Happy Sunday Novas! You know how you can hang around someone so much that you start picking up their habits and sometimes even their interests? That’s what I have noticed has been happening to me and my co-workers lately. Each week I will introduce the blog to this new segment called “Friendly Trends” that basically will catalog the trends that I have been “Put On” to by my friends. The inaugural post will feature my friends Selena and Erick and the Guilty Pleasures that they have introduced me to!
The Beginning: Selena and I were looking for a way to bond and have something that we could talk about (we have little in common).
The Trends: The trend that Selena has put me on to is the teen drama on YouTube. So let me set the scene: Selena is 21 and very young. She is constantly on her phone watching videos on YouTube and Instagram.
She has been following the drama of these teens fighting on Instagram and it slowly led into me being mildly entertained. I will say right now as a PSA that I DO NOT CONDONE the behavior and I haven’t went as far as to “Follow” their accounts, but I was introduced into this world that slowly transitioned into me watching people on YouTube.
Now I follow few new channels on YouTube that shows young adults vlogging and doing challenges. She has also put me onto beauty tutorials with makeup and natural hair that I watch more than the teen drama stuff now.
Erickkkkk Mi Corazon!
The Trend(s) – Erick is a hardcore advocate for just about anything it seems. Erick has put myself and others on to a number of things that we would otherwise not have bothered with. The 2 main “Put Ons” are Game of Thrones and Comics! Around January of this year Erick was pleading with me (who had never seen an episode) to download HBO Now and watch Game of Thrones. He was recommending GOT to me because I was consistently talking about or watching historical dramas. He figured it was right up my alley and I am so thankful that I listened!
Erick also put myself and Selena on to comics. I was always interested in reading comics but there was never a drive strong enough to make me start. That is until Erick. He started recommending comics that suit each of our personalities. When you find friends that really understand you, it is an indescribable feeling!
Those are the few trends that will start off this series. What items have you been “Put On” to by your friends? Let’s talk Friend’s Trends!
Happy Saturday Novas! I hope your weekend is starting out well! A few weeks ago I was approached by a fellow blogger regarding writing a collaboration post together. We decided to write a flash fiction about Love. Shoutout to Gauri at A Sea Full of Dreamcatchers! Make sure to take a look at her blog for other great pieces of emotional writing! The lines are separated in red for Gauri and Purple for me, we hope that you enjoy it!
Love so pure it put diamonds to shame. Love so fatal it destroyed grenades. Love so fragile it tip toed over a strand of hair. She always knew that her feelings could kill, little did she know it could revive. Opposites attract they say, what about people who are identical? Is their love doomed from the start, or is it theirs that stand out, unique from the others.
Fear that’s so strong, he cannot breathe,
Fear that paralyzes enough to make you scream.
Why is it her love, that renders him still?
Why can’t he commit and follow his own will?
Opposites attract they say, but she is his equal in every way. Her breath is warm enough to melt his cold heart, she holds all the power to force him to start.
Little did he know, he would be her knight in shining armor, little did he know of what he can do. One simple stare was enough for her wall to come crashing, the wall she for so long built, brick by brick. They both were like ice, but had each other burning, they’re lives were so different, yet in a way the same.
She whispered in Subtlety, giving life a name,
No longer did she need to pride and claim,
Her purpose was clear, she was meant for him
His burdens were hers and Love was them,
He grabs her hand when he can finally move,
Sparking a flame that can’t be extinguished or removed.
The flame continues burning, sending sparks to the sky, the ice within them is melting, the froth within them dies. Wick by wick, the fire lights every candle around, piece by piece they’re hearts are found .
She wakes before him and stares out the glass,
Wondering how long, can this feeling truly last,
He wakes soon behind her, seeing the bliss on her face
He vows to her that never more, will her tears go to waste.
I’ll protect you forever and guard you from harm,
You’re the Princess who’d save me, I’m the Knight heavily armed.
They both were warriors, holding onto dear life, they both needed saviors, which they found in each other. Their hands locked each other’s, signaling their forever, their heads touched each other, refusing to let the other fall
Will their love last? Only time will tell, let their fires keep burning, until then!
Thank you for checking out today’s post! If you would like to collorate on a post as well, let me know! Have a great Saturday!
Inhaling the fumes,
Till their lungs collapse,
They didn’t assume,
That I’d have the last laugh!
She is a beauty, In her own right,
Comparable to none, She can’t escape my sight,
Waiting too long, Has always been my way,
Longing to touch her; Today is the day.
She’s wearing red and trying to seduce,
I finally have her, Now she can let loose,
The strands of black, tumble behind,
Her perfectly shaped head, I caress and Pine;
For her, that’s a fact, but it’s not enough!
For her sister in arms, Do I also Lust!
I’ve held her once, I’ve kissed her hand,
There’s more to love, in her compact can
She gives me strength and takes away my fears,
She gives me joy; Everyone else, Tears.
My forbidden love, do I toss in the air,
Each guests’ eyes marvel, when she falls down there,
Her twirl, her scent; all will consume,
Walking in with her sister; as she quiets the room,
It’s time for Tiny Nimble Tina, to play her part,
Her music comes crashing and stopping hearts,
I am the Joker, if you couldn’t see,
My lust for Tear Gas and TNT!
Inhaling the fumes,
Till their lungs collapse,
They didn’t assume,
That I’d have the last laugh!
Happy Wednesday Novas! This post will be my entry into this week’s 5 sentence story prompt! The prompt word will be Mistake.I have written a short poem as my entry into this week’s prompt. For the rules and to enter, check out the link below! Click Here.
Submissive, Impressive and beauty divine,
The gods will smite out of envy, what’s mine,
A twisted game of castles and fate,
My prize is bound; a perfect mate.
I hope I’m not cursed from this rare find.
Thank you for reading? What do you think of the story? Do you particiapte in blogging challenges? Let’s talk creative writing!
Happy Thursday Novas! I wanted to write about today’s daily prompt word so you will be receiving the daily prompt today and the 5 sentence story tomorrow! Today’s post will be a short poem.
Daily Post Topic: Lollipop
Till my lungs collapse, I’m living this horrid dream,
What once possessed such promise, was nothing more than a gleam,
The prospects and allowances that were once to be,
Transformed and beguiled, a young, pretentious me.
I opened up to life, as a church will open it’s doors,
They admired and beheld, my graciousness once stored,
Giving to the world and never asking for keeps,
Meeting my best friend Arielle, who seemed just as sweet.
We conquered school together, leaving hearts at every turn,
Arielle located my weakness, making sure I was to burn,
Arielle came into my life, like a whirlwind of friend,
The sweetest smile you’d ever seen; the deadliest of weapons,
She sucked all of the life, out of a grateful soul,
Her body wrapped in poison; “I’m your friend” she told,
Silently my spirit drained, a most decrepit health,
Making me her lollipop, my friends, my heart, my wealth,
Blindly I allowed her to take what she would pursue,
Take care with whom you allow in your life; an unrecognizable you.
Greetings and hello my fascinating Novas! I was getting ready to write up a blog post when the best idea popped into my head out of nowhere! I was thinking about some of the lore and plots that we have grown up with in video games. Then my mind decided to go all Scooby Doo and propose the question: Wouldn’t it be crazy if… we didn’t know the whole story? So now I’m severely interested and talking things over with my friends Erick & Emily about presenting a version of the story that’s likely to have been the case. If you’re not following me yet, don’t worry when I explain the first story you will tie all of the pieces together. So let’s get investigating gang!
Lore: Bowser is an evil dinosaur that hates Mario and always tries to abduct Princess Peach.
Question: Wouldn’t it be crazy if Bowser only hates Mario because he is MARRIED TO PEACH??????
Investigation: What’s the probability of Peach being married to Bowser.
Exhibit A: Bowser has kids…. The Koopa Kids but I do not recall them having a mother. He also has Bowser Jr.
- Through the initial investigating phases, I have found a few suspect pictures that I would like to present. I sat down to a very intense interview with our Princess and here’s what she had to say.
Me: Good evening Peach! I’m just following up on a few leads and I would love to ask you some questions if you don’t mind.
Peach: No problem Luna! I’m happy to help anyone who is a friend of the Mushroom Kingdom!
Me: Ok great! Just a few quick questions here. First, how are things going with Mario?
Peach: Everything’s fantastic! Mario is very sweet and helpful and I don’t nkow what I would do without him.
Me: Oh That’s sweet! So, are you guys planning on getting married?
Peach: No, we haven’t talked about it. We’re both pretty busy at the moment.
Me: Oh… I was under the impression that you were engaged?
Peach: No I can’t be…. I mean of course not. What would make you think such a thing?
Me: Engagement ring? Also, why did you stop going by your maiden name, Princess Toadstool? For that matter, why have you changed your appearance and dyed your hair Princess?
Peach: This isn’t an engagement ring and I don’t like you prying into my personal life. This interview is OVER!
Exhibit B: Bowser has maddddd money to build contraptions and go after Mario
- We know that I loveeee reading and watching pieces about royals and nobles. From this study of history I know that often times 2 kingdoms are united by marriage. Bowser is King of the Koopas and Peach is Princess of Mushroom Kingdom what if she was married off to Bowser to unite the Kingdoms?
Exhibit C: The guy flying in the clouds recording everything has a 6 hour gap in his tapes!!!
- I’ve interviewed a few citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom who prefer to keep their identity secret. Let’s hear what they have to say.
Interview with Kim from Later Levels:
Me: Hey Kim, thank you for sitting down with me. As discussed, I wanted to get your insight on an investigation that I am heading up. Since you are a guru in the video game realm, I thought you’d be the perfect person to help out!
Me :Have you seen any suspicious encounters between Bowser and Princess Peach?
Kim: It’s not the encounters we see that are suspicious – it’s the ones we don’t which are downright dodgy! Think about it: what does poor Mario find every time he goes off to save Peach from one of these so-called ‘kidnappings’? It’s Toad, telling him yet again that the princess is in another castle. If Peach had really been taken by Bowser – who’s meant to be this fierce, fire-breathing beast – why would he keep leaving behind a servant who gives the would-be rescuers clues as to the Peach’s location? Toad should be fried mushroom by now.
So maybe they aren’t real kidnappings after all. Maybe it’s just a cover-up for two star-crossed lovers who don’t want to ruin their reputations. Why on earth would you continue to play tennis and go go-karting with someone who keeps trying to abduct you, huh?
Me: Who do you think is the real mother of Bowser Jr?
Kim: The word on the Toad Town street is that Bowser revealed to Bowser Jr that Peach was his mum. Some are saying that this was a lie and just a way for the Koopa King to persuade his son to ‘rescue’ his mother from that ‘evil Mario’; but when you consider what I’ve already told told you about these ‘kidnappings’, who knows how many untruths we’re being fed?
Consider also that Bowser Jr looks particularly fetching when wearing pink. I wonder whether he got that trait from his mother’s side of the family…
Me: If Bowser and Peach were married, what would it mean for the Mushroom Kingdom?
Kim: I don’t know why the pair of them continue to try and hide their marriage. Sure, their reputations might take a bit of a knock to begin with – the royal princess falling for a bit-of-rough from the wrong side of the tracks, the power-hungry villain giving up evil in the name of love – but it could be a good thing. It could bring about peace for all mushrooms, you know?
No more warring factions fighting over the realm; divided Toads and Koopas brought together in harmony; an end to ferocious man-eating plants jumping out at you when you want to use the bathroom. And no more wasting tax-payers’ money on these stupid kidnappings!
Me: Lakitu is missing 6 hours of footage from June 18th between 4pm to 10pm. Also, the goombas and Koopas whereabouts are unknown from that block of time. Do you know where they were and why there is 6 hours of footage missing?
Kim: Let me guess: Princess Peach told you that this footage occurred during the time of her last kidnap and that the cameras were damaged during the scuffle when she was taken. How very convenient! Two words for you: date night.
Thank you for your time Kim!
I have a lot of evidence and more questions now. If only, I could find a …
ROYAL CORRESPONDENT TOAD REPORTS: If Bowser and Peach are actually married, there are some pretty far-reaching implications. Peach is the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, as we know, but there doesn’t seem to be a King or Queen and Peach seems to be de facto ruler of the Kingdom: she’s not just a member of its royal family, she would appear to be its head. If she’s actually married Bowser, this would make him a high-up member of the family too, and therefore potentially extremely powerful within the Kingdom’s government. We don’t know exactly what the lineage of the Mushroom Royal Family is, but Peach being the Princess and monarch apparent would make Bowser Prince Consort or something like that at the very least! Since we haven’t seen any evidence that there’s a president or prime minister, we can assume that the royal family does actually wield governing power, so Bowser probably has some say in what laws are made.
Mario might well bear the legal status of traitor and war criminal! All this is just assuming Bowser’s the one who married into the royal family, of course. But what if that’s not the case at all? What if Bowser was the actual hereditary member of the monarchy, and Peach is the one who gained her status and title by marrying? Imagine that! The Koopa line would be the true rightful rulers of the kingdom, with Mario little more than a blue-collar everyman mounting a one-man revolution.
-Chris, Overthinker Y
Based on the evidence and witness statements, what do you think? Do you think there’s a possibility that Bowser and Peach are secretly married? Have you seen anything suspicious in the Mushroom Kingdom or Mario franchise that would validate our claims? Let’s talk gaming conspiracies!
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Happy Thursday Novas! Today’s post will be my entry into this week’s 5 sentence story prompt. The 5 sentence story prompt is a contest going on where you submit your best 5 sentence stories.The winners get to display their winning award picture. It’s really fun and a great way to get those creative writing wheels turning. This is my 2nd week entering! Feel free to join in on the fun. This week’s prompt is hosted by Mila, Doodling Panda. Check out the official rules by clicking here.
This week’s word: Hidden
The highborn are all too much like glass, offering up their tributes for my father’s favor. They think this smile, my attention, flattery, maidenhood is for them; my life for sale at our Winter Festival. Must I partake in the praise and indulgences rippling through my father’s royal court? “My Lord,” I curtsey, submitting to my duty as Princess, the scent of my freedom no longer fills the air, for this burden I do bear. His feral scent and lips so dry cannot lower my smile, yet I shy away from his gaze; for in my eyes, my true feelings are revealed.
Thank you for reading this week’s prompt. What do you think of the story? Can you tell what I was going for and what was “Hidden?” Let’s talk creative writing!
Happy Friday Novas! There’s a Daily Prompt challenge for Quill and I’ve decided to write a bit on it. Let me know what you think! Enjoy your weekend!
Malice is covering her hands as the ink drips from her executioner. She was signing away something that even a monarch had no right to, she was opening the flood gates for the beckoned call of the heretics calling for her crown; her head. She knew that her choices were scarce and without having received a response from the military general Claude, she had no other alternative. The privy counsel hung on her every word. Maybe she could stall that which would change her kingdom’s fate.
Princess Ariana consumed the blood that she was forced to spill. Her gulps were confessing her sins and removing the veil from the un-chaste heir. Those lips as dark as a rose withering away; stained with the innocent virtue of a messenger at the wrong place, wrong time. The falsehood poured out of her parted lips, singing the song of a siren leading her masters to the sea. Her brown eyes pierced through the counsel and for just a moment, she allowed herself to hope. Until the boom of the cannon rocked the walls on the outside of the Tower. Until her hired gun carved the name of the English Footman who will serve as a martyr for her cause. Until the once gentle name of Ariana Marie, declared war.
Happy Monday Novas! I’ve come across a writing challenge on Mila (Doodling Panda’s) blog and thought that I’d give it a go. This is a fun challenge and I encourage all to take part! You can enter the challenge and read the official rules by clicking here! Pretty much, the rules are to make a 5 sentence story from the word of the week. I am writing a short scene from a story that I thought up last night. Let’s get started.
This week’s word: Passion
Enchanting was her birthright, not ruling or war. Her grace floated throughout the corridors of the great hall that’s filled with the memories of it’s latest muse. The feast was a success, and the nobles satiated; they’ve drunk their fill of blood and lust, and to the rhythm of the wind, she released her corset and took off her shoes. Each movement deliberate and without haste, her body’s swayed along to the melodious tune.
Betrothed to the one suitor that can carry her fancy, the one suitor that will never leave or forsake her, to her only love; Dance.
–William Shire, 13th November , 1463, Festival of the Kings.
What do you guys think? I’d love feedback as this is an idea for another story that I am thinking about writing. Join along with us and link me to your 5 word story!