Great Dane puppies

I’ve been helping out these past few weeks feeding, watering, cleaning up poo,¬†with puppies.¬†There used to be 11, now they’re down to 6. The majority of them are females, with only a few males. They started out somewhat small, now they’re huge! Their father’s head comes up to my chest, and I’m 5’5″. The coloring is known as fawn (brown/tan coloring, like the color of deer), with three of them white with brown and black spots/patches.

9/11/2013, 12th anniversary

It’s been 12 years since 9/11/2001. On that day, I was in eighth grade, and my math teacher solemnly walked in, leaned against the board, and she said, “I have some news to tell you. This morning, around 8am, the Twin Towers were hit.” I didn’t know where the Twin Towers was; I later learned they were in New York City. We were sent into another room where we sat on the floor and watched the footage from that morning. I remember watching with horror as the towers collapsed, hearing the screaming people inside. Questions ran through my mind: Why were we attacked? Who did this to us? How could a plane be hijacked in midair? What would happen now? Are we going to war?

There were some boys sitting behind me and I heard then say “Cool! Awesome!” as soon as the planes hit the towers. I couldn’t believe anyone could say something like that.

Reasons why The Mortal Instruments are cooler than Harry Potter and Twilight

With every critic comparing the Mortal Instruments to Twilight and rolling their eyes at another teen franchise, I’m sorry to say, I’m an adult and I absolutely LOVE the Mortal Instruments. That being said, here are reasons why the Mortal Instruments will beat Harry Potter and Twilight.

1. The Shadowhunters are descended from angelic blood mixed with human blood, making them blessed.

Sorry Harry Potter. The Shadowhunters are faster, more powerful, and don’t need spells to fight. Just runes, and in Jace’s case, a black motorcycle that runs on demon energy. Twilight vamps, better get on Raphael’s good side. Oh, it helps to have fangs, by the way.

2. They have a warlock that throws awesome parties.

I mean, seriously. Where else can you attend a party where you have vampires, werewolves, fairies, and Shadowhunters all at the same time?

3. Even without a stele (wand for Harry Potter), they are still powerful.

Shadowhunters kill demons for a living. They use all sorts of weapons fashioned from a blessed material. So, Twilight vamps and wolves: what are you all worried about?

4. Shadowhunters have a home country.

A home country where Shadowhunters are essentially raised and sent where needed. And they have a whole country to themselves.

5. Their werewolves aren’t hairless Chihuahuas, neither are they mindless.

In the third Harry Potter movie, their representation of what a werewolf was brought to mind a hairless Chihuahua. Unfortunately for Twilight, we don’t get to see werewolves in that one. But Aro said that most were wiped out. Sorry, I would take a werewolf over a vamp any day.

6. There’s going to be more books in the series than Harry Potter and Twilight combined.

The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, and the newest series (which won’t come out until a couple years down the road) is called the Dark Artifices.

So, there you have it. I can’t wait to see how they adapt City of Ashes, can you?