Monday, 14 May 2012

First Loves Blogfest

Alex J. Cavanaugh’s First Loves Blogfest has to be the hardest blogfest/bloghop I’ve done so far. I mean, my first loves of movie, song/band, book and person? Hard to single out some in that. But let’s give it a bash, who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about me along the way and when you’re done reading here, you can pop over to Alex’s blog and see what first loves others had.

First Movie
There are so many movies that I recall loving. Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas ... I could go on forever. I loved them all. I could recite them all. (Given a few moments, I probably still could when it comes to The Lion King and parts of Beauty and the Beast.)
But the one I recall from my earliest memories is ... The Last Unicorn.
Now I cannot embed the opening scene. So click on the link and dig that song. Brings tears to my eyes now. I must have first watched it when I was real young for all I had were vague memories of “a skeleton that drinks” and “a clock you could walk through”. Along with the unicorn, of course, and a “big red bull”.
Took me years to track it down. So hard when I couldn’t recall what it was called. Thank goodness for the internet. Now it’s also one of my daughter’s favourite movies too.

First Song/Band
First band ... uh. Alright then, first song ... Cat’s in the Cradle!
Really! I’ve old memories of my father singing this to me when I was four: it was just the two of us, we were in the middle of moving house, I didn’t have half my things with me and I was all tucked up in a new bed.
I adore so many others songs from right across the singing spectrum, but only this one can give me that recollection.

First Book
Ah! Seriously. The first book I loved? Um ... oh darn. I’ve read so many and loved them to different degrees. What was the first one I fell for?
Okay, okay. Let’s think through this logically. The first book I recall is a little horse novel called Pony Problem. David Eddings’ Elenium series was a delightful read too, I simply adored Sparhawk and, after a second reading, Talon.
But neither is my first love. That title goes to Dragonflight. I’ve read the book at least five/six times now. That I can remember anyway. I’ve favourite scenes I can darn near pick out by opening the book, so maybe it’s more.
What can I say? I’m addicted to draggies.

First Person
Are we talking an actual real person here? Why that would have to go to the father of my child. I stared at this section for ages and, honestly, I can’t think of anyone else I could possibly love more. ^_^

38 comments:

  1. Perfect choice for person! I've only read one of McCaffrey's books, but it was Dragonflight.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. I love blogfests. Any blogfest.
      Strange when I think I'd no idea what they were only five months ago. But since I made the goal to do one a month, I've been loving them. ^_^

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  2. Very nice, Aldrea! :)

    P.S. Congrats on passing 100!

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    1. What? I passed 100? EEK! When did that happen?

      ^_^ *wriggle*

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  3. Very, very nice. I LOVE that you loved The Last Unicorn. I loved it too and it's impossible to choose between all that Disney greatness, tehe.

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    1. Now there's also Pixar and Dreamworks and anything they collaborate on. Endless I tell you!

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  4. Hi fellow blogfester here. I don't know much about the movie, song/band and book you selected. But I agree about the father figure. Happy Monday!

    The Spinster’s Vow

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    1. Hey, as long as you agree that there are first loves, we're cool.
      Happy Tuesday. ^_^

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  5. THE LAST UNICORN!!! Oh my gosh, I totally forgot about that movie! Was definitely one of my favorites!! Great entry :)

    Have a lovely day!

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    1. I know! I hunted high a low for that movie. Eventually stumbled across it after I'd long given up.
      Isn't that just typical? ^_^

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  6. Ahhh, a Disney girl after my own heart. Must say though that I have never heard of the last unicorn. Could be it never caught on here in Norway. I will have to do some research on that one. Have a great day!

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    1. Never got over my disney love. Honestly, I don't care who it's marketed for, if it's a good movie, I'll watch.

      Just don't ask me to see a horror/thriller flick.

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  7. Great song! And perfect person for your love.

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    1. Yes, he is. My own moody redhead. ^_^

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  8. great list.. disney seems to be the weakness.

    We all love something...right!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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  9. Aww, on first person. Great firsts. I took my nephew to see the Lion King, his first movie, so it remains special to me.

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    1. It was my daughter's first 3D movie. ^_^
      A six year old looks ridiculous in those glasses. They covered most of her face! lol

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  10. Dragons ARE pretty awesome. Unicorns too :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. Yes. I've always wanted to own both. Sadly NZ has a short supply of either.

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  11. I love reading about dragons, too. They're open to so many different interpretations--no two authors seem to approach them in exactly the same way.

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    1. And what's not to love about them? ^_^

      Maybe one day you'll be reading my own interpretation of them.

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  12. Last Unicorn! I just bought that for my daughter on DVD, I did a little happy dance when I found it and everything!

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    1. I did the same thing when we found it! ^_^

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  13. Ah, The Last Unicorn. What a wonderful movie and book. I like your book pick too! Eddings is a genius when it comes to fantasy.

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    1. Oh yes, Eddings was good. Like McCaffrey, I was sad for ages after reading about his death. Fortunately I have their books, so I can still keep their worlds alive every time I read.

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  14. Dragonflight!!! the Last Unicorn! We have very similar tastes. I actually didn't discover Cat's Cradle until my 20's, but I LOVE that song, and Moonshadow, too. Love your last sentence too.

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  15. I just bought the book The Last Unicorn. I adored the movie, so I can't wait to read it. I enjoyed reading about your first love as well. So romantic! :)

    Andrea

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    1. I haven't yet found a copy of The Last Unicorn. I must remember to add it to my 'looking for' list.

      My first love was a first for a lot of things. Date, kiss ... He likes telling people that I was 'perfectly happy to be crazy cat lady with a dozen kitties, then I met him.' ^_^ (I still have five cats. To be fair, one came with him)

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  16. I remember The Last Unicorn. :) That's awesome that you love the father of your child. I think there is always a special bond between parents.

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  17. Hi Aldrea, first time visitor and follower and great to meet you! I know these movies as I watched them with my kids. They love The last Unicorn.

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    1. Hey there, welcome to my controlled insanity.

      Those movies are good. The Last Unicorn is awesome.

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  18. awh I love your first love answer. I've not read those books or seen the films, sounds like you are a real romantic.

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    1. Hmm, I think you might be right. All my stories seem to have more than a dash of romance in them too. ^_^

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