rosa_cotton: (odette)
The quote comes from a review for a story referring to the Durins. Thought it hilarious and brilliant and epic.
rosa_cotton: (dwarf + furry hat = love)
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] arti_chan13 for letting me steal her lovely Bofur icon! He is my #1 favorite dwarf, with his fur hat, huge smile, and watching Bilbo's back. Then there is young, out-of-his-element Ori, with his bravery and books; and wise, kind Balin ties with the lad for spot #2. Thorin with his broodiness and leadership slips in at #3. Finally the top 5 is rounded out by Fili and Kili respectively.

Where can I get my own dwarf to cuddle and play with, please?!
rosa_cotton: (found)
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.

For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.

Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
-- Isaiah 9:2-6


Merry Christmas!
rosa_cotton: (Reunion)
I share my birthday with Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Mo'Nique (Precious). Cool!
rosa_cotton: (Happy)
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His son

Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!
rosa_cotton: (the princess and the miner)
The World Figure Skating Championships are this week, and yesterday Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the silver medal in ice dancing with a beautiful and joyous waltz!!! (It is because of them I've become interested in figure skating -- which in the past only captured my attention during the Winter Olympics -- and in particular a fan of their skating.)



They have so many lovely programs (see some of my favorites below), and I am excited to see what they do next season, :)







rosa_cotton: (Space Between)
*Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas!

*Finally brought my movie and reading lists up to date after four months.

*Caught up on the last three episodes of Once Upon a Time. I am becoming quite a fan this show. The story is drawing me in more, I'm becoming attached to a lot of the characters, and the stakes getting higher and higher. Is it time for episode eight yet??
rosa_cotton: (Never)
...that reminds one they are not immortal. It is a Friday which makes one pause: Do I know where I will go when I die? Will I see my Savior face to face...or not?
rosa_cotton: (you & me)
*I have about a dozen ideas for fanfics and none of them want to be written at the moment. *hits head against wall* I hate it when this happens...

*It feels like spring has finally arrived. The days are becoming warmer, and we had our first spring thunderstorm.

*Murder, She Wrote is one of the best mystery series I've seen in a while. A lot of the mysteries are very intriguing. And Angela Lansbury is brilliant as Jessica Fletcher. If only the series didn't have so much language and infidelity.

*Song of the moment: "The Safest Place" by LeAnn Rimes.

*Thanks to youtube my favorite dancers of the moment are: Veronika Part, Marcelo Gomes, Yulia Makhalina, Viktoria Tereshkina, Yevgenia Obraztsova, and Yekaterina Osmolkina.

*And last but not least, Pride and Prejudice will become a Broadway musical!!!! There's a nice little site about it here. It includes a wonderful video with pictures from a special performance set to a song from the musical: "Had I Been in Love," a duet between Jane Austen and Elizabeth Bennet. P&P is not my favorite novel of JA's, but this news has me excited!
rosa_cotton: (Default)
This is what happens when I've bored and surf the web...

*I'm disappointed with Phelps.

*In 2006 there was a radio adaptation of Peter Pan in Scarlet, the authorized sequel to Peter Pan. Wendy was voiced by Kate Maberly, who played Mary Lennox in the wonderful 1993 movie The Secret Garden, and also Wendy in Finding Neverland.

*Jeremy Sumpter turned 20 years old yesterday. I'll always think of him as the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.

*Barbara Ruick, who played Carrie in the film of Carousel later played one of the wicked stepsisters in the 1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.

*The other stepsister was Pat Carroll (Ursula!!!).

*The Planet Earth (2006) project took 40 camera teams shooting at over 200 different locations all over the world for more than five years.

*Seems in 2011 there will be a movie, Pan, a spin on JM Barrie's tale, where Pan is a villain being hunted by a police captain named Hook. O_o

*President Lincoln will turn 200 next week. *bows head in respect*

*Alan Menken is a genius. In his music of The Little Mermaid, "Beyond My Wildest Dreams" and "One Step Closer" can be heard, which ended up in the Broadway musical.

*BBC will make a new mini-series of Jane Austen's Emma this year. No word on casting yet, but the writer will be Sandy Welch, who did Jane Eyre (2006) and North and South.

*I share my birthday with Sir Kenneth MacMillan (ballet choreographer), Teri Garr (actress), Jean Marais (French actor), and John Kerry (politician).

*Shaun Cassidy, Joe in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Mysteries, appeared in a episode of the TV show Murder, She Wrote.
rosa_cotton: (Wendy & Peter)
*POP! Appears like a genie* I am back, again! I need to try to not just post once a month. Real life...

*I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. Mine was very nice. It was fun catching up with family and playing games. And now Christmas is just around the corner!

*Happy (very) Belated Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] indes_elfwin! *hugs* Hope you enjoyed your special day. :D

*My to-read list now reaches the floor thanks to a two-day trip of visiting ten libraries and borrowing several dozen books. ;D

*Last week I saw the first two discs of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries season 2. There were five Hardy Boys episodes and two crossover episodes featuring all three detectives.

First, the crossover episodes, about Dracula and the Hollywood Phantom, I really enjoyed. Frank/Nancy... Both so stubborn. At times she worried about him. He wanting her to stay out of danger. The kiss. SQUEE!!!!

Second, ARGH! I got so so frustrated with Frank in most of the episodes. He nearly fell for one in every episode. I wanted to slap him upside the head when he shared that unexpected-but-would-have-spent-the-rest-of-my-life-with-you-if-possible kiss with that random, unimportant chick (a stranger!) in the Hollywood Phantom. He must be taking over Joe's job in the romance department. I was quite disappointed with him. He wasn't this bad in season 1. At times I wished even Callie would have popped up to bring Frank back to his senses. My brother called him a man "unwilling to make a commitment." He sure is different from the faithful Frank of the books. Grrr.

*Hopefully I'll be able to borrow Wall*E from the library soon. From what I've seen of the trailers, the movie looks a lot more appealing than Cars and Ratatouille. And Wall*E is the cutest little robot!

*To wrap up, two videos of the day:


The Sweetest Sounds -- Aladdin, Anastasia, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast


Peter Pan a ballet!
rosa_cotton: (You've got my attention)
I'm listening to Dickens' Bleak House on Playaway -- the whole book is on a compact device with buttons to play, pause, go back and forward, and control volume; just plug in headphones and I'm good -- and so far am really enjoying it. I gave up on Dickens after suffering through Great Expectations, but Bleak House is much more interesting. I've decided I'm going to try to see both BBC versions -- 1985 and 2005 -- and I have already searched for music videos on youtube.

Recently I borrowed the entire third season of The Cosby Show from my library. ...Still my favorite TV show. Mr. Cosby is the man. :D

And lastly (you all are probably bored to death with this by now) I found some (more) neat music videos...

Never Alone (Peter Pan)

Requiem for a Dream (Peter Pan)

Can't Fight This Feeling (Hardy/Drew)

First Time (Robin Hood)

Have a good weekend everyone! *hugs flist*
rosa_cotton: (This moment)
Saw Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman yesterday. Very funny movie. I would've liked it more if it didn't have so much language. Hoffman was brilliant.

I'm super excited because I found a Frank Hardy/Nancy Drew video from the 1970s TV show. Frank doesn't look anything like I envisioned from the books, but he's cute nonetheless. grihgoufuytrtrjhgjrer47546lkjklnbfjght04u4grfgkjh!!!!! THEY KISS!!!!!!!!! Frank/Nancy is canon!!!!!!!! YES!!



Happy Valentine's Day!


Misc.

Apr. 6th, 2007 10:03 pm
rosa_cotton: (Walking)
The weather hasn't changed: we had a strange winter, now we have a strange spring. It was in the 70s during the beginning of the week. Then it plunged into the 30s Wednesday. And yesterday we had six or seven snow flurries. Weird.

It was quiet today at the library -- for a Friday. Everyone must be away. At the beginning of the week some items were stolen from one of the librarians' purses. This is the fifth or so theft at the library since December. So now the room where we keep our coats and things is always kept locked and we have to use a key to get in.

The family van had been in the shop for two weeks to get the engine replaced and we got it back today. We're going to take it back again tomorrow because the engine service light came on when my mom drove it.

I'm not into war films, but U-571 is a pretty good movie. It wasn't as long as I remembered. And there was one really really sad part near the end. *sniff*

I pray you all will have a wonderful Easter. He has Risen!
rosa_cotton: (A Long Expected Party)
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear [livejournal.com profile] er_my_nee_2. Happy birthday to you! I hope you had a wonderful day, girl! *huggies*
rosa_cotton: (Found)
...is going to be a little on the crazy side the next couple of days, and I'm not sure how much I'll be around, I'm going to post this now. Better early than late!

Title: Torment Waking or Sleeping
Rating: G (K)
Disclaimer: The Lord of the Rings, all characters, places, and related terms are the sole property of J.R.R. Tolkien's estate and New Line Cinema.
Summary: Eowyn seemingly cannot escape the notice of one of the Fellowship – nor, possibly, wants to. [An early present for [livejournal.com profile] indes_elfwine’s sweet 16th birthday]

Read more... )
rosa_cotton: (Heaven)
Thanksgiving is just a week and a half away. I just realized that. But it doesn't feel like it should be that soon. (Maybe I'm all mixed up because this is November and last week the temperatures were in the 50s and 70s, warm for this time of the year.)

I have finally found a good Rosamund Pike fansite here. Best known for playing Jane Bennet in the recent Pride and Prejudice movie, two years ago she dated P&P co-star Simon Woods (Mr. Bingley), and is currently dating P&P director Joe Wright.

Ice Age 2 comes out on DVD next week!!!!! Yahoo!

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