Hey look, a new blog theme!!

So yeah, I changed it. I didn’t care for some of the aspects of the original one I had (for one, those finicky comments that didn’t want to show up unless I had the background set to a certain color). So today, I took some time to scroll through the other options I could easily switch over to, and found this one!! I like the layout much better in this one, and I like that one of the featured color pallets included one of my absolute favorite colors. Isn’t that sage green so pretty?? I love it. 😊

I hope you all like this new theme, and hopefully I’ll have a new blog post about my activities last Saturday out for you all this weekend!!

❤ Shay

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Sunshine Blogger Award

The other day, I received a comment from Amelie letting me know that she’d tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I’d somehow managed to completely miss it. *facepalm* (I do that a lot, don’t I?)

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The Queue – August ’19

Welcome back to another installment of The Queue! In these monthly blogs, I look back over the activities I’ve done in the past month, listing the books, films, music, and podcasts that I’ve been enjoying, and look forward to the things I want to do next. The purpose is to remind me that even when I feel like I’ve done nothing productive, I’m actually getting things done all the time, and I hope that through my brief reviews, you’ll find something new to enjoy as well! 🙂


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Writing Prompts

This post is going to be short and very different from everything I’ve posted here so far. There are reasons for that:

  1. I needed to publish something, seeing as I missed last week and I don’t want to fall back into the habit of inconsistent, only-when-I-feel-like-it blogging, and
  2. I want to stir up discussion on this blog as much as possible, and seeing as I have a lot of excellent readers and writers who follow me, I thought it would be fun to get y’all involved in this thing I’m about to tell you about!

So here’s the deal: I’ve been wanting to start writing more for a while. As most of you know and I’ve mentioned here before, writing is my passion. However, it can be tough to just sit down and… write stuff. With drawing, I can force myself to sketch different faces or basic shapes, even when I don’t feel the inspiration to create an entire piece.

With writing, though… it’s not that simple. If you don’t have a book or other similarly large, planned project in the works, it’s hard to just think up things to write about.

I’ve thought about writing some short fanfics to help get the words flowing, and I’ve dreamed up a few OCs that I’ve thought about writing some short stories/situations for. I’ve thought about finding some good writing prompts and writing some short, fast flash-fiction style pieces to publish on here. I’m also wanting to participate in Inktober for the first time this October, and I’ve considered using the prompts for that to also create little stories that go along with the drawings (which I’ll likely be posting on my Instagram first).

But the core of all these plans and potentials is simply – I want to write more.

And I’d love to get you guys to give me some prompts.

Throw me some words, phrases, ideas, scraps of dialogue, anything! If you have a song or painting, a poem or scripture verse, that you think I could write something revolving around, give me that! I’ll be honest: I have no idea what the quality of these things might be, and they’ll all be short, probably a few hundred words apiece. I’ll probably combine some till I find something that inspires me. Some may end up as fanfics 😉 (actually, come to think of it, if you have fanfic-specific prompts, send me those too!! I won’t promise anything, and as I said, everything I write will be short, essentially drabbles, but it might be fun!)

So yeah, give me all your ideas! 😀

(Also if you noticed that I set the format for this post to “chat,” the reason for that is that I’m legitimately curious to see what that is and how it works XD )

The Imaginary Assistant Tag

Wow, look at that, I’m actually posting weekly! Such a shocker, right?!

I was tagged for the Imaginary Assistant Tag awhile back, annnnnd then I completely forgot about it. *facepalm*

I remembered about it earlier this week and resolved to make the whole thing right by filling it out ASAP. So without further ado, here’s my response to the Imaginary Assistant Tag!

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