Saturday, May 31, 2014

"A Test of Loyalty" cover reveal!

I need to post more than once a week.

I realize this and shall attempt to be better about it.


Today is the cover reveal for Jack's new book!

*happy dance*

More happy dances!

Alright enough of that madness.

Look at this awesome cover!!


A Test of Loyalty
Upon learning he is one of the sons of the now dead king, Prince Lachlan is forced to leave the only home he has ever known. Fleeing for his life, his step-brothers a step behind, Lachlan finds safety and friendship with a young seamstress named Magda, a hermit, an Elf, and two Dwarf brothers. Determined to keep the young prince alive, Magda and the others seek out help in the surrounding Nations.

Everywhere they go, the fugitives are constantly turned away. They are followed by Lachlan's half- brothers who are determined to kill him so that one of them might take their father's crown and become the next king. With every place Lachlan is taken, his brothers close in and when the finally catch up Lachlan is forced to face the question that has been haunting him since he left home.

Lachlan was saved in the hopes he would become a better king then his father and his brothers. But the last thing he wants is to sit on the throne. If he refuses the crown, will there be anyone willing to fight to keep him alive?

I need to get my hands on the first one, so I can read it because... *eyes Jack accusingly* I haven't read it yet.

The Jack of Awesomness
About Jack:

Jack Lewis Baillot has the ability to wear a red shirt because she is convinced she is Scottish and therefore immune to expendable dying. 
It also helps that she has a last name.
Jack claims the title of Author, which makes her feel like a Time Lord when she capitalizes it. She has a sonic pen which deepens her Time Lord claims. She enjoys a good Science Fiction story though spends most of her time writing Fantasy and Steampunk, or a mixture of both.
She believes cliff hangers are terrible and feels the need to apologize over and over when one of her books ends on one.
When Jack isn't writing, which doesn't happen often, she goes on long hikes through the ice lands she calls home. She believes she will one day meet the Abominable Snowman and share a cup of hot chocolate with him.
You can learn more about Jack's other published work and upcoming books at her website,

Seriously now, she is quite a delightful author and you are missing out if you haven't read her books.

And now I must go.

We are going to a Renaissance Faire and I'm excited.

Cheers to you all!

The Frenchiest Fry

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Picture Saturday || Again

When I get obsessed with something, I draw for it.

That's just the way I roll.

So we have fanart for the Ascendance Trilogy.

1.) Le coin roll from the first book....which started out super well, and then ended up looking like this.

I like it...... but it's just enough off to make my skin crawl.


2.) Le picture that applauds Jaron and Tobias's epic friendship.

I liked how the original sketch turned out, so I'm posting both the before and after shots.

3.) Le quote from the last book that made me go "Oooo-ho-hoh, Jaron."

 4.) And then we have the random collage thing that I'm still working on. I was listening to Dance by Mario Frangoulis, and was just like, "Gotta draw something."

Let's dance, like there's nobody watching,
sing, as if no one is listening to
what you're hearing. 
Love like you've never been hurt before.
Forget where our feet will land  
And just 

Click for full size!!

Boom! Done.

I am a ninja.

And now I have disappeared.

Yours truly:
The Fried Frenchy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I apologize for this post.

Le Five Random Facts:

1.) I finally watched Star Wars! Well the first two. (or the middle two. The first two of the originals. Can I just say that's it's silly to start a series in the MIDDLE of a series!?)

Anyway, I loved them! I think they're fun, and corny, and so.... then. *happy sigh*

Bella and I sat there giggling, because my dad kept going on about how it was a huge step in digital effects, and how amazing it was, and we were just like, "Oh my gosh, these effects are so adorable."

I will say that Yoda was not what I was expecting. I mean, talk backwards, I knew he did, but annoying, I found him. A psychiatric hospital, he might need.

OOH OOH, but there were parts where I fangirled absurdly, because I knew they'd be in the movies, but it was weird to actually hear them:


So those parts happened, and I kept punching Bella and going, "THEY SAID THE THING."

So yes. I quite enjoyed them. Now I need to finish the series....

3.) I decided to do this challenge. For me. In my journal. Just because.

4.) I've been drawing fanart for the The False Prince and attempting illustrations for Jack's next book. I informed Jack that I tried over and over to do one of the illustrations and ended up crying and eating chocolate because it wouldn't turn out.

5.) So I watched the season 9 finale of Supernatural........

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope! 

Seriously! Not even a little okay! Not at all! Not even sort of! Quite honestly, possibly the worst finale yet, and that's saying a lot.

I have being around all day like this:

This show is miserable, stay away from it!

6.) The Etsy shop thing is almost up. I'm just having a hard time.... getting the stuff to sell. The Fates are against me. Soooooooooooon.

7.) I started watching Merlin! (we're up to season four.) They are quite delightful and addictive. I love shows that make me cry.

 Definitely recommend it.

And that is my meager, horrible, tide-you-over post.

I will do a proper one soon.

Cheers and tears to you all!

The Frenchiest Fry

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Picture Saturday || Mostly gushing.

So this week, I was not drawing much.

I either draw non-stop, or I don't draw at all, and there is no in between.


Le Completed Dragon. (Which turned out with me going, "Hmm. I can do better, we go again?")

Okay, there's this series that Le Jack made me read. 

And it turned out to be the reason why I didn't draw this week. I sat there going, "ASDLKFJASDFK. *dead*"

I haven't been so emotionally involved in a book since the Attolia series. (Eugenides, anyone??)  

OHMYGOSH, YOU GUYS! Read the books. Reeeeaaad the books. I might see if I can do an official review about the series, because honestly, they are amazing. I plan to own them. (My birthday is in July, if anyone loves me.) 

So much loooove. 

So I immersed myself in the series this week, and read them in like four days. And then I finished the last book yesterday, and was like:

Cue le fanart. 

I really recommend those books. *nods* 

Anyway, someone just turned on Real Steel, and since my life revolves around boxing movies....

I'm just gonna...


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's Wednesday.


I don't like Wednesdays.

They make me cranky.

Anyway, I was tagged by Jack! (hurray.) According to her blog, I have no choice, BUT to do this tag.

*smiles through clenched teeth.*

Actually, I enjoy tags, I'm just giving Jack a hard time, because we're friends. And that's what friends DO.

Pretty sure this is yet another Liebster Award. Tell eleven facts, answer eleven questions, make up eleven more questions, nominate eleven bloggers. (That last one never happens though.)

I dare someone to make up a tag that does not involve making up random facts.


Eleven Random Facts about ME.

1.) Tuesdays make me want to go around singing Heeeeat of the moment.

2.) It's already Wednesday and I haven't drawn anything.

3.) I think my laugh sounds like I'm choking on my esophagus.

4.) My shoe size is six and a half. (American. I think I'm like a four in the UK.)

5.) I found out that polyester doesn't bleach. This saddened me.

6.) I compulsively wear this bracelet:

7.) I have comfort jewelry, which I wear when I need to be brave. (Like getting a job, or taking my driver's test.)

Like this necklace:

The above bracelet. And this ring:

8.) No matter what I do, one of my ears is perpetually red.

9.) I have a major potato chip weakness. I will eat the whole bag. By myself. In one sitting.

10.) The smokey eye make-up makes me look like it's been about five years since I last had sleep.

11.) Sometimes I go to youtube and binge on how-to-fight videos. (Who does that!? I'm weird.)

(aren't you proud of me? I did all eleven facts without cheating by doing something like, "I only have eight facts left." or "I'm rubbish at this.")


1. How do you feel about main character deaths?
    I'm not keen on them. I think the main character is the keypoint of a story and should not die. Period.

2. What does TADA! mean to you? 

(I stole Bella's gif because I couldn't find it. Tadaaa.)

3. If I walked up to you and yelled, or whispered, HAIL HYDRA! What would you do?

4. If I gave you a pet duck would you take him for a walk in the park?
    Eeeeeeeeh. Animals and I are not besties. Maybe...?

5. What was the last book you read that had you either crying, laughing, ready to fall out of your seat, forget how to breathe, or all of the above?
    The Runaway King. *Eyeballs Jack.* READ THAT BOOK, GUYS. JUST DO IT. ACTUALLY READ The False Prince first. :)

6. You would come to a sleep over? We could make a tent out of blankets and sleep on couch cushions thrown on the floor.

7. What was the last song you listened to one repeat over and over?

    Prolly Because of You by Kelly Clarkson. I related. Still do. Before that Carry on My Wayward Son.

8. What was the last movie you saw that...gave you the same emotions I asked about with the book?

9. Do you think raindeers are better than people?
    I don't care for either.

10. How do you feel about the giant rats of Somalia?
      I feel like that's a Princess Bride reference. It's not though. Is it?

11. When you were a kid did you used to play Cowboys and Indians? (Germans. I mean Cowboys and Germans.) (PLEASE tell me someone got that reference.)
      I don't understand that reference. But yeah, I played Cowboys and Indians with Amy a lot. Back when cap guns weren't considered offensive and you could show at people without random strangers telling you not to play with  guns.

And now for the questions by ME.

1.) When was the last time you felt like: MIND BLOWN?
2.) What is your view on the general public.
3.) Have you watched Olan Rogers?
4.) Do you collect sporks?
5.) Do you collect something?
6.) Are you getting tired of Frozen's hype?
7.) Les Mis or Phantom of the Opera
8.) Does Walmart give you a headache?
9.) Can you find a gif that expresses the word "booyah"?
10.) Favorite candle smell?
11.) Can you complete this quote? "These are not the _________."

My nominees.

1.) Rachel! (lets get her back into the blogging world. We miss her.)
2.) Claire! (she's new to the blogging world. Give her a happy welcome.)
3.) Miss Melody! (Haiiiiiiii gurl.)

Have fun.

G'night, peoples!

The Frenchiest Fry

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Picture Saturday: For the Win.

"Let's get down to business!" Treskie sings to herself, "And work on....: The blog!"

And that is as far as her paraphrasing is going, because she needs to be brief, be blunt, and begone. (Down to a game night at the neighbors..... to socialize. )

Actually, I quite love the people we're going to socialize with. I just wish
it could be.... earlier. YA KNOW?
Also, I borrowed ^^^^ those movies from my friends, and I am going to
watch them soon, and remedy my uncultured swine-i-ness.

Soooo. This week, I was much better about drawing.

This week, I was an awesome big sister too. *dances* I am not tooting my own horn. I am stating facts. SO THERE. I'm just awesome, that's all there is to it.

Le Picture Number One. 

We have Howl and Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle. (A book, I totally recommend, by the way.) I love them together. =)

Le Picture Number Two.

The little guy doing monkey bars, because who doesn't like monkey bars? (And also because I've been hanging out at parks a lot lately.)

Le Picture Number Three.

The one that encompasses my entire view of mornings.

Le Picture Number Four.

The fairy. 'Nuff said.

Le Picture Number Five.

The dragon sketch I did today at the park. I need to flesh it out and shade it, so this is just the outline.

I will admit, since starting Merlin, every time I think dragon, I feel
the urge to say, "Aaaah DRAGOOON." like Merlin does.
And that concludes the art show for today.

Do join me again next week. 


The Frenchiest Fry

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Picture Saturday || So random.

I cannot start this post.

That's my motto. If you can't do something, be honest about it.

And I cannot write this post.

I've restarted it several times... and mostly, I'm just like, "Bleeaarrg!FANDOMS!Iamhyperrrr."

This is how I've looked this evening.

So, when I have finally given up on doing a normal post, things tend to flow better.

I'm at my sister's house, we're having a sleepover, and it's really quite delightfully insane. We're both super hyper and giggly. (Except we don't giggle, we chortle, or guffaw... You know, "HAWhawHAW!" instead of "Teeheehee!")

So this post is going to be fast, because we have manicures to do, and pins to share, and telly to watch.

This week was also kind of a bomb with drawing. When I'm stressed, I can't draw. My drawings end up looking like Derpina.


So it was only after I took my driving test that I felt up to drawing.

This one is the Gypsy Elf, which... there really needs to be a story about. Jack, make it happen!!

And then, we have the random, Girl-staring-into-the-middle-distance: I like her hair.

And now, I don't know how to end this.

This post is really rubbish. I'm sorry!!

I'm going to end this with a gif of Sebastian Stan playing a piano.

You're welcome. 

That is all.

Love you guys! Bring it in for a cyber hug....

The Frenchiest Fry