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I have been horribly remiss in my Advent Calendar... I basically missed all of Finals Week. Which is understandable, because *finals week*, but still.

This book is INCREDIBLE. It's bite-sized, takes only about 5 or 6 hours to read a whole one, but so much happens in it that if feels like you've only just picked it up. There's Greek gods being hilarious, Percy and Annabeth and Grover being dorky and sweet and brave and AWESOME, and it's just heart-warming and fun and scary and just beautifully written.

Plus, they're making a movie of it that's going to come out on President's Day, and THEY'VE DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT. I haven't been this excited for a movie since I was twelve and waiting for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".

This is Chris Baty's book for NaNoWriMo, and it's full of inspirational tidbits, whether you're participating in NaNoWriMo or not. It's just full of go-get-'em energy, and just-for-the-fun-of-it attitude that really connects with me. I love this book.

Chapter One is right HERE!!!

I firmly believe that this is one of the best Doctor/Rose fics ever written -- at least, it's certainly the best I've ever read. The Doctor and Rose have children and a whole life together, and the dialogue is witty and sweet (and the smut is amazing, btw) and the kids! Oh man, these kids are as real to me as the Doctor and Rose are. They are just so dynamic and wonderful.

Plus, [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68 is completely sweet. She's such a wonderful person, I highly recommend friending her. <3

Okay, this is kind of cheating, because musicals ALWAYS make me cry. All musicals do, it's just a thing. But "Wicked" holds a special place in my heart -- I saw it when I was 13, and it had just come out, and it truly did change my life. After "Defying Gravity", when the curtain came up and I was sobbing, I knew that musical theater was something I wanted to be a part of my life for my whole life. It became just something I loved to something that was really integral to my self-identity.

I've seen it 3 times since then, and I still cry through the entire show every time. (Guys, I teared up just LOADING THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO) It's just a show that is very personal to me. I've sung Elphaba's songs so often since then that it has literally CHANGED my voice from a first-soprano to a mezzo-sop range. Someday, I'm going to be in that show. I feel like it's fate. So yeah, this song is very important to me.

An Art Piece -- The One I've Got in my Room?

Okay, so my family and I were on this cruise once, and there was an art auction. Now, me and my parents went, because they're usually pretty cool, and there was this one watercolor. It was done in purples and greys and blues and turquoise, and it was of this smokey-eyed girl wearing a hat. And, for some reason, I absolutely fell in love with this watercolor -- I have no idea why. Something in her expression... I couldn't tell you. My Dad says that's what art is all about.

Anyways, my parents put in a bid, but didn't get the painting. I was disappointed, by my life moved on.

That Christmas, I opened one of my presents, and guess what painting I recieved. I freaked out -- my Dad said that it was so rare to see me so stoked about a specific art piece that he would have felt like it would have been too much of a shame to miss it. One more reason why I love my Daddy. ♥

This is a fun group. Grinnell isn't really an 'arts college'... but it *is* full of kids who just love to sing. <3 We learned this song by listening to a group do it on Youtube and copying what we heard. I'm in the white shirt with the blue scarf!

A Talent of Yours -- I can fool anyone into thinking I know what I'm doing.

Weird, but true. I learned long ago that if you approach what you're doing with an air of complete confidence and authority, NO MATTER WHAT IT IS, people will assume that you are extremely experienced and capable at it. I've fooled a room of 200 of people into thinking I've had years of latin ballroom training, for instance, just because Willy and I were messing around to some salsa music like we thought we were on So You Think You Can Dance. XD Confidence, baby. It's the secret to LIFE. And a talent I have... which is why I think I'll be good in Business Management.

OH MAN. That took forever. But now I'm done! And I'm home! For 5 weeks! Gotta get back on writing my Alice epic...

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