Monday, 23 September 2013

Batman Begins,

So yes, here it finally is, Batman Begins! Ha! Did you think that it'd be all three movies? Well, things change.
And actually what happened was that I was sort of like 'Hey, Saxon. Do you want to help me write a Batman blog post?' And he was like 'Sure, yeah.' So I wrote the blog post (he suggested splitting it) and his comments are in blue. He was the one who suggested me watching Batman and though I wish he did, he used to blog over at 'A Knights Quest'  he hasn't blogged in two years, so yeah. Enjoy the first part! :D
Part 1: Batman Begins

I remember that when the movie started I squeaked 'I'm watching Batman' I heard the Batman music *Da Daaaaaaaa* (yes, I've heard some of the music before) and I began to watch.
Now, Saxon told me pretty much everything about Batman Begins. Like pretty much the entire story line.  And some cool quotes, because without cool quotes movies pretty boring...But that was okay, I thought it was awesome anyway. One thing I had trouble with was that I couldn't quite work out how they were going to pollute the water but that's okay. The other thing was that there was a lot of night-time fighting And that's why they choose to have their "group therapy sessions in broad daylight".... sorry couldn't resist  Vellvin continue: and stuff, and seeing as I was a bit tired I had a little trouble focusing.
Batman Begins was a pretty awesome movie. It had a big build-up but it was nice to have the back-story of him being afraid of bats, and his Mum and Dad getting shot (Wouldn't exactly call that nice but anyways) and him running away. I thought it was good how his Dad asked him why do we fall down.  His Father seemed like a pretty nice guy. It was kind of weird, having Gotham City which isn't even a real city, and not New York (Which gets blown to bits in every second movie action/superhero/scifi , partly I was annoyed and partly I liked it better that way.
Batman Begins is darker (Well he is the Dark Knight...and Bruce Wayne....and the hero Gotham deserves but not the one it needs aaaaand....)then any other super hero movie I have seen (excluding the second, and the third which I will watch soon). Even the Amazing Spiderman isn't as dark (Though it was an amazing movie :P), I believe. Though I've only seen it once all the way through, and it was dark nevertheless.

Well, a guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.- Bruce Wayne/Batman
I really liked Bruce Wayne/Batman. He was pretty awesome, also he's very handsome. :) (*Groan*) I loved the fact that whenever you see him he's either in his Batman suit or a business suit. I've watched HISHE before and Batman is usually one of the primary characters in that, so I'd already heard sort of how his voice was. I know its Batman's voice and all but it was a little hard to take seriously anyway. I liked it how Batman is older than most of the other super heroes. He just seems more mature, more I don't know. Stable? In who he is and what he needs to do. Did anyone else grin when Earle rings him up and he replies with just the same line he used on him. That was funny! We need more Batmans don't we?

What is the point of all those push-ups if you can't even lift a ****** log?- Alfred (The answer being, as usual, because he's Batman)
Alfred. Now we all know how loyal British butlers are, don't we? Because Alfred is no exception. He's known Bruce all his life. I loved it in the flash backs when Alfred tells him when Bruce asks is he's given up on him and Alfred just like' Nu-uh!' type thing. He's fiercely loyal, he knows what to do and when to do it. He is sooooooo much better than Harry's butler from Spiderman! (Tell me about it!!) I mean, yeah that was soooooo helpful telling him that his father died from the glider. At least two years after it happened. Yeah, that was so helpful. Anyway, back to Batman. Alfred is one of the few people who knows that Bruce is Batman and all around we all just want to give him a hug, don't we?

Yield.-Bruce Wayne
Henri Ducard: You haven't beaten me. You've sacrificed sure footing for a killing stroke. He taps the ice with his sword, plunging Bruce into the water. (I loved this part out of the movie! It was so funny!)
Henri Ducard/ Ra's al Ghul in other words-villian
Okay, so Batman Begins had a few villians but the most primary of these was Henri, also known as Ra's al Ghul. So we all liked him at the start didn't we? He is Liam Neeson after all, and he Liam Neeson is Qui-Gon Jinn and everyone likes Qui-Gon Jinn. His voice is awesome and its so gentle, so its hard to have him as a bad guy. When he trains Bruce was very interesting, he was not merciful, not gentle, he was entirely the opposite, hard, unyielding, and unmerciful. And with a thirst for justice even of it means killing millions to boot...But if you think about it, that't probably what Bruce needed to get him to what he needed to be, namely Batman. I really liked it how he suddenly just 'showed up' at Bruce's party and then they're just talking casually like old friends as the people have/are leaving. Now, it was very much like a bad guy to leave six of his henchmen to finish the job of killing the hero, obviously it didn't work, and it's never going to work for any bad guy. Batman meets him on the train, and knocks him down, so that he crashes with the train. And that's the end of him. Or is it?

Rachel Dawes- Basically the 'heroine' of Batman Begins. Best friend of Bruce Wayne when they were children, she tried to slap some sense into him after Chill's trial (literally) and she has no qualms about telling him what she thinks of him.

I like the fact that she's rather spunky and not stupid, she thinks Scarecrow is doing something fishy and she's ready to find out what it is

Commissioner Gordon- The uncorrupt police officer, who believes in Batman, even when others don't. He's out there to do good, and he comforts Bruce the night his parents die. He's pretty cool, always seroius and with a few good lines as well. 

Scarecrow-villian and mad scientist, you know its funny how he's still running around in the Dark Knight Rises and no one knows what happens to him at the end. He is soooo irritating, and a little loony as well.  "Death. By exile."

Lucius Fox. Okay, so we all like him. He's rather witty, and smart and knows what he's doing in every situation. He helps Bruce with his high-tech weapons and walks him through them. He also, though Bruce does not say it to his face, suspect he is Batman.  ("The Tumbler? Oh, you wouldn't ne interested in that...")

God Bless

Sunday, 22 September 2013

There's something happening over at the party tree...

"My dear people. My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, and Proudfoots... Also my good Sackville-Bagginses that I welcome back at last to Bag End. Today is my one hundred and eleventh birthday: I am eleventy-one today! I hope you are enjoying yourselves as much as I am. I shall not keep you long, I have called you all together for a purpose. Indeed, for three purposes! First of all, to tell you that I am immensely fond of you all, and that eleventy-one years is too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable Hobbits. I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. Secondly, to celebrate my birthday. I should say: our birthday. For it is, of course, also the birthday of my heir and nephew, Frodo. He comes of age and into his inheritance today. Together we score one hundred and forty-four. Your numbers were chosen to fit this remarkable total: one gross, if I may use the expression. It is also, if I may be allowed to refer to ancient history, the anniversary of my arrival by barrel at Esgaroth on the Long Lake; thought the fact that it was my birthday slipped my memory on that occasion. I was fifty-one then, and birthdays did not seem so important. The banquet was very splendid, however, though I had a bad cold at the time, I remember, and could only say 'Thag you very buch'. I now repeat it more correctly: Thank you very much for coming to my little party. Thirdly and finally, I wish to make an ANNOUNCEMENT! I regret to announce that- though, as I said, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to spend among you- this is the END! I am going. I am leaving NOW! GOODBYE!"- The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

September 22! Something that we have celebrated every year since 2009 I believe: Bilbo's birthday party! Let's not forget Frodo while we're at. :) We'll be playing a few games, having a hobbitish dinner, and watching the introduction of the Hobbit and the party scene with the little kids as they aren't old enough to watch the whole movies. And we'll get to see Pippin and Merry stealing the firework which is always a lot of fun to watch! :)

Happy Birthday Bilbo and Frodo! :)

God Bless

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Dropping by..

Okay, just dropping by to say that I've left a little poll for everyone to do. Sherlock vs. Doctor Who. Good fun, hey? I know who I'll be voting for. It ends on 1st of October. Coincidently, it is also the day that The Royal Ranger is released.  And hopefully I'll be watching the Dark Knight Rises tonight or tomorrow night. It depends on when the swing set is finished. Did I mention that mostly Dad and Saxon are making this huge swing set so that even big kids can go on it?! Yep, it is amazing. Maybe I'll post a picture of it.
The ear flap hat!

While I'm on the subject, I've got this huge amount of gifs and pictures of Sherlock, which have been sitting in my dashboard for ages. I'm probably going to publish it once I've actually written something, (yeah, its got absolutely no words yet, except for its title: My Introduction to Mr. Sherlock Holmes) but would it bother you if the pictures far outnumbered the amount of text? Just wondering.

And I've been writing some of my Batman post. Slowly but surely. Does anyone else think its awesome that Batman owns a Lamborghini? I do. :)

God Bless

Friday, 13 September 2013

Dadadadada! B...

Hey guys! How's things? This past week has been really long. Little kids haven't been feeling well and Spring is acting more like Autumn/Winter, mostly Winter.
Guess what I watched last night?

Yep! Batman Begins! It was pretty cool! I really like Batman/Bruce Wayne he was awesome! So I already knew the basic story-line from my brother who told we all about it one night when we were making beds together. Anyway, I'm watching the Dark Knight and then hopefully the Dark Knight Rises tomorrow night. Except for someone (Saxon) who has a strange idea that we should watch BOTH of them tonight! Hopefully I'll do a blogs post on the three once I've seen them. Oh, yeah and I'm gonna boo the Joker, just so everyone knows. It is kind of called the Dark Knight isn't it? Not 'The Joker'
Anyway Auf Wiedersehen (German for goodbye)
Goodnight! :)

God Bless

Sunday, 8 September 2013

That thing, called feeling content. It's out there, y'know. :)

So Sundays are my favourite day of the week. I like Friday evenings, I like Saturday mornings, but Sunday wins, hands down. Okay, but I doooooo stress out before we get to Mass. I'm like that. I hate to be late.

Today was a beautiful day. On Friday we were invited to the baptism of a new baby girl by a family we know. We accepted of course and went to the baptism, and the mass after it. Both were in Latin and both were very nice. I actually managed to keep up with pretty much everything they were saying this time! I remember a few years ago I was extremely upset because I couldn't work out where we were up to in the mass book. I was actually like that a little bit a few weeks ago when we went to Latin mass but one of the best things about coming from a large family is that someone at least knows where we're up to. :)
After the baptism and mass, we chatted outside for a bit and got to see the little baby girl who's big day it was to be baptised. We also got to see another lady's baby who we hadn't seen yet, and another sweet adorable baby girl who is a yeah, absolutely adorable.
We were invited back to the special little baby's family's house and had lunch and everything like that. Great socialising and it was a beautiful day to be doing it as well. True it was getting a little hot in the afternoon but that's beside the point. :)
We stayed for about three and a half hours and I think that Mr and Mrs. (insert name) the Father and Mother of the little baby girl being baptised were wonderful hosts. And today was their wedding anniversary as well!
On the way back home I relaxed in the middle of the car. Listening to the I-Pod which was playing Eddie and the Cruisers songs. Some of them are so bittersweet. Like  'A Matter Of Time' but my favourite has to be

'Open Road' if you haven't heard these songs then go wash your mouth out with soap, cos they're amazing.

After coming home I grabbed Son Of Neptune and settled down outside on the grass, everyone was pretty exhausted and just went and did their own thing. I actually stopped for a little bit and did sword fighting with Arwen and Trahaearn. Arwen kept on telling me how we needed to just 'concentrate'. :) After it got too cold outside I went upstairs and put on a jumper and sat on my bed and read some more. I've got about 70 pages to go before I finish Son Of Neptune and move on to Mark of Athena, I love Ella, she is so adorable! She's a harpy, but she great.
And can I just say I love this quote that Mars says?
And let me just say a great improvement after The Lost Hero and all that stuff about Leo, Jason and Piper. I much prefer Percy, Hazel and Frank. Gaia is such an annoying character, and Mars saying that Frank is BETTER than Percy?!?! I'll punch him in the face for that. :P And on a side note, I've learned more Greek/Roman mythology from reading Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus books than anything else. Besides the fact that I hate Greek and Roman myths. The gods were also so immoral and had no standards.

But Percy Jackson I can do. :)
And so after having dinner I'm sitting here. Writing this blog post. Life's been busy. Enjoying Spring (nananananhhhh to all those people who hate colder months in your faces I'm having Spring. But don't worry, probably back in January I'll be complaining about the heat.

Mum's been reading us Big John's Secret, a book she read to us older kids years ago, but one the little kids have never heard. :) Crusades, castles, pages, swords, medieval= Pure Awesomeness. :) I can't wait to find out what happens next as I can't remember all of the story, only a little bit.

The Australian election was yesterday. I'm glad we kicked Rudd out but Liberal wasn't what I had in mind. I'd prefer DLP, for instance. Just gotta pray that its the right thing and they do a better job than Labour. Tony Abbott will be fun to draw on though, because we can add glasses, and rotten teeth, and ear piercings and stuff. :) And please tell me you actually have drawn on some politicians and just people in the newspaper and in magazines? Because it is so much fun.
This sound familiar.
Saxon sent me a couple of funny Assassin's Creed pictures on Facebook and we (Saxon, Rogan, a little bit of Eden, and I had a look. They are on a Facebook page but I wouldn't recommend the page as its got some language kind of stuff.

Speaking of Assassin's Creed has anyone seen any of the Youtube videos on Black Flag? What do you think of it.

 Edwards grown on me I've gotta admit. But he looks better with his hood off. :) Also got our Mum to play Assasin's Creed 3 last night for about ten minutes. We were sort of showing her everything. Like pick-pocketing people, killing peopel and throwing their bodies off the wharves into the water and that srot of stuff. She even killed a few innocent civilians. :) She did say she was getting bored, but I found that it was just sssooooooooooo funny!
Autumn was home for Friday even and all of Saturday, she left on the 12:30 am train and is safely back in Sydney. :)
Hoping for a productive week of school and (hopefully) having out awesome swing set finished on the weekend. Along with a visit from someone we haven't talked to much this year.

God Bless


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