changes || you are not forgotten

So yep. This name has changed again. Why? Well Furiously bookish seemed to trap me in a box of only books, which would be cool (being stuck in a box of books).
But I want to be able to blog about life, the Bible, writing, and books. So furious ever afters is the new name and is staying. I know I've changed a lot in the past few weeks but I've been trying to grasp at my blogging identity, and it's here now.
And today I realized that I never posted my memorial day post.
Memorial day is to remember those fallen but also those whose freedom and identity were stripped away.
For those who are/were missing and location unknown. These men and woman serve us so we can wake up tomorrow not worrying about these things. As we remember the fallen we can also remember who haven't fallen all the way. They could be in a prison camp or missing. Their families grieving because it would be easier to know whether or not they were dead than to wonder where they are. If they are. They could be lying somewhere dying.
Since they give their lives shouldn't we acknowledge them? As a big military history fan, I think about it sometimes. As I study World War two and the Civil war (sometimes present ones) you see that so many people died so that others could take another breath.
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Nearly 500,000 military personnel died during the U.S. Civil War.

That's five hundred thousand people, sons, husbands, brothers, and some maybe even wives, sisters, and daughters.
That number represents many bodies, many souls, many stories. Every one of those men and woman had a story. A story behind why they joined or were drafted.


That's the estimated amount from World War two.
Even more stories and souls. And people still give their lives today for us.
For our freedom.

One POW from World War Two is Louie Zamperini. His story and book are inspiring and amazing.
The movie was also really good. about the life of LOUIS ZAMBERINI.  olympian runner, POW in a brutal japanese internment camp.  he lived to tell....THIS IS AN AMERICAN HERO...94 yrs. young.
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.
The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a jour21864196ney that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.
Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

Louie has tons of amazing quotes that I would put above my writing place or anywhere.

So while we celebrate.... (wait I'm late)....
Well even as we go about our days normally, we can remember that there are people sacrificing for us.
For our freedom.
Just as Christ gave his life for us just as those Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Seamen, and Coast Guards do.
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” -John 15:13
Happy belated Memorial day.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
POW's and MIA's, you are not forgotten. 
Never forget those who gave you the chance at life;
Jesus or that Soldier, Marine, Seaman, Airman, or Coast Guard. 
How was your Memorial Day?

may + all it's books (a monthly recap)

This is early opposed to last months being late. :P
This month wasn't as full as the others, wrote a lot but that was it really.
the blind date (2)

__Happenings and highlights
Somehow I didn't get like any pictures this month of anything really. *scratches head*
Guess the busyness of life (school, writing, etc.) left me with no photos. (well there is a creepy selfie of me but yeah)
two  some highlights

//wrote 30k for my novel (yes it wasn't the 60k I hoped but hey that was a big goal)
//found out that 'Priceless - She's worth fighting for' by Joel and Luke Smallbone is coming out September 6th!!!!!!
*fangirl's and runs around*
//not much else........ I did find most of the pieces for my Realm Makers costume :P (I'm not telling who it is)
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I got to read seven this month (one short of my goal)

These were all pretty good. Hood and Candle in the Darkness both have two more books in the series so I am set for next month...... along with some others. And 'The Magic strings of Frankie Presto' was awesomeeeeeee. Music narrated and the story and writing style was on point. Aquifer was ok. Pretty typical dystopian plot and stuff.

let's chat (5)
(photos lead to posts)
seven reasons whypastedGraphicbeautiful people (1)

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One thing real quick, I never got to doing that vlog/writer interview I told you all about. This month I should be able to make it happen.
Some book reviews
Possibly an excerpt from my story
and a special announcement with Amanda from Scattered Journal pages next Saturday
let's chat
how was your month? Was it as not so tellable as mine?
(is tellable a word cause my computer is underlining it)
How about reading, writing, and life?
This post was kind of short :P

seven reasons why i loved the books thief (ramblings of my feels and the well written story)

It felt like a crime, but I actually watched the movie before reading the book. Yes both were really good.
That's my intro. And if anyone is actually good at intro's we need to talk. Serious help is needed here.
seven reasons why

// The book is narrated by

This was at first odd to me. Morbid if you might.
After a while I started to like it. Death had many quotable sayings. Some made me want to laugh and others cry. But he directed the story from a very different angle than it would have been if it was in the first person and such.
And I mean it was death! A super complex and humorous character that you wanted to laugh with yet at the same time slam against the wall.

THE BOOK THIEF quote literary quote color sky book thiefThe Book Thief:


Rudy was a wonderful character who captured my heart. His lemon colored hair was a big part of who he was. And Liesel+Rudy was really cute..... I can't find a ship name though.
#Lidy | #Liedy | #Ruel | #Iamnotgoodatthissortofthing |#help
Rudy and Liesel: L

//the illustrations in the middle 

They were very simple, but added a lot to the story.
A lot. They also showed you part of Max's back story/and thoughts which was really cool.

//Liesel's obsession with books and words

She learned throughout the story that words weren't just letters stuck together, but tools to show what she saw with her eyes.
Her 'wall dictionary' was awesome and now I want a chalk board wall to write cool words on.
The Book Thief:


"When death captures me, he will feel my fist on his face."
Max is that character that grabs the bookish fangirl inside of you and sucks you into the story.
I'm serious. Max had a big impact on Liesel's life and had some good quotes/sayings. If I got to meet a character from this book, it would be him.

“If your eyes could speak, what would they say?”

//Every page was worth reading

(plus the movie was really good)
In some books there are pages that are like 'Eh' But every page in this book was a re-readable page that I wanted to stare at and digest.
Especially when death had a comment about something or another. It was easy to read and follow along. When I got to page 535, I reread that page where things happen a few times before I could move on.
It was *sniffs*..... you just have to read it.

//the diversity of characters 

There was a
//hidden Jew
//orphaned, theieving girl
//accordion playing man
//and a Nazi supporter's wife
that's a pretty diverse group to have all interacting with each other at some point in the book. And yes an accordion playing man is diverse, I mean how many of those do you see? Hans Hubermann was pretty cool.

let's chat

Have you read the book thief/or watched the movie? Did page 535+536 make you want to jump inside the book and cry? How about death, how did you feel about that as the narrator? How about ship names for Rudy+Liesel? 
These are a lot of questions, no need to answer them all.

beautiful people #17 // armelle

Yeah, there have been a few changes with the design. I was looking for a brighter theme and finally found what I like. And that's my intro--- I am so bad at these. beautiful people (1)       So yeah I've had a couple posts on my novel. But I haven't had any post in a while and saw this link up. It looked fun so here it is.     the questions   How often do they smile? Would they smile at a stranger? I think Armelle smiles pretty frequently. She probably would smile at a stranger because of her sweet nature. Well unless that stranger was a doctor or clonus. What is the cruelest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction? The cruelest thing would be when Lucas tells Armelle that she is a maimed and worthless part of the program. He then slaps her face and proceeds to insult physically and emotionally. So far that is the cruelest thought there might be worse later in the book. Armelle is stunned and angry. Throws a few muttered insults towards him. What is the kindest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction? Hmmmm. Maybe Tyrese when he said that when he went through Doctor training that thinking of Armelle and seeing her again was what motivated him. She was pleased but not happy because of the earlier conversation.   What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting? It would probably be when Tyrese told Armelle that he wanted to be her match when they were very young. She remembers that because Ty was like her closet thing to family and they are/were super close. What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading? This is a good question. I think the Bible. And it's not because there aren't other books she would benefit from. But Armelle struggles with what she believes and what is happening so I think the Bible would be a good one. Have they ever been seriously injured? How severely? How did they react? There is a more serious injury than this but I would spoil a part of the story for sharing. Si this is the next worst. Armelle is in the simulator and there is a fire and small explosion like happening. Apparently there was a glitch/malfunction and she is burnt on her legs and arms. I guess that is pretty severe considering that those injuries lead to the next. Do they like and get along with their neighbours? Armelle's neighbors are the other eight kids in her capsule Alpha, so yeah. She gets along with and likes them. Especially Nash who is like a brother to her. On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with? Armelle is easy to get along with as long as what you are doing doesn't violate her beliefs. So 8/9 for people she knows and 5/6 for people she doesn't cause she needs to gain trust. If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go? Anywhere but the Dome. But probably to see the ocean. Somewhere with crystal clear blue waters. Who was the last person they held hands with? That I just wrote..... hmmmmm It was probably Hugo. I can't remember when.... they have held hands a couple times. But I totally ship #huelle  let's chat
How would you answer these questions for you characters? Do you like my ship name (#huelle), or should I do a different one? 

a guest post by my novel //scarlet

  So helloooooo! I'm Hannah's novel; Scarlet. Scarlet remember that we were telling them about you ok? (Btw all i'm in bold :P) I know. Sometimes she can be so picky with everything about me. But she told me to do a whole post about me. *strikes a pose* A guest post by my novel       __Happenings and highlights-8   A council of twelve. A protected facility with a variety of people, A goal to be met, but many lives to loose. A dozen different doctors, scientists, and other mysterious figures have united to restart the now destroyed earth. War has been rampant and death a regular visitor. Starting out as a small operation, the Dome the doctors start turns out to be larger than expected and plants greed in their hearts. Armelle is one of the many people in the Dome to find ways to start over in a way that can’t messed up. She’s different though. Her mind has synesthesia. A brain function that causes her to see what she hears, hear the things she touches, and see the colors of sound. She is curious about why the head doctor puts them in simulators and performs tests almost everyday. Then she meets Hugo, an outsider who teaches her things she would have never believed. Things about the Dome that will change her life. Forever. Doesn't that sound awesome! *whispers to Scarlet* please tell them that it's extremely unedited and sounds bleh. Ok?  Naw they love it. And anyways I was started officially two months ago. Unofficially like a year and a half ago. Well if that sounds confusing, I can explain. Hannah had an idea for a dystopian story but forgot about it, then another idea and another and eventually they all collided and were blended together into the perfect plot. So I really got all the best traits. __Happenings and highlights-11 *yells* So now introducing the characters! Scarlet please don't be loud.  I can't help it. So first off is Armelle the main character. She quieter and has emotions and thoughts that surpass the normal human brain. She lives in the Dome and is the leader of capsule A. Scarlet, they don't know anything about all that.  That's fine, they can know anyways. [gallery ids="113,112" type="rectangular" link="none"]     Next is Tyrese, her childhood friend and supervisor. He's a cool guy who doesn't seem to know what side he's on. [gallery ids="111,114" type="rectangular"]   And then there's Dr. Lucas Ramirez, the head doctor. He has a goal to repopulate the world but by taking---- Quiet, don't spoil the story!!!!!! Ok, ok. Wellllll scratch that. *plays awkward phone on hold music* b4de870f6daf6e5efeefa4f5df5003da   Another character that you see is Hugo. He's a desert dweller. Andddd he is the guy who Hannah is pushing Armelle towards. #Huelle Yes, there is a ship name already. Hannah couldn't help it. Yep, I couldn't. [gallery ids="1422,645" type="rectangular"] __Happenings and highlights-10 Well of course there are plans for me. First Hannah is going to..... Hoping Scarlet. Hoping.  Ok, hoping that she can pitch to an agent/publisher at Realm Makers this year. And if she is rejected or whatever it would hurt me a lot because that means they hate me It's ok. *pats back* and you probably will be rejected. I mean, I've never pitched or sent you in before.  Hannah, do novels even have backs? They do have spines! *both laugh at our cheesy joke* We are getting of track.  Ok, well if they don't take me, she plans on editing more and trying again and again until she succeeds.

 Remember the other thing?

Oh yeah, and Hannah might be asking for beta readers when I am complete.So she says let her know if you want to help. 

And she says thanks to those who already want to read. 

*Hands sour patch kids* 

Well adios all! 

*does super cool exit ninja thing* 


What would your novel say in a post?


things writers do

Maybe you've never wondered what writers think if you aren't one yourself. Maybe you have. But I am going to give you a small taste of what goes on in a writer's (well actually my) mind. Things (I) writers do 
 Writer: *see's person with bright blue eyes that look amazing* Writer: *stares* Person:  *looks confused and fidgety* 'Why is this person staring at me.' Writer: *looks away* 'I'm going to have to use that amazing color in my story...'   Writers will text their friend's random things like this..... 6279FC92-A287-4608-950A-8CB7E158DC48.JPG or this..... FullSizeRender.jpg   and this. (excuse the spelling mistakes) FullSizeRender.jpg     
 Person: *talking loud during something important* Writer: 'Man that person is so annoying.' *adds them as a useless character in story then gives them tragic death*     They make cheesy jokes concerning their works..... 4DF15BE2-314E-4315-B0FD-8CBC47A0DA9F.JPG     Writers spend a lot of time on baby name websites. And they pin things like 'How to attend to stab wound' or 'Where gun shots are fatal'.                                                                                Writer: *whispers* 'I am a writer. No, wait I am a murderer.'   Keep this in mind, cause a lot of writers are like this. 0A0EDC1F-655E-4408-98CB-B2C23468E530       They plan on converting their book into a screenplay after the final draft is done. 95a6397f47a7d6e028cadb09a5ee2faa.jpgAnd dreaming that someone will make it into a movie.   Writer: *reads awesome book* 'Why didn't I think of this story line?'   Writer: *see's old war photos* *buys old photos* 'you will be a story one day'   

 Buys notebooks because....... because.......
Person: 'Why is she talking to herself.' 'Man, I thought I had problems.' Writer: *repeating scene in head*   
 Writer: "I need to look real quick at that thing for the story...' An hour later on Pinterest. Writer: 'I know how to pick a lock now!'   
 Person: 'What's your book about?' Writer: *Oh snap what is my book about..... whats the title? I forgot everything* 'Ummm its a story'   
  What writerly things do you do? Can you relate to any of these?  //hannah//  

april (better late than never)

Yeah, I'm late. But April was full and I kind of forgot about this whole post and whatnot. We are like 1/4 through the year *screams* where have those months gone?   April  
__Happenings and highlights

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//saw the winter jam movie (Priceless movie!!!!!! *squeals*)
//pretended we fell off a cliff..... my hair is blowing the wrong way and the grass messed it up, but we had fun.
//took a selfie with 'Chris Hemsworth' (the cardboard kind)
//the vlog with some funny mistakes and such, "Death is a thing"
//finished Camp NaNo 20k words
//and yeah school
  __Happenings and highlights-7 So  I  didn't read a whole lot of books this month *hides* Well compared to my usual count I didn't read a lot.
 Book Thief my Markus Zusak
(re read) A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes
(re read) Legend of the Book Keeper by Daniel Blackaby
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson
Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley


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Write 60k for my novel 'Scarlet' 
yes, that sounds like a lot, but I'm on track to finish it up.
Read eight books
While writing and school.
Possibly start up my Etsy shop
I've been planning it for a while but haven't found the time.
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A look inside my novel (maybe from the main characters POV)
An interview with a writer (you know who you are)
possibly another vlog
and maybe some other cool stuff

How was everyone's month? Camp NaNo? 
*hands out sour patch* 
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