The Half of It …

‘In love, one always starts by deceiving oneself, and ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.’ – Oscar Wilde

It’s been a while since I’ve watched a film and been completely taken by it. The Half of It is that film that you start and hate every interruption from family, because it pulls you in, and you don’t want to ruin it.

The plot was endearing and relatable; it didn’t end with the archetypal rom-com ending, and it was engaging from start to end. It explored the narrative of a LGBTQ+ BAME individual without overly romanticising it or treating it with a pinch of salt.

The philosophical train of thought that ran throughout, with the discussion on religion was done with class – it didn’t dismiss one with the other, more explored and entwined it with the plot.

Casting = Exceptional. Feelings = Rollercoaster. My Mind = Overflowing with thoughts.

My applause to Alice Wu with this one.

‘Love isn’t patient, and kind, and humble. Love is messy, and horrible, and selfish, and bold. It’s not finding your perfect half. It’s the trying, and reaching, and failing.’ – Ellie Chu (The Half of It)

Knock Knock: Who’s There?

Knock Knock: Who’s There?

Knock Knock.
Who’s there?

Oh… it isn’t ElizaLilySmiles? No, it isn’t – because guess who has decided to co-authorise the living daylights out of this blog? ME!

Hello to whoever’s reading this! You’re looking particularly lovely today.
My name is AriannaEve and I run a miserable attempt of a blog that you can check out here. I’m so excited to be working on this blog with one of my beautiful best friends! It feels like I haven’t written a blog post in forever (probably because I haven’t written a blog post in forever) and I can’t wait to get back in to the swing of things.

So, in the heart of new introductions, I’ve decided to do something veeeery original for you guys; something that will (hopefully) make you warm to me a little, and get to know the beauty that is beyond this screen: a ‘facts about me’ tag. Originality at its finest.

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Fact 1: To the left, to the left, everything you own i– Oh, my bad.
Got a little bit carried away. To the left, you’ll see my face.

Fact 2: I study Film and Creative Writing at University!

Fact 3: I was born on Christmas Eve (24th December, and I was 3 minutes away from being a Christmas baby!)

Fact 4: I have a lot of bad habits – including biting my nails. Yuck.

Fact 5: I love the thought of being clean and organised in everything I do, but putting it in to practice proves to be pretty much impossible.

Fact 6: I have been playing the piano since I was around 7 years old, and teaching myself to play other instruments is one of my favourite hobbies!

Fact 7: More of my hobbies consist of gaming, reading, watching films, listening to/creating music, drawing, and I’ve recently found my love for bullet journalling and graphic design.

Fact 8: My favourite films of all time are Spirited Away, Labyrinth, The Holiday, Halloween: H20, Harry Potter (all of them), and pretty much anything Disney.

Fact 9: I’m open to all types of music, but my favourite genres are rock and indie. (I’m planning on doing a massive music master-post sometime soon so keep your eyes peeled).

Fact 10: My favourite colours are black and yellow.

Fact 11: I once ate an entire chicken for dinner. A large one.

Fact 12: I once peed in a display toilet in a well-known DIY store.

Fact 13: My favourite books are The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Every Day by David Leviathan.

Fact 14: I’m a proud member of the Hufflepuff house.

Fact 15: I say “no” to pretty much any physical activity and sport, but I love to play pool.

Fact 16: My biggest fears are spiders, wasps, vomit and umbrellas.

Fact 17: When I was younger, I was a very fussy eater. Whenever the family were to order pizza, I would demand that my Mum ordered me a “pizza with no bits”. Not a ‘margharita’ or a ‘cheese and tomato’.  A “pizza with no bits”. Or I wouldn’t eat it.

Fact 18: My dream car is a Suzuki Swift. Ah…, bae.

Fact 19: My favourite animals are foxes, wolves and fawns. (And dogs – I have two of those!)

Fact 20: really hate bolognese, rice cakes and tuna.

Fact 21: The police once came to my house to talk to my Mum about her parenting skills because I thought shaking my naked bottom out of the window was a clever idea when I was five years old.

Fact 22: I take the ‘R’ and ‘L’ on my headphones very seriously. And the people that don’t drive me crazy.

Fact 23: I am a massive hoarder. I collect anything from bottle tops to coasters to mugs, and when I was little, I used to collect toilet rolls. Don’t ask.

Fact 24: I am an extremely sentimental person, which possibly explains why I am such a hoarder.

and finally…

Fact 25: I’m going to be trying my best to post as regularly as possible. I say this all the time, but this time I will… I say that all the time, too. Okay, just don’t get your hopes up.

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That’s it! You’ve reached the end of my forgettable post. I hope to see you soon!

Update

I am in the process of writing up a post with some music tag questions and film ones too, I just have to actually write the answers down – the cute ass planning board I have with all the questions on is beyond my usual limitations of creativity, but I thought I would put in atleast an ounce of effort towards something.

I’m also considering starting a small section to discuss recent anime series I have been indulging in – the first half for 2016 for me have been incredible. Watching the final episode of Kiznaiver this morning gave me this idea because it was such a well thought out series plus the intro was so good. This will probably go up after the two tag question posts, so in about 2 weeks.

Something that has been taking up a lot of my time in the past few weeks is my new job – it’s still bar work but new place and new people means I have to adjust to them, their humour and the venue itself. But beyond that I’m really enjoying it.

So yeah updates will come really soon. I’m hoping the schedule will go something like this:

– Music tag questions : posted tomorrow
– Film tag questions : posted by next Sunday
– 1st half of 2016 Anime breakdown : posted by Thursday the week after.

I make no promises on keeping up with this schedule but I’ll make a valiant effort to do so.

Essays, essays, essays and more short stories

Looking through all my old college work, I realised I wrote some pretty good essays. So tonight and tomorrow I’m going to post some film and philosophy essays I wrote. Then if I can find it, my English lit mock essay which was the best in the class (from what the teacher said – I did think that my fellow classmates wrote of a similar standard to me – twas nothing special about it).

I am going to forewarn you they aren’t amazing essays, they are just my favourite and personal best.

Also I just found a stack of stories I wrote a while back so i shall edit them and let you see them ^.^