Thursday, 24 April 2014

My Favourite Ladies to Channel for Everyday Life

Partly inspired by this 

You know those days where you go to school, or you get up to start your day, and you can't do anything? Like, you can't muster up the motivation to do your work well, or, say, change out of your pyjamas, and other general ickiness? Or, someone is constantly dismissing your ideas out of hand, or criticising you a lot, or just not listening to you, and it's bugging you?

Letting your mindset change on its own is time-consuming, and not always effective. To me, the easiest way to battle my own ineffectiveness is not to be me, but.. somebody else! A fictional character, to be precise. One of many fictional characters, from all walks of fictional works. Books, TV, movies (but mostly TV),  here are a few of my favourite characters to internalise when I'm not feeling up to scratch.

1: Olive Penderghast
I watched Easy A for the first time yesterday. What spurred me to finally watch this fantabulous adaptation of The Scarlet Letter?

This- happy belated Earth Day!
Anyway, a big reason I enjoyed it so much (and enjoy it I did), was the lead character, Olive (played by Emma Stone). She has a witty retort for every situation, and her lemons-to-lemonade capabilities are phenomenal. (See: maybe 90% of the movie). She doesn't have the strongest of moral compasses, but she's chatty and interesting and cynical, and in other words is a pretty good lady to get you through the day.

2: Blair Waldorf
Blair is a character in the TV show Gossip Girl, which I found on Netflix sometime last year and am only eight episodes away from finishing now. This is an achievement: Gossip Girl, if I had to summarise 5.5 seasons, is purely about spoiled rich people doing bad things to each other in beautiful clothes in New York. It's sparkly, and it's scandalous, and it's not exactly stimulating. But! There is an upside!
and she is FABULOUS
Blair is as capable of bad deeds as anyone else on GG, but it's how she does it that's so, um, very. She literally has a little posse who she calls her minions, who do all her dirty work for her well after she leaves high school. Blair also knows what she wants (except when it comes to romance), and is very willing to work hard for it, even if she has to resort to a little bit of subterfuge (this I do not recommend) (she got turned down by Yale for her scheming)
 Channel Blair when you want to do whatever it takes to get something done, and when you really, really need to tell someone that tights are not pants.

3: Spencer Hastings

Spencer Hastings is one of the protags of Pretty Little Liars, which you know I am madly in love with already. Of all the Liars, Spencer's probably my favourite. Her hair! Her work ethic! Her clothes! Exclamation mark!

Spencer isn't perfect, and is perfectly aware of that. She knows she places too much pressure on herself to do well, and she also knows that she doesn't actually need to win at everything, but she also knows that she is pretty great at everything, and an A-plus-student. She's sneaky, daring, very very pretty, arguably one of the most suspicious characters on PLL (except maybe Hanna), and is very sure of all of these things.

She's also very good at sarcasm. Woooow.
Channel Spencer when you need to get stuff done, and you need to get it done well, as well as when you need to bring out your competitive spirit and/or ambition. She has serious work ethic.

In case you haven't noticed, I have a type. As in, I tend to like lady characters who have a strong work ethic, great hair, a good sense of humour, and, um, dubious morality.

Take from this what you will,
C xx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Stylin' Little Liars Part 2: Emily Fields

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Part 1 here.


Anyone who read my earlier instalment of this series-which-needs-a-better-name, knows what this is (ie, a analysis of each protag's outfit from Pretty Little Liars, a TV show I am rewatching at the minute.) One big draw to PLL are the, um, copious plot twists. Another is the series of books. But, the most important one (to me, anyway!) is that every single character in this damnin' show dresses perfectly. All the time. 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

You'll Like This! 2

Heya guys!

After yesterday's Fun Walk (such fun, much blisters) and a not-unusually hectic Thursday, here's a little insight into what I've been consuming this week!

Monday, 7 April 2014

My Kind of Feminism

Hey guys.

As anyone who knows me knows, I am a staunch feminist. I believe in equal rights for people of all genders, of all ethnicities, and of all sexualities, and those basic principles tend to serve me pretty well as I go through life. And, you know, they are basic. But I'm growing up, and I have all these ideas in my head, and sometimes it feels like I can't translate them from Inside to Outside, and that's the stage I'm at right now.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Stylin' Little Liars Part 1: Aria Montgomery

Hello my friends! 

As any fanperson of the TV show Pretty Little Liars knows, there are basically two reasons to watch it.

  1. The almost hilariously overcomplicated plot, and
  2. The clothessssssss
Each of the girl protags (Aria, Emily, Hannah, and Spencer) are ridiculously gorgeous, and each of them have an individual style and- I cannot stress this enough- perfect clothing. I wrote a reeeeally short review of the show before, which you can find here (it's like second on the list). I've recently started rewatching it, and since there is TOO MUCH FAB to squeeze all the Liars into one list, I've decided to make a series looking at each of the girls' style in turn. And so! 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Bake Salein'

Bonjour mes amis!

I'm in my second year of secondary school right now, which means many things in the vein of: 'we're not first years! we know where our classes are! people hate us a little less!', but in this case means an Action Project, where we learn about an organisation in our area, and topics related to it, and things like that. My class is doing St. Luke's Home, a "leading provider of residential care and support services to older people". What we've done on the home so far is pretty interesting, and in May we're having a guest speaker in to talk to us about it, but, more importantly: we're having a bake sale to fundraise for it, and I am on the posters committee.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

You'll Like This! 1

Dia duit mo chairde!

As per usual on a Saturday eleven o'clock, I am both awake and on a computer, here's what I've been listening to/ wearing/ watching/ obsessing over this week!