Suggestion Sunday

Suggestion Sunday

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Do you have any topics you would like me to post about on my blog, within reason of course? Are you interested on my thoughts and opinions regarding an issue? Or do you simply have a book, TV show, movie etc recommendation to make?

Let me know by commenting below and I’ll get back to you either in the comments as well or in a future blog post!

Hope you’re all well,

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My Top 10 Favourite Youtubers

  1. TheBakeey > CHANNEL LINK
  2. Jacob Wilkins > CHANNEL LINK
  3. Daz Games > CHANNEL LINK
  4. reontheroad > CHANNEL LINK
  5. abnormallyadam > CHANNEL LINK
  6. Torchwood Boy > CHANNEL LINK
  7. Laurasalwayspottering > CHANNEL LINK
  8. drowninginfandomfeels > CHANNEL LINK
  9. Thomas Sanders > CHANNEL LINK
  10. Drew Malino > CHANNEL LINK

 

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Movies: Me > You

Consider this post the opposite of Suggestion Sunday. 

If you don’t know about Suggestion Sunday then let me explain it to you. Basically, every Sunday a post of made specifically in order to invite all you readers to make any comments, recommendations or suggestions about the blog, movies to watch, TV shows to check out and books to read etc. This, being the opposite, is the chance for me to tell you quickly about some of those I think you may enjoy – some of which may even be reviewed later here on my blog…

 

MOVIES

American Assassin (2017) 
Wish Upon (2017) 
Bless The Child (2000)

 

TV SHOWS

MTV’s Teen Wolf (6 Seasons)
BBC’s Merlin (5 Seasons)
BBC’s Sherlock (4 Seasons)

 

BOOKS

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Gatekeeper by Kevin J. Kennedy
The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James

 

If any of you have watched or read any of these then feel free to comment your own thoughts! 🙂

 

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Movie Review: American Assassin

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They took everything from him. Now he’s taking it back.

Watch the trailer for American Assassin on Youtube by clicking on the following link:
American Assassin Trailer.

Also read this movie review on The Nerd Daily website by clicking the following link:
Review on The Nerd Daily site.

SPOILERS AHEAD 

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Movie Review: Avalon High

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(Characters L>R: Jennifer, Marco, Allie, Mr. Moore, Will, Lance, Miles)

Avalon High is a Disney Channel Original Movie which was released in 2010. Directed by Stuart Gillard, the movie has a run time of 1hr 30 mins and is the movie adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Meg Cabot. This fantasy drama movie suitable for the entire family stars Britt Robertson as Allie Pennington, Gregg Sulkin as Will Wagner, Joey Pollari as Miles and many more talented actors and actresses. Being an adaption of the book, there are a few noticeable differences within the movie. However, the basis of the story remains the same with young Allie Pennington transferring to Avalon High only to discover that the legends surrounding King Arthur and his Knights may not be as fictional as she once believed.

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Suggestion Sunday

Suggestion Sunday

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Do you have any topics you would like me to post about on my blog, within reason of course? Are you interested on my thoughts and opinions regarding an issue? Or do you simply have a book, TV show, movie etc recommendation to make?

Let me know by commenting below and I’ll get back to you either in the comments as well or in a future blog post!

Hope you’re all well,

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My Top 10 Favourite Movies

  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  3. Jurassic Park
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Les Miserables
  6. Bridesmaids
  7. Deathnote
  8. Jaws
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

 

These top 10 favourite movies are in no particular order in regards to the list itself. However these are the movies that make the top ten. I highly recommend each and every single one of them!

Have you watched any of them? What were YOUR thoughts? Let me know in the comments.

 

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The Reality of Fiction

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Stories? We all spend our lives telling them, about this, about that, about people. . . But some? Some stories are so good we wish they’d never end. They’re so gripping that we’ll go without sleep just to see a little bit more. Some stories bring us laughter and sometimes they bring us tears. . . but isn’t that what a great story does? Makes you feel? – Dustin Hoffman

A story can be true, a story can be false, it can be whatever the storyteller makes it and that is a type of power which some people still fear today. There are many who still restrict their children from reading novels or watching certain television shows, and even still, there are those who hear or see the word fiction and roll their eyes. We aren’t here to criticize or insult those individuals since everyone has a right to live their lives how they wish along with having their own opinion. However, we are here to hopefully highlight and provide some enlightenment on the importance in which fiction holds.

Firstly, just what makes fiction so important to people? Of course, there’s the idea that fiction provides individuals with an opportunity to escape and it’s most likely that many individuals would agree that. When things are tough, all it takes is picking up a good book or sitting in front of the TV and diving into a fantasy world of your choosing and suddenly – for even a moment – all the problems of ones’ reality are gone. In addition to this, this escapism theory is also a reason which is both similar yet different. With fiction, whether it be books, movies or TV shows, we can embark on epic adventures filled with mystery and danger whilst never leaving the comfort of our own bedrooms or wherever you enjoy reading. There are many reasons why fiction is incredibly great and the list truly is endless. The importance of it is something that cannot be stressed enough and there are even studies carried out by psychologists which shows that expanding ones’ imagination with stories and the possibilities and opportunities which they offer is advantageous to the individuals’ health.

So why would anyone feel the need to shut themselves away and deny themselves or others the incredulous tales which are provided to us through fiction? It’s most likely that you know someone of the sort and as I said before, we’re not here to judge, but it is merely an attempt to coax them into acceptance. Anyone who is out there and reading this who doesn’t see the good in fictional worlds and characters in books, you truly do not know what you are missing. Does the attempt to draw non-fiction lovers in sound almost familiar? Perhaps it’s a conversation that you’ve had with someone or perhaps you’re a fan of the TV show, Once Upon a Time. The following is a quote taken from Season 1, Episode 17 entitled ‘Hat Trick’:

Emma Swan: This is it. This is the real world.

Jefferson/Mad Hatter: A real world. How arrogant are you to think yours is the only one? There are infinite more. You have to open your mind. They touch one another, pressing up in a long line of lands, each just as real as the last. All have their own rules. Some have magic, some don’t. And some need magic. Like this one.

In this particular scene, Emma Swan (portrayed by Jennifer Morrison) is given a reality check – pun intended – by the Mad Hatter (portrayed by Sebastian Stan). The words spoken by Stan’s character, Jefferson at this moment are somewhat harsh within the context of the show itself, but they are true to an extent and also have the ability to spark any fantasist with a sense of hope and wonder.

Hope and wonder are key elements to any story whether it be fiction or not, but magic? Magic is something else entirely. Magic is an element which gives fiction a bad reputation among some and an aspect of a story that will make others want to devour the story and never want it to end. One particularly well-known book series which manages to do just that is the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. Avoiding a biased opinion, it is understandable why some may believe the story is not for them and that choice must be respected. However, there are those out there who shun the books and movies alike because they are “too farfetched”, “too fanciful” and “merely a children’s story”. How wrong that is…

Keeping in mind the Harry Potter series is merely the example being used in this article and it does not necessarily mean the issue here does not apply to other works of fiction. That issue being that one can not simply judge a story so callously. Harry Potter – and indeed other fictional works – aren’t just about wand waving, potion brewing, imaginary creatures and imaginary locations. . .  They are about so much more than that. They are about characters who much like us all spend their lives trying to figure out who they are and how they fit into the world they are in. They are about friendship, loyalty, and betrayal among other issues which affect us all in reality.

All of these things come together to make a great story, a great work of fiction in which fantastical and realistic factors come together effortlessly. It can be easily seen that fiction is a form of art which speaks to us individually and allows us as individuals to interpret whatever content it provides us with in our own unique way. Stories are just another means of allowing us to learn what it is to love, to lose, or to live…

Fiction helps to teach us what it is to be human.

This article can also be read on The Nerd Daily site, if you’re interested in reading, liking and commenting there instead then click on the following link: THE NERD DAILY: THE REALITY OF FICTION.

 

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Fandoms?

Hey there,

This post is mostly just to satisfy my own curiosity and also one which will contribute to an article I am writing for The Nerd Daily. So, below I have a few questions which I will be asking and if you like then feel free to answer one, some, all or even none of them – although at least one of them would be helpful… Here they are!

  1. Are you a part of any fandoms and if so, which ones? (Please state at least 2)
  2. When did you learn of/become a part of a fandom?
  3. What do you like most about being part of a fandom?
  4. What do you like least about being part of a fandom?
  5. Do you participate in any fandom related activities (eg, online discussions/debates, Comic Con, Fanfiction writing, fanart drawing etc)?
  6. Do you feel like being a part of a fandom has changed or influenced your life and if so, in which way(s)?

 

Many thanks for your time! Hopefully this blog post may even allow for others to meet and begin to interact with those in the same/other fandoms too.

 

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The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

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This was inspired somewhat by the post featured on the following blog: https://fandomsontherun.wordpress.com/ which is where I first saw this Harry Potter Tag. 

And so, let me begin taking part! 

1) Favourite book?
– ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’: There is really nothing that I dislike about this book. I remember first reading it and I was so happy to be finding out about Voldemort’s past which was something that I had always been curious about. I am also a massive Hinny and Romione fan so this book had just the right about of romance in it as well as the magical epicness which always occurs in a Harry Potter novel.

2) Least favourite book?
– ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Choosing a least favourite Harry Potter book would be like asking a Mother to choose her least favourite child, it is extremely difficult but I want to answer the question so that would be my answer. I may one day change my mind but to date ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ is my least favourite book out of all seven. Angsty!Harry just irritated me despite how I loved the book being filled with detail and information which was useful to the plot, it just felt a bit rushed as though we were getting bombarded with information which we would need to know for future reference at the last minute…

3) Favourite movie?
– ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’: I almost feel compelled to say, ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ but movie-wise, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ must be my favourite. I love the time-travel concept, as well as the rest of the plot in general because who doesn’t love the fact that, despite what he previously believes, Harry does in fact have family who aren’t the Dursley’s. Another thing I like about ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ is that the movie visually portrays just how much darker things have gotten. Personally, I remember finding ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ scary when I watched it the first few times but watching ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ – especially in the cinema – gave me the chills! Those Dementors, oh my!

4) Least favourite movie?
– ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One’: Again, I find it difficult to choose a least favourite Harry Potter anything but regarding this question my answer is ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One’. Whilst I enjoyed the movie and specific events which occurred in this movie, it really felt like a filler of sorts and a means of leading up to ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two’. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t exactly a bad thing but as a person who enjoys rapid epicness, this movie felt a little too like ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One” to me.

5) Favourite quote?
– “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” – [Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ ~ Ch. 35. Page. 579]. – This should have been a hard question to answer given all the great quotes which come out of the seven Harry Potter books but, alas, this quote is my all-time-favourite. The words speak to me on a very personal level and just call out to my fangirl mind reassuring me that no matter what anyone else says regarding how I passionately love fantasy worlds, it’s okay to do so and they are – to me – as real as the reality in which I live is!

6) Favourite Weasley?
– ‘Ronald (Ron) Bilius Weasley’: I would say Ron is my favourite character but someone else is higher on the list of possible answers for that question and so I will say Ron is specifically my favourite Weasley. His humour plays a massive part in why I like him and although you would think that I should probably pick Fred and/or George as my favourite Weasley(s) if I enjoy comedic character, it isn’t the only reason why I like Ron. One of the biggest reasons I like Ron is that, unlike Harry, the main character that is Ron Weasley feels a lot more real in comparison to the Boy Who Lived – even J.K Rowling said herself that Ron is very much a ‘real boy’ next to Harry. Ron as a character has his own struggles which he must battle: a major one being his own lack of self-confidence and his insecurities. This is something which I can relate to and therefore is another reason why I love Ron as a character. Also, something else he and I have in common is our undying love for food! Who doesn’t like a guy who loves food?

7) Favourite Female Character?
– ‘Ginevra (Ginny) Molly Weasley (Later: Potter)’: “Another Weasley, I know just what to do with you…”. Yes, another Weasley makes the top of the list of favourites. Now comes the debating part of the answer… Yes, I like Movie!Ginny but I am angry that they really didn’t do Book!Ginny ANY justice. Overall though, Ginny as a character has always been my favourite. Her character development throughout the series from a shy girl used to open the Chamber of Secrets to a strong young woman who defies the rule, which aims to send underaged students home during the Battle of Hogwarts, to stay and fight is an inspiration! The level of which she understands Harry too is something which I love about her and how she goes from being Harry’s number one fangirl to someone who understands he has flaws and faults, isn’t afraid to call him out when he’s being difficult and knows him as Harry and not just the Chosen One.

8) Favourite Villain?
– ‘Tom Marvolo Riddle/Lord Voldemort’: For this question, I almost replied with Dolores Umbridge, simply for the fact that when it comes to Voldemort the reader and viewer KNOWS that Voldemort is the villain whilst Umbridge presents the false image of being seemingly harmless with her excessively pink outfit and obsessive adoration for cats. However, whilst I like that aspect of Umbridge there is nothing, in my opinion, which can make her equal to the love I hold for Voldemort as a villain. Not to justify any of his actions throughout the series and the actions he committed pre-series but whilst the creation of his Horcruxes were motivated by his desire to be undefeatable, it was also motivated by his fear of death. Thanatophobia (fear of death) plays such a vital part in what motivates Voldemort, it’s almost a point which could be used to gain him sympathy because despite the belief that to die is the next great adventure, a fear of death is something which most of humanity has… and that is what makes Voldemort so interesting is that behind the snake-like appearance and inhumane being which he has reduced himself to is a drive which so many humans have.

9) Favourite Male Character?
– ‘Draco Lucius Malfoy’: As anyone will be able to see from my Harry Potter movie marathon post, my favourite character changed a lot through the first few… movies, at least. However, as far as the up-to-date answer goes, it is Draco Malfoy who I consider to be my favourite character and he is the answer I would give should anyone ask me in person. My justification for this is simple… Whilst Draco might not have been the best character in most of the movies, and I can’t say I didn’t laugh when Hermione punched him in the face, his character gained my immediate sympathy and affection in ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ (both the book and the movie). Whilst I agree that he is “The Boy Who Had No Choice” as many other fans call him, what I like about his character development is that it is very much like that of a soldier’s – particularly during the first world war. His upbringing shaped him into an almost exact copy of his Father and ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ shows the soldier analogy well as Draco attempts to be the Death Eater’s “Chosen One” and save his family and himself by complying to Voldemort’s orders. After years of behaving in his arrogantly childish manner and revelling in how connected his family are to the Dark Arts, power in general and wealth, he is finally faced with the reality of what it means to be a part of such a world and that actions have consequences.

10) Favourite Professor?
– ‘Professor Remus John Lupin’: Whose favourite Professor ISN’T Lupin? Kidding, of course everyone can have their own favourite Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and whilst I admire Snape and he very nearly was the answer to this question… I must choose Lupin, merely for the fact that Snape is put down to second Favourite Professor because if he had been my Professor or teacher at school then I would have been slightly afraid of him. Lupin, however, is my number 1 for this question. I remember reading “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” for the first time and just being so relieved by the end to have a Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor who was generally a nice person. What I love about Lupin too is that until that point in the series he is the only D.A.D.A Professor to come to Hogwarts who was a good character but believed himself to be bad simply because he was a Werewolf. If only he had been able to stay on at Hogwarts in that position…

11) Would you rather WASH SNAPE’S HAIR or SPEND THE DAY LISTENING TO LOCKHART RANT ABOUT HIMSELF?
– ‘Spend the day listening to Lockhart rant about himself’: I surprised myself with the answer to this question and that was even after given it a great amount of thought. Whilst I personally think Snape’s appearance might improve with clean hair, I’m personally just too lazy to do it and he has magic… if he wanted his hair to not be greasy then he could do it himself. Then again, if I had magic then I suppose it would only take a flick of a wand on my behalf too… and then facing whatever response Snape had my action… For that reason, I would rather listen to Lockhart rant about himself. To be honest, I would even enjoy listening to him rant to an extent because I would know that whatever achievements he said he’d gained someone else had and just learning more about what had been done by those Wizards and Witches that he obliviated and whose achievements he was taking credit for would be fascinating. Not to mention, of course, should the time come much like it did in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret” to call Lockhart out on his B.S then I would be more than happy to be the one to do it!

12) Would you rather duel AN ELATED BELLATRIX or AN ANGRY MOLLY?
– ‘An elated Bellatrix’: Yes, I would rather go up against Bellatrix Lestrange… Of course, the reason behind the duel taking place is something that I would like to consider but an elated Bellatrix is better than a furious Bellatrix and is certainly better than an angry Molly. I think the duel between them both in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: (Part Two for the movie)” says it all! Never anger Molly Weasley.

13) Would you rather travel to Hogwarts via THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS or THE FLYING CAR?
– ‘The Hogwarts Express’: This would definitely be my answer, without a doubt. Sitting on that train packed with other students from different houses with different backgrounds would be an event that would cure my social anxiety for even just the time it took to journey to Hogwarts. I’d also be lying if I didn’t say that part of the reason why I would rather travel to Hogwarts via the Hogwarts Express would be to taste some of that delicious candy that the Trolley Witch comes through the train with!

14) Would you rather KISS VOLDEMORT or GIVE UMBRIDGE A BUBBLE BATH?
– ‘Kiss Voldemort’: To be honest this question is probably the easiest question that I have answered so far. There is just no way in hell that I would ever give Umbridge a bubble bath because somehow, I just know she’d find something to complain about and pull me up for going something wrong… Kissing Voldemort, however, doesn’t seem like a bad thing to do in comparison, it’d be quick, it’d mean nothing and Voldemort used to be handsome before his snake-like appearance took over so I could just imagine him to look how he used to if need be.

15) Would you rather RIDE A HIPPOGRIFF or RIDE A FIREBOLT?
– ‘Ride a Hippogriff’: I feel that as a Seeker then I should choose to ride a Firebolt but given I’d have a broomstick anyway I am going to choose to ride a Hippogriff because just watching Harry ride Buckbeak in “Prisoner of Azkaban” filled me with so much awe and warmth, there is not a part of me that would hesitate or turn down the opportunity to ride a Hippogriff, especially if it flew around Hogwarts.

16) Is there a character you felt differently about in the movies?
– ‘Ginny Weasley’: Without a doubt Ginny Weasley is my answer for this question. Cue the whole book vs movie debate to kick of the explanation to my answer! Book Ginny (whilst I still wish she had been featured even more – because from a bias perspective there will never be enough appearances of my favourite character on page or screen) really is mentioned so many times throughout the series and obviously as the books go on she becomes a more significant character. In the movies however, she is rarely there and even when she is her part is minimalized so that she could be edited from the scenes and it really wouldn’t make much of a difference on some occasions.

17) Is there a movie you preferred to the book?
– ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’: As much as I enjoyed the book I can’t deny that seeing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the first time was, even just a little, better! This is simply for the fact that something magnificent was brought to life and it made the whole adventure just feel more real.

18) RICHARD HARRIS or MICHAEL GAMBON as Dumbledore?
– ‘Michael Gambon’: A lot of people may disagree with me because in all the Harry Potter tags I’ve watched and read, Richard Harris seems to be the favourite for those who answer. However, mine must be Michael Gambon. Perhaps this is because I have witnessed him portray Dumbledore longer due to the unfortunate death of Richard Harris (R.I.P) or simply because the humour – whilst often dry – that Michael Gambon brings to the set in the behind the scenes footage and portrays on screen makes him my favourite Dumbledore.

19) Your top thing (person or event) that wasn’t in the movie that you wanted there the most?
– ‘Draco’s Deleted Scene’: (I must contain my frustration, I must not rant, I must refrain myself…) BUT I CAN’T! Mostly because of a deleted scene that I witnessed after the release of Deathly Hallows. The link of which can be found in the following brackets (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEywLcF16t8). The following clip shows Draco Malfoy running between Harry and Voldemort and throwing Harry his wand for Harry to defend himself (and others) from Lord Voldemort. The fact that he not only helps but runs between Voldemort and Harry makes me feel a sense of admiration for Draco Malfoy as a character – such of which I didn’t really begin to feel until ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’.

20) If you could remake any of the Harry Potter movies which would it be?
– ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One’: I have nothing against this movie! I understand that ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ was such an important book and there were many critical events within its pages that the director and screenwriters etc. wanted to fit into the movie. However, the movie in comparison to the previous six and with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in existence felt very much like a filler movie – much like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One in my opinion.

21) Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?
– ‘Slytherin’: Whilst I could argue that a part of me thought that there was a chance I would be sorted into Ravenclaw due to my studious nature, the house which first thought that I would be in was Slytherin.

22) Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottermore?
– ‘Slytherin’: After taking the first ever Pottermore Sorting Quiz, I was sorted into Slytherin. This was, for me, a significant moment and I was extremely proud. I was even prouder when I was sorted into Slytherin for a second time – having had made another account due to me obtaining a new email and mostly because I had forgotten my log in details.

23) Which class would be your favourite?
– ‘History of Magic’: Whilst this is depicted as one of the most boring classes studied by the students of Hogwarts, I must admit that I would most likely enjoy it very much. I love History as a subject and the idea of learning about historical magical events and their impact, etc, is one which appeals to be greatly. Furthermore, my fascination of being taught by a ghost would well outweigh any boredom felt during the lessons if there was any.

24) Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?
– ‘Imperio’: Yes, yes, my Slytherin side is showing. Even more so because it took me a few minutes to decide upon a final answer… I admit I was torn between Imperio and Crucio. After considering it however, I don’t think I would waste my time torturing people when I could just make them do whatever I wanted and therefore my response to this question is Imperio.

25) Which character do you think you’d instantly become friends with?
– ‘Luna Lovegood’: To be honest, Luna Lovegood is perhaps my second favourite female character within the Harry Potter series. Both her character in the books and the movies is one which I feel I would instantly become friends with. Like Luna I am somewhat I bit of an outsider and just like Luna I am perfectly fine with that situation. For that reason, among others, I feel that I would both naturally gravitate towards Luna and become friends with her as well. We could sit and discuss Nargles and other creatures which no one believes to exist.

26) If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?
– ‘Invisibility Cloak’: Elder wand? Tempting but too much trouble. Resurrection Stone? Firstly, I wouldn’t know who to ‘bring back’ and secondly if I was in the position to I still would not. Thus, my response to this question is of course the Invisibility Cloak! Think of what fun I could have if I was invisible, the pranks I could play, the people I could avoid… The endless opportunities which present themselves to me in my mind make me wish with all my heart that the Invisibility Cloak was real!

27) Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change?
– There are two, if I’m honest and given that there are only two I am just going to take the time to tell you them both:
I would have enjoyed more flashback sequences (showing the Marauder’s Era or Tom Riddle’s time).
Perhaps some parts of the story told from the perspective of various characters.

28) Favourite Marauder?
– ‘James Potter’: To be fair, I can’t exactly put my finger on a specific reason which makes James Potter my favourite Marauder. His character is just one whom I am drawn to and whilst I do not agree with how he treated Snape and possibly others, his loyalty to his friends, his love for Lily and his mischievous nature is something that I admire about him and feel, personally, redeems him to an extent.

29) If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?
– ‘Fred Weasley’: Fred… Fred, Fred, Fred. There is no doubt in my mind that if I could bring a character back to life it would be Fred. I don’t know what it is about movies but it is rare for me to get emotional over a character’s death. However, Fred’s death was one which shook me for months – both after reading it in the book and witnessing the scene in which Harry, Ron and Hermione enter The Great Hall to find Fred’s body among the deceased. Such a funny character who was, again in my own opinion, the ideal big brother, and of course George’s TWIN… There is something about the death of a twin which makes a character’s death much more heart-breaking and for that reason I would chose to revive Fred and return him to George, the rest of the Weasleys and us as fans!

30) HALLOWS or HORCRUXES?
– ‘Horcruxes’: Yes. I’m going there. I, fellow Slytherin, would choose the same early path as Lord Voldemort himself and without hesitation. Hallows, to me, are interesting magical objects. However, I am similarly interested and vaguely obsessed with the idea that it could be possible to live forever and if I had to make a few sacrifices then so be it! Furthermore, whilst I could make as many Horcruxes as I like, there is only one Hallow which interests me – two including the Elder Wand to be honest but my previous answer states how I truly feel about that.

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Movie Madness (20 Questions)

These are just a few questions quite a lot of people ask me on a regular basis so for those wanting answers, here they are! 

Favourite Movie?

Jurassic Park (1993).

Least Favourite Movie? 

Jack Frost (1998). 

Movie I Hated Then Loved?

Ghostbusters (2016).

Movie I Loved Then Hated? 

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).

Movie I’ve Seen Most?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – which I have watched at least over 20 times. (2005).

Movie I Wish Was A Book? 

Howl (2015) — SOMEONE TELL ME IF THIS IS A BOOK BECAUSE I NEED IT!

Book I Wish Was A Movie?

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

Movie That Wasn’t As Good As The Book? 

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009). 

Movie That Was Better Than The Book? 

American Assassin by Vince Flynn (for ONE reason: GHOST) (2017). 

Favourite Movie Series? 

Harry Potter Series (2001 – 2011).

Favourite Action Movie? 

American Assassin (2017).

Favourite Horror Movie? 

Mama (2013).

Favourite Romance Movie? 

Waiting For Forever (2010) 

Favourite Fantasy Movie? 

Inkheart (2008)

Favourite Superhero Movie? 

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 

Movie I’d Love To Be In? 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2, to be specific) (2015).

Movie I’d Hate To Be In? 

World War Z (2013). 

Overrated Movie? 

Twilight (2008).

Underrated Movie? 

Like Minds (2006).

Movie I Would NOT Recommend? 

Jungle (2017). 

Movie I Would Recommend? 

The Apparition (2012).

 

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Personal: Facts About Me ETC

QUESTION FOR YOU ALL

Hey you! Yes, you… iwanttoaskyousomequestions.

I know what you’re thinking: youwannaaskmequestions.gif

That’s right! I have questions for you, my lovely readers. Here they are below and feel free to answer them in the comments with or without your own questions for myself.

  1. What interests you about my blog?
  2. Do you have a blog and, if so, what is it about? Feel free to leave the link too!
  3. Are you a reader? If so then what is the first book which you remember either being read to you or you having read by yourself?

 

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Question Time

Question Time With Jayse

Question Time Jayse

Last month, I had an idea of inviting fellow readers to collaborate, of sorts, with me for particular pieces to feature on my blog. Jayse, my fellow team member of The Nerd Daily, was the first individual I invited to do this with. Much to my delight, Jayse agreed and thus Question Time was created! The following blog post consists of a number of questions which Jayse and I asked each other and hopefully you, the reader, will be able to use it as a means of getting to know myself and friend, Jayse, a little better. Enjoy!


 

Jayse Asks Me
Favourite Book Of All Time

It took a long time to decide what book I was going to chose as an answer to this question but eventually I was able to come to a final decision. American Assassin by Vince Flynn would have to be my favourite book of all time! The novel is the first in a series of sixteen books telling the origin story, of sorts, of how Mitch Rapp became the C.I.A’s top assassin.

I Ask Jayse:
When And How Did Your Passion For Reading Begin?

I think my passion for books and reading began in ‘prep’ which is Australia’s first year of school. I had a very passionate teacher who noticed that I actually couldn’t read yet, one of the only kids in the school who couldn’t. I was placed in a remedial reading class with an AMAZING lady named Louise Wright who at the time was just volunteering. I spent hours each week with her reading books and sounding out words. From then I have become an avid reader who devours books and I am SO grateful that my teachers picked up my issues at that very early stage.

Jayse Asks Me:
If You Could Live In Any Fantasy Land Which Would It Be i.e. Narnia etc.

No hesitation is needed for answering this question, I must say the magical world of Harry Potter and all that comes with it. I want to be a part of that world, attend Hogwarts and visit all the magical locations J.K’s imagination had to offer.


I ask Jayse
:

What Was The First Book You Can Remember Having Read By Yourself?

The very first I remember reading by myself – I know its not the first is a series by Katherine Applegate called Animorphs. I read the entire series and still have them to this day.

Jayse Asks Me:
Do You Listen To Music Whilst Reading? If So, What Music?

I don’t always listen to music whilst reading but most of the time I do. I tend to listen to movie soundtracks and scores and even the soundtracks to musicals whilst reading, especially if there is a song of piece of music which I feel fits the theme. If the book has a movie adaption, then I will listen to the tracks of that as I read the scenes within the novel.

I ask Jayse:
If You Could Write A Book, Then Which Genre Would Your Book Be Categorized In?

I’m actually a budding author and I have eight novels in progress (I just need to pick one to work on and finish it) I have written sci-fi, a couple YA fantasy and I’ve also began writing a thriller which covers topics of domestic violence.


Jayse Asks Me
:

Favourite Childhood Author?

J.K Rowling. Whether the explanation is justifiable for this answer or not really depends on your opinion. Up until I started High School Rowling’s Harry Potter series were the only books which I read and even once I had started High School it took so long for me to really begin to explore the reading horizon and give Potter some distance.


I Ask Jayse
:

Who Are Your Top 3 Favourite Authors?

Top three, sheesh that’s so HARD because I love so many varied authors…okay three. Third would be – Melanie Casey, Australian author who wrote the Cass Lehman series which is about a clairvoyant who when she stands where a death has occurred she actually experiences the moments before, during and after the death.
Second – Victoria Aveyard, I adore the Red Queen series. I’ve read the first three with War Storm patiently waiting to be read on my shelves.
First – My favourite author is Patrick Rothfuss, he writes the Kingkiller series. There are currently two books in the series and fans have been waiting YEARS for the third book. I am hoping that I’ll arrive in 2019!! Fingers crossed.

Jayse Asks Me:
Favourite Television/Movie Series?

Oh, what the heck, I’ll answer both! My favourite television series definitely has to be The Pillars of the Earth (an adaption to the book of the same title written by Ken Follett). I absolutely adore that series and it’s the DVD set that I take with me whenever I go to stay at one of my family members house.
As for movie series, I don’t know if it counts as a series per say but definitely the Marvel movies. I’m addicted to them and considering throughout High School I hated hearing anything about them I realize that I wasted a lot of years doing my best to pretend they didn’t exist. God, I’m stupid!

I Ask Jayse:
Do You Have A Fictional Crush, If So Then Who Is It?

Hmm, not really, no. I have characters who I really adore – Mare Barrow is one of them. I just love how she’s been thrown into this situation she didn’t even know was a possibility and is handling it. It shows great adaptability.

Jayse Asks Me:
Do You Read Comics/Graphic Novels? If So, Which Ones?

I don’t read them as much as I would like to… I own a few comics and I also have a few graphic novels on my Kindle app on my mobile phone though. The ones I own are Marvel comics and comics related to books and television series’ that I enjoy.

I Ask Jayse:
If You Could Be A Character Within Any Book/Movie/TV Show etc, Which Book etc Would You Choose?

Oh man I would literally be any character in the charmed series. I absolutely love the OG charmed. I am sooooo scared that they’re going to stuff up the remake man.

Jayse Asks Me:
What’s The Perfect Snack To Have Whilst Reading?

I can’t limit that answer to telling you of one snack… I have a ‘dish’ that I prepare called “Stacey’s Snack Pack” which I tend to pick at through whilst reading and it consists of a sandwich, some fruit, a packet of crisps, and maybe a piece of chocolate. This topped with a can of cola at the side makes for my perfect dish of food to each whilst reading.

I Ask Jayse:
Have You Ever Disliked A Book, If So Which One And Why?

I actually come across books I dislike all the time – It could be the mood I’m in when going in to read the book, it could be that I didn’t read the blurb and cannot follow the book or if it’s badly written. I always say that if you aren’t into a book by the time you’ve read 80 pages, put it down. There’s not enough time in life for books you don’t enjoy.

Jayse Asks Me:
You’re Trapped On A Desert Island, What Five Things Have You Got With You?

Book 1: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Book 2: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K Rowling
Clothing Item: My Bucky Barnes cap
Survival Item: My pocketknife
Additional Item: My travel blanket given to me by my Nan

I Ask Jayse:
Which Fictional Character Would Be Your Enemy?

Maven from Red Queen or Bellatrix from HP.

Jayse Asks Me:
Regular Book, eBook or Audio Book?

Regular book. However, I am slowly coming around to the idea of personally accepting eBooks and Audio books as a means of reading. It only took me to the age of 22 years-old to finally find some enjoyment in using a kindle.

I Ask Jayse:
Which Song Best Fits/Describes Your Favourite Book?

Honestly, not just one. When I’m reading I’m usually listening to a ‘themed’ playlist from spotify. If I’m reading sci-fi it’ll be outer space themed, if I’m reading fantasy it’ll be that themed music I’m listening to. So yeah…that’s me. Lol.

Jayse Asks Me:
Has There Been A Book Which You Absolutely Hated?

Actually, no… At least, not yet! There have been books that I look back on and think… “I can’t believe I enjoyed it as much as I did whilst reading it at the time” but there’s never been a book that I’ve read and thought… “Get this book away from me!”. I tend to enjoy all the books I read to some extent.

I Ask Jayse:
Who Are Your Two Favourite Characters From Anywhere (Book, Movie, etc), Now Which One Would You Rather Meet If You Could In Real Life?

I’d love to meet anyone from the movie Stardust, its one of my favourites based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. ❤


Well, that is the end of this session of Question Time! Thanks again to Jayse for his participation and if you are interested in reading any of his published work for The Nerd Daily then feel free to click on the link below to be directed to his profile: 

JAYSE’S PROFILE – THE NERD DAILY

 

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The Nerd Daily

The Nerd Daily

Some of you may be wondering right now well, what is The Nerd Daily? Let me tell you…

The Nerd Daily is a website which I discovered whilst browsing for sites on which I could post reviews for the books I read, movies I watched and just generally be able to state my opinions on and meet others who enjoyed the same things I did.

THE NERD DAILY

It is, as described on the site:

 

So, as you can see, it really was the perfect site for me to come across. After that, all it took was sending a quick email to the editor to introduce myself and express my interest and I was soon a team member!

me on tnd

Since then I have written a few articles for The Nerd Daily and intend to continue writing a lot more… Should you wish to read the articles which I have written then feel free to click on the link below which will take you to my profile, the link is also available at the top of my blog too. Additionally, my articles are also posted to my blog the following day after their publication on the site but still feel free to go along to The Nerd Daily website to like and comment on my works there!

THE NERD DAILY PROFILE

May I also take a moment to suggest that you also have a read at the other articles posted by the other team members of The Nerd Daily as well? Hello, also, to any Nerd Daily writers AND readers out there who are reading this post right now.

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Suggestion Sunday

Suggestion Sunday

SuggestionSunday

 

Do you have any topics you would like me to post about on my blog, within reason of course? Are you interested on my thoughts and opinions regarding an issue? Or do you simply have a book, TV show, movie etc recommendation to make?

Let me know by commenting below and I’ll get back to you either in the comments as well or in a future blog post!

Hope you’re all well,

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Personal Messages/Updates

What To Expect

Hello to you all!

Well, as you can see I have done as I said I would do and deleted all past posts from my blog but please do not be alarmed. If you missed my warning message then allow me to repeat what was said within my earlier post that was made last month.

For a while, a lot of unfortunate events were plaguing my life and affecting myself and my family in a terrible way… However, as I slowly but surely overcome the challenges those events presented me with and move forward with my life I began to think about fresh starts and just how useful one may be. So, here we are, the blog had been ‘reset’ so to speak but I do intend on keeping it for its original purpose and therefore the content will not change – only improve!

With that in mind I can also say that I plan on keeping on top of posting and even have spreadsheets to help me manage the posts I intend to make and help me ensure that I do, in fact, post daily. Whilst these spreadsheets will not be shown publicly, I will consult them on a regular basis to ensure the timetable is being followed and deadlines are met. If you are curious to know about when to expect posts however then here is the posting times below:

fandomfrenzy posting times as of july 2018

So what can you expect to see posted at these times? Just like before this blog looks to present its readers with a number of reviews for books, movies, TV shows and the likes… In addition to that I will also post various articles written by myself regarding a number of subjects and even evaluation posts that will explore characters, events and more in depth from both an objective and subjective perspective.

Furthermore, as well as being able to comment on individual posts with your own opinions and such, each Sunday a ‘Suggestion Sunday’ post will be made in which you will specifically be able to comment with any suggestions you have regarding what you’d like to see on the blog, your recommended reads or movies and TV shows you would like me to review or simply give my opinion on then and there.

And that, my friends, is it and thank you to you all for being understanding and supportive as of late, I hope that all of you are keeping well also!

Smile always,

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