*clears throat* *taps microphone* I have a thing to say

hi, yes, hello. I’ve gone for a while, but I’ve been hard at work preparing this … post. it talks about something that I feel very strongly about and I’m still not sure my post addresses it well enough, but I’m having a go at it anyways. I’m especially interested in hearing your thoughts on this.

so I’ve seen this tumblr post quite a few times on Pinterest lately and I have something to say about it. something very important too, I think, because a lot of people who don’t take the time to actually investigate for themselves might take this as fact. before I say too much, here’s the post:

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okay. first of all, I am not doing this to debate the topic of homosexuality. that is a more specific topic that I wouldn’t mind talking about some other time if anyone is interested, but for now, I’m going to focus on the more general thought that the person stated above, that ‘your god and his son[‘s]…plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.’

alright.

this person was correct about some things. yes, we are now free from the Law set forth in the Pentateuch, we are beholden to it anymore,
it does not dictate whether we are saved.
only Jesus can do that now.
so far, so good.

however.
Jesus HIMSELF says in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5, verse 17:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets;
I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”
(italics added).

so Jesus is the only person who ever lived who can be that perfect sacrifice for us.
that means that we don’t have to sacrifice a perfect lamb at the temple (or anywhere),
because Jesus was the Lamb.
in that way, He fulfilled the Law.

okay, here’s the big shocker:
the Law (and the Prophets) are still relevant and important in our lives!
I’ve heard a lot of people talking about how the Bible is an old, archaic document that shouldn’t be taken seriously anymore because it’s so antiquated and doesn’t apply to our modern lives.
that is not true.

the Law does not now exist to condemn us, but rather to make us aware of our shortcomings and sins.
we don’t follow it because it gets us into heaven, but because we see it as God’s will for us living on earth until the perfect world comes,
because we love God and want to do what He tells us.
and He tells us these things (‘do not murder’ ‘do not commit adultery’ ‘do not steal’ etc.)
because He loves us and wants what’s best for us.

another important note:
Jesus may not have addressed the topic of homosexuality specifically anywhere in the gospels,
but being one with God, He makes ‘what He says’ very clear in the Law (a post for another time) and through Paul in Romans 1:26-27 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11,
to name a few passages.

some verses from the Bible on this topic:

Romans 3:28,31 – “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law…. Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.” (italics added)

Luke 16:17 – “But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.” (Jesus’ words)

John 14:15 – “If you love Me, then you will keep My commandments.” (again, Jesus’ words. Jesus and God being the same person, and God having instated the Law, here Jesus is referring to that, as well as what He spoke through the prophets.)

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (italics added; by ‘All Scripture’, the apostle Paul means the Old Testament)

this is just a sampling of many verses in the Bible that point back to the Law and how it is still relevant in both our faith and our lives.

I would like to reiterate the fact that the person in the thread at the beginning of this post was right about some things (specifically that we are not dependent on the Law for salvation anymore),
but not all.

I also want to encourage you to do your own research and really investigate claims that others make, especially when it comes to the Bible.
we should take claims like this seriously and make every effort to eradicate lies and false claims about the Word, since we as Christians believe that it is the infallible, unerring,
eternal Word of God and should be treated as such.
and just as Jesus did when He was being tempted, we have the ability
– I would say the obligation –
to know the Scriptures well enough to defend the truth.
Ephesians refers to the Bible as a sword (part of our spiritual armor)
and that being the case, we need to be well trained in the Scriptures in order to fight lies with the truth that is God’s Word.

let this verse be our motto and let us ‘understand… what [we] are saying [and] the things about which [we] make confident assertions’:

1 Timothy 1:5-7 – “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they made confident assertions.”

all Scripture quotations taken from the English Standard Version Bible, unless otherwise stated

I hope this all made sense and that I was able to correctly address the issue and make the Bible’s stance on this clear. tell me what you think in the comments, along with any additional Bible verses to support (or even refute – I’m open to healthy debates [emphasis on healthy]!) my statements. I can’t wait to engage in meaningful conversations with you all! 🙂

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october 2k18

I had such a nice month and I think the little break I had from blogging (with the exception of this) was good for me. I’m ready to come back though haha.

some big things happened this month! keep reading to find out what they were:

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events

10/7 – lunch and afternoon with friends

I went out for lunch after church with a friend and tried a new restaurant that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. then we went back downtown later with two other girls and I made the mistake of getting gelato right before dinner, but it was alright. we had fun 🙂

10/11 – got my driver’s license

haha I was so freaked out, but I did it 😛

10/14 – hay maze

traffic was crazy since the pumpkin festival was the same weekend that we went, but we had fun. my cousin and I went through the maze four times. we went out to dinner after that.

10/16 – senior night

we won! I got to play the whole game (something I haven’t done yet this season!) and I think I did really well! I was glad that some of friends and my little brother came to watch, since they hadn’t seen me play yet.

some of my teammates made a poster for me and I’m definitely biased, but I think it was the nicest one of all the seniors’. I also got a small bouquet of flowers 🙂 after the game, we had dinner in one of the school buildings. I sat at a table with the other three seniors and we got to wear feather boas and butterfly wings. we played some games and had a nice time. then my cousin drove me and another friend home … in my car, which she had never driven before, and which is a little … not temperamental exactly. maybe finicky? but it was fine haha.

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10/18 – another senior night

our next game was an away game at another school on their senior night. and they gave me and my fellow senior teammates a bigger bouquet of flowers than our school gave us! we ended up winning that game 3-0, which was great since the last time we played them, they beat us 3-2. I felt a little bad for beating them on their senior night, but I was also really happy to have won haha.

10/23 – last game

we lost, but I had fun and I almost cried at the end. it was a good end to the season.

10/24 – team dinner

we all went out for dinner as a last hurrah as a team. our coach talked about each of us (he called it ‘roasting’, but it was very nice) and he gave certificates for MVP and other awards. some girls gave out little gifts, we signed cards for our coaches, and I got to take home balloons! so now I have all this little visual reminders of my wonderful team. from posters to balloons to flowers, they’re scattered all over my room 🙂

10/29 – joined Story Embers!

I’m so excited to be a part of this writing community and grow my craft!

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entertainment

listened: trench // twenty one pilots | 22 // taylor swift | we are never ever getting back together // taylor swift | I knew you were trouble. // taylor swift | divine/sailing/time/hymn – acoustic // phil wickham | twenty one pilots // twenty one pilots | vessel // twenty one pilots | blurryface // twenty one pilots | wake up // eden | impossible year // panic! at the disco

read: the faerie queene // edmund spenser {3.5/5} (I had to move my goodreads goal down again, since I haven’t read much lately :P)

watched: a couple new doctor who episodes 🙂

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blog posts

september 2k18

trench

caramel apples

I hope y’all had a nice October too. I had such a wonderful month, but I’m glad I have a little more leisure time now. at least until finals haha.

what was the best thing about this month for you? let me know in the comments!

trench

jumpsuit

felt it in my youth, feel it when I’m old
|-/
dusting off my (jumpsuit)

levitate

cowards only come through when the hour’s late and everyone’s asleep
|-/
you can levitate with just a little help

morph

“if” is purely panic and “when” is solemn sorrow and one invades today while the other spies tomorrow
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“above” is blind belief and “under” is sword to sleeve and “around” is scientific miracle
|-/
the question still remains: are we still in love and is it possible we feel the same?

truth

my blood

you’re facing down a dark hall, I’ll grab my light and go with you

chlorine

I’ve been tested like the end of a weathered flag that’s by the sea
|-/
can you build my house with pieces?

smithereens

for you, I’d go step to a dude much bigger than me – for you, I know I would get messed up, weigh 153

art >
neon gravestones

keep your wits about you while you got ’em ’cause your wits are first to go while you’re problem-solving
|-/
I’ll mourn for a kid, but won’t cry for a king
|-/
I’m not disrespecting what was left behind, just pleading that “it” does not get glorified
|-/
to life, they were dedicated; now, that should be celebrated

the hype

you don’t get thick skin without getting burnt

nico and the niners

I’m careless when I wear my rebel clothes
|/
we’ll win but not everyone will get out

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cut my lip

though I am bruised, face of contusions, know I’ll keep moving

bandito

begin with bullet, now add fire to the proof – but I’m still not sure if fear’s a rival or a close relative to truth
|-/
the softest echo could be enough for me to make it through

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pet cheetah

no, I move slow; I wanna stop time, I’ll sit here ’till I find the problem

legend

I’m sorry I did not visit, did not know how to take it when your eyes did not know me like I know you

leave the city

it’s glowingembers barely showingproof of life in the shadows
|-/
it’s only time before they show me why no one ever comes back with details from beyond
|-/
in time, I will leave the city. for now, I will stay alive.

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september 2k18

okay!! I apologize for being gone for so long, but I’ve been really busy. don’t expect a lot of content for me until after my volleyball season ends and/or after finals. while you’re here, enjoy this post! it’ll probably be the last one for a while 😛

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9/1 – party 

I planned and organized it and it didn’t turn out perfect, but it was fun! I taught my friends a game and it seemed like they had fun 🙂

9/2 – party

a joint birthday for my cousins! I was at their house almost all day and had so much fun.

9/7 – senior portraits

ya girl’s getting closer to graduation. she also got her friend to do makeup for her; her mom curled her hair and she looked smoking’, I can tell ya that. the photographers were really nice and then my mom and I got lunch after 🙂

9/13 – first win of the season!

9/15 – first tournament of the season

we didn’t win any of our games, but I had fun and played pretty well

9/15 – fondue w/ friends

cheese fondue. not Howard Stark fondue.
I was all sweaty and funky-looking from my tournament, but I had fun.

9/29 – worked at a party

helped a friend at her party and met some girls my age who also didn’t know anyone there. we had some great conversations… and a lot of food.

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entertainment

listened to: mamma mia medley // anthem lights | dear evan hansen medley // chad graham, joey stamper | hosanna // hillsong united | dancing queen // abba | levitate // twenty one pilots | everglow // coldplay | speechless // dan + shay | mercy // brett young | female // keith urban

read: sir quinlan and the swords of valor (the knights of arrethtrae #5) // chuck black {5/5} | map of fates // maggie hall {2/5} | sir gawain and the green knight // unknown, marie borroff (translator) {3.5/5}

watched: in the heart of the sea {4/5} | les misérables {4.5/5} | love on safari {3/5}

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blog posts

august reviews

august 2k18

eclipse

oh autumn

learned

my confidence has been pretty shot lately. there are a few factors that can be at fault, but I’m just trying to get to a place where I can be confident in myself and my abilities again. life isn’t a straight upward shot. you go up and then fall back down again. and that’s okay.

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thank you to all of you who’ve stuck around! I’ll be back before you know it! ❤

eclipse

hey, y’all! it’s been a hot minute since I was last heard of. a sweltering hot minute, as it turns out…

anyways, I’ve been working on something that I think is important, but it turns out, as with most important things, it’s taking longer than I thought it would to get right.

but thanks to writefury, I now have some content for you, my poor starved little underlings 😥 {I was listening to some good music as I read Rosey’s post (female by keith urban), so that was how I qualified (or else y’all would still be starving :P).}

voila! le eclipse tag!

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Rules:
  • Thank the person that nominated you for this tag (thank you Rosey!)
  • List the rules so the next nominees will know them (*jazz hands*)
  • Include the ‘Eclipse’ image somewhere in your post (ta-da!! ^^^)
  • Answer the 3 questions, and ask 3 questions for the next people.
  • Nominate 3 people, and make sure they find out that they have been nominated.

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What’s one weird name that you really like?

I think a easier question for me to answer would be ‘what normal name do you really dislike?’ those seem to be more common for me haha.

but I have to answer this question, so… I like the name Bronwyn. it’s kinda old-fashioned, but I like it *shrugs*

I also like the names Idris, Treffen, Veren, Thea, Yarrow, and Siobhan (pronounced Shi-von / Shi-van). I’m really attracted to French and Irish names, interestingly enough.

If you had a theme song that would play when you walked in the room, what would it be?

haha, I could pick so many. maybe the Avengers theme song? that would be pretty cool. Bohemian Rhapsody would be cool too. it’s a little all over the place, kinda like me 😀

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What’s one very small, random memory you have from when you were little?

I mostly remember this one thanks to pictures. I was probably around 3 or 4 years old, and my older brother (5 or 6) got sent to ‘the corner’ for punishment for something. so he’s kneeling there, crying, and I walk up, thinking ‘oh, maybe he’s lonely. I’ll keep him company.’ so I kneel down next to him, and my mom apparently thought it was hilarious, so she took a picture.

okay, my questions!

would you rather explore space or the ocean?
what is your favorite interaction with a stranger that you have ever had?
what current trend do you hope will go on for a long time?

creds to Pinterest for that last question 😛

my nominees

anyone who is a senior in high school (shoutout to my fellows), anyone who is a Hufflepuff/Pukwudgie/some hybrid of Hufflepuff/Pukwudgie (probably more complicated than it should have been :P), and, taking a page out of Rosey’s book, anyone listening to good music right now… cause I am 😀

have fun, y’all! ❤

august 2k18

sorry this is so late, y’all. I’ve been really busy since school started 😛

I’m keeping descriptions for things a little shorter and hopefully a bit more interesting (or at least less boring). well, what are you waiting for? keep reading!

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events

8/1 – saw MI6 with my cousin

see my review here

8/2 – began beta reading for a friend!

it’s an amazing story and I cried. you’re amazing, Chelsea ❤

8/4-5 – volleyball clinic

8/5 – walk with friends

8/6-10 – math jam

basically a week-long math intensive at a local community college. I did pretty well, considering math is my worst subject 🙂

8/9-10 – volleyball tryouts

MADE THE VARSITY TEAM

8/13 – great america

final trip to Great America this summer. ’twas fun! we didn’t get to try the new roller coaster, since the line was so long, but we still enjoyed ourselves.

sometime this month, can’t quite remember when – GOT A CAR

my younger brother and I got our first car! it’s an old Toyota 4Runner and its name is Edgar 🙂 I love driving it.

8/16 – first first day of school

as opposed to my second and third first days of school. I started an 8 am nutrition class on this day.

8/17-19 – varsity retreat

went away for the weekend with my volleyball team. we swam and played volleyball, did face masks, ate a lot of food, watched a movie, and got to know each other really well. I love all of those girls so much.

8/23 – first varsity game

we lost, but I had fun.

8/27 – second first day of school

started chemistry class with two of my vball teammates!

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entertainment

listening: good times // all time low | dream on // aerosmith | sweet home alabama // lynyrd skynyrd | lights go out // kb feat. bianca, justin ebach | I’ll wait for you // moriah peters feat. joel from for king & country | she used to be mine (cover) // upper structure | veggie tales (remix) // shame mrema | don’t stop believin’ // journey | jumpsuit // twenty one pilots | only one // nf | forget the lies // quietdrive

read: the warrior’s promise (viking quest #5) // lois walfrid johnson | sir kendrick and the castle of bel lione (the knights of arrethrae #1) // chuck black | sir bentley and holbrook court (the knight of arrethtrae #2) // chuck black | sir dalton and the shadow heart (the knight of arrethtrae #3) // chuck black | lady carliss and the waters of moorue (the knight of arrethtrae #4) // chuck black {read mini reviews here}

watched: mission: impossible fallout | pride and prejudice | persuasion | la la land | sense and sensibility {read mini reviews here}

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blog posts

july reviews

july 2k18

misson impossible: fallout

girls can be heroes too

she’s made of outer space

tight jeans, loose morals

self-diagnosis

otter pops

learned

being a senior is different but better than I thought it would be

in order to complete homework, I can’t waste time. it’s good to take a break, but it shouldn’t be too long 😛

old cars have a lot of manual things going on. it’s hard to remember to turn the lights on every time I want to drive at night, but I love my car nonetheless.

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how was your August? how is school going for y’all? and check out one of the songs I listened to this month and let me know what you think! ❤

august reviews

I feel like I read/watched so much in August! so bear with me if this post is a little long. I think it’s worth it 😉

books

The Warrior’s Promise (Viking Quest #5) // Lois Walfrid Johnsonviking quest
my favorite book of the Viking Quest series, bringing this long series to an end!

pros/things I liked: the characters were a lot more mature and they were talking about really deep things, which I appreciated
– THAT ENDING
– I honestly can’t remember much else, but I really love this book

cons/things I didn’t like so much: as much as I love the ending, most of the stuff leading up to it is pretty painful? but the end makes up for it.
– still with the writing style. more engaging for younger kids, less so for teenagers.
– Bree keeps telling Mikkel ‘shOw mE thAt I cAn trUst yOU’ and I’m like, ‘girl. how long has it been since he promised you that he would take you home and he hasn’t even done anything to hurt you in any way for YEARS.’ I get the reason behind her always saying that to him, and I’m sure it would be hard to trust someone after they took you away from your family and hurt you in so many different ways, but it just got annoying.

4/5

Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione (The Knights of Arrethtrae #1) // Chuck Black

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ah, the beginning of one of my favorite Christian teen fantasy allegory series. wow, that’s a mouthful. this might actually be my least favorite of the series, but I still love it.

pros/things I liked: the premise. that’s one of my favorite things about these books, how they all focus on a specific sin/struggle and expose it and show how the Knights overcome them with the help of the King, the Prince, and the Silent Warriors.
– Landor is a great character! I love his arc (possibly predictable though?) and yeah, I just really like him 🙂
– the fight scenes! I’ve never fought with a sword before (sticks don’t count, unfortunately), but I’m still able to follow along and get really into what’s happening.
– the ALLEGORY. King, Prince, the Dark Knight, Silent Warriors, Shadow Warriors, Knights of the Prince, Vincero Knights, etc. JUST YES.
– while the story doesn’t shy away from showing/talking about more nitty-gritty things, it also doesn’t get graphic.

cons/things I didn’t like so much: Kendrick’s character seems kinda boring? compared to the other MCs in the other books, he appears really cold and calculated. I guess that’s part of his character and relates to his backstory, but it also makes him really boring to me 😦
– like the Viking Quest series, the writing style is more for younger kids. I liked these books more when I had read less challenging books as a younger girl. they’re still fun, but less captivating.
– there is a bit of violence; mention of people being kept in dungeons and tortured; mention of violent games and people getting ‘affectionate’; mention of the murder of a woman and child; evil bloodthirsty men; etc.

3.5/5

Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court (The Knights of Arrethtrae #2) // Chuck Black

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pros/things I liked: Bentley’s passionate and determined search for truth, even at the risk of losing everything he’s ever known and loved. it’s so inspiring and encouraging.
– Eirwyn is so freaking courageous.
– Walsch 🙂
– Demus!
– again with the fight scenes.
– that last part with the gardener always makes me cry :’)

cons/things I didn’t like so much:
SPOILER
– so Eirwyn and Gwylin are twins, but when Bentley asks Eirwyn why she didn’t talk to him in the castle, she neglects to mention that she has a twin? and that maybe he saw her sister instead? it doesn’t really make sense to me.
END OF SPOILER

3.5/5

Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart (The Knights of Arrethtrae #3) // Chuck Black

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this book really gets me. a couple years ago, I was really struggling with doubt, something that this book addresses in particular. it’s so encouraging to read about Sir Dalton and his journey. just…gaahhhh, I love this one. it’s kind of dark, but it also reminds me of where I was and where I am now and how the Prince also took me out of my dark prison.

pros/things I liked:
MINOR SPOILER
Dalton’s whole sequence/time with Master Sejus. and THE END OF IT. ‘I came because you called for me.’
END OF MINOR SPOILER
– just the whole story because I can relate to it.
– Si Kon is so brave?
– the symbolism.
– it challenges you to think about why you believe the things you believe.
– Master Sejus and who he is and what he says. (also, if you pay attention, you’ll catch him saying something that C.S. Lewis made popular.)
– pretty much everything?

cons/things I didn’t like so much: writing style, as always. again, not a major problem, but it does affect my enjoyment of the book slightly.
– Sir Whats-His-Name. I actually can’t remember his name, but at one point he states something as ‘truth’ that I struggled with at one point and just … ugh, it makes me so mad. like, I actually believed that for a time and I was miserable and now… UGH STOP IT’S ALL LIES.
– like I’ve said already, this book is darker than the other ones, so some people might not like it as much. I actually prefer it; I think it makes the truth shine out so much brighter.

4.5/5

Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue (The Knights of Arrethtrae #4) // Chuck Black

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this book ties in with Sir Dalton. they’re the only two that relate to one another, so if you read one, you should read the other. you don’t have to do that with the other books though. I don’t actually know about the very last one, since I haven’t read it yet … but yeah.

pros/things I liked: a continuation of Carliss and Dalton’s story!
– the whole esca crystal thing is kinda creepy?
– I like how Black makes sure to mention that Malco is handsome and charming. evil doesn’t always look/seem evil.
– GANOAF. I LOVE HIM.
– Spirit! and how he helps Carliss with her fear of big birds after the death ravens of the previous book.
– how realistic Carliss’ struggle with her feelings for Dalton was. can relate 😛
– the scene with the Prince and the lilies and Morning Star.
– MORNING STAR.

cons/things I didn’t like so much: BETRAYAL.
– again, a little darker than the first two.
– this one had a bit more romance involved, I think, which some people might not like. it didn’t bother me at all, though.
– some parts are quite a bit violent, especially when dealing with the lizards.
– there is talk of people ‘walking the bridge’ (essentially committing suicide).
– deception also plays a big part in this book.

4/5

movies

Mission: Impossible Fallout

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read full review here

I actually forgot to put a rating on the original review, so here’s my rating now:

5/5

Pride and Prejudice

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THE OG VERSION WITH COLIN FIRTH AND JENNIFER EHLE

pros/things I liked: I grew up watching this version, so it has a lot of special memories for me.
– the heckin’ music.
– how long it is. the other version is shorter and seems rushed at points. I really love how long this one is and how they dwell on certain aspects of the story.
– Elizabeth!
– Darcy and how Awkward™ he is.
– poor Charlotte. I love her and I feel so sorry for her 😦
– the Gardiners are such sweet people!
– Darcy and Elizabeth’s scenes at Pemberly and the surrounding village.
– all of Elizabeth and Jane’s scenes together ❤

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cons/things I didn’t like so much: Wickham. goes without saying, but even still. I like the Wickham in the newer version better.
– Mrs. Bennett and Lydia seem more malicious than I remember. Lydia has always given me a strange feeling, but this time I was able to put it into words. she seems less innocent and silly than I believe Austen meant to portray her. another instance where I prefer the newer movie.
– Mr. Collins. he’s not funny in this one, he’s creepy.
– as for content, we hear talk about someone’s ‘habit’s’ related to women and see a woman dressed in a slip (their version of underwear) sitting on a guy’s lap. they had obviously been making out a moment before. there’s also implications that a guy takes and tries to take advantage of two girls (at separate times), one for money (which doesn’t succeed), and one for his own amusement. there’s also a little bit of kissing, lying, pride (and prejudice :P), and other negative behaviors (not that kissing is a negative behavior all the time).

4.5/5

Persuasion

Persuasion

read original review here

4.5/5

La La Land

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after trying (and failing) to watch this movie a few months ago, I was essentially forced to try again during a retreat this month. and I was pleasantly surprised? maybe it’s just not a movie to watch while alone…

pros/things I liked: surprisingly enough, the music? I don’t normally like jazz, but something about the music in this movie really moved me. I went home and learned most of ‘Mia and Sebasatian’s Theme’ on the piano.
– their outfits.
– I really loved the progression of their relationship
– props to Mia for putting up with Sebastian for that long! I probably would have been too annoyed by him to put up with him for very long. I like him as a character, but our personalities would clash sooo much.
– Mia is a good actress? so I guess I’m saying Emma is a good actress. but seriously. the first audition we see her in? and the LAST ONE?!?
– I actually really liked the ending. I thought it was perfect for the story, even though it was kind of sad. I basically knew what was going to happen, and I was satisfied with it.
– I also liked the ‘what might have happened’ scene.

cons/things I didn’t like so much: personal preference, but Mia and Seb living together without being married is a no from me.
– more foul language than I was expecting.
– that first song? has basically no business being in the movie? sure, it’s fun, but it also kinda makes me mad.

4/5

Sense and Sensibility

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my dad’s favorite adaptation 😛

pros/things I liked: the music. allll the music.
– Elinor is actually my role model? since I’m so much like Marianne, I need an Elinor in my life.
– the scenery of Devonshire! it’s so gloomy and beautiful.
– Edward is an angel.
– Meg is so funny.
– ‘I’m s0rry, it jUst pOppEd OUt!’
– the duel scene!!
– Colonel Brandon’s dedication ❤

cons/things I didn’t like so much: most importantly, there is a scene at the very beginning that I have never watched. my parents never allowed us to, and when I asked this time, my mom said it made her uncomfortable, so we didn’t watch it. from what I know, it’s basically a young couple engaged in something really intimate. I can’t say anything else (like how much skin/kissing/etc. is shown), since I don’t know, but that is something to be aware of.
– a couple instances of kissing.
– Lucy is a terrible person? I dislike her more and more each time I watch this.
– Willoughby. what a pitiful, selfish character.
– mention of a young girl having a child out of wedlock/being abandoned.
– mention of a man whose ‘pleasures were not what they ought to have been’.
– Marianne’s tends to show a bit of cleavage.
– people are malicious and discriminate based on class.

4/5

have you seen La La Land? do you have a preference for which adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (or Emma or Persuasion or Sense and Sensibility) you watch? what is your favorite allegory/allegorical element you’ve ever heard of/read? talk to me in the comments!