Loved this one, but my personal favorite Classic Hollywood Swashbucklers From The Colonies was Basil Rathbone. Man could rock some tights.
@teaandcakeordeath As I love both Guillermo Del Toro and The Secret Garden, I am full of optimism and dread, equally.
My first drink was red wine when I was two. I got into the liquor cabinet while my mom was sleeping, mistook the wine for soda and according to my mom, I told her it was gross. I got over the aversion to wine, but I still won't drink soda.
@royaljunk I'm with you, I will probably watch all 3 parts multiple times and love every second. I actually really like the PJ approach (for the most part, when characters aren't being too silly, see: Gimli), so I don't have a problem with this.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose For real! I'm pretty sure the potential stress/misery of having kids would absolutely ruin my mental well-being (it's fragile enough as it is). I can count the number of happily married couples with kids I know personally on one hand, the rest of them are miserable most of the time, doesn't matter if the kids are newborns or adults.
@LlamaLlama I absolutely dressed in Cleopatra drag for Halloween in 7th grade. Middle school was the time I became so obsessed with learning about Ancient Egypt that I think I could have mummified my own cadaver given a sharp knife and plenty of salt.
Ahem. Anyway, I agree with Story #2 when it comes to (most) examples of cultural appropriation, especially among the teen/tweenage set. I think the appeal is largely an aesthetic attraction, at first, and probably neatly fits into the mold of teenage rebellion by adopting styles of those deemed 'other.' Not that I think white girls with henna tattoos are thinking in those terms, they probably just think it looks cool. I'm going to assume that most people, like me, eventually realize, "Hey, I can appreciate this culture, learn about it and admire certain aspects of it, but maybe I should retire the ankh necklace."
@meetapossum I'm too impatient to do anything for three hours, so I just wrap them with oil, salt and pepper and pop them in a 425 degree oven for 45 minutes. If the timing is right, I sometimes take the beet juice drippings and add them to chili (note: I am extremely lazy and this only happens when the chili is on the stove right next to the oven).
Best beet salad is roasted beets with toasted almonds, feta and/or goat cheese crumbles, sliced red onion and a vidalia onion dressing.
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This is so lovely, Santa is the best!
A ghost story for Christmas! Love it! (And am a little afraid of it.)
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS, I CANNOT CONTAIN MYSELF OR TAKE MY FINGER OFF THE SHIFT KEY.