Link-Up: HOW I LIKE MY BOOKS

You all know I LOVE books. I adore them, I love them, I treasure them, I read them OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THAT’S THEIR MAIN PURPOSE RIGHT? AMIRITE? So here is mah link-up: (I know I could’ve written something less lame, but I’m feeling tired today.)

I learned how to put da button!

Locations:

  • On my bed. Curled up so the cold won’t come in. It’s really hard.
  • Sittin’ in mah’ chair. Like this too!
  • Sitting upright because that’s the only way you can sit in the school library. (I’ve grown too used to it anyways.)

Genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Contemporary
  • YA fiction (REALLY VAGUE. I KNOW.)
  • Dystopian
  • Mystery/Adventure (I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S CALLED!!)

Snacks:

  • Super-Crunchy Seaweed
  • Potato Chips
  • Pudding
  • Bread, the really soft kind with crunchy sides (I actually eat the first and last slices first…SOO GOOOOOOOOD!!!)

That’s pretty much everything. Byee!

 

PEP BAND! (and other stuff I am not excited about)

Pep Band

Pep Band (Photo credit: life is good (pete))

Well. Guess what? OK, fine, admit it, you guys are never gonna guess “what”. So I’m just gonna tell you! I’M FINALLY DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE! (Kind of!) I JUST SIGNED UP FOR THE PEP BAND!!!!!!! (That many exclamation marks wasn’t exactly needed, but I’m not the most enthusiastic person about signing up for optional stuff either.) Well, the Pep Band like a band thing that plays music for da sports teams (arrogant people, I tell you.) when they’re playing their game. I don’t see how that will help actually, but I love playing the bassoon and Darcy’s joining as well (after a series of puppy eyes and PLEAZEEEEs, she didn’t really intend to sign up.)! She plays the clarinet. Typically in a typical band class she sits on the second row and I sit on the third row next to the former-alto-sax-player-and-now-plays-bari (baritone)-sax guy who I hates basically for being really talkative (and a terrible singer, who loves to sing at the most random times. Not to mention he sings “The Barbie Song” *you know who you are*) and the other guy on the other side is in da sports team. The teacher said that we’re gonna play stuff for the sports team, so I suspect we’re gonna be a more like a cheerleading-band which plays the more band-ish songs. Well, it’s a thing to look forward to, since we only have band on Day 6 now (Which means 1 day out of six dayzzzz!! NOT ENUFF.) and the rest of the music days (Day 2 and 4) are all General Music!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I like playing the bassoon waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay (it really deserves that many a’s) better than singing, mainly because I don’t like to sing in front of people. You may notice that I do not exactly excel at socializing with people, much less performing in front of people.

Owl City

Owl City (Photo credit: pamhule)

I’ve been randomly drowning myself with Owl City music (Not News) lately so I’m probably gonna bombard you guys with random Owl City song’s random lyrics randomly (NEWS! Definitely ) in parenthesis ( () <——— These thingies) in the following sentences AKA paragraph which will not be about the PEP BAND thing and more like about the stuff that’s new in school, therefore new to me (Symphony of silver tears, sing to me. and soothe the ring in my ears…Lonely Lullaby) – I TOLD YOU I WAS GONNA DO THAT. 1. Mandarin is getting harder, I mean, like, of COURSE Mandarin Class is gonna get harder when I go up a grade, but we have a mini-quiz for five words every DAY. We have a whole packet of (I’d like to make myself believe, that planet Earth, turrrrns sloooowllyyy…Fireflies) 1,200 words. ARGHHHHHH! AKA me screaming. 2. Math isn’t getting any harder. THAT WAS NOT EXPECTED. At least we’re still learning about  PLACE VALUE, which you really can’t expect it to get any harder during the primary years. I know because I had 5 years of EXPERIENCE! (I don’t know about Middle School.) But honestly, I never feel (Dear God I was terribly lost when the Galaxies crossed, and the sun went daaark, Dear GOD, you’re the only north star I will follow this faaaar… Galaxies) like the math is challenging. Meh. 3. Guided Reading books are boring. They’re not actually THAT bad, but I just felt like rereading Inkheart, but they give me a book about Benjamin Franklin. Now that’s a bad idea, isn’t it. We also need to TAKE TURNS (A grass blade flashed with a gleam as it slashed open a moonbeam, and I stared back breathlesslyStrawberry Avalanche) READING OUT LOUD! As far as I know I really HATE reading out loud, especially when I’m reading something I didn’t want to read in the first place (say… that Benjamin Franklin book was a good example of what I didn’t want to read at the moment). Well, seems like the teacher’s saying “DEAL WITH IT, TORI” again this time. *Sigh*  4. Flocab songs suck. First of all, rap songs aren’t my thing. Second of all, refer to Number One. I DON’T LIKE THEM, except Alligator Sky (Owl City song duh.). (So here’s a reference: Where was I when the rockets came to life, and carried you away, into the Alligator Sky…Alligator Sky) 5. I am running (We were alone on the road driving faster, So far from home we were chasing disaster… Dreams and Disasters) out of things to say.

Recent Achievements:

  • Read HP fanfics ’til I dropped.
Pottermore

Pottermore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Successfully logged into Pottermore with my account (StarSilver2018 add me if you want… I ALSO HAVE THE BEST NAME EVAAA!!) and made about 200 new points for my house, Hufflepuff.
  • Wrote a long post.
  • Continued a little bit into the GIGANTIC chapter introducing all the character’s new surroundings, man, I wrote a LOT.
  • Learned a big deal about the Atropa Belladona (Deadly Nightshade) and the Nightshade Family (Solanaceae). I had to reference it for that chapter.
  • Wrote a post and added suggested photos from the bottom bar. Oh well, I don’t care.

Dear Spammers:

I might actually have to FRIKIN CUSS in this post because I am SOOOOOO FRUSTRATED with my COMMENTS!

OK, I KNOW THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO SPAMMERS and I really don’t want the other people who do not spam and are readers of this blog to have to bear with me, but I really need to get this word out to all the people who go “copy and paste” random links on the comment section and just do that for ALL the places they can comment.

The rant:

I DON’T GIVE AN EFF ABOUT WHATEVER ISH YOU ARE TRYING TO SELL TO ME VIA COMMENTS ON MY BLOG BECAUSE I AIN’T EVER GONNA CLICK ON THE LINK!!

Dear Spammers: I really really really really (really x infinity) hate you and your darn annoying link comments with all those numbers and symbols and everything. IT’S MAKING ME STRAIN MY DARNED EYES AT MY EFFING COMPUTER SCREEN. I AM SO EFFING TIRED AND SLEEPY.

Sometimes it’s about stuff that doesn’t even have any apparent connection to me… “Buy 1000 new readers for 10% less than the original price!” etc. (I know I’m a blogger, but I am a BROKE ONE)… Honestly, if I spent my money on STUPID things like those “readers” I’d have two million readers by the second day I’ve started this blog. Not that I won’t spend whatever amount of money they ask you to pay on better things like clothing and food and gum and grape soda and books.

To those of you who are selling me iPhone cases ANYWHERE, I don’t even use and iPhone. NOT everyone in the world uses iPhones, I use a Samsung Galaxy Note II. THAT IS A BIG DIFFERENCE. (In size too.)

Sometimes I can’t believe the most faithful of the spammers are the ones who put in RANDOM comments with random symbols and numbers and letters, and CONTINUOUSLY do that OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I got 33 of those messages in 2 days!

Let me end the rant with: Spammers, either SHUT UP or GET OUT. If you SHUT UP, we will both be happy, and if you chose to GET OUT I’m not gonna miss you. It’s a win-win. Spammers, It’s a hard life for us. All I ever get is comments from that number gibberish you send me! Be a good man and leave me alone in peace. If I spend half of the time trying to decipher your comments studying for tests I will be a straight A student (Gym exception, and you know it.) by now. SORRY FOR THE EXTREME EXAGGERATION. BYE. *stomps away in frustration*

Sorry.

Soooo sorryyyyy I didn’t post! I mean, schools coming and I have to sleep the summer off of me, and I have nothing to write about since I’m not thinking about anything in particular. I need to think intelligent thoughts to write an interesting and intelligent post! GOSH, AND YOU THINK WRITING INTELLIGENT POSTS WERE EASY. These are probably gonna pop up, like, way more than it should, since I have school, which is filled with a lot of people who say a lot of unintelligent things, and a lot of WORK to bring HOME, which takes me a hecka long time to do, because I do everything at my own pace, which is “SUPER DUPER DUPER MEGA SUPER SLOW”. It sucks, really, I don’t actually have an interesting life, but I’ll try to make it as interesting as possible by writing lots of fiction and pretending that it happened. I will NEVER do that. Just so you all knew, I have millions of drafts that I’ve been working on but will never post, since i think it’s either stupid or I just don’t want to continue the thoughts. So, here’s a post, hope you like it, you don’t need to, I don’t spend my life trying to please people over the internet, I have a LIFE. Bye!

 

Recent Addictions.

A very simple blurb:

Awesome stuff I’m getting addicted to.

Bravest Warriors: Created by Pendleton Ward.

I wouldn’t exactly say “new”, but I didn’t start fangirling whenever a new episode comes out a year ago. I am SO excited for this fall! Gosh. A summer with Bravest Warriors is WAAAAAY more interesting and WAAAAAY less boring than your regular un-fab-dorky-kid’s summer. Like I never say, who needs ANYTHING but air and water and food (because you need those to be able to live/not be sent to mental or normal hospitals depending on how insane you are.) when you have Bravest Warriors??

Bee and Puppycat: Created by Natasha Allergri.

Even though only Part 1 is out now (Part 2 coming August 7.), I am falling IN LOVE with Bee and Puppycat.Even though not a lot happens in Part 1, it is so awesome, it’s just waaaaay awesomer than normal awesome. I’m usually not TOO keen on judging the amount of awesome in things, you CAN trust me on this. Ya. Trust me this time. PWETTY PWEASE? (Pretty Please. I hope you didn’t need to look into this.)

IISuperwomanII: Lily (I have no idea what her last name is, I am still new, deal with it.)(Youtuber)

I’m not really sure if any of you people who get bored easily would like her videos. I mean, they are hilarious (from my point of view) and her videos are totally fabulous (from my point of view).  If you get bored REALLY easily, don’t check her out, since all she does is stand there and say hilarious things, do hilarious stuff, and basically everything is hilarious. She makes new videos every Monday and Thursday… and then I forgot what I was gonna say so JUST GO AHEAD AND GIVE HER A TRY. 

The Pulp Zine: A group of awesome people, I can’t list them ‘cuz there’s a big list. (Webmag, awesome, everything, not food, so don’t eat it.)

THE PULP ZINE! It has a lot of awesome stuff like Rookie, but just a little less wordy, or a little less popular. I had no idea it existed until two days ago. It’s totally awesome, full of simply amazing photos and other stuff because I cannot tell you in a short blurb a very detailed sentence about each of the features. But I guarantee you, it’s at least 85% awesome, since I don’t know what you think, so there. 

“So Relatable” Tumblr archives:

I am SO obsessed with looking through the WHOLE archive of the Tumbleblog of “So Relatable”, which you all probably know if you’ve been on Facebook or any other social media where people constantly post random photos of really random things (Instagram? I don’t have one yet so I don’t know.). There are currently 1758 pages of So-Relatables, and I’m on 1448 and going down… (‘Cuz I’m stupid and I ain’t gonna use the “Next Page” at the bottom.)

Rookie and TPZ archives:

I’m getting obsessed with reading things from the start. This is gonna be short, since I have no idea how I’m actually gonna write more. 

Chocolate Milk:

*gulp*gulp*gulp*gulp* …Whaaa?

Dreamcatchers:

They’re just so PRETTY. I’m constantly looking and staring at the dreamcatcher I have and thinking, “Would it look good on a Polaroid like this?”.

 

PS: Sorry I haven’t posted yesterday, I spent my day sleeping and procrastinating …the whole day. If you’d excuse me, I’m going back to sleep. 

Book Peeves, my very own.

Another linkup! I love doing The Book Chewers Linkups! YAY! I’ll get to the point this time because I don’t have much time.

Grab button for The Book Chewers

Link: The Book Chewers: Weekly Linkup: Book Peeves

Tori’s Book Peeves:

  1. When people say the movie is better than the book.
  2. When people has only watched the movie but still criticizes the book, because they simply hate books.
  3. When people say they hate that one particular book you love and has reread it a million times and the feeling hurts your guts.
  4. When people don’t understand whats the deal about the book you’re reading.
  5. When librarians get mad at me for no reason (OK, maybe for checking out 35 books, but still.)
  6. When everyone says I need to “get a life”. (I living a million lives! CAN’T YOU SEE THAT?)
  7. When people think about the movie and not the book when I say the book name.
  8. When I’m trying to collect a set of the same-styled book covers of a series, but I can’t find that particular cover for number 7.
  9. When I finally get down to the library, knowing what I want, but it’s already taken.
  10. When I can’t eat a chocolate frog or get a chocolate frog card.
  11. Wanting to buy a book, but then remembering how much book-shelf space you have left.
  12. I can’t remember THAT one character’s name.
  13. The boring twist that happens all the time.
  14. Stupid love triangles
  15. Ultra stupid main characters I can’t care less about.
  16. People ask what you are reading, but you drown them in three million different titles.
  17. Stickers on books! NOOOOOOO!!

 

I’m going on VAY-CAY-SHUN again!

Hello people! I’m leaving… again, this time, I’m leaving for Spain/Portugal on the 14th! Coming back 24th anyways. I’ll make sure that I get around to posting the pictures here… even if I have to post 57 of them or something. I took 189 on the trip…. that would be double that number on my second trip… because, well, 10 is the double of 5. Japan was so GORGEOUS!

P.S.: Vay-cay-shun is the exaggerated way of saying “vacation” for me.

 

DIY stuff I can’t do because there are practically no DIY shops in Hong Kong, and that sucks.

I didn’t post earlier today. I’m not really sorry. It’s my blog anyways. (Yes, I’m just that much of a jerk, JOLLY EDUCATED RICH KID! Like my friend, Asher/PM/Pie Man/Pie Maker/Pi Man/Fynn/Finn/Ashley/Happiness Weed/Finny/Fynny/Pi-flavored Pie Maker says.) Like my title suggests, this blog post is about me, whining about having no DIY related stuff for sale in Hong Kong, which means I can’t do LOTS of awesome stuff I see on the internet. So this post is just basically about the cuteness of everything and the awesomeness of sparkly, golden magnets. (But not sparkly vampires, just a fact, I’m not much of a Twilight fan. HP FOREVER!) OK, back to the main point, not a lot of people knew that I liked to surf BuzzFeed. Sometimes I do… there are just a few surprises on there sometimes, like photos I can’t really find anywhere else. Enough about the praise I really don’t want to write about BuzzFeed, I found some really awesome DIYs! They all look SUPER cute and UBER girly! Which is what I am, a girl.

Here’s the links!

  1. MAKE | How-To: Tiny Treat Stand – Cute teeeeenii tiiiiinnnyyyy stands. Good to put in tiny rooms with only a tiny amount of space available. I’d put it in locker for maybe some pens and teeni tiny uber cute erasers that looks like pastries!
  2. Tiny Pastry Erasers (A Tutorial) | Lil Blue Boo – Another teeeeenii tiiiinnnyyy pastry related creation!
  3. Kitiya Palaskas: CRAFT CLUB: MINI BUNTING – Cute and tiny. Did you notice that tiny almost always comes with cute?
  4. DIY Penant Flag | – Something exactly the same as the bunting, but this one teaches you to glue the flags on instead of sewing it.
  5. Make IT / 22 | D E S I G N L O V E F E S T – Golden Glitter Magnets! What can be better….
  6. Made with love by Agus Y.: DIY: Mini easel / Como hacer mini atril – A mini easel…. ADORABLE.
  7. Art from Everyday Objects: Matchsticks | – Matchstick arrows for your typical everyday-mini artery activities.

My Little (Don’t get fooled, it’s really big and gigantic and enormous and ginormous…) Impossible List

Hi! I’m back! For 5 days! I’m doing this link-up from The Book Chewers today! I know I’m supposed to show you guys pictures of places some of you’ve been before, and seen before, and taken pictures before, and seen so many times it gets really boring, but I’m still posting them……..LATER! I’m just procrastinating from choosing the photos for a bit, since I have about 180 of them, and most I don’t need…. I have lots of work to do. (And I hate work.)

 

Here’s the button:

Grab the real one on the website!

Anyways, here’s my list:

1. Become a cat and join the Clans.

2. Send someone an Earwax flavored bean.

3. Find a garden like Mary Lenox’s.

4. Become Nicholas Benedict’s assistant.

5. Help the Mysterious Benedict Society hold Mr. Curtain back.

6. Morph into something awesome.

7. Eat Blue M&Ms.

8. Fly on a broom.

9. Collect the Chocolate Frog cards.

10. Win an argument with Constance Contraire.

 

That’s all! Or the most important parts of the list that I can think of… it’s just, shortened.

Going soon, Coming back!

Hi readers! I know the font is weird (or is it? I’m not sure….), that’s because I’m writing on phone! AGAIN!!!! That was necessary. I just locked myself in my mom’s room since there’s a weird guy outside fixing our air conditioner. I’m also here to break the news of me going on vacation to Japan on Friday! I’m super excited! You might see more posts later on during my vacation,that’s probably not going to happen. But once I back on PC I’ll write some extra posts to put up on the Blog during my absence! (I hope.)(Mostly gonna be very simple song playlists, but whatever.)