First Review!

I’m writing my first review! It’s on a new Netflix show, Voltron: Legendary Defenders. I grew up with a particular sequel to the original and I am in love with this reboot! I’ll be posting it on tumblr first, and then maybe muse on whether or not to post it here too.

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There and Back Again (Once More into the Fold)

I haven’t read a book in a long time. I would probably say it’s been a year or two, since I recall picking up Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns to read and finish; but admittedly, I will say it’s been a long six years.

The hiatus stemmed from the fact that I had two major exams going on: my STEs (Sijil Thanawi Empat) and my GCE O Levels. That’s two full years of abstaining myself from reading fiction. It was definitely a struggle; I had a shelf full of books at my disposal at home and a lot of newly bought ones at the time! But alas, studies came first (and bore a sour fruit I will always remember).

It’s only midway through 2016 but I count it as the sixth year of my hiatus. It ended today.

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini was bought by me when it first came out in 2011, one of said new books mentioned earlier. I’ve only just started reading it today and I am GLORIOUSLY speed reading through it. I’ve forgotten that feeling of reading when imagining the words in my mind. But after my time dabbling in writing (the second reason for my long hiatus, I wanted to test my writing capabilities too), I’ve been picking up on an authors’ writing style too.

Maybe it came from my time reading online writers’ works, since most have a more poetic and descriptive style of writing. Short stories or ‘oneshots’ online have a tendency to feature that; longer and chaptered ones would have these too but at certain points only. Paolini, from the way he writes has this flair in his descriptions that make his work a joy to read: detailed enough to picture the whole scene step by step, a straightforward view of his story.

Wah, I really do miss blogging on here. I hope to start it up again, same with my reading.

Here’s to more future reads and better books to come!

A Piece Of My Past cont.

 A continuation of my old essay…of which I am very proud of. Why? This was the essay that showed me that I should start on writing my own stories. And I’m glad that I got a good grade for it too(:

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 At last, they arrived at the Furthest World, a realm where ice and snow freezes your heart.

 “Those who think that Gobby wants to freeze the Iris Star, say ‘aye’.” Blaze joked with worry in his eyes.

 “Aye.” Celestial responded.

 They landed on the slippery ground and trotted around, looking for a flame that stands out in the snow. In the distance they saw a flicker of hope and rushed towards it. They did not expect to take it and leave, of course.

 The Goblin stood in their way with an evil look in his eyes. He began jumping up and down, chanting “Pretty star mine, pretty star mine.”

 “Right. Stop dancing and give us the Star and you won’t get hurt.” Blaze said, then yelped when a troll bigger than him stood between him and the star.

 Gobby smiled and chanted “No. Kill them, kill them!”, prancing around the Star. With a mighty leap, Celestial pushed off the ground when the troll brought his fist down. Blaze charged at the troll but was hurtled back when it swung its arm at him. They fought on and on until they noticed the Iris Star began to fade into nothing.

 Celestial and Blaze looked into each others eyes. They were fighting a losing battle but they were not giving up. They swiftly dodged the troll and crashed into each other, just as Celestial’s wings touched Blaze and his horn touched her. A flash of brilliant light wrapped around them. It blinded the troll and the Goblin and in their place stood a grey horse with a silver horn and gold wings.

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 Let me know about what you think of the essay so far. The last part of the essay will come out soon.

A Piece of My Past

 I was flipping through a few of my files. I found an old, primary school essay I did. I thought maybe I should share it.

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 Far beyond the edge of the world lived two best friends: Celestial and Blaze, a pegasus and a unicorn.

 Celastial had a  mane of polished silver, her coat colour was bright white and her eyes shone gold. Her wings were like that of a swan and she was the falling star that flew in the Sky.

 Blaze was as black as night, his mane was as wild as a storm and his eyes was dark onyx. Only his horn were as silver as the stars and he was the night that galloped in the Sky.

 All was peaceful in the Sky until the sky began to dim, turning it into darkness, blacker than night. Celestial was trying to find Blaze when crashed into something.

 “Hey, watch it!” Blaze exclaimed, rubbing his sore leg where Celestial’s hoof had hit.

 “Change into lime green then!” she snapped back. “You blend too well now that the Sky has dimmed.”

 “Why is the sky dimming?” Blaze asked, the eyes on his face watching her anxiously.

 Celestial sighed, “The stars are losing their will to burn. The Iris Star has been stolen by that mad goblin, Gobby Gobs Globber.”

 “You mean Gobby Glob Gob.” Blaze corrected.

Celestial shrugged and told Blaze that if the Iris Star is not where it is supposed to be, it will be the last time the stars will ever shine. Both knew that without the Iris Star, eternal darkness and coldness shall be brought forth.

 They agreed to travel together as two heads are better than one. The Iris Star was what they swore to protect and they didn’t wish to break their pledge.

 The journey was long but not perilous. The goblin left no trap in his wake. But they did not hesitate as they galloped through the Forest of Stars, swam in the river of Stones and travelled from World to World…

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 I’ll continue this story next time…Let me know what you think of my old-school work.