I Just Betrayed All My Friends and Watched the First Harry Potter Movie Without Reading the Book: Mutterings, Musings, and Suchlike #9






3D sidewalk chalk art is officially amazing ok :D.

WELL HELLO THERE.

AND WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER EDITION OF MUTTERINGS, MUSINGS, AND SUCHLIKE.

LET US BEGIN. :)


We must never forget our dear friends the cuttlefish. :)

Let's all take a moment to be grateful that this exists:


So the other day I finally watched the first Harry Potter movie - as I had planned to do on account of not wanting to slug through the books - and dang, was it good. The acting was mediocre at parts, but the fantasy and whimsy and magic of it, plus the stunning costumes and breathtaking scenery, made it awesome, nevertheless. I'll be watching the second one :).

In science right now, my class is building water rockets from two-liter soda bottles. (I think it's supposed to teach us about engineering and aerodynamics, but most of what it's really teaching us, at least so far, is that the science lab's glue guns are horrible. :P) One thing our rockets have to do is carry a bunch of paper clips, which are supposed to represent passengers. Reagan (bff) and I are partnered up, and we have decided to name our paperclips (at least, the few that are colorful and not just plain metal). The yellow one is Ferdinand, the mint green one Sydney (after Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, which Reagan read recently and is in love with), the spring green one Cassie Pross (Cassie after a girl Reagan once knew, and Pross after yet another character from Tale of Two Cities), the red one Caligula ('cause say what you want about him but he's definitely one of the most fascinating early Roman emperors. He didn't just sit around and build infrastructure and expand territory, he actually has some interesting infamy with his name), the blue one Ulmo (after Ulmo, Valar of the Waters, from The Silmarillion), the white one Mr. Motley, and the yellow-and-green-striped one Ezekiel Hatch. Whose name is your favorite? Do you name random things? If so, what? Comment below :).

ALSO.

UPDATE ON D&D.

We are officially at level 4 now and have taken on the previously mentioned nasty dragon eggs. After two attempts at capturing them (in the first we had to make a hasty retreat back to Greenest because Kibar almost died :P) we succeeded and brought them back to Greenest, where they were supposedly taken aside and destroyed utterly. Now, we're on a quest to follow the raiders northwest, where they are migrating to do some unknown evil deeds. We're headed to a city called Baldur's Gate, from a city called Elturel. We'll try to catch up with the raiders and get hired on as caravan guards ('cause they have a ton of wagons carrying a ton of loot) to try getting information on what they're doing and the overall schemes of the cultists.

WELL I THINK THAT'S ALL FOR TODAY.

Remember that you are all very beautiful pickles, and have a very lovely rest of your day :).

Namarie,
Ellie

17 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH IS THAT REALLY CHALK?
    Stunned.

    I want to be a cuttlefish. I could be practically invisible.

    At least it's better than American Girl acting. XD

    Ah yes, the bottle rockets. Dad does those every year with his 5th graders. Only I think theres water and an air compressor involved so there is no room for paper clip passengers with interesting names.
    There is, however, a ton of duct tape. And clay for a leading edge.
    I like Caligula the best. I know nothing about him, but it sounds like arugula, which I'm fairly sure us a kind of lettuce. (That's my vegetable for the day, I guess)

    I think you should write a story of what's going on in D&D. With that grey grove character you made up. (It was gray grove, right? Something about grey eyes and a dead father and trees?)

    I wonder how many other ways there are to spell gray. Grey. Whatever. How about groy or gruy griy. Now we have used all the vowels as replacement. Graaaaaaaaay. Greeeeeeeeey.
    None of then seem like words now.

    How was THAT for mutterings and musings?
    ~Gwen

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    1. YES IKR.
      Yes. It would be extremely interesting to experience the life of the Cuttlefish.
      That doesn't say much, though.
      That's the case with ours, too - we just had to add a payload to carry the paperclips. We used a one-liter bottle (which we had laying around because I initially accidentally got one instead of a two-liter), which we're just sticking on top of the two-liter.
      We use lots of posterboard, tape, cardboard, and what little hot glue we can get to work. Clay sounds better :).
      Greygrove. Yes, she had grey eyes and a dead father and tended the sagebrush. :) That could be cool. I've kind of been trying to come up with a story for her, or else integrate her world into an already existing one. I think she would be a decent D&D character.
      *WILDY JUMPS UP AND DOWN AND WAVES ARMS AND CHOKES ON WORDS IN EXCITEMENT BECAUSE I READ THIS ON KELSEY'S BLOG ONCE AND KNOW IT* Gray is sometimes considered a warmer color than grey, which is a cooler color. Also "grey" is how they spell it in Foreign Parts and "gray" how we spell it. I think.
      Very good :) I approve.

      - Ellie

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    2. *WILDLY JUMPING TOO BRCAUSE I LIKE IT WHEN YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS* XD

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  2. I love chalk art! My favorite was the second one.
    I enjoyed the Harry Potter movies too, but I haven't watched them in forever. Maybe that's what I'll do this weekend..
    I think that it would be cool to build a rocket. Last november in science my class got to build a car. It was mostly carboard, plastic wheels, balloons, and duct tape. It was supposed to go five meters. *Twiddles thumbs* Ours went a meter and a half. It fell apart ALOT.
    ~Emily

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    1. IKR - it's just so whimsical and fun :).
      The actual aerodynamic engineering numbers stuff is awful, but launching it is cool. Our teacher got the bright idea to test one in the science lab (what) and shot it across the room. It made one of the loudest booms I've ever heard, slammed into the opposing wall, and bounced off that and skidded back to the center of the room, all within less than a second. I think we all, even the teacher, had a heart attack.
      Cars sound fun, though, because they don't have to go against gravity, they just have to roll. I think. Well anyway I hope you had fun.

      - Ellie

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  3. I love chalk art! I actually saw all of the chalk drawing before except the last one. In the library, they have a book with those pictures.
    <3Bella

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    1. IKR, it's so cool! Ooh, what's your favorite? :)

      - Ellie

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  4. I love chalk art-it is amazing. It must take a while to do!
    YAY YOU WATCHED THE SORCERER'S/PHILOSEPHER'S STONE! That's cool because my best friend finished the last book a few days ago and we started a colab blog especially for Potterhead weirdness.
    I'm glad D&D is getting interesting! I always love when I get to an action fillled part.

    Oh, and BTW, I just got the Silmarillion yesterday-it looks very good!
    ~Kathryn

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    1. IKR!
      I hope she liked them :)
      IKR although I also like navigating towns and inns.
      OH MY GOODNESS *explodes from fangirl feels* THIS IS AWESOME. I hope you enjoy it! :)

      - Ellie

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  5. I know right? Isn't chalk art just plain amazing? XD
    ~Leah <3

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  6. CHALK ART *insert heart eyes emoji* those people are seriously talented.

    I just looked up cuttlefish and WOW, those are some cool fish.

    *cries because Superwoman picture* SHE IS QUEEN

    You know, I've always wondered one thing. Why is Iceland called Iceland and Greenland called Greenland when Iceland is green and Greenland is ice?

    That was extremely random, but I don't care. :P

    ~Noor

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    1. IKR.
      YES. TO CUTTLEFISH AND SUPERWOMAN.
      I think Greenland is called Greenland because the guy who discovered it only saw one of the tiny green parts. Or maybe cause he wanted people to come there and thought it was an attractive name. Or something. But idk about Iceland.

      - Ellie

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  7. Oh haha amazing post ! and chalk art is great !

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  8. How. I don't even understand how people can do that kind of chalk art. I can barely draw a straight line.
    SUPERWOMAN YAAAAYYY I love her.
    Okay I swear there are only like two glue guns that actually work because every time I grab one IT DOESNT WORK.
    Yay dungeons and dragons!

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    1. Very true me as well.
      IKRRRRR.
      Poor thing *consolatory head pat*
      Yes!

      - Ellie

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