February Highlights and March Goals

Hi guys! Are you having a good weekend? Have you done your homework yet? I have… bleh.

Anyway, this is just another sort of update post (kinda…), but it’s basically saying the awesome stuff I did last month and my goals for this month!

I got the idea from Megan’s blog, which is awesome! Go check out her blog!

Anyway, without further ado…

February Highlights

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•Starting Weighed Down With Words! I can’t wait to see where this blog goes, and how much I’ll change!

                             

•Getting band merch from Hot Topic. It may seem trivial, but it was my first time in Hot Topic, and my first proper band merch! I got the shirts I put up there. Also, they played nearly the entirety of A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, so I was singing very loudly, and very badly, hehe..

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•Giving my entire stuffed animal collection to my sister, and putting my books on the shelf. They hold great memories for me, but I never played with them, and I knew my sister would take better care of them than I could. I gave them to her, and moved some of the books on my overcrowded bookshelf onto the shelf they were taking up.

                   

•Ordering Dan and Phil shirts! I decided to take the leap and ordered the shirts above from the Dan and Phil Shop! They don’t fit perfectly (considering how short I am XP), but my mom’s going to hem them (she’s a master!), and I can’t wait to wear them!

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•Watching the Grammys with my family! Even though Panic! didn’t win, Twenty One Pilots did, and their underwear story (that sounded better in my head…) was actually really touching! Plus, Adele was amazing, as usual.

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•Seeing the first Harry Potter movie. My sister and I went to our friends’ house for a Harry Potter party! We watched the first Harry Potter movie, drank butterbeer, and had a Harry Potter-themed feast, and it was AWESOME!

March Goals

•Beat Pokemon Sun! I got the game for Christmas, and I haven’t really touched it since then. I really want to beat the game, though, so I’m going to try!

•Make YouTube playlists for all my Spotify playlists. I want a playlist just filled with music videos (squee!), one with lyrics videos, and then just one for all my favorites!

•Write down every Dan and Phil video in order. This may seem pointless, but I want to make a playlist in chronological order with all their videos (including their side channels, the gaming channel, the, uh, crafting channel, and maybe a couple of VYous if I can find them), and I’ll need to write the videos down first!

•Make my mom an awesome birthday present! Her birthday is March 22nd (I know, I know…), and I really want to impress her, so I’m going to have to start soon!

•Reread The School for Good and Evil series. As I stated in my last Fabulous Friday, I get to meet the author in May (!), and I want to refresh my memory. So far, it’s even better than I remember!

•Start drafting “The Introvert’s Guide to Society”. That’s the working title for the sequel (of sorts) to another short story I wrote, “The Introvert’s Guide to Change”. I think if I edit them both and stitch them together (once I’m done, of course), I’ll have a novel of sorts on my hands, since “Change” is 20,000 words long, and I have even more ideas for “Society”. AAAHH, I can’t wait!

 • Get The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire and Dan and Phil Go Outside! I plan on getting the box set and I just… AAAAHHH I can’t EVEN!!! Two books about Dan and Phil?! Sign me up!

•Get I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. Obviously, I love all of MCR’s work, but this is probably my least favorite, just because I don’t listen to it enough (flawed logic, of sorts, but whatever). I figure that if I get the album, then I’ll listen to it more.

•Get Take This To Your Grave. In case I haven’t mentioned by now, I’m trying to collect all of the emo quartet’s studio albums (besides RAB *sighs*) in order of when they were released. Plus, I love literally anything that FOB makes (I couldn’t choose a favorite band, but I think I like more songs from them than any other. I could be wrong, though), including this album!

•Get Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. Ah yes, Helena and I’m Not Okay and Thank You For The Venom for driving to school and annoying your mom with your purposefully obnoxious singing. I don’t think there’s anything better!

Looks like March is going to be a lot of fun! Hopefully I can do everything I plan to and more!

•Bella•

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Keeper of The Lost Cities Book Review

Hi guys! I decided to do a book review, because, well, why not? Plus, it might encourage someone to read the book, and that’d be awesome!

Keeper of the Lost Cities

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Title: Keeper of the Lost Cities

Author: Shannon Messenger

Length: 496 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Adventure

Publisher: Aladdin

Source: A Christmas gift from my aunt and uncle

Blurb:

“Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath – someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come ‘home’. There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory – secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans – that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.”


Oh my wow, this book is AMAZING from start to finish!

Alright, let me just say that once you start this book, it’s nearly impossible to put down. Right from the very beginning, the story drags you in, and there’s no real breaks where you kinda get bored. However, it’s not so fast that you can’t tell what’s going on. It’s perfect!

Dex was my favorite character, hands down, though his attitude (almost jealousy…?) towards Fitz and Biana got old quickly. Besides that, though, he’s just so awesome! I don’t really know how to explain it other than that, but he’s such a good friend to Sophie that it’s endearing (I kinda ship them a little, too…).

When Sophie left her family…. AAAAHHHH!!! I could hardly handle the feels! I don’t really have anything to say, but I cried for a little bit after that (yeah, I’m pretty emotional over books, hehe).

The plot twist at the end! I might just be really bad at predicting where a book is going, but this was a really good one! I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say that it would be hard to guess where the book was going unless you either read it in one sitting or just have a really good memory from the beginning.

Favorite Quotes:

“Fitz pulled her forward, and the warm tingling in her hand shot through her body-like a million feathers swelling underneath her skin, tickling her from the inside out.”

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“Across the river, a row of crystal castles glittered in the sunlight in a way that would make Walt Disney want to throw rocks at his ‘Magic Kingdom’.”

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“‘This is… magic?’

Fitz laughed-a full body laugh, like it was the funniest thing he’d ever heard.

She glared at him. It couldn’t be that funny.

‘No,’ he said when he’d regained control. ‘Magic is a stupid idea humans came up with to try to explain things they couldn’t understand.'”

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“‘That’s impossible.’

‘Is it?’

‘Yeah. You need infinite energy for light travel. Haven’t you heard the theory of relativity?’

She thought she had him stumped with that one, but he just laughed again. ‘That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.'”

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Anyway, this book is one of the best I’ve read in a while!

I get to meet the author, Shannon Messenger, at a writing workshop I’m going to in May, and I’m super excited now! There’s book signing, so hopefully…? AAAHHH, that’d be AMAZING!!!

 It definitely deserves 5 stars!

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P.S: I used the same format Suzy does her book reviews in, since I love it so much! Hopefully she doesn’t mind! (Also, I love her blog! Go check her out!)

•Bella•

Fabulous Friday #1 (3/3/17)

Hey guys! Happy March! I absolutely cannot wait for summer… sun, swimming, my 13th birthday (wow, already?!), and best of all, no school! And Dan and Phil marathons, and staying up past 12AM listening to music. Only a few more months!

All things aside, yes, this is going to be a new thing on Weighed Down With Words! Every Friday (or most Fridays, considering how busy I can be), I’ll post a “Fabulous Friday”. It’s kinda just updates on what’s happening behind the blog, in my very real, everyday life.

Ready or not, here we go!

 READING:

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I’m rereading The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. I got the series for Christmas from my aunt and uncle, and I’ve been waiting for a chance to reread them ever since! Plus, I need to read a fantasy book for English, so I figured I’d seize the opportunity. Also, I’m going to a writing workshop thing in May, and I’m going to meet the author and get my book signed (AAAAAHHHH!!!!!), so I definitely needed to reread the books at some point.

But seriously, if you haven’t read the series, you’re missing out! It’s so full of twists and turns that there is next to no way to guess the ending of the series. The writing style itself is also amazing! Not to mention how much I relate to Agatha. *sigh*

LISTENING TO:

          

Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy in general. My favorite songs off the MCR album are definitely Look Alive, Sunshine/Na Na Na and Bulletproof Heart. And I’d have to say my favorite FOB songs are Dance, Dance (where my blog name came from!), I’m Like a Lawyer…, Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, I Don’t Care, and The Phoenix, even though there’s at least 5 more I could list.

EATING:

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Lots and lots and LOTS of chocolate almonds! Man, I didn’t realize how delicious these things were! I took a picture of the exact package so that you can go and buy yourself a lifetime supply like I did.

PLAYING:

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A bit of Just Dance, especially Just Dance 4. I have them all, but I’ve had this one the longest, and I still haven’t beaten all the Dance Quests, so I’ve been dancing my butt off to complete all the Dance Quests, get 5 stars on every song, and unlock everything besides DLC. I’ve gotten pretty far, but I’ve still got a ways to go.

WATCHING:

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Well, I don’t really watch the TV shows my sister likes, nor do I have my own TV or Netflix, so I mostly watch YouTube. And right now, that happens to be Dan and Phil, and I’m currently bingeing DanAndPhilGAMES. I really love Dil in the Sims 4 series, and watching them break down over the skips in The Impossible Quiz series, and just everything about Bishi Bashi. Plus, have you seen them play Just Dance?! Anyway, I’m trying to watch all the videos on that channel.

WRITING:

Loads of awesome stories! I’m going to publish some of them on here sometime. What I’m working on specifically is a sequel to a previous story I wrote called “The Introvert’s Guide to Change”. This sequel is about a girl trying to adjust to a new life and find her place. Kinda cliche, I know, but I’m testing my skills before branching out a little. I’m also working on editing the aforementioned short story. That journal is where they’re all stored!

BLOGGING:

We started Weighed Down With Words! I’m super excited to see where the blog will go with time, and how greatly my interests will change throughout the adventure.

That’s the posting schedule for March! I’ve got a lot planned, don’t I?

All jokes aside, I’ve got some fun stuff planned, including an old story, some book reviews, and even an MCR post for the 22nd. *sobs*

Anyway, that’s what’s going on in my life! I’m super excited for the rest of March; the beginning of spring, Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick’s Day, and even my mom’s birthday. I’ll be keeping busy, but I’m not even mad!

Thanks for stopping by!

•Bella•