Friday, September 30, 2011


5 Types of Poetry
  • Couplet
  • Acrostic
  • Haiku
  • Limerick
  • Sonnet
Must have two lines that rhyme eg.

                Help us for we a stuck                
We are completely out of luck


So long as men can breath or eyes can see
So long lives this and this gives lives to thee
- William Shakespeare

A poem in which certain letters of the lines, usually the first letters,
form a word or message relating to the subject eg.
Most wonderful person in the world
Unique in every way possibly
My mum is the best of them all

A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five,
traditionally evoking images of the natural world eg.

I went to the beach
While I was in the water
And I saw a whale

A humorous, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming eg.

There was a young man from Capetown
Who suffered a nervous breakdown
He didn't get the joke
So he went for a smoke
And then took a job as a clown

A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes,
in English typically having ten syllables per line

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Series of Unfortunate Events - Book Review

Main Characters:
Violet Baudelaire - The eldest Baudelaire, quite the inventor
Klaus Baudelaire - The middle Baudelaire with a big brain
Sunny Baudelaire - The smallest Baudelaire with four very sharp teeth
Count Olaf - The evil villain who tries to steal the siblings fortune
Mr Poe - The banker who holds the fortune

A mystical, but mysterious series. The evil and mischievous Count Olaf is obsessed by stealing the Baudelaire fortune. Something always seems to go wrong because of the wicked man, but the Baudelaire orphans are smart enough to figure the out Count Olaf's evil plan. Violet will tie her hair with a ribbon and with a click of a finger invents something fantastic. Klaus, the bookworm always discovers something in a historic narrative and Sunny will sink her teeth into something hard and think up a few ideas. Not only is it entertaining for children, but adults get a kick out of Lemony Snicket's witty and intelligent style!

Star Rating:

Hope you all get to read it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hi Bloggerholics!

I have been working on a project of my very own lately. I've been making art digitally! It may sound hard, but I enjoy it. I wanted to show you a couple of my pieces.

Alice in Wonderland

Adam Lambert
I'm so happy with what I have come up with!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Positives and Negatives

Deep inside some of us feel the need to torment, annoy, complain, use people in so many different ways. Some people never show their positive side, just the negative. They claim things without thinking ahead and end up falling on their faces. On the outside these people may look beautiful, vibrant and attractive, but on the inside darkness flows through their blood, their vains, their minds. People may give them advice, but they never seem to take it on board. Seems like everything will be ok in the end, but is it? No-one knows...

Life isn't based on going over the top. Life's a job...death's retirement. People aren't always going to be there to pat you on the back. Being pure in heart is a wondeful thing. It's a shame that in some cases it is lacking.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dreamtime Stories - TIDDALIK the Frog (The Flood-Maker)

Long ago in the Dreamtime, Tiddalik, the largest frog ever known, awoke one morning with a huge thirst. He started to drink and drank until there was no fresh water left in the world. Soon creatures everywhere were dying and trees were wilting because of the lack of moisture. 

All the animals pondered about their terrible plight until a wise old wombat suggested that if Tiddalik could be made to laugh then maybe all the water would flow out of his mouth. This was a good idea the animals agreed.
The animals gathered by Tiddalik's resting place and tried for a long time to make him laugh, but it was in vain. The kookaburra told his funniest story, the kangaroo jumped over the emu and the lizard waddled up and down on two legs making his stomach stick out but Tiddalik was not amused.
Then when the animals were in despair, Nabunum the eel who was driven from his favourite creek by the drought slid up to the unresponsive frog and began to dance. As the dance got faster Nabunum wriggled and twisted himself into all sorts of knots and shapes to the amusement of Tiddalik. Tiddalik's eyes lit up and burst out laughing. As he laughed the water gushed out from his mouth and flowed away to replenish the lakes, swamps and rivers again.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Dreamtime

The Australian Aborigines have their own set of legends that explain the origin of the world and its inhabitants. For thousands of years, these ‘dreamtime’ stories have provided Aboriginal people with a strong and close association with the land. These stories, which focused on Land, Water, Sky and People, gave unity and purpose to Aboriginal societies in the past, and are still important today in maintaining their identity.
I’d like to blog some of these stories, and some of the art which is unique to this country. I hope you will find enjoyment in them.
Long ago in the Dreamtime when the earth lay sleeping and nothing moved or grew, lived the Rainbow Serpent.  Then one day the Rainbow Serpent awoke and come out from beneath the earth.  Refreshed from her long slumber she travelled far and wide leaving winding tracks from her huge body and then returning to the place she had first appeared.
On her return she called to the frogs "come out!"  The frogs came out slowly as their bellies were full with water which they had stored during their long sleep.  The Rainbow Serpent tickled their stomachs and when the frogs laughed, the water spilled out all over the earth to fill the tracks of the Rainbow Serpent.  This is how the lakes and the rivers were first formed.
With water, grass and trees began to grow which woke all the animals who then followed the Rainbow Serpent across the land.  They were happy on earth and each lived and gathered food with their own tribe.  Some animals lived in rocks, some on the vast plains, and others in trees and in the sky.
The Rainbow Serpent made laws that they were all to obey but some began to make trouble and argue.  The Rainbow Serpent said "Those who keep my laws will be rewarded; I will give them human form.  Those who break my laws will be punished and turned to stone & will never to walk the earth again".
Those who broke the law became stone and were turned into mountains and hills and those who were obedient were turned into human form and were each given their own totem of the animal, bird or reptile from when they began.  The tribes knew themselves by their totems - kangaroo, emu, carpet snake, and many, many more. So no one would starve, the Rainbow Serpent ruled that no man should eat of his totem, but only of other totems. This way there was food for everyone.
The tribes lived together on the land given to them by the Rainbow Serpent or Mother of Life and knew the land would always be theirs, and no one should ever take it from them.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Iron Witch: Book Review

Author: Karen Mahoney
Star rating: 3.42 / 5
Reviews: 333

Freak. That's what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna's own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.

When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect.

dtwilight's opinion: Mystical and enthralling! One of my favourite books ever and I would recommend it to anyone.