April 27, 2013

Sir Percy Day - Epilogue

To repeat what I said in my last post....

Wow.  That was way more fun that it should have been.

: D

(It took longer, too, because I was feeding, changing, holding, and taking care of little JellyBean while I was trying to type up two of the posts....  Need to put some pictures up of her....  "Stay on target....")

I'll end this awesome day by saying that Sir Percy is awesome.  That's just it.  He's my number one favorite literary hero of all time (as you might have read here).  He's good and caring and kind and generous and compassionate and daring and adventurous.  I love him to death and don't think I'll ever get tired of reading the books or watching the movie.

The End.


Sir Percy Day - Part Four: 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' Reboot Dream Cast

Some of you may have heard that there was going to be a reboot of The Scarlet Pimpernel.  Some of you also may have heard that the reboot has since been cancelled.  (Yikes.  The sound of your weeping can be heard above my Josh Groban albums.)

Have no fear, however.  I think that if we Leaguettes keep posting about how much a reboot needs to be done, someone will make it.  After all, we started The TSP1982 Project... and it happened.   (Be sure to check out the trailer on the movie's Amazon page!  It's awesome!!)  *Insert screams about it coming out again in THREE DAYS!!!!!*  (See Ally's awesome and squeeeee-y post here.)  As you see, we've got friends in high places.  (If only I knew who they were....)

While we're waiting, we might as well give them some ideas about casting, right???  (The readers of The Day-Dream have already voiced their opinion.  The Dream Cast below is all my own making and is not endorsed by The Day-Dream, blah, blah, blah.)


Sir Percy Blakeney
Tom Hiddleston
Doesn't he totally look like Anthony Andrews? See here if you don't believe me.

Marguerite Blakeney
Scarlett Johansson
She's so pretty....  Loved her as Natasha Rominov/Black Widow in The Avengers and the Iron Man movies!
Richard Armitage
The man can do evil.  Don't believe me?  Watch him in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Armand St. Just
Eddie Redmayne

Andrew Ffoulkes
Aaron Tveit

Tony Dewhurst
Liam Hemsworth
Chris Evans
Suzanne de Tournay
Carey Mulligan

Count and Countess de Tournay

Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour

Baron de Batz
Ian McKellan
Heehee....  I did this for the sole reason that he would be able to say the line, "To think that I would be in league with the Scarlet Pimpernel!"
Martin Freeman
The Dauphin (Louis the IDK)
Collin MacKechnie
He may be a little old.... Whatev.  Believable young boy actors are hard!
The Prince of Wales
Benedict Cumberbatch

Varous members of The League
Drew Seeley
Wes Aderhold

Jamie Bell
Daniel Vincent Gordh
Michael Bolton
Maxwell Glick

Christopher Sean 

(I don't mind who the casting director picks to play the other members of The League.  Just as long as they're good actors and have read the book and seen the movie.)
Wow.  That was more fun than it should have been.  : D  Also, this looks like a mix of all of my favorite movies!  Les Miserables meets The Lizzie Bennet Diaries meets The Avengers meets The Hobbit!  That'd be so awesome.
What do you guys think?  Am I missing anybody - either an actor or a character???

Sir Percy Day - Part Three: Screencaps from 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

Here are some screencaps I did of The Scarlet Pimpernel one Saturday last year.  (That was back when I actually had free time....  It seems like I'm extremely busy every single day!  Wait....  That's probably because I am extremely busy every single day....  Thus, the shortage of thought-out posts recently here on the blog.  Working on that.)
Anyway!  Enough chatter.  Behold.  Enjoy.  Use for your own amusement.  (I'd like to see a few Sir Percy-themed pictures for Sink Me! soon.)


Aaaaaand.... That's as far as I got.  (Screencapped for a whole six hours and only got this far....  Yikes.)  Maybe I'll do a Part 3 1/2 this summer and screencap the rest of the movie!  Would you guys like that?


Sir Percy Day - Part Two: Clips from 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

From the 1982 movie
The Famous Quote

The theme

One of my favorite scenes from the movie
(Seriously, when we watched this movie with a few teenage guys, they absolutely loved Percy after this.  And I totally understand why.)

The Duel
(spolier alert if you haven't seen the movie!)

From The Scarlet Pimpernel: The Musical
(Disclaimer: I haven't heard the whole thing - only these three songs, which I loooove.)
'Into the Fire' (Percy and The League's song)
(warning: mild language)

'Falcon in the Dive' (Chauvelin's song)
(warning: mild language)

Best version I've found of 'I'll Forget You'  (Marguerite's song)
Randomocity : )

My personal favorite music video, created by the ever awesome Ally!
Totally awesome.  What are some of your favorite scenes?  Have I left any out?!

Sir Percy Day - Part One: Quotes By and About Sir Percy

From The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

The only power that I can see at present, mademoiselle, is the power of your beauty.

What is it you Frenchies say? Tou-che? You see I'm a poet, and you didn't know it, what?

You must tell me all about yourself, in every detail, but oh, so slowly, so very slowly, so that it takes a very, very long time.

If we are to succeed, we must maintain our anonymity, mask our identities. Even if it means suffering the mockery of others. Being taken for fools, fops, nitwits, even cowards.

My dear chap, I never would have dreamt of depriving you of your moment of triumph. Alas, a moment was all I could spare.

Let that be a lesson to you, sir. Never take anyone for granted.

From The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
(Because we have to remind ourselves that there are different versions out there....)

Slap me, I'm bubbling over with good humor this morning. Would you believe me, I've just written a masterpiece. [...] Yes, sir. All about this mysterious Pimpernel fellow. How it came to me Heaven only knows, because it was the busiest moment of the day. Damn me, I was tying my cravat.

Open up your sleeves, man. Let your ruffles take the air. Let them flow. Let them ripple.

It's a dangerous game, my dear. Falling in love with a phantom. For all you know, he might be a married man who is deeply in love with his wife.

From the novel, El Dorado

But remember that in life there is always one supreme moment when Chance - who is credited to have but one hair on her head - stands by you for a brief space of time; sometimes that space is infintitesimal - one minute, a few seconds - just the time to seize Chance by that one hair.

The Scarlet Pimpernel was a personality of whom an entire nation might justly be proud.

Armand's thoughts flew back to that other plotter, the man with the pure and simple aims, the man whose slender fingers had never handled alien gold, but were ever there ready stretched out to the helpless and the weak, whilst his thoughts were only of the help that he might give them, but never of his own safety.

(Last, my personal favorite quote from El Dorado!)
Tony: But why?  Percy, in the name of Heaven, doyou realise what you are doing?
Percy: Perfectly.
Tony: They'll not leave a stone unturned to find you - they know by now, believe me, that your hand did this trick.
Percy: I know that.
Tony: And yet you mean to go back?
Percy: And yet I am going back.

Sink me, he's the best!


Sir Percy Day - Introduction to Awesomeness

Hello, all!

In honor of the second annual Sir Percy Day, I've decided to do a blog series (four posts, including this one) that will last all day long....  In order to have the full measure of awesomeness.  : D

Part One: Quotes By and About Sir Percy
Part Two: Clips from The Scarlet Pimpernel
Part Three: Screencaps from The Scarlet Pimpernel
Part Four: The Scarlet Pimpernel Reboot Dream Cast

Notice: None of this is endorsed by The Day-Dream.  However.  I will do reposts if there is a hint of the light of rebellion ablaze in someone's eyes.  (A Les Miz quote on Percy Day?!  Perish the thought!)


April 26, 2013


Hey, y'all!  Just a quick post to remind everyone that tomorrow is the second annual Sir Percy Day!!!
This tradition started last year when the lovely Anne-girl had a Hero Week and decided that the last day would be Sir Percy Day.  It was so much fun that I begged her to do it again.  We decided that it should be an annual thing.  So here we are.
Expect many festivities tomorrow, going on at The Day-Dream and here at inklings press!!

April 17, 2013


I started CollegePlus about a month ago (woot!), and have been doing various beginning things with that, including writing synthesis that form the foundation of my belief system and where I want to go with my life, reading articles and watching lectures, listening to a few courses (including a speed reading course where the lecturer has a heavy Brooklyn accent and it always sounded like he was mad at me; SO glad to be done!), and developing my critical reasoning by doing various exercises.  It's been fun!  A few minutes ago, I was reading an essay on worldviews by Nancy Pearcy titled Total Truth that I'd like to share with you guys!
"As the concept of worldview becomes common currency, it can all too easily be misunderstood. Some treat it as merely another academic subject to master — a mental exercise or "how to" strategy. Others handle worldview as if it were a weapon in the culture war, a tool for more effective activism. Still others, alas, treat it as little more than a new buzzword or marketing gimmick to dazzle the public and attract donors.
Genuine worldview thinking is far more than a mental strategy or a new spin on current events. At the core, it is a deepening of our spiritual character and the character of our lives. It begins with the submission of our minds to the Lord of the universe - a willingness to be taught by Him. The driving force in worldview studies should be a commitment to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind" (see Luke 10:27).
That's why the crucial condition for intellectual growth is spiritual growth, asking God for the grace to "take every thought captive to obey Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5). God is not just the Savior of souls, He is also the Lord of creation. One way we acknowledge His Lordship is by interpreting every aspect of creation in the light of His truth. God's Word becomes a set of glasses offering a new perspective on all our thoughts and actions.
As with every aspect of sanctification, the renewal of the mind may be painful and difficult. It requires hard work and discipline, inspired by a sacrificial love for Christ and a burning desire to build up His Body, the Church. In order to have the mind of Christ, we must be willing to be crucified with Christ, following wherever He might lead - whatever the cost. "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22). As we undergo refining in the fires of suffering, our desires are purified and we find ourselves wanting nothing more than to bend every fiber of our being, including our mental powers, to fulfill the Lord's Prayer: "Thy Kingdom come." We yearn to lay all our talents and gifts at His feet in order to advance His purposes in the world. Developing a Christian worldview means submitting our entire self to God, in an act of devotion and service to Him."
Now I'm off to make a yummy chocolate something for myself as a prize for studying so hard today and motivation to study more!  C :

April 15, 2013

A Challenge For You

I read this in 2 Timothy this week and have been really convicted about how much I love to entertain myself.  I thought I'd share and challenge you to ask yourself the same hard question I had to ask myself....
"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power.  Have nothing to do with such people."  (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Are you a lover of pleasure?  Or are you a lover of God?

April 10, 2013


Suddenly I see
Suddenly it starts
Can two anxious hearts beat as one?
Yesterday I was alone
Today you walk beside me
Something still unclear
Something not yet here has begun.

Suddenly the world
Seems a different place
Somehow full of grace and delight.
How was I to know that so much hope was held inside me?
What has passed is gone
Now we journey on through the night

How was I to know at last that happiness can come so fast?
Trusting me the way you do
I’m so afraid of failing you
Just a child who cannot know that danger follows where I go
There are shadows everywhere
And memories I cannot share

Nevermore alone
Nevermore apart
You have warmed my heart like the sun.
You have brought the gift of life
And love so long denied me.

Suddenly I see
What I could not see
Something suddenly
Has begun.
Les Miserables
You're welcome.

April 5, 2013

I Found Nikki!

Well, I didn't find her, per se, because she's where she's always been - right here in my head.  What I mean is that I found a picture of her!  An actress to play her in the theater of my mind as I edit!  And you know what that means....  Pictures for you guys to see!!

Behold....  (I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately....)

Nikki Scott.

(aka Alexis Bledel)
Isn't she just gorgeous?  She's got everything I'd been looking for - the brown hair, the stare-into-your-soul (in a nice way) blue eyes, and that childlike innocence, yet maturity.

Me loves.  : )

What do you guys think?


April 3, 2013

The Quote Contest Winner Is....

Hello, all. Terribly sorry that I haven't posted the winner of the quote contest! I've been extremely busy - new baby sister, grandfather passed away, high school and college courses, and a generally crazy life! But! Enough with the excuses!

The winner of the quote contest is....

(Wait for it....)

(Look over there.... That's a weird place to put a piano....)

(Kidding, kidding.)

The lucky girl is... Hayden!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! (Especially since I've been told by about a dozen people that this quote contest was VERY hard. Sorry, y'all. I'll do better next time!)

So. An email is headed your way, Hayden!
Honorary mentions to everyone else who attempted - Anna Grace (close second), Tabitha, and Naomi.

Answers (for all who care) will be posted shortly.

Thanks for waiting! I enjoyed putting together the quiz and hope that you guys enjoyed guessing!


April 1, 2013

Disney to Aquire Middle-Earth Enterprises?!

Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Middle-earth Enterprises, including THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT franchises.
Acquisition continues Disney's strategic focus on creating and monetizing the world's best branded content, innovative technology and global growth to drive long-term shareholder value.
Middle-earth Enterprises to join company's global portfolio of world class brands including Disney, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and ABC.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN TO MIDDLE-EARTH feature animated film targeted for release in 2016.
Read the rest at The One Ring, then comment below with your opinion.
I'll keep my personal opinion short and to the point: