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13 December 2005 @ 08:32 pm
This is my tradition: when wrapping Christmas gifts, I watch A Little Princess*. I just do. And it always makes me weepy. PMS (or rather, MMS) makes it all the more keen.

But, gifts still to be wrapped, my weepy-movie over, what is a girl to do? 'Timeline' seemed apt. I tried watching it once before and found it, well, unwatchable. Still, thought I, Billy Connolly, Gerard Butler, horses, swords, jousts and battle? Give it another shot. I entered mid-battle. There was a trebuchet. Even had I not seen the trebuchet, I would have known it was there. Why, you may ask? Because people kept shouting 'TREBUCHET!!!!!!!' pretty much nonstop for about four or five minutes. Honestly. Even when it wasn't launching fiery doom. At one point, after wrapping a package of Thai Lime Cashews, I turned to my kitty and shouted, 'TREBUCHET!!!' It was echoed moments later on the TV screen. What up with all the Trebuchet Shouting?

* I know they changed it radically from the book. I know this. I do not care. The movie is lovely.
Scoutcretey on December 14th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
I tried watching Timeline once for the same reasons you mention. Alas, I did not get very far at all.
ALLYSAURUS!: By the lake on Naboosarcastic_kitty on December 14th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
I love that movie. It's so much fun.
Fjordhopper: x-mass dakotafjordhopper on December 14th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
I've never seen "A Little Princess," I will have to check it out!
My christmas wrapping tradition is to listen to the CD recording of Patrick Stewart's one man show where he reads/performs "A Christmas Carol."
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on December 14th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
My favorite version of The Little Princess is from 1986. It was a UK version that played on TV in 3 or 4 parts. That story always makes me weepy..
Kerry: rag friendsscreamingdolai on December 14th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
I see that we are both right on time, with you in the lead, as usual.

Ah, the spirits are battling inside us again.*

*I hope you read the appropriate book to get that*