film: ice age


Oddendale Stone Circle, near Shap, Lake District, 14.1.17.

I’ve visited this recumbent double stone circle many times before but today it seemed more easy to discern than before. Perhaps the reduction of flora thanks to winter weather meant the stones seemed more visible or perhaps it was the abundance of moss and lichen on the stones that made them seem more prominent collectively as a site. It doesn’t require much of a leap of imagination to envisage what this site was like several thousand years ago; sat in a remote and relatively uninhabited landscape, the circles are tranquil, eerie and bewitching.

Iron Age Stone Post Decoration, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 6.1.18.

This carved stone was used for ornamentation atop wooden posts or stakes.

I’ve always wanted...

-An adult version of the baby from the first Ice Age movie to reunite with the rest of the herd.

-“A Bugs Life II,” with Dot growing up and learning the duties of a princess in Atta’s place.

-The Iron Giant II: He sacrificed himself at the end of the movie and his parts went ALL over the place…but he DIDN’T die.  I always expected a movie where his parts finally came back together and he reunited with Hogarth.

-The chipmunks singing “Boys and Girls of Rock and Roll” in one of their live action movies

-For Jack to be reunited with an older version of the baby he took care of in the first series (Samurai Jack)

-A modern crossover between the newer Sesame Street characters and the newer Muppet characters, just like the specials in the old days

-There to be consistency in the fact that in the first Monster’s Inc. movie, Mike told Sully, “You’ve been jealous of my looks since 3rd grade,” rather for them to make a completely new plot where the first time they met was in college.

-Consistency with the X-Men movies in general

-A live action movie of the Teen Titans

-A live action movie of Codename Kids Next Door


….And so much more.

….but a girl can dream.