You teach me how to play your game.
FANDOM CHALLENGE WHOOT! First time doing something like this
Choose 4 fandoms in random order
- Doctor Who
- Harry Potter
The first character you fell in love with
- Rose Tyler
- Remus Lupin
The character you never expected to love
- Merlin - I mean, come on, they had to jar me out of seeing an old wizard
- Donna Noble
- … All HP characters are “lovable” when compared to Lord Voldemort
The character you’d slap
- Amy Pond
- Sherlock (HEHEHEHE)
- Lucius Malfoy
Three favourite characters
- Merlin, Gwain, Gaius (HIS EYEBROW)
- Captain Jack Harkness, Donna Noble, Tenth Doctor
- John, Lestrade, Mrs. Hudson
- Luna Lovegood, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin
The character you love that everyone else hates
- Is any character hated in Merlin??
- Martha Jones, BAMF forever.
- Sally Donovan, maybe
- Let’s see, universally hated characters: Lord Voldemort, Peter Pettigrew? Nope…
The character you don’t like that everyone else does
- Amy Pond. I fucking hate Amy Pond. SECONDED
- Merlin/Destiny or Merlin/Freya
- Johnlock (“Sherlolly” sounds idiotic, sorry)
Curse of the Fandoms
Doctor Who Fandom Curse:
Knowing that at some point your Doctor will have to regenerate.
Supernatural Fandom Curse:
Knowing that your Series will end.... and soon.
Avengers Fandom Curse:
Knowing that Joss Whedon will likely kill a favorite character.
Twilight Fandom Curse:
Knowing that you will never win a fight against another fandom.... ever.
Harry Potter Fandom Curse:
Knowing that it will never be as good as the first time around.
Sherlock Fandom Curse:
Knowing that after waiting forever you will probably only get three more episodes with a cliff hanger even worse than the previous one.
Merlin Fandom Curse:
Game of thrones Fandom Curse:
GRRM kills your favorite character.
Did anyone EVER notice that there is Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone in the glass cabinet? X’DDDDDDDDDDDDD
PRECIOUS EARTH ANTIQUE! How could the BBC resist?
Cute because Zoë Wanamaker who plays Lady Cassandra was Madam Hooch in the film adaptation of the book pictured above.
(Source: carrylovescurry, via whoniverse)
Evanna Lynch on body image: “Why the Body Bind is My Nightmare”
via the HP Alliance.
“What would your Boggart be? I’ve no doubt that all of you have pondered this question many a time and come up with a plethora of suggestions. Spiders, failure, heights, ghosts, rejection, fear itself (oh, how noble of you!)–these are just a few Boggarts that spring to mind. Personally, I have an acute fear of being paralysed, like being hit with a permanent Body Bind curse. I have a recurring nightmare of suddenly being totally paralysed. In my dream, people I know keep appearing and saying provocative things to me. My mind is screaming replies but my body just can’t deliver. For this blog I have decided to elucidate on the reasoning behind this fear (though fear is never truly reasonable, when you break it down).
I don’t believe in mental blocks. I don’t believe in what other people tell me I can and can’t do. Basically, I have very little regard for the idea of “can’t”. Take the example of running a marathon: your mind tells you that you can’t do it, and other people may laugh and scoff when you tell them your ambition. But the truth of the matter is these statements are just illusions. You can run the marathon regardless of the naysayers. However, if you break both legs two days before the aforementioned marathon I don’t think anyone will contest that “can’t” becomes the cold hard truth.
This reality is why the physical body bind is my greatest fear and it is also why I think it’s so important that we love and care for our bodies as best as we can. It’s true that the mind is where all ideas are born, but the body is the tool that translates and expresses those ideas to the wider world. It is nothing but a vehicle for our greater creative purpose but if we don’t give it fuel and keep it in good working order it instead becomes another obstacle to transcend, a physical one, as well as the many million fictitious mental ones that society presents.
Unfortunately so, so many people are letting their own Negative Body Image be another type of body-bind that prevents them from living their life to the fullest. We feed ourselves negative thoughts about our body, thoughts like “I’m too fat”, “I’m too short”, “I’m too ugly.” Very quickly we glumly accept them as the truth, and thus we become imprisoned in our own body. We use them as excuses NOT to fulfill certain ambitions and lock ourselves into a cosy self-contained prism of isolation and fear. While writing this blog, the song by Arcade Fire, “My Body is a Cage” is playing in my mind. My body is a cage that keeps me / from dancing with the one I love / But my mind holds the key.” I’m no genius at interpreting indie band lyrics, but to me this song summed up the pain and frustration of someone who is in love with someone else but who refuses to act on these feelings because they feel their body isn’t good enough. They can’t let themselves be free. To anyone who has let their body cage their dream, I say to you, isn’t it true you might as well have been paralysed, hit with the curse?
“As Harry Potter was the only other thing I was passionate about, the doctors gave consent for me to leave the hospital and collect the fifth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, from the local book shop. I was so ecstatic to have the book and excited to begin reading it, but there was never any hint of your imminent arrival and the way you would change my life so drastically. Luna, you instantly captivated me. I didn’t know why but there was something about you with your upside-down magazine, straggly blonde hair, and the honest, abashed way you stared at people without blinking that fascinated and perplexed me at once. You laughed hysterically at one of Ron’s quips and didn’t stop to excuse yourself and feel ashamed when it became clear that everyone found you strange. Throughout the book, I found myself waiting for your brief appearances and wanting to know more about you and why you were the way you were. You baffled me, not because you were odd (though indeed you were), but because you were… perfect. But it was a different kind of perfect to the perfectly thin, smiling magazine girls I simultaneously idolised and reviled. It was the way you carried your oddness like it was the most natural thing in the world. You didn’t market your oddness as your defining feature the way some insecure teenagers do, in guise of confidence and security. And nor were you oblivious to the awkward and uncomfortable feelings your oddness provoked in others. When, unable to comprehend how you wore your oddness so honestly and unashamedly, your peers reverted to mockery and bullying, you recognised this as a reflection of their own deep-seated insecurity and calmly let them carry on, quite above your head. You weren’t trying hard to present a certain aspect of yourself that would boldly identify you in the world. And that’s when it occurred to me how bizarre and positively ridiculous it was to apply the word “weird” to describe you, when you represented the most natural and unpretentious state possible to be; you were yourself.”
Evanna Lynch, in part of her Dear Mr. Potter letter, where she describes first reading about Luna while in a recovery programme for anorexia (via holymotherofhnng)
(Source: holymotherofrowling, via kim-yuri)
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Random Harry Potter Facts:
am i an awful person if i shreiked YOU SHOULD HAVE KILLED ARTHUR INSTEAD WHY DID YOU TAKE THE CLOSEST THING TO HIS PARENTS HARRY EVER HAD AWAY FROM HIM
I have a problem and it’s name is Sirius Black sob
THE ONE ABOUT GEORGE
RIGHT IN THE FEELINGS
OF COURSE HERMIONE WENT BACK.
NO BUT HARRY GOT HIS DREAM JOB.
the snape/neville one -sob sob-
fun facts? fun facts?
Fred and George! And Severus! *feeeeeeels*
These facts are not fun at all. At. All. They’re hurting me in the feels. Ugg. D:
Think happy thoughts… just think of the chocolate frogs… NOPE GEORGE AND SNAPE AND SIRIUS AND JUST AKSJFBLAKJDFCV NOOOOOOO