Interview With a Fangirl…What Could go wrong?

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a fangirl’s mind? Well, here is some insight:

*Warning: Most fangirls are a LOT more sane than we have portrayed with Lucy*

Interviewer: Good morning Miss Herondale. How are you today?

Lucy: (mutters something incomprehensible)

Interviewer: Pardon Me?

Lucy: Mundane fool.

Interviewer: How… nice of you. Now tell me, when was the last time you read a book?

Lucy: Well, I finished And I Darken an hour ago, so then.

Interviewer: And what was it about?

Lucy: *takes a big breath* Well, it’s about a girl of whom’s father is like super mean. Like serious daddy issues. Anyway, her father doesn’t think she is worth anything because she is a girl so he basically abandons her in a faraway empire in the hands of her enemies and she has to bide her time until she can basically kill everyone and claim the lands for herself except she ends up falling in love with her enemy which is seriously bad and so-

Interviewer: -moving on. I understand you collect books- how many do you own. A hundred, two hundred?

Lucy: *thinks* Well, before I went to Dymocks last week, I counted two hundred and thirty-

Interviewer: That’s a lot of boo-

Lucy: -On the one shelf. Then, of course, I have my Cassandra Clare shelf and my Rick Riordan shelf and my Rangers Apprentice shelf and my classics shelf. In total that’s about five hundred or so books.

Interviewer: That is quite the feat isn’t it-

Lucy: Plus my other bookshelf and my biography shelf. Oh, and the ten books I got from Dymocks. It was my birthday and my mummy likes to keep me happy. *Mentally adding up* Hmm…. I’m actually pretty good at maths. I once got a D+! Anyway, but I’m totally not bothered to figure that out, but it’s around one thousand books. Give or take a hundred.

Interviewer: …

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Interviewer: *clears throat* Alright then, moving on. I’ve heard of things called ‘fictional boyfriends’. What or who is your fictional boyfriend?

Lucy: *pulls out list three miles long* Well, at the top I have Rowan and Rhys- I mean who wouldn’t want a hot fae immortal warrior, right? And then we have Dorian and Will Herondale, Etienne St. Clair, Dimitri Belikov, Tobias,Harry Potter- he was my first fictional crush- Day and Sam Cortland. Of course, Sam’s dead now so- Oops. Spoilers. *giggles* I really need to be more careful!

Interviewer: *gulps* And… and how many… do you have again?

Lucy: In total?

Interviewer: In total.

Lucy. *reads list* About seven hundred or so. I’m in a lot of different relationships. It can get sooooooo tiring keeping up with all of them! Honestly, they waste all that precious screen time on keeping up with the Kardashians, but really, they should be keeping up with my boyfriends!

Interviewer: Lets call a quick break, please.

Lucy: Sure! I’ll just be over here re-reading Twilight if you need me!

Interviewer: *speaking to technician* SHE IS BLOODY INSANE! Did you hear about her boyfriends? She hasn’t got one brain cell in her head!

Technician:  *looks at Interviewer* Tommy, she’s a fangirl. Of course she’s insane.

Interviewer: *sighs* You’re right.

Technician: Just finish the questions Tommy, and please, don’t be a such a muggle!

Interviewer: …

 

Hi guys! We hoped you liked that quick little sketch!

Ally, Melia, Laurena xox

 

 

 

 

Poem Writing 101

How good are you at writing poems?

The other day, I had a go at it and I don’t know how I went… so, if it is good, please continue reading because I will outline just how to write a good poem. If terrible, please say so in the comments so I can hopefully improve…

Anyway, here goes:

Hello,

I would begin with dear.

But I do not believe in holding someone dear,

If they are just going to turn their backs and leave.

And if, when, the world ends,

I will be the only one,

With someone else still facing the other way.

And I will watch the sun float over the abyss of space,

Waiting for the world to start again,

In tens of thousands of years.

-Laurena

Any who how, this is probably terrible but it is how I got the end product.

  1. Find a subject. This is normally quite easy, because it depends on your mood and/ or what you are passionate about. I was rather sad and detached from the world when I wrote this. (Evidently).
  2. The next step is to write the first line. This should take you about ten seconds to think up, it does not need to be perfect. It needs to be a starting point, nothing more. It only needs to be a simple observation or thought, hence ‘hello’.
  3. Drill it into your mind that you don’t need elaborate rhymes, if you want them. In my poem, it doesn’t rhyme, because not all poems have to. Rhyming is a way to make it fun and ‘fun’ is not always necessary.
  4. If you do decide to make it rhyme, you should mix it up, don’t do continuous end sounds, eg. wall/ mall. After you have done that particular rhyme sound, don’t go and do crawl/ haul. Do form/ storm.
  5. Make it natural. Don’t give each line a set number of words unless you are doing a cinquain. But at the same time, don’t give one line three words and the next ten. Keep them within a three word radius of each other.
  6. Decide on a conclusion. A poem is like a narrative/ novel. You should have a decisive, precise ending and that should be that. Ending it with the first line of the poem or the title would also suffice the ending needs.
  7. Write the poem. Let the words flow from your fingers and let it loose. When you have finished, then go back and edit.

Tips and Warnings:

  • Avoid overly simple rhymes, like mad/ sad, like/ bike, et cetera, et cetera.
  • Don’t write about something you don’t know 90% plus about, the best writing comes from the heart.
  • Don’t give up. Writing isn’t easy, and you won’t get it 100% correct the first, second or possibly even third time.
  • EDIT! Editing is maybe the hardest and most important part of writing. Don’t edit it yourself, get someone else to. If you edit yourself, your work will be totally biased and you will end up where you started. Generate a thick skin so when your friends/ teachers/ audience say ‘no, it’s terrible, go back and re-do it all,’ you won’t burst into tears and curse the day they were born. (Believe me, it doesn’t work, I have tried.

That is all I have for now, but keep your eyes open for more [topic] 101. Please post your poems in the comments, I would love to read them!

Keep writing,

There will be challenges…

~Laurena😇

Discussion: Fantasy

How useful is fantasy?

This fabulous discussion topic is brought to you by my English teacher!

Fantasy to me is my world. I read many genre’s but I would have to say that fantasy is definitely my favourite. But, this begs a question. How useful is fantasy?

In 2014, the most read books for children were almost entirely made up of fantasy books. But why is this the case? And what does fantasy offer to young readers?

Fantasy gives children a way out. A way to escape the problems presented to them. All of the current problems, kids don’t want to be a part of them. Problems are something kids simply don’t want to struggle with. No kid wants to grow up, and facing the problems that are slowly taking over this world, for example, global warming, wars, etc., is virtually ‘growing up’ to them. Fantasy is mostly targeted at children, for the reasons above.

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Fantasy to do with the Environment

Kids don’t read reality because they don’t want to see how the world will look in the future. For example, 2100. The world’s current population is 7 billion plus and it will soar to 11 billion by the start of 2100. Kids don’t want to know that! They want to know that everyone will prosper and the world will live happily ever after. The end.

People who are not periodically buried in fantasy books, and who read possibly futuristic books know that this is not true and will not happen in our/ their lifetime. But fantasy is still a popular genre and still will be in generations to come.

Fantasy is also used to see the world through a different perspective. Fantasy, you can name hundreds of popular children’s books relating to fantasy. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Twilight, Mortal Instruments, Skulduggery Pleasant, et cetera, et cetera. Realist/ futuristic, not so many. There is maybe one or two really famous ones. Hunger Games, Wonder, all of the John Green books, you know, all the sad ones that make you want to cry. (Even Hunger Games!)

Just to reiterate, fantasy is useful to children wanting to escape reality and who want to experience something other than the boring and/ or troubling confinements of real life.

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This is what fantasy entails

Fantasy is an extremely important part of life, one that I am sure that I and many other people could not live without, hence why most of our books on our blog are fantasy/ dystopian.

~Laurena😇

How to write a stronger character

~Laurena😇😋

To write a stronger character, you must write about a character who is physically strong. Right?

Wrong.

That is what I always thought. I have spent my premature writing life on making character’s strong. Then, I read the Iron Trial.

Call is a young boy with a broken and twisted leg. I was immediately captured by the way Cassandra Clare and Holly Black took this young, lame boy at the beginning of the book and turned him into something else entirely by the end.

But this is not a book review.

My point is that, even without a physically, socially and mentally strong character, you can make a book idea work. Really work!

Hope that this helped on the writing character’s side of a book,

Keep your eye’s peeled, (I know, so cliche!)

Laurena😇