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The Train

Hello everybody! Sooo I'm in a creative writing class this semester in school, so lately I've been sharing pieces from there. I'm not really sure how I feel about this one, but I thought I might as well share it and see what you think. Feel free to leave constructive criticism. Thanks for stopping by! -Mischief Managed, July
The Train The first thing Leander noticed about Maeve was the crimson colored stain that hung on her lips. They mesmerized him, her lips, and whenever she laughed, he would watch them curl up at the ends and tighten over her teeth in a happy grin. The first thing Maeve noticed about Leander were his eyes. They were strange and didn’t seem to match anything else about him. Maeve later described them as bold African deserts, unforgettable and entangling, but always somehow changing. Their paths crossed purely by coincidence the first time-- a crowded city train, people together like clothes in an overstuffed suitcase, and only one seat left. A puff of smoke e…

I Stink At Poetry

Heyyyya!
So I haven't posted in a while, and you definitely deserve some words from me, so here are two fresh, unrevised poems that I wrote for a class in school. To be honest, I really struggle with poetry. My problem with it is that I feel as poetry is an extremely personal writing experience and so the readers cannot connect and relate to the words very easily. Maybe it's just me, but poetry is extremely hard to understand unless I was the one who wrote it.

I would definitely appreciate some constructive feedback! Also let me know what ideas you can get out of my poems. Enjoy!


Gravity Neverending floatation condemns the people of Cannonsville: The cold surrounds each and every one, but you barely feel a chill Marit’s head is stuck in the clouds, yours is nearly in space Left of the real you, there is scarcely a trace.
Reality grasps your heel to force you back to earth, But it’s been far too long and your feet don’t know how Of gravity, there is a certain and noticeable dearth.
T…

A Memoir: Killing the Pablo Picasso Inside

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Killing the Pablo Picasso Inside
When I was young, I had apparently had aspirations to be an artist. Rain was leaking from the sky in a slight drizzle, and I had no appointments on my extremely (not) busy schedule as a five year old, so I decided to lug up the giant art box, or treasure chest as is more easily compared to and do something productive. My brother helped me set up the red, blue, and yellow Fischer Price easel while I tore giant pages out of a pad of paper meant just for projects like the one I was about to embark on. After I had slaved away creating seven or eight masterpieces, I began to think about what I should do with my artwork. Just like any normal five year old, I came up with the perfect plan. I drew and advertisement poster, slid into my rain jacket, and hauled all of my things (plus my brother) out to the driveway because I had decided to sell my pictures. They were on sale for 25 cents each, and as soon as I sold them all, I knew I was going to be rich. My brot…

A Memoir: What the Heck??

Heyyy guys,
So I wrote this little memoir for my Creative Writing class in school, and I just wanted to share it with you to hopefully pass on little bit of wisdom that I learned this past year. 
The prompt was to write about a moment of awesomeness in your life. Let's go :)

It's hard to pick just one moment of awesomeness from my life, but the one I feel compelled to write about is what I would consider bittersweet, both positive and negative. It started out completely positive for me and those who knew about it, but just recently, I learned something about it that shattered the proud feelings I had gotten from it. Let me explain. 
Last robotics season,  I was put in charge of writing an essay for a prestigious award that crowned a leader as one other leaders should strive to be like. This award is called the Woodie Flowers Award. I chose my school's head mentor, Randy. In the past, one of my friends and I had written a different essay about Randy, and he won mentor of the ye…

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

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Heyyyya friends! So I've seen this tag floating around on the blogosphere lately, and I decided to do it myself! Happy reading! 
A POPULAR BOOK YOU DIDN'T LIKE.  MY ANSWER: IF I STAY BY GAYLE FORMAN
I found this book terribly boring and was quite disappointed considering all of the hype it had. I couldn't relate to the main character, had trouble feeling any sense of sympathy for her, and frankly, I didn't care whether she decided to stay or go.


A POPULAR AUTHOR  YOU CAN'T SEEM TO GET INTO. MY ANSWER: JOHN GREEN
I hate his characters, his plots, the way his books are written, and basically everything about them. Granted, I haven't read all of his books but in my opinion, John Green novels are highly overrated and not worth the time or money. 

A LOVE TRIANGLE WHERE THE PROTAGONIST ENDED UP WITH THE PERSON YOU DIDN'T WANT THEM TO BE WITH. MY ANSWER: GALE --> KATNISS <-- PEETA
I was not happy with how this love triangle turned out. Of course I can't explain mu…

Restarting

Heyaaa! July here again, and I think this is the closest that I've posted two things here on my blog in a LONGGG time (visit my previous post HERE). I know, I'm such a failure at blogging! Well, good news is that I'm getting back on track :)

Anyway, I'm going to get straight to the point of this post. So many of you probably don't know that I actually have a Facebook, Tumblr, and a Twitter page, all of which you should go and take a look at. The reason I'm telling you this is because lately, I've been feeling like my blog is going rapidly down the hill as I don't get near as many views or comments as I used to, so I made these pages in order to promote my blog and get new viewers while reminding old ones to come for a visit.
I know that sounds terrible, like I'm only blogging for attention, but blogging is honestly one of my favorite things. To me, it's very therapeutic to put my thoughts and parts of my life out there and have people to talk wi…

My Unexplained Summer Hiatus Explained!

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Hey hey hey! Let me just start out by saying I'm really sorry that I've been ignoring my blog AND all your blogs this summer. You guys probably don't even remember who I am anymore!! Summer's been busy and fun, and I've been using the past three months to unplug, take a break from the internet, and recharge and become inspired again for my blog.

Anyway, because of my hiatus, I feel as if we should start over.
Let me reintroduce myself.... Hello! My name is July A. Emmance, but you can call me July, or really whatever else floats your boat. Let me tell you about my summer. I live in a very culturally proud little town the borders beautiful beaches giving us fun for both summer and winter such as swimming, tanning, boating, skiing, ice-fishing, iceberg walking, and gorgeous sunsets on the beach year-round. I spent a lot of time at my local beach this summer.....






Michigan also has an abundance of fresh fruits to pick in the summer, so I picked a lot of blueberries!! 




Can You Survive the Battle of Hogwarts??

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HAIIII! I have been ignoring my blog. It's true. It's been shoved to the side and kicked around on the ground for some time now, and it's time I change that again. There has been quite a lot going on in my life since I blogged last, butttt the highlight was probably going to the robotics WORLD competition in St. Louis.... I'll probably share more about that with you later, but since it's exam week at my school, I need to focus on that right now. This blog post is my allotted study break lol. Also, the promised Q and A will be coming first thing this summer! I didn't forget ;P
Anyway, this post is going to be Harry Potter themed, so have fun and read on! 

First of all, take this QUIZ to see if you can survive the battle of Hogwarts!! It's like a choose your own adventure story, so let me know who you played as and how you died (or if you survived!!). 
















Mischief Managed, July

It's Time to Ask July!

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Hey y'all! My school is officially on spring break (WHOOOWHOOOO), so I'm finally free! My family is sticking around Michigan during this week and a half that I don't have school because the robotics state competition is coming up next weekend. I am super, super excited for that for two reasons- 1) because I think--and hope-- we're going to do really well and 2) because we get to play with teams that we haven't seen this year and I get to see my robot friends from those teams.
Two weekends ago, we played our "home competition" which is considered the toughest in Michigan, and we ended up in second place. I had a super fun weekend there because I presented my team's Chairman's presentation to the judges for the last time, hung out with friends from other teams, and caught up with some alumni who came to see how we were doing.

Anyway, while I've got nothing to do this spring break, I thought I'd try to make an "Ask July" post or vid…

The Library of the Future

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Heyyyy guysssss,
Quick life update before the real post:
Sooooo I've been SUPPPPPERRRR busy with robotics lately. Basically every weekend I'm booked with something to do with robots. Two weekends ago, my team went to an event (I HAVE STORIES FOR YOU! I'm in the process of writing that post....), last weekend, I volunteered at an event, and this coming weekend and the weekend after my team goes to two more events. Then I think I get one week off, and then we'll head off to state (assuming/hoping we make it!) and then hopefully we'll be on our way to the world competition after that. Whew.... BUSY-NESS! So I apologize to you all for ignoring you guys on this blog, and yours'. I'll try to do better!

Anyway, the main topic of discussion today is "the library of the future."
"What in the world is that?" you ask?
I'll tell you. A while back, I read an article about how Katie Paterson, a Scottish artist, came up with a project called The Fu…

July, Andre, and the "Most Likely To" Challenge!

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Hello everyone! It's been so long since I've done a post on here, so today, I thought I'd share with you guys a video that my friend Andre and I made.  Who is Andre? I'm glad you asked. Andre is a good friend of mine from school, who is also a new blogger here in the blogosphere! Her blog is full of poetry, thoughts about life, and other random things that will just make you laugh. I know it would really mean a lot to her if you followed her blog, Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust, and you can find that if you click HERE. Tell her I sent you!
Also, make sure you watch our video! Hopefully you get to know us a little better, and I hope that we were able to make you laugh a little bit too. As you can probably tell after watching the video, our friendship is pretty dysfunctional, but I love it!
And for those of you who can't see the video embedded into this post, HERE's a link that will take you to YouTube. 
Thank you all so much for watching, I hope you enjoyed it! A…

Whose Brainchild Are You?

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Hey guys! I haven't done a post like this for a while, so one is long overdue!

Anywho, I found a quiz on the internet that explains why you act in certain ways in terms of your brain, and then tells you what famous people you are the brainchild of and why. When I saw this quiz I was kind of like "this is really weird but I'll try it," and after taking it and reading what it had to say about me, I was like "oh my word, this is totally me!"
I don't know if this is interesting to you guys or not, but it kind of amazed me how well it could describe me. I think it's cool to find out what famous minds are similar to mine.


I got Ludwig Mozart (a mixture of Mozart and Beethoven) as my brain-parents which I thought was kind of awesome because both of them were very famous musicians and I am very musically influenced in life.


If you guys want to take the quiz, click HERE, but don't forget to come back and tell me in a comment who your brain-parents are an…

Fictional World Writing Contest

Hello lovely people of the internet! I was thinking the other day about what to bring back on my blog that I haven't done in a while, and thought why not have another writing contest!? It's been nearly two years since I've done one (oh wow, how the time flies!), so a contest way overdue.

"Tell us the juicy details!" you say? Sure thing.
The prompt of this contest will be to create a story snippet about yourself set in your favorite fictional world, from either books, movies, other media, or even your own imagination. Since the word count is so small (200-350 words), your goal is to write something that will leave us wanting to read more, and show off your fictional world.
What do you say? Please give it a try!


There are a few rules that your entry must comply too... They are the following
- One entry only please
- You must be following me to enter
- It must be between 200 and 350 words, give or take some
- Must be about the given topic
- Must be edited to your ability …

8 2015 Books That I Plan On Reading

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Hi guys! I've been in the process of putting this post together for a while now, and I've just now finished it. You see, I was planning to post it this past week, but we had exams and my life was probably the most stressful it's ever been because of studying, studying, sleeping, and then some more studying. It was crazy. Trust me. I was even so freaked out about my chemistry exam that I moved it to today instead of Wednesday, giving me a two extra days to prepare, which definitely payed off because I got a 95% on the exam, letting me pass the class with a 98%. So yay! I think I got all A's in all my classes, but not all of the exam grades have been put in yet. Ok, enough rambling now. Sorry, it's late, and my brain has been overloaded all week. 

Anyway, I thought I'd concoct a post about a whole bunch of books that come out this year that I want to read! I basically looked through a Goodreads list with tons and tons of books and picked out the ones that sounded …