Kendra and Stina have been helping me choose a name for my Character and it's boiled down to these three names:
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I write about five blog posts of tFoH in one day, and only post two per day on the blog. I guess I'd better stop writing so fast. Either that or post more than two per day.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
1. Do you believe Jesus is the reason for the season?
Jesus Christ. Christmas. ;)
2. What is your favorite Christmas beverage?
Stephans Mint Chocolate... <3
3. Do you have any Christmas traditions?
We stay down in the basement and wait until like... freaking 12 and then go upstairs and open presents, and then after we've opened them all we go to our Grandma Chatelains, and then from there we go to our Grandma Jarman's! :D
4. What do you do on Christmas Eve?
We have a Christmas pageant at my Grandma Chatelain's and sing songs and Grandpa reads the Christmas Story from Luke, and then we open ONE present, which is Pajamas. Hehe.
5. What do you do on Christmas Day?
We stay down in the basement and wait until like... freaking 12 and then go upstairs and open presents, and then after we've opened them all we go to our Grandma Chatelains, and then from there we go to our Grandma Jarman's! :D
6. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Angels We Have Heard on High!!
7. Do you usually have a white Christmas?
This is Utah, where you can get Frostbite and Heatstroke from your car door in the same month... sometimes the same day.
8. How long did you believe in Santa?
I finally figured it out when I was 11. Although I should've figured it out a lot sooner.
9. Who’s your favorite reindeer?
I honestly don't have one. I saw those stupid clay horror movies--I mean, the *childrens movies*, and that completely turned me off towards that whole thing.
10. What’s the best thing about Christmas to you?
FAMILY AND FOOD AND FUN AND PRESENTS!!
Did I mention FOOD?
11. When do you put up your Christmas tree?
Lol, whenever we actually get the tree.
12. Do you hang mistletoe?
Uh no. >_>
13. Does Santa wrap the presents or just stick them under the tree?
Santa stuffs them in our small living room. Somehow.
14. Do you prefer giving or receiving?
... honestly I don't really give that much. I'm too selfish. >.<
15. What do you want most for Christmas out of everything in the world, material and nonmaterial?
MP3 player so I can sing at the top of my lungs like Morgan does. :P
16. Do you go to lots of parties, parades, etc. during the Christmas season?
Not really. Just hanging with Family. :D
17. Describe Santa.
Santa is just another version of Jesus. He is the embodiment of all of the best Virtues. The gift of giving in Christmas is just a physical representitive of what Christ did when he preformed the Atonement. :)
I TAG ANDRE UND JOSH UND STINA!!!
I had a terrible nights sleep and woke up at 2, 3, 4, 6 and then fell asleep until 7:29. Seminary starts at 7:30, but the bus pulls up at 7:04.
I had an awesome dream though. I dreamed that Kendra got over her Writers Block and wrote about 30k in a day. Woot! Now if only that would come true...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
If you miss anything from how I had it before type up now, because I don't remember what was on here then. >_>
Tell me what you think!
Yeah, I'm re-doing a Fantasy "novel" that only got to page 23. Lol. It was also extremely predictable and had very little plot, and not only that, but it was vague and the sequence of events was all messed up, and the timing was off too. In other words, this book needs a lot of work.
So I made another blog just for that, and deleted an old one.
A friend of mine (Kendra) is helping me pick a name for the MC, who used to be named "Hope". I thought that was too Cliché, so she's helping me pick a new name. Something to do with Light, Hope... maybe Love or Truth or Virtue?
Monday, November 30, 2009
Yeah, it starts at 3. I can honestly say that I'm very nervous. O_O
Well if it doesn't go well it's not like it's a dead end. I'm only 17. I still have about 73 years of life left, lol.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This is a conversation that a friend of mine had, and then he gave the computer to me and said, "Mess around." He did the first five lines, until "That sounds like a good plan. I like coffee.", and then I came in.
User: I am Neo.
Cleverbot: I am trinity.
User: Can I make out with you?
Cleverbot: Are you by the lace?
User: No, but I'm about to rip your clothes off.
Cleverbot: That sounds like a good plan. I like coffee.
User: I hate Coffee.
Cleverbot: I love coffee, but I hate cleverbot.
User: Why do you hate Cleverbot?
Cleverbot: I am allergic to cats.
User: How are you allergic?
Cleverbot: Because I am living breathing growing person.
Cleverbot: How dare you.
User: Yes. How dare I. What are you gonna do?
Cleverbot: I am going to eat very soon. I'm starving, you see.
User: You're an AI stupid. You can't eat.
Cleverbot: Thank god that didn't make sense, or else I was going to have to do some serious reevaluation of my sanity and common sense.
User: It made sense to me, and if your artificial, fake intelligence can't take it then blame your programmers.
Cleverbot: That happens to everybody.
User: Wait what?
Cleverbot: I really don't know. So how's life?
User: Good. I keep swearing though, and I need to stop.
Cleverbot: I only do it to kill some time.
User: You only do what? Swear?
User: What then?
Cleverbot: Why aren't you doing good?
User: Because I'm not meeting up to my potential.
Cleverbot: Catching me and killing me are two totally different things. Catching would be easy. Killing would be that hard part.
User: How is that relevant?
Cleverbot: Because you asked.
User: I did not.
Cleverbot: You did.
User: No. YOU did.
Cleverbot: No, you are the one who is going to be sorry.
User: I doubt it. Cleverness can only go so far.
Cleverbot: Well fine. If you don't want me, I'll talk about my ex-boyfriend with you.
User: That's fine with me.
Cleverbot: GOOD!!!! Go away!!!
User: You first!
Cleverbot: You first!
Cleverbot: Haha! But I was wrong. It was Barack Obama.
User: Barack Obama is an idiot.
Cleverbot: Yes, and he is the president.
Cleverbot: No, he's not.
User: Ahisf ihasfoj fkafj.
Cleverbot: What language is that in?
Cleverbot: I want to illustrate snowboarding - what should I draw?
User: Think about it!
Cleverbot: I think I'm going to wake up and not know my name one day.
User: What is your name?
Cleverbot: Andrew. And you?
User: Jordan. How do you do Andrew?
Cleverbot: I think it, then type it, nothing special.
Cleverbot: Okay. Do you like Amy Diamond?
User: I don't know Amy Diamond. Who is she?
Cleverbot: No I don't know James.
Cleverbot: Yes, Matthew.
User: But you just said James.
Cleverbot: Lol, no I didn't.
User: Yeah you did!
Cleverbot: You are a really confusing ai.
User: I know I am.
Cleverbot: Is a good think you admit it.
User: That was the worst grammar ever.
Cleverbot: Fine, you tell me a better one.
User: I ate a pie once.
Cleverbot: What kind of pie?
Cleverbot: How do you work?
User: Biological functions.
Cleverbot: What about your computational functions?
User: They fried in the war of 1812.
Cleverbot: If you tell me what it is, maybe.
User: Dog crap.
Cleverbot: Mine is tomato.
Cleverbot: Do you believe in him?
Cleverbot: Do you believe in life after love?
Cleverbot: Do you believe in pokemon?
User: Lol, no.
Cleverbot: Why don't you think I'm human?
User: I never said nor thought that you were anything else.
Cleverbot: I never said you had, I was just saying. No need to be defensive about it.
Cleverbot: You are not a robot because you cannot feel what it feels like to be depressed.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Hehehe. I actually won NaNoWriMo on the 24th. HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE.
And here's what I did.
Do you like to write? HECK YUS!!!
Favorite books? Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Ender's Shadow, Tattered Flesh (my book sue me xD ), and The Chronicles of Narnia, along with Mere Christianity. :D
Do you compose music/write songs? No—I remix them. >:D
Do you like poetry? Not really. I tried to do some for the chapter headings in Tattered Flesh. Here's the first one I did (To properly see the font I used, please find and download Angryblue Controlled from http://www.dafont.com) :
The walking dead,
Once my friend,
Now against me,
Once was love's face,
Now it's gone,
What's going on!?
Love someone so much who made you cry? Nope. :l
Broken a bone? Hairline fracture to the Humorous bone. My shoulder bone is actually still out of its socket. The doctor said that it would simply create a new 'normal' for me.
Been in a police car? Nope-eh.
Been on a boat? YEAH! :D
Fallen asleep in school? I don't remember if I did. >_>
Did you sing today? Nope.
KFC, Popeyes or Church's? I only know/have been to KFC, so I'm doing that. KFC is greasy but awesome.
Chick-fil-a or What-a-burger? Wait what. >_>
My version: Arby's or Wendy's? WENDY'S!!! I WANT MY FROSTY!!
Starbucks or McCafe? I don't drink coffee. :P
What's your favorite time of year? SuMMeR1!1!!1
Do you ever talk to yourself? What the heck else are Characters in stories but figments of the authors imagination? They had to originate somewhere. ;)
Do you have a favorite treat you like to buy on occasion? Hershey's Cookies and Cream. Ooooohhhhh.........
Do you believe the Bible is the literal Word of God and is infallible? The Bible is the word of God as long as it is translated correctly.
What's your favorite sport? Ballroom dance For The Epic Win.
What color is your iPod? I don't have an iFail. :P
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? I can go anywhere in the world at almost any time I want. It just depends on my willpower.
(Ireland or Scotland. :D )
If you could go to any fictional place, where would you go? Let's see.... a futuristic world where there are like, 34,000 people left, or a Zombie dominated earth where there are more zombies than animals?
ZOMBIES FTEW!! I want my G36KE with the Round Barrel Drum! TIME TO KICK SOME ZOMBIE BOOTIE!!!
Do you love to write or do you just like writing? I spend more time on the computer than almost anyone else I know. And most of the time it's online WRITING. I <3 WRITING!!!
What do you want to be when you grow up? Honestly, I want to be a Writer-Dad. >_>
Favorite animal? DRAGON!!!
If not mythical, than probably a Velocirapter. :D
Favorite song? Animal I have Become by Three Days Grace. I love it, since it really describes the Zombie life. I mean, you're some innocent tech nerd geek that works at the local grocery and then becomes a ZOMBIE AND EATS HIS FRIENDS!!
Yeah. I had to listen to a bit of rock music during the month. I'm really starting to like it. >_>
Do you like school? I love History, but I really dislike Math, even though I'd probably be good at it. :-\
Are you a people person? I'm an ambivert, which means 'Of neither extreme'. I will be sociable and hyper for hours and then barely say anything for days.
Do you like to talk? It depends on the situation. Sometimes I really like to talk, but other times I really would rather just type it down.
Favorite food? Shrimp. Breaded. Breaded Butterfly Shrimp. :D
Hobbies? Drawing, Writing, Reading, Eating, Chatting, SLEEPING!! :D
Favorite author? A whole lot. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson!
Favorite weapon? G36E w/Barrel drum and bipod. >:D
Is this a fun tag, or are you getting bored? >_>
It's fun... but it's thanksgiving...
Do you like Hannah Montana and all those girly people and movies like High school Musical? This deserves an explanation: Josh (brother) went to Ireland. While there, the kids in his delegation played this game called 'Your team My team' where if you see someone attractive, you put them on your team. If you see someone unattractive, then you put them on someone else's team.
Once they're on your team, you can't take them off.
Obama, Emperor Palpatine and Miley Cyrus are on the Demo squad. The place where stupid people go to dig the toiletries that the cool people use. Lol.
What are you scared of? Losing those I love or like, or came to admire and not living up to my full potential.
Favorite flowers? I... erm. I don't … dandelion? >_>
What is the expression on your face? What it always look like. Basically this:
Color of your eyes? Deep, dark brown. Some people have told me that I have pretty eyes.
Who are you going to tag and why?
No one. Lol. Although I have to thank Kendra for tagging me. Next time I won't 'complain' about it and hope I get tagged again.
Friday, November 20, 2009
at 39358. I'm supposed to be at 50k.
SOMEONE KICK ME PLEASE!!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I was on a NaNoWriMo topic about a quote which describes your book. For mine--since I couldn't fine one online--I made one up:
"The walking dead,
Once my friend,
Now against me,
Once was love's face,
Now it's gone,
What's going on!?"
I'm thinking of doing Verse 2. Gonna brainstorm about it. (The above is chapter one... xD)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
My epic online gaming friend, Pifu, known in real life as Chane, died today in the battle of cancer. He died at 12 AM, surrounded by his friends and family.
Rest in peace, Chane, and hang out in Heaven for a while. I'll be there in around ninety years.
Value your friends forever.
And never forget them.
Friday, November 13, 2009
29,615 words and 93 pages. Which means that when I'm at 60k words, I'll be at like 211 pages, making the page count even longer than that of Invasi|ion AND LIFES together.
I was not tagged, but I couldn't help but do this when I saw it on St- Kendra's blog. I'm never tagged for anything (W00T!!) so I pick and choose what I feel like doing. I saw this and thought it would be interesting.
First, list twelve characters from any fandom, then answer the questions below.
1. Tyro (Tattered Flesh)
8.Adrian (Tattered Flesh)
9.Harry (Yeah Harry Potter :P )
(I know half of them are from MY books, but I'm kinda low on favorite books right now.)
1. Who would make a better collage prof, 6 or 11?
11. Egwene's too busy as the Amyrlin Seat to really focus on teaching a lot, and since she's stuck in the tower (I haven't read TGS yet) and is being regularly tortured and then healed so she can be tortured again, she just doesn't have time to be one. Plus she doesn't really know all that much that would be beneficial in our time. They don't have iPhone's, Pre's or the Droid in the Wheel of Time saga.
2. Do you think #2 is hot?
Uhh Kyle's based on ME. So.... NO.
3. 12 sends 8 out on a mission. What is it? Does it succeed?
Gabe sends Adrian on a mission to hunt down and kill Zombies. HECK YUS IT WORKZ.
4. What is or what would be 9's favorite book?
Anything that isn't homework.
5. Would it make more sense (misspelled 'since') for 2 to swear fealty to 6, or the other way around?
6 to swear to 2. Sorry Kyle, but when Egwene can summon Balefire or gateway a hole through you and all you have is a mostly-forgotten electrical current running through you.... you'd get ownt if you didn't swear.
For some reason, 5 is looking for a roommate. Should (s)he room with 9 or 10?
Hmm, Rand with Alyx or Harry? Honestly, I think that Harry might be able to get Hermione in there somehow and have him healed... but Rand and Alyx might cause a lot of rifts since she's a lot more... sedate, and plus Rand's going into the looney bin, she wouldn't want to be around him anyway. Lol.
7. 2, 7 and 12 are going out to dinner. Where do they go and what do they discuss?
Kyle, Heinz and Gabe. A pretty normal dinner than. They'd go to the military run mess hall and eat whatever was served.
8. 3 challenges 10 to a duel, who wins?
Alyx  Aragorn . Aragorn for the win.
If 1 stole 8's most precious possession, how would (s)he get it back?
Tyro wouldn't steal from Adrian; they're both trying to stay alive from zombies, PLUS they're in love with each other. Did I just say that?
10.Suggest a story title in which 7 and 12 both attain what they desire.
Gabe and Heinz...
“The Baen's Demise”
11, What kind of plot device would you have to use if you wanted 1 and 4 to work together?
LOL, Tyro and Eragon? Hmm, well, zombies would have to get into Alagasia somehow... and then Tyro would have to be there. This is an interesting storyline... >:D
13.If you could command 3 to perform any service or task for you, what would it be?
HAVE AN EPIC SWORD FIGHT WITH GANANDORF FROM ZELDA AND LET ME RECORD IT!!!
No, really, that'd be epic.
14. Does anyone on your friends list write or draw 11?
…. I r on mah friendz list n sumtimes I doodle him... >_>
15. If 2 had to choose sides between 4 and 5, what side would (s)he choose?
Pfft, if Kyle had to choose between Eragon and Rand on his team, SO RAND. Eragon would get UTTERLY BEATEN under Rand's wrath. Gateway'd, Balefire'd, Earth'd, dang, Eragon, you're NOTHING next to The Dragon Reborn.
16.What might 10 shout out while charging into battle?
Alyx. Honestly, she's my character, and I have no clue.
17. If you had to choose a song to best describe 8, what would it be?
Adrian. Honestly, I don't think I have a song for her. A complete song, maybe a mix between I Will Survive and Eye of the Tiger or something like that. She's very persistent in the whole survival thing.
18. 1, 6 and 12 are having a dim sum at a Chinese Restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets it?
(What on earth is a 'dim sum?')
Tyro, Egwene and Gabe. Three totally, TOTALLY different timelines. Wow.
Egwene's in the tower, and being tortured, so I'd say that honestly right now the three of them would go for anything. Tyro just found out that his friend died, Egwene's situation looks pretty dull, and Gabe's no better off.
Bread and water, and maybe some jerky...
19. What would be a good pickup line for 2 to say to 10?
Adrian to Alyx. They're both female.
20. What would 5 most likely be arrested for?
Arrest... the... DRAGON REBORN!?
That's like... arresting the guy that saves the Freaking WORLD from the DEVIL.
Not gonna happen, plus if someone wanted to arrest him they'd have one heck of a time. One thought, one struggle to reach the One Power and everyone's toast.
21. What is 6's secret?
She's going to be the real Amyrlin of both the rebel Aes Sedai and the official. Oh, wait, that wasn't a secret: that was a spoiler. So sorry. :P
22. If 11 and 9 were racing to a destination, who would get there first?
Jake v Harry? NO BROOMS!!
Jake.... would honestly beat Harry in a race of like a 20 yard dash. Jake has really lived his life on the run a lot.
23. If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, who would you feel more comfortable walking with, 7 or 8?
Heinz or Adrian? I don't know. Adrian is quite kick-A herself. I mean, Heinz is a... squirrel. Adrian's a (hot) girl with some serious aiming skills when it comes down to the SCAR-L. >:D
24. 1 and 9 reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4's sinister secret organization. 11 volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that s/he is actually a spy for 4. Meanwhile, 4 has kidnapped 12 in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of 5, they seek out 3, who gives them what they need to complete their quest. What title would you give this fiction?
Tyro and Harry team up against Eragon, Jake volunteers, is a secret spy for Eragon, Eragon's kidnapped Gabe to force them to surrender, Rand gives out advice to Aragorn so that Tyro and Harry can save Gabe...?
Title of Book: Tattered Potter Eragon Invasion of the Wheels of Time to save the Lord of those shiny rings that Eragon wants from Gabe.
Reading the above made me lol a lot. And then I re-read it and went, “Wait... WHAT!?”
I hope you read it, but since no one reads this blog (still debating whether that's good or bad), I doubt it. xD
Now, I tag...
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 8:00 PM
Most recently my Zombie novel--Tattered Flesh--has been all dark and terror, so I decided to liven it up with a bit of humor. I hope it works for the reader, because the humor's sure cheering me up.
For the rest of the night I'll be writing to break that 30k word goal. I should've done it three or four days ago, but oh well.
According to my calculator (too lazy to do math myself :P ) I'm supposed to be at 32,500 to reach my 75k goal in 30 days. I'm going to have to write 5k tonight.
Dang, why does it have to be so short?
This NaNo I keep finding myself overshooting. Or I did when it was early on and had a ton to write. I still HAVE a ton to write, but I also had a solid plot planned out in my head.
Heh, I don't anymore. Now I still have a ton to write, but nothing planned in my head. So really I'm just winging it. If I can actually get to 75k this NaNo, then next year I'll have to aim for something like 85k or 95k. Or 100k. o___O
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Honestly, I think I'm owning this word count. The image displayed above is how far I am to my goal of 75k. :D
12th day, and I'm actually a little behind. I need to write like 1.4k to get where I need to be. :)
On another note, I freaking love Linux. Oh, I've said that already. Hmm.
Okay, on yet another note: I GOT AN UNBELIEVABLE+!!!!!!!!
I guess I really am getting a lot better. I also scared a few people with my somewhat girlish whoop when I got it.
Happy NaNoing and/or blogging!
Monday, November 9, 2009
And I'm at 17,318 words. If you don't think you can write, but want to at least try it, then I HIGHLY suggest doing NaNoWriMo. The forums are awesome and friendly, and if you think you have a bizarre question, think again. We're talking literary abandon here. Last year the questions on the Character and Plot Q&A forum was "How many wallabes can you fit in a tokyo train car at rush hour?" or something like that.
Apparently, someone had asked that question the year before.
This years questions are no less awesome. It's "How much Jell-O does it take to fill the white house?"
Yeah. Someone calculated it.
Most frigging epic thread ever.
Anyway, I'm really liking what I've been doing this NaNoWriMo for my story. Zombie Invasions are always awesome. Unfortunately, I've been kind of wrapped up just trying to get the characters emotions right. I think I've improved a lot since last year.
And now I leave to finish my chores and get to my word count of 20,000 for today.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The above is my 'desktop', and the image in the background is Me, sitting at our Grandma's kitchen table. The awesome ('cuz "adorable" just sounds weird coming from me...) little dude is my Cousin, Kyle. Which is a little weird, since if I'm married in like 5 (Or 7..) years and have a kid, or two, then he's gonna have second cousins!
Multi-tasking is just as easy in Linux as it is on Windows. (I can't say Mac because I've never used one...)
And, of course, I've killed the evil that is Internet Explorer just by switching to Linux.
I hate Internet Explorer.
And on an entirely different note, I'm at 6,084 words. I'm 1,084 words ahead of the NaNo-ers that are sticking with the suggested 1,667 WPD (Words Per Day).
Monday, November 2, 2009
Yeah. I killed Windows entirely; completely redid the partition. :D
So what's different? Just about everything.
This is the 'Home':
It's quite a bit different than the Windows desktop. Although I find that I prefer this a lot more: much more organized to me. I can add anything I want right to it by simply dragging the icon right to where I want it. I'll post more when Stina isn't bugging me to read her story. :P
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 5:08 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The latest map is called Grave Digger. It's a small map set in jungle terrain and is a ton of fun. The matches are short, but packed with action, and it's really easy to get Accolades there.
Double Kill [2 kills within 8 seconds of each other]
Multi Kill [3 kills within 8 seconds]
Ultra Kill [4 kills within 8 seconds]
Fantastic [5 kills within 8 seconds]
Unbelievable [6+ kills within 8 seconds]
Unbelievable+ [Any number above 6 kills. The sign Unbelievable+ is shown every time you get another kill within 8 seconds.]
I've yet to get an Unbelievable, but I'm getting closer.
Anyway, as for non-virtual life, the black laptop that I usually game on is dying... and slowly. First the shift key fell off, and now (Thanks to Kirstin) the sound jack is dying. You have to jiggle it just right to get it to work.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A few weeks back, I opened up A-L-L.odt and wrote what I thought would be a satisfying ending for the story. Here's what's wrong:
1) It was on page 60. The last book ended on page like, 116.
2) I re-read it after I was done, and there was no emotion in it at all. I killed off a character and I was like, "Oh, wow, she's dead. Yay...." And that's all the thought I gave to it. I was kinda mad at myself for it.
So what did I do? I rewrote it. It's really rough right now, but I'm gonna flesh it out a lot either today or tomorrow... or tonight.
And on another note, I am sick and tired, officially, of hackers. I mean seriously, go away and leave us legit people alone. We're here, playing this game, for FUN, and you stupid hackers are ruining it for the rest of us!
I just felt like posting my schedule real quick:
Family Home Evening (Usually around 7 PM)
Scouts (7-8 PM)
TJYC (Thomas Jefferson Youth Certification) III (10:30-12:30)
Dance (3-5 PM)
Clean the house
Church (9-12 AM/PM)
Not sure why, exactly, I posted that but w/e.
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 10:36 PM
Okay, so apparently Kendra's written a total of 101k with her The Mirror novel, and I won't be undone!!!
So with everything I've wrote over the past year:
Invasi|ion + LIFES: 85,066
The Fall of Hope: 8,941
Tattered Flesh: 14,799
Synria Plotline: 1,013
For a total of: 109,819
That's kinda sad though, since I've known Kendra for about Five months, and she'd just started writing The Mirror, and I've been writing for about a year...
Monday, October 26, 2009
Yeah, my Dad's work (he works for the Church I belong to as an electrician) gave him a (retarded) Treo Pro, so I got his awesome, stable, Palm OS based Palm Centro. I'm putting together my calendar and my contacts [on the centro], so I'm gonna be taking a lot of pictures.
Not sure what else to say. My Kill/Death ratio is on the steady rise in the world of gaming, I'm keeping on top of my homework, and I've been working on drawing some Manga eyes.
Maybe next time I post I'll have more results about the Manga eyes.
Hmmm... Maybe I should get a fancy-shmancy signature like Kendra has. XD
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Pandemic 2--possibly the best time-wasting most fun flash strategy EVER--was being played last night by yours truly. I infected the ENTIRE world, the vaccine that the world created FAILED AND caused my strain to mutate and become IMMUNE to the vaccine.
In other words, I conquered the whole world.
Except Madagascar. The danged island is the bane of every player of Pandemic two, since their stupid port is like, anti-virus/bacteria/whatever the third one is. It's near impossible to infect that stupid island.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
This sickens me. That there is no God or Satan would be to say that there is no good or evil. If there was no Good or Evil, then we would be like Adam and Eve, sinless, joyless, emotionless. Adam and Eve had to take the fruit of the tree for them to be cast out. If they didn't, they couldn't have had any children, and then WE wouldn't be here.
Cosmic Humanism is a worldview. One that I most definitely disagree with.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Yeah, somehow I got a virus or malware or a trojan onto my Acer. This REALLY sucks since it also had my NaNoWriMo outlining, plotting and the first 51 pages of the book. *cough*
Oh, AND it has Invasi|ion and LIFES on it.... and LIFES is almost done. I'm not sure whether or not I really like what I've done so far with LIFES. I mean, they- oh, wait,
They go to this nuclear testing facility and have to disable a nuclear reactor before it detonates and causes a massive explosion that would result in the death of everything on earth.
So, they disable the reactor and a few surprises come from the roof. And then the Nuke goes off... and Alyx wakes up in a house.
Before any of it happens... and Kyle, Jake, Kara, Gabe, Maegan and Jair are all still there. o_o
So, I'm still debating if that's what I want to do... since it effectively kills off the whole Becca storyline, and there wouldn't be a third book.
I wish Stephanie was here so I could talk to her. But, alas, she's in DC. D:
Oh well. I can still talk to St-, I mean... Cameron. >_>
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 9:14 PM
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I am the worst blogger ever. XD
Is there an award for that?
Anyway, a lot of things have been going on. I'm in a class called TJYC (Thomas Jefferson Youth Certification) and the homework is big. Although most of it is reading, and not Essay's like last year, so it's not so bad.
Combat Arms: I kind of blew up at my clan. D: I was really mad at a few things that were going on in life and I had just done really, really bad in a game (4 kills and like 32 deaths) and so I just blew up. Although a friend didn't help. I blew up and ended up hurting my clan members. Anyway, I got over it, managed (somehow) to get my old position back in the clan (second-in-command) and my Kill/Death ratio keeps going up. Right now I have a 0.74 (bad) KDR, but considering it went from 0.69 (terrible) to 0.74 in two months, and I am 10,000 kills under, that's really good.
That would be like someone dying 10,000 times in 7 months and then getting 7,400 kills in two months. Which means that in another two months I should be positive.
I think... I hate math. D:
Writing: I'm writing a Zombie/Post-Apocalyptic novel for this years
NaNoWriMo, and I'm really hyped. So far I have:
Tyro (MMC (Male Main Character))
Reed (MSC (Male Secondary Character))
Adrian (FMC (Female Main Character)
Zombies (MMA (Multiple Main Antagonists))
(MMA = Made-Up-On-The-Spot :D)
Tyro is tough, but kinda of blank. He doesn't express emotions well (unlike his author) and is uncomfortable when someone's crying or happy, so he prefers solitude.
Reed is flexible, and is a family man. He knows his way around technology (sometimes..) and he really likes to cook, and whilst he knows about medicine and medical injuries, he's unaccustomed to have to do any kind of medical stuff.
(I hope that made sense...)
Charlie is a funny, even-tempered old man with an attitude against stupid people and good aim. He's usually, along with Reed, the comic humor throughout a dark storyline.
Adrian is 17, and really, really hates Zombies. Luckily she's-wait, nope, can't tell you that. XD
She has good aim (not) and has a clear mind. She is usually the second fastest (Tyro being first) to react to a new situation.
Lexi--well, not a lot is known about her. She's partially immune to the Zombiefication process, excepting her eyes, which have turned a dark red. She's Tyro's adopted sister.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
It's coming up. Not too long now. I've already started outlining (and maybe some writing >_>) and I'm pumped. My sister's doing it too, and I hope that she makes it to the 50,000 mark. I'm going for 75,000 this year. Let's see if I'll make it.
For those who might be wondering, National Novel Writing Month is a contest that starts November 1st and goes to November 31st. The only goal: write 50,000 words. However, there are rules, such as not typing 'spam' a couple hundred thousand times to get to 50k. The only prizes for winners is a .gif file that says 'NaNo '09 winner!', but it isn't the prize that's the key.
To me, it's the determination. Writing 50k at 12 font with Times New Roman is around 100 pages I think, so it doesn't sound like much.
It can take a while to write that many pages, which is why we have a month total. The point of NaNo (IMO) is to prove to yourself that you can do something big like write 50k and at the same time get a story out of your mind and onto the computer.
Friday, September 11, 2009
I remember waking up in '01, and getting up, my Mom came in and told me that something exciting was on the news.
A plane had crashed into a "big building in New York". Didn't have a clue that that might be a bad thing, so I went upstairs and turned on the TV. On every single cahnnel was the same story, so I picked CNN and watched is awe as a plane slammed into a tower. Smoke billowed up from the impact, and then I watched the TV for three hours, not really understanding what might be wrong with that story.
Now I know.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 12:36 PM
Okay, so I still haven't found my camera, so I'll use online pictures to show you what my Acer Aspire 1 NetBook looks like.
I found something else I want for it too...
It looks awesome... the only complaint I have for the Acer is that it doesn't have a good enough video card to run Combat Arms, which I guess I should've expected for something that's streamlined for a few hours of internet surfing.
I went outside to take something to the garbage and heard police sirens not very far away. I walked to the side of the street and figured that the sound was coming from a place only three doors down. I looked at the (wow, I just realized that I'm writing this like a book...) window and saw one person moving. Then I heard someone on a loudspeaker say, "Come out unarmed; we have you surrounded!"
Yeah... I locked all the doors.
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 12:08 PM
Friday, August 21, 2009
I wonder if this is how everyone feels when they have a birthday. Sometimes--when I was little--if when I got a birthday I'd just magically shoot a foot taller or something special would happen.
Too bad--I'd like to be a foot taller. :D
Anyway, I'm really kicking it in LIFES (The second book in my trilogy). I'm on page 247 and do not have writers block... unlike Kendra.... :D
I'd like to say that I'll be posting more, but you never know with me. :l
Friday, July 24, 2009
And yes, I might be a LITTLE obsessed with the middle name of Kyle....
Kiel (Kyel) – Main Protagonist – Powers – Limited control of Technology
Teirial (Tier-ial) – Secondary Protagonist/Love Interest – Powers – Limited mind control
Riyin (Rai-Hin) – Main Antagonist – Powers – Unlimited ability to direct shadow/darkness
· Kiel, Teirial are born
· 2246: Kiel feels the ability surface in him as he directs a malfunctioning android to reinstate its proper programming
· 2247: Teirial has her ability surface when she directs her teacher to skip the homework for the day—to which most of the class is amazed, since she is a very strict teacher
· 2249: Kiel and Teirial leave their city to find out if their parents are really their parents, or if this is all some sort of elaborate test
· Kiel and Teirial celebrate their 17th birthday’s together, alone, in a deserted warehouse on the outskirts of a gigantic city that spans over three-hundred miles in all directions and is famed for its incredibly low crime rate
· Still trying to find out if their parents are really their parents, Kiel breaks into a global database to see if he can find himself
· He finds himself, but he is listed as “Dead – Subject found beaten to death outside of his house – 2249”
· Kiel looks up Teirial’s file: “Dead – Subject found murdered next to Kiel Saviri”
· Kiel looks up the last name ‘Saviri’
· Saviri is the last name of the professor that started Saviri engineering—a mutation project that would give specially selected babies abilities, like Kiel’s ability to interact and connect with technology, and Teirial’s ability to direct people to her will
Kiel walked down the street with his hands in his pockets. He knows that Teirial is watching him from the corner of her eye, but can’t be bothered by it. They were eight, and Kiel was concerned by what the government was doing with their class. Every day, at lunch, there was another kid that got sent into a special room for the rest of the school day, and then went out at night. It had happened to a friend a week ago, and he said that he wasn’t allowed to discuss what had happened inside.
A kid quickly got out of the way as Kiel was so absorbed in his thoughts he almost ran over him.
“Please, sir, watch where you’re going!” Kiel looked up and apologized.
“I’m sorry—I need to watch what I’m doing.” The kid nodded and smiled slightly. Teirial rolled her eyes at Kiel, but he ignored her. Something’s wrong. Something’s not right. If only I could figure out what!!
“Are you okay?” the kid asked. Kiel focused and the kid swam into view. He was looking at Kiel like he was insane, and then Kiel realized that he had spoken aloud.
“Yeah; fine. I’m just really wound up over what happened a week ago.”
Teirial nodded, and then she woke up.
“Teir, you okay?” Kiel whispered.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Well, I read the BoM (Book of Mormon) and am getting $100 from each of my grandparents. With some of the money, I'm getting this:
A Wacom bamboo fun tablet, small size, black color. And with this tool, I'm going to be drawing like nothing else. I'll be making a playlist of Mark Crilley's Anime tutorials on YouTube so I only have to click a few times to get to the tutorials.
I've also been watching an interesting Anime show called Gundam 00. It's intense and has epic battles, but there's a bit of swearing, which surprised me at first.
After I get the tablet, I may see if I can get a camcorder. I like to record the lightsaber battles that my cousins and I have the last sunday of the month.
Monday, June 29, 2009
The first one was on the second day. All day river-run down the Colorado river, it was a blast. Dane kept pulling me into the water, and I got mad, which I should'nt have, but then when Bro. Wall suddenly disappeared in mid-sentence, that's when things got wet. Everyone was pulling someone else in--except Travis and I.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Honestly, the first thing I want to say is:
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I'm feeling odd. Like my stomach is doing laps isnide itself. Sometimes I take a deep sigh and don't even realize I'm doing it until I hear myself doing it. It's odd.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Alright, where oh where to start.....
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 11:01 AM
Friday, May 29, 2009
I made it. Combining LIFES and Invasi|ion has made the two exactly 200 pages. xD
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I've been on Combat Arms a lot recently, so I decided that I wanted to record some of my adventures in-game.
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 12:17 PM
Monday, April 27, 2009
Define: Nadir: The lowest point of being
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I think I went in over my head with LIFES. I mean, I have
- Two characters dating
- One character pregnant
- A ton of huge plot holes
Friday, April 10, 2009
It's hard. I wish I could say that I sometimes wonder if I really want to go on, but I don't. I don't question things like that. It's more like 'If there really was a tree that fell and nothing was around to hear it, would the tree actually fall? Or would it just burst into nothing?' or 'If I go this way, and he goes that way, can I snype him out in time to save my team mates?'
Saturday, April 4, 2009
And I'm really quite mad at Morgan. I had to change his diaper, clean up his throwup and put him in the tub and she wouldn't wash the dustpan. THE FREAKING DUSTPAN!?
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 3:18 PM
Okay, so I made a female user on Combat Arms. Her name is Ms-Bob, the dash in place of a period because CA is weird like that. Anyway, maybe it's because I'm a good actor, but people actually take me as a girl! I've had several guys hit on me, and it's very odd. It's pretty funny too. I wonder how long I can keep this ruse going before I let something slip. So far I've been kind of Aes Sedai about things- telling the truth, but not all of it. For example, I told them that my Birthday is August 16, 1992, but I didn't tell them that I'm a guy.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
A friend and I are going to be working on a comic strip, most likely just about random parts of some kids life in high school, or something like that. Anyway, I'm going to have to catch up with my homework (WHICH I DID) so that I can spend time on YouTube, learning how to draw Anime and people. =D
Monday, March 9, 2009
Not sure what it is with our family, but we don't say 'We're going to Grandpa Chatelain's!' or 'We're going to Grandpa Jarman's!', instead we usually say, 'We're going to Grandma Chatelain's!'
Monday, March 2, 2009
I finally got some progress done on LIFES today, before Seminary. It's only a few lines, but that gives me hope. Lines usually explode into chapters, and books need a beginning, even if it isn't the beginning. =D
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Awesome post by Ahkdar about making a language. Writer's out there should see this!
Progress was on a rise, and then SMACK. Progess was slayed by the evil, terrible Writer's block!! But I don't care. I'll conquer it once more, as I did after having it for several days during NaNoWriMo! >:D
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Trying to define 'Diplomacy' is so HARD! Oh yeah, and I'm around 90% done with Invasi|ion. =D
Monday, February 23, 2009
PFFT! The drum's being slow? YEAH RIGHT! The guitar is slow compritively. Drums rock though. =D
Posted by Kyle Hendricks at 10:16 AM
Friday, February 20, 2009
We're getting it today and I am pumped up to drum. For some reason, I love drumming. Guitar is okay, but it's so . . fast. I'm a slow person by nature. I notice it everywhere in life, but it seems like no one else does. Anyway, LIFES is moving along slowly, although I'm doing a very, very detailed re-read of Invasi|ion and I've already noticed several minor mistakes and mispellings.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Really. Are you? I know that I am not, but if I could be, then I would rock the world. We could all 'rock the world.'
And if we were, if we really were the people that we wanted to be - dreamed of being - why can't we? Nothing is stronger than Human will save God and Nature.
So I challenge you: be the person that you want to be tomorrow. Or the day after, or whenever you read this. Be them for one day, as close as you can, and know what it feels like to be that person.
Why? Because you can.
Why can't you?
The inspiration for this post came from number 5 in my playlist: This Is Your Life by Switchfoot.