Musicflakes: Top 10 Most Played Songs On My 2013 Playlist

1. And The Glory – Handel’s Messiah

2. Viva La Vida – Coldplay

3. The Kill – 30 Seconds To Mars

4. Head, First, Down – Whitley

5. Castle of Glass – Linkin Park

6. Powerless – Linkin Park

7. Hurricane – 30 Seconds To Mars

8. Keep The Streets Empty For Me – Fever Ray

9. Dreams – Cranberries

10. Diamonds – Rihanna

Musicflakes: Words In Songs That Got Me Giggling In 2013

These Are The Words From Songs That Got Me Giggling In 2013:

1. “Use your bum bum damage the area” – Goody Bag (D’Prince)

2. “Now I cast a spell on you, complicate your life” – Loud And Clear (Cranberries)

3. “This is Major Tom to Ground Control, I’m stepping through the door, and I’m floating in a most peculiar way” – Space Oddity (David Bowie)

4. “I don’t wanna brag, but I’ll be the best you ever had” – Tonight (John Legend)

5. “My name is moto-moto, yeah you say it double, say my name girl” – Big and Chunky [Moto Moto] (Will.i.am + Hans Zimmer)

6. “This is love, this is war, it’s insanity, Dementia, you’re driving me crazy” – Dementia (Owl City)

Musicflakes: My Top 10 Words From Songs

These Are The Top 10 Words From Songs That Got Me Thinking In 2013:

“It was you who believed in me” – I Need A Doctor (Dr. Dre + Eminem)

“Don’t wanna let you down but I am hell bound” – Demons (Imagine Dragons)

“And no one knows what it’s like to be hated, to be fated to telling only lies, but my dreams they aren’t as empty as my conscience seems to be” – Behind Blue Eyes (Limp Bizkit)

“For forever I’ll be here” – Keep The Streets Empty For Me (Fever Ray)

“I believe that I can be only the best in whatever I do, guaranteed to take the lead – A Place To Be (Asa)

“The sun will not be here and I know my life has an end; the sun will not be here and questions remain in my head” – Head, First, Down (Whitley)

“We can be heroes just for one day, we can be us, just for one day” – Heroes (David Bowie)

“Don’t worry no I’m not the kind that kiss and tell… look what you wasted” – Armistice (Phoenix)

“The drummer begins to drum,
I don’t know which way I’m going,
I don’t know which way I’ve come” – Till Kingdom Come (Coldplay)

“And you held it all but you were careless to let it fall
You held it all and I was by your side, powerless” – Powerless (Linkin Park).

Top 10 Movies I Saw In 2013.

πŸ™‚ Made a similar post last Christmas eve, “August Rush”, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole” and “I am Number Four” topped that personal list (Top 10 Movies I Saw in 2012 http://wp.me/p2Zzvk-G)

This year, as usual, some of them are quite old but then, it was worth the time πŸ™‚ and more importantly I realised one year has actually gone by.

1. Argo
2. Django Unchained
3. Think Like A Man
4. The Life of Pi
5. The Count Of Monte Cristo
6. Law Abiding Citizen
7. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
8. White House Down
9. Hunger Games
10. Perks of Being a Wallflower

Movie Lyrics: “Valerex: The Same King” (02)

From my script “Valerex: The Same King”; another scene from what I’ve been up to lately… just glad I’m done with it now, finally moving on to another one.

EXT – SEWID FOREST – NIGHT

Jasmine is now riding on the horse with Maxwell sitting behind her. The uncomfortable Jasmine keeps looking to the sky in search of the moon, she doesn’t want to get eaten. Taking her head down from one of her moon-search, she sees a small house not too far ahead.

MAXWELL
The horse is getting tired.

JASMINE
Better the horse than you, your grace. There is a house up ahead.

MAXWELL
A house? We should knock, I need food at least.

JASMINE
We are in Sewid, your grace.

MAXWELL
So?

JASMINE
Majority of Sewidians are witches, certainly the minority are the male folks who then are wizards.

MAXWELL
I am still king here. They won’t dare to attack me.

JASMINE
Not attacking you. You want food, they could poison you.

MAXWELL
We’ll see about that. Hunger will kill me nonetheless.

JASMINE
Poison will kill you faster.

An oddly dressed witch (HDMI) suddenly speaks up beside Maxwell’s horse; Maxwell and Jasmine are startled.

HDMI
You are in my land.

JASMINE
(Pulls a sword at Hdmi)
This whole land belongs to the King…

HDMI
And the last time I slept, the king was a man, not a lady.

Hdmi again speaks up from the front of her house, away from Jasmine and Maxwell.

HDMI
Do you always threaten strangers with your sword?

The surprised Jasmine is dazed and she shakes her head vigorously. She realises Hdmi is now standing in front of the house lined by 20 oddly dressed malnourished servants.

MAXWELL
We are the strangers here and your behaviour is threatening us.

HDMI
It is not my behaviour, it is my nature.

Hdmi’s servants become extremely uncomfortable.

JASMINE
(Whispers to Maxwell)
A witch…

HDMI
…yes, the witch Hdmi of Sewid.

MAXWELL
What is wrong with your people?

One of Hdmi’s servants screams and runs off; another stabs herself and her body vanishes.
Maxwell relaxes and Hdmi tries to understand her servants’ behavior.

MAXWELL
(To Jasmine)
Vampires.

HDMI
(Still thinking)
There is only one creature they fear this way. Certainly it is you… you are of the house of Vera-Stova.

All of Hdmi’s servants run away, bumping into one another. Maxwell ignores them.

MAXWELL
Yes, I am of the house of Vera-Stova. Do you have food?
(Jumps down of the horse and staggers)

HDMI
Certainly I do…

Jasmine joins Maxwell on the ground

MAXWELL
Are you a friend or foe?

HDMI
(Scoffs)
I am a witch of Sewid, not of Azim. I am surely a friend… I could be your aunt if the genealogy was written properly.

Maxwell staggers again and Jasmine holds him.

HDMI
Bring him inside.

Hdmi leads them into her house and they keep Maxwell on the bed. Hdmi takes a deep breath and goes quickly to Maxwell’s side.

HDMI
You are the King of Valerex…

JASMINE
(Snaps in)
Yes, we told you that outside.

HDMI
No, we only ascertained that he is of the house of Vera-Stova.

JASMINE
What difference does it make?

HDMI
It means the king could be his cousin, or brother, or father
(Looks closely at Maxwell)
or uncle… you are Maxwell the nephew of the late King Rexuel.

JASMINE
Yes he is. Your witchcraft is good.

HDMI
No, I am not only a witch, I am a historian. The air around you holds a lot of memories,
(now concentrating on Jasmine)
it is easy to see how life has treated all of us, who we are, who we wish to be; a queen of Valerex, mother of the crown Prince,
(Jasmine is embarrassed)
blood of the wolf and yet daughter of the king slayer.
(Jasmine feels insulted).

MAXWELL
That is enough.

HDMI
(Bows before Maxwell and closes her eyes in meditation)
Live forever O King. Your voice causes the earth to quake; you alone can dim the sun and brighten the stars. You have banished the moon from Tygrix, providing a home for your kind, and your word can dry the ocean.

MAXWELL
I
(Groans in pain)
am not the king that did all that.

HDMI
You are all the same, the very same king of old. You are the same yesterday, today and you alone will reign forever and for another ever.

MAXWELL
But I am not even reigning now…

HDMI
(Opens her eyes)
Yes, I said you will reign. I did not say you are reigning.

Jasmine giggles.

MAXWELL
I need to eat to achieve anything further.

HDMI
Ah yes, food.
(Goes quickly to the door and whistles out for her terrified servants)

MAXWELL
(Whispers to Jasmine)
Do watch her closely. If I die here, make sure no one hears of this tale.

JASMINE
You will not die here

HDMI (V.O)
(To her servants)
Come on, it’s ok. He doesn’t bite. I need help to make supper.

MAXWELL
(To Jasmine)
Just do as I said.

___________***ONE PAGE LATER***_____

EXT – HDMI’S KITCHEN – SAME

Jasmine finds the cooking spot. The pot is still on fire as Hdmi dishes out Maxwell’s food. Hdmi realises Jasmine is approaching.

HDMI
I told him I am his friend, what’s the fear about?

JASMINE
Not fear; I was only wondering why the food is not served yet.

HDMI
I was referring to the king; no one around here cares what you wonder about.

JASMINE
And you know the king is afraid?

HDMI
It is not always common, but yes he is.
(Gives Maxwell’s food to her servants. They reluctantly grab it)

JASMINE
You will help me… I mean, you will help him.

Hdmi urges her servants to go on with delivering the food. They move along slowly.

HDMI
What is your name?

JASMINE
Yet you know I’m the daughter of a king slayer. Ironic.

HDMI
If you were somebody, I would have seen your name.

JASMINE
“If I was a wolf” you mean.

HDMI
Do you need help or not?

INT – HDMI’S HOME – SAME

The two servants enter with caution and drop Maxwell food and water quickly before him and run out. Maxwell sits up and grabs a piece of meat and takes a bite.

MAXWELL
(Calls out)
Jasmine?!

JASMINE (V.O)
I am coming your grace.

MAXWELL
(To himself)
Just to be sure I’m not eating you.

EXT – HDMI’S HOME – SAME

Jasmine is still standing with Hdmi.

HDMI
If you want him to lead Tygrix in a war against his men in Valerex, he will have to become the King of Tygrix.

JASMINE
He will be reluctant. He is losing courage.

HDMI
Then make him king.

JASMINE
That is the help I ask for.

HDMI
You have to kill Crown Prince Iris of Tygrix, death is already upon King Cheryusaxis his father, he is very sick.

JASMINE
I know this. How will I kill him without turning the people against King Maxwell.

HDMI
Oh… that is why you need me then.

Jasmine nods

HDMI (CONT’D)
I will give you the Tanady.

JASMINE
What is that?

HDMI
A portion, just a drop of it will get the job done.

JASMINE
It won’t be easy to poison Prince Iris and go free.

HDMI
All portions are not poisons. The Tanady gives you good options…

________***A LONG LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS***______

JASMINE
Crown Prince Iris should be a man of courage.

HDMI
Yes, from the clan of the wolf too. I’m sure you learnt wolf-hunting from your father.

JASMINE
A little.

MAXWELL (V.O)
Jasmine?!!

JASMINE
Your grace!
(Smiles to Hdmi)
Thank you Hdmi.

HDMI
You know my name is “Hdmi”

JASMINE
Yes, Hdmi.

HDMI
No, “Hdmi”. You pronounce it as if someone hit you on the stomach… Hhhedmeee..

JASMINE
Oh… that’s a very violent name.

Hdmi laughs

HDMI
My mother was hit on the stomach and then I popped out…

JASMINE
(Confused)
Witchcraft?

MAXWELL (V.O)
Miss Rela!

JASMINE
Your grace!
(Hurries into the house)

INT – HDMI’S HOME – SAME

JASMINE
I’m very sorry your grace.

MAXWELL
(Clears his throat)
Have you eaten?

Jasmine shakes her head, “No.”

MAXWELL
Here
(Points at the remaining food)
eat.

Jasmine sits to eat and Hdmi enters

HDMI
Your grace, I should have fed you. I am sorry.

MAXWELL
(Scoffs)
I am not a baby.

HDMI
No, but in your splendour and glory, all things should be done for you.

MAXWELL
I have no splendour and no glory.

HDMI
I understand you are trying not to be proud.

MAXWELL
Is that a bad thing? To be proud?

HDMI
some say it is. But you have every reason to be proud. You will get back your throne. Nothing is impossible.

MAXWELL
Is it possible to prove that one is not proud without being proud? I have to tell you the things I ought to be proud of and yet claim I take no pride in them. Telling you the things I ought to be proud of is an act of pride; you see, I have just told you something that is impossible.

Hdmi is almost dumbfounded.

HDMI
Have you heard of the unknown God? Praises are sang to him, almost similar to how we treat our king.

MAXWELL
There’s a book of him in the palace treasury. Wealthy homes across Valerex should own a copy at least. A lot of words originate from there. Why, do you know this unknown God?

HDMI
Some funny looking foreigners came ranting about him…

MAXWELL
…of recent? Where are they?

HDMI
Buried in my farm.

Jasmine and Maxwell raise their eyebrows.

HDMI (CONT’D)
They said some words to stop me from being a witch.

MAXWELL
Can it be possible to stop you from being a witch?

HDMI
Well, they did say with their God all things are possible, but no, not that day. At least I am still here. You two should sleep, long journey ahead tomorrow.

πŸ™‚ Let me stop here…

Movie Lyrics: “Valerex: The Same King”

Let me give you a bit of what I’ve been up to… just one scene from a script… lol πŸ˜€

From my “Valerex: The Same King”

LYNX
Your highness?

DERA
(Whispers to Callivera)
My Lady, talk first, talk.

CALLIVERA
You, General Lynx in particular, have failed to realise that this family has carried the curse of the land for generations. The killing of the witches of Azim brought this curse upon us and we’ve been kind enough to bear it alone.

LYNX
That was many centuries ago. The lineage has been… “baptised”

CALLIVERA
(Chuckles)
By whom? A man who brought a new religion or just a bloody book of Poems and stories on how we should glorify our king (points at Maxwell). Blood is thicker than water; you can’t purge or dilute a lineage by soaking their bodies in a pool of water.

The people begin to filter in.

LYNX
But surely you are not like them, it means you did not choose that path.

CALLIVERA
Choose? Who said they chose it? I have watched you slay my father, my husband, my brother and believe me, you will not have my son. That trick of yours won’t work today.

Callivera remembers images of the death of Rexuel

CALLIVERA (CONT’D)
Tell us again, Lynx, tell us how you killed my own brother. (Her voice begins to break). From on high you sent fire, sent it down into his bones. You spread a net for his feet and turned him back. You made him desolate and faint all day long.

LYNX
Yes, still, your son is yet another werewolf… a foolish one at that.

CALLIVERA
You’ve declared yourself an enemy to this house, surely you did so long ago. And if an enemy were to insult me, I would endure it, but to talk sour against my Lord, your King, I must put you to shame!
(Squats and looks fiercely at Maxwell; Dera is still holding unto to her)
Maxwell my Lord, let death take our enemies by surprise
(hits her fist on the ground)
Let them go down alive to the grave if they refuse to die
(hits her fist on the ground again).

LYNX
The people…
(points at the crowd)
are united in this.

VOICES FROM THE CROWD
Kill him! KILL HIM!!

Callivera’s door guards are still looking terrified.

CALLIVERA
(Stands to her feet)
AND WHO WILL BE THE NEW KING? HIM? (Points at General Lynx) A plot he has been nursing all along! To put this land into chaos. Confine Maxwell until he gives us an heir.

LYNX
You know that cannot be achieved. We cannot confine a demon.

CALLIVERA
HE’S NOT A DEMON! AND NO MAN SHALL LAY A FINGER ON MY SON!

LYNX
ARCHERS!!!

The archers draw their silver arrows across their bows as the other men pull the ropes in an attempt to get Maxwell to his feet.

LYNX (CONT’D)
We must do what has to be done. Don’t be afraid of her… she can’t stop us. Even if she’s a werewolf too, the next moon is so faraway.

Maxwell refuses to stand; the rope to his neck is strangling him.

CALLIVERA
You belittle me, Lynx.
(Pushes off Dera)
Let me go! No one touches my son!

Callivera runs off towards Lynx who stands his ground giggling and looking at other Generals. One of Callivera’s door guards shoots an arrow towards Callivera but she bends away from it. Lynx and rest of the men bend too and arrow misses everyone.

LYNX
Hold your arrows!

DOOR GUARD
SHE’LL KILL YOU!

Lynx finds the warning amusing but his smile begins to fade when he sees Callivera spin in the air — She had scooped the air with her right hand, the force of which lifted her off the ground, diving for the chest of Lynx. She spins a full circle and we notice her eyes close and open gracefully before she crashes her palms strongly unto the chest of the defenceless Lynx. Lynx falls to the ground and coughs out blood with Callivera sitting over him as a lion would hold down its prey.

CALLIVERA
(Whispers quickly to Lynx)
I told you so; when next I come close to you, you’ll be a dead man.
(Looks sternly at the Palace guards)
DEFEND YOUR KING!

The Palace guards draw their swords and the people begin to flee immediately. There is dust and noise and heavy confusion among the Generals’ army; they are trying to see if Lynx is still alive…

Let me stop here πŸ™‚ Lynx died though, due to his inability to listen to warnings. That door guard that shot at Callivera had seen her earlier pull down her room door and jump an entire staircase without stepping on the steps; he became aware that she’s more powerful than she appears to be.