Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. That’s mainly because I’ve been sick 🙁 But I’m more or less all better now, so yay! Namecheap had the $1.99 giveaway a few days ago, and I figured I would take part in it, and got myself a new domain! www.picturemenot.com – my new photoblog!
I decided to expand the “random things around my room” to incorporate random things I find around my house as well, and thought that my VHS (Video) collection would be a great thing to blog about. I chose to talk about the videos because I watched The Lion King in 3D a few days ago, and thought it would be a perfect blog post topic.
As you can see in the above picture, my family and I have a relatively large video (VHS) collection. While most of these are movies that one would watch as a child, such as Diseny movies like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid or Pochahantas, or Warner Brothers movies like Free Willy. Growing up, my sister and I would spend hours just watching all these movies. They really were one of our favorite past times. We used to collect movies from our older cousins, who would pass them down to us, and we’d get them as gifts from our parents as well.
Over the years, we’ve developed quite a large collection! The photography only shows one cupboard of videos – which, I should add, actually have a row of videos in the back as well. They’re special to us, a true reminder of our childhood. While I highly doubt that I would show these videos to my children (on account of the small probability of us actually using video players in the future), there are still very few circumstances I can imagine where any of us would give up these videos.
Can you see it? Sticking out in the above photograph. That’s right! It’s our The Lion King video. Ahh, The Lion King. What an amazing movie! I don’t remember the first time I watched it or anything like that, but I do remember watching it countless times. We used to have a Lion King game as well, alas I don’t know where that is.
We have all three of the Lion King movies, however I think we’d lent the third one to my cousin which is why I couldn’t find it. But pictured above are Lion King 1 and 2.
Now let’s talk about the Lion King. It’s such a great movie. It teaches children about responsibility, family and fighting for what’s right. Did you know that a lot of the names used in the movie are actually swahili words? For example, Simba means lion, Mufasa means old man, Rafiki (the monkey) means friend, Pumba (one of my favorite, might I add) actually means Warthog.
The music in the movie is amazing as well. I know most of the words to the songs 🙂 Which is an accomplishment! My friend and I sang all the songs when we’d gone to watch The Lion King in 3D (much to the dismay of the people sitting around us). Hakuna Matata really means “no worries”. Hakuna means “no”, while Matata means nonsense things that people worry about.
Anyway, the Lion King in 3D. I was scared that it would suck. They were making a 2D flat animation movie into a 3D movie. Without changing anything. Ya, this caused me to wonder if they’d ruin the movie or not… Fortunately, they didn’t! I must say, they did a truly amazing job with the movie, literally making it come to life with the lions jumping out at the screen, the birds flying straight into your face… It was almost magical. Ok, not really, but still.
Things for you to do
1. Check out my photoblog – www.picturemenot.com
2. Join my totally awesome Eureka Squared icon contest
3. Join the Enchant The World contest that Chynna are running
4. Join the awesome The Design contest
5. Check out The IceCaves – they’re completely starting afresh, and always welcoming new members!