tarotgal: (No H8- Jack/Everyone)
CJ: "People gotta change."

Indy: "They always do. Worlds change. Rulars change. Even beliefs change."

CJ: "Yeah? How?"

Indy: "Sometimes a natural disaster. Sometimes just a very wise person. A very evil person can change things. But, most of all, wars."

CJ: "I don't want a war. I want change to come 'cause it's right and everyone knows it's right."

You and me both, CJ.

This one's from one of my absolute favorite Indy episodes, The Mystery of the Blues. Apart from the one where Indy gets sick and feverish, I think I watched this one more than any other. I cannot get enough of fanboy!Indy. He's SO adorable when he's fanboying. I was SO relieved to see that they kept the Harrison Ford bookends. I'm still miffed at their taking out the Old Indy parts of other episodes, so I was worried they would do the same for this one. But how can you cut Harrison Ford out of anything, right? I was also startled to see someone I thought was a young Forest Whitaker. Turns out it's Forest's little brother, Damon Whitaker. They look SO alike though. And Piano Man was one of my favorites in Sid's band when I was younger. He's got such a great smile.


Aug. 22nd, 2017 09:17 pm
tarotgal: (Eh? Numb3rs)
More wisdom from the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Reminds me of the current situation...

Indiana Jones: "It's just not fair."

Arnold Toynbee: "It's not about fairness. It's about power and greed."

Indy: "Well then why did we fight in the war? Why did so many people die? Are you saying that it was all for nothing?"

Arnold: "No. No war is for nothing. But when it's over it turns out to be something quite different from what was believed at the start. And the result is never intended to be what it is."

Again, I haven't been able to figure out if this was adapted or taken from any of the real Toynbee's actual writings (I have never read all of A Study of History). It seems like the sort of thing he might say though.

This is one of my favorite episodes (partly because Ned makes an appearance in this one, partly because it's such an interesting glimpse of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. Just watching the treatment of the German delegation instantly allowed teenage!me to understand how inevitable WWII was.

Awesome bonus: the actor playing Ho Chi Minh is a handsome, young Alec Mapa! I recognized him right away! I'm sure this must have been the first thing I ever saw him in though (way back in 1993). I must have watched this episode a dozen times or more.


Aug. 10th, 2017 08:17 pm
tarotgal: (Wembley)
"There are all kinds of ways of life in this world. One is not right, one is not wrong. Understanding others, we can accept them. And through acceptance comes a peaceful world."
~Bronislaw Malinowski in Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye

Just one of those formative quotes from my youth I'm glad to remember right now :-) I wish I knew if that was an actual quotation of his or just something the script writers came up with, but I can't find anything like it attributed to him in quotation databases. Either way, they're good words. Let's all imagine each other more complexly, like the Vlogbrothers say.
tarotgal: (Hamilton- Men Silhouetted)
He knows exactly what we all needed to hear tonight.

My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers
We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger;
We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.

~Lin-Manuel Miranda's Sonnet from the Tony Awards
tarotgal: (Compassion- Spuffy)
“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
~ Howard Thurman

Book Quote

Mar. 11th, 2012 05:48 pm
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
"Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it's an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day."
~Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Feb. 17th, 2012 08:04 pm
tarotgal: (Default)
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
~John Irving


Feb. 25th, 2011 12:49 am
tarotgal: (Writing- heartbeat)
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
~Anais Nin


Jun. 5th, 2010 08:20 am
tarotgal: (Default)
I've been itching to start drawing lately. [livejournal.com profile] melydia posted this site on Twitter: http://bit.ly/apo0Ud
And it totally made me jealous.

And I finally got around to going through Leonardo's Notebooks by Leonardo da Vinci & Edited by H. Anna Suh that I took out of the library.

I love da Vinci and this was great insight into the way his mind worked as well as into what appeals to me most. I found myself drawn much more to the landscapes, buildings, and objects. So many more straight lines and definitive strokes compared to the curve-filled portraits and action-filled battle scenes. What was interesting was also the commands in the written notes he left himself. Things like "The air must be full of arrows in every direction, some shooting upwards, some falling, some flying level." and "The light must be arranged in accordance with the natural conditions under which you wish to represent your figures...." He puts a few "might"s in there as well, but there are a ton of "must"s.

Anyway, these two quotes jumped out at me from a writer's standpoint:

"The painter who draws merely by practice and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror whichh copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence."

"Of studying in the dark, when you wake, or in bed before you go to sleep: I myself have proved it to be of no small use, when in bed in the dark, to recall in fancy the external details of forms previously studied, or other noteworthy things conceived by subtle spectulation; and this is certainly an admirable exercise, and useful for impressing things on the memory."

This one is also great for lazy people like me:
"He who sufferes time to slip away and does not grow in virtue: the more one thinks about him the sadder one becomes.
No man has a capacity for virtue who sacrifices honor for gain. Fortune is powerless to help one who does not exert himself."
tarotgal: (Wolf)
"Fear is the most powerful enemy of reason."
~Al Gore in The Assault on Reason
tarotgal: (Faerie)
Thsi was on a faerie plaque in a catalog I got in the mail today. I think it might just be my favorite quote ever now. If I could cross stitch worth a damn, I'm put it on a sampler and frame it on my wall :-)

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

According to Yahoo, that quote was in Hitch, but it seems to be attributed everywhere to Anonymous. That Anonymous. He always thinks up the best, quotable lines! heehee
tarotgal: (Ioan reads F4)
Dr. Doom: You've made yourself a deadly enemy here today! *exits scene*
Iron Man: But I don't want a deadly enemy!
The Thing: Eh, you get used to it.

tarotgal: (Writing- heartbeat)
"Since then I've learned that you have to figure out the ending first. And then work backwards. Cause if you don't know where you're going, you can't get there."
-Andrew Fleming in audio commentary for 'Threesome'

(talking about the ending he wrote post-production that seemed better than the others though still not perfect)

Perhaps this is my problem with writing. Most of the time I don't know exactly where I'm going.
tarotgal: (Got Kink?)
OMG, I'm cracking up. Much needed, let me tell you. So I'm re-watching Bear Cub (which is a kickass film about "bears") and the commentary is being done by the main actor José Luis García Pérez and a woman named Pascal (I think) who... I'm actually not entirely sure who she is yet. The intro went a little too quickly. Maybe she's just there to prompt him for the commentary, who knows?

ANYWAY, it's just after the opening scene and Pedro (Jose's character) is cleaning up. He cleans up the cig butts and empty glasses, and he puts the porno mags in a drawer and slides the cock rings in after them, and the commentary goes something like this:

Jose: Well, I suppose you need an explication of... *laughs*
Pascal: *laughs* Yes, explain that.
Jose: Okay, this is things that you use to enjoy yourself having sex. *pauses as Pedro onscreen picks up used condoms* Having a lot of sex.
Pascal: These are specialize to bears, things or?
Jose: No, no, no. I use it, too.
Pascal: Oh, you use it too?
Jose: Of course, of course.
Pascal: Oh explain that...
Jose: No, c'mon no.

LMAO, seriously. He's so adorable and good-natured I can't stand it. Makes me wonder what commentary for pornos would be like. Probably a hell of a lot more interesting than listening to the actual dialogue/film.
tarotgal: (Self Esteem Angel)
The moment a person finds his voice is the moment his life takes on grace.
~Story in Lady in the Water
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
"Why do we read? We read to know we are not alone."
~C. S. Lewis
tarotgal: (Thanksgiving)
"If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice."
~Meister Eckhart

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
tarotgal: (HL- Legends)
"Much like the Highlander, there can be only one."
~Stephen Colbert on his report tonight, talking about which Thomas Jefferson is the right one

Squeee! Stephen Colbert knows Highlander! :-)
tarotgal: (Amused- Shane)
I'm coding an article at work about a poet(named Henri Coulette) who passed on, written by one of his former students. And the student quoted this from the poet's epigram "The Whole Story":
In Camelot, King Arthur came a lot,
With two queens, Guinevere and Lancelot.

I cracked up (softly, as I'm at work).
tarotgal: (Fred the Bibliophiliac)
"A life without stories would be no life at all. And stories bound us, did they not, one to another, the living to the dead, people to animals, people to the land?"
~Alexander McCall Smith


Contents of this journal include: sneeze fetish references and lots of hurt/comfort, short fics and/or WIPS, everything from gen and het to slash and femslash, everything from G to NC-17, random ramblings about my life and fandom obsessions.

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