The wind had changed down here so it is blowing all the smoke from the fires directly into the suburbs of Melbourne. As a consequence it is really smoky here and has been all day. It smells like smoke outside and doing excercise outside is a bit harder. It's not very good. I can't imagine what it would be like if I was close to the fires. It would be impossible to breath. My heart really goes out to the people who have been suffering. On the upside, Australia has raised 80 million dollars, and the money and donations are still rolling in. For a population of only 20 million, we really look out for each other.
The sky at sunset was really weird. The sun was shining though the smoke and the whole sky seemed like it was red. Kind of freaky.
At school, I only had one class where the teacher was actully there (History and English had subs), so it was fairly relaxed. We had orchestra tonight and I was on food, so I walked down to the shops and bought icey-poles (cos I had 5th period spare and I forgot to bring food to school). Needless to say, people were happy with that. We then had sectionals and the first violins got to go off my ourselves. The peice is kinda rediculous and goes pretty much all the way up the E string into about 7th position (translation- very high and difficult). It was heaps of fun though, sectionals is always good.
In other news school is over for another week and I have heaps of homework. However, my mother made me PROMISE that I would go formal dress shopping with her tomorrow. NOT like I have a date or anything. Oh wells.
I had a good chat to Phia tonight. *hugs Phia* we are pretty much going though the same sort of things at the moment, so it is great to talk to someone. *hugs Phia again*
Also chapter 10 of my story was vaildated too. :)
- Current Mood:accomplished
On the down side, I didn't do my history homework and got a lunch time detention. When I'm meant to have a music rehurseal. Gah.
I also realised that Phia made a very similar post to be BEFORE I did. I was kind of being blind and not reading other peoples messages cos I was feeling bummed. It just goes to prove many people are feeling the same way. *hugs Phia*
On the plus side, our school donated over $9000 to the bushfire appeal.
- Current Mood: happy
I feel like doing some reviewing. So here are some movies I have seen lately.
Name: Across the Universe (2007)
Staring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson
Rating: 10 / 10
Points Given For: Amazing singing, outstanding plotline, the interwoven history, humour and tearjerker moments, the emotions of the characters, great effects, the hotness of Jim and Joe, ERW’s singing voice, great acting, everything about this moive...
Points Taken Off For: N/A
Favourite moment: ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ comes first. Closely followed by ‘Across the Universe’ and ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun.’ Man it’s hard to choose.
Other: This would have to be my favourite movie of all time. Enough said.
Name: Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Staring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Simon Woods
Rating: 9 / 10
Points Given For: Great music, acting, costumes and screen play. The whole side romance between Mr. Bingly and Jane, plus that scene where Mr. Darcy smiles. *melts*
Favourite moment: When Mr. Bingly is practising talking to Jane on Mr. Darcy, near the end of the movie. Also, as I said above, that whole scene where Mr. Darcy smiles. (With Elizabeth, Georgiana and Mr. Darcy J)
Points Taken Off For: At times it dragged a little with the long sweeping scenic shots.
Other: This was a really, really good movie. I am defiantly considering buying it on DVD.
Staring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson
Rating: 7.5 / 10
Points Given For: Sticking pretty close to the book, adding bits of humour, the baseball scene and the way they did the voiceover. Kristen was a good actress. I really enjoyed the film from the point where they go to Edward's house to the end of the hospital scene.
Points Taken Off For: Edwards Eyebrows and Jaspers hair!!! Honestly though, Robert at the start of the movie, it took a while for him to warm up. Plus the supposed sparkling of Edward’s skin and the whole Prom scene just didn’t do it for me.
Favourite moment: The baseball scene (finally, Jasper was wearing a hat and he looked awesome flipping that bat) and “Are you sure she’s Italian?” “Duh her name is Isabella.” Hehe.
Other: I actually saw this movie twice and it was much better the second time around. Maybe because I didn’t have all the expectations and I could just watch it for the movie that it was.
Name: Mamma Mia!
Rating: 6 / 10
Staring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Amanda Seyfried
Points Given For: The opening song, beautiful scenery Colin Firth being gay (nice change), the hotness of the main guy and the main chick’s wedding dress, the songs were really catchy.
Points Taken Off For: Pierce Brosnan’s singing and some of the supporting cast’s acting and singing. Often I felt as though the songs didn’t fit into the plot, which I felt was patchy at times anyway.
Favourite Moment: Probably that mother/daughter song. I thought that was well done.
Other: Worth a watch, but I doubt I’ll see it again. Even if is my sister’s favourite movie ever. Do not see this if you don’t like ABBA.
- Current Mood: amused
It's all good though, because I get double pay.
I hope everyone had a great day. For those many people where Christmas is not over yet, I hope you are having a fantastic day with your families, friends, pets and others. Best wishes, Christmas cheer and love to all :)
Sending out cheer from the Corner
- Current Mood: happy
There are seven minutes of Christmas left, and I have realised this is my last one as a child...
- Current Mood: sad
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Okay I changed my mind, I had the answer here, but I know I would cheat and where is the fun in that?
If you really want to know the answer, PM me and telling me you have given up.
If you have the answer PM me or comment here and I will send you a prize. It's not that crash hot... just a banner, but its a prize none the less.
- Current Mood: quixotic
I listen to music often.
Music allows me to think, to space out or to focus on something. As readers of this blog may know, I often find myself delving into history. Many know the song Willie Macbride, by Eric Bogle, (also known as No Mans Land and Green Fields of France) a song about the pointlessness of war. Some people I know recorded an awesome version of this song. Anyway, today when I was listening to this song on the trampoline, I really started to think. I am now seventeen and a half, in sixth months I am old enough to be sent to war. In fact, I am older then many people who went to war and died. Anyway here are the lyrics.
The lyrics of the song really stick with me. Especially the last verse. It reminds me when I was reading my history text book (yes I actually read it in my spare time) I came across three sources in a text book that went as thus:
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Such was the waste of the First World War. Young men pumped full of propaganda were sent out to be slaughtered like flies. On both sides it was the same, no-one really knew what they were fighting for. When war broke out, the countries were actually enthusastic. They had no idea that they were entering into a four year war that would see the deaths of 8,556,315 people and the wounding of 21,219,452.
Well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame
The killing, the dying, it was all done in vain,
For Willie McBride, it all happened again,
And again, and again, and again, and again.
Such is the tragedy of War itself.
Thinking on the pointlessness of war.
- Current Mood: sad
My favourite marauder video has been deleted from youtube :(
Anyway, so I have gone to find new ones that I like. Here are some good ones that I found.
I warn you most/all are teary.
Through the years ==> this one was one of the best. Follows all the way from 1971 - 1993. Really well done. Do stick it out to the end even though it is pretty long.
Empty Chairs ==> Such a beautiful song from Les Mis. Really well put together. Remus copes with the fact that he is all alone.
4 A.M Forever ==> I love this song so much. Sirius deals with James' death.
The Marauders ==> Great fake trailer.
Memoires ==> Ok, so technically NOT marauder. But I love a bit of Andromeda angst.
Ladies of Black ==> While this was odd at times, the Bellatrix in this was perfect.
Ok, I still miss my faviourtie video, but I'm feeling a little bit happier now.
- Current Mood: sad
I am now on holidays for two months.
- Current Mood: hopeful