The girl on the picture is called Zoella, you can find her on youtube >here<. She's a British youtuber, a beauty geek and she's absolutely stunning! She's been one of my favourite youtubers for quite a while now, and I find her really inspiring and motivating, she makes me want to become a better person.
Zoe looks like a very happy, cheery girl, but what people don't necessarily know about her is that she's suffered from panic attacks and anxiety for a really long time. But she decided to get rid of all of that, and started saying "yes" to more things, and pushing herself to do things she wouldn't have done before.
Now, I haven't been suffering from any panic attacks or anything, but I've been an introvert my whole life, I just didn't know what to call it until about a year ago. I didn't have a problem with this until Zoe made me realise that by spending all of my time studying and the rest of my time in front of my computer, I'm missing out on so many experiences.
This is mainly the reason to why I finally decided to go to the 'The Voice of Finland' cruise, even though I was sceptic and a bit unsure on whether I'd fit in/whether I'd just be completely awkward and end up sitting in dad's cabin the whole trip. And I'm so glad I went, because it was really an experience I'll never forget!
I do realise my limits though, and when I should say "no" instead of yes, because while a lot of people are going out to party tonight, I'm staying at home. Not because I'm still tired after the trip (well, that too, but I'm sure I would have the energy to go out), but because I have to "charge my social battery" after being surrounded by people for so long. I really don't want to be around anyone today, or tomorrow, and that's OK, because I need this and pushing myself to go out would just end in me being an emotional wreck at the end of the night.
I am so glad Zoella is encouraging her fans to say yes to experiences, and I definitely want to help her encourage people! When I say that you should say yes to more things though, I don't mean stupid things that could end up with the hashtag #YOLO on Instagram or Twitter. I mean sensible things, things that will help you grow as a person, or things that just generally make you happy.
Two years, to the day, after Sherlock had died, John Watson once again caught himself coming up with excuses so he wouldn’t have to go out for a drink with Lestrade. This time it wasn’t because John had one of his ever so often occurring headaches, because he actually had something else to do, or even because Lestrade reminded him so much of the life he used to lead that he felt as if someone had ripped his heart out. No, this time it was because John Watson wanted to make visiting Sherlock’s grave on his deathday every year a tradition, however painful it may be.
“No, sorry Greg, I can’t. I have a meeting with Ella today, and I really can’t miss it,” John huffed hastily when Lestrade called him. He had been busy all day with an especially tricky case, a man had died and they still hadn’t figured out what killed him. He didn’t even bother pretending to be as good as Sherlock, because no one ever would be, but he did his best and paid his rent.
“But you haven’t seen Ella for months...” Lestrade started with a confused tone to his voice, before John cut him off with a quick “Oh, sorry, I have to run. Cheers!” because he had just remembered he wanted to buy Sherlock some roses before the shops closed.
Had Sherlock been alive, John would never have bought him roses. They would just have ended up in the bin for distracting Sherlock with their scent, or for piercing the oh so delicate skin of his slender fingers. John liked to make sure others knew just how loved Sherlock had been though, and so he opted for a dozen black roses. Just as he stepped out of the shop, it started raining. John Watson didn’t mind the rain, because it reminded him that he was still alive, and that he hadn’t died with Sherlock.
When he walked through the graveyard, the sun was already low in the sky, shining from behind a dark cloud. He crouched down at Sherlock’s grave, not wanting to sit down like the year before, because the ground was so wet. There was a small lantern next to Sherlock’s neat tombstone, with a candle inside. John found it very strange, because he didn’t think anyone else would care enough about Sherlock to bring him a lantern with a candle. John fumbled around in his inside pocket for the small box of matches that he still kept there. He had started carrying a matchbox when he realised that Sherlock needed his cigarettes to function properly. It was a habit he had yet to break.
He flicked open the small hatch that kept the glassdoor of the small lantern shut, and shook out the candle. He lit the match against the side of the box, and felt the warmth of the fire against his cold fingers. He looked down at the candle, and, with a confounded look on his face, read the writing that was carved into it with childlike letters.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep...
Around him, the world stopped turning, and he could no longer hear the pitter-patter of the rain falling down onto the surrounding trees. He shook his head to clear his thoughts, and was once again back in our world. He looked up to the grey sky and felt the raindrops trickle down his face.
“No, it can’t be. He’s dead. He is definitely dead, I checked his pulse and I saw his corpse. Someone just thought this would be a nice gesture and left the candle here,” he whispered to himself, again and again, like a mantra while he rubbed his tired eyes, as if to make the writing go away. Suddenly, John couldn’t get home quick enough, so he left the black roses on top of the tombstone and mouthed a quick goodbye to his old friend. Then he walked away with quick, long steps. He had long since stopped using the cane.
When he turned around and looked back towards the grave, he found it odd that one of the bushes swayed a little, although there was no noticeable wind. Had he been close enough to count the roses, he would have noticed that there were only eleven roses lying on the tombstone, but since he wasn’t, he pushed it out of his mind and began his walk home.
Starring: Adam Lundgren, Disa Öststrand, Jonathan Andersson
Director: Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein
Storyline: Pål dreams about success within the musical world, but he has an obstacle; himself. His deep thoughts keeps him end up in trouble. We follow Pål on a emotional inner travel to find his call on the swedish west coast of Gothenburg.
My own opinion: I think Swedish films are usually very intriguing, and I love Adam Lundgren! If I'm not mistaken, the film is based on Håkan Hellström's life, which makes it even better. I'm really looking forward to seeing this film!
Managed to get a total of 11 hours of sleep last night, spent the day studying, blogging, packing and getting ready.
I'm now waiting for my cousin to come pick me up, she should be here any minute now. I'm bringing my camera, and I'll try to take at least a few pictures. I'll probably be awfully shy about approaching people though, and I'll be lucky to get any autographs at all.
Youtube is being a bitch right now, but I hope you'll be able to see the video.
Name: Catching Fire
Release Date: 22 November 2013
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz
Director: Francis Lawrence
Storyline:As Katniss and Peeta embark on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games.
My own opinion: I love the 'The Hunger Games' series, and I can't wait for Catching Fire to be released! I honestly thought all of the books were so predictable, and could guess everything that was about to happen, but I still think the concept is amazing, they first film is well-made and somehow I've grown very emotionally attached to the books and the first film! I really don't like what's about to happen to Cinna in Catching Fire though...
I was completely knackered after 8 hours of school without any food, but after getting some food into my system (tortillas <3), I now feel heaps better. I have some homework to do, and then I'm going to paint my nails. I miss doing nail-art, but I just don't have time for it anymore. :(
I also annoyed the hell out of my friends by singing Thrift Shop throughout Maths class today!
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Storyline:A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.
My own opinion: I'm a bit ashamed to say I've never read the book, although I've certainly been meaning to. I find the story very intriguing though, and I'm glad to see Carey Mulligan in one of the leading roles. This is a movie I really want to see at the cinema!
In school today, we listened to a lecture about drugs. The man's friend had died, 26 years old, from an overdose. This reminded me of another man who used to mean a lot to me, who chose to end his life due to drugs, almost 26 years old.
R.I.S. David Hellman. <3
9 out of 10 people can handle drugs just fine, and have a good time with them, whereas 1 out of 10 fall for it. They end up spiraling further and further down, to finally hit rock bottom. Living in a constant hell, because they decided to try drugs just once. The worst thing is that you don't know which group you belong to, until it's already too late.
Having read countless biographies about rockstars, I know how ugly drugs can be. It was still difficult to listen to him talking about his friend, though.
"And trust me it's not dope to be 25 and move back to your parents' basement I've seen my people's dreams die I've seen what they can be denied And "weeds not a drug" - that's denial"
Got my timetables set for next year, and I put them into the system yesterday. Wiiie!
Yesterday was another productive day, up until the evening when I felt a bit miserable and had a headache. I managed to get my music assignment done today though, and I don't even have very much to do for tomorrow. I'm planning my weekend now and all I can say is that it's going to be steaksauce! :D (Hugs for anyone who gets that reference)
Release Date: 18 April 2013 (24 April 2013 in Finland, which means TOMORROW!!!)
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce
Director: Shane Black
Storyline:When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, Stark starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
My own opinion: Iron Man is by far my favourite hero, and despite what people seem to think of him, I believe he's a wonderful person. He's also a genius, and his Iron Man suit is cool as fudge! I'm sooooo excited for this film, and I only just realised that the premiere is tomorrow! Alas, I have no one to go with tomorrow, and the only person who would go with me... well, he can't. :( So I'm probably going this weekend with my friends instead!
Posting this because this is basically what I've become lately.
I watch heaps of cat videos on youtube, I force my friends in school to listen to my stories about all of the stupid things Whiskey does, and I just generally like to talk about cats (especially Whiskey) a lot.
A normal discussion with me can go something like this:
Friend: Do you know how to solve this problem? Me: Cats! Friend 1: What? Me: Caaaaaats! Friend 1: Riiight... Do you know how to... Me: CATS. WHISKEY. LOVE. Friend 2: Is she OK?... Friend 1: I have no idea... *both friends silently sneak away from me, leaving me alone to think about my love for cats*
I'm in school right now, working on an assigment for music class.
I'm glad I brought a smoothie to school today, because the mess they're trying to pass off as meat soup in the cafeteria looks very much like the rat stew Merlin tried to feed Arthur when they were out of food in Camelot. Ew.
I'm also listening to some old Crashdïet songs to get into the assignment, and dear Merlin have I missed their music! <3
I had conflicting instincts today when this little guy started sneezing really loudly. A part of me wanted to hold him and tell him everything would be allright, and the other part of me wanted to giggle uncontrollably, because it was terribly cute.
Today has actually been a good day, even though I got home at 4. My oil painting is coming along quite nicely (even though Whiskey still looks like a mix between the Elephant Man and Dumbo...), I got some schoolwork done as soon as I got home, I started on a review for music class and I managed to read 25 pages of The Casual Vacancy. I guess you could say today's been a very productive day!
I get to sleep in tomorrow, because I start at 10, but I'm going to say goodnight now so that I'll actually get more sleep than usual.
I've been feeling very overshadowed lately. Maybe it's because I'm so short.
I've been studying and reading all day today, and about 200 pages into The Casual Vacancy, it's finally starting to get interesting. I'm a little bit disappointed actually, but still impressed by J.K.Rowling's way of writing the truth.
The sunny weather really cheered me up today, even though I had to study all evening. I've also been panicking a little because we're selling socks and underwear and stuff to raise money for prom in our school, and we're supposed to have sold 20 products/packages by Wednesday, and I've sold 2 so far... So if you feel like buying some bamboo socks or something, leave a comment or send me an e-mail. :)
I saw the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo eyeshadows in the store today, and I couldn't resist buying the gold one. I'm planning on using it as an eyeliner, because I've always wanted to try Cinna's look from The Hunger Games, but I don't know whether it'll actually work to use it as an eyeliner.
Have you tried the Color Tattoo eyeshadows? Did you like them? :)
I really don't understand how anyone could call Grumpy Cat ugly, I think she's adorable!
The video below makes me really upset, because a cat shouldn't be forced to go around on "tours," and you can clearly see that all she wants to do is sleep, and then there's this annoying guy there trying to get her to cheer up.
No! That's not how you treat a cat! I actually feel so sorry for Tardar Sauce! :(
This goof slept on my chair all day. He was so cute when he woke up, because he just sat there with his eyes closed, swaying back and forth slightly until he finally snapped awake properly and went downstairs to get fed instead.
Stayed in school for an extra 45 minutes today, recording a cover of Hallelujah with Ellen, almost started singing like in a musical with Emmi, ate strawberries dipped in chocolate that my dad surprised me with and read The Casual Vacancy. A very uneventful day, but still good in its own way.
Oh and, I got a 10 in the English speech I made yesterday! A 10!!! Most of my friend seemed to think it was obvious that I'd get a 10, but for me it really isn't. Because I actually work very hard to make sure I stay at the top when it comes to English class. Because I really can't afford to get a grade under 10 in English class. And I'm sooooo happy, because the teacher complimented me on my pronounciation and said that it's nice to have such motivated students!
Because Jeff Buckley was simply amazing. His voice is so tender, and you can hear that he really felt the music. I'd almost forgotten how moving his version of this song is, it never fails to bring me close to tears!
Tomorrow I'll be participating in The Day of Silence, which means I won't speak tomorrow.
For those of you who don't know what The Day of Silence is, it's annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. I consider myself a huge supporter of human rights, or "LGBT rights" as some people incorrectly seem to call it, and I participated in The Day of Silence last year too.
I really hope that you'll participate too, although please remember that if your teacher asks you a question, you should answer, unless you've agreed with your teacher that you're allowed to not talk.
Dad managed to get me Mikko Herranen's autograph when he performed on Viking Grace.
For those of you who don't know who he is, he competed in The Voice of Finland in 2012, he's blind (which explains why his signature looks the way it looks) and he has a gorgeous voice. It's really inspiring that he lives like a normal person and isn't afraid to do what he loves, even though he's disabled.
Something I've been thinking about a lot recently is that my friends are always complaining about how much time all of their hobbies take, and that whenever I complain about how schoolwork I have, I usually get "At least you don't have *insert suitable hobby* practice today"
as an answer.
This kind of offends me, because sure, I might not play football or handball or ping-pong or dance, and I don't skate anymore either. But why on earth would that mean I haven't got other things to do? I know I spend most of my time in my room, on my laptop, but most of that time I actually spend on my blog.
When my friends have *insert suitable hobby* practice 4 times a week, and they complain about it, they don't seem to think about the fact that I spend about 2-4 hours on my blog every day. Sometimes a bit less, sometimes a bit more, it depends on how much is going on in my life at the moment. And when I say that I spend 2 hours on my blog, it's not only typing down the posts, it's taking pictures, editing pictures, planning future posts, commenting on other blogs, answering blogs et.c. et.c.
Sometimes I feel like it all gets a bit overwhelming, but I absolutely love blogging and I feel like it's yet another creative outlet for me, which is something I desperately need. I'm really not a theoretical person after all, even though I do well in school, I'm a creative spirit and I need an outlet for my creativity, or I'll go completely bonkers.
I'm sorry this post is a tad bit long, but it's something I really needed to get off my chest. Have you ever been in the same situation?
Because of school, sleep deprivation and some personal insecurities et.c. et.c. I've decided to have an Internet-free day tomorrow, which means I won't blog, answer any comments or read any blogs. I won't be online on Facebook, I won't answer to any messages on Facebook. I won't have my internet on my phone on, which means the only way of contacting me will be either calling me or texting me.
I just really need this right now, and I hope that you understand!
We painted oil paintings in art class today, and I was trying to open a bottle of turpentine when I suddenly managed to open it so that about half of its contents ended up on my hoodie and in my hair instead. I still reek of turpentine, and I'm certainly not amused.
I got home at 4 today, dead tired and cold, and I've been cuddling with Whiskey for a while now. I now have to go to the store in the pouring rain though, ugh.
Oh well, I'll survive, and then I have heaps of studying to do.
This trailer was released sometime yesterday/today, and I think my feels just died... I've been waiting for this trailer for so long, and the film looks amazing!
It's just as dramatic and powerful as I imagined it would be, and just as in the first film, the music is stunning! It fits the film perfectly! And I like that you can really see just how much effort and money that has been put into these films!
It's insane how good The Hunger Games trilogy is, and in a way it's very important to me, since it kind of filled up that empty void that Harry Potter left. Although nothing can ever replace Harry Potter, The Hunger Games came very close at one point.
I've always been a fan of British Comedy, and a few years ago I fell in love with the British show Little Britain. I then noticed that there are other series linked to Little Britain, which I'll be telling you about today.
Little Britain was written by David Walliams and Matt Lucas, who also play most of the characters in the show. Tom Baker is the narrator, and he's absolutely brilliant!
There are three series, plus Little, Little Britain, which is a special edition that was created to raise money for Comic Relief. In 2006 they also released two additional episodes, called Little Britain Abroad.
The show is a parody of all kinds of British people, and is meant to look like a guide for non-British people, due to the narration.
This guy's probably my favourite character from the show, although I don't think this is from the original show. It's the same scene though!
Then we have Come Fly With Me, which is a bit newer than Little Britain. It's written by the same people, but this time it's narrated by Lindsay Duncan.
The show follows the lives of both staff and passengers at the airport, and it's hilarious!
The show only consists of 6 episodes though, which is a shame.
This made me laugh until I cried, and I absolutely adore the make-up, it's so realistic!
Lastly, we have Little Britain USA, which is basically the same as Little Britain - but in America. I haven't seen much of this show yet, but I love that they've kept some of the original characters and just transferred them to America.
Another favourite character of mine. Computer says no.
Have you watched any of these shows? If you have, which is your favourite character?
I just started thinking about Bluebell, the glow in the dark rabbit from Sherlock, and decided to google "glow in the dark rabbit." The search results provided me with countless pictures of a variety of glow in the dark animals, which seems to be quite common already.
Apparently, the animals are modified in the same way it was implied in Sherlock, by using fluorescent genes from jellyfish. It doesn't sound very complicated, really. Most of the animals glow green, but there are also dogs that glow red. The animals are also important for developing cures for many different diseases.
How do you feel about glow in the dark animals? I think they'd be quite handy for protecting you against the monsters under your bed.
These are the books I'm reading at the moment, and a few books that I need to check things in. I love having books around the room, it feels so much more homely then! Maybe that's just the Ravenclaw part of me speaking.
Christian didn't like my pile of books, he said he was afraid that the pile might topple over so that he'd get a bunch of books in his head while sleeping. I'm pretty sure it won't topple over though.
I had a long day in school today, 8 hours, but time seemed to pass very quickly and I felt quite energetic. Although that might have been thanks to Starbucks. I also started reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling today, because I'm reading it in English class, and all I have to say so far is that Rowling sure swears a lot...
I have a short day in school tomorrow, and I end at 12, which means I might make a vlog or something tomorrow!
I've been playing The Hunger Games Adventures for quite a long time now, which means I've heard Horn of Plenty, the National Anthem of Panem, countless times. I've never really realised though that there's actual lyrics to the Anthem, and I've never quite been able to figure out what they're singing, until a few days ago when I stumbled upon the lyrics.
The Hunger Games has some of the most powerful, wonderful soundtracks out there, and I usually enjoy listening to the soundtrack while writing.
I just thought it might be fun to share the lyrics with you. :)
Oh Horn of Plenty. Oh Horn of Plenty for us all! And when you raise the cry The brave shall heed the call And we shall never falter.
One Horn of Plenty for us all! Oh Horn of Plenty. Oh Horn of Plenty for us all! And when we raise the cry The brave shall heed the call And we shall never fall...
Oh Horn of Plenty. Oh Horn of Plenty for us all! And when we raise the cry The brave shall heed the call And we shall never falter. One Horn of Plenty for us all!
Though dark may fall Through darkness light will shine As they believe The darkness is the light One Horn of Plenty for us all!
It was exactly a year since Sherlock had died, and John Watson once again found himself standing in front of his grave. He didn’t know why, there was no point in talking to Sherlock’s tombstone. He knew that Ella would have tutted if she had seen him here, he was supposed to be moving on, after all. But he couldn’t let this day go unnoticed, he couldn’t stop his feet from carrying him here, and he couldn’t stop himself from feeling the pain of the giant hole Sherlock had left in his heart. His whole world had been wrapped around Sherlock from the moment he first met him, but he didn’t realise that until he was already gone.
John sat down on the ground next to Sherlock’s grave, and placed the single black rose in front of the tombstone. He leaned his elbows against his knees and rubbed his tired eyes. He was always tired nowadays, and not the kind of tired he used to be after Sherlock and him had stayed up all night solving a case. The sick, heartbroken kind of tired.
“I... I don’t know what one would be expected to say in a situation like this. Perhaps a normal person would say nothing at all, a normal person would certainly not sit here and talk to an inanimate object. But I’m not normal, am I? You weren’t normal either, that’s probably why we worked so well together. Anyway, I’m rambling now... What I actually came here to say is - is that I love you,” John’s shoulders sagged as he buried his face in his hands, trying hard not to let the tears escape him, his face betray his emotions. After John had collected himself, he knew he really should go, but he couldn’t bring himself to do it quite yet. So he sat there, feeling the slight chill of the wind against his face, looking around at the graveyard that could have been quite beautiful, hadn’t his friend been buried there. That was when he noticed the tree branch not far away from where he was sitting. Weird lines had been carved into it, some of them shorter and some of them longer, and they were gathered in groups of three or four, apart from a single, short line. They looked a bit like tally marks, except there were no diagonal lines. John found this very odd, but didn’t think any more of it.
“I suppose I should get going, I can’t sit here forever, no matter how much I wanted to,” he said, and got up on stiff legs, leaning against his cane. He took a few steps forward and stroked the top of the tombstone, his fingers leaning against the cold marble. “Goodbye, Sherlock, my old friend.” He pursed his lips together into a thin line and started walking away from the graveyard.
It was only when he was sitting in the cab on his way back to his apartment that he realised what the, as he first thought they were, tally marks meant. They weren’t tally marks at all, but were in fact morse code.
“Could you turn around please? Turn around! I need to go back, I - I left something at the graveyard!” he said, sounding maybe a little bit too panicked, because the cabbie gave him a weird look through the rear-view mirror. He obliged, though, and turned the car around at the next crossing.
John hurried over the graveyard, anxious to get to the branch. He should have recognised the morse code straight away, after spending so many hours learning it during his military training. When he got to Sherlock’s grave, though, the branch wasn’t there anymore. John let out a frustrated sigh, closing his eyes and whispered, “Come on John, focus now... The the average human memory on visual matters is only 62% accurate...” However much he focused, he couldn’t remember all of the lines. “Short short long short, or was it short long short short? Then long long long... but what came after that?! I know it ended on just a short line, for sure,” he muttered to himself. Once he decided to sit down and draw everything in the soil, however, it took him less than 30 seconds to figure out. Sherlock would have been proud. John was still confused, but there was a slight flame of hope burning inside him now, hope that Sherlock might not be gone after all. He knew it was stupid to hope, but he just couldn’t help himself. After he got up to leave for the second time that day, he noticed that he didn’t have his walking cane with him.
Had a stressful start of my day today. I usually start at 10 on Tuesdays, and was fully prepared to do so when I was still sitting in bed with my pyjamas on at 08:50 in the morning, when I suddenly remembered that I was supposed to be in school at 9 to get my exams back. So I rushed around and got to school five minutes late, I consider this some kind of personal record.
I'm very happy with my exams though, I got a 10- (!!) in Maths, which I was very nervous about, and I got a full 9 points for my essay about factors that affect the size of a population. I also got a full 10 for my Religion studies essay, and all of my other grades were either 9- or higher.
Said goodbye to Christian this morning, got my arse to school and managed to keep everything together and look remotely sane until I got home, now I just feel like buying myself a Ben & Jerry's and cuddle in bed with a nice TV-show or something. Like Merlin. Yes, Merlin's exactly what I need right now.
I really hope saying goodbye will become easier in time, because I hate having my heart stomped upon every time.
Ok, so I couldn't get Christian to be in a vlog with me, but he's agreed to answer the questions you asked him at least.
1. What do you think is the best thing about each other?
Christian: The best thing with you is your smile, and you make me smile like an idiot. Melody: You're considerate, and once I got to know you properly, I realised what a beautiful and wonderful person you are.
2. Do you have any common interests?
Christian: Eh, do we? Melody: Music, perhaps? Although you're more interested in music than I am. But like, a few series and stuff. Christian: Mm.
3. How would you describe each other in three words?
Christian: Wonderful, beautiful, geeky.
Melody: Wonderful, sweet, geekiest.
Christian: And I'm not beautiful, then?
4. How did you two meet?
Christian: I was scrolling around Kamrat(.se) because I was bored or something and noticed you and fell in love with you instantly, but you had a boyfriend... *glares at me*
Melody: Oops... But didn't I meet you through a common friend or something?
Christian: Maybe, I think you remember better than I do. Melody: But then we met for the first time at the music camp last summer.
Christian: Yeah, that was the first time we met in real life, and it was awesome.
5. What made you fall for each other?
Melody: What first made me fall for you was actually your abs, because the first picture I saw of you was the black and white one, like, you know... Christian: The one where you can't see my face, yeah, so I understand that... Melody: But then at the camp it was like... how comfortable I feel with you and how easy I find it to talk to you and yeah....
Christian: Same for me, when I first saw that picture of you I just fell.
6. Do you have a song that is "yours," or something similar that can be connected to the two of you?
Melody: The bench. Christian: I was just about to say that.
(To clarify: The bench was the bench we spent pretty much the entire week sitting on at the music camp)
7. What's the best/worst thing about being in a long distance relationship?
Christian: It's 100 times more wonderful when you meet each other then. Melody: You appreciate each other more then. Christian: That's what I meant.
Christian: To miss the other person isn't actually a bad thing, although it's not fun... Melody: If you don't keep in touch properly, it's easy to start drifting apart. Christian: Yeah. But the worst thing is when you can't talk because you don't have internet or a phone or something, like, if you go to a festival/gig or something and don't have your phone with you.
8. What's your favourite band?
Christian: It used to be Guns 'N Roses, but I never listen to them anymore. This is like the toughest question ever... I have three bands that I can't choose between. Melody: Mention all three then?
Christian:Twisted Sister, Scorpions and... This is horrible... It's like the eternal question. Led Zeppelin.
(Translation: He actually means One Direction, Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black)
Melody: It's my turn now? Dear Merlin... Eeeh, Michael Monroe and Hanoi Rocks. Right now it's probably Bastille though.
9. What's your favourite colour?
Christian: Black is not a colour... Black and red. But I like white too.
Melody: Black, purple and blue.
I hope you enjoyed this Q&A and that you're not too disappointed that we didn't make a vlog.
We just came home from watching Warm Bodies, and I must say that R turned into a quite handsome man! I loved the movie, it was very sweet and romantic, although funny and action-filled at the same time.
You should definitely watch it!
I started thinking though, about how love can turn you from a zombie to a living human being again. Before I met Christian, I was caught in this sick, twisted web and I had turned into someone I couldn't even recognize anymore.
But then I met Christian, and he made me feel alive, for the first time in a very long time.
So maybe love isn't just about loving and being loved in return, maybe it's about finding yourself, and, as in my case, finding yourself again.
I got a small Patrick figurine from one of my Easter Eggs this Easter, and I just adore him. He's so cute! I've seen Patrick like everywhere on Tumblr lately, and while I took my Maths test yesterday, the theme tune to Spongebob was playing in my head the entire time, thanks to Jacksgap...
The first snowdrops are peeking though the snow now, which makes me very happy, because it means that spring is finally on its way.
I took my last test today, Math, and it's soooo amazing not to have any schoolwork that you have to do! I have to go to school to write a Swedish essay tomorrow, though, but after that I'll finally get to meet my dearest boyfriend again! <3
Here's a HC about Fred and George I wrote on April Fools':
It was the evening of April Fools’ Day, and George had had a busy day at the store, with a lot of customers still looking for a last-minute prank to pull on their family or friends. Someone had accidentally dropped a bag of Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, which lead to the whole store going completely dark. George had been forced to calm down many hysteric children and clean up an enormous mess afterwards. Because of the panic that had arisen, people had knocked down items from the shelves, and even managed to topple a shelf in their hurry to get out of the store. George had been relieved that the alarm, indicating theft, hadn’t gone off even once.
He was still cleaning up the remainings of a shattered bottle of a love potion, glad that no one had been affected by it, when the clock behind the counter hit seven, which usually meant that he could close up the store and go up to his flat to lie about until it was time to get up and go to work the following morning again. That wasn’t an option today though, since April Fools’ also happened to be his birthday. He used to love this day, being able to prank everyone and spending the day with Fred, but since his death a year ago… nothing had been the same. Molly, however, wanted George to visit them at the Burrow for a family dinner, as if nothing had happened, as if nothing had changed. As if everything was still all right.
After he finished cleaning up, he looked around the shop. He stared at the dust, dancing through the last rays of sunlight gleaming through the windows at the front of the store. After everyone else had left, the store was eerily quiet, and George felt lonelier than he had felt in a very long time. This was supposed to be his favourite place on earth, this was where he was supposed to spend his days along with Fred, coming up with new things to sell and to drive their families crazy with. Now it just felt like a prison.
“I miss you, Freddie,” he whispered into the silence. He wiped away a tear that was forming in the corner of his eye, and was just about to get his coat to leave, when a Weasleys’ Wildfire Whiz-bang suddenly set off around the store.
George was confused, because he was the only one in the store, and he didn’t understand how else it could have exploded. It all made sense though, when the firework was done flying a lap around the store and instead came flying straight towards George; it was a miniature version of the dragon that had chased Umbridge before they left Hogwarts. The dragon circled around George a couple of times, before George let it fly out through the door. He turned the sign on the door around so that it now said “Closed,” and walked to get his coat with a sad smile on his face.
I love freckles, and I think it's insanely cute, and I really want freckles. So I decided to paint freckles with my eyeliner today, and I think it turned out pretty well for my first attempt, which means I'll probably be rocking freckles this summer. In this picture you can also see how dry my skin gets in the winter....
I'm not sure on whether Bertie actually dyed his hair red or not, but it's soo hot! I mean, he used to look like a blonde Tumblr-boy, pure perfection, but with the red hair he looks a bit like a punkrocker... kind of... which is very, very hot too.
Did you know that he was actually in Harry Potter? Yes, he played Scorpius Malfoy, and you can see him for about two/three seconds on Platform 9 3/4. :)
I used to admin a The Hunger Games page on Facebook, and we very quickly encountered a problem: In quizzes, having 13 teams (as there are 13 Districts in Panem) is a very bad idea. Therefore, we decided to create four teams of our own, and I'm still very proud of these four teams.
You are one of Panem's finest, living within the greatest of cities, with money enough to enjoy life's enjoyment. You follow the latest trends in clothes, looks and accessories. You believe the world is without peril, for you have never noticed anything but the glamorous lifestyle you now live in. The people of the Capitol are ruled by a president who goes by the name of ******. Past presidents of Panem have shaped the throne, leaving much pressure on her to continue with the uncivilized ways of the Capitol like the presidents before her. Many believe that because she is witty and persuasive, she agrees with these heinous measures, but there are many things that citizens do not know about their president...
You are the backbone of Panem. This country would never work without the lives put into it, no matter if you're a coal miner, a fisherman, or a peace keeper. The war that's raging under the surface between the Rebels and the Capitol is a blur to you, and you keep working for a better future, being it under the Capitol, or the Rebels. The Reaping is part of your nation, and even if it angers many people, it's a part of the punishment after the last Rebellion, and therefore you must accept this. You hardworking men and women look up to the one person who's always been them true: *****, the girl who travels between the districts, helping wherever she can. The Peace is what you thrive for, but you are not the kind who thinks war is a way to earn it.
You live by your own laws, living in the woods, or on the plains, selling your services as a sellsword, or likewise. You may even be a bandit, a thief, murderer or such, but you are also brothers and sisters, in a world that's broken. People call you savages, yet you follow a code that's been going down through the generations, the Bloody Chapter is the name of it and you stand true to it, no matter. The Capitol denies your existence, even if all the people of Panem knows of you. You are ruled by the just outlaw King known as ******, and his words can turn the tide, move mountains and kill you, with a single word. Sadly, ****** disappeared mysteriously one night, and he hasn't been seen since. Some say he died, some say he walked away in hopes of finding a better life, far away from the misery of Panem.What we know for certainty though, is that in his place, a woman called ***** stepped ut. She took his crown and sat on his throne, and whispers started to travel around the forest. Whispers about *****, with a flaming personality, who can set the world on fire with a single strand of her imagination.
The people of the Rebeliion wants to oppose the barbaric rule of the Capitol, and as a part of this newly formed Rebellion, you must fight it on a daily basis. You work in the shadows, recruiting members, undermining the Capitol in every way possible. You must fight to secure a safe future, without the threat of the Hunger Games. This Rebellion's mastermind is known only by whispers, and goes under the name of: *****, rarely seen on, but her message remains strong throughout the Rebels: Fire's catching.
Honestly, I think >this< is the highest amount of notes any post of mine has ever gotten... You're also very welcome to follow me on Tumblr (melodymoonchild.tumblr.com) if you feel like it!
Started the day off by having a rubbish night's sleep, I couldn't sleep until 2 a.m. and even then I wasn't properly sleeping, because my mind was still going in full speed. I woke up a gazillion times throughout the night, and then I finally woke up at half past 5 because my leg was aching (which it usually does when it's cold, imagine someone trying to saw your leg in half, that's about how bad it felt today), so I had to find a pair of legwarmers and socks to keep my leg warm.
The German test was OK, although I had to make up a few own words here and there... Eheh. Not many though. :)
I took this screenshot earlier, he now has 257.352 followers.
In 2012, Cole Sprouse (known as one of the twins from Zac and Cody) joined Tumblr and started talking to his fans, making it appear as if he actually cared about them, then he suddenly deleted his Tumblr and announced on his Twitter that it was just a social experiment. This, of course, upset a lot of people who thought he was genuinely interested in talking to his fans.
So, this April Fools', Tumblr has united to strike back. We've all decided to follow Cole on Twitter (colesprouse @ twitter), and then unfollow him this evening, as a... social experiment, of sorts.
It's kind of amazing how powerful the Tumblr community actually is, fandoms uniting for a common cause. I saw him gain about 6k followers in an hour. We're like the Tumblr army. :)
A few days ago, I was casually chilling and playing The Hunger Games Adventures on Facebook, when I noticed this car. It got me thinking; I wouldn't be surprised if this is what our wilderness looks like in the future. It's sad, in a way, to see our great technology covered in moss like that, but that might be our future.
On a lighter note, do any of you play The Hunger Games Adventures? If you do, you're more than welcome to add me as a friend on Facebook (Melody Melly Moonchild @ Facebook), because it's a lot more fun to play if your friends are playing too! :)