Specter of the Past

Review of Book Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn.  🙂

BEST. STAR WARS BOOK. EVER.

I loved it!  The plot was great, the characters were captured PERFECTLY and there were some funny parts too!!  😀

I won’t give anything away, because it is an AMAZING book…..but I will leave you with these brief ratings….

 

Overall Rating:  10/10  The book exceeded my expectations.  🙂

Character Rating:  Well, this rating is for character ‘correctness’ because it is a Star Wars novel, and is technically a Fanfic, and not all the characters are always captured ‘accurately’.  For Specter of the Past, I give the character rating 10/10.  🙂  Timothy Zahn is THE best Star Wars author, and he captured all these characters PERFECTLY.  🙂

Rating from Christian/Modest POV:  This rating is essentially saying “was it appropriate, did it have any explicit scenes, etc.” the rating for this is 9/10, since there were some very violent scenes, and the bad guys were….well…..bad.  XD

Whenever I review books or movies from now on, I would write them like this.  🙂

So you all need to go out and either buy and read, or reread or just read in general, Timothy Zahn’s Specter of the Past, because it is was beyond amazing.  🙂  I am off to read the sequel, Visions of the Future.  😉

Love you all!!!!

Fallon Skywalker Solo Tremain Darcy Jones Flynn Davis <333

P.S. The next post I will do will most likely be a ranty ‘halloween’ post, so beware…my opinions about Halloween are not the average opinions of it…..xD  And that post is already in motion, so whatever.  😉  Enough with the ‘P.S.’.  Comment!  Talk to y’all later!!!

I am officially a Hopeless Romantic

Isn’t it pathetic?  I know it is.  But it’s true.  I am a hopeless romantic.

I watched the Hallmark Channel’s “Love Begins” movie last night.  Yes, I DO watch the Hallmark Channel!!!!!  I watch Little House on the Prairie on that channel, and a few other shows too.  😉

 

Anyway….Love Begins was an AMAZING movie.  Jamie Joyce, you’d LOVE IT.  😀  It is a romantic girl’s dream.  It takes place during the gold rush….but this town that the movie takes place in is somewhere in Texas (I believe).

I just was going through pictures on websites from this movie and it is official.  I AM IN LOVE.  ❤

 

I’ll break down the movie/characters now.  😉

Okay, like I said, it takes place during the Gold Rush.  The town is somewhere in Texas (I think) and it’s got a super cute little town.  🙂

Ellen and Cassie Barlow live by themselves on their family farm, since their Father died a while back.  They’re having problems keeping up the farm by themselves, but Ellen is stubborn and refuses to get help from someone in town.  Then a really bad storm hits and destroys the barn door and part of their garden, and Ellen starts warming up to the idea of hiring some help.

Ellen and Cassie are in town for some supplies when they stop in their friend Millie’s restaurant.  A fight breaks out in the diner, and Ellen takes Cassie home.

Clark Davis was in the fight at Millie’s.  But he feels really bad about ruining Millie’s shop, because of his idiot friend who doesn’t use his brain.  😛  Clark and his friend (who’s name escapes me…) are thrown in jail.  His friend breaks out, while Clark stays to right his wrongs.  🙂

Ellen grudgingly hires  Clark to come work on her farm, so he can pay off his debt to Millie.  Well….the rest is history.  🙂

At first she hates him.  Then they warm up to each other, and then it turns into something more.  😀

Characters:

Ellen Barlow:

Ellen is a hard worker, but she’s incredibly stubborn.  She lives with her younger sister Cassie on the family farm.  She harbors hard feelings for people after the Gold in California (like Clark was before coming upon their town..) because her old boyfriend left for Cali and never wrote, contacted or came home.  She ends up falling in love with her hired hand, Clark Davis.

Cassie Barlow:

Cassie is a little more easy-going than her older sister Ellen.  She befriends Clark almost immediately and helps her sister see the light.  😉

Clark Davis:

Clark dreams of adventure, travel and gold.  He aimed to go to California, after the gold in the hills there.  After his friend since childhood abandonded him and left him in jail (great friend, huh?) Clark decided to stay in Town and pay his debt to Mrs. Millie.  He was hired out to the Barlow family farm, and ended up falling in love with Ellen Barlow.  🙂

oh my force he is so hot!!!! XD

Millie:

Millie owns the restaurant in town and is known for her pie.  🙂  She’s a good friend of Ellen Barlow and her daughter (Rose) is best friends with Cassie Barlow.  Millie forgives Clark for wrecking her store, and ends up treating him like a friend.  😀

 

Now……more pictures!  😀

.....AHHHHHH SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

This is my current laptop wallpaper. :3

 

Well, that was an amazing movie.  BEST PART?????

It was romantic.  BUT that’s not the BESTEST part.  😉

Bestest part???  It was a Christian movie. 😀  Clark was led (back) to the Lord through Ellen’s faith.  😀  I loved that part.  🙂  I like when they prayed at Sunday Dinner.  And when……Never mind.  SPOILERS!  XD  I won’t say.  😉

 

So, go look up this movie!  😉  I am STILL fangirling about it. 😉

Love you all!!!!

Love Begins….

Fallon Skywalker Solo Tremain Darcy Jones Flynn Davis (yes, yes, it’s yet again longer…)  😉  <333

P.S. This post will probably be copy and pasted onto my Blogger Blog.  😀

 

TRON Legacy = Fangirl’s Dream

OH MY GOODNESS.

 

I watched TRON Legacy for the first time over the weekend while sleeping over at Maryanna’s house.

O.O

 

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I AM GOING TO DIE IT WAS SO EPILY AWESOME I CAN’T EVEN EXPLAIN IT EVERYONE WITH A TV GO BUY OR RENT THIS MOVIE AND SEE IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

….

*takes deep breaths*

Okay.  So this movie was…in a word, AWESOME.  In two words EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS.

I can honestly say that I have wanted to see this movie, but only because my girlfriends over at The Lakehouse Forums told me how awesome it was.  Clu and Rinzler fangirls, JediKnightGrl and Rex’sgirl made me CRAVE to see this movie.  XD

Well, I’ve seen it.  And ten minutes in I was hooked.  😉

First of all, Sam Flynn…the main character, is SO HOT.  SOOOO HOT.  XD  Every ten minutes, Maryanna or I would gasp, sigh, squeal or breathe ‘he’s so hot!’.  XD  Seriously.  We were pathetic.  😛

I half expected this movie to be a ‘nerdy sci-fi movie’, I mean, it’s about a living video game.  😛  But I was SO WRONG.  It was sci-fi-y with the whole, ‘other world, different dimension’ feel to it, but it was just kriffing AWESOME with the plot line too!!!!!  😀  There was a very cool plot, and the characters were believable and extremely well cast.  Sam and Kevin Flynn’s father-son relationship was just perfect.

Now let me break down the characters a bit….for those of you who care enough to find out…

Kevin Flynn:

Creator of ENCOM, video game designer, owner of Flynn’s Arcade.  He created the world of TRON.  🙂  Kevin goes missing when he went to work one day, and was never seen again, leaving his young son Sam alone.  😦

Sam Flynn:

Son of Kevin, rightful owner of ENCOM, though he wants nothing to do with it.  He pranks the company once a year, because he feels it has totally gotten off track of his father’s original dream, and can’t be around things like that.  He lives in a garage in a garbage dump, with his dog and motorcycle.  When going to the old Arcade, Sam accidentally gets sucked into the World of TRON, and is amazed to find the stories his dad told him when he was little were real.  😉

You are seriously insane if you don’t think he’s hot.  XD

*faints*  😉

Quorra:

QUORRA IS AWESOME.  She’s an ISO (spelling?), a life form that Kevin Flynn created as apart of the TRON Universe.  She’s the only ISO who survived the ‘purge’.  Quorra and Sam become friends (and maybe even more than that….)  😉  Quorra is the heroine of the movie….since all good movies need one.  😉


CLU:

Clu is the bad guy!!!  My dear sistah JediKnightGrl is in love with a villain!!!  XD  LOL!  😉  Clu is actually pretty awesome in his own evil way.  Clu was created by Kevin to create the ‘Perfect System’ in the TRON world while Kevin lived in the real world.  But Clu got too smart and decided that to create a truly PERFECT system, he needed total power.  He overthrew the good that Kevin had done and sent Kevin into hiding.  He also messed with Tron (RINZLER)’s head, and made him a minion of his evil-ness.  o.o  In the words of JediKnightGrl….Clu is just misunderstood.  He thinks he’s doing as Kevin asked, creating the PERFECT system.  😉

Rinzler:

Okay, at first I was SOOOO confused.  XD  Rinzler and Tron are the same person.  Tron was the original hero that Kevin created, and Tron tried to protect Kevin when Clu tried to kill him.  But Clu took Tron hostage and turned him into Rinzler, who is also misunderstood.  XD  Rinzler is really cool actually, he fights with two lightdisks and has mad lightcycle skills!  😉

Gem:

Gem is one of the weird girls who come and get Sam ready for ‘The Games’.  She’s actually not that great, in my opinion.  I like her hair though.  XD

See?  Cool hair!!!!!!!!!  😀

Zeus:

He’s the guy who owns the bar, is the perfect entertainer, supposed helper of Kevin Flynn or Quorra or someone.  I knew the second he came on screen he was a bad guy.  XD  He annoyed me.  😛

Plot:

It was original, had good depth, and I loved the overall message from Kevin.  Perfect is impossible, the real perfection was right in front of him (his son, Sam) and he was missing it.  😉  I nearly cried.

The Ending:

All good movies have some kind of epic ending, some climatic explosion or light effect to make it so impact worthy.  Seriously, think about it!  Almost every movie ends with some kind of explosion, light show, fireworks, fire, or something else similar.  Want proof?  Fine.

 

 

 

See???  Well, TRON was no exception (See last Picture).  That was just so epic.  I almost burst into tears in the heat of the moment.  XD  It was AWESOME.  SO SO AWESOME.  Seriously.  I loved it.  Two crossover pictures that have made me smile for hours on end…..

Guess what picture is my FAVORITE EVER now???  XD

😀  😀  😀  😀

So now you see……..TRON Legacy is incredible.  I hope you all go watch it immediately!  I must OWN TRON STUFF AND THE TRON MOVIE!  😀  It was just too good.  😉  Okay, now there’s just one thing left to say…..

“It’s the End of the Line, Man.”  😉

Fallon Skywalker Solo Tremain Darcy Jones Flynn ❤ (my name seems to get longer and longer by the day!)  😉

What a Wonderful Day!

I am having a good day.  I literally JUST posted on my Blogger Blog last night/this morning/yesterday, so I am just going to post here instead.  😉

I am having a GOOD day!  We’ve been doing school all day, and enjoying ourselves.  My mom hasn’t yelled much, my sister and I have goofed off enough to get our sillies out, and now we’re on a break!!  🙂

My school work this year is VERY complicated.  Our new program is nuts.  XD  It’s only the first week in and I’m stressed.  But so far, we’re having a good time, and it’s  not /too/ bad.  Yet.

My mom was so hilarious this morning.  My mom is a HUGE Star Wars fangirl….almost as bad as me.  O.o  So she wore her Her Universe T-shirt today, (the Han and Leia ‘I Know’ shirt) and she wore her ‘Corellian’ shoes today.  XD  During spelling she was teaching my sister her words, and used one in a sentence.  xD

Mom:  “Chin.  Han Solo has a scar on his chin.”

Me:  “BA HAHAHA!!!”  *spits out water she was drinking*  xD

Mom:  “What???”

Me:  *facepalm*  XDD

That was so much fun.  XD

Tomorrow is Saints, our P.E. group.  I LOVE P.E.!!!!!!!  I get to see my friends, have fun playing sports (even though I don’ t like sports) and I get to talk about Star Wars.  xD

My lead coach this year is Coach…..(gimme a sec to think up an internet name for him…) Coach…..Coach Darth Bane.  XD  Seriously, he likes the Darth Bane books, so that should work for him.  😉

Anyways, Coach Darth Bane is my lead coach this year, and he’s one of my favorite coaches at Saints.  😉  Darth Bane is funny, nice, and he loves Star Wars!!!!!!  So I can fangirl and share my knowledge of the Star Wars Universe all I want.  XD  He even invited me and my BFF Maryanna to join his ‘Jedi Order’.  XD  LOL!!!!

So…I’m excited to talk with Darth Bane, and meet up with Maryanna again, since we talk all through the week anyway.  XD  This weekend, my mom and dad are going to a Brad Paisley concert, and my sister and I are sleeping over at Maryanna’s house while they enjoy a night alone.  😉  I am SO excited!!!!!  Maryanna’s mom is super fun at sleepovers.  We have no bed-time, as long as we’re quiet and don’t make a huge mess.  XD  Maryanna said we can have a movie marathon too!!  Which means we will be watching everything under the sun, since Maryanna has ALL kinds of awesome movies!  LOL!!!

Now it is raining.  Badly.  Like, thunder, lighting, pouring down rain….but I don’t mind.  The rain cools everything off down here, and we need that.  XD  I’m kinda hoping that it is nice out tomorrow, because it has been SOOOO hot lately.  😛

Also, tomorrow is dance day!  I help in two classes now at the dance studio, and all the girls there are SO sweet.  😀  I made a little girl cry though last week, because she thought I was replacing Michelle (the studio owner/teacher I help/dance teacher).  XD  Michelle assured her that she was still the teacher, and that I was just the helper.  😉  I felt bad though.  ;P

Anywho…I’m excited to go help in dance, and to see Chibi (my cousin, also my twin practically), since we take Jazz together.  🙂  Ms. Tara is our teacher for Jazz and she is so AWESOME!!!!!!  I have a few friends in dance, and I’m glad that Ms. Tara is a nice teacher.  😉

Sorry this wasn’t much of a fangirl post……I’m kinda tired after a long day, but wanted to share how happy I was with it.  XD  I’ll do a ‘fangirly’ post later, and I’ll be sure to write all about the book I recently finished, which made me scream and jump around the house.  XD

Love you all!!!  XOXO

Fallon Skywalker Solo Tremain Darcy <33333

Some Sort Of Picture Post….

This is a picture post.  😉  Enjoy the pictures.  I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THESE.

Obi-Wan and Siri.  😉

That’s the book my mother stole from me this morning and has spent all day reading.  😛

Sibling montage…..isn’t that cute?!?  8D

I made that on a fake Facebook Convos site.  😉  Click to enlarge?  xD  I’m not sure how that works.  😉

xDD  I want that fortune cookie!

That’s the last picture!  🙂  BUT IT IS AN AMAZING PICTURE!!!!!
Seriously, Mara Jade and Kim Possible look a lot alike.  😉  I’m really in love with that picture.  😉

Thanks everyone!!!!!  Tons of Love!!!!  ❤ ❤ ❤

Jedi~Chick/Fallon Skywalker Solo Tremain Darcy Jones ❤ (yes I added Jones…for Indiana Jones of course!)  😉

 

 

 

I warn you…..

If you go listen to these songs…you will be VERY addicted.  XD

 

http://beowulfmoviemusic.com/

 

Just turn up your sound a bit and listen to the latest from Idina Menzel.  😉  SO BEAUTIFUL.

 

Brave is my new favorite song EVAH.  It goes PERFECT for a story I am writing/have been writing/working on, called “Love Will Prevail” (name is a work in progress.)  🙂

 

I am going to make a page for LWP so you all can read it.  xD  I was editing it last night.  Brave goes PERFECT for the story, as well as A Hero Comes Home.  😉

 

Character from LWP:  Fallon Daggerwing.

Fallon was the first character to be given the name ‘Fallon’.  😛  I use that for all kinds of characters now, including my own self!  Haha!  Here’s what Fallon looks like in this story:

She’s real pretty in this story.  xD  Most cases, she has Red hair, green eyes, but here she has blue eyes and brown hair, fair skin and she’s around 17 in the book.  😉

LWP is (as the name implies) a romance, but also a story of survival, war, family, secrets, and fantasy!  🙂

http://www.azaleasdolls.com/index.html  Go there to make your own characters!!!!  It is SOOOO FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  😀  😀  😀

 

Well, I should really go post on my other blog, but let me clear one thing up.

This WordPress blog is just for fun, and for me really.  I didn’t make it to confuse people, or so that they have ‘one more thing to check’.   I know I am hard to keep up with.  😛

I will mainly be posting on To Thine Own Self Be True (my blogger blog), and all my fangirly things that no one else cares about or would easily be annoyed by will go here.  🙂

Also, Google is going to hunt me down and kill me someday.

SOOO On that happy note, Love you all!!!!  *hugs*

Love from me,

Fallon Skywalker Sunstar Solo Tremain Darcy <3333333333333

 

Another post about Another Fandom…..

I think this post should be about another passion of mine.  🙂

 

History.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE American History.  🙂  Above any other time period in history, Revolutionary War time period is my favorite.  Closely followed by the Westward Expansion.  🙂

If you know me, you know that I am a history nut, and that I also have very conservative views.  (and if you’re someone like Leia you know that I have very conservative views and a very big mouth…..er….keyboard…)  xD

Anyways, I strongly believe in the principles that our Founding Fathers laid this nation on, and I believe that our country needs to get back to them.
So….back on topic….I love Revolutionary War time period.  😉  We studied it last year in our homeschool, which brought me much joy!  🙂  My mom assigned me to read the book ‘Johnny Tremain’ by Esther Forbes.  I heard good things about it, and I remembered one of my internet friends said it was one of her favorite books (Amaranthine if I remember right) so I was excited to try it out!  🙂

I read it in a couple of weeks (because I was busy!)  and was in LOVE!!!!!  We were originally going to read it as a family, my mom reading it aloud to my sister and I during the day when we had a chance, but I got tired of waiting and wanted to just read it myself.  Plus my sister was really bored with it.  XD

So I read and I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I cried three times.  XDD  I won’t say for spoiler reasons.  😛

Then I went to the library (with my Johnny still in mind btw) and saw, *GASP*  JOHNNY TREMAIN THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BY DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  😀 😀 😀

So, automatically, I checked it out and watched it.  I think I was crying.  Because I loved it so much.  XDDD  No seriously.  This is one movie that was better than the book.  XDDDD

 

Here are hte reasons why:

Happy Ending.  It had one.

Perfect Characters.  Just about as close to perfect as I could imagine.

Less ‘blah’ from the book.  As GREAT as the book was, it was VERY slow at some parts.  There was too much nonsense with Ms. Lyte and Isannah In My Opinion, and I LOVED that the movie had less/none of that.  XD

More action!!  Johnny and Rab were in Lexington and Concord!  And it was super interesting!  😉

ROMANCE.  Johnny and Cilla kissed.   OH MY FREAKING FORCE THEY KISSED.  ❤ ❤ ❤  *falls over*

Here are some pictures from the movie.  😉

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Lyte Tremain.  Hero and Main Character of the book and movie.  <33  Love of my life.  🙂

 

 

Priscilla “Cilla” Lapham.  Heroine, supporting character of book/movie.  AMAZING.  I LOVE HER.  She’s fantastic, and I’ve got almost all her lines in the movie memorized.  XD

 

Rab Silsbee.  Supporting Character/Hero of both the book and movie.  😉  I love him in the movie…he’s JUST like I imagined him, but he seems to be a bit more….I dunno, something else in the book.  I personally like Alive Rab better.  XD  Movie Rab.  🙂  *Rab why you so small??*

Movie Promo Poster for the Johnny Tremain movie by Disney.  🙂  I love that.  “He Answered Freedom’s Call”.  🙂  So true.  :3

 

 

Cilla and Johnny talking with a British officer, acting as ‘innocent teenagers’ though they are really spies!  😀

 

A Johnny Tremain wallpaper I made.  XD  :DDDDDD  *squeezes Johnny*  I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

*giggles incoherently*  ONDAKJDLAJFPWQALFJOjalkejfoalfjpJAOKJCPWWAKLJF FSAOPPFAJHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA  HE KISSES HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That scene is by far my favorite in the whole entire movie.  XDDDDD  I was SOOOOO HAPPY.  SO HAPPY.  SO SO HAPPY.  S.O. HAPPY.  😀
Rab talking with Johnny about the meeting of the Sons of Liberty!  🙂  Johnny and his Horse ‘Goblin’.  🙂  I ❤ Goblin.  He’s awesome.

 

So, now you see the lovely fandom of Johnny Tremain.  🙂

I am very very obsessed with this.  I would rent the DVD from the library twice a week (since it’s not an ‘eductational’ dvd, you only get a three day loner on it), and watch it every night.  THEN we went to our homeschool convention, and almost the first booth we went to, they had Johnny Tremain book and DVD for sale.  I stopped dead in the middle of the aisle and squealed “JOHNNY TREMAIN!!!!!!!!!”  really loudly, and made my father buy the DVD right then and there.  XDD  I am now the proud owner of Johnny Tremain the Movie.  XD

My friends often tease my by talking about Johnny Tremain.  😉  Just silly teasing though, not serious.  XDD  LOL.  😉

I even wrote some Johnny Tremain fanfiction!!!!!  Read it here:
I’m going to brag for a minute here and say that this is some of my best work.  XD  They’re just one-shots, but I really loved writing them, and I think they’re pretty darn good.  😛  Try them!  Let me know what you think!  Review!  ( I do accept anonymous reviews. 😉 )

*sighs*  I now have a major craving to watch Johnny Tremain.  🙂  <3333

Thank you all for the kind comments and everything!!!!  *hugs*

Fallon Skywalker Solo Tremain Darcy ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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