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Hi.

EXAMS ARE OVERRR. WOOO.

That done, I shall be watching LOTS of films and Youtube. One of the recent ones was entitle Across the Universe- perfect for any Beatles fan. :) One of the characters named Lucy, is wonderful, and I shall be photospamming you with her. :)

 She’s a great activist who fights for what she believes in. A great, strong, independant role model. She also looks amazing.

They wear SUCH rad clothes! (Channeling Rookie Mag: http://rookiemag.com/ )

Okay. onto the Feminism.

Recently, I went to a concert called Chime for Change, co-founded by Beyoncé (Who I ADORE) and I made a video about it, here:

Then there’s the site that allows you to personally help charities, called Catapult, which you should all check out here, although I explain about it in the video more. :) : http://www.catapult.org/

And lastly. Feminism. It rules. Just sayin’.

Oh also, My friend and I are Vlogging Every Day in June, so if you wish to see our faces, go hereeeeee: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTwoEnglishGirls

Sorry for the weird randomness of this post. But I’m happy. And it’s summer. :)

Anna-Marie xx

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Youtube is full of such wonderful treats, and many are inspired by some of my favourite literature- so I thought I’d share them here:

Then there’s the (demi-)godly:

I love Narnia SO MUCH, although ever since reading it Turkish Delight is something horrible….

Then there are some Hunger Games ones….

&:

Lord of the Rings! :)

And lastly, of COURSE, Harry Potter:

— Although this one includes a sexist Ron, so we don’t like it as much as we would if he was a nice person…

Anyway, all of these are from Feast of Fiction on Youtube, and I would definitely recommend you subscribe they make great and delicious recipes! :)

Anna-Marie xx

P.S.

EXAMS ARE OVEEERRR. WOOO.

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Hello.

Now that my GCSEs are over and I have received my results I can start cleaning out all the rubbish, and whilst doing so, I came across a piece of English Language work that I found I was rather proud of. So I thought I would transcribe it here: (It’s an opinion piece on why using animals to benefit humans is wrong.)

It is wrong to kill animals to benefit humans. It’s as simple as that. The use of harmless creatures to help satisfy the vain needs of horrible people is ujnfair. Do the animals have a choice in the matter? No.

Testing beauty products in rats’ eyes is disgusting; seeing how much pain the poor animal is in to judge whether or not the product can be used on customers who only worry about themselves. When there are drug tests on humans, they get a choice ad are made fully aware of the risks. Do we treat animals with the same respect?

Classmates (it was a speech to my peers) I ask you this: What gave us, animals too, the right to decide that an animals life is not worth living/ Isn’t our job to make sure that that is not the case. Animals should have just as many rights as we do.

Would you take away the rights of someone with autism because they are less able than others?No. What’s the difference with us and say, Rabbits? Animals go through the same things as us, hunger, hurt and happiness, merely because they cant articulate their feelings doesn’t mean they have none.

Another point that I would like to draw your attention to is the harsh act of breeding animals just to be slaughtered. In England alone every second 30 creatures are killed. Imagine the terrifying life of the poor, defenceless animal. Normally force-fed and kept in small areas with many others around them, is that humane? How do you think you would feel in their position; only alive because humans believe your body to be useful, or tasty. That’s just awful.

As animals are equal to us , why should we benefit from them unfairly? Would you kill your own neighbour to help your family? Yeah, didn’t think so.

Some of the materials that we use could be sourced from other places, made from different ones, yet we choose to kill animals for their resources. Instead of wearing real fur, you could wear faux fur, which looks and feels just the same. The fact that as a society we are willing to sacrifice creatures for their coats shows us just how superficial we are .

Mankind does not need meat to survive, we did once when our species was still evolving, but now we don’t.  It is so simple to become a vegetarian, which not only means you are healthier but also that you will feel much better about not eating pitiful, maltreated beasts. What could be better than that?

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So there you have it, do bear in mind that I don’t beleive all of what I said, and I do eat meat, it’s just my stance when I wrote this has to be either aggressively for or aggressively against, and so I chose for. Because I am a little bit of a hippy…. Sometimes.

Hope you are all enjoying the end of summer,

Anna-Marie xx

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The Legend of Korra is amazing. I know I’m a little late to jump on the band wagon, but seriouslyu. It’s just SO good. I watched the whole season in a day. So you can probably guess that I’m on holiday and enjoying it rather a lot…..
Anyway, Korra is this Kickass Avatar who I want to be. She has an amazing Polar-Bear-Dog called Naga who is megacool and also tough and cute.

So anyway, firstly I should probably say hello. Long time no see. I think there will be large gaps between some of post presently because I am going to a new school and it may take me a while to settle in. But onto the post. i.e the pictures.

Here are some firstly of Naga, who I wish I could ride. : ( Also, I just want to be an avatar, because I can’t choose between the four elements. If you watch Legend of Korra, what would you want to bend.

Also I love Korra’s outfit. I think she looks great, and so do the other Fire Ferrets, in their cool uniforms. And Korra’s hair. How does it look so GOOD!

 

 

And with that, I shall love you and leave you. : )

If you haven’t checked this out do, also there’s another series called Avatar: The Last airbender which is supposed to be brilliant too, so I know I’m going to be spending some time watching that too. : 0

Hope your having lovely Summers, here is a great video to watch on the Last Days of Summer, which I thought was just lovely:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYn76Mh8UeQ&list=FL9qogPBnJeafxIJJB9gvg5A&index=1&feature=plpp_video

Cheerio, Anna-Marie xx

 

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“My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:

Look on my works, ye mighty and despair”

[Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley]

Recently I fell in love with a brilliant film called Cracks, it’s a strange, atmospheric and beautiful(ly tragic) story of a group of girls in an English Boarding School in the 1930’s.

I just seriously, loved it. The cinema photography was beautiful and the acting superb. It starred Eva Green, Maria Valverde and Juno Temple (who is wonderful).

Here are some pictures all of which make me want to be included in the film and time period, as well as make me want to own ALL OF THE CLOTHES:

 

         

P.S Tumblr is my life now!!! (please ignore the horrendous name, I was trying to make a joke, now I’m stuck with a weird username. http://secretdiaryofajustinbieberlover.tumblr.com/ )

And the Tennis is. Just. Genius. Come on Roger!!!

P.P.S This post was written aaagggesss ago and so may contain content that is now irrelevant, I.e a comment about wimbledon… : (

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So recently, the Hunger Games came out and I went to see it on the day it came out, being a fan of the books.

I did not however enjoy the film, which is sad, but this post is not a review, I simply want to talk about the irritating film audience who totally missed the point of the Hunger Games and all it’s brilliance too!

They all seemed to only be there for either Peeta or Gale and although I have a preference for one of them (I wonder if you guys can guess?) I firmly beleive that the books are about more than just a silly relationship that wont last forever. It is about freedom and bravery, strength, loyalty. It’s about what’s wrong and right, what should be done, and what is normally done, it’s about dominance and power. The books are a struggle and their brutal and horrific, but at the same time, they create some wonderful people who we should be inspired by and think off when we beat something hard, a fear or a bully. It’s really important to remeber that the story is also one of survival. We constantly wonder whether Katniss will survive The Hunger Games (or any of the other books) and if you only take one thought or idea away from watching the film, the I hope it is this.

Fight. Fight for your family, for what you believe and for justice. Don’t live a fearful life full of cowardice and therefore unhappiness.

Life’s not solely about who you marry or love, so don’t make this book or film about that.

Anyway, hope this isn’t too dull or different to what I normally post about. And just in case here is a picture I found which I LOVE. I wish I could look exactly like this model and wear the same clothes…. Oh and on a side note, anyone heard of model Charlotte Free. She’s brilliant, a feminist, pink-hired, non shaving beautiful person. If you haven’t checked her out. Do.

 AAAAH. I just love everything about this picute, here boots, here legs, the colour of her hoodie/jacket. WANT!

Sorry about that, hope you all had alovely Easter,

Anna-Marie xx

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HEY!

Some more inspiration…. And a recipe……

 This is apparently fromt he film the Ice Storm, but I havent seen it. I like it for the hood, which reminds me of my own tartan Red-Riding Hood. : )

 Get ready for some Downton Abbey shots…

 Sybil and Branson are my favourite couple and Sybil is AMAZING too!

 Loook at them all!!! I mean What!!??!

Anyway….. These images aren’t Downtonified…

 I love the Blue dress on the right. And the two black dresses on the bottom. BUT the blue one is the best.

 I love the colour of her dress, it’s a great winter/ Autumn colour full of heat.

So, that’s all from me on the Inspiration front, Sorrry for the lack of activity, it’s all been a bit of a whir.

Here is a great Cookies and Cream Brownie Recipe that is incredibly simple.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a 20cm/8in square baking tin with butter, then line with baking paper with the paper overlapping the sides a little.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. When the butter has melted, remove the pan from the heat and add the grated (or chopped) chocolate. Leave to stand for a few minutes, or until the chocolate melts, and then stir together. Alternatively, you can put the chocolate and butter in a bowl and melt in the microwave in 25-second blasts, stirring well each time.
  3. Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla together in a large bowl until the eggs begin to get light and fluffy. Add the sugar in two additions, whisking between each. Pour it around the side of the egg mix so as not to knock out the air that has been whisked in. Keep whisking until the mixture becomes stiffer. Once the egg mixture is ready, pour the chocolate into it – again around the sides so as not to knock the air out.
  4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and a third of the biscuits and stir until fully combined, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Scatter the remaining biscuits over the top, pressing them in slightly. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25–30 minutes. The middle should be very so slightly gooey. Leave the brownies to cool in the tin – the top will sink and crack a little.
  5. Pull the brownies out using the overlapping paper and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar.

    It’s from here: (oh, and there is a video, showing you how delicious it will be…) http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/cookies_and_cream_fudge_48648

    Love Anna-Marie xx

    P.S I’m on Holiday! : ) oh and R.I.P Whitney. “I will always love you” (Sorry for the cheese….)

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