Writer Workshop

I am seventeen and home schooled. My favorite things to do are read, write, sing, dance, act, and play piano. Someday I hope to teach college history.

“Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak
Whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.”

—   William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Scene III (via litverve)

“"Over there in Luxembourg" said in a adorable British accent to a question of where he lived.”

—   My Baby Cousin, Alfred

Mine and My Sisters Conversation

Me:

Jinx, you look really weird when you frown.

Jinx:

Are you saying that because I never smile?

Me:

No, you look kind of flat. You look two dimensional.

Jinx:

Thanks, sis, Thanks

First Day Back

Today was the day we started back with school after Christmas break, also my mom’s birthday. Last night the idea that we should all get up at six this morning was discussed but that idea was shot down after several dubious looks from me, I am the only one who would brave the cold to get up early.  So to conclude my mom slept in and me and my sister made breakfast and to conclude the successful beginning to a new term in school and to commemorate my mother 45th birthday we will play a Nancy Drew mystery… Well this could be interesting… I’m a bit of a control freak and my mom and sister like to take things nice and slow. I on the other hand detest it. So this could be fun or disastrous. Wish me luck!

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The Colosseum 

I totally and completely agree!

Have you seen The Hobbit? Ilana Teitelbaum gives her take in “Enchantment Dispelled”:

The moment news came that The Hobbit was going to be stretched into an immense movie trilogy, the outcome should have been obvious, but I still allowed myself to hope. After all, somehow Pride and Prejudice made an excellent six-part TV series for the BBC, ensuring that all future film adaptations would seem rushed in comparison. With a lavish attention to the details of Tolkien’s world, I reasoned, perhaps three movies would afford the filmmakers an opportunity to do justice to the richness of Middle Earth. But in that reasoning I was optimistically overlooking evidence from the Lord of the Rings movies that when it comes to the director’s take on Tolkien’s world, a better title for all the above movies would be The Battle Fantasies of Peter Jackson. Battles that are mere paragraphs or chapters in The Lord of the Rings books are the centerpieces of Jackson’s films. For this director, Tolkien’s stories often seem little more than backdrops for cinematic experiments with CGI and catapults (or CGI catapults).

Click here to read the whole thing. 

I totally and completely agree!

Have you seen The Hobbit? Ilana Teitelbaum gives her take in “Enchantment Dispelled”:

The moment news came that The Hobbit was going to be stretched into an immense movie trilogy, the outcome should have been obvious, but I still allowed myself to hope. After all, somehow Pride and Prejudice made an excellent six-part TV series for the BBC, ensuring that all future film adaptations would seem rushed in comparison. With a lavish attention to the details of Tolkien’s world, I reasoned, perhaps three movies would afford the filmmakers an opportunity to do justice to the richness of Middle Earth. But in that reasoning I was optimistically overlooking evidence from the Lord of the Rings movies that when it comes to the director’s take on Tolkien’s world, a better title for all the above movies would be The Battle Fantasies of Peter Jackson. Battles that are mere paragraphs or chapters in The Lord of the Rings books are the centerpieces of Jackson’s films. For this director, Tolkien’s stories often seem little more than backdrops for cinematic experiments with CGI and catapults (or CGI catapults).

Click here to read the whole thing

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“There is a curtain, thin as gossamer, clear as glass, strong as iron, that hangs forever between the world of magic and the world that seems to us to be real.”

—   E. Nesbit

Misspellings

A few minutes ago I was getting ready to post something when I noticed that my page header was wrong instead of Writer’s Workshop… it says Writer Workshop. I laughed at my self because I am quite used to misspellings just not such public one. I normally just fix the mistake in the paper or whatever. 

Les Misérables

On New Years Day my grandmother, my sister, my mother, my aunt and I went to the movies. I had heard how sad it was of course but I’m tough I never cry. Right? Wrong I cried like a baby. My mom and sister were sitting beside me bawling, very loudly I might add, I was silently crying. I walked out of the movie still crying. I really advise you to see this movie. It is beautiful and heartbreaking. Tom Hooper did an amazing job of capturing the story that I think Victor Hugo meant to tell. It is not only a story of sadness but and indescribable hope underneath all the darkness. Coming out of Les Mis I felt like not matter what trouble came my way I would overcome them.

Problem with Dialect

So last Sunday I was cast as Gwendolyn in the Importance of Being Earnest  which is a classic play. Well I am going to learn British dialect in order to be able to play the part like it was originally intended. Yesterday we had a class to work on our line in the correct British dialect and it was interesting to say the least. My sister who is the stage manger already had a perfect accent and my friend who is playing Cecily has a very good accent although its cockney. I discovered I can’t say any word ending in -ary or -ory. So I must work on this problem during the course of the week because I must have it down by the 18th because that is the lines day.