Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Sparkling Diamonds

These movies, Moulin Rouge, You've Got Mail, Finding Neverland, Big Fish, and Serendipity, are some of the most enchanting movies I have ever seen. When I read quotes from them, or see pictures, I get butterflies in my stomach and for some reason something inside me gets really excited. I dont know why - I cant explain it, I dont even know what may be the cause of such a love-sick reaction to mere movies except that I love movies and I love getting caught up in the reality of something that would rarely, if ever, happen in the world we live in. I like to get caught up in the hope that for only a few hours, I can escape whatever horrible things may be going on in the world or in my life and join Christian is his endeavor to win the heart of the lovely Satine, or join Mr. Barrie in Neverland for a portion of my day. I can only imagine that Heaven will have some similarities to movies, only better. Heaven will be a place that I will have that constant love-sick, butterfly-in-my-stomach, giddy feeling but I think it will be perfect. The difference though, between such movies and Heaven is that Heaven will be flawless, everlasting, and pure. Such qualities that are extremely hard, if not impossible, to find in movies anymore. And so:

Christian: [voiceover and typing] Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I went to my typewriter, I sat down, and I wrote our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever. The End.

Kathleen Kelly: Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one. It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake - as almost all hats are.

Will Bloom: In telling the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kind of story this is.

J.M. Barrie: Just a dog? Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he's just a dog? What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That's like saying, He can't climb that mountain, he's just a man, or That's not a diamond, it's just a rock. Just.

Dean: Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Trager secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather it's a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Movie Poster Mock up Posted by Hello

Friday, June 24, 2005

Ro0ts Youth Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Eric: [singing] For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow...
Cory: Oh my god, it's happening. Eric, look what you did.
Eric: [singing] The curtains are on fire, the curtains are on fire. They're chopping down the dorm room, they're chopping down the dorm room.
Cory: [singing] My brother is a moron.
Eric: [singing] Which nobody can deny.
Ephram: You're talking faster than my brain processes language.
Genie: Excuse me? Are you lookin' at me? Did you rub my lamp? Did you wake me up? Did you bring me here? And all of a sudden you're walking out on me? I don't think so, not right now. You're getting your wishes, so sit down!
Young Ed Bloom: There comes a point when any reasonable man will swallow his pride and admit he made a mistake. The truth is... I was never a reasonable man.
Ira Kane: Unfortunately I couldn't give an 'A' to your papers because of the paragraph you wrote which I was unfortunate to memorize: "Cell's are bad. My uncle lives in a 'Cell' in which he only has a magazine to read and the same lousy food to eat. THE END"!
George Wade: Before you came into my life I could make all kinds of decisions now I'm addicted I have to know what you think. What do you think?
Lucy Kelson: I think your the most selfish human being on the planet.
George Wade: Well that's just silly. Have you met everybody on the planet?
Howard Hughes: I want ten chocolate chip cookies. Medium chips. None too close to the outside.
Frank Dixon: I'm talking about bombs. I'm talking about human dignity. I'm talking about human rights. Viktor, please don't be afraid to tell me that you're afraid of Krakhozia.
Viktor Navorski: Is home. I am not afraid from my home. [pause]
Frank Dixon: [whispering] All right.
Viktor Navorski: I go to New York City now?
Viktor Navorski: No? Uh... Okay. I'm uh... I'm uh... I'm afraid from ghosts.
Frank Dixon: Okay, thanks very much!
Viktor Navorski: I'm afraid from, uh... Dracula!
Nicholas: Perhaps my mouth should say what my eyes have not. I have scarcely seen the lady three times but should I have seen her 30 or 30,000, it would be the same. I have not one thought, hope or wish connected with her unless it is part of the picture I keep in my mind of one day being able to turn my back upon this accursed place and never to think of it again with any feeling but loathing and disgust
Naomi: I thought you thought i thought you were thinking about what to think about
Naomi: Thursday is tainted because its the day before the day that is tainted because the next day is the last day before we have to go back to school.
Michael Llewelyn Davies: Excuse me - you're standing on my sleeve.
J.M. Barrie: [moves his foot and looks down to face Michael] I might point out you're lying under my bench.
J.M. Barrie: Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.
J.M. Barrie: [watching George react to the knowledge that his mother is seriously ill] Magnificent. The boy is gone. In the last 30 seconds... you became a grown-up.
Astrid: Beauty was my mothers law, her religion.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

So tonight I saw "Howls Moving Castle" with Erik and Crystal. (My friend and my sister) It was really REALLY funny, but it made NO sense! lol. ::ponders movie again:: yeah, no sense..but really funny! So, we saw that at 10:35 p.m., after bible study - which was also good. I was way too hyper for my own good because I drank half of a XXL monster energy drink but that was my own fault so whatever. Crystal drank 1 and 1/2 XXL Monster Energy Drinks! [Yes, this is my sad plea in brain washing the world through a method below the threshold of conscious perception called subliminal messaging into drinking the XXL Monster Energy Drinks] But besides those two things, today was dullsville. I got up at 10:00, then went back to sleep from 1-3 because I was dead bored. Now, I realize I should have read but when your bored it seems like nothing sounds appealing. Tomorrow I am going to Humble Park in Chicago to babysit some toddlers. About twelve to be exact. (That is a funny comment ABOUT 12 to be EXACT. Doesnt quite fit. Kinda ironic)
I Know You're There
by Matthew West
I think I'm over-thinking this whole thing about believing in something I cannot see. 'Cause when I think about it I think there's no doubt about it I do it every single day It's just like the air No one knows where it comes or where it goes But when I breathe in I believe again and again.

[Chorus] So, if the whole wide world says You're not there Well, I still know You're there. And even if they call me crazy, I don't care I still know You're there And if they say there's no such thing as heaven or a God who waits for me I just point to the air And I know You're there

I had a science teacher Who tried to make me a believer That evolution made the earth But I can't give a big bang credit for this whole thing Life is too beautiful for that to be true It's just like a child A new born baby, there are no two the same tiny toes, finger prints And with that thought I rest my case

When a nation cries When a loved one dies When we wonder why I still know you're there When the nights are long In a world gone wrong There's still a feeling so strong That tells me you're there You're so undeniable You're so unconfinable And your love is so reliable And it tells me you're there

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Ma' name!

"Nanomi offers you fabrication methods for your nano and micro engineered product. Featuring high aspect ratio Electron microscope photograph showing a phase separated polymer microsievestructures in almost any type of polymer, our phase separation moulding technology might give your idea a bright future. "

"So, 2005 is here and with it comes a brand new recording project from The Naomi Star. We've been writing and practicing and will soon be recording. "

Monday, June 13, 2005


Whos eye is whos?

Whos hand is whos?

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Stop the Judging Madness [Dont expect Perfection]
Okay, this is my current rant. Politics! I hate when people are so, blahh! I used to be a democrat, I admit that, but as time went on, I became republican. Im not ashamed to admit it. I support our country, I support our president (even though I dont agree with EVERY thing he does - hes only human) and I support the local police and fire departments. Why is it that people can only focus on when police mess up?! Okay, so a group of police officers beat a guy in a jail cell, HELLO?! YOU CANNOT GENERALIZE that to all police. Its not fair to say all police suck because a few police officers did that. Police arent perfect. But hey, something we've learned as a christian, or something that all people should know, NOBODY IS PERFECT! Another thing I hate, sort of going along with it, is when people generalize hollywood people. They say, i.e., that Ashlee Simpson isnt saved because of the way she dressed or what she does in concert. But she does pray. So who are we to judge her salvation? Shes a person, just like the rest of us. The only difference is she is in the public eye and Hollywood chooses what parts of her life they show and what parts they dont. For all we know, she goes to church (Im not saying she does but its a good example) Anyway, WHEN WILL THE JUDGING STOP?! If were so concerned about these hollywood type being a good exmaple of their supposed faith, why not pray for them?!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Shes growing up so fast!

Friday, June 10, 2005

The Official [and completed] Storyboard
>>> + Essay <<<


Monday, June 06, 2005

GILES! farewell Posted by Hello
Dan, Josh, Erik Posted by Hello
Sara  Posted by Hello
Sophomore, 2005 Posted by Hello
Saloni Posted by Hello
Nazree (Sp?) Posted by Hello
In Retrospect
Well, Alyssa moved back to her home. I dont really know where she's at but I do know she needs prayer. So if yall remember during your prayers, please lift her up. Also, my mom finally moved. She had the movers come today and she is now moved in; with the exception of her cats who wont come out of hiding at her old place. Crystal's graduation is tomorrow but I think the majority of the time I will be studying for my vocabulary final which is Wednesday. The ceremony is going to last forever! but I think I will manage. A really cool idea that the security guard from The Rock gave us was to pray for each individual as they get called up, so maybe I will do that. My Dad is doing pretty good. I think he is slowly becoming more willing to go to church; I say this because this week he offered to drive me but my Mom was already there to pick me up.

As for me, there is sort of a lot going on. School is coming to a close and I find myself questioning whether or not I really did much for the Lord in school. I can definitely thank God for Tiffany's coming to Roots and things such as that, but have I honestly done as much as I could in respect to being an example or putting myself out there to declare His Word? I think that in the first half of the year, the fire was there in my heart but the oppurtunities weren't there (Or most accurately, I wasnt finding the oppurtunities) And the second half of the year it seems like I grew tired of trying to reach out to people who didnt care and didnt strive to bring God up in conversations; yet I feel like the most lasting impressions I made were in the second half of the year. I got the oppurtunity to give my good friend, Saloni, a bible for her birthday, and another good friend, Sancha, a Matthew West CD for hers. I got to layout the New Testament in the form of a storyboard for my entire English class to see and read them a short plot teaser about the New Testament. I was given the chance to talk to a girl in my P.E. class named Nazree (sp?) who is from Pakistan and is a really nice person. She graduated this year but we are keeping in touch through email and hopefully, finding a witnessing oppurtunity in the little girl that my ma' and I are sponsoring from India.

Then, I found myself looking inward. Another assignment for English class was to give a speach on someone who influenced our life. I decided to do the speech on my cousin, Julia, and the writing of the speech was simple. It was the actual delivery of the speech that got my tongue tied; literally. When I got up in front of the class, I was fine, up until the point where I started talking I was fine. But when the oxygen reverberated against my lungs and the noise came from my mouth, it was all shakey. I was shaking! I have NEVER shaken in giving a speech. It may have been too personal a thing for me to tell the class, but I think it had potential to spur peoples thoughts on God and is even one person considered Christ due to that speech, I praise God! Also, I found I had gained a crush on a guy! This is so far from anything I ever wanted to do and Im in the process of convinving myself (along with praying about it) that Satan is just trying to distract me from Summer of Love and all the other projects I have planned for the summer. FYI: If you want to pray for me about that, that would be great, thanks! lol

For now though, I am off to finish the study guide for Consumers Ed. SPEAKING OF WHICH, here is a short snip it of a short essay I wrote for Consumers Ed yesterday.

"I learned, secondly, that I could donate more of my money to the church. Ultimately, I want to be giving up to 75% [if not more] of my income to the church, but after this project I am seeing how hard that may become. I think it is important to give money to the church because, I think, the purpose of even being here on earth is to further the Kingdom of Heaven and one way to help further that is to grow the church up. I know that my church would definitely need that sort of financial support because we just bought an old bowling alley to revamp into our church home. The work that is needed to be put into it is a lot but so far, God has provided every bit of finances we need to continue along our ventures. Not to mention what God told us: to give until it hurts. Overall, I think that without giving to the church – as we are commanded to do in the bible – we can not truly be rewarded; though maybe on earth but not in Heaven."
>>>>> Signing Out: Nanomi Star