The Article About Nothing Because I Need To Make A Deadline

The Article About Nothing Because I Need To Make A Deadline

The long-awaited article where I explain what Odyssey actually is.

To be entirely honest, I have no idea what this article is going to be about, but I think we'll find out what it is on the way.

First of all, I would like to thank you all for this journey that you are going to be taking with me, because for the first time ever, we are both equally unaware as to what is happening next.

Usually, I spend at least five minutes trying to plan out what I will be writing for you guys and then think about what I can use for media and tags and if it will be a very good one or if I'm phoning it in.

Sometimes, I plan articles weeks in advance, so you should feel very good about yourselves because I often put a lot of effort in to make sure at least someone will enjoy what I write. But unfortunately, you caught me on a bad week. I have finals starting in a week, I've had a total of three nervous breakdowns over the last two days, and I left this for the last minute, and I have nothing interesting going on to tell you about. However, I am still putting a lot of thought in this.

I care about you all, 18 people that read my articles on a regular basis. (Hi Dad!)

Now that we've gotten this far, and I've been writing for Odyssey for about seven months, I've realized that many people don't know a lot about what it is that I'm doing. So, I think that it would be beneficial to everyone if I took this chance to explain it to you. That seems like something I should write about, isn't it?

(Give me a break, my brain is completely FRIED)

Odyssey is an online publication source that is mainly used by college students around the country. You can probably find an article about anything on Odyssey if you look hard enough, and eighteen thousand articles about Finals week as explain by Gifs from either The Office or New Girl. I write one article for it every week, and sometimes I'll write two a week so I don't have to write something for the week after.

I am part of the Odyssey community at the University Of Maine, where I am currently a freshman who has no idea what she wants to do with her life, as you can see from previous articles. It's been pretty fun, if I say so myself, and I have enjoyed writing for it.

I was planning on leaving it at the end of the school year, but I am seriously thinking about continuing to write for it for a while longer because It's kind of nice to write about something that isn't school work.

If you've liked my articles, or want to give me some validation, like them and share them. Also, check out my personal blog: Kate Went Exploring because I write there too.

Thank you for reading this article, and I should be back to some regularly scheduled fluff pieces next week!

Cover Image Credit: Mikayla Mallek via Unsplash

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

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2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

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Unveiled: Book Two of The Dark Secrets Trilogy

An excerpt from Unveiled by Katherine F. Messina


I was brought out of my fitful sleep by Talya thrashing beside me. She nearly knocked me from the bed when she sat straight up, her beautiful sea-foam green eyes wide with fear. Her head jerked back and forth, and she took in her surroundings, relaxing once she recognized where she was. Her eyes landed on me as she launched herself into my arms, her shoulders racked with sobs. Her nightmares had gotten worse over the past few months, her minds way of trying to combine the memories of her former life with those of the eighteen-year-old girl she'd believed she was. I pulled her close to me, gently running my fingers through her hair. The fiery locks were like silk against my skin. We were past words. She simply needed my presence to ground her.

We had set up our headquarters in the kingdom of one of our ally's. Our kingdom was overrun by enemies. We'd been working for two months trying to rally our supporters. Talya was doing wonderfully. She was as strong and as fearless as I remembered.

"Archer?" she asked, her voice cracked, caused by her tears.

"Yes, my love?"

"Just making sure you're still there. Sometimes it's hard to tell."

"I'm here. I'll always be here. Every time you wake up."

Our eyes met, I pressed my lips gently against her forehead. Her skin was slightly damp from sweat. Talya pulled away slightly; then her lips were on mine with a sudden urgency. A loud knock startled us apart.

"Talya?" her human friend's voice filtered through the door.

I sighed as she untangled herself from me.

"I should go see what he wants," she looked at me wistfully. I eyed her shapely form as she sashayed to the door. When she opened it, the human came barreling through. He was like a miniature whirlwind spouting incoherent words every which way. Talya put both hands on his shoulders to calm him. I sat up; something was clearly wrong.

"I think we're being invaded!" Steven squeaked.

Talya's shoulders dropped as she looked at me, "Here we go again."

Steven huddled himself in a corner as Talya, and I dressed quickly. We gathered as many supplies as possible within the short amount of time we had. I motioned for Talya and Steven to gather around me, and they rushed forward. Heavy footsteps sounded outside of our door. Tension filled the air; I held my breath. I pressed my fingers to my lips, signaling for them to remain silent. Several faerie knights burst into our room. Talya jumped into action, drawing her sword and going for the closest enemy. Watching her fight was like poetry in motion. I drew my own blade, the weight familiar in my hand. A knight rushed towards me, sword drawn. I parried his blade effortlessly. We met each other blow for blow, a deadly dance of steel. He was skilled, but just like any other foe I'd faced, he soon showed his weakness. A moment of distraction gave me the opening I needed. I thrusted my blade into his gut. I moved on to the next knight. Talya and I made quick work of the enemy, keeping the mortal behind us. When the last faerie laid dead upon the ground, we gathered together once more. I clasped each of their wrists. A familiar swirling sensation surrounded us as my magic moved us to another realm.

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