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  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: The Cobra Event
  • Watching: Ripper Street... pretty much all British Drama
  • Playing: nada
  • Eating: Nothing I'm proud of
  • Drinking: Waters of Nyra
It's been a long while since I shared videos. Here is the latest onslaught, beginning with the Ice Bucket Challenge (I'm the ginger, my sister the brunette):

Ice Bucket Challenge: 

For the First Time Since December, a Frozen parody. I am Elsa, my sister Stacy is Anna. Please excuse our voices, we are not trained singers in ANY sense of the phrase: 


Sherlock Parody.... with TERRIBLE audio. Filmed and edited today!! 


Do You Want to Make a Parody, another Frozen parody. Again, pardon my voice: 


20 Les Miz Impressions...... just..... because: 
  • Listening to: Ricky Gervais Show
  • Reading: Far From the Maddening Crowd
  • Watching: Ricky Gervais Show
  • Playing: nada
  • Eating: apple pie skillet
  • Drinking: Waters of Nyra

My last few-dozen posts have been about dragons, either my own or David Clement-Davies’ (whose crowd-funding project breached 100% today, HUZZAH!), but always dragons.  As they say in Monty Python, “and now for something completely different.”

 

I’ve been doing a new exercise at the advice of John Green (author of The Fault in Our Stars).  When you wake up in the morning, ask yourself what you are most excited about RIGHT NOW.  Here are my examples:

 

    1.       Possible job interview next month for a San Francisco gig.  Interesting work and good pay.  I need both!

    2.       Getting involved in local cons.  I’ve never been to a con, but I’m told they are great places for indie-authors to connect with readers.

    3.       Writing and editing my next two projects.

    4.       Seeing all of my friends on Friday.

    5.       Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge this weekend.  I haven’t been nominated,  but I’m going for it anyway!

 

Try this exercise!  If anything, it accentuates the positive.

 

Cheers!

 

~Kelly

  • Listening to: Ricky Gervais Show
  • Reading: Far From the Maddening Crowd
  • Watching: Ricky Gervais Show
  • Playing: nada
  • Eating: apple pie skillet
  • Drinking: Waters of Nyra
Hello my dears,

My friend and a favorite author, David Clement-Davies (The Sight, Fire Binger) has reached 95% on a campaign to self-publish a children's book.  I detest asking for money, but if you have even a few dollars to spare, they'd be much appreciated.  Every little bit helps, and we only have 24 hours before the campaign closes (it's currently 11 PM here in Colorado).

The campaign link is here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/dra…

All best,
Kelly

P.S.  Last week I put up an ad about my own novel being free on Amazon.  About 60 copies have been claimed, so a big thank you to all who downloaded and shared the story.  You give me courage and fulfillment. 
Nyra Myers-Briggs by Moundfreek
Nyra Myers-Briggs
Book on which this is based: www.amazon.com/dp/150058732X

Credit:  A big thanks to :iconsarenea: for putting in the text!

Not everyone puts stock in the Myers-Briggs test.  Though I do, I’m not of the mind that people are black and white.  For instance very few are complete introverts or extroverts, but rather along a spectrum.  For those who don’t know, the Myers-Briggs test assumes that people fall into one of 16 personality types, delineated by 4 categories with 2 options (best explained on their webpage).  I went through each of the four categories for 8 principle characters in The Waters of Nyra: Volume I.  As it happened, all of them turned out differently.  Some are debatable, like whether or not Thaydra is more Feeling than Thinking, but again, these are along spectrums.  Still, I did my best.  I chose the traits BEFORE reading the descriptions, and so it was exciting to see how well they lined up to the character, like Opalheart as 'learning best by trying a new skill with other people' or Fuhorn as an ‘inspiring leader,’ just to name a few.  All of the descriptions turned out spot-on, I think.  Nothing was engineered. 

I’m only listing Nyra, Blaze, Thaydra, Fuhorn, Opalheart, Bristone, Oharassie and Darkmoon, simply because they have the most ‘screen time.’  I’ve run the test on other characters, mostly Zealers, but you won’t meet them until Volume II.  For now, I preserve my secrets!

Nyra ISTJ
Quiet, serious, earn success by thoroughness and dependability. Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, and responsible. Decide logically what should be done and work toward it steadily, regardless of distractions. Take pleasure in making everything orderly and organized – their work, their home, their life. Value traditions and loyalty.

Blaze (and Kelly) INFJ
Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision.

Thaydra ESTJ
Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically follow them and want others to also. Forceful in implementing their plans.

Fuhorn ENFJ
Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership.

Opalheart ESFP 
Outgoing, friendly, and accepting. Exuberant lovers of life, people, and material comforts. Enjoy working with others to make things happen. Bring common sense and a realistic approach to their work, and make work fun. Flexible and spontaneous, adapt readily to new people and environments. Learn best by trying a new skill with other people.

Bristone INTP
Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests them. Theoretical and abstract, interested more in ideas than in social interaction. Quiet, contained, flexible, and adaptable. Have unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in their area of interest. Skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical.

Oharassie ENFP
Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities. Make connections between events and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. Want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support. Spontaneous and flexible, often rely on their ability to improvise and their verbal fluency.

Darkmoon INTJ
Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others.


All of the descriptive text is taken from the official Myers-Briggs website.  With that in mind, take the test!  Who are you most like, not just in my story, but in all literature?  It’s a fun game to play.

Cheers,
Kelly

P.S.  I sort of suck at drawing Sperks.
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I'm an ecologist, artist, flautist, performer, thespian and cook, but not necessarily in that order.
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  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: The Cobra Event
  • Watching: Ripper Street... pretty much all British Drama
  • Playing: nada
  • Eating: Nothing I'm proud of
  • Drinking: Waters of Nyra
It's been a long while since I shared videos. Here is the latest onslaught, beginning with the Ice Bucket Challenge (I'm the ginger, my sister the brunette):

Ice Bucket Challenge: 

For the First Time Since December, a Frozen parody. I am Elsa, my sister Stacy is Anna. Please excuse our voices, we are not trained singers in ANY sense of the phrase: 


Sherlock Parody.... with TERRIBLE audio. Filmed and edited today!! 


Do You Want to Make a Parody, another Frozen parody. Again, pardon my voice: 


20 Les Miz Impressions...... just..... because: 

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:iconlita4makoto:
Lita4Makoto Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thanks so much for the fav! :D
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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SheilaRuth Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Hi Kelly, thanks for the add! Good to meet up with you here.
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Moundfreek Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Likewise!
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HuttserandFell Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Hug
Every night, someone thinks about you before they go to sleep,
At least fifteen people in this world love you.
The only reason why someone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you
There are at least two people in this world who would die for you
You mean the world to someone.
Someone that you don't even know exists loves you

When you make the biggest mistake ever something good would come from it.
When you think the world has turned your back on you, take a look.
Always remember the compliments you've received. 
Forget the rude remarks.
So if you are a loving friend send this to everyone on your list including the person who sent it to you.
Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they like you. 
Something good to you will happen to you at 12 in the morning and four o'clock pm tomorrow, it could be anywhere. Get ready for the biggest shock of your life. 


Send this to fifteen people in fifteen minutes!! 
Make someone else's day! Help get a smile on someone's face! Help someone out!<3 remember that your loved
F.R.I.E.N.D.S 
=Fight for you
=Respect you
=Involve you
=Encourage you
= Deserve you
=Save you
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HuttserandFell Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
:hug:
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Moundfreek Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, A hug to you too!!Heart Love 
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HuttserandFell Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
:hug: :hug:Tackling hug 
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HuttserandFell Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thanks for joining my group!
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Moundfreek Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's an honor to be in your group!
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