NaBloPoMo: Day 22
O.m.g. Yes, you did read your calenders right. It is the 22nd! :D Friday, November 22nd, 2013…… Also known as…
The Formal Release Date For Catching Fire In
America The Capitol! :D
(Yeah, America is The Capitol.)
I cried, I laughed, I even dressed up for this premier. This movie was hardcore amazing.
Now, having read the books, I understand where some of you may not like the movie, but as long as you remember that it’s two separate works with the same name, I think you’ll be more impressed. However, they did manage to follow the book better than in the first movie. :)
So yeah! I won’t spoil it for you other than saying this is a film I’m going to watch again and again… Until I have it memorized. :D
NaBloPoMo: Day 15
Halfway done with the month!
Whew! Finally done with that school project. :)
Hey guys! :P
I wanted to share this AMAZING music site.
Why is it amazing? Because it’s free. With no advertisements. The only ad-like thing is a new song that rdio is promoting. They only play very occasionally. And it’s a great way to discover new music! :D
I urge all of you to check it out. lol
NaBloPoMo: Day 10
We’re 10 days in. 1/3 done with NaBloPoMo!
So I’m reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley right now. Hopefully going to finish it soon, as there are so many other books on my list.
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, TOP 8 BOOKS THAT SHOULD BE MADE INTO MOVIES…SOON…
1. The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
2. Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Steifvater
3. The Declaration trilogy by Gemma Malley
4. Ruby Red trilogy by Kirsten Gier
5. Matched trilogy by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
6. Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams
7. Paper Towns by John Green
8. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Omigawd. :O …Catching Fire comes out in two months. I’m so excited! :D
~ Mousepaw ^-^
Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice on March 4th, 1678. He began work with the Ospedale della Pietà right after his ordination in 1703; he taught violin there. During this period he wrote many five-finger-exercise pieces. “Spring” (the first part of Four Seasons) was a firm favorite of French King Louis XV, who would order it to be performed at the most unexpected moments. Vivaldi received various commissions for further compositions from the court of Versailles. Vivaldi died on July 28th, 1741 of “internal fire” (probably the asthmatic bronchitis from which he suffered all his life). In his life, he composed many beautiful pieces such as Opus 3 and Four Seasons.
Specific Movements start at…
- Spring. 0:00
- Summer. 10:31
- Fall. 20:59
- Winter. 32:48
Vivaldi composed Four Seasons in 1723. He wrote it to show the seasons musically. In Spring the flutes are similar to little birds, twittering in the trees. Autumn starts with strings simulating falling leaves. Around 21:45 there are yet more violins that take a beautiful turn as it sounds like the first frost settling on fallen leaves and grass. Winter has violins, violas, and cellos that sound like snow. Around 36:45 in Winter, there is a viola that sounds like an eagle soaring high above or a wolf howling far away.
I picked this piece because I liked the way Vivaldi put together the instruments to sound like animals and events. When I listen to it I can hear the hard work that went into it. It feels like a walk outside. My favorite movement is Summer because it has deep and rich notes and is not annoying as Spring is.
Today I saw “Marie Antoinette”. It was a good movie, but there are a few details that the producers missed. They missed all of the preparation before the wedding. Did you know she had to wear braces? They also messed up a little on age, but that is understandable ( There would be three or more Actors and Actresses to play each character!). The Soundtrack. Oh, the soundtrack was WAY too modern. It actually had the song “I Want Candy”…
At one point in the movie after Marie is sad for some while, she goes money-spending. In the background, when she’s trying on shoes, you can see a pair of purple converse tennis shoes. :P
The one thing that bothered me the most was that the movie did not have a complete ending! Yeah, I read all kinds of books about this, and it is my favorite piece of history so I already know the ending, but still!
It could use a little help, but the story was well presented.
But, anyway, it was overall a good movie. It won an Oscar Award for good reason.
OMG. This is so cool. :) You guys will love this!
Without further ado, The Historyteachers!!
This one is my favorite, particularly because I’m obsessed with the French Revolution. And because it’s good music.
Did you know Marie-Antoinette never said “Let them eat cake”? It was published in a writing by Jean-Jacques Rousseau when she was nine years old!
Their awesome channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers
Like It? :D