Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Disney Songs and Reckless Characters!

Have you ever been listening to a song and a certain character pops into your head, and you're like "I could totally see *character's name* being like this at a time in their life" because I've been like that lately. I was listening to The Little Mermaid soundtrack when a certain king popped into my head. So, just for fun, I decided to make a list of Disney songs that remind me of characters from Cornelia Funke's Reckless Series (did you really think I'd blog about a different book series?? really???) 

I only did this for five characters, and they're not even the *main* characters, but still! Maybe I'll find songs for more characters later! 

Belle (Reprise) from Beauty and the Beast - John Reckless.

I was torn between this one and Jack's Lament from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I'm not a huge fan of John, but I can empathize with his desire to escape from a mundane life and "want adventure in the great wide somewhere." I, however, can't like him because of his abandonment of his family. I was basically abandoned by my father, and it's not cool, John. Not cool. 

Mine, Mine, Mine from Pocahontas - Evenaugh Valiant.

This one is a little more humorous, but I can definitely see the greedy dwarf having all of these people breaking their backs working for him while he reaps all the rewards and riches and gives them nothing. He's also so dramatic I can hear him saying "I'd help you to dig, boys, but I've got this crick in me spine."

Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid - Kami'en.

We all know that Kami'en has always been fascinated with humans and humans weapons/things. So, this one just fits him so well. I can imagine a young Kami'en (before he took over the world) wanting so much to be above ground and wanting "to know what the people know. Ask them my questions and get some answers."

Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid - Hentzau.

 I literally laughed while typing this song and his name in the same sentence. In all seriousness, though, no one can tell me that a younger Hentzau was not trying his damndest to convince Kami'en that "the Human World. It's a mess." (< that's true on both sides of the Mirror.) 

Just Around the Riverbend from Pocahontas - the Dark Fairy.

Ugh, I love her so much. Can you not see the Dark Fairy's sisters telling her she needs to stay on their little island and do as all the other fairies are doing and do what's expected of her? I'm sorry, but you can't contain someone as wonderfully wild and vibrant as the Dark Fairy. You can tell her to forget her dreams, but she's going to be looking into the Fairy Lake and asking "is all my dreaming at an end? Or do you still wait for me Dream-giver...just around the riverbend?" 

Aaaand as a bonus 

God Help the Outcasts from the Hunchback of Notre Dame - The Black Prince (from CF's Inkheart Trilogy)

The Black Prince is such a selfless character. He set my standards high in high school as to what kind of guy I wanted to date (which could be why I'm still single because no one is ever going to be that amazing of a human being...or come with a tame bear.) I cannot even tell you how amazing this guy is. Go read the books if you haven't. You'll see.

"I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I
God help the outcasts
The poor and down trod"

 ^^ This whole section sums him up. The whole SONG basically could be written by him. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I'd love to see what songs you would pair to some of your favorite book characters! 


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Day 28. Thank YOU. RECKLESS: The Petrified Flesh

Thank you guys so, so much for keeping up with the 28 Days of Reckless: The Petrified Flesh. Even though work has been crazy (and I've gotten a little behind on a day or two), I've had a lot of fun doing this. So, to everyone who read my posts, retweeted them, and <3'd them on Twitter -  Thank you. You are great. Hopefully I was able to convince at least one person to read the books. If you haven't read the book, you were probably confused while reading some of these. So, go read the book and be un-confused!  I love you all. As always I'll post the links under the cover to the places you can learn about the Reckless Series and purchase the first book on Amazon.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Day 27. Z is for Zealous. RECKLESS: The Petrified Flesh

Z is for Zealous

These last 3 letters have been seriously difficult. So, I decided to talk about my zealousness for this series. I know that I can be a bit overbearing with my love for the books, but guys... this series has been such a happy place for me. It's gotten me through so much, and I'm so grateful for the world that Cornelia Funke created. So I most definitely can be overzealous about it. I'd like to take this sentence and thank Nikki for listening to all of the Hentzau chapters in the audio books.(Even if Nikki is a John Reckless fan. :P) Anyway. I'll save me thank you for the rest of you who have been keeping up with these posts of the last month. 


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Day 26. Y is for Yesterday. RECKLESS: The Petrified Flesh.

Y is for Yesterday

I literally have nothing for this post. I decided to drop off one of the most popular highlights in the first book, though. I'd talk about the chapter labeled "DREAMS" because it's gorgeous, but you guys already know that I love the Dark Fairy and Kami'en and that they're my OTP FOREEEEEVER. So, I'll drop this lovely line from "Dreams" aka chapter 22 in TPF

"Neither Goyl nor men lived long enough to understand that yesterday was born of tomorrow, just as tomorrow was born of yesterday." -  Cornelia Funke, RECKLESS: The Petrified Flesh.

Day 25. X. RECKLESS: The Petrified Flesh.

Sorry I'm late on my posts. I work retail so weekends are super crazy for me. Plus, I've been sick, so I just haven't gotten around to posting these.


X is a seriously hard letter to fin a word to go with. So, I decided to do it like Roman Numerals kind of thing and talk about Chapter 10 in the book. In chapter 10, the reader really gets to see the relationship/closeness of the two main characters in the series and also learn their backstory. Fox and Jacob have such good chemistry in the Reckless series, and for the first time, you get to see Fox in her human skin instead of the fur of the vixen. In this chapter, Jacob makes a decision to go seek help from the one person he swore he'd never go back to and it sets a lot of things into motion.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Day 24. W is for Will Reckless. RECKLESS: The Petrified Flesh

W is for Will Reckless

Will Reckless is one of our main characters and Jacob's brother. Where Jacob is more hard and lives up to his last name, Will is calm and gentle. That is until the Jade takes over his skin. The calmness and kindness that makes Will who he is becomes shadowed by the rage that lurks under every Goyl's stone skin. He's the fiercest Goyl/Man-Goyl and lives up to the myth that every Goyl child grows up hearing.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 23. V is for Valiant. RECKLESS: The Petrified Flesh

Evenaugh Valiant is the character I see most vividly in my head from the Reckless Series. I hate that I actually like him because you can't trust him - at all. His allegiance is strictly to himself and what's going to benefit him. Dwarves in general aren't very fond of humans, but Jacob and Valiant have a very tense history, and their dislike for each other is very present in TPF, I'm really curious to see if he'll be more of a friend or foe for the rest of the series.