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I love writing books and working on them. I'm a messy person, yet I love to organize. (Just not my room.)
I love to read, especially Magic Tree House, Boxcar Children, and A to Z Mysteries Super Edition.
I love using Netflix; they have helped me realize how much of a kid I am not and how much of an adult I am not.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

A Great March Ending

As I type now, my mind is reeling with excitement. It should be gone, but it's just so cool. I must say; last weekend has got to be one of the best weekends I've had since Christmas. So what is it that has made 2014 even better?

There was an author meet-up at one of the Panera's here in town. It happened to be in a part of town I don't normally go to. Since I don't have a permit, I had to ask for a ride. I had a blast. I got to learn more on what to do after publishing a book. Getting the word out, using all your sources, and putting your book in the right stores. After the get together, I decided to stay and check out the stores at the mall strip, or whatever it's called.

I saw a store called Camera; though it had three words next to it, I can't remember what they said. I decided to check it out. I figured there might be something that I could buy in the next month or that day. Since I knew my paycheck was pending already. The place seemed to be a general camera store, though it had a lot of stuff - including some light equipment. Remembering I brought my camcorder, I ended getting some help on tripods. As you can imagine, I ended up buying a tripod.
^_^
After I finish The Westing Game on my YouTube channel, my videos are going to be so much better. Mind you, I'll have to figure out a way to turn my AVI footage to something else so the audio won't lag while I'm editing. Something will come up. Perhaps a different camcorder or camera may be better equipment than the one I have. Time will tell.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dreams

Okay, so I tend to hit the snooze button more than twice. And almost every time I do, I end up falling asleep once more. Other times, I just want to finish the dream I'm having.

I'm a daydreamer, see. I think I'm more sensitive when it comes to the area where you're between asleep and awake. You know that part of dreaming, right? That's when, and where, you can control which way, or ways, the dream turns. You could make it bad, good, naughty, frightening, sexual, and so on and so forth.

Today was not one of those daydreams. I actually kept falling asleep. The last time I hit the snooze button, I was determined to get up and awaken. But because it's so freaking cold in my apartment, guess what I do? I fall asleep underneath my warm, cotton/polyester-soft blanket. It seemed each time I fell asleep today, I had a new dream.

I don't know how to explain the last dream, because it was so weird. It seemed to be like an MMORPG game, but it felt so real. I could actually see everything as the character.

Anyways, in one of the other dreams. Markiplier was in it. I kept seeing him gyrating out of a bathroom, but he was doing it wrong. I didn't understand why because I know he knows what the word means. After that, well... let's just say, I got to that first person RPG feel; I've been in that position before. It happens at least five times a year; if not, almost a dozen times. (I think it's because I've been watching YouTube gamers so much.)

Guess which game it was, though? Portal! Not only have I not played it before, but I have watched at least five different people play it - as well as the co-op. And last night, I found out one of Markiplier's best friends - LordMinion777 - has a let's play of it. His other best friend happens to be muyskerm. He is a gamer, but since he's studying to be a lawyer, he can't do anything steady or it interferes with his school work for the first year.

Of course, the dream wasn't of watching him play, since I haven't gotten to that yet. It's me playing it, and to make matters weird, the whole game is in Japanese - with English subtitles - and a custom beginning. Because I know that's not how the game started. xD I wish I could remember all of the details, but as I try to pull the dream back in my mind now, it fades away. That actually happens to me all the time.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Local Film Festival

I really am excited about the film festival my hometown has. It's been part of our society for over ten years now. The number of volunteers increase astronomically every year. I don't know how much we had this year, but I can tell you one thing. I was - am - a volunteer, and have been for five or six years now.

Every year, we use a theme. We don't re-use either of them. This year's theme is Magic Realism. The new merchandise our film fest has is incredible. Almost all of the merch shirts are made recyclables, which is really cool. I do believe we've already run out of scarves (which are sewn together from previous year's merch) and flasks. I knew the flasks were hot by Friday, so I went ahead and bought one.
Tomorrow, the volunteers and higher-ups of the volunteer ladder will get 25% discount on the merchandise. At least, what is left of this year's merch. I tried to do that my first year volunteering, though I should've known better. All the stuff that I liked we had sold out.
Every year, when the festival comes, I have to make sure I saved enough money. I always seem to splurge. This time, I stopped myself from buying any shirts. I did get a poster and keychain. Oh... but I did buy a jacket. Lol. I actually got my work pants in the mail the other day, so I was able to wear one of those yesterday during my last shift.

Of course, there are other things to do besides buy merchandise. You can watch the documentaries. The True/False film festival is all about the documentaries. Hehe, get it? There are music venues, food venues, and a bunch of other stuff.

Today is the last day of the film festival, so there's probably no chance of you to see anything now. >.> Bummer. But I have put pictures and footage of an event up on my personal Facebook. You should check it out.
To be honest, though, you should be checking out the festival's website. Yep. The festival has gotten so big over the years that they created a website. ^_^ Have fun!

 
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