Happy Mother’s Day

Today is the day that we celebrate one of the most important people in our lives: our moms.

My mom has cared for me since I was little. She and Dad raised me to be the person I am today. She has shared her favourite music with me and has helped me with Literature class and in drawing. It was from her that I got my eyes and my love of chocolate. Without her I would not be whom I am today.

She is strong; she has dealt some losses and hardships in the past and gotten through them. I yearn to have that strength that she has.

Today my family and I got to enjoy the beauty of the Como Zoo and Conservatory and two cameras were drained of their batteries. When we got home my mom got to enjoy the cake my sister baked. I don’t know where I’d be without her.

So today, be sure to tell your mom how you feel and show your appreciation for her.  So to all moms out there: Thank you for always being there.

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Fun fact: Carnations are the official flower of Mother’s Day!



I didn’t know I needed this till now: Scoobynatural

photo from: http://ew.com/tv/2018/03/15/supernatural-hot-topic-scoobynatural-merchandise/ scoobynatural.jpg

We just got to watch the very weird but very fun episode of Supernatural. By the title of this post you can tell which one.

My sister and I want more episodes like this: fun, played for laughs, and really overall enjoyable, and more crossovers. Like… Sam and Dean meet Nancy Drew (I mean, come on! Supernatural and the Ghost of Thornton Hall would be AWESOME!!! seriously… someone draw that….).

This episode took an unexpected turn and there is a bit of 4th wall breaking. I don’t want to give too much away (you should watch it for yourselves) but it was hilarious. WE were geeking out the whole time. Castiel nearly stole the show. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode and I hope to see more crossovers in the future. (Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, THEM! [the 1954 film], The Screaming Skull, IT, seriously… there is so much they could do….)

– A.B

The Crimes of Grindelwald (Trailer and some theories)

This week we have gotten a new trailer for Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald, and it is amazing!


Now a tweet from J.K. Rowling herself (I can’t find the tweet) stated that Newts patronus would be a big spoiler for the film. So when does he use his patronus? Well, here’s my theory:

With Grindelwald being sent to Azkaban for the crimes he’s committed (looking at the 1:26 mark of the trailer) he will be guarded by a very specific creature:

A swarm of Dementors arrive at the Quidditch Match.

image from pottermore.com

The Dementors.  I think we all know what specific spell repels them too…  The Patronus Charm. If you look at 1:39 of the video, you see Newt and his brother casting a spell, that (looking at the light on Newts forehead is blue/silver like a patronus charm) could be the patronus charm (although in the shots before and after this they are performing other kinds of spells so I could very well be wrong).

It could also be that he uses the patronus charm to warn Tina, Dumbledoor, the Ministry, or Jacob (Or someone else) as we know the patronus charm has the ability to carry messages.

Anyway, that’s just my theory, we’ll have to wait for the movie to see if I’m right or if I’m wrong.

Here are a few other videos I found that contain theories. One by the Super Carlin Brothers hints that the snake girl in fantastic beasts could be Nagini or that Credence is related to Bellatrix LeStrange! They’re pretty interesting so you should check them out.

The Last two are by Seamus Gordon and they’re pretty good too! He has a lot of Harry Potter videos and I suggest checking them all out.

One question I’m left with is: Will we get to see Ilvermorny at some point? I mean… Tina and Goldie DID go to Ilvermorny… maybe we’ll finally get to see the North American School of Witchcraft and Wizardy?

So what theories do you guys have? Share them in the comments below and talk to you later!


(featured image taken from Pottermore)

I just keep taking longer to write posts huh?

Hey guys, I’m sorry that it’s been taking so long for me to write posts. Life has been hectic, as I’ve mentioned before.

I hope everyone had a nice Valentines day (I’m still single but I am good with that) and I want to say happy birthday to both of my sisters, Mag who had her birthday earlier this week and Maria whose birthday is nearly upon us.

Since there isn’t much that I have to write about, I think I will tell you guys about the Black Panther. No spoilers, but I do want you guys to go and see it. It has amazing visuals and the story will bring you to the edge of your seat (it did with me!).

One of my favourite aspects was the sibling relationship between T’Challah and his little sister. It felt real. It felt like a real relationship between siblings (and as someone who has 2 older siblings, I know how they can go). The dynamic between the characters felt real, something that not all films can portray easily.

I can’t go much further without spoiling things, so I’ll have to stop there… and recommend a series instead!

Trollhunters! On Netflix! It’s by Dreamworks and is absolutely amazing. With realistic characters, an amazing protagonist, brilliant storylines, wit and charm and beautiful visuals, this is one of Dreamworks best series (side by side with “Dragons”, which is heavily referenced throughout the series). I highly recommend watching it. (I seriously can’t say much without spoiling anything! Though Draal, Claire, Jim and Aaarrrgghh!!! are easily some of my favourite characters, though the others are not bad 🙂 )

I wish I had more to write, but sadly I do not. I wish all of you goodnight and a happy Friday.


Anne Bell

Long time no chat

Hi everyone!.. um how are you guys?

Look, I am really sorry I haven’t been posting at all. I wish I could make posts about upcoming movies I want to see and have seen, but everything lately is hectic. I’m going to admit that I have been having major and a bit severe anxiety issues (I’ve read lots of helpful articles on it, I should share them…). I’m fine though.

I have a lot of projects I want to and need to work on. Some for school some for not. Right now I’ve got lots to do since I got sick, but I haven’t had a chance to get them done.

I’m really wishing I could’ve made more blog posts this year, but this year just didn’t go as expected, I think I’ve said that before in another post…. oy…. ug well anyway, I do want to start working on a little web-comic or maybe keep writing this story I began telling while playing Villagers and Heroes.

I’m rambling.

I ramble a lot.

I’m a ramblin’ man….. girl… whatever.

So, an update I guess? I joined Nanowrimo with a novel called “Zodiac”. I think I went by a different name as the author. I turned 17 on the 22nd. We got new foster cats. My sister Maria and I went and saw the My Little Pony movie on the 21st. I got my DA (Deviant-Art) account set up (Music-Pixie, – is important, and no there is nothing on my page yet sadly [new thing on to do list]), a few pets died this year but a few came into our lives, I had a pet fish for about 10 hours or something (RIP Tip, the best minnow fish I ever have).

I keep getting this feeling of deja vu but widespread like every single little thing is familiar and has already happened without the specific deja vu feeling.


Okay, so I want to ask you guys one thing. What do you want to see on my blog?

Do you want me to share photos that I’ve gotten? Share stories (made up or not), try drawing pictures (I’m working on several still 😛), try writing a mini comic? I can share movie and show theories and head cannons, ideas for stories, various other things. Maybe do an FAQ?

I want to hear from you guys more. You guys are the reason why I still have this blog running and didn’t shut it down ages ago. Why I came back after all this time to write again. I want to interact with you guys more. Get you guys to make a comment on the post, share the post with your friends, follow me to hear more and help me reach more people. I really don’t know much about doing that.

I hear stories of 17 year-old doing amazing things, winning gold medals, publishing books… I know it isn’t too common of a thing, but it kinda feels like it and it feels like I should be doing more.

Maybe I could try this idea I just had. Volunteering Vlogs. Telling about Camp Companion! …. Of course I would need a phone and mine died. I am the Milo Murphy of cell phones (had one, it died, got another, we lost it somewhere downstairs 😛). Really I have no clue if that will go through or not.

So just as a bit of a recap: I’m weird. Yup that’s it have a nice day everybody!……




…. I’m kidding

I just don’t want to keep you guys here reading walls of text (sorry, I know it’s bad 😛). I won’t be posting often, there’s lots of stuff going on and yet… I’ll try.

So, if you guys have ideas for content I can do, just keep in mind to keep it family friendly and if you like it, to share this place with your friends.

Alright, for real this time, have a nice day everybody, thank you for withstanding my long boring post and an extra thanks to those who wish to leave an idea of some kind of family friendly content. (and no, autumn photography is hard to get right now. Winter has come early to my part of Minnesota. 😛)


Some fun and some disappointment

Hiya guys! Did you catch the solar eclipse yesterday? If so, then you’re luckier than I. Sadly the ENTIRE Midwest (especially Minnesota, where I live) was under a cloud cover so we didn’t get to see much. For a few moments, however, we did get to see a partial eclipse (it looked like a crescent sun! It was really cool!).

The rest of the day went somewhat well, we went to the Mall of America. My sisters bought some stuff, but I didn’t really see anything that I wanted that I could afford (note to self: bring more than $15 to Mall of America…). One store that I knew I could get some neat stuff at was the Peeps & Company store near Nickelodeon Universe. I was actually kinda excited to go since it was my favorite Mall of America store, since the other major candy store was IT’SUGAR (which contains candies that are NOT MEANT FOR CHILDREN TO SEE, seriously, they have candies that are REALLY … questionable by my book…). So while my mom and Maggie were in a body scrub shop place, we went around the corner to the Peeps store…. only to find some weird generic like place instead. Turns out: It got replaced…. the candy there was… okay. I could buy the same ANYWHERE.

I still feel really disappointed because the only way to get any Peeps stuff now is if a new one pops up (I feel that is VERY unlikely), if I order it online, or if I go to Pennsylvania or Maryland to go to the stores THERE and that is not a very good option. I wrote to the MOA Facebook page asking if there was a chance that it would return and I’m waiting for a response (I asked not long ago).

Well anyway, things got a bit brighter, we ate at the food court, I got Panda Express, and we went to the Alpaca store and I felt the SOFTEST TOY ALPACA I HAVE EVER FELT. It was glorious. It was wonderful. It was $29 dollars. I couldn’t afford to buy it but I decided to try to save up a bunch for the next trip (plus I could get a Pikachu Build-a-bear!). (side note: the creators of Pokemon should come out with a really cute kids game called Peek-a-boo with Pikachu, I mean… that sounds adorable! No idea if it actually exists or not…).

Well I guess that’s all I have for today! I have a fund story about a bug that I want to share, but I have to do that later, I’m running low on time.

Write to you later!

-E. Anne Bell

(p.s, if you guys got some really good pics of the eclipse, share them! I would love to see them!)

Mother Nature’s Frightening Show

Today I thought would be a nice quiet day; drop off Maria at work, take some kittens to an event, and pick up a foster kitten. Well I could not have be more wrong. I’d have to say that the siren’s started at around 4:48 PM because I remember seeing the clock in our car, but I can’t say it for certain.

I should probably illuminate upon this a bit more (though the lightning did that very well): We were caught in a major downpour and tornado sirens went off. At the time we were starting to drive through the wells Fargo parking lot near 37th street Hy-vee in Rochester, Minnesota, and we were trying to find a way to get home due to having a tornado warning go through on the radio. It was about when we were turning around in the parking lot when sirens began to blare and my anxiety level went super high. As we were driving across the street when a bolt of lightning struck a telephone pole’s electrical box causing a small explosion that sounded like fireworks being blasted off nearby. My sister had her window open and I think I felt either a strong blast of wind or a small shock wave, but my sister said her ears were ringing up untill after the event was mostly over. I remember seeing the bright ember sparks fly from the box and hearing the colorful words yelled by my mom, sister, and (I must admit) myself. That is probably the only time I will EVER use that word (I will not post it here, children might be reading).

We were in town because of a Hy-vee Pet parade, but it was canceled and we didn’t get the memo due to my mom’s phone not wanting to work. After the electrical box exploded, I was feeling rather uneasy (okay actually I was already beginning to unbuckle to grab the kittens and dash inside Hy-vee). We dashed into Hy-vee, were promptly soaked, and were escorted by the staff (the awesome, wonderful, awesome, level-headed staff of Hy-vee on 37th street in Rochester Minnesota…) to the back room. Soon we were put into the coolers and while standing in our small one, we passed small kittens around to help people calm down a bit. Standing there in the backroom and cooler, I was shaking, when I was in the cooler, I didn’t feel the cold, I was just shaking. My leg was shaking and I didn’t even try controlling it. I’d have to say, I admire how calm so many of those people were. The Hy-vee staff were just standing there, and talking and sometimes even laughing!

Among the crowds, I saw people who were saying things like “well, there’s a first for everything!” and even a woman who brought her cake back there with her (Maggie thought it was funny, loved it and commented “priorities!”).

Personally, I was sacred, but I’m fine now, and my dad is picking my sister up from work (the storms have receded as far as I know) and I’m just sitting around on my laptop not doing anything other than writing this blog post. The event just seemed like an unreal blur, but I don’t think I’ll be forgetting it anytime soon. I believe there had been a tornado touchdown in Byron, but I haven’t heard of any casualties yet. I pray that everyone is okay in this storm.

The New Doctor Who

The announcement just came to us a few moments ago! In the ever popular TV show “Doctor Who” the titular character, the Doctor, is replaced every so often so the character “regenerates”. Since the beginning of the show, We’ve had William Hartnel, David Tennet, Christopher Eccleston, and the current Peter Capaldi (I’m 100% certain I misspelled at least one of those names) portray this Iconic character. Today we learned that the Doctor’s new face is also the first of its kind….

#DoctorWho #Doctor13 #StillNotAGinger

Today we see the very first female Doctor. I was wondering when that would happen. Jodie Whittaker is intense looking, but I think she would look better with darker hair and maybe longer hair too (could be a biased feeling since I have longer darker hair).

I really don’t know how to feel about this… I’ll keep my mind open and wait for the show to air and see what she does with the role and where she takes it.

-E.A. Bell


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Working, deleting, and trying again and again

Howdy folks! I’m afraid that I won’t be posting my blind bag videos at all. They didn’t turn out very well and I am really, really bummed to say that I had my mom (who was going through the camera’s stuff on her computer) put the stuff in the recycle bin. I’m considering salvaging them and at least TRYING to make them better, maybe re-record the audio or something, but I just feel out of it right now. Out of EVERYTHING.

I’m currently only doing doodles on my graphics tablet in Paint-tool SAI (it’s free if you know where to look) and OpenToonz is SUPPOSEDLY supposed to have a flipbook option but I have yet to figure out where that is and the “help” button in the program isn’t helpful whatsoever.

I’m really trying, but at least I know that my grandfather (who had a major health scare) is okay.

If you guys have ideas of where I could look for free or super-duper uber-doober cheap animation programs with flipbook options, that would be awesome! Comment me if you have advice that you can give. I’m trying to do stuff that is out of my talent range and it’s not going well at all. I feel like I’m conceded or trying to rack up sympathy points or something, and I really hate that.

I’ll keep trying out things over here, maybe I could do some character sketches for a cute animated movie thing I’m planning out and share them. Maybe….


Things are a little Hectic right now….

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve spoken to you guys, but as the title says; things are  a little hectic right now. Last week my aunt came over from California to visit us here in MN to talk to Oma (my grandmother). Her visit ended a few days ago, but we’ve still got stuff going on. Oma is sick, and I don’t want to rack up sympathy points or anything, but I want you guys to know so if you see that I don’t post anything in a while, now you know why. I’m trying to help my mom around the house, help her with Oma, and get over a cold that doesn’t want to leave.

I’m going to TRY to get my videos done, but so far I cannot fathom when or if they’ll be made and uploaded. I have a graphics tablet but I haven’t used it all week. I stopped making the blind bag opening videos after making a way shorter second one and neither that one nor the first have been edited or uploaded.

I feel like I’m letting you guys down and disappointing you by not doing the stuff I promised: making animations, making blind bag opening videos, making new stories and art for you to see…. I don’t even think we’re gonna get much of a vacation this summer! We’re going to miss the Annual Agate Festival in Moose Lake, MN, but we might travel somewhere to see the solar eclipse, but that’s just an idea floating around, it all depends on how things go.

I’m really hoping that things go better for you guys this week, and if you need a new game to play, there’s always Villagers and Heroes. It’s a really good game, and it’s heavily monitored (since it’s an online game where you can meet up with other people). My character’s name is Viranda (no clue where that name came from, it just popped into my head), she’s a level 15 priest. My Aunt introduced Maggie, Mom, and I to it and we love it!

I’m going to try to get some of those animations done, and I sincerely apologize if I can’t. This year has gone very differently from what I hoped it would be like, though sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, it happens and life goes on.

I’m also going to post memorial pages for Red the cat, Ruby the cat, and Daisy the Dog, since they passed away this year and I want you guys to hear their stories since they’re pretty neat.

Again, I’m not writing this to rack up sympathy points, I’m writing it so you guys know why I can’t be posting as often as I want to (that and lack of ideas for content). I want to try writing and drawing some webcomic ideas, make animations, the stuff I’ve been yearning to do. For now, I’ll just try and see what happens. Talk to you later, guys!

-Anne Bell

Getting things together

Hi Everyone!

School ended a few days ago and only now am I starting to get things organized. I made a blind bag opening video and I still need to edit it and also make my voice louder (cause it was too quiet). It’s not the best video, but it’s my first so it’s not gonna be good… Any hoo, my sister got her new graphics tablet and she’ll sell her old one to me later and she’ll help me set that up. I’m going to start doing sketches to understand how to draw with the graphics tablet and then HOPEFULLY I can make some animations. I don’t have a very good mic (the only mic I have is the one attached to my headphones….) so I may sound horrible, but I’ll try.

I feel bad that everything is going so slow and how I’m not giving very many updates, but right now things have gotten hectic around here. My grandmother is sick, we have a lot of foster cats at the moment (but one of our foster kittens is getting adopted, so, yay!) and lots of work to be done around here.

I have a couple of ideas for webcomics, I don’t know if I can get them set up or not, but I’ll try. Right now all I need to do is get the information organized.

Have a nice summer, and I hope to post again soon!


Anne Bell

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Wow…. just…wow…. a little bit ago my family and I got back from seeing “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and now….. now I’m just….. dude… if you haven’t seen it yet… THEN GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!! This was the best movie I have seen all YEAR… maybe ever! This truly is Marvels’ BEST film to date! Or at least in the top 3! I loved this film so much, I’ve got to see it again!

I won’t give away spoilers, but I just gotta say: a character I used to like, I now hate so much now. Seriously, the plot twists, there was one that surprised me so much I felt like I was slapped, punched, and got whiplash all at once. My head is STILL spinning a bit from the amazing emotional roller coaster I was just on!

Maggie and I both want to see it again and as I was leaving the theatre, for the first time I can remember, I felt… geeky… I was geeking out, my voice rose to a high pitch squeak of excitement and I was swinging my jacket around like it was supposed to be a sword. (sounds ridiculous now, but I’m telling you, I was super duper excited and it may happen to you when you see it!)

I certainly hope that every single one of you enjoy seeing this movie just as much as I did. I also want to warn you: While I didn’t cry outright, I did get very close and you may want to have some tissues in your pocket just in case.

One more thing: Watch until the very very very end of the credits, there are a BUNCH of Schwarmas (post credit scenes) and you’ll want to see them all!

Enjoy the Movie!


P.S I’m still working on putting together animations, I still need to get a graphics tablet, I have a good list of stuff I also need, but it’ll be a bit, sorry for the delay.

Long Days, Trials and Errors, and more Obstacles, but the Guardians of the Galaxy have come to save the day

Hi Everyone! Well the weekend is over and school is back and I’m still waiting to be able to buy a graphics tablet, so for now, the animations are on hold, sadly. But tonight after school and chores, I’ll see if I can write up a good short story for you guys. I’m going to have to take a USB to rummage through my Computer upstairs’ files (and that’s a chore in itself since it keeps shutting down on me) and see what I can find in the way of stories and such. I’m sorry I have to keep neglecting this blog and I wish I had a bit more time, but I’ve got several papers due, multiple ones in separate classes, that are gonna be top priority.  On top of that we are now fostering 6 kittens and now have a total of 15 cats in the house, including our own 4. We’re hoping to get the ones that can be adopted their forever homes soon so we’ll have more space.

I’m really sorry, but here are some of the Trailers for the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”:


“I am so pumped up!” – Emmet, The Lego Movie (2014)

I am so excited, I even got the Milano vs. the Abelisk Lego set for the movie (and am saving up for the other two sets) and I really want to make a speed build video for it. That and I’ve collected a bunch of blind bags, blind boxes, and card decks and such so I can have a big opening video when school is finally out!

Again, I’m sorry for not posting all that much, but I’m going to try posting here more often if I can. Have a wonderful week everybody and hopefully I’ll be posting again very soon.

Auf Weidersehen! (That’s German for “Goodbye”)

-Anne Bell



I can’t think of a good title right now, sorry

All right folks, I know I planned to start to learn to do animations, but right now all plans are put on hold. Easter is on Sunday and I worked hard enough in school (please note: I’m in online school) that I managed to get today off and therefore means I’m free till Monday, yet there’s still a problem. I’m currently dealing with a cold right now and while I am better than I was, I am still sick. I’m going to try to learn more about animating but for now things are going to be going really really slowly and I’m sorry.

Have a nice week everybody, sorry to bother you with my problems, and Happy Easter!

Yours Truly,

Anne Bell

One Year Anniversary

I can’t believe this blog has been running for a year now! Wow! WordPress even sent me this:

1 Year Anniversary Achievement

Fun huh? Let’s take a look back at the very first post:

Hello there! My name is Anne Bell. You may already know my older sister, Margaret Bell and her blog “The Musings of a Magpie.” Here I’m going to share craft ideas (and attempt a few), books I love, good movies, stories I’ve written, and much more! I will also share news and updates about things I love, for example: Did you know that Demi Lavato (who did the pop version of “Let it Go” in Disney’s “Frozen”) will be doing a song for the upcoming “Angry Birds Movie?”

I love a good story and I also love telling one. I plan to write some fan-fictions for various fandoms I am apart of, like: Dreamworks, Disney, Harry Potter, and Angry birds, to name a few.

I hope you, the readers, enjoy my blog!

Sincerely, Anne Bell


Wow, I seemed excited for fan fiction didn’t I? Well maybe I didn’t get around to all that I wanted to, but as the school year comes to a close, maybe I actually can this time.

For now I just want to thank my followers and supporters who stick around even when I can’t be posting all that often, since without you, I’m not really anything. With that, what do YOU think I could do to make this blog better? Questions and Answers? More reviews? Any of your recommendations are welcome!

Now I have the perfect song for the occasion!


Thank you for sticking with me for an entire year and lets make this next one even better! Know a good book series I should try? Know some games that are fun? Recommend them! I’ll try to post reviews!

Your Friend,

Anne Bell


A New Year, the Loss of a Princess, and Several Movies I Forgot to Write About

Sorry I haven’t written in so long everyone! I hope you have a Happy New Year, and had a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah (let’s take a moment to appreciate spell check for helping me spell “Hanukkah”) and whatever holiday’s you may celebrate.

Sadly, last year took away many, many actors and people we adored on the big screen and in real life. Most recently was our dear Princess Leia and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died a day after Carrie Fisher. Before them, we lost Leonard Cohen (the one who wrote one of my favorite songs “Hallelujah”), Charmian Carr, Gene Wilder, Kenny Baker (who played R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films), Anton Yelchin (he played Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films), Prince, Nancy Reagan, Harper Lee, Joe Alaskey, Alan Rickman, and David Bowie among others. Many lost, especially Carrie Fisher, were major parts of our childhoods, and these memories we’ll keep.

On the brighter side of 2016, we got quite a few movies, some of which I’ve seen:

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Following Newton “Newt” Scamander, this movie takes you to New York City in the early 1900s where fantastical beasts escape the Englishman’s magic suitcase and wreak havoc upon New York.


Following optimistic Koala, Buster Moon, we get a musical of entertainment sure to put a smile on your face! with Tori Kelly, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansen, to name a few, voicing lead characters and singing great songs, including an original sung by Scarlet, who voices teenage porcupine Ash.


Okay, I don’t know if I mentioned it or not yet, but this adorable movie is sure to entertain the whole family! This movie follows happy Princess Poppy and grumpy Branch on a musical adventure to save their friends from the Burgens.

And that’s all, I haven’t seen “Rogue One” yet. Sorry for the short descriptions, I’m low on time and I don’t want to give off spoilers.

At first, this year was off to a bad start when our tortoiseshell cat, Ruby, ate string and had organ failure and was put to sleep. I’ll tell you her full story later, but for now it’ll have to wait.

On the plus side; “Supernatural” is confirmed for a 13th season AND I got swooped into a new fandom! This one is the American Anime: RWBY (pronounced “Ruby”)! Volume 1 of RWBY isn’t the best one, but now I’m on Volume 4 (and awaiting the next episode on Saturday) and I can tell you: it gets way better.

This is where I’ll end this post. Thank you for following me and thank you for your patience. Finals really took up most of my schedule (and my sanity) but now that finals are over I can relax a bit. Since I’m going to be playing lots of Minecraft soon, I might be able to share some pictures and maybe try to make blueprints, but I can’t promise too much.

Have a nice day everyone and, again, thank you for your patience!

-Anne Bell

Jonathan Young

At long last I have found the time to share 10 of my top favorite Jonathan Young songs! Please Enjoy! Soon I’ll be putting a review up for the new, awesomely fun, family-friendly movie “Trolls”!:

On My Way – Brother Bear

Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid

Son of Man – Tarzan

Poor Unfortunate Souls – The Little Mermaid

Prince Ali – Aladdin

Be Prepared – The Lion King

Hellfire – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

In the Dark of the Night – Anastasia

Misty Mountains – The Hobbit

And number one on this list IS:

Phantom of the Opera

I’ll make another post featuring some of the best of “Google Translate Sings” and a post with my review of Dreamworks’ “Trolls” soon. I haven’t been able to because I’ve been stuck with a cold for the past week :p and had to change the title of my Nanowrimo book since the previous title was used for a different book.

Enjoy the Music everybody, subscribe to Jonathan Young if you want to hear more of his music, and goodbye for now!

-Anne Bell


Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween! I’ll be posting more music when I can, but write – I mean RIGHT – now I have some really exciting news: I’ve joined National Writing Month! That’s right! I’ve joined in and now I’ll be trying to write a 50,000 word novel in just one month. I want to thank my sister Maggie for introducing me to Nanowrimo so I could have this opportunity to challenge myself and get myself out there.

For those writers out there, I think you might like this challenge. The site can be found here: Nanowrimo.org

Happy Writing to all those who join and good luck!

-Anne Bell


Hi everyone! I know I promised to share the Jonathan Young and Google Translate sings music soon, but today I just wanted to tell you a story about a friend of mine. Her name was Annie.

annie  I know that date says October 18th, but it was taken October 16th, six years ago today. That was the day she died.

Back in 2001, during Christmas time, my grandfather (whom we called Papa) and grandmother came to visit and with them they had Annie, a German Short hair Pointer. She had been abused, was from a puppy mill, and was very afraid of men. I was just over a year old at the time, not very big, and my parents didn’t know how she would react to being around me. While everyone was sitting around the kitchen table, mom reading “Harry Potter” aloud, I had apparently decided to go say “hello” to the new doggie.

My mom has paused for a moment when she heard a funny noise come from the other room; slurp, slurp, giggle, giggle… Curious, she and dad walked over to where Annie and I were. They were quite surprised by what they found. There was little me, tiny fist full of dog food, standing in front of Annie, stuffing my entire hand into her mouth as she gently licked the dog food out of my hand. I would bring my hand out of her mouth, covered in dog slobber, and she would chew the food and swallow it, then I would grab another handful and repeat. That’s when we decided that Annie would stay.

In the summer of 2002, Maria, Maggie, and I were playing on the playground in our backyard (this was when we had lived in Oregon) and Annie was at the base, just hanging out. After a few minutes, Maria tried to get down from the playground’s second story and Annie suddenly growled at her, basically telling her “no”. For several minutes she circled the base of the playground, growling with her fur standing on end. She only let us down when our mom called us inside. Now, our home in Oregon was known for it’s vast amount of wildlife: Deer, Elk, Bobcat, Mountain Lion, Beaver, Skunk, and more, so when our neighbor called our mother, saying that an animal had crossed the road in front of their house just a few minutes prior to the call, we weren’t too surprised. But we were shocked as to learn what it had been: a Mountain Lion. One out in the day time near people wasn’t too common, and it had been seen just around the time Annie had begun to growl and circle the playground. After that we knew that Annie was going to be our protector.

I forgot when this was, but Maggie and I were walking in our backyard with Annie (we were in the yard and near the house so we were safe) and it was early or late enough in the year that there was a small layer of snow on the ground. As we were walking along, Annie started to growl, I thought she was growling up the tree at a squirrel or raccoon or something. As I was looking up the tree, trying to see what it was, Maggie looked out across the field and in the far corner, saw a large black bear. Maggie didn’t waste a second: she grabbed my arm and ran back to the house. I only caught a glimpse of the menacing black bear as I flew behind Maggie in her mad dash to get back inside. Annie came in right after us and all we could say was “buh-buh-buh-bear!”. When my dad got home, he and Maggie went to the field where it was and saw that the tracks were fairly small so it wasn’t a very big bear, but the adrenaline made us exaggerate a bit.

Over the years we had more adventures: Annie getting stuck under the porch, Annie sitting on Maria’s new kitten Red, Annie killing and fetching Maggie and I that big dead mole or gopher thing (Mag rolled an old tire over it so the rodent was in the middle of the tire and then placed a board on top so Annie wouldn’t eat it till dad could bury it), but the biggest one that I remember would have to be the saddest one: Annie was diagnosed with cancer. The cancer was too far in to be able to save her, and in October of 2009, we were told that we were going to move to Minnesota, and Annie wouldn’t be able to come. She was in too much pain to make the trip.

On October 16th, 2010, after spending several years trying to sell our house, we finally did, but there was one more thing we had to do. Say goodbye. I don’t have the picture right now to show you, but I will tell you: I don’t know how I managed to smile in that last picture with Annie. I was nine years old, due to turn 10 on October 22nd in six days, and going to move the very next day from all that I called familiar. While my mom was gone, taking Annie to the vet’s to have her put to sleep (her cancer was so severe at the time: she had arthritis, she was in pain every time she walked… I even slept in the living room near where she slept so I could be with her the last few nights), my dad helped me find the supplies, two planks of wood and some paint, to build Annie a little cross. I painted it blue and purple, I believe, and I used a pencil to write the words “Annie, the best dog in the whole world” on it. When mom got back, we buried Annie next to where our old dog, a chihuahua named Molly who died of a stroke a few years back, was buried. We all said a prayer and I put flowers on the grave, and the next day I put more flowers on the grave right before I climbed into the moving van with my dad and then we left my old home forever.

I remember stopping by our old school to say goodbye to all our friends before we left, and everyone of them was so nice about what happened. I have to say: If I had known that I was going to lose Annie nearly ten years after meeting her, I would still have kept her. It doesn’t really matter how much time you spend with someone, what matters is the memories you make along the way. I’m never going to forget Annie because she was like a fuzzy sister to me (I actually called her that, and even pretended my birthday was hers too!). She my first rescue pet. I will always, always rescue and adopt my pets because I know that they deserve that second chance, like the one we gave Annie. I think everyone has had an Annie in their life: whether it was a parakeet you had as a kid, or that turtle you adopted a few years ago, there’s always going to be that one special pet in your life and you never know when you’re going to find them.


Anne Bell

Big News in a Little Post

Sorry it’s been taking me a while to post! My mom’s not feeling well and I’ve been distracted with school work and helping take care of cats. Anyway, I’d like to ask if we have any “Lion King” fans in the audience tonight! A few? Okay, well then you’re in for a treat! Earlier today, the guy who made the Live action “Jungle Book” (you see where I’m getting at here?) has decided to remake another old movie. That’s RIGHT! It’s the LIVE. ACTION. LION KING!!!! Woo!! I don’t know what will happen, but if you remember; there were no humans in the first film. They may add one or two into the live action film (or as one girl hopes, make it entirely about humans in tribes or something, but then it wouldn’t be the LION king now would it?)  but we don’t know! We’re all hoping to have those awesome musical numbers in there (my favorites being “Be Prepared”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “Hakuna Matata” and “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” in no particular order) There’s even a second “Jungle Book” planned but it and the “Lion King” have no release dates yet. Read the full story here:


Hopefully I’ll finish the music posts soon, but it really depends on how hectic life gets.

-Anne Bell

A Week Done and Some Great Tunes, Part 1

Hi Everybody! I hope you enjoyed my last post about Pottermore, cause now I want to share something else I like. Music. Now, a while ago, I’m not sure when, before school started at least, I was looking up Piano music while trying to find out the name of this one song was and somehow I got a list of violin music. Curious and bored I looked through the list and I found one that sounded really cool. It was called “Crystallize”. As I listened to it I fell in love with the classical violin mixed with the newer dubstep (and I’m not normally a fan of dubstep at all). Thanks to Youtube I found more videos by the artist. You probably know her. It’s Lindsey Stirling. Now I want to learn to play the violin! 🙂

Here are some of her songs that I absolutely love along with songs by Jonathan Young and Malinda Kathleen Reese (google translate sings):

And my favorite Lindsey Stirling:

This is going to be a part 1, part 2 and part 3 series because otherwise this would be a really long post.

Don’t worry I’ll post again soon!

-Anne Bell







A new Pottermore Quiz and another result

Hello Everybody! Something new has come to Pottermore! Already you can find your Hogwarts house, Ilvermorny house, and your wand but now you can find something else; Your Patronus! That’s right! My mom and sisters took it before I did and these are their results: My mom got a calico cat, Maggie got a ginger cat, and Maria got a powerful Lynx! You know what I got? You’d almost expect the pattern to keep going; another cat, right? Wrong. Do you know what I got?


I got a grey squirrel!

I found a link here: https://www.quotev.com/story/3671161/Patronuses-and-Meanings/1

That states that:

Squirrel people tend to be organized, thrifty, prepared for anything, and slightly obsessive. Squirrel medicine teaches the benefit of good planning, looking towards the future, and conservation. The squirrel is a symbol of delayed gratification, resourcefulness, agility, and foresight.

Well, as much fun as this was, I’m afraid it’s time for me to go. Until next time!

-Anne Bell

School: Week 1

Well, the first week of school went well and I am officially in the 10th grade! Since we started on Tuesday, the first full week starts tomorrow. I’m keeping up on my classes and I am going to try to get A’s and B’s (get a GPA of 3.5 or higher) both semesters so that way next year and the year after I can take the college-prep classes (I think they’re called PSEO) in Vet Tech so when I graduate I can have a two year degree under my belt. If you have the option of doing the same, I highly recommend taking it! Now, not all the time all the papers go through and you don’t get in, if that happens then you should contact the principle or someone who can help to make sure you get in.

Unlike most people, I’m actually in an Online School (I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned that before) called K12. It’s a really good system, and I’m in the MNVA part of it (that’s “Minnesota Virtual Academy”). With my school, we have online sessions we attend each day. Some are for our normal classes (in my case, history, math, literature, biology, finance and German) and some are for clubs (I just joined 3 of them out of the 4 I’m allowed, I’m currently awaiting the “Helping Hands Club” sign up to appear). They even have what they call “office hours”, which are the same as the normal sessions (called “class connects”) except they’re optional and in there you can talk to the teacher one-on-one to get the help you need in their class.

Yesterday was a good end to the week; it was my grandmother’s 80th birthday! We took her to quilt shops and antique stores and had a cheese cake for desert (I may be lactose intolerant, but I will always love cheesecake!).

Hopefully I’ll be writing again soon!

-Anne Bell

In Memory of an Actor Whom We All Knew

I don’t know if any of you have heard the news yet. My mom and I were shopping when she checked her phone for a moment and found out. A very good and great man, a role model, passed away. It was Gene Wilder. Now, he is most known for his role as the first (and in my personal opinion, best) Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” but he starred in so much else…

He played Jim in “Blazing Saddles” a movie my dad and I love to watch over and over again, he also played the Fox in “The Little Prince” (I’ve never seen the movie myself) and Dr. Frankenstein in “Young Frankenstein” and was in so, so much more.

I don’t think I’ve told you yet, but someday I plan on being an Actress myself. On the side, of course. I would have another job since I probably wouldn’t get as famous as Gene Wilder is, but still. Gene usually played an eccentric, but likeable character. He was a very good person and the kind of actor that I would want to be.

Gene Wilder was born in 1933 and died at age 83. It’s rumored that he died from complications from Alzheimers disease, but I’m not entirely certain. He actually founded Gilda’s Club, a club dedicated to finding the cure for ovarian cancer, after his wife Gilda Radner died of the cancer herself.

I even found a few songs from some of the movies he was in, not all of his songs most likely, just a few;

Psychedelic Boat Trip – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Closer (and closer and closer) – The Little Prince

And my personal, all time favorite of his:

Pure Imagination – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

There will never be another Gene Wilder. There are funny people, there are great actors and many of them will be a lot like him, but I don’t think we’ll get another like him.

#RIP #GeneWilder

Kubo and the Two Strings

Do you want to see a really good movie? Then you should see “Kubo and the Two Strings.”

“Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.” – IMDb description

“Kubo and the Two Strings” has been receiving an 89% from audiences, and it hasn’t been out very long. It mixes stop-motion animation and CGI and involves a magical tale and amazing origami. Among the amazing and detailed characters, I find that Monkey is my favorite one. Kubo and Beetle were also good but Monkey was my favorite. I loved how in the ending everyone was so kind to that man (that’s all I’m gonna tell you about the ending)

I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone so I’m going to stop there, but before I end this post I have one more thing to say: Go see this movie! You won’t be disappointed!

Two Movies to See in Theatres

Hi Everybody! After a little research (I say ‘research’ I mean that my mom told me) that the “Suicide Squad”‘s bad reviews have been coming in from the CRITICS. The audience has been giving it much better review (in fact, on “Rotten Tomatoes” it has a 27% rating by critics and a 70% by audience) and so in light of this new information; we are now looking to go and see it. So basically, if the critics are giving it a bad review but the fans are saying it’s good, you may want to go see it.

Another movie  (that hasn’t come out yet) that I want to see is “Kubo and the Two Strings.” The “Rotten Tomatoes” critics are giving it a 90% and the audience has a 93% want-to-see-it rating. It looks like it’ll be good!

So if/when I see these movies, I’ll post a review on them! TTFN! Ta-ta-for-now!

More Adventures

Hi Everyone! Since “Suicide Squad” received many poor reviews my family and I decided to skip and wait for it to come out before seeing it, so yesterday we went ahead and had a girls day out at the Apache Mall and even stood in line for the opening of “H&M”! Mag and I each got a cute dress and Mag got a nice set of earrings. Mom got a couple of cute shirts and Maria got a nice T-shirt. Later we ate at the food court while waiting out one heck of a storm, the wind was blowing so hard it was causing WAVES in the rain filled parking lot.

But today my mom and I decided to help “Camp Companion” and spent most of the day with them. We even got to hold two 3-day-old kittens and mom helped feed them (I was folding blankets and color organizing them) and then we walked a 5-month-old Newfoundland mix puppy and I made a new friend in the form of a small mix bred puppy who just wanted to lick my hand and get petted with my other one. While it wasn’t how I planned the day to go, I think it went along really well (if not better).

With that said, I wanted to ask you for some help. I want to do more review posts and if you had any song artists (or just songs), movies, books or things of that nature you think I should try, tell me about them! Though I’m just letting you know I don’t like gory details (examples: “Survivors” by Erin Hunter or “The Hunger Games”) or rambling story-lines that get boring (examples: “Lord of the Flies”, “Our Town”, or “Seekers” by Erin Hunter).

The Secret Life of Pets

Well yesterday we decided to go and see “The Secret Life of Pets” and I must say: I truly enjoyed it. If you too are a pet owner, then you will enjoy it too! I can’t decide my favorite pet (Pops, Gidget, Duke, Max, and Chloe are all tied for my top favorite) but I can understand the pet’s behavior (Chloe sitting in the box, the chihuahua being nervous, the dogs sitting at the door waiting for their owners…). I’ve got to tell you that there IS SCHWARMA (a video or something after the first round of credits or something)!

This morning Maggie reminded me of Snowball’s backstory (a magician’s rabbit who the magician got rid of once magic went out of style) and then showed me the short film called “Presto” (we believe that is was shown before “Cars” or something) and how the rabbit in “Presto” bears an uncanny resemblance to Snowball. Coincidence? I’ll let you decide, here’s the short film “Presto”;

If that is Snowball, looks like he used to be called Alec, or Alex or something.

Suicide Squad

I love comic books and I like collecting old Marvel comics (I have a few from the 80s and 90s). Now, I will tell you, I was never majorly into DC, but I did like Batman, Robin, Wonder woman, and those characters (I don’t really like Superman, he’s great and all but not my favorite) and the upcoming DC movies either don’t look too bad (note: I said “upcoming”, “Batman vs. Superman” was terrible from what I’ve heard and it looked terrible in the trailers), I would love to see “Wonder woman” and the one with Aquaman since they look good (unless one of them gets an R rating which I don’t think they will) but there is a movie coming out very soon that I am very interested in seeing. “The Suicide Squad.” My favorite character is Harleen Quinzel or as I should say, Harley Quinn. From what I infer from the trailers she has a pretty tragic backstory.

Here are all the trailers:

My family and I are hoping to see it next week when it comes out. After the movie I’ll post a review, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll be as good as it sounds and looks!


Hi you guys! If you’re like me, then you’ll probably have a hard time finding a song to sing. Why? Because if you’re like me, then you’re a contralto. What’s a contralto? “A contralto is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range is the lowest female voice type.”(definition from google) I have found that most Disney songs are generally sung by those with a higher voice range than what I can manage. There are a few songs compared to the thousands that I couldn’t possibly hope to sing in their original form. Among the songs that I recommend for contralto’s:

It’s actually easy to sing, surprisingly, because Ursula has a classic Contralto voice.

After looking it up, I found that these Disney songs are also able to be done in a contralto’s range:

(Lion King): Just can’t wait to be king (this song does hit some higher notes though)
Can you feel the love tonight (this is one of my favorites!)
Circle of life
My Lullaby (although there are higher notes and it’s raspy so be careful not to hurt your voice)
Be Prepared (note: this is done by a man, while it is a deep-voiced song it is also raspy, like “My Lullaby” and could hurt one’s voice)
Love will find a way
Hakuna Matata

(The Hunchback of Notre Dame):God Help the Outcasts

(The Princess and the Frog): Almost there (although that last note isn’t very easy for me)
Down in New Orleans (not Tiana’s version, that one hits high notes)
Dig a little deeper

(Cinderella): A dream is a wish your heart makes (Cinderella is actually the only contralto Disney princess I know, maybe Moana will be one too?)
Bibbidy Bobbity Boo
Sing Sweet Nightingale

(Pocahontas): Colours of the wind
Just around the Riverbend

(The Little Mermaid): Under the sea
Kiss the girl
Poor Unfortunate Souls

(Aladdin): A whole new world
Friend like me
Prince Ali

(Beauty and the Beast): Tale as old as time
Belle (reprise)

(Hercules): I Won’t Say (I’m in Love)

(Tangled): The Incantation song (maybe a little too high)
The glow – tangled
Mother knows best
mother knows best (reprise)
(That’s when my life begins and it’s reprise may be possible but they are both hit high notes)

(Brave): Touch the Sky

(The Nightmare before Christmas): Sally’s Song (granted it’s high, but it can be done with a head voice)

(Disney Fairies): Fly to your heart – Fairies
Gift of a friend – fairies
(Well, any song really, they all could work)

(Frozen): Let it go – Demi Lovato

(Jungle Book): Trust in Me

(Wicked): I’m not that Girl (okay it’s not really Disney)


(for whatever reason people are trying to put AURORA and SNOW WHITE songs on the list along with ARIEL, those songs are higher and not very easily sung) Now I may’ve missed some songs and some of them here maybe a little harder to sing, but in general these are songs that we can sing.

While it’s nice being able to sing these songs, I want to see a Disney Princess who truely is, an alto. No not just able to hit low notes like Elsa, but actually sound like a dying beached whale (or scuttles) when they attempt the higher notes. It’s sad because whenever I google “(insert song title here) Alto” or “(insert song title here) Contralto” all I seem to get 99% of the time is SAX (like with the saxophone?) I want the original song but in lower keys not with a different instrument! I want to write Disney a letter asking for a cool Disney Princess (or at least CHARACTER) who isn’t a sidekick OR a villain that is an alto (and Cinderella only has 3 songs).

With that said, I just recommend singing whatever you like, just putting it into your range (like what I do for “When will my life begin?” and “Part of Your World”). Have fun singing and don’t let range stop you from singing a good song! (You CAN sing “Let it go”, you just need to alter it into your own range!) So keep singing everybody! (but be sure to warm up before singing huge songs and be careful not to hurt your voice, 20 minutes to 30 minutes of singing is the maximum amount of time before you’ll begin hurting your voice. Always remember: vocal cords are delicate so overuse and abuse can ruin them easily).

My Followers

I as just checking to see how many followers I had (I was curious) and found that I have 31 followers! I couldn’t believe it! When I saw that I felt that I needed to say thanks to all my followers! And I thought:


And I wanted a good one to thank all of you:


Because I wanted to say:


In a special way, a way that would make you smile and get what I mean, so I found this little meme:


I hope all of you smiled and laughed as I did when I saw that and I wanted to say thank you to my followers!

– Anne Bell

Yesterday’s Events

Hi Everybody! For those living in Minnesota, you may be familiar with the “Agate Festival.” Well, while normally each year my family leaves the day before the festival and goes up North to Moose Lake and camps out for the next 3 days or so, we couldn’t do that. We’ve got 11 cats right now and 6 of them are fosters that we CANNOT leave home, so we made it a day trip instead. We. Spent. Six. Hours. In. The. Car. I didn’t mind so much (and since I can finally read in the car without puking like I used to I was able to entertain myself) but after a while my legs were stiff from sitting still for so long.

While at a rest stop while I was walking our dog, Thor, I looked down at a patch of clover, and I just brushed some aside when I noticed an odd one. It was a four-leaf clover. We pressed it between some paper and put it in my sister’s book so we can keep it (Maggie told me today that a four-leaf clover is considered luck, in many places, because it is said that Eve had carried a four-leaved clover out of the Garden of Eden when she and Adam were banished and some believe the four-leaf clover represents the Grace of God).

That was just one highlight, the festival itself was pretty fun too. At the rock show Maggie, Maria and I all got a bunch of grab bags and got some pretty cool stuff in them and then we went to lunch (I now think I have an allergy to fast food burgers 😛). After lunch we went to the stampede,  and while I didn’t get a lot of Agates, I did help some little kids know what to look for and I myself got one nice one, a few small ones, and some cool ordinary rocks (though, sadly, found no quarters). After the stampede we began our trek home.

We WERE going to stop for dinner but we missed the exit to the agreed upon food place and just waited till we got home. But we did go to some antique stores! I even got 3 new comics! (In case you didn’t know, I collect old Marvel comics to read, I’ve got 11 now, one in poor condition, the rest in great condition, and that’s including the new ones). Then we went by an Aldi and picked up some Asian food and that was dinner (I was actually feeling sick when we went to bed and I even slept through a pretty good Thunderstorm!).

Have any of you read any good books lately? I’ve recently finished reading (I checked it out from my library once before but didn’t get to finish reading it) a book called “The Familiars” and it’s sequel “The Familiars:Secrets of the Crown” and they’re pretty good (I am Christian and I don’t really like the whole “cloud gods” thing that they mention but I ignore it. Something small like that won’t keep me from reading a good book since I do know they don’t even exist).

Well, this morning I was feeling a bit tired and a little depressed and my dad took my sister Maggie and I fishing. I cheered up a little, though we were catching some nice fish, it wasn’t until halfway through (or past that) that I managed to haul in a big fish. Now, I’m not going to be bragging or anything, but at first we thought it was a bass, it was fighting and fighting and just not letting go. When I got him out of the water, though, we saw that he wasn’t a bass. He wasn’t even a catfish. He was a bluegill. A big bluegill. He was the biggest bluegill I had ever caught (most big bluegills I’ve seen are taxidermied and hanging on  “Cabela’s” walls). He’s not as big as the trophies you’ll see at hunting and outdoor stores, but he’s a really nice one (dad was holding my pole at the time and he set the hook but gave my pole back to me).

Spirit Animals

Hi Everyone! A few friends of mine had told me about a book series called “Spirit Animals” and while at the library yesterday, I decided to pick up the first book. Boy I’m glad I did! The book is actually pretty fun. The first book is called “Wild Born”:

“In the world of Erdas, four children are about to discover if they have a spirit animal bond, a rare link between human and beast that gives great powers to both. Separated by vast distances, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each see a flash of light…and then the animals emerge.Wolf, leopard, panda, falcon. Each of the children has summoned a beast from legend. Now their fate is set. The four new heroes and their animals must band together on a dangerous quest. A dark force from the past is rising, and only they have the power to stop it. The fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of these brave strangers… and on you” ~ Backcover of “Wild Born”

I won’t tell you much more since you should read them for yourselves, but I would recommend that you check out their site at scholastic.com/spiritanimals

They’ve even got a “School of Dragons” (I haven’t been able to play that game in ages) style game! I created Greencloak Eden Allguard, she’s a level one Rain Dancer and her spirit animal is a humongous Red Wolf named Destiny.

The Captain

Well readers, as you know, Captain has been letting us pet him, but now there’s more. He’s begun to purr. Captain even rolled over a little (not much, just a little bit) and let me rub his belly. All the time I was petting him and telling him I love him he was purring away, happy as can be. My dad believes that he was acting extra angry just because he was in pain. Later my mom is taking us to the library so I’m going to pick up a couple of books to read aloud to him to get him better used to people talking.

The Fourth of July!

Hello Everyone! Hopefully your 4th of July was as wonderful as mine was! We watched the fireworks with our aunt, uncle, other uncle, cousin, and grandmother and were all awestruck by the amazing fireworks (the grand finale was brilliant). We had a barbecue at our aunt and uncle’s house and played in the pool, and watched “Pirates! Band of Misfits!” (I didn’t really like the movie when I first saw it but after it came out on DVD and we watched it again I liked it more and more, it’s a good movie and I would recommend watching it). While in the pool my sister Maggie kindly taught me how to swim and I’m starting to be able to get it but I’m not perfect. I don’t know what the best part of yesterday was but it was definitely not the part where we got back home around 12:01 AM (and I fell asleep at 12:30 or so and woke up at around 7:15). So, again, I wish you all had a wonderful Fourth of July!


Hello Everybody! Do you remember that post I did about Pottermore and how I became a Griffindor? Well Pottermore came out with a new sorting hat quiz. The Ilvermorny house quiz. I live in North America, and actually close to where Ilvermorny is said to be (when does my letter get here? hmmm… must be lost in the mail…) so I was very excited when my older sister, Maggie, told me the quiz was there and she took it (I’ll let her be the one to tell you which house she calls “family”). The questions were actually fairly hard for me, the Hogwarts ones were somewhat easy but these ones had me stop a moment and think a little harder about them (although I do take a long while on quizzes such as these so I know which answer I know is what I would give). So after a few moments, I was told which house was mine:


I am a Thunderbird. I’ll tell you a little bit about my new family;

The Thunderbird house favours the adventurous souls (if I had the money I’d go on plenty of adventures, but I should probably finish school first). The house had been named by Chadwick Boot, the adoptive son to Irishwoman Isolt Sayre and muggle James Steward, the ones who started Ilvermorny. The Thunderbird can create storms as it flies through the air and is often said to represent the soul of a witch or wizard.

Now from what I infer, the Thunderbird house is the Ilvermorny equivalent of Griffindor (adventurous and brave often go hand-in-hand and also the gold and red colour scheme really adds to it). As for the other three, I am assuming that the Horned Serpent is the equivalent of Ravenclaw, the Wampus is the equivalent of Slitherin, and that the Pukwudgie house is equal to the Hufflepuff house. Although, that’s just what I think, I could be wrong and Wampus could be Hufflepuff, Thunderbird could be Slitherin, Horned Serpent could be Griffindor and Pukwudgie could be Ravenclaw, I don’t know for certain.

What’s your Ilvermorny house?

Animal Jam

Hi Everyone! Today I’m going to you about the online game “Animal Jam.”

“Animal Jam” is a fun, educational, and safe game and is filled with fun facts about animals. With plenty of fun games to play to earn gems for your animals and several fun areas to explore there’s always something fun and exciting to do. You can start by creating a free account and then creating your own little animal friend (or not so little).

When you start out you can choose between a wolf, a bunny (like I did), a tiger, a seal, a koala, a panda, a penguin, or a monkey. Then you’ll go through the process of naming the animal and then creating the account itself, don’t worry it shouldn’t take too long and, like I said, it’s completely free.

When your account is created and you’ve completed the tutorial you would probably want to explore Jamaa a little bit. When exploring you can find animals and plants and such that you can click on and the information is added to your Journey Book (this is located in the upper left corner, it’s the brown book with the gold “AJ” on it). If you find all the flora and fauna in one area (like the Kimbara Outback or Crystal Sands) then you’ll receive a super surprise (I’ve got most of them already, but I won’t tell you what they are).

Now if you don’t want to go exploring, maybe you should try earning a few gems to buy your new animal some cool stuff! (You can purchase clothing, furniture, new homes, and even pets for your animal!) If you go to the Jamaa Township and walk towards the lower left area, you’ll see a building with a sign with a game controller on it, that’s the arcade. If you go in there you can find a lot of games to earn gems in. My personal favorites are; Super Sort, Phantoms Treasure, Gem Ball, Eat ‘Em Up, Spider Zapper, and (my favorite of them all) Overflow. If you don’t want to walk all the way you could go to the upper left hand corner and near the Journey Book you’ll notice a game controller like the one on the arcade’s sign. If you click that, you’ll see a list of every game in Animal Jam (excluding special party games and games at the summer carnival that’s going on now).

Like how Webkinz had the “Deluxe Memberships”, Animal Jam has special Memberships. In order to become a member (not just have a free account like I do) you would either purchase one online and receive the code in an e-mail OR you could purchase a physical card in store (like I probably would). The full year membership’s cost $50 if you purchase it all right then and there OR you would pay $4.83 per month (which calculating; 4.83 x 12 = 57.96. So actually just purchasing it all at once would save you a few dollars. The $4.83 per month offer is only through the Animal Jam website itself, I believe) but there are a few different offers you should check out before deciding.

One last thing before I go: Did you know you can enter in codes to get special items? I have found a few myself that I’ve tested and found that they do work, here they are:

mega – 1000 gems
ajbday5 – Animal Jam 5th birthday cake
phantoms – 500 gems
llamas – 500 gems
arctic – 500 gems
birthday – 500 gems
NGKAJ17 – 500 gems

I have a few more that I plan on testing, but you can ONLY USE THESE CODES ONCE, so use them wisely! I’m only doing one at a time every so often so I don’t use them all up. I found these codes at this helpful site here: http://www.animaljamworld.com/

If you want to get something cute AND get a code for a special surprise (you could get  literally anything from these codes) then you might consider purchasing an Animal Jam Blind Box! I saw a bunch of them at my local Walmart and purchased the first one I picked up:


(Yes, I drew a cheesy looking background behind it and no that isn’t a floating, smiling sea urchin that is the sun). When I opened it I found:


A Sugar glider! She came with a yellow pet bowl and a purplish blue party hat and a code for 500 gems (don’t share the codes you get with these, I’ve heard people can hack your account that way and it’s just best to be safe than sorry). I’ve named her Splenda! (note: I’m not a fan of the sugar-substitute, I just thought it was a cute name for a Sugar Glider). I plan to pick two more up next time I’m at Walmart, I’m going to not open one and save it and I’ll just purchase them over time and maybe I’ll have a blind box opening video (I most likely wouldn’t talk but just have music playing instead).

   Here’s the link to the Animal Jam site: http://www.animaljam.com/home

Have fun!

Finding Dory

Hello Everyone! Well we just got back from seeing “Finding Dory” and let me say; I was rather surprised. I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. It had the same look as the original “Finding Nemo” but it had more detail and better animation. The story was filled with laughs and awes and is definitely worth paying to see. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t say much more than this; you should see this no matter how old you are, my sisters and I all had seen “Finding Nemo” back in 2003 (I believe that was the first full movie I had seen in theatres) and we all got a bit nostalgic watching this. Also, letting you guys know, keep watching after the credits! There’s some schwarma!

But before the movie (or the adorable short film “Piper”) began, there were some pretty cool trailers; there was one for “Moana” but the one that really caught my eye was one for “Pete’s Dragon”. Now, I haven’t seen the original one completely, just bits and pieces, so I don’t know the original story besides of what I’ve read on the internet, but this seems very cool. The animation on the dragon is phenomenal. Normally you’ll get a tough-looking, giant scaly dragon, but here you get a dragon with what looks like fur. The characters, while they are changed some, generally are close to their original’s (from what I’ve read). I won’t say anymore, I’ll let you guys look it up for yourselves, but I will tell you that Bryce Dallas Howard (whom many of you may know as Claire from “Jurassic World”) will be playing Grace. Later I may try finding the original somewhere on Netflix and watch it, and then on August 12th I can go see the new one in theatres!

Well, I guess that’s all for now, I’ll hopefully be posting again soon!

A Day to Rest and a Day to Work


Hello Everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a little while, yesterday I was really not feeling good and just felt stoved up with a sore throat, runny nose, and a headache. Today I’m better though!

Since my last post we have taken in 3 new foster kittens (and if you’re wondering, Captain is doing very well and loves getting scratches under the chin… with a toothbrush…). We have called them Frenzy, Ruffnut, and Tuffnut. Frenzy is the little Tabby-and-white male, he’s kinder than the others and actually allows us to pet him a little bit. Ruffnut is the tiniest of them and is a grey-and-white female that is probably a vampire or at least under Satanic possession (she’s a mean one, she bit my mom’s finger and clawed my wrist really good). The last one is Tuffnut, a black-and-white, and we don’t know if it’s a male or female (though we’re pretty sure it’s female) but since it doesn’t let us pick it up we’ll have to wait a while. We’ve been joking that we’ll need salt, and candles and that Sam and Dean will get here soon with the rest of the supplies for the exorcism. Actually they are just feral kittens and just need to learn that we won’t hurt them.

But that was Monday (another Monday to remember….), yesterday I was sick on the couch so I got to watch Netflix all day. By all day I mean I watched three movies and one episode and had to pause one of the movies for a while while I finished the dishes. I got to watch “Road to El Dorado”, “Home”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and an episode of “Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated” called “In Fear of the Phantom.” So here are some mini reviews:

Road to El Dorado: “Two con-men (Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh) get hold of a map to the lost City of Gold, El Dorado. After stowing away onto one of the ships of the Spanish explorer Cortez, the pair escapes and eventually do find the city. There, a priest (Armand Assante) proclaims them to be gods in a scheme to win control of the city for himself. Meanwhile, they meet a beautiful girl (Rosie Perez) who helps them in their ruse.” (I just copied this description off google). “Road to El Dorado” is a Dreamworks film that came out March 31st, 2000 (this film is older than I am by a few months).  While personally, I wouldn’t watch it again immediately, it was a fairly good film and had some good laughs and I would probably watch it again in the future.

Home: When Earth is taken over by a friendly, dim-witted, and nomadic alien race known as the Boov, Gratuity “Tip” Tucci manages to avoid being captured and travels across the world with a fugitive Boov simply known as “Oh” who isn’t like the other Boov. Together they seek to find Tip’s mother and to fix a mistake that Oh has made. (That description I actually wrote myself). “Home” is also a Dreamworks film that was released into theatres on March 27th, 2015. This film is full of laughs and is definitely worth watching over and over.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney): “An animated Disney adventure follows disfigured Quasimodo (Tom Hulce), the bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, who bides his time locked away in a tower. With only gargoyles to keep him company, Quasimodo longs to be with other people, leading to his chance encounter with the enchanting Gypsy Esmeralda (Demi Moore). When the beautiful young woman catches the attention of Quasimodo’s guardian, sinister Frollo (Tony Jay), Quasimodo must help to keep her out of his clutches.” (as you can probably tell, I didn’t write this either. It came from google.) “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is a Disney movie that came out June 21st, 1996 (I believe it celebrated it’s 20th anniversary just a few days ago). This film is actually somewhat dark and does contain mild bad language (such as using words like “damn” and “hell” and Esmeralda starts by saying “Son of a” but is cut off). The book itself, though, is much much darker and sadder and is definitely not meant for children. Though rumor has it that there is a live action “Esmeralda” movie being planned by Disney, but that’s just a rumor. One of my favorite songs (one I can actually sing) “God Help the Outcasts” is featured in this movie. But due to the darker themes in the film, very small children should probably not see it (it was nearly rated “PG”) but it is a good movie.

In Fear of the Phantom: While Velma’s favorite band is in town a mysterious person calling themselves “The Phantom” spreads terror and attempts to make this the bands last concert. This is the seventh of the “Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated” episodes and one of the few I like. I mainly like it because of the songs. I have very few SDMI episodes I like (I personally HATED the ending to the series, but oh well I’ll still watch a few episodes).

Well that’s it for now, tomorrow my sisters and I will get to go to the theatres, but we’ve got to clean up first. We don’t know what we’ll see yet but we’re hoping to see “The Jungle Book” (if it’s still in theatres, I’m not sure) or “Finding Dory” (personally I’d only look for the “Moana” trailers if there are any). You know, speaking of “Moana”, the trailer finally came out! Here it is!

Maggie and I can’t wait for it to come out!


Rise of the Guardians Review

Well, I finally decided to do my review on the “Rise of the Guardians” movie (I’m going to avoid using spoilers):

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Image found at: http://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2012/09/new-poster-for-the-mighty-rise-of-the-guardians/

So the movie follows legendary Jack Frost, an immortal 14-year-old boy with the powers of ice and snow, and how he goes on to help the Guardians in a battle against the rising boogeyman, Pitch Black, who threatens the memories, wonder, hopes and dreams of the children of the world.

This movie can be watched anytime of the year and not lose an ounce of magic. Every time I watch this movie, it kinda feels like I’ve never seen it before (even though I’ve watched it about 4 times already!). “Rise of the Guardians” is a movie for all ages with its lovable characters and it’s timeless story.

My older sister Maria’s favorite character is Bunnymund. E. Aster Bunnymund is a 6’1″ tall Pooka (a mythological rabbit) who’s also the Easter Bunny! He speaks with an Australian accent and carries two large boomerangs with him everywhere along with his exploding egg grenades. As the Guardian of Hope he leaves Easter Eggs behind for children to find on Easter day.

My favorite  Guardians would have to be Jack or Tooth (or Bunny or Sandy or North…). Jack is (according to “Guardians of Childhood” author William Joyce) a winter spirit, permanently frozen as a 14-year-old boy. He carries an oak wood staff (with a G-shaped hook at the end) with him to help spread his ice and snow wherever he rides the wind to (for those who have read the books, didn’t a certain character have a staff that had a similar G-shape at the end?).

Queen Toothiana, or better known as Tooth, is a half-humming bird, half-human (or, according to the books, half-sister of flight, half-human) who is none-other-than the Tooth Fairy! As the Guardian of Memories, she collects the world’s children’s teeth and places them in each child’s tooth boxes located at her Tooth Palace in Southern Asia. Usually surrounded by brightly colored Fairies, Tooth is always busy.

Then there is quiet little Sandy. Sandy is the Sandman and as the Guardian of Dreams he uses his bright, glowing gold dreamsand to give good dreams to the children of the world. Sandy never speaks (from what I’ve heard he’s quiet so as not to wake someone who is sleeping) but has plenty to say and uses dreamsand images above his head to let others know what he means.

The last of the Guardians, and the apparent leader, is Nicholas St. North or better known as, Santa Claus. As the Guardian of Wonder he leaves behind wonderful gifts on Christmas Eve for the children to open the next morning. He’s a little odd, but is a very kind man although loud. The 7′ tall Russian is usually found in his office eating cookies and designing new toys for Christmas.

Then there’s the Boogeyman. His name is Pitch Black. He’s tall, dark and frighting and has a great dislike for the Guardians. He spreads fear and darkness wherever he goes and is usually followed by his Nightmares, especially Onyx, the main Nightmare.

If someone were to ask me if this movie were worth watching, I would say “yes.” This is family friendly and will be watched for years to come. This beloved movie may’ve flopped in the box-office,but it definitely didn’t deserve it (heck, from what I’ve read, “Willie-Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”,  “The Wizard of oz”, “The Iron Giant”,and “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” did poorly too, but now look at them!). In fact I believe that “Wreck-it Ralph”, “Skyfall”, “Breaking Dawn”, and “Life of Pi” all came out around November 21st (along with a large number of other movies) so perhaps a majority people were preferring to see the other movies rather than the Guardians’ film.

Since it’s release this movie has gained in popularity, but because of the box-office flop it lost so much money that there most likely won’t be a sequel, making fans like me sad. But there is a petition; https://www.change.org/p/dreamworks-make-rotg2-we-need-you-to-believe-again. Since it asks for address and e-mail and things I don’t actually want to fill out, I thought I might as well SHARE it so the word gets spread! #ROTG2 #DreamworksmakeaROTG2

I’d also like to thank my friend K who persuaded me to watch the movie! (I was actually googling “Frozen” pictures for my Elsa costume last year and I came across one that was about Pitch Black talking to Jack about Elsa and Pitch mentioned what Jack did and then I asked my friends if they’ve seen the movie and that’s what started me on the “Rise of the Guardians” fandom train).

Well, enjoy the movie everyone!

Powerpuff Girls

So today my sisters and I finished our chores and decided to watch Netflix and I had the remote (they both knew I wouldn’t put on “Supernatural” for obvious reasons) and as the TV shows clicked by as I went through the selection my eyes rested on a TV show. It’s cover had a pink background and three girls, one in blue, one in pink, and one in green, and in big bold lettering it read “The Powerpuff Girls.”

I had never seen the original ones, I’ve seen ads for the new ones but I hadn’t seen the old one. Since Netflix didn’t have the ACTUAL first episode (and I couldn’t find the first episode of season one anyway) I decided to just start where Netflix did. My sisters and I laughed at a lot of the scenes and Maggie and I even went “Aww” when the Professor Utonium called the girls “My babies.” My sisters and I even laughed when, in that same episode, the monster was eating the children and spat them out, it later ate a old lady and I don’t remember if the monster spat her out or not (it was their faces and the unexpected twists that made us laugh).

We had to stop at one point because our dad wanted to watch something else, but I decided to read on about the new reboot and from what I hear, it left out quite a bit of what made the original series so funny and special. For one thing I hear Ms. Bellum (whom, I might add, seemed a bit like a motherly figure to the girls) isn’t even in there and neither are the Rowdyruff boys. I also hear that it deals more with personal problems like “Buttercup accidentally broke something of Bubbles’ and either a) didn’t tell her or b) made Bubbles cry and Buttercup needed to fix the problem by apologizing and fixing the thing she broke” and they would deal with said problem while the monster they fight is more like a side-adventure compared to the old series that has them solve the problem while on the battle-field or after the battle. I also hear they’re in the 2nd grade rather than in Kindergarten.

Anyhow, I’ll still watch the original one, my sister Maggie even said that my sisters and I were like the Powerpuff Girls. Maggie is the leader-like one, Maria is the tough one and I am the youngest, bubbly, somewhat naive one who loves animals (Maggie and Maria both love animals too, though). Course, the Powerpuff girls are 5-year-old triplets in Kindergarten (at least in the original series) and I am going onto 10th grade this year and am 15-years old while Maggie is 18 and Maria is 19 and both graduated from High School not long ago so, you know, there are some differences (I am also a brunette, not a blonde, though Mag says if I cut my hair or something my hair will lighten up again).

But while looking up the series, I found a game online called “Powerpuff Yourself” so I gave it a try:


(Fingers and nose not included) I thought it was fun, if you want to do it yourself, here’s the link; https://www.powerpuffyourself.com/#!/en/my-powerpuff/create

Well, have fun, and I hope I’ll be posting soon!

A Long Summer’s Day

Hi Everyone! I’m not sure if I had told you before, but we had been planning on changing Barbosa’s name to something else (we just thought it wouldn’t fit him) and so we found the perfect name for him: Captain. He is still learning that my family and I won’t hurt him (well it’s only been a few days). If you want to donate money to help pay for his surgery, then you can follow this link (TRIGGER WARNING: BLOOD AND IMAGES THAT MAY DISTURB SOME VIEWERS): https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Trapped

This day seemed, while it was rather fun visiting our friends, very long. Why? I didn’t sleep much. I had a nightmare there was a demon hiding in my room and I woke up at 1:00, 1:30, or 2:00 this morning and didn’t get back to sleep because of it. In other news I have decided to stop watching “Supernatural” for a little while (at least late at night while eating ice cream). Though the early morning rise did mean I got to watch the lightning show outside (though I didn’t hear any thunder) AND finish reading “Alice in Wonderland.”

Barbosa Lives!

Hello Everyone! Yes, you read correctly, he survived! He’s currently sitting in his kennel and not wanting anyone to touch him. Could you blame him? He was a feral for such long time, it’ll be hard for him to trust humans. Sadly, they did amputate the whole leg and they had to shave his fur because it was in really bad condition. He’s got the long rough road of recovery ahead of him, but my family and I will definitely help him along.

If you were wondering why it was taking me so long to post, it was because I was waiting until it was confirmed that Barbosa was coming to our house, which was yesterday, but then we had some thunderstorms so I decided to wait. I also have gotten into the series “Supernatural”, but it is rated TV-14 or something so it can be pretty scary at some parts.

-Anne Bell

Not an Ordinary Monday, a Monday to Remember

Hello Everyone! This weekend had been busy and very eventful. On Saturday my Grandmother, whom we all call Oma, moved into her new apartment and on Sunday I became one very proud little sister when I saw my two older sisters, Maggie and Maria, graduate from High School.

But Monday’s events may not have been as cheerful as that. I will tell you about how one of God’s beautiful creatures, may lose a life if not a limb.

The adventure began when our fellow volunteer asked us to help a cat in trouble. “What trouble?” You ask? It was caught in an illegal, rusty, old gopher trap. The kind that have the big teeth that tear into an animal’s leg. We quickly agreed to help. When we got to where the cat was we saw a beautiful black-and-white cat dragging it’s front left leg. I was purely and utterly disgusted that someone would put a trap like that out for animals. It took quite a bit of work and my mom, sister Maggie and I had to get a second trap since the first one was broken. When we got back the cat still didn’t come out. Instead it ran from us and got caught underneath some stuff. Another volunteer was called in. With collective work the cat was rescued and put into a carrier. I was horrified to see that the front left paw was nearly gone. The trap was clenched around the wrist bone. My mom drove the poor kitty to the pet emergency room while our friend drove us to our Oma’s apartment. I am currently nervously awaiting the news on the cat. If it survived the night, then they’ll have to amputate the entire front left leg. If it does well, and survives, then on Friday my family will pick it up and we will foster him. I have been researching ways on helping a cat overcome the loss of a limb. My sisters and I gave it the name of Barbosa. After the pirate from “Pirates of the Caribbean.” I continue to pray for the little cat and that he’ll do very well and overcome this. It’s reasons like this, that I love volunteering so much and working with Camp Companion.

Later we got to watch Dreamworks’ “Rise of the Guardians” and it’s actually a really good movie. But I think I’ll save my review for another time… I’ll try to post again soon!

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everybody! This is the day we take to remember those who died fighting in war or protecting our country. I have learned that it was originally called “Decoration Day” and people began celebrating it after the Civil War, but it didn’t become an official holiday until 1971. Back in the 1860s there were accounts of people gathering to hold tributes to the fallen soldiers.

You can find more information about this holiday here: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

Happy Memorial Day!

-Anne Bell

Sorry for the Delay

Hi Everyone! I am SUPER sorry I haven’t been posting in a while! Things have been hectic here, but that’s to be expected with the finals coming up. But don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll post something better soon since “Rise of the Guardians” came in at my library, but we just haven’t gotten to watch it yet, but when we do I’ll post a review.

Sorry for such short post, but summer vacation’s almost here and that means I’ll get more chances to share more things with you guys! Maybe I’ll finally get a chance to write my fanfiction…

-Anne Bell

A Fangirl’s Review


Alright everybody! My sisters, mom and I just got back from seeing “The Angry Birds Movie” and if you haven’t seen it…. drop whatever you are doing and GO GO GO!! You need to see this movie! It is brilliant, funny, and reminds my sisters and I of an old “Dreamworks” film! Another thing, I said I shipped Bomb and Matilda, remember that? Well the canon sunk that ship but through the ash and smoke rose another. It’s a big one, AND it’s official! Guess who I ship NOW….

It’s Terence and Matilda! The seemingly impossible IS possible! Turns out the Big Brother Bird has had a crush on the Certified Free Range Chicken for a little while! (Sorry Bomb, looks like you’re stuck playing the bridesmaid again)

Now, in this movie, you may’ve heard that Chuck steals the show. He didn’t in my opinion. Red OWNED this movie! We see that Red’s egg was in the lost and found and he PUNCHED his way out of his egg! Poor little Red was an orphan with gigantic eyebrows, and those were often rubbed in his face. Judge Peckinpah the pompous pathetic little jerk pointed out to Red that when Red moved away from the village, no one tried to stop him. An outcast his whole life. You know up until he saved all of the eggs and was welcomed back with a brand new home exactly like his old one (the only one of it’s kind), and while it took 5 years for him to build his home, it didn’t seem to take as long for the whole village to build his new one. He was welcomed into his home by a little song sung by the hatchlings, led by the troublesome trio, Jim, Jake and Jay and the song ended on a fabulous note sung by…. Terence! Turns out he has a great voice. Of course, at first I hadn’t noticed him, but Corporal Pig makes an appearance. You know those pigs, the ones playing the card game? When King Mudbeard told them to search for Red, the three pigs stuffed their cards wherever they could; one put them in his nose, one in his butt crack and the other… in his helmet. Stella, Hal, Bubbles, Willow, Dahlia and all the other feathered friends appeared too, while Gale could be seen at the “Early Bird Worms” place, Dahlia isn’t really noticed (at least I didn’t notice her) until they are rebuilding their home.

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This movie was brilliant and is hilarious. You truly MUST see this movie! I want to see it again! I personally was rocking out to the songs like “Explode”, “I Will Survive”, and “Friends.”

Another thing, for those with “Angry Birds Action!” You have to click on the green pig in the corner and (keep watching the credits! There’s a little bit of a schwarma with the Blues!) when you see the image of the ship and the video with the lock on it and the “how?” button, click “next” and allow it to use your mic and leave it there, when the image pops up, you’ll unlock one FUNNY video!

With the way this movie was, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a sequel. I would love it if it included a certain female cardinal we all know and possibly the two cardinal eggs from “Hogs and Kisses” from “Angry Birds Seasons.” We’ll just have to wait and see!

Enjoy the movie!

-Anne Bell

(The Terence image was found at https://www.angrybirds.com/characters/)

(The Matilda image was found at http://angrybirds.wikia.com/wiki/File:ABMovie_Matilda.png)

(The Corporal pig image was found at http://angrybirds.wikia.com/wiki/Pig_City)

(Movie title found at https://www.angrybirds.com/movie/)