4.28.2015

Trivia Quiz #1

I've made a trivia quiz! It has ten questions. I hope that you guys will make time to take the quiz ; I'm sure you'll learn something from it! The trivia in the quiz is pretty hard, so don't worry if you get a few wrong! Hint: Click the picture below to go to the quiz! If the picture doesn't come up for some reason, click here.




Bye! Toodles!

4.25.2015

Books vrs. Movies #1: Tuck Everlasting

Have any of you ever read Tuck Everlasting. It's a wonderful read. The plot is relatively simple, but definitely engaging.

Here's the summary (via goodreads);

Tuck Everlasting
Via goodreads
Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

So, I started and finished the book yesterday. Today, I saw the movie. I was slightly disappointed. Below, I've compared the book and movie.  If you haven't read Tuck Everlasting, don't worry, there are no spoilers below.

1. First of all, let me start with Winnie's age. In the book, Winnie was ten, almost eleven. In the movie she was fifteen. I find it absolutely ridiculous that the producers of the movie increased her age by five years. I kind of understand why they did what they did-to have some sort of romance between Jesse and Winnie-but changing the age by such a large amount, is horrible. 

2. Second, is the actor who played Winnie. The actor who played her, is the same actor who played Rory, in Gilmore Girls. I really do not think that the actress did a sufficient job in playing Winnie. I'm not a big fan of her at all..I think she mumbles too much, and I can barely understand what she is saying when acting!

3. Third, is Miles. In the book, I thought Miles was quite friendly, and welcoming. Miles in the movie was not the same person at all. 

Via giphy,com 
4. Fourth, is the romance between Winnie and Jesse. In the book, Winnie is ten, and Jessie is "17", so nothing really happens between them. The only line that had anything to do with romance in the book was Jessie saying that when Winnie turned 17, she could drink the water from the spring, and then they could get married. 

5. Fifth, is the added drama. I did not appreciate the added scenes, to make the story more interesting and dramatic. The book, was a beautiful story, overall, and while the movie had some beautiful scenes added to it, a lot revolved around drama. 

I hope you enjoyed this comparison.  Have you ever read Tuck Everlasting, or watched the movie? Tell me what you think? If you've done both, tell me which one you think was better, over the comments. Toodles! 

4.05.2015

Past Journal Entries

Hello! I know it's been a while since I've posted. I'm really sorry about that. I've been really busy, and I had an overnight field trip this week. I'll be posting about that soon, after I get my pictures uploaded to the computer.

Anyway, today I've decided to type up some snippets of old journal entries from years ago! Looking through my journal entries from the past, I've decided that really...odd things have happened to me when I was younger! So, lets get on with it!


First Entry: (From a few years ago. All names have been changed.)

A few days ago, something really weird happened to me! In Mr. Robertson's class, I traveled to the closet to get some calculators. But, I couldn't find them. Then, David rolled into the room on a wheely chair. I'm wasn't sure if his purpose of coming was to help me or not. Then, Zach ran into the closet, too!

I suddenly heard the door slam. Leonard and Sid were holding the door closed, so Zach, David, and I were trapped in a closet together. Then, David started yelling out of a small window on the door. "Smith, get Mr. Robertson!" 

Finally, we were able to get out, when the teacher came. The boys didn't get in trouble, because Mr.Robertson doesn't usually make a big deal out of things. 

Yes, I actually remember the above memory. It was a long time ago, but so hilarious that I got caught in the "closet jail". 


Second  Entry: (This one is from a really long time ago. The whole concept of what happened on this day was horribly absurd, but nevertheless, I'll share it anyway. Also, all names are changed.)

At recess, Jessica, Mary, and Keisha were spying on what a group of people were saying, so they could hear more about a stupid ghost game that was secret. We were actually part of it too, a few weeks ago, but quit because we didn't believe in ghosts. So, I thought that we shouldn't spy on them. But, before I could tell Jessica, Mary, and Keisha, they were caught. But, Jane, the leader of the ghost game, thought I was spying too! She yelled at us for a little while about how she was going to make us miserable and that we better not tell about the game. 

Back in first grade, when this was written, I thought that Jane was actually going to make our lives miserable. Now I know of course, that something like that would never happen (at least in first grade :-)). 


Third Entry: (Around start of third grade. Names have been changed.)

There is this girl in band, who plays flute, like me, and we have to share a stand. She pushes the stand towards herself, so that I can't see the notes! She even puts her stuffed animal pencil box on the stand in front of the sheet music, to block it from my sight. She says it doesn't matter, because she has memorized it. Well guess what!-I have not, Lila (Lila is her name)! I call her the big egg shell, because a shell is empty and so her is her brain! 

I did not like Lila at all when I was younger. Now, though, she is one of my closest friends! Surprising, right? That just proves that enemies can become really good friends! 



I hope you enjoyed this post. Look out for my life post about my field trip this week! It will be coming soon! Toodles!