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So I just watched one of the best vampire movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” and wow! It wasn’t scary, or even very bloody, but it was strange and moody, very intelligent and definitely something I will watch again and again. Loved the ending!

The official trailer doesn’t do it justice. Here’s a scene from the movie that will give you a good idea of what you are in for when you watch it:

I found the movie mesmerizing and now, I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s one of those great experiences that sticks to your mind, and now the world around you is just a tiny bit changed. Anyway… I can’t say enough about it. So, buy a copy, or find it online somewhere and watch it!

Oh, and there’s also a comic book. It’s a prequel to the movie, and looks pretty cool. Here’s a review:

When I see a title of a comic called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night it screams bad things are going to happen here! to me. What I wasn’t expecting was a comic that reads like Sin City mixed with Batman and a dose of the supernatural. A lady vigilante prowls the night with internal monologues and a thirst for the living. It is drawn with white lines on black background giving it a very stylistic look. It isn’t the deepest comic around but it is an engaging comic with some genuine build-up and twist moments. –Comic Reviews at IGN

 

 

It was he who was the alonest of the alone.
~old storyteller

Eleven years of drought,
the rocks are sick.
The world is dying.
Evil is a trick.
~introduction, opening credits

I will die now.
Be quiet,
or the bench will crack from sadness.
~Francisco’s mother

Do not move
Stay still
The water, the earth and the sun turn black.
God in His Perplexity,
pretends it’s His Will.
~Francisco’s mother

Francisco, traveling,
reads a line in the sky.

“Don’t set your eyes
on the salt sea shore.
Don’t reason. Don’t argue.
Don’t ask us why.
Fate will send you a lover,
and one friend more.”
~line read in the sky by Francisco

There is no place here for bloodsuckers.
~gold mine owner

Euclides (hunchback barkeeper): It’s only my chest and shoulders that are crooked – at night… I always dream I have to carry a whole mountain range on my back.
Francisco Manoel: You stand taller than the whole town.

Francisco Manoel: And where does the snow come from?
Euclides: You’ll see it out there! There’s always snow on the moon! That’s why it’s always white! White and cold. You have to look very carefully.
Francisco Manoel: And why is that?
Euclides: It’s because the moon.. takes the water out of the ocean. And when night falls… the tips of the mountains attract the snowflakes. But only as much as the salt we have in our tears.
Francisco Manoel: And here on earth?
Euclides: It’s very far away – you must keep going west. Four years on horseback… and ten on foot. And after that, there are high mountains. They rise higher and higher – right over the clouds. And then above the clouds, then you find the snow. It only falls in the night-time. Just like feathers. But it only falls… from above the clouds. And then the whole world turns light as a feather – and snow white! Even the lions turn white… and the eagles… the rabbits get a snowy coat… and all the animals in the world turn white! And when you’re walking through the snow… your feet don’t weigh anything at all. And the little snowflakes go flying up in the air… just like feathers

I never had a friend in all my life.
Farewell.
~Francisco Manoel

Francisco Manoel: Your money or your life.
Woman: My life.

Woman: And why are you barefoot? Don’t you have any shoes?
Francisco Manoel: I don’t trust shoes.

I long to go forth from here to another world.
~Francisco Manoel

I have nothing to lose
I don’t have to talk to anybody.
~Francisco Manoel

Taparica: Aren’t you afraid? Aren’t you afraid of dying?
Francisco Manoel: I never tried it..

The mad king’s wives: Dada, breathe for me! Dada, steal from me. Dada, break my bones. Take me! My head is yours. My body is yours. Take me. It’s yours. I’m all yours. Dada! Please!

My house needs thatching.
I’ll thatch my roof with the skulls of my enemies.
~King Bossa Ahadee of Dahomey

I can not hear what you are saying, for the thunder that you are.
~Francisco Manoel

In this place, the dead are more alive than the living.
~Francisco Manoel

Out there live many hills.
~Prince Kankpe

He says yes to anything,
you see he is quite insane.
~Prince Kankpe’s spokesperson

Don’t bother me now.
I’ve got to get this herd of women organized first.
~Francisco Manoel

No more arguments from you
Only that way can we succeed.
~Francisco Manoel

I cannot begin to describe this cretinous existence of mine. Nor how lonely it is to be without family or friends.
~Francisco Manoel

The heat here is mean and inescapable. It courses through the bodies of the people like a fever – and yet my heart grows colder and colder.
~Francisco Manoel

I cannot begin to describe this cretinous existence of mine. Nor how lonely it is to be without family or friends. The only white man in this country… perhaps on this whole continent. Meanwhile I have become the father of sixty-two children… but this gives me no satisfaction. Perhaps next year I shall come back and marry. I would live in the lands of ice and snow… anywhere to be away from here… The heat here is mean and inescapable. It courses through the bodies of the people like a fever – and yet my heart grows colder and colder.
~Francisco Manoel

Finally something has happened.
~Francisco Manoel

Slavery is an element of the human heart..
To our ruin!
~Francisco Manoel

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Well, day one of finding my inner Ranger has gone pretty well, I think. I have an idea that this could possibly be the one year when I actually succeed in my quest to “be” who I want to be. But I dunno… it’s just the first day. I’m posting a clip from Lord of the Rings to give me some inspiration and some umph… especially when I just want to sit around and eat cookies… here it is:

I think it’s really interesting how I’ve decided NOT to be Aragorn AGAIN since I’ve finally come to the conclusion that I will never succeed with that idea… and yet here I am thinking I can be who? a ranger? is that what I’m calling him now? a ranger? and in my head, am I really thinking Strider? and when I think Strider am I really seeing Aragorn? and what video am I playing? who is that cool guy? and why do I always want to be the guy and not the girl in the movie?? So we’ll see what happens…

I did think it would be a good idea to come up with a “how to be a ranger” list – and here is my first draft:

  1. Get up in the morning and take hold of the day.
  2. If something needs doing – do it. Don’t sit around wishing someone else would do it for you.
  3. When the going gets tough, the tough get going – that does not mean they go to bed… nor does it mean they go to the couch and watch tv.
  4. I can take out my own trash.
  5. I can clean up my own messes.
  6. It’s not going to kill me to be hungry.
  7. If someone you love dies – be sad, bury them, and then kill something – preferably an Orc or something meaner and more dangerous. The point is – channel your grief into action – the bloodier the better.
  8. Spend most of your time listening and paying attention to what’s going on around you.

I also think I’m going to have to focus on physical fitness – I wouldn’t have lasted 20 minutes on that trek out of Bree… plus I’m looking at working out a new wardrobe… something to fit my new persona. That will be the fun part – taking on the role – how will it look to be the Ranger Twofeathers – lurking in the shadows… no pipe – but for sure the candle, the cloak, and the ale. Lots of black – and hopefully leather too… how fun!

By the way: This post was migrated from my blogger blog (shirleytwofeathers.blogspot.com) and was first published on 1/2/12.

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