A Sincere Apology

Guys — I admit it. I’m a horrible person. I’ve abandoned you for so long, and for that, I am truly sorry. But so many wonderful things have happened since I last posted that I don’t even know where to begin. I suppose I’ll just make a list. I’m really good at lists.

• I got to meet one of my online friends. Yup! You heard me — best day EVER!! We met at a Rick Riordan conference, which brings me to the next point.

• I got to see Rick Riordan in person. I also got a signed copy of The House of Hades, which I am not allowed to give spoilers on until November 1st. Sorry!

• I signed up for NaNoWriMo. Some of you may know what this is, but for those who don’t, don’t worry. I’ll make a full post on this topic next week.

• I started a group fanfiction. I’ll post it here, and on my other blogs chapter by chapter.

• I started a new blog. It’s a website with clean fanfics, for those of y’all who don’t approve of M ratings. (Like me.)

• I fell in love with Once Upon a Time — the TV show. If anyone wants to fangirl over Rumple, you know where to find me.

• I got a new computer. My old laptop finally croaked, so I got a new one. It’s that new Windows 8 operating system, so we have a love / hate relationship.

• I made a new Pinterest account. My old one just got too big, so I made a new one. I’m starting over, guys!

A lot of other stuff has happened, too, but that’s pretty much the highlights. So . . . expect more posts from now on. Love y’all!

— Ashli

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My Weirdness

Someone suggested that it would be a good idea to let you guys get to know me. I’d put a picture of myself on this post, but there’s just so many weirdos out there that I don’t really want to right now. (Not that I think y’all are creepers — you’re weird in a good way.) I hope you understand. I have decided though, to do a post that’s all about me, not Loki, for once.

Favorite songs — Eye of the Tiger by The Survivors, 500 Miles by the Proclaimers, My Immortal by Evanescence, and Vanilla Twilight by Adam Young.

Favorite (non-fandom) movies — The Princess Bride, The Phantom of the Opera, Tron Legacy, The Pirates of the Carribean, Epic, and Despicable Me.

Favorite Books — Divergent by Veronica Roth, Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, Cinder by Merissa Meyer, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, Legend by Marie Lu, and The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien.

Favorite colors — Army green, chocolate brown, and black.

Favorite types of clothes — Leather jackets (Thanks, Nine!), distressed jeans, combat boots, men’s button-up shirts, long necklaces, newsboy caps and fedoras, and scarves.

Hair color and cut — Cut short to my chin, dark brown with tints of red, really super curly.

Eye color — Green.

Favorite animals — Dolphins, snakes, and koi fish — and of course, my little poodle.

What your bedroom is like — Painted a pale orange, with two closets, a huge desk, an enormous window, a teeny-weeny bed, and lots of puppy toys all over the floor.

Favorite hobbies — Writing fanfiction, sketching, playing the piano, blogging (of course), photography, and reading.

Favorite foods — Mexican food, Nutella, and strawberries.

Weird facts — I’m a direct descendant of Frank and Jesse James, the most notorious Wild West outlaws. I have British, Scottish, and Cherokee ancestry. I’m a proud Christian. I’m homeschooled. And . . . I’m just weirdly me.

Love you guys! Each and every one of you. Without you, this blog wouldn’t be possible, so thank you.

Update on my life.

Found these amazing little action figures at the mall. Also, I updated to iOS 7 — I’ll write a full post on that later. And I found an amazing website where you can watch ALL the Doctor Who episodes for free. I’ll put that on here tomorrow. Oh yeah! I converted my BF to a Whovian, and my sister to a Loki fan. So . . . PARTY TIME!!

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Star Trek : Into Darkness

So I went ahead and bought Star Trek : Into Darkness, and let me tell you, it was worth every single freakin’ penny. I thought Benedict Cumberbatch was cool before, but now he is . . . what’s the word . . . oh right! AWESOME. I’ve been a Trekkie for three years now, going on four, but this just made it like ten times better. Khan made me sob almost cry on several occasions — if you’ve seen the movie, you know which ones I’m talking about — if you haven’t, “Spoilers!”

Below is my take on the Star Trek insignia.

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Best. Day. Ever!

Today started pretty good anyway, mainly because Piper let me sleep all the way through the night, even if she does get up at 6:00 on the dot every morning. She doesn’t quite get the concept of weekends yet. As an added benefit, though, she’s completely potty-pad trained now. We got her ten-week booster shots this afternoon too, and . . . right, back to the subject. (Remember, guys, they are called ramblings!)

So, anyway, Mum took me and my little sis to supper, then we had to go grocery shopping. So I called up my dad at Walmart, ’cause the Star Trek : Into Darkness DVD was sitting out on the shelf for only $19. He said yes, so I brought my new baby home. Can’t wait to see it!

The day couldn’t get any better, right? Guess again! I was going through the aisles, what suddenly I hear a familiar song. And whaddya know, my favorite song was on — 500 Miles. I listened a little closer, and DAVID TENNANT’S WONDERFUL SCOTTISH ACCENT!!! Needless to say, I fangirled a little bit LOT, and Mum started flipping out, ’cause I was singing it in the middle of the store. But oh well, it was so amazing! And I’m really sorry for the caps, but that’s how excited I was!

So . . . yeah. Great day.

Book Review : Incarceron

Sorry, I just had to post this one too. I give you — Inarceron!

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Title : Incarceron

Series : The Incarceron Series #1

Author : Catherine Fisher

Pages : 458

Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐

About :

Incarceron — a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology — a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber — chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison — a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device — a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn’s escape is born.

Notes : This was an amazing book — it’ll definitely stay on my shelf. It has an interesting storyline, and engaging plot. Overall, a masterpiece!

Rating scale : 5 stars — Best book ever! It earns a place of honor on my shelf.
4 stars — Good, but it still had some issues.
3 stars — It was okay, definitely not my favorite
2 stars — I finished it, but I probably wouldn’t recommend it.
1 star — I didn’t even finish it. This book will collect dust under my bed.