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Scrooge’s Grief for Della Duck (An Essay):

A.K.A. Scrooge McDuck grieves and misses his niece Della, but has tried to bury that pain for the past ten years. 

DuckTales handled Scrooge’s grief for Della wonderfully for me.

His grief isn’t apparent like Donald’s, or the consequences of her disappearance aren’t obviously shown as it is with Donald. His overprotectiveness comes from losing his sister.

Scrooge’s a man constantly on guard with his feelings. It’s like pulling  teeth out when it concerns him opening emotionally. He doesn’t want to appear vulnerable, and this is a feature from the comics. Pride and fear keeps his emotions close and under his heart. His hidden grief for Della, or rather her absence, and the subsequent rift it caused in his family, is in-character.

But this could be guilt as well. I have the opinion he may believe he’s responsible for TSPoS incident despite what he tells Donald.

This essay is currently over 2,000 words long, so I understand if you’re not interested in reading. These are my personal observations after rewatching the pilot movie on Youtube (it’s DisneyXD’s official channel), and from my personal readings of Don Rosa and Carl Barks’ comics, which have been a while. I plan to reread Carl Barks as soon as I can as well as catch up with the European comics.

Disney isn’t holding any punches for this show. It was a 23 hour marathon for the pilot movie. Thanks, Disney.

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Okja (2017)

From visionary Director Bong Joon Ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.

Directed by:   Bong Joon-ho

Starring:   Tilda Swinton, Ahn Seo-hyun, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Devon Bostick, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Choi Woo-shik

Release date:   June 28, 2017

Miss Fisher Film Has Reached Crowdfund Goal and It’s Still Going

Every Cloud Productions launched a crowdfund Friday to raise money for a new movie based on the Australian TV series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Within two days, the series met its AU$250,000 goal and sailed on to meet further stretch goals. The fund is now past AU$400,000 and aiming for AU$500,000. There are 26 days left to donate on the film’s crowdfund page here.

Set in the late 1920’s, Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears honors the heightened exoticisms of the murder mystery genre as the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, lady detective, escapes the small screen and takes off on a global adventure - via romantic wayside stops in the Far East, glamorous sojourns in the mansions of London, and a battle to survive the rolling sands of the Arabian Desert long enough to find the missing treasure, solve numerous murders and break all aviation records as she wings her way home again!

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Here is a shiny and red sphere of a happy woman.

That run was super fun and dare I say .. easy? Felt like a superwoman and could have done another kilometre or two but I’m protecting my shins ya see

Here is also a very blurry photo of a glittery shiny gate thing I really enjoyed and they had the sprinklers on when I arrived, I wanted to run through them but by the time I got to the gate they switched them off and SPOILT MY FUN

You guys must be getting sick of my sweaty pigtailed head running around the mausoleum - on Sunday I’ll go on the hunt for some new scenery I promise

Miss Fisher Film Launches Crowdfund

After the last season of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, it was left ambiguous as to whether the eponymous Australian detective would return to grace our screens. Rumors of a big screen film have been circulating for a long time, and now Every Cloud Productions is starting a crowdfund to provide support for the movie.

You can donate and watch a promotional video starring Nathan Page and Essie Davis here.

Set in the late 1920’s, Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears honors the heightened exoticisms of the murder mystery genre as the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, lady detective, escapes the small screen and takes off on a global adventure - via romantic wayside stops in the Far East, glamorous sojourns in the mansions of London, and a battle to survive the rolling sands of the Arabian Desert long enough to find the missing treasure, solve numerous murders and break all aviation records as she wings her way home again!

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Tonight’s menu

Ropa Vieja (Cuban-Style Shredded Beef)
Arroz Amarillo con Achiote (Yellow Rice)
Frijoles Negros (black beans)
Papas Rellenas (Fried Stuffed Potatoes)
Plantain chips


Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne Noir Magnum 50 Tubos

I will let an expert describe to tonight’s cigar so because they are so good at.

“ The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary line was blended in honor of the company’s 10th year in business, and is undoubtedly one of Tabacalera Perdomo’s finest undertakings yet. Available in a spicy, earthy Cuban-seed Criollo, chocolaty, sweet Nicaraguan Maduro, or creamy, peppery 6-year-old Connecticut Champagne wrapper leaf, these Nicaraguan beauties are perfectly balanced and expertly rolled for an effortless smoke that will truly take you places.”

🍽🤓 Later I will come back and share some recipes with y'all.