Thursday, November 25, 2010

Carving the turkey: Lightsaber style!

"Dad Carves the Turkey"

I love this picture. xD
Anyway, this isn't much of a post because I'm in a hurry to go downstairs, eat some food (i was sick yesterday  so I didn't eat much) then i gotta start cooking! Woo!
So, quick list of what I'm thankful for (this will be on my other blog and that one will possibly be longer and more detailed.)

~My family (duh)
~My friends (duh)
~George Lucas
~My ipod
~My computer
~Basically the fact that I am so blessed when it comes to how much I have when some people have none. (i'm sorta a spoiled brat actually.)
~My ability to act
~God's love
~J.K. Rowling

Yupppp, thats what I'm thankful for. :D

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

"Set aside your differences"

Monday, November 22, 2010



Just the word makes me excited. I feel like I'm about to put on a show. Which I am, in a sense. An audition is the key to either making or breaking your career.

While I have never auditioned for a part in a movie, I have done a couple for smaller things. In my third semester of drama classes, all of the students auditioned for roles in the play that we were performing. My friend and I were extremely nervous and we were praying for the Rapture to happen before we had to audition. It being our first audition, our teacher went easy on us and we just read the parts from the script. I got the part that I wanted, which was the role of the Witch. I also auditioned for the part of the Magic Mirror. I messed up while auditioning. (I didn't mess up on purpose; I stumbled over the words).

For my second audition, we had to audition to get into the Teen Advanced class. (I love being part of a class where you have to audition to get in). Both Qui and I successfully made it. We had to perform a scene between Lucy and Linus.  I think it was Linus........... I did better on that one.

Now, I have a chance to audition to be in a full scale production--it's the winter All-Star Camp! Auditions are December 11th. We'll be putting on The Secret Garden in March. Well, they will. I might, considering if I get a part or not.  My teacher's encouraging me to audition.

My advice for all those auditioning?

1. Know your lines. Pretty self-explanatory.
2. Know your character. Have a "moment before" planned out and fixed firmly in your head. What was your character doing right before the monologue? What is he/she like?
3. Be confident. There will always be actors better than you. The sooner you realize it, the better off you'll be. Get to know who these actors are and start watching them and learning from what they do.
4. Get plenty of sleep. It won't do well for you to be yawning in front of the auditioners. 
5. Don't be nervous. Everyone has messed up at some point in their career, even the auditioners.
6. Have fun! One of the best parts of acting is getting to be someone else. Revel in that and have fun being someone completely different than the real you.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eragon = Star Wars?

So, i'm having a very difficult time deciding what to post. And I just got up and ate a bowl of cereal. And there I just did a math lesson. Oh what fun.
Anyway, I know what I'm gonna post now! It'll be short and to the point!!
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini are...wonderful books. I love them. And I mean, congrats to Paolini for writing the book when he was like 15 or something. If you've read them, you'll understand that he /must/ be uber smart. He was homeschooled, so it makes sense. :3
But, he HAD to be a Star Wars fan. Because the similarities between the first two books and the first two (original, not prequel) Star Wars movies are ridiculous.

A New Hope= Eragon
-Slightly whiny farm boy (Eragon and Luke) lives with his Uncle (and aunt in Luke's case.)
-He leaves home with some seemingly crazy (or really is crazy, depending on how you would like to look at it) old man (Brom and Obi-Wan.)
-Luke/Eragon continues his journey with a stranger (Han/Murtagh) and the two rescue a beautiful elven girl (or princess) named Arya/Leia.

Empire Strikes Back= Eldest
-Eragon/Luke goes to an elven city/Dogobah to train to become a Rider/Jedi under Oromis/Yoda, the only other Rider/Jedi left.
-Eragon/Luke sees visions of impending doom through a scrying glass (Force Vision)
-Eragon/Luke then takes it upon himself to go save the world and not complete his training like a total idiot.
-*ANOTHER MAJOR PLOT POINT SPOILER* Eragon/Luke finds out that Morzan(A bad guy who basically had the same job Vader had)/Vader is their father. But we find out in the third book, Brisingr that Brom is really Eragon's father and that is where a difference between SW and Eragon occurs. xD 

There is one more book, Brisingr (theres also another one coming out soon I think) but I never finished it. Its /very/ slow moving, and its huge. So I googled similarities between Brisingr and RotJ and I found no one talking about that. So, its possible that Paolini was getting alot of the stuff I wrote above. xD So, he made an effort not to copy RotJ.

Anyway, next week will be my monthly update! Then the week after that, I'm not entirely sure.



PS: Last weeks poll results!
LOVE IT!= 46%
Its good, but I haven't gotten much into it= 15%
haven't read them= 15%
Whats EU?= 23%
No, i hate it, I hate star wars= 0%  :DDD Yay, no haters!!!

So, the majority love the EU books. For those who voted "Whats EU", EU stands for the extended universe. Its basically all the books and comics and stuff.

New poll up!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Time!

So, I'm going to do a really short post this week.

Be working on your lists! Yes! NOW! It's almost Christmas time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My FAVORITE time of year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I get fangirly over Christmas. LOL! :P

Good news for all Her Universe shoppers! Free shipping through this Sunday (11/21)! Pass on to your parents and/or whoever you send your list to.
Not as good as the 20% off that they had a few weeks ago, but, FREE SHIPPING?! That's..........$8 saved right there. More if you chose a higher shipping cost. Go to

See, Ashley does listen to her fans. Thank you, Ashley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's the first five things on your list?

Mine are:
I Know shirt
The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy
Set-Apart Femininty by Leslie Ludy
Padmé in her wedding dress action figure
Remote Control Lightsaber Room Light


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Middle of the week post from Qui!

This post has been deleted due to the fact that Qui no longer shares her real name on the internet.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

How to Get a Girl Like Padme!

Ok ok here we go. I’m going to justify this post by saying, “I, a Han fan girl, have the right to write this post because Anakin won the poll.” Ok, now, time for the post.

Do you want to get a girl like this? -->
A girl who won’t be able to resist your manly charms, even though you’re four years younger than her? Well, this tutorial will show you all the steps to becoming a man like Anakin.
       1.)    Be a slave. Go back and look at your childhood. Were you a slave as a child? A slave that despite having nothing, decided to help people he didn’t even know? If so, its your lucky day, you’ve passed the first step and can now move onto the second step! If not…well…lets just say, you will have to go find a flux capacitor, go back in time to your childhood (and try not to screw everything up) and make yourself that slave boy. I suggest finding your own personal Doc to help with this.
       2.)    Be force sensitive. It’ll work well with your girl’s force sensitiveness! Its chemistry!! And the fact that you are force sensitive will buy you out of slavery. IF you are not force sensitive, don’t even try step one. You should just give up right now.
       3.)    Train to become a Jedi. Enough said.
       4.)    Become your girls body guard. She’ll look to you for protection, and it’ll allow you more time be near her, and woe her. Also, it will give you the chance to save her life.
        5.)    Be dangerously handsome. Anakin always looks like he is glaring, even when he’s not. You do get the occasional smile. But for some reason, girls go gaga over his ‘dangerously handsome’ look.  
       6.)    (OK people, this is a authors note real quick: This next one is all in good fun, and I’m just going along with it, and am I no way being serious.) Try to seduce her. Of course, if you are failing at step 5, then this will probably not work. For instance, touch her shoulder, or her lower back. Tell her she’s beautiful. Move in for the kiss….then BAM! KISSING!  But wait, she’s stopped kissing you! She’s saying its wrong, what do you do now?? Well, lets move onto step 7.
          7.)    Argue with her. Adds to the drama of the relationship, and makes for a better climax in your relationship with her over all. ;) 
          8.)Have a tragedy happen that causes you to do a very un-Jedi like thing. Enough said here  
          9.)Go on a really stupid mission you weren’t really supposed to go on and get captured! Have your Jedi master make smart comments at you while you’re both sitting there awaiting your death. BUT before you die, now would be the appropriate time to look the woman you love in the eye and hypnotize her into confessing her love for you. You will kiss, then you will go to your execution.
         10.)Don’t die. This is a very important step, because if you die, the steps before will have been in vain.  Fight along side your lover, saving her a couple times if you can.
          11.) Be rescued. Also important, because it has to do with step 10.
          12.)Now, you are free to secretly marry her. Don’t tell the other Jedi about this though, because technically you guys aren’t supposed to be getting married
           13.) Grow long flowy hair and have even more of a scowl on your face.  
           14.) Do your second un-Jedily thing. It could be anything, but preferably killing someone; perhaps an unarmed (or…unhanded xD) man, which is just not a good thing to do, Jedi or not.
            15.) You’ve gotten your wife pregnant, good job! You’re gonna be a daddy!
16.) Turn to the dark side. Don’t worry, your wife will still love you, for she is so forgiving and she loves you unconditionally.
17.Kill a bunch of innocent children. Again, your wife will love you unconditionall.
18.) Almost kill your hugely pregnant wife. Notice, I said /almost kill./ She’ll probably die on her own anyway (;-;) in child birth.
19.) Get both your legs, and your hand cut off, and get horribly burned in lava. And that ends the happy life you lived with your beautiful wife. You did not die, but she did.
Now, we’ll be right back after this commercial break.

What do you do now that you’re horribly ugly and incapable of moving? You get this brand new, never used, Darth Vader suit!! With new legs, a new hand, and a really cool mask that makes you sound like you always have a cold, you’ll be fully equipped for your years of Sith lordly-ness.  Its only $99,999,999 plus shipping and handling! If you act NOW we’ll include this cool harmonica for you to play wicked harmonica solos on!!! This offer does not include Canada, Naboo, Tatooine, or Dogobah.  
And we’re back with the final step!!!
20.) After you’ve acquired your Darth Vader suit, shake your fists at the sky and shout, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” when you find out your wife has died.
22.) Learn how to play awesome harmonica solos, just to creep your son out when you finally meet him face to face later on in life.

I wish you good luck on your journey to becoming Anakin!

Ok guys I got all sad when I wrote the last step (not the harmonica one, the one before it.) For some reason I was thinking he screamed, “PADME!!!” But I couldn’t be sure, so I went and watched that last part of the movie and I was like, “……;-; Padme just died……;-;” I hardly ever watch that part because I hate it. Its sad.
Anyway, I’m gonna give you a topic of discussion for the comments below, just to avoid TOO many angry Ani’s girls comments. (PS: Padme, you are still free to post your feelings on Anakin.)
Star Wars: is it fantasy or sci-fi?
Have fun with that my dear readers, and I bid you good Thursday!
PS: Notice how I included the harmonica? ;)

PPS (or is it PSS): The other day,  i was at a dinner at my church and I was sittign with the youth group. I ended up sitting next to this dude who looked like Luke Skywalker. EXACTLY LIKE HIM! I was thinking maybe he's a teenage Mark Hamill come to the future to do something! But no...his name is Cameron. xD

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rewritten Ending

This is my "perfect" ending to my absolute favorite scene in The Empire Strikes Back.
Warning: It's


Han couldn't believe it. Finally, after months of arguing and waiting, Princess Leia was in his arms, her lips pressed to his. She had stopped resisting, and was now still. The soft grinding of servomotors rose up above all the other sounds of the injured Falcon. "Master Solo! I found what's wrong with the Falcon!" C-3PO, Luke's annoying golden protocol droid entered the small maintenance hallway exuberantly.
Han pulled away reluctantly, mentally telling himself that he would someday kill the droid. "Thank you, Threepio. I really needed to know that at this moment."

When the scruffy looking smuggler (as described by the proper princess herself) turned away to talk to Threepio, Leia scooted back against the wall. Her heart was racing and her breathing had accelerated. She crouched down, scooted around the corner, and lowered her head onto her knees. Attempting to breathe quietly, she concentrated all her will on her lungs. She heard Threepio shuffle off and Han turn around. "Princess?" She held her breath.

Han saw the white toe of Leia's boot stick out. Spreading his cocky half-grin over his face, he walked around the corner and knelt in front of her. "Hey," he said softly. She pointedly turned her head away from him. "Are you mad at me?"
"Why would I be mad at you?" Her voice was strangled.
He placed his hand on hers and was rewarded by a shiver that ran through her body. "I think," Han dropped his voice to a serious whisper. "that you're hiding something from yourself."
"Like what?"
" you feel about me."
Leia glanced at him with the corner of her eye. There was no hint of teasing in his eyes, just She drew in a deep breath.
"C'mon. I don't bite."
She buried her face in her knees and dared to whisper. " are.......a good..............." She swallowed hard and squeezed her eyes shut. "........kisser."
To her surprise, she heard no laughter. Silence filled the little area. When Leia looked up, Han's eyes and face were filled with longing. "Leia........I think that's the nicest thing you've said to me in a long time."
She bit her lip. "It's true."
Han smiled. He knew better than to point out the fact that many of his past acquaintances had proved that point. He knew now that he had never loved them. It had just been an adolescent attraction to a pretty girl. If this was love he felt now, he wanted to spend the rest of his life by Leia's side. Slowly, he reached out with his hand and stroked Leia's hair.
"Han, would you kiss me again?"
"With pleasure." He opened his arms wide and Leia slipped into his lap. Wrapping his arms snugly around her, he lowered his mouth to hers.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quick Announcement

Amazing header. I beat you, Jedi~Chick, in squealy fanigirlness for this one!!!!!!!!!!!!

My word count is almost in the 5,000s. Yes!

I'm going back on set of The Preacher's Daughter tomorrow. I'd say there's a pretty good chance that you'll see me in the movie. ;)


How to Get a Girl Like Leia! (For guys)

Do you want to get a girl like this? ------------>
Well, here are the simple steps you need to be Han Solo!
1.)  Be witty.  Han almost always has the right thing to say, whether its bitingly sarcastic, hilariously funny, or just plain charming, he knows what to say.
2.)  Get a wookiee. It’s a well known fact that Han Solo wouldn’t be the same without his faithful wookiee, Chewbacca.
3.) Be charming! Girls liked to be charmed to the point where they don’t know what to do other than kiss you!  Example?
 Leia: I love you!
Han: I know.
PS: That face will be the girls face when she realizes that you could possibly die in two seconds.
 4.) Do something daring that’ll make her see you as a hero. It could be anything from saving a Jedi from the abominable snowman to saving her from her murderous father. (Cue the Ani’s-girls angry faces.)
5.) Get yourself frozen in carbonite. She’ll go to great lengths to save you, and later on you’ll get married and have babies. NOTE: Step 5 should be preformed right after step 3, NEVER to be done before she admits that she cannot resist you, when she still thinks yours a scruffy looking nerf herder.  It is also not recommended that if she calls you a scruffy looking nerf herder to reply, “Who’s scruffy looking!” Because then she will most likely kiss your best friend and make you watch.
6.) Be amazingly gorgeous. Sadly, for some of you this isn’t even an option. But if you’re lucky, the steps before this one might just get you a girl somewhat like Princess Leia.

If you’re attempts are unsuccessful, you can just call 888-888-8888 to order your very own Princess Leia robot! Why have a real wife, when you could have computer wife? And if you  call in the next 5 seconds, you could get TWO Princess Leia robots for the price of one! But this offer is no longer valid because your 5 seconds are up. Order your Princess Leia robot for $9999.99 plus shipping and handling, today! 

Afterwards: Hope you liked this post guys! :D I am quite proud of it, although it went from a tutorial to a infomercial. But thats ok! For all you who are wondering, my writing is going wonderfully, at the moment my word count is 7274! Today I will hit 10k!
Look forward to Pamde's post on Monday! 


Monday, November 1, 2010

Movie Set Pictures!!!!!!!

Hello everyone!

I've finally gotten my act together (haha) and I'm going to post about my movie making experience.

This is Qui. But it is not Qui.

My friend Ratty had to stand in for the main character, Hannah, and this is a view of her in the screen that I was standing by.

There was so much stuff in that small sanctuary. They were constantly telling us, "Watch your step. Don't trip, please."

I love this picture--they had fog machines going to create the flashback quality that we shooting. It was around 9, and the sunlight streaming in was like light from Heaven. This is actually a good picture; I took it with my mom's iPhone, instead of my camera.

For those of you who are new to this blog, I had the opportunity to be an extra on the set of a movie. The movie is titled 'The Preacher's Daughter' and it's going to be released next year. My friends and I are all hoping that it will be released in theaters, so we can go to the first showing and be obnoxiously loud by shouting out and pointing at ourselves when we're seen. :) That makes me laugh. I don't do stuff like that--unless I'm under the influence of a LOT of sugar. Yeahhhhhhhh.....................if you have any more questions about this experience, let me know!

For a final note, NaNoWriMo started today, so Qui and I are frantically writing our novels. I just started work on my second page! Yay! :D