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Lots of things to write about today…

One,we finished Arabian Nights in English. I really liked that video. ^^ My favourite character was the Sultan’s new wife,Scheherazade. (or however you spell that name ^^;) And she says that quote which is this entry’s Subject.

Second? Second is,my parents have granted permission for me to buy all the SW movies. YAY! ^_^

Actually,those are the main things. Oh no,there’s more…

No-one is coming to the cinema. Not this week,anyway. -_-;;

I’m always sounding annoyed at my friends in this journal,aren’t I? I don’t know why…it’s not as if they’re really bad people. I suppose we’re just different.

I am attempting to write my own fairytale. It’s going well so far. ^^ The thing is,I already have this story. I’ve been working on it for almost a year,and I’m really really proud of it. ^^ But I liked my fairytale idea,so I’m going to have a shot at writing it,or at least telling it to someone sometime. ^^

Oh yeah…tomorrow night is Evening On The Lawns at my brother’s school. I love those Evenings. ^^ Steven’s running some stall called Wormplaza. Involves jelly,worm cookies,and revolting refreshments. *giggles*

Random: Why am I using ^^ as much as I use ^_^ now? Maybe I’m just lazy?

Sites: Am busy with a new layout for Red Sparkles. By the time you’re reading this,it’s probably already up. It features the picture of Ron and Harry in the flying car in Chamber Of Secrets. I LOVE that picture. *squeals*

Site I feel like plugging: The Jedi Apprentice Fan Dimension. Even if you,like me,only read a few JA books,you’ll love this place. ^^ It’s the best place for non-slash Qui/Obi stuff,and it’s got a message board too!

Quote of the update:
‘What Is A Beast?’
a big hairy thing with too many legs
~Some of Harry and Ron’s graffiti in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’

We’re off the ball…

WE LOSTTT!

NOOOO!

Oh well,watching the match was fun. The whole theatre went bonkers when Michael Owen scored for England,I’m suprised my mum several streets away couldn’t hear it. My throat is very sore now,BTW.

Anyhoo,today my family went to Fun Day at my brother’s lower school. It was…okay. ^_^;; Every single Whatever Day they have in my town,they always have this little train that takes people round and round,and I almost always ride it. It went up onto LMS’s (the school next door) field and it can go really fast and up and down around there. I love it. ^^ Oh,and I bought a mini Flareon! You know,the Pokemon? *grins* Fun Days are great places to buy Pokemon stuff,now that Pokemon is *ahem* ‘so last year’ -_-;; Doesn’t stop me liking it…

Hmm,that’s about it for today.

Random: Some guy posted in PH’s guestbook saying something like ‘YOU WRITE ANOTHER FIC LIKE POKETITANTIC AGAIN AND I’LL KILL YOU!!!!!!’ Wish he’d said why…

Fanfiction: Updated my ff.net profile,and got up another chapter of The Cupboard Under the Stairs. Go review…Now.

Site I feel like plugging: These forums. They’re Star Wars,and there’s the best SW forums I’ve seen so far,although they don’t seem to have a awful lot of active members. It reminds me of Imladris.net…they have Harems there too. ^^

Site of mine I feel like plugging: I dunno…I’ll just plug my

ROXing!

Part of the CoS trailer just came on on Newsround! Sqeeeee! ^_^

We did get to see the match at school,after all. ^^ Practically everyone bought in mini-radios to school…I walked in and everyone had one plugged in. -_-;; One of the boys bought in a proper radio and we were all listening to it in registration,and were nearly late for Computing…but that didn’t matter,because we got to watch the rest of the match in Computing class. Yay. ^^ We’re through!

Random: wench2002,thankies for all your commenting lately. ^_^

Sites: I just realised something about my Fandom clique…something’s wrong with the html and it won’t open the pop-up. -_-;; I dread to think how long it’s been like that. I probably won’t make that SW layout for it,because I’m considering a SW clique. But I’m holding off all SW stuff until I’ve seen all the movies,cause it wouldn’t feel quite right otherwise,no matter how much I adore the ones I’ve seen (TPM,AOTC,& ESB…and I liked them all)

Fanfiction: For anyone desperate to read the rest of The Cupboard Under The Stairs (???) go over to Starlit Blue,I put it all up there…

Quote of the entry: “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” ~Bilbo Baggins,LOTR

Quiz of the entry:


Take the Hey Hey, Which Monkee Are You? Quiz.

I liked the Monkees…ever since my mum took me to a concert of theirs,and then we got these videos of them taped off the TV. So,yeah. ^_~

Photos!

Yes,you read that right…photos,of all things. ^_^ Found them on my mum’s computer hard drive,thought I’d put them up…perhaps I’m mental. ^^ They’re all from Disneyland,last year.

Number one

Okay,so you can’t really see me properly,since it’s all in silloetes. But,it’s a good photo,even though I can’t remember who took it. And I can’t spell today.

Number two

My brothers are in most of these pictures,too. -_-;; This is us outside our hotel…Sequioa Lodge. It’s one really,really nice hotel. ^^

Number three

Near the lake…I’m wearing my necklace in all these pics. ^_^ I’m never seen without that thing…

Number four

The Disneyland castle…big image. ^^

Number five

Just a cropped version of the previous one.

Well,those are the pictures. One of the good things about them is you can’t see my spots in any of them…still,now you know what I look like-lucky you. ^_^;;



Random: There are two upper schools in my area. One gets time off to watch the World Cup. The other doesn’t. The one that does is not my school. Fairness,anyone?

Random #2: A teacher walked into my German class,announced that David Beckham had broken his leg,waited for the gasps of horror and then told us it was a joke. Okaaayyy…

Fanfiction: I finished The Cupboard Under The Stairs,but I haven’t uploaded it all yet. I’m still uploading it to ff.net chapter by chapter instead of all at once,and I would have put chapter 4 up today,but the site’s playing up. Also,I got another SW plot bunny last night. Dangit.

Sites: Uploaded a few linkie buttons to my Ken Shrine. ^^

Quote of the entry: ‘To the world you are one person,but to one person you might be the world.’~Anon

When Sarah Can’t Think Of A Subject

I’ve been drawing a lot of fanart lately. ^_^ I drew one of Melody from Pokemon in Japanese dress. That’s the best piece of art I’ve done…which tells you something. -_-;; And this one,of Sora from Digimon…as a mermaid. ^^ And a few others,but they’re not very good.

I’ve read all my new Star Wars books. They ROX. ^_^ My favourite is The Day Of Reckoning,aka Jedi Apprentice #8. Xanatos is one of the coolest villains. ^_^ And I like Den. He’s cool. XD

I’m back at school tomorrow,and I’m seriously dreading it. I just so completely utterly cannot stand school. *sighs* All I wanna say on that. Anyway…

Random: GO ENGLAND!!!!! (sorry)

Fanfiction: Chapter 3 of The Cupboard Under The Stairs,and chapter 4 well on the way. Go review!

Site I feel like plugging: Sugarquill.net…again. It’s so nice there!

Site of mine I feel like plugging: My oekaki board. Go draw!

Quote of the entry:
“Hey,think your Jedi temple would take a guy like me?”
“No.”
~Den and Qui-Gon,from the aforementioned SW book. (One minute Den’s calling lightsabres ‘glowy-tube thingys’ the next he’s asking to join…)

Quiz of the entry:

Disney Princesses

You are a true bookworm and dream of a life better than the simple, quiet one you lead now. Your good looks can attract the town jerks, but you manage to ignore them most of the time. Sometimes you feel like you’re surrounded by idiots. So what are you waiting for? You don’t need your father to be kidnapped to get out and see the world. Although you can be stubborn, you’re also very compassionate and see beyond people’s fa├žades.

Which of the Disney
Princesses
are you?

 

Got the brown-eyed and bookworm parts right,but beauty? I don’t think so…

Use the force

Seen Star Wars: Episode II today!

And now,I get to try film reviewing for the first time. ^_^

First off: Remember my old clique,Fandom? That does it: I’m making it a Star Wars layout. Some of the shots in this movie are just unbelievable. Like at the beginning…I loved all of that.

Next thing: I’ve only seen two other SWs movies…Empire Strikes Back and The Phantom Menace. So forgive any mistakes (and there will be plenty. ~_^)

Okay,on to the proper review:

The acting: Hayden and Natalie (you know who they play…Anakin and Amadala) were,as almost everyone has said, (don’t say wooden,don’t say wooden…)um,kinda bad at the beginning. But then they get loads better. Yes,the romance lines are terribly cliched,but they’re bearable. Ewan McGregor rocks. I really liked the fighting in the rain scene,with Boba Fett’s dad-dangit,forgot his name,gotta go look it up-Jango. That was it. And also:
‘We’ve come to rescue you.’
*looks up at chained hands* ‘Good job.’
But you’ll have to scroll further down for my favorite line from him. Anyway,he was just cool-and my mother just informed me he is married. Hmph. Moving on…
Whenever I see young Boba Fett,I keep thinking of this one SW poster of him later on that’s in my brother’s bedroom. That good or bad? I thought he was quite cool,anyways. And that one scene at the end with the helmet…well,I won’t spoil it.

Jar-Jar! Yes,he’s back. I am one of those demonic beings who doesn’t mind Jar-Jar. Although I have only seen Phantom Menace once,and that a few years ago,so if I ever see it again,I might find him the most annoying thing in the galaxy. I think I heard my friend say he was funny,and nothing at all about him being annoying,so maybe there are actually several demonic beings lurking around. ^_^ Jar-Jar is only in the movie for a few minutes,anyway. I read on a message board ‘It was Jar-Jar’s fault!’ and seeing the movie I understood that. Although I think he’s more of a scrapegoat really.

C3PO was okay. The head-swapping thing and ‘Did I just say that?’ got a few laughs. We didn’t see a lot of R2D2…I was hoping there’d be more. I like that droid.

Christopher Lee was cool,but being the FOTR fan that I am now,I can’t stop thinking of him as Saruman. And the fact that he says almost the EXACT same things to Obi-Wan in this that he says to Gandalf in FOTR,doesn’t help matters. ^_^

And finally…Yoda! Oh my god. Even though I’m not the world’s biggest SW fan,havin only seen 3 of the movies now,that was AMAZING. That lightsabre duel absoulutly roxed,and I liked that line ‘Lost a planet,Obi-Wan has. How embarassing.’ Lol! And Mace Windu kicks ass too. I heard he asked for a purple lightsabre specially. Which is cool,everyone else’s is either green or blue,or red for the bad guys. (Don’t you get pink or yellow or orange…never mind)

My favourite scene was Corusant. WHOA. Closely followed by Yoda’s scene. My friend (Emma,BTW) was talking about that all the way home.

Oh,and I haven’t mentioned the scene after Shmi dies…(big spoiler!). That was scary. And when Anakin talks about it afterwards…

The day ended with me and Emma cracking up and flinging water at each other in the toilets. Had to say that because it was funny,I was scared someone would walk in and then run straight out. ^_^

Oh and later,I was tempted to buy a mini-lightsabre. I didn’t though,having spent most of my cash on ice cream,McDonalds and the like. Yes,I want a lightsabre now. ^_^ My offical rating of the movie? 4 stars.

And the best,best,best part?

I get to see it again tomorrow! :D

Sites: Will work on that SW Fandom layout…when I find some really good images. ^^ There was one in a book I was reading in Ottakar’s that I simply loved. Also,must work on that LOTR site…

Fanfiction: I’ve just finished writing two chapters of my Harry Potter fanfic,Of Mudbloods And Green Serpents. You can find it at Starlit Blue and review it at fanfiction.net,should you want to. ^_^ It’s about a Muggleborn girl going to Hogwarts,making friends with Ron,Harry,Hermione and co,and…wait for it…getting Sorted into Slytherin. Better than it sounds,and the girl is anything but a Mary Sue. I think. ^_^;; My character,Sonia,is bullied badly by the Slytherins for being a Muggleborn,and in one of the chapters the leader says something about not wanting pictures of ‘mingy mudbloods’ in the dorm,and she hits the picture of Sonia’s (dead) brother to the floor and treads on it. I actually nearly cried writing that bit,but I don’t know if the writing is actually good.
I talk too much about my own fanfiction.

Quote of the entry: ‘Why do I get the feeling you’ll be the death of me?’~Obi-Wan Kanobi,Star Wars episode II. Now there’s some foreshadowing!

That was bloody brilliant

Yes,I now own the HP movie. ^_^

And yesterday I got two new tops,new trousers,a copy of The Silmarillion and a beach towel…

My family went shopping at Milton Keynes,and I wound up with the clothes and towel,and got the other stuff from Amazon. And Dad bought most of it…Mwahahaha. I’m a daddy’s girl. -_-;;

I ADORE one of the bookshops at MK. It’s called Ottakar’s,and they have a small Tolkien section,and a children’s section,complete with this machine where you,um,turn wheels and levers and…make a lot of balls bounce around. ^^;; If I had to work in a bookshop,I’d work in that one. Annnnway…

I started reading the Sil and WHOA. It’s complex. I had to keep going back pages and looking at the index,but that’s half the fun,really…
When I started reading LOTR (after the movie..yep),I thought up a couple of fanfic ideas,but I didn’t really want to start them yet. LOTR fanfiction is tricky because there’s so much STUFF you need to know,and I promised myself I wouldn’t write any fanfiction until I’d at least read the Sil,because…Well,look at a lot of LOTR fanfiction on ff.net. Not to be mean,but not many read the books,I believe…and a lot of it is A/L slash. I don’t mind slash at all,but how come it’s always those two? Is it because they’re the cutest? ^^ And there’s countless ‘girl visits Middle-Earth’ Mary-Sue types. But there’s plenty of good stuff there,too…

Back to the HP movie…I can’t WAIT for POA. I have a minor obsession with posters (two LOTR,two HP,one seriously bad home-made on computer Digimon one,two Pokemon,two Disney ones,one featuring two dolphins,and a few assorted others) and I’ve saved a space on my wall so I can get a HP&POA one,when it’s out. ^_^
Ah yes,I am sad…




Random: If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no-one around to hear it,does it make a sound? (what…?)

Site I feel like plugging: Sugar Quill,a HP fanfic site. The message board is one of the nicest places around. ^_^

Site of mine I feel like plugging: the heartstars.net forums,my message board. Not many people go there,but hey…

Quote of the update: “What happened in the dungeons is a complete secret,so,naturally,the whole school knows.”~Dumbledore,Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,book and movie. ~_^

Oh look. ^_^ Sarah has a LJ.

I’ve been seeing people with these things for ages,never thought I’d wind up getting one myself…

In this diary entry,I’ll just introduce myself,then we can get onto the interesting stuff. My name is Sarah,and I come from a town called Leighton Buzzard,Where Nothing Much Goes On. I attend high school,and wish I didn’t. I love to write,I write fanfiction and an original story which I’d love to see published one day…although I don’t know. I run a website called heartstars.net,it features lots of fansites and that sort of thing. So far,there’s three shrines to Digimon characters,a Harry Potter site,a digimon Couples site,a clique,a personal page,and a Pokemon mega-site. I’m also working on sites for Spyro the Dragon and Lord Of The Rings,but we’ll see how that goes.

…Anyway. Journal entry number one ends here. ^_^




Random: Tomorrow I get the Harry Potter movie…

Sites: Starlit Blue & IWY updated today.

Site I feel like plugging: Imladris,my absoulute favorite Tolkien forum. In fact,the only one I post on. ^_^ My username there is Lady Sarah. Come and chat and laugh…and swoon! ^_^

Site of mine I feel like plugging: Spirit Of Song,part of my Pokemon site. It’s a mini-shrine to Melody from Movie Two…

Quote of the entry: “Ford,you’re turning into a penguin. Stop it.”~Arthur,Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy



Online quizzies/tests of the entry:

Which LOTR Woman are you?

*squeal* Yay! Eowyn’s my favorite LOTR girl,and the one I relate to most…