Archive | August 2014

The Saddle Club

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Yesterday, I saw the last episode of the series Saddle club. I’ve been watching it on and off for a while now. I’m not sure which season I like the most… I mean, all have some better and some worse episodes. Though if I really had to choose, I’d probably pick the part where Dorothee is. Which means the first part of season 2. But I prefer the actors from season 3. At least for the saddle club girls. And I like Simon. He livened things up. 

On the other hand, I was kinda missing Red and Kristie from the last season. Though Trouble the donkey more than made up for them. And Jack wasn’t bad either. 

So, what is the series about anyway? 

It is about three girls who love horses and form a club together. During the series they encounter different problems, be it Veronika, the annoying rich girls or some problems between them. 

Each season has a strong ending, and most of the episodes are pretty interesting. If I remember correctly, I only skipped one episode. And that was because that one didn’t interest me. 

Sure the show is ment for kids, but it is pretty decent. It’s definitely watchable even if you’re not a kid. On the other hand, the books it is based on, are pretty terrible. I gave up after not even a full chlapter. If I were to say what it was like, I’ll qoute my mom: “It’s a badly written horse-riding guide.”

And I agree with that.

The books are not worth it, but the series ain’t bad. 

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So, the main characters are Carrole, Stevie and Lisa. The main antagonist (who sometimes does the right thing) is Veronica and then there are some of the more minor characters. In the first series it’s Red, Kristie, Melanie and Ashley as well as Phill (NOT COULSON :D). In second series, we gain Dorothee for the first half and some other characters make repeated appearance. 

And finally, in the last season, apart from the cast being completely new, we have no Ashley, but gain Jenn as well as Trouble the donkey. We also switch Red for Jack and gain Dezi during the season. 

Oh, and for Thor maniacs, in one of the episodes (I think it’s in the second season), young Chris Hemsworth plays a new vet. Well, young… Younger. But it’s interesting. You can recognize him for his eyes and lips, but other than that, he looks completely different. And has short hair!

So, if you’re into horses, this is a pretty decent thing, even though it has girls as pretty much every important character. I’m not much for things where main characters are girls, but this one is not that bad. Though if they did a version where the main characters are guys… Or out right a gay version, I’d be watching it in a heartbeat!

See ya!

~AnnElfwind

Writing and visitors

(Originally written on 18. 8. 2014)

Hi, 

today my aunt Hana and my cousin’t daugter Eliška came to stay with us for a few days. They came around noon and then Eliška started to cuddle the cat. During that time, I tried to help solve a problem or two with my aunt’s tablet. Sadly, most of the stuff couldn’t be resolved, but at least, we managed to right the game that was displayed upside down. 

Me and Eliška also played some Magic the Gathering with the packs I have. I have several and we switched them around a lot, except the one main one, that is only mine and nobody’s else! I will never let anyone else handle that one, as I spent a lot of time putting it together, and even now, from time to time, I swap cards round in it.

Okay, then my aunt Majka came and the “adults” went into the forest. Me and Eliška stayed home and we played some computer games and also some more Magic. And then the others were back and we decided to grill something. Like cheese. And so we did. And it was deilicious!

 

Also, when the evening came, I decided it was time to start writing again. So first I wrote part of the DragonOrder chronicles, that will never be published anywhere and then I opened the file with the Eagle of Hogwarts and started writing. I don’t have any idea where I’m going with the story, but it will lead somewhere, for sure! 

Okay, that’s probably it.

 

~AnnElfwind

A funny thing happened on the way to Thor’s hammer

(Originally written on 2. 8. 2014)

I just couldn’t resist writing about this. It was pure chance I stumbled across the description of this short movie, well, Marvel One shot. So, I read the description and my first decision was to ignore it, but then, I got really into the Agents of SHIELD and I really like Coulson so I decided to look into it. And it turns out that this little Marvel One Shot is just a four minute short movie about Coulson on his way to Thor’s hammer. And on his way, he stops at this gas station and while he’s in there, it is assaulted by robbers. So he deals with them and it’s all just SO funny! 

So, I was thinking of actually embedding the video, but decided that no. I had to find it the hard way, so you have to do the same. Just know that it’s worth it. 

And it has great music! 

And it has Phil in it! 

Go and find it and watch it. And when you do, come back and tell me what you think about it. 

 

Oh, and yes, I know this is mainly pointless post, but I just had to write it!

 

~AnnElfwind

BBC’s Sherlock: The Blind Banker

(Written on 30. 7. 2014)

I just finished the second episode of this epic TV Series. And while it may be a bit hard to describe, I really did enjoy it. That is, apart from the “circus” scene, which was a bit boring. 

So, the gist of it is that Sherlock is hired to check some bank security or something as there was a message left in yellow paint. This leads to three serial murders in which the first two look like suicides – at first. But only to the detective inspector, who in this episode isn’t Lestrade and whose name I didn’t catch. So Sherlock sees through it and declares it murderes and then tries to decode the messages, which leads them to the circus and some weird chinese organization – Black lotus or something, that smugle things and sell them. 

This organization lost one of their items and are trying to get it back. In the end, they kidnap John thinking he’s Sherlock. And Sherlock decodes the message with the usage of the right book and then goes to save John’s but, who in turn saves the life of the girl being held hostage with him. 

And it all ends with them finding the item in question and revealing it’s value to the girl who it has been given to by one of the people who were murdered. 

Lastly there is this scene with the boss of the organization who is on video chat with – obviously – Moriarty, even though it’s not explicitly said or anything. She says she will not reveil his identity and he agrees she wont and then she’s shot – probably by a sniper of some kind.

 

And that’s the end of the episode. 

I have to say I enjoyed it, even though the first one was better. Somehow lighter and funnier. I’m gonna be watching the rest soon, but probably not right now, I like to have a bit of time between the episodes, and in the meantime watch SHIELD or something similar. 

As for SHIELD, I will probably not write about it. Or, if I will, it will not be detailing every single episode, as I’m already on episode 12 or something like that. I might write something about it when I’m donen with it, but I’m not making any promises. 

 

Well, there is one promise I will make, annd that’s that I will post here more often. And if I have nothing to write, I will at least post some of the photos I have in my folder that are yet to be published. 

See ya soon!

 

~AnnElfwind

BBC’s Sherlock: A Study in Pink

(Written on 29. 7. 2014)

Yesterday I started watching BBC’s Sherlock. For second time, but last time, I only got as far as the first episode of second season. So I’m watching it all again and will continue with all seasons. The first episode was the Study in Pink. I saw both versions. The “unaired pilot epiosde” and the actual episode that is like 80 minutes long.

It all starts with John moving in with Sherlock and then they are dragged into a case of serial suicides that are actually murders.

It all starts with Lestrade informing them (Sherlock) of another of the murders and they then follow him to the crime scene where Sherlock does his deduction thing and after that leaves in search of a pink suitcase. After that he texts John who is in the meantime kidnapped by Mycroft.

And after saying it will be dangerous, John comes and they end up chasing a taxi through London. Of course that doesn’t go that well, even though they do catch it. The one thing it does solve is John’s psychosomatic (did I spell that right?) limp. After that, Lestrade barges in on a drug search or something and they end up tracking the victim’s phonne.

Sherlock then walks out and gets into this cab that is driven by the murderer. They end up in some place with long tables (I think they said something about it being a college or something similar). There, Sherlock faces of with the murderer in a game. Two pills, one kills and the other does nothing. And only the cabbie knows which is which. It’s up to Sherlock to chose, but it’s interrupted by John at the last moment, as he shots the cabbie.

Whith his last breath, the cabbie reveals the name of the mastermind behind the crime, even though it was the cabbie who did it. The mastermind’s name is Moriarty.

After that Lestrade arrives and Sherlock realizes that it was John who shot the cabbie and the two of them leave while laughing.

Before they can leave completely, they are intercepted by Mycroft, who is Sherlock’s brother and the two Holmses argue a bit. After that the episode ends with Sherlock adn John leaving. Probably in the direction of 221 B Baker Street.

This episode is good. I like it a lot. I think it’s one of the lighter ones, but I can’t really judge as I only saw a few so far.

I will post updates on all the episodes as I see them.

I also promise to write more. I don’t like how I’m not adding anything and therefore I will write more. I don’t know how often I will add something, but I will, I promise. I will never abandon this site for good.

~AnnElfwind

A weekend with relatives

(Written on 29. 7. 2014)

It’s been a while since I’ve written anyhting here… Last weekend I was visiting my relatives in Sedlnice. We went by bus and arrived around lunch time. Of course the bus only goes to Nový Jičín so we had to take another bus to Borovec and the last part we went on foot. Mother recieved a call from one of her brothers on the way and she was chatting about a third of the way. Then we arrived and were greeted by the dog Fido. 

After that we went into the house and said “Hi” to my grandma. We chatted for a bit and then Eliška came together with a friend of hers – Natka. And of course, they wanted to play on my laptop. So I let them and was there with them and in the end we were taking turns playing Minecraft. We created an amazing underground house with a lot of stuff. It was a bit crazy but fun non the less. After that Natka went home and Eliška wanted to try Playing Mount and Blade and that’s where everything went to Hell. 

Well, not really the first day, that was kinda okay. 

So I taught her how to play it and was partly watching and partly going upstairs and checking what the rest of them were doing, which was playing cards. 

In the end Eliška went home (next door) too and I had my laptop just for myself. I was playing as well – Mount and Blade and while I was at it, I was listening to the fourth Mission Impossible movie – the Ghost Protocol. And I love that movie. Mainly because it has Jeremy Renner in it. 

And then I finally went to bed. 

 

The next day was not cool at all. I mean sure, I had the laptop for myself for about half an hour in the morninng before Eliška came, but then it went south. She basically kicked me out and was playing Mount and Blade almost the whole day. So I had like… nothing to do. Mainly because I didn’t know what to draw and the book I had with me was boring. I mean, yeah, it’s the last part of the Inheritance cycle, but still… It’s so boringly written… 

So I was on the balcony for a while just staring in the space and then I retreated to the room I slept in and just lay there on the bed and for several hours I did nothing but stare on the ceiling. 

It was only when evening came that I finally woke from my lethargy. And that’s because a gigantic storm came. I love storms and I just had to get a better look. I spent some time outside in the rain and then upstairs having fun because my grandmother is really afraid of thunderstorms. And without any actuall reason too! So… I mean, there’s nothing scarry about storms! It’s just Thor having a bad day!

 

As for the last day – monday, I woke early as well. So, in the morning I had the laptop for myself. Then, of course, Eliška kicked me out again so I had to go and find something else to do. I didn’t want to jsut stare at the ceiling again so I stole a pack of cards and made a card house. Well, card tower. 

At first, it was just the regular card house, but then it keeled over and I had to start again so I went with circular base and made my way up and ended up with a nice little tower. I just have to bring my camera next time I do something like that, because the only photo I have is taken with my crappy phone. 

Anyway, I’m adding it anyway. 

 

After the cardtower it was almost time to go so we went and packed our stuff and then my cousin Katka drove us to the bus station in Nový Jičín and there we waited for Student Agency bus to take us back to Brno. 

On the way I was listening to music and for the first time in a while, I took out my laptop and was reading stories. It was nice. 

And then we came to Brno and it was raining and I was really happy about that! Because I just love rain. It got pretty bad when we came. So bad I had to close the window. Not because it was cold, but because the rain was coming in and it soaked my stuff I had laying on the window sill. Not cool at all! But it’s dry now so it’s fine. Sure, some of it is a bit wrinkeled, but it’s okay, it survived! 

 

And what about you guys? Did you have a nice weekend? I hope you did. 

Oh, and if you did, tell me. Also, tell me if you like my card tower. And please excuse the poor quality of the photo. :)

 

~AnnElfwind

“Day two”: A room with a view

(Written on 20. 6. 2014)

 

So, again, a post related to the writing 101 on dailypost.wordpress.com. 

This time the task is to write about a place you want to be in. 

So, where would I want to go? 

That’s easy. The worlds I dream about. The worlds that center around the organization of DragonOrder I made up and it’s home-world. The ShadowRealm. The city of CrowHaven and the NightmareCastle. But alas, as this place only exists in my imagination, I cannot go there physically. On the other hand, I can retreat there anytime I want whenever and wherever I’m. 

I would like to tell you more about the DO, but I will not. that thing is my and mine only. And noone will ever know what exactly it is. I will give you something though. The organization’s main goal is to unify the time flow of every world there is, which is an impossible task seeing as there are new worlds created every second and some of them dissapear. 

However, a world is anchored once a time anchor is established. The only exception is when an alternative to an already existing world appears. When that happens and the DO’s agents enter, the previous one will vanish. 

 

However, to tell you more about the DO’s headquarters. Well, not really the castle that is the HQ, but the world. There are dragons there. The most endangered species. The Silver-eyes-black-dragons. More comonly known as silver eyes. 

There are not many of them left. However, they call the Shadow Realm their home and will help to defend it if needed.

 

What more do you want to know? I want to be there. 

It is the place of my dreams and maybe, I will be there one day, in some different life. I would like that. 

What do you think? Will I ever get there? 

I hope I will…

 

~AnnElfwind