Friday, December 27, 2013

Top 10 Of 2013 - Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2014



Unfortunately I just found out about this really cool Top 10 Of 2013 thing so I missed every other day but I figured may as well do the last day anyways, right?
So basically everyday for the week of the 23-27 there was a different list to do about the Top of 2013, books obviously, and today's Top 10 of 2013 list is looking forward to 2014 and the top 10 books that you have serious grabby hands for and so here is mine:

  1. Blood Of Olympus by Rick Riordan 12127857
  2. Cress by Marissa Meyer 13206828
  3. Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielson 17667561
  4. Dreams Of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor 13618440
  5. Untitled Lorien Legacies #5 by Pittacus Lore
  6. Odin's Ravens by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr 16060302
  7. Unbound by Victoria Schwab 13638131 
  8. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  9. Dorthy Must Die by Danielle Paige18053060
  10. White Space by Ilsa J. Bick 



Song Of The Moment - Queen Of Hearts by We The Kings

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How To Find Christmas Cheer and A Giveaway!

Happy Day Before Christmas!!!

Have you been struggling to feel that Christmas feeling? Have you been feeling a little down this month because maybe your family has abandoned you? Then these tips are for you! (Said in an infomercial voice)

How To Find Last Minute Christmas Cheer!!
  1. Read a book!!! - Not just any book your favorite book, that book that you love so much and that can't help but make you feel happy. This time of year that book for me is Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares, which never fails to make me feel Christmassy! Also I am holding a giveaway for it!*
  2. Listen to music, it doesn't have to be Christmas music just whatever you feel like, blast it throughout the house and dance and sing and just forget everything else.
  3. Bake Christmas Cookies, what could be more festive? and do combine this with number two
  4. Watch Christmas movies, get lost in them and forget about your less than perfect Christmas season. I recommend the Grinch, obviously.
  5. Go and look at the lights! Christmas lights are the best, you know? So go see them!
  6. Just focus on having a good time, forget that it's Christmas time and just have fun, make the best of it. Go all out for Christmas doing everything you can to make it feel more like it or take down the decorations and boycott everything Christmassy and have fun some other way.
Giveaway!!!
Prizes - a copy of Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares and The Grinch on dvd or blu-ray your choice! Also a $10 Starbucks gift card!!! 
Rules - You must be thirteen or older and have parental permission.
You must live in the U.S.
You must subscribe to this blog in someway whether you actually subscribe with the button thing or just follow by email.
And you must comment with your favorite Holiday tradition and either your favorite Holiday Memory or your Worst Holiday Memory, okay? Okay. 
Song Of The Moment - Where Are You Christmas? by Faith Hill

Monday, December 23, 2013

Five Tips To Making The Best Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!!!

 Merry The Day Before The Day Before Christmas!!!! And Happy whichever Holiday you may celebrate and if you celebrate none Happy December 23! (I think I covered all my bases, right?)

Giveaway!!!

First of all I am sincerely sorry for the whole haven't posted in forever thing and so I thought to start off this post why not a short list of excuses? Okay then.
  1. I've been busy writing and revising! - That's a lie, I have been procrastinating a lot though!
  2. I've been sick? That was true for the first week of December when I had what turned out not to be food poisoning when it came back two days later as stomach flu.
  3. Everything that follows is a lie.
  4. I've been busy.
  5. I was away at sea.
  6. I was Christmas shopping all month long?
  7. I was baking - which is only true of the last week or so because the oven was dead.
  8. I've been dressing up in a Green Hood with a bow and arrow and hunting down people who have Failed My City every night for the past three months.
Next! Five Tips To Making The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!! In all honesty I got half of them from some site on the Internet. These make the cookies chewy rather than hard which is especially best for when you're making sugar free cookies. 
  1. Butter or Shortening? - You know how it tends to alternate whether the recipe calls for butter OR shortening? Use both!!
  2. Melt the butter!!! Instead of just softening it.
  3. Add an extra egg yolk.
  4. Take the cookies out of the oven a few minutes before they are completely cooked, just like two or three minutes, you want to make sure that they are mostly cooked and then let them cool for like ten minutes on the hot baking sheet.
  5. Make while dancing around the kitchen to Christmas music (or your music of choice).
Cookies!!!-



I tried to post these pictures to my twitter the other day but my Internet was being moody and just didn't want me to, you know?
Also why is it that if a seventeen year old girl wears reindeer antlers a week before Christmas out Christmas shopping, said seventeen year old among all of the compliments, obviously, also gets a ton of weird looks? I mean it would be weird if it was the middle of June but come on it's all most Christmas, where's your Holiday cheer?

Song Of The Moment - Do You Want To Build A Snowman - From the Frozen Soundtrack

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cliches In Female Characters In YA Books

A good old-fashioned rant!!

I love a good kick-ass female main character, but one thing I've noticed that happens a lot and that I absolutely hate is when the character inevitably falls in love and then just stands back and let's the guy do all the work, WTF? Why does the girl always have to turn in to a blubbering, whiny, idiot when she falls for the guy? Why? Can't she still be a bad-ass even when the guy starts ignoring her because he's a jerk? Why does what the guy does always affect the girl so much, when the guy just buries his feelings and ignores her? Why can't she do the same thing?

Also, when it's a love triangle and the girl is with the sweet one because she doesn't want to "hurt" him instead of with the one she loves. Also, why is it never the sweet one that she ends up with? Am I the only person who actually likes the sweet guys instead of the "bad boy"? For once I want the kick-ass girl to, heaven for bid, NOT fall for the prick of a "bad boy" who needs to be slapped a few times and ignored for the rest of his life until he stops being a jerk even if he did have a tortured life! Just me, then?

Now not all books are like this but quite a few are, in my experience, and it is so frustrating! The main books that come to mind that these things happen in is Maximum Ride and Tigers Curse, in Tigers Curse I swear to god every five pages in book three the girl is crying over something again, and again, and she picks the sweet guy over the jerk even though she doesn't love him and then proceeds to cry more!(I haven't read the last one and don't plan to so I don't know if this continues or not.) Then in Maximum Ride she just becomes a weakling and does nothing to stop the end of the world even though she's been working toward that goal for the whole series, the guy is okay but everything about the last book is horrible and deserves to burn in hell.

My goal in life as a writer, besides getting books published, is to write a YA book that has romance without a love triangle or insta-love, with a kick-ass girl who never falters in being kick-ass and who just scoffs at the "bad boy" while he pines after her(and do this in every book I write, actually, maybe without the "bad boy" part). (the book I just wrote, with my whole Summer I wrote a book thing is more middle grade with no romance so it doesn't really meet the requirements. My NaNoWriMo 2013 is more YA and so I guess it technically almost counts but there is no "bad boy".)

Song Of The Moment - Warrior by Beth Crowley 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Bookish Holiday Gifts!!!!! Plus Recommendations!!!!

Mainly Books!!! Mainly YA Books!!
For that person in your life that has every book and just wants more!!!
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell -here
  • Dash and Lily's Book Of Dares - here
  • Just One Day -here
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer - here
  • Guitar Notes -here
  • FableHaven by Brandon Mull - here
  • Pendragon by D.J. MacHale - here
  • Chronicles Of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon - here
  • Lorien Legacies by Pitacus Lore - here
  • The False Prince by Jennifer Neilson - here
  • The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima - here
  • Super Human by Micheal Carroll - here
  • Proxy by Alex London - here
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver - here
  • Fault In Our Stars T-Shirt! - Click here
  • These Bookmarks - click here - listen to the song here
I know I missed some of my obvious recommendations and everything but there's more!
For more bookish gift ideas click here!

Song Of The Moment - Mr. Winter by The Maine 

P.S. For anyone out there shopping for their wives or mothers, or whatever just because they may not be a "young adult" does not mean you shouldn't by them these books, everyone loves YA, trust me I know these things. A good starting point is obviously Hunger Games, Harry Potter(but who hasn't read that!) or The Fault In Our Stars other options include everything else on this list plus anything you can find. =) That's right I am sooo helpful.

P.S.S - When in doubt buy Fangirl!!!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

X-Mas - Favorite Things About December


  1. My Favorite thing about December, besides snow, is Decorating for Christmas! This year we've moved into a real house so we can decorate a lot more, and we did about half on black Friday and finished everything else throughout the weekend, except the tree still only has lights!!! My brothers have been working and then yesterday one of my brothers, and I had food poisoning and we're sick all day so we haven't had time!! It's a tragedy, really!!!
  2. SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! Speaking of snow we've had a bit of a blizzard today so I'm happy!
  3. Presents!!! This is not me be shallow while I do love getting presents,, my favorite thing is buying presents, picking out gifts and then wrapping them, and of course making them impossibly hard to unwrap. =)
  4. Cookies!! My brother has diabetes and actually my mom was just diagnosed with it too, so we always make cookies, sugar free, and we spend like a whole week baking because we give a bunch away and my brothers and mom take them to work and everything. But I love making Christmas cookies because even when it's just plain chocolate chip it's just better when it's for Christmas, and you're blasting Christmas music and everything.
  5. Music!!! I love CHristmas music and my mom and I start singing and listening to it like right after Halloween.
  6. Movies! Starting the day after, or sometimes before, Thanksgiving there is always a Christmas movie on one of the TVs in my house.
Song Of The Moment - Chritstmas With You by Artist vs. Poet

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Announcing New Blog Name and December Update!

The New Name Of The Blog is Ofically........THE STORY GOES!
The blog will be updated in just a few short hours! Or less than an hour probably!

December Update -

  • Firstly, in the next few days I'll do a short post about NaNoWriMo and winning and all of that.
  • Secondly it's December!!!!!! Obviously! The Best month of the year!!!!!!!!!! And as such I have lots of Christmas stuff to be doing this month so I don't promise a ton of posts but I will post some and some Christmas and Holiday themed posts, too. 
  • Also sometime after Christmas right around New Years I will be doing quite a few New Years posts and things like Top 13 books of 2013 and so on and so forth.
  • On January 1st I will be launching a new blog!!!!!! Called Fangirls Anonymous!!! Stay tuned for updates.
  • I will also try and get around to updating the Qoutes page since I have kinda neglected it recently.
  • Writing wise this month I have a couple chapters left to write of my NaNoWriMo novel I did write 54,756 words it just wasn't enough to finish the book! Besides that I hope to get to revisions on my Dragon book because that's my baby and the one I want to revise first. 
  • Lastly, how are you doing post NaNoWriMo?

Song Of The Moment - Last Christmas by Wham!

Friday, November 29, 2013

200th Post!!!! And Thanksgiving! And NaNo?

Firstly -


Secondly - I couldn't come up with an awesome 200th post so I apologize for the lameness of this post, though by now you should be used to it. =)

Thirdly - A Tale Of Thanksgiving Madness
Backstory - My family, consisting of my mom, my two brothers and me, used to always have Thanksgiving at my grandma's, but she passed away a couple years ago and we started going out for Thanksgiving diner because it was always such a big deal to my Grandma and we didn't want to do it for real without her, last year was the first year we did it at home again and this was to be the second year.
Now we've moved into a new house that we're renting and we haven't even been here a month and so far one of the toilets has started leaking and almost flooded the bathroom and the heater went out and of course today, on Thanksgiving, is the day the oven decided to stop working! All week it's been fine, it was fine this morning when we first put the turkey in and then about three quarters of the way through cooking the turkey my brother pulls it out to bast it or whatever and found out that the oven is cold! So, what did we do you ask? Well we finished cooking it in the microwave of course! I am completely serious, apparently it works. Before my mom got married and had kids and everything she would cook full little turkeys and hams in the microwave at her job for the Christmas party and everything. Luckily the oven would work on broil so we were able to make all the sides. But it was an adventure to say the least.
So, how was your Thanksgiving? Hopefully nice and oven cooked? Or deep fried? (we deep fried it one year and then my brother broke the deep frier. =) )

Lastly!- At 2:00 A.M on the 29th I won NaNoWriMo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More on this latter. =)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013 Update #5 -AKA Post #199!

It's Day 27 of NaNoWriMo (also the day before Thanksgiving!) and the word count goal is 45,000 and yours' truly is at 44,503! I caught up last night and am not even 500 words behind today! I must say I am happy with myself and for the first time I really feel like I am going to win, I just KNOW, you know?
 I don't know about you right now with us getting close to the end of the month and getting real close to 50,000 words I'm like really pumped up and ready to sit down and finish those words! I am hoping to win today or tomorrow and then write extra until the 30th or until I finish my book because I'm almost positive that I can't finish in just 5,497 words, there will be more and i want to come as close to actually completing the first draft as possible. =) So, how you doing? (How do you make a winky face?) ; )?

Song Of The Moment - Let It Go by Demi Lovato 

P.S. as of yet I have no idea about what this epic 200th post is going to be about, any ideas? And does it count is I post something that says like 200th post coming soon and then finish it later?

P.S.S. I'm doing a giveaway! Click Here for more information and/or enter below! To make the giveaway more NaN0Wri-me(?) let's say it's to celebrate the last week of NaNoWriMo! (I have come up with many reasons for this giveaway, did you notice?)

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Monday, November 25, 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013 Update #4 - A Playlist and Giveaway (closed)

This is some of the songs I like to listen to while writing for all different kinds of scenes and just some fun random songs, I hope you enjoy it!




Todays Word Count Is 4,1666 words, and I am at 37,372 words, I am still behind but I shall win! Hopefully! This is the last week! My train of thought goes -Write, must write, eat, must eat, write must write, sleep? I should sleep? What are you talking about it's the last week of NaNoWriMo are you insane!? I can't sleep, my character is in mortal peril, how can I sleep!? -That might actually be what I mutter incoherently when someone tries to talk to me. =) How are you? Are you behind, on track, finished already!? If you're that last one I am extremely jelly (which apparently means jealous, according to my brother, who knew?" My story for one is just reaching the really good fast paced part leading up to the climax and eventual end and I love it! What about you, do you still feel excited about you're book, DO YOU LOVE IT!!!??? I REALLY want to know!!

P.S. I might have been delirious from sleep deprivation when I wrote this post.
P.S.S. I'm doing a giveaway! Click Here for more information and/or enter below! To make the giveaway more NaN0Wri-me(?) let's say it's to celebrate getting over the hump of week 2! (I have come up with many reasons for this giveaway, did you notice?)

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Changes! Giveaway! (closed)

I have officially decided on a new name and bought a Domain Name!!!! I will be changing the name and everything after the 1st and I will announce the new name in my 200th post! (which this is post #197!). In the meantime you may have noticed that I already changed the look of the blog (again) to go along with the changing everything kick that I am on.
And don't forget there is still a GIVEAWAY going on! Click here for details and/or enter below!

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Don't forget to comment and tell me what you think of the new look and/or about the whole name change thing! =)

Song Of The Moment - Traitor by Daughtry

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Update: New Names!

I have recently become unhappy with the name of this blog and so in next couple weeks at sometime I will be changing it along with the web address to something new that I haven't decided on yet, I'm going to actually buy a Domain name instead of using the whole .Blogspot.Com thing. So, if you have any suggestions please comment, I am trying to decide on something that maybe still has Nobody in the name but that more accurately describes this blog and I have no idea what it will be yet. So, yeah. =)
Here are a few ideas I've had -
  1. Nobodies and Fangirls Alike 
  2. Fangirls and Nobodies Alike
  3. Fangirls, Nobodies and Book Nerds
  4. Fangirls, Booknerds and Nobodies, Oh my
  5. The Story Of A Nobody
  6. The Story Of A Fangirl
  7. The Story Of A Aspiring Writer Named Nobody
  8. The Story Of
  9. The Story Goes


Song Of The Moment- Angels by Mayday Parade 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NaNoWriMo (2013) Update 3 - Change Of Pace

I was totally stuck earlier just staring blankly at my computer screen knowing I needed to write but having absolutely no idea what to write. I knew where the story was going, what was going to happen in this chapter, how it would lead into the next, but I had no idea how to get it there. Then I remembered this advice I read on one of my favorite authors blog (I can't remember whose but I think it was Marissa Meyer) anyways, it was about how when you get stuck you should take a blank piece of paper and write down every single idea that you can think of to get the story where it needs to go, from probable to completely crazy and humorous, and just keep going until you find something that will work and you get inspired once more, and I've actually used this method a couple of times and so I thought, why not? But a strange thing happened, I got it all set up on a piece of paper wrote down point A and point B and was all ready to jot down ever random idea that came to mind to get from point A to B and instead I wound up writing the whole chapter without any brain storming, it's like the second my pen touched the paper it knew what to write before my brain could catch up and honestly I think it's some of my best and most descriptive writing ever, which probably isn't saying much mind you, but still. It's like all I needed was to get a way from the computer screen and put pen to paper, literally.
   My question is, has this ever happened to you? You'll be completely stuck and then just by moving to a different way of writing or a different place to write you write it like it's the most easy and natural thing in the world, without even realizing you're doing it? Like just by trying to do something else it opens your mind and right away subconsciously you know what to do in this scene, and you write it in ten minutes after having sat in front of the computer stumped for an hour?

  The word count goal for today is 21,666 words and I'm at about 17,000 (I've been catching up on Vampire Diaries and I mean that shits addicting!) but I am slowly catching up and it's early still I have many hours of writing ahead of me for today. What's your word count like, are you ahead or behind? Let me know in the comments. =)

Song Of The Moment - Gotta Be Somebody by Nickelback

Monday, November 11, 2013

NaNoWriMo(2013) Update #2- Battle Cries

   Okay,First of all  in an unlikely plot twist after only about 100 words of Book 2 and decided to go back to War Of Queens after I had an epiphany and figured out how to do the story the way I wanted it to be done and after deleting about 500 words I fixed it, and I really love how it's going so far even if it's not perfect, cause what first draft is perfect? None I tell you NONE! But I'm still really into my story and having a lot of fun with it except I haven't found allot of time to actually work on it! NOOOOOOOOOO! But still I have faith that I can catch up, and I shall succeed! In other news I'm still waiting for my character to do something surprising, and for the book to take a twist I never saw coming, which is always loads of fun, right? So, hopefully that will happen soon, if ever. =)
 
 The word count goal today is 18,333 and I'm currently at about 13,597 but I still have a good couple hours of writing in me, considering I've only done about 30 minutes today and hopefully I can get another couple hundred if not a thousand or two words done before I go to sleep, that's right keeping optimistic over here.

   Now about Battle Cries, you know the things your main character shouts while charging valiantly into battle? Well does WAFFELS! sound like a good one? I mean in Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian (if I remember correctly) Tyson shouts Penutbutter! So, I think that when used in the right context at the right time anything can be used as a good battle cry, whether for comic relief, seriousness, revenge in a very touching makes you want to cry way or in Oh yeah! Kill them bi*ches way, as long it's at the right moment with the right character, in a way that makes sense I think anything will work. Unfourentaly I don't have a huge battle scene or a character that I see realistically shouting "Waffels!" while charging into battle, maybe "Pancakes!" though, but still that would be in a later sequel that my character is urging me to consider writing eventually. =)

In closing - Write lots and Prosper.

Song Of The Moment - Waiting For Superman by Daughtry 

P.S. Oh yeah, I went there.

P.S.S I shall be updating the description of my book on the NaNoWriMo site, finally, if you care to know more about it -http://nanowrimo.org/participants/nobody53 - and feel free to add me as a buddy. =)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #13 Short Story Part. The Last

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Hidden In The Darkness
(A short story by S. Emory(Nobody))
Part The Last

   My nightmares and my reality are getting harder and harder to tell apart, and I know that the only thing keeping me sane is Zeke and I feel guilty every time I think about it so I force it back out of my mind, banishing it to the abyss where my sanity is slowly migrating.
***
I find myself in a meadow of darkness, the flowers at my feet made of blood, the moon turned dark hidden behind the fog. And the smell like death and roses, sickly sweet fills my nostrils and over flowing into my mouth and covering it so every breath, in and out, it's all I know.
Everything is shrouded in darkness but I can hear the rain as it falls and see the sky covered in the dark red fog as it grows closer and closer to me.
I hear the howls of the wolf like creatures, see the shadow of the demented knight and unicorn, see in my mind the blood falling over and over again where ever I go. I hear the sounds of a knife being pulled across the stone of an alley wall and imagine the figure, looming over me, blood dripping from it's mouth, not a vampire but something worse as the knife stretches out aiming for my throat. And then nothing.
The meadow falls silent, the shadows of my nightmares disappearing to be replaced by one lonely figure....a man dressed all in black flowing robes, his eyes shining unnaturally green, silted like snake eyes and as he gets closer I realize that's what he is...a snake. He transforms slowly in front of me, his body elongating and falling to the ground as a large snake blacker than the night and I can barely see him anymore but I feel him as he coils himself around my leg and slowly raises himself up my body, sending a shiver of ice and disgust up my spine. He loops himself around my arm and reaches his head out until I can feel his snake tongue running along the side of my neck and then the pain of the bite as I fall to the ground, the burn of the venom deposited directly into my blood stream and then nothing once more.
***
  Through the darkness and the falling blood I see a shape made of pure light, as the shape comes closer I recognize it for what it is......me. 
    As the shape reaches it's hand out towards me fear sends blades of ice running down my back as I realize it's not me, but someone who looks just like me. It's her, all along it's been her. I've been assuming that it was the same thing that killed her if it really was some malevolent force, when really it wasn't her killer but her. Zeke was right, she's dead and I think I've known it since I first woke up in the hospital, she died that night, and I've been in denial and she's been haunting me. All these thoughts flash through my head at the speed of light, and I'm left feeling breathless and alone as the eerie figure grows closer and closer and my mind tries to come up with plausible explanations but it's all I can do just to keep breathing.
My twin is dead, and she is haunting me? Why? Because she died, and I didn't? Because she blames me? Because I've been acting as if I died along with her? Because she's angry? Because it's not really her anymore?
  I find myself hoping more than anything that its the last one, that death changed her, that this...apparition isn't actually my sister anymore. But it never once crosses my mind that this isn't real, because I know it is.
She stays there, right in front of me and slowly the light disappears until she looks normal but pale with dark circles under her eyes, and hatred fills them. A knife appears in her hand, and she lunges towards me, I close my eyes sure that I am about to die at the hands of my dead twin sister...and...I...feel....nothing.
Cautiously I open my eyes once more but I don't see her anymore. 
 Before the sigh of relief that is forming can be released I feel...A breath on the back of my neck and I whip around to see her standing there with the knife still clasped in her hand, she slowly opens her fist letting the knife fall but it disappears before it can hit the ground, and it's then that I realize she can't hurt me, not really, but I almost wish she could.
The ghost of my sister reaches under her shirt to pull out a chain and the action is so familiar that if not for the paleness of her face and the hate in her eyes there would be nothing to convince me that she wasn't alive. A locket dangles off the chain from her fist and I realize what this is all about, what could make the person who means the most to me do this, cause me this pain, this fear, even if they are dead.....”Zeke” I say it as a whisper and she nods before disappearing, the hate making her eyes burn red.
And I remember the way he used to look at her, the way he tucked that rose behind her ear that day and the way we've been spending more time together and how the way he looks at me has changed recently, not to the same look he used to give her but to one more intimate, more loving. And a part of me can't blame her for doing this to me even as I know that she'll never stop and even as I remember how she was the only person that knows and loves me enough to hurt me this way.
So here's the truth as I see it – the only person who has ever cared about me is dead and a killer and both those things are my fault, I couldn't save her and then I betrayed her and she will never stop, she'll always be out there hidden in the darkness.
Only two questions remain, What happened to her? And how far will she go to destroy me?



Part 1 Here!
Part 2 Here!
Part 3 Here!
Part 4 Here
Part 5 Here!
Part 6 Here!

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #12 Short Story Part, 6

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Hidden In The Darkness
(A short story by S. Emory(Nobody))
Part 6

    After Zeke busted into my flat to find me kneeling on the bathroom floor my hands covered in blood from when I decided the best course of action was to punch the mirror and shatter it into millions of tiny pieces, and after he got me cleaned and bandaged, set me down on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a blanket like I'm a little kid and then proceeded to clean up the mess I made, he sits down across from me an expectant and patient look on his face.
“So, how's the weather?” I ask meekly.
He just stares at me until I'm forced to lower my gaze to the floor and stare at his shoes. “What's going on with you?” He asks in a voice that suggests he's barely controlling his anger and maybe even that he's worried about me. “You haven't answered the phone or any of my texts in a week, I have to find out from Detective Richardson this morning when he called to tell me you haven't replied to any of his calls that they closed your sisters case, and according to your neighbor you haven't left your flat in over a week!? And now I come over here to find you kneeling on the floor of the bathroom bleeding from what I can only assume was you punching the mirror and screaming like you were being stabbed to death?” He says this all in a calm voice, the kind that you can tell the person is pissed, and he asks it like a question. “I'm worried about you, what's going on?” He asks in a small, sad voice.
I shrug uncomfortable. “You wont believe me.” I whisper to where he has to lean forward to hear me.
“Please, just talk to me?” He replies, whispering now.
“Fine.” I say unreasonably angry all of a sudden. “All I can remember of the last few days is waking up in a dark alley the other night surrounded by dark creatures where the sky started bleeding. I woke up covered in blood and then I keep missing chunks of time, I keep waking up to find myself staring out the window where blood continues to fall from the sky like rain or just standing still for hours staring at a blank canvas and the next time I blink there's some new terror waiting for me!” I say starting out angry and winding up feeling lost and defeated as I watch him grow more and more concerned but I can tell it's because he's come to the realization that I am crazy and suddenly I know that's not the case that everything that's been happening is somehow real.
“Um..” He starts his mouth forming a perfect O of surprise. We sit in silence for what feels like hours before I finally stand up discarding the blanket and walk to the door.
“Can you just leave?” I ask calmly. “Please?” I add when he hesitates.
He stands slowly looking torn between trying to comfort me in some way and doing what I'm asking of him. 
“Look..” He starts before cutting himself off, realizing he has nothing to say. He looks over my shoulder out the door and his eyes get wide his mouth back to forming the O shape of shock. Barely daring to breath I slowly turn to look at the hallway outside the door to see what has caused the fear that now spreads across his face.
Pushing him backwards I slam the door and throw the locks before collapsing to the floor and leaning back against it, while I imagine whats happening on the other side where a demented knight in full armor rides a dead unicorn straight towards my door his sword outstretched and dripping blood, while yet more blood pours forth from the walls, and bright light surrounds him.
Just when I've convinced myself that I was hallucinating I hear a scream from outside and then a thump as the tip of a unicorn horn is embedded just over my shoulder, in the door while blood drips from it.
***
The following week things stay the same with one difference Zeke is now there for everything and he now believes that everything is real and I'm just happy to not have to go through it alone. He forces me to leave my flat and go outside and nothing happens, the nightmares have faded away from the day only to return worse and worse every night. Zeke has taken to sleeping on my couch though neither of us gets much sleep with the walls bleeding and every other nightmare just waiting for us in the dark of night.
Zeke talked to a specialist dealing in the supernatural who said we must have pissed off a spirit of some kind and that the reason for everything to be accelerating the way it is is because of winter solstice and that once it passes things should calm down, unfortunately she wouldn't be able to get out here until after solstice has passed. So, Zeke decided to go to a physic and all the way there demented hell hounds followed us as blood seeped up from the ground for once instead of the sky. I held on tight to Zeke's hand and struggled to remember to breath and to not look back, focusing instead of the feeling of Zeke standing next to me.
When we get to the house it's dark and mysterious, likely on purpose to try and make it look more authentic though it makes me feel more like the physic is a phony than anything.
The women that answers the door looks fairly normal, tall and beautiful with light clear blue eyes, long white hair piled in a messy bun on top of her head, dressed in jeans and a plain black t-shirt. She beckons us inside to a room covered in flowing purple and black clothe, on the walls and roof, covering the windows. A small round table sits in the middle, while shelves along the walls hold all kinds of spices and what looks like potions, incense burns causing a smoky fog to hang over the room and make it smell like rosemary and lemons.
She tells us that we are being haunted by a vengeful spirit and that there is nothing that can be done about this kind, that it's too powerful and that for the time being we just have to let it be. That it might eventually grow tired of us and leave, but that it won't stop until it has completed it's purpose. She told us how this kind of spirit has no physical power, it's all mental, that as long as we are strong it can't hurt us, not really. She said that whoever it is has a personal link to us and feels we have done them wrong. She says all this and I sit there staring off it to space, her voice and Zeke's hand in mine the only thing keeping stable, keeping me there, as all I see is blood.

Part 1 Here!
Part 2 Here!
Part 3 Here!
Part 4 Here!
Part 5 Here!

P.S. Okay I suck but I have officially finished the story and the last part will be posted in an hour or so to space it out. Please let me know what you think of it and read the whole thing. =)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NaNoWriMo (2013) Update 1

First of all, I was actually still moving on the 1st and 2nd, then there was a lot of unpacking and stuff to be done so I started a few days late with NaNoWriMo and then I haven't had a ton of time to write but I shall not give up! I will prosper and I will WIN! (That's the right kinda of attitude for this, right?)
  Anywho I am currently at about 6,000 words and the goal for today is 10,000 so I'm not too far behind and within the next few days I am hoping to catch up and maybe even get a little farther ahead.
  Secondly, I am having some story ADD at the moment I didn't like the way the War Of Queens was turning out even though I only wrote like 2,000 words of it and I decided that I need to work on plotting out that idea a little more before actually writing it and I just didn't FEEL it anymore, I still love the idea and will hopefully write it one day just not today. Then I started on a cotemporary which I haven't totally given up on but again after about 1,500 words I didn't feel like continuing it right now and I don't want to spend all NaNoWriMo trying to write a book that I no longer feel like writing. So, currently I am working on book 2 to my Dragon book series thing so it's the sequel to the book I wrote early this year and I will probably keep with this one unless I randomly decide in the next couple of hours that I would rather do one of the other two ideas.
  I know that it's a little late to be changing around which story I am writing but hey you gotta do what you gotta do and it's not really too late until like week one is over, right? Anyone else having the same problems as me with deciding after the first couple days that you would rather write something else?

Song Of The Moment - Sweeter Than Fiction by Taylor Swift

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Update

Firstly, I apologize for the way 13 Posts Of Halloween went down this year, with the whole posting half of the 13 posts within the last three days of October. =)

  • I have officially moved! Which hopefully means that I will infact be back on track with posts this month. =)
  • The big thing for this month is I'm doing NaNoWriMo! I have this semi-new idea that I'm going to be working on for it. This is my first year doing this and while I definitely want to win I'm also going to be concentrating pretty hard on the revisions to my first book. So, I will be doing semi-regular update posts on that and if your participating feel free to comment here or add me on the Nanowrimo website my username is Nobody53
    • For the sake of non confusion when referring to my books in posts I am giving them at least temporary names, the new one that I will be working on for Nanowrimo is War Of Queens and the one I wrote with my summer I wrote a book posts, the one I will be revising over the next few months is just going to go by Dragon Book, sound good?
  • Mainly I'm just going to try to get back to normal postings and whatnot this month, so yeah. =)
Song Of The  Moment - Gives You Hell by All American Rejects 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #10 Short Story Part.5

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Hidden In The Darkness
(A short story by S. Emory(Nobody))
Part 5


        The next time I wake up I'm covered in sweat and back in bed with no recollection of how I got there. My flat is still shrouded in darkness, every time I look out the window I see blood raining down from the sky and so I leave the black clothe hanging where I found it the first morning.
I feel rejuvenated, truly awake for the first time since I woke up covered in blood and for the first time I consider the fact that I must be going crazy and somehow the thought comforts me.
Standing up carefully I approach the windows once more, feeling as if a pane of glass fogs over my memory of the last few days trying to convince me that it was nothing but a crazed stupor, as if none of it is real and maybe if I could find a way to come back to reality it will all just fade away. But to do that I have to prove to myself that the sky is not bleeding. My hand reaches forward tentatively and I see that it's shaking. Forcing a deep breath into my lungs I slowly pull the clothe away from the window. My eyes close tightly without a conscious thought and I sit there for what feels like a long time trying to find the courage to open them again and face my fears...
A knock on the door makes me jump, letting the clothe fall back into place before my eyes open. I try to steady myself once more before crossing the room to the door, I flip the light switch praying that the lights will actually come on, and almost yelping from surprise and happiness when they do. 
Standing on tip-toes I look through the peep hole a small grin spreading across my face even though I try to stop it. Zeke stands in the hall, the dim light casting his face in shadow as he stands there fidgeting like he's nervous or concerned and I realize that I haven't so much as left my flat in at least a week, most of which I can't remember and glancing quickly at my cell sitting on the table next to my bed I see the blinking red light of missed calls.
“Just a minute!” I call out as I lower myself back down and rush to the bathroom to make sure I don't look like I'm crazy, because even if it makes everything make sense and even if in a way I hope it's true, I don't want anyone else to know it.
Glancing in the mirror a look of shock crosses the face staring back at me, identical to the way I feel. I look probably the most put together I've ever looked even when wearing old pajama pants and an old Rolling Stones shirt. I know my reflection, disheveled but almost put together with my mousy brown hair in a messy ponytail, just enough makeup that it barely counts and guaranteed a small streak of paint either in my hair or on my face, slightly pale for spending too much time inside but healthy none the less. But the person staring back at me looks more like my sister, tan skin, the same mossy brown hair but tamed into silky shining curls, and dark eye makeup to highlight the bright blue eyes that we shared, while we are twins we haven't looked identical since she discovered makeup and I discovered that I would rather spend time inside alone with my art. So though I recognize the face, parts of it as my own I know it's not really me, and that's when the blood starts dripping down the walls and I start screaming.

Part 1 Here!
Part 2 Here!
Part 3 Here!
Part 4 Here

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #9 Short Story Part.4

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Hidden In The Darkness
(A short story by S. Emory (Nobody))
Part 4

    Its been three nights since the dream, three nights since I woke up drenched in sweat and covered in blood, I haven't slept, haunted as I am from waking nightmares. The night of the incident was the one year anniversary of her disappearance, the next day detective Richardson called to tell me they had found more of the mysterious hand prints, and two more bodies but no sign of her, and then in a way that tried to hide the truth he told me they were giving up, her case had officially gone cold and he was being reassigned. Adding even more reason for me not to sleep, more fuel to my waking nightmares.
I stand still staring at the blank canvas I've been trying to paint, I've lost track of time, no longer sure of how long I have been standing here, I feel nothing. No emotion and nothing physical as if I'm not real, as if I've ceased to exist. I've been standing in the same spot for hours but I don't feel tired or stiff, hungry or exhausted and it's taken me all these hours to figure out that I feel nothing and I know something has to be wrong but I can't bring myself to care.
"Am I depressed?"
"What does being depressed feel like?"
I don't know but this feels like something else, like something I can't control, something that's happening to me not something I'm doing to myself. 
   I try to force my hand to move, to pick up the paintbrush that has been sitting on the edge of the easel waiting for me to paint since I can't remember........that's when I realize that I can't remember what I did last, why I came over here to paint and just how long I've been standing here, without moving, thinking the same things over and over again.
As soon as my hand twitches it's like a spell has broken and I'm suddenly aware of myself again, my knees threaten to buckle beneath me proving to me that I've been standing here much longer than I thought. I feel weak and my whole body starts shaking uncontrollably. I struggle to pull air into my lungs, the rational part of me trying to convince myself that I'm having a panic attack, nothing more, while a bigger part of me knows that nothing has been so simple since she disappeared and as the thought enters my mind the memory of that day takes over....

We walk down the street the sun setting gently behind our backs, our arms linked together as we giggle over something her boyfriend said, every time I relive it I've forgotten another part the joke was the first to go. As if the simple process of remembering drives it farther and farther away. Zeke, her boyfriend, trails along behind us arms full of our bags but grinning all the same. It was normal, a day like a thousand before it, my favorite days were always ones like this, where my whole world consists of her, my twin sister, my favorite person in the world. I've always had problems making friends, fitting in, since our dad died and our mom abandoned ship, and when I was with her it was the only time I felt like I meant anything to anyone. She used to joke that I was born a tortured artist and that's why I'm a natural loner and the only time I didn't feel like that was true was when we were together. I remember that day perfectly, though the small details fade away a little more each time and I'm terrified to lose the whole thing no matter how painful it is to remember. 
    I remember the smell of roses as we passed the corner flower shop and the look on her face when Zeke stole a single rose and tucked it behind her ear, the sounds of the day winding to a close as the store owners one by one turned their signs to closed and how darkness surrounded us all at once, complete and absolute, but that was later.
We had almost reached the apartment when it started raining, and we started running with our coats held above our heads, laughing and yelling at Zeke to protect our purchases with his life. And slowly I noticed a change, the air felt thicker and I saw shadows moving in from all sides, then nothing but darkness, everywhere, And then her screams........

I woke up a week later in the hospital, the detective said they found me and Zeke unconscious lying in the street, and no sign of her, no sign of what had happened to us. Nothing but a set of bloodied hand prints imprinted into the wall of the alley and the nightmares that haunt me.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #8 - Horrifying Experiences

Guys something really scary just happened, on top of almost being assaulted by a spider (meaning it snuck up on me and got way to close for comfort) I also almost killed my laptop! Here's what happened-
  I was just innocently sitting on the couch working on my short story and then out of the corner of my eye I see IT, a spider! Now it wasn't really that big and scary and I'm not really like deathly afraid of spiders but they definitely creep me out and we share a mutual dislike for each other and okay I might be slightly terrified of them, so acting on pure adrenaline (Read:Fear) I kinda sorta tossed my laptop out of my lap and onto the floor and then jumped out barely managing not to trip on it and got away from the couch. Looking back at the couch I saw the little sucker moving, crawling all over my favorite notebook and moving back towards me! So, I pick up my moms show and pelt that sucker!....but.....it doesn't work! IT's still alive! and on the floor getting closer and closer to me! I can't even scream because I don't want to wake my mom up, and my brothers aren't home and so as it tries to escape or possibly come after me it's ultimate goal being my immediate demise, I crouch down slightly out of it's line of sight the shoe clutched in my hand like a sword, my grip iron strong, with the shoe raised slightly over my head and then brought it down on top of the bastard, repeatedly, even when it tried to get away until it stopped moving....and then a few more times just to be sure! Success! Spider - 0 Humanity - 1
  Of course that's when my cats decide to make an appearance and proceed to spend 20 minutes sniffing the couch that is now spider less.
  In the end humanity won and the spider lost, also my laptop appears to be fine and angry texts about how this is all my brothers faults have been sent. So now I bid you good day.........................................................................................................................................................................................I said good day!

Song Of The Moment - Headstrong by Trapt

P.S. Luckily I was able to turn the story into one of my 13 posts of Halloween, this totally counts, right?

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #7 Costumes Tips

  1. Blood- fake blood is always good. You're going as a princess? Great! Fake blood! You could be a zombie princess!
  2. Remember you can take any old generic costume and turn it into a zombie, you could have a Zombie princess or a zombie alien, a slutty zombie nurse, a zombie vampire?
  3. It is never funny when a guy dresses up like a girl(unless you're in to that kind of thing, I don't judge.)
  4. I know a lot of girls and women seem to think the less clothes the better and that's your prerogative but please please stop taking little kids cartoons and Disney princesses and what not and turning them slutty it's gross and disturbing. 
  5. And lastly don't forget the fake blood.
  6. Also t-shirts that say things like Generic Halloween costume totally do count!
Also dibs on Zombie Hobbits for next year!

Favorite Songs Of Right Now - October 2013 Edition



I'm really into the new A Day To Remember album but it's not on Spotify yet!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Allegiant Playlist

First of all - Happy Allegiant Day! (If you have no idea what I'm talking about today is the day the last book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth comes out!)
  To celebrate I've made a playlist for it, I made this while re-reading Insurgent and before actually starting Allegiant and it's more for the whole series than like a playlist inspired by Allegiant because I haven't actually started it yet. So yeah it's inspired by Insurgent, mostly, but made mainly to listen to while reading Allegiant, and yes I realize it would have been better to post this yesterday or early this morning.
  The playlist is inspired by the overall feelings from the first two books, it's allot of hard rock and just rock in general because  it's the kind of music I feel goes best with the overall feelings in the books.
   


*The first song (Ten Thousand Fists) it's basically about a rock concert but I think it kinda fits with  Dauntless and it kinda seems like it could be about a battle or a war, you know? 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Epic Fail! (Halloween:Update)

Okay, I had already come to terms with the fact that we couldn't decorate for Halloween this year because we would be moving in the middle of the month but now it's gone too far! We're moving, like renting the truck and everything, on HALLOWEEN, What? What? Not only do I not get to decorate but now I have to spend Halloween moving!? What about my Scary Movie-Thon? Yeah, so there's that which sucks but I'm excited about moving anyways.

Update -

  • I'm about half way through the 13 posts of Halloween and most of the rest are going to be the rest of my short story but I would love some feed back about it, like do you think it sucks? Do you like the way I'm posting it in instalments? Does it suck?
    • So, I'm going to try real hard to finish the story (I'm kinda writing it as I post it which probably isn't the best way to do it) and all 13 posts but I'm moving and everything so I'm not positive that I will have enough time.
  • I still want to do a Halloween Giveaway but I don't know if I can because no one has commented yet. So, if you want a Halloween themed giveaway comment on this post about anything, what you'd like the prizes to be, or what you think of my short story thing or how much it sucks to be moving on Halloween or anything really and if I get enough or any comments I will do a giveaway!
Song Of The Moment - I Surrender by A Day To Remember

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #6 Short Story Part.3

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Hidden In The Darkness
(A short story by S. Emory(Nobody))
Part 3

   I wake in a cold sweat sure that it had to have been a dream, a realistic and terrifying dream, but a dream non the less. I concentrate on slowing my beating heart, taking a deep breath the scents from last night, from the dream, invade my lungs once more sending shivering fingers of ice down my back. I pull my blanket back up, gripping it, my hands twisted into the fabric in a death grip as my chest contracts finding it almost impossible to pull air into my lungs once again.
Forcing my eyes open once more the room is shrouded in darkness, far darker than normal, the sun not able to break through the cracks around the window blocked as they are by dark thick fabric that I have no memory of owning let alone hanging around the windows. One whole wall of my studio flat is windows, and I've gotten used to waking up from the sun shining down relentlessly through them but not so much as a slim beam of light can make it through the cloth. I reach for the light switch flipping it frantically before accepting the fact that the power is out. Jolts of fear run through my blood like a living being.
   As my eyes adjust to the darkness I realize the wooden floors look slick like a glass of water was knocked off the table but glancing over the water glass is setting next to my cell phone and the book I'm currently half way through, right where it's supposed to be. I get the sudden urge to run but am afraid of what I'll find, on the floors and outside these walls.
   Moving carefully, the smells of the ally still invading my nostrils making me feel lightheaded once more, I slowly inch out of bed setting first one barefoot and then the other on the sticky wet floor, my stomach plummeting as I begin to realize what it is the coats the floor. Feeling sick I carefully study the rest of the small room, standing completely still barely daring to breath, feeling like I'm about to barf and/or faint at any moment. My gaze lands on the wall opposite me, the wall that should be blank and painted white and is no longer white but a deep dark shimmering red.
   I stumble backwards the back off my knees crashing into the bed and forcing me to sit back down on it. My hand lands in more sticky wetness and forcing myself to look down even though it's the last thing I want to do I see what I neglected to notice when I was cowering in bed. Blood...blood everywhere....on the floor....the walls....the bed....and now all over me, I'm drenched in blood and I'm not the one that's hurt.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #5 Short Story Part.2

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Hidden In The Darkness
(A short story by S. Emory(Nobody))
Part 2

The wind howls, the wolf cries, and all around me darkness swoops in extinguishing the light. The blood grows thicker before disappearing leaving no sign of it behind.
I feel as if I can't breathe, the oxygen being pulled, sucked, from my lungs and just when I feel like I'm going to pass out the feeling goes away.
As I take a deep breath pulling oxygen back into my lungs, the darkness slowly recedes illuminating the shadows of the looming figures that now surround me. Sounds of hissing and growling, heavy breathing, animalistic. And the smells of urine and puke from the previously deserted alley mixed with the wet animal and blood and rot smells coming off the shadow creatures, combining in a way that makes me feel lightheaded.
The fear descends all at once, not when I first see them and not when everything about them, the smell, the sounds, the taste like a film of goo think and sickly covering my tongue, starts surrounding and enveloping me like a thick fog. But rather when a shining beam of light abruptly falls down breaking through the shadows.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #4 Short Story Part.1

Hidden In The Darkness
(A short story by S. Emory(Nobody))
Part 1

        The last thing I remember is falling asleep the way it happens when you're completely exhausted, all at once the second your head hits the pillow, except it was the middle of the day and it was more like fainting than falling asleep, one minute I was fine and the next I couldn't see straight. One minute I was painting, I can't remember what, and the next I was stumbling over to my bed and then darkness and I was asleep before I could remember laying down.
And now I was walking down a dark alley, that stretches out behind and in front of me both ways for as far as I can see, everything dark not even a glimmer of light in either direction, just complete and total darkness, everywhere I look. Glancing up even the sky is oddly dimmed, the stars hiding behind a think dark fog that descends down on me. With no memory of sleeping or waking. A part of me registers the danger, deep down, but I feel oddly calm, even though I know this is real, not a dream, even as blood starts dripping down from the sky and the fog and shadows begin to consume me.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 Edition) #3 Horror Books

   I don't know about you but I always feel like reading creepy or scary books in October, it's just the perfect time. Unfournatly it's not always easy to find a book that actually scares you, especially when you mainly read YA books. Some books will creep me out and make me think I hear someone sneaking around the house or something, but I've never really read a book that gave me nightmares or that kept me up all night afraid to sleep. I know what you're thinking, why not read an adult horror book? My mom won't let me, I think it stems from the fact that I used to keep her up all night when I was little and my dad let me watch the Halloween movies with him or the time we watched Salems Lot and I had a dream about a vampire killing her and then attacking my from my doorway and I refused to go down the hall by myself for months, but that was like a year ago! (More like seven years ago, actually.) But movies are a different story, and I like to be scared by them, either way I prefer to stick with YA and my hunt to find the scariest of them all! (by the way, any recommendations through the comments would be greatly appreciated.)
  Now to talk about some of the books that have freaked me out, what I think makes a book scary and what and which are not actually scary. Ghosts, demons, devils, vampires, werewolves, zombies, evil robot that take over the world, in real life these things would be scary but just because you put them in a book does not mean the book is going to be scary. I've read tons of zombie and ghost hunting, demon summoning, books and while most are good they don't scare me(Though, n all fairness most aren't supposed to be scary.). I mean most zombie books are apocalyptic books that aren't necessarily designed to be scary, and while they're good books just because they have zombies doesn't mean they're scary zombies, is it frightening to imagine a world filled with flesh eating zombies? Yes, but is it scary to read about it? Not necessarily. I find the best horror books are ones where you don't really know anything, you don't know what's going on at any moment, is it a disease? A ghost? A serial killer? A demented kids toy? Now maybe not that far fetched but the whole book is disturbingly creepy and you have no idea what's going on. But besides that when reading you have to be able to sense the characters fear, you have to feel like what's going on is real and really frightening. It's not so much about what it is that is killing people, of haunting them or whatever, as the overall feeling you get from it, if I don't feel like the characters are afraid of whatever it is how am I supposed to be afraid of it? You have to be convinced that this is horrifyingly, that the characters don't know if they'll survive, where the reader doesn't know if anything will be resolved, if you don't know whether these characters will survive, or if they'll all die and you'll never know what it was that killed them, you have to build in the horror and suspense, you don't have the music ready to swell to tell the readers when things are going down, you have to put that all into the book, make me believe the characters are literally shaking in their boots for me to be shaking in mine.
   Now in no way am I like a professional writer or anything and I don't think I could personally ever write a convincing horror book but in my opinion it's probably one of the hardest things to write, especially in YA.
  Moving on to some of my favorite "horror" books, one that are at the least very well written and at least a little bit creepy in my opinion.
  • Unbreakable by Kami Garcia - Review
  • The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman- Review
  • Morpheus Road by D.J. Machale - Killer ghost, the mystery of a missing best friend, this is one of my absolute favorite books and it's definitely a little creepy.
  • Dream House Kings by Robert Liparulo - Haunted house type thing plus time travel and other things, this books have it all.
  • Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn - This is one of the books that you pretty much have no idea what's going on throughout the whole book plus it's nice and creepy.
  • The Grimm Diaries Prequels by Cameron Jace (not all of these are creepy some are really dark and awesomely creepy)
  • Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake - ghost hunter and a ghost dressed in blood.
  • Arclight by Josin L. McQuien
Song Of The Moment - Nightmare by Set It Off

Next I'm going to post my attempt at a scary short story in small installments. =)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

13 Posts Of Halloween (2013 edition) #1 Recomendations

Scary books, scary movies and decorations!

Books! (I don't promise that these books are actually scary but they are at least creepy in a good way) -

  • Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
  • The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
  • Morpheus Road by D.J. Machale
  • Dream House Kings by Robert Liparulo 
  • Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn 
  • The Grimm Diaries Prequels by Cameron Jace (not all of these are creepy some are really dark and awesomely creepy)
  • Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake (not the creepiest book but definitely Halloweeny)
  • Arclight by Josin L. McQuien

Movies!-

  • Salems Lot
  • Halloween
  • Scream
  • Friday The 13th
  • Donnie Darko
  • Halloween Town
  • Hotel Translvina 
  • Paranormal Activity

Decorations!- For a hopefully scarier Halloween -

  • Lots of skulls
  • A nice creepy bowl for candy that has a hand that will grab you when you reach for the candy
  • Absolutely no sparkly vampires!
  • Garlic to ward off the real monsters and holy water loaded into water guns, just to be safe.
  • Creepy baby dolls
  • Lots of fake blood and realistic looking body parts
One thing my brother did one year is, if you have a window that faces the front of your house to where you can see the kids coming to get candy, you hide a walkie-talkie in the bowl of candy with the sign that say take one and then you hide inside by the window with the other walkie-talkie and scare the kids when they try to take more than one piece of candy, that's not evil, right?

Song Of The Moment - Colors Of The Fall by Venejer

P.S. All three of these things will probably get their own separate posts especially books and some of the same ones will be mentioned.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

  Have you ever read a book where when you finish it all you can think is that no book will ever compare to this one? Will ever make you feel like this one? That every book like this one from now on will always be second best in your heart? Those are my feelings after reading Fangirl, this is my first book by Rainbow Rowell and it is literally my favorite contemporary book that I have ever read. Now I don't usually rate things seriously but I would totally without a second thought give this book infinite stars.

About -A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
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Review-

   No words, I have no words to explain just how good this book is and just how much I loved it and all the feelings it gave me. I think the best thing about this book is that it was basically written about its readers, fangirls(or boys), I really connected with the main character more than any other character ever, I think, because she really is allot like me and I think allot of people would feel the same way.
  It's heart warming and beautiful and there honestly wasn't one thing I didn't love about this book. The characters, the relationships, all the feels, the plot, the fan fiction, everything is just exceptional.
  Interspersed between the regular chapters are pages of Simon Snow, the series of books the main character(Cath) is obsessed with and then the fan fiction that Cath writes and it's one of the best and coolest things about the book. It helps you to connect even more with the character, and it's just really cool.
  Obviously the Simion Snow thing is a big part of this book and of who Cath is and I loved it so much, not just the parts where part of the fanfiction or the Simion Snow books come in but the way these books really helped define who Cath is and I just really connected with that and I love the way the author showed and expressed what Cath felt for these books and these characters, how they made her feel safe and in a way is a part of who she is.

Characters -

 All the characters are very dynamic and devolved so well that you actually feel like they're real and you can completely imagine that everything is real and that this is what happens in real life. I loved Cath, I loved how relatable* she is and how she grows throughout the book but never changes who she is for anyone. I admit I kinda hated Wren at first, partly because I have two older siblings and we're really close and when they started working and everything I kinda felt like they were moving on and leaving me behind, and that is a big part of what makes this book so good, it's so real and relatable and oh my god I can not put it into words just what this book is but its just awesome. I did enjoy the relationship between them, it was one of the best parts, and seeing both of them grow and eventually find there way back to each other, and at the end I did like Wren almost as much as some of the other characters.
  Then there's Levi, I loved Levi, he's definitely one of the best characters in the book and I was totally rooting for him since the like first sentence he's mentioned in. I loved Reagan and their dad and all the small characters, I do wish there had been a little more about their mom, but seriously I have no real complaints about this book.
  I loved that in a way this book was two stories with two sets of characters with Simon Snow and all the fanfiction and everything. of course I thought the parts that were supposed to be Cath's fanfiction was way better than what was supposed to be the real book and I loved those versions of Simon and Baz.
  I think the greatest thing about this book is how real it is, I don't think anyone who has ever loved/obsessed over any book before could not feel all warm and nostalgic inside from reading this. Obviously this does have a whole love story part to it and that's all really awesome too and I love all the relationships and Levi and everything but the thing I loved most was the relationship between Cath and these Simon Snow books.
  Even if you don't really read much contemporary if you love or fangirl/obsess over any book every you will more than likely fall in love with this story, so go on, buy it, read it, love it, you know you want to.

*sorry about using the word relatable so many times. =)

Song Of The Moment- Somewhere In Neverland (acoustic version) by All Time Low