brother and bring him home alive.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

"I had a dream once."

 Wherein Jack had a dream

 I don't have nice dreams. Even when I don't have horrible dreams they still aren't pleasant. It's just how things are right now.

 Therefore, when I had a dream which I couldn't get off my mind I kind of rejected it. Nothing good ever seems to come from my dreams, so why go with this new idea which had been planted in my mind.

 It wouldn't go away though, as much as I tried to make it. So, I have since given in and toyed around with the idea, and in the blink of an eye it shaped itself into a new story.

 Yes, I have a brand new story in the works. Complete with title, characters, back stories, everything, all thanks to my dream.

 Am I excited? know....a little. *CoughLOTcough*. 

 Curious yet? Good. Means you gotta come back for details. MAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....HA.

 Okay, I can be nice and at least tell you what the dream, and basic plot, is about. Mind, since it did come from a dream it needs some kinks worked out. 

 In the dream there were two brothers. They were best buddies even though they were different. The older wanted to be a doctor, the younger a soldier. The younger ended up joining the army and before he got sent off the brothers went to a movie. When they were leaving they ran into a man who picked a fight with the younger brother, so the older brother punched him.

 Turns out the man was the younger brother's commanding officer. (Working on details about why he wasn't in uniform and so forth,). 

 The commanding officer holds a grudge against the younger brother and makes his life miserable in boot camp. Then when they are sent to fight he makes sure the younger brother is given dangerous missions, which in the end gets him captured by the enemy.

 Determined to save his brother, the older one joins the army and goes over seas to find him and bring him home.

 And that was the basic dream. Now I am working on research can learn more about that later.