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A post that I wrote in 2015 That I’m publishing 2 years later

Published April 2, 2017 by NoctuaKnight

Hello Readers!

This post has been sitting in my draft file for 2 years, and I have no idea why I didn’t publish it. It’s a full post, so like… oh well… anyway, anything not bolded is what I said then, and bold voice is me interjecting two years later.

So… blogging is a learning experience. I have learned not to promise blog posts when I have a bunch of serious assignments due. So I think I’m just not going to promise posts for a pretty long time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, I feel bad for not updating in a while. I’ve been working on my senior research project (which I did on how Asperger’s syndrome affects ability to communicate which was really interesting!)

How often have I said my blog posts need a point? pretty much every time I make a post.

Although as you can see from a couple of posts on here (like 2, literally) I have tried constructing what one would assume to be a “real blog post” before and I hated it because it felt so fake!

I’m never going to get the traffic for a real domain writing in the scatterbrained way that I do… oh well.. it’s pretty much torture trying to write in any other unnatural way.

This is funny, because posting in this unnatural way is why I cannot post in a different voice. I’ve tried several times, which I mentioned in my hiatus post. It didn’t go well.

Did I just say I was looking into a real domain? Yes I did, but not for a long time, as I’ve still got a lot to learn about blogging (Like everything) but looking at the plugins and things available through wordpress.org just gets me excited. Someday I might go in that direction (I will not be using the domain Untainted and Odd in any way shape or form if and when I do so jokes on you if you think about buying this domain before me ๐Ÿ™‚ )

I still think it would be cool to have a real domain. No idea what I’d do with it, probably blog or something, but right now I’m not really sure how well that would go.

I am currently on the last week of my first semester of my last year of high school (translation: I’m halfway through my senior year!)

I’m 3/4th’s done with my freshman year of college!

Someday I should actually find some real content to post about instead of just balling all of my thoughts together and posting them as I do… That is not a promise… just a thought ๐Ÿ™‚

My brain is still less put together than any post I’ve ever written, in case you were all wondering.

That will come someday… maybe…ย Probably not though TBH

Anyhow, I guess I should say, thank you for reading my lovely readership!
-NoctuaKnight

I think in order to start using this blog again I need to make a couple of changes to my site.ย 

 

A Book Series

Published September 21, 2015 by NoctuaKnight

hello my readership. 

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. 

So actually, I’m up at 3am and can’t sleep I assume because I’m thinking too much. 

A lot of things have been going on lately (not bad things really, mostly good!)

So, one of those things is I got an acceptance letter from my first choice college! (And my happiness is very high)

Which isn’t actually the main point of this post. 

I need to ask you guys some questions. 

I was thinking about writing a book. Technically it would be a book series starring 5 of my original characters I have made. 

They would be non fiction books about neat topics.  (For example, I really want to do the Fibonacci sequence. ) 

So my first question is: would you guys be interested in buying something like that? Most funds will go towards my tuition/other college fees.  I don’t know what the price would be on one book yet. I’ll keep you updated. 

My second question: if you could learn about any one thing in the world, what would it be?

Thank you guys so much for your feedback. 

P.S. Even if you hate the idea, I’m probably going to try and go through with it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Owlivia Writes (a more official post)

Published July 29, 2015 by NoctuaKnight

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.ย 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Owlivia Writes

Published July 23, 2015 by NoctuaKnight

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! ย (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.

Writing Challenge! (Oh, freestyle Writing!)

Published June 10, 2015 by NoctuaKnight

Thank you Celestestranburkย For nominating me for this Challenge!!!

It was fun, I wrote almost entirely dialog!

Rules:ย 

1. Open a blank Document
2. Set a stop watch or your mobile phone timer to 5 or 10 minutes, whichever challenge you prefer.
3. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH YOUR TIMER!!!
4. Once you start writing do not stop until the alarm sounds!
5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spelling and grammar using spell check (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write with correct spelling and grammar.)
6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation or capitals.
7. At the end of your post write down โ€˜No. of words = ____โ€ to give an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nomination (at least five (5) bloggers).

“Hello” I said as I answered my cell phone.

“Yes,” Said a nervous voice on the other end “I mean Hi…Hey…Whats up?”

It was my friend, Anthony. I had no idea why he was calling me at 10:00 at night!

“Wait” He said with a moments realization “This actually went through?”

“Yeah” I said smirking “What did you think would happen when you pressed the call button?”

“Well I don’t know, I didn’t know I actually pressed it for your information” He laughed nervously

“Well what were you doing then?” I interrogated.

“I was… Practicing!” He stammered.

“Practicing for what!” I pressed.

“For.. umm…asking you something…I wanted to do it right… so if you make me do it now… and I mess up, I haven’t had enough practice”

I rolled my eyes in a playful way, not that he could see. “Go on” I encouraged “I understand if you aren’t well enough practiced, but you may as well get it over with!”

He sighed dramatically, as if in defeat “Okay” He said in a slightly strained voice “Just do it” I heard him mutter to himself.

“Will you…” He began “Perhaps… go on a…” He gasped and coughed. Ever so dramatic Anthony. “DATE WITH ME”

No. of words: 208

Nominations:

Daleenc

Hideaway girl

Sly Campbell

Seth Campbell

Nates Novel

Word: Pigtails

Alright guys, thanks for reading!!! Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Story writing

Published June 7, 2015 by NoctuaKnight

So, the other day I was texting with my sister, and we were bored so decided to play the take turns writing ย sentences to tell a story game. (Some of them ended up a couple of sentences, and a couple of them half sentences.)

I asked her if I could post the results on here, and she said yes. It got a little bit… interesting shall we say?

So here, I give you, The story of the rabbit dragon king!

Sister: Once upon a time,

Me: There was a world just like ours today, in fact, it was today!

Sister: Mr Fluffybunnykins was in the meadows of Macadamia.

Me: He was sure it was just another day, but alas, something was going to happen.

Sister: The dragon of Grand Central Macadamia was just awakening!

Me: Mr. Fluffy Bunny Guy was just nibbling at the macadamia fields, as the dragon spread his large wings and coughed a puff of flames.

Sister: It burnt his fluffy tail off!

Me: The rabbit was mortified, as tailless bunnies were often shunned in his community, so he knew he had to do something about it!

Sister: He got a false tail!

Me: So, he could function for a short while, but after a while he noticed other animals with fake tails too.

Sister: He was happy once again!

Me: BUT HE FORMS A GROUP WHO ALSO HAS GRUDGES AGAINST THE DRAGON AND WANTS TO SEEK VENGEANCE UPON HIS FIERY SOUL!!!

Sister: He and everyone with a false tail charged up the mountain AND…

Me: The dragon saw them coming and started crying.

Sister: They stopped to ask questions.

Me: “I’m sorry!” He exclaimed “I just have seasonal allergies!” *Sniff*

Sister:He sneezed and almost killed people.

Me: “OKAY FINE! I’ll see a doctor”

Sister: NO, WE WILL BRING THE DOCTOR TO YOU!” Said Mr. False tail.

Me: None of them knew any doctors so they all jumped on the dragon, which really only tickle him as he had a bunch of rabbits and squirrels and field mice were skittering across his scales.

Sister: The dragon laughed so hard he cried.

Me: He sneezed and produced a giant flame.

Sister: Killing half of the village.

Me: He felt so bad he started sobbing.ย 

Sister:They had to spear the dragon in the side, unleashing 1,000 gallons of blood and skinned him like a buck.

Me: Mr. Fluffy bunny tail took the dragons tail spikes and made them into a crown, and used a piece of his leathery skin as a cape.

Sister: He was king of the dragons.

Me: The end!

Obviously the story took an unexpectedly violent turn. But, I guess the animals wanted to stop the fiery injustice that was overtaking the village…

I really don’t know what happened, one minute my sister wants the story to end in a happy go lucky way, and I try and make it a bit more interesting and suddenly she decides “DRAGON DEATH!!! KILL THE DRAGON!!! UNLEASH ALL THE BLOOD!!! VIOLENCE!!!!

(I love you, sister)

Anyways, that’s the end! I hope you enjoyed it…

Thank you, sister, for the story writing and letting me post this! You are super!

and thank you readers for reading! You’re awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

Root beer floats

Published June 2, 2015 by NoctuaKnight

Wow! 50 followers! I know some of you have more than that, but this is a great milestone for me! So, as promised, here is a short story written by me.

Street corner coffee shops suck. I suppose they are nice when you are an inspired author sipping a latte, or a teen chatting with friends over some mochachinos, but when your a 20 something who flunked out of college because your major was too ambitious, and your only option was a job at the busiest coffee shop in New York, than they suck.

I sighed in exhaustion as I collapsed into the bar stool. Today had been a particularly exhausting day. I really needed something stronger than coffee.

“One root beer float, extra ice cream” I said to the waiter.

Happy swirls ice cream bar was my ultimate place of relief.

As I waited for my float, a man with the hazel-eat eyes and the most medium brown hair walked into the shop.

He came into the coffee shop sometimes. I always noticed when he was there.

He walked up to the counter and sat a few stools down from me. “One root beer float, extra root beer” he said to the man.

He liked root beer floats too? This was too perfect!

I was staring at him, he looked up at me. I panicked and looked down.

The waiter sat my float in front of me.

Hazel eyes looked up and said “you like root beer floats too huh?”

“Yeah, with extra ice cream” and grinned

Well, that’s really not too great. A little cheesy.

I have a few big story ideas, I just have trouble getting them on paper (also I HATE naming the characters, that is the WORST part for me)

Anyways, thank you guys so much for following me. I’m going to try and bring back story time Saturday, this time with more fiction.

You guys are all awesome and beautiful and wonderful!!! 

Until next time, my dear readership ๐Ÿ˜‰