I'm Lissa. I'm a teenage girl. I'm in love with my Saviour and trying to get to know His word better and better each day. I'm real. I struggle with treating others kindly and accepting myself. And I'm here to share that, and much more, with you.
I love old things, movies, books, music, etc. I have an eclectic taste in everything and enjoy settling down with a good movie or book, even when schoolwork is calling me.
I wish I could go back in time, not just to decades ago, but even a few years ago to my childhood.
I dream of far off places, handsome princes, huge castles, and mythical creatures. I want to slip into a gown with hair streaming down my back and go have an adventure. I'm trying to be a classic girl in a plastic world.
So come along on the journey, join me in my Attempt to be Classic.
I had a VERY lovely morning/early afternoon with one of my dearest friends last week. It was one of the best days I’ve had in a few months!
We started off getting warm drinks (I got a caramel chai tea and she got a whole milk latte) and then headed to a beautiful park.
I haven’t gone to a park just to be at a park in I don’t know how long, but I’m so glad we did! It was wonderful.
Thank goodness my mom suggested taking my camera, or we would have not only been there for so long, but would have missed out on so many photo opportunities!
So the rest of this post is kind of a photo spew (some would say a photo dump but somehow that doesn’t sound very good!), but we took so many photos, and I really couldn’t narrow them down, so there will be a part two. All the photos of me were taken by my dear friend, and the ones without me are taken by me.
Anyone know what these ^ are? I don’t but they’re simply lovely.
Okay so she was adjusting the camera, so i made this silly face, not knowing she would actually take a picture!
And then when I realized she had taken a photo it made me laugh, and she took a photo of me laughing.
I really like the super light, white lighting here ^, it’s so airy.
There was a gorgeous small meadow of Red Woods ^, and the lighting was so lovely, super dark in some spots and very bright in others.
I didn’t even notice the lovely orange on the tree when I saw this great background, but it really pops!
Agh the ivy growing on the trees! There was beautiful ivy all over! I love ivy, so it was awesome.
Benches are so cool. I don’t know why… but they just are!
Me laughing… again. She made me laugh so many times 🙂 It was such a nice time.
This bridge ^ is a really good photo op. Okay also, there was the awesome older lady taking her time walking along and she was like picking up leaves, and she was so story-bookish, like i want to be her! And as she walked by she looked at us and was like ‘that was a good one!’ and also there was this lady jogging by who took the time to slow down, take an earbud out and say, ‘you look really beautiful’. It was so kind. Those are the strangers you wanna be, folks. Those are the beautiful people.
so i edited most of these photos only a little little bit, but I decided to go all out on this one, and am very happy with the result. ^
Me laughing… yet again.
Ah the colors popping in this one makes me soooo happy!
I really like this one ^… 🙂
#gottabecliche and here’s the stereotypical feet on the ground picture ^.
And now… drumroll please…
Pictured above, with a very large leaf haha, is my AMAZING, beautiful friend, who is always there for me and basically the most swell person ever. She took several hours out of her day to let me drive her around (so close to my licence, guys!), buy me a hot tea, walk in the park with me, and give me a free photo shoot! It was amazing!
So that was my lovely day I had… Be ready for part two soon!
So what did you think? Did you like the photos? Do you have a favorite? Are you jealous of my lovely time in the park haha 😉 Lemme know in the comments!
So ya know how there are very few original ideas in Hollywood right now it seems? There’s remakes, sequels, prequels, etc? And rarely something entirely new? At times I’m really annoyed at this but it can be fun to see remakes sometimes, a new twist on an old classic that either goes horribly or wonderfully.
Anyways, I thought it would be interesting to do a comparison of six Disney remakes that I have seen (as far as I remember it’s just these six I’ve seen).
So here goes.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951 and 2010)
I remember seeing the original at my aunt’s house, but that was years and years ago. So I will not make any statements like ‘the new one is much better’ or ‘the original was so much more accurate’ because I honestly cannot remember the original.
But I love the modern one. It’s so oddly weirldy whimsical. And Although I would entirely understand if someone were to hate it, I still love it. There’s something so marvelous about it. And I love Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, he’s superb as the odd character. And Alice’s main dress and her blue coat in the end, my goodness I would love to wear those!
SLEEPING BEAUTY/MALEFICENT (1959 and 2014)
Okay I must admit, I’m not very fond of either of these movies. I remember finding both boring and thinking just not containing the perfect magical Disney touch. But I haven’t seen either in several years.
I don’t have really anything else to say about either…
CINDERELLA (1950 and 2015)
Lemme just say that I think everyone already knows that I love, entirely completely ADORE the 2015 Cinderella. I find it gorgeous and breathtaking and all the acting is incredible, the characters are spot-on, the costumes astound me, the visuals sweep me off my feet, and the soundtrack is top-notch (claps hands for Patrick Doyle).
The classic Cinderella is cheesy and quite boring but I do still like it. It’s a sweet movie.
But the new one is must so amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing.
THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967 and 2016)
Ah! The Jungle Book. I love both movies. I will always like the old one best, because it so simple and cheery, but I really like the new one too because it adds a different dimension. There are several differences, and the one that made me go ‘whoa!’ the most was King Louie. Like what on earth I hope no children saw the new one because the chase scene? My goodness, that was frightening haha! I also didn’t like Baloo much, he was much to conniving and scheming, whereas in the original he is sweet and innocent, albeit somewhat brainless. I also didn’t like that Bagheera and Baloo didn’t have as much of a friendship as they did in the classic. But it’s still a good movie.
PETE’S DRAGON (1977 and 2016)
I also haven’t seen the original of this, and after looking at stills from the movie, I’m not sure I have any desire to. Is it as awful as it looks, anyone? But I did see last year’s version, and although I found it somewhat boring and slow moving, I thought it was a good movie overall. Will I want to see it again any time soon? Probably not, but maybe in a few years. The kid who played Pete is a very talented actor, and there was some gorgeous scenery and music.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991 and 2017)
These movies. I could go on for quite a while. But let me be brief. I was dissapointed in the new version. It just didn’t have the perfect touch, not to mention (why do we say that right before we mention it?) all the controversy. But I liked the music in the new one, the added songs were quite beautfiful. But overall I will always 100% love and favor the original.
So that’s that, folks. What do you think? Did you enjoy the comparisons/mini-reviews? Would you be interested in another similar post? I could do classics remade, or westerns or whatever.
Which versions of these do y’all like best? Did I miss any Disney remakes? Are there any more remakes coming out soon?
We’re moving tomorrow, so we’ve been in a crazy hassle and I’m stressed and emotional about leaving the only house of I’ve ever lived, I’ve never moved before and so it has been an interesting emotional roller-coaster.
We’ve had out of town guests, and I’ve been planning a three week trip, so that’s exciting but added even more stress (in real glad I’m doing it though).
So those are some of the reasons that I haven’t been very active in the blogging world lately.
So y’alls prayers for my family and I would be very highly appreciated as we continue to deal with this crazy time in our lives.
Suffice to say, I won’t be blogging for the next couple of weeks unless I get the unlikely chance. (I’d still love comments though!) So ttfn, ta-ta for now!
Independence Day is has arrived and I have been thinking about our founding fathers, and the of this country’s independence.
So I have decided to share with you some of my favorite Revolutionary war or founding fathers quotes. So here goes:
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor. ~the final words of the Declaration of Independence
How soon we forget history…
That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States. ~the Lee Resolution
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
We must all hang together, or most assuredly, we will all hang separately.
Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.
Enemies in war, in peace, friends.
The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
~Attributed to Thomas Paine
You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom i hope you will make good use of it.
I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? ~Benjamin Franklin