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Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Fillins #43

It's Friday, so here are my Fillins! If you'd like to do your own, find the link on my side-bar, or use this one... then, just fill in the blanks!

1. I'd really like to perform right now.
2. Oh, ow ow ow ow ow! Ow, ow ow OOOOW! (etc.) is the words you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.
3. A Possession is something you own.
4. I just LOVE Captain Jack Sparrow! He's so funny!
5. Marshmallows and fire go together like witches and fire--BURN THEM! (not that I believe in burning innocent girls who are supposedly 'witches'. I don't eat marshmallows--do you know they're made with bone marrow!?)
6. I could just talk on and on.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to maybe baking something, tomorrow my plans include having Nana over and Sunday, I want to watch something, perhaps.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Once upon a time, there was a little girl known here as Galaxy. She was nine years old, and her tenth birthday (September 7th) was coming up--she about to become a double digit!!! At her party, she received a very special gift: a book, called Inkheart.

By now, she's read it over three time. It was wonderful. And, what excited her most of all, was the little sticker on it: Soon to be a major motion-picture!!! it said.

Well, now, over three years later, Galaxy--me, of course--finally got to see the movie in the theatres.

Was it good?

Well, there were some pros and cons... I'll do my best to make it clear:

Dustfinger: Dustfinger is my favorite character in the entire series. He is really, really cool! When he first came out in the movie, he looked just like how I had imagined him... but he sounded odd... Thankfully, the next time I saw him he was Dustfinger. He was amazing. He was Dustfinger.
Mo: Brendan Fraiser (sp?) did a great job as Mo, I think. He looks almost exactly as I had pictured him, except a little wider... not chubbier or anything, but broader.
Meggie: The girl they had playing Meggie did an adequate job. She could have been better, but I bought her. I didn't like her 'reading' voice, but besides that, she was okay.
Capricorn: No. No, no no NO!!! Capricorn isn't some sly, smiley, bald, comical-comment making villain! He's smooth, indifferent, blond, white, cold... very cold. They did a terrible job with Capricorn. Yes, he is very evil in the book, and it would be okay to tone him down, but to completely change his character! Come on!
Basta: No, no, no no no(again, hehe)! He's supposed to be scary! And a mustache? Are you kidding me? They amplified Basta's faults, (his fear of fire and his superstition) and toned down his scary parts (namely, his knife). He just wasn't the same... He's supposed to send shivers down your spine... not be like that!
All the Villains in General: Not good. They tried to make them almost inhuman... it just didn't work. A lot of Capricorn's men were supposed to be young boys... orphans, outcasts, not some weird half-wit people. They just didn't do it right.
Elinor: ...did a pretty good job. The way she talked, everything... maybe a little toned down in a few points from the actual Elinor, and she did wear different clothes than I imagined, but hey, not bad.
Farid: I thought he did a really good job as well. I imagined him with an accent, but not dropping words... still, he was almost just like how I imagined him--besides the longish hair.
The Shadow: Was AWESOME! Besides being two-times as big as I imagined him, they did a really good job with that.

In General: Capricorn's village looked like the real thing. I imagined it in a valley with cliffs surrounding it rather than being on a cliff, but one can't be too picky... the buildings, with their color and style--as well as the roads and scenery--were the same, and that's what matters. Elinor's library was too small, and the bookshelves were too... I also imagined them all one style, rather than different, and a higher ceiling that the bookshelves reached all the way up to...
They changed what happened and how the characters were introduced at the beginning, but as the movie went on it got truer to the story. At the end, they wrapped things up a bit more than they did in the book (e.g. making Dustfinger go home and Resa getting her voice back), and I suppose that makes sense--since they might not get to make a sequel--but I thought I'd mention it.
My last complaint would be about the part where Meggie reads the Shadow out. In the book she gets a paper from Fenoglio to read aloud and make the Shadow kill Capricorn so they can all be free, but just before she finishes she can't read the last few words. She just can't do it. Then Mo comes out and finishes it, and they all live happily ever after... in the movie, the Magpie (who they never established as Capricorn's mother as far as I can remember) takes the paper away from Meggie, and she has to write her own words rather than read... I suppose that was poetical and cool and all, but for some reason I really liked it the way it was in the book.

Overall, the movie was okay. It was wonderful to see the characters come to life in a movie, but they could have done better... Still, I'm glad as ever to finally see it, and I look forwards to watching it with the whole fam when it comes out on DVD!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Fillins #42

Here are my friday fillins! If you'd like to do your own, find the link on my side-bar, or use this one.

1. Oh, I am so excited!
2. I'm usually indifferent to changes, big and little, but there were two changes I'd never, ever change. (Brother1 and Brother2's birth--I'd say Dear Sister too, but as far as I can remember she's always been there, so she really doesn't count. She wasn't really a change for me).
3. During this morning I wait in anticipation.
4. I'm finally going to see Inkheart; are you kidding me???
5. Right now I'd like to be in the theatre, watching Inkheart.
6. My MP3 is my favorite gadget--since dad stole my cellphone.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing Inkheart, tomorrow my plans include having fun and Sunday, I want to write on K.o.D.!

Have a great Weekend--I know I will!


Friday, January 16, 2009

It's All Perspective

(This post has to do with a poll I did recently: the question was "Is the Earth big, or small?" two said big, three said small)

Earth is huge. It's thousands of miles across, it's oceans are vast... But then you have to think of the sun. Compared to that, Earth doesn't seem quite so big. Now look at the galaxy (no, not me, just the galaxy in general)... the sun is a pinprick. Earth is a speck of dust. No, not even a speck of dust, Earth is a little molecule, floating around a pinprick. And now think about the Universe. Earth is no longer even a molecule. Earth is nothing.

Now think about a baseball. Compared to the universe, it's nothing. Heck, compared to the Earth (which we have already established as nothing) it's hardly anything at all. But think about bacteria. Think about how tiny they are. Think about how huge the ball must be to them. It's like a small planet of it's own to them. Now compare those to the Earth. Earth is a lot more than nothing.

And think about us. We're so small, and so big... How can that be? What is size?



Friday Fillins #41

Heeeeeeeeellllllllllooo everyone! Time to fillin my Friday Fillins! If you want to do your own, find the link on my side-bar, or you could use this one.

1. Enough with the waiting (for over 3 YEARS, as a matter of fact)! I want to see Inkheart the movie!
2. Choosing one book out of many to read causes me to be conflicted.
3. I've been craving dates(no, not the romantic kind, the kind with pits--dried, and hopefully with the pits pitted to be specific).
4. Brother1 &2 make me laugh.
5. I wish I could go to see Inkheart next week--and guess what... I can!
6. Justice has been on my mind lately.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to having Mommy read Hogfather out loud possibly, and playing Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis, tomorrow my plans include eating cold-cats (the vegan equivalent to hot-dogs), and Sunday, I want to hang out with the fam!

Have an absolutely grand weekend!!!

Me, Galaxy

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Mommy, Dear Sister and I went to the Library (oh, how I love libraries!) recently and got about 48 books. I'm not kidding.
I'm really excited about reading them! So far I've devoured one--called Ever--, but that's just the start. I've also been reading Sherlock Holmes quite a bit recently, but I actually own that so 'Dear' Watson and that genius Sherlock will probably be out of play for a while. Maybe. Most likely. Actually... I'll just peek a bit...

Anyways, I'm so happy and uplifted about all these books that I had to post. I'll put up my reviews on A Book Worm's Journey (my book-blog) soon.

With my nose in a book,


Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Pirate Without Treasure Is Like A Monkey Without A Spatula

I saw this video with the rest of my fam and thought it was really silly. The "Northern Star" bit was my favorite.

Blue is the most beautiful!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Fillins #40

1. It's January; 2009 already?
2. Something fruity and sweet is what I crave most right now.
3. Cork and wine go together like screw and drill.
4. Kale is so nourishing.
5. Let us dare to be who we are, and not let anyone taint us.
6. I love my home.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to eating Cold Cat's (a vegan version of a hot dog) and maybe playing Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis, tomorrow my plans include something fun, hopefully and Sunday, I want to hang out!

If you'd like to do your own Friday Fillins, go the the link on my side-bar or use this one.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

What People Thought of '08

You might have noticed the poll on the right about what you thought of '08. I let it sit for around a week after the new year, and here are the results:

1 person had a FABULOUS! year
0 people had a Great! year
2 people had a Good! year
0 people had a Bad. year
1 person had a Really bad. year (so sorry to whoever voted that, by the way)
and 0 people had a HORRIBLE! year

Just thought I'd post about it... It's especially fun to post on my blog now, with my new header!

Well, have a great day!

Galaxy :-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Blog Header Experimentation

So I've finally decided to add a header... I've been thinking about it for quite some time, but only just got around to doing it. Unfortunately, the image doesn't quite make it across the screen, so I'm gonna have to work on that a bit. Someday, it'll be perfect, but for now, expect many fluctuations.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know!!!


Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday FiIlins #39

1. The world is wonderful.
2. Brother1, I was going to use that--! was the last thing I said.
3. I wonder if I'll play Sims at all today...
4. I'll still have my family at the end of all things.
5. There's something to be said for saying there's something to be said for something.
6. Right here, on the couch is where I want to be (though it would be really nice if I was watching "The 10th Kingdom" as well).
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching "The 10th Kingdom", tomorrow my plans include having fun, and Sunday, I want to do something fabulous!

Hope you have a great weekend!!!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy new year!

This is the FIRST DAY of 2009. Have a BLAST!

Happy new year!

Galaxy :-D