Love Flash Fiction Collaboration!

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!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

dreamstime.com

Blogger Blitz: Retail Rumble – Indiana Jones vs. Lightning Farron

Check out the results for the 1st battle in the Blogger Blitz, hosted by Adventure Rules!

Adventure Rules

Hello adventurers and welcome to the first match of the Blogger Blitz competition! Today, NekoJonez and LightningEllen face off in the ultimate test of ability – salesmanship. Each blogger has selected a character to bring to the match, and their mission is to prove that their character can choose and market a better product than their opponent.

To compete, each blogger submitted an article earlier this week on Monday. If you’ve missed those articles, you’ll want to read them first, as this post will discuss the results of their bout. You can read the argument for Indiana Jones here, and the argument for Lightning Farron here. Be sure to check out the articles and give those bloggers a follow if you haven’t yet!

Once those posts were submitted, a panel of five hardworking judges began analyzing. They looked at the characters, their products, and their marketing strategies to…

View original post 1,615 more words

The Unique Blogger Award!

Happy Wednesday Novas! This week I was nominated for the Unique Blogger award by the lovely Blogging Holly! Thank you Holly and everyone should definitely checkout here blog! It’s filled with great poems and short stories and I love reading them!

Game Guide (or The Rules lol):

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Here are the questions I was asked from Holly!

What are the goals you have set for your blog and how do you hope to achieve those goals?

The goals I have set for the blog are everchanging. When I started the blog, it was supposed to be an extension of the GamersUnitedGG website where gamers could watch streams and upload videos. Quickly I loved blogging more than the website so I decided to concentrate all of my efforts here. My goals are to connect with other bloggers, explore writing opportunites, increase my writing skills and have a place to talk about things that I’m passionate about!

What inspires you to write, especially when you have writer’s block?

So this is a great question. If I have writer’s block I just work on someting else! In the writing world, I’m known as a “Pantser” because I  write by the seat of my pants. Which pretty much means I prefer bouncing around tumblr_inline_mfaeuomaL11r7k9y5  . If I have writer’s block on 1 section, I always refer to my journal of topics and pick something else to write about. Anytime you have an idea, write it down and who knows, later you may be able to use it. I just love talking, so writing helps me talk about all the crazy ideas that I have!

Give a random fact about yourself! 😀

A random fact about myself? Hmmm… I feel like I’ve shared most of my interesting facts lol. So I have this weird obsession (mild) with cats. Also the reason that I call myself Luna lol from Sailor Moon! I loveee cats, too much that I reference alot of things in cat terms. giphy I also Meow alot in real life lol. Yup, cats! Ta’s my interesting fact lol.

Wheew! That was painless, although now you may all think that I’m a crazy cat lady lol. On to my Nominees!

Players:

My 3 questions are:

  1. What are your favortie topics to blog about?
  2. Name a guilty pleasure of yours?
  3. If you were a Billionaire, what was your claim to fame?

This is an open challenge to anyone who I didn’t mention and would like to participate! Once again, thank you to Holly and enjoy your Wednesday!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

boomcha.com

tumblr.com

giphy.com

A War and Peace That Delivers

war.and_.peace_

Hello all! It’s Maria, and I hope you’ve had an excellent week so far. Mine has been interesting to date…

Anyway, I’m here to bring you another Netflix/series review–actually it’s more along the lines of a miniseries review, since it’s not quite a full series. And that miniseries is humbly called War and Peace, based on the famous novel by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. Now, I got interested in this particular miniseries not because I have read the book–because I really haven’t, the closest I have gotten to existential Russian literature is the first half of Anna KareninaThe Cherry Orchard, and Doctor Zhivago–but because I am a huge history fan, and underneath the fictional veil of the plot, there is a strong historical basis, especially that of the French invasion of Russia.

But even if you’re like me and have never read the book, once you watch the miniseries, you will want to check out the original source of its inspiration. (I haven’t done so yet, because I’ve been re-reading Harper Lee’s supposed sequel to To Kill A MockingbirdGo Set A Watchman. But it’s still on my list of books to read, don’t worry.) Now, War and Peace cannot be found on Netflix, and I am not sure if it will ever come to Netflix, but it you have Hulu, then it is available on there.

Originally airing on BBC One in the UK (then A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel in the States) before coming to Hulu, War and Peace follows five aristocratic families before and during the French invasion of Russia. The miniseries, like the novel, starts in 1805 and ends in 1812, at the end of Napoleon’s failed efforts to conquer Russia. Though the aristocratic families and how they’re changed is the chief focus of the miniseries, particular individuals from these families are given special attention, as their personal development is of huge focus as well: Prince Pierre Bezukov (who is the most favorite illegitimate son of  Russia’s most wealthiest man), Natasha Rostova (the daughter of Count Ilya Rostov and his wife Countess Natalya Rostova), Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (the son of Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky and brother of pious Marya Bolkonskaya), and Nikolai Rostov (Natasha’s older brother). Though to be fair, Nikolai is more like a secondary character, so I would safely say that Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei are the three people you want to pay attention to while watching this.

In the beginning, these three are privileged, but want their lives to have meaning, in somewhat different ways. Pierre, who is highly intelligent and idealistic, wants to change the world for the better; Natasha wants to find true love; and as for Andrei, he is continously fed up with the superficiality of society and opts to seek a higher purpose. Which he does, of course, by joining the army. (To the dismay of his wife.) Once these three are introduced to us, the viewers, their lives change in such ways that it is far from impossible to turn away.

War and Peace is eight episodes long, and basically emulates the novel from front to back cover. (The actual novel is four volumes long not including the epilogue at the end.) After finishing the miniseries in two days–yes, it is that kind of series/miniseries that you binge watch–I can safely say that it is highly engaging, will grasp your interest, and you will not want to stop watching until it’s done.

My rating: 5/5

Credits:

BBC One-YouTube

Psarips.com (image)

 

 

July Replay!

Happy Tuesday Novas! July has been a crazy month and we have soared right through everything! This post will recap our goals for the month of July, if we met those goals and what we anticipate and plan for August!

July Goals 

  • To finish reading The Kingmaker’s Daughter and write a review

  • To finish reading Outlining Your Novel and begin writing the story again!

  • To not get obsessed with Game of Thrones (ughhh that’s going to be tough)

  • To nail this presentation at work!

  • To buy 2 new video games

  • To review 1 game on the blog

  • To post at least 3 times a week

 

 

imageedit_1_3706275708Goal: I did finish The Kingmaker’s Daughter and write up a review for it! You can check out the post by clicking here!

Goal: I did not finish reading Outlining Your Novel, but, I did work on my story and complete an outline for it! The tips and information provided in Outlining Your Novel was very valuable and I intend to finish it this month!

Goal: I am obsessed with Game of Thrones! So much so that I am now writing weekly thoughts on the episode each Monday! You can check out the first post by clicking here!

imageedit_1_3706275708Goal: I did really well on the presentation that I was invited back to 2 more. Fingers cross that promotion I want is right around the corner!

Goal: I did not buy 2 new video games. I bought 1 called Portal Knights, but that was it. The review of Portal Knights will be coming in the future!

Goal: I did not review a game on the blog. I did provide my thoughts on Sonic Mania that will be releasing on August 15th. You can read those thoughts by clicking here.

imageedit_1_3706275708Goal: I was able to successfully post at least 3 times a week! I’m very happy about the consistency that I had for the month of July and I hope that I can continue this through August!

Now on to what we have accomplished in the month of July!

In an effort to keep consistent content on the blog, we have welcomed a new contributor to the site! Maria will be provided Netflix/ Show reviews weekly on the blog! You can read her first review of a show called Glitch, by clicking here!

July was the blog’s best month to date! We had 1318 Views, 615 Visitors and we published 40 total posts for the month! This is fantastic and I thank each and everyone who has read, commented, liked or interacted with the blog in any way. It will never cease to amaze me that people actually care about reading and writing and sharing my ideas with everyone has been a highlight of my day!  rush hour

Collaborated with a few bloggers on upcoming posts!

Entered creative writing posts!

To be honest, July went by in such a blur that I do not remember everything that was accomplished lol.

 

Goals for August 2017!

  • Finish reading and reviewing The King’s Curse Book
  • Buy and review at least 1 video game!
  • Stay consistent with at least 3 posts per week!
  • Host a “Lan Party” blogging party!
  • Start integrating more social and discussion posts
  • Look for another blogger to start contributing to the blog!
  • Host a contest for a guest blogger!

Thank you for staying on this journey with us! Since I’m back on social media, feel free to add us by following the links below! What are your goals for August? What have you accomplished in July? Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

Social Media:

Twitter – @xGamersUnitedx

Facebook Page & Group – Facebook.com/GamersUnitedGG/

Instagram – GamersUnitedGG

 

Credits:

Giphy.com

Spreadshirt.com

Playstation247.com

 

WWE 30 Challenge: Day 26-30

Happy Tuesday Novas! Thank you for staying with us through this 30 day challenge! This will be the final post in the WWE challenge so let’s get to it!

Favorite Wrestlemania

So my favorite Wrestlemania of all time is hands this this year’s Wrestlemania 33! It was held here in my home town of Orlando, Fl and I attending all events that weekend. How can I not love the Wrestlemania where my husband Seth Rollins returned!

Favorite Finisher

I loveddddd Seth Rollins  Curb Stomp back in the day. Now I really like Dirty Deeds by Dean Ambrose and the Coup De Gras by Finn Balor. The curb stomp was a cool looking finisher that reminded me of the curb stomp execution curb stomp  from my favorite game, Gears of War. Dirty deeds looks like a devastating finisher as you plummet your opponents head into the ground dean-ambrose-dirty-deeds-randy-orton-o  . The Coup De Gras is just amazing!!! finn balor

Favorite Debut/Return

This has to pertain to Wrestlemania 3 again! The Monday after RAW my other husband Finn Balor returned from Injury! The following night Shinsuke Nakamura debuted on Smackdown. I was at both events and the crowd went insane!!!! Being at a live event is an indescribable feeling that you cannot capture on film. The atmosphere is so energetic and infectious that it’s crazy.

Earliest Memory of WWE

Stone Cold and the Undertaker’s feud. I vaguely remember Stone Cold inadvertently saving Stephanie Mcmahon from the Undertaker.

Favorite Match Stipulation

Survivor Series! I love the traditional 5 of 5 elimination rules. Another great stipulation is the Elimination Chamber. There’s so many great moments and matches in the WWE that it’s hard to pick just 1.

Thank you for staying with us on this 30 day journey through WWE! What are your favorite finishers and Returns/Debuts? Let’s talk WWE!

-Luna

 

Credits:

Games And Grapples – YouTube

makeagif.com
gifsoup.com

Daily Prompt Lust: Explosive Love

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!

via Daily Prompt: Lust

So I Think I Had A Night Terror!

Happy Sunday Novas! Today’s post will be a discussion post about our dreams and what they may mean.

So I forceably woke myself up this morning. I knew it was a forced awakening because my body was completely numb and I couldn’t move for a few minutes. I imagine this is how it would fee if you were hit by something. As I lay there in my immobile state, I noticed that I wasn’t in the same position as when I fell asleep. Normally I lay horizontally on my bed from foot to head. When I woke up, I was sprawled diagonally across the width of the bed and my heart was racing. Between the paralyzation, rapid heart beats and positioning, I have concluded that… I Think I Had A Night Terror!

When I was young (oh how I miss my youth lol), I’ve always had bizarre dreams that either punched me out of the dreamworld or snatched at my hair when I woke to discover that I was under my bed. Due to my crazy past and struggles with sleeping, I am no stranger to having night terrors at all. One of my infamous, scary dreams growing up was Goldar (yes, from Power Rangers) jumping out of my closet trying to eat me. The reason this dream was so terrible was for 1 it occured all of the time (maybe had this dream 20-30 times… not even exaggerating) and I would always “Wake Up” in the dream, look at the closest and then he would jump out again. I never knew when I was really awake lol.

My concern and the reason to the blog post is Why? Why did I have a night terror? Why does anyone have night terrors? To try and understand this (and because I think it’s an interesting blog post discussion) you will probably want to know what the dream was about.

a-controller-amp-039-s-worst-nightmare_o_3107509

Here is what I can remember….

My boyfriend moved into a house with his friends, all female. They have been friends since childhood so of course there’s going to be a different bond, but I can still feel myself getting jealous and enraged at some of the things they would do. He then decided that it would be “funny” to tease me by pretending that he and his friends were making out in the bathroom. Understandably, I got upset and was about to leave. Of course it didn’t go down that way, I was heated and I pushed him into the tub while they all laughed. He ran after me and explained everything, blah blah blah. Im’ still upset hahaha. Someone’s entire family (mom, dad, sisters, uncles, a dog…) barged into the house wth food and stuff (I’m guessing a house warming party) and I decided to take my leave.

Here’s where it gets really interesting…

As I’m leaving, a group of islanders gathered around the bay window for the living room and stared into the house. I knew something was wrong so I dialed (frantically, like in a horror movie) 911. The leader of this group stopped me and asked me to participate in chants with them. I did so, with 911 on the line. Certainly, the operator will hear us and I would provide clues to our location so that she would know. She hung up! I wasa enraged again. But the leader had no knowledge of this and let me go. As I’m backing up I called the cops again and sped away… then I woke up.

So why was this dream a night terror? What was so bad about it that had me tossing and turning in my sleep? What are your thoughts? Have you had any crazy dreams that knocked you out of your normal sleep patterns? I would love to hear your thoughts and personal experiences! Let’s talk, dreams!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

memecenter.com

WWE 30 Day Challenge: Day 21-25

Happy Saturday  Novas! I hope your weekend is starting well! I’m a little late on this post because there has been so many posts going up this week. Anyway, here are days number 21-25 of the 30 day Blogging Challenge! The questions are becoming repetitiev as I ahve talked about some of my answers in previous posts. Because I don’t want to be repetitive I will make this post short.

Favorite Current Raw Female Wrestler

Alexa Bliss is probably my favorite Raw Women’s Superstar at the moment. Before Bliss, Sasha Banks was my favorite but now the tables have turned. Alexa Bliss plays an excellent heel and although her in ring work can use a bit of a boost, she is excited, rude and one of the best personalities on the roster for the women!

WWE Dream Match

– I don’t knowwwwwww lol

Fav Male Wrestler of All Time

– Stone Cold Steve Austin! He was the reason that I started watching WWE in the first place. Yes, everyone easily picks the Attitude Era as their favorite era of wrestling but that is also because back then, we (me in particular) were children and didn’t really comprehend that the matches were staged. Now as we are in the Reality Era, everyone wants to go back to the unpredictable, no way this is scripted era. Currently, we know I love Seth Rollins, but Stone Cold will always hold a place above the rest.

Favorite Female Wrestler of All Time

– I would have to say that right now, Lita would be my pick! She made it cool to be a slight tomboy wrestler. Lita was amazing and I looked up to her so much. She was hitting flips just like the Hardyz and here style was unmatched in my mind.

Lita

Favorite Feud of All Time

– I want to say Stone Cold vs Vince Mcmahon, but I actually loved the Rock vs Stone Cold! That was one of the more epic feuds at the time. I loved the John Cena and Seth Rollins feud as well. Rollins coming out adntheir banter was hilarious. Also, the Rollins and Cena double title match at Summerslam (I think) where my husband  won both titles (big ups to Jon Stewart lol) was one of my favorite matches.

Thank you for tuning in to today’s challenge post! What are your favorite moments in WWE? Let’s talk WWE!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

Jeff HighlightsHD – YouTube

WWE.com

 

Hulu Series Review: T@gged W/ Friends!

Happy Friday Novas! Thank you for reading this week’s Hulu Series Review! I have recently binge watched a series called T@gged on Hulu with my friend Emily and decided it’s a greta show to review,,, with her! This review will be a bit different as I will go over the show and also what Emily and I’s theories were each episode! We kept pausing the action to talk to each other about what’s happening and how everything could be linked, so I pulled out my notepad and jotted down our theories.

Plot: Tagged is an 8 episode mini-series that follows 3 teen girls; Rowan, Hailee and Elysia. The 3 girls are caught up in a plot of violence and mystery by a character with the username M0nk3ym4nn. The girls have to follow the clues to find our who this mystery person is and how far they are willing to go in this week of fear. What is the countdown timer for? Who is M0nk3ym4nn? How are all 3 girls from different backgrounds connected? That’s what you’re trying to figure out!

Our Process: During episode number 2, Emily and I paused the show and decided to give “Codenames” to the main characters in order to keep our connections together. **Please be advised, the names may be a little aggressive so I’ve rate this a PG13 review, also, mild spoilers with the codenames**. Rowan we gave the codename Ho, Hailee was Druggy and Elysia was Cutter. Obviously, these codenames referred to situations that were prevalent in the show. Whenever one of us had a suspicion we would talk it out and make a list of the suspects. By the end of episode 6, we had a solid feeling for who this monkeymann was.

There were a few times that Emily and I had to pause and grab our 21 year old friend to ask about certain trends or short messages that were being sent. Since the show focuses on modern youths and the use of scoial media to intimidate the characters, there were a few things that Emily and I were confused about. I personally think that’s a great touch, adding in emoji’s and shortcodes in the series.

Check out the trailer for the series below.

This is the part of the review where I will list my top reasons to “Play” or “Skip” this series on Hulu.

Play:

  • A dramatic mini series with plenty of teen drama (my guilty pleasure)
  • Short 22 minute episodes
  • A mystery to follow

Skip:

  • Get annoyed with teens making stupid decisions
  • Not into Pretty Little Liars (because you will not like this series)

Thank you for tunin in to this week’s series! Have you been binge watching anything new? Have you seen or heard of T@gged? Let’s talk series!

Have a great Friday!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

AwesomenessTV – YouTube