Friday, November 11, 2011

new

so i've decided to start a different blog. it's now at http://littleegan.blogspot.com/. so go on over there and you'll see all things not just writing things. thanks.

edit: 11/21 it now has the corrected wed address for my new blog. sorry about that everyone.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

quoteables

so it's been a really long time since i've done this. sorry everyone. i'm back now. watch out! hehe. i'm a mood for love quotes. so here they are.

-"it's amazing how i know i can't, i could never walk away." - cartel
-"i love you for not only what you are, but for what i am when i am with you. i love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. i love you for the part of me you bring out." - elizabeth barnett browning
-"if you are not too long, i will wait here for you all my life." - oscar wilde
-"he understood for the first time how if you believed you belong to someone no piece of paper or priest's benediction could make it any more real." - ?
-"love me in the night, but don't please don't leave me in the dark." - tom robbins
-"what a difference a day made and that difference is you." - jamie cullum
-"i held your hand you stole my heart." - parlour mob
-"but when its my time to throw the next stone, i'll call you beautiful, if i call you at all." - chris cornell
-"i wish i was beautiful or that you were half way blind." - harry chapin
-"lost for you i'm so lost for you." - dave matthews band
-"you wear nothing but you wear it so well." - dave matthews band
-"i like the way you say "baby"' - black crowes
-"i love you more than all that's on the planet." - shakira

white blank page

so mumford and sons have a song called 'white blank page' and it is just a wonderful song about writing. i love how he writes about writing as if it was a woman. so here are the lyrics to the song.

Can you lie next to her
And give her your heart, your heart
As well as your body
And can you lie next to her
And confess your love, your love
As well as your folly
And can you kneel before the king
And say I'm clean, I'm clean

But tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart
But tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart

A white blank page and a swelling rage, rage
You did not think when you sent me to the brink, the brink
You desired my attention but denied my affections, my affections

But tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart
But tell me now, where was my fault
In loving you with my whole heart

Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life
Lead me to the truth and I will follow you with my whole life

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

hitchhiker letterbox

so i have gone and created my first letterbox. it's a hitchhiker letterbox. a hitchhiker letterbox is: A letterbox without a home. A hitchhiker is hidden with another letterbox, and the person that finds it is expected to take the hitchhiker to another letterbox. - as defined by atlas quest. my hitchhiker was not carved by me, i got another letterboxer to do that, and she did an amazing job! i had asked for a carve of a rose and she did wonderfully. i named the letterbox 'just as sweet' after shakespeare's romeo and juliet's quote of '... a rose by any other name...'. i'm very excited about it. since one can't find it unless it's at the letterbox they are at, for the clue i just put the full quote from the play. for the first find, i'm mailing it to one of my best friends, lindsay. she lives in florida and is the person who got me into letterboxing. so i'm going to mail it off to her and she can put it in the first letterbox that she finds. here's how the clue looks for my letterbox - click on clue. and here's the picture the of what my stamp is.
 - i must say a big thank you to a friend of mine. he really helped me out with what i should name the letterbox, what the stamp should be and everything else. so big thank you to my portillos eating partner in crime.

Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween!

for halloween i thought i would share an image from one of my favorite comic writers/artists. this is from roman dirge, he writes the comic called lenore. he has written other things also, but his main story is lenore. the comic lenore got her name from my favorite story by edgar allan poe: the raven. i thought i would share an image he created for a tshirt that depicts lenore.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

bookshelf quilt

for all you quilters out there, here is a tutorial on how to make a bookshelf quilt.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

captain america movie

i know this is a day late, but the captain america movie is out in stores now! hurray! in some ways the movie follow the comics great, but in some ways it doesn't follow at all. but over all i like the movie. so if you haven't seen it yet, go out and rent it. i know netflix has it if you get dvd's mailed to you. so go watch it!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

hey you - pink floyd

Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles
Can you feel me?
Hey you, dont help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight.

Hey you, out there on your own
Sitting naked by the phone
Would you touch me?
Hey you, with you ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out
Would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home.

But it was only fantasy.
The wall was too high,
As you can see.
No matter how he tried,
He could not break free.
And the worms ate into his brain.

Hey you, standing in the road
always doing what you're told,
Can you help me?
Hey you, out there beyond the wall,
Breaking bottles in the hall,
Can you help me?
Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

earth's mightest heros

so the avenger's movie that comes out next summer has an official trailer! i'm so excited! marvel has been doing a great job with all their movie makings of their comics (spiderman doesn't count - marvel didn't have any control) and this looks like it will continue with that. so here it is:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

anonymous

so there's a new shakespeare movie coming out. it's called anonymous. the trailor looks AMAZING! it looks like it follows the story that shakespeare was actually an english lord. it comes out october 28th, i can't wait!

fantasy map

so after all these years we finally know how close middle earth is to narnia.

Monday, October 3, 2011

ghostbusters #1

so my friend jimmy (who was my boss when i worked for the comic shop) has been animated and put on the cover of ghostbusters #1. totally awesome! it's the variant cover and everyone should go and buy it!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

costume charactors

so when i was at dragon con there were many different costumes there. from tv shows, movies, comics, manga, video games and of course literature. well since this is a blog about writing i thought i would post the pictures specific to literature here. so here they are.

this was posted before with my main post regarding dragon con, but this is jarlax from the forgotten realms world. he is a very smart dark elf.

these two women are mord sith's from the sword of truth novels. these women are very badass women who can kill anyone who steps in their way. 

this is laurana and raistlin from the dragonlance series. laurana is an elf and raistlin is a human wizard. both are very cool characters, but raist is my favorite.

this is matrim cauthon. he is a character from the wheel of time series. he is a very care free character but always lands into trouble. hehe. his army's slogan is 'it's time to toss the dice' i want to get that tattooed on my back.

and this stern fellow is jamie lanister from the song of ice and fire series. also known as the game of thrones series. at first i didn't like this character but as i continued to read the books, i started to like him.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

tell tale winnie the pooh

i saw this and i just fell in love with it! so amazing. even drawn in the style of winnie the pooh. amazing! plus i just love edgar allan poe! and my favorite story too. just a win all the way. i had used the beginning of tell tale heart for a try out for a play. got me a call back, though in the end i didn't get the part. ok i'll stop talking, here's the picture. awesome!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

hockey captain america

any time i can combine hockey with comics, i'm totally down. a friend of mine sent me this picture and i just had to share. the hockey player is mike madano and he is considered one of the best american born hockey player's. he is the all time leader for american born hockey players in points in hockey. and of course you know who captain america is.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

shakespeare letterbox

so i had gone letterboxing a couple weeks ago and have been meaning to mention it here. the letterbox was in a beautiful park and me and a friend went together to look for it. for my friend it was his first time going letterboxing and so i was excited to show him what goes on. the park we were in was just absolutely beautiful. i wished we had time to spend in the park but we only had time to get the letterbox. but we made the best of the time we had. the letterbox we found was a carving of shakespeare. you started at a statue of shakespeare and then followed directions to the letterbox. the stamp was an exact copy of the statue. it was amazing. i don't have a picture of the stamp but i have a picture of the statue. hope you enjoy. and as a ps, i've gotten my friend hooked on letterboxing and we have now found a couple more stamps together and plan on finding some more. so here's the photo of the statue.

superman in london

Saturday, September 17, 2011

spiderman

spiderman knows how to roll. totally fucking awesome!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

dragon con!!!!

ok i'm finally here to post about dragon con. i'm not going to do it linear sorry. but i'll definitely highlight the awesomeness of the con.

- got to meet timothy zahn. and i got photo with him and he signed one of my books. he wrote the star wars books that are after movie 6. he wrote what would be 7,8,9. and they are the only books that are ok'd by lucas saying they are what happened after the movies (there's a picture of me with him on my flickr).
- got to meet tracy hickman and laura hickman. tracy hickman is one of the authors of the dragonlance series. laura hickman is his wife and has written some books with tracy. i got pictures of them and signatures.
- went to the stan lee panal. was amazing to see him. he's so absent minded but his work is amazing. he had just gotten back from shooting his cameo for the avengers movie.
-went to the lou ferrigno panel. he is one of the most positive people. he is all about making yourself connected to your body and being in a good positive life. it was pretty cool to see him. i think my dad was more excited about me seeing him then i was. hehe.
-went to the time travelers ball with greg, katie and rob. katie, rob and me dressed in steampunk (there's a picture of us on my flickr).
-saw greta win the intermediate level of the costume contest with her steampunk outfit (there's a picture of greta in her steampunk constume on my flickr).
-got to meet new people for i only new 2 of the 8 people on the trip.
-went to atlanta for the first time.
-bought some really cool swag. got an officially licensed wheel of time Aes Sedai ring. which means that robert jordan designed how the ring should look. got a captain america hoodie. got a captain america shot glass. got some bumper stickers: one is a wizard with a fire ball in one hand and the other is a smoldering gun and it says 'sometimes magic just doesn't finish the job', the other bumper sticker (pay attention travis) says 'there's nothing like a good full pipe at the end of the day'.
-saw some really cool constumes. there were some venture brothers, jarlaxe, mord siths, raistlin majere and Lauralanthalasa Kanan, captain america and red skull, a million harry potters and a million dr's from the different dr. who's, steampunk, star wars, star trek, firefly and sooooo much more. 
-they did a blood drive and me, greg and greta all gave blood. we got a tshirt as a thanks.
-now here are some photos.












Thursday, September 8, 2011

dragon con

it's late and so all i can say for now is that dragon con was amazing! definitely going to have to make this a yearly thing. all the pictures i have up right now are on my flickr account. i'll post more when i actually post about dragon con.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

dragon con

so i thought i would share my excitement with everyone. for the last three years, i have been going to comic conventions. my first year was wizard world of chicago, the second one was c2e2 and this year i'm going to dragon con. i'm very excited for dragon con this year! it's next weekend and it's in atlanta, GA.

why am i posting this here? well, writers, stan lee, timothy zhan, and tracy hickman are all going to be there. i'm totally excited about getting their signatures and meeting them. for those who don't know: stan lee is the original creator for many different comics at marvel, timothy zhan wrote the three books that come after the 6th star wars movie and tracy hickman is one of the authors for the dragonlance series.

i'm also totally excited for i'll be cosplaying for the first time. i'm going to wear a steampunk out fit. i'm wearing a corset, some black leggins, bullet casing, and some black riding boots. plus steampunk jewelry. i'm totally excited about it all. i'll post pictures of my outfit when i come back.

so over all i'm totally stoked and can't wait! i'll put some pictures here and i'll definatlly have pictures up on my flickr. hurray for conventions!

Monday, August 22, 2011

booklamp

so i've found this awesome website called booklamp that its kind of like pandora only for books. you type a genre/author/title of book and they find other books for you that relate to what you typed in there. so for example: if i type dragons of the hourglass mage by margaret weis and tracy hickman; i will get other books by the same authors and i will get books that have the same kind of themes in the book. like rocky terrain, physical injury and military campaign. there aren't a ton of books in the database, but there are a bunch. so it's a cool way to find more books to read that are similar to books you already like.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

disney donates $500k and 8 thousand books

Disney is going to donate $500,000 and eight million books to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need.

Since its founding in 1992, First Book has distributed more than 85 million new books to children from low-income families in thousands of communities throughout the United States and Canada. First Book now distributes an average of more than 25,000 books per day. Disney Publishing Worldwide has worked with First Book since 1999, helping to get books into the hands of kids and their families. Last year, First Book distributed a total of 7.5 million books; the donation of eight million Disney books – including titles for the youngest readers up through teen series – will help First Book double this number.

-information taken from this article.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

bansky

a friend of mine shared with me some quotes from the street artist bansky and i just had to share with everyone one specific quote.

"If you only ever read one book in your life I highly recommend...you keep your fucking mouth shut."

i know i've been a little behind in my sharing quotes, i'll have a post soon with a bunch more. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

don't panic


i love that someone got this as a tattoo. that's just amazing!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

banned books in missouri

Republic High School in Republic, Mo., banned two books, including slaughterhouse-five by kurt vonnegut, after a parent complained that the books advocate principles contrary to the Bible. After a yearlong fight, the Republic district’s school board voted unanimously monday to ban Mr. Vonnegut’s book and sarah ockler's “Twenty Boy Summer,” based on the complaints of Republic resident wesley scroggins, a professor of management at missiouri state university, and the father of several home-schooled children.
~information taken from the christian science monitor, article written by Husna Haq.

edit: msnbc's today website stated that: Up to 150 students at a Missouri high school that ordered "Slaughterhouse-Five" pulled from its shelves can get a free copy of the novel, courtesy of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

tale of three brothers

for all you harry potter fans...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

brookfield zoo and poetry

so i visited brookfield zoo and got to see the great bear wilderness. the reason i bring this up for i posted a while ago about the poetry instillation exhibit that is there. i finally got to see it and it was amazing.  the poems were picked perfectly for the different parts of the zoo they were in. and i just thought i would share the photos of the different poems that were there. sorry some of them are hard to read.








twilight

so anyone who knows me, knows how i can't stand the twilight books. i'm sorry i just don't like them. or the movies. and so when i saw this image i just knew i had to share it with everyone.

Friday, July 29, 2011

the rose shank

the rose metaphor is used all the time in high poetry. and i saw this and knew i just had to share it with everyone. hehe

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

people of earth...

saw this on youtube today. knew i had to share it with everyone. shows the power of words. shows the power of images. shows the power of music. put all three amazing things together and you get something as moving as this.

library card

i was on imgur and this was the person's post:
"i quit WoW, renewed my library card and created my own list of RL quests to tackle on this summer!"
and then he had this picture:

i thought that was an amazing post! just wanted to share with everyone else.

Monday, July 18, 2011

i heart drizzt

so today (sunday) was amazing for as i was driving home someone yelled out their car window to me, "i love your bumper sticker!" i yelled back - knowing they were talking to me - "which one?" they answered "i love drizzt!" i hollered and even raised my arm out of the car in excitement. and their car was filled with people and they all yelled it out at the same time. it was amazing. it made my day. i just love when people recognize the nerdy fantasy literature bumper stickers i have. hehe. and for those of your who haven't seen my car, here's a picture.


my car today has a couple more bumper stickers, but you get the idea. hehe.