Friday, 20 June 2014

TFIOS Review! (Spoiler free :))

So since I read the book two years ago, The Fault in Our Stars has been my favourite story. It had everything. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me feel inspired to really live. When I heard it was going to become a movie, I thought two things. My first thought was: “YES! I CAN’T WAIT! OMG HOW EXCITING!!!”. My second thought went more along the lines of: “How can a movie ever live up to this story”. I’ll tell you what, only one of those thoughts were correct, and that’s the former because this movie definitely lived up to the fantastic story it came from.

Let’s begin with the fantastic actors. I can’t fault a single performance. Every single casting choice was excellent. They portrayed their characters in the most realistic, believable way which really brought the story to life. I wasn’t seeing Shailene Woodley pretending to be Hazel up there, I was seeing Hazel. Whilst the entire cast was just incredible, I have to give a massive shoutout to Shailene and Ansel who played the two lead roles, because their portrayal of these characters who I, and so many others, hold so dear was just breathtaking.

The music choices were also just…absolutely spot on. Every piece enhanced the scenes in ways I cannot explain. To say the soundtrack to this movie was beautiful would almost be an insult, it is that much of an understatement. Do I wish a certain song by Meghan Tonjes could have been at least played in the credits because it would have fit perfectly? Yes. Nevertheless, the choices made were fantastic.

I think the best thing about the movie was just how close it was to the book. Yes things were condensed or left out in some places, but for the most part, it was all there. Most of my favourite quotes, word for word. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to hear them.

I can’t say too much more without giving spoilers either about the story itself or about the way in which is was delivered on screen, but I will say this. Thank you. Thank you to John Green for writing something so tragic yet beautiful. It may have made cry for three hours after putting the book down, but that is just a testament to your wonderful writing. Thank you to Josh Boone the director of The Fault in Our Stars. Thank you for caring so much about the story as to not lose any of its essence.  And thank you to the cast, for bringing the story to life in the most excellent way.

Let me know if you've seen the movie and what you thought about it. And if you haven't seen it, then I definitely recommend you do!
If you haven't seen my reaction video, then you can see that here (don't worry it's also spoiler free!! :)):

Have a great weekend!
Lots of love,

Monday, 16 June 2014

Days 20 to 28. #100HappyDays

Top row (l-r)
Day 20: Today was my very last session of extended mathematics! The picture on the left was taken on the way to it ^_^. On this journey, I found a fiver in my pocket I didn’t know was there – automatically knew the day would be great!
Day 21: It’s finally sunny enough in England to wear a dress out! I LOVE the sun and I LOVE dresses! :D
Day 22: I’ve been wanting a midi ring for ages. Today I picked up a pack of four from Primark for £1.50 (bargain!) – I adore them!

Middle row (l-r)
Day 23: I told myself I’d never play Minecraft. Today I broke that, and now I’m obsessed. But it’s so cute having a game Paul and I can curl up and play together 2 player ^_^.
Day 24: If there’s one thing that’s always made me happy, it’s the success of others. When that “other” just so happens to be the one man you care about the most, it just makes me even more happy. I’m so proud of this boy for all he has achieved today! :)
Day 25: When days are hectic, it’s just nice to kick back and relax with a lovely cuddle and your favourite man :).

Bottom Row (l-r)
Day 26: Today is deadline day! Three final hand ins and we’re ready for Summer to begin! :)
Day27: It'd be rude not to celebrate Summer with a pizza and a rockstar! I love this rockstar, it tastes like strawberry laces ^_^.
Day 28: I must have told so many people about this video now. It’s just SO funny. Check it out here.

To hear a little bit about this project, check out my post about it here.

Thanks for reading guys! Hope you have a fantastic week.

All my love,

Sunday, 8 June 2014

May Favourites!

Hello Littl’uns!
It’s time to look over the things I’ve loved in May! I've had to take out the food category purely because there's been nothing new or exciting this month.
Primark. £1.50 for four.
I’m not sure whether this should go under the “beauty” category or not, but I’m going to put it here anyway. I bought four midirings from Primark – I love them! I’ve wanted a midiring for ages, and they are just so absolutely gorgeous. :)

Now this isn't really TV or film, however it is sort of related...sort of. Minecraft! I've been playing Minecraft with Paul on the PS3 this month and I'm so obsessed it's unreal! (Spoiler alert: Yesterday we defeated the EnderDragon - yay!)

Here's some YouTube covers and originals I've loved this month!
Over-Analytical - Ciel Tatoyan: Clickyy.
Candles - Natalie Langley: Clickyy.
Winter - Kina Grannis: Clickyy.
Sloppy Seconds (Cover) - OnMyWayToHogwarts: Clickyy.
Human (Cover) - Austin and Kurt Schneider: Clickyy.
I Fucking Love Science (cover) - Margot Vandersmissen: Clickyy.

I've been loving the MrMr channel on YouTube. Brett and Ray are a married couple doing day in the life vlogs which are just absolutely excellent! I especially love their pro vs con series they do on their channel. Check this one out for a taster, it had me in stitches!

It was my cousin's wedding this month! It was such a lovely day. Warm and sunny. I danced all night long! ^_^ Here's a picture of me with my brother and his girlfriend at the wedding :). Can you tell my brother was forced into this? ;)

Lots of love,

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