Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Today's Doodle

While others today are doing important things, some striving to achieve greatness, saving and destroying worlds, making history, cracking the worlds mysteries, while some are sitting in class doodling. Well as you might have guessed I am one of those people who instead of busing themselves with many of our worlds great problems or mysteries, I busy myself with the not so important task of doodling. Well presented here for your inspection is my days efforts (something along that line...)

Wondering about the writing? I suppose I should elaborate, basically some different Latin phrases that I had been helping my little brother translate, not to mention it looks really neat to write in a dead langue! Anyway as translated the one on the scroll reads "Ora et Labora" which literally means pray and work. The slightly smaller latin phrase reads, Quo Vadis , which means where are you going. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Literary Heroine Blog Party - 2012

I decided that it might be a fun way to relax (since I don't have any school today,yipee!) to take part in this blog party hosted by Miss Kellie

Introduce yourself!  Divulge your life's vision, likes, dislikes, aspirations, or something completely random!

A little about me ~ I am a senior/freshman in high school/college homeschooler! (wow that kinda  got away from me) to further explain I am a highschooler who is now taking a my first year of college a year early. I am majoring in animal science and hope to eventually go on to Vet school. Besides my fondness of all living creatures, I am also a complete any-thing Jane Austen Nut, (not to mention, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Anime Nut(oops! how did that get in there?)). Besides my somewhat bizarre likes, I am the happy middle child of a large Catholic Family ( ten kids, composed of seven boys and three girls) and enjoy spending much of my time with them! I am a stolid believer in the right to life, and the dignity of every person! Now that's over I can move on to the other questions.

What, to you, forms the essence of a true heroine? 

I can't exactly say, would I think be different for everyone. I suppose in essence it would be anyone who longs and fights for the truth. Not someone who is perfect but despite their faults peruses perfection. Someone who overcomes their fears and becomes better, and is willing to be saved

Share (up to) four heroines of literature that you most admire and relate to. 
Amy Dorrit
Jane Eyre
Ester Summerson

Five of your favorite historical novels?  

Jane Eyre
North and South
Bleak House
Little Dorrit
Wives and Daughters

Out of those five books who is your favorite main character and why? 

Jane Eyre - My favorite character would be Jane. I love how she sees the world, though she has experience very little love or kindness, she still is a good person who does not resent the people who where unkind to her. 
North and South - My favorite character is Margret. I admire her strength, how she takes care of everyone around her, how she stands firm even in tragedy.
Bleak House - My favorite character is Esther. She is probably the kindest creature alive! Can't be matched in her humility or gratitude.
Little Dorrit - My favorite Character is Amy. She has such fortitude, and patience, she is always affectionate and caring. In her quite way she watches for out for all those who are dear to her.
Wives and Daughters -  I love little Molly, she such a lovely character, so believable. 

Out of those five books who is your favorite secondary character and why? 

Jane Eyre - Mr. Rochester, he adds an interesting element to the story, being almost the exact opposite of Jane. There conversations together are quite intriguing!
Bleak House - I just love the character Mr.Woodcort, though he is not much in the book, the point in which you do read about him, make him unforgettable!
North and South - Mr. Thorton is quite the interesting character, adding much to the story in way of intellect and an objective view of what it is like on the other side of the industrial revolution
Little Dorrit - Mr. Clements is quite the hero, I love his quite gentleness to everyone, especially to little dorrit.
Wive and Daughters - Roger the steady gentle Roger. Such a interesting character!

If you were to plan out your dream vacation, where would you travel to - and what would you plan to do there? 

My dream is to eventually travel to either the UK (including a round tour of England, Ireland and Scotland) or to go to Japan. For the UK trip I would visit all the places that my favorite Authors lived, and go to see the country side. In Japan I would probably mostly visit historical sites and learn more about their culture (which I find fascinating!)

What is your favorite time period and culture to read about? 

Depending on the culture, for England I prefer the from Regency to early industrial revolution. For Japan I prefer the Baskumes to the Meiji era, but more Meiji.
I like the English culture mainly because of the books written in it history and though the culture is very interesting I suppose I have been getting a little tired of it. My newest fanaticism is the Japanese culture, which is quite different from the other oriental culture once you start learning more about it!
You have been invited to perform at the local charity concert. Singing, comedy, recitation - what is your act comprised of? 

I would probably would recite a very dark or dramatic poem or selection, that or play a song on my violin.

If you were to attend a party where each guest was to portray a heroine of literature, who would you select to represent? 
Probably Jane Eyre because I look very much like how that character was described. Plus I just love the costume of that time!

What are your sentiments on the subject of chocolate? 
Fine for an occasional treat, but not exactly my favorite.
Favorite author(s)? 
Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Charles DickensWatsuki Nobuhiro, and some others that I can't think of right now.
Besides essentials, what would you take on a visiting voyage to a foreign land? 
My sister, a dictionary in that langue, painting supplies, a pack horse or two, swords, two wool cloaks, and walking staff.
In which century were most of the books you read written? 
Victorian mostly...
In your opinion, the ultimate hero in literature is… 
Besides Kenshin (which might not be included as literature) not anyone I can think of off the top of my head.
Describe your ideal dwelling place. 
A place in deep in the mountains of some distant land, a delightfully ancient house filled with books, old papers, maps, and paintings. A stable is a must. 
Sum up your fashion style in five words. 
historical, old-fashioned, colorful, creative, and quaint. 
Have you ever wanted to change a character’s name? 
Yes, in Mansfield park I wish the main character had any name except Fanny, such a horrid name!
In your opinion, the most dastardly villain of all literature is... 
the villain in Bleak House, Mr. Tulkinghorn!
Three favorite Non-fiction books? 
How to grow Bonsai
Medrick Veterinarian Manuel
Diary of Anne Frank
Your duties met for the day, how would you choose to spend a carefree summer afternoon? 
Horse back riding, painting or reading.
Create a verbal sketch of your dream hat - in such a way as will best portray your true character. 
elegant sophisticated and NO HAT! If I must wear something over my head probably a long flowing veil.
Share the most significant event(s) that have marked your life in the past year. 
Probably starting college a year early, it has been interesting to say the lest, but not exactly as challenging as I thought it would be.
Share the Bible passage(s) that have been most inspiring to you recently.
My favorite is and probably not a original choice but it is one of my favorites:
For the plan He has for you are for your good, not evil, life not death, to give you a future and a hope.
~ Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, February 6, 2012

Jane Austen Giveaway

Love Jane Austen? What about knitting? If you do check out this giveaway at Grace's Garden Walk!
The lovely things for giveaway are as follows:

Jane Austen Knitting Magazine - Essential!

Jane Austen Stitch Markers - too cute!