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27 March 2017 @ 10:48 pm
Random update: how to kill a woodpecker  
A random update is long over due, so here it is...

Just let me say this first: Dear Beauty and the Beast franchise, here, take all my money, this is my wallet, this is my bank account number, just take it... Just give me my dignity back... Because I'm 30 years old and I can't cry at the movies like that for a Disney Movie (I can do it at home any time, but NOT at the movies) I just can't.

Okay, now that this is out of my system... before I spend the evening obsessing over Dan Stevens (I fell for the guy when I saw him on Legion to be honest with you... I mean, you know me... crazy skinny guys? I just have to go there), let me tell you a little bit about my life at the moment.

☾ As you can tell from the title I'm at war with a woodpecker who's annoying the whole neighborhood, pecking like he's on crack or something! We don't have a bug problem, but he just looooooves insulation material, and he's having the time of his life pulling it out, and having a laugh! Thing is... he's a beautiful bird so, I feel bad hating him so much! So, now he pecks and I knock on the wall to make him stop, and then I see him going to the neighbors and then - in 30 minutes - he's back, and we start our dance all over again!

☾ Today I had a pretty good day. I had coffee with my friend/former realtor Winnie, we ended up chatting for 2 hours no stop. Next time we're going to be more active, and go do one of these painting classes where they offer wine and cheese and you pretend you're there because you feel like creating!

☾ After coffee, I went for a bike ride and I went to get some sushi for lunch. There was a lot of people in front of me and the place is not that big. A girl came in after me and, since she was alone as I was, I asked if she wanted to join me if I got a table... It seemed such a waste to sit on a big table alone while people were going hungry. We ended up talking for an hour and an half, and we had a great lunch! At the end of it I said "that was fun, it was like a surprise blind date" and we had a final laugh. That was fun and it felt nice!

I have to vent on one stupid thing! Is it just me or it's THE MOST ANNOYING THING EVER when you are walking/biking and someone pass by on a car and honks or shouts a "complimet"? THANK YOU A$$H0LE, NOW THAT YOU APPRECIATED ME, I FEEL SO GOOD! GO FU*K YOURSELF! Thing is... in Italy, it happens too, but I yell back or i give them the finger... I can't do it here because WHAT IF THEY HAVE A GUN? I hate it! And it happens all the time! I just wish I could answer and shut them up!

☾ And I just want to talk a little about Beauty and the Beast so SPOILER FREE: I loved it! It was so damn good, and I did cry real tears, not internet tears! Everything was perfect... Once Upon a Time sort of ruined Belle and "the Beast" for me, I forgot how good the real thing was... Eric never saw it and doesn't know the story (he lived under a rock) so it's going to be fun showing it to him... and nowSPOILERS: This is what I loved the most:

- We get to know the story of why the Beast is who he is. In the 1991 version, we just saw him as a spoiled shallow Prince, and then Belle comes in and changes him... We also feel sorry for the servants, that got stuck in the curse for apparently no reason! In this version we find out that the servants really love their master and they feel guilty, because they did nothing to protect him when - after his mother died - he got raised by his awful father. They just watched, never intervening, and they think they deserve the curse. Also, the Beast says to them he's sorry he was not able to free them as he did with Belle, showing that he cared about them as much as they cared about him! Also he is educated and knows a lot about books, so there is some extra banter with Belle and they connect on a deeper level!

- The scene where they "run away" and visit Belle's childhood home, where they find out what happened to her mother, was a great addition to the story!

- I can't just not giggle when in a movie there is my beloved Ewan McGregor and the sentence "Come What May" even if it's the Beast singing it in For Evermore (what a fu*king powerful song) I just can't avoid connecting it to Moulin Rouge and I get a little poke in the feels!

- I loved how the people of the village were also under the curse. They forgot about the Castle and the people who was working there, and - of course - there were friends and family working for the prince. I also love how the Agathe the Enchantress/Hattie Morahan was in the Village the whole time.

- They did a great job with the whole cast, but LeFou/Josh Gad was just amazing! The role was so perfect for him! And I LOVED all his lines

- They added elements of diversity and they did it in the right way without forcing it! When the 3 musketeers have an encounter with Madame Garderobe/Audra McDonald (what a voice) and she dresses them up as girls, one of them is very happy, and she says to him to go free and he does! Plus, at the end, this same guy ends up dancing with LeFou, alluding at the fact LeFou might be gay and that explains why he's still single and he's so obsessed with Gaston! Luke Evan's Gaston was perfect! It was less annoying than the cartoon version and more "evil", his song was great and the whole scene very well done!

- I'm not going to talk about Dan Stevens because I just love him too much, and Emma Watson was great! I could not imagine anyone else as Belle!

Now the things that I liked less

- At the beginning, in the Prologue, when the voice says "Who could ever learn to love a Beast" it wasn't dramatic enough! The whole Prologue needed a different tone, especially that sentence!

- There was no extra scene at the end, I blame you Marvel! But I enjoyed all the credits!

- I don't know how I feel about it when, at the end, there is a moment between Maurice/Kevin Kline and Mrs Potts/Emma Thompson when they look at each other... In this movie she's married and finally reunited with her husband... But in the 1991 Disney movie it's sort of implied that they might get together... So that felt odd but also an interesting addition!

☾ Also I have another secret that will be revealed soon! :D I know you hate me for this LOL!

Okay! That was a big one! I am going to go start Downton Abbey so I can enjoy some more Dan Stevens (and I need to see this show otherwise my friends will stop talking to me) and wait for amazon to put the DVD/BLU-RAY on sale/pre-sale! I want like 30 copies! I can't wait to see all the extras... I'm still hoping in an extra scene like in Pride and Prejudice (2005) at the end! :D Remember, when Darcy and Lizzie decide how to call one another now that they're married... Maybe we can have a scene with Belle and the Prince talking about something! xD
Current Location: Not at the Castle
Current Mood: lovedloved
Current Music: Celine Dion - How Can A Moment Last Forever
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on March 28th, 2017 04:28 am (UTC)
I loved BATB and Dan Stevens. Though I wasn't sure if I'd ever forgive him for leaving Downton. lol. I've got the Legion pilot, so I really need to give it a try.

Glad you had a nice time w/ your friend. And omg you & I should totally do one of those paint & drink things if you have a nice time at it w/ Winnie. I've always wanted to do one of those.

I hate the passing car "compliment" too. Though one time a friend of mine yelled "nice ass!" out the car window & I didn't know it was him so I just kept walking. And he shouted "did you hear me?!" And finally "Margaret, please turn & wave because I look like an absolute asshole right now!" lol. At least I could tell from that compliment that it's not something he'd normally do.

Can't wait to hear your newest secret! :D
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 29th, 2017 02:01 am (UTC)
I need to see him in DA... I need to see him in everything LOL!!! Legion is awesome! Let me know if you like it... It's very different from what's on TV right now!

We definitely should do it... Look: http://www.getyourmuseon.com/ there are plenty of events!!!

LOL @ your friend... Yes it was clear he was not one of these guys! :D He wanted to make sure you knew he was kidding!!!

Soon the secret will be out LOL
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Wine gums, envy, pieces of rainbow: Cillian <3qwentoozla on March 28th, 2017 04:34 am (UTC)
Haha, one little woodpecker causing so much trouble! I totally can relate to weird bird-related problems though because one time a mockingbird kept singing at top volume outside my window at 4am and it really played havoc with my sleep.

Aww, surprise blind date, that's so fun!

I quite enjoyed Beauty and the Beast too, and I'm not even much of a Disney fan. :)
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 29th, 2017 02:04 am (UTC)
Birds are cute but MAN, THEY'RE LOUD!!! LOL

That was fun, I agree... My friends say one day I'll end up in a ditch dead because I do this sort of things without thinking... LOL

I grew up with Disney... i was the only girl of my age growing up in my village and the only girlish things I had were my Disney movies LOL
Julie: Original ★ destination unknownragnarok_08 on March 28th, 2017 05:25 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that you enjoyed the movie :)

I just hate the passing car "compliment" too DX
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 29th, 2017 02:04 am (UTC)
It was very very good!

I don't understand why guys do it!!!
Miss Ashley: [doctor who; ten]imagine_peace on March 28th, 2017 06:27 am (UTC)
I have no advice about the woodpecker, but I was just reminded of when one was on my parents' house a couple years back and it was soooo annoying!

Ugh, cat-calling. Disgusting.

A secret? Oooh! :)

Downton Abbey was an amazing show. I definitely recommend it, over and over.
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 29th, 2017 02:07 am (UTC)
I guess there's no solution about that. The property manger will send people to fix the holes, but that's not a long term solution!

I don't understand why guys do that, do they actually thinking us girl are happy about it?

I'm probably going to start DA now! I hope Dan Stevens is in a lot of episodes (for the couple of seasons he stays)
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wildfeathers on March 28th, 2017 09:33 am (UTC)
I never saw the movie as a kid, my favorite was The Lion King haha but I want to see this one!! *_* I never thought I would see Emma in a disney story but it actually fits her..she got that look. x)

Ohh give me the news already ;o

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Ery-chanerychan86 on March 29th, 2017 02:07 am (UTC)
You're going to love Beauty and the Beast.... :D

Soon the secret will be out!!!
Laureneowyn on March 28th, 2017 10:36 am (UTC)
More secrets!

I'm glad you liked the film. Love your funny 'blind date' too!
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 29th, 2017 02:10 am (UTC)
AHAHAH I can see you rolling your eyes at me now... Sorry... I can tell you in private if you want... :D

I attract weird situations LOL!!!

Sorry, I know you didn't particularly enjoyed Emma in the movie and (if I remember correctly) you don't like Belle or the whole Beauty and the Beast plot... Am I right? I seem to remember a post months ago about it... I might be wrong...
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phantoms: pic#127400997phantoms on March 28th, 2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you had a good day! :) I love your Miss Fisher header by the way! :P

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Ery-chan: Ship: Phryne/Jack [Miss Fisher] 2erychan86 on March 29th, 2017 02:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! Love the couple (using a MFMM icon for this answer)
Eleonoraeleblack on March 28th, 2017 04:29 pm (UTC)
How is Legion? I'm curious because of the good opinions and high expectation I've heard of

I'm dragging my bf to see Beauty and the Beast in English on Thursday! (it seems that the Italian dubbed version is horrible)
I feel you, gal, I found myself moved and crying so many times during Branagh's Cinderella! You'd think it's because of Lily James' terrible acting but it's not
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 28th, 2017 11:32 pm (UTC)
I love Legion! It's very different and edgy but in a VERY GOOD WAY! You'll see it after the pilot! The cast is amazing and very well done!

Yes you need to see it in english DEFINITELY!!! <3 let me know what you think after you saw it!!! I so want to see it again! That's how much I liked it!!! <3

LOL I am not a fan of Lily James myself xD
Stormladypoe on March 28th, 2017 05:32 pm (UTC)
I keep hearing such good things about beauty and the beast. I really need to go see it. maybe next payday.

and ugh. I HATE woodpeckers. They are so damned annoying. I wish they were not lol. Natures bothers of hte world.
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 29th, 2017 01:56 am (UTC)
You have to! You'r going to love it!

Yes, that bird is terrible... but sometimes he's on the tree in front of my window and I see it and he's so pretty!
Chelsea: OTH → Brookesictransits on March 28th, 2017 09:53 pm (UTC)
I absolutely loved Beauty and the Beast. Everything was amazing, the casting, the music, I just loved everything. I read an interesting theory on the curse: http://mashable.com/2017/03/27/reddit-user-crazy-beauty-beast-theory/#Qglz0BY_2Pqn

I would have loved an extra scene at the end!
Ery-chanerychan86 on March 29th, 2017 01:55 am (UTC)
Reading the theory and:

We learn at the beginning of the movie that it has been at least 10 years since the curse had been placed on Beast and his servants and, while the curse doesn't allow them to age, it seems unlikely that their family members would stay the same age as well.
Wrong: in the cartoon version it says 10 years, here they changed in "a long time ago" and the curse doesn't keep the servants from aging! Belle also came to the village as a Baby and she and Maurice would have notice if the people were not aging and kids not growing up, while she and her father were. The curse was set in place more likely 4-5 years before... It was a huge mistake in the animated version and they fix it and there are interviews online about all the things that this version fixed! :D But yes, it's definitely interesting if connected to the animated version! Thank you for the link :D

And I agree with you 100% everything was amazing! I saw some interviews yesterday about how they made the Beast and poor Dan had to act with a body suit of 40 pounds and 10 inches heals... Plus, every 2-3 weeks he had to go in and "act with only his face" to capture the movements and then "copy/paste them" on the Beast in the editing process. Poor thing! #givehimalltheawards

How could it would be to have a scene where - after the party - they're on his balcony and he mentions/quotes something he read in a romance book and Belle looks at him surprised an teases him about it... and he answers with something super sweet and they kiss again... It would be so cute!
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verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on March 30th, 2017 01:30 pm (UTC)
I'm exited to learn what your secret is :D :D

Sorry you have deal with assholes!

Ery-chanerychan86 on April 16th, 2017 08:37 pm (UTC)
I wrote the entry about the secret and it will post on the 18th :D YAY
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~*Suzy Q*~blakmagjick on March 31st, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC)
"and you pretend you're there because you feel like creating!" hahaha

And...I HAVE ALL THE SAME FEELS ABOUT BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!! I can't wait to have it on DVD and watch it every.day.
Ery-chanerychan86 on April 16th, 2017 08:37 pm (UTC)
NINE EXTRA MINUTES ON THE DVD! If it's true I might die! Also Dan Stevens without CGI walking on stilts with the big beast suit!


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mae ♡mimoiikit143 on April 16th, 2017 06:41 pm (UTC)

I loved it. I love Dan Stevens. The part where he transforms from Beast to man gives me so many damn feelings. The hair, the open top button white shirt, the eyes. Mmmmmmmmm, yas. I couldn't believe he was the same weirdo from Legion tbh. Goes to show how being stress affects your features lol.

I also really loved Josh Gad and Luke Evan's scene. My favorite performance from the movie would have to be the Gaston entry at the pub. Josh Gad sounds like the original character so much it's insane!!!!! O.o The entire character ensemble was perfect and I loved the humor here and there.

Sideways on to the people catcalling - I always hate that. I used to enjoy opening my car windows while I'm driving but I don't anymore because of guys in utes catcalling at every damn stop sign. Jesus, it's not a compliment at all - it's annoying. Leave me alone.

Ery-chanerychan86 on April 16th, 2017 08:35 pm (UTC)

Eric is coming home tonight and GUESS WHERE ARE WE GOING TOMORROW? YES! It will be the third time I watch the movie! I totally get the feels... Gee and the way he looks at her being like "OMG... you... love me too?' I want 100000 DVDS of this! And the GREAT thing is: on the DVD we'll get NINE EXTRA MINUTES! N-I-N-E And I am telling you... If there is a scene of them alone in the Castle, both humans, talking about books I MIGHT DIE! They keep saying that Belle, will open to the public the library in the Castle... And I wonder if it's going to be one of the extra scenes! I might scream!

The whole casting was perfect and Josh Gad was like the only possible choice... I can imagine him going for the audition, open his mouth, and all being "YES! It's you, you got it! Let's send everyone else home!"

I have to say I love Dan even in Legion because OMG THE WAY HE LOOKS AT HIS LOVE INTEREST <3 Can you imagine being his wife and see that? OMG! LOL (Sorry dear husband xD) I am watching his whole filmography and he did pretty well... I think leaving Downton Abbey and move to NY was a great thing for him...

I so wish i could react to the catcalling... Like I do in Italy! :(

The secret is almost out... I wrote the entry already and it will post on the 18th... just need some extra days! :D

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