Bad Blogger, Bad!

I’m positive I’m a bad blogger. I have an issue with getting on the computer and just…..blogging. I’ll even say I’m a bad writer because I fail to sit down and stay focused on what I’m writing.

BUT!

Here’s to change! I am going to start getting this down pat and regular. I mean, I gotta. I’ll use force on myself if I must! Yes.

I’ll start with posting poems on every Sunday and uhm….posting short stories. Don’t rush me, I’m still making it work.

Stay hopeful, kiddies!

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Writer’s Block…

It’ll so kill ya.

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Whompage Time!

If you’re like me than when you read that title, you saw this guy:
Whomp

My friend’s new thing is to say “whompage” when she forgets something or when she (or someone else) does something mildly dumb. All I do is think of Mario, and have a huge want to play some Super Mario 64. Now, who remembers that???

On to the other stuff. This is my update. Of whompage-ness. I meant to write this a few days ago, but that didn’t happen. Here we go:

I’m doing a lot of reading this summer. My Summer Reading List is somewhere on Facebook….somewhere. I’m going to do this whole less TV more everything else thing. Where I don’t watch a lot of TV, but focus on other pursuits. I waste too much time in front of the tube as it is.

As for writing. Here we go. I’m writing bunches of poems a day. I swear it. On my honor. Blah blah blah. All that honesty stuff. As for stories, I’m working on a few I haven’t told anyone about. I’m also working on some awesome Fanfictions for my account on FanFiction.net. Mostly one-shots full of fluff and romance, and also trying to get back to my Paper Mario one. Cause….I love Paper Mario. Like my favorite video game. 🙂 What else? I’m working on some stories for my Fictionpress too. Mainly focusing on Friends Don’t Kiss which is a romance….a taboo romance. The girl is 17 but ends up liking a guy in his 40s. Some people enjoy a little bit of taboo in their lives, okay!? The other one that I’m slowly doing research for (yeah right!) is called Eve’s Forbidden Fruit. It’s a lesbian romance that takes place during slavery in America. Maybe one day, I’ll write something normal. I’m also very slowly editing and carving a path for Nightmare Chasers. Lets put emphasis on SLOW.

You guys are going to be seeing a lot of lists coming up because I’m in a listy mood. Maybe some reviews for books I read on my summer reading list.

So now…I bid you toodles. (Balls of Fury reference! You guys get it???)

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12 Songs To Have In Your Summer Music Mix

Return of the recycled posts! How is your Memorial Day going? Good, I hope? Today means we are just one step closer to the summertime, and that means one step closer to summer music to listen to while near the pool. This is my list from about 2 years ago, but it still is just as good as before! Enjoy, and Happy Memorial Day!
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It’s that time of year again. The bathing suits are coming out, the pools are opening, people are making day trips to the beach. This morning, it was so hot I went in the pool, and realized, there needs to be some music to make either your day of lounging or playing in the pool or on the beach is complete. This is my list of 12 songs you’d catch me listening to.

12: Boys of Summer by The Ataris – I love this version, and even though it’s very rock-ish sounding compared to most songs on my list, I can’t help but have it on here. It’s about the summer, and just makes me want to run off to a beach!

11: Rock & Roll by Eric Hutchinson – For some reason acoustic songs just make me want to lay out on the beach or in a floatie, and think about nothing, but relaxing. This song is mellow enough, that I can chill, but also have a beat to bob my head to.

10: Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People – I know, this song is about getting back at a bully. How beachy, right? Just the sound of this song makes it seem harmless. I can’t help but think this song needs to be on the list. It’s just so chill, and makes me think of hanging out with some friends over the summer. Forget the lyrics and just listen to the music. Don’t you wanna relax with a drink in one hand, laying back on your float?

9: Underneath It All by No Doubt – Quite a few No Doubt songs could be put on this list, but this song makes it. Why? Maybe cause of the weird biking jungle scene in this video, it just makes me want to swim. Personally, I believe it’s the, well, for lack of a better term, the bubbly rythym of the song. Have you ever felt more motivated to take a dip?

8: Love Song by The Cure – Originally, I was going to use the version 311 did, but I love this one too much, and yes! You can still hang out on the beach or in your pool listenin to it. Actually, I know it doesn’t sound like a major beach song, but still, it’s definently a chill song.

7: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie by Red Hot Chili Peppers – Honestly, I wasn’t sure what Chili Peppers song would be best for this list, but I’d have to go with this one, not just because it’s new, but because, I’ve already heard someone blast it while they were in their pool a few days ago. I just couldn’t help myself. Who doesn’t think of RHCP while sitting on a beach?

6: Amber by 311 – You know this band was going to be on here. All of their music is beach and relaxing sounding, that I needed it. So I decided why not put my favorite song by them on this list?

5: Hey, Soul Sister by Train – Maybe it’s the ukele playing or it could be the vibe I get, but I could so sit on a beach with my significant other and just listen to this song. Train is a great mellow band, and this song is most certainly one I’d want in my pool/beach list.

4: Lazy Song by Bruno Mars – What’s a better song to listen to when you’re just sitting around at a beach or pool. You don’t want to anything at all when you’re taking a pool day. We all need a lazy day by the beach or pool, and why not have a lazy song to lay around to?

3: Santeria by Sublime – Lets be honest here, you can fill up this whole list with Sublime songs. But I chose Santeria, cause well…I love it! I just want to lay back in my pool and float around. How could you not think laying on beach=Sublime. It’s the easiest equation out there.

2: Island In The Sun by Weezer – By far my all time favorite Weezer song that makes me think of being on a Carribean island with someone I love and laying in the sand. It’s gotta be in your list. This song just makes you want to swim and run around on the sand, and have a good time. I feel going in my pool right now!

1: Spread To Thin by The Dirty Heads – Okay, it’s partly the all time song you need on your pool/beach mix cause it’s new. But not only that…as soon as I heard this song I thought “I need to get a drink and sit on the beach”. This is another band that almost every song of theirs can be a beach song, but I chose this cause…well why I said before. And this song makes me wish I lived on a beach.

Well that’s my list. Do you agree, disagree? Am I missing a song? What would

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I Tried To Let WordPress Inspire Me…

But what they gave me wasn’t too…inspiring.

I love to be inspired, but I guess I’m more inspired when I find something myself. It’s just a thing I suppose.

There are so many things that I want to write, so I better get started now.

I’ve always wanted to write a book that was poetic and about just life and the struggles someone faces. But it would have to be something moving and touching and realistic. But I also want to write a book about adventure and danger. I want to write a coming of age story (since, oh I just came of age, I suppose).

My big problem is, I write eight things at once, and I’m never sure which one I want to finish first, or even finish.

I’m going to sort through all this. I’m going to be better. I promise.

People say there aren’t enough hours in the day…I say, we should stop wasting our hours. I know I do. I’ve sat down and stared at my computer screen when I could’ve been doing something. So, I’ll do less of wasting my hours with nothing.

Wait…what was the point of this post……..? OH RIGHT!!!!! WordPress not giving me the needed inspiration.

Maybe I’m just inspired by other things than pictures of houses and asking what ghosts are in them. I do better looking at a picture and then seeing what it makes me think of on it’s own, not some generated quote. You know?

But when inspiration comes, it hits me just like that and doesn’t let go until I write it all out.

Please tell me you’ve felt that too…

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Powerful (A Poem)

Just a quick note for you guys, I was listening to a song before I wrote this poem, and the tone of the song infulenced the tone of the poem, so I have the video here. It’s from the movie Beasts of the Southern Wild. You can either listen to it first then read the poem, or vice versa, it’s up to you but I hope you enjoy!
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The more it hurts
the more it’s okay.
It just shows I’m
alive anyway.

I’ll push through it
cause these wounds they ache.
But I swear it’s
nothing I can’t take.

With bleeding lips
and a broken nose
I’ll cry out so
the warrior shows.

I won’t give up
till I’m on the floor.
Dead and beaten
and I can’t take more.

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Oh My Goodness Gracious!

I realized today I have over 100 followers, which is nice, but I also realized I seem to be getting more on a daily basis. Not bad.

Actually I feel much more motivated to write, as long as I tell myself I have over 100 people that get updates about my blog. That’s over 100 people that may read something from my blog.

I want to write for you guys. This blog is called Around the WRITING Rainbow. This isn’t the Talking Rainbow.

Happily, I have quite a few things ready to go, that I’ll surely (but probably slowly) will be posting. You guys just hang tight (and by that I mean wait until tomorrow), and we will be getting back to writing!

Stay tuned kiddies!

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Again With The Commitment Issues…

I’m pretty sure I was supposed to be posting on here regularly…..

What happened?

I don’t even know myself, to be honest.

I will get this down pat one day. Hopefully sooner than later.

Uh….as for an actual update on stuff….I’m afraid to tell you guys unless I don’t follow through. Why don’t we see how this week goes, yes? Yes! Good!

I’ll be around! 🙂

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A Dream’s Memory (A Poem)

So, this is from my other blog. I can’t remember if I posted this poem before, but here we go. Won’t kill us to read it again, I suppose.
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They sit together in a field.
Sunlight caresses her soft skin
as the wind carries her laughter.
He smiles in her direction
as the grass pokes at his legs.

He sees her in a long white dress
with flowers clinging to her blonde hair.
She slowly walks toward him
with a heart racing around her chest.
They stand in silence gazing at each other.

They run on a beach holding hands.
Sand and sea water crawl down her legs
as the gulls follow her playful spirit.
The salty air enters his nose
as the waves hug his ankles.

She hands him a new life
with eyes like his and lips like hers.
He soothingly whispers lullabies
with joy swelling up in his chest.
They kiss celebrating the moment with passion.

Rain spills from the sky.
He leans on his cane
as the wind echoes her laughter.
He sadly looks at the stone
as the flowers dance on her grave.

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The Rough, Rough, Rough Draft

So, earlier, I thought of something (well, it’s based off a nightmare I had a few nights ago) I wanted to write, but I wasn’t exactly in front of paper or had a pen, so I formed it in my head, and will write it here. Off the top of my head. You don’t have to go and hurt my feelings by pointing out every little detail that’s wrong, but totally feel free to correct something you see…as long as it’s a big thing. Yes….here we go:
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The lights are coming toward me. Each second they’re getting faster. I need to move, but I can’t. My legs are useless; I can’t even feel them. Tears prick at the back of my eyes. This is it. This is how it will all end. As it gets closer, I can tell it’s a truck speeding toward me. I let out a whimper and cover my face with my hands. I can’t watch it any longer. The horn blares, and I brace for impact. Strong wind blows past me, as the horn screams again. I open my eyes, and look back as the truck drives away. Relief floods my body. I made it…but then panic overtakes me once more as I realize I still can’t stand. I try to lift myself with my upper body, but nothing will budge. Scared, I feel around in the dark under my. My legs are still there, but I still can’t feel them.

A strong force pushes me and I roughly land on my side. Pain seers through my forehead as it hits the hard ground. I cry out and gingerly touch my head where the pain’s source is. It’s gooey, and warm. Am I bleeding? I must be. What was that? I open my eyes, and look around. All I can see is black. Why? Where am I? Should I try and move again? I sit up, but that’s all my body allows me to do. Hands grab at my hair from behind. Two hands squeeze my shoulders hard enough to bruise. I start to scream, but then they push me down.

Instead of hitting something hard, my body falls into water. Where am I now. I can’t breath. Terrified, I start thrashing my arms around, trying to find the top of the water. I keep my mouth closed, despite the fact my lungs are aching for air. Again I will die. I know it, feel it deep within me. My arms are growing tired…but I don’t want to drown. Slower I keep lifting them up. Finally my fingertips reach dry air. Empowered, I paddle to the surface, and as soon as my face breaks the water, I take a deep breath and choke. Something long wraps around my waist, and pulls me back down.

“No!” I cry, and start to swim up with my arms.

Two more tentacle-like things reach my arms and pull them down to my side. I take a deep breath as I feel myself do down. Using every bit of strength I have I lift my arms up, but whatever is holding them, pulls back. Down I go into the cold water. Eyes closed, fear running through my body, I still try to fight. What can I do? My body is getting weaker every second. The tendrils now wrap around my throat, closing it. In agony my mouth opens to scream…

I’m in hysterics as I shoot up in bed. The blankets are wrapped around me, and I drenched in sweat. My breathing is heavy, and instantly I feel ashamed for yelling so loud at nothing. Terror is still crawling up my spine as I look around in the dark. All that matters is that I’m back in my bedroom. Safe.

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Would now be a good time to say I’m terrible with writing in first person and in present tense. God, I hope this is okay. Then again, I’ll go through and edit it…soon. Tell me your thoughts. Yes.

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