What I Really Mean

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 I’m writing an essay on Al Jazeera’s take on climate change’s impact on the ferocity of the hurricanes. (It’s CNN, not AJ that finally brought this up) While writing it I’m very tempted to write things like “I DON’T CARE WHY TORTURE NO” but as easy going as my professor is, I think that putting those thoughts in my essay is a little disrespectful. So here they are!

I HATE THE BOREDOM. THE BOREDOM SUCKS. GOOD TITLE FOR BOOK. MUST FOCUS!

MURDER MURDER PUMPKIN TEA I LOVE YOU BUT I WON’T BUY A BOX WHEN I CAN GET A BAG FOR FREE

I WANT PUMPKIN TEA

WHAT DOES PUERTO RICO EVEN MEAN?

XIOMARA IS A COOL NAME

‘PUERTO RICO’ MEANS ‘RICH PORT’ HAHA THE IRONY!

I CAN’T FIT THAT IN YASS I CAN!

I’m not going to turn this in today, but if I email him and get an extension, it will probably motivate me to procrastinate more, but it saves me from explaining this face-to-face.

WHY DOES THE EFFING PROFESSOR HAVE TWO EMAILS WHICH ONE

PORTAL CREDIT. PORTAL IS CREDITED. PORTAL CRED.

PLEASE DON’T TALK TO ME FACE-TO-FACE ABOUT THIS.

YASSS FREE PASS WALK OVER HIM TAKE ADVANTAGE 

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AWWW, Yessss, Murder!

Hello reading humans! It’s not Monday anymore!

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 Sherlock Holmes is theorized to have been born on born January 6th. His Watson was born on July 7th, 1852, the day Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930. 

 The new Star Wars trailer came out with no captioning. Thanks a lot. I now think Rey called Kylo her brother. Thanks a lot.

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 But Books! I finally went to the town library, and. and. It’s a puny library. It’s just puny. I’ll take a picture next time. The mystery section was ok, but there was a lot of low-quality books that I suspect were mostly self-published.

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 Town Library:

The Forest Of Prime Evil, Alan Russell. And it’s the second one. From 1 to 12, how much do you hate it when you pick up a book and find out it’s not the first in its series?

Me:

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 But it looks like a normal detective story, so it should be fine to read out of order. It’s set in Humboldt County, CA, far enough north from the fires to be ok.

Library Book Sale

The Quotable Sherlock Holmes, John H. Watson, M.D. (That’s what it says!) This is my first time owning a Sherlock book. Que latisma it’s not the complete volumes, but it’s Sherlock Holmes.

I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather- that is, when the shoe fits me, for I can be spry enough at times

-SH, A Study In Scarlet

Passenger To Frankfurt, Agatha Christe. My first time owning an Agatha Christe. Third time reading is first time owning, I guess. 

The library was having a one day sale, and these two cheap. 2$ for hardcover, 1$ for paperback. I don’t know if this is normal here, but I like it.

School library

Wrighting Ethnicity, Jon D. Rossini. This I got for my playwrighting class (I’m not misspelling writing, it’s s different word for plays), before I found out that I could use Agatha Christe.  (I posted the research HERE) Nonetheless. it is interesting, although so far it only talks about male playwrights. 

Al Jazeera English, Phillip Seib Interesting, but failed to solve my problemas de tarea.

PUBLISHED I AM! Bits Of Flesh was published by Daily Science Fiction! Please read it and give me some feedback if you can. Also, I didn’t think it was very disturbing until I saw the editor’s note- Is it really disturbing and I can’t see it cause I’m the psychopath who wrote it?

Give me the fun facts! What do you know about Sherlock Holmes?


 

AGATHA CHRISTIE. ‘Nuff said

Agatha Christie, surrounded by some of her 80-plus crime novels.
This image is everywhere, but I found it posted on agathachristie.com

AGATHA CHRISTIE

Born 9/15/1890—-Died 1/12/1976 (85)

 Fun! I had an assignment to research a female playwright AND AGATHA CHRISTIE WAS ON THE LIST!!! 

WORKS OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE

  • The Mysterious Affair At Styles-1920: Previously only publishing poetry, this was her first mystery novel, and the first Hercule Poirot.
  • Murder At The Vicarage-1930: Introduced Ms. Marple
  • And Then There Were None-1939: The greatest mystery novel, it was adapted into a play in 1943.
  • The Mousetrap-1952: The longest running play, it’s only in London’s St. Martin, previously in Ambassadors.

She wrote 66 novels and 30 plays, several of them published posthumously. She also wrote 6 romance novels under the name Mary Westmacott.

 

LIFE

 She didn’t learn to read until she was five. She quickly caught up, writing poems at 11.

 She married Archibald Christie in 1914. In 1919 she gave birth to her daughter Rosalind and son Hercule Poirot. After finding out about her husband’s affair, she disappeared for 11 days, and found at the Harrogate Spa Hotel under the name of her husband’s mistress. She had no recollection of her vacation.

In 1929, Agatha met the Wolleys, archaeologists with a dig in the Middle East. She visited their dig via the Orient Express.  On her second visit in 1930, she met her second husband, Max Mallowan. They stayed for the most part in Iraq and Syria,where both worked to recover the Nimrud Ivories.

“Write even if you don’t want to, don’t much like what you’re writing and aren’t particularly writing well”

 

Sources

“Homepage.” Agatha Christie, http://www./.Agathachristie,com

Saunders, Tristram Fane. “10 Things You Didn’t Know about The Mousetrap.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 18 May 2016,telegraph.co.uk

Rowe, Ignacio M. “Agatha Christie In Mesopotamia.” National Geographic, 2017.

Help, Sherlock Has Me Hostage

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If you have read this blog in the past two months, you may know I’ve fangirled over this particular Englishman. A lot:

Sherlock vs. The Book                                                                                                                     Dear Moffat (of Sherlock)                                                                                                     Summer Book Quote                                                                                                                           The Murders In The Rue Morgue Marginalia Booktubeathon                                           August Wrap-Up                                                                                                                        Imagine Dragons & Other Things I Need Now                                                                 Chocolate Mysteries

I haven’t been able to actually watch Sherlock, but I have been going on pintrest and pinning things like

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Trying to get my flatmate to see Serenity

and

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When I look at my math homework

Happy reading!

 

Check Out My New Blog/ The Truth is, It’s My Phone

 

I started a new blog for a journalism class! I will be, or should be, covering how humans suffer the consequences of environmental damage in Humboldt County. It is Nature’s Backlash: Earth Will Rage, Men Will Bleed There will be interviews with humans. I will have to talk to humans for a blog. In person.

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 I do want to be a journalist, and it’ll be nice to be able to ask questions without having to go through social things, but at the same time, HUMANS. They’re not nice.   

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In book news, I’m still reading LOTR off and on. The only book i’m reading regularly is required reading for my Dramatic Writing class. (I LOVE my Dramatic Writing class)Naked Playwriting is ok. I would read it on my own, but i’d skip chapters tho and three because YADDAYADDYADDAYOUKNOWTHISANDYOUKNOWTHATYYADDAYADDAYADDYADDA. But some of it is interesting, like short histories of theatre genres and some funny analogies. I recommend it if you have an interest in writing and/or theatre. 

Yes, I have classes and sleep deprivation, but the real thing that is keeping from writing is my phone. I can feel them competing for me. Aragorn vs MyCafe. I can either own a cafe with limited interaction or be immersed in a world alongside a sexy ranger. Logically, I know the right choice is to be with Aragorn, but that phone is bloody hypnotizing. 

 When you look at my other blog, please leave comments on how to improve. I am being graded on it! How do you deprive your phone of your eyes? HOW?

FOOD

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I’m hungry. I’m also sick as f*, but let’s stick with hunger for this post. 

When I first visited my college, I looked for vegan options in the Depot and found The Rice Bowl, which, obviously, serves rice, but also veggies and tofu. I got the trio, and asked the tour guide if it were easy to be vegan here. She said yes, and there was a good vegan rating from peta2, so I came here.

And lost 7 pounds in 3 weeks, without meaning to. Sometimes the food was good, filling and healthy, but after the first two weeks, the food took a sharp decline. They never serve vegan breakfast except on mondays, when they quickly run out. For the last two days, they’ve had veggies and soup so spicy it chokes. 

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION SO I CAN BE HEALTHY AGAIN!!!!!!!

 FIRMA LA PETICIÓN, POR FAVOR!!!!!!

HSU: Feed Your Vegan Students!

With that outta the way, (you DID sign it, right?)….I sick so I sleep.

Thank you.

Muchos gracias.

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Chocolate Mysteries

 Whisper Of Ink  recently fangirled over fantasy as part of the This is my favorite genre-what’s yours? book tag. My reply to the question…

Oh, dear. 

A little over a year ago, I would’ve blurted out sci-fi. Cause death, aliens, Ray Bradbury, and DEATH.

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Breaking news: My mom just texted me that there’s a vegan doughnut shop a few blocks from where we lived. It opened last week, two weeks after I left for college.

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The topic at hand is vegan genre doughnut favorites. It used to be fantasy glaze, but since I became vegan it became chocolate frosted mystery.  Vegan mystery doughnuts are harder to find (It got a lot easier for some people) because in my day, three weeks ago, you had to scour the shelves, filter out the pulp, and put it on reserve if you were going to be in town for the next month or so.

But there are delicious. Watson’s intriguing filling, Sherlock’s thrill of chocolate. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle…just read my last post. 

Sir Arthur, who created my favorite detective, is not my favorite author. Agatha Christie, with her tunneling writing, is. In the chocolate mystery genre. My favorite author of all time is still sci-fi’s D.N.A., or as the title page says, Douglass Adams.

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I know I said I would use my own photos. I know.

  I don’t remember if this is exactly what pulled me into sci-fi, but I was going through a Ray Bradbury phrase during my heavy sci-fi years. He might’ve actually staved me off sci-fi because let’s face it, what’s sci-fi after Bradbury? 

 So I turned to Agatha Christie. I read And Then There Were None a while before I really got into chocolate Mystery, and though I loved it, it didn’t really convert me. What really converted me was…

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Not even a book. I became addicted to chocolate because Benedict. SherlockSherlockSher…

 I read most of the original stories, “most” because the library had volumes one and two of different editions, skipping CAM, whom I admittedly liked more than Moriarty in the show. Not as a person, but he just gave me creeps while Moriarty seems a counter Sherlock, unoriginal. 

 Did somebody ask me where the best chocolate mystery is? 

THE BEST CHOCOLATE MYSTERIES:

  • And Then They Were None, Agatha Christie
  • The Boxcar Children (for younger readers)
  • Sherlock Holmes: If you only read five, If,:
  1.         A Study In Scarlet
  2.         The Red-Headed League
  3.         The Adventure Of The Speckled Band
  4.          The Adventure Of The Final Problem
  5.           The Adventure Of The Lion’s Mane

 Again, I haven’t read all of them, just most, so if you can read all, I encourage you to do so.

What chocolate mysteries do you recommend? Victorian Sherlock Holmes Or modern? What do you recommend from your favorite genre? Speak!