My #SydFilmFest

My Sydney Film Festival 2014 - images thanks to Sydney Film Festival

I spent the last two weeks juggling work with my first proper Sydney Film Festival experience. Read More…

Jurassic World

When I was a kid, you got to discover everything at once, it washed over you and blew your mind. Now it only takes one person to spoil it for everyone else.

Colin Trevorrow, director of a film I am incredibly excited about, Jurassic World, responds to the recent leaking of plot details.

I stopped reading the linked interview once it became apparent that some of the plot details were about to be discussed. I realised earlier this week that these snippets of information during the writing and filming of a movie, especially one in a franchise I feel so close to, is not the way I want to experience the movie.

I am happy knowing that it is being made and, from what I can tell, Jurassic World is in the hands of someone who is committed to creating something which will take me back to my first viewing of the original, and great, Jurassic Park.

7 reasons I find it so difficult to write

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Originally titled “10 reasons I find it so difficult to write” (I couldn’t think of the last three — fitting, I know) this post allows me to get a few of my thoughts and insecurities off my chest, and  practise enunciating them. Read More…

To Do, To Read, To Watch

my trakt.tv watchlist

To do, to read, to watch. These lists seem to be adding to my anxiety. Read More…

Winter Reading Challenge

Picnic at Hanging Rock

I’ve been reading a fair bit recently on the Kindle my partner gave me for my birthday last year. Earlier this week I received an invitation to join a winter reading challenge on a Goodreads group I joined, and upon reading the requirements I was quite excited by the idea. Read More…

Looking forward to season 2 of In The Flesh

The zombie genre exists everywhere you look . The first season of In The Flesh looked at life after the zombie uprising and I enjoyed the themes that it explored in its three episodes. Read More…

A couple of thoughts on the HIMYM finale

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Overall I liked the HIMYM ending more than I didn’t like it.

 

[SPOILERS BE HERE]

I didn’t like the reasoning behind the divorce (I felt this could have been Robin’s chance to actively choose work over love, a nod to an earlier episode where she chose the latter).
I didn’t enjoy Barney’s regression: did he never actually change, did his split with Robin cause him to fall a downward spiral, or was it just so we could throw in some old-style Barney jokes for a bit? It felt a bit like option 3 and I could have done without it. It also made me a bit sad that the only thing that changed him was becoming a father, something which Robin could never have offered him naturally.

I was sad that the Mother died, but I appreciated the ‘twist’ in the story. I feel that the ending was more of a ‘new beginning’ than an ending. This story ended with him and his children and a new one will begin that will include them in it. And Robin’s dogs.

One thing I found, which I’m not sure was on purpose or not, was that The Mother’s fate was exactly what Marshall would do to Lily whenever he fantasised about another woman! Do you remember that?

Originally posted on POP Psychology 101:

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Four days have passed since the ever-so-polarizing “How I Met Your Mother” finale aired and, truthfully, I’ve only just figured out how I feel about it all.

I’ve read countless articles on the subject. Why people loved it. Why people hated it. Why people thought that we, as the loyal viewers, were completely cheated by the fact that the entire series could have concluded with the pilot. I see where each person is coming from and I’ve read sentiments, which echo mine perfectly (one astute columnist stated what I had said myself – “The Mother can’t be dead because the kids wouldn’t look so bored!”).

63% of polled viewers said they hated the ending. That’s a whole lotta hatred aimed at a show that was always about love. True love. Elusive love. Painful love. Complicated love. Envy-inducing love (I’m looking at you Lily…

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Voice of an Angel

Music was a staple in our family home. However, one voice rang out above all others: Karen Carpenter’s. Soulful, passionate, I guess the kids of today would say it had ‘so many feels’. Even though I haven’t listened to The Carpenters in a little while, her’s is a voice not easily forgotten, and it’s in my head right now.

Daily Prompt: Papa Loves Mambo.

Ewwww its sounding like a guided tour!!!!!!!!

The Guided Tour

My friend’s reaction in 2007 as I was describing my upcoming China holiday.

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