story of ferdinand

ecstasykid-deactivated20161227  asked:

Is there a good movie about the day of the assassination of franz ferdinand? I mean like, not the motivations or causes or what happened after or the politics behind it, just about the day--which was ridiculous, just like, sandwiches

Listen!! Friend!!!! trust me my pal if there was a movie entirely dedicated to the comical aspects of the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand I would be right there in the front row. i’d be in the director’s seat and behind the camera and alternating through every acting role and working the lights and catering the whole dang production. I’d Be There.

But unfortunately my internet trawling has yet to unearth such a gem, which isn’t necessarily to say that it doesn’t exist. As far as I’m aware, though, we’re shit out of luck. Most movies you’ll find concerning the subject, as I’m sure you’ve realized, only deal with it in relation to how it sparked the events of World War 1 (fascinating stuff, of course, but the Great War wasn’t, unfortunately, hilariously botched.)

The Top 10 Children’s Books You Should Re-Read as an Adult

We all have happy memories of the books we loved as children. Children’s books are gateways back in time and can remind us of the past, when we were innocent, much more creative and prepared to believe in wonders. And classic children’s books are classics for a reason: they have wide-ranging messages that relate to grownups as well as young children. When was the last time you re-read your favorite book from childhood? Regardless of whether you have young ones to read to, you’re going to want to get your vintage copy of these classics out of the garage and spend an afternoon re-living those enchanting moments when you were a young, innocent reader. You may be surprised at just how relevant they are to your adult life too.

10. “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf 

This beloved story of a bull who refuses to fight has been around since 1936. Adolf Hitler had it banned in Germany because he saw it as pacifist propaganda.

9. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst

The message of this classic is that, no matter how bad a day seems, there is always tomorrow.  Things actually DO get better.  What adult doesn’t need to be reminded of that from time to time?

8. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett

This magical tale is peppered with quirky details (like food raining from the sky) and by somewhat morbid humor (decapitated dolls for example) that probably went right over your head as a kid, but that will make this book all the more fun when you read it as a grown-up.

7. “Harriet the Spy” by Louise Fitzhugh

The story of an 11-year-old girl living in New York City who carefully observes and writes about the people around her was ahead of its time when it was published in 1964. Issues like negotiating dysfunctional family relationships, gender non-conformity and feeling like an outsider will resonate with adults.

6. “Pippi Longstocking” by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking has been a hero to children around the world since she first made her debut in 1945, in Sweden.  She is fearless but has humility, she isn’t worried about what other people think of her, and she truly believes that anything is possible.  Many small children actually believe those same things, but it seems like as we get older, we tend to forget. Read this book if you need reminding (and who doesn’t?) that we are all stronger than we think and maybe we really CAN do anything.

5. “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This worldwide bestseller has been beloved since it was first published in 1943. If you read it when you were a child, you may have loved the illustrations and the fantasy of it, but as an adult you will notice all of the lessons it can teach us even as we get older: about looking beyond the surface, about expressing our feelings and about allowing ourselves the freedom to explore.


4. “In the Night Kitchen” by Maurice Sendak

When you read this as a child, you probably wished you could be Mickey and stay up making cake all night. As an adult, you will be just as envious, and just as entranced by Sendak’s illustrations.  But now that you’re all grown up, maybe you really can stay up late doing something completely unexpected, like making a cake.

3. “Eloise” by Kay Thompson

Eloise is the gutsy little girl who lives in a fancy hotel with her parents and her dog. When you read it again, it’s hard not to be struck by Eloise’s feistiness, and by what a glamorous life she leads. The writer, Kay Thompson, based much of the story on her own life and many of the characters on the real people she met while working as an actress and lounge singer around New York City.


2. “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

Children are delighted by the outrageous characters Alice encounters, and by her adventures in a world that seems upside down.  Immerse yourself in this book again and you will find yourself carried away by the settings and descriptions and after a while, you may just find yourself believing in the fantastic and unreal. Just like you did when you were a kid.  


1.  "Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White

If you remember how this one ends, you know that re-reading it is an excersise in having your heart torn out. But the tale of the friendship that develops between a pig and the spider who saves his life, only to die herself contains lessons that most adults need to be reminded of. Lessons about friendship, altruism, about the natural cycle of life and about the importance of leaving a legacy of kindness after we are gone.

The Hiatus is doing THINGS to me. In season 1 & 2 and in ep 3x08 I hated Rachel passionately and the moment Ferdinand entered my screen he crept me out. But the season finale sparked something in me…and now…

Now the only thing I am wishing for S4 (apart from Delphine/EBro’s return of course) is a good story arc for Rachel and Ferdinand.

I want Rachel to rebel against Neolution and her Mom. I want Ferdinand to look for her. I want  them to reunite in an epic way. I mean if someone could portray an example of a healthy BDSM relationship it should be the OB Team.
Apart from that I want Rachel to be happy (without having to kill Leda clones or to kidnap children) and I think Ferdinand could be the constant in her life that helps her to regain her old powerful self. And I want them to fight Neolution because I hate those fuckers and Rachel deserves to be her own villainious Headbitch in charge and not some creepy scientists’ pawn.