Saturday, May 31, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - A Short History

For those of you unfortunate enough to have never seen SGA, this should help. See? Aren't I nice? (See below post for explanation of my niceness.)

My Roommate Is a Wraith

New story idea.

Seriously, this is brilliant. Well, as far as complete nonsense goes, anyway. But hey, that's me, right?

It's a Stargate Atlantis FF, so the "Wraith" thing applies to this type of thing:

That's Steve, by the way. (Hey Steve!)

So anyway. The story: My Roommate Is a Wraith. It's going to be a ton of fun to write. If you've seen Stargate Atlantis, which you should, then you'll know that the Atlantis flag team has a lot of experience dealing with the Wraith. So imagine this: Sheppard (protagonist. This guy:

who is very cool) spends some quality time with the Wraith--but they're not as smart as they seemed. Especially Dave, Joe, and Dennis, (Shep's names for them) the Wraith threesome who very much resemble the three stooges, character-wise.

Well, I won't spoil it for any of you. If you HAVEN'T seen SGA, (shame on you!) then the video might help. (See above post.)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer Agenda

Finally, school is out (aside from the day left that's just to collect refunds and the third 'yearbook' day, that is.) My agenda for this summer consists mostly of write, read, watch a heck of a lot of Stargate Atlantis before Season 5 starts, write, Stargate, memorize the Emancipation Declaration (already memorized the Gettysburg Address), write, Stargate, try my hand at making a few videos, write, Stargate, write, and try to refrain myself from strangling siblings.

All in a days work.

Well, I need to finish up Spring With the Cullens, Dawn of the Personality-Challenged Power Rangers, and School's Out--For Now so I can start Summer With the Cullens and work on my own stories. For you fictional readers-of-my-fan-fiction, here's a bit of what's in store for Summer With the Cullens:
  • Something Smells Fishy: the Cullens get a humongous fish aquarium for the "kids". But things get messy when Emmet's piranha-like fish, Sherman, eats Jasper's precious General Lee.
  • Get a Job: Esme and Carlisle insist that the kids get jobs; but when the applications are shuffled on the coffee table, they apply for the wrong jobs. Oops.
  • Route 66: Road Trip! When Bella gets stuck in the car on the Cullen's roadtrip, she sees just how childish they can be; and that vampires aren't as patient as she thought!
Well, there you have it. Psychic is going well, and I started another story a few weeks back: The Marcus Favonius Chronicles: The Hannibal Plot. 15 year-old adopted Italian Roman History buff Sewell and his adopted Native American brother Thom, a mystery novel expert who knows every trick in the book are put to the test when ancient maps and artifacts from the Hannibal exhibit downtown are stolen, it's going to take a lot of history, mystery, caffeine, and Sewell's radio show--the most popular for miles and miles around--the "Forum Romanum" (under the alias of Marcus Favonius) to crack the case. (Magnus gratias to Dr. Lillian Fodermeir, my AMAZING Latin teacher for the lessons on Hannibal, by the way)

So there you have it. I'll 'gate back in later.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Book List

Well, here's the new book list I have. I guess I'll start doing one monthly/bimonthly. So, here it is:
(the ***** stuff is a rating, not curse-words, in case you were wondering. -/5.)
1. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Ninth Grade Slays--Heather Brewer ****
SEQUEL TO EIGHTH GRADE BITES. As teenage vampire, Vlad, starts high school, his 'blood cravings' get worse, and he is being hunted once again. He's still having problems with Meredith, the girl he likes, and doesn't neccesarily want to deal with some of the issues of being a vampire (slightly angst).
2. Battle of the Labyrinth--Rick Riordan ****
(PERCY JACKSON #4) Percy goes back to camp and Annabeth finally gets a quest: in the Labyrinth. Still trying to evade Luke and Kronos' nasties, they run into a barn of man-eating horses, a pet hellhound named Mrs. O'Leary, and demon cheerleaders. All in a day's work, of course.
3. Dracula--Bram Stoker *****
As Jonathan Harker goes on a business trip to Transylvania to visit Count Dracula, a man who wishes to purchase a home in London, Harker discovers slowly that the count is anything but human. When he is loose and in England, Jonathan sets out to stop him, aided by his recently-wed-to wife, Mina, Dr. Seward, who owns an insane assylum, Arthur Homewood, the fiancee of Lucy, who was killed by the count, and Quincy Morris, a friend of Arthur and Lucy.
4. Wolf Brother--Michelle Paver ***
(CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS #1) 6,000 years ago, 12-year-old Torak promises his dying father that he will find a sacred mountain and stop the demon bear that is killing the forest (and kills Torak's father, ironically enough). He is helped by Wolf, a wolf cub who is Torak's Spirit Guide, and Renn, a Raven Clan girl who wants to help her clan by stopping the bear with Torak--"the Listener"--before the demon bear kills everything.
5. Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City; Kiki Strike: Inside the Empress's Tomb--Kristin Miller
(KIKI STRIKE #'s 1 & 2) ***; ****
What do 12-year old's Kiki Strike (girl superspy), Ananka Fishbein (bookworm/NY Historian), Luz Lopez (mechanical genius), Betty Bent (master of disguise), Oona Wong (master hacker and forger), and DeeDee Morlock (amazing chemist) have in common? They're the Irregulars, a group of girls who protects the Shadow City underneath NYC and be all-around good guys...well, most of the time, anyway.

6. Master and Commander--Patrick O'Brian ****
(AUBRY/MATURIN #1...of 20)
In the dawn of the Napolianic War, Jack Aubrey is given command of his own ship, the Sophie. He has to hire an entirely new crew--and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, who he knew for about a day before he asked him to be the surgeon.
7. Last Knight--Hilari Bell *****
I know that I read this a few months ago, but I LOVE THIS BOOK. So THERE.
Sir Michael Sevenson is the typical 18-year-old who has no idea what he wants to do (this is fantasy, by the way) until his father scornfully and sarcastically suggest being a knight errant. The idea sticks. While going through a neighboring town on his first quest, Michael witnesses a trial in which 17-year-old sarcastic and cynical rogue, Fisk (WHO ROCKS), is being tried for numerous shifty cases. Michael pays bail and takes on Fisk as his squire. Everything goes fine (for a few days) until Michael rescues a fair damsel from a tower who turns out to be a convicted murderess.

Happy readings


Sunday, May 11, 2008


Okay, so I've always had really bad insomnia (like, not getting to sleep until three or four in the morning, kind of bad) so I just took this test on Apollo, and turns out I have DCR, Delayed Circadian Rhythm. And I scored a 74 out of 100, a "severe."

I'm proud to say that, yes, I am part vampire! Yay! (I wish.)

Well, on that happy note, I started a new story today: volume one of The Marcus Favonius Chronicles. It's about fifteen-year-old Sewell (Jack Sewell, if you had to know) and his adopted, Native American brother, Thom. Sewell runs a radio program--the most popular in the area--called the Forum Romanum, all about Roman history. When important historical artifacts from Hannibal go missing in the Hannibal exhibit, Sewell and Thom, who were there, attempt to catch the culprit and solve any historical mysteries in the way. It's all about Rome, folks.

On that note, I will not be updating my FanFic's until June 1st, for all you fictitious readers of mine.

Anyway, I also read Percy Jackson #4: Battle of the Labyrinth (by Rick Riordan), and it was very good.
And I've also read--last month, anyway, Ninth Grade Slays, the second Chronicles of Vladimir Tod book (sequel to Eight Grade Bleeds) by Heather Brewer, who is AWESOME!!!
Well, it's--hopefully, as I've got school in the morning, though not for much longer, thank toast--off to bed.