Why Is it So Dam Cold

No, people, I’m not cursing. I’m on an island, so the “dam” joke applied to the situation.

I walked about two miles today in the cold, unforgiving snow of New York. I got uncountable amounts of ice dropped into my eyes from the sky, and I wrapped my face tightly in my hoodie. My very eyeballs were cold from being out in the 36 degrees of cold.

I honestly don’t understand how you people stand it being so cold so late in the year. Back home, it’s 80 degrees, and here I am wearing 2-3 layers of clothing.

However, despite the cold, I managed to get a few pictures and three videos! I’m going to post them over the course of the next few days, so be on the lookout for some New York action!20170318_070438

A Light in the Darkness. Taken by me on the plane in the wee hours of the morning.20170318_070515

A Strip of Sunrise – taken by me about a half hour afterwards.


sNOW!? – taken by me several hours later.

Hope you enjoyed these!


To the Christian Who is Always Strong, It’s Time to Admit You are Weak.

This goes out to all of the people I know irl. All of them. I’m looking at one of them specifically. Not you, Kathleen.
Thank you, writer, for such a wonderful post.

Christ Centered Girls

People send me letters and messages from all over the world, saying how strong I am and how I have inspired them to be strong too. Although I am flattered by their words, I don’t see it that way. If you only knew that every leap of faith I take has the gift of fear waiting at my door, or that the fight you see me never lose is running off of fumes, you would see that I am really…weak.

When you are a Christian and the world is really a war in disguise, I think we sometimes put this unbearable weight upon our shoulders thinking we have to keep lifting it in order to keep going. Like this boulder is the source of our energy, or the fuel that drives us. That boulder represents all the heart ache, and suffering we go through. As time goes on this…

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A Discussion About Harry Potter

Part One: Christianity

One of the most controversial parts of Harry Potter is the magic involved. Some Christian parents don’t want their children exposed to things like witches and wizards. Having read Harry Potter myself, I enjoyed it immensely. It is a wonderful work of fiction by J.K. Rowling, and I definitely recommend it.

However, there are a few ground rules I think Christian parents should set with their kids while they are reading this book.Read More »

Random Post

We had a very cold winter. It got all the way down to 40 degrees! Unbelievable.

Now, it’s about 70 or so. We’re getting into springtime, yay!

Can you believe that it’s already March? Time has passed so quickly! I have three dance recitals this weekend – two on Saturday, one on Sunday – and I’m definitely freaking out. I’m excited to be able to glorify God through dance, but at the same time I’m freaking out because I have one day until the goshdarn show.

If you read my last blog post that I did yesterday (or the day before… or last week… what is time) then you’ll notice that I accidentally slipped something: I’m publishing a book in the fall.

That was incorrect. I’m aiming to publish it kind of midsummer.

Honestly, I might finish it this month and get right into the editing process in April (Not you, McLauren, the month).

But here is the purpose of me telling you this: I’m having a bookcover contest!

I don’t care if you think your art is crap. I don’t care if your art actually is crap. My art is crappier than yours, which is why I accept all people to enter! Please comment on this post if you’re willing to enter, and send your covers to me at catalto1@gmail.com !

I have a hardcover front already, but I need a back for the hardcover (you have two summaries to choose from, lucky ducks) and a front and back for the paperback!

Your deadline is April 1st. In those days and at that time, I will make a righteous branch sprout from David’s line, and he will do what is just and right in the lands… wait. Wrong thing!

On that day, I will look at the entries and decide what I’ll do. I’d appreciate it if you based your front cover on the one that I have now… obviously it doesn’t have to be the exact same, but something like that would be nice.

You don’t have to do both a front and back cover. HOWEVER, I will keep in contact with the people who won and expect them to do spine dimensions for both hardcover and paperback, so… yeah. If you do a back cover (and winners, when you do spines) please keep the same colour scheme. Thanks!


Summary One:

After her mother’s divorce, Elissa Grayson moved to the other side of town, into a small apartment. The move combined with the transition from middle to high school was a nightmare, but she kept most of her friends.

However, when Elissa discovers a secret crystal in her backyard, she is plunged into a neverending war against an unbeatable enemy. But maybe… the answer is simpler than it seems.

Summary Two:

Liss is a normal girl in a normal world, just trying to navigate her first year of high school without utterly crashing. But then whispers appear, warning her to find a stone before the darkness controls them all. But when she finds the Stone, she accidentally brings to life a war that had been fought for centuries. As the battlefield slowly becomes her everyday life, how does she know who is friend or foe, and can she learn to control the White Room before it’s too late?

Signing off for now (and looking forward to your entries),


Selene Sucks At Undertale

Well, there go my frequent updates.

I’m planning on making a series of videos called “Selene Sucks At Undertale”. Mom’s promised that if I get all A’s this semester, she’ll buy me the game, so this can happen for me.

In the meantime, I decided to get myself the demo so I could try it out. Man, I sucked.

I sucked so hard that even lemons couldn’t comprehend it.

I feel like that was inappropriate.

I’ve decided that it’s not inappropriate unless your brain warps it in such a way that it is.

Yup. That’s the kind of mood I’m in.

OH WELL.Read More »

New Years Resolutions!?

Let’s be honest: I have never made New Years Resolutions. I believed that they were a waste of time and effort. They would drain away my energy as I spent 2017 narrowed down on a few goals I had for the year in its entirety! Then, if I managed to somehow actually complete all of these goals, what would I do? Have an existential crisis?

In case you were wondering, I’m mid-crisis right now. Fun, isn’t it? 😐

Anyways, Dan Howell did a YouNow stream yesterday and watching that has brightened my week significantly. I actually did well  on the biology test today… I think…

But this 2017 I actually bothered to make resolutions, so I thought “why not share them with the small world of my followers and encourage them to face the task as well?”

So, what are my resolutions? Let’s find out.Read More »