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I’m back again with more fairy tale inspired fashion picks!

Today’s post is inspired by Belle from Beauty and the Beast, both from the written story, the Disney film, and the ABC show Once Upon A Time because I love all of them!

I’ve taken a lot from the classic Disney film as it was my favorite when I was like 6, but I’ve tried to incorporate some modern looks as well.

I hope you enjoy!

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Cameo Red Rose Antique Brass Ring; $15

Image 4 of ASOS Pinafore Dress With Buckles

ASOS Pinafore Dress with Buckles; $36.22 (sale price!)

Once Upon A Time ULTIMATE Storybrooke Main Characters Bracelet

Once Upon A Time Characters Bracelet; $26.69

BLUE cape Wool Cape Cashmere coat BLUE coat double breasted button coat winter coat Hood cloak Hoodie cape Hooded Cape/ FM003D

Blue Wool Cape Coat; $108

red rose earrings - red rose studs - red rose jewelry - red rose - rose earrings - rose jewelry - rose studs - red earrings - red studs

Red Rose Stud Earrings; $6

Long Pini Dress by Boutique; £65.00

NARS - Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in “Mexican Rose;” $24

Ruffled stretch-silk dress by Catherine Malandrino

Catherine Malandrino Ruffled Stretch Silk Dress; $238

What do you imagine Belle wearing?

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Resident Evil: Retribution Poster

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a lovely day! I’m super excited because I get to go see Resident Evil:Retribution today! On another hand, I am kind of bummed that I missed International Chocolate Lover’s Day (or something) which was on Wednesday. Any old excuse to eat more chocolate is fine by me! Anyhow, today’s fashion finds are inspired by Claire Redfield (movie and video game versions!). I hope you enjoy and let me know if you’ll be watching the film or not or how it was if you already saw it last night.

Nora James Leather Double Strap Harness Belt

 

Nora James Leather Double Strap Harness Belt; $179

I feel like this one should be on both this post and my previous post for fashion finds inspired by Alice (which you can see – here!) because they’ve both technically worn harnesses, but alas, I didn’t think of it until now. Isn’t this one lovely though?!

Urban Decay - Naked Palette

Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette; $50

Honestly, who doesn’t want this palette? It’s the perfect palette for any day every day makeup looks. I can’t count the ways and days I’ve pined for this one! Plus, I think it’s so appropriate for Claire because she looks so natural.

Beige Scoop Neck Tank Top; £6.00

Gotta have those basics! Claire wears a lot of earthy tones and beige colors so this is a great piece to highlight that. Plus, it’s super affordable and looks comfy which you really need to be if you’re out to kill some zombies, you know?

Simply Flawless Pressed Powder

Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty – Simply Flawless Pressed Powder; $24

Tripp NYC -Fishnet Underlay Jeans in Black – $65

I’ve seen Claire with ripped jeans in almost every Resident Evil. Though it’s not too prominent in the VG version of her; in the VG she actually sports ripped jean shorts instead, but I like this look better, especially with how these have the fishnet underlay. It’s punk chic!

Beige Notch Lapel Biker PU Leather Zip Vest

Beige Notch Lapel Biker PU Leather Zip Vest; $36.16

I love the sort of punk biker look that Claire has in the films. She looks so improvised, but it really works. I love the down to earth, yet punky look they give her!

Red Beige Pocket Scoop Neck Lace Back Vest

Faded Coral Scoop Neck Tank; $27

Again, with the basics. Every female (and males too, actually) almost always has some kind of casual tank on at some point. Basic earthy tones really seem to be the look of Claire (at least in my mind).

Knitted Cord Bracelets - Set of four in Chocolate and Caramel Brown Shades

Knitted Cord Cuff Bracelet; $33.88

As I said, earth tones seem to be a theme with Claire in the films for me. And it could be that it’s just me, but whatever, I really like it!

So that’s all for my Claire Fashion Finds; what do you guys think?

Is there anything in particular that you imagine Claire Redfield to be wearing ?

Will you be going out to see Resident Evil:Retribution tonight like me?

With the impending release of Resident Evil: Retribution, I thought it was very appropriate to do one of my Fall Fashion Finds for 2012 posts with this theme! After all, Alice has such inspiring and uniquely practical fashion in all the films and I love her style, especially all the boots!  So, in my excitement for yet another Resident Evil and more craziness from the insane minds of the Umbrella Corporation, Here are My Fall Fashion Finds for 2012 – Inspired by Alice from the awesome films (she doesn’t exist in the video games or books) :

BILLIE - Front View

Dr. Martens BILLIE Boots in Black – $120

Resident Evil Set of 3 Interchangable Handblown T Virus, G Virus and G Vaccine Capsule Shield Necklace

Resident Evil Set of 3 Interchangable Handblown T Virus, G Virus and G Vaccine Capsule Shield Necklace; $50

Rivets Detail Knee Leggings

Rivets Detail Knee Leggings; $29.25

Tarte - NeutralEYES Volume II Natural Eye Palette

Tarte NeutralEYES Volume II Natural Eye Palette; $44

Biohazard Earrings

Biohazard Earring Studs; $15

BKE Lace Trim Tank Top

BKE Lace Trim Tank Top; $11.50

Lace Fringe Cuff in Black

Heather Gardner – Lace Fringe Cuff in Black; $138

Estée Lauder ‘Pure Color – Quick Thick’ Eyeliner – Punker; $21.50

Rare  Lace Peplum Military Dress; £50.00

..And just for fun…

ZDK 1 Zombie Defense Kit

ZDK 1 Zombie Defense Kit; $700

Are you guys as excited to see Resident Evil:Retribution as I am?!

So after spending last weekend at the beach, we had a mini road trip to get there and spent the majority of it down memory lane – listening to old songs from when we were kids, teens, etc. It made me think about how much has changed, how some songs are still great or catchy or both, how some songs are still cheesy, and how some are just plain funny or fun. Either way, it was such a blast to enjoy old favorites and see who could remember all the lyrics to them. So, I made up a list of some of my favorites, some that make me laugh or remember old times, and some that just represent the time really well. I hope you enjoy them, whether you’re old enough to remember them or you find some new favorites!

[Links all go to YouTube Videos of the Songs]

Spice Girls – “Spice Up Your Life”

Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life”

Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Aaliyah – “Are U That Somebody?”

The Verve – “Bittersweet Symphony”

Aqua – “Barbie Girl”

Missy Elliott – “The Rain”

N’Sync – “Bye Bye Bye”

TLC – “Waterfalls”

Los Del Rio – “Macarena”

Eiffel 65 – “I’m Blue”

Tupac – “Changes”

Jewel – “Who Will Save Your Soul?’

Violent Femmes – “Blister in the Sun”

Seal – “Kiss From A Rose”

Hanson “Mmm’ Bop”

Sisqo -“Thong Song”

Christina Aguilera – “What A Girl Wants”

Sade – “Smooth Operator”

Eminem – “My Name Is…”

ATC – “Around the World (La La La)”

Puff Daddy Ft. Mase – “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems”

Sarah McLachlan – “Building A Mystery”

Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”

Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”

Outkast – “Hey Ya”

N’Sync – “Tearin’ Up My Heart”

C&C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”

Beck – “Loser”

Spice Girls – “Wannabe”

Oasis – “Wonderwall”

Destiny’s Child -“Say My Name”

Radiohead – “Creep”

 

I can always count on my fellow bloggers to inspire me with their posts. It’s not like I’m trying to copy them or imitate what they do, but sometimes, you just know that they’ve done something you want to do once you see them do it because it looks like fun. So that’s what I’m doing here after reading this post from Beauty and the Best of the Rest. If you haven’t read her post or don’t follow her yet, definitely do because she writes fantastic posts that never fail to interest and amuse me. Anyhow, on with the post!

lot of things annoy me. Maybe I’m just a B, but there just seems to be a long list of crap that annoys me. Although I’m sure this isn’t everything, here are some of the top things that get on my nerves and excuse me ahead of time if it’s a bit long winded.

1. When Unqualified People Try To Give You Advice. Seriously. Just don’t do it. I have had so many issues with this. Whether I vaguely mention I’ve been working out and trying to lose some pounds or someone finds out my boyfriend is a type 1 diabetic, they’re all so ready to dish out advice and all I have to say is this – please just do us all a favor and shut the hell up. If you’re not a specialist in that area (personal trainer, medical specialist), then don’t offer up advice. Don’t tell me that you have a friend who just walked and lost 1,000 lbs. Seriously? She did? I’m sure that will solve all of my problems if I just walked! You know, because I’ve been sitting on my arse this whole time not doing anything. And mentioning that fruit is so high in calories is just ignorant. Eating fruit never made anyone fat; I’m just saying. And telling me about your uncle or auntie or cousin or friend’s friend who is a diabetic who lost their limb or eye or died? That’s just annoying and horrifying and rude. I don’t care or want to know about it and I don’t want any advice or recommendations for my boyfriend to get on a raw food diet, paleo, or any crap like that. And don’t ask me if I’m worried about him losing limbs because what kind of question is that anyway? 

2. When People Make Eye Contact and Then Try To Cut In Front Of Me In Lines (Queues). Yes, you. I see you standing in my peripheral and no you can’t cut in. This especially annoys me if it’s a group of people or a family of five. What kind of classlessness do you have to have to blankly stare at me (or all 5 if you, if that were the case) as you try to cut in? Just stop being a jerk and get in line properly. Thanks. 

3. When People Are Super Loud In Public. This especially bugs me if it’s late at night or in the cinema. Yelling, laughing and generally being obnoxious to the point where I can’t hear myself speak is just ridiculous. 

4. Politicians Who Act Like They Can Relate To Ordinary Citizens. This one gets me yelling at the TV. Why do rich politicians try so hard to act like they know what the heck we’re going through? Unless you actually do, shut up and fly away in your private jet. 

5. Negative Nancies. This is one of the most annoying things ever. If I get excited about something new that I’m doing and someone says ‘oh you know, that is so hard to accomplish…there is so much competition..’ I hate this. Who are you to tell me what I can and can’t do? This sort of negative response only fuels my ambitions more because I know that I can do whatever I choose to. Screw you for not believing in me; I’ll remember not to thank you when I finally reach my goals. 

6. People Who Let Their Kids Crawl, Walk or Fall All Over the Place In Stores . Please watch your children! The other day I actually saw a kid crawling into the window display of a store. What the heck? Seriously? Watch your kids! 

7. When Sales People Address My Boyfriend Not Me For Purchasing Cars, Opening Bank Accounts, or Paying the Check At A Restaurant Even Though I Am the One Inquiring. I am an independent woman (cue music here). No, but seriously, I am. I buy my own things, pay my bills, work for a living, etc. So I don’t know why (and this happens often), but every time I do something with my boyfriend like open a bank account, they always make him primary. Even if I am the one opening the account or buying the car with my money. It’s so annoying, sexist, discriminating, and downright wrong. 

8. Snobbery. Why are people so obsessed with being better than each other? Why is this a priority in life? Who the hell cares if you have multiple cars, a big house or think you’re better than me? By the way, you’re not and no one cares. 

9. Crying Babies In A Movie Theater – Why are you bringing your newborn to a dark movie theater? I’m not a baby hater, but seriously, it’s not appropriate and no one appreciates missing half the film because of your screaming baby.

10. When Drivers Drive As Slow As Possible In Front Of You, But Speed Up the Moment You Try To Pass Them. Really?

11. The Housewives of Anywhere… I don’t understand this obsession with rich psychotic women who live somewhere and fight with each other. 

12. When People Have Some Mind Block on Pronouncing My Name or Even Getting It Right. I’ve been called Tatiana, Taianna, Tania, Tanya, Tonya, Tationa. I don’t get it; my name is spelled phonetically -just sound it out! Tea-Anna. That’s all. It’s easy. 

13. People Who Text Illiterately. As in ‘Hay gurl, wut u up 2? I noeeee ryyyte! Heehee.” You sound like a complete tool. Just stop being lazy and type the word. 

Okay so after that, I hope you all don’t hate me for my views, but they are what they are and it’s perfectly okay if you don’t agree. I try not to get to political or controversial on this blog because I mostly blog how to improve and enrich lives and that really has no relevancy to politics or anything so I haven’t had an opportunity. That being said, again I hope you’re not angry, but if you are I am sorry to have offended you, but I also want to mention that this is tolerance. I accept you and I hope you can accept me as well.

Do comment! I’d love to debate or chat about it, if you like.

Thanks for reading.

I originally did this post where my fashion finds were inspired by Lisbeth Salander and I’ve had a lot of fun finding pieces this way so I decided to do a series of these with different female characters that I like from books, films, etc. for inspiration.

This time the pieces are inspired by Katniss Everdeen.

Katniss is strong, self-sufficient, tough, skilled, resilient, beautiful, and intelligent. She is another one who doesn’t let other people define or control her and she makes her own way. I love that about her. Some of the pieces are inspired by the books and some inspired by the film. I hope you enjoy!

Dune Tye Leather Button Detail Block Heel Riding Boots, Brown, by John Lewis; £170

Izod NZ Lambskin Leather Scuba Jacket; $129

Button Point A-Line Dress

SUVINSHOP Button Point A-Line Dress; $50

Brooch---GOLDEN The Hunger Games Inspired Mockingjay brooch with a pin at the back

Mockingjay Pin; $2.99

Silver and Black Tank Top Shirt

Silver & Black Tank Top; $29

Khaki Heavy Weight Treggings, Black – £18.00

Hunger Games - Katniss Everdeen Bow and 3 Arrows

Bow & Arrow; $79

Clementine Draped Overlay Maxi Dress; $119.99

Coffee Bean Cowl Scarf by KnotaGeek; $25

I absolutely love the Millennium series, better known as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. I know there’s a lot of controversy about it since the films have been released, but I still love the character of Lisbeth Salander. Not because I’m, as some bloggers have put it – “trying to turn a rape victim into a fashion statement” – but rather because I think that Lisbeth Salander is such a great representation of a courageous women. It’s because she is a victim of a lot of things, but she doesn’t become a victim or lie down in defeat ever that people love her so much. I’m not discrediting or discounting the seriousness of rape in any way, but I am saying that I (and likely many others) admire the character of LS because she defies her circumstance. She is more than she appears to be. She is intelligent, prodigal, beautiful (though she doesn’t think so), brave, talented, and honorable. And she does it all without the help of anyone. She is a survivor and I think that’s why a lot of women (and probably men too) admire her so much. Just as an FYI, these fashion picks are based more on the books than the films, though I did put some pieces in that reference them. So, with that being said, this is just a fun post on what I imagine LS fashion to be like and I’ve also used the films as reference. Also, since fall is almost here (thank goodness!), I feel like all the scarves, pants and things are finally appropriate to post on..and because I also love the scarf + leggings combo look a lot! Try not to take it too seriously (for all you critics out there ;-)).

17 inch Laptop Bag for Men - Gray

17″ Gray Laptop Bag by HMMills; $89

Genuine Leather Leggings

Genuine Leather Leggings by UrsaMinorStudio; $144.51

NARS Fall 2012 Collection – Storm Bird – $18

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Salander Spirals Short- Black Wood Fake Gauges

Fake Gauge GWTDT Black Wooden Spiral Earrings by TribalStyle; $24

ANONYMOUS inspired  Matrix  Morpheus quote to Neo Black T Shirt Free US Shipping

Anonymous T-Shirt by DiosElGato; $19.95

Custom What Would Lisbeth Do Lisbeth Salander Girl With The Dragon Tattoo leather cuff bracelet

“What Would Lisbeth Do?” GWTDT Leather Cuff Bracelet by SwellDameInc; $10

Antonella hand-knitted babylama benie

AIAYU Hand Knitted Beanie; EUR 95

Image 1 of Illamasqua SS12 Human Fundamentalism Palette

Illamasqua SS12 Human Fundamentalism Eye Shadow Palette; $51.09

Knitted truffle brown camel scarf

Knitted Truffle Brown Camel Scarf by Foldi; $60

Dr. Martens Eye Marcie Wedge Boot; $129

J Brand The Brix Racer Zip Vintage Cargo Skinny Pants – Evergreen – € 360,00

Ballet Pink Satin Soft Bra & Panties Set Made to Order

Ballet Pink Satin Bra & Panties Set; $85

Obey Womens Jealous Lover Hooded Jacket; $108

JETT FAUX LEATHER LEGGING BLK

Jett Faux Leather Legging Black – $24

What do you think of the stuff I picked out?

What do you think Lisbeth Salander would wear?

Top 25 Recommended Movies / Asian Dramas To Watch This Summer!

I haven’t really mentioned it much, but I LOVE movies.

Any genre, whatever, if there’s a good story involved, I will watch it.

I tried to make the list pretty varied so there’s something for everyone as I know not everyone like every genre of movie. Just a heads up, I also included some Asian dramas (Korean and Taiwanese), but you can watch them online for free for the most part. I’ve put the links below! I hope you enjoy!

(The list is from Top to to Bottom, Left to Right.)

  1. In Time With You – This is a Taiwanese drama about a woman who turns 30 and dreads the inevitable old age to come, especially everyone’s judgments about her single life, her career, etc. and seeks someone to share her life with. With her high school best friend, she faces life’s ups and downs. Don’t want to ruin the story too much so you can read the synopsis and watch the entire drama online for free – here!
  2. The Adjustment Bureau – What if your entire life was predetermined? Everything is going according to plan for one man until he meets the love of his life…but being with her is not in the plan according to the Adjustment Bureau. Check out the trailer – here!
  3. Shaolin – This is a really incredible martial arts film based on the warlords of China and its history. Warlords cruelly oppress Chinese villagers while peaceful monks attempt to make their life and the life of their people more comfortable under warlord rule. Among that, this story follows one warlord’s life after his is destroyed by his own selfish desire for power. Check out the trailer – here!
  4. The Millennium Series / Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Films – The books and movies are both awesome. Whether you read the books, watch the original Swedish films or see the new American version, all of them are awesome. If you are a woman, you will enjoy it purely for it’s message of women empowerment. You can watch the whole series of the Swedish version (in Swedish with subs) on Netflix otherwise check out the American version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – here!
  5. Autumn’s Concerto – This is one of my favorite Taiwanese dramas. It centers on a girl who loses her father as a young child and then lives her life with her stepmother, working at a local university. There she meets the university president’s son, an arrogant boy obsessed with proving to the world how superficial women are and that they only care for money until he has a change of heart. Read the synopsis and watch it online for free – here!
  6. Dark Knight Rises (Batman series) – The last in the Batman series reboot by Christopher Nolan. If you haven’t seen the series, definitely check it out. It’s the best of the Batman movies, in my opinion. Check out the Dark Knight Rises trailer – here!
  7. Hi, My Sweetheart – This is a really cheesy romantic comedy Taiwan drama. It focuses on a girl with a bad reputation and a geeky boy attending college, posing as a poor student to protect his identity when in fact he’s a billionaire heir. They date all years of their college careers and he decides to propose to her and tell her his true identity on the night of their graduation. He waits for her, but she gets into an accident and is put in the hospital. Thinking he’s been snubbed and dumped, he holds a grudge and vows to take revenge on her and all women by becoming and attractive player of women. Read the synopsis and watch this one online for free – here!
  8. Mirrormask – An animated family film, it tells the story of a girl living life on the road as her parents run a circus, but she hates it and wants to join real life. One night she dreams of two world ruled by light and dark queens. Difficult to explain this one! Check out the trailer – here!
  9. Personal Taste – A famed architect’s daughter lives in his masterpiece of a house. She gets a guy roommate after needing to pay off debts, but what she doesn’t know is he is also an architect trying to figure out the secret brilliance of the house she lives in so he can use the ideas on his current project. Also, she thinks he’s gay, but he’s not. Confusing, hilarious drama. Check out the synopsis and drama online – here!
  10. Pan’s Labyrinth – Real life fairy tales are not all sunshine and daisies. Set in 1940’s fascist Spain, one little girl’s wishes for fairy tales to be real come true when her mother gets sick and a faun visits her in her room, informing her she is a princess, but she must first prove herself through a series of trials. See the trailer – here!
  11. Boys Over Flowers – One of my favorite Korean dramas, this one is about average girl Jan Di, a girl who is afraid of no one and who saves the life of one private schoolboy trying to commit suicide after being bullied by the F4 (four richest boy students in the school). As thanks, the private school offers her a scholarship to the school, but she soon finds herself being bullied by the cruel F4 as well, but refuses to let them see her affected and continues to stand up to them no matter what. It’s a long story, but I really enjoy it! Read the better than I can summarize synopsis and watch it free – here!
  12. The Painted Veil – Based in 1920’s-1930’s London and China, Kittie is becoming an old maid and a burden to her parents so she marries scientist, Walter, who is obviously in love with her to get away from them. Not satisfied with their marriage, she cheats on him, but they end up staying together and venturing to China to help with a cholera epidemic while also trying to repair their relationship and start fresh. See the trailer – here!
  13. Year Of the Rain – Based on the typhoon Morakot that devastated Taiwan in 2009 and left millions homeless overnight, this short drama tells the tale of one girl orphaned by the typhoon who goes to live with her aunt and uncle in order to start her life over. Check out the synopsis and watch it free – here!
  14. Eulogy – This is a dark comedy staring Zooey Deschanel and many others. A family with many brothers and sisters, their father has just passed away. They come together after many years apart to deal with the awkward funeral and his estate. Check out the funny trailer – here!
  15. The Stoning Of Soraya M. – If you’re a woman, you should watch this. It’s based on  the true story of Soraya, a woman falsely accused of adultery in Iran, the punishment of which is death by stoning. Check out the trailer – here!
  16. Anti-Trust – Prodigal programmer best friends, Teddy and Milo, are both offered high paying jobs at NURV ( think Microsoft), but only Milo takes the offer while Teddy stays in their hometown to start up his own business. After the strange murder of Teddy, Milo starts to get suspicious that his death is not what it seems. Check out the trailer – here!
  17. A Good Year – British investment banker cares only for money, but after his uncle passes away he must travel to France to settle his estate. There, he meets Fani, a hard-to-get woman and a different kind of life that has nothing to do with money. Check out the trailer – here!
  18. Forgetting Sarah Marshall – A really hilarious comedy! Peter and Sarah break up. A devastated Peter ventures to Hawaii to forget about her and pick up the pieces, but discovers she’s also there vacationing with her new British popstar boyfriend, Aldous Snow. See the trailer – here!
  19. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – What would happen if you could erase unpleasant memories of past relationships? Clementine and Joel have broken up and Clementine decides to get her memory of their relationship erased. Joel finds out she’s had this procedure done and decides to get it done as well, but during the procedure, he changes his mind. Check out the trailer – here!
  20. R-Point – Seriously one of the scariest movies! Current day soldiers receive a distress call from R-Point, but when they get there, no one is to be found. They start seeing old fashioned looking soldiers and their soldiers disappear and then turn up dead. Don’t watch this movie at night; it seriously freaked me out LOL. Check out the trailer – here!
  21. The Lookout – Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a guy affected by brain damage who works at a bank as a local janitor. Everything changes when he is propositioned to be the lookout and help criminals rob the bank he works at. Check out the trailer – here!
  22. 10th Kingdom – If you enjoy the show Once Upon A Time, you may like this mini series! It originally aired on NBC, but it’s now available on DVD. It’s a little cheesy and a little dated , but the creative costume and set design is awesome and the ultimate story is fantastic. Virginia is a waitress who lives with her janitor father in NYC. Everything changes when they are forced to travel to another dimension where fairy tales are real and they must help a prince (who has been turned into a dog) find and defeat the evil queen before she takes over the 9 kingdoms. Check out the trailer for that – here!
  23. Love Me If You Dare – A very quirky French film, two best friends grow up together and continuously dare each other to do ridiculously crazy things. As they grow older, they grow apart, but manage to come together to do even more insane dares as time passes and realize they have been in love all along..or something. It’s a really crazy story so just watch the trailer LOL. Check it out – here!
  24. Brick – Brendan ventures into a ring of underground crime after his ex-girlfriend goes missing in order to find out what happened to her. Check out the trailer – here!
  25. Donnie Darko – Donnie seems like a typical high school student, but he’s anything but. Mentally troubled, prescribed many pills by his psychiatrist and often sleep walking and waking up in random places in his town, he begins to see a man dressed in a creepy rabbit suit who tells him what to do, some of which is not always pleasant. It gets complicated, but it deals a lot with time, space and you can’t always tell whether Donnie’s dreaming, hallucinating or what. It’s really good, really creepy and makes you think about life. Check out the trailer – here!

I hope you check out some of these films and enjoy them!

If you have any questions about anything in particular, feel free to comment, otherwise let me know if you watch any of these and what you thought!

Any films you can recommend to me?

I’m always up for new films to watch!

I am an HP Nerd with Madness and A Need to Experiment.

Read on for a rambling, ranting, unrelated to beauty post!

So, I’ve officially gone off the deep end and decided to write this post, not because I am completely mad, but because I feel it should definitely be written in order to be honest with all of my readers, lurkers, and all you lingering shyly in the corner! ;-P

I just wanted to say, “Hello, My name is Tianna, and I am a Harry Potter fan.”

PHEW!

Okay!

It feels so good to get that off my chest!

Now if I make odd book and film references, you all won’t be surprised, right?

Right!

Anyhow, yes I am a HUGE fan.

Still.

At 23 years old.

And no chance of abating so you may as well get used to this kookiness.

Anyone who knows me knows this about me and now you do too.

Harry Potter was such an enormous part of my childhood and I really feel that it’s something that only people from my generation who were there when the books first came out and read them throughout their adolescence will understand.

Understand that it was a series that inspired an entire generation of children and adults alike to read again.

Understand the wisdom of Albus Dumbledore and the bravery of Harry Potter and his friends.

Understand the ideals behind the series that true fans strive to bring into their lives daily – courage in adversity, overcoming obstacles, fighting “for the greater good”, feeling compassion and remorse, defying the odds, taking that one big leap into uncharted territory and off on a big adventure, integrity, intelligence, kindness, humor, and loyalty to friends.

If you’ve never read a Harry Potter book and had the magic touch you, you are missing some major magic in your life!

See what I mean about kookiness?

It’s like how going to Disneyland turns anyone into an optimistic child for a day, so too does the magical world of Harry Potter fill you with adventure, magic, hope, and bravery.

At this point, you may all be wondering how the hell I even got into beauty if I am such an apparent geek.

Hmm, well I’m a girl and we have multiple likes and dislikes and there you have it!

I feel I am getting nowhere with this post so instead of trying to explain my love for Harry Potter, my admiration for J.K. Rowling and how Harry Potter has affected and shaped my life in many ways which really and truly cannot ever be put into enough words, I’ll let these quote images do the talking and leave you with…

“Turn to page 394!” (Snape in PoA)

and

“Mischief Managed!” (Fred + George in PoA)

It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew – and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents – that there was all the difference in the world.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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