11/9/12: Cool Stuff We Found This Week Friday 09 November, 2012
First up this week is an adorable video created by bellacullen728 that features funny moments from various Jennifer Lawrence interviews. This video was posted on YouTube back in December of last year and has received over 500,000 views since then. We love the description that bellacullen728 included with the video and find her last statement to be pretty spot-on!
I discovered Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Winter’s Bone’ and oh boy, she was amazing. No wonder why she has been nominated at the Oscars for Best Lead Actress. Then I learned that she was going to play Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games.’ I’m a big fan of the books so I was thrilled because I think that she’s just perfect for the part. She’s really a great actress. But best of all, while watching interviews of her I discovered that she was also a really funny and down to earth girl. I think that in the next few months she’ll be someone who everyone talks about so I’m glad that I discovered her before all of that.
It’ll be quite some time before we start to see Catching Fire-related merchandise hit store shelves. Fortunately, there are a ton of wonderful fan-made products out there for us to drool over in the meantime, including these adorable Finnick-inspired sugar cube earrings by Tess Richardson, owner of the Tanglethorn shop on Etsy.
These sweet little earrings aren’t really sugar, though they do sparkle in the light. They’re made of crackled quartz, cut into cubes that are just a bit smaller than genuine sugar cubes. This listing is for one pair of earrings. Please note the the earwires are silver-plated, but not sterling silver.
If you listened to Episode 83 on Monday night, you probably heard the beautiful outro music, which was a piano cover of Taylor Swift’s “Eyes Open” by Eugene Goh. Finding Eugene’s video on YouTube led us to discover a couple of other gorgeous pieces of Hunger Games-related music, including this flute cover of “Safe & Sound” by Shazamio. The best part? If you’re a flautist, you can download and print the sheet music here: shazamiosmusic.jimdo.com.
We also found this stunning violin and piano arrangement of Rue’s whistle by 8Amaterasu8. It sounds a lot like “What is a Youth?” from the 1960s film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, which makes sense, since the notes in Rue’s whistle feature prominently in that song (as we pointed out last year on Episode 23).