All My Dolls 2019! | A Video

Hey guys! In this post, I said there’d be an All My Dolls video on the AGW YouTube channel, so here it is! Note: Usually, the video doesn’t show up in the reader. Please go to the site to watch the video! I’m really excited that the AGW YouTube Channel is growing – we’re 1 subscriber away from 30!!!

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Doing the Star Wars Character Tag…WITH MY DOLLS! (And Chewy, and Popcorn, and Me)

Hey guys! So I’ve seen the Star Wars Character Tag around the blogosphere…and it looks really really fun! I love Star Wars!

But the thing is, I don’t have enough characters for this or a blog that fits a niche that would relate to this tag*. So I decided, why not steal this tag and do it with my dolls?! I mean, there are no rules, right? (Which reminds me, I need to put the rules.)

*Well technically there’s The Realm of Writing/Write Away but WE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF THAT CRINGEY TRASH DUMP OF A BLOG.

1. THERE ARE NO RULES.

2. Refer To Number 1.

3. There is one absolute rule: You MUST use your own characters (OCs) for this tag. (Brownie points if you add pictures of your characters.)

4. The Sorta Rule: Scream a huge thank you to whoever tagged you for this whilst treating them to a pizza dinner at your favorite pizza chain.

5. The Kinda Rule: Include This Link In The Post So That The Penny Can Read Everyone’s Answers To This Smol Strange Tag: https://asouthernbellewithstoriestotell.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/the-star-wars-character-tag-i-made-my-own-tag-halp/

6. The Rule That’s Not Really A Rule But It Would Be Great: Include the graphic and tag at least three Jedi or Sith Lords.

I sound like a YouTuber everytime I say this, but…let’s get started!

Who’s Your Obi Wan Kenobi? (sassy, a great mentor, but can be a bit strict)

Let’s just pretend I haven’t used this picture super recently

This one SCREAMS Alexandra! Even though she’s not the oldest, she was one of my first dolls so she’s kind of like the mom who is mature, gives great advice, and can be kind of strict. But she also has a sassy, fun side: she’s a singer, author, and hairstylist, and loves creative stuff, witty comebacks, and generally having fun.

Who’s Your Leia Organa? (feisty, incredible comebacks, and does their own thing)

Definitely Jade! Have you SEEN Forever Season 1? Almost every single one of her lines in that (very cringey but an AGW classic) series is her being rebellious, sassy, or fiesty! She’s definitely Leia! (Ooooh, space buns would look good on her…)

Who’s Your Finn? (overeager, adorable, a cinnamon roll)

I know that Charlie is technically my sister’s doll, but he is definitely Finn! Seriously, his personality is so adorable and overeager. (You should’ve seen him when Z said she would go to a school dance with him!) How perfect is that? Oh, and not only is he a cinnamon roll, he loves eating them too. (It’s his favorite food.)

Who’s Your Padmé? (kind, loving, but also kick butt)

The lighting is a little weird in this one…

Probably Felicity! She’s so kind, compassionate, loving to everyone around her. She’s really shy, but when she wants to speak up her words are fiesty and blow everyone’s mind. She’s always thinking, sitting back and watching, observing everything around her.

Who’s Your Count Dooku? (deliciously evil, extra, and sick burns)

Okay this was REALLY HARD. Because none of my dolls are really EVIL or anything?!* So I just picked Logan, because he does have awesome burns and is pretty extra sometimes.

*That’s why this tag was meant for characters.

Who’s Your BB-8? (too cute, everyone loves them, can do no wrong)

Yes, I am aware that there are two. Yes, I am aware that these are not dolls. Yes, I am aware that just Popcorn here would make more since cause he’s an AG Dog. But Chewy AND Popcorn are the dynamic duo, and they fit this description PERFECTLY!!

(Also, this description is perfect for a baby unicorn in my first book ever named Steve, who liked to swing invisible nun chucks and could talk. Don’t ask.)

Who’s Your Yoda? (underestimated, extra, and wise)

Since Alexandra was already decided as Obi Wan Kanobi, I picked Z Crew News* star Ziana! She actually gives great advice and is so wise and mature. She’s been through a lot! She even has an advice segment on her channel. (Ooh, what if I did an advice segment thingy on ZCN? Thoughts?)

*What is it with me self-promoting referencing AGW series today? And what’s with the footnotes? I don’t know? *is confusing myself*

Who’s Your Anakin Skywalker? (bratty, rebellious, whiny)

THIS WAS EASY. I was wondering why Maryellen wasn’t showing up here yet, but that was because Anakin hadn’t been mentioned so far. She’s totally perfect for this, except for the whole turned-into-crazy-villain-psycopath thing. And the weird helmet and theme song and heavy breathing…so basically she’s Anakin Skywalker BEFORE Darth Vader, because she’s such a rebel, prankster, whiner, and can be bratty sometimes!

Who’s Your Luke Skywalker? (hero, has been through a lot, has their share of flaws)

THIS IS TOO EASY! Definitely Paris. I’ve learned a LOT about her character from her being the protagonist in the book I’m outlining (aka Trying for the Sky), and she definitely has a lot of flaws (has trouble prioritizing, can ignore her friends sometimes, gets easily upset, too competitive) has been through a ton (immunity disorder, insecurity, moving, worry), and a hero (saves the day, sacrifices, and fixes things in the end)!

And now…for the grand finale…

Who’s Your C3-PO? (always worrying, gives depressing information, constantly wailing)

YES. I PUT ME HERE. I KNOW I’m not a doll…but in the AGW world and all of the photostories and stopmotions and videos and stories, I’m the one calling them about something that happened? Delivering backstory? Worrying about new dolls fitting in?* Weird I put myself here, I know**. But there is no AGW Doll who fits this description, and I’m like perfect for this? TRUST ME, I’m not this depressing in real life, haha. And I never wail.

*I just discovered I’m a lazy plot device I throw into my own doll stories. Huh.

I had so much fun writing this, even though it’s a little weird, lol. So now…let’s see who’s been tagged for this awesomeness!

I tag…YOU!

Yes, I know, doing that is kind of lazy and no one actually does it. BUT! In my defense, I’m not sure which of you guys like Star Wars, minus those who already did this tag! So if you enjoy Star Wars, dolls, or write, then please do this tag (it’s a great post idea!) but don’t feel like you have to!

To continue the theme of YouTube intro and outro… 😛

That’s it! Thank you so much for reading. If you enjoyed, please make sure to click that like button and follow this blog by clicking the blue WordPress button in the sidebar! See you on Friday for an All My Dolls video on the AGW YouTube channel! Bye guys!

Okay that sounded so much like a YouTuber’s outro, it’s actually kind of scary. I guess technically I am a YouTuber…

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New Video: Isabel and Lea React to Blaire Wilson!

Hey, marshmallows! I’m so excited to say that I have a new video up on my YouTube channel!

I had a ton of fun making this, and I hope you enjoy it too (and maybe even LOL a few times!) Isabel and Lea were super happy to be in the spotlight this post, and they can’t wait to share their reactions on the 2019 Girl of the Year (GOTY) Blaire Wilson!

If the video is not showing up, click here to go to the website and here to go to our channel! Also, don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe!

Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe!

PS This is my first time using the new editor, and I actually don’t mind it that much! The only thing I really don’t like is how whenever I try to put tags, it is super annoying and crashes with errors! However, it makes it a lot easier to embed YouTube videos, and the formatting looks cleaner so far. Now to see how it reacts to my ending copy + paste, so sorry if the Can’t Get Enough of AGW? section is a bit off!

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New Year’s Resolutions! | A Photostory

It’s January 6th, meaning most of you guys have set your New Year’s Resolutions! In this post, the AGW crew will tell you about theirs in this photostory! I can’t wait for you guys to read this and I had so much fun making it!


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Lea: “My new year’s resolution is to get more rest and relax more. I’m always busy and out-and-about, so I want to do some self-care once in a while. I’ll probably be reading my Bible during that relaxation time. The only thing – it’ll be hard to relax with Maryellen around…”

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Maryellen: “HEYYYYYY!!!! That is SO NOT TRUE!!!!!!! Check your facts, missy! I am a VERY RELAXED PERSON!!”

Lea: *muttering* “Are you though?”

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Maryellen: “Anyways, my resolution: I want to try gymnastics. It seems really fun and I enjoy being upside down and doing a bunch of energetic things in a row. I think I have some more -”

9

Jade: *interrupts* “My resolution is to get into the American Girl Academy ballet company, and I also want to learn how to do flexibility tricks.”

14

Tenney: “I want the Shooting Star’s tour to be spectacular when we set off this May and for it to sell out! I also want to learn to play another instrument – maybe the violin.”

11

Isabel: “Uhh, Tenney, the first one isn’t really a resolution, more of a wish…Anyways, my resolution is to make the AGA junior dance competition team and junior ballet company. I also want to start reading my Bible every day like Jade does.”

5

Maryellen: “What I was SAYING before I was so RUDELY INTERRUPTED, my other resolution is to outdo myself and everyone else this April fools and pull some awesome pranks. Also, this is random but I want a skateboard, and if I get a skateboard then my other other resolution is to be able to ride it to the donut place and back by the end of summer.”

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Logan: “My resolution is, as captain of the AGA basketball team, I will lead them to the championships again this year. Also, like Tenney, I am going to try my best to help make the tour as awesome as possible.”

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Maryellen: “Charlie, that’s a weird resolution. I thought of one more: be even MORE awesome this year, if that’s even possible! My awesomeness is so insanely awesome that I will make an awesome resolution to be even more awesome!”

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Alexandra: “Maryellen, that was the most confusing resolution ever. This year, I want to write a book. I’ve written various short stories and poems, but in 2019 I want to attempt a full-length novel! Also, I’m going to audition for Tenney and Logan’s band this year, and I really want to succeed! I plan to practice guitar, piano, and singing everyday in preparation for my audition.”

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Charlie: “Every year I have some sort of complicated resolution that I forget about a week into the new year. So this year, I’ve decided to do something very simple that I know I can achieve and I will not forget. This year my resolution is to get out of bed each and every morning.”

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Felicity: “I don’t make resolutions. Instead, I make a word for the year. This year, my word of the year is release. Release the old, welcome the new, and don’t hold on to bitter or bad feelings.”

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Felicity: “Thank you all so much for reading this post! Emmie is praying that ya’ll have an awesome year. Happy 2019, everyone!”

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What are your/your dolls’ resolutions? What are you most looking forward to in 2019?

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Flashback. (A Christmas AGSM Movie) | For 200 Followers + 1 Year on YouTube!

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The other day I was at a pizza restaurant, mindlessly staring at the maximum occupancy: 160 sign. Today, I looked back on that moment and realized something absolutely CRAZY: All of my followers wouldn’t fit in that pizza restaurant!

You guys, I CANNOT thank you enough. When I started this blog I had NO IDEA how much it would grow – 200 followers seemed like a distant dream I could never achieve. I remember how happy I was when I got my first follower – you can only imagine how happy I am now!

Of course, blogging isn’t about followers at all. I used to get jealous of other blogs, thinking, I’ve had my blog longer than them but they have a lot more followers than me. I’ve definitely improved on that, and it seemed like when I stopped obsessing over follower counts and paid attention to creating and reading awesome content, my follow count started growing!

The least I can do to thank you guys besides this rambling ‘speech’ is finally post flashback.! I really, really wanted to get this up by Christmas, but due to several complications, I wasn’t able to. I’ve been working on it even harder for the past few days, and I just finished the final product today!

Without further ado… flashback: a christmas agsm movie!

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Destiny Phillips hasn’t been herself ever since her diabetes diagnosis last year. When the anniversary of her sickness rolls around, Christmas isn’t what it used to be. With the help of Present & Future, can Destiny become herself again?

I’m so, so excited you guys can finally see this! I’ve been working on it all December, and I think I’ve filmed & edited for about thirty hours in total. Make sure to tell me what you think (and if you recognized some of Destiny’s backstory from this post)!

Also, one more fun thing: I’ve been on YouTube for 1 year and 1 day! I started it on the last day of 2017. Even though I don’t upload as consistently as I do on the blog, or have very many subscribers, I still love making videos and I’m so grateful to have my channel! Kaylyn’s live videos have also helped me connect with other AGTubers, which is so cool! You can check out the AGW YouTube channel here!

Here’s to an awesome 2019! I have so many great things planned for AGW this year, and I can’t wait for y’all to see them. Here’s to an awesome year!

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Farewell Fall & Welcome Winter!

Hey marshmallows! If you’re wondering why I’m posting the day after the winter solstice (jk you’re probably not), it’s because yesterday was my 2-year blogaversiary! You can check out the post and an AGSM movie trailer here! Anyways, on to the post!

It’s officially winter, which means it’s time for another seasonal wrap-up! First, we’re going to look at some of the pros + cons about this fall.



cons

  • In September I got a bug bite that got infected, which made me anxious and kind of sick
  • The big surprise got canceled because there was only one person that sent in a photo story that didn’t have to be disqualified, which is REALLY disappointing because we worked super hard on it for half a year. 😭😭 BUT, Natalie & I hope to bring FPC back this summer.
  • We had to switch math teachers in the middle of the year, which was a little confusing, but I feel like with the new teacher I understood the lessons a lot better. And we’re going to have to get ANOTHER math teacher when we get back from winter break so that’ll be crazy.
  • I got sick during Thanksgiving break
  • Otherwise, I had an okay fall!

pros

  • MY BIRTHDAY
  • Halloween!
  • I got a new domain and redesigned American Girl World!
  • The first semester of 5th grade was AWESOME
  • Nutcracker!!!
  • I feel like I’ve really improved in ballet this fall, and I did great on the Christmas/winter recital!
  • I got Paris!
  •  Thanksgiving
  • I had an all-As report card
  • Christmas shopping/prep/traditions
  • SCHOOL 👏 GOT 👏 OUT 👏
  • Lots of filming for Flashback. A Christmas AGSM Movie
  • Fall was pretty good!


stats

Since I already shared all-time stats in my last post, I’m just going to be doing stats from this fall!

september

Most popular post: All three posts were tied with exactly 29 views each!

My favorite post: A Day in the Life of Jade Palmer

Likes: 61

Comments: 25

Views: 254

october

Most popular post: Eleven. // More Cheesecake, Shopping, and a New Doll

My favorite post: Eleven. // More Cheesecake, Shopping, and a New Doll

Likes: 77

Comments: 77

Views: 395

november

Most popular post: Z Crew News: Episode 2 | Coverage You Can Count On (Featuring Clara from Clara and Co!)

My favorite post: Isabel’s Bad Hair Day AGSM

Likes: 104

Comments: 89

Views: 570

I think that besides September, I did pretty well stats-wise this fall!



did i complete my goals?

  • NaNoWriMo! (which I may or may not be participating in. I’m still deciding.)

I finished the planning goal of 114 pages during the first 20 days of NaNo, and then on the last day crammed in 3,000 words so I could reach my goal of 3114 words! It was really hard to complete it, and I had to bring down my goal a few times on the last day, but I have most of the first chapter done!

  • I WILL finish the first draft of my novel!

Ummm…not really. Once again, I hit a block in my novel and wasn’t sure how to continue. I just now picked it up again, and I hope to finish it by the end of 2018!

  • THE BIG SURPRISE (for real this time!!)

Yup, but, it didn’t do as well as I thought it would. (See above cons)

  • I will gain core and foot strength from my pre-pointe classes!

Yeah, I think I’ve really improved!

  • LOTS of Nutcracker prep

We just BARELY made it up on the wheelbarrow (a giant stunt where ten of us hook our legs on to each other wheelbarrow style and have to hold it for two whole eight counts. It’s a lot harder than it sounds!) but Nutcracker went pretty well, and I got to be one of the lead polis!

  • My birthday!!!

You can check out my birthday post here!

  • And, just so I can annoy my future self…

Oh boy. 🤦

  • SO MUCH MORE! 😉 😉

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so you’ve been rambling about this fall…what happens in winter?

  • Christmas will be totally awesome!
  • 2019 will be the best year yet!
  • Some really cool post videos and posts I’ve got some ideas for!
  • Posts at least once a week, maybe even twice a week!
  • I will post more on and redesign my faith blog, Standing Firm in My Faith!
  • School will get back and I will do great!
  • I will finish my novel before the end of 2018 and then continue Paris Takes the Shot!
  • I will improve at ballet/contemporary/pre-pointe!

That’s it for the post! Thanks for reading, marshmallows!

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