Spirit Animals

When I found out that this weeks Student Blogging Challenge post is supposed to be about anything related to animals my literal response was, “Wait. What? I can’t even decide on what my favorite animal is!” Luckily for me, after sitting at the computer desk for 10 minutes I came up with writing this post about spirit animals.

This is what the Urban Dictionary says about spirit animals:

In pagan religions and systems, a spirit animal or totem is meant to be a representation of the traits and skills that you are supposed to learn or have. Online, saying something or someone is your spirit animal is a statement that said person or thing is a representation of you or what you want to be.

For example, if you are someone who quick thinking your spirit animal might be a fox. I know, I know, foxes general associated with being sly (“sly as a fox”) or something to do with tricking people, but as spirit animal a fox is not supposedly bad. If you want to learn more about the fox spirit animal click here.

Now what about your own spirit animal? If you want to take the quiz click here to take it. I got a wolf, which according to that same website means that I have (and I do quote) “sharp intelligence, deep connection with instincts, trust or lack thereof in someone or in yourself” I do partly agree with this because I do sometimes lack in trusting people especially when it comes to trusting people to do projects correctly or neatly. I guess you can say that I’m just a little bit OCD while organizing or doing stuff correctly. Not to mention that I have a very small group of close friends (compared to some people) and I trust all of them except when it comes to projects. The other two qualities listed for a wolf are somewhat wrong and right, although I do feel like they do describe some aspects of me.

If you want to learn more about yourself and your spirit animal then I would definitely try taking the quiz linked in the above paragraph. Knowing more about yourself can come in handy!

 

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Chris Davey via Compfight

 

If you took the quiz, then what animal did you get?

My Trip

So this is week 8 of the Student Blogging Challenge, and I guess this time I’m planning a trip to a few different countries. Three of the countries that I would visit are the UK, Japan, and New Zealand. Of course, I am assuming that I’d already know Japanese by the time that I’m 18 (when I would be leaving on my trip). In total, (according to my parents) the cost would be about $10,000. I would be going during the summer so I would pack a mix of long sleeve and short sleeve shirts just in case of weather changes.

Time

According to this time calculator (on a plane) it should take about 9 hours to get from the USA to the UK, and then 12 hours from the UK to Japan, and from Japan to New Zealand it’s about 12 hours– not to mention the time to get back to the USA which would be about 16 hours. In total I would be flying on a plane for about 49 hours, which is about 2 whole days. I would also be staying at each country for a week or so, depending on what is most convenient. Instead of calling my friends and family back in the USA I would email or text them, this would wipe out the time zone problem.

Visiting

While in the UK I would visit London and go visit some of the Sherlock and Doctor Who filming locations and take some tours there. I might also go to a comic con if there’s one going on at the time that I’m there. In Japan I might wander around and go on a few tours, and in New Zealand I would visit some of The Hobbit filming areas, including Hobbiton in Matamata.

 

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I would love to go on a trip like this– it would be so much fun! After I get back home I would probably start planning my next trip around the world.

Count Out Three!

Hey people! This post is for week 7 of the student blogging challenge; I chose to play the “Count Out Three” game.

   My Comment on Dia’s Blog:

Hi Dia! I love books and for a year or so the Harry Potter series was at the top of my list of favorites. Although, if I had to choose one person to sit at a table with and talk about books, I would choose John Flanagan. He is not exactly a “celebrity”, but he is the writer of both the Ranger’s Apprentice series and the Brotherband Chronicles (I totally recommend both series if you haven’t read them).

Visit my blog at: http://bit.ly/1JRtklz

Dia’s blog post caught my eye because she says that if she where to talk about a book to a celebrity it would be Emma Watson and talking about the Harry Potter series. As you can tell from my comment, Harry Potter was my favorite series, but then I found the Ranger’s Apprentice series and that stole the position on the top of my list. Don’t get me wrong, I still think Harry Potter is awesome.

     My comment on Conner’s Blog:

Hi Conner! My family would also be at the top of my list, and friends as a close second. I would also put fandoms (not sure if you know what those are) as third and (of course) chocolate/ candy as forth. Gotta have chocolate. *insert smiley face here*

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Conner was writing about his favorite thing is: his family. Family is very important, they are almost always there for you and will help you through hard times if given the chance.

     My comment on Colby’s Blog:

Hi Colby! That puzzle is really awesome– I solved it in 6 minutes and 18 seconds. I started off really well, but the background slowed me down because it’s almost the same color, not to mention that on this puzzle I started from the middle and didn’t try to put the background pieces together until the very end.

Visit my blog at: http://bit.ly/1JRtklz

 Colby posted an awesome Five Nights at Freddy’s puzzle. Puzzles aren’t really my thing, but solving one every once in a while is fun– especially when it’s Five Nights at Freddy’s!

Don’t forget to visit their blogs and check out there posts!

 

Since Christmas 2014…

Activity 1 was the FreeRice.Com sign up, and I’ve already done that, so here is Activity 2: writing about celebrations I have taken part in since Christmas 2014!

Some of the events I have taken part in (actually participating, other than a day off from school)  since Christmas 2014 are:

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Jeff Krause via Compfight

New years Eve- This celebrated the beginning of the new year (2015). During New Year’s I was at my Uncle’s house hanging out with relatives until around 10:00 pm. My family then went to my grandma’s house to watch the New York ball drop thing that airs every year on that day. After that I stayed up a bit past 12:00 pm and texted all my friends “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!” To which only a few of them actually responded.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year

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Chickpea. via Compfight

Ash Wednesday- Where us Christians give up something (candy, electronics, something that you have or use that is bad for you or something you think you should stop doing) for 46 days (until Easter). I had said that I would eat LESS snacks between meals which I believe that I have done a good job with.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday

Shamrocks and Ferns

Tara Severns via Compfight

St. Patrick’s Day- This celebrates St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. To celebrate I went out of my way to wear green so that no one would pinch me. 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day

Since there aren’t very many holidays after Christmas 2014 until now I don’t exactly have a lot to write about, but the ones I just listed are the more memorable ones; excluding most of the holidays when we had a day off between Christmas and now because I didn’t exactly “celebrate” those. Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

SuperWhoLock

 

SUPERWHOLOCK

 

Blogging challenge activity 2!

  If you don’t know what Supernatural, Doctor Who, or Sherlock are about, then click the links. Thanks!

The first fandom that I had ever joined was the Doctor Who fandom. Before then, I had no idea what the word “fandom” meant. While watching Doctor Who I looked up “fandom” on the Internet and one of the first things that popped up was SuperWhoLock pictures– a combination of Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock.

Before I knew it I had finished watching all 8 seasons (the most recent seasons) of Doctor Who, and I then started watching Sherlock. After Sherlock I joined a bunch of other fandoms including Merlin and Death Note. Eventually my friends started to say to watch Supernatural, so here I am now: watching Supernatural.

Just a few days ago the question arose: which TV show between Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock was most popular? I haven’t finished Supernatural yet (I’m on season 3), so I can’t really say. My favorite TV show out of  SuperWhoLock  so far is Sherlock because of all of the mysteries involved *cough* and how insane the fandom is. *cough*

 

So what do you think? Supernatural? Doctor WhoSherlock? If you have only watched one or two of the three, then feel free to vote for your favorite so far!

 

 


My Family

If you all didn’t know, I’m participating in the Student Blogging Challenge for 2015! Activity 2 is to write a post about your family, so here I am.

Like most family’s, my family has our disagreements. For example, I’m sure that if my brother, Tate, and I had the chance we would be eating desserts all day; but of course my parents won’t let that happen. I’m also the only one in my family who is in a fandom, so they don’t exactly understand fangirling, but oh well. My brother especially gets annoyed when I say the word “Doctor” and then follow it up with “Who” and then he generally just drops out of the conversation.

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My little bro, Tate. It seems like he has a billion friends and he invites one of them over every day (I’m not complaining). He also loves hunting. His hobby is collecting skeletons of animals, especially deer skulls and antlers. He is like the clown of the family, he’s so funny!

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My parents are awesome. They respect the fact that Tate and I like hunting, most likely because most of my mom’s side of the family are all hunters and live on a ranch. Anyway, my mom is a stay-at-home mom; she is also a great artist. My dad sells houses for a living and likes to read books when he’s not working.

F- Fascinatingly Frustrating
A-Awesome
M-Maddening
I-Inspiration
L-Loving
Y-Ya!