Monday, February 19, 2018

~Lovely Blog Party: Couples for Couples Tag~


Well, since I have seen a lot of this tag around I thought I could do it myself, because it looks like fun. Cordy from Any Merry Little Thought made it, and I'll be making it today.


Ivanhoe and Rebecca: Name a couple that should have been together.



I don't think Ivanhoe and Rebecca should have ended up together(that is, from what I can remember from the movie we saw a very long time ago, I didn't think they should've ended up together), by the way. But to the answer. I agree with Olivia that Rory and Jess should have ended up together, she's absolutely right about that one, but I will choose a different answer than hers. 
I'll go totally off base and say Kate and William from A Knights Tale. I didn't like Jocelyn and I thought Kate should have ended up with William. I was surprised she didn't. I though she was better for William than Jocelyn.


Jo and Laurie: Name a couple that should have stayed friends...or did stay friends...

Fisher Bloom and Laura Timmins. I still think that Laura should have chosen him instead of Daniel Parish, because I didn't like last said so very much. But since she didn't, they should have stayed friends.


Jane and Mr Rochester: Name a couple that looked like the chances of a happily ever after were next to none!


Uhm...I'm trying to do couples that no one did yet, so this is quite hard. Maybe Lorelai&Luke from Gilmore Girls? Because they certainly had a rough path to their happily ever after. There was Max and there was Rachel, there was Christopher and Nicole, and Alex and Jason and then Christopher again and then there was this problem called ''Anna Nardini'' and her daughter April(who I liked, by the way, but she was a problem for L&L's relationship) and then again Christopher. And then in ''A Year in the Life'' there was this problem with Richards death and them hiding from eachother again. So yeah, they really had a lot of problems and it was only at the very last that they had their happily ever after.





Jane and Mr Bingley: Name a couple that is just sooo happy!

Alec and Janet King. They are so sweet to eachother and very happy together, with their children and the farm and their family and...just everything!


Kit and Ella: Name your favourite fairytale couple

I know a lot of people already chose this fairytale couple, and I also know I said I'd try to do couples that no one else does, but this says: ''favourite''. So, I choose my real favourite fairytale couple. Eugene and Rapunzel from Tangled. I love those two so much!



Molly Gibson and Roger Hamley: Name a couple where the woman is basically ignored by the suitor until the end of the story (frustration at its finest!! :P :P)

This was literally the only picture that I could find of Agnes on Pinterest. Anyway, it was pretty hard to choose one that is not Molly and not Amy, and not Fanny. Until I remembered Agnes, from David Copperfield BBC. She was ignored by the suitor(David Copperfield) until the end. And indeed, frustration at its finest ;)


Sarah and Jacob Witting: Name a couple that found love later in life


Oh man. Miss Matty and Thomas Holbrook are taken, and also Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson. I think...
Lady Mae and Harry Selfridge.



Don Lockwood and Kathy Seldon: Name a couple from a musical

Uhm...musicals, musicals...Newsies is chosen, and so are The Sound of Music and Singin' in the Rain is above mentioned, so, I guess Truly Scrumptious and Caractus Potts then, from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I can't think of anyone else but them, don't know a lot of musicals.


Anne and Gilbert: Name a couple that didn't start out on the right foot


Margaret Hale and John Thornton. No one chose that one, right?




Faramir and Eowyn: Name a couple with the sweetest love story


As Hasan and Marguerite are already chosen, and Robin and Marian also, I will say
Alf and Minnie. They are so sweet and I love those two together! Oh wait, did someone else already pick them? You know what, let me do one answer different and choose them anyway. If they're not chosen, then I answered this question like I did with every answer :)


That was the end! I am not sure if you can tag anyone, so I won't. You can just do it if you want to, like I did. Consider yourself tagged by me, if you want to. (And I really mean that, you know :D)

And at last, a gif of Robin and Marian, because they just have to be in here.


 








 




Friday, February 9, 2018

~Robin Hoods ''minor'' characters~


You know which Robin Hood I'm talking about, right?


If you don't know: it's the BBC series, of course. There have been some characters in RH BBC that only appeared in a few episodes or only one. I haven't had a Robin Hood BBC post in quite a long time, so why not one of less shown characters? Any objections? Going once...going twice..okay, sold!


Nr 1: Carter

 
...I wanted him to stay in the show, I liked him. He saved every member of the outlaws even though he was going against his king, did everything Robin Hood said him to do without hesitating whether or not it was too dangerous. And the sheriff killed him and we didn't even see a proper funeral. Just a grave with his shield on it. Okay, let's face it; the death of Marian was sad enough, I didn't need another reason for crying, but I would've liked him to have a decent funeral where we can see the gang actually say goodbye to him, however sad that would have been. I wish he hadn't died.

Nr 2: Legrand
I also liked Legrand a lot. He protected the gang and the queen, but he himself died for it. His laugh...it makes you laugh, it's a really deep laugh and....well, you can't help but laugh or at least smile when you hear that laugh(if you watched the show, you probably know what I'm talking about). I didn't want him to die either, but hey, that's what BBC likes to do most, right? Take an example to...there are a lot of examples, but to name just one, or actually three: Allan, Robin, Marian. Need I say more? Or wait, I'll be evil and show you:

                                                                              
Okay, maybe I shouldn't have done that, because I am the one tearing up here. My own fault. *trying to laugh it away, but miserably failing*


Nr 3: Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine



 She's the mother of king Richard and prince John. And yeah, I didn't like her. Actually, I found it a bit weird. You know, Little John carrying her, and ''big bear''. Although I laughed at the end of the episode when the gang teased Little John with that nickname, because they were all happy and careless for a moment. But I didn't like the queen. I...I don't know, I found her a bit exaggerating(if that makes any sense). I just didn't like her.


Nr 4: Meg



Ignore Isabella on the right for a moment
Meg was not afraid to say what she thought and to speak against someone. She was brave, smart and she brought out the good side in Guy. I really liked her, but of course, she died too. Isabella had to ruin it again, like she ALWAYS does! *angry growl*


Nr 5: Eve

Eve was a character I also liked, but she only appeared in one episode and never again, even though Much said he would come back for her. They plain old simple forgot she was ever on the show. I wouldn't have mind if she showed up more. They could have put her in instead of Kate. But she disappeared...


Nr 6: Count Friedrich
The count was funny, I liked him. Some more episodes with him in it would be nice. He had me laughing, so...and Guy was irritated by him. Even better. Marian is not meant to be with you, Guy of Gisborne, why won't you understand that?


Nr 7 and 8:

Alice, Little Johns wive and his son(also Little John). Her I did not like, to say it in Little Johns words. I liked little Little John, but I didn't really like Alice. Frankly, I found her a bit annoying. She acted like Little John did something terrible. He didn't know he had a son, did he? Don't blame him for it, will you? I was actually glad she left, though I didn't like that little Little John left, because I liked him. But he deserved to start a new and safe life. And at least he now knew that his father was alive, and a member of Robin Hoods gang(something to be proud of, and he was).


Nr 9: Roy


I wouldn't say he was my favourite character or one of the favourites, but I was sad when he died. Don't mistake me, I liked Roy, I did. He was very brave; he sacrificed himself for his mother and the gang. If he stayed in the show, I wouldn't mind, as long as Djaq could stay also.


Nr 10: Devina

 

And her I didn't like, of course. She was the only one who the sheriff cared for, but she died. And then the sheriff wanted to get Robin, dead or alive. While it wasn't even really his fault that she died, it was her own. She moved and the snake bit. I was happy she wasn't on the show anymore.


That was all. I have the feeling that I just forgot someone, but anyway...that was the end. It was nice to talk about Robin Hood BBC again, it was far too long ago!

So long, farewell, aufwiedersehen, goodbye!












Friday, January 26, 2018

~Well, there we are again~

Okay, so...uhm...I have not held completely to the rules when it comes to sharing a few of my story ideas. My snippets were more short stories, or rather long ''short stories'' :)
Anyhow, that's not the right way to do it, but I am very undecisive about when to begin and when to stop and to be honest; a few of those so-called ''snippets'' were just pieces from a beginning story. Today, I'm gonna change that *proudly raises head*. Today, I'm really gonna do snippets, and with that I mean that my snippets will be réál snippets, and no long-never-ending-short-stories. (Of course they're not never-ending, that's just a matter of speaking to be more dramatic) (Uh-hum, get to the point already, girl) Yeah, yeah, alright, don't worry, I'll start.

#1


Okay, so this picture is not very relatable to the snippet, just a bit related.
'Emma?' I didn't bother looking up, I already knew who it was. Chip. According to the creaking of the bed, he sat down next to me. 'Are you ok?'
'I'm alright.' I whispered, unable to speak louder, my voice would betray how I really felt.
'It will be fine, Edison,' Chip said with soft voice. I didn't move, a conversation was not what I wanted now. 'I'm not saying that everything will be perfect after this, that éverything is gonna be fine. I can't keep a promise like that. But it will work.' He was silent for a while. 'I get that you don't want to talk right now, Edison, and that's okay. But if you need someone to talk to, then...then I'm here for you. Whenever you're ready.' He squeezed my hand and raised from the bed. A second later the door opened and closed again.


2#
Jimmy looked at his sneakers and wiped a leaf from the sidewalk with his foot.
'I'm sorry for the way I behaved, Eric,' He said, clearing his throat. 'I was rude and ungrateful and dumb. I'm sorry.'
'It's okay,' I turned his cap around teasingly, the way I always greated him when we were younger. 'I'm just glad you are back on track again.'
'Yeah...' He laughed briefly. 'Thanks for not giving me up.'
'That's where you have friends for,' I put my arm around his shoulder. 'Hey, you think we can go a little further? I heard Sally's had a new menu.'
'Let's go and cheer the place up a bit, shall we?'


3#


The pick-up bounced up and down. I grabbed the edge of the trunk. My hair, which I had tied in a bun for this once, waved, now loose, from under my headscarf. The sun shone hot from its high place in the sky on the dried out landscape. The truck drove fast over the road, sand whirled up behind its tires and left a trail of dust. The wooden house came into view, greeting us and promising us the welcome coolness of the shadow that was given by the scarce trees around it. I could hardly wait to get home, where pie and cold water was awaiting us, together with Veronica; our cook who has been taking care of me and my dad since we were young. She was like a hundred years, she raised dad from the moment he was born to when he was old enough to take care of himself and had been living with the family Dale since we could remember. With this drought and dads reduced income we couldn't afford her, but she insisted on staying.
'I have been in this house my entire life and I'm not about to leave it.' She would say with her trembling, but resolute, voice if we dared bringing up the subject. I was glad she stayed. With no friends, I could use some company when dad left for business. Which happened a lot lately, and the meetings didn't really turn out for the good.



4#

'Should we be here?' I couldn't help that my voice sounded anxious. Jess turned and looked at me, smiling she spread her hands.
'Why not?' She said. 'There is no soul who would notice that we were here. Don't be such a wimp. You have to take challenges in life, you have to dare things.'
'Just because you were dared to come here, doesn't mean I have to.'
'I told you you would withdraw, but you wanted to come with me.' Jess stepped closer to the old barn and tapped the wall with her hand.
'I couldn't let you go alone.' I shivered. This whole environment gave me the chills. Bare trees, everywhere dry leaves on the ground that crackled if you stepped on them, gray sky. The hayloft door fell to the ground, the rest was slowly sagging with an eerie cracking sound. This place was called bewitched for a reason. Suddenly the barndoors swung open and an old woman, skinny as a thin branch that would fall with one gust of wind, came out. Her face was pale, and the bones in her body stood out sharply, which made her look like a ghost. She shook her hand, holding a pitchfork, and screamed unintelligible words to us. Jess and I screamed even louder than she did and ran away, our feet hit the ground in the same rythm as our heartbeats. We ran far far away from that haunted house as soon as possible.
'Never...' I bent forward and leaned on my knees, still panting, and looked at Jess who was leaning forward a bit with her hands in her side, trying to catch her breath. '...ever, ever, take on a dare like that again. Next time, just choose ''truth'', not ''dare''.'


5#


My hand followed the lines of the stone wall as I walked up the stairs. Vines hung over the wooden fence at my left hand. At the top of the stairs, I looked out over the city. The blue roofs were countless, the sea was sparkling in the light of the warm sun. Greece was really pretty.
'Rya, put off that sweater. It is far too hot for sweaters.' Moms voice reached my ears, and a few seconds later she came into my sight together with dad, who was carrying Marty. Even though Marty was already five, he still had to be carried if we went somewhere.
'Yes, mom.' However, I didn't do it. In a while.
'Well, you're still wearing it.' She remarked.
'I'll put it off later.' I stroke a lock of my hear behind my ears. I actually had to pin it up in a bun or something, it was hot in my neck and on my back. Nora and Nick ran up the stairs, giggling, and Nora tagged me.
'I won!' She shouted, her face all red, as always when she was warm.
'That's not fair!' Nick answered irritated. He was red too, but not as red as Nora. Nobody was as red as Nora. Although Nicks hair was wet from the sweat already. 'You pushed me.'
'No, I didn't.' Lloyd and Raquel now came up the stairs, followed by Rebeccah. 'Becky, hurry up!' Nora jumped up and down. 'You're far too slow. As slow as a turtle.' She glanced at mom and quickly added: 'That was a joke.' Rebeccah tried to stay in the shadow, wisely, and had her vest tied around her waist with the sleeves.
'Traveling dreamers we are,' Lloyd said, with an eye on the sea. 'Traveling with our camper around the world.'


6#

She laughed. 'There's no way out of this. Not anymore. You're done playing heroic and sacrificing gentleman.'
'Playing?' I raised my hands in the air and glanced over my shoulder. Where was Giulio with his promised ''army''? He said he wouldn't let me down again. Was he going to betray me like he did before? Leave me alone?
'You thought I'd believe your little show?' She snorted, with a tone of contempt. 'I can see right through your lies, mister.'
'Just...put down the sword, okay?' I looked at the sword pointed at me, which was held firm and not even a little trembling, and behind my back again.
'Jev!' Giulio came running towards me, with several armed men with him. 'Are you okay? What did she say? Where did she go?'
'She's...' I stopped when I saw the place where she was standing a minute ago before Giulio stormed in. Empty. 'She was right here.'
'Gone again!' Giulio stabbed his sword in the sand between the tiles, an angry look in his eyes. 'How does she do that? Disappear every time?'
'I don't know.' I stared down the hall. Nothing.
'That woman is extremely dangerous. We have to find her.'
'Good luck.' I said, watching them run away. Actually, the one who was in danger, was me. She knew me and my past. My mask was about to be ripped off my face, in figure of speaking, and even though the reason why I decided to help the people of Erenia had changed from selfless and for my one good only to really helping, they wouldn't trust me anymore when they knew about who I was. I had to find her. Immediately, and without people around me.



7#

'Look at the time,' The distorted voice on the phone said. I pulled out the watch and did what he said. Five to twelve. 'You have five minutes left. The time is ticking by and you can't do anything about it.' A click. The voice hung up. My heart was beating loud, together with every second that slowly was going away from my time. I dropped the watch and ran away as fast as I could. I had five minutes, nothing more. I could never make it in that time, but I certainly would try. Trying was the least I could do.


8#

There we were. Four boys, two girls. Ready to take on the world. With every step that echoed through the empty hallway, we felt our courage grow until it couldn't reach any higher. We looked at eachother and knew we were all thinking the same thing.
'Let's do this.' Mike expressed the thought first and held out his hand. We put our hands on his.
'Together.' Rafael said.
'Together.' We all agreed and broke up, each pair in different directions. Mike with Cedric, Rafael with Gale, Allen with me.



And just a thing I thought up myself as end. Bye now!







Tuesday, January 23, 2018

~A Period Drama Tag~

Woohoo! I've been tagged by Rachel from A Girl's Place. Thanks!


The rules:

Answer the questions (think I can manage that :))
Link back to the person who tagged you (already ahead of you with that)
Tag at least one other blogger to do the tag (alrighty, now let's get started, shall we?)


1. What was the most recent period drama you watched? Share what you thought of it.


Rosemary and Lee!
When Calls the Heart season 4. Loved it, of course, as did we with all of the other seasons!


2. Do you generally prefer period dramas in the form of a movie or TV series/mini series? Why?

TV- and miniseries. Because they are longer and you can enjoy more of the period drama ;)


3. What is your favourite musical period drama?

The Sound of Music of course!


4. Read the book first or watch the movie first?

Depends. I like to watch the movie first, because then I don't know what's going to happen mostly, but sometimes I want to read the book first. Most of the time I don't even know if a movie is based on a book or if there is a movie made out of the book :D


5. What is a valueable lesson you learned from a period drama?

Hmmm, let me think...appreciate who you are, have trust, be kind and have courage ;). Of course there are so much more lessons you can learn from any kind of movies, but these are just some of the lot.


6. Which period drama hero would you be likely to fall in love with in real life?

*silence* I don't really think about that, to be honest. There is no one I would fall in love with in real life, probably. Maybe...uh...seriously, I have no idea. Oh wait, maybe Mr Knightley. Because he's really nice, and trustworthy and not afraid to put you right.


7. Do you ever like to binge-watch a period drama series?

I really do put in pictures that do not concern the question/the post at all a lot, don't I?

If binge-watching means what I think it means: watch episode after episode, then yes. If it means something else, sorry for not answering the question :)


8. What things go best with watching a period drama?

Cosy and warm on the couch, tea with mint, the whole family watching.


9. Which period drama do you think you would fit into best?


''Tea! TEA!''
 I would love to be in Road to Avonlea. Still sad that we can't finish it :(


10. If you could have any period drama character for a best friend, who would it be? And why?


Molly from Wives&Daughters. Or Diana from Anne of Green Gables, like Rachel said. Because they are both so sweet and gentle, and they cannot think bad of anyone, but at the same time they can get mad for understandable reasons and are very protective and sacrificing.


11. Show us a picture of a period drama costume you wish you could wear in real life.


This one, from The Magic of Ordinary Days. Gloves not included, because gloves are not something I really like.


12. Are there any period dramas you like to watch during a particular season or holiday?


Well, Gilmore Girls, in fall. But it's not a period drama, so...The Sound of Music, in summer. Or Cinderella in summer or Anne of Green Gables in late summer.


13. Which period drama has your favourite soundtrack?


Well, I like the soundtrack from Mr Selfridge, and also the one from The Musketeers and the Little Dorrit one. By the way, Little Dorrit has some really nice soundtracks in between too. So Little Dorrit then, or I agree with P&P 2005.

14. Dream cast your favourite actor and actress in a period drama of your choosing; tell which parts they would play and why.


I'll send you a letter when I've figured it out. No, joke, but it is a hard one to answer. Because honestly, I have no idea. Lucy Griffiths is my favourite actress, and where would I want her to play in and as? I can only imagine her as Marian. Sorry, I'll have to skip this one too, because I really cannot find any period drama to be dreamcast in that chaotic head of mine.


15. Are there any period dramas you like more than one version of?

I agree with Rachels answer. Both the 1995 and the 2008 versions of Sense and Sensibility are great.


16. What are the top three period dramas that you haven't seen on your to-watch list?

Victoria (I would want to see that), of course the next season of Poldark and When Calls the Heart, but if I don't count that it would probably be the making-into-a-movie-or-whatever-you-may-call-that of Jennifer A. Nielsens Ascendance Trilogy and uhm...Ocean's Eight. We watched all three of them(Ocean's Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen) and enjoyed it, so I'm hoping we will not get disappointed with Ocean's Eight. Oh, and I'm also looking forward to Paddington 2.


17. Show a picture of your favorite period drama hairstyle.


Well, I have a lot of hairstyles that I like. But I like this one from Emma 2009 a lot. I'm not much into those extravagant hairstyles, I like simple ones, like in the picture.



18. What was your favourite wedding in a period drama?


I always liked the weddings in Downton Abbey(all of them except for Edith' first one because she was left at the alter). But Edith' wedding with Bertie was my favorite. She so deserved to get married, and she was so happy to get married. Bertie and her were a great couple, and them getting married was just...I was happy and it was an even better wedding because I always felt sorry for Edith and I really liked her later(more than Mary actually) and she really deserved to get married to the man she loved. So yeah, Edith' wedding is my favourite.


19. What is your favourite biographical period drama?

Call the Midwife. Loved this, and it's biographical. I, anyway, include it into biographical.



20. Which historical novel will forever recommend to anyone and everyone?

There are a lot of books I would recommend, but they aren't historical novels. The Victory Club by Robin Lee Hatcher is good, and I recommend To Kill A Mockingbird of course.



Done! I answered almost every question. Thanks again, Rachel, it was great to do!

Aaaaaaand...probably the people I am gonna tag, will already have been tagged or did it already but I'll tag those who pop into my mind anyway :)(except for Rachel, 'cause she tagged me)


A Girl with Ideas
It's A Wonderful Life
A Looong Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away
Bookends and Bwopper-Eels
Books, Cameras and Succulents
Lavender Spring
Meanwhile, in Rivendell
Movies Meet Their Match
Musings of a Jane Austen Wannabe
Notes from a Hartfield Girl
Rae: A Drop of Golden Sun
Ramblings of a Redhead Girl
Writing is Life

And anyone I forgot or who wants to do it. Bye-bye!