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In honor of today...

*I read The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the World by Greg King, Four Quartets and Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot.

*Books I'd like to see turned into a ballet or opera someday -- Otfried Preußler's Krabat, Perrault's Donkeyskin, Phantom of the Opera.

*Favorite books:
Peter Pan
The Chronicles of Narnia
Mansfield Park
Wives and Daughters
The Princess & the Goblin

Otfried Preußler's Krabat
Wilkie Collin's The Moonstone
Lord of the Rings
The Bible
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion
Phantom of the Opera

Margery Sharp's The Rescuers
Villette

C. S. Lewsis's Till We Have Faces
Bleak House
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Congratulations Meryl and Charlie on making ice dance history a year ago!!!
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The US National Figure Skating Championships happened this weekend, and it was quite the competition. Here are videos of some of my favorite performances.

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fggoirut0hnhnbt50gbgkn fgj!!! So apparently a Northanger Abbey webseries is on the way. Yahoo!! Can't wait. *dances about happily*

...Now, is it possible Charles Dickens will be adapted soon?
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Finally saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Similar to when I first saw The Return of the King in theatres, I have mixed feelings about the movie.

SPOILERS GALORE AHEAD. You have been warned!!

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I rate it four out of five stars. Can't wait for the extended edition.
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Stole this from [livejournal.com profile] litlover12.

Below (in chronological order of my reading them) are the books to which I gave five stars this year on Goodreads.

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And the runners-up: the books to which I gave four stars.

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...And I am:

*battling a lingering cold.
*getting into Twitter.
*starting a Tumblr account.
*loving to pieces the webseries "From Mansfield With Love," a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park." Awesomeness all around. You should seriously check it out! FMWL is on Youtube, Twitter, and Tumblr.
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As 2014 draws to a close, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! *throws confetti* Have fun, and be safe tonight!

End of the Year Meme

Your main fandom of the year? The Hobbit/LOTR, Peter Pan, Jane Austen
Your favorite film watched this year? At the movies: Maleficent. (Will see the last Hobbit in the new year!) Home: Aladdin and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey EE.
Your favorite book read this year? The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson, Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson , Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
Your favorite album or song to listen to this year? Album: Classical Praise, Cinderella: Frozen in Time, Disney’s Aladdin. Song: "Once Upon a Dream” (Lana Del Rey), “For the First Time in Forever (Reprise),” “I Can Hear the Bells.”
Your favorite TV show of the year? NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: LA, NCIS, MythBusters.
Your favorite community of the year? LBDCareCenter.
Your best new fandom discovery of the year? Web series New Adventures of Peter + Wendy, From Mansfield with Love, Welcome to Sanditon, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Missed new season of Inspector Lewis! *sob*
Your TV boyfriend of the year? No one.
Your TV girlfriend of the year? *blinks* Er, same as above.
Your biggest squee moment of the year? Two moments: Jane/Bing Lee’s kiss (finally) at the end of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. And Ed and Frankie under the mistletoe – mansfeels galore – on From Mansfield with Love.
The most missed of your old fandoms? Chronicles of Narnia.
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? Green Gables Fables.
Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year? The next book in Wide-Awake Princess series, Pixar’s Inside Out, and The Misselthwaite Archives (web series adaptation of The Secret Garden).
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Merry Christmas everyone! I pray you all have a blessed day! *hugs*

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
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Hearted Peter Pan Live! so much. A wonderful, magical production. Thought Allison Williams was brilliant as Peter; lovely singing, great chemistry with the cast. From when the children wanted to go home to the very end, her performance was really touching and made me teary-eyed more than once. Surprisingly, Hook's crew stole the spotlight. They were fantastic, nearly seemed to have too much fun! Kelli O'Hara, Christian Borle, Christopher Walken, and Taylor Louderman were also standouts for me. Kudos to Nana. Michael and John were adorable.

My favorite parts were "Neverland," "Distant Melody," Hook's running gag, cake-in-the-face, "I Won't Grow Up," "Only Pretend," and Peter+Wendy.

My mom and I totally took part in #savetinkerbell, clapping and shouting, "I do believe in fairies!"

Closing with ranking my favorite Peter Pans:
*Jeremy Sumpter
*Allison Williams
*Mary Martin
*Kytle Walters
*Cathy Rigby

...Gah, now I have Peter Pan fever!!!!
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Didn't know about the new Toy Story That Time Forgot special until my brother alerted me to it five minutes before it came on TV. So hilarious!! Reptillus Maximus and Kitty were my favorites -- he was a little Shakespeare. And I am totally on board with the Maximus/Trixie ship!

Did anyone else catch it?
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Cinderella has caught my interest more than Into the Woods surprisingly.

First it was Prince Alcott from Mirror Mirror. Then Maleficent's Prince Phillip. And now Prince Charming. These fairy tale princes are making a habit of inspiring my writing muse!"

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Tonight watched Aladdin in honor of Robin Williams. Has been years since I've seen it. Very good. Williams's Genie was hilarious, yet also had a softer, vulnerable side I didn't notice before. When he and Aladdin hugged and said goodbye at the end I got teary-eyed. *sigh*




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*Flipped
*The Hollowed Crown
*NCIS (all seasons)
*Maleficent ***1/2
*Waking Sleeping Beauty
rosa_cotton: (wonderstruck)
So...after viewing various interviews and trailers for Maleficent (this one in particular I had on replay, WOW), my writing muse took off. Silly muse!!

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