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Dear Whoever Has Failed To See the Difference One Measly Comma Can Make,  10/23/2011

     I never thought about the difference one simple, little mark of punctuation can make. I mean, nobody really does, if we forget one nobody besides out grammar teachers are gonna get on our case, right? I noticed this a few times this week. So I took it as a sign and here I am. Check out these examples and see if, you can tell the difference of a comma or a period, the little things that “don’t” matter:

ex. #1) “Let’s eat Grandpa!”      OR

       #2) “Let’s eat, Grandpa!”

     Do you see the difference? In the first it’s saying let’s go cannibalistic and eat poor Grandpa over there. In the second, the speaker is telling their Grandpa that it’s time to eat ; their meal more than likely food.  See? One comma can be the difference between being a cannibal and being a good grandchild. Here’s the last stanza of a poem:

But soon your life goes on,

without another thought,

of the teary-eyed lady and her torn apart teenage daughter,

buying applesauce,

soon on their way home,

to care for a dying man, with undying love,

Focus on the last line: to care for a dying man, with undying love, 

Now see there’s 2 commas in this line. If you removed the first comma it’d look like this: to care for a man with undying love,

The remaining comma would mark the end of the line and that’d be it. Without the first comma, the meaning of the last line and the whole feel of the poem would be changed. It would make the line mean that they were caring for the man and the man had undying love.

With  both commas in it’d make the line have yet have another meaning the one the writer chose to go with and that from the way the whole poem is, makes a lot more sense. With both commas it’s saying that the lady and the daughter are going home to care for the dying man with THEIR undying love. See the difference? Did I explain that good enough? The man is on the receiving end of the undying love instead of the one having it and dishing it out.  So now I have to ask, do you see the difference a comma can make?

     Some grammar professionals want to get  rid of punctuation all together! Can you believe that? Our world would be filled with guessing, nothing 100% certain. It would be a gigantic guessing game. Already books are being banned, most schools aren’t being required to teach cursive writing, people watch the movies before reading the books (if they even read the books at all, which most don’t anymore), text talk is all over, while new words are being added to the dictionary all the time, words are also falling out of people’s vocabularies and being forgotten, and the grammar people of the world are trying to abolish punctuation. What’s next to be taken out of our literary world?

     How are we, as writers and in my case future writers, going to create worlds without our precious words? Think about it, it’s like a sketch artist without their pencil, a cook without it’s kitchen, or it’s a photographer without their camera. Kinda hard to do their jobs, yes?

     Here’s a dare to prove what I’m saying is true, I encourage you to try it: Find the physically closest person to you and ask them to tell you a story. Any story. Let them start to, then say something along the lines of “Ooops! I forgot to tell you- you can’t use words.” Watch their reaction. Bafflement? Confusion? Is it hard? Yes? Yes.

     So remember your commas! Dot your i’s and cross your t’s! Also please check out these awesome websites:

This one is to excersise your grammar skills and keep you sharp as you have fun: http://www.kwarp.com/portfolio/grammarninja.html

This one is where you can adopt words for free after you search through words that have been dropped from most people’s vocabularies and that nobody has probably heard: www.savethewords.org

                                                -the one who has had a grammar lesson or two, eshy,

 

 

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Dear Whoever Likes a Mad Lib Every Once In Awhile,    10/21/11

“Halloween wraps fear in innocence,
As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…” -Nicholas Gordon

“Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.”  -Steve Almond 

“A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.”    -Fred A. Allen

“Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being ”somebody,” to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over-animation. One can either see or be seen.”      -John Updike

Here’s a Halloween one. I’d love for you guys to fill it out in the comments of this post so I can read it. Or you could always print or write this out so you can do it with family or freinds. Here it is, entitled Interview With A Celevrity Vampire:

Recently I, __________(FIRST NAME) Walters, sat down with ________(NOUN)-famous actor and vampire, __________(MALE PERSON IN ROOM), to discuss his most recent work, his run-in with the law, and how he met his _________(ADJECTIVE) fiancee.

Q: How does it feel to have recently won the Motion Picture Academy ________(NOUN) for your performance in the coming-of-_________(NOUN) movie, “The __________(PERSON IN ROOM) Story”?

A: It was a/an ___________(ADJECTIVE) honor just to be nominated.

Q: Last month you were __________(ADVERB) arrested by the Hollywoos police for allegedly trying to turn someone into a/an __________(ADJECTIVE) vampire. Can you comment on that?

A: My friend ___________(CELEBRITY<MALE>) wanted to become a vampire. It was all a/an __________(ADJECTIVE) misunderstanding.

Q: Tell us about your romance with the ________(ADJECTIVE) actress, _____________(CELEBRITY <FEMAILE>).

A: Let’s just say I like to keep my private __________(NOUN) private.

 

     It’s me, eshy, again! I had to choose a vampire one because vampires are my favorite halloween thingy. And my favorite in general. I’m sorry I haven’t post much this month, like I said I would. But I have a post planned and typed waiting to be published, one a day, for this week.

                                                                              -the vampire and Mad Libs lover, eshy,

 

Dear Whoever…, #38

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Dear Whoever Has Ever Heard The Name Edgar Allan Poe: The Man That Is A Mystery,                                                                                        10/10/11

     eccentrickid95 aka La Stranezza(http://ofmyinsanity.wordpress.com/)  is our September/October contest winner. I’ll PM you with the details of the shipping and stuff. Also for our winner I’m offering you a guest post on top of your Complete Sherlock Holmes kit. Congratulations, Kid!!! 

“Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.” -Edgar Allan Poe, taken from a letter he wrote to Frederick W. Thomas on February 14th, 1844

     Many of Poe’s works were contained some   tragedy or another. Before we take a short dive(not even a dive, really more of a shallow slap into an inch of water) into Poe’s writing and his profession, here’s some back round on him.

     Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19th, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. For the next eleven years of his life would be schooling in various stages all over the world. Some places he went to school in included: Scotland, London, England, and Virginia. At twenty-one years of age he was not craving his 1st beer, well he could’ve. But at 21 he was appointed into the US Military Academy at West Point. A year later he was “dismissed because od disobedience and neglect of his duties as a cadet.” During the same year, his guardian, John Allan of Richmond, Virginia, refused to have anything to do with Edgar at the age of twenty-two.

     When Poe was twenty-six he started working for magazines. He was the editor for 4 different magazines over a total of 6 years. The next 12 years of his life were full of aiding an ailing wife.

     Poe was an unusual man: he never had money or hobbies, he had been called an alcoholic, a dope addict, and a-soon-to-be-suicide. Mr. Edgar wrote for money. It’s simple. He sometimes attacked other writers or people of his time in his writing. Poe didn’t only write for money, he wrote for his readers. As Poe turned 30, he realized his ability to write short fiction stories.

     Now for the short slap into the writing  of Poe. He typically wrote mystery or “depressing” stuff. To me his most famous work is his poem “The Raven”. It;s been rewritten and presented in many ways. In the poem,  the character’s wife died and he’s haunted by her ghost, it’s my understanding that the raven is there and the only thing it says is “Nevermore.” and the raven is the wife’s ghost or something. I like it cause it has that creepy feel to it. Especially now as we’re approaching Halloween.

     I hope you enjoyed my overview of Poe’s life and hopefully it gave you a bit of insight on the man who we’ll still be hearing about for decades to come. He was quite a mysterious man. But he was a writer. And through his writing one was able to see into many different worlds. Thank you, Edgar Allan Poe, for giving us the opportunity to see into these worlds that you wrote over 200 years ago.                                                       

     To see the poem, The Raven, follow this link: http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html

Dear readers, I’d also like to inform you that I’m going to try and fill a category a month, that’s 20 posts each month for me. So expect a lot more than you’ve been getting ‘kay? Also you can see all of my categories by Letter #s to the right. There’s a list of them, they each go by 20s and also on the right is a ‘category cloud’. These’ll come in handy if you wanna read some of my older posts or just scroll through them for some inspiration or critiquing. Also expect A LOT of this month’s posts to be Halloween-scare factor- related which includes vampires, werewolves, Sci-fi/Young Adult books, hopefully a Madlimb, perhaps a song, and anything else I’ll be scrounging up. Be sure to check back every new post to see what I’ve got going.

                                                                              Forevermore sincerely, eshy,

Dear Whoever…, #37

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Dear Whoever Likes Sherlock Holmes or Cares About The September/October Contest,                                                                                               9/30/2011

“Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” -Sherlock Holmes

     If you’ve been following my blog for at least a month then you know we have monthly contests. This month’s contest is a writing contest full of action, Sherlock Holmes style! There’s a specific scene I want you to rewrite. Here it is:

One night-it was on the twentieth of March, 1888-I was returning from a journey to a patient(for I had now returned to civil practice), when my way led me through Baker Street. As I passed the well-remembered door, which must always be associated in my mind with my wooing, and with the dark incidents of the Study in Scarlet, I was seized with a keen desire to see Holmes again, and to know how he was employing his extraordinary powers. His rooms were brilliantly lit, and, even as I looked up, I saw his tall, spare figure pass twice in a dark silhouette against the blind.

He was pacing the room swiftly, eagerly, with his head sunk upon his chest and his hands clasped behind him. To me, who knew his every mood and habit, his attitude and manner told their own story. He was at work again. He had risen out of his drug-created dreams and was hot upon the scent of some new problem. I rang the bell and was shown up to the chamber which had formerly been in part my own.

His manner was not effusive. It seldom was; but he was glad, I think, to see me. With hardly a word spoken, but with a kindly eye, he waved me to an armchair, threw across his case of cigars, and indicated a spirit case and a gasogene in the corner. Then he stood before the fire and looked me over in his singular introspective fashion.

“Wedlock suits you,” he remarked. “I think, Watson, that you have put on seven and a half pounds since I saw you.”

“Seven!” I answered.

“Indeed, I should have thought a little more. Just a trifle more, I fancy, Watson. And in practice again, I observe. You did not tell me that you intended to into harness.”

“Then, how do you know?”

“I see it, I deduce it. How do I know that you have been getting yourself very wet lately, and that you have a most clumsy and careless servant girl?”

“My dear Holmes,” said I, “this is too much. You would certainly have been burned, had you lived a few centuries ago. It is true that I had a country walk on Thursday and came home in a dreadful mess, but as I have changed my clothes I can’t imagine how you deduce it. As to Mary Jane, she is incorrigible, and my wife has given her notice, but there, again, I fail to see how you work it out.”

He chuckled to himself and rubbed his long, nervous hands together.

“It is simplicity itself,” said he; “my eyes tell me that on the inside of your left shoe, just where the firelight strikes it, the leather is scored by six almost parallel cuts. Obviously they have been caused by someone who has very carelessly scraped round the edges of the sole in order to remove crusted mud from it. Hence, you see, my double deduction that you had been out in vile weather, and that a particularly malignant boot-slitting specimen of the London savey. As to your practice, if a gentlemen walks into my rooms smelling of iodoform, with a black mark of nitrate of silver upon his right forefinfer, and a bulge on the right side of his top-hat to show where he has secreted his stethoscope, I must be dull, indeed, if I do not pronounce him to be an active member of the medical profession.”

I could not help laughing at the ease with which he explained his process of deduction. “When I hear you give your reasons,” I remarked, “the thing always appears to me to be ridiculously simple that I could easily do it myself, though at each sucessive instance of your reasoning I am baffled until you explain your process. And yet I believe that my eyes are as good as yours.”

“Quite so,” he answered, lighting a cigarette, and throwing himself down inro an armchair.

     Rewrite this. Give it a different ending. Throw in a plot twist. Add in a crazy girlfriend…get it? Good. This contest starts today, right now, and will be closed on October 9th, 2011  at 3pm PST. Keep it PG-13 and under 1,500 words. To enter just rewrite that whole thing starting from wherever you want to. Say like the middle or somthing. So rewrite it, then to enter simply post it as a comment on this post. I’ll pick the one I think is best on the week of 9/10/11 and post it. The winner will receive a complete Sherlock Holmes kit including: a magnifying glass, chalk(for a dead body outline), a plastic gun(maybe), and an eshysletters handwritten letter.

     To our July/August winners I apologize because my life took another turn(again) and you won’t be recieving your prizes, however what I will offer is a guest post if you want it. You can guest post about almost anything if you want. I’m so sorry. As for you E.R. I’ll be sending it soon.

                                                 I bid you all good luck and farewell, eshy,

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Dear Whoever Likes Books(Part 2),                                       9/19/2011

*“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” -Harold Kushner

*And here’s your humorous quote of this post: “A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and I could only have one book, what would it be? I always say ‘How to Build a Boat.” -Stephen Wright

                                                  http://readforrelief.blogspot.com/

Here’s a great organization/auction dealing with signed books and stuff of that sort being auctioned to raise money for Hurricane Irene Relief.

Now onto a big list of SOME books released in September:

After Obsession-Carrie Jones

Blood Wounds-Susan Beth Pfeffer

Burnout-Adrienne Marie Vrettos

Drink Slay Love-Sarah Beth Durst

Every You, Every Me-David Levithan

Fateful-Claudia Gray

Frost-Marianna Baer

Glow-Amy Kathleen Ryan

Perfect-Ellen Hopkins

So Silver Bright-Lisa Mantchev

The Isle of Blood-Rick Yancey

The Night Circus-Erin Morgenstern

Wonderstruck-Brian Selznick

You Agaisnt Me-Jenny Downham

Modelland-Tyra Banks (released 9/13/11)

*video trailer for Modelland:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bo8427cz0g&feature=player_embedded

*read the first chapter of Modelland here: http://www.randomhouse.biz/booksellers/childrens/files/2011/07/Modelland_ChapExcerpt_WEB.pdf

And now here’s a book released on September 6th that I’m DYING to read, mainly because it’s said to be a combination of my two favorite book series, Vampire Academy and Hunger Games, The Isle of Night. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’s author is Veronica Wolff. The overview reads:

“Is life offering fewer and fewer options? Then join the dead.

When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she’s whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she’s determined to do so, because to fail doesn’t mean dishonor-it means death.”

The trailer is just as kick-butt as the overview and the book is sure to be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcldtZHb8Xo&feature=channel_video_title

Though in the trailer I think it makes the book sound gory, and it might be, I haven’t read it yet. It also makes the vampires look really cheesy and stereotypical, which they might be, but that’s the good thing about reading books, there’s no pictures, your imagination makes the characters come to life and the characters to you are always what your imagination thinks of them first. That’s the beauty in reading books without pictures. If you’ve already read it, I’d love to hear what you think of it in my comments.

     And now an actual movie that the book world has been following for some time, or should I say a saga for awhile. Yep, the Twilight last adaption- Breaking Dawn. I’m going to admit I’m not a big Twi-hard. Actually, I’ll be sorta happy when they’re done making the movies because they ruined the story by blowing up the whole Edward vs. Jacob thing. And by doing so they just didn’t mess up the story in the books but they made an impact on the world that all vampire movies and books are JUST LIKE IT. Which quite frankly, makes me want to cry. Because most people have seen Twilight in the movies, and refuse to see or read any more vampire books and movies. It’s not totally the movies fault or the people producing the movies, I’m sorry I didn’t mean to rag on your work, it’s part your fault for ruining people’s views, but it’s also the people’s own stubborn fault for stereotyping and being stubborn. But like I said it is the movie’s fault too for blowing up the story and giving people all these things to judge vampires on. However, people will judge anything and everything, no matter what. SO moving on. Not all vampire books are about revenge not all vampire books are sappy love stories, and not all vampire books are gory, believe it or not. And if you don’t particularly fancy Twilight just know that not all vampires are the special sparkly Twilight kind, and that they’re are many various types out there. I suggest reading Vampire Academy.

     Anyways back to Breaking Dawn. It started out as a book and is soon to be a movie. Let’s take a peek at some of the pics of the set and the characters in costume shall we(since my computer is being stupid and I can’t find any of the vid clips I was going to show you)?

Looks like a real wedding pic doesn't it? The type of wedding picture on a mantle in a happily wedded home.

 

 And now onto a movie adaption I’ll actually be happy about seeing:

Grow up, yes, I actually said it, I’ll see Breaking Dawn, but I’LL BE HAPPY about seeing Hunger Games. Before Breaking Dawn I have to see Eclipse first right? Ha, I know I don’t keep up with Twilight much. But enough about Twilight, let’s move onto the Hunger Games. So it’s coming out ^^^on March 23rd, 2012. And I, along with many many others, cannot wait. Too bad, we’ll have to. But in the waiting process the producers have been throwing us some bones to naw on and kill some of that time waiting. What type of bones? I don’t know, things like video trailers, pictures, magazine covers, those type of bones.

Here’s an awesome article promising more Hunger Games, in the sequel movie adaptions, and talking all about Hunger Games, the movie and the trilogy: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/15/idUS170820862520110915

You can read the first couple of chapters here on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie?sk=app_186387361417514

http://www.thecapitol.pn/ here is where you can go onto the Capitol’s viral site and be assigned a district and keep up with the latest HG news. I have yet to be assigned my district, but I’m hoping for a district that had someone coming from it who had an actual role in the Hunger Games(say like Katniss, Rue, Prim, Peeta, Gale, Finnick).

And if you already HAVEN’T seen it, here’s the video clip from the movie that was introduced by Jennifer Lawrence(Katniss) at the MTV Awards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvyn86hObLw

On-the-set pics anyone?

Effie?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And now some lovely Entertainment Weekly magazine covers that I sadly didn’t find out in time to actually buy one.
 
 
 
 
 
Peeta and Gale<
        >Katniss>>>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<Gale
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
I just pledged at  http://readit1st.com/ to read the book before I see the movie whenever humanly possible. And to not let the movie ruin the book. Will you? WILL YOU?
The following block quote is all about ReadIt1st and why it was created and what it stands for.

We created Read it 1st because five of the top 10 movies of 2010 were based on books. Most of the people who watched those movies had never read the book. In fact, most people in America read fewer than two books per year. While movies are great, and we love them, the stories from those movies were originally envisioned in a different way. A way that requires more interaction, more brain, more relaxation, more free time, and more commitment. We think those are all things that the world doesn’t have enough of these days.

So we wanted to tell the world that we were pledging to read the book before we watch the movie from this day forth. And we also wanted to invite the world to do that with us.

                                                                                   the HG fan and bookworm, eshy, 
 
 

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Dear Whoever Likes Books,                                                                 9/17/2011

Some quotes:

  • Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.  ~Author Unknown
  • The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~James Bryce
  • If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.  ~Toni Morrison
  • A good book has no ending.  ~R.D. Cumming
  • Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.  ~Attributed to Groucho Marx
  • You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.  ~Paul Sweeney
  • Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.  ~Jessamyn West
  • Books can be dangerous.  The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.”  ~Helen Exley
  • Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

     What I’m about to blog about, I am not the first to blog about, not even the first to blog about on WordPress, but each person’s words are their own and every person says words a different way. In the current Freshly Pressed section on your WordPress homepage is a post about the very thing I’m going to post about but I assure you, I didn’t see that till after I had already written my first draft and thrown it out. Here’s a link to that blog:
http://talesfromanopenbook.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/mysterious-paper-sculptures/ . And here’s a link to the same bog that they linked: http://txikitoplanet.posterous.com/mysterious-paper-sculptures-at-edinburgh-libr. And finally, here’s the link that I first saw: http://community.thisiscentralstation.com/_Mysterious-paper-sculptures/blog/4991767/126249.html. Also if you get the Alice Marvels newsletter well that’s where I first heard about it from which then linked me to the last link I gave you. From there made me want to post, and from wanting to post I went on WordPress to find the other two links.

     Enough though about how I found out, about the artist, he or she remains a mystery. They are leaving beautiful, hand sculpted-sculptures in libraries in Edinburgh, Scotland. These remarkable and breath-taking sculptures are made out of books, paper. They’re so detailed and precise. Beautiful beyond belief.

     He’s leaving notes along with these sculptures at libraries. Notes similar to this one: “A gift in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. and all things *magic*” I wish he’d make a stop in America, cause I changed my mind, if I could meet anybody in the world, it’d have to be the guy or gal who made these, I mean that sincerely, there’s almost nothing that I’d like more than to shake their hand. The Mystery Artist leaves these in libraries where they sometimes go days without being discovered. Some are talking about putting them in museums or other places of the sort, some say put them in glass boxes just where the creator left them. I agree with the second opinion and so do some of the libraries who have received one of these generous gifts like this one:


This one was left right there among the shelves of books.

This one as you can see was on a windowsill in a library. This has to be my second favorite, well perhaps my third, well fourth. They’re all epic, all the way around.

Here’s yet another beautiful one. The note for this one had to do with the library’s Twitter name. Which was very clever of the artist. The library it was found in was the Scottish Poetry Library and the library’s Twitter account was: @byleaveswelive . The note read: “It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.…
… We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.…
This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?)” This tree was the first sculpture found in March of 2011.

 

This sculpture is of a gramophone and a coffin that was found in the National Library of Scotland in June of 2011. It was sculpted out of a copy of Ian Rankin’s, Exit Music. The note on this one, along with all the others, were addressed to the recieveing library’s Twitter account. It read:  “For @natlibscot – A gift in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. (& against their exit)” >>>

 THIS one is my all time favorite. The one right above is my second. It was found August 24th, 2011 along with another one at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This one was addressed to @edbookfest (The Book Festival). It was left and found on one of the signing tables at the festival in the Bookshop. The note left with this one reads: “To @edbookfest ‘A gift’ This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas…… & festivals xx” It’s a teacup mounted upon a stand, that’s standing on a book with a lovely cupcake sitting next to it. This sculpture includes a teabag with letters cut out on it, reading: “by leaves we live” . And in the teacup were the words swirled to read: “Nothing beats a nice cup of tea(or coffee) and a really good BOOK”. The book the stand is mounted to serves as the tea tray and on the tray next to the cupcake reads “except maybe a cake as well”. On the tray also are “coffee stains”  and a little saying that reads: “This cup is awarded to @edbookfest” . Here’s some closer pics of the sayings, teabag, cup, cupcake, tray, book mount, and coffee spills.

the mount and tea bag/ coffee stains, the cupcake ((LOOK AT THE DETAIL, THE FOLDS OF THE LINER))

This one was the other one found at the book festival. It was addressed to @edincityoflit (UNESCO Edinburgh City of Literature) and was found by their stand in the entrance tent. The tag on it reads: ” To @edincityoflit ‘A gift’ LOST (albeit in a good book) This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas…. “No infant has the power of deciding….. by what circumstances (they) shall be surrounded.. Robert Owen” .

It was carved out of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg. The following picture is of the back of the carving to the left.

  Pretty great huh? Yeah, I know. And that’s not all of them.

  Another scupture has been found in the Central Lending Library on George IV Bridge. It’s a book with a maginfying glass mounted atop it.

                                                                                                        
 

Here’s a picture of that circle you see cut out of the top of the book.

Get this(below) is the magnifying glass actually magnifying the words below it. The words in the picture above. Note that the magnifying glass is made out of paper like the whole sculpture and all the other ones. And below is the picture of the magnifying glass on display exactly where it was left and then discovered. Wickedly awesome. And a little down to the right is the note that was left along with the magnifying glass.

Below this text that I’m writing is one of the more elaborate sculptures of the set. It’s a scene in a paper cineama, one blog writes describing the scene- “punters arrayed on seats watching men and horses coming alive from the screen and charging outwards.”

 

See how their seats are books? Genius.

This is the left side of the above picture. The people made out of paper and their seats are books ; books made out of paper!  Look above(the very first picture on here) to see the left side of this sculpture. It’s pretty epic to see how the men on horses are coming out from the middle of the screen.

 See what I mean about how epic and complex and how  much time must have been put in it to make it look like that. I’m talking about the split in the screen that the men riding horses are coming through. Awesome yes? I didn’t lie and I won’t even say I told you so.

Okay, actually I will say it, I told you they were epicly awesome and don’t try to lie to  yourself and say that they’re not because you know that they are.

                                                                                                           the awed, eshy,

P.S. Guess what I wish for besides to shake the artist’s hand?……To live in Scotland, well not to live, but maybe a couple weeks visit. (; that’d be awesome, am I right?

Dear Whoever…,#34

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Dear Whoever Was Wondering About My Epic Pajama Pants,               9/11/2011

***My parents are vampires. Some people might think that sounds cool, but I’m not talking about those romanticized bloodsuckers, like in novels where everybody walks around in ruffled white shirts and can quote poetry.***

     Now that that’s out of the way, on with the post! My epic pajama pants have never been more epic to me then the day I saw them at Target, sometime near Christmas, shopping with my grandma. At first I wasn’t too sure of them, at the time I hated pink(they’re pink) and also at the time I wasn’t totally sure I liked the little black Scotty dogs on them either. Always a dog person and one for comfort, I still didn’t object when my grandma put them in the cart. Eight months and some odd days later, I’m sitting at the computer at night, on Chatzy with a close friend, Faith((Insert link to Faith’s blog here)) and a couple of people from NaNo and I don’t even know how it came up but they did, my pink epic pajama pants. Of course, I told them that when I borrowed a camera I might be able to post a picture of them on my blog, so here I am, keeping my promise.

E.P.P. sideways

     Whatdya think? Pretty epic? I think so.

Owner of the epic pajama pants, eshy(see below),

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P.S. This post, post #34, is also dedicated to whoever was on Chatzy that day when we happened to be talking about my pants and they were given the title “The Epic Pajama Pants”.  Thanks for reading, guys! And I apologize for the E.P.P. pic being sideways.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR August/September contest winner Extreme Reader. I’ll mail you your prize, an awesome signed Saving Zoe bookmark or sticker ASAP along with a handwritten eshysletters letter, ASAP. Thanks to everyone who entered, keep an eye out for next month’s contest.

***This is taken from pg.1, ch. 1, para. 2, 1st sent. of S.T.B.M. Just kidding that’s too many abr. in 1 sent. So here’s what I just said in actual English: The book I got this one from was Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley. It is the first sentence of the second paragraph on the first page of chapter 1. This book was voted an ALA Quick Pick for reluctant Readers. It’s hilarious. It is. It’s not the whole bloodsucking, I wanna eat you type vampires, and definitely not the shiny type either. But the main character is a typical teen with a little attitude that we all posses. She’s quite funny. There’s a few puns and the writing is so awesome and funny, and so teen-like written it makes any teen laugh when they pick it up. I suggest you read this one.***

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