Monday, April 25, 2016

A to Z Challenge - U


PART 1 - JANE AUSTEN ALPHABET-MR. EDMUND BERTRAM

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Again, still above Darcy although the whole "first cousin" thing tends to creep me out a bit. Although I'm not a big fan of adaptations taking on a life of their own and veering so off course from their originals, I do admit that the 1999 version with Jonny Lee Miller is one of my favorite Austen adaptations ever. When he finally breaks down and admits he loves her...well, it's right up there with Wentworth's letter to Anne (even though they stuck pretty close to Wentworth's letter and Edmund's speech was way out of left field).

Funny how I now think of the show Miranda when I hear the name Edmund...mund...mund, not Edward, but EdMUND!

PART 2 - MY DISNEY COLLECTION-UNUSUALLY LARGE COLLECTIBLES

Obviously, I don't have room for large collectibles, but I've never been known for common sense. Disney sells figures called affectionately "Big Figs" by the community. When they originally came out, they were actually big, now not so much. I have several of the old ones:
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This one they have remade in the newer smaller version, but I have the original:
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And my favorite, what was possibly one of the last true big figs:
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Despite my dislike of the new versions...I tend call them Big Figs 0.2 (since they are half or less size), I still have couple of them too, but since they are portable, I usually alternate them at work. Right now, the Oswald is at home holding up my Mickey Ears Santa Hat:
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And my Merlin and Archimedes is at work.

There are other large items I own that aren't statues, the biggest of which is this:
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Maleficent's Dragon is a strange thing to keep by one's bed, but I find it quite comforting...almost like it's my protector! I have a large plush of both Donald and Stitch, but one of my biggest regrets was not getting the super-massive Donald plush they used to sell at Disney World. Every year I would keep saying, "I'll get it next year" (because it was quite expensive), but I never did and they eventually stopped selling it. It was almost five feet tall and probably just about as wide. I would DEFINITELY have no room for that, but it still haunts me to this day.

Then there is my one and only hanging tapestry, a gift from my sister many Disney trips ago:
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Due to its long occupied spot taking up a chunk of wall, it will soon be put away for safe keeping and this is where my Jasmine Becket-Griffith wall will be. Granted unlimited space (and funds), there would probably be no limit to the size of collectibles I shall buy!

7 comments:

Tiffstitch said...

Nice use of "u" in your Disney collection and I hate having regrets like that.

Bea said...

Love the Main Street trolley and the castle. Those kind of regrets always hang around - dumb things!

Heather said...

Ooo awesome tapestry! I didn't know they sold that! Cool collectibles all around I love the Maleficent ears on her ;)

Linda said...

I love all of your large collectibles Keiley.

Linda

Vickie said...

That castle and tapestry is amazing!!!! So jealous!!!! Johnny Miller is the best!!!!!

Justine said...

I love the castle and your huge protector! The tapestry is a great collectors' item.

Kate N said...

The tapestry is so gorgeous :)