Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weekly Sum-Up #22

Another Saturday. Another weekly sum-up. I'll go straight to the thing that disappointed me the most in the last 7 days: How I Met Your Mother. What the hell is going on with this series? One episode in December, two in January. I've been waiting for this February episode so anxiously... Now I wish I hadn't seen it in the first place. It's not funny anymore, it's not fun. And it used to be my favorite. Just end it, CBS. It's time! I'm sure I won't miss it.

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Movies of the week: Harry Potter movies. I've been watching them all week. Now I'm at the Half-Blood Prince one. Now that's what I call good movies for young people!

Can't help it, I have to show you a picture of two of my favorite characters: Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) and Severus Snape (Alan Rickman). Can't pick just one. Gary Oldman is THE man, but Alan was there from the start...

Now that I'm at it: Which is your favorite HP movie?

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Book of the week: The Hunger Games. I read the first book in just a day. I couldn't stop reading, to be honest. Now I can't wait to see the movie, although I can already see some inconsistencies in the trailer. I hate it when they don't go by the book.

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Photo of the week: Another sunset. With the same tree.

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Post of the week:

Bicky from Tastes Like Glitter wrote a few words on animal testing and REACH. I advise you to read it.

And here's a new blog for you to check out: AviDliaN

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Music of the week:
Somebody wrote: OMG, it's Sting and Katy Perry in the comments of this video. And yes, they're right. The guy sounds just like Sting and the girl - she looks and sounds like her. =)



Here's another awesome version of this song by Walk Off The Earth. The guy singing is seriously hot. And his arms... *shivers*

Stay cool!

48 comments:

  1. Ok even though I am a regular reader of your blog, I am only commenting now, because you mentioned harry potter and I am a die hard fan. Favourite movie: globlet of fire; favourite book on the other hand: the hald blood prince (hated the movie though, and by hate I mean I only liked it less, because in reality I love all the movies xD).
    have a nice weekend ^^

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    1. Damn, that's the movie I'm about to watch next... XD

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    2. the half blood prince book was soooooo good...its the book that ties Snapes past to Harrys parents the best...but the movie seemed to not express this as much as the book had???...all in all, the movies is still worth watching!♥

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  2. HIMYM - se strinjam. Jaz zraven pasjanso igram in čakam kdaj se bo kaj zanimivega zgodilo. Žalostno mi je, da je Ted še zmeraj samski kar pomeni da bo še vsaj 1 sezono trajalo da se bo zaljubil, zaročil, imel malo vmesnih težav in poročil. Razen če bo zanosila po prvem zmenku. Gledam samo še zato ker čakam, da bo končno kakšna baba s Tedom.

    Hunger Games - <3 požrla sem vse knjige. Sem sicer izjemno razočarana nad koncem - zdi se mi da je prehitro napisan. Jaz bi rada malo na daljše ker ne maram da mi pustijo preveč proste domišljije. Potem si naredim 100 možnih nadaljevanj in me matra kaj se je "zares zgodilo". Mi je šel pa Gale izjemno na živce (ok priznam da je mogoče krivo to, da sem najprej videla trailer in mi je igralec ki ga igra izjemno antipatičen, igralec ki igra Peeto pa mi je simpatičen :D )

    Somebody that I used to know - cover mi je fuuuul bolj všeč kot original :D všeč mi je glas tistega moškega, ki je v sredini (ti je ta všeč?) Mi je pa malo grozljiv njegov pogled preden začne peti. Kot bi mi hotel v dno duše pogledat :D

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    1. Mene Ted sploh ne zanima več. Glede na to kakšen karakter je, je čudež da bo sploh našel tisto 'pravo'. ;D Mene bolj zanima Barney. S kom se bo poročil.
      Kar se tiče Hunger Games: prebrala sem samo prvo knjigo. Trailer sem videla, ampak mi ni noben ostal preveč v spominu, tako da sta mi Gale in Peeta oba simpatična. Peeta! <3
      Cover STIUtK je zakon! Všeč mi je tisti, ki na začetku poje. Cukr. =)

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  3. Oh my gosh, I am totally with you on the HIMYM thing. I've mostly given up, but every once in awhile I watch it in the hopes that it will magically have gotten awesome again :-( Also, beautiful sunset picture!

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    1. Barney would say: It's time for this show to stop being crappy and be awesome instead. True story!

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    2. This was one of my favorites too...I think after the Lilly and Marshall got married...the show seemed to have lost its Zing...and you know whenever a series starts to introduce a BABY into its plot...its nearing its end!...lets just get it over with...like a bandaid..rip it off quickly and it wont hurt so MUCH!...lol♥

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  4. Strinjam se glede HIMYM! Komaj čakam na epizodo in potem je razočaranje še toliko večje ...

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  5. prezakon pjesma <3 nisam luda za Harry Potter filmovima, al zadnji mi je bio najbolji nekako.

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  6. I so agree with you about The Hunger Games!! I found out about the books just after seeing CG Collection preview (here this trilogy is not famous at all) and yes, first book is really involving. Then I bought second and third: when I ended them (with a little bit of sadness, I became somehow attached to the characters and Panem world) I couldn't stop recommending these books to my friends. Actually when I saw the trailer I thought that Jennifer Lawrence is a good Katniss, the Reaping scene turned out how I imagined it and so the "arena countdown". Usually I don't like seeing a movie I read the book before (especially if I loved the book): when I watched "The Road" I couldn't stop muttering about discrepancies (and my hubby was quite annoyed about that) but this time I'll make an exception (it means that I'll try not to grumble things like "that backpack should have been orange" all the time).
    Sorry loooong comment but I'm a THG enthusiast :-P
    BTW Gary Oldman, what a man!

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    1. The backpack isn't orange?! Damn, she spent so much time rubbin' charcoal and mud on it. How will she spend all that time in the movie? ;D I'm kidding, but you're right! I was outraged when I saw Effie wearing pink dress at the beginning. She should be wearing a green one.

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    2. I think that the biggest inconsistentie I saw in the trailer is the fact that she got the mockingjay didn't seam to be given to Kateniss by Madge, but by her sister or something like that. Which I think makes quite a huge difference. But I just started reading the second book. Damn I just started reading the first book because I'm a Hemsworth fangirl and Liam plays Gale in the movies :P But I got hooked to the book.. Love !!

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    3. Yep, you're right! The way understand it by the trailer: Katniss got the pin and wanted to give it to her sister. But later in the trailer, we can see she still has it.

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    4. Have you read the "Girl with Dragon Tattoos" series...now those are good!♥

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    5. I'm not sure, but I think I read Madge character hasn't been included in the movie :-(
      I didn't noticed the "Effie dress" mismatch but I think that there will be plenty of small differences the readers will find out, especially in details (I want to see the nails with flames)!

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  7. Never watched How I Met Your Mother, not a really fan of sitcoms, I like series like CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds.
    I love Allan Rickman he is an awsome actor and I liked Snape since the first book (yes call me crazy), I just wish they didnt made his hair so greasy LOL.
    All this talking about The Hunger Games is making me curious, unfortunatelly there is only a few movies that was faithful to their books, even Harry Potter had its misleads.
    I loved the version Walk Off The Earth, 5 people and guitar and the beardman playing "like a boss" LOL.

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    1. I'd so run my fingers thorough Snape's greasy hair! XD And that epic beard man is epic, yes. =D

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  8. I got bored waiting for HIMYM to become the show I used to love and enjoy...waiting is tiresome...

    I don't like HP movies, the first two were a disappointment because I haven't imagined the scenes that way. I heard they were getting better, so I'll probably watch them at some point, if not for any other reason, then because the books are my all-time favorite.
    Snape all the way :)

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  9. OMG, thank you, without you I would never found out about Walk off the Earth - but I did and I instantly fell in love... It's great to see and hear people who make their own music and are refreshing in the flood of crap that we are being served on the radio and tv.

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    1. Hee hee. I know how great it is to find a new band you love. =)

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  10. I'm reading the Harry Potter books right now...currently on the 3rd one. I saw the movies first but I'm enjoying reading the books even more.

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  11. hp movie: 6.del (pozabla naslov)
    hp book: azkaban :)
    in gospod Alan Rickman je pa... ohh... kjerkol igra je fenomenalen :D

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  12. I adore The Hunger Games. And I'm so stuck on that song right now, have been for days, listening to it on repeat having it stuck in my head, I adore it.

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  13. I realllly like that song. :) Been listening to it all this week.

    HIMYM -- Old time love. Slowly replaced in my affections by Modern Family on the sit-com front.

    Harry Potter -- Yikes. I was such a fan that about a decade ago when I was in high school I used to pretty active in the fandom. Writing (including novel-length stuff) reviewing, creating fan art and I was one of the admins on FictionAlley (if anybody remembers that place). This was in the early 2000s when fandom was at its peak. :D As for the movies... really can't pick a favourite (same as books). I see them as a whole. :D

    Hunger Games -- ditto. One of the first YA novels of late that is actually captivating in idea.

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  14. You've managed to put almost all of my favorite things into one post! I love HIMYM but I haven't seen anything from season 7 yet, now I'm scared. I've always been annoyed by Ted but I'm hoping that I won't be turned off by it when I see it.

    Also I'm glad you're enjoying the Harry Potter movies, have you read the books yet? I saw all of the movies first and then went back to read books 1-7, I love them!

    And I love love LOVE the Hunger Games series. I cannot wait for the movie to be released. If there's a midnight showing I plan on being there for it. ^_^

    And that song by Gotye is forever stuck in my head. If you haven't heard anything else by him you need to listen to "Hearts A Mess" and "Smoke and Mirrors", two other great songs by him. ♥

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    1. I think it's better you don't even start watching the 7th season. Ted is a douche. =D
      But not as big of a douche as the writers are.
      I only read the first HP book. Before the whole HP mania started. I loved it! But then I wanted to read some other book (I think it was Goblet of Fire) and it was sooooooo boring on the beginning I had to stop.

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    2. Ugh, Goblet of Fire was the WORST in the series. It felt like a chore reading that one and I was so bored of quidditch by the end that I wanted to scream. After that one they became good again. Though if you get to the 6th and 7th books you'll want to smack Harry a bit because he becomes a huge whiner for parts of them. :p

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  15. Sirius <3 Vsi moji najljubši junaki v HP-ju so itak umrli, tako da, uff u.u
    mislim, da film, ki je najbolj podoben knjigi je 5. , meni filmi niso bili nikoli pretirano všeč, knjige so pa zakon :)
    LP
    Jess

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  16. Še eno strinjanje glede HIMYM. Jaz sem zadnjo epizodo bolj poslušala kot gledala, ampak me je še to začelo dolgočasiti na sredini epizode in sem zaprla player. 0.O Škoda, ker so bili včasih kar zabavni.
    Razočarali so me tudi TBBT, ker so zdaj preveč pocukrani, in New Girl (ki jo gledam samo zaradi Zooey), pa je serija že po nekaj epizodah izgubila potencial. Škoda.

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    1. Se podpišem pod drugo poved. TBBT nisem nikoli gledala redno (vlekla dol delov), ampak bolj na 'random', če so bili pač po TV. Sheldon je zakon!

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  17. Harry Potter week sounds great :)
    In mene so Hunger Games enako 'obsedle' kot tebe ko sem jih brala :) Te knjige res ne moreš odložit, mislm da sem tistih par dni okrog hodila kot zombie ker sem spala po par ur na dan :D Mi pa tretja ni bila pretirano všeč, it was breaking my heart step by step the whole time, no pa saj boš videla kakšna bo tebi :) Trailer mi pa zaenkrat zgleda še kar promising, samo upam da bodo obdržali tak ljubezenski zaplet kot je v knjigi (torej da je njegova glavna naloga to, da naredita nek vtis na gledalce) in ga ne bodo spremenili v glavni zaplet filma v stilu Hollywooda (=uboga reveža zaljubljena imata grozno nesrečo), ker mi je bilo prav refreshing brat o tem tako, kot je zastavila pisateljica in ne kot da je to glavna poanta knjig :)

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    1. Bemti no! Že kar vidim, da bosta drugi in tretji del čisto potrla. :/

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    2. Drugi je tudi dober, sicer boš verjetno malo jezna vsake toliko (vem da jaz sem bila), ampak je ravno tako zanimiv kot prvi. Tretji je pa rahlo razočaranje, pa saj boš sama videla ali ti bo všeč ali ne :) Sta še vedno več kot vredna branja :)

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  18. I love HIMYM but it has gone downhill :(
    They should stop being lame and be awesome instead! I'm sure Barney would agree with me :D

    Somebody I used to know is such an amazing song!!! I fell in love with in the moment it was released, he is very talented. Now that you mention it, Kimbra does look like Katy Perry!

    xx

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  19. Nad HIMYM sem tudi jaz razočarana, krneki :(
    Harry Potterje sem jaz pogledala menda vsakega vsaj trikrat. Najljubš pa res ne vem kateri mi je bil, ponavadi sta prvi in drugi film dobro, potem gre pa navzdol - pri HP je šlo kvečjemu navzgor. Sirius je pa tudi moj all time favorite, mm <3
    Zdaj moram pa res tudi jaz prebrati Hunger Games, vsi tako hvalijo da je že skrajni čas da se pridružim. :D

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    1. Ja, Areno Smrti v roke in gremo! Preden pride film ven. =)

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  20. Hah, js sm HIMYM nehala gledat že pri 3. delu tele zadnje sezone. Obupno mi je blo in sm čist skenslala gledanje, očitno je, da nič je zamujam. Modern Family je velik bolša serija! Priporočam :)

    Osebno mi filmi od HP niso bli tok všeč, ker sem prevečkrat prebrala knjige in mi to spreminjanje oz. izpuščanje dogodkov ni bilo kul. Drgač so pa ok filmi :)

    Gotye sam po sebi je super, že par let poznam njegovo glasbo in žalostno je, da so ga ljudje šele sedaj "odkrili", ko je ratal mainstream. Ima še veliko boljših pesmi, kot je tale..

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    1. Očitno moram res začet gledat Modern Family. =D
      Gotye meni sploh ni všeč. Všeč mi je ta pesem, pa še to bolj cover od Walk Off The Earth kot original. Če bi ga ljudje prej ''odkrili'', bi verjetno že prej postal mainstream, ane? Eno ne gre vedno z drugim. Meni so bili tudi Nightwish zelo všeč preden so postali širše znani (in preden so postali ''zanič''). Jebat ga, tako to gre. ;)

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    2. Ja, prav imaš glede tega "odkritja" heh.. No sj mislim, da je malo bolj znan v tujini.. Nightwish sm tut js poslušala par let nazaj, dokler niso pevke zamenjal..

      Moder Family RES začni gledat, super je!! Ena punca prej je omenila tudi New Girl, samo res je, da po parih delih ni več tok kul oziroma je res zanimiva samo zaradi Zooey, je pa kjut serija.

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    3. Že vlečem dol. Pa ne naprej povedat! ;)

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  21. The hunger games is amazing! And the movie comes out around April! Im sooo excited! Team peeta or Team Gale?

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    1. I've only read the first book, so I'll say team Peeta. =)

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  22. I love Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman (and their characters) too ♥ ! How can ppl dislike them seriously :)
    And thanks for the video, the song is nice and it's indeed funny how they sound and looke like Sting and Katy Perry huhu. The cover is great too !
    Started to watch HIM only because i was so bored... And have to keep up so i didn't watch all theses seasons for nothing XD

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  23. My favorite HP book is Half-Blood Prince and my favorite movie is the last one!

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  24. I could not agree more with what you said about HIMYM !! what's going on here ??
    ;)

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  25. Yeah, I agree with your opinion about HIMYM. And I also loved Hunger Games, now I real the third part :-)

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  26. I have Hunger Games on my looong reading list. I love all the Harry Potter movies. It would be too hard to pick a favorite. Gary Oldman & Alan Rickman are two amazing actors. Sometimes I don't even realize it's them in a movie roll. Loved that video. I'd heard the version by Walk Off the Earth. I love both versions.

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