Sorts of Things That Happened to Me Today

Here’s a list of stuff that happened today:

• I mooshed cornbread in between my fingers until it turned grey.  This also works rather well with sushi rice, french bread, and the inside of bagels.  Anything doughy or really squishy works well.

• I shoved the remainder of the cornbread into a thermos of chicken soup and ate it.

• I watched a guy yelling and raising a fork.  Multiple people responded with their forks.

• I slipped and fell after running through the halls after the science teacher tricked me into believing that I was late for class after the first bell rang.

• I attempted to work with an awful computer.

• I stared at random people, making weird expressions.

• I wrote down a poem and had to re-break the lines so that it actually was a pantoum.  But then it kind of died.

• I left my thermos in the science teacher’s room and had to run back and get it.

• I tried to catch up with some people to try and tell them that telling the science teacher that it was his fault that I’d been in the hospital after falling after running to try to get to my next class wouldn’t work.

• I gave up doing the previous thing.

• I got ‘Surfing USA’ stuck in my head.

• I watched the new Steven Universe and my brain fell out of my body and rolled away.

• I watched the new Adventure Time and my brain had to roll back into my head to roll out again.

• I gesticulated forcefully, waving chopsticks, talking loudly as rice fell out of my mouth and onto my shirt.  It got stuck to it until I picked it off.

• I thought about putting together a photo story.

• I thought about all the comic book and cartoon characters I have ever falling in love with. (Want a list? Um… Johnny from Maple Town Story, Lapis Lazuli from Steven Universe, Larisa and Cloud from Sandra and Woo (sandraandwoo.com) etc.)

• I began to seriously question my sanity.

Thanks you!

Changuita

P.S. A EXTREME PHOTO STORY UPDATING DR. SQUIGGLEEYES AND RISTLETON’S DISASTROUS MISADVENTURE VERY SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.P.S. Larisa is insane.

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And the Winner Is…

Hmm… I used three little dot thingies in the title.  Have you ever noticed that most people type those little dot like this… when they should be typed like this…  It’s kind of like those hyphens.  Hyphen-like thingies– Wait, what was I talking about?

Oh yeah– winning. (See how I used alt+- rather than -? That’s the correct hyphen-thing for that grammatical use. But I’m terrible at figuring out where to put parenthesis… is this good?)  Anyways, the decision for the winner of Mivsie’s Photo Contest was (guess what) incredibly hard.  Here’s what I thought of the three entries:

• GB’s Entry:  I think this really used symbolism and metaphors of sorts to depict the literal definition of Life.  Basically, things that are defined by the six characteristics of life(as we know it).  It had a cute mouse in it.  There were plants and eggs and things like that.  It was a really cool translation.  A cool interpretation.

• Aranera’s Entry:  I liked this one because it depicted ‘life’ as the social construct used by most animals (on this planet) to live their lives.  See?  Life.  A day in the life.  It was nice to see that the little dog, Clara Kenneth, in her photos had a good life.  It looks like she has friends, and food, and a family.  These are important in life, right? The pictures were also taken with a cool filter that gave them an interesting and in-depth look.  They looked almost as though they had been seen through a dream, which made them fun to look at.  Another cool interpretation.

•Dawn’s Entry: I thought that Dawn’s entry really conveyed life in the way that it showed a mother feeding her baby.  It looked like the poor mama had been up all night, getting out of bed to feed her kitten, trying to get some sleep, etc.  However, she still takes care of this little life form that she helped to make.  She feeds her offspring.  The composition and angle of the photo was also cute.  It makes the mama look small and insignificant, although she has enough power to care for her young.  Another cool interpretation.

Everyone did really great.  So let me announce the winner… *drumroll*… And it is…

Dawn!  Yay!  Thanks to everyone who participated!

Okay, here’s a badge for you, Dawn:

WInner's Badge

And everyone who participated can try and nab this badge for your website:

Participant's Badge

I mean, if you can… try dragging onto your desktop and then uploading it to your photostream or website’s sidebar.  Or just leave it there to admire! 🙂

And if you’re really devoted, then blow one up and print it out for your wall! 😉

Here’s Mivsie:

"Congratulations!"

“Congratulations!”

She’s says thanks to all the participants!

Have a good rest of your life and keep reading,

Changuita

I SHALL KILL YOU, REBECCA SUGAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just watched the newest episode of that one show.  Steven Universe.  Seeing as I don’t have a TV, I watched it on that other thing.  Here is basically how I felt:

:think:

:dance:

:clap:

:love:

:wtf:

BUT THEN-

:cry:

:evil:

:-x

AND THEN-

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AND THEN MY RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE, WHICH CANNOT BE EXPRESSED BY SOMETHING AS CUTE AS A SYLVANAIN EMOTICON- IT WAS LIKE:

I WILL KILL YOU, REBECCA SUGAAAAAAAAAR!!! RAAAWR!!!

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Sources: http://sylvanianfamiliesforum.co.za/phpbb/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=13#

http://rhandi-mask.deviantart.com/art/Angry-Garnet-gif-489333541

The Vision Stones Part, um… Nine!

“Can it wait, pitiful sorcerer?” Ristle opened his eyes to see that the sky through the trees was periwinkle.  The air was fresh. It must nearly be dawn.  He sat up, and saw, all standing in a row in front of the cart, a million spirits of all shapes and sizes.

There were the yokai that Rokudo had warned about.  Two kitsunes with at least nine tails each stood sentinel at each end of a variety of creatures.  A huge, slender man wearing a noh mask stood in the middle of the dusty road, and two kappas looked in from the bushes.

There were also a variety of tiny, green and blue spooks, some with one eye, some with two, even three, who were all looking very shy and rigid.  Ristle wondered if the one who he and Helia had spotted earlier was among them.

Then there were goblins.  They were mostly small, brown figures towards the back, but a few looked much more gruesome and hulking, some wrapped in blood stained bandages.

Forest spirits also added to the mix.  Wisps of smoke, water, steam, or fire gambled through the line cautiously, never staying still.

And there were the promised ghosts, not looking in any particular direction, hovering off the ground by a few feet.  They were all naked, a slightly glowing disturbance in the air.

Faeries of all sorts lined the trees, all holding acorns and walnuts, as though hoping to pelt them at the cart the first chance they got.

Ristle blinked.  The man in the noh mask spoke again, “Go back where you came from.  We do not know whether you are human, but you possess knowledge and power.  Use it.”

“We came to speak with Kadelvesi, and we do not want to harm you.”

Elidia was watching a tiny, female fairy in one of the trees, who was sitting elegantly next to a small troll.  

One of the kitsunes scoffed, “Harm us?  Puny mortals harm us?  How about we sit and talk and have a drink.”  He pulled out a jug.

“No.”  The man in the noh masked waved a hand down.  “The vision stones, you said?”

“Yes,” Rokudo smiled softly. “We must talk to Kadelvesi about them.”

“Well, we were employed to protect Kadelvesi, and we will.  How about this:  We will let you speak to Kadelvesi, but for a price.”

“A price?  One of our lives?  A prisoner?”  Rokudo shook his head, softly.

“No, not a price like that,” said a voice.  A short man with a crinkled, smiling face and long, flowing robes pushed past a few spooks, then stretched out his arms. “Not a price at all like that, P.  We will let you go if you make a promise.”

Lots of the spirits scoffed or sniffed, and one fairy threw a rock at the old man, who deflected it easily.

“Promise me, P.  Promise me that you will not harm Kadelvesi.  That you will not ask any difficult questions.  That you will not, not even once, ask the location of a vision stone, especially if she would not like you too.”

“Merfee.  You are just like when we last met.  Right then, I promise.  I, Provellius Rokudo Quarentil, promise not to do any of the things you uttered.”

“Good then.  Pass through.”  The line of spirits parted, and the cart rattled in.

“Right.  We must watch…. ourselves now that we are in Kadelvesi’s domain.  Do not speak of any plans we have.”  Rokudo seemed to be looking at Elidia more than anyone else.

“Why don’t we take a break?” Elidia asked. “You look exhausted, and I think Helia isn’t looking good, either.”  

Ristle glanced at Helia.  She was very pale, and sweat was dripping from her forehead.  Ristle scootched away from her, hoping she wasn’t going to be sick.

“I’m…I’m fine,”  Helia said. “It’s… okay.”

“Sure.  Whatever.”  Tiger snorted.  “You look awful.”

Elidia said something inaudible to Rokudo, who nodded, pulling the cart to the side of the road, where Elidia got out and climbed onto a bike.

“I’ve- my vision stone has seen a map of this place, so… I know a good place for camping.”

Tiger got up, stretched, and climbed onto the other bike.  Both of them started pedaling.  

They only glimpsed a few more spirits through the trees:  a pond full of kappas, two fairies tittering to each other while hovering in the air, and a menacing pair of eyes peering out of a cave.

The landscape became rockier, and the trees thinned.  Pretty soon the landscape was mostly crunched up granite boulders, tall grass dotted with wildflowers, and the occasional pine tree.

Around them, they could see tall mountains in the distance, some snow capped and dotted with fields and trees.  They must be in a basin of some sort.

“Here it is,”  Elidia said as they reached an open meadow dotted with boulders and surrounded with rocky peaks.  There were a few bare patches of ground that would be good for lighting fires. “We should set up some tents.”

“Right,”  Rokudo said, flapping to the ground. “Our plan is:  We set camp, sleep, and eat, anything to get us relaxed for tomorrow.  Two of us will stay outside and watch out for danger while the rest get some shuteye.  In the morning, we’ll climb to Kadelvesi’s cave on foot, while one of us stays here to watch the cart.  Actually, two of us should stay.  Emerald and Mark, would you mind?  I’m afraid a dragon might find you tasty.”

“Alright with me,” said Emerald brightly. “Helia, dearest, would you like something to eat?”

“No, I’m fine.” Helia smiled a bit.

“Okay, then.  Can we help with something, Rokudo?”

“Yes, of course!  You too can prepare dinner while the rest of us set up the tent.  Ristle, could you and Elidia go fetch water?  I’m sure Elidia knows where some is.”

Ristle nodded, and he and Elidia set off into the forest, Elidia walking gingerly because of the knife she’d stashed in her boot.

“Where’s the nearest stream or well?” Ristle asked as they climbed over a large, mossy boulder.  Elidia had a small backpack on, and her cardigan was tied around her waist.  The sun had just come up, and the mountains glowed a beautiful, cantaloupe- like pinky orange.

“It’s a river.  It’s near here, but it has a kappa infestation… Do you know anything about kappas?”  They had conquered the boulder, and were walking side by side through straggly pine and juniper.

“Um… water imps?”  

“Yeah, well, they aren’t generally violent, more often than not more mischievous than harmful, things like tying shoelaces together or stealing food, but sometimes they’ll try to drown you or go after your spirit ball-”

“Spirit…ball?”

“Well, the only real way to fend them off is cucumber, they go mad for it.  Oh, the spirit ball is-”

But she was cut off by the sounds of splashing and laughter.  Looking through the trees, Ristle could see a variety of greenish forms moving around what seemed to be a body of water.

“Why did we choose a kappa infested pond?  I mean-”  

“Shh!”  Elidia stepped forward, and pulled Ristle with her into the clearing.  The kappas didn’t notice them.  There were about ten of them, all with monkey faces or else bird’s beaks, and all green but one turquoise one sitting on a rock towards one end of the pond, where glassy waterfalls cascaded into the greenish water.  All of the kappas had short, bristly hair around the soft spot in their head, a place that had to be kept wet, or else they would be sapped of all supernatural power.  Some had metal basins on their heads to protect them.

“Hey, Kappas!!!”  Elidia shouted suddenly.

“Humans!” screeched the turquoise kappa. “What do you want?”

“I know what you want!!!”  Elidia shouted.  “You want….these!!!”  She pulled a bundle of tea cucumbers out of her backpack, and waved them above her head. “Yum, yum!”

Hmm… Why Elidia doesn’t just bow to the kappas, I don’t know… Yokai are weird.  Maybe she thinks cucumbers are a better idea.

😉

-Changuita

It’s Friday Already??!

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“It’s Friday already?”

“¿Ya es el viernes?”

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“(sighs) It isn’t that the week went by fast, it was just that…”

“(suspira) No es que la semana pasó rápido, solo es que….”

Betty_3

“It went by so slow that I couldn’t see the end of it…”

“Se pasó tan lentamente que no pudé ver su fín…”

Betty_4

“Until now!”

“¡Hasta ahorita!”

So yeah… a little mouse narrates thoughts that were almost my thoughts exactly…

And I feel that a storm of strange tension is beginning on the horizon…

And that it will not only affect me when it hits us.

I’m a little weird right now.

I think I’m dehydrated… a bit.

Mostly just a bit of other randomness

Yes… randomness… Okay, today it rained, so this is what I did:

Right… it rained, and I had math and was in lotus position for a lot of it.  I still wonder why I am two years up in math if I can’t even hold the book right. (or flip a picture right-side up)  Well, it is CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics) and does try to make math simpler by making it complicated, and (pause)  Actually,  I’ll save the Common Core rant for another day. 😉

Seeing as my computer is being slow and I was going to post a Sylvanian story, it decided to reload all my tabs without my consent, sending all my photos into the black hole of unsaved content, and I am too lazy to re-upload them. :/

Right then.  So, I suppose this will be another post about randomness.

It was raining.

Then I ran around barefooted in the pouring rain.

Okay… more random stuff…

Hm. Monkeys are cute!  APPLESAUCE!  And… dragons!!!

The beans aren't actually green.  The jar is.

The beans aren’t actually green. The jar is.

Little fan and club tail. (yes, I make sure that my dragons are the correct gender.)

Little fan and club tail. (yes, I make sure that my dragons are the correct gender.)

I made them out of Sculpey and dressed the older boy in some smallish Sylvanian clothes.  I might make something for the little girl… hmm…

So… the little girl has a name.  She’s called Li.  I thought it was fitting, seeing as she has a pearl of power, and her older brother (yet to be named) does not.

Okay then.  Any suggestions for names for him???  Comment to answer!  I would prefer Chinese names, seeing as they are Chinese dragons, but Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Indonesian names work, too.

Thanks for tolerating my weirdness,

Changuita 😛

So many things

There are so many things that I want to say, but as soon as I sit down in front of the computer, my fingers start tapping on the keyboard, and I keep going for about a paragraph or so, and then I stop.  In my head, the words had sounded real.  They had seemed significant.  Now, sitting here in my plaid flannel jacket, I feel forced to drum out meaninglessness on a virtual page.

Maybe I just shouldn’t post today.

-Changuita

PS The Vision Stones word count is at 50,433, and still going!  I surpassed my word goal of 50,000 words by the end of November, but the story is hardly started plot-wise.  😉

The Plane Ride Part Two

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Dr. SquiggleEyes:  Hee hee!

Dr. SquiggleEyes: ¡Je, je!

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Ristleton: Ugh….

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Eh…..

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*suspiro largo*

*long sigh*

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Dr. SuiggleEyes:  Ristleton, you look down.

Dr. SquiggleEyes: Ristleton, te ves triste.

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I know how to make you happy!

¡Se como hacerté feliz!

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RIstleton: Really?

Ristleton: ¿De veras?

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Dr. SquiggleEyes: Let’s eat dinner!

Dr. SquggleEyes: ¡Vamos a comer!

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Yum!

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Ristleton: Ugh….

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Dr. SquiggleEyes: Uh… huh.

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Ristleton: Um… you have something in your mustache…

Ristleton: Er… tienes algo en tu bigote…

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Dr. SquiggleEyes: Where?

Dr. SquiggleEyes: ¿Dónde?

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Ristleton: Ah… over here….

Ristleton: Ah… por aquí…

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Dr. SquiggleEyes: Better?

Dr. SquiggleEyes: ¿Mejor?

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Ristleton:  I’m going to sleep.

Ristleton: Voy a dormir.

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*zipppppppppppp*

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*zzzzzzz*

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*zzzzzzzzz*

Okay, I know, longest plane ride ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Next part soon, I promise!

-Changuita