Jessica’s Early Writing (3)

HI everyone!

It’s Monday…ugh. Here’s hoping the week flies by! Another fun post for today – early writing from 1996/97. Enjoy 😊


“I would like to ride bikes just like my cousins.” …my drawing skills were on point. πŸ˜‚

“I love my mommy and daddy because they are very special. They are always there for me. They take me places.” …dawww.

“At bedtime, my mommy and daddy read a bedtime story.”

“I wish that it was Christmas time.”

“I will always love my cat, Purdy, and my car, Katie, and my dog, Thunder, even if they scratch.”


I’m really enjoying reading these old journals. I hope you’re enjoying these posts as well. I hope you have a great day!

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Alter Reach Character Profile: Jade

Hi Everyone!
Happy Friday! It’s been kind of a long week for me, so I’m looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend. I totally forgot to share this piece of exiting news with you guys, so I will do that before we really get into this Character Profile.
I know I’ve talked a little bit about my husband’s fish tank (obsession) fun. We currently have a 40 galleon with too many fish to count (cory catfish, guppies, shrimp, snails, a pleco, and more!), a 10 galleon which houses the baby guppies and a few baby cories (we’ve been selling them to a local fish store), and now, we just added a 29 galleon tank, which is MY tank! I’m super excited to introduce my new Angelfish (some of you may have seen him on Instagram):
Gabriel “Gabe” The Arch-Angelfish

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Isn’t he cool? He’s a Koi Angelfish, and he’s my new writing buddy. πŸ™‚ He’s a baby right now, I’ll keep you guys posted as he gets bigger.
Alright, enough about the fish, on to what you clicked on this post to read. Today, I’m introducing Jade – the narcissistic girlfriend of Zeke.


Name: Jade

Gender: Female

Age: 22

Background: Jade’s family is the second richest family in Alter Reach, and unlike Zeke, she didn’t grow up friendly or normal. She’s always been the bully, and her only concern is being the best at everything. She started “dating” Zeke when his father died, and has been at his side, urging him to find the power from the old legends.

Appearance: Blonde, bombshell. Everything about Jade is perfect, except her attitude.

Family: Her mother and father are still around, but Jade has written them off. They don’t approve of her choice to help Zeke, and that has caused a rift between them. (Let’s be honest, they are terrified of her, so they keep to themselves).

Friends: Jade’s only friend is herself, and she loves it that way.

Romance: Her fling with Zeke is only a grasp for power. She’d leave him in a heartbeat if he wasn’t able to finish the job.

Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert.

Strengths: Jade has the ability to use her nastiness to her advantage. People have a hard time saying no to her. She is every bit threatening as she is beautiful, and she uses that to her advantage.

Weaknesses: She is obsessed with herself, and that can be a dangerous way to live if you make the wrong enemies.

Goals/dreams/aspirations: All Jade wants is money and power. Everything else means nothing to her.

Fears: She’s afraid to be forgotten.


I hope you enjoyed getting to know Jade. She has been an interesting character to write for. Let me know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check out my other character profiles: Marci Faelyn Braston Zeke

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Tick Tock – A Poem

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. We cooked some stuff peppers and hung out at home.

I have another poem for you today. Enjoy 😊


Tick Tock

The ticking of the clock,
is so painful to my ears,
constant noise…

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

So sane and logical,
so unreal, a fantasy,
compared to fast-paced reality.

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

If I tear the clock off my wall,
and turn back the hands,
will I turn back time?

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock


Let me know what you did for Valentine’s Day in the comments. Enjoy your Thursday!

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Truth We Bear – Danielle Rose *Cover Reveal*

Title: Truth We Bear

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 1st, 2018

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb:

How far would you go to ensure your secrets remain buried?

When James Blakely agreed to work as Jezebel Tate’s bodyguard, he offered everything he had to keep her safe, but he hadn’t expected her to claim his heart. A year later, James’s hidden past has emerged from the shadows, threatening everything James has fought to protect.

Jezebel believes the demons that haunt James extend far beyond Living Light, the birth place of the massacre that claimed his family. In an effort to mend his fractured soul, Jezebel insists he confronts those demons, but James fears what she doesn’t know can kill her.

In this thrilling conclusion to the Pieces of Me duet, James must confront his past–before it claims his soul.

This incredibly STEAMY STANDALONE contemporary romance has it all: humor, danger, and an erotic romance. It’s perfect for fans of Sylvia Day, E.L. James, and Meredith Wild. For readers ages 18+.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38390874-truth-we-bear


Author Bio:
Danielle Rose holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Currently residing in the Midwest, where she spends her days dreaming of warmer temperatures, when she’s not writing, she enjoys pretending she lives in California, spending an embarrassing amount of time at Hobby Lobby, and binge-watching Netflix. Visit Danielle on the Web: www.Danielle-Rose.com.


Author Links:

Newsletter: www.danielle-rose.com/newsletter

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Buy Links:

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Truth We Bear (Pre-Order): http://amzn.to/2ElqN78

On sale for a limited time! Grab this STEAMY standalone story for only 99Β’!


I’m super excited to read this book! Lies We Keep was fantastic (read my review here!), so I know Truth We Bear will be just as good!

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The Cloverfield Paradox – Review

Hi everyone!

Happy Sunday! My parents and I saw comedian, Paul Rodriguez, last night. I definitely recommend him if you have a chance to see him. He is hysterical.

Alright, on with today’s blog topic. You may or may not know, I am a huge Cloverfield fan. I absolutely loved the first movie, and then 10 Cloverfield Lane blew me away. I’ve been very accepting of the franchise, and all of its questions, and assumed the third movie would answer them and bring the entire franchise together.

I was wrong.

This will probably contain spoilers, I suggest watching it before reading.


Summary:

Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. (Taken from IMDB)

Review:

The Cloverfield Paradox was released directly after the Superbowl on to Netflix, without any marketing or warning. I was initially concerned about the “straight to streaming” jump, but Netflix has had some good shows and movies, so I was excited. After watching the movie, I have a feeling this quick drop into Netflix was a frantic attempt to gain a following before the negative reviews started rolling in.

Cloverfield on it’s own, was a fantastic monster movie, that really didn’t need continuation, however, money calls, and 10 Cloverfield Lane was created. This movie does not have a ton of connection to the original except the end, but it is still brilliant in its own right. The Cloverfield Paradox attempted to bring the two movies together, but in doing so, managed to look and feel like a rip off of the original Alien movie, and create more questions than answers.

The crew is sent to space to test some sort of particle accelerator that is supposed to create energy that is needed on Earth. In true movie fashion, the test eventually causes a rip in time, and the ship and crew suddenly exist in two parallel dimensions.

Strange things begin to happen on the ship, many of which are a bit silly. Laughable, really. We learn very little about the characters, except the lead, and even she is pretty thin. I had few emotional responses to any deaths or near deaths. The character development was so paper thin, it was almost painful to watch. Which is sad, because the acting was actually decent. The movie looked good. The outside of the ship was unique and some of the special effects were fun.

I’m currently struggling to say anything positive about this film, so I’m just going to wrap up…

Wrap-Up:

I am really disappointed with this movie. The timelines of the three do not match, and it’s maddening. With the introduction of parallel universes, and rips in time, the franchise has infinite possibilities, which, in this case, is a bad thing. There were SO many missed opportunities to make this movie connect the first two and blow the audience away. Instead, we are left with a mess. I’m concerned for the future of the franchise, and I honestly am not sure I want them to make another movie. I’m sure they will, and if they do, I hope they spend a little more time making sense of this muddled timeline they’ve created. And you know, make a movie that’s worth a theater run instead of a “straight to DVD” quality release.


What did you think of The Cloverfield Paradox? Did you enjoy the first two movies? Let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoy what is left of the weekend. 😊

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The Netflix Book Tag

Hi everyone! Happy Friday. I haven’t done a book tag in a while, and found this one on YouTube. I love Netflix and books, so I thought this would be a good one to do. Enjoy 😊


1. Recently Watched
The last book you finished reading

I am in such a reading slump, but I finally finished Gemina. I owe you guys a lot of reviews.

2. Top Picks
A book/books that have been recommended to you based on books you have previously read

Most of the books on my shelf were bought because of booktube recommendations, but I think Sarah J Maas’ books are the more recent recommendations I’ve listened to.

3. Recently Added
The last book you bought
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
4. Popular on Netflix
Books that everyone knows about (2 you’ve read and 2 you have no interest in reading)
Two I’ve read: The Hunger Games and Harry Potter

Two I have no interest in: 50 Shades of Grey and the Game of Thrones series.

5. Comedies
A funny book

I’m not really into funny books, so I can’t think of one at the moment, haha.

6. Dramas
A character who is a drama queen/king
Bella Swan in Twilight. She is among the many reason I passionately hate these books.
7. Animated
A book with cartoons on the cover

I used to have a 30 Days of Night comic – does that count?

8. Watch It Again
A book/book series that you want to re-read
I really want to re-read The Hunger Games series.
9. Documentaries
A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone
I don’t read a ton of non-fiction, so I will go with My Story by Elizabeth Smart. While it isn’t the best written story, it is pretty gut wrenching.
10. Action and Adventure
An action packed book

Eve: The Awkajening by Jenna Moreci

11. New Releases
A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read

April is soon…right? I am so ready to read The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci. It releases on 4/24!


As always, if you’d like to do the tag, go for it! Just let me know so I can read your answers.

What are your plans this weekend? I’m seeing comedian Paul Rodriguez, on Saturday with my parents.

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Jessica’s Early Writing (2)

Hi everyone!

Happy Tuesday. I hope all is well with you. I’m going bowling tonight with coworkers. I suck at bowling, so it should be entertaining. Haha.

Another fun ‘early writing’ post. I found a story I wrote. Enjoy 😊


The Mouse and the Bear

One sunny day, in the beautiful woods, I saw a brown bear named Barry and a gray mouse named Linzy.

Barry didn’t look like he felt too good because he was just laying there on the ground. But, Linzy didn’t know…

…that because she didn’t ask Barry.

All of a sudden, Linzy got on her pogo stick and jumped on Barry’s fat stomach. She started chanting, “lazy bear, lazy bear.”

Then, Barry got mad and swatted Linzy. Linzy fell off Barry’s fat stomach and started crying.

I went over to Linzy and said, “You should go over and say sorry to Barry.” Then I asked Barry to say he was sorry to Linzy for swatting her.

Linzy said sorry and Barry said sorry. They both became friends. They both learned that she should talk to each other before they do…

…something they’ll be sorry for.

That was the last time I ever saw Barry and Linzy again. I hope Barry and Linzy stay friends forever.


I think this was from 4th grade, but I’m not 100% sure. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did. I hope you have a great day. Wish me luck bowling. 😊

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Angel – A Poem

Happy Superbowl Sunday! I’ll be heading to my Dad’s later today to watch the game. Another poem for you. Enjoy 😊


Angel

Graceful charm,
intertwined with,
the delicate essence,
of angels in heaven.

Harbor my heart,
in your eyes,
and steal my soul,
with one smile.

The air I breathe,
my pulse, my life.
You and only you.
My angel.


Have a great Sunday. If you’re watching the game, enjoy! I hope your team wins πŸ˜‰

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Alter Reach Character Profile: Alyson

Hi everyone!

Happy Friday! So sorry for the small hiatus, it has been a crazy week. However, I’m back! Late post for me, but I didn’t want to wait til tomorrow. I have another character profile for you today. Introducing Marci’s twin sister, Alyson. Enjoy 😊


Name: Alyson

Gender: Female

Age: 21

Background: Like Marci, Alyson has no idea what happened in her past. Marci chose to run from her problems but, Alyson chose to face it. She has worked tirelessly for the past five years to solve the mystery of their missing memories.

Appearance: Alyson and Marci are identical twins, but she has dyed her hair blonde. It is long, and hangs to her waist. She has a small, oval face. She’s a bit shorter than Marci, but she has the same intense brown eyes.

Family: Marci is the only relative she knows.

Friends: Alyson tends to make friends with the wrong crowd. She is not particularly close with Marci at the beginning of the book, and falls into a “friendship” with Zeke.

Romance: Alyson is not any better at picking boyfriends than she is picking friends.

Introvert or extrovert? Extrovert. And it drives Marci crazy.

Strengths: Curious, Adventerous and Trusting.

Weaknesses: She doesn’t know when to let things go, and as stated, she doesn’t see the bad in people until it is too late.

Goals/dreams/aspirations: Solve the mystery of her missing memories.

Fears: Never understanding what happened to her.


I’m excited to watch the Superbowl this weekend! My dad and I will be watching. We are hoping for a good game. Who are you rooting for?

Let me know what you think about Alyson. Check out my other character profiles: Marci Faelyn Braston Zeke

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Jessica’s Early Writing (1)

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately, it’s Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. A couple weeks ago, I went to my dad’s house to help him clean out some stuff in his basement and I came across some really old journals and school projects. I thought it would be fun to share some of it with you guys. I have a few different things to share, so I will try to post something different once a week until I run out. This journal is from 1997. Enjoy 😊


I’m sad to say, my drawing skills have not improved.

I really enjoyed writing about my cats and dog.

I liked math and gym. That changed, haha.

This picture is an accurate representation of me roller skating. (Note: the stick figure that fell on her back.)

I still think the library is “nete.”

I laughed so hard reading this one.

These last two were together. I loved writing stories.


I hope you find this entertaining. I had a lot of fun going through stuff and I’m looking forward to sharing more. If you’ve ever shared old writing or school assignments, let me know. I hope your Monday flies by. 😊

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