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You’ve got my back, right?

It’s nice to know someone’s looking out for you, backing you up and holding flashing knives at bay, especially metaphorical ones which tend to do the most long-term damage.

The body can heal quickly, but the psyche can hold on to wounds for years…if not lifetimes.

Knowing someone’s got your back – be it your intimidating brother, intimidating aunt, crazy friend, serious boss, or fluffy pooch – instantly bestows super confidence and super-powers on you.
Suddenly, anything becomes possible.

Use these super powers responsibly.

And thank your back-watchers. You may not be able to see them, but they’ve got your back. Right?
Right.

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PiniMe: Integrity

Alan Dean Foster quote gender good writing attract

The one and only Alan Dean Foster — writer, educator, adventurer and creator of many of your favourite sci-fi and fantasy worlds —  is the guest of this week’s interview for my sci-fi/fantasy feature over at InBetweener.

You can read my interview with Alan Dean Foster here.

I chose this quote to share with you because:

So many writers are writing to someone else’s prescription, when all they have to do is write what the story demands. That way lies integrity. That way  makes you good enough, if only to your own worst critic — yourself.

How do you define integrity in your art and writing?

 

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PiniMe: Why Draw, paint, sketch…?

Shannon Legler Illustrator quote drawing details love

Shannon Legler, illustrator and creature creator,  is the guest of this week’s interview for my sci-fi/fantasy feature over at InBetweener.

You can read my interview with Shannon Legler here.

I chose this quote to share with you because:

I thought this was a such  a cool reason to draw, paint, create…if you do in fact need one.

Do you need a reason to draw, paint, create? If so, what would it be?

 

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PiniMe: Resilence

Jason Rennie Editor SciPhi Journal succeed fail quote b

Jason Rennie, the editor of Sci-Phi  Journal, is the guest of this week’s interview for my sci-fi/fantasy feature over at InBetweener.

I chose this quote to share with you because:

Sometimes we need a simple reminder of how to find resilience. Keep it simple. Find it easier 😀

You can read my interview with Jason Rennie here.

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PiniMe: A Noble Human Thing

Christoph Weber Writer Arborist poet conquer darkness

Christoph Weber, a new writer in the science fiction and fantasy genre, kicked off my sci-fi/fantasy feature this May over at InBetweener.

I chose this quote to share with you because it resonated with me, and I know that many of us bloggers have been fighting the same darkness in the form of depression, chronic illnesses and fear caused by this uncertain and bewildering period that we’re currently facing.

I thought you’d like to know that someone is celebrating your bravery 😀

You can read my interview with Christoph Weber here.

Not this Arnold, the other one!
Hey Arnold!

And if you need a laugh, you can see what happened when Arnold answered Christoph’s phone for him over on his blog here or here.

Not this Arnold, the other one!

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3-Day Quotes Challenge: Day 3 Animated movies take us through evolutionary scientific thoughts.

Two months ago (two months! Has it been that long?), Jessica at Elldimensional challenged me to do the 3-Day Quotes. She’s done it wonderfully. I suggest to hop over and have a look.

Strangely, of all the topics I’ve chosen for this challenge, this one was the easiest! It’s occurred to me that animated movies often carry more profound messages than their live-action counterparts! Maybe this is one of the reasons kids are so smart these days 😀

So here they are, three quotes from animated movies showing the evolution of scientific thoughts:

Going back to the stone age...
Going back to the stone age…

 

Leaping through to the middle ages...
Leaping through to the middle ages…

 

...and landing squarely in the 1950s.
…and landing squarely in the 1950s.

As part of this challenge, I have to nominate three other bloggers to take up the challenge. They aren’t obliged to take the challenge, but let’s hope they do:-)

I nominate:

Julie’s Photoblog

Being Mantastic

BunKaryudo

 

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3-Day Quotes Challenge: Day 2 Movies lines about love

Two months ago (two months! Has it been that long?), Jessica at Elldimensional challenged me to do the 3-Day Quotes. She’s done it wonderfully. I suggest to hop over and have a look.

This was harder for me than I thought. I just could not find that many lines about love to share…perhaps because the actions and expressions in movies convey love more than song lyrics, poetry and prose do.  Movie lines without the action and background often seem…flat to me. So here’s what I’ve got for you:

hes just not that into you
Practical Magic love

Sabrina movie quote love

 

As part of this challenge, I have to nominate three other bloggers to take up the challenge. They aren’t obliged to take the challenge, but let’s hope they do:-)

I nominate:

Melissa – The Anxious Canadian

BreakDown Chick

Katherine Reynolds

I’m also curious about what’s your favorite movie love quote/line 😀

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3-Day Quotes Challenge: Movies and Song Lyrics

Two months ago (two months! Has it been that long?), Jessica at Elldimensional challenged me to do the 3-Day Quotes. She’s done it wonderfully. I suggest to hop over and have a look. I’ve finally gotten around to doing (or at least starting) the posts, so here we go:

I don’t know why I complicate things so…I really don’t.

 I decided to try quoting lyrics of songs which appeared in movies or vice versa.

It’s been a nostalgic week for me, so by some curious coincidence all quotes ended up coming from, ’90s music in British movies. Even more strangely (or not) two of the movies were shot in Edinburgh and Glasgow in the mid-nineties…and both movies feature Ewan McGregor… Let’s not overthink this then.

Shallow Grave Friends

Shallow Grave (1994)

I have to admit this movie is not for the squeamish. I remember my face being squeezed into a perpetual eeww! But I couldn’t stop watching Christopher Eccleston in fascinated horror, like a train smash, only worse. And I have it on good authority that an Edinburgh audience cheered when Ewan McG’s character got his just desserts in the middle of the movie. The song is mostly electronica, except for the beginning where we hear Eccleston’s opening lines, those above.

Quote from Trainspotting, Ewan McGregor
Trainspotting

Another movie not the squeamish or for those feeling sensitive, but hysterically funny when not utterly depressing. Also shot mostly in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and starring Ewan McG–who features in this song speaking the words of Ren, his character. I don’t know if any Edinburgh audiences cheered for this movie, but I do know that back in South Africa, my brother and I seemed to be the only ones who found it’s dark humour funny.

 

Loaded
Worlds End

Another movie I watched with my brother, the only person in my family who got the joke at the end with me. And yes, this is also not for viewing in a squeamish mood. World’s End is the only movie I’ve watched which seems to have been written on a bar-crawl, and which features a bar-crawl. A good ending to Pegg’s and Frost’s take on British horror/action/sci-fi meets cosy mystery settings.

As part of this challenge, I have to nominate three other bloggers to take up the challenge. They aren’t obliged to take the challenge, but let’s hope they do:-)

I nominate:

Iamabloggertoo

Thinkdigest

Mysticalwriter

Update: 14/04/2016: Oops! Mistake in that last quote now corrected.
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PiniMe February 24: Mother’s Love

This week’s prompt is

Mother’s Love

Add the pin/image you’d like feedback on, by linking that image from a post/page on your blog.

We’ll be focusing on the image in our comments.

Hop to it with the Froggie

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Here’s my entry  🙂

I took this photo while on holiday in Western Australia’s South West, where the Karri Trees grow. I was immediately reminded of a mother and her child; the tree’s injury producing an image so similar to an artist’s depiction of Mother Mary.

IA mothers love

 

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PiniMe February 17: Wave

This week’s prompt is

WAVE

Add the pin/image you’d like feedback on, by linking that image from a post/page on your blog.

We’ll be focusing on the image in our comments.

Hop to it with the Froggie

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Here’s my entry  🙂

waves