Saturday, November 16, 2013

Candles: Only on Tumblr

So, I was just on Tumblr and I saw this... 

I think that's more than enough said. 


GOD, it's just so much fun to watch! Where can I buy one of these?

Have a phantasmagorical day. (Yes, that is a real word.)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

What I'm REALLY Taking in Grade 12

I don't know if you remember this post called Grade 12 Courses in which I illustrated for you the courses I hoped to take in grade 12. Well as you might expect, things didn't turn out quite as planned. 

So, first semester, I have Understanding Canadian Law, Foundations for College Math, Visual Art, and English in that order. Second semester, I have two credit coop, Visual Art again, and Writer's Craft. 

That means I didn't get Ancient History, Personal Wellness and Fitness or Film and Video Drama. But I did get Visual Art twice. It also turns out that I cannot take Writer's Craft instead of English. 

Now for a little about my classes I have currently:

Law is awesome. My teacher's great and she doesn't load us up with homework, but I did fail the first test she gave us...

Math is math. I'm not a big fan of math, but you know. It's useful.

Art's friggin' fantastic! I have the same teacher as last year and the curriculum is the same so I know what to expect. I'm working on a painting for our five-day project at the moment. I'll post the picture I'm working from at the end.

English... Oh my. I like my teacher, but he's handing out work as if he's everyone's only exam course this semester. On Monday he assigned a 3-4 page informal paper on Modernist Poetry to be handed in on Thursday (so far I have a title: Modernist Poetry). Then he handed out a novel (well, one of three novels. Those being The Great Gatsby, Murder in the Cathedral or Dubliners. I went with the murdery one. Everyone's doing Gatsby) to be read by the 30th. God only knows what kind of hell-spawned essay we'll have to write about that. Now we have to make a webpage on Wikispaces about stuff; I don't even know anymore. 

I'm usually not this swamped with English work until the middle of the semester. I'm also starting Driver's Ed on Monday and I haven't even started getting my G1 yet. Not to mention I need to get a job.

Honestly, though. Why is homework allowed? We're legally obliged to go school every day and learn alongside a bunch of people we usually don't like. Then we get to go to our after-school jobs then home to ignore our families in favour of doing more school work which is exactly the same as what we just spent all day doing. 

I think this picture I found on Tumblr proves my point:

Also, here's the picture I'm working from for my art project:

Full credit to the photographer.

Thanks for tuning in, bros. Have a pleasant day and I hope your schooling's going better than mine.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hey, it's me... You know; Kenzie? The Admin? No? Okay...

Hey. Sorry I disappeared for so long. Sadly, I don't a legitimate excuse for my absence (okay, so my laptop broke last month, but other than that, I got nothing). Nonetheless, I'm going to make an effort (like, a real effort) to blog more regularly on both this and my beauty blog.  

Good news; I've filmed the welcome video for my vlog channel (link above) and I'm going to edit soon, but not tonight. 

As I'm grade 12 now, I'd also like to update you on my classes because they didn't end up being as I thought they would. 

I'll update this if I think of anything else. 


There's thunder outside. That is all.

Real Update:

Remember how I said that I recorded the Welcome video for my vlog channel? It has no picture. Like, at all. Seriously right now?!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fan Fiction and Gallifreyan

So, today (well, technically yesterday) I made it my goal to at least begin to learn how to write in Gallifreyan, which is the language of the Timelords if you didn't already know.

I did pretty well. I found (with very little effort) this page. I took notes of everything in a spare notebook which will now be dedicated to learning Gallifreyan, as well as other fictional languages (such as Elvish) and proceeded to figure out what Hamish Watson-Holmes would look like in Gallifreyan. 

Hamish Watson-Holmes is the fictional child of John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. He is also the subject of a fan fiction I am currently writing. I'll keep you updated on it's progress, but it's going to be flipping long (the first chapter is almost 5000 words). I am not the first person to come up with Hamish, but I did try to keep my ideas as original as possible. 

Anyway, I went on Paint and threw this together:

Please keep in mind it's not exact. I had to leave the 'H' out of Holmes to make it work. If you know more about writing in Gallifreyan, please let me know in the comments. I'd like some more resources. 

May your day be full of celestial might, much like the Space Whale's song.

Disclaimer: I didn't make this beautiful Space Whale picture. Full credit to the artist.


The prologue and chapter one of my fanfic are on The link is in the tab called '' above. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Etsy and Whatnot

Since I plan on being a artist when I grow up (alongside being a makeup artist), I figured a good way to make money is to sell my paintings and drawings on Etsy. My good friend, Abbey, is planning on doing something similar, but instead she'll be selling home-made clothing. You can read more about it here.

I've made my account, but I haven't set up my store yet. When I do, you'll know because the tab will be at the top (I'll also do a blog post). Keep in mind I'm just finishing up grade 11 and it'll be a while before I can actually sell things. In the mean time, here's a YouTube video uploaded by a girl I like to watch who is also named Abby who looks a lot like my friend Abbey. If you're interested in starting your own Etsy store, you should find this very helpful.

In case you're interested, here are some pictures of a couple of paintings I've done:

My Culminating project for Visual Art:

My culminating project for Fashion:

A painting of a rock:

I hope you enjoyed! And sorry for being MIA for so long. Have a splendid day.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Impossible Astronaut Day

This is happening, okay? I've been watching Doctor Who, and I haven't gotten to this episode yet, but I hopefully will by the time this rolls around.

Let me know if you participate. Post pictures on my Facebook page (link in the tabs above). 

Have a who-tastic day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Grade 12 Courses

So it's second semester and earlier this week my English class was called down to a classroom on the third floor. We were told about our options for classes for grade 12 and how it's superdy-duperdy important and how it shapes our futures and what not. 

For grade 12 we should have seven courses and one spare ideally, but we should apparently pick eight courses so that way we have a spot in the class and we can just drop stuff later instead of trying to get into it and possibly not being able to. 

I'm part of something called a Specialist High Skills Major (or SHSM [shiz-uhm or shiz-AHM if you're feeling fancy] for short) and they have these in a few different focus areas. My school offers Arts & Culture, Business, Sports, and Transportation. I know that my old school offers Health and Wellness as well and I think there's a couple others, too. This just means you get a special stamp on your diploma when you graduate (provided you completed the requirements) saying that you focused your studies in this area. 

Naturally I'm in the Arts & Culture SHSM. My SHSM requires that I have two grade 11 art credits (i.e.: visual art, music, drama, media arts), two grade 12 art credits, one grade 12 English credit (which I need to graduate anyway), one grade 11 or 12 business or Canadian and world studies credit (e.g.: ancient or american history, law, business, etc.) and two credits of Coop. I still need both my grade 12 arts, the history/law/business (it will almost certainly be history), and the Coop. 

I've picked seven classes and I'm really stuck on the last one. Here's what I have so far: 

* = Not optional
(*) = Possibly not optional

1. * English / Writer's Craft (apparently I can take Writer's Craft in place of normal English and it is probably exactly what it sounds like. I could either really like it or really hate it; I want more info before I decide for sure.)

2. * Coop

3. * Coop (I need 2 credits, remember?)

4. * Visual Art (x2 if possible. It would be a dream to have art both semesters.)

5. * World History to the end of the 15th Century / Law (like I said, probably history.)

6. Personal Wellness and Fitness (I took this course this year thinking it would be pretty easy on me. It's not. I spend most of my days being quite soar, especially if we do And just so you know, I'm one of two girls in this class. Most of the guys are great, but a couple... Ehn...)

7. (*) Film & Video Drama (I only put this down in case I can't take visual art twice. I have this course right now and I rally like it. Maybe I'll just leave there and take it anyway.)

8. ??????

So here are some courses I wouldn't totally hate taking (in no particular order, and mind you, there are a lot of options in my booklet and I've narrowed the field significantly):

Course Levels:

(U) = University
(M) = Mixed (college and university)
(C) = College
(E) = Workplace
(O) = Open

- Understanding Canadian Law (M)
- Foundations for College [math] (C)
- Math for Work and Life (E)

There's honestly nothing else I'd want to take or can take (I don't have the prerequisites for a lot of the other courses)

Everyone has a meeting with Guidance next week, evidently. Hopefully I'll have everything sorted by then. If not, it shouldn't be too tough to fix.

What would you pick if you were me? If you're still in school what courses are you taking or planning on taking next year? 

I'll talk about what I'm planning on doing after high school in another post. Until then, I hope you enjoyed. Kudos if you read the whole thing! Have a fantastic day!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Microwave" is an Onomatopoeia

Dan (or danisnotonfire) thinks that the word 'microwave' is an onomatopoeia  He's obviously wrong, but I love him just the same. In fact, I love him more for it. Below is a gif someone made of him trying to demonstrate microwave as an onomatopoeia while Phil (AmazingPhil) listens intently:

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, Dan. Thank you for being you (you, too Phil! <3). If you haven't heard of these guys by now, you're honestly missing out. 

Click here to watch the whole video. Click here to watch form the onomatopoeia part.

I hope you enjoyed. Have a spectacular day!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Top Comments For The Win

Can you believe what a huge loser I am? This is an actual highlight of my life... or at lease my weekend. It's currently 11:18 pm and I have nothing better to do than brag about how my nerdiness got me a top comment on this YouTube video

I'm honestly pretty proud of myself. Who knew my nerd-liciousness would actually help me achieve this kind of subtle recognition? I didn't. It is, however my first top comment ever and will probably be my last for a long, long time, if not ever. 

For the record, no, I didn't photoshop this. I don't possess the ability or the equipment necessary for that level of skillful picture editing. I'm not being paid by anyone, either.

Again, I can't believe I have the egocentrism required to even show you this, but to paraphrase Neil Armstrong, I feel it's "one small step for nerds, one huge leap for nerd-kind".

I hope you enjoyed yourself laughing at my loserificness and have a stupendous day. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Art Culminating Project

On the first day back from Christmas break my art teacher assigned our culminating assignment. If you don't know already or if you haven't read my School = Stress post, a culminating (or cultivating ad I like to call it) is a project that a teacher gives in place of a test or exam. 

Obviously it would be really difficult to have an exam in courses like art and fashion and stuff so you have a culminating project instead. 

For this project the goal was to turn a large chunk of Bristol-ish board into 20 squares depicting an original piece, each box showcasing a different style of art. 

Because I'm a huge Cumberbitch (and because of lack of time I wasn't interested in wasting days and days choosing a picture) I picked one of my favourite pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch:

He's so pretty, isn't he?

I'd wanted to do a painting of this picture anyway, so I went with it. 

Here's the progression (I took these pictures with my Kobo Arc, so please bare with me!): 

Yes, I realise the positioning of his mouth and nose is off, but it would take a lot more time and effort to fix it than I can afford right now. Otherwise, I'm proud of it. 

I went to give it to my art teacher today and I let her know that I wasn't happy with the mouth and nose. She said I could take it home and make it the way I want it and bring it back tomorrow. She said she didn't want to have to lower my mark because the rest of it was really good (not bragging, just stating the facts). 

Here are some higher quality pictures and close ups of each square with their art style:

(Left to right, top to bottom)








Surrealism is all about dreams. If you look closely at shiny parts of his eye, you'll see '221B', a jar of jam, the Tardis, and waves. In the tear drops there's a kitten, a burning heart, a happy face, a gun, and a riding crop. If you look at the spider you'll see the red bit is actually the initials 'JM'. 

Let me know in the comments what you think all these symbols mean, because they all represent something. I doubt very many people will get all of them, for some are quite cryptic. 


Hey, guys! What do you call a 15th century painter with no money?


Seriously, you don't have to laugh at my lame-ass jokes.

Abstract Expressionism:

Art Deco:



Cave Art:







Pop Art:

So that's it, all done. 

Some boxes are partially or completely done in coloured pencils because I was low on time. I hope you like it. I do. I feel I could have done  better, though. 

Here's the original and my version again so you can compare them easily:


My painting:

Stay tuned for a post on my Fashion culminating project.

Again, I hope you enjoyed! Leave me your thoughts and guesses toward the symbols below!

Have a stupendous day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So... How'd this happen?

So I was supposed to have done my math exam yesterday but it was a snow day. Since today is a PA day, it's been moved to tomorrow, Thursday. Once I've written it, I'll officially be half way through grade 11. Half way through GRADE ELEVEN. 

At the beginning of the year it took me a remarkably long time to convince myself I'm actually in the 11th grade. Now it's 50% over. Now it's just a year and a half till I'm done high school. And moving out. And going to college. Holy. Mother. Of. Crap... Wow... WOW... 

It feels like I shouldn't be this far along in my high school career. I feel like I should still be in grade 9. It was, after all, just yesterday. 

Anyway, so this past semester I had art, fashion, psychology/sociology/anthropology (ASP), and math in that order. I really liked art and fashion (I liked art to much so that I'm not sure what I'm going to do without it this next semester), ASP was a cool class even though the only assignment I actually handed in was the culminating essay, and math, as I said in my 7 Things That Piss Me Off post, was obscenely loud and that made it far less enjoyable. 

This coming semester I have gym (not like "Okay, Girls! Volley ball time!" More like weight lifting and pilates and stuff), English, film and television drama, and biology. 

Every semester I have a class that I do badly in:

Grade 9:

1st term: Geography
2nd term: English

Grade 10:

1st term: English
2nd term: History

Grade 11:

1st term: ASP

Based on the past, what conclusions might we draw about this term? 

English. The one class I have to take every year. 

The reason why I didn't do well in any of these classes is because their largely project-based. I'm not good with projects. Things like essays and reports always get pushed aside. Why? Because, as I've stated in a previous post, I'm not just a procrastinator. I'm a slacker. 

Next year I know English will be troublesome again, and depending on when I have ancient history, that may be the other problem course. 

Anyway, I'll keep you updated. I've been pretty busy over the past couple of weeks with exams and final projects and stuff. New term = more time for blogging!

Have an excellent day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hilarious Ad

I was on YouTube and I saw this add in the corner of the screen:

I'd go there just for their creative advertising technique. A lot of people I know are planning on going to Memorial, actually. I just thought this was funny.

Have a great day!


I am not being paid by Memorial University to do this post. I saw the add and thought it was funny enough to share with you guys. That's it.

7 Things That Piss Me Off

Originally published on Friday, December 21, 2012.

I know I haven't been blogging much lately; it's partly due to my moving and partly due to sheer laziness. Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to do a post about things that really bother me just to put it out there and so you'll learn a little more about me. These aren't organized in any way whatsoever; it's mostly just the order they entered my brain. 

I know some people are going to say "You shouldn't be putting so much negativity on the internet!" I like to think of it as venting publicly. Also it's this or I run around pillaging and laying waste to the town. You're choice! (I jest, of course!)

Let's begin, shall we?

1. When people use my stuff without asking.

It really bothers me when people do this because it feels like they're saying "I have very little respect for you and to show this I'm going to take your crap and do whatever the hell I feel like with it without so much as a tip of the hat. And there's nothing you can do about it." I know some people in particular feel I'm just being unreasonably anal about it, but they obviously don't understand that it's my stuff. I'll happily let you use it if you ask, but if you just take it all willy-nilly, I'll be reluctant to cooperate with you in similar situations in the future. Just saying. 

2. Angry people.

Now to be clear, I don't mean people who get pissed off and/or freak out once in a while (because that would include everyone in the world); I mean people who are obviously angry and full of hate all the time. You know who I'm talking about. The ones who bitch on and on about how unfortunate their situation is, or about how much they hate their life, or just how  unbearable other people are, and so on and so forth. I don't just dislike these people because they piss me off (though that is a substantial reason). It just makes me sad that they don't have enough good in their life to be happy. I realise that their circumstances must be terrible and I've never been anywhere near where they are, ergo I'm not going to sit here and be like "Well, if you life's so damn awful, why don't you, oh Gee I don't know, do something about it?!" That would be really unfair of me because they could be trying really effing hard to make things better for themselves, but they just can't. I don't know that for sure. I just wish they could be happy. 

3. Noisy classrooms.

My math class is (as all my previous high school math classes) really incomprehensibly loud. I've actually been almost enjoying math class in the past couple of years, but I'd enjoy it more if I could hear what my teacher is saying. I sit at the front of the class because I like being there and it makes seeing, hearing and understanding the lesson much easier. Unfortunately, the noise level is so high that it holds up the lesson and make the whole thing much more painful than it really needs to be. I just want to learn my math and move on, but apparently that's far too much to ask.

4. Things moving in the corner of my eye.

This always makes me physically angry because I find it so freaking annoying! Rhythmic things like tapping fingers or swinging feet are the worst for me. I don't know why, but it drives me absolutely bonkers. I wish it didn't bother me so much, but I can't help it. It's as if the very action itself is mocking me... *tap* *tap* *tap* *tap* *What are you gonna do about it?* *tap* *tap* *tap* "Nothing because that would involve me acting like picky jackass!" I. Hate. It. And. I. Hate. That. I. Hate. it.

5. When the next season of your favourite show is postponed yet again.

I recently found out that allegedly Sherlock season 3 is not airing until... wait for it... 2014. 2014!!! Apparently they're starting filming in March of 2013. The story I'd heard from my friend was that they weren't starting filming until January of 2013. I also heard that it was supposed to air in Autumn of 2013, but clearly things have changed. I don't know what time of year it's going to release but I'm praying for it to be January 1st, 2014. That would only make it a little over a year away. DO NOT quote me on ANY of this! I have no ACTUAL PROOF, but I am operating (if you can even call it that) under the assumption that Sherlock will begin filming in March and air sometime in 2014. This whole situation just feels like an endless, painful cycle of procrastination. 

I swear to God, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, if this isn't the most life-alteringly, heart-breakingly, spine-tinglingly, sumptuously delicious 4 1/2 hours of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson I've ever encountered in my entire existence, I shall be royally pissed off. Just warning you ahead of time. 

6. Not having a doorknob on my room.

Since we moved in, there have been no doorknob on any of the doors in my house. My sister was the first to get one and that was two-ish weeks ago, I believe. But thankfully as of last weekend, there was a knob on every door! It's a Christmas miracle! No more unwanted pets in my room or using the teddy bear bed my sister made me a few years ago as an oversized doorstop! By the way, I keep meaning to complete Moving: Episode 7, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I started it about 3-4 weeks ago, so some of the info doesn't apply to the situation anymore. I'll try to get around to revising it as soon as possible, for you see, as I write this addition to this post, IT'S A SNOWDAY! Now those don't piss me off!

7. Josh Ramsay's hair.

If you're a big Marianas Trench fan like me, you'll know that their lead singer, Josh Ramsay, recently bleached his hair. Now this doesn't piss me off as much as it disappoints me. I like his hair in it's natural state, the way it should be. Black and blue. Now it's blonde and blue. I have a theory that he just bleached it for their Stutter video shoot. I really hope I'm right. I'll love him no matter what and I still think he sings like an angel, but I just wish he'd keep his hair bruise-coloured. That said, it has been black and blue for just about a decade now so I can see why he'd like to change things up. Here are some before and after pictures for comparison:



That was the best picture I could find. It's from MTrench's performance at the Grey Cup 2012 (I think Josh had a cold or a soar throat or something; he sounds a little scratchy in some parts. Nonetheless, he's still heartbreaking to listen to live.). Which do you like better? Black and blue or blonde and blue? Let me know in the comments. 

I hope you enjoyed this. Let me know about some things that bug you! Leave them here or on my Facebook page. Have a spectacular holiday season and a wonderful day!

Kinetic Lightbulbs

Originally published on Monday, December 10, 2012.

Gotta love StumbleUpon! I found this super, mega, geek-tastic gif via StumbleUpon and I think you'll like it a lot!

I hope you enjoyed! Have a nerd-arific day!

Moving: Episode 6 - Going once, going twice, SOLD!

Originally published on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

As you probably already know, my family spent about six months with our house on the market. We had, for a while, a conditional offer on our house which required our respective buyers to sell their house before buying ours (the same offer we had on our new house). Fortunately for us, that deal went through and on October 16th, 2012 we were informed that our house is officially sold. 

Bet you can't guess when our moving date is.

Go on, just take a stab at it!

It's okay, there's no wrong answer. (That's a lie; there are are several wrong answers.)

Late November, even December you say? Nope. November 16th. Exactly one month's notice. And as of now, that's less than two weeks away. 

Bet you can't guess what I won't be doing that day. Seeing Breaking Dawn Pt. 2. (I'm sure several of you just lost at least 12.5% of your respect for me, but I don't care.)

Let's go through the pros and cons of this monumental milestone, shall we? 


~ No more showings! YEAH!
~ I'll be living in town after I move (so I can actually go somewhere if want to. Right now if I'm bored I can go the the pond, the stump, the big rock or the crik [creek] if I really want an adventure)
~ I can walk to school (nice when it's sunny)
~ I can stay after school if I want to
~ I don't have to go home right away
~ I can get a real job ($ :D)


~ I'm leaving the house that I've lived in since I was six (count 'em, six) days old
~ I have to walk to school (moving in mid November; it's going to get colder before it gets warmer)
~ Packing sucks
~ Smaller house
~ Less trees, more neighbours and cars (I'm actually hoping I have one of those crazy neighbours; people like that keep things interesting!)
~ I have to get a real job
~ I'm probably going to have run errands for my parents (e.g.: groceries)

The whole situation hasn't actually sunk in yet. I still have a bunch to pack, which I really should be doing right now instead of sitting here blogging about it in my pyjamas and red lipstick playing all 20 of my Marianas Trench songs on loop. That's how I kick it; like a boss. 

Anyway, according to my father's orders I need to reduce the contents of my room down to the bear necessities (see what I did there?). I've packed up most of my makeup collection and I'll be publishing a blog post immediately following this one containing precisely what I'm going to be living off of for the next two weeks. 

I hope you likes it! Share your moving stories in the comments or on my Facebook page. Have an awesome-tastic day!

Moving: Episode 5

Originally published on Friday, June 8, 2012.

So, originally, we were supposed to have a showing between 8pm and 9pm tonight. It's been cancelled. We even made the house look pretty and everything! Anyway, this showing-that-wasn't-meant-to-be will be made up for with the two we have tomorrow. One at 11am and and one at 3:30pm. 

On another note, I'm watching How It's Made with my parents and my grandmother. Guess what they just showed. Seriously, you're not going to believe this. 

Consumer grade Tasers. TASERS!

I mean, how drunk was the guy who pitched the idea of selling Tasers to the general public? 

Can't you just see some really stupid parent buying one of these and giving it to their 7-year-old? Then the kid runs off and says and does something like "Hey, Billy! Take this!" *Tases the poor child and Billy falls to the ground convulsing*. 

I think Tasers are for trained law enforcement officers. And no one else. Making Tasers available to the mass populace is practically encouraging criminal activity and assault. Leave your feelings on the subject below. I'd love to know what you think. 

More on moving to come tomorrow.

Me At Lunch Today

Originally published on Thursday, September 6, 2012.

This is a picture that my friend took of me at lunch today. I'm cute, aren't I?

Just thought I'd share. Have a lovely day!

My Recent Musical Endeavers

Originally published on Sunday, September 2, 2012.

Since around Tuesday night almost three weeks ago I've been playing the Piano. My father has a program on his computer called 'Guitar Pro 5' and it basically teaches you how to play varios instruments, at the guitar and the piano.

I've been working on two songs simultaneuosly: Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven and Coda/Sammy's Song from Criminal Minds (my favourite show).

Fur Elise is obviously a very classical piece and has two distinct segments which are significantly more diffiult to play than the rest of the song. I'm still working on the first hard section at this point.

Coda/Sammy's Song is from season 6 episode 16. It has a pretty simple sound, but it took me a while to get it sounding right. It requires two hands. Both parts are pretty easy to play  but getting the both hands right took a bit of time. 

Anyway, that's how I've been spending my evenings for the past three weeks. Stay tuned for my Jesus Christ Superstar, Family Camp Diary and Family Camp Pictures posts. They should be up in the next week or two.

Let me know if you would like updates on what I'm doing musically.

Have a lovely day!