Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My First Video

     Hey y'all! I am terribly sorry for not posting at a sooner date...school has made it practically impossible for blogging and I am only posting on the weekend now (after this post ;).

So I decided to do my first video. It's me playing the guitar, and I hope you like it! If you all like this video, please let me know if you would like a hair tutorial! 

I know I messed up a bit towards the end, but like I said: I'm not that good! Please comment!!!

<3 Clara 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Part 3

     Here's the next part! So sorry about the wait...I'm really considering not calling it Wednesday's Story anymore! I hope you enjoy it.

Herron left Ira gaping at the three signs hanging in the clearing, and went to stand beside her borderline.
“Ira?” Her head whipped around when she heard her name. “Are you coming? Your world awaits you.” He held his arms out wide and bowed dramatically.
“What- now?” She looked at him as if he had just sprouted another head; and not a very attractive one at that. Herron sighed.  
“What is it now?”
“Is this Tolkien the same one I’m thinking of?” Ira gestured to Tolkien’s sign. “The same one that wrote The Lord of the Rings?”
Herron nodded his head slowly, not knowing why she was asking this.
Ira’s jaw was reaching for the ground. “How did I end up between them?
Herron smiled, now understanding her shock. “I suppose that’s just the way things turned out. Lewis and Tolkien aren’t here right now, though.”
Ira looked deflated. “Why ever not?”
Herron rubbed his chin. “I believe Tolkien took Lewis to his book, The Hobbit. Other authors can come into your book, but only if you invite them. Lewis and Tolkien are always book-hopping together.” 
“So,” Ira started another question and Herron sighed again. “If you have more than one book, they aren’t all in the same place?”
“Right. I believe you are standing by Tolkien’s book, The Children of T`uren. Lewis’s is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Ira felt a chill run down her back. What if one of them asked her to come and visit their books? Ira could think of nothing more thrilling than that. “Do you know when they’ll be back?”
Herron shook his head. “I’m afraid not. They might go from The Hobbit to Great Expectations in a day.”
Ira snorted at the insanity of it all. “Now,” Herron said excitedly, “Would you care to come to your book?” 
Ira suddenly felt nervous. Would her characters like her? What of Lord Xavier? Would she meet him? Would Lady Bryce be as beautiful as she had envisioned? There was only one way to find out. Herron held out his hand to her and she took it. Only…there was one more question she had for her character. “Where are we in the book right now? As in chapters?”
Herron smiled boyishly. “This is the first time you have been here, so you are in Chapter I. If you choose to leave for some reason, the book will stop and then continue when you come back.” Herron’s smile widened. “I can’t wait to find out what adventure it is you’ve planned for me.”
Ira smiled back nervously. She had quite a few doubts about the “adventures” she had planned. After all, when she had written them, she hadn’t expected that she would be experiencing them first-hand. “Ready?” Asked Herron, eyebrows raised.
Author and main character then stepped across the borderline, walking into Chapter I of Ira Fitsgerald’s creation.  

I'll be posting my first hair tutorial tomorrow! At least...I'll try to. Not sure how the video is gonna work.

Until then, happy reading!

<3 Clara

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It'll Have to Wait...

     I'm terribly sorry to tell you that I have not been able to write the next part of Wednesday's Story. Things just simply haven't been going my way. But the reason I have taken the time to post this is that I have some news. I have had it set to where only members of this blog could comment...a big mistake on my part! If there is anyone else who is reading my blog other than my three members, would you please comment now? I would like to know if you like my posts!

I promise I WILL write Wednesday's Story this week!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Matt Cruise and Kate de Vries

     It's time for another Character's and Quotes post! Since I missed last weeks, I've decided to do not one, but two of my favorite characters. And guess what? They are both from the same book!

                                               A cabin boy, an heiress, and a
                                              stunning adventure on an air-
                                                 ship high in the sky...

     Airborn is one of my very, very, VERY favorite books. The book presents the question: what if airplanes had never been invented? Air baloons and blimps would simply have to take their place. This marvelous book takes place in the 1920's, and follows the adventures of the height defying cabin boy, Matt Cruise.
     Matt finds himself at the helm of his family at twelve (maybe older. it's been a while since I've read the book!) years of age, and all he wants to do is take care of them. We first see Matt working as a cabin boy on the prestiegous airliner that is the size of  the Titanic, at fifteen years of age. He is hard working, very brave, and respected by the rest of the crew. But when he rescues a dying old man who claims to have seen fantastical "winged creatures", Matt just thinks he's a bit crazed. Then Matt reads the man's journal.
     He finds perfectly constructed drawings of bat-like creatures and goes to see the old man one last time.
     "Kate...would have loved them." Those were the last words of the old explorer, and Matt decides to forget the whole experience...until the rather shocking arrival of the beautiful, spunky, and determined heiress Kate de Vries.
     A airship full of viscious pirates, an island that is not what it seems, and an unlikely romance all make this book completely unforgettable. Kenneth Oppel is a true mastermind when it comes to these wonderful tales! Matt Cruise and Kate de Vries have two other amazing adventures in Skybreaker, and Starclimber.

     Here's how I pictured Matt.

Callan McAuliffe. He's been in two awesome movies, I am Number Four, and Flipped; and he's been great in both of them. He is my perfect immage of Matt Cruise.

And my image of the spunky Kate....

Emma Roberts. She looks the perfect Kate, but I don't know if she could act like the perfect Kate.

Here's a great quote from both of them: "Honestly," she sighed. "I don't know what kind of life we'll have together, with me flying off in one direction and you in the other."
     I smiled. "It's a good thing the world's round." I said.

There are this weeks favorite characters. The calm, sweet, cabin boy Matt, and the wild, determined Kate.

Don't forget about Wednesday's story!

<3 Clara

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I'm Back!

      Hello hello hello dear readers! I'm alive, and completely rid of that dratted hurricane! I will begin my normal posts Saturday with my Characters and Quotes post; following that, I will resume my Wednesday's story post! I am truly sorry for being gone for such a long time! I hope you all have a good week!

<3 Clara