Friday, April 13, 2012

A to Z - Legends and the Lovins Good

Land of the Dead
Three years ago an unknown global phenomenon occurs which causes any recently deceased person with an intact brain to reanimate into a zombie to feed on the living, effectively causing the zombie apocalypse. Today, survivors have set up outposts across the United States, one of these outposts is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where a feudal-like government has taken hold. Bordered on three sides by rivers and on the fourth by an electric fence, the city has become a sanctuary. Fiddler's Green is where the rich and powerful live in luxury, while the rest of the population subsists in pathetic squalor. This doesn’t last long when “Big Daddy” discovers him and the rest of the undead can walk on the riverbed to make it to the city.
What happens next? Watch it. It’s a great zombie flick.


Legend

A cult classic. In a world of unicorns, fairies, goblins, and demons, the Lord of Darkness begs Mother Night for her protection, lamenting his isolation, exiled underground by an unseen force. He senses the presence of two unicorns who safeguard the power of light, and asks his goblin servant, Blix, to find and destroy them. They are to bring him the horns, to create a lasting darkness and ensure that sunshine never returns only to be overthrown by Jack and Princess Lily.
I remember seeing this film, which Stars Tom Cruise, when I was younger and it has always held such a strong hold to my heart.



C.S. Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack", was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist from Belfast, Ireland.

Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends.

In 1956 he married the American writer Joy Davidman, 17 years his junior.

Lewis died three years after his wife, as the result of renal failure. His death came one week before his 65th birthday. Media coverage of his death was minimal; he died on 22 November 1963—the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous author, Aldous Huxley, died.

Lewis's works have been translated into more than 30 languages.



Luna Lovegood
A Ravenclaw student one year younger than Harry. She is described as having straggly, waist-length dirty blond hair and a "permanently surprised look". Rowling has often said that Luna is the "anti-Hermione", as Hermione is "inflexible and logical", as opposed to Luna, who relies on faith. Luna is at first socially isolated at school, but she appears to care little for what others think.
She is a main protagonist in war against the Dark Lord. Luna becomes a member of Dumbledore's Army. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville in the conflict with Death Eaters at the Department of Mysteries. When Death Eaters attack Hogwarts, Luna, Ginny and Neville are the sole D.A. members who answer the call to protect Hogwarts. She returns to school for her sixth year, where she and Neville help Ginny secretly revive the D.A. to oppose Snape's regime as Hogwarts headmaster. She also helps Harry get into Ravenclaw common room. After Harry's apparent death, Luna ends up dueling Bellatrix Lestrange, along with Hermione and Ginny, until Molly Weasley takes over and defeats Bellatrix herself.
Rowling revealed that, after Hogwarts, Luna pursues a career that is "the wizarding equivalent" of a naturalist. She also accepted that some of her father's beliefs were, after all, not so true. She married a fellow naturalist named Rolf, the grandson of Newt Scamander. Luna and Rolf had twin boys, Lorcan and Lysander. After Harry and Ginny are married, they name their daughter Lily Luna.
 Luna "Sexpot" Lovegood. This is taking the name a lil too seriously!

And how about this strange lil picture of Harry and Luna or Daniel and Evanna...



Loki

Or Loptr is a god or jötunn (or both). Loki is the son of Fárbauti and Laufey, and the brother of Helblindi and Býleistr. By the jötunn Angrboða, Loki is the father of Hel, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr. By his wife Sigyn, Loki is the father of Nari or Narfi. And with the stallion Svaðilfari as the father, Loki gave birth—in the form of a mare—to the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. In addition, Loki is referred to as the father of Váli in the Prose Edda.

11 comments:

  1. I want to see Legend now. I get a kick out of doing my own Mystery Science Theater commentaries, and films like this are great material. : )

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  2. I haven't seen land of the Dead yet. Looks good though. If George did it then it should be good!

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  3. It has been forever since I have seen Legend.

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  4. I love all these (especially Lewis), but Luna...she's a real hero in my opinion. She and Neville have to be my favorite characters from the series. The underdogs who fight so bravely.

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  5. Land of the Dead is now on my "to watch" list! Thanks for the recommendation, Danielle! :)

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  6. Luna Lovegood rocks! C.S. Lewis left an excellent body of work. He'll never be forgotten. Great recommending Danielle.

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  7. Love Luna! She's my fav. character. Though that pic of her and Dan is borderline creepy, lol.

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  8. I love Luna, her honesty is one of the greatest things about her!

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  9. Luna was one of the best characters in HP ever!

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  10. I love your L's! Legend is such an awesome movie. Land of the Dead is a good twist on zombies. And Luna!!! One of my fav characters in the HP series. Bravo! :)

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  11. Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 14 days already!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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