April 22nd, 2008

girl writing b&w

Pan's Labyrinth and Meme-age

I really, really wanted to watch Pan's Labyrinth over the holidays, because I'd heard great things about it, so I recorded it, sat down to watch it...and discovered that the recording ended ten minutes before the film did. After pleading with the television to show the rest of the film without success I decided that a DVD purchase would have to be made. So, after getting back to uni I traded in the dictaphone I loaned from the university in return for my £20 deposit and, with this sudden gift of money, went and bought Pan's Labyrinth and finally got to watch the whole thing.

It is amazing. The story is a fairy tale interwoven with a drama set in postwar Spain, 1944, both parts of which contain some truly scary moments as well as truly human ones. There's violence and adult themes, so it certainly isn't a children's fariytale, and it's in Spanish with English subtitles (and so annoying if you don't speak Spanish and are annoyed by subtitles), but other than that I can't think of a fault. :o)

I now have the music from the film stuck in my head, which explains the first song for the meme sugar_fey tagged me to do:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

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Tagging, if you've not already done it: hpuckle , thesteppyone , duol2fic , featherxquill , allie_meril , risiepookie , kentish_queen 

And another meme, gacked from florahart , because it looked fun: 

Comment with the start of a sentence, I reply with the rest of it.  These can be fannish or personal, or whatever, really.

Examples: You might write "Fred and George were not amused when..." and I might reply "...Percy owled the dragon dung back to them", or "I should watch Pan's Labyrinth because..." and "...I will get eaten by a scary monster with eyes in its hands if I don't."