Archive for January, 2012

January 29, 2012

Sites of the Month: January 2012

by evilnymphstuff

***To my new followers, the monthly series “Sites of the Month” is a recollection of various links all around the net that I discovered and wished to share them with you, and I hope that some will prove to be useful to you***

Hey Dummies! Are you just starting off in a particular activity, but you feel lost and… well like a dummie? Well you are definitely not alone!

How I created my first e-book by Rachelle Gardner. Yep I know I mention her a lot but this is because she has so much to teach to the world of the Craft of writing!

And another one by Gardner: How to Look Good on Your Webcam!

A fun illustrated blog by the wonderful writer, Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

Everything you need to know on Wiccan festivals! :) By the way, Imbolc is coming soon! (on the 1st Feb)

How to self-publish on Amazon, Kindle and iBookstore! :) all-in-one!

A very simple but useful tip: How to use one email address with multiple Twitter accounts?

Ever heard of book trailers? A great way to promote your work! A special post by Myrlin A. Hermes: How to make a book trailer.

An illustrated guide for those who write and draw for young people! A lovely blog owned by Debbie…

January 27, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple

by evilnymphstuff

First of all I’d like to thank all of my readers for supporting me throughout my WordPressing journey since 1 Aug 2011, because I recently reached 100 email subscribers! :) Again thank you so much!

For this week’s photo challenge, I’m going to show you the picture of the Mauritian sky (again) but this time it’s been taken at twilight, because then the very first star appears. And it’s simply mesmerising.

mauritian sky

Do you see the little white dot on the right side of the photograph?

Yes, it’s simple as that.

January 25, 2012

Why Avoid The Unavoidable?

by evilnymphstuff

Why avoid the unavoidable? Life itself is so simple, but we make it complicated.

We limit ourselves… and sometimes it just makes everything worse.

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.” 
― Neil GaimanThe Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

Yes, for teenagers, school is a perfect example of what I’m going to write about today. Of course, I won’t say that this type of education isn’t important; it does have advantages like, it is now critical to have passed high school and at least followed tertiary courses to have a stable and respectable job.

January 22, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year 2012!

by evilnymphstuff

Tomorrow is at last the most important festival of the Chinese tradition: the New Year! Even more important than the usual 1st Jan new year… My family and I have a lot to do… and enjoy!

This year will be the year of the Dragon – from the Chinese horoscope.

dragon horoscope

We’ve been busy ‘spring cleaning’ – yes because Chinese new year also symbolises the coming of spring time :) – and buy new clothes! ^^ Then when the big day comes, we’ll first go to mass (here we’re almost all half-Catholic half-Chinese) and light firecrackers just like the ones I filmed on my New Year’s vid post. Hehe I can’t believe I’m still not deaf! And after a traditional lunch… We’re heading to the hotel!! Yeah! I’m going to stay for two nights thus I’ll return home on Wednesday (missing school I know lol but well every year’s it’s been like that!). I don’t know if I’m going to blog during my stay… Just to let you know. ^^

Happy Chinese New Year! Hope it brings good fortune :) let loose the dragon inside of you!

An Evil Nymph.

January 20, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

by evilnymphstuff

After an exhausting day… which is better than this?

twilight sky and clouds

An evening sky to stare at… Soothing your mind, erasing your worries for some instants. When I was young I used to stare at the clouds and make out the shapes they showed me.

Childhood.

A peaceful period of life for most of us. :)

An Evil Nymph.

January 18, 2012

SOPA!? What. The. Hell?

by evilnymphstuff

My little sister was about to do some research on Wikipedia but it was blacked out. Didn’t really understand the situation at first. But then I was about to post this week’s photo challenge on WordPress, but when I entered the site, I saw that all the Freshly Pressed were censored! I then clicked on one of them and saw something like a strike… while going to my mail to see whether anyone else was talking about this… Everyone is eventually talking about this and spreading the message… and really, this PIPA/SOPA is serious matter, guys…

January 16, 2012

♥Fashion and Fiction♥

by evilnymphstuff

How can we as writers combined the two? Keep reading!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but on the sidebar there’s a Polyvore widget. What’s Polyvore? It’s a website for those who like to virtually create their own fashion trends and styles, who make up outfits or simply express themselves through combining images to form a unique masterpiece.

I’ve been on Polyvore for quite a long time but it was only a few days earlier that I really got into it. You can check out my profile HERE (and add me if you have an account too ^^ if you wish!). I got the idea from the dragon-lover and writer Shéa MacLeod: to make up my own character’s outfits! (check out MacLeod’s Polyvore too!)

And this is just so so fun!

For example I did 3 outfits for my protagonist who is Elaine Graith – the daemon girl stuck in Heaven:

polyvore girl outfit

January 14, 2012

Stop Procrastination!

by evilnymphstuff

After two months of summer vacation, who would be ready to jump on copybooks and go to school? Not I. It’s hard to suddenly change the routine. School looks so boring compared to whatever we did during the holidays. We feel lazy. We don’t want to face reality: that we have to work.

Thursday was the very first day of 2012’s school year. As here we follow the British education system, I’m now thus in Lower 6 (which makes me feel more mature by the way! lol). As usual I yawned after waking up because I’m struggling to aceept the fact that I have to be up early – same at night I have to sleep early – and wearing a green tunic everyday.

school uniforms

January 12, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

by evilnymphstuff

Have you ever heard of the Leprechaun? The Irish fairy that kept a pot of gold full of coins on the other side of the rainbow? At least you’ve of that mystical thing: the rainbow…?

rainbow mauritius

January 10, 2012

An Evil Nymph Goes Back to School

by evilnymphstuff

The title sounds so childish, don’t you think so? Anyway.

My 6th year at secondary school will start on Thursday! Excited? Thrilled? uh… well I guess I got used to it. So bye bye holidays and welcome uniforms and homework… My schedule will be tighter too. :P

But to spice up those long days at school and tuition, I crafted a pencil case (which I always do since I learnt how to make one… thanks to school lol) like this one:

pencil case an evil nymph

January 8, 2012

Candle Lighter Award!

by evilnymphstuff

For New Year I received a brand new award called Candle Lighter from kweschn.wordpress.com! :) Thanks so much again!

candle lighter award gif icon

The rules:

Whenever you see a post or blog that you think brings light to the world, put a copy of this post and give them The Candle Lighter Award. What does the recipient have to do to accept it? Just accept it. They can copy and paste the photo on this post onto their blog. What else do recipients have to do? Nothing. If they think someone else is a Candle Lighter, they can surely give them the award anytime and as often as they want. There is no limit to how many blogs you award The Candle Lighter Award to and no limit to how many times someone can receive it.

January 5, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

by evilnymphstuff

In Mauritius we are currently not in winter but in summer! Yep I always celebrate Christmas in summer ^^  But winter can also be associated with our moments of sadness and depression. When we feel bad, winter has settled in our mind. It’s all gloomy and dull…
But then we only need to light a match to melt the snow, to think positively again :)

little bursting firecrackers for children

This was my little cousins playing with sorts of firecraking sticks (harmless and beautiful!) for New Year.

In this wonderful period of renaissance (New Year) we should light up our inner winters and let the sun shine through!

An Evil Nymph.

January 3, 2012

RE: 30 Thought Provoking Life Questions You Should Constantly Ask Yourself?

by evilnymphstuff

This is the replies to a post by Free Spirits United,

30 Thought Provoking Life Questions You Should Constantly Ask Yourself?

There are 30 questions that is asked and I’ve decided to answer them. It sure sounds fun ;) Feel free to do it too! in the comments below or in the comment box of the original article or on your blog, like I’m doing right now.

1. What great thing would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail?

The one great thing I would attempt… hmm… in fact there are so many things I would have tried if failure didn’t exist, like learning new languages or playing all musical instruments, but I guess that the one action I would not dare do is to introduce Wicca publicly as a peaceful religion here, except if I was 100% sure that I would succeed and not be burnt at the stake. :P

About writing and getting published? Well that’s something I’ll always attempt to do never mind if I fail or not :)

2. What would you do if you were ten times bolder in your relationships, work, family, and spiritual life?

Speak out. Correct all the misjudgements so many people have made concerning my life. Vanquish my shyness.
3. What would you be doing if you had all the money in the world?
January 1, 2012

An Evil Nymph is Proud to Present… 2011 in review!

by evilnymphstuff

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Wow WordPress really impressed me with that!!! This report thing with the breath-taking colourful design is so awesome :D Thank you to all my visitors and commenters! ♥ Wish you all again a happy new year ;D

Sorry for the irregularity of my posting habit of today lol! Two posts in a row! Whew! Don’t worry, just go and enjoy yourself, I won’t bother your inbox anymore for this very first day of 2012 xD Let’s party in the outside world as well haha!

An Evil Nymph.

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