I'm pretty much a blubbering idiot when I watch certain movies, I must admit. Here is a little non-comprehensive list of the movies that make me sob (in no particular order):
- Million Dollar Baby - True Grit (Poor Little Blackie :( ) - An Affair to Remember - Titanic - Gone With the Wind - Marley & Me - My Sister's Keeper - Sophie's Choice - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Bambi - Gran Torino - Steel Magnolias
Pretty much any movie in which an animal or certain characters I like die will make me cry like a river. All in all, I'm a pretty emotional movie viewer!
I was asked a question something along the lines of "Do you keep your journal a secret from someone?" by the Writer's Block prompt (This is not word for word the actual question but basically what is was asking).
Sadly, yes I do. I've kept this journal from my friends and family out of embarassment. I'm afraid that they won't understand what this journal means to me and why I post in it. I'm afraid that they'll think my "obsession" with graphic art and my fandoms combined are stupid or just plain weird. I like a lot of things that most teenage girls my age don't apprciate. I feel that If I were to share this with my friends, they wouldn't be able to appreciate what I love the way I love it, and therefore think of everything I do here as irrelevant.
I've had this journal since I was 14, 6 years now. I has been 6 years of hiding something I really love from the rest of my little world. While I do enjoy some aspects of keeping it secret (it's my spot and no one elses, something very private to me), it has been hard not to be able to share something that's very special to me with others.
Usually when I see a movie or TV show for the first time and really really love it, I tend to obsess over it for at least a few weeks depending on how enthralled I am with it. By obsess I mean that the subject I have just discovered consumes my entire brain, all I can think about is the new movie, TV show, or celebrity I've fallen in love with. I will immediately lock my myself in my room with my laptop and spend hours looking at photos, videos and websites dedicated to the subject. I also use my newfound obsession as inspiration for creating new icons and as an excuse to find some new fanfiction to read. New movies and such that really catch my interests become a part of my daily life; I become dependent on them and need to look at pictures of the main characters/actors/actresses or watch the actual movie again or listen to the movie soundtrack at least once or twice a day, usually more than that though. I even think about the characters and imagine the story being played out in front me, only I control the dialogue and the plot; I make the characters do what I want them to do, say what I want them to say. This whole cycle goes on until I start to get bored and want something new to obsess over, and at that point I'll put the current movie or TV show away for a little while and move on to something else. I may be obsessed with one particular thing at one given moment and later move away from it, but it's never forgotten; I always go back to it later on (a few months later) and it still feels as wonderful to watch as it did the first time.
I guess it's safe to say that finding a new movie etc. to obsess over is an escape for me, something to get my mind on something pleasurable and fun to think about. Or, one could say that I'm absolutely crazy and need to find practical hobbies to keep me busy. But either way, I love that my mind works in this quirky way because it brings a sense of happiness to my life, even if it only lasts a little while.
My fondest memory of my childhood years with my Grampy would have to be when we would play Snow White together. As a 3 year old girly girl, Disney princess movies were my life. Snow White happened to be my favorite. Whenever I would visit my Grampy, which was very often, we would watch the movie together. I honestly don't know how he could've not gotten sick of watching it since I had to had to had to see it every time I came over. But anyway, whenever we would watch it together, I would always act out the movie, as Snow White of course. I remember during the scene where Snow White is running through the dark forest I would run frantically through the kitchen and living room screaming, crying, and pretending to be afraid. But my favorite part of this whole charade was when I would pretend to eat the poisoned apple and "die". I would lie on the couch with my eyes closed and a fake boquet of flowers that my Grandma had in my hands and wait for my Prince Charming, which was always Grampy, to come and wake me. And as in the movie, Grampy would get down on one knee and kiss my cheek and I would miraculously wake up. Then, Grampy would pick me up and walk me around the living room, just like Prince Charming did to his princess. This of course occurred every time we watched the movie together and no matter how many times we did it, Grampy always did it with such enthusiasm and joy each time. It was something that always put a big smile of my face and created a special bond between me and my Grampy, my Prince Charming.
I absolutely LOVE this movie, it's been a favorite since I was a little girl. I cry every single time I watch it, it's just a really beautiful movie. They really don't make them like this anymore, and I really wish they did.
A food combination that I thoroughly enjoy is the mixture of salty and sweet flavors. I usually like to mix buttery popcorn with chocolate or stawberry or watermelon hard candy like Jolly Ranchers or lollipops. I also like to have a nice salty pretzel dipped in cinnamon and icing. It's such a pleasureable flavor that always leaves my tastebuds thirsting for more. As far as peculiarity, I don't think this combo has much of it. For instance, popcorn has been offered in a variety of toppings like caramel, cheese, and, my favorite, chocolate for some time now. The salty-sweet combo seems to be a popular choice for many.
Using only song names from ONE ARTIST/ BAND, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to people you like and include me. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "My Life According to (ARTIST/BAND NAME)"
Pick Your Artist: Kelly Clarkson
1. Are you a male or female? Miss Independent
2. Describe yourself: Beautiful Disaster
3. How do you feel: How I Feel
4. Describe where you currently live: Behind These Hazel Eyes
5. If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Low
6. Your favorite form of transportation: Just Missed The Train
7. Your best friend is: All I Ever Wanted
8. Your favorite color is:
9. What's the weather like: Ready
10. Favorite time of day: A Moment Like This
11. If your life was a tv show, what would it be called: Since You Been Gone
12. What is life to you: Some Kind of Miracle
13. Your relationships Last: One Minute Looking for: Long Shot Have: Dirty Little Secret Wouldn’t mind: Can I Have A Kiss
14. Your fear: The Day We Fell Apart
15.What's the best advice you have to give? The Trouble With Love Is
16.If you could change your name, you would change it to: Judas
This is an easy one. Deputy Cheif Brenda Leigh Johnson from The Closer of course! She's smart, funny, hard working, tough as nails on the outside but a vulnerable little girl on the inside. She's a work-a-holic but still makes time for her gorgeous husband Fritz. She's good at what she does and is extremely passionate about it. And even though she works in a predominatley male workplace, she still knows how to hold her own and get the respect she deserves from her co-workers. She's an inspiration for all women. Yay for Brenda!