Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Bibliophile Sweater Tag: My Answers!

Me: Hey guys!
You Guys: OH MY...!
Me: *Looks around* ...What?
You Guys: Y-Y... YOU'RE POSTING!
Me: Er... yeah. I've made a few posts this week already, y'know!
Me: Um... yes, I am.
Me: O.o

Yes, guys, it's true! I am officially making a REAL POST!
*People gasp all around me*
Oh dear.

I apologize- this was supposed to be posted yesterday.
And, uh... it wasn't.
I'm sorry- I completely forgot about it until right about when I had to get off my computer! D:

Anyways, instead of, y'know, typing a paragraph about how I've been lazy and on Thanksgiving break and slightly uninspired, why don't we just get on with the tag? XD!

Alright, so this tag is called The Bibliophile Sweater Tag!
Before I start, let me go over the rules!
- Give the person who tagged you a never-ending supply of cookies (or just thank them - either works)
THANK YOU LOSTTTTTT!!! *Gives cookies*
- Answer all the questions and use the blog graphic for this tag somewhere in your post 
Done and done!
- Pass along the tag to at least five other people
Er... hasn't pretty much everyone else done this tag by now? Pretty sure I'm one of the last, XD!
- Wear a sweater (okay, this is optional...but why wouldn't you want to??)
OOOOH! I've been preparing for this!
*Runs and grabs pink sweater*

Let's gooo!

Fuzzy sweater (a book that is the epitome of comfort)

Hmm, let's see...
I'd have to go with Sisters! The whole book is written in a comic-like style, but it's such a relatable book, and to me, that's comforting! XD!
It shows that, even though siblings may not get along most of the time, they DO come together when they need to, and that, deep down, they always love each other!

Striped sweater (book which you devoured every line of)

Er... can I choose something WITHOUT a cover?
That sounds odd, but I promise, it's a real story!

Okay, I'm gonna say Jamaasian High, by Lostfairy!
OKAY, OKAY, before you all go throwing rotten bananas at me and booing (XD), YES, I am aware that the Jamaasian series is a series us bloggers made up for fun, and the stories are technically officially published or anything.
Like, seriously, they're awesome. XDD!

Anyways, Lostfairy's Jamaasian High is fun, exciting, and, ever since the latest chapter, I've been DYING to read more!
Seriously guys, If JH was a real high school, I would go there. XDD!

 Ugly Christmas sweater (book with a weird cover)

(Eek, the book in this picture is in kinda-bad condition!)
So, yes, there's an evil-looking bunny on top of a dog, and a cat kinda freakily peeking out from behind the dog. XD!
I apologize- I couldn't find a book with an amazingly-odd cover on my bookshelf, XD!
However, I remember loving this book back in... 3rd grade, was it? I honestly don't know, but TRUST ME, I REMEMBER THE DETAILS! XD!
Oh, and I HAVE re-read it since then, haha!
It's actually pretty funny, and it was so popular that there were a few more books featuring the characters made a bit later! 

Funny story: I was reading one of those other books one night (quite a while back- 4th grade, maybe?), and, in the book, it suddenly got stormy. It was stormy outside IRL as well, and there was even some hail, in fact. 
Then, the book TOTALLY freaked me out by acting like one of the characters had died, and I just suddenly got really jumpy.
Younger Me (in my head): "Oh no, it's dark and stormy in the book, and it's dark and stormy here, and something really bad happened in the book, so WHAT IF SOMETHING REALLY BAD HAPPENS HERE IN REAL LIFE!?"
Yeah, that was a GREAT way to go to bed. XD!

Cashmere sweater (most expensive book you've bought)

Er... have I ever bought a book that's over $20?
Er, can I choose a SET of books? XD!
They had different covers back then, but this- the first set of Warriors books- cost me a lot! I don't exactly remember HOW MUCH, but... er... a lot? XD!
This was my first ever set of Warriors books I completed, so they're very special to me!

Hoodie (favorite classic book)
I didn't personally buy this book, but I had heard this was a good book from many people, and, when I finally got it (I, uh, forgot how), I was excited to read it!
If you didn't know, I was OBSESSED with dogs back when I was in elementary. I still love them a TON, in fact!
But, even now, if a book has a furry animal on the cover, I just HAVE to read it!
So this book was a perfect fit for me! I remember loving it- maybe I'll read it again over Christmas break!
Also, it has an award, as you can see, so that normally means it's really good, XD!
Seems to be a classic to me, hehe!

Cardigan (book that you bought on impulse)

I saw that this book had short stories about Mapleshade AND Ravenpaw, so I HAD to have it! Mapleshade is by far my favorite villain in the Warriors series, and Ravenpaw is one of my favorite characters in general! And I've always wondered about Goosefeather- he was very mysterious when he showed up in Bluestar's Prophecy.
So I ordered this book off of Amazon as soon as I heard about the release of it!
I was not disappointed- all three of the stories were AMAZING, and they really explained a lot!

Turtleneck sweater (book from your childhood)

Ooh! So many choices...
Guys, you have NO IDEA how many times I checked this book out from the library in elementary. 
I always hung around the cats-and-dogs section of the library (c'mon, it's not THAT surprising, now is it? XD!), and, once I had read this book, I kept checking it out at random times throughout the years, because it's just so CUTE, and the illustrations are ADORABLE!
This is one of the pages from it!
Ah, that kitten is adorable. I WANT TO HUG HIMMMMM!
Ahem... uh... okay... I think you guys get the point: I loved this book. XD!

Homemade knitted sweater (book that is Indie-published)

Hehe... whoops! Nothing to see here! If I'm being honest... I have no idea what an Indie-published book even IS!
Hold on, lemmie look it up.
*Searches Google*
I still don't get it, eheheh.
*Clicks on different websites*
Okay, I THINK I get it now.
Yeah, I don't know of any books I've read that are published like that! 

V-neck sweater (book that did not meet your expectations)

SPOILERS AHEAD! Just a warning!
The book I'm talking about, out of these three, is Spottedleaf's Heart.
I didn't technically HATE it.
I just thought it'd be about, y'know, SpottedLEAF. All her inside thoughts and feelings. How she died. 
I didn't think expect it to talk about Spottedleaf when she was SpottedPAW, and still really young.
I was kinda disappointed, partly because of that, and partly because some of Spottedleaf's decisions in that book were... not exactly ones I'd recommend. 
But I wasn't annoyed, really. Disappointed. But not annoyed that it wasn't what I wanted.
Still, I wish I knew more about Spottedleaf's thoughts when she was a full-grown cat, not an apprentice.

Argyle sweater (book with a unique format)

My mom got me this book a few years ago, and this year, I finally took it off of my bookshelf and read it!
I chose A Wrinkle In Time for "book with a unique format" because... well, the writing is a lot simpler than what I'm used to, and what a lot of books are written like now. It doesn't describe the setting super vividly, like in the Warriors books, and there aren't many words written in italics, which are normally used to say what a character is thinking. Yet, it's still such an amazing book! Plus, the simple writing style kinda lets the reader make up the missing details!

Polka dot sweater (a book with well-rounded characters)

Can I maaaaybe copy Lostfairy on this one? Just this once? PLEEEAASE?

You Guys: Um, well-

You Guys: Aaaaand she did it anyway.

XDD! Anyways, yes, The Maze Runner is my choice for this one, because I love how different the characters are, and all their different traits! Thomas is smart and thoughtful, Newt keeps everyone together (guess that's why he's "The Glue", huh Lost? XD!), and is a natural leader, and Minho is brave and sarcastic. 
There are so many more characters I could talk about, but that'd take forever, so I'll just leave it at those 3! XD!


You would think a post like this would only take an hour or so, right?
I worked on this on-and-off for about three days.
Mmm hmm, that's me. XDD!

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed this obviously-overdue post, hehe! Until I see you all again, remember to PARTY HARD, BE KIND, and JAM ON! Byeeeee, mah bold bananas! XD!

Friday, November 24, 2017

A Quick Thanks For Thanksgiving!

Hello hello everyone!

Okay... so I MIGHT be posting this at a really late time, meaning it's technically the day AFTER Thanksgiving, and you'll all be seeing it that day or later anyway...
But shhh, let's just pretend it's still Thanksgiving Day for this one little post! XD!

Ah, I love Thanksgiving! A lot more this year than I have in past years! I have quite a lot to be thankful for! The Lord, family, and, of course, you guys!

I can't even begin to say how much you guys mean to me! Y'know, when I first met some of you, I was going through a time when... well... when I felt my best friends and I had pretty much grown apart completely. And, being the shy person I am, I knew it would be hard to make new friends- I'm not the kind of person that can just go up to someone and start talking.
But then I met you guys, and it really helped lift me up and keep me happy. After that, I DID end up making two new friends IRL, and I like to think it was because of all the bloggers having my back and encouraging me.

I'll admit, I am having a similar problem these days. My IRL friends just seem so... different. They talk about things I'd rather not even think about. They're all a little more talkative- I'm more of a listener. They live in the real world, and I'm pretty much a dreamer.
But, knowing you guys care, knowing you guys are always behind me... that helps me in ways you could never imagine.

So thank you. I'm thankful for every single one of you today, and every day! You guys are amazing. :,)

*Dusts hands off*
Well... ahem... I apologize if that all sounded cheesy to you guys. But it's true- I swear it is.

Well, I better get going. I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving (even you, Lost, even though yours was a while back, XDD)! I'll try to get a post up tomorrow- I have it as a draft right now, because I haven't quite finished it yet! But, until then, remember to PARTY HARD, BE KIND, and JAM ON! ;)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Lost!

This is it.
The moment you've all been waiting for.

You Guys: What "moment we've all been waiting for?"

Okay, fine. The moment SOME OF YOU have been waiting for.

You Guys: You know that most of us don't know what you're talking about, right?

OKAY FINE! The moment ONE BLOGGER IN PARTICULAR has been waiting for!

You Guys: That's better!

Sorry- couldn't resist a traditional Swirlshine intro!

Anywho, before I get this post underway...


In hindsight, maybe I should've just said "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" instead. XDD!

Okay, so...
After almost two weeks of planning, drawing, and coloring...

And here it it! *Whips away a sheet*


I hope you love it, Lost! It took me quite a while to complete, and I tried to add everything I could! Happy birthday once again- you're an outstanding blogger and an even more outstanding friend! :D

Okay, so for those of you waiting for an ACTUAL post by me, I have a full week off of school for Thanksgiving, so I'll have plenty of time to make maybe even more than one post! Just be patient- I promise I'll make one soon! :)
Also, Flora, since I saw your information late, I obviously don't have your birthday art yet. I'm sorry about that, DX! I WILL get it done, though, and I'll give it to you ASAP! Happy birthday to you as well- hope it's awesome! :D

Until next time, remember to PARTY HARD, wish Lost and Flora a happy birthday, and JAM ON, guys! Swirl.. OUT! 😉

P.S. Lost, if you want to see a part of the art a little closer, just tell me, and I'll gladly send you a picture! :)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Quick Quiz Thingamabob


Do any of you guys remember that quiz website that was really popular in the AJ blogging community? And everyone used it and made "Do You Know (insert username here)?" quizzes?

Well, I kept thinking about it, so I finally went back and found an old post of mine with the link to the website.

So... here's a newer, harder version, I guess! XD!

(#2) Do You Know Swirlshine?


Okay, I'm just gonna end this short... uh... "post" here and stop being weird.
Okie, byeeeeeee.

~Swirlshine (who is currently acting very weird)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Birthday Art Info Needed!

Yeesh, I did it again, didn't I? I went another almost-week without posting.
School just seems to hate me this year- I apologize! Homework always seems to take up my free time when I need it the most!

But anyways, why don't we get onto the REAL point of this lil' post... thingy? XD!

Alright! So, if you guys didn't already know, there are a LOT of blogger birthdays coming up! Lost's and Flora's are on the same day, and Sarah's is not long after theirs!
I always try to make the bloggers some kind of special drawing for their birthday, but I wanted a new, more original idea this time around, instead of just drawing their main animal again!
So, I came up with an idea that, I admit, will take quite a bit of time, but I think it'll be a cool thing to try out!
But, in order to make everyone one, I need some information first!

Sarah, Lost, Flora- since your birthdays are right around the corner, I need this info from you guys asap! Everyone else, fill this out if you can, but if your birthday isn't for a while, you don't have to do it right away!
Please fill out your answers for this lil' form-thing in the comments below, or you can email them to me, if you want! Whatever you want! :D

Year (optional):

Main Look On AJ:

Favorite Things:
(Make a list of random things you like, like your favorite books, colors, animals, etc. You can make it as long or as short as you want, but the longer the better!)

I hope you'll all like the finished product when I reveal it! I'll most likely post about these drawings again around or on November 19th! 
Unil my next ACTUAL, AJ related, post, please remember to PARTY HARD, BE KIND, and JAM ON, guys! ;D