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A Bunch of Posts I Started, But Never Finished (AKA, Lets See How High Alex Was)

Heyo!!! Today we are going to delve deep into the unknown! So, put on your seat belts and lets go!!!!!

We’ll be going oldest to newest and I won’t edit or add anything

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A World of My Own- Imaginary Friends (7 months ago)

Hey guys. I know its been awhile since I’ve done anything more than tags and awards. Sorry for the lack of good posts, I’ll try harder (no promises though).

This is the third post of my series A World of My Own. Pretty long post today.

Marvel Kids-

 

Flash and Regina Thunder are Thor’s kids. Flash is 19 and has a hammer similar to his father’s. Regina is 15 and fights with a weapon like Kai’s from Kung Fu Panda 3, except her’s are purple.

Chet Lokison and Vara Malum are Loki’s kids. Chet is 18 and Vara is 16. Darcy, from the Thor movies, is their mom.

Micki Fury is Nick Fury’s daughter. Shes 14 and uses a wide variety of knives and guns.

Nathaniel Banner is the son of Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner. He inherited his father’s anger problems, but he’s also trained like Tasha. Hes 18, and is based on one of my friends from church.

Toni Stark is Tony Stark’s daughter. She’s really smart and has many of her dad’s personality traits. Toni is 16.

Peggy and Jim Rogers are the twin offspring of Steve Rogers. Their 17 and both have shields like their dad.

Stephenie (Stevie) Barnes is the 13 year old daughter of Bucky Barnes.

Phylis A. Coulson

Silver Maximoff

Stella D. Quill

Mary Kate Maximoff

Iris

(OK, not so bad…)

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Some New Blogs I found…. (4 months ago)

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Pumpkin Pie (4 months ago)

A couple weeks ago I bought a little pumpkin pie from Walmart. Unfortunately I am slightly allergic to pumpkin, so Xander, being the sweet, horrible sister she is, hid it from me. I FOLLOWED HER AROUND THE HOUSE FOR AT LEAST FIFTEEN MINUTES LIKE-

(I think the original, intended gifs are needed here)

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And then I slowly evolved to-

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She finally gave it up, and I ended up with a massive stomach ache.

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A Writing Update (Hello again, Max) (3 months ago)

Yep. I’m working on the Max books again! I just finished planning the first and second (I’m making it a trilogy) and I’ve been doing a ton of world building and character work. The actual writing hasn’t started yet, I only just picked it back up yesterday.

List of posts that talk about these projects (for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about[they aren’t in order])-

MAX IS BACK!!!!!! (I used way too many !)

Planning Max (sort of)

Is that all?! I couldn’t find any more! Huh, anyway!

I’ve been looking through

(Wait! What was I looking through?!)

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“Hi.” From an extremely bored and uncomfortable Alex

“Hi.”

I’m not even going to apologize this time. I’m tired, sore, frustrated, and on RED ALERT. This morning was Park Day with the local homeschool group. I stayed at my dad’s office and read for almost two hours while the other kids went and basically bathed in their town sweat.

Anyway! I have about a dozen tags/nominations to work on, but I probably won’t do much today.

I’ve decided on a project for NaNo this year and the plot and characters are coming along nicely. I’ve been on Pinterest and watching Dan and Phil on Youtube.

And the woman in here talking to my dad said “nickels”, but it sounded like “nipples”? I am now laying on the floor, trying not to laugh too loud.

The Next Day (Wednesday) 6:09 pm

Still miserable. And still watching Dan and Phil and staring at Pinterest.

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Wow. Most of them weren’t nearly as bad as I feared. Except the last one. OK then. Thanks for tuning in!

Love,

alex-c

Some Semi-Charming Sims #1

Yes, that is the new name for my Sims updates. Now, lets get a move on!

My Spirit Animal (1)

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Ian Walker

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And 

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(Don’t worry, I won’t be doing ^that^ every post.)

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Let’s see…

Ann got promoted to level 5 of the artist profession, Sam and Tom are “expecting” another baby (I need names, guys! Help me out! I want them to have a girl this time, but I can’t decide on a name!!!), and I’ll soon be doing the “Prepare for Pre-Teens” quest. I’m thinking about making a Phil, but I don’t think I have the right hair. Not much exciting going on, though I did finally finish the show jumping quest.

Tell me which of the above Sims is your favorite!

Love,

alex-c

Quote Challenge: Day 1

I would like to thank Sam@RiverMoose-Reads for tagging me. I love quotes sooooooooooooooooooo much!!!

Rules

•Thank the person who nominated you
•Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
•Nominate three new bloggers each day

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I tag-

  1. Kenzie
  2. Fangirl Fury
  3. Hidden Staircase

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Beautiful People- August

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Hello!

So. I’ve seen this around for a while, but was too lazy to check it out. UNTIL NOW!!! (I’m supposed to be doing school, but I’d much rather watch Dan and Phil playing Mario Cart)

Anyway…..

Beautiful People is hosted by Sky @ Further Up and Further and Cait @ Paper Fury.

Thank you for making this, it looks pretty cool. Now, lets begin!!!

This month I will be talking about Jumper from The Oldest Waterpark EVER!!!

What are they addicted to/can’t live without?

Coffee. But, it has to be good coffee. None of that cheap crap.

And his jacket. It’s almost as old as he is, and it’s made out of scraps of past friends favorite clothes. (That sounded weird…)

Name 3 positive and 3 negative qualities about your character.

Three positive-

  1. He’s smart
  2. He’s funny without realizing it
  3. and he loves cats

Three negative-

  1. He is overprotective
  2. He has a horrible temper and can get very violent
  3. He’s a huge know-it-all

Are they holding onto something they should get rid of?

Not really. I mean, there’s the jacket, but that’s more of a way to honor the dead.

If 10 is completely organized and 1 is completely messy, where do they fall on the scale?

5? He’s not tidy, but he’s not horribly messy either.

What most frustrates them about the world they live in?

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He’s a realm jumper! He doesn’t live anywhere, so I don’t know how to answer this!

How would they dress for a night out?

The same as always-

Orange dress-shirt, blue tie, neon green pants, brown leather boots, his special multi-color jacket, and purple top-hat.

How would they dress for a night in?

Read above, but remove the dress-shirt, boots, and top-hat.

How many shoes do they own, and what kind?

There’s his brown leather shoes, the black patent leather shows, and the yellow cowboy boots. (He likes leather, he thinks it’s cool)

Do they have any pets? What pet do they WISH they had?

Well, he likes cats. But realm jumping isn’t safe for animals, so he usually settles for humans.

Is there something or someone that they resent? Why and what happened?

There’s another realm jumper who wants Sam. They do no get along!

What’s usually in their fridge or pantry?

Coffee, chocolate, powdered donuts, microwave popcorn, and a wide variety of chips. He carries all this around in the pockets of his jacket.

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And that’s all! I hope y’all liked it, I had a ton of fun!!!

alex-c

Am I Groot?

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The home video release of “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume” 2 is upon us, so I really wanted to do a Groot DIY project! I wracked my brain for weeks trying to come up with something original: though the galaxy is large, the internet has certainly made our corner of it seem very small. I often feel that every original project has already been created, so I was thrilled when this Groot Gloves DIY popped into my mind. This happened in the shower, of course, where all my good ideas seem to begin! Being a mother of two small children, I don’t get much time to think, so I must confess that I use more water than I should as I tend to get lost in the blissful solace of my thoughts in the silence of the shower! But I am getting way off track here…

After a quick Google search, I was beyond thrilled: I couldn’t find this DIY anywhere! I’m not saying that no person in the history of the internet has ever made these, but it seems that not many have, if any, and that fewer still have shared anything about them on the interwebs. How exciting!

With newfound enthusiasm, I loaded the kids up for a trip to the craft store, devising a plan to create these lovable gloves! As I designed and crafted them, Groot’s adorable character really started coming out! This got me thinking again: just what is it about Groot that makes him such an endearing character? After all, his vocabulary only encompasses three words over the course of two movies (okay, okay, five words if you count the “We are Groot” toward the end of Volume 1), and not many characters can get by with that and still be considered relatable or emotionally deep!

For me, I think it’s a lot of things: Groot is a loyal friend, he dances like no one is watching, and his childlike mannerisms melt my heart! For his lack of words, his expressions effortlessly convey his feelings – he really wears his heart on his sleeve. His voice inflection can make you laugh or make you cry along with him even though those three words are the same every single time.

Taking this a step further, studying what makes Groot, well, Groot, kind of forces me to think about my own expressions and mannerisms. As I do, I realize how very much our communication is rooted (okay, pun intended) in our actions and the ways we take them. Even though our vocabularies are rarely so limited as our tree-like buddy’s are, in truth, what we say often takes secondary importance to how we say it. The way we talk to people almost matters just as much as what we tell them!

For instance, my son’s eyes positively LIT UP when he saw these Groot Gloves for the first time, and he didn’t need to vocalize his thoughts for me to know that he wanted a pair of his own. Naturally, he used LOTS of words to make sure I knew he wanted them, but my joy overflowed with the look on his face and the excitement in his demeanor as he expressed his excitement about this project! He has plans for me to make each family member a pair of their own Groot Gloves, and am certain that his exuberance will carry him through the process of helping his Mom make three more pairs!

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Now that our case study has come to a close, I hope you’ll join me in creating some simplistic joy by making your own Groot Gloves! Head on over to my post at

celebratingwiththebug.com where you’ll find step-by-step instructions and a free printable pattern to ensure your Groot comes out looking great!

Thank you so much for checking out this post! My HUGE thanks goes Alex for allowing me to share my thoughts with you today; I Am Groot!

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Mind Palace? Pssshhh! I Have a Mind Library, Peasant!

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Hello, and welcome back to Lordofthetrekkies!

Today I will be telling you a little about what goes on behind the scenes of my gorgeous face. Introducing-

 

My Mind Library

Yep. While other people have Mind Palaces, Attics, or whatever else is you weirdos are calling it, I have a library.

Not like an organized, regularly dusted, public library. More like that room in your great-grandma’s house that no one wants anything to do with so that keep it locked, never bother re-shelving anything, and only dust it once every ten years or so.

Lets imagine a huge room, so big you can’t see the ceiling or far walls, with rows and rows of shelves. And each shelf is full to bursting with various books, scrolls, binders, files, scraps of random paper, and anything else that can be used to store information (except electronics, nothing high-tech in here). Got a clear picture? Okay. Now, add countless stacks of even more of the afor mentioned materials strewn all over the floor and other furniture (such as tables, armchairs, coffee machines, snack bars, and the occasional canopy bed). Everything is coated in dust and nothing is where it’s supposed to be. Also, there might be quite a few “people” in there. I’m not really sure what all there is up here…

As you have probably guessed, I’m very forgetful and absent-minded. It takes a while to remember anything, and I’m easily distracted.

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Well, that’s that! I hope y’all enjoyed reading about the inside of my head.

Love,

alex-c

My YouTube Channel

Hey guys! I’m sorry for not posting in a while. I am kinda having to take a break from the internet. I might be able to do a post a month, maybe. Anyway-

finally got a video up after having made an account/channel back in May. You can watch it here. And my channel is here. I only have one video up, but I’m working on another.

That’s it. Love y’all, good luck going back to school!!!

alex-c

My Sweet 16!!!

Yep, I’m turning 16 this Saturday! Me and my family are going up to Arlington and the surrounding area. Our plans are to visit the Fort Worth zoo, have lunch at Pappadeaux’s, and then head to the Texas Thrift Store. If any of you live in that area, and don’t have anything better to do, I’ll be wearing my fedora-

I will also try to wear this outfit. The jeans are ripped at the knees, and the purse is now pretty worn out. Anyway, we’ll be at the zoo early, maybe around 10-12 am. Pappadeaux’s 12-3 pm, maybe. And Texas Thrift Store anytime after that. We might head over to the Half-Price Books across the street. But, I would love to meet y’all!

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddddddd!!!

You know that Q/A post I’ve been raving about? Yeah, I’m going to be doing a video instead of a written post! I might also be vlogging in the near future, so I’m very excited!!! I don’t have enough questions yet, so please head over here to question me on my life choices and other things.

I’m so excited!!!!!!!

Love,

alex-c

My Nine Lovely Sims

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Hello, and welcome to another Sims update!!!

In my last update, I told you about my first two Sims- Sam and Thomas Harrison (they are now married and have a child).

Now that it’s been about a week, I thought it would be nice to tell you about how things are going.

My town is worth 501,511 Simoleons and has-

  1. 5 houses (all of which are occupied)
  2. a park
  3. a fire station
  4. the career and hobby shop
  5. kids store
  6. an art gallery
  7. a police station
  8. a stable
  9. and a real estate agency

I have 7,871 Simoleons and 13 Lifestyle Points, so I guess I’m doing pretty well.

Now, to the Peoples of Alexville!!!

I now have 9 Sims-

First up is Jumper and Calypso Smith-

They live in a pretty nice house, Calypso is a level 3 police officer, and Jumper is halfway to being a level 2 artist. They’re doing well, I suppose.

 

Next up is Ann and Ian Walker-

These two live in the second nicest house in town. Ian is a Real Estate Agent (level 2) and Ann is an Artist (level 2). They are waiting for their first child to arrive, still over 23 hours to go.

Now, Sam, Aydyn, and Thomas Harrison-

The Harrisons live in the nicest house I have. Aydyn is still a baby, but Sam is baking a birthday cake (still 23 and a half hours). Both Thomas and Sam are level 1 Firefighters.

Cassien Hunter-

He lives by himself in a nice house. He’s also a level three police officer. There’s not really much to say about him…

Dan Howell-

Yes, I named a Sim after Dan. He also lives alone, I haven’t been able to make a Phil yet, and doesn’t have a job.

So yeah, there’s an update on my Sims. I’m working on the “Complete Home Take Over” and the “It’s All Going Swimmingly” quests. I completed the weekly quest (somehow) and bought 40 Lifestyle Points. 

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddddd!!!

That’s all!

I have to go to a church event tonight at our local “duck park” and my crush will be there. The event is three days long and today is the second day. Yesterday was sooooo embarrassing. I found out that I can’t flirt. But, fortunately, neither can my crush. We are both so hopeless. And Xander isn’t helping. She keeps giggling and poking fun at us (very loudly and obviously). She has promised to leave us alone tonight, so I won’t have to deal with Harry-

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That is exactly what it’s like. She knows that we like each other, and enjoys seeing us uncomfortable. Of course, I now know the Identity of her crush, so I can (and have) use this to my advantage.

So, I’ll try to post again soon. (Maybe about how tonight goes?)

alex-c

 

 

 

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