Twelve Days of Christmas!

An old tradition dated back to 1780, or roundabout, when Christmas was spread out longer than one day. And the song is about as old. And it is one of my favorite songs.  So I had to focus a blog post on it! Here are some versions of it. Please enjoy it!

The first one is my personal favorite now. Because Pinkie Pie sings it! So expect it to be…different.

The first one is my favorite of the two, but the second makes me laugh and shows some real remix talent among the fanbase.

 

The traditional version. And you know. Bing Cosby. Had to do it.

 

 

Lastly, for laughs. Um, yeah. Jeff Foxworthy. Because this is a wonderful way to poke fun at my family and friends :p Kidding guys! Just kidding! But I still love it because I did grow up hearing it every single year!

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Hello Everyone

Greetings to everyone.

First off, I just realized that my readership spiked. Thank you all. ^_^ I am so very glad that others were willing to read my little post about my favorite Christmas story of all time! You all made my day.

 

Also, I have been a little back on my posts again. But this time I’ll be real about it. It is not because I have no ideas, but, well, I been distracted. See, my Dad died this month. And I been thinking of him lately, and missing him.

I am not one to talk about this. I don’t want to worry my family after all, when they are missing him too. But it is true, and even though the worst of my grief has faded quite a bit, but some of it remains. A kind of dull ache that I don’t know will ever completely go away.

And on this note, I wanted to share something. It is one of my absolutely favorite episodes. And this reactor is becoming one of my favorites. He is hilariously honest in his reaction. And will react to almost everything that a fan would suggest that is MLP related. Even those they should never watch or react to. I’m looking at you Smile HD. I’m looking…

So I want to share this with the rest of you. And it is a great reminder to me that though the ones we miss may be gone, their memories, and the impact they made when they were here will remain forever.

Enjoy!

A Christmas Carol

Hello Everyone! Here is one of my favorite all-time stories! A Christmas Carol!!

The story, written by Charles Dickens is still my favorite Dickens. And it was a wonderful, and wonderfully condense tale full of wonderful characters, drama and that feeling of warm fuzzies that we have come to associate with Christmas.

 

http://literature.org/authors/dickens-charles/christmas-carol/

 

 

 

I was going to post links to the various movies found on Youtube. But there was simply too many of them!! What a strange problem to run into….so you’re on your own there. However, I can give you some reviews. Such as the one between Books vs Movies!!

Seriously, this series by Bandgeek cannot be overstated. It goes over the novel, matching it up against not one, two, three, even four movies. It goes against five movies! And most of them are my favorites. give them a watch, preferably with a hot cut of tea or cider at your side, and a crackling fire in the hearth…or one on your t.v. if you got nothing better.

 

 

 

 

There is so much material out there to explore this tale, and that is probably the real power of the Christmas Carol. There is so much in the work to explore, often without feeling too done. the only reason we can get tired of it is that of how much there is!

 

And I hope to see you again tomorrow with another day of Christmas Glee!

Benifits of being Brony?

 

So, I was kicking around on Youtube, in a break from the start of moving frustrations, when I stumbled on this little gem. It was posted on WatchPony and is the very first video of the channel. I think it made some very valid points.

And for those of you who are not bronies for whatever reason, it is applicable for most fandoms that you are passionate about. What do I want to point out? Finding something you are passionate about is good for you!

Don’t be scared to let others know what it is that you love. If they don’t like it, it shows more about them than you. And really? Do you have time to spend on those whose passion is tearing others down? Didn’t think so either.

 

Youtube Spotlight! Books vs Movies by Bandgeek8408

First, I must give you a bit of background into Matt Guion’s channel.

He likes to make fictional clones of himself. There are a number of clone characters now, and they are in a rather complicated story that has yet to be fully resolved, but that I find wonderfully entertaining. And one of the most noteworthy clones is Matt Hatter.

Matt Hatter is supposed to, thanks to his hat of reason, be the more rational of the two in Books vs. Movies, able to see past the bias that plague Matt, later referred to as Regular Matt or just Reg. This bias is that books are alway, or at least almost always, are better than movies in every way. Matt Hatter is able to point out where movies are as good as and, dare I say it, even when they are better than books.

The debates between the two make for very entertaining watching, and the points that are brought up are often insightful and thought-provoking. I personally had not seen a bad book vs. movie review. As the seasons went on, there are three now if I remember correctly as of this writing, and the structure of the reviews became more theatrical in nature, the amusement factor went up as well.

Still, some of my favorites were in the first season, where they just talked to each other, and pointed out the various pluses and minuses of the books in relations to the best-known movie adaptation of that book. My personal favorite was A Christmas Carol. Do I need to say why? It’s A Christmas Carol! And I would not dare give anything away by telling you one word more about it. You just have to check it out some Christmas day.

I would give this series a worth keeping an eye on. And pray that he would make another someday. But there is a serious plot twist recently, so we would just have to wait and see what Matt will have for us in the months ahead. I mean, seriously, the man is super busy in real life now. So be patient.

Enjoy, and have a happy wordy-nerdy day!

Severus Snape and The Marauders: Review

Severus Snape and the Marauders

 

Severus Snape and the Marauders is a fan-made movie, so it was not cannon or anything. It was posted on Broad Strokes, written and directed by Justin Zagri. And I will try to avoid spoilers so I won’t get in a lot of depth here. But that being said, I loved this!

It was about how the Marauders met up with Snape at a pub shortly after their graduation. There is unease because he who must not be named was starting to stir up some serious trouble. But James was more worried about keeping Snape from Lily.

The fight scene was spectacular. Each actor played their parts very well indeed. And every moment was simply brilliant. I did not expect this amount of quality from a fan-made movie like this. Very much worth watching. Please treat yourself to this short film as soon as you can!