“It’s flat!” you say. // A Poem

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Apparently the moment you tell the world that poetry just “isn’t your thing” is the moment a poem decides to stick itself into your noggin in the middle of the night whilst you’re trying to sleep.

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Crowning Heaven by Emily Hayse // A Beautiful Debut by A New Favorite Author!

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Today I’m coming at you all with a book review! WOOT WOOT!

And I know that I’ve basically been flinging a TON of bookish posts at your faces lately (seriously, Kenzie. what is up with all the book stuff.), but I promise that this is the last book-related post for a while, okay? I’ve basically just been on a serious book binge lately, and apparently this is something that I need to fling in you guys’ faces.

Ahem.

please don’t hate me.

BUT ANYWAY. Today’s bookish post is none other than a review of a book that I have had on my TBR since literally forever ago. Or, for those of you out there who prefer dealing in absolutes (apparently the Sith read my blog now), since March of 2018.

Actually, to make matters even worse towards my severe lack of productivity, I won an ARC of this book through the author’s blog, and though I started reading it literally the day before it was published, I didn’t actually finish the book until December 3rd.

So. Yeah. 2018 wasn’t a very productive reading year for me, but that, my friends, is a topic for an entirely different blog post and had absolutely nothing to do with the amazingness of the books I read last year.

Let us take, for instance, Crowning Heaven by Emily Hayse. It took me exactly 9 months to finish it, and yet the story was wonderful. In fact, I’m kind of kicking myself for not having finished it sooner, because HOLY GUACAMOLE that last quarter! The entire story was good as a whole, but that final quarter was probably my favorite part.

And so obviously I must now squeal about the entire book.Read More »

The Liebster Award! (a.k.a. the Lobster Award)

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As I’m sure you guys can tell by the title of this post, I HAVE OFFICIALLY BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD!!! Woot woot!

And also I’m pretty sure “Liebster” is a most grievous typo of lobster, which is rather unfortunate, because the only thing better than being nominated for a Liebster award is being nominated for a lobster award, am I right?

Although I’ve heard most of the nominees for that particular award are pretty shellfish, so.Read More »

My 2019 TBR! (a.k.a. i’m never going to read all of these someone please help me)

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On Tuesday, I gave you guys a glimpse into some of the books — both good and . . . not so good? — that I read in 2018. And since I had so much fun writing that smudge, I thought it might be even more fun to take a look at all of the books I want to read in 2019!

And let me tell you, folks. There are a lot of books on this list. . . So strap on your reading caps, grab yourself a cookie, and let’s get started on climbing this mountain, shall we?Read More »

The Most Noteworthy Books of 2018!

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2018 truly was a lovely year. Not only did I get a ton of writing done (or rather, tried to get a lot of writing done??) but I also rejuvenated my love of reading! I mean, it happened more towards the end of the year, rather than the beginning, but I mean AT LEAST IT HAPPENED, AMIRIGHT?Read More »

Good Morning, 2019! // my 2019 writing goals and an inside look into what the new year holds!

 Happy New Year, cyberspace!

Well, my friends, it is officially a new year. I don’t know about you guys, but personally, 2018 felt really . . . weird. It was simultaneously super short and really long, and I’m not entirely sure what to think of it. I did, however, have a super long list of ALL OF THE THINGS I had planned to get done last year, and–as per the norm–I did basically none of it.

Yeah. I’m really good at following through with my goals, guys. It’s great.

But since it’s finally January–and since I absolutely love portraying myself as the world’s biggest loser in Cyberspace–I thought it’d be fun to go over all of the things that I totally did not do last year.

And also all of the things that I’m totally not going to do this year, because apparently I have a really bad habit of making un-achievable goals and someone really needs to stop me, please.

So let’s jump right into it, shall we?Read More »

The Allotting of The Dares // The NaNoWriMo Dare Squad Wrap-Up Video(s)

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Well, folks. You know what this is.

A long, long, looooong time ago, I promised you all a video of my face handing out the NaNoWriMo Dare Squad dares to all us losers. And though it took many months and a few outtakes during the Q&A section (don’t get your hopes up, peasants. they have been deleted), I have finally gotten over my fear of talking to literally no one and have created the video.

Or, shall I say, videos, because for some reason I can’t figure out how to merge them. Aha.

But anyway, here you go, my friends. The first video is the Q&A, in which I answer all of the questions you lovely folks sent in to me (I think I forgot to say thank you for sending in questions in the video, so I’m just gonna fling a giant THANK YOU!!!!! at all of your faces right here instead. . . *flings thanks at your face*), and the second video is the actual allotting of the dares, in which the video quality is poor, the editing out of flubbed up words is even poorer, and during which you can see (if you squint hard enough) the fact that I was too lazy to erase my first effort at jotting down some Dare Squadian names on my scrap paper, and so I decided to just cross them out like some sort of weird hitlist instead. #normal

I promise I’m not trying to murder you, guys.

But anyway. Here you go, peasants. Enjoy watching me flail and make a fool of myself! *thumbs up*

(also for anyone who is wondering — no. i am never making another video like this ever again. i am a blogger, not a youtuber, and i think that fact is extremely apparent at this point.)

EDIT NOTE: Apparently WordPress will not allow me to just post the video like a normal person, so I had to upload the videos to YouTube. #FUNTIMES Fortunately for me, I was able to keep them unlisted so that virtually no one will ever be able to find them, so here you guys go! I’ve also got the names and dare numbers listed down below, so even if you don’t want to watch the videos through completely, you can just skippity skip down to the bottom of this page and check out which dare you got!

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#regerts

(oh! one other thing. when i say “bad dares” near the beginning of this video, what I’m really trying to say is “super embarrassing dares”. when i’m nervous i just kind of ramble and fail to word properly. so. yeah. fun times.)

. . . THE FINAL TALLY . . .

Gail — 1

Jem — 8

Kate — 10

Kirsten — 7

Kenzie — 3

The NaNoWriMo Dare Squad Season Two Dare Board



TALK TO ME, PEASANTS

Well. This was properly horrifying. I’m actually not all that comfortable with posting videos of myself onto the internet, but I mean? New year, new experiences, amiright? (this is never happening ever again, oh my word) Hopefully I’ll be able to sleep tonight without having a panic attack. . .

BUT ANYWAY! How about you guys? How have you all been? I’m assuming this post means I’m back from my Hiatus, so let’s talk about all of the glorious things you’ve been doing, shall we? And as for all you NaNoWriMo Dare Squadians out there. . .what do you think of the results for the Dare Squad? I’m actually pretty excited with the one I got (I believe I also failed to mention that mine was submitted by the lovely Eva. . .), and I am EXTREMELY stoked to see what all of my fellow losers do with the dares they’ve received!!! I hope all of you are having the very happiest of New Years, and here’s hoping this video is not the end of my existence here on earth. Aha. *nerves*

As always, until next time. . .

*flings cookies in the air and disappears*

Goodbye, Cyberspace! (i’m going on hiatus)

Happy December, Cyberspace!

Well, folks, I’m just going to cut right to the chase this morning: I’m going on a hiatus. I should probably have mentioned this last month, but writing 50,000 words for NaNo and blogging throughout the month of November (if you can even call that blogging?) has left me creatively drained. And, as every elf knows, a month filled with merry-making and Christmas-cookie-eating is the absolute best way to fill myself back up again!Read More »

The NaNoWriMo Dare Squad — The Final Post

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Well, folks, another November has come and gone. We have written. We have cried. We have supported each other. Celebrated with each other. Cursed each other’s cereal so that our friends shall inevitably fail and have to do a dare. Another NaNoWriMo is ending, and with that ending goes the last bits of our sanity that we have been so carefully clinging on to.

NaNoWriMo is finally over, and it is now time, my friends, for us to meet our deaths.

But first, I kind of want to toot my own horn for a moment, here, because something kind of wonderful happened on the 28th, and I just have to share it with you all, apparently. . .Read More »