Category: Summer 2014

Thing 1 and Thing 2

This is a drawing I cooked (well, you can’t exactly cook drawings… no matter) up of my sister and I as Thing 1 and Thing 2. Though we drive each other nuts 110% of the time, I still love her to pieces and will always be there for her as we grow older and experience new things. But shh, don’t tell her that, it’s a secret. ūüėČ

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Once Upon a Time: Let’s go exploring!

When I was little, I was absolutely convinced that I was a very serious, very legitimate explorer of wilderness.

My friends and I would gather up our food, water, binoculars, and notebooks and head out to the backyard, where we would set up camp in the play structure. There, we would have very serious and legitimate conversations about very serious and legitimate things like bird count, caterpillar food, and bunny races. Very serious and legitimate.

We would stay out there for hours at a time- as long as we possibly could before our parents called us in for dinner. Some days, we would even be able to go for a walk in a nearby park instead of just sticking around in the backyard.

Those are some of my best memories with my friends. The idea of exploring nature absolutely fascinated us, and it’s probably one of the reasons I love science so much today.

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Arya’s Tips to Surviving (and thriving) while writing a novel

Very soon, it will be the start of Camp NaNoWriMo round number two this year.

Naturally, I’ll be taking part in this. I’ll be working on my novel,¬†My Life as a Mayonnaise Jar,¬†which I have already written multiple drafts for but have never quite felt it was really completed. However, I recently figured out a way¬†to give the story that extra push I’ve always felt it needed, and I am extremely excited to write it all out.

So in honor of camp starting soon, I’ve decided to compile a list of my advice to not only surviving but thriving as you write your wonderfully brilliant novel (whether it be during Camp NaNo, regular NaNo, or just on your own)! Let’s get started, shall we?

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Arya does the Character Blog Hop

Desiree over at the Inky Tavern¬†just did this on her lovely blog and I decided I’d give it a shot as well! I believe I shall be answering seven questions about a character in an in-progress work of mine and then proceeding on to nominate a few other bloggers to do the same. And now, introducing… Kat!

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This Week’s Episode: My brain is full of science and oil painting

Good evening, my lovely nerdlings!

Do you ever have days where you feel sluggish and tired and unmotivated to do anything besides binge-watching episodes of Supernatural?

I do indeed have those days.

But this week did not consist of those days.

Yes, I am aware that I have been absolutely, positively terrible about posting lately, but I promise that I do indeed have good reason.

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When S.N.I.S. becomes an advantage

Now, before I begin, I would just like to say something of the utmost importance.

I just got myself a pair of big and cute nerdy glasses and I have discovered that they are a necessity in life because they are¬†fabulous. ¬†It might sound silly, but these glasses gives me two important things: 1) a bit of a confidence booster, and 2) writing block-eradicator. So basically, I highly recommend getting yourself a pair of nerdy glasses for ten bucks. They make me feel very intelligent and sophisticated (though they probably don’t look so).

ANYWAYS.

Today, while I was on my way back from this event I volunteered at, I was thinking very deeply in the car. Mainly about my in-progress novel that has been giving me quite some trouble plot-wise. See, I’ve written a whole draft, realized I don’t like that idea, rewritten the entire thing and editing it before realizing there are still so many areas where things just don’t sit right. Sometimes, thinking about this can frustrate me… and it leads me to think about other things.

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Not-Quite-Snow White and the Seven Best Friends

Snow white and the seven biffles Jun '14

From left to right: Silly, Grouchy, Fluffy, Dorky, Not-Quite-Snow White, Spiky, Grubby, Quirky

 

This drawing was inspired by two things: my friends, and my desire to draw lots of beanies.

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Grouchy: But I don’t get why I have to be named Grouchy….
Silly: Shh, Grouchy, calm yourself.

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Spiky: I thought I was the sidekick…??!?!?!!?!!
Grubby: WHY ARE WE EVEN HERE.

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