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Favorite Screen Characters Tag

Hello!

There have been several tags going around, haven’t there? I think they’re quite fun, so I rarely balk at them! =) I’ve been tagged by Faith Blum for the Favourite Screen Characters Tag. From what I gather, the rules are listing your top ten favourite television/movie characters – should be fun! So here are mine:

 

1. Toothless

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This should be obvious. :D I know he’s a dragon, and not a human-character, but he’s my favourite!

 

2. Molly Gibson from Wives and Daughters (And Roger of course!)

Awwwwww. "Yes, yes I will." Hehehe.  "Wives and daughters"

She’s just adorable. So sweet!

 

 

3.  John Thornton from North and South.

It’s Richard Armitage, playing Mr. Thornton…need anything else be said?!

 

 

4. Jane and Tarzan from Disney’s Tarzan

probably one of my favorite parts <3....tarzan's face haha

Yes, I am aware that these are technically two characters, but they go together, so…

 

5.  Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth from Persuasion (1995)

Persuasion

I know – I just keep breaking the rules! Oh well…These two are soo…*happy sigh* I love this movie!!

 

6. Esther Summerson from Bleak House

Esther Summerson {Bleak House}

She’s a very sweet character. :)

 

 

7. Lucy Pevensie

We can’t forget her :)

 

 

8. Verity Poldark from Poldark

Verity Poldark (Ross' cousin/Francis' sister) (Ruby Bentall) http://www.farfarawaysite.com/section/poldark/gallery.htm

I just love her character. She is one of the best, (if not the best?!) of the show. Anyone else watching Poldark on TV right now?

 

 

9.  Georgianna Darcy from Death Comes to Pemberly (and also her love, Henry)

Death Comes to Pemberley: Eleanor Tomlinson as Georgiana Darcy - she is SO beautiful!

Georgiana and Henry - Death Comes To Pemberley

-Such a cute couple!! Georgianna seems so refined, and genteel. And very sweet. :)(Kinda hard to believe that the same actress plays Demelza in Poldark!! – Still cute and sweet though!)

 

10. Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility (and sweet Edward, too! :))

Sense and Sensibility (2008) -- Dan Stevens as Edward Ferrars >>>

I love these two, as well. I often relate to Elinor. They’re great characters!

 

So that’s ten. I know I am forgetting some, but it’s hard to think of every movie you’ve ever seen on the spot. :) And also, I should say – these aren’t in exact order. That would be way too hard! These are just ten of my favourites – although, Toothless is definitely #1 :)

And as for who I tag, I tag YOU! If you choose to do this, leave a link so I can read it! :)

Posted in animals, Books

Hawks and Persuasion

Hawks and Persuasion; two amazing things.
There is something not so amazing of both though, or rather, they both have flaws despite their amazingness. The hawk’s would be its need to kill and eat, which is not really a flaw, but more an inconvenience for us…because it likes to dine on our future dinners, the butcher chickens.
Yesterday afternoon, I was about to go inside when I heard the butcher chickens and turkeys freaking out. I turned just in time to see this huge hawk swoop down into the chicken pen. I was like “Oh my goodness!!” and Mum asked what I was doing – I couldn’t answer, because I was hurriedly making my way to the scene of the ‘crime’. When I got to the pen, the hawk was in the pen on the ground with one of the butcher chickens in its claws. I could hardly believe what I was seeing! The hawk was in a hurry, and startled by me so it flew out of the pen to a tree branch above. By now the rest of my family was outside, Dad with his gun. The hawk killed the chicken (well, it wasn’t an immediate death…), but didn’t take it with him in his haste. Dad shot him away (to scare him, didn’t get him – it’s apparently illegal to kill hawks) and he did fly away. But seeing this made us wonder just how many chickens the hawk as gotten without us knowing, and how many, if any, cats he has taken. Last summer a number of our mamma cats just disappeared with no evidence left behind, and then just recently this summer, another one of our good mammas went missing too. So who knows. We also have coyotes that come into our yard at night…
It was a beautiful hawk, I must say. It was just huge. He came back about a half hour later (when we had company – people looking at our house, though I don’t think they’ll be buying it, but only God knows) but because we were all outside, he didn’t stay around. Today Dad put up a small net thing he had over some of the chicken pen to at least make it harder for the hawk to get in – hopefully it will deter him altogether. So yes, we’ve a hawk situation. (I’m glad to have seen it – I mean, wow!)

As for Persuasion…

Persuasion

Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” is by far my favourite of hers. I adore it. Our first version to have seen was the 1995 one with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. Our favourite version. Those actors are the characters for us. When I think of Captain Wentworth’s letter, I can only hear Ciaran Hinds speaking it.
The other evening, my Mum and I tried the 2007 version though, and tried to be open-minded (I believe it really depends on which version one sees first, that becomes ones favourite)
and there were a lot of pros and cons it. I really liked that the 2007 version gave a lot more details and whatnot, but I didn’t so much care for the actors/characters as I do the 1995 version. In my humble opinion (and it is just that – my own opinion) the main girl hadn’t really fully ‘lost her bloom’ as the book says over and over of Anne. And Captain Wentworth of that version (the 2007 one) was too young; they were both a bit too young-looking. But like I said, I appreciated the details. After we finished, my Mum and I were discussing it (well, after I tried to pry myself out of that world) and agreed that we’d like to just combine the two versions to make the perfect one! =)
As for the ‘flaw’ of Persuasion…well, it just triggered me on some things that I had to deal with through prayer. It is just a lot of romance and almost-heartbreak, and…well, that’s just a personal story.
Persuasion is still amazing, and one of my top favourites!

I must be off to read – I have two chapters left in “The Legend of the Firefish” by Brain George Polivka (a book I’m reading) and it goes back to the library today, so goodbye for now!