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Sun-Yay!™ 7th July 2019

Sun-Yay!™ 7th July 2019

Let’s start the first Sun-Yay!™ off with a meme:

I think we can all relate to that one.

News Stories

If you don’t know, you should. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit California, USA, and it isn’t pretty. It’s the second large quake this week, with the first one (6.4 magnitude) striking on Thursday. Read the full story from BBC here > https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48891511. Something else that came from this event is – you guessed it – memes. Tons and tons of memes. Why? Because in California, earthquakes are the norm. Hey, I’m not complaining, these memes get pretty hilarious!

Another really crucial news story was that Stranger Things Season 3 released on Netflix. And yes, me being a total FANGIRL of all things Stranger Things, I have already finished all eight 50-minute-long chapters. I have loads of time on my hands now that school’s out! You do too: if you haven’t watched it before, I defs recommend. This show is a thrilling supernatural beauty, although you need nerves of steel (let’s just say… the monsters are a little gross-looking. Not for the squeamish!). Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and more. By the time you hit the very last ep of season 3, I think you’ll at least shed one tear. Read more about Season 3 here > https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/5/20683399/stranger-things-season-3-review-duffer-brothers-finn-wolfhard-millie-bobby-brown-david-harbour

Isabella (@isabellac) and Imogen (imosshelf) attended the Williamstown Literary Festival, where Isabella interviewed Michael Pryor! “…when things are going wrong, you get good stories happening. If everything is lovely, it’s a bit dull.” Read the full transcript here > https://inkyawardsblog.insideadog.com.au/williamstown-literary-festival-interview-with-michael-pryor/#comment-193

Lastly, while Tanzeem (@tanzeem) was on the @ausyabloggers blog tour, they interviewed Anna Morgan, author of All That Impossible Space. “One of my aims was to show a kind of friendship-triangle in the book instead of a love triangle – because for me in my teen years, friendships were much more all-consuming and complex than romantic relationships. ” Read the full transcript here > https://tanzeem.insideadog.com.au/initerview-with-anna-morgan-author-of-all-that-impossible-space-ausyabloggers-blog-tour/

Book Reviews and Recommendations

(Hey suhani? I hereby give you permission to take a break from making reviews. Whew, how are you writing all those?!)

Sun-Yay!™ Playlist (new additions!)

So, I haven’t received any recommendations for the playlist, but I’ve added songs that I’ve found in your playlists around Inside a Dog. Here’s the playlist so far (mostly chelcyg and I’s song recommendations):

Mysterious Ways by U2

Dream in a Dream by Ten

Time Waits For No One by Freddie Mercury

Señorita by Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello

Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People

Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne

Reflection by RM

Japanese WOTD

Kokoro | 心 | こころ – In English, we describe this word as meaning ‘heart’ but really, it has a much deeper meaning > https://qz.com/946438/kokoro-a-japanese-word-connecting-mind-body-and-spirit-is-also-driving-scientific-discovery/

Inky Wars

Author Note: Hey! Welcome to the first chapter of Inky Wars. The events happening here are only semi-realistic. Anything that happens in any characters’ life (except my scenes) is not entirely based on real life, unless you count the names and where they live, as well as some other things. Anyway, I hope you like it. I tried to make it interesting, but writing isn’t really my strongest area.

Chapter One: The First Post

“Mum! Mum, it’s up!” yelled Alisa, scrolling intensely, scanning sentences for her name. “What now?” her mum sighed with soapy, dishwater hands. “They posted all of the other Inky Awards judges! Oh-my-god mum, my name is there!” “Good job,” her mother said flatly, adding another dish to the drying rack, “Come and dry these dishes.” Alisa huffed under her breath and pushed her computer chair away from the desk. “Yeah, I’ll dry them.”

The next day, Alisa showed her friends and her English teacher. “But why are you showing me? I already knew you were a judge,” her friend Sara asked. “Shush, the Inky people can’t know I told you when it was still confidential,” Alisa clapped a hand over Sara’s mouth, which Sara swatted off. “It’s not like they can hear you,” she rolled her eyes. Her English teacher was very excited, and promptly informed almost all of her staff and colleagues about it. “I’m very proud,” she smiled. Alisa basked in this rare attention for as long as she could, no care in the world.

Meanwhile, a magical storm was brewing elsewhere…

“Fred? Fred?” Fred’s mum was frantic. Her son Fred had gone missing without a trace. She had tried to call the police, but they asked her to call back in a few hours, because Fred hadn’t been ‘missing for long enough’. Fred’s father was interstate, so he wasn’t much help. “Have you seen Fred?” she asked Fred’s friends’ parents on the phone. No one had seen him, or knew where he might be.

By midnight, she had the police and the neighbourhood searching, even though the light of the day was gone and everyone’s torches kept running out of power.

No one noticed that Fred’s pet goldfish had gone missing from his room, too.

“Mum! Since when did we have a goldfish?” Alisa called from her room. “What now?” her mum replied, walking to her room and sticking her head in. Her eyes widened, “Jaiden! Did you bring a goldfish home and not tell me?” “What? A goldfish? How could I bring a goldfish home?” he frowned, running to the bedroom, “Whoa, it really is a goldfish!” “I’ll ask your dad when he gets back from work tonight,” their mum resolved and strode back to the kitchen. Alisa’s youngest brother, Jackson, trotted into the room. “Is that a fish? It’s an orange fish!” he pointed and laughed.

To be continued in the next Sun-Yay!™

4 comments

inky Centre for Youth Literature

There isn't a LIKE button big enough or bright enough for my to click! This post has so much kokoro I think I will burst!

8th Jul, 19
inky Centre for Youth Literature

I'll check in that Fred is okay!

8th Jul, 19
zitongbooks

This is great!

8th Jul, 19
sylvs

Thanks for the shout out ;) Also you HAVE to keep doing these Sun-Yay's they are so interesting and memeful XD

8th Aug, 19