Before I do anything, I want to say "God bless you" to sqaringkarma
, and apriljoiex
for their stirling efforts since my last post in helping me with Project Equilibrium. I hadn't appreciated quite how frustrating it would be to watch others play hangman. I wanted to join in! On the lyrics, I managed the Gloria Gaynor without Google but sadly cannot say the same about Natasha Bedingfield. In kind thanks for your efforts, posters, I have what I hope you'll find a treat at the end of today's post.spectralbovine
posted about the Golden Globes the other day, mentioning that he did not know Globe winner Sally Hawkins. Watching the Globes live, reading the Cow's post, and seeing the terrible The Lake House
all within 24 hours, caused me to review my long and storied past with Jane Austen's Persuasion
. When I was 15, Persuasion
was one of my O-level books for English Lit and so I was forced to read it. I was a voracious reader of trash at that age, so Austen's delicate observation was dry and dull, coupled with an impatience for the protagonists to just get on with it. In short, I hated it.
Years later, I watched the adaptation with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hands. It was enjoyable and I was bemused. All I could remember was that I hated the book. I got a copy of the video and watched again, becoming more and more impressed. This sent me back to the book wherein I discovered not just the joys of of it, but that I actually, shockingly, preferred it over Pride and Prejudice
. There was something about Anne Elliot's quiet pain and fortitude that made her more endearing to me than Elizabeth Bennet. So I was excited in 2007 when I learned of a new adaptation, starring Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones. Sally Hawkins was a very different but nonetheless wonderful Anne Elliot. She has a soft humour behind her eyes that shone and that star quality effect of making it hard to look away whenever she's on screen. I heartily recommend it. I do not recommend the rather silly The Lake House
even if Sandra Bullock's character has the good taste to call Persuasion
her favourite book.
The point of all this is to tell Polter-Cow that he should get himself to Netflix.
Can anyone help apriljoiex
? She's desperate for some BSG
icons but being only halfway through Season 2, she's reluctant to look for fear of spoilers. She's at the point where I more or less stopped watching although I'm aware of what's happened since so I'm a poor candidate for being able to help her, not being sure when anything was revealed. Her post is here if there are any BSG
fans in the building.
Finally, as promised, an alternative to Hangman. I love Boggle although I haven't played in years. That lack of practice plus encroaching senility made me useless playing online recently. You all can do so much better. I present a grid for you to see how many of the 332 words of three letters or more you can get. Remember that each letter must touch the next vertically, horizontally or diagonally.