Recommendations – Parody #10–You’ve Got a Frenemy


And more recommendations! This was a post I saw. It’s a parody of “You’ve got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story, and I really, really like it. XP The humor is great, and the re-written lyrics fit perfectly. Go check it out!

Imagination

I’ve officially decided I’ll space out my parodies to one every two weeks from now on, for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve got many other ideas for blog posts other than parodies, so hopefully I’ll write SOMETHING every week or so. Second, I need to give myself a little time to actually compose some new parodies. My list is getting shorter, and quite frankly, it’s starting to scare me a little bit. Besides, once school starts . . . there’s just no way one a week is going to work. 

Parody: You’ve Got a Frenemy

Theme: Frenemy relationships (with pictures from Toy Story, what else?)

Original Song: You’ve Got a Friend in Me

You’ve got a frenemy

You’ve got a frenemy

When the road looks rough ahead

And you’re miles and miles from your nice warm bed

I’ll say, You should have listened to your common sense!

That’s me…

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Recommendations – Auntie – Chapter 1: Door


Ok, so here’s another first chapter from a WIP novel. I really like the writing style with this one. It’s sort a mix of abstract combined with suspense and tension. The genre is probably psychological horror, though really I enjoy it for its air of mystery. It is take two of a story that the author, Anna, started writing in the past, and I must say having read both takes, take two is a lot nicer. Anyway, go check it out, and I hope you guys like it as much as I do. 🙂

AMBient

Well, here’s Take II of my long-abandoned NaNoWriMo project from last November. This time I’m trying in earnest to actually finish and produce something worth reading. For those who never touched Take I, Auntie is a horror story, but in a subtle fashion, so I’ll leave it up to your taste to decide if it’s for you. Enjoy!

Carefully, she undid the Velcro of her sandals and slid them from her soft, narrow feet. Stooping ceremoniously, she laid the pair evenly at the threshold, then turned to face off with the tall set of mahogany doors.

Felicia Winters started when a tall figure swept by her side, turning the shiny, brass knob without delay. The shadows swallowed Mr. Winters as a draft of old smell released into Felicia’s nostrils. The reek heightened her nerves. She clenched and unclenched her fists before stepping in after her father.

The light streamed in…

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Featured Internet Story [Week 1]


Now this one I made, so I have every right to reuse

Now this one I made, so I have every right to reuse XP

Alright, so I understand how this might be confusing in relation to the story featured on Saturday Sunday. XP But there is a difference. In that one, it is an actual feature post. This featured story is where I feature a single, standalone post, but not in an actual feature post. Rather, here I do a bit of a review of the post and link to it. Consider this almost a runner-up to the one on Saturday. The idea for both these posts is to bring more attention to other bloggers and their good posts.

So this post which I am featuring is from the blog Imagination. The post title is “Meditations from a Girl who Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About“, and it’s hilarious. Basically anyone who has read The Hunger Games will get a kick out of it. It’s a humorous post in which the author of the blog, who has just read The Hunger Games, summarizes the story in the voice of someone who does not know what she is talking about. =P

And that’s it, there’s not much more to say about this other than telling you guys to go and check it out. So go and check it out, if you haven’t already done so. 🙂

Tours yruly

Recommendations – NP1: Your Typical Opening (SAMMYJNICKS)


Sorry for the lateness of this recommendation post (which should have been out on Saturday), but I was busy. Anyway, this is the first chapter in a novella that I read and really liked. If you guys haven’t read it, you should. That’s really all I have to say. Know that it takes a twist from what might appear to be a cliché story. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂

sammyjnicks

To be completely honest, I struggled with this assignment. Not so much the creativity aspect, but just finding the time to do it. Bio and Calc Classes are just driving me up the wall right now. But I got it done. It seems like a good start to my story to me.

I finally decided on a title by the way. Alone and Angry

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Driving through the rain, Marie was a little on edge. One would normally think that such a light drizzle would not be a big deal, but for Arizonians, rain meant any kind of water falling from the sky. It made no difference if it was raining cats and dogs or if it was a sprinkle. It did not help that it looked as if the sky was about to explode at any moment with gallons and gallons of rain. Thoughts of what the coming weather…

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‘Tis a Pity


Here’s some great thoughts on self-pity.

AMBient

Recently, my thoughts lingered on the idea of self-pity. I already knew what it meant, of course. It meant feeling sorry for ourselves, right? Well, sort of, but there’s another way of viewing self-pity, one which I found especially convicting.

First, let me clearly outline what the word ‘self-pity’ means:

self-pity |ˈˌsɛlf ˈpɪdi|
noun
excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one’s own troubles.

I find this definition enlightening for several reasons. Firstly, ‘self-pity’ is a noun. It’s not the act of feeling lonely or sorry for ourselves. It’s an ‘object’ so to speak, a ‘thing’ that we can possess, cherish, hoard. The first word to describe self-pity is ‘excessive,’ which means that having only a little of this object is already too much, excessive. And it’s self-absorbed, or narrow. It’s a view we hold of ourselves and our own troubles which excludes anyone or anything else. Our thoughts and motives are absorbed…

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