Saturday, July 16, 2011

Song Saturday

It's my first Song Saturday!

Today we have Siuil a Run performed by the Irish choral group Anuna.  Now, I'm not the least bit Irish, but I love this song.  I love the words, the bits in Gaelic, the tune, the violin instumentals, everything!
I know that you're probably thinking "is this the only kind of music this girl listens to?"  Well, I shall reassure/disappoint you.  It's not.  I listen to Anuna, Celtic Woman, Regina Spektor, and even Taylor Swift, but for now, this is what you get.  And it really is beautiful.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Gone with the Wind - Intro (and a couple of announcements)

I've spent many hours  - between chapters - musing over Margaret Mitchell's famous novel Gone with the Wind.  Being interested in the Civil War, and especially the Confederacy, the story intrigues me and gives me plenty to ponder - the morality (or lack thereof) of the characters, how Scarlett can be so hateful and yet I feel sorry for her, what America would have been like had the Confederacy won the war... and so on and so on.

I read the book relatively recently.  My darling mother gave it to me as a "late Easter present", saying triumphantly, "Now this is one book that'll take you a while to finish!"  It did.  It took me four days to finish the novel, my dear reader.  For some reason, though, my mom didn't seem to consider that "a while."  Hm.
Anyway.   Since then, I've re-read it twice, and watched the film.  While I enjoyed the film, I didn't like it quite as much as the book.  Some things just weren't right, -  Scarlett's costumes for one, Ashely Wilkes' appearance for another  - yet it was quite enjoyable, though not as much fun as reading the story.

 Now, my dear imaginary readers, I have a lil' project in mind.  I am going to take all the major characters in the story, and devote a post to each of them.  I dunno if you non-existent people are too thrilled about that,  but bear with me.  I'll quite enjoy it, and if I do a good job you might too.  We shall see.

I have two other announcements as well.  
1) I'm going to be doing a weekly feature called Song Saturday.  Don't laugh - titles aren't my strong point. :p

2)  I'll be gone from the 19th - 29th, so that's ten days of no blogging - now that I'm making plans. Well, I'll live.  I shall be having fun anyway.

I must go now...goodnight!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Learning to post pictures

Just a short post today for the purpose of figuring out how to post pictures.  I suspect it will be fairly easy - I hope so, at least; I think pictures are very important.  Specially pretty ones. I, for one, enjoy blogs with pictures much more than blogs without.
It's funny how some of us just collect images on the computer.  I know more than one person (myself included) who's "My Pictures" folder is exceptionally large.  Pictures are just so awesome.  They can teach us, create an escape from the real world, and simply pretty up life.  And pretty is good.

Well, enough chattering.  Have a Waterhouse painting. :D

Okay, that was really easy.  No html about it.  This is, by the way, one of my all-time favorite paintings.  I believe it's titled Ophelia, and as I said, it's painted by  Waterhouse.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Under Construction

I just wanted to apologize for the appearance of the blog right now - I'm still learning how to operate Blogger and whatnot.  It'll be fixed...eventually. :p

The Adventure Begins

Well hello, internet world.  Welcome to Raindrops and Moonlight.  As the title suggests, I like rain.  And moonlight.  What? You think that's random?'re right.  And if you don't like random, darling, you'd better find yourself another blog.  Cause I'm very, very random.  And I skip between subjects like a grasshopper skips between blades of grass.  

So.  The purpose of this blog is manifold.  It exists for the sharing of beauty, for the increase in writing skills of yours truly,  for book and movie reviews (when I feel like writing them), and for whatever else I happen to think of. :)

 - Victoria 
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