So. Officially …

September 4, 2012 § 12 Comments

So. Officially underway the second week of high school. I don’t recommend it.

I am being completely weighed down by homework, which is really more something to complain about than a real issue. I mean, I can handle homework. I’m not lost in any of my classes yet. I even like the French that I was getting so worried about. The bigger issue of homework is the fact that I think I have developed ADD and also a complete addiction to Tumblr that takes up my entire day life.

Speaking of which, I have an actual photography blog now, for all those (cough, cough, Kadence) people that were bothering me for one earlier this summer. It is called et-cetera-and-all.tumblr.com and will kind of double as my reference work when I start actually doing things with my life other than Algebra.

Speaking of which, I AM TAKING ALGEBRA AGAIN BECAUSE I CAN’T READ NUMBERS. 

I don’t have any friends yet, at least not ones that inspire me and challenge me and make me want to write them poems and sing them songs and take their pictures, but I hope that will happen eventually. And if it doesn’t, I will be sad. But I will probably live. 

No where I could have gone to school this year would have keep things the same. Olivia was going to leave, and Kadence as well. Faces I had become dependent on were going to become memories. It was inevitable. But it’s still heartbreaking. To find someone who makes you feel whole and having to go away. That’s hard. But it’s real and it’s life and it’s important. 

Even if it sucks. 

So. Just to break my heart a little more, I will post a poem I wrote last year for my best friend Liv, as well as my favorite picture of the two aforementioned girls. And then I’m gonna cry for a little bit. But eventually, I am going to overcome. 

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In Which I fall into a Pit of Fear and Cliches

August 27, 2012 § 15 Comments

Hello all. I would apologize for the fact I haven’t written anything in a while, but Miriam Joy told me I don’t even have to! Yay.

This summer, I would love to say I have been MIA because I have been doing lots of fabulous and busy-making things, like having human interactions with people outside of the internet, but that my dear friend would be a lie. So I decided that I would do you all a favor and MAKE A LIST of all the things I have done this summer.

A LIST OF THINGS I HAVE DONE DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME CALLED SUMMER:

  • Tumblr.
  • Tumblr.
  • Music Festival.
  • Taking people’s senior portraits.
  • Tumblr.
  • Books to read.
  • Feeding the hungry, playing with the homeless, and other general mission trip work.
  • And for good measure: Tumblr.

It’s been productive guys. Just kidding, not really, at all, ever.

And now, the summer is over. I have homework to finish (read: start). I have human interactions outside the internet make. I have *give me a minute here.* school.

School. I don’t. It’s just that. I mean. Don’t even. I can’t.

This is the first year I won’t be going to a school that Kadence is attending. This is the first year I will ever go to a school that I don’t know anyone in. This is my first year of high school. Let’s be real guys: I am scared out of my mind.

I know there are people out there that have barley ever gone to a school for a whole year, let alone the good 9 years I had been going to my old school, and let me tell you, I don’t have any idea how the do it. Not knowing everyone in your class since kindergarten is freaking scary. Like. You don’t even know. And I’m going to a private school for the first time, with rich people that don’t know who my favorite bands are, or my favorite books, that don’t get my clothes, or even just *me*. Uhg.

I feel like such a terrible, terrible, cliche, and for all those grimacing at my not very original woes, I’m sorry. Really I am. I could die my hair black, listen to screamo music and stay in my room writing poetry all day and I would probably be the same amount of pathetic teenager I am right now.

So for those of you that didn’t wilt away as I promptly fell into a pit of sadness and unoriginal fears in this post comment and tell me it’s all gonna be okay. Or whatever.

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Weetzie Bat: Drawing

July 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hey guys. I’m leaving you guys for another week to go on a mission trip. Follow my on tumblr. What? I didn’t say that.

 

Anyway, here is a picture of Weetzie Bat, a fictional character of Francesca Lia Block’s books, and a quote from her book Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys. If she looks like Natalie Portman it’s because I drew it off a picture of her. I didn’t have an eraser available so this is all unedited but I’m pretty happy with it. 

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I’m just…. Lovely.

June 26, 2012 § 3 Comments

LIAM KEEPS GIVING ME AWARDS. 

So. Yes. The One Lovely Blog Award. I have received it. The rules are as follows:

1. You have to thank the person who nominated you on their blog to receive your honor.
2. You have to tell 7 things about yourself and human canoe counts!
3. You have to nominate 15 blog’s and then tell them of their nomination!

(I don’t know what human canoe means.)

(I’m not going to nominate 15 blogs.)

(I don’t even read 5 blogs.)

So.

Step one: Thank Liam of This Page Intentionally Left Blank.

Thank’s Liam. 

Step Two: Tell You All 7 Things About Myself.

1. If I have to make another one of these lists, I’m going to hit someone with a pencil in their eyes. 

2. I’m in a bad mood.

3. Follow me on Tumblr. http://www.short-infinities.tumblr.com

4. I have a coin collection worth more than 266 dollars.

5. No Seriously. Follow me on tumblr.

6. My nail polish is chipping.

7. My mood is still one not to call ‘positive.’

Step Three: Nominate 15 Blogs. 

NO. 

Liam got them all. Seriously. Just go to his post and check them out. 

Oh what. You want a link?

Sure whatever.

Liam’s Post. 

Thanks. Bye. 

I Was A Teenage Fairy: Review and Playlist

June 23, 2012 § 1 Comment

Hey there People of the Internet. Today I am wearing normal people clothes because I had to go out in public and I couldn’t let the strangers know I was actually a fish.

In other news I just read and re-read a fantastic book by Francesca Lia Block.

For those that don’t know me well, FLB is one of my favorite authors. She writes moder day fairy-tales that take place in Los Angeles. They are all wispy and dreamy and beautiful peices that just make you want to *make* something as wonderful as her books are. Or I don’t know. Maybe that’s just me.

Anyway, today I went on a long drive from the Farm Lands of Washington to an Native-American reservation in Idaho with  2 little kids, and my grandmother and her sister. Sitting next to 2 four year-old is not ideal, but armed with my ipod, my phone (side note: there is some serious reception in the middle of no where. Who knew?) and FLB’s I Was a Teenage Fairy, I was prepared for the worst.

I didn’t get the worst, just a few dozen “Are there yet?”s and some minor squabbling.

But I also got one of the best books I have ever read.

I feel like I’m glowing right now, no joke. Like the strength the characters had in the book have rubbed off on me and I can fly as well as any Teenage Fairy around.

The book started about a girl named Barbie, who’s mother wanted her to be a fashion model in LA. At 11, her beauty is not quite there yet, just a hint of what could come. One day she finds Mab in her yard. Tiny, with magenta hair and straight talk. Oh and wings. Mab is the queen of Faeries that tries to save her when Barbie’s mother lets such terrible things happen to her

Barbie grows older and more beautiful, falling for a man named Todd at 16, who wants to save people so much he hurts them. She meets Griffin, a boy in love with Todd as well, who needs to be saved by Mab the same way Barbie does.

The book as serious themes about dreams that should be followed, and people that should be believed in. It makes me want to take pictures of fairies the way that Barbie does, makes me want to tell the world that beauty is real.

Playlist for I Was a Teenage Fairy:

White Winter Hymnal – Birdy (a song about following others, with the whispery layered feeling that most of the following songs should have. It makes me think of the trap that Barbie’s mother must have fallen into to make her believe that fame and a career are the only things that really matter in the world.)

Falling – The Civil Wars (A song about leaving love behind, that fits with some events in the middle of the book. Also haunting and fitting for Barbie’s feelings.)

Ode to my Family – The Cranberries (Obviously, not the family that Barbie had, but still a haunting song that reminds me a bit of the family that Todd talks about.)

In the Shallows – Daughter (Misty, moving, this song reminds me of the dreams of the characters.)

Unbroken – Missy Higgins (The themes of abuse are a big part of this book and this song is all about moving on. Missy Higgins, is also, an artist that always reminds me of FLB’s books.)

The Call (live in london) – Regina Spector (I know this is the Narnia song, but it has the magical feeling of finding yourself and who you really need in your life that Mab always brings.)

The A Team – Ed Sheeran (a song about a girl who’s vices take her over. This song fits with this book so much, in the parts where character’s give up hope and turn to their fears rather than the light.)

Okay. There we are. Go read some books, preferably FLB.

Photo Editing

June 17, 2012 § 2 Comments

I know. You’re like, “Sarah you don’t write for weeks and then you don’t stop. Go away.” Sorry. I just, ya know. Get in blogging/non-blogging moods. It happens. 

Anyway, this post is sort of a response to Novice Journal’s post in which she edited a photo of a flower with her phone. I recently took some pictures of my friend Olivia, and thought I might show you some different versions of one of the photos I took, as well as some assorted photos I took in her house later.

The Original:

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Color Edited: 

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Black and White Edited:

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So there are those, and here are just some other photos I took. 

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So there you are. Hope you have a nice day. 

Dress Like Your Character Week- June

June 16, 2012 § 2 Comments

  • Hey guys! It’s time again for DLYCW, where you dress like a character you created. I host it with Pheris and Lily, and invite all to join. Th rule are as follows:
  • Please refrain from nudity, inappropriate captions and poses in your photos
  • In your post, please link to the host’s post, and don’t forget to leave a link to your post/blog on it.
  • You do not have to show your face if you don’t want to (Here’s the link to a website where you can blur your face out if you want)
  • Feel free to invite other participants privately to ensure they are comfortable with participation
  • In your post, tell us how your writing changed when you dressed up, or did something else daring (did you use an accent? We’d love to know!)
  • Spread the word! Tell other people about DLYCW.

So this moth I’m dressing up as the character Miranda from my work in progress that Ree (from my last DLYCW post) also resides.

Without further ado, here is Miranda:

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Miranda is training to be a police officer, a tough girl, a bit of a tom boy, and emotionally guarded. For her, I thought she might wear a black shirt of nondescript branding and such, jeans without an obvious brand (because she wouldn’t buy jeans of a specific brand), and cowboy boots because under her shell she must have some sort of style. She’s standing in police stance also. Image

Minimal make up, darker hair, an okay smile in the rare moments she does.

Show us what you’ve got.