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Man, I still remember when I was 11 and we were in line for 2 hours waiting to get in this goddamn Dumbo attraction. All for what, 2 minutes in the damn thing? I was so mad.

My take on the Elsie Dinsmore series. – This series was a big part of my childhood but it’s also wildly stupid and problematic.  I especially enjoyed hearing Olivia’s thoughts on why Horace Dinsmore is “the literal worst”. (Because he totally is.)

Movie Trailer That Spoils Everything – I CAN’T EVEN.  Too much hilarity for this world to handle.

She’s Always a Woman to Me – There are all kinds of women in the world.  Let’s appreciate and write a whole bunch of different, awesome female characters! (<— My takeaway from this excellent post.)

A Post In Which I Roast Myself – Mostly For Punishment Because I Was A Bad Author – Oh my word.  This post made me laugh so much because it’s relatable to the extreme.  I remember writing such awful stories and actually thinking they were good. *face-palm* (Also, please check out this post by the same blogger.  You won’t regret it.)

my comment section worries me – People???  Idek???  Wut???

Soooo…what cool articles have you read recently?  What Youtube videos have caught you interest?  Let me know in the comments!




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*is convicted*

Why I Love . . . {Amy March} – I’ve never been an Amy hater and this post beautifully summed up my thoughts of her.  Let’s cut Amy some slack, people!  She deserves it.

Five reasons why you should reread books – You mean there are people who DON’T re-read books?

For The Love Of Tintin – Tintin is really underappreciated, you guys.  Spread the love.

48 Reasons John Barrowman Is The Greatest ‘Arrow’ Villain Of Them All – While my personal favorite villain on ‘Arrow’ is still Slade Wilson, I’ve come to appreciate Malcolm Merlyn.  A lot.  My favorite thing on this list is #14. (And, no, that totally wasn’t clickbait.) (Warning: some bad language.)

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Is It Okay to Dislike Avengers: Infinity War? – I haven’t seen ‘Infinity War’ yet, but I think the author of this article made several good points.

The Book World Is Getting Too Politicized.  Here’s What To Do About That. – An excellent, thought-provoking read.

Identifying with “Uncool” Characters: Why I Love The Jungle Book’s Bagheera – YES.  I could hug this post.  Bagheera is the BEST.  I relate to him so much and Baloo greatly annoys me, so yeah.  And Ben Kingsley voices Bagheera in the live-action movie, which is also awesome. (Warning: tiny bit of bad language.)

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What cool articles have you read this week?  Leave me a link in the comments!


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Don’t Instagram Your Godliness – I don’t have Instagram, but I have taken to posting more on Facebook than ever before and this article was a timely reminder and help.

Writing Contests: Facts and Fakes…and How to Tell the Difference – Informative and amusing.

William Holden from A to Z – Very fun post!  I learned some interesting things about Holden.


Modestly Styled Gals #1 – Okay, so linking to this post isn’t so much about how great it is (it’s good, though) but about how I’ve never really promoted my sister’s blog here and this post is about one of my good friends, too, so that’s awesome.

Dear Disney, This Isn’t Tolerance, It’s an Agenda – Controversial, but true.

Cassian Andor and Bodhi Rook are the True Heroes of ‘Rogue One’ – I think Jyn is a true hero as well, but it’s also true that she wouldn’t have been able to do what she did without Cassian and Bodhi’s support and efforts (along with Chirrut and Baze and K2, of course).

Behind the scenes of ‘The Court Jester’ – Basil Rathbone and Angela Lansbury.

Why I Read… Young Adult – Though I’ve become increasingly disenchanted with the YA genre in general lately, this post made some good points and reminds me why I’ll never wholly give up on those crisp, buzzy stories.

“Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen (again) – Made me want to read the book (again), which is exactly what a good review should, in my opinion.

On the Set of The Ten Commandments (1956) – A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest (truly greatest) movies ever made, all told through photos.

8 Mini Stories – All beautiful, all unique.

Love this!

What awesome posts have you read this week?



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It’s been almost two years since my last Friday Finds post and a lot of things have changed since then.  The biggest change (in how it affects this on-going series) is that I’m no longer on Pinterest so I’m not constantly finding cool new pictures, memes, and photos.  One of my followers did ask if I would revive these posts again, so I’ve decided to do more of a link round-up, with maybe one or two pictures occasionally.  Let me know what you think of the new format! 🙂

(This probably won’t be a weekly thing, by the way.  But it will be a thing.)


‘OMG-Should Christians Use It?’ – Captures all my thoughts on this (slightly touchy) subject.

‘Does Anyone Even Read the Bible Anymore Anyway…?’ – Convicting, sobering, inspiring.

‘The Truth About Bartholomew’ – I’m kind of obsessed with ‘Risen’ right now and this post takes an in-depth look at one of the film’s minor characters.  Well written and on point.

Basically, yes.

‘Black Superhero Movies Before Black Panther (2018)’ – I had no idea there were so many (well, relatively speaking) black superhero movies.  An intriguing read.

‘7 Things Not Worth Arguing About’ – As one of eight siblings, I can say that this post is one hundred percent accurate.

‘The Benefits of Journaling’ – I write in two journals/diaries every evening, but hardly ever do any in-depth journaling.  Just a couple days ago, I surprised myself by pouring out quite a few words in one entry and it felt amazing.  I need to do that more often.

‘The 10 Best Things About Science Fiction’ – YES.

This photo makes me happy on so many different levels.

So.  What cool articles/posts have you read recently?  Let me know in the comments!


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{Been a while since I’ve done one of these, eh?}

Edith Head and Alfred Hitchcock discussing the costumes for Notorious while Ingrid Bergman looks on. (Incidentally, my favorite Hitchcock film.)
It’s a no-brainer, really. #TEAMCAP
1950s McDonald’s – can you believe it?
Audrey Hepburn with her mother.
The end of an era.
Audrey touching up her make-up.
I agree so much.


P.S. This is my 200th post!

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This isn’t from Pinterest – it’s my writing space. I thought some of you might like a peek at it.
Most relatable thing I’ve seen this week.
Grace Kelly cutting Alfred Hitchcock’s hair on the set of To Catch a Thief.
Audrey with her son, Sean.
Hailee Steinfeld and Jeff Bridges // I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.
Debutante ball in Harlem. // This is so cool!
Actually something I worry about.
Jimmy Stewart.  Because jumping off the furniture never really gets old.
Jimmy Stewart. Because jumping off the furniture never really gets old.


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Audrey with Mr Famous.
Newsies praying before they go on.
It’s what I try to do.
Clint Eastwood playing golf on the set of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. (Kinda random, but still cool.)


Lily James meeting Cinderella fans.
Antique photo from around 1900 of a doting mother and child dressed in their spring finery. (Photographer unknown.) // Isn’t this gorgeous???
Very handy. 🙂
Prince Rainier and Princess Grace ❤
How I’ve felt this past week, planning for NaNoWriMo.
Fan-made collage for The Blue Castle. (LOOOOOVE it!)