Howl at the Moon
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New Howl from Mason!
Hey NMG Girls!
I thought it would be fun to talk about how I discovered NMG, because when reading Hansa’s wonderful story about she discovered NMG, I was tempted to write something similar! So, here it is! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the story!
It was the Early Summer of 2015, and I was at the Library!
So far, I hadn’t found any books that were of interest to me, so I walked over to a section with Fantasy Novels. But then, suddenly, I saw a Newsstand with a magazine called “New Moon Girls!” I was so eager to flip through it, because I hadn’t really read a magazine before this experience. As I sat down at the reading table, I was hooked! I was reading countless issues of NMG for two hours (not kidding)! I knew for sure that I wanted to check out some issues, so I could continue endlessly reading them. But, as soon as I walked up to the Checkout-Counter, the Librarian had some really sad news…..
“I’m sorry, Mason, but you can’t check these out.” She said. “They have to stay here. At the library.” I was so sad- because I couldn’t check out NMG! I was at the Library, for another hour, just reading NMG. At this point, I think I was throwing a Mental Tantrum. NMG was so amazing- and I really wanted to check it out!
I didn’t know about the GOC because I think I was 7 or 8 at the time, but if I knew about it then, and how to subscribe to NMG like I am today, I would totally go back to the past to do it!
Two years later, I randomly was in class, thinking about NMG. It was totally out of the blue, and just popped into my head. I was instantly reminded of NMG, and I knew I wanted to get some issues! And not ones I couldn’t check out. Ones I could keep!
So, I got my first NMG Issue, then a 4 Back Issues Pack, then another, then I started to get the more recent issues, and pretty soon enough, I became an official NMG Subscriber and Girls Online Community Member! I know the Online Community had to close, but I hope us NMG Girls can still support and have fun with each other!
~Mason, 13, OR
Bonjour, girls! (That’s hello in French!) Today, I’m going to be a wolf (don’t worry, I won’t attack you!) and howl about a story about how I discovered (I’m talking like I’m an explorer! LOL) NMG. But before I start, I want to tell you that it’s a little long…maybe too much…So, you should read this when you’re cozy and comfortable and in mood for a long story. And I’m so happy you’re actually reading this! It’s a true story, and I hope you feel inspired after it. Well, Let us start, shall we?
It was a hot afternoon and I was sitting besides my grandfather. The ice-cream on my hand was melting quickly, but I took no notice. I kept staring at the computer screen. Noticing my chittering teeth and muttering prayers, my grandfather asked me what was the matter. I told him I had written stories and took part in competitions and all, but no one had accepted my stories, and I was second-doubting myself. I mean, were my stories any good? Anyway, my grandfather smiled and took the computer. He was busy with it for many days. One unbearably hot morning he handed me a computer. It was opened on a word document and had a lot of links. “What-” before I could complete, my grandfather interrupted me. “These are many links of websites you may love. I don’t know anything about computers, you see, so I had to take help of your brother.” He explained. I was so happy. I hugged my grandfather tightly and he gave a wheezy laugh and smiled. I told him that it was so sweet of him and he said that he didn’t do anything, my brother did. (I thanked my brother too).I sat with my dog Silky (Grandfather was sleeping and I thought I would disturb him if I sat with him) and looked at the websites. Silky yawned and lay down near me. I put my hand on his smooth back and looked at the first website. That’s right, It was NMG! I thought I should give it a try and clicked it. I had to learn a bit about it, and when I did, I posted a Ask a girl question. It was about how I couldn’t come up with good ideas and that I wanted to write a perfect story. I checked every day to see if it was there. One day I was very sad because it had been many, many days. I thought I should give it a last check, and opened Ask a girl here. And it was there! I was extremely excited and read all the advice I tried them all and they helped me a lot. I end this this story with a message to all the girls out there: There’s a lot inspiration in the world, but it’s you who has to start the fire in your heart to go on. That’s all for today. Bye, everyone! ~Hansa, 9, India
There’s a fantasy show on Netflix called The Dragon Prince. It’s a really awesome story, with magic, dragons, and elves. And it features lots of racial diversity, LGBTQ+ representation, and strong female characters. Here are a few examples of characters:
– Annika and Neha, queens who died to save their kingdom. Their daughter, Aanya, inherited the throne.
– General Amaya, a leader in the kingdom’s army. She’s deaf and uses the Dragon Prince equivalent of American Sign Language.
– Rayla, an elf and former assassin who sets out to return the egg of the Dragon Queen. Her adopted fathers are Runaan and Ethar.
– Lujanne, a moon-powered illusionist elf and guardian.
– Kazi, a nonbinary character who translates for a queen.
– Claudia, a villain who uses Dark Magic. She and her father try to take the kingdom’s crown.
Watch The Dragon Prince! It’s a great show. -Rowan, 13, IN