Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,

Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cosplay's I Plan on Doing

My sister and I have been talking about cosplays lately so I thought I'd do a post on this(I plan on joining the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion so I'll be including those as well; I'll be using my CVI outfit, most likely, for the Jedi Assembly).


                                       The first cosplay I will be making is my Obi-Wan Kenobi(The Phantom Menace) costume for the Rebel Legion which I hope to join when I'm eighteen. I'm going to try and make it as authentic looking as possible(and I'll be adding the cloak); since I have short enough hair, I can just pull it back into a Padawan-style ponytail to complete the look without having to cut it. I'm especially looking forward to doing it since Obi-Wan Kenobi is my favorite character! :D (I chose TPM since he's clean shaven and, as a girl, that will make it easier for me to pull off the look).


                                     Since you can have more than one cosplay for the Rebel Legion, my second cosplay is going to be that of Siri Tachi, my second favorite Star Wars character after Obi-Wan. Since my hair isn't blond, I'll have to get a wig, but I have a purple lightsaber and I can probably use the same tunic for both Obi-Wan and Siri(just have different looks and things on belt). :D

   I also plan on joining the 501st Legion and my main cosplay for that group is going to be that of Darth Zannah. She's my favorite female Sith Lord (I like that she relies on her power, fighting ability, and brain and dresses decently) and I think I could pull her off(though I'd need to have a blond wig for her as well.). :D

              Along with Darth Zannah, I also want to do Darth Revan for the 501st Legion, since he's one of my favorite male Sith Lords(he's really cool) and would be a cool outfit to do(though it would most likely be very hard). :D

Other Fandoms

I'd really like to cosplay as Belle from Once Upon A Time at some point. I'd like to eventually do all three of the above costumes, but my favorite would be the top one since it's so cool (though I'd make the neckline come up much higher since it's too low for me in the episode).

I'd love to do Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, though or I also might create my own Slayer character :D

I've been wanting to do these two since I first saw Thor, but I think cosplaying as Thor or Loki would be awesome! :D

Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings (I'll need another blond wig) She would be so cool to do, especially the armor :D

Hermione Granger from Harry Potter- I could totally pull her off and I love her character, so that would make it even more cool :)

I dressed up as Zuko at my sister's birthday party for a Avatar: The Last Airbender themed birthday party and his character is one I'd definitely love to cosplay (The person in the above picture did a really good job). :D

Lin Bei Fong is one of my top two favorite characters from Legend of Korra(the other being Tenzin) and I would of course want to do her too(she's epic!) :D

Rose Tyler from Doctor Who

I'll have others to add later, but these are the main ones I could think of. :) If you have any ideas, let me know :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Question thingy

Stilwater from "In the Shade of My Wide-Brimmed Had did this so I thought I would too :) (Just so you know, I have another post below). :) 

Favorite book?
Lord of the Rings trilogy, most of the Star Wars EU(particularly anything by Jude Watson, Matthew Stover, Kevin J. Anderson/Jessica Moesta, Karen Miller, Nancy Richardson, James Luceno, Ben Barnes, and Timothy Zahn), Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Underland Chronicles, Power of Five series, The Hobbit, Sea of Trolls trilogy, Abhorsen trilogy, Seventh Tower series,....and yes, I realize this isn't just one book. 

Favorite song?
"Give Me a Sign" by Breaking Benjamin is my top favorite but my current favorite is a tie between "Wasteland", "Loosing Your Memory", and "Nightmares". 

Favorite color?
Purple, blue, green, pink, and red

Favorite holiday?
-Christmas! :) I also like Birthdays if that counts

Favorite Season?

Fall and Winter

" Destination?
Film set/stage, Europe(even though I haven't been), New England, Colorado, Florida, California haven't been there either), and Japan. For fictional places- the Star Wars galaxy, Middle Earth, Hogwarts, Narnia, the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sunnydale, Storybrooke, and Gallifrey 

" Memory?
Performing in plays like Annie/Through the Looking Glass/Godspell/Suessical/The Chronicles of Narnia, finishing my books, playing Robin Hood/Star Wars with my friends, talking with my friends, and Celebration VI 

" TV show?
Currently it's a tie between - Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon A Time, North and South, Angel, Doctor Who, Sherlock, (I'm going to start Firefly), Star Wars: The Clones Wars, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Merlin, Fruits Basket, Glee, and Modern Family. I also hope to start several other shows soon. 

" Movie?
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith!!!!!! :D After that would be the rest of the Star Wars films, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter films, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, Avatar, Les Miserables, etc

" Food?
Ice Cream, Apples, Chicken and Dumplings, Pizza, bread, soups, cookies, cake, chocolate, milky ways, chips, brownies, grapes, fruit, some vegetables, etc. 

" Drink?
Water. Though I also like fruit juice and coke/dr. pepper when I can have it

" Dessert?
ICE CREAM!!! :D I also like white chocolate fudge(and regular fudge), these desserts with white chocolate/ritz crackers/peanut butter, cookies, cake, chocolate(milky ways), caramel, and other things. 

" Treat?
Anything with sugar/gluten/dairy in it

" Animal?
Wolves, Manatees, and Owls

" Flower?

" Car?
Saturn cars

" Piece of clothing?
Geeky t-shirts, long sleeved shirts that look cool, pants, jackets that look cool(especially black), and anything black/dark green/blue/a certain shade of red/etc/ 

" Perfume?
Err. I don't wear that

" Leisure activity?
Writing, watching shows, reading, surfing the internet, and reading reviews. 

" Author?
J.R.R. Tolkien, Jude Watson, Matthew Stover, Kevin J.Anderson/Jessical Moesta, J.K. Rowling, Karen Miller, Suzanne Collins, Victor Hugo, C.S. Lewis, Garth Nix, Nancy Farmer, and Nancy Richardson. 

" Actor/actress?
Actors: Ewan McGregor! :D Liam Nesson, Robert Carlyle, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Elijah Wood, Hayden Christensen, David Tennant, Christopher Eccelston, Anthony Stewart Head, James Marsters, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, John Barrowman, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Evans, David Boreanaz, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, James Arnold Taylor, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, and Josh Dallas. 
Actresses: Emilie de Ravin, Natalie Portman, Sarah Michelle Geller, Emma Watson, Billie Piper, Dakota Blue Richards, Alysson Hannigan, Scarlet Johannesson, Lana Parilla, Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Catherine Tate, and Freema Agyeman. 

" Singer?
(different from bands) Benjamin Burnley, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Ana Johnsson, Pink, Rufus Wainwright, and Russell Watson. 

Favorite place to be?
Film Set/Stage, at my computer, or anywhere with a friend(and CONVENTIONS!) 

What is your middle name?Victoria

What are you listening to right now?

"Nightmares"(and Moriaty's voice which is on the video tribute I'm using). 

What are the last four digits in your cellphone number?

Can't say what it is but it has a lot of sevens 

What was the last thing you ate?

I'm eating an apple right now

Last person you hugged?

My Mom 

How is the weather right now?

Nice and chilly 

The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Their face and eyes.

Do you want children?


Hair color?

Honey blond with red highlights

Do you wear contacts?


Last movie you watched?
Les Miserables. I've mostly been watching TV shows

What books are you reading?

"Lando  Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu" and "A Tale of Two Cities" 


NONE! :P :P I have a bit of a phobia about jewelry

What were you doing before filling this out?

I'm chatting with Covert Knight on Facebook

Have you ever loved someone?

.....I don't know. I know I haven't loved anyone romantically yet- just crushes so far. 

Who would you like to see right now?

Any of my online friends or old friends I haven't seen in a long time. 

What color are your bedroom walls?


Have you ever fired a gun?

No, but I'd like to learn how

Do you like to travel by plane?

YES!!! Taking off and landing are fun!!

If you could go to any place right now where would you go?

I'd love to go to the Star Wars galaxy, the film set for the movies of my book series, and the houses of my favorite actors. 

Are you missing someone?

I'm okay at the moment

Do you have a tattoo?


Do you still watch cartoons on Saturday mornings?

Are you hiding something from someone right now?

I don't think so

What is the wallpaper on your desktop?

Obi-Wan and Anakin

Are you afraid of the dark?

No, not anymore. I was when I was little, though, cause some dumb girl told me a scary story :P 

3 things you can't live without?

Acting/Writing, Fandoms, and people

What are you afraid of?


What are your nicknames?

Siri, Shena, and several others my Mom uses for me. 

What do you sleep in?


Stuck on a deserted island, and can only bring one thing?

A plane or a boat

What are the things you always bring with you?

Books and whatever I need for that activity 

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

An actor, writer, movie maker, teacher for the blind/deaf/mute, Marine Biologist, and a worker who dressed the American girl dolls

:) :) :) 

Branson trip

                         Back in October, my family traveled to Branson for my Grandparent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. We stayed in a nice wooden house(at the bottom of a steep hill XD) and did several things during our stay, such as visiting Silver Dollar City, doing a performance for our Grandparent's, and watching the Presley's. In the above picture we are watching Once Upon A Time(my sister, cousins, and I).

                                               The house we stayed in.

                                    I rode several rides at Silver Dollar City. One of them was the Wildfire which was a wild, but cool ride. It has tons of loops and corkscrews. Oh, and it has a fifteen story foot plunge! :D The best place to ride this roller coaster is in the front on the side. It's AWESOME!! :D
Another roller coaster I loved was Thunderation which I rode with my sister and cousin three times(another one of my cousin's rode with us the second and third times). It was so much fun!! :D

                                 My uncle, two of my cousins, and I prepare to ride the "Wildfire"

I think I make a good action hero ;) XD (Now, ma'am, this is how you do an awesome pose XD).

Silver Dollar City was definitely the best part of the trip to Branson(which I visited a few times when I was younger) as was getting to spend time with my cousins :). I also liked performing for my family. 
What I didn't really care for was watching "The Presley's"; the music was just too old for me and I really didn't like the humor and some of the things they were saying/singing(I actually yelled 'BOO!' once since I detested a mean comment they made). 

Overall I had a good trip :) Sorry for not posting so much lately- I do have a couple of posts coming up soon :)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Yes I am..." picture post

Okay, so since I'm a bit busy(I'll be doing a post on my trip to Branson over the weekend), I thought I'd post a little image this. Oh and also, I'm adding a new page to my blog(and on the Star Wars and other fandom ones, I have new pictures/giffs!)
And before we start, I'd like to say, I have secured an editor for my book series!! :D

                                                     I'm, of course, a girl, but I really like this one. It makes me very happy since feminist guys are totally awesome :D.

                                            One misconception about homeschoolers that gets on my nerves is that we have it easy compared to public schoolers. I find it insulting since we're doing the same things- work.

                                             Yep :) I'm a member of the Christian Left

                                             This is something I find VERY important that people know. Yes, there are a few that do hate men(it's called misandry and is basically the flip-side of a misogynist) but most of us feminists don't hate men- in fact, we like the majority of them. We just want everyone to be equal :)

                                                              YES! That's me :)

                                                 I know most Christians don't hate on Harry Potter(most Christians I know like it) but quite a few people think that.

                                                                          Yep :)

                                                     Totally! It gets pretty annoying sometimes because people are always going "I'm going to be Forever Along!" when they most likely won't be. Just buy candy, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy yourself :).


                                                     Too true(though I do hate having it :( )

                                                   This is definitely true for me. And anyway, I don't think I actually could rush into one- I wouldn't get into a relationship unless I really liked the person.

                                                Aren't we all? :) (It was pretty funny since everyone, on all sides of the political spectrum, were against this being passed) 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

From the Diary of Aran Liander: Jedi Apprentice

982 ARR

We're going to be arriving today and I have a few things to tell you before we get there.
Number one is I'm sorry for not writing in here in such a long time- I've been really....I guess you could say 'despondent' lately and I don't feel like writing anything. It's all the same old stuff- my depression over Order 66, death, Kayla, my friends, and so on. The nightmares just get worse and I sometimes still feel a phantom pain in my mouth or in the back of my skull. I don't know how much more of this I can take...
Anyway, I tried to contact Ben and Natalie but I couldn't get through....or it might have been that they don't want to answer my comlink. I felt crushed that they would ignore me like this but in a way I'm glad they haven't answered. That way, I don't have to see the hate and shame in their eyes. I don't have to see the hatred.
Well, the bell just rang, so that means we're here. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

I wasn't able to buy anything with my measly amount of crumpled credits so I was forced to comb the streets for currency, like I did after Order 66. I used what little I could find to rent a corner in a room since I don't have enough to buy a full room. The man I'm 'rooming' with is a middle aged man about my Master's age and roughly human; all comparisons to my Master end there, however. He is dirty, grunge-faced, with darting eyes that I find very unsettling. I think I completely understand girl's wariness now, especially after Kayla. If that instance has taught me anything, it has taught me about the monsters inside certain people and how it can take away everything that makes them alive. I don't want to loose hope but...but I can't believe in living beings anymore.
Damn Kayla, why did you take my last bit of Jedi out of me?! You gutted me and left me for dead! You took something away from me that I'll never get back now and how can I be a Jedi if I have this big burning hatred for everything in myself?! I HATE YOU!!
I'm so, so sorry. I'm sorry. I won't do it again, I promise, I promise, okay?

Since I don't have anymore currency with which to pay my owner and rent is tomorrow, I went job scoping. So far I've managed to piss off several store owners when they tried to pickpocket me, and totally humiliate myself when I punched a pole dancer in the face when she made a move on me.
And now, I'm sitting in a wretched restaurant eating an unrecognizable-meat stew from some place that takes credits. I've been looking at job opportunities, not believing I'm doing this, and I have some ideas which I'll write down now.
1 – I could be a body guard or something- I am very skilled in combat and my Force sensitivity would definitely be a bonus. And it would definitely be better than every other karking job here that is crooked and, quite possibly, immoral. I may have sunk far, but I'm NOT going to betray myself anymore than I already have.
2 – I could-....Oh, who am I kidding, I'm a Jedi! I can't do anything on this damn, rotten world! I shouldn't have come here, I know I shouldn't have! It was stupid. And now I'm stranded here...alone..
Wait, that girl over there by the brothel house....she looks familiar..
Oh my Force, is that Kyla? What's she doing here? Didn't she die, didn't-?
Forget this, I'm getting a closer look.

Aran Liander 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My Summer Vacation Day 13(and our trip back the next two days)

I'm finally writing about the end of my vacation! YES!!! XD. That will be very liberating :)  
Okay, so on our last day of vacation, we got up and drove to Universal Studios to visit its Islands of Adventure since we wanted to see the Harry Potter theme park(we are all Harry Potter fans).

                                                 My sister, brother, and I once we got inside

                                                              The Adventure Begins
                    Unlike our days at Disney, our day at Universal's Islands of Adventure was a sweltering, rainless one. Even though it was very hot, we were glad the heat only came to us on this day since it would have been miserable if we'd had to walk around in the same temperature on our days at Disney World(it was sort of hot on our days at CVI but we were inside and I was wearing a Jedi cosplay).

                                  While Universal is definitely aimed for at older children and adults, the Dr. Suess  area is a great area for little kids(and for people who like the stories).

                          The set ups in Universal all looked really cool and realistic- I really enjoyed looking at them

                              The above fountain talked in a really weird voice. Not sure what film it comes from.

                         Since we wanted to get to the Harry Potter theme park before the major crowds showed up(luckily we went on a thinner-crowd day), we made a quick bee-line through the park to the opening of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" which was pretty far back.

                                      The "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" was really cool and well done, though I do wish it could have been larger and the castle(as well as Hagrid's Hut) more accessible.

                                                           The Hogwart's Express

                        At the front is the conductor of the Hogwarts Express(geez, I nearly wrote the Polar Express) and you can have a picture made with him if you want. Here are my siblings and I with him :)

                                         Hogsmeade!! It was a really well done place- the shops and the restaurant were amazing(but I'll get to that a little further down).

                                                      Hogwarts castle. Magnificent! :D

                         Since we knew the lines for the ride were going to be long later in the day, the first thing we did was run over to the ride "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey". While you wait in line, you get to see various parts of Hogwarts castle(dormitories, hallways, the entrance to Dumbledore's office, etc). It was all really well done and I wish we could have looked around at it more instead of only being able to see it while waiting to ride the ride.

                                                           The Greenhouses


                                             About to go inside the castle.

                                       House Point's Counting system(I think this is based on Pottermore- though currently Hufflepuff is winning XD XD).

                                                      Entrance to Dumbledore's Office

                             The Great Hall with the moving photographs on the walls

                                                    The Pensieve. Pretty! :)

                                                                Dumbledore's office.

                  Before you go into the ride there was this thing were Harry, Ron, and Hermione were talking about 'letting muggles in' which I didn't care too much for. I guess its my actor part of me(since I've never liked it), but I don't want to be involved in roleplay unless I'm IN COSTUME or I fit into the setting somehow. Okay, but enough of that, on to the fun stuff! :D      

                                    The Defense Against the Dark Arts Classroom

                 Since my brother was too little to ride the ride, my Mom and him left the line at the end(my Mom wanted to see the inside of the castle) and my dad, sister, and I continued on to the ride.
And it was AWESOME!!! :D Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a simulation type-ride and, as I mentioned in past posts, my favorite kind! :) It involves Quidditch, dragons, spiders, chases, dementers, and excitement!! :D It was definitely one of the best simulation rides I've been on and I would recommend it :)

                       After that, my sister and I headed over to the Hippogriff Challenge(roller coaster) and got into line. It was a smaller coaster than some others I've ridden but it was still a good one and nicely fast.

                                                                     Hagrid's hut

                                                  The school colors(for all the Hogwarts Houses)

                                          Hogsmeade village. It is kind of funny to see snow on the rooftops when its blazing outside. XD

                                                             Quidditch balls

                                 Even though it was small, Hogsmeade village was done very well and the buildings you could go into were very well decorated on the inside with all kinds of cool things you could buy(it was almost like actually stepping into one of the stores in the books/movies).

The Hog's Head 

                                      The Monster Book of Monsters. Bwhahahahaha!!! XD

                                                We went into the Owl Post and looked around at the different things you could get. A really neat place :)

                      At around eleven(since we wanted to eat before the lunch crowd) we went to the restaurant "The Three Broomsticks" for lunch. And let me tell you, the food there is AMAZING!! :D :D I got Shepherd's pie and a salad which was REALLY good!! :) Two other  things I tried were the Fish and Chips my dad got and the Cornish pasties my sister got and I loved those dishes as well! :)
However, the best thing we got was the Butterbear. That stuff is the best drink(after water, of course) I've ever tried. Whether you get it frozen or not, it's one of the best things I've tried and I hope to have some again someday :)

                                                          My Shepherd's Pie and salad.

                                   Honeydukes sweet shop. A very neat place- one of the coolest candy/dessert shops I've been into; If I wasn't off corn, I'd want to try everything in the store.  Just look at the below pictures.

                                   Since most of the treats had chocolate in them(the ones we wanted, anyway) we came by later and got our Harry Potter treats :)

                                                                  Chocolate cauldron

                                  Honeydukes is connected to Zonko's Joke Shop which is were I am in the above picture. (I love this shirt- it's so cool! :D)

                         We left the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to look around at more of the Islands of Adventure. The first thing we went to do was the show/ride "Poseidon's Fury". My Mom took my brother to the Dr. Suess section since this show was sure to scare him, so my Dad, sister, and I did it. It was a really cool experience, the effects and story were well done, and overall, I found it very unique and I'd love to do it again. Plus, Poseidon is one of my favorite Greek gods, so that was a plus :) (I also really like Athena and Artemis)

                                                           Poseidon's Temple in ruins

                               Next, my Dad, sister, and I went around to the various sections of the park, such as the comic book section(Marvel!! :D), the comic section, Jurassic Park, etc. The Marvel section was really cool and I enjoyed knowing several of the superheroes names. The Spider Man was the ride we got into line for first and while it took awhile, it was really fun since in line they play what I suppose is an episode in a sort of prelude to the ride(giving the ride a story which was pretty awesome!). The ride was itself was, of course, totally awesome!!! :D You're basically in a car with a bunch of other people who were supposedly recruited to get news for the Daily Bugle on what was happening and...well, villains and our neighborhood Spidey come in quite a lot ;)

                              Since neither my dad or sister is all that into roller coasters with twists and loops, I went and rode the Hulk Roller Coaster by myself. The stuff they had while waiting to get in line was cool, especially this lever you could turn to make this big glass tube glow. The coaster was really fun, filled with awesome loops and a water mist sprayer. Go Bruce Banner! :)

                                                   Me in front of the roller coaster

                 Just so you know, a lot of the pictures were taken when my Mom and brother rejoined us which happened a bit later.

                                                   CAPTAIN AMERICA!!! :D :D :D

                                         I'm not sure who this is, but I like his suit

                                        Jurassic Park area. We ended up meeting back with my Mom and brother here later in the afternoon. We were going to ride the ride but it was a water one and since we didn't want to get our clothes wet, we decided to not do it that day.

                                                                    T-Rex. RAWR!!!

                                   Once we were all together again, we popped back over to Suess land so we could all ride the Cat in the Hat ride(as well as another one) that my brother had really liked. Then my Dad, sister, and I went to wait in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter while my Mom and brother went to ride this flying dinosaur ride in the Jurassic Park area(it was sort of for little kids).

                     While we did that, I rode the Dragon Challenge Roller coaster(Harry Potter section). It was also a really cool coaster! :) However, waiting in the hot sun wasn't that much fun, but that's okay.

                                                My brother in front of the ride he was going to go on

                                 The three of us before the Jurassic Park jeep. Watch out for the dinosaurs!

                                                         Us in front of the castle. :)

                                 We were finally able to go into Honeydukes to buy our sweets. I'd already decided I wanted to get a Cauldron Cake(I remember that being something I thought sounded so good when reading the books) and luckily they were there behind the glass counter.

                                  Here we are with our treats(mine is in a box). I got a Cauldron Cake, my sister a Chocolate Frog, and my brother a lollipop.

                                            Here we are leaving after a fun, but hot, day :)

                   Here's what my Cauldron Cake looked like. It turned out really good and had an interesting mixture of tastes. :)

                         The next day, my sister and I met up with Arda one last time at Panera for breakfast before leaving. We had a great time and I was thankful for the chance of getting to spend more quality time with one of my friends, especially since I might not get to see her in long time.
We drove for the rest of the day and while I was hoping we could do the trip the way we'd planned but we ended up having to spend an extra night on the road which bothered me since I was getting tired of being couped up in a car for hours on end(I'm a bit claustrophobic when it comes to people; I like tiny spaces, though).

Here we are, finally home!! XD (this is totally posed, by the way) 

So, here I am, finally at the end of my vacation posts. I had a really wonderful and amazing vacation and I have to say, it was one of the best times of my life :D 
What parts were your favorite to read about? 

May the Force be with You...Always :)