Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This one's for you, Rye.



Hello, everyone! I'm here with a very special announcement concerning this blog!

As you probably know if you've been reading this blog for any length of time, when I started Dreams and Dragons with my parents' help, it was a private blog. That meant that the only people who could view it were those my parents and I invited. We did this mostly because we didn't want to take any privacy risks. After all, creepy people aren't just in fantasy books.

Time passed. The novelty of blogging wore off slightly. I joined WI and the UG, two forums I'd been interested in for some time, and which now are a large part of my life. I was stepping past Dreams and Dragons, which remained private, into a bigger world. I still kept blogging, of course. But no one on those sites knew I had a blog.

Then, a week or two ago, we opened Dreams and Dragons up- temporarily, we thought- so some of the posts could be used as examples of my writing for a writing class I hoped to take. While it was opened, one of my friends from the UG found my blog, quite by accident. One friend turned into two. I'd like to say I took it calmly. I didn't. The truth is, I freaked out slightly. Even opened up as it had been, Dreams and Dragons was still supposed to be fairly private. I hastily explained things to those who had found it, and they were quite kind and understanding about the whole situation. I told Daddy about it. He was much calmer about it than I was. I still had plans to return the blog to its invite-only state as soon as possible.

However, the experience had gotten me thinking. I rather liked the idea of having a blog that my friends on the UG could read, and those on the UG who'd discovered Dreams and Dragons seemed to like it. I posed the idea of starting a new blog to Daddy. He suggested that, rather than doing that, I clear Dreams and Dragons of anything that could give away personal information and leave it open to the public. I liked this idea much more than my own, and I started work the very next day. Five days later, he approved the clean-up job as complete.

And now, with that backstory laid out, it's my pleasure to declare Dreams and Dragons officially open to my fellow elves of the UG and for any other friendly passerby who happen upon my humble blog. I hope you enjoy it!

And, Rye, if you read this, this post is for you.

Calo anor na ven!*
- Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)

*May the sun shine upon your road!

12 comments:

  1. *sniffles* Aww... You didn't have to do that, Leilani. This is epic. Thank you so much. YOu are an awesome, awesome friend.

    -Ryebrynn

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  2. Maybe I didn't have to, but I wanted to. You're welcome, and thank you! You're very awesome yourself!

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  3. Your blog is epic, Leilani :)

    And, I did know that you had a blog, but I didn't know what it was (you had mentioned it once or twice).

    But, thanks for opening it :D

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  4. Thank you very much, Jag!

    I did? O_o I didn't realize that, obviously.

    You're welcome! I'm glad you like it!

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  5. And now I'll tell you what I meant by 'Great minds think alike': I was working on a Snow White remake a while back, and it's on my list of writing projects.

    And yes, I've already said that you have a nice blog, but I'll say it again. You have a nice blog.

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  6. Really? O_o Cool! Let me know if you ever finish it!

    Thank you very much!

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    1. Do you want me to add your blog to the list on the Underground blog? ( http://wedwellamongthee.blogspot.com/ )

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    2. If you want to, I'm fine with that.

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  7. I like this blog already. :D Here's a tag to give you something to post. :P http://hyperlinkzer.blogspot.com/2013/04/i-haz-been-tagged.html

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    1. Thanks, Hyper! And thank you for tagging me.

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