So went to bed around 7am as I've been doing lately because I CAN, and was woken up at 9 by the sounds of my mum getting overly excited with the two little babies that our neighbour brought round to visit. So her happy squeals of joy woke me up and when I wake up I cant go back to sleep. To top it off for some strange reason I had the Little Mermaid songs playing over and over in my head for absolutely no reason. I mean I wake up, go arrrrgh, and then Look at this stuff, isnt it neat? Wouldnt you think my collections complete? ...I mean wtf? Where did THAT come from. And it didnt stop. I mean yeah I love the film to bits and like the songs, but theres a time and a god damn place for my brain to do that. NOT when I've just woken up.
I'd like to touch more on the books from yesterday. Mainly because one of the series I'm reading, first book called Game of Thrones by George R R Martin, is being made into a tv mini series on HBO. Its an awesome book series, very original, very gritty, very unforgiving. The only problem with it is the author is moving at a slugs pace in releasing these books. The tv series starts next year sometime. They've cast everyone and already filming. You can find pictures of the actors dressed as the characters and a short trailer which shows one of the characters played by Sean Bean who I totally love. He's been in so many awesome things. Amazing actor. So yeah, keep an eye out for it. Maybe it'll get you into the books.
A different series of books that was made into a tv show was Legend of the Seeker by Terry Goodkind. I'll admit I'm not really a fan of his books and this certain series, from what I'm told, isnt really that good. But the tv series changed a few things and I really enjoyed it. The actors they put in were great, I mean nothing they said sounded forced or anything. The action scenes were excellent, the budget for the magic effects was pretty good too. Theres 2 seasons worth before the story ends. Totally recommend you give this one a shot. Basically if you watch the first episode which is sorta 2 in 1 I think, and you enjoy it, then you'll love the rest.
Getting back to the Little Mermaid, I really wish the blury would come out already. Wont see it for another year or two thanks to useless disney. But if anyone got the collectors edition DVD they would of seen the bonus that disney made from the story of The Little Matchstick girl. It has a few different titles I think, but thats pretty much it. Its one of my all time favourite Hans Christian Anderson stories, the same guy who wrote the Little Mermaid (slightly different to disneys version, ie ending was NOT happy), and I was floored when I found out disney animated this story into a short video as a bonus. I mean wow. They really did it well too. They didnt hold back and make it super happy or anything, and the animation is fluid and lovely. These stories were originally written for kids. I mean I kinda grew up reading them. Probably explains my broken brain and love for horror. But yeah, heres the thing uploaded to youtube. Its not as smooth and colourful as it is on the dvd, but this is good enough. I really hope they put this on the bluray too.