Saturday, February 28, 2015

Queen Academy Season 1, Episode 1

Heya peeps! It is June with some news that is good... and bad. Yes, yes I know, I rarely ever have bad news to bring you but this will also be happy news that will replace the horrible, no good, very bad news. Lets get started! I know that you probably glanced up at the title and saw "Queen Academy." Well, that's what I am wanting to talk about. The Runaway Princesses will be replaced with Queen Academy. At first, I wasn't sure if I was going to go through with Queen Academy, but now it is official. The reason why I am getting rid of Runaway Princesses is because I haven't been really impressed with it lately. I have many reasons why I am doing this like: you guys will like the context of this story better (this is mostly my fault for bringing you a photoseries that you may not be interested in), and this will be a lot more interesting than the princess idea, etc. So, there is the horrible, no good, very bad news :( But no fear June is here to save the day! Well, here is the first episode. I hope you like it.

Queen Academy Season 1, Episode 1

My name is Margaret.
My story is simple; I come from a small family of 4. My sister Mia, my mom, dad, and I. We are considered an "unlucky" family by the governments standards. Here, unlucky is just another word for poor....but that is what mother told me, for all I know it could mean something completely different.
It was Friday afternoon Mia and I were silently sitting in a bare field near our house. In a couple minutes we will head for the bus that will take us out of our home town, and to our great-great-great grandmother's school for girls. 
 I broke the silence,"We should probably leave soon, the bus will arrive in about 25 minutes." I didn't want to leave, but I had no choice, once you receive the letter you are obligated to respond in less than 24 hours. Of course my mom responded without asking Mia or I if we wanted to go or not. She had been waiting for that letter for years. 
 "25 minutes!?" My sister Mia exclaimed, "No, I don't want to go. I am not going to leave everything behind to go to some fancy rich kid school, I'd rather be here with mum and papa." I had never heard her speak like that before, this seemed to be effecting her more than me.
I had no response to that, I agree with her fully, but I still don't know what to say. 
 "Don't be upset Mia, we'll be able to write to them, and travel back for the holidays." I tried to sound sympathetic, but I have never been that affectionate.
 Mia ran to me and cried. I heard the muffled words of,"do you even care? Won't you miss them too?" I will miss them and that is my biggest problem with going to this school. I just don't want to show weakness to her or the academy......
 She sniffled,"I-I am sorry. I shouldn't be that immature. You're right we should go or we'll be late."

 She turned around and started walking towards the bus station. Our luggage was sent to the academy 3 days ago so it should be in our dormitories when we arrive. On the way I notice Mia was whispering to herself, I am guessing that she was saying goodbye to our town. 
 I followed her to the station. And I childishly said goodbye to our old tree, our town's large river, random trees that I'll probably never care about again, and of course our special spot; the field.
Thought? Opinions?

Just for kicks and giggles I added a bonus picture!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Long Time No See+New Personality+A Few Photos

Hey guys, it's Ginny. First, it's been a long time since we've posted, and we know that. I'm not a huge fan of "Sorry" posts, so I'll keep it short. We've had tons of schoolwork, and have just not had time to read blogs or blog ourselves. So, in short, sorry for the absence, but we're back!

Second, I've been neglecting Caroline a lot. I know she's just a mini doll, but she is a fundamental part of our doll family. I feel bad for not doing anything with her, so for a while, I tossed around the idea of just removing her from the family completely and making her a doll for the girls. However, I feel like she is too important, and she fits in well with the family. So, for that reason, I have decided to completely revise her personality. She will remain the same age, and retain the same name, but I'm going to change her hobbies and personality because I feel that she has almost become pessimistic, which was never my intention for her personality. I know you all don't know much about Caroline, but I've done my best to explain her. It's hard without having her post though, so I may have her start a series or something so she's more included. This is her current personality:

B-Day: December 25 (Age 13)
Nicknames: None I can think of
Hobbies: Reading and dancing
Personality: Caroline began very shy, and has remained that way just less so. She is a good listener and likes to help out her sisters when they are having a rough time. She is generous, but can also be somewhat feisty (apparently Julie has rubbed off on her!)

I need your ideas I suppose for her personality. I can't really think of anything I want to add, so if you have suggestions, I would greatly appreciate hearing them!! I am also going to add a bit to each of the other girls' profiles so that you can learn more about them, because I know you don't know much about any of the girls.

Third, I know this post is probably rather dull, so I thought I would include a few photos that I took in Arizona a few weeks ago. I've never actually been to Arizona, and neither has June, (we've driven through there, but that's a bit different) so it was really fun to be able to see so many new things. (Mainly the plants such as the cacti; I was really excited to see a saguaro cactus for the first time.) 

 These pineapple palms really intrigued me, so I took lots of photos of them. :) There were four of them in our grandparents' yard, so I was able to get plenty of photos. 
 YES!!! I MANAGED TO CAPTURE MORE BOKEH!! By the way Mint, thank you for the tips on taking photos with bokeh; it really helped me here. :D

 I took Caroline with me, so I took a few photos of her as well. 

 Flamingos are my all time favorite animal, and I haven't seen one in several years, so it was really cool to be able to see them again at the Phoenix Zoo. 

We went to this really neat place called Fountain Hills. There they have a fountain that shoots up 300 feet in the air every hour on the hour. I didn't get a picture of the fountain unfortunately, but I was able to get a couple pictures of the statues there. They had about five statues of the presidents, and I liked Abraham Lincoln's the best. 

I hope you all enjoyed the pictures!!