Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In March

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books:
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - (for school) Really liked this book.
The Persian Cinderella, by Shirley Climo - The illustrations are so pretty.
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne - (for school) Didn't care for it.

film:
*Captain America: The Winter Soldier ♥ ♥
*Days of Future Past ♥
Jupiter Ascending
*The Vow
*Meet the Robinsons ♥
Cinderella (2015)
*Cinderella (1950)
Lilo and Stitch: Stitch Has a Glitch
Once Upon A Time (including some old episodes 'cause sometimes I miss Jefferson) ♥
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland ♥
Madame Secretary
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

*watched before
week posts: one & two


Well, this month went by quick. I hope it was a good one for you all. For me it was full of a lot of thinking and writing and arranging sticky notes on my mirror and wall. And it was full of stress about school and stuff.

Around the middle of this month I finished another journal, I've been going through them quicker and quicker, this one only lasted four months. It's strange how stuff stays the same for a long time and then suddenly changes, or at least it feels that way though it's probably all gradually developing and the big breakthrough isn't that much of a difference; it was like that with this journal. Somewhere in it my journaling changed and I started writing honestly and clearly, and my handwriting got much smaller and tidier.

So I was thinking I would put some goals at the end of this month post of things I want to work on especially next month, or habits I want to work on building; putting them here would give me more motivation. If any of you want to you, put a couple goals or things you want to work on in April in a comment and in the comments of April's post we can give each other virtual fist bumps for doing or just trying whatever it was. And don't worry about them sounding silly, just look at mine: a) floss every night b) drink at least three glasses of water each day. So what do you think?

Have a wonderful April xx

20 comments:

  1. This month went fast for me, too. But it was a good one! That's great that you are such a diligent journal-er...I wish I was!

    Looks like you saw some great movies. And To Kill a Mockingbird - one of my favorite books!

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    1. I'm glad you had a good March! I loved To Kill a Mockingbird.

      xx

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  2. I saw 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
    in a bookstore and was wondering what it was about. I've heard the name a million times before, but I never read it. I like that goal on drinking water, I really need to do that one! You saw Jupiter Ascending? How Was it?

    -Max (Who needs to blog more!)

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    1. Geez, how to explain. It's about Scout Finch, who narrates the story as a grown women, though the story itself takes place when she's about seven, who's father is a defense attorney trying to prove the innocence of a black man in the 1930s; and it's about Scout and her brother as they grow up (mature, not 'get older' - the story only spans about one year). The overarching theme of the book is the idea that there's just one kind of "folks, just...folks", as it comes to be understood by Scout with her child's instinct and simplicity (a major issue in the book is racism and class systems).
      The book's title, "To Kill a Mockingbird", references the idea that it's a sin to kill an innocent; a mockingbird is a song bird who doesn't do any harm, it's innocent, and therefore to kill it would be a sin. A number of different characters in the book are symbols of mockingbirds: Scout and her brother, who are innocent at the beginning of the book - the question there being, can they grow up/mature in a broken world without losing their innocence; and the man Scout's father is defending is also shown as a Mockingbird - he's innocent of the crime he's charged with. So there's something about the book for you. :) I have to write an essay on it so I appreciate the opportunity to talk about it. ;)

      Jupiter Ascending was okay...I didn't like it (except the visuals were pretty cool, as were the flying boots ;)), but some other family members did.

      xx

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    2. Thanks! Really helpful! I think I'll check it out sometime!

      -Max

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    3. Cool, I hope you like it. :)

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  3. I re-watched the 1950 Cinderella after seeing the new one too. :D I hadn't seen it in such a long time, and it was fun to compare the two.

    What did you think of Jupiter Ascending? I'd love to see a review on it!

    I've been keeping a journal kinda on and off over many years, and it's amazing how much it helps with handwriting, and general writing skill! Plus being able to remember things, and write down thoughts you wouldn't share anywhere else... You're making me want to get back into it better than I've been recently!

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    1. Yeah, I hadn't seen it in a very looong while and I barely remembered it. It was cool how the they made the house in the recent movie look like the one in the old movie.

      Thanks! I didn't like it, but it was fun to see (did you know James D'Arcy is in it for about the first seven minutes?) and there were some cool things about it: some of the tech is cool and the visuals are definitely big-screen worthy; but I didn't like the story. I've nothing against it in particular, but when you try to explain it to someone it sounds like a bad joke. The movie overall just didn't seem to tie together well, and there were a number of places when things that weren't meant to be funny were, and vice versa. Various family members of mine did like it though to varying degrees. I think the main reasons I didn't was that it simply didn't click for me, it wasn't my type of humor, and there was a lot of random partial nudity. But there were a few fun moments.

      Yes! Handwriting, writing skill, memory...and I've been noticing that because I make an effort each night to describe details in my journal I notice a lot more details throughout the day (which is good because it makes me feel like Sherlock Holmes ;)).

      xx

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    2. I did know James D'Arcy was in it, but not how much. He and Sean Bean made up basically every reason I have interest to see it, but if he's only the first 7 minutes, that dampens my interest considerably. Thanks for mentioning that, I would have been very disappointed if I had to figure that out by myself! And thanks for sharing your thoughts! I imagine I would agree with your opinion of it, (especially the not liking it, but still having fun seeing it -- that sounds like me) but right now I'm not very interested in finding out for sure. :P

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    3. Yeah, I had no idea he was in it and it was so fun to see him, but then he was gone. :/ haha I tend to enjoy most movies, even if I don't like 'em in the end. :)

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  4. Have you done a review on "To Kill a Mockingbird"? It looks so interesting, but I have no idea if it has "bad stuff" in it or not, considering the fact that it's in the adult section of the book store.

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    1. Yeah, I haven't written a review of To Kill a Mockingbird. There's bad language throughout the book, and an important event towards the end of it is a trial which tries a man convicted with rape, and so that's talked about. I think there're a lot of books out there with "bad stuff" in them, but some of them are good books because of the way they treat the bad stuff. I mean, it's appropriate that there be bad stuff in books sometimes, because there's definitely bad stuff in life sometimes. I think the important thing though is when and how you read it. I'm glad I hadn't read it until now. It's a thinking book, full of important, big ideas and so you'd need to read it ready to pick apart what you're reading so that you understand and get the ideas. Because it's the ideas being conveyed that make the bad stuff appropriate. The bad stuff isn't there for entertainment.

      I hope that makes sense. I kinda started to ramble there, but I hope you get what I mean. I think it's a good book (now one of my favorites), but I'd almost as soon not recommend it as for someone to read it without stopping to think what the point of it is. Sorry if this is sounding weird, it's a little late... :/

      xox

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  5. What a lovely post! I've been wanting to see the new Cinderella so bad ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thank you! Aw, I hope you get to see it soon! <3

      xx

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  6. Captain America... love that guy!

    Oh, yay for Jupiter Ascending. I've heard it's good, "campy" fun. Sometimes that's just the kind of film I "need." :)

    Used to journal ALL THE TIME as a pre-teen/young teen, but I haven't ever gone back to that. Maybe someday.

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    1. Yep. Me too. :)

      haha Yeah, it's 'campy' fun, I personally didn't care for JA, but some of the other people I went with enjoyed it.

      That's cool you used to journal a lot! It's great to be able to go back and read old journals.

      xx

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  7. What a great list! Winter Soldier (!!!!!), The Scarlet Pimpernel (I really liked that book, curious why you didn't?), AND ONCE UPON A TIME. Oh honey. I just recently joined that fandom with no shame :D :D

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    1. It was a good month for books & film! :) I love Winter Soldier so much. Oh, no it's The Scarlet Letter that I didn't care for, I love love love Scarlet Pimpernel, it's one of the few books I've reread (and I love the movie too :)). WELCOME TO THE FANDOM! *throws glitter* Happy times are ahead. ;) So. Who're your favorite characters so far?

      xx

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  8. I watched the 1950s Cinderella recently, too! And Lilo and Stitch: Stitch Has a Glitch was one of my favorite movies when I was about five. xD April sure went by fast!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Lilo and Stitch are so cute. And of course Elvis songs are always stuck in my head for days after watching any of their movies. ;)

      xx

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