Well, it's not like I was expecting an action movie, but action/adventure films sure make me wish that my life was just a little more entertaining and a little more interesting. Then again, don't we all wish that?
What that^^ has to do with the rest of my post, I have no clue. It's just kind of there. So... You know, just go about reading and ignore the random little paragraph above, 'kay?
I deleted my old posts, because, well, face it, who wants to read my stupid little babblings that are waaaaay longer than they should be?
A while ago (and by 'a while ago' I mean a month ago), I learned of this letter writing campaign started by someone here on livejournal, aang_aint_white. They started the campaign when the cast for the live-action Avatar movie directed by M. Night was posted and we all learned that the four main characters in book one were all white. That's right, white. And so fans are in an uproar and instead of whining on the internet or starting online petitions (which get you NOWHERE, by the way), we decided to write letters to Paramount about the casting decision. And this casting goes beyond the fact that Jessie friggin McCartney will be playing Zuko. It's about the fact that they are WHITE-WASHING the movie.
Anyways, I recently wrote a letter, and on January 14th I finally mailed my letters to Mark Bakshi and Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy. Hooray for me! I can now officially say I've done what I can for the cause and I've done more than complain about it--I've done something about it!
My friend Em's birthday was on January 14th, and this weekend I took her to the movie theatres to celebrate. I (or my dad, rather) paid for the tickets and we went to see Bride Wars. Unfortunately, a lot of the seats were filled, and we ended up being forced to sit in the first three rows. But, besides that, and the obnoxious girl sitting next to me who would hum along with some music or chew her gum like a cow and then blow bubbles and pop them, it was fun, and I think she really enjoyed it.
I'm going to start to cut back on the sweets and do a few other things as a part of my new diet in order to look good for my England trip coming up in March, like my friend Em is doing. Let's hope it works.
Last week on Monday I was staying after school, and I was sitting on the ledge of a fountain that's in our school (a gift from the class of 2004, or some other year, I'm not sure which), with a couple friends, and my one friend takes a picture of me. Well, I don't like having my picture taken, so I leaned forward to grab his phone and delete the picture, and I disturb a book which consequentially disturbs my phone, sitting on the ledge, and it slides off of the ledge and falls into the water. Needless to say, it is now toast. I had tried to dry it off and save it, with the help of my technically-inclined friend Mike, but it was irrepairable. He said, and I quote, "your sim card is fried". And so, thus, I am left phoneless. But, the phone was three years old and it was scratched and I couldn't see the screen, anyways. And since it was three years old, I am now elligible for an upgrade, and so I'm going to get an iPhone. Sick, huh? It's a little superfluous for my needs, but oh well. It's still pretty handy, and you can't deny that that phone is excellent, putting all texting and internet and music options that it has aside.
Next week I'm going with my friend Em, (yeah, I mention her a lot) to see the Broadway version of the Little Mermaid. Her mom is treating her to the show as a birthday present. Me and our mutual friend Krissy are both going because we're Em's closest friends. I'm excited about it, just like she is. I've never seen a Broadway show before, and we both absolutely adore the Little Mermaid. (Yeah, I like a few Disney films, so kill me. There's a child in all of us, you know!) I know I'll be seeing another one later in England called Wicked. I'm not all that excited about that one because Glinda or whatever the heck her name is annoys the hell out of me. She's too preppy and bitchy, in my opinion. No wonder the "Wicked Witch" became so wicked!
I recently joined Facebook. It's actually not bad. I'm kinda glad I joined. So far, I have not been harrassed by any kids from school, but I'm still waiting for it to happen because I know it will.
And almost EVERY kid in school has an account on there. Mind you, there are about 2,000 kids in my school.
Well, that's about it for now.
EDIT: Damn, still rather long. I'll work on that.