Friday, July 22, 2011

What Disney Movie Made You Cry?

What Disney animated movie made you cry?

And what about it brought the water works?

For me, I think almost all of them have made me cry at some point or another, but one that brought that tightness to my chest and a lump in my throat was Tangled. Watching her work so hard, encounter so many obstacles and push through them even though she really didn't know how, all to experience a dream of hers. When she finally got to the water and watched in amazement the lights floating overhead, that grabbed my heart and tugged.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday: Who's Your Favorite

YA Highway is hosting a road trip today and I happened to stumble across it. If you'd like to "stumble" across it, here's the link.

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

So, here's the question: 

Who are your favorite literary villains/antagonists, and why?

First off, while I think of my answer and slush through the many villains/antagonists in my mind who have tricked me into liking them and then made me want to spit fire at them, I'll tell you the kind of villains that really scream EVIL. The tricky ones. The ones who make you, as a reader, not sure if you love them or hate them. The ones who confuse you just enough to cause you to be indecisive about who they really are and then BAM they've gone and done a dastardly deed when you just thought you were beginning to trust them. 

My Favorite literary villains/antagonists are:

CAMERON BRIEL (Cam) from Fallen by Lauren Kate




DAMON SALVATORE from Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith

Both confused me as I read, watching their characters in my mind show strength, resilience, craftiness and hints of what could look like love. Then, the curtain was lifted and in one hugely selfish deed, I got to see them for who they really are: Villains! To me, that's a true villain, one you don't even see coming!

What about you? Who's your favorite villain?



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