SECOND TASK – BLOGGERS’ HOUSE CUP

 

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SECOND TASK: SCAVENGER HUNT

This task is going to be a classic good ol’ SCAVENGER HUNT! Very simple: you have to find all the items on the list, photograph them and post them on your house forums. BUT REMEMBER – AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT – IN EVERY PICTURE SHOULD BE INCLUDED A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER WITH YOUR HOUSE NAME ON IT, SO WE KNOW YOU TOOK THE PHOTO. A PHOTO WITHOUT ‘PROOF’ WON’T BE COUNTED. Recording videos, if you see it’s necessary, is acceptable as well. You can upload the photos here if you don’t know how to: postimage.org . Here is the  list of items:

1. The complete Harry Potter saga (bonus points for having Quidditch TTA, Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts, and Cursed Child)

2. A nice ribbon

3. A can of coca cola

4. A destroyed cake

5. An air conditionner

6. A childhood game

7. Your favorite TV show on

8. Merchandise from your favorite artist/band (bonus points for every different artist/band)

9. A road sign

10. A bird

11. A plane

12. Superman

13. The moon

14. The oldest email in your inbox

15. A dated magazine
16. Disgusting food

17. Something offensive
18. A multicolored dress (bonus points for wearing it with a multicolored hat)

19. ‘Page 394’ of the book where this expression figures

20. Hershey’s chocolate bar
21. A laughing child (many bonus points if you can fit a crying child in the frame)
22. A Lady Gaga album (bonus points for every extra album)
23. A beautiful painting
24. Your country’s traditional dish (bonus points for different dishes from different players/countries)
25. A hotel

26. Something scary (bonus points for the house with the scariest entry)

27. A birthday card

28. A hairnet

29. An old pair of shoes
30. Your sibling’s hair

31. An elevator

32. A uniform (bonus points if the uniform has your house colors)

33. Something you hate (bonus points for the entry I also hate the most)

34. Your favorite book

35. A forest

36. The view from your window

37. Your pet (bonus points for every extra pet)

38. Grafitti

39. A statue

40. Public restrooms

41. Plastic cups

42. Little ball of fur (huge bonus points if you can get the picture of the title of the song where this lyric figures. Hint: the song comes from a show whose title strongly correlates with the item you have to find next. NB: say the song title is ‘Wooden Chair’, you have to photograph a wooden chair, not a paper where ‘Wooden Chair’ is written).

43. Something explosive

44. A gold necklace

45. 10 water balloons (huge bonus points if you include a video of you throwing them at someone)

46. A set of teeth

47. A collection of things (anything you’ve been collecting) (bonus points for the most interesting collection)

48. A written page from your diary

49. A mirror

50. An outfit with your house colors (bonus points for the best outfit).

51. The Lebanese flag

52. Miranda Sings-like lips

53. A musical instrument (bonus points for every extra instrument)

54. A portrait

55. A french book

56. An alarm clock

57. Fire

58. Something that makes you cry

59. Gold

60. A half-finished puzzle

61. A root beer (bonus points for every extra can)

62. A tree root

63. Groot

64. This number’s square root

You will have 6 days to submit your entry.

Points will be distributed as such:

1st Place: 64 points

2nd Place: 56 points

3rd Place: 48 points

4th Place: 40 points

DEADLINE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 11:59 PM EST.

ANY HOUSE THAT FAILS TO SUBMIT BEFORE THE DEADLINE WILL HAVE ITS TASK POINTS REDUCED BY HALF, REGARDLESS OF POSITION.

ANY HOUSE THAT FAILS TO SUBMIT IN TWO DAYS’ TIME WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE TASK.

REMINDER: ALL PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER TO BLOGWARTS BOARDS!

If you haven’t already, make sure to:

  1. Visit blogwarts.boards.net,

    Register to the forum,

  2. Go to the Welcome thread,

  3. Follow the links to your House Common Rooms,

  4. Register A SECOND, SEPARATE registration to your House forum,

  5. Wait to be approved and start taking part in the task.

BLOGWARTS STUDENTS:

Tara – GRYFFINDRAFT HEAD OF HOUSE

L GRYFFINDRAFT PREFECT

AnnonymousBlog

Shivani.

thchicwithbluehair

thewondrouslifeofalliem

Chloe Lauren

Zoe2600

Gretaawhitaaker

Eve @ Twist in the Taile

ImaginaryplacesonpaperImaginaryplacesonpaper

LittleBlog

hallsofivy

Briana

itsabunthing

Zada

aprmcl

Zyphira

InkpenDaisy

Tanya Sahay

Rants, Raves and Rambles

Keira – RAVENCLICK HEAD OF HOUSE

Luna – RAVENCLICK PREFECT

I Am Donovan

Selfie

Oy30

Aspen

Plethoricate

Jessica

Wanderlust77

Em Is Lost

Sav.the.lion

BooksAnBlabber

Bogorm333

itsjustjudie

amzyinthemiddle

everydayblogger101

littlegingee

Cheyenne Raphael

FashionableFables

DayDreaming Books

Lia

Bookwormgirls123 – HUFFLEPOST HEAD OF HOUSE

Elm – HUFFLEPOST PREFECT

mahjabeen

Lucia R

Farah Edz

MyCrazyObsession

Bella

Genesisthe1st

3liittlebirds

tryingtosimplybe

Elly

TeenageNomadBlog

Bibliophile

ilovemylife

devgunawidjaja

crystalclexr

Lainey

fictionalwritingsandi

Stuti Sood

Silviya

JagsOnline

Flavia – SLIKERIN HEAD OF HOUSE

Melanie – SLIKERIN PREFECT

Iridescence

Ayuhcircus

Trisha Malone

Zimi

JustAverageTeenMe

Kitty

Annabeth

Anonymousteenageblogger

Addlepates

Lifeofaninspiredteen

Allyrocs24

writingpenguinblog

EmilyBecca

Flavia

ozbooksnail

pandaheartsbooks

Julie

Teenella

IF YOU APPLIED BUT YOUR NAME DOESN’T FIGURE HERE, LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

FOR ANY NEWCOMERS WISHING TO JOIN THE GAME, PLEASE COMMENT BELOW.

GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN AND MAY THE MAGIC LIVE ON!

 

FIRST TASK: MAGICALLY MUSICAL – BLOGGERS’ HOUSE CUP

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IT IS THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES!

STUDENTS SCURRY THROUGH THE HALLS, GATHERING AROUND THE DASHBOARDS TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY HAVE THROWN THEMSELVES INTO.

FIRST TASK: MAGICALLY MUSICAL

You and your Housemates will decide upon one song. Any song. Your Head of House will make the final decision and report the song back to me.

The song you pick will then become the theme song to your house throughout this competition.

But wait! You’re not gonna sneak away that easily.

You and your team mates are going to change the lyrics of the song to fit your house.

No holds barred: you can come up with anything you want, from boasting your house values to roasting the other houses…

 

And the best part is (at least for me it is)…

You are going to be recording this song!

Nevermind your singing skills, you need to give it LIFE. You can either pick a member to sing the whole song, make it a duet, assign each part to each member, or even get a friend of yours to sing it.

The song must be uploaded to any video platform you feel comfortable with, and will be accompanied by a video. The video can be anything you want, from a slideshow to a lyric video to an actual music video.

Seeing as this is your first task and I want you to do your best, you will have ten days to submit your entry.

Throughout the competition, the tasks will be judged by a panel of independent judges who will be completely unbiased.

Points will be given for the song choice, the cleverness of the lyrics, the creativity of the video, and the presentation as a whole.

Points will be distributed as such:

1st Place: 50 points

2nd Place: 45 points

3rd Place: 35 points

4th Place: 30 points

DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 11:59 PM EST.

ANY HOUSE THAT FAILS TO SUBMIT BEFORE THE DEADLINE WILL HAVE ITS TASK POINTS REDUCED BY HALF, REGARDLESS OF POSITION.

ANY HOUSE THAT FAILS TO SUBMIT IN TWO DAYS’ TIME WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE TASK.

REMINDER: ALL PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER TO BLOGWARTS BOARDS!

If you haven’t already, make sure to:

  1. Visit blogwarts.boards.net,

    Register to the forum,

  2. Go to the Welcome thread,

  3. Follow the links to your House Common Rooms,

  4. Register A SECOND, SEPARATE registration to your House forum,

  5. Wait to be approved and start taking part in the task.

BLOGWARTS STUDENTS:

Tara – GRYFFINDRAFT HEAD OF HOUSE

L GRYFFINDRAFT PREFECT

AnnonymousBlog

Shivani.

thchicwithbluehair

thewondrouslifeofalliem

Chloe Lauren

Zoe2600

Gretaawhitaaker

Eve @ Twist in the Taile

ImaginaryplacesonpaperImaginaryplacesonpaper

LittleBlog

hallsofivy

Briana

itsabunthing

Zada

aprmcl

Zyphira

InkpenDaisy

Tanya Sahay

Rants, Raves and Rambles

Keira – RAVENCLICK HEAD OF HOUSE

Luna – RAVENCLICK PREFECT

I Am Donovan

Selfie

Oy30

Aspen

Plethoricate

Jessica

Wanderlust77

Em Is Lost

Sav.the.lion

BooksAnBlabber

Bogorm333

itsjustjudie

amzyinthemiddle

everydayblogger101

littlegingee

Cheyenne Raphael

FashionableFables

DayDreaming Books

Lia

 

Bookwormgirls123 – HUFFLEPOST HEAD OF HOUSE

Elm – HUFFLEPOST PREFECT

mahjabeen

Lucia R

Farah Edz

MyCrazyObsession

Bella

Genesisthe1st

3liittlebirds

tryingtosimplybe

Elly

TeenageNomadBlog

Bibliophile

ilovemylife

devgunawidjaja

crystalclexr

Lainey

fictionalwritingsandi

Stuti Sood

Silviya

JagsOnline

Ruth – SLIKERIN HEAD OF HOUSE

fibit – SLIKERIN PREFECT

Iridescence

Ayuhcircus

Trisha Malone

Zimi

Melanie Noell

JustAverageTeenMe

Kitty

Annabeth

Anonymousteenageblogger

Addlepates

Lifeofaninspiredteen

Allyrocs24

writingpenguinblog

EmilyBecca

Flavia

ozbooksnail

pandaheartsbooks

Julie

Teenella

IF YOU APPLIED BUT YOUR NAME DOESN’T FIGURE HERE, LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

FOR ANY NEWCOMERS WISHING TO JOIN THE GAME, PLEASE COMMENT BELOW.

GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN AND MAY THE MAGIC LIVE ON!

 

BLOGWARTS OFFICIALLY OPENS! – BLOGGERS’ HOUSE CUP

Welcome, Bloggers, To Blogwarts!

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It is September 1st, and Blogwarts has officially opened its doors after the Sorting Ceremony.

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Here is a list of all our enrolled students so far:

Tara – GRYFFINDRAFT HEAD OF HOUSE

L GRYFFINDRAFT PREFECT

AnnonymousBlog

Shivani.

thchicwithbluehair

thewondrouslifeofalliem

Chloe Lauren

Zoe2600

Gretaawhitaaker

Eve @ Twist in the Taile

ImaginaryplacesonpaperImaginaryplacesonpaper

LittleBlog

hallsofivy

Briana

itsabunthing

Zada

aprmcl

Zyphira

InkpenDaisy

Keira – RAVENCLICK HEAD OF HOUSE

Luna – RAVENCLICK PREFECT

I Am Donovan

Selfie

Oy30

Aspen

Plethoricate

Jessica

Wanderlust77

Em Is Lost

Sav.the.lion

BooksAnBlabber

Bogorm333

itsjustjudie

amzyinthemiddle

everydayblogger101

littlegingee

Cheyenne Raphael

FashionableFables

DayDreaming Books

Bookwormgirls123 – HUFFLEPOST HEAD OF HOUSE

Elm – HUFFLEPOST PREFECT

mahjabeen

Lucia R

Farah Edz

MyCrazyObsession

Bella

Genesisthe1st

3liittlebirds

tryingtosimplybe

Elly

TeenageNomadBlog

Bibliophile

ilovemylife

devgunawidjaja

crystalclexr

Lainey

fictionalwritingsandi

Stuti Sood

Ruth – SLIKERIN HEAD OF HOUSE

fibit – SLIKERIN PREFECT

Iridescence

Ayuhcircus

Trisha Malone

Zimi

Melanie Noell

JustAverageTeenMe

Kitty

Annabeth

Anonymousteenageblogger

Addlepates

Lifeofaninspiredteen

Allyrocs24

writingpenguinblog

EmilyBecca

Flavia

ozbooksnail

pandaheartsbooks

IF YOU APPLIED BUT YOUR NAME DOESN’T FIGURE HERE, LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO OUR NEW FORUM, BLOGWARTS BOARDS!

Blogwarts Boards is the forum where most of the House Cup will be taking place. In addition, Tasks and Results will be announced weekly both on this blog and on the forums.

A warm welcome awaits you in the Great Hall, and prefects will lead you to your respective Common Rooms, which means you will then have to register to your respective house forums. Applications will be reviewed by me, to make sure no students sneak into other houses’ common rooms!

ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER TO BLOGWARTS BOARDS AND APPLY FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE HOUSE FORUMS!

Enjoy your first few days at Blogwarts by holding discussions, chatting with friends and meeting new students. Everybody’s free to start up a thread in the Great Hall and get people talking, from Harry Potter, to any books or fandoms, to real life advice, to social debates.

On Monday, CLASSES OFFICIALLY BEGIN! Which means the respective house boards will open, the First Task will be revealed, and thus the race for the elusive House Cup will begin. Prepare yourselves for all kinds of wicked challenges and surprise minigames throughout the competition! The more active you are, the more points you will earn your house, and the better chance you have at WINNING THE HOUSE CUP!

Prefects and Heads of Houses are encouraged to grant House Points whenever they see a student deserves it. Worry not though, we won’t pull any Dumbledore-robs-Slytherin-from-their-House-Cup move à la Philosphers’ Stone. Any awarded (or deducted!) house points will be reported to me so that I can modify the leaderboards.

If you need any help with schoolwork, feel free to consult your house Prefect or Head of House. If they see it fit, they will pass it on to the Headmawkward Blogger, A.K.A me.

FOR ANY NEWCOMERS: IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO SIGN UP AND JOIN IN!

UNFORTUNATELY THE SORTING CEREMONY HAS ENDED. TO JOIN THE GAME, COMMENT BELOW.

HERE’S TO OUR FIRST SCHOOLYEAR FULL OF FUN, FRIENDSHIP AND MAGIC!

 

BLOGGERS’ HOUSE CUP – JOIN NOW!

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WELCOME TO THE FIRST EVER

BLOGGERS’ HOUSE CUP

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BLOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WORDCRAFT AND BLOGGERY OPENS ITS DOORS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO WELCOME ALL BLOGGERS INTO ITS FOUR HOUSES: GRYFFINDRAFT, HUFFLEPOST, RAVENCLICK, AND SLIKERIN. THE HEADMAWKWARD BLOGGER WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR, FROM YOUR SORTING ‘TIL THE HOUSE CUP CEREMOMY, WHERE THE BEST HOUSE WILL BE CROWNED.

Throughout this new community game, hosted by me, aVeryAwkwardBlogger, many tasks await you to test your courage, kindness, wisdom and ambition. You will work as a team to win as many points as possible, and earn your house the glorious house cup at the end of year ceremony.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE, BLOGGERS AND READERS.

And the Sorting Ceremony begins!

As the newbies gather around the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall, the tension is high. The Headmawkward Blogger stands serenely by the side, excited to see where his first ever students will be sorted.

‘May I have your attention please?’ He asks calmly.

The ongoing chit-chat hints to him that he may not have it after all.

‘Sonorus’ he says pointing to his throat. ‘WILL YOU GIVE ME YOUR BLOODY ATTENTION YOU LITTLE – ahem – I think that will do. Very well! Welcome, welcome, to our humble school! I am so very pleased to see you all here ready to learn’

‘Learn?’ says Elm. ‘LOL. I’m here to win that cup!’

‘Gurl bye’, says L. ‘I’m here for the banquets.’

‘Very well… Then… I guess we’ll eat!’ declares the Headmawkward Blogger.

‘NO!’ they all cry out.

‘Is this old dude for real?’ snaps  Selfie.

‘We want to get sorted first!’ inquires Luna.

‘Fine, fine’ retorts the old dude. ‘You will all take the Sorting Hat test and shall be sorted into the most fitting house! Also, I will be randomly choosing a Head of House and a Prefect for each house. Most importantly, be honest. Good luck!’

GET SORTED NOW: CLICK HERE

DO NOT HESITATE! BE MANY! HAVE FUN!

For any questions, contact the Headmawkward Blogger in the comment section below.

1 Year Blogaversary – THANK YOU!

Oh my God.
It’s been a year already.
Exactly one year ago, after months of wanting to, I finally went to WordPress and registered a blog. This blog.
And boy, has it been a ride since then.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again: you guys are the absolute sweetest people in the whole world. I can only dream of meeting people like you in my everyday life. Your comments have never failed to make me smile. If it weren’t for you, I’d have dropped this whole thing a few months in.
Writing my thoughts out, and especially knowing that they will be read by somebody, is such a liberating experience. I know I have you guys. Just look at my last few posts! Overwhelming support, even from those if you who are new to my blog! I posted the same thing on another forum, and all I got was a few likes. And that’s from people I interract with on a daily basis.
I know I have been posting less frequently in the last few months, but I am happy with the way things are. If I force myself to write posts I don’t feel like writing, this whole thing will become a chore, which it is NOT supposed to be. I want my blog to be a place I can escape to, not from.
And as I promised you, I AM planning a huge community game, and as I also promised, the announcement will be coming soon. Not Gaga soon. Soon soon. One-month-before-Hogwarts-traditionally-opens-its-doors soon 😉

(Edit: Apparently I registered my blog at 4:02 PM because WordPress just sent me an anniversary message! XD)

I loved sharing my life with you guys. And I know, one day, I’ll look back to these posts and be swept away by nostalgia and happy memories… Ah man.
Thank you. Thank you all for making this year a true revival for me. Thank you for being my friends. Thank you for proving to me that wonderful people like you do exist.
Thank you for reading.

It’s Award Season!

No no no no no.

This isn’t a 2015 Blogger Awards rip off. At all. I’ll save that for next year!

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…

So you know how this time of the year is called award season in pop culture, with the Grammys and Oscars and Golden Globes and all these fancy schmancy ceremonies taking place in these couple of months?

Well, I decided to use this as a shameless excuse for my lack of award-doing in the last months.

So yeah! Let’s just pretend that I was actually saving all my nominations for this month so that I can post the award posts back to back with no one batting an eye 😀

If there’s any good that might come out of it, it’s maybe that I’d be reviving some awards that kind of died out? I don’t know. I’m just trying to make myself feel better here.

So you know upon consideration doing an award season just for myself does seem rather VERY arrogant and self centered. But ya know it’s too late to back down now and either way it’s better than seeming like a total snob who doesn’t accept recognition from his bloggy friends!

Also, you know… If you’ve been on an award-slump like me (*coughelmcough*) you might want to consider doing this with me so I don’t feel lonely and slefish by myself! Once there’s two, it’s no longer self-centered (because I mean that’s mathematically impossible right?)

I’ll also take the chance to announce that since it’s award season on le blog of mine, I thought I’d revive Fanfic Friday (remember those? No? Probably not) with my award-winning Harry Potter fanfiction, The Mirror.
(Okay so that last one was actually a lie, it did not win any awards and no one has even read it except a couple of my friends who were forced to do so.)

The biggest problem here is going to be nominating people, which at first may seem flattering to some but as I go into my tenth-or-so post the repeated nominations will start to feel very annoying. I guess I’ll have to nominate the minimum amount of people possible on each post and maybe find new people to tag!

That is basically it, this post was utterly pointless and I have no idea what I’m doing awake at 2:30 in the morning. It’s not like I have school soon or anything!

Good night!

That’s why I’ll never stop blogging (probably)

If you read my About page, you’d notice that since the beginning I was suspecting that eventually I’d start ignoring this blog and getting uninterested, just like what happens with so many things. I thought it’d be just a ‘phase’ or something. I’m really scared of not committing.

Now my blog is five months old, and I have not once considered leaving for good. But I still had my doubts, given my cute little trust issues.

It wasn’t until a few days ago that I was hit by the realization that no, I will not suddenly stop blogging. I simply can’t.

Why? Because of you guys.

Yes, that does sound cheesy. But it doesn’t make it any less true.

When I started out, I always thought that this blog was just going to be for me. I never thought I’d actually have readers, because how are people even going to find my blog?! I had no way of knowing that a huge part of blogging are other bloggers.

I think we can all agree that 99% of our readers are other bloggers. We mutually support each other. That’s how this community is built.

Whenever someone starts out, and we find out about them, we are quick to head to their blog and offer them help and support. That’s just how we are. We’re a kind, loving, friendly community.

And that is why I could not just decide to quit blogging, just like I could not decide to quit being friends with everyone I know.

We have all become a family, in the way that each and every one of us is essential. Can you imagine a blogosphere without Elm’s awesome posts? Or Em’s sweetness? Or L’s creation of the blogospherian vocabulary? Or all the amazing things every single one of us brings to the table?

We are one big lovely family, that grows with every new blog, rejoices with every success, and mourns with every departure and tragedy.

So I just want to say I’m thankful to be part of this community. And I’m so glad I made the decision to join you last year. And though it might seem like I’m preaching, this really comes from the heart.

I just hope that 2016 will see us grow in both number and solidarity, and that we’ll always be there laughing and crying with each other. Blog on!

(PS: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT I JUST HIT 200 FOLLOWERS WHAT A PERFECT TIMING OMG YAS)

I’ll miss you, 2015!

Yes.

I’ll miss all the time I spent in class, laughing my heart out next to my friends.

I’ll miss the projects we had so much fun making and presenting.

I’ll miss the thrill of planning my friends’ birthdays. Picking the perfect gifts. Worrying everything will be ruined. Seeing their delighted faces.

I’ll miss the disbelief I felt when I walked into the Bookyard for the first time, completely astonished by the number of books surrounding me.

I’ll miss the thrill of receiving my first Harry Potter book, by a sweet friend. I’ll miss the feeling of utter accomplishments I felt when I finally completed my collection.

I’ll miss the albums I’ve heard, and the joy of hearing them for the first time.

I’ll miss the ecstasy of realizing I don’t have to do my exams at the end of the year, after studying all year long (and sometimes, not so much).

I’ll miss the moments when I made up with my friends after an argument. I will not miss the arguments.

I’ll miss the day my friends celebrated my birthday. The first time that ever happened.

I’ll miss the awe I felt when I laid eyes upon my majestic birthday cake. I’ll miss my friends’ satisfied smiles after that.

I’ll miss the day I finally decided to start my own blog. I’ll miss how exciting the prospect felt.

I’ll miss my Uncle’s wedding, and all the awesome events that ensued.

I’ll miss the feeling I had when I sold my first book at the Bookyard. How I instantly dashed to spend the money on a new book.

I’ll miss discovering that new book. Reading that new book. Falling in love with that new book. Deciding to blog because of that new book.

I’ll miss how anxious I was when I woke up on the first day of school. I’ll miss the relief I felt when I made sure my class was okay.

I’ll miss how satisfied I was after receiving my first grade of the term. How I swore to myself I shouldn’t accept anything less.

I’ll miss the feeling of accomplishment after I finished Insurgent in only two days, making it my fastest read. I will not miss Allegiant.

I’ll miss the day I made the decision of becoming more active in my life.

I’ll miss the day I decided to audition for the school choir. I’ll miss how amazing it felt when I was accepted.

I’ll miss my determination when I decided that it was time to be more fit, and joined a calisthenics group. I’ll miss the satisfaction of completing the exercises. I look forward to joining a proper gym in the coming year.

I’ll miss the inexplicable feeling of performing in a concert for the first time ever. Appreciating how beautiful we sounded, and how magical music just is.

I’ll miss the disbelief when I saw that copy of Harry Potter: Page To Screen for sale in the Bookyard at fives times less, and practically crying of joy. I’ll miss not even daring to touch it, and then reading it like a child playing with his favorite toy.

I’ll miss how proud I was when I was elected class president. I’ll miss all the cool stuff we came up with, and the projects we successfully executed.

I’ll miss decorating my class for Christmas. I’ll hate removing everything next week.

I’ll miss the anticipation of enrolling to the Spanish course, and the excitement of learning yet another language.

I’ll miss performing as an actor for the first time ever in front of the whole school. I’ll miss how it felt, delivering that last line.

I’ll miss every Miranda video I watched. I’ll miss how I loved her. I’ll miss buying her book and feeling like I just acquired a treasure. I’ll miss imitating her and making Elm laugh.

I’ll miss how awesome it felt to receive my French grades and realizing that they don’t need to drop just because I’m growing more and more in English.

I’ll miss writing my personal diary every single day, and decorating it with my musical obsessions. I’ll look forward to reading it sometime in the future and laugh at myself.

I’ll miss realizing that I actually have readers on this blog. I’ll never forget how amazing it felt to finally achieve this dream.

I’ll miss writing blog posts. The thrill of pushing that ‘Publish’ button. Waiting in anticipation for you guys to read them.

I’ll miss becoming a blogger. I’ll miss getting to know other bloggers. I’ll miss how beautiful it was to feel like I finally belong in this community. I’ll miss the love I felt whilst interacting with each and every one of you.

I’ll miss sitting here, typing away with a smile on my face as I look back on the best moments of this year. I’ll miss the anticipation of spending New Year’s Eve with my friends. I hope I’ll miss this night tomorrow!

I’ll miss you, 2015. Thank you for being the best year of my entire life.

12 Collabs Of Christmas!

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Yes! The project I have been so excited for is here!

This month, I’ll be hosting the “12 Collabs Of Christmas” project. Every day, starting the 14th of December, I will be posting a collab with a different person on my blog, up till Christmas!

I have been meaning to do this for a long time, and have been preparing, contacting and organizing all week. I got the idea after realizing I’ve missed Blogmas by a few days, so I wanted to make up for it by doing something different. Youtuber iiSuperwomanii (Lilly Singh) did something similar last year on her channel, so I borrowed the idea and converted it into blog form!

I really want this project to work, because it’s the product of all the friendships I have made through this blog, and all the effort I put into making this blog a place to express my inner awkward self.

I want to celebrate this Christmas with friendship, laughter and love,
and cap my year off with these things.

I also want to prove to myself that if I’m committed to my ideas, I can make what I want happen.

Putting this together wasn’t easy, and there is still a long way to go. But I’m very happy with what I’ve prepared so far, and can’t wait to post everything.

Most of all, I’m so glad that you guys are so supportive and nice. Not one collab request was turned down! Everyone is generous, and has a warm heart. We’re really a family.

I’ll leave it here for tonight. Make sure to come back tomorrow for the very first post from 12 Collabs of Christmas! Enjoy!

Hi. Would you like to be famous?

Then do a collab with me!!!!!
Just kidding, you won’t get famous probably. But it will make you happy tho!
I’m looking to do as much collab posts with fellow bloggers as I can by next week, for a certain reason that will be revealed next week.
I’m really excited, but I still need many bloggers to join me.
It could even be a guest post, I wouldn’t mind at all.
Also, I’ll post on your blog too if you’d like! Do you need a better deal than that?! Ugh I sound like telemarketers.
So anyway, please let me know in the comments or by email (anthony.p.gemayel@gmail.com) if you can collab with me.
Important Note: Do. Not. Be. Shy! Even if you’re reading my blog for the first time and have no idea who the hell I am, even if you’re new to blogging and feel a bit insecure… Don’t hesitate! It’s the holdiays! Be jolly!!
I am way too excited. Whew. Calm down, me.
Anyway, goodnight! I’m waiting for you. Hope you participate!