May 2019 Happenings

May 26, 2019

Happy Sunday!

Guess what?

I’m BAAAAAAACK!!! *waltzes in King George style*

(Yes, I’ve become even more into Hamilton since you last heard from me, if you can believe it.)

Anyways. On to the wrap-up post (even though there isn’t much to wrap up. . . .)

Well. I had the best of both worlds in May.

For my Speech exam, I went on a fifteen minute rant about how all YA fantasy books are exactly the same. In my personal opinion, that was the best speech I will ever make. XD (If you guys want, I can turn it into a blog post!)

I also received redemption in a singing contest and then in a recital early this month. The one I did in March . . . well, it wasn’t my best performance ever. But I SMOKED the Problem Song in the second contest, and then I sang Hamilton and Anastasia for the recital. #noregrets

As you’re reading this, I’m also reuniting with a friend that I haven’t seen in years. I’m so EXCITED!!

And then. *nervous laughter* And then.

Exams happened. So I was really stressed, which meant I procrastinated by watching TwoSetViolin videos on YouTube, which meant I got even MORE stressed and tired. This cycle repeated for about a week. (I’m making a goal this summer to cut back on YouTube, though, so hopefully that will help me for next semester.) Honestly, I think I’m still stressed, even though exams ended a month ago.

I’m just glad that my Chemistry class is done and I’ll never have to take it again. That subject is worse than Math, if you can believe it.

Keeper of the Lost Cities. I haven’t reread any of the books recently, but THE LEGACY COVER IS OUT AND OH MY WORD IS IT BEAUTIFUL. *flails forever*

Marvel. For obvious reasons. I’ll just link to my Marvel party post. (I did rewatch Endgame, though, and I still want to see it again. *facepalm*)

TwoSetViolin. (Yes, this could totally be considered a fandom.) My best friend introduced me to them, and I proceeded to go on a bingeing spree. Seriously, they give me so much motivation to practice the piano/clarinet, and even to write. Come on, guys, we can’t become Ling Ling if we don’t practice. #LingLing40Hours

(I’m not apologizing for anything in that last paragraph.)

(But really, they do give me motivation to practice instruments. I’m looking at a fifteen-page clarinet concerto and DYING INSIDE.)

I really haven’t done much in the fandoms realm recently, which is kind of sad. I’m hoping to read more in June and July!

Writing . . . well, I really haven’t done much here, either. *winces*

Exams took up a lot of my time, and because of health stuff, my mom doesn’t want me to type much. So I tried using the microphone feature on my iPad. And let me tell you, you don’t know the meaning of the word “frustrated” until you try doing this to write stories. It misspells every other word, and it’s just irritating. 10/10 would not recommend.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to write more in June, because RM is fast approaching and I need to whip the Inhumans into shape.

(Oh yeah, side note - I might be switching which book I pitch. XD That is typical, indecisive me right there.)

So, it appears that I’m following the tradition I set last year in May, where I post once at the beginning of the month, go on an undisclosed hiatus, and then post the monthly wrap-up. *facepalm* Yay.

I’ve linked to my Marvel post already (doesn’t mean I won’t do it again, though. ;) ), and that’s pretty much all I posted.

But I promise, there will be no more hiatuses for a while! I’ve got too many post ideas and too many tags to catch up on. (I seriously have 52 tabs open on Chrome right now that consist of all the tags I must do.)

And while I’d usually link to posts that I really love here, I forgot to mark any this month. Whoops. XD While I’m kind of still commenting, I’ve decided to cut back a little, because I follow at least 120 blogs, and there’s no way I can comment on all of those. Sorry. But I am reading them!


Anyways, sorry this post was so short! But don’t worry, more posts are coming to you every Sunday. :)

-Nicole <3

How have you guys been? Who else is glad to be out of school? What’s been going on around here? Let’s talk!

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  1. Yay, you're back! I'd love to see you turn your speech into a blog post. :D

    Also, if you have 52 tabs open, you're all set. Exactly one post for each week of the year. xD

    1. Thanks! Good to be back!
      Haha, it’s definitely coming! ;)

      *gasp* Oh my goodness, I didn’t realize this! *begins scheming*

  2. I hope you can get back to writing soon! It is always good to get exams done. Have a good Sunday!

    1. Thanks, Rakayle! I’m hoping to get back into it as well. <3

  3. Congrats on finishing exam week though! That's a huge deal <3

    And we missed you! Glad to have you back. :)

    1. Thanks, Faith! (I honestly think I’m still exhausted from exams. XD) <3

      Glad to be back! :)

  4. I want to see your speech on YA fantasy books ;) And I love TwoSetViolin - they are so funny ;d 120 blogs? Wow. Though I think I might be close to that, I'm not sure.

    1. All right, that post will definitely be in the works! ;) Ack, yay, another TwoSet fan! (Do you play violin?) XD Yeah, it might be a bit much . . . *facepalm*

    2. I play piano and recorder and understand the basics of guitar and violin ... I'm not so good at violin, but I can play hymns by ear ;p I read notes well, but I'm finding it's easier to practice by ear with the violin for now. What about you?

    3. Woah, that’s really cool that you can use all those instruments! :) I play the piano and clarinet, but I’m not very good at either of those . . . XD

  5. Oh my word, I totally get you with having problems with Youtube. I really have had some. Don't try to take it all away at once, that only makes it worse. Say "I'm only going to watch 20 minutes." That can be one video, or three, but that is your time limit. After that, go outside, talk to people, distract yourself. It will get easier, and you can lower your time limit. :)

    Ugh, I hate the microphone feature. I have a bit of an "accent" (I don't really, but everyone tells me I do), so it can't understand a thing I say.

    I hope that you have an awesome June, Nicole!

    1. Ooo, excellent tips, MovieCritic! I’ll have to keep those in mind - it’s seriously a problem, though it’s gotten better since exams, for some reason. *shrugs*

      Ugh, I don’t think it matters if you have an accent - it still messes everything up. XD The pain is real.

      Thanks! I hope you do too! :)

  6. I hope you recover from exams and find time to write!

    And, YES! Your speech sounds awesome, please make it into a post!!

    1. Thanks, Gray! <3

      *cough* It might be up next week, we’ll see! ;)

  7. I'd love to hear that speech, because I complain about the exact same thing.

    1. You’ll definitely be reading it soon, Skye! :) (And honestly, yeah - I’ve ranted about it to my friends wayyyy too many times. XD)

  8. DUDE I LOVE TWOSETVIOLIN #LinLing40Hours gets me every time!! And the content they've been putting out lately is amazing

    Thank you for sharing what you've been up to over the month! It's so nice to be out of school and (finally) have the time to work on the things I want to work on. :)

    1. OHMYGOODNESS YES, another TwoSet fan! I agree with everything you said - and #LingLing40Hours is the BEST! (Have you seen the video they released today?? Hysterical!)

      Amen to that! I’m excited about all the free time! Hope you have a great summer, Rosie!

  9. Your speech sounds awesome! And I love the Keeper series too! So excited for Legacy!! :D

    1. Aaahhhh, another KOTLC fan!! Legacy is going to be AMAZING!!!


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