Thursday, August 25, 2011

I was just totally Clueless.

But if you read on, you should know the movie will be ruined. Some of these spoilers are hard. core.

Some of the best movies out there are teen movies. Classics like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club--all teen. I have a special fondness towards "old" teen movies. My favourite movie of all time is Clueless with Brittany Murphy. Speaking of, I cried the day she died. The world lost a little piece of sunshine ♥

Moving on, Clueless is my number one for a lot of reasons. It's got a ditzy, but not totally dumb, blonde who can change her grades by persuasion; a stylish black girl with dreadlocks who's always fighting with her boyfriend (the actor is Turk from Scrubs!) but totally loves him; a smart, hot, college guy who happens to be Cher's (blonde) ex-step-brother; a gorgeous guy who turns out to be gay; a dramatic but kinda cute skater guy deemed loser; and that pretty, awkward, new girl who's just so totally clueless Cher and Dionne just have to give her a make-over and make her popular. 

Usually I don't love those American, clique-y type of movies. But, gosh, you can't not love this movie. It's funny, and sarcastic, and Cher is just so ditzy at times you want to reach into the screen and hug her. She's not annoying, like you'd expect. She's cute. 
Tai (Brittany Murphy) is so awkward. She dresses daggy, says the daggiest things, draws cartoons on her folder of that cartoon character with the green helmet thing on and you can't see his face. I forgot his name. Anyway, she listens to Cher and Dionne's advice like it's the answers to the VCE exams. She drops her interest, or at least tries to, with the skater dude and goes after the guy that Cher and Dionne pick out. 

I could go on and on and on and on and on and on and--well, you get the idea. But I have to go to sleep soon if I feel like going to school on time tomorrow. 

Anyway, go watch the movie! You will not regret it.

Here are some quotes from the movie, too, just to give you a taste of its epicness.

Cher: Would you call me selfish?
Dionne: No, not to your face. 

Cher: I want to do something for humanity.
Josh: How about sterilization? 

Murray: Woman, lend me fi' dollas.
Dionne: Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me "woman".
Murray: Excuse me, "Ms. Dionne."
Dionne: Thank you.
Murray: Okay, but, street slang is an increasingly valid form of expression. Most of the feminine pronouns do have mocking, but not necessarily in misogynistic undertones. 

Cher: Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie. 

Cher: Daddy's a litigator. Those are the scariest kind of lawyer. Even Lucy, our maid, is terrified of him. And daddy's so good he gets $500 an hour to fight with people. But he fights with me for free because I'm his daughter. 

Amber: Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn't want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose.
Dionne: Well, there goes your social life. 

Cher: If it's a concussion, you have to keep her conscious, okay? Ask her questions.
Elton: What's seven times seven?
Cher: Stuff she knows. 


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Electives and Dumb Schools

I’m starting Year 10 next year and I’m about to submit my elective choices.
I’m an Acie, meaning I’m in the ACE class. Accelerated Learning and all that shizz. I think for Americans, you have an AP class? All my classes would be AP if I were American.
Anyway, my school is


I’m raging here. I’m not affect by its stupidity—but everyone else is.
I’m probably confusing you. Let me explain.

Our electives for next year are divided into three groups: A, B and C. ORIGINAL.

Anyway, A is meant to be subjects that go under Design, Creativity and Technology. Food Tech, Textiles, Xbox Gaming, Micro robotics and all that stuff no one cares about (sorry, that’s mean.) Almost no one wants to do any of these subjects.

B is Arts and Drama.  Everyone loves this group. There’s Photography, Media, Drama, Music Performance and all that brilliant stuff everyone wants to do!

C is brilliant also! Italian, and all the VCE subjects our keen minds are PUMPED FOR.
Problem? We have to choose one from group A and one from group B. C is optional. There’s a maximum of two electives from each group.

*cue intense rage*

It’s like yeah, we get that you want us to have a    b r o a d    range of subjects and not totally narrow down our options. But we know what we do and don’t want to do.  We DON’T want to be FORCED into doing a group A subject that brings us NO PLEASURE AT ALL and will probably permanently scar us and OPPRESS our young impressionable minds. It’s a waste of time being made to do a subject we don’t want to do when we can study something we know will help us and we want to do.
Me? I’m right. Because I’m doing Italian I’m exempt from this dumb as goats rule. But nearly all my friends are suffering from this rule.

People are getting serious about moving schools if things don’t change. It’s getting so bad, they want to go to the feral school. Yeah, it has a FABULOUS range of electives but it has no uniform and the kids there are feral, bogan and wear slutty sports uniforms.


But our school is dumb. So things won’t change. And everyone will leave. And I’ll be alone.

Oh, and why is doing Italian make you exempt from the dumb rule? you ask.
We get 5 elective spots. We’d have 6 but General Science takes up one and that’s compulsory.
We get the choice of doing VCE or VET subjects next year, too. Acies do at least one, because our Humanities class is replaced by some dumb VCE Australia and Global Politics thing that has next to no history in it—the only thing I like about Hum..
 But because they’re year-long subjects (VCE) they take up two spots. Cool. I have3 spots left.

Italian is a year-long subject, too. A two-spot sucker. And if you want to do LOTE in Years 11 and 12, you have to do Italian in Year 10. Fair enough, bro.
That’s 1 elective left.

If you have to do a group A and B subject, you can’t. You only have one spot. So the rule is cancelled in this situation.

Electives I’m doing next year (hopefully):
VCE Literature (with VCE Psychology as back-up)
Music Performance (with Media as back-up)

I have less electives this year than last year but whatevs.

My rant is complete. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Something New

I should probably stop starting new projects with some unfinished ones that are crying out my name. But oh well.

So far I've got this:

Wytches live on the moon. We don't see this because of the glamour. The wytches aren't happy with our progress space-wise. Soon we'll discover them and the other worlds out there and their Prophetesses see a war coming when this does happen.

There are two kinds of wytches. Wytchresses and Prophetesses. Wytchresses are born on lunar eclipses and Prophetesses on solar eclipses. My MC, Levana, was born on neither a solar or a lunar eclipse. She is the subject of a prophecy by a Prophetess, and her mother wasn't happy with this as it would take her daughter's free will right away.

Her solution? Send her kid to Earth with a close friend to live in a sort of peace until the time comes for her to learn who she is.

That's all I've got so far. Oh, as well as a best friend romance. But I'm just going to write this all down and save it somewhere I won't look at again until I finish something!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Design

As you may have noticed--I'd suggest an eye check if you haven't--I've got a new blog design.

*oohs and aahs*

How pretty is it?

The wonderfully talented Mariella H (you may remember her from this post) fixed this all up for me overnight like magic!

I got to choose the picture and she basically made the colour scheme to match the photo which I found off of weheartit.

Snaps for Mariella!!!