May 23, 2017

Robin Hood Week//The Tag

And thus Robin Hood week begins! Here are my answers to Olivia's tag. Make sure to check out her blog for more Robin Hood fun, and Hamlette has a fabulous giveaway going on here.

What was your first exposure to Robin Hood?
The Disney version, if my memory serves me correctly. (Which is adorable and delightful, by the way. I won't be mentioning it much this week, but rest assured I DO love it.) 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how big a fan are you?
I feel like I'm copying Olivia's answer. :P It depends on the version. BBC deserves a 10. All the others fall somewhere lower on the scale, although I still like them well enough. ;)

How many versions and spin-offs of the legend have you experienced?
*Counts with my fingers* Let's see....BBC...Roger Lancelyn Green's book....The Outlaws of Sherwood...the Disney version....does a lame CFR novel slightly based off Robin Hood count? No? Good. Then my answer is four.

PS. I just remembered another lame RH spin off book I read when I was younger, but again, let's not count that. (Granted, it's been a few years. Maybe I'd like it better now. But I digress...)

What is your favorite version of Robin Hood (can be book, movie, TV series, anything)?
I really don't have a favorite.*

Are you one of the lads? (Meaning, have you watched/are you a fan of the BBC show?)
Me? A one of the lads? Please.*

Who is your favorite Merry Man?
URGH that's hard. Maybe Robin? Will? Allan? I don't know....

Do you have a favorite portrayal of Lady Marian?
My answer to anyone who doesn't like BBC's Marian:

Do you have any interest in or aptitude at archery?
Interest, definitely. Aptitude....well, my brother used to own a kid-sized bow and arrow. I think I was able to hit the bull's eye.....

Let's say I could and move on. :P

Fact or fiction -- which do you think? 
I like to think Robin Hood is based after some sort of fact, although my pessimistic side tells me the real Robin was probably not as handsome and heroic and altogether wonderful as some of his fictional counterparts. (If someone has proof to the contrary, please do share your findings.)

Do you think Robin Hood has been "done to death," or are there still new twists that can be found?
There are ALWAYS new twists to be found. Granted, I am not familiar with most of the Robin Hood versions out there, but I'm always open to trying new ones, if they're appropriate and all that jazz. ;) Any suggestions, my merry friends? (Was that overdoing it? Yes, that was overdoing it. Goodness, Natalie stop making such lame jokes. :P)


*In case someone who doesn't know me all too well is reading this, BBC Robin Hood is actually my favorite version of all time, hands down. I was being sarcastic. (Or would it be it tongue in cheek?...)


  1. Your gifs are making me laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaugh . . .

    No, indeed--Natalie, "one of the lads"? Certainly not! Whoever could dream of such a thing? I've hardly heard her MENTION the BBC Robin Hood show. I'm quite certain she despises it.


    1. Awww, I'm glad. :D

      You got that right! I can hardly tolerate that show. ;P

  2. Eeeek! LOVE YOUR ANSWERS!! This was such a fun post, Natalie. :D Those gifs though. Robin's face after you said you don't have a favorite...Mwahaha. THAT WAS PERFECT!! And that gif of Marian. :D :D

    YOU? Sarcastic? NEVER. ;P

    P.S. The Disney Robin Hood was probably my first exposure to Robin Hood, too. At any rate, I grew up on that one. And it IS an adorable movie, you're quite right. :D

    1. Awww, thanks! Heehee. I do have a weakness for gifs. ;D I'm glad you enjoyed them!


      PS. Aww, you too? Yay. :D The funny thing is about being introduced to Robin Hood that way was that I think I had a hard time changing my perception of him as I got older and found out the original tale is about a MAN called Robin Hood not a fox. :P Haha!

  3. This was fun, Natalie! And WOW, could you have gotten the gifs more perfect?!!

    I'm pretty certain there WAS a robin hood in real life (though as you said, perhaps not so heroic and handsome as we like to imagine him ;D) because I studied him for history for a little while, haha. ;D

    Love love love. <3

    ~Miss Meg

    1. Thanks, Miss Meg! And awww, haha, I'm glad you think so. :D

      I read about him in history, too! I certainly hope he was real. It's cool to think about. :)



    See, ladies and gentlemen, this is why I love Natalie. XD (There are other reasons, too, of course. :))

    These answers make me happy. Thank you, my dear. :D

    P.S. As everyone else is saying, LES GIFS. <3 <3 <3

    1. YES I DID. I was excited to see how well it worked!

      AWWWWW. *blushes*

      I'm so glad you enjoyed them! And the gifs. ;) <3

  5. OK. Should I watch BBC's Robin Hood? Is it clean? I LOVE historical/period drama. . . *swoon* fun post!

    1. YES, you SHOULD! :D

      Ahem. Well, actually, that depends on whether you can handle getting your heart broken and crushed like a grape. If so, then I totally recommend it. :D It's pretty clean. There's some none-gory violence, and sometimes some mild innuendo. A couple women characters wear low cut dresses from time to time. There's some scenes in one episode of the last season where a guy is kissing a married woman in her bed, but nothing actually happens. It's easy to skip. There's some language sometimes, like the d-word and he-double-hockey-sticks, but nothing beyond that, I think. If you want any more in depth information, I could email you, if you want. These reviews are also pretty good:

      Thanks for your comment! :)


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