Saturday, July 31, 2010

Crafty Lightning: An Uncommon Craft...

I made paper beads yesterday.

They are made from the draft pages of The Storytellers: Anterria, and each one is ~1 inch long. I'll be using all or most of my draft pages in papercrafts to sell on my etsy store along with copies of the book.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Why is Eragon so bad?

I don't think it's written very well. In my opinion, it's needlessly wordy and could have been a much thinner book without taking away from the essence. Quality does not go up with word count.

I'm not trying to say I flat-out hate Eragon and/or Paolini. It takes guts to finish a book and see it through to a hard copy. There are a lot of other books that I don't think are written very well, and that people love. When people on the other side ask me what I think of them, I want to be honest(though tactfully), even if it seems like they're looking for a fight over something so petty.

I'm sure there are books you don't like that I would defend in a heartbeat.

Ask me anything

Sunday, July 25, 2010

why do you think that the golden compass series should never have been written?

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

Ask me anything

what is, in your opinion, the worst book in the world?

In terms of never-shoulda'been-written-ness, it's the Golden Compass series, which is annoying, because they're so well written. Look up some interviews if you don't know what I'm talking about.

In terms of plain quality...the tie goes to Eragon and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Ask me anything

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Recent Projects: Amigurumi and Randomness



I'm really loving amigurumi at the moment!
I hope to have several animals up on my etsy shop fairly soon.
Contact me if there's a specific animal you want to buy.

Oh, yes, and...

Я изучаю русский язык!

I'm learning Russian!
For no apparent reason!

Я серьезен.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

1 Peter 3:8-17

8Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
9Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

10For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. 11He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. 12For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

13Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened." 15But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

17It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

Monday, July 5, 2010

"If" by Rudyard Kipling


If

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;


If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;



If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";





If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

~Kipling