Tealya says this internet thing is still going in and out. Not sure what that means, but whatever. I was told to post something, so here: a picture of a flower. It’s spring so a flower sketch seemed appropriate. The …Continue reading →
Happy Spring Equinox. Today is officially the first day of spring, even if it doesn’t feel like it where you are. It is also the day I have my internet back. Still have no idea what was wrong. Tech people …Continue reading →
I have found a flaw in my blog every day for 40 days plan: it requires the internet. In fact, it is very difficult to log in and post something when you don’t have the internet. Is it just me or when you make a plan to do something, does the universe always find a way to mess it up?
So, instead of blogging for 40 days straight right now, I will blog for 40 days straight when I have consistent internet. Hopefully, that will be soon. In the mean time, I will post when I can hop on the internet from other places.
Curse you, internet gods. Why must you thwart my carefully thought through plans?
It’s Lent! Actually lent started yesterday, but I didn’t catch that it started until today. For those hat don’t know, Lent is a Catholic tradition that goes from ash Wednesday to easter Sunday. During this time, Catholics are supposed to …Continue reading →
Happy Valentine’s Day! Or single awareness day if you don’t have a special someone.
Romeo and Juliet, the original dysfunctional teen relationship.
I was planning to do an update today about unhealthy relationships in YA fiction, but I think that topic has been pretty well covered by other blogs out there. Yes, there are some rather stalker-ish and verbally/emotionally abusive relationships out there in YA fiction that are being treated as normal and this a problem. However, it doesn’t have to be the norm. In fact, it really shouldn’t be, so since today is Valentine’s Day, I’m going talk about YA fiction that does relationships right.
Being a reader and writer of primarily fantasy, I’m going to start this off with Alanna and Prince Jonathan from the Lioness Rampant series by Tamora Pierce. I picked them not only because I love books by Tamora Pierce, but because over the course of the 4 books we see these two form a friendship, which blossoms into love, and then the relationship runs its course. Most first loves do not stay your first love forever. Very few teen romances last at all. In that respect, their relationship resembles a real relationship. What I also like about it is that it is equal and respectful. Alanna is not stalking Jonathan or mean to him and vice versa. They care for each other without having to get mean or creepy, and when their relationship ends, they still manage to be friends. Continue reading →
I’ve been a bit sick since not long after new year’s, so you’ll have to forgive that this is a bit late. Getting a cold at the beginning of the new year is no fun and not a great way …Continue reading →