I have a friend...let's call him Max. Max and I have been friends since we were eight years old. I used to have a crush on him, but I've gotten over it. I've been away for two weeks, and he's going to camp on Sunday, so this is my only week to see him before mid-August, when he starts school. (We go to different schools.) However...
He's really busy, because all his other friends are trying to see him this week too. So, rather than us hanging out alone like we always do, Max suggested that I go to a movie with him and a friend from school. A friend of the female persuasion. Clearly, he sees nothing wrong with this, but what if the girl views my coming as an intrusion? Or what if they spend the entire time talking about school things that I know nothing about? I really hate awkward situations, and I hate it even more if I'm the cause of it.
I don't want to miss my only chance to see my best friend this summer, but I'm a bit worried that it is not the best idea.
I was very bored the other day, so I went online and tried to make avatars of everyone in Doctor Who. Some of them turned out better than others.
Above: Martha and the Tenth Doctor
Above: The Ninth Doctor and Rose
Above: Mickey Smith and Jack Harkness
1. Scrape all the yellow paint off with your fingernail
2. After the paint is scraped off, write poetry on the wood
3. Kill the eraser by rubbing it on the desk
4. Wiggle it in front of your face so it looks like rubber
5. Make a maze out of them and make your fingers go through it
6. See how many letters you can make out of them
7. Attempt to stack them on top of each other
I took the SAT IIs yesterday, and I had nothing to do for about an hour while other people finished, so I had to be creative. Why won't they let you bring a book or something? Or just let you leave?
I never have to take an SAT again!!! Huzzah! I don't bloody care what my scores on the Subject Tests are, I'm not retaking them.
In other news, I get to see Les Mis in the West End this summer! I'm going to London for two weeks for a writing program (have I already said that somewhere?) and we get to see several shows while we're there. We're seeing Les Mis, Mary Poppins, and the Woman in Black, plus two Shakespeare plays (one of which is at the GLOBE!) Squee!
I have nothing else to say, but I just got this test back and wanted to share my lovely diagrams. I got an 89 on the test...yay me!
It's lunchtime, I'm in the library, and I'm bored. Story of my life. The library's going to be closed for the next week; I don't know what I'm going to do with my lunch. I might actually have to go to the cafeteria! *gasp in horror* I don't know if I'll survive this week. I might go crazy, deprived of my library.
Happy Sunday after the Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox (Belated)! Seriously, that's the way Easter's date is determined. It has something to do with the Jewish calendar...I think. Not sure; trying to decipher Exodus is nearly impossible. Genesis is much easier to read, even with the begats. I had a very fun Easter...lots of chocolate and I got to spend the day with Charles, who is one of the few friends I can still stand to be around. We talked about Doctor Who and looked for Easter eggs--I twisted my ankle, but that's okay. Only now Mom is claiming that I hurt my ankle because my shoes are falling apart, and she made me replace the broken shoelace. Doesn't she understand sentimental value? These shoes have gotten me through a hellish year, and I'm going to keep wearing them until they're physically incapable of being shoes.
I just figured out HTML. Yay, me! Well, technically I already knew it, but I'd never tried it on LJ before, just Mugglenet. So, I repeat, yay me!
Well, that was an absolutely random use of my lunchtime. Better than eating lunch, I suppose.
I think there's some kind of curse on the teachers at my school. More of them have got seriously sick this year than they ought to. First Ms. F got cancer, then Ms. D also got cancer, and now Mr. W is mysteriously absent and says that he will probably be out for a while. Plus there was my voice teacher who died last year, and two people have died at this school in the last two years: a student and a teacher. And my French teacher's parents are having medical trouble. Maybe I'm being paranoid, but it's like all the teachers around me are doomed. Sure, it's paranoid, but to quote Harry Dresden, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face.
On the topic of Dresden, I just finished reading the third book. Freaky sex vampires, the Fist of God, tormented ghosts, and Bob's eternal snarkiness make for fascinating reading. Certainly better than Schindler's List, which was what I was supposed to be watching when I finished reading the book.
There are some things that seem wrong. Like...like kicking puppies, or burning books. Or bloody SNOW IN APRIL! We had no school today because it's SNOWING outside! Eight inches! I have nothing against New Hampshire weather (I have enough things to complain about this state already) but this is ridiculous. Not that I'm complaining that we have no school, because I really don't like school, but it's kind of silly that we have eight inches of snow in April.
This is the view outside my window right now:
I got some print copies of Teen Ink today...there's my name on page fourteen! How happy am I? Very happy!
ONE OF MY STORIES IS PUBLISHED!!! *screams in delight* I AM AN AUTHOR!!! *screams some more*
Okay, I'm done now. I'm just so excited...if anyone who's reading this is interested, the story is "Paperwork," by me under my real-world name, Julia S., and you can find it in the fiction section of teenink.com as well as in the April issue of Teen Ink, which is in a lot of libraries. It's hopefully the first part of a three-part serial, if the wonderful editor (whose name is Kate) approves my second installment. If anybody reads it, they can tell me what they thought by leaving me a comment here. I'm really psyched...I've never been published before and the main character of this story is one I'm quite proud of.
I'm using another of my new Dresden icons...I love the hockey stick of doom. Did I mention that the Dresden Files rock? So do the books...this entry is sounding like an ad or something, isn't it? My apologies.
Last night's episode of Dresden was really good. I love episodes with Bob in them; he's the best character. Although he's better in the books...but he's still awesome. Bob rocks. And yes, I am obsessing. I have to do Something With My Time (note Capital Letters, indicating Something Important) while I wait for the US to get the third season of Doctor Who. Or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, whichever comes first. Either of those will set me off on new, even More Obsessive Tangents than Ever Before, with Many Capital Letters!
So...I think I'm going to go write some stories now. I have a lot I need to finish. My To-Do List O' Stories and Other Writing Stuff:
1. Song of the Olynne, for my NSLC friends who have been waiting patiently for months.
2. Paper Cut, third installment of "Paperwork"
3. Drawing the King's Dragon, a plot bunny that has grabbed me viciously by the ankles and won't let go
4. The Thirteenth Diadem, my perhaps-novel that I've been writing since freshman year.
5. My History essay on Nellie Bly, which is due on Thursday.
6. Revised version of I Have to Live On, one of my personal favorites, for that scholarship contest I've been meaning to enter
I think I'll work on #1 first, since it is number one for a reason and because I have been promising to write it since last summer. I HAVE started it, but I keep changing things and the characters keep running away with me.
So, on that note, I'm gone.
PS: I'M PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, had to say that One More Time.
I really don't have anything to say at this particular moment, but I just got a bunch of cool new Dresden Files icons and I wanted to use one.
The Dresden Files is, by the way, the coolest American-made TV show out there. It's a wonderful way to keep me occupied while I wait for the new Doctor Who episodes to make their way across the ocean.
I'm supposed to be doing Latin right now, but it's dreadfully boring and I really don't want to. Not that I don't like Latin, but it's very hard to concentrate. So I'm writing this instead. Yay, me.
So, yeah. I'm bored. Very bored. Vvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy
I got the Doctor Who soundtrack for Valentine's Day! Yay! The only good thing that came out of the holiday. I'm not a Valentine person, because it gets me feeling very cynical. I've only been romantically involved with two boys in my life, and both were depressing failures. Not that there aren't certain people whom I would have no objections to getting to know better, but distance puts a damper on those. So I sit by myself and read. Not a bad life, but Valentine's Day makes it very annoying to be single. Sigh. Oh, well. The holiday's over now, and the next one is St. Patrick's Day, which is fun because I get to dye the milk green. The secular parts of holidays can be a lot of fun.
I've discovered podcasts...let the world beware. They will never see J without her mp3 player again. It's all Outpost Gallifrey's fault, for making that partnership with Doctor Who Podshock.
Okay, I think I'm done now. Bye!