Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A New Movie

This Post is about a new movie by my favorite animation movie studio Ghibli. Hayao Miyazaki has made lots of great movies like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, which you should check out 'cause their really amazing. His new movie Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a movie about a little goldfish who becomes friends with a human boy and also wishes to be human. It's based off of the Little Mermaid and though I have not seen it, I really want to and I have faith that it will be hugely cute,(I mean look at the cute little fishy!!) and a good movie.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

And Now For a bit of Shameless Self Advertising!

This post is about my account on DeviantART, with has a couple of my drawings up. I wanted to put a link for a while up but I always forgot.
I hope you check it out!
Please comment and tell me what you think of my art! ^_^

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Attack of the Literary Critic Halfway Through a Book

Thought I'd try a Different Font and color. But that really has nothing to do with my post today. My post today is about books i'm halfway through and what i think about them.
I Have Three so far:
Arthur Conan Doyle--A Study in Scarlet
Lyn Gardner--Into the Woods
James Kennedy--The Order of Odd-Fish (I know, ODD title)

I'll Start with the Second on my list. Into the Woods. Into the Woods has an interesting plotline, set in a world that's a mix of fairytale and real life. It's about an adventurous girl named Storm who must protect a mysterious pipe from the wrong hands because it is the wish of her dying mother. The wrong hands soon show up in the form of a creepy exterminator named Dr. Dewilde who loves Wolves and Rats and wants the pipe for his on neferious plans.
I like all the weird situations Storm and her sisters get into trying to thwart Dr. Dewilde, there are more then enough references to popular fairytales that make it interesting as it goes on. But the writing does feel a bit choppy, and forced at times. If you just dismiss those facts it's a nice easy romp. The illustrations, by Mini Grey are really nice too.
Now to James Kennedys' the Order of Odd-Fish. Now at first it sounds like a cookbook but it's not. The Front Cover caught my attention in the teen section on last weeks visit to the library. The inside plot is as follows, Lily Larouche former starlit, finds a baby girl in her washing machine one day with a note that says "This is Jo. Please take care of her. But beware. This is a DANGEROUS baby." Not paying attention to the capitals in Danger Lily raises the baby who proves to be anything but dangerous until her thirteenth year. Then on Lily's annual christmas party weird things begin to happen, Jo meets a Russian Colonel who is shot by a boy dressed up as a Hedgehog and a gaint cockroach is found in the basement tied up and complaining about the tabloids, plus a mysterious package falls from the sky for Jo, from the Order of Odd-fish.
All that sounds like a terrific head-ache but it actually plays out quite nicely and quickly. I find it rather well written, with a good sense of humor. Lily and the Russian Colonel are sufficently crazy, and the cockroach is suprisingly likeble with a great wit. Jo, has not only proved to be undangerous in what I've read but she seems more then unusually wimpy and unquirky for someone who was found in a washing machine. I had hopes for a different kind of heroine but I hope she turns out better as it goes along.
Now For A Study in Scarlet. What can I say but I love it! I find it very interesting even when all Sherlock and Watson are doing is talking about the science of observation. Sherlock is a great detective, and has come across to me as kinda quirky in his own logical way which I liked, and Watson a great bioghrapher. I'm enjoying it immensely and can't wait to finish.
Okay that's all for today!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Post for Darling Cousins and Good Friends

After My cousins left I noticed how awfully quiet it got. I really miss them alot, now that everyones gone back to work and school, no ones annoyed me with Jonas brothers music or, resident evil stuff of which I have no clue, or even yelled Freunleven at me :( . Those things may have seemed slightly annoying at first but boy how I do miss 'em now. It's kinda funny how that happens. Of course i've got a rather difficult biology exam coming up which fill up my time but it's not as much fun. I'd like to dedicate this entry to all my cousins who came up for the summer and made it interesting for me, weather we were witnessing my brothers car getting totalled or, throwing a dumpy fridge down the stairs, or heck just hanging out and talking about total nonsense. I LOVE YOU ALL SOOO MUCH!!!! *Sigh* wish you were here... Also I'd like to thank my friend who showed up last week soaking wet on our doorstep proving she'd come and visit me no matter what the weather. I just need a snowstorm to make this theory fact!
I may not have that many friends (I'm homeschooled, it's not 'cause I'm terrible...atleast I don't think I'm terrible) but the ones I do have are the best you could ask for SO...THANK YOU FRIENDS, AND MY FAMILY IN GENERAL FOR HOW WONDERFUL YOU ARE!!!
P.S. I won't say your names 'cause it's online for crying out loud but, you know who you are. ^_^
Goodnight Everybody! (and I mean this literally 'cause it's really late!)