Saturday, May 6, 2017

IT'S PARTY TIME

Break out your Sherwood green and your bows and arrows, peeps, because we're doing this.


Yes, indeed.  The day has come.  Some of you may remember that once upon a time I asked if y'all would go for a Robin Hood blog party at some point.  Years rolled by (well, nearly two), and now, lo and behold, out of the blue, I have decided that I am going to host a Robin Hood blog party after all!  

But not just for my own personal RH love, the BBC version -- no, no.  Magnanimous soul that I am, I shall be opening this up to all versions of Robin Hood!  

I know these are not all the versions.  Hush. 

The low-down:
~ The party will be held May 23-28, 2017, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
~ I need participants!  Feel free to write reviews, character posts, games, rants, etc.!  
~ During the party, please come back to THIS POST and leave a comment (or comments) with the links to your posts so that I can collect them all and list them in the closing post.  And don't worry, I will obnoxiously remind you in each of my posts. ;-p  (Also, if anyone knows how to set up a "formal" link-up, please let me know! ;D)

I have a few buttons for you, should you like to spread the word! :D




I'm excited!  How about you?!






64 comments:

  1. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs* YOU ARE REALLY DOING ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs* I'M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*
    *stops doing caps lock but can't stop bouncing*
    Yay!!! I can't wait! I just don't know what to say! I'm so happy! You know how obsessed I am with Robin Hood!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Am I allowed to take all the buttons?
    *hugs* I will be back! *runs off to the library*

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    1. *bear hugs* I KNOW I KNOW I'M SO EXCITED TOO, ESPECIALLY TO DO IT WITH YOU GUYS!! (Hey, don't take off the caps-lock on my account. I'm all about that ;D) Yes, indeed, take all the buttons you want!

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    2. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
      I'm back. Would it be okay if I did a review of the book, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle, along with the Errol Flynn movie version (tell me if that is hogging)?

      Today I FINALLY got my older sister to watch the first episode of Robin Hood BBC!!! But, she was determined NOT to like it! *pout* But I looked over at her while she was watching it and she was smiling. Hopefully I can get her to watch the rest!!!!!

      I was reading all the comments here, and don't worry, I had to look up the Richard Todd one too.

      *hugs*

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    3. No, that's not hogging at all -- please, go for it! I wondered briefly if I might read Howard Pyle's book in time to review it, but I decided against it, so please do!!

      AAAAHHH! What fun! Aw, shucks, well, I hope it draws her in in spite of herself, haha. ;) (Well, that is, I hope her feelings are not as lacerated by it as ours were/are, but you know what I mean.)

      Oh, good, I'm not alone!

      *tackle-hugs*

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    4. Depends on how co-operative my library will be, I might or might not get the Errol Flynn version out. I might have to go with the *blah* Patrick Bergin *blah* version.

      I got her to watch episode 2! She still is being reluctant, but, she is catching on! (Yep, I know what you mean.)

      Yep! :)

      *more tackle-hugs*

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  2. I have never seen aaaany but THIS WILL BE SO LIT AND I'M EXCITED.

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    1. Aww, yay! Honestly I'm so glad you're excited, even though you haven't seen any. It makes me happy, your enthusiasm :D

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  3. This looks like FUN!!!! *grins* I don't know much about Robin Hood but I am very willing to learn from all you Old Masters :-)

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    1. Haha! We'll be more than happy to teach you ;D

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  4. *SCREAM*

    *Tackle hugs Olivia*

    I AM SO EXCITED YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. :D (Well, maybe you do. ;))

    (Ha, this is the perfect opportunity to resurrect some old Robin Hood posts in my draft folder. Nothing like motivation, huh? ;))

    This is going to be amazing, Olivia!!!!

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    1. I TOTALLY KNOW I'M SO EXCITED AND I KNEW YOU WOULD BE TOO :D

      (Motivation is the best. If I may be allowed, I'm privately rather hoping to see a post about Marian?? *hint hint*)

      I think so!!

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    2. YESSSSS.

      (Ohhhh, you remember that, do you? Yes, I AM hoping/planning to get that one done. *Captain Von Trapp voice* "Today, if possible.")

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    3. (Haha, indeed I do. I can't wait to read what you come up with! ;))

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  5. Yay!!! I'm so happy you're doing this! :D I'm only midway through Season 2 of the show, but that's okay. :) Plus you're opening it to other versions(books included?), so I'm content.

    Ahhh! This will be fun!! :D

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    1. Yes!!! (Gahh, you poor dear . . . S2 is rough in some places. Well, they all are, to be honest.) Yep, books are definitely up for discussion!

      Oh, and by the way, I'm really sorry I missed your Beauty and the Beast week! I didn't even know about it till I saw a post of Hamlette's, but I probably wouldn't have been able to participate anyway. Still, though, it was sad :( I DO plan to get over to your blog soon and get semi-caught up, though!! Sorry I've been absent so long!

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    2. I haven't gotten to the rough places in Season 2 yet, but I hear they're there, so I'm a bit nervous. ;) Great! Some of the books are fun. :D

      Oh, that's alright! :) Of course it would have been great to have you, but I completely understand that you would have been too busy to participate. Mid-March can be really hectic(at least for me, anyways). No, no! Don't apologize for that. :D I 100% get "falling behind" on some blogs.

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    3. *ahem* Yes, well . . . Yes, they are. That's one way of putting it. *cough* Oh, yeah! I haven't really read much of any, but I'm interested in "Hood." You've read that one, right?

      Thanks for understanding! Yeah, I'm hoping I can work out some sort of schedule for keeping up better, but we'll see. ;)

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  6. OH MY GOSH I'M SO EXCITED!!!!! I LOVE ROBIN HOOD! I unfortunately haven't finished season 1 of BBC Robin Hood yet. But I still want to participate!

    -Lia
    catholicgirlstuff.blogspot.com

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    1. Lia, AAHHHH, YOU'RE WATCHING THE BBC VERSION?!?! That makes me so happy! (And sorry for you, because ALL THE EMOTIONS.) Yay, I really hope you do!! <3

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  7. Ohhh! How delightful! Blogs parties are so much fun! :D I can't say I'm an actual, out-and-out fan of Robin Hood--I mean I like the Disney film starring Richard Todd, but that's about as far as it goes (and you didn't even include that one in your post! *pout*). (Haha. Just teasing. I really don't mind. ;)) Uh...where was I going with this? Oh, whatever. What I mean to say is, I may not be an actual Robin Hood fan, but...I'm going to enjoy this blog party anyway so...bring it on, girl!! :D

    (Have you already written a lot of your posts? I just know for myself that if ever I was to do a blog party I'd have to write a lot of my posts before I announced it...otherwise the deadline would stress me out! ;))

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    1. Haha! The only Disney version I'm familiar with (other than the "Princess of Thieves" spin-off) is the animated one, so I can't say I've had the pleasure of seeing the Richard Todd version. But . . . perhaps you could enlighten me through a post?? ;) (No pressure, though.)

      (Hehe, I'm slowly but surely working on them -- right now I feel like I'm on a pretty good track for getting all the posts done before it starts, but I AM a little stressed about the reviews. There are a few different ones I'd like to review, and reviews usually take me a lot longer, for whatever reason. So anyway, here's hoping it'll all come together!! ;) I just graduated today, actually, so hopefully I'll have a lot more time on my hands, haha!)

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    2. Oh, you really must see it sometime! It's not perhaps as epic as some of the other versions, but it's a very enjoyable film. :) As to my writing a post about it...ohhh! you've given me something to think about. (I'm actually really bad at writing reviews though, so I won't promise anything. Heehee. ;))

      (Glad the posts are coming together. And I hope the reviews work out for you. Writing reviews is HARD. At least in my experience. :P And yay!! Congratulations on your graduation!! That's splendid!! :D)

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    3. Olivia, you graduated!!!? CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

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    4. Miss March, cool! Sounds right up my alley ;) Ooh, yay! Well, as I said, there's absolutely no pressure, but it'd be fun to read your take on it. :)

      (Thank you so much! Yes, reviews are super-de-duper hard, for whatever reason.)

      MC, daaaaawww, thank you!!!!!!! :D :D :D

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    5. *has to pop in univited* Congratulations!!!! :D

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    6. *hugs you* Awww, thank you so much for popping in!! 'Twas sweet of you :)

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  8. YAAAHH!! *gives you a hug*

    I really looking forward to this. :) LOVE Robin Hood!
    I would love to participate. If you allow. :D

    CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! *throws confetti all over the room*

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    1. *hugs you back*

      I'm so glad you're excited, Rachel!! And YES, yes, please participate! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. :)

      SAME HERE!!! *dances around under the confetti*

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  9. Yay!!!! I love Robin Hood(only the BBC, the rest of it is not watched, except for the middle and down picture of the left, and of those I only like Princess of Thieves)
    I'm really excited!!

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    1. I knew you'd be on board, Ruth!! I can't wait to do this with you all. :D (Oh, you've seen Princess of Thieves?! I'm planning to review that for this party, hopefully. *fingers crossed*)

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  10. Oh, I can't wait. I'm hoping to introduce or reintroduce my sisters to the BBC Robin Hood soon, and I've got some other versions on my list, maybe now is the time to watch them!

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    1. Eeeek!! Best of luck with introducing your sibs to the show, Livia! I love it so much. :) I know, same here! My dad and I are going to finish the Kevin Costner version soon, I believe (I'd never seen it before), so we'll see what I think of that.

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  11. AWESOME!!! I LOVE Robin Hood!!! It's going to be an awesome time!! :D

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    1. Yay!!! I'm glad you're stoked for it, too!!

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  12. Woo!!!! Looking forward to this with great anticipation! I'm not sure I can participate, as May is a crazy month, but we'll see...

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    1. DKoren, I so get that! I'm super happy you're excited for it, at any rate! :)

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  13. Yayyyy *dances* I haven't seen this, but this is gonna be so awesomeeeeee!!!

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  14. I'm SO IN! I'm already doing a blogathon that weekend, but I will contribute SOMETHING. And put a button on my blog sidebar, etc.

    The easiest way I've found for link-ups is Mr. Linky. The basic version is free, though I use it for most of my blog parties and such, so I've got a paid membership that lets you do a few more things.

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    1. What would you think of me hosting a small give-away for this? I don't know if I have time to finish reading "Hood" to review it, though that would be ideal, and I also don't know if I'll be able to review a movie version, which would also be ideal, but I'm pretty sure I could toss together a fun Robin Hood giveaway!

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    2. Hamlette, thank you so much!! First, for the heads-up about Mr. Linky (I'll have to look into it, though I may just be lazy and make people comment their links, heh), and second for your idea of the giveaway! As a matter of fact *cough,* I will confess that the thought of whether you might decide to host a giveaway did cross my mind a few times *cough cough*. Obviously, no pressure, but it'd be awesome if you wanted to! You always host the best giveaways.

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    3. Haha! I'm that predictable, eh? Well, I've got 5 prizes lined up, how do you like that? And I might come up with something else yet, we shall see.

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    4. Haha, maybe I'm just that shameless. ;) Ooh, goody! Thanks a bunch. :)

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  15. Robin Hood is awesome and I am so (hopefully) in!

    ~Eva

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    1. Eva, yay!! I'd love to have you!

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    1. I'm so glad you're down for it, Brittany! (It's good to hear from you, by the way! How's life?)

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  17. I am obsessed with Robin Hood and totally wish I was able to do this! It looks so fun! I'll definitely will be reading all the fabulous posts, though. :)
    (Your blog is super cool btw.)

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    1. Hannah, I'm obsessed with the BBC version and quite fond of some other ones, so I feel you there. ;D Aww, well, at least you'll get to read the posts!

      (Daaaaawwwww, thank you so much! That made my day. :))

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  18. DON'T FORGET THE RICHARD TODD VERSION DEAR.:D Hehe sorry I'm not yelling, just excited.XD

    ~Rilla Blythe

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    1. Rilla, both you and Miss March mention the Richard Todd version! Perhaps I should watch this Richard Todd version . . . I'm afraid I have not, as of yet. xD But hey, do you want to do a post on it? Like a guest post? (No pressure if you don't want to, of course!)

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    2. Richard Todd as Robin Hood FOREVER <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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    3. Eeek! YES YES YES!! <3 (Somebody had better write a post about that version. :))

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    4. Aw you're so sweet Olivia! Unfortunately I won't be able to this time:( I'm pretty swamped with school and stuff right now. #aarghhighschool #killthealgebra
      But thanks so much anyway dear! And yes, do watch it when you have the chance;)

      ~Rilla Blythe

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    5. I'm so happy to see there are other fans of this version too btw!!:D

      ~Rilla Blythe

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    6. Haha, "#killthealgebra" -- boy oh boy, do I get that. ;-P You're most welcome! Okie dokie, I'll have to keep my eyes open for it. :D

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  19. Oh my goooooodness this is actually happening???? I'm so super excited Olivia! Sorry I'm only just seeing this now but FINALS. Man they are INTENSE.

    WOW. I love and HATE the BBC Robin Hood, and while it's the only version I've fully seen it definitely got me hooked.

    I'm actually trying to both set up my study abroad for this summer & babysit for various people (because #money) so I can't really offer to write anything :'( but I'm going to be on the edge of my seat waiting to read what everyone comes up with!!

    Huzzah!! Also, "A toll is a toll, and a roll is a roll, and if we don't get no tolls, then we don't eat no rolls."

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    1. (Oh, shucks, don't worry about that! I can only imagine college-level finals.)

      I'M SO HAPPY YOU'RE ECITED FOR THIS, GAHH. *hugs*

      No problem, it'll be fun just to have you reading/commenting (as you're able), etc. :)

      (THAT MOVIE. X'D It's like the most vulgar thing ever yet SOME OF THE LINES. "A Jew, 'ere?" I just re-discovered them. "He deered to kill a king's dare.")

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  20. WOW THIS LOOKS REALLY FUN OLIVIA!!!!! :D :D :D (Sorry I'm so late in responding, by the way, but these things do 'appen.)

    I love Robin Hood, and I love a lot of different adaptions - BBC, animated, Errol Flynn, Russel Crowe etc... this looks like a bunch of fun. :D

    (Also, that first 'button' is HILARIOUS. Much's face, haha! XD)

    ~Miss Meg

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    1. (Hahahaha, "these things do 'appen." << "Until you stop dis ting from 'appening, DIS ting does NOT 'appen!")

      Eeeeeekkk, yay!! I haven't seen the Errol Flynn or the Russell Crowe versions yet, but I really want to see the Errol Flynn soon.

      (Hahahaha, Much is the best. I feel sort of bad for Much -- I feel like he gets overlooked so often, but by me included.)

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    2. Haha, YES.

      Oh, really?!! The Errol Flynn one is MARVELLOUS! I mean, I DID grow up watching it, but I absolutely love it still. It's just a jolly good adaption. :) And the Russel Crowe one is good if you like Russel Crowe, but if not, then don't bother. ;)

      Really? My sisters and I always liked Much and Will the best when we watched BBC Robin Hood. :D

      ~Miss Meg

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    3. I really want to see it! I mean, it's a classic, so . . . ;) And I'm interested in the Russell Crowe one, too. Not as much as the Errol Flynn one, but I do like Russell Crowe, so we'll see. ;-P

      Haha! I like him too, but I guess I just feel like in general he's seen more as a comedic character than appreciated for his other qualities. :-P But maybe that's just me!

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  21. Totally doing this. This is such an amazing idea! I'm so exited!

    *grabs bow and runs off into the night*

    (Also, your blog is awesome!)

    -Mary Kate-

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    1. Hahaha! I'm delighted to have you join us, Mary Kate!!

      (Awww! Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! :))

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