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425 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Prince... · 0 replies · +8 points

I've always felt it was easier to pack light for a long trip than a short one. There's always that stuff I have to have even if it's just one night--contact solution, contacts, glasses, makeup, makeup remover etc etc etc--and it makes it extremely hard to pack very light for just a weekend. Packing light for a week or more? Much easier.

That being said, I'm with you. It's so hard to find the happy medium between "need to be prepared for every contingency!" and "wow, I really wish I were appropriately dressed today."

425 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Prince... · 0 replies · +2 points

I remember being totally thrown off by "ethereal" every time I read Matilda . Every. single. time. I pronounced it "ethuh-real." (At least I think it was that word. I think it was in the chapter where Matilda visits Miss Honey's house.)

425 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Prince... · 0 replies · +10 points

Babysitter's Club! Ha! I used to love getting the especially thick books. I don't even remember what they were called. They were some kind of special edition or something.

I used to read those books and think that 13 was just so old . I didn't think I'd ever make it to 13. Then, when I was 19, I was babysitting a 5-yr old girl.

"You're really old," she told me. "Are you 13?"

Funny how little kids view that as the threshold to adulthood.

425 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Prince... · 0 replies · +8 points

I cannot get over the fact that Prince Humperdink walks like a crab. It would have been too ridiculous to keep in the movie, but there’s a part of me that wishes they came out with The Princess Bride: The Crab-Walk Edition where either Chris Sarandon scuttled from side to side or he was digitally replaced by a giant crab.

*snort* Ha.

I need a GIF or other kind of illustration now. Internets, go to work.

425 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Prince... · 0 replies · +1 points

I had such a crush on Calvin.

426 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Prince... · 1 reply · +4 points

<3 Desmond. Interesting how a lot of my favorites ended up being characters introduced after Season 1.

426 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Prince... · 0 replies · +7 points

"Words are always getting in my wa-ay.
Anyway, I love you.
That's all I have to tell you,
That's all I have to say."

Those songs are gold. :D

426 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Prince... · 5 replies · +7 points

Yes please to Mark Watches the X-Files!

426 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'The Hung... · 0 replies · +12 points

Just got back. Brief thoughts:

Overall a faithful adaptation. I wish some of the Harry Potter movies had been as successful as this one at selecting which things to change for film vs novel. There was no change I was outraged at, just a few things I thought, "Oh, hm, that's more clear in the book." But, I didn't sit in the theater weeping and wailing and gnashing my teeth and thinking the filmmakers didn't understand the source material. (Final Voldemort/Harry battle, I'm side-eying you right now.) That's always a win.

Good casting and design. There were very few things that were startingly different from my head canon. That's...incredibly rare. I thought Josh Hutcherson did a particularly noteworthy job of taking things we know about Book!Peeta (personable, strong, loyal) and translating them into a living human being. Book!Peeta can occasionally be hard for me to picture--I guess because our narrator doesn't understand him. I was grateful to have a movie version of him to fill in some blanks.

I'll have more feelings when I've had a chance for it to sit with me a little longer.

426 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Lord o... · 0 replies · +8 points

Like a true hobbit would!