Friday, 6 January 2017

I Just Got A Drawing Tablet!

Best belated Christmas gift ever! My dad and I went out shopping for a drawing tablet a few days ago, and I finally got one. Woo hoo. It's the Wacom Intuos Art, and the software is a bit confusing because I'm used to using a simple mouse with Gimp. So it's a bit weird. I haven't got much practice yet drawing stuff because I have absolutely no idea what to draw.


(I swear to god, Freya if you say "foxes" "Serbia" or anything else on the blacklist, I'll draw the fall of the Aztec empire with Donald Trump's face on it. And he'll have long hair.)

On another note, Freya gave me Sea Monkey eggs as part of my birthday gift! Best gift I've gotten in a while, because now I can actually have pets, thanks Freya! I finally found the time to hatch them a few days ago, and they'll be ready to start eating food soon. I hope they won't die. At the moment, they're just little babies and they look like little feathers floating around the water. Super cute. It's cool because now I can say that I have shrimp as pets.

Anways, this was just a random post with no specific topic. Kind of just to get ideas running around. I also need drawing recommendations, so anyone reading this, even if I don't know you, please please please give me something to test my drawing tablet on.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Odd Dream #2

I have a tendancy to write down the dreams I remember as soon as I wake up so that I don't forget them. And they're usually either really weird stories, or have plot lines that are worthy for movies, so I guess it might be interesting to post them every so often. Oh, and excuse the bad writing, I'm typing directly from whatever I wrote from that hasy point of time from when you just wake up, so it's very bad quality.

Dream #2, June. 14, 2014: The Iluminati Black Market

It all started when me, one of my good my irl friends, my brother, and some random exchange student from Africa moved into a strange town. We got an apartment room and settled in. After getting settled, we were enrolled into different schools all within the town: My brother went to a film school, the exchange student was going to an elementary school, (I forgot where my friend was going), and I was going to a medical school. With that, we headed off to find our new schools, with the goal to go in random directions until we stumbled across it. Whilst looking for my school, I wandered into the sketchy part of town and a huge guy in a dark coat came out of a dark alleyway. As I was clearly lost, I decided to ask him where the medical school was, and surprisingly, he gave me detailed directions to the school. I followed the directions, but it ended up leading me to some kind of black market tent. Curious, I crept into the market, but it was completely empty. Tables were arranged in endless rows with the strangest objects you could imagine. All of a sudden, my friend, my brother, and the exchange student, popped up from hiding under a table and told me that the trench coat guy lead me to a trap. I decided to hide under the table with them. Soon, the guy from the alley lead a group of strangely-dressed people into the market. The hooded figures noticed us and we sprung up to run but they had closed off all the exits. We were left with no choice but to fight. We picked up some random pen off of a table and tried to use Harry Potter spells to activate them, but it didn't seem to work. Finally, we discovered that is was mind-powered so we ended up telepathically shooting fire from the pens. The black marketers were slightly repelled, giving us enough time to grab whatever we could get from the tables that weren't on fire, and dash out.
We took shelter in a strange tower in the middle of a vast cornfield by the edge of the town. We decided to check out the things we had smuggled from the black market. Apparently the pens also had the ability to turn into daggers. We had also picked up some butter knives, which we discovered worked like magic wands (still not activated my Harry Potter spells though). Once we got bored setting corn on fire, we explored the tower and discovered that there was a giant magnifying glass at the very top. With it, there was a pair of binoculars which I looked a the top of the black market tent with. The entire top of the tent was a stained glass Illuminati symbol that I never noticed before. I aimed the magnifying glass at the pupil of the eye in the Illuminati and the entire tent blew up. The black-hooded figures around it disintegrated and we all went back to town and sat around a huge bonfire with the rest of the townspeople, roasting marshmallows. I also played with my pet pig, which I seemed to have in the dream. I don't like pigs. 

Friday, 2 December 2016



(I'm really sorry, my life isn't interesting enough at the moment. I'm not really that immature... Okay maybe a bit. Anyways, Tremblant Vacation Part Two is coming as soon as I figure out how to get my pictures to show up.)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mont Tremblant (Part 1)

Because I didn't want to bore my friends to death by recapping my vacation in real life, I'm going to do it on this blog so that I can actually get this down somewhere in multiple parts.

This summer, I took a gander over to the majestic Mont Tremblant, a mountain within the many Laurentien Mountains of Quebec. Most people go there for skiing or snowshoeing, but nope, I had literally no where else to go this summer. I have been to almost every road-trip worthy place within a 10 hour driving radius. There was nowhere left to go except for a four day trip to Mont Tremblant, then to extend the fun, a bunch of camping trips scattered around my Summer vacation. And so, my family set off to Quebec.

Day 1: Before the trip, I made sure to stockpile on an ungodly amount of snacks to bring on hikes and the car ride there and back. I expected the car ride to be excruciatingly long and boring, but I'm not gonna lie, it was actually kind of fun. My brother and I made a playlist to blast out for the entire car ride, but ended up playing Hamilton songs for half the time anyways. I spent the majority of my time trying to come up with things to draw, and a small portion of the time actually drawing it. When I wasn't drawing, I was stuffing myself on food and looking out into the plain farms. Farm after farm after farm. It was only in the last two hours where scenery started to get interesting. And let's not forget my trusty ukulele, which I single-handedly managed to piss off every member in the family with until they threatened to throw it out the window. Ah good times. At the time, the only songs I knew how to play by heart were: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" "21 Guns" and "Riptide" without looking at sheet music. Fun for me, hell for everyone else.

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Our cabin was a room in this building
We finally got to the base of the mountain, but it wasn't over just yet, due to our sad attempt to find our cabin. It was practically impossible. It didn't register on the GPS, so we had to use a physical map to get through some weird roads. After an oddly long time, we actually made it to the cabin and settled in. By that time, it was too late to go hiking or do some exploring, so my parents decided to go to the casino. I honestly have no idea who thought it was a good idea to put a casino on a mountain, but I guess it's pretty good for people waiting for someone to finish skiing or hiking or something. Anyways, my twin brother and I were left alone in a hotel room with nothing much to do. We tried to entertain ourselves first, by eating food. The only thing we could make at the time was a sandwich, and I didn't even like the sandwich I made, so that didn't go on for long. Our cabin had a TV but all the channels were boring. There was one that was playing Supernatural, but it was in the middle of an episode and I didn't want to potentially spoil the rest of the show for myself. The cabin also had wifi, so Youtube kept us going for a bit. We eventually got bored of Youtube because too many Youtubers suck (like Leafyishere). The fun really started when I busted out my ukulele. I Googled new sheet music to play while we belted out Hamilton songs. When my parents came back, I volunteered to sleep on an air mattress because our room only had a bed and a pull-out couch. Sleep came surprisingly easy.

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A Tiring Climb
Day 2: I woke up nice and early at 6:00, then woke up the rest of my family. When I'm on vacations, I go to sleep late and wake up early to get the most out of my trip. Sleep is for when I'm home. The thought of spending a lot of time sleeping in a cabin when there's so much more to do and see disturbs me. Anyways, breakfast was unmemorable. My brother, my dad, and I all got our hiking stuff and set off into the mountains for a long, tiring, and hopefully rewarding day of hiking. My mom wanted to stay behind. Up for a challenge, we chose the most strenuous trail to the summit: Grand BrulĂ©. At the beginning of the trail, we were confused; How was this strenuous? Around fifteen minutes into the trek was when things started to heat up. Either it got progressively harder through the whole thing or I got progressively more tired, but it was tough. Sweat was pouring down my face. Every clearing we came through, I thought we were at the top. There was one point where I could have sworn I saw the summit landmark, but nope, two hours to go. Needless to say, the hike was beautiful. There were a few people we passed and exchanged a "bonjour/hello". Around half the people there spoke English, and half spoke French, so every time I passed someone, I would greet them in both languages just in case. The scenery during the hike was marvellous, and we passed through rocky terrain, forest, small ponds, and breathtaking cliff-views. It was strenuous, yes, but worth it? Definitely.

When we got to the top, we ate some well-deserved poutine and I got to practise my French. We had a few more hours before the gondolas closed, so we decided to do a little bit of trailblazing for fun. We took the gondola down because people don't typically hike down mountains when there's an option, especially when it's getting dark. We wandered around the Tremblant Village like pathetic tourists, and ate dinner at a nice Italian restaurant.

Rocky, Muddy Trail

My Little Mountain Friend

Summit View


That's the end of part one. I was originally going to make the entire vacation in one post, but I feel like I should be updating more often, so multiple posts is the solution. Is this what travel bloggers do? Am I travel a blogger now? Geez this blog is all over the place. Anyways, stay tuned for the next post. (Not that anyone cares)

Sunday, 13 November 2016

I'm Back...

Hello to my two entire followers. I think I mentioned somehwere that I only post when I'm bored, and I guess my long break showed how much of an eventful life I lead. Haha no, just kidding. The real reason I haven't posted anything in a while is because I forgot I owned a blog. Pathetic, I know. Aaannnyways, here's a repost from a post I made on my friend's blog:

I have come to share a secret of the Earth. Yes, it is the one and only, maned wolf. Basically a red fox on stilts, and if you hadn't known already I love foxes. Maned wolves are really cool, not only because they look like foxes with deer legs, but because they aren't even wolves. What. 

These awesome canines are actually related closest to the forest fox and bush dog, and thrive around in the tall grasses of South America. Being the tallest species of canines, maned wolves look kind of like the lanky awkward teenagers of the animal kingdom. 

Fun Facts About Maned Wolves:
- They can grow up to 1 metre tall
- Their urine smells like marijuana
- They are omnivores. Half of their diet consists of fruit, which is odd for a canine
- Their black mane stands up when they detect a threat
- They have a spooky bark:
- They're nocturnal

Unfortunately maned wolves are endangered due to loss of habitat, being killed by farmers trying to protect their livestock, introduction of new diseases, and more. Let's try to not let them go extinct please.


Saturday, 25 June 2016

What The Hell This Song is so Beautiful

Okay seriously though, this song is heartwarming and sad and happy and i dont even know.


"The Gambler"

Slow down, we've got time left to be lazy
All the kids have bloomed from babies into flowers in our eyes
We've got fifty good years left to spend out in the garden
I don't care to beg your pardon, we should live until we die

We were barely eighteen when we crossed collective hearts
It was cold, but it got warm when you barely crossed my eye
And then you turned, put out your hand, and you asked me to dance
I knew nothing of romance, but it was love at second sight

I swear when I grow up I won't just buy you a rose
I will buy the flower shop, and you will never be lonely
For even if the sun stops waking up over the fields
I will not leave, I will not leave 'til it's our time
So just take my hand, you know that I will never leave your side

It was the winter of '86, all the fields had frozen over
So we moved to Arizona to save our only son
And now he's turned into a man, though he thinks just like his mother
He believes we're all just lovers, he sees hope in everyone

And even though she moved away, we always get calls from our daughter
She has eyes just like her father's, they are blue when skies are gray
And just like him she never stops, never takes the day for granted
Works for everything that's handed to her, never once complains

You think that I nearly lost you when the doctors tried to take you away
Like the night you took my hand beside the fire thirty years ago to this day,
You swore you'd be here 'til we decide that it's our time
But it's not time, you never quit in all your life
So just take my hand, you know that I will never leave your side
You're the love of my life, you know that I will never leave your side

You come home from work, and you kiss me on the eye
You curse the dog, you say that I should never feed them what is ours
So we move out to the garden, look at everything we've grown
And the kids are coming home so I'll set the table; you can make the fire


Friday, 24 June 2016

Figure Skating

Figure skating is a majestic sport-like ballet, but with knives on your feet. It's also kind of confusing one. Person in 3000BC: "Hey, I bet I can go faster if I walk on ice with sharp bones on my shoes." Somehow, figure skating works. I don't know why the hell it was made, but it managed to get popular. Weirdly, no one knows exactly how it was created, nor do they know how it was created. Anyways, the skate boot has come a log way from 3000 BC's bones, to the European introduction of metal blades, to the modern blade and toepick made up of random crap like titanium, steel, etc. In the 1800's skating was pretty popular, and was one of the only sports that women would actually partake that was also acceptable for men. Then in 1863, this American guy named Jackson Haines comes along and decides to put ballet skills on the ice, and he alos invented the sit-spin, which is a pretty fun spin. For some reason, the people of  Victorian England didn't like Jackson's revoluntionary ideas and preferred the stiffer kind of skating, so Jackson kept on making new moves and dance elements untill he performed at some place in Vienna which inspired an International Skating Union. Thanks Jackson. Now going on to the early 20th century, Ulrich Slachow was a really great skater and he introduced the serated edged toepick to help with jump grip. Clearly, the Salchow jump was named after him as well. Then over even more years, indoor ice rinks were made, figure skating became an Olympic sport (1908), jumps and spins were created, and outfits were created, all of this to become what it is today. Yeah, figure skating really doesn't have much of an interesting hitory, but it's a cool sport nevertheless. 

Why am I ranting about figure skating?

No not because of that. I am a figure skater, not very good one, but it's a pretty large part of my life. So you'll probably see some future posts about fun facts, opinions, things relating to skating, stuff like that. I'll try to make it friendly to those who have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, maybe even a basic explaination about the different jumps/spins/footwork so that the next time you're watching it on TV and the announcer talks about a bad landing or whatnot, you can say something like: "Pfft yeah I know that the triple flip double lutz combo was landed on the inside edge what an offence that's like seven points right there look how much i know about figure skating why won't anyone love me." Um yeah so please, if want more of this awesome cool creative unique content, make sure to follow my blog. I need you to. I promise my posts won't be too long. Plz.