& the slipper still fits

Snow?! 5 scene that'll make you forget it's October

Did you hear it on the news dear reader? They're saying this is Nor'easter. And its not even Halloween yet! And since this freakish weather has me down in the dumps (If you haven't been with us long, I hate snow. With a passion. It's only good on Christmas Eve.), I've decided to bundle myself up in my favorite warm blanket, put on some hot coco and watch a little drama. And in a desperate attempt to find joy in this snow-trastrophy, I'm counting down my top 5 snow scenes in a costume drama.

5. Opening and Closing of Frankenstein
Despite the weather and foolishness going on outside, it is still Halloween season. And what better movie to mix both than Frankenstein? (It makes me start to think snow is appropriate on Halloween -- oh wait...) Frankenstein opens and closed with Victor Frankenstein scouring the North Pole for his creature. My fingers already feel numb just thinking about it.

4. Kiss Scene in Angel
Have you seen this scene? Well, now you have(assuming you watched the youtube video above) and don't you feel much happier about snow fall? The movie may be pretty horrible, but Michael Fassbender tries valiantly to save it and turns in a pretty stellar kiss mid-movie.
3. Your first look at Narnia
Admit is dear reader, if snow has to fall, it could at least look like the winter wonderland from Narnia while it does. And don't you wish you could go out in it with limited clothing on and a nice warm red scarf too? 

2. Final moments of Pride and Prejudice 1995
In many classic novels, marriages take place in the spring -- a complimentary allusion to renewal and fresh beginning, but in the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice Darcy and Elizabeth get married with snow all around. (And I can get cheesy here too - the snow would represent the purity of their love and the honesty they will share.) Even though it looks freezing, everyone is so cheerful about Lizzy and Jane's marriages that they don't even feel the cold.  

1. "Look back at me," North and South

I don't even have to type an explanation, do I?I hope I made your little snow day a little more cheery. I sure did mine!

Once Upon A Time

Did you catch Once Upon A Time last night dear reader? After thinking that the football was going to bulldoze over it for three hours and then finding out I was looking at the wrong channel, I did! Overall, I found the pilot interesting, entertaining, and just the right amount of fairytale.

You all know I'm horrible at general summaries, so I've found this just  for you: http://youtu.be/tcC85eDG6EI

Now, if you want my short version with SPOILERS (highlight to see): Prince Charming saves Snow White. The Evil Queen isn't dead, despite best efforts, and at their wedding she visits and says a horrible curse will befall the whole land because she's the only one without a happy ending. Freaked out and lots pregnant (months later), Snow White makes the Prince take her to see Rumpelstiltskin. In exchange for the name of Snow White's daughter, Rumplekins tells them what the curse will do. He also tells them that their child will have the power to free them all from the curse. Freaked out even more, Snow White calls a meeting of the council (which is a whole bunch of our favorite fairy tale characters); at the meeting, the blue fairy gives Snow a huge log -- enchanted! -- and says that if made into a wardrobe it can transport 1 person to Narnia safety. Snow and Prince Charming have an angsty moment, and then ask Gepetto to make the wardrobe. The curse comes, Snow White has the baby, the baby escapes in the wardrobe, and Prince Charming...kinda dies...before the curse overtakes them all. Enter the real world 28 years later, 28 year old, bounty hunter Emma and her 10 year old son, Henry, who she gave up for adoption. Her son knows the truth about the cursed town called Storybooke, and he comes to find Emma because as Snow White's daughter she's the only one who can help. After taking the boy back to Storybrooke, meeting his evil step mom, and seeing that the town is certainly strange, Emma decides to stay a little longer and figure out what Henry is talking about.
Now I'm a fairytale girl, so the chances of me not enjoying Once Upon A Time were slim, and within the first 10 minutes...those chances went to none. For a pilot we transitioned well between the fairytale world and the real world and got a clean background story for the rest of the season. And while the fairy tales will, of course, be a key factor in the whole series, the whimsical way they are addressed in the real world is a refreshing retelling of our favorite classics.

But above all, I'm adoring the cast. Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison are fantastic as Snow White and Emma and already have a chemistry that will be wonderful to see developed on screen. Likewise, I expected less out of Josh Dallas who plays Prince Charming, but was happily surprised to find him quite wonderful and...charming.

Based on the 1 hour yesterday, I would absolutely tune in next Sunday. Based on the preview for next Sunday, I'm confused. It seems we're going to learn how all the fairytale characters -- who are now locked in Storybrooke Maine and need Emma to save them -- became the fairytale heroes we know and love. Not like I won't adore this, but I was a little more invested in whole break the curse, modern storyline. Let's hope the balanced division of fairy story and modern mystery stays intacted.

I leave you only with 2 questions. One, why is Snow White the new top fairytale princess? And two, why are all my favorite shows set in Maine?

Dashboard Confessions

I'm sure you've slightly noticed, dear reader, that I've been a little quieter here on Rusty the last few months. After August, I just can't seem to get back on track. October was supposed to be that for me, but now that we're a week in,  I'm beginning to wonder where that idea has gone to. And I don't want to do what I used to and just go silent for a few months, so I'm little you in just a little bit more to my real-life word. Please don't think of them as excuses, more like explanations.

With fall and daylight quickly fading every day, my motivation seems to fly completely out the window. I'm worse than an older person, I'm the person who goes to bed at 8:30 on a Friday night. Ouch that was embarrassing to admit.

Add to that more hours at work -- which I'm super happy with -- and a new website to design for hire, I'm more than a little strapped for time. And lets not even talk about how I've not worked on the novel seriously for the last few months. I feel like its time for a priority evaluation. Maybe even a little redefinition.

What you're asking, right dear reader, is what does this mean for me? Well, it means that you should look for posts twice a week. It also means that at least 1 of those posts will be about a costume drama or in reference to one. Anything Period will still operate like its has been, and you can still catch me on twitter anytime you want. (Facebook, however, has gone goodbye.)

I'm not meaning to hold you up today, dears; just to give you a little info to take and do with what you will. <3