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Bowled Over by Liebster

Jet Li Collection - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 05:30

I am so bowled over. I just found out yesterday that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award. I’m flabbergasted. I’ve never been nominated for anything in my life. It’s such a thrill to have someone else acknowledge my writing. My confidence is definitely boosted. I owe all this gratitude to the one who nominated me: Pigspittle at http://magoo45.wordpress.com/. Go check it out.

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From what I understand, here’s how it goes for the Liebster Award:

(the following section from Pigspittle)

The Liebster is (typically) awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog and unite a community of bloggers. The rules of the competition are as follows:

  • The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them. (check — see above)
  • Provide 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you
  • Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions!

 

 

Facts about Me:

I love the band One Direction.

My favorite animals are wolves, dolphins, and horses.

I’m a secret science-fiction/fantasy geek. I still love Star Trek. My fave is The Next Generation series. I had a crush on Captain Picard.

Cameras are my best friends. Love taking pictures.

I have a thing for trees. I admire them for all their natural qualities and they’re pretty awesome.

I am a Hillbilly Buckeye. I was born in Ohio and grew up in West Virginia. But, now I live in New York state. What does that make me now? A Hillbilly Buckeye Empire stater. Sounds kooky.

I love Jet Li and Jean Claude VanDamme movies.

My favorite tv show is The Walking Dead. I have a crush on Daryl Dixon/Norm Reedus.

I still love stuffed animals. I have a puppy and Sponge Bob on my desk right now.

I always rock some jams when I write poetry.

Moons, stars, and rainbows are my favorite symbols and designs.

 

 

My answers to my nominator‘s questions:

If you could live in any historical period, what would it be and why?

 I think I would go with the 60s. I’d always imagine my life as a hippie. Flower Power. Peace

 

Where is your favorite place to write/blog?

Oftentimes I blog/write on my computer at home, but other times I get the urge to grab a notebook and go for a walk.

 

Who has influenced your life the most and how?

 I would have to say my immediate family: my boyfriend and three kids.

 

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

Well, I do have to get up and wake up the kids for school. But, the main reason is writing my blog and other projects.

 

How do you get past writer’s block?

I, usually, go do something else like the dishes or watch a short program. It seems to shake up the juices and frees the snag keeping the words in.

 

What do you want to be doing in five years?

I still expect to be writing my blogs. I also want to be writing books,poetry, plays, and some freelance writing. On top of that, I’m going to do photography. Maybe even do a gallery showing.

 

How much time do you spend writing/blogging each day?

My guesstimate is 4 to 5 hours a day. I’d like to do more.

 

For what are you most grateful?

I’m grateful for my ability to think, sense, and imagine.

 

If you could give someone you love a gift, what would it be?

If I had the money, I would give my boyfriend new dental implants.

 

Who is your favorite fictional character and why?

 Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Well, obviously, she could kick ass and she always had a witty comeback for any situation. I just love , underneath all that, she is still just a girl trying to figure it out. Like we all have in this world.  

 

What song makes you want to dance?

I Want to Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me by Whitney Houston.

 

 

My nominees:

Writing & Stuff

Witty or Not, Here I Come

The Shape of Y    

My 500 Words A Day    

Michael LaFleur

 

Note: I plan on updating with the remainder of my nominations.

 

 

Questions to Nominees:

What was the best moment of your life?

How did you become a writer/blogger?

Who’s on your music player when you write?

If you could make one wish come true, what would it be?

What one place in the world would you choose to live?

If someone showed up on your doorstep and offered you a suitcase full of money to never write/blog for the rest of your life, what would you do?

If you could only have one creative outlet, what would it be?

If you could go anywhere in time, where would you go?

What song transports you back to childhood?

Where does your blogging dreams take you in ten years?

If your life were a tv show, what would it be?

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Dojo Tribute: Korean Martial Arts

jackiechan compiled - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 03:39

Dojo Tribute:

Korean Martial Arts

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Courtesy of  kicks02.deviantart.com and Slco.org

The Directors and fight choreographers of Golden Harvest Studios were never afraid to venture outside of Chinese Martial Arts in many of their movies. Using innovation and being visionary Golden Harvest was able to capitalize on this strength in many of their projects. Director Huang Feng ,an incredible writer, producer, and a man with a keen eye for talent leads the list in using martial arts of Korean origin as the vehicles for some of his films. He directed Angela Mao in some of her best early films and her performance and talent led to her “Queen of Kung fu” status among many fans. Some of the best known and popular movies that Huang Feng used Korean martial arts (and Korean martial artists) in are Hapkido and When TaeKwondo Strikes. Although Golden Harvest was not the only kung fu movie studios to use Korean Martial Arts or Korean super kickers, the studio certainly put some of these arts on the minds of Kung Fu film fans and showed an appreciation for the deadly and graceful Korean Arts. As mentioned before Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, and Angela Mao all received rank in Hapkido and were sent to train in Korea. Thanks to the efforts of Golden Harvest and Huang Feng Kung Fu movie fans were able to witness the beauty of Taekwondo and Hapkido as well as get introduced to such legends as Ji Han Jae, Whang Ing Sik, and the great Jhoon Rhee. The Film Fan Dojo wishes to thank Golden Harvest, Huang Feng and the great Korean Martial Arts and martial artists that contributed to our love of the martial arts film.

General Taekwondo Information

http://www.barrel.net/history.php

 

 

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Film making through cultures (Part I)

jackiechan compiled - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 03:25

By Sam Kench

Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonThere are many countries in the world that have their own film industry, but many American kids have only seen a few if any foreign films. There is nothing at all wrong with American movies, but only ever viewing American movies stops people from experiencing the full gamut of styles, tones, and even emotions that the medium of film has to offer.

the killerThe movies a country produces represents the country itself. Different countries focus on different genres of film, and the chosen genre of film can say a lot about how people from that country think. It can show what people find entertaining, what they are conditioned to accept, and it can demonstrate how one culture differs from another.

hard boiledThere are handful of countries that can be used to demonstrate just how different of a movie a culture can produce. China, England, France, South Korea, Taiwan, and India all have different niches and styles.

heroThere was a time when China dominated the world with their Hong Kong action cinema. Although China produces films from all genres, their niche is action movies. Martial arts films and shoot ‘em ups headed by the likes of people such as Bruce Lee, Chow Yun Fat, and Jackie Chan. Chinese action films became known as the best in the world and the country has been since associated with this genre. The films can aim for entertainment and intensity in films such as “Hard Boiled or The Killer, or they can aim for Poetic beauty in films such as “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or “Hero. The action films made in China would become refined to the point of art. Director John Woo choreographed such elaborate shootouts that his films became known as “Bullet Ballets” or “Bullet Operas” because of the complexity of the action. It grew to the point where a gunfight could say something poetic.

I Saw the DevilTaiwan is a country that eventually grew itself a name in action films. Actions films from Taiwan developed their own specific style. Taiwanese action films have a sense of humor that is very specific to the country and you can tell a film is from Taiwan based purely on directing style. The direction of Taiwanese films has not developed much beyond the old customs of 80’s cinema. Most film industries are still accepting of slow motion, but instant replays are a thing of the past in most countries. Taiwan however still embraces instant replays. Taiwanese action films aim to show you something cool and let you enjoy it, rather than being concerned with telling a deep story.

OldboyDifferent countries focus on different genres. While a country like China or Taiwan focuses on action films as its priority, France focuses on a different genre. France also produces its share of action films, but France has a particular penchant for romance and drama films. Countries can do films in all genres but they tend to zero in on one in particular. China does action, France does romance and drama, England does crime and mystery, Japan and Australia do horror, etc. etc.

Sympathy for Mr. VengeanceSometimes you can tell which country a film comes from based on how they tell the story. Take South Korea and England for example. South Korean films tend to tell incredibly emotional stories with heavy poetic elements. South Korean films such as I Saw the Devil, “Oldboy, and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance tell their stories visually. These films have very little dialogue and the stories are propelled by the striking images that they present to the audience. A great deal of effort and creativity is put into the composition of every shot.

Films coming from England tend to rely on dialogue to tell the story rather than the visuals. Both work perfectly fine for the stories they are trying to tell, but the point is that they are different. The culture of a country influences the media it produces. (More to come on films from England in Part II)

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It's a Girl for Kerry Washington (People Magazine )

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The Expendables 3 (2014) Official Movie Trailer [HD] Coming August 2014 USA

Jet Li Collection - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:07
the expendables 3 film stallone, statham, gibson, dir patrick hughes, creighton rothenberger, jet li,coming to theatres 15 aug 2014 usa

the expendables 3 film stallone, statham, gibson, dir patrick hughes, creighton rothenberger, jet li,coming to theatres 15 aug 2014 usa

the expendables 3 film stallone, statham, gibson, dir patrick hughes, creighton rothenberger, jet li,coming to theatres 15 aug 2014 usa

Patrick Hughes III - Director Red Hill 2010 The Expendables 3 - August 2014 Sly Stallone igc entertainment canada linda randall

Patrick Hughes III – Director Red Hill 2010 The Expendables 3 – August 2014 Sly Stallone igc entertainment canada linda randall


Patrick Hughes III – Director Red Hill 2010 The Expendables 3 – August 2014 Sly Stallone igc entertainment canada linda randall

the idea girl says

we have quite a few new actors in this one.

Barney Ross
Lee Christmas (characters)

New to the group
Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson,Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, Ronda Rousey, Natalie Burn,Robert Davi,Glen Powell, Sarai Givaty, Victor Ortiz,Lisbeth Olofsson, Velizar Binev,Thomas Canestraro,Slavi Slavov,Harry Anichkin,Tzvetislav Samardjiev,Anton Poriazov,

yt notes

The third installment of the action-adventure franchise that follows the exploits of Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, and their associates. Directed by Patrick Hughes, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Patrick Hughes III - Director Red Hill 2010 The Expendables 3 - August 2014 Sly Stallone

Jet Li Collection - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:55
Patrick Hughes III - Director Red Hill 2010 The Expendables 3 - August 2014 Sly Stallone igc entertainment canada linda randall

Patrick Hughes III – Director Red Hill 2010 The Expendables 3 – August 2014 Sly Stallone igc entertainment canada linda randall

 

 

Patrick Hughes III – Director Red Hill 2010 The Expendables 3 – August 2014 Sly Stallone igc entertainment canada linda randall

 

the expendables 3 film stallone, statham, gibson, dir patrick hughes, creighton rothenberger, jet li,coming to theatres 15 aug 2014 usa

the expendables 3 film stallone, statham, gibson, dir patrick hughes, creighton rothenberger, jet li,coming to theatres 15 aug 2014 usa

 

the expendables 3 film stallone, statham, gibson, dir patrick hughes, creighton rothenberger, jet li,coming to theatres 15 aug 2014 usa

 

 

the idea girl says

 

i just found expendables 3 following me on Twitter!

 

thanks for the heads up!

 

Can’t wait to see this new film, I LOVED #1, and #2 – The Expendables.

 

quote from blog

The Expendables 3 (2014) Action | Adventure | Thriller  -  15 August 2014 (USA) Not yet released (voting begins after release)

 

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks … See full summary »

 

Director:

Patrick Hughes Writers:

Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay), 3 more credits » Stars:

Sylvester StalloneJason StathamJet Li | read full cast info here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2333784/ director writer patrick hughes red hill 2010 (ryan kwanten, steve bisley, tommy lewis) Expendables 3 aug 2014 igc entertainment canada linda randall

director writer patrick hughes red hill 2010 (ryan kwanten, steve bisley, tommy lewis) Expendables 3 aug 2014 igc entertainment canada linda randall

 

 

director writer patrick hughes red hill 2010 (ryan kwanten, steve bisley, tommy lewis) Expendables 3 aug 2014 igc entertainment canada linda randall

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Shakira's baby likes travelling (newkerala)

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Chris Brown to spend birthday behind bars (newkerala)

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