The Flower King

Story I wrote at Two in the morning. It’s definitely got the quality of a story written while half asleep.

The Flower King
There one was a king who ruled over a garden of beautiful flower people and he loved all of his subjects dearly. The king was always very happy until one day he looked outside his castle and saw that all of the flower people were crying inconsolably.
The king ran down to them and asked what was wrong, but none would answer because they were all too busy crying. The sight of his subjects so sad made the King sad too so he set out to try and comfort them.
To them he whispered kind words and sweet songs and it was his love and tender care for them that made them grow. All of the flower people grew twenty times in size and this made them very happy and they stopped crying. This made the king happy too, so he ran all across his kingdom and did this to every one of his subjects until they were all swaying in the breeze, high in the sky.
When the great king was done he went back to his castle and cried, even though he loved his people very much, and was glad that were no longer upset, now that they were so far away he missed them terribly.
But the flowers knew nothing of his sadness because they couldn’t look down and see him all they could do was to look to the bright blue sky.
The flower people had been sad because they couldn’t feel the sun, but now they could feel that warm light on their petals and they were happy.

What I learn in School…

What I’ve learned in school is that everything can be related to Teen Wolf.

1st hour is Pre-Calculus H. and we are learning about right triangles and the 6 trig functions. My teacher taught us this phrase for remembering the Sin, Cos, and Tan relation to Hyp, Opp, and Adj: SohCahToa or “Some old hippie Caught another hippie Tripping on acid.” in less than 5 minutes I had my own phrase “Scott only has Control after he’s Thought of (an) anchor.” Mine’s way better.

2nd hour is Chemistry H. and as well as knowing how to make a self-igniting molotov cocktail from season 1 I now also know that Potassium is 19/K, Iodine is 53/I, and Radium is 88/Ra. Shout out to the Periodic Table!

3rd hour I have Economics *cough* excuse me “Financial Literature” and from Teen Wolf I have learned about Risk and Reward and what it’s like when the coach/economics teacher gets shot with an arrow. Makes me laugh every time I think about it.

4th hour is my English III AP class and it is there that I bust out my new knowledge of riddles. What gets broken when not held? Definitely not a baby that’s for sure.

5th hour is French III H. French is very important in Teen Wolf, Allison and her family have french roots and their name actually means Silver in french. The french word for Wolf is Loup and the french word for Fox is Renard.

6th hour is my history class and I’m learning tons about Japanese-American Internment camps from Teen Wolf which is super handy since we just went over WWII.

7th hour is creative writing and this is where I think I can really apply Teen Wolf here because as I’ve found out I can just about turn any prompt wolf, Nogitsune, or Stiles related.
example- A limerick where the first two words of each line were already picked out:
There once was a Nogitsune named Stiles
Who ate all of the chaos with guile
But the True Alpha didn’t approve
To be honest, he wanted the Nogitsune to move
They were all in a rile.

The number of poems I have that are related to Teen Wolf are immeasurable.

Love Teen Wolf to the end, what about You? How do you relate Teen Wolf to your daily life.

Teen Wolf: Who Will Die?

As anyone will know from looking at my blog I am a huge Teen Wolf fan and since by the ending of this season the writers have said that someone will die I’ve decided to make a top 10 list of all of the characters (in order of importance to the show) who can die without affecting the overall plot. My list of course excludes Scott, Stiles, Allison, and Lydia because they are the main 4 characters of the show and I’ve decided to keep the humans off of the list too, they are an endangered species.

1. Kira’s mom- Since Kira has both of her parents it’s okay if she loses one… and she threatened to kill Stiles which is a big no no. If I had to guess (which I do) if she were to die it would have something to do with her tails.

2. Ms. Morell- She made a reappearance, which could end up being a fatal mistake. Most would consider her human, but since she’s a druid I’m saying otherwise. She’s Deaton’s sister and Canadian French, she’s a guidance counsellor at the school and apparently a therapist at Eichen House. Ms. Morell is just a bit too convenient if you ask me, maybe the writer’s brought her back just so they could cop out and kill her instead of one of the other cast members.

3. Kira- Not only has Kira not actually added anything to the plot besides information on Kitsunes and Nogitsunes it looks like her survival depends on whether or not Scott and Allison get back together.

4. Isaac- Again survival depends on whether or not Scott and Allison get back together. Isaac, while being a favorite on the show, doesn’t actually do anything besides add snarky comments and act as backup to Scott. Since he’s currently in the hospital it’s unclear as to whether or not he’ll live.

5. Aidan- He killed Boyd and made fun of Stiles for liking Lydia while he was missing in Riddled, I think that’s all that needs to be said.

6. Ethan- Even though his relationship with Danny is super awesome if one twin can die why not the other.

7. Peter- The wolf who only decides to help if it serves in his best interest might be the one who dies. Despite it being discovered that he’s Malia’s father we don’t actually care about that or him and no one would really mind if he kicked the bucket… again.

8. Malia- Although she’s now a love interest for Stiles it’s possible a sacrifice could happen or in a fit of jealously Lydia could end up killing her… probably not. But unless she integrates herself deeper into the plot and makes herself a main character she could seriously be killed off.

9. Deaton- Scott’s boss, a very mysterious person. He acts as Scotts main source of information within the show, but with our budding love of technology and all things supernatural I feel like he could easily be replaced by Wikipedia.

10. Derek- We see him getting shot in the promo, and while many people will think that’s too obvious we all must remember that the most obvious answer is usually the right one. Plus, there was the scene at the hospital with him and Scott- is it just me or did that sound like him passing off the torch to Scott as protector of Beacon Hills?

So there we have it a top ten list of who could possibly be the one to die in Beacon Hills. Who do you think is more likely to die?

Winter’s Tale (Book + Movie review)

The book was probably the most amazing thing I’ve ever read or ever will read. I found that Winter’s Tale is a book not trying to tell a story, but instead convey a message; The world is completely predictable as it is absolutely unpredictable. I know that’s not the only message in there, but it’s the one I like the most.
This was the most complex book that I have ever read and I know that no other book will compare to it.
If I were to describe this book in a few simple words I would describe it like this: Cloud Atlas and John Dies at the End had a baby, but then Cloud Atlas got a divorce and remarried to A Hundred Years of Solitude.
While the story it self seems simple;
“New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying. Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and besieged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.”
That summary literally only covers two-hundred pages of the novel out of around 800.

The Table of Contents

The Table of Contents

Peter Lake and Beverly are only together in three Chapters, they meet in “A Goddess in the Bath” and then they’re together in “Lake of Coheeries,” but in “Aceldama” they both die (sort of).

The rest of the chapters are about the different characters, Virginia Gamely, Hardesty Marratta, Asbury, Christiana, Harry Penn, Craig Binky, the Ermine Mayor, Cecil Mature, Praeger. This book is filled to the brim with different stories and lives that to say it’s about Peter Lake and Beverly would be completely and utterly wrong. There’s so much more than a simple love story here- there’s a mayor election, a bridge being built, a great fire. All of these are crucial bits that make up the overall tale.
While the book can be confusing and very very round about it eventually gets to its point and what a stunning point it is.
I had my sister read one chapter, “Nothing is Random” and she said it was the most beautiful thing she’d ever read.
I rate the book 5/5, this is a book everyone needs to read once in their life time.

The movie, though, is a completely different story and I mean that literally. As I was predicting they took all of the characters out and rewrote the story so nothing but its bones were left.
Even though it was a good movie I was sorely disappointed by it. They changed everything about it, even the small simple things that were vitally important in the book.
The first thing that they changed that really pissed me off (it was really the only thing) was that they said that the stars were people who had died. When Beverly narrated that on the screen I nearly threw a hissy fit and that was in the first two minutes. They kept a lot of other things that made me happy, though, Peter running from the Short Tails, his meeting with Isaac Penn… and that’s about all they kept the same.
The angels and demon fight, didn’t bode over well with me. In the book it’s hinted that Athansor and Jackson Mead are angels, as is Cecil and MootFowl, but in the book the magic is very subtle and not mentioned by anyone. I liked that Athansor had wings, but again it’s suppose to be subtle not displayed like they’re all in a giant circus.
In the movie, however, they did make a few passes at things that happened in the book. Peter mentions that he used to live with two girls when he was little and would sing and dance for money and it was really small things like that that made me happy.
The movie was a great movie, but it wasn’t the book and if that’s what the book fans want they are going to be a little more than frustrated.
I rate the movie 3/5
My advice for anyone and everyone is to watch the movie first and then read the book. You’ll get a basic introduction into the story and won’t be disappointed like I was if you read the book first.

Teen Wolf (3×18) Riddled

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OMG OMG OMG
My inner fangirl is screaming right now. This episode had me on the edge of my seat the whole time

This episode was amazing, no matter what happens next I think it’s safe to deem this the best episode out of the entire show.
I stayed up till midnight watching this thing knowing that I would have to be up and about by 5am, it was totally worth it.

Stiles is officially the best actor on this show, I can’t wait to see how Dylan works with his role on The Maze Runner. The only character that even comes close to Stiles is Lydia. Both of them do such an excellent job as portraying their pain and angst as a real thing and not as something scripted.

The show started off immediately with drama, Stiles calling Scott in the middle of the night not knowing where he is or what is happening to him. The plot just got better and better.

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While everyone is around trying to find Stiles, Lydia is getting her Banshee on and doing her own thing. I just hate her interactions with Aidan, not only did he make fun of Stiles for liking Lydia he did it while they were still searching for him, A*hole.
There was this one bit that involved a psychiatric hospital and I am just dying to know what that was all about. Lydia seemed to have given up on her powers after they couldn’t find Stiles there, but they completely missed that “5″ symbol (the one that the Oni branded behind their ears) while they were there.

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Strangely enough, it was Scott’s dad who found Stiles. He actually did something that helped the gang. I liked the little background information they gave us about him and Melissa and what their marriage was like.

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Whatever is going on with Allison is completely curious, her messages about the internment camp was mind-boggling. My theory is that the camp that was mentioned in the message was for like Kitsune or other supernatural creatures. I have a feeling that Stiles is the one who sent her those messages on the down low.

After Stiles was found, everyone basically knew that about his whole brain issues. Before he went into the MRI machine I was actually a bit surprised that Scott implied that he’d give Stiles the bite if he did turn out to have what his mom had.

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before the MRI is even over all hell breaks loose… in Stiles’ mind. Stiles goes into dreamland and the evil spirit is there again giving him more riddles. “Everyone has it, but no one can lose it?” I was completely tripped up by the one. Before the dream ended the monster undid all of his bandages and we were left staring at a doppleganger Stiles.

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During the MRI Scott and Derek totally had a moment; I was glad to see that Derek has finally gone full Team Scott instead of trying to do his own thing. Derek’s interaction with Kira was interesting, I think Derek is finally coming out of his loner faze and is going to be more in with the group.

Before Stiles gets possessed there’s this whole anticipation because Lydia kept hearing the MRI running, but she didn’t go to the hospital. And then as soon as soon Stiles gets possessed Lydia screams and my heart just about broke.

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Stiles being possessed was super awesome, though, first he just wakes up with that sort of smug look and then he makes all the lights go out and then he disappears. Plus the evil spirit was being super creepy using pronouns in the plural, always with the “we” and “us” it was absolutely weird.
Weirder still, though, there to threaten the now possessed Stiles was Kira’s mom. We all guessed that she was a Kitsune too, but I don’t think anyone guessed that she had those Oni on a leash. She looked badass, but we’re all rooting for Stiles though, because Kira’s mom said she was going to kill him. That is NEVER going to happen!

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The episode ended with a generator(?) exploding and Kira about to be hit by one of the sparking wires. I was so pissed that that was the ending, we all know that electricity can’t hurt Kira, why show her about to be *not* electrocuted and then cut scene. It was hair-pulling, I just want more of Stiles.

I’m going to be at the edge of my seat for the whole rest of this season, I hate that I have to wait another week before the next episode comes out. Let’s just all hope that Stiles doesn’t die….

The Lunatic’s Curse (Tales from the Sinister City #4) by: F.E. Higgins

The town of Opum Oppidulum is home to the freezing Lake Beluarum and its rumored monster. On an island at the center of the lake is an asylum; no one has ever escaped it. So how will Rex, whose father, Ambrose Grammaticus, has been imprisoned there under false pretenses, prove that Ambrose is not insane? And if Rex can free his father, will his evil stepmother drive them both to madness?

After finishing this book my first thought was, “What the hell?” Usually Higgins books are actually mystery novels, not guess the entire plot in the first five pages.
I know this book is for little kids, like twelve year olds, but that is no excuse to write such a terrible book.

Through the entire plot Rex keeps moaning on and on about how he doesn’t understand what happened to his father or what the Society of Andrew Faye is and it honestly pissed me off. Half way through the book I just wanted to shut it and then possibly throw it at Higgins face.

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Quite obviously Rex’s father Ambrose was poisoned, I don’t even understand why that was a mystery. For Rex supposedly being a genius he sure was moron through the entire book, all he did was just fumble around while Hildred did all the real investigative work. And he was to stupid to even realize that his best friend was actually deaf.
What would have been a real plot twist is if it was discovered that Hildred’s father, who was put into the asylum, turned out to be one of the characters who was working there.

Canniblism

The whole cannibalism theme in the novel was so overrated; I think Higgins expected this to completely “wow” and “gross out” her readers so much that they would overlook the stupidity of everything else going on in the story, but it was just too obvious. Even before they started kidnapping homeless people I knew that Acantha and her “friends” were cannibals. This book was just infuriating throughout. Whoever thinks that these were dramatic plot twists and didn’t see them coming at all is an idiot.

I rate the book 0/5 stars which is completely pitiful. To me this book doesn’t even deserve one star and it might have ruined all of the other Sinister City books that I did love and have rated at fours and fives. This book shouldn’t have even been made, it was completely terrible. My advice for anyone possibly interested in this series, feel free to read the first three, but leave The Lunatic’s Curse on the bookshelf.

Blizzard!!!

It's Snowing, It's Blowing, the Old Man said F* this shit I'm sleeping in, and refused to get up in the morning.

It’s Snowing, It’s Blowing, the Old Man said F* this shit I’m sleeping in, and refused to get up in the morning.

Oklahoma’s big blizzard has come! Yay, I’m excited. Maybe I’ll be able to make a decent snowman out of this snow. The wintry mix we got last year (in December) wasn’t moist enough to properly form a giant snowball.

The picture that I have up there is only about thirty minutes worth of accumulation. I’m definitely not going to be having school tomorrow :)

I had my sister text my mom telling her to pick up some supplies on her way home from work so we wouldn’t starve to death while it was snowing. By her logic she said that it would all just melt away by tomorrow and we wouldn’t have to worry about it. Seriously? We have another 70% chance of snow on Tuesday. I don’t think it’s snowing as hard in Tulsa as it is here.

Plans for the day: Keep reading Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin, make hot cocoa, watch some movies or go Youtube surfing, and then possibly think about actually getting out of bed.

Wings by: Birdy

Birdy’s new song and it might sond very familiar to you.

This song has been playing in the Winter’s Tale trailers along with M83′s ten minute song “Lower your Eyelids to Die with the Sun.” Both of which have been added to my Itunes. I’ve been listening to them obsessively while I read the book Winter’s Tale.

This Book is Full of Spiders,… (John Dies at the End #2) by: David Wong

This book series is the most complex book series I have ever read so far in my life. I know some people can’t get pass the jokes of penis’s and other lewd stuff, but these books are fantastic. They are littered with pop culture references and it’s almost impossible to follow the story line (I find that a good thing) the ending is always a surprise. I love the John Dies at the End series, the stories are always very original and creative, and they always make me laugh until the very last page.

This book started off with David and John pissing off the top of the water tower when they see a convoy of trucks coming past. One of the trucks veers off and crashes while the rest leave it behind. I laughed when I read that that the trucks were full of life-size GI-Joe dolls in the place of humans, and like a true John Dies at the End book, we don’t learn why that is until the very end, nor do we learn what’s in the case that they picked up from the truck. Everything is done in the usual manner of David and John, mainly they bumble around, get wasted, kill some monsters, try to save people (and the world). The whole zombie/spider apocalypse made me smile and I think they got it pretty head on as to how people would react if this stuff actually did happen.

This book had a continuos countdown in it, from the Outbreak, to the Massacre, and to the Bombing, and then the book was broken up into different parts. It made the story seem even more complex. It also made me sit at the edge of my seat the whole time, making me wondering how this or that was going to happen and then cringing when it does.

I liked being able to read the parts with Amy and John without David being there, because in the last book it was solely just David. We got to learn a bit more about Marconi too (he’s such a MorganFreeman). The way that the Author manages to write how each characters’ actions affected the others always had me guessing as to what was going to happen next. Like when Amy is trying to get to David and ends up creating the Massacre at the hospital, I completely did not expect that.

The whole book is just a slopping pile of complicated twists and turns that will leave you guessing and chasing your own tail until the very end when everything is finally played out. I always hate books that I end up figuring out who the bad guy is or how it’s going to end, which is why this series is so good, they are always unpredictable.

I rate this book a 5/5, a very high praise. Definitely for anyone who can stomach the inappropriate jokes about anything and everything that can be considered inappropriate.

Allegiant (Divergent #3) Veronica Roth

Divergent became the most popular and most anticipated book series along with Legend, Mortal Instruments, and Heroes of Olympus. I loved this book series it made me cry, laugh, and actually think about moral issues and about “doing the right thing.” Not many books can hold that kind of sway over a reader, but Veronica Roth delivers a trilogy that is so touching that you have to put real thought into it. This series has taken me through a real journey and I’m glad to see where it’s finally landed. It’s not the best ending ever created, but it’s not the worst either, it’s an ending that you’ll remember.

The story basically starts off where it ended in the last book, Insurgent. Tris and her friends are in a jail cell awaiting their trials after having shown the video of Tris’s ancestor telling everyone about why the city was created and what the Divergent are there for. Truth be told, I didn’t actually remember half of the characters or what the video actually said because of the long wait in between reading the two books. However, even though I never actually re-remembered the characters, the message was repeated over in the story and had many mentions and recalls.

I think what made this book so awesome was that we got duel perspectives; one POV was from Tris like in all of the other books and the other was from Tobias/Four. We got more details about Tobias’s mother and father and how growing up with them was like and how it made him into the person he was currently. I liked all of the back information we got about his life and family.

The book takes into detail about the conflict between the Faction believers (or also known as the Allegiant) and the FactionLess. The FactionLess want to stay inside of the safety of the fence and leave the outside world alone, the Allegiant want to leave the Town and try to help the people outside. Tris and Tobias end up joining the Allegiant and leaving the Town to see what is actually outside of the fence.

But then *major plot twist* the whole thing is just a ruse by the government in the outside world (I really never saw that one coming). It turns out the people who live past the fence built the town into what it was and they created the factions to try and create desirable genes… or the Divergent.

After that everything seems to fall into a familiar pattern, except this time we get to learn about it through Tobias’s eyes as well. Tris and her friends learn about how these government had betrayed them and are going to wipe the memories of all of the town’s people so they can reset the program. So after Tris and Tobias start having couple’s issues, a revolution fails, people die, and Tris gets put on a council or something they all decide that instead of letting the government erase the memories of all their friends and families they’re going to erase the memories of the people working for the government. That one seemed very stretched to me, instead of releasing the memory serum on the government people I don’t know why they just didn’t decide to inoculate everyone in the town, that sounds way more reasonable.

In the end though that’s what they do, erase everyone’s memories, but in the process of that Tris dies. I was in the middle of my French class when I got to that part and I just started crying, it was terrible. I’d hate to say that the ending was terrible, but in a situation like this I wish Roth had done something different. I didn’t hate it, I didn’t really like it either, but I can see why it was done like that it. It gave a final and resolute end to a great series. I’m glad to have read this book and been able to learn so much from it.
I rate the book 4/5

P.S.
I’m excited for the movie set to come out this year, I hope it’s fantastic and really portrays that books as it should.