While watching The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug again, there was a few lines in particular that stood out. Or rather, when Smaug finished saying them, I turned to my sister on the couch and said, "Hey! That's what Moffat does!"
Yeah. I guess it is his job to write characters off of the show...but they could just go on holiday and never come back! They don't have to die! Lol. So here we go.
Okay, can I take a minute to appreciate how scary-looking Smaug looks right here?
PERFECT SCREENSHOT, ANNE!
I KNOW RIGHT? I NAILED IT.
And then Bilbo's face right before it. That pretty much sums up all of the people who watch BBC shows. Hahaha.
So here's the thing. I gave up going to the Library for Lent. That means no new library material every weekend. I haven't put anything on hold, and I didn't send my sister in with a list of books and my card. I don't even go on the trips. I stay at home. There was this one time that I went so I could go to Walmart, and I did have to go into the library to drop things in the return box. This was only because everyone else was too chicken to go inside. (I guess they had fines on their cards and were afraid that the librarians would go super-ninja on em and take their lives.) So zipped up my hood and stared only at the floor as I returned the books. But that was pretty early on.
Since then, I have been holding up to it. I gave it up because it was what I most enjoyed. But now thinking back about it, I should have given up Pinterest. Lol. Maybe next year.
This time has given me a chance to read the books that I bought last summer that have been sitting on my shelf for a year.
One of those books was "Stealing the Preacher" by Karen Witemeyer. I have written about her before and put her work up with high praise. My sister read this book before me (I know, I am ashamed--but I was busy!) and she kept harping me to read it. I finally sat down on Sunday and began.
This particular story follows Crockett Archer, rancher turned Preacher as he travels in the hopes of gaining a Preaching position in a neighboring town. Things don't go exactly as planned, and he runs into Joanna Robbins. Joanna has been looking for a parson to start up the church that has for so long been quiet. She wants this so that she can save her Daddy's soul.
(Silas Robbins was pretty against preachers because of some sad, horrible back-story that I won't include.)
In the end, it all works out perfectly--though there are SO many challenges. Some of them almost made me cry. It was really good.
We have seen Crockett Archer in "Short-Straw Bride," so it was easy to enjoy him once again. He's no Travis, haha, but a great character. Margaret claimed that he winked--to anyone and everyone, practically--about 45 times all together. So as I read it, it was more almost 20 times than 45 times.
Lovely book, if you are into Historical Fiction, I highly recommend it.
There isn't much in terms of fandom with these kinds of books. Unless you count the middle-aged Amish women that read them. I can understand reading the regular novels, but what gets me is that they also read the Beverly Lewis stuff. (I never cared much for the "Amish novels" as my brother calls them. I prefer the cowboys.) I don't understand, because, don't they live that kind of life? Why would they need to read about it? Though, now thinking about it, I am sure there is more drama in it.
Eh, who am I to judge.
SOOOOOO...anyway!! I finished it today, so I started the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Thus far, it's a book about this guy named Nick who went to visit some rich friends of his who he really didn't know at all.
Daisy is crazy.
Miss Baker is equally strange.
We have yet to see Gatsby.
So far, it's pretty good.
Wow. That's a load of text up there.
I may be back, though we are nearing Easter so there is much to be done. David Tennant's birthday is on Good Friday this year, so I don't know if I will post something about that...on that particular day. It's really quiet around here on that day....
Okay, so you all know Heather Dixon, right? I mentioned her some posts ago. She writes this awesomely funny blog and draws and writes and all sorts of things. Well, she is having a coloring contest. I sent in my picture after I colored it in, and SHE. WROTE. ME. BACK.
I have seen this movie maybe three times now, and I bought the soundtrack too. It's such a great movie!! It's funny and the music and actors are SPLENDID! And Olaf is funny, so, so, funny.
So, I don't know why I am so obsessed with this show. It's just so well written. But now, I have learned, that is seems that we will have to wait like, two years before there are any new episodes!! I have two more to watch, but I may just stretch them out over that amount of time. WOW. I don't know, I really have come to enjoy Benedict Cumberbatch, and I don't know why. He's just so cool!
3. Word Searches
I honestly have always loved word searches. Like, those HUGE books you buy and then do and then forget about them when you were a child, and then, 5 years later you find one? And then it's like, "YEAH!" Word Searches!!! I am almost done with the one I have and last night I found a Chicken Soup for the Soul word search in a pile of stuff on my shelf. So, I am super excited about that.
4. Anime Music
I am watching this anime called Clannad, and I have to say, it is one of the cutest, saddest, most heart-breaking animes I have ever watched. I have about 6 more episodes before it's over and I'll post more after that. But the music on that is so great. My brother actually found the tutorial to Nagisa's theme, which also happens to be the Dango theme. I am going to learn that on the piano one day.
But I have come to enjoy the music on all sorts of anime. Even on video games and stuff. For example, if you are watching a Shonen anime, like Naruto or Bleach or Rurouni Kenshin, the music is pretty action-y and a little harder than most.
If you are watching a Shojo anime, like Clannad, or Fruits Basket, or something girly like that, the music is gonna be very pretty and girly.
We finally got new internet so I can be on Pinterest more now. I have almost four thousand pins. I have to really find something else to do.
And that's about it. I am into Historical Fiction and I am currently reading a book that is a lot like Downton Abbey.
I really need to find some new books and manga. I am only on book 6 of FullMetal Alchemist and I really should get back into that. 'Cept at the time, I was also reading Fruits Basket. My cousin reads manga like crazy, so I am trying to keep up.
Good Morning everyone. It is a very DRIPPY cold day here in Northern America. Haha. That makes me sound like I am in Canada. Though Canada isn't in America...That would be cool, to be in Canada. I wonder what their pastries are like...
But today, I am SUPER excited because Captain America: The Winter Soldier is out in theaters! Though, I don't know if I am as excited as my sister. I think that we won't be seeing it till later because the theaters are usually PACKED on premier nights. So, if you go to a later showing a couple days later, it's a bit cheaper and no one is there.
For example, when my brother and I went to see Catching Fire in February, there were only 17 other people there with us. It was nice. When I went to see The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (which is on DVD Tuesday!!!) there was this guy sitting *this* close to me and he took my arm rest and he laughed like a girl. And I was all, "Yeah. Whatever." Though it was pretty funny, well, not funny, but when Kili got shot, and then jumped into a barrel, when the arrow broke off, the guy next to me gasped just as loud as I did.
Also, today is Robert Downey Jr.'s birthday. It's also Hugo Weaving's birthday too! Also on the birthday list is James Roday (who is Shawn Spencer on Psych, if you didn't know. That's a funny show. Omgosh, Shawn is so funny.) Then David Cross, who I'm only gonna include because he did Crane in Kung Fu Panda. So, Happy Birthday guys!!
I have to get my laundry done, and I may make another plush, so I will be around.