Hi! It's firefly114, author from inkpop and fictionpress and owner of the Fire Me Up website! I'm also Mischief1Managed on fanfiction.net and Amortentia Black on mugglenet. Here's my blog, for rambles and updates. If you have any requests (and I love requests) of things you want me to give my opinion on, or questions to answer, shoot me an email at laurel.firemeup@gmail.com or ask on my formspring widget on the lower right side.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Back in Action

Currently reading: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Currently listening to: Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People

I usually try to post a song a little out of the immediate mainstream just so you guys might find some new music you like, but this song has literally been stuck in my head for a week straight now. When I first heard it, I was convinced it was by Peter Bjorn & John. Even though the verses have that mellow indie vibe, the chorus is catchy and infectious enough for the song to make the top charts, and I'm glad! It was even featured in the final episode of Homeland, a one-season show I've been watching recently about a marine sergeant held captive for eight years and finally returned home, amidst accusations and rumors of terrorism and infidelity. It's really very good.
Yes, you read that right, I've been reading Hamlet in my free time. I'm going to be a college First Year in the fall, and if I don't major in English, I'm going to minor in it. Since I didn't get a lot of classic literature at my high school, I figured Hamlet would be a good place to start. And I'm actually enjoying it!
So by the fact that I'm actually posting something real here, you guessed it... I've returned from my world travels! It was absolutely the most incredible year I could ever have had, and I recommend to everyone to do a gap year or even study abroad while still in school. It's just an incredible feeling to get used to living in a foreign place with a different language and culture, and to find yourself becoming immersed. I would go to markets, underground bars, art fairs, and take buses and trains wherever they led me. I felt so free this year, and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to literally do whatever I wanted. 
Now that I'm back to real life, I'm also back to writing! I'm working on the outline for my Harry Potter prequels again, and I'll be ready to resume writing soon. I have a few holes I still need to fill, though, before I can do anything. (If you're interested to know more, comment, write in the c-box to the right, or email me at laurel.firemeup@gmail.com! I'd even be happy to show you my outline, maybe you'd have some suggestions for me.) 

I'm so glad to be back! I really hope people are reading this blog. PLEASE, comment if you see this - even if you haven't read the post or don't have anything to say - just to say hi and let me know you're reading! I get kind of discouraged when I think no one is reading, because I still do get some views on here. 
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