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Mashiara Sedai

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  1. Do you watch a lot of movies? Want to get raising reqs for it? Look no farther than the White Ajah’s 2020 Movie Challenge! How it works: Each month will have a different theme. Anyone who’s interested in participating can watch a film they’ve never seen before that fits the criteria of the month. For raising reqs, post a report (at least 100 words) about the film—what you liked, what you didn’t, connections to other films or to real life, share what you know about its historical context, let us know any background info on the actors, director, or others involved with the film, etc. To receive raising credit, you must participate in three out of the twelve monthly challenges. Don’t need raising credits? Don’t worry! Anyone can participate! Want to do more than one report a month? Post as many times as you’d like! Watched an amazing movie that doesn’t fit the theme? Share it with us without hesitation (though it won’t count for raising reqs). If you have more to say about the film you watched, discuss it further in our Discussion Thread. Monthly Themes: January: Watch a sci-fi/fantasy film February: Watch a film directed by a person of color March: Watch a film released before 1950 April: Watch a film about war May: Watch a film directed by a woman June: Watch an animated film July: Watch an Academy Award winning film (in any category) August: Watch a film with your favorite actor/actress September: Watch a musical October: Watch a horror film November: Watch a film from a foreign country December: WILD CARD! Pick any movie you’d like to report on! If you have any questions, PM me!
  2. This is a place for us to discuss the films we've watched or to comment on another person's movie report. Even if we disagree, let's keep the discussion civil!
  3. I'm so proud of us so far! The best way to make changes is to do small, manageable things. I feel we start of the new year with so many resolutions and it's too overwhelming. So I made a point of NOT making new years resolutions this time. I didn't exercise January 1st, and I was fine with that. Rather than freak out over the things I HAVEN'T done, I'm going to praise myself for the things I HAVE done. Positive mindset goes a long way! My sister is working on her internship to be a registered dietitian. She has two months left to go! She's such an inspiration to me and has helped me tremendously in the past two years since she graduated from ASU with her degree in dietetics. Here's something she posted on Facebook earlier this week and it's such great advice!
  4. Mr Smith is so old he’s getting increasingly deaf. His hearing is so bad now we need to be right next to him for him to hear us. Today I had to drop my in-laws off at the airport. When I came home and opened the garage (which is loud) and came loudly into the house, and pet Friday loudly, he slept through it all! He slept for nearly four hours and Friday and I loudly watched The Witcher on Netflix. And when he finally did wake up, he napped on my legs as we watched another four hours of The Witcher on Netflix. (I’m on Winter Break and return to work on Monday.)
  5. Sounds like a great plan, Lava! I did a 15 minute walk tonight so I feel I’m off to a good start! The difficult part is squeezing exercise into my day. My new job is still so time consuming and my commute is terrible! When I get home the last thing I want to do is jog. I want to look into resuming Irish step dancing lessons. It was an amazing workout and so much fun!
  6. I agree! Consistency is key. My diet isn’t the worst but it can definitely be improved. My focus will be on being more active. If I’m consistent with activities, I know my health will get better. Ice skating helps, but 30 minutes twice a week isn’t enough!
  7. I’m going for 12. I don’t think I made my 24 goal last year. January: 1. Red, White, & Royal Blue - Casey McQuiston
  8. As a holiday present for my father-in-law, I did a twelve month photo shoot of my pups (Mr. Smith and Friday), having each picture represent a specific month. The resulting images were precious! As we move into a new year I wanted to have a space to show off our best pet pics from 2019! January February March April May June July August September October November December
  9. Welcome to a whole new year here in the White Ajah! In the past we’ve done “Getting Lean” challenges but this year we’re going to try something different. Rather than focus on weight loss, we want to emphasis better, healthier choices. Many factors indicate a healthy body. Our obsession with weight only can do more harm than good. Losing weight isn’t a bad thing, but highlighting good habits, discussing ideas for being more active, sharing healthy recipes, etc. can help us get into a more productive mindset! So join us on a quest to a healthier body and a healthier mind!
  10. *lol* Actually, the shopping wagon was really easy to push! I was very concerned it would be hard, but it wasn’t. It was such a fun routine! I can’t wait to do another with this group! They’re such amazing skaters.
  11. Yes! I loved this thread! Thanks for starting it again, Mother!
  12. *lol*. Not quite, Ben! But I appreciate your confidence in me! I posted the videos on YouTube so hopefully they’ll be watchable now!
  13. I’m very much looking forward to a break from school, but I’ll have family visiting the entirety of the break, so still no rest. Ugh! Our show was Aladdin! (The farthest from Christmas you can get!). Our recital last week was holiday themed. I’ll post a video of that one soon. But here’s my outfit from our Aladdin show. I was a merchant (background character), but I was in four of the routines.
  14. Heck yeah! And we’re so close to each other! Let’s do it! Yes, your reasons for college are accurate. There’s a lot less hand holding. I think it would be amazing to teach people with a bit more comprehension. But maybe I need to work in baby steps. I really love my school and my team but I can’t get my education degree here because I’m not teaching 6th grade or higher. I could transfer to the upper school, but only if my principal lets me.
  15. Haha! Crazy DM. It’s always been wonky. Glad you’re here now, Ben! ❤️
  16. Lily! You are so sweet! Hopefully my lateness implies most of the answer and not that I was hiding from you! *lol* It’s been a rollercoaster. I LOVE the teaching aspect, but it’s the kids that are getting to me! Most are sweet, but when you put them in a group they turn into raging, hormonal lunatics! I haven’t quit yet, so that’s saying something. And I’m building a relationship with many of the kiddos. My admin team is AMAZING so a lot of the disciplinary actions are above my pay grade. Working with math everyday is a dream! I’m thinking I might get my masters in math instead of math ed so I can teach college level. Not sure if that would be better or worse....
  17. Lava, thanks for visiting! I’m sorry I didn’t get to play with you more! On a personal note I started a new job in August (a 5th grade math teacher) and I’m overwhelmed with the new responsibilities, plus a much longer commute to and from work! AND I’ve been practicing for my holiday ice skating shows! One was last weekend and the other is this weekend (one show tonight and two tomorrow). *BIG SIGH* But please keep hanging with us! We like the activities of the young’uns in here!
  18. Oh, like a white chocolate mocha with extra foam? YUMMY!!!
  19. Dragonmount has some amazing members! We'd like to honor those who have used The Wheel of Time as inspiration, or have contributed to the fandom, or who simply want to share their Wheel of Time story with others who love the series as much as they do. Today we are highlighting member @Lian Crescent who has worked tirelessly through the month of October to produce some amazing Wheel of Time artwork. During the Inktober Challenge (a daily drawing prompt for each day in October) Lian referenced something from The Wheel of Time! I had the opportunity to chat with Lian about his amazing artwork. Day 10 - Pattern 1. Tell us about your Wheel of Time journey. When did you start reading the series? My Wheel of Time journey started back in 2002 when the Lord of the Rings movies and fantasy was popular. My sister borrowed a book from her college classmate which was The Eye of The World. The cover of Lan and Moiraine caught my eye and I asked my sis what is it about. I then bought my own copy which was the version that was split into two parts, From the Two Rivers, that was published on that same year. Day 16 - Wild 2. Has Wheel of Time inspired other areas of your artwork? The Japanese art for Wheel of Time has influence my work especially with the character designs. I also took inspiration from Disney and anime and mixed them with my WoT art. I would like to give credit to my dear friend, Mina U.(pettymotives online). Her Forsaken designs greatly inspired my work. Hope WoT fans would check her work as well! Day 15 - Legend 3. After Inktober is over, do you plan on making more Wheel of Time fanart? Definitely but I would have take a break since have a long queue of commissions that needs to be finish. haha Day 26 - Dark Day 18 - Misfit Day 23 - Ancient Day 21 - Treasure 4. Some of your works have depth, like “Day 21: Treasure” with Elayne’s action pose or the symmetry used in “Day 23: Ancient.” Others are shown with humor; “Day 18: Misfits” fits this, as does “Day 26: Dark (One).” How do you decide on a tone for your current piece? It's usually a challenge to find ideas for WoT characters to match the official prompts. I often go for a comedic tone as long as it fits which sadly ending up not using my initial sketches like on "Day 18: Misfits." My first drawing was the Two Rivers five staring in the distance in a serious look. I wasn't happy with it so I had to redo it with The Chosen in a wacky pose. So yeah, I have a couple of scrap Inktober sketches and some of them will never be finished or publicly seen. Day 20 - Tread 5. So far, which piece has been your favorite? My favorite so far is "Day 20: Tread" the one with Aviendha. I put a lot of effort and detail on it and happy on how it turn out. "Day 15: Legend" is a personal favorite cause I made it for someone. 6. Do you have any social media pages you’d like other Wheel of Time fans to know of? Yes, I am active on Twitter @LianCrescent. I also have a tumblr of the same name where I post my old Wheel of Time fan art. Thank you, Lian! Your artwork is amazing and it was so fun to follow your progress throughout the whole month! If you want to see Lian's other Inktober artwork, check out the DM Gallery here! View full news item
  20. Dragonmount has some amazing members! We'd like to honor those who have used The Wheel of Time as inspiration, or have contributed to the fandom, or who simply want to share their Wheel of Time story with others who love the series as much as they do. Today we are highlighting member @Lian Crescent who has worked tirelessly through the month of October to produce some amazing Wheel of Time artwork. During the Inktober Challenge (a daily drawing prompt for each day in October) Lian referenced something from The Wheel of Time! I had the opportunity to chat with Lian about his amazing artwork. Day 10 - Pattern 1. Tell us about your Wheel of Time journey. When did you start reading the series? My Wheel of Time journey started back in 2002 when the Lord of the Rings movies and fantasy was popular. My sister borrowed a book from her college classmate which was The Eye of The World. The cover of Lan and Moiraine caught my eye and I asked my sis what is it about. I then bought my own copy which was the version that was split into two parts, From the Two Rivers, that was published on that same year. Day 16 - Wild 2. Has Wheel of Time inspired other areas of your artwork? The Japanese art for Wheel of Time has influence my work especially with the character designs. I also took inspiration from Disney and anime and mixed them with my WoT art. I would like to give credit to my dear friend, Mina U.(pettymotives online). Her Forsaken designs greatly inspired my work. Hope WoT fans would check her work as well! Day 15 - Legend 3. After Inktober is over, do you plan on making more Wheel of Time fanart? Definitely but I would have take a break since have a long queue of commissions that needs to be finish. haha Day 26 - Dark Day 18 - Misfit Day 23 - Ancient Day 21 - Treasure 4. Some of your works have depth, like “Day 21: Treasure” with Elayne’s action pose or the symmetry used in “Day 23: Ancient.” Others are shown with humor; “Day 18: Misfits” fits this, as does “Day 26: Dark (One).” How do you decide on a tone for your current piece? It's usually a challenge to find ideas for WoT characters to match the official prompts. I often go for a comedic tone as long as it fits which sadly ending up not using my initial sketches like on "Day 18: Misfits." My first drawing was the Two Rivers five staring in the distance in a serious look. I wasn't happy with it so I had to redo it with The Chosen in a wacky pose. So yeah, I have a couple of scrap Inktober sketches and some of them will never be finished or publicly seen. Day 20 - Tread 5. So far, which piece has been your favorite? My favorite so far is "Day 20: Tread" the one with Aviendha. I put a lot of effort and detail on it and happy on how it turn out. "Day 15: Legend" is a personal favorite cause I made it for someone. 6. Do you have any social media pages you’d like other Wheel of Time fans to know of? Yes, I am active on Twitter @LianCrescent. I also have a tumblr of the same name where I post my old Wheel of Time fan art. Thank you, Lian! Your artwork is amazing and it was so fun to follow your progress throughout the whole month! If you want to see Lian's other Inktober artwork, check out the DM Gallery here!
  21. A coworker baked pumpkin cookies with sour cream frosting and brought me one this morning and it was SO YUMMY! I love little surprises like that!
  22. Add me, please! I don't often draw or do fan art, but I'd love to! And I do work in other mediums, like sewing WoT themed costumes!
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