Category Archives: Adventures in The Primortus Zone
Have you ever dreamed of visiting the places in a book?
We have…especially our own.
How fun would it be to go to New Zealand, the land of Hobbits, Elves, Wizards, and Primortus. Okay, let’s go! But wait, there might be a few roadblocks like work, family obligations, and of course the BIG one…MONEY!
What’s an author to do?
Well, if you can’t bring the Writer to Middle Earth–Bring Middle Earth to the Writer. Come along with us as we take an imaginary trip to the places in The Primortus Chronicles WITHOUT breaking the bank!
“VISITING” NEW ZEALAND
Step One-Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Decorations
Golden Table Cloth, Green plates, SharpieMarker, Gold Circle Sticker, Plastic Drinking Cups, Gold Utensils, and Yellow Hula-Hoop…….*Swimming Pool Optional
Step Two-Hairy Hobbit Feet and Glowing Sting
Cheap Flip-Flops, Brown Yarn, and Light-Up Foam Swords
New Zealand Foods
Do a bit of research for recipes-We made Meat-Pies, Onion Rings, Veggies, and Pavlova. We found the Jaffas and Violet Crumble Candies online. Unfortunately, L&P sodas were not available, so we made-up our own recipe by mixing 5 drops of Lemon Juice with Sierra Mist Soda. Then we simply poured it into a brown bottle with labels we printed.
Step Four: HAVE FUN!
Documentary about Middle Earth, Throwing the One Ring Into Mordor and Bilbo’s Fireworks
Television, Sparklers, and a Vivid Imagination!!
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By J.L. Bond and Val Richards
Take the Quiz
What word best describes you?
When going on a quest, you always take along…
A. Your Favorite Necklace
B. A Pocketful of Banquet Bars
C. Your Fluffy Pillow
D. A Box of Tissues
Which song is the soundtrack of your life?
A. Heroes by Alesso
B. Animals by Maroon 5
C. Ghost by Ella Henderson
D. Blank Space by Taylor Swift
Your favorite Fantasy World is…
A. Middle Earth
If someone attacked you, how would you defend yourself?
A. Freeze them in a block of ice
B. Bite off their fingers
C. Magically disappear
If you were only allowed one type of food for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
B. Tofu…NOT! Pass the steak and make it RARE!
C. Dairy…hey, milk keeps babies alive.
D. High-Tech Food Alternatives…you’re always looking to the future.
Who is your Favorite super hero?
A. The Green Lantern
C. Ghost Rider
If your boyfriend/girlfriend disappeared, what would you do?
A. Move heaven and earth to find them.
B. Whatever. There are other fish in the sea.
C. Put my mind to it and poof I’m with him/her
D. When did I get a girlfriend/boyfriend?
A major catastrophe just happened and help is needed. Ready to sign up?
A. Of course, need you even ask?
B. Why not? It might be fun.
C. I guess, but don’t count on me sticking around too long.
D. Major Catastrophe? Run!
You’re guilty of which of these bad habits?
A. Blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong
B. Eating junk food
D. Running away
Which book would you choose for a little light reading?
A. The Giver by Lois Lowry
B. Animal Farm by George Orwell
C. Gone by Michael Grant
D. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Mostly A’s are Primortus – Always in tune with nature, you are thoughtful to a fault. You’re a powerful being with healing ability and you’re constantly thinking of others. With you power over air, earth, fire, or water, nothing can keep you from protecting life. As a born leader, you know what’s right and what’s wrong. And you’re always ready to lead the fight. Warning, you’d best keep your feelings in check or all Hades will break loose.
Mostly B’s are Shifters (Corporus) – You’re in touch with your inner beast. Out of all of the beings, you are the most versatile. With your heightened senses, you’re the one everyone wants on their team when facing down the enemy. You are always ready to defend but have a playful side as well. Whether you’re soaring through the air or galloping across the countryside you feel at home. But watch out, with all your wonderfulness, you’re prone to act without thinking. So don’t forgot to rein it in now and then.
Mostly C’s are Reapers (Spiritus) – You are an extremely spiritual being, a dreamer with secrets. But living a secretive life can take its toll on you. Carrying all of those messages around in your head is a heavy burden. Sometimes you find yourself feeling manipulated and used. Just don’t let it bring you down. You can still pop in and out whenever you feel like it. You have some pretty powerful connections. Oh, but remember, stay in the clutches of your otherworldly friends too long and you may never come back.
Mostly D’s are Seers (Animus) – You’re a rare individual, who always seems to know what is on the horizon. Frequently misunderstood, your intelligence is sometimes perceived as “crazy”. You are emotional and sensitive. Unfortunately, you’re often the carrier of bad news, so you try hiding from your troubles. You struggle with confidence and always compare yourself to others. Through you’re not great in a battle, you are stronger and more courageous than others realize.
Leave us a comment and let us know what you are!
1. Make a “Bookish” Valentine
Like this GONE WITH THE WIND card found on Etsy
2. Build a Romantic Book Fort
Snuggle and Read to your hearts content
3. Make a “Bookish” Cake
Maybe a HUNGER GAMES cake, for example, like this one on fictionalfood.net
4. See a Movie based on a Book
5. Read Together
6. Sneak a Kiss at the Library
7. Turn her Favorite Book into a Purse
Or buy one like this on Etsy
8. Give him a Book-Inspired Mug
9. Eat at a Bookish Restaurant
10. Propose by Book
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Skylee crept into the room, carefully avoiding the open suitcases, shoeboxes and clothing scattered on the floor. Dressing for the wedding had created quite a mess. She had wanted to clean it up, but her almost stepsister insisted that her father had hired people to do such things.
As she approached the package, her pulse raced. Skylee normally opened a present slowly and carefully like a doctor performing surgery, but her excitement made her eagerly tear through the wrapping.
Inside, cushioned on a bed of crumpled paper, was a brown leather book bound with four gold rings. A diamond shape was carved into the front cover. She held the book close to her heart realizing that it could be her father’s journal, a look into his soul. Turning it over, she examined it more closely and tried to imagine him holding it in his hands. Despite her feeling of excitement, a deep sadness washed over her.
Skylee reached up and pushed back the heavy curtains, flooding the room with sunlight. As she opened the book, a musty odor filled the room even though the cover looked new. She thumbed through the crisp white pages to find page after page of strange hand written lettering, which appeared to be an ancient language. Skylee squinted at the lettering and tried to make out the words.
Holding the book closer to her face, she decided it was a language she had never seen before. Her heart sank in disappointment. It wasn’t her father’s journal. Why…she wondered…why did my dad want me to have a book that I can’t read?
Hey, if you’re a book addict…keep right on READING! Actually, it’s one of the only addictions that can do you more good than harm. That’s right, there’s no need to join Book-a-holics Anonymous. Besides, you’re in GREAT company! If these 5 awesome characters admitted their obsession…why shouldn’t you?
So, did I forget one of your favorites? Tell me about them…