Friday, May 18, 2012

*Wipes Away Dust and Spider Webs*

Hello people of planet earth!

I like to call myself many things, but a good blogger is not one of them. The last time I updated was in NOVEMBER, which, let's be honest, makes a pretty lame blog. 

That's why I have decided to post all entries here, any funny RL things, general updates, etc.

I'll start right now.

I have joined "the Hunger Games Arena" comp at the officials hosted by FlawlessAria. Me being the Hunger Game nerd that I am... persuaded *coughforcedcough* my sister to it with me. We entered the lovely Alice Chase from district 7, home of the kick-ass Johanna Mason!

If you're wondering about the grey streak, we wanted something that people can remember her by. It's kind of like Cinna and Portia burning Katniss and Peeta, but not as extreme. And, let's not forget the awesome Susan sto Helit!
For the first assignment, life before the games, we showed Alice as the midwife that she is! My sis did such an amazing job on the hair... I almost started crying when I first saw it xD

"Unlike most people from her district, Alice didn't work as a lumberjack. Instead she worked as a midwife to try and prevent women from sharing the same fate as her mother, who died giving birth to her little brother, Edmund. Her father was a full-time lumberjack, so most of the time she had to take care of Ed. It was a little hard to try and move a six year old around the district all the time, but she did what she had to do as a sister and a midwife. Thankfully Ed, who was wise for his age, never complained, or caused trouble. He usually sat further away, playing with his bear." 

We won the assignment by 7 points ;)

For the second assignment, Reaping Day, we showed her volunteering for her friend, the blind daughter of  the mayor. I personally love our escort, who was once the beautiful Aqua from Elemental modeling. Oh, the power of hair and makeup.

I didn't have a lot to be afraid of. My name was only in the reaping bowl six times out of hundreds of others. Ed wasn't old enough to be reaped, so I didn't have to worry about him. I only had one friend, Mathilda Parkins. She was two years younger than me, and since she was the mayors daughter she didn't have to take the tessera, she only had four slips. 
I didn't pay a lot of attention to our escort's speech. I had heard it so many times I had almost memorized it. I only payed attention to the proper reaping. 
"The lucky female tribute this year is... Mathilda Parkins!"
 I panicked. Mathilda didn't stand a chance in the arena. She was blind. Mathilda slowly made her way to the stage, weeping. There was no chance she'd get any sponsors- as if her chances weren't low enough already. There was only one stupid thing to do. 
"I volunteer as tribute!" I yelled, running to the stage, holding Mathilda close to comfort her. This seemed to delight our escort, who smiled sweetly. 
"Seems like we have a volunteer! What is your name, dear?" 
"Alice Chase." 
The crowd clapped unenthusiastically. They probably thought I was as good as dead, like most district seven tributes had ended up as. A midwife couldn't defend herself, right?" 
But that's where they were wrong. 
After cesareans I had experience with a knife. I was from district seven, so I knew how to handle an axe. I knew all pressure points in a body. I could stitch wounds. I was far from unprepared.

Excitedly awaiting scores!

We also joined Ez's Grimm. The first assignment was to be inspired by the Little Mermaid by H.C. Andersen. This being a blog where you can be reported for nudity, we'll just link to it. Link-y link-y.

We made a comp, 21st Fantasy, hosted on unbound. And don't forget to visit our thread filled with tablet-drawings!

Also, what does everyone think about the new banner/background? We might change the background soon,  if it doesn't grow on us. Link to background, for credit's sake.

That's it, for now! Adios!

(Then she waddled away, waddle waddle, then she waddled away, waddle waddle waddle, then she waddled away, waddle waddle, to the very next post, bam bam bam bam ba-ba-bam)