About The Storyteller


Welcome, dusty traveller, to the Last House before the Misty Mountains. Your journey ahead is hard, but come and rest awhile. Elven voices sing of joy and peace through Rivendell, and the whisper of the trees invites you to stay. 
I beg you to come, lay aside your burden and rest your weary feet...and listen. Listen to the song. Listen to my tales.

I have many a legend to tell, all the folk do. I aspire to record these tales and lore so that many may rest and read a while. Ah, but I still have not introduced myself...

First and foremost, Jesus is my Lord and Saviour, and I seek to follow His will for my life.

I live in New South Wales, Australia....Ahem, sorry, the land of Rivendell. Ever since I can remember I've loved books and adventures. I have a collection of various weapons about which I am probably a little too crazy.

Hmmm, some random facts you may not know about me...

I'm sixteen, and have a bad habit of mind-blanking when people ask how old I am.

I only went to school for one term of kindergarten before we started homeschooling. And homeschooling is the best ever, 'cause you can follow your interests...and do your work days in advance and have a day off!

I love books, and am a really fast reader. And that leads me to the next fact...

I really like writing. I never planned on being a writer, it just kinda happened. I don't have all the "Oh, I wrote stories since I was five" and all that. I don't even remember why I started. Sometimes I think that I had some problem with my brain when I did...Once a writer, always a writer. I made a choice, and just one choice can transform you.

I have a talent for memorising around half of a book's dialogue in the form of short quotes. It would be interesting to find out how much of my conversation was actually original. Most people don't actually realise when I'm quoting, but that just makes it funnier.

I am a hilariously funny joker. Put me in a group of people I know well, and I'll be the person cracking all the bad jokes and making terrible puns (that no one gets) and generally making people laugh. I also use sarcasm too much for my own good.

I eat a lot. At tea/dinner I eat as much as my dad...if not more... :)

I got all the musical talent in the family. I've played the flute for a couple of years now, and am learning guitar. I kind of know piano, not very well though. And just recently I got a violin! Pretty cool.

I can raise one eyebrow! Yay! It took me a while but I worked out how and now I can raise both eyebrows individually, and often do without trying. I have some weird facial expressions. 

I'd really love to have a real sword. I just have this obsession with weapons but the only real one I have is a fishing knife, and it's really sharp, so that's pretty cool. I do have a 45 pound draw weight recurve bow and I'm not too bad a shot...

I geek/fangirl about things really easily. For example, a little while back I watched The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian with my cousin, and I started obsessing over Caspian's accent...so my cousin and I went through the movie, watching all his lines over and over until I could quote basically all of them, with the Spanish accent, too. And then when my sister came three days later...we watched it again, just 'cause it was so cool, and then she'd get all the quotes.
So yeah. I get obsessed with things like that.
I'm just that kinda weird nerdy person.

I can mimic some people when I'm not trying (and sometimes when I am). As far as I can remember I have done: Elisabeth Swan (Pirates of the Caribbean), Chewy and Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars), Matt Meese (Studio C, I can also do Mallory when she's the aww yeah lady), the random dude (his name might be Bob) from Horrible History who does the weather forecast thing, my cousin Jessica, Dobby the House Elf (Harry Potter, although I got what his voice sounds like from Studio C 'cause I haven't watched the HP movies), Gollum and Pippin (Lord Of the Rings), the Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), and because my Dad read aloud the Brotherband books to my sisters and me, I can also mimic the voices he gave them! But sadly I can only do it when I'm not trying, or -for the book characters- if I'm reading their books out loud.
There's probably some other people/characters that I've forgotten, but you get the picture...

I'm not a clean, neat person. I know people who are, in fact, I share a room with someone who is and sometimes it annoys her when I go for ages without sorting out my clean washing and putting it away. I have a messy pile of notebooks that are all filled with random bits and pieces of story ideas, a drawer overflowing with my music stuff (the guitar isn't in it), and a bookshelf that is stuffed with books and...stuff...

I don't get cold easily.
But getting hot? Now, I'm an expert at that.

Tolkien is one of the best authors ever. If you disagree you are wrong. He is. Forget about the movies, the books are amazing. I don't mind the movies, but they're no where near as good. The best part of them is the music. I like the music, it's quite nice really...

I reckon parkour is cool. Not that I can do it. I can partially run up walls, and I'm better at it than some people I know, but maybe that's just because I don't mind making a fool of myself and giving it a go. It's still cool anyway.

I am the third oldest of six kids. I have three sisters (2 older, 1 younger) and two younger brothers. I'm probably a bad influence on my three-year-old-little-sister...it was me who taught her (when she was about two years old) to say bow, arrow, sword, knife, Bilbo, Frodo, Legolas, Pippin, Merry, Sam and other such things... :) But as I said before, Tolkien is great, so why not start at an early age?

But now, I have gone on for long enough. Enough about me before I bore you all...pray tell me the tales of your own adventures and enjoy your stay! :)

43 comments:

  1. It's so cool that you are a big family, homeschooled, Christian girl who loves writing! We are practically twins! =D I'm so excited to get to know you through your blog!!!

    And, by the way, your photo is lovely! =)

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    1. Same here! Hope you enjoy reading my posts. You've actually come along at a really good time because I've just finished my serial blog story, and am starting a new one! So you won't be joining in right at the middle somewhere.

      Thanks. :)

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  2. Wow, I just love your header!! Your blog design is very nice. :)
    Anyway, I'm glad I came across your blog, and I hope to read some more from you.
    //Emily A Purpose and A Promise

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    1. Thanks Emily!
      I hope you'll have a great stay and will have fun with my serial blog story. Today's is actually the third part so it might be easier to understand if you check out the first two (on the 'Swords, Sails + Scoundrels page) and read through them as well.
      Glad to have new followers! :D

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  3. Tolkien is the best! I love his stuff! I was homeschooled and am the oldest of nine in a Christian family. And I love to write too. ;)

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    1. Glad we can agree on that irrefutable fact. xD That's so cool! I love getting to 'meet' new homeschooled, big family writers! :)

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  4. Hi Jane

    Thank you for helping me out on my 'blogging help' post. Your comment prompted me to venture off into the world of my comment settings, where I eventually fixed the problem.

    It would be a lot of fun to find someone who has read the same books as you, and similarly, enjoys learning the dialogue and then having a conversation with an unaware third party that involves you and your friends splurring out book quotes.

    Is there a downside to being home schooled, in your opinion?

    Steph
    www.socialspying.com

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    1. So glad to have helped. :)

      In my opinion - no, not really. It's a great life-style and I completely plan to homeschool my own kids, Lord willing.

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  5. I can raise my eyebrows individually too! It took me months to master though!! xD Tolkien is one of the best authors ever, you are correct! Lol. But I think Samuel Schiller is right up there with him!

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    1. Yes cool! :D
      Tolkien is so amazing. *forever fangirls*

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    2. *Squeals* Too bad you live so far away, it would be so much fun to have a Lord of the Rings marathon!!! XD

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  6. *waves* I found your blog and omw I love your intro! (and for some reason, I have that same problem: I rarely get cold. My family calls me a human heater xD)

    <3

    audrey caylin

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    1. Hi! *waves back* Yay! I keep meaning to update this page, but I haven't gotten around to it yet, but you seem to like it soo... :P *procrastinating*
      (Yess for human heaters *high fives*)

      Thanks for stopping by, Audrey. <3

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  7. Hello there, (may I call you Jane?)! I am so excited that I found your blog! I am a homeschooled Christian girl who has five siblings, and Tolkien is the BEST! Weapons are awesome! I have a bow, and am hoping to get a real hunting knife soon. It's so cool that you live in Australia!!! :-)

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    1. Heyo! (Yes you certainly may. :D) Woohoo that's so cool!
      Homeschooled Chistian girl, five siblings - wow we're like twins. xD
      Oooh yes weapons. They're epic. *nods*

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  8. BTW, I am following you on Pinterest under my mom's name, Katey Kendall. My board is called Makenna, and it has all the nerdy pins on it. :-D

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    1. Ooh ooh okay. *goes to check you out*

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  9. Hahaha! :-D Yes, we have quite a few similarities. :-)

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  10. Hello!
    I just have a quick question; how do I find your Camp NanoWriMo cabin? I am signed up, but can't find your cabin. Do you have to invite me? My profile's under Middle Earth Musician. I'm super excited!!! XD

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    1. *flails* Eeep yes. Okay so I do need to invite you, yep. You're not coming up on the search though, so could you drop me a link? *keeps hunting for you*
      I'M EXCITED TOO EEK.

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    2. NO WAIT. I'VE FOUND YOU. DO NOT WORRY. XP
      *invites you*

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    3. Yay! Ok, great. I'll go accept the invitation. XD

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    4. Yayy. *dances in circles* XD

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  11. Emma Flournoy speaking...I have not my own Google account and so it shall make me use my sister's name. *proceeds*

    You teach your little siblings Tolkien names too?! *flails* Excellent occupation of your time. XD I once had one of my baby/toddler brothers able to name all the 13 Dwarves.

    *determines to stalk this blog from time to time*

    Oh and YAYAY for getting a violin! Hope that's going well. :D :D :D I've been playing for about...three years I think but I still consider myself learning. XD Don't have an actual teacher so it's mostly up to Youtube vids for help. :P Learning vibrato is the most frustrating thing ever isn't it.

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    1. OHEY. *tacklehugs*

      Yasss. XD It's the best. XP

      *flails*

      YES INDEED. This page is really old, I probably should update it. XD But yep, I've had a violin for a little while now, and it's going great. I got it in February last year and I've now gotten up to Suzuki grade 4. *nods* It's very fun. :D

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    2. YAY. *grins everywhere* I never even did it the Suzuki way but I've played from some of the books. 4 is pretty advanced for only a little more than one year! I think. XD NICE.
      Playing snippets of your favorite movie soundtracks is the best thing. I have so many LotR and Hobbit themes picked out. XD

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    3. *more grins* Cool! Yes it is, normally people do one grade per year but APPARENTLY NOT ME?? XD So yes, that's kinda interesting. My teacher has several other students and had been teaching for a while, but when I started, I took about a month or a little longer to become her top student. And so now she just experiments on me. XP She goes "Hmm so if I do this does that work or is that harder" "Does this way of teaching vibrato work or not" and it's rather amusing. :P

      Yaaass. I do that sometimes too. My teacher is very cool in that a) she HATES scales and b) she sometimes gets bored of the Suzuki pieces so she throws in some other random ones just for fun. XD So I've done some obscure soundtracks/pieces from movies. NOT YET THE HOBBIT OR LOTR THOUGH. I should tell her to find some of those. XP

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    4. UM WOW. Top student you. *flails* That's too awesome.

      And your teacher sounds spectacular. I'm mostly my own teacher, which is good 'cause I don't have to do what I don't want to and also bad for the same reason. XD

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    5. I WAS NOT EXPECTING IT TO BE THAT FAST. XD But it's kinda exciting so yayyy. :P

      Yess she is great. She's one of the mums at my church so I knew her already when she started teaching and that makes it so much easier and less scary. xP
      I know exactly how that is. XD I didn't really have a teacher for my flute. Well actually, I had several, but I outgrew all of them and they all quit with the phrase "I can't teach her any more, she knows more than I do." So there was a large period of time where I just chilled out and did whatever I wanted to, but I also didn't really improve at all. And then I joined the town band and that hugely helped with that factor. *nods*

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    6. 'and they all quit with the phrase "I can't teach her any more, she knows more than I do."'

      XD That's just great. But accountability is good too. *nods back*

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    7. It was amusing but also terrifying for a shy ten year old. XD
      Oh yes yes accountability is definitely good.

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  12. *reads page* *starts squealing*
    Oh my goodness! This is amazing!! You and I have a LOT in common. XD
    I am a Christian homeschooled girl (I'm 14 btw :), writer, reader, and LOTR fan.
    I'm the eldest of six kids, and ALL of them know what LOTR is and it irritates most of them, but my second-to-youngest sister (she's 2) knows lots of Lord of the Rings names and even says "My Preciousss..." in Gollum's voice. XD (I taught her all those things, because jsyk, I LOVE doing the different voices of characters from the LOTR movies; especially Gollum and Pippin XD) My Mom and I were recently watching the trilogy again, and at one time when we had it paused Frodo was on the screen, and my sister came out and saw him and said, "Frodo Baggins, funny!" XD
    Anyway,
    I first started writing stories when I was about seven... I don't know why.
    I wrote a whole four-book series of picture books that had extremely sloppy hand-writing and pictures that I thought looked awesome back then. :P

    I am a weird nerdy person too. ;)
    Have you ever taken a Myers-Briggs personality test? I am an INFP.

    If you would be interested in checking out my blog, here's the link: https://talesfromanidealist.wordpress.com
    Its a private blog, but you can request an invite once you go to the link. :)

    God bless!
    ~Kendra Lynne

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    1. *squeals also*
      WHOA THIS IS COOL.
      YES. XD TEACH THAT CHILD ALL THE GOLLUM VOICES. XP That's hilarious.
      Oh nice. I can't claim any writing from that long ago. :P But anyways. xD

      *fistbumps a fellow weird nerdy person* XP
      YES I HAVE ACTUALLY. (this page is really old, hence I haven't mentioned anything about it on here. XD) I'm ENFP so YEET. INFPs are great. <3

      Ooh okay!! *sneaks over to find you*

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    2. Well, the stories were NOT very good. They had horrible grammar and spelling. Usually I made the main character go through things that I was going through which were usually made to seem much worse than they were, but seven year olds are usually drama queens (and kings XD).

      YESS!!! *hugs fellow weird nerdy person* I don't know if you've ever seen it, but there is a pin on Pinterest that says "Blessed are the Geeks, for they shall inherit Middle-earth" and when I saw it I got all giddy. I loved it. XD

      Ooh that means you are the extroverted version of my personality! How fun!

      YAY! *waits excitedly to grant your request*

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    3. Shh but still. XD

      YES THAT'S PREFECT. XP

      Yass, I am indeed. Allll the INFP friends. :)

      *has temporarily forgotten my wp password, but shall request as soon as password is discovered XD*

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    4. Ooh, okay. I understand. Passwords can be hard to remember... :P

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    5. But if you'd like, I could use your username to send you an invitation to read my blog. :)

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  13. I was wondering if It would be alright if I added your blog button to my blog buttons page?
    -Quinley

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  14. That would be fine! But I only have the old one on the sidebar of this blog. If you like, I could email you one that would fit with my website/new blog better?

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    1. Thank you, I added your button to my blog buttons page.
      -Quinley

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