Monday, June 27, 2011

"True focus lies somewhere between rage and serenity."

'X-Men: First Class' was phenomenal. James Mcavoy and Michael Fassbender are legends, their on screen chemistry is utterly believable! On the other hand, Lucas Till is always a nice addition. ;)

(Photo courtesy:
 1. First Class
2. Magneto (the best one!)
3. Run (instrumental) by Gnarls Barkley (from the mutant-search scene.)
4. Love Love by Take That (credits song)
If you don't love the soundtrack now, you will after the movie! Anyway...
I bought a book of short stories! :) Will definitely be uploading quotes and anything else interesting!
I'm going to Canada tomorrow, my lovelies, so unfortunately I won't be posting for 3 weeks.
I promise a verbose post when I'm back!
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trying desperately to reach but with no avail. The page is nothing but a black mass apart from a white band with the words 'POTTERMORE' inscribed upon it. I suppose every other kid out there is accessing it resulting in inevitable lag. Trying once more to reach it, hope it works! Tremendously excited for the website!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my ma and pa

As you can see I've incorporated a code into my template so now titles will appear on my posts! At the moment they're grey and bold but that may be changed! Good to have a title, anyway.
... I hope people do not read my old posts because I realize how silly I sounded! However, I don't want to get rid of them because they're my memories.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Great Gatsby

Quotes as promised...
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"Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth."
-- Nick, on his upbringing and Morals

"I hope she'll be a fool — that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
-- Daisy, on her daughter

"I wanted to get out and walk eastward toward the park through the soft twilight, but each time I tried to go I became entangled in some wild, strident argument which pulled me back, as if with ropes, into my chair. Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life."
-- Nick

"People disappeared, reappeared, made plans to go somewhere, and then lost each other, searched for each other, found each other a few feet away."
--Nick on the party

"He smiled understandingly — much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced — or seemed to face — the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey."
-- Nick on Gatsby

"Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known."
-- Nick on himself (reminds me a bit of myself, actually)

"There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired."
-- Nick on the love affairs of Gatsby, Daisy, Jordan, and himself

"It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well."

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning —
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
--Nick on Gatsby

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Had a swell time at the field today...
Just watched the sun sweep over the grass and it moved so fast -- one moment the scope of the field would be bathed in shade, the next, warmed upon by the broiling sun.
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This picture reminded me of the sun today -- they're like fishnet gloves, haha!

Anyhow, I finally finished The Great Gatsby so I will be uploading quotes!
Also, I have a new lovely playlist.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Can't say I'm satisfied with the way my posts are turning out recently.
Mustn't forget to attach alongside my musings the quotidian quote and poem!

Winds of May

by James Joyce (1882-1941)

Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air,
Saw you my true love anywhere?
Welladay! Welladay!
For the winds of May!
Love is unhappy when love is away!

Infuriated that I forgot the post this poem during the month of May.

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Here's a quote from 'The Great Gatsby' that I like:

"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. 'Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.'"
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 1

Of course, the famous opening line.

Friday, June 3, 2011

This is also a good time to mention that POTC4 was phenomenal.
Johnny Depp is amazing as always, it was great to have Barbossa and
Gibbs back, and Penelope Cruz is quite the exotic one. The monkey
added a nice touch as well. Philip and Syrena make a lovely couple...
I seem to have entered the stage in my adolescence where my mental state of mind and opinions are moving very, very fast. Read back a story I wrote last year that seemed good at the time, but now seems cliché -- pretty much a pile of pulp.

Anyhow, I'm glad to say that I'll be living up to my childhood dream -- I'm going to Kathmandu next year! Very stoked.
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Reading 3 books at a time now.
1. Rebecca (for school)
2. Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield (won't read all of them but I recommend 'Bliss,' 'A cup of tea,' and 'A Dill Pickle.' Very interesting stories.