oh my god ok so I’ve been posting the rough draft of my novel on this site called wattpad and I put it there so I could easily share it with friends but lately the number of reads, votes, and comments has spiked DRAMATICALLY and to top that off, I’ve just been ranked #974 in the SciFi category and you only get ranked if you’re currently in the top 1000 of like hundreds of thousands of stories I can’t believe this I never thought it would gain any traction on that site I might cry
pickingsides said: Yay!! That’s so amazing!!
Thanks girl! I honestly thought it wouldn’t get any attention because most people don’t go on that site to read SciFi, but this is more than I could have hoped for lol.
It was slow-going at first, but I was determined to feed us. I stole eggs from nests, caught fish in nets, sometimes managed to shoot a squirrel or rabbit for stew, and gathered the various plants that sprung up beneath my feet. Plants are tricky. Many are edible, but one false mouthful and you’re dead. I checked and double-checked the plants I harvested with my father’s pictures. I kept us alive.
Johanna Mason: Statuesque Allure
The Capitol has outdone itself once again. Still basking in the stoic radiance that was last year’s stunning Capitol Portraits, we here at Capitol Couture have nevertheless been waiting eagerly for the next wave of incredible images of our cherished elite. Fresh from the excitement of the most eventful Quarter Quell to date, we are thrilled and honored to present the new Capitol Citizen Living Portraits.
As our Quarter Quell victors, Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason hold the distinct honor of being the first Capitol citizens featured within a Living Portrait. Here we see Johanna in an exquisite Alon Livne creation that “juxtaposes the flowing drapery of classic statuary while the super modern and sculptural iridescent white bodice references the branch motif of the Panem Seal.” With plunging lines and slits as daring and divine as the warrior woman herself, every element of Johanna’s ensemble (including her Alexander Wang shoes and hand-carved marble bangles by Chen Chen and Kai Williams) exudes her fierce strength and enduring pride- a true darling of the Capitol.
Already all the rage with the Capitol elite, Capitol families are lining up to view these astoundingly realistic hologram displays in person. Citizens can witness the artist’s hand-selected series of Capitol Citizen Living Portraits in person at SOCA this summer.
Peeta Mellark: Spirit of Strength
Capitol Couture has been waiting eagerly for the next wave of incredible images of our cherished elite, and here they are! Fresh from the excitement of the most eventful Quarter Quell to date, we are thrilled and honored to present the new Capitol Citizen Living Portraits.
As our Quarter Quell victors, Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason hold the distinct honor of being the first Capitol citizens featured within a Living Portrait. Peeta stands tall and true in his Capitol Citizen Living Portrait, his matte leather Unconditional ensemble showcasing a stone-like texture and channeling the victor’s quiet strength, completed by shirt and shoes courtesy of Maison Martin Margiela. The paper collar piece, designed by David Mason, mirrors the sculptural elements in Johanna’s dress and gives a stern ambiance to the baker’s son. With an unprecedented two victories under his belt, Peeta is no longer the boy who bravely faced the 74th Hunger Games, but a true Capitol hero.
Citizens can witness the artist’s hand-selected series of Living Portraits in person at SOCA this summer.
Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason portraits posted by Capitol Couture
I should always wear my hair in a side braid because some dude on campus walked by me and was like “oh my god I love your hair you look like Katniss from Catching Fire” and this is literally the third time this has happened this year
round the decay
of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
is it too much to ask to get 100 dollars from every rich person in the world
The important thing is that you all keep searching for your own answers. I’ll tell you one thing about the universe, though. The universe is a pretty big place. It’s bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it’s just us… seems like an awful waste of space. Right?
One of my friends has offered to critique my novel when it’s finished, and he actually asked me if he could critique it while I was still working up the courage to ask him. He’s one of the smartest people I know, and what I need is someone who will tell me straight up if he notices any plot holes or illogical things that happen, and even though I’m scared he may hate it, I’m glad he’s willing to print out 200+ pages to take notes all over so that he can help me and make me better.
I always get so discouraged with my writing even though it’s something I’ve been doing since I was 10 and I LOVE it. I’ve had so much practice and improve every year except I’m still my own worst critic. But it’s moments like these where people want to help me with my passion and they believe in my dreams (and don’t think that it’s stupid or a waste of time) that really help keep me going and remind me that I do this because I love it and it makes me happy, and because of that, things will work out somehow someday.