Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Night Circus

So, I'm reading this book called The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (haven't finished it yet, so no spoilers!) and I'm in love with it. It makes me imagine things I've never even thought about before! Anyway, I heard they're making a movie of it, and so, like many other fans, I thought I'd create a dream cast!

 Celia- Emilia Clarke/Emmy Rossum

 Marco- Ben Whishaw

 Chandresh- Michael Sheen (cause he wasn't actually Indian, was he?) 

Lainie- Carrie Mulligan/Olivia Wilde

 Tara- same as above

 Tsuiko- Ziyi Zhang

 Barris- Paul Anderson

 A.H.- Anthony Stewart Head

 Prospero- Ian Holm

 Isobel- Sienna Guillroy

 Poppet- Dakota Blue Richards

 Widget- Luke Benward

 Bailey- Logan Lerman

 Frederick- Tom Hiddleston

 It's not perfect, but I like it. This is an amazing book, and if they can pull it off it will be an amazing film too! If you have read the book, what's your dream cast?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Top Fives

I found this quiz on Tumblr, thought I'd do it on my neglected blog. These answers aren't the be all end all, nor are they in order, but they're what I thought of at this moment :) Enjoy, I did!
1. Dog
2. Fox
3. Wolves
4. Horse
5. Cat
TV Shows
1. Doctor Who
2. 2 Broke Girls
3. Community
4. Royal Pains
5. Andromeda
1. Spinach Ravioli
2. Shepherd's Pie
3. Chicken Tikka Masala
4. Tortellini
5. Cherries
1. Amelie
2. Fifth Element
3. Under the Tuscan Sun
4. The Women
5. Lord of the Rings Series
Animated Series
1. Avatar The Last Airbender
2. Futurama
3. Simpsons
4. Doug
5. My Little Pony
Things A Room Needs
1. Great Wall Color
2. Kitschy Knick Knacks
3. Flowers
4. Curtains
5. Books
1. Amy/Rory
2. Castle/Beckett
3. Hodgela
4. Ron/Hermione
5. Klaine
Video Games
1. Zelda
2. Professor Layton
3. Mario Kart
4. Echo Jr.
5. Lion King
Places I Want To Visit
1. Santorini
2. San Francisco
3. Switzerland
4. Florence
5. Macchu Picchu
Things I Couldn't Live Without
1. Family
2. Friends
3. Computer
4. A Pet, even if its someone else's
5. Books
Religious and Meaningful Objects
1. Cross
2. Serendipity Bible
3. Class Ring
4. LOTR bracelet
5. Signet Ring
Childhood Cartoons
1. Animaniacs
2. Pinky and the Brain
3. Doug
4. Pepper Ann
5. Looney Toons
Disney Films
1. The Little Mermaid
2. Aladdin
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. The Lady and the Tramp
5. Tangled
1. A Boyfriend
2. 10,000 Dollars
3. My Own Apartment
4. A Pet
5. A Nice Bottle of Perfume
1. Decorate My Own Apartment
2. Travel the World
3. Rescue a Dog
4. Become a Book Publicist
5. Write a Book
Things I'd Like To Be
1. An Author
2. A Wife
3. A Book Publicist
4. A Maid of Honor
5. A Lover
Visited Websites
1. Facebook
2. Twitter
3. Tumblr
4. The Carbon Magazine
5. Sporcle
1. Cratures in the Ocean
2. Large Birds
3. Bees
4. Being Alone
5. Failing
Things About Nature
1. Willow Trees
2. Bubbling Brooks
3. Japanese Maples
4. Sunshine
5. Wildflowers
1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
2. The Help
3. The Phantom Tollbooth
4. Ella Enchanted
5. HP Series
Talents I'd Like To Have
1. Splits
2. To Draw
3. To Walk on My Hands
4. To Paint
5. To Dance Ballet

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Harry Potter Character Questions

Harry Potter- Tell about a scar on your body: I have a line on my forehead from a magic trick gone horribly, horribly wrong
Ron Weasley- Something you’re afraid of: Sharks. It's a crippling, irrational fear.
Hermione Granger- A subject you know a lot about: Art History
Draco Malfoy- Closest green item to you: Pen Holder
Severus Snape- Your favourite alcoholic beverage: Vodka with a mixer
Rubeus Hagrid- Your favourite animal: Dog, Fox, Crocodile
Luna Lovegood- Something about you other people find weird: I purposely pronounce some words wrong
Neville Longbottom- Your favourite flower: Wildflowers of all varieties
Nymphadora Tonks- Something you would change about your appearance: My weight
Fred and George Weasley- The last prank you pulled on someone, or someone pulled on you: My friend tried to convince me she had a quickie wedding cause she was preggers
Voldemort- If you were to make a Horcrux, it would be: my stuffed sloth
Moaning Myrtle- The last thing to make you cry: My breakup
Sirius Black- Have you ever taken the blame for something you didn’t do? Yes, often
Dobby- What is your most loved article of clothing? My oxford shirt
Peeves the Poltergeist- What is the best/funniest insult you’ve used/heard? Anything Shakespeare wrote
Sybill Trelawney- When was the last time you experienced Deja Vu? About 2 weeks ago, don't recall why...
Filius Flitwick- What is your favorite spell from the Harry Potter series? Accio or Reparo
Lily Potter- Is there anyone you love so much you would die for? My parents
Arthur Weasley- What piece of “Muggle” technology fascinates you most? Computers
Mundungus Fletcher- Have you ever stolen anything? Nope
Viktor Krum- If you were a Quidditch player, what position would you play? Chaser or Seeker
Fleur Delacour- What physical attribute do you like most about yourself? My lips
Hedwig- What was your all-time favorite pet, or, if you’ve never had one, your all-time favorite birthday gift. I loved both my doggies the same and I miss them
Albus Dumbledore- What is your proudest accomplishment? (Dumbledore’s is, of course, being featured on a Famous Wizards Chocolate Frog Card) Graduating with Honors
Minerva McGonagall- What spell have you always wanted to use? Probably Avis

Thursday, September 29, 2011

(B)risk (A wednesday poem on thursday)

Autumn falls, cool and crisp change
Leaves turning green to brown, to red
Morning air breaks upon your face
Like water flowing over rocks

The sky swirls around you
Patterns in the air, unseen
Except by the leaves who travel
Dancing through the change

New times, and yet ancient and aging
Each brisk day new, yet timeless
Urging you forward in life, to new days
And new times, and old loves

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Poem Wednesday Fail ('s sunday...)

Sorry I didn't post this earlier! Also, I tried to make this poem a bit more sexy than normal, to counter act the mostly sad poems that have been on here before.

Hands on your skin
Soft sighs whispering of untold futures
Lightest of touches, subtle wanting
Fingertips brushing fingertips, then entwining

Lips lingering, kisses and kisses
Growing heady with want, with need
Breath mingling together, warm and sweet
Closing the distance between hearts and bodies

Intoxicating touches, loving and lusting
Heartfelt, and honest, and together
Desire, escaping through every pore
Need bringing souls and skins as one

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Language of Love

Recently, a friend introduced me to Gary Chapman's book "The 5 Love Languages", or rather, she introduced me to his 5 love languages concept. He says there are five ways that everybody expresses their love or likes to have love expresses. First, there is 'words of affirmation', which is the need to hear how much you're wanted, valued, and loved, everyday. The second is 'quality time', time with the object of your affection or friendship, just one on one with no outside distractions. Thirdly is 'receiving gifts' which doesn't mean a love of things, but rather a love of the thoughtfulness the tings represent. The fourth language is 'acts of service',. which involves having little things done for you by your partner to help ease your burden. The final language is 'physical touch', which is not necessarily a sexual or romantic thing. Hugs, touching arms, holding hands, pats on the back, all are expressions of physical touch. My friend and I were talking about this concept and how it might affect relationships, romantic or not. It's good to figure out which language you and your object of affection are most fluent in. For example, if you're a 'quality time' person, then a postponed date will both you more than most. If he or she is a 'receiving gits person, than neglecting everyday gestures or gifts could be disastrous! I never realized how important these little things can be until i heard about them and then thought about my past relationships. My top two languages are 'physical touch' and 'quality time' and that makes SO much sense to me! Take the quiz (here!) and tell me what yours are in the comments!

Emma's Interview

These are my answers to an interview that Emma Watson completed:

Residence: Phoenix

Favorite fashion designers: Valentino, Chanel, Chloé, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein Collection, Elizabeth and Jane by Olsen Twins, Burberry, and People Tree.

Item of clothing you would never throw out: my oxford tee shirt, it reminds me of England

How would you define your personal style? Jean Cocteau said, “Style is a very simple way of saying complicated things.” I agree

What’s your own fashion trademark? I like to imagine that, when I get it right, I'm whimsical

Favorite accessory: My silver bracelet, I've had it since middle school

Favorite color: Orange or green, understated.

Favorite scent: Blue by, oh I can't remember the brand. It smells nice though!

Let’s talk about your beauty routine. What’s your face wash? CVS brand grapefruit

Makeup? bare minerals, covergirl mascara, chapstick, generic everything else

Where do you get your hair done? My hairstylist's name is Jen

Favorite architect: Antoni Gaudí, Frank Lloyd Wright

Favorite destination: Scotland, but I want to travel everywhere

Favorite discovery: Cornish Pasties in liverpool street station

Favorite hotel: I'm honestly not sure!

Favorite luggage: My little yellow 50's suitcase

Most memorable party: My 21st birthday in Flagstaff

When you can’t think of something to give a friend, what do you give? You can’t beat a great-smelling candle or a gift card to somewhere they love

Every lady has a vice. What’s yours? Ginger cookies and milk

Necessary extravagance: I buy a ridiculous amount of magazines

Favorite movies: the 5th Element, Lord of the Rings, Amelie, Dogma, and each for completely different reasons.

Favorite artist: Rembrandt, Manet, Michelangelo

Favorite cocktail: vodka and apple juice

Handwritten thank-you note or immediate e-mail? Handwritten note.

If you have personalized stationery, where do you get it from? I used to get mine at Borders, but that closed so now I just shop at Target for cute thank you notes.

The true hallmark of modern elegance is: Being confident and understated in you attitude and appearance, I think, while still having a little goofy whimsy in you!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Poem Wednesday

New seasons start bringing new hope and light
Challenges and newness can be frightening
Never knowing what to expect, what's lurking
Around the corner, who knows what's awaiting?
Something beautiful could be there
Something fun, something startling

Taking the leap into the unknown is scary
Your heart is on the line, glowing in the dark
A beacon, but for what?
Nervous glances, wondering in the dark
The dark of uncertainty and newness
But everything, even the dark, can be beautiful

So in the new season, stars pinprick in the sky
Hearts, ready for love, and hope, and joy
Wind rushes through your hair
Bringing a breeze of new life to you
Ready to jump?