Moving Day!

Hello my fellow Misfits! So… first off I would like to apologize for going AWOL, but school’s been insane lately, book editing’s also been crazy, and I just haven’t had time to sit down and write a couple of blog posts…. I just haven’t!

However, I come bearing good news. I have a few friends who I’ve been talking to, and we’ve decided to start a blog together! Yay! there are no real details yet, other than the name, but we’re going to talk about it some more… and gah, it’s going to be fun. 

So, I won’t really be writing anything on this blog anymore, but lets face it – I never really wrote all that much!

I’m sorry for leaving you for so long, but I’ve been looking at my schedule, and I’m making time for blogging because I honestly enjoy it. 

I hope to see all of you soon on my next blog!

(P.S. I don’t know if I’m “allowed” to give away anything specific, so I’m just going to wait until everything is finalized, and then I’ll tell you guys where you can find my new blog).

Favorite Quote #3

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”  ~Roger Babson

This is one of my favorite quotes, and as the two other’s before it, I like it because it’s true. How many times in one day do you worry over things that you have absolutely no control over? Things that you can’t change? Personally, I worry to much. Things that I can’t change, and things I have no power over, worry me, and if not that mildly annoy me.

Why? Human nature… maybe. But don’t you agree with me? We, humans, worry too much.

So, this is why I like the quote. It makes us stare straight in the face of our misgivings, and from now on I pledge to every time something annoys me, I will ask myself, “can I change this?” If yes, then I’ll change it. If no, I’ll simply let it go. (notice the little rime I did… hi hi)

Believe in peace and love, my dear fellow misfits.

(and yes, I did just see Now Is Good, and am feeling very loving and emotional. And slightly philosophical.)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Hello my fellow Misfits! So, I know I’ve been really kind of AWOL these last couple of days… or weeks… but I’ve just had one of those months, you know, where you’re incredibly super busy all the time. Plus, I just got a new boyfriend (not that any of you guys care) and I’ve been hanging out with him, too.

So, what I really wanted to rant about today was this movie right here; “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

AMAZING! I’ve read the book before, and it was (of course) really excellent. The author just reaches out to you in a way that you didn’t expect, and it was so meaningful on so many levels. Then, I saw the movie (today) and for the first time ever in the history of my life, am I going to say that the movie was better than the book.

Check out the trailer bellow:

Now, I don’t really want to talk about it, I don’t want to spoil anything, but just take my advice on this. I know you don’t know me, and I know that you probably don’t even care about what I’m writing about, but please see this movie. I’m saying this for your sake, I’ve already seen it so…

SEE IT!

City of Bones Movie Trailer

Hello my fellow Misfits! So, I get that I’m behind the times with this trailer, updating it so late, but I’ve been so super busy with NaNoWriMo and everything thatI haven’t had the time to go out and look on youtube…. Anywho, here it is:

So, I completely loved it as well, but I’m a little skeptical about the guy who’s playing Jace, Jamie Campbell Bower, because I don’t know if he has what it takes to play Jace. For those of you who have read the book several times (like me) will understand what I’m saying when I say that Jace is probably the most complex character in the entire series; he just has so many layers to him. If Jamie can pull Jace off, then I’m all for him, but I’m not a 100% sure that he can do just that.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

Remember people: Don’t Forget The Misfits That Is Us!

(and yes, I do know how grammatically incorrect that statement is, but I’m a Misfit so…)

The Road Not Taken

Hello my fellow Misfits! I have only two words, one name: Robert Frost.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

I know I have gone into this whole poem fixation, but as you know things like this come and go… so if you don’t love it, bear with me, and if you do, then good for you and go and check out some of my other stuff!

Robert Frost is a complete genius, and you can definitely expect some more of him in the future.

Italics

Hello my fellow Misfits! So, I was just briefly scanning through my NaNoWriMo novel (and I’m so sorry, but my Inner Editor just popped out of nowhere! – the other NaNo Author’s will know what I mean.)  And I noticed this little part where I have used italics four times in three short paragraphs! So, I was hoping that you might take the time to read the section below, and give me some feedback. Italics or not?

      I only read the first chapter, not wanting to be away for too long, and it was good to read something new. I don’t particularly enjoy thinking of things as good, there are so many better adjectives, but sometimes there was no better option.

     Escaping my life for a few minutes was good.

     I traveled upstairs again, holding the book in my hands, and to my utter delight there were at the very least ten people in our store. Ten

What do you think? Should I remove some Italics?

Remember people: Embrace The Misfits That Is Us!

Bitter Blow of Love

Hello my fellow Misfits! I think I am going through this poetry phase… I usually don’t like poetry – too cryptic if you know what I mean – but for some reason unknown to me, I feel myself reading a superfluous amount of it recently. I have also been using the word superfluous a superfluous amount of times. God! There’s just something about that word… Anywho, read this poem, I love it!

Love! you dealt a bitter blow –
You lay me cross the mortal plains,
Bedewed, bedimmed amongst a show
Of tearful clouds: eternal rains
To weep at my enduring foe

Of harsh reality – searing pains of
Destiny: dependable propensity
To fool myself repeatedly
That I could ever triumph over love!

-Mark R Slaughter

*Sigh. Love it!

Remember people: Embrace The Misfits That Is Us