in appreciation of jim gordon

This blog post is part of my Good Cop, Bad Cop Blogathon.

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The first couple of times I watched ‘Batman Begins’, my attention was mostly focused on Batman/Bruce Wayne (as is only natural).  I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, enough to keep watching it, and as I did, one character began to stand out more and more: Sergeant (and later Lieutenant) Jim Gordon.

We first see Gordon in one of Bruce’s many flashback memories, where he’s comforting young Bruce after the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne.  It’s a touching moment and one that defines Jim Gordon as a compassionate person.

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Several years pass between Bruce’s first interaction with Gordon and the next and if you’ve watched the movie, you know what all happens in that time. (If not, go find a copy of the film and watch it!)  Anyway, I find it interesting that when Bruce gets back to Gotham, he makes it a point to find and talk to Gordon right away, trusting that he hasn’t been corrupted and will be willing to fight for justice in the city.

The fact that Jim Gordon hasn’t fallen prey to the corruption that infests Gotham’s police force…it really speaks to me, that honesty and honour.  It can’t have been easy, especially because he has a wife and (at least) one child – when Batman comes to talk to him, you can see that the Gordons live in a slummy part of town.  Joining the ‘protection’ racket and turning a blind eye to the Falcones of Gotham would have meant better pay, a better house (and, ultimately, more safety) for the Gordon family, but Jim Gordon is a man of principle who won’t be bought.

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I’ve always found the scene where Batman first talks with Gordon (in his office, with the stapler) interesting because when he hears the click and the ‘Don’t turn around’ and all that, you can totally see the shock and then the acceptance on his face.  I’m pretty sure Gordon has expected this day to always come, the day when someone would come and harm him (or even kill him) because he doesn’t play by the twisted rules of Gotham’s underbelly.  It’s a fascinating little moment Gary Oldman absolutely sells it.

The tentative partnership/almost-friendship that springs up between Jim Gordon and Batman in ‘Batman Begins’ is beautiful.  From “I think you’re trying to help” to Gordon going into Arkham Asylum because he knows that ‘the Bat-Man’ won’t hurt him to Batman relying on Gordon to destroy the monorail tracks…I love it.  There’s definitely not full trust there (yet), at least not on Gordon’s side, but they’re a team and together they defeat Ra’s and Crane.

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(I haven’t seen ‘The Dark Knight’ yet, so I can’t comment on Jim Gordon’s awesomeness in that, but he’s great in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ – he really carries Gotham on his shoulders while Bruce is out of the picture and his righteous indignation in response to Crane’s kangaroo court is one of his best moments.)

Jim Gordon stands up for what he believes in (much like another guy I like) and doesn’t back down and is basically BFFs with BatBale, so yeah.  He’s pretty amazing. (As is Gary Oldman.)  One of my favorite fictional cops ever.

What about you?  What do you think of the Dark Knight trilogy’s Jim Gordon?

Eva

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the Good Cop, Bad Cop Blogathon!

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Funny thing: I’m not even really here right now.  I’m in Montana, staying at a missionary family’s house.  Nevertheless, WordPress is awesome with letting me schedule posts, so this blogathon has still legit begun.  Leave the links to your blogathon entries in the comments and I’ll post a master list of participants on Saturday (when I get back).  I may or may not have internet access while in Montana – if I do, I’ll try to read/respond to as many entries as possible; if not, I’ll do all that when I get back.

Can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!

Eva

rat patrol episode review: ‘the do re mi raid’

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Rat Patrol might be cheesy and unrealistic, but I still love it. (Plus, it’s what got me into Combat! so…yes.)  I really went back and forth (as usual) about what TV show I’d chose to feature in this year’s Annual Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon and even after I decided on Rat Patrol, it was difficult to pick an episode.  ‘Chain of Death’ is my favorite episode, but ‘Do Re Mi’ is really good and juicy and lends itself well to commentary.  Plus, it’s one of my favorites. 

Anyway, that’s my awkward introduction to this ep review…

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The episode begins with Troy and Moffitt gazing through their binoculars over the desert terrain before them.  They exchange some terse, vaguely mysterious dialogue about convoys before rejoining Hitch and Tully, who look worried.  Their worry, we soon learn, is about something they have to do, some mission, something that doesn’t sit well with any of them. (Again, all very vague.)

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“Do you have a better idea?” Troy barks in typical Troy fashion.  Apparently, they don’t.  So they jump into the jeeps and head off.

As they drive away, the camera focuses on a gently sloping hill several hundred yards away and you see Dietrich sitting on a tank thingy along with several of his men.  Danger music!  Frankly, though, I’m always happy to see Dietrich.  There are quite a few episodes of Rat Patrol that don’t include him, which is never a good idea.  Dietrich is probably the best character on the show, in terms of depth and general, y’know, character. (Moffitt being a close second.)  Although occasionally he does play nasty!Dietrich, as we’ll see in a bit.

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Anyway.  Some mild fisticuffs (not literally, but with armoured vehicles + jeeps) ensues and Troy gets thrown from his jeep to land pretty much in the hands of the enemy.  (I’ll just let you know right now that his capture was intentional, which makes me wonder if Hitch gave him a hard push to send him flying onto the sand.)  However Troy’s capture was orchestrated, it did happen, and Dietrich looks pretty okay with the turn of events.

Will Troy escape from these nasty Germans?!

*cut to opening credits*

(Note: ‘Do Re Mi’ is part of Season 2 and Season 2’s opening credits are loads cooler than those of Season 1.  You get ‘moving portraits’ of the main cast instead of static photos.  Pretty neat.  And those clips seem to capture everyone’s personalities quite well, except for Hitch who looks wayyyy too serious.)

Now back to the episode proper.  Troy is driven into the rather small POW camp by Dietrich.  Two prisoners (they seem to be the only prisoners here) are puttering around in the compound – they are Mickey Roberts and Perkins.  It looks like Roberts is hoeing, but that seems rather stupid as there’s no visible garden.  Just sand/dirt.  ANYWAY. (I’m saying that a lot, aren’t I?)  They both look sort of apprehensive about Troy, either because he seems to have a perpetual grimace on his face or they’re afraid of what the Germans will do to him or maybe wondering if he’s an informer the Germans are going to plant in the camp.  I’ll leave it up to you.

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I love how Dietrich reacts when Troy starts reciting namerankandserialnumber.  He’s just kind of weary and a bit frustrated but also slightly amused when he says “Let’s dispense with formalities, sergeant.  We’re not exactly strangers to each other.”  Makes me grin because they’re such good enemies they’re basically friends (see: ‘Chain of Death Raid’ and ‘Moment of Truce Raid’).  Nothing much comes of Troy and Dietrich’s conversation (‘stubborn’ is both of their middle names) except me swooning over Eric Braeden’s lovely, lovely German accent.  It’s really good when he’s speaking English, but one hundred percent better when he lapses into German.

So, Troy leaves without revealing any information about the Rats’ plans.  Duh.  May I point out how SMART Dietrich is?  Like, I know he hasn’t figured out their real mission, but the fact that he put two and two together and guessed that they had an important mission that warranted them taking the risk of an ambush…very intelligent.

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Then there’s a super quick scene that cuts back to Moffitt and Hitch and Tully (who has an enormous, beautiful grin on his face at the start of the scene, for some reason) just to show that they haven’t forgotten Troy.  They say a few lines about some enemy convoy that doesn’t have much to do with the episode but it’s apparently important because they keep talking about it.

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Back in his barracks, Troy tears off a strip of cloth from a blanket, for reasons unknown.  Seriously.  I’ve got no idea why he did this because he never uses it in the episode.  But it must be important because he stuffs it under the mattress when he hears footsteps coming.  Thankfully, those footsteps don’t belong to any of the Germans, but instead of his roommates – Roberts and Perkins.  Through some “as you know, Bob” dialogue, we learn that Troy’s super secret, super important mission is to break Roberts out of the camp and get him to safety.  Why is Roberts so important, you might ask?  Well, he’s a singer.  A pretty popular one, from the sounds of things (“There’s a million people burning candles for you back home, Roberts!”) and I guess the top brass is sick of having to answer thousands of inquires about the guy?

Perkins’ expressions during this scene are interesting and a bit sad, too.  Shock first, at Troy’s revelation.  Then some mixture of hope and fear and excitement…the actor may look a bit weird, but he’s good at what he does.

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Roberts bargains for Perkins to tag along on the escape and Troy agrees. (Of course.)  So that’s settled.  There some interesting ‘Saving Private Ryan’ vibes here, because it seems kind of unfair that at least four men would risk their lives just rescue a singer. (I doubt this scenario is accurate, by the way.  If you have information one way or another, I’d love to know!)  Incidentally, Roberts is played by real-life singer Jack Jones and he’s a great singer and a great actor.  A lot of people can only be one or the other, so it’s nice to see someone who’s both.

Before Troy, Perkins, and Roberts can finesse their escape plan, a guard enters and orders Roberts to come with him.

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Roberts enters the commandant’s office and stops short, arrested by the sound of himself singing (on a record).  The song is ‘That Tiny World’ and it sounds suspiciously sixties-ized for being in a WWII show.  The lyrics are kind of shallow/weird as well, which is a shame because they could’ve written something truly heartbreaking (in light of what happens later in this episode).  But whatever.  It still works.  Oh, and the point of this scene is that Dietrich asks/commands Roberts to entertain him and a few of his guests later that evening.  Dietrich also makes some comment about how Roberts knows just how profitable working with the Germans has been in the past. *sigh*

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Back to Moffitt & Co.!  It’s hilarious how Tully says “I hope we can [take down the convoy].  All we have is one jeep and a few grenades.”  When has that ever stopped you guys?  I also grin when Moffitt purposefully and obviously stops talking so that he can be ‘interrupted’ by Dietrich’s surprise attack.  Classic.  Long story short, they all make it out safely, but Hitch’s glasses and kepi fall prisoner to Dietrich, a circumstance he will exploit to lower Troy’s morale. (If you watch carefully, you’ll see that Hitch actually makes it away safely with his kepi, but it doesn’t matter too much.)

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Back at the POW camp, Roberts tells Troy that one man should stay behind to cover for the other two, and Troy assumes that he means Perkins should stay behind. (Perkins thinks this as well and it’s AWFUL, the look on his face.)  However, Roberts wants to stay behind – he doesn’t want to go back out and fight and maybe end up “picking shrapnel out of [his] gut”.  Troy gets angry and understandably so.  After all, he and his men have risked a lot to get Roberts to safety.

Then a bunch of stuff happens in rapid succession: some professional torturers (Dietrich’s guests) show up in the camp, Roberts and Perkins reveal that Perkins has secret information that the Germans want really badly (“How did they know Perkins knew?” Troy asks and it’s obvious Roberts had a hand in them knowing), Dietrich comes in – first to give Troy Hitch’s glasses (letting Troy draw the obvious conclusion) and then to bring Perkins to the commandant’s office.

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Commercial break.

Perkins gets dragged back into the barracks, looking horribly beaten, and Troy and Roberts help him to a bunk.  Then Troy turns on Roberts, snarling out “You said they could break anyone!  Well, when did they break you, Roberts?!”  Roberts admits that he told the Germans that Perkins had important information and Troy is devastated.

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Cue another break to the other Rats.  They’re watching the convoy trundle along and Hitch grinningly says of the binoculars “If these weren’t so heavy, I could use them for glasses”.  Awwww. (I know what it’s like to be without glasses when you really need them and it’s such a blah feeling.)

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Meanwhile, Troy, Perkins, and Roberts are preparing to leave (as Moffitt and the others will be providing a diversion for their escape in probably just an hour or so).  Well, it’s more like Troy’s doing all the work and Perkins and Roberts are watching.  Troy hands Roberts a canteen and Roberts gives it up to Perkins and JACK JONES’ ACTING IS GUTWRENCHING RIGHT HERE.  He looks so defeated and ashamed and sad.

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According to plan, Troy drops a canteen from the barred window and when their guard comes over to investigate, Troy and Roberts and Perkins team-strangle the guy.  It’s actually quite violent.  Once the guard’s out of commission, Troy helps Perkins up onto the roof (which I’m confused about, since they just end up dropping down and escaping out the main gate anyway).  Roberts briefly turns the downed guard’s rifle on Troy (not entirely sure why) but then another guard appears to escort Roberts to entertain the German officers.  He and Troy take care of the guard and then Roberts takes the long, solitary walk to the commandant’s office to perform for the enemy.

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Roberts gets to sing the entirety of ‘That Tiny World’.  The emotion on his face and in his voice is #actinggoals.  Even Dietrich looks sad/pensive.  It’s a nice, quiet moment that’s shattered by big explosions and machine gun fire and the general spreading of alarm and despondancy by Moffitt, Hitch, and Tully.

The Germans rush out (as does Roberts) and Perkins slips on the roof, making some noise and sending the spotlight’s beam directly on him and Troy.  Dietrich is about to fire on them (really, Dietrich?) when Roberts jumps on him.  The commandant then shoots Roberts in the back and when Roberts tries to shoot him, he shoots Roberts again, killing him. (That sentence was quite a mouthful, wasn’t it?)  Troy and Perkins slip away with the other Rats and, after checking to see if Roberts is alive, Dietrich walks away as well.  Leaving Roberts lying dead on the ground, sirens wailing and fires blazing in the background.  It’s a poignant end to the episode, or would be if the tag scene wasn’t the actual end.

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I assume they’re making Roberts out to be some sort of Christ-like figure.  Doesn’t really work, but whatever.

Because the tag scene, while it has a quiet bit where Perkins and Troy give Roberts a literal moment of silent remembrance, ends with cheery music and joking between Troy and Hitch.  Quite jarring when you consider the gravity of what all just happened.  But oh well.  Rat Patrol can’t be serious for too long. (Also, if Hitch has lost his glasses, why is he the one driving?)

Other random observations:

  • Dietrich is mean for much of this episode.  I’m wondering if it’s because of the nasty commandant’s influence.  The way he treated Perkins and lied to Troy and all that…ouch.
  • ‘That Tiny World’ makes another appearance in ‘Fatal Reunion’, though only the instrumental version.  It’s a nice touch to an already sad scene.
  • One of my only complaints about this episode is that it focuses mostly on Troy (by far my least favorite Rat) and there isn’t enough Moffitt and Tully.  Not nearly enough.  But this episode is so good in other regards that I can excuse that.

 

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#jeepaesthetic

Have you seen this episode of Rat Patrol? (Or any episodes of the show?)

Eva

the zombie apocalypse tag

Found this tag over at Hammock of Books and since I’m feeling sick and this tag looks easy/fun, I obviously had to do it.

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Rules:

~Choose 5 books
~Randomly set up your books in order
~Flip to a random page in the book and write down the first two names you see
~Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them
~Cry at how doomed you are

Books chosen:

~Cloaked by Rachel Kovaciny
~Cinder by Marissa Meyer
~Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
~A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes
~The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

First Person To Die: Mary Rose (Cloaked).  How did this happen!  Mary Rose is an intelligent and swift young girl.  If the zombies take her down so quickly, there’s absolutely no hope for the rest of us.

The First Person You Trip To Escape the Zombies: Jubilee (Cloaked).  Ouch.  Tripping an elderly woman so that I can make my escape.  Just…wow, Eva.

The Person Who Trips You To Escape the Zombies: Cinder (Cinder).  I can actually kinda see Cinder doing this and I’m not sure what that says about her.  Suffice to say that her survival instinct is strong and she was probably angry about the next category.

The First Person To Turn Into A Zombie: Kai (Cinder).  Awwww.  I like Kai. (Not as much as Wolf or Jacin, but I do like him.) *sigh*

The Team Idiot: Peeta (Catching Fire).  WHAT?!  I guess we’re dealing with drugged/brainwashed Peeta, then, because Peeta is not an idiot. (Except when his love for Katniss makes him do foolish things, but Katniss isn’t on our team so, yeah, it doesn’t make sense.)

The Brains of the Group: Effie (Catching Fire).  Why, oh why couldn’t Effie and Peeta’s positions be switched?  That would make so much more sense.  At least Effie would make sure we all kept moving at a steady clip.

The Team Medic: Jude (A Time to Die).  Does he know anything about healing?  It’s been a while since I read ATtD and I can’t remember. *shrugs*

The Weapons Expert: Willow (A Time to Die).  Yep, we’re dead.  Willow’s never even held a weapon in her life when Parvin first meets her (IIRC).

The Brawler: Hans (The Book Thief).  No, no, no.  Hans isn’t a brawler!  He’s one of the sweetest, gentlest, kindest men you’ll ever meet in a book.

The Team Leader: Max (The Book Thief).  Max is a brawler, but I can’t reeeally see him leading everyone.

My Zombie Team is: Mary Rose, Jubilee, Cinder, Kai, Peeta, Effie, Jude, Willow, Hans, and Max.  Our strengths would definitely be Cinder, Peeta, Jude, and Max.  But I don’t think we’d last too long.

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If you want to do this tag, go ahead!  It’s quite fun.

Eva

mini movie reviews {#8}

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) – Sweet and charming and heartwarming.  Not unlike young Timothy himself.  And Lin-Manuel Miranda plays a bit role. (I’m not a fan, but I know tons of people are, so…yeah.)

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The 300 Spartans (1962) – This movie scarred me as a child because THEY ALL DIED.  It’s still sad, but also a great and enjoyable piece of entertainment.  I think a part of me always wanted to be Ellas and have Leonidas as my uncle.

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The Trouble With Harry (1955) – Another Hitchcock film to check off my list!  This one wasn’t quite as good as some of his others, but it was still lots of [morbid] fun.

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House of Wax (1953) – Speaking of morbid…this one actually made me and my siblings laugh quite a bit because it’s so dramatic and serious and gory but not really.  Vincent Price is something else again and I’m not sure if I mean that in a complimentary way or not.

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TRON (1982) – I’m sorry, guys.  I just don’t understand why this is such a beloved classic.  I realize that the CGI was revolutionary in its time, but it made my mom nauseous and the plot is so boring.  (‘TRON: Legacy’ is still kind of boring, but at least it’s cool to look at.)  It was interesting to see Jeff Bridges as his younger self, since before ‘TRON’ I’d only ever seen him as an older guy.

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The Borrowers (1997) – Great for a one-time viewing, but I can’t see myself re-watching it any time soon.

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Chariots of Fire (1981) – After reading For the Glory, I was very interested in watching ‘Chariots of Fire’ again to see how accurate Ian Charleson’s portrayal of Liddell was.  It was pretty good, with just a few rough patches here and there – my favorite moment was the message he preached after that one race because it sounded just like what one of Liddell’s sermons would be. (See here for an awesome bit of trivia about said scene.)

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The Hurt Locker (2008) – Still not entirely sure what the point of the movie was, but Jeremy Renner was amazing.  Pretty bleak film, though, and one that I’m not sure I’ll ever watch again.

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Lilies of the Field (1963) – I still have that “Amen” song running through my head.  IT WON’T LEAVE.  This is a lovely little film that made me want to read the book it’s based on as well.

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Mr. Holmes (2015) – Ian McKellen is incredible.  To still be acting at his age and doing such a first-rate job of it.  This movie is a little forgettable, but his performance is not.

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Jumanji (1995) – Another childhood classic that I didn’t actual watch while a child.  Still, I liked it quite a bit.  The one thing that saved ‘Jumanji’ from being one of those ‘well, that was okay but I’ll probably never watch it again’ was the ending.  I really dug the ending.

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2005) – All style and no substance.

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Anna and the King (1999) – Before seeing this, I said “Whoever plays the king will never be able to come close to Yul Brynner” and I almost had to eat those words because Chow Yun-Fat did an excellent job.  Some people say that this movie is boring, but I didn’t find it so at all.  And I liked that Louis had a larger role than in ‘The King and I’ because Tom Felton. (I think I’m the only non-Harry Potter watching person who’s also a big Tom Felton fan.)

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Have you seen any of these films and, if so, do you agree with my opinion of them?  What movies have you watched lately?

Eva

the liebster award (again!)

Victoria over at the The Book Wyrm awarded me with the Liebster Award and her questions for the awardees were so fun that I readily agreed to suffer through the whole ‘eleven random things about myself’ requirement. 😛

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Rules:

~Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award. (Check.)
~Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you. (Will do.)
~Give 11 random facts about yourself. (Likewise.)
~Nominate 11 blogs. (Not doing this.  I’ve already nominated fellow bloggers for this award and I don’t read too many blogs.)
~Notify those blogs of their nomination. (See above.)
~Give them 11 questions to answer. (I’ll be doing this, but anyone can answer the questions on their blog or in the comments.)

Victoria’s questions:

1. What is your favorite time period for fiction books to be set in?

I like so much historical eras that it’s a bit hard for me to narrow it down to just one.  WWII is a definite favorite.  But there’s also westerns and medieval and futuristic.  I’d probably go with westerns, though, if you forced me to decide.

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I also dig books set during Ancient times.

2. Fictional movies, or movies based off a real person?

Really depends on the movie.  There are several films I love that are based off real people – ‘The Young Victoria’, ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’…  Wait, what?  Ahem.  Anyway, yes, it mostly depends on the movie.

3. Favorite preacher/pastor? (e.g., Charles Spurgon, R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur.)

Um…my own pastor? 🙂  I also really liked the preacher at the winter camp my older siblings I went to in February.

4. Least favorite movie character?

I’m going to go with Alexander Pierce from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’.  He’s a character who I mentally scream at every time he’s on-screen.  So horrid. (I think my hatred of him mostly stems from that one scene with Bucky.  Oh, and when he shoots his housekeeper.)  He’s spoiled Robert Redford for me, too.

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Might want to go wash your hand now, Fury.  Like, a million times.

5. What do you think about Van Gogh’s paintings? (Just curious, I’ve heard differing opinions about them.)

I really like them!  Especially ‘Starry Night’ – love the colours in that one.

6. On a similar note, do you feel like Charles Dickens’ works are intriguing or dry?

Hmmm.  I definitely wouldn’t say that Dickens’ works/writing are dry, but at the same time I wouldn’t use the word ‘intriguing’ to describe them.  Basically, I’ve enjoyed the Dickens’ books I’ve read (especially A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations), but I do find him a somewhat long-winded writer.

7. Favorite language? (Even if you don’t understand a word of it.)

The Celtic languages and Hebrew.

8. Are you able eat white meat or grapes without inspecting them thoroughly first?

Well, if the grapes have already been taken off the vine and rinsed, I’m fine with popping a handful in my mouth without any inspection.  But I usually cut open white meat before serving/eating it to make sure it’s cooked.  So…yes and no?

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Legit, though.

9. Dream job?

Writer.  Oh, wait.  I already do that. *mentally high-fives with self*  Librarian would also be fun.

10. Favorite name?

Boy’s name: Dan.  Girl’s name: Katherine.

11. Thing you’re best at? (Or maybe thing people tell you you’re best at, even though you think you’re better at something else.) (And it has to be something NICE.)

I don’t think I’m the ‘best’ at anything.  I have seemed to have figured out the balance between reading swiftly and reading with comprehension, so I guess that’s something. (Actually, it’s not much of anything.  But that’s all I’ve got right now.)

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Um…YES.  I would love to read this fast. (Provided I could still enjoy what I read.)

Random facts:

1. I pronounce ‘gif’ as ‘jif’.

2. I pronounce ‘Celtic’ as ‘Keltic’.

3. I believe that the only good thing to come out of Flashpoint (see: ‘The Flash’, season 3) was Julian Albert.

4. I’ve read all of Katherine Reay’s published books.

5. One of my favorite movies is ‘The 300 Spartans’, which is sadly unknown and underappreciated. (Do watch it!)

6. I’m a cat person.

7. I’m sure I’m related to H.R. Wells, even though he’s fictional, because we both love coffee with roughly the same intensity.

8. I crave spoilers.

9. I’m becoming increasingly un-enamored with the YA genre as a whole.

10. Robin and Marian are my true OTP.  Like, sure I’ll have other ships, but I’ve come to the realization that Robin and Marian (in any book or movie or TV show) are my One True Pairing.

11. I think the Trixie Belden books are way better than Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Happy Hollisters, etc. (If you agree, let’s fangirl about Jim and bemoan our lack of filthy rich bffs in the comments!)

My questions:

1. Cats or dogs?

2. What will most quickly deter you from watching a movie – lots of bad language, sexual content, or violence?

3. Have you read any of Rosemary Sutcliff’s books and, if so, do you like her as an author?

4. How many siblings do you have?

5. If you could drink only one beverage for the rest of your life (with no adverse effects – like, if it’s a dehydrating drink like coffee), what would you chose?

6. What book were you excited to read but ended up letting you down?

7. What movie were you excited to watch but ended up letting you down?

8. Psych or Monk?

9. What is your least favorite name?

10. Classic dystopia (i.e., 1984, Brave New World, The Giver) or modern dystopia (i.e., The Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched)?

11. With the Disney-Fox merger, do you now consider Anastasia a Disney princess?

Tally-ho! (*weeps because of Jude and Solomon and the Out of Time series in general*)

Eva

little things {#15}

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~certain British accents

~cheesy Disney channel movies that are actually tons of fun

~little bros

~recognizing that one actor in whatever you’re watching

~asian salads

~weird puns

~[almost] all my favorite youtubers are now married

~big, thick, wonderful books

~planning to plan my twentieth birthday party

~cheese

~laughter

~water, which is the legit best

~NEVER FORGET THE OUTLAWS

~having a great church that I can attend every week

~skittles

~Pooh & Piglet’s friendship

Eva