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Brandon

My amazing friend did another illustration for me… oh, I am so happy!

She said it wasn’t very good, and then I looked at it. It is beautiful!

Brandon–

  • 5’ 11” – big & muscled person w/ scar on left bicep
  • 17-18 y-o
  • Hazel eyes
  • Small nose – like Lewellyn
  • Oval face – like Lewellyn
  • Stern – except when making fun of people
  • Brown hair – messy but not crazy

This character is from the same story as the last illustration she did here. He is the brother of that girl, so there a few similarities between them. 😊


This guy in my story actually has super strength… in this story, there is a group of people who have select powers. Lewellyn is their leader, and she is more gifted than the rest of them, and Brandon doesn’t like her a whole lot.


This is a sketch my friend did of the guy—Brandon—doing Form 1 from our Martial Arts school. This stance is called Crouching Tiger. 🙂 Pretty cool, huh?

Getting illustrations for this story helps push me to write even more!!!

My question for You: If you or someone you knew were to draw a picture of your favorite character, which character would that be (movie, TV show, book, etc.)?

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Books, & Books, & More Books!

I decided to stack my books into a wall and take a bunch of awesome pictures.

But instead of just stacking every single book, I stacked them by colors!!!

Here is the stack of red/pink books.
My red/pink books include many Janette Oke novels, Little Men, Little House books, C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, Jennifer A. Nielsen, and books from the Swipe Series.

Here are the browns.
I didn’t have many brown books, but most of the ones I do have are Tolkien books. We also have Prisoners of the Sea, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Art of War, and some Little House books.

All of the yellow/orange books.
Most of my yellow books are Nancy Drew mysteries. Other than that, there are a few Janette Oke books, Little House books, Lisa T. Bergen books, and Jennifer A. Nielsen books.

The few green books.
In this lovely stack of green books I have four Little House books, a Tolkien Atlas, a C. S. Lewis books, a Janette Oke book,  and a book from Lisa T. Bergren’s River of Time Series.

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Wonderful blue books!
Boue is my favorite color, and this is probably my favorite stack! We have some  classics, including: Sense and Sensibilty, The Orphan Queen, Jo’s Boys, Under the Lilacs, and Eight Cousins. There are also a few C. S. Lewis books, Little House books, Janette Oke books, and Jennifer A. Nielsen books.

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Who doesn’t love these purple books?
Purple! C. S. Lewis, Janette Oke, Charlotte Brontë, Evan Angler, and Mark Cahill! All such amazing books!

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Blacks & whites.
And here we have come to our last section, blacks and whites. We’ve got The River of Time Series, Janette Oke, Priceless, Nancy Drew, and C. S. Lewis!

Well… I hope this has inspired you to go make your own wall of books!!!

My question for You: How many books do you think you own? Which are you favorite?

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What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

  1. What to do when you fall off your bike… Pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and try, try again.
  2. What to do when you eat too much pineapple… I don’t actually know. Take some medicine?
  3. What to do when you procrastinate… STOP PROCRASTINATING. THIS IS COMING FROM AN EXPERT PROCRASTINATOR. I MEAN… LOOK AT THIS POST!
  4. What to do when you run out of books to read… I’m sorry. Go to the library. Go to a sibling’s room and ask for a book—do not steal one—or ask your parent’s.
  5. What to do when your dog is crazy… Chase them around the room a dozen times and then hide.
  6. What to do when you lose your headphones/earbuds… Blast your music until someone tells you to put on headphones. You reply, “But I lost mine,” and they will give you theirs.
  7. What to do when you can’t sleep… Read a book in bed; Run around the house; Do twenty push ups and fifty jumping jacks; Lay in bed staring up at the ceiling and you will eventually pass out.
  8. What to do when you are reading something boring… You should probably stop reading the boring something and read an interesting something, because when you read something boring you will read all the words but retain no information as the topic does not interest you, so read something that you will actually remember. Please.
  9. What to do when you forget to get your family member a gift for their birthday… You’re on your own for this one.
  10. What to do when you don’t know what to do… Learn how to do the thing you don’t know how to do, or come to my blog, where a sixteen year-old will give you advice!

That was… fun. Hope you liked it!

My question for You: Have you ever been in the situation where you were supposed to do something, but forgot, but you still had to push through? What happened?

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Sunday Thoughts

Hello, all! I am starting a new series on my blog called Sunday Thoughts. The idea is that I will be discussing something that has been on my mind over the last week, and giving it a spiritual twist. I hope that through this series you are inspired, or given something to think about.

Let us begin!

At my job, I typically work in a kitchen. In that kitchen, we have a radio that plays music from some station that doesn’t always play wholesome music. I can hardly hear the words in the songs, unless I try really hard, because as you may be able to guess, a kitchen in the food industry can be loud.

Sometimes I will hear a tune or melody that is similar to a song I know, and often times a Christian song I have sung in church or at my homeschool co-op will pop into my head.

The other day, the lyrics that came into my head were:

Be excellent in what is good.

Be innocent of evil.

These lyrics are from a song that I used to sing at my homeschool co-op. It has a fun tune, and was mostly meant for the younger kids. But when you have the same lyrics running over and over in your mind, you kinda stop and think about it more than when you probably did when you sang the song.

There are windows above the sink in the kitchen, and I love to stare out at the neighboring rooftops (the tea-house I work at is settles in a neighborhood) and daydream. I have to make sure I don’t fall too deep into my day dream, or I miss things my co-worker’s say to me. 😄

I was thinking about those simple lyrics, and it really made me pause. How often do we find pleasure in things that God may not approve of? Do we seek out activities that would please God daily, or just every so often, opting for things that we want to do instead?

We need to be the best we can in the things that are good, wholesome, and that we know the Lord would approve of. Not things that we know we approve of, and God may be fine with it.

We need to have a child-like innocence in all things that are evil and wicked.

The song continues with—

The God of peace will soon crush Satan.

God will crush him underneath of His feet.

Doesn’t it give you comfort to know that God will crush Satan, burying him beneath His feet? That will be a day of rejoicing!

Thank you all for taking time out of your Sunday to read my thoughts. I pray you are all well, and if you have any thoughts, please leave a comment!

Photo credit: Christopher Tkaczyk at Travel + Liesure

My question for You: Are there any songs you sang in your childhood at church or any other place that were a little silly, but had a deep meaning behind them?

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LOTR Characters – The Books vs. The Movies – Aragorn

Click here to see Part 1 and click here to see Part 2 of LOTR Characters – The Books vs. The Movies.

Aragorn


I personally love Viggo Mortenson’s way of bringing out Aragorn’s character. I suppose it could become better, but I wouldn’t want to replace him with anyone else.

In the book, Aragorn is the silent type, often drawing into his ranger self, and then suddenly evolving into the mighty king that he is!


In the movie, he is very much similar. There are a few things that happen differently, but I almost feel like I can’t discuss them properly, as I need to completely refresh my mind with the books (I have only just finished The Fellowship).


Aragorn is a rough weather worn man, typically keeping to himself in his travels. But beneath all of that, he is very caring, and a loyal friend.


What are your views of Aragorn—in the books or the movies?

My question for You: If you could choose when you wanted to die, would you? Or would you rather let time play out as it should?

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Watermelon Rounds, Broken Pencils, and Relaxing Kitties

Time for a compilation of all of my random thoughts… together in one place!

Sometimes a bendable pencil is not to be bent…
Why do cats like to lay in enclosed spaces, and then the next minute they are laying in your path of travel with every limb as far as they can possibly go… and then farther?
Watermelon always tastes better when it is in little round juicy balls. It’s a given!
Oh my goodness! What is beneath?
One can never have too many colorful Word Cloud books. Never!!!
Taking a picture of your brother with your phone while you are riding your bike on a narrow trail—downhill—may not be the best idea.
Algebra 2, friends. At least it’s not geometry.
I SO WANT TO QUILL MASTER CHIEF! AGH!
We all love the dolphin. Admit it.
Did I reorganize all of my books on the shelf again so that I could fit more books…? Nah… maybe.

And that is it, friends. I hope you have had a lovely time looking over my random thoughts. Enjoy your Wednesday!

My question for You: Have you ever taken the time to write down meaningful but  very random questions?

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A Few Jokes

I don’t feel the need to add any explanation. If you love LOTR, you will understand.


My question for You: Do you enjoy reading comics?

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