Thursday, March 29, 2007

Just Another Meme

This was taken from Meme Girls- a blog that comes up with very interesting memes
(thank you Erin for putting this link on your blog!)

1.) Who are you?
Sookie the webmistress/blogstress/writer/super girl wannabe
2.) Where are you?
San Antonio, Texas, currently lounging in my cat's room (where the computer resides)
3.) Where would you rather be?
A few places: The Bahamas, California, wherever Josh Groban is about to preform
4.) If your refrigerator was magic in two ways: 1. It could stock any food in the world and 2. It granted you calorie immunity for one meal, what would you eat for lunch?
I'd eat sweet potato french fries and a giant caesar salad from La Madelines, plus Andes mints. Lots and lots of Andes mints. Oh! And banana pudding,too
5.) What's the strangest insult you have ever received?
a foreign exchange student told me I couldn't drive very well, and when I said that I'd never had an accident, he said that good drivers have accidents. And when I told him that if that was the case, then I didn't want to be a good driver...he said I used the breaks too much....and then I ignored him from then on out.
6.) If someone gave you a taste of your own medicine, what would that medicine taste like?
It would probably taste bitter and negative-because I can sometimes be pessimestic (however that one's spelled) and negative.
7.) Based on your past luck, if you found a wallet, what would be inside of it?
nothing, absolutely nothing; except maybe a cheesey love note to a girl named Carla
8.) If you picked up a novel and could tell from the back cover that either A. someone dies or things end up really badly and B. both main characters have the same names as you and your significant other, would you read this book?
Yes I probably would......but I'd have to fight off temptation not to skip to the end and skim over long paragraphs
9.) Which common expression baffles you and why?
"Like, yeah" or whenever people say like but aren't using it as a verb or a simile; it makes them sound grammatically retarted-and who'd want to be that? Like, so totally duh! [ ;) ]
10.) What is a Halloween costume you would wear if people would just 'get it'?
I don't really understand this question, but I guess I'd have to pick....a giant marshmallow; all's well for those fluffy white litte things-no homework, no pop quizzes, no weird phone calls
11.) What are three things you have never done that always surprise people?
I have never downloaded songs from the internet into my computer
I have never been kissed
I have never had only one best friend-always two or more.
12.) What is a word that you can't stand based on the way it sounds?
I love almost every word-but there is a word that I absolutely hate and that is the Spanish word for I drink: bebo; I just hate the sound of the word and I don't know why!
13.) Would you rather: be a spy or a vampire slayer?
A spy-that would be very interesting. Working cloak-and-dagger as a field agent.
I can just see it now-s double-o-k-i-e friend, or foe?

Friday, March 23, 2007

An Interview Meme

This is from Erin's blog. All questions from her are highlighted in green.



1. If you could co-star in a movie with a famous (or not-so-famous) actor or actress, who would you pick?
Hard one-but I guess I'd have to say Sydney Poitier (back in the old days, anyway), because he's such a great actor. If you haven't heard of him or watched any of his amazing movies-go to IMDB.
2. If you were a villain in a book, who would you be?
Um-I'd have to say Queen Ivi (from Fairest by Gail Carson Levine)
3. Best book you've read this year?
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
4. If your life were a book, what genre would it be?
I'm not sure my life could be labeled in any one genre. Most likely it would be a blend of comedy, fantasy, tragedy, and a little bit of romance.
5. If the past month of your life were made into a movie, what would be its theme song?
Oooh! This is my favorite question so far! Great one Erin! Okay, here we go.
I had to look through all my iTunes and sample songs before deciding but here it is:

I would hope it would be You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) by Josh Groban. Who I saw live in concert last night!!!!!!!!!! I was so psyched that I made an avatar for the occasion (of course)


I made it bigger so you can see him better.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Pride and Prejudice Project

Okay-so have you been wondering where I am?
I've been busy lately-not just with my social life (ha! that could almost be a joke), homework (most of which I've avoided like the black plague), and almost religiously studying for the SATs-but with my new project. I've taken it upon myself to recover three classics-Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare), and Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte). These are some of my favorite classics. And even though I'm a huge fan for contemporary books being read in the classroom and assigned for book reports (Shannon Hale-I salute you), I still wish people wouldn't balk at the chance to read the books that inspired today's literature. And one thing people (including myself) do is judge the book by the cover. The covers for the classics aren't necessarily bad (in fact-I really like the way Barnes and Nobles is doing their covers these days), but I wanted to make covers that would attract the young adult eye just a *little bit* more. Of course, they'll never be printed, but if you didn't read above-I am SORELY lacking some fun and entertainment. So here are the latest three. I'll unveil all three final projects when I'm done-but I won't tell anyone which ones I'll choose to not store in my recycle bin forever.
Also, if anyone's up to it and wants to do it-I challenge you to also re-cover your three favorite classics. Of course-probably no one will want to do this one-because I'm just weird that way and like making book covers. But it is sort of fun-because you can pick out your favorite themes of the book and choose photos and fonts and taglines (the little text on the cover that usually says something that appeals to the themes and plot of the book) and whatnot.
So anyway-if you want to-I won't stop you from making those covers. I'm not the cover monster.
But yeah, anyway-tell me how you like these and which one's your favorite.





































(above) The Overdone Flower Cover:
I like this one a lot-it has a lot of color value, and even though it IS a bit overdone-the single flower thingy-it's still a BIT more interesting since I turned it upside-down, right?
The themes are a bit girlish-flowers and pink-so if a teenage guy had to read this for class-he'd completely balk at this cover and think: "Oh, here we go-another ROMANCE". And he'd be distracted from the fact that it actually ISN'T a romance (well, sort of), it's social satire that can be hilarious sometimes.








































The Weird, Upside-Down Rubbing Noses Couple:
Okay-so despite the flowery, dark pink borders and the heart, I think this one hits a LITTLE closer to home. I actually could imagine the couple as a modern Lizzie and Darcy. I messed with the colors a little bit and added some oddly angled flowers, so it has an almost retro look to it. But I still think this one is a little bit too girly (not that I'm not a fan of girly or anything)





















The Light Bulb in-a-dark-room Cover:
This is actually my favorite so far.
I chose a light bulb because that's what Elizabeth is to Darcy and Darcy to Elizabeth (once they figure out they're perfect for one another)-a light in their dark, lonely world.
Or something along those lines.
It's definitely not girly. And it's one of those covers that makes you wonder. The only thing I don't like about it is the font that I wrote "Pride and Prejudice" in. What do ya'll think?
Goodnight,
Sooks

Monday, March 12, 2007

Book Covers

As I think I mentioned before in the last post-I've been working on a diary project lately. Tonight I decided to make "cover" to go with the first three chapters I'm sending to a friend of mine. Tell me which one you all like best (and which pen name you like best).


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Even More Avatars

Okay, okay.....I'm obsessed.


















Look-I even made one for my blog (and that's a REAL sign that I love making these things too much)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Diaries

So far I've been doing this for writing practice-pretending I'm the character and writing their diary account of whatever happens to them. It's much, much harder to write from a diary perspective. For starters, the description has to be in you're characters exact words. Not in your own-something which third person allows. Also-it's much harder to get it all into diary form-because the setting of each entry has to make sense. For example-you can't write in your diary while you're recieving you're first kiss. You experience it and THEN write it down whenever you have downtime-therefore the exact memory and things like that are different from when you're viewing them immediately. Get what I'm saying? So I figure that writing so much in dairy form will help me when I'm writing a story from close 3rd person.
Anyway-I'll try to post some of my latest project, which is, in fact, the diary of a girl who has a VERY strange life ahead of her.
Luckily-I see it coming and she doesn't!

Monday, March 5, 2007

More Avatars

Okay, so-I've offially found another hobbey-making avatars (that I don't really even use).
These are a set of Pride and Prejudice ones-plus a book one that I'm fond of.
I'd be flattered if anyone used them-but I don't expect it.




Also-life update: I HAVE TO HAVE A PE CREDIT TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL-THEREFORE I MUST JOIN THE TENNIS TEAM!!!!!!!!!
FIRST PRACTICE TOMORROW!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

What I've been doing

Sorry that I've been so despondent for awhile.
No, I haven't taken a trip to Antarctica (hope I spelled that right)
No I didn't dissapear into thin air during my own concert (a la Johnny Silver of Angels On Sunset Boulevard by Melissa De la Cruz)
And no, I haven't visited with the Dahli Lhama in Sri Lanka (rumors, rumors, rumors).
I've been Photoshopping.
Mainly stuff for the websites that I'm webmastering and creating, but some fun stuff such as avatars and icons that all have the Twilight Series theme.
I may do some other book-themed avatars, but in the mean time-where's what I've got: