Year Six. We had been at school for six years, and until that moment I thought...– The Unforgotten Coat, by Frank Cottrell Boyce Everyone needs to read this book. It is effortlessly poetic, full of wonder and mystery and curiosity, and somehow it is almost unknown. Read it. You will not be sorry.
Movie Review: Brave and La Luna
I went to see Brave today! And I liked it, albeit not quite as much as I liked, oh, The Incredibles, or Ratatouille. But Pixar set the bar really really really high with some of their earlier films, and I know that they can’t all be instant favorites. Here there be Spoilers![[MORE]] That said—the short which precedes the film is called La Luna, and it is utterly magical. In seven minutes, it...
No respectable writer dared for centuries to write a straightforward heroic...– Diana Wynne Jones, in “The Heroic Ideal: A Personal Odyssey” I wish I could reblog this whole essay, because it is a wonderful discussion of the heroic trope in literature as well as a superlative explanation of how and why DWJ wrote her book Fire and Hemlock, and she lays out all the...
Of course the Gaang reads Harry Potter.
Kalliopestarmist: i know that we both appreciate how sokka is a watering can
Me: sokka would cry at the end of HP book 5.
Kallie: XD even i didn't cry at the end of book 5
Me: sokka ships Harry/Luna
Me: he likes her whimsy and also she reminds him of Yue
Kallie: totally. katara ships hermione/krum
Kallie: i know because i ship hermione/krum
Me: aang ships ron/hermione and harry/ginny
Me: toph ships ron/dumbldore
Kallie: true stories
Me: I think toph ships everyone with dumbledore. sirius black.
Kallie: azula ships harry/draco
Me: aahahhhahah course.
Me: azula has a love/hate relationship with lucius malfoy.
Kallie: ty lee ships lily/severus
Me: mai likes Bad!Hermione
Kallie: yes, she does. and evil harry?
Me: she likes dystopia fics where everyone loses to voldemort. evil harry. angst.
Kallie: yes yes yes
Me: mind wipe fics where people forget who they're in love with. timeskip fics where everyone is brokenhearted.
Me: zhao likes the dursleys.
Kallie: and iroh?
Me: Iroh likes fics with OCs.
Kallie: oh, uncle
Me: he likes those really long fics with really good OCs in them, the kind of fics that are 50 really excellently-written chapters and they're never finished. He likes the mauraders. I think he ships james and lily
Kallie: i bet iroh doesn't *quite* get fanfic
Kallie: he reads oc fics and leaves reviews that say things like "this is such a lovely story! what a charming young woman!"
Me: he likes the Marauder era stuff because he wants to hear more about james and lily and fighting voldemort. he gets annoyed when the fanfic authors don't understand battle tactics.
Kallie: zuko likes gen fics
Kallie: (ursa, btw, ships sirius/remus really hard and spends a lot of time clearing her browser history)
Me: she has printed out the PDF of The Shoebox Project and took it with her into exile. she cries at the end every time.
Me: also she ships Lucius/Narcissa, and feels really guilty about it.
Me: she likes the ones where they get along. every so often she has to stop reading them bc they make her sad
Kallie: zuko does the same thing
So I just watched Casablanca...
for the first time. And it was good! I mean, people say it’s good, but I like to make my own opinion. I recognized quite a few of the famous lines, which just goes to show how much Casablanca has become a part of our cultural parlance. I was also happy that, even though I knew the end of the story, there were a lot of surprises along the way. The acting was superb, and the background...
So I got Loki'd. For real.
And this is what happened: I went to see The Avengers for the second time. Finally. After weeks of trying to organize a trip to the movies, I said screw it, and ran out for the afternoon. The whole thing was a comedy of errors. The first thing that happened was that I couldn’t find the movie theater. The sad part is that I have done this before, with the exact same theater;...