Monday, December 9, 2013

Once Upon A Time.....and Medusa

WARNING: Spoilers for last nights (December 8th) OUAT episode. Don't read if you haven't watched it yet (though, really, it's not very bad) and if you haven't seen it, GO CATCH UP!

Okay, so I had a problem with last nights episode. Really, just a detail, but it was a cop out and plot hole to skip it. 

So we have Medusa. Know who she is, look into her eyes, you turn to stone. The only way to reverse it is to kill her. Easy enough there. Charming gets turned to stone, Snow comes up with the idea to use a shield as a mirror, and Medusa is turned to stone, Charming comes back to life. 

My problem is: why did only Charming come back? Technically, so should have Medusa. She killed herself, she turned herself into stone, and therefore, she was a victim, just like Charming. "All victims of Medusa come back to life if she is killed". 

Now, maybe you're saying that your not actually dead when you are turned to stone? If that is the case, then why did Charming come back to life at all if Medusa wasn't dead?

It's something that's bothering my head. Of course, that is how she is defeated in the original myth, but I'm pretty sure that her head is then cut off. 

So I guess the main thing is, I wished there had been a shot of Medusa coming back to life. Or maybe them cutting off her head to be sure. 

What's in your guys heads?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

So NaNoWriMo started...



...And these are my first 1,667 words. And yeas, that' smeans you don't get the end o what she says. Sorry ;) Also, no, I ddn't bother to clean up my spelling for this. Because it's nanowrimo,a dn who cares about spelling anf grammer. at least you didn't get my plotting in this section :D


Nanowrimo 2013: Basic Idenitfication


Chapter I: the missing P.I.

It was not the first time Janiya [Lambert] had been followed. The crows, for one, aslways seemed to be following her. She couldn’t fo anything out of their sight. No, this was th efirrst time she4’d bren followed by humans. Normally, thye weren’t hired, it wazs muc to dangerous for the fragility of their lives. Though these had been doing pretty good so far. They had’t gotten lost, eaten, burned, or even caught. Of course, they weren’t really following Janiya, so it was nowhere near a s dangerous.
Janiy sat back in her chair, staring at the multiple screens surrounding her, filled with images of the Here humans dressed like 50’t detectives, following her double. She retyed her ponytail, smiling at the ridiculousness of it. 50’S detectives? It was like they were at a party. They were supposed to be profesionals, and yet they were slinking behind ‘Janiya” in trench coats, fedora’s, and aviators. Janiya tapped a command into the keyboard on her armrest, and the screen to her left went blue, computer code running in white across the screen. She squinted at it for a moment, then typed a few more keys,. The figure on the sreen stopped suddenly, and turned into a shop. Janiya smiled, watching as the trio of ‘p.i.’s’ followed her double.
At 5”9’, shoulder length dirty blonde hair, brown eyes and a oval face, Cristian Olsen had been the perfect choice as a double. All she needed was to dye the last two inches of her hair a neoon colours (currently blue) and she was the spitting image. As she hailed from the same world as Janiya, teaching her how to act, what to do, or where to frequent was no hard task. And it seemed to have fooled everyone it needed to fool.
Janiya scratched her nose and reached for her root beer on the sidebar. She took a sip as a voice came through some speackers, swallowing quickly and plugging her headset in one-handed, setting the coke down.
“They are still following. Why this shop?”
Janiya pressed a button on the keyboard.
“Well duh they’re still following. Ah, it was close. Also, how many people would follow us into a wolf bar?” Janiya typed out a series of commands on the keyboard, bringing up the bars CTV feeds. Cristian was making her way to the bar, the trio taking a table, trying not to look as though they were watching her.
“The wolves are nice. If you’re nice.’
Janiya chuyckled at Cristian’s tone.“Don’t sound so resigned. I’m sure Adrian will come to his senses soon.”
“A fireockle cotcktale please,’ said Cristian, and Janiya watched her as she ordered the drink.
“Or he’ll convert you,” said janiya, waiting for the moment when Cristian had first taken a sip of her drink. Coughing and chocking came through the headset, and she took the headphones off until the coughing fit supsided.
“Fuck you,’ said Cristian under her breath.
Janiya laughed. “Thanks. Now, uit talking to me so much, you’ll either look half mad or like your talking to a bugger.” She navigated through the different feeds from the bar, finally settling on one that showed the three P.I.’s clearly. They were talking with eachother, and they wave away the watress when she came oer to their table.
“Oh, yeah, real descreet guys,” muttered Janiya under her breath. She typed out a messege to Cristian: theres a back door, to your left. Alley, then boatyard. Lose them.
She hit send, and then took another sip of root beer, pulling her headset down around her neck. Onscreen, Cristian finished her drink, and started to make her way through the crowded dance floor. The P.I.’s got up, and followed her. Janiya pulled up the alley nehind the bars CTV footage on a nother scrrenn, watching Cristian appear, stepping around the puddles of oil and water. She disappeared from view, and janiya waited for the P. I.’s. They appeared, splashing their way down the allyey. Janiya replaced the wolves bar secutiy cameras with an empty boatyard, small waves splashing up aginst the boats. The detectives disappeared from view, and after a moment, Cristian appeared on the boatyard camera, walking quickluy, hands dug into her coat puckets.
“I don’t envy you right now, it must be freezing,”: she said, hitting a few keys and bringing the walkie-talkies back up. Cristian didn’t answer. “Chris? What’s up?” Janiy hit a few more keys. Nothing happened. “That’s odd.” Janiya frowned, sitting up and opening up the code again, typing frantically, but the coms weren’t working. Cristiina was getting gclose and closer to the camera. It wa the only camera in the entire yard, and it was placed at a a rather stupid level. It was meant to make sure no one stole any of tehthing from the booths during the day when the market was gong on, and so or janiays surveying prpsoed, it was nearly useless. Nw Janiya could only see Cristians legs; she was standing right next to the camera. She shifted to the left, and Janiya could see two more pairs of legs behind her, covered by trench coats. Two.
Janiya squinted, blowing up the picture. Yes, it was definatly two. Then where the hell was the third P.I.? She checked the other CTV, but he wasn’t there. She tried the coms again, but nothing, not even static. Cristian and the detecitvs seemed to be talking; at the very least they weren’t moving nearer or farther away from each other. Janiya drummed her fingers on the keyboard, trying to think wha could be happening. Her eyes widened.
“No way,’ she breathed, stting up and searching through a different code this time, totally different from before. “You son of a bitch,”  she said, spotting and pausing the code. The code looked garbled, because that was exactly what had happened. Someone had hacked into her server, and garbled it, effectively cutting her off from her double.
{it was the missing pi..or was it. Still doesn’t explain where the hell he went, and they dint’ seem wuite s expert. She can’t change, but can only wiat for the scen to unfolde, Cristian, leaves,a dn the detecives leave. Wtf}
Janiya let out a fraustrated sound, but she  coul only sit back and watch. “What is so interesting that you didin’t lose hem?” shew wondered aloud, but thre was noeone to asnwere her. She tapped on the keyboard, bringing up feeds form cameras all around the bar, and te boartyard, but the other P. I. wasn’t there. Where was he? He couldn’t have hacked inot her, could he/ But if so, where did he do it from? Janiya set a trace going on from where the hacker was from. She’d find the bastard. And still Cristian was talking to the detectives. They didn’t have guns on her, Janiya could see their hands still in their pockets. A screen to her right lit up bright green; the results from her trace. Janiya sat up, fingers splayed on keyboard. Her face, green form the monitor, showed shock. “What in the-?”

~X~x~X~

Cristian typed a code inot a small pad, and pushed te door open, slipping in quickly so as to not let light out. She shut it seculy behind her, and then let her coat drop from her shoulders and fall to the floor, kicking it to the side o the small room she was in, towards the rack for hanging coats. She cracked her neck, walkiing through the doorway ahead of her and into a big room, one half of which was computer momnitors, most showing something or the other; very few completely black.
“Hey,” called Janiya, looking over her shoulder for a moment before returning to a screen in ffront of her.
“Fucking hey. Where the fuck di you go? And in that situtation!” spat out Cristian, pulling her tiny spherephone out of her ear, an peeling way the wires, which shimmered for a moment between her skin colour and then turned black.
“what situtation? I couldn’t hear anything,’ said Janiya, typing like mad.
“What do you mean, you couldn’t’ hear anything? You heard me fine in the fucking bar,” said Cristian, unhooking the wire from the bak of her neck, and unclipping the microphone off of her bra strap.
“Someone hacked me,” said Janiya through her teeth. Cristian looked at her in surprise. “Stop looking at me like that,” siad  Janiya without turning her head.
“Like what?” said Cristian, dropping her wire onto a table between the two couches in the center of the room.
“Just, don’t be so surprised, there are smarter people then I out there,” Said Janiya, reading scrolling code.
“Never thought I’d hear you say that?” said Cristian, coming up behind her to watch the screen with several CTV feeds on it.
‘I’ glad I’ve cheered you up,” said Janiya.
“Oh, I’m still pretty fucking pissed off,” said Cristian, pointing to one of the feeds. “What’s that?”
Janiya brought it up to fill the entire screen. “Where?” she asked. “This?” She magnified one corner o the screen, a mostly in shadow empty street. “yeah, look, there’s someone,’ siad Cristian. Woever or whatever the person was, it wasn’t moving. “Stupid place to take a nap,” said Cristian.
“Speaking of which,” said Janiya, “What happened to the third p.i.? did he go and take a nap?” Cristian looked at her in surprise. “What are you talking about? He was tsanding right there the entire time.”
“No he wasn’t,” said Janiya. “He just disapeared between the alley and the boatyard, right aroudn the time I lost ocntact with you.”
“he was standing right in front of me,” said Cristian. ‘look bring up the CTV if you don’t bleive.’
“But I was watchign the CTV. He wasn’t there. How could you see him, but not me?” mused Janiya. She rbrought up the video eed, rewinding to twenty minuttes ago. “But that’s not fucking--

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Let me know what you guys think.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring is here



And so are the winds. It has been windy lately!  And it’s break month for the HPKCHC group…. Which of course means that I cast on as many things as possible as soon as possible.::rolls eyes::
I’m taking part in a KAL with some fellow Whovians


It’s the Bigger On The Inside Shawl , and it’s awesome. I’ve finished the lace, and for the TARDIS section, where normally you would just knit 12 TARDI across the shawl, I am knitting two TARDI, one at either end, with 10 Daleks on the inside of them. It’s gonna be awesome. I haven’t been working on it lately because I’m reading three charts currently, and that’s hard to concentrate on if, say, you take them to town.
I’ve also finally, actually, really truly cast on the socks for my dance teacher! 

They are coming along, and god are they gorgeous! It took me a while to find the perfect yarn (for some reason, when I originally thought of making socks for Ms. Amber, (a year ago I might add), I had fixed in my mind a grey, lilac, with some darker purple mixed in yarn. I finally found it at the Taos Wool Festival last October. I’m actually sort of amazed that I did). Then I couldn’t find the right pattern. But finally I did (I’m being super picky with these socks). I’m using Georgia on my mind, a pattern by one of the Knit Girllls. I’m aiming to get the socks done soon, as our performance is just in three weeks!!!!
I have been wanting to make a sweater a lot lately, but I didn’t have the yarn. So instead, I’m making a vest.

The pattern’s called Paprika, and it’s not a released pattern yet. I’m test knitting it, and I’m loving it. I really like vests, and I love the way the stripes are coming out (my design modification, as I didn’t think I would have enough yarn. I will, but I think the dark yarn looks nice with the lighter yarn.) I’m nearly done with that as well! I need to knit the back lace, and then the two fronts (the vest is knit as one piece, and then split, to knit the fronts and back separately). I’d already knit the left front, but I got a revised copy of the pattern this morning. Apparently, the shaping for the fronts were reversed in the pattern, so I’ll have to re-knit it. I don’t’ mind, it’s only about 5 inches.
I’m also knitting an iPod cozy for my best friend.
On to my spinning! I went to a wool festival Saturday, and brought home some glorious fiber.

Enchanted by Greenwood Fiber Works, (4 oz 80% superwash merino 20% nylon)
I haven’t started spinning that yet, though I want to. I’m still figuring out spinning, and I’m still trying different ply’s. What I am spinning is a couple things.


(superwash flower bundle)
I got it at the Wool Festival last October, at the silent auction. I had quite forgotten about it.

I’m Navajo spinning it, and at first I thought it might not all fit on the spindle (not really sure how I thought that, there’s so little). So as I spun I would take half of the color, and put it aside, because I really didn’t want to get halfway or almost to the end and then have to start a new skein. Now I’m thinking it will all fit, and so I’m going to go backwards, from purple to blue to green all over again.




 I’m also spinning some white yarn, that I’m working on the second single for. I think it’s going to be a 2-ply.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Homeschool Talent Show

Today is the Taos Homeschool Mob's talent show.... We had four acts! (We may all be a bit shy). My best friend Brian SUV a song as the first act, then three brothers, Noah, Marcus and Benjamin who did a hip-hop act, then I I recited a poem, then my best friend Harlo played something on her keyboard.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Saint Patricks Day!!

Welcome to the land of green and leprechauns! Aside from that cheesy greeting, I hope you all managed to avoid getting pinched today. I slept in a shirt with green letters on it last night (I had a BFF over for a sleepover)... And yes, you guessed right! I am still wearing it. After saying goodbye to Madrone, I edited together something that we filmed while she was here Saturday, a dance montag-y thing. (Oh, also, about the fact that my video didn't go up Friday..... I lost the Internet for a moment, so I have to re-upload it Tuesday).

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lots if crafts

Hey guys! So I have been very creative today. I filmed a YouTube video (which is on it's fifth hour of uploading -could it be any slower?).

I also made a box to put the hexipuffs I knit in! This is nice because then I can just toss them in, instead of figuring out where to put them all that I will remember.

I've also been trying to figure out something to make out of soda cans... So today I did a search, and found a few cool things. Such as this ashtray, which is so simple to make, even though I'm so against smoking that I don't know why I made it.... If you turn it around, it could be a flower though :)

I also made some earrings, my favorite being the small round ones with the little moon. On the other side it's green, so perfect for Saint Patricks day this Sunday! I also made some other earrings.....

This is a bit of a pic heavy piece, and I'm sorry that its all bunched together at the end, but that's what happens when I blog on my iPod. I'll see you tomorrow!!!













Mourning

Hello everyone! I am in mourning :( I just watched episode 5 of season three of Downton Abbey.... I can't believe they killed her off! I just cant believe it! To the people who watch, you know what I'm talking about, and I won't spoil it for the people who haven't started yet. But the actin is amazing, as usual. Just gorgeous. (Also, *Thomas*! Oh Thomas, poor Thomas, he really is such a tragic character, I mean, come on).

I thought I should also show you my snood :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Snood

Wow, so much for that. Day three and I already forgot to blog yesterday. Well, I'm starting up again, and I will continue and do this! I can easily do it, if I put effort into it. (That is often the problem).

Well anyway, do you want to see what I'm knitting? It's a snood, which is an old-timey thing women used to wear over their hair. I'm making mine purple with some blue-purple beads I've had for a while.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines day!

How are you guys? Having a good day? Made anything? Kissed anybody? ;)

I've had a good day so far. I dressed up, even though I'm just at home today, I filmed a video which is uploading to YouTube as i write this....
I want to make something, not sure what though. I might just knit on these mitts I'm making for a design contest. They are grey and TARDIS blue (I wanted more of a aqua, but didn't have any), with a diamond pattern. I'm making them for a design contest.

I also just watched the Doctor Who episode Blink, and knitted this because of that. I also slept underneath my covers that night, and the statues in town yesterday freaked me out. i love it!

My mom just got home, and my new issue of Interweave Knits was with her!! I will be reading that! I love the stories at the back of every issue, and looking at the patterns and reading the articles. It's the best knitting magazine i have found so far, that I really enjoy.


So, this Valentines day I am single. That's fine for me. I'm just going to enjoy this day, and wish my friends and family a good day, adn tell people I love them.


So what are you doing today?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

a lot of pictures


So I finished the shawl.....and took a lot of pretty photos.....and never posted them. So here they are.








So there's the shawl....and here's the mitts for my best friend. I can tell you now, because I mailed it off :)

 Also a black ghost that i finally finished. I had kntted it, but never sewed it together at Hallowe'en.
 armwarmers that I finished :)


I've been dancing a lot, and we got to try on our costumes for our performance in may!! also, here are a few pics i took of a friend of mine....she is beautiful, as a dancer, and a person. :)




Friday, January 18, 2013

Socks Shawls Mitts: Here's my knitting!

So long time no see. How have you guys been? Sorry I haven't blogged in a while.....Yeah, i don't have much of an excuse other then the usual PROCRASTINATION. So yeah.

I've been knitting a lot! I've finished stuff, started stuff (mainly started stuff).
But I did finish something! My sisters socks! I had promised my sister (and mom and brother - we'll not go into that now) socks....last Christmas. As in 2011. And I finished it January 2013. Oh well, they are done, and that's what's important. They are also the socks that gave me a hatred of bobbles.


 Yeah, never going to knit bobbles again if i can help it.

I also started a shawl!!! Pretty no? I'm hoping I'll have enough yarn, I'm using some wool, and then some acrylic, but i only had one ball of the wool, and off the acrylic, three balls of unknown yardage. It's not that they are mystery balls (well they are I guess) it's that the labels do not carry that information. Why? is all i ask. WHY?!?


Anyway, it's coming along well, really simple Stockinette stitch increase rows, and then there is a pretty lace border that I should be coming to soon. It's more of a shawlette really, but it is lovely so far! I really like how the different yarns, even though somehow they are the same exact color, just the different materials make stripes.


I'm also working on some arm-warmers for my job. I should be casting on some more projects for that soon, and finish these up quickly.


I'm also making some mitts as a present for someone, who I will not name, because they may be reading this. Don't worry, I'll let you know as soon as she has them :)



That's all my knitting. In other news, I've started editing my novel from NaNoWriMo. It's going well so far, I'm really liking it. Also, I'm now on YouTube! It was a bit scary, and even now I'm cringing, but I knew my first video would suck, and that only doing more would make it better.
So if you want to check it out, just click here .

Well, i hope your weekend is wonderful, and i am off to knit and read and do more awesome stuff.

DFTBA

PS - I hope you guys had a wonderful National Do Nothing Day yesterday - i know i did




Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

 Hello. Welcome to the year 2013, which is the year of the snake!!

So, i had a sleepover with my friend Madrone the other day.....and we crafted.

We ended up making a lot of stuff with playing cards.... \

(Note: I only have pictures of my stuff, because I forgot to take pictures of hers...trust me, hers are awesome)
 I made a purse!! I love this purse so much! I am going to be carrying it everywhere!!

I made a clutch as well...... gold inside so you can see, and also, gold is the power color of 2013








I also made a wallet.....very fun, and they look so cool!







And a very nice little notebook.....Madrone found all these tutorials, man is she good!





We also exchanged christmas gifts, and look what she got me!!! I love this ring so much, I haven't taken it off :)



I also started knitting on my sisters socks again, and a class this month with the HPKCHC group, you can turn in WIP's, if they have more then 50 yards to go. I definitely  do.