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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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Quotes Challenge: Australia

Milae from LifeExperimentalBlog has challenge me with the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Head on over to Milae’s blog for some great quotes for this time of month, and for some really cool ideas for you to experiment with.

Here’s how the quote challenge works:

There are 3 Challenge rules:

You need to post for 3 days in a row
You must pick 1-3 quotes daily
In each post, you must challenge 3 bloggers

Today, I nominate:

Mini2z
Kurstin Graham

Lucky Sketch

Today I thought we’d look at a fascinating place instead.

Australia—a continent/country sitting in a strange part of my personal world image. Down Under where stranger than fiction animals thrive, most of them trying to kill you…or so Billy Connelly (warning: Language) insisted. From the vibrant ocean brimming with killer sharks, and killer jellyfish to the vast Outback brimming with killer spiders and snakes and…land.

It wasn’t until I visited this Great Southern Land myself (I’I think one of the best things about Oz is their music), that I truly understood the mental geography of that part of my mind’s world map labelled Here Be Monsters And Horrendous Stuff. The truth is Australia has many labels, but few of them do her justice. And Australians are a great bunch, heatstroke and all.

So, to give you a taste of this truly contradictory, yet magical country, I offer you these three quotes, one of which still has me scratching my head and thinking about Hoop Snakes.

Australia quote other countries

Australia quote no worries

Australia quote may as well

 

And that brings us to the end of the Three Day Quote Challenge:)

 

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Quotes Challenge: Mary Stewart

Milae from LifeExperimentalBlog has challenge me with the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Head on over to Milae’s blog for some great quotes for this time of month, and for some really cool ideas for you to experiment with.

Here’s how the quote challenge works:

There are 3 Challenge rules:

You need to post for 3 days in a row
You must pick 1-3 quotes daily
In each post, you must challenge 3 bloggers

Today, I nominate:

ZeroCreativity
Bunkaryudo
RaeRaleighReads

I’m terrible at remembering quotes from classic texts and such, but having been an avid bookworm during my most formative years and beyond, I’ve decided to quote the wise words of one of my favourite authors.

Ms. Stewart in the garden of her home in Edinburgh. Credit Ron Appelbe/McGraw-Hill

Mary Stewart introduced me to both romantic suspense and well-researched historical fiction/fantasy; training me to expect romantic suspense to be filled with careful and empathetic observations of humanity, well researched places, and some gentle humor scattered through tense scenes and exciting action.
Merlin became my hero, not because of his magic, but for his strength of character, his self-sacrifice and his ability to see all around him, the humanity and magic that flowed through his life. I had always suspected that he was the greater hero than Arthur, and with Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy I delighted in reading why I had felt so.
Wisdom and observation flow effortlessly through all of Mary Stewart’s works, never impinging on the action. It’s been difficult to whittle her wisdom down to three quotes, so I’ve decided to restrict my quotes to love.

Mary Stewart quote woman secrets love Mary Stewart quote story book hero Mary Stewart quote take love easy

For tomorrow’s final post of the challenge, I have a complete different topic in mind:)

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Quotes Challenge: Diana Wynne Jones

Milae from LifeExperimentalBlog has challenge me with the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Head on over to Milae’s blog for some great quotes for this time of month, and for some really cool ideas for you to experiment with.

Here’s how the quote challenge works:

There are 3 Challenge rules:

You need to post for 3 days in a row
You must pick 1-3 quotes daily
In each post, you must challenge 3 bloggers

Today, I nominate:

The Drawing Page
Miss Sixteen
DRandomgirl

I’m terrible at remembering quotes from classic texts and such, but having been an avid bookworm during my most formative years and beyond, I’ve decided to quote the wise words of one of my favourite authors.

wynne_1858751b Telegraph and REx FEatures
Diana Wynne Jones in her late years. Photo Rex Features via The Telegraph

Diana Wynne Jones’ fantasy books are what got me through what would have been a painfully boring and unmagical childhood otherwise. Her words have stuck with me through holidays, physics classes, and a heart-break or two. And like so many of us who grew up on Eight Days of Luke, and Fire and Hemlock, I still run over to Ingary or smirk through Witch Week when I get my hands on them.

There’s much that I could share, but here are three of my all-time favourites:

Dianna Wynne Jones Quote Tantrums

Dianna Wynne Jones Quote Force Object Famliy

Dianna Wynne Jones Quote aim for moonTomorrow, I hope to share three more quotes from another strong and influential woman writer whom I hold in the highest regard:)