Monday, December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas Everyone/Christmas List
So yes, it is Christmas tomorrow. And I don't mean to sound like the Grinch, but I really couldn't give two flying cow-pats about it. As some of you may know, my beloved Grandma passed away on Thursday morning and I can tell you, it has hit me rather hard. I haven't really been eating or sleeping or doing anything properly lately, and even this blog post is a bit of a stretch. However, I remembered that the lovely Diana at Aziza's Picks made a blogathon that really cheered me up. Basically, she asks us to imagine if money/location/time wasn't an issue and what we'd buy our fellow bloggers for Christmas. Since giving people stuff always makes me happy, I thought doing this might do the trick. So here's what I get some of my fellow bloggers for Christmas:
Firstly, Diana. Since you've been sifting through quite a few foreign films, I'd love to get you Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colours trilogy, preferably the Criterion versions. I'm not sure if you've seen them yet, but they're really fantastic.
Tyler at Southern Vision, you would probably love Criterion DVDs too, but I'd rather buy you The Room, for LOLs.
Ruth at Let's Be Splendid About This, a life's supply of Coke. Because Coke is the best. And lot's of tea. And a big Totoro plush.
Sati at Cinematic Corner, I would actually love to get you a really nice kind of sketchbook/diary thing, so you can jot down any inspiration you have for the beautiful designs on your blog. And on the cover, I'd put pictures of Lee Pace and Idris Elba to remind you of the beautiful things the world is capable of, haha.
Nikhat at Being Norma Jeane, I'd give you magical powers so you could tell Johnny Depp to make better movies. And since you love Doctor Who, every time I saw this on Mighty Ape I thought of you.
Ryan at The Matinee, I'd also get you a life's supply of the best tea in the world. And more hours in the day, because I'm never quite sure how you watch so much and write so much!
Jessica at The Velvet Cafe, something rather simple: a huge hug for being there for me more than a few times this year. I suppose that could come with a ticket to NZ, so you can revisit us in all of our LOTR glory.
Mettel at Mettel Ray's Movie Blog, since you loved Looper so much, I saw on their Facebook that you can get a replica of the pocket watch Joe uses. And then you could put a picture of JGL in it!
Anna at Defiant Success, I'd get you all of the seasons of Downton Abbey because you need to be introduced to how sexy Dan Stevens is on that program.
Alex at And So It Begins, I'd get you this cool special edition of The Dark Knight Rises (assuming you have Blu-Ray) because you were one of the only people to vociferously stand by it throughout the year.
Asrap at Whoa, This is Heavy! - I think you'd get a kick out of this book I bought for one of my friends.
Mette at Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions, this may sound a little random but I would get you a duvet cover that is made up of all of these different, strange fabrics. Because that would reflect the feeling I always get from how rich and fashionable your blog is, especially with those fashion pieces you do.
And Lesya, formerly of Eternity of Dream, a Blu-Ray player, and all of Christopher Nolan's films on Blu-Ray to go with it.
As for me, I already know most of what I'm getting for Christmas - money for my trip to Japan in two weeks. I'd also love for Grandma's wedding and engagement rings to be enlarged so they can actually fit on my fingers instead of squeezing the crap out of my pinky finger, some frames to put her photos in and an Oscar for Matthew McConaughey. And to meet Jessica Chastain. And for The Dark Knight Rises to get a little more love. And Killer Joe on DVD because I'm still eight months too young to watch it and I really want to show it to my friends. Why yes, I am sadistic.
Anyways, I'd like to wish everyone who reads this a very Merry Christmas. There is no certainty that I'll be back to blogging frequently, but I do want to do some year-end retrospectives. I hope that everyone has a great day, and thanks for everything this year!