My favourite things
This piece is designed to be a inner perspective from the lead character I created for my first fiction book Guardians of Time: Kids in America. She's called Aella Tharte and is supposed to be the 'real' person that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love was based on.
Everybody stands by to let me pass, but it's not because of anything that I've done. It's because of something that I didn't want or ask for. It's lonely being the one that everyone desires. I know that sounds stupid but I never really know if people are interested in me because of who I am, and my characteristics or if it's my gift bringing them close. Each time I have tried to explore in their thoughts, it ends up with me getting swamped by the thoughts of everyone in the immediate vicinity.
Massimo takes hold of my hand, the enormous callused fist causing the stream of consciousness to stop flowing. But more than that, it stops the influx of everyone else's thoughts and emotions. It goes quiet inside my head for the first time in many centuries.
Copyright Emily Morris 2017
I developed a liking for Roman Reigns, after getting re interested in wrestling a couple of years ago. I like the character that Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi plays, because of his friendship with Dean Ambrose, just as much as the fact that he's very handsome and clearly extremely physically able.
I like the fact that he seems to be the calm one, very driven when it comes to following his goals, and is often portrayed in the WWE storylines I've been able to catch up on, as incredibly loyal.
He doesn't give up easily, despite taking serious beatings in several fights. I know, that the fights are staged, and choreographed but it's clear that the fighters still exert a considerable amount of energy, and sometimes things can go awry.
There have been quite a few comments on Youtube, criticising his ability on the microphone, but to me he seems charismatic, and his friendship with Dean Ambrose (another favourite of mine) is one of the things that keep me watching the episodes.
I was very pleased and relieved that he managed to win the WWE World Heavyweight belt, recently and hope that the storylines, don't lead to a change in that regard too soon.The match posted by WWE Deutschland
"I know what I can do so it doesn't bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation."Usain Bolt
Singing in the Rain
This is my go to film when feeling upset or down about something. It's like a visual good mood pill for me, and has been since the first time that I watched it. I don't know how anyone could watch and not feel a little happier.
The basic plot, for anyone who hasn't seen it before, is that Gene Kelly plays a famous silent movie star Don Lockwood, at the advent of sound in films, but the woman that he usually stars with Lina Lamont, isn't exactly gifted with the nicest voice. He and his best friend Cosmo played by Donald O'Connor, assisted by Debbie Reynolds's Kathy Selden decide to make the last film the Duelling Cavalier into a musical. However Lina's not a good singer either, so Kathy dubs her voice for her.
The title musical number, is so famous that I bet that even people who have never seen the film, will have heard it, or seen one of the many parodies, like the Morecambe and Wise version, but the original is extraordinary in it's own right. Gene Kelly showing Don's delight, as he's falling in love with Kathy, his movements almost like a child, as he splashes his way through puddles, Sheer happiness condensed into a four minute song.
I love the Good Morning song, as well, remembering being in awe the first time that I saw the three of them dance their way across sofas, clip uploaded by ozabbavo77. I know that they all must have practised and rehearsed it for hours, but it doesn't seem like it because it's so lighthearted and seemingly effortless.
Another personal favourite from the film is Make Em Laugh, Donald O'Connor's masterpiece of physical comedy, complete with one of the best things I've ever seen on film, the run up the wall, something he accomplishes twice before crashing through the fake wall. Clip uploaded by ozabbavo77
It's a funny scene between Kathy and Don, when they first meet. She's quite dismissive of his acting career, and clearly disappoints him, clip uploaded by mellow0w.
However minutes later, she's exposed to be working part time, and has a job at the party Don's going to, clip uploaded by KristyLee D., it establishes two threads that run through the rest of the movie: Don's infatuation for Kathy, and Lina's dislike of her, both born really in the last few seconds of the scene really.
There's a sweetness to the scenes between Kathy and Don, even when they're bantering, but especially during the first time that they talk honestly, clip uploaded by GabiKratochvilova that extends to the entire movie, it's just quite simply a lovely film. I probably will always love it.
Don't Stop me now
I adore Queen as a band, and truly admire Freddie Mercury. This song is incredible, and has helped energise me on countless sleepy mornings. This and a steaming hot shower, are better than a can of energy drink.