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!

Sincerely,

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!

-Anne

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

 

School and Busy Days

Hi Everyone! I’m really, really, sorry I haven’t been making that many posts lately! I’m busy working on school right now and doing various things and they’ve been dragging me from blogging. I’m really thankful that you, my followers, have been staying with me and I’ll try to make better posts soon. Perhaps after school’s out, perhaps before. I wish I could be more definitive. I really want to start to learn to animate so I can do little animations like Jaiden animations (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGwu0nbY2wSkW8N-cghnLpA) but I don’t know how that’ll turn out (I’m going to buy Maria’s old electronic sketchpad thingy [graphics tablet, sorry it left me for a moment] off of her and I’ll start practicing and see how it goes), and I also want to start drawing more and do posts on movies and stuff and possibly get involved with my community theatre!

It’s April and so I believe that the one year anniversary of “Spontaneous Deliberations of an Ordinary Girl” is coming up. I just checked and it looks like tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary! I’ll make a note to make a special post then (if I can get around to it and I hope to).

Thank you for your patience friends! I’ll try to be a bit more active on here!

-Anne

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.

“Sing”

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.

“Trolls”

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

Nanowrimo

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

Annie

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.

Sincerely,

Anne Bell