30 July, 2010

YES!

Sorry for three posts in one day, but I finished Part Three of my book! Yay! It's 46,000+ words long, but it only took me a month to do, amazingly.

You want proof? See, evidence!


Now I just have to get along to Part Four, which I know is going to be difficult because I've never written about it before. Parts 1, 2, and 3 were major rewites/revisions, but this is all new. I'm excited, anyways. :)

*****

Oh, and you may have noticed I took down that oil ticker gadget. It's because THERE'S NO MORE OIL SPEWING FROM BP'S WELL HEAD. At least, not the last time I checked . . . anyways, I don't need it anymore. I'm going to miss it, (it was a cool gadget) but I appreciate more the fact there's not as much oil in the gulf now. :P

-----The Golden Eagle

Book Review: I, Robot



Title: I, Robot
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Bantam Books
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 224
Rating: 5 out of 5
Cover Rating: 4 out of 5. I like the red and black, and the robot is good. The background is okay, although I wish that the actual title of the book was bigger than the author's name. I don't really like it when they do that.

Back cover:

They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence . . . but only if doing so doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarks on perhaps its greatest adventure: the invention of the first positronic man.

Isaac Asimov's I, Robot launches readers on an adventure into a not-so-distant future where man and machine struggle to redefine life, love, and consciousness itself. For the scientists who invented the earliest robots weren't content that their creations should remain programmed helpers, companions, and semisentient workermachines. And soon the robots themselves, aware of their own intelligence, power, and humanity, aren't satisfied either. Now human men and women find themselves confronting telepathic robots, robot politicians, robots gone mad, and vast robotic intelligences that may already secretly control the world in the next great evolutionary struggle for survival. And both man and robot are asking the same questions: what is human? And is humanity obsolete?

My expectations: were high. And they were met. :)


This book is based on the fact robots run on the Three Laws of Robotics, as said above. They are:


1. A robot must not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.


   Digest that. All of the chapters/stories are based on those laws, and it can result in many strange scenarios you really wouldn't think possible. This book gets abstract at times--when explanations come in about figuring out the equilibrium between the first, second, and third laws, outsmarting the smartest objects on Earth and beyond, and arguing with a robot about spirituality of all things, sometimes I had to more slowly than I usually do through a book. But it was really, really interesting, and the cast of characters was varied, which I liked.


   There's Dr. Susan Calvin, robopsychologist. She's a little cold, a little strange, very smart, and I like her no-nonsense attitude. I got a little irked when she started acting funny around Milton Ashe, but that smoothed itself out.


   Byerly was one of my favorites. He/it is smart, calm, and reasonable. I thought the cripple was a mystery (I like mysteries) which never really got explained, but I don't particularly mind that being left a loose end. I'm not sure--no one's sure, really--whether the summary on the book gives something away, but it might. Or it might not.


   Mike Donovan and Gregory Powell . . . well, I can't help but find their predicaments funny. They get stuck with the worst of luck. They get stuck on a ship, they get stuck being in charge of robots who march like soldiers, Powell is forced to risk his life, they are continually put into precarious situations.


   All in all, this is a well-written piece of science fiction with diverse settings, a really good plot, interesting ideas, and I like the dialogue. (I love good conversations.) It's actually given me some inspiration for my own book, and I love it when my reading gives me ideas. :)


Other: no bad language in this book. I think they might have used the d-word once or twice, but I can't remember anything specific . . . They do use phrases describing the character's speech like "colorful" and "derogatory" but that's it. Nothing terrible.



I read a take on this story called I, Rowboat, (short story) who I can't remember the author of. But now I can understand just what they were talking about more clearly.


Do I recommend this book? Absolutely! I'd say I'd send Speedy after you if you don't, but that would violate the First Law, wouldn't it? ;)


-----The Golden Eagle

Man, this thing is HUGE

I'm talking about Antheraea Polyphemus, the caterpillar. There's one sitting outside on the fence, and it's massive. No pics of the one here, but this is exactly what it looks like:

{Disclaimer: I did not take/do not own this image}

Wikipedia article on Antheraea Polyphemus.


Polyphemus Moth Antheraea polyphemusImage by jclucier via Flickr

-----The Golden Eagle
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29 July, 2010

Award!

I've been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award (for the third time) by Julie at Citraberry Book Reviews! Thank you!







Here's how the award works:
  • Shout from the mountaintop and slap this up all over your blog. :) Link back to the person who gave you the award.
  • Share seven things about yourself.
  • Once you're done doing a happy dance, pass this award along to 15 other blogs. It can be awarded for any reason.
  • Make sure you contact the bloggers so that they know they've won! :)


Now, since I've already done the 7-questions and I'm bad a singling out people . . . consider yourself awarded. ;)

-----The Golden Eagle

Tag

From The Cookie Jar!


WHAT WAS YOUR: 
1. last beverage = water. Exciting, right?
2. last phone call = to my mom.
3. last text message = from my phone company.
4. last song you listened to = ummmm . . . song from Spirit?
5. last time you cried = don't remember.

HAVE YOU EVER: 

6. dated someone twice = no!
7. been cheated on = no.
8. kissed someone & regretted it= no.
9. lost someone special = my grandmother.
10. been depressed = I get a little sad once in a while.
11. threw up = haven't we all?

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS: 
12. Green
13. Blue
14. Er, I don't know . . .

THIS YEAR HAVE YOU: (2010) 
15. Made a new friend = not really.
16. Fallen out of love = nah.
17. Laughed until you cried = I think so . . .
18. Met someone who changed you = as in, emotionally? Or in life? Because there are many different types of change . . .
19. Found out who your true friends were = no.
20. Found out someone was talking about you = no.
21. Found out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop= LOL, no, but maybe I should. ;)

GENERAL: 
22. How many people on your Facebook friends list do you know in real life = I don't have accounts in Facebook, MyFace, SpaceBook, BookFace, Chitter, Twitter, Chatter, or any of those things.
24. Do you have any pets = Five cats. -_-
26. What did you do for your last birthday = Ate Asian food and had a good time. :)
27. What time did you wake up today = I was awake at 5:20 through 5:50, but then my alarm went off and I fell back to sleep until 6:30. That's late for me. :P
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: Sleeping. What do you think?
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for = the car to get fixed. Long story.
30. Last time you saw your Mother = 1:27:34 ago. Or around there.
31. Whats one thing you wish you could change about your life= some things. Maybe moving out of the area. :P
32. What are you listening to right now = the ticking of the clock and myself typing. People are also talking and coughing, there are little girls passing by the window.
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom = not that I know of . . .
34. What's getting on your nerves right now = fair people. The fair going on means a LOT of traffic and cars and trucks and PEOPLE. Pain in the neck when you're trying to go for a walk.
35. Most visited webpage = Google.
37. Nicknames = The Golden Eagle, GE, Eagle . . . and I'm not saying anything about my actual name. (Ha! Thought you had me, eh?)
38. Relationship Status = single. And I'm probably going to STAY single for a while, which is fine with me.
39. Zodiac Sign = Capricorn. One day after the solstice, actually.
40. He or She? = SHE. Didn't ya know that?
41. Elementary? = Homeschooled.
42. Middle School = Homeschooled.
43. High school/College = Homeschooled through high school probably, regular college.
44. Hair color = Black.
45. Long or short = Long. Needs to be cut.
46. Height = 5' 3" or so. Maybe a little taller/shorter. Haven't been measured in a while.
47. Do you have a crush on someone? = no.
48: What do you like about yourself? = uh, I like math. And science. :)
49. Piercings = no piercings so far.
50. Tattoos = None! Did you expect me to have a mark somewhere on my person?
51. Righty or left = I can write and do a lot of stuff with both hands, so ambidextrous. :D

FIRSTS : 
52. First surgery = does filler count? Thought not. So zero.
53. First piercing = I am not pierced. (That sounds strange. "I'm not pierced" . . .)
54. First best friend = Long story.
55. First sport you joined = jazz/tap class. Not doing anything like that right now.
56. First vacation = um, I don't believe we've ever take a "vacation". Unless you count my mom going to China to adopt me. :)
58. First pair of trainers = as in, shoes? Dunno. I was adopted, remember?

RIGHT NOW: 
59. Eating = nothing.
60. Drinking = zilch.
61. I'm about to = continue reading blogs and then go check Da Lovely World of What-Not.
62. Listening to = Hrrrm. Nothing.
63. Waiting for = nothing.

YOUR FUTURE : 
64. Want kids? = um, perhaps. IF I was married to a nice guy.
65. Get Married? = If I FOUND a nice guy.
66. Career? = Biologist or physicist. Basically, a scientist.

WHICH IS BETTER : 
67. Lips or eyes? = eyes.
68. Hugs or kisses = hugs.
69. Shorter or taller = taller.
70. Older or Younger = younger.
71. Romantic or spontaneous = depends on the situation.
72. Nice stomach or nice arms = excuse me?
73. Sensitive or loud = depends.
74. Hook-up or relationship = er, definition?
75. Trouble maker or hesitant = hesitant, unless there's something that REALLY needs to be done.

HAVE YOU EVER : 
76. Kissed a stranger= NO!
77. Drank hard liquor = -_- 
78. Lost glasses/contacts = no. I'm supposed to wear by glasses, but I don't all that often . . .
80. Broken someone's heart = not to my knowledge.
81. Had your own heart broken = nah.
82. Been arrested = NO.
83. Turned someone down = nope.
84. Cried when someone died = yeah.
85. Fallen for a friend = as in, swindled, manipulated, died, or other?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN: 
86. Yourself = most of the time.
87. Miracles = er, define miracle.
88. Love at first sight = attraction at first sight, sure.
89. Heaven = can I skip this?
90. Santa Claus = maybe. :)
91. Kiss on the first date = if I knew the guy well . . .
92. Angels = no.

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY: 
93. Had more than one bf/gf? = no!
94. Is there one person you want to be with right now? = nah.
95. Did you sing today? = *clears throat* LALALA--okay. I'll stop now.
96. Ever cheated on somebody? = NO.
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go, and why? = mmm . . . back to the time of the Greeks. Or, something else. I'D HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS.
98. If you could pick a day from last year and relive it, what would it be? = depends.
99. Are you afraid of falling in love? = depends on who it is.
100. Posting this as 100 truths? = sure.


And if you want to go through this list of truths and answer them yourself, feel free!


-----The Golden Eagle

28 July, 2010

Female Protagonists I Love, and Female Antagonists I Love/Hate

Another in my series of posts on literary characters. The previous two--Good Guys I Actually Like, and Bad Guys I Genuinely Despise and Bad Guys I'm Supposed to Hate but Don't and Good Guys I'm Supposed to Like but Hate--were about the guys in books I read, and now it's going to be about the girls. :D


The reason it says Love/Hate is because you have to like a bad person in some respects for that person to be a good antagonists. If a person is really a villain, we're going to have to like/love that person for their evil-ness. Do you get what I'm saying? I really bad antagonist is usually weak and unable to do much significant, and we readers don't usually like weak evil persons. We like their horrific ways since it adds action to the plot.


Now, for the list! (The links are to blogs, Wikipedia sites, and the books' websites. Check 'em out!)


*Minor spoilers in some, but I warn you if they're serious.*


1. Fire
2. Alyss Heart
3. Gemma Doyle
4. Beka Cooper
5. Hok

Evil persons:

1. Redd
2. The White Witch
3. Magpie
4. Sarah Rees-Toome

1. [From Fire by Kristin Cashore] Fire is a strong, enduring, and solid character. I love rereading Fire over and over again, because she's one of my all-time favorite female protagonists. She has her faults, and her mistakes, and she has to make tough decisions. She manages to keep her ideals and keep firm beliefs in the end, and I love that.

2. [From The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor] Alyss Heart is as good (or better) than Fire. She's tough, smart, strong, and all those good things. I love the world she's in (I SO want to live in Wonderland) and I love the idea of Imagination. She deals with politics, (I enjoy politics in books) war, self-discovery, disorientation, anger, the death of her family and being ripped away from her former life, and love.

I forgot to mention Dodge Anders in my last character post. How could I have forgotten Dodge Anders?! *grumble* Anyways, he plays a big part in The Looking Glass Wars, and has a lot to do with Alyss. He's one of my favorite male characters, and I love the relationship between them.

3. [From The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray] Gemma Doyle is a strong, smart, ingenious, and at some times amusing character to read about. I find the "realms" very interesting, and I mentioned Kartik in my last post, who is essentially her lover. (It was pretty obvious, right?) I like her voice--sarcasm, amusement, dismay, you've got it all in her narrative--and I like the setting, too. Late 1800s.

4. [From Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce] Strong, able, defiant, shy, funny, sensible, Beka's one of my favorites. I like her surroundings, the politics, the fights, the adventure. I've only read Terrier, but I swear to you I'm going to read the others sometime. I want to see more of the Dogs! Of Rosto! Of the city! Of the underground networks and machinations of her home.

5. [From The Five Ancestors by Jeff Stone] Love this series, and Hok is my favorite character. Strong, smart, wise, skilled, peaceful, excellent fighter, and pressed with many questions and challenges, she faces them all. She doesn't balk at helping a friend of a "brother" and she's got guts.

The evil persons:

1. [From The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor] Redd. What can I say? Demanding. Maniacal. Cruel. Powerful. I love her as an antagonist. She's got everything going for her. Her motives are old grudges, displacement, and hate for her sister. The mix is right, and when she wants something, she almost always gets it. Her mind is cunning, and smart, and I am fond of the way *SPOILER* she and Alyss work together. (Mmm, that wasn't such a bad spoiler, was it?)

2. [From The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis] The White Witch is almost as good as Redd. Cunning, manipulative, cruel, cold . . . yes, she's a good antagonist. She's persuasive, smooth, and gives me chills that not many evil people give me.

3. [From The Ink-Trilogy by Cornelia Funke] Magpie. UGH. Cruel, horrible, and definitely in the "bad" section. I feel repulsion whenever she'd on the scene, much more than with a lot of other characters.

4. [From The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray] *lips seal a bit* I'd give stuff away if I say a whole lot about this character, so I'm warning you now: if you haven't read the end of the Trilogy, READ NO FURTHER because I'm about to give away IMPORTANT information. I consider myself free of liability now.

So, in the final book Sarah Rees-Toome is alive and well once again. As Miss Moore, a confidante and friendly woman to Gemma and her friends. She manipulated them, used Gemma, and in the end is freed. She's a complicated person, and I love complicated antagonists. It gives a whole new level to the story.

So concludes my list! What about you? Who are YOUR favorite female characters of all-time?

-----The Golden Eagle

27 July, 2010

I Iz Back!

From the city. From the library. From the doctor's. You might not think that such a trip is big, but when the major city in the area is 15 miles away and you (or your parent) doesn't own a car, such a distance is much bigger than you think.

So, you want to know what I got from the library? Thought so. Unloading them from my over-stuffed and about-to-self-destruct backpacks, are (be warned, there are a lot):

Nemesis and I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. (I call myself a science fiction fan and I've never actually read anything by him! That is to be changed.)
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima (Heard of it, and I really want to read it!)
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (I saw this on someone's blog . . . somewhere. Anyway, it looks interesting enough.)
Ghost Huntress: The Awakening by Marley Gibson (Again, seemed intriguing.)
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer (EOIN COLFER PEOPLE! I could absolutely not refuse to take this out.)
The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice by Ann Finnin (Seen it, wants to read it.)
Folly by Marthe Jocelyn (Seen it, really wants to read it.)
Angel by Cliff McNish (Looked good.)
He Forgot to Say Goodbye by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Don't ask me how his name in pronounced.)
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (I love this sort of thing.)
Living Hell by Catherine Jinks (I really like Evil Genius, and the inside flap made it go READ ME.)
Demon's Convenant by Sarah Rees Brennan (Sequel to Demon's Lexicon. How could I resist?)
Streams of Babel and Fire Will Fall by Carol Plum-Ucci (Love the covers, and biological warfare? I'm there.)
Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley (Started this before, never finished it. I'm going to now.)
Once by Morris Gleitzman (Looked good.)

Expect reviews of most of these. :D I did warn you, you know. Did I make any bad choices, do you think? Have you read any of these?

Hold on . . . OMG. I SEE AN ARTICLE ON ZEMANTA THAT SAYS COLFER IS DONE WITH ARTEMIS FOWL. 0.0 I did not know this . . . *sadness* I love that series! Dang. I wish he'd go on with that forever.

*****

As for the rest of the day, I am now inoculated against HPB and Hep. A, my Mom and I ran into the Farmers' Market, I found out my doctor changed without warning, (really, why do they do that?) I (obviously) got out a huge stack of books, and the bus was late taking us home. Hrrrm. But we got back in time for Mom to go to work, so it sorted itself out.

*****

Can you believe Wikileaks? I mean, 75000 SUPPOSEDLY CLASSIFIED MILITARY DOCUMENTS?! Now, I'm all for the public knowing about what's going on in the Middle East, but really? Don't we want to keep as many resources as possible OUT of the terrorists' hands? If I can access it, surely a hacker in Yemen can. -_- And what's-his-face is claiming he's got millions of reports/etc., some to be released later perhaps. I'm not quite sure what to make of this. I agree that the people should know what's going on in a war they're paying their taxes for, but do we really need to have reports all over the Internet?

-----The Golden Eagle

26 July, 2010

Too True . . .

The rain, it raineth on the just,
And also on the unjust fella,
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella

LOL, just a little rhyme I memorized some ways back.

-----The Golden Eagle

25 July, 2010

Muggy, but not mugged . . .

Unless you count being robbed of cool air. It's hot, the air is heavy, and the sky is gray. It's been like that since yesterday night, when the sky turned green. Really. It was a really strange color that lit up the evening unnaturally and made me look up from watching The Fellowship, not an easy feat. But apparently the rain is good since farmers around here need the water and it's been hot and dry for the past couple months . . . Oh! Now the sun is shining. Huh. Whaddya know. Maybe ol' Apollo decided run his chariot over here.

I haven't been posted since the day before yesterday, and I'm feeling blank of subjects. Gah. See? I'm speaking in one-syllable sentences. Bad sign. *grumble* News, news, think of some news, girl . . . . . . reading City of Ashes, (which I like less than City of Bones) have to go to the doctor to get a shot on Tuesday, (I don't have a fear of needles, but they do hurt) tried to find images of the new Edison ParkFast chargers in NYC and elsewhere but only got their rates, (you wouldn't happen to own a Tesla Roadster, would you?) and spent a few hours of the morning writing. (Thank goodness Mom has a computer, because my fingers would die of holding a pen if I couldn't type. Not to mention the trees I'd be using up with all that paper.)

Now it's cloudy again. And it looks like it's going to rain again. Apollo must have decided that his bad poetry was unwanted. Well, that's okay. I'll just occupy myself inside and wait it out . . .

Oh, two notes. Icewolf is having a caption contest, and I wanted to call your attention to the ongoing adventures of Roland Yeomans. Have you seen his blog? It's excellent. I highly recommend you check it out. (Button's at the bottom of my posts. Scroll waaaaay down. It's the Ghost of a Chance one.)

And since Zemanta's tempting me with this, I leave you with an image of Earth, that planet we live on and occupy 24/7/365.

"The Blue Marble" is a famous photog...Image via Wikipedia
-----The Golden Eagle
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23 July, 2010

Raining again . . .

It's been drizzling all day and it was DARK when I got up this morning. I had to turn on the lamp it was so hard to see. But things are turning greener and I don't mind the darkness as long as it goes away eventually. There was one October where it rained almost every day of the month--literally. There were only a few sunny days, and overcast every other time.

(Come now, Zemanta, why are you offering me images of Lilith's Symbol?)

*****

Oh, and I was just thinking about this song. It sort of relates to something that's happening in my book right now, so it's repeating itself in my head. Spirit has got to be one of my favorite movies ever . . . :D I'm on a roll with writing right now, and I wrote 4389 words yesterday, a record! I tend to find action scenes easy to write, and I've been hyped up about writing out these particular chapters for a while. Bonus push.

-----The Golden Eagle

22 July, 2010

The Longest Tag I've Ever Done

Here we go:


When was the last time you saw someone attractive?
Yesterday.

Where's your phone right now?
On my bedhead.


Do you have any plans for the weekend?
Nope. Not really.

Has someone ever made you a promise and broken it?
Yes.


Last movie/DVD watched?
The Return of the King last Saturday.

Does anything hurt on your body?
Not especially.

How are you?
Me? Okay. I'm not sick or anything.

Are you excited for next year?
As in, schoolyear or 2011? I'm looking forward to 2011, but I've already started school again. :D

Is your room clean?
Sorta kinda. I've got some stuff on my desk and there's a lot of dust. I don't actually go in there very often except to sleep, so I tend to leave it relatively neat.

How many pillows do you sleep with?
One or none.

What are you doing?
Typing!


I bet you miss somebody right now?
Wrong. I'm not missing anyone right now.

What are you planning on doing after this?
Eating lunch. And then use the computer some more to work on my story.

Have you ever read an entire book in one day?
YES! I can read several books in one day if I really like what I'm reading.

Who did you push last?
I playfully pushed my mom yesterday.

Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
Uh, myself?

Do you own any band t-shirts?
No. I guess I won't have any valuable objects to sell one eBay 60 years from now, eh?

What does your hair look like right now?
Pulled back in a ponytail. It needs to be trimmed.

Has anyone ever told you that you were their best friend?
Yes.

Did you get hurt today?
No, not really. I might have banged myself once or twice, but I wasn't seriously injured.

When was the last time you felt upset?
Hmmm. I haven't been really I HATE ____ for a while or anything, but I was a bit irritated by some political stuff I saw yesterday. Does that count?

What are you looking forward to?
I'm looking forward to a lot of things.


Do you currently want something?
Yes.

What was the last thing you had to drink?
Water, this morning after I got up.

Who was the last person you said "i love you" to?
My mom. :)

Where are you?
Sitting at a desk in an office chair with my mom's XPS M1530. I love Dell. :)

Do you like to walk in the rain?
Oh, yeah! I did it yesterday, actually, though not on purpose. I got drenched and I congratulated myself on not wearing white. Because we all know what happens when you wear white in the rain, right?

Do you like looking up at the stars?
What kind of question is that?! I love the stars. And the universe.

Do you think you are a nice person?
Generally, yes. However, I can be nasty if I want to, which I don't most of the time. Unless you really make me mad.

Do you like swimming?
I *ahem* don't know how.

Have you ever swam in the ocean?
See above answer.

Do you go to school?
NO! I'm homeschooled and lovin' it.

Do you want to go to college?
YES! I want to go to college and study biology, and maybe physics/calculus. :)

What do you want to be?
A biologist or a physicist or an astrophysicist or a cosmologist or a wildlife biologist or one of those -ologists or -sicists.

Do you want kids?
Someday, I guess. Certainly not now!

Do you like going to the beach?
Sure. I like picking up cool shells I find.

Who is the last person you went to the mall with?
My mom.

Have you ever had any x-rays?
Yuppers. Ones on my teeth.

Who do you hate right now?
Ummm, Tony Hayward.

Who is the last person you yelled at?
I yelled at the cat yesterday evening for being on the kitchen counter, but I haven't yelled at a person in a while.

Who was the last to cook you food?
My mom. Have you noticed a lot of these answers include my mom?

Are you in a complicated relationship?
No. Why should I be?

What did you do 2 nights ago?
Watch B29--Frozen in Time on NOVA. It was sort of depressing, but I like NOVA and you aren't going to find a better fan anywhere. :)

Who was the last person you were on the phone with?
My mom. (Again!)

Does a hug make you feel better?
Mmm, sometimes, but I prefer solving the problem than getting embraced. I'm not really a touchy person.

How long ago did you hug someone?
Oh, maybe a week ago. Maybe a little less.

Anything good happening tomorrow?
Not especially . . .

Have you kissed more than ten people this year?
Not that I know of. :P

Do you have unlimited texting?
Nope. Actually, I don't have text at all, although my mom does.

Will you keep your last name when you get married?
I like my last name! Though if my fiancee has a good one, I might. Or I might not.

You have to get a piercing, so what do you get?
My ears, I suppose. My ears aren't pierced right now.

Have you ever felt like someone of the opposite sex truly cared about you?
Er, not really. I know, I know, but it's just me and my mom and while I certainly don't think all males are jerks I have yet to meet someone really nice in that sense.

Who was the last friend you got into a big argument with?
Myself. I argue with myself and my opinions all the time.

Your phone is ringing. It's the person you fell hardest for, what do you say?
"FINALLY you realize what a boon I am for your depraved soul!"


Not. More like something along the lines of "Oh! Uh, hi, ____!" *turns red*

Will you be in a relationship in the next couple months?
I sincerely doubt it.

Did you have any unread text messages when you woke up today?
Nope!

Do you want to see somebody right now?
Not really . . .

Do you think two people can last forever?
Yes.

When was the last time you had a late night phone call?
Um, several years ago? :P

If you could move somewhere else, would you?
YES I WOULD MOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE! Like South. Or West. Or Canada. Or Australia. Or Japan. Or--well, there are a lot of places.

Would you be able to date someone who doesn't make you laugh?
I'd say it would decrease their attractiveness if I couldn't laugh at them.

Has anyone ever sang to you?
Yeah. :)

When was the last time you bit someone?
I've been known to bite myself in my sleep, but I don't think I've used my teeth one someone else for a while.

Do you think you can love someone without trusting them?
Yes.

Is there someone who you can spend every minute with and be happy?
No. *sigh* But I can love people. :)

Last person to make you smile?
I dunno . . .

Have you ever wasted too much time on a certain boy?
Maybe. But we've all had crushes, right?

How was last night?
Okay, I guess. 

If you're being extremely quiet, what does it mean?
That I'm either on the verge of crying, deep in thought, or worried by something. I tend to vent when I'm angry, not keep quiet.

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
If I've hit rock bottom at my age, then I've got a pretty happy life ahead of me.

Do you have trust issues?
My mom once told me I'm "reserved". Personally, I try to be friendly, but also keep my distance from people,  especially if I've never met them.

Was this a good weekend?
Yup. :)

Were you happy when you woke up today?

Yes, because I wanted to start writing!


And I tag:


Anyone who actually read all of my answers!


-----The Golden Eagle