OMG, so excited! The official first look at the next movie of the Hunger Games series (Catching Fire) is out, and boy does it look good:
I’m so in love with this series I can’t even describe it fully. It’s just such a nice thing to see a female heroine that kicks ass instead of just looking pretty. She’s not some little princess – she’s a genuinely real person who’s struggled in the worst of situations only to always come out stronger and more resilient.
The love triangle she faces only allows people to see even more deeply into her character. We don’t get to know who she chooses until the very end, because well … she’s got so much more important things to worry about frankly.
But wow – what a book, and what a movie it looks to be. I’m really impressed that they’ve stayed so close to the author in making these movies. It’s vital that they stay true to the Hunger Games – Catching Fire – Mockingjay book series as much as possible. My only hope for improvement on this one is that they not omit the Avox storyline again. That part was really powerful to me when I read it, and I was very surprised they left it out. Then again, I’m not a film expert and I know they have their limitations.
That said, I DO think they nailed Finnick Odair – big time.
I mean wow. Just WOW. Dead on like the book. And I’m so relieved it’s a relatively unknown actor instead of some seasoned veteran with a ‘tude. Let someone else who can truly embody this important character get a chance instead of handing it to whatever A-list actor most resembles him physically, ya know? I’m sure they made a great choice after a LOT of long hard auditioning, from sugar cubes, to fish nets, to delirious knot tying – Finnick is no shallow dude, and he must be given proper justice. So yay!
Anyway, I’m off to go watch this new trailer about 50 zillion more times … heh
What a great story this is. Talk about kismet. I’m convinced this was an example of two soulmates from a previous life meeting up in a subsequent round. How else do you describe this?
After hearing that record, the baroness’ life changed forever, recalls Rothschild. “It was like the vinyl version of a spell being cast.”
“It quite literally spirited her from one world to another and she never went home. That was it. She missed every single plane, stayed in New York, determined to meet this man Thelonious Monk.”
I don’t think people generally remember their past lives even though I do believe we go through multiple incarnations. Really though, it’s not hard to imagine a trigger in one life that stops someone dead in their tracks and almost forces them to instantly change a life path. In this case it was the song. How astounding and beautiful that these soulmates found each other. This story just plain rocks~
And even though they are believed to have remained platonic, it doesn’t matter. A soulmate is any spirit you have had a close bond with, whether platonic or otherwise. These two must have had a really close bond, for her to leave her entire family & fortune to be with him. If they were platonic, all the more kudos for respecting his then-present bond. This part is especially interesting:
In Monk’s last years, he suffered from mental health problems and withdrew from playing jazz altogether by secluding himself in Nica’s New Jersey home. But at his funeral—Monk died in 1982, from a stroke, both his wife Nellie and Nica were greeted by mourners as widows.
Talk about a true mutual love of jazz and the most instant of emotional connections with another human being. They’re definitely right when they say music is a universal language!
I’ve decided to take a break from all the Facebook and other horseshit for awhile. It’s not that there’s anything inherently wrong with them, but rather a thing that seems to seep vapidness into my being after awhile of constantly being immersed in it.
Very good piece here: http://pandodaily.com/2013/04/12/the-internet-is-making-you-fat-stupid-and-poor-heres-what-to-do-about-it/
The Internet is an awful thing. It’s always making us bad things, like dumber, or lazier, or fatter, or poorer. Why can’t it just stick to making us nice things, like breakfast, or horny?
Tis true friends! We are becoming too soft and distracted nowadays. Everything is here to get us all dumb, distracted and a little less nice.
Nowhere near as genuine are the relationships anymore. It all comes down to what can fit in a wall post or tweet. Sad, yes?
This blog will be a nice change of pace from that. I need it. My regular social media profiles will be fine without me. This will be my getaway to just journal my thoughts instead.