Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy birthday, Mom

There is a woman I know so well
Who's kind and caring and sweet.
She's also tough and a bit sarcastic,
But she's always been there for me.

Her lovely smile can light up a room
Even in the darkest of times,
And even through the doom and gloom,
Her light will always shine.

This character I speak of is this a more
She's my best friend, and I love her dearly.
She makes it so life is never a bore,
She's my mother, and I know this all clearly.

Yeah, it's stupid, and slightly mushy, and probably lame, but I wrote it for mom.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

MR fanfic (MPOV) Chapter 34

We rushed down the sidewalk and I became my old, paranoid self again, scanning faces, watching every dark crevice between buildings, counting heads every two minutes... Yeah, paranoid Max. Good fun. My thoughts were interrupted by Nudge, who brought me back down to planet Earth.

"Max, where are we going?" she asked, looking up at me. I sighed and thought quickly.

"North, to get her back to her family." I replied, jabbing my head in Jazz's direction. I saw Jazz roll her eyes out of the corner of my eye and smiled. Suddenly, Kalie stopped dead in her tracks, frozen. Sam was the first one to stop and actually notice she wasn't moving. We all gradually stopped and looked at her, wondering why she had suddenly become Statue-Girl.

"Uh, Sam...did Kalie get hit by a ice beam or something?" Gazzy asked, walking towards her. He got really close to her, looking into her eyes, when Sam suddenly pulled him away.

"Don't get too close." Sam hissed. He glanced around frantically and I wondered what was up. Suddenly, Kalie's head rolled back and her breathing started coming in gasps. Thing 1 and Thing 2 ran behind Sam, letting out small screams.

"Older kids make a human barrier around her, younger ones on the outside!" Sam ordered. Usually, I'm not one to follow directions, but this didn't seem like the time to argue. I stood next to Fang and Iggy and we held hands. Nudge grabbed Fang's other hand then grabbed Sam's hand, leaving Jazz to stand between him and Iggy.

"What's going on?" I asked Sam in almost a yell. I could feel Angel and Gazzy holding onto the back of my shirt.

"I'm not sure. She goes into these weird trances and gets kinda-" Sam was suddenly cut off when Kalie's head snapped back down so fast I thought it might fly off her shoulders. Her eyes were now a weird shade of turquoise and were glowing freakishly. Like, more freakish than a mutant birdkid should be... She slowly turned and looked at the group, a glare plastered on her face. Her fists were clenching and unclenching like she was either nervous or angry. The whole death-glare thing made me think she was angry.

"Max...what's happening to her?" Angel asked from behind me. She sounded scared.

"I don't know...what's she thinking?" I asked in a whisper. There was a pause as I assumed Angel read Kalie's mind.

"She's not thinking anything." Angel answered, sounding more confused then scared this time.

"What?" I wondered how someone could think nothing yet look like they're out to kill. I didn't have time to wonder long, though, because Kalie suddenly locked her eyes on Sam and snarled. She lunged at him and he released his hold on Nudge and Jazz's hands then was quickly tackled to the ground. Fang dashed over and tried to pull Kalie off of Sam but ended up getting an elbow to the chin. Jazz and I ran over as Fang fell back and grabbed Kalie's arms, which were now trying to strangle the life out of Sam. Thankfully, Sam was stronger than Kalie and still appeared to be breathing. Unthankfully, Kalie had turned into some super-strong who-knows-what and was almost stronger than me and Jazz put together. Fang hopped back up and aided me and Jazz in prying Kalie off of Sam.

"What in the world is going on?" Jazz screamed as she, me, and Fang all tried to keep Kalie down. Sam gasped a couple times then jumped up and ran over.

"She's having an attack," he said. As you can guess, that explained absolutely NOTHING. "I don't know why it's happening but it's happened before." I glanced up and noticed there was a crowd gathering around us.

"Well, it'd better STOP happening soon!" I yelled as Kalie fought against us. I heard people begin to whisper and mumble.

"Should we call an ambulance?" I heard someone ask.

"No, no ambulance. She'll be fine." Sam called out to the audience that had gathered. "Please just go on with your business." I heard Nudge and Iggy try to start ushering people away, but they were just too intrigued with what was going on here to vamoose.

Suddenly, it all stopped. Just as fast as it had started. Kalie's body suddenly went limp and her eyes closed. We stared at her for a minute, all of us breathing like we had just been in a fight. Which, come to think of it, we had. Sam pushed us aside and gently picked Kalie up. Fang, Jazz, and I all exchanged a glance.

"Sam, what was tha-"

"I'll explain someplace else." Sam cut me off and began to slowly jog away, Thing 1 and Thing 2 following after him. I sighed and the Flock turned to look at me (plus Jazz).

"Come on, guys." I made a snap decision and ran after Sam and the others, pushing through the crowd. I felt Angel catch up to me and grab onto the hem of my shirt as we ran. I had to figure this out. But how do you ask someone if they're a traitor when you hope more than anything they're not?

Simple, Max. I heard the voice in my head. You just ask.

Friday, January 29, 2010

MR fanfic (MPOV) Chapter 33

Five hours and a snack later, the majority of my Flock was asleep. From the clock on Fang's computer (that was sitting on his lap, open, next to me) I gathered that the time was a little past midnight. Fang was updating his blog, letting everyone know I was safe, and letting them know we'd found another person who looked like me. But that she wasn't pseudo-Max. Or, at least, we didn't think she was...

Speaking of Jazz, she was sitting a couple chairs over from me and Fang drawing on a piece of paper the lady behind the desk had given her. Sam was sitting next to her, slowly nodding off, while Kalie rested her head on his shoulder as she slept. Thing 1 and Thing 2 were talking softly with Nudge, sounding like they'd be asleep in seconds. Gazzy was on the other side of Jazz, slumped over, asleep, and Angel was using me as a pillow while she slept. I glanced over at Fang and figured it was safe to talk to him now about stuff I didn't really want the others to hear.

"Fang?" I whispered as I tapped his hand with my finger.

"Yeah?" he asked in his soft voice. I took a deep breath.

"I saw something weird on the way here..." I began, wishing I could beat around the bush longer. Fang looked over at me and gave me a look, his way of telling me to continue. "I saw...Ari." I took a deep breath and looked away, slightly fearing he would think I was nuts.

"Huh..." he said instead. I looked back over at him.

"What?" I asked.

"The first comment on my blog said you aren't nuts." he replied, staring at the screen of his computer.

"What?" my tone was more unbelieving, this time.

"Look." Fang said simply as he turned the computer so I could see it. I read the comment, and it was pretty simple.

Fang, Max isn't nuts. She sees things others don't see. Don't write her off because you may not see what she does.

I read the message a few times, and the weirdest thing about it was that the person who sent it didn't have a user name. It was just a comment underneath Fang's blog post with no name attached or anything.

"Okay, that's weird." I said, glancing over at Angel to make sure she was asleep. I thought Nudge was the computer one and Angel was the one that could read minds. Were they now combining their powers to freak me out?? I voiced my thoughts to Fang and he looked over the top of his computer at Nudge, who looked like she was now sleeping.

"I don't think that's possible, even while they're awake..." he said, flashing me a rare smile.

"Maybe they're faking..." I whispered, hardly noticing how nice he looked when he wore a smile.

Maybe you need some rest, Max. I heard the Voice chime in unnecessarily. I sighed and was about to make a witty remark when everything suddenly went black.


I woke up when my pillow moved. I bolted upright, practically tossing Angel to the ground. She let out a yelp much like Total and I looked over at her, only to find that she had been hiding Total under her jacket on her lap. Which kinda explained the yelp...

"Max!" Total hissed softly. I looked around frantically and saw that it was morning. Everyone was accounted for except for Fang and Iggy. Nudge, Thing 1, and Thing 2 were all awake and talking in whispers. I stood up after apologizing to Angel and hopped over to them, avoiding Gazzy (who was now sleeping on the floor).

"Hey, Nudge, where's Fang?" I asked quickly as a squatted down next to her and the other two girls.

"He's back helping Iggy get ready to go." she replied softly and with a smile. "He just went back there." I sighed in relief and nodded at her.

"Thanks," I said with a smile. I looked up and saw Fang and Iggy walked out of the hallway towards us. I dashed towards the two of them and looked them over. Iggy was dressed and looked back to his regularly pale self.

"That was fast..." I said slowly as I raised an eyebrow.

"I was just waiting for him to tell me I was allowed to leave. I've been ready to go for a while, now." Iggy explained with a smile. "It feels good to be back in my own dirty clothes again..." I smiled at him, remembered he couldn't see it, then told him I was smiling. He smiled down at me.

"Come on, let's get out of here." Fang said as he walked towards the others. He began tapping everyone on the hands or shoulders and they all woke up right away. I glanced over at the lady behind the desk, who was standing up and peering at Total. I figured we weren't allowed to have a dog in a hospital, so I thought it would be best to scram...and fast.

"Okay, people, let's move!" I hissed as I pulled Gazzy to his feet.

"But I'm hungry..." he mumbled. "Don't we get to have breakfast?" he asked as he rubbed his eyes. I pushed him towards the door and smiled at the lady behind the desk before people started exiting through the door.

"We'll pick up something on the way." I said. I said it so fast it almost sounded like it was all one word. "Thanks for everything!" I yelled at the lady behind the desk. Surprisingly enough, she smiled at me and waved as I walked out the doors and back out to the real world.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I am in need of assistance

Okay, blogger peeps, as the title says, I need some help. I'm writing a story and in it I have this Scottish guy. I quickly came up with a name for him that I thought was pretty good: Isaac Watts. A couple days later, I realized that was the name of a famous poet who has some poems in my literature book. (Good poems, but bad that I got so attached to that name JUST to find out it had already been USED. -_-)

So, I have two options: 1, change the first or last name or 2, reference it somewhere in the story and kind of make a joke of it.

Here's where I need your help. I can't think of a name of Scottish origin that I like more than Isaac Watts (I don't really care if the name Isaac is of Scottish origin or not, I thought it could work well with pretty much any background), so I need you guys to maybe toss a few names out there that you think are pretty cool (and at least SOUND Scottish). The guy's also an inventor, if that helps at all in the naming thing.

Side note: There is one thing that I dislike to the point of hating. That thing is math. I hold nothing against those of you who do like it, I just thought I'd say that and make this face again:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Link to Chapter 32 of my MR fanfic.

I wrote my next MR fanfic chapter on another site and for some odd reason or another, it won't copy and paste it into here. *is not happy about that* But whatever. Here's the link. Hopefully IT will copy and paste nicely...

(Just to let you know, it DIDN'T copy and paste nicely. I had to type that. -_-)