Saturday, August 31, 2013

Little Darling

     Finally things are a little more stable: we're leaving to the US on Monday for a month-long visit. As I said last week, I will be journaling my thoughts for September and will post them each week, though I might have to post at rather odd times as we will be very busy.
     Also, I've decided to take up photography again, so I'll probably be including photos sometimes.
     Today I've decided to share with you a poem, one inspired by my dear little "niece". For those of you who don't know, she's a little Mexican girl, just turned three, who's father my mom sorta adopted.

Little Darling


Joy in my heart

Little darling

Spin you around

Feel your weight

So light


Delight of my heart

Little darling

Brown skin

Black eyes

Bright smile


Bliss in my heart

Little darling

To see you

To know you

To love you

Friday, August 23, 2013

Blogging Month

     A ton of stuff has and is happening this week! First, a short story I wrote called "A Real Man" was published on the Sharp Pens blog! Oh, it's so exciting! The comments people have left has made me feel even more amazing. As I said, though, there is more happening!
     Next week we will be going up to the United States for a month-long visit, which means going through nearly half of Mexico, then basically all of the West Coast all the way up to Washington. But I like drives, so it'll be fun. Plus, it's always nice to get to see my friends and family on my birthday, which is also in September.
    Last, I'm going to be participating in Blogging Month, which means that every day I will write about my thoughts, what I learned, etc. and at the end of the week I will post all of them, and then my thoughts of the whole week. I hope you find it interesting! Below I have the links to all the blogs that I know that are participating in Blogging Month. To my knowledge, they are all Christian. If you have a blog and would like to participate, you could post a link to your blog below. I'd love to see yours!

Dreams in Darkness
Curious Ramblings
The Tears of a Hawke
Writing, Life, Joy
A Ghostwriter's Scribbles
All Things Go To Recreate Us

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sharp Pens

     Have you ever seen a cause or a call to action that touches you? Not just you think "Yeah, this is a good thing they're doing.", but really touches you, and makes you think, "I want to be a part of that." I saw one recently, and I am sure that God is calling me to it. Truthfully, I think that He is calling every writer to it, though not necessarily from this particular organization. (How thrilling that word is, concidering we are only a couple of teenagers!) Yes, that's right, it is an organization of about five teens from the One Year Adventure Novel forum, but we will grow much larger! All ready there are many other writers interested. We aim to make Christian writing that challenges our culture, that truly edifies those who read it, and at the same time be quality writing. I can't explain it any better that our brilliant founder, Ms. Dougall, so I won't try. If you want to see what she said, check here.
     I have taken up the challenge to write a SO WHAT? book, and I hope that you do too. Even if you are a non-writer, I hope that you keep us in mind, so that if you ever see a book bearing the SO WHAT? symbol, you know what it means.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Ah, what a wonderful word! To trust in the Lord truly does bring happiness and ease from worry. Through many things, hardships, worries, and other things, I have learned to trust the Lord. Just yesterday my parents came back from Tepic (the capital of our state) and told us that they were requiring us to have a new paper to renew our visa, one they had never asked for before, and that the church that was helping us might not want to give it. A little bit ago my dad talked on the phone with them, and then I heard him talking to mom. All I caught was “He said…” Before that would have worried me, made me wonder what had he said? Would we be forced to leave Mexico? But now, I didn’t. I don’t know what has happened, what he learned, but it doesn’t matter. I trust that things will turn out okay. And I am content. Because I have no worry I can easily enjoy simply being here, and trusting in God. I’m grateful that God has given me this faith, and I pray that you may have it as well. It’s an awesome, wonderful thing.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


       Ever since I saw V for Vendetta I have realized that almost all my favorite characters have had some sort of mask. Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Darth Vader, Master Chief- they all have hidden faces.
       I believe that the simple, immobile “face” works because they have been engineered to look like the character’s personality (or the other way around). Plus, they’re just plain cool.
       For example, Master Chief’s helmet, being of military make, shows his strength and determination, while the large, slightly-reflective glass shows that he is reserved. Add his deep, commanding voice, and you have one of the most awe-inspiring characters in any video game.
       While I don’t do much science fiction, which reduces my ability to use such masks, I do have the opportunity in golems. However, rather than making the reserved, stoic, imposing character that are so common, I have made a character that is honest and simple, much like the impression given by Atom from Real Steel.
       I think that this is a great technique for writers to use, though it is more visual than anything else, so a book with illustrations would be able to harness it much more effectively.