"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Movie Review: Patton (1970)

Hello, everyone!

I hope that you are all staying safe! I have another movie review for you today, to squeeze one last on in while it is still April! I have been trying to watch a lot of Best Picture winners (Award given from the Oscars), and today I will be talking about the 1970 one! It was rather long, and not really my favorite but I'll let you read my review before I get ahead of myself.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning. This is spoiler free.

Patton (1970):
Based on: The true story of George S. Patton Jr. Along with Patton: Ordeal and Triumph - by Ladislas Farago & A Soldier's Story - by Omar N. Bradley.
'"Where were we?"
"We were talking about a simple old soldier."'
World War II is fully on and is raging across Europe. The U.S. has gotten involved and General George Patton, while under General Eisenhower, is in charge of hundreds of soldiers. His temper keeps knocking him down as he gets in trouble for various things, but he continues to plow on and comes up with strategies that seem impossible, but he pulls them off. The opposing side watches him constantly. Has war gotten into him?
"There's one big difference between you and me, George, I do this job because I was trained to do it, you do it because you love it."
Genre: War, Biography, Drama.
Length: approx. 172 minutes.
Costumes: 7, standard army uniforms, nothing extra.
Script: 4, there is a lot of swearing, name calling, and name taken in vain in here. I know that it is all supposed to be about Patton's "character" but yikes, there's a lot.
"Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance."
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner.
Written by: Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, Ladislas Farago, & Omar N. Bradley.
George C. Scott as General George S. Patton Jr.. "I'm my favorite general."
Karl Malden as General Omar N. Bradley.
Michael Bates as Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery.
Edward Binns as Major General Walter Bedell Smith.
Lawrence Dobkin as Colonel Gaston Bell.
Stephen Young as Captain Chester B. Hansen.
Michael Strong as Brigadier General Hobart Carver.
Frank Latimore as Lieutenant Colonel Henry Davenport.
Lionel Murton as Third Army Chaplain.
Morgan Paull as Captain Richard N. Jenson.
Karl Michael Vogler as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
James Edwards as Sergeant William George Meeks.
David Bauer as Lieutenant Gen. Harry Buford.
John Barrie as Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham.
Richard Muench as Colonel General Alfred Jodl.
Siegfried Rauch as Captain Oskar Steiger.
Paul Stevens as Lieutenant Col. Charles R. Codman.
Gerald Flood as Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder.
Jack Gwillim as General Sir Harold Alexander.
Peter Barkworth as Colonel John Welkin.
David Healy as Clergyman.
John Doucette as Major General Lucian Truscott.
Tim Considine as Soldier.
(I know, this cast looks huge, but I can't put a face to most of these names. Maybe only about five of them?)
Cinematography: 7, it is war, so a lot of explosions and things, which can get old, but there were some things that I thought was interesting. The most famous is the opening scene where it is Patton standing addressing soldiers with a huge flag behind him. I wasn't as impressive as I had expected, but okay.
Cinematography by: Fred J. Koenekamp.
Music: 7, I really like it, but it was hardly used! We got it during the opening and a little at the end, but that's pretty much it. I feel like if they added it more it would have given a bigger punch.
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith.
Quotes: 6, I was able to write several down, but since I watched this movie I haven't wanted to use any.
"Give George a headline and he's good for another 30 miles."
Oscars won: 7: Best Picture, Best Actor (it won, but George C. Scott refused the award), Best Director, Best Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced (well, that's a long category title), Best Sound, Best Art Direction, & Best Film Editing.
Content: 7, there are scenes with blood, some disgusting descriptions, smoking, death and killing. Being a war movie, you rarely can get away without those things, and there were some gruesome parts.
"It's too bad jousting has gone out of style."
Originality: 6, I don't know, I'm kind of burned out on war movies right now (I had been watching a lot of them). On all of the others there were bits that I liked, but with this...everything seemed like I'd seen it before, just not drug out to almost 3 hours. It is based on the real life of Patton, which was interesting to know about it now.
Good For: George C. Scott fans, anyone looking to watch all of the Best Picture winners, anyone who likes this genre.
Age Range: This is rated GP (which is equivalent to PG), and while the war elements aren't that bad, there is a ton of swearing. Maybe bump it up to PG-13 just for that. Plus, I don't know how many kids would be interested in this (I'll admit, it was pretty boring to me).
Overall Score: 5.
Bonus thoughts:
Sigh, I don't even know what to say about this. I don't like comparing movies to others (who am I kidding? I love to do that! This is why I'm a critic!) but that's what I'm going to do. The other two Best Picture winner war movies that I saw near this were The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) (I loved this one! A review will be coming!) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (was interesting, and I have thoughts).
All of these focus on the idea of how war can corrupt you. But, this one didn't do it as well.
My dad always talks about how great an actor George C. Scott is and wants me to agree with him, but I can't because I've only seen him in two movies (I have a system on who can be my favorite actor, a post on this is coming. Man, I have a lot of posts I need to get cracking on!) and from what I've heard of him, he's not really acting. He refused the Oscar for Best Actor claiming that the Oscars were "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons." His words, not mine. That sounds like Patton, so it doesn't sound like he was acting. It was an interesting character, of how Patton was so fascinated with history, and how he claimed to be a rather religious man but twisted what he thought was "God's will" into his own. One part he says that he has to be part of this war because God made him for this. This is actually the same fault and motivation that one of my favorite villains Claude Frollo (from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)) has, so it was interesting to see a whole movie about him.
It's not a bad movie by any means! I just am spoiled because I saw such other good ones first, hehe. You'll probably be surprised by this based on my ranting, but there were a few parts that touched me. My favorite part was General Omar N. Bradley, we was so great! He was there so you could compare his character arc to Patton's. He is such a sweet guy, I really liked him. You are probably beginning to see my pattern of how minor characters are almost always my favorite...
Overall, I'm glad that I can cross it off of my list, but I don't ever plan on seeing it again.

Your turn! Have any of you seen Patton (1970)? If so, I would love to discuss what you like and dislike about it! For the rest of you, what is your favorite Best Picture winner? Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Movie Review: The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

Hello to everyone!

Being inside is the time to watch movies, right? I have so many notes taken for so many movies, I can't wait to review them all for you! Actually, I have notes on over 85 different movies and books. Yep, kind of insane. My plan is to try to review the ones that I watched/read a while ago and work my way up to the newer ones. Sound like a plan?

This one is next on the list! I watched it back in August. When movies are based on books I usually like to read the book as well and be able to compare the two, and though this is based on a book, I'm not interested enough to read it. I have far too many other books that I do want to read!

Anyway enjoy my review!

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning. This is spoiler free!

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007):
Based on: The Jane Austen Book Club - by Karen Joy Fowler.
A lady comes up with the idea to start a book club to distract her friend from what she is going through. Because she loves Jane Austen she decides that they will only read her books! Six months, six people, six books. As the members read these works they find similarities to their lives and wonder, will they all get a happy ending?
"It's all Jane Austen all the time!"
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy.
Length: approx. 106 minutes.
Costumes: 5, standard clothing but a lot of low and short things.
Script: 7, there are some bad words, name calling, and using name in vain.
"Is not general incivility the essence of love?"
Directed by: Robin Swicord.
Written by: Karen Joy Fowler & Robin Swicord.
Maria Bello as Jocelyn.
Emily Blunt as Prudie.
Kathy Baker as Bernadette.
Amy Brenneman as Sylvia.
Hugh Dancy as Grigg.
Maggie Grace as Allegra.
Jimmy Smits as Daniel.
Kevin Zegers as Trey.
Marc Blucas as Dean.
Parisa Fitz-Henley as Corinne.
Lynn Redgrave as Mama Sky.
Myndy Crist as Lynne.
Nancy Travis as Cat.
Cinematography: 7, wasn't remarkable or that interesting.
Cinematography by: John Toon.
Music: 7, because I really don't remember any of what the score was.
Music by: Aaron Zigman.
Notes: There are some STAR WARS spoilers in this movie, so watch SW first.
Quotes: 7, every time my sister and I talk about Jane Austen we quote Grigg by saying, "That bother anyone else?"
Content: 3, there are some really suggestive words and actions as well as a part where I actually turned it off until it was past (if you know what I mean by my vagueness). It also deals with divorce and remarriage, talking about body parts, and smoking. Some of these are shown as bad and characters grow from that, but others it is shown as good? I do not like this. Not to be spoilers, but I have to put this for content warning for others. A character lives a lesbian lifestyle and everything with her involves that. I personally don't agree with those ideas of dealing with that, but I don't hate anybody either (which I feel is a common misconception). I plan to do a post more deeply on my thoughts in the future (might be weeks or months from now, I don't know) and I will link it here when I do.
Originality: 8. Everyone loves reading Jane Austen, right? It was fun to see people discussing the books!
Good For: I don't know! I don't really want to recommend this to Jane Austen fans because they might love it or hate it.
Age Range: This movie is PG-13, but I don't think they handled some things very well. This is definitely not clean. Maybe more like 15?
Overall Score: 5.
Bonus thoughts:
Honestly, most of my dislike of this movie is with the content. I had a fun time watching this with my sister because we are both huge Jane Austen fans and we were trying to figure out "who was who". Even though Pride & Prejudice is my favorite, it was refreshing to see a Jane Austen movie that focused on her other works more than that one. I had never seen Emily Blunt in a role like this, so that was a change.
Can we talk about the characters? My sister and I decided that we loved Grigg. He was hilarious and sweet! He was definitely our favorite part (but, we did not like one part with him. We were not happy, Bob, not happy.) I don't see myself ever watching this again, but it was fun for one afternoon. If it were cleaner or the consequences were more sever would I? Probably. Would I possibly just watch it for Grigg? Yeah. He made the whole movie worth it.

Your turn! Where are my Jane Austen fans? Have any of you seen this?
Thanks for reading!


Monday, April 27, 2020

The Marvel Heroes Movie Tag


I bet you are all tired of seeing me do tags, but this is the last one for this month. My remaining two posts will be movie reviews.

I am doing a tag that I have stolen that was created in December of 2017. Why the long wait? Well, it's about Marvel movies and I hadn't seen them all (or, any of them) at that time and I am pretty much caught up now. But why specifically today?
Hamlette, the creator, based it off of The Disney Princess Book Tag and I did a version of it on April 26th 2018 and a version on April 26th 2019.
You may say, "That's nice, MC, except that it isn't April 26th, it's April 27th." You are very observant. Well, these questions are really hard. I stayed up late last night trying to think of an answer to all of them, but decided that a nicely executed post a day late was better than a rushed and sloppy one at the last minute.

Enjoy my answers!

The Marvel Heroes Movie Tag:

Captain America: Name a movie with a "fish out of water" theme.

Weirdly enough, Edward Scissorhands (1990) is the only one coming to my mind.

Thor: Name a movie about learning to use power for the good of others.

To be honest, this was the last question that I answered because I could not figure out any to use. The only one I could think of was Henry from Ever After (1998). Finally, I broke and asked my sister. Guess what she said. Yep, Ever After (1998), so I'm going with it.

Iron Man: Name a movie about an inventor.

I love Caractacus Potts, so let's go with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)!

Incredible Hulk: Name a movie with a main character who has two sides to them.

This question, this question, really stumped me. I guess Madmartigan from Willow (1988) has a demanding, selfish side, then he has a brave warrior side, too? I'm grabbing at whatever I can here.

Hawkeye: Name a movie that involves archery.

Hawkeye is my favorite! Hamlette used Robin Hood (which is the perfect answer), so I'll go with my favorite Pixar movie, Brave (2012).

Black Widow: Name a movie about spies.

Jimmy Stewart has to be on this list somewhere, so here's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). Surprisingly enough, this took me FOREVER to think of.

Black Panther: Name a movie about royalty.

I'm drawing a blank, and the only one I can come up with is The Princess Diaries (2001).

Vision: Name a movie involving androids or robots.

R2-D2 and C-3PO are my favorites, so I'm gonna say the original STAR WARS.

Spider-man: Name a movie about teens.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) is the first Harry Potter movie where they are all teenagers.

Ant Man: Name a movie about thieves.

Ocean's 8 (2018).

Scarlet Witch: Name a movie with powerful female character.

Shall we switch universes and go to DC? Wonder Woman (2017). I like Scarlet Witch better, just so you know.

Dr. Strange: Name a movie where a character learns to be a better person.

This goes for a lot of movies (I mean, it's why we love them, right?) but I'm choosing Harold Hill who learns his lesson in The Music Man (1962).

Falcon: Name a movie with a great sidekick.

Can you have a better sidekick then Sam is to Frodo? No, no you cannot. Actually, all of the fellowship is really awesome.

Loki: Name a movie with an antagonist/villain who steals the show.

Pretty much every Disney villain, right? My personal favorite is Scar, so I'm going to say The Lion King (1994).

Agent Coulson: Name a movie where an ordinary character faces an extraordinary situation.

The Wizard of Oz (1939). Dorothy Gale is a pretty ordinary girl and she gets sucked into the magical world of Oz!

Peter Quill: Name a movie with a character who is more than they appear to be.

Beauty and the Beast [(2017) or (1991)]. The Beast might look like how he is described, but he has a heart of gold on the inside.

Gamora: Name a movie with a character who changes allegiances.

Gosh, this was so hard. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) kind of works because Hiccup changes his allegiance from the vikings to the dragons? This is all I can come up with!

Drax: Name a movie with a physically powerful character.

Hamlette used the 2014 Hercules, so I'm going to do the animated version! Hercules doesn't know his own strength so he sometimes knocks things over (like a town).

Groot: Name a movie with a character who doesn't talk much.

Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) doesn't talk at all.

Rocket: Name a movie with a talking animal.

Cats & Dogs (2001). It took awhile for me to decide whether to put this in the spies or talking animal group, but as you can see I decided to pair it with Rocket.

Thanks to Hamlette for creating this! I hope you all enjoyed reading this! Stay safe!


Thursday, April 23, 2020

A Shakespeare's Birthday Tag!

'Ello to all of the World!

As today is the supposed birthday of William Shakespeare, "The Bard", PioneerGirl over at The Tearoom created this tag and nominated me! This tag reminds me of one I did for a Shakespeare Blog Party, but it has been awhile so I have new answers.

The Rules:
1. Answer truthfully, "Thou canst not then be false to any man." {I just put that as a rule because I wanted to use the quote. hee hee!}
2. Tag at least three people and let them know that they've been tagged. "For he today who does this tag with me shall be my brother..."
3.Link back to the person who tagged you and post a link to your post in the comments of this post, because I want to read your answers and "There never was yet philosopher who could endure the toothache patiently."

The Questions:
1. What was the first exposure you ever had to Shakespeare?

An outdoor play when I was very young. The Merry Wives of Windsor, perhaps? But it was a while before I comprehended who Shakespeare was and that all these plays were written by him.

2. How many of Shakespeare's plays have you seen?

Oh gosh.
Performed live (ones with an asterisk I've seen more than once):
A Comedy of Errors
Julies Caeser
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor* (Don't remember the first time really)
Romeo and Juliet*
Twelfth Night*
Two Gentlemen of Verona

As You Like It (2006)
Hamlet (1996)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
I have Macbeth (1979) currently checked out from the library but haven't watched it yet.

3. What is your favorite Shakespeare play?

Comedy: Much Ado About Nothing!
Tragedy: Macbeth.

4. What is your favorite non-Shakespearean play? {musicals are permissible}

Into the Woods! I've seen a film version, but the one time I saw it as a live play it was awesome!

5. What is an adaptation of one of Shakespeare's plays that you like? Why?

I have seen multiple spinoffs such as 10 Things I Hate About YouThe Lion King, West Side Story, etc., but Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) is defintely my favorite! It is so hilarious and incorporates the story so well while at the same time making fun of some things.

6. Who is your favorite Shakespearean character?

I'm going with Don Pedro [Much Ado About Nothing] again! He's the best. I mean, I love Beatrice, Benedick, and Dogberry from the same play, too. (By the way, you should all read Megan's post on this play HERE. It is so good!)

7. What is your favorite Shakespeare quote?

"Fair is foul, and foul is fair." ~ Macbeth

I'm chosing this one to be original. How's it working?

8. If you were in a Shakespearean production which play would you want to be in and which character?

My family and I were just talking about this today! Thinking about it I would want to be all of the villains because they are so complex! Lady Macbeth, anyone? Or for some reason I want to play Mercutio [Romeo and Juliet] and nail being absolutely annoying. Or Malvolio [Twelfth Night].

9. Have you read any of Shakespeare's sonnets, and if so, which is your favorite?

I have never purposefully read one, I've just had other people read them to me, so no.

10. Have you ever written/tried to write a play?

*laughs nerviously* In my mind, yes...

11. Cast one of the big five {Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Richard III, or Much Ado About Nothing} with modern actors from either the stage or the screen.
{you only have to do main characters.}

This is the hardest question! Don't know anythin about Richard III. Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet have been done a lot (not to say that it can't be done again). The movie Much Ado About Nothing is perfect so I couldn't do better. Well, by matter of deduction I have decided on Macbeth!

It's been a couple of years since I saw it, so my mind is not fresh about who the main characters are. Let's see how this goes (I don't think that my ages match up at all):

Macbeth: Oscar Isasc

Lady Macbeth: Keira Knightley

Macduff (I might be confusing him with Duncan): Domhnall Gleeson

Malcolm: Timothee Chamelet (Do I like him as an actor? No, not really. But for some reason I picture Malcolm like this)

Is that everyone important? I think so. Let me know who else I should cast in the comments!

Also, I was thinking that I have such an original cast when I realized that: Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson are in STAR WARS together (Keira Knightley was in SW too, but the prequels, not the sequels), Domhnall Gleeson and Keira Knightley were in Anna Karenina (2012) together (I haven't seen it yet), and Oscar Isaac and Timothee Chamelet are going to be together in the upcoming Dune movie. Oh well, I tried.

I tag:
Hamlette @ Hamlette Soliloquy
Megan @ The Pen and The Cross
Ivy Miranda @ Revealed in Time

Thanks to PioneerGirl for creating this and tagging me! What do all of you think of my answers?What are your thoughts on Shakespeare? Thanks for reading!


Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Sunshine Blogger Award: X3

Hello, everyone!

It is truth universally known that I am really bad at answering tags because it takes me forever to get around to them. I was tagged for The Sunshine Blogger Award in July, August, and November and finally decided to fill them out because we could all use some sunshine right now. I don't usually do tags unless they involve books or movies, but some of these questions are related to that and I will put them in bold and blue. Enjoy reading!

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. (Thanks to Ivy Miranda, Ceci, and Katherine & Grace!!!!)
2. List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post. (featured image)
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
4. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts. (I know that I got tagged 3 times, but I'm not taggind 33 people)
5. Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

Ivy Miranda's Questions:

1. Favorite time period?

Gosh, I don't know, all of history is super facsinating to me! I'm going to say either Medival times (because of Robin Hood!) or Regancy (because of Jane Austen!).

2. What fictional character (from either book or television) would you want to be?

This is an interesting question because usually it's "What fictional character are you?" but is is "Would I want to be?" My mind is coming up with so many possibilities I'm going to have to narrow it down somehow.

Am I replacing them in their situation, but still myself? Am I replacing them and like them? Am I like them but still in my current life?

Maybe I'm overthinking this. I'll go with stepping into their shoes: Juliet Ashton from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society because she is learning so many stories from all of the people on Guernsey!

3. What three wishes would you ask the Genie from Aladdin?

If Genies can make people better then I would definitely wish for an end to COVID-19. But, I think that they can only give material things. In that case, I would probably wish for more books and movies. Oh, but a magic carpet would be pretty nice...

4. Would you rather raid the Galaxy with Han Solo or dig up relics with Indiana Jones?

Han Solo all the way! I absolutely love STAR WARS and Han is one of my favorites! Cruising around in the Millenium Falcon with him and Chewie would be amazing!

5. What frightens you the most?

While I did answer with Han Solo on the last question, there is something that Indiana Jones and I have in common:
We hate snakes! I am so terrified of them.

6. Do you collect anything?

Besides books and movies? I have a bottle cap collection, but I haven't done anything with it for awhile.

7. Do you like the supernatural (vampires, werewolves, etc.)? If so, what are your favorites?

In fiction sometimes yes, and sometimes no:
Vampires: Almost always no.
Werewolves: Yeah, I've read a few books and seen a few movies with them and it's an interesting idea that I am okay with. Just as long as it's not gory.
Ghosts: Eh, depends.
Zombies: There are only a few exceptions, like Zombies (2018).
Is this strange? A little. The songs are SUPER catchy and it has a sweet message.

8. What is the first song you remember hearing?

I really don't know! I guess the lullabies that I always used to listen to in order to fall asleep.

9. What's the most amount of books you've read?

According to Goodreads, I've read 369 books in my lifetime.

10. Whose your favorite and least favorite celebrity?

I really don't know! There are so many people in the world that I'm not going to choose favorites and least favorites.

11. What is your favorite candy or dessert? (you can answer both)

Candy: Anything fruity.
Dessert: Brownies!

Ceci's Questions:
1. What has been the best book you've read this year (as of yet)?

She asked me this in 2019, so my 2019 favorite was North & South - by Elizabeth Gaskell. Ah, I love that book so much! I need to reread.

And, my favorite book of 2020 so far is probably Anna Karenina - by Leo Tolstoy. I wasn't expecting to like it at all, but it was actually brilliant!

2.) Favorite summer memory?

So many good ones! I've had cookouts on the beach with my family several times, sleeping in a tent, going to fairs and concerts. Too many to choose!

3.) Pineapple on Pizza: Aye or Nay?

Aye! I don't really like pizza (*everyone gasps*), but I do like it when there is pineapple!

4.) Your song on repeat?

Right now it is "Level of Concern" - by twenty one pilots. Lately I've been really into this band and when my younger sister and I started listening to it for the first time we loved it! She said, "Oh, this is such a bop!" My older sister keeps yelling at us, "If you play that one more time I'm going to start singing Les Mis!" That doesn't sound like a threat, but it is because I've banned it.

5.) A moment in your life that has greatly impacted you?

Every year that I've gone to my church camp and being Confirmed!

6.) How did you get into blogging?

I love to rant about books and movies and the characters and facts about them. One time after my mom and sisters had been listening to me go on about something (I think it was Inspector Gadget (1999)) they said, "Why don't you start a blog?" Here I am.

7.) Who is someone that inspires you (real or fictional)?

Mother Teresa. They way she helped so many people is so beautiful! Here is one of my favorite quotes of hers:
"We will never know all the good that a simple smile can do."

8.) Something that always makes you smile?

My favorite books and movies (in the same process they will probably make me cry because I love them so much). Singin' in the Rain (1952),
Cinderella (2015),
the list goes on!

9.) Least favorite ice cream flavor?

I also don't really like ice cream. (*gasps intensify*) I know, I'm just breaking all the standards today! Probably chocolate, but I do like spumoni.

10.) That one song that you always start jamming to?

"When Can I See You Again?" - by Owl City from Wreck it Ralph (2014). No matter where I am, when I hear this I have to start dancing.

11.) Favorite book crush?

Everyone coming to my mind is from a movie. I guess you know what I've been doing lately. *sigh* Of course I'm going with Gilbert Blythe! (No, I have not seen a movie of it and I never shall because it is my favorite book of all time and I want to keep thinking of it the way that I picture it)

Grace and Katherine's Questions:
1. If you could design a room what would it be?

Wow, I've never even considered this. I know my sisters tell me about "interior design" but I'm always like, "What?" Whatever designs I would come up with would be covered by books being everywhere.

2. What countries are represented in your family history?

Three countries all above the equator. Any guesses?

3. What is your favorite flower?

Everytime I'm asked this I change my mind! All flowers are so gorgeous! I really like enchanted roses, do those count?
Being serious I really love Sego Lilies.

4. Have you ever listened to Adventures in Odyssey? If so, who is your favorite character?

I haven't, but being inside so much I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks so I might try it!

5. If you could remove a common trend in our society what would it be?

The need to be like someone else. You hear the complaints, "I want to be like everybody else!" or "That's weird because no one else does it!" I have to admit that I am an absolute rebel in the case and don't care whether if I'm werid or not.

6. If you could implement a common trend into our society what would it be?

Good question! I would say Patience. And, I need to have more of this myself!

7. Would you rather be cast as a hero or villain?

I would actually choose to be a villain. Besides villains having the best songs, they are fascinating characters! I feel that if I were to play a hero or heroine I would be way too cocky and proud, but with a villain I could really pull off the manical desperation or revenge. Not that I am like a villain! I mean, it is acting so you are playing someone who is not like you.
Yes, I'm thinking of Loki.

8. What is your greatest fear?

Man, I already said snakes in Ivy's question, so I guess that I can't use that. Probably of losing the people that I care about.

9. What is one thing you wish people knew about you?

I am an INFP and absolutely embrace it! So, I am not insecure and shy, I just usually don't feel like talking, thank you very much.

10. What is something you've discovered about yourself this year?

Once again, this was asked in 2019 so I will answer for that. I learned that sometimes just applying for something is all it takes. I learned (and I'm still working on this) that I don't have to be loud and outgoing to be a leader. Even when all I want to do is follow, I can be in charge when called upon.

11. Are you a Black and White person or more Grey?

I watch Black and White movies all the time! Haha! But, in opinions I'm always very Grey and want to hear what everyone else says.

As it is really late and I need sleep, I am cheating and just tagging anyone who:
1. Has watched a Marvel movie in the last ten days.
2. Has watched a famous Black and White film and loved it.
3. Has read Anna Karenina or North and South.
4. Has read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
5. Favorite color is blue.
6. Loves STAR WARS.
7. Has watched more the five adaptations of Jane Austen's novels.
8. Has watched all of the Pixar movies.
9. Needs a hug. (Here you go! <3)
10. Always reads the book before watching a movie based on it.
11. Needs something to-do today.

My questions:
1. What fictional character (from either book or television) would you want to be?
2. What three wishes would you ask the Genie from Aladdin?
3. Would you rather raid the Galaxy with Han Solo or dig up relics with Indiana Jones?
4. What has been the best book you've read this year (as of yet)?
5. Would you rather be cast as a hero or villain?
6. Favorite animated movie?
7. Favorite musical?
8. Favorite character in a book you hate?
9. BB-8, R2D2, or C-3PO?
10. Have you read the Narnia books? If so, what is your favorite?
11. Favorite thing that you've done while isolating?

Thanks again to Ivy, Ceci, and Katherine and Grace for tagging me! Thanks for reading!
Stay safe everyone!

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles