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Are You Hungry?

Yes, I am doing it. I’m giving into the societal pressures, and also my own obsession, and capitalizing on the popularity of The Hunger Games.

I own all three of the books, and yes, I read them all in less than a week. They were addicting, and I was happy to finally be on a bandwagon that didn’t make me want to throw up. For example, I have never, nor will I ever (with the exception of a certain youtube series by Alex Day, aka Nerimon), read the Twilight series. The Hunger Games, though, well they’re a different story.

So here is the trailer if for some reason you have yet to see it, or if you just feel like watching it for the umpteenth time (goodness knows I will):

Hopefully that embedded alright.

Anyways, if you’re curious, I’ll share my thoughts. If not, you can just skip to the end of the post.

Okay, first off. Let me list the things I love about this trailer. There are many!

1. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss

(I wasn’t convinced at first, but seeing her screaming as Prim was being taken convinced me she can pull of Katniss’ super emotional role. I don’t believe her as Mystique in X-Men, but I believe she can be Katniss.)

2. Cinna

(Oh my goodness! Cinna has got to be one of my favorite characters in the series, and seeing the gold eyeliner of Cinna in it’s full glory on Lenny Kravitz is seriously so great! Words cannot express!)

3. Stanley Tucci as Cesar Flickerman

(The blue wig is not how I thought it would be, but I feel he will be the perfect Cesar, and I love it!)

4. Effie Trinket

(I love the bright red eyeshadow, pale complexion, outfit, and un-obviously pink wig. It was perfect!)

5. Haymitch’s ridiculous hair

(He looks kind of crazy, but I suppose he should. It’s great, just great.)

5 1/4. Seneca Crane’s Beard!!

(Oh my goodness! Where in the book did Seneca Crane have the coolest beard ever?!?! Please, if there is a quote about that, enlighten me. Even if it wasn’t in the book, it may have been my favorite minor detail in this trailer! Amazing! He must be a really skilled shaver.)

Okay, I’m sure there is a lot more to love about this trailer, but those are my top things. I didn’t mention the men yet, because I know it’s very controversial. Personally, I’m really hoping Liam somehow pulls off the role as Gale, because right now I’m not buying it. I know Gale is supposed to be attractive, but he’s also a man’s man and Liam looks like too much of a pretty boy to me. I don’t know, let’s hope he can somehow toughen it up in the movie.

As far as Peeta goes, I am really excited that Josh Hutcherson got the role. I would not have expected him to be cast at all, but I actually think he’s going to do a splendid job. He kind of fits the Peeta look, too, even though I’m used to seeing him as a brunette.

There you go, my two cents. I don’t know if you wanted to read that or not, but I hope it was somewhat entertaining. Now, before I fall too much off the path, here comes some kind of song or playlist that I have to correlate with this post. Wish me luck.

Ooh I got it! Since this is The Hunger Games,  the song I will leave you with will correlate to the ‘hunger’ theme. This song is called   “The Hungry Ghost” and it is by the amazing, the spectacular, The Cure! The lyrics actually fit in a strange way, because it’s about how we’re never satisfied in life: we always want more. I think that fits the mindset of the capitol very well in The Hunger Games. Well, anyways, it’s a great song even if there is no correlation. Have a great day everyone!

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Are You Brit Enough?

I’m a bit of an anglophile, truth be told. I love the accent, probably like any other American girl, but it’s more than that. After all, we were once a part of their world, that is before we became the rebel country. Anyways, the British do things right. They dress well *ahem Burberry* and they make some incredible music. The point of me saying all of this is that I love the quintessential British trench-coat.

This brings us back to Burberry. Right now, with Christopher Bailey at the helm, the Burberry ship is sailing straight to the top of my favorite designers list. Oh my goodness, I just cannot get enough of their beautiful fashion. For men and women, you just can’t go wrong with Burberry (especially the Prorsum line).

So, without further ado, I will be showing you my photos of the Brit look. This trench-coat was on sale at the Burberry store, and since it is my favorite color I couldn’t really resist. (I was already planning on buying a coat there, anyway.) The point is, I love this coat, and the color combo in these pictures is one of my favorites. So here are a bunch of pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love that my hair is completely in my face in this one.

Hat: Vintage

Earrings and Black Bracelet: Old Navy

Dress and Tights: H&M

Trench: Burberry

Bangles: Forever 21

Shoes: Guess

Alright, so here it goes: My quintessential Brit playlist just to finish it all off.

Brit List

(I tried to keep this balanced between old and new, classic and obscure. Enjoy.)

The Cure – Pictures of You

(Robert Smith’s voice is so perfectly recognizable.)

You Me At Six – Jealous Minds Think Alike

Oasis – Wonderwall

(Too classic! I had to put it on here.)

Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See

(A great example of how British sayings don’t always make sense to Americans. This song is not dirty.)

The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black

Los Campesinos! – The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

Last Shadow Puppets – Separate And Ever Deadly

(If you’re not convinced by the way Miles sings “I didn’t hear,” then you’ll know their British when you hear them sing “butter and crumbs.”)

The Who – Pinball Wizard

The Vaccines – All In White

The Smiths – This Charming Man

(How can you have a British playlist without Morissey? Another completely recognizable voice!)

Bat For Lashes – Daniel

Muse – Escape

(That’s all for now. If you want more Brit music lists, let me know.)

 

 

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Gloomy Morning

This morning I crawled out of bed, grabbed my coffee, as any addict would, and looked out the window to see that it was a perfect day. No, not perfect in the conventional sense, but in my world a perfect day consists of plenty of grey sky and the possibility, if not the certainty, of rain. That is what I saw, and I couldn’t have been happier. So, I threw on my unnecessary sunglasses, because I didn’t have anything on my face, combed my unkempt hair, and got ready to  take a picture. I hope you enjoy.

Coat: Mad Men For Banana Republic

Jeans & Sunglasses: Forever 21

Shoes: DVF

Coffee: Delicious

Song In Background: ‘By Your Hand’ by Los Campesinos! (I told you my phases last a long time!)

As for a NaNoWriMo update, even though I honestly don’t know if it’s important, or if the two readers I probably have care, I’m a bit ahead but I have a lot of work to do today to get my word count in. Then I’m going to watch my favorite show of all time on TV tonight, and hopefully play some Twilight Princess. Yes, I’m addicted to that as well.

Last but not least, I’ll leave you with a nice rainy day themed playlist. I hope you like it.

Gloomy Morning

Grey Weather – Gregory & The Hawk

Raining In My Heart – Buddy Holly

Umbrella (Cover) – All Time Low

(I decided today I really want to hear a semi-screamo cover of this song, so this is the closest thing I found. It’s more punk, though, so if you know of a more scream-y version, please enlighten me.)

Cold Summer – Seabear

Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Cover) – The Ramones

Goodnight Bad Morning – The Kills

The Rain Will Come – Rocky Votolato

Prayers For Rain – The Cure

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