Archive for April, 2009

What a Terrible Scare!

Posted in My Self on April 30, 2009 by teamjalice1863

Okay, so last night, Mom IMs me, saying she’s having another medical problem that might require surgery. I was so freaked out. It even caused a slight argument between me and Lexi that I won’t really get into. I didn’t sleep very well last night, needless to say. I was terrified for my mother’s health.

About twenty minutes ago, Mom called, and said she had her ultrasound. There will be no need for surgery. It’s just a viral infection which is treatable without surgery. Thank GOD! Then she tells me that she was freaked because she thought she had Lymphoma. Funny how a mother and daughter’s mind works, isn’t it? I was thinking the same thing last night, which made it worse for me.

The moral of the story? She is quitting smoking, officially. She said this was just the scare she needed to get her to quit. I’m so proud of her. Now, let’s see if she actually accomplishes it. I have faith in her.

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Blood and Chocolate: A Review (Originally finished April 28, 2009)

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Reviews on April 29, 2009 by teamjalice1863

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause is one of those hit or miss books, I think. Many fans of the werewolf genre may not like it, because even though there is a lot of carnage involved, there is a whole lot more sexuality going on. I found the characters to be very interesting, and very easy to identify with. I would almost categorize it as a Twilight for werewolf fans, but not quite, and the only way you’re going to see why is if you actually read it.

Klause tells the story of a pack of werewolves known as loup garoux, a speices that can shapeshift into the form of wolves after being blessed by the Moon Goddess, Selene. At the novel’s beginning, the pack has just settled in suburban Maryland after a fire killed the main character, Vivian’s father. The fire was reportedly set because The Five, an unruly group of boys were messing about.

Klause tells of a romantic struggle, and does it in a way that makes the telling so beautiful, and poignant. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes werewolves or just a good romantic story.

New Moon Movie News: Cameron Bright Article

Posted in Casting News, New Moon Movie News on April 28, 2009 by teamjalice1863

Hey guys! This just in. There was a new interview posted with Cameron Bright today at T20s. Not wanting to steal their thunder, I have here the link to said article.

Cam is such a sweetie. ^^

http://www.timescolonist.com/Entertainment/Twilight+mania/1541209/story.html

Story Review: Moonshine

Posted in Reviews on April 28, 2009 by teamjalice1863

Well, I finished the second story in Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad. The second story is called “Moonshine”, and like the one before it, it was intriguing. I think I am going to like this entire book at this point.

“Moonshine” was written by Bernard Mojzes. What I like best so far about this book is that it is giving me more of what Holly Black initially introduced me too. Urban Fantasy, dark faeries. I am finding myself more and more intrigued by the sheer “undisney-fied” version of the creatures I’ve grown up with!

“Moonshine” talks of faeries wanting to begin a war. And I like the nice twist at the end with the grandmother who protected the main character. But that’s all I’m going to say.

New Muses? Great!

Posted in Random Entries on April 28, 2009 by teamjalice1863

Like I really needed more. I feel like my head is a bit too crowded sometimes. It’s no wonder I depend on sleep aids on occasion.

So who are these new muses? Well. Here is the run down first, and then I will explain more thoroughly.

The Five:Rafe, Ulf, Gregor, Finn, Willem

Origin: Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Jane & Alec

Origin: the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Zack and Ivy

Origin: Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Saturday morning fox cartoon

Aedan Miller

Origin: Original Character.

Gil Spencer

Orign: Original Character

While some of these muses are older, they are becoming more prominent as I force myself to actually write with them. Zack, Ivy, Jane and Alec are the ones this must refer to. Because I’ve had Jane and Alec with me for many months, but they were more in the background, making up the majority of my Twilight Nightmares that didn’t involve Jasper. Now, however, they seem to be mellowing out with the fanfic story I’ve written for them.

Zack and Ivy aren’t exactly old, but they’re not really new. They’ve just kind of returned to me after a LONG few years of dormancy. Back in the day when they were first around, I hadn’t ever heard the term fanfiction, though, I apparently wrote a lot of Boxcar Children stories. Zack and Ivy helped me a lot though. We’d find Mom’s “Stolen” keys, or a “missing” pencil that “Carmen” had taken for some purpose or another. Never caught her, of course.

The Five. Ugh. I couldn’t have gotten Vivian or Gabriel as a muse. Oh no, that’d make it too easy! No, I got stuck with The Five. The Five are a group of five sixteen-year-old werewolves that cause their pack a lot of grief. Rafe in particular is really chomping at the bit to be Vivian’s mate, but if I were Vivi? I wouldn’t want him. He’s quite annoying, and perverted. My favorite of The Five is Willem. He and his twin brother Finn are my favorites, if I have to have a favorite from this group with Willem even dominating his twin there. Willem is probably the most gentle of the Five, even though he is known to cause just as much trouble. He doesn’t appear to want Vivi for just sex, like the others. In fact, he and Vivian were very close as children. (Makes for good friendship cuteness fic… but I will do nothing of the sort until I finish the book! Two more days!)

Gil Spencer is definitely new, and he and Aedan are in the same untitled writing project. I can’t talk too much about him because he is still in development, but he is the more talkative one of the bunch. He’s very kind-hearted, and like many of my muses, he does worry about me.

Aedan Miller on the other hand? Psh. He wishes I’d go away, and stop intruding on his life. Sorry, my friend, no can do. I have to know everything to make this fic work. ^^ Aedan’s about the years younger than Gil, and he’s got a major attitude. No kidding. ^^

And that sums up only a FEW of the muses that have dropped in to see me as of late. Oh crap. Willi (Willem) just read my notes on The Five and he think the childhood ficlet would be good. Ugh. No no no! I have two more days!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: A Review

Posted in Book Reviews on April 27, 2009 by teamjalice1863

So. I finally managed to get to the end of this book. It was a challenge, making myself sit down and finish it since I was so devastated by the fact that one of my favorite characters is killed off. I won’t say who. That’s a spoiler I don’t think anyone would really want. But I’m sure two years later, those who would really care probably already read the book.

For a first series as a whole, Rowling delivered a new an exciting world. In Deathly Hallows, she really shook that world up, and dropped in some twists I never saw coming! That makes for an intense read, and the kind of thing that I always seem to look forward to whether I expect it or not. Authors like Rowling, Meyer, and Black have brought my expectations of such fantasy novels up a few notches, so it’s no surprise when I say that Rowling has lived up to these said expectations. There was a satisfying epilogue that doesn’t leave one hungering for more, unless they want to see the future escapades.

I can only hope that she will write more intriguing work in the future, and I will be watching out for it.

Interesting.

Posted in Books on April 27, 2009 by teamjalice1863

I have only read 7 books this year. How is that even possible? It feels like I’ve read so many more than that!! I mean, seriously. So, I am going to push to get more reading in during the day. That’s all I can do. I can’t possibly be a good writer of my genre without reading more in it!

Last night, I read from Chapter Seven to Chapter 12 in Blood and Chocolate. God do I love Vivian! I hate Rafe. I really hate Rafe. Heh. He’s such a pervert. He’s worse than any of the Five, and I almost feel sorry for Williem, on of the twins in The Five. Of course, you guys have no idea who these characters are, but if you stick with me long enough through this book, you’ll learn!

Also finally finished the first short story in Bad-Ass Faeries 2. “The Way of the Bone” is eerie, but deliciously captivating. I am going to try and read one short story a night, but I won’t make any promises. Tonight, since it’s Monday, and my TV programming lasts longer than any other night, I will have to read Blood and Chocolate instead. Six chapters a day for Blood and Chocolate. I should be finished with Blood and Chocolate no later than Wednesday, if I read earnestly enough. ^^ I’m so proud of myself.

Oh, and speaking of B & C, don’t see the movie. I sneaked a peek at the movie page on Wikipedia. They completely screwed it up. DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE!