Owlivia Writes (a more official post)

Published July 29, 2015 by GenYMission

So the other night I was obviously bored at 1am and decided to string a bunch of words together about handwriting again.

The coherency of what I posted isn’t super important, but I’m sure most people didn’t read it to the end to see the only thing in the entire post that makes sense.

Here’s the gist;

I decided to start a thing. I was thinking it would be so cool just to get lots of handwritten notes. (That was the point of the other post, just so you know)

But, of course it would be totally insane for me to give the Internet my address.

So I thought it would be cool to exchange notes over the Internet, which is what typing is essentially.

Though, it would make it about 70% cooler if we gave each other handwritten notes over the Internet. So here’s the idea. 

Clearer instructions:

  • Handwrite a note
  • Take a picture, post it to your blog.
  • Tag “Owlivia Writes” in your tags (I’m following that tag)
  • I will put your note in a post and reply with another handwritten note.
  • You may ask me a question with the note, draw a picture, tell me something, give me a writing prompt, I don’t know, get creative… Just nothing inappropriate. This is a clean blog.
  • Have fun
  • P. S. I encourage you to start up your own handwriting tag or something 🙂
  • Side note: I may or may not decide that a talking owl doodle or another animal is the best way to reply to you. Like a comic.

As an additional challenge, handwrite a note to your readers.


Anyways. Thank you guys, I hope you decide to write me a note. 🙂

Owlivia Writes

Published July 23, 2015 by GenYMission

I haven’t abandoned you all I promise!

How are you guys? Is life going well? You can talk to me in the comments if you want!

I’m sorry I haven’t written anything in a while. I’ve been doing all the summer-y things and to be honest I haven’t been inspired to post anything in a while. The good news is I was now inspired in a way.

Snail mail.

Totally random topic. But let’s talk about it anyways.

Handwriting is so cool! I mean handwritten notes and letters are the greatest things ever!

Basically over the past couple of weeks I’ve acquired a few pen pals (which is super exciting) I love getting mail.

So I started searching for some different ideas of ways to send letters to pen pals. Unfortunately mail price goes up based on weight. The other unfortunately is I see so many cool ideas on the Internet but I know if I try most of them, it won’t turn out right.

No matter. I continue to look.

I think it would be a super romantic thing to write letters to your significant other.

It doesn’t even have to be letters. Just notes. I’m still in high school and it would be so awesome if boyfriend/girlfriend just passed notes back and forth through class. ( yes teachers, I know it’s against some rules! But seriously it would be so romantic)

Then again, I’ve never had a boyfriend… I also don’t remember ever passing notes in class… So maybe it’s not all that it seems. Sigh….

Okay. It’s late. Why do all of my posts happen late at night?

I should stop this…

Oh well… I have an idea!

Maybe we can start Internet note writing!  (Wait… Internet note writing probably already exists, but I mean handwriting.)

It’s gonna be a positive thing, we are starting a movement guys! I’ll start… We need a tag though…

Okay, I have to ideas. The first idea is to write a handwritten note to your readers. Here’s one for all of you!


That’s a challenge to all of you!

The next thing is completely optional.

Although I would really like it if you guys did it and advertised it and it caught on!


If you guys can make this catch on, I will be the happiest little owl in the night!

I’m serious, all you have to do is post a handwritten note, and I’ll post a handwritten note in reply. (I’ll reblog or comment on your post with reply) If I do more commenting, I might make a collage from time to time showing the notes that have been written and replied to.

Remember guys, that’s “Owlivia Writes”

You guys are awesome, thank you all for reading.

A blogging U post, on my title and tagline

Published July 7, 2015 by GenYMission

Hi readers!

So today, at blogging101, they are talking about creating good titles and taglines.

I chose the title Untainted and Odd for my blog because I’m weird, and not necessarily as tainted in the mind as other teenagers… looking back it’s a really weird title, and not exactly timeless… but I once suggested changing it and people said it looks good… so I guess it’s okay. I’ve had it for 6 months and now have like, 74 followers, so I guess it’s not going anywhere. (I pretty much just came up  with it in my inspired moment to start a blog, me and my mom were just thinking of adjectives and that was the first combination that was both available and flowed alright)

As for my tagline, it’s not really at the peak of my creativity (It’s currently ‘thoughts and stories of a high school senior)

So.. a freshened up tagline probably wouldn’t hurt anything, (So that might change guys… just so you know)

Another random thought that goes  along with these things we are talking about is- I’ve wanted to make a logo since I first started a blog. I have tried, but it didn’t really work

Like I tried a thing with a notebook to make a statement (I’m not sure what statement I was going for) It ended up looking rather tacky, especially in contrast with my whole ‘Strange Little Town’ theme (which I am keeping, because I really like it.)

So… I don’t know if I will ever actually have a logo… you know what might be cool for that though? SPACE! SPACE WOULD BE A COOL LOGO! (Just so we are clear, I am talking about the many wonders of outer space, like stars and galaxies or whatever, not just blank space… that would be kind of…boring)

I could make an owl face my logo (After all…I am OWLIVIA!)

It’s getting kind of late… I should stop typing… I hope I’m not going to regret this post in the morning.

Maybe my tagline could be a quote from Patrick Star “The inner mechanisms of my mind, are an enigma”~Patrick Star

Alright… that’s enough typing for tonight…I’m sure I’ll probably somewhat regret this in the morning.

By the way, I never proofread any of these posts, because if I did I would never publish anything… I’m too self-conscious in that way… Maybe that should be my tagline.

Yeah… goodnight readership… You’re all super cool human beingssssszzzzzzz

Back to Blogging U!

Published July 5, 2015 by GenYMission

Hello my beautiful readership!

I’ve been a part of the blogosphere for [approximately] 6 months now! (Woohoo!)

Anyways, I’m doing the blogging U thing again (Blogging 101! it’s so exciting)

Mostly I’m doing it to connect with more bloggers because that’s exciting, but I’ll probably do most of the assignments too.

Like, todays assignment is give an introduction. Tell the blogosphere who you are, and why you are blogging pretty much.

I’ve done a few posts like that before, but to recap for those of you who are new here:

  • I’m a teenage blogger. A 16 (nearly 17) year old high school senior. I blog to be heard, to express myself.
  • I blog because it helps me connect with people. I have made a few friends through blogging
  • I blog about my thoughts on life I guess… whatever I feel like posting. Sometimes my brain may be functioning in a somewhat incoherent manner, so I’ll type out all of the things running through my mind and publish that! (That, my friends, is called a brain dump)
  • Sometimes I post some doodles and such up here… depends on my mood… occasionally I might post a journal post, I’ve gotten some good feedback from those (More accurately they are ‘notebook posts’)
  • I post about interesting things that I do, or things that happen to me.

Basically, I write what I want with my own voice.

Originally, I thought I would use this more as a ranting type of blog, as I’m in high school, and things are buggy sometimes, but it didn’t really work out that way. I guess because sometimes I over think things and have a negative attitude, I’m not a genuinely negative person.

I’d like to think most of my posts give more of a positive vibe (Although, I guess It’s harder for me to tell, as I’m the author)

Just as a quick little update on real time-what’s happening right now, my dog has been traumatized by fireworks from last night (The noise freaked her out) and she has been pacing between my room, my closet, my moms room, and the hallway. Occasionally she will lay down or whine at something. Currently she seems to be passed out in the hallway.

Also, I have play-doh beside me (just because, okay!) and I am going back and forth between typing and taking out some play doh to squish it and smell it… I like the smell of it…

Alright, that’s basically it for this post. Thank you guys for reading!!!! You are all awesome! 🙂

Hooray my friend entered the blogging world!

Published July 1, 2015 by GenYMission

Hello readers, lovely day we are having, right?

Anyways, I just wanted to tell you guys that I lured my friend into the world of blogging and she’s officially a blogger now, She is the Bibliophilic Elephant!

Check out her blog, follow her! Encourage the new blogger!

I helped her come up with that Url by the way! 🙂

Remember when you guys were new bloggers and you needed encouragement? (I know the feeling, I’m still a new blogger, I’ve only been at this for 6 months, by the way, did you guys know that most blogs are abandoned after 120 days?)

Anyways-to Bibliophilic Elephant- I can’t wait to see where your new blogging adventure takes you, just keep writing!!!

Thank you guys for reading!!!

Warriors Thru Prayer-an introduction

Published June 30, 2015 by GenYMission

So… in case you missed the 40 comment long conversation I had with Daleenc on my last post, it led to this website, you are going to have to read the intro post. It’s going to be a big prayer thing!!!
Anyways, this is exciting

Warriors Thru Prayer

Sometimes God works in mysterious ways. You have probably heard that before and you might be nodding in agreement, or thinking that that is the cheesiest thing ever. Whatever your stand is, this is our story. This is how we got started, and we have no doubt that this was an act of God!

This blog was started by two teenage bloggers. Myself, being Owlivia, and another teen blogger by the username of Daleenc.

It all started when I posted a blog update, it was just a brain dump sort of update, and had no real direction. I actually had no idea why I wanted to publish that post, but I did.

In the post contained this paragraph:

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(Sorry if it’s blurry) The point is I typed in this line, with no real thought as I didn’t actually think I would make a difference right then, and I actually thought…

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I need to just write…

Published June 30, 2015 by GenYMission

Hello all of you awesome readers.

Now that summer is here and stuff I have had an unfortunate case of writers block.

Sure at the beginning of the summer, I was excited and overflowing with the things I was going to write on here.

Then I went on a missions trip, and when I came back I just had no idea where to start writing (I still have 2 awards that I need to complete but I’ll probably wait for blogging U to start before I fill those out, those are just hard to do when you aren’t feeling it.)

I want to spill out my entire soul writing about the missions trip that I went on too, but sometimes it is just really hard to write with emotion, I guess because sometimes words cannot describe everything. (Do you guys get it?)

I signed up for the blogging U courses in July, not really to do the challenges (Although I mighty them) as much as to meet more bloggers.

I learned to shuffle cards this week, with the whole riffle shuffle or however that goes with the bridge finish. (I learned, but my technique really needs a lot of work) This is relative to the big picture of things because maybe I will learn to do card tricks and then use card tricks to get peoples attention and then tell them something really important… Like advertising.

This post has no real direction in case you were wondering it is just a random conglomeration of thoughts… which makes me feel like people with important blogs and that can write well will judge me, but that’s okay, I moderate these comments.

So, do any of you ever feel like you have a bunch of ideas that could go places, but people don’t recognize that. I feel like that sometimes. A lot actually. It would be cool to have someone who just helps me grow my ideas. Like, I could tell them how I’d like to just go up and pray with random people, but that thought is intimidating and they would say “Well we could do it together” and it would be okay and we would just think together of ways we could show God’s love because I think that’s cool, except I live in what I suppose would be an introverted town and things like that aren’t cool here. *sigh*

That really makes my heart sad, because I want to be God’s servant, but I’m not sure what to do about it… but that is another post entirely…

To head in yet another direction with this post, I have done a few more things from that awesome summer bucket list I made a while back, and I need to post about those things too.

Alright, I think I’ve moved your brain in enough directions already to those of you who are still reading. Thank you for letting me dump out my brain here. (welcome to the inner workings of my brain, by the way) If we were to have a real life conversation, this is how it would most likely go.

Thank you for reading my brain all of you awesome readers.

P.S. This post was weird, I’m sure of it, but there is no way that I’m reading it because I have to post this…just because!

The Beautiful Blogger Award

Published June 27, 2015 by GenYMission

Hello all of you readers of this blog!

Today, I was going to post something about the missions trip that I just went on because it was awesome and I learned so much!!!

But then, I got nominated for 3 DIFFERENT BLOGGING AWARDS the week I was gone!

(WHAT, seriously! You guys are awesome!!! 🙂 )

So, I will post that thing about the missions trip later, and get caught up on this first!

I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger award by gxxdbye Agony!

Thanks so much for that!!!

So anyways, here are the rules!

  1. Thank The blogger who nominated you.
  2. List 7 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate seven bloggers.

So for the 7 facts now:

1.  I am weirdly obsessed with things that glow. This includes glowsticks, fireflies and glow-in-the-dark stars. I mean my eyes will just stare at such things and they make me really happy. This also applies to anything that is illuminated, like stars and lava lamps and any such items.

2. I am REALLY excited to see the movie Inside Out! (Hopefully I can do that Friday!

3. I used to have bunch of really irrational fears like fire, and drains and public restrooms. Now they are less irrational, like now I’m afraid of the ice machine noises I hear in the middle of the night actually being serial killers that snuck in somehow that will go from room to room murdering us.

4. I love handwritten notes and letters.

5. I have never been out of the country.

6. My favorite animals are foxes, owls and turtles.

7. I have a really hard time coming up with facts about myself when I need them…

Okay, now time for the nominations!

1. Daleenc

2.lincahceria5

3.Hideaway Girl

4.Sherina Harris

5.celestestranburk

6.Sweet Aroma

7.Susieshy45

Well I guess that was it… (By the way, I was a slacker this past week and it only took me about one week to finish this post)

Interview with Daleenc from “Thoughts from a Christian Cowgirl”

Published June 21, 2015 by daleenc

Hello my lovely Readership, it’s me, Owlivia! Actually, this post will consist of both me and another blogger. You may or may not know her, she comes from Thoughts from a Christian Cowgirl, she is Daleenc

You see, the two of us met over word press when she found a random post of mine (I forget which one that was) and she suggested we guest post on each others blogs. So, long story short, this interview is an intro for Daleenc on untainted and Odd. Be sure to check out her blog! For this post, my questions will be bolded, and her answers will be unbolded.

1. What inspired you to start a blog?

I wanted to connect to the world and share my life with more people. A blog seemed to be the easiest way to do it. And plus, my best friend was doing it. What better reason is there than that? 🙂

2. What is the story behind your username?

Well, sorry to disappoint you all, but there’s no story. Nothing. Nada. Nope.

3. What is your very best memory?

Umm… The day grandpa and I brought Coaly Grey back from J.W’s. It was three hours down there filled with hopeful anticipation and three hours back with excited dreaming and the amazing realization one of my biggest and longest dreams.

4. If you had a theme party, what would the theme be and what kinds of things would you have there?

Dude. Umm. Well. I’ve never had a theme party and I’ve never been to one. Have I mentioned that I’m terrible at planning? I guess I would have it to be a theme about…umm….Compassion International and maybe it’d see if I could get a Compassion guest speaker but then again I’m not sure that if have enough friends for them  to bother…. I sponsor two children through Compassion and love it. 🙂

5. What had been your greatest success?

Oh my. Greatest success? I really don’t know. I’m very goal oriented. I love the success when it happens but after that, it’s hard for me to remember. So enie meanie minie moe…..I’ll say when I finished my book, Out of the Shadows. I didn’t stop grinning for days.

6. Do you want to change the world? If so, how?

Yes! Yes!! Yes, yes, yes, YES!!!!!!!!!!! How? By donating money to Compassion, by voting right (when I finally turn eighteen), by fostering kids, by adopting, by being a friend, by smiling.

7. Do you think it’s still good even if you only change the world of one person?

I think that depends…a lot. Do I change one person’s world and then quit because ‘I’ve fulfilled my destiny’? No. That’s not good. Not at all.  But do I try to help more? Try to help more people? But for some reason I only change one? Sure. That’s fine. Perfectly.

8. What’s your favorite thing to learn about?

Weird and wacky facts. 🙂 Or  whatever I’ve just got a sudden wacky obsession about. 🙂 Like right now, I’m stuck on learning about Alexander the Great’s battle tactics (which I keep saying because I am, I just haven’t made it to the library yet to actually get any books…) and World War 2 woman heroes. Noor Inyat Khan and such. 🙂

9. What are the names of a few of your favorite toys as a kid?

Probably my most prized possession that I had (and still have…somewhere) was my Build-A-Bear named Carly after one of my cousins/Aunts/something like that who had breast cancer (she survived). I dressed Carly up as a, yup, cowgirl. And then there is my Pinto horse and cowboy from Schleich. The horse is Oklahoma, cuz I thought that would be just an awesome name for a horse. He was the start of my model horse collection.

10.  What are the names of some of the toys you have now..(I know you have a few)

I already named them!!! 😀 Carly and Oklahoma.

11. What is your favorite fairy tale?

I’m not really into fairy tales…but I’d have to say Arabian Nights. 🙂 Because I can’t pick just one. So Arabian Nights.

12.  What is your favorite story that is not a fairy tale?

Oh shoot. Robin Hood for starts. Is that a fairy tale? I don’t know. Call of the Wild and White Fang. Little House on the Prairie. Home Before Morning and I Met God in Soviet Russia are pretty good too. I also like The Histories by Herodotus and Women Heroes of World War 1 and Women Heroes of World War 2 by Kathryn J. Atwood. I like 39 Clues (I know, I know, a kid book), and Hunger Games, but Divergent had too much romance in it for me. I’m not a romance person. The Black Stallion is awesome, and I love Buck. It’s about this boy and his sheep…and it’s pretty cool. Ben-Hur and The Bronze Bow. The Taming of Cheetah. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. The Walk Across America. I could go on naming books for ever. 🙂

I.Will. Never. Have. One. Favorite. 😉

13. What are your favorite words?

Dude. Seriously? JK!!!! (I have a really bad habit of teasing my friends over iMessages.) To make a short story longer. Who, me?

14. Do you like Disney? What is your favorite Disney movie? (This is obviously an important question)

I’m not the biggest fan of Disney, no. But now that they’ve bought Star Wars….well, I’m just hoping that they don’t mess up this new one and  that it will actually be good. And that it won’t be full of junk I don’t want to see and my fingers are crossed. All my fingers are crossed. Tightly.

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15. How did you meet your best friend?

I actually have several BFs. I’m seriously, seriously thinking about trying to change from BF to VSF (Very Special Friend). Not that BF is bad, but I have several people that I am very close to and BF sounds like it’s only one…

So I’ll tell you about all three of them (if you don’t mind) because they’re all the best people you could ever meet.

So for my first VSF, L.:

This is complicated. Really complicated. Like it was a miracle and we were destined by God to be friends.

So. My mom’s sister met my VSF’s mom’s sister. Mom’s sister introduced Mom to C. and then C. introduced Mom to C.’s mom. C.’s mom, A., then introduced Mom to my VSF’s mom, K. A. then started tell me (I was like three or four) about K.’s daughter, L., who was my age. But L. lived in Spain, where her parents where missionaries. So we exchanged letters. 🙂 I still have one. And finally, they moved back and we just hit it off together. We have opposite personalities and even out each other’s ruff edges perfectly. I’m trying to remember a time when I didn’t know her and she’s two months older than I am…So yeah. That’s how I met L.

Then there is P. Well, her real name is A., but she’s been called P. for as long as I can remember. P. came over with her dad one day to deliver wood. She’s five years older than me, so I don’t remember this at all, but according to her, we started playing doctor. I was the doctor and she was the patient…and yeah. But Grandpa kept having her over to help us on the farm in exchange for riding lessons and I would go riding with her. Before you knew it, she had her own horses and I was going over there. She has a job and is busy a lot, but we’re always talking together via iMessages. We’ve been VSF’s for as long as I can remember.

And then there’s J. Just because she’s last doesn’t mean a thing. I’ve actually known her less than any other VSFs but we hang out the most together. Mostly because she’s five minutes away from my house horseback (which is why I don’t get to see L. that much) and she doesn’t work (unlike P.) and so we can call up and say, ‘I’m going riding in 30 mins, you wanna come?’ And she’ll say ‘yup’ and we’ll go spend the afternoon together on our horses. But I met her through her older sister, P. One day, P. came over to ride and brought J. We just hit it off and continued to be VSF’s for forever. 🙂 J. is just one year older than me, so actually, I’m the youngest of all of my friends. But that doesn’t matter.

So now you all now everything about me!!! Thanks to you, Owlivia, for giving me this opportunity!!! I really appreciate it!!