Friday, July 16, 2010

A New Webseries: The Zombie Diaries

Hey reader,

I've decided to work on my acting and what better way for a writer to do so then writing, producing and acting in her own web series? It's pretty emotional (or at least I think it is) because it's about a girl who is turned into a zombie during a zombie epidemic where everyone who is infected and found out is killed.

Here is the link to the first episode. Please comment, rate and subscribe!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Movie Review: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Mrs. Muir's husband died a year ago and now she thinks it is time to move away from her mother and sister-in-law. She rents a cottage near the seaside where everyone thinks the old seaman who lived there commit suicide. Mrs. Muir is determined to stay there no matter if there is a grumpy ghost there. The ghost of the seaman decides to let her stay but soon a newcomer puts a divide between the new friends.
I really enjoyed The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I watched it with my mother so that was really nice and though it seemed a bit slow sometimes it was very enjoyable. As any classic movie set in England, it's sometimes difficult to hear what the characters say because they either talk too fast or talk too quietly. Either way it almost made me cry at a point and the ending was very satisfying.
I'll give The Ghost and Mrs. Muir:
7 1/2 Whiskers!

Monday, June 28, 2010

WARNING: There Will Be Silence

Hey reader,

I just thought that (even though my only readers are my mom and her boyfriend) I should let you guys know that I'm going into the Valley of No Communication. I'm actually going to a ranch in the mountains but same thing as I won't be able to contact the outside world. I'm excited to get down on my writing!

I also got a new Flip camcorder and will be posting clips from my trip when I get back (and have the time since my birthday party is only a week after we get back). The only problem is my Flipshare isn't working but I convert the .mpeg4 videos to .wmv files and edit them on Windows Movie Maker. Does anyone know a better, free, editing system, though that has more features? Please leave a comment.

Okay bye! I'll be back on the 7th!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Funny Gas, Puffy Cheeks and Teeth

Hello reader,

Right now I am in bed, typing with cheeks that remind my mother of her little baby when I was three years old. You may ask: why, Corcey, why are your cheeks so puffy? It is a simple answer: I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday. The horror.

I was feeling actually pretty neat during the extraction. The gas that I kept sucking through my nose made me feel shaky and I think whatever was in that needle they gave me helped, too. They did not put me out like my sister (who got her wisdom teeth out seven years ago) or my mom (who I don't even know how many years ago that was). It was for a better recovery.

Either way, soon the affects of the gas and the needle wore off and I had to take a Vicadin to try to soothe the pain. Getting them out was fun, recovering from it is not so fun.

At least I got to keep the teeth! Yep, I kept the teeth. Hehe.

Well bye for now.
P.S. Do you like my new closing signature?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Book Review: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

Warning: The Reckoning is the 3rd book in a trilogy. You must read The Summoning and The Awakening to understand what is going on.

Chloe lived a normal teenaged life in a film school, that is, until she started seeing ghosts. After seeing another ghost and that resulting in a breakdown, she was sent to live in Lyle House (a home for "troubled teens"). Deemed a schizophrenic, Chloe just wanted to take her meds and be a good girl so they will let her go. Of course that didn't last long after she found out about the real "uniqueness" of her fellow troubled teens.

After being on the run from the Edison Group (the people who ran Lyle House and who wants to kill these genetically inhanced supernaturals), they think they found safety and someone to help find Simon's dad. Although, things are not always as they appear. And will Chloe ever be normal or will she be driven crazy by "the curse of necromancy"?

I absolutely loved the first two books and was anticipating this book for a long time. I'm sorry to say that it disappointed me a bit. I loved how Chloe got with the boy I wanted her to get with but the ending was really loose. It left questions unanswered especially the "will Chloe ever be normal?" question. It made me think, "THAT's the ending? To the WHOLE trilogy?"

It did have quite a few good merits though, and I liked how you could see improvement in the characters, especially Tori and Derek. I really enjoyed the book and it left me laughing a lot out of my weird sense of humor. I loved the supernatural scenes (especially with Derek's wolfy-ness).

All in all if you can handle it not having much of a complete ending, I would recommend this trilogy. The writing is addicting and so is the storyline.

I'd give The Reckoning:

7 Whiskers!
I'd give the trilogy as a whole:
8 Whiskers!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I Have a School to Go to Next Year

Hey reader,

I'm not sure if I mentioned this or not, but I'm currently on summer vacation and was unsure about what school I was going to next semester. I was either staying at independent study or (with the grace of whatever goddess is out there) get accepted into Middle College. And I just got a letter from the principal of Middle College saying that I'm in!

Just thought I would share that for those who would like to share in my joy. Maybe I'll actually be able to make friends this time.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Summer To-Do List

Hey reader,

Remember when you were in elementary and middle school and the minute that last bell rang at the end of the school year and you would jump up and down yelling "FREEDOM!"? It's my first day of summer vacation and I have an assignment!

It's a summer assignment to read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Of course, if I do get into Middle College High then I won't have to do it, but I highly doubt I'll be getting into Middle College. I applied late and they have a waiting list many pages long...

I have decided to create a summer to-do list and I will add to it as I go along with the summer. I like making lists so I figured it would be good to do this.

So without further ado, here is the list:

The Summer To-Do List
  • Clean room
  • Move writing "desk" in room
  • Organize room
  • Finish planning the Green-Blooded Myths Series
  • Start Driver's Ed.
  • Plan Zombie book
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Watch the season premiere of Psych
  • 16th birthday tea party