I learned about vectors in Algebra 2 today.
I was rather distracted during the lesson, but I will never forget what a vector is–or at least that it has direction and magnitude. 😉
I have never come so close to liking math.
Our family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, and has not for years.
We haven’t gone trick-or-treating since the time I discovered my passion for stories and costumes. While I’ve sometimes felt disappointed about not participating in such a popular holiday (certain aspects of which would be right up my alley), I think my parents are right in deciding to do other things.
I don’t want to offend anyone who does celebrate Halloween, and I don’t blame you. Halloween is fun, you get free candy, and some people come up with really neat and truly beautiful costumes. Halloween can be fun, and it can be done well.
But we don’t celebrate it, as so many people use it as a way to emphasize–and even celebrate–what’s dark and ugly.
Starting about last Halloween, some Halloween decorations started to remind me of villains in The Lord of the Rings, A Christmas Carol, and other stories I love. I began to wonder how I felt about this, and why I watch The Hobbit but don’t celebrate Halloween. I began to realize this year that Halloween puts emphasis on villains, and ugliness. Whereas, these stories I loved rather celebrated the good. While someone dressing up like a Ringwraith would look a whole lot like the Halloween costumes I don’t appreciate, there’s a difference between having a holiday to celebrate ghosts, and liking a story that contains similar elements, which are portrayed as bad.
So. All this to say: I want to try something new.
I came to the conclusion recently that costumes are cool, and Halloween can’t have all of them. So I’m going to pick a day this spring that Little Sister and I are going to wear costumes instead, and I want to invite you to do it with me. I’m not thinking anything fancy–probably just hanging out at a local park.
Any Omaha people interested? If you are, would the last week of May, or the first week of June work better for you? Sometime Saturday, or a weekday afternoon? I want your opinion!
Do you remember when I did the Describe Tag, and asked you all to help me name one of my characters? Well, I’ve officially named her Reese Shattercane.
I actually named her shortly after I did the tag, but forgot to post again. I recently remembered I promised to follow up with you guys, so. . . here we are. Her name is Reese.
Sorry I’m late!
I just finally got a feel for the plot of her story, which I’m excited about. It’s not very high on the “What To Write Next” list, but I still like playing with it, so it’s fun to know where I’m going!
In other news, I bought my first piece of Star Wars fan gear last month: Jyn’s stardust necklace (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
(Apparently the fans have dubbed it Jyn’s “Kyber necklace”, but I have been calling it her “stardust necklace” to myself since I left the theater, and I prefer that. 😉 )
My Lord of the Rings gear is getting excessive (as in, two shirts, a necklace, a pair of earrings, and a Galadriel crown), but this was my first Star Wars piece.
I posted about reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream recently, if you remember. Well, I read The Tempest today, and it’s giving Julius Caesar (my favorite Shakespeare play) a real run for its money.
“My library was dukedom large enough. . .”
-The Tempest, Dover Thrift edition, page 6
Shakespeare was a master!
Happy Wednesday (because it is one), my amazing readers!