Monday, November 23, 2015

Fanfiction: The Flying Princess

Hi, everyone. I thought I'd share some of my sketches of my
Toy Story Fanfiction stories. My first one was entitled
The Flying Princess, time setting is right after Toy Story
and before Toy Story2. The princess is a character I
came up with, a small princess doll named Mitsy.
Andy's mom comes home from Goodwill where she
bought a new doll for Molly who is still a baby of course.
The doll sneaks into Andy's room, exploring her new surroundings
and climbs up to the night stand beside the bed where she can
see all his toys doing their own things.

Woody and Slinky are currently playing a game of Checkers, and the
springy dog just jumped two of Woody's pieces. During a scuffle, near
the bed, the nightstand is bumped and the princess is sent flying through
the air.
She crashes into the game, sending the pieces in all directions and slides
across the floor. She looks up to find herself surrounded by Andy's toys.
Totally embarrassed, she scurries away from the group and hides behind Andy's
toy box, where Slinky finds her and warmly greets her, slowly melting away
Mitsy's nervousness.
Woody and Buzz tell the other toys to go about their business while they try to
welcome their nervous, shy newcomer. she gradually starts warming up to them and
they give her a tour of their favorite domain.
Mitsy is friendly and cheerful, but she keeps making odd hand gestures as she talks,
which puzzles the other toys. She tells them later that it's American Sign Language.
Mitsy applaudes as Buzz does an impressive move on the race car track, out doing Woody.
Being a dog lover, Princess Mitsy likes Buster...
"'Oh, how sweet!' Mitsy gushed.
'Sweet?' Potato Head interjected. 'He's a menace.'
'He's adorable!' Mitsy exclaimed.
'Whoa now! Hey,' Woody said, 'We don't call a sheriff's right hand dog
sweet and adorable!'
'Well, I do.'"
Not all my fanfics are centered on Princess Mitsy, at least I try not to
make them that way. I have some others to share. The next picture is
from my second story, Mitsy's Story, which explains where she came
from, how she learned Sign Language, her former life, and how
she ended up at Goodwill.
Just so you know, her story does have sad parts, but if you read about it,
I think you'll agree that Jessie the cowgirl's is still sadder!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Toy Story Quotes-Some of Our Personal Favorites

Yes, it's true! This coming Sunday marks 20 years since
Toy Story was released! Wow. Hard to believe. I think I
was 5 when we saw it the first time at a birthday party.
The first time I saw it, I immediately liked Slinky...
because he's a dog. But then I liked how loyal he was.
And a little after that, and ever since Woody has been
my number 1 favorite!
I was so excited when I was 8 and Toy Story2 came out! For years,
Annah and I always liked to watch it the day before leaving for
Dayspring Bible Camp or any kind of vacation we've had.

Many of us can quote the movie easy, but who has the ones that
have become their catcha phrase or it seems like just the right moment
to say something from the movie, because the line seems like it applies,
mostly to add humor to the situation? Here are some of our family
favorite ones.

Woody: Be happy!

From the first time she saw the movie, this has been Mom's all time favorite
line! She likes it every time. Slinky wants to play Checkers but Woody
says that he needs a job done first, and Slinky gets glum. Then Woody says
in a humorously firm voice: "Be happy!" Then Slinky throws back his head
laughing and trots away to perform his duty.
Woody: "It's not a laser. It's a little light bulb that blinks."

Mom likes this one too, and it is funny. Woody is already getting impatient and
flustered with the new, cool Space Ranger toy who thinks he's a real Space Ranger.
Plus, the other toys aren't just fascinated with the newcomer, but they seem to be
encouraging him in his blissful ignorance. Woody stands alone as he tries over and
over and over again to convince Buzz of the truth.

Buzz:"I just want you to know that although you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote on my planet."

I like this one. Logical Buzz, still oblivious that he is really a toy, stays calm
and says this to Woody after the cowboy tried to sabotage him. Buzz is so nonchalant
here, and at first Woody thinks he's in the clear...until Buzz goes on to say as
he gets nose to nose with Woody, "But we're not on my planet. Are we?"
"No," Woody says shakily. Then...WHAM!!!

I honestly think this is everybody's favorite line in the whole movie! LOL!
Okay, Woody, I don't think you're making much headway: just look at the
confusion and bewilderment in Buzz's face! After the two are accidentally
left behind at the gas station-due to a physically heated difference of opinion-,
Buzz reprimands Woody for interfering with his role as a member of Star
Command to defend the galaxy. Woody, all his frustration, impatience,
raw nerves, wits' end, end of the line, all his built up emotions-which
have been piling up more and more for who knows how long-burst out-
no, blurt out-in this line that he has been trying and trying and trying to
get through to Buzz since Andy's birthday party! And it still doesn't
sink in! Buzz's response is too funny. The level headed, straight to
the point, fearless Space Ranger simply states, "You are a sad, strange
little man. And you have my pity." LOL! These guys are too much.
Shark: "Look, I'm Woody. Howdy, howdy, howdy."

Woody: "Aha, aha...give me that!"


Another one of Mom's favorites. If you were a toy who lived in Andy's room,
one lesson you'll learn or should learn quickly: do not take Woody's hat without

Buzz: "Don't you get it? You see the hat?"

"I am Mrs. Nesbit!!"
Okay, as previously mentioned, I think the "You are a toy" is everyone's
favorite Woody line in the movie. But none of the other lines from Buzz
top this one! Through an unplanned stumbling block, Buzz has learned
the sad truth that he is not the only Buzz Lightyear that exists because he
is indeed, after all...a toy. So when the girl next door accidentally finds
him and dresses him up during playtime, poor awakened but depressed
Buzz goes loopy and forces himself to enjoy what the child has made him
out to be. Woody is flabbergasted to find the Space Ranger in such a state,
unaware that Buzz has come face to face with the truth, but still tries to
bring him back to his senses. Just look at his face in the second picture.
Woody rolls his eyes, probably thinking, Okay? What happened now? I
don't know what kind of new state of delusion he's lasped into, but this is
crazier than before! Wait...I don't have time for this..."Snap out of it,
"Buzz, would you get up here and give me a hand?"

"Ha, ha, ha. That's very funny, Buzz."
"This is serious!!"
It is so hilarious when because right now he cares less what happens to himself,
hearing the cowboy's request, Buzz tosses his broken arm at Woody. A little dry
but very serious humor!

Woody: "Wait a minute. I just lit a rocket."

"Rockets explode!!"


At last, the friendship is sealed, and it will persevere for generations!
"And as the years go by,
Our friendship will never die. You're gonna see it's our destiny,
You've got a friend in me, Yeah you've got a friend in me;
You've got a friend in me."
-Randy Newman

Food for Thought

Some of these wise sayings have encouraged me
and I wanted to share them with you.
I like this song and have known it since I was a kid.

For those of you who need encouragement and those who are enduring painful trials right now.


Me Again!

Okay, I've been uploading some photos to post
and thinking about what I was going to say. I can't believe it's
November already and am looking forward to the upcoming
holiday seasons!

I saw this at TJ Maxx. I agree.

That is so me. I do so enjoy reading.
My thoughts exactly! Something I've been trying to point out for the passed few years.

I found this and couldn't help smiling.
The above picture is a reflection of what I've been doing a lot of this year,
reading (and or writing, or watching things), especially into late hours of the
night. I used to rise very early in the morning and would read and read.
Now I stay up and read, or should I say most of the time lately typing out
my stories for Fanfiction, editing them, removing or adding content, and
trying to come up with ideas.
Just yesterday, we received an enormous, amazing answer to some
specific prayers! I won't share right now what that is, but to see how
God orchestrated it and worked things out is just...absolutely amazing!
Just a collage I made of the beloved sheriff and his lovely shepherdess. Who on here has heard what Toy Story4 is going to be about? I have!
Dad and I recently went to the shooting range. First time I've shot a gun since I was fifteen.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Okay, one thing that I have been so into this summer
is writing. I have been writing down stories on the
Fanfiction website where you can put down your own
versions of books, movies, games or whatever. As long as
I put a note in my fanfic that I do not own the production
I'm writing about. On this website you can put down how
you wish a movie or book could've ended, what you think
it must have felt like for the characters or even add your own
I have been writing in the Toy Story
community, that is my number 1# favorite Disney series.
I like how the characters, though flawed, are like family to
each other and no matter what, always end up sticking
together through the cheers and insults, joy and tears,
fears and dreams, arguments and comfort. They stick
together, through thick and thin!
I have enjoyed some other writers' stories on there, but
I have to be honest, some I don't even read because the title
and summary give away the dirty content. Sometimes just
seeing what some people focus on, I'm thinking, "Ugh. Please.
Did you have to put that in there?"
That's one reason I'm on there. I want to keep my stories clean
and readable (any goodness is because of Jesus living in me).
You're welcome to read them. Just type in Toy Story Fanfiction
and look for ones written by Mustard Lady. grin. Yep, that's my pen name!
If you do read my stories, please let me know your thoughts!

I hope you enjoy! Rebecca


Okay, people. I've been thinking about this little corner of the
Kellum world on the internet everyday, trying and trying
to think of what to share or post, and feeling just blank.

I've been busy taking pictures of our foster child, but sadly am not
allowed to share them with you or details about it. Well,
foster care has kept us busy!!

I'm sorry, but I only have a few pictures to share with you right now.

Okay, some of the interests that are mentioned in our blogger profile
are more of my personality since I'm the one who keeps this blog up.

4th of July cookies
Cake for Grandma's 80th birthday

Until a month or two ago, Annah and I have never watched the
Perry Mason show. We like it. It's not as exciting as others with
action-packed crime-solving, but it's always interesting to see how he as
a defense attorney who acts like a detective is able to prove his
client's innocence. Dillah Street is kind and sweet. Lt. Tragg? Ugh.
Okay, he's a homicide detective and that's not an easy job,
however, he bugs me. The way he always seems to be chasing after
Perry and Paul Drake instead of being as thorough as them to solve a case.
What I don't understand is that smug grin he always wears when he
believes he's on the scent. He acts like it's a competition. He
should focus on what happened instead trying to boost his ego.

I've noticed that Disney is starting to focus more on what true love is
as portrayed in their movies, Tangled and Frozen. Maybe even they
are tired of the stereotypical storylines that are out there.
In Tangled, we learn that Flynn Rider is partial to brunettes, but
that doesn't stop him from loving Rapunzel as they get to know
each other. So many of the other princess movies focus on
"true love's kiss" or you just know that the prince and princess
are going to love each other. When Flynn is dying by the moment
from a stab wound to the torso, he prevents Rapunzel from healing
him by cutting off her magical hair, because he loves her and doesn't
want her to live in bondage anymore with Gothel who has selfishly used
the girl's hair for herself all this time. This movie shows that looks are not
what counted or drew Flynn and Rapunzel together. She was willing to
sacrifice herself for him by living with Gothel the rest of her life, if only
the woman would let her help Flynn, the man she loves. Flynn would
rather die and than see the woman he loves live as a prisoner and
doesn't care what she looks like with short or long hair: as long as
she is safe and they have each other, that is what matters to him!

I noticed in Frozen, that when one of Kristoff's family mentioned
"true love's kiss" to save Anna who was beginning to freeze to death,
the Grand Poppy didn't contradict them. All he said was that,
"Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart." But he doesn't
even explain to Kristoff and Anna what that truly means: he lets
them learn it for themselves, even in the situation they're facing!
I think this was to leave the audience thinking they know the
solution to Anna's hope, and be totally taken by surprise later.
Notice that throughout the movie, various acts of care are
administered to Anna, yet she is still getting weaker and colder.
The first time I watched Frozen with Annah, and we were at the
scene where Elsa thinks Anna is dead and doesn't see Prince
Hans coming behind her to murder her and Anna, almost frozen to
death sees Kristoff far away, Annah told me to pay close
attention. Anna sees her sister, Elsa in danger then looks
back to Kristoff who could warm her up in a hug. Remembering
Olaf's words:
"Love is putting someone else's needs before yours", with her last
ounce of strength, she turns away from Kristoff and runs in the
opposite direction, and with a raised hand, throws herself in front
of her sister, right in the line of Hans' sword!! When I saw that
scene for the first time, I was NOT expecting that! I was astounded!

Anyway, enough ramblings for right now. Good night. Rebecca

Thursday, September 24, 2015


"There are many who say,'Who will show us any good?"
(Psalm 4:6)

Okay, this is a post that has been on my mind throughout this year,
and I've put it off and put it off. Everyday, I tell myself, "I
need to do a blog post. I'm going to do it tonight!" But as you
can see, I kept putting things off and putting things off. Okay,
this post is not meant to condemn anyone, but it has been
nagging at me so much and I just feel that I have to share it!
If you don't like it, you don't have to read it!!

First point: did you read the verse at the beginning? Does it
sound familiar? How many of you readers have felt
exactly like that because of all the bad things out
there in the world? How many times does that sentence
flow through your heads?

I have two Main Points that I'm trying to emphasize on
with this post. Number 1: you can find hypocrites in ANY
walk of life!!! Christian, non-Christian, doctors, police officers,
lawyers, politicians, teachers, dog trainers, it doesn't matter.
They're in the world, and you can find them any occupation!
BUT that doesn't mean that everyone in that walk is one!
If you've been deceived, lied to, or hurt by someone you trusted
-especially someone who claimed to uphold high standards and you
expected them to practice what they preach-, I'm so sorry that
happened. That's terrible and it certainly stinks.
And when you've been let down, it is very difficult to trust again
and give someone in that line of work another chance, especially
if it's happened more than once! I know hypocrites exist (including
in the Church body, which is shameful), and there is absolutely
nothing wrong with holding people up to high standards, especially
those in authority, or who have incredible responsibilities and are
supposed to uphold them!

But like I said, that doesn't mean that every person in that line
of work is not what they say they are. Not every Christian
is a Pharisee, not every doctor is a money grabber-some
out there do care and truly just want to help you-, not
every lawyer is out there just for the money, AND not every
police officer is a bad cop either, not every politician is a liar
and a crook. Point Two: just because
there is darkness in the world, and you've been bitten by it,
DON'T let that cloud your view of everything and everyone
out there by labeling them as no good!! If you keep telling
yourself, "There's no one and nothing good or full of light
out there," -I know it's a protection thing, keeping yourself
in a shell to avoid disappointment again-you'll only feel
more and more miserable and that life is just a drudge!
Yes, you'll keep yourself from getting hurt, but you won't
be able to enjoy anything either! Also, people who don't
want to enjoy anything, don't want others too either, and
they'll say what they can to get people to feel and think the
way they do.

I know that in this world, it seems impossible to find anything
decent, clean, or pleasant to think about, but that doesn't mean it is!
I say, keep looking the good: it's got to be out there somewhere!!!
This blog post is intended for non-Christians AND Christians!

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are
noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure,
whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report,
if there is anything praiseworthy- meditate on these things."
(Philippians 4:8)
That's one reason Annah and I like the old Disney classics, and
the old family shows: they promote those things-well, most of them do.
That's why we like Sue Thomas FBEye so much! Now, there is
a show that is worth watching!
Hey, as long as God has a remnant in the world, there's got to
be some good in it! Keep looking and hoping. If you can't
see any, ask God to show you, to bring some across your path.

Sorry if I'm sounding preachy, but this message has been on my
heart for a long time and I've really been wanting to share it.
Who cares if Dory in Finding Nemo was an airhead? I think
she's a ray of sunshine in an unpleasant situation. And, she
gave some good advice: "When life gets you down, you know
what you gotta do? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming,
just keep swimming..." Swimming for fish, going for us!
But she's right! You may be bogged down, you may have to stop
and rest halfway, BUT you've got to keep going! Sometimes, it
feels impossible and you're at the end of your rope, but giving
up will only make you more miserable.
Let's use Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story as an example. Mr.
Negative, through and through, always pointing out the dark side
of things. He never was my favorite toy, though I actually like him
more now than I used to! How many times though in the midst
of a situation did he just throw his hands up in resignation and
say something like,"That's it. We ain't ever getting out of here!
We're done for." Yeah, I know it looks bad, but you've got to
find a way. Just think what would've happened to the toy gang
if everyone had been like him and just quit halfway, especially
when things got bad: they never would've gotten anywhere or
accomplished anything!!
"Jessie never gives up, Jessie finds a way!!" For those who are Toy
Story fans, you know where that line came from. But we can learn
from this. Giving up will keep you stuck where you are.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not onto your own
understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will
direct your paths."(Proverbs 3:5,6)
Yes. In Facing the Giants, Coach Taylor and his small team were
in the last minutes of the football game and were at their last play.
The Giants' defense was too strong for a run. They had to do something!
There had to be a way! The only answer was to kick it. And, the coach
was depending on a player who was limited to short range kicks, but it was
the only shot they had! David was full of doubt, but Coach Taylor told
him to rely on God's strength and just do it! David did, and the team won
the State Championship!! Yes, you've got to keep going, trust the Lord,
and find a way.

"There's a war within our land, a battle for the right, the lies of
the Enemy are crowding out the light..."
Yes, but why don't we try to do our best to be that light?
Sometimes, it's up to us to make the first move. Be the light,
shine the light. Don't consume your mind with all the bad news
out there.
"Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, 'But Lord, what about this man?'

Jesus said to him, 'If I will that he remain 'til I come, what is that to you?
You follow Me.'" (John 21:23) Paraphrase: Peter, you don't worry about
him, You make sure that you follow Me! Jesus didn't mean that Peter
shouldn't care about John, He meant that Peter was responsible for
himself and his own choices.
"...And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly,
to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8)

For what I was saying about goodness, here is one of my favorite quotes:
"Great principles don't get lost once they come to light. They're right here;
you just have to see them again!" -Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

"Do not fret because of evildoers,
nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. 
For they shall soon be cut down like
grass, and wither as the green herb.
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell
in the land, and feed on His faithfulness."
Psalm 37:1-3