Fire and Rose Petals

the fire within us burns brighter than the fire around us

BiBLOGraphy (Nice Pun)

After reading these posts of mine about my eminent person project, I know what you’re thinking. Wow this Nancy Wake lady is really cool. Where can I find more info on her? WELL. Lucky for you, this post is all about the sources I used throughout this project. Take a look. Ever wanted a full retelling of Nancy’s life, from childhood to after the war? Well this book is perfect for.. Read More

The After Effect – Night of the Notables Assessment

You know that feeling where a big exciting event happens, but when it’s over you’re just left feeling… odd? That’s what it’s like now. Night of the Notables was two days ago, and it’s strange to have all the work off my shoulders. No more practicing my speech, or brainstorming for learning centers, or getting a costume put together. It’s all just done. Over. Finished. Before the night there was.. Read More

Interview Search – *A* For Effort

Through this project, I contacted multiple people and organizations trying to find an interview. Did I get one? No. But even though I did not get an interview, I learned a lot about the efforts that go into finding an interview, and how to contact people who may be able to assist in my research. My first attempt in finding an interview was to contact the person who wrote the.. Read More

Speech Draft #1 – 14 Days Until NotN

Hey y’all so below is my first speech draft. Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. What a motto to follow in these grim days fighting against the Nazis. [Take out picture] [Stare lovingly] Oh Henri! I miss you so much. I promise I’ll see you again, once we both return from this gruesome war. I would write, but I know that could compromise both of our missions,.. Read More

We’re Going On An Adventure! (To SFU)

Another day, another blog post. We went on a field trip to SFU recently, and it was a lot of fun. Personally, my goal wasn’t actually to get books for my eminent person study, because she is so unknown to the general public that I assumed there wasn’t going to be any books about her. And I was right. So instead of focusing on the library aspect of it, I.. Read More

Meet My Eminent Person: Nancy Wake

Born in 1912. Died in 2011. Within those almost 99 years lies a story of a woman who fought greatly against the Nazis in World War II, risking her life to end the violence around her. This woman was named Nancy Wake. Nancy was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. Her father left her family (mother and siblings) to go back to New Zealand shortly after Nancy had.. Read More

Special FX Learning Center

In-Depth Night is on it’s way!! Are you as excited as I am? Since I am not going to be presenting on the stage the night of, I will be having a learning center to represent my project. Here’s the plan for what it will look like: I would like to have a table to have all my makeup/fx layed out on. I don’t need a large table, just about.. Read More

Long Live Napoleon

November 10, 1799 This is the day that marks the end of the French Revolution for me. The Directory, which has been France’s form of government for this time, has now fallen. The current government which has been instilled is now called the Consulate. There are three pillars to this new system. The Council of State draft the bills wanting to be placed. The Tribunate discuss the bills that the.. Read More

Naploeon Bonaparte: Panic in Paris

October 1792 When people panic; chaos ensues. As a lieutenant of artillary in the French military, I have to deal with many problems. The problem right now (well, I should say the FIRST problem right now) is the war with Prussia and Austria. We, the military, are doing all we can to put a stop to these wars and keep our country safe. However the battles have been getting closer and.. Read More

In-Depth Post #6 (Special FX Makeup)

***WARNING – THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS IMAGES THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS – VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED*** Hello everyone! It looks like we only have (roughly) one more month until we present our learning at In-Depth Night! I don’t know about everyone else, but I am super excited. This past weekend I had wanted to use someone as a model for one of my makeups, but unfortunately I.. Read More