‘I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual’.
‘Everywhere I go somebody is staring at me, I don’t know if people are staring because they recognise me or because they think I’m a weirdo’.
‘If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people’.
‘That’s really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done’.
‘My mother is a walking miracle’.
‘Drugs? Everyone has a choice and I choose not to do drugs’.
‘I really don’t know what I’m doing… I don’t. It’s terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that’s all I really do’.
I have been watching New Girl at every free moment I can. I watched it when it first aired and now have Season 1 and 2 on DVD. This show has great characters, great scenarios and a great concept. The concept is that one girl lives in a loft with three guys. Hijinks ensue.
The plot is described as follows (from google+): ‘After going through a rough breakup, awkward and upbeat Jess moves in with three single guys. Intelligent and witty Nick is an underachiever who took the bartender off-ramp on his road to success. Schmidt obsesses over his social standing and looks at Jess as a personal project. Winston is a competitive former athlete who, after realizing he will never become a pro, moves into the loft. Together with Jess’ best friend, Cece, they bond to form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.’
The show is so loveable because of these four people who live together and because each episode allows us to see their relationships develop and grow both with each other and with outside characters. Part of this comes from excellent actors such as; Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris and Damon Wayans Jr.
I am so obsessed, once again, with this show and I’m sad because I’m not watching the show right now!
Disclaimer: I do not own the above picture, it is from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1826940/
TOP 5 Favourite Videos right now:
Since I usually recommend people or channels, I figured I’d do something different for this YouTube recommendation and instead give a Top 5 of the videos I have been loving recently.
1 – Wheezy Waiter’s video ‘? (1000)’
It is such a beautiful video which not only is his 1000th video but is also his proposal to his long-term girlfriend Chyna.
2 – Carrie’s video on ‘The Friend Zone’
Carrie does a wide range of videos, but some of my favourites are her ‘advice’ videos or discussion type videos like this one.
3 – Jimmy’s video on Sexual Abuse.
I usually love Jimmy’s videos regardless of what they are and often because they are comical but in this case Jimmy gets very serious and talks about Sexual Abuse on YouTube. I enjoy this video because I feel like it deals well in commenting on a situation that is very prevalent in the YouTube community at this current time.
4 – The Best of Suits|Humor
I love the programme Suits so much and this video demonstrates some of the reasons why. If you love Suits too you should check the video out. It is well edited and put to great music.
5 – Tanya’s Halloween Night In
I love daily vlogs and right now, I love Tanya’s the most. I watched this video earlier today and I just think it was so casual and so relaxed it was great.
Onto the second book in the Inkheart trilogy (as I recommended Inkheart last week)… Inkspell by Cornelia Funke (published in 2005). Disclaimer: there are going to be spoilers for Inkheart in this recommendation since it follows on from the same story. If you haven’t read Inkheart don’t read this.
The Blurb reads as ‘Let the imaginary become real… Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of the extraordinary events of Inkheart, and the story whose characters strode out of the pages, and changed her life for ever. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater, torn from his world of words, the need to return has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back, he sets in motion a dangerous reversal that sees the characters of Inkheart transported to a charmed Inkworld, about to be fought over by rival rebels and princes.’
This book has all the same things to it which made me like Inkheart before. The characters are amazing, the narrative is cleverly written and this is especially seen at the beginning of the novel as Funke makes subtle differences between Resa’s relationship with Meggie and Mo compared to Mo’s relationship with Meggie and it makes it apparent that just because the family is reunited doesn’t mean that Resa didn’t miss out on nine years of her family’s life, and that time still needs to be caught up.
Funke’s writing is especially brilliant when it comes to describing the new world, the Inkworld. She also takes the reader through various time shifts and switches between scenes without causing confusion. Throughout the novel there can be sets of characters in four different places and Funke carefully goes between these groups. It is flawlessly well done.
Another brilliant book in the Inkheart trilogy; now onto the third one… I have to say I still like Inkheart a little bit more, but it was interesting to see the Inkworld and to see all the twists and turns as the story developed.
‘If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.’
‘I never smile unless I mean it’.
‘You have to believe in yourself, otherwise you can’t do it. If you don’t believe in yourself, how do expect anyone else to? Because ultimately, you’re the one who has to do it.’
‘I had a rough spot about being a goody-goody Mormon, and not drinking or smoking. But I’m kind of grateful I’ve got this image now. There are no skeletons in my closet. What you see is what you get.’
‘Sometimes people take it for granted that they had success, especially nowadays when you have instant stardom. A lot of people feel entitlement and nobody is entitled to anything.’
‘Romance is alive and well in America, but the 50 percent who can’t make it work fail because of selfishness. It gets down to that. You can’t oversimplify it because every situation is so complex.’
‘Our father taught us such a work ethic that if there’s something worth doing, it’s worth doing well.’
Disclaimer – I do not own the photo, it is from: http://donny.com/donny/
Slowly but surely the BookTubing community is growing. It finally found me through Jesse the Reader, a BookTuber, who I recently subscribed to. So what is the BookTube community? Well, simply it’s a safe place for book nerds to gush over all the books they love.
Jesse is an intense lover of books and he does not hide this. His channel ‘about’ reads ‘I’m a BOOK WARRIOR, here to have fun & share my love for books. :)’. He manages through TAG videos, reviews and hauls. Not only is he amazingly enthusiastic about what he recommends or talks about he is also a touch crazy, which is never bad.
Here are some examples of his videos:
‘I love people where, at the end of the day, they’ll pick up a paintbrush and paint clouds. They can physically make things.’
‘I was always admiring people who seemed to conduct themselves with ease in the world. Maybe that’s a great gift to give your kids if you can do that. Because they can move through the world without neurosis, this anxiety about everything, which our own parents gave us.’
‘I’m sure if Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be doing classic guitar solos on YouTube.’
‘My adolescence was a kind of motorway pile-up. I wish I had known that one day the geek would inherit the Earth.’
‘Real heroes are all around us and uncelebrated.’
‘The best advice is to get on with it. I’m very prone to falling into depressions – not clinical, just ‘can’t be bothered.’ It’s such a waste of time.’
‘When I was acting, I was always asking about the mechanics of filmmaking. I decided I would learn what everyone on set was doing, so I would feel less threatened.’