Vacation

hey everyone!

this is going to be a short post but I wanted to share with everyone what’s going to be coming soon. So tomorrow is Sunday and I will be coming back from vacation at some point tomorrow. I hope to share lots of pictures with you guys and let you know what we did and some fun spots to visit!

I’m sorry this was such a short post but I hope you stay tuned for tomorrow and I’m excited to share it with you!

I will also hopefully be sharing more of my short story with you guys so let me know if you want to read more about that!

I’m also having trouble thinking of a name for my main character so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them in the comments!

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The Harry Potter Series

Hey everyone!

So I wanted to talk about something that I enjoy very much and have for a while now and that’s the Harry Potter series. I’m currently watching (for the billionth time) the last movie and I absolutely love this series. I read the books when I was still in elementary school and they helped me through a lot of issues at home and at school. There’s so many great messages in these books about friendship and love and bravery and sacrifice.

I also just love how the books are written and the wonderful imagery that they describe.

I love the movies too even though it upsets me that so many things in the books aren’t in the movies. I understand that the movies would have to be a LOT longer for everything in the books to be in them but there’s some things I feel should have been included.

For example I feel like the movies could have benefited from some comic relief from peeves the poltergeist who is in every single book but not in any of the movies. That small detail has always upset me a bit.

If you haven’t read them or at least seen the movies I highly recommend them, I think they’re pretty awesome! I also recommend going online and checking which house you’re in and what wand you would have on a website like Pottermore. If you’re really into the series it is a lot of fun!

Thanks everyone. Let me know in the comments which is your favorite!

Spectacular Now (Review)

Hey everyone! This is another movie review. I watched a movie on Netflix called the Spectacular Now. At first I thought it was a romantic comedy but after watching it for a while it didn’t actually seem that funny.

There are some very serious life issues and family issues in this movie that I wasn’t expecting when I first started watching this movie.

I also, do not feel that much sympathy for the main character, Sutten. Usually I’m rooting for the main character and hoping that everything works out for them but in this film I felt that, even with his family and character issues, he was selfish and put other people in danger and ruined their lives and their hearts as well. I felt that the amount of suffering he put on other people was unfair and even that he didn’t deserve a happy ending. It’s not particularly clear and whether or not he gets a happy ending but it seems to be leaning toward that and I didn’t think he needed one.

That’s just my opinion, watch the movie and let me know what you think! Thanks everyone!

Staring on the ledge, she stared out across the water.

Her heart was racing as the light searched and searched.

The fog hadn’t lifted in days but she still held out hope.

There was talk among the town about a curse.

An old evil that had been woken by their many voyages.

But still she hoped.

 

Three days later when there was no light coming anymore, some villagers decided to search the tower.

They looked all over and it was at the top of the tower, where the flame had been extinguished, that they found her.

Her body looked like she was sleeping. She was beautiful even in death.

Everything was perfectly serene, except for her eyes.

Her eyes were wide open in terror, staring at some point beyond them.

Staring at the forever extinguished light, just like the light lost from her eyes.

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Penelope (Review)

Hey everyone! I am finally doing the review of Penelope. So this movie is actually from 2006 but I only recently saw it. The first thing I want to say is that it was a great movie.

It definitely had some funny parts and some serious parts as well. I will say the ending is definitely not what I expected. I absolutely love the message that it sent especially for young adults, both male and female.

A short synopsis is that Penelope is a royal teenager who has been cursed to have the face of a pig. She’s trying, with the help of her mother, to find a fellow royal who can look past her appearance and agree to marry her. I love the confidence and self esteem it can instill in someone and help the audience, especially the younger audience, realize it’s not all about looks and appearance.

There’s my review of Penelope, I hope you all enjoyed it! Thank you so much.

 

Untitled (Part 2)

Her guest couldn’t see her right away from where she was standing. And it was probably for the best. She should try to at least get to know her company before he tried to run away.

Her guest was a handsome man from the village who was still looking for a young bride. That thought amused her. When he saw what she looked like he’d wish he’d never come to the castle. In fact he’d probably be fit to be single for all of his days.

He went to turn around as she entered the room.

“Please, I’d rather us not face each other just yet.”

“Well, if you’re sure madam. Of course.”

He turned back to his original seated position and began to drink the wine that was placed in front of him. In a few minutes he fell off his chair as the sleeping agent set in.

She sighed. She had hoped he would last a little longer than the other ones. Long enough for a decent discussion.

She whistled and her “pet” came and drug him to the dungeon where the other ones where as well. Pet was a loose word for a 7ft tall beast with claws as sharp as daggers and teeth like little knives. It was her partner in fact. Her lover, changed before they had had the chance to get married. Of course in this state his beautiful words that had once waxed poetic to her in the early light of the morning was now reduced to growls and grunts. He did anything she asked, as he had as a human. But she still felt a tug of guilt as he dragged this newest mortal to the dungeon.

Finally, as she headed back into the hall to head back upstairs, she looked in the full length mirror. Her shaggy hair had changed into a long black mane. Her nails and teeth, the same as that of her lover. She thought back upon that day. The happiest and worst day of her life.

The day her and her lover had been cursed.

*************************************************************************************And that is part 2! I will hopefully have part 3 up soon. This took a different turn than I had originally intended but I think I like this better.

Thank you for all the support and continued following!

 

Mental health day.

Hey everyone. As it turns out, I won’t be posting part 2 of my story today.

I’ve been so stressed out and overwhelmed lately that when I get home from work I just have no energy and no motivation. I’m laying in bed half asleep as I write this.

Tonight I’m just going to listen to music and get some sleep and hopefully tomorrow I will be feeling better and more up to writing.

Thank you all for your continued support and love!

Long Day (and upcoming things)

Hey everyone!

So today was a very long and tiring day so I will not be posting the second part of that story tonight but I still like to post (or try to post) every day to keep you guys posted (ha posted…see what I did there?) and let you guys know what’s going on because I really do appreciate all the support you guys give me.

So (hopefully) tomorrow night I will be posting the second part of the story and writing a few more parts to schedule to post. I am also going to try to write some other posts like my review of the Penelope movie and some other things to schedule to post while I’m on vacation.

I leave for vacation on Thursday and I will be back around Monday so things SHOULD return to normal after that. I don’t have a set work schedule so things can get a little hectic sometimes especially when (like tonight) I end up working longer than I was scheduled for.

I will also do an update on my tattoo and how it’s healing if anyone is interested in reading about that and I’m thinking about doing another poem or two.

Also if anyone has any reccomendations about where I can submit a poem that’s already posted online, please let me know!

Thank you all and, as always, have a great night!

Love, Crystal

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She twirled around in the mirror one more time. She still didn’t like the dress but everyone had insisted that she looked great. She thought it clashed with the red in her hair. And the satin was far too delicate.

She sighed and started carefully making her way down the stairs. The vines had grown over the handrail and she wasn’t used to walking like this. The servants were quite displeased that she was shoeless, but she had had no choice.

She made her way to the bottom of the stairway and faced the marred full length mirror in front of her. The walls in this landing were huge panels of glass used to make the place appear bigger, even though it was big enough without all the ornate details. The rug along the floor was still majestic, even though it was ripped in numerous places, you could still make out the gold woven into the fibers and the scenes pictured. There were waterfalls and gorgeous wood scenes, animals flitting around in the forest and majestic mountain scenes stretching the whole hallway.

The sight granted her some peace before she remembered her destination and started making her way to the room at the end of the hallway. Every step that she took felt heavier, like she was trying to walk through quicksand. She knew she should feel excited, that this should be a positive experience. But the view in the mirror, what she saw looking back at her, was at the forefront of her mind. She could think of nothing else as she was walking and, more than once, she considered turning back and running back upstairs. The reminder that hers wasn’t the only fate at stake steeled her nerve enough to keep her going.

After what seemed like hours she finally reach the ornate wooden door. This, too, had gold inlaid into it. The wood was carved at the top into a majestic lion head, forever in the middle of roaring. the doorknob had once held a wondrous emerald gemstone, before the castle had fallen into ruin and her father had sold almost everything of value he could find, before he had perished. He had only been trying to protect her but she still felt a twinge of anger as she dwelt on the memory. She reached her hand out to the doorknob and took a deep breath as she turned it and pushed it open into the great hall.

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Hey everyone! So I’m writing a story that I suddenly got inspiration for today and I’m writing it in parts so like and/or comment if you want to read the next part of it!

Thank you for all the support and advice I really appreciate it!