Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Characters!!!!!!

I'm done with the story about Alexandra and her friends. So, introducing a new set of characters... Selenda, Ivar and Zora. I'm going to do a tag with them.

1. Do you want a hug?

Selenda: Not really.
Ivar: Um, sure, I guess.
Zora: Why?

2. What's your favorite color?

Selenda: Camouflage colors. Forest greens and browns and blacks.
Ivar: I never really thought about it... grey?
Zora: Light red or pink, I suppose.

3. Do you love anyone?

Selenda: Not in a boy-girl way.
Ivar: My family.
Zora: The same answer as Selenda, I suppose.

4. What's your job?

Selenda: Job? None in particular. I just wander and try to stay alive.
Ivar: I'm an archer.
Zora: I don't have a job.

5. Favorite season?

Selenda: Autumn. It's when it's most easy to camouflage.
Ivar: Summer.
Zora: Spring. It's so full of the promise for new life.

6. Who is your best friend?

Selenda: My dragon, Tarid.
Ivar: Another archer who used to travel with me.
Zora: Uh... not sure, really.

7. What are your hobbies?

Selenda: Sword fighting. Blending colors for my camouflage cloaks.
Ivar: I practice archery. Hunt.
Zora: I read.

8. What are you going to do when this tag is over?

Selenda: I will probably go get a drink of water.
Ivar: I'll probably go hunting.
Zora: Read. Maybe practice with a sword.

9. What's your eye color?

Selenda: Blue.
Ivar: Grey.
Zora: Blue.

10. Are you good or bad?

Selenda: Be more specific.
Ivar: That's not something for me to determine.
Zora: I don't know.

11. What is your greatest fear?

Selenda: That I'll die? No offense, Nicki, but I've been talking with Alexandra.
Ivar: That I'll loose an arm.
Zora: I've siding with Selenda.

12. How do you feel about your family?

Selenda: I don't really have a family any more.
Ivar: I really loved my parents.
Zora: I care about my mom. (Her mom is the antagonist.)

13. Was it fun to answer these questions?

Selenda: It was okay, I guess.
Ivar: Yes.
Zora: It was okay.

14. Do you have any weaknesses?

Selenda: Would I tell you if I did?
Ivar: My weak arm.
Zora: This is necessary to the tag?

15. What's your species?

All: HUMAN!!!!

16. What's your theme song?

(Haven't picked these out yet. Must do so!)

17. What's your favorite element?

Selenda: Probably silver.
Ivar: I'm not a chemist.
Zora: Gold.

18. Do you care what other people think about you?

Selenda: No. If I did, my life would be significantly different.
Ivar: No.
Zora: Yes, actually.

Well, hope you like them!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Owl City -- Tidal Wave with lyrics

This song came out on "Ocean Eyes". It's really good.

Owl City-Plant Life w/ Lyrics Full Song!

This song is magical.

I LOVE Tags!!!! 2

Here's a tag! I LOVE doing those!

What's your name?

Nicki T.

How old are you?

That's not really important.

What do you like most about writing?

Coming up with ideas.

How many books have you written or are writing?

Not sure.

Quiz for one of my characters




Fifteen, almost sixteen.

Hair Color

Dark brown.

Eye color



Not sure exactly. She's not particularly tall, though.


No idea, but she's very thin.

Biggest Pet Peeve

When people underestimate her because she's a girl or because she's a teenager. She hates that, and an awful lot of people do.

Favorite Color

Silver, white, and indigo.


She has a sister named Petra, but she doesn't know that. Petra knows it, though.


I can't remember what their names are right now.

Well, hope you all liked that. I'll probably try to find a picture of her at some point.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I LOVE Tags!!!!

Here's a tag concerning Pierce, Amber (whose name I am considering changing to Alexandra) and Gale, which anyone who reads the comments on will have heard of.

1. Do you want a hug?

Amber: No, thanks.
Pierce: Um, if you want to, but I don't really know you.
Gale: If you don't mind, I'd rather not.

2. What's your favorite color?

Amber: Silver, I think. Or maybe indigo. I've never really stopped to think about it.
Pierce: Green. Forest Green.
Gale: Black. (No, he's not a goth or anything - he just happens to like that color.)

3. Do you love anyone?

Amber: That depends. In a family way or in a boy-girl way? The answer to the latter is no.
Pierce: Sure. My brother Gale.
Gale: Pierce. And maybe Amber. *Amber leaps out of her chair* NOT IN A BOY-GIRL WAY!!!

4. What's your job?

Amber: I'm a student, training to be a pilot.
Pierce: Same here, not that I'll ever be as good as Amber, but I can dream, right?
Gale: Training to be a pilot, like the others.

5. Favorite season?

Amber: Uh... they didn't have seasons at the training school. Outer space doesn't have them, generally.
Pierce: Probably summer.
Gale: Winter.

6. Who is your best friend?

Amber: Uh... Pierce and Gale, I guess. There were no other girls at the academy. Before that... I'd have to say my friend Ani, who I haven't seen in who knows how long.
Pierce: Amber, I guess.
Gale: There was one older kid who's out of training... his name was Micheal. Haven't seen him in years, though.

7. What are your hobbies?

Amber: Training, I guess. That's what I do. Though I used to sing with a choir before I started training. I also like science and chemistry, though they're not my best subjects.
Pierce: I work out. Train. I like math too.
Gale: Inventing. Here, watch this gadget! *small metal object released fireworks. Everyone ducks* Still working through a few bugs with this one.

8. What are you going to do when this tag is over?

Amber: Do a flight simulation or something. Get a bite to eat, maybe. Catch up on homework.
Pierce: Homework.
Gale: Probably find a movie. Hey Amber, up for another sci fi? Amber: NO!!!

9. What's your eye color?

Amber: Blue. Kind of a sky blue.
Pierce: Blue, I guess.
Gale: Blue.

10. Are you good or bad?

Amber: Be more specific.
Pierce: I wouldn't attempt to evaluate that myself.
Gale: I don't know.

11. What is your greatest fear?

Amber: If I tell you, you'll make me face it. And from what I've been hearing, if this story goes the way you're planning, I will do more than that. I had a talk with a girl named Jasmine earlier. Apparently you discovered she's afraid of deep water?
Pierce: Um... that I won't pass the next test? If I don't pass I'll have to spend another year in my level.
Gale: I'm with Amber. I was listening to you and Jasmine.

12. What do you think of your family?

Amber: I admire my dad a lot. (Her dad, by the way, is dead. It's just that one of the important things in the story is that she refuses to believe it.)
Pierce: I never knew either parent, so I really don't know.
Gale: Same as Pierce.

13. Was it fun to answer these questions?

Amber: It's okay.
Pierce: I guess.
Gale: So long as I can tinker, I don't care what else I'm doing.

14. Do you have any weaknesses?

Amber: Refer to my answer for number 11.
Pierce: This is important to the tag? Well, I do tend to plan things out a bit too much.
Gale: None that I would confess in public... or to Nicki.

15. What's your species?

All together: HUMAN!!!!

16. What's your theme song?

(Haven't picked these out yet. Must do so!!!)

17. What's your favorite element?

Amber: Silver, I guess.
Pierce: Oxygen. Doing some experiments with that in the lab.
Gale: Gold.

18. Do you care what other people think about you?

Amber: Not really. So long as I do well in school and all that, I don't really give much weight to it.
Pierce: No.
Gale: YES!!! It means everything.

Anyone like my characters? Even a little bit? (In case you're wondering where Fletcher went, I changed his name to Pierce.)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Owl City - Galaxies *NEW SONG 2011* Lyrics

One really nice thing about Owl City - Adam Young is a Christian!

This is my brother's favorite song on this CD. On the album, it directly follows a tribute to the astronauts from a space shuttle that exploded.

[OFFICIAL FULL SONG] Dreams Don't Turn To Dust by Owl City + Lyrics

Love this song!!!! Probably my favorite in the whole album.

Owl City Angels Lyrics (FULL SONG!!!)

Here's one of my favorite songs from the new Owl City CD. I LOVE OWL CITY!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

All Things Bright and Beautiful 2


It's sooooooooooooooooooo good. Only one thing, though. You all will remember I posted Alligator Sky a while back? Well, they changed it since. And the changes were not beneficial.

Anyway, my favorites songs are "Galaxies", "Dreams Don't Turn to Dust", and "Honey and the Bee". "The Real World" is pretty good too.

That's all for now!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Hello, Owl City fans... THE NEW OWL CITY CD CAME OUT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All Things Bright and Beautiful is out at last. AT LAST!!!

I'm going to get it as soon as I can. Unfortunately, I was not able to get tickets to any of the concert on his tour he's having, mainly from lack of money. But hey! He'll have another concert tour. (One day. I hope.)

Well, just figured I'd say that!

I LOVE OWl CITY!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Profile Picture At Last!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, everybody! What do you all think of my new profile picture? I found it on I saw it on there a long time ago, and recently decided one of them would make a nice profile picture.

And here are some pictures!

The portrait of Miranda above is on my copy of The Tempest, which I read earlier this year.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


For those of you who aren't aware, I love quotes from movies. So I'm going to post some now.

From How to Train Your Dragon -

Astrid: [Referring to Toothless] I bet he's really frightened right now... what are you gonna do about it? Hiccup: Ehhh... probably something stupid. Astrid: Good, but you've already done that. Hiccup: Then something crazy...! Astrid: That's more like it!

Gobber: Meet the Terrible Terror! Tuffnut: Ha! It's like the size of my... [the Terror leaps onto his face] Tuffnut: OH, GET IT OFF!

the Viking teens enter the training grounds] Tuffnut: I hope I get some serious burns. Ruffnut: I'm hoping for some mauling, like, on my shoulder or lower back. Astrid: [sarcastically] Yeah, it's only fun if you get a scar out of it. Hiccup: [walking up behind them, with dry wit] No kidding, right? Pain. Love it. Tuffnut: Oh great! Who let him in?

Tuffnut: Oh, I'm hurt! I am very much hurt!

Hiccup: You just gestured to all of me!

Astrid: It's a mess. You must feel horrible. You've lost everything, your father, your tribe, your best friend... Hiccup: Thank you for summing that up.

Fishlegs: I'm okay! [the Gronkle he's riding flips over and lands on top of him] Fishlegs: Less okay!

Hiccup: [about Berk's dragon problem] Most people would leave, but not us. We're Vikings. We have stubbornness issues.

Gobber: Look for its blind spot! Every dragon has one. Find it, hide in it, and strike! [Tuffnut and Ruffnut huddle in front of the dragon's face] Ruffnut: [sniffing] Ugh! Do you ever bathe? Tuffnut: You don't like it, then just get your own blind spot! Ruffnut: How about I give you one...! [the dragon notices them. They scream and run for cover] Gobber: Blind spot, yes. Deaf spot? Not so much.

Astrid: [hanging from a tree branch] Hiccup! Get me down from here! Hiccup: You have to give me a chance to explain. Astrid: I am not listening to *anything* you have to say! Hiccup: Then I won't speak. Just let me show you. [softer] Hiccup: Please, Astrid. [Astrid lifts herself up and gingerly climbs onto Toothless's back] Astrid: Now get me down. Hiccup: Toothless, down. *Gently.* [Toothless spreads his wings, and the wind slowly lifts them into the air] Hiccup: See? Nothing to be afraid of... [Toothless launches himself into the sky at top speed, Astrid begins screaming] Hiccup: Whoa! Toothless! What is wrong with you? Bad dragon! [Almost losing her grip, Astrid lunges forward and wraps her arms and legs around Hiccup] Hiccup: [laughing nervously] He-he's not usually like this... [Toothless banks... ] Hiccup: Oh, no... [... and dives straight down toward the ocean, and Astrid screams louder, as Toothless plunges in and out of the ocean] Hiccup: Toothless, what are you doing? We need her to like us! [Toothless flies into the sky again and starts doing aileron rolls] Hiccup: And now the spinning. Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile. Astrid: [terrified] Okay, I am sorry! I'm sorry! Just get me off of this thing!

[first lines] Hiccup: [voice-over] This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy, and it's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunset. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice or mosquitoes. We have... [aloud] Hiccup: Dragons!

Hiccup: You, sir, are playing a dangerous game! Keeping this much raw viking-ness contained! There will be consequences! Gobber: [deadpan] I'll take my chances.

From A Series of Unfortunate Events -

Count Olaf: I'm gonna get you kids. No matter where you go, no matter what you do, I'll *find* you! Oh, you are so deceased!

Klaus Baudelaire: Did Ike die in a fire? Aunt Josephine: No, no, silly boy... he was eaten by leeches. Sunny: [non-subtitled] Okay.

Count Olaf: Why aren't you orphans in the kitchen preparing dinner? Violet Baudelaire: Dinner? Count Olaf: It's the French word for the evening meal.

Klaus Baudelaire: This is ridiculous! Violet's only 14! She can't be legally married! Count Olaf: She can if she has the permission of her guardian. And who's that? Oh, yes. Me! [laughs maniacally] Count Olaf: Look it up, bookworm!

Klaus Baudelaire: Aunt Josephine? Violet Baudelaire: Never heard of her. Klaus Baudelaire: Doesn't it strike you odd that none of our relatives are related to us?

Count Olaf: I will raise these orphans as if they were actually wanted!

The Detective: [to Violet] Little girl, the big cage door is open. No snake. Dead guy. You know what I'm thinking? I'm thinking who woke me up at nine in the morning for this?

From The Parent Trap -

Hallie: I have a brilliant beyond brilliant idea!

Annie: That girl is without a doubt, the lowest, most awful creature to ever walk the planet! Hallie: [watching from outside, impersonating Elvis] Thank you, thank you very much!

Hallie: You wanna know the *real* difference between us? Annie: Let me see... I know how to fence and you don't... Or I have class and you don't. Take your pick. Hallie: Why I oughta!

Annie: [Hallie is getting ready to cut Annie's hair] Don't shut YOUR eyes! Hallie: Okay, sorry. Got a little nervous! Annie: YOU'RE nervous? An 11 year-old is cutting my hair! Hallie: Hey, you sounded just like me! Annie: Well, I'm supposed to, aren't I?

Meredith Blake: You know, from the way your father talked about you, I expected a little girl, but you are so grown-up. Annie as Hallie: I'll be twelve soon. How old are you? Meredith Blake: [chuckling] Twenty-six. Annie as Hallie: Only fifteen years older than me! How old are you again, Dad? Nick Parker: Wow, suddenly you're so interested in math!

Nick Parker: I told Hallie. Meredith Blake: You did? And? Nick Parker: She went ballistic. She started yelling in French. I didn't even know she spoke French.

Annie: This is Martin, our butler Hallie: [in shock] We have a butler?

Did anyone laugh? Even a little?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Plot Bunnies

I really hate plot bunnies. I get one good idea going, and I start the story, then another idea hops into my head. AH! It's insanely annoying. Last night, yet another plot bunny started hopping around and I can't get it to leave! ARG! (For those of you who don't know, a plot bunny is a story idea that hops around in your head while you're working on something else.)

Coral: Hey! What about us?
Nicki T.: IT'S NOT MY FAULT!!!!!!!
Sir Eli: Have you ever tried telling it you'll save it for National Writing Month!
Nicki T.: I did. And guess what? IT DIDN'T WORK!
Jarek: I don't see how you can think our story is boring.
Nicki T.: It isn't. It just needs some work. I'll get to you eventually. And whatever I research for them benefits you too. And I didn't say I was going to write it first.
Coral (tiptoeing up behind Jarek): Seems that way.
(Coral yells. Jarek jumps and screams.)
Jarek: AH! How many times have I asked you not to do that?
Coral: Thirteen by my count. Did you count fourteen or something?

ACK! I hate plot bunnies!!!!!! Maybe, since something lacks in the idea I have, I'll save it for National Writing Month. That would give me time to work on it. I don't really know. Any helpful ideas would be appreciated.

Friday, June 3, 2011


I have at last read the final book in Hunger Games - Mockingjay.

Katniss has been relocated to District 13, which was thought to have been obliterated. The symbol of the mockingjay has become the rebel's symbol - and the symbol they want her to become. Katniss doesn't know whether or not she wants to be the mockingjay, but when she realizes what she could gain by it, she agrees to do her part. The conditions include her being allowed to kill President Snow, who has been threatening her and responsible for the death of many people she loves, her little sister Prim being allowed to keep her cat Buttercup, and tributes being pardoned for their crimes. There's just one little hitch - she puts one toe out of line and President Coin of District 13 will kill her and her friends.

Mockingjay was amazing, but also sad. Peeta, who she's been pretending to love, has been brainwashed to make him hate her. Other people get killed. The ending was sad, too.

Katniss is the same as ever, disobeying orders and causing trouble. At the end, she makes several choices, both of which involve people's lives. One of her choices is understandable, although rather unkind to President Coin. But she votes to have a final Hunger Games to take revenge on the Capitol! I can't believe she did that. She was in the Hunger Games twice and she was willing to put other kids into it just because they were related to various politicians. I was so disappointed.