Halloween for some is an opportunity to become other than what is normal. Enjoy these images for your inspiration and Happy Boo-ing.
The lines and interesting angles of these designs have me in awe.
Image by Maia Flore (www.maiaflore.com)
Do you have a ‘bucket list’?Are you often thinking “one day I would love to…..”? Perhaps you say things like…”if only I had the time I would ….”. Write those wishes and dreams down. Think how you could make them into reality. Consider making a feasible strategy. This is your life and Gods favor is with you. Trust Him in your prayers to bring goodness and happiness your way and meditate on your visions and dreams. And when you see a dandelion…don’t forget to make a wish!
psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which you shalt go; I will guide you with mine eye.
philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Lisbeth Salander …. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
I strongly recommend that you read this trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Even if you don’t consider yourself an avid reader these books will keep you totally captured in a mysterious crime story and the disturbing yet exciting world of Lisbeth Salander. Each book builds from the previous; each is frightening, sexy, morose, and nail bitingly intense. Take my word and the word of 50 million others who’ve been spellbound by this saga..you won’t believe how FIERCE this story is! Read on…
The story is set in Stockholm and the plot is gripping…. Mikhail Blömkvist is a journalist hired by a millionaire, Mr. Henrik Vangar, who wants to finally know what happened to his great-niece, Harriet, who disappeared 40 years ago. Soon Mikhail discovers her disappearance is not a single event, but rather linked to series of gruesome murders. He now crosses paths with Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker, an asocial punk and a young woman driven by her vindictiveness.The novels have been Swedish produced movies ( Niels Arden Oplev directed the first and Daniel Alfredson directed the latter 2). I’ve seen them all. Hollywood has some big shoes to fill because these productions are authentic, well-edited, well cast, and BELIEVABLE (something Hollywood has trouble with at times). If you don’t mind reading subtitles you should definitely watch these. PLEASE read the books first..movies can never capture the imaginative and detailed prose of a narrative. You become very intimate with Lisbeth and her Mikhail Blömkvist (I won’t tell anymore than that).
Below are the Swedish movie trailer links:
Above is Noomi Rapace [the original Dragon Girl]. She is on her way to making a mark in Hollywood as she will be in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with Robert Downey Jr. When asked if it bothers her that Hollywood is remaking the film, she replied, ” I let things go..don’t look into the past. I’ve done my part”. Her depiction of Salander was so innate and true that I have a hard time seeing her “normal”..she BECAME Lisbeth Salander.
Pictured below is Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. Can she match or exceed Noomi? I worry that Rooney was made a little tooooo ugly and she is a little tooooo tiny of a person to be believable in the scenes where strength comes into play.But she has some help with an all-star cast; the vigorous and handsome Daniel Craig as Mikhail Blömkvist, Christopher Plummer as Henrik Vangar, and Robin Wright as Erika Berger.
Below are the U.S movie trailer links:
Do yourself a favor and be informed, the fashion fallout from this film will be huge. It’s already happening. Take H&M for example: Trish Summerville, who created the outfits worn by the character Lisbeth Salander has created a new line based on that look. “Gothy and Gritty” they call it and it’s going to hit 175 stores worldwide Dec. 14, a week before the movie’s release date.
As for the soundtrack, you will see Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails working a film score with Atticus Ross as he did in David Fincher’s previous hit, The Social Network. Led Zepplin’s “immigrant song” will be an opening feature which was recorded by Reznor and Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
Sometimes there are so many people trying to give you advice and instructions that you just want to scream SHUT UP! already. There are times when the only answer to our frustrations can be found by our own determination to FIGURE IT OUT.