Todays post comes from the Jack Frost Christmas special.
In the film Jack Frost falls in love with a beautiful peasant girl. This winter he is given the opportunity to be human and win her heart, sealing the deal to remain human if he gets a home, a horse, and a bag of gold.
This song, Just What I Always Wanted, takes place during the Christmas he spends with the people. Since no one has any money, they just give empty boxes to each other pretending it is their dream gift.
The song is cute, adorable, and incredibly catchy.
You’ve probably thought this fan posts were over, but nope I just ran into a few problems. First the internet would not work for me, at all. It kept coming off and forcing me to type in my password every five minutes.
The week after that I decided to do a post on one of my main men, Clint Eastwood. Check out Classic Clint. The weeks after that I ran into some problems and was also unable to do it, instead doing my post A Cautionary Tale. Last Sunday was Father’s Day, so I decided to do a post on that as well, Dear Dad.
But that’s all behind me and there are plenty more things that I was obsessed with: past, present, & future; to share. So stay tuned!
My sister loved this show and had to watch it every day after school. Because of her I got really into this show and have to say I loved it, but when I write a synopsis of it, it might not make a whole lot of sense.
Goku is a little monkey boy, as in he only has a tail. He befiends a teenage woman, Bulma, and the two set off to find the seven wishing dragon balls. He becomes a student of the turtle hermit, Kame-Sennin, later entering a huge tournament with some of the most powerful fighters in the world.
He also destroys the Red Ribbon Army single-handedly. When Goku’s best friend, Kuririn, is murdered by Piccolo, then Goku sets out to destroy him as revenge.
He also meets a young girl, Chi-Chi, who loves him and gets him to agree to marriage.
It was a great and entertaining series with a lot of fun. I recommend checking it out if you have never seen it before. Just be sure to stay away from the awful live action film.
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to Dragon Ball. In this Goku is an adult with his son Gohan and Goten. Like Dragon Ball, it is fun to watch, but when writing a synopsis it does sound a bit strange. But, believe me, it is worth viewing.
So Goku is approached by a humoinoid alien, Raditz. He reveals to Goku that he is his long-lost brother and a Saiyan. He was sent as an infant to takeover the world, but suffered from a head injury that made him lose his memory and blood thirsty nature. Goku refuses, and Raditz kidnaps Gohan.
Goku and Piccolo team up to destroy Raditz, with Goku sacrificing himself to save everyone else. In the after life he is trained by King Kai until he is brought back to life with the dragon balls. He fights against Raditz’s companions, Vegeta and Nappa, reaching the levels of extreme power, a Super Saiyan.
As Gohan ages, he helps in the battle too.
Later Goku encounters Trunks, the future son of Vegeta (when he has become good) and Bulma. He shows flashforwards to an adult Gohan (and a super butt-kicking one!)
It is a great show, check it out.
Most people know exactly what this is without me having to say anything. But for those who don’t, Full House was a family friendly TV show. In it, Danny Tanner’s (Bob Saget) wife is killed in a car crash, leaving him a widower with three girls, D.J. (Candance Cameron), Stephanie, and Michelle (played by both Olsen twins). Finding himself at a loss he asks his best friend Joey, a comedian; and brother-in-law, Jesse (John Stamos), Elvis-loving rock musician, to move in and help him out.
The show was a mix between comedy, drama, and the facts of growing up.
So some of you may remember me talking about a series of youtube videos down Dan Howell, Danisnotonfire. In that series we have a cute British guy just talking about his everyday life and awkward/funny situations he gets himself into. Well, it turns out as I watched his videos that his best friend and roommate Phil also does videos!
Yep, I decided to check him out and he is just as attractive and hilarious. Phil Lester, or the Amazing Phil, also has a slight vulnerable quality about him that instantly draws you in and makes you want to give him a huge hug. Us followers are called philions, and if you haven’t joined this fandom you need to check it out.
Phil you’re worth more to me than just two days! And I’d date you in a heartbeat. 🙂
Pokemon, I remember it fondly. And I’m not talking about today’s crazy mix of colors and things. I’m talking about the original Pokemon. The TV show.
Yeah I was never into the games and really never understood how to “fight” with the cards. For me it was all about the show, another one I was introduced to because my sister was super into it.
In the original show we had Ash Ketchum who is given the pokemon Pikachu, and sets off to find and try to collect every pokemon that exists. He also tries for every badge he can get so that he can compete in the final pokemon battle. It was an awesome show with awesome characters, more on them in a minute. First we had the intro, unbelievably cool.
Then we had Ash the lovable teen. My favorite character was Brock, a guy he meets that wants to open up his own gym, and joins in on Ash’s quest. Brock was hilarious as he was always falling in love.
And Misty who was super annoying.
Then there was team Rocket, a group of people who were always trying to steal Pokemon for their master, and horribly failing.
So when someone says something bad about us, we as people tend to get angry.
We want to make that person pay. We want them to suffer.
Grab your torches and sharpen your pitchforks!
And that explains how Elizabeth felt after Darcy dissed her at the ball.
“You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room,’ said Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.
‘Oh! She is the most beautiful creature I have ever beheld! But there is one of her sisters sitting down just behind you, who is very pretty, and I dare say very agreeable. Do let me ask my partner to introduce you.’ [said Mr. Bingley]
‘Which do you mean?’ and turning round he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said: ‘She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me…”
What a jerk!!!
How could he say that? Loser!
This part of the book always strikes a deep chord with me. Once when I was in middle school I was sitting a bit away from these two boys and accidentally overheard their conversation. Elijah and Kevin were discussing different girls at the school and rating their “hotness level”. Elijah had a girlfriend but Kevin was “on the prowl”. Elijah brought up my name and Kevin said “Nah, all the girls in this school are WAY hotter than her.”
I was crushed. Utterly upset at what he had said.
And it took a while to get over.
At the time I did nothing. I was a preteen and very vulnerable. Today I think I would have handled it differently. Either:
Just kidding about the second one. I wouldn’t get into a real fight, instead a verbal beatdown.
Anyways, I didn’t deal with the situation with the best aplomb. I was angry and upset and wanted to make Kevin suffer.
I got my payback at a school dance a year later. Kevin had changed his mind about me and was interested, but I didn’t have any of that. He asked me to a school dance and I turned him down, meanly.
I have to admit that Elizabeth handled the whole situation way better than me and you have to give her major props. It must be so hard to hear yourself compared to your sister constantly in your own home, but out in public? To hear other guys say you aren’t as hot?
I mean people want to hear that they are the good-looking ones.
But Elizabeth is one classy woman. Instead of striking against him, being rude or hurtful; she just let’s it roll of her back.
“Elizabeth remained with no very cordial feelings toward him. She told the story, however, with great spirit among her friends; for she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous.”
And that is just one of the many reasons why Elizabeth is a totally awesome person.
So let’s talk about Mr. Darcy’s first meeting. He made several mistakes.
Yes, you did. You made a ton of blunders that really led to you demise in the public’s eye.
So we see that when Darcy is first introduced as being one hot guy.
“Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mein, and…having ten thousand a year…the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration…”
That is until he showed how prideful he is
“[Mr. Darcy] was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud; to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could save him…”
1. Not Dancing
Now I am not big on dancing, I’m like William H. Macy in Wild Hogs
But to people in Regency era dancing was an important thing. As a woman to be dancing it spoke of your beauty and possibility of marriage. Therefore Darcy giving a huge slight on the town and the women as he danced with no one. It was like saying no one there was good enough for him.
It also told everyone that they had no chance at all at gaining his heart as
“To be found of dancing was a certain step toward falling in love…”
Not good Mr. Darcy, not good at all.
But in his defense he only knows a few people, and it can be hard to dance in front of strangers, especially if you are dancing with a stranger.
“You know how I detest it [dancing], unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner.”
I know I couldn’t do it. Mr. Bingley tries to introduce him to people, but Darcy just shuts him down. True it sounds rude, but I believe that Darcy is just socially awkward.
Yep, Darcy comes off as a regular tool, the way he acts above everybody else.
“he was discovered to be proud; to be above his company, and above being pleased…”
He only dances two dances, one with Mrs. Hurst (Bingley’s sister) and Miss Caroline Bingley. He also only talked to the people within his party, declining to be introduced to anyone else.
“His character was decided. He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and everybody hoped he would never come there again.”
However, I’m going to play devil’s advocate here. It can be hard when you are in a new area. Sometimes you can come off being ruder than you mean to be.
I used to be like that a lot. People would tell me they thought I was a snob before, and glad that they were mistaken. I never realized that my self-consciousness was giving off that kind of vibe. In fact I feel bad for Darcy, as for him it was the same way. He never realizes the way he may portray himself or the attitude he gives off until Elizabeth tells him.
3. Slighting Elizabeth
Ooooh Darcy, this is where you really dig yourself into a hole.
“She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me.”
Sorry Darcy, I have nothing to say to defend you. You said such a cruel thing and she tells her friend and family. Her mother spreads the story around and Darcy, you’re coffin is sealed.
So this clearly shows that we need to watch our actions and how we present ourselves to people. First impressions last a long time and take forever to overcome.
Also that even though Darcy is hot and rich, its personality that will always win over as everyone was willing to forget trying to win his heart, once they felt his personality was a huge zero.
Yep personality will always win out:
And it’s a good thing for us that Darcy has a beautiful soul to go with his body. It just takes a bit of time for us and Elizabeth to see it.