effie posted an update 2 days, 15 hours ago

    @bryannahstevens
    Gratefulness. Appreciation. Whatever you want to call it. Thankfulness. Do you say things you’re thankful for on Thanksgiving? That’s gratefulness. Now you just have to continue doing that every day of the year . . . just kidding. You don’t have to do that. Maybe that can be your New Year’s Resolution, even. Nobody ever keeps…[Read more]

        cocostar replied 2 days, 15 hours ago

        OMG I FORGOT AND I HAVE TO SLEEP NOW

        bryannahstevens replied 2 days, 14 hours ago

        Great. Thanks effie!

    effie posted an update 5 days, 18 hours ago

    @cocostar
    I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry about . . . everything. *huggles*

        cocostar replied 5 days, 18 hours ago

        About…that? *huggles*
        …yeah.

          effie replied 5 days, 18 hours ago

          Okay. On here, or on a doc?

          cocostar replied 5 days, 18 hours ago

          I’m confused.

          effie replied 5 days, 18 hours ago

          About what?

          cocostar replied 5 days, 18 hours ago

          ‘on here, or on a doc?’

          effie replied 5 days, 18 hours ago

          *smacks head* For some reason, I got it in my head that, on the post, I asked you if you wanted to talk about it, and the “. . . yeah” was to that question. *shakes head*
          So. Do you want to talk about it?

          cocostar replied 5 days, 18 hours ago

          on a doc? sure. but i don’t want someone to see…

          effie replied 5 days, 18 hours ago

          I can give you the link and then delete this post.

          cocostar replied 5 days, 17 hours ago

          pls do that

          effie replied 5 days, 15 hours ago

          OOPS SORRY
          If you’re still on I can give you the link right now.

          cocostar replied 5 days, 14 hours ago

          i do be too late tho

          effie replied 5 days ago

          Yup. *sighs* This is working well. Comment when you’re on, I’ll probably be on. Maybe.

          effie replied 5 days ago

          I’ll try to be on.

          cocostar replied 4 days, 22 hours ago

          Are you on?

          effie replied 4 days, 22 hours ago
          cocostar replied 4 days, 22 hours ago

          Thanks!

        pugsforever replied 4 days, 22 hours ago

        coco, i’m sorry

          cocostar replied 4 days, 22 hours ago

          🙁

    effie posted an update 1 week ago

    @cocostar
    Do you want to talk?

        cocostar replied 1 week ago

        Sure!

          effie replied 1 week ago

          Sorry I replied so late – are you still on?

          cocostar replied 6 days, 17 hours ago

          Yup

        evilxaudrey replied 6 days, 19 hours ago

        👀

          effie replied 6 days, 19 hours ago

          XD

    effie posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    @cocostar
    @outdoorpoet
    @mindlle
    @poco
    @thestoriangirl
    @dancingthroughsge
    @bdub-panera
    @evilxaudrey
    @theginger
    @sallysallysally
    @ssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
    @ladyofthebooksge
    @alexofroom66
    @pencilpeytie
    @everyone I missed
    Hello! You guys are the people here that I consider my friends, many of which I haven’t talked to in a while. Because of…[Read more]

        cocostar replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        Dang you really caught me out there

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          XD

          cocostar replied 6 days, 22 hours ago

          Too accurattteeee

        thestoriangirl replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        u-uh idk

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          *nods*

        outdoorpoet replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        *I hug you.* I AM good though… How you?

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          That’s good. *I hug you back* I’m good too. I’m happy.

        sallysallysally replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        Yay, you’re back! Life’s been pretty…fine, I guess. Coding classes are the worst, school’s okay, but still pretty boring. Posted piano solo with a bajillion mistakes on youtube for a stupid recital.
        So, how’ve you been?

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          Coding sounds cool, I agree with the school, and oof.
          I’ve been good. I got super behind on school, but I’ve gotten mostly caught up, so that feels nice.

          sallysallysally replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          cODING IS NOT COOL

        poco replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        Hiiii! I’m good. I did get outed though-
        my dad read my emails about coming out. my parents are supportive of course, but i was still outed.

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          Yeah, I think I saw that somewhere in your activity.

          poco replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          lol
          it sucks though.

        mindlle replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        Hi. I am good.

        JK!!!!! Hello!!!!!!!!! *Hugs you* Soooooo my birthday is next Monday, I have a volleyball tournament this Saturday, and I GOT ASKED TO BE REPRESENTED BY AN AGENT!!!! How are you? :)))

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          Hi! *hugs you back* Happy early birthday! I hope you’ll have fun with volleyball. And that’s awesome!
          I’m fine, read my other comments because I’m too lazy to repeat myself.

        evilxaudrey replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        i have a cat and i’m potentially getting merch from my favorite youtuber ever also i found an old board game form 1993 that my stepdad had and it’s murder cases and yes i am great actually!

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          Adorable, cool, and awesome.

        pencilpeytie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        Hey Effie! Its awesome to know you consider me a friend 😀

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          Hi! And yes, I do. 🙂
          (That was the only thing I could think of to say to that.)

        mindlle replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        OOH ALSO, I MIGHT MEET FIN WOLFHARD ON MY BIRTHDAY https://fanmio.com/products/meet-finn-wolfhard-from-stranger-things-and-it

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          Awesome!

        theginger replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        *hugs* hey there, I missed you.
        I’m seriously exhausted. School is.. stressful, to put it mildly. The mental strain of going to school, even online, during a pandemic is enormous. It’s wearing on all of us.
        I get my wisdom teeth out on Wednesday, so wish me luck! *shares milkshake* maybe I’ll host an ice cream party to celebrate.
        BTS BE drops…[Read more]

          effie replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          *hugs back* Missed you too.
          Yeah, school’s annoying. *shakes head* Pandemic’s annoying too.
          Good luck!
          Ooh, yum, ice cream.
          What’s BTS?
          I’ve been good! Figuring out a few ways not to procrastinate. That’s why I became more active on here.
          Oh, yeah, I should post some more poems!

          ladyofthebooksge replied 1 week ago

          Good luck! And ooh ice cream is always great even though it’s winter for me

        elviaofcamelot replied 1 week, 1 day ago

        I wasn’t tagged but hi ef

          effie replied 1 week ago

          Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry! I knew I would forget people. *shakes head at myself* I’m so so sorry.
          How are you?

          elviaofcamelot replied 1 week ago

          AWW no don’t feel bad, i’m not too bad, I just kind of got my heart broken but at least now i have good ideas for a new song, also i have 72 blimen word test that i had to learn in a day, time to fail. Anway how are you?

          effie replied 1 week ago

          “You just kind of got your heart broken” *shakes head* That’s awesome that you have an idea for a song, though. You write songs?
          That sounds fun.
          I’m good! Doing better with homework. I’m not really behind anymore, but I’m also not really ahead.

          elviaofcamelot replied 6 days, 21 hours ago

          yup i write songs, ive written about 11 so far, some good, most terrible but we move. i hateeeee homeworkkkkkkk i have 5 pieces to do but I am of course procrastinating

          effie replied 6 days, 20 hours ago

          That’s cool! I’m sure they’re fine, but you know what, if you keep writing, you’ll get better! Some of my poems from a while ago are really bad, but I consider myself a decent poet now.
          Yes, yes, the procrastinating. It’s very fun.

        ladyofthebooksge replied 1 week ago

        Thanks for considering me your friend! *hugs you guys*
        I’m currently stressed, my procrastination really caught up with me and now have 1 overdue project and one that is due today. School is very stressful, and I never knew quarantine could be this exhausting even as an introvert. Also I want to sleep more. I think my Thanksgiving break would just…[Read more]

          ladyofthebooksge replied 1 week ago

          Also @/raynaevil809 and I are starting an art club, here’s the google classroom link if you want to join:
          https://classroom.google.com/c/MjMwMzIzOTgxMzU5?cjc=2qpkwhd

          effie replied 1 week ago

          *hugs back* School’s very bleh. Yes, sleep. Sleep is good.
          That sounds fun. And that’s cool!
          Reading’s always great.
          You’re welcome!

          ladyofthebooksge replied 1 week ago

          *thanks you and eats some snacks*
          bleh is a great word to describe it. And how are you doing? Did anyone read the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes? I’m not very far into it but it’s interesting so far

          effie replied 6 days, 20 hours ago

          I read that a while ago! It’s kind of . . . strange, but also good. In its own way.

          ladyofthebooksge replied 5 days, 22 hours ago

          oooooooooh
          Apparently it was overdue so we had to return it back… But I wasn’t done reading it ;-;

        mindlle replied 6 days, 20 hours ago

        I am!! Well, I HAVE it, I was gonna read it yesterday… but then I read school for good and evil instead (just like always) Is it good?

        evilxaudrey replied 6 days, 19 hours ago

        when i’m tagged 🤩

          effie replied 6 days, 19 hours ago

          🙂

    effie posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    @poco
    Perseverance. I have a problem with this myself, as Penelope probably knows. I always post my section on Saturday night without fail – except for on those nights where first I have to scroll through my mentions to find the topic and ship, and then I have to come up with some ideas, and then I have to actually write it, and so I don’t feel…[Read more]

        poco replied 1 week, 2 days ago

        thanks!

    effie posted an update 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hello all! Today we will be having… *drum roll, please!* a READ-A-THON! Yes, this is going to be awesome. Red School came out a few weeks ago, but we’re asked you to hold off so we could do it together! This. Is. Going. To. Rule. If you didn’t pre-order Red School, or already read it, feel free to pick up ANY book, and read along, telling us the f…[Read more]

        gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        First of all, I need to write a poem to get my anger out.
        Click, Click, Click
        Incessant
        Provoking
        Click, Click, Click
        No. Please
        STOP.
        Click, Click, Click.
        I’M GONNA STAPLE YOUR FACE TO THE WALL FKGRTNJEHKGTFCJH
        ________
        See latest update for further info.
        ________
        I’ve never read Red School, so I’m gonna wait for more people to show up.

          effie replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          You don’t have to have read it, today’s about reading it! Or reading Red School if you’re like me and you still haven’t read that and also forgot to order Red School.
          If you don’t have either, you can either skip today or read a different book.
          Did that help?
          (Also I love your poem.)

          gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          Oh, okay, thanks, this did help :))))))
          (lol yes my poem is great)

        snakelover replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        I can’t do it cuz i will be in school but i will def share kotlc lines later

          gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          lol I am in school
          Everyone just texts anyways lol

          anadilforever7 replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          Random line from Trials of Apollo; “”When our dragon declared war on Indiana, I knew it was going to be a bad day” -Lester Trials of Apollo #2

        bunnyrabbit123 replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        I don’t have Red Queen bc I’m waiting to see what other people thought of it. Plus I’ve seen the description and it doesn’t sound like my thing tbh. Instead I am reading: Moonlocket! It’s an OK book. I prefer SGE so I’ll probably change to that half way through lol

        outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        hehe

        sapphy replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        “there’s nothing more natural than dying from a knife to the neck. what would be unnatural is if he survived”
        “in my defence, you are a frightfully boring person, so I don’t really think I can be blamed for my attention wandering”
        “I’m kind of in between relationships at the moment”
        “oh! congratulations! your mother must be so proud. oh wait – she…[Read more]

          snakelover replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          ?

        sapphy replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        i was telling the funny bits
        its from seasons of war

        ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        There was no way you could keep me from reading red school for that long so I’m sharing my favorite Six of Crows quote and when I get to it I’ll find a quote from the book I actually just finished.

        “Kaz replied with a time-saving gesture that relied heavily on his middle—finger and disappeared belowdecks.”

          sapphy replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          yesssssssss six of crows!

          ladyofthebooksge replied 1 week, 4 days ago

          Lol that quote really is epic! AND YESS SIX OF CROWS

        snakelover replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        Oki, I have a funny bit i just wanna share from the second hp movie, and then ill do a kotlc quote.

        *Hermione runs into the dining hall after being un-parralized, hugs harry, moves to hug ron, then ends up awkwardly shaking his hand*

        And kotlc quotes: “Stina unleashed a string of words that would make Ro proud.”
        “GAH!”
        “‘I was going to die him…[Read more]

        pinker13 replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        “Can’t fight in person?
        We can videoconference
        I’ll kill you online.”

          snakelover replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          who said that ms-granger? it’s amaze

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          Oh it’s one of the chapter haikus from Tower of Nero, so, Apollo, I guess.

          epitomeofperfection replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          Just finished it.
          thought it was poorly written for Riordan

          gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks ago

          Actually, Dov, agreed. The Trials of Apollo was easily his worst work. It wasn’t terrible, I was just expecting more.

          ladyofthebooksge replied 1 week, 4 days ago

          Yeah true. I personally really like ToA. It wasn’t terrible and there were some good character development going on. But it isn’t his best work either. Interesting… perhaps he is going through burnout or didn’t put in as much effort as some of his earlier work.
          hmm

        sapphy replied 1 week, 3 days ago

        I’ve only read the greek gods series from him, and imo the original series is the worst because i think he definitely matured as a writer since the first arc. heroes of olympus is the best though because of leo, nico, hazel and frank. i don’t make the rules.

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          Leo!!!! I didn’t like Jason much in HoO but i feel like he became a better character in Trials of Apollo for the one book he was in.

          ladyofthebooksge replied 1 week, 2 days ago

          I think he also matured in ToA, that scene with Jason in the Burning Maze really showed that to me. The first series is very linear and somewhat formulaic, but it was satisfying to read and had some good character moments as well. HoO is a mixed bag for me, as I really like the characters but the ending wasn’t quite there. Also with the 7 povs…[Read more]

        sapphy replied 1 week, 3 days ago

        jason is irrelevant

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 2 days ago

          Oh man I don’t know if I’m allowed to spoil burning maze. Am I allowed to spoil it?

        sapphy replied 1 week, 2 days ago

        ah it’s fine i know what happens

        sapphy replied 1 week, 2 days ago

        I read the first ToA and it was really fun to read but I’ve been so busy that I can’t read the second one yet even though I’ve got all of the first four.

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 2 days ago

          Oh well then I think Jason turns out to be so much more significant after he died than before. Which is… kinda sad.

          ladyofthebooksge replied 1 week, 1 day ago

          Yep… his death was what made me really appreciate his character.
          aaaaaa

    effie posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    @poco
    Growth Mindset
    Have you ever heard of something called a growth mindset? If you have, I bet you just think of it as something you do in school. A teacher thing. But really? It can be super important in your life. A growth mindset is what says that you can be smarter, you can be better, you can be great.
    A growth mindset is basically…[Read more]

        poco replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago

        thank youuuu!

    effie posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Today is the day you have been waiting for! (Maybe.) We will announce the winners of the contest!
    *drumroll*
    *and more drumroll*
    *and more*
    *plus a bit more . . . *
    And . . .
    All your poems were super good and we don’t want to rank them, so you all get first place. I know that’s not very exciting, but we love all of them. Thank you for sha…[Read more]

        sandol replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        FIRST

        gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        What if weeeee…….. I’m not really sure.

          outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          Well I was thinking of posting poetry slams and stuff more often cause we ruled that on Wednesday, (Tuesday was it?)

          gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          Yeah! And…. what if we shared our favorite piece of poetry, writer, story, or fanfic like once a month? idk that’s probably a terrible idea XD

          sandol replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          How about a weekly writing prompt? Or a NaNoWriMo club on this site? Or writing exercises or brainstorming sessions or…

        outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        Gummivear, it’s not, but I was thinking more than once a month. Yeah, weekly sounds fun. Or even with a nano club, we could each take turns and do DAILy.

        epitomeofperfection replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        *comments for notifs*
        hopefully have ideas later

          arcticsorcerer replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          …can we….write a hicsqueak fanfic?

        pinker13 replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        *also comments for notifs*

    effie posted an update 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    And. It. Is. ANOTHER. CONTESTTTTTTT. Today, we will be entering… A POETRY CONTEST. Usual rules that apply to the others, and details will be on the doc. Remember, EVERYONE can write poetry. All you have to do is try. String a few words together- whatever feels right, and it’s called poetry.
    Rules:
    Topic can be anything.
    24 lines max, haiku min…[Read more]

        outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

        C”MON PEEPS YOU CAN DO THIS

        gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

        Hm, I’ll do a happy one and a sad one for balance.
        WE STAY ASHORE
        The sun rises glowing, shining, and gold,
        As it always has since the days of old.
        While the sky fades pink, yellow and red,
        An ark appears in a sea unsaid.
        The eastern sky, robin’s egg blue,
        Opens up as the mourning dove flew.
        As the dove reaches a homeland, lush and green,
        It flies…[Read more]

          effie replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

          I love it!

          gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

          Aw, tysm!!!!

        aestheticbibliophile replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

        WE walk hand in hand past all the the trees
        WE talk for hours and hours.
        WE stay behind, “Just leave us be”
        WE walk back to the towers.

        WE listen to songs from OUR favourite playlist
        WE dance with the tune
        WE sing along to all the lyrics
        WE stay up and look at the moon.

        But ‘WE’ becomes ‘I’ as we drift apart
        Drift away from memories
        I still…[Read more]

          gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

          omggg that is so sad and sweet, and I’m sorry….

        snakelover replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

        The Winter Falls down and the Summer Springs up.
        The curtains are closed but the playbills are loved.
        The drama is gone, yet still lives on.
        The passion will stay, and wait for another day.

        BOOM!

        ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

        Watching my Little Girl Grow Up

        My name is Virginia Dare and I was killed by a hostile tribe of American Indians after leaving Roanoke.

        It’s all part of the curse, you see. Perhaps I shouldn’t have taken it.

        My name is Abigail Sonclair and I died in the first winter at Plymouth Colony.

        My name is Nathan Hale and I was hanged as a Rev…[Read more]

          gummibear2434 replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

          Whoah. I– I just have no words for how insightful that was

          effie replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

          Amazing.

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

          (I should point out that everyone except Virginia Dare (her cause of death is made up no one knows what happened to her) and Nathan Hale are made up names I didn’t actually do that much research even though half of these are rather easy to find lists for.)

        pinker13 replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago
        bookworm123456789 replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

        Don’t

        Don’t tell me that life is happy,
        Because right now I feel pretty sad.
        Don’t tell me that it gets better, easier,
        Because all I know right now is that it is hard.
        Don’t tell me lies disguised as truths.
        And don’t tell me facts that are actually fibs.
        Just give me some real honesty
        And say that life ***** right now because it really…[Read more]

          bookworm123456789 replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago

          starred out word is s.u.c.k.s just so you know

          effie replied 2 weeks, 3 days ago

          *hugs* So good.

        foxgirl25 replied 2 weeks, 3 days ago

        Do u mind posting the link to the doc? Or…?

          effie replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago

          Oh, sorry. When we wrote these, we were going to have a doc, but doc links aren’t allowed anymore, so the rules are in the post. Sorry for the confusion!

          snakelover replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago

          who is the winner? i wanna know (even though i probs didn’t win)

          effie replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago

          Everybody’s the winner!
          (I know it’s lame but we didn’t want to have to choose.)

    effie posted an update 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Do What Makes You Happy
    I know some of you are thinking, “Well, what about homework? Is she telling us not to do our homework! Yes!” No. That is not what this is about. This is about career. This is about your future. This is about who you want to be. If you don’t do what you want to do, if you don’t act the way you want to act, if you aren’t true…[Read more]

        effie replied 3 weeks, 3 days ago

        Gah, I forgot to tag again! @poco Sorry it was pretty short.

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