This is the first time I have ever attempted to draw anything beyond stick figures and smiley faces, plus this was drawn with a mouse on a computer, so I had rather less control than a pencil in my hand. … Continue reading →
This blog post may contain spoilers for various fandoms. You have been warned.
Fanfiction stories are a staple of any fandom. They allow fans to re-imagine all the parts of the original work they didn’t like or place their favourite characters in different situations. They allow fans to take their favourite scene and say things like “What if Snape collected Harry instead of Hagrid?” or “What if Pain left everyone dead?” and imagine how these tiny changes might affect the entire story.
Fanfiction stories also allow fans to combine their favourite fandoms. I have read stories where Cedric Diggory (Harry Potter) turned out to be Edward Cullen (Twilight). I have read stories where Vernon abused Harry while on a business trip to the States and Harry wound up in the care of Casey Novak (SVU), who turned out to be a witch. I have read stories where Harry somehow came in contact with the NCIS team, the Winchesters or the Avengers. All of these authors were able to create situations for these fandoms to interact without stretching the point of incredulity to breaking and all wrote excellent stories that were well worth reading. Continue reading →
This is a Harry Potter fanfic. Oneshot. AU. Harry mourns Draco after the Battle of Hogwarts. Implied abusive Dursleys. Implied Drarry. Implied Voldemort/Bellatrix. Severus as Harry’s father. TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide. References rape. It’s just one sentence, but it is there. I don’t own HP or any part of it.
A Character Who You Can Relate to the Most I believe one of the characters I relate to the most is Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series. Like Neville, I was a late bloomer. I was no raging beauty … Continue reading →
Book Turned Into a Movie and Completely Desecrated Warning: Contains Spoilers! I definitely did not need to look far for an answer to this question. I have seen loads of book-based movies that completely sucked but the one that annoyed … Continue reading →
Synopsis:Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But What will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him? Genre:Fantasy/Young Adult Text:J.K.Rowling ISBN:978-0-7475-9105-4
Butterfly, age 11: I liked this book because it had lots of action. It was really interesting. I liked how the ending showed how everyone turned out as the got older. Mum: The gripping finale in the Harry Potter series, this book is by far the darkest. There are a few shocks still in store but there are still a few laughs. This book is worth reading just to see Hermione say “Merlin’s Pants”. As can be expected in a war, there are more deaths in store and to balance things out, there is a new baby. In this book we learn a lot more about Dumbledore and Snape and their motivations.
My only disappointment with this book was the ending. I felt that it was thrown together in a slipshod manner and left more questions than it answered.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Synopsis:It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonable mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursley’s house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can’t quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursley’s of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks’ time? Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine… Genre:Young Adult/Fantasy Text:J.K.Rowling ISBN:o-7475-8108-8 Year:2005 Butterfly, age 11: I like it because of the surprising events. It just catches it by surprise and I like that. It was really easy to read. It was exciting. Mum: I love the beginning of this novel – hilarious!
This novel is packed with information about Voldemort – his past, his origins, his motives. Many of our most pressing questions are answered, only to be replaced with yet more questions. There is romance in store for some of our favourite characters and the rivalry between Harry and Snape escalates. This book is full of tension and I couldn’t put it down! Those who are unfamiliar with the story (are there any of you left?) should brace themselves for a huge shock at the end.
This is definitely one of the better Potter books!
All seven books in the Harry Potter series in order without their dust jackets. Each hardcover book used a different two-color scheme. The books are the first American editions published by Scholastic. Author’s collection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here are the rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. They don’t have to be the greatest books you’ve ever read, just the ones that stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes
1. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
2. Z for Zacharia by Robert C. O’Brien
3. Daughter of the Empire by Janny Wurts & Raymond E. Feist
4. Servant of the Empire by Janny Wurts and Raymond E. Feist
5. Mistress of the Empire by Janny Wurts and Raymond E. Feist
6. Earth’s Children series by Jean Auel
7. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
8. Blythe Spirit by Sandy Blythe
9. Ash Road by Ivan Southall
10. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
11. The Stand by Stephen King
12. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
13. Children of the Dust by Louise Lawrence
14. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
15. Spellbinder by Stephen Bowkett
My jury check finally arrived – Yaay! It cleared this week, so I have been spending, spending, spending.
The first thing I bought was a Wii. It will technically belong to me to avoid any arguments, but I really bought it for the munchkins.
Under strict orders to keep the rest for myself, I used some for a twelve month subscription to Fortean Times. I also pre-purchased tickets for Butterfly and myself to see Harry Potter on July 18.
I still have a little money left and I’m having trouble deciding what to spend it on. There is so much I want but so much the kids and home needs! I have so much difficulty spending money on myself – it’s like my brain freezes.
Selling Sickness: How Drug Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients by Ray Moynihan & Alan Cassels The Darwin Awards: 180 True Stories of How Dumb Humans Have Met Their Maker by Wendy Northcutt This is the Way the World … Continue reading →
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