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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


So I got to this really cool website where you put in your name and it TELLS YOU WHAT YOUR NAME MEANS!!!

Like here's what they said about "Jaco" And it's so dead on about everything! (it's maybe a bit too much on the social thingy, but maybe that's a sign that I just have to WANT to... lol)

My name: Jaco

You Are Level-Headed and Trustworthy

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.
You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality. (I don't know what this means)

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable. (This is so true! I've moved from writing to drawing, to sketching to sand boarding, to programming to ... you name it and I'm usually pretty good at everything I try! :D *except being social, but that I don't really try*)

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

GREEN is so dead on!

ORANGE is sort of correct with small errors (like exaggeration or whatnot)

GREY I don't know what this means... lol

BLUE has really motivated me to write even more! lol, it's so weird which stuff can motivate you :P

FORGOT RED! (now you must think I'm a total jackass who made it seem like I AM in fact best in everything.. lol) red means: no, my friend is usually better than me in everything... lol, except writing.. he hates that

So head on over to BlogThings and put in your name to see what lurks inside of you! (I know most of this is bullshit, but it actually made me want to write even more! :D )


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - "Radiance"

So yesterday I thought: wouldn't it be funny if Aylana had to get some wild flowers which would soothe Avid's pain, but the only ones she could find were theses that were used to make Radiance?

Radiance is a drug made by teenagers (and some adults) which soothe pain, but that arouse certain sexual desires.

(the part when this actually happens is soon to come)

“Where’s Aylana?” Avid finally asked.

“She’s in the forest, collecting wild flowers to soothe your pain.” Leo replied.

Avid was glad she was going to be with him, even if he feared her getting hurt; he felt stronger and braver when she was around. He also felt safer around her: it meant he wasn’t alone with Leo, his potential threat and enemy.

A few minutes later Aylana returned with a bundle of wild flowers swinging by her side, wiping the skin of her beautiful tanned leg. In her other hand she held a hip flask. She smiled warmly at him and held out the flowers.

“Aw, for me?” Avid joked.

“They’re for your head.” Aylana remarked. Blushing feebly she turning to Leo who gave her a strange look, “These were the only ones I could find! And they do the same thing as Repatite flower- except they have a few other qualities as well.”

“We’d better tie him down.” Leo chuckled, or we’re going to have a problem on our hands.”

“What do you mean?” Avid asked staring into nothing.

Leo broke a stick in half on his knee, which startled Avid in such a way that he almost yelped. He looked at Aylana who was giggling because of this. The two halves of the sticks were thrown into the fire and Leo said, “I’ll be right back.”

“Where are you going?” Avid asked suspiciously.

“We’re running low on firewood.” Leo replied, gesturing to a small heap of sticks lying a few feet from the fire.

Avid’s eyes followed him until he disappeared out of sight. “I don’t trust him anymore.”

“Because he’s an ex-Tormentor?” Aylana asked staring into his fiery eyes.

“You knew?!” Avid asked semi angry.

“He told me when we reached this clearing.” Aylana replied softly, “I believe him Avid. I’ve known him almost all my life. My parents practically raised me; he’s like a brother to me.”

“Did your parents know about his secret?”

“It’s possible.” Aylana replied, “They wouldn’t have told me if they did, just in case I would let something slip or reject Leo for who he is.”

“So what are you going to do with these flowers exactly?” Avid asked changing the subject willingly.

“They’re pain killers, sort of.” Aylana replied grinning.

“Sort of?” Avid asked worriedly.

“Well,” She replied repositioning herself in front of Avid, “They’re a kind of drug, really. It’s going to make you a bit light headed and… arouse a few other feelings. The local kids used this to make Radiance to put them on a trip and to get them in the mood.”

Alucard’s kids were just as messed up as Earth’s, Avid thought. They used drugs too and it was available freely in the woods.

“You’ve used this?” Avid asked grinning too, “Except for medical purposes?”

“Yes,” Aylana replied, “I have once. I was stupid really, wanting to fit in with the rest of the crowd, though the feeling it gives you is really, really… breathtaking.”

“What does it do?”

“You’ll see.”

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Brand Spanking New Website!

It took me a while, but I finally finished my own website! Woohoo!

You can locate it at

Check it ouwt!

Friday, November 27, 2009

And... I'm... BACK IN THE GAME!

Thanks to a very special person on Absolute Write Forums ----> GP <---- I have set aside my old self who thinks he sucks...

Thank you GP!

Anyway, I'm having more fun writing now than I've ever had before. It's like I discovered writing all over again!

Basically I'm just posting this to let you know that my moping about how I suck and that I'm not motivated (like in my previous post) will not happen again!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I have cold feet (literally and figuratively)

Literally: My feet are ALWAYS cold...


Am I good enough to be an author one day? Is it even possible to become an English Young Adult novelist in South Africa?
Why am I not as motivated as I should be about writing? I WANT to be a writer really badly and I love to write... sometimes?

My English really isn't great... scoring 60% for English exams... that's not good enough to be a writer... is it?

Stories... storyline... average? Scenes... boring... dry... unexperienced... all of it... I suck

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shiny New Idea! (with photos)

So after watching the new Star Trek movie, I thought I'd like to give paranormal space adventure writing a try :D

So far the idea is about a group of teens riding dirt bikes and quads (three guys, two girls) in a desert type place just outside of town, when a space ship plummets to Earth a few hundred meters from their location.
A nerdy guy who likes to catch bugs and view their natural behavior also sees this- mainly because he's almost crushed by it, and nearly died because of the accident. He arrives first- obviously.

The space ship's door is busted so the teens decide to enter it. There's no way anyone could survive that crash anyway, right? Well that's what they think as the door closes behind them and they shoot into outer space and into a new adventure- not necessarily a good one, because they are now part of a syndicate space ship smuggling crew and they have no idea how to get back to Earth.

Here are the characters! (Created on sims 3 lol)

Fredrik Wetherby
He's the nerdy guy who likes to catch bugs and view their natural behaviors. He's also very afraid, but has quite the knowledge about space and other stuff... (which I have to figure out for my self even...)

Benjamin Ryan
The emo guy who smokes weed and doesn't really care about anything as long as he's having a good time. (he's high most of the time anyway)

Nate Writh
He's your typical asshole, the one who thinks he's the best and everyone else has to listen to what he says. (Tanya's boyfriend and quarterback).

Tanya Rease
The snobby bitch of the group who can't keep her mouth shut and can't leave her hair alone for one minute. Never mind checking her makeup every second of the day- will she ever survive space?! (Nate's girlfriend and captain of the cheer leading squad)

Katie Marsh
Katie is Tanya's friend, the new girl at school, but she isn't such a snobby bitch as her. She's kind and very friendly- she likes Jonathan (The main character)

Jonathan Kurr
(Main character) He's not that much a jerk, he's friendly to everyone and doesn't really like Nate that much, but they've been friends for years, so he has to stick with him (so he feels). He's brave and doesn't like to be pushed around.

The last (living) Alien on board the ship (still deciding if he lives or dies? Help me decide?)
I don't have any info about him yet, if he's good or bad.. I don't know... any ideas?

And that's it! That's my idea for a new WIP! What do you think? lol

Thursday, November 19, 2009

LG KP500- My new (almost) best friend

So today my dad received a call stating that my cellphone had arrived at the store. You can imagine how excited I was when I got the news a few minutes later!

So I had the Sony Ericsson k810i, which is a great phone by the way- it lasted me two years, but it had had it's fair deal of handling/falling and sooner or later, almost every phone plainly... dies.

After two months of having to work with a phone which was not so keen on working itself, I finally persuaded my parents to let me get another contract on their name (yes I have two, one which they pay- which costs R50 a month (less than $10) and then the one I'm
paying for is R80 (around $10 a month).

I'm not really into the whole contract thing... don't have the money to pay for it, thus cheap contracts + great phone, happy Jaco :) I'm all about the phone ;)

Oh... I know this phone was released a year ago, but it's a new release in South Africa... for plain, suckish economical reasons...

New phone is: LG KP500 ! :D


GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced2008, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2008, December
SIZEDimensions106.5 x 55.4 x 11.9 mm
Weight89 g
DISPLAYTypeTFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches
- Flash UI
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Handwriting recognition
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones, composer
MEMORYPhonebook1000 entries, Photocall
Call records40 dialed, 40 received, 40 missed calls
Internal48 MB
Card slotmicroSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB (verified), buy memory
DATAGPRSClass 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGEClass 10, 236.8 kbps
BluetoothYes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared portNo
USBYes, v2.0
CAMERAPrimary3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
VideoYes, QVGA@12fps
BrowserWAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
Games4 + downloadable
ColorsBlack, Vandyke brown, Anodizing silver, Elegant gold, Delicious white, Pink
JavaYes, MIDP 2.0
- MP3/WMA/AAC player
- MP4/H.263 video player
- Organizer
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Voice memo
- T9
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 900 mAh
Stand-byUp to 350 h
Talk timeUp to 3 h 30 min
MISCPrice group

Over all I think this phone is really really really great!

My favorite feature would be the document viewer (reading and stuff on the go)
(I heard somewhere that you can download a add-on that allows you to edit the word documents with your KP500 as well, so it would sort of be like Windows Mobile, but I'm not sure if this is fact or speculation.)

Internet speed is AMAZINGLY fast (for a phone)

screen is huge... graphics are great... 3mp camera is not too bad

All in all, I think job well done from LG, they have made my day :)