Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Inkling Explorations Link-Up // October 2015

So… I’m traveling this month, but we can’t skip our Inklings, now can we?? Especially with such a splendid topic! ;)

Which is: A gypsy scene in either literature or film

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And you can probably all guess my choice... Ever After.

Specifically when the prince and Danielle go adventuring and end up joyously hobnobbing with men of the forest—men with stained leather trousers and flying fists and spinning swords and a high sense of humor. 

Men of the forest living under their own code, but recognizing and honoring true fortitude and arch ingenuity and downright courage. 

I won’t tell what they’re arguing about… or what she does… or describe what happens afterwards… but it’s momentous. ;) 

Because it gets better. Much better. 

There’s this entire following scene… which, yes, is a kissy part and soooo sweet! I don’t want to give spoilers—and I shall stick to my resolve—but if you want a little more you’re most warmly welcome to hop over and read my review here

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Finally, since this is such an exciting topic (and there’s such a rich wealth of possibilities in both literature and film) I can’t help myself—I simply have to drop a few tantalizing ideas. First off, there’s always that Certain Famous Scene in a book (and movie) we all know and love: JE by CB. Then there’s Austen’s Emma. I think Scott has some excellent scenes in Guy Mannering (at least, if I’m remembering correctly—it’s been years since I read it, which needs to be remedied). And, of course, there’s always the riveting hold-up of Prince John’s caravan in the Disney animated Robin Hood. :) 

As always, entries are open through the end of the month and remember, you can write as little or as much as you like. Have fun and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!!

(EDIT: I apologize, but I was recently getting spam entries using my previous link system, so I've switched to a different method. Just leave your link in the comments section here and I'll happily update this post with a direct link to your entry!)

Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves @ Hamlette's Soliloquy
"I shouldn't speak to you..." @ Raindrops on Roses & Whiskers on Kittens


1. Post the Inklings button on your sidebar.
2. Do a post on your own blog relating to the month's selection/subject (a literary excerpt as short or as long as you like AND/OR—if specified that month—a screencap from a film with an explanation of how the scene builds/develops the story). Link back here somewhere in your post.
3. Come back here and paste your link in the comments box and I'll add it to the post. Then enjoy visiting and reading everyone else's contributions!

That's all there is to it!

(And note: you can visit here for blog buttons and links for previous months. :))

Up next month: A giving of thanks in poetry or prose


  1. Those gypsies look like pretty cool dudes :)
    JE by CB? Okay, now I'm curious--what IS that? :)

    1. Jessica,
      They are!! And... I've taken so long catching up here, I know you thoroughly worked out the little JE puzzle. ;) Hope school's going well!

  2. I was just wondering if we'd have one of these! I totally am going to do JE by CB -- and I'm going to grab some screenshots from my beloved BBC version with TD (to add to the puzzling acronyms -- sorry, Jessica!)

    1. Okay, so I actually figured out the "JE/CB" thing a few minutes after I posted the comment, but I couldn't go back and say so 'cause I had exams to study for :) So it's okay. But NOW I don't know who "TD" is. So I'm still a bit confused, haha.

    2. Haha! That's funny. Well, I'm glad you figured it out, anyway. My post is up and linked to!

    3. Oh, and TD is Timothy Dalton.

    4. Hamlette,
      Enjoyed your's and Jessica's little dialogue here. :) And yay, I'm so glad you did -- hoping to be over to comment soon!

  3. Ever After was such a fun movie. I'm trying to think of other movies where gypies featured. Complete mental blank at present.

    1. Carol,
      Yes, indeed and thanks so much for commenting -- I'd love to hear if you've thought of something! :)

    2. Carol,
      Oh, one other quick note... the gypsies can be in books, too. ;)

  4. Here's my post! :D

    1. Natalie,
      Yay -- I'm so happy you were able to do it!! I added your link to the post and will comment on your entry ASAP. ;)


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