Stop Tagging Me Y’all, I Can’t Run That Fast!

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So, I didn’t know that Faith also started blogging on the 19th, and also did a celebratory post on it, which happened to be the Liebster Award, and that she tagged me until I scrolled through my comments. XD (Happy blogsiversary by the way, Faith!) So here we are. *rubs hands together*  This should be…. fun? maybe?

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What is a way in which you are really passionate about serving God? I.e. a career, a hobby, a ministry.

Hmmmm, probably the “work” I do with the kids at church, if you can call it that? I mean, as a pastor’s kid, you kinda hafta be passionate… about practically everything in church, but if you’re talking about specifically me, then 100% helping out with the kids and praise and worship. They’re the fun parts. XD

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What is your favorite post of all the posts you’ve ever written?

Guess what, I didn’t even write it. *jabs thumb at Zeke and Jake* These whackos did.

And aren’t you glad we saved the state of your blog when we did?

Zeke, shut up or I really will make Gale an only child.

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Who in your life was most instrumental in showing you the WAY in Christ?

My sister. Which, considering everything that’s happened so far, is kinda interesting, but I’d have to say my sister regardless. She’s always lived out Christ and she’s always took the time to talk to me about faith and everything that comes with being a Christian. ❤

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What book other than the Bible do you read or have you been reading regularly?

*cough cough* Weeell, *pulls out giant book of favorite books* I’M GLAD YOU ASKED! *flips to recent page* Love to Everyone right now, and a few comics.

Yes. Comics.

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Who is your favorite non-Bible author?

Can’t really answer, because I have so many? XD J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Andrew Peterson, N.D. Wilson, Penny Wood, Rebekah C, Julia Rose, Kellyn Roth, Tess Richardson, tell me when to stop…

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Who is your favorite Old Testament character?

OOOOH. Deborah. And Esther. And Ruth. And Jael too. (*launches into a funny story in which I went to Sunday School and we learned this song about Jael that included words such as “she took a tent peg/ and slammed it right into his heaaad/ and the king didn’t ride no fancy iron cherry bomb no moreeeeeeeee”*)

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What time of day do you usually go to bed?

Bold of you to assume it’s the day… Or that I go to bed… >:)

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Do you wear glasses or contact lenses at all?

*waves blatantly obviously glasses right in front of you* Cursed for life!

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Favorite Christian music artist?

Again, don’t make me answer thissss! *sobs* I beg you by the fine guidelines of WordPress dot org, PLEAAASE don’t make my answer!

Fine then. Andrew Peterson, Skye Peterson, MercyMe, the Gettys, All Sons And Daughters, For King And Country, and a few more.

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Do you like spicy food?

I can’t even handle spicy food, so, no. XD

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How long does it typically take you to write a post?

Hmm, it depends. for a real post *glares at all the tags I’ve been tagged with* like an hour if I really concentrate? if I don’t and work on it on the side while reading a book and/or watching….. YT, then the greater part of a couple days. If it’s something like this, I can finish one in around a half hour.

Which I just did. *rejoices*

*slumps over dramatically, skips the 11 facts and the 11 bloggers, and gratefully gets offline*

life is a highway, Jo

 

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Grate(fullness)

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The Avengers 4 Endgame trailer. For reluctant family asking me about it because I’m the “expert.” XD For overall anticipation because that up there? That’s the endgame. Scary. For my mom refusing to believe Loki really died. For being able to find (as a writing critic, what’s new XD) the good and bad elements of these movies. For waiting in a weird sense of hope along with who knows how many other people.

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For ohana -as weird as it works in my family, it works. For mahal na mahal kita (I love you very much) and for ang gulo mo!! (Which roughly translates to, “you’re a walking blur of confusion”) For caffeine injected chocolate mini bars. Also known as the very thing needed for life.

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For the intricate development and detail going on in the Frozen 2 trailer (yes, really!), for music that has been and probably will be one of the few things that can keep me alive, for Sleeping At Last and Owl City and this list could go on forever. For the sun rising any time now while I write this. For the sun setting when I was writing the WTO post. The fact that the sun has been rising and setting for the better part of a couple centuries and hasn’t once got caught on a hook halfway. For the sounds of a city in the morning. For the morning. For coffee, who am I kidding.. and for a new day.

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For a thousand portals to a thousand different worlds in paperback form. For the ability to be lost into a book even after you’ve read the last page. For the rare and precious gift (if used wisely) of imagination. For fandoms, and the aggressive-passiveness you tend to have when discussing anything related to them. For favorite characters that are favorite because they are real and they’re broken and they’re flawed but they still come back strong anyway. For egg salad sandwiches, not that it has anything to do with this paragraph. 😛 For once good story plots *glares at Star Wars* and for forever good stories that never get old. (Come onnnn SW I still had faith in you!)

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Hot tea. Sassy mugs. A charged up MP3. The smell of rain after a rain. The smell of snow falling down. A giant blanket with a secret stash of tortilla chips and a good book hidden in it. That perfect moment when you have perfect harmony with your duet. YouTube. *coughs* A worn and dependable T-shirt.

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For friends that will throw their hands up in the air at you, but refuse to give up on you. For laughter at 7:15 PM because of a hilariously done (aka terrible) accent. For platforms that exist to connect you with people you’ve never even seen face to face. For the fact memes exist as well. For training, for living, for a thousand story ideas whirring around and around until one sounds coherent enough to work on. For Canva. And for bacon crumbles. Duh.

Have you ever heard of this really old song called, “count you every blessings, name ’em one by one?”

I didn’t even scratch the surface. And y’know, I don’t think anyone can. If they stop to think about it.

Wow, this got serious for a really late tag. 😛 But oh well. It is what it is.

Tell you what, take a look at this list and see if I missed anything. See if there’s anything you can add. Because there is so much to be grateful about. Because we’re about as full as we are grateful.

life is a highway, Jo

Scribble Scrabble: It’s Not Even A Month And I Get Tagged

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So yesterday the lovely Tess had posted about a bunch of stuff, and in that post was a Liebster Award, which she tagged yours truly for.

Goodness, I haven’t had this tag in a while. This should be fun! 🙂

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I know the rules. Thanks Tess, I’ll answer the questions, say 11 things about myself (boring I’ll warrant) and tag 11 poor people who never saw it coming >:)

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What was your favorite TV show/movie when you were a kid?

Oooh, boy. That depends. I loved Dennis The Menace, Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best, and Walker, Texas Ranger. Movies? Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Brave, um… Prince Of Egypt. The list goes on.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

I think everyone should get away from the city into the wilderness for at least a day and a night, to get back into nature. Having just from a retreat, I supposed I’m biased, but I sincerely believe fresh air and no traffic noises can help almost anyone

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What do you think is the best way to start the day?

Your favorite comfort drink and the Bible! Getting God’s Word first thing in the morning really helps get the rest of your day down pat.

What is one of your favorite smells?

This is gonna sound ridiculous, but I will have to say the smell of a hug. Not explaining any further because I don’t quite understand it myself. 😛

If you were suddenly put on a stage and told to deliver a speech, what would you talk about?

I would talk about how one life can change so many others simply by being, thanks to the ultimate life (*cough cough* The One Life *cough cough* Jesus’s life).

Do you think Wikipedia is a reliable source?

Like the general Wiki? I dunno. But for fandom wikis, they haven’t let me down yet. I’ve spent hours on AIOWiki and none of their info has proven to be false!

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received?

Oh word Tess, you ask good questions. Um, I’d say “you need to be the example for your friends.” Honestly, why pick one kid to have to suffer being the role model, simply because their dad’s in the ministry? Also when said kid is just the same as the others? Do ya know how stuck up I had to feel, and I didn’t like it? Bleah.

What age would you like to live to?

Bold of you to assume I actually get to pick. XD I don’t know. 21. Because then I’m old enough to vote and join American Ninja Warrior.

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What do you want carved on your gravestone?

Huh.. umm… “Here lies Jo, seeker of truth. The bacon crumbles were never hidden long because of this.”

Or, or: “Jo: Professional awkward dork, lover of God. That’s all you need to know. Besides that Mitch was a good character. And Buck is a victim. And that God really does save.”

Have you ever saved someone’s life?

O_O

Have I WHAT now??

Boy, don’t I wish! I think I came close when one of the kids I babysit ran into traffic and I yanked her away from an incoming car? It all happened so fast, I can’t really remember.
Opinion on chow mein?

IT’S LIFE. My family always gets a tray on Sunday afternoons when we’re so tired and our blood sugars are unhealthily low. It’s so good. I could eat that forever. At least I wanna try.

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Well, that was easy. 11 facts however? Pfft…

I’m… 1) working on splicing Hastrman, so expect that coming anytime now, 2) going to read 100 books this year (including books of the NT so that takes away 27 books) 3) reading through the New Testament til April (hopefully!) 4) panicking because to move up a grade this year, I have to study twice as hard as I did last year, 5) writing to pen pals because they’re fun and my old one moved and I haven’t gotten the address yet. 6) My mom and I have a tradition every year. She cuts my hair, and we listen to AIO. 7) It takes 2 1/2 episodes for a full haircut. I checked. 8) I whole heartedly support the “give Luis his own superhero movie” movement, 9) am looking forward to Thursday because NEW EPISODE, 10) have an uncle whose parrot was mysteriously plucked bald and 11) have taken a bottle of maple syrup and drunk a little. I’m Canadian, what can you say? 😛

Sa wakas, I did it!

Now for the 11 people… goodness, who on earth picked 11? Did they just go trigger happy on the “1” key?

Gracie M

Brad

Amie

Annie

Emmie

Maggie

Catharine

Chloe

Meredith

Penny Wood

Grace

P H E W. Me is done. No pressure to do the award, you guys! Also, y’all should check out their blogs- they’re awesome, and it’s a pleasure to have met them via the blogsphere.

Now, I better go take a crack at that homework- see you later!

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EDIT: I forgot, but you can do the questions I did XD Here:

What was your favorite TV show/movie when you were a kid?

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

What do you think is the best way to start the day?

What is one of your favorite smells?

If you were suddenly put on a stage and told to deliver a speech, what would you talk about?

Do you think Wikipedia is a reliable source?

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received?

What age would you like to live to?

Have you ever saved someone’s life?

Opinion on chow mein?

 

My Charries Are Voted Most Likely.. But For What?

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Okay, we’re jumping from serious to random and humorous in 3 days, cause hey, why not? XD Hiya everyone!
So today I have been tagged. For a writer tag. Ooh! Well, let’s go before I get lost. 😛 Oh, also this is kinda long, so get comfy.
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Rule One . . . Thank the beautiful bloggerly chipmunk who tagged you.

Thanks Penny.

Rule Two . . . Include this link — phoebeamorryce.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/voted-most-likely — in your post.

Well, that was done.

Rule Three . . . Use your OWN original characters for the tag! Don’t use a friend’s characters or the characters from your favorite fandoms. Your characters can come from any project, just so long as you’re the one who created them. 

YES OKAY!!! This sounds like fun. Because I have TONS of characters from all different projects!
Rule Four . . . Tag at LEAST five bloggerly friends to do the tag, as well!
Ha!
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And now… *rubs hands evilly* da game begins!
Most Likely to Be a Poet
Hm… that would be Rachel Corazon. She’s a wannabe writer and she’d definitely try poetry!
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     Rachel is from a future WIP Remember Me, and she’s a writer who wants to achieve her dream despite the situation she’s in, which isn’t so good. Basically I’m writing this based on my experiences with NaNoWriMo. 😛

Most Likely to Dance in the RainThat, my dear, would be Merie Josepha Darn, better known as MJ.

Scarlett Leithold)) Hello, I'm Samantha or Sam. Im 17 years old and I'm a beta in the Altara pack, I'm a good tracker and a hunter as well.
 MJ is Gale’s older sister and best friend in Just Come Home. She doesn’t play a big part on Gale’s story but she does play an important one! MJ’s the sprinkles to Gale’s ice cream. She’d definitely go dance in the rain, and she’d get Gale to join too.
Most Likely to Look Good in a Kilt
Are… you kidding me??? A KILT? Ugh ugh no, just noooo!!!
Okay well, since I’m compelled to answer this..
Horace Allister! Gale’s neighbor in Just Come Home. He grew up in Scotland and speaks a bit of Gaelic, so he’d look as respectable in a kilt as in denim jeans. I actually bet he has a kilt somewhere. XD
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Horace is like Gale’s reluctant uncle :P. He also scolds her in Gaelic, which is funny and confusing at the same time for the poor girl. XD
Most Likely to Get Punched in the Face
Ughhh I already know who this guy is.
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Alex from Mirages. I hate hate hate his stinkin’ guts! He’s so vain, so apathetic to everything, and is the worst to everyone around him. He’d absolutely, without question, be punched. I think Dareine does punch him at one point. 😛
DEATH TO ALEX FOREVER.
Ahem. Moving on.
Most Likely to Drop Everything and Become a Sheep Herder
Finally, a good guy! Jake Darn would probably sign up for a job like this.
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(Yes I’m randomly stealing from Pinterest I’m sorry kay)
   Jake’s a quiet, witty older Darn in Just Come Home who likes both the small town countryside and the bigger cities. He’d be a sheep herder just to avoid Gale and Zeke though. XD

Most Likely to Be Found in the Library

Aha, I have it! Frank G.’s the man. *nods* He is a HUGE bookworm, and his business is part diner, part library.
Diner. always thought it would be fun to work at one of these!! id feel like i was in a movie lol
Gale works for Frank in Just Come Home, and you’ll almost always find him in the library part.
Most Likely to Sleep Through an Earthquake
Oh dear, I know just the person this would fit.
Granny Smith.
Beautiful smile~~~You can see a life well lived and a positive spirit in this woman's face. I'm sure she's had her share of heartaches and disappointments, but she's lived the glass 3/4 full!
Granny Smith, from Just Come Home, would have no problem sleeping through an earthquake because Granny Smith is deaf. 😛 XD She’s everyone’s grandma, and she keeps losing her hearing aids. *shakes head*
Most Likely to Steal Food from Other Peoples’ Plates
Joey Darn, from Just Come Home. How could you?? XD Well, he is seven, so that’s kinda expected. But still. Bad child.

Joey’s Gale’s little brother and gets them both in a lot of trouble. Otherwise, he’s a lot of fun to be around, if you don’t mind the endless stream of questions he asks every waking moment of the day.
Most Likely to Cheat on a Test
*cracks knuckles*
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Bella Worth, from Just Come Home, would be too busy flirting with boys, putting makeup on, or making Gale’s life miserable to study, and she’d cheat and blame whoever was available. But she’d think she could get away without because she’s the mayor’s daughter, and would get respect.

Most Likely to Say “Oops” After Setting Something on Fire

That, people, would be none other than Gale Darn. XD She’d accidentally press something or strike a match then toss it and forget, and would definitely say oops. She’s a clumsy character!
Gale: I AM NOT!!!
Me: *pats her head* Sweet child, you are.
Gale: Hmph.
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Most Likely to Open an Orphanage
Oooh, nice one. This would have to go to Philemon Penner. He’s a boy who’s seen far too much and would want to make sure every child had a home to help them get through like he did.
School was simply too easy for Christopher. He told others this and recieved only strange looks. He did not expect them to understand. He barely did himself. He passed both grade 9 and 10 in his first year of highschool; 11 and 12 the next. When his work was done, he would spend the rest of the class daydreaming of far-off places beyond the bubble of his home. Places that only a genius could dream of.
  Phil is Dareine’s younger brother in Mirages, and has already noticed how different they are from everyone else. And a’course, dreams of a place he’ll belong.
Most Likely to Run off with the Circus
So- Hey! What on earth???-
Hey guys! Zeke Darn here. Jo was just bout to talk about me, but I figured I’d spare her the trouble and talk about myself! 😀
Jo: You’re so self centered. *facepalms*
Ah, no I’m not! I just like to talk about the good things of life.
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And I most definitely would run off with the circus! Like, why not? It’s fun, it’s new, it’s exciting, Gale’s not there…
Gale: EXCUSE ME???
Yikes I better go!
Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Phew, goodbye Zeke.
Ahh, I love it when categories seem to be made for your charrie! Welcome Kate Smith, will ya please?
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Kate is the epitome of sarcastic, witty, sharp tongue. Nothing fazes her, and Kate always has a witty comeback to everything. A zombie apocalypse would have nothing on Kate. She’d probably be up in her attic making snide comments of those “weirdos with a bad sense of fashion” and assure her Granny all they needed was a fresh pot of coffee.
Most Likely to Fake Their Own Death
Dareine. Like, without a doubt this would be Dareine Penner, protag of Mirages, training in Illid’s toughest program, she would fake her own death. Mostly because she’ll be on the run a lot.

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Most Likely to Die and Haunt Their Friends

And last but under no circumstances least, the most likely to die and haunt their friends would be Solidan Lostson. Well, he doesn’t have much friends, but he can bug Dareine and Phil in Mirages if he became a ghost. Poor guy though, death would one be one of his many problems.
-Myst* Near the end of the book < in my story, something like this is at the beginning of the story.
This is like an older Solidan, though. But yes. That is him, under restraints, poor guy.
Okay, well, this was long. Hope you enjoyed that ultra long list of characters. Have a good day! 🙂

I’ve Been Tagged! The Get To Know You Tag

 I guess I better start running faster, hm? xD Hi, y’all, and happy Saturday!

 As you can see, I’ve been tagged.

Rules:
Link back to the person who created the tag: Savannah
Thank the person that tagged you: Anna & Pearl
Share the tag graphic below: well, above, but hey, it’s there!
Tag 11 other bloggers: *squints at this* Maybe.

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Appearances…
Names: Jo
Nicknames: Okay, well guess what? Jo IS my nickname. 😛 I have also been called Jo-Jo, Jin-Jin, Joey, GoJo (*glares at Tess and Madi*) and Jonah. Don’t ask. Oh, and according to a 4 year old, I can’t be Elsa, so I’m Anna. *shrugs*

Hair Color and Length:
Darkish brown hair that glints mahogany and reaches my back. Kinda.

Eye Color: A decidedly brown shade, but I like to think the edges are tinged with grey.

Braces/Piercings/Tattoos: Nope, nada, none.
Righty or Lefty: Both, actually. Mostly lefty, though.
Ethnicity: Primarily Filipino, but there’s more than that, I’m sure. 😀

First…
Novel Written:
My first novel written would be Just Come Home, which has been given so many other names in the past it’s no use to keep track of em all.

Novel Completed: Er, not even close. I’m hoping to finish this year.
Award for Writing: I won tenth place in a poetry contest, but let’s be honest, that’s nothing.

Publication: Nothing so far.
Conference: Nadda, nothing, nope!
Query/Pitch: 😉 Wouldn’t you like to know..

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Favorites…
Novel (That You Wrote): How dast you make me choose!! Maybe.. uh…Mirages, probably. 😛
Genre: Hm, I like historical fiction (like Tom Sawyer) and real life (The Mother Daughter Book Club) But I love em all, it’s hard to pick!

Authors: Ahh, okay, the classics. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, Lucy Maude Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Phil Lollar, Kathy Buchanan, and a bunch more. XD

Writing Music:
Most anything The Piano Guys, Simply Three, One Voice Children’s Choir, and movie soundtracks/songs.
Time to Write:
Anytime is a time to write! Like, whenever and where ever. 😛
Writing Snack/Drink:
Bacon crumbles, ice cream, brownies, anything that’s good. XD Ooh, I like slushies while I work.
Movie:
*rubs hands evilly* The Greatest Showman, Brave, Lord Of The Rings, The Avengers, and Warhorse. MA HEART!! Oh, and Dunkirk. The list can go on and on.
Writing Memory:
I remember first writing a story I have long forgotten the name of about a girl who lives on the streets, tossing the paper away, and my sister finding it, reading it, and telling me for a 7 year old, it was good. 😀
Childhood Books: Abeka Book Readers, Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, and A Series Of Unfortunate Events.

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Currently Reading:
Geography 9, Excursions In Literature, North! Or Be Eaten, K.M Weiland’s stuff, and The Rose And The Balloon
Writing:
XD XD Just Come Home; Donut Trees, a short story I’m hoping to submit to a local magazine, Skirt Girl & The Hockey Rink, and some fanfiction. 😛

Listening to:

   The Piano Guys, Symphony by Clean Bandit, Something Just Like This by Iforgotwhobutthankyou :P, Tell Me Again by Skye Peterson, and Well Done by The Afters (YES THEY RELEASED A NEW SINGLE EEEP!)

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my wonderful desk… that I never write on. 😛

Future…
Want to be published?
100 % YES! I’m waiting, and praying, and working toward that.

Indie or Traditional?
Er, Indie for the most part, but I’d be totally fine with traditional.

Wildest goal?

Ohhh boy, you wanna go there? Okay then. I want to publish a book, travel North America cross country with all my earthly possessions in a pickup truck, go to California and see of Adventures In Odyssey need a voice actor, then go to Colorado and see if AIO needs a writer, then visit all my blogger friends and go to Bible Bee.

 There.

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Now… on who shall I bestow the honor of doing this tag?

Tess @ Steeplechase

Emmie @ Write Away

 Yay! Two! Okay, me done. Me go write. Goodbye.

Actually, no I’m not! XD Keep an eye out for some upcoming things… I’d tell you now, but I’ll be mean and keep my fingers from typing more. 😉

 

 

 

Autobiographical Information And Timbits (Or was it tidbits??)

Good day, all y’alls. XD I’ve always wondered how that sounds. How’s everyone today?

Anyhoo, we’re talking today about- please tell me you’ve read the title. Ok, good. Cause I’ve been tagged for the 25 Weird and Random Facts About You, by Starling!

Uh, basically I’m gonna tell you about myself some more, which might be helpful if I was a Baudelaire, and Lemony Snicket needed information, or a centaur and C.S. Lewis needed the research, or a person of interest and the NSA was after me. But, since I am neither of those things, this isn’t as helpful. Unless you need a good laugh. Then you’ve come to the right place.

*coughs* *clears throat* *begins*

Jo is an aspiring writer, blogger, photographer, violinist, and professional dreamer and/or multitasker. She has been known to ram into couches, or to do handstands in random places of her house, not to mention hiding Timbits from landscapers. 😉 Besides from this, she will eat dark chocolate in the middle of the night, scroll on Pinterest for hours, and leave her earphones in her ears for hours, if it can get people to leave her alone. Consequently, if anyone takes off her earphones to talk to her, she will instantly unfriend them in real life. You have been warned.

Currently, she is happily enjoying the rewards of finishing Camp NaNo, learning a new tune on the violin, and climbing trees at Niagara-On-The-Lake. In addition, failing the practice test. These, besides watching lighting, have kept this person quite occupied. 

    If wishing to contact Jo, go ahead and comment on her blog-it will make her day! If wishing to spam Jo, be warned- she will delete your comments and block you and karate chop you once she tracks you down. (Well, maybe not that severe.) She may be too busy squealing about the latest album of Adventures in Odyssey, willing the Mets to win, taking random pictures of her siblings, searching up sign language, eating pickles, or skating, but she’ll answer you. 

Maybe. 

*sniffs* I really liked that. One of my good pieces of writing.  Anyway, the next one happens to be the Liebster Award, which Liberty tagged me for. 🙂 Thanks! I don’t normally do this many, but these questions look like fun.

1. What’s your favorite movie?

  ..oh boy, this is a hard one. I grew up watching the Lord Of The Rings and The Chronicles Of Narnia, and How To Train Your Dragon, and Brave, so.. any one of those.

2. What is the name of your favorite  character (one you wrote or one you’ve read)

       For the read, it would have to be.. Bumps, from Jill’s Red Bag. XD That book is an ancient, kiddy read, but it’s actually really good. And Bumps “isht so adowable.” And Leeli Wingfeather. *nods* 

     😛 For the written character * rubs hands evilly* Dareine Penner, from Mirages, which I’m still working on. She’s… really hardcore cool. I mean, how many 14 year old can hack computers, train in the martial arts, and escape from prison?

O_O I’m not saying you should try that. At all.

Uh, move along.

3. If you could bring one character to life(from something you’ve written or you’ve read) which one would you?

Dareine. Just cause. Or Leeli. 

4. Have you read C.S Lewis’s Narnia series? What did you think?

Yep, twice! I love his writing, it’s inspired me to write too. 🙂

5. Do you listen to music a lot?

*chuckles* A lot? More like every day. 

6. How many siblings do you have?

A bother, another bother, and a bot- oh.. hehehe. I forgot the “r”. Brothers. And a sister. I have a lot of siblings.

7. What do you think of penguins?

They were my favorite animal growing up, and I think they do tolerable. 

8. What’s your favorite animal?

^Read the last question! Or dogs. Dogs are great. 

9. Have you ever published a book?

Nope, but I’d like to!

10. What was the last word you said?

To. XD (Well, this is random..)

11. Do you have any pets? If so how many?

Nope! I once had a caterpillar, but my mother made my throw him away. And I once claimed a squirrel as a pet and called him Blackie, but I couldn’t tell him apart from the other squirrels. 

 

Wow. That’s a long post. If you survived that, you must be very patient. *hands you box of Timbits as a reward* *takes the chocolate ones*  *slowly backs away*

 

I’ve Been Tagged!

IHey everyone! Greetings and Salutations!

Your favorite, quirky amateur photographer has been tagged! By a lot of people. I’m really sorry I wasn’t able to do all of them in separate posts, but HARPs is finished so I can take my time with the tags.

I better start hustling, then.

First up we have The 3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag, which the great Liz tagged me for.

 

RULES:

1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thanks Liz!
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day, can be a super short post).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

See the source image

The Wingfeather Saga

 

Hallelujah To The King of Kings!!

And I’ll just drop by and add another one that’s been on my mind for a while.

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Nominee’s:

Gracie

Emmie

Enni

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Gaby, over at quaint and darling, nominated me for the Aesthetic Tag.

Disclaimer: Just because the quotes are here doesn’t mean I support them, ok? Some things may sound good, but when you really think about it, it’s wrong or just fluff. So, please keep that in mind, kay? 🙂

The characters:

Tiana

Tiana ( The Princess & The Frog)

Black Widow

Black Widow (Marvel Avengers)

The Incredibles

The Incredibles (Pixar)

 

Voila! Le aesthetics! Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for reading! Man, that was short.

An Update

Hey y’all! How are you this lovely day?

I know I haven’t had much of a schedule, but then again, this is a random post from a random blog. Schedules are not too well followed here. As you well know, we received the shock of our lives yesterday and spent a good hour pretty shaken up, so we must try to recover! We must.. somehow.

Anyway, I think I have just the thing!

Which is.. yeah, just an update.

One of those updates is….

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After a long time of waiting, saving, researching, evaluating, and some more waiting, I got a DSLR!!!!!!

It’s a HUGE step up from our old point and shoot camera, and works beautifully! Come have a lookee at some of the pictures!!

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The DLSR I got was a Nikon, and for someone who loves photography but has zero knowledge of the terms and clinical sounding stuff, it’s so easy to use! I do confess though, that most of what I know to do is on ‘Guide Mode”.  I’m getting there!

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These were taken with the special effects on the DSLR. They’re so good I didn’t need to edit!

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I should probably explain the shell thingy. (That can’t be what it’s called!) I was given that on my trip to Texas, and apparently, it’s a real shell! It’s especially handy for carrying around gum and candy on the go. 😉

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Also really random thought, has anyone noticed how much time we spend online? I know, I’m one to talk, but we probably shouldn’t spend so much time on our screens as we do. Pinterest especially is a time killer! Useful, but still a time killer. We probably skip out on family, homework, and even sadly, our time with God, and that should not be.

Am I saying we should never use an electronic device again? Never log into WordPress? Never- gasp! – Check AIO wiki??

NO!!!! What if you’re an online student?!? Or a writer or run a business blog? You have to use the internet! Pay attention!

It’s about balance. If you’re spending too much time online, get offline.

I guess what I’m trying to say is: get of your screens and go spend time outside in the fresh air! I.E. REAL LIFE!!

Trust me, you’ll enjoy the change of scenery! Now, to write for Camp NaNo outside, that we should do too.

And if you find that you’re skipping out on reading God’s Word, you need to get back to His Word.

No questions.

Blog or no blog.

That should be your priority.

That should be my priority. God must come first before anything else, especially before the internet. Because really? You won’t die if there is no internet.  😉

Rant’s done!

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Since this is a Scribble Scrabble, I guess it would be alright to do a tag or two.  Brad nominated me for the Favorite Childhood Movies Tag. This should be interesting.

My Favorite Childhood Movies (in no particular order)

#1 – How To Train Your Dragon

I love this series a LOT! This is one of the few instances where I truly believe that the movie is better than the book. Come on, Vikings, dragons, adventure, inventions?! Are you not excited yet?

Also, if you know what I’m talking about, spoilers for the third movie: apparently there is a white Night Fury, the bad guy from the second movie is coming back, and Hiccup gets dramatically older. I can’t wait for this!

#2 – To Kill A Mockingbird

Ok, this is another of those rare instances where the movie almost equaled the book. I first watched it when I was.. 8? and I still watch it now. It’s a hard hitting movie that makes you stop and think- and so it should.

 

#3 – The Chronicles Of Narnia

No surprise here. I love Narnia! When I was little, one of the things we’d do on Friday nights was watch Narnia. We’d boo whenever Edmund came on (before he turned good, of course), cheer for Aslan, and just full on hated the White Witch. I remember wanting to be Lucy at one point. Needless to say Eustace was pitiful when we first met him.

#4 – Brave

This is definitely in my list of favorite movies. While I don’t agree that we should find out our fate (or whatever it was) or try to change fate by *coughs forcefully* witches, I do love the adventure, plot, the parent- and- child- coming- to- listen- to -each- other arc, and the fact that Merida can scale a mountain, go fishing, fight a bear, and win an archery tournament in a dress.  Goals! Plus, Scotland got on my list of places to see.

#5 – Sound Of Music

Hands down, one of the best movies and one of my most favorite childhood movies. I could sing to almost  every song in there. This was one of the best originals, and go watch it. That’s all I have to say.

 

And here I tag….. ugh.. the names don’t come to mind, I’m afraid. You’re welcome to do the tag if you want to!

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NEWS!!

From around the blogsphere:

-The lovely gals known as Allison, Megan, K.A, and Clara are holding The Summer Bored Games, daily challenges to make sure you will not get bored this summer! Go check it out!

– And if you want to do daring things from July to September, then please head over to Lil Miss Country, where Charlie is holding a special games as well, The Thrill Games!

– This may be the last but it’s in no way the least! Ariana from Ariana’s Flying Life has got up a contest with Christina, Liz, and Rhiana playfully dubbed R.A.T.C. What does it mean? Do you have a clue? Go check it out and take a look through!

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I could go on, but this show gotta end sometime! Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at life through these (updated) lens!

Thanks for reading!

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Scrolling Through The Pictures + A Goodbye.

Hey y’all! Happy Sunday! Greeting and salutations! I hope you’re all well.

As a farewell, because I’ll not be posting for the rest of the week (unless I have a brilliant idea) I have gotten my pictures for you and I’ll be saying adieu. This shall pretty much have me wander through various topics of discussion, so as an automatic warning, brace yourself!

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“We were picking out notes and learning the parts
To different radios we were singing along
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And now til next week, this probably shall be my last post because of school, life, and some NaNo preparation. I’ll still read all your latest posts and comment!

And now the collective sigh of relief at the fact that my random self shall not clutter your Reader with my posts should be going up anytime now. Yes, you can breathe and relax, knowing that I won’t be around to make you scroll through dozens of pictures of books or skies or flowers- you know the rest.

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But if you find that you miss the randomness of reading about life through these lens, rest assured: I shall return! With more pictures of actually interesting things, more stories, and more slightly fascinating things! So stop by once in a while, will ya?

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For some reason I thought this was interesting. I turned my camera upside down and came up with this…. very strange picture. 

 

Starling nominated me for the Awesome Blogger Award, so I shall do that as part of my goodbye post! Thanks, Starling!

 

The Awesome Blogger award was originally created by Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala. This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

Questions:

1) How long have you been blogging for? (feel free to be specific right down to the minutes and seconds if you like! XD)

I’ve been blogging since February, so almost 4 months!

 

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2) What are some of your favourite YouTube Channels?

Um.. I like AndrewPetersonVEVO, Adventures In Editing, and some more that I forgot the name of. XD

 

 

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3) What time is it now?

8:38 PM.

 

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4) Cats or dogs?

Dogs!

 

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5) Who was your most recent follower?

Um… *checks stats* Emily, at Em In The Sun. Go check out her blog!

 

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6) How many blogs are you currently following?

8, but I check a lot of blogs frequently!

 

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7) What is one thing you MUST do everyday? (besides eating, drinking, bathing, etc.)

 

Read my Bible. That’s important to me. 

 

 

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8) What makes you unique?

A lot of things! *grins cheekily*

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WHAT IS THIS BRIGHT LIGHT??

9) How often do you floss?

Uh, when I remember? That works, right?

 

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10) What is your favourite subject?

I have more than one favorite! Science, history, and grammar (cause of all the writing projects.)

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And… sadly… I have no nominations… *sobs* but, if you want to do this tag, go right ahead! And you can answer the questions I answered.

Yes, I’m being rather lazy today… XD I hope you enjoyed reading all those answers!

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News! News! New News!

Lydia is holding a writing contest after how well her photography contest went! Go check it out!

And if you would like to win scrapbook paper and washi tape, Hannah is holding a great giveaway in celebration of 400 followers!

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This post is dedicated to my great family, who rallied together to help me mash a whole bag’s worth of potatoes, and to my sister, who stayed to the end and cheered me up when I wanted to drop from tiredness. I love you all so much!

Today is my last day to post for HARPs, Starling’s competitive and fun contest! Thanks, Starling, I’ve had a blast trying to earn points! I’m going to miss the competition, but I’m glad that I was able to join!

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The Last Points Calculator

  1.  (3 points per post related to the HARPs Contest) -3 points
  2.  (2 points per photo) – 16(2)= 32 points
  3. Completing Little Challenges (2 points) – 4(2)= 8
  4. 43 points!

I hope you’ve had a great Sunday, and will have a great week! Thanks for reading!

Scribble Scrabble The.. 5th? (I have lost count)

Dedicated to Charles, my good friend. 

Greetings and salutations, people! A very merry Friday to all! It’s time for another Scribble Scrabble, in which I do a lot of random things, take a look back, and get tagged. Lots of fun stuff.

Random Thing 1! Beautiful Sunsets

Over the week, I got to take pictures of various gorgeous sunsets. They were all beautiful. You never know the things you’ll see if you just look out your window. That being said, go get off your device and go look out your window! Even better, go outside!!! What is the fresh air for if not to be enjoyed?

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One of my favorite pictures!

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Random Thing 2!

I know I have bored you all to death with endless pictures of my bell pepper plants, but you’ll have to deal with it again, because they grew! My preciouses!!! I need names for them, so please let me know in the comments, ok?

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Anyway, enough of plants..

Random Thing 3! More sky!

So we went for a drive, and I came home with some pictures! Hee hee, it’s pretty automatic that I’ll take at least one picture. We also got a pretty cool thing that I will tell y’all about in another post. XD I’ll let you know, it’s big and so cool!!

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The Domino’s sign of a delivery car. They sure make good pizza.

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Random Thing 4! Lydia is holding a writing contest!

The lovely Lydia, who held the photography contest known by the original name of MOOP, invites all bloggers and writers to join her new contest, known as ITWC. What is this strange acronymated contest?

Go check it out for yourself!

I’d love to join, but the challenge known as Camp NaNo is coming, and I’ve been planning to join that since April. I’m looking forward to it!! In April I was pretty casual with my first story, figuring out the characters as I wrote them in. Which has fun, but I ended up with a mystery that I’m too afraid to write! 😛 So now, I’m doing serious character charts and world building and all that writing stuff (very accurate phrase!) and premise thingys. I think I’m prepared?

Random Thing 5! I got tagged!!

Yep, yours truly got tagged by a lot of people, so I better start getting them all down. One of the tags I was tagged for was the Liebtster Award,  by Clara! Go check her blog out! It’s great!

Ask a family member to describe you in 3 words. What did they say?

Crazy, smart, and short. All of which my brother said I was.

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

To be really honest, I don’t know what’ll happen in 10 months, let alone 10 years! I look forward to seeing what God wants me to do for Him. Um, maybe working, getting a DSLR, and hearing the next albums of AIO. I don’t know! Oh, and serving at church.  I’d love to road trip through all of Canada and the US, but I have no way of knowing if it will be in the next 10 years. 

Can you whistle, snap your fingers, and go cross-eyed all at the same time?

Um, let’s see. I can whistle and snap my fingers at the same time, but not go cross-eyed. How’s does one do that, anyway?

What is an irrational fear that you have?

The dark. I can’t help it, the dark is kinda, very creepy. But I only get scared of the dark when I’m thinking of or up mystery stories. XD

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it?

A girl I take care of at church couldn’t say my name right, and it ended up being Jonah. Yes, Jonah.

Favorite band and favorite song by that band?

Does Andrew Peterson’s band count? Cause that’s my favorite. And I have a lot of favorite songs! His Heart Beats, World Traveler, and Is He Worthy.

Sunny or rainy days? Why?

Both! Sunny, because of sun, and rainy because of the rain. 😛

What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever visited?

Um…I don’t know.. the mall?

Favorite smell?

Apple pie, fried chicken, and a bunch of flowers.

Without looking it up, can you pronounce “Worcestershire” correctly?

Nope. Nuff said.

Do you play any instruments? If not, what instrument would you like to learn?

Yes! The violin, piano, and guitar. Still need lots of practice though.

11 Random Facts-

I like the color blue

I love reading Romans

my first pair of glasses were crushed by a Bible commentary

I once won a contest but got disqualified because I was from Canada

it’s cloudy today

I once hit a bullseye at camp

Also love camping

I joined a writing challenge 3 days before it ended

And pickles are a good snack

No nominees this time, but feel free to do this tag if you want! I tagged you!

And to the good bloggers who tagged me: I haven’t forgotten your nominations! I’ll do your tags for sure!

 

Random Thing 6! Scribble Scrabble presents… A Look Back!

I  like to wander, and I like road trips. I like to take pictures of road trips on road trips. These were from returning home after watching the great eclipse in South Carolina. Enjoy! (Yes, I took all these pictures, in case you were wondering.)

“Well, soon enough I had my way
I saw the world the Lord has made
Mostly from the interstate..” (Andrew Peterson, World Traveler)

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Passin’ through a small town.

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Random Thing 7!

Oh yes! The announcement! I have an announcement! *clears throat* *drumroll*

  THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS………

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Hee hee….. um… actually..

I’m not. XD I’m just being mean and wanted to make you all sad. I am not going on hiatus, but I will be gone all day next Saturday and Sunday and most likely for the rest of my life. *sobs dramatically* I won’t leave y’all forever! Well, I might, but… anyway, so now you know that I will be gone next Saturday. Where will I go?

You can guess!!

And fine folks, that’s all of Scribble Scrabble! So glad you could stop by!

This also happened to be a post for Starling’s Happy And Random Posts Contest. My team is up against some really good bloggers, whom I am happy to compete against!

So..

And point system…

  1.  (3 points per post related to the HARPs Contest)- 3 points
  2.  (2 points per photo)- 30(2)= 60 points
  3. Completing Little Challenges (2 points)- 4(2)= 8 points
  4. 71 points! Hope that helps boost us to victory somewhat!

 

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely weekend!