Wednesday, June 21, 2017

this summer / to do

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- Summer begins June 21 today!!! and ends September 22 -

+ get a job got two
+ go camping
+ use adobe premiere pro and/or davinci
+ get new computer for video editing
+ make a vlog
+ make a short
+ celebrate 4th of July with friends
+ see Spider-Man: Homecoming in theaters
+ keep up with Goodreads 2017 reading challenge
+ watch movies from watchlist
+ work up to running one mile
+ finish Tomorrow’s Filmmakers class
+ write first draft of 2nd AU story
+ go to the shore
+ make a pie
+ make peanut butter pie
+ go tubing
+ use eBay shop

What are your summer plans? ♥

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

to wake up in the morning, and choose

via | Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies
I think it's brave to try to be happy. You've gotten so comfortable being unhappy. Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up in the morning and choose to be happy... (Aunt Vivian in episode 7 season 1 Pushing Daisies)

Monday, June 12, 2017

kiss her or keep her

via | Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies
Everything we do is a choice. Oatmeal or cereal, highway or side streets, kiss her or keep her. We make choices, and we live with consequences. If someone gets hurt along the way, we ask for forgiveness, it's the best anyone can do. (Ned in episode 3, season 1 of Pushing Daisies) 

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

summer playlist | 2017

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- Summer begins June 21 and ends September 22 -

1: Adam Levine is my happy music. 
2: This summer's theme song is Something Just Like This.
3: I want to know what your summer songs are.

I've been reading books of old
the legends and the myths...
and clearly I don't see myself upon that list
but she said, "where'd you wanna go?
how much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
with some superhuman gifts...
just something I can turn to
somebody I can kiss...
I want something just like this"

if I showed you my flaws 
if I couldn't be strong
tell me honestly, would you still love me the same?...
tell me, tell me, do you need me?
tell me, tell me, do you love me?

got you stuck on my body
on my body like a tattoo

I'm at a payphone trying to call home
all of my change I spent on you

this is the golden age of something good
and right and real

I can't ever be brave
'cause you make my heart race...
so get out, get out, get out of my head
and fall into my arms instead

and now you're saying you're leaving California...
pack your things and go,
but if you run away
I won't be alright...
even if the sun crashes into us
I won't let go, I won't let go

maybe it's the way that she walked
straight into my heart and stole it

so baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
that I know you can't afford...
we ain't ever getting older
we ain't ever getting older

we were lying on your couch, I remember
you took a Polaroid of us
then discovered
the rest of the world was black and white
and we were in screaming color

and now your song is on repeat
and I'm dancin' to your heartbeat...
so if you want the truth
I just wanna be part of your symphony

who are we? just a speck of dust within the galaxy?...
don't you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow
yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer
turn the page maybe we'll find a brand new ending
where we're dancing in our tears 

'cause everyone wants someone
that's one cliche that's true
except you I want no one
unless that someone's you
it looks like you
feels like you
smiles like you
I want someone just like you

just a young gun with a quick fuse
I was uptight, wanna let loose...
thunder, feel the thunder

no better you than the you that you are
no better life than the life that we live



Monday, June 05, 2017

we are not afraid

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"Breathe...now, as we were trained. As we were trained. Concentrate 
on the detail. Good. We are not afraid." - Anthropoid

Sunday, June 04, 2017

IN MAY

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books:
Here I Stand, by Bainton

movies:
Broken
Red Eye
Watching the Detectives
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Anthropoid
Sunburn (1999)
Bowfinger
Dr. Strangelove
Beauty and the Beast (2017) - Loved it.
POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Enjoyed it - not like the others, but okay.
Jurassic Park - Good movie.
Moonrise Kingdom - Watched for Wes Anderson's camera work.
Once Upon a Time in the West - Amazing. The music really makes it. (x and x)
Scarface (1986)

tv series:
*Merlin
The Office - Okay, not really my thing.

*watched before

Hope you all have a fun June. xx

Saturday, May 13, 2017

than you show

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have more than you show,
speak less than you know

(King Lear, No Fear Shakespeare)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

favorite youtube channels

The title really says it all. These are my favorite channels, thought you all might enjoy them too. I chose some videos as examples of their content. I'd love to hear who favorite youtubers are. 


xx

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

bookish tag

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Thanks to S.F. for tagging me! ♥ Rules: 1/ You must be honest 2/ You must answer all the questions 3/ You must tag at least 4 people

  1.  Which Book Has Been On Your Shelf The Longest? The Art of Memory by Francis A. Yates has been on my shelf for about 4 years. I'm a third of the way through it.
  2.  What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next? Currently I'm reading the first book of The Faerie Queen by Spencer for school, the last book I read was Here I Stand by Bainton, also for school, and the next book I'll read will probably be Clipper Ship by Maybury, also for school. Sense a pattern?
  3.  What book did everyone like but you hated? I tend to read books that not many people I know have read, so...oh I didn't much care for Stepping Heavenward by Prentiss.
  4.  What book do you keep telling yourself you'll read but you probably won't? I try not to lie to myself. 
  5.  What books are you saving for retirement? Do or do not, there is no retirement. Wait that's wrong. 
  6.  Last page: Read it first or wait until the end? Read it first if you're never gonna read the book anyway, this will clinch your determination not to read it, also your lack of respect will silence the people who keep bugging you to read it. Just kidding that's not very nice. But really don't waste your reading time on less than great books.
  7.  Acknowledgments: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside? If I don't like a book I don't finish it and I've rarely started books I don't like. I'm very picky. 
  8.  Which book character would you switch places with? Real life is kinda rad so...but in terms of switching with a fictional character I'd want to switch places with someone from a movie or series, not so much a book. 
  9.  Do you have a book that reminds of you something specific in your life? (Place, time, person) Lots. First that comes to mind is Sherlock Holmes, I have this thick dark green hardcover book with gold embossing that I read summer of 2013. That summer was kinda crazy and that book was my own world. Coming inside from a hot outdoors and sitting in cold air conditioning reading Sherlock. Also Henry Reed's Baby Sitting Service, which I read a long time ago so many times back to back. Read it in the hammock, read it in the bathroom, read it on the floor, read it in my bed, read it in the car, you get the idea. Always in the summer though. 
  10.  Name an interesting book that you acquired in an interesting way. Erm...that Sherlock book was my grandfather's. I just kind of adopted it. 
  11.  Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person? I gave my sister's piano book of music from the Lord of The Rings trilogy to a friend of mine. I'm so generous. 
  12.  Which book has been with you most places? The Art of Memory has remained on my shelf through three house moves. 
  13.  Any required reading in High School that wasn't so bad two years later? I was never made to read anything bad. Lucky me. 
  14.  Used or brand new? It's not the outside that matters, it's all about the heart. Old or new, worn out, musty, crisp and fresh, it's what's inside that counts. 
  15.  Have you ever read a Dan Brown book? Nope. 
  16.  Have you ever seen a movie you liked more then the book? Nope. Movies and books are too different in my mind. 
  17.  Have you ever read a book that made you hungry (cook books included)? So many. None come to mind specifically at the moment though. But you know the ones that go on and on about steamy goodness and crust on the outside but soft and moist within and jelly seeping out and hot buttered toast and fresh bright colored fruit, perfectly ripe and the juice just trickles down your chin and....
  18.  Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take? I don't always take anyone's advice. I feel like I'm taking these questions too literally. Ooh a pun. 
  19.  Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving? I don't have a reading comfort zone? I just read stuff. 
I tag: Kenzie at think. eat. write. read, Amy at Little Moon Dragon, Amy at A Magical World of Words, Vanessa at Simply Me, and Emily at Mixed Margins.  

xx

Monday, May 08, 2017

In April

via | Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders
books:
The Prince, by Machiavelli - Interesting
Her Royal Spyness, by Janet Quin-Harkin (audio book) - Fun

movies:
Pretty in Pink
Hook
Archipelago
Beetlejuice
A Streetcar Named Desire
Poldark (seasons 1 and 2) - Liked the first season
Peaky Blinders (season 1-3) ♥ - Stunningly beautiful, brilliant use of music, great actors, good writing.

I hope you all are having a good May. xx

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2013 - 2017

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Today is the fourth anniversary of this blog! Woot woot!
Thank you all for your support and friendship ~ love you guys! ♥

Sunday, April 02, 2017

In March

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Read:
The Four Loves, by C. S. Lewis (audio book read by Lewis)
The Abolition of Man, by C. S. Lewis
The Charisma Myth, by Olivia Fox Cabane - Seemed longer than it needed to be, but full of useful information. 

Watched: 
Avatar 
*Secret Life of Pets - Cute. 
Kong: Skull Island - Saw this twice and loved it both times. Colorful, beautiful, fantastic actors, great music, action packed and adventuresome. Definitely worth seeing in theater on the big screen. 
Batman Returns (1992) - Michelle Pfeiffer's performance was the best thing about it for me. 
Chicago - Fast paced musical that never slows down. Watched for Renee Zellweger and John C. Reilly. 
series:
Legion
That Girl
I Dream of Jeanie (1 episode)
*Return to Cranford - I love this so much. I love Judi Dench and Tom Hiddleston. 

Did you find any new favorite books or movies in March? Have a lovely April. xx

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

letters live

Hey guys! I just found Letters Live on youtube. I've just seen three videos so far, but I loved them so I'm sharing them with you. Letters Live is an event where artists read letters aloud to audiences to "celebrate letter writing and the art of correspondence". I love how strongly the personality of the writers shows in their letters.

This letter is so sweet and I love how TH can't help laughing.

It's really cool to watch Andrew Scott reading this letter and then Benedict reading the same below and see the similarities and differences. I love the way AS interprets the letter.

I love how Benedict gives so much character to each word even when he's reading super fast. It's brilliant. 

xx

Monday, March 20, 2017

drift away

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Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
And rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You've helped me along
Making me strong

(Drift Away, by Dobie Gray)

Because I love Merlin. xx