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Hello, my dears. This is a gif game! All you have to do is guess what Period Drama the gif belongs too. It's dead simple. Of course, there is a warning for people similar to myself: This post might drive those two poor eyes of you crazy. :-/

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Answers coming next week! 

Violets // Montgomery sure loved them! // Also, a poll. (*mysterious grin*)

"After the Mayflowers came the violets, and Violet Vale was empurpled with them. Anne walked through it on her way to school with reverent steps and worshiping eyes, as if she trod on holy ground."

I am super, stinking late for this delightful monthly link-up. Well, technically I'm still on time - because it is a monthly link-up and it's still May, right-ho? - but I'm definitely not early. 

Well, for those of you lovely creatures out there and yonder who haven't a clue what I'm brabbling on about, I am late for Heidi's Inkling Explorations. 'Tis a delightful thing. Heidi presents a word - this month it's 'violets' - and people such as me and you find the word in a story (book, movie, you name it) and paste it out on your own blog. It's so much fun seeing book/movie snippets all centered around the word 'violets' sprinkled around on different blogs!

Also, it helps a lot that I absolutely adore Violets. I mean, look at my blog background, dear people. Probably my favourite flowers, after Wisteria. I tend to love purple, mauve and violet-shaded flowers - there are loads of 'em and all positively glorious. Violets are the most beautiful, velvety, golden-buttonned little things there ever were and it was a joy to explore in the Inkling world and pick a story snippet with the word 'violets' in it. It wasn't too hard, too, because I'm Lucy Maud Montgomery's biggest fan and - well - in total, she mentioned the word 'violet' two-hundred-and-fifty-seven times in all her books. Yeah, she sure loved them.


Obviously it was therefore hard to pick just one Mongomery-Violet snippet, so I'm afraid I'll do a few. Heidi, I hope you don't mind! (I know you won't, because, HEY, it's an opportunity to bask into the beautiful violet-ness of Montgomery's descriptions and story-spheres.)

First, we have Anne Shirley's Violet Vale.
Anne, starting out alone in the morning, went down Lover's Lane as far as the brook. Here Diana met her, and the two little girls went on up the lane under the leafy arch of maples—"maples are such sociable trees," said Anne; "they're always rustling and whispering to you"—until they came to a rustic bridge. Then they left the lane and walked through Mr. Barry's back field and past Willowmere. Beyond Willowmere came Violet Vale—a little green dimple in the shadow of Mr. Andrew Bell's big woods. "Of course there are no violets there now," Anne told Marilla, "but Diana says there are millions of them in spring. Oh, Marilla, can't you just imagine you see them? It actually takes away my breath. I named it Violet Vale. Diana says she never saw the beat of me for hitting on fancy names for places. It's nice to be clever at something, isn't it? But Diana named the Birch Path. She wanted to, so I let her; but I'm sure I could have found something more poetical than plain Birch Path. Anybody can think of a name like that. But the Birch Path is one of the prettiest places in the world, Marilla."
Also in 'Anne of Green Gables', Anne Shirley compares amethysts with the souls of good violets. I know, very Anne-ish indeed.

Marilla wore her amethyst brooch to church that day as usual. Marilla always wore her amethyst brooch to church. She would have thought it rather sacrilegious to leave it off—as bad as forgetting her Bible or her collection dime. That amethyst brooch was Marilla's most treasured possession. A seafaring uncle had given it to her mother who in turn had bequeathed it to Marilla. It was an old-fashioned oval, containing a braid of her mother's hair, surrounded by a border of very fine amethysts. Marilla knew too little about precious stones to realize how fine the amethysts actually were; but she thought them very beautiful and was always pleasantly conscious of their violet shimmer at her throat, above her good brown satin dress, even although she could not see it.
Anne had been smitten with delighted admiration when she first saw that brooch.
"Oh, Marilla, it's a perfectly elegant brooch. I don't know how you can pay attention to the sermon or the prayers when you have it on. I couldn't, I know. I think amethysts are just sweet. They are what I used to think diamonds were like. Long ago, before I had ever seen a diamond, I read about them and I tried to imagine what they would be like. I thought they would be lovely glimmering purple stones. When I saw a real diamond in a lady's ring one day I was so disappointed I cried. Of course, it was very lovely but it wasn't my idea of a diamond. Will you let me hold the brooch for one minute, Marilla? Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?"

And - this one is my favourite - in 'Anne of Avonlea' Anne and Priscilla have the most adorable conversation about violets. And I one-hundred percent agree with Priscilla. If we could see a kiss, it would look exactly like a violet. *Sigh* I can never get enough of these books.

"Oh, I know the expression . . . I've felt it often enough on my own face. But put it out of your mind, there's a dear. It will keep till Monday . . . or if it doesn't so much the better. Oh, girls, girls, see that patch of violets! There's something for memory's picture gallery. When I'm eighty years old . . . if I ever am . . . I shall shut my eyes and see those violets just as I see them now. That's the first good gift our day has given us.""If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet," said Priscilla.Anne glowed.

But Priscilla and Anne are not the only characters in 'Anne of Avonlea' who have pretty things to say about Violets. One of Anne's pupils, Paul, has a beautiful violet-quote. :-) I wish I thought such darling things when I was young.
"Exactly, teacher. Oh, you DO know. And I think the violets are little snips of the sky that fell down when the angels cut out holes for the stars to shine through. And the buttercups are made out of old sunshine; and I think the sweet peas will be butterflies when they go to heaven. Now, teacher, do you see anything so very queer about those thoughts?"
And this one makes me grin (from Anne of the Island) because it sums up Anne and Marilla and their relationship in just a few sentences:

"Walked, dearest of Marillas. Haven't I done it a score of times in the Queen's days? The mailman is to bring my trunk tomorrow; I just got homesick all at once, and came a day earlier. And oh! I've had such a lovely walk in the May twilight; I stopped by the barrens and picked these Mayflowers; I came through Violet-Vale; it's just a big bowlful of violets now—the dear, sky-tinted things. Smell them, Marilla—drink them in."
Marilla sniffed obligingly, but she was more interested in Anne than in drinking violets.

Goodness, there are so many beautiful sentences, quotes and paragraphs all centered around the word 'violets' - it was quite hard to narrow them down to *has a look* six. But no, we aren't done yet. Now for the non-Anne-books-quotes. Every bit as glittering and beautiful and unique. Montgomery, as I said, was really excessively fond of Violets. I think she'd have loved this Inklings Exploriations monthy link up! :-D


Here's one in 'Emily's Quest' - Emily is excruciatingly fond of the colour 'purple' (her eyes are violet, to start with) and has been accused of using it in every of her poems.
"That's a view I can live with," said Dean exultingly. "Oh, 'tis a dear place this. The hill is haunted by squirrels, Emily. And there are rabbits about. Don't you love squirrels and rabbits? And there are any number of shy violets hereabouts in spring, too. There is a little mossy hollow behind those young firs that is full of violets in May--violets, Sweeter than lids of Emily's eyes or Emily's breath."
'Magic for Marigold' is not my favourite Montgomery book, but I must - simply MUST - share this delightful little sentence:
Then they crossed a brook, not on the plank bridge but on a dear little bridge of stones, where they could see the pearl-crested eddies around the dripping grasses; and then came a dear bit of wood where balsam boughs made music and all the little violet-shadows were stippled with sunlight, and they walked on a fairy path near the fence, over sheets of lovely moss, almost up to the green corner where the white schoolhouse stood. 
I just want to DIVE in the Price Edward Island world. NEED TO.

So there you go! These were a few of my favourite Lucy Maud Montgomery 'violet' snippets. I assure you, there were so many more. As I said, she used the word 'violet' 257 times. (Mark that this also includes the colour and the first name of several characters. In 'Magic for Marigold' there's also a doctor with the last name 'Violet.' Yeah, she loved it.)


I also have one more thing to say. Also, a poll. 

You probably know I have a Montgomery blog (okay, you probably didn't, but never mind). Well, I find meself never ever using it. To be frank, I rather regret making it. Firstly, if I post my Montgomery posts here I get more comments (this blog has the most followers), secondly, I just don't post much about Montgomery (which is a crying shame) because I feel like I have to do it over there and I don't like writing posts on that blog (for some reason or the other.)

So, I want YOUR opinions. If you're crazy about the Montgomery blog, you can persuade me to keep it alive, but if the majority of you would prefer all my posts Montgomery-and-not-Montgomery over here, you can, well, vote that. I'd like to know what you guys think! Please vote on the poll in the sidebar (at the top), or, if that doesn't work for some stupid reason or the other (technology can be a bother, I know), click here

(By the way, my blog here wouldn't change much at all if I ended up deleting the Montgomery blog. You'd just see a tad more Anne of Green Gables or Montgomery-reviews posts. It's up to you.)

Have a lovely day, my dear violets! :-)

Letters and Words and Books


Reading. One page after another. Glancing over words. Pages cramped with squiggly forms called 'letters' and being so ridiculously entranced. Gotta love reading.
“Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read.”

-- Raymond Carver

I'm basically entranced with words. Whether it is to write them, or to read them or to create art with them. I'm just besotted with words. Letters. I mean, it's weird. They're just little squiggles - signs - crossed lines - little shapes. And yet they give me so much unending joy.
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”Anaïs Nin

Everything with words pulls me. Like a magical magnet of some sort. I know, right, weird how it works. I find words irresistible. I want to read all the letters (I mean, hey, it's intruding into a person's privacy in a word-form way) in the world, and when there's someone texting next to me, I always glance over their shoulder and read the words appearing on the screen.

“That's absurd," I said with a little laugh. "Nobody can read too much. That's like saying someone breathes too much.” 

― Lynn AustinWonderland Creek


I know, this was a little of a sorry excuse for a post. But I just felt, in a moment's impulse, like sharing some pretty bookish pictures and my latest favourite quotes with you. Oh, and I wanted us all to pause a moment in our lives and ponder about the amazing-ness of those squiggly things. :-)
“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.” ― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

Okay, one more quote, for good luck. They're made of words and letters, so, hey, we can't do much wrong, can we?
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ― Patrick RothfussThe Name of the Wind
Have a marvelous, word-packed day, m'dear bluestockings!

My long summer to-do list


I am a list person. I write lists every day; I love the feeling of checking them off and of writing things on clear bullet points. I am a fan of lists. :-) I'm also a fan of having projects and doing reproductive things, so naturally - with the summer holidays looming and my exams finally allllmost done (not quite yet!) - I have a long summer to-do list. Here it is.


# Go to the Seaside and find a lot of Story Inspiration. Also make shell/pebble bracelets and necklaces.
# Reread my favourite three fiction novels very slowly. I've read Rebecca, Gone with the Wind and Jane Eyre at least once (the latter two dozens of times) - but I've always read them kind of my way. You know, like, in a week in the most. This summer I'd like to savour every word of these three amazing books.
# Catch up on all my kindle free Christian Fiction. I have 40 Christian Fiction novels on my kindle - they were all freebies - but I really have to read them all instead of "buying" them the whole time.
# Buy four new books. (Actually, I did this one already - I'm waiting for them to arrive. I bought 'Violins of Autumn', 'Celia Garth', 'Dawns Early Light' and my very own copy of 'Rebecca.')


# Dry or press flowers and create something artsy with them. I am very much into wall art - the wall in front of my desk with filled with all kinds of things - and I'd like to do something wall-art-y with flowers.
# Go clothes shopping and buy a statement necklace and a collared shirt. In other words, spend some money on things I want, but don't need.
# Phone my darling best friend again! (Emma, I can kind of see you nodding your head or something. I might be wrong. :-P)
# Have a barbeque in the garden with my family. Actually, this - we'll be doing this this very evening! I love barbeques. :-)


# Start a sketch/doodle book for the whole summer holidays and devote entire pages to quotes, Kate Middleton outfits, and word art. Also maybe some space for lists. :-)
# Sketch out all the random outfits of people from the streets or people we meet I like. I just love the idea of filling a book with outfits I spotted on people.
# Write tons. Hopefully, just hopefully, with the help of God, I might be able to finish 'At the Wrong Side of the Ocean' this summer. I'm afraid I do doubt it, as the story is become more and more complicated by the second and because I keep on adding new darlings and little subplots. Silly me.
# Send some lonely people letters sealed with wax.


# Read through the entire Bible. Do you think I could? I really want to try it.
# Paint a lot. And something else than decorating note-book covers, cardboard boxes and wall art. I mean, that's nice, of COURSE, but I want to do something really big. I don't know quite what yet, though. Any suggestions?
# Finish the Hornblower movies. I'm enjoying them, but there are a lot of them, and I kind of feel like a different genre now! Yesterday's episode we watched was a really nice one, with the Cranford actors popping up on the surface once again. And my beloved Julia Sawalha! Julia Sawalha is definitely my favourite actress. I just love her.
# Watch some of the old movies I mentioned in my previous post. :-P And review them promptly on my blog.


# Discover some really old precious books in my Grandparents house. My Grandparents in England have a house filled to the brim with books of all kinds. They have the entire old leather-faced Dickens set and Jane Austen set and my Grandma keeps on buying new books. So there's gotta to be a really old, precious book I haven't found yet somewhere... right?
# Edit some of my children's books I wrote last year and have them self published. I keep on procrastinating on editing. I really should get it DONE.
# Write 2000 words every day. I should be able to do this, really I should.
# Eat banoffee pie again. It's my favourite treat ever. Delumptious.


Wow, this list is actually quite long, and the worst thing is, I feel like I could go on and on! Lets see if I'll actually do them ALL, shall we?

Do you have any plans for the summer? 
Any of the same ones as I?

10 Old Movies I'm YEARNING to watch

I feel I am now finally pretty updated on the Period Dramas. I've seen Little Dorrit, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Young Victoria, and I feel I can fit into all the Period Drama conversations. But in the meanwhile my to-see list has also grown another way. I am yearning now to watch those glorious old movies. To see those old famous stars such as Judy Garland and Gregory Peck and Hepburn on screen. I haven't seen many at all - in fact, hardly any. It's a miserably crying shame, I know, I know. So here are 10 I am yearning to watch the most.

These are in no specific order, by the way. I told ya I was bad at order-ing. (Did I ever tell you? Well, in that case, I'm telling you right now.)

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Meet me in St Louis
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This has been on my to-see list for decades. Ha. Ever since I met Emma's blog, that is to say. It looks like the kind of dive-in movie, like State Fair. The costumes are painfully inaccurate (because when does this movie take place again?) but everything is so delightfully Old-movie-like and colourful and quirky. I think I'd enjoy it a TON. Plus, Judy Garland. Her voice is just immaculate in here - the songs are just delicious. (Yes, I do know the songs by heart already.)

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Easter Parade
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Again, a Judy Garland movie. And Fred Astaire's in it too. AND the songs are so much fun!! It has some very famous tunes from Irving Berlin, and there's a lot of dancing (I mean hey, look at the lead male role, guys). I don't know that much about the story, actually, but I know it's been on my to-see list for more than a year now! Yeah, gotta go to it. And Judy and Fred as a couple - just, aww. They just look so adorable.

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I Love Melvin
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Half of this list seems to be Musicals! I discovered this musical several months ago, and I knew had to watch it one day. Donald O'Connor is a charming actor - with the most adorable glint in his eyes (Ashley, I have to admit I like him better than Gene Kelly. Yes, yes, you heard me, you did.) and then guess who has the lead female role? The one and only always-adorable, pretty-faced Debbie Reynolds! How can this movie be cuter?! I love Melvin already! :-)

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Babes in Arms
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Back to Judy Garland, everyone. This is one of her along-side-Mickey-Rooney roles. I personally think she and Mickey Rooney are super adorable together, and I basically want to see all their teenage movies they made together. The Andy Hardy series, Thoroughbreds don't cry and - especially - Babes in Arms. This movie has the song 'Good Morning' in it (later used in Singing in the Rain) and - all in all - seems like a lovely movie to cheer one up. :-)

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Little Nellie Kelly
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Yeah! Another Judy Garland movie. Isn't it weird that I'm a huge Judy Garland fan but haven't seen any of her movies? It is, right? Yes, it is. So that's why I want to remedy the fact. Little Nellie Kelly - wow, I want to see this so badly. This movie has the song 'Singing in the Rain' in it! It was used ten years afterwards in the musical the song is named after. Again, I know all the songs in the movie (all most utterly delightful and Garland-ish) and I don't know much about the story. I do know that it's about an Irish girl, and that the story spans over several generations - Judy playing the mother and then the daughter several years afterwards. Nellie Kelly and Little Nellie Kelly. :-)

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It's a Wonderful Life
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I KNOW. I haven't seen this. *Listens to the stricken-faced gasps of all the sixty people out there who read my blog and tries not to cower her face in embarrassment.*  I KNOW. I HAVE TO. Because I love Jimmy Stewart and this is a classic; come on, Naomi!

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The Shop Around the Corner
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This is actually the Jimmy Stewart movie I want to watch the most. I do want to see 'It's a Wonderful Life' desperately, but I feel like I would like this one more. It's like an old version of 'You've got Mail' and it looks like SO MUCH ridiculous fun.

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
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I actually feel like I've seen this movie already, because I've watched the clips of the songs endless amounts of times, and I know the story very well, but I really have to sit down and see everything in one go. Because no, I haven't and it's a crying shame. This seems like the kind of happy toe-tappy movie; colourful and never fading with smiles and jolly tunes. I know it is. :-) Yeah, I know, it's shocking that I haven't really watched it yet.

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Roman Holiday
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I feel like I'm missing so much in my life because I haven't seen this!!! Everyone gushes about how adorable Audrey Hepburn is as Princess Ann, and how handsome Gregory Peck is in here. No-one stops. :-) Also, the infamous ending - I want to know what this is all is about. I NEED to know, quickly, because my curiosity is burning on a high and dangerous level right now. I want to see this.

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High Society
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Gotta see. Gotta see. So, I have another confession to make - I know, another: I have never seen any Grace Kelly movies. It's really a shame - I've just seen so few old movies. The fact MUST be remedied in the following years. High Society is going to be the first Grace Kelly movie I'm going to watch. You wait and see.

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Others
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Whoa. Ten? That's not all. No way. Here's a list of some others: Laura with Dana Andrews (side-wink to Eva), Summer Stock (argh, soo badly!!), The Parent Trap, Top Hat (Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, need to see), The Andy Hardy series (all of them), In the Good old Summertime, Summer Magic (Hayley Mills!), The Harvey Girls, and a lot more. :-(

Which one, according to you, do I have to see the most badly?
Attack me with caps.

Epic Randomness

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My five-year-old sister invented a new letter. It's called 'Chocolate-M.' It's exactly the same as the M, but then with three peaks instead of two. AWW.
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I've been eating whipped cream again. But this time with ice-cream and caramel sauce. On Sundays we always have lovely snacks like that.
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I'm having difficulty writing un-stereotypical mothers. I want my mothers in my stories to be mothers but not the kind of knitting-wise-words-always-worried-kind-of-mother, if you get my reference. But not a flighty oh-I-don't-care mother either. I find it hard to write  an un-stereotypical mother figure. It's much harder than the fathers.
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I've finally, after years of pondering, decided on my favourite flowers. Wisteria's. We have a bush at the pond in our garden and it's just ridiculous how gorgeous it is. I want to LIVE in these flowers.
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I redid my whole bedroom and it's just so beautiful. I know, I know, I'm biased. My desk-corner is so artsy, I just can't get over it. It took a whole Saturday afternoon to get it done, but I'm so glad I did.
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A conversation between me and my five-year-old sister was as follows:
// Tabitha: Naomi, why do you work when you don't like it? // Me: Because I have an exam tomorrow. // Tabitha: Exams are boring, so you don't have to do them. //
I think a truer word was never spoken. Three cheers for my amazing five-year-old sister.
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Although I must say real books will never truly be able to be replaced, I DO love my little Kindle. Especially all the Freebies. :-D
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There's nothing like a steamy so-hot-that-you-go-weak-all-over bath after a long day.
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I just LOVE my siblings. Expecially the toddler-age-ones are just so filled with hilarious one-liners. Yesterday my three-year-old brother, looked in the mirror the other day, with the cutest smile on his face. He said, 'Naomi! Look! SO cute!'
Well, I guess he knows it.
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Also Tabitha again. We were playing a game, a game in which one squeals and shouts and laughs a lot. And suddenly right in the middle of it, she said, 'Naomi, did you know I have a new maths book with numbers going to 100?'
It was so freaking funny. YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE. I seriously flopped on the ground in laughter.
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Having the best Grandma in the world, ever, is just really nice. I love old people - I can't wait to be one. :-P
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Maybe you'd noticed - I, em, feel like a cupcake.
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I'm so happy I've been gifted with the reading-fast-talent. I've discovered a lovely book called 'Castles in the air.' It's SO sweet and it makes you more hungry than you've been since you read Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Farmer Boy.' Very sweet. :-) I read that delightful book in one hour. :-) It has twenty-six chapters, and no, I didn't rush it.

I have to go to bed now. I'm going to dream about all sorts of things.

10 fictional darlings

SO!

Olivia tagged me with the '10 favourite Screen Characters Tag'! Thank you, old sport. I'm one of those delightful little creatures that has tons and tons of favourite fictional characters, so, as other people have done before me, I won't pick my ten favourite characters - I'll pick ten of (mark the of) my favourite characters. It'll be fun.

By the way, the first five will be male and the last five will be female. Just, in case you can't see the difference between the two. Or just in case you scroll down and meet only men for awhile and don't understand why there aren't any females - they will come.

#1. Lionel Logue
(Geoffrey Rush, The Kings Speech)


Lionel Logue is Awesome. I just love him. If I had a pick a father of the Period Drama world, I'd pick this one, without a doubt. He's childish. He's funny. He's serious. He's smart. He loves people and he has flaws. He's definitely one of my all-time favourite screen peeps. I want to spend an afternoon with him and give him a big bear hug. I basically want him to exist.

#2. Bertram Wooster
(Hugh Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster)


Ah, Bertie. I have devoted an entire post or more to him, but I had to add him. Because, to be frank, he's that one character that cheers me up and I can never have enough of. He must be so much fun to doodle around with. Just imagine going for a walk with Bertie Wooster at your side - I really want to do that.

#3. Tevye
(Chaim Topol, The Fiddler on the Roof)


What even is Tevye's last name? Or is that it? What is his first name then? It'll always be a misty unknown-ness to me, it seems. Anyway, about him. He's just AMAZINGLY funny and awesome. I just love him. I even love how he shouts and loses his patience after five seconds of waiting and how he mumbles and kicks the chickens. He's just hilarious and one of the best characters, ever.

#4. Roger Hamley
(Anthony Howell, Wives and Daughters)


Roger Hamley is one of my favourite heroes and, to be naomi (well, my name isn't Frank, is it?), I don't understand why more people share my love for him. He did fall for Cynthia, yes. But he felt sorry for it afterwards and he's super kind and sweet and handsome. He can even pull of a beard.

#5. Mr Knightley
(Johnny Lee Miller, Emma)


I did think of adding Mr Palmer in Sense and Sensibilty or Sparkler in Little Dorrit but then I remembered Mr Knightley and all thoughts about the grumpy hilarious Hugh-Laurie-role and the Sparkler-ideas vanished. I LOVE Mr Knightley. Yes, love as in love. He's the kind of man I want to marry one day, if you see what I mean. He's just SO kind and good and wise and so handsome-especially-when-he's-super-angry. He'd also make a really good father, don't you think? He's my favourite hero, period.

#6. Beatrice Potter
(Renee Zellweger, Miss Potter)


I love Miss Potter. Aside from she being a huge animal-lover and me not that huge, I relate to her a lot. We both love to write, we both love to paint and have a super artsy bedroom. She's quirky and special and does things. 

#7. Elizabeth Bennet
(Jennifer Ehle, Pride and Prejudice)


BECAUSE SHE'S AMAZING. How can you not love her? She's just the nicest character. Quick tongue, pretty starry eyes, sweet smile, witty one-liners, kind kind heart. She could be my friend, please. I will never tire of her. Indeed, there is not a tiry bone in her body - one can be entertained by her for hours in succession. Lovely heroine.

#8. The Dowager Countess
(Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey)


Oh my goodness, how can she not be everyone's favourite Downton character? She definitely is mine. She just SUCH a character. I want her to be my Grandma so bad. Is it possible to have three Grandmothers? I want her to be my third. (Want, want.) She's HILARIOUS. Everything she says - every little syllable that whisps out of her body - is hilarious. Her facial expressions are hilarious. And what makes it even more hilarious is the fact that she's the most serious character at the same time.

#9. Melanie Wilkes
(Olivia de Havilland, GONE WITH THE WIND)


She deserves more friends. She loves everyone. She never sees wrong. She's almost soppy. But yet I love this beautiful darling doll. She's so sweet. Olivia de Havilland did her so well. What does annoy me about Melanie is the fact that she so adores that witch-Scarlett. But still, I can't dislike Melanie. She's just a pot of shining gold. I always cry when I read her death scene.

#10. Maria von Trapp
(Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music)


Starting off as a wild, getting-into-trouble, big-hearted, challenge-accepting, problem-solving tomboy. Ending as a mature wife, darling mother, beautiful-smile-owner. I just love Maria von Trapp. She's a lovely nanny and a lovely mother. Exactly what Geog and the children needed, I should say. And she's funny too, isn't she?

Have you seen these movies?
Do you enjoy the same characters as I?