six new unbroken clips!

I love this collage! @inklingspress

AKA ‘Prelude To Dying From Excessive Amounts Of Feelings’.


Ashley and I are going to be all “We’re gonna die out here!”  And our parents/siblings are going to be all “You’re not dying!!!”


Anywho.  SIX. NEW. CLIPS.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR MONTHS.  Now, I’m not naive.  They’ve probably chopped parts out of the already small clips, but it’s wayyyy better than nothing.  I’m just saying that we’ll have to wait until the movie comes out to see the scenes in their full glory.  Probably.  From what I can see, this film is going to be visually stunning.  Each clip was a pleasure to watch, just from an aesthetic point of view.  Lemme give you my thoughts on each clip…

  • ‘Pete Sees Louie Off’ (note to self: it’s LouiE, not LouiS) – Um.  Already, I’m crying.  And speechless.  And completely loaded down with the sheer amazingness of what this film’s going to be.  Without Pete, there wouldn’t be a story, and I LOVE how his and Louie’s relationship shines through in this little snippet.  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
  • ‘Berlin Olympics’ – This post is going to end up sounding like a broken record.  Again, I’m completely blown away by these clips.  The way it flips back and forth between Louie racing and the Zamperinis listening in on the radio made me smile.  Pete’s little “C’mon, Louie” and everyone speaking Italian and Louise half-crying…GAH.  Why did they have to cut it off???
  • ‘Flag Down A Passing Plane’ – Intense.  So. Intense.  I don’t know if my brain is going to be able to handle this movie.  The plane!  The sharks!  The water!  EVERYTHING!
  • ‘The Bird’ – Miyavi is amazing as the Bird.  I mean, he captured the twisted personality and evil/wrong presence of the Bird perfectly.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.  He’s that good.  The way he kind of smiles when he says “Look at me” is…wow.  Chill-worthy, in a creepy way.
  • ‘Japanese Radio Men’ – This is the clip that really struck me with how visual this movie is.  The camera angles, the lighting, the glimpse of prisoners being marched away through a smudged window…I love the style of Unbroken already.  Again, Miyavi/the Bird is chilling and slightly insane and I’m cringing just thinking of everything that comes after this.  Including Louie’s letter home because I know I’m going to be majorly crying.
  • ‘Beat Their Captors’ – Two words: John Fitzgerald.  He’s got to be in my top three favorite characters (although picking favorite characters is extremely hard when it comes to Unbroken) and he’s awesome in this clip.  Quiet encouragement and just….I have endless amounts of admiration for Fitzgerald.  He did pretty much anything he had to so that the other prisoners would be safe (safer?) and in the end, when the camp was liberated, he refused to leave until all the sick POWs had been taken out.  Refused to leave.  I mean.  I just.  HOW HUGE IS THAT?

If you need me, I’ll just be an incoherent puddle of tears.



my CURRENT feels triggers: eva

So, awhile back, I posted about feels triggers. (as did Eowyn and Jane)  Those things I posted about still give me feels on a regular basis, but I’m always gaining new fandoms, latching onto new things, so what gives me major attacks of feels one day may not influence me so much the next.  Anyway, I’m going to talk about the things that currently have me all semi-depressed and feelsy on a regular basis. (I don’t know if Eowyn or Jane’ll be doing these posts as well – I just put my name in the post title so you wouldn’t have to wait till the very end of the post to figure out who exactly’s writing :))

  • Combat! – FEEEEEEEEEELS.  EVERYWHERE.  Ugh.  There’s too much I could say about this show and I won’t dump all that on you, but I’ll just say…be warned.  Don’t even think about watching any episodes unless you’re absolutely sure you want the whole thing to break your heart and crush your soul.  It’s not all doom and depression and hopelessness, but there’s enough to make a ‘sad is happy for deep people’ person, well, happy.  I recommend watching ‘Hills Are For Heroes’, ‘The Hostages’, ‘Glow Against The Sky’, ‘Bridgehead’, and ‘Survival’ if you want to enter the…interesting world of Combat! feels. (at least for starters)  And if you want happiness, watch ‘The Town That Went Away’, ‘The Party’, and ‘The Prisoner’.  Simple as that.
  • Unbroken – As Eowyn and I have discussed, ‘feels’ is too petty of a word to describe what I feel toward Unbroken.  For one thing, it’s a true story.  An amazing true story about, among other things, how God can work behind-the-scenes and turn a life around for His glory.  From what I’ve heard of the film, Angelina Jolie barely touched on Louis’ conversion, which I think is a crying shame.  If he hadn’t gotten saved, there wouldn’t be a story.  So read the book before you watch the film.  But, again, be warned.  It will consume your EVERYTHING. (check out my review of Unbroken here)
  • Songs In The Night (series) – Oh, man.  This series is just…amazing and intense and practically perfect in every way.  I’ve read it several times (in the middle of re-reading it right now) and it never gets old.  I’ve got the stories memorized (basically), I know the characters so well that they’re almost like close friends, and the stupid thing never fails to make me cry.  REALLY cry.  Several times.  I CAN’T EVEN WITH THESE BOOKS.  No-one besides my mom has read all three (and she read them a pretty long time ago), so I kind of feel like it’s my own, personal little thing that I don’t want anyone else to discover.  Does that make sense?  Probably not, but it’s how I feel. (check out my review of the second book, His Watchful Eye, here)
  • Saints And Soldiers – I key-smashed about all my feels for this movie in my review, so I won’t reiterate all of that.  Short version: this film is near perfection for a fangirl – super feelsy, awesome characters, interesting story.  If you’re a fan of war movies, you’ll love it.
  • WWII In General – That’s how I roll these days.  Everyone else is freaking out over Mockingjay Part 1 and I’m just sitting here with my super-obscure fandoms and no-one to share The Feelz with. *sigh* (not that I mind all THAT much)


P.S. Eowyn and I have decided between ourselves to make the ‘the awesomeness that is…’ posts a semi-regular thing.  Both guy and girl characters if at all possible.  Just a little news flash there 🙂

you’ve got to watch this new trailer for unbroken

Eva and I agree that we’re both going to die after watching this film – maybe even while watching it.

My personal favorite parts are all of the new shots and Louis’s line, “So do you think there’s some kind of grand plan?” (Which could indicate that the amazing conversations that went on while Phil and Louis were on the raft will be INCLUDED!!!)