movie library

  • <p> <b><p></b> <b>Me, rereading a book or rewatching a movie/TV show:</b> this character better not do the stupid thing<p/><b>Me:</b> don't do it<p/><b>Me:</b> don't do it<p/><b>Me:</b> DON'T DO IT<p/><b>Character:</b> *does the stupid thing*<p/><b>Me:</b> ....<p/><b>Me:</b> I can't believe that happened again<p/></p><p/></p>
Don’t say you love me if I’m only gray to you. It’s either black or white, yes or no, up or down. There’s no ‘well maybe she’ll work’. I am a gift to you and if you do not cherish me like the queen I am, then leave and stop wasting my time. If you want to be with me, you have to work for it. I am not a prize to be won but I am the judge seeing if you are suitable and willing to deal with me. Deal with my random rambles and my soft kisses and my ugly laugh and my cute chubby tummy and my hot screams. Do not say you want me because I’m better than nothing. If anything, you need me more than I need you.
—  this isn’t my best but oh well
  • Movie adaptation of book: *happens*
  • Me: did you include this character which regularly appears, not particularly to drive the plot forward but is beloved nonetheless?
  • Movie: uh, no
  • Me: how about this scene that provides important background information about this character?
  • Movie: hmmm... no
  • Me: what about a line from the books which is simply iconic and quoted frequently by the fandom?
  • Movie: *pretending to be entranced by a bird out of the window* maybe not
  • Me: well then, surely you didn't include this scene where a loved character dies in a heart wrenching moment that is not 100% necessary to the story and I'm not sure my heart can cope with experiencing it again
  • Movie: oh ya, I remembered that bit
Discarded books need love, too

I found these discarded books at a library sale. After serving their masters faithfully for decades, they were abandoned, discarded. :(

When I found them, they were having difficulty breathing under the plastic. Someone had taped the plastic on. (Cruel!) And just as bad, there were a number of stickers all over the books. Poor things. *sigh*

Tape hasn’t looked like this since the ‘70s! It gives you an idea how long these babies have been suffering.

They felt relieved when the tape was removed, but it left scars. :(

Now it was time for the stickers. The books were scared, so I had to pet them as I was removing the stickers.

Ugh! There was a sticker under the sticker! And this one was really tough to remove…

One sticker left all kinds of residue, and the book was still really uncomfortable. :(

We had to go into emergency protocol! This is a dangerous procedure, as it’s impossible to predict the allergic reactions of abandoned books to topical medications since their genetic history is unavailable to us.

Success! The book came through like a champ. :D

They’re so clean and happy now!

They love their new home, and they will never lack for love again. :)

Red: sprinting fast away from trouble, carnivals, slushes, sunglasses, screaming, doing karaoke in a restaurant with friends
Orange: Kool aid, water balloon fights on a hot summer day, dancing barefoot in grass, April Fool’s Day
Yellow: the smell of old books and warm chocolate chip cookies, Sunday mornings, finally back at home, serenity, sleepy eyes
Green: Reading quietly to yourself, anxiety, camping, peace, glasses, freckles, finally getting the courage to do what you’ve been afraid to do
Blue: confetti cupcakes, museums, spinning, sprinkles, laughing, driving with the music loud, feeling silly
Purple: rebellion, rolling your eyes, smirks, piercings, neon lights, piggyback rides, black nail polish
Pink: milkshakes and diners, rollerblades, persistence, leadership, chewing gum, empowering, hearing meows from cats
—  synthesia helps me write sometimes