Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ramblings - Feel Free to Ignore

This week was/is my mom's spring break. We explored Downtown Disney on Monday, but other than that, we haven't really celebrated her week-of-no-school. Why not? Because, crazy lady that she is, she's spending it studying. No homework, no tests. Just studying.

I admire my mother so much. If I were her, what precious little amount of brains I have would have leaked out my ears by now.

Anyway, I'm sure this comes across as a shock... *cough*intensesarcasm*cough*... but I just can't commit to a book. As soon as the thought, "Y'know, I think I'll try to get 12:10 done this year," crosses my mind, I get a flood of ideas for Riding Orion and its fellow series...es (eek! what a word! how do you say that?!). So how does one react to that? By working on them both, of course. Skatterbrained-ness has to come in handy for something.

But I thought you all might be interested (or not, but please pretend) in 12:10, because... *brrrrrrrrrrbumbadum*

It's a comic book!!

Yeah, we'll see how that turns out. I've only really glanced over comic books (though I'm a huge fan of superheroes) and I have no idea how to write one (well, how could I, when I don't even read them?). But I think that's what makes it so much fun. Not to mention it's about 11/12-year-olds, so I get to mess around with the humor a lot more. And my dad (amazing person that he is) not only loves comic books but used to work for Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. My parents are my heroes.

That said, let's talk about sewing. Or rather, I'll talk about sewing and let you close your browser whenever you get bored (which, if you're smart, was about four paragraphs ago). My medieval dress has gone nowhere. The forlorn pieces are lying in a crate in my desk (that's right, not under - in), waiting hopelessly for me to put them together. But I just... have no excuse. I'm a lazy bum.

But I am going to sew a gauntlet. Not two, just one. For the left arm. Why? 'Cause Ben has a bunch of archery stuff and, while having fun and shooting people (with carefully foam-wrapped arrows), I obliviously scraped the bowstring against my forearm whenever I fired. It left a really big bruise.

Well. I'm exhausted. If you read this far, comment and tell me -- I will stick by you for the rest of my life. Well, until you admit I'm incredibly annoying, at least.

So what do you think? Any comic-book-writing advice? Or suggestions for the gauntlet? Or a way to overcome my laziness and sew that dress?


~Charli Rae |Job 39:19-25|

6 comments:

  1. Please stick by me for the rest of my life Charli! sorry for the grumpiness...

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  2. Yay!!! I get to be the first one to comment, and now you have to stick by me for the rest of your life. (Although I can't help wondering what happens if I die first...) Anyway, my mom is the same way. She's a workaholic to the core, and even when she has a "day off", I seriously don't think she's ever actually taken a day off work. Work takes precedence over school for her, but she is an inspiration to me always for successfully balancing both. (Although I have had to hide her blackberry and laptop before so we could go out together... I'm a bad daugter, I know.) Since you asked (sorry to be such a rigid Grammarian) 'series' is an irregular plural so that means the word is both singular and plural without being altered. Also, although I have no advice to give on writing a comic book (sorry), I can say that probably the best inspiration to make a dress would have to be watching a movie with a beautiful and inspiring female lead from that era. If you think the character is awesome, by proxy her clothes become awesome too. ;) I really wanted to make a Victorian style dress after I first watch the Love Story music video. Having said all that (and now I'm going to make YOU say that you're not smart if you read all of it) I really enjoyed this post! The random ones are my favorite. They ooze Charli. (Wow, that sounds strange, but oh well.)

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    1. Adrienne for the second time.March 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      Aw, darn... I took too long writing that comment and now I'm not the first. :'(

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  3. Ugh, I know how you feel, Charli. I'm always getting ideas for other projects when I'm smack in the middle of one. ESPECIALLY during school projects...

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  4. Hey, char I guess I'm one of the people who read the whole thing I guess it works that way if you tell the people reading it that they should stop they DON'T. Funny.

    ( oh, by the way this is Kate since I don't have a blog I can't write unless I comment as something so "Anonymous" is just what I picked ;)

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  5. Aww it's not that long of a post, and if i called you annoying i would probably get a rejected hug on Sunday (well your not annoying anyway so that wont happen :D ) and you know me, i LOVE random things that mean almost nothing to other people so this post was great. hmm....any advice for a comic book....NOPE i'm not good with comic books, they ain't my thing, too colorful, lol. BUT.....がんばって(Ganbatte)Charli~chan

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