Thursday, December 27, 2012

Confession.

Sometimes... I want to be a tall, skinny girl, with perfect hair, and who is confident wearing lots of make up and sexy clothes. I want to feel beautiful, and have people turn their heads as I walk by to get a closer look. I want to be popular, and have a lot of girl-friends. I want a large group of friends to party with, and to go shopping with, just for fun. Not because I specifically need something. I want to know what it feels like when someone envies you, just because of how you look or who you are. I wonder what it's like, to have a seemingly "perfect" life like this.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think I'm ugly or something. I'm fairly average in my opinion, and can be pretty cute or even sexy when I make an effort. And no complaints on the friend level either, I love my friends and I wouldn't trade them for the world. All that stuff above is just something I have never really experienced, and people have you believe it's all so great and wonderful and everyone needs that in their lives. Which makes me wonder... what if I'm missing out?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My favourite new project.

A few days ago, I started up a small new project. I'm not sure if I absolutely love doing this, or I just love anything I can focus on except studying (exams are getting closer and closer, that means procrastination time!). But I really enjoy working on this: my wedding scrapbook wall. Because, yay, I'm getting married next year!


It's not actually a wall, but the side of a book shelf. It contains all kinds of pretty pictures that I found in wedding magazines, but mostly dresses and decoration ideas.
It's really fun to work on, and I bet it works for any kind of long term project you're excited about. This wall in the middle of our living room, filled with inspirational pictures (and, I admit, just pretty and shiny things) really sparks my creativity and enthusiasm!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Missing comrade.

Three days ago, about nightfall, the third member of our ship's crew went missing. Supposedly, he fell overboard. We searched high and low for him, but not a sight to be seen. Not much to worry about, though, he's plenty capable of taking care of himself, and he can swim well enough.

The second night, I started to worry a bit more. Enlisting other sea and land folk to help the search, we continued our search. The people are friendly around these waters. But still nothing.

Early next morning, we figured it would be a good idea to put up some posters, for everyone who would pass through to see our comrade was missing. The locals seemed very eager to help the search and display the posters in their shops. After all, customer friendliness is a great way to show local support.
On a small island, we built a shelter with a makeshift bed and some food, hoping he would find his way there, in need of rest from his tiresome journey. Still, no one came.

But then, this morning, as I stuck my head outside my cabin to call for him, I heard his call. I shouted his name, and he responded. I called again, to let him know I was coming, and quickly shut the door again. I threw on some clothes over my pajamas, put on a coat and some boots, and ran outside. I kept shouting out for him, and he kept responding, until I found him underneath some trees a small distance to where our ship was anchored. I found him!
I quickly scooped him up from the ground and wrapped my arms around him. How cold he was, from walking around in the snow for three nights! He grabbed onto me, shaking. I wasn't sure if it was because of the cold, or because he was so happy to see me as I him.

And now he's curled up, purring and dozing off on my lap. We're both so glad to have found each other again.
I believe I'll let my friend stay inside for a few days for now, until it gets a bit warmer outside. First some napping time before we set off to the next adventure!

Friday, November 23, 2012

What RPGs have taught me.

Role playing games have helped me deal with life on a lot of levels, but there is one that stands out.

The most important aspect they've helped me with is decision making. I used to play RPGs in a very cautious way, and if something happened in the story line that I didn't like, I'd go back to a previous save point and start over. I always wanted to experience the "perfect story" and do as many things right as possible.
This often made me feel very frustrated, because there wasn't really a way to make sure that it was, in fact, perfect. (And looking up walkthroughs is cheating.) So, at one point, I decided to just take whatever came at me. If something went wrong; for example, I killed an important NPC or failed a certain quest, I'd just see where that led me. There's more than one way to finish a game, so another path might be interesting to see as well.

There are no save points in real life. You can't start over when you mess up, you only get to deal with the consequences. And maybe your story will be different now, but who's to say it's not better this way? Who knows what other options you'll get now, or where you'll go? That's not a bad thing, that's just how it works. 
When I learned to let go of the "perfect" idea, in both RPGs and my general life, I got a lot more relaxed. It may have had some "bad" consequences, like my grades dropping. (They used to be really good, and now they're more average to good.) But is that a bad thing? Who knows? All I know is that I don't care that much, and I'll see where I wind up with this life of mine. Every choice brings new adventures!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Steampunk overdose.

Last Saturday, I went to a steampunk event in the Netherlands: Emporium Vernesque, together with some friends. It was amazing.

The best part was just walking around and admiring everyone's costumes all day. I have never seen so many steampunk enthusiasts in one place.
The event consisted of some small shops with steampunky goodies, both expensive and cheap ones. I've bought a leather kind of quiver, which I will use in my next real steampunk outfit. No details yet. And there was one stand where small cogwheels and other clock parts were being sold, so naturally I've stacked up on those as well.
After my buying needs were satisfied, we did a tribal bellydance workshop. It was fun to try, but bellydance really isn't my cup of tea. I'll stick to ballroom dancing!
We listened to some cool bands, and I was introduced to some amazing people. I could have just sat there and listen to their cute English and Scottish accents all day.
After playing a game set in Paris, 1800-something, we went home. It was a two hour drive, and we (mostly I) were very tired, but it was all very much worth it!

Here's a group picture taken outside the building where the event took place:

Credits to jarwinbenedar.de.
(I'm the one sitting at the front with the red skirt and white shawl.)

And now I have the flu, and a ton of schoolwork, so work on my next steampunk outfit will have to wait. But I'm really excited to make something special this time!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tiny hats!

I made a tiny top hat today, to go with my outfit Saturday. I'm going to Emporium Vernesque, a big steampunk event in the Netherlands, together with some friends.

I didn't have much time to make something, so I just went and bought an existing tiny hat and altered it.

Here's what they looked like before. The red one had the same decorations as the white one, except with an ugly red and black flower. I've cut it off as neatly as I could.


And this is the red one finished:


It's not that fancy or anything, but my outfit is pretty simple as well, so they'll go together nicely.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Zombiewalk

This year for Halloween, I went on a zombiewalk!
A what, you say? Let me show you.



As you see, a lot of people dressed up as zombies (almost 200 in total, I believe) and had an afternoon filled with games, food, make up, and as the main event a zombiewalk through the city of Antwerp. Afterwards there were some more games to be played, and a party, but I was way too tired for all of that.
I joined the amazing Belgian Zombie Foundation's team as a volunteer and helped set up things since very early, which was very tiresome but all very much worth it!

I really loved being a zombie for a day, it was an absolutely thrilling experience. I definitely look forward to next year's zombiewalk.

And finally, here's a more detailed picture of me:


Credits for this picture go to Thierry Keuppens.

I hope everyone had a happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Frustration.

Lately, since last week or so, I've been feeling very frustrated. I feel like I have a lot of anger in me. Because, what's the use of it all? Why are we here and where do we go? Why don't we know that yet? ... Will we ever know?
Since I was a kid, I was quite determined to find out. The only problem is, I have no idea how. But I do intend to find out, somehow.

When someone close to me passes away, I do tend to focus on these questions more. They keep me up at night, which only adds to my frustration, and they make me lose my focus during mundane daily tasks. And even the smallest things that don't go easily, frustrate me to no end.

Usually all of this passes after a while, as life goes on and no answers are found. But the smallest bit of frustration always remains...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Has it been that long?

Gosh, I'm bad at keeping up a blog. I'm sorry.

There's been way too many things on my mind lately, and apparently my photo challenge isn't one of my priorities, since I forgot about it completely. I'm thinking about dropping the challenge, and perhaps just post photos when I feel like it. I have no desire to drop the thing altogether, so don't worry! I still need some form of creative outlet once in a while.

To make up for the missed time: here's a nice song. What I love most about it is that it isn't "polished", it's not perfect, and that makes it wonderful. I've been listening to it non stop for the past three or four days.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

365: 13 - 16

Moar pictures!

13: mobile snapshot. A piece of wall I have walked past so many times. And only now I did I realize that I could maybe do something cool with, some time. Just not sure what yet.


14: mobile snapshot. Another piece of wall in the middle of the town I live. Some day I'm going to do an epic photo shoot here.


15: and another mobile snapshot. This random piece of wall stands in my street, and I have no idea why. No signs or anything. It would be mysterious if it wasn't so small.


16: here, you may need to click this picture to see the larger version, because the cobweb isn't that visible like this. Have I mentioned I love autumn? I love to take pictures of the world changing like this. Once the leaves start changing colours and autumn really begins, I'll be taking a lot more nature-y pictures.



Saturday, September 15, 2012

365: 9 - 12

So here's some pictures!

9: some pretty plant growing on my balcony. I love the combination of the pink flowers and some dead other plant. Very autumn-y.



10: first shoot. This is the one I've been telling you about before, when I joined an amazing photographer to help her out, and in return was able to learn something. This is the first time I took a picture of a modelling person. Quite exciting!


11: second shoot. I wish I had thought of bringing my tripod, so many pictures of this shoot are way too blurry. This shoot also made me realize how hard duo shoots are. But I still had a lot of fun! 


Credits to Karen Akkermans for the make up, Rooster Baby & Bubbles and Frown for the headdresses, and Shana, Helena, and Xanthy for being such great models!

12: mobile snapshot. Silly flower. You're supposed to bloom in spring. What are you doing here in September?



Thursday, September 13, 2012

Owls and writing.

I saw an owl today! A very beautiful one, just sitting beside the highway. It was really a shame we couldn't stop the car and take a picture, because it was a real beauty. I looked up some owls that live in this area, and apparently it's a short-eared owl (or velduil in Dutch). I do wonder what it was doing there, in the middle of the day...

The second beautiful thing I saw today was a movie called Ruby Sparks. Writing-wise it was very inspiring, and besides that it was also simply a wonderful story. If you don't know what to do on a lazy day or when you feel sad, I recommend seeing Ruby Sparks. It's really something unique.

And I haven't forgotten about the picture challenge, don't worry! I just decided it would be better not to spam my blog every day anymore, and only update every three or four days. So get ready for some cool pics tomorrow!

Monday, September 10, 2012

365: 8 & photo shoot.

Meet my cat, Mischief. He loves to sleep in little made up tents. This is my bed sheet drying on a chair (because my laundry rack isn't big enough), and he loves to hide under it. I'll try not to post too many "look at my cat he's so funny!" pictures, but when he does something crazy like this, I just have to.
Usually he looks really grumpy when I disturb him in his little tent, so subject-wise this is actually a pretty decent picture.


In other news: Wednesday I'll be joining an awesome team on a photo shoot, and practice some "real" photo shooting skills! Mostly I'll just be helping out the real photographer with small stuff, but I hope to get a chance to learn something from all this. Either way, I'm excited!

365: 6 & 7

6: mobile snapshot. 
Not much time to take a decent picture, because we were in the Ardennes for my grandfather's birthday. Here's the view over a little village called Thuin. I have no idea how to pronounce that.


7: unedited photo.
We hung up a lamp in our living room today! This is a huge accomplishment if you know that we've been living here for two years now. We never hung up a lamp in the ceiling before. When we just turned it on it made a suspicious popping sound and it smelled a bit burnt, but it looks fine now. It's hard to take a picture of a lamp!


Fun fact: our ceiling is actually white.

Friday, September 7, 2012

365: 5

Mobile snapshot.

Another world I've been visiting again recently. This time in Italian. I've read all the books several times in Dutch when I was a kid, and in English when I got older. So I figured it would be a nice way to keep practicing my Italian, since I've finished my English-Italian studies recently.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite one of the series, because of Sirius, Lupin, the Time Turner and the Patronuses.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

365: 4

Mobile snapshot. Because I still have a cold and my brain is full of tired.

Behold, the world I've been living in the past two days. No matter how much it snows, I never get a cold there. I love that place.


Also dragons.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

365: 3

Hurray, it's only just September and I have a cold already. So here's some herbal tea!


Tea is the best medicine for everything.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

365: 2

Day 2: my small balcony "garden".




It seems to be overrun with weeds. The thing is, it's quite small, and I'm not really sure what to do with it. I was thinking about making a small Japanese-like garden with tiny trees and paths and such, but my cat would just massacre it.
The only things currently growing in it that I would like to keep are my raspberry plant, a small chives plant, and some mint.

So... what should I do with it?

Monday, September 3, 2012

365 Project: 1

Today is the first day of a new project: a 365 day photo challenge. The goal is to just take one picture every day, completely retouched or just a mobile snapshot or anything in between, and share it. So far, there's four other people taking up this challenge with me. One of them is a really amazing photographer already, the other three I don't know. I really look forward to seeing their pictures, and hopefully we can learn something from each other.
I'm not really much of a photographer (yet), so I'll just be experimenting a bit and hopefully we'll see some improvement along the way!

So here goes, day 1. Subject: soap bubbles.



Taking pictures of bubbles is really hard! I took about 60 before I had some decent ones. I might try this again some time, but perhaps with someone to blow the bubbles for me instead of having to switch really quickly all the time. But I did have fun today.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Excited!

Suddenly, a lot of exciting things are happening to me. I can't handle excitement very well, so I've been skipping and dancing around the house like a retarded cat in one of their "oh my god I must bounce of the walls and catch all the imaginary butterflies" moments.

So what's going to happen then? First, I'm going to start school soon. (Alright, not that soon, it's in about three weeks. But soon enough to get excited.) I almost finished the registration humbug and am off to buy new pens and notebooks, and I can't wait to get started!
Then, my dancing course starts again in September. I haven't danced for two months, and I've really missed it! So that's something to look forward to as well.
Our Shadowrun rpg group is going to start as well next week. We've been practicing a bit over the summer, to get acquainted with the game mechanics, and now the real story is about to begin. Time for some futuristic, nightly, infiltrating, and hacking action!
I also might start a new job! It's not exactly a new job, but a different branch at the office I work at. At the moment I'm working as a waitress at different restaurants and events, but our office also has a cooking department. At my last job I helped out in the kitchen (because the staff there was a bit... incompetent, to be honest), and realized that I like cooking and decorating dishes a lot more than being a waitress. So my office told me I could give it a try and see if I like it, and if so, I could switch!
Besides this job, it's also possible that I'll be helping out my mother in the book store she works at. She doesn't always have time to work, or sometimes she could use some help, so today I've learned how to open up the store and how the register works and all that. I love working with books, and it's a lovely store, so it would be nice to spend some time there!
Nope, it's not over yet! In a month I'm starting a course of Japanese, a language I've been wanting to learn for a long time. Probably since I was fifteen years old and discovered Japanese music. A friend of my Shadowrun group is starting up the same course as well, so I'll already have a friend there. Which is good, because I'm awful at making new friends.
And lastly... (and I personally think this one is the best), I've won an auction to go on a photo shoot with three amazing people. This is something I've been thinking about doing for a long time, because I would like to feel comfortable in front of a camera. It would be really good for my self-esteem. I've heard people say that I'm pretty sometimes, and for some reason I'm having trouble accepting that. Not that I want to be a model or something, I hardly have the body figure for that. But I'd really like it if this would work out to boost my self-confidence a bit. And the best part is, it will probably be steampunky!

In short, a lot of new adventures, all more or less around the same time. I hope my ship will hold course and be able to steer through them all without causing too much damage!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thesis.

So I just turned in my thesis today, finally. Yay! More than a year of hard work *ahum* finally finished. Now I'm crossing my fingers and hoping my promoter thinks it's good as well, because he has done less than nothing the entire year, except being enthusiastic about my idea. But anyway, now I'm done with it (hopefully)!

What have I been working on an entire year, you ask? I have been studying to become a translator in English and Italian (and Dutch), so my thesis had to have something to do with language. I've always wanted to do something with the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. (Gesundheit! No seriously, what?) Basically, two people a few decades ago decided that language is connected with thoughts. The language you speak has an influence on the way you experience reality and think about everything. Sadly, this theory wasn't very popular, because it's never really been proven - which is all Whorf's fault in my opinion, but enough about that already.
Because the hypothesis isn't really accepted, I've decided to apply it to fictitious languages! This means I've been working an entire year with linguistic relativity (a more accepted term for the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis), combined with Klingon, Quenya (one of Tolkien's Elvish languages), and some other science fiction book that no one ever heard about. (If you must know, it's called The languages of Pao, by Jack Vance. See, told you no one ever heard about it.)

So, yes, I did just spend an entire year analyzing Klingons and Elves, and made it all science-y! I'm quite proud of myself. And the best part is, the theory I've been testing actually has results. I already predicted it would at the beginning of last year, so I'm pleased to learn I was right. Language and thought are connected in made-up languages. 
I won't bore you with the details, the important thing is that I just found the science in science fiction and fantasy! Hurray for science!

Now, to enjoy another full month of vacation. *Sigh*. Let's see if I can find some text books for next year already...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My unimpressive sixth sense.

Every month, for about one week, I get super sensitive. My emotions are out of control: I cry because something sad happens in a book I'm reading, I get angry and lose my temper when someone annoys me, or I cry out of happiness because someone gives me a small compliment.
But that's not all. For one week, I get some kind of "sixth sense". Not that I can see dead people or something, that would be creepy. No, it's more of a vague future-telling sense. I don't know exactly what is going to happen, but I get some sort of intuitive feeling if something is a good or a bad idea.
For example, I'm walking around in the city and have to turn around a corner. There's a big building at the corner, so I don't see anything coming from the other street. At that moment, I'll get a feeling that I should stick close to the wall, or quicken my step, to avoid bumping into someone. 
Another example: I was at the supermarket the other day, looking for water. My favourite water tends to be sold out often, and when I reached the aisle I saw it was sold out that day, again. But somehow I "knew" it wasn't really. I looked around and found only one bottle. I almost decided to take just the one bottle and come back another day, but I got some kind of nagging feeling there was still more. So I got under the shelf (they are high shelves! I'm not that small. Honestly.) and dug around, moved some crates of different water, and right under those there were two crates of the water I was looking for. And only two, exactly the amount that I always take. 
And a third, more general example: I can just tell when I'm going to have a good or a bad day. When I'm off to work, on my way to do a job I really like, I'll get a feeling everything will go wrong that day. Even if I try my best to avoid making any mistakes, everything goes pear-shaped anyway. And I do mean everything.

I realize this doesn't really sound impressive, but it can be quite useful sometimes, to me. In those few moments I feel like I can take on the universe any time. I'm ready, show me what you've got in store for me. I'll handle it. Everything will go wrong today? No problem, I'll come back tomorrow...

The scariest thing is that my sixth sense is almost never wrong. And the only times that it is wrong, is when I've tried to force it. I try to consciously use it to predict something small, but it seems it doesn't work that way. Which is kind of a shame. But the times it does work, unconsciously, I tend to get a bit excited. Being able to predict certain small things is a bit scary, but it also gives me a weird feeling in my stomach. Could it be some "power" that I yet have to develop? Or is this all? And how does it work? And why doesn't it work consciously? These questions can keep me up for a long time, sometimes.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Things I would like to do before I die.

- Write a book.
- Learn Japanese (which I will do in September!).
- Visit another continent (I've never been outside of Europe O.o).
- Finish all Final Fantasy games. Currently almost finished number 1.
- Learn to play the violin properly. (I started once but had an accident involving squishing my left middle finger, so had to stop for a few years.)
- Make an epic steampunk outfit.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Omigosh

My first follower! *Feels important*
Time to put some more effort in this blog. Luckily I have a lot to write about now.


Jubilations!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Time to get creative!

It's been a long time since I've done anything creative, due to school and travelling, but now it's time for some action! I have a lot planned for the next two months, and I really hope I'll get it all done. On my to do list:


- Two Magicka robes for my boyfriend and his brother.
- Four steampunky outfits for my mom, sister, best friend, and myself, for the Elf Fantasy Fair in September.
- Loads of accessories to go with those four last outfits, because with steampunk you can never have too many of those!
- When those are done: a cosplay outfit for FACTS in October. Probably some outfit from Erza (the coolest character from the anime Fairy Tail, in my opinion). I really like the maid outfit she wore once, but I'm afraid I'll look too slutty ("What? Cosplay, too slutty? No such thing!"), or her Lightning Empress armour. Choices, choices...


I also ordered a book online on how to make medieval clothing. It's supposed to be really good and I look forward to finally having it in my collection, because my sewing skills aren't all that yet. I took some lessons with my mother a while back, but we only learned some basic stuff. And I'd really like to make some more special and unique items.


In between: working on my thesis. There's not that much work left writing-wise, but it still has to be done, and revised ten times until my perfectionist urges are satisfied.


So, it looks like it will be a busy summer. Which is lovely, because three months of vacation is just too much for me. I need a lot of distractions to keep my mind occupied, until school starts again, and even then I'll keep on sewing and crafting and tinkering, because I just love it too much!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Why don't I care?

I don't know why, but it seems I've stopped caring about school. Not suddenly, but very gradually, this last semester. And it's such a shame I should stop caring now, because this is my last year. I only have to take two more exams (today and next week), and it's all done. So why don't I put in some effort and get it done with?
Maybe it's because I've already planned so much for next year. It will finally be something I really  want to study, a new start, all exciting new stuff. Not that I regret my decision of choosing this study, but it's not what I really want to be doing the rest of my life.
And it's not even like the material I have to study is boring or anything. It's actually quite interesting, and the teachers who gave these two courses are two of my favourite ones. The way they can tell stories always made me look forward to their lessons every Friday.
And yet, I don't care. I have an exam in six hours. So what? I've read half of the books we had to learn about, and summarized both them and the rest, and I know the stories. I know the connections. And I hardly studied at all. Maybe that's why I don't care? I feel like I already know everything?
But how can I not study? Third grade courses are supposed to be hard, and the exam is said to be a tough one. Still, no caring. I have to pass these two silly exams, or I won't be able to start my next year at the university, doing something I really like. No caring. I don't want to retake these exams in September, that will be unnecessary waste of this Summer. Error, care not found. And I don't. Know. Why.


Am I frustrated? Maybe. But not really. Scared? Not at all. Do I want to change how I feel, and start caring? I don't even know. All I know is that I'm glad the exams will be over in a week, and then we'll see. Maybe I'll start caring in a few hours, when I'm waiting to go in the classroom and take my exam. Maybe I won't. We'll see what the future brings, because right now, I really have no idea.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The first chapter of my journey.

Hurray, the adventure has begun!
At a book fair, I found a cheap booklet on how to be a writer. Usually I wouldn't buy a book like that, because they tend to be full of crap. However, when I flipped through this one, it seemed different. It's an honest book, easy to read, and hard to put down. The writer tells her own story about how she became a writer, and gives small exercises to help you express yourself, and get used to writing. The exercises aren't always easy (for example, How could you improve/enrich your "writing self"? Write for ten minutes.), but completing them gives me a lot of joy. The idea of these exercises is to write, write, write, not just think but actually put thought to paper. So even if the exercises themselves don't help much, I'm getting experience in just writing.


One of the exercises is to start a reading and writing club, at a local library or bookshop, for example. At first I was scared, because I generally don't like meeting other people, and certainly not on my own initiative. But then I remembered my best friend, who is also trying to write a book. We have more or less the same taste in books, and often lend books to each other. So as of yesterday, our little book club consists of two people. Yay! We will ask some of our other friends if they'd like to join, but no one we don't know already. This should make things a lot easier, we agreed. 
Of course, exams first... so there's not much we can do until July. But starting this summer, we will meet up every two weeks, discuss a book we've been reading, and do some fun writing exercises. Not too much stress, just experimenting a bit. And if we don't feel like writing, that's no big deal, then we'll just talk about other authors some more.
The first book we will read is A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's one of Shakespeare's works we both haven't read yet (which is a shame!), and starting off with something classic seemed a good way to go. We will read some fantasy (since that's our favourite genre), some classic works (like Shakespeare), and anything else that seems interesting along the way. Not too much of the same thing, but nothing we don't like.


I'm really excited to see how this little experiment will work out. I hope we'll be able to keep it up, but I have a good feeling about it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

I wish I was a writer.

I mean, I wish I could write books. I'm good at inventing worlds and stories, and working out intriguing plot lines, but it's the actual writing I'm no good at.
Writing descriptions, dialogues, and pretending the characters don't know what's going on while I've already worked out the development of the entire story is really hard. And being good at that makes you a good writer. Letting your characters be surprised, or making them do something stupid, is something I don't seem capable of. Usually they are too smart or too careful, so the story never gets interesting enough. So it seems I'm not cut out to be a writer.
But I'd love to write so much. My head is full of ideas and stories that are waiting to be told, characters who want to live their adventures and save their princesses. One day they will leave their homes, very cautiously, and find their way through the world of book-writing, revising and rewriting until their stories are told. But for now, they remain safely in their homes or wherever they are, until I am brave enough to pick up my pen.


This will be one of my first adventures. And what more suitable way could there be to practice writing than to start a blog? In between adventures I might try some writing experiments, so be warned.



Hoist the sails, it's adventure time!