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I, Pearlflame, have read and finished the Hunger Games. I have yet to see the movie, though. I want to. Anyway, here’s part of my Fondantly Yours post about my experience with reading the books:

“This box set was the British version (it shipped from Ireland). The covers are different, so it confused me at first. but then I buckled down and read them. I read all three, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay, in the span of about three days. I devoured them like sweets. I guess you could say I was hungry to finish the Hunger Games. 😉

I think my favorite book was Catching Fire. I’m not exactly sure why, and I won’t post any spoilers, but it was my favorite. Mockingjay was brutally realistic, especially at the end.”

 

We now return to normal posts.

~Pearlflame

PS: Has anyone out there seen the movie? If so, how was it? Good? Bad? Meh?

Konnichi wa!

Hello! Remember how in my last post I was talking about creating a Japanese page? Well, I made it! I hope you’re as excited as I am. As always, I’m open to suggestions and corrections, because no one is perfect. Anyway, I hope you’ll like it. ^-^

Riddle

Inside a burning house

This thing is best to make

And best make it quickly,

Before the fire’s too much to take!

Answer from last post: a rainbow.

Riddle above is called Make What? It was found here

Sorry I don’t have more to write about, I have writer’s block. 😦

~Pearlflame

Hello again!

I’m sorry that I haven’t been on! It’s just that with the school year starting and all, it’s been hectic. Anyway, let’s get on with the show!

 

What Are the Elements of a Truly Spooky Story?

Good question… I’ve come to a conclusion that a good story to give the chills has to have at least some of these elements:

  • A creepy setting – A haunted house, for instance. Something dark and mysterious. Try places like the abandoned manor, a dark night (midnight preferably), or a spooky forest.
  • A villan or otherworldly being – If a story has a demon, a vampire, or a ghost in it, I’m pretty sure it counts as creepy.
  • A strong hero/heroine – This category can be filled by a child, a young woman/girl, or just a person.
  • A reason for said being to be there – Sometimes a ghost needs to pass a message on to the living. Maybe a vampire must destroy someone evil. I don’t know. Be creative.
Those are just a few of my ideas… There are many more elements. Be sure to include a strong storyline!
Riddle
Violet, indigo, blue and green
Yellow, orange and red
These are the colors you see after the storm has fled.
What am I?
Answer from last post: your own two eyes.
Riddle from above is called Beauty After the storm, found here.
New Page?
Hello, hawkies! Right now I’m toying with an idea of mine, and I want to know what you think. See, I’m taking Japanese in school, and I was wondering is you would care for a page with a few words and/or phrases in Japanese. It could be a learning page for you. Learn one new thing every day!
~Pearlflame

I’m really sorry for my lack of attendance! Well, I’m here now. Might as well start clearing things up! 😀

 

Things Every Artist Needs To Have

  • Camera – record pictures of things around. Try to capture nature’s mysteries, or those jaw dropping moments.
  • Journal – with lines or not, it’s your preference. Perfect for jotting down your thoughts or sketching your pet.
  • iPod/MP3 player/CD player – music can be a HUGE inspirational tool.
  • Colored pencils – you have to get some colors into your drawings, right?
  • Pen and Pencil (with pencil sharpener) – how else would you write or sketch?
  • Bag – you need to be able to carry your stuff around somehow! I recommend one with pockets and a snap or zipper close.
Riddle
Be you ever so quick
With vision keen
By your eyes
We are never seen
Unless perchance it should come to pass
You see our reflection in a looking glass
Answer from last post: Noah, from Noah’s Ark
Riddle above, called Vision Sees, found here.
The Art Of Food: Art or Not?
Does that make sense? I suppose it should. Anyway, do you consider baking or cooking an art form? I would really like your insight on this. See, to me, it seems like it would. I mean, look at this!

Delorean cake

Delorean from "Back To The Future" cake. Don't know who it's by, though...

Cake sculpting and such HAS to be an art. But the debate floors are open. Begin.

 

~Pearlflame

Yep, this is it! now sit back, and enjoy….

 

Creative Look On The World

The world is full of exiting things! Go out and experience them! When I look out my window early in the morning, I sometimes wish I could grab my journal. Why? There is SO much to look at!

The world has many things to look at, to write about, to draw. Let yourself be drenched in them. Spend some time with a creative look at the world. Try to think of things the way an artist would, for example think of your alarm clock as something else. Maybe imagine yourself in a different position, not waking up for school or work.

Now, I have a challenge for you. Can you try to spend a week with a journal in your bag and a pencil tucked behind your ear? Can you start looking at nature and urban nature? Could you translate what you observed into words, pictures, or other art forms?

You see, a creative look on the world will help you in other fields. How, you might ask? Well, a scientist must always look at things in different ways. A creative way will improve thinking. This way of thought will also help in reading and writing, or the arts.

One of my biggest messages here is to keep an open mind. Allow yourself to think in different ways. Think up possible scenarios for each choice you might make. Think.

Another message that I cannot stress enough is to imagine. Yes, imagine. I know, from experience, that all people have played imaginary games when they were younger. How come we don’t anymore? Are we scared? Well, yes, but we have also closed that little part of our minds and opened a more technical, grown-up part. Our imaginations are wonderful, unique things. Practicing imagining will make your brain work, and it will make you smarter.

 

Riddle

A mighty ship I now command

With cargo rare from every land

No goods I have to trade or sell

Every wind will serve me well

To neither port nor harbor bound

My greatest wish to run aground

Story Time!

Oops!

A gust of wind tugged at the woman’s blonde hair. She smiled and pinned it back into place, humming as she did so.

Turning away from her computer, the woman answered her waiting call.

“Hello, this is Diana. How may I help you?”

“Hey, Di, it’s Lauren, your editor.”

Diana smiled. Who else would it be? “I guess you’re wondering about my latest manuscript?”

A chuckle on the other line. “What else?”

Diana swiveled around to face the computer once more. She frowned. “Here’s the thing, Lauren… I don’t have a manuscript.”

A pause. “You don’t have a manuscript.” Lauren sighed. “You haven’t even gotten the title figured out?”

“Yes, I do. The Life and Times of a Supernatural Novelist.”

“Isn’t that a bit of a mouthful? And won’t people think that the main character, you, is supernatural?”

Diana began to shake her head, then caught herself. “Maybe. I could call it The Life and Times of a Novelist. Everyone knows my style,” she said thoughtfully.

“Good girl. I need to go. I’ll catch you at the office later, okay?” Lauren chuckled and hung up.

Diana hung up and groaned. She had the title, she had the idea, now all she needed was the story. Should be easy, right? It is about her.

Diana began to type. It’ll start with a foreword written by one of my friends. Then it will start on a typical morning for me, she thought to herself.

Reading through it again, she giggled. “Oops! This isn’t typical for me! It’s typical for Sophie.” Diana shook her head. Sophie was one of her characters.

Diana began again. This time she made it a bit more comical than to the letter. Her characters, her muses, swirled around in her head, chattering away. “Mention me,” they all said.

So she wrote. She didn’t stop until it was 2:00 and she had to go into the office. Diana grinned as she saved it to her flash-drive and stood, sliding it into her pocket. She was still smiling when she pulled into the parking lot.

Her big “Oops!” had turned into a big “Whoo-hoo!”

 

 

I couldn’t fit everything in. Sorry! But it give you something to look forward to, right? Until next time!

~Pearlflame

 

 

*gasp* Another blog?!

Yes, friends, this is it! I made another blog. Awesome, I know! And you probably are dying to know about it!

……..

Anyone? No? Ok… Here it is:

fondantlyyours.wordpress.com

Enjoy!

~Pearlflame

 

 

 

 

 

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