Your Smile On Fire

...from the song Xavia

on choosing the labyrinth and, also, an attack on kostos

     Okay, so last time I wrote I told you guys about my quote book. And so now I'm actually going to go into the book.


     Ha. Okay, this is just the quote I flipped to. It's not one of the ones that really spoke to me... I just found it hilarious for some reason.


     Something about this boat screamed, "I am a very popular model in the world's oil-bearing regions. I cost more than your soul!"



     Ha. Love that. But now I should probably find one of the more serious ones, right?


     "After all this time, it still seems to me like straight and fast is the only way out - but I choose the labyrinth. The labyrinth blows, but I choose it."



     I remember when I copied this quote down I was sitting on the grass on one of the "greenbelts" (I always wonder why they call them greenbelts... it makes no sense, but that's not the point.) and I was thinking some really serious thoughts, thinking that the Colonel (the character who spoke those words in LFA) was right. Thinking that no matter what crap was going on then or would go on in the future, I choose the labyrinth. I choose this life, much as it sucks sometimes and as much as sometimes we all think it couldn't get worse... and then it starts raining. (Although actually I love the rain, so that analogy doesn't actually work for me.)

      Okay. Another quote? Fine then.


     Different people were good at different things. Lena was good at writing thank-you notes, for instance, and Effie was good at being happy.



     Sigh. LOVE THAT QUOTE. It's so good, so true. I always felt sorry for Lena, who had everything in the world except happiness. And, okay, I know all you TEAM KOSTOS girls will disagree with me on this one, but I didn't really think Kostos added any happiness to her life. Instead he made her miserable; she hurt when she was with him and she hurt when she wasn't. She hurt when he loved her and she hurt when he broke her heart. I'm obviously no expert, but I don't think love should do that to you, I don't think it should mess you up like that.

     But, sorry. I get on a tangent about Kostos when I start talking about the Traveling Pants. Anyone want to offer the opposing veiwpoint? Anyone? Feel free too. (Also tell if you want more quotes! I have many!)

     (Also... I heart comments. Seriously. Thank you Zulay and Jocelyn, whose name is not at all awful.)



jocelynp said:

Comments are awesome, right? Thanks for leaving me comments, too :-) And your quote choices are awesome too! And they are from great books. Looking For Alaska and Girl At Sea and all the Traveling Pants books are some of my favorites ever!! Of course, I have like fourteen hundred "favorites ever," but whatever.

Replying to your comment on my blog: I get wanting to have school over and done with, but I will need a break, between high school and college, I'm pretty sure. And travelling, well, that'll cost money, but I'm willing to sleep on couches and eat nothing but peanut butter and bread crusts if I have to. And I hate peanut butter! I'll work for it and do whatever I've got to; money, or lack thereof, is an obstacle that can totally be overcome, in my opinion. I have no money but I want to travel the world and go to a private college in new york city?? Some people might think that insane. I think it's doable, if I want it bad enough!

Whoa, long comment :-)

November 22, 2007 12:06 AM

amyh said:

I LOVED Kostos, haha. I'm just such a sucker for heart-wrenching romance, the "will it or won't it?" kind. And it's not like Lena never tried to let go. She tried to find comfort in other people, but she just couldn't get rid of the memory of Kostos.

Now what really annoyed me was how they messed up the Kostos/Lena saga in the first movie. Ugh, they made it totally Romeo/Juliet! Stupid!

And Looking for Alaska! Man. Are you still watching Brotherhood 2.0?

November 22, 2007 5:24 AM

hayleyh said:

Jordyn. You're like my favorite RED girl ever. Don't tell the rest of them.

I didn't like Kostos either, by the way. I just never felt it. Especially since one of my best friends is Lena. She just doesn't know it.

November 22, 2007 6:38 PM

zulayr said:

for some reason, i JUST noticed that I was mentioned at the end of this blog! haha, thanks:)

December 6, 2007 1:39 PM


Oct. 15 [going to work soon] [two school essays due; majorly nervous about both] [remember when i wrote that short story where the girl said "majorly" every other WORD practically? ha]