Thursday, January 19, 2017

list no. iv

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videos:

music:



links:

quotes:

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference." - Niebuhr

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies
in being superior to your former self." - Hemingway
have a beautiful day xx

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2016

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Favorite things in 2016: 
  • Reading. 
  • You all. 
  • Marvel. (Civil War. Doctor Strange. Bucky. Everyone. Sebastian Stan. The comics. Other fans.)
  • Biking. 
  • Sun.
  • Running.
  • Painting my room. (White. In the summer. With music.)
  • Violin.
  • Family. 
  • Watching movies. (By myself. At night. Cross legged.)
  • Making a movie. (With friends. Flinging myself onto the ground to get good shots.)
  • P.G. Wodehouse. (Read by Jonathan Cecil.)

The only really measurable goal I set myself last year was to read 70 books, which I did, and something more than that too, so yay. Month posts from 2016:

JANUARY | FEBRUARY | MARCH | APRIL | MAY | JUNE JULY AUGUST | SEPTEMBER OCTOBER DECEMBER + NOVEMBER

I've been reading a book called "What the Most Successful People do Before Breakfast" and it talks about having a list of six priority thing to accomplish each day, the first three being things that need to be done that day and the second three small things that work towards a larger goal you want to accomplish by the end of the year. I love that idea. Exercising and reading on a constant basis make a big difference for me, in a good way, so my year end goals for 2017: read 50 books and be able to comfortably run 3 miles. 

I'd like to also set a word count writing goal for myself to reach every day or month but I have yet to figure out how that works. Do you have any websites or apps you'd recommend for that sort of thing? Or just advice in general? 

Less measurable but still important things to work on in 2017:
  • Be more confident when I speak. 
  • Be less selfish.
  • Trust people more that I should.
  • Do things that scare me. 
  • Learn to not be so mean/nasty/grumpy when I'm nervous/anxious/scared.
  • Be brave. 
  • Remember what's important.
  • Be more present in the moment.  
  • Worry less.
Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course Lie all the verities and realities of your existence: The bliss of growth; The glory of action; The splendor of achievement; For yesterday is but a dream, And tomorrow is only a vision; But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, And every tomorrow a vision of hope.- Salutation to the Dawn, by Kalidasa

Thank you all for reading this blog. ♥ Have a happy 2017! xx

Saturday, December 31, 2016

IN DECEMBER + NOVEMBER

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books:
Waves, by Paul Fleisher
Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, by Paul Fleisher
Matter and Energy, by Paul Fleisher
The Great Divorce, by C. S. Lewis - Loved this book.
The British Empire, by Gerald W. Johnson - Great.
Thank You Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse
*Uncle Fred in the Springtime, by P. G. Wodehouse
The Inferno, by Dante

movies/miniseries:

Doctor Strange - Perfect and brilliant. 
*The Vow
Christmas Kiss
Christmas in the Clouds
Parade's End - Ben C. Beautifully made and fascinating character.
Wreckers - Also B.C.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Lovely.
The Night Manager - Tom H.
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows - Fun fun.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Strange and fun and Martin Freeman.
Love, Rosie - Lilly Collins. Sweet.
Planet of the Apes 1 & 2
In Good Company
*The Incredibles - One of the best.
Matilda
*Elf
The Man who Came to Dinner - Strange and very funny, black and white.
Star Wars: Rogue One, (plus eps 1, 4 and 5 ♥)
Who's Minding the Mint? - Jim Hutton. Very funny. 
tv/cartoons:
Upstairs Downstairs
The Last Tycoon (first ep)
Tom and Jerry
Z: the Beginning of Everything (first ep)
Bleak House (some)
The Kettering Incident (some, not really my thing)
*read/watched before

Last year I wrote (with the help of my older sister) a story in which my family and another family (who are awesome) were the characters. In it we were all princesses and knights, squires, kings, and queens, and lived on a tropical island and had adventures and the whole thing was pretty funny. We read it last Christmas and it was a lot fun. So, the last week of September it occurred to me that the thing to do would be to make a movie with that other family and for it to be a secret and to give it to our parents on Christmas. So we talked about it, and I wrote a script (and screenplay, didn't know they were different before) and organized it, and shot it - my cast consisted of an eight year old, ten year old, thirteen year old, fourteen year old, sixteen year old and myself - and then I edited (it was the first video I'd ever edited. Lightworks is awesome) and burned it (with awesome bro's assistance) to a dvd. 22 minutes and 12 seconds. And that was crazy fun and I'm rather proud.


One of my uncles and his family and my grandparents came for Christmas and they are the definition of cool so it was fun. We went to see Star Wars: Rogue One Friday night and my grandfather, younger sister and I wore our Santa hats into the theater and it was great. And my uncle understands about the importance of Star Wars so we were quiet for a while after the movie ended walking to the car and just let it all seep in before talking about it. And Christmas day there were presents in the morning/afternoon and a ton of food and neighbors and peeps came for dinner. And we watched our movie and that was insane.


Have you found any new good books/movies/tv series recently? I hope you all have a happy January and wonderful 2017! *bear hugs* Woot woot! xx

may the force be with you

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

list no. iii

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These songs:

These videos:
This is edited perfectly.
I love hearing great actors talk about acting.
Sebastian Stan

These websites:
http://online.seterra.com/
http://www.gradesaver.com/
http://time.is/
https://www.lwks.com/
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new

These shortcuts:
Ctrl + s = saves current project
Ctrl + p = opens printing option
Ctrl + a = selects all text on page
Ctrl + c = copies everything selected
Ctrl + v = pasts everything on clipboard
Ctrl + b = selects bolden option
Ctrl + i = selects italic option
Ctrl + t = opens new tab in browser
Ctrl + Shift + t = opens the last tab that was closed (you can continue to press this combination to open all tabs that have been closed recently)
Ctrl + w = closes tab
Ctrl + Shift + w = closes all open tabs (whole window)
Ctrl + Tab = moves right to next open tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab = moves left to next open tab
Alt + Tab = shows all windows open (you can continue to press this combination to move through the different open windows)
Ctrl + Shift + n = opens incognito browser
F5 = refreshes current page
F6 = puts cursor in address bar

These quotes:
“Dreams that bear the mark of love are dreams that never die.” - Moving Forward, Colony House

“Heaven is reality itself. All that is fully real is Heavenly. For all that can be shaken will be shaken and only the unshakable remains." - The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis 

xx

Monday, December 26, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Merry Christmas (yesterday, hehe) you lovely people! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. (And yay we have a new Star Wars movie now. Hooray! May the Force be with you. ) xx

Sunday, November 06, 2016

IN OCTOBER

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BOOKS:
*The Four Story Mistake, by Elizabeth Enright
*Then there were Five, by Elizabeth Enright
Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse

MOVIES:
The Hunger Games
*Catch Me if You Can
The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Titanic
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Marvin's Room
The Aviator
*Indiana Jones, 1, 2, 3, 4
TV SERIES:
The Flash (season 2, first few episodes)
Teen Wolf
White Collar
Tom and Jerry
I Dream of Jeanie
Star Trek Beyond
*Agent Carter

*read/watched before

Liked all the books I read this month, especially Siddhartha which I hadn't read before. Watched a lot of Leonardo DiCaprio movies. My favorites are the The Great Gatsby and Catch Me if You can. Romeo + Juliet, Marvin's Room, and Titanic are good too. Do you have a favorite Leonardo DiCaprio movie?

Went to see Doctor Strange today. It was so well done, really good. Perfect. I love it. It's my 1st or 2nd favorite Marvel movie now. Have you seen it?

I hope you all have a happy November! xx

Monday, October 17, 2016

an old man with a box

via (Doctor Who)
Up through an empty house of stars,
Being what heart you are,
Up in the inhuman steeps of space
As on a staircase go in grace,
Carrying the firelight on your face
Beyond the loneliest star.

*

from the introduction to The Balled of the White Horse, by G. K. Chesterton

Monday, October 03, 2016

In September

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Read
*The Once and Future King, by T. H. White (for school) - My favorite
The Echo of Greece, by Edith Hamilton - Great book
The Law, by Frederic Bastiat - Really liked this one
Myths of the Norsemen, by Roger Lancelyn Green (for school) - Enjoyable telling of all the main stories
On Christian Doctrine, by Saint Augustine (for school) - Dense but interesting
*The Saturdays, by Elizabeth Enright - I love this book so much. Elizabeth Enright's books are wonderful (also by her, Gone Away Lake is perfect).

*Read before


Watched
White Collar
Castle
Kings

Did you find any good books/movies/tv series in September? I hope you all have a great October. xx

Monday, September 26, 2016

liebster award

Lovely people! ♥ The awesome Hamlette tagged me for this (muchas gracias mi amiga). So, I'm supposed to answer 11 questions, then make up 11 new questions and tag 11 people, etc. Well, we'll see how that goes. 

The eleven questions (aww eleven makes me think of the Doctor):

1.  Is there a movie that has really yummy-looking food in it that you'd love to eat?
*thinking* *trying to remember* umm...I know there is one...any movie that has a scene in one of those really classy expensive tea shops with tiny cakes and mini sandwiches. Honestly any food makes me hungry. I love food. Food is great. yay food. Seriously it's awesome how good it tastes, you know? It's not like it has to, what if it was just this random stuff we ate purely for sustenance? I mean the simple fact that we can taste stuff is daily awesome sauce. 

Nonetheless, remember:
If you were wondering, yes, that is utterly irrelevant. 

2.  What era do most of your favorite movies take place in?

So, my top favorite movies are Star Wars: A New HopeCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, (besides being perfect, it also has Bucky ♥) Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and The Prince of Persia. Which are all set in either present day or fantasy worlds, so whatever era you want to call that. I also have this thing for the 40s for some reason.  

3.  What two actors/actresses have you always hoped would make a movie together, but didn't/haven't yet?

I don't really have answer to this. I mean there's no combo that I've dreamed of for a long time. Though of course, we're all waiting for Budapest, right? Starring Arrow Guy and Nat. 

4.  If money and time and supplies (and crafting ability) were not considerations, what movie character would you love to cosplay or dress up like for Halloween?

Ooo, something from Star Wars or a Marvel character. Or Captain Jack Sparrow because that would be way fun. Obi Wan, the Winter Soldier or Cap ('n Jack Sparrow I mean, not the red/white/blue one, though that would also rock). No, definitely the Winter Soldier. (But you guys new that, right?)

5.  Have you ever cosplayed or dressed up like a movie or TV character for Halloween?

Some friends and siblings dressed up as Lord of the Rings characters once, I think I was Aragorn. With a beard like marker attempt on my face. And a Man in Black once too. 

6.  What movie would your friends/family be surprised to learn you truly enjoyed?

Hmm. I watch a lot of movies by myself. I think I enjoy them more that way. Otherwise I feel self conscious about people watching me (ha. because people totally want to watch my face and not the movie. not. except that's what I do when I watch movies with peeps. but then that's mostly 'cause I've seen the movie already and I'm checking how they like it). 

But to answer the question. I'm not sure anyone would be surprised exactly. But I like dramas and they're not really the kind of movie I fan over or talk about a lot so peeps wouldn't necessarily know that I like 'em. eg: About a Boy, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Benny and Joon, The Way Way Back, Rickie and the Flash, Mud. 

7.  What's one book you hope no one ever makes into a film?
I don't really care honestly. There are hundreds of books that I love and that's not gonna change. 

8.  Do you know the Wilhelm Scream when you hear it?

Well, now I do. Thanks for that. 
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9.  When a character onscreen has to hold their breath, to you try to hold your breath to match theirs?
Every time. And then I realize I would die. And then I practice holding my breath for the next few minutes and get completely distracted from the movie. The only times I don't is when the movie is really good which means I'm lost in it and not thinking about anything else (which rarely, almost never, happens). 

10.  What upcoming movies (or TV series) are you excited about?

Doctor Strange, the Flash (I'm not sure how excited I actually am about this. I'll probably just watch the first episode and that'll determine it, but, still, I loved the first season) (I wish Jefferson was still in OUAT. I mean, he hasn't been since season 1, but still. Oh well.), Fantastic Beasts, Moana (maybe?), Sing etc.
I love the smell of fandom in the mourning.:
11.  What are some of your favorite movie-oriented blogs?  (Or just blogs that post movie reviews sometimes.)

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http://www.thefangirlinitiative.com/

And now, the eleven (aww) people I tag:
(If anyone would like me to tag/add them up here, just say the word.)
  1. An Accomplished Young Lady
  2. Life as a Young Lady
  3. Little Moon Dragon
  4. Little Panda Crafts
  5. The Horse and His Girl
  6. The Journeys' of my Beating Heart
  7. The Life of Little Me
  8. Three Fangirling Sisters
  9. Traveling Home
  10. a flyleaf
  11. Metias and Me
  12. Princess Faith
  13. think. eat. write. read.
That wasn't eleven, was it?

And I loved Hamlette's Questions, so here you go again:

1.  Is there a movie that has really yummy-looking food in it that you'd love to eat?
2.  What era do most of your favorite movies take place in?
3.  What two actors/actresses have you always hoped would make a movie together, but didn't/haven't yet?
4.  If money and time and supplies (and crafting ability) were not considerations, what movie character would you love to cosplay or dress up like for Halloween?
5.  Have you ever cosplayed or dressed up like a movie or TV character for Halloween?
6.  What movie would your friends/family be surprised to learn you truly enjoyed?
7.  What's one book you hope no one ever makes into a film?
8.  Do you know the Wilhelm Scream when you hear it?
9.  When a character onscreen has to hold their breath, to you try to hold your breath to match theirs?
10.  What upcoming movies (or TV series) are you excited about?
11.  What are some of your favorite movie-oriented blogs?  (Or just blogs that post movie reviews sometimes.)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

this week




reading Myths of the Norsemen, by Roger Lancelyn Green for school
getting up early and reading for a couple hours before anyone else gets up
watching White Collar
when my teacher gave me 11/10
beautiful hot sunny weather
Un Sopriso, by Franz Liszt
beautiful birds on the bird feeder (simultaneously a goldfinch, pileated woodpecker, and hummingbird)
running (while listening to Rise by Katy Perry and Wild Horses by Birdy)

what are your favorite things lately? xx

Friday, September 23, 2016

only played

The Legend of Bagger Vance:
via | Will Smith & Matt Damon, The Legend of Bagger Vance

"What I'm talkin' about is a game. A game that can't be won, only played." 
"You don't understand." 
"I don't need to understand. Ain't a soul on this entire earth ain't got a burden to carry he don't understand, you ain't alone in that. But you been carryin' this one long enough. Time to go on, lay it down." 
"I don't know how." 
"You got a choice. You can stop. Or you can start." 
"Start?" 
"Walkin." 
"Where?" 
"Right back to where you always been, and then stand there. Still, real still. And remember." 
"It's too long ago." 
"Oh no sir, it was just a moment ago. Time for you to come on out the shadows [...] Time for you to choose." 
"I can't." 
"Yes you can, but you ain't alone. I'm right here with ya. I've been here all along. Now play the game. Your game. The one that only you was meant to play. The one that was given to you when you come into this world. You ready? Stike that ball [...] don't hold nothin back, give it everything. Now's the time. Let yourself remember. Remember your swing. That's right [...] settle yourself. Let's go. Now is the time."


(from The Legend of Bagger Vance)

Friday, September 16, 2016

do you remember none of that?

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test all things;
hold fast what
is good

(1 Thess 5:21 | title quote from Thor, Thor to Loki, "We were raised together. We played together, we fought together. Do you remember none of that?")