Thursday, April 28, 2011

Absolute Contamination - Chapter Ten

So, this is a small excerpt of the next chapter of Absolute Contamination. This will be chapter 10 and is named "Silhouette Of A Life"

I still have to edit this part and I want to apologize for any mistakes.
This chapter should be uploaded onto Wattpad sometime tomorrow and then you'll be able to read it here: 

Before I knew it, I had walked all the way back and Hunter and Emily came back into view. The sight of Hunter’s motionless body on the ground made my heart stop. Furious at myself because I hadn’t been there for him while he died, I had a hard time holding back the angry tears that threatened to spill.

As I moved closer, I noticed that Emily held his hand as she sat next to him. Not just that, she was talking to him. I still wasn’t close enough to hear what she was saying, but suddenly my hopes raised and I fastened my pace. Could it be that he wasn’t dead yet?

The moment I reached them, I dropped down on my knees next to Hunter, taking a firm hold of his other hand. Relief washed through me as he opened his eyes and an ever so faint smile tucked at the corners of his mouth.

 “He’s tired,” said Emily while looking up at me, “but he didn’t want to sleep before you were back. I told him that was a stupid idea.”
  [COPYRIGHT © 2011 Vicky Claerbout - All Rights Reserved]

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Playlist - April 2011

This is my playlist of this month, April 2011. So these are the songs I've been listening to the most, which you probably already figured out on your own. There were some older bands like Simple Plan, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Muse and Framing Hanley, all bands I've been listening to for a while now. And of course I discovered new bands as well, Hurts being one of those, just like 32 Leaves. 

As favorite band of the month I pick Boyce Avenue, for the simple reason that I went to their concert on April 22th and it was beyond amazing.

All the titles of the songs are links to youtube, so all you have to do is click on that and you'll be able to watch the video of the song on Youtube.

Typical by Tickle Me Pink
Losing Your Memory by Ryan Star
Don't Fight It by 10 Years
Life Is What You Make It by Number One Gun
Old Haunts by The Gaslight Anthem
Along the Way by Ashley Parker Angel
Morning After by Dead By Sunrise
Heaven For The Weather by The Audition (didn't find a link on youtube)
Wretches And Kings by Linkin Park
Killing The Light by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Tomorrow Starts Today by Mobile
Have Gun Will Travel by The Audition (only found a live acoustic version)
Time To Say Goodbye by Simple Plan
Swear It Like You Mean It by Go Radio
Who Cares? by Ashley Parker Angel
Fireside Wing by Number One Gun
All Falls Down by Adelitas Way
Awakening by Switchfoot
Accidents Can Happen by Sixx AM 
Tighten Up by The Black Keys
Let Go Control by Saosin
Discover (Why The Love Hurts) by Elliot Minor
Bury Your Head by Saosin
Voices by Saosin
Hear Me Now by Framing Hanley
Hell To Sell by The Audition
Illuminated by Hurts
Here's Everything I've Always Wanted To Say by Jamison Parker
Take A Bow by Muse
Sick by Adelitas Way
The Wolf by Fever Ray
The Water by Hurts
Roses And Butterflies by Making April
When The Lights Die by Boyce Avenue
Machine Gun Blues by Social Distortion
Way Beyond by 32 Leaves
Deep Breath by 32 Leaves
Briane by Boyce Avenue
Psycho by Puddle Of Mudd
Forget December by Something Corporate

Monday, April 25, 2011

Absolute Contamination - Chapter Nine

The next chapter of absolute Contamination should be up soon, only a matter of a few hours as I am now re-reading all of it and making small changes. But, in the mean time I thought I'd post a small excerpt for those who are interested.

“Hey!” Hunter suddenly shouted as he shot up. “Give that back!”

Startled I snapped my eyes open; apparently I had begun to drift off to a slumber, and now I noticed Hunter chasing some guy through the grass that led to the path. Emily was frightened by Hunter’s sudden outburst and crawled closer to me, taking a hold of my hand.

“It’s alright,” I soothed her, “there’s no need to be afraid.”

That was a big lie, because nothing was alright. Inside I worried like crazy that something would go wrong and I had no idea what I would have to do then. We waited, and waited and it felt like hours passed by, yet, still no Hunter in sight.

“Alright,” I spoke quietly to Emily. “If I tell you to wait behind that tree, do you think you could do that? I need to go check on Hunter, but I want you to stay safely hidden behind that tree over there.” I explained while pointing to the nearest tree trunk.

I didn’t wait for Emily’s response; instead I helped her get up right away, and walked her over to the tree.

“You stay here, alright?” I said while crouching down. “It is very important that you stay here, no matter what.”

 [COPYRIGHT © 2011 Vicky Claerbout - All Rights Reserved]

This chapter will be titled "Bigger Scars Make Better Stories" and you'll be able to read it here: Absolute Contamination on Wattpad

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What's your current favourite song? Book? Movie? xD

Ouch.... that's a hard one. Let me think...

Favorite song: Voices by Saosin

Favorite Book: I'm not reading anything at the moment. But I will read City Of Fallen Angels soon and I have this feeling that I'll love it. So yes, I'll pick that as my future-current favorite.

Favorite Movie: The Boys Are Back, I really like that movie

BUT, to come back to the favorite song, I'm currently listening to the/an album by Hurts and I seem to be liking them quite a lot so far

Monday, April 11, 2011

Escape - June Oldham

Escape (Signature)Escape by June Oldham

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I recently found my copy of this book again, and I was really surprised because I didn't even know anymore that I bought it. I remember reading it several times, maybe even 8-9 times. To be able to tell what I liked the most about this book, I should read it again because by now it has been several years since I last read it. I think this was one of my favorite books when I was about 14years old. There are still scenes I remember, the part on the beach for example and the awkward situation when the party is canceled and Greg didn't know. I loved how he was there for her, even when she kept pushing him away. Yes, I definitely liked this book :)

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Absolute Contamination - Chapter Seven

The 7th chapter in Absolute Contamination will be titled "Russian Roulette". It will be uploaded onto Wattpad sometime tomorrow, April 11th, due to the wonderful weather and the unexpected need of one of the characters to go use the bathroom, this chapter will be one uploaded one day later than planned. It's funny how this one small detail ended up in a whole new scene and fitted  the story quite well - in my opinion. 

 "What the hell do you think you’re doing?” he scolded. “Are you completely out of your mind?"
In a real hurry, I ran up the stairs, taking two steps at a time. If Hunter hadn’t stepped aside, I would’ve run him over in my haste. As I passed him, he mumbled something, but I was in too much of a hurry to pay any attention to it at all.

Only a few minutes later, and feeling a whole lot better, I walked back down the stairs. To my surprise, I didn’t see Hunter. He wasn’t upstairs, nor was he waiting in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs. I walked to the front door to look outside, and even there, he was nowhere to be seen.

 [COPYRIGHT © 2011 Vicky Claerbout - All Rights Reserved]

That's it for the small excerpt of this chapter. Another one for the next chapter of this story should follow soon.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Favorite Random Quotes - Part 1

These are some random quotes I had written down, they come from songs, books, and other random places :)
  •  "You can ignore what you cannot see; you can believe in a lie, you can run away from anything, until you open your eyes." [Linkin Park – End of the world]
    • "Some paths you have to walk alone" [Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay]
    •  "A broken mind is no escape when there’s no one left to reason with, there’s no one to call your name" [Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Restless Sinner]
    •  "The hardest ones to love are the ones who need it the most" [Papa Roach – Carry Me]
    • "The truth is rarely pure and never simple." [Oscar Wilde]
    • "If You Search The World For Happiness,You May Find It In The End,For The World Is Round And Will Lead You Back To Your Door" [Robert Brault]
    • "No hope for the journey if no one ever sees the dawn" [Oasis]
    • "The different stars tonight will somehow fade the same" [MuteMath] 
    • "What You Don’t Face Can’t Crush You." [House M.D]
    • "Everyone is a loser in the modern world" [The Hives - Well Alright]
    • "At the end of the day, all you really own is your integrity, and once you give that up, you can never buy it back" [Julian in One Tree Hill]

      Sunday, April 3, 2011

      Would you rather watch a movie in the theater or at home?

      Depends on the movie. Those big theatrical movies are way better on the big screen, but a more emotional and in-depth movie is best at home :)